By George I think we've got it!

 Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Taylor got many wonderful presents for her b-day and Christmas! Thanks to her Parraine and SM- (who by the way has started her own blog! Check it out here.) Tay got a miniature Dora ball pit! When she comes home from school she makes a beeline into the ball pit! On the sides of the ball pit are pictures of Dora, Boots, Benny, and Isa (if you don't know who these characters are, consider yourself LUCKY!) and Tay must share everything with these guys. She brushes their hair, she feeds them parts of her dinner, offers them drinks with her sippy cup. It is rather cute!
Big Poppa, Little Mama and Baby Mitch gave Tay a baby doll with clothes for her b-day and she loves her doll! We are working on the changing of the clothes, Tay prefers her doll to be naked! Whatev...the other day I wanted to see if Tay was ready to give Baby Doll a name

Me: Tay do you love your baby doll?
T: Yesh
Me: What is your baby doll's name?
T: George
Me: George?
T: George!
Me: Your baby doll's name is George?
T: Yesh-
Me: Uh...Ok...?!? George it is!

What the Fuck?! Where did she even hear the name George? None of the kids in her class at school are named George! I have racked my brain trying to figure out if any of the cartoons she watches have a George. Dora-no, Mickey-no, Wow Wow Wubzy-no, Wonder Pets-no, Winnie the Pooh-no, she's never seen Curious George, (shut up I know she watches a lot of T.V.) and I cannot for the life of me figure out where the name George originated!
OK.. Ladies and Gentlemen we now have a naked baby doll named George at our house. She totally refers to the baby doll as George. We were going to bed last night and she wanted George to go to bed with her! STRANGE!! I think George is a girl, but Hubby is convinced that George is a boy!
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Isn't he/she cute!!
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What have you done?

 Sunday, December 28, 2008

PhotobucketI swiped this from Jori who swiped it from Tiaras & Tantrums; the ones I've done are in bold . . . What have you done?
I admit that I am doing this because I am tired and want to go to bed! I will post all about the slumber party we had Saturday night! Tay actually made it through an entire meal in a restaurant! *gasp*

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower (Thanks Hubby for getting up with me!)

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/Disneyworld

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning (Recently: not fun)

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train (class trip to Washhington, D.C-24 hrs on a train!)

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked (stupid bronco!)

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language (I am learning Taylor-nese from my daughter)

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (does anyone ever?)

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung Karaoke (Does drunk at Cat's Meow on Bourbon count?)

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (Honeymoon in Jamaica)

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (and eaten a shit load of them)

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (ALL of them)

70. Seen the Lincoln Memorial in person (D.C. is one of my favorite places)

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle ( memories)

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. visited the White House (Was not impressed)

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous (Does it count if it happened before they were famous? went to the same summer camp as Reese Witherspoon, in Tenn.)

92. Joined a book club (would love too, but don't think I would be able to make the meetings!)

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee (and lost my canoe paddle trying to avoid them!)

100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own (duh!)

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The day after...

 Friday, December 26, 2008

Whew! Christmas is over! We had a pretty calm Christmas around here! Of course we did our traditional running around to the various g'parents house Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Tay racked up! Her birthday is just before Christmas so Hubby and I wait to see what she gets for her b-day before buying Christmas presents! I do have to say that we are pretty good at keeping it tame! It is a lot easier when you don't have the moola to spend! Ha. She received a Little People twirl and dance castle thing. It is all pink and purple and she LOVES it! Thanks to Santa she now has a table just her size with 2 chairs and a drawer! She LOVES it and keeps referring to it as Tay Tay's table! She also got some really cute clothes, some new puzzles, and the list goes on and on! She put on a Santa hat for about 10 minutes and we took no less than 100 pictures in that 10 minutes!




This was before she decided to bite her cousin Emma! Tay was THAT child at Christmas. You know the one that every member of the family is saying to themselves, "why can't they control their own child!" I swear we do not teach Tay to beat up people, she just does. She bit Emma so hard that you could see the imprint of ALL of her teeth! Later in the day she deicided that it would be fun to kick her 9mos old cousin everytime she went by her! I don't know where she learns this shit! Other than her attacking her cousins she was pretty good!

