Monday, March 29, 2010

Pics of the Leprechaun

Okies, here's the low down. I think Leprechaun's are kinda goofy. So, for my belated birthday party. I got a ton of them. Nate showed up dressed as cake was a total St. Patrick's theme. I got green all around, even got a copy of Darby O'Gil and the Little People. Yes, even. They went all out. Gotta love my friends. Well, all is not lost...Janet' birthday is coming up this fall and I see Elmo in her future!! I have the cake pan and I will use it!! Photobucket Photobucket

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I'm full

Well, we had a blast with Chicken Wing Fest. I am full, I am happy. Somehow it turned into a belated birthday party for me...which was cool. Made me feel all loved and such. lol I got some really nice things and some really creepy things. Look for Janet to post pics on Facebook. I will try to post some here when I steal them from Janet. My cake was really cool. Lori made it. There is a long story behind it all, and right now I am too tired to type it all out, so I will save it for when I post pics.


It's time for the Spring Wing Fest!!! We do it every year. Chris cooks tons of chicken wings and our friends come over and we have soooo much fun! I'm so excited...people to talk to!!!! I know I am sad, but what can I say? I'm a SAHM....I have no one but a 4 year old to talk to. I get excited over small things....hehehe

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Love it!

I entered the Alter Ego Contest a PolkaDot Scraps and just had to share my entry. I just love it! I think I totally rocked this one. I know, small things make me happy...but hey, take what you can get. Photobucket

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Bad Luck Continues!!

As if we have not had enough of it. Someone shot Brownie today. He looks like he is going to be ok. I was low down on one of his rear legs. Vet said to keep it clean and let it heal up on it's own, that messing with it was just more likely to cause an infection. He's in the house in his crate sleeping right now. I guess by the time he heals up he's gonna be a house dog too. He doesn't like staying in the house all the time though...but what can I do? I can't have him getting shot at all the time. At least it wasn't one of the greys....Ridge got out earlier and was running around loose for about 20 minutes....I was terrified I'd never catch him. But when he got tired he ran back into the house. Ok...there is something making a weird noise outside my house...I"m gonna go see what it is....

Back to Karate

Yes, sickness is gone. The funeral is over. We are back into real life. I'm sitting at the studio while Attie and Emma have class. Emma is whining because she is bored, waiting on class is not her favorite thing. Attie is in class right now. It's been a long spring break and I'm glad to see it go. I tell you bad luck just comes in bunches. I'm ready for some good luck now. I'm really excited about Chicken wings this Saturday. I'm ready for some good food, some good friends and maybe some good old fashioned goofiness.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

As spring break comes to a close

This has been the worst spring break in history!! I am glad it is over. We, of course, had the plague for most of the week. And then my uncle died last night. So we are getting ready for the funeral Monday. I'm not sure I'll even send the kids to school Monday...I'd just have to pull them right back out to have them ready for the funeral in time. So I'm not sure it's worth the headache of getting them up and ready for school in the first place. Poor Julie called earlier today, she has the swine flu....and she's worried she's given it to everyone else. She can't go back to work for a week. They thought Chris had the swine flu as we've had our dose of bad luck for now. Chris is still looking forward to his time off next week. He's modified the days he was going to take off, but he'll still get a 3 day weekend out of it. I'm looking forward to being able to see our friends again and having some good food. I'm ready for some laughter after this week. The kids did get out and play a little today and some yesterday as well. At least they got to do that much...maybe tomorrow will continue with this nice weather and they can play out tomorrow as well before we head out to the funeral home...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ever have one of those days....

That you think starts out fine and then just goes to hell? I had one of those days today. Got up...thought things were going to be good....and they ended up being not so good. I'm ready for a better day tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

And then there was one

Well, it's down to me. Attie woke up throwing up this morning. Chris is still sick with it. It seems to be worse in adults than kids. Just great. So I'm just waiting....I really hope I escape it! I have not done pressies in a while. Bad me. I've been tagging my rear off so there is really no excuse...I'm just forgetful. Anyway...enjoy!! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Monday, March 15, 2010

A good way to start spring break

Yeah, not so much. We've had the virus. Kaelyn and Emma had it over the weekend. Chris had it today. Just waiting on me and Attie to get it now. I'm hoping I get sick credit and am allowed to skip it. I'm sick enough as it is! What a wonderful start to spring break! We've been holed up in the house avoiding everyone....and yet my father still managed to get it as well. I have been seriously slacking on my housework since I've been tomorrow I'm gonna have to kick it into gear and get this place caught back up. That'll be loads of fun. Right now I'm just trying not to strangle the kids....they are driving me nuts. If they are not at each other's throats, they are banging on the walls and floors and generally trying to dismantle the house. I predict a fun week ahead for me...LOL.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

February in Review

I was trying to find a way to cover the month without a ton of wordage...and well, the obvious hit me!! I made a slide show! I uploaded pics from the entire month for everyone to see! I did omit Chris' tattoo because those pics are uploaded on myspace and you can see them there. But without further it is!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Well that didn't go as planned...

