Hanging Crooked, Reading Books, and Doing Nothing

Sunday, July 19, 2015

— There is a rousing rendition of "Do Lord" being sung in the play room while I type this, because I finally added Ladybug's cd of VBS songs to her iPad this morning.  I am ecstatic that she loved VBS so much that she wants to hear the songs all of the time.  However as an adult, I can only hear those adrenaline-charged, repetitive songs maybe ten times a day... each before I need an Excedrin.

— I have finally gotten around to putting new pictures and frames up all through our house.  This endeavor has also included purchasing a new bulletin board and a new dry erase board for the kitchen.  It's the best time for those new items, because everything is stocked and at great prices for Back To School.  Anyway, after buying the stuff to replace the old, dingy stuff in the kitchen, I got a bug up my bonnet to hang them myself.  You see, I realized that I am 35 years old and have never really hung a picture up on my own in any of my homes. I don't think I've hung anything up since my Monet prints in my college dorm room.  I was really industrious and even learned how to use Bart's drill so I could do it right.  Once I was finished I realized something.  Do you know why I never hang pictures (or anything else)?  I don't see straight and even using a level, those two boards are as crooked as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  This is of course driving Bart, the perfectionist, insane, and it won't be too long before he corrects my mishaps.

— As you know, I anticipated "Go Set a Watchman" for months, so I read it in a day.  That said, once I was finished reading it, I felt that void you do after you finish a book you really love.  Friday I decided to start reading "The Astronaut Wives Club:  A True Story" by Lily Koppel.  It's the book that inspired the TV series by the same name that Bart and I have been addicted to this summer.  I'm taking it a little slower with this book, but I really like learning about the women behind our first astronauts, the Mercury Seven.  Let me tell you, they put up with a lot more than most wives would these days.

— A huge part of me has felt that I should start back to writing rather than get stuck in another book for a while.  The thing is, it's not easy writing fiction and taking care of Ladybug.  She's going to be in preschool soon, so I hope to spend part of that time writing.  Then I can get lost in my character's lives until it's time to go wait in car line without feeling guilty for ignoring my child for my own imaginary friends.

— I took our "Week of Nothing" very seriously.  Ladybug and I left the house to buy groceries and that was about it.  It was the perfect week for this, since we're finally having a normal (meaning HOT!!!) summer.  We went to the mall Friday night with Bart to shop for school clothes for Ladybug.  I can hardly believe we're buying her school clothes, even for two-day-a-week-preschool.

—  I mentioned previously how nice Ladybug and I have had it for the past three and a half years, just taking life slowly.  I just want to go on the record by saying that I have loved it.  There's nowhere else I would have rather been.  I was listening to an old podcast of the Big Boo Cast by Big Mama and Boo Mama, and they were talking about how they purposefully don't schedule to be away from home as much as they could, because that's where their people are, and they don't want to miss anything.  That's how I feel about my time so far as a SAHM.

I remember a friend who had had a baby a little over a year after I had L asked me how I could stand to be home all the time.  I'll admit that the first six months to a year was hard, because little babies don't do much but need you.  Then you know what?  In between all the teething and the potty-training, it got really good.  Ladybug will probably phase out naps after starting preschool.  I'm going to miss our mid-day nap ritual where I read to her before her nap.  We've read everything from Green Eggs and Ham to The Secret Garden together this way.

I think of Ladybug's first steps, her first words, and all the goofball moments that have and will occur.  I never wanted someone else to text me pictures and videos of those moments, I wanted to experience them myself, and I did.  I may still be driving the same car we bought eight years ago, we may not take many vacations, but what I have been given is so much greater.  Ladybug has also benefitted too.  She has had this great life that hasn't been overly scheduled.  She's been able to just be a kid, playing on her own.  She even has an imaginary friend, AND she's very sociable with other kids.  I just can't imagine missing this.  I love spending my days with my smart, silly, sweet goofball.  It has been a most precious time, and I'm glad she's only going to be in school two days a week so far.

