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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Now see this will brighten your day....

It will brighten your day even if you do get up and its still cold and read your email and see that your lunch with a blogger bud is cancelled cause she works and is not in retirment like you and you are sitting on the couch and see out of the corner of the blind something that is falling from the sky. You blink...blink blink blink...."what was that?" you say to yourself and then you see it again so you get up and open the blinds and see it....SNOW! Beautiful fluffy white flakes falling ever so gently.....that you will have to SHOVEL! Yeah see, even though you wake up to that....this will still brighten your day. What is it you ask?? Well just looky here....

Brittany gave this to me! And you know the little post she wrote when she received it - I could have wrote the exact same thing so what am I gonna do - well I am gonna "post lift*" it (yes, that is a new word made up by me...feel free to lift it for yourself). So here we go:

"I have to admit, I am a nerd, and I always get so excited when I get awards or when people just comment on my posts. I actually will call my hubby at work and say "I have 20 comments" or "someone likes me and gave me an award." All while, I am sure, his eyes are glazing over and he's thinking "why in the world did I marry this woman?" And then he remembers I have a nice.... sense of humor.

Anyway- for some reason Brittany believes I am Excellent!! :) Thanks, for thinking I am excellent and thanks to anyone who actually reads this blog! :) I appreciate it."

See.....she said it perfectly - I couldn't have said it any better. Well not with out coffee and not while snow (that I will have to SHOVEL) is falling.

Now....I get to pass this along to other EXCELLENT blogs.....Oh there are so many indeed.

Katie - yes, even though you cancelled lunch with me today (a fact that I completely understand but will continue to give you crap about - see that is why you love me) I still think you are deserving!

The Monogram Queen herself - I pink puffy heart you so.....

Sheri and Suzan over at Celebrating Women. Ladies, ya'll are too funny.

Shell even though you don't post daily after the semester starts...I still think you are pretty excellent (yeah, say it like Bill and Ted)

Tommiea - my OCD FlyLady friend who I would love to hire just to come and organize my are excellent (Say it like Wayne and Garth - from Wayne's World).

Just go to anybody that's over there in the blogroll (that I need to update) - they are all excellent - otherwise, why would I read them?

So THANK YOU Brittany for making my day, even though the snow has almost stopped falling and while it is only a dusting I am still gonna have to SHOVEL the driveway......

OH and ummmm just roll your mouse over the names and click - they are linked but the colors for links don't change on the new template.

**Post lift - in the scrappin and cardmaking world, when someone posts a pick of a layout or card that you want to copy you say you are going to "scraplift" the idea. I thought it would be appropriate for blogging as well.

Cheeky who is gonna sing....Hmmmmmm (I am gonna have to start taking requests I think)...I am gonna sing some Hank Williams Sr. because #1 I can and #2 a new reader hearts him and so do I and #3 the thought of going out in Minus 4 temps (not windchill) and shoveling even a dusting of snow makes me wanna cry a tear in my beer.....

There's a tear in my beer
Cause Im cryin for you,
Dear you are on my lonely mind.
Into these last nine beers
I have she'd a million tears.
You are on my lonely mind
Im gonna keep on sittin here
Until Im petriified.
And then maybe these tears
Will leave my eyes.
There's a tear in my beer
Cause Im crying for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind.

Last night I walked the floor
And the night before
You are on my lonely mind.
It seems my life is through
And Im so doggone blue
You are on my lonely mind.
Im gonna keep on sittin here
Till I can't move a toe
And then maybe my heart
Wont hurt me so.
There's a tear in my beer
Cause Im cryin for you, dear.
You are on my lonely mind.

Lord, Ive tried and Ive tried
But my tears I can't hide
You are (were? ) on my lonely mind.
All these blues that Ive found
Have really got me down
You are on my lonely mind
Im gonna keep on drinkin till I can't even think
Cause in the last week I aint slept a wink
There's a tear in my beer
Cause Im crying for you dear
You are on my lonely mind.

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Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 9:01 AM :: 19 Singing with Cheeky

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I just want to know....HOW

How does the windchill change by 70 degrees in 24 hours? How? Monday it was like 43. It felt like 43. Yesterday, the windchill....MINUS 30! How does that happen? Currently it is 18 below actual temp and the windchill is MINUS 40! So because its soooo cold the kids are on a 2 hour delay. So, we slept in. And while man child usually walks to school I will be driving him today. I am sure I will have to let the car warm up for like half an hour or something.

Yesterday, I spent all day at Archivers in the crop room. I had myself a grand ol time and got lots of scrappin done. I love it when that happens.

Today, I am feeling a little domestic. I don't know why. So I think I will be doing domestic things today - well not ALL day but until something else grabs my attention. I am certainly NOT going outside unless I have to.

Cheeky - who is trying to think warm thoughts - is singing a little Norah Jones today...Cold Cold Heart (Oh and did ya know Norah's version is a remake from Hank Williams??? - you didn't? Well, now ya do!)

I've tried so hard, my dear, to show that you're my every dream
Yet you're afraid each thing I do is just some evil scheme
A memory from your lonesome past keeps us so far apart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?

Another love before my time made your heart sad and blue
And so my heart is payin' for things I didn't do
In anger, unkind words I say that make the teardrops start
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?

Another love before my time made your heart sad and blue
And now I know your heart is shackled to a memory
The more I learn to care for you, the more we drift apart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?


Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 9:14 AM :: 23 Singing with Cheeky

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

OK OK so I am a dork

I know this. I don't try to hide it. I have embraced my dorkdom! I like goofy movies from the 80's. I like goofy movies from the 80's that are also musicals. Case in point. Xanadu. (Shell, quit rolling your eyes at me!)

Yes, you read that correctly. Xanadu. As a kid, I had the soundtrack. On vinyl and it was cool (Shut up it was cool!). I knew all the songs (well duh like you thought any differently). ELO and Olivia Newton-John. Never was there a better pairing except for maybe John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John but I digress....back to Xanadu.

So, I was in my craft room yesterday watching Xanadu on Netflix Watch Instantly (have I told you how much I lurve me some watch instantly? Cause I do!) while I was doing a few cards (which by the way are pictured over on my craft blog - Cheeky's pages - over there in the blogroll - go check it out). I amazed myself that I remembered EVERY.SINGLE.SONG......WORD.FOR.WORD.....NOTE.FOR.NOTE. I haven't heard these songs in well over 20 years (probably more actually - I am sure it has been longer - oh lord I am old) and I knew every single word. AND YES, I sang them out loud! No, no one was here to hear me - it was their loss I guess cause I was good. Reeeeaaaal Goooood!

