Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday # 17

Monday, January 28, 2008

Weekend SnapShot Nine

Over the weekend we went to the Winter Carnival to see the ice sculpture. I went there mainly to get out of the house and take some pictures. I think I was having with drawl es.

I think that I may of had more fun after wards when I got to play around with my new photo shop.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Stupid pot holes

Two nights ago I was driving threw the city when I hit a tiny pot hole. Right way I new that my tire had popped. I was really scared not only did it happen at the way wrong place. But some where that didn't really have a shoulder to pull over on. I also didn't have a spare tire. That is my own fault for never getting a new one after mine was stolen.

I didn't know what to do. I called home and right away I had someone on there way out to get me. But it was like 9:00pm on a Friday night. There was no way that I was getting it fixed that night. After I called home I had remembered how I had just gotten new insurance and I had thought that I heard them say that I had free road side assistants. So I gave them a call. Sure enough I did. I felt so relieved. I knew then that I was going to be ok. They towed me home for free.

When I was waiting for the tow guy I was thinking about what would of happened if I never got new insurance?

When I got my car I had called an Agent that was supposed to find me the cheapest insurance. They found my Allstate.

A few months after that when my car was stolen and I called them to let them know that. They were like "Well there is nothing that we can do" Very rudely to may I add. "

After that when I had been talking to people around only heard bad things about them. I kept saying that I was going to switch but never did.

When I moved I called Allstate to let them know my address had changed. Never once did they tell me that because I moved to a different zip code it was going to be a 15 dollar difference. Still I didn't change.

A couple of weeks ago a light bulb went off in my head that thoughy maybe it would be cheaper if I put mine and my France's insurances under the same policy. So we tried it. By me switching to Progressive I saved my self 65 dollars a month and a whole lot better coverage on my car.

Now I couldn't find my agents number when I wanted to call Allstate and cancel with them so I had to call the 1 800 number. I talked with someone. Who once again was really rude. And she was going to let my insurance agent know that I wanted to talk to them. Ok good I thought. But then she had to have my license number for some verification. SO I gave it to her. She was like "Mam this does not match" Right away I new why. Not that long ago we got new drivers license numbers. It didn't matter to them though. So I asked well how was I going to get a hold of her. The lady started telling me something but I didn't stay on the line long enough to hear what she was going to say.

I have always thought that Progressive was more expansive so I had never got a quote from there before. Not only was it cheaper with more coverage. The customer service they give is outstanding. That is very important to me. They really made me feel like they were there to help me

Saturday, January 26, 2008

PhotoHunt Old-Fashioned

This is a part of my Mushroom collection. This one particularly is one of my favorites. My daughter found it at a garage sale and bought it for me for Mothers Day one year with her own money

Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday's Feast

How many times per day do you usually laugh?

To may to count.

What do your sunglasses look like?

Big and black

You win a free trip to anywhere on your continent, but you have to travel by train. Where do you go?

umm Chicago. Not to far but far enough.

Main Course
Name one thing you consider a great quality about living in your town/city.

Both of my jobs are under 10 minutes away.

If the sky could be another color, what color do you think would look best?

Baby blue, because that means it's nice out side:)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sky watch Friday

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Can it get any colder!

Apparently so. I haven't been watching the weather lately because all they say is cold cold cold. Someone at work said it is even supposed to be colder tomorrow. So we will see.

This weekend is supposed to be warmer. I can't wait.

No wait really I can't wait for summer.

Wordless Wednesday # 16

Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Ok not really,
But it feels like it.

I got my new laptop in the mail today! How exciting is this.

It has took a long time to get every thing up and running. It is all so different then my other computer.
If your wondering which color I picked it is the brown one. Now I think I should of got the pink:)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Weekend SnapShop Eight

Warm..... Warm.....I'm cold, I'm cold.

Burrrrr it is so cold out side today. It is cold enough that my pipes froze in my bedroom bathroom. Luckily enough I caught it right away. We were very happy not to repeat what happened last year.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Less is more Honey

A lesson that I am trying to teach my daughter right now. She just got this perfume for Christmas. She loves it because it smells like Cotton Candy.

The thing is that she thinks the more you use the better you smell.

There was one night that I had a friend and her son over visiting us. Next thing you know the kids are fighting and it was because My daughter was spraying this Cotton Candy perfume on him. haha she didn't understand she sees my finance put smelly stuff on all the time. She just never knew that there was a difference between men and women.