Friday's Thoughts

Friday, June 12, 2015

I love having intelligent dogs.  Most of the time it's fun, but sometimes not so much.  Bart spent Sunday afternoon through Thursday night working in Oklahoma.  That meant Lucy didn't sleep much at night while he was away.  She believes it's her duty to keep watch on the house when Bart's gone.  Unfortunately that means barking at things about once every hour or so.  Monday morning she even woke me up at 3 am so she could take a walk around the perimeter of the back yard.  Last night after Bart came home, she slept all night.

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown of self-appointed family protector.

Dory and I have been getting up early in the mornings to go for bike rides together again.  We both really enjoy it, and I think it sets my mood for the day. We obviously couldn't do that while Bart was away, because it's not a good idea to leave a sleeping there-year-old alone in the house with only a golden retriever who doesn't go for bike rides before 8 am to watch her.  I've been relegated to the stationary bike, which is nice but not nearly as fun.  Anyway, Dory has heard me say all week that when Daddy got home, we would start going for our rides again.  So, guess who woke me up at 5 AM this morning?  Yep, the Dorothy Gale dog. She was ready to go, but had to wait until after 6.  I refused to give in to her, because then she would want me to get up that early every morning.  I have to sleep at some point even though I don't think anyone in this family actually thinks so.  I have long come to the conclusion that if I didn't sleep I could be the most productive person on the planet, but... no.
My morning biking buddy and living alarm clock.

While Bart was gone, I had plans to read and write and get so much done.  I did get a lot of housework accomplished, like clean out L's playroom and some other things.  However, I never did any writing.  I got caught up reading a series of books.  I have to finish them because I'm dying to finish the first draft of my friend Louise's book set in the 1930s, and I want to get to writing on my own stuff again.  I ended up falling asleep within an hour of L going to bed every night, because I was exhausted.  It's hard doing EVERYTHING all day and all night around the house, including watering the garden, the grass, and the flowers.  Thankfully Ladybug decided to help me out a little by playing in the sprinkler while it did its work.  

Getting back to writing, I've realized that I can either write blog posts that I think are decent, or I can write fiction, but often not at the same time.  I think it's a matter of tone and mindset and not being able to just hop from one to the other.  Perhaps it would be different if I did give up on sleep.  I wonder if I'm alone in this?

I'll be surprised if I get any writing of any sort done this weekend.  We're going to have our eyes solely on the TV because Arkansas made it to Omaha!  I may or may not also be following a spoon on Twitter now because of it.  It's such a controversial spoon, too.

Randomosity: Oh What a Week

Friday, May 8, 2015

After all of my serious posts the past two weeks, I've wanted to post some lighter stuff so, here's the latest Randomosity.