Yes, the movie itself was a little on the cheesy side. Ok a lot on the cheesy side. But the music - ahhhhh the music! And as I watched it I was taken back with every scene. I instantly remembered the album cover that I had and the screen shots that were pictured. Gene Kelly dancing and roller skating. I even forgot that one of the dancers from Solid Gold (the black chick that always had the really loooooong braids and was so cool and such a good dancer - well for the 80's - ya'll remember Solid Gold don't ya?) and the dude from Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo was in it too (see I told ya I know way too much of this pop culture stuff). It was just.....just ......just so Xanadu! Made me want to put on my roller skates (the four wheel kind) and boogie oogie oogie till I just can't boogie no more! And is it me or does Michael Beck (who plays Sonny Malone) look a weee bit like Heath Ledger (RIP)?

But the music - the songs. I can't believe I loved all this cheesy stuff. And cheesy it is - but I don't care - I.LOVE.IT. Do you hear me? Let me say it again - I.LOVE.IT. Magic. I'm Alive. Suddenly (with Cliff Richard). Suspended In Time (one of my favs). Dancin'. Don't Walk Away. All over the World. Oh I love them all!!!!

Xanadu! Ahhhhhh I think I will be watching this one on a regular basis - oh not for the cinematography or the acting skills. But just to hear the music (unless of course someone wants to send me a copy of the soundtrack...hint hint hint) cause that would be so way cool.

Cheeky who is singing....well know you want to - come on embrace your inner dorkdom - sing out loud with me!

A place where nobody dared to go
The love that we came to know
They call it Xanadu

And now
Open your eyes and see
What we have made is real
We are in Xanadu

A million lights are dancing
And there you are
A shooting star
An everlasting world
And you're here with me

Xanadu, Xanadu,
(now we are here)
In Xanadu
Xanadu, Xanadu,
(now we are here)
In Xanadu

Xanadu, your neon lights will shine
For you, Xanadu

The love
The echoes of long ago
You needed the world to know
They are in Xanadu

The dream
That came through a million years
That lived on through all the tears
It came to Xanadu

A million lights are dancing
And there you are
A shooting star
An everlasting world
And you're here with me

Xanadu, Xanadu,
(now we are here)
In Xanadu
Xanadu, Xanadu,
(now we are here)
In Xanadu

Now that I'm here
Now that you're near in Xanadu
Now that I'm here
Now that you're near in Xanadu


Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 7:03 AM :: 22 Singing with Cheeky

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Monday, January 28, 2008

So how was your weekend?? Mine started out in style with a little shrimp, a little lobster, some lemon butter and some Garth Brooks - in that order! I heart me some lobster! I heart me some Garth Brooks too! I have had the opportunity to see him live and in concert and it was one of the best shows I have ever seen so I was really excited to know that he was doing a live show on TV. If you ever get the chance to go see him - you should.

Saturday was our usual run around and do errands day. Then to top it off I made a killer chicken casserole. Not very light in the calorie department but I suspect I could use the lower fat versions of a few things but not this time. To make up for the fat I added a few veggies to the recipe - you know to counter act the additional calories.

Sunday it was an early rise day. I had to see Mr. Cheeky off to the airport for more travel. Sunday afternoon we went to the movies. The kids saw The Pirates That Don't Do Anything and I saw Untraceable. It was pretty decent. I am not sure why it got an R rating though. Maybe I am just de-sensitized from all my horror movie watching days but I didn't think it was all that bad.

So let me share a few observations from the weekend with you:

* While watching the Terminator II on TV this weekend, I realized that a dirt bike has like 20 gears and the dude will go through them all when being chased. Seriously, watch it and see how many times he changes gears all while speeding ahead.

* When the temps reach the twenties I will go out without a coat on and think that it feels like spring.

* When it reaches the thirties its time to open the windows for fresh air (we didn't of course but I was tempted).

* I have reached the point that I must do something with this hair. I think I am going to take care of that this week.

* Eric Braeden does a much better job of acting in Y&R than he does in Titanic.

* Every time I look at my new template it makes me smile.


Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 7:32 AM :: 20 Singing with Cheeky

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Friday, January 25, 2008

I just can't put my finger on it

Hmmmm.... something looks a little different around here but I just can't put my finger on it. Hmmmmmmmm Bwhahahahaha!

So welcome to my new digs. Whatcha think? Personally, I think its me! Now I would LOVE to take credit for this but I can't. Well, I could but it just wouldn't be honest. I would even like to take credit for the design, nope, can't do that either. I will take credit for finding the person that did it though - yep that was all me!!! Me, me me!

So before I do anything else MIA GIRL YOU ROCK! THANK YOU so much for doing this for me. I LOVE IT!

I have been looking around for a while wanting something new for my little piece of the blogesphere. I have always admired Mia's work and asked her if she wouldn't mind coming up with a little something for me. And Voila!

So come on in, look around and tell me what you think!

Cheeky who is singing a little David Bowie.....

(turn and face the strange)
Don't want to be a richer man
(turn and face the strange)
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I cant trace time

Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 8:10 AM :: 28 Singing with Cheeky

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

I could pimp her out for an alarm system

So the other night I am making a quick dinner. Chops, baked beans, julienne potatos. Everything was cooking away and so I decided that things were ok and I turned to change the trash bag. As I had my hand buried in the bag moving things around to add a little more before taking it out, and as I was emptying coffee grounds into the bag, I hear this coming from the teenage daughter who was sitting at the island in the kitchen:

TD: Mom...Mom....Mom....Mom....(not Mom look, not Mom the pot is boiling over, not Mom you need to do something, no just Mom....Mom....Mom....)

Cheeky: (Ignoring the constant annoying tone of her voice as she says Mom....Mom....Mom....) I mean she sees that I am busy with my hands in coffee grounds why is she bugging me with her Mom.....Mom....Mom.....

So finally I look up at her with an irritated "What!?" and then she the pot on the stove....that is boiling over with savory cheesey goodness. My hands are not ones that need to be near the food with out being washed first. I look at teenage daughter and say

Cheeky: "Well, take care of it"
TD: (with a blank look on her face) Well what do I do?

As the pot continues to boil over cheesey goodness. I quickly do a wipe of the hands and take care of the issue as the teenage daughter just looks on cause you know its just going to magically take care of itself as you sat there saying Mom.....Mom.....Mom....

