c'est la moux pas la choux.


Only Because I Was Asked….

When's the last time you ran?
when i ate the wrong food and had to take a hike to the bathroom at walmart…..it was not a pretty picture…runny from the toy section all the way to the front, because they were cleaning the back restroom, please don’t picture that!
Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?
nope, i like to wear them out myself, not pay to have them torn & worn out.

What are you dreading right now?
dr. test results, will know in 3 weeks, hate the waiting

Do you celebrate 420?
i didn’t know what it was till this survey on funny’s blog, and no, i dont….
Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night?
not usually, but sometimes i do.

If anyone came to your house on your "lazy days" what would ya'll do?
we would all pile on the couch and chairs and watch movies….or cook and eat…then sleep it off…zzzzzzz

Who last grabbed your ass?
that would have to be MEEEE! just making sure it was still there….


Have you ever been on your school's track team?
that would require running and sweating…two of which i dont like….

Do you own a pair of Converse?
nope, keds….and skechers and i dont know some others….

Did you copy and paste this survey?
yuppers, too lazy to do it any other way

Do you eat raw cookie dough?
ewww, raw eggs? i dont think so….who does that?

Have you ever kicked a vending machine?
yes and i have stuck my hand up inside and gotten my candy out too

Don't you hate it when the radio ruins good songs by playing them over and over?
i just change the station, but yes, please get a bigger collection so you dont have to replay songs every hour!!

Do you watch Trading Spaces?
im more of a foodie

How do you eat Oreos?
i dont eat them, but if someone held a gun to my head and made me, well i would twist it open, lick the insides, then eat the cookie.  i dont drink milk….so i would have water with mine or a sparkling soda.

Have you ever stayed online for a very long time waiting for someone?
you mean like when i had an online affair? nooooo, not me.

Are you cocky?
i try to be, but sometimes it just doesnt work for me. im just not my sister….

Could you live without a computer?

NEVVVVVVVER! and you cant make me either!!!
Do you wear your shoes in the house?
only if im going right back out…but usually not…i do wear crocs or some other comfy shoes…

Who or what sleeps with you?
the what would be my hubby in my bed, lol….he doesnt read this.  the who is my morgan, she is my doxie who sleeps in her kennel on the floor next to me.  she and her daddy both snore…shhhhh dont tell….

At what age did you find out that Santa wasn't real?
OMG, are you saying he isnt coming to my house this year?  where have all my letters been going then, huh?  he is too real….i have been getting all my presents.  i have been a good girl….

How many phones, house phones and cell phones are in your house?
3 cell, 4 house
What do you do when you're sad?
usually take a trip to my sisters, but if not a big depression, sleep or cry…..
Who would you call first if you won the lottery?
my hubby, kids, siblings, in that order i think….

Last time you saw your best friend?
my hubby, this morning

Are you in high school?
nope i gradiated way back when….i forgotted

What jewelry are you wearing?

some blue topaz earrings, i dont usually wear my rings unless i go somewhere.
Is anyone on your bad side now?
no i love everyone

What's the first thing you do when you get online?
check email, blog, FB, bank accounts, netflix, etc.

Do you watch Grey's Anatomy?
used to, but now i watch royal pains and fairly legal.

How do most people spell your name?
they leave the E off the end.  im offended by it.
Would you wear a boy/girlfriends clothes?
I dont have a boyfriend, but if you have suggestions, lol….
Where do you work?
im not able to work due to some disabilities

What are you doing tomorrow?
haven’t gotten that far yet, supposed to make a box for the grandbabies for Valentines, so must go  shopping for that.

Is Justin Timberlake becoming the next Michael Jackson?
they are both ewwwwww…..

Favorite name for a girl?
isabella or etain, irish name

Favorite name for a boy?
killian or declan

Will you keep your last name when you get married?
nope, gave it up

When was the last time you left your house?
last week, been sick….. :o(
Do you return your cart?

Do you have a dishwasher?
we have 3, me, my hubby and his mom!

What noise do you hear?
jets taking off over head…all.day.long.every.single.day.this.week.

Would you survive in prison?
not unless they killed me or put me in a coma!

Who is the youngest in your family?
meeeee, im the baby!

If all of your friends were going on a road trip, who would most likely overpack?
that would be me, i always take too much stuff, and never ever use it.  and then i always say i will never do it again, then do it again and again!  i promise to not do it again.  i pinky promise!

Do you know anyone with the same name as you?
yes mine is a common name

What's the last thing you purchased?
today a pair of shoes on ebay….a very good deal too, i might add!

