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Friday, 6 June 2008
Sorry - Blog Name Taken
Mood:  cool
Now Playing: some weird kids' show on PBS with a Pig & Duck (?)
Topic: Blogging
So in my post below I mentioned that "random ramblings" would make a good blog name.  Well, I discovered that there is already such an animal.  It is a Genealogy blog - however if you are interested in what they are rambling randomly about - go check it out here: Random Ramblings. That's all . . .

Posted by wendylittrell at 12:12 PM CDT
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Misspellings, Misfortune & Other Dumb Luck!
Mood:  mischievious
Topic: Blogging

As my daughter pointed out in my previous post - I can't spell "August" at all!  Consider it my brain working faster than my fingers!  I should have checked all the spelling before posting but I didn't!  Oh well - we have a new month now - AUUGUST!  It's a good thing that's not my name (yeah, that's what my Dad wanted to name me - only spelled the right way!)  No one knows why - I wasn't even born in August! 

So with yesterday being the last day of school, I figured I'd be able to complete stuff I needed to have done for Sunday - that also included getting most of the food stuff & punch ingredients for the grad party - as well as picking up some last minute decoration stuff.  I did go to the store but when I got home I had an emergency I had to handle so with the groceries still in the UNAIRCONDITIONED vehicle, I went to go pick someone up.  I wasn't really sure where I was going & what the deal was.  I was clock watching since Soon to Be 2nd Grader was getting out of school early.  Anyway I found where I needed to be & in the whole process of opening & closing doors, one of my salsa jars fell out & made a big mess on the road.  I sure wouldn't want someone leaving a bunch of glass on the road so I did my best to clean it all up - puncturing my finger in the process.  Grabbed a rag from the vehicle (which I'm sure was crawling with germs and dirt) to stop the bleeding & then finally back to the house.  It was sweltering!  Then I had to lug all the groceries in & put away. 

I finally finished up stuff I'd been trying to get done earlier about 8 p.m. last night.  There's still a few things yet to do.  Pick up a pie (yeah, College Bound Daughter wants a pie for her graduation party!) plus order a cake (for everyone else!).  Saturday I need to run to order balloons to pick up before the party on Sunday & take the food up to the party location so I won't have to do it Sunday.  I just hope the people putting the refreshments together for after church, don't get confused & use my stuff (I'll mark it clearly - just in case!)

And the wind here in North Texas has been HORRIBLE!  Remember my post about flying dogs?  I saw some guy carrying his tiny little dog the other day - it probably started to get airborne & he didn't want to lose the little thing!  I even saw some fences that had fallen down due to the wind.  Would be half way ok if there was a nice cool breeze with all that wind but it's so dry & warm.  Sort of like what I'd expect from the California Santa Ana winds.

If I'm not here in the next couple days I'll be back after graduation is all over & done with & post about it then.

Posted by wendylittrell at 7:00 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, 6 June 2008 7:14 AM CDT
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Thursday, 15 May 2008
Where I've been OR Tripod Ate My Stuff!
Mood:  irritated
Topic: Blogging


I typed this wonderful post called “What My Mother Taught Me” last Friday in honor of Mother’s Day.  Filled with humor and love – BUT when I told Tripod to “publish” – I got the page that appears when you aren’t logged in to the internet like “you stupid fool, you need to connect for it to work!”  so I hit refresh.  And you know what happened?  It took me back to the blog – without the new post!  UGH! 


Earlier last week I was having difficulty so I thought it might be due to the fact I had very limited space left in my account which is why I deleted one of my photo albums.  Then I had plenty of space.  Is Tripod just being touchy lately?  As my sister would say “What IS the deal?”


All I know – I really don’t want to have to move this blog again!  I may start posting identical posts to my “Wendy’s Wonders” blog – now that it is allowing me back in to post.  (see link to the left under "My Other Stuff")


So did all of the Mom’s have a good Mother’s Day?  Did your family treat you to breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three)?  Did you get the pampering you so deserve? 


Posted by wendylittrell at 7:32 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, 15 May 2008 7:38 AM CDT
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Monday, 5 May 2008
Mood:  mischievious
Topic: Blogging

Remember how I moaned & groaned about my other blog not letting me get in so I can post?  Well, for some odd reason (probably because google likes me now - who knows?!) - I can get into it now.  I still won't do much over there - BUT . . .

Google Adsense is now running Ads on my site.  For every click I get $$ - I don't know yet if you can just click all day from one ISP or not - but hey, it never hurts to try!

Besides - you never know what kind of good stuff is waiting behind door number 1, 2 or 3!  Give it a try (& help the cause!)

Go to:


Posted by wendylittrell at 3:38 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 5 May 2008 3:42 PM CDT
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Sunday, 4 May 2008
Mood:  cool
Topic: Blogging

Yesterday I had a horrible time trying to get into this blog or do anything with my tripod account.  Not sure if it was tripod or what.  If you had problems getting in - then I'm guessing it was a tripod thing.  Anyway by yesterday late afternoon everything seemed ok.

