Can you feel the love?

May 30, 2010

Things you should never say to a customer: "Dee, what's wrong with your face?"
Lol...I went to the buckin's (Starbucks...where I'm a regular) and that's what the manager said to me, in front of other customers! Because those "redonkulously" happy girls that work at the tanning salon NEVER give me enough time to get lotion on my whole body, I didn't get lotion on my face before the damn tanning bed kicked on.

Seriously, (I think I may have blogged about this before!) they never give me enough time. I always end up standing there, buck nekkid, with a hand full of lotion when the damn bed kicks on. I then start a mad dash to get the lotion rubbed in, where ever...I'm not gonna waste the lotion damn it. But I always end up missing some part of my I end up looking "streaky" when I come out of the bed. Lol...

As some of you may have noticed (or not), I've set up my links at the top of my page. I've asked once before but no one replied, so I'm gonna ask again. I've got a FAQ link up there with very few questions. I need questions y'all. Come on....ask away!

Some of you may not know, but I FINALLY got my feed (burner thingy) working again. I sent an email out to everyone who I had on my blog mailing list to let them know. Guess how many people of signed back up for it? Come on...guess! Five...yes five! I hope you're feeling the love...cause I'm not lol.

Going to enjoy a nice, quiet day at home with my honey tomorrow! It's supposed to be in the high 90's, low 100's tomorrow! I'm not stepping out of the ac lol.

  Remember those who fight  to keep us free today!

I tip my hat to you!

It's a sad reality but most people don't even know what Memorial Day is. What it's about. Especially younger kids.

 I'm the daughter of a Vet. My Dad served 6 years in the Marines and 19 years in the Army.

(Can you believe he worked for the Civil Service after he retired from the Army? Lol...I guess he liked working for the government!Haha)

I'm also the wife of a retired sailor. Hubby retired after 26 years (Senior Chief) in the Navy.

I'm very proud of those facts. My Dad went through hell when he was in Viet Nam. He still has nightmares to this day. Hearing a 70 year old man scream (chilling) in the middle of the night breaks my heart. My Dad has two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. His first injury that he got over there was some shrapnel in his upper (inner) arm from a grenade. He stayed on the front lines. He refused to go to get it taken care of, refused to leave his men. He still has that shrapnel in his arm. He never had it taken out.

Even if he wasn't my Father, he'd still be a hero in my eyes!

I know most of us here know the reason for the holiday, but ask your kids if they do. If they don't...explain it to them. Explain to them what all of those men and women that are in the service sacrifice every single day so that we can have our freedom.

For all of the current and former service members, thank you. Thank you for everything you do, every single day for all of us. Your sacrifice and your bravery for your country is greatly appreciated.

Hubby and I are both enjoying his "vacation" from work. Lol...not sure how much of a vacation it's been for him...he's been working outside everyday. (He can't stand to sit still) He cleaned the garage out. He did some work on all of those juniper trees that he bought a while back. He bought 12 of them, or so we thought. When he started "cleaning" them up and repotting them he realized that there were two in each pot (one pot had three trees in it), so we now have 25 of them for him to bonsai. He'll probably end up selling quite a few of them once he's got them all "shaped" up nice and gets them into some nice bonsai pots!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Author unknown

It's time for a break y'all....

May 26, 2010

Tomorrow is the last day for Hubby's class. The end of another group of students, and he'll start a new group...on the 7th of June. Yup...I have the man home with me for the next 10 days! Can't wait, I so can't wait. We need the time together. I've already asked for a trip to the beach one of the days he's off...he said OK, not sure how excited he is about it though lol. The beach isn't his "fav" place to go I guess.

So for those of you who were getting the mass emails when I posted a new entry should already know, but anywhatevs...I got my feed fixed. Yes can now "re subscribe" to my feed. You can even have it delivered to your email. Whew...I think that was the longest 30 days of my life lol.

I'm waiting for my dr's office to call me back. Last week I had to go pick up a Rx for Adderall (XR). I brought it to the pharmacy and had it filled. It wasn't until I got home with it that I realized it was for Adderall, not Adderall XR. There's a difference. The XR is extended release. It last longer. The regular one doesn't work well for me, about 2 in the afternoon and I'm ready to take a damn nap. It's like my elevator hits the bottom floor...HARD! So I called to see if she's going to write me a new XR...not sure if she will though.