Cheeky who is convinced that even though teenage daughter is a brunette I swear she has blonde roots. Singing a little Steve Miller Band.....

I heat up, I can't cool down
You got me spinnin'
'Round and 'round
'Round and 'round and 'round it goes
Where it stops nobody knows

Every time you call my name
I heat up like a burnin' flame
Burnin' flame full of desire
Kiss me baby, let the fire get higher

I want to reach out and grab ya

You make me hot, you make me sigh
You make me laugh, you make me cry
Keep me burnin' for your love
With the touch of a velvet glove

I want to reach out and grab ya

I feel the magic in your caress
I feel magic when I touch your dress
Silk and satin, leather and lace
Black panties with an angel's face

I see magic in your eyes
I hear the magic in your sighs
Just when I think I'm gonna get away
I hear those words that you always say

I want to reach out and grab ya

Every time you call my name
I heat up like a burnin' flame
Burnin' flame full of desire
Kiss me baby, let the fire get higher

I heat up, I can't cool down
My situation goes 'round and 'round
I heat up, I can't cool down
My situation goes 'round and 'round
I heat up, I can't cool down
My situation goes 'round and 'round


Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 7:32 AM :: 21 Singing with Cheeky

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I stoled it.

Stolen from the Monogram Queen herself - Patti!!!

Finish the sentence with the 1st thought that comes to your mind.

I know....the secret

I believe...truth is stranger than fiction

I fought....too much - glad that is over now

I am angered....sometimes by nothing at all (but you usually get a warning)

I husband and kids

I need....a second honeymoon

I take.....mental notes - I used to remember them all

I hear....the cats playing

I drink....not enough - WATER

I hate....not knowing what I want to do when I grow up

I use.... any excuse to be silly

I carpet the house

I like.....being silly

I feel....content

I wear....lounge pants, t-shirt (or sometimes long sleeve t's but not today), my granny sweater (I have two and I heart them), and slippers. (Hey! I am retired!)

I left....the comfort of my warm bed to come downstairs and blog

I pink puffy heart my blogger buds

I hope....the contentment stays for a long time

I dream....of winning the lottery and traveling the globe

I drive....a 2005 Altima SE with 3.5 liter engine - Charcoal gray with leather interior AND heated seats to keep my tushy warm that has been paid for - for 2 years and I LOVE IT!

I all kinds of music - depends on my mood

I type..... fast

I think.... too much sometimes

I need... to thaw out

I wish... we would hit the lottery for a few million

I am.... more sensitive to some things than I should be

I regret.... some things but not much

I care.... what people think of me

I should....lose weight

I am.... dreading the thought of getting on the treadmill after this post

I said....I would and I did

I wonder....what people will remember about me

I changed....for the better

I the drop of a hat.

I lose.... stuff all the time and it drives me batty - I think the kids move it to mess with me

I leave... this post to find my tennis shoes to get on the treadmill......ugh


Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 9:01 AM :: 14 Singing with Cheeky

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I really am just a big ol kid - you know this right?

So this weekend, I was downstairs in my craft room and in the "zone". I was finishing up two card orders (Moi, Mommy Gina - they are in the mail to you today!). I was working it. Then the internet went out and I could no longer listen to XM radio or watch Law and Order SVU online. What's a girl to do use the radio? Well, I figured it out. I went and grabbed two DVD's. South Park, the first season and The Muppets first season. I so totally pink puffy heart the Muppets (seriously I do, I even did a Thursday Thirteen about it in '06 (Click HERE to check it out). So I chose the Muppets.

Now, I was thinking that I would just have it on in the background and sing along and keep my crafting mojo. Ummm that would be a big fat NO. I HAD to watch every episode on the disc (there are 4 discs in the set). I HAD to pay attention. Have you ever watched the original Muppet Show as an adult? There are some subtle things in there for adults that I never picked up as a kid. I found myself not only singing out loud but I was actually LAUGHING out loud to this show. It is truly wonderful. (OH and ummm Daddy or Mr. Cheeky - if you are reading this and wondering what you can get me for V-day......I NEED the second season of the Muppets on DVD. Its the one with Miss Piggy on the cover. They have it at Wally World or Target - just giving you some suggestions - you can talk amongst yourselves on who is going to get it....hehehe).

So, yesterday afternoon I was thinking about this show and remembering my favorites. I love them all (Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Elton John, Leo Sayer and many many more). I really do but one of my truly favorites was when Liberace was a guest star. I have always liked him - and he really was Mr. Showmanship!

Cheeky - who is still channeling her inner kid and singing (the lyrics are below so if you don't know it - even though SHOULD).....

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it,
And look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

All of us under its spell,
We know that it's probably magic...

... Have you been half asleep? And have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
... Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same
I've heard it too many times to ignore it
It's something that I'm s'posed to be...
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

Laa, da daa dee da daa daa,
La laa la la laa dee daa doo...


Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 7:45 AM :: 19 Singing with Cheeky

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Monday, January 21, 2008

So I am a little late in posting today

Why? you ask. Cause I was being tortured early this morning and I am just now getting to wear I can talk about it. Yes, it was time for my bi-annual trip to the torture master otherwise known as the dentist. Ya'll know how much I can't stand going to the dentist. It was just for a cleaning but it doesn't matter. I leave the office feeling so exhausted because I am so stressed while I am there. But its over now so let's move on shall we? MMMMkay!

So this weekend was pretty uneventful. Stayed in as much as possible. I spent a lot of time in my craft room and ordered some supplies for my V-day cards online. We did go across the street to play some games with the neighbors which was fun. Coming home after midnight in minus 12 or lower degrees is not.

OH and look at this ya'll.....

Miss Petula gave this to me. I will be passing it on but not today because its after 10 and I didn't eat breakfast before going to the dentist and I need sustenance!

Cheeky - who can't sing this morning because she keeps running her tongue over her teeth like that blonde chick in the Pearl Drops commercial from the 80's!


Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 11:13 AM :: 20 Singing with Cheeky

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Happy Anniversary AND Its just a weeee bit chilly

First and foremost -

HAPPY 40TH ANNIVERSARY to my Mom and Dad! Enjoy your dinner tonight at McDonald's!

