This is going to be an exciting month!
I believe that I have spent all but 2 days since my departure from the hotel with my sisters and Lily.
Lily hasn't been to Kistachie National Forest, so Rebecca wanted to surprise her.
It was such a day. Our Trip to Kisatchie
The next morning I was so tired, sore, and still had sand in my mouth.
I see on my phone, "hey do you want to go to a magic show?"
And then we went to a magic show.
Scott was off the weekend, and we honestly didn't do much besides grocery shop and watch sports.
I went to church on Sunday, and we napped. A lot.
I did spend most of Friday combing through job postings, and submitting my resume.
Monday morning at 8:30am, I got a call wanting me to come in and put in an application.
She ended up giving me my assessment test and doing an interview.
I start tomorrow!
I am deceased.
I prayed so hard for this, and I am praying for strength to be able to do this. It is nothing that I have done before, but I am pretty teachable, so we shall see.
I wish that I would have kept a journal from my first day of working until now.
I am nowhere near where I need to be learning all of this, I have never been in finance before, I had no idea how much legal stuff there was to learn, you have to have a basic business math sense, and you have to be professional and tight lipped about what goes on in your office.
How do I have this job?
I do like it, as I said I have a ton to learn, but it is starting to make a lot more sense.
I did sign a confidentiality agreement, so I can't talk about anything that goes on or who comes in, BUT, I will sneak out that a woman (that I know) came in pretending to be her own (made up) twin sister.
This is going to be fun :) :)
I did have another first this month (as an adult), I got into my first car accident. Nothing major, I was just scared and wanted my mom, lol.
The cop asked for my DL and registration, I was like, is that in my glove box?
I was driving home from work, the Jeep in front of me stopped, I stopped, and then boomshakala, the SUV behind me did not.
She admitted fault, and the insurance check is in the mail.
I don't really have much of anything to tell, didn't get to see the family much, aside from Sundays at church.
Lily makes me proud:
Jacob makes my heart swell.
Scott and I are in an ongoing battle over who should get to put their keys next to the light switch.
We have called a truce, and decided that whoever has to leave for work the earliest gets the spot.
He leaves at 5:30am, I don't leave until 7:45, but his days off rotate, and I am Mon-Fri.
Tomorrow is my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
That is all I have for now!
Send happy thoughts and good vibes to one another.
People need more love in this world.
Granted we never plan things well, the fam and I were going to take Lily to Longleaf Vista, and let her go see the water at the Bayou. Easy peasy.
It was not easy peasy.
We were there for hours, we hiked, we waded, and on two different occasions, I had to crawl upward on my hands and knees.
On the way there, Rebecca asked "are you excited for your surprise?", and Lily goes, "uh mommy, there are just trees...."
We walked the trails, then climbed the steepest set of manmade stairs in the world, then climbed down another trail, only to go up another one of these butte things!
Bailey and I before, and then after the adventure.
After two hours of sweating, walking, climbing, and crawling, it was time for a highly nutritional lunch of kale and grilled chicken.
As you can see.......
We were on the road again!
I was so excited to see her face when she saw the water.
Lily wasn't having it. She didn't like the algae.
I lost count of how many times my flip flop fell off and floated down the rapids.
So we then ventured off to find "the place that Bailey and Dylan go to".
Also, do you see what Lily is doing? On the way back this is relevant. She stops to pick up every stick, run her hands against every branch, and makes little piles in every available pile of sand.
We walked for what seemed like hours. There were trails, there were bridges, and in some places, there wasn't anything. Just prayers and ravines.
Finally....I saw the hill of sand!
There is no graceful way to get down this thing. I consider rolling, lol, but I never would have lived that down. I ended up just kind of digging my heels in and surfing down. Completely exhausted from a) hours of walking, b) being fat and out of shape, and c) I did not bring the first Diet Dr. Pepper, when I reached the "beach" area, I just plopped on the ground. Hard.
I wanted to cry out loud, but I didn't want to scare Lily.
Or more importantly get made fun of by my sisters, haha.
It still hurts 2 days later. I have been having trouble with it for about a month now, I can't lie on my back or sit comfortably on the couch. Straight back chairs for me. And yet I go plopping down with all my weight on the dang hard ground.
