Monday, January 31, 2011

This wasn't how this was supposed to go

Thursday and Friday I woke up with a sore throat but I just kinda ignored it because you know how Southeast Texas weather is one minute you have the A/C on and then next the heat.

But Saturday was R2's birthday party and I woke up feeling like dirt. But I pushed through it and ended up cleaning the house before his party. By the way his party was being held at the bowling alley so it's not like I just didn't decide to clean before having a ton of people over.

During the party I started to lose my voice. I was trying to talk to everyone and I actually felt as if I was on top of everything but by the end I was fading fast.

We ended up going out to dinner with the grandparents and my sister in law and niece. We all had a great time and had I been feeling better I would have remembered to bring my camera into the restaurant because when they sang happy birthday to R2 or should I say they gave a BIG YEE HAW his face was priceless and a true Kodak moment. I was also certain my hearing was now damaged and I would definitely need a hearing aid after that big YEE HAW.

By the time we got home I had no voice and was starting to sound as if I was a barking seal. All I could think of was I had croup. I DID NOT WANT croup.

I slept terrible that night. Up and down and up and down. Then Sunday I thought I would attempt to go to Sunday School and church but when I finally managed to get my behind out of bed it was 10AM and I felt as if either my lungs were soaking wet and needed to be wrung out or the mucus man had taken up residence in my check.

Hubs was gracious enough and took Cookie to the groomers since I had made her appointment earlier in the week and then went to HEB and got me meds. Meaning he got me some orange juice, Mucinex, Sudafed, and Robitussin. All that along with all the rest of the groceries for the week.

I was set. Oh and I slathered my chest and the bottom of my feet in Vicks. I have no idea if Vicks on the bottom of my feet covered with socks works but all of my friends told me to try it. And I figured what have I got to lose.

And I have to say that orange juice when I am sick just doesn't taste the same unless it's served in this old red plastic Budweiser insulated mug filled with ice. I got the mug from Debbie who I used to babysit for. I know that just sounds bad...babysitter with a beer mug. But her dad worked for Budweiser and she had all kinds of stuff from him.

She had one and used to keep her pens in it by the phone. I used to have three of them but over the years I have narrowed it down to one I just could not part with.

Speaking of Debbie and babysitting....HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBIN!!! Her baby is turning 28 today. I have known Robin her entire life. I remember her as a precious little blonde headed 3 year old and now she is a beautiful woman. Robin, I hope you have an amazing day!

I'm still sick. I spent most Sunday curled up in the recliner and sleeping. But the bottom line is R2 had and awesome birthday party and that's all that mattered.

Friday, January 28, 2011

It's Friday

And I've got nothing.

I hope y'all have a great weekend.

Peace out peeps!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'm so busy my head is spinning

It's Thursday, like y'all didn't know.

And it's time for my weigh in.

Weight loss or gain for the week is..... loss 3 lbs!!! Total weight lost is 4.5 lbs.

Can you say HOLLA!!

OK now on the other things. Can you tell I really don't like to linger on the subject of my weight?

I feel like I have been so busy this week. And with the weekend approaching it doesn't look any better.

Work as been CrAzY and my work computer got a virus Tuesday. UGH!! Spyware crap. It's all really just a pain in the butt to me. Thank goodness for the work issued lap tap. It saved my life yesterday.

This weekend we have a lot going on and I will tell you more about that next week.

No stopping in sight.

So what have you been up to?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A little bit of everything

There are so many things I want to tell y'all.

Not anything that is big news or anything worth dedicating an entire post to. It's all a lot of little things.

And I figure the best way is to make a numbered list or bullet points or really what ever is easiest.

So here it goes.

A. Children birthday parties stress me out. Not every child's just my own child's. I feel like I need to be split into about 7 people. I want to visit with everyone, make sure the kids are taken care of, make sure the food has been ordered, take pictures, visit with family members, and the list goes on. I always feel like I fail miserably but at the end of the party I guess the only thing that matters is my child had a blast!

