Last Saturday, we adopted a little grey and white kitten, (without a name as of right now).  We just brought him home yesterday after a trip to the vet.  He is too little to fix or get a few of his shots.  He is not scared of anything and wants to be around us at all times.  Good news that he slept all night.  The dogs don’t care for him right now but they’ll come around.


What to cook now

I’m so excited about my newest kitchen accessory.  I’ve been wanting a dutch oven for a long time and last night I was finally able to buy one!  I got red by the way (to match my Kitchen aid obviously) d_ovaldutch

one word answer

1. Where is your cell phone? purse

2. Your significant other? work
3. Your hair? clean
4. Your mother? work

6. Your favorite thing? sleeping

7. Your dream last night? peaceful
8. Your favorite drink? mt dew
9. Your dream/goal? babies

10. What room you are in? office
11. Your hobby? none
12. Your fear? wasps
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? pregnant

14. Where were you last night? home
16. Muffins? yes
17. Wish list item? everything
18. Where you grew up? Corbin
19. Last thing you did? breakfast
20. What are you wearing? jeans
21. Your TV? nothing

22. Your pets? sleeping
23. Friends? sleeping
24. Your life? calm

25. Your mood? sleepy
26. Missing some one? vin
27. Car? black

28. Something you’re not wearing? shoes
29. Your favorite store? all
30. Your favorite color? green

33. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday

34. Last time you cried? ???
35. Who will resend this? ???
36. One place that I go to over and over? Ami’s
37. One person who emails me regularly? Ami
38. My favorite place to eat? Sushi!

39. Why you participated in this survey? bored
40. What are you doing tonight? Valentine

1930’S Wife

1930s Marital Scale



As a 1930s wife, I am

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I would have never survived!  I’m not sure what decade I would have made the best wife.


I was just watching Paula Deen and she was showing a gift she had received while visitng some place I can’t remember.  Anyway, the gift was HUGE pork rinds and she looks at the camera, snaps off a corner of the pork rind and says “music to a cracker’s ear”, …really?

Movie Night!


Last night I begged Casey to take me to a movie.  I’ve been dying to see He ‘s Just not That Into You.  Naturally it wasn’t playing in Winchester so we headed out to Lexington.    First off, this really isn’t a couples movie, it’s more of a girls night out thing.  There were more groups of girls then couples there.  But Casey was a good sport and laughed through the funny parts although I’m sure he could think of other things he would like to be doing.  The movie was so-so for the price of $18.75 for both of us.  It had funny parts but for the most part, the plot wasn’t really there.  The main character was kinds slow and it really took away from the movie.   I’m really excited about seeing Confessions of a Shopaholic this weekend so hopefully that will make up for the money we lost on this one.   I just hope it’s playing in Winchester.

Marraige questionarrie


1. Where we met – We met at Kroger through a friend. He was a bag boy

2. Our first date – We went to the movies and then sat and talked for hours afterword

3. How long did we date before we were married? – 3 years, 4 months

4. How long have been hitched? – 4 years, 2 months

5. Favorite feature – His eyes

6. Favorite quality – His laid back style. He lets me plan everything and he just goes along with it.

7. His nickname for me – sweetie, baby, pumpkin, all he cute ones

8. His favorite color – Camo 🙂

9. His favorite sport – Hunting

10. Who said I love you first – I mouthed it why we were hugging and then he said I love you too. So technically, he said it first

11. Our first kiss, when and where – In Casey’s truck at the end of our second date

12. Favorite couple thing to do – We love renting movies and spending all day watching them,  going out to dinner, spending times with the puppies,  we tend to do most things together

13. His hidden talent – dealing with his wife 😉

14. His favorite music – anything country, especially old-time country

15. What I admire most about him – his unselfishness

16. His favorite pastime – tinkering with the boat, his guns, or anything outdoorsy

17. Will he read this- eventually

something from long ago

I had this poster hanging in my room throughout my teenage years and still to this day, can quote it.  (do you remember this Kara??)87352f3caf744ed1c434707e953ff414

Happy Anniversary!

hpim0849So this is a late posting but still, I have posted something!  Casey and I just celebrated 4 years of wonderful wedded bliss.  In a way it seems like we have always been together and in another way, it seems like our wedding was just a few weeks ago.   We spent our anniversary surrounded by family and friends on Thanksgiving and then went out to celebrate on the following Saturday.  We went to Cumberland Falls and spent the night.  (it was close by with someone to watch the babies)  We hiked around the falls, had dinner in the restaurantat the lodge and just enjoyed spending time without any distractions.   Next year will be our 5Th year and hopefully (fingers crossed) we will be trying to have a baby.  I very much recommend to be married at least 5 years before havingchildren.  To me, you need to have plentyof time with your spouse before kids are in the picture to enjoy yourselves, get to know each other better and just enjoy not being tied down while you can.   Don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait to have kids, but I wouldn’t trade my time with Casey for anything.  I know many couples that have kids right ways and are perfectly happy, but it’s just not for us. 

Anyway, I just want to say honey, I love you and thank you for being such a wonderful husband! I’ve finally found my perfect man.

I ate Sushi!!!