I should suffer.
Anyway, we all made it to the water, and Lily loved it.
I told her we needed to make a video of her swimming for her Daddy.
One day I will remember to turn my phone sideways before filming.
Paw prints from what could only be a grizzly bear....
I meant what I said about this hill. There is no way up. When you step, you slide back down. You sink more in. Lily weighs like 40 pounds and made it, but still struggled. When she got to the top, I told her to catch my keys and my phone.
"No!!!!"....and off she ran.
It was terrible, ya'll. I was not only concerned dying here, alone, miles from the nearest road with no caffeine or Cheese Itz, and then I knew I had at least a couple of miles walk to the car.
But I made it.
It was ugly.
Once we all made it, we just kind of stood there, like damnhell, we have to walk all of this again.
When we got to the part after we crawled over the ravine, there was a fork and we could go back the way we came, OR, followed the arrows nailed into the tree. Nothing could have been as bad as the trip there, so I voted that we followed the trail.
So maybe I was wrong.
Maybe it was ALL uphill and we all died.
Maybe Lily stopped 3,333,444,222 times to pick up sticks, and make sand castles.
Finally, we saw the light.
It was the highway. We were a good 20 minutes from the car, but at least somewhere that people could find our bodies.
It wasn't so bad until Lily fell and scraped her knees. She doesn't do blood.
We had it all planned out when we got to the car, we were all going to shake off the sand, change clothes, put my shoes in the trunk.....
We did none of these things. We got to the car, slapped a Band aid on Lily, and high tailed it out of there.
I did manage to get a ton of pics which I will add to my website.
Lily had fun, we got to bond, and the weather was nice!
I give it a TEN!
Several weeks ago, I got a message, "Ermergerd, Lily has a loose tooth!"
It is no where near time for that. After a dentist visit, they found out that she has a tooth growing in sideways.
If you knew our family, no news like this is startling, lol.
The dentist said to just let it fall out naturally, and then they would deal with the weird tooth.
The next day, Lily had Spring pictures taken, and were like "you're taking pictures before her teeth fall out! LOL!"
So over the next few weeks, it slowly got looser and looser.
And then...it happened.
She told her mama that she didn't want to go to "town" because people would see it and laugh.
But then she got her money.....
She gets it honest.....
I haven't written much in a couple of months.
Not too much has went on besides, work, sleep, grocery shopping and church.
I am still obsessed with Swagbucks, and I will order anything that I can through them to get cash back instead of going to the store. For example, on my living room floor in a box right now are toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent and 2 bags of Veggie chips. I can't help it. I order movies through Walmart.com instead of going to the store, get my Swagbucks, then use them to purchase more stuff online.
I can't stop.
I did a little improvements in the house. Nothing major, a new bed frame, new shelves, new curtains, and my FAVORITE, this Roomba. His name is Mark.
I love him so much.
I do believe that only in South Louisiana can you find a liquor store inside of a Walmart.
I cried in church today.
I knew Bailey was going to play, sing, and sign, but when she started singing solo, I was caught off guard.
She plays instruments, she sings, she goes to school full time, she teaches Sunday school, and has a job.
Yet I complain when I have to work a 12 hour day.
After church I went home and laid around until 2:30. Got redressed, took The Uncle to the store, then I was on my way to work.
I don't normally work evenings, but I do have to work every other weekend, and I didn't want to miss the Sunday service.
And maybe I knew it was going to be dead slow and I could catch up on my shows, er, do important work stuff.
Lily had a good Easter..
Whoops I got cropped out of both of these.
Also, super cool news, Rebecca and Steven bought a house!
DeAnna, our sales rep and morning clerk took a GM position at another hotel, so she is dead to us now.
It's been action packed lately with her gone, the GM on vacation, so I am doing my job, the Front Desk, and filling in other departments as well.
Drugs are outlawed, so that's unfortunate.
I survived the week with just 2 meltdowns, so I am considering that a success.
For two Friday's in a row we have had tornado's err'where. We have been lucky with no damage, and just one 17-hour power outage.
I thought that I would surprise Lily and take her to the library. She loves it.
When I turned in, she said "Eesa, why you turning in heeah?" I said I thought that I would surprise you, yay!
