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Phoenix, Arizona
Growing up my initials were OP, which was pretty cool in the 80's, right? Then I got married and my initials got updated to match our very texting obsessed era that we now live in (and shake our heads at)...OMG. For those who are texting illiterate, I'll spell it out..."Oh, My God!". I pity the girl whose initials are W.T.F. (I won't spell that one out. You can Google it or email me for an explaination on that one!)



I got a Twitter account.
(that's my name backwards)

Not sure how it all works quite yet but I figure that the more who know me and I know them, the more interesting it will be. So, here's me getting the word out. Let me know if you have some Twitter advice.


Over 40....

That's how many blogs I follow. Don't judge me.
It's not like I always read every single word of every single one.

Just sometimes.

I don't know if what I'm doing is overboard. I have no one to compare myself to, to find out where I stand in the scale of normacly in the blog world. And I'd almost rather not know. A person can be proud of owning and reading "too many books" but... reading too many magazines or too many blogs? Prob not.

Anyway, that's not the point I came to make.

What I wanted to say is that I have decided to make a point of commenting on YOUR blogs when I read them. I have read so many blogs that have really made me really think or have opened my eyes to the tragedies and triumphs going on in the lives of my "sister's" out there. They have no idea how I carry their words with me after I've intersected with their blog on this world wide web super-highway.

The joy and pain people are carrying around with them, wow. And I am given the opportunity to peek into their lives for a moment...this should not go unappreciated. So, I have decided to make a point of commenting more. I know how if feels to receive a word of praise or smile from a "sister" via a comment on my blog. It's part of the reason we do this, isn't it? I mean, let's be honest. If I wanted a medium where no one knew and no one but myself cared, I'd keep my private journal. Alas, I believe we love to connect, to share, to receive. I just want y'all out there to know I'm paying attention and appreciating the life you are sharing.

I love to post pictures but I can't think of one that goes with this entry. Racking my brain....
Since I mentioned sisters in this post...here's one of me and my sister that I think is pretty cute.


Tasty Coffee Cake!

I just made this and WOW! is it good! I won't go into how many eggs and how much sugar and oil is in it. Just know it is SUPER good! Here's the recipe from Allrecipes.com. I used one pack of vanilla pudding and one pack of pumpkin spice pudding (not sure if it's sold anymore. the pack said "limited edition"). I also added dark chocolate chips. Have you ever had the pumpkin and chocolate cookie from Starbucks? That's how I figured this would taste good together. I knocked my own socks off with this one!

Hope everyone is having a nice Monday. It's Spring Break for me so instead of going to classes, I get to stay home and...write 2 page paper and a take-home midterm to do instead. Hello!? What part of Spring BREAK do they not understand?

Well, the laundry is done, the dishes are done, I've caught up on all the blogs I read...time to hit the mall, er, books!

Here's an old pic of me that I like. I wish I looked like that right now.


Not me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to http://www.mycharmingkids.net">her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did NOT find out that my husband read my last blog entry only when he tried to use/twist /misquote what I wrote in order to prove he was right.

Him: This Spring weather has been really wierd.

Me: It's not Spring yet. Not officially. Those things have official dates.

Him: Well, I'm talking generally. Anyway, didn't you write that it was Spring in your last blog?

Me: Oh, you read it! I love that!

(I'm thinking to myself, 'He wouldn't call it Summer in October! You can't just redefine seasons!!!' *and on and on because that's how a woman's brain works, right sweetie!?)

Him: (smiling because he likes to make me happy)

Me: But if you notice, I wrote it was "almost spring".

I love you, Brian! Keep reading, quoting, correcting and enjoying my blog!

I did NOT make a chocolate muffin for my husband to eat in the mornings with his coffee. I do NOT spoil him like that. I would only feed him healthy stuff like oatmeal and bran.
That muffin batter did NOT turn out too liquidy so I made a cake out of it. And all of the chocolate chips did NOT sink to the bottom. I did NOT make this horrendous looking muffin-cake-gone-wrong.

I did NOT discover this:

I did NOT drink 4 of these in 2 days.

I did NOT go with my husband to get a DVR after begging for many days. I did NOT encourage him also to buy GARMIN (GPS system). I am NOT that spendy/impulsive/demanding when it comes to obtaining new technology. I am NOT excited like a kid at Christmas about these new toys!

I have NOT recently decided that since we don't have a dog or a baby, that my husband will be the substitute.

I do NOT sit around staring at him because he's "so cute!", rubbing his belly, kissing him and feeding him. NOT me!