 That's it for me. Boring I know. Hope y'all have a great day!

It Breaks My Heart...

May 25, 2010

If there's one thing that y'all know about me it's that I'm one proud Cajun. I'm extremely proud to say that I'm from Louisiana. I'll be the first person to tell you that if you've never been there it's definitely one place you need to visit before you kick the bucket. It's beautiful, it's charming, it's down home.

When I was married to Rusty's Dad we used to go to Grand Isle (LA) every summer, with his entire family. We'd stay for a week. They guys would go "bull fishing" (huge redfish) at night. Rusty and his cousin (and best friend) Brodie were so proud when they were finally able to go with them. They were probably 7 or 8.

We'd spend our days on the beach, building sand castles with the kids. We'd watch them play in the water. We'd enjoy the sun, the beach. I can't begin to tell you how much those summers meant to me. How much I love Grand Isle.

I mean, the beaches aren't as beautiful as Miami Beach or anything. It's not one of those "white sandy beaches" that most people think about when they think about taking a beach vacation. But it's what I've known all my life. It's beautiful. To me.

Every year for Mother's day Rusty and his Dad would take me camping in Grand Isle. We'd camp right on the beach. They wouldn't let me lift a finger, they cooked for me, they spoiled me rotten. It's some of the best memories I have from when Rusty was little. I'll never forget once when Rusty and his Dad and I walked on the beach and found over 20 sand dollars. Rusty was so excited about it that he kept running ahead of us to "find" them before us!

Rusty still goes to Grand Isle every year with his Dad's family. He also takes several fishing trips there every year with his cousins and Uncles. "Just the guys"

Here are a few pics of Grand Isle as I remember it.

Beautiful Morning. We would wake up early every morning just to see this. We'd all sit out on the deck and drink our coffee and just watch. (Picture courtesy of Google)

Sunset. That's a fishing boat. We'd sit out there on the deck and watch this too. How could you not? (Picture courtesy of Google)

My Son took this picture last year when they went to Grand Isle. Now that's nature at it's finest!

Whenever a hurricane hits Louisiana it usually hits Grand Isle first. Hurricane Katrina literally destroyed Grand Isle. There was almost nothing left of it. All of the hotels, the camps, the stores...gone.

The residenst of Louisiana usually work in one of three "fields." They're either commerical fishermen, they work in the oil industry or they work at the souviner/gift shops there.

This damn oil spill is destroying Grand Isle. It's being destroyed AGAIN. Someone has to get off of their ass and do something aobut this damn it.

This is Grand Isle now...

How are they supposed to recover from this mess? How are they ever going to clean all this shit up?

This is going to affect Grand Isle and the state of Louisiana for years. YEARS people!

These poor animals. Seeing these breaks my heart. I almost didn't put them in here, but everyone needs to know what's happening down there!

I wish I could be there. I wish I could do something to help.

This is going to be happening for years.

The wildlife...they're suffering!

The marshes are covered.

 The water my son played in as a child is gone.

The residents of Grand Isle are fed up!

 I agree!!!

 Hey BP...they're talking to YOU!

 Get off your asses and get this shit fixed. Stop that damn oil from spewing into our beautiful waters and ruining our beaches damn it!

 Sorry if I got on my "soap box" I'm just mad as hell!

Just look at this...

Monday Minute *snort* Edition....

May 24, 2010

1 - Do you *snort*? Hells yeah...didn't you know I'm a coke head? (Totally kidding people!) mean when I laugh? *Snort* ...occasionally!

2 - Our friend, has a nickname and it's Daffy.  What's your nickname?
Well I have a few! McSpicy, Cajun, Dee La Dee, Puddin', but most people call me Dee! 

3 - Do you know sign language?
I know the alphabet, but I'm not too good at it! 

