Thursday, January 29, 2009

I need ideas!!!

I was talking to Hubbs last night. He says we are going on vacation this summer, which is news to me.
He thinks Ocean City, MD is a good choice. That is the same beach we went to last summer. I do love Ocean City, but I also feel like we may be missing out on other fun places if we keep going back to the same place every year.
I suggested maybe Niagra Falls, NY. He would prefer Ocean City over Niagra. We want to wait a couple more years before we visit Disney. I am out of ideas.
Any Atlantic Ocean beach ideas? Or other ideas that we can drive to from WV?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Most embarrassing

I was talking to a friend earlier and we were discussing an embarrassing thing that happened to her yesterday. I started thinking about some of the embarrassing things that have happened to me.

This summer I was at the mall with Tink and my Mom. I was wearing the cute little black jersey material dress that I had purchased for the beach. We were in a store looking around when Tink decided she needed out of the stroller. I let her get out to walk with us. A few minutes later she ended up walking behind me. No big deal. Until she decided to flip my dress up in the air. The bottom of the dress stuck on my cotton underwear. There I stood in the middle of the store with my bright pink undies out there for the entire world to see. Needless to say, my face matched my undies. I jerked the dress back down and burst out laughing. I tend to laugh when I am embarrassed.

Of course this is just the most recent of the really embarrassing things that have happened to me.

There was the time in high school when I brought a date to the car to meet my parents, who were picking me and a friend up after our double date at the movies, and I totally couldn't remember the guys name. Needless to say he never called me again. Still don't remember his name.

Or the time George, my brother's best friend, squirted green Pert shampoo up my nose and all over my face in the middle of the grocery store. I stood there and yelled give me a tissue as green goop oozed between my fingers. As I walked to the bathroom to wash off I slid in the slime puddle on the floor. George still laughs hysterically about it to this day.

I could go on forever. Surely you have a story to tell. Let me hear it.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just for me

A while back Tia at had a delurking contest. I was one of her winners. I never win anything, so I was a bit shocked. I received an Amazon gift card from her soon after. I told myself I would only use the card to buy something for myself.

This is harder than it sounds. I have a really hard time buying things for myself. Every time I went online to use the card I ended up looking at things for Tink or JP.

Tink would really like a Hannah Montana cd. Or a DS game. Ohhh, how about a Fancy Nancy book!

JP needs another controller for his Wii. I could get him a new game for it. Or the gun he needs to play the hunting games I got him for Christmas.

I would have these things in my shopping cart. Then I would remember...I am supposed to be spending this on MYSELF!!!

Today I finally did it. I ordered this

It is written by Courtney over at The proceeds go to help her sister Stephanie at I can't wait to read it!!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Marriage Proposal

Mama, when I get big like you I want to marry you and Daddy.

I think that sounds like a fine idea.

Friday, January 23, 2009

My tire

When my office manager, Jeremy, came back from lunch yesterday he told me I had a flat on my car. I have no idea how I did that. The car was driving fine on my way in to the office.

I know how to change a tire, I just don't like to do it. That was one of the things my Dad made sure I knew how to do for myself when I started driving. That and checking and filling all the fluids in my car. But I just got a pretty manicure this past weekend and I had on dress clothes and it was in the 20s outside. I really didn't want to take care of this myself.

I called hubbs. I left him a message to please stop at my office on his way home and fix my tire.

In the meantime I talked to the office manager, Karen, at our office about 30 miles away. She suggested I ask Jeremy or the boss to change it for me. I'd rather die than ask them for anything. I told her hubbs or I would take care of it.

Karen called back later to talk to the boss. He was in the office next to mine when I heard him tell her "I don't give a damn if her tire is flat. I'm not changing it." And this is why I would have NEVER asked for help! Later the boss mentioned that I looked like I was in a bad mood. I smiled sweetly but didn't mention the conversation that I had overheard.

A bit later hubbs stopped by on his way home from work. He quickly changed the tire and put a plug in it for me. He put air in it on the way home then put it back on my car when I got home. He's such a nice hubby!!!

Can we say CONTROL ISSUES???

I took Tink to Mamaw's this morning on my way to work. I had a few minutes to visit, so I sat and talked while Tink played with my nephews.

The kids were all playing with a Little People town. Tink had arranged the people in their cars. When the boys started playing with some of the cars she got upset. She had assigned every driver to a specific car and it was just unthinkable to put them into other cars.

I had to explain that they could play and switch the drivers if they wanted. She was not happy, but accepted the changes. Poor kid, I understand, I have the same control issues.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Snow fun

Tink and I went sledding yesterday evening. We had a blast. There are no pics, I was too busy playing in the snow and it was dark out. I had so many layers of clothes on us that we got a little too warm and all the clothes made it difficult to walk up the hills. Once Tink's cheeks got bright red I made her go inside.

We are going to go again tonight after dinner. Hopefully we will stay out a little longer than last night.

We are going to try to talk JP into going with us tonight. It's much easier for me when I'm not the only adult trying to get Tink and a sled to the top of the hill. He's also pretty good at going down the hills first to make us a path and then catching us at the bottom so we don't have to worry about crashing into our house, the swing set or a tree.

In my own defense we only hit the house once last night although we did come pretty close to the dogwood tree a couple of times ;)

Monday, January 19, 2009


Tink and I were leaving Target last night when we overheard this in the parking lot.

Mother to 3 young children: Don't lick the metal buggy rack you little dumb asses!

Betcha this lady won't be winning mother of the year anytime soon.

Now what?

I have been unhappy at my job for some time now. Well, since I had to leave my baby and go back to work when she was 7 months old. It is more than just being away from Tink though. The work environment of my office changed while I was away.

