Thursday, November 22, 2012


No, this post has nothing to do with Snickerdoodles.  I was just trying to balance out the bitter previous title.  ROFL. 

I’m such a nerd.  Case in point…wanna know what made me laugh today?  I googled the word “askew” (if you’re a nerd like me, you might laugh, too….lol). 

Anyway, I’m so tired, but I wanted to come blog quickly before more days pass me by.  =) 

Thanksgiving was delightful…we hit up the Golden Corral because I didn’t feel like cooking or cleaning up and neither did my mom.  LOL.  It was great.  And then I had desserts to make for tomorrow, so I had to cook and clean up some after all.  Oh well…at least it wasn’t all the dishes for turkey and stuffing and potatoes and all the delish stuff we got at the GC today.  =)  When we got in line to eat today, I looked at all the food on the bar and thought of the day we helped feed the mass of kids in the mission feeding program on our mission trip over the summer.  Rice and beans served out of five gallon buckets with a small chunk of bread on the side.  When the first row of kids finished, their plates were rinsed off and reloaded for the next set.  And that was the only meal some of them get every day.  Just made me WAY more thankful for the sanitized plates and silverware and massive variety of tasty food on the menu.  AND for not having to wash the dishes.  (sorry…I can’t seem to keep my tongue out of my cheek for very long at a time….lol)

Anyway, in spite of trying to avoid work today, I came back home and still got conned into trimming the bushes in front of the house and baking and cleaning up and doing laundry and giving the dogs a bath…and…well, okay, I only got conned into the bushes part….and I don’t care what KC says, he tricked me.  LOL.  He said he had an alternative to baking and I agreed, then he told me what it was.  Alternative mean INSTEAD OF, not in addition to….lol.  Conned. 

Anyway, I just noticed I use the word “anyway” a lot.  =( 

So, now, even though I’ve got other stuff I probably should do in the last little while before bedtime, we’re going to chill for a bit and watch October Baby…I’ve heard it’s good.  Hopefully I can stay awake long enough. 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


I’ve found a new favorite author…he suits my randomness, SO well.  I picked up one of his books in the children’s section of the library the other day.  It’s called Horseradish (bitter truths You can’t Avoid).  It’s a weird book, and not like a story but more like random quotes, and I was laughing every few pages.  I can’t see it as a kids book though. 

“Perhaps if we saw what was ahead of us, and glimpsed the crimes, follies, and misfortunes that would befall us later on, we would all stay in our mother’s wombs, and then there would be nobody in the world but a great number of very fat, very irritated women.”

See what I mean? 

Anyway, it’s by the dude who did A Series of Unfortunate Events (which doesn’t really seem child appropriate either, but who am I?) and even his name (or maybe just the name he writes under) is funny.  Lemony Snicket makes me snicker. ;-)  I’m weird, it’s okay.

“If you try to avoid every instance of peer pressure, you will end up without any peers whatsoever, and the trick is to succumb to enough pressure that you do not drive your peers away, but not so much that you end up in a situation in which you are dead or otherwise uncomfortable.  This is a difficult trick, and most people never master it, and end up dead or uncomfortable at least once during their lives.”


Anyway, figured it would make an appropriate post for my blog, since it so fits my style of randomness. 

Life has been busy and hectic and everything else, which makes it really hard to catch up when I try to come back and blog it, so maybe a bullet list:

  • Traded vehicles again.  Went Rogue last time and now decided to just live on the Edge.  Seems to be a much better fit so far, but it has a little glitch in the driver door and the computer thinks its open and it takes a few times open and shut to get it to recognize it’s closed.  Somewhat embarrassing in crowded parking lots.  Getting it fixed this week.  Love warranties.  Haha. 
  • Went to a friend’s birthday dinner…enjoyed catching up…and then took pictures of their family on Saturday.  Enjoyed that, too! =)  (they’re the family with two boys on the photo blog post)
  • Registered for classes in Spring.  I was so disappointed because I was hoping to get in a photography class, but the only ones offered in spring require pre-reqs that were only offered in the fall, so I missed it.  BUMMER.  I’m in boring classes for spring but we’ll get through it.  =)  At least I’m doing something. 
  • Took pics of my other friend (the one with the baby) and loved doing that even though it was cold. 
  • Church
  • Still walking in the mornings with my buddies up in town…doing almost 3 miles anywhere from 1-5 days a week.  Yay!
  • Laundry….it gets on EVERY list.  YUCK.  LOL. 
  • And now it’s time for church again.  Later ya’ll!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Arrrrgh, Mateys

