Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Screw waiting until Friday for BITS!

Had a Ford Windstar for not even a month and the transmission takes a shit! Yesterday!
It sucks to be me!

It is taking every ounce of "remain calm" I have to not find a bat, no a chain saw, and go to town on the fucker!
Does that make me crazy?

Why me, why us (my little family)?

I know, I know, GET OVER IT!

I'm trying.

Basically, I am helpless. I can't rebuild a damn transmission. I can bitch though, but that gets old too.

It could be worse, I know this.

In my head: "At least you have a van."

What is a damn van if it won't drive?

So, no I don't have a van.


Friday, January 22, 2010


Sent to me via cell phone.

Things I learned living in GA:

1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
I've seen more road kill in the past four years than I have my entire life, damn skunks!

2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in GA.

3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in GA.

4. If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite ya.

5. 'Onced' and 'Twiced' are words.
Crazy enough, I actually hear twiced way more than I hear onced.

6. It's not a shopping cart, it's a buggy.
Duh! Of course it's a buggy!

7. "Jaw-P" means did y'all go to the bathroom?

8. Fixinto is one word.

9. There is no such thing as lunch, there is only dinner and supper.
I do say lunch as a matter of fact, I do not say dinner, but I know folks who do.

10. Sweet tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it in your sippy cup.
Guilty! Hayden is guilty too!

11. You switch from heat to AC in one day.

12. You know what a "dawg" is.
I also know what a far (fire) is.

13. You carry jumper cables in your car for your own car.
Why else would you carry them?

14. Going to Wal~Mart is known as going to "Wally~World".
I've got a better one...M _ _ i ~ Mart!

15. The first day of deer season is a national holiday.
So says Chip, my two uncles, a co-worker, my boss, my aunt and a few friends!

16. You understand these jokes & send them to your GA friends & those who wish they were from Ga.

On a positive note: I love my little piece of GA and am happy to be raising my daughter here!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Live Wire

My dad has a scar on his upper lip that is somewhat noticeable. The story behind the scar…he bit into a live phone cord when he was a child. Highly intelligent, my dad. We’ll blame it on childhood innocence and mischief as he is indeed a highly intelligent, wise, just-turned 57 year old man.

So, last week Hayden unfortunately had her first “do as we say, not as we do” speech.



(Yes, I took the time to take a picture on my phone, I had to send this to dad!)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mama (wife)


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PB & Jay

Electric Fish = Proof is in the Hair

PB and Jay, Hayden's first pets fish.

Baby ~ Girl

Friday, January 8, 2010

Quotes ~ n~ Bits

"Way back up in the country, back in the hills, down in the hollows where the folks are real.." (Tracy Byrd)

(When I heard the quotes below, I thought about the above.)

A call into a local radio station this morning:
"I just wanted to let everybody know that there's a cow and a mule standing right on the side of I-75 at exit 336."

A call from our neighbor to my husband one night last week:
"I'm out here in y'alls yard. If I can catch it, can I have the chicken that's up in y'alls tree?"


On Fridays, if I remember and have time, I will add to the following bits (source: Kidd Kraddick):


Get Over It!
You aren't the only one with staggering electric bills. Get over it!

Does That Make Me Crazy?
I don't feel the need/desire/want to announce my every move on Facebook/Myspace/Twitter. Does that make me crazy?

It Sucks To Be Me
It's 19 degrees outside. All of my thermals are dirty. It sucks to be me!

By the's fucking cold!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Let Freedom Ring


Seen here perfecting her fly-the-coop technique before bed time. This particular technique involves challenging skills related to climbing and jumping. It is safe to assume she has mastered these two skills as both were employed successfully not once but twice in three days.

Let it be known that at twenty two months of age Hayden attempts to flee her crib and is successful.

And no, I don't need anyone to point out the exciting and brave new world we just stepped into. Thanks, though.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bed Head

My mom and my aunts all tell me Hayden's hair is identical to mine when I was her age. For this, mom, I am sorry.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Hayden's hair. I also lie through clenched teeth. How do I put this? I am fascinated with her hair, there, that is the perfect word. I also passionately hate the maintenance it requires.

Daily Bath = Must

Hayden despises having her hair washed and/or brushed. This makes bath time a bitch. I fuss because I have to wash/brush her hair, she protests because I have to wash/brush her hair. It's a vicious cycle.

Am I out of line to insist she accept responsibility for her own hair and its appearance?

Don't answer that.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The End, The Beginning

Lord, I feel obligated to write something about Hayden's second Christmas.


The photos I took, well, let's just say I am not overly thrilled with any of them. When Hayden purposefully makes this face when she hears the word picture I give up!

It's like she's screaming to herself GO BLANK! GO BLANK!

So, this was Hayden's second Christmas, but, this Christmas was second to none. I suspect each year will get better and better.


Happy New Year!

I was sleeping soundly when 2010 arrived. Sad. True.

I am already anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring. Bring on the daffodils!

Who am I kidding? The high today is 33. The water in the house has been steady dripping for days.

The end is not in sight.

Oh, shit! Not to be forgotten...

Congratulations to Christy and Andy! Their gorgeous baby girl, Maddi, was born December 29th. Little does that doll know...she has one rad mama! What an exciting way to start the new year!

Since Hayden came along almost two years ago (HOLY SHIT!) the number of babies in our family has quadrupled, and there's more to come. Hayden, Isaiah, Ingrid, Gavyn and Maddi will welcome Dustin's twins in March, as will the rest of us. I absolutely can not wait to see these babies, to see Dustin in them, how cool will that be?

2010. Right now, right now I'm feeling pretty good about 2010.

It could be because my vacation time reset on the 1st, I have a best friend in FL, she wants me to visit, I have a husband who can handle our toddler, and hot damn, I have $90, a vehicle and can drive myself to Chattanooga airport!

When I say hell, you say yeah!