Thursday, December 18, 2008


Thank you Sarah from View from the Porch, for tagging me to share 7 random facts about me. I've been neglecting my blog lately, and this will serve as a fun way to get back into the swing of things.

1. While I love to read, at times I'm a "skimmer", this seems to kick in whenever I go to the grocery store. If I need creamy peanut butter, I will inevitably pick up crunchy, if I need whole kernal corn, I'll grab's a complete pain in the a**!

2. Cody doesn't know this, but when my last little duckling (duckling as in child, we do not have actual ducks) leaves the nest, I will get a house dog. My beloved (lol) is firm against not having pets in the house. But I will go against him, thinking surely he will love our new "child" as much as I will, once he gets used to him.

3. I'm religiously superstisious...meaning I worry if I commit blasphemy inadvertantly....all the time, I am borderline obsessive compulsive about it.

4. I'm 29 years old, and if I had to go to college right now, and pick a major...I still could not do it......I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.

5. I prefer Real Mayo instead of the more dressing-like miracle whip. Over the years, my taste buds have done a 180, and one thing that has changed is my condiment preference. I'm sure I'm definitely in the minority on this one.

6. I don't own a scale. I have no idea how much I weigh....I go by how my clothes feel, if the jeans are a little tight, I eat a little healthier, and excercise a bit more. At one time, I was a little crazy when it came to my size, and I vow NEVER to get that way again, if I can help it. I need to be a good role model for my daughter.

7. I'm full of useless information, and I love fun facts, and trivia...the more unusual the tidbit, the better.

And I tag.....anyone who wants to do this!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

What's new?

Well, let's see....

**I survived the trip to Enterprise, Alabama and back. I not only survived it, I (gasp)allowed myself to have fun without the husband and kid's. We had a few mishaps, and surprises along the way, including an almost trip to the E.R. around Montgomery. I'm guessing heading for home at 80 miles an hour, wasn't exciting enough for my father, and he had to throw a little excitement into the mix.

The events surrounding my brother's graduation, though, were amazing. At each new accomplishment, I say I could not be more proud of him, yet he continues to amaze me.

**I made it back in time to spend Thanksgiving with my family, was greeted with the best hugs ever, and presented with documents stating I would never, ever leave again. Just kidding about the documents, but I was told how important I was to our household, and it was realized just how much I do. Seriously, this is all I ask from them, acknowledge what I do, thank me, brag on me a bit, and I'm at their beck & call for life.

**Friday was a half day at work for me, and the rest of the afternoon, winterizing everything, putting up the outside toys, and what not. We took a little drive, late afternoon, and ended up picking up a couple pizzas, and going to bed super-early, it was lovely.

**Saturday was my yearly Christmas shopping trip with my mother-in-law, and sister-in-law. We did some major shopping, but (sigh) I've still got a ways to go. Not counting my husband and 3 children, I filled up an entire notebook page of people I needed to by a gift for.

**Sunday, I cleaned and organized like nobody's business. While my husband had our home in very good shape for my return, I had laundry to tackle and was just in the mood for orgaization. I guess my energy came from not having much responsibility the last week.

**Today, I'm back in our routine, and tonight a quick trip up to J.C. to visit my dad in the hospital, after having his gall bladder taken out this morning.