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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vieau ?

I'm sure some of you who are polite enough to stop by my blog are wondering what the heck is a Vieau?



Just a little info. The name is pronouced like View, like scenic view, it is just spelled Vieau.



Now the name itself is orgin from ? You guess it. France, so the surname is french origin, but the family has canadian history background, which you should know is where I was told there are some french origin people that live up there and migrated to Michigan. Now, the story goes is that it started out with De- in front of it and an X on the back in, which would then be called "DeVieaux." Letters were dropped the further they came down. I think I just like Vieau better.



Hope you like the new layout. I was getting bored with the old one. I think it is appropriate. I just love the Vieau. :)



Let me know what you think.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Where does the Time Go?

I have been so consumed with this blogging thing. I sit at the computer and next thing you know it is time to call the cows home for dinner. Ha :) No, not really calling the cows home, but it is pretty darn close.


I feel like a big ol heffer sitting at this computer wasting my eyes away trying to make out what the small print says. I have to put my Michael Kors glasses on, yes that is right I do own a pair of Michael Kors glasses. I need to wear them, they costed me my arm and my good leg.

So, where does the time go? Well, I teach a summer class at 9:00 a.m. at the HSU and then right from there I go teach my Body Chizel class at the studio. Then it is time to grab a bit to eat and then I should be working out to my Power 90x, sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. I then hop on the blog to write and read people's post. I love reading about other peoples lives. I can so relate to most of them. By the way, I should have thrown in some laundry in, but I hate doing laundry like my friend over at http://thedirtyshirt.typepad.com/. This is a cute blog.

Next thing you know fours hours have wasted away and my head hurts from all the reading.
The hubby comes home and I should have made him dinner, but no. It is time to go teach Yoga and a body chizel class again. I come home around 9:00 p.m. to maybe catch up on my e-mails again and hit the hay. Wow, the day is done. Did I drop any cards? I probably did. Should I have done my taxes, no because I am busy blogging and trying to make some money here. I am struggling people.
No good reality shows are left to watch only at night after I come home and then realized I am missing them. I remember Project Runway, Top chef, Ice Truckers, Shear Genius, and now I have to watch Diddy's new show. Oh I forgot about Randy Jackson's Dance Crew. I must still get my 8 hours of sleeping. I am worn out by the end of the day. Can you blame me. Geeeez.


My two daughters are just sucking all the oxygen in the house anymore. Won't lift a finger to do anything, but when it is time to eat they come running or they are calling and asking"What is for dinner?" Cook something yourself, you are old enough, I am trying to blog here!

Here is how I feel.



Remember the phrase "Calgon Please take me away?" Let me know how you feel! :(


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Which One Am I?



Which one am I?

I feel like Sammantha from the Brower family in which her title was "Eau de toilete" What the heck is that? I am confused. Which gender is that? Which one am I suppose to go into?

Here I go letting the whole world know what a lame brain person I can be. Did I tell you that my eyesight is going crazy. Somebody is really going to have to watch me. I am freakin losing it.

So, we went to Sam's Club yesterday. Okay, for those of you who don't have a Sam's club, it is like a Costco or any warehouse place that you can purchase items in bulk. For me, it is a bigger Wal-Mart. Well, I don't know if any of you have ever thought about the restrooms when you go shopping. It seems like I have to leave my mark wherever I go, usually it's because I have just eaten. Well, yesterday we went to get my friend's tires rotated on his vehicle and so we decided to go cruise the store. I did have a few items that I had to pick up.

I had to go use the restrooms. So, I left my daughter and my friend at the tire counter and proceeded to make my way to the restroom. Now, most of the stores, malls and restuarants I have been to the Ladies restroom is toward the right. Should I say they are marked "Women" and "Men" which is pretty distinctable you would think. We are such creatures of habit. Like I mentioned I preceeded to make my way to the right like I always do and I just glance up at the sign, maybe I didn't, can remember if I did or not now. I am losing it. Okay, so I walk in the stalls are on the left like normal, the sink to wash your hands is on the right. Okay, I'm good.

I went into the stall and laid down my purse because they did not have a hook at the top, which I thought was strange. No worries. I did my thing. I come out of the stalls and happen to see a guy over in the corner to my left and thought to myself "that is odd, what is he doing in here?" So, I washed my hands like I always do and wondered to myself, "Oh he must be changing the baby" which again I thought a little strange, but they must not have changing tables in the men's restrooms. Why wouldn't they though? Men have to change diapers sometimes when mom is not around or whatever. I pay no mind. He comes around the corner and proceeds to wash his hands. Luckily I was done with mine and headed out of the restroom. As I headed out, I thought to myself to check the sign on the door because you know I have done this before and "BAM" wouldn't you know it. I had gone and did my thing in the Men's Restroom.

