Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CCF and Computer Troubles

Well, what a week and a half it has been here.
Hunter and a friend were playing on my computer and it froze up then shut down. When they started it up again, it was majorly hosed.
My hubby took it apart and figured out the hard drive was damaged. I am not sure how it happened, but I must be married to a secret member of the Geek Squad because he was able to wipe it and reload everything...thus giving me back my computer! Unfortunately...ALL my addresses are gone, info is gone etc from the last several years. I had just moved everything over from the computer I had from Heritage and now it is wiped clean....uugghh. I am glad it was MY computer that did this, and not theirs. :-)
I am now in the process of putting my addresses back into it etc. I have one computer with the addresses, but no ability to send the photos I just received, and one computer I can get my pictures to but no ability to send them yet....what a life I tell ya!

Had CCF fights on Saturday. Great fights to see. I was BUSY that night. One really bad cut lip (which will require several stitches.) An arm bar that either resulted in a broken elbow or tore the ligaments and tendons in his elbow...only x-rays will tell. Two separated shoulders and guys that needed several butterflies, concussions and nose injuries. My friend David lost his title to the hockey guy....he feels he made some mistakes, but was over the loss pretty quickly. I know David will earn his title back very worries.
Met Kaycey 'Ice Cold' Uscola. he was on the Ultimate fighter and was in the top 3. Sweet guy. Will post my picture of us as soon as I can figure out how to get it off my camera!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Some Funnies

A few funnies that always seem to help pick me up.....enjoy! :-P

CCF Mass Destruction....

Here is the Promo poster for the fights I am working. I know 3 of the guys on the poster...all except the tatt'ed one in front...he is the Hockey player gunning for the Heavy Weight title match against one of my favorite fighters....the guy standing next to him on his left side.

Believe it or not, all of these guys are sweet, and are good to me as I care for them...of course, I am sure they don't want the word to get around that they have a nicer, softer side! ;-P


I am hoping and praying to be out of the fun, soul sucking slump I have been in and get back to my normal self.
I have fights at Qwest coming up, so pray for me that I can help all the fighters who need it. I am going to see if I can post a pic here of the fight card...pretty cool looking!
I am going to try and get my picture posts up with kindergarten graduation and other fun stuff we have done so far.....once again I have to be out of my slump to make myself want to do anything of any worth....big sigh...

Kai's Haircut

The Haircut Kai wanted and mommy gave him....
From the top! :-)
The haircut he got thanks to daddy! hehe

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Hard Time

Sorry it has been a while since I posted. I think with all 4 kids being home I am busier than ever...tired as ever as well.

I have been working fights quite a bit...2 in 2 weeks, a break this weekend and then back to the big ones on the 21st of June...should be fun. It has kept me busy and dog tired though, making me want to doze off in church. At least Pastor is a fan so he understands..hehe...I am taking Pastor, and 3 guys from our church to the fights on the 21st..should be great ones. One of the guys fighting for the World title is one of my favorites, David Thomas (he is the current title holder). He is fighting a guy pretty well known around the area for his hockey game and time in the NHL, Jeremy Lablonsky. Both are not big fans of each other and it is looking like it Will be quite a brawl...I pray I have the knowledge to help them out of the octagon when it is over! ;-p

I spoke at the Kiwanis group. It was quick but good. I hope they have a little understanding of Haiti and a little of the love I have for it there.

I feel like I have been chasing my tail around quite a bit lately. Adoptions are slow, I am paid by the step now, which is really screwing me big time! I was never in it for the money, but when I, like the rest of the world, need to afford to pay my bills, it is really sucky!
It is hard also since things are moving so slow. Families are frustrated, and have EVERY reason to be, as it is the US Government that seems to moving the slowest with no real reason for it.

All of it has gotten me depressed, stressed and sleeping less...not a good combo.

I will check in and PROMISE to get the photos I have uploaded....gonna take a few good ones of me with some of the fighters this next weekend for those of you who want to see the size comparison of me to them (last fights one of the guys was 6'10"...I am 4'10"...2 feet difference!)

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Received this from Aunt Peggy-Thank you, a very good lesson we all need to learn and remember!

John is the kind of guy you love to hate.
He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say.
When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, 'If I were any better, I would be twins!'
He was a natural motivator.
If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.
Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, 'I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?'
He replied, 'Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today.
You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood
I choose to be in a good mood.'
Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it.
I choose to learn from it.
Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life.
I choose the positive side of life.
'Yeah, right, it's not that easy,' I protested.
'Yes, it is,' he said. 'Life is all about choices.
When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.
The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life.'
I reflected on what he said.
Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business.
We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.
After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.
I saw him about six months after the accident.
When I asked him how he was, he replied, 'If I were any better, I'd be twins...Want to see my scars?'
I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.
'The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter,' he replied.
'Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices:
I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live.'
'Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?' I asked
He continued, ' ..the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine.
But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared.
In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action.'
'What did you do?' I asked.
'Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me,' said John.
'She asked if I was allergic to anything '
Yes, I replied.'
The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity'.'
Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live.
Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead.'

