Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Another Week! - September 29th

Here's last weeks re-cap!

What a crazy and busy week it was last week! It was season premier week for all the new shows. I don't watch a lot of TV at night but there are a few I like to watch; CSI Miami, Law & Order SVU, and ER. I will watch some others, but not very often. So with everything I had to do last week, watching "my shows" had to be scheduled back in. Besides that, it was a typical week and running around and tackling the weekly things to do list. Friday was my moms birthday so we had a nice dinner here and then had to hurry Courtney off to Bounce U for a birthday party. Our week was busy, as usual. The girls both had soccer games on Sunday. Courtney's team WON, 4-2. It was their second game so they were very excited about their win. All of the girls played so well together. Kayla's team played very well but lost 4-1. Kayla did a lot better in her game this week. Her last game she was very good at playing "her spot." They're all so cute to watch though! :)

Here's the news for this week.....

I can't believe the first of October is already here! This year is flying by so fast. We have another busy week ahead of us. There's soccer practice, birthday parties, meetings, a field trip, and soccer games! Well, it's a quick posting this week, but I can't keep my eyes open any longer so I'm heading to bed!

Until next week, have a great week!!

Just because.....

...I couldn't stop laughing!! This was way too funny and I had to share!




Well, it's shit... that's right, shit! Shit may just be the most functional word in the English language.

You can get shit-faced, Be shit-out-of-luck, Or have shit for brains.

With a little effort, you can get your shit together, find a place for your shit, or be asked to shit or get off the pot.

You can smoke shit, buy shit, sell shit, lose shit, find shit, forget shit, and tell others to eat shit.

Some people know their shit, while others can't tell the difference between shit and shineola.

There are lucky shits, dumb shits, and crazy shits. There is bull shit, horse shit, and chicken shit.

You can throw shit, sling shit, catch shit, shoot the shit, or duck when the shit hits the fan.

You can give a shit or serve shit on a shingle.

You can find yourself in deep shit or be happier than a pig in shit.

Some days are colder than shit, some days are hotter than shit, and some days are just plain shitty.

Some music sounds like shit, things can look like shit, and there are times when you feel like shit.

You can have too much shit, not enough shit, the right shit, the wrong shit or a lot of weird shit.

You can carry shit, have a mountain of shit, or find yourself up shit creek without a paddle.

Sometimes everything you touch turns to shit and other times you fall in a
bucket of shit and come out smelling like a rose.

When you stop to consider all the facts, it's the basic building block of the English language.

And remember, once you know your shit, you don't need to know anything else!!

You could pass this along, if you give a shit; or not do so if you don't give a shit!

Well Shit, it's time for me to go. Just wanted you to know that I do give a shit and hope you had a nice day, without a bunch of shit. But, if you happened to catch a load of shit from some shit-head..........Well, Shit Happens!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Friday Funny!

A 2008 update - Why did the chicken cross the road?

BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a change! The chicken wanted change!

JOHN MC CAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure right from Day One that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me.

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?

COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken. What is your definition of chicken?

AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.

DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding new problems.

OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life , I'm going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty ! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.

DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Did he cross it with a hare? Did he cross it with a bear? Did he check if the road was hot? I kinda doubt it, I think not! Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed, I've not been told. Just one more thing I have to say, it's been bugging me to this very day.If the Chicken is a she, why do we keep saying HE?

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.

JERRY FALWELL: Because the chicken was gay! Can't you people see the plain truth? That's why they call it the other side. Yes, my friends, that chicken is gay. And if you eat that chicken, you will become gay, too. I say we boycott all chickens until we sort out this abomination that the liberal media whitewashes with seemingly harmless phrases like the other side. That chicken should not be crossing the road. It's as plain and as simple as that.

GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.

BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2008, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2008. This new platform is much more stable and will never cras#@&&%%..reboot.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

COLON EL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thinking Thursday!


Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to 'cut back the calories'. From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible !!

How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn't suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word 'refrigeration' mean nothing to you?

How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' on television?

