Thursday, May 31, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend...The End

I worked Monday morning but because we were soooooo slow and nothing was breaking, I ended up getting sent home way early at 10 a.m.  I took advantage of the earliness and helped Scott throw out a lot of junk that we just weren't going to need at the new house.  We really didn't need it where we were either lol.  I'm such a hoarder at times.  He washed and waxed the bike for the second day in a row (sorry honey) so we could go for a ride.

He thinks it's great that I'm home early because now we can go to lunch.  We pass every single restaurant that I can think he could want, and by 45 minutes later, I'm hungry and the curiosity is killing me.  We've been wanting to go to Melt Bar & Grilled forever, so he was trying to surprise me.  Three quarters of the way there he realized that he didn't have the location in the GPS so we had to pull over and he had to confess his intentions of surprise.  He takes a lot of pride in surprising me, just sometimes he forgets to do the research lol.  I think it's so sweet though ♥  I looked up their address and was sad to find out they were closed because of the holiday.  I'm dying to try this place.  Back on the bike to find somewhere else.  About a half hour later and not finding anything open other than fast food, we tried a little home style restaurant.  Great food, lousy service.  Our waitress had friends in there and they were discussing some concert they were going to after work.  After ten minutes of riding, Scott isn't feeling well.  I'm starting to think it's not the heat, it's me.  We took the expressway home and he sacked out on the couch for four hours.  I know he was sick when he's napping and the tv isn't on.  I hope he starts feeling better soon.  It's no fun annoying him when he's sick =)

Soooooo....that was my busy weekend.  I have a sick hubby and a sunburn.  How was yours?

Memorial Day Weekend...The Middle

Sunday was my niece Kayla's graduation.  I'm so proud of her!  I worked five hours so I could be there to watch her walk across the stage.  Her graduating class was only 60 students!!  I don't know if it's a recent idea, or maybe in the dark ages my school didn't do it, but as they walked across the stage they also had someone reading their future plans.  When I graduated in the 90's, I don't remember a lot of the kids going to college, most either went to work, in the service, and quite a few of the girls started on their families.  I couldn't believe the amount of kids in her class going to college.  I felt really bad for some of them because all you heard was engineer, medical, even heard aeronautics, but what about the kids that are going to work because they just couldn't afford college?  I hope they didn't feel left out.  Either way, you should be proud that you made it through the torture of high school!

Her dad took us out to one of my favorite restaurants as a celebratory dinner.  This particular restaurant has the best manicotti in the whole world, yes I'm convinced =) and the bread...*sigh* definitely droolworthy.  The guest of honor had a slice of the most decadent chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream that she couldn't finish, you know I volunteered to help!!  Unfortunately, Scott still wasn't feeling well so we went home and took an hour or so nap, then took the bike out for a ride.

We were about 45 minutes from home at a park watching the rain across the lake.  Hum...maybe we should have taken the sign.  I bring up the weather on my phone and the storms looked like they were going to pass us.  A riding we go.  About 15 minutes later, I bring up the weather again.  In my most calm voice I say "Honey, the you are here thingie is in the middle of a storm...we need to go home NOW!!!"  Yes, that was my calm voice.  We come up to this light and I feel a raindrop, next thing I know it was lots of raindrops and there was lots of thunder and lightning.  Thank you to the bank that was right at the corner that we hid under their drive thru.  After it passed, we hopped back on and about ten minutes down the road everything was dry as a bone.  Hadn't seen a drop.  So his pretty washed and waxed bike is now a little on the dirty side.  I was so sleepy that after my shower, I crawled into bed at 10:30 with Puppy and we both snored until he came to bed an hour later.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend...The Beginning

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  I know a lot of you worked on your abodes, kudos to you!!  I had a busy weekend myself, but most of it was spent not at home sucking up my a/c.

First off let me sing to my love of my may want to cover your ears..."Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Scott, Happy Birthday to you!"  You can uncover your ears now.  He's finally hit the 40 mark...I'd post a pic but he'd kill me.  He must not think he's as sexy as I think he is ♥

Friday night after work we went to dinner with the in laws since Scott's aunt is in town.  Just a quick bite of Italian and back home because Scott hasn't been feeling well.  I think the heat and long work hours are starting to get to him.  He also may be a "little" stressed...I swear I have nothing to do with it!

