Thursday, August 30, 2007

In honor of Labor day!!

My clip of the week is honoring all those labors out there. (men at work) sorry ladies that is just the name for it. I know you work hard to. so we could change the title to women/men at work. Any other suggestions.

It has been how long?

I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted. I have been pretty busy this week, but I really want to do better at this. I hate clicking on blogs with no updates. ARGGGHHH!!!! That was to myself. Now I feel better.

I have been trying to up my walking to 4 miles a day. After Saturday, that will be 24 miles this week. I am stoked about this. I am right over one hour for this distance. I am happy about that.

I have had several days of acting stuff going on and hanging out with some friends.

I also am trying to learn Nero movie software. I am trying to learn how to edit audio and video. I am playing with it. I haven't gotten very far, but intend to work on it more over the next several months.

This weekend will be nice Family is off for 3 day weekend. Not sure what we will do, but hopefully, I know it will be a good time whether we are at the lake or in Nashville. Just being with the fam, will be a good time.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Wow what a night!!!

That is an under statement after I was sleeping last night and boom and kapowee. The noisiest storm that I have heard in along time. Looks like I get to hear another tonight. I am headed off to bed and I know that as soon as I am asleep, boom. It will be hitting like a crazed teenagers at a new kids on the block concert. Now that is scarier. In honor of the storms, I have added new kids on the block videos for my clips of the week for your viewing pleasure. View if you dare.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Anyone can pst.

A friend of mine told me yesterday that not everyone was able to post on my blog. I was amazed. It seems that if you don't have a blogger id that you can't post unless the feature is enabled. So It is now enabled. The millions that read my blog now can post comments. So with that said. leave a comment.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A little under the weather!!!

I have another sinus cold. Ughhh. How often are we thankful that we can breathe. I know I am never thankful until I get a cold and can't do it well.

Prayers out to my uncle today who had surgery to remove a tumor yesterday. And prayers out Bob who had surgery on his shoulder.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Just a thought.....

I attended my friends wake or viewing as some call it. It was sad, but amazing to see how many lives this family has touched. There were probably around 1000 people at this tonight. I just wonder how many lives have I touched. How many people would say that because I lived they are different?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Another heated day in paradise!!!

I still cannot get over how hot it has been here in bama. I don't remember many summer like this one. We were around 100 here again today. With the dry humidity here it makes it worse. You can barely stand to breathe here.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

In Memory of....

This post is in the memory of a very dear friend that died of cancer this evening. I posting to honor him. His name is Bob O'Gormon. He was a good father, good husband and good son. Bob you will be missed.

You know it is hot when.....

You walk to the curb to get your garbage can and take it around back. After this, you have to call 911 to help you get back to the house.


My heart is full of random feelings at the moment. I feel pain and happiness at the same time. I have so much going on in my life and in my friends lives that I am overwhelmed. I have one friend that has cancer and it doesn't look good. I have an uncle that has cancer and it doesn't look good either. I have another friend who has cancer and she is doing well. It is all so crazy really. I have all of my acting and improv which make me mucho happio. I have my wonderful husband and beautiful intelligent daughters. And I have more friends than you can imagine. How blessed I am. I have my health. How do we get so consumed about stuff, possessions. I would rather have nothing and have friends and family and their love. Stuff will burn up and be destroyed eventually. Money gets you more stuff, but what does it all mean? status and power. Who wants that? That just adds more pressure. I can't lie and say at times I get distracted and look at what people do and have and I say that would be nice, but I really truly don't want it. After reading the Alchemist yesterday, I am reminded

Don't get distracted.
Don't let anyone or thing stop you from your personal journal.
Those that love you will support you.
Follow your dreams.
There will be suffering and sacrifice.
Life is not about a destination, but a journey.
Don't look for riches.
Listen to your heart.
Don't have fear of failure
You are better off trying than to die not knowing.
And last, but not least, There are people in this life helping you realize your dreams.

you should be a person that helps other realize there dreams and surround yourself with others who help you on your journey as well.

press on.

No dice mice:(

I recieved this email this morning.


show details
12:04 am (6 hours ago)
Just so you know, we hate to send this e-mail.

Thank you for your interest in "MANDIE and the SECRET TUNNEL." We met a lot of very talented people during the casting process for this movie and appreciate the time and energy that everyone dedicated to auditions.

Casting is now complete and we do not have a part for you at this time. However, as the MANDIE films are a planned series, we will certainly keep your head shot on file for future casting needs.