Do your siblings ever pay for stuff for you?
as a matter of fact, when i go there, i hardly have to bring money!What brand are your pants right now?
jammie pants, hanes for her
Ever been to Georgia (the state)?
i’ve been in all the states except for hawaii….

What irritates you most on the internet?
when it goes down!

What brand is your digital camera?

Do you watch movies with your parents?
nope, they have passed away……

What song best describes your life right now?
This is what faith can do

Do you own expensive perfume/cologne?
yes, but it lasts me a loooooong time. a lil dab will do ya!

Are you taking college classes right now?
Do you like sushi?
nope, fish should be cooked….lol

Do you get your hair cut every month?
every 6~8 weeks, trying to grow it again.
Do you go online everyday?
yes, usually.
Will you pass this survey on to 5 people?

no, like funny said, if people wanna play, they can cut and paste, but it is fun to see what others would say, so please play.  leave me a remark in the comments if you do, so i can check and see your answers…..have a great weekend.  im gonna go soak…this was hard! 

For My Momma

Ok, so I didn’t post on the actual day of my mom’s anniversary of her death….but I’m here now…I have found all my pictures…which is the reason I was late in the first place.  Please don’t shoot me yet.  I haven’t posted.  K?  Alrighty then, I wrote on my sister’s blog, C, about my earliest memory of my mom.  Well, for those of you who read her blog, this will be a rerun.  Sorry.  But I have a picture for you if you hang out long enough.  lol  I know, I’m such a tease.  When I was 2.5 yrs old, my daddy was carrying me down the stairs, we had hardwood floors, and he slipped.  He landed on me, breaking and dislocating my hip.  He yelled for my momma.  She came running, and they were both crying.  I couldn’t move.  I didn’t cry.  I just know my daddy picked me up so gently and carried me out to the car.  I don’t remember the car ride.  I do remember the hospital though.  I had to be there a long time with my legs in traction.  I remember a strong smell.  My momma stayed with me all the time or my daddy some of the time.  But they had the twins which were just 4 at home and Chris who was 9.  So they had their hands full.  When I did go home, I was entertained all the time.  Imagine being 2 1/2 and being in a body cast for 3~4 months, flat on your back.  I couldn’t stand.  I had to fed.  I had to be washed and changed.  Here I am on my lil couch surrounded by my court of entertainers.  Chris is in the back with her friend.  I guess she needed someone to play with besides me.  My mommy always was at my side no matter what I needed.  The twins played with me too.  I guess when you have something traumatic happen to you, it sticks in your memory or you flush it out.  For me, it was a memorable thing because it was bad, but also comforting in every way. 



my momma when she was in her 20’s with a beau, she is in the white dress in front.


she loved talking and socializing.


at my house in CA right after she came to live with us, she started feeling better.


she loved having her picture taken…she was a beautiful lady!


she lived with us in NE also for a couple of years also until we moved to CA, but didn’t want to move when we got orders there.


i believe she is 17~18 here.


this is Christmas morning. a month before she died. that is my daughter helping her open her present. she is the one having her second baby!  molly’s momma!!  you can see she is already sick, she has pneumonia here. in two weeks, she will go in the hospital and never come home. 


here she is 8, making her 1st Communion.  how cute, on the roof!!


she had many friends that ended up marrying her brothers.  this one married her brother gerald.


this was the love of her life, he is the same man she is with up above in the formal picture.  if she hadn’t met my daddy, she probably would of married him, except he liked “his drink” and she didn’t!


this is her 2nd grade school pic, she is 6 1/5


this is probably one of my fave of her, she looks so pretty! but i have to say, for the 40’s, it is a bit short, don’t you think? 


Well, maman, I miss you.  I know we will see each other some day again.  I believe that. 

And for you all me bloggy buds, I hope you were all pleased with the tribute to my lovely mom.  She was a beautiful person, who may have made some bad choices in her life.  But haven’t we all?  She regretted many things before she died.  We spoke a lot and she knows she could of done many things differently.  But you can’t change the past.  We must move forward.  I love her dearly, I miss her.  I still remember cute things she did and said and I smile.  I share with my kids and grandkids.  Only the good things.  Well, time to prepare dinner for the old people.  Oh, yeah that would be me!  ha ha  Have a great weekend peeps! 


from chris to Jo..

