Monday, May 16, 2011

Giveaway shoutout!

Don't get too excited, if anyone still reads this, I'm doing a giveaway shoutout to one of my favorite blogs- Laura

Leelou Blogs

Keep posting LT!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Memories and Hormones!

Who knew life could change so much in 10 years? Today, I guess I've been in nesting mode; I'm done giving finals and now only have to grade, so I'm taking time today to clean out my old chest of drawers and desk that are in the baby's room. I know hormones don't help, but who knew cleaning out a desk would make you cry? A little backstory...I've had this desk since moving to Starkville 10 years ago for my junior year of college. It's kind of been passed through my family since we were little. And today going through those drawers was like opening a time machine to 2000. I've found my old printer cartridges, credit cards, library cards, MCC ID cards, pictures, and old copies of Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly (with Prince William and Harry Potter on the covers). I've still got my teacher's license, PRAXIS scores, acceptance letter into grad school, old lesson plan assignment when I was in education, all of it. I've also found birthday cards from my parents, my friends, and Alan from when we were dating. Most meaningful, I've found birthday and Christmas cards from all my grandparent, who have since all died. Who knew that just by cleaning out ONE piece of furniture you'd find your whole past, a snapshot of who you were, who you were becoming, and where you've ended up. And now here I am getting ready for another new stage in my (our) life. Whoo...emotional overload today. So, if you've got that piece of furniture or that box or drawer that you've stuffed everything in, be careful! You never know what insights or discoveries it might lead you to. Oh, and P.S. it might make you hold on to things. I was thinking about selling the desk, but right now, I can't bring myself to get rid of my time capsule!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice....


For those few who read my blog and not my facebook, the verdict is in! We're having a GIRL! It was so amazing watching the ultrasound; we were both speechless. It's amazing watching what goes on in there. The ultrasound tech told us we have a very active little girl, which is good because I haven't felt anything yet, so I was wondering what was going on in there. Remember I said that because in the next couple of weeks or so, I'm sure I'll be able to feel EVERYTHING! But wow, it seems so real now that we have a little person... a little girl person. Thanks for all the well wishes and the advice on the maternity clothes. I finally got some this weekend, and everyone is definitely right...at least right now, your regular size is the one you want to go with. Now we just get to focus on baby's room and names. Stay tuned for more.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Time Has Come



Alright, my few and faithful blog followers, this is it. My last post as an expectant mother of an unknown child. We go tomorrow to find out, Lord willing and he/she cooperates, if Baby A is a boy or girl. Drumroll please... I can't believe it's already time. This is a very surreal feeling; the feeling that after tomorrow it won't be just this baby I'm carrying or this mysterious thing, but a more definite little person with a gender and, eventually, a specific name. Wow...it makes this really real, in a great way. Then, we get to focus on all the fun stuff of choosing names and colors and bedding and stuff. And when I go to Disneyworld, in 2 weeks, I'll get to buy his/her first pair of Mickey ears...love it! So people this is your last chance...weigh in now. What do you think, boy or girl? You have until tomorrow at 5 to vote. Then, we'll have the answer.

P.S. The most recent perplexing issue I've come across in pregnancy...maternity clothes. Do you buy them in your "normal" size, like they say, because they are suppose fit like that or do I not need to fall in love with the maternity shirts I have so far because I'm going to have to restock in a little while? Help!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

One trimester down...two to go!


Well in case I haven't called you personally or you haven't seen my facebook page, SURPRISE! We're expecting a baby! I'm due July 27th, right in the middle of summer...yea! Maybe it won't be too hot until August, but at least Alan and I will be off from school.

It's taken me a while to blog because I've been busy getting back into school and let's face it...I'm TIRED! Number one pregnancy "side effect" I've been dealing with, which isn't so bad considering I've haven't been sick at all (knock on wood). I've been feeling pretty good also, so that's a blessing. But first trimester down, and now I'm on to the second, which according to some sources is suppose to give me energy or at least I'm suppose to not feel AS tired as I have been. Fingers crossed on that one.

And doesn't it seem like when you get pregnant that everyone around you gets pregnant! Every stranger you see in Walmart is pregnant and every day you seem to get a phone call about another friend who has found out she is expecting. For example, right now we have 5 people in our church who are pregnant (and we go to a smaller church) and one other close friend who just found out she is expecting while another two are already pregnant! 2010 is going to be a busy year!

So I'll try to keep up posting some of my "discoveries" of pregnancy and my pet peeves. For instance, must everyone who has ever had a baby tell you her horror story of her pregnancy or how they "like" your doctor, but he's not their favorite because he did something to tick her off. If you can't say something nice...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Friday!!

I know I haven't blogged in forever, but I'll catch you up on what's been going on later. Right now here are some happy thoughts and realizations for a good Friday. We're leaving this afternoon going to Nashville to support our Bulldogs against Vandy. Go DAWGS!! P.S. I copied this post from LT.

-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my ownstory that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.
-Nothing stinks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
-I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?
-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like checkyour watch orphone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magicallyfix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all knowhow to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards orFAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.
-There is a great need for sarcasm font.
-Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.
-How in the world are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags up my forearms than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
- I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I trying to finish a text.
- A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you s*ck at it.
- Was learning cursive really necessary?
- Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else tosay".
- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
- I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a moron from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
- Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in'examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said"Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"
- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.
- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
- I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
- I would like to officially coin the phrase 'catching the swine flu' to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for hooking up with an overweight woman. Example: "Dave caught the swine flu last night."
-I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
- Bad decisions make good stories.
-Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that theirprofile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if Ido!
-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring wouldprobably just be completely invisible.
-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to goaround and say their name and where they are from, I get so incrediblynervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be aproblem....
-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at workwhen you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anythingproductive for the rest of the day.
-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
-There's no worse feeling than that millisecond after leaning your chairback a little too far when you're sure you're going to die.
-I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear Idid not make any changes to.
- "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this, ever.
-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dangit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goesto voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
-When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.
-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, thenI like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speedfor pedophiles.
- As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
-Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.
-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey -but I bet my a - - everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...
-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what wouldhappen if you ran over a ninja?" How the heck do I respond to that?
-I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
-I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.
-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating torequire such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fatty before dinner.
(I did not write this, but I wish I had.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

C is for Cookie

Shannon AKA "Cookie Mama" is giving away more cookies. Go over to her site and register NOW!! I had her delicious cookies at a lingerie shower, and they were the cutest things! They were heart shaped cookies with bras and panties on! If nothing else, you have to go over and check out her designs!