Talk about feeling stupid and I just had to laugh at myself. I get out of the restroom and my duaghter and my friend said "What did you do" I told them that I had just gone in the men's restroom. They both said "No Way" That is funny!

She justs needs to know, both of them that they can not stick me in a old folks home, because no tellin what I am going to do.

Hope you got a good laugh. Like I said, it was not my first time.














Friday, July 18, 2008

All up in my Business.

Once you get to know me then I am a very loving and generous person, but until that day comes please try and not get all up in my business.

Let me tell you a little story that happened yesterday. As some of you know I am professional installer for Lowe's Home Improvement. Why? Well, one cause I can do it and two it helps pay the bills. I enjoy doing it, I meet alot of really nice people and then I have met some people and wonder why on God's green earth are they here. Okay, I should be nice, it is the Christian way. Whatever! In general most everyone is pretty nice.

I go into Lowe's to drop off a detailed measurement of some windows I just finished measuring. Okay, I told you back in the "Tips on Measuring Blinds" that you can not just take one measurement of the windows even if the windows are all suppose to be the same size. Because of sheetrock and mud and paint and if the contractor was drunk that day, the windows are going to be off. I have seen windows up to a 1/2 inch bigger or smaller from one side of the window to the next. Do me a favor and save yourself a headache and get someone in there to measure or read my blog so you will know how to do it.

Okay, sorry got side tracked. Anyway, my daughter and I go into the install sales office to turn in a copy of the measurements to them (always keep a copy of anything for yourself, people tend to lose things). In walks this man, hair kind of spiked up dressed in kacky pants and a nice shirt, you know the type, a never sweat. He sees my daughter and I and of course I am just working around there like I own the place, which in my world I do, and they need to know who is in charge.
So, then he kindly asked me "Is everything Okday?" Well, yeah!

"Who are you with?"
I kindly reply with a puzzled look on my face, like who the hell are you look. I am with such in such.

"Oh, so you are the one in charge of the operation?" UH, no, I am in charge of myself.
All this time I am not even looking at him. Rude, I know, but who is he again? (Donald Trump?) Don't thinks so, don't know at this point and don't really care.

Then, my friend, who happens to be the install sales manager speaks up, cause he can see that this might turn ugly. He says "Oh Penny, have you met ?" Out of respect I should leave his name out of this. He tells me his name and immediately I know who he is. I say "Hi, how are you?"

The man leaves the room for a few moments. We all just started laughing, because he was the region manager for the install sales department.

I mention to my friend, "If I had known that I probably would have been a little nicer to the guy." You noticed I said probably. No, he is a dreeb. I have no use for the man. I do my job and get the heck out of the store anymore. Most people are too bone idle to do their work and I have no use for them. I get my work done and press on to other things. I don't have time to make chit chat. I am a talker sometimes only when I am in the mood. Only at BUNCO.

Then, this man comes back into the room, still trying to make conversation, asking me again "If I run the operation?" He now knows who my hubby is who is also an installer for Lowe's Home Improvement store. Asks me "If I am in charge of my hubby?" Well, of course being a woman, i immediately tell him of course I am in charge of my hubby, it has taken me 22 years and the man still does not listen to me. Hey, but I love him, he helps to keep me straight too. So, why is this guy all up in my business. He really should try and mind the store's business, because it's one falling apart.

So, if you ever happen to see me, introduce yourself first and don't just start talking. I converse better when I know your name. :) I love people, I do, but I do have a hardness to me at first and then I am way too nice once I know you. You make a friend in me and I am loyal forever. That is me.

Monday, July 14, 2008

ANOTHER MOVIE

You know sometimes you seem to spend all your time or go through spurts where you do nothing but this one thing. Well, lately for whatever reason we have been going to the movies quit a bit. We normally hit the matenee because the prices are a little cheaper.

Our adopted son who happens to be stationed in Wichita Falls has nothing better to do then go to movies. This is the same person whom we went to go see "The Incredible Hulk" with. He is all into Marvel comic books and goes and see every movie that comes out. He is single now and we have known him for about 15 years. He might as well be our son. He acts like a 5 year old.

So, this time of course he was going to take my youngest daughter to go see Wall-E so I invited myself and hubby to go too. What the heck. Nothing else to do but sit on my fatass and watch nothing on TV. TV sucks in the summertime.

This was a cute little movie. It definitely had a message in there. If would be ok to take your kids to go see. It was really cute.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Lake Brownwood Weekend.

