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Friday, February 27, 2009

Rebekah Needs

Although I wasn't technically tagged by my sister-in-law Ariane, I thought this looked like fun, and a good way to waste the last few minutes I have before going to the doctor. So here goes.....

Here’s how it works: Google “[your first name] needs” and share the first 10 results.
That's it: it is that simple. But be honest! These are actual quotes from the top ten results.
Tag the person who tagged you, and pass it on to tag three other people...

1. Rebekah break out the work-out dates with Sven.
2. Rebekah needs.....some better gloves and a scarf for her face.
3. Rebekah come out of her shell more.
4. Rebekah needs.....more sleep and an earlier bedtime will help.
5. Rebekah needs.....two more surgeries to correct this condition.
6. Rebekah turn 1 more or gain 5 more vampire points to reach the next level.
7. Rebekah needs.....our help.
8. Rebekah change her cattitude (not gonna happen, cuz don't like cats, and is severely allergic to them!)
9. Rebekah tango.
10. Rebekah bite some chumps.

I tag April, Emily, and of course Ariane, since I got the idea from her.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Love is in the Air Win

So back on February 1st, I entered to win this cool giveaway, filled with yummy strawberry stuff from The Body Shop, and I won (I know, it's amazing, but it does happen to me, every 10 years or so....)

I forgot about it for a while, because I've been focused on putting my Swap package together for Jeannie. I finally got everything wrapped, and headed downstairs after my husband got home - so he could watch the kids - and realized I only had 5 minutes to get to the post office. Not gonna happen! So I called the UPS Store, to see if they had the flat-rate boxes for mailing, and they said they did, but told me it would cost almost $14.00! Yikes!! I guess I'll just have to wait and go to the post office first thing in the morning - sorry Jeannie!

But anywho, back to my win. My box came in the mail today. It's pretty fun, and strawberry-ness yummy! Thanks Ann! Love it!

Something Fun

ESFP - The Performers
The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

They enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

This show what parts of the brain that were dominant during writing....or it would if I could get the chart to copy. Basically it's 50/50 between Sensing (order, habit, details) and Feeling (spirituality, rhythm, harmony).

I don't know about the lady holding a bubbly beverage, but otherwise it's fairly true. If you want to test your blog writing style, go here.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

More Touches of Me

I know I said I would never paint again, but I couldn't help myself. And even Doane said that the spotty job was more the kind of paint, than the bad painter.

I just wanted to put more of my personality into this house, and reflect us a little more. Before in our houses or apartments, we either had the sterile white walls, or a neutral beige. We've become a bit more daring here, with brown bathrooms and blue/purple/gray (depending on the light) entrway and living room.

So yesterday before going to work, this is what I did....

And to prevent Patrick from touching the walls, or commenting on the paint job, this is what we did to him...

So for however long we can be in this house, it will reflect us living here. And it makes me happy that I can contribute in some small way to the environment we spend most of our time in!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cubbies for Shoes, & Curly 'Do's

This Valentine's Day went by like most others for us - it was generally ignored. I worked from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. Doane stayed at home with the kids, working on odd projects and trying to fly the cool new kites he got for the boys. But in preparation for what I hoped would be a date with Doane after work, I curled my hair and tried to make it look cute. I should also mention that Doane helped to curl the back (as I sat cringing, worrying if he was going to burn me - or himself).

Now keep in mind that when I did it in the morning, it looked a lot better than the pictures! What you're seeing is after 9 hours of work, and a somewhat windy day. And then the bummer of all bummers, our babysitter backed out, so we just stayed at home with the kids. (Unlike some who go to go out together....congrats Becca & Matt!)

And when I came home, Doane had hung up a project that he'd been working on for a while. My new friend Jennie would appreciate ALL the spots for shoes, as we share a love of flip flops. But remember, we have three kids, who have friends, and that's a lot of shoes!

So it wouldn't be so plain and boring, Doane took the ivy we had from old decorating in our previous home, and took some of my monkey figurines from around our windowsills, and decorated the tops of the shelf. Turned out pretty good!

Saturday morning, Doane also presented me with a frame he had made for the plaque he carved while in Iraq. When he showed it to me, it wasn't painted yet. It was just the bare wood. We tried staining it a "golden oak", but we don't like how it looks. But after 5 years, we're making progress on its completion!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"When Are You Due?"

