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100 Library Legends

This is Oklahoma’s centennial year. The Oklahoma Library Association has compiled a list of the top 100 contributors to Oklahoma libraries for the first century.

Here’s a link to the page. When you click on the words The Oklahoma Library Legends List, you will go to a list of 100 people/groups. My mom is one of those 100 Library Legends. How cool is that?

The 100 are being honored at a banquet downtown on April 2. Dad, Chrissie and I will be there. Julie is coming to the end of her pregnancy, so she is not able to attend, but will be there in spirit with us to honor Mom. I’m so excited about this – what an incredible honor for an absolutely amazing lady.

storms & tornadoes

We’ve got storms, high winds and flash flood warnings this afternoon. I’ve heard reports of a couple of twisters touching down around Oklahoma City. Loads of people north & northwest of Oklahoma City have no power right now.

I guess this means that storm season has begun.

countdown tickers

Many people find their way to my blog looking for the weight loss ticker that I put on my blog in 2005. It has been removed. However, I’ve made a few samples tickers for you to see.

Visit ticker factory dot com to make your own tickers for all occasions.





Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday Dear Chrissie–

Happy Birthday to you!Myspace Happy Birthday Graphics

Today is my dear sister’s birthday. She’s not a day over… er… 29!

Myspace Happy Birthday Graphics

overheard conversation

Today, I had been asked to hold during a phone call. I guess the representative didn’t realize that I was no longer on hold but able to hear the conversation he was having with a co-worker.

Here’s what I heard:

Lady: Have you ever been a victim of road rage?

Guy (representative): No. I’ve had road rage.

Lady: It’s awful. So scary. Once this teenaged boy almost ran me off the road!

Guy: Really… hmmm… uhhh… what kind of car do you drive?

(silence)

Lady: Oh you stinker! (laughing)

Four Oklahoma Towns

Mom just told me that she read somewhere that there’s a sentence that is made only of four Oklahoma town names. She does not know which four towns comprise this sentence.

Here’s what she came up with:

Sallisaw Henryetta Wagoner Catoosa.
(Read: Sally saw Henryetta waggin’ her catoosa).

What do you think? Can you come up with another sentence?

Take a look…

at photos taken yesterday on the set of Sweeney Todd.

Many thanks to Bonnie at The Johnny Depp Zone for the photos.



Take a look…

at photos taken yesterday on the set of Sweeney Todd.

Many thanks to Bonnie at The Johnny Depp Zone for the photos.



Tagged!

I got tagged by my sister, Julie over at Gigi’s Little Blog.

Here goes…

1. What time did you get up this morning?
2:30am to check DD10’s blood sugar,
then 5:45am to get ready for work (leave at 6:35am)
2. Diamonds or pearls?
pearls
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Eragon (at the dollar movie)
4. What is your favorite TV show?
Gray’s Anatomy
5. What did you have for breakfast?
a slice of wheat bread, peanut butter, banana, milk
6. What is your middle name?
Jean
7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Dad’s catfish or turkey breast – does that count as cuisine?
8. What foods do you dislike?
raw onions
9. What are your favorite chips?
Red Hot Blues (spicy blue corn tortilla chips)
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment?
I’ve actually been listening to an audio book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, again, I’m getting ready for the movie release this summer.
11. What kind of car do you drive?
Catera
12. Favorite sandwich?
California Wrap from Camille’s
13. What are characteristics you can’t stand?
meanness, bad manners, self-righteousness
14. What are your favorite clothes?
gray yoga pants, t-shirt, flip-flops
15. If you could go anywhere on vacation where would you go?
Europe, for a month or so. I’d want to see Italy, Greece, Spain, U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Portugal, basically, anywhere I could reach by RailEurope!
Where is sixteen? Would I want to be 16 again?
If I could keep the knowledge I have now, yes. Otherwise, no.
17. Where would you want to retire?
Here. In my cozy little house.
18. Favorite time of day?
early morning
19. Where were you born?
On the back of a horse, oh wait, that was my nephew! (ha!)
I was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
20. What is your favorite sport to watch?
NBA basketball
21. Coke or Pepsi?
neither
22. Beavers or ducks?
ducks
23. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
used to be night owl – have begun to migrate toward being a morning person
24. Pedicure or manicure?
pedicure
25. What did you want to be when you were little?
pharmacist
26. What is your best childhood memory?
Jumping onto & swinging on the sack swing from Meema & Grandad’s picnic table
27. Ever been to Africa?
No
28. Ever been toilet papering?

no
29. Been in a car accident?
Yes.
30. Favorite day of the week?
Saturday
31. Favorite restaurant?
Johnnie’s Charcoal Oven
32. Favorite flower?
Daffodil
33. Favorite ice-cream?
chocolate
34. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Sonic
35. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
I passed the first time
36. From whom did you get your last e-mail?
Lisa
37. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?