She said, "uh, me and Mommy come to the library".
We still go in, she plays, reads, colors....
And that loose tooth she is pushing back and forth with her tongue.
And then it happened....
I blogged the experience... The Tooth Fairy Came!
Today is April the 20th, and I just turned the central heat on. I don't think I turned it on in December and January. I am not complaining though, I am soaking it up the cool as long as it lasts.
After working all of those days in a row, I am enjoying 4 glorious days off. And my glorious, I mean Scott is off as well, so let's see how that goes.
I have been binge watching Scandal this past week, convinced that I could catch up before the series finale last night, but I did not succeed. I did however watch the last 20 minutes of the finale, with no clue of what is going on.
Spoiler alert, Jake ends up in prison. For like, ever.
In January I started my new book challenge for 2018. Last year my goal was 75. This year I aimed for 50.
It will probably be a no, haha.
It's towards the end of April and I have only completed one.
Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Ya'll know that Patricia Cornwell is my girl. I have been reading Scarpetta for over 20 years. They are getting harder and harder to finish. You could have skipped this entire book and go on to the next and not missed a beat. I will always buy her books, I will always read until the end.
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I just recently started 4 new ones.
I can't stop.
I can think of maybe 4 decisions in my life that I was sick to my stomach worrying about. Very few times where I stepped out of my safe place and did something big.
Today I submitted my resignation.
I have worked at this hotel for over 10 years.
I have no idea what my future holds, but we shall see. (That is the big news, btw. Sorry if your expectations were higher)
Scott bought me flowers, trying to be sweet when he knew I was stressing.
Anytime that I go to see the fam, Lily bring out her chalkboard/dry erase board.
She will give you chalk/markers but you're not exactly allowed to use them.
Lily was again the star when Bailey signed today.
The video is over 6 minutes long, but it's worth it.
Took Lily to the park.
I attempted to swing.
My cousin Jacob (son of The Uncle next door) joined the Coast Guard some months back, and is going to be stationed in Oregon! We are so proud of him!
You should employ me to watch your child...
I guess that is about it.
I had my first interview today, it went well.
We shall see how this journey goes!
Now I knew that riding in the car with Scott for 5-6 hours was not going to end well.
I just threatened to stab him with a corkscrew.
But let us rewind....
I drove, which meant I control the radio. Car rules. But let's be honest, my crappy iTunes playlist would have played regardless.
I drove all the way until we got out of North Little Rock, then Scott took over.
And tried to kill us.
When I rolled into Arkansas, I gave him my phone and said "oh, take a picture of the state line for my blog."
When we changed seats in North Little Rock, (aka when he tried to kill us) Siri routed us 4 miles in a different direction to get back to the interstate.
I can't stress how absolutely beautiful this was. I didn't take but a few, but I could have spent the day in this four mile stretch taking tons of these.
In true Siri fashion, he took us through Shanty town.
Two hours later.....Memphis.
Our hotel is very nice. Different, but nice. It is set up like individual apartments. Nowhere near the main lobby. Scott will devastated when he can't plunder.
My beloved cousin Troy worked at a hotel with no elevator, and man did he come up with some Guest stories, I wish he was here so I could share this with him.
The rest of Day 1 was pretty uneventful. We pigged out on Krystal's and Krystal chicks, drank too much, and watched the Superbowl.
Day 2, ya'll.
If you have been around me much, I may be on the tad dramatic side. I am totally chill if one thing goes wrong, okay, let's fix it. Two things, I'll deal. Three, I am pretty much an octopus yanking off it own tenticles.
Now you know who my employer is. I will not name names, but a blonde heiress' grandpa started this chain.
There are different brands within this franchise, mine begins with an H, the one I am staying at also begins with an H, but I will not name names.
I always pick this particular chain 1) because it isn't where I go to work everyday, and I like to see new things, and 2) it is very consistent and I totally dig it.
Let me begin saying, none of my complaints are this particular hotels fault, it just isn't what I have come to know and love.
The layout is weird, we are in separate buildings, not all in one hotel building. If we want breakfast, it's 4 buildings down, you have to go outside and walk 100 yards, or drive, but you can't just drive the way you came in, you have to get out, get on a roundabout, then come back in the entrance that way.