  • Everyone I know keeps posting pictures of just-hatched baby birds on their Facebook and Instagram feeds.  Newborn birds give.me.the.creeps.  They're just UGH!  You know, with their giant eyes and all.  No thank you!
  • L is on a huge super heroes kick.  If 2014 was the year she discovered princesses, then 2015 is the super heroes year.  She's mainly a DC universe girl.  She has decided that she is Wonder Woman, Lucy is Superman, and Dory is Batman. We've also been watching some Avengers and Captain America, because we already love Agent Carter.   Ladybug still loves princesses, but I'm thrilled her horizons have expanded.  I can't wait until the DC Super Hero Girls comes out this fall.
  • Speaking previously of Agent Carter, I'm thrilled it was renewed for another season.  I'm also unhappy that Forever wasn't.  That was a good show, and I hate that it's over just as Jo found out about Henry.
  • Last week Christy Nockels released a live album titled "Let It Be Jesus."  I think it was fortuitous timing, and my personal song of the week so far has been "Freedom Song."
  • This little thing called the Bentonville Film Fest has been going on this week.  I've been a little bummed that I wasn't able to go to any of it.  I especially wanted to take L to the A League of Their Own game and showing at Arvest Ballpark last night but wasn't sure if I felt up to it yet.  Maybe they'll do it again next year.
  • Along the lines of TV, a lot of people don't like how Grey's Anatomy jumped a year after the death of Derek Shepherd.  I actually do.  I think Meredith and Amelia are both realistically dealing with their grief and I don't think we needed to go through that crappy first year after.
  • We had a houseguest this past week.  Bart's brother's family left their lab Apache with us while they visited their previous post in Colorado.  She was basically the easiest houseguest ever except for the whole part of her being on Eastern time and wanting breakfast at 5:30 every morning.  Now my girls are used to it too.  I've been sleeping later recently, but I would prefer no to be woke up until at least 6.  She gets along great with the girls.  She and Dory are almost exactly the same age and have always played well.  I do think Dory's kind of glad to see her go though.  She seemed to be acting a little like Jan Brady while Apache was here.
  • We've been watching a lot of baseball at our house lately.  Now that things have changed, we're looking to go to another Cardinals game some time in early fall.
  • Next week or the next, I'm going to start getting up early to bike with Dory in the mornings.  I know better than to try with Lucy.  She doesn't exercise before 8 in the morning.
  • I was reading over on The Big Mama Blog yesterday her list of books to read in the summer and some of the suggestions in the comments where I saw several people suggest LM Montgomery's "The Blue Castle."  I adore all of Montgomery's books, especially the "Anne of Green Gables" series, so I had to chime in that it is a great read.  It is NOT a children's book, but it's definitely not "Fifty Shades of Grey" either.  Anyway, I'm going to have to give it a read again soon, I think.
  • For my birthday this year, Bart got me gift cards to Easy and Shutterfly.  With the Etsy one I ordered giant Scrabble letters for our last name.  They came in today.  Now I have to find something to put in place of our wedding picture.  I've been planning to do that for a while now.  It's more than time for a change.
  • I have felt led to be very open and share what we've been going through lately, because there's too much shame and secrecy when it comes to miscarriage, and there shouldn't be.  For anyone wanting to catch up on what's been going on lately, read these:
  • Lastly, to everyone who has sent me a message or just checked on me, thank you so very much.  Every prayer, every word has been felt and appreciated.  

