Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!  You found me.  Now we can sit down and I will tell you all about my journeys with the family.  I will also tell you who really threw me on the roof.  It was .......  To be continued.

Its almost Christmas.  I would love to spend it with you.  Come find me.

Monday, December 22, 2014

I got tired of resting on the couch waiting for you to find me so I decided to move.  This is a much better view of everything.  Now that I'm in here, can someone help me get out.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wow the last time you looked for me, I just left in time or you would have found me.  Try this place but hurry.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mom has been playing a game of hide and seek with me.  She is getting real close to finding me.  She is so fun to play with.  I'm hiding again,  come and find me.

Friday, December 12, 2014

I'm right here.  It will only take you a minute to come and get me.  See you soon.

Ha Ha  come and get me.  Look a little faster this time.  Can't wait to see you.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wow,  What an exciting adventure I had with everyone.  Thank you so much family for all your hospitality and friendship.  I had so much fun traveling to see everyone.  I am now home where I belong.  I see that there is another Indian in this house.  I want to surprise my mom that I am finally home so, I am going to see if she can find me.  Here is a pic of me hiding.  See if you can find me mom.  I will only be here for a little while, then I am going to explore the rest of the house.

I once was lost but now I'm found!!!  It's true!  I was stuck in a suitcase and 
couldn't get out.  It was dark and lonely and sad in the beginning, but I talked 
to God a lot during that dark time in my life, and I am a changed Indian Doll!

You see, Lyndsey dropped me off at her mother's house....I indeed had a ton o' 
fun in my previous travels, but I knew I was in for some hefty vacationing with 
this new Mamapoosa.   Ahhhhh....I'll get to experience the luxurious life of 
sales and travel all over the country!   Fancy hotels and fantasy restaurants, 
famous people, and fashionable outfits with the most beautiful high heel shoes!  
I will finally get to shed this head feather and dead animal smock dress!!!  I'm 
so excited!

Wow oh wow...Did I get a slap in the feather! 

Five months later, I am Indian proof that what other people perceive and envy as 
exciting travel is like living in a real live circus.  All hours of the day and 
on weekends I juggled fire sticks in the air while balancing spinning plates on 
my feather...a different kind of song and dance than what I am used to. 

My excitement dwindled as I was dragged through dirty airports.  Sometimes we 
were even barefoot racing to catch a delayed plane!  I sometimes slept on a hard 
seat with an arm bar up my braid!  

After a while, things got so intense that I was simply stuck in a suitcase and 
couldn't get out!   

Sighhhhhh.  I learned so much in that suitcase.  I was sheltered from chaos and 
got lots of rest.  I learned to be grateful for my simple feather and comfy flat 
moccasins.  I learned that less is more, rest is good, and some time to chill 
and reflect was as soothing as my peace pipe.  I got to spend time with God and 
heal from the trauma of being thrown on the rooftop away from my Barby.

Oh how I was able to reminisce my young life growing up in Valparaiso, IN.  If I 
could only find my way back to her.  She took such good care of me before I was 
brutally stolen away and THROWN into this insane version of Mother Earth.  

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ok!  Here we go.  Just got a peek of Lyndsey's calendar and I see that there will be a little vacation coming up in Cape Coral, Florida.  The airplane tickets that are paper clipped to the calendar does not include me so I will be a stow a way on the plane.  I will just snuggle up to Ivy in the suitcase and I'm on my way.  Can't wait to see everyone again that has been so kind to me in the past.
Just arrived and Brinley finally let me out of the suitcase.  I was looking forward to having all kinds of fun with Ivy but as it turns out, Ivy got her own seat on the plane and I had to ride in the suitcase with Dora the underwear.  Geesh that girl never shuts up, it was impossible to have a "brief" talk to her on any topic.  I had to turn her inside out and shove he into the toiletries kit just to have some peace and quite.  I will do anything to keep from having to travel with her again.  My thoughts at this point is to sneak into Michele's suitcase on the return trip.  That's if she is going on this trip.
The first day I spent most of my time running around the house checking things out.  Here are some of the pics that I took at the house.

That sure was allot of fun while everyone was away eating dinner out without me. 
     The next day I went fishing with Uncle Johnny, Nephew Bendan and Nephew Ryan.  At this point they are the only ones that know that I am here without an invite.  These guys sure are cool and know how to fish.  Uncle Johnny helped me fight this fish to the boat.  I was worn out.  Look how much bigger
 this fish is than me.  It's a lunker.

     Here I am being eatin by Brendan.  He is such a character.  Of course he didn't eat me,  he would have choked on my head feather.  Lyndsey could not believe her eyes when she saw me in the car.  Oh Yea, Lyndsey now knows that I stowed away in Brinley's suitcase and has agreed to help me get back to Illinios with Michele. Oh crap, this may be a hint where I am at right now.  Lyndsey also knows that I was tortured by Dora's underwear on the trip here.  She told me not to worry, that Brinley will start wearing princess underwear soon and Dora will head to the goodwill box.  Sounds good to me.
      We spent a day at the beach or I should say we spent a day finding the beach.  Here is a picture that my mom is going have a fit over.  Brendan helped pull this off.  She still does not know that I am on vacation with her and now she knows.  I'm so sorry but I just wanted to see you and be near you.  I wanted so bad to give you the biggest hug that you ever got in your life but that will have to wait a little while.  Oh,  Aunt Connie knows that I am on vacation with everyone now.

