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I wear many hats. I am a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Friend, Dental Assistant, Student, Big Sister, Daughter-in-law, Sister-in-law, Chef, Gardener, Nurse, Maid, Plumber, Seamstress...

Saturday, August 14, 2010


“Stress is a choice. Do you buy that? Some people have a hard time with the idea. …Yes, bad things happen: The economy sours, our business struggles, the stock market tumbles, jobs are lost, people around us don’t follow through, deadlines are missed, projects fail, good people leave. Life is full of these. But still, stress is a choice because whatever the ‘trigger event,’ we always choose our own response. We choose to react angrily. We choose to stuff our emotions and keep quiet. We choose to worry. …Stress is a choice.”

-John G. Miller

Five Years

Yesterday, August 13th, was our five year wedding anniversary! Larry and I have been married a total of five years and November 9th (2001 was our 1st date) Larry and I will have been together a total of nine years! Wow! Five years doesn't seem like a long time but nine years does. Nine years of getting to know someone, learning their quirks/bad habits/gross habits/annoying/funny habits/embarrassing habits, learning their temperament/likes/dislikes/loves/hates. It's pretty intense when you really think about it.

This is us in 2001. Wow! Seems so long ago! I was 21 and Larry was 27.

And...August 2005!

So for our five year anniversary Larry got me a set of golf clubs because I'd been expressing some interest is learning to play and I got him a pair of sunglasses that he'd been wanting. I've been taking golf lessons and loving it! Yesterday Larry I took the day off work to go golfing together! It was both fun and frustrating. He took me to a par 3 course and we rented a cart since it was my first time on a golf course. Larry knew I'd be kind of slow but also wanted me to have a good time so renting a cart sped it up a bit.

Naturally Larry kicked my butt! Oh but don't worry! His day will come when I am able to kick his butt at golf!

Happy Anniversary Larry!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Why You Never Question A Drunk

This story was in Larry's work news letter and I wanted to share it because I thought it was pretty funny!

Why You Never Question A Drunk
I was shopping at the local supermarket where I selected:
a half gallon of 2% milk
a carton of eggs
a quart of orange juice
a head of romaine lettuce
a 2 lb can of coffee
a 1 lb package of bacon

As I was unloading my items on the conveyor belt to check out, a drunk standing behind me watched as I placed the items in front of the cashier.

While the cashier was ringing up the purchases, the drunk calmly stated, "You must be single." I was a bit startled by this proclamation, but I was intrigued by the derelict's intuition, since I am indeed single.

I looked at the six items on the belt and saw nothing particularly unusual about my selections that could have tipped off the drunk to my marital status.

Curiosity getting the better of me, I said: "Well, you know what, you're absolutely right. But how on earth did you know that?"
The drunk replied, "Cause you're ugly."

Friday, August 6, 2010


Friday August 6th.

Today was my first golf lesson! My instructors name is Priscilla. At first I wasn't so sure that this was going to work out. My lesson was scheduled for 1pm. My instructor was late. While I was waiting I practice putting on the putting green and then at 25 mins I decided that at 30 minutes I would leave because I was getting irritated. I decided that 30 mins was long enough to wait. I waited 30 mins total. I was excited about my lesson and really looked forward to it. I was getting irritated because I didn't want my tardy instructor to leave a bad taste in my mouth about golf being that this is all new to me. She showed up just in time. Turned out that her babysitter failed to show up so she ended up having to tote her little boy with her. I saw her rushing to the pro shop where I was waiting. Her little boy is about 2 yrs old and I could see his little legs just moving as fast as they could possibly move. He reminded me of when Mylan was that age. In the end Priscilla apologized and gave me extra time to make up for her being late. However, I didn't expect her to give me so much extra time. The lesson ended up being 2 1/2 hours long. Phew! Time flew by though! I had a lot of fun! Priscilla was a lot of fun to work with! We laughed a lot and it was really great to have female instructor to learn from! She is also very patient and keeps the lesson upbeat and positive! Plus she won't let her lessons end with a bad hit. I learned how to swing with my driver and one of my irons. Oh boy does it feel good when I get a good hit! It's kind of addicting because I just wanted to keep swinging and swinging just to hear that nice "PING" noise as the ball hit off of my club. I learned that I must not stick my head down too far with my chin on my chest, that I must keep my left foot down like my feet are in cement (She called it "keeping your body quiet") and to follow through. Those are the things I struggled with most. I also learned that for female golfers that all their power is in their hips. So she told me to concentrate on my hip motion. In the end she told me that she was impressed with how well I took to everything she told me! That was nice to hear and made me feel good!
Below is a little diagram that she drew me so that I will remember what she taught me today. Great stick figure huh?!!

She also gave me homework...I have to practice swinging with a broom. Funny huh?
It's to help me sweep with my driver.

My next lesson is Monday! Woo-Hoo!

Then on Friday Larry is taking me to a Par 3 course for my first golf experience! Friday is also our 5 year anniversary!
Priscilla said, "I've got to get you ready to kick his butt!" I told her, "Hold on now, lets not get ahead of ourselves! I don't want too much pressure!" LOL!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

NBC World Series

Last weekend was our last weekend of baseball season for Mylan. It was the NBC World Series tournament in Topeka. Here are all the pics that I took in no particular order.

Mylan in the hot tub at the hotel.

It's raining...It's pouring!

Tres and his creepy dolls.

Mylan hurt his shoulder. He toughed it out though.

The coaches.

Team lunch at The Blind Tiger Brewery.


Mylan sleeping on the way to Topeka.

Rylan and her beautiful brown eyes.

Silly Jamie!

Jackson acting like a tough guy.


Sara with her rally rag.

Waiting out the rain.

Pool chairs.

Oh my! Don't even ask!

Dalton, Mylan and Grayson.

Mylan going up to bat.

Mylan at 2nd.

Mylan leading of 1st.

Mylan at catch.

Mylan batting.

Mylan and Kyler at the hotel pool.

A player got hurt so Mylan is waiting it out.

The spectators aka Parents.


Larry and Mylan.

Larry and Juan talking.

Jason and his SPF.


Isaac at catch.

Jackson runs for 2nd.

Jackson at bat.

Isaac and Jackson.

Mylan and Larry wresting at the hotel.

The hotel pool.

Rylan hitches a ride on Dad's cooler.

Mylan at 1st.

Grayson at 3rd.


Mylan bats.

The boys playing on the turf.

Karon and Jamie.


Juan's tan lines! LOL!


Dugout bench.