Sunday, November 30, 2008

Look at this!

Forecast Update
WHNT TV Weather
Huntsville, Alabama
4:48pm, Sunday, 30 Nov. 2008
WHNT Meteorologist
Dan Satterfield

Forecast for Monday, 12/1:

Light Snow Showers
High: 39
Low: 34
Our first winter precip comes early this season!
Tonight we'll have a very light mix of rain & snow. Surface temperatures are too warm for it to stick. The winds pick up tonight as well: Westerly at 10-15 and gusts as much as 25mph. Low: 34.
On Monday: Bundle up. It's going to be cold and windy with a few light snow showers. The highest temperature will be 39 degrees with westerly winds up to 15 mph and possible gusts as much as 30mph. It is possible to see a dusting on grassy ridge tops.
Monday night: Cloudy & Cold 28.

Let's see if it really happens! If it does, I'll post some pictures.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!!!

Thanksgiving preparations are in full swing here at AZn8tive house!

Thanksgiving has to be my favorite holiday. It's because it meant that my entire family gathered at my grandmother's house to enjoy some wonderful cooking and conversation. This will be my first Thanksgiving without my grandmother. While it makes me sad, I know that she's smiling and enjoying all the preparations with us. I wish that my parents and brother & sister-in-law could be here with us in person, but they'll be here in spirit. Love you!!!

I hope that this Thanksgiving finds you spending it with the ones that mean the most to you.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


There are days I wish that my almost-16 year old daughter was a toddler. At least then she didn't argue, cop an attitude all the time, I could put her down for a nap when she really needed it or just hold her until she calmed down. Alas, I must learn to deal with the wild mood swings and I'm not doing a very good job at it right now. I don't remember having such mood swings, although, I'm sure that I had my fair share of them.

But, my goodness! I get whiplash just talking to her sometimes.

I know that I've only got her at home for a few more years, so I will do my best to handle the swings. Hopefully, I'll get better at it.

But right now...

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.

Decorating for Christmas!

It's time to start the decorating!

And I thought I'd start here.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thinking Meme

Blatantly stolen from WmsWm.

If your doctor told you TODAY that you were pregnant, what would you say?
Interesting question - With both pregnancies, I told my doctor not the other way around. However, my current response would be: You're kidding, right?! That's after being revived from my faint.

When was the last time you flew in a plane? July 2008

What did the last text message you sent say?
Thanks! When did he call

What features do you find most attractive in the preferred sex?
Sense of humor, kind heart, intellect

What is a goal you would like to accomplish in the near future?
I'm going to focus on finishing a window treatment this weekend.

What is your shoe size? 7.5

Have you ever been to Mexico? Yes...well, if Tijuana counts.

When is the last time you had a massage?
I've never had a professional massage, but Hubby is quite good in that department.

What was the last TV show you watched?
Fresno State 24 vs. San Jose State 10

What are your plans for the weekend?
Today: Going in search of a winter coat for myself; picking up a few things at the grocery; experimenting with cornbread dressing recipes and watching college football. Sunday: Laundry; watching NFL football and going to see Twilight with my girlfriends (daughter doesn't want to see it).

If your significant other asked you to marry them TODAY what would you say?

What is in the back seat of your car right now?
Umbrella and an old beach towel.

What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
It's not 8 yet, but I'll be surfing the net.

If you could marry any celebrity today who would it be?
Alive: George Clooney. Dead: Cary Grant

Have you ever been to a strip club? No

What is the best ice cream flavor?
My homemade vanilla ice cream; the kind you cook first, then freeze.

What is the last sporting event you watched?
Fresno State 24 vs. San Jose State 10

Who is the last person you sent a comment/message to on myspace/facebook?
Don't do myspace/facebook.

Have you ever been camping? Yes and will never go again!

What did the last text message you received say? call me

Where is your mom right now? Thatcher, Arizona

What color is your watch?
Silver & gold with a black face - my 40th birthday gift.

Who did you last talk to on the phone? Hubby

Are you allergic to anything? Betadine & all sulfa drugs

Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
A pair of black ballet flats I bought at Kohls.

What is one thing you have learned about life recently?
To be mindful of others actions. We have another drama brewing at work. Ugh!

Do you own an iPod? An mp3, but it's not an IPOD.

Do any of your friends have children? Yes

What do you do at work?
What don't I do! My official job is running the computer lab at school, but I also tutor, answer phones, distribute mail,etc.

Who was your last kiss?
Hubby, before bed last night. He's still asleep as I write.

How did you get one of your scars?
Hahahaha! How can I pick just one? I'm such a klutz. Do stretch marks count? 'Cuz I acquired those from both pregnancies.

What is your mom’s name? Nancy

Are you ticklish? Yes

Have you ever cried for no reason?
Ummm...yes, I'm a hormonal female.

Have you ever broken a bone?
My right ankle, just above the growth point.

Do you have any piercings? Yes, both ears. Twice.

Have you ever changed clothes while driving?
Don't remember if I have ever done that.

Have you ever cleaned up someone else’s vomit?
When you become a parent, it's part of the job description.

What was the last thing you ordered at McDonald’s?
Diet Coke & fries in Adairsville, GA in September.

Can you do the Crank Dat dance? Huh? What's that?

What is your favorite color to wear?
Black; brown; pink; and of course, blue jeans.

What is the longest plane ride you have ever been on?
Huntsville to Phoenix via Atlanta, 6 hours.

What is the longest road trip you have ever taken?
Huntsville to Thatcher, AZ (door-to-door): 3,094 miles. I think we turned the kids off on road trips with that one.

What are your turn-offs?
Blatant disregard for others and their feelings; dishonesty.

What was your first alcoholic beverage?
B&J wine cooler - I was a wimp.