But whatever does? I left early this morning intending on getting all my errands done before I met my mom to go shopping. I'm halfway through breakfast (Attie and I always eat breakfast out on Friday mornings) and my phone rings. It's the school, saying Kaelyn got sick on the bus and I need to come get her. Okies, off I go to the school. I get there and check Kae out and then Emma's teacher walks in and says Emma is not feeling well either. So, I check Emma out and call the doctor. I got them both an appointment by some miracle. Well, they do the routine strep test, which thankfully turns out negative for both girls. So maybe it's a virus. He said both had some serious sinus drainage going that could be it as well. Well, other than Kaelyn feeling a little green after lunch...they've been perfectly fine. I can't figure it out. They had called me Monday about Emma feeling ill and wanting me to pick her up, which I did and she came home and played outside all day. I am begining to think they are just trying to get kids to go home for any reason. Well, either way, my day did not go as planned. It wasn't bad. It just wasn't as planned. I can't complain, I seem to have been spared not only strep but a virus as knock on wood. Right now the kids are watching The Electric Company...there's a cool video on right now. I'll see if I can find it and post it. I actually want it as a ringtone. Well I can't embed it but I'll leave the link for you. It's Wyclef Jean doing Electric City. Check it out it's cool!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Blogging, Blogging, Blogging

Sing that to the tune of "Rawhide" and you have the mood I'm in. A little quacky. Hehe Not much going on. Went to lunch with my parents today, that was nice. And tomorrow I'm going to Decatur with my mom, so that will be fun. At least it'll be out of the house. Finally get to get the window on Chris' car fixed....Monday morning for that. I'll be happy to have my van back again! I still have to work out how I'm gonna get groceries in the morning while my mom is getting her hair cut...I'm one vehicle short. It's turned out to be a nice day started off with a lovely little thunderstorm and now the sun is not bad. I'm glad the weather is getting warmer...I hate the cold. I like Christmas and all, but after Christmas it's just cold and that just doesn't get it! I just looked around me and realized I am surrounded by sleeping animals. Seriously, every animal in my house is gathered around me and is sleeping. It's kind of creepy. Other than that, just sitting her enjoying the nice quiet of the house.....

Monday, March 8, 2010

Just my luck

Well, the other night Ridge snapped at Attie and I jumped up off the couch and beat him for it. I ended up in the ER because I thought I broke my hand, turns out I just banged it up pretty good...nothing broken. Since then Ridge has been the image of perfection, not a paw out of place. I've been watching him closely, especially when Attie is around. He's gone up to her and headbutted her, walked past her and stood beside her without any issues. And I've gone batty trying to guess what it was that happened. I think she got too close to him and brushed him when he was asleep and it scared him. That's the only thing I can think of. I called the adoption center and talked with them and he does not have a history of aggression, so I'm just drawing a blank on the whole thing. Attie's not afraid of him at all, it seems to have had no effect on her at all. I told the adoption center I'd give it a few days and see what happened and call them back and let them know what was going on. Well the kids just got home, so I'm off....

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday's thought for the week

It's been a boring week. Well, not totally. We did get the den done. Yay!! But I've found that with a nice, clean house...I am bored out of my skull. I am guessing that I will figure out more things to do with my time as I get used to keeping my new schedule. Ridge is settling in pretty well....he's a barker. Which will definitely get you out of bed at 5:30 in the morning. He barks at the cat, he barks at Heat, he barks at me when he thinks I've been on the computer too long. Other than that, life has been non-eventful. I think I'm gonna have to commit to a few more bad habits to fill my time...hehehe. Anyway, my thought for today is that tranquility is a state of mind. I've come to this conclussion while I've sat on my love seat and stared at the wall. I find that I enjoy the sound of a perfectly quiet house. It's nice.....

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Who knew a clean house could spell the ultimate in boredom? My house is nice and clean and I'm bored out of my skull. I have no where to go and no one to talk to during the day. And it sucks. I need to get a life, I think.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Birthday Present...LOL

I woke up this morning and found that I had a rather nice birthday present outside my door. Snow! About 3 inches of it! It is still snowing heavily and it's lunch time. I just got word that school is being let out early and will start 2 hours late in the morning. Maybe I will get to sleep in a little tomorrow! Photobucket

Monday, March 1, 2010

Yet again....

It's been forever. Not much going on. Took Attie to the doc today,she has a hemorrhage in her eardrum. They said now that the pain is gone, she shouldn't have any issues with it, but they did put her on antibiotics for her chest congestion. Kaelyn will be testing for her blue belt this weekend. And we got a new greyhound, his name is Ridge and he is huge! He's a brindle and white and just gorgeous. Photobucket