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on February 14, 2007 - 6:58am

Holy Cow! That is truly THE ABSOLUTE BEST VIDEO OF ALL TIME! The simplicity. Great camera shots! Hands and mouth. Whew! Ok, I'm done. Very well done Josh!

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Be back for a longer entry later.

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It's Been a Long Time

on January 19, 2007 - 5:08pm

It's been a long time. I've started cooking...really cooking. So, all of my free time in the evenings (on the weekend) are spent trying new recipes. I never would have thought that I would have said I enjoy cooking. But I do. When I don't HAVE to. So, during the week we eat the leftovers of my wonderful creations I prepare over the weekend (wonderful? I'm not so sure about that).

I rely heavily on Betty Crocker, like my mom did. She hasn't let me down thus far. Except for the tragic evening I decided to make "Pepper Steak". Nay! Not good! It didn't help that my husband was an hour late coming home. I had to slow down the entire process which caused some of the problems. Anyway, I won't be trying that recipe again.

So, don't tell anyone. I like to cook! Holy Cow!

I listen to Sean Hannity on the way home most evenings. I think it was Wednesday evening he was talking about Dakota Fanning (sp?). I have no idea who she is, but apparently she is a young actress (13 - 14?) and her latest movie has a rape scene in it.

For those of you who do not know Sean Hannity. He is a very conservative talk show host and in the evening, he co-hosts "Hannity and Colmes" on Fox News.

Anyway, he was talking about how our society has declined so much that we allow a child to be exposed this way (the scene is fairly explicit). He then started to talk about young people who become famous when they are young and how it generally screws them up. As adults; they are so screwed up from the early fame that they end up in rehab and totally messed up. How once the taste of fame reaches the tongue, there is no satisfying the hunger for more. How they feel that the world revolves around them and they can't get enough of the attention. They come to believe what everyone around them makes them believe. They are No. 1, PERIOD.

So, that made me think about Josh and the fact that he still appears so very humble. It worries me though. Sean made it clear that parenting has everything to do about how these kids handle the fame and in Dakota Fannings case, the parents were not involved.

Josh has said many, many times that his parents keep him grounded. As he continues to become more and more popular, I hope that he can maintain that attitude. 99% of us do not make a difference as it relates to the world. We make a difference in our small little corner of the world (family, friends, work, etc.), but very few people get the opportunity to really MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Josh seems to have taken on that task with amazing energy and so have we as his fans. I'm not that much older than Josh (11 years...that may be a lot older...who knows)and if I ever had the opportunity to really talk to him, I would:

Tell him to focus. Stay grounded. Stay true to yourself. You are a fantastic person. Extremely talented, funny, smart and, I can only imagine, loving. STAY THAT WAY!

Alright. Stepping down from my soap box. Signing off for now to kiss my sweet little boy goodnight!

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Gators vs. Buckeyes - Who Cares?

on January 8, 2007 - 3:25pm

Ok...I have to care to some degree because my husband is a huge Gator fan. I'm from Indiana originally, and I understand about rabid fans, but it gets a little scary down here at times. We are going over to my sister-in-laws house to watch the game. I'm determined to route for Ohio State, cause Big 10 is where my heart is, but I think I should support my husbands team. Cause really, it's not big deal to me either way. I'm not much of a college football fan. College basketball is what I get into. NFL better believe it. So, anyway, I'll endure the evening with as much grace as I can muster (with the help of a glass or two of wine).

We can't keep Winslow inside the house and I am so scared that someone is going to take him. He now has a second home across the street complete with his own litter box and food bowl. I have a feeling she is the one who had him the couple of days he was gone. She is a nice woman and very lonely and loves cats. Winslow is a cool cat, but he's WINSLOW. Drinking out of the toilet, jumping on you like a dog, stands by the door to be out like a dog, thinkin' he's a dog WINSLOW!

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This Weather......!!!!

on January 3, 2007 - 3:48pm

I know I shouldn't complain. There are so many people that have been digging out of the snow, dealing with tornadoes, etc., but this weather is for the birds! It was in the upper 70's, muggy and overcast for Christmas and New Years. Today was just miserable with more of the same plus the added bonus of lots of rain.

When it rains in J-ville, people all of a sudden forget how to drive. It's insane! I know this isn't the only city this happens in.....I just feel like complaining...:)

Anyhoo...I have been really working hard on getting my mind focused on work again. Retiring is not a done-deal and may not be for quite some time. I need to continue to do a good job and try not to think about things too much.

Strange things have been happening the last few months involving some people who I work closely with. One person in particular has completely changed in personality. There might be an that was stumbled on by accident, but I just can't bring myself to believe this person would do what this "evidence" implies.

I'll be brief and try not to give anyone away (just in case). As a nice gesture, someone gave someone else an old phone and recorder. On that recorder was a dozen or so messages, one of which was from someone claiming that the relationship was over and "don't tell your spouse". BLOWS MY MIND! #1: If it was the wrong number why wouldn't the message be deleted? #2: If the message was real, why wouldn't it be deleted?

I realize that this is absolutely NONE OF MY BUSINESS, but when you hold someone in high esteem, notice a complete change in personality and then find out about this message, it's hard not to think about it. I've agonized over it because this person would be the very last person on earth I would ever suspect of cheating on their spouse. I've got to let it go...I know.

Moving right along...confession time! I'm addicted to Grey's Anatomy! I am on Season 2 (have all of them on my Ipod) and I can't get enough. I'm not one to become addicted to something like that (only to Josh), but WHAT A GREAT SHOW! Anyway....thought I would get that out.

I've been thinking a lot about New Year's Resolutions. My husband has really been pushing that we come up with some together. I really have a lot of thinking to do about them because, after all, I don't want to end up feeling like crap at this time next year when I look back and realize I didn't keep any of them! That's positive thinking for you! :)

Off to ponder......

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Happy New Year!!!

on January 2, 2007 - 3:39pm

2007 - Unbelievable! I can't believe that another year has gone by! Cameron will be 4 next month and it seems like just yesterday that he was a little guy. Did time go by this fast for my parents? I don't think so. With technology as it is, we live in a more fast-paced world. Everything is almost instantaneous. Cell phones put you in touch with anyone at anytime, text messaging, e-mail, CrackBerrys. Yikes.

I'm hoping this is the year I can slow down. Enjoy my son more and be a better wife and mother. Right now, there is simply not enough time in the day. I am hopeful that great things will happen in '07. It's going to be a good year!

I'm going to sign off for now. Happy New Year to all of you. I hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2007!



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