Sunday, November 30, 2008

Turkey Day Weekend Winds Down

Hi Everyone! I hope that you have all had sensational weekends so far. This is the end and then it is back to our normal weekly duties tomorrow.

I just got back from dropping Carrie and Dan off at the airport for their trip home. I get so emotional, I sat there with tears running down my face, Carrie just smiled at me and wiped one of those tears off in such a sweet sisterly way. Where is she now that I am doing it again? LOL Luckily it will be a few more weeks and they will be back here for Christmas, I can't wait for that.

Looks like Rene's family will make it up here for Christmas as well and I know he is very happy about that. Valerie had a great time on Thanksgiving with us and boy can that chick eat. I don't think we had any turkey left after she got through, of course she had a lot of help too. LOL She was very happy that her Cowboys and Longhorns won. We will see today if her Texas team will get to play in the Big 12 championship game. USC beat Notre Dame last night, Yea!!! All they have to do is beat UCLA, those stinkers, sorry Michelle, next week and the Rose Bowl is there's again. I hope that happens cause I will get to go.

Today, it is rest and relaxation day. Valerie may come over later. We spent the majority of the day together yesterday going out shopping and then coming back here to watch some of the football games. You should see the way the guys oogle over her when she walks by. That girl sure has it goin' on!

If you haven't noticed, on my sidebar I have put a link to vote in the People's choice awards coming up in about a month, and of course I am campaigning for Carrie Underwood to win. She is nominated for two awards. If you feel so inclined, please go and vote and don't forget Carrie! : )

Anyway, that is about all for now. Hope you will all have a fantastic Sunday and here's wishing you a very happy week ahead. Luv ya! TTFN

You Are an Impulse Shopper

When you go shopping, you have no set strategy. You just browse until something catches your eye.

You like sales, but you mostly like them because they're an excuse to shop.

Of all the types, you are the most likely to be a shopaholic. You can't stop shopping!

You're not the kind of person who makes a list or plans what to buy. So sometimes you end up with too much stuff.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone! Hope you are off to a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. It should be a fantastic one around here. My sister and brother-in-law arrived late yesterday afternoon and I met them at the airport. For some reason I was extra emotional and I couldn't stop the tears from flowing with joy to see Carrie. I love my big sis soooo much.
I want to wish each and everyone of my dear friends, online and off, the most fantastic of Thanksgivings. If everyone looks into their lives I'm sure you could come up with a big list of things to be thankful for. Enjoy your meals, the football, and whatever else you have planned in this quite unique American holidays. Love ya! TTFN

You Are a Pilgrim

Like the pilgrims, you've felt persecuted for your beliefs from time to time.

You have a strong sense of right and wrong. Your morality sometimes makes you feel out of step with the modern world.

You may not go as far as moving across the world, but you still identify with the pilgrims.

Well, except for the whole stealing land and killing Indians thing.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hump Day Tuesday Thoughts

Hi everyone! Here it is Hump Day Tuesday night. One more day to go and the four day Thanksgiving holiday is here. I have so much to be thankful for this year. Great friends, great career, great online friends, and not least my wonderful family. I cannot wait until tomorrow night when I go to the airport to pick up my Sister and Brother in Law. I am chomping at the bit to see Carrie. Can't you tell?

I did get some kinda not so good news from a family member today. My cousin Michelle. She broke up with her husband, well, kinda kicked him out of the house because of something he was doing, and it wasn't cheating. No one in their right mind would cheat on her because she is so sweet and beautiful. I don't want to go into details as to why, but could you all keep her and her two children in your thoughts and prayers. She told me she was thinking about coming back home to California. Only time will tell if that happens. I feel so bad for her and the kids, especially with the holidays coming, but there was no reason for her to put off what she had to do because of that. I support her decision 100 percent. I love you Michelle. xoxoxo

