Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What Time Of Day Are You ?

You Are Midnight

You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits.
Whether you're a night owl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence - you like to experiment with your lifestyle.Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.You enjoy staying home, but that doesn't mean you're a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.
My dragon friend took the quiz first. Here are her results-->SNAP
Be sure to stop by and say hello.
Also be sure to let me know if you take this little quiz.
How accurate can it be?
Gotta go-sunlight is DANGEROUS:)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Find your Sit Spot.
Or Hang Ten

It's Spring Break


After writing, re-writing ,wrestling with a few gremlins and warding off some serenity thieves,
I finally decided to let go and go with the flow.What I gained from this book was something that I already knew. But just needed to be validated. I also needed a map with some specific directions. That was provided. The point is this:
The tools have been in my box all along. So why leave it locked in the garage?The keys are in my pocket. Unlock it and start setting my foundation. If I need help, ask for it. There are others who just might want to be on my creative crew. They might have something in their toolbox that I do not. We can share and work together to build something beautiful. Something magical. Something to set the world on fire. Together.
Watch out world, here I come. Here WE come.
The women of the 12 Secrets.

Friday, March 27, 2009


It's that time of the week. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. I can't honestly say I take it easy on posting or anything else on Fridays. Yet today I am resting up my pipes. This weekend I am going to go sing my heart out. Yes my friends, I am going to Karaoke. This will not be good for those who have never heard my voice. The people who know and love me think I have the voice of an angel. They are also tone deaf, just like me! I will get the crowd going with Taking care of Business by BTO. Coach will grab the microphone and belt out She Thinks My Tractors Sexy by Kenny Chesney. Of course the whole gang will be singing Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee. I am pretty sure that we will have the entire room cleared out in a short amount of time. Nothing is worse for business than Lissa"s Crew messing up the lyrics. Now my question for you.

Do you Karaoke? If so, what is the one song that you have to sing?

Thursday, March 26, 2009


13 Things I Have Searched For this Past week

Help! Has anyone seen my car keys? I know that I put them in my purse, I mean the desk, the table or that thing on the wall with the hook on it. Where are they? And who forgot to turn the coffeemaker on? Oh, there they are. Underneath all the papers by my computer. Which reminds me. Where the heck are you BoBo? As soon as I get back we are having a serious chat. Just because you get a girlfriend does not mean one can shirk your responsibilities. Especially when one of them is your MOTHER. Need I remind you that I labored for 23 hours with you, my son? Followed by a c-section? Even though I was sick as a dog and could barely walk, I was there every day for you while you were in the NICU. Therefore, you owe me. Now get home and help me with my computer issues as you promised. Some of us have important things to do, like BLOG. Also tell your little Sweetpea thanks for the Starbucks coffee. She knows how to pick out a great birthday present. Speaking of presents. There is a gift card floating around here somewhere. Please tell me it did not go in the trash with the tissue paper. We already know that
Daddy aka Coach has misplaced my library card. Even though he swears he put it back in my purse after he picked up my last set of books. He can swear all he wants. I may lose my car keys, but never the card to kingdom of knowledge. It is quite possible that he has hidden my sweatpants as well. Well too bad so sad. If he thinks that will make me change into something a little more sexy at bedtime he can just forget it. I can wear my Kermit pajamas every night. Or a t-shirt and his sweatpants. Which I currently have on as I type this. It's a good thing too. Spaghetti straps and silk are not conducive when on the hunt for an elusive cat named Scrappy.
Twice now he has gotten out and gone on the hunt. It is no fun searching in the woods at midnight. It helps if one has a flashlight and batteries. I cannot begin to tell you how many we have and yet not one can seem to found when you desperately need it. Nothing like 20 minutes of your time wasted on searching for something you already have. Which reminds me.
About my ringback tones. I paid for them. So why can't my friends enjoy the sounds of Train,
Pink Floyd and Doctors and The Medics while they are waiting to hear my lovely voice? And how long do I have to wait to hear the voice of a live customer service representative from my cell phone provider?The longer I wait, the older I get. I looked in the mirror and realized that someone had stolen my young,hot body and replaced it with someone else's frumpy one. This will not do. Does anyone have directions to the fountain of youth? My high school reunion is coming up. It would be nice if I looked good. It would be better if I looked like Kate Beckinsale. I have researched digital cameras. So far I haven't found one that makes me look 10 years younger,slimmer or better in all the right places. So why spend the money? Anyway it's cheaper and more fun to fantasize and never leave my chair. I search for clues in a place some people call purgatory but I call Heaven. I get LOST every week with Sawyer and Sayid. They are hot.
I am pretty sure that they feel the same way about me. There are these little things floating before my eyes. This must mean I am psychic. Which means my intuition is correct. The boys on my show want me. The Coach says nada. He reminded me that not only do I have a blocked tear duct, but that the optometrist said that women of my age start to have vision problems. Needless to say I had to look up doctor's number to fix the tear duct. It is bothering me. I have an appointment this afternoon. Also if my dear Coach or the good Doc makes mention of my age again, I will tell them:
I See Dead People
and mean it. Don't mess with my psychic abilities or my fantasies.

