Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Happy Mardi Gras

It's Fat Tuesday and although we didn't quite make it to The Big Easy... we did go to our usual spot in Shreveport, LA to the Highland Park Parade. My parents, my Dad's coworkers, and some family friends participate in it each year (ride on a float) so it's definitely something we don't like to miss! :)

Cam had a great time and really got into the spirit of it this year!
"YAY!!! HEY!!!! Throw me something!!" he yelled!! Very cute!! :) And he really racked up on the beads, trinkets, and candy!

We had a pretty good group join us, too!! Mari-Carmen (my BF), "Awwie & Sabanna" (Allie - my sis & Savanna - Allie's roommate), Mimi(MIL), Ashley(SIL)& Michael (SIL's boyfriend); Billy, Jason, and Josh (my sis' boyfriend & his friends) and my friend, Traci & her son, Brett. :)

And of course, the parade wouldn't be the same without the honorary member of the Krewe of BBQ - Johnny Hot Dog - (my Dad)- Cam's favorite person!! :)

Happy Mardi Gras!!
~ C

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Johari Window


(known to self and others)

dependable, friendly, loving

Blind Spot

(known only to others)

cheerful, extroverted, happy, intelligent, introverted, kind, modest, responsive, spontaneous, trustworthy, warm


(known only to self)

patient, sentimental, silly


(known to nobody)

able, accepting, adaptable, bold, brave, calm, caring, clever, complex, confident, dignified, energetic, giving, helpful, idealistic, independent, ingenious, knowledgeable, logical, mature, nervous, observant, organised, powerful, proud, quiet, reflective, relaxed, religious, searching, self-assertive, self-conscious, sensible, shy, sympathetic, tense, wise, witty

Dominant Traits

66% of people think that casiec is cheerful
66% of people agree that casiec is friendly

All Percentages

able (0%) accepting (0%) adaptable (0%) bold (0%) brave (0%) calm (0%) caring (0%) cheerful (66%) clever (0%) complex (0%) confident (0%) dependable (33%) dignified (0%) energetic (0%) extroverted (33%) friendly (66%) giving (0%) happy (33%) helpful (0%) idealistic (0%) independent (0%) ingenious (0%) intelligent (33%) introverted (33%) kind (33%) knowledgeable (0%) logical (0%) loving (33%) mature (0%) modest (33%) nervous (0%) observant (0%) organised (0%) patient (0%) powerful (0%) proud (0%) quiet (0%) reflective (0%) relaxed (0%) religious (0%) responsive (33%) searching (0%) self-assertive (0%) self-conscious (0%) sensible (0%) sentimental (0%) shy (0%) silly (0%) spontaneous (33%) sympathetic (0%) tense (0%) trustworthy (33%) warm (33%) wise (0%) witty (0%)

Created by the Interactive Johari Window on 22.2.2006, using data from 3 respondents.
You can make your own Johari Window, or view casiec's full data.

So, here's my Mapping Personality thingy. I got the link from a few of my friends, so thought I would post it here. It's fun to see what people think about me! So far so good, thank goodness!! ;)

Friday, February 17, 2006

It's Friday!

So - I tweaked on my blog all night - and this is as far as I got!! ha! I want to make it more "personal" and more my style... but I have some reading up to do! I don't like that white background, but it'll work for now! I don't feel like messing w/it anymore right now!! :)

TGIF... kind-of! I have to work for my Mom this weekend, so... I really won't get a day off until NEXT Saturday! *sigh* It's usually not that bad and the extra money is really nice, so I shouldn't complain. Plus... it's not like I *have* to work for her - I offer. :) So quit your bitchin'... I know, right?

Weird weather update! It was warm yesterday - tshirt weather and tomorrow is calling for snow flurries & ice?!!? CRAZY!! We haven't had a winter AT ALL so it won't be that bad, but it's the back & forth that is driving me crazy! Warm and then freezing cold!!

Nothing else to ramble about today...

:) C

Friday, February 10, 2006

pickles, pj's, popcorn, & picnics

Cam's class had a PJ's & Picnic Day at school today. He was soooo excited to get to wear his Spiderman pj's and slippers! Around 9am - they had an indoor picnic with pickles, popcorn, Pringles, pineapple and punch to drink! They all had a blast!

"The letter P is my favorite! It's fun!", Cam said!! :)

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Germs! Germs! Everywhere!

I knew it would hit us sooner or later. School is full of germies! Yuck!
It started last week in the 2 year old class. Kiddos running fever & throwing up.
I instructed all teachers to Lysol, clean, & disinfect the heck out of their classrooms! Let's knock these sickies out of our school!!

Well... I guess it was inevitable b/c Cam woke up crying early this morning. I entered his room and I knew right away what happened. :( He had thrown up all over himself & his bead. Poor little sweetie.

I called the school to let them know that Cam would be out today - but I'd be in at 12 - Shane was going to work a half day. The Director tells me that one of Cam's morning teachers called in b/c she's got the pukies and one of his afternoon teachers called in as well. Yup, the pukies hit the 3 yr old class! Ugh!

I've been cleaning off & on all morning... Hoping to prevent it from taking over our house!

Gotta go... I need to go watch my hands!! :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2006


Okay, so I thought maybe blogger was just having some maintenance issues, whatever b/c I couldn't get my blog to come up. Well, nothing but a blue screen. That's it. No words or pics. Just plain blue.

So, I tried again tonight. Nothing. Oh yeah, that blue screen was still there.

I republished everything - I think. Saved it a million times. I can go to the edit menu - my words are there that I typed - but not when you click on my blog.

This is really just a test to see if this works and I'm a little annoyed.
UGHHH!!! Please work!


Sunday, February 5, 2006

Sunday catch-up

So tonight was Super Bowl XL. Didn't do much - Shane went to a friend's, Cam & I were lazy bums!! :) Never changed out of our pj's!! That's my kind of Sunday! I love lazy days!
Oh - and I better add that the Pittsburgh Steelers won - 21 to 10!

One of our own locals - Jason Horn - auditioned for American Idol and made it to Hollywood! He's the buzz around town right now & everyone is rooted for him!!
Hollywood Theatre is even showing AI on their big screen every Tuesday & Wednesday nights! I got clued in about his auditioning from Cary, who I work with. She was talking about a guy in her Sunday school class & just happens to be Jason - who I knew from high school & church. Pretty cool! He was even on the Welcome Screen of AOL last week and on the MSNBC website, too. I've seen his name on quite a few AI message boards - and always good stuff!
Good luck, Jason!! Knock'em dead!!
(oh yeah, he happens to be a professional Funeral Director by day!!)
Check out his website (still in progress) at:

Curious George the movie comes out on Friday! :) I think I'm more excited about seeing this than Cameron is, although he's a big fan! :) I'm sure my sis, Allie, will be joining us - She's crazy about monkeys! :)

WEEKEND UPDATE: Not much going on with us this weekend. Stayed home most of the time! Rented some movies & got take-out on Friday and didn't take a shower until 4pm on Saturday so that we wouldn't smell for dinner!! LOL We ate at Texas Roadhouse - busy and good as always! And let me tell ya - my little man can put away some steak!
Yum! Sunday - Caught up on some laundry, watched TV, cleaned Cam's room & have been planted in front of this screen most of the day. :) Downloaded the new Gavin DeGraw song "We Belong Together" on itunes. Sweet song!

And... that's all she wrote for tonight! :)