Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fellow Target Lovers

Mesquite residents will have to travel farther away to get their target fix in the coming months. Early in 2009 Target will be torn down so that it can be replace with a super target in October 2009. In addition to the demolition fun Mervyn's and Wickes Furniture will also be torn down. The shopping center surrounding Target will be renovated and expanded for coming business.

Okay I want to know why they can't finish the road construction before starting new construction and why do we need more stores, just renovate Mervyn's into a indoor shopping center, save money and it would be a "Green" option for the nation that is "Going Green" . Obviously Mesquite didn't get the "Going Green" memo !!

I am excited to here that we are finally getting a super target and I can do grocery shopping somewhere besides the dreaded wal-mart !!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Baby Fever

Okay, I have decided that I am officially insane !!

I have 3 boys (who are a big handful) and for most of the summer I have been pulling my hair out begging for school to start again. So why am I suffering from baby fever.

Baby Fever is when you find your self desperately wanting to have a baby.

I have finally just got my youngest potty trained and now I want to add more diapers ?? Seriuosly, what is wrong with me ?? I know part of me hopes that their are chances that I might have a girl, but really the 3 boys that I have are telling me a fourth will be a boy too and then I would have 4 to deal with !!

Boys are ruff houseing, dirty, demolishing little handfuls !! Yet I do love all three of them. What would be so bad w/ a fourth.

See I am crazy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ode to Ice Coffee

How I love thee,
My Special Morning Jump start Treat.
How I long for thee,
Milky, Creamy, Sweet Taste
The ice cold twist of my special morning refreshment is the perfect cure to the summer blues !!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Food for Thought

Here are some insane questions that pop in my head from time to time.

For all you blondies out there ...
Why is it that the hair on your arm is unseen, but the hair on your head is?
Now, don't say that it is because it is short and your hair is long, because guys with neat shave heads are still visibly blonde.

(Thank you Casey for this one.)
If you get a puppy and speak spanish to it all its life, does it understand english ?

If a baby's head pops out at 11:59pm and then the body follows at 12:01am, what day is its birthday ?

If one twin was born at 11:30pm and the other at 12:05 am, do you celebrate their birthdays on different days ?

If parents say, "Never take candy from strangers" then why do they let us "Trick or Treat"?

trick or treat

Why was it okay for a 16 year old to marry a 25 year old in the past, but now it is consider a crime ?
shot gun wedding

Why do they sell different color linens at a "White Sale"?

Why put a towel in the dirty clothes basket if when you get out of the shower you are clean?

There are many, many more !!

Friday, July 11, 2008


Okay, I am here to scream from the roof top, walking works. I have been walking 1 month and eating smaller portions, (plus working on no more late night eating) and I am finally seeing some results !!! I have just dropped one size and I am back into the jeans I worked so hard to get into last summer only to gain all the weight back. This time I will stick to it and you may ask why.

The key is to find a friend that you can be honest with on your weight and size, who is in the same boat as you, and who will gladly exercise with you.

Start with walking, and then add other types of exercise to the mix. But stay active and embrace every active opportunity you get. And smile because swimming is also consider exercise !!!


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Animal Adoption

Yesterday we adopted our 1st family dog. She is the sweetest miniature schnauzer. We adopted her from Garland Animal Services. Her name is Jewels !!. For the most part the experience was okay, but that is most likely because we finally got our precious Jewels. So I am here to give you the low down on the animal shelters in the Dallas Area (well 6 of them anyway).

Our journey started at the Mesquite Animal Shelter (of course). This facility is clean, and nice. They offer an area for you to take the pet you wish to visit with, (This is very important so you can make sure that the pet is the right one for you.) The employees were nice and put the animals first.

Next stop was the SPCA in Dallas. This facility was a sad one (for the pets). The employees more interested in visiting with each other than making sure their pets found a good home. The animals looked scared and sad. If you a a big dog lover (and I mean big dogs) then please rush and save the poor creatures.

We went from SPCA to the Dallas Animal Shelter, but they close at 5:30pm. We were t6old by SPCA they close at 6pm and got there at 5:40pm. SPCA was wrong. We were sad and ended our journey for the day and decided to try again the next day.

The next afternoon we started at the Rowlett Animal Shelter. The facility was nice, but the employees seemed tired and rude. We had to wait 10 minutes for the lady to get off the phone to hand us a packet with directions to other shelters. (Really she could have handed it to us while she was on the phone)

Then we headed to Garland Animal Services. This is were we saw Jewels for the first time. But she was in the Lost and Found Area. When we asked when she would be available they said tomorrow (July 9th). The office closed in 1hour and the likely hood that her owners would walk in was very unlikely. We told them she was exactly what we were looking for and could they not that we were interested and hold her till the next afternoon (we did not want to miss out on her) They said they were sorry, they could do nothing and to call them the next day at 1pm. (She wouldn't be available till then, because the vets had to look at her first) So we sadly left out, but with hopes of getting her the following day.

We flipped for Richardson or Rockwall and tails pointed us towards Rockwall Animal Shelter. Now this is the place were animals want to get lost. First of all this shelter is way out in the middle of nowhere. We joked about finding livestock for adoption when we got their. This place looks newly built and has catered to the animals completely. They also have a inside room and outside room for visiting with your pet. The employees talked with us (way past closing - we got their 10 minutes before they closed) and was willing to let us leave w/ one special puppy if we wanted to (All the other shelters said they stop adopting 30 minutes before closing). When we left (empty handed) they gave our boys a toy and piece of candy. I really wish Jewels was at this facility.

Well finally the next morning I called Garland and come to find out you are only able to leave a message (their is no live contact with these people other then going into the facility) Plus no one ever called back. Thank goodness a close friend took us up to the the shelter and we found out that she was available. We had to still wait for her to be seen by a vet, but they went ahead and let us visit with her (but they have no special place, you just take her outside on the grass in front of the parking lot) (We could have easily got in our car and left since they didn't even ask for ID before taking her out the front door.) Finally I talked with one nice man who put my name and number in the computer and promised to call me when the vet had looked at her. (Everyone else said 1st come 1st serve and to be served you had to be there) But in the end we got her and we are so happy !!