I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, 'How about going to lunch in a half hour?' She would gas up and stammer, 'I can't. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty...I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain.' And my personal favorite: 'It's Monday.' She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.

Because we cram so much into our lives, we tend to even schedule our headaches. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!

We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Steve toilet-trained. We'll entertain when we replace the livingroom carpet. We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to
show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'Someday, when things are settled down a bit.'

When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of rollerblades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.

My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years.
I love ice cream.
It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I stopped the car and bought a
triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.

Now...go on and have a nice day.
Do something you WANT to.....not something on your SHOULD DO list.
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?

Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask 'How are you?' Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head?
Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow.'
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch?
Let a good friendship die? Just call to say 'Hi?

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift....Thrown away. ...
Life is not a race.
Take it slower.
Hear the music before the song is over.

To those I have sent this to..I cherish our friendship and appreciate all you do.

'Life may not be the party we hoped for...but while we are here we might as well dance!'

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A fun laugh for the day!

It is good to be a woman:

1. We got off the Titanic first.
2. We can scare male bosses with the mysterious gynecological disorder excuses.
3. Taxis stop for us.
4. We don't look like a frog in a blender when dancing.
5. No fashion faux pas we make, could ever rival the Speedo.
6. We don't have to pass gas to amuse ourselves.
7. If we forget to shave, no one has to know.
8. We can congratulate our teammate without ever touching her rear end.
9. We never have to reach down every so often to make sure our privates are still there.
10. We have the ability to dress ourselves.
11. We can talk to the opposite sex without having to picture them naked.
12. If we marry or date someone 20 years younger, we are aware that we will look like an idiot.
13. We will never regret piercing our ears.
14. There are times when chocolate really can solve all your problems.
15. We can make comments about how silly men are in their presence because they aren't listening anyway.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Courtney's Soccer Game

She was ready to play!!

Playing hard!


Courtney had her first ASLS soccer game on Sunday and she did AWESOME! She played so well but so did the whole team. The girls ended up losing 1-0 but they sure put up a fight and played hard until the end! They all did a great job and we are looking forward to watching the upcoming games!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Our last full week of September 2008

Here's last weeks re-cap!

Where to begin? Let's see here....last week seemed to fly by so quickly that it's hard to remember what all went on. There was soccer practice Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening. My days were all filled with a long list of things to do. It really seems never ending. We are adjusting quite well to the fact that Courtney has homework every night. Now, we are not liking it very much but so far it has been manageable. Let's just hope it doesn't increase any more this year otherwise we are in trouble! Courtney wrapped up her book report and turned it in....thank goodness that is done early! Thursday I was off the Eckerts for some apple picking with Kayla's class. My brother Bobby came along with us and it turned out to be a beautiful day. The kids were all so well behaved and we all had a great time. Friday rolled around and it was Grandparents Day at school. That meant a half day of school of the girls. Next thing I knew the weekend was upon us again! Perfect! Time to sleep in for two days! Our weekend was packed with a lot going on. There was a birthday party and many things to do. The girls and I made it to church Saturday evening. And surprisingly enough, the girls did very well sitting quietly for once. I hope this will continue. Sunday was Courtney's first soccer game. Actually it should have been their second but the first one was rained out. The girls all played so well together!! Even though the girls ended up losing 1-0, it was a very exciting game and it was so much fun watching them all play together as a team. I'll be posting some pictures.

Here's the news for this week.....

So the last full week of September is upon us. I can't believe it. We have yet another week full of soccer practices, things to do, birthday parties, and oh...season premier week for many TV shows!!! Not that I watch too many of them, don't seem to have the time these days anymore, but there are a 3 I do try very hard to make time for; CSI Miami, Law & Order SVU, and ER. So I will be trying to schedule some TV time into my schedule now! Our upcoming weekend is busy...yet again. But that's ok....we have many busy upcoming weekend ahead of us. Actually all of them thru the end of the year. But I wouldn't want it any other way! :)

Until next week, have a great week!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kayla's First Soccer Game

She was so cute!!

