Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ya gotta love your heart.......

Here's how my day started........with a phone call around 10:20 this morning.......and as I always love to do with my kids, we made a master card commercial out of it :)

Getting a phone call from your son's boss / son in ER - can't put a price on

Sitting in the CJW ER room 4 1/2 hrs wondering if your 19 yr old son has a heart condtion - can't put a price on

Finding out your son had a bad case of reflux, heart good - priceless


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Hallmark holiday's.......

This past Wed was Administrative Assistant's day..........where I work, they stretch it into a week long event. Let's just call it what it really is......Secretaries Day which is really a Hallmark holiday! Invented by Hallmark I'm sure....maybe not but it's what I like to say.

And I really never participate in all of this stuff but hey, if people want to give me gifts, who am I to disappoint and not accept. So this year.......man, I loaded up!
Let's take count........1 $24 Target gift card (must be under 25 or you have to pay taxes on it) 2 $20 Visa gift cards...(again, no taxes) 1 $20 Starbucks card, one vase of purple orchids, 1 potted plant of mini daffodils, one huge ass pot of perennials and a $50 gift card to Macy's (don't tell the tax man)

ummm.....maybe I do like Administrative Assistant's day....

Long, rambling post........

There is no real progress on the deck and the delays are due to............

  1. Rain

  2. Jacq and Bucky needing help laying the flooring in their house and helping them paint and move
  3. Johnny boy working too much

  4. Rain

But it's ok.........no rush right? As long as it gets done.....right Johnny?

So every night last week was spent helping Jacq and Bucky with the house and then Johnny started laying their laminate flooring down. They are doing the dining room, living room and hallway. The house has hardwood floors that are in horrible condition and it would have cost some major money for them to have them re-finished and being young and buying everything they needed for the house, that just wasn't going to happen. So they went with the laminate. And me........I love the stuff. I have it in my kitchen and all of my upstairs except the pool room, which is carpet. I think someone finally came up with the perfect floor when they came up with laminate. It's so easy to keep clean and even when it's dirty, it looks clean!

He's about halfway done with it but today was move day. We have spent the day packing and moving, picking up their new furniture, cleaning.......unpacking, you name it. And I'm worn out. I left over there around 7:30 and I'm beat! And Jacq and Bucky, well they were taking their first big trip to the grocery store!!!

here's a bunch of pics...

  • Maddox also has learned to use a fork and spoon

  • Maddox LOVES being upside down and Unc Jake is always ready to accomadate

  • pic of Jacq's bathroom with the curtains I made for them

  • Johnny boy and Bucky laying the new floor

  • sweet, sweet Maddox.....

  • a.lot.of.rain!

  • my flower garden flooded......which it has never done

  • but look what the rain has done for the flowers!!

and now my friends........I'm ready for bed!!


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Happy Birthday.........

to my bestest friend and my sister in law in the world.......JAMIE!!
We lost Jamie 2 years ago to a brain tumor.......a "stupid" one is what she called it!
Happy Birthday Jamie.......I love you and miss you more with each day but one day we'll be together again!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Big news....

He's walking! Yep....our little guy Maddox is finally doing it.
Of course he still realizes he can get somewhere faster crawling but more and more, he's walking!
and he's doing it on his own.....we're not having to bribe him....haha

I've been trying to post deck pictures but blogger is giving me no love tonight. and then dang it, I forgot Idol was on....so......


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

One year ago....

the horrible events @ Virginia Tech.
Thoughts and prayers are with all of those families


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Demolition has begun.....

down comes the old deck..........

My garden.......

here's what is growing in my garden right now..........

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Life's rules.......

recv'd this today in email...........I've seen before but because I'm boring and have nothing to post about, thought I would put it here. But next week being on vacation with my Johnny boy should produce some good posts!!
1. There are two sides to every divorce: Yours and Shithead's

2. The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in college was my blood alcohol content

3. I live in my own little world but it's OK, everyone knows me here.

4. I saw a rather large woman wearing a sweatshirt with 'Guess' on it. I said, 'Thyroid problem?'

5. I don't do drugs 'cause I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast.

6. A sign In a Chinese Pet Store: 'Buy one dog, get one flea.'

7. Money can't buy happiness but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

8. I got a sweater for Christmas. I really wanted a screamer or a moaner.

9. If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the 'terminal'?

10. I don't approve of political jokes. I've seen too many of them get elected.

11. The most precious thing we have is life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in value.

12. If life deals you lemons, make lemonade; if it deals you tomatoes, make Bloody Marys.

13. I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

14. Shopping tip: You can get shoes for a buck at bowling alleys.

15. I am a nobody. Nobody is perfect, therefore I am perfect.

16. Everyday I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I've stayed alive.

17. No one ever says 'It's only a game!' when their team is winning.

18. How long a minute is, depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on.

19. Marriage changes passion...suddenly you're in bed with a relative.

20. Why is it that most nudists are people you don't want to see naked?

21. Snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled.

22. Every time I walk into a singles bar I can hear Mom's wise words: Don't pick that up, you don't know where it's been!'

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

where is the sun......

because we haven't seen it in a very long time here in Richmond, VA

it has rained the last 11 days out of 12

and then this afternoon, around 3:30......I saw the sun!

tomorrow's forecast.......76, sunshine and some clouds!

could it be spring?


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

TV tonight....

  • watching it right now and I just love that David Cook. He's coming up now........he's singing right now and the back up singers are just drowning him out.
  • Carly just finished and what's up with her always wearing sleeveless shirts....showing off that dumb tattoo! And I'm not anti-tattoo.....Johnny boy has one
  • Then Hell's Kitchen.....he's so mean
  • I'm DVR'ing....is that a word, recording the Biggest Loser. I want that gal Allie to win.
  • work has been crazy busy but that's always a good thing.
  • stayed up too late last night watching the game.......woo hoo! And then fell asleep right.at.the.end!!

So Johnny boy and I are taking all of next week off. Johnny will be tearing out the old deck, installing the new one. Do you think our marriage of 28 years can survive......hehe. I'm just kidding!! I'm really looking forward to him being home......since he works 7 days a week. Yes, that's right, 7 days per week, every week!! He has taken one weekend off since the beginning of the year and they called him in on that Sunday. I think I'll just hide his work cell phone! I'm going to take some before, during and after pictures...aren't ya'll all just so excited. I'm in a blog slump.....what do I post about?? Maybe I should take a break.....or I need a meme....cuz I'm good at list!!


Saturday, April 5, 2008


and I still suck at posting on my blog!!

Early morning and went to brunch at my niece's house for my sister's upcoming wedding on May 3rd. Yes......that's right, the same day as the NASCAR race in Richmond. I told her she broke a cardinal rule.....you never, ever schedule a wedding on the same date as a major sporting event. The races only come to Richmond twice a year........yikes! She just didn't realize.......and to make it funnier, she was supposed to go to the race!

Then went over and helped Jacq and Bucky with painting at the house. And that's what is on tap for tomorrow.......cleaning and painting at the house.

On my way over there I hit a squirrel....I have never hit a squirrel before so it was just kind of weird.

sitting here watching the Kansas / UNC game......I need Kansas to win and it's lookin pretty good right now

and that's all......I'm boring tonight