07 February 2008

Jeff Foxworthy on Wyoming!!

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Wyoming.

If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Big Piney is the coldest spot in the nation, you might live in Wyoming.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you might live in Wyoming.

If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year, you might live in Wyoming.

If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead, you might live in Wyoming.

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you might live in Wyoming.

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in Wyoming.

If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Wyoming.


1. "Vacation" means going east or west on I-80 for the weekend.

2. You measure distance in hours.

3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

4. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.

5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching.

6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings).

7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.

9. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

10. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

11. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.

12. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue spruce.

13. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

14. Down South to you means Colorado or Utah.

15. A brat is something you eat.

16. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole shed.

17. You go out to a tail gate party every Friday.

18. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

19. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

20. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."

21. You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your Wyoming friends

28 January 2008

60 Things You Possibly Didn't Know About Me [But Now You Do]

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
car seat, mag light

2. When was the last time you threw up?
3 months ago, way 2 much back pain

3. What's your favorite word?
uh huh, or would that be 2 words?

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today:
Joe, Jake, Jace

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago.
having breakfast with Joe

7. What is your favorite holiday?

8. Have you ever been to a strip club?
no, but it is on my "to do" list

9. What is the last thing you said aloud?

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
Rocky road

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
decaff tea

12. What are you wearing right now?
Sweats and a t-shirt

13. What was the last thing you ate?
triple berry bread, pineapple

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
no, but it is only Monday…

15. When was the last time you ran?
October, unless you count the many times I have tried not to be late to class

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
NFC Championships

17. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Alaska or Europe

18. Who is the last person you sent a comment/message on myspace?
My sis

19. Ever go camping?
Not in a while

20. Do you have a tan?
It's the middle of winter, if I did I'd stick out like a sore thumb around here

21. Have you ever lost anything down a toilet?
Oakley sunglasses in a porta potty at a rodeo

22. What is your guilty pleasure?
It changes, usually has chocolate in it or on it though

23. Do you use smiley faces on the computer a lot?
Yep, cute little buggers… ;o)

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
Yep, not enough coordination to keep it from dripping down my chin if I don't… :-O

25. What did your last voice message say?
People still use voice mail?

26. Are you someone's best friend?
Hope so, unless they've been lying to me…

27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Wake up way too early to go to clinical, take a nap and then go bowling for 2 hrs

28. Where is your mom right now?
Work, probably

29. Look to your left, what do you see?
A wall

30. What color is your watch?
Brown, of course

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia?
Kangaroos and Steve Irwin's family

32. Ever ridden on a roller coaster?

33. What is your birthstone?
topaz, not the blue one either, the gold

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
Depends on the place, can't very well eat DQ while driving… :o)

35. Do you have any friends on myspace that you actually hate?

36. Do you have a dog?
Yes, but lost custody of her, I got the horse instead

37. Do you want to be with someone right now?
Right now, ummm, maybe after I shower…

38. Does that person want to be with you right now?
I think so, but not sure

39. Any plans today?
School and then kid activities, followed by more homework

40. How many states have you lived in?
3, so far

41. Ever go to college?
I think that this is my 5th or 6th time around… Only got the 1 degree to show for it though…

42. Where are you right now?

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
Care plans, for any of you that are nursing students, you know what I'm talking about!

44. Last song listened to?
A long trip alone – Dierks Bentley

45. Last movie you saw?
The Bucket List

46. Are you allergic to anything?
Yep, some drugs and milk, ugh!

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Adidas or Crocs

48. Are you jealous of anyone?
Nah, we all got our problems

49. Are you married?

50. Is anyone jealous of you?
If they are, they should come talk with me… I'll set them straight…

51. What time is IT?

52. Do any of your friends have children?
Oh yeah…

53. Do you eat healthy?
For the most part, although right now, I just eat…

54. What do you usually do during the day?

55. Do you hate anyone right now?
No, hate is an emotion that you are willing to kill for, dislike would be a better word

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
Yeah, in its many different forms

57. How many kids do you want when your older?
Define older? I have as many kids as I can handle, anymore and they'll over run the place…

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
If I say mid-thirties, would that be good enough?

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Yep, used to live down the freeway from there

60. How did you get one of your scars?
Landed wrong after a jump and wiped out on my mountain bike

17 January 2008


Ever have one of those days where you comtemplate the "what would have been" things in your life? For me those come and go alot more frequently in the last few weeks than ever in my life. There have been so many changes in my life, both good and bad, and yet I still wonder if the right decisions were made at the right times. Yeah, yeah, I know, hindsight is 20/20, but it is the decisions that we make today that effect us tomorrow and sometimes the rest of our life.

Here I am going through a rough spot and the only thing that keeps me getting up every day is my kids and my sense of humor. Without my kids a fetal position sounds really good right now, but for any of you that have kids you know that you wouldn't be able to maintain that position for long because the house would be on fire before you got your butt out of bed to see what the commotion is about. I wish I could change things, but if I could would it be the right decision? Or am I meant to proceed on in life from here because of an unknown factor that will not be realized for an unspecified time period?

If anyone has the answers to these questions, please feel free to share... Or if anyone knows how to get in touch with Mr. Destiny, hey point him in my direction, that would definitely make my life better right now.

14 January 2008

The first day... again...

Today was the first day of school here in beautiful Wyoming. At least its the first day back for all of the colleges here, my kiddos went back on 1/2... It doesn't seem to matter how many semesters I have under my belt, the first day of class is always one of those that you just cannot miss. In my case, the first few days of nursing classes are all orientation and testing, so it makes it a wee bit more stressful than just picking up needed classes for a degree. Based on my clinical schedule, I learned that I have to drop one fun class and try to pick up another to take its place... So if any of you have opinions on which would be better, public speaking or intro to allied health professions, I would appreciate any of the comments you might have. For me, its 6 of one and half-dozen of another...

Well, hopefully, I'll have a bit more time for fun and games this semester than what I did last semester. So look for more posts from me in the coming months... :o)

12 January 2008

My candidate dropped out...

Well here I was trying to be on the forefront of politics, checking out the candidates and seeing who was a good match for my beliefs and values and out goes one of the people that had my support. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson withdrew his candidacy. Wow, was that tough for us registered Dems here in the Equality State. Now mind you, being a democrat in Wyoming is hard enough, so when you find a nice conservative Democrat that *might* be accepted in this political climate you are excited... Now what we have left for candidates will probably not be embraced, but I still have hopes for my Republican back-up candidate. I guess I'll have to keep my fingers crossed that Fred Thompson doesn't drop out, if that happens I don't know who will move up to #1 candidate for me, but only time will tell.

11 January 2008


It's hard to fathom how fast time flies in life sometimes. I have been busy working through problems of my own creation and don't seem to notice the passage of weeks or months... Time just passes. It seems that we all walk alone at times in our life and right now that is my path. I have been getting by with the help of a counselor and the love of my kids, but unfortunately the man in my life has been pushed away by none other than me. I have no one to blame but myself for this and I apologize profusely to him because of that.

I hope that none of you ever have to take this journey that I am on, but if you find yourself there, realize that you are not alone.