Monday, September 22, 2008

This & That

Surprise...surprise! You ever worry about something that is going to happen only to find that there was never any need to worry? Everyday, right? Well, I am proud to say that my husband has put my mind at ease. He has taken on the responsibility that is Hayden. He is her daytime caregiver, has been since last Monday. I must say he is doing an awesome job, or so it appears from the outside. Hayden is in one piece when I get home so all is well in my world. Daddy appears to be in one piece as well, at least physically, I can't speak for his mental or emotional state, although I firmly believe he handles our little angel better than I could. His tolerance level for certain things is greater than far.

So, as of a couple of weeks ago, Hayden crawls. She is everywhere! The knees of her pretty and pink flannel sleeper are black to prove it. The cuffs are as well, revealing that her hands and knees take her around the entire house. What's next? Cruising? Oh my! She is pulling up on anything she can wrap her fingers around. She holds the table with one hand and reaches for her toy mimi sent with the other. Fascinating, to her and to us. If she ever figures out how to balance her weight she's off. Much to our fear and delight. How scary it is to think our baby will walk soon, but how great it is to not have to tote her sweet baby body around. Before too long we'll be all come over here Hayden, and come she will, on her own, very soon. Fat feet and all.

Today brings us the first day of Autumn. I absolutely love this time of year. It brings about the feeling of change, something new and different in the air. I really feel into the season this year. We are experiencing a change in the air, crisper, cooler. Very sweet weather. I feel like there is much to look forward to, to anticipate. Hayden is probably the reason for that. Over the weekend I brought out all of our Fall decorations, you know, the leaves, the scarecrows, the pumpkin lights, all the burnt orange, moss green, eggplant get the glow. The colors of the season are my favorite! I realized after doing so that I would have to downsize my display of all things seasonal. My living room is now off limits because of Hayden, please see above paragraph regarding crawling and cruising. So, the dining room and kitchen are fair game. I figure what will happen will be this: 2 months will pass, December will be right around the corner, and I will still have a shitload of orange, green and purple leaves, scarecrows, and pumpkins waiting to be put to use, taking up space on the dining room table. I will then wrap them all back up just in time for the berry red and winter green, the lights and Christmas tree, stockings and...

AWESOME!...Hayden gets a stocking this year! This just occurred to me.

Mission: Find cutest, prettiest, most gorgeous baby stocking out there, this translates to shopping, of course:-) I also plan to send personalized Christmas cards with a family picture this year, hell I do every year, plan to send them that is, I never actually get around to it. This year will be different though, it will be. The trick is to plan ahead, get started early. So, as soon as my bangs grow out, bangs that I let my mom cut (what was I thinking?), we'll get right on it!

In other anticipatory news, starting Friday at 3:00 I am on vacation! Hallelujah!

Friday: Lucinda is at the Bigou in Knoxville, I will be there with my mom and Myra.
Sunday: Hayden has an appointment to have her picture taken (I made a tutu for the occasion).
Vacation all next week.
Next Friday: Husband and I are off to Nashville for 3 days, 2 nights. We are going to see Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Wynona, and some others at the Opry. We've never been to Nashville and plan to have a great time.
October 6th: Back to work, our anniversary, 1 whole year married (16 years later). Wow! Seems like just yesterday we were in school and one of us was wearing dork-ass overalls. I won't point fingers but that someone has no breasts and didn't birth a baby in February.

~ No pictures this post as I am not at my computer and do not have access. Seriously! No, I am not embarrassed of my hair, stfu!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Myspace & Porn...Yummy!

"There is a reason the government banned Myspace."

This is what I was told by works IT guy last week. My computer has been acting out and he is quite sure Myspace is the culprit. I can not disagree as I am not an IT guy or girl and I would have no business claiming it wasn't. If something goes wrong with my computer I blame it on Myspace, why not? I certainly am not to blame. I was told that my computer has a massive amount of trash on it. After talking with the IT guy about what sites are commputer-wreckers I believe my problem is indeed Myspace. I do not download music and things of that nature so...

While talking with the IT guy he mentioned that he is monitoring the users on the server, that means me. Apparently, a few weeks ago someone had been looking at porn (black and Latino to be exact) on the Internet. He traced it back to my computer. Now, I can assure everyone that I was not checking out black and Latino men and women on the Internet at work. What I do at home is my business;-) I work with quite a few Mexican men that do have access to my computer. So, I think we pretty much figured out how the porn popped up on the server. Who, exactly, remains a mystery, and to be honest, I couldn't care less which one of them it was. I gave them a little heads up (no pun intended) so that they would restrain from such naughty behavior in the future. To make a long story short, no more Myspace or porn allowed at work. Shucks! I thought that is what everyone did at it not? I wasn't told or asked not to log on to Myspace, I just figured it would be the best thing to do. The IT guy is going to come and clean out my computer anyway and I don't want to contract an infectious virus afterwards. Ridding my only source of daily entertainment of bad stuff only to load it back up again just doesn't make sense. So, the No Myspace rule has officially started. I technically should have started it Monday , and I actually did follow the rule Monday, but Tuesday I broke down. I logged in to upload a cute picture of my daughter for all to see. Truth be told, I logged in today too. I had to. I had to upload several more pictures and a video that just had to be posted immediately! You know what I'm saying, I know you do.

Yesterday, as I was making my blog rounds I stopped at Sundry Mourning, like I always do. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this mama and her words. She is a gifted writer. So, I was reading through her archives and came across this entry:
In one of her reader's comments I came across this link:
Good God, why I clicked on it is beyond me. Do it, I dare you. I am going to assume your curiosity doesn't get the best of you and you don't click the link. What did I find, nothing but PORN! Great. We all know why. Yes, I was at work and yes, I was on my computer, the computer that is being monitored for such things as...PORN! How was I to know that a site called Watch Me Pee was porn-related? God, I feel like a pervert now that I am retelling the story. I have no excuse as to why my curiosity did get the best of me. I suppose I could say that the entry Linda wrote along with the reader's comment enticed me to open the link. Why would the damn reader post the link anyway? I will blame that person should anything come of my visiting a porn site from my work computer. I specifically asked if reading blogs would be an issue and was told no, well, reading blogs and clicking links obviously is an issue. So, I'm trying to fly under the radar this week, I'm not doing a very good job. In one day I visited the forbidden Myspace and watched porn. One of those I did by choice, the other, not so much. Thankfully, the IT guy hasn't cleaned my computer yet. Thankfully, he is busy writing code for our website and can not be disturbed. I promise to try harder to follow the rules. I promise that yesterday was the last day I feed my addiction to Myspace and my secret curiosity for porn, whether it is black and Latino or watching someone pee!!