This may not seem like a big deal to most people but to me it’s wonderful.  If you recall, a couple of months I had what the doctor thought was an allergic reaction to seafood.  I haven’t had anything seafood since then because I was afraid the same thing would happen.  Last night I got brave and Casey and I stopped at Myakos for dinner.  I had a salmon roll (which was delicious!)  Now all I have to do is get brave enough to try shellfish and see if I live through it!

Today is the first day of the Mix94.5 Mix-mas; non-stop Christmas music until Christmas.  I know I’m driving everyone in my office crazy but I can’t help but listen and sometimes sing along.  November and December have to be my favorite time of year.  All I want is to curl up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate and watch the snow and look at the Christmas lights.  Next week we are putting up the Christmas tree.  It is so big and takes so long to put up, I can’t just have it up a few weeks and then take it down.  I normally have it up for almost 2 months.  I’ve already to listen to 4 hours of Christmas music today, I really want to go outside and there be like 3 feet of snow.


Also, if anyone knows a sleigh rides in the area, please let me know.  (I’m hoping to plan a romantic evening with my husband 🙂

Monday Morning

Last night Casey and I decided to sleep with the windows open because there was such a nice breeze .  Our windows face the back yard so we got to listen to the dogs moving around all night.  Around 3:30am, we heard Jacob (our golden), growl and bite something.  My first reaction was either Dixie (our other golden) has finally sent him over the edge or the cat got in trouble.  We looked outside and Jacob was standing over something black.  So we ruled out Dixie and didn’t see any white so knew it couldn’t be Vin (the cat).  Then were heard something that sounded like letting the air out of tires.  We both said skunk! and Casey jumped up to shut the windows but didn’t make it in time.  Our house is filled the a disgusting aroma of skunk.  I lit candles, turned on fans, nothing worked.  Meanwhile, Casey goes outside with a shovel and flashlight to get the skunk because Jacob has a habit of carrying around his catch for a few days.  Jacob’s face was dripping with spray and Casey said all he wanted to do was rub Casey’s legs and show him how proud he was of his catch.  Casey finally got the skunk in a bag and put it in the trash.  Jacob is rubbing on everything trying to rub the smell in or out, we aren’t sure.  Needless to say, the dogs will not be going in with us this weekend to Corbin.  So we have been up since then because we couldn’t go back to sleep, and I have been at work since 6am!  It’s going to be a long day

My Political 2 cents

The following is an email I received today from a co-worker talking about middle-eastern ties that Community Organizer Obama has.  Normally I read these, and then delete.  This one, I wanted to know if the references matched the story…they do.  This has really make think about what will really happen if a middle-eastern supporter is in charge of our country.  This thought scares me.  I have friends and family that are die-hard democrats and both that are gun-toteing republicans and all I’m asking is to please look at the things that haven’t been put on the table.  Really dig deep and understand why you are voting for the person you are.  Nothing makes me more mad than someone saying I’m voting based on the party or only picking one reason they’ve heard about to make a decision.  Voting is a right and privilege that should not be taken lightly.  Do you know what your family situation is going to be after a President is picked?  Sit down and go through what the candidates are saying to how it will affect you.  OK, my rant is over.  The following info is all over the Internet so I really don’t know where it exactly came from, but enjoy.

This election has me very worried.  So many things to consider.  About a year ago I would have voted for Obama. I have changed my mind three times since then.  I watch all the news channels, jumping from one to another.  I must say this drives my husband crazy.  But, I feel if you view MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, you might get some middle ground to work with.  About six months ago, I started thinking “where did the money come from for Obama”.&nbs p; I have four daughters who went to College, and we were middle class, and money was tight.  We (including my girls) worked hard and there were lots of student loans. I started looking into Obama’s life.  Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California.  He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. “Barry” (that was the name he used all his life) during this time had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan.  During the summer of 1981, after his second year in college, he made a “round the world” trip.  Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia, next Hyderabad in India, three weeks in Karachi, Pakistan where he stayed with his roommate’s family, then off to Africa to visit his father’s family.  My question – Where did he get the money for this trip?  Nether I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like this when they where in college.  When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York.  It is at this time he  wants everyone to call him Barack – not Barry.  Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia?  It’s not cheap! to say the least.  Where did he get money for tuition?  Student Loans? Maybe.  After Columbia, he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000. a year.  Why Chicago?  Why not New York?  He was already living in New York.  By “chance”  he met Antoin “Tony” Rezko, born in Aleppo Syria, and a real estate developer in Chicago.  Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery this  year.  Rezko, was named “Entrepreneur of the Decade” by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association”.  About two years later, Obama entered Harvard Law School.  Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School?  Where did he get the money for Law School?  More student loans?  After Law school, he went back to Chicago. Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down.  But, he did take a job with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what?  They represented “Rezar” which Rezko’s firm.  Rezko was one of Obama’s first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago.   In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with “seed money” for his U.S. Senate race. In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in Kenwoood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (less than asking price).  With ALL those Student Loans – Where did he get the money for the property?  On the same day Rezko’s wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for fu ll price. The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama’s new home was purchased.  Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.  Now, we have Obama running for President.  Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama’s boss.  She is now Obama’s chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first.  Where was Jarrett born? Ready for this?  Shiraz, Iran!  Do we see a pattern here?  Or am I going crazy?  On May 10, 2008 The Times reported, Robert Malley advisor to Obama was “sacked” after the press found out he was having regular contacts with “Hamas”, which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran.  This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama’s visit to Iraq, he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is elected, and he will “Take care of things”  Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that where born in Pakistan?     They are in charge of all those “small” Internet campaign contribution for Obama.  Where is that money coming from?  The poor and middle class in this country?  Or could it be from the Middle East?  And the final bit of news.  On September 7, 2008, The Washington Times posted a verbal slip that was made on “This Week” with George Stephanapoulos.  Obama on talking about his religion said, “My Muslim faith”.  When questioned, “he made a mistake”.  Some mistake!  All of the above information I got on line.  If you would like to check it

–Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times – Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times – September 7, 2008; The Times May 10, 2008.

The week so far…

Our weekend started off with Casey having to work on Saturday so not the best thing but not the worst.  He was able to work early which meant he would be home Saturday night to have dinner with our new neighbors.  Richard and Ashley moved in about a month ago and although I haven’t got to spend a lot of time with them, Casey sees Richard everyday.  I am convinced they were separated a birth.  They are both hunting and fishing fanatics, neither ones cares much about sports, and they both have a love for Chevy’s.  Anyway, we invited them over for Rib eye roast and turtle cheesecake, yum!  Dinner was great, we really got to know them much more than we did.  After dinner, once we could pry the boys away from looking a gun statistics on the net, we went to Winchester finest establishment. the bowling alley.   Besides the fact you can still smoke there, we had a great time.  The first game, Ashely and I kicked butt!  Then we went a down hill after that and the boys took control.  Whatever, it was still an awesome night and hopefully we will get a chance to spend more time with them. 

Sunday, I spent most of the afternoon helping Casey with a Statistics test.  If you could call it helping, I haven’t had stats in over 5 years.  Monday, I was Sick after work..Tuesday, I skipped work because I was sick…and today I’m at work but not feeling a whole lot better.  Hopefully, a much better weekend is in the forecast

Elk Hunt

Casey got drawn for the KY elk hunt this year.   Only 400 get drawn and only 100 get a bull tag.   So we headed out to Bell Co, in between pineville and Harlan this past weekend to try and find one.   We saw 3 Saturday morning but they were not big enough so Casey wanted to wait.   Sunday morning right after day light, Casey saw the elk and shot it once it was in clear sight.   After 4 shots, it was down for the count but the bad news was it was down about 250-300 yards over a cliff!   The cliff was so steep you had to use your hands to climb up it.   There was no way that we could pull this 800-900 lbs animal up so we had to hire a rollback service to come and pull it out.   The roll back got stuck on the road (fourwheeler path) going to the elk and it took a while to get it out.   Once it got out, it took 3 hours to pull the elk up.   Then it got stuck leaving!   From the time Casey shot it to the time we got to Corbin was almost 6 hours!   It was rather cold out and it was packed with ice so the meat it still good.   It is a 5X5 but we didn’t get the offical weight and are guessing 800-900lbs.   A guy that we met hunting was an editer at Ducks unlimted magizine and was doing an article on elk hunting.   He got plently of pics and casey’s hunting story.   The article should appear next year about this time.   Casey is really excited and hopes to get drawn next year too.   I was suprised at what a good time I had.   THere were free-range cattle, wild horses, turkey, deer and elk all over the place so there was plently to look at.   Once we get it mounted, I will put up a pic of that.

Friday night

Last weekend, I went to Yamamoto’s with a my mom, Casey, my aunt, uncle and cousin.    Our chef was my cousin’s roommate so he said that he would take care of us.  We were served lobster tail, chicken, filet Mignon, scallops, shrimp, and salmon.  I had a bite of everything and took the other 2 lbs home.  As we were leaving, my tongue starting feeling very heavy and tingling, my face was on fire and I was very dizzy.  My mom insisted that I go to the doctor.  This was around 8:30 on a Friday night so there were no doctors or urgent care clinics open, so I ended up in the ER.  (fun way to spend a Friday night)  Anyway, I didn’t have to wait long to see the doctor (if you tell them your having trouble breathing, they seem to rush things along)  They gave me benedryl, a steroid, and told me I was probably having a reaction to seafood.  The doctor told me to be careful around seafood and try one thing at a time to see if I can tell what I’m having an allergy to. 

    I never realized how many things on menu’s revolve around seafood.    We went to Malone’s Saturday and almost all the appetizers had some type of seafood in them.  I just started getting into this whole sushi thing so if I am allergic, this will really put a damper on things.  I am going to an allergist next week for a 3 hour allergy test to see what I’m allergic too.  Fun day.  Hopefully, this will be celebrated with a trip to Myako’s for a wonderful Rock and Roll roll!

My blog!!

So I am finally getting into this blog thing.  I still don’t know how to add other people’s blogs or post pics or anything fancy, but I do know how to post something, so that’s about all you will be getting.  So for this first blog, I just want to say HI and let you know, hopefully, there will be more to come!