4 - What's a sample convo from your hood?
Can't say that I have one. But I can tell you a convo that I had once with my extremely ditzy blonde bff . I was driving down the road one day and there was a sign in front of a bar that said:

"Tues - Ladies Night,

   Wed - Karoke"

etc. My bff spoke up (in a very angry voice!) and said "Ugh! That's just wrong! Why do you have to be married to go to karoke night?"

Get it? Wed? Married??  If're just as blonde as she is! I laughed my ass off. I have so much ammo against that girl! That was one of her "milder" blonde moments. She was great entertainment! 

5-  Do you sleep with electronic devices - i.e. laptop, Blackberry, iPhone, etc?
Do you think I'm some kind of freak or something? I mean...that's just NASTY! Lol...kidding! I sleep with my phone right next to me on the nightstand! 

Life Sometimes Gets In The Way...

May 21, 2010

I don't know about y'all but blogging is an escape for me. It's a place to purge all of the thoughts bouncing around in my ADHD head. It's a place for me to vent, to brag, to bost, to hope, to dream. I don't think anyone comes here thinking "I'm coming here to meet some really great people!" Let's face it though, it happens.

We come to blogger for our own reasons, once you get here a remarkable thing happens. You start meeting some really "good" people. When I say good people what I mean is, people who accept you right away, people who lift you up and say to everyone else "hey...this chick (person) right here...SHE'S GOOD PEOPLE TOO!" They're there when your down, they are there to support you.

It's the most amazing thing. It's so amazing to meet that perfect strangers can become your bff's so quickly. A lot of people don't understand it. I know my family doesn't get it, they never have! I'll never forget when I told them about Mr Luvah Luvah (we met online)! They thought I'd lost my damn mind. They just don't get how people that I've never met IRL can come to mean so much to me.

The answer is simple. They're (You're) here for me. You're all here for me when I'm down, when I'm sad, when I'm in pain, when I'm happy. You're all here for it all, you're all here to support me.

I realize I'm starting to babble. I apologize. I know what I want to say, I know what I'm feeling. What I want need to say just isn't coming out right.

I've had the distinct pleasure of being included in a small group of ladies here in blog land who opened up their hearts and said "come on in girl!" I'm talking about my BB girls. They've been more loving, understand, accepting of me than I could ever express to any one who isn't part of the group.

These ladies give new meaning to the words supportive, understanding, caring, and loving. Not to sound bitchy but "you can't touch this" seems to sum them up! It's hard to meet ladies like them.

Juney, B, Cheesy, Stephanie, Queso, Dreamweaver, and Daffy...thank you for being there. Even when I'm not. Even when my damn hands are cramping up on me and I can't text for longer than two minutes without my damn hands going numb. Even when you haven't heard from me in what seems like forever. I'm still with you!

I can pick up my BB and send a text to them...and they're there! They're so damn understanding and loving! The greatest group of bitches you'll ever meet! Wurd! You're all the rockstars of blogger...just sayin'!

I'm rambling again! Sorry. The whole reason for this post? Daffy. Beautiful Daffy. Oh yeah...she's a hottie too but that's not what I'm talking about. This woman is beautiful...on the inside. She's got one of those personalities that just lifts you up. Just knowing that you're a part of her life makes you happy, makes you feel as lucky as you can get.

Daffy lost her sister yesterday. Daffy's hurting. That kills me. Just to know what she's going through. Just to know that someone who's come to mean so much to me in hurting...damn it, it's hard. You want to take the pain away. You want to take her hurt and carry it for her.

But we cant, we can only be there for her. We can only support her. We can only love her.

Daffy, even though  my life sometimes gets in the way of me being "there" as much as I'd like to be it doesn't mean that I don't think about all of you. It doesn't mean that I haven't been saying my prayers for you and your family. It doesn't mean that I don't hurt when you hurt!

I'm so damn sorry for what you're going through! Love you girl! I guess that's all that I was trying to say!

And so it begins......

May 20, 2010

Yesterday was Don's last day on his night job. Today he gets off of work at 3pm. It feels so weird lol. He's worked nights for the last four years. He started nights about a month after I moved here.

I'm trying to make plans for what I'm going to cook for supper. I'm thinking of loaded baked potato soup, even though it's hot, he LOVES it so I think it's what I'm gonna "whip up!"