B. B is for BASEBALL. Which is just around the corner. I think I might have mentioned it a time or two or twenty.

C. Pray for R2 and us. We are having to make some adjustments for something for him and it has the potential to be very stressful. I pray it is not and it continues to go smoothly.

D. I love the cold weather but I am so over it. I'm ready for some sunshine. These cloudy and sunless days aren't doing much for my psyche. Oh and feel free to remind me of these cold days as I will be longing for them come August and it's 127 degrees outside.

E. I am missing my girls. Christi, Tammy, Robin. Yes Geeks....I am talking about you!

F. I kinda blew it this weekend with the eating healthier. But we'll see.

G. I really don't have a G other than the fact I didn't want to end on F.

Y'all have a great day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oh yes they did!

Do you remember when I posted about this?

And how I wouldn't turn down a pair if they wanted to send one to me.

Well guess what?


A few days after my post I received an email from the president of Snoozies, letting me know they saw my blog and because of it they wanted to give me another pair.

I have to admit I was in complete shock! I immediately called Hubs to tell him.

So Saturday when I checked the mail I found this package with these inside.

I love them!

Thank you to Mr. Bank and the Snoozie company!! They are AWESOME!

Monday, January 24, 2011

She's oh so talented

I know I have said it before and I will say it again.

Yvette from The Charm House is one very talented lady.

I have been lucky enough to be the recipient of a few of her creations.

Friday I came home to find this

and when I opened it I saw this

I love love LOVE it!!!

It has the hymn Standing On The Promises.

Thank you Yvette! It is already in it's place where I can see it every day.

If y'all get a chance go by and see her won't be sorry. I promise!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday R2

My BABY baby turns 6 today.



What the heck happened to 6 months?

Now before the tears start flowing here is a list of my favorite things about him at age 6.

1. His infectious smile. It melts my heart.

2. His witty attitude.

3. How he rides his bike around the driveway just dying to go out in the street. He keeps riding around and around but stops before he get to the end of the drive way.

4. How when he asks me something or gives me a hug he always says "Mama Dear" Like thank you Mama Dear. Can I have a hug Mama Dear? It's to stinkin' cute!

5. How what ever he is doing at the moment he thinks it's always the GREATEST!

6. How every night he says he never wants to snuggle but yet he climbs right up into my lap.



Thursday, January 20, 2011

I kept waiting for the spring to hit me in the face

Thank you all for the encouragement yesterday!! Now I'm just gonna jump right in.

Total weight loss/gain for the week....

Loss of 1.3 lbs.

I'll take it!! That's better than a gain. And better to lose it slowly to keep it off.

But for lunch I have to admit I am having a BLT. We had breakfast for dinner last night and I only ate two pieces of bacon and I wanted two more, so needless to say they are on my sandwich.

OK moving on...

My youngest baby turns 6 this weekend. Where has time gone?

A friend just had her baby boy yesterday. Funny thing is my friend's father in law is one of the PE teachers at the school and he is the one who started calling my baby R2 and R2 started calling him GP or Grandpa.

And before you know it six will be here for her too. I just want to stop time and cherish all of this just a little bit longer.

Anyone know how to get in contact with Father Time?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Ok we are half way through January and I know I said that I didn't make a New Years resolutions but I have resolved to try and lose weight.

I want to get healthier for me and for my family. And I figured since I have this blog, I mean there are three people who read this, it might hold me accountable.

I have a friend who has always been into exercising eating healthy, and staying fit. Right now she is training for body building. Which I can say is awesome for her but that is not for me. But she has been encouraging me in this decision.

I have been eating healthier and watching my portions. I have also been doing alot of walking and taking the stairs at work. Also staying positive. A good mind set always helps me.

I set short term goals so I don't get discouraged early on and then I have an over all goal.

I feel like I need to just put this out there. I mean I am not 105 lbs trying to drop the last 5 nor am I 330 lbs where my life is in grave danger. But there is a significant weight loss I want to achieve.

