Thursday, December 27, 2007
I also got a blow dryer, mixing bowls, a mixer, a flash for my camera, lotions, a blanket wrap to keep warm with, a new willow tree angel from DD, blank dvd's and a couple of movies from DS, a pretty sign from an aunt that just says simplify, candles, dish towels and some berry vines from other Aunts and a cousin or two....and a cd from my cousin with a song she wrote in 2001 called "Grandma's house on Christmas eve" Which is what we did every year from the time we were born until the Christmas of 2002 when Grandma was no longer with us. I cry just opening the cd case so listening to it may take awhile.
The most popular thing being passed around Christmas eve, which is now at my Aunts house, is one gift I hope I don't get.... a horrible stomach virus. It started with my cousin the next night... my mom the day after Christmas and now has went through 4 Uncles and one Aunt... so far. Since I spent Christmas day with my mom, and she didn't come down with it until early the next morning I am still not in the clear....every twinge makes me think I am going to start puking. People from my family and SH's family are on their way in for our second Christmas celebrations this coming weekend... if we all aren't puking.... wish me luck!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL....AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Hopefully I will have time to update before Christmas but in case I don't I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
My ideas are ...
1. kind and considerate
2. loves his momma
3. willing to spend time at our house with us and DD
4. must be planning to do something with his life
Superhubby has his own ideas, as this boy found out this week.....
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I drove the long way home from work today to make sure I didn't run into any water and the whole way home guess what...it rained. I thought about starting to gather two of every animal together, just in case, but I am not going to clean up elephant poop if he must go on my boat, so I am just going to have to hope it eventually dries up. I don't think I could allow any snakes on my boat and I'm pretty sure the original rules specify two of everything. There are a few animals (like the snake) that I have no idea how to tell a male from a female and I think the whole thing would be pointless if I ended up with 2 of the same sex.
As of now it has quit raining. I can still hear water running down the hills everywhere which means the bigger creeks will still come up and driving around will get annoying. The good news is the news says a clear day tomorrow and then Saturday night and Sunday a mixture of rain, ice and snow. Is it spring yet?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I love it when night falls in the village and you can be nosy and peak in the windows (just call me peeping kate)
Sunday, December 09, 2007
This little fellow is my favorite little mouse. Normally I am not a big fan of mice but this one is a little special. I am a
I absolutely love this one of Santa having a drink on the beach in his board shorts. I have a few more but haven't unpacked them yet.
This one is the first ornament SH and I owned after we got married. My mom bought this for us for our first Christmas together and I have bought a dated ornament every year since this...I have a lot of ornaments.
I have unpacked a couple of little boxes of ornaments, which means I have more in the basement somewhere. One of my favorite things about Christmas is getting everything out and every year it seems I find stuff I have forgotten about and it gets me excited all over again.
Remember, share with us some of your favorite Christmas things...or whatever it is you celebrate.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Remember those early years when, to your husband at least, you always looked like this....and every night was like a romantic trip to Paris, or at least to a romantic motel. You didn't have to go anywhere to feel like you were in the most special place in the world..... his arms.
During those same early years you husband looked exactly like this. Even if he didn't look exactly like this he looked close enough to it that you thought he did. When he lay in bed it looked just like this to you, you could tell he was just there waiting on you.
Back then you could do amazing things with your body. You could put your legs and back in some odd positions and not need pain killers the next day, or a chiropractor.
Your children, when they were born, were going to have the most perfect mother, the one that worked (or stayed home) but also baked cookies and took care of the dog.