     Nothing lasts forever and neither did this vacation.  I want to thank everyone for all their help and keeping me out of trouble.  We took a picture of all of us before we left.  I had a blast!  See everyone soon.

Monday, May 19, 2014

I will never go back to Crystal Lake, Illinois ever again. So here’s the story… I went to visit my friends, okay? Well on my first night there, Lyndsey, Brendan, and Brinley forgot me at their house when we were all supposed to be going out to dinner. I was starving after a lot of traveling and they had nothing to eat except for a couple crumbs I found underneath the cabinet in the kitchen, and nothing to drink except for Miller Lite. I was so thirsty that I didn't have a choice but to crack one of those bad boys open. I figured I would be okay because it wasn't bourbon, like when I was visiting Daylen and Hooter. Well, it wasn't okay. One sip let to another and before I knew it, I slammed that beerski like it was my job and then the night went downhill from there. 
The night is still a little fuzzy, but here is what I remember: after slamming my ice cold Miller Lite, I went into the family room where the Silkers still had their Christmas tree up. 

At this point, I knew the beerski kicked in because the lights looked a little blurry. The lights reminded me of a strobe light, so I started dancing. Shake, shake, and shake my booty, hands up, hands up…. You get the picture…. The next thing I knew, I tripped over my very fashionable Indian moccasins and landed head first into a bowl of mints.

I had to call for Bo to help me out because I was stuck like a mouth full of peanut butter with no milk. Again, you get the picture. After Bo helped me out of the mint bowl, I rode him into the bathroom. At this point the Miller Lite was definitely flowing right through me. Turned out the Brendan had left the toilet seat up again because, SPLASH! In I went. 

I had to hang on to the chandelier and spin in circles in order to dry off.

. I must have been making a lot of noise because before I knew it, John Smith had entered the kitchen and was standing there watching me. It was so embarrassing. I was drunk, soaken wet (with toilet water… thanks Brendan) and hanging from the chandelier like a monkey. I was so embarrassed I immediately had to crack open another Miller Lite and slam it. And here is where the fuzziness comes….I don’t know how I woke up the next morning in bed with John Smith.

I’m not saying he’s not a total hottie with a body or anything…. I just can’t remember how I got there. But what I DO remember is that he kept calling me Pocahontas, which is HELL NO not okay. 

And THEN, after waking up early to make him breakfast, I caught him sneaking into the Barbie Dream House to sleep with Barbie. What a player.
So... Long story short, I am never going to Crystal Lake ever again. Ever. Again.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hitch-hiking isn’t always as easy as it seems.  I mean sometimes, a girls’ just GOT to go!  So here I am on I-88 thinking it would be easy to jump off at the toll, but we whipped through all of them without stopping thanks to those new iPass things – DARN THEM!  None has discovered me riding under the bumper yet, so I decided the best thing to do is be patient.  We were on West I-80 when I was about ready to wet my Indian dress, and wouldn’t you know it, the people needed to make a stop too!  Not only did I get to “GO”, but I had a chance to take a quick tour through the I-80 rest stop in Iowa.  Wow, what a lot of information!  I wonder if this is where my ancestors are from?  Ioway Indians (a Sioux tribe) originally lived here… hmmmmm…
Uh-oh!   Zoom… there goes my ride!  Luckily I was able to run quickly and hop on before they were back on the interstate.  Must sleep… more later!
So I wake up in a garage the next day only to find out my ride owns a boat!  It has a cover on it, but I decide it’s the perfect place to stay while I’m here.  First I need to sneak inside to check things out.  A good-looking man opened the door early the next morning. He was all dressed up, so must be going to work. Hopefully he’s distracted and doesn’t see me sneaking inside!  The first room I see has A LOT of laundry in it!  Yikes… maybe I can help them out.  Next room has a fire place separating it from the kitchen.  I’m going to climb up the fire place to get a look around.  Look, a deer!!!!!  This IS God’s country!  I decide to spend my first night here by my new deer friend instead of in the boat. Hopefully no one will notice.
My first day has been a very interesting one. What a rat race this place is!  In addition to the guy I mentioned in my last blog, there is a mom running around with her head cut off, a 13 year old girl who is into cheerleading at her school and at a competitive gym, and an 11 year old girl who is really into soccer.  Their routine is crazy, but somehow they manage to get it all done.  P.U!  I need to wash my hair, so decide to ask the dolphins for some help.   They told me where everything is, so my adventure continues.
The bathroom and girls’ bedrooms had every kind of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, acne medication and hair contraption you can imagine!  I spent most of today giving myself a much needed spa day once everyone left the house.  Get this - when I came out, I discovered some really pretty fish in the living area so decided to ask how they like my new hair do.  To my surprise, they were wooden fish!  The starfish told me they were hand-carved in Jamaica, and their job is to keep the house “laid back” as possible.  The starfish also told me about the parrot.  That will be my first stop tomorrow. It’s been a long day of pampering myself and making new friends.  Good night for now. Don’t forget to say your prayers!
Making it over to the parrot took some time, but it was well worth the trip.  Turns out he was carved in Jamaica too, and does a great job of greeting visitors.  His name is Squakie, and I decided to stay the night in his feathers.  My feet are killing me, but this is such a great view of everything going on. Can’t believe no one has noticed me!  Tomorrow night I’m moving back to the deer.  Hopefully the kitty will give me a lift. 

