Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Would YOU????

I just read this article and it cracked me up so I thought I would share it with you. Plus I needed something new on here. :) So honestly...WOULD YOU DO IT?????

I'm shallow. Yes I would do it.

Would you change your name to TexasMotorSpeedway.com?
By Jay Busbee
Follow Jay Busbee on Twitter at @jaybusbee.
You gotta hand it to Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage. (He's the one in the photo that's not Carl Edwards.) The man knows how to get press for his track. He's a modern-day Barnum, wheeling and dealing and doing whatever's necessary to get the word out.
His latest gig? An offer that makes for a killer "would you do it ... ?" On Tuesday morning, Gossage offered the host of a Dallas country music station $100,000 to change his name to TexasMotorSpeedway.com for one year and get a permanent TMS tattoo. Terry Dorsey, a DJ on 96.3 KSCS, has exactly 24 hours to make the decision.
It's genius, in its own little way. If Dorsey goes through with the stunt, then Dallas listeners will tune in to TexasMotorSpeedway.com in the morning until 2011. And if not, Dorsey will have to explain to his wife why he turned down six figures.
So why not do it? After all, as Shakespeare once said, what's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet. (Gossage probably wants those renamed to, say, "TMS Blossoms", but "The Yellow TMS of Texas" sounds more like a disease than a country song.)
All right, so ... decision time. Would you do it? Would you change your name to TexasMotorSpeedway.com for a year for $100,000? State your case below, and who knows ... you might get a call from Eddie.
Oh, and if you see posts here written by a "TexasMotorSpeedway.com," don't fret. It's still me. But you'll know why

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I sold this on eBay yesterday for $28. Can you believe it?

I've been selling silver dollars on eBay consistently for $15 each. It feels like free money!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mortgage Question...

Mortgage Question...
I've never heard anyone talk about this before so I'm wondering if we're just special or it's just not talked about.

This makes our third year in this house and every year the mortgage payment gets lower and around this time we get an escrow check from our mortgage company. This year it was $158. We're now paying a $100 less every month on our mortgage then we started out three years ago.

(We have the opposite of this!)
Is this normal????

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Moment

I finally have a Smart Phone!

Some of you know how I've been drooling over the iPhone since...well, just forever. Since we use Sprint we couldn't get one. I've been waiting on my Palm Centro to die, but it was just indestructible! It would not give up. I've ben due for an upgrade for a very long time, but it seemed silly to get something else when my phone worked just fine and I couldn't have what I wanted.

While on "vacation" we were at The Parks Mall & we stopped by the Best Buy Sprint store.

I ended up getting a new phone. It's the Sprint SAMSUNG "Moment."

Tbe Best Buy guys at the store went on and on about this phone. They said it does 10 times more than what the iPhone can do. (what else are they going to say if they don't sell the iPhone?) It plays movies in HD. You can get APPS. It plays Music, you can get on the internet, it's a Camera & Camcorder. GPS & NASCAR LIVE RADIO. (You know I don't care about Nascar radio!)
Since I was up for an upgrade I got it really cheap. It sells for almost $700 and I got it for $99. Randy paid half so I really only had to pay $49.

They were right! The phone can do awesome stuff! I went from a phone where it's main function was calling people. This phone has caused the kids to ask all day, "Can I PLAY with your phone?" No one used to ever "play" with my old phone. It wasn't playful at all. It had one Suduko game on it, and that's lame! On this one they can watch shows from The Disney Channel on it.

So this awesome phone does amazing things. I've had to spend a lot of time figuring out how to Out Smart the Smart Phone.

One problem though...THE "PHONE" PART OF IT SUCKS!!!!!

Can you believe it?

It's been dropping my calls. Calling people unexpectedly. AND when I've been talking on the phone over 3 minutes the other person can no longer hear me. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT????

The most important thing it's supposed to do it can't do.

I've got 30 days to bring it back so I'm going to have to take it back. It's ridiculous! This totally awesome phone is totally awesome except for being a phone!

I'm hoping that I just got a bad one, and that when I exchange it, the phone part will be working better. I really do like this phone. It's fun. I just want to be able to talk with people on it as well as "PLAY" with it.

Monday, March 15, 2010

VACATION...because that's what we're calling it!

It's Spring Break and I kind of finagled us a mini vacation. We'll see how it all works.

