Monday, August 29, 2011


Well, so far this morning I have been up for two hours (reluctantly), packed two lunches, scurried around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, finished filling out medical forms for school, taken four pictures, sent my last baby off to school (now they’re both at school), walked the dogs, looked up printing costs for flyers and envelopes, ate a very nutritional breakfast (okay, so maybe a brownie and dr pepper wouldn’t be classified as nutritional), and now I’m blogging because the blog has been so sadly neglected for a week. LOL. 

BUT, I have to take the Munchkin to an appointment at 10, which means I have to go back to the school and get her around 9:20.  And I have to sit and wait through the appointment but I have no books loaded on my ipod so I need to hurry up and see if I can find some freebies to load up real quick.  That sure makes waiting so much more fun.  =) 

But waiting won’t be fun if I stay here blogging instead of downloading something to read. 

However, before I go, and speaking of books, I highly recommend that book I mentioned in my last post.  It’s called unChristian and it’s very interesting.  I finished it and…wow.  Definitely worth reading.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


I think I need a vacation now.  LOL.  We got home a few hours ago and I’m SOOO tired.  Vacation is exhausting! 

If you’re friends with me on facebook, you’ve probably already seen these pics, but here are a few of my favorites from this trip:


Whew…it was fun but didn’t get much rest, that’s for sure!  =)

I’m so tired, the remainder of this post will be in fragmented bullet points. 

  • I started an excellent book while on vacation.  I haven’t finished it because it’s not an easy read…it’s like trying to read a textbook, but so far, it seems to be incredibly accurate and definitely thought provoking.  I might possibly talk more about it another time.  =) 
  • Speaking of books, I found one on the clearance rack at B&N in Myrtle…I paid $2 and it’s so cool…it’s about scrapbooking everyday things, instead of events…got lots of cool ideas for pages. 
  • Also on the topic of books, I could probably write one IMG_0591ewebon the disgusting-ness of the male species where two or three of them are gathered and “bonding.”  Let’s just say, this trip was educational.  *googly eyes* lol…no further comment. 
  • The night we decided to go out on the beach to take pictures was the windiest evening of all.  Go figure. 
  • The Fudgery is my favorite place in the whole Barefoot Landing.  And the guy doing the fudge show was hysterical!  Most importantly though, the fudge was….oh my….
  • We stayed up really late every night playing Rook and talking…no, I mean really late.  Like after 1:30 a couple of nights…. Surprised smile
  • ^ That’s pretty much why I’m ready for bed right now at 9:30. 
  • I think that is quite enough random for the day. 
  • Goodnight.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sun & Sand…

What a combination! 

I love the beach. 

So do these guys: IMG_0465eweb

It’s been an interesting day.  Someone set off the smoke alarms while cooking.  Someone stopped up a toilet.  A couple of someone’s fell in love with “surfing” (which was actually just riding the boogie boards on the edge of the waves).  Someone got a little sunburned.  Someone got grouchy.  Someone liked to roll in the sand after they were rinsed off. 

(oh and I am not any of the someone’s up there….ahahaha)

But speaking of sand….

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Andddd…someone’s ready for bed.  THAT someone’s ME!

(scrapbook page is linked if you want to see the credits)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Blink. Blink. Nod.

I think it is time for bed.  I woke up at 5:30 this morning and didn’t go back to sleep until like 7 and then I only slept another hour so that was still kinda like getting up early…hahaha. 

I also spent all day on the move…I keep thinking laundry is caught up and I promise, there is some kind of genie in the dirty clothes hamper that is making the dirty ones multiply.  Seriously!  It’s like the ol meal barrel back in the days of Elisha…or was that Elijah.  I get those two mixed up…but it was like that.  The barrel was never empty.  Only I WANTED it to be.  LOL.  If something around here is going to never run dry, I would rather it be the ice cream…if you know what I mean.  ;-)

The kids and I walked on the treadmill today…that was probably a bad idea since I had so much to do and probably burned more than enough calories just doing laundry without adding torturing myself on the treadmill for 45 minutes.  My back is killing me….and therefore adding to the “blink. blink. nod” feeling…lolol.  I’m seriously tempted to just go grab a pain pill and just go on to bed…of course, it is 10:30 so it’s not really early anyway. 