MANDIE Casting
Charley Gap Films, LLC

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Reading the Alchemist!!!

After my morning drop off kids routine and exercise. I and my stinky self headed over to Barnes and Noble to do a Little reading. I am not much into purchasing many books for myself, so I general save a tree and borrow books from the library or go and read them at the coffee shop. Sounds sensible to me. I am saving the environment one book at at a time and my family the book buyers are timing me by 3.

I started reading this book and I read till about noon. I stopped a couple of times to talk to friends that came in and to take a couple of calls.

Now to the reason I am posting. This is a good book. I am so excited to go back and finish it. It is one that really makes you think about your everyday choices. I don't' know what kind of feeling I will have when I am through, I could go either way. Meaning I could change my current track or I could stay the course and follow my dream. I choose the later personally because I have compromised my dream for reality to many times.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

How do you not know your leg is missing?

Japanese biker fails to notice missing leg

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) -- A Japanese biker failed to notice his leg had been severed below the knee when he hit a safety barrier, and rode on for 2 km (1.2 miles), leaving a friend to pick up the missing limb.
The 54-year-old office worker was out on his motorcycle with a group of friends in the city of Hamamatsu, west of Tokyo, on Monday, when he was unable to negotiate a curve in the road and bumped into the central barrier, the Mainichi Shimbun said.
He felt excruciating pain, but did not notice that his right leg was missing until he stopped at the next junction, the paper quoted local police as saying.
The man and his leg were taken to hospital, but the limb had been crushed in the collision, the paper said.

Copyright 2007 Reuters. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
All About Japan

Exercise , Exercise, Read!

That has been my day today. I got up the past 2 morning and began with Denise Austin workout at 6:00 Am then I did the everyday workout following that. Today, I decided that after dropping the girls off that it was cool enough to walk the greenway. So I knocked out 2 miles and then headed to the Library.

There I checked out some books on cd about the civil war. I guess I will continue to prepare for the praxis that I will probably take in November or January. I have yet to decide. Hopefully, I can pull out a passing score this time. We shall see.

All of this before 10:00 in the morning. Now housework chore of the day calls my name.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Great Rehearsals are Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had Improv rehearsal tonight. It was amazing. There was some great stuff coming out of everyone in the troupe. Craziness everywhere. I work with some great people. I am so fortunate.

Off to bed so I can get up early and torture myself with yoga, areobics and pilates.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

In celebration of High School Musical 2

Oh look new colors on the blog. High School Musical 2 comes out and I wanted to celebrate the movie. I have add the trailer to the clips of the day so anyone not familiar with the Disney Channel phenomenon can check it out. I compare it to a kid friendly grease of today.

GO WILDCATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just some thoughts!

It is no wonder that other countries view us as they do. Just go to the local shopping mall, walmart anywhere and you will see the selfishness, arrogance and pride. You will see the way we really act. Indulging ourselves in food, clothing and entertainment. Craziness. What would happen if a few people changed by saying hello or excuse me even. Held the door for others and smiled instead of looking ticked off that someone got their parking lot or got checked out quicker etc.... I really am going to try to do better in this area.

Still exhausted and now a little sad!

Well, driving like we did yesterday really took it out of all of us. We were just bums today pretty much. I was ill all day and now I am feeling a little bad about it. I can blame it on the medicine that thank God I finished today, the fact that we drove so many hours, but the fact remains is that I should still treat others with respect.

I am getting sad now because I have to send the kids to school again tomorrow. Gosh, I miss them tremendously. Of course I don't tell them that. I am trying to be the strong one here, since one of my kids is miserable with school. The school has been wonderful to us. The counselor and the teachers have been absolutely the greatest. They have been very supportive in all that we are trying to do. It is just hard to let go for me. I start tomorrow with a schedule that I have made up and hopefully, that will help the time go by faster. It is tough for sure, but I know that it will all work out. It really makes you question what is important that is for sure. Time with your kids when they are in public school is precious. Spend as much as you can with them. all day is still not enough. I am weird I know, but I love them.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

To Atlanta and back again.

We drove 4 hours or little less to Atlanta. I changed. I went in for about 5 minutes and then we hit the mall and had lunch. Then we drove back. Crazy huh. I guess you will do anything for the one or thing you love. In this case both.

Eric and the kids love me= driving to Atlanta for the day.

I love acting = rode to Atlanta for a 5 min. shot.

