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  • Thursday Thirteen #25

    March
    23
    2006

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    Thirteen Things about Leanne, Thursday, March 23, 2006
    My other Thirteens
    1. I had a headache yesterday, and I’m not sure if it was an ocular migraine or not but my head was killin’ me, so I went and got my hair cut. I did. And I promised myself no haircuts until June. My last cut was in October! I lied to myself. I am a complete “growing out my hair” failure. Oh well. It didn’t stop my headache, but at least I looked prettier.

    2. I also had my eyebrows done for the first time ever. Yes. I did. And ow. Who the heck does that on a regular basis? That didn’t stop my headache, either. (Imagine that!)

    3. I ordered 20 small canvases for a series I’m going to be doing. They arrived yesterday, and they are so cute! Many of you gave me suggestions (remember?) on small’ish bite sized foods. The canvas and the suggestions go together, and I’ll tell you the rest when I introduce the series.

    4. I’ve been tossing around the idea of changing my gallery up again. It’s always last on my list of things to do because it’s such a brain-labor intensive task. I’ve even been considering a new :gasp: color scheme. I’ll paint for a while, first.

    5. I’m glad to be painting again. My zone and I have missed eachother – it’s a place where I “chill”, where the paint flows, where it just happens. It feels like one of those warp dimension doors (think Sliders) that you’re nervous as heck to jump into, but once you do it’s a great ride and you end up somewhere really interesting.

    6. I completed another custom illustration this week too, for a blog design, but I can’t show you that one until the blog goes live. It’s really cool, and I’m going to love having it out there. It’s part of my “new toon” style.

    7. So, see? I’ve been really busy this week.

    8. I’ll finish the other cat portrait today, you can come back later to see it if you’d like.

    9. Spring has sprung, and my good friend’s snow is going to be melting soon. I’m excited to start working on that project, too.

    10. I’m totally procrastinating my morning workouts this week because it’s Spring Break. My children have beaten a record every single day, consecutively, on how much earlier in the morning they can bicker than the previous morning. It’s such a fun week! Lots of sunshine and love at my house! Really! I love Spring Break! I kid. They sleep in, so I still get up early to work out, I just enjoy the non-sweaty silence for a smidge longer. (A smidge = 1 hour.)

    11. I’ve been thinking alot about good old friends who have gotten busy on me, and I wonder if they stop by by blog anymore. If you are one of them, you know who you are, say hey – wouldjya? I’m thinking about you, yes – you!

    12. We decided to tear down the carport, for those of you wondering the answer to that question. Dumpsters are cheaper – and the thing is a mess! Hopefully we can do that in the next month or so. Also, the other answers are (in no particular order), Bambi, iodine, $125, and no. Just in case you were wondering.

    13. I only have one question this week – what is your definition of “a while”? When someone says “I’ll talk to you in a while”, how long do you expect to wait? If you say to someone “I haven’t seen you in a while!”, How long has it been?


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    Thursday Thirteen #24

    March
    9
    2006

     

    Thirteen Things about Leanne, Thursday, March 8, 2006
    My other Thirteens
    1. My latest crazy dream involved pregnancy. I was pregnant, 9 months in fact. I was having contractions, and went to the hospital, and was trying to ditch my husband because I was mad at him. Some lady with a week-old baby came up to me and apologized to me, said “I swear, if I knew I would never have done it”. You can figure the rest out all by yourselves.

    2. Another crazy dream (the night before last) involved a house fire. The roof of our home burned away to nothing leaving a big gaping hole to the sky – and it was spring, and the rains came, and it was pouring inside our house. Our bed was like a swimming pool, so I dove in and did a few laps.

    Then we left to go buy a new refrigerator, because I’ve always wanted a side-by-side.

    3. Okay so I got a new credit card. It’s a Disney credit card. Guess which character I picked for my card?

    4. I’ve been using a lot of new skin care products lately. Trying things out. The ones I’m having the most success with are Dove (thanks Jeanette!) and a ProActiv knockoff that I found that has a clarifier and toner in it. Only problem with that one – it’s turned my white facial sponge orange. Hm. I wonder what’s in that stuff?

    5. We recently made a rather large purchase, a Bowflex from the second-hand exercise equipment store. I am determined to use the dang thing every single day, and so is our daughter. It is now her new “puttin’ my shoes on ma!” bench. Hey, at least it’s not storing our laundry…yet.

