This is my space, sometimes it may be funny, sometimes it might be sad, sometimes you might wonder just what planet I'm from, but it will always be honest and it will always be me. Come on in and sit with me a while.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Look - another list

I am a great lover of the list. I like them. They're easy to read, easy to write. You can use your own personal version of shorthand, you can make them long and drawn out. You can use a special note pad for the list, you can use the back of an old envelope, you can even use that old candy wrapper floating around in the bottom of your purse. So, here goes....a list of 3's ( started by #3GA .....)

3 Names you go by
  • Miss Thang
  • Millie
  • Baby

3 Screen Names You Have Had /Do Have

  • OneFineQueen
  • Imfines ( my maiden name is Fines)
  • You know the one

3 Things I Like About Myself

  • My sense of humor - I think I'm one of the funniest people I know
  • My feet, toes - they're cute. I'll show ya if you wanna see
  • My heart - it may not always be in one piece but, it usually shows me the way

3 Things I Don't Like About Myself

  • I worry too much about what other people think of me
  • My thighs ( does that count as 2?)
  • That I can't control my diabetes

3 Things That Scare Me

  • Those car carrier truck things. You know the ones that carry 42 cars on them and drive down the highway with the rear car just bouncing along like it's going to fall off any minute and come careening down the highway and smash into you? Yeah, those.
  • Did I mention clowns?

3 Everyday Essentials

  • Laughter
  • Hugs and Kisses from the BaldMan and Mollie
  • Talking to Mom

3 Things I'm Wearing Right Now

  • Toe rings on each foot
  • A pair of old Nike Shorts
  • One of the BaldMan's old t-shirts

3 Favorite Musical Artists

  • James Taylor
  • Allison Krauss
  • Nickel Creek

3 Favorite Songs

  • Amazing Grace
  • In Your Eyes
  • All I Need To Know

2 Truths, 1 Lie ( in no particular order)

  • I can stand on my head for 10 minutes
  • Reading is one of my favorite things to do - even though I don't have as much time to do it as I used to
  • I like to clean my house - really.

3 Physical Things That Attract Me To The Opposite Sex

  • Hands - Hands that look like they can work hard all day but still be gentle and soft when they touch me
  • Eyes
  • Smile

3 Favorite Hobbies

  • Shopping with Miss Thang ( does shopping count?)
  • Reading
  • Cooking -I love to cook. I'm actually pretty good.

3 Places To Go On Vacation

  • Disney World
  • Switzerland
  • Key West

3 Things I Just Can't Do

  • eat peas or any kind of bean - under any circumstances
  • Have 'nekkid' toes
  • reach the cabinet over my stove

3 Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Make sure that I tell my family how much I love them
  • See the Pyramids
  • Be a mommy

3 Things To Try In Next 12 Months

  • Country Line Dancing
  • Harder
  • A new job

3 Things I want to Do Real Bad Right Now

  • Be a Mommy
  • Sit on my deck (still in the very beginning phase)
  • Have someone fix my dinner

There you have it....another list. What's on yours?

Sunday, May 15, 2005

The 'Deck'

We are finally going to build the deck that I've been wanting since we moved in 3 1/2 years ago. Woohoo!! Y'all have no idea how this excites me. We live in a relatively new neighborhood, smallish yards, lots of the 'same' going on. The deck would be my way of adding my own 'something' to all of the 'same' going on around here. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to paint it bright orange with pink polka dots ( although I DO think that would be fun). I just want a place to go to hang out where I can look at the pond across the road, curl up in my swing with a good book or the BaldMan (wink wink, nudge nudge), play with my MollieMae, and have a cocktail or three with my girls .

Little did I know at the start of this adventure what a long drawn out ordeal it was going to be. First, the BaldMan and I had to decide on size. Well, as you know men and women often disagree on size. Eight inches can sometimes look an awful lot like five, ya know? (Speaking of that...Why do men people tell women people about sizes? Do they think we will just be so in awe of them and so distracted that we won't notice the three inch difference??? Do they think we will love them more, the longer they are? Do they not realize it's what they do with what they have that gets things rockin'?) Anywho, I went off on a tangent - so sorry. Once we agreed on the size, the next thing was the shape. I just wanted a simple deck. Like I said, someplace to go to relax and have a cocktail or twelve. The BaldMan wanted to get ambitious. He wanted to have it 'curve' around the side of the house. I just wanted a plain, simple deck. Nothing fancy for this girl - I'm good with plain and simple as far as my decks go. The BaldMan tried to convince me that a 'little curve' wouldn't hurt anything. I remain unconvinced. Plain, simple, straightforward is the way to go. Then we got on the subject of materials. Should we use the vinyl composite material which is supposed to be more durable, and last longer and comes in several not found in nature colors or should we go with the more traditional wood? The BaldMan thought the vinyl would be a good choice as it was long lasting and durable. I, on the other hand voted for wood. I mean, you just can't go wrong with wood. It's what people have been using for years. It's just as durable if taken proper care of. It's just as long lasting if you know what you're doing. Then we started talking about the landscaping around the deck. I again voted for something simple. I wanted to keep the grass and the bushes around the deck neatly trimmed and short. He, on the other hand wanted something wild and free form going on back there. His position was "it's my yard, I can keep it how I want it". My position on that was " I have to look at it, I'd like it to look nice - I mean you CAN see it from the road." Needless to say, we haven't made much headway on that issue.
I see a nice, sturdy, simply shaped, well taken care of wood deck in my future. It's gonna be a good summer.