The Prompts:
1.) Somebody I'm praying for....

2.) I don't believe in prayer because...
3.) What are you putting off right now?
4.) You can go back to your childhood for one day. What day and age do you choose?
5.) Your friend tells you he can pick up any girl at the bar, no matter what he says. You bet him $100 he can't. Create the world's worst pick up line and send your friend off into the crowd. What happens?

Let's get the easy part out of the way first first. I didn't choose number 5 because I could not think of anything appropriate for this family friendly blog. I may be a mom yet,I am a woman. I have been hit on. With the worst kind of lines. So of course I have made up comeback lines and discussed them with my friends. We are adults, we have a sense of humor. We watch the F/X channel.'Nuff said.

Now onto to why I chose #3. That is to avoid questions 1, 2 and 4. I just could not go there not as far as posting was concerned. Oh I went there. In my head and my heart. The undercurrent of melancholy flows through my veins. Until soon I am overwhelmed by a tidal wave of tears.

My favorite childhood memory and all about prayer is written in my life, my head and ready to be said and maybe read on my blog. I just put it off. Put it in "Lissa's Lockbox" because:

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Current Estimated Jackpot $81 million


This week
What is your money wish?

Now at first glance, it would seem that my wish is somewhat selfish. Maybe outlandish. Crazy, grandiose and definitely a fantasy. What are the odds that this will happen? I'd say NOT just as good as anybody else, but BETTER. Ooooooooooh. Now that is sounding like I am on something.
For many years the Lotto balls never seemed to bounce in my area. It wasn't until Hurricane Charley blew through here that the tides turned. The winds of change had come and the people in my community(and surrounding areas) were on the map in a good way. As soon as the numbers would come in, I started getting calls. They sounded like this:

Hey is there something you'd like to tell me?

We know you are holding back on us.

There was a winner at the Publix down the street from you.
Have you checked your ticket?

You see I believe that I am a winner. My friends believe that I am a winner. For years I have said that I am going to win the Lottery and I am going to win it. It's a done deal.Will it be this week? I do not know. It's a nice chunk of cash don't you think? Now the question is, what will I do with all of that money? Easy answer. Take care of the people I love. That includes my friends and family. Also I will pursue a lifelong dream. There is a man that I truly admired. His name is Percy Ross. He gave away millions of dollars to everyday people like you and me. I would love to revive his "Thanks A million" column and continue his legacy. As most of you know, House By The Side Of The Road(By Sam Walter Foss) is my favorite poem.Being a friend to man is a wonderful thing.Percy Ross was a friend to man.Here is an article about him and giving in general. I hope that you enjoy it .


Now what are you wishes for money my friends?