    6. I doodled that self-portrait in my header and colored myself in the other night. I had doodled several girlies and decided that this is going to be my ‘toon style. It was a true stretch for me to doodle something less-than-realistic, so it’s probably very shocking to those of you who have been around me and my work and my doodles for a long time.

    7. My sister (and I) thought of a new series that I could paint for my exhibition next spring. I’ll save the title of it as a surprise, but I’d like to ask you a favor – name your favorite bite-sized eatable. It doesn’t have to be a candy, just has to be bite sized, small’ish.

    8. My cholesterol is 141! Yay! Blood sugar is 87, yay again! I guess – I don’t understand blood sugar levels but I’ve been told this is an acceptable number.

    9. Did I tell you that I’ve developed a cool-pool-swimming-anxiety? Yes I am a freak of nature. If there are more than 2 people per lane, I can’t breathe or paddle my little legs through the water, and I may as well be on a respirator. I’m not going to the cool pool to have a heart attack, I was going to make my back feel better. Now my back is starting to hate me again, and the SUV Swimmer is probably pleased as punch with her lane hogging dog paddling self.

    10. The last time I went swimming, my suit was nearly elasto-bare and I pitched it in the trash on the way out. Why didn’t someone tell me I was shedding rubber?

    11. We have a 26×30’ish sized carport attached to our garage. The roof of the carport is flat. It constantly needs to be re-roofed, which is a pain in the patootie. We recently got a bid to either (a) demolish the damn thing or (b) peel off the roof and build a pitch, shingling it for longer durability. Guess which one is more expensive? Which one do you think we’ll be doing?

    12. I get catalogs from a place called Venus USA. I’m not sure how they found me, or why they assumed I had the body of a Playboy bunny, but I get these things every month and I’m forced to look at these cutsey tiny pieces of clothing modeled by women who I doubt ever gave birth in a catalog with sizes only available up to size 10. (I checked the measurements, and if they think an XL will fit a normal 12, they’re nuts.) Why? Why me? They mock me. I hate them.

    13. I’m buying my bikini out of that stupid catalog this year if it kills me. Should I start my liposuction fundrasier now?


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    Thursday Thirteen #23

    February
    9
    2006

     

    Thirteen Things about Leanne, Thursday, February 9, 2006
    My other Thirteens
    1. “Yesterday was 8, tomorrow is 10. Daddy will be home on 10! Tomorrow. Daddy will be home tomorrow.” This is a sample of the exchanges I’ve been having with our 4 year old this week. Daddy is working long hours a few towns over so he hasn’t been home this week. So far she’s nailed days of the week, number of days in the week, days inbetween today and when Daddy comes home.

    2. For Colleen because she likes it when I write about my dreams, how’s this one. Two nights ago our dog was barking. She never barks unless there’s danger. Just one of those danger-barkin’ dogs, she is. It’s 5’ish AM, and I’m standing at the windows peering out into the darkness for shadows, critters, something that has her riled up. I turned lights on, off, she was pacing and not a happy girl. Unable to find the source, I went back to bed with ears perked. I closed my eyes, and the dawn started to break. It was bright and sunny outside, so I went to check on our dog to be sure she was okay from all her excitement. When I opened the blinds, both of our vehicles were gone, our garage doors were open, most everything from the garage was gone. It was totally empty. Beside the garage, on the sidewalk, was our dog. Lying there. After having tried to protect us, those thieves knocked her on the back of the head with a stick. And all while I was inside ignoring her warning.

    3. Sometimes I hate it that I dream so vividly. That was one of those times. She was barking, I did get up to check, and from where I closed my eyes until the end, that was the dream.

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    Thursday Thirteen #22

    February
    2
    2006

     

    Thirteen Things about Leanne, Thursday, February 2, 2006
    My other Thirteens
    “Thirteen Things about Thursday Thirteen” Day.

    1. I might not be hosting it anymore, but sheesh, that doesn’t mean I didn’t create the thing or that I don’t have a vested interest in how it’s going.

    2. This whole themed T13 thing is strange to me, I’m seeing a lot of them and miss the ones that actually talk about them and what is happening in their lives. I mean why surf the Blogroll if all I’m going to do is find out someone has 13 favorite dog breeds? (For the record, you can do it however you wanna, I’m just sayin’, I like more perrrrsonal 13’s, that’s just my preference!)

    3. Yes I still surf the T13 blogroll. When I have time. People make it sound like I drove off a cliff or something. heh.

    4. I have surfed as many Thirteens as I’ll be able to surf today, probably. My daily “don’t stop til dusk” starts in about 10 minutes.

