Sunday, November 23, 2008

Okay, took me a while, but I am here...

Okay, so it took me a while to catch up. Give me a break, I worked almost 60 hours last weeek. Over time kicks awesome patootie!!! Especially when the check comes in..

Anyways, I got my promotion at work(YAY!!! :D)and I have only been working there 2 1/2 months. Little Miss T got a virus at daycare, came home and shared with Daddee and Mommee, and Daddee sat down and explained Pestilence to her. I somehow don't think she exactly grasped it. But I am sure time will tell.

And Little Miss T has taken off running! I think she completely skipped the walking phase. And now she has shown a definate interest in computers...although she is still trying to figure the subtlies of the mouse out....and the whole "doesn't work so well at a distance" thing, but other than that....she well, yeah, no she ain't gotta clue yet, besides if she sits in Mommee's lap, sometimes Baby Einstein comes on. (Thank you built in dvd players).

Miss T's Gramma has been missing her. Every time I talk to my Mother, she says that if I bring the baby, she will that's gonna happen anytime soon. Mayhap if my mother moves out here......hmmmm might start working on that idea, it would be nice to have my mother around....Tempest really needs to spend more time with her Gramma.

I wish I could go back to SC for Yule, but that isn't a possibility. I can't take the time off of work and Daddee doesn't have leave either. But soon, we will go back for a visit. And who knows, maybe next Yule, I can convince two of my best friends that they really DO want to see a Montana Christmas....hint, hint....see Ashley isn't the ONLY one who knows how to drop hints......

Finally got the Army to deliver our stuff from NC. Now I just have all these boxes laying around. But soon, we will have everything unpacked...right before it is time for us to move again.

Oh well, I want to empty one more box before bedtime, and the dishwassher, and the washer machine, and start new loads in each......OMG what have I gotten myself into????

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We all live in a Pink Submarine...Pink Submarine...

Ok, I've had several topics in mind for possible posts this past week, but I have the movie that I'm watching right now on my mind. So, guess what? That's right, you're gonna hear my opinion of it.

I just love the 1959 movie Operation Petticoat with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. I always have, ever since I was a kid. In fact, for many years, watching it was my personal New Year's Eve celebration (since they showed it several years in a row on tv.) However, it's been a few years since I last saw it. And, as can happen if your not attentive, I've gotten older. And wiser. And just a tad more experienced in life.

Usually, if I catch a movie I haven't seen in a few years, I'll remember why I enjoyed it, but my taste and experience will have exceeded the movie.

Operation Petticoat, however, is still tops. So many humorisms that are still fresh today. And some that I never caught before, because, being young, I went for the more obvious jokes.

One that I had always let slip until today:

Scene: Sick bay on WWII sub. Soldiers gussied up, standing in line, and pretending to be ill to spend time with nurses. Captain (Cary Grant) goes in to send everyone back to work.

(paraphrased, 'cause I'm not rewinding it)
Captain to sailor: What are you wearing?!
Sailor: It's called 'Surrender', sir.
Captain stares hard.
Sailor: My mother sent it to me, sir!

I don't know. It just tickles me pink (the same color as the submarine!) to think of a mother of a WWII sailor sending him 'Surrender' cologne! I have to wonder...who was supposed to surrender? the enemy? or the sailor?

Ok, here's something I didn't know: Around the time of the filming of Operation Petticoat, Cary Grant was experimenting with LSD. Under the supervision of a physician. Okay. Hm. Is that doc still around? I'm not certain how I feel about this. I guess this is what happens when you watch and write at the same time. Oh, well. As long as it was prescribed....

I love how TMC gives you info about the movie and actors after ya watch it. I learn a lot. Don't you?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Maya's week in review

I know that you have all been waiting on pins and needles to find out about what I have been up too this week.

Little Man has FINALLY cut his 7th tooth. A premolar. It came through last night. And he's working on the same tooth on the other side. The first 3 days on this week, he was in a sleepy kinda mood. I think he hit a growth sprut. But yesterday he was alot more active. He loved walking through the dried leaves outside. And he really loved seeing his Aunt Ashley. He gave he lots of love and hugs.

We also got belated Halloween cards for Aunt Skyelin and Miss T. Thanks ladies (if they ever decided to stop by and blog).

My Avon buisness is going okay. I got my first order's box yesterday. It was like Christmas going through the boxes.

