Monday, December 29, 2008

the last 3 books i've read

ok, yeah, i like to read... alot. i'm pretty much a a speed reader, so i can go through a lot of books. this can get expensive, to combat the price i go to the library. sapulpa's is ok, and i do get alot there, but tulsa is even better! since i don't live in tulsa county, i can't get a free card, but at $50 a year, this is a serious bargain.

i'm not real picky, but it does have to have humor, a decent plot and fun characters. i'm not really into sex and violence. if there's too much describing, i put it in the "les miserables" pile, i hated that book! got to page 107, couldn't go any farther, read the cliff notes, and got the highest grade on the final... 86%. when they start describing the lead character taking a leak... well that's just too much for me. i'm thinking something (maybe a lot) was lost in the translation from french, but since i'm lucky to get by in english, i won't be reading the original french novel anytime soon.

so, here's the last 3 books i've read, in no particular order.

Elle Woods, blonde at heart by Natalie Standiford (based on the character created by Amanda Brown)
This is about elle's late teen years, her sophomore year. it's really cute, and i didn't even know it existed until i was browsing the teen section at the brookside branch of the tulsa library. you can find a lot of books just browsing the stacks. anyway, it's really fun, and a quick read and i would recommend it.

Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer
A different take on the whole cinderella thing, and better. she lives in L.A. with her dad, stepmom, 2 twin stepsisters and her half baby brother who is about 1. the step sisters are seniors and she's a sophomore. she's got 2 great friends, and weird guy she IM's with, and a cute new SAT tutor. it's a fun ride. i loved it.

Undead and Unworthy by MaryJanice Davidson
I'm a big fan of the whole "undead and" series, it's a hoot! if they ever make a movie (please, please, pretty please with sugar on top), that chick who played the fiance in the remake of the parent trap should so play betsy. i can see her now... really. if you haven't read any of these books, start with the first one and read them in sequence or you won't get it. i have them all in paperback, and have read them at least 3 times each.

ok, so got the baby afghan done. it's real cute. haven't de cluttered the house yet... i'm working on it slowly... yeah... right.

hmmm, guess that's all for the moment, still stuck at home... car still in shop... stay tuned...

Friday, December 26, 2008

it's alllllll ooooooovvvvveeeeerrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yea, the annoying time of year seems to be over.

well, didn't get my mommy holiday this year. since my car is still in the shop (engine has compression leak, can we say $$$$$$?), there was no way to get everyone to nana's. nana dropped gifts by on wednesday to her brother in kellyville who delivered them here. she has yet to step foot in our house. she visited us twice when we lived in town in the duplex on hickory, but only after first daughter was born. some people say i'm lucky to not have the interfering mom-in-law, whatever. we visit her in inola, and i guess that works out fine.

so, i have a lot of stuff i'd like to do, but with no car, i'm stuck at home. almost done with a baby afghan for a teacher's first grandbaby, but need more yarn. need to de-clutter house, but out of the large black trash bags. yeah.

i've been playing too much puzzle pirates, and i've finished 3 books since saturday. and i've been cooking... great burrito filling:

1lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 can rotel (do not drain)
1/3 cup instant brown rice
1/4 cup water

brown ground beef, add rest of stuff, bring to boil, lower heat to simmer, cover, simmer about 7 minutes. i used about 6ozs of shredded montery jack cheese. this made 5 burritos with the large flour tortillas. if you want to stretch it, add a can of ranch beans. yummy.

i hope i get my car back soon, i got stuff to do.

stay tuned...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

oooohhhhh! almost forgot...

our lovely ex-judge thompson was in the news again! he got picked up on DWI! lovely mugshot photo... so like nick nolte, or gary busey! he's even got an earring in his left ear now. they took another mugshot after they shaved his head and facial hair off and took out his earring, that one made him look like an old skinhead.

seriously feel really sorry for his family.

if you don't live in the area, go to for the info, look in the local news archives for the past week or two. they don't have the 2nd mug shot up, i saw that on tv, but the first one will give you a giggle.

stay tuned...

9 yr olds new word... christmaholic!

upon hearing that our favorite radio station (mix96) was playing nothing but christmas music from thanksgiving through christmas, my 9 yr old asked "mommy, are they christmaholics?". christmaholic, isn't that a great word? we've decided it applies to anyone who goes overboard and gets drunk on the holiday. if your house can be seen from space because of your light display... if your house looks like you're having a yard sale because of all the decorations... if you have a christmas sweater collection... if the inside of your house looks like an over priced gift shop... if you have more that one christmas tree in your house... (i could go on and on...) then you're a christmaholic.

you can either be proud, or join a support group.

not really enjoying the cold weather... but at least the power hasn't gone out! i get unbearable with no power on... it's not pretty.

joining the digital tv revolution today... directv is upgrading our system. we've still got the same box and dish we put up in dec of 98. we got our 10th anniversary present from directv, $5 off our bill for 10 months. pretty nice of them.

car in the shop for over heating. thought it was fixed, but now the thermostat is sticking! i was lucky to get it home. it just got replaced, so i don't know what the deal is... i'm annoyed.

tried to e-mail ex-best friend, just asked if she was still pissed at me. haven't heard back, so i'm guessing she is. she can hold a grudge, it's only been 2 yrs, maybe i should try in a couple of more years.

ok, back to being cold.

stay tuned...