Friday, October 31, 2008

Stress...... an award and a gift post;)

Yes I did I screamed like a sissy girl yesterday when this package arrived! I actually won something! Elizabeth over at had a giveaway and I won! Here are all the goodies;) Thanks so much Elizabeth!!!

Shannon over at shared this lovely award with me for all my work in Blogge'ville! Thanks so much my fellow South Cackalacky girl;)
I am suppose to list 6 things that make me happy that's an easy one
1. My Life at home
2.My Tally (dog)
3. Watching the sunset
4. Travelling to Jamaica
5. My friends
6.Making other people smile
I know that most have received this award BUT if you haven't and you stop by PLEASE consider it yours! All of my blog roll are some of the most Kreative people I know, so have at it you all deserve it:)

Well here's me! Pulling my hair out hoping I don't disappoint anyone with the BIG spectacle happening tomorrow night at 8PM over in Blogge'ville with the Masquerade Ball! Remember if you are taking part be sure to get caught up on the story because Saturday's will be a long one! It's filled with love, lust and reveals... and it's a true spectacle of events!!! For those that have been so kind and sent well wishes, I had my MRI yesterday still waiting on results and I am still not working! I feel like a monkey with all the tests they have been running maybe they will figure something out soon! Until we meet again!
Hugs and Love
Happy Halloween Everyone!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Apples vs. Grapes??

Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good but, easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to the women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn out to be something acceptable to have dinner with....

Share this with all the good apples you know;)

Hugs French;)

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Indian

The Indian With One Testicle

There once was an Indian who had only one testicle
and whose given name was 'Onestone'. He hated that
name and asked everyone not to call him Onestone.

After years and years of torment, Onestone finally
cracked and said,' If anyone calls me Onestone
again I will kill them!'

The word got around and nobody called
him that any more.

Then one day a young woman named Blue Bird
forgot and said, 'Good morning, Onestone.' He
jumped up, g rabbed her and took her deep into
the forest where he made love to her all day and
all night. He made love to her all the next day,
until Blue Bird died from exhaustion.

The word got around that Onestone meant what
he promised he would do. Years went by and no
one dared call him by his given name until A woman
named Yellow Bird returned to the village after being
away. Yellow Bird , who was Blue Bird's cousin, was
overjoyed when she saw Onestone. She hugged him
and said, 'Good to see you, Onestone.'

Onestone grabbed her, took her deep into the forest,

then he made love to her all day, made love to her all
night, made love to her all the next day, made love to
her all the next night, but Yellow Bird wouldn't die!

Why ???

OH, come on... take a guess !!!

Think about it !!!

You're going to love this !!!

Everyone knows...
You can't kill Two Birds
with OneStone !!!

Peace out!
Hope you all enjoy your weekend~~~

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gotta Love the British Newspapers!!!

What else can I say? Hey I didn't write these, blame the "Bloody Brits"
Have a chuckle will ya!

The "KEY" to my dreams.....

This is so exciting and now that I am posting this they may be sorry I found them, or they found me...(LOL)

I went over to their blog and discovered that they bought old keys and decorated them. Now that sounds fun as anything but they took it a step further. If you email them your dream, what ever it is...they decorate YOUR key and mail it to you with this lovely little note that says:

"Your Wish is Your Command"

Each key is decorated differently, and each key represents what YOU want most in life or your dreams....I am so happy this found me!!! Look out--- my dream may be coming true!! My key is black with sparkles and has a pretty little flower and ribbon attached and now I carry it every where with's my new "good luck" charm!!

Check them out here, and leave them some love~~~Polly and Suzy you are the best!

Hugs French;)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

You've been served!!!!!

Melissa over at the little sweetheart shared this with me and I know I usually don't conform to the rules not because I don't want to I just hate trying to pick only a few from all the wonderful bloggers out there;)

*Mention the blog that gave you the reward and comment on their blog to let them know that you have posted there award. You also have to list 6 things you VALUE and 6 things you Don't VALUE. Lastly, you have to pass the award onto 6 other friends! So here it goes...6 things that I Value:

1. Trust.

2. My husband Gordon sometimes we have our moments but regardless 20 + years and counting I couldn't imagine life without him!