Monday, March 23, 2009


March 20-27th

The BIGGEST Blogging/Giveaway party on the block has started.
You can connect with some really great people
in the blogging community.
I am hoping to meet up with some chatty folks
like myself.
Who love their family and friends.
It would be great if they have a sense of humor and are fond of frogs.
There is a possibility that
I can also win some awesome prizes.
here are my top faves:

INTL8-1 Karmin Salon Pro G3 Stylin Iron
Courtesy of My Hair Styling Tools
(I'm dreaming of perfect hair as I type)

#58 Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer
Courtesy of Moms Who Think
(my family is dreaming of homemade treats)

USC 77 Personalized stainless steel water bottle & chain(pendent)
Courtesy of Kristen Goodmen of Total She,Inc

INTL65-100 Custom Designed, Double-Sided Business Cards or Mommy Calling Cards
Courtesy of Boutique Graphics

USC 74-set of Maximum Ride series of books
Provided by MartasMeanderings Courtesy of Hatchette Books

I also wouldn't mind having
19,21,22,88,26,91,118,43,83 & USC56

My teenagers would like me to win any
gift certificate or prize involving or related to
Gee. Why doesn't this surprise me?

Now it's your turn to join in on the fun.
Click on the link provided above.
Or the button on my sidebar.
You might win an awesome prize yourself.
Meet a great bloggy friend or two.
Including me.
Look for me at the hot dog stand.
I will be the lady stuffing ketchup packets
in her purse.

Welcome to My Lily Pad.
A wonderful place to hang out with all of my beautiful, bloggy friends.
I am so EXCITED about my blog's new look.
My family is as well.
Did a great job keeping me from being a bump on a log.
So this Happy, Dancing,Frog is going to
Leap into Life
Like it or love it you have to be in it to win it!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


This week I am letting it all hang out. So if you are:
easily offended, have no sense of humor
and are
looking for something politically correct
move along my friends.

If you like
Letterman, Saturday Night Live or
Have ever been an overweight woman,
Like I used to be or
have a smidgin
of weight around your midsection
stick around

13 Smart Comebacks for women who
To Say to People
When they come up to you
Touch your Tummy
and Ask you
When is your Baby Due?

(maybe next time they will think before they speak or touch a strangers belly)

1. I'm not pregnant, I'm just Fat.

2 Silly Rabbit, can't you tell the difference between a baby belly and a beer belly?

3. Oh dear, I was hoping no one could tell just yet.
Do you think my bosses at the Shimmy Shack will notice?
I'm due to dance in about a half hour.

4.I just miscarried last week. Thanks for reminding me.

5. I'm having octuplets, have 10 kids at home and I am broke.
Would you like to make a donation?

6. Remember Sigourney Weaver from the movie Alien?
Well it's not a movie.
It's all true.
I'm just hoping someone can save me before
this thing bursts out of my belly and people start to DIE.
(**note** keep a straight face-be dead serious)

7.I'm not sure when I am due. Then again I 'm not sure who the father is either.

8.I'm just bloated. It was all you can eat at the Taco buffet last night.
( a fart machine &/or sound effects would be a great asset at this point)

9. That's just the leftover gas from the colonoscopy I had yesterday.
I have some great pictures of my polyps.
Would you like to see them?

10. Here's the deal.
My no good husband Jimmy Bob went out drankin and
he cheated on me with that floozy that works at the bar across town.
Well that just ticked me off.
So 4 weeks later I cheated on him.
With his brother. Billy Bob.
Do you think I look 6 or 7 months pregnant?
Also do you like the name Richie Bob?

11. An Angel appeared before me and told me I was pregnant.
My husband is not happy about this.
He's really ticked off about the donkey in the backyard too.
I'm sorry, what was your question?

12. I'm not pregnant honey.
But it sure feels good when you rub my belly that way.

13.Oh crap. My colostomy bag must be full.
You wouldn't happen to have an extra Ziploc on your person would ya?

Well that's it .
Hopefully you will never be put in this situation.
But if so you now know what to say.
Happy Thursday 13:)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


This week's question is:

What do you wish to say yes to?



Here is the deal.

I have a problemo with time management and organization.
Not to say of really getting your hands into art.

Yet I really wish to say YES to the following:

Full moon Dreamers

I know it is only 1x a month
Can one use glue and pics from a magazine for a dreamboard?

Blogging/Writing everyday

Do I go
Do I go Creative Everyday?
Do I have what it takes?

