Friday, July 30, 2010

Home again, home again....jiggety jog.....

Hey everybody. Here's hoping your week was a good one and that your weekend will be relaxing and refreshing.

We are home from vacation in the southern part of our state.( This is one view from the boat). Man, it was hot enough to ..., well, to do something, just not exactly sure what.

The heat index all four days was 105-110. Nice. The kids had a really good time and I got to experience some pretty neat sights as well.

I also had one particular incident that had me thinking I was going in the drink, fo shizzle!!! We almost capsized my hubby's mom's boat in the Gulf of Mexico. NOT....FUN....AT...ALL!!!

I don't care if I ever get back in that sucker. Butter my bread and call me a landlubber. That's me alright.

It really was a beautiful time, lots of good food, friends, and lots of laughter. I am truly blessed for having gotten to go.

How was your week? What you got planned for the weekend? Love to hear from you.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Greetings and salutations my wonderful bloggy friends.....

I am a slacker. Yep, it's a breaking news story. Actually, we are on vacation this week and have enjoyed several days of nearly 100 degree temperatures. Can I just ask, why can't summer vacation be April, May and June? Temperatures are mild enough to enjoy yourself outdoors but not so hot you have a heat stroke. And it's still hot enough to do water activities if you so choose? Oh well, can't have everything can we?

I am on a countdown now, only 27 more days and school will begin once again. It's the most wonderful time of the year....... :-)))))

I hope you all have a blessed week. I'd love to hear what's going on in your neck of the woods, let me hear from you.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hello Everyone.....
I just wanted to you to know how much I appreciated your prayer and your kind words from my last post. This is proof that we did, in fact, survive my hubby being gone for most of the week.
A lot of that time was spent at VBS at our church this week. I tell ya, that was the cutest bunch of kids around. The theme was Saddle Ridge Ranch, and the messages were on a kids level, but some of the music that went along with each day, just blessed me beyond belief. (That would be God giving me what I need, when I needed it). I can hardly wait to see all the little ones perform for their parents tonight. They are sooooo excited.
Each day, they got to do something a little different in how they dressed. One day was, of course, cowboy day, the next was Patriotic Day, the next was mixmatch day, and today was crazy hair day. I l.o.v.e.d. how creative these kids were. Hopefully, I will be able to post some of the pics later on.
I am so glad that we got to be a part of this. I got an opportunity to meet and really get to talk to some of the other ladies in our church that I would not have gotten to had we not participated. Thank you Lord for the blessing of these wonderful women.
I hope you all have a blessed and fulfilling weekend.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Well, it's just me and my kids for a few days.....

My DH has just left our home. He has to take a three day course in a city a couple of hours away. I'm not really excited about him being gone....let me rephrase that...I'm pretty pissed off that he is gonna be gone for three days.
I hate to feel that way, I hate the resentment that creeps into my guts. His usual schedule is that he is gone 24 hours at a time. Lately, that has been 48 hours away and then home for 24. But in that 24 hours, he is spending that time working at his family business.
Does any body else ever get tired of being the "go-to" person? I guess I just need a vacation or I need to be heard or something.
Man I hate feeling like this.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hello, and happy Saturday to you all.
Yesterday was my birthday and many of you stopped by my facebook to wish me well. I appreciate all the warm wishes.
The day went fantastically. My DH had to work, but he had taken me out to din-din the night before, so that was handled.
We played BUNCO at my house and the whole group of us had a great time and laughed till we cried and our sides ached.
I just have to say, I am a very blessed woman.
Y'all have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hello everyone, I apologize in advance if I offend anyone with this post....but I gotta vent a little bit.

Dear driver of the little blue car: What did you have to do that was so important as to make you pull out in front of me (I was doing 60). I had to slam on the brake to keep from hitting you. Then you drive one block, ONE BLOCK) and stop to make a left hand turn. Could you not have waited three more seconds for me to get past you? Was I invisible? Did you just not look? Oh, I see, I must have put my cloaking paint on the truck today. Lady, you are lucky that I didn't cream you. No, I take that back, I am BLESSED that I didn't cream you.

Dear Pharmacy Technician: I realize that you have a lot of responsibility. I do. Honest. How can a prescription from my doctor (that was ordered on the 1st of July) how can that prescription possibly not be ready on the 15th of July? Seriously, you know that I am due for that injection on the 18th and y'all sure as heck ain't gonna be open. It makes me want to say bad things to you, but since you barely speak English, you probably wouldn't understand me anyway. And if I said those things, I would just have to spend time asking Jesus to forgive me for em anyway. So maybe it's best if you don't speak the English well.

