Saturday, November 24, 2012

This & That....

Greetings & Salutations!

Hope you guys all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

John and I drove to Mom and Dad's in Brainerd, where we were lucky enough to spend time with some of my awesome family. I am very thankful to have been blessed with a very large extended family.

Mom and Dad are leaving for Arizona next Wednesday the 28th. They will be gone until May of next year. While I am going to miss them terribly, I know that they have a great time when they are there, and are busy nearly every day. Plus, we can chat on Skype or on our cellphones. We're all on Verizon, so its a free call - sort of. :)

I finally took the leap and began looking into refinancing our house. I saw so many homes be forclosed on in the last few years, it was scary to me to even fathom taking a chance, however the interest rates were too good to ignore.

Glad I did. If all goes through as planned we'll be saving a ton of money in interest alone, not to mention monthly payments. Didn't have to start over at 30 years, we're doing 20, and no apprasial, as we're under water.

Simple pleasure of the day:

I love sitting, drinking coffee and watching my birds. I have 4 Lady Gouldian Finches, and 2 Shafttail Finches. Unlike other birds people keep as pets, these guys are not loud and screetchy, they softly chirp and the males will occasionally sing to the females. They're gorgeous. They're also known as "Rainbow Finches" because their colors are just stunning. They're also not the type of bird you need to handle. They're happy in their own little world. I love them. :)

Take care friends,

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Blue Cross' do dance commercial

The Ultimate Vampire...

So I was watching some red carpet event on television, (not intentionally, I was channel surfing), and Robert Pattinson was being interviewed by some chick, and she says to him:

"Now, you're the ultimate vampire, obviously....."

Wait, what?


Robert Pattinson aka Edward Cullen is the ultimate vampire?



This woman obviously is delusional. I mean....really?

Allow me to illustrate to further prove my point:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

John Osbourne, king of the husbands

John is such a kick ass husband. I mean, really. There is no question.

I recently accidentally broke my laptop screen. After doing some research, discovered its not that difficult to replace. Ordered replacment parts.

After the parts came in, John surprised me and replaced the screen for me, after watching the "how to" video on you tube ONCE. (have I ever mentioned John has a very high IQ?)

Last night, while watching Bones, there was some silly part of the show where Angela and Jack were reading  Aristoo's poem, and it said something along the lines of: "She is my carboreator...."

John turned to me and said: "April, you're my jack stand".

So sweet.

I responded by saying that he is my flashlight. I'd be stumbling around lost in the dark without him.

John Osbourne = King of the Husbands!

Solving Murders Takes Chemistry

3000 Miles To Graceland - Such A Night (Elvis Presley)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


On my drive to work today, I was thinking about how people turn out.

2 people, raised the same way, given the same things, shown the same moral values - how is it possible that one skews so far to the side and one turns out fairly normal?

Everyone basically knows right from wrong. How can someone justify intentionally hurting other people? Specifically family members?  People you're suppose to love no matter what?

Everyone knows how Karma works.

If you set out to intentionally hurt someone, and deep down, you KNOW its wrong, yet do it anyway out of jealousy, hurt, fear or a false sense of entitlement, regardless your motives, it WILL turn around and bite you in the ass eventually.

Every time.


There is no escaping it.

Even if you've been wronged by someone, it doesn't make it okay or right to lash out and hurt people back.

Eventually, down the road, after the hurts have been doled out, and you get bit in the ass from Karma, you will then cry to anyone who will listen how now YOU'VE been hurt, not looking back at what you yourself have done to others.

People need to learn how to take responsibilty for their actions. If someone screws up, admit it. Apologize when you've done wrong. Move on.

If someone is in your life that does nothing but hurt you time after time, then you can continue to allow it to happen, or close the door to that person.

I think often how I've been hurt. I try not to dwell the pain I've been given by those who are suppose to love me. But its hard.

thanks for listening.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 6th, get out there and VOTE!

Today is the day that American's get to help choose our new leaders. Not voting is simply not an option for myself and my family. 

My Dad and Mom always have impressed upon me the importance of voting, always. 

To quote my Mom: 

"If you don't get out there and vote, you don't get to bitch about the government for the next 4 years" 

I don't care WHO you vote for, just get out there and DO IT! 

Plus, the political ads will be gone!