Thursday, August 16, 2007

8 Random Facts about Me!

I have been tagged fair and square! I guess I'll play this game. Here are the rules according to Michelle (my tagger:)

1. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
2. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their eight random facts.
3. Players should tag eight other people and notify them they have been tagged.

Here are Stephanie's (Or Stella's if you prefer) 8 random facts:

1. My parents were both only children, so my brother and I were the only grandkids on both sides. We have no 1st cousins. (Can you say SPOILED???)

2. When I was 10 years old I had a poodle that I trained to perform circus-type tricks, like jump through hoops, climb ladders and roll on top of beach balls. (Too bad I couldn't train my kids nearly as well!)

3. I reached my adult height of 6'2" when I was in the 8th grade.

4. I loved to square dance when I was a teenager, and was the vice president of our square dance club. (I know, I was a square!)

5. I was in a bad car accident when I was 19 years old, and I am still afraid to make a left turn without a traffic light.

6. I was a professional singer for 7 years in my early adult years, and performed in coffee houses and clubs around Detroit.

7. I never had the chickenpox until I was 31 years old. My oldest son caught them at school and gave them to me.

8. I played the bass drum on the drumline in my HS marching band. 34 years later my daughter plays the bass drum on her HS drumline!

I will sleep on whom to tag next, but I wanted to get this much done. Thanks for the trip down memory lane Shel! :)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

End of the summer has arrived


Where did it all go?

Just a few seconds ago I had 10 glorious weeks of vacation to look forward to. Suddenly, the kids return to school on Wednesday and I have to report to work on Thursday.

I swear, I'm gonna quit. I promise, by this time next year I will be a multi-millionaire because of all the shrewd investments I am going to make with all of my non-existant funds.

Yeah, right!!!

Oh well, I am soaking up the remaining days in my flower gardens. Arthur and I have taken the kids to a few more places such as Six Flags over Texas.

Oh... that's right, I need to talk about the trip to Six Flags.

Even though we went with the kids' youth group from our church, for the first 4 hours we were there I actually thought I had landed in HELL!

It was frighteningly hot there. There were very few drinking fountains, and the drink prices were outrageous. It was a Saturday, so we were crushed by throngs of people, and the chatter was loud and incomprehesible. The smell was a combination of spoiled trash can and sweaty humanity. The wait at some of the rides was an hour and a half!!! And I wasn't even sure I really wanted to ride any of them. Yep, just like I imagine HELL!!

But somewhere around 6PM the crowds began to thin a bit, and the weather cooled down. I ended up having a nice time after all, so I guess the early part of the day was merely purgatory!

The kids talked me onto that giant Titan roller coaster. I used to love roller coasters, the bigger the better. But either I am getting too old, or the coasters are getting too big. I won't ride it again. However, I found the Mr. Freeze coaster exhilarating!

Since I was such a good sport, the kids went on the carouselle with me. Thanks kids! :)