Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Thank you to everyone that came out to the cabin on Saturday. I had a blast seeing everyone since I am not able to go to the picnic on Sunday. I enjoyed seeing everyone and talking for a few hours. Smitty and Elaine thank you for the steaks and bread. It was all so wonderful. Steph I enjoyed visiting with you. Next time I am in Denver we will have to get together. All the kids had fun. The twins were catching frogs. (ewww) Audrey and Bailey were playing the pool. All the guys stood around the barbeque while Anthony cooked. You know how guys are they are all pitching in someway or another. Sandy and I made grilled corn on our neighbors grill. It was all just a relax evening.

Realized half way up there I had forgot my recipes for my mom to take the next day to give to Janell. I have two of them on my computer here at work. I am going to write the other two. Janell just let me know your email so I can get them sent to you and let me know where to send my money to so that I can receive one this year.

Hope everyone had a great time Sunday I heard it was a decent turn out.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Family Reunion

This weekend is the annual Carson Family Reunion. This is a fun time at least when we were little it was. I haven't been in a few years. I work Sundays so by the time I get up there it is basically over. I think the last time I was at one was right before Aunt Joyce passed away. I have been trying to find out who is all coming to the family reunion. I finally heard last night that Gay, Elaine, Stephanie, Anthony, the twins, Audrey, Bob and Sandy. Anyone else coming Val, Buddy, Ed, George? Come one you guys let me know what is going on. City Girl you better be coming you haven't been back for years!!!!! Actually I think the last time everyone was together was when Marc and LaDawn was here. I won't be making my way up towards the Oakland, Tekamah area until the afternoon on Saturday due to a 10 am baby shower I am attending. Steph call me so we can get together while I am up in that area. Otherwise I hope everyone has a great time at the picnic on Sunday!

Janell I am sending my recipes with my mom we are putting them together on Saturday when I get up to Tekamah. It is looking like about 5 of them.


I know I have been bad and haven't been doing my blogging like I was. I have been just in a little rut. I have been getting up at 5 am to go to the gym. I come home lay back down for a hour. Then I get up and do my usually routine then off to work. I come home I lay down for about 15 minutes. I do as much prep for dinner that I can. Then its back off to the gym for a half hour. When I come home I drink a bottle of water then take a shower. Oh boy does the shower feel good when you are all yucky! I get out and make dinner after dinner I do my hair. Then I just want to relax. I know there is really no excuse but I am trying to lose this weight and figure you guys would understand that I am at the gym instead of sitting at home in front of the computer. There will be more to come in a bit!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Happy Birthday Bettle Bug!

Happy Birthday my Bettle bug! Bettle bug is my sister, Bill and I have been calling my little sister Bailey Bettle bug since she was little. It has always stuck and she is my bug. Or I call her Ms. B. She turns 8 today and she is very excited about it. Bailey shares her birthday with our late grandma Marie. It is a very special day. I will have bettle this weekend for her birthday and boy to we have a lot planned. Anyways Have a great day Bettle!

Friday, July 13, 2007


I just got a call a while ago saying the Q cruise got cancelled. What a bummer I was so excited to go on the cruise. Now to figure out what to do instead!

Q Cruise

Tonight I am taking a cruise up the Missouri river with a local radio station Q 98.5. I have done this a few times. Its a blast very nice and relaxing. Tonight the weather is suppose to be awesome that will make it very enjoyable.

Tomorrow Bill is out of town so I am going to do some farmer's market, birthday shopping, and clean house. I love going to the farmer's market I used to go as a kid with my dad to the one in Blair. The one down here doesn't have baked goodies like we used to get from Bernetta in Blair. Oh could she make a sugar cookie. Bailey's birthday is this week she will be turning 8. We are looking into buying her a big girls bike. She is riding Mary's old bike so she deserves her own bike. Bailey's birthday is the same as my late grandma Marie so it is a very special day for all of us. I miss my grandma very much more and more each day. It doesn't get easier!