We did these "cracker" things that have prizes and jokes inside. Also inside are these paper crowns. So of course we all put them on and looked like a bunch of assholes! But it was lots of fun! Notice: I am not in any of the pictures!! Heehee...But Tay does look cute in her crown!






Here is the Carty Party of Three! This is one of my favorite pictures of us, even though it is a little blurry! All in all we had a very Merry Christmas and there are lots more pictures to post, which I will save for tomorrow! And I will tell you all about the BEST present I received this year!

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I will try and do better!

 Thursday, December 18, 2008

I have been going to bed so early lately, plus I haven't been able to come up with anything intelligent to post about so I haven't! There goes my 31 in 31, right out the F-ing window! I saw this at MamaDawg and had to continue the fun. I was laughing so hard I think my co-workers now know for certain that I am quite insane! I even snorted a couple of times. See if you can make it all the way through without a chuckle, snort, or a sprint to the potty! I bet you can't!
Possibly on the funniest things I have seen in a LONG time! Go HERE!! NOW!!
Longer post tomorrow, or later today!

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Writer's Workshop Wednesday.

Today is Thursday so MamaKat is asking for us to turn in our homework!

Dear Santa,


My list is short and sweet if I could just have this one small thing I think my life would be complete.....A Housekeeper! I cannot possibly keep up with my daughter who only has one speed FAST, and the amount of dog hair that sheds from my 70lb black lab every second of every day! Plus, I admit, I would much rather read a book with Tay or watch Gossip Girls, Californication, Amazing Race, 90210, or Prison Break than scrub the shower!

Also, if you can find it in you to give me some tips on how to bring a 2 year old to the mall. Yes, my child is that child. You know the one that is running through all of the stores at full speed, laughing like it is the most fun they have had EVER! She refuses to sit in the stroller, hold hands with mom or dad, or let us carry her. I apologize to everyone who was at Lakeside Sunday. It was us!
Thank you! See ya next year!

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You have taught me......

 Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What a wild ride these past two years have been! I can only imagine what the rest of your life will hold for us! You arrived 10 days early then decided that you wanted to stay at the hospital a little longer than Mommy! I do have to say that the NICU nurses taught me so much stuff while they were taking care of you! True story: I went in for a feeding and the nurse told me to go ahead and change your diaper while they were getting you ready to be unhooked from the machine! I just stood there very unsure what to do. The nurse gave me a look like "Oh, you are one of those!" I told her I was not sure how to do that! She was very understanding and gave me a brief tutorial on how to change your diaper, how to clean the cord (YUCK), a little trick of putting the new diaper under the dirty diaper before changing-just in case (that one totally came in handy) and a couple of other things I have already forgotten. Honestly, your diapers were the first I have changed and you were the first infant I have ever held. Thanks for being my guinea pig!
The first 3-4 months of your life, I will admit, I was not at my best! If you would have just stopped crying for about 30 minutes I might not have had those thoughts! Which we will discuss at a later date! One thing I did get right was the breastfeeding! It was during these times that we were most in sync, other than when you were sleeping across my chest at night! When I was nursing you, A.) I knew what I was doing (boob goes into mouth) and B.) you were quiet. If only we could have just stayed in that position for 4 mos.
Your Daddy was a HUGE help during those early months! I can only hope that you find a man as wonderful and understanding as your Dad. I hope you don't have Daddy issues, like most girls, but I just want you to always know that there is someone out there who was made to give you exactly what you need when you need it, just have Faith! He would get home from working 9-10 hours, take you and let me either shower or sleep a little bit until you were ready to be fed again! Seeing as he doesn't have boobies he couldn't really help out this way! But he did get up with US at night when you refused to sleep. You thought it was more fun to scream and cry than sleep. (BTW I am still catching up on all the sleep I missed, thank you very much!) You also refused to sleep in the dark. I am convinced it was from being in the NICU and always having the lights on, but for about 6 mos you REFUSED to sleep unless the lights were on! So Dad and I learned to sleep with the lights on. It really is not that hard if you are EXHAUSTED!
Once the Colic was finally over-you were a pretty ok kid to be around! You never really crawled. You went from rolling over to "crawling" on your hands and feet. Much easier and faster than using your knees! Once you mastered this you went straight to pulling up and walking, AT 10 MOS old; and you have not slowed down since.
I am not the mushy type of person, even though I cry at EVERYTHING! But I could not pass up this moment on your 2nd birthday to let you know how much I LOVE being your Mommy!
You have taught me so many things about myself that I will be forever grateful to you.

