Tuesday, June 30, 2009

it's lasted longer than the gym membership

I was blowing drying my hair yesterday while pondering lots of deep thoughts (my best ideas come while blow drying my hair), when I suddenly realized that I should be approaching a Blogaversary. Well what do you know I missed it by a day! Yes ma'am two years ago June 28th! Time flies my friends. It got me reminiscing about when I started, some of the first blogs I read (and still read), the new friends you meet each day, the advice everyone is so generous to hand out and some of the posts I'm so grateful to have written so I can keep looking back on the memories.

Thank you sweet friends so much for these two wonderful years of sharing the good, the bad and the ugly.

Friday, June 26, 2009

miscellaneous bin

I'm learning why I very rarely blog in the afternoon. I'm not very good at it. It's the craziest thing, sit me down at the computer at 2 pm and my mind shuts down. I blame it on the heat. But here goes a lame attempt in list form...

1. I have "You Rock My World" & "Billie Jean" playing on the computer while I blog. So sad.

2. Can I tell you again how hot it is? Ask a Texan in January why they live in Texas and they can give you a million reasons, but ask them in June, July & August and we draw a blank.

3. 13 more days till all is right with the reality show world. Oh happy day Big Brother fans.

4. I have an outdoor get together to go to in 4.5 hours. I am going to attempt to wing a side dish. I need to get more organized.

5. I stayed up till 2 last night watching "Confessions of a Shopaholic". I said I would not see it because I LOVE the series and lately so many books to movies have been butchered. My curiosity and deep love for any and all chick flicks got the best of me. I have to say I was really surprised; it was really cute. BUT why is she not British and why are they not in England? It's like taking Harry Potter out of Hogwarts.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

where my allowance went

On a recent trip to my parents I decided to open up the spare room closet and show boy my "plush" 401K that hides out there waiting for it's great profitable return.

The Beanie Babies.

Don't judge.

I know a few of you could be found at a local Hallmark in the mid 90's picking up a few of these.

But boy laughed. More a nervous laughter though.

He'll be thanking me though when these bad boys make their comeback and we can retire to Oahu.

At least I hope.

Okay, maybe not.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dr. McSoda

Over the last year or so I'd been contemplating switching our primary care physician. I hate filling out paperwork though. But my itch for a switch came when our normal PCP converted half of his practice to cosmetic procedures and it then became much easier to get Botox injections then a Z-Pack. There's my sign...oh and I should clarify I don't get Botox either.

So, I was ever so pumped when a new doctor's office building opened up so unbelievably close to my home I could crawl to it the next time a sinus infection decides to rear it's ugly head. Oh happy day. I called to set up some physicals as a meet and greet and they were so precious and sweet on the phone. I nearly kissed them through the phone when they told me I'd always see the doctor. What a REAL doctor? I'm sold.

We showed up our filled out paperwork in tow and y'all are gonna fall off your chairs when I tell you this. They asked if we'd like a coke. Say what? "Someone pick boy up off the ground". Sold, where do we sign up.

With the physical I had some blood drawn and with this fancy new doctor's office and it's free cokes comes a brand new nurse. Bless her heart. She was shaking and then I was shaking and then she couldn't find a vein and then she did and then she decided to count to 3 when she was going to put the needle in and I'm sitting there praying she'll stop counting to 3 because the room is getting smaller by 2 and by 3 she might have to pick me up off the ground.

After 3 failed attempts and some mighty bruises on my arm we decided we'd do this over a free coke another day...like a year or more practice.

And that's how I found my new doctor and his free cokes.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

happy father's day

If I haven't convinced y'all yet to get a pug...maybe this old scanned photo will. This is pug meeting Big Daddy for the first time in 2005. I do believe it was love at first sniff. Happy Father's Day Big Daddy.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I'm going to need backup

Right now I'm taking a break from the great junk room clean out of 2009 and will let y'all know that I'm about 5 minutes from shoving it all back in closing the door, grabbing a bag of cookies and pretending this incident never occurred.

Our house is pretty clutter free except for my office and this spare room. I think it all started when we moved in three years ago and I got stumped on where to have the movers put something so I said put it in here. I made it look decent, but it's still driving me crazy. So I'm going for the "if we haven't used it in two years...toss it, donate it, sell it" rule of thumb.

I took a picture of the mess in all it's glory, but then decided against it because it's so horrific at this stage, but I will share some of what I have learned about our junk with y'all.

1. Scrapbooking may not be "my thing". Hence the large mountain of Creative Memories & Close to My Heart memorabilia collecting dust.

2. No one family needs 2 boxes of creepy fake doves. I have learned that these are for dove hunting, but they are going to have to migrate to the garage.

3. Apparently, I was a big fan of Ace of Base back in the day.

4. I married a man and every textbook he owned from college.

5. And the greatest find, a random trapper keeper from elementary school filled with old assignments (and yes I'm not making this up) with one of those assignments being a letter to the television show Full House trying to convince them to revive the show. I kid not. I now regret showing this to boy because I'm most certain he has made numerous copies to pass out at the next family gathering.

Thankfully this was not mailed, but I'm pretty certain if it did the show would be back on. It was just that convincing of a letter. Oh, and I did eventually learn how to spell Los Angeles.

Now I'm heading back to the junk trenches.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

why are television shows so much better on dvd?

Thank you all for your pug birthday wishes on the last post...y'all are too sweet. Some of you asked about the iBone...it's from a toy line called Haute Diggity Dog. We have a few of their other toys and they just crack me up. I found a coupon for entirelypets.com that covered my shipping and a few bucks off the toys so I ordered it from there. Oh and this Furcedes bed is on pug's wish list from that toy line. image credit

I told him I'd buy it for him if he'd re-plaster the wall he gnawed up.

And you can probably tell by now that I have stopped watching the Bachelorette this season. We have a pure addiction for television shows on DVD and got seriously hooked on "Arrested Development". Y'all I'm disappointed in my friends who watched this and failed to mention the sheer hilariousness of it to me. Oh my word.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

a birthday pug

Guess who had a birthday today? I'll give you a few hints.

He's four-legged, as curious as can be and has bug eyes.

Yep, pug turned 4 today and I'm convinced this will be the year where he stops chewing on the furniture and peeing in the house.

I say that every year though.

And today I did something I swore I'd never do.

I baked my dog a cake.

Yes, I did. I'm sort of embarrassed and maybe a little convinced that I now need to find a support group for over the top dog parents..."Hello my name is girl and I talk baby talk to my dog". But I did a google search this afternoon and found this recipe. I had all the ingredients except for the frosting, so I changed it up and made them into cupcakes. It was super easy and pug was on cloud nine eating his cupcake.

5 Seconds later...I think he enjoyed it.

And of course a present too. This dog toy line cracks me up , so I could not resist the iBone.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I'm back...refreshed and ready to go!

I wish I could tell you that my blogcation involved some relaxing tropical gateway.

It did not.

Or an all expense paid trip to Paris.

But it did not.

Instead, I organized a junk closet, oiled down my wooden cabinets, switched insurance companies, read some great books, watched "He's Just Not That Into You", become sad that "He's Just Not That Into You" was just not that great, cleaned my baseboards, watched "The Next Food Network Star", caught up on laundry, assisted boy in replacing an almost new ceiling fan that began smoking, developed a phobia for smoking ceiling fans, and made lots of s'mores in the microwave.

It was a fantastic blogcation.

Monday, June 1, 2009

taking a blogcation

I'm going to be taking a little bloggy break for the next week and a half. No reason just need a computer break. I'm going to attempt to not blog and/or read a blog during that time. Wish me luck. I cave easily.

Miss y'all lots!