Saturday we went to the farm so he could mow down some of the paths and I could spend quality time with my LaylaBooBoo. was in the 90's and I thought I was going to melt...think the witch from "Alice in Wonderland"...that's the movie right?  "I'm melting, I'm melting".  I spent a lot of time watching Puppy play in the streams and ponds on the property.  Makes me wish I hadn't packed up all my shorts and bathing suits.  I would have loved to hop in with her.  Scott has such horrible luck that he burnt up the brand new belt he put on the mower (grass was just too thick) and his atv isn't running right.  As in, it runs for a bit, then you walk home.  It's old (10 years maybe?) and it's not like you maintenance those things on a regular basis.  He didn't get much accomplished except for being agitated.  We had hot dogs and sloppy joes for dinner which after about three hours I decided that I wasn't going to keep if you get my drift.  I was heat sick in a horrible way.  The migraine I had wasn't helping.  Didn't get to bed til 1 am, and up again around 6 because I work on Sundays.  These long weekends kill me.

Why Men Shouldn't Puppysit!

Why yes, that is my baby covered in mud ♥

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I'm a Grandma!!

I received a really great birthday present from Dawnanna...her beautiful baby girl was born a couple of days after my big day! We had just started the home inspection when she texted that she was admitted to the hospital. After rushing that along and rushing my inlaws who were driving down with us, we made the 12 hour drive. Sadly we missed the birth, but we were there only a few hours late and were able to snuggle with our new little one. She's adorable with her ten tiny toes and fingers!! She was 20.5 inches long and 7.8 pounds, which is quite a bit smaller than the doctor was predicting. Touched with a little jaundice, they have been visiting the doctor everyday and taking her out in the sunshine for small periods of the day. Mama and little one are doing well =)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mexican Chicken Casserole

I was told no more grocery shopping before we move so we can use up what we have in the house already.  I'm getting creative with my cooking now lol.  I made this the one night, and it turned out surprisingly good, leftovers were even better!!

Chicken Mexican Casserole (serves at least 9)

1 can Rotel
1 can creamed chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 small container sour cream
1 small can jalapenos (optional)
4 cooked chicken breasts
1 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1 box cooked pasta (penne rigate,something small)

Mix all the soups, Rotel, cheese together in large bowl.  Add your choice of peppers and chicken, when well mixed, add pasta.  Pour into 9x12 baking pan and pop into the oven for 30 minutes.

Friday, May 18, 2012

My Scarf Addiction

While I'm at work I do devote a portion of my day to my pinning to perserve what's left of my sanity. I'm a proud Pinterest addict (which you can find me here.) Since I'm slowly packing up all my treasured junk, I've been paying special attention to how to get myself organized. No better time that the present right? I've seen a million pins about how to hang my "few" scarves, which I think makes it easier to find than all thrown in a pile on my dresser.  I bought the heavy wood hangers (less than $5) and clear shower hooks ($1.16) from WalMart.  I guess I didn't realize how many I have because I needed two of the hangers.  Then I thought it was such a great idea, I hung all my bras that way too.  For your protection, I'm only showing the scarves!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Looking for New Roofs

As my post a month ago said, I'm in the market to find a new roof to have over my head.  I did discover one thing while looking, rent is outrageous here. To find similar square footage is around $1200 a month. So after looking at countless apartments, we decided to go big and buy a house. You'd think that at almost 40 we would have already did that, but we have a habit of doing things a little backwards. Now, onto finding a house, and finding a house fast. We enlisted the help of a realtor (hi Bev!) who has the patience of a saint. Scott and I have in mind what we want and realize it's not going to happen so we have to find something that we can work with.

I was told this was common in older homes, it's planter

I saw A LOT of purple,pink, and yellow bathrooms with matching tubs

The hunting wasn't going well...until what I thought was the house of my dreams...this beautiful 3 bedroom on 18 acres!!!