Revealing Myself

You all have gotten to know a part of me.
How far does one go when we write?
I haven't shared my blogs with some of my friends.
It's like my best kept secret.

Also I wish to say Yes to:
getting healthy
and setting some boundaries.

In a world of JUST SAY NO!
What are my friends wishing to say YES to?

Monday, March 16, 2009


Living in Abundance with Positive Priorities

You may think I'm a little off topic here.
or quite possibly that I am hanging out in the


Yet I know who I am and hopefully you get
this quirky gal by now as well.

You see I get inspiration from many things.

When it comes to writing it is usually

the dark, dark place or the



people are my candles, torches and my dawn

Guess what? I have been soaking up the rays the of the sun and
absorbing the abundance in my life over the past week.
Also I have been playing the game:

Seven degrees of your friends and family.

It is amazing to what happens when you try to connect
all of the
dots in the universe.

Here is a little taste:

There has been a mini reunion of sorts going on in my life.
( husband/myself- friends from school days)
About 10 of us got together over the weekend.

One of my best friends (K) and I have known each other for 26 years.
We didn't realize it until this week that we had sat
in classrooms next to each in elementary school
and hung out with the same people.

My friend NK is in a relationship with G.
I had been thinking of my friends J & C on the drive up.

C just happens to be G's sister.
I used hang out at G & C's house all the time.

G & I have both lost a sibling.

S is a young widow raising 2 boys.

NM was also there we have been friends forever-she has been on disability.

NK has MS, yet you would never know it.
His spirit soars, I am pretty sure that he can fly.

M- fell off a roof 4 years ago and almost died.
He is still here to to tell the tale, but he didn't

K- started his own business.
Times are tough but he is determined to succeed.

T- has successfully gotten on the treadmill.
She also gotten rid of some excess baggage.

She doesn't feel the need to be super slim just healthy.

A- ended up being my comedic counterpart. We did not know each other in high school.
We got a kick out of each others past "reputations"

We could have spent the entire afternoon talking about scarcity but we did not.
We we were rolling in abundance of love and laughter.

It also so happened that I just turned 34 .
Okay,well that is not quite true. But if I am going to make something scarce,
shaving years off my age is acceptable if not creative.

Being 34 works for me:)

On Saturday, my husband and I went to dinner.
We placed our order with our original waitress.
( who happened to be just wonderful)

A different male server comes back with the right food for my husband
and the wrong food for me.
An apology was made with assurances that he would be back with the right order.
Another server comes along. Same thing happens again.

So I tell my husband:

3rd time is a charm. They come back again. My dinner is free.
Not 30 seconds later
Same order comes back with our original waitress.
A mistake was made and my dinner was free.
They gave me the accidental meal and
my original meal as well.

I have a thing about the power of 3 and the Law of Attraction, what can I say.

Moving on :

There is a store that I like one city over.
This is a special place that makes you feel all zen inside when you walk in the door.
I have been thinking of how much I miss that store, how I wish to go, etc

My husband surprised me with a gift card for my birthday.
(now you have to understand-my husband usually requires a list for shopping)
Much as I love him, he is usually a left-brainer.

Universe had a hand in it!

Moving On:


I had a wonderful time this week and weekend.
However I did have some scarcity thinking.
You see I miss my sister. I miss my dad.
I miss some people that have moved away.
Some physically and some emotionally.

A few people let me down and I was a little upset.
So I cried.

Yet then I talked with my husband about gratitude.
Then the most magical thing happened.
My friend called.
She has been receiving my letters and misses me as much as I miss her.
Unfortunately she has been ill and only now had just gotten a phone.
She is going to come see me next weekend. I am so excited.
We are going to stay up all night to catch up on everything that has been going on
in the last 4 months.
She is my soul sista.
She wants to know all about the 12 secrets tribe.

I cannot wait to tell her.

Prosperity and Abundance comes in many forms.
I have chosen to set both my personal and creative foundation with love.
If you build it they will come.
I place my my order and send it off to the universe.
I believe it will all work out for the best.
All is well.