What was your last alcoholic beverage? Rum & Diet Coke

What are you craving right now? Coffee

Thursday, November 20, 2008


WooHoo!!! I've been tagged by one of my favorite bloggers, FarmChick! I'm honored. :) Anyway, I'm supposed to select 7 random/weird things about myself. which ones to pick.

1. I used to clean my house top to bottom every Tuesday. I'm not sure why I picked Tuesday. Maybe because it's not Monday?! Since I went back to work, I do a little cleaning each day.

2. Cardinals are my favorite bird, followed closely by owls.

3. I haven't read the final installment in the Harry Potter series.

4. Tossed about the idea of naming our daughter, Calvin, to go along with our cockapoo, Hobbes.

5. I love hazelnuts!

6. I still have the bunny my mom bought me when I was 2. She's pretty ragged now!

7. I'm addicted to wrought iron and metal works. Hubby keeps threatening to reinforce the floor if I come home with anymore.

My instructions are to include the 4th picture from my 4th file. Enjoy!

It really does snow in Southern Arizona!

I hope that Saintseester and WmWms will play along, too.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Law Enforcement goes Pink!

Check this out: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arapaio makes all the prisoners wear pink undies.

I thought this was a great idea when it first hit the news several years ago. Sheriff Joe, also, has the prisoners sleep in tents and eat bologna sandwiches at lunch and dinner, or so the story goes.

Gotta love him!

This is so me...

funny pictures of cats with captions

Especially in the morning taking my kids to school. Lordy, but there are a bunch of crazy drivers here.

However, I need to be careful because I have an impressionable, new driver in the house. Sometimes, she's worse than me.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


those who serve and those who have served.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What was she thinking?

Michelle Obama is a very elegant woman and usually dresses the part. However, I do have to question her choice of dress on election evening. This dress is so unattractive.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!

Make your voice heard.

Cast your vote today!

If you choose not to, please keep your opinions to yourself. The rest of us don't want to hear it!

Monday, November 3, 2008


This past Saturday, my daughter, C, was invited to the Alabama-Arkansas State game by her boyfriend, M, and his parents. Much to my amazement...she wanted to go, but not because it was a football game. ;) See - the girl is not a football fan. What's that you say?! Not a football fan? Nope...she's not. I find it hard to believe, as Hubby and I love football. But I digress...

She was able to spend the entire day with her boyfriend. He and his parents came to get her at 7:30am and returned her to us, safe and sound, at 11:00pm. C had a BLAST! She got to experience football at it's best - an undefeated team's homecoming game where they shut out their opponent 35-0. She said the half-time show was fantastic. The food was great, too - she had a blackened chicken sandwich and dippin' dots. She and M slept on the return trip and then had pizza at his house before he brought her home.

What has amazed me the most is that I didn't even think twice about her going to the game without me or her dad. I've met her boyfriend's parents and Hubby worked with M's mom - they're very nice. I suppose it I hadn't met them she wouldn't have gone.

Sigh...she's growing up way too fast. I'm thrilled to see her so happy. Her boyfriend is a very sweet, well-mannered young man.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fabulous Fours Meme

It's been a very busy week in AzN8tive's house and I don't feel like writing. So, I stole this meme from TenseTeacher.

Four family members:
Hubby, my kids,my parents, my brother

Four places that I go to over and over:
home, school/work, Target and Costco

Four people who e-mail me (regularly):
My mom, Hubby, Saintseester, close friend/coworker

Four of my favorite places to eat:
Po'boy Factory, local mexican restaurant - Rosies, McAlister's Deli, and a local chinese restaurant

Four places I would rather be right now:
Italy, visiting my parents in Arizona, Beach, Tennessee

Four TV shows I watch over and over:
Law & Order, Nero Wolfe (on DVD), Good Eats, Desperate Landscapes

Four things in the room I’m in:
peace lily plants, computer, kitchen table & chairs, paper shredder

Four concerts I’ve been to:
Sister Hazel, Gin Blossoms, Billy Joel, Journey

Four things on my calendar:
Election Day, friend's son's birthday, Thanksgiving, dentist appointment

Four fears:
snakes, losing my family/children, what the future holds for my children, extreme heights

Four things in your purse or wallet:
eyeglass case, wallet, hand lotion, nail file

Four chores you hate doing:
dusting, mopping, cleaning windows, vacuuming the stairs

Four favorite animals:
dogs, cardinals, owls, cats

Four speed dials on your cell phone:
Hubby, daughter, son, and Mom

Four places you have called home:
Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota and North Alabama

Four favorite pieces of jewelry
engagement ring, anniversary ring, diamond pendant and diamond solitaire earrings

Four websites you visit:
my blog, Saintseester's blog, Plurk,

Four people who have been in your car:
Hubby, daughter, son, Mom

Four things you are wearing:
running shoes, black yoga pants, long-sleeve t-shirt and glasses

Four things you are looking forward to:
Thanksgiving break, Thanksgiving, Christmas break, my daughter's 16th birthday

Four favorite types of candy:
Dove dark chocolate, hard peppermint candies (Starlights), Italian chocolates from Perano's, M&M's

Four sports teams you like:
Arizona State SunDevils, Tennessee Volunteers, Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings

Four things found in your fridge:
Milk, variety of cheese, Hubby's beer, olives

Four rituals you do daily:
shower, brush teeth, dry/style hair, have coffee

Four things currently within reach:
cell phone, scissors, tape dispenser, headphones

Four things you know how to cook:
pot roast, focaccia, pumpkin pie (just made two) and killer chocolate chip cookies

Four Halloween costumes you’ve worn:
witch, black cat, poodle skirt, Cinderella

Hope everyone has a great first week of November!