Monday, July 26, 2010

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Next... By: Stieg Larsson

This is the last book in the series. It too was awesome! You MUST read the book in order, otherwise they won't make sense. I highly suggest them......for adults only. I got mine at

The Girl Who Played With Fire....By: Stieg Larsson

This book was the second book in the series......Read it and LOVED it! I bought it at Buy it today!!!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by: Stieg Larsson

I just finished this book......and I have two words for you....LOVED IT! The beginning of it was rather slow but it's all information that you need in order to follow the book all the way to the end! I ordered mine from and got FREE shipping! :) I liked this novel so much I have already ordered the other two books by Steig Larsson: "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest."

Saturday, June 19, 2010


My parents met for the first time way back in 1969 in the great state of Texas. My father--JOE--was born and raised a Texan.

My mother--Linda--on the other hand, was from Michigan.....a Yankee! Despite one being from the North and one from the South, they fell in love. They told me they really liked each other and thought maybe something serious would become of it, but it took awhile before wedding bells could be heard. It took a long while in fact. While mom was in Michigan and dad was in Texas they wrote letters, letters, and more letters. They did this for seven years (now that's a lot of letters).

I found one of those letters once that my dad had sent my mom and just let me say that it was a true redneck love letter. The entire letter was about dogs and cows. Now if that isn't redneck romance I don't know what is. But for some unknown reason my mom must have been turned on by them because she later married him (she probably just got tired of reading about dogs and cows for seven years and decided she might as well live with them).

The marriage ceremony took place in a barn--I am not making this up. I guess mom wanted to make sure dad would feel more at home if he were among animals...... :)

Now the decision of where to live came up. It really wasn't a hard decision to make. Dad couldn't stand the cold and mom had no say so in the matter so they packed mom's stuff and headed for dad's hometown--population: 20. They only lived in "town" for a couple years though and then moved a mile further out (dad couldn't stand all the people in town). They lived in a trailor until a storm blew through and took the trailor with it. After the trailor they moved even further from "town" and had a real house built and to this day that is where they reside.

Now you must understand that moving to Texas was not easy for my mom. Yankees have it easy living up there where it's cold all year round. Believe me they would rather have the snow than what us Texans have down here. For example, us Texans are acquainted with a small but powerful creature called the "Stinging Scorpian." If you've never been stung by one then consider yourself very lucky. If however, you're strange and would like to know what it feels like to be stung by one of the little devils do the following: Take a match or lighter and stick the flame to a part of your body for approximately two minutes. That, my friends, is what it feels like when one of them decides to attack. Now just imagine putting on a pair of pants and getting them all buttoned and suddenly feeling a stinging sensation. I gurantee you there is no way to get those pants off fast enough, but believe me you will try.

Texas is also home to the feared rattlesnake. The rattlesnake, in my opinion, is the worst creature we have. They are Satan--God says so in the Bible. A rattlesnake bite will send you to the hospital, no questions asked. They are probably the most feared animal we have roaming around; however, once a year a "Rattlesnake Roundup" is held. Yes, they roundup rattlesnakes and throw them all into a big pit that is surrounded by glass. And if you ask me the glass is not quite tall enough either.

There is nothing more terrifying than meeting up with one. Especially if you are on foot. Trust me, I have experience in this area. However, if you have wheels or a powerful machine, meeting up with one is not all that scary. I once ran over one with our riding lawn mower. Another time I was using the weed wacker around our house when one popped its head up at me. It sure scared me but I gurantee you that the weed wacker wasn't exactly a welcomed sight to the snake either!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

BIG DOG--Day 4 & 5

Day 4: Came home and discovered that "Big Dog" really likes the carpet edge that sticks out from under our door. More carpet pieces everywhere! :( Hubby went balistic and threatened to kick "Big Dog" outside.........the girls and I managed to keep "Big Dog" alive and inside the house! :) We all know that he would never make it outside.....the coyotes would eat him for a snack! :( More little surprises were also found around the house......the girls are getting tired of being the pooper scoopers!

Day 5: Went to Lowes and bought a piece a carpet edging--to protect what is left of our carpet! Husband put it in tonight. Maybe it will work! We also bought some training pads to hopefully help with the little suprises that we continue to find throughout the house. The girls now fight over who has to clean up the "mess." Also bought some more carpet cleaner......for the wet surprises!

Monday, May 24, 2010

BIG DOG--Day 3

Big Dog slept through the night last night--thank goodness. The constant whining and barking have stopped. We went to work happy and well rested; however, when we got back home we found that Big Dog had chewed up the edges of the carpet leading into the master bedroom. The door was closed but the very edge that stuck out under the door---he found it and chewed away. It must have been tasty because he chewed it all the way down. Pieces of carpet were thrown everywhere. Plus he left some "lovely" suprises throughout the house. The kids DID NOT like cleaning them up but I made them anyway. That teaches responsibility right?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

BIG DOG--Day 2

Little "Big Dog" is the excitement around the house. The kids are loving him and I do believe they love him. Allison is happy to clean up after him......Laney, not so much! He kept us awake last night. I put him in the mud room hoping that we wouldn't hear his crying but we could still hear him loud and clear. Hubby got mad because it kept him up and he had to be up early for work. So.......Hubby isn't speaking to me, I'm exhausted, kids are exhausted, etc..... What an awful day!