So I go out to the living room to see what all the commotion is about. All I can smell is this thick thick Cotton Candy smell in the air. It was so strong I wanted to puke. I am not good with smelly things if there is to much. Right then I try to explain to her that less is more. You don't have to spray a lot to smell good and too much won't smell pretty either.

I laugh thinking about this story. It brings back the days when I used to hear my dad yell at me when I sprayed to much. hehehe I always thought it was just my dad. Just my dad who hated to smelly stuff.

Friday, January 18, 2008


My all time favorite show for sure! I just found this clip on youtube. Everything you need to know about Lost in 8 min. Watching it made me excited!!!! Less then 2 weeks. So if your like me and can't wait till it starts watch the video. If you don't like Lost or just haven't watched it. Watch the video. I know that you would like it :)

Sky Watch Friday

The last on is my Favorite.

To see other sky watchers

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The real Greenlee returns.

Yes I admit it I am a HUGE Soap fan. I can help it. I love all the juicy drama.

Yesterday on All My Children Rebecca Budig came back to playGreenlee after Sabine Singh had been playing this character for the last 8 months. Ever since Greenlee came back to town it was really hard to get used to her character being played buy someone else. And in the back of my mind I always hoped she would come back. But never actually thought it would happen. So yesturday was really really weird. Awesome But weird.

I am sure now that she is back things will really get juicy!!! I can't wait.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday # 15

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Weekend Snapshot seven

My daughter... She loves twirling around the house in her Princess outfits.

Friday, January 11, 2008

I don't understand.

It was a regular old night at the store. I was the manager on duty, and I was pulling 4 drawers to bring up to the office to start counting. Just then while caring all 4 of them I heard the pharmacist call "manager to the Pharmacy." I thought crap what should I do. I had just gotten in trouble the day before for not going directly back to the Pharmacy when they call. I made a judgment call. I set all 4 drawers on the ground directly be hind the register and told the cashier to guard.

I walk back to the Pharmacy quickly to see that she is helping someone. So I wait... Right after the customer left she looked at me and said "we have just been robbed." I said "what!" "We were robbed". thinking in my head about how I had all those drawers on the ground I walked fast up to the front. To already see that there are cops pouring into the door, and the cashier looking at me in fear. I quickly bring the drawers up to the office and put them in the safe.

I went back down stairs. To explain to the cashier what was going on and help the investigators with anything. Luckily the store was about to close so They could do what the needed to do. They had crime scene tape up and they were dusting for finger prints. It was really kinda creepy. I guess that same guy robbed 4 other Pharmacy's that same night. For Oxycontin!!!

I just don't understand. I wake up this morning, to hear to hear about 2 different robberies on the news. One of them was pistil whipped when he couldn't open the safe. How scary is that.

I hate the power that drugs and money have with people and what it can make you do.

Fridays Feast

What is your middle name? Would you change any of your names if you could? If so, what would you like to be called?

My Middle name is Marie. If I could change it any of my names, I would of wanted my parents to keep it as Patti-Marie together like they planned. then maybe I wouldn't of grown up with all these ridiculous nicknames.... My newest one they call me is Sausage Patty. haha

If you were a fashion designer, which fabrics, colors, and styles would you probably use the most?

I am normally up for most colors. But for style and fashion. What ever fits right and makes me look fantastic.

What is your least favorite chore, and why?

This is a toss up between dishes and Laundry. I dread doing the both of them.

Main Course
What is something that really frightens you, and can you trace it back to an event in your life?

Heights really freak me out and I feel like I am going to just pass out. Why I have no idea I never used to be like this. I can't even ride a roller coaster really anymore.

Where are you sitting right now? Name 3 things you can see at this moment.

I am sitting on my computer chair at the computer desk. My phone, camera and water

Sky watch Friday

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Not what I thought it would be.

Sheer Cover, Has anyone tried it? I ordered it back in the beginning of December. NOW finally just got it in the mail yesterday.

So I watched the video (60min.long). I honestly don't think it needed to be that long. Then I decided to get started I did all there steps what you do how you do it ect.

