Thursday, July 23, 2009

Me likey...It's true!

I have a lot of friends. (I like to think so anyways.) Often times these friendships almost seem seasonal. Having VERY STRONG memories and then remembering voids that we didn't speak, to come back into each other's lives to share another moment that picks up the friendship like it never skipped a beat. (I have a lot of those, do you?) I'm such a bawl baby and sometimes I think back and it wells up tears in my eyes because I wonder if this pattern or inconsistency is my fault? I don't ever feel like the silence blips hurt my relationships...but then I got this forward in my inbox. Now it all makes sense!

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON,it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty,to provide you with guidance and support,
To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
This person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die.Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met,our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share,grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,
Things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson,
Love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant

Thank you for being a part of my life,
Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Good excuse

I had leftover chocolate cake from dinner last night with Monica at Hooters Resaurant. OMG...if it eren't for today being the Sabbath, I'd be there RIGHT NOW ordering 5 more...yum!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Internal Reverie of a Nocturnal Mind

I can't sleep. I close my eyes, hunker into the bed and my eye lids spin open quickly: like the snap of one of those old window shades that roll up and look like a long skinny halogen light bulb. This is when my deliria kicks in and reoccuring random thoughts make me laugh.
1) I love my dog. I wish he was a vampire so he could live forever and be indestructable when he cement dives nose first. However, most people that see him are already afraid that he might eat them. Raging thirst for human blood might not be such a good idea. Good thing a purchased the face leash.
2) When I think of Gall Bladder, I immediately think of ducks, which leads me to think Platypus. Then I just smile and laugh. Once, I snorted.
3) If you fill a water ballon and put it in the freezer to make "snowballs" in the summer with Lori Rosecrans (when you're 8) You shall find yourself launching cannon (snow)balls at her brother and cousins instead.
4.) Neo Yuppie sounds like Neon Gummie. I have to like it.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Holy COW

Dress like a cow...get a free Chick-fil-A meal day. Xan and I decided to spend the evening putting on cow spots & ears before enjoying her Deluxe Chicken Sandwich Meal and my 12pc Nuggets Meal. $13.00 worth of food, quality entertainment with my friend and looking totally cute while doing it? SCORE!

picky pet

Most dogs will eat anything...right? who could pass these up? I wanted to eat the vanilla cream filled myself. Oh well...

Tonights training went well. Yesterday we had zero concrete dives, 1 tantrum and 4 nose bats. Today we had zero concrete dvies, 1 very short tantrum and 3 nose batting. I just have to stick with it and be firm! (i can't wait until its over though!!!)

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Thanks for your time

A young man learns what's most important in life from the guy next door.

It had been some tim e since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the rush of his busy life, Jack had little time to think about the past and often no time to spend with his wife and son. He was working on his future, and nothing could stop him.

Over the phone, his mother told him, "Mr. Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday." Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days.

"Jack, did you hear me?"

"Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It's been so long since I thought of him. I'm sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago," Jack said.

"Well, he didn't forget you. Every time I saw him he'd ask how you were doing. He'd reminisce about the many days you spent over 'his side of th e fence' as he put it," Mom told him.
"I loved that old house he lived in," Jack said.

"You know, Jack, after your father died, Mr. Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man's influence in your life," she said

"He's the one who taught me carpentry," he said. "I wouldn't be in this business if it weren't for him. He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were important...Mom, I'll be there for the funeral," Jack said. <> As busy as he was, he kept his word. Jack caught the next flight to his hometown. Mr. Belser's funeral was small and uneventful. He had no children of his own, and most of his relatives had passed away.

The night before he had to return home, Jack and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one more time.

Standing in the doorway, Jack paused for a moment. It was like c rossing over into another dimension, a leap through space and time The house was exactly as he remembered. Every step held memories. Every picture, every piece of furniture...Jack stopped suddenly.

"What's wrong, Jack?" his Mom asked.

"The box is gone," he said

"What box?" Mom asked.

"There was a small gold box that he kept locked on top of his desk. I must have asked him a thousand times what was inside. All he'd ever tell me was 'the thing I value most,'" Jack said.
It was gone.. Everything about the house was exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box. He figured someone from the Belser family had taken it.