This house had everything that I could ever ask for...a master bedroom/bath/closet of my dreams, fireplaces, 2 car garage, and out in the middle of nowhere. It had been on the market for a long time, but it wasn't selling. The bank dropped the price to the most amazing figure, and we immediately put in an offer, but it just wasn't enough. There was 16 offers on the house sadly enough. It was quite a distance from where we are now, so maybe it was a to keep looking.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Baby Shower Lovelies

Better late than never, here are some pictures of the baby shower that I hosted for my step daughter.  I didn't get to put as much effort as I wanted with everything else going on, but it went great and I received a ton of compliments (thanks Pinterest!)   Daughter was happy and that's what matters most.  We hosted in a local state park cottage, and I highly recommend doing it!!  We were comparing prices and this won out by a landslide.  Since it was on short notice to begin with (had less than a month), it was difficult to find spots and most averaged around $100 an hour.  WHOA!  This beautiful all wood cottage with a fabby kitchen and fireplace was only $95 for the whole day!!!

Beautiful Cottage with a deck and grilling area

All wood inside and held about 40 people

The cake balls were a big hit

Scott divided everything up so it was rotating

Cannot believe how much soda we went through
Didn't think to take a picture of the actual food

Lots of gifts, her first so she needed everything

Everyone filled out a wishes for the baby and mommy sheet

One of the centerpieces

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Sad iPhone & How it Almost Caused Divorce

I heard you ask why my iPhone is sad, thank you for asking =)  I know you're really puzzled over the divorce part.  Last Saturday I texted the Love of my Life if he wanted me to bring him lunch at work.  I sent him an adorable pic of Layla with one of her little rubber cheeseburgers and told him that she wanted cheeseburgers for lunch.  No answer.  So I went back to bed.  Woke up, still no answer.  Fine, he's busy.  We're two hours past the end of lunch, and I still haven't heard a peep from him.  Now I'm not gonna lie, I was a "little" pissed.  When I took my LaylaBoo out for a little sun time she was playing with the neighbor girls and I snapped a few pics and sent him one.  Nothing.  Nada.  Crickets.  Now he works a twelve hour shift, so I have a long time to mull over my pissedoffness.  By the time 8pm rolls around and now the crickets aren't even chirping, I have decided I'm going to break his cell phone with a hammer...a small craft one of course.  That way I can pound on it a couple of times.

So...he walks in the door, I'm nice, I'm polite, there's smoke coming out of my ears.  I ask why he couldn't answer my texts to which the reply was "I did, right after you sent them.  I was wondering where my cheeseburgers were."  HUH?  He showed me where he had indeed replied.  Fresh crow served daily.  Now I'm in love with my iPhone, I sleep with it for pete's sake.  So I KNOW it can't be my precious that isn't working.  We were going to CiCi's for pizza (ironically they have Cheeseburger Pizzas, my puppy would be in heaven) and as we're about a mile from the house, all these texts start coming through.  Like I said, fresh crow served daily.  Still not my phone.  No matter that the texts were from different people, not just him.

Fast forward to Monday.  He texted me twice to tell me he's not going to make it home for dinner.  I cooked dinner, veal parm.  Now those that follow my blog know it's a special day when I cook dammit.  He's not home, I'm not happy.  Puppy is, but she's always happy.  I have now come to realization that my precious is causing a divorce.  I've already divided up the furniture, and decided the happy puppy is mine.

Today I spend a little Googly time and realize that my precious iPhone has a problem.  Apparently there's a lot of preciouses that have problems.  It's a common, well known issue, dating back to last fall.  THEN FIX IT DAMMIT!!!  We could have had a fatherless puppy.  I found some directions on Verizon's website that say update by dialing *228 and do option 2.  That updates your roaming capabilities.  Now I know I wander around the house aimlessly for hours on end, but I wouldn't consider it roaming.  If that doesn't work, reprogram your phone by using option 1 instead.  If all else fails, reformat the phone?!  And lose all the pictures of my beloveds?!  WHAT?!  Insert iCloud here.  Apparently I can put all my photos on a cloud and it will save them.

Current time update:  Have precious plugged into my computer with her USB cord and it's doing a back up.  It's been going at it for 2 hours already, and has a guestimated four hours left.  I have two gigs of pics, etc on my phone.  Holy cow.  Thankfully no music or we'd be here all week.  As far as I can tell, just updating the roaming has worked, I test texted two people and we had conversations about buttered popcorn (thanks Christina, you made me eat half a box of Cheeze-its).  When all my pics are happily stored on the cloud, I will let ya'll see what I've been up to this month.  Loves to you all!!