My sister posted a video on FB yesterday. It was of my family (minus my Son who was at work) surprising my (great) niece Kira on her birthday. They threw her a surprise party. She's 7 (or 8???). It was so funny, my nephews 3 year old was so excited when Kira got there that she was beating on the window and yelling Kira's name. Everyone kept having to tell here to shhhhh.

I got to see my God child Destiny's baby. I haven't been able to meet her yet. I've only seen pics. I got to see my Nieces gorgeous little boy, I've only seen pics of him too.

I got to see my Dad. I got to see one of my sisters, and hear (she was filming) the other. I got to see my entire family together. Minus me (and my son). I cried. I cried like a baby. I made me realize how much I miss them. How much I miss out on, because I live so damn far away. It usually doesn't get to me this bad. But, I usually go home twice a year.

I haven't seen any of them since last August when I had to go home when Rusty's dad committed suicide. And honestly, because of the situation (the suicide) I didn't really get to spend a whole lot of time with them. Most of my time was spent with my Son, making sure that he was ok. That he was coping with what his dad did.

Usually when I go home I get to spend A LOT of time with my sisters, especially my oldest sister Denise. I usually stay at my Dads, she lives with him. Hell her and I usually sleep in the same bed (bitch is hard to sleep with though...just sayin'! She's throwing legs all over me and shit!). We lay there and giggle and talk. It's great!

When Denise is at work Diann and I usually hang out. I go run her errands with her.

Like going to the car wash. (Can you tell that Diann would like to kill me at this point? haha)

Denise and I would go to Diann's (other older sister) house and sit on her back porch by the fireplace,
(in the pic, Diann and I)

looking at the bayou,
(the back of Diann's house)

listening to the crocagators (totally a word I made up) ok so I'm totally bullshitting you on the crocagators! You can't really hear 'em! haha. We sit out there and tell stories, stories about how much they tortured me when I was a little kid growing up. Stories we've all heard a million times before, but love hearing again. (Bayou Teche runs right behind Diann's house0

We sit out there and just listen to nature.
(the view from Diann's back porch)

We go walk down the hidden paths on Diann's property, that's lined with bamboo. We laugh at Diann, about how "country" she is (event though she lives in "town!") (Diann)

We go walk down the hidden paths on Diann's property, that's lined with bamboo.

We follow her little duckies down the hidden trails. Seriously, how freakin' cute are they?

We follow them down to the pond in front of Diann's house.

Sometimes we just sit there and feed the ducks. We don't say a word. We just take it all in.

We sit at the picnic area and talk. We take in the beauty that surrounds us.

And make fun of the "crazy fishing boy" statue next to her picnic area lol. (WTH is that??)

We go out in the boat. My bro in law takes us out on the lake.

 And have a few beers.

And just enjoy the day.

The three of us get together and go to Diann's restaurant/bar.

 Lol...the minute the three of us walk in (to any bar in my hometown) we hear the "regulars" (who know us all well) say "Oh's the Cooper girls!"  (In this pic...Me, Diann and Denise)

or "Oh shit...the 3 D's are here! It's gonna be a wild night!" The the shots start flowing. The tequila, the Jager bombs, the lemon drops.
(Denise and I)

It's fun. It's crazy. It's what we do when we get together. (Denise and I...wasted and hungry lol)

 But damn, we laugh. (They would totally kill me if they knew I put this pic anywhere online lol!!) (Diann and Denise)

And laugh. Damn, we honestly laugh our asses off!
(Diann and Denise)

And (apparently) let drunk people totally Denise!!! take pics of us! (Diann and I)

Aww damn it! I'm f*ckin' homesick y'all! (Is this an amazing pic or what? I took this one in the city park!!) probably sounds like I'm whining. I don't mean to! I just keep telling myself, "Only 3 1/2 more months until my trip home!" Hope you all have a great day!!

Spish, splash...with a video.

May 18, 2010

Good Morning y'all. Yup...I've changed it up again. When I started this layout I wanted something white...something bright. This isn't exactly what I had in mind at the time, but I like it...for now lol. Please, if any of y'all notice any errors on the page, please...let me know lol. I think after a couple of hours yesterday, everything started looking the same.