Toone, my baby sissy.. i know you keep having one health issue after another, just like me, but things will get better. i mean what's the worst that can happen? we die. that's all. no biggie. there are worse things than dieing. the trick is to fight everything we get thrown at us, eventually they'll give up when they see how strong we are and that THEY can't deplete our spirits. after all, we are french TOONES. the only ones in da fammy fam famala. by the way, who the hell are THEY and what kind of pizza do they order.?.
so to cheer the dirty gQQg up, i put a few of our fave tings on yo' sidebar... erm, well.. maybe just a lil more than a few. so when you get lonely or sad or feel like yo' dieing even tho you aren't, look at our faves and let them embrace you with the comfort we had doing those things live. k? je t'aime puis tout vas allez bien.

and remember, someday soon Diane and i are coming to live with you's... and we will spend our days at the beach, walking, shopping, traveling, and of course eating. we will frikkin eat e.v.e.r.y single day, k? cuz i have a feeling i am going to win the lottery anytime now. it's MY turn. hey, we weren't born in New Britain fer nuttin.

so, let's get on our horsey's and mozzie on outta here.

your beeg sissy,


Working out can Kill!!

Just so you know, they should put labels on this stuff cuz it is soooooo dad gum dangerous!  A gal could break a nail or even a sweat using it!



The things we have to do to stay beautiful…..my mommy just doesn’t understand!



Ok, careful…..mustn’t get off the rhythm of the music…..wheeee!
Ladies, always remember to rehydrate…..very important when working out or doing yoga.
And another thing, make sure to reward yourself for taking time to work out!! 

Here are a few more shots of Lil Molly.  They went geocaching today.  Let me know if any of you have ever went or ever heard of this for that matter.  It works with a GPS.  You get coordinates online and you go to those places then you find something in a container.  I am still fuzzy on the details. Anyway, it is like a treasure hunt with other participants.  I have never played.  They started doing this when they were in Italy.



There it is daddy, I found it! It’s good I worked out earlier so I could do all this hiking!


A New Belly Update!


This was taken today, and is only 5 weeks later then the one I posted before!  Can you believe how big she got in just 5 short weeks?  I told her she was going to have a 15 lb baby!  lol  Jokingly, I said we would call her (the baby belly) the butterball. 




So this is 19 weeks.  And they have thought of several names so far.  Ruby is one of them.  Their daughter likes the show Max and Ruby…..go figure.  They also like the name Cecelia, calling her Cici for short.  And then they like Rosy.  Just plain Rosy.  Plain little simple names.  I went on line and looked up Irish girl’s names, because that is our heritage, (and French too) but his family is Irish too.  They have a very Irish last name.  I spent like 3 hours and sent a list of like 10 names that were so very nice and different.  She liked a few of them.  But I don’t think daddy did.  lol  Oh well….it was fun!  More later!


YES!!!! We Are Expecting!!!

We are having a girl in June!  And it’s not gonna hurt me at all!  Cuz my daughter is having her!  LOL  Now you didn’t think this old person was having a lil baby now did you?  ha ha


That would take a trick from the Almighty because things have been removed to make that impossible. 



the little baby having a snooze!


the lil momma with a lil belly



the proud big sister prancing around!!



the proud daddy, hubby and hero!!


Now you’ve met the family.  They will be having our little one in June.  I will go down and help them, God willing, for as long as they need me.  He will deploy shortly after that.  She will be alone with the two girls for 3-4 months.  Unless Uncle Sam decides to extend him, which he has done before to both of them. 


So, hoping there will be some traveling for the girls to see us, and some for us to be down in FL with them to take up the slack.  It is pretty hard with two babies.  Especially when one is gone.  She is quite an exceptional mom though and I am very proud to call her my daughter.  (though she is my baby, and always will be!)  More updates to come.  I just didn’t want you all to think that I was the one giving birth, though that would be funny….I would love nothing more.  I love babies soooo much.  But, I think God knew what He was doing when He gave babies to young people.  We older ones have kinks and crackles that just aren’t conducive to chasing little ones!!  I love it though when they come over and crawl all over me.  It’s like baby heaven….I just can suck out all their youth and breathe them in….ahhhh, the smell of a fresh baby, I can’t wait to taste a fresh one!!  lol


The Hydroxytone Trial Debacle

I had seen this advertisement for hydroxytone on TV for a few months.  It was given away to celebrities at the awards.  I went online to read about it.  It had good reviews.  I thought I would order a trial.  It was only $1.99 after all, what was there to lose?  So, I filled out all the boring details….long as they were! Hit the submit button, only to be denied my unwrinkling! They said I forgot something or other on my form, so I went through all the whole ordeal AGAIN, but……when I did, I read some small, tiny, miniscule print on my way through to the one thing that I forgot, which by the way was my my phone number. 