    5. Someone made a bunch of new headers for the T13. My personal all-time favorites though are Colleen’s. She’s been doing a different one every week since the first time she joined in.

    6. Yep, I miss being hostess. Some days. I do like it that now I can step back to the “regular” level and not feel a heavy weight to go visit everyone on the blogroll.

    7. Technorati has been displaying Thursday Thirteen as a hot tag on Thursdays for several weeks now. How cool is that?

    8. I bought the domain. THE domain. And I hope, someday, that the T13 will have a permanent home and not necessarily require a host or hostess. I’m sure Nicole and Lindsey will appreciate that in the upcoming weeks, as well.

    9. I pink puffy heart Nicole and Lindsey, because I know how busy they are now.

    10. This is the 26th Thursday since the Thursday Thirteen was born, August 11, 2005.

    11. Obviously, this is my 22nd TT. Even I have missed a few.

    12. The very first TT Participant ever was Sandy, aka The Crusty Crone.

    13. I can’t resist the urge to write 13 things on Thursdays. It’s been hard holding back the last couple of weeks! Any other old regulars have that same trigger on Thursdays, or am I the only fruitcake?

    Okay. Phew. Now it’s out of my system. Off to the gym!

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    The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!
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    The TT Torch Pass

    January
    20
    2006

    A lot of people seem to think that the TT ended along with my post yesterday. Like I said, if you enjoy it, keep doing it! You already have the code, you see the code somewhere, go on and do it! It is fun to do. I really loved doing it, and will probably throw one up now and again when time permits.

    As the creator and hostess, I felt a strong responsibility to visit every. single. participant. That, my friends, was the straw that broke this camel’s back. I ran out of time, with my new responsibilities and commitments to Pound2Go and EWebscapes, not to mention my own business, house hunting and family life – I just can’t do it all. I know my limits, and taking it all on is an impossibility in my world.

    HOWEVER. I did say yesterday as well that I would pass on the torch to whoever might want it, and two people piped up immediately to take it on (and I’m glad there are two of you!).

    YOUR NEW THURSDAY THIRTEEN HOSTESSES:

    Lindsey @ Suspension of Disbelief
    Nicole @ The Girl Next Door

    Both Nicole and Lindsey are bright, intelligent young ladies who understand why I created the Thursday Thirteen and will continue to nourish it in the spirit that it was created. They will be the source for the code, the place to go for blogroll additions, and the hot spots for any TT related news.

    They are in the process of adding the code and information to their blogs and will be making it available shortly – and they will be visiting Thursday Thirteeners to say Hello and give you the scoop once they’re settled in!

    So please, do me a favor – announce on your own blog that the TT isn’t dead at all, in fact you guys are rocking Technorati – as of yesterday the TT was listed as a HOT TAG on the VERY FRONT PAGE!

    Then stop over & say hi to Nicole & Lindsey!

    Thank you again, your comments made me all mushy yesterday, I’m proud to have started something that has touched so many people and brought so many people together. As Martha would say “It’s a good thing.” (Not that I like Martha or anything, but – it’s is a good thing.)

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    Thursday Thirteen #21

    January
    12
    2006

     

    Thirteen Things about Leanne, Thursday, January 12, 2006
    My other Thirteens

      1. This is the 21st time I’ve done this thing, and I’m changing my format, so there.

    2. I’ve been insanely busy over here, and was almost not going to do my 13 today.

    3. I’ve been doing well with my fitness program so far (since Dec. 27, actually, but on P2G since the 1st) and, as of yesterday, lost 10.5 lbs. that I hope never find me again. I still have a jillion fat cells to go, I hope they’re as cooperative as the first bunch.

    4. Lastnight I had a dream that I cut our 4 year-old daughters hair. It was short and whispy, like a little toddler we saw at the gym lastnight. Only on OUR daughter, it looked horrible, she looked like she had a bowling ball for a head it was so round. That haircut made her face look like a pudgy little circle. Iew.

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    Thursday Thirteen #20

    January
    4
    2006
    Thirteen Things about Leanne, Thursday, January 4, 2006
    My other Thirteens

    * * Posted Wednesday night, ’cause there’s birthdays and blogroll info involved! * *
    1. We’ve got a bunch of TT Cappies out there! Hop on by and wish Renee (1/4), Crystal (1/6), Steph (1/6) and Charity (1/9) Happy Birthdays, and if you guys are here, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! (I’m not sure that birthday wishing will be a regular feature of mine or not, but I’m a Cappy, they’re Cappies, it’s a Cappy thing!)