Miles has 3 appointments in Ft. Worth. He has 2 on Tuesday and 1 on Wednesday. His insurance pays for the gas for me to go and since he has appointments on 2 days back to back they pay for a hotel as well. Sooooo, I thought that would be perfect for a little get-out-of-town-and-call-it-a-vacation! Of course that does mean that five kids will have to tolerate 3 Dr. appointments, but they're so pumped about sleeping in a hotel that they don't care...YET!

I'm hoping to be able to fit in the Ft. Worth Zoo while we're there. I can get really discounted tickets at Cook Children's hospital and since that's where his appointments are we should be able to get them easily. Melody asked if we could PLLLeeeeaaassseeee take the video camera to the Zoo in case an animal poops so she can film it! To which I replied, "Of course."

Sunday, March 14, 2010

AND the winner is...

I put all the names in a bowl & my oldest son Joey did the drawing. Okay, well, that's not entirely true. Spencer did the drawing, but my camera battery went out so I had to charge my battery for a few minutes and by the time the battery was ready...Spencer was running around with just underwear on! I didn't want to take a picture of Spencer in his underwear so I did a "mock" drawing with Joey because he had clothes on! :)

AND the winner is...

How funny is that?


He just clicked Next Blog and became a Winner! Congratulations Joe!!!!!!

My email address is rbjsjmm@yahoo.com Email me your address & I'll send you a prize! I think you'll like it.

AND EVERYONE..Please Keep Those Comments Comin'.


You have until this evening to post a comment to enter a chance to WIN a PRIZE!!!

(See last post and comment there.)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Who Reads This? Anybody????

Are you there?

Is anyone there??

Okay, I'll admit it...I LIKE COMMENTS!

I write because I like to write, but if I didn't care what you think then I would just journal or something. I enjoy feed back. I like to know that something I've written has made you laugh, think, understand, cry or just realize again why you love me.



Ok here's the deal. All you have to do is show me some love on the comments and I'll put your name in a drawing for you to win a secret surprise!!!

Leave me a comment on this post just saying that you read this blog & I'll add your name to the drawing. I'll give you until this SUNDAY @ 6:00 to leave your comment.

You'll love the prize OR you'll love Re-Gifting it! Either way...WIn WIn.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Got Any Ideas?

This Saturday I’m speaking to the women of Morning Star Community Church. They’ve asked me to give my testimony.

I’m just having trouble narrowing down what to talk about exactly. I’m still pretty new there so they don’t know everything about me. I’m having a hard time deciding what direction I want to go in.

There’s the obvious testimony about how I became a CEO of Chili’s restaurants by the time I was 24? It’s a pretty big deal, and it was my idea to sell the Baby Back Ribs, but I don’t know if that’s what they’re looking for.

Randy said I should share about the time I saved those five kids from the burning orphanage, but I really just happened to be at the right place at the right time. Plus, the plastic surgery I’ve received to heal all the burns is so good that it makes it kind of hard to believe I didn’t have any skin left on three fourths of my face. I don’t want them to think I’m making something up.

I could talk about swimming the Atlantic, but that’s been done so many times.

Randy also thinks I should talk about how I invented the Internet, but we all know that Al Gore did. I don’t want to be too humble though because it was my idea to have a magic box that could tell me any piece of information that I wanted to know in a matter of seconds. I don’t think I invented the internet, but I did possibly invent Google.

What about when I Freed Willy? Nah.

How about when I was an Olympic Gymnast? No. People are kind of tired of the Olympics right now.

See what I mean? It’s hard to pick.

I could talk about my time in prison from that whole Enron incident. I better save that one for later because they really don’t know me that well and the word “prison” has such an awful stigma. Although, I did get my Master’s Degree in Basket Weaving there and I can’t tell you how much that’s come in handy!

Hmmm…my water birth amongst the dolphins? Too personal.

When I beat Chef Mario Batali on Iron Chef America? Too braggy.

How I won a guest cameo on General Hospital, but turned it down because I hate Soap Operas? I guess not. I don’t want them to think I’m stuck up.

I have so many choices, but I want them to be able to take away something they can apply to their own lives. That’s why I think I’m going to talk about how they can have Victory over Circumstances because God has overcome the World. Yeah, that sounds good. Plus, who really wants to hear about I invented the microwave when I was only like 6 months old? Nobody, that’s who.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Kim's "Secret" Recipe


While Miles was in the hospital my new Bestie/Mentor Ruth, made sure that the rest of my family had home cooked meals! Randy was working all day, taking care of the kids all night, washing clothes and signing folders so cooking was not something he needed to be worrying about. If dinner is up to Randy it's for sure going to be PB& J or cereal. Nine days of that sort of thing just isn't good for anyone so I'm really grateful to Ruth for coordinating the meals!