On that note…please excuse me while I crash. 

Sunday, August 07, 2011


That’s me.  I brought the kids back some yard sale treasures (you know they are my kids because they LOVE yard sale treasures…bwahahaha) and when I was almost home, I thought…you know, I never found anything for KC (and yes, I did look…lol).  And then my dad said, don’t worry…you brought him back YOU.  ROFL. 

IMG_0392ewebDad was a trip all by himself.  LOL…I love him.  He was hilarious!  We did have a good trip though, but Grandma definitely has declined since we were last up.  She’s lost a lot of weight, and doesn’t have much energy to think or talk or stay awake very long.  It makes me sad to think about it very long. 

But she did have a couple of very lucid moments and she did know who I was and recalled my name several times this trip. 

And she ate pretty good, too, which was unusual for her.  Of course, dad made gnocchis so perhaps that had something to do with it.  LOL. 

Dad and I went to some yard sales but I didn’t find as much as I usually do…of course, I had to be extremely choosy about my purchases because they had to fit into my carry-on.  LOL. 

Saturday, my aunt had some stumps from a tree they cut down in their yard.  She had a whole bunch of them and wanted to try making art out of them to plant in her backyard.  And her sister had brought over a bunch of leftover paints…so we played.  LOL.  They looked more detailed in real life but here’s an idea of how big they are.  LOL.  In case it’s not obvious, I did the yellow one and Aunt M did the blue one.  =)   IMG_0410e2IMG_0410e3





And the last two pictures are in flight today.  I love how it’s raining on the ground but when you get above the clouds the sun is still there.  It’s awesome.  And even awesome-er was making the descent into good ol’ big city and getting to our car and getting home. 

Oh and the steward dude on the last flight was HILARIOUS!  He actually sang the barney song at the very end of our flight….only….

We love you, you love us,
We’re much faster than the bus,
We hope you enjoyed our hospitality,
Marry one of us and you’ll fly free

And he was crackin jokes the entire time he ran through the safety instructions…and never once did the guy smile.  I’m sure he was just bored -- but it was funny!

“Should this flight turn into a cruise, your seat cushion will become a floatation device, and you should put your…”

“The cabin lights will be turned off at this time for take-off, if you need additional lighting, just press the button that looks like a sun above you and the sun will shine.”

And it just didn’t stop….everything was like that. 

And for a little bit of random…here’s another one of the stumps…this was my practice stump.  lol.  I liked it a lot though….I could totally see sitting this one up and sealing the top off to make a garden seat.  A set of four of these around a rustic table would be SO cute.  It would probably be too cute for KC but oh well…I like it.  haha. 


And that’s it.  I’m home.  I’m tired.  And I’m going to bed.  =)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

It Takes Awhile

But I do eventually get back to it.  LOL.  Evidently Wednesday is going to be the day of post.  Since I have been doing terrible about getting back before then.  hahah. 

I laughed at the last comments…you guys are funny.  =) 

I don’t really have anything super enlightening to talk about.  The weekend was vacation bible school…and as I said on my facebook, it takes very very special people to work with kids at VBS--and I have come to discover that I’m not as special as I always thought I was….hahah.  I’m only half kidding…I survived…but I spent a good part of the weekend annoyed.  LOL.  I’m just glad that is over.

I managed to squeeze in a little swimming this week but spent most of my time doing laundry and cleaning and packing.  My dad and I are flyin out in the morning for NY.  KC’s mom has the kids, KC will be here to watch the puppies…and I’m ready to be back before I even leave.  LOL. 

Nah…I love flying but I don’t like to be gone.  I’m really gonna miss the puppies.  HAHAHAHA.  Of course, I’ll miss KC and the kids first.  HAHHAA. 

Well, I feel like I’m babbling and I’m tired so I’m gonna go walk the pups and hit the sack.  I probably won’t have internet at all over the weekend, so I’ll see ya’ll…uh….next Wednesday probably.  =)