Welcome to my world of run-on sentences and shameless over use of commas. All posts loosely based on true stories as viewed by a sleep deprived drama queen..........

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

American Idol.....

Sorry I have not spent any time with you this past week computer friends. Apparently homeschooling, housekeeping, church activities, and soccer don't leave much time for virtual friendships. Maybe I'll do better over the summer.

I did manage to catch AI last night. I have to tune in each week to watch Adam Lambert's tongue perform. Really American Idol, do you have to showcase his fat tongue every week. In what type of musical training are we taught to actually extend the tongue from the mouth? I guess you have to be part of his fan base to enjoy the view. Oh well.

Surprise, surprise my faves were Kris and Danny. I am afraid Allison may go home after tonight, but it may be Matt. Which, is funny considering the fact that he's been waiting all season for last night and things he is the cat's meow when it comes to Jazz/Blues.

LOVED Jamie Fox on the show. I thought he gave good advice and was very helpful to each contestant. It would have been so hard for me to take advice from him though. Every time I see him I want him to puff out his lips and say "heeeey" oh Wanda, I miss thee.....
We'll see what happens tonight!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Shaheen Jafargholi singing on Britain's Got Talent....

Britain's Got Talent Week 2: Shaheen Jafargholi - video powered by Metacafe

Susan Boyle hasn't won it yet...........

If Randy had been there, he'd have said, "He blew it out da box"!!!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Pool of Abdul....

If you missed AI tonight then the title of this post is lost on you completely, and for those of you didn't miss it,,,what is up with Simon and Paula anyway?
Sorry I have not been on, but the blog, it was sick last week. I couldn't get it take any posts. I think someone knew I needed to get some work done instead of playing on here......hummmmmmm

Anyway, here's the run down...

Lil' sang "I'm Every Woman" and did a decent job of it, but at this point the judges have decided they hate her. If it hadn't been disco night one of the guys could have easily come on after her and sang "Baby's Got Back" and won the vote for the night, 'cause I'm just sayin' that wagon she's draggin,' it's full gurrl.

Next was Kris, He sang "She Works Hard for the Money" Santana style. I had just said to my hubs that sounded like Santana music...and they Paula stole my line. Gee, I hope that doesn't mean we think alike....ugh. He was as boring as usual with he intelligent answer about the song having something real to say,,,,"about a woman who works hard"......ummm, really? Boring personality or not, he pulled it off, and I really liked it.

Danny was number three and I loved his version of "September" and a little bit of "I Can See Clearly Now" tagged in there. It was a good mix. I hope he wins. Of course, you already knew that.

Allison sang "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer, HATE.ED.IT! I usually like her, not tonight though. And I am afraid she may go home tomorrow, but let's hope not.

Adam Lambert sang "If I Can't Have You" in the most whiny style possible. I am just so over his screeching head voice that I can't take it anymore. I am sorry, but I don't see why they are so impressed with him. He's undoubtedly gonna win, and I hope it pleases the judges when he does and can't sell many records. What's he gonna record? He has a great future on Broadway though with all his drama. Paula was holding back tears, genuinely, the woman was about to have an ugly cry over it. I think her doctor needs to up her meds.

Matt sang "Stayin' Alive" and I felt sorry for the remaining Bee Gees who may have been listening. It was bad. If they had not just saved his tail last week and not wanted to look like morons for doing so, I think the judges would have torn him up tonight. I think he's in trouble. I was glad to see him in that hat again this week. It hides that wart on his forehead, I know if it were me, I'd wear it every week. Every time I see it I think of John Candy in "Uncle Buck" when he tosses that lady a quarter and tells her to "hire a rat to chew that thing off her face"......sounds mean I know, and I know that I'm no beauty queen, but I'm not on national television with a wart the size of Milwakee on my forehead either.

Anoop sang "Dim The Lights". I had never heard the song, but he did a good job. I think Anoop's problem is that he doesn't have any stage presence....I sound so professional don't I? Like I know what stage presence is.... I'm just saying he doesn't command the audience.

All in all it was a pretty good night. Two go home tomorrow night. I think it will be Matt, and either Anoop or Lil, but it wouldn't surprise me if Allison slipped through the cracks tonight and got voted off. The people over at votefortheworst.com are asking everyone to vote for Lil so it could happen that she would have just enough to stay on the show....we shall see. I personally did not vote tonight, too busy working on...........wait for it......OUR DISNEY TRIP!!!

Yes, the Lord blessed us with this and we are sooooo thankful. We got it all booked, now we're just waiting on confirmation for some of the restaurants we are wanting to take the girls to for dinner. I am so excited!!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

You have to be careful what you tell your kids....

Hubs and I have been contemplating a trip to Disney World for about a year. No one has offered us free tickets, nor have we won the lottery so we haven't committed to going. Therefore we have not shared a lot about this with the kids. I'd hate to get their hopes up only to have them dashed. Anyhoo, we have been doing research on the internet for cheap Disney vacations(I know, I am dreaming), and what the best deals are, etc.,,,if you've ever planned a trip to Disney then you know a lot of thought goes into it. So we have been sneaking around looking up hotels and tickets and so forth on the internet all the while trying to keep the kids away so they won't see what we are looking at. They are not used to us being secretive, they tend to be right in the thick of things at all times. And need I say it people, they are NOSEY!!