The room we are in is and has always been nonsmoking. The room below me isn't. Cigarettes and weed travel up, yo.
You can hear every. single. thing. I'm not talking about the interstate 20 feet from my window, but the guy above me, the people next door that are cooking gumbo, or the people on the other side that are currently taking a shower.
Housekeeping does not clean your room everyday. Only the check outs. No worries, I brought my own trash bags, and I can just hang up my towel.
The bedroom and living areas are separate with 2 tv's. Awesome. Only one of them works though. I even put my own batteries in the remote and it still doesn't come on. When I tried the bedroom remote it works, but the channels only work for a second or so.
Something is fishy with our electronics. My hair straightener is pretty expensive, I have had it just over 2 years. Works great at home. Doesn't work at all here. We tried multiple outlets, and even the extension cord I brought (I am that kind of packer) does nothing.
My Kindle Fire had 87% yesterday. When I do not use it, it will only lose 1 or 2%. I plugged it in anyway, and when I grabbed it tonight, it was a 0%. NEVER has it lost more than 10% in a 24 hour period.
Scott's phone will not hold a charge in any outlet. My Kindle isn't charging either. My travel fan works, so #bless.
Did I mention #noelevator?
We have light switches that operate nothing. When the a/c is on 67° it feels nice, but just a tad chilly. When you put it on 69°, the heat kicks on. Like....the fires of Mt. Doom.
The tv has 39 channels. The channels listed in the room directory are farce, there are no such channels. The channel guide on the tv also list channels we do not have, AND if it says this channel is 29, when you type in 2, it goes to channel 2....forget trying to get to 29 unless you clickclickclick. And when you finally get to 29, it is not the channel that the scrolling guide channel says that you should have. Reminder that the guide channel takes 4 minutes to scroll from beginning to end, so if you missed what you're looking for, you either wait or you're SOL.
But you know what? We survived. I rated the hotel as high as it would let me, and I know they're doing the best they can. I am sure they have a budget and can't afford new duvets without stains, or shower heads that adjust and don't spray directly towards the wall. I GOT CLEAN! That's all that mattered.
Most importantly, I never sleep well in hotel beds. This bed and the 6 pillows were heavenly. So what if the guy above me woke me up at 7:12am every single morning! I was comfy lying there listening to him walk!
The following is one of the most dumbest things that I have done.
It isn't SO bad, but let me remind you that just going a couple of miles in this traffic, where we are located, is insane. Just going to pick up dinner took over an hour, and it was less than 5 miles. Every where you go is one way, and if you just need across the street, that's 2 roundabouts and 4 U-turns.
I found a pizza place on Facebook that looked SOOOO good. I researched it, found one here, just a couple of miles from the hotel. Read the literature many times and you have to call or place your order ahead, then go and pick it up. We did so, paid online, finally got to the place, Scott comes out and....
They make the pizza for you, but you have to cook it.
Our hotel room doesn't have an oven.
Our oven is 7 hours away. Using the hotel kitchen oven is a no, because 1, you have to cook it directly on the rack, and HOW to we transport this back to our room, 4 buildings and a football field away?
I wanted to cry because I messed up dinner, and our main reason for going to new places is to try new food. No worries, the room has a full fridge/freezer so it'll stay frozen, we can put it on ice in a cooler, and take it home. $40 for nada. We had Chick-fi-la.
I wanted to cry again because SOMEtimes Siri will say something is 900 feet and then zero, boom, should have turned, rerouting. Scott gets aggravated because we're in bumper to bumper traffic, no clue where we are, and I can't drive because I can't navigate via speakers, I have to read what's on the screen or I don't comprehend it. He assures me the yelling and cursing isn't directed at me, but I take it that way.
That's it! No more negativity. I think it's my hormones, forgive me.
We shopped all over today, and went to the Pyramid thingie.
We did not go to the top of this thing.
Lunch was awesome. You can never go wrong with Greek food. This place was small, and the owner was amazing. He stayed with is the majority of the time, talked bull, and brought us free dessert.
I promised him that I would write a nice Google review.
After our Chick-fi-la dinner, we pretty much just chilled and watched tv. I felt responsible for ruining dinner, but I swear it said nowhere on the entire website you cooked the food yourself.
