Thursday, June 13, 2013

Phone Insurance

Approximately 5 months ago, I purchased a new cell phone. It was more exciting for me than most people because for 2 years prior to that, I had the world’s worst cell phone. Throughout the time of owning that phone, it was difficult to hear people, the screen would repeatedly freeze, and the screen was extremely cracked. I also had terrible service. Upon switching, I was presented with the opportunity to purchase insurance, and I said to myself, no I don’t need insurance, I will be really careful.  Regretfully, I also decided not to purchase a case at that time, and promised myself I would do so later. This past weekend, to my horror, I dropped my cell phone on the concrete pool patio at a birthday party. The screen is quite cracked and it even has a chip out of it. It was a sad day, but I think I learned my lesson about cell phone insurance. Always get it! Get a case too! The truth is the cost to replace the phone without it is going to be astronomical,and you won’t want to live with a crappy one for long.             


Thursday, June 06, 2013

Wedding Season!

I recently went to a backyard wedding and it was one of the best weddings I have ever been to! It was outside for starters, which was great since the weather was perfect.  They had plenty of entertainment including Corn Hole, dancing, a photo booth, bagpipes and Irish step dancers. They had an open bar. They also had great food, cake, and a candy table.  Since it was an outdoor wedding held at a private residence, they couldn’t have everyone using their personal bathroom. Instead they rented Porto Potties. I thought that would be the one disappointment, but they were flushing Porto Potties with sinks inside. I have never heard of such a thing. It reminded me of an airplane bathroom. It was pretty funny. They even had paintings on the wall in the Porto Potties.  Now that weddings are in full swing for the summer, I can hope you don’t have to attend any boring receptions, especially any with non-flushing toilets! Have a great week!


Friday, May 31, 2013

Healing In The Heartland

A country singer from Oklahoma named Blake Shelton held a concert to benefit the tornado ravished Oklahoma City area. The concert brought in fellow Oklahoma singer Reba McEntire, as well as popular musicians Rascal Flatts, Ryan Tedder, Luke Bryan and even Usher joined in to help! Usher and Blake Shelton had a duet that was pretty darn good. The concert was watched by over 8 million people and raised over 6 million dollars to help the Oklahoma community. To that I say KUDOS to Blake Shelton and all others who helped make Healing In The Heartland a success!

Kudos to all


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Hello Everyone!

I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. We went up to the mountains, and hiked. We also just spent a lot of time relaxing. Most holidays, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, but this past weekend I needed to get away from it all. It was very relaxing! I know that Memorial Day is to remember those that have served and passed on, but I still think it is nice to thank those you know around you that did serve or currently serve. After a 3 day weekend, it's back to work for us all until the next holiday!

-Until Next Week


Friday, May 17, 2013


Coming from Oklahoma I was accustomed to eating good barbeque. Yea I know Oklahoma isn't the epicenter of BBQ but there are some very good BBQ joints in Oklahoma. Plus Texas and Missouri are close by so I have enjoyed some excellent BBQ. Now that I am in Colorado I have yet to find a BBQ restaurant that satisfies my taste for BBQ. I am told there is a BBQ contest that is held in Frisco, Colorado where around 70 BBQ'ers from all over the region compete in a cook-off. Sounds like a good place for me to get my BBQ satisfaction so I'll be sure to attend one of the 3 days it is being held. If you happen to be in the neighborhood and want to check it out here is a link with more information,

The weekend is upon us

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Plans

Memorial Day weekend is approaching quickly, and I am really excited! It is a long weekend, and my husband and I are getting away for some much needed alone time! My husband helps care for two developmentally delayed guys who live with us, and his friend also lives with us. That makes for a very full house, and we are getting away for the weekend. We found a nice little condo for rent in Glenwood Springs CO for a very affordable rate.  We are going to go to the hot springs pool, and hike the Hanging Lake trail. It is an amazing spot to visit, with waterfalls, and a mineral lake at the top of the trail. Overall, it will be nice to get a way and have a relaxing weekend. Surprisingly, I found the great deal for renting the condo on craigslist. Take a look sometime at vacation rentals and see if you can find any good deals. Also, if you live in Colorado, and haven’t visited Hanging Lake yet, make sure you do soon! You won’t be disappointed. Have a great Memorial Day weekend! 


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's That Time of Year Again!

The time when you get to burn through tons of gas, driving for hours and hours. The time when you eat nothing but gas station food for days. It's time to go storm chasing. Chasing season is off to a late start this year, as this will be the first trip of the year. Fortunately, this setup is on a Saturday, Sunday. Perfect as far as not having to miss work. Unfortunately, the outlook area is from eastern Kansas to eastern South Dakota. So there will be a ton of driving. My daughter's soccer game is also having a scheduling issue with Mother Nature. The soccer game that I just, can't miss, will delay us by a few hours. That should be fine though as the storms shouldn't initiate before late afternoon.

My shoes squeak.


Thursday, May 02, 2013


Hello Everyone!
I am a huge country music fan! Not only that, but I LOVE line dancing. Most people that have not line danced before, think it is fairly simple, but learning the basic steps can be quite difficult. After you get the hang of a few dances, it becomes a lot easier to pick up on the different dances. I have always considered myself to be a good dancer, especially in the individual dances. I have also considered myself to be quite good at partner dances as well like two-step, three-step, and swing dancing. I have even done multiple flips in the past. Recently my husband and I signed up for partner dance lessons together, and it actually was not my idea. He hasn’t danced a lot in the past, and I was content to let him stay home while I went out with my girlfriends. It was sweet that he wanted to learn for my sake, so I thought we would give it a try. It turns out we are both AWFUL dancers. I found out I am only as good as my leader. I found out my past leaders, poor poor leaders, had been flinging me around the dance floor probably getting stepped on, and slapped in the face with my elbows. I will either have to give up partner dancing all together or learn how to be not only a better follower, but also a better dancer. After these last few weeks, I might just have to stick to line dancing by myself.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

My First Try at a Tri

Hi All,

We are officially four months into the new year and I have been lucky to accomplish many of my resolutions. I joined a book club and have read more books (for fun, not school!) in the last few months than ever in my life.  And I have also been challenging myself in new ways physically.  I just finished up a month and a half at a boxing club and have officially signed up for my first triathlon!  Now, I know what you're thinking..that's crazy.  But, I like baby steps.  So, I signed up with a friend and we are doing the race as a relay.  I will be doing the swimming portion.  I have always been a strong swimmer so a half-mile swim will be easy for me.  And of course it's for a great cause and just another thing to cross off the resolution list!

Interested in the race?  Visit

Over and out,

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Thursday!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

It seems to have been one of those weeks, so I started my weekend a little early last night, and went out with some friends for a couple of drinks. Nothing to crazy, but it was nice to get out and laugh a little. I do believe that laughter is the best medicine. So...if you are feeling a little stressed out, busy, or tired, go out with some friends, sit down have a few drinks, grab a snack and enjoy a good light hearted chat. It is better than stewing over your problems, or complaining about things. Hope ya'll have a great rest of the week! It's finally getting nice here, so I know I will!