Weekly Randomosity

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

  • Ladybug was hoarse and had a croupy cough from Friday of last week until Monday.  She never ran fever, but it was evident she didn't feel very good.  So in order to keep her from being exposed to more germs we stayed home from church Sunday.  Also, I decided to go to Walmart alone while Bart was home with Ladybug, thinking I would enjoy the time alone that afternoon.  Let me tell you.... It is easier to buy groceries with a toddler who wants everything during the week than it is to fight the crowds on Sunday.
  • I'm fairly certain that this year's Sooners and Razorbacks are God's way of reminding me not to store my hope and joy on earthly things... like football.
  • A year ago when all Ladybug would watch on TV was Mickey Mouse and occasionally Play With Me Sesame, I never would have imagined that she would absolutely love Charlie Brown! Just before Halloween I pulled out our Charlie Brown holiday Blu-rays so she could watch The Great Pumpkin.  Now we watch "Charlie Brown!" every day it seems.  It is nice being able to get past Mickey Mouse, even though he is still well-loved here.
  • After not having a bike for a week (because I kinda accidentally sold mine at our yard sale), then not being able to go for my early-morning rides for another week because Bart was in Arizona, then being sick, I finally went for an early morning ride again with Dory yesterday.  If felt wonderful!  I love my new bike!  Then the temperature dropped, the wind decided to get nasty, and I'm back to not biking in the mornings for at least a few days.
  • Speaking of biking with Dory.  After biking most mornings with me and running frequently with Bart since June, Dory Gale has lost 8 pounds between when we had her bordatella updated in May and her yearly exam last weekend.  In fact, she lost so much weight in so little time that our vet started giving her a very thorough exam.  Bart had to explain how we stepped up her exercise.  We're only hoping now that the winter isn't so long and severe that all our progress is lost.
  • Bart has been asking me what I want to do for our 10th wedding anniversary in December.  I told him to surprise me.  We're saving for a trip to Canada next summer, but we still wanted to do something to commemorate the actual day.  His work Christmas party is the night before, so I'm going to drop her off with his parents to spend (hopefully if she's agreeable to it) a couple of days with her grandparents.  Today, he texted me that we have reservations somewhere, the night of the 20th at 7 pm.  We've never been very good at surprises and romance.  Every time in our early days together he tried to surprise me, something got in the way - including his plans to ask me to marry him.  Needless to say, I'm curious what he has in store for us.  I can be pretty sure that it's not dancing.  We are the whitest, most Baptisty Baptists on the planet, I think.
  • With the weather getting colder, I have two very cuddly puppy dogs, and I love it!
  • I have a friend with a little boy a month or two younger than Ladybug.  He has started cutting his two-year-molars.  Ladybug has been nasty-fussy this week because her top two canines have finally decided to pop through.  I cannot imagine how horrible the two-year-molars will be.  Miss Slowest Teether On the Planet can wait a while before she starts cutting those, I hope.  Like, I'm hoping until after Christmas at least.
  • I'm thankful that Ladybug is less opposed to wearing a coat this winter.  She's learning that they actually serve a purpose, and she doesn't want to miss out on playing outside just because she won't wear a coat.  Now, if I can talk her into wearing mittens.  She's probably too much like her daddy to do that though.
  • While Bart was in Arizona, he started watching Duck Dynasty.  So, now we're a Duck Dynasty family.  It's ok though, because Silas voiced a character on the new VeggieTales Christmas movie Merry Larry and the True Light Of Christmas.  Ladybug has loved VeggieTales music for a while and is now really starting to love watching them as well.
  • After a late-night chat with my friend Cathy, I recently considered becoming an Amazon Affiliate here on the blog only to find out that due to stupid tax laws in Arkansas, Arkansans are banned from becoming Amazon Affiliates.  Times like this I feel like we are still in a very backwards state.  I love Arkansas, but I've never loved the way they collect taxes.  Seriously, why in THE WORLD must we assess every year?  Really, this is weird to any of us who weren't raised here all of our lives.
  • Despite not feeling well, Ladybug's vocabulary seems to have exploded again recently.  There's less gibberish and more intelligible language being spoken... endlessly
  • I've been trying to decide between an iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina as my Christmas gift this year.  I'm bequeathing my old, 1st Gen to Ladybug.  Which would you prefer?


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

  • I had a minor cold or sinus thing a couple of weeks ago.  There was sinus drainage, a sore throat, chills, and fatigue.  The entire time I kept seeing commercials for Zicam talking about "pre-colds," and I wondered how one knows they have a "pre-cold" before they have the real thing?  Personally as someone who suffers from allergies, every day of my life is a "pre-cold."
  • I love this time of year where we live.  I'm in love with the colorful leaves on the trees.  I love them so much that it saddens me when I see people who have beautiful leaves in their yards and clamor to not let them tarry long at all, raking them into trash bags as if they're a nuisance!
  • I also realized that I'm a bit like Linus from Peanuts in the sense that I feel like we're murdering a beautiful pumpkin when we make jack o'lanterns.
  • The other night we were watching old home movies of the dogs.  Lucy especially loved watching herself on TV.
  • A while back I read some random blog post about a lady whose blog's Twitter account had been suspended because she would follow hundreds of people every day hoping to garner more blog and Twitter traffic.  I think I was supposed to feel sorry for her, but honestly that really bothered me.  Every day I have one or two new Twitter followers, and a week later they unfollow me, because I never followed them back.  I guess proper Twitter etiquet would demand I follow in kind, but I make it a practice to only follow things I'm actually interested in.  I don't follow people to be followed, and don't want to be used in that manner either.
  • There was a great deal of possible drama at our house last week, because I had forgotten until then to make reservations for the Rowdy Retriever Girls to be boarded for Thanksgiving.  Their usual play they board, Camp Bow Wow, was already booked solid.  If we couldn't board them, we would have to stay home.  Thankfully I found a place that looks good and is more convenient to get to than Camp Bow Wow, and Bart won't have to do without his Grandma's turkey and dressing.  That's a good thing, because I wasn't going to slave over the oven to cook something that I don't care for, Ladybug won't touch, and only one person would eat.
  • Saturday, despite Bart having the cold I had had the week before we traveled down to my old stomping grounds and drove the Talimena National Scenic Byway to enjoy the foiliage.  We went down HWY 71 from Fort Smith to Mena then drove the byway from Mena up to Leflore County, Oklahoma.  This is a road I traveled often as a young person growing up in Heavener.  As my friend Greg (a pastor now living in Memphis) commented on an Instagram photo I posted, it's "Home."  I enjoyed showing it to Ladybug, and I loved her enthusiasm for the "pretty trees."  When I wasn't much bigger than Ladybug, my dad would always take us on that road and tell us to appreciate it, because the trees wouldn't always be there.  He was right.  There's far more young fir growth to replace old trees that were clear-cut these days.  I love the old trees.  