I just chatted with Valerie a couple of minutes ago. She seems a little down because this will be the first Thanksgiving she has ever spent without her family. I will do my best to make sure she is well taken care of and that she will feel plenty of love on Thursday. Rene is missing his parents as well. They moved back to Mexico a couple of years ago. He wants us to go their for Christmas. Maybe we can go for a couple of days, but I guess that is one thing that I am selfish about, spending time with my family that time of year. I'm trying to get him to get them to come here. Would be delightful if that happened.
I wanted to congratulate Carrie Underwood for winning an AMA on Sunday for the best Country Album. She is so darn talented and beautiful. Way to go Carrie. I guess you can see there are two Carries in my life. LOL
I saw on myspace my friend Brandi was touting that her gas was really really cheap in Houston. It is still over $2 a gallon here. I hate you Brandi . . .LOL . ..Jk of course. Gas prices sure have come down, I don't mean to be pessimistic, cause that is not in my nature, but aren't you like me, just waiting for the other shoe to drop and for those prices to just shoot up ridiculously again? Someone on CNBC the other morning had a good idea, he said with all the profits the oil companies are having maybe they should pitch in and help bail out the auto industry here in the U.S. I thought that made a lot of sense since both of those industries go hand in hand with one another.

Well, I think that is about all for tonight. Hope you have a great Wednesday and that your holidays are off to a fabulous start. Luv ya! TTFN

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Much to Say and Thank You

Hi Everyone! How are you this fine Saturday? I hope well and having fun and possibly not reading this until after your fun is over with.

Nothing truly exciting has happened this week. Just your average, typical, run of the mill weeks. No USC football this week, they will be taking on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish next week and I will be there!! I am rooting for Arizona to knock off those pesky Beavers from Oregon St. today so we will have the inside track to the Rose Bowl.

Rene is busy working already today. Between work, class, and studying, that man is so very busy, puts me to shame. I have the sense that I am a lazy bones next to him these days. I'm proud of him trying to better himself and I think he is proud of himself as well.

My sister Carrie will be down this week for Thanksgiving and again on Christmas. I can't wait to see her. It seems like forever since I have seen her. She is doing pretty well these days having a normal life after what she went through physically at the end of last year. I just can't wait to hug her, I do so miss spending time with her. You take for granted all the times you have when you are young, when you see one another every day, but when life changes, and that happens a lot as I have found out, one becomes so much more sentimental of the past and you want to make every second in the present one that counts more than the last. I'm getting teary eyed thinking of what might have happened and so very thankful that it didn't and that I will get to see her in just a few short days.

Valerie will be coming with us to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family since she won't be going to Texas to see hers. She is bummed about that and misses her family very much. She will get to see them on Christmas, but this is the longest she has been away from her mom and dad in her life. She is such a sweet person.
Last, but certainly not least, I wanted to thank Terri at
Memories and Sweet Serenity for passing along an award to me. She is so sweet and sincere and if you haven't been on over to her blog then by all means please do so. It is very nice to be recognized for just being yourself. When someone sees you the way that you work hard at being, then you know you are doing something right in life. I will put the link to this award here but I don't think I could possibly find enough space in this entry to list everyone I think deserving of this award and I am limited to only five. Many of the people I am very fond of and enjoy their writing have already be recognized for these awards as well. Thank you so much Terri and forgive me if I don't exactly follow suit. I do so appreciate your recognition.

Well that is about all for today . . . I know, you are thinking dang Allison you have been long winded today! LOL Sometimes you just can't stop me once I get started, I can be like the Energizer bunny in that respect, I do like to talk. Anyway, have a very happy weekend. Luv ya! TTFN

Thanksgiving Horoscope for Leo

You're the sign most likely to arrive fashionably late - and still get all the attention!

Your signature dish: Anything you've bought at a grocery store that you try to pass off as your own

Your signature dessert: Creme Brulee

This holiday: Make sure to talk to everyone at Thanksgiving. People are dying for your attention.

I don't think I agree with this horoscope, but they never lie do they? LOL Well maybe my best dish is store bought, shhhh, don't tell anyone! : )

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Evening

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for worrying about me, but I was in no way near the fires to the extent that I was in any danger. The closest fire was about ten miles away. We did get our share of smoke but I feel really bad for all of those that lost their homes and are displaced. If you want to help in anyway I urge you to donate to the Red Cross.

I had an Ok Monday. I had a couple cancellations so I had time to do some extra reading and a few topics that pertain to a couple of my clients so that was good. I never seem to get enough time in the day to put in some extra studying.

Rene is still working his job, but he did start schooling but is going to take it slow. His work offered him more money to stay on and they want to groom him to be a store general manager. So he is conflicted, he does love the home improvement business. I think he is really good when it comes to people and customers. I thought I was too, but it can bet very tedious and some people just go out of their way to try to make you miserable. I am so much more happy doing what I am doing now.