We did take a selfie!
Day 3. Much better.
Before 2:15pm, we had walked almost 11,000 steps.
In a nutshell, I got directions to Beale St.
Siri took us to the Fed Ex massive center thing, there was a parking pay lot, we paid, and when I looked to the right it said B.B. King , so Beale street had to be on the left, correct? The only other directions were Fed Ex and the Mississippi River. So we walked....
We walked along the tracks, along the River, on streets, on sidewalks, down alleys. The wind chill was 12°, and both of our hip sockets were throbbing from the cold, so I finally said forget it, let's just go back to the car. And then....Beale St.
We know now that the street begins as B.B. King and then connects to Beale. Siri was right trying to keep us where we parked.
I was the worst souvenir shopper. I ran in, and just started looking for sizes snatched and grabbed, then ran out.
Onto the Memphis Zoo!
Now my phone battery was dead from Siri's relentless directions, so I used Scott's phone for pictures. He had maybe 30 pictures on his phone, and when I was finished, a couple of hundred. I will spare you all the animals, but I have to put a few of my favorite.
This is the absolute best zoo that I have been to, and we only got to see maybe half of it, due to, well it's February and some exhibits are closed, and the animals that were out and out were hiding trying to keep warm.
I was still grouchy and hormonal, and I said, "oh I am loving the architecture", and Scott was like "do you get it?" I said yessss.....he said "Because of Memphis?".....I get it Scott......"you know because.." I SAID I GET IT!!!!!!!!!
Let me reiterate how absolutely freezing it was, and then the freezing rain came.
I spent entirely too much time at this one exhibit to be completely terrified of this thing:
I found the biggest, slimiest bullfrog there and tagged my mother in it.
I never saw the snake that this was attached to, so I am concerned....
And then....the Asian exhibit.
And then....the African exhibit.
This is about the time that the freezing rain came....but do you know what I found??!?!?!
We missed the bears, the wolves, the monkeys, and an entire aquarium, but it was time to get out of the rain.
I want to go back in the spring, there were so many food trucks!!!! LOL!!! None were open!
After we thawed out in the car, we headed back towards the hotel to find food.
This place was SO good, and while we were eating, we see that it was featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives!
That is pretty much the extent of our trip. We got back to the hotel and got straight under the covers, napped for an hour or so (the only nap, I am impressed), and when we woke up, went on a search for food.
None of our legs worked, and a storm was coming, so we searched for delivery. After digging and finally finding what we wanted, placing an order THREE times on three different food sites for it to tell us we were out of delivery range, we settled for Jimmy John's. They had it to us in just minutes, and it was better than what we originally had picked out. BBQ was our first choice, but there was a 3-hour wait, and we were famished.
I soaked in the tub, he soaked in the tub, and nothing helped the tightness, so I just popped 3 Ibuprofen and went to bed.
We got up the next morning (when upstairs guy did at 7:12am, LOL), and headed home. I took a different route, I went through Jackson, MS, time wise it was the same, and I have taken that road many times coming to and from Birmingham.
Siri decided to punk me one last time, I was cruising down 55 South and he told me to get off of the highway onto this backwoods, hillbilly hee haw road for 15 miles.
When I merged back onto the Interstate, Siri had taken me completely around Jackson.
I don't think it trusts me in traffic.....
But we made it home, I gave out my souvenirs, and I think Lily liked hers :)
Normally I am already planning my next trip, but right now, I am going to stay on the couch.
This was the longest month I think I have ever lived through.
When I went to write the January blog (on February 3rd), I looked over all the pictures that I have accumulated this month, and it seems like weeks and weeks ago. But no.
Some days it was 80°, some days it was 12°.
I tried to keep the pictures in chronological order, but I am not nearly responsible enough for that.
Let's see, this month has been mostly Swagbucks. Just in a couple of weeks I have made $50 or so. I dyed my hair. Like....dark. No pictures allowed. I also discovered a wine that I like, that doesn't spike my sugar.
So in no particular order, my pictures for January.
So maybe when I was in Walmart I saw a sloth, a flamingo, and a llama and couldn't decide which one I wanted.