So, yeah…it’s been awhile since I showed up here, huh?  And since the curiosity is just killing you, I’ll go ahead and tell you where I’ve been.

Okay, well, I won’t tell you EVERYWHERE I’ve been (it’s been six days and a blog post can’t contain it all) but here’s one place:


On this day in history, we actually drove to Greenville, SC, picked up a friend from her college there, drove to Huntersville to go farther back in history at the renaissance festival, then back to Greenville to take our friend back, and then drove back to our house.  Hours and hours of driving (not to mention the hours of time travel) but we had a great time.

The festival was quite the experience.  Well worth the time and energy spent getting there.  So much cool stuff (and a little slightly questionable…lol) and a terrific place for people watching…bwahahaha! 


The setup is amazing…seriously awesome.  We loved all the castles and old style structures!  Very incredible. 


And the costumes…well, we went as time travelers from the 21st century, so ours were nothing to speak of, but I could talk about the costumes of the other festival-goers for hours. I won’t get into all of it, but we’ll just say that some things, when they get to be about sixty plus years old….just shouldn’t be bare and hefted up around chin level.  Seriously.  Tuck them wrinkly things back down in your dress where they belong.  Not to say that they should be bare and shoved up there when they’re less than sixty either, and there was plenty of that, too.  ROFL.  I did like the Jack Sparrow dude, though…next year I’m gonna give KC some purple eyeliner and dreadlocks. *bwahahaha* 

Anyway, it was a blast. And the kids had happened to get invited to spend the weekend at KC’s parents, so it was awesome to have grownup time for all that, too. 

As for the rest of the time, well, we were at church and church events, then a bit of time hanging out at Chuck E Cheese with my friend, J. & Co, on Monday when my kids were out of school, and….well…you get the picture.

Suffice it to say, we’ve been staying pretty busy and having a good time doing it.  =) 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Moving On

So…I’m done talking politics, it’s over and I’ve moved on….BUT FIRST (lol) --- and I’m really not talking any more about it – but this post said what I was thinking over the last couple of days…only way better. 

And truly…moving on.  Conditioning.  That’s what’s been on my mind today.  We’re so easily conditioned. 

When you wake up one morning and it’s 50, you think it’s cold outside.  Then you have a week of 35 degree highs, and then it goes back to 50 and you drag out the flip flops because it’s summer. 

Or you think gas is astronomically high when it jumps to $1.35 a gallon.  Then it jumps to $3.35 a gallon for a while, so when the losers who make a killing on gas drop it back to $2.93, you are overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. 

Now…how to make this work in my favor when it comes to the ever so challenging parenting game….(evil chuckle)

Monday, November 05, 2012

Election Time

Well, I’m not really big into politics, and I’ve seen enough political ads to make me nauseous and extremely hesitant to even voice my own opinion, but I have to say, I don’t know how you could vote for anyone except Mitt Romney. 

There.  I said it.  I also don’t understand how if I voted for someone because he was white, I’d be racist, but it’s not racist for someone who is black to vote for a president based solely on his race. 

Maybe I’ll get in trouble for talking about it, but if the color of skin were switched on the two main players in the election, I’d still vote for Romney. 

I seriously hate politics.  I don’t like how people get all worked up about it, and I don’t like how pushy it all seems.  If you’re an Obama supporter, I can agree to disagree.  BUT.  I’ve already exercised my rights as an American (I love early voting) so now I get to sit on the sidelines with my fingers crossed and I promise not to blog any more about it. 

So who did YOU vote for?  And why? 

(just remember, this is a no-hate zone) =)