On an unrelated issue, we have also been considering refinancing our home at a lower interest rate, and for a shorter amount of time. We have several friends who have recently done the same thing because the rates have been so low, and seem like the may go lower. So, we decided to have the house appraised and have that under our belts so we could move quickly when the time comes. So last week I spent all day one day cleaning and getting ready for the appraiser. In my mad rush to get things done Elly(5), asked who was coming over, 'cause apparently she's not used to the house being cleaned unless company is coming over. Hmmmmm. I told her that a special man was coming to look through our house. This was enough to satisfy her for a few hours. When I finished cleaning up I had a few minutes to put on some make up and clean myself up. Elly came into the room where I was getting ready and said, "where are we going?" 'cause apparently she's also used to me looking like a slob unless I am actually leaving my home to go somewhere,,,,are we starting to see a pattern here? She ended up answering her own question by saying, "oh, you're putting on make-up because the special man is coming over"......ummm no, er yes, but not like that,,,,any way I didn't have time to answer her because just then the door bell rang......but it wasn't the appraiser, it was a kind person inviting us to attend their church.......Elly let her know that she came at just the right time because "now mommy had on all her make-up for the special man to come over".....uggggh, "I briefly explain that we're having our home appraised". She smirks. She talks about her church some more, I tell her I am familiar with it and follow some of their happenings on their website and was just looking something up their recently....at which point my little one says "is that what you were looking at that I can't see, huh, is that what you were watching and I had to go in the other room?" Ummm, I'm just given' up here folks, 'cause I got nuthin'. This was worse than when the union rep came to the door. I'm sure in some small group there's a huddle of blue haired ladies praying for the people at (insert address here) 'cause WE ARE HEATHENS. We'll take that prayer....and this folks, THIS is why you have to be careful what you tell your kids!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Are you chasing shadows......

I have been studying the feasts of the Lord, and reading a good bit about Passover. Today I was reading and came across a verse or two that absolutely smacked me slap upside of my head. It may not assault you in the same fashion, but I'm gonna share it anyway cause I'm preachy like that. Here it is:
Isaiah 1:13-14
13.Bring no more vain offerings;
incense is an abomination to me.
New moon and Sabbath and the calling of convocations—
I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly.
14.Your new moons and your appointed feasts
my soul hates; they have become a burden to me;
I am weary of bearing them.

Wow!! Why would God be weary of, and hate the feasts that he himself set up? Have you ever gone to church and left feeling like you did your duty? Let's be honest here, 'cause I have. Thank goodness I don't anymore. You see, I don't think he hated the feasts or convocations themselves. I think he hated the show that they had become. The people misunderstood and distorted God's law. They abandoned a personal relationship with God and instead they sought self-righteousness through keeping requirements of the Law.Can you see where Easter might be a time of just filling a duty? It's a festival of sorts for the Christian. We have a big celebration, gather together with friends and family and have a feast and practice many traditions. It may be dying eggs, or hiding them, making baskets, finding the perfect dress, or glazing the honey ham, and of course attending church service. All of these things are wonderful things to do, as long as we keep our focus on the main thing, and that's Jesus. Otherwise we miss the real thing 'cause we're too busy chasing a shadow. You see the festivals were set up to point to the Messiah, but if we get too busy being caught up in all that goes on around the day itself we will miss Him and only catch a glimpse of that shadow.
My husband used to work in the evening and get home late in the night. Many nights I would lay in bed still awake when he would quietly enter the house. My heart would beat faster in anticipation as I would see the outline of his Shadow coming down the hall, but when he finally made his way into the room, I didn't hug his shadow, I hugged him. Let's make sure that we are not so busy this week that we are so focused on the shadow, or superficial traditions of the day, that we don't embrace Jesus the real person.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Health Care system is a vampire!

Let's have a review. I have recently undergone knee surgery that turned out to be a little more than expected. Weeks of physical therapy. A colonoscopy and CT scan for scar tissue in my abdomen from, now remember this next phrase, "MY COMPLETE HYSTERECTOMY." And last but not least a consult with a surgeon concerning the same issue. As you might would guess, what with this tick list of minor health concerns I have received a pile of medical bills thick enough to insulate a small dwelling. I am so thankful for health insurance! I go over each bill with a fine toothed comb to make sure that my insurance company agrees with the doctor's office on what my portion should be before I send out a check. I got the bill the other day from the doctor that I went to for the consult concerning (this is from the chart now), "adhesions due to hysterectomy".....on the itemized statement was a charge for $18.00 for a PREGNANCY TEST!! What? Are you kidding me? Surely this is a mistake, I thought. So, of course, I called the less than stellar employee at the doctor's office. I explained to the girl that my insurance company was being charged for a pregnancy test on a woman with NO uterus! She laughed, and said, "yeah, isn't that crazy, we do one on every one that comes in." Well, heck yeah ya do. It cost's sixty-seven cents to do one and then you get $18 dollars for it, that's good business anywhere you check. I said, "so I see how it works, you know you have an agreed upon amount that the insurance company is willing to pay, so you drum up every charge you can possibly come up with and hope in the end you'll get $185.00 of the $2000.00 you charged them. 'I see here where your chart says you've had a tonsillectomy Mrs. Patterson, open up and let's see if they're still gone, yep they're gone alright, that'll be $22.50, add that to the bill Nurse'.......her reply,,,"um, actually, yeah."
I give up!!


Friday, April 3, 2009

The headline said...........

"Rocket Fuel Found In Baby Formula"

And all this time I thought it was the sugar and red Kool-Aid!!