And then this happened.
Scott was working an overnight shift, so when he came home, and went into the Guest bathroom, half asleep, this was looking him in the eye.
Maybe I got flipped off.
The following night when Scott gets ready to go to bed (I was already in there), maybe there was a llama in the bed with me.
I took a picture when Scott was trying to figure out where to sleep :)
Lori Tate, Ms. Steel Magnolias herself celebrated a birthday, along with John, aka Sugarbear.
Scott and I celebrated another anniversary.
We went big and had Burger King in the break room at work.
Apparently this was the month for people to start eating laundry detergent.
Lots of new things at work, lots of stress, and it's OKAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am officially on vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See ya'll in a week or so.
This was no doubt the longest month of the year. The hotel industry in Natchitoches is not the place you want to work if you desire sanity.
There is the Christmas Festival which causes us to sell out months in advance, graduations, reunions, everyone and Aunt Carol wanting to come see the lights.
Crazy Train. Not to mention, 5 employees quit this month, so that's a record.
I honestly didn't take a lot of pictures, so the ones that I stole......thanks.
Charades was a time....I tried to coach them with scenarios about movies.
They drew Star Wars, so I suggested a light saber fight and then someone slink down like when Ben Kanobi was killed. It worked, until they kept swatting "him" with the light sabers and every one was yelling, "The Color Purple!" "Roots!", I was like "NO ONE IS GETTING WHIPPED!"
The next movie was Dirty Dancing. They said they got it.
They straight up did the scene from Risky Business.
The next movie was Titanic. I said "okay, someone get behind another person, put your arm around her, and let her stretch her arms out".
Literally the most iconic scene from the movie.
What did they do?
Our church had it's yearly Christmas Program. I could have done without Scott's commentary in my ear, LOL.
For about half a day, there was a slurry of ice/snow on the ground.
After one particularly hectic day at work I came home, through my laptop bag on the floor, and didn't touch it until my way out the door the next morning. After being at work 2 hours or so, I go to get my binder out of the bag. THE binder. My entire life, personal and work, is in this binder. It was soaked. I lost many important papers, but most importantly......
A Diet Mtn. Dew can had exploded I am guessing when I threw the bag down and sprayed everything in the bag. Poor Kindle here was at the bottom of the bag and drowned for over 12 hours No amount of rice could help it.
I did get another one, bigger and brighter, but I felt bad. We have logged so many hours together.
On Facebook I made the comment "Goodbye my old friend, I am sorry I let you drown", with this picture.
A week later, this was a conversation I had with an unnamed coworker.
Her: Good morning
Her: Who died?
Her: Your friend?
Her: What you put on Facebook...your friend that drowned.
Me: OMG, you mean my Kindle?
Her: I don't know the picture didn't load.
Me: You thought I would let someone drown and then post it on Facebook?
Her: I don't know, you be weird sometimes.
My Black Friday purchase has arrived!
Everything was so much better than I anticipated! The color was perfect, it was larger, softer, and way more comfier than I thought it being so cheap would be.
Thank you Wayfair!
I have changed the pillows up 3 times in one week. Who knows what the final outcome will be.
I attempted to make sausage balls for the first time. They were very tasty, however the recipe insisted that I use a mixer instead of hands to combine everything. Well poop yeah!!!!
It was a no.......
I have no doubt that I am the most hated house on my route.
If I thought for one second that I could fit into this, I'd be all over it like white on rice.
Just keeping the romance alive in our marriage.
Callie, being rude at my mother's house. She is not a fan of their new dog Molly.
Can't take her anywhere......
At work, had to take a picture of my favorite guys!
Our Night Auditor is better than your Night Auditor:
Stolen pre-Christmas pics of Lily:
After we opened present and ate I went to work.
None of us took an obligatory Christmas group picture or posted a picture of food.
We fail as Americans.
Lula, who I ditched at my mother's house after she peed on my iPod and it caught on fire, is slowly making her way inside my mother's house. I warned them; she will pee on everything you love.
You know that yo live in Louisiana when you have an alligator pulling Santa in a boat..
Scott turned the big 4-3.