He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude...
I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything .
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Food For Haiti

Around a month and a half ago I got a call from an old friend. She said that the local Middle School her son goes to (the one Hunter will attend this next year) wanted to do a Community project. Her son, who I have known for several years now as well, was extremely touched by the news that showed the food riots in Haiti. He has known Hunter since he was young, and Hunter was in Scouts with him for a, knowing someone who actually hailed from the far away place he saw on the news hit him in the heart. He approached his student group and they decided to do a Food For Haiti project the last 2 weeks of school.
Even though the kids were ready for summer and DONE with the school vibe, they managed to raise 3 boxes of food full of Tuna, a 50lb bag of rice, 2 large bags of beans and a few odds and ends for the Creche the kids are from.
Now, I am humbly looking for a way to get this bounty to Haiti without it costing me an arm and a leg that I do not have...hehe

I am off to barter with DHL, Fed Ex and who ever to take this food to Haiti for me and the kids and to let them know it made a difference...that a few kids in a small school can make a difference half way across the world! (Pictures to come when I find the stinking camera cord!)

Why Am I So Busy??

It is summer time and I feel like I am busier than when the kids were in school! Of course, maybe it is due to the fact that all 4 kids are home....along with 5 or 6 neighbor kids during the day who want to hang out here. :-) I guess I like to be THE place to hang out at.

Curtis and I are taking a couple of new challenges

1. We have begun a new business with a company called ACN-check him out at It is a new adventure that we are excited about and it is International so GO CHECK IT OUT!!! ;-)

2. We have taken a challenge at church to read the bible in 90 days. Now, for some that seems like a lot, I think we can do it-if I can get over the part of 'so and so begat so and so' many strange names to get thru! hehe
We have to read about 12 pages a day to keep with the pace-I will let you know how it goes.

I am still looking for the cable to download photos, once I do I will have a blog picture post to catch up

Monday, June 02, 2008

Lately I've Been Busy...

Hello blog world! Sorry I have not posted for a while, we have been busier than 1 one legged man in a butt kicking contest around here.

All the kids had field Day at school, so being on the PTO required I be there to run a station or two and cheer kids on. Last day of school for Kai was Thursday, now my little boy is a kindergarten graduate (pic's to come as soon as I can download them!).
Demi and Hunter had their last day of school on Friday....we are now in summer mode! Nikaya is glad to have her brothers and sisters home for the summer and everyone is glad they don't have to rise so early every day to catch the bus!!

I was called to work some fights for a different promoter Saturday night. Smaller venue, but awesome fights none the less. One bad issue is that these Promoters do not provide any insurance for the guys so if they are hurt they have to pay for their own care.

I had one guy choked unconscious. When he came to he wanted right up right away...not good or they can vomit he and I chilled on the mat a few minutes. He was sweet..not a mark on him, but totally unconscious and convulsing...pretty scary for his family to see, but I assured them he only lost a few brain cells...hehe
Had another guy that won that when I went to check him out said to me "Hey, you are a cutie...wanna make out?" I politely told him "Thanks but I am married and I think my hubby would mind so I will have to take a rain check on that offer!" Funny thing was, the guy was an Italian body builder type and his fight name was 'The Italian Stallion' trying to take the stallion part a little to seriously I think :-)
Best part of the night was a little guy fighting. He sat down in my chair for his pre-fight physical. He was VERY Asian looking and told me the MOST un-Asian name I have ever heard -Smith- hehe I asked him and he told me that he was adopted by White parents in the US from Seoul Korea as a young child. I had to tell him about my kids and he was laughing that I totally understood the naming situation and that we often name our kids very un-cultural names.

One poor guy spent the latter half of the night with me trying to McGyver his face. He took a knee to the chin and ended up cut the length of his chin-DEEP-. He didn't believe how deep until I gave him a mirror and he about fainted...hehe
Since their is no insurance from the Promoters, he is young and had none of his own, and had to drive 8 hours back home to a Dr. he knew, I didn't feel right leaving his face hanging open. I spent about 1 hour putting his chin back together with butterflies, bandages etc. and showing his fight corner how to repeat the procedure later. I gave him supplies to replace what I had done so when the others fell off he could replace them with some help from his friends. He was so sweet, so thankful etc. By the way, he WON the title belt, so his chin owie was worth it he said! I also remind the guys that chicks totally dig scars!! ;-)

I will post photos later (have to find the cord to the camera)!!