Well, I read that once you order this, for $1.99, they have your credit card number.  Then in a month, they will ship you without your approval, well, I guess you have approved it, by purchasing the trial only you wouldn’t know this unless you had a magnifying glass to read it in the beginning, another order of the cream for $141.00!  Well, when I read this, I was so glad that the error occurred, I quickly erased all my information and hit the cancel button. 

But the nightmare didn’t end here.  Later that night, hubby and I were watching TV, I got a call on my cell phone.  I didn’t recognize the number but answered it anyway.  It was the a man from this company. He saw that I had canceled my order and wanted to know why.  I explained why.  That I like to be in control of my bank account and not have anything taken out whenever.  I adamantly told him over and over NO I don’t want their product.  HANG UP!

The next day, looking over my bank stuffs online, I see a debit for what else: $1.99!  From HYDROXYTONE!! The guy charged my account, which I don’t know how the heck he got, or how he got my phone number either!  I call the company, and they tell me, “I’m sorry, we’ve already shipped that order.”  I was soooo mad.  I felt like  someone stole from me.  Just because I hung up on him, he probably got mad and charged my card. 

Well, two can play at that game.  I called my bank.  I stopped payment on my card.  Ordered a new card.  Called the stupid company back, told them to cancel my account.  They told me I had to return the bottles of cream.  Yeah like that’s going to happen.  I never ordered them!  I guess the laugh will be on them when they go to charge my card next month when it comes time to renew!  The funny thing is, I got the cream in the mail, and it is good cream and I think it does work!  But do you think I will EVER order from them?  HECK no!  I will order it on EBAY, it is way cheaper and I can get when I need it.  It is a fraction of the cost.  So there, Hydroxytone, stick that in your cream!


Still no Dictionary, But I do Have A Humphrey!!

What might you ask is a dang Humphrey?  Well, you should ask, who?  Cuz, he is just the darnest, cutest, most adorable lil poopster you ever saw.  He is my nephew and here he is:

Look at his lil stocking feet!! So freaking cute!!!

Say “Ahhhhhhhhhh, Humphrey!!!”   Such a goooood boy!   Auntie JoJo loves you!


Look how pretty he is……looking at the doggies in the back yard.  Wooof!


OOOOOOOKKKKKK, i reeeeellllly had to poooop, ok?  you dont have to look, but, look at me cute lil face????

i still have a migraine, so off i go to bed, but wanted humphrey to say hey to suz and chris and diane and all the others out there that love boxers.  woof.  slurp, and lick!  night, mom is making me go night night now.  bad mommy. 


Ok, So……Here We Go…….

My special word du jour is head and surprisingly, the other was ache!  Can you believe that?  And for just grins and giggles I chose one more, and guess what it was………..










yup……you guessed it, OUCH!!!! Will try again later, sorry peeps, off too lala land!


Yup, Still hanging around….

So, I have been really feeling kind of bad not posting every day.  Feeling guilty.  I read all these wonderful blogs with very smart and emotional meanings and thoughts.  I have nothing.  I draw a blank.  I am sitting every day looking at my screen wondering where you people get your inspiration from.  I look up at the ceiling and there isn’t anything there.  I went to the window, peeked out at the horizon, nada.  Stared at the floor to see if it would speak to me, the dog got off the couch and thought we were going somewhere.  (note to self: don’t look at floor again unless going for a walk with dog!)


So I am racking my lil pea brain as to what might I just do each day for an idea for my blog?  Then I had a light bulb moment.  It’s not Einstein, mind you, but I think it may work for me.  And it may inspire a few of you.  I am going to use our friend, Webster’s Dictionary to help me find a thought or subject each day.  It was just sitting there doing nothing….and when the need arises, like a special day, or something I will do that instead. 


Though I am sure I will still have my lazy days.  Who doesn’t?  lol  Well, I am off to search for the biggest and best Webster I can find!  Oh, and some lunch too!  tee hee! 




Wishing you all the best for a wonderful and prosperous and healthy, wealthy and fun-filled new year!  From our house to yours:  we hope you


have many more moo years!



have no more fears!!



have nice ears!!



yah, whatever this birdy says!!!


no tears

no more tears, ya hear??


new beers

have many new beers!!!



happy bears!!!


many years

many, many more years!!!



hahaha, cute gnu’s to you!!



and who doesn’t need a new rear? not me!!!! gimmeeee….de pink on de left…



i was looking for a hippo, but found a newt…he is kinda cute.



and if your feeling a lil blue or green, this should make you feel all better…..shhhh, go night night.



for all me friends down under, these lil guys are for you, hang on lil roo!!!


So to all my bloggy buds, from the words of a very wise man, to all a good night!!