"Now I'll never know what was so valuable to him," Jack said. "I better get some sleep. I have an early flight home, Mom."

It had been about two weeks since Mr. Belser died Returning home from work one day Jack discovered a note in his mailbox. "Signature required on a package. No one at home. Please stop by the main post office within the next three days," the note read.

Early the next day Jack retrieved the package. The small box was old and looked like it had been mailed a hundred years ago.. The handwriting was difficult to read, but the return address caught his attention. "Mr. Harold Belser" it read. Jack took the box out to his car and ripped open the package. There inside was the gold box and an envelope. Jack's hands shook as he read the note inside.

"Upon my death, please forward this box and its contents to Jack Bennett. It's the thing I valued most in my life." A small key was taped to the letter. His heart racing, as tears filling his eyes, Jack carefully unlocked the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket watch .
Running his fingers slowly over the finely etched casing, he unlatched the cover. Inside he found these words engraved:
"Jack, Thanks for your time! -Harold Belser."

"The thing he valued most time"
Jack held the watch for a few minutes, then called his office and cleared his appointments for the next two days. "Why?" Janet, his assistant asked.
"I need some time to spend with my son," he said.
"Oh, by the way, Janet, thanks for your time!"

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away,"
Think about this. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.
1. At least 2 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.
2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way..
3! . A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
4. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you b efore they go to sleep.
5. You mean the world to someone.
6. If not for you, someone may not be living.
7... You are special and unique.
8. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good can still come from it.
9. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.
10. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.
12 . Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know and you'll both be happy .
13. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.
Send this letter to all the people you care about, if you do so, you will certainly brighten someone's day and might change their perspective on life...for the better.

To everyone who reads this, " Thanks for your time "

Thursday, July 9, 2009

lunch sack

I love brown paper bags!

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lead me...I shall follow

If you have ever bailed out the Braunings by walking our beloved Boscoe...You have most likely experienced the Kite routine. He sees something he likes and takes off: leaving u in the wind. Literally.

So after purchasing the aforementioned "wonder walker"...We sat down and watchedthe instructional dvd.

He sniffed the collar for a few minutes before her grew tired and bored. He slept through the remainder of the dvd...

It wasn't completely successful, he hates anything new so he nose dived straight into the cement and he gave himself quite an abrasion on his cute furry nose. (I was terrified!)

I'm happy to report that today was a much better day! (Yesterday we had 3 nose dives, 12 paw bats to his nose, 2 temper tantrums: 1) Laying down in the field for 3 minutes & 2) alligator rolling in fron of the apartments across the street. I suppose he figured if they thought he was in cardia arrest they might pull the harness from his face?)

Today we only had 1 nose dive, 5 paw bats to his nose, and 1 temper tantrum (He sat on the sidewalk and stared at me for 4 minutes.) before we made it home.

I hate that he nose dives into cement at all, however, the change in our routine has been dramatic! We were 200 yards from deer in th field yesterday and he lunged once. I pulled him back without any fits afterwards. I also able to talk with a fellow dog walker last night for 5 minutes with Boscoe calm at my side. This evening he was pounce free to the mother and toddler who usually look at us like they're afraid to be his dinner! I'll let you know how it ends.


In 1400 England there was a law that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"
Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only..Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S . Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400
The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
A. Obsession
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All were invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey
Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase.......... "goodnight, sleep tight."
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down."
It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Lawn Montage

**No lawns were hurt in the writing of this post. (None hurt by me...) House numbers have been changed to protect the neighbors innocence.

If you haven't heard: Texas is in a drought. Also, if you didn't know, I was worried my husband would leave me after he saw the evidence of the personal assault I put his lawn through. It was a long process..but I must report success.

The first 3 photos I will show you, belong to various neighbors.

Align Center

I got a thumbs up from the TruGreen Chemlawn Man himself!

The End. Happy greening!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Good or bad?

I can't figure if I'm ecstatic or livid over the death of my *new* sneaker heel. (Due to obsessive daily jogging) I suppose 5 sizes and 32 pounds later, I can be ok with it....