If you go looking for the "regular" photo album of photos I had on tripod, I've deleted it.  The amount of space was almost maxed out & since I'm not upgrading to a pay account, thought it was best to delete them.  I'll figure something else out - maybe put them on my photobucket or go to picasa or something.

Have a great day!

Posted by wendylittrell at 7:46 AM CDT
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Friday, 2 May 2008
SPF (Stuffed Portrait Friday)
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Blogging

Kristine at Random and Odd has put up the Stuffed Portrait Friday and the topic is "Song".

"Solitary Man" by Neil Diamond (sorry, it's the American Idol songbook for the week!)  My husband at a church picnic playing his guitar.






"Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins from the movie "Top Gun".  This was taken at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio in 2005.  My family loves to sit in the aircrafts!




"The Wedding Song (There is Love)" by Paul Stookey.  Our wonderful friend, minister's wife and choir director, sang this for our reaffirmation wedding on April Fools Day in 1989. 




 Did You Play?  Go let Kristine Know!

Posted by wendylittrell at 7:42 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, 2 May 2008 12:54 PM CDT
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Thursday, 17 April 2008
Things About Me (that you were just dying to know!)
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Blogging

Got emails from both my sister & niece this a.m. (probably last night!) on the subject of "things about me".  I've probably posted this info here before but instead of forwarding to people who (like me) have no time for that sort of thing & delete it, I'm posting here so if you are interested - you can read & if not - you can go to another web site!

A ) Four places I go all the time: Church, Starbucks, Tom Thumb, 7-11

B) Four people who e-mail me (regularly); My sister, Mary, Patty, any of my children

C) Four of my favorite places to eat: Alfredos, Local Diner, Cracker Barrel, Taco Bueno (yes, I'm a "Bueno Head")

D) Four places I would rather be right now: with my mom

E) Four people I think will respond: probably no one!

F) Four TV shows I watch over and over: Lost, American Idol, New Amsterdam, CSI (any)

Four jobs I have had in my life:

1.       Catering Employee

2.    Waitress

3.   Graphic Artist/Tech. Illustrator/Clerk/Pub Specialist

4.    After market sales representative   Four movies I would watch over and over:

1.        Casablanca

2.     Highlander (Original & End Game)

3.     Lord of the Rings (all 3)

4.     Why do I only get 4? 

Four places I have lived :

1.       Beavercreek, Ohio 

2.       Grapevine, Texas

3.        Denton, Texas

4.         Lewisville, Texas        

 Four TV Shows that I watch:

1.        American Idol

2.      New Amsterdam 

3.      Lost   

4.      CSI (all)

 Four places I have been:

1.     Grand Canyon

2.     Disneyland

3.     Philadelphia

4.     Niagra Falls (Canadian Side) - is that all I can list?

 Four of my favorite foods:

1.   Alfredo's pizza

2.    My mom's spaghetti

3.    My mom's chicken & noodles

4.    My swiss steak in the crock pot Four places I would rather be right now

1.       1.   With my mom in Ohio

      2.   Somewhere with my husband without kids!

            3.    Somewhere I haven't been & I don't have to cook, clean, entertain, or get up at a decent time in the morning or go to bed at a decent hour at night!

            4.   In Missouri at the farm

2.     Four friends I think will respond:

1.        I'm not sure who I'll send this to, so I can't speculate....  (repeating my sister's thoughts!)


 Four things I look forward to in 2008

1.       1. Visiting family  

      2.   Jasmine's graduation    

      3.   Jasmine's start to college    

      4.   Getting a 3rd vehicle


Send me the link to your answers! (or I'll tag you!)

Posted by wendylittrell at 7:28 AM CDT
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Friday, 4 January 2008
Moving . . . sorta
Mood:  quizzical
Topic: Blogging

So I got a wild hair the other day & decided to check out - & I sorta liked what I saw on there.  I don't think I'm actually moving my blog there, but I would like to get more creative in blogging about scrapbooking - so I think that's where I'm going to start hanging out - scrap-wise.  I'm so not ready to go "live" at Wordpress just yet & will let you know when I arrive there. 

Do any of you out there - YEAH I'M TALKING TO YOU! - use Wordpress?  and if so . . . do you like it?  Is it comparable to other blogging sites?  Looks like I can upload more info - flickr, links, photos, etc.  What do you think?

Posted by wendylittrell at 7:39 AM CST
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Friday, 18 May 2007
My Old Blog
Mood:  irritated
Topic: Blogging

What happened to Blogspot?  I had have a blog there - - however, now blotspot wants everyone to have a google account.  Fine, I have one, but when I go to retrieve my OLD blogspot stuff, it won't let me.

If you want to read what I blogged about back in the early months of '05, click the link above & have at it. 

Glad to be blogging here at Tripod now & hopefully I'll keep up with it


Posted by wendylittrell at 4:38 PM CDT
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