Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This is the day that the Lord has made.......

Let us rejoice & be glad in it!

This was the beautiful sunrise that greeted me on my way to work this morning. It's scenes like this that remind me of God's love for us. The beauty he shows us every day! I pray everyone has a wonderfully blessed day! me

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Long Weekend

Well I didn't go down to Stuttgart this weekend. I wanted to, really I did. But it is SO expensive, and it makes for a very tired Tammy come Monday morning. So David & I decided I would stay home this weekend. Friday night I told David not to call & wake me up when he got up (cuz he always gets up early, like 4:30 or 5:00), and that I was going to sleep in, but I woke up at 5 on my own, then tried to go back to sleep & woke up at six I said forget it - and just decided to get up. What ever happened to me being able to sleep til noon like I used to??? I must be getting old! I hit a few garage sales. There wasn't many, and none of them had anything really exciting. I did buy Hunter a whole bucket of ABC magnets for my fridge. He LOVES to play with the magnets on my fridge, and I only had a few that weren't now he is set! I also bought a whole bunch of sheets (for 50 cents!) that I brought home & washed & put up. I will need them when Boogie has her puppies & I am NOT using my good ones no matter what! Anyway, I came home, did the laundry, hung up some pictures, cleaned the house, and even tried to take a nap! When that didn't work I decided to take a couple bags of clothes I had over to Helping Hands. I ended up at PetCo in Rogers & finally bought a Furminator! What's a "furminator" you ask? Well it is this amazing dog brush. Rose showed it to me when we were at her & Jimbo's house & when she used it on Tank, I couldn't believe how much hair it got! I told David I just had to get one, it would change my life! I battle dog hair at home on a daily basis. The dogs love it, they fight over who I'm going to I think it will be well worth the $70 I paid. We'll see how consistent I end up being with it & if it really does "Change my life!" ha! Anyway, I spent the rest of the day piddling around the house & watching TV & being bored to death! I really really miss David & can't wait until he comes home. I just don't know what to do with myself when he's not around. Hopefully he will be able to come home next weekend. I told him last night if for some reason he can't, I am going to come down. We will have a long weekend since we're both off Monday for Labor Day, but hopefully we'll spend that long weekend - at HOME! As much as I miss him, I just want to say right here & now, how PROUD I am of him. He really stepped up to the plate with his dad, and I know it can't be easy. Big David is a stubborn & head strong man, and isn't used to being down like he has been with this surgery. When I see them together it's almost like their roles have reversed, and it's kinda sad. But the love, patience, determination & empathy I've seen in my husband through all of this is amazing. And I am just so proud of the man he has become.

Eddy, Dez & Hunter are on their way up here this morning to work on the duck boat. I think Marshall is going to meet them here to help. David is not going to believe how great it looks & how much they've got done.

I don't know if I've mentioned it on here yet, but we are in another contest at work. A CANCUN contest! For one of the first times, I am not ahead. But in all honesty, I am not in competition with anyone but myself. I have to get 30 Walmart Lot Event contracts in by October 6th. I'm at 7 right now, and got 3 more in after I left on Friday. It is definatly "do-able"...but it's hard work, and I can't "slack off" for a minute if I want to pull it off.

Well, the kids just called & they are leaving their house, so I better go change my clothes & get ready for til next

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I just got back from taking Boogie to Lissa's (our vet)! We didn't get to go in and do a blood test, Lissa met me in the parking lot because they have a kennel cough outbreak & she didn't want Boogie exposed to it inside. She preformed her "exam" and guess what???? She thinks she feels "at least three" puppies!!! We go back for x-rays sometime around Sept 15th. Then she'll be able to count the puppies skeletons & have a better idea. But her assistant said today that they counted six on her dogs x-rays & she had nine puppies! At this point, the more puppies the better. I see $$$$$ already! (If we have the heart to sell any of them-ha!) Anyway...I imagine Boogie is going to be treated like a queen, and baby-ed thru this whole thing. Thank goodness it doesn't take puppies nine months! Hey Tank - you're gonna be a daddy! Til next

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

I feel like this post should be an exact replica of last Thursday's post. Yes, I am heading back down to Stuttgart after work today for the weekend. The only thing NOT similar to last week's post is that this time around I am NOT packed, NOT prepared, and NOT willing to wait & leave tomorrow so I can get everything done tonight. I hate leaving for a trip if my house isn't spotless, or if there is laundry to be done. But this time, just this once, I'm going to. Who knows, maybe the cleaning fairies will grace me with their presence, but I doubt it. Anyways....til next time - me

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We're Having Another Boy!!!

Please forgive me blog! I was reading you this morning while I had my coffee. It's been so crazy here that I have to read my blog to keep up with what's going on in The Allen's World! And do you know what I realized? That in the midst of all this crazy, I forgot to post & tell the world that WE ARE HAVING ANOTHER BOY!!!! Davin Cole is due on December 19th! Hunter man is going to be a big brother - to a baby brother! We are so excited. Of course, in the beginning I had hoped for a little girl, just because I had a boy, then 20 months later a girl, and these two will be just 4 months different than Eddy & Brittni were. But when I found out we had a mini-Hunter on the way....well, I am more excited than I can say. When I asked David if he was disappointed they were having another boy he said "heck no! I hope they have a whole football team of boys!" HA! I'm sure Eddy & Dez have a little something to say about that! Anyhoo....I can't believe that in all the chaos I forgot to blog about the newest member of the Allen World! Hurry up Davin! Nana & Peepaw can't wait to meet you! Til next

Thursday, August 11, 2011

All Packed & Ready To Go..........