~You have taught me how to be a better person.
~You have taught me how to have patience.
~You have taught me how to laugh at the smallest things.
~You have taught me how to see the world through new and curious eyes.
~You have taught me to appreciate my own mother & father in a way I never considered before.
~You have taught me that it is possible to function on 30 minutes of sleep.
~You have taught me that Colic-Ease is the best stuff in the world for a colicky-baby!
~You have taught me to not take things for granted.
~You have taught me that sometimes just being me is enough.
~You have taught me that I CAN DO IT!
~You have taught me that it is okay to accept help from other people.
~You have taught me to laugh at myself.
~You have taught me that pee, poop, spit up, and throw-up are not the be all to end all!
~You have taught me that I am more like my mother than I would care to admit!
~You have taught me how to love unconditionally!
~You have taught me how to be a MOMMY!

Thank you Tay for choosing me to be your Mommy and thank you to the Big Man upstairs for allowing this miracle to happen in the first place.
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Happy Birthday Tater Tot!

 Monday, December 15, 2008


Dee Dee made this wonderful cupcake cake for Taylor! It was oh so good! Thanks Dee Dee!

Today is Tay's 2nd Birthday! Everyone says that it goes so fast and I really didn't believe them until I was actually living it myself! Some days I feel like Wow it really has gone by fast and other days I think they can't go by fast enough. We had Tay's Birthday Party on Saturday and she had a BLAST! We did a Dora themed party! Dora seems to be the IT girl, for the moment, so that is what we went with! I picked up some favors for the kids that came to the party, bubbles, play dough, stickers, etc. It all came from the Dollar Store-love this place! We did some decorations, streamers, Dora plates and napkins, just enough to make it themed without making the house look like it threw up Dora! Tay seemed to have a GREAT time playing with all the girls that came to the party! For a while little Mitch was the only boy, we always knew he was going to be a ladies man! Moose did arrive later to help sway some of the attention his way. Not that Mitch couldn't handle all those ladies himself!

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We let the older kids decorate their own cupcakes. The girls had a great time decorating. Tay even decorated two. She did not get as creative as some of the older girls, but she did enjoy it!


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These pictures do not even come close to showing how much sugar was actually piled up on the cupcakes or how big of a mess it was!
The bigger the mess the more fun! Right?


Taylor is getting her first present of the day! A Dora doll from Pop Pop and Dee Dee! We had to break out this present early because little missy did not want to leave the banner with Dora alone. She wanted to carry it around; like she did with a Dora cup and napkin for a full 20minutes! Tay got so much cute stuff for her Birthday! We, ahem, she got some really cute clothes. A couple of things with Dora on them. Definitely a hit! She got a Dora puzzle, a Dora book, Dora for the tub, some Little People figures along with an RV and SUV, and a great baby doll with clothes she can change! She even has a Nu-Nu like Tay. Not to be out done by anyone Sissy got her niece the BEST present of the day! Tay got her very own digital camera! (Maybe now she will leave mine alone) It is one of those pink Fisher Price cameras that can go through hell and back and still survive. Sissy is a photographer so of course Tays first camera had to come from Sissy! The older girls had a blast taking pictures with it! Once I figure it out I will definitely post some pics to see the party through the eyes of a child! (Ms. Wilson-Phish I will need your permission to post pics of your girls on here)


We had to look at the Dora book before we could go any further!