    2. The group weight loss blog is OPEN, if you haven’t seen it yet stop over there! There’s 40+ members already, holy MOLY! HTTP://POUNDS2GO.NET

    3. My Birthday is 10 days away! I’m going to be 35, for those of you who are wondering. I don’t care what the number is, I care about how I feel. (I say it this way so it excuses me for not even being able to calculate how old I am, and always resorting to the mathematical genius of my hubby and/or daughter. Oy.)

    4. I was hired as a (blog/graphic) designer for E.Webscapes. W00T!

    5. I didn’t finish Joey yet, got all buried underneath P2G memberships and plugins and stuff, and when I got up today I thought it was Thursday so I started working on this TT. THEN my hubby tells me “It’s Wednesday, honey.” DOH! and YAY! I have almost a whole EXTRA DAY TO DO STUFF!

    6. In addition to blog design, this year I’ll be preparing for my first art exhibition, too! Thankfully I can include photgraphy, if I need to fill a bigger space than what I’m seeing in my head. I have 6 paintings planned already, so I’ll probably stop taking custom portrait commissions for a while so I can work on blog designs and paintings. It’s going to be a very creative year!

    7. In the midst of the year, I’ll be in a wedding. Rubbing a buddah’s belly. On the East Coast, even! (unless they elope, that is. heh!) The bride and I are going to be hotties, too, because we’re both determined on our skinny programs.

    8. We’re also planning to go back to Disneyworld this year. At some point. :biggrin: We are a total Disney family. Did you know that of all the Disney characters, Thumper is my favorite? I am still hoping to get a Thumper tattoo. On my xxxxx xxxxx. (figure that one out. haha!) I’ll get it when my skin is the size it’s meant to be!

    9. My weight loss motivation comes from believing with my whole heart that when I reach my goal, someone is going to see me in the grocery store and offer me a million bucks to model bikini’s for them. Yep. That’s exactly how it’s going to happen. I’m sure of it.

    10. Our eagles are impressing the hell outta me this year, and I WILL PHOTOGRAPH THEM. They’re only here for the winter – and it’s not too terribly cold out there. I gotta get over to their nesting areas and take pics!

    11. We also have to get down to Colorado this year to visit our friends, Clara & Co. We miss them like crazy and it’s our turn for the road trip. She took the trip last time. Catybug is dyyyyying to go see her bestest buddy that moved away.

    12. I’m going to be really busy over the next few days, so if I disappear you know why.

    IMPORTANT for TT’ers

    13. I did a quick check of the Thursday Thirteen blogroll and unfortunately had to remove a whole slew of folks because they did not have the blogroll displayed on their blogs. There was even a blog on there twice that was very obviously not a participant at all. It was a random check of new blogs whose names I haven’t grown accustomed to yet – so please help me out with this. If you are on the blogroll, your blog should be displaying the blogroll. If it doesn’t, I’ve gotta remove you – it’s only fair. You can put it on a page and link to it, but it has to be there, somewhere. On. The. Front. Page. So if you don’t have it displayed, grab the code. If you come across a blog that is on the blogroll but you don’t see the blogroll when you get there? Let me know. It’s not my intention to tick people off, I did it to promote regular visits between everyone and give equal link promotion across the board. /rant.

    LINKS TO THIRTEENS I’VE VISITED TODAY:

    I’m visiting – just not leaving many comments at the moment! Gotta paint!

    Leave your link in comments & I’ll do my bestest to visit over the next few days!

    Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
    The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!
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    Thursday Thirteen #19

    December
    29
    2005
    Thirteen Things about Leanne, Thursday, December 29, 2005
    My other Thirteens

    1. I visited everyone who left me a comment last TT. Finally!

    2. Today is Running2K’s Birthday! Go wish her a HBD!

    3. I am back on my skinny plan with a vengence. Since last Saturday, I’ve swam (swum? swimmed?) 1/2 mile and treadmilled 7.21 miles. (I added in this morning’s walk, getting ahead of myself!)

    4. Since last Saturday, I’ve gulped down approximately 340 ounces of water!

    5. I’ve purchased a new domain and am designing a group weight loss blog where people can join in as authors to write and stay motivated with their own programs.

