Archive for October, 2008

good week

I am having a good week so far. Toot toot!

I don’t know what else to say. Sorry.

Oh yeah! I went to the dentist today. I have one cavity that isn’t that bad, but I have 2 teeth that have really old silver fillings in them, and those fillings are now coming loose, so they are going to re-do those. At least they’ll be white now! Those 2 teeth are also cracked all the way across in both directions I think, which is from my stupid clenching. Darn TMJ disorder! He said those kinds of cracks are normal over time, but mine are just a little early because of my clenching. So, he will just fix all that at once with basically a filling. So, I get to go back 2 more times! That’s okay, though, because I like that dentist and all his assistants. I laugh the whole time I am there. It’s actually fun. I get lots of stories from every visit.

Here are some old but cute pictures in the meantime:

GOOD THING: holidays are coming!
BAD THING: sooo sleepy


This news story completely disgusts me, and I am not talking anything about Obama. That he’s even mentioned is useless to the severity of this news. The fact that there are people this violent and racist makes me want to throw up.


I’m pretty sure these grow everywhere I go.


In the spirits of Halloween and variety, I have changed my blog’s appearance. I have been wanting to change my blog’s theme for a while now, but I don’t really want any of the pre-made themes besides the one that Sheena just snatched, so I am stuck. I don’t feel like learning how to make my own. So, this one works for at least a week due to the upcoming holiday. Wow, that was boring.

Today, we signed a contract to sell our place! It was only posted online for 3 days before we got an offer! We are meeting our agent tomorrow morning to write up our offer on the house we want to buy in Homewood.

We finally took our new boat down to the lake Friday. On the way, a trailer tire blew out while we drove down the interstate, and we didn’t even know it until someone honked at us and mouthed “tire” and pointed. It hadn’t blown completely out; it more so just started falling apart, so the innertube was still there fortunately. Anyway, we had to pull over and start calling for help. In case you didn’t know, Cingular/AT&T roadside assistance is awesome and much quicker than AAA from what we’ve experienced and heard, but they do not care what happens to anything other than your car. They weren’t interested in helping with a trailer tire. So, we were in Brian’s dad’s truck and decided to call OnStar. They also don’t care about trailers. However, Brian did ask her to look up a number for a local place to help us, so we got the number for Calera Towing. We called them, and they said “We can’t help you. Call Don’s Tire.” We then asked for their number, but she didn’t give it to us. Instead, she gave us some other number to call and ask the number. I thought that was weird. So, we called this random number to ask for the tire store’s number, which they gave us. Then, we called the tire store, and the guy laughed at us and told us it’d cost a lot. We had no other option, so they came in about 15 minutes, which we both thought was impressive. An hour and $289 later, we were off to finish our trip to the lake. When we got there, I backed the truck down the ramp, and the boat wouldn’t start. Yeah, that’s right. We were an hour behind schedule, which means it was dark by then, and the boat wouldn’t start. I pulled it back up the ramp, and we drove home to hook up the battery charger. A little while later, Brian noticed a fancy little switch on the dashboard that should have been switched when we tried to crank it up, which means the boat was fine (good thing), and we were just crazy. I don’t blame Brian. It was the second time he ever drove the boat, and the boat we’re used to doesn’t have such a switch. Also it was pitch black dark, so he could barely see. And, we’d just had a bad experience with the tire that made us late, so we weren’t all there brain-wise, anyway. Instead, everything happened the next day, which was fine, and it all makes for a story, at least. 

GOOD THING: don’t have to clean the house to perfection every day anymore
BAD THING: Brian’s mamaw died this evening 😦

children’s art

This is what I found on my desk Monday morning.

Sometimes the kids in the nursery or in Sunday School make things to hand out to adults, and this is their latest feat. It’s so adorable! My little thanker chose to draw a mermaid for me, and she even write MRMAD? at the top. Too cute.


So far, this fall has been busy, fun and beautiful! Even though I love summer because you can do things outside, I think fall might be my favorite season just because of those two weeks that are the perfect temperature. It’s in the fall that I miss being at Berry College the most because of how gorgeous the campus is and how everyone walks to class and all over campus. The walks to class on my through-the-woods trail that hardly no one else used were so awesome. I am bitter that the cut those woods down to build the super sweet new Cage, which is a completely awesome gym, workout center and who knows what else. However, I am definitely jealous of the current students because we had a crappy gym that I didn’t even go to because it seemed gross and I’m lazy. Which of those do you think really mattered? In any case, I honestly would go to their current gym; it’s swanky. Anyway, I still admit that I miss college days and the actual campus itself even more so. It’s so awesome! I have to go next year to Mountain Day to catch up. Not to mention it’s where Brian proposed!  Sometime we should all go there and hang out! Not at that spot, but on campus in general and in Rome maybe. Day trip, anyone?

On another subject, I am getting better at making our bed. I think making beds is generally stupid, but I’ve done it every day now for a week, and I’m slowly getting better at making a king sized bed on my own. Do you know how hard that is when one side is up against a wall? Trust me, that makes a huge difference because I have to crawl on the bed to get to the other top corner, and that messed up all the covers! There is a little space I can stand in if I balance right, and I now employ that space to help myself out. Brian could never fit in that spot, but then again, his arms can probably reach that corner from the other side.

Oh! I bought lots of stuff at Target Monday night to organize some of our things better, and I spent two nights this week until midnight organizing our guest bedroom closet. It looks so good! I’m proud of myself. Plus, whenever we do get to move, that whole closet is ready to go.

I just scored free breakfast thanks to office breakroom coffee and a granola bar I got from the Youth kitchen. Sweet! It’s the kind Brian buys that he doesn’t like to share! I have my very own haha.

We are headed to the lake this afternoon to put the new boat in the water. Brian is so happy! It’s very funny to see how anxious, excited, stressed, happy and all that he felt during the hunt for a boat, because I was just ‘whatever’ about it. I am fine with having one, but I wasn’t just beside myself or anything. Now that we’re trying to get this house, I’m acting like he did about the boat, and he is pretty indifferent. I mean, getting a house now was his idea, but it’s obviously not something he’s just dying over like I am, but he was that way over his new boat. I just think it’s funny. 🙂 Since he has the boat, he is completely set.

I have successfully both made the first pumpkin bread of the year and managed to not eat it all by myself. I was able to share at work, give some to the Pattons and give the rest to Brian’s parents’. Sweet!

BAD THING: need a shower

so true

This is just like something that would happen at work. By that, I don’t mean my work place specifically, but anywhere. Nothing makes sense sometimes.

condo for sale!

Our listing is finally online!!! Please share it with all your friends who might be interested in buying their own home. It’s super sweet affordable way to own your own home, have a POOL!, not have to mow, be in Homewood, and have good neighbors. Come on!!

Before you look, know that our bedroom looks awful in this picture, but whatever. The pictures in general are flattering, so I can deal with one bad picture. It’s my fault for throwing the bed together in 20 seconds anyway.

One more thing. I know this link goes to Realty South’s page, but the condo is listed with Remax. Their site is just harder to maneuver when you try to see the pictures. My apologies to Remax.

real America footage

Watch and learn!

I can’t make the video work, so go here. Come on, do it.


This print is cute no matter if you like him or not.

It would make a cool shirt.

PS – I am so glad Kenley didn’t win Project Runway. Also, I think Korto was just as good as the winner!


GOOD THING: condo is on the market
BAD THING: only break I had yesterday between paid work and housework was 1 hour to finally catch the season finale of Project Runway. I worked until 12!