Friday, March 13, 2009


In Hawaii , Aloha Friday is the day they take it easy and look forward to weekends.


Said this is the day that she is going to take it easy on posting.

She is also going to need to take it easy for another reason.

Did you hear the news?


I would love to be in Kailani shoes.

I am doing the happy dance for her.

My question for this week ?

Are you or do you wish to be preggers?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

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Do you like to cook? I do not.
If it is not easy to make or can not be made in a crock pot, I want no part of it.
Here is a list of thirteen places I plan visiting more often
when my children leave the nest.

1. Red Lobster


Florida has many great seafood places. Yet why spend too much money on
6 shrimp and a cup of coleslaw when you can get the Admirals Feast?
I could live on their cheddar biscuits alone.

2. Cracker Barrel


Three words: Hash Brown Casserole


Yes, it's true. I used to be to a Hooters girl. Well not really. But,I could have been
They only give their t-shirts out to the really HOT women.
Which reminds me. I like my wings and my shrimp that way.

4.Outback Steakhouse


Who cares how many calories is in that bloomin' onion
I am going to order one every time along with a big fat juicy steak.



There is an innocent and enjoyable way to be a traitor.

With country Eggs Benedict.
Their blueberry muffins are also delicious.

6. Sweet Tomatoes


Why does Soup & Salad always taste so much better somewhere else?

7. El Adobe

This is the best Mexican place in SRQ.
Their homemade tortilla chips are out of this world.

8. Panera Bread


Bagels, sandwiches, muffins and salads.
There is always something to suit my mood and my appetite.

9. Demetrios Italian Restaurant


The best pizza in SRQ. Period.

10. Rafains-


I have been there once. Handsome men called Gauchos
served me tremendous amounts of freshly grilled meat.
This is an Adkins lovers dream.

How will I get there? who knows? But I am going back.

11. Olive Garden


Get an extra side of Alfredo sauce and start dipping those bread sticks.

12. Bern's Steakhouse


I have been waiting over 10 years to go back to this magical place.
If it comes down to it I will walk there. This isn't just a restaurant.
It is a dining experience that you will never forget.

13. Mom aka Mema

No one can ever cook as good as my Momma.
She better move now and leave no forwarding address.
Otherwise, guess who will be stopping by for dinner?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Writer's Workshop


This week I chose:

5.) What happened in the last year? Write about something you can do now that you couldn't do a year ago.

Thanksgiving comes once a year and I am grateful.

I am no Paula Deen, Rachael Ray or Bobby Flay.
Nor am I, my sister in laws, mother in law , aunts or my mom.
The gift of cooking and creating fabulous food was not given to me.

Quite frankly I believe this is unfair since I also did not receive the gift of
great hair, teeth, and junk and the trunk.
However that has nothing to do with this story.

For three years in a ROW I managed to cook a pie
with the waxed paper still in it.
It is now a tradition to share this story at holiday get togethers.
I am also now told what to pick up at the store prior to future events.

Last year I took a big step. I mean a huge step.
I bought a turkey.
Not the kind already cooked and ready to go with all of the fixins either.
( FYI-Publix is fantastic if you do choose to go that route, I highly recommend them)

I bought a frozen 20lb turkey.
I thawed it the refrigerator for 5 days.
Made my husband dig out the bag of yukky stuff.
( I gave birth to his 4 children, so I made this HIS job)
Used a little Worcestershire Sauce and Garlic Salt
and popped that beast into my momma's
"used to her but new to me"
Toastmaster Roaster Oven

While the turkey was roasting

I whipped up some real mashed potatoes
Got some good gravy going
mixed up 2 batches of homemade mac-n-cheese
and cooked those Italian green beans
with just the right amount of salt & pizazz
Pistachio salad and a small tray of sweet potatoes were also on the menu
And of course cranberry sauce , rolls & store bought pies.

The turkey was fabulous.
So was everything else.
Even the pies.

Last year, after 20 years of marriage and 4 kids.
I finally cooked my first turkey.
I OWNED that Thanksgiving dinner.
For some strange reason only my mom showed up to join us for the special event.
Yet it is was a wonderful day indeed.

