Survival Seeds

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sorry, so sorry.....

I was going to do better at blogging but this nasty junk going around has kicked my behind! I went to the clinic here a little over a week ago and then went back this week too. I *got* to have chest x-rays both times and the verdict was bronchitis the first time and worse bronchitis the second time. Yay for me! I did a Z-Pack the first time and now am on an oral steroid and breathing treatments. I just wanna feel better. The reason I finally went to the doctor is B. He has been hospitalized now for a week and a half with strep pneumonia. He is undergoing a 7 day round of strong antibiotics and will hopefully be out by this weekend. At two and a half, this has been rough on his body and mom and dad. I am just glad that he is feeling better and not lethargic.

Little AJ is just growing. I have been going through withdrawal since I haven't gotten to see her but her mom has kept sending me pictures so I can keep up. She is almost 10 pounds now!!! They grow up so quick!

School is going good. I have been doing homework nonstop but I know there is an end goal.... I keep telling myself that at least! Well, I will try to do better about updating :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

"Her name is YaYa... I lub her"

I have a two and a half year old brother-in-law, B. He is a doll and I have always been a sucker for those eyes. I held him right after he was born and he has had me wrapped around his little finger. I got a text from him mom tonight that made me smile.

"B was telling me about his girlfriend and he loves her. I asked him
what his girlfriends name was... He said "yaya...I lub her.""

Is that not precious. Of course I sent one back that says that I "lub" him too. And the next text that came back was " of course he has been running a fever for two days so he could be delirious". Nice huh! But I love the fact that he loves me that much! Both of these kids are amazing and I do "LUB" them so much.

L couldn't say me name so I became known as YaYa and absolutely love it! Do you have any cute stories about little ones or funny nicknames that they call you? Tell me about it!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Questions that don't really have answers...

I thought that I might make your day and get ya'll to thinking. The are some questions that don't have a real answer to them. But your mind will get to workin'!

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in"... but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?
Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change?
They're going to see you naked anyway.
Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?
They're both dogs!

If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Hope you have a great Thursday!!!

Writer's Workshop - Emergency

Directions From Mama Kat's Blog
You can learn more about Writer’s Workshop here….it’s never to late to jump in!! Here is what you must do:

Choose a prompt that inspires you most.


Come back this Thursday and paste the URL to your actual post (do this by clicking the title of your post after you hit publish, an extended URL will come up in the address bar. That’s the URL you want to use) into the Mister Linky that will be up…this way anyone can click on your name and head over to your place to see what you wrote.
Feel free to write on more than one prompt if you so desire. I do it all the time, but it’s my game…and I don’t know how to shut-up…so it should be expected. And remember the more comment love you give, the more comment love you get so comment comment away.

The Prompts:
Which one will YOU choose??

1.) A song you can’t escape.(inspired by Stefanie from I’m not much into health food, I am into champagne)

2.) Explain a time there was an emergency. What “mode” did you go into? Freaking out, calm and collected, etc.(inspired by Jennifer from Momma Made It Look Easy)

3.) Write an open later to a cartoon character.

4.) Write a poem about a moment you would like to relive.(inspired by Mama B. from Peanut Butter in my Hair)

5.) List 10 things you never knew until you were mom. Mine?(inspired by Christy from Life With Triplets)

If you have a chance, try to stop by and say hi to the person who inspired the prompt you’ll be writing on this week.


On May 10, 2008 we were pumped to go to the Monster Trucks that were coming to our hometown and on that night we got around and started getting ready. When we got into the truck the neighbors cows were right up behind the house. And by right behind I am talking that all 100 head were pushing into the corner of the pasture and you could see the strain that was being put on the barbed wire. We took mental note, talked about how that meant that bad weather was normally coming and went on with our plans for the night. That bit of information was tucked into my mind for later use - little did I know.

We have quite a few friends who drive tuff trucks and one who drives a monster truck so we wanted to get there early and see everyone before the action got started. We get there and pull into the pit and park the truck and get out and like any true redneck, find the beer tent. We were over shooting the breeze with some of the people we know and look around in the sky and west was jet black and the other directions it was bright and shining. We mentioned it and never really thought about it. We live in Oklahoma where the weather changes every five minutes. Then all of a sudden the wind picked up and started blowing things over. The beer tent was grabbed by about 10 of us and it took all that we had to hold it down. The port-a-potties fell over one by one like domino's. Dirt and hats were flying everywhere and as suddenly as it had started, it stopped. This odd still comes over everything and then you start hearing the radios go off. To the west they were watching a tornado and we kept hearing them call out its every move. It missed up but it had moved on to Picher.