  • While down that way, we stopped to see my Aunt Sue, Uncle Darian, and two cousins.  I wish we could have spent more time with them and seen more family, but it's always good to spend time with my Heavener family.
  • I have a new television show to obsess over, Reign.  I have to admit that I was first attracted to it because Megan Follows plays Catherine de Medici.  However, I love the time period and have been absorbed in books about the Plantagenets, Tudors, Stewarts and such since May.  Even though there are some glaring historical inaccuracies, it's a nice change from a lot of the things on air right now.  Also, the music is great.  I'm just thankful my DVR can record two shows at once, since it airs the same time as Grey's Anatomy.
  • Lucy has seriously not been adjusting well to Standard Time.  She wants to eat when she does during Daylight Savings and isn't taking no quietly.  She's been stealing L's crayons and eating them in protest!  My life is never dull, that's for certain.

Rainy Day Randomosity

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I think Ladybug and I really needed today's rainy, cool weather to just stay inside and be.  It seems our days have been filled with some activity or craziness for far too long, and we kind of need to slowly melt into our winter groove.  Yet, I'm not entirely sure what our winter groove will be.  We're going to have to find some sort of activity for the cold months to get out of the house for some fun at least once a week!

We had a yard sale Saturday.  Bart's parents came up with a truckload of stuff, and we attempted to rid ourselves of several things that were more or less just taking up space.  I sold a couple of L's baby things, but the treasure-trove of baby clothes, play-things, and such was largely untouched.  I'm just not ready to part with any of it yet.  I still hope for one more sweet baby before I'm ready for them to go to other families.  I did sell my bike.  I didn't intend to, it just happened.  Now I'm trying to decide what I want to get to replace it.  I will get another soon, because that is how I exercise, and it has become an integral part of my life.

We went to Dickey Farms to find this year's pumpkins Sunday.  We took L to Farmland Adventures a few weeks ago, but we loved Dickey Farms so much last year that we went back there to actually pick pumpkins.  I hope it's a tradition we can continue for years to come.  I think we all look forward to it - at least those of us who remember it.

Bart picked a couple of odd-looking gourds.  I call this one Jimmy.  You in the know about VeggieTales get it.

I need to go back through all of my blog posts and clean up my labels.  This is not something I look forward to doing.  It may take until Doomsday, but I will do it.

I'm thinking of writing a children's book or series based on Dory, her abandonment, her rescue, our adoption of her, and several other moments in her life that I think would be great material.  Of course I have no artistic skills, so if this does come about I will be looking for and illustrator eventually.

We're really starting to plan Christmas gifts, and I'm even trying to start planning L's birthday now, because once the holidays hit, her birthday just comes too quickly for a party procrastinator like myself. I think this year we'll just invite a handful of her friends and her cousin who may actually be in state then.  I also wouldn't be surprised if it had an A League Of Their Own theme, so she can use her Halloween costume again.

Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  In some respects, I feel that this deserves its own post.  Ladybug should have a three-year-old brother or sister that we lost at eight weeks in January 2010.  There's a quote I remember from Grey's Anatomy that Cristina told George when his dad died: 
CRISTINA: "There's a club. The Dead Dads Club. And you can't be in it until you're in it. You can try to understand, you can sympathize. But until you feel that loss... My dad died when I was nine. George, I'm really sorry you had to join the club."
GEORGE: "I... I don't know how to exist in a world where my dad doesn't."
CRISTINA: "Yeah, that never really changes."
That's how I feel about both the loss of a parent and also the loss of a child.  People can try to understand and sympathize, but until you feel that loss you just can't.  I hate that anyone has to know that kind of loss.  A part of your heart always has a hole in it.  I'm very thankful for my life that I have, but I will always wonder what he would have been like.  I wrote a letter to him last year around his due date.  I think of him every day.  I'll know him someday though, and I am so very thankful for that.

Know Your Adrienne

Monday, September 9, 2013

I feel a little blogger-blocked currently.  Actually, I just think I'm tired from kicking hiney in the house-work department today.  My blogging inspiration usually hits in the mornings after my quiet time, and I don't usually have a chance to pound out my thoughts until later in the day.  By nighttime (like tonight),  whatever deep thoughts I had in the morning have often been pushed aside for a day of doing all the things it takes to be a wife to Bart and momma to Ladybug, Lucy, and Dorothy Gale.  So instead, I'm going to throw out some more little facts about me.
  • This may be un-American or at least anti-Southern, but I have a serious dislike of smocked clothes for babies and toddlers.  I just don't like them.
  • I'm fairly certain that I couldn't tolerate it if Bart was a serious gamer.  I don't understand how he can spend as much time as he does "managing" his team on NCAA Football on the Xbox.  He spends far more time managing than he ever does actually playing.
  • Every time I'm asked to join a meal-train or something similar I feel horribly guilty, but I am NOT the person you want fixing you dinner when you're ill or bereaved.  Maybe I once would have been, but the past ten years have made me very adept at feeding my extremely picky family which includes an IBS-riddled husband.  I don't do elaborate or showy.  I just do necessary.
  • Bart and I have been watching Ally McBeal on Netflix for the past few months.  We just saw the episode where Billy died last week.  I have had the hardest time not telling Bart what was going to happen!
  • I have a nickname that friends from back home often use when addressing me, Addy.  My friend Nicole's mom, Brenda gave it to me when I was ten or eleven.  My mother hates it.  I... don't mind it.  It's part of that girl who lived on Townsend Drive in Heavener, Oklahoma all those years ago.
  • I often suffer from insomnia, usually in the warmer months.  Sadly it's usually the worst on Saturday nights, when I have to get up early for church on Sundays.  I don't intend to be zombie-like at church, but it's a trial.
  • When I as in my teens and life seemed to be a bit much, I would sit at the piano and just play and play for a while in order to relax and clear my head.  Now I often find the same release in taking Ladybug outside and having an impromptu photo shoot with her.  The same goes with editing projects on Shutterfly.  Here are my two favorites from the last time we did this.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

~ Last week we were particularly social.  It was wonderful, and I enjoyed it.  However, I must admit to you that after being "out" so much last week, I have very much enjoyed spending most of this week holed up in my little introvert's paradise.  Bart is in Oklahoma City until late Friday or possibly even Saturday, so I'm having a little "me" time when L is sleeping and the chores complete.

~ That said, I need a new book to read.  I recently started reading some of Philippa Gregory's Cousin's War books.  They're.... ok.  They are definitely not Shakespeare, and I am a little too accustomed to his take on the Wars of the Roses.  Still, I must find something new to read soon or else I'll start trolling the web for some sort of Jane Austen fan fiction trash complete with Mary Sue's and plot lines that have been recycled so often they are now cliche'.  Too late, for I am knee-deep in one that is not too bad.  The author must have a love of actual book, "Pride and Prejudice" and not just Colin Firth in a wet shirt.

