Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Don't really have much else on this year. Just getting taller!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I love how happy Susi (Doring) Preston is in this picture. Look at her. This picture sums up her personality to a T. So Cute! She is the one in the upper right hand corner in the air incase you can't tell.
Monday, January 25, 2010
1990 was also the year that we went on a family vacation to Texas. It was the old school family vacation where we drove. I remember us stoping in Waxahachie b/c it was such an odd name for a town. We then went on to San Antontio. That was so cool to see the River Walk and eat Blue Chips on a patio. The best part about being in SA was going to see the Alamo. This was around the time Pee Wee's Big Adventure was the rage. So we thought it was so neat to be there and of course we really wanted to ask where the basement was. But, being good children...we didn't. After we left San Antontio, my parents had a huge surprise for us. We went on to Rock Port Beach! Even though it was only the Gulf of Mexico, it was our first time to be at beach and not a pool or lake. I remeber us driving to our hotel and I'm not paying any attention. Just unloading the car. My dad asked Jill and me to come out on the deck. We walk out and he asks us, "hey...what is that?" and points to the beach about 2 blocks away. I can still see it. I couldn't believe it! I was at the ocean! We had so much fun playing in the water, building sand castles, and this was also when I got stung by a jelly fish. Those. Hurt. Here are some great beach shots. I love my Mom and Dad's look in these. Classic.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
That's about all I really remember about 1988. If you want to get technical about it, the beginning of 1988 was the end of 2nd grade which I talked about in 1987. The spring of every year we had field day at school. It was the day out of the year that you didn't have clase but you walked to the high school football field and had track & field races. So in 1988 in Mrs. Sparks class we were the Sparks Spartans. OMG. I just remembered this. Brian Coody was in our class and his Dad owned the shop that did all the screen prints. And the Bixby Jackets!! Does anyone else remember this????? Oh' I had the Cheerleader Bixby Jacket, but that is until next year. ;) So, anyway our shirts we got made at the place that does that. I wish I could remember the name. It was something catchy, like Spartan Shop? Please, if you remember let me know. Here is the picture though from our field day and my shirt. (and my cool Coca Cola shorts)
Friday, January 22, 2010
I remember eating at Simple Simons Pizza our first night moved into our house and then going to Super H and getting a blow pop as a treat. We NEVER ate out and to have candy!!! That was a special night. I really like having the memory seperation of anything I remember in Tulsa was before 1987. It makes it so much easier. Thank you 1987, I liked you.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I get to work and I already have 3 Voicemails. Normally I don't have VM like that unless it is after 9am or Monday morning from the weekend. Before I can even call one of the VM back I get an email from the person. I am literally plugging in my Blackberry to my laptop when my phone rings. I answer it. It is the same person!! Sigh, one of those days. I let them know I just got there and I'm trying to log into my system. They waited, I answered them. Everyone is happy. But it sets the tone for the day. Next thing I know it's almost 11am and all I have had is a cup of coffee. Get for my diet, but bad for my mental stress. I feel weak. I try to wrap things up to a stopping point so I can go grab a little lender and water. Haahahahaha, nope. Things keep coming in. I give up and my co-worker Deb and I laugh, and joke with each other by saying, "Whhhhhhhhhhhhhat!?" when we need to ask questions regarding info. She makes me laugh. Shout Out Deb! She stopped by to see how I was doing after she had lunch and scared me. Literally. I was so focused on whateer I was doing (don't remember) that she touched my shoulder and I jumped.
It is almost 1pm. I have a meeting at 1pm and I'm starving. Blue Mesa catered lunch for another meeting and it was release so I grabbed some salad. My meeting at 1pm called to say they would be running late...a little bit of relief as I sat back in my chair. Oh' not for long! The rest of my afternoon went the same way.
By 5pm I was starting on a file that I realized I needed help with a VLookup. Everyone is gone, it is close to 5:30pm. I take a chance and call my boyfriend, on the 6th floor. He is still there. yes! I explain to him what I'm doing and he mentions he just packed up and is leaving...he will come upstairs to take a look. Preston stayed up there for at least 2o mins listening to what I was trying to get and him explaining how to get there. Once I understood what I needed to do he left and I continued finishing my work. We have these things at work called Above & Beyond that you can give to someone if you feel like they went Above & Beyond to help you with your work. However, I don't feel like one coming from me to my boyfriend of almost a year would get approved. So that was a bummer, b/c he really did help me!! I would have had to wait until tomorrow to finished unlike I did tonight and sent the data to our broker. :(
I then leave work and can't wait to take a shower. When I am closing the shampoo cap it sprays back into my face. Right. Into. My. Eyes. I yell out loud. I have never done this!! That really hurts. Hands full of shampoo and soap in the eyes. I don't know where the rest of this night is going, but it is going up! But as of now....
