Thursday, July 27, 2006

My dinner...

Enough of that…some people will see things the way you do others won’t. Oh well, you can’t do anything about that.

On to how my date went Friday. Yes, you read that right, I went on a date on Friday. It was nice. He came and picked me up from my sister’s house and took me to dinner at the Garlic Press. Which if some of you don’t know, it’s a rather quite little place to dine on expensive meals. It was fun and I had a great time, I just hope he did too. I had the most amazing dinner. It was Brazilian Style Pork Medallions with Shrimp - Medallions of Pork Tenderloin Sautéed with Garlic and Sweet Red Chile Powder, Finished with Citrus and Pineapple Juice Reduction, Served over Rice and Topped with Two Shrimp. He had a steak and we joked about how my shrimp looked a little like scorpions. It was nice and a little quiet once this mafia like guy left. You had to have seen him. Then there was this other guy who felt as though the whole restaurant needed to hear his conversation. Which was fine if you were interested in what he was speaking about. There is not a lot of furniture to help keep the echo to a minimum, so we just sat in our little corner of the restaurant, eating our dinner and talking even though we couldn’t hear ourselves think. After we were done he took me back to my sisters and we stood outside talking and staring at the stars for an hour and a half.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

My feeling on a bronze platter....

I do not feel as though Andrea Yates got what she deserved. As a loving mother of a two year old who sometimes acts ugly, okay, sometimes is putting it nicely. I would never consider killing her. I have had postpartum depression and it did not cause me to even think about those kinds of things, and I was treated with antidepressants…sorry Tom Cruise, you’re an idiot.

I know that 4 years ago before Brooke was conceived I would have considered the facts and then decided based upon those facts and the evidence. What I see today is totally different. I am a mother now and I see things in a completely different life. I feel that she planned it based on the fact that she did it between the time her husband left for work and the time her mother in law would arrive to help her with the children. I’m sorry but when your 7 year old is fighting you, wouldn’t you think of it as a wake up call? Once she realized that she would be punished by sitting the rest of her life out in prison for the killing of her children, she decided to appeal, and now, she’s getting to spend time in a Mental Institution…a whole lot of good that will do for her. She murdered and killed her 5 innocent children, and she gets to go spend the rest of her life looking at white walls. I hope that she regrets every minute the action that she made and how it cut the lives of those children so short. What did they do to deserve this? They act like kids, they are supposed to. She knew what she was doing, therefore she should pay.

I know that some are going to rant and rave over my OPINIONATED blog, but that’s why it’s MY blog, I will not argue nor fight over it, it’s stupid. My opinion is mine because of where I live, the great USA. Post your comment, but do not belittle me or otherwise call me names, or tell me what a horrible person I am. You can do that on your own blog if you so desire, but you will NOT do it on mine.

Andrea Yates…you got off scott free sister….enjoy your freedoms that have been STOLEN FROM THOSE CHILDREN.

You are a liar and a manipulator of our judicial system, and for that you should be put away for life.

To the children, you will never be forgotten in the minds and hearts of many.

Friday, July 21, 2006


Today is Fortune Cookie Friday!! The best day of the week. Megan and I went to our favorite hotspot and ate none other than Chinese food. Here’s to you Ms. Robinson:

“Opportunity awaits you on next Tuesday – in bed”

Stay tuned to see what opportunity was awaiting me.

I have a date tonight, but there was nothing about that. I’m really excited and I feel like a little school girl all over again. It’s amazing. It’s been so long since I’ve been on a date. The last date I remember going on was with Jason, and we usually went to the Rockhounds games. I feel fortunate to have gotten to spend the time with him that I did before I royally screwed up and got pregnant with Brooke. Which is the picture that I have posted on here. He was one of my best friends who was always willing to be there to be a shoulder to cry on or to plant a kiss on my forehead. I always knew he was in my cheering section and he was rooting me on. He often asked if there was anything he could do and one night I had asked him to come with me to Childbirth Education and be my little sponsor so he could fill mom in on what had gone on. He got sick and I told him to stay home…besides that, it was snowing that evening. I love him very much still. Anyway, in this picture I was 3 weeks away from my due date…eeks….and you guys wonder why Brooke is the size she is. I quit tying my shoes and started making my mom do it at this point because it became a real chore. The kind of chore where you have to lay on the bed and hold your foot in the air to tie them.

To find out more about FCF and how it started visit here.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

To the Zoo!!

Well Saturday my mom really hacked me off so I got Brooke dressed and we left. I'm sorry but it was 8:30 in the morning and I had been up since like 6:45. Anyway, we left and as we're driving down the road my sister calls. Well, as it got later we decided to go to the Abilene Zoo and take the kids. This is something that we had been planning on doing all summer, and the opportunity presented itself so we naturally took it. It was explained to me later that this was set up, which it was not. More thoughts on my mother later. Here are some pictures.

