Monday, February 27, 2012

Ben and Ida

This past weekend my cousin Lisa from New York came to visit us.

And she brought with her an entire tote bag full of old family pictures. We spend a few hours on Friday night and Saturday night looking at each one. What precious memories these pictures were for me. I didn't have any pictures of my paternal grandparents and now I have a ton of them. I'm so happy she let me keep some. Some of these pictures dated all the way back to the 1920's.

There was also plenty of other memorabilia to. Letters to grandmother from my grandfather, a Western Union Telegram, and a wedding program. (that was pretty darn cool for the 1920's if I do say so myself.)

Ben and Ida on their wedding day 1938.

A Western Union Telegram that my grandfather sent to my grandmother on their anniversary as a surprise. Notice the date: June 29, 1942.

My grandparents at a dinner party.

My grandfather at the bar he owned circa 1940. His nickname was Tiger.

My grandma. She was a snazzy dresser.

Ben and Ida. What a beautiful couple.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fashion Friday-maybe

So while shopping the other day I thought about the several blogs that do fashion on Fridays.

They do a great job but for women like me I tend to sometimes fall in the larger size category. So I thought about posting plus size clothing.

Here's my first shot at it, it might be my last but we'll see.

Chambray blouse

This would be cute with some white capris in the summer.

Ruffle cardigan with jewel applique tank
This would be great with some jeans and boots.

Asymmetric peasant top

Floral ribbon print dress

Silver Aiko boot cut jeans
These are great jeans.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hibachi style Valentines

Last week for Valentine's Day I was sick. Sick as in I didn't want to do anything but sleep.

And that is pretty much what I did. That and ruin what Hubs had planned for the night.

Sorry babe.

But he was great about it and just postponed it all till Thursday.

I came home to find the garage was shut and it would not go up. The first thought was OK great the power's out but there were lights on inside. Then the next thought was the garage door was broken.

So I walked around to the front door where I was met by two boys and a sign on the front door inviting me into a restaurant named after our neighborhood.

When I stepped into the hallway, Hubs met us with his dress clothes on and asked if he could take my purse and if we wanted a table or a booth. I almost said booth but we don't have one of those in our house. Although, I would love one of those cute little breakfast nooks in the kitchen.

The three of us sat down at the dinning room table and our waiter, Hubs, came and took our drink order and gave us menus. When he came back with our drinks he proceeded to set up our griddle. He was going to cook dinner hibachi style.

One of your favorite local restaurants is a hibachi grill. They have the best soup, sushi, and rice.

Hubs out did himself. He even made the volcano like the restaurant does.


Monday, February 20, 2012


I don't even know where to start this post so I'll just start rambling.

I'm feeling better, finally. I was beginning to think I might have to go back to the doctor but I started to feeling better Saturday.

I've told y'all about a family that I have known most of my life.

31 years.

I used to babysit for Debbie and Cliff. They had three girls, Christi, Tammy, and Robin.

I love this family, they are my extended family. The girls are now married a have children of their own. We have remained close over the years and I a
m thankful for that.

Debbie's youngest brother, Ray and I are the same age. I always remembered how much the girls loved him when they were younger.

Debbie called me last week to tell me Ray was in the hospital. His liver and kidneys were shutting down and he was in ICU.

Saturday, one week later, she sent me a text message to tell me Ray had lost his battle. My heart hurts so much for this family.

Christi said this and I think it's perfect.
Sometimes the path we think people should have in order to be happy isn't anything close to the path God has actually set for them. I feel Ray was the battleground for a nasty tug of war between Jesus and the Devil. I know Jesus won.
Rest in peace Ray. You will be missed.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I'm beginning to hate shots that make me feel better

So Yes I'm still sick.

I went to the doctor and I have a sinus infection, which has lead to drainage down the back of my throat, (like you wanted to know that) and my throat is also infected, and so are my ears.

I didn't know my ears were infected I just knew I couldn't hear out of them. Everything was sounding muffled.

So two shots, which by the way, were very painful and one prescription later I'm hopefully on the road to recovery.

I've never had two shots that hurt so much. One shot was Rocephin. It's what I call the miracle shot. The only bad thing is it is a thick shot and it hurts going in. It burns and then where I got the shot hurts for two-five days after. The second shot I got was an steriod shot. It burned so bad I don't even want to recall it for y'all.

