MY LIFE'S LITTLE D'OH MOMENTS AND THE THOUGHTS THAT GO WITH THEM!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Seven Things You Do Not Know About Me


My friend Angie tagged me today so I guess I am now IT.
1. I wanted to be an Archeologist when I was young. But as I grew older I realized that Idaho probably didn't have a market for Archeologists. And at that time I was not planning on moving from Boise.
2. When I was in sixth grade my favorite singer was Cher. I just loved her! I would listen to her albums (yes the old fashioned vinyl kind) and sing and sing and sing. I also liked the Sonny and Cher show!
3. I am always trying out different homeopathic remedies. I have finally found a couple that are going to be long term. JUS and Calli/Fortune Tea.
4. I hate housework! I'm sure most people don't like it but I really really truely hate it. I'm sure I must have been a princess in a former life time and had maids and servents that cleaned up after me.
5. I am a very shy person. I would give anything to be able to chit chat with anybody about anything. You know how some people can go into a room and just start chit chatting, I on the other hand freeze up like a clam.
6. If I could choose one profession to be good at I would love to be a famous writer. I would love to write books and articles and screen plays. However, I do not know the first thing about writing and where you get ideas and where you would even start. So I blog instead which has been so much fun!
7. I always wonder what I would have been like if my parents had stayed in California instead of moving to Idaho when I was six. What kind of friends would I have had? Would I have been a problem child? What would I be doing now for a living? Who would I be married to? Questions like that. But let me tell you....I wouldn't have traded growing up in Boise for anything.
OK, now I am suppose to tag my blog friends. Unfortunately (besides Angie who tagged me) I only have one other blog friend and her name is Tancy (and Tancy just started a new job being a school teacher and her and her husband are right in the middle of remodeling their home and they have four active kids so I'm not sure if she is going to have time to write about herself).
And last but not least, I don't know how to do a link to another page. So I think as far as this tag is concerned I'm OUT!
LOL

Monday, September 29, 2008

Memory Sisters at the Farmers Market

There are a couple of sisters that own a company called Memory Sisters www.memorysisters.com and they have a booth down at the Farmers Market. They hand paint on fabric and one of their most popular items is the Goddess Scarf that is silk and in the form of a Goddess. However you can only see the Goddess if you lay it out flat otherwise it looks like a beautiful multi colored silk scarf when you are wearing it.
About a month ago, I finally decided to purchase one of these beautiful scarfs (which are pretty expensive-but worth every penny) and as one of the sisters was wrapping up my purchase she said "Make sure you come back and let us know what kind of Goddess stories you encounter".
Well, I brought my purchase home, showed Jim and he said it was "Nice" (guys don't appreciate hand painted silk scarves like woman do) and then I put the scarf on my dining room table. The next morning I woke up and I was looking out the window to the back yard and I see something laying on the ground that was very colorful! OMG!!! I shouted and ran outside (in my PJ's) and there was my poor Goddess Scarf laying in a big heap.
Bohdan had taken it off the table and I'm not sure which dog did it but one of them ended up chewing off the top part of my scarf. The poor poor Goddess, she didnt even have a chance to adorn my neck before being chewed up!
When I was at the market last Saturday, I stopped by the Memory Sisters booth and told them my story. "A terrible tragedy" they said with a twinkle in their eyes and I could tell they were trying really hard not to laugh. They did chuckle though. One of the sisters said they could make me a commemorative scarf by hand painting the tragic scene onto a new scarf. I might just have to have them do that and have Jim get it for me for Christmas!!! LOL
Enjoy the pictures!
Signing off: Goddess Anita

Boise City Farmers Market

Mom, Billie and I went down to the Boise Farmers Market on Saturday. The older ladies LOVE their fig jam and the Jam Lady that has a booth down at the market apparently makes the best fig jam around. Not that I can attest to that because you are not going to get me to eat fig jam.
Anyways, we had a lot of fun. Tasting the samples, drinking a little wine, watching the shows and of course people watching. There are a lot of interesting people out there.
Signing off: Farmer Anita

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My Family Will Appreciate This Story!



CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — It wasn't just the caffeine that gave an Iowa woman an extra jolt after she had her morning coffee. It was also the bat she found in the filter.
The Iowa Department of Public Health says the woman reported a bat in her house but wasn't too worried about it. She turned on her automatic coffee maker before bedtime and drank her coffee the next morning.
She discovered the bat in the filter when she went to clean it that night. The woman has undergone treatment for possible rabies.
Health officials say that the bat was sent to a lab but that its brain was too cooked by the hot water to determine whether it had rabies. (From the Associated Press)
Ok Family, this could be us the next time we are up at the cabin!!!!!
Signing off: Anita-Anti Bat

I AM SO SO SAD!!!


One of my favorite actors has died today. Here is what CNN had to say: Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at age 83
Paul Newman, the legendary actor whose steely-blue eyes, good-humored charm and advocacy of worthy causes made him one of the most renowned figures in American arts, has died, his spokeswoman told CNN today. Newman was 83. He died of cancer Friday at his home in Westport, Connecticut, said spokeswoman Marni Tomljanovic
This is a picture of him in Cool Hand Luke. It was one of my favorite movies. Especially the scene where he eats hupteen dozen eggs and his stomach starts swelling. LOL
He will be missed!!
Signing off: Anita-A little bit sad today

Friday, September 26, 2008

MOM TOUCHED A SNAKE!

LOL, man if you know my MOM you know she HATES snakes with a passion!!!!!!

I however, was able to make her touch one that was in the pet store at the mall. She touched it for about 2 seconds but it was enough for me to snap a picture and thus make history in the Orlovich Family!

MOM TOUCHED A SNAKE.....AND LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT!

Signing off: Anita the Snake Charmer

RAMBO



Here are some more pictures of little Rambo. He has a new shirt that has a skeleton dog that says "Bad To The Bone" on it and he looks just too cute!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My MOM

I found a black and white picture of my mom standing by an old car (I believe she is in her early 20's) and my friend Jeremiah helped me color it and take the car out. When mom's birthday rolled around last December I put it in the paper with a little poem.
Mom looks sooo cute!

Maxine: My Favorite Old Lady


It's a slow news day in the Fleming household. Jim is trying to recoup from his cold and I'm being the supportive wife (as usual). LOL!!!!!!!
Here's a funny Maxine: In honor of the next Holiday Coming up:
"If midnight is called THE WITCHING HOUR
then 6am should be called THE BITCHING HOUR!!
Oh Maxine, you kill me
Signing off: Witchy Anita

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS

Below are some costume ideas for Halloween that I ran across. Some are very creative, some are gross and some are cute and some are just plain funny! Enjoy

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

THERE BY THE GRACE OF GOD GO I


Poor little guy (and I use that term loosly). And I thought I was having a fat day!

SCHOOL



I went today and paid my tuition for Real Estate School. I start on Oct 6th and the classes are from 8am-6pm for two weeks. I am really excited but I am a little apprehensive about the math part. Math is not one of my best subjects but hopefully it won't knock me for a loop and I will be able to handle it! (Keep your fingers crossed).

Signing off: Anita-Want to buy a house?

Saturday, September 20, 2008

THE FLY



This is exactly how I felt last night (except I was laying in bed reading my book instead of in the kitchen)!

This big huge fly kept buzzing by me and then dive bombing me. It would perch itself on my window ledge (the tall one) and then just stare at me and the dogs. Then it would do a "fly by" (no pun intended) and you could feel and hear it's BUZZZZ BUZZZZ BUZZZ and then it would come back around and do a dive bomb!

I tried swatting at it but I think it was laughing at me. Wally tried to catch it and eat it, but it just squirted itself with steak sause and said to Wally "Nice try Fat Boy" "You'll never catch me"! Bohdan just slept through the whole thing.

I finally turned the light off and went to sleep because it was so distracting I kept losing my place in my book. But needless to say, I slept with my head under the covers. Who wants to wake up to a mouthful of fly!