Don’t use credit cards. Only a debit card for me.
38. Last person you went to dinner with?
My kiddos
39. What are you listening to right now?
DD13 laughing with DD10 in the kitchen
40. What is your favorite color?
green
41. How many tattoos do you have?
zero
42. How many are you sending this Email to?
n/a
43. What time did you finish this blog entry?
7:36pm
44. Favorite magazine:
Real Simple
45. Coffee or tea?
tea
46. Do you tan easily or burn easily?
I burn, then freckle, then tan
47. Do you color your hair?
blonde and red streaks right now
48. What was the first car you ever purchased without the help of your parents?
Toyota Camry
49. What is your most dreaded household chore?
getting hair out of the shower drain
50 Who do you tag to complete this meme?
If you’re reading this and want to join in, please consider yourself tagged.

Spring flowers

I think I’ve posted before that daffodils are one of my favorite things about springtime. They are a sign that Spring has sprung and that warmer weather with loads of rain are on the way.

These are photos of the daffodils that welcomed Spring at my house this past month. They smelled so good!

This is a different type of fragrant little flower who lives at Mom & Dad’s house – Jazzie. 🙂

to market, to market, to buy a fat… tomato?

This morning, Mom and I went to the OSU-OKC Farmer’s Market. We had a good time wandering around, visiting with the vendors & looking/sampling their wares. We saw everything from soaps, hand-knitted caps and essential oils to bird feeders, eggs, pecans, cheeses and produce.

I wanted to buy some tomato plants and a flat of flowers, but I didn’t have any place ready for them in the flowerbed. So I didn’t. Instead I bought a loaf of 9-grain bread, some lettuce/spinach/greens, tomatoes and fresh herbs.

I’m looking forward to making the trip for produce again next weekend.

to market, to market, to buy a fat… tomato?

This morning, Mom and I went to the OSU-OKC Farmer’s Market. We had a good time wandering around, visiting with the vendors & looking/sampling their wares. We saw everything from soaps, hand-knitted caps and essential oils to bird feeders, eggs, pecans, cheeses and produce.

I wanted to buy some tomato plants and a flat of flowers, but I didn’t have any place ready for them in the flowerbed. So I didn’t. Instead I bought a loaf of 9-grain bread, some lettuce/spinach/greens, tomatoes and fresh herbs.

I’m looking forward to making the trip for produce again next weekend.

dinner with the mentor family

We met the mentor family tonight for dinner at Steak ‘n Shake. DS10, DD10 & I went & met the mentor mom & 15 yr old daughter who’s had Type I Diabetes since age 12. DD13, Miss Anti-social I’ll Just Stay Home & Read a Book, Thanks opted to stay home. We brought her a milkshake.

They were so nice and easy to talk with. It was not awkward or uncomfortable at all. I am so glad! We were there from 6:00 to 8:30 and have planned to meet at Chili’s on April 20. Also, both of our families are members of the YMCA, so we’re going to meet at the Y on a Saturday afternoon sometime between now & April 20 to either walk, play raquetball or swim.

Mentor’s daughter (from now on known as MD15) & DD10 checked their blood sugar at the table together. MD15 checked hers on her forearm. DD10 had never done hers on her forearm. MD15 puts her pump cannula on her thigh or hip – DD10 has only put them on her tummy so far.

When we got home, DD10 checked her blood sugar on her forearm 3 times & once on her leg (where MD15 had showed her to). Now DD10 wants to take out/reinsert her cannula on her thigh b/c that’s what MD15 does. I asked her to wait since we just inserted a new infusion set tonight before dinner.

Also, MD15 carries her pump in the back pocket of her jeans – which is evidently way more cool than clipping it to her belt – so that’s now DD10’s thing.

DD10 is so cute. It was great for her to sit & visit with a 15 yr old who’s lived with Type I Diabetes for a while – one who’s doing well & is happy. MD15 runs cross country track & plays basketball. They talked non-stop.

Mentor & I had a great visit. I enjoyed it a lot & look forward to visiting with them more.

DS11 was thrilled with his burger/fries/shake & sat with a boy he knows from school who was there. I think he was relieved to not have to sit with all of us girls when he saw that Mentor’s son didn’t come.

podcasts

Do you listen to podcasts? I do. I listen to podcasts more than I listen to the radio these days.

One of my favorite podcasts is More Hip than Hippie. Dori and Val are the hosts of this weekly podcast. They do a great job of presenting fun yet effective ways to live a more green/ecologically friendly lifestyle one baby step at a time.

You can click on the link above to listen to this week’s show (and to past shows as well). More Hip than Hippie can also be found at iTunes.

wallpaper

Do you change the wallpaper on your computer often? At work, I do not. At home, I do. A lot.

I actually changed it again just now.

This is my current wallpaper… Captain Jack in red.

(courtesy of Endora at The Johnny Depp Zone)

What’s yours?