So was last Sunday, I made turkey for dinner:)

It just so happens that I also wrote about this topic on Wednesday on my other blog.
There was no talking turkey either. If you are interested you can read it


wishes to know
What do you wish to change?

There is so many ways this can be answered.
Time for a little truth telling.

For quite a few years I have been dead inside.
I was going through the motions.
I didn't realize how much grief and fear had taken over my life.
The optimist and idealist I had always known and loved had been replaced.

With a pessimistic fatalist.

By December of 2008 I had to take a long hard look at myself.
But it is hard to recognize a woman you do not know.
So I decided to make a CHANGE.

To not be afraid and just live.
To laugh more.
To find myself.

To follow the principles I truly believed in.
This is a great and wonderful thing.

Most people are happy.
They always knew that there was so much more to the real me.

It also scares the heck out of some people.
The grief was bad, but now what the heck is this?

I say:

Get used to it.
No longer am I chicken little.

If you cannot handle me ,
My writing, my little green bags-filled with coupons and some Fels-Naptha Soap ,
my reviews and giveaways, my views on life and all that come with it,
my sense of humor, my friends
( who come in all shapes, sizes, colors, religious, non-religious and political backgrounds)

Then go change YOUR Granny Panties in your own glass house .

**Wishing only the best of change to my wishcasting wonderful friends**

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Awhile back I had the chance to receive a bar of
pomegranate soap
Rebecca's Soap Deli

It is so wonderful that my children have suddenly wanted to take
a shower in my bathroom. I informed my family that this was


They have not listened and used it anyway.
I cannot blame them, it is fabulous.

The good news is this.

Six fabulous bars of Rebecca's soaps soon will be arriving at my door.
You see, I have a birthday coming up and my family did the right thing.
If they include a lock for my bathroom door they will have done a great thing.

What is even better is this:

Rebecca is giving away eight, that's right I said 8 of her soaps away to
one lucky winner.

I am hoping to fill Easter Baskets with her delicious soaps.
They would make lovely gifts for some special people in my life.

What would you do if you won 8 of her wonderful soaps?
Head on over to:


While you are there be sure to check out the special she is having.
You just might want to place an order yourself.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Secret # 9 Transcending Rejection and Roadblocks

It just so happens that the smell of roasting turkey is permeating my house.
This reminded me of of something discussed in this chapter.
the "smell of desperation."

I have doused myself in that perfume more than once in my personal life.
It stinks. Being open is one thing. Neediness is another.
Chances are it may happen again. I hope not, yet I am human. I'd like to think that I am more aware now and will catch myself before I immerse myself in it's scent.
Then again my husband has found Facebook and I admit I have been desperate for my computer time. I may just be reduced to begging to get online. lol

I really don't understand why you have have to leave an air of mystery
around everything you do. Are we not adults? Give me a break.
Is being an extrovert and friendly a crime?
I am so over this leaving them wanting more b.s.
It reminds me of all those dating books out there.
You know what I am talking about.

Appear aloof. Dress like this.Do not call them for ____ days. ETC...
Don't get me wrong.
No one needs to lay out a buffet if people are not going to show up for dinner.
But putting on a mask and showing up with an appetizer
is just playing pretend and not being true yourself.
If I like you I am going to tell you.
I think that should apply to your work as well.
That is just my personal opinion.

Which brings me to the the last part of the lesson.
The people I get advice from, inspire me and hang out with, etc...
are all true to themselves.
They are extroverts and introverts.
They are creative, intriguing,successful and mysterious.

This past week I have been connecting with some friends.
They also happen to run successful
In the next few months we will be bouncing ideas back and forth between each other.

We offer each other different aspects into
creativity,organization, networking & marketing.

We also will be talking about our families and friends.
This is a very exciting and fun time for me and I am looking forward to it.

As always I will continue my journey with my 12 secret tribe.
It is a wonderful place to be.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Sticks and Stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.

You know me as Lissa. Others call me Lisa, Leesee, li-li and my newest fave Lissy

Here are a few nicknames of my past and present.

