Friday, April 22, 2011

I'm beginning to see a pattern here.....

So here it is Friday again and I haven't posted anything all week! So it's a Friday re-cap again. I have excuses, let me tell you! For starters, I went down & saw my Grandma & Aunt Bev last Saturday night. Bev had called me Friday afternoon & said Grandma thought she could eat some Mazzio's pizza & a salad, so Saturday when David left for work I headed to Mazzio's & got him & grandma a pizza & went to Fayetteville. She didn't know I was coming, & Bev had already fed her since it WAS after 8 when I got there. But she was SO glad to see me & I am SO glad I made the time & went for a visit.

Eddy, Des & Hunter came up Monday night & the boys cooked the duck they killed this past season. Hunter man is as cute as ever but that baby doesn't call me anything. All he says is Pa pa, pa pa, pa pa! I told David I was starting to get a little jealous. I know he associates me with David because Britt & Des brought him up to my work last Friday & as soon as he saw me he started looking around saying pa pa? pa pa? Too cute! Anyway the kids stayed for dinner & when they left David said...that was really enjoyable, wasn't it? It was so nice.

My yard sale is ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! And I am ready you ask? Of course not! I have about 10 things laid out on the bed in the guest room that needs to be priced. If I don't get it in gear, all I'm going to have is what I picked up from my mom's. And that won't be good. I have full intentions of doing some spring cleaning & getting rid of a bunch of stuff I don't use. All the money I make will be put towards Brittni's wedding, so the more stuff I have, the more money I'll be able to put on her dress.

Speaking of Brittni, she talked me in to going on that diet with her. I am proud to say that as of this morning I have lost 39 lbs! I am one pound away from losing 40 pounds! I would love to be able to tell you how easy it is, but that's just not true, although I have only had about 3 days where I really really wanted to cheat & felt like I was starving.
If you want to keep up with Brittni & HER amazing weight loss, you can visit her blog at It's just something she created to keep up with her days & weight loss on the HCG diet. I am SO proud of her. She has lost a LOT of weight, and she is keeping it off. She has kinda stalled out right now, but after sixty pounds or so, I would think that's to be expected.

We don't have big plans for Easter this year. Eddy & his little family are going to Des's grandma's or something. Poor Brittni has to work from 7am - 7pm. And of course David will just be getting home from a 12 hour shift. I am kinda sad because I remember all the Easter's in the past, and the traditions that go with them, like going to church, Easter lunch, coloring & hunting Easter eggs. But, if David can get a little sleep, we may go down to his mom's & have Easter dinner with her & Ben. We'll just have to wait & see. Also, I still haven't made Hunter his Easter Basket! But since I won't be able to see him til next week, I have a plan. If I wait to buy stuff for it until Monday, ALL the Easter candy will be on sale & I can get TWICE AS MUCH! HA!

Anyway, it's about time for David to get home, and about time for me to head out to work. So...til next

p.s. Happy Easter ya'll! Remember, Christ is Risen & He is our King!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Finally Friday

It is finally Friday again - yay! This week has actually gone by pretty fast. Work has been crazy. I'm on a different project than sales right now & it is kicking my butt. It's been a long long time since the days flew by like they have this past week. But what is that saying? Idle hands are the devil's workshop? So, I'm thankful to be doing something that is keeping me busy and the calls I am making are GOOD calls. Telling our dealers about a new & improved program coming at the end of this month. They are already signed up in our program, so my job is to tell them about the changes, and KEEP them in. It's still "sales" just with a different spin on it. David's eye surgery went well. They stuck SIX NEEDLES in his eyelid! The only bad news? Last night he realized he has more eyelashes growing in-and that is bad. They said he might have to come back & do it again, I was hoping not, but it looks like he's gonna have to have another one. (This all is because of a horrible wreck he had back at Easter in 1989...the technology back then wasn't nearly as good as it is now, and the plastic surgeon that fixed him up actually kind of messed him up instead). They sent my grandma home on hospice Monday. I talked to my Aunt Bev for a little bit last night & she just is not doing very good. She's really confused about some things, and she will wake my poor aunt up at 3 am to tell her she wants mashed potatoes & gravy. Then she can't eat it after she fixes it for her. My aunt said her favorite "snack" right now is ranch dressing. On what you ask? Nothing! Just ranch dressing! Please pray for both my grandma, and my aunt right now as they go through this. I may have said this before, but I will say it again, God has a special place in heaven for people like my aunt Bev. I think people forget (especially family members & me included) how much stress & pressure is involved being a caretaker for someone you love. The wedding plans have kinda stalled this week. I have a friend that is doing the layout for the invitations, but she needs me & Brittni to find a time to come to her house one evening & just pick everything out so we can get it done. The problem? Finding time to do that with work, Brittni's school, David's Desiree is trying to get a doctors appointment. David came home yesterday & said Eddy called him at 4:30 in the morning (they both work nights still), and said he thought they were having twins! David wasn't sure WHY he thought that, but when I talked to Des she said they were talking about her hormones doubling...and somewhere in there Eddy thought that meant "double babies"! Ha! We had a good laugh over that. I have to remember that when Des was pregnant with Hunter, Eddy wasn't here. He was stationed away from here in the Army. He didn't get to be with his wife & experience all the changes as she got farther along! Des lived with us then. He was away. He has NO idea what he's in for. Bam is testing my patience lately. The last 2 nights he has chewed the cord to our bedroom fan in half!!! While it's plugged in! Yesterday morning David said, I bet he won't do that again, he probably got shocked! Um, he was wrong. I woke up at 3 this morning because something wasn't "right" was too quiet and I thought the storm must've knocked out the electric. Nope, BAM had pulled the cord out of the outlet again & chewed in all up! I am SO mad at him! I spanked him & told him no & showed him what he did wrong. But - he is Bam, so I don't know that it helped!