So I was watching the weather and I see that tomorrow's HIGH is MINUS 3 degrees (that doesn't include windchill). So what I am I doing this weekend? Keeping my happy butt INSIDE! As a matter of fact, manchild has hockey practice tomorrow morning at 6AM! Guess who is not going? That is just too early (we would have to get up at 5) and too cold (remember the HIGH is minus 3 so it will be significantly colder at 5am).

Even though its pretty cold today too, I am going to brave the wind and I am going to the craft store! Wish me luck! OK OK I might go get groceries too (I usually go on Saturdays but ummmm I don't see that happening tomorrow).

So what are your plans for the weekend? And just let me tell ya now if it involves something warm and sunny you can just keep it to yourself - unless of course you plan on sending me a plane ticket to come and join you.

Cheeky - who is cold but still singing.....The Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin

All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.

California dreaming
On such a winter's day

Stopped into a church
I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees
And I pretend to pray
You know the preacher like the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay

All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day
If I didn't tell her
I could leave today


Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 7:31 AM :: 32 Singing with Cheeky

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Little bit of Thursday Fun

I saw this on a blog several days or maybe even a week ago and decided I wanted to do it. So here we go...

The rules:
1. Put your music player on Shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER WHAT. (This is in capital letters, so it is very serious.)

1. IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY? There and Back Again (by Daughtry)
3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? Sharing the Night Together (by Dr. Hook)
4. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? I Will Survive (by Gloria Gaynor)
5. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE? Patience (by Guns N Roses)
6. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO? Thank you for Loving Me (by Bon Jovi)
7. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? Always Something There to Remind Me (by Naked Eyes)
8. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS? I Would Die 4 U (by Prince)
9. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN? Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars (by Bon Jovi)
10. WHAT IS 2+2? Paralyzer (by Finger Eleven)
11. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND? Tequila Makes her Clothes Fall Off (by Joe Nichols)
12. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE? Hard Habit to Break (by Chicago)
13. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? Total Eclipse of the Heart (by Bonnie Tyler)
14. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Ice Cream Man (by Van Halen)
15. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE? Given Him Something He Can Feel (by EnVouge)
16. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? You Were Mine (by Dixie Chicks)
17. WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING? One Night Love Affair (by Brian Adams)
18. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? If I Could Turn Back Time (by R. Kelly)
19. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST? My Humps (by Black Eyed Peas)
20. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET? None of Your Business (by Salt n Pepa)
21. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS? Modern Love (by David Bowie)
22. WHAT SHOULD YOU POST THIS AS? Come Dancing (by The Kinks)

Some of these were quite funny I think. Not tagging anyone but if you wanna do it let me know and I will come laugh at your music (kidding kidding).

Cheeky who is gonna sing a little Kinks....Come Dancing...

They put a parking lot on a piece of land
When the supermarket used to stand.
Before that they put up a bowling alley
On the site that used to be the local palais.
That's where the big bands used to come and play.
My sister went there on a Saturday.

Come dancing,
All her boyfriends used to come and call.
Why not come dancing, it's only natural?

Another Saturday, another date.
She would be ready but she's always make them wait.
In the hallway, in anticipation,
He didn't know the night would end up in frustration.
He'd end up blowing all his wages for the week
All for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek.

Come dancing,
That's how they did it when I was just a kid,
And when they said come dancing,
My sister always did.

My sister should have come in a midnight,
And my mom would always sit up and wait.
It always ended up in a big row
When my sister used to get home late.

Out of my window I can see them in the moonlight,
Two silhouettes saying goodnight by the garden gate.

The day they knocked down the palais
My sister stood and cried.
The day they knocked down the palais
Part of my childhood died, just died.

Now I'm grown up and playing in a band,
And there's a car park where the palais used to stand.
My sister's married and she lives on an estate.
Her daughters go out, now it's her turn to wait.
She knows they get away with things she never could,
But if I asked her I wonder if she would,

Come dancing,
Come on sister, have yourself a ball.
Don't be afraid to come dancing,
It's only natural.

Come dancing,
Just like the palais on a Saturday.
And all her friends will come dancing
Where the big bands used to play.


Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 8:09 AM :: 16 Singing with Cheeky

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Finally - The Craft Room

Now keep in mind that my room is located on the 4th level - underground - so I get no natural lighting. Actually the lighting is bad. I have been keeping my eye out for another lighting source but haven't found the right one just yet so I will make due with what I have for now.

In this first picture, I have photo boxes on top that store my cards that I have made so that I can pull out the appropriate card when needed. The large storage boxes to the right (on top) are various project boxes. The purple is where I store all my papers, embellishments, stickers, etc. having to do with my fur babies. The next box is all winter, the next is camping. I only do this with ongoing projects (ones that I know I will have year after year) that way everything is in one place.

The next 2 shelves are my 12x12 papers organized by color scheme. On top of the papers are other consumable supplies (pages, protectors etc).

On the third shelve on top of the paper organizers are my sticker books - they are FULL and they are HEAVY!

The bottom shelf is photos that are waiting to be put into books.

To the side you will various tote bags that I have gotten at crops, or conventions. I keep them because you never know when you are going to use them either for scrappin or other uses.

And no, the shelf isn't leaning, I just didn't feel like going all the way back down there to take another picture.

This next picture is of my stamping stuff. The first 2 shelves - stamps stamps and more stamps (this is not all of them - just the wood mounted. My acrylic ones are in a container made just for them).

The third shelf down are various ink pads and a few Stampin Up kits (I just left the sets together)

On the bottom are craft magazines and catalogs and some completed albums.

This next picture is 100% MY IDEA and I should really make it girly and market it. This is where I store various tools that I use for both scrappin and stampin. There is a table just under the board (out of the picture) so basically all I have to do is reach up for what I want. I still have a few items I want to add to the board. I put little flowers on it to cover the screws.

The next picture - well, I am not sure I am happy with this area. It is where I was finishing up so you see the box of kleenex on top and the swiffer to the side...yeah I was to lazy to move them and take another picture.

I got the wire paper shelves at a craft show several years ago - I really wish I had gotten more. I use them for works in progress and as you can see I have quite a few. Beside the wire shelves I have my Zyron which I love (in case you are wondering, its a scrapper thing).

The smaller shelves to the left are basically the - "I don't know what to do with this" shelves. I don't like them there and with those things on them. I will most likely move them at some point. And for they record, yes that is Elmers glue and NO I don't use that for my crafting - it belongs to the manchild.

The boxes to the right are various things I need to sort through. They really don't belong in my craft room but I don't want to put them in the storage room just yet. They may end up there before too long because it is cluttering up my space and I can't like that.

