Just a few rambling thoughts and crafts from a mind that is full of both. I am talented in my mind but regularly run full throttle into the wall of procrastination. I have raised procrastination to an art form. A friend once told me I have a BS in BS and a minor in excuse making. If there is anyway to get out of doing my best, I will do my best to get out of it. Welcome to my saburban life. : ).. Lol.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Greaserama, Sleeperama and Breakfast at Tiffany's Oh My..

 Lots of events going on in KC this Labor Day weekend.
We have Santa Caligon Days in downtown Independence,
which is a mishmash of craft booths, food, games and some carnival rides,
squeezed together by large crowds, excessive heat and very little parking.  Lol.
We've got Irish Fest going on downtown at the Crowne Center Plaza,
which I would love to eventually go to.
We've got the Good Guys squeaky clean, polished hot rod show
and then there is Greasearama.
Greaserama is the don't bring your shiny car to our show.
If it's rusted out and has to be trailered in because it's not running?
You are welcome to stop by!  Lol.
My husband and his tbucket are there,
since he never finished the interior, and probably never will.
I spent last evening sipping Sangria and watching
Breakfast at Tiffany's with some of my wine mob friends
at the Fence Stile Winery.  It was awesome!
The sangria was delish!  The movie was great!
I'm so behind the times on certain things,
that was the first time I've seen the movie.  : )..
Loved it. 
However, I didn't get home and to sleep until after midnight,
and had be to up and getting ready for work by 330am
this morning.  Needless to say, I ran on caffeine all day.
Dutch went to Greaserama.
I went to Sleeperama.
Bought Milo a used basketball to play with (which he loved!),
and then I took a five hour nap.
I started a breakfast casserole in the crockpot and am
about ready to call it a night again.
It's another 330am wake up call.
Two more days and it'll be my weekend.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Hello My Name Is..

Love this song, heard it twice today,
once on the way to work,
once on the way back.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ooooh yeah!!! It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!

I ventured into one of our local Hyvee liquor departments
and started doing the happy dance!
They have stocked Windy Wine's
Peanut Butter & Jelly wine!
Yay!  So of course!
It has to be...
Peanut Butter Jelly Time!
And what better way to celebrate?
With the troops.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Welcome to the Helmick Nation!

The Rams chose to release Andy yesterday.  : (.  It could be because they want him to be on their practice squad as a backup or for next season.  After all the hard work he put in with them?  He deserves a spot on the roster.  Sooo.  We have decided to start promoting him with the Kansas City fans in hopes that the Chiefs saw something in him when they had him over for a practice before the NFL draft this year.  What better way to get him noticed?  How about another blogspot blog?

There we go.  : )..  Beware Rams!  Snooze you lose!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Aww Nuts.. : /..

I don't like what I saw on a website today.
It wasn't good news like we had hoped.
: (..  Sigh..

Even Grumpy Cat was disappointed..
: /..

Friday, August 23, 2013

Dizzy Bat Fun with Ram Rookies.. Lol..

It was the Ram Rookie initiation day yesterday,
and what better way to welcome them
to the team than to play dizzy bat
with ice water to boot?
Here's the rules and scoop.
The rookies had to run the ball a bit,
then take a bat, lean over with 
their head close to the end
and make 24 spins,
then run back down the field.  : )..
Or not, as demonstrated in these pics..
 Dizzy batter meets dizzy grass..
One down, one up but not for long.
Go Andy go!
And yup, he was one of the ones
meeting the dizzy grass.
: )..
Ooooor, as he put it,
"Was that you out there?"
"No.  Lol."

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Taters, Maters and Mullets.. Oh My!!

Had an awesome non-weekend weekend..
Now, I've got one 8 hour shift between me and
a weekend to recover from my
non-weekend weekend..
The Helmick Nation journeyed across
 the great state of Missouri to root
for Andrew Helmick's Ram debut.
What a debut it was!
7 minutes left in the game, the Rams
were down 19-0.
Andy finally got his shot.
His mom Jeanie and half of our crew
erupted in a cheer so loud from the lower level
that it caught the attention of the camera man and the
pressbox above.  Not only did they make the
game coverage?  They also showed Andy
on the field right after that talking
about how much support he had from family
and friends.  Awesome.
What could be even better than that? 
His first pass??
Second pass?
Batted down from a GB Packer defender,
although Andy almost managed to catch it!!
Third pass?
He picked up a couple more yards
before getting knocked
out of bounds.
All in all???
Such a great debut of a young man who defied the
odds and would never say never.
Whatever happens is in someone else's hands,
but lemme tell ya!  I think the Ram's
have seen so many great things from Andy.
They would be crazy not to keep him on that 53 man roster!
My favorite souvenier from the game..  : )..
Other activities this weekend included a Sunday
morning brunch at a local St. Louis winery,
trips past a farm selling "Taters and Maters!"
and a gas station selling mullets.