The Zoo sign outside of no other than the Zoo. :-)

Pink Flamingo sleeping

The Bear

Spider Monkey


Us feeding the Giraffe, that was the best part

The Giraffe running at us...They are beautiful creatures.

Its a rather small zoo, so there wasn't that much to see, but the background is this beautiful lake. It was really beautiful. I think I would take Brooke again, just because it was cheap to get into, and it was small enough that people were there but you weren't having to fight the crowds to see anything, there weren't but about 3 people at any place at the same time. It was really nice. The only bad part was that it was probably over 100 degrees out there, and that concrete and asphalt just radiated the heat. It was nice though.

Friday, July 14, 2006


Yes, dear friends it’s Friday yet again, and I have a great fortune. Before I give it to you though, I must confess that sometime in the next week I’ll be going on a double date with my sister, brother-in-law, and Freddy. My BIL is trying to hook me up with Freddy. I told Megan about it this morning, and then we went to lunch at our regular Friday lunch hotspot and got our fortunes. So here goes nothing. Oh yes, and this kind of has to go along with ending my current relationship, but if you want more on that you’ll have to either AIM me at KourJalopy, leave a comment, or email me at Those are your options, now onto the point of this post.

My fortune for Friday is:

“A new relationship is about to blossom. You will be blessed.” – in bed.

Alright, so there it is.

On a not Fortune Cookie Friday note, we had our lunch paid for by Mr. & Mrs. Thornton, and it was really nice of them. Laura, their daughter, and I grew up together from the time we were in pre-school until we graduated. I pretty much lived at her house, and she lived at mine. I love that girl so much. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Thornton.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


So I found out that my sister is going to have her baby on Friday. Which I’m excited for her, even though she said she was NEVER getting married, and NEVER having kids. Well now this is her third. I have a few mixed emotions over this deal. I’m hurt, because she has not treated me like a sister in a very long time. I’m excited for her because she is so good with kids. Perhaps it’s the part of her partially raising me. I hurt for my dad because that is his daughter and he genuinely cares about his kids, but he has a really hard time showing it sometimes with my mom around. She has controlled and manipulated him for quite some time now, and I’m sure that’s why they are married now. She conned him into asking her to get away from her family. Anyway, enough on my mother, that’s for another post. I’ve been stuck in the middle of this family feud for a really long time and I’m ready to get away from it. I told my sister when I was pregnant that I wanted to have a relationship with her, and I wanted it to be a sisterly one. Yet, not once did I find myself calling her to ask her about being pregnant or things I was experiencing. I did call to tell her that I was having a girl. My sister Celeste was my confidante, my sister, my best friend during all of this, and yet, and I didn’t feel that I could count on my oldest sister to be there. I’m tired of living like this. I’m tired of living in fear that if I talk to my oldest sister, or my grandmother or any of my dad’s family, I’ll be exiled. I’m tired of living in fear that if I decide that the Catholic Church is not for me, I’ll be crucified. I’m tired of living in fear of my mother. I’M TIRED. I’m giving you up mom, if you don’t like my decisions in life, so be it. You haven’t made the best one’s either.

Tuesdie I’m happy for you, and now that I’m older I would like to start building a better relationship with you. I want Brooke to know her cousins, her Aunt Tuesdie, and her Uncle Cody. I want her to know that there is other family out there just besides her Aunt Celeste, Lyndsey, Zachary, Uncle Chris, and Meme and Poppi. I want these things for her and so much more. I want to get to know my three nieces, and I want them to know their Aunt Kourtney. I WANT A BETTER LIFE FOR MYSELF AND FOR MY FAMILY.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Megan and I went to the drive in last night to see Pirates of the Carribean, and Cars. Well, as we were leaving I get a text message asking me where I had been. Kind of strange because the whole conversation had to do with my fortune this week. Kind of weird I think. I will not name any names because he is someone that I could see myself getting with, not in bed, but in reality. He's someone I could date.

So there ya out your fortunes may hit right on the button.

Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Friday, July 07, 2006


So today is yet again Fortune Cookie Friday, and I am well. Megan, her mom Allison, and I ate lunch at our favorite Chinese food hot spot yesterday, so Megan, THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO POST TODAY!!!

Well, it turns out that by the time last Friday evening rolled around, I was no longer in pain, and I went and got Chinese food. The parents are back in town and once again I AM WELL. I finished the last antibiotic yesterday! WOOHOO!!!

Here is my fortune:

"A friend or partner will soon be calling on you for help" - in bed.

I wonder if it's true!! Considering that there is no "in bed" with anyone for a week, I wonder what kind of help I could be asked to give!!


I will post pictures of the goodies my folks brought back soon!! Got some cool stuff.

Monday, July 03, 2006


Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July. Hopefully we won't be fighting any fires like we did last year. We'll see.

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