Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurrican Sandy

Funny how I am not in the path of this hurricane but yet I am directly affected. My cousin Lisa and her husband live in New York. They were told to evacuate but have chosen to stay. 

I feel a sense of deja vu.

I just talked to her about 30 minutes ago and they were finally getting hit with some pretty bad stuff. They live on the 4th floor of their apartment building and the lobby is completely flooded. 

They are experiencing brown outs and the cable/internet.

Again with the feeling of deja vu. 

So if you have a moment say a quick prayer for her and all of the others that will be affected by this storm. I would appreciate it and I know they will too.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Reasons Why I Am Not Mom Of The Year

A list if you will...

1. I didn't bring my camera to the football game and I missed the picture of A) R1 as captain. B) R1 playing both offense and defense in the 3-4 quarter of last nights game. C) R1 making a tackle last night. and D) R1 making a fumble recovery. DANG IT!

2. I forgot to pack R1 a towel to dry off with after his shower after football practice. 

3. I forgot to pack R2's glasses in his back pack. 

4. I didn't do laundry for a few days and R1 ran out of sleeping shorts. 

5. I told both boys on Tuesday night they could not snuggle me. I wanted a good nights sleep. Sad thing is I think I slept terrible.

6. I washed R1's cell phone in the washing machine. I my defense, he didn't take it out of his pocket. 

7. That's enough...

Y'all have a great weekend.   

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween Decor

Yes I'm still here just in case the three of you were wondering. I've just been busy trying to do homework, get everyone well, and keep the household running smoothly.

And since I have a ton of reading to do this week here is a list of few Halloween decorations I've been obsessing over. 

Thank you Pinterest!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Just A Little Braggin'

Yes I'm about to brag on myself. I know that sounds terrible but hey when you read this you won't blame me.

Two weeks ago I took a huge test for class. Like a timed test. Like we had one hour and twenty minutes to complete it and it took me one hour and thirteen minutes. I know nothing like cutting it close. 

Well I finally got my grade back. AND I MADE AN A!!!

GO ME!!!

See I told you, you wouldn't blame me for braggin'.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Duck Dynasty

One of my new favorite shows is Duck Dynasty. It comes on Wednesdays on A&E. If you've never seen an episode you should see at least one. 

It is full on entertainment. I promise you will be laughing for the entire episode.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My Thoughts On The Debate

Last night I turned on the debate. It took me all of 6.8 seconds to realize this was not going to be good. 

Here is what I put on Facebook: 
And this is why I can't watch crap like this...screaming at the TV like it's the world series, my team at bat, bottom of the ninth, bases loaded with two outs, winning run at third. Blood pressure is sky high.
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I knew I should have turned on the Yankees vs. Tigers game first.  Baseball is much more enjoyable to watch while screaming at the TV.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Congratulations Mike Modano

Well those of you who have been here for a while know that I love baseball but my second favorite sport is hockey. I know, I know, not your normal southern sport. But there is just something about it that I love. 


Last night in Dallas, Texas were the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductions. 

One of my favorite recently retired players from the Dallas Stars was inducted. 


Monday, October 15, 2012

Dear Cold

Well it's Sunday night and we are all still hacking and coughing. My ears are now stopped up too. My kitchen counter looks like a pharmacy with all the prescriptions. To be honest, I'm so sick of coughing and the rounds of medicine. 

Dear Cold,





Thursday, October 11, 2012

Yeah We Are Still Down For The Count

So R2 is still sick. It's been a long sickness for him. He has missed school for five days and even though we have his work, I'm worried about what he has been missing in the classroom. I don't want him to get behind.

His fever has finally gone down and his throat is no longer sore, his cough is still horrible. Also we are still on 4 different meds and breathing treatments too. I'm hoping we whip this thing by the weekend. 

And to top it off, Hubs is down to. He's been complaining of sinus issues for the past few days. And yesterday he got home from work and went straight to bed, at 4pm. 

So dear school, while I like you and love the teachers, please keep your germs to your self! We are dropping like flies in this house. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Art Of Straw Flatulence

Um yeah, you read that title right. 

The other day R1 decides he wanted to show Hubs and I something. So he took a regular drinking straw and stuck one end under his arm. Then he took the other and stuck it in his mouth. I immediately started thinking this isn't gonna be good. 

R1 one then proceeds to make for lack of a better term, farting sounds by blowing into the straw. Oh and then of course R2 and Hubs had to join in the action.

Why I immediately thought this hilarious I will never know.  I guess that's what happens when you live in a house full of boys. 

When I asked R1 where he learned this he name one of his friends who is one of five boys in his household including his dad. And that didn't surprise me either. That family is great but they sure can come up with some funny stuff. 

And just in case you want to see or need a tutorial for the Art of Straw Flatulence here you go...

Monday, October 8, 2012

It Was A Banner Weekend

Well out weekend started out with one of us down for the count. 

R2 stayed home from school on Friday. He was complaining his stomach hurt and he had that glassy eyed look as well. By that afternoon he was running a low temp. And of course there is always some kind of virus going around at school so I figured it was just a 24 hour thing. 

WRONG! And this is where I will have to give back my mother of the year trophy. 

R2 then started coughing. The deep wet hacking kind of cough. And his fever never went a way.  I should have taken him to urgent care on Saturday. But I didn't. Saturday morning we had a children's event planned at church and since I am the children's director I needed to be there. And to make it worse Hubs was in charge of games. We ended up tagging teaming so we each could spend some time at the event. 

