Tuesday, February 24, 2009


FIRSTS! I saw this over at Valerie's at It's a Wonderful Life. Check out her blog, she says it like it is and I love it. I always enjoy stopping by, never a dull moment. Sparky, I stole it first. LOL

So here are some Firsts about me, read on and enjoy and laugh or not, just don't fall asleep please. If you feel so inclined copy and do a post yourself.

1. Who was your FIRST prom date? Dave Lucido. I was a Sophomore and he was a Junior and it was his Junior Prom.

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? Heck NO, I hear he is still a little stuck on me still so it is better to stay in hiding.

3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink? a California Cooler, I was 18.

4. What was your FIRST job? I worked at Hilson's Clothing store wrapping purchases at Christmas time.

5. What was your FIRST car? A red Toyota Corolla that was handed down from my brother. My first stick shift. I didn't know how to drive it so my brother took me to San Francisco and parked on a hill, told me to get in the driver's seat and said, "Let's go!" SCARY......But I did it and I was proud of myself.

6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today? Nobody texted me, I feel so unloved.

7. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning? Me...Lol I am selfish I know. But I did think of my hubby next. :)))))

8. Who was your FIRST grade teacher? Mrs. Crawford. She was very old as was all my teachers I think.

9. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? I went to Minnesota in the winter with my husband to a funeral. I have a very big fear of flying but I do it anyway. Getting easier each time.

10. Who was your FIRST best friend and are you still friends with them? Donna, we met when we were 5 and not really anymore but not for a lack of trying on my part. Just part of growing apart as we grow up. But still in touch with her mom and rest of family. We have tea parties together. Her mom is in the pictures of my sister Janeen's tea of last Saturday actually.

11. What was your FIRST sport played? I ran Track my Freshman year and won Most Valuable thank you very much!

12. Where was your FIRST sleep over? My same friend Donna's house.

13. Who was the FIRST person you talked to today? Gerry my hubby.

14. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? My friend Robin. We went to Junior High together, worked together, married the same year and we each had a girl first and then a boy.

15. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? Hugged my cat who has gone back to sleeping at the foot of my bed.

16. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? Kenny Loggins! It was great.

17. FIRST tattoo or piercing? Got my ears pierced when I was 15. I have always wanted a tattoo but I am just to scared. I hear it hurts too damned much plus I would be afraid it would start sagging somewhere on me lol.

18. FIRST foreign country you went to? Mexico, drove in and drove out. I was to paranoid to get out of the car. lol

19. What was your FIRST run in with the law? I am taking way too much time on this one so it must mean I am squeaky clean.

20. When was your FIRST detention? I KNOW I had detention once in my life I just can't remember for what or when. ha ha It was probably for something really lame.

21. What was the FIRST state you lived in? California and only California

22. Who was the FIRST person to break your heart? Nathan Wallace. I had a mad crush on him in grade school and I could never get him to notice me. When I happened to go to a new church one day and he was in my Sunday school class I was in heaven but then one of us stopped going to that church. Go figure.

23. Who was your FIRST roommate? I didn't have a roommate. I lived at home until got married. So technically, my husband is my first roomate.

24. Where did you go on your FIRST limo ride? To the Church to get married!

25. Where did you go on your FIRST date with your husband? To the movies to see Al Pachino in Scarface. It was a great movie.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Newest family member

Ladies, this lovely young lady to my left is Alicia. She is the newest addition to our family. By that, I mean she is carrying my grand child. Although you can't tell, she is four months along and has quite a little pouch. With her love to hate probably size 1 body (yes, I am jealous) you can only really tell when she stands sideways LOLOL. She hasn't had a stitch of morning sickness either. SOOOO not fair.

Anyway, Alicia is currently going to college getting her classes out of the way so she can become a nurse. She'd like to be a Neonatal, Delivery room, or Emergency room nurse. She hasn't quite made the choice yet but she has time. Isn't she a beautiful girl, she is so photogenic! Nick sure has good taste. This reminds me that I need to take a picture of the two of them together. You can see a picture of Nick in my post below. This picture was taken at my sister Janeen's Pink Champagne and Tea party yesterday, please stop over to her place chachaneen and check out all the pictures it was a great time!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I've been tagged!

