Thursday, July 31, 2008

TORNADOES ARE COMING Tornadoes are coming!!!

Bad, bad weather headed this way this morning!!
I think I'll get under my desk... or maybe we should ask
for Chuck Norris' help?? Shall we??

Nice hair Jennifer!!

CLICK HERE to play a home video of a tornado in Willmar, MN July 11, 2008. It's pretty cool!

- Jennifer

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Who Stole the Tarts?

I was looking for "Alice in Wonderland" photo's for my jewelry
making and I came across this one. Is it just me or isn't Alice
SCAREY in this picture? I thought Alice in Wonderland was a
NICE, FUN classic bedtime story. Now I have to wonder.....


Monday, July 28, 2008

IRA Sprint Cars

We watched the IRA-Sprint cars race this weekend. Fun stuff!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Who's Who

These fine, upstanding people have very diverse jobs. Can you figure out who does what? It's your job to match the career to the correct person. We have an aircraft mechanic, a wine and whiskey salesman, assistant director of a day care, a cop and a welder........WHO'S WHO?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Phriday Photo Phiesta!!!

Did someone say "Fiesta"????? Love em! Gotta have em!

Candid Carrie is hosting another one of her Phriday Photo Phiesta's so we (I) decided to join in.

When in Rome....... Larry and I at the "Trailer Park" Restaurant-Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - May 2008

Those drinks on the table are called "Michelada's. A MUST for us beer drinkers.

Wipe the rim of a chilled glass with lime and salt the rim.
Squeeze fresh lime juice into the glass. (Come on, squeeze some real limes not the crap in a bottle) I use one lime to a glass
Fill'er up with your beer of choice
Stir and top off with ice

They ROCK! Great beverage. Give it a try!

Hasta Luego!!!
- Jennifer

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Turn My Back...........

for 10 minutes and the WHOLE place changed!!!! Amazing what a little HSL (HTML as a second language) will do for a person. Good job Jen!

Well, we survived Sistah Dolly. Today was actually worse than yesterday. It just rained all day, some of it pretty darn heavy, but heaven knows we needed that. The deer aren't exhaling dust anymore (just geraniums).

Got the hubby home from the hospital today. Yesterday was really a good day for him (except for the foley catheter part). Today was miserable for him. He said he hurt all over and he couldn't pee. Apparently when they put him under for the surgery, they put his bladder under also and it didn't wake up until around noon rude. Then when he was able to pee, it hurt like hell from being cathed. Poor baby. Anyway, he's home and in his recliner and very uncomfortable. We're both exhausted..................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Thanks Chris CHRIS THE WEATHER MOOSE GOD for sending me the Html code to do this. Afraid, afraid, be very afraid!!!
- Jennifer


The boy's are back in town!!!
(Reference: March 5, 2008 Blog)

I'm glad to see your safe Sandi!!

- Jennifer

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sistah Dolly

Sistah Dolly is now lumbering off to West Texas. She got up to a Cat 2 storm with winds of 100 mph. Now we all know that hurricane's are not to be taken lightly, no matter what category they are. Then for the love of God, will someone please explain to me why there is always a news reporter standing in the middle of the street broadcasting the weather conditions in 100 mph winds and a driving rain that's blowing sideways? This morning our local ABC station sent the tallest, skinniest reporter they had to Corpus Christi. So, right off, this guy is vertically challenged. I guess maybe they do this for their amusement back at the station. They put the guy in a yellow slicker, dump him in the middle of a hurricane, in the middle of the street in 100 mph winds and rain blowing sideways and you suddently have a yellow slicker doing the bunny hop trying to stay in one place. One time he got hit by a gust of wind and I thought for sure it was all over.

Anyhoooo..............we needed rain and by golly............we got some rain. Here's some pictures I took from the hospital throughout the day.

This was taken from the penthouse suite at the hospital in Katy, Texas, just west of Houston. I apologize for the blinds, but they were installed in between 2 panes of glass. All I could do was open then and close them. You can see some of the *rain bands*

Ya'll have a good day!

I'm on my way!!!!

South Padre Island, Texas


I'm coming to save you from the Hurricane Sandi!!!