3. My two kids. They are my world!

4. My family without their support during good and bad times who's shoulder would I blow my nose on?

5. The friendships that I have. I admit that for whatever reason...I don't have too many...but the one's I do have are very, very special and valuable to me! They remind me of what's important and slap me when I need it~~they love me because of and despite my faults!

6. My patients more often than not I may be taking care of them but they humble me time and time again;)

Six thing's that I DO NOT value:

1. Cruelty to animals~~~enough said!

2. People that bitch about life and do nothing to change things! You are the designer of your destiny seek it and eventually it will come to you~~you never know until you try;) Believe in yourself and go after your dreams ALWAYS!!

3. Prejudice

4. Greed~I believe it's the ONE true evil in the world.

5. Laziness~~~I work a ton that's all I know, the values of today's society just isn't what it was years ago--- I see it all too often with new nurses that are afraid to get their hands dirty but expect to be paid the same as me who has done it for almost 20 years? wtf?? "Hello" your a new grad clean some shit and get over it and yourself! I hate those lazy (fuckers)!oops!

6. TAXES and INSURANCE~~we are being raped daily by these 2 things and the powers that be do nothing to change it other than hype a bunch of (bullshit)!!!!

Six blogs that I would like to share this with in no particular order~~~

1. Bo over here;)

2. Squawmamma over here;)

3. Kathy over here;)

4. Bridget over here;)

5.Justine over here;)

6. Elizabeth over here;)

Well if you don't believe they deserve it than check it out for yourselves;) These are some wild kreative women I tell ya! Of course I can't conform too much I might give the wrong impression so if you are on my list then consider yourself served! You've been served the Kreative Blogger award too;)
Hugs and love French;)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Masquerade Ball

Since we have a few ladies going off on vacation, and very busy.... and since I will need some time to put this all together before the Masquerade Ball of Blogge'ville I am putting out this request now... OK ladies and gents (he he) I need for you to email me your Masquerade Ball costumes, if you are married then I need both yours and your spouses costumes. I need these to be sent in Jpeg format if possible, or preferably copied directly into the email so I can copy and paste them. Should there be any duplicate costumes or masks please know I will do this based on a first come basis, so if there are any duplicates I will send you a note and ask that you choose another. Keep in mind this is a Masquerade Ball! DO NOT tell anyone what you are wearing or post it just send the email to me directly please;)

1.Please try to keep costumes elaborate and/or fun and step out of your comfort zone!

2.Keep in mind who your character is.......
3.Please state in subject line character name to make this easier for me!

This is the mask given to the men if their faces are not hidden!

This is the mask provided to the women....if faces not hidden!

DH----Dustin Hooker as " The Spartan"

Taylor Diggle as "Little Red Riding Hood"!

Should I NOT get a request in time your character can and may be executed~~Blogge'ville style!

You have 2 weeks so..........deadline is October 26th,2008
Hugs and have fun costume shopping!
emails sent to
Oh and if you haven't already visited the blogopera your missing out on a ton of lust, passion, deception, intrigue etc....visit here and get caught up in the moment!!

Hugs~~~ready>>>>set>>>>>GO GO GO!!!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Answers to the Movie Lines

1. "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin' " Shawshank Redemption line said by Morgan Freeman~~~ I live by this line!

2. " Did I offend" Pretty in Pink line said by "Duckie" Jon Cryer~~ I love this line, and use it a ton!

3. "Snap out of it" Moonstruck~~ line said by Cher (use this on my daughter all the time)

4. " Go ahead, make my day" Sudden Impact Clint Eastwood (Who hasn't said this?)