~ I love how Ladybug believes both of the baby gates are to keep the dogs in or out of rooms.  She is almost obsessive about making sure the gates are always closed.  

~ I noticed when I bought groceries today that Walmart has started selling mums.  I should probably automatically take an Allegra and Sudafed every day for a while now.

~ I think that the Lifetime Network tries very hard to put the most repulsive people in America on reality tv.  Double Divas seriously troubles me.  I may have to take a moment.

~ Ladybug has become a fan of Ring Around the Rosie.  Occasionally her "Ashes, ashes!" sounds like she forgot the "h."  Personally, I have minor discomfort teaching her a rhyme about dying from the Black Plague.

~ Today I purchased Star Trek Into Darkness on iTunes without having seen it.  I plan to finally enjoy it with my husband when he comes home this weekend.

~ Sometimes I wonder if I'm raising a little girl or a deranged monkey.

~ Then other times I wonder how something so sweet can be mine.

~ Mostly, I'm just thankful these two are in my life.

~ Oh, and these two as well.

Sunday Randomness

Sunday, June 10, 2012

  • Remember last week when I mentioned that I wish I could have a pillow for bed made by the Boppy people?  Now I'm just wanting any new pillow that's rather firm and lasts for more than a couple of months.  I shouldn't wake up every morning with my neck and shoulders in pain.  If anyone has any suggestions on great pillows, I really want to know about them.  Please comment.
  • B worked all day and most of the night yesterday, so we stayed home from church today.  We decided to get the free download on iTunes of "Bunheads," the new drama on ABC Family by the creator of Gilmore Girls.  At first we didn't think we would like it, but now we really do.  It doesn't hurt that the actress who played Emily Gilmore is one of the stars, playing more of a Miss Patti.  We may actually have something to watch this summer.  We may  have two things to watch if the new Dallas is any good.
  • The Firecracker really discovered the jumping part of her jumparoo tonight.  I'm going to have to get video some time.
  • Speaking of the Firecracker, a friend suggested this on Instagram a few days ago.  The Rockabye Baby stoffLooking at all the different albums, I've already downloaded "Sweet Child O' Mine."  I'm probably going to be downloading a lot of these in the future so as to maintain my sanity.
  • This week looks to be fairly busy, but I hope to be able to post regularly.  Have a good week, and God Bless You!

Sunday Randomosity

Sunday, June 3, 2012

  •  I want a king-sized pillow made by the Boppy people to sleep with every night. B and I are always buying new pillows, because we can never seem to find any that will last. Also, have you ever rested your head on a Boppy? It is just the perfect firmness for awesome sleep.
  • I haven't been a big fan of any girls' sports since I quit softball twenty years ago. The past few weeks, B and I have become quite interested in NCAA softball and have been cheering for the OU Sooners to win it all. They start playing Alabama for the finals this week. Firecracker is a Keilani Ricketts fan - seriously. She loves baseball and softball.
  • Firecracker and I talked B into going to the Farmer's Market with us yesterday. Of course he enjoyed himself. We knew that he would.
  • I think I'm going to start calling my mother Morticia Addams. Every time I talk to her on the phone, I feel like the Voice of Doom is on the other end; breathing heavily like a pervert. She has never grasped the concept of not holding the receiver right up to her mouth.
  • It's going to be an interesting week, because B will be out of town Tuesday through Thursday. I'm praying Firecracker will be good, and that I don't try to mame myself anymore than I did last week. It's not fun picking long strands of your own skin out of your razor.
  • In all seriousness, I have a friend who had her little boy eight weeks early via Cesarean Friday. They were told at twenty weeks to abort him, because he would be born deformed, and that his organs wouldn't develop, but they didn't. Then, they were told he wouldn't live long, but he is now two days old. Remember them all in your prayers please. They are at OU Children's Hospital.

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