Then a few
Sometime you feel like this is what you must look like to your husband. Stressful days do not alway make for the most romantic nights.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I went to the doctor today and my blood pressure was a good 130/68. I haven't taken the water pill she prescribed to me for the last few days because I had ran out and didn't want to call her office for a refill when I was going to be there anyway. I was sure it was going to be high. She rewrote my prescription for that and added wellbutrin to try to help me get a little control over my ADD life. I hope this helps me focus a little because my life is so chaotic and it doesn't have to be, I just make it that way. It is weird to be an adult that has full blown ADD. It isn't something you discuss with too many people because it is thought of as a childs problem. I had it as a child but I wasn't very hyper so no one noticed. I do have to be moving in some form, but I do this weird little thing with my fingers that no one really notices but me or my foot is shaking constantly. My brain runs in fast forward anytime I try to sit still so I have no idea what is going on if I am in a quiet setting where I should be paying attention. Movies are out, tv shows that don't have commercials are misery for me and paying attention in church is impossible. I have been typing this one paragraph for 39 minutes and have gotten up and swept half of the kitchen floor, put clothes in the washer, walked the dog, made half a sandwich, changed the tv channels to something else I am not going to watch and twice just got up and wondered off and forgot completely I was doing this. This is my life every day and it gets annoying. I know it annoys me and it really annoys DD and SH, both of whom like their lives and home organized and neat....they have the wrong person here to do that.
Monday, December 03, 2007
In Ironton there is a little store call Bartram's that sells chicken salad. I love me some chicken salad but only a few people make it the way I like it. I have been wanting to get in there and get some for the last few weeks but for some reason it never works out that I am in there when they are open or we get half way home and realize we forgot and don't want to go back and add 15 or 20 miles to our trip.
Today I had to go to DD's school to watch Beta club inductions and SH had to go to the dentist and then stop by my parents house to help my dad with something. I called in there a few minutes ago to see if he had left and mom said he left 45 minutes ago. She said right after he left she went to Bartram's and SH was there buying chicken salad. Now SH isn't a big chicken salad fan and I only mentioned to him once about a week ago that I really wanted some of their chicken salad. That, my friends, is why I feel so lucky and love this man so much.
Don't forget to check out the cooking blog.....does anyone have a good chicken salad recipe?
Saturday, December 01, 2007
I have one little favor to ask, if you look in the side bar of the cooking blog you will notice some links to charities. We are asking that you make a donation to one of the charities in the side bar. We have no ties with any of them and the links take you directly to their donation site. This is just a way to help some people while we all get to play around with some new recipes. This is an honor system type thing completely so we are only asking you to donate and the rest is up to you. Have a great weekend.....and make something new for your family!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I went outside in the 34 degree windy night and added some to make it feel more balanced to me. I know it looks like some are out but that is just a picnic table sitting in front of the porch. I would like to move it but I do not have the energyto move a 250 lb. table and my toes were frozen because being the smart person I am I wore sandals.
Now if I could just get SH to get the lights to dance to some cool music.....then it would be Christmas.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Back to my original reason for this post. It is hunting season in Ohio. To give you an idea how this affects me let me show you around my little slice of Ohio.
If you walk out my front door and look straight ahead this is what you will see.
If you look to the right (what happened to my underlining now, and my color, this thing is crazy!) Anyway if you look to the right this is what you will see. Do you see the house on the top of the hill?
If you look to the left, you will see this. There is a nice little spot up there I used to love to go to and just sit and watch deer and squirrels.
If you walk out my back door this is what you will see. Is anyone sensing a theme here?
No matter where you are if you look down you will see this, which is yet another dropped off animal. I think this is about the 8th one this year. This has absolutely nothing to do with this post but since the kitten tripped me 3 times while I was trying to take pictures I thought I would include her, she must be feeling left out.
I have nothing against the hunters. Superhubby used to hunt back when he had the time and energy to get up at 4AM and walk into the freezing woods with a backpack full of coffee, gun ammunition and dry gloves. I actually appreciate the hunters thinning down the herds around here because they have gotten completely out of hand. I do, however, cringe each and every one of the 27 times a day that someone shoots at a deer. It echo's off of these hills and every shot within a couple of miles sounds like someone is shooting right outside your door. I also have no curtains on my family room windows. My family room looks straight out into the woods behind the house. No one is ever back there other than during hunting season so I never felt the need to put up curtains over my pretty arched windows. This time of year I find myself wondering who is out there, can they see me, does this mean I have to wear clean underwear AND a bra? Could a hunter see if I had a bra on from out in the woods? They do use binoculars to hunt but frankly I am not binocular material so I am just going with the idea that they will keep looking for the 4 legged deer. There have been many times in my life when I look out and see hunters, uhh, relieving themselves in the woods, but I don't use binoculars....well not for that I'm looking for squirrels.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
I have been thinking about our eating habits lately and realized that we eat few veggies anymore. The ones we do eat are
A week or so ago I was having a chocolate craving and went and opened DD's snack drawer. She has a drawer in her room she keeps snacks in so
I hope everyone has a great day. SH just woke up to get ready and is a little grumpy....the keyboard noise is bugging him.