5. " If you build it he will come" Field of Dreams line by (Shoeless Joe) DH's favorite all time movie

6. "Mrs. Robinson you're trying to seduce me aren't you?" The Graduate line by Dustin Hoffman~~this is just one of those classics;)

7. "I'm the king of the world" Titanic line by Leonardo DiCaprio

8. " I see dead people" Sixth Sense line by Haley Joel Osment (you'll hear this alot at the hospitals, hey we have to find humor somewhere dealing with what we see daily!)

9. "You had me at hello" Jerry Maguire line by Renee Zellwegger (I say this to DH all the time;)

10. " Hello....McFly?" Back to the Future~~ can't remember the name but he was the bully this line cracks me up I use this one a lot too with my kids (lol) and they have no idea what I am talking about!

11. "What is it in us that seeks the truth? Is it our minds or is it our hearts?" A Time to Kill~~said by none other than my hottie Matthew McConnaughey this line really makes you think!!!!

12."That's my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that's where my home is. " The Notebook~line by James Gardner I threw this one in figuring nobody would get it! So if you did then give yourself a pat on the back;) Heck if you got any of them pat yourself on the back I picked some tough ones!

Thanks to all that played along;) This was kind of fun!


Guess the Movie from the Quotes??

We all have our favorites....some use them frequently here are a few...see if you can guess the movie!

1. "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin' "

2. " Did I offend"

3. "Snap out of it"

4. " Go ahead, make my day"

5. " If you build it he will come"

6. "Mrs. Robinson you're trying to seduce me aren't you?"

7. "I'm the king of the world"

8. " I see dead people"

9. "You had me at hello"

10. " Hello....McFly?"

11. "What is it in us that seeks the truth? Is it our minds or is it our hearts?"

12."That's my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that's where my home is. "

No cheating can you guess these?

Hugs French;)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A plug and a thank you!

First let me start off by saying "thank you"! I really didn't mean to sound as though I was complaining, (OK maybe just a little)... things are hectic but I truly am enjoying it! DH's business is picking up like crazy and that's a GOOD thing which keeps me busier than usual! I like to be busy, and not sure I would know what to do if I wasn't! As suggested to me by everyone I am taking a much needed day off~~going shopping and cruising the streets looking for some good deals on Wednesday, spending time with a friend and just enjoying the break! Still want to get my son's room started maybe I will find something for that;)

Now for those that have been reading the "Blogopera" my heartfelt thanks.... keep those comments coming, and send anyone that may be interested that way...I love the comments and the more I get the more I want to write;) The plot is starting to come together nicely, and I have introduced all but 1 character (I think) that total is the the 30's! Yikes! So please get the word out, and share it with your friends;) You have the right to brag about this because YOU are all part of it, and the reason it began!
Once again thank you for inspiring me to do this! So far it has been an amazingly fun journey, and it has only just begun!

Click here to enter Blogge'ville!! If you dare!!

Hugs and sincere thanks for "all" your support!

Madame French;)xoxoxo

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A week in the life of French!

I recently read a post that gave me the idea to post this...a day in the life of French...

Because I work weekend nights, and also at my husband's shop during the week my life is anything but normal but to me busy is a good thing!

Sunday and Monday~~this is the day I usually try to catch up on laundry and housecleaning...(yuk) then by 2pm I am usually lying down for a nap ( or at least trying to!) I wake at 5pm get ready and off to work I go from 7pm to 7am...once I finish giving report and signing off of that job I then drive to DH's shop and check to see what mail has come in, checks, do the banking and set up the girl Friday for her daily chores. I then come home check emails, write a bit if it comes to me, Blog then off to bed around 11 or 12 noon, at this point I have usually been up for about 28 to 29 hours. I then get up around 5 or 6, check email decide what to do for dinner Monday evenings.

Tuesday~~ get up around 8 am grab some coffee check emails, and blog, do some banking online, get out some replies then off to the shop. My days there include answering phones, organizing and assisting with the scheduling, going over weekly events then usually a trip to the bank and grocery store, sometimes a stop at the post office then home to do the dinner and homework thing again. Catch up on emails, write a bit, then sit to veg in front of the TV for awhile. Everyone goes off to bed usually by 11pm and that's when I really get to write and blog.

