Saturday, August 21, 2010

Is There Such A Thing

As too much update?  Well, you might just want to click on to the next blog on your list if you think there IS such a thing…because IF there is such a thing, I think this post will easily qualify!  LOL. 

Another busy week has flown by.  I don’t know where the time goes…seriously.  School starts on Wednesday…I can’t believe summer is already over.  I haven’t been so hot on posting this month, but I have been taking pictures.  LoTS of them, actually… Of course, we won’t mention that the month is almost over and I still have FOURTEEN more to get out of the twenty on the photo hunt list…lol.  Obviously I need to work a little harder on thatIMG_7797e8x10brightweb

BUT…I had my first random stranger pick up one of my cards and call for a session.  It was this week, went like a charm, and the photo cd has been delivered, I’ve been paid, and the client was (or at least seemed) very satisfied.  The best part was that I took 6 pics.  And had 3 keepers…I was psyched!  That’s my best ever!  Thank the Lord…I was a little nervous because you never know what you’ll get when you work with animals.  Upon request, I’m not posting the session photos, but that over there is a clipped out portion of the animal.  =) 

Had court this week, weren’t able to get everything done, but Lil Mama’s lawyer wasn’t at court so they didn’t even do anything at all…  The judge was like, “Ms ____, do you understand that your lawyer is not here, and we will hear this case again on ____.  Is that satisfactory?”  And Lil Mama was like, “Yes, sir.”  So there we are…another month to get all her affairs in order so she can move out on her own.  We did find a few crumbles in these brick walls we keep running into though…on Thursday, we took some paperwork by the apartment she applied at, so that her application would be complete and she wouldn’t lose her place in line and they told us that she is somewhere around #8 on the list now instead of #11, AND she was approved for the low income rent assistance so she should be in GREAT shape for housing and not too much longer to wait.  She is getting nervous now about being on her own…all the responsibilities of adulthood are hitting her and she’s starting to feel it.  I’d be nervous, too, but I have faith that she can do it! 

K-man’s preschool open house was Thursday evening…we were very underwhelmed.  The facility looked awesome.  The directors and staff were NOT so awesome.  Actually, very unfriendly, to be more accurate.  The teacher for his room was so-so…not AS unfriendly as the rest but not great either.  And although all the kids were four, K-man was the biggest kid there, already knows all the stuff they are going to be working on for the majority of the year, and one kid still had a paci…not a good sign.  On top of the preschool being like 25 minutes from my house (ONE WAY)…it’s just not sitting well with me.  I told KC I’d give it two weeks…if I still don’t feel good about it, I’m totally pulling him and doing Kindergarten at home with him.   

In other news, I lost my calendar when we went to Ohio last month and I have been quite lost without it…especially given our hectic schedule…but I went and bought another one the other day and my brain feels SO much calmer.  LOL.  This one is a little bigger than my pocket one that I lost, so I’m writing all kinds of lists down in it….it’s lovely.  My anal self is LOVING it.  =) 

We’ve got church tonight, revelation revival is all this week.  We missed most of it because of all the stuff already scheduled.  I had to take Lil Mama to her mom’s house one night to pick up her stuff.  Long story there, but it was quite the trip.  Mawmaw had my kids, and I was so happy about that.  It was drama.  But Lil Mama got her bed and a basket of her bedding that she needed for when she gets her apartment.  We will have to go back though, because her mom was not exactly thinking straight, so we didn’t get to get all of Lil Mama’s stuff.  Bummer. 

We got up early this morning…(well, early for ME…lol…).  KC said I couldn’t get up at 5:30 to go running and I said I could, so I was going to but he said this was his only morning to sleep in so we went at 6:40.  (Tomorrow is supposed to be 5:30…lol).  Anyway, it was the best run ever!  We took the dogs before the kids woke up, and just ran around the neighborhood…and there was a yardsale a street over.  Spent $77 and had to run back home and get the truck to pick up our stuff.  LOL.  Totally made my morning.  HAH.  Got a whole bunch of bedding for the guest bedroom upstairs, some cool chairs for the basement (they look way better than folding chairs, lol….we would have gotten them for Lil Mama’s apartment but they are not at all her style…although two of them don’t match, so I might could recover those in a cool fabric and make them more “young adult” friendly…maybe), some craft stuff, a few house things for Lil’ Mama, and a free X-box.  LOL.  The free Xbox was because we were chatting with them while we were browsing and I mentioned that we were foster parents and they were like, OH!  You get this X-box then…for FREE, because my husband said he didn’t want to sell it, he would rather donate it to a foster family and here you are!  We were like, um, well, okay…how do you turn down free?  LOL.  Anyway, it was a great morning…and we met more of our neighbors.  LOL. 

IMG_7865ewebWell, this is turning into a LOOOONG post, so I should start wrapping up I guess.  Here are two pics of the kids thisIMG_7866eweb afternoon…I gave them both haircuts after we got out of the pool this morning.  They turned out pretty good I think.  I gave Munchkin bangs again…I got them a little thicker than I thought they were going to be, but they still look pretty good.  She’s cute with them.  K-man is just wild.  Totally un-haircut-related, but he is hysterical when it comes to name-calling.  He uses the most random things to call names…instead of saying mean stuff like birdbrain or stupid (which I’m not complaining about that at ALL) he says (in the same tone as you would use when calling people those mean names) things like: Remote Control!  Banana Computer!  Monkey!  Volcano!  LOL…only our kids. 

And then here’s a couple pics that I have taken that I probably won’t use for the photo hunt so I figured I’d post them.  The praying mantis we found this morning when we were outside and the other one is a dam that we pass on the road to church.  I took that while driving…(although you didn’t hear me say that…lol).  It turned out pretty good though….haha.


And okay…I’m going away now.  This concludes my making up for a week and a half of no news.  LOL. 


  1. Congradulations on your first "stranger" shoot!
    I have no doubt you are wonderful!They could not have, not, been pleased!
    Love Ya!

  2. Congrats on your random caller for a photo shoot! That is awesome! :o) Your picture of the cat shows such detail and that's awesome.

    Love Munchkin's new hair cut.

    And I didn't mind catching up on your long post. Makes me feel better when I write one from time to time. LOL.

    Hope everything works out for K-man's preschool and for Lil Mama to get out on her own.

    Thanks for the update on your life. I enjoy reading about it. :o)


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