This is my Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day.
Woooo! Pretty sure I was just moving my wrist back and worth, not really "twirling" it. Nice Outfit.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Here I am! 1981. This is the only picture I have to download for 1981. I got my first stiches this year. ON MY FACE. I didn't realize it until today, but I have never seen any pictures of myself after this accident. I have no idea what a 1 year old looks like with stiches. And the fact that probably the majority of people never knew this....is good as I don't have a visable scar. Whew. I'll get to that downfall in a bit. Let's see, what was I into this year?
I LOVED my sister's room. I loved to play peek-a-boo and patty cake. Again, still some of my favorite games. Who doesn't love a good old fashion game of peek-a-boo? I really enjoyed going swimming. Not sure if this means I was "swimming" or if I just liked to be put in the plastic tub in the backyard. Just say's I like swimming. I was a talker too! I called my sister Gill instead of Jill and when the doctor told me to stay in the examining room I looked up at him and asked, "why?". Now comes the evil toy box story:
Jill had this wooden toybox in her room that was pretty cool. We still have it at my parents house. It is big, solid and can be used as a bench. The lid open's up but does not stay on it's own. So one day, Jill is looking in there for a toy (she is 3) and I am in her room, naturally. As she is looking, I make my way over there and pull up to view inside the box to see what she is doing. Jill finds the toy, grabs it, and let's go of the heavy, solid, wooden lid. Right.On.My. Head. It hits me right on my eyebrow and splits it open. Yuck, I don't even like typing about it. I had to get 2 stiches across my eyebrow. It is right on the brow line so you can't see it unless you look realllllllly hard. Oh' I'm getting grossed out typing this. I have to stop and rub my eyebrows. Every time I go to get my eyebrows threaded the random Indian lady always stops and says, "that hurt? you have scar." YES IT HURTS LADY, HURRY UP! Oh' it grosses me out. On to something else, fast.
My first birthday was at home with my family and neighborhood children. Typical cake, ice cream, etc. I got this wooden puzzle that is in the shape of my name, still have that. For Christmas that year I got my Strawberry Shortcake tricycle. I really remember that, kept it for many years.
Well, that year wasn't very exciting except for my 1st accident. There are many more accident's in the next couple of years that mysteriously involve my sister.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
My lovely friend Lauren will turn 30 a nice 2 days before me this February. Yesterday, the 12th, she started her blog of 30 Years in 30 Days. I just thougth it was BRILLIANT! For the next 30 days each day will be a new year. Starting with 1980 of course and going up to 2010. I just loved the idea and thought it was so creative so I stole it.
I too will do 30 Years in 30 Days. Starting January 14th, tomorrow. Some years maybe looooong memories of a blog, others will just be stories of what I know because of my Mother. Either way, a little flash of what I've been up to for the past 30 years and how I got to be not only who I am, but why.
I'm so EXCITED!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Actually....does anyone else read this besides my friend Kristin? I didn't think so. I will restate my question:
Kristin, do you ever watch Chopped on Food Network? If not...you should. Preston and I watch it all the time and have become fans of this little show. We realized today how much fun we actually enjoyed this show when we were at Humperdinks having some drinks and watching football when we took turns coming up with ingredients. Ex: You have 30 mins to make a dessert. You ingredients that you HAVE to use are....
Granny Smith Apples
Anyway, we got really tickled over this as we noticed Arugala (sp?), Riccota, and Butternut Squash were ingredients that made us laugh.
So....this will mean nothing to you unless you watch Chopped, and that is what you now need to go do. It's on Tuesday night. Chef Durbin....You have be Chopped.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
1. lose 20lbs (ok, you can stop laughing)
2. run the 15k Tulsa Run in October
3. paint my kitchen and 2 bedrooms
4. read more books
5. paint a picture, and frame it
6. drink less (stop laughing again)
7. cut debt by at least 50% - this is a must
8. visit family more
9. lose 20 lbs
10. lose 20 lbs
Ok - so that's it! let's see what happens shall we......