It all went down hill Saturday night. R2 coughed and snorted all night long. And to make it worse every time he coughed he woke him self up. Saying it hurt and he couldn't go back to sleep. By the time Sunday morning came around I knew I was heading to Urgent Care as they opened at 8AM. 

R2 and showed up at Urgent Care at 8:07AM. Diagnosis...Strep and a sinus infection. One prescription for Amoxicillin and 55 minutes later we were headed home. And as of Sunday night he is still down for the count. To top it off, he was in the bathroom taking a bath and the next thing I know he is screaming he needs me. I go check on him and he is puking. But the best was he was in the bathroom but had manage to miss the toilet. G-R-O-S-S! But I cleaned him and the bathroom up and moved on. 

Also some where in there when he was feeling better R2 and his brother, R1 and their dad, Hubs, decided to do a little show of what they learned this week at school. The art of straw flatulence.  The art of straw flatulence is where you take a normal drinking straw and put it under your arm, right in the pit, and begin to blow until it makes a sound like someone with a very severe case of flatulence. I can only assume it's because I like in a house full of boys that I did not find this gross but rather hilarious. I asked my boys where they learned this and R1 replied oh from Landon M. Oh that explained it all. He is one of four boys in his house. Along with a crazy dad who puts stuff on Facebook everyday that makes me laugh out loud. So it was no surprise when Landon's name was said. 

The other thing that happened over the weekend was Hubs made the most amazing gumbo! I mean it was his best yet. If you haven't ever had gumbo...1.) you are missing out. And 2.) If you've never had Hubs' gumbo then you are REALLY missing out. 

So as you can see it was a banner weekend in our house. The boys learned the art of straw flatulence, Hubs made gumbo, and R1 threw up while in the bathroom and missed the toilet. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Let me start by saying that R1 did not get hurt last night, He played well. So prayers answered. And we also got our butts handed to us. 

But the opposing teams fans...OBNOXIOUS!

There was no other way to describe it. We had some friends whose son played for the opposing team so I went over there to say hi and catch up a bit since we hadn't seen each other since baseball. And the whole time I was over there the parents were screaming and yelling and blowing air horns. Totally obnoxious! And the longer the game went on the worse it got.

I kept thinking 1. this is a jr. high football game and 2. hello, you are winning! Have you not looked at the score board?

I'm so glad our fans do not act like that.  

Oh and next week we play my niece and nephews team. My niece is a cheerleader and she said she would cheer to her side but then turn on to the field and yell GO R1! My nephew is a year older so we will actually get to sit and enjoy watching him play. 

And that's it for the football report. We got home at 9pm and I'm exhausted. So night peeps. Sleep well. 

Yeah, I Still Don't Like It

Just so y'all know, I still hate the new blogger format. And I would really like to blame it for the reason I haven't been blogging or commenting as much. But that is only part of the reason.

And I was going to end it there but for some reason all this stuff in my head is just kinda spilling out and needs to be posted somewhere. So here it goes.

I admit it, I fell off the comment wagon. I love going to the blogs and I know I'm supposed to show some bloggy love and leave a comment, but..... I don't. I have no excuse, I won't even try to make one. It takes 3.8 seconds to leave a comment so why I don't has escaped me. 

Also life has kinda taken over here. School is back in which means homework. I don't really even know I mention this because Hubs is the one who usually helps the boys. He and boys get home before I do so they do what they can and they are almost always done by the time I walk in the door. 

Also R2's school work is requiring more attention. Y'all know he has dyslexia and that word is enough to make me twitch. Just kidding. No I'm not. Not because he has it but because of the extra work it takes to make sure he understands it and gets done with what he needs to do and then making sure it is correct. R2 has to work harder and has more to do than R1 ever did in the second grade. Positive side, we are getting through it. 

My English class is going well. I'm doing OK and have my first major test this week. We've had five quizzes and to be honest, I bombed one. Kinda got me discouraged but I bounced right back the next week and made a hundred. So I must have been off the other night. Also it doesn't help that we only have five questions and you also only have five minutes to take it.FIVE MINUTES. Twitch. So that's one minute per question. Twitch. So no pressure. Ha! I'm going to try and do my test this weekend. At least I have an hour and twenty minutes to take it. 

R1 has a big game Thursday. We are playing a school known for the their football program. And their 7th grade boys always look more like high school kids or grown men. So believe me when I say I'm covering R1 in prayer. I want him to have fun and win. But I want him safe and free from injury more. 

Well that's it, brain is empty.

Peace out!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Football Bug

Most of you have been around here for a while know that I'm not much of a football person. Baseball yes, Hockey yes, football not so much.

So this year R1 decided to play football. He has several weeks of practice under his belt along with two winning games. Two weeks ago I came home to find R1 and Hubs sitting in front of his computer watching the video of each one of R1's plays. They sat that way for over an hour. 

And then to top it off, football has also dominated the TV. The Texans, Florida, A&M, and other game they find on.

I'm so proud of him. It's gonna take some getting used to but I love watching him play!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Meatball sandwichs

The other day I was looking around on Pinterest. To be honest, I hadn't been on it in a while and I was really looking for something that I had pinned some time ago. 

But when I went to the site, these meatball sandwiches just popped out at me. So I pinned them thinking this would be a quick easy meal for sometime in the future. Little did I know it would be the near future. 

I was telling Hubs about them and he said that sounded like a great meal to try out Sunday night. So guess what we had last night for dinner...

Meatball sandwiches. And they were yummy! Thanks Pinterest.