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Monday, July 26, 2010


Before I begin...I want to wish My Dad..."GRAMPIE" a very happy birthday. The kids and I will figure out something to do TO

So I’m a girl who loves her little Ford sport trac truck. It was my very first brand new vehicle and I got it 7 years ago. It had a stereo, all the gadgets that I needed and had 4x4 for the winter months. I LOVED my truck.

Remember all the loads of the “good stuff” I have hauled?



Sadly, my little navy blue baby cratered last week. I had driven to a nearby city, and it happened. My little blue baby DIED. I was stranded…ticked off and I mean TICKED OFF!

So…what does a fiercely independent Tootsie do when she is in a jam? She calls Grampie of course!!!


Ya see that smile? That was the smile I saw when he got the opportunity not only to help his fiercely independent oldest child…but to go new vehicle shopping! He’s such a brat!

My Dad is an auto mechanic. When he zipped up to the city late that day (a three or more hour drive from his home) to rescue me…he took a look at my truck and said…”unload this beast before you can’t even start it.” There were several things wrong…including the motor was pretty much done for…

So…we went truck shopping!

I of course was a tad sad that I had to say goodbye to my little truck…it was a good truck for me. I hauled all sorts of things…hockey bags, dirt, compost, plants, hockey bags, junkin’ treasures, hockey bags, groceries…bikes…hockey bags…you get the picture…How would I ever replace this vehicle I had grown so attached to?

I need a truck. I already have a car…a Mustang, but it is older, and is not quite as reliable in the winter as a girl with three kids needs. I need a truck.

We shopped around all over the place…traumatized several car salesmen, made our mark on others, and finally we saw one that caught our eye…


Yep! This is my brand spankin’ new truck!!! It is a 2010 Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin series! It is fully LOADED, leather interior and I LOVE it! It has a kick ass stereo system…(that the kids LOVE…okay and me too...) and even an iPod docking station. It has all sorts of little gadgets that I have yet to learn how to use…and it is the same color as my 5.0 Mustang. They will look like sisters parked in my garage! Ha-ha! Oh …here’s the best part…this little truck has a V8 –4.6 in it. This translates in Tootsie talk to THIS TRUCK GOES LIKE SNOT!!!! FAST FAST FAST!!! (almost as fast as the mustang) Oh ya…it goes…it is reliable, and it is pretty!!! This is my new baby…it is the same truck I had…only better…much better.

So…we left my old little truck in the city, and we drove home to my house with my new little truck. When we got home, we dropped Grampie's candy apple red Mustang off at my house, and went out for supper…filled our bellies with ribs…and chatted, and giggled about the different salesmen…people in our lives, and gardens, junk and plants. We had a great time just hanging out. We returned home, tired and full…and decided to turn in. Let me tell was weird for me to have my Dad sleeping in MY house...It is usually the other way around...I wonder if he felt the difference...or thought of how OLD I am! know you are old when your parents sleep over at your house guys!!! I also hope he doesn't get any ideas...cuz...I already have three kids...and he would be a HANDFULL!!! (Just ask Grammie and my adopted sister Bobbi) ha-ha. Just kidding are welcome anytime...(for a visit) hahahahaha!!!

In spite of the stress of having a break down in a city that was not my home…we had a great day…I enjoyed hanging out with my dad.

I feel very lucky to have my mom and dad in my life helping me though the bumpy times of late. We have been having such fun junkin' and being silly...I didn't realize how much fun they can be! My little truck is a blessing …and I am happy that I don’t have to worry about a reliable vehicle anymore. Thank you Grampie and Grammie for helping me with this. It means more than you know. (and it wasn’t as hard to accept the help as I thought it would be!- you know…the pride thing) ha-ha! (still you guys don't get any ideas about living in my house with me...remember the duct tape and rocking chair conversaiton??? I was NOT joking!!!) hahaha...(yes I was---wasn't I?) }8*) (evil grins)

So…that is what has kept me from the land of blog for the last week or so. My life has been changing so much this past few months in wonderful and exciting ways. There are a lot of wonderful things and some exciting opportunities opening up for me…I can’t hardly wait to share with you all (and I will when I can) Well…that and some seriously fun projects that I hope to be able to share with you if I can find time to finish them. I just cannot believe how very busy this summer has been for me. I wish there was a way that I could add a few hours to each day.

I have also been lending a hand to a friend with a brand new yard….oh the blank slate she has is such fun! We have been busy planning…scheming and daydreaming about the possibilities!

Thanks to all who linked in to FF this week…I love it! I can’t wait to visit each and every one of you…

Tomorrow please tune in for an announcement regarding a fun new twist to FF…It won’t affect the regular posters much…but it will offer up some new possibilities…!

Until then…hugs and smiles…oh and for the “three very special fans “ that I love so very much…winks!!! and to the biggest one…MWHAH! ( you know who you are!) *) *) *) ha-ha!

Now if you will excuse me…I have places to get to…FAST! Varooooooooom! {8`)

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