Umm...what else? Well, my husband didn't buy me a sasuage biscut. LOL. Never would take too long to explain it. Just know that I'm

I'm hungry. I need to go to the bathroom. So I guess I'll go...well, not here but there.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Maya's First Post

So, I'm guessin' that since I can post...that means that, well, I can post. Ashley may not know what she's gettin' into. Anyhow, guess what? I placed my first Avon order today! I'm so excited. Deciding to sell Avon was a huge decision for really was. I've been at home for som long...first working on my writing and then raisin' up Little Man, that I've almost (almost) forgotten how to get out there and talk to adults. It's been kinda refreshin'. Even though this is only my first campainge I'm so excited! I really think i can make some money at this. That is, if my friends (cough-cough) would order some things. Thanks Ashley for your order!

But on to other things, have you ever noticed that no matter how much you clean, houses never get clean? Or is it just me? Brings to mind a quote, "Cleaning your house while your children are small, is like shovling snow while it's still coming down." Either you understand that or you don't. I know that cleaning is low on the list these days, but with holidays coming up soon I would like to be able to invite people over and at least have a place for them to sit.

And speaking of the holidays, can you believe that it's only 52 days until Christmas!?! Did I just say 52 days? (looks back and read)...yup, 52 days! Or in other words...1 paycheck (hubby gets paid once a month). Lucky for us, we have a lot of our gifts might not be a lot, but it's something. It would be easier if Skyelin was coming home for Christmas (hint-hint). Wouldn't it be great to have Miss T and Little Man opening gifts together?

And speaking of Little Man...9 weeks until his first birthday! WOW! That's amazing. 1 whole year. Anybody have any ideas as to where to have a huge party? And I do mean huge!!

This always happen on rainy days...I get on rambles...when I should be cleaning..since Little Man is napping. (looks at time)...Darn it....It's getting close to lunch time. Ummm...what's for lunch? Good question.

Anyhow, thanks Ashley for making this blog.'re next. No excuses.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Testing 123

Ok, this is my first foray into blogging. So, please, blog with me... I mean, bear with me. (Well, clothing is optional!) I'm Ashley. Nice ta meetcha.

Just to set the bar low, this is going to be a nice, boring blog entry. What can I say? It's late. I'm tired. And for tomorrow, I've got to somehow find the where-with-all to go and stand in line for hours to vote absentee. Personally, I'd prefer to vote Tuesday at my regular polling place down the street rather than the courthouse, which is downtown. But the lines on the news for absentee voters are just alarming. I'm worried that the lines really will be six hours long on Tuesday like my parents keep predicting.

I like McCain. I saw him speak at our local VFW. But, is it just me? Or am I the only one who thinks that Palin looks like that mom at the PTA meeting that you try to avoid? You know, the one with the habit of dumping her committee responsibilities on others and has the rude, spoiled kids? (Not that I'm commenting on her actual kids. Personally, I think too much has been made about her pregnant daughter.) Tangent: I may be Republican, but I'm thinkin' there might have been some pressure put on her daughter to get married. If it were my daughter, I'd be doing backflips to prevent her getting married at such a young age. I just think that very few teenagers are capable of keeping together a marriage formed at such a young age. Notable exception is my dearest friend Wolfy and her husband of a decade, Camaro. However, since I don't have kids, this really isn't a problem for me. (Code names have been used to protect the guilty. Besides, I know Camaro will flip over his code name!)

Speaking of kids....Yeah, I know I said tangent, but...forget it, I'm moving on. (Late night tv will do this to me.) Kids. If you come back, you might see that I'm talking a lot about my friends' kids. Something in the water here caused a rash of unexplained pregnancies a little over a year ago. Aliens were suggested. Elvis was sought. Someone tried to photograph the Lizard Man. But alas, the only proof of anything strange were the sudden appearances of UFOs...Unbelievably Fragile Objects. So, three of my friends and a whole slew of their friends had youngins. And since I'm single and childless, I must live vicariously.

And, just so I can get a ticket into a giveaway, I'm going to mention a great little shop, Always Amy, I found through the Bloggy Giveaways. It has just the cutest (and some of the oddest) jewelry. I love the Naughty Nut Nibbler Squirrel stud earrings, the Chase Away the Rain earrings, and the Whimsical Little Owl pin. If you like a little funk added to your fab, then check out this store!

Ok, I'm going to try and include a photo and goes. *Ashley closes her eyes....and presses the button*

Squirrel earrings.

Chase Away the Rain earrings

Always Amy Shop

And if this doesn't work, I shall simply say what I suspect the President of the United States would say if the button on the football didn't work.
"Well, that didn't work. Did anyone check the batteries?"

Goodnight, and good luck.