It is weird to me to say that I have a two year old daughter! Sometimes I feel way to young/immature to have someone completely dependent upon me and Hubby! It has been a life altering ride we have been on for the last two years. So many AMAZING things has happened in the 2 past years that I am so EXCITED to see what the future holds for us all!

Tomorrow I will post "A letter to Tay!"

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 Friday, December 12, 2008

Monday is Tay's 2nd Birthday so we are having her party tomorrow!! Hopefully if I am not too tired from all of the festivities I will post some pics but until then.....
Enjoy this...We had a TON of sneaux by Louisiana standards!!

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P.S. this is also one of my foavorite Christmas movies!



 Thursday, December 11, 2008

It is SNOWING in south Louisiana! I will post pics later but just wanted to give an update on the SNOW!!! Lots of it and it is sticking on the ground!!!

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 Wednesday, December 10, 2008


This picture was taken at the Ball we went to last month! After one too many cocktails The Colonel thought it would be a good idea for Sarge to wear this with his tux! No, they are not hiring!

Yesterday was The Sarge's actual Birthday but I dedicated yesterday to his wife, Re. She needed it a little more, sorry Sarge!
Sarge I am so glad that you came into Re's life when you did. I will be totally honest I was a little skeptical when y'all first met. Re called me and said I met someone. Well, the last time she "met" someone when I was not around, well......... let's just say I was not impressed. She started to tell me about you blah, blah, blah, he's from The Burg, blah, blah, blah, he's a sarge, blah, blah , blah...WAIT ...DID YOU JUST SAY HE'S A SARGE? Yeah.... well ok?!, moving on, blah, blah, blah (you know how she can talk) he has a kid, blah, blah, blah, WAIT....DID YOU JUST SAY HE HAS A KID? Yeah...well ok?!, moving on, blah, blah, blah,....well Sarge you know the rest of the story. Needless to say I was thinking to myself this boy doesn't just have baggage he has an entire set of luggage, including a carry on and a garment bag! I was not living in the area at the time so the first time I met you and we all went out to that club...the mockingbird or whatever in the hell its name was at the time, and I saw you and Re shaking your ass on the dance floor I knew what she knew! YOU WERE THE ONE FOR RE!!!
You are a wonderful husband and friend to my bestest and I am so glad that you are there to help her stumble down bourbon! And pick her up (Even when I push her down!) Thank God she has someone in her life like you to keep her in line when I cannot be around!

I know this past year has sucked the BIG ONE, hopefully 2009 will be y'alls year! I love ya!
Check out what everyone else posted today!

angiescircus Mr. Linky is jacked up!
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I have no idea what The Colonel is doing in this picture but it was too funny not to post!



 Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only this meeting that a new world is born."-Anais Nin

Today is for Re.

Re and I met the first weekend in college and were inseparable for our entire college existence. (Except for my little vacation to SLU for a semester.) When you saw one of us you saw the other. (I know this drove her boyfriends crazy because I was always tagging along.) We were ALWAYS together. We lived together (Pulley, Panhell, Pepper Tree and Melba), we ate at the commons together, we napped and watched Punky Brewster together, we listened to sad and pathetic music together, we pledged our sorority together, we partied together, we discovered lemon drop shots together, etc., you get the idea. We have so many inside jokes that it would take me a life time to write them all down. ("But I'm a Criminal Justice Major", Look out the window and pretend that the car does not smell/sound like that!, "Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool)Weird thing is Re and I are about as opposite as you can imagine! Because of this we completely balance each other out. Here are a few examples:
~She cannot sit still long enough to watch an entire episode of Survivor. I could watch 8 hours of reality t.v. without moving. (pre-tay days).
~She did not drink beer the entire time we were in college. I could not get enough of it. (We now have been known to shotgun a few beers together.)
~She is loud (in a good way) and is usually in the middle of everything. I am quiet by nature and hate drawing attention to myself.
~She straddles the barricades at Mardi Gras. I prefer to watch from the back on top of my ice chest.
~She is a social butterfly. I prefer my little cocoon.
~She is nice to everyone and has a very warm personality. It takes me a while to warm up to people. People usually think I am a bitch because I am so shy.
~She is in the middle of the dance floor getting her groove on, whenever there is music. I must be at least 4 or 5 beers deep to even contemplate dancing!
~She does not go anywhere without her lipstick. I cannot go anywhere without my chap-stick.
~She is a skirt and heels type of girl. I am a jeans and flip-flops kinda girl.
~She was the one that ALWAYS had a boyfriend. I was the one that NEVER had a boyfriend.
~She loves me despite my moody, party pooper tendencies. I love her despite her loud obnoxious ass.
Being with Re reminds me of the person I use to be and the person I have become. She has always been there for me and I hope she can say the same for me. Even when the words fail us (because there are no words for certain situations) we know that we have each others back no matter what the world may throw at us! We have been best friends for so long that it is hard to remember what my life was like before I met her. And I don't want to imagine my life without her in it!
I could go on forever with this post, but I am making myself cry so I must end it now!
Re I love you!

