- New fridge in kitchen, other one kicked the bucket
- Refinished kitchen ceiling, no more popcorn
- Volunteering with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and attending the reveal
- Christmas shopping and parties
- New over-the-range microwave installed
- Making and baking goodies for gifts and parties
- Running between families on Christmas Eve
- Toy package explosion in my house
Monday, December 27, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I have been stressing over what to wear. Steven wanted to do dressy. I insisted that we were casual folks. When I made the appointment, I asked if we could do both and they agreed. As of tonight, I still don't know what shirts Steven will wear tomorrow. At least Audrey and I will coordinate. I forgot to make an appointment to get my hair done but someone is coming to my house to do my make-up. I am super excited!
Friday, November 12, 2010
What does any of this stuff have to do with intimidation? I felt intimidated tonight for probably no reason at all. This was brought on by looking at a website. Yes, a website. I think most people are familiar with the show "Extreme Home Makeover". The show is coming to my town to build a home. This is something I would love to volunteer for. I was looking at the design needs list and volunteer application when I could feel the self-doubt building up in my system. I have performance anxiety over something I haven't even signed up for, the uneasy feeling telling me I wouldn't be good enough at anything to be of help. Does this sound like someone outgoing?
I have been a fan of Ty Pennington since he was on "Trading Spaces" what seemed like ages ago. Maybe before the weekend is done, I might actually get the nerve to complete a volunteer application for the show, not just stare at it. The thought of possibly being near Ty may help.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
If I survive today, I may need a week off to recover.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Steven is supposed to put up the backer board for the glass tiles this afternoon. Did I mention my daughter's birthday party is this Sunday? And I am still putting the contents of my cabinets back in? My to-do list keep getting longer and longer.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I haven't been in a picture taking mood since I have been sick. Let's be honest. I haven't been in the mood to do much at all. This weekend, I will attempt to break out of my fear of new experiences and interacting with new people by attending a photography meet. Wish me luck that my anxiety doesn't get the best of me.
And so you don't think my Carlos R. Norris love from last week was a fleeting interest, enjoy the Chuck below.
Friday, September 17, 2010
What does this picture have to do with all this? NOT A THING! But if you haven't seen this face from my daughter, you haven't seen her true diva attitude.
GOOD NIGHT, FOLKS! I am ambiened up and anxiously awaiting the sleep that follows.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
So this is all you get today. For much more Chuck fun, read yesterday's post.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I have somewhat of an obsession with Chuck Norris facts. Tonight before taking on this mighty Google quest, I did a search for Chuck. The first page that came up was this Wikipedia page for Chuck Norris facts. I clicked and was really mad to see there were only a few of the facts listed on the page. Yes, I do live in reality and know these "facts" are not true. But why not include more of the facts on the page? Instead of trying to improve the Wikipedia entry, I will just add some to my blog entry. Wikipedia has plenty of people that can change their page and I have better ways to spend my time. Like doing some housework and going into Lupron-induced tirades. Here commences the fun.
- Chuck Norris will never have a heart attack. His heart isn't nearly foolish enough to attack him.
- Chuck Norris does not wear a condom. Because there is no such thing as protection from Chuck Norris.
- Chuck Norris can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.
- When Chuck Norris crosses the street, the cars have to look both ways.
- When the boogeyman goes to sleep, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.
- The grass is always greener on the other side, unless Chuck Norris has been there. In that case the grass is most likely soaked in blood and tears.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Here was my plan. Buy some hairspray and get a lighter. Wait for the release. Time for death and destruction. Burning butterflies fluttering through the air? AWESOME!
Oh yeah, don't hate my genius art skills.I went to a fine arts school. Don't question my expertise.
So, everyone thought I was insane. Until the day we brought our truck. We were at the car dealership during the time of the butterfly release when my husband mentioned it. The sales guy and finance guy were apologetic. I told them of my plan to torch the flying demons, watch their burning wings attempting to fly. They both looked at my strange. Then, the finance dude said, "Yeah, that would be kinda awesome." I could have hugged him. He really understood me. Not really, but at least he saw the potential beauty of the flames.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I don't believe I pushed away. I chose to help a dying friend. I am at a loss for words of my own right now. This was the closest I could come to expressing how I feel.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
It can be difficult to know how to respond to someone with schizophrenia who makes strange or clearly false statements. Remember that these beliefs or hallucinations seem very real to the person. It is not helpful to say they are wrong or imaginary. But going along with the delusions is not helpful, either. Instead, calmly say that you see things differently. Tell them that you acknowledge that everyone has the right to see things his or her own way. In addition, it is important to understand that schizophrenia is a biological illness. Being respectful, supportive, and kind without tolerating dangerous or inappropriate behavior is the best way to approach people with this disorder.
-How you can help a person with schizophrenia from the NIMH website
I know I probably shouldn't but I find myself highly amused yet aggravated at times with some of the things she says and believes. I hope my mom doesn't mind me posting these "Granny-isms". Most of them revolve around my grandfather James who passed away fifteen years ago. The ones in quotation marks are her actual words.
- Well, the strangest one is she believes my grandfather is still alive. She has fought with my mom about it.
- We stopped to get her a caramel Frappé after an appointment today. "I sure wish James could have come with us. He would have liked some coffee."
- "I saw some pears in the cabinet. I want you to serve me and your dad some with dinner." This was directed at my mom one night.
- My grandfather recently bought her a car, specifically my car. My mom hasn't heard enough about that so make sure you mention the PF Cruiser (not PT) to her.
- We lost our family place at the lake because the town flooded. DIDN'T HAPPEN
- My grandfather is coming home every night and almost every day. My grandmother barely sleeps for going to look for him out the door. This has been one of the major issues for my mom.
I could bore everyone death with this stuff, but I won't. I applaud my mother for her patience in dealing with my grandmother. I only worry about her health as I know this is a big strain. Mom, don't worry. Maybe I will get some patience of my own so you won't end up at a nursing home.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Here I am, home on a Saturday night blogging from a new app on my cell phone. I am currently taking a break from doing something long overdue, cleaning out my purse collection. Purses have been a love of mine for years. Yes, I may buy purses some consider expensive but they stay with me for a long time. My first love is in the picture and has been with me since probably ninth grade. It was many of Liz Claiborne's. I may get rid of other purses, but I don't think I can part with my first love.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
If anyone feels sorry for me, you know what would make me feel better? I'll be patiently waiting for the ingredients after I make an attempt to get out of bed.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Her: Momma, we need to get some of that stuff.
Me: What stuff?
Her: Jen and Barry's.
Her: Jen and Barry's.
Me: Gin and berries?? Where in the world did you hear about this?
Her: You know, the ice cream. JEN & BARRY'S.
I couldn't stop laughing when I realized she wanted some Ben & Jerry's ice cream. She knew she hadn't said it correct when I was laughing and wouldn't repeat it for Steven.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I have been in a funk recently. I am having a pelvic laparoscopy on Wednesday. I have been having pelvic pain on my ovary-less side. The doctor said could be endometriosis. The only way to find out is to get inside and check it out. If he finds anything while performing the procedure, he will either laser or cut it off. Sounds like fun, right? Don't be too jealous, ya'll.
I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow. I'll be attending diva-child's kindergarten graduation.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
May-May moved away a couple of years ago to live with her father and help him with her ailing grandfather. I miss being able to spend as much time with her as I used to, especially now that she has a little baby of her own. I hate that I feel like we have inevitably grown apart. Even though we are not as close as we used to be, I still love her dearly. She is truly like a sister to me. I hope she reads this when it posts to my facebook page. I love ya, girl!