Hang in there!!!!!

What The..............?

Houston........we have cloudage (is that a word?). The outer edge of Sista Dolly is beginning to enter the Houston area. It's a little breezy here also. So today will likely be a rainy, windy kinda day. I'm hoping to get some pictures of "rain bands" and I'll post them later if I can get them. A hurricane warning extends from Corpus Christi south to Brownsville and tropical storm warnings are in effect for Corpus Christi, north, up to Dallas (this includes MEEEEEEEEE). there a relationship here? Jennifer is my ex-sister-in-law.....that's a relationship isn't it?

Jennifer (Minnesota) is getting tornadoes and I'm (Texas) getting hurricanes. Of course there's a relationship!!!! We have a *connection*. To me, a tornado is a skinny, compact hurricane and hurricane is a fatter version. I'm sure Weather Moose will tell you that a tornado and straight line winds are hard to differentiate.......debris may be the key there.

I know ALL about weather cause I had to take a weather course in my ground school class so I could learn to fly. That reminds me..........I need to launder my cape this's a little dusty.

Everyone go over to Weather Moose's blog and take his weather quiz. It ROCKS!!!!


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Now really?

Are stoplights REALLY necessary???

P.S. My thoughts are with you Sandi. Hope all goes well with surgery day!
Give B. a big hug and a kiss for me!

Love, Jennifer

Today is Surgery Day...................

So if you see this post, please say a prayer for my husband that this surgery goes well and he can finally get his back fixed and out of pain. Say a prayer for the doctor that God will guide his hands and that he and his wife weren't in a fight last night and he lost. And say one for me too, that I will be patient and not kill my guys out there know exactly what I'm talking about.


Monday, July 21, 2008

I wonder why storms are following me????

I think storms are following me. Let's recap shall we???
No wonder I'm deathly afraid of storms.

This past Saturday July 19, 2008 Big Lake, MN
I took this photo at 2:17pm when the 1st siren went off.
Touch down reported at 2:25pm 1 mile from Larry's place here
Thank GOD for Larry's basement!!

Cat 2 Tornado - Rogers MN 9-17-06. Tornado started on top
of my house and moved through the neighborhood.

Cat 2 - Hurricane Marty, Mulege Mexico BCS 9-22-03
This hurricane hit town when I lived in Mexico
Couldn't get into town for 3 days

Locals having to wash their clothes in the river.

And this my friend started it all for me!!! The mother load of all Hurricanes
Cat 5 - Hurricane Andrew 8-24-92
Started at Homestead, Florida

Keep it together, keep it together, keep it together!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

We Won an Award, We Won an Award!!!!!

Sandi and I just found out we won a blog award today!! As we stand here before you, blotting the the tears of mascara from our face are SO HAPPY about our award. We would like to thank Chris over at

Sandi would like to take this opportunity to thank her agent in Hollywood *gasp* for making this all possible and most of all to Jennifer, my ex-sister-in-law, whom I love very dearly for making me who I am today....THANKS JENN.

I would like to thank the academy and hope for world peace! This is a proud day!!!!

As winners of this prestigious award, we must in turn award it to others. Boy, you sure don't get to hold these trophy's too long do ya? Thought we could put it up on our mantle, alternating every year between Sandi's house and my house. Anyway, here it goes

#1. We are suppose to post the award on our blog. DONE
#2. Add a link to the person who gave it to us. DONE
#3. Nominate fellow bloggers. In progress.....check back
#4. Let them know they won. Ummmmm will have to accomplish as #3 gets completed.

Jennifer hands Sandi the envelope and says "OUR NOMINEES ARE??"

Ree aka The Pioneer Woman Goddess of all blogs
TC "I pee in the wind" at

Thanks again Chris!!!
Sandi and Jennifer

Relax'n Larry

Larry kickin it back after our lunch at the Chicagoland Speedway.
Waiting for the Nascar race to begin!!

Peace, back at ya Larry!!!


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Landing Gone Bad


Signing off now, Jennifer

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Three Things to Ponder!

1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.

They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq . Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, . . . and we're not using it anymore.

T H E 1 0 C O M M A N D M E N T S
The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this: You cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal,' 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.