Well, that's about it for now. Ya'll have a good

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dirty Boy

I took Hunter to see my mom on Saturday night. He was fussy on the way out there (it's over an hours drive) so I gave him some chocolate marshmellow eggs to keep him happy. Needless to say, he needed a bath the second I got him out of the truck. I love that baby boy.

My Precious Niece's Prom

Suprise!!! I have a little something to say. Are you ready? I am going to be a GRANDMA again!!!! Yup, that's what I said! Eddy & Desiree are expecting again! Little Hunter man is gonna have a baby brother or sister! (The selfish side of me is hoping for a girl...I can already imagine the cute little bows & dresses, but honestly, I am just praying for a full term HEALTHY baby grandchild!) She hasn't been to the doctor yet, but a little calculation on her part says we're looking at another December baby! Who knows, it may be born on Hunter's birthday! The funny part? My dad & I were talking the other night about grand kids, and I told him I thought it would be a while before I had another one. Isn't life funny? And such a blessing? me

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A little catch up

Tomorrow morning is David's eye surgery. I took the day off to be with him. We're not sure at this point how bad he will be, but I'd rather be safe than sorry & be able to be at home and able to take care of him if he needs me. My grandma is back in the hospital. I don't think they know exactly what's wrong with her, or how to fix it, but prayers are sure appreciated. I had a dentist appointment this morning. David asked me if I needed him to go with me & of course I said no. He needed to get to sleep so he could go to work tonight. However, by the time I got out of there I was really wishing he was there to drive me home. I came home & let the dogs out, then went back to work. Thank God my boss gave me one of her pain pills, or I would have never made it the whole afternoon. Eddy went to the emergency room Tues night. They did a cat scan & found kidney stones of all things! They sent him home with pain meds & something to keep him from throwing up. That poor guy is way too young to be falling apart like this! Anyway, I know he's in a lot of pain, and has to go to work since he just was out for his appendix, so please pray for him too. I certainly am & hope he gets to feeling better soon. Brittni & Jerimiah have settled into their new apartment it seems. The wedding planning is kinda stalled right now, we are trying to get the invitations figured out. She went last Thursday & put a deposit down on her "princess" dress so that's done. I know everything will somehow fall into place, but I just want it to be perfect for her. Also, I got my heart broken tonight. They drew the numbers for the $1 million dollar raffle tonight, and you'll never believe this-but we DID NOT WIN! I was counting on winning so we could get caught up! ;-) And can't you just imagine the wedding she could have if we'd have won? Well, that's all I've got right now. I've gotta get to bed so I can get up early & get David to Fayetteville for his surgery. Til next

Precious Baby

Okay, so look. I know I'm getting kinda lazy when it comes to blogging. I know I've just been posting a picture and a little blurb at the end. But seriously? This work thing, this wedding thing, this LIFE thing, is time consuming! Ha! Britt took this when I came home for lunch on Tuesday. Eddy came up to work on the boat with David. I just love love love this little guy. And I'm SO thankful he is in my life! He got to spend the night with me on Saturday, and although he WORE ME OUT - I wouldn't trade him for anything in the world. me

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


David woke me up at 5 am this morning. It's the last morning of the week for us to spend together before he goes back to work tonight - his "weekend" is over. We just like to wake up early, have our coffee together, watch the news & spend time together. Wanna know what I was doing at 6 am? Look!!!

Biscuits & home made gravy, scrambled eggs & sausage....he's got it so good & is spoiled rotten! me


I had to post this. David picked me up for lunch yesterday & Boogie came too. She is learning (and has been since last year) to ride in the back of the truck. It makes me SO nervous when we come to a stop light. I am scared she's gonna see another dog or something & jump out! But of course she won't - she is David's dog. I asked David if he thought Bam would ride back there like that...he said, not yet. That's a nice way of, no - he's YOUR dog! ha! Anyway, I just loved the way her ears were blowing in the wind. me

Friday, April 1, 2011

Amazingly Great Great News!

David is going to days! David is going to days! David is going to days! Did I tell you that David is going to days! Yes, he is. He was asked last night to move to days to help get a new start up account off the ground. Why am I SO excited you ask? Well, let me tell you. Our lives will soon go back to normal. Or some semblance of normal anyway. No more of this passing each other as one of us goes to work, and the other is just getting home. No more weekends that pass in a blur because David has to work 12 hour night shifts & we can't go do anything because he is exhausted & has to sleep. No more of David spending his days off alone while I trudge in to work full of regret that I can't spend the day with him. This will open our lives back up & allow us to do the things together that we love. We can wake up at the butt crack of dawn & take the boat to the lake for the day. We can get up early Saturday mornings & go to garage sales. We can take off to Big David's Friday afternoon when we get off work & spend the whole weekend. We can even take the camper to the lake & spend a couple weeks there like we used to do, and just go to work & back from there! We can take off on a Saturday afternoon & go visit family. God knew we needed this & He has provided it for us and I am so grateful. While I am busy being grateful, David is busy being a little bit nervous. It's a big change for him. The night shift is much more laid back than days. Transplace is a big corporation, with a corporate dress code & policies. Things will be different for him but I am not a bit worried. He has this amazing ability to fit in wherever he is. And he is the fastest learner I've ever known. He just needs to be shown something once & he's got it. It isn't happening immediately, first they have to hire someone to take his place, then he has to train them. Also, it's going to take some really hard work & long hours getting this department set up, so they said for the first few months to expect to work 50,60,70 hour weeks! It will all be worth it in the end. So with all that being said....."CONGRATULATIONS BABY!" I love you & I'm proud of you. me