We were both off, but can't say we did much. He played his new video games on his loudass surround sound system he bought, and I meal planned for next week. We met my mother and Bailey for dinner, and pigged out, then bought groceries. If that doesn't scream a good time, then I don't know what to tell ya.
And again, we took zero pictures.
I snapped this one while he was putting together a quilt rack in his old man bath robe.
We rang in the New Year by watching hockey and Carnival Eats.
Here we are piled on my new couch (yay!) in my old lady nightgown.
Here's to 2018, may it not be a dumpster fire.
I turned 39. Didn't start off well, haha.
I have the absolute worst toothache. To make it worse, there isn't a tooth there, just a shell of a tooth that was pulled a long time ago. If I thought that I could go in, have it pulled and go back to work the next day I would, but I know they're going to have to cut stuff out.
Sigh. No birthday steak for me, but I did cheat and eat Stuffed Crust Pepperoni pizza.
I share a birthday with my most favorite Houston Astro:
I went to my mom's and collected my birthday cake. Every year our family friend Randy makes one for me. Even the years I lived in Alabama:
I haven't done a random blog in a while, so I have a lot of pictures on my flash drive with no dates, and no explanations, so I am just going to throw them on here all willy nilly.
Cheesy Garlic "Bread"
Scott and I took a trip out of town to El Dorado, Arkansas.
We didn't do much, but it was fun.
I may have went a little Christmas crazy this year...
All of my Black Friday purchases are starting to roll in....I had the same amount yesterday here and at my mom's.
I even bought a couch from Wayfair. It should be here in about 2 weeks!
The month ends today, I am looking forward to December. Hopefully some cool weather. My Christmas shopping is mostly done, and only 25 days to 24 hours of A Christmas Story!
Houston is going to the World Series!!!!
Lazy day off. Church, grocery shopping, and catching up on DVR.
Long work day.
I also broke my toe.
Like straight up broke my toe.
I cooked! Loaded Baked Potato Dip and Seasoned Salmon
Our escapades today were just too much for her.
Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse by James Breakwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It was well worth the wait! I love following the daily adventures of this family on Twitter!
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I always fix my hair fancy for a Saturday night.
So maybe tonight's game lasted until almost 1:00am.
Since I am off work tomorrow, I wore my only semi-Halloween-related thing I own.
It's my favorite day of the year!!!!!
Way more than just one picture today.
The best Halloween picture ever? The lady on the right went as my MOM!!!!!!
One more bonus...
Only in my hometown.....
My sister's Facebook:
So umm... I'm in the kitchen, Lily is on the porch playing with the cat, when she comes barging in screaming "There's a pig on the road!! And it's not pink! It's gray!!" I'm like wtf?? This kid is nuts. But sure enough!
Thank you so much for indulging me in my 3-part October blog.
It is my favorite time of the year! Can I say it again!
Tomorrow is Game 7 of the World Series!!! I am hopeful!!!!!!
Being the greatest month of all, why wouldn't you want to document every day?!
The Astros won Game 1 of the ALCS!
I lost my aunt today.
My Mother's sister, Donna, had been fighting cancer.
I really don't want to get personal on here, but I stood 2 feet away when her son Troy took his last breath a couple of years ago. I was standing there in the doorway when Donna took hers. This isn't fair. I lost my Daddy. My grandmother. Too many family members I have had to say goodbye to because of cancer, and liver failure, and for whatever reason our Lord decided that it was time. I would never question His decisions.
But it hurts.
And I am angry for the pain my family is going through. No one should have to lose a sister, a mother, a grandmother, an aunt.
I know it happens every single day, but I take it personally. Two people that I worked with have lost their dads this week.
I hope as a society that we pray for the peace and comfort of all of our fellow people, whether you know and like them or not.
I worked a 16 hour shift at work. Voluntarily.
Bailey stopped by, LOL
I cooked! Ugly Inside Out Enchiladas
This happened Sunday, but nothing at all happened today, so I thought I would share.
I don't want to talk about it.
Well..I thought it was funny.
My birthday present came in early! I am going to try hard to keep it put up until November 13th.
I took two pictures, none of which show what exactly it looks like.
A lot of heartbreak this week, but as always we made it through.
The Astros will advance to a Game 7 to determine who will go to the World Series.
Here is hoping to a happier week!
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