I have been tagged by Fern over at Ferns Lake! I stopped by her post last night and saw my name. When ever I see my name in someone else's post I get a moment of panic. LOL It's like, "Aaaah what did I do now". I got in trouble alot when I was a kid. hahaha

The instruction is to go into my photo collection, take the fourth folder and the fourth picture in that folder and explain it. Then tag four more bloggers to do the same. But since those instructions sent me to Tiggers folder and she has dominated my blog of late. SO I went to another folder and chose from that and here we are:

This photo is of my nephew John, my daughter Jackie and my youngest son Nick (soon to be a dad). This picture was taken at Jackie's UC Davis graduation party last June of 08. John is 21 I believe, Jackie is 22 and Nick is 20. They have all grown up together and have a great relationship. They might not see each other as often now but when they do they just pick up from where they left off. It's great to see. John is named after my father, Jackie is sort of named after my husbands mother, but I had already picked this name years before it just so happens to be my MIL too lol and Nick was my choice and when he was born and the doctor asked what his name was I yelled out Nicholas before my husband could say "Skip". The doctor said to my husband, Nicholas huh? and husband says, "I guess so". Can you honestly look into a baby's face and say "hiya there Skip"? It's not a bad name, it's just not going to be attached to anyone in MY family. LOL No offense to any blogger named Skip. Nick loves to tell this story.

My handsome nephew John is going to San Francisco State, not sure what he is studying, I am sure he told me but I have since forgot.... but he'll do great what ever it is, we are all very proud of him. He is the most loving and sweet young man. I kinda think he looks like Prince William with more hair ... lol .

Jackie now works for The Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, working on a plan to help make sure all the states have a food safety disaster plan ready and in place in case of any sort of attack on our food and animals. She is also getting married to Brian in October this year.

Last is my youngest son Nick. He is currently a Loss Prevention Agent for a large circle of Grocery stores that covers four cities so beware because he can KICK YOUR BUTT! He was a Varsity Wrestler for 5 years and can take down someone two to three times his size. He and Alicia are going to be parents in August of this year and are preparing for that big life changing step!

Whew, I didn't know I was going to come up with all that from this picture, lol . I am supposed to tag four people and so here they are:

Janeen over at chachaneen

Debbie at Debbies English Treasures

Cynthia at Cynthias Cottage Designs

Barbara at Ramblings From An English Garden

Stop by and visit this wonder blogs you will so enjoy yourself. :)

Monday, February 16, 2009


I have been away on a long weekend without Internet but I have been checking my email on my cell phone and I want to thank you for your thoughts and prayers on our girly girl cat Tigger. (Kids named her Tigger before we knew she was a girl, lol) My wonderful sister and her two children have been Tigger babysitting so to speak twice a day this weekend making sure she gets outside for some exercise and has food and water. For all accounts, Tigger girl has returned to her normal self. She is going in and out the dog door on her own, which is where she is right now, in the back yard. The pictures you will see here are the only ones I could get tonight because she kept running away from me. As my sister said, she is drinking buckets of water! Crazy, and she has gone back to eating her regular food. The only thing she has not figured out, is WHERE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM!!!!!!!! THAT is why I have had to have a cat sitter......So until she starts going outside on a regular basis she is on WATCH. Hubby put a fresh cat litter in the bathroom tonight and she balked at it.....she had that "try and make me" look to her, it was funny. Update alert!!!! While on the phone with sis a few moments ago I was looking for Tigger and found her on the counter eating her food! Meaning...she jumped up HIGH! YA.

Here she is trying to hide from me!

She thinks I am gone.....NOT!
I don't know if you can tell but she has totally gained weight!
Oh my, she was so NOT happy about posing for this picture. When I was done she took off running.
Tigger says thank you. :)
Stay tuned as I have won two giveaways and will be posting these lovely items this week. I'd write more but Tigger has decided she wants to bond right now and is not letting me type. lol

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Additional Tigger Update

Sorry to do another Tigger update but she has gone PSYCHO, LOL! I didn't think it was possible but yes. I think she has gotten some of not all of her sight back and it is freaking her out! Last night she was sitting on my lap and Nicks girlfriend Alicia tossed a pair of black socks across the room onto the couch and the cat watched the whole motion. Hubby and I were like Whaaaaaaat? Hurry, do it again we said. Alicia did it two more times and she followed each one. THEN here is the crazy part. She started getting spooked through out the night for no reason. It was like this invisible creature was after her or something. She would just start backing up really fast like something was after her. I picked her up to calm her down and after about 30 seconds she starts backing up in my arms so fast and FLYS like Superman up over me onto the bar counter top behind me and I am like. What the hell?! I go into the kitchen and she is on the counter. So again, I pick her up and sit on the other couch and try to calm her and then she does it again! This time she FLYS over me off the couch and races down the hall and around the corner up half a flight of stairs! Two days prior she was this little love muffin, limp biscuit, who would just cuddle and now she doesn't want to be picked up and is hiding under the dining room table. Maybe she is She has to be able to see to make moves like that.. Oh! and I have this garden statue in my dining room that I placed in her path and she would back up and go around it. Did that 4-5 times. This means something I am sure. I can't find anything about "temporary" blindness in cats anywhere so this is just so weird and now her Psycho behavior!