And while I am not brave enough to put my weight out there like Brooke. I will be checking my weight once a week and I'll be honest enough to post either my loss or gain. I usually try to weigh on the same day, which just happens to be Thursdays.

By the way Brooke is one of the most inspirational and honest people you will ever met. She has no idea how much her blog has meant to me and encouraged me. Thanks Brooke!!

So now for the honest stuff....

I weighed in two weeks ago and I had lost 1lb from the previous week. And last week I didn't gain or lose. I was was a little miffed because I had really been watching what I was eating but I didn't find time to exercise. (See there's the honest part) I didn't find time because I didn't want to find time.

Oh and yes I am drinking 8 8oz glasses of water a day and more! I have my old weight watchers cup that sits on my desk at work. I drink one cup full before lunch, I drink half a cup with my lunch, and then fill it up again and drink the last cup full before I leave for the day.

Guess it's a good thing my bladder has been adjusted to drinking that much water. People at work my think I had incontinence issues. And Lord knows I'm old but I would like to think not that old!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's just around the corner

OK, it's getting to be that time!


Back shuffling the boys from practices and games and then tournaments.

We've been off for several months and I only have one thing to say....

Get your game on! I'm ready!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Laid back weekend

We had a very quiet and laid back weekend.

My friend Beth and I had one of our marathon shopping sessions on Saturday. Not as long as Black Friday but long enough.

The sad thing was all I bought was a scarf from American Eagle. I have been eye balling it since Thanksgiving but was not willing to pay the asking price. I mean it was very pretty and VERY soft but I have my price limits. Anyway it was finally on sale and even better it rang up less than the sale price. SCORE!

Also the lighting in the stores was not very nice to me. I couldn't find anything else that I just really wanted or even wanted to try on. But all was not lost. The clothes Gods shined down on Beth. That girl racked up!!!

Sunday I went to church and I have to admit I was running late. I walked into Sunday School just as they were finishing the opening prayer. But as I always say...better late than not at all.

And it was then that the weekend would take a heavy tone. During the prayer, there was the mention of a 30 year old woman and her 10 month old that were killed just that morning at the front of my neighborhood. They were still trying to figure out what had exactly happened at 9:30am and the accident happened about three hours before.

I had no idea who it was but I felt so sad. Then I got home and received the news.

The woman and her son killed were people we knew. It was my brother in laws cousin. And the woman's parents are good friends with my in-laws.

It was so very tragic and it could have all been prevented. She leaves behind a loving husband and two very small children.

And so I will ask that you pray for this family. Ask God to give them peace, comfort, and strength. Ask Him to wrap his arms around them and just hold them close.

They have a very long journey ahead.

Friday, January 14, 2011


R2 decided we should have family movie night last night.

We ran through the choices...

How To Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 1, 2, or 3
Alvin and the Chipmunks The Squeakquel.
Buh-Sticka-Buh Me

It translates to Despicable Me. I love how R2 says it. He can say it right but I don't really want him to. It's the one of the last things he still mispronounces.

Funny though we ended up watching Alvin and The Chipmunks The Squeakquel. Go figure.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I am normally a hot natured person. I like it when it's cold. Don't get me wrong I like the hot to but usually only when I am by a swimming pool or at the lake.

And I'm not one of those people who wears slippers either. I love the feel of carpet beneath my toes. But for Christmas my mother in law bought me a pair of Snoozies.

I absolutely love them. They have to be the most awesome pair of slippers I have ever owned.

No this is not a paid endorsement but if the Snoozie company wants to throw another pair my way I won't turn them down.

They are a little thicker than socks but not bulky like a slipper. They have non slip bottom so when I walk into my kitchen I won't bust my behind. They also have a Sherpa fleece lining that feels as if wrapped your feet in your favorite blanket. I just threw the word Sherpa out there like I know what I am talking about.