More pics are going to be on the website, check them out! (After Wednesday!)

Is it vacation time yet? - Our week of Sept. 15th

Here's last weeks re-cap!

Another week in the books! Last week was actually an ok week. Busy but not too bad. It started off with back to school on Monday! :( Gotta love the weekends!! I look forward to them every week. Courtney had soccer practice. On to Tuesday, say cheese!! It was Picture Day at school. The girls said they smiled good, we will see in a couple of weeks when they come home. Tuesday night....quite and at home! Wednesday rolls around and it's dress down at school for the girls. Hiking Day to kick off the mileage club. Which by the way, Miss Kayla loves! For each time they walk around the track they get a punch on their "Mileage Club" card. Kayla has now successfully walked 10 miles around the track. Her and her friend Abbie have each done 10 miles together. Very proud of my little walker! :) Wednesday night it's back up to the soccer fields. But oh wait, Kayla wants to play now! After asking her a hundred times if she wanted to play!! There's room on the 1st grade team (which has a couple girls from her class playing on it) so there she has it. On a team, BTW practice is on Thursdays! So here comes Thursday, Sept. 11th. An emotional day for me. My grandpa passed away 7 yrs ago (Sept. 8th, 2001), so Sept. 11th was the day of his wake. It's the one day of the year I hate to see come. Not only for the memory of the terrible events that took place that day but just the memories of re-living those couple of months in 2001. It was a very difficult year starting in June for my family when my grandpa walked in the hospital having problems with his knee and never walked out again. It seems like just yesterday. Courtney was turning 1 and my grandpa went into the hospital. His first great- grandchild, he was so proud! While the memories and pain still seem so fresh, I think I'd be here all night typing about it. It's not that I don't want to, but at the same time, I really don't because I strongly feel my grandpa was robbed of his life by a "person" who was suppose to "take care of him." This time of year is also painful knowing my brother has to re-live the death of his very close friend Brian and the painful experience he had to go through with the events of that car accident. While June, July, and August always bring back memories of countless hospital visits to my grandpa, every day, September and October seemed to be marked with memories of death. While I know my grandpa is up in heaven; smiling down on us and watching over us, I know he is happy with where he is at. Even though I'd give anything for more time with him. So while others are re-living the painful memories of "Where were you on Sept. 11th" every year, I remember getting the wake up call to "Get up! There's planes crashing into buildings!" and having to feel the pain of losing my grandpa and saying good bye to a wonderful man who loved his family more than life itself. But, onto Friday we go....I wrapped up a few things on my weekly things to do list and got ready for Courtney's first soccer game! Oh, but wait! Hold that thought! It rained a lot Thursday night and no soccer game. But Kayla's game (which we were going to not play in since she had only practiced once) is still on so off we go. I must say for being her first game, she did pretty well. But when Coach told her to play this area or to stand here, that's what Kayla did. She did a great job of listening. I'll post some pics from a game when I'm done here. After the game, it was off to dinner with families from Kayla's team! What a great evening we had out. The kids (all 9 of them at the restaurant) were wonderful! Next thing I knew, here was the weekend! Thank goodness!!! Mornings to sleep in!!! Our weekend was busy. Too bad they will continue to be that way for many more weekends to come! At least we enjoy our crazy schedule! Well, at least most of the time! :)

Here's the news for this week.....

Another week is upon us. No big surprise as it will be another busy one! There's soccer practice Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday night! A field trip on Thursday with Kayla to Eckerts. Grandparents Day at school on Friday and then OMG it's the weekend filled with birthday parties, soccer games, a dinner night out, and several other things to do. That doesn't even include the long list of things to do this week that I have sitting next to me. But at this point, I'm off to bed as I need some sleep! I'm noticing I need more of it these days.

Until next week, have a great week!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Here we are....September 7th-13th

Here's last weeks re-cap!