Will hear in a couple of weeks.

It will be fun to work on if I get the role.

I was proud of myself and I learned a lot about auditioning and character preparation.

I read the book the movie script was based on.
I watched a little of little house on the prairie to get some character ideas.
I did some Internet research to look at hair and costume and history background for the character.

A comb over the script and made myself very familiar with the lines.

This all for 5 minutes or the love of acting.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Here I come Hotlanta

No joke any where could be titled Hot this time of year. The heat is unbearable for me. yuck.

I will be heading with the fam to Atlanta tomorrow for an audition for a movie. Hopefully things will Base pay plus deferments. Our previous projects have paid 100% of deferments within 18 months of release go well tomorrow. I hope to get the part I am auditioning for or at least another part. Base Pay plus 100% deferments. I really like the book the movie is based on. It will be a tween movie. Good ethics and morals taught.

Music News

Looks like a new album purchase is around the corner. I usually just let Eric buy all the music. but, there are a couple of cd's that I swing for personally. Like I bought Daughtry with some money that I got from an acting gig. I will be getting this cd as well. Mark Tremonti rocks the world.

Posted from there website

ALTER BRIDGE NAMES NEW ALBUM ‘BLACKBIRD’First Single “Rise Today” Hits Radio On July 30th
July 23, 2007 - New York, NY – Universal Republic recording artists Alter Bridge have announced the name of their forthcoming second album will be Blackbird.
Clocking in at almost eight minutes, the title track is clearly one of the masterpieces of the new album. "We felt like Blackbird was the perfect song to use as the title track for this record,” lead singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy commented.
“Though a majority of the album is not as dark thematically, we really hoped to draw attention to what we felt was one of the most challenging yet gratifying songs we’ve ever written. It was inspired by a friend of mine who passed away as the song was completed; it’s a story about the struggle to move on to a better place. It was my wish for him to finally find his peace."
There are many differences between One Day Remains and the band’s new album Blackbird with the most notable being the full integration of Myles Kennedy as a guitarist and songwriter. While One Day Remains was largely written before Myles came on board, this time around, it was a collaborative effort with Mark and Myles sharing the songwriting duties, while all four band members worked on the arrangements.
“It’s a natural evolution after three years of working together,” Mark Tremonti stated. “We knew Myles was an amazing singer, that’s why we hired him. What we found out when we toured the first record was that he’s also an incredibly gifted guitar player and songwriter, as well as a vocalist. It would have been a crime not to utilize all that talent. We wanted to use every weapon we had in our arsenal for this album.”
Blackbird will be the follow up to Alter Bridge’s debut album, the Gold-certified One Day Remains, which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart its week of release. That release featured three consecutive hits on rock radio: (“Open Your Eyes,” “Find The Real,” and “Broken Wings”). The first single from Blackbird “Rise Today” has already gotten substantial early airplay before the official add date of July 30th.
Comprised of Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips, Brian Marshall and Myles Kennedy, three of the four members of Alter Bridge made up the 30+ million selling band Creed. The band will be hitting the road upon the release of Blackbird this fall. Touring details will be released at a later date.
Full Track Listing For Blackbird
Ties That Bind
Come To Life
Brand New Start
Buried Alive
Coming Home
Before Tomorrow Comes
Rise Today
One By One
Watch Over You
Break Me Down
White Knuckles
Wayward One

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Props to the Montgomery's

Thanks guys for the washing machine. You guys rock.


Well 3 school days have gone by and I am so lonely today. I had to call Eric to come home to lunch today. I had to have somebody to baby. I think I would feel so bad if Holly would be doing better than she is at school. She is not handling things so well. It is getting better, but no where near where I would like.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

School Days

I was reminded as my daughter shared a tough day with me about my first day of college. I hated it. Absolutely hated it. I went back to my favorite teacher in high school and cried and cried to her about how bad it was. She didn't say a word about it. She just said you will be ok. I went back to college thinking she didn't care about me anymore, but later realized she did that for my on good. She cut the cord. Obviously, I can't do that with my daughter, but I can teach her about life and God and teach her that God will take care of her and even though we have to go through tough things like going to school for the very first time, God is still God. Even though we have to let go of our kids a little, God is still God, Even though we have to go to a job that is tough, God is still God. I act like sometimes like God doesn't know what is about to happen. He doesn't know that I am hurting or in need. He knows and He is Still God.

Wow, what a moment!