Snoozie's come in a wide variety of patterns. My favorites are these, these, and these. I'll let you guess which ones I own already.

I like them so much that I have considered seriously bringing them to work.

And it's a good thing I like them so much, look at our temperatures for the rest of the week.

But I'm not worried, I've got my Snoozies!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I snapped like a spring

The other night I was sitting in the recliner R2 and the dog. I wasn't very comfortable and kept moving around to get in just the right position when I felt something pop.

I immediately kicked, OK not kicked, but told R2 to get up and moved the dog off of me. I would like to say that I assessed the situation right then and there but I was more concerned with getting everyone off of me and ready for bed so the chair had to wait.

Later that evening I sat down and remembered the pop and then noticed the seat didn't feel quite right. I flipped over the recliner and noticed one of the large support springs had broken right in the middle.

And then I snapped like that spring had snapped.

I don't know why but I started to think off all things that had gone wrong over the past year and how it always seems as if it was one thing or another. And I started to cry.

I thought about the broken hot water heater a few months ago, or how we just didn't have it in our budget to replace that chair, or the ticket Hubs got for his expired inspection. Everything happens at once.

So after crawling into bed and crying some more I started to pray. Praying that I would find the strength to get through one more thing. Praying I would quit feeling sorry and quit letting Satan have control.

After a while I just started talking with God. It was like having a conversation with a friend. I was hashing things out. Not that He didn't already know how I was feeling and what I was about to say.

After talking to him I felt peace. It's funny how just in the midst of every storm and I do mean every storm, when I start talking to God, peace is what I feel.

See God knows me so well, better than I know my self. He knows I need peace and comfort when things out of whack. And this is just what he brings to me. Peace, comfort, strength, and grace.

So the next time a spring snaps, I will remember my conversation and wait on that feeling of peace to wash over me and cover me completely.

The LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."

Numbers 6:25-26

Monday, January 10, 2011

Agnus Dei

We sang this song yesterday at church.

It's one of my favorites because of the words which have such meaning to them. Here are some of the lyrics.

Hallelujah, hallelujah
For our Lord God Almighty reigns
Hallelujah, hallelujah
For our Lord God Almighty reigns

Holy Holy
Are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
You are Holy
Are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
you are Holy

But it's also one of my favorites because of the way my husband sings it. Hubs has one of the most beautiful singing voices I have ever heard. I love to hear him sing.

He sang with the youth at church when he was younger and even sang at Hot Hearts. We also used to sing together in our church choir.

I wish I could have tape him singing this song. I was so moved. It was so powerful.

Hubs, thank you for blessing me yesterday with your singing. It meant more to me than you know.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


So yesterday while getting dressed R2 looks at me and asks if he can have a squirt of cologne.

I ask him why he needs a squirt of cologne. His response to me was so that he could impress the ladies.

Seriously, what ladies does a 5yr old need to impress?! But I caved and gave him one squirt.

Then he asked for odorant. Which translates to deodorant. I asked him what he needed deodorant for, because if couldn't say it then he couldn't wear it!

He replies to make sure his pits don't sweat and he smells good for the ladies.

OK, Kindergarten girls watch out...R2 is out to impress!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Angry Birds

So back in December, like it was so long ago, I got a new cell phone.


And now I can't quit playing Angry Birds. It's like crack.

The end.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I still miss her

Today has been two years since I wrote this post.

And I still miss her and think about her every day.

I love you Pam-Maw.

Monday, January 3, 2011


I hope everyone had a fantastic and safe New Year's Eve.

I also hope you had the fire work display we did! It was awesome, even if it did rain all day and most of the early evening.

We not only had ours but our neighbors went all out this year and kept popping and popping and popping. We figured they must have bought the firework stand out of artillery shells because R2 and I counted about 20 in row and then a few minutes later 20 more and then a few minutes later 20 more. This continued on for about an hour. And they also popped more the next night.

I hope each of you has a year full of love, family, great friends, and more wonderfulness that you could ever want. Happy New Year!