1. Dinky

Given to me by my Dad on the day I was born.
At 6lbs 5oz I was the smallest bundle of joy he had ever seen.

2. Sissy Boo

My little brother wanted me to get off my mom's lap and couldn't say move.
I am still called Sissy Boo to this day

3. Mrs. Osmond

As in Donny.This one I chose for myself.
During pretend time with my little friends.

4. Pole Bean

Thanks Kenny. You call Candy "Legs" and I got nothing. Obviously.
Makes a girl in 6th grade feel so good.

5. Flat-Chested Woman

Thanks to Todd for writing this in my yearbook.
I would dream of you dedicating the touchdowns you made on the field every week to me.
You said it was too bad that I didn't have anything to fill my bra or you would go out with me.
Well it is too bad about that tire you swallowed.
You were not looking so good the last time I saw you.
Tell your brother Kenny I said hello.

6. Beep-Beep

Suzie was Toot-Toot. We liked Donna Summer.
We thought we were hot in high heels in Jr High.
We were not. Okay, she was.

7. Olive

As in Popeye the cartoon.
Nothing like 16 year old "frenemies" to make you feel
good in your bathing suit on the beach.

8. Peaches

He was my high school sweetheart.
He brought me peach roses and promised me the world.
He probably does not even remember this, but I do.

9. Material Girl

I admit it. I dressed like Madonna and I liked it.

10. Big B

Currently inscribed on my bowling ball. Is it my bowling average? (130)
The fact that at one time I said I was a BBW (Big Beautiful Woman)
My breasts?(long gone with the weight loss) or a diva attitude?
Who knows? But I'm keeping it.

11. MiMi Li

My kids' friends call me this.
Prevention is also the cure for the future.
I have informed my children that I am far to vain to ever be called granny.
They are now thinking about Granny Li.

12. Mom/Mommy

By far my favorite.
Except when I am in the bathroom or on the phone.

13. Eye Candy

Did I ever tell you that my husband needs glasses?
Oh how I love that man!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


This is my first week-sounds like fun.
You can play too.
Choose a prompt, post it on your blog.

Note** I think I was supposed to pick one prompt-oops**

The Prompts:

1.) Write a limerick.

I once tried to write a rhyming limerick
But thinking of it made me terribly sick
So I had some Pepto
Turned into a klepto
And plagiarized one from an author named Rick

2.) Normal is...

my last name. My first name is Abby.

3.) Describe a memorable camping experience.

High School. There was no parental supervision. Nuff said.

4.) What's the best thing that has happened this week?

I received words of encouragement, help when I needed it and heard from some old friends.

5.) Did you have a childhood hideout? Where? Describe it.

We built forts. In trees. In the woods. In the dirt.
Made of wood, boxes, sheets anything we could find.
My friends, siblings, cousins, we were creative.

6.) Words that hurt me.

Corned Beef Hash,Guacamole,Seven & Seven
(typing these gives me the chills)

Just hit me instead, oh wait a minute you just did figuratively.

"They'd want you to be happy"
Only because of the fact, that due to circumstances beyond my control, this has been said to me. Quite frankly I get tired of hearing it.
I mean DUH.
I think the people that I am missing would understand if I am not chipper all of the time.

That's it for me! Can't wait to see what everyone else wrote!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Awhile back I received this award from an awesome


I felt quite honored and humbled for they have been times in my personal, professional and political life that I have been lost, unsure or
sometime riding around on on my self -righteous martyr high horse.
It's not easy to let go of your blanket of insecurity,
Yet when you do it is amazing the wonderful things and friends that come into your life.

I am so grateful for my Boho Mama.

Now I have a choice to pass it on to 10 .
Well I could choose more than 10 and of those, many have been chosen already.
So because I believe in the magic and power of 3
I would like to pass this award onto the following:


Now SNAP already may have received this, but she is my buddy. She always lifts me up.

2. Christine

She is my friend from my other bloggy world. We are going through a difficult journey together.
She is always a ray of light to others including me.


That's right! We gotta a whole lotta special going on every week.
Encouragement,Inspiration & Friendship
I am so thankful to be a part of it.