Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Oh Where, Oh Where, Is the Weekend?

So, I have headache from hell. It hurts to move my eyes. I usually don't have issues with headaches, thankfully, because this BLOWS!

Today is Chip's 35th birthday. We are planning to go eat tonight and save the celebrating until the weekend, family and friends will be coming over for a cook out on Staurday. I haven't planned a party in a long time. I like trying to find the cheapest way to have a great get together. I am going to keep track of my spending so that I know what to plan on for future parties.

I have to drive to the Atlanta airport today...FUN FUN FUN. There's nothing I'd rather not be doing...especially with a headache. Hopefully, the drive is uneventful and I run into no traffic.

I am going to try and rest my eyes, if that is possible at work. Work is starting to suck already and we aren't even halfway through the summer. The lack of communication around this joint is embarrassing. People do not do what they say they will do. Irritating and tiresome. I have recognized the fact that this place will forever be managed the way it is, nothing will change from year to year. Why should it?

My goal is to be able to stay home with Hayden, I will work towards that. Keep my focus. I have to come up with an idea to make some serious money. Any thoughts?

My mood is not so good, due mostly to my headache. I will end this post for now, or else I may end up sticking my foot in my mouth.

Friday, June 20, 2008


My Daughter, I Love...

...her toothless smile
...her rat tail and mohawk
...the way she plays with her fingers when I feed her very early in the morning, when she is half asleep
...when she rubs her eyes when she is tired her little body won't fit into her sleepers anymore (time for new ones)
...when she pulls her feet up and holds them
...her head when it is wobbily from holding it up so long
...bringing her to bed with us on weekend mornings
...the little brown spot on her left eye something that makes her smile one minute can piss her off the next
...that she sleeps at least 10 hours and only wakes up one time to fill her tummy (knock on wood)
...that she is ours

Other Loves...

Lightening Bugs
My Front Porch
Handmade Anything
The Color Green
The Color Purple
Folgers Coffee
Yard Sales
My Engagement and Wedding Rings

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

FL Bound!

So...tomorrow is the day that I have been looking forward to for over a month now. I love when life offers you the opportunity to have something to look forward to. It makes me smile.

We leave Chattanooga at 11:40 and will be in FL around 1 ish. So, that means we should be on the beach by 2:30 at the latest. This will be Hayden's first of many trips to the beach. I am excited to see how she takes to the sand and sun and the water. I don't plan to put her in the ocean, but she will get in the pool and I think she will love it (she enjoys her bath, that may mean absolutely, I will find out). I'll let you know how that goes. I also have to coordinate my meeting up with my mother in law so that she can see Hayden, she hasn't see her since she was born. I have a shitload to accomplish while I am there for 3 short days. Wish me luck!


While driving to work on Tuesday I smacked into a mailbox in the Caddy. OH SHIT! I have come very close to colliding with this box several times over the past 2 years but have been fortunate...I guess. I swear I was sober as hell, and yes, I hit a mailbox. What can I say? I did find the mirror that shattered, it is of no use to the car now. I suppose I will replace it with a cheap mirror that is not all fancied-up, one that doesn't move when I push buttons inside the car. Better luck next time. I'm actually quite pissed at the folks who allow their box to hang over into the street. My tires never left the pavement, swear it! If it wasn't such a backwoods road I would have complained to the owner. What am I to do, bang on the farmer's door and demand he move his mailbox back a foot or so?


Chip called me at work yesterday and told me to guess who he just had a visit from? HMMMM... Hell if I know. We live in BFE so any visitor is surely to just be broke down on the road and in need of a phone or lost, right? NO! The Murray County Animal Control folks decided to creep by while neither of us were home. Apparently the advertisement on Chip's truck lead them to his website which lead them to our home. They felt it was their duty to check out our facility, seeing how we house 12 dogs, I mean, world-class Rottweilers. Now that I think about it it seems like people are out to find faults in others, not the good that might actually be staring them right in the face. They left a notice on the door informing Chip that the dogs had no outside shelter and that the water in their huge barrel was hot. He was instructed to call immediately upon returning. He did so and invited the trespassers to come back by so that they could sort out the issues. Well, minutes later 4 officers show up yielding the infamous dog-catching noose. Little did they know, not 1 of our children were coming within range of being hitched up and hauled off. WOW! I hate to do this but it is almost time to leave work...(YES! I killed an hour!)
To make a long story short, they ended up being very impressed with our facility and commended Chip for his care of the dogs. They went on to gush about the cleanliness of the kennel, temperature of the kennel, and health of the dogs. Chip is so proud, as he should be. I don't know another human being on Earth who cares for their animals like he does. Our Rottweilers have it made! If I weren't a living, breathing, human, I wouldn't mind being one of Chip's bitches...oh wait, I already am. HAHA!

Have a good one!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I am beginning to wonder if anyone will ever read my blog. I am not advertising so it will be pretty hard to find I suppose. I am not going to take it personal. I will continue to post and record my experiences as I see fit.

Baby Talk:

Hayden has been in a not-so-good mood since Sunday. She is distractable but not for long. We think she is teething, hope she is, so that we have an explanation for her behavior. I have already pointed out the fact that she gnaws her fist and fingers and drools non stop. These among other reasons make us believe we will see a tooth within the next month. "They" say that the actual tooth may not make an appearance for a month after the process of teething starts. FUN! I sympathize with Hayden, I do. I'm sure she has no clue what is going on and is coping the best way she can. Bottom line: We better see a tooth or else.

Weekend Talk:

Last weekend, no, the weekend before that, we planned to take the boat out. I got a call from my mom at 9:30 PM the night before telling me that it wouldn't start. So, no boating action. I forget what we ended up doing to pass the time. Something forgettable. I am looking forward to the retry that will happen in a few days time. Lookout people, here we come, and we are riding in on a Chariot (please see above photo). Can't wait!!