We had friend who lived near there and kept trying to call them but were unable to get through. I felt so helpless and although I finally got a hold of our friends I still felt like I should be able to do something else. I know simple first aid and CPR but realized quickly that this was going to take more than that. I was told that by staying put and not clogging up the road I would be doing more good, emergency personnel needed to get in immediately. I sat in the truck, listening to the radio coverage and wondering about everyone who was there. There were lots of prayers going up for those who were affected by this tragedy.

In all of the chaos there were so many different numbers going around about how many had lost their lives but the number ended up being significantly lower. But there were whole town and counties devastated by the damage that was done. Seven lost their lives that tragic day. New stations were flocking to cover the damage but News On 6 did a good job of covering the whole event. Click on the link to read more.

One year later we were all thinking of those who went through this and there was a local news crew who was covering the year anniversary. The wind picked up and the sky was green. I started worrying when the wind picked up and was blowing branches and other objects against the side of the house. Matt was heading into town and as it picked up he was going over an interstate bridge. It picked his truck up and floated him to the other side of the road. It blew over with no damage in our town but in a local town the tower for the TV station had been blown over. It was the news station that was covering the anniversary. They had gone off the air 8 minutes before and luckily there was no one inside the building. The tower crashed onto the new station and a house next door. Luckily no one was injured. The news station was off the air for a few months repairing the tower and the building. But just like every other situation, we bounced back and are going strong.
But one has to wonder what May 2010 might bring for us.... Lets hope that it is nothing like the previous two years...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February 3rd Blogroll Amnesty Day

February 3rd is Blogroll Amnesty Day. Basically you post 5 links to little known blogs that could use some bloggy-love. I found this through the grapevine and it seems easy enough to participate. So here we go, I encourage you all to do a simple post doing the same. Especially those with hundred's of reader - pass them around everyone!

Kerri over at I'm Just Sayin' is a new wife, new mom and just one heck of a gal! She is the one who I got this from so go over, look her blog over and leave her some love!

Simply Simonsons is one of my favs because she is a coupon clipper and a great mom. She has a sense of humor. You never know what will come out of her mouth and that is great!

Campbell Party of 3 is a family that I have known forever and she is a super strong woman. They have dealt with infertility, adoption and just life issues. Check her out, she loves giveaways and is a great read.

Bre is my southern girl at Life and Love of a Parrot Head. She is a miniature schnauzer lover (like myself), loves to cook (like myself) and will try just about anything one (like myself). She also has a food blog and won't disappoint on either one.

Tasha at Tasha Does Tulsa is a hoot to read and knows all the stuff that is going on. She is an Okie and knows what is going on around town.

Go and give these bloggers some love NOW. 'Cause I said so!
I am getting deep into school and it is stressing me. But I will persevere. I will make it through. I have been doing homework and watching the weather in Oklahoma. It is snowing one day, sunny the next, ice and freezing rain the next and then sun again for a couple of days. Tomorrow is one of the days that we are supposed to get rain and snow. It is making us one muddy mess. My car looks like it has been off-roading, when all I have been doing is driving down a dirt road!

I got my hubby's valentines day gift. I found 4 plastic (but BPA free) bottles that held 32 ounces for $19. So I got a set for myself too! They have straws and not screw-off lids so we will see which I like better.

Taxes are done and school helped us out quite a bit this year. I am still not understanding how they felt the "stimulus" that they gave us through not taking out as much federal tax is going to help us. We withheld extra, knowing what was coming and I am so glad that we did. Talking to the CPA yesterday we discussed the very upset people that found out they owed instead of getting money back like they normally do. I guess it stimulated their pocket for a little bit but now they are back in the same place they started out - having no money. But the government will gladly take the interest and penalties that they have caused the public....

Okay, I am off my soap box now! Hope that you have a great day and that all is well with your family!!!