Not pictured (well up close anyway - you can see it in the pics at the bottom of the post) are my two work tables one 6 foot and one slightly smaller (no, I am not gonna measure it). The larger one is dedicated to scrapping and holds my cricut and currently needs to be cleaned off (Look I was working I have stuff sorta laid out there so let's not look at that part mmmmkay?). The smaller one is dedicated to stamping. So that way I can switch between projects with ease. I also have a hanging file folder thing that has all my card stock in it divided by color of course.

Also, not pictured close up is an entertainment stand that holds a radio, space heater (cause its under ground and this area of the house is about 10 degrees cooler than the rest of the house) and DVD player. The TV is coming down when Mr. Cheeky gets home. Me, a TV and three flights of stairs won't get along I just know it. I usually just pop in a chick flick and get to work OR, I will listen to music OR, (which I have been doing recently) watch old tv shows from Watch Instantly on Netflix. I just finished the fourth season of Law and Order SVU today.

AND I have another little cabinet with doors (like in the last pic) that holds my Zutter on top and various supplies inside (Stickles, colored pencils, pens, markers, etc). Its right beside the smaller table so everything is within reach.

The walls are very boring and functional - I don't like them. At some point I am sure I will paint them and brighten things up a bit. Maybe in the summer.

If and when I ever get a house that I am going to stay in for a really long time (HA!) I would love to have a professionally designed cabinet and desk system but not until then - I don't want to invest in something like that and then have to leave it ya know?

So there it is....the room where I go to find solace and escape into my own little world. These last photos are taken from what you see as you come in the room point of view and then I just went around so you could sorta see it as a whole.

Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 6:07 AM :: 30 Singing with Cheeky

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sometimes its just nice

You know.....being content with yourself. Sure it doesn't always last as long as we would like but when you have those moments its really nice ya know? Take Monday for example. What did I do? I did some house work but mainly I spent time in my craft room. I was re-arranging and organizing (yeah yeah don't bug me pics are coming but not until its ready mmmmkay?) and just overall being happy with me. OK OK the weight is still at maximum density but that is NOT what we are talking about here....I am talking about just being content. I love and I am loved in return and that my friends is a really good thing!

Cheeky who is quoting a line from the Color Purple "I's fixin to sang" (and if you know the actress and character that said it ...then kudos to you)....and what is this Cheeky gonna sang.....a little Four Non Blondes....What's Up?

25 years of my life and still,
tryin' to to get up that great big hill of hope,
for a destination.
I realized quickly when I knew I should,
That the world was made up of this brotherhood of Man,
for whatever that means.
And so I cry sometimes, when I'm lying in bed
Just to get it all out, what's in my head,
then I, I am feeling, a little peculiar.

And so I wake in the morning, and I step outside
And I take a deep breath, and I get real high,
and I, scream from the top of my lungs, "What's going on?"

And I say, "hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah."
I said, "hey, what's going on?"
And I say, "hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah."
I said, "hey, what's going on?"

And I try, oh my God, do I try,
I try all the time, in this institution.
And I pray, oh my God, do I pray,
I pray every single day,
For a revolution.

And so I cry sometimes, when I'm lying in bed
Just to get it all out, what's in my head,
then I, I am feeling, a little peculiar.
And so I wake in the morning, and I step outside
And I take a deep breath, and I get real high, and
I, scream from the top of my lungs, "What's going on?"

And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah."
I said, "Hey, what's going on?"
And I say, "Hey yeah yeah hey, hey yeah yeah."
I said, "Hey, what's going on?"

25 years of my life and still tryin' to get up that great big hill of
Hope, for a destination.......


Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 6:10 AM :: 21 Singing with Cheeky

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Weekend Update

I had myself a crafty weekend. Wanna see? Go check out Cheekys Pages over there from my blogroll.

Friday night: It was movie night. Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Can I tell you how much I pink puffy heart this movie? Cause I do. AND I can't believe Mr. Cheeky had never seen it. Yeah, I was in shock too. Even manchild has seen it. As soon as he saw that it was on he came down and did the little hand thing that the alien does at the end. So there we are, manchild and I are doing the hand thing and Mr. Cheeky is just looking at us like - well, like we were aliens!

THEN, as I was watching the movie, I saw that The Day the Earth Stood Still was coming on right after. Ohhhh I wanted to stay up and watch this one but I couldn't make it. BUT I did find out, that they are remaking it and Keanu Reeves is playing Klaatu. It should be coming out in Dec of this year. We'll have to wait and see if that happens.

Saturday: Slept in to 8 and missed hockey practice. Didn't do too much Saturday morning (just a little laundry and walking) and then I spent the afternoon in my craft room while teenage daughter, manchild, and Mr. Cheeky went to the high school hockey games. I loved it!

We had honkers for dinner and then Mr. Cheeky needed to nap a little because he had to work (conference call and via internet) at midnight. While he was napping, I played more in my room. He got up, I went to bed.

Sunday: Up early cause I thought manchild had a game, nope, he just had practice and I don't have to go to the practices (just Mr. Cheeky unless he is not here). So I did a few things around the house. I didn't jump on the treadmill in the morning because I had just showered and was smelling good (LOL). Early afternoon we got Mr. Cheeky ready to travel again and when he left where did I go? Yep, you got it, my craft room! BUT no playing, I was re-arranging!. A fellow "Mr. Cheeky's Company" wife and a friend of hers are coming over Tuesday to scrap. The fellow wife has recently been recruited into the cult and we must make sure the brainwashing is sticking. Her friend is a seasoned scrapper.

So, as I was organizing and moving things around I realized I needed a few things and off I went. I got another cabinet (and it was on sale) so that was cool. I have moved everything around and when its all complete (today) I will have a stamping side of the room and a scrappin side. Yes, I will take pictures but not until its done.

Monday: Up early, and not in a nice way. Ever been woken up with an elbow to the side of the boobage? Yeah, well its a new one for me too and let me just tell ya, its not pleasant. Since Mr. Cheeky is traveling of course I can't sleep alone (or so manchild says) and so I let manchild sleep with me. We have a king size bed and usually manchild is good and stays on his side of the bed and I never know he's there - not last night. I was kicked, rolled on and then OOOOWWWW the elbow.

After the fog lifts, I will be jumping on the treadmill before waking up the manchild for school and then I will be finishing off my room.