While I was gone the family had: spaghetti, pizza, steak, lasagna, king ranch casserole, enchiladas, sloppy joe's, chicken spaghetti, fried chicken, homemade cookies, cherry cobbler, blonde brownies, pink cookies and the most scrumptious Turtle Cookie Bars EVER!

When Miles was in the hospital earlier in the month of Feburary a woman named Kim Starr brought over some of the most delicious Turtle Cookie Bars. Luckily for me I got to come home when there was still some left. I'm telling you they're just yummy! Kim teaches my Sunday School class. We're doing a Beth Moore series on Esther and it's so rich...just like the cookie bars! The next time I saw her I told her how much we enjoyed the dessert.
Well, when Miles was put back in the hospital she brought Randy and the kids food again...plus she brought the Turtle Cookie Bars again!
Over the weekend I was able to get all my thank you notes written, which we several! On hers I made sure to tell her that I needed the recipe! I mean I NEEDED THE RECIPE!!! I handed out my thank you cards at church yesterday and she giggled at me wanting the recipe.

Well, after my glorious Sunday afternoon nap there was a surprise sticking out of my mailbox!

Kim gave me her "secret" recipe! IT WAS FROM A BOX! I really can't believe it! It totally tastes homemade! It even looks homemade! I was so excited and disappointed to see that it was from a box! I was disappointed because in no way does it taste like it's from a box so I thought after I had the recipe I could WOW my friends with my new recipe. I was excited though because HOW EASY IS THAT???

So, no I'm not just writing about the Turtle Cookie Bars! Yes, they're amazing and you should totally try them, but more than that I wanted to say how very loved we are! We have old friends, new friends & family that show us love when our lives are upside down.

Sometimes a Triple Layer Bar with Chocolate Chips, Carmel and Walnuts is the perfect way to say, "I Love You."

Friday, March 05, 2010

My Purse Contents

Okay my purse is huge and it easily becomes the dumping ground for everyone around me. Also, with being at the hospital for 9 days it just gets full from the strangest things. I have MUCH better things to do, but I must tell you what all was in my purse!

Miles’ detailed master medicine list
Red sunglasses
Lip stick
Insurance cards
2 of Melody’s girl scout patches that I still need to iron on
wallet with the usual stuff
Miles’ supply paperwork
Life Saver mints
My wedding ring that needs to be sized
Packet from Hendrick admission papers
2 Baggies with Tums & Tylenol (why 2?)
My trusty calendar
Broken flower bow
Picture Jocie drew me
Day Time cold/flu relief
Pediatric Intake & Output Record (to track Miles’ pee)
Menu from Hendrick
Atom bill
Mad as a Hatter nail polish
2 CD’s of Miles VCUG to give to the Pediatric Urologist
Kids camp brochure
Broken pair of sunglasses
A bracelet that Melody’s friend Allie gave her with the name ALLIE on it
Large rubber band
Baggie with 4x4 scrapbook paper that I like to use for notes
Feminine products
Bank envelopes
Chase bill
Camp postcard
Release forms for Miles’ x-rays
2 free coupons for kids meals at Rosa’s
Dr.’s orders on how to make Miles poop
Clear coat
A full catheter set
Confirmation code for a toy boat I shipped
Price tag for my awesome “GRAFITIBLASTER” bag
Old communion cup
An inch a half long pencil
Small tube of Crest toothpaste
Packet of Lubricating jelly (I promise this is for Miles’ catheter!)
Medtronic pump template to locate the needle insertion point on Miles’ baclofen pump
99 cents
6 postal receipts
3 lip glosses
3 packs of gum (strawberry, 2 spearmint)
2 Sonic mints
5 adhesive remover wipes
7 pens (why do I have 7 pens???)

And that’s what I had in my purse!

Miss Mella

Yesterday Melody wrote a little note to her teacher on her Pre-Spelling test. It said, “You’re the Beast Teacher!”

She was trying to say, “You’re the Best Teacher!”

So cute!

It's even funnier that it was on a "spelling" test!