Disclaimer: Sarge & Hubby we do love y'all and all that sappy shit, but this is a girl thang!
I will definitely post pics of us through the years as soon as I scan in some of the old ass pictures of us pre-digital camera days!
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I'm faking it!

 Sunday, December 7, 2008


Alright, it is Sunday night and we had a very FULL weekend so it is time for me to crawl into bed and play catch up with my Tivo. This is so a fake post so i don't get even further behind on my posting. I am, now 3 days short of my 31 in 31. Damn it to Hell! I probably should have given myself a free pass from having to post on the weekends, but i didn't think of that at the time!
Shhhh...I have two secrets!
Promise to post all about the weekend later.

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"I go through life like a Karate Kid..."

 Thursday, December 4, 2008

I am having a bit of a melt down lately and I am not sure how to deal with it so I decided to air out my so called dirty laundry! I am having a difficult time with my daughter's daycare. I understand that when she bites her "friends" that they must separate her from the rest of the class. But does this really involve sitting her in highchair while watching all the other children play outside. [OMG I JUST FIGURED OUT WHY SHE FUCKING HATES HER HIGHCHAIR!!! SHE THINKS IT IS PUNISHMENT! ] Now that she has bitten at least everyone in her class at least once she is now labeled "THE BITER" or "Little Piranha" as the teachers like to call her. Ha Ha real freaking funny. This and other problems have forced us kicking and screaming to find Tay a new daycare. I enjoy her going to daycare, she is learning a lot, she gets to bite...oops i mean....interact with other kids, and Mommy can go to work so we can have heat in the winter. I am just so worried about the Transition of a new daycare. When she went from the baby room to the one year old room. I thought we were gonna have to put a muzzle on her to keep her from biting everyone in the school. Or a cone around her head like a dog! I know that vampires are very stylish right now, but give it a rest Tay. Plus how do we know that the new daycare will be any better than the one she currently attends. I know everyone says to ask around. the problem is that I don't have anyone to ask. My boss has three boys one goes to a school that we could never afford and the other two stay at home with Mom! The only other people I know in town that have kids are SAHM. UGH!!!! I am so worried I cry sometimes trying to figure out what to do!


Anyhoo.... We will figure it out. So I tivoed a special on MTV and watched it last night! I feel terribly old when I watch MTV because it use to be my favorite channel and was on all the time, now I have to look in the guide to know what channel it is.
I watched Britney: For the Record, and I admit it I Liked it! I have this fascination with Ms. Spears, kinda like a train wreak, you wanna turn away but just can't stop watching! She will be here in New Orleans 3/3/09 and Hubby thinks I am crazy because I want to go!!
I know, I know, I know she is a wack job. She shaved her head, attacked paparazzi with an umbrella, was drugged up at the VMA's several years ago, revealed her naked VaJayJay one too many times, but the most heinous crime was pulling the barefeet in the gas station restroom. I can forgive a ton, but that is FREAKING NASTAY!!!

How do you go from THIS....