Cheeky - who is singing an 80's one hit wonder I heard this weekend while in my room and now I can't get it out of my head unless I put it in yours......Slade - Run Runaway:

Hold on!

I like black and white (dreaming of black and white)
You like black and white
Run run away

See chameleon Lying there in the sun
All things to everyone
Run run away

If you're in the swing (money ain't everything)
If you're in the swing
Run run away

See chameleon Lying there in the sun
All things to everyone
Run run away

If you gotta crush (don't beat about the bush)
When I gotta crush
Run run away

See chameleon Lying there in the sun
All things to everyone
Run run away

Oh now can't you wait (love don't come on a plate)
Oh now can't you wait
Run run away

See there chameleon
Lying there in the sun
All things to everyone
Run run away

Run run away
Run run away
Run run away

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Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 8:14 AM :: 15 Singing with Cheeky

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Random Friday

See this?

Now I am accountable.........ya'll can harass me if you see that I am not making progress. I am walking to Charleston to the beach. I will be putting this in my side bar after today so ya'll can keep your eye on me. Just remember, I do better with positive reinforcement capish? The miles are at zero right now cause its 6:23am and I haven't gotten on the treadmill yet. As I get on, I will update the ticker so if you are reading this post at the end of the day it might not be at zero. AND I am only counting treadmill time, not total steps for the day from the pedometer.

Like Katie I have done really well at not eating out so much. I have cooked every night this week. Now Friday is our usual order Pizza night but instead, tonight its going to be "clean out the fridge" and "fend for yourself" night.

I am halfway through making my V-day cards. Its been a slower process because it requires some drying time. So once again if you want to be on "the list" be sure to email me with your addy. I like adding new people (even lurkers). I have sort of made it a little personal goal to send my cards to someone in every state in the US. And now that I am retired and have more time, if you want to purchase cards to send out for yourself....just let me know :)

Not too much planned for the weekend as of right now. We have to get Mr. Cheeky packed and ready to travel again. He leaves on Sunday but just for a few days. Dallas again I think.

I am going to start looking for our tickets to Orlando today. We are going in March - woohooo!

That's it - That's all I got for ya today so I am gonna sing a little ditty for ya. Now I know you are thinking I will sing the Proclaimers 500 miles but nah not today that would be too predictable and we don't want that do we? I am gonna go a little old school on ya (I know a lot of tunes ya'll). Wanna guess.... come one take a guess......perhaps a little Fats Domino....I loves me some Fats!

It's time I'm walkin' to New Orleans
I'm walkin' to New Orleans
I'm going to need two pair of shoes
When I get through walkin' to you
When I get back to New Orleans

I've got my suitcase in my hand
Now, ain't that a shame
I'm leavin' here today
Yes, I'm goin' back home to stay
Yes, I'm walkin' to New Orleans

You used to be my honey
Till you spent all my money
No use for you to cry
I'll see you bye and bye
Cause I'm walkin' to New Orleans

I've got no time for talkin'
I've got to keep on walkin'
New Orleans is my home
That's the reason why I'm goin'
Yes, I'm walkin' to New Orleans

I'm walkin' to New Orleans
I'm walkin' to New Orleans
I'm walkin' to New Orleans

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Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 10:09 PM :: 21 Singing with Cheeky

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Its Thursday already?

Really? Wow where did this week go?

I finally updated my crafty page yesterday - go check it out if you wanna Cheekys Pages. Its over there in my blogroll too and I hope to update it again either tonight or tomorrow (I am working on a few projects to put there so if I get them finished then I will update).

Moi darling - I haven't forgotten about you....I am 2/3 done with your prizes. Hope to finish those and get them out to you by the weekend.

Conversations with the manchild:
(scene: he is drinking the small remaining amount of lemonade out of the pitcher)

Cheeky: What are you doing?
Manchild: Drinking
Cheeky: So you are pretending that is a giant mug or something?
Manchild: Yeah, we'll go with that

Go show some love to Patti, het little one was attacked by a dog. She is home and doing ok but go show some love mmmkay?

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Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 9:38 AM :: 14 Singing with Cheeky

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Hot in the city

I think retirement is making me brain dead. Last night I was giddy about making my shrimp and sea scallop recipe that I had made a few weeks back. I was even excited about trying a few new twists in the orzo with spinich and tomato to jazz it up a bit (which really worked).

So picture this, I prep the scallops, peel the shrimp, prep the rub and get ready to sear it in the pan. All I can think is how yummy this is going to be and how I am getting hungrier by the second. I fry up the shrimp and put the scallops in the pan. I can't take it, I had to try just a little bit of the shrimp. I cut off a small piece (cause these are some jumbo shrimps) and pop it in my mouth - and then - well you know in cartoons where a character eats something hot and fire spews from their pie hole? Yeah, that was me. And ummm no it wasn't heat hot from the pan, it was spicy hot. Now I am thinking....."did I add too much crushed red pepper? I know I measured it precisely". Then I look again and I realize what I did. Have you ever noticed how similar paprika and cayenne look when they are in the cabinet? Especially if they are from the same brand and in the same bottle? So instead of adding PAPRIKA to the recipe I added CAYENNE! Along with the crushed red peppers.

Now, Mr. Cheeky really liked it this way and laughed that it wasn't that spicy but then again his taste buds are pretty much immune to anything mild to moderately spicy. After my first initial shock - it was edible for me - I just kept water by me. Teenage daughter even ate it but thought it was a tad bit on the spicy side too. Manchild - poor thing - wouldn't touch it (he will eat hot sauce on things but not this meal). Note to self: Next time you add paprika to something - double check the label.

Cheeky - who is singing a little....Billy Idol....

Stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

It's hot here at night, lonely, black and quiet
On a hot summer night
Don't be afraid of the world we made
On a hot summer night

'Cause when a long-legged lovely walks by
Yeah you can see the look in her eye
Then you know that it's

Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight
Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight

Stranger, stranger

For all the dreams and schemes,
people are as they seem
On a hot summer night
Don't be no fun, don't forget you're young
On a hot summer night

A sometime someone you're not
Don't wait to see what you got
'Cause you know that you're

Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight
Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight

We'll walk until my feet drop
I'm a train when I'm hateful
Yeah, lay right down now
And ride until your head breaks
I'm a-walkin' 'til my brain pops
I will move with the beat now
I'm a chain 'round an A-bomb
I'm a ribbon in the heat now
New York!

Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight
Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight

Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight
Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight

Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 8:00 AM :: 16 Singing with Cheeky

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I don't know why I go to extremes

So remember not so long ago I kept whining about how I can't sleep and I am on meds to counteract other meds blah blah blah? Well, In July of last year I decided I was done with the meds. I was taking them to fix a physical problem that I decided I could just deal with rather than continuing to take pills to counteract other pills.

After a few months I was feeling better (mentally and physically) than I had in a really really long time. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not. Yes, I still deal with the physical issue (which I am planning on taking care of this year with surgery) and while its a real PITA and life altering I can deal with it for a while. It is so worth it not to feel like crap.

With that, my sleep has returned, with a vengeance. I don't have to take something every night to sleep and never knowing if it was going to work. Case in point - last night. I am sitting on the sofa with Mr. Cheeky watching TV. I was feeling really tired. I went to bed and was out like a light. That is such a good feeling. To fall asleep AND stay asleep AND sleep deep. I was sleeping so good I didn't want to get up to see Mr. Cheeky out this morning. He let me stay in bed. Now it could be the extra exercise I have been putting in but all I know is - Sleep...its a good thing!

Update on the ice dam - I could have one or not I don't know cause the company I called (TWICE) never called me back. I called at 8am and spoke with the owner. He said he would tell his rep to get a guy out here this morning and that they would call me before they came out. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Finally at 1pm I decided to call back because I had errands to run and wanted to make sure I was going to be here. I talked to the front desk and was given to voicemail. In the message I told them I had been waiting for 5 hours for someone to call me and I needed to go out - please call and let me know what is going on. NOTHING. Finally at 2 I called another company and have an appt for someone to come out this morning at 9:30.

Now see, when I called the first company I told the owner that I called them because they had a good reputation and he was so pleased to hear that. I want to call them back and let him know that just as good service gets good reputations, bad service can ruin that in a heartbeat. Part of me wants to call and rip him a new one, the other part says screw it, just let it go.

***UPDATED*** The repair guy is in my ceiling NOW - was here on time and I really really like him. Very nice. So I guess the other company blowing me off was a good thing cause I got the better end of the deal.

***UPDATED AGAIN*** This guy was all over my attic, roof, etc. and while we can't pinpoint the problem (unfortunately) so its a wait and see, the best part is - he didn't charge me one single penny! So if you are in the area and need a roof company - let me know - I got just the one for ya!

Cheeky - who is singing a little Billy Joel for ya.....

Call me a joker, call me a fool
Right at this moment I'm totally cool
Clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife
I feel like I'm in the prime of my life
Sometimes it feels like I'm going too fast
I don't know how long this feeling will last
Maybe it's only tonight

Darling I don't know why I go to extremes
Too high or too low there ain't no in-betweens
And if I stand or I fall
It's all or nothing at all
Darling I don't know why I go to extremes

Sometimes I'm tired, sometimes I'm shot
Sometimes I don't know how much more I've got
Maybe I'm headed over the hill
Maybe I've set myself up for the kill
Tell me how much do you think you can take
Until the heart in you is starting to break?
Sometimes it feels like it will

Darling I don't know why I go to extremes
Too high or too low there ain't no in-betweens
You can be sure when I'm gone
I won't be out there too long
Darling I don't know why I go to extremes

Out of the darkness, into the light
Leaving the scene of the crime
Either I'm wrong or I'm perfectly right every time
Sometimes I lie awake, night after night
Coming apart at the seams
Eager to please, ready to fight
Why do I go to extremes?

And if I stand or I fall
It's all or nothing at all
Darling I don't know why I go to extremes

No I don't know why I go to extremes
Too high or too low
There ain't no in-betweens
You can be sure when I'm gone
I won't be out there too long
Darling I don't know why I go to extremes

I don't know why...I don't know why...
I don't know why...I don't know why...
Out in the dark...into the light...

Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 8:58 AM :: 23 Singing with Cheeky

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Monday, January 07, 2008

Ice Dam or Damn Ice, Weekend Update and I was TAGGED

Ok so I got a lot here today so grab a cup a joe and sit a spell mmmmkay?

Friday night was Bunco night. Once again I had really great time. I ended up taking mini swiss and spinach quiches for the appetiser. Thanks to all of you that gave me suggestions, I will be trying them on future Bunco nights. We already have a lady to host the next one but I think I will volunteer to host the March game. We will see.

Saturday. Nothing major. Mr. Cheeky took man child to hockey. When he got home we took a family trip to Costco and I got lots of stuff and then came home and played with my new Foodsaver that my Mommy got me for Christmas. Then it was a trip to B-dubs for dinner and mmm mmm mmmmm it sure did hit the spot. We came home and played a little Rock Band then hit the bed for an early rise.

Sunday. Woke up at O'Butt Early for Manchild's hockey game. Discovered that we have a problem. Water slowly dripping out of the light fixture at the front door. We suspect that we have an ice dam. Not something you want to wake up too early in the morning. I guess since the temps have been so moderate and the snow is melting is why we even found it. I am making a call to someone this morning to come and check it out. I am hoping that it is a result of wind damage rather than poor insulation. If it is weather related then insurance will pay and not whine about it but if its the latter then they will pay but could drop us. We didn't have to worry about this crap in the south ya'll.

On to the hockey game where manchild SCORED! Sweet! Came home and it was just 8:30 and I decided I was still tired so, I got my nitey shirt back on and back to bed. I rested/slept (mostly slept) until noon. Got up and started dinner in the crock pot (see below in the weird things). Helped Mr. Cheeky do a "round" (doing a round means you do a general quick clean around the house, pick things up, quick dusting and vac), picked up some pics that I am going to be scrappin Monday and then just chilled.

OK moving on. I was tagged. Here are the rules:

Here’s how it works:

Link to the person that tagged you: Fantastagirl

Post the rules on your blog. And here they are:

Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 Weird things - here we go.....

*I always put my left sock on first and then my right. Same with shoes. ALWAYS! I just feel wrong if I do it the other way around.

*My finger nails will grow until I start to notice they are getting nice and then they break. If I ignore them then they are fine - but I can never ignore them.

*I don't think I get kissed nearly enough. This needs to change.

*I am going to miss watching Dan Rather this coming election. Have you ever watched him and the things he says? "Don't bet the trailer money on it yet" and other great sayings.....seriously, if they are gonna interrupt my shows at least make it entertaining.

*You know, eating pig is really underrated. I made some killer pig butt (Boston Butt is what it is "technically" called) last night and it was AWESOME!