Signing off: Anita-who is buzzed off

THE COLLAR

We finally got new neighbors to the east of us (the house has been sitting empty for almost three years) and Bohdan has never seen anybody over there prior to this.
Well the new neighbors also have a dog (Sadie, a cute Chow/Shepherd mix) and when ever she comes out or comes over to the fense, Bohdan and Sadie have a barking match. Of course Bohdan's bark can be heard all the way to the moon (but more importantly-the HOA Presidents house).
We had to do something drastic, THE BARK COLLAR! It works when in use. Bohdan has just learned that whenever he wears the collar he shouldn't bark, however when the collar is off, its free reign! Grrrrrrrrrr

Zapped

Here is Bohdan getting zapped with his new Bark Collar. Poor Guy!

Friday, September 19, 2008

CRAZY CAKE

This comes from one of my favorite blogs: Cake Wrecks http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

I've recently been accused of hatin' on the cupcake cakes. Alright, you got me: I guess I can't hide the truth any longer, and it's time for me to come clean. [sigh] Ok, here goes:Hi, my name is Jen, and I hate cupcake cakes.Why? 'Cuz they're ugly.Don't believe me? Keep reading.For Shara's birthday her son asked the baker to make a "happy monkey cake" ala Curious George. Now, as a reminder for those of us who haven't watched Saturday morning cartoons in a while, here's what Curious George looks like:

And here's what Shara got for her birthday cake:



So apparently what the decorator heard was "Curious George after he's been flattened by a cement truck". That, or maybe he/she was going for an homage to Teen Wolf:

After he was flattened by a cement truck.
Man, I laughed and laughed and laughed!! If you have a chance you have to check out this blog because some of the cakes that are posted are so funny. Also she puts some really cool cakes on there as well.
Signing off: Anita-Monkey Girl

Thursday, September 18, 2008

MY CRAZY SISTER-IN-LAW


OK Amy, this is for you. My sister-in-law is one of the sweetest persons I know. She always makes time to mug for the camera (hence the picture) and then doesnt mind if the picture is posted. She is always doing for others and has a great attitude about life. She loves her kids with all her might (as well as loving my brother Brian) and she is a wonderful witness to her faith. She is one of those types of people that gives from her heart.
Signing off: Anita the brown nosing sister-in-law

FREE GIVEAWAY!!!


Suzanne from http://www.justanotherhangup.blogspot.com/ is giving away this BEAUTIFUL bag and all you have to do is leave a comment on her blog. And while you there, take a look at the wonderful purses and D-Wipes that she offers for sale. And if you don't know what a D-Wipe is you will have to go just to find out what it is. LOL
I would say "Good Luck" but I want to win it for myself! Hahahahahah
Signing off: Anita with the beautiful purse (hopefully)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

CORN MAIZE TIME



There was an interesting article in the "Idaho Statesman" today about the annual Halloween Corn Maize. Every year a farmer has their corn field artisticlly designed into a maize and then charges an entrance fee and WA-LA they make a little money. I would almost bet the farmer makes more money doing the maize then just selling his corn outright. (As long as the weather holds out that is). Here is the "Idaho Statesman's" article. Owned by Kuna residents Jim and Hillary Lowe, the 10-foot-high MAiZE has been designed this year in the likeness of presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, with the caption, "Left or Right?

I'm afraid I will not be going. I have been in a maize once (over in England) and I NEVER would have found my way out if the people on top of the hill finally took pity on me and gave me the directions out. I will have to find those pictures and post those...that was a pretty fun trip!

Signing off: Cornhusker Anita

Tuesday, September 16, 2008



Tyler is Julie and Chris's oldest. And he is the oldest nephew on my side of the family! He is 16 and he now has his drivers license. Holy Moly has time gone by fast! Tyler is extremely passionate about sports. His two games are Hockey and Baseball. He does very well in both sports and has been been on the traveling teams for both sports for quite a few years as well as the regular seasons. He also LOVES to play poker. (I know he gets that from his mom because she also LOVES to gamble)! I just want to tell Tyler, be careful driving because you are irreplaceable!


My sister Julie and her husband Chris have two kids. They prefer not to have their kids pictures on my blog so I will use stick figures to represent them. However, let me make this quite clear, my niece and nephew are much prettier and more handsome then what is represented.


