Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
It started out with picking my friend George up from the airport, we headed back to the house to drop off his luggage, or at least most of it. So less than an hour after touchdown, we are headed to birmingham, Al to spend the night. I made reservation right before we left so we wouldn't be looking for a room late at night. I thought with the holidays they would be more crowded, but they weren't. Anyway, after waking up Saturday morning, we knew there was the replica statue of liberty a few miles down the road, so we hit that and on to Memphis we went.
I guess we pulled into Graceland right before noon on Saturday, went in, purchased tickets and board the the shuttle to get across the street.
It's one of those things you have to experience to understand. After we purchased the tickets and while waiting on the shuttle, I looked across the street and you cold see the famous wall that goes around Graceland with the super cool double gates. Which by the way you can't actually stand in front of for picture taking, at least during business hours. So after boarding and the super short trip across the street, we were standing right in front of the mansion. Very cool, but not nearly as big as I thought i would have been. They hand you headsets and it's a recorded audio tour with mucho information. It was all decorated in chirstmas. My biggest complaint about the tour is once in the mansion everything is roped off, so you stand in the hallways and look into the rooms. I guess I understand, but this is very disapointing to me as it gets crowded and you really can't see as much as you'd like too. Another thing I noticed on the entire Graceland tour that includes several out buildings and two planes is you cannot see any toilets. You know where they should be, but they are covered with cushion boxes or something, anyway I found it odd, and can only imagine this must be due to the publisty about Elvis and Toilets.
For those that don't know, Graceland was built in 1939 and Elvis puchased it around 1957 when he was 22 years old with the 13 acres for $100,000 what a steal right?
After the Graceland tour we thought about seeing where MLK was shot and going to see the Nathanl Buford statue, but we were all tired and decieded to head back.
I will post all our pictures soon, just wanted to get a few trip details up.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
After browsing Petfinder.com we found this cute little girl looking for some place to call home. Her profile read as follows.
Approx. 1 year old and 12 pounds. This little girl is adorable. She is super sweet and would love to find a warm lap to call her own. Intake date 10/20/2008
Knowing time was not on our side, Misty called and made arrangements to drive 3 1/2 hrs to go get our new girl. The Cat better watch out, now she gonna have two after her :-)
We looked into names and my first thought was to find out what Capones Wife name was or any of his Mistresses names were. So I believe we are going to name her Ms. Mae which was Al Capones wife's nick name.
If your looking to add a pet to your family, please check local shelters or use the Petfinder.com database and rescue your next family member. Please don't buy pets while thousands die in shelters.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Well, that's what we thought for 3 days until the Doctors office called and said the Radiologist found a small fracture. So back to the office, I'll be sure to post a pic when the cast is placed on her arm. Misty had been told to start rehab, and since she works in a rehab center, they were all over her working her arm to heal it. I just hope there wasn't more damaged caused.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I figure if I was gonna boast that I was quitting, that I better post when I failed. After buying a pack of smokes this morning, it took me almost an hour before I actually smoked. First the store didn't have matches, and I really didn't want to purchase a lighter. I also have no intention of picking up this bad habit again either. I just felt so compelled to smoke that I just had to do it. Sorta get it out of my system type thing. Anyone that knows me knows, that if I want something bad enough, I will do anything to get what it is that I want. I had to track someone down that had a lighter, when I returned the lighter, I said, don't let me borrow it again. The bad part now is, I got 19 more cigs that I just paid $3 for. At becomeanex.org it says, do not bum a smoke, make yourself go buy them. I guess thats so it makes it harder for you. I don't believe that, because like I said, now I have 19 more.
Every morning I read a daily devotional HERE and even though I have had this urge to smoke for a while now, and after reading the devotional this morning, I knew what I needed to do, if you read the devotional TODAY you will know what I mean, the link changes everyday so I will post what I am referring too, (what i needed to do).
"Battling alone, we are powerless. The enemy is much too strong. His temptations are overpowering. The living Christ offers to do for us what we could never do for ourselves. He offers us His power, His strength. As we open our hearts to Him He will deliver us from the chains of sin that bind us. In Christ, through Christ, by Christ, with Christ, we are truly set free. He is our almighty Deliverer."
Somehow after reading this I failed to ask Christ for help. Once again, I wanted to sufice this urge and therefore refused to ask for help. I now will ask Christ to help me though this as I can not do this on my own. I only wish I would have asked for help earlier this morning.
For the record, I immediately felt light headed and my hands went numb. Why people smoke beats me.
I ask for all that follow my blog to pray for me as I continue my struggle.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
So far this year I have quit the following:
Mountain Dew (Drank for 25+ years)
Tobacco Nicotine (used for 23 years)
Java Chillers (Enjoyed for several months)
Alcohol (Drank for 20 years) Sometimes Socially sometimes on the floor puking.