I have resorted to a glass of wine to calm my nerves. LOL I had one last night too! I may need to buy a few more bottles hahaha

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tigger update :)

Tigger just jumped up on the couch!!! This is BIG news as she has not tried to jump since she went blind. YAY! I was sitting there on the end of the couch and saw her extending her body up the side of the couch and I got all excited. I picked her up and put her on the floor in front of the couch and helped her do it a few times by putting her paws on the couch and lifting her back legs. Then all by herself she did it! Of course she took my spot and as I write this she is STILL IN IT IN THIS SAME POSITION. I don't think she knows what to do now. lol Also, earlier today she stared giving me kisses and purring and snuggling with me. She is getting her "mojo" back. Look at these beautiful green eyes.

Friday I had to go to Jury Duty, and put her outside on the back enclosed patio and when I got home around noon she had found her way out into the yard and was soaking wet from the rain. I had to bring her in and give her a bath with Johnson's baby shampoo as that is all I had and then I dried her with the blow dryer all the while she was trying to get away. lol Thought she would hate me for sure on this one. But today she showed me otherwise.

This is Sunday and is a blessed day! :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Poor Cat

This is our cat, Tigger, she is about 13 years old. Apparently, she went suddenly blind a couple of days before Christmas. I couldn't figure out why she was not jumping up on the ledge to eat and why she was suddenly just prowling the house. It was driving me crazy watching her walk every solid inch of this place for hours and hours. Then on Christmas Eve she ran smack into the bathtub and hubby said, "she's blind". We did all the tests, and she was not responding. So, on Christmas Eve at 7am, when I am to put a 25 pound turkey in the oven to feed people by 5pm, I was sitting in a Vet hospital. Hubby had to work and so four hours later I find she either has a brain tumor or some kind of disease that you can get after having a cold, (which she had, a cold) that can leave you blind, with out a cure. Well, not wanting to subject her to brain surgery, nor did I have any extra money after the $300 I already just spent to find out if she has the incurable disease. Since all the initial blood tests came back normal, I just brought her home.

She is an indoor/outdoor cat once she found out how to use the doggie door a few years ago. Because I was afraid to put her outside she has been cooped up indoors but that was bad because she wouldn't use the litter box and ya, enough said. I started out walking her at night and on weekends with a cat harness and leash, then last weekend I started putting her in the back yard during the morning and she is doing great. She loves the sun!

She has lost ALOT of weight and she is very bony. She refuses to eat her hard food or drink water so I have been buying canned food with gravy and adding water to it. I mash up the food like grits and she eats it right up. She still won't drink plain water but I make sure she gets it in her food. She pees alot so I know it is working.
The bell around her neck is so that we can find her. lol

She almost lost her balance here, I think I scared her with the camera.

Here we are, just the girls. lol Had a hard time getting her to sit still for this picture. She just wants to be free to roam in sun.

My hubby found this baby fold-n-go on Craig's list and so now she has a place to sleep when she is in the house. We took the padded bottom and put it in between two big garbage bags to protect it and keep it clean. Then we put a fluffy soft fleece blanket she likes over it and she is now "semi" happy. She used to sleep on the bed with us but then she started falling off the bed so we had to protect her from herself and the carpets!!! Stanley Steamer here we come, lol
She didn't like it at first and tried to push herself out but now she is resolved to it. I pick her up each morning at 5am and bring her upstairs to walk around our room while we get ready for work. Then put her back around 6am. My son then takes her outside around 10am when it gets warm and feeds her and she roams the yard or enclosed deck until we get home from work.

The best part, she is back to purring and meowing again!!!. This week actually. I missed that so much. Oh! and I tried to take a picture of her beautiful green eyes, and she blinked, both times. So she can see something if not shadows maybe.
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