What can I say about Jessica (aka Jessy). She is 14 years old and in high school and is a fashionista! This girl loves clothes. I think she gets it from both her Grandma's genes. Shopping for clothes, shopping for shoes, shopping for accessories. When Jessy was younger she did Karate and worked her way up to a black belt. For the last couple of years she has prefered tennis as her sport of choice and she is doing very well and she wins lots of matches. She also enjoys drawing and her new passion is baking. She did all the deserts for her Aunt Mel's party about six months ago and made sugar cookies (that riveled Martha Stewart) and cupcakes that looked like flowers. They not only tasted good but looked fantastic!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

This is my niece Nicole. She is 12 years old (her Birthday Picture) and she is my oldest brother John and my sister-in-law Sandy's girl. She is quite the athelete. She is on the swim team at the "Y" and she is always winning her meets. She excelles on the harder strokes like the Butterfly. She is also an accomplished "gamer". As in the Nintendo DS and XBOX 360. She loves wolves and has a huge collection of Webkinz. She is one smart little cookie as she is always bringing home excellent grades from school.
PS-Do you see the blue hair. WHAT A WILD CHILD!! lol
As soon as I get some more pictures I will make a little slideshow of Nicole.
Signing off: Anita

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

NEICES AND NEPHEWS



Since Jim and I do not have kids, I am going to tell you a little bit about my nieces and nephews. I will start with my youngest brother who now reside in Arizona. Brian and Amy have 3 kids........



The oldest is Abby (or Abigail Grace) and she is almost 11 years old and in the 5th grade. I know how parents brag about their kids being smart, but she really truely is smart. I think they call them "Gifted Children". She also can act and she sings like an angel and has been in school plays and also professional productions. She also loves horses and takes horse back riding lessons.

The middle child is Caleb and he is 8 years old and in the second grade. He is a Brian "Mini Me". He is all boy! He is really interested in guns and hunting. Whenever I go visit we ALWAYS have to go to Cabelas. The land of mecca for the hunting crowd. He is also a very good artist. He loves to draw. Whenever Calab visits, him and I always have to watch "Willow" because we both love the trolls and dragons and the little brownies!

The youngest is Elly (or Elizabeth May) and she is 4 years old and in pre school. This little cutie patootie loves going to school. It's the highlight of her day. She is also the most girly-girl I have ever seen in my life! She has almost every Disney Princess Dress and of course all the shoes and tiaras and wands that go with them. She also has more energy then the Hoover Dam!

The fourth child is their new dog RJ the Mastiff/Boxer mix. He is all muscle and loves to cuddle. Him and Elly fight like cats and dogs sometimes, but all the kids just love him and I know he is very protective of his family.


Signing off: Anita: Tomorrow the next set of kids

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

LET US NEVER FORGET


"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Signing off: Anita

VERY UNPOLITICALLY CORRECT





This joke comes from a friend of mine (who shall remain nameless unless she wants to take credit for it in the comments section)! LOL

Jose and Carlos are Panhandlers......
  • They panhandle in different areas of town.

  • Carlos panhandles just as long as Jose but only collects 2 to 3 dollars every day.

  • Jose brings home a suitcase FULL of $10 bills, drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage free house and has a lot of money to spend.

  • Carlos says to Jose, 'I work just as long and hard as you do, but how do you bring home a suitcase full of $10 bills every day?

  • Jose replies 'Look at your sign. What does it say'? Carlos' sign reads, 'I have no work, a wife and kids to support." Jose says, "No wonder you only get $2-3 dollars a day."

  • Carlos replies..."So what does your sign say." Jose shows Carlos his sign...

  • It reads, "' I only need another $10.00 to move back to Mexico

Adios: Anita


OUR MILITARY BOYS




This is our nephew Matt Proctor. He is serving in the Marines and is stationed in Twenty Nine Palms. Matt lived with us in his Junior Year in High School and we always knew he would do well and we are very proud of him! Stay safe Matt!!!!!






This is our nephew Ryan (Thats Jim's brother and Sister-In-Law Jane also). He is serving in the Navy and he looks quite handsome in his uniform! Stay safe Ryan!!!!


Our newphew Adam just enlisted in the Marines and starts Bootcamp this week. Here is a little story that Jane (and mother of these fine young men) emailed us the other day:
While we were all at dinner Friday night, an anonymous patron paid for our meal because Matt was in uniform, and they wanted to thank Matt for serving our great Country. And yes our country is great. Democrat or Republican, and the next time you see someone in a Military uniform, please give them the same respect and thanks that strangers have shown MY boys.(yes I'm crying again) Please keep them in your prayers. Love Jane
I know I speak for all of my family as well as all my blogger friends: We will most definately keep the boys in our prayers!!