 My time here is going too fast.  My last day and there is so much left to explore!  Luckily Tank (the kitty) was happy to give me rides wherever I wanted to go.  And to think we were scared of each other!  Our first stop was the movie room, where we watched Pocahontas.  I’ll never forget our time together laughing and crying. Then we stopped at the playroom, and listened to music.  I did the barbies’ hair while Tank took a quick bath.  We decided to take a nap on Tank’s favorite blanket.  Next I wanted to stop by the kitchen for the last time. My favorite food is all in the pantry since I’m not strong enough to open the fridge… hopefully they haven’t missed any crackers or rum! 
Uh-oh!  I see a package addressed to Lyndsey in Crystal Lake sitting on the counter… I’ve got to run!   Later gator… hopefully the box has a hole (just in case.  well, you know.)!!!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The next leg of my journey after visiting Virginia took me to Bloomington, IL. It's a rather boring area of Illinois and apparently they love Abraham Lincoln. There are statues of him EVERYWHERE! I spend one morning at the spa getting pampered with my friends Brinley and Lyndsey. Daylen is one of the most talented cosmetologists I've ever met! She really made me look snazzy! Although the spa was fun, we decided to skip out of town and travel together to a town called Shepherdsville, KY. The drive was long but well worth it! My favorite part of the trip was when we visited the Jim Beam Distillery!  We learned all about bourbon and whiskey and we even got to hand bottle our own bottle of knobs creek! I asked several times to ride the conveyer belt but they never let me.
 I've included a few pictures of me in front of the distillery. Aren't I cute?

At the end of the tour they handed us a glass and allowed us to sample 2 different kinds of bourbon. Although the samples are small, because of my tiny size I was a little over-served.  (To say the least) The room started spinning and the next thing I remember is waking up in a hospital bed.
Apparently I had alcohol poisoning and had to stay in the hospital for 2 whole days! Don't worry though, Nurse Brinley took great care of me and gave me plenty of love shots to make me feel better.
Overall, it was a great trip and I'm confident I won't be drinking bourbon ever again. 
 I think I will go surprise my Brother and Sister in Law and the kids in Des Moines, Iowa next.  I guess I will have to hitchhike again to get there.  See you there.

Friday, February 28, 2014

We are on our way to California to see Virginia.  Aunt Connie and Uncle Johnny surprised me with a one way ticket.  I was really concerned until I found out that my ticket back was actually to visit Daylen and Ryan in Bloomington, Illinois.  They are my Niece and Nephew.  After getting hijacked from Dallas Airport to Arizona, we finally landed at John Wayne Airport and Virginia picked us up in her Chevy Camaro.  There was only room for my a.. and a gallon of gas but we managed.  Nice car.  The whole time we were there, not one car passed us.  Talk about need for speed.  One day we went to the beach and I took surfing lessons. 
 We walked right by Surfway Blvd on the way.
  Here is a good shot of the back of me practicing my balance on a surf board. 
 I should have brushed my locks with handmade antler comb.  The next day we rested while Virginia went to work.  She does not know it but I fished in her aquarium, played her drums and sat out on her upper deck.
  No, I did not catch any fish from your aquarium but it was fun.  I slept in her nice cozy, cushy bed while Aunt Connie and Uncle Johnny slept in the cat box.  Just kidding, I was just trying out the bed. 
I slept in the cabinet at night with Mango.  What fun, we talked all night about how Virginia got her and all the fun she is having.  What a talented cat.  She can open the door to the cabinet herself. 
Maui slept down stairs on the couch with Virginia. Yea more pics. 
Another day when Virginia had to work, we walked the beach for a mile and went out on Huntington Beach pier.  Ate lunch out on the pier and I got a pumpkin milk shake for lunch.  Boy, was that fun.
  Virginia also took us to Hollywood.  We saw Santa Monica pier from a park we stopped at.
  We did not see any movie stars but we ate at Hooter’s and walked the Hollywood walk of stars.  Took a picture of John Travola’s star.  We also saw the famous Mann’s Chinese Theater.  Outside the theater we took a picture of Shirley Temples hand prints.  Yep, that’s me lying on the sidewalk.
  We had a week of absolute fun.  Thank you Virginia for the wonderful vacation.  One last pic, this is my favorite.  Can you guess where I'm at Virginia?
  Well, I'm off by myself again.