Sunday, November 30, 2008
T came home from the game feeling a little sick (she swears she only had a couple of beers at the fraternity) so we snuggled on the couch last night and watch Lord of the Rings 2. I think #3 is on tonight. She was supposed to have All-star lax practice this afternoon in preparation for their tournament in Atlanta this weekend. I woke her up around 10 AM and she was burning w/ fever. I gave her 2 tylenol and sent her back to bed. She's been laying on the couch most of the day in her jammies and had some soup for lunch. Chris, however, went to her All-star lax practice. He's such a goober. He bought himself a girls stick (very different from a boys stick) so he could get a feel for the game (that just what we need in this house -- more lacrosse equipment). Last night he was on some website and copied down a bunch of plays to teach the girls today.
Today I'm getting a lot done. All the Thanksgiving and Halloween stuff are packed away. I didn't put everything in the attic because Chris will need room to maneuver in there when he gets the tree and the big decorations out. I love setting my table and I love putting all my Santa's out. I also enjoy doing my kitchen. I try to make it look like a candy store and use a lot of candy and food as decorations. I'm also thinking of changing things up a bit this year. We've been in the house 9 years and I feel like every year it looks exactly the same. When Chris gets home later today he & his little partner in crime will do the outside lights and decorations. KJ asked him to stop at Michaels on his way home from practice today and buy her a gingerbread house kit and matching Santa hats for her & T for this year's Christmas picture. I just need him to bring home some milk. And maybe something for dinner.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I think T & I would like to see Twilight tmorrow. I'm hearing mixed reviews -- some critics are saying it was poorly made w/ cheesy graphics but definately hits it's target audience: 15-year old girls who read the books and their mom's. Um, yep. That's me & T (except she's only 14).
Saturday, November 22, 2008
KJ & I are still working on our "puppy fund" and had our big yard sale today (more like I stood out in the freezing cold while she & Lindsey played inside in the nice warm, cozy house). Chris told her he'd give her half ($200) but she had to come up w/ the rest. She cleaned out her piggy bank and had $43 in change. We made a little over $80 at the yard sale. What a waste. I spent so much time yesterday setting up the tables in the garage. I really thought I was going to sell a lot of books. Guess I'll put them on e-Bay. Anyway, the dog lady said she would sell us the shih-tzu we want for $350. Looks like we'll be driving out to Talladega Sunday to pick-up "Trixie!"
Chris & T are having a good time in Tampa. T played 2 games today, won both and T scored in one of the games. Chris said it was a really nice goal. He said although they won the 2nd game, it was an ugly game and not very well played. This afternoon Chris was playing in a coaches game and I think T is supposed to play 2 more games Sunday. They'll probably get home very late Sunday night.
Psycho-Squirrel Update: I think Pyscho Squirrel is dead. Tonight KJ & I were watching TV and heard a loud BANG in our fireplace followed by a little squeal. I swear, it almost sounded human. Like a little pip-squeak kind of noise. Hope the little f**ker broke his neck in the fall.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Got a lot done today. Did a lot of de-cluttering and stuff. Getting ready for my big garage sale. Hope the cold doesn't keep the yard salers away.
I think when Chris & T return this weekend we may have a new addition to our family. KJ & I have really worn Chris down on the whole puppy idea and we have the go ahead to get what we want (which is a female shih-tzu we can name Trixie). Boy, Taylor is going to be mad. She really, really, really does not want us to get another dog. I told her I'm going to teach the dog to pee in her shoes.
So I guess my little girl's growing up. She had a book fair at school today. Last night I told her I would come to school today to help her pick out some books. She said, "it's OK mom. I got it." She had $10 in her wallet and said she didn't need help at the book fair. So sad. Guess my book fair days are over.
Some miscellaneous random celebrity news: Pete Wentz & Ashlee Simpson had a baby boy they named Bronx Mowgli. Are you kidding me? Bronx? Mowgli? As in the Jungle Book?
Tonight (or actually Midnight) was the premiere of Twilight. I'd love to go tonight but I promised Taylor we could go one day next week.
Never saw this one coming: Paris Hilton and Benji Madden have broken up. Aaawwww
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
T had to dance tonight during halftime of a high school basketball game. She had on the wrong "game day" shirt (quelle horror!) so she called at 8:45 AM and I had to run the correct shirt to her at the freshment center. I had to go into her room to get the shirt she needed and could not beleive what a mess her room was. She had clothes EVERYWHERE and 6 or 7 half empty bottles of water. I couldn't even tell what was clean or dirty. That's not what aggravated me though. The fact that there were thousands of empty hangers in her closet aggravated me. The other day I was doing laundry and asked both of my lovely daughters if they had any hangers in their closets so I could hang up some shirts. T looked at me, said, "No mommy" and batted her eyelashes at me. She is officially a Hanger Hoarder.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Katie slept over last night after the Varsity game. They went to a friend's house for a little get-together and came back here. T had the 8:30 AM ballet class and Katie joined her. I picked the girls up at 10:30 AM and took them to TJ Maxx. T has nothing to wear to church except jeans and we also found out this week she has nothing appropriate to wear to a funeral. So, she ended up getting a couple of sweaters and 2 sweater dresses to wear w/ boots. From there we went to the lax store so I could cover for a couple of hours while the boys had All-star practice. Katie & KJ stayed at the store w/ me while T drove to the fields w/ a couple of boys from the store. They had practice from 12 to 2 PM, T's All-star practice started at 1 PM. It was one of those days where we had kids all over town. KJ brought a couple of movies and we watched HSM2. The store got a little busy and I had some nice sales. I'm looking forward to just relaxing tonight. I've got the heat on and I'm going to get snuggly w/ my blankie in a few minutes. Not sure what time the Alabama game in on today but I'm sure it will be on one of our TV's.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
T had her Dance Team photos after school yesterday. They did a group photo wearing their pre-game uniforms and then they took an individual shot for the yearbook in the same outfit. Then the girls chose whatever "spandex" outfit they wanted for their personal photos. T wore her black spandex pants and a long-sleeve shirt.