Friday, November 16, 2007
DD and one of her very best friends love to hang out together. I can't figure out how they hang out, talk to their boyfriends on the phone and still carry on full conversations. They can do this for hours on end and it would definitely give me a headache. This is why we still have 2 land lines. We got them when DS lived at home but never had it removed for just such an occasion. We also have 4 cell phones which gives us a total of 6 phone numbers.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I thought I would write you a quick little letter to explain a few "facts of life." Tonight when I decided to drive to town I saw 18 of your closest cousins standing in or right beside the road, within the first mile after I pulled out of the driveway. When you are standing in the middle of the road and something big with bright lights is coming at you......move. It isn't complicated, just move. There isn't any grass or yummy plants in the road anyway so why are you standing there? In case you haven't realized it yet those cousins of yours that are lying in the road, for days, aren't napping.....they just didn't move.
When I got back from town and walked outside with my dog I noticed 3 of you wandering around my yard. One buck and two does. I'm not sure what you were doing in my yard but since it is November and both does were smiling (and was that a cigarette I saw you trying to light mr. buck?) I'm pretty sure I know what you are doing. Please remember that while it is November and I know that there is one thing you all love to do in November, those men walking around with bright orange on aren't here to see a deer porn show, those aren't camera's they are carrying, they are GUNS. I notice you aren't very scared of me or my dog but we are not planning on any deer steaks, we prefer beef, but we are not the majority and a lot of people are looking forward to stocking up their freezers. I know it may be shocking but when I say they are stocking up their freezers I mean with YOU. Please remember that while female deer pee turns you on Mr. Buck, those guys in the orange vests have some of that....in a bottle.
Even though the Santa gig has been going well for some of you no one really believes that all of the deer around here are needed by the big guy and his little helpers. I'm thinking I would be coming up with some backup plans for the next few weeks. Do you have any frequent (flyer)flier miles you could cash in and maybe head for somewhere safer....New York city maybe? I bet you could get a short term gig standing by a sled somewhere eating hay and waiting on Santa to listen to 4396 kids a day tell him what they want for Christmas.
If you decide to disregard my letter could you at least not stand in front of my car.....or bleed all over my yard?
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I was finished in the shampoo aisle so I went back to the camera/film area. It took about 5 minutes and Jo, now not quite as happy looking, came back toward the toy section. She was still patient and I heard her explain to the kids that they were going to look at CD's first and then toys. I chuckled to myself and went on to find my niece some pet shop thing that I wanted to get her for Christmas. Aunt Jo must read quickly because she was in the toy section in about 2 minutes, without any cd's in her buggy. I also noticed there weren't any hair care products in there now. Aunt Jo explained to her niece and nephew that they were going to look through toys quickly and go home. The kids agreed and they started through the toys. I found the pet shop toys and as I was looking for the one I needed I wasn't surpised to hear the crying start, then the screaming started. Aunt Jo was trying to make them put toys back she had let them hold.....Aunt Jo is such a rookie. I was finally finished with my walmart trip and as I walked past Aunt Jo I silently wished her luck as I went to pay for my purchases.
I loaded my bags in the car and noticed poor Aunt Jo trying to squeeze two screaming toddlers into the backseat of her little two door car. Both kids had their arms out and legs splayed to keep from having to get in their seats. Aunt Jo had no bags. I still wonder what Aunt Jo did to her big sister to make her want to punish he like that...or was it her own little form of birth control for her little sister.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
I've noticed my shopping lists are getting odder. That is where the weirdness that is middle age really stands out. This list is a list of things I have purchased in the last few weeks...........most do not go together.