I am all packed up & ready to head to Stuttgart. The only problem? I can't leave until I get off work at 5:00 today. I am SO ready to get down there & see David! Believe it or not I really do miss him. I miss our coffee together in the morning. I miss going to the grocery store with him, us working the dogs, coming home after work & having a beer together & talking about our day - I miss all of it! BUT - in just about 4 hours I will be on my way! I'm taking a vacation day tomorrow, so I'll have a long 3 day weekend. I can't wait! Til next

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Boogie & Tank

Colt Ford/Chris Young Concert

The Friday before David went down to help his dad, we went back to the AMP for the Colt Ford and Chris Young concert. We had SUCH a great time! We are so fortunate to live in an area where we can go to a nice arena for a really affordable price & get to listen to music & just relax! NWA is a wonderful place to live. Next up at the AMP is Charlie Daniels, then Jamey Johnson. We had planned on going to both, but may not be able to since David is working down there. We'll have to wait &

Stuttgart Is His Temporary Home

David is in Stuttgart. Big David had open heart surgery last Thursday. David left here Wednesday night. The surgery went well. Triple bypass. But here's the thing. Everything "Big David" falls on "Little David". And "Little David" works for an amazing company. Barb, his boss called him on Thursday afternoon. Evidently he had been talking at work about how worried he was about who was going to take care of his dad after he gets home from the hospital. Big David is a stubborn man, and a man that won't just take it easy and recuperate. David had mentioned to Barb that we may have to hire someone to stay with him, take care of the house, his dogs, the place..cook for him, make sure he takes his medicine, etc. And do you know what she did? She talked to the big bosses at Transplace. They have a satellite office in Stuttgart. And by Friday, they had an office set up for David down there, his computer, accounts, files, phones, etc all set up just like he was here. And they are going to let him work from Stuttgart!!! It is such a blessing! David doesn't have to worry about his dad, and WE don't have to worry (so much) about money, him taking too much time off, his job...none of that! The only down side, is that David is down there, and I am up here! I had to stay to work, and keep the dogs. There was no way we could both go down there & the dogs stay cooped up in the kennels all day & night. Especially in this heat. And with this new Walmart stuff I'm doing at work, taking a week off just wasn't in the cards. We are in another contest for Cancun. Cancun in December!!! Plus, sales are just way way down & no body is taking any vacation time right now. I still have 3 days of vacation I have to take before September 4th. I'm going to take 4 hours vacation on Friday...but I may just lose the rest of it. I am leaving tomorrow night to go to Stuttgart. Right after work. I have SO much to do between now & then. Get the oil changed in the truck, pick up David's prescriptions, go to Walmart, pay bills, But I can handle it. I can't wait to get down there & see my husband for the first time in over a week. I also want to see Big David & see for myself that he's doing ok. I have to meet the Dish Network guy down at the farm on Friday afternoon. Since Big David is supposed to take it easy for at least the next six weeks, David had me call & order satellite TV for down there. Right now, they get maybe 3 channels, and you have to go out & turn the antennae to get them to come in. Hopefully, this will keep his dad in the recliner, and they'll be a big enough variety on the basic package to keep him occupied when he does get home. We'll see how that works out, right?'s 6:30 a.m. & time for me to leave for work. Til next

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lot's To Say

So I have so much to blog about, and I've been putting it off until I got the pictures downloaded from my camera so I could add them to this post, but alas, that is not going to happen anytime soon & if I don't play a little catch up here I will be so far behind I never blog again! (Not really, but it sounds good in theory at least!).

We went to Stuttgart weekend before last & took Boogie to Jimbo's to try breed her to Tank. We were a little apprehensive about it all, what with Jimbo being a big TV producer & star, but let me just tell you, him & his wife Rose are the most amazing people! They were so nice & hospitable, they are just the most down to earth people...and the four hours we spent visiting with them on their back deck, felt like we were just hanging out with good friends. Tank & Boogie did their business all. weekend. long! We will know in another 14 days if we are going to have puppies. Puppies I might add that will cost about $3000 each! Come on money! I have lots of pictures to post from our little escapade down south -and hopefully will get that done soon - but in the meantime, I just needed to get it down! Of course no trip to Stuttgart is complete without stopping in at Macks & I'm pretty sure we spent a month's worth of paychecks on T-Shirts, Camo & stuff for Hunter man! I told Big David that if we ever win the lottery I would spend it all in that store! I just love it! Anyway we picked Boogie up from Jimbo's & headed back home late Sunday night.

Last week was full of work - lots of work. I'm working on another Walmart project, and of course David is still trying to get the new account up & running so we're both working 10 hour days - at least!

AND - I fell off the wagon. The HCG wagon that is. It has been over 100 degrees here in The Allen's World every day! Like we are setting records left & right! So what do I do when we're in Stuttgart???? Have a cold beer (or two).....then of course, since I'd already messed up, I didn't stick to my 500 calories/day...went WAY overboard and planned to get back at it when I got home. But I just didn't. And about halfway through the week I told Brittni I was having a hard time getting re-adjusted. And she told me to do a little research, and if I had been off the diet for that many days, I had to stop & wait 8 weeks to get back on it. I'm trying to pay attention to what I eat, but not doing a very good job of it.

Anyway, it's back to work! Til next