Sunday I will be working, then watching the Nascar race in Chicago and writing up those recipes for Janell. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Blond Moment....

I have had a total blond moment. I have been trying to figure out what recipes to put into the Carson cookbook. I think I have missed the deadline though! Way to go me! I do have them though Janell I just have to write them up and send them to you. Sorry I haven't got them to you. I have been so wrapped up with work and my neck injury. I will get on it this weekend.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

If you remember this you grew up in the 90s...

Just wanted to remind people of the good ole days.
You're a 90's kid if:
You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"
You can sing the rap to "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air"
You remember when Kurt Cobain, Tu Pac, River Phoenix, and Selena died.
You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey from "Blossom" and that "How Rude!" comes from Stephanie from "Full House"
You remember when it was actually worth getting up earlyon a Saturday to watch cartoons.
You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
You remember reading "Goosebumps"
You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, wax off"
You have pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.
You danced to "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls, Females: had a new motto, Males: got a whole lot gay-er. (so tell me what you want, what you really really want.)
You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.
You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not...
Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show.
Captain Planet.
You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together.
When playing power rangers with friends you fought over who got to be who............and still all ended up being Tommy.
You remember when super nintendo's became popular.
You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , and 3........and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders"
"I've fallen and I can't get up"
You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates
Two words... Trapper Keeper.
You never got injured on a Slip 'n' Slide
You wore socks over leggings scrunched down
"Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black, with silver buttons, buttons, buttons, all down her back, back, back" SHE ASKED HER MOTHER MOTHER MOTHER FOR FIFTY CENTS CENTS CENTS TO SEE THE ELEPHANTS PHANTS PHANTS JUMP OVER THE FENCE THE FENCE THE FENCEhe jumped so high high high he touched the sky sky sky and he didnt come back back back til the forth of july ly ly he jumped so low ow ow he stubbed his toe toe toe and thats the end end end of the elephants show show show
You remember boom boxes vs. cd players
You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool
You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell"
You played and/or collected "Pogs"
You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere
You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles
Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)
You remember when the new Beanie Babies were always sold out.
You used to wear those stick on earings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes.
You remember a time before the WB.
You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
You know the Macarena by heart.
"Talk to the hand" ... enough said
You thought Brain woud finally take over the world
You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!"
You remember when everyone went slinky crazy.
You remember when razor scooters were cool.

When we were younger:Before the MySpace frenzy...Before the Internet & text messaging...
Before Sidekicks & iPods..Before MIKE JONES...Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX......Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.
When light up sneakers were cool.
When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.
When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.
When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.
When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.
When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.
When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.Way back.
Tag.Get Over Here!!!! means something to you.
Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk. Red Light, Green Light.Heads Up 7 Up.Playing Kickball & Dodgeball until your porch light came on.
Hopskotch.Slip-n-Slides.Tree Houses.Hula Hoops.HELLO....HOT WHEELS!!!!!
The annoying Giga Pets & Furbies.
Running through the sprinklers.
That "Little Mermaid"Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King.
Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car.
Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car.
Drinking Sqeeze It "Squeeze The Fun Out Of It"CAPRI SUN
Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your PJ's still wrapped up in your TMNT, Power Rangers, Barbie, Fairy Princess comforter.
The original Power RangersOr what about:Hey Arnold.
The Secret World of Alex Mac.
Ren & Stimpy.
Double Dare.
Rocco's Modern Life.
Wild & Crazy Kids.
Clarissa Explains it All.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
The original cast members of All That.Kenan & Kel.
Magic School Bus.
Nick Arcade.
Flash Forward.
The Adventures of Pete and Pete.
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Hey Dude.
AlivePinky and the BrainSailor Moon.
Hangin with Mr. Cooper.
Beavis & Butt-Head
Bill Nye the Science Guy

Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jenie, The Facts of Life, I Love Lucy and TGIF.

Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching The Wonder Years.or Nick Jr. with
FaceGulah Gulah Island
Little BearBusy Town
Under the Umbrella Tree
The Big Comfy Couch

Kool-Aid was the drink of choice.
Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school.
Class field trips.
When Christmas was the most exciting time of year.
When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle.
When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday.
When Toys R Us overuled the mall.