Even though I have been unhappy I have stuck it out and stayed here because they are good about me bringing her in to the office or staying home with her when I need to.

Today I took the first step toward finding a new job. I sent out four resumes for positions at bigger companies. I am scared to death. I am scared they will call and I will have the chance to change jobs. At the same time I am scared they won't call and I will be stuck here in the job I am unhappy with.

If my current boss finds out I am looking for a new job he will give me a bad reference and then fire me on the spot. He's just spiteful like that. (One of the reasons I am unhappy here.) (Did I mention that he is a pig and sends me offensive emails all the time and is a racist to boot?)

Have I done the right thing? I know I need to get out of here. What am I going to do now? I am so worried right now.

I know that if I simply put this into God's hands the right thing will happen. So, here you go God. It's all up to you now.

Friday, January 16, 2009


I woke up this morning to temps of -4.

-4 people!!!!

That is stinkin COLD!

We are currently having a heat wave and have broken into the double digits. It's a whopping 10 right now.

Tink keeps trying to talk me into sled ridding with her. I have tried to explain that's it's just too cold to play outside. She remains unconvinced.

Darned cold weather! I need my flip flops!! Warm up already!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

25 random things about me

I was tagged on Facebook to tell 25 random things about myself. I thought I would post it here instead of on my Facebook. The rules said that I had to tag 25 other people to tell 25 things about themselves. I am changing the rules a bit. If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged.

1. I don't like to cook.

2. I have known Hubbs since I was 14! Wow, more than half my life.

3. Tink and I constantly sing and dance around the house. I can't do either very well.

4. My toenail polish obsession has rubbed off onto Tink. Toenails must ALWAYS be painted!!! They are currently blue.

5. I almost drooled when I recently met Tink's ENT Dr (Ear, Nose & Throat). He is freakin HOT!!!

6. I hate being away from Tink. I only leave her to go to work. She goes everywhere else with me.

7. I don't eat seafood. Can't even stand the smell of it.

8. I have a mini-me. Her name is Tink. It's scary how much she looks and acts like me.

9. I adore flip flops!!!

10. I love taking pictures.

11. I still cry over my sweet Noah dog who died last February. I will always love him.

12. I am beginning to dislike my job.

13. I must always be the person pushing the shopping cart or the stroller when shopping. I have control issues, I admit it.

14. I get lost in a good book. I loose all track of time and have been known to read until 3am.

15. I dislike the cold and would LOVE to move to a beach.

16. I have very few close friends. My IRL girlfriends include my Mom, Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Ware.

17. I always say I don't want more children, but secretly I feel that if I could be a stay at home mom I would like to have more.

18. Until recently I was self conscious about being 5'10". I have learned it's ok to just be ME.

19. I need to start exercising, but I just can't seem to get motivated.

20. I LOVE to organize things. If I have a closet or room to organize I am in heaven.

21. I actually like watching Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody with Tink.

22. I don't like repeating myself. I feel like that's all that I do now that Tink is almost 4 and is trying to see how far she can push the limits.

23. I don't watch horror or gory movies.

24. I love shows like CSI, NCIS and Law and Order.

25. I act brave, but I am totally afraid of the dark.

Don't trust the twirling dancer with the shifty eyes!!!

Tink and my oldest nephew, Chase 4, are running their own little mafia out of the playroom at Mamaw's.

Here's how the first hit went down:

Tink and Chase were playing in the playroom, but banished younger nephew, Hunter 2, to the living room.

Later Tink started coming to the living room where Mamaw was in the recliner doing a crossword in the newspaper. She would peek at Mamaw and then run back down the hall to the playroom.

When Mamaw finished the puzzle Tink started asking questions. "Mamaw aren't you going to read your paper anymore?" "Finish reading your paper." All the while she kept looking down the hall.

Mamaw was a bit suspicious. "Are you up to something?"

"Nope. Wanna watch me twirl around?"

Hunter had wandered down the hall and came out of the playroom crying. Chase was right behind him laughing.

Tink immediately fessed up. "I was distracting you so Chase could hit Hunter."

Chase was very proud and took full responsibility for the entire plan.

Tink and Chase were both put in timeout.

When I got home I talked to Tink about going along with the plans of her big cousin. Next time she will be in BIG trouble when I get home. I swear that nephew of mine is going to be planning bank heists by the time he's 10! If he has his way Tink will be the lookout and get away driver.

Friday, January 9, 2009


When I picked Tink up at my Mom's the other evening I was told that Tink had scolded my mom (Mamaw) that day.

Mamaw had apparently told one of my nephews to shut up. (I don't allow the words shut up at my house.)

Tink told Mamaw "My mother and I have had this discussion. We don't say shut up. That's a bad word. We say shhh or please be quiet. So don't say that anymore Mamaw. Okay?"

Mamaw agreed that it wasn't very nice to say and asked Tink to remind her if she heard her say it again.

Star Light, Star Bright

First star I see tonight.
Wish I may,
Wish I might.
Have the wish,
I wish tonight.

Tink does this rhyme every time she sees a star, even if it's in a book.

Last night in the car she saw stars in the sky and was reciting the rhyme.

At the end I asked what her wish would be.

Tink: I don't know, I'm busy.

Me: What about you JP?

Hubbs: A four wheeler.

Me: I wish that my family will always be happy.

Tink: I wish we will always stay together forever.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

She has it all figured out.

Tink and I met up with the Ware's for dinner last night. We try to meet at the BK play area once in a while to let the girls run off some of the crazy energy they seem to have.

During one of their refueling drink breaks Livy-bug informed me she is going to be a preschool teacher when she grows up, just like her Mommy.

I then asked Tink what she was going to be. She smiled and told me "I'm just going to be myself."

Perfect answer darling child, perfect!