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I am not a Dr. and don't even play one on t.v. but I think she was suffering with a HUGE case of Post-Partum Depression. I mean, how could she not....after having those babies back to freaking back. Her hormones were way out of control. Throw in a wanna be for a husband-exhusband (whatever), being stalked by papparazzi everywhere she goes, needing a bodyguard to shop for tampons, not having any people around you that you can trust, feeling completely alone and then toss in a few controlled substances every now and again,.....okay, okay...all the time YOU WOULD CRACK TOO! I did not have all of that bullshit and I take my "crazy pills" everyday like a good little girl. Seriously if she had gotten the help she needed i.e., Lexapro--(that was for you Re) or Cymbalta then maybe she could have avoided the whole custody battle shit she is facing right now! I am not sure if it is because she is from Louisiana and attended the same dancing school I went to (Pre-mickey mouse club days) and i remember when her mom was preggers with Jamie Lynn, or if I just feel sorry for her, but I just want to see her succeed. I really and truly believe that she had no idea what she was geting herself into when she signed on the dotted line. At the beginning she was not mentally strong enough to handle it! (Obviously) I hope that as every day passes she gets stronger and stronger and surrounds herself with some trustworthy people. WOW..I just wasted a whole lotta time on some one I don't even know!
SHH.....Ihave a secret and it is a really good one! No, I am not preggers!

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Do you think Santa will bring my tickets? I have been naughty and nice!


Writer's Workshop Wednesday.

It is that time of the week again.....

PhotobucketIf you know me I watch ALOT of T.V. or the idiot box as Pop Pop likes to call it. So it was really hard for me to choose which reality show I would want to star in and why. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to star in AMAZING RACE! This show is WONDERFUL! If you have never seen it you should definitely check it out! The show takes couples; married, divorce, separated, newlywed, brother and sister, friends, etc. and they race around the world following clues as they go. They have also done a family edition where a family of four raced around the United States. (On this show the family from New Orleans actually came in last in their home town, are you kidding me?!)
Anywhoo...Hubby and I have always discussed what it would be like if we were to go on this show together! I am almost certain that it would not end well! (Can you say the big "D") He has a great sense of direction, I have none. I could get lost in my own home-and it is not that big. I get lost every time I go to a mall. It doesn't matter how big or small or even how many times I have been to that mall I ALWAYS get lost! Sissy has to give me directions everytime I go to her house or I will never find it! If there is a Ghetto around when travelling with me I will lead you directly to it! But, I must drive. This is part of my control freak charm. I feel as though I am in charge and in control when I drive. Riding with others just makes me nervous! This control freakness has led me to my one and only brush with the law! (and it was a very LARGE BRUSH) All because I would not let someone else drive. Dumbass.... I know! (That story will be saved for another day.)
~One of the wonderful aspects of Amazing Race is that you get to travel around the world and see parts of the globe that you as a tourist would not normally see! This would also introduce me to some truly fabulous cultures that I did not even know exist! At every "detour" and "road block" tasks must be performed to get your next clue. These can range from zip line across the Columbia River, to eating some interesting shit, to counting statues of Stalin and Lenin in Russia, bungee jumping off of a really tall building, to a dune buggy ride on a Brazilian beach! It sounds like so much fun!!
~The one and very difficult hurdle that I would have to jump over to be able to make it anywhere on Amazing Race, is my fear of flying! I HATE to fly! Again it goes back to my control issues. I have flown many times in my life and HATE it each and every time! The week before I must get on a plane I begin to worry. I am restless, I cannot sleep and my stomach is all jacked up....butterflies from hell. The taking off is the WORST part for me. I am not even going to describe what is going through my mind when we are taking off for fear of scaring the living shit out of all of you!! The landing is easy breezy because we have arrived at our destination....Thank God! And yes, I do pray the entire time. I always sit in the aisle seat, So I can see. Not really sure what I am seeing but I need to see. Ha. If I were to participate in the AMAZING RACE I would have to load up on Vicodin to make it through the plane rides across the globe! Just Joking...not really...or am I?
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I so wanted to do the writing assignment about my friends from high school. But I could not do it properly without pictures. So stay tuned......