*I went to the craft store this weekend and only spent $20 - I think I might be sick or something.

*Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name. And their always glad you came.

That's it - that's my seven. I am not going to tag anyone but if you want to "borrow" it for yourself go for it - and let me know so I can come read about your weirdness and not feel so odd..LOL

Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 7:11 AM :: 14 Singing with Cheeky

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Random Friday

So today its Random Friday to clear out the brain before the weekend.

Today is the first Friday of the month so that means....BUNCO NIGHT!! I have to take an appetiser, I don't know what to take. I want to take something awesome but easy, any suggestions? I did a veggie tray last time. Not very awesome but it was really easy.

The flamingos (there are two) did not make it outside yesterday. The wind kept gusting and I was not about to let my new toys get hurt. Now today is a totally different story! But I know ya'll want to see them so, this is what they look like (from the box). I promise you will get the real deal on the next post.

Today is the day - I am working on the craft blog and getting that updated - TODAY!!

My Sylvester has been all sad since his kitty friends left this week. Kitty girl is once again Queen of the the castle.

Today is also do the laundry and run errands day. Don't you want to come and join in the fun?

Message to Atomik Kitten - Yes! I do crochet! And I would just be thrilled with a pink flamingo pattern! (you didn't leave a link or email for me to answer you directly)

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Posted byWendy aka Cheeky :: 9:14 AM :: 24 Singing with Cheeky

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

What day is it?

Seriously, with the holidays I don't even know what day it is. Since everyone returned to work and school (except me cause I am on retirement), I kept thinking yesterday was Monday. All.Day.Long! I am so confused.

On a more lucid note, I have to say that you gotta love it when your family really knows what your addictions are and becomes enablers of said addictions. Yesterday, I received a package from my Mommy and Daddy in NC. What was it you ask? It is something I will display with pride at all times during the year regardless of what anyone else thinks. Light up flamingos for my lawn!!!!! Woot!! EA if you are reading this - honey I know you are jealous.


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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Getting back to normal

Mr. Cheeky is back at work. The kids are back in school. My world is quiet again. Sometimes I don't like the quiet sometimes I do. Today is one of the days that I do.

I plan to spend the majority of the day down in my craft room and I am all giddy about it.

Oh and remember last week I said something about we are all smart and stuff. Well take a look at this.....

Even Kitty Girl is getting into the action. What is she reading? Oh just a little Harry Potter!

Tonight Taz and Shug are leaving us....Sylvester will be sad - Kitty Girl says - its about time!

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

So let's see how I did.....

So last year for a Thursday Thirteen I came up with some "resolutions".....let's see how I did with those shall we?

#1 VEGAS! With or without Mr. Cheeky. I have talked about it enough. Talk is cheap. Either he takes me or I am going with friends but I.AM.GOING. mmmkay? Yeah, didn't happen - but I think I will have it on my list again for this year

#2 Get back on my "better lifestyle" plan. I was doing well but have sorta slipped a little. Need to get back to doing it right.Happened for about a 1/3 of the year - which quite frankly I am surprised it lasted that long.

#3 Meet some blogger buds! I understand from Shell that my presence is DEMANDED at the blogger blow out in Houston the third weekend in April. I think this sounds like fun. Talked to Mr. Cheeky about it he doesn't seem to excited....again he can come or not but I think I.AM.GOING.....mmmmkay?OH YES! This one I did. I went to Blogger Blowout in April and met lots of bloggers. Then I met Patti, and Katie. And then Patti, Katie and I bacationed together! I think I want to add this one again this year and meet some more bloggers in IRL.

#4 Stand up for myself more (ummmm if that is ok...hehe). Not be so afraid to say what is on my mind. Yep, did this one too. Some to my good, some not but I did it.

#5 Learn something new. Not sure what yet. I have always wanted to learn to play the piano. I would like to take an html class or something. I dunno what I will learn but it will be something.I am sure I did this, but I don't know if I remember what it was I learned LOL.

#6 Find something the teenage daughter and I can do together. She is fun to be around and she ain't getting any younger hehe.This one is a work in progress.

#7 Try to stay out of the winter "blues". They aren't fun and it doesn't make me fun.This one was hard but so far this year I am kickin the winter blue's bootay!

#8 Someone told me recently that I am my own worst enemy (hey that's a song and I am singing it now...haha) so I think I need to stop doing that - being my enemy that is - not singing - I will never stop singing....bwah ha ha.Yep, I did this one too - started looking at things differently.

#9 Move forward and stop holding on to so many things (and a few people). Learn to let go.Yep, I did some of this last year and I think it will continue into this year as well. Its a good practice.

#10 SCRAP. At least go to a crop or something once a month. Have come a long way but have so far to go......YES! I went to a convention in Milwaukee and St. Paul. Then there was Scrapfest and a show at the fair grounds. I am going to stick with this one again this year. I want to go to a new show/convention this year.

#11 Be a better blogger - expand my current network (listen to me like I am some sort of pro or something LOL). Yep, I did this one too.

#12 Teach Kitty Girl to give kisses. I have already started working on this and its funny.YEP - and I am the only one she gives kissies to.

#13 Have Fun! I think overall I did this one too. I broke out of my shell a little bit this year and started to embrace the fact that I am here in the tundra for a while. I think I was depressed for quite a long time but I am not feeling that anymore.

So.....overall I did pretty good with the things I wanted to do. Others, well, we won't talk about them mmmkay? Other than the ones mentioned above that I want to tackle again or continue doing I am adding the following:

*Actively work on my crafting and start updating my craft blog at least weekly but hopefully more often. Start expanding my blogroll there and adding new crafters to the list.

*Stay out of the depression areana. OK so the body mass may not be at optimum levels but I have to say that I am feeling better than I have in a really looooong time. I started coming out of it the last quarter of the year and I am just in a much better place now. I didn't really talk about it much on the blog but I wasn't as good as I wanted to be. I am now - I aim to keep it that way. I have some obstacles - being in retirement for one, but I think I can use that to my advantage.

*Read more. I love reading. I actually did pretty good this year and went through quite a few books this year and want to add to that list. I would like to expand the types of books that I read too.

*Bacation with my blogger buds again! The family can come too but we really had a great time this year and I would like for it to be an annual kind of thing (assuming they want to do it).

*Get Patti and Liz to MN! 'Nuff said!

So that's it....that's my list for the year. I think for the most part they are doable.

I will update about the party tomorrow.


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