    6. Hubby picked up 200 CDR’s and a giant CD case for me yesterday, and I have to burn all of my paintings and photography files to CD. Each painting will get its own CD. Photography is stored by month. I have a whole-lotta-burnin-to-do.

    7. My daughter and I had a date, and I took her to see the Chronicles of Narnia. Excellent movie, I’m glad we saw it on the big screen, in. the. third. row. It’s captivating. That was our first date, aside from shopping outings. She’s a cute kid, quickly growing into her own little woman.

    8. I had a horrible dream lastnight that made me cry in my sleep, and I woke up from it (with tears in my eyes) and couldn’t go back to sleep. Here I am, doing my 13 at 5:30 in the morning. I try not to let the emotions in my dreams carry through to real life, but it happens. I’ll have to talk to hubby about it as soon as he wakes up to get it out of my head. I wish I didn’t dream so vividly all the time.

    9. I ate grass. I tried dirt and sardines, but I spit it out. I ate black pepper, too. It was pretty interesting! No way will I ever eat vomit or boogers though. You’d have to tie me down first. Blech! Here’s what I’m talking about.

    10. I still haven’t finished making Christmas ornaments. Jeesh. I’ll do that this morning since I’m up so early.

    11. 17 1/2 days til my birthday. Yep, I’m a Cappy!

    12. My daughter said that because (I’m in charge) I do so much for their birthdays and no one ever does anything for mine, that she wants to do something for mine. ‘Cept I didn’t do much for their birthdays this past year on account’a Catybug just wanted to go to a waterpark with her cousin and Chick just wanted to go to the zoo with us. They both got what they wanted, but it’s not like I had to plan out a party or anything.

    13. Aaah 13. I’m here. I’ve arrived. It’s 6:30 AM now and I am going to go work on those ornaments!

    Happy Thursday, I hope you are all recouperating nicely from the festivities!


    BLOGROLL: Please check my sidebar for the TT Logo and Blogroll. If you’re not on it and you participate in the TT, You can ADD YOURSELF TO THE TT BLOGROLL HERE! Those blogs with the yellow/black exclamation points have been recently updated.

    LINKS TO THIRTEENS I’VE VISITED TODAY:
    1. Shelli @ Shelli’s Sentiments
    2. D @ Straddling the Line
    3. Uisce @ Whiskey Talking
    4. Nancy @ Crazed Mom
    5. MommaK
    6. Veronika
    7. Mary @ Fireflies & Frogs
    8. Lisa @ The Shizzle
    9. Phoenix
    10. Mrs. Fun
    11. Lazy Daisy
    12. Ocean Lady
    13. SusiePie
    14. Gabrielle
    15. Lisa @ The World According to Me
    16. Colleen @ Loose Leaf Notes
    17. Sleeping Mommy
    18. Sandra aka Crusty Crone
    19. J&J’s Mom
    20. Lyndsay @ The Martin’s
    21. PractiGal
    22. Barbara @ Burning Evanescence *note* captchya not working for comments
    23. Janet
    24. Karri @ Goofing Off
    25. Terrilynn
    26. Chickadee aka Colleen
    27. Jane @ Cozy Reader
    28. Carolyn @ Prairie Rose
    29. Uzi
    30. LadyBug Crossing
    31. Angie @ Ficken Chingers
    32. Squashed Toad
    33. Lilyblue
    34. Heather @ Goofy Girl
    35. Cin
    36. Jules
    37. Chelle @ Crazy Thoughts
    38. Allison @ Geronimo!
    39. Fionna
    40. Greek Goddess
    41. Craig
    42. Charity
    43. Kristi
    44. Crystal @ I Heart Peanut Butter
    45. Judy @ Insecure
    46. Jen @ Jen’s Horde
    47. Ceece
    48. YellowRose

    Leave your link in comments & I’ll do my bestest to visit you today!

    Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
    The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!
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    TT BLOGROLLERS

    December
    23
    2005

    Attention all Thursday Thirteen blogrollers –

    I’ve just gone through and moderated the THURSDAY THIRTEEN BLOGROLL.

    I’ve had to remove several blogs from the blogroll. If yours has been removed, it’s because of one of two reasons:

    1. You do not participate in the Thursday Thirteen on a regular basis.
    and/or
    2. The TT Blogroll was not displayed on your blog where I could find it.

    If I am mistaken, please forgive me. If you need assistance with getting the blogroll on your blog, just ask. If so many people are promoting your blog on their blogs, it’s only fair that you reciprocate.

    Thank you for participating!

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