After the photo session we met Chris at the mall and each of the girls got some shoes. T really wanted a pair of Wallaby's ($105) and KJ bought a pair of Steve Madden furry boots (she's a size 6 already). We had dinner at Johnny Carino's and then had a nice night at home relaxing as a family.
Got a lot of laundry to catch up on today. fun, fun, fun
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
So today I have to work at the lax store for a couple of hours while Chris and the boys have All-star practice. I had to stop on the way and get gas because Chris didn't fill my tank up when he was done driving my car around the state of Alabama yesterday (I won't go into it here; that's a whole 'nother post for another day). Big joke among my family and friends is that I never have cash on me. If I can't pay w/ my Discover card, it ain't gonna happen. I paid for my gas w/ my card and I had $5 cash on me. I planned to go inside, grab a coke and a snack to eat while I was sitting at the lax store. They had small Smartfood bags for $.99; big bags for $2.99. I grabbed a big bag and a bottle of coke. The old guy behind the counter winks at me and tells me he's gonna give me the "game day discount" because I'm wearing an Alabama t-shirt and an Alabama ball cap. He only charged me $.99 for the big bag of Smartfood. So, I get $2 and a handful of change. As I'm walking to my car this guy walks over to me and starts telling me how he and his girlfriend drove up from Montgomery on their way to Bessemmer and they ran out of gas and have no money (she's sitting in the car w/ a baby on her lap -- no car seat in sight). I hand him the $2 and all the coins I had. I know it's not a lot but truly, it was all the cash I had on me. So, because the old guy gave me a break on my Smartfood, I was able to help someone else out. Therefore, I Paid it Forward. I did my good deed for the day.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The only good thing to come out of this election is that I can look many of my neighbors in the eye and give them a little smile -- McCain won the state of Alabama. We didn't buy into the hype and did the right thing.
I am so ... at a loss for words? I am so ... more than disgusted -- maybe "afraid" is a better word to describe what I'm feeling? Frustrated and disappointed in my fellow Americans perhaps? Did we forget 9/11 so quickly? What do we really know about this man?
If you need me, I'll be hiding under the covers. Call me in '12 when this is all over.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Wow, very classy Obama.
OK. I'll admit I've used the move a couple of times (especially to one of the mom's who accompained us to Europe this past summer). However, I am not running for political office and no one caught me on film doing it (that I'm aware of).
As always, this will be a busy week around here. T has all-star lax tonight, the girls dance on Tuesday, nothing planned for Wednesday (yay!), dance Thursday, football Friday.
KJ & I are doing our best to wear Chris down and buy us a puppy. I've been in touch w/ the breeder our friends bought their dog, Lola, from. They've sent some pics of a male and a female shih-tzu they have. I like the male, Chris & KJ like the female. KJ & I have decided that if we get a female dog, we're going to name her Trixie. T is vehemently against the idea of another dog and has made it very clear that she will have nothing to do with it. She told me she helped take care of Buddy, she will not help take care of the next one. I showed her the pics the breeder sent and she said the dogs looked "gross" and looked like "Gremlins." So, KJ & I thought if we got the male dog we'd name him Gizmo after the Gremlins movie. Thanks T!
Girl Shih Tzu
KJ's school is doing a FunRun fundraiser this year instead of the annual Fall Festival. I've been attending Fall Festivals at that school since 1999. Just doesn't seem right not to have one. Anyway, this FunRun sounds interesting. The kids are supposed to run 35 laps. I can tell you right now KJ will be lucky if she can run 35 feet. Our neighbor's daughter participated in this FunRun at our parochial school and my neighbor said they cheat and mark off little itty bitty laps so the kids can get in the full 35 laps and the school gets all their money. This must be the hot new fundraiser -- friends of ours live in Vestavia and their son hit Chris up for a corporate donation from the store.
So tomorrow's the big day. Don't forget to get out there and vote. I think everyone is going to be on pins & needles Tuesday and the TV coverage is going to be ridiculous. I'm going to try my best not to watch CNN or Fox News. It will just give me a headache and upset stomach.