Well, the news of Mr Luvah Luvah's layoff has gotten a bit worse, instead of him having a month left, he's got until Thursday. They've decided to do away with the night shift this week, so as of Thursday...he'll be laid off from that job. It's stressful but exciting at the same time.

I told him last night that I've almost forgotten what it's like to have to cook supper every night. I've missed it. And I wont have as much time to spend on line anymore. Hells y' man is actually going to be home at 4:00 in the afternoon as opposed to almost 1 a.m. every night.

He's already started talking about helping his friend coach the wrestling team at the high school right down the road. Honestly, when he said that, I thought I was going to strangle him. I mean...we haven't had a whole lot of time together considering we're "newlyweds." But, I can't tell him no. He's been wanting to help coach the wrestling team for so long. And after the first couple of weeks are going to be nice but then we'd just start getting on each others nerves lol. He's also excited about being able to go golfing again too.

He's gotten my car fixed, for the most part. Only a couple of minor things he needs to do. So I'll be getting my butt back to school. I'm so ready to get my GED and get it over with already! It's hard to believe that I started this almost a year ago and I'm still not done. Once I've gotten my GED I've decided to take a couple of classes at the community college...just because. I didn't get to take American History when I was in HS...I quit before I got a chance to. It's a class I've always wanted to take, so it will be the very first one I sign up for. After that, I'm not sure what I'm going to do.

Mr Luvah Luvah keeps telling me that I should go to school for graphic design or something to do with designing websites.'s my hobby, I'm not sure that I want to do it every day. I'm too much of a perfectionist for that lol. I'd drive my clients nuts!

Saturday night Hubs and I are going to see the Norfolk Tides, they'll be celebrating "Armed Forces Day." I've only seen one baseball game there, but it should be fun. They're having a huge fireworks show after the game. We're going to be meeting up with my SIL and her family. We always have fun when we get together so I'm looking forward to it!

So, apparently night before last I got my happy ass on Ebay after I took my Ambien. Apparently I think I'm going on a cruise or something. I bought some tanning lotion and a (gorgeous) maxi dress. Y'all...I don't remember doing this at all, which scares the livin' shit out of me. I mean, if I can go shopping (on line) and not remember it, what else can I do on that shit and not remember it? Lol...but damn I sleep so good on it. Crazy y'all, just crazy!

Speaking of cruises, you have to watch this video. It's my bro in law giving one of his buddies a (video) tour of one of their (at last count I think this is their 19th) boats. They're completely redoing the inside of the boat. All new teak's going to be gorgeous once they're done.  Then they're going to be off to sail to the Bahama's.

The boat is parked behind their house, they have a gorgeous house on the bayou. I wish I had some pics of the house to show y'all. I love it there. They're actually going to let me and the girls (Leiah and Kimber, maybe even DeAnn) use their guest house when we all meet up in September!! So nice of them to let us use the house instead of having to rent hotel rooms! Have I mentioned how freakin' excited I am about meeting these girls?? Only four more months girls!! YAY!

It's actually a mess in the video though. (He's got workers all over the place and tools and stuff everywhere in the video.)  Anyway, my bro in law is as coonass (Cajun) as they get so his accent is thick. And the way he describes the different rooms of the boat are hilarious!!'s the video...

 Ian sent me a message and said that the video isn't working, so here's the link to watch it!

I've got to get my butt off of here. As soon as my dr's office opens I'm going to call and try to get an appointment for today. My damn ears keep "stopping" up and it's driving me nuts. Not only can I not hear, but it's hurting like crazy. So I'm gonna go see what in the hell is going on with that! The weather has been shitty here, rain for the last three days, has my fibromyalgia flaring up something awful too. Fun stuff y'all! Lol...

Before I forget, I made a new tag for y'all to grab. I's the last one. No matter what I do to my blog, this one is here to stay. So grab it....if you'd like. Also, I FINALLY updated my about me page. I've also added a frequently asked questions page. So please...send me a question, I need to fill that page up lol. Ask away! Thanks y'all!

Have a great day!