Dear receptionist in the doctors office: I know there are a lot of patients. I know this, cause I have waited in line to see a physician behind most of them. Please don't be upset with me because I question whether you have sent my prescription to the pharmacy. I just called to find out because the pharmacy tech (see above paragraph) said they had not received any communication from you all.

To my dear children: Please stay out of my room. It is my room. It has my personal things in it. Unless I send you in or ask you to come in, you should not be in my room. I don't care if you need bug spray, I don't care if you need notebook paper. The proper way to go about things is to ask first, get permission, then get what you need. Not go in my room, take things without asking and then NOT returning the items you took without permission in the first place. I am a hairs breadth from putting a keyed lock on my door. This close! I have got to have some privacy at some point. I thought we had settled this issue. And by the way, I can tell when you've been in my room on my laptop. Its called "cookies" and "history".

Thanks for listening to me vent folks. I have had a very frustrating day. It's a good thing I don't drink, cause after today, I'd be an alcoholic. LOL. Y'all have a great Friday.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Man I have been busy today. I had to drive a couple hours to Jax to pick up those free Disney passes that I won in a contest....yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Had to pick up a liver sonogram result and deliver it to my rheumatologist.

I got home six hours later and the power went out....YIKES!!! So I opened the blind over my desk and looked out on the porch and there sat a beautiful little vase of roses. I was overcome with joy. My heart skipped a few beats and I was stunned. My DH had sent me some flowers (or so I thought). I was nearly in tears as I stepped out on the porch and picked them up.

I got back inside and sat down at the desk and opened the card. I was shocked. I couldn't read what the card said. It was TOTALLY illegible. So, me being me, I called the flower shop and asked them who had ordered the flowers that they had delivered to my house. They let me know quickly they had not made any deliveries in my area today. So, I described the flowers to them and they let me know that a little girl and her grandma had come in to purchase the flowers for a little girl who had broken her arm.

OMG!!!!! I was so embarrassed. You see, my birthday is coming up on Friday and for some stupid reason, I thought my husband had sent me flowers. What an idiot I am. Let's just say that wishing for something don't make it so.

So, the flowers belong to my daughter. Her little cousin (who is 5) had her grandmother take her and buy the flowers for my daughter to make her feel better. How sweet is that, I ask you?

My little girl was so excited. Check her out Hope y'all are having a great week.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Life is never dull around here........

Thursday evening (around 7:30 ish), I decided that it had cooled sufficiently to have a go at mowing around the house. I know this may sound weird, but I really do enjoy being on my mower. It is not quiet, but it is a peaceful thing. (I know, bonkers, right?) I have time to not worry about anything, just cut the grass and let your mind wander and roam where it might.
Yeah, until my 8 year old lets a bloodcurdling scream go. I peed in my pants and nearly fell off the mower. All you moms know the kind of scream I'm talking about.
Apparently, she and my 12 year old son thought it would be "okay" to play tackle football IN.THE.HOUSE. After all, I was mowing the yard: Safety First!
He tackled her and then landed on her right wrist with his big ole knee.
YEP, you guessed it. I'll be visiting the orthopaedic institute again tomorrow to get a cast put on her arm.
By the time these three get grown, they will have been able to build a new wing from the times they have had to have bones casted. YIKES!!
That's what I get for thinking I was gonna have some peace.

I hope you all have a wonderful and a blessed week. Love to hear from you.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What a weekend!!!!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone. Our 4th of July weekend was kind of wet, but man did we have fun.

On Saturday, we met some family on the gulf and went scalloping. Now, myself, being allergic to shellfish, I was unable to participate. So, I sat on the boat and read my book while DH and the kiddies swam and swam and scalloped (without luck). They had a ball and I got to finish my book. Win-win.

Sunday, after church, DH was at work, so me and the kiddies went to a friends' house and had the best time fellowshipping at the First Annual Classy White Trash BBQ. I thank God for these women and their families. They are what is keeping me sane, hanging on by my nails some days. Love you ladies.

Look at my sweet little girl. So worn out from swimming, she's passed out on the way to boat ramp.

I hope each of you had a happy, blessed holiday weekend and I'd love to hear all about it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Friday everyone! I LOVE this country!!!!! I may not agree with everything that is going on in it or how it is being run, but I LOVE being an American.
This 4th of July weekend, when we all celebrate Independence Day, I plan on attending the first annual White Trash barbeque. Never happened before, but I sure hope it is an annual tradition. Some friends of mine from church are putting this together and we are certainly going to have some good ole fashioned, clean, fun.
My wish for you all is that you have a wonderful holiday covered in family and friends and fun. And may the grace and peace of our Lord and Savior be with us all.
So tell me, what are your plans for the celebration?