I can not beleive it. We went to Lake Brownwood and back with no damage. No fighting, no yelling, no drunk behavior, no stabbing in the leg, no rope getting broke and slapping in the face and no damge to the already damaged vehicle. :) I would say it was a pretty good weekend.


There is always a BUT! No, not the big butts running around the lake who thought they looked good in their skimphish shorts and bikini bottoms, but the but that means something always happens. I love adventure, I love the heart, and I love being around any kind of water. It is just a soothing creation.

We decided to leave on a little 4th of July weekend. You know the type that we celebrate the birth of America's Independence. Well, actually it was the signing of Declaration of Independence July 4th 1776 from the Kingdom of Great Britian. Did you know that the legal separation from Great Britian was actually on July 2nd, 1776, but the final approval for a rewritten statement was in is known as "Declaration of Independence" which was actually finalized on July 4th. Very interesting I thought. Sounds much better saying July 2nd as the national holiday.

Some friends of ours, well actually our business partners for Texas Living Custom Homes have a boat that they hardly use. They had planned on taking the boat down to Lake Brownwood just to get away from our usual hustle and bustle in the big town of Abilene. The Lake down in Lake Brownwood is really huge. We decided to go ahead and go. Since it was last minute it was hard to find a good hotel to book. We found one for cheap. Heard of the saying "You get what you pay for" and that is the truth and nothing but the truth. HA.

It only takes a little over an hour to get down to Lake Brownwood. We decided to leave later that day. My hubby and I decided to go to lunch. We invited our two girls, why? I don't know but maybe because we love them and they are truly great girls. They make us laugh I will they you that. They are like twins but so opposites. They are truly amazing and they have their whole life in front of them to grab. Go get it girls. Oh, we ate lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings, my hubby's favorite place to eat. Well, I am not sure if it is the place to eat or that he just likes going in there for the beer. We of course know all the waitresses there and they really hook us up when we go there. Like I said, Brownwood is just an hour down the road.

Anyway, back to Lake Brownwood. I am not even packed yet either. I have no gumption to get moving either. We were just chillin at BDubs.

We finally hit the road around 3:00 and get down there, check into our redneck hotel. Okay, first of all, you know how you first get in the room and it is freezing? Well, not. It was like a sauna in there. This of course is not going to work for the hubby. He can't stand it being hot. I on the other hand, sleep much better when it is hot. He calls down to the desk and the lady says turn the thing off and wait and then turn it back on (AC) it should start cooling off. He did and it seemed to be working okay. So, meantime, we headed off to catch up with our friends at the other hotel. The Hampton Inn. This is a freakin nice 5 star hotel. Well, compared to ours it sure was. No wonder they never have any money. HA Very nice indeed. We take off to go to eat at a redneck restaurant. They have good food there. We decided to sit outside because we have the twins girls and a 13 year old with us. The girls play on the fort.

My daughter goes into the restaurant to ask for citrusnella candles (sp) and the bartender or who ever says no they don't have them anymore. Well, someone guy at the bar decided to make a rude comment. He says "Well that is what they get for sitting outside." My daughter comes outside and tells her dad. Okay, my hubby is a british redneck, and asked my daugther who is was. So, later I have to go to the restroom and they all follow me inside. My hubby asked my duaghther what guy it was and he confronts him. Oh Boy, I was just praying that I wasn't going to hear any commotion while I was doing my thing. It was all good, the guy just denied everything like we knew he would. We ate too much. Felt bad all night.

We get back to the hotel and the room still was not cool. We called for another room. The air was not on in this room, so we turned it on and finally cold air came out. It really took have the night to get cold in there. I could hear my hubby tossing and turning all night. Let me tell you he is not the quiet person around. Wakes everyone up in the process because he is miserable. Ugh!

We had a little breakfast the next morning, of course we get there late and all the hash browns or gone, the bacon is gone, but we made good for what was left. Hey, you snooze you lose. We head for the lake. What a great day it was. No fighting, no screaming and no crying. Life is good on the boat. We towed the kids around on the lake on the tube. Shoot, I won't go on that thing. I am really scared of speed unless it is on a roller coaster and I am scared of heights. Can't help it, I really like being in control of myself. Weird, I know. that is me. I just took video and pictures of everyone else.

Me and my fat cheezy grin. I am much darker now. Plus I have raccoon eyes.



Connor (my daughter), then little Ali and her mom. Look at that supermodel pose. Connor is going to make it one day. You go girl, always giving that model pose.




The day has ended for us. They rest of the crew went back out to catch the fireworks.

Okay, I thought you might enjoy a little video of the tubing action. You will find my hubby and little Maddie. Now, Maddie is only 6 years old. She is rockin people. She loves this thing. How can she keep holding on. I bet those triceps of hers are solid.

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