So there it is....the first week of September in the books. Unbelievable how quickly time goes by. It was a typical week at the Fritsche house. BUSY!! Gotta love life! :) Although it was very nice to have a shorten school week. Too bad we can't have a 4 day week every week. Tuesday was busy with the usual long list of things to do. Wednesday morning was busy...working on a lot of Boutique things. In the afternoon, Dave and I had a meeting. Scooping out some new ideas.....we will leave it at that right now and then there was soccer practice for Courtney! Thursday was suppose to be my day at home to get a lot of Boutique stuff done. But it was off to make my weekly trip to the airport to pick Grandma up this week. But HELLO! Welcome the rain! OMG! Did it rain. Luckily by the afternoon it let up some but we got a lot of rain. Thanks hurricane whatever your name was! So I didn't get as much done on Thursday as I wanted to but that's ok, time was spent with my grandma! I wonder if I will make a trip out to the airport this week? Will it be week 5? Friday was also full with getting stuff done that wasn't done earlier in the week! Our weekend was on and off but somewhat relaxing. Which was very nice because I think this is our last weekend to have any relaxing time for a long time!!

Here's the news for this week.....

Into the 2nd week of September we go! Welcome to the crazy world of the Fritsche's! This week is full....over flowing actually. I have a lot of stuff I wanted to finish up for the Boutique. At least get a few things done so as more things come up, there's not as much to do. Monday night there's soccer practice. Tuesday is picture day at school. Wednesday the girls have a "dress down day" at school which they are very excited about. They actually get to wear what Kayla said as "normal clothes" to school. Gotta love her! Thursday is very full with a PTP Meeting in the evening and then here comes Friday. Courtney's first soccer game friday night!! Our weekend is busy with a lot going on. And then here.....we will be in the middle of September! I can't believe Christmas is only a little over 3 months away! Time to start Christmas shopping!!! OMG! Are we serious?!?!? I'm not ready to start that. Even though I LOVE Christmas time. Oh well, off to bed now! I need some sleep. :)

Until next week, have a great week!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's another week....September 1st!

Here's last weeks re-cap!

Where to begin? My calendar was so full last week I was writing things all over the place. It was a typical busy, trying to get back into a school schedule. On top of that, Tuesday I ran my Grandma out to the airport....off to Dallas she was headed. Wednesday was a full day of everything and anything. Thursday, well that was non-stop and we had our Back to School meeting at 7:00pm. Then came Friday! FINALLY!!! We decided to stay home and do "family stuff" all weekend. It was VERY rare Dave had some time off, 5 days to be exact. It was really nice! Friday night we enjoyed an evening at home with some friends coming over. The girls had a blast and it was really nice to have some normal adult conversations. We had a great time! Saturday morning we were up and out of here....off to garage sales, breakfast, and the St. Louis Mills Mall. The girls and I had never been there. Well 5 and a half hours later we were headed back home. I was surprised at how much fun we had and how long the girls lasted. I guess Courtney's time spent at Cabela's made up for the time spent looking at "girly" things! Sunday was a day of relaxing and swimming. Monday we did a little running around and more swimming. All in all, we had a great 3-day weekend staying home and enjoying some family bonding time! Courtney was mad at us at first for not going to the farm, but she got over it and had fun with us! :)

Here's the news for this week.....

So, I've realized that the whole school schedule thing....well it pretty much SUCKS!!! I hate early mornings and so do the girls. I must say they both have done well getting up and getting ready though. But trying to get back into the swing of things and being on a schedule, I'm with Kayla, why can't school start at 10:00am? Mornings would be so much easier! I miss summer vacation. Oh well, this week is another busy week. Even though it's a short school week. Courtney's soccer practice was moved from Monday to Wednesday this week. Thursday, I get to make my trip back out to the airport for the fourth week in a row to pick my Grandma up! Hopefully it's not raining hard. And then here comes Friday and the weekend. Which are busy. I must say though, I do enjoy having things to do and for some crazy reason having a full calendar. It's beats sitting at home and having nothing to do all the time! I feel loved! :) Ok, total cheeseball I know, but shoot! I'm VERY tired and I think it's time to head to bed!!

Until next week, have a great week!!