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Oh....I haven't forgotten about Tay, a bed, and a piece of cheese....I know you can't wait to hear all about it!
I am only one short of my 31 in 31!


You are probably right....

 Tuesday, December 2, 2008

PhotobucketI have officially started getting my shit together for Tay's 2nd Birthday Party. It is less than 2 weeks away and I just bought the invites yesterday! They will go out in the mail today. I swear! We are having a Dora the Explorer party! Dora is her latest obsession so we are going with it! She has discovered Dora (somehow?) and now Elmo is so last month! But we do still carry Elmo with us everywhere. Elmo goes to Daycare with us, Elmo sleeps with us, Elmo may even make an appearance on our Christmas Cards. (We couldn't get the Damn thing out of her hands!) We just have to wait and see.
This past weekend we went to one of the many cousins of Hubby's that do not have kids to have a game night and play Wii. We kinda descended on them with all of our "stuff!" If you are a parent you know what kinda stuff I am talking about! (Juice cups, diapers, wipes, cherrioes, books-Dora of course, tea set, change of clothes, nu-nus, Elmo, etc.) I do have to say that Jiffany did an excellent job of babyproofing her house before we arrived, she even had the Christmas Tree blocked to prevent any temptations that Tay may have had. I walked in and did the "scan" that all moms of toddlers do when walking into a new environment! And only found one thing that needed to be placed in higher ground. I do have some great pics of Tay and her cuz P but of course I am doing this at work so I will have to post them at a later date! We did have a great time at Jiffany's house! She is always such a great hostess. Oh and her tree is fabulous! It is "alcohol" themed. They made their garland out of beer bottle tops! Their ornaments were mini champagne bottles, koozies, etc. It could have been very REDNECK, but it turned out really cute!
To address the naysayers that believe that I am going to have to do 7 or 8 blogs a day to keep up with the 31 in 31 are probably right! But at least I come by it honestly!

I'll give you a sneak peek into my next post....It invoves a certain little muchkin that lives with Hubby and I, a bed, and a piece of cheese. That is all you get...Always leave them wanting more.
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"We now return to our regularly scheduled program...."

 Monday, December 1, 2008

PhotobucketNow that the Thanksgiving holiday is over we are back to the same old routine. Sometimes the "routine" of everyday life can be comforting other times it is down right boring! Don't get me wrong I am thankful that I have a boring life. There are so many people out there that would give anything to have a boring day, because they face heartaches that are way beyond my comprehension.

We are in the process of locating a new daycare (what a pain in the ass-especially if you do not know any other mothers in town), planning Tay's 2nd Birthday party (in less than 2 weeks), purchasing &/or making Christmas presents (making--HAHA who in the hell am I kidding? I just pee peed a little), and trying to figure out what to do for New Year's. We have a VERY BUSY month a head of us.

Today is December 1st and I am going to try and do 31 posts in 31 days. I noticed on other people's blogs that they did 30 in 30 during November so I am going to give it a try this month! I am confident that I am not going to fail! I am making a commitment to you all the millions of adoring fans I have out there in blogland, that I will try my damnedest to blog everyday. If I cannot do it everyday then I will do it twice in one day! (Heads out of the gutter, please this is a family show!)

Anywhoo..Thanksgiving was good! We went to the in-laws for the big day. My g'ma in J town was in the hospital, so Dee Dee was with her. Therefore we did not have to make the 3.5 hour trip. (She is 91 or 92 years old...what isn't going to put her in the hospital?) Sissy had that dreaded stomach virus that EVERYONE is getting and Paw Paw had a fun day all to himself to wax the floors. We did have a belated Turkey Day on Sunday! Tay tried Cranberry Sauce and actually liked it. I guess she is more like her father than I care to admit! I won't touch that stuff. YUCK! Oh... and what is up with that shit under the marshmallows? (I just threw up a little in my mouth!) If you don't know by now, I am a very picky eater! I LOVED the fried turkey and the brown and serve rolls, and I even had some dressing!
QUESTION: what is the difference between Sweet Potatoes and Yams? I don't eat either, just a wonder why!

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