Well everyone, that is about all I have for tonight. Hope you will all have very happy weeks and if you haven't already done so shoot Donna
Ds Designs and Other Things a get well message and tell her that she is missed. I'm sure she will appreciate it and maybe it will hasten her recovery time. Luv ya! TTFN

Your Sexuality is Dutch

The average Dutch person first has sex at age 17.

And the average number of partners is 7.

44% of Dutch people say they like to try new things in bed.

40% of Dutch people have had sex in their parents' bedroom.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fires Here in So Cal

Hi everyone. Hope you are having a happy weekend so far. It isn't such a happy one here in Southern California with all of the fires going on. The Sylmar fire really isn't too far from here. Over 600 homes have been lost, and they just said that this fire is being treated as a crime scene which would indicate arson. The Santa Ana winds are now supposed to last until tomorrow sometime.
There are also fires in Corona, Yorba Linda, and that one up near Santa Barbara as well. It is so sad to see all of this devestation and made even worse when some criminal decides he want for people to suffer. If someone were to die at this fire, God forbid, it would be treated as murder for the person or persons that may have set it.
Watching the TV right now and it is so very sad. People talking about losing their homes, I can't even imagine how that feels and I hope I never do. There are many evacuations, road closures, rolling blackouts and power outages, and 75 mile per hour winds have taken its toll in the LA area.

Anyway, please pray for these people, they need it and I hope you all have a good weekend. Luv ya! TTFN

Monday, November 10, 2008

Weekend, Friendship, Survey

Hi everyone! Hope you had a good weekend and a Happy Monday as well.

As you know I hoped Val get moved into her new apartment in Glendale and she is happy as heck. That chick had a grin from ear to ear all weekend. She is such a joy to be around. I do want to say it was very sad to see that a mutual friend of ours decided to leave some not so nice comments on our blogs and on myspace. Jealousy can be a very bad thing and I hope that you will get over it soon so we can all be happy friends again. I'd hate for you to think that I have forgotten you and that my friendship with Val has anything to do with ours that is negative. You know I love you and always will and I hope that we can talk soon.

It was a bit of a hectic day at work today. Scheduling miscues and a comedy of errors led to mass confusion, well maybe not mass confusion but you know what I mean. Once you upset the apple cart the rest can fall like dominos. At first the little things started getting to me and frustration set in but after a while I figured that it was well beyond my control and just chilled as best as I could. Now I just look on the day as one in many that I will live and a short while from now it won't mean anything. I guess that is the best way to view life, 100 years from now no one will know the difference of our daily lives, so live today as best you can and enjoy it likewise.

I'm sure chatty tonight for some reason. I heard about a friend of mine I met over the internet wasn't doing so well and she has had health problems that don't seem to be getting better and they are very serious. Would you all be so kind to keep her in your prayers . . . she lives in Kansas City, MO. Thank you so much.

I think it is time to go, but of course the former survey ho of J-land that now resides in Bloggerville will leave you a little blogthings survey for you consumption. Have a happy Tuesday. Luv ya! TTFN

What Your Height Says About You

You are a warm, outgoing person. You are a very social creature.

You value harmony, and you often play the role of mediator.

You are a very real and honest person. You know how to kindly tell people the truth.

You crave love and approval. Luckily, you are a very easy person to love.

You are about as tall as the average Australian woman.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Today and Our New Blog

Hi Everyone. I hope you all had a nice weekend followed by a better than decent Monday. It was a pretty good day for me. Nothing overly exciting happened I was just in a good mood for some reason and generally happy all day. I felt like Snow White with all the forrest animals coming to my aid full of happiness. LOL Sounds silly huh? That's me.

I wanted to stop by and let you know that me and Valerie have decided to do a blog together. At first I was going to let her post with me here but she insisted on us doing a separate one. So without further adieu here is the link.

Val and Ally's Collaberation

I hope it goes better than my Dear Ally journal. Maybe me and Val can give advice together. Who knows what will go on there. If you have any suggestion please suggest . . . we could sure use the input.

Hope you will all have a happy Tuesday. Luv ya! TTFN

You Are a Moderate Mama

You're not overly political, and your views fall more with the American mainstream.

In fact, it may be difficult for you to decide who to vote for at times!

Your approach to politics is reasoned and well though out.