2. kotex pads
3. pregnancy test..(ok that was a fluke and I was a couple of days late and didn't want to take
some medicine unless I was completely sure)
4. acne medicine
SH didn't see # 3.....that may have led us to have to invest in a heart monitor.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
SH has been, umm, grumpy the last few weeks. He is completely covered up at work and with all his little old ladies. Every single morning when he tries to get ready to go work on the house from h*ll before his real workday starts some little old woman calls....and then another calls, and they need something done today. It can't wait until the other house is finished. They have a plant that needs mulched, oil that needs changed or something as stupid and unimportant. I just want him to be able to finish this house so he can spend a little time with us that isn't stress filled.
DD is doing great at school. She has been busy as a bee and this weekend is going to be even busier.
I am going to hit publish, even though this post is about absolutely nothing....kinda like Seinfeld.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Tonight was the surprise birthday party for my mom. She had a few clues that something was up but wasn't quite sure what. In the end it all worked out and we all ate cake and ice cream and wished my mom a wonderful 70th birthday. I wish I was half as healthy as she is.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Today was trick or treat and charlie brown and peppermint patty did the rounds of town. Why is it that my son, who would not go trick or treating after he turned 8, will go now that he is 19?
I have been away from blogger for a few days....I have a miserable cold AND my doctor started me on a water pill.....coughing and a water pill when you are 40 and have had 2 kids is not a fun combination. Now I am going to go make me a bed....on the potty.
Friday, October 26, 2007
1. Mr. Mclean Peters - I can not believe you went to all the trouble to track me down....from London. How much exactly in U.S. dollars is 3 million, eight hundred thousand pounds? How much of that am I going to end up with? I think I will go ahead and quit my job, who needs to go to work with that much money just waiting for them.
2. Colin Mclain- I would love to make big bucks returning 10-20 calls a day and sharing information with people. I know, from personal experience how much people enjoy getting phone calls from people who just want to share.
3. Stuart Landry- Canadian pharmacy sounds like a wonderful company. I'm sure that a large, well ran company such as yours only sends random emails to people because your prices are so low you just want to share the love with everyone.
4. Natalie Santana- I'm not sure what makes you think I would prefer my vibrator to my husband? Who came up with a name like Megad*k for your company? I'll let you know if I need your services in the future but for now, I will stick to my SH. I notice your email says if I use your product people will say "your pen*s is unique." If I grow one at my age and with the whole being a female thing, then I guess it would be unique.
5. Bernie Callahan- I really hope no one at my server reads my email. You are one of the 5 or 6 people who email me every day and the title says "I won't forget last night." Darn I must be good....You, on the other hand, must really suck because I do not remember you at all, nor do I remember the other people who won't forget me after last night. If I can't remember you then maybe you need to get in touch with Natalie from #4. I understand she has something that may make you a little more memorable.
6. Ramona Erwin- I'm happy that you want to keep my kitty kat happy but once again....who came up with a name like mega*ik?
7. Callie Mcmillan- I'm not sure why you are emailing me with an offer to umm "increase the size of my member" because I don't have a member. In my life I have been a member of the 4-h club. I have been a member of the PTO and I served as vice president.....but I have never HAD a member.
8. Mason Woodard- I'm starting to get a little self-conscious. Who has been telling you about my Umm member? Why does everyone think I need megadi*? If I had a member I would probably be staring at it right now while I rocked back and forth and cried like a baby......If I had a member it would totally rock.....and be better than yours!
9. Bryce Welch- I DO NOT NEED MEGADI*... not now....not ever.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
These ugly little guys are getting ready for winter. I just quit knocking down their webs and I now call them Halloween decorations.
I fell in love with this sign a long time ago. I have found them in the past that I like better than this, but every shop that had this message that I wanted only had signs that looked like this one. I have wanted a sign with this message for years and finally decided to just buy it while I was in the mood to spend money, which I am not in the mood to do often.
I love this sign for many reasons...one, obviously is because I think this says everything about families. I also love the song by the same name that Brad Paisley sings...