Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dammit Daphne!

Ten days late but you know what they say...


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

5 Months

I'm aiming high.
Hopefully, I will be able to start saying something here agian very soon. Not soon like next week but soon...
Things have changed since May. Don't they always? Hell, I made it through another summer. What did I get in return? A WINDOW!

More to come, hopefully.

Friday, May 6, 2011

33 on me!

Oh my, oh my, oh my!

Keeping my fingers crossed...I just got some news today and I feel fairly great about it! I'll know more tomorrow.

For now though, I wanted to write about my birthday, it was April 14th. As in last month.

It fell on a Thursday, I worked. Good thing I did or else I would have missed out on these:

Above are the tulips Hayden de-petaled while Chip was outside mowing the yard, she was supposed to be sleeping!


The week prior to my birthday I received an envelope at work. A woman I help quite a bit with artwork sent me a $50 gift card to Longhorn. So, Chip and I went to my sister's house after work and then to Longhorn. For the first time EVER we had drinks, ate an appetizer, a full meal and dessert. We don't go out to eat often and when we do we have a drink and split a meal or Chip thoroughly pisses me off by ordering a hamburger. Anyway, the entire meal, from start to finish, was pretty awesome. We burned through the $50 on the gift card and spent another $45 on top of it. SO WORTH IT! And HELL! IT! WAS! MY! BIRTHDAY! That is my excuse.  



Hayden and Chip gifted me with vegetable plants, hanging flowers and LOVE. I wanted the veggies and flowers...but the love was really all I needed.
 
33 ON ME



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mini & Me

Friday, April 29, 2011

From Out of Nowhere

I have very little time, if any, to update this blog. I was forced to stop posting a photo a day, I hope to just pick up where I left off, but who knows when that will be. Work is always the reason I neglect this here spot.

I will end this post with a few photos that prove I do have a life outside of the hole that is my office at work.

But first...a few funny stories.

Chip took one of the puppies to Kansas last weekend leaving Hayden and I alone. I don't remember what we were doing when she asked me quite plainly, "Are you calling me a liar?" "What," I asked. "Are you calling me a liar?"

I asked her where on Earth she had heard that and got no response. She could tell I found it more than funny and broke out in a smile.

A few hours later she was crammed up my ass as I was trying save one of the branches of my pathetic rose bush. Apparently her four wheeler ran the bush over and all but snapped a branch off. The damn thing had the same type of run-in with my blueberry bush and my blackberry bush. Fucking four wheeler! Anyway, I'm getting pricked by a thousand tiny and not-so-tiny thorns when she states, "My finger hurts. My finger is broke." "No, it isn't," I told her. "Yes, my two fingers are broke," she insisted. Once again I said, "No, you fingers are not broke and you are silly." She looked me dead in the eye, smiled and asked, "Are you calling me a liar, mama?" I guess I was but in not so many words.

I still cannot figure out where she came up with that line? She had to hear it somewhere...

In other news, and I can't recall if I have wrote this here yet or not, but Hayden is in a big bed now. Has been for over a month. She is already to the point where she just climbs out when she is ready to get up. I think some kids do this right from the start but not her. I somewhat wish she was a little skittish to get out of bed on her own. Two weeks ago I went to get groceries and when I came home Chip was outside mowing the yard. He gave the sleeping sign to me as I drove past him up the driveway. Oh, ok! Hayden is out. So, I pull my Jeep up to the porch/door for easy unloading and take off around to the kitchen with two armfuls of grocery bags . As I push the door open I see purple petals covering the tile floor. HOLY BIRTHDAY TULIPS! I turned around after sitting the bags on the counter and saw the previously folded clothes/towels/sheets that were on the dining room table unfolded and scattered on the floor too. What in the hell? Now, there is not but one individual who would do such things and his name ain't daddy. Hayden had snapped the top off of 18 glorious purple tulips that a friend gave me for my birthday and made it her mission to make us fold the clothes/towels/sheets yet again. It's about this time that it sinks in she isn't sleeping, I hear a shuffling noise coming from the living room. I peep around the corner and there she sits, in the opposite corner perusing through my birthday gifts from my mom. "Hayden, what are you doing," I asked. Turning, startled, she yells, "Mama, I found you!"

I just hung up the phone with Chip. He said that he and Hayden picked up an old man who's car broke down on the side of the road this morning. He intended to walk home, a good fifteen miles from where he was. Chip said that when he stopped the car and the old man got in a little voice from the back seat inquired, "What is happening here?" Proof that we don't make picking up hitch hikers an everyday activity.

I've rambled longer than I ever intended and I definitely want to make sure I get some photos added as well so I'm going to sum it up by saying thank God it's Friday! Hey! It's Friday! We goin' get high today!




