So two shots in two hips.

I'm done! Literally.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I'm sick

So the past few days I've been feeling under the weather.

Actually that has been and understatement. I feel like crap.

It started Sunday morning after we had spent the entire day Saturday at the ball park. The boys had try outs and it was cold and windy.

So I woke up Sunday with a head full of junk. Now my ears are stopped up and my right eye won't quit watering. My nose is running yet it is stopped up too.

Can someone please explain that last part to's running yet I can't breathe out of it.

Anyway, I've taken Mucinex-D, a gallon of water, Advil, Sudafed and a host of other stuff.

And here is where I become a fortune teller...I see a trip to the doctor in my future, my near future.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A meme

My sweet bloggy friend, Amy, tagged me in a meme.

I have to admit, I'm not a good meme pass on-er type person. I like to answer the questions but I have the hardest time picking people to pass the meme on to. Amy even had some great questions for me and the other people she chose to answer.

I can answer the 11 questions and I can even create 11 random facts about me but I don't know if I can come up with 11 new questions and the pass them on to just 11 people.

Here's my best shot.

The Rules:
  • Post these rules
  • You must post 11 random things about yourself
  • Answer the questions set for you in their post
  • Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
  • Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them
  • No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people!

My Questions for me to answer:
  1. What was your most embarrassing moment? I was a freshman in high school and I would sit in the cafeteria every morning with my boyfriend. The cafeteria was sunken down and one morning when I was walking down the steps I slipped. purse spilled out, books went flying. It was a nightmare!
  2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? Anywhere with no humidity!
  3. Do you regularly dust your blinds? If you call regularly once every 2-3 months then yes.
  4. What do you like best about yourself? I've always said my smile but only because my parents paid good money for it when I was kid.
  5. Do you have a celebrity crush? If so, who? Hello Matthew McConaughey. And no I do not acknowledge that he is engaged to Camila Alves.
  6. What is your favorite Bible verse? Right now I am in a Beth Moore bible study and we are working our way through the Psalms of ascent. And my favorite is Psalm 121:3. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber.
  7. Do you lie about your weight on your driver's license? Thank goodness my weight is not my drivers license but if it were, yes I would lie about it.
  8. What is your worst pet peeve? When my husband is home during the summer and he will place an empty coke can on the kitchen counter right next to the sink and right under the sink is the trash can. HELLO...Throw it away!
  9. Who is your favorite musician? Oh this is so hard. I have an eclectic taste in music. I like a lot of different artists from a lot of different periods.
  10. Do you return your grocery cart to the designated area? Most of the time yes.
  11. What would your ideal day entail? Some where laying in a hammock watching my children play. Oh yeah, after I have had a pedicure.
OK now for 11 random things about me.

1. I was born in a big city, moved to even a bigger city when I was 5 and then moved to small town when I was in my twenties.
2. I love my dog, Cookie. I really didn't want a dog when we got her. But I love her now and I will be devastated when she passes away.
3. I want to go storm chasing.
4. I love baseball! Ok maybe that's not so random.
5. I have OCD clean bathroom tenancies. But only at my house. I can't stand to see tooth paste all over the boys bathroom sink and I always wipe down the toilet every two or three days.
6. I'm scared that #5 will scar my children.
7. I like to plant flowers but I can't stand for dirt to be under my fingernails. Which is why I own about 3 pairs of gardening gloves.
8. I've made some great friends through blogging. Who would have ever thought!
9. I'm a terrible commenter. I used to leave comments all the time. I read the people on my blog roll everyday, but I rarely leave comments. And that's just wrong.
10. I have a deep rooted love for gummy coke bottles. I don't keep them in the house because I can't just grab a few. I would eat the entire bag in one sitting.
11. I have been blogging for 4 years. 4 years Hubs. He didn't think it would last 4 days. Just kidding.

OK that's it, my brain is dead from just trying to think of 11 random things. And I can't pick who to tag so I tag everyone.

You are it!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Best Commericals of Super Bowl XLVI

These were my favorite commercials for the Superbowl yesterday. What were yours?