As I dropped my oldest off for school this morning, I was calm and supportive. Once I got a little bit down the road, I began to think about what I just did. I left my kid all day in the hands of someone else. I thought of my 7th grade year in school and how backwards and crazy I felt. Then tears began to form in my eyes and I told my other daughter ,who is sick today, I crying. I miss holly. The youngest then informs me, mom, she hasn't even been gone five minutes. It was funny, but I still was a little upset.

I have home schooled my kids up until this year. So for me, this is like kindergarten drop off kind of moment.

Another milestone of many that we are facing.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Top Ten Reasons To go back to school

10. It is to hot where we live to do anything else.
9. Football happens when school starts
8. You get to see your friends and teachers.
7. You just love that homework.
6. You get to discuss books you read over the summer.
5. You get to show off your cool new clothes
4. You get to show off your cool new mustache or contacts
3. You are a senior.
2. You got spirit yes you do

Top reason to go back to school.....

1. You missed that lunchroom food!!!!!

Down with a sickness!!!

Have you ever prepared and prepared and prepared for something and not have it go in your favor? Well that is exactly what happened to our family. We have been preparing our oldest to go to public school for the very first time. She will be in 7th grade. We have home schooled up until now. We have worked hard to get her to gain courage and motivation. Now 1 day before school starts she has strep throat. My husband and I were quite upset about this, but I was reminded

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28.

I don't know what God is doing in my life, but I know that he is at work every minute and second of the day. In times of trouble, happiness, trial or glory, he is there. I know he is there.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Arkansas couple welcome their 17th child

Wow, the article I read about this said this woman has been in labor 10.5 years of her life. That has to be some kind of record right. She deserves to have a place on the walk of fame for popping out that many kids. I have been pregnant for 1.8 years of my life. Not to impressive of a comparison.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Bridge collapse

This is a true tragedy. I am reminded that we are not guaranteed the next minute of our life and to live life to the fullest.

God be with the people that lost love ones in this accident. Comfort them during this time.

God be with Barry and his family. He is a very giving person and an asset to the community. May you bless him beyond belief that you may be glorified.


Fire at Chick-fil-A on BeltlineWaffle-fry fryer cause of blaze; nobody injured
By Paul Huggins · 340-2395
Following the “Eat Mor Chikin” slogan will mean patronizing Zaxby’s, Roosters, Church’s and other poultry places for awhile.
A fire Wednesday afternoon shut down the Chick-fil-A restaurant on Beltline Road Southwest.
A waffle-fry fryer overheated and caught on fire, said owner Barry Keith.
All 14 to 15 employees and all the customers escaped from the flames without harm, which is the most important issue, he said.
“The building can burn to the ground, but I don’t want anybody hurt,” Keith said.
Even while the smoke continued to pour from the building, Keith was receiving encouraging calls from former employees and customers.
“It’s a good feeling to know everybody cares,” he said.
Other location closed

The restaurant has been a popular dining destination since it opened in 1998. Keith closed the Chick-fil-A inside Colonial Mall two months ago, so the fire leaves Decatur residents without a Chick-fil-A location.
It’s a sad day for the community, he said, because the restaurant has been a popular dining destination since it opened in 1998.
“But we’ll be back,” Keith said, adding that he couldn’t speculate on a time frame until he thoroughly inspects the building.
The fire started at about 3 p.m. Four fire stations sent six trucks, including two ladder trucks, to the scene.
The fire was put out in about 15 minutes, said Battalion Chief Kenneth Johnston.
“Smoke was so heavy it was hard to find the fire,” he said.
Firefighters entered through the rear door and first extinguished the kitchen area, where the fire started, and then put out a second set of flames in the drive-through area, Johnston said, noting that extreme heat caused the second flare-up.
The fire did not appear to enter the attic area, he said, but he hadn’t finished his inspection.
Copyright 2005 THE DECATUR DAILY. All rights reserved.
AP contributed to this report.
Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Another year of my life gone By

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Wow, I am another year older. That is crazy. It seems my life has flown by. It is just like yesterday I was sitting in my purple bedroom on my canopy bed playing with my stuffed animals. I had a Purple gingham bedspread. I loved being a kid. I love being a adult to. I have a had a great 37 and I hope to have at least 2 more 37 birthdays. For those of you not quick in math that is 111.

I got the best birthday present already. I have received many phone calls of people wishing me a happy birthday. Thoughts from friends wow. That is all I can say. Thanks to all.