Consider this space updated!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

January @ 91 ~ March @ 101

I caught a third generation funk back in January, at least I think it was January. It traveled through Hayden and then through Chip, finally landing right inside my damn left nostril. I took my ass to the doctor and was told what I already knew. I had a sinus infection. I hurt like a sumbitch...my nose, my teeth, my ears, the side of head. If I go the rest of my life without another sinus infection I will be ecstatic!

All of this brings me to the fact that while I was at the doctor's office they weighed me. I weighed a hefty 91 pounds, clothed. Downer! Well, I left there thinking I'd clear up the sinus infection and then worry about my weight, or lack thereof.

The following weekend I hit the GNC store and bought some protein powder, Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey in Extreme Milk Chocolate. I started out drinking two servings a day and am now down to one. I weighed myself last weekend and I topped out at 101 pounds, clothed. Somewhere over the course of seven or eight weeks I gained close to ten pounds.

I'm fucking thrilled!

Now if I can just get the extra weight to spread evenly across my body instead of just squatting right on my ass/hips/tummy mama area I'll be set.

What? What do you mean that's the secret to life?

Oh! I get it.

Mac Daddy


Papaw Mac 
&
me...
...his
 Hundred Dollar Granddaughter

 

Day 75 - Day 82 (with missing links)

Day 75 : March 16th


Day 76 : March 17th


Day 77 : March 18th


Day 78 : March 19th


Day 79 : March 20th


Day 80 : March 21st


Day 81 : March 22nd


Day 82 : March 23rd




Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It's ON!

I caught a third generation funk back in January, at least I think it was January. It traveled through Hayden and then through Chip, and finally landed right inside my damn left nostril. I took my ass to the doctor and was told what I suspected. I had a sinus infection. My head hurt like a sumbitch...my nose, my teeth, my ears, my hair. If I go the rest of my life without another sinus infection I will be ecstatic!

All of this brings me to the fact that while I was at the doctor's office my weight was checked. I weighed a pitiful ninety one pounds, clothed! Damn it!! Downer!!! I left there thinking I'd clear up my sorry-ass sinus infection and then worry about my weight, or lack thereof.

The following weekend I hit the GNC store and bought protein powder, Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey in Extreme Milk Chocolate, to be very exact. I've been drinking it (with whole milk) daily now for well over a month. I started out drinking two servings a day and am now down to one. I weighed myself last weekend and I topped out at 101 pounds, clothed! SHIT & NOT! Somewhere over the course of five to six weeks, maybe seven, I gained close to ten pounds.

Given that the only time I've weighed above one hundred and five pounds was when I was pregnant, I'm thrilled about this. Now, I just have to work at keeping the weight on and hopefully gaining at least ten more pounds. Seeing results this quickly really motivates me to buck up and guzzle down.

Day 74

Day 74 : March 15th


Day 71 - Day 73

Day 71 : March 12th


Day 72 : March 13th


Day 73 : March 14th

Day 67 & Day 70 (66, 68 & 69...FAIL)

Day 67 : March 8th


Day 70 : March 11th

Monday, March 7, 2011

I'm Not Ready ~ That Much I Know

Yesterday I was cleaning the kitchen and Hayden was watching Handy Manny. I finished what I was doing and went into the living room. Hayden came over to me and this is the short conversation we had (word for word):

Hayden: "I want a tister."

Me: (dumbfounded, shaking my head, you know, to clear my ears...for I must not have heard her correctly) "What?"

Hayden: "I want a stister."

Me: (with hope in my eyes, because every child craves licorice, right) "You want a twizzler?"

Hayden: "No."

Me: (as if the words are being yanked from my core) "You want a sister?"

Hayden: "Yes!"

Me: (attempting to block out the laughter coming from behind the wall, Chip!) "Oh, oh, oh no!"

WHO? taught you that
WHAT? the hell
HOW? do you even know what a sister is
WHY? me
FUCK! she's only three

Day 62 - Day 65

Day 62 : March 3rd


Day 63 : March 4th


Day 64 : March 5th


Day 65 : March 6th


For Henry Granju




Katie speaks. Go listen and help Henry's little light shine bright!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 61

Day 61 : March 2nd

Day 60

Day 60 : March 1st


Day 59

Day 59 : February 28th


Day 49 - Day 58 (With Missing Links)

Of course, of course...I missed day 48...and 51-53 and 55 and 56!! I cannot for the life of me find a photo from February 17th, 20th-22nd, 24th and 25th! I've let it go, for the most part. (By the way, I really REALLY suck at this photo project!)

Day 49 : February 18th

Day 50 : February 19th

Day 54 : February 23rd

Day 57 : February 26th

Day 58 : February 27th