25 things about me. This is totally a copy/paste from my Facebook profile. Cause I’m a lazy poster like that.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes, my middle name is after my grandfather who died two months before I was born.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Ummm…I’m sure it’s been pretty recently.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? For the most part.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? I’ll go with ham.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Does my dog count? Cause I treat her like a human. Except for the whole making her go to the bathroom outside thing.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I think so. Apparently I’m good for a laugh or two.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? Does my dog poop outside?

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Probably. Not high on my list of things to do. But, I’ve done stupider things, so why not.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Right now I’m on a Honey Bunches of Oats kick.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Cherry Garcia.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Ummm…not sure. I tend to focus on bizarre things.

16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? That I am so very, very imperfect. (Totally stolen from Beth.)

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? I miss a lot of people. Considering I just moved and all.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST? If they want to.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Blue and White pajama bottoms. Barefoot.

20. FAVORITE SOUNDS: Kids laughing, my fan when I’m about to fall asleep.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Just me typing.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Green.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Rain, leather, bunker gear after a fire.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Angie

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Yes.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Hockey

27. HAIR COLOR: HA! Depends.

28. EYE COLOR? Hazel

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Sometimes.

30. FAVORITE FOOD? Mozzarella & tomato salad.

a1. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? I HATE, HATE, HATE scary movies. Anyone who has tried to watch one with me pretty much knows that.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? No Reservations. Don’t judge me!

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Blue

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? I don’t like to be hot. So if it’s a nice summer climate, I’m good with summer. Otherwise, I like winter.

35. HUGS OR KISSES? At this point? Either

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Dunno.

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Dunno.

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Concepts of Buddhism

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Mike Piazza. (Carrie bought it for me for my birthday one year. Oh, how I loved him.)

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? I didn’t. I poured margaritas down my throat.

42. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? I’d have to go with the Beatles.

43. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Kind of a trick question. I’m an Army Brat, so I’ve had a lot of homes.

44. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Making an ass out of myself.

45. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Ft. Riley, Kansas

46. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? Anyone who chooses to answer.

47. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER? *snort*

God doesn’t give you the people you want, He gives you the people you NEED-to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to make you into the person you were meant to be.

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Merry Christmas everyone! (And Happy Hanukkah to Britni and Kath.) Christmas is kind of a weird holiday for me. I  haven’t spent it with my parents consistently for years. Usually, they go on vacation over Thanksgiving or Christmas and I’m not invited. So, I have over the past 9 years spent the holidays with Fireman Matt and Irishfyr’s family or at the fire station. Obviously that isn’t happening this year as I am not in Virginia.

My dearest friend HDW has invited me to spend the holidays with her fambly as this is my first year in Colorado and she has taken pity on me. (And seriously, she takes a lot of pity on me. I was there for Thanksgiving too!) So, the presents are wrapped and Bella is wearing her jingle bell collar (the Santa suit was for last night) and we will head over there shortly. HDH is making a fabulous dinner and Christmas is always better when there is a child involved. So, I look forward to having good food, watching Bug open presents, dare I say drinking wine, and sharing friendship with my adopted family. (They don’t know about the adoption  yet…I’m waiting to spring that on them.)

On a totally unrelated note, I’m watching some idiot step out on the ponds that are in the courtyard behind my house despite the “Keep of Ice” signs. He hasn’t fallen through yet, but he has busted his ass twice.

And with that, I leave you to head over for some holiday cheer!

It began snowing last night and quite a bit came down. So, being the good dog mommy that I am, I took a shovel out and cleared a little area for Bella to potty in. She immediately came out, went through the spot I cleared into the stuff that came up to her belly and peed in the deeper snow.

Little shit.

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I’m going to start writing from my heart. I can’t promise regular updates or that anything I write will be coherent or pretty. If you think you want to read any of the posts that will be protected, you can email me for the password. Renewedrockies@gmail.com

Of course, I don’t pretend to think that anyone actually still checks this blog as I write so infrequently, that I wouldn’t check it either…so there’s that.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am thankful for many things this year, but my friends are at the top of my list. image

While watching the VP Debate, I began text messaging HDW. As is the case with most of our conversations, we take things too far. I began texting when Sarah Palin dared to utter the words “women’s rights.”

Me: NO SHE DIDN’T!
HDW: I’m a few minutes behind. What happened?
Me: Oh God! U will screech! At least I did.
HDW: What? Did I miss it?
Me: Prob not. Just a mention while discussing dictators.
HDW: Women’s rights? She is on crack.
Me: Amen.
HDW: Every time she winks I want to stab her in the eye.
Me: I hope her uterus hemorrhages til her eyes fall out of her vagina.
HDW: Get off the fence Renewed!
Me: I’m such a lameass.
HDW: No, but that tool who neighbors Russia is.
Me: Do you think we could get her committed since she’s obviously delusional?
HDW: But darn it, she’s a hockey mom dontcha know.
Me: And just average. You know with her millions.
HDW: She makes me sick honestly.
Me: Come on grizzly bear attack!
HDW: I hope she gets rammed by a moose.
Me: Drowned by an oil slick.
HDW: Frozen in a glacier.
Me: Hunted from a helicopter
HDW: Raped by an eskimo? So she can pay for her own kit of course.
Me: You win!

We should totally be political commentators.

Did someone find #Palin 's VP debate notes? on TwitPic

I read the blog “Women Against Sarah Palin.” Obviously, since I link to it. Today I was reading and noticed that there was a poll up. It’s a PBS poll that asks the question, “Do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as Vice President of the United States?”

I voted and looked at the results. 51% of voters think she is! I am in awe. These are the same people who said that Obama has no experience and yet she has less experience. Baffling.

Vote in the poll and make sure you vote in November!