This is the other thing I've been percolating over posting - I've had two people in less than a week as me when I'm due. I don't even know these people, and they're brave enought to ask me. Just some random customers at work. Gulp, that's a blow to the self esteem!

So this picture doesn't really do justice to what I normally look like, but it gives you the general idea. After the last comment, I just wanted to go home and cry. You can only take so much abuse before you break....

I know I don't have the body of a super model (or even a full-figured model), but give me a break!

I would just like so say a big THANK YOU to my friend Bethany, for asking me other day if I'd lost weight. I hadn't since she'd seen me last, but it made me feel good all the same. At least someone I know, who doesn't see me that often, didn't think I was pregnant, and she thought I had lost some weight, too. Thanks, Bethany! I was complemented in between the two queries about my due date, so it helped make it better.

So FYI for all you bloggers and blog stalkers out there, NO I AM NOT PREGNANT!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bump On The Road

I have felt a little blog-post-slackerish lately. Mostly, I just post links to giveaways or fun quizzes or something. I'm too lazy to be creative on my own, and think up original stories to post about. Maybe it's just my attack making me so lazy....But I had a friend tell me that she missed my posts, so I thought I should do something.

Anywho, I've been meaning to post about this since it happened, because I feel it necessary to display to all what a spaz I am......or just give you a laugh.
About three weeks ago, when the roads and house looked like this....

That day, Doane was leaving with a couple of other guys from work to go to Redmond, and he had to drive. So being the economical person that he is, he took the van, because it gets much better gas mileage. This left me with the truck, but I was glad, because the truck had 4-wheel drive. Unfortunately, he forgot his ID card at home, so I had to run it out to Genie, before they left. So I hopped in the truck with Dean, and off I drove.

I was going around the corner, just down the street from my house, doing only about 10 or 15 miles an hour, when the truck refused to turn, and I slid right into the curb. I was startled, but we were okay, because I was in the TRUCK! Right? Right?

I backed up, and started to drive off again, still with plenty of time to get to Doane before they had to leave. But the truck was driving really weird. I pulled over, and looked at the tire. Ouch, it was flat! Crap, now what was I going to do??!! I called my wonderful neighbor Nancy, and asked if I could borrow her husband to change my tire. Of course she said yes, because she is awesome! Her husband postoned going to the next town over so he could change my tire. And let me tell you, the roads were horrible. As I'm explaining what happened, and where the spare was, and trying to get my jack out, I (and he) was sliding all over the place. He told me just to wait on the sidewalk, or take Dean home where it's warm. I decided that was a good idea.

I called Doane and told him what happened, so he said he would come out and pick up his card. Once my neighbor Juan had changed the tire (and this is my "spare")

I drove over the Les Schwab to get it fixed.

Meanwhile, my friend Jenica had called, to see if I wanted to do anything that day, and she said she'd pick me up at the tire store. Then, we went to LUNCH! We at at Dana', and it was yummy. Then we went shopping, and we went to the Food Pavilion to get some goodies and the best tortilla shells. Then she dropped me off back at the tire place, where they told me that it wasn't flat - it had just popped off the rim. Simple fix, and the lady told me there was no charge! Yippee, not so great a day turned out pretty good!

Thanks Jenica!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pay It Forward - again!

Okay, my friend Laurel is doing the pay it forward, but it's a little different than the last one I did. So this is how it works..... The first 3 people to leave a comment on this will receive a hand made gift from me during this year. When and what will be a surprise. There's a small catch...You knew there would be didn't you? Post this on your blog then come back and leave a comment, telling me you're in. Fun, huh? Remember, only the first 3 comments receive the gift. Let's see who looks at my blog!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Foto Finish Fun!

So I linked to Candid Carrie's website from another one I follow, and it's pretty funny!

I must post one of my favorite photos, and it's got to be this one....

Jacob was just playing around, but I thought it was so precious that I caught his face like that, and pointing to my first bloom! (As if he couldn't BELIEVE that mom managed to actually grow something!)

Anywho, that's one of my favorite fotos!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Favorite Things Swap

Okay, this looks really fun! just go to here and read through the rules, and try to RSVP soon enough!