It was a long drive, a great time
and then a long drive with wine stops here
and there.  One more day and
then I can rest..  : )..

Friday, August 16, 2013

Game On Tomorrow! : )..

Gotta get rested up for the trip tomorrow.  : )..
So excited to support my friends
Jeanie and Andrew in his
quest to make the Ram's roster for this season!
Go Andy Go!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

One More Day..

Watch out St. Louis!
Helmick Nation is coming to town!
One more day and we get to see
Andy in his first Ram's
preseason game!
Cant wait!
Here's a link to the St. Louis Post Dispatch's
latest article on him..
Go Andy Go!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Why I never swim in anything but a concrete pond.. Lol..

You're a little shark, just out to get a little bait dangling in front of ya..
When all of a sudden..  A bigger shark eats you and the bait whole..
Mind you, I love to swim, but nooo thank you..
I'll just stay in the boat..

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A great day..

Worked my 8 hour shift and got off
early enough to enjoy the day..
 Checked in with Ladoga Ridge Winery to
see if they would be harvesting grapes
again soon.  I certainly hope so!
 I had such a great time last year! 
This wine came from grapes I helped gather..
 Would love to have some shrimp..  : )..
Ummm hmmm!
 And found out that my friend's son is back
in the game, trying to make a spot
on the St. Louis Ram's 53 man roster.
He's definitely making a name for himself out
there, including this great one-handed touchdown catch.
We get to go to St. Louis next weekend to
see his first preseason game!
Can't wait!
Go Andy Go!!
Helmick Nation is on it's way to support ya!

Friday, August 9, 2013

It's Red Friday.. And that means..

 The Chiefs 1st Preseason game is here!
 Complete with new additions
Alex Smith, formerly from the San Francisco 49er's..
 And my favorite MU Tiger..
Chase Daniels!!
Go Chase!
Nooo.  Really come on Chase!
(He.. Umm.. Had a rough first game..)
(Still had some passes..)
(And at least he didn't have any interceptions!)
(Still head and shoulders above Palko
from a few seasons ago.  That QB couldn't figure
out what team he played for.  Kept throwing
interceptions like a gaggle of 2 year olds
fighting over a cookie..)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I need it!! Lol.

I need to stay away from informercials.
: )..  Lol.  However, until that happens?
I could really use one of these!

I love fluffy cheese omelets!
My husband loves apple pie!
I love poached eggs!
I love shrimp scampi!
I neeeeed one.
Or two.
Informercials are dangerous!
I could spend way too much money on these
handy little gadgets!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Now that's how to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Cool Temps..
Gray skies..
No rain..
Sweet breezes..
Great friends..
 Vidal Sangria with mango,
peaches, limes and lemons.. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

So worn out..

On top of starting my 5am shift this week,
I've been sticking around doing four hours of overtime
in my old department to help out since they are short handed.
Whew.  I am ready for my two days off.
For now?
Here's a little wet dog humor for ya.
Lol.  : )..

Friday, August 2, 2013

Lovin this song right now..

I still think Keith Urban's hair was one of my favorite
things on American Idol this season.
He will be back and possibly joined by JLo again.
And of course, my favorite thing about this year?
Candice Glover!  : )
Oooh yeah.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

No! You don't need anymore notebooks!

So I've known that I'm a little OCD when it comes
to notebooks and pens, but today it really
came to light.  I kept thinking
that I needed more notebooks and pens
despite the fact that I've definitely got plenty of both.
My inner inbound operator was sparring with my inner
outbound operator this afternoon in a lively
debate over what supplies I might need,
including one quip, "No! You don't need more notebooks!"
in a Tony Montoya voice.  Lol.
K.  I've decided that my 0500-1330 shift either has
me suffering from lack of sleep, or I was
super happy that I got off work at 1:30pm.
I've also decided that this means my husband has watched
Scarface a few too many times around me.
It's kinda like OMG - I'm OCD with a little
ADD tossed in for good meas-Hey there's the FD!ure.
Thought that I was going to have to watch my speed this morning
on the way to work too, but realized every time I looked
I was going 10 miles under the speed limit.
It's going to take a while to get used to that 0500 start,
but I'm definitely loving the early end.  : )..