Signing off: Anita

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

PAINTED CATS


My friend Kim J. sent this to me the other day and I just had to share it with you. Apparently this is the latest thing. To paint your cat. It can cost anywhere from $15,000 up to $60,000 a treatment. Most have to be redone every three months once the cats hair starts to grow out. What people will do for attention! LOL
Signing off: Anita

Monday, September 8, 2008

BRITNEY IS ON A COME BACK

It looks like Britney won 3 VMA's last night. I say good for her. I always felt sorry for her when she was going through that weird wacko drug and alcohol induced time and marrying KFed, having kids and not taking care of them, looking like trailor trash on the Matt Lauer interview, divorcing the same KFed, losing her kids then dating an English paparazzi scum (who wanted his 15 minutes of fame), getting that stylish bald hair do, singing drunk on the MTV awards last year time in her life. But it looks like she may be getting her life back together. Again I say "GOOD FOR YOU BRITNEY"!!!!
Signing off: Anita

MOJITO REPORT


OK, my Mojitos didnt go quite as planned. I made them exactly as the recipe called for. I even watched Mojito videos just to make sure I did
them correctly. The original Mojito that I made, came out so-so. It was
good but it didnt have that "POW" that some of them have had when I
get them in a bar. The Berry Mojito was kind of a disaster. I couldn't smush the berries good enough so they kept clogging up my straw and I couldn't drink the Berry Mojito with out a straw because I kept drinking the mint leaves. And that was very very GROSS!!! So my report is......stick with original Mojitos and I guess I will just have to practice practice practice!
Signing off: Anita

Friday, September 5, 2008

JUST CALL ME DRUNKY-MCBEATY!!!


I AM GOING TO TRY AND MAKE MOJITO'S TONIGHT. I HAVE ALL THE INGREDIANTS TO MAKE TRADITIONAL AND BERRY MOJITOS. I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW THEY TASTE.
Fresh Berry Mojitos

4 Raspberries
4-6 Blueberries
4-6 Strawberries (cut small)
3 lime wedges
6 mint sprigs
1 packet of Splenda
White rum
Cranberry juice
Pineapple juice
Lime juice
Club soda
In a tall glass or cup, muddle/crush/mash all fruit and mint leaves well (add more or less fruit and splenda according to taste).Add splenda and top it all with ice. Fill about 1/3 with rum, 1/3 club and 1/3 a combination of the cranberry and pineapple, and a splash of lime juice.Shake well and serve. Garnish it with a lime and enjoy!

LAZY AND SPOILED DOGS!!




Thursday, September 4, 2008

MY FAMOUS BOYFRIEND

Yes, John Travolta and I used to date for awhile before I met Jim. This is John and me
at a fancy NYC party. Is'nt he a dream boat! But as fate would have it, I met Jim and he swept me off my feet and I had to let John go and find his own way in the world. I understand he has done very well for himself.
Signing off: Anita

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A VERY RELAXING LABOR DAY WEEKEND!


Jim and I started the Labor Day Weekend by going to get a massage at Massage Envy (www.massageenvy.com) over in Nampa on Saturday. OMG, it was great! One of the best massages I've had in a while. Not that I get them very often but I've had a few over the years. :)
Sunday we ended up going to a movie. The third installment of the "Mummy" movies. It was ok, but not great. I was soooo disappointed because Rachel Weitz was not in it. The woman they had replacing her just didnt have the same chemistry with Brandon as Rachel had.
Monday we relaxed, read books, Jim snoozed on his new hamock. He went out and got us dinner so I didnt even have to cook. It was a very very nice weekend!
Signing off: Anita

LUNCH WITH THE GIRLS!


This is our friend Billie (on the right) and her sister Eva (on the left) and me and my mom. Eva was visiting from Southern California. Billie and her sister are so much fun! We were trying out a new little restaurant called Willow Creek Grill over off of Vista. It was very good! I recommend it.