Go back to the time when:
Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'.
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming 'do over!''
Race issue' ment arguing about who ran the fastest.
Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in 'Monopoly.'
It wasn't odd to have two or three 'best' friends.
Being old referred to anyone over 20.
A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery.
Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better.
It was a big deal to finally be tall enought to ride the 'big people' rides at the fair.
When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever.
When Ninja Turtles ruled the world.
Another Baby Sitter Club and Little Sister (Karen) book came out and you put your name on hold for it at the library.
When Aladdin was new, before the trilogy was complete.
Sockem BoppersBefore we realized all this would eventually disappear
Who would have thought you'd miss the 90's so much!!!!!

You know your from Blair, Nebraska When...

This is some stuff that is about my hometown and I am sure it is for any small town you have little things about your town that only people in your town would know about.

You know to wear your "running shoes" when attending a party.
You can name every cop in town.
No Frills is the only Supermarket you've been to.
You're used to walking everywhere.
You know every word to "Boys in the Hood" by Dynamite Hack
You've either worked at Pizza Hut, No Frills, Superfoods, or Pamida.
You've driven a Main...more than once...a night
Your hobbies consist of getting high, getting drunk, and walking around town.
You hate the town...even worse you hate the people.
You went to school with 10 of your cousins.
Your business = Everyones business
You've been thrown out of The Trolls Library (literally thrown).
The Court House is the Largest Building.
You can name everyone in Blair High...last names, what grade, and who they're dating.
Your life goal : To get as far away as possible.
You end up attending UNO or UNL.
You've watched at least 6 fights on the Iowa Side.
You know what the Iowa Side is.
You hang out at the river.
You've ran from the cops more than once.
You drive to Omaha on the weekends...for some excitement (yeah thats saying a lot)
You blame your parents for making you live in such a town.
You know how to play Hacky Sack.
You're good at talking shit.
You're used to one movie theatre that plays 3 movies.
You're either into school, or drugs.
You get asked if you live on a farm every time you step out of the state.
You were excited when "Full Ride" was shooting in town.
You hate the color Purple.
You still attend all of the sporting activities after high school ( you know who you are)
Your hair mysteriously turns blonde around soccer season.
You hate the town Tekamah.
You hate the town Missouri Valley.
You hate the town Elkhorn.
You see a tractor driving through a round-about.
You can time every light down main street and know exactly what speed to go to make every one of them.
You know what Redneck row is.
You know someone who drove a tractor to school.
You parked in Stoner row and didnt even know it.
You know the even while Blair Band kicks ass with Mount Dawg leadin'em...there are MANY other groups that're winners.
You're not allowed to wear your senior shirt to school.
You were excited about the skate park...and you dont even skate.
The holiday has been here and gone. It was a lot of fun. I went to Tekamah around 8:30 since I got a nice wake up call from Bailey at 7:45 wanting to know when I will be there. It was a lot of fun up there. I got to spend time with my grandpa Thomas before everyone else got up there. I haven't got to see him since April so it was nice. Everyone had a good time and got home safe. Hope that everyone else enjoyed there day.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Sorry I haven't been blogging to much. I have been having really bad headaches. So I finally after being up almost all night Sunday with one I decide to get some help. Turns out I have strained the muscles between each of my vertabras in my neck and that has been causing these killer headaches. I am getting cracked and iced which seems to help a lot. Hopefully I will be back to normal soon.

Was out sick monday so nothing to exciting happened with me. Today I am working a very long shift to try and make up for yesterday. Then at 7:15 I am getting my hair done and I am excited. Remember I am addicted to having my hair done. Don't know what it will be yet. The fourth I will be spending at my parents annual 4th of July party at there cabin. Bill is still off racing he has been gone since Friday. He will be returning Thursday but only until Saturday afternoon and then he is off again but only for 2 days. Then he is home for 10 days wow what am I going to do with him. Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th.