Honestly I am not impressed. It is supposed to be so great for your skin,But yet it made my skin oily. Normally I don't have oily skin either. And It has no eye shadow or eyeliner with it. They make it seem because there is no need. Ha But after you get it home you get this book with many different things. And it is also another heavty charge on top of your 3o dollar monthly charge pluse tax.

I don't know. For some people I guess it might be good for. And for those of them who have enough money to pay monthly for it. Personally I think I will just stick with getting all my cosmetics at CVS. Where I get all the great deals.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday # 14

Monday, January 7, 2008

Win a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer

A Cowboy’s Wife is having a contest on her food blog! You can win a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer and she’ll ship anywhere so everyone is eligible!

The Prize:

Hamilton Beach 4.5-qt. Eclectrics Stand Mixer, Pineapple Yellow

The winner will receive a brand new
Hamilton Beach 4.5-qt. Eclectrics Stand Mixer, Pineapple Yellow!!

About the mixer:

From Hamilton Beach’s “Eclectrics” line, this all-metal stand mixer comes with a host of accessories - a Flat Beater for cakes and cookies, a Dough Hook for bread and a Wire Whisk for whipped cream or pudding. The 4.5-qt. stainless steel bowl comes with a Pouring Shield that helps prevent splattering while in operation. The pouring shield has a built-in chute for adding ingredients. Powered by 400 watts, the stand mixer has a two-way mixing action to ensure all ingredients are incorporated into the mix. The quick-release, tilt-up head assists when removing the bowl. 9 x 14 x 14-in. When you’re ready for a kitchen re-do, don’t call in the carpenters! Instead, “counterscape” your kitchen with Hamilton Beach’s retro-designed, affordably priced electrics in happy, sun-saturated colors. Their “Eclectrics” line includes updates to those classic appliances from the 1950s. All of their “Eclectrics” are available in six colors: Apple Green, Moroccan Red, Pineapple Yellow, Intrigue Blue, Sugar White and Licorice Black.

What Miss Patti Means...

What Miss Patti Means

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.
Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.
Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

k I was totally just doing this because I was really bored. But reading it a lot of it is true.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Weekend Snapshot Five

Making tents is something my daughter LOVES to do... Even though she knows it's naughty when you do it in the living room and you use my nicknack's to hold it up.

I am not going to lye I did get upset. But after she took them down we found other things to hod it up. And she LOVED it!!!

She also had to make sure she got to take this picture looking beautiful in her leotard.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Friday's Feast three

When was the last time you received a surprise in the mail, and what was it?

A couple of weeks ago when I got a statement from xcel stating I was THREE months behind!!!!!! (This never happens and I was freaking)

If you could have a summer and/or winter home, where would you want it to be?

I guess I would want a winter home. Some where warm.

Pick one: pineapple, orange, banana, apple, cherry.

Fresh Pinapple Yummy

Main Course
Describe the nicest piece of clothing that you own.

This is hard. umm My black pin striped pants and my red sweater....

If you could forget one whole day from your life, which day would you choose to wipe from your memory?

I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason. If I could take away a bad memory it would be when my car was stolen.

Sky watch Friday

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

This day Last Year

This day last year was my last day at my job.

I had been working there for about 2 1/2 years.

When my life was looking so good and I wasn't doing what I need to do, Some how this job had landed in my lap. And totally changed my life. I made many good friends along the way. And it was very sad for me to go.

But for as much time and effort that I put into my job I was treated really poorly from the new boss. So I decided it was time to leave. Leave for something that was a lot better pay. But something that I could not do with my eyes closed. It has been a challenge for me. This past year there, I am still considered the new one. When I look back I know I made the right choose.

There is one thing I will always miss though from my old job.

All the wonderful customers that loved me.

Before I left on my last day I actually had one of them come in with cake and balloons.

I really can't believe how fast a year can go by.

Since then I have actually got my old job back, part time, one day a week, and a different store.

Now I get all the good deals again..... :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Wordless Wednesday # 13

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Simple sizing my life task 1

Tackle It Tuesday Meme
Ya!! for tackle it Tuesday gives me a reminder each week to get my butt in gear. This week I decided to do something much needed. That has been driving me crazy for awhile now. All my utencils and silver ware I have. I don't know where it all came from. But I had 4 drawers full. And a whole lot of crap I really didn't need. Here are the before and afters of 2 of my drawer.




My other 2 drawers I even did better. I even got to fit something else in there!

Exciting I know.