Wednesday~~repeat of Tuesday only my son has Tae Kwon Do classes so off to take him to class after the day at the shop. Usually at the grocery store again!

Thursday~~ this is the day I usually get to the shop a little earlier. Today is the day I work on payroll, and taxes, off to the bank again squeeze in appointments this day, such as Dr. or dentist if needed. A visit to the accountant's office, back home for homework and dinner plans, off to Tae Kwon Do again, and laundry catch up again!

Friday~~ Off to the shop, finish up going over the week's appointments, send out bills, call in quotes, mail out finished jobs invoices, set up next week's schedule, off to the bank and home by noon. Laying back down trying to catch 40 winks until 5 pm then off to work again at 7pm to 7 am...

Saturday~~~ Once I get home from work around 8 or 9 am depending on the kind of night I had. Sit and visit with hubby, check emails, do some more banking, and off to bed around 11 am wake around 5 pm and tonight is the only night off I really have where I do much of nothing, except try to catch up on all the shows I have taped for later viewing. Then it starts all over again Sunday!

Now somewhere in all of this I have to try and find time to decorate again! I miss it! I want to work on my son's room, but by the time I get home in the evenings I am just mentally exhausted, and on weekends after working at the hospital I am mentally and physically exhausted! I have terrible back problems and the hospital job is taking a toll on it! Not sure how many years this back of mine has left pulling and tugging and fighting all the patients I have to deal with! I have a to do list longer than a football field, ( or at least it seems that way) for things that need to be done here at home! And now with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner I know it will be time to add baking, and shopping to the already too long list! I have a friend that needs my help but feel terrible I haven't had the time to help her! So this coming week I am taking a day to spend some time with her;)
I would love to be able to write more often because I am truly enjoying it! So I am adding to my previous list of things I want to do.... I want to write and decorate! That's it!
Does any one else feel overwhelmed at times?

And with all of this I am considering taking another part-time job for some extra cash for Christmas...somebody shoot me! Have I put you all to sleep?
Had a mix up posting but Chapter 4 of Blogge'ville is NOW available;)

Hugs Madame French;)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thank You's, Awards and Stuff~~~

Thank You to these wonderful ladies! I hope I have this right! I have been very busy as you know writing and writing, trying to stay on top of the events in Blogge'ville! I hope I haven't missed anyone! If I did then my sincere apologies, and a belated thank you! A special shout out to Shelia who is truly missed by so many here! Come back soon! I share my awards with all that I have from my heart and to all that are sharing my "Blogopera" journey.. You have all inspired me to be a better person, and to believe in myself!
Now to answer a few questions....the spider on the front of the Blogge'ville site was a spider on the door of my husband's shop....she was our mascot (yuk), that is a picture I took of her in all her glory! Well today when I went there all that was left was a leg, and sitting there with a full belly was a praying mantis...go chain! Let's please have a moment of silence as she was my inspiration for the blog header~~~~~~ok that's enough she creeped me out anyway (lol)!
Special thanks to ALL that have been reading or partaking in the "blogopera"! You have all made my job SO easy! You gave me the names, and some of you gave me the characters and traits, all I have had to do is put it all together! I have said this a few times to some but I am so afraid I will end up with writer's block, so as long as the ideas keep coming into this little head of mine, I am going to keep on writing!!! Now I know the grammar may not be perfect, and the words could use a little more bling at times but I am just enjoying the ride! Now I know I said only once a week but golly gee I am having way too much dam fun to keep it all to myself new goal is twice a week, as long as the momentum keeps up I am going to go for it!
Now, hubby thinks I need a "pen-name" I actually never thought about it...what do you all think? Isn't French good enough? LOL
Hugs Lisa (aka French) ;) xoxoxo

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Never say what if... Just do. Live life without regrets...RN /Author/Interior Decorator