Tuesday, April 29, 2008

{little of this, little of that}

not so snoozy here as of late, the painting came out great. we (or should I say Mark) still has a little to do....the dreaded kitchen (cutting in is the part that he hates the most, but is very good at!). I had my bittersweet moment on Friday, but as fate, luck, or whatever you want to call it would have it, I have been back here again for the last few days. They are not going to get rid of me that easily, I guess. Today is supposed to be my last day. I told them yesterday that I didn't want a big "to do". A nice cake (chocolate, of course), a few balloons, and a stripper. I didn't require much, but a little entertainment portion of the party might be nice after a long day. Yeah, you know I'm just kidding....I'll for- go the balloons. Actually, my co-teller and I are hitting the local mexican rest. for a taco or two and a margarita (only one because that is all that I can handle and drive home).

Lex has her last day of cheer practice, she has try-outs tomorrow. She is very nervous and has been working so hard, I can't even explain to you the pressure that she has been under. She really wants to be picked up for the Varsity Competition squad, but is afraid she can't cut that because of the stupid stupid back handspring (still not lookin' so pretty). She doesn't think that they'll put her on the competition squad without it. And truth be told, she doesn't care that much about the footballl games. She just loves the competitions. So, please keep her in your thoughts tomorrow as she goes for the competition squad. She was excited yesterday when she came home because the coaches gave her a "shout out".....I guess that's good. I will have to get back into the cheer lingo. Its been a few years.

That's it for today, nothing exciting, just a little of this and a little of that.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

{did it to myself}

quick post....here's me.....gripe! gripe! gripe! i'm tired all the time from working, driving, and the last 3 weekends feeling like poo! So, what do I do this weekend, I make it a work weekend....what the hey?? I did it to myself. What was I thinking??? Poor Markie....he is painting, while I supervise. I am not allowed to paint, he says that i make it drippy. I love to paint, but I do see where sometimes its drippy. I don't know why, i really try hard to avoid the drippies. anyway, so I am trying to keep the house clean and go around him with stuff, but we picked out this great color (although it has a little more yellow than we originally thought) when we built the house. BUT it is all flat and its super super flat and we have Action, AKA known as handsy pansy to the wall Action. Has nasty little hands and I occassionally find foot prints on the walls (what is up with that??). We have bull nose corners thruought the whole house which he "swings" around (I am hoping that we don't have a future "Chip N Dale" on our hands and I am not referring to the cute one's from Disney either) and cleaning it is a booger and a lot does not come off (even with that magic eraser, it takes the paint off!). So, we are re-painting in just a shade minus the yellow thru the house that we haven't painted with accent walls or re-done whole rooms. Plus, while at Lowe's we picked up plants, what were we thinking? Because what could have been a lazy relaxing weekend has become a work weekend....but next weekend is definitely all FUN...will post more on that later and it WILL include pics...(super excited about that!)

Friday, April 25, 2008


well, today is my last day working in beautiful historic fernandina beach. i love it down here, it is beautiful. i know that i have complained about working full time and driving 45 minutes to work everyday and yes, that is stinky poo, but i love it once i am here. the restaraunts and the shops and the marina is within a hop, skip, and a jump right out the front door of the bank and its just a great place to work. Mark and i considered trying to buy a house near here instead of where we bought and sometimes i really question if we did the right thing because i LOVE it out here. Not only do I love the area, but the teller that I have been working with is a sweetie pie and we have become pretty good friends, she doesn't mind that I can be silly, loud, and on occasion obnoxious. But since the only day that i brought my camera to take pics of my little slice of paradise, the memory card wasn't actually IN the camera, i didn't get a chance. I found a website with pictures, the majority of pictures that don't include the beach are right here where I have been working everyday. Everyone down here is super friendly, laid back, "beachy". if you are a "blog lurker" and ever get to visit here, its great and you HAVE to eat at Cafe Kariboo and have some ice cream at the ice cream and fudge shop here. Truthfully, if you love really great food and like to eat (we all know that Darleen likes to eat, one of my biggest downfalls in life!), this is the place for you, there is even a great little french restaraunt (so I've heard) that is called LeClos, it is in a little old house, but done beautifully in the inside. BUT you have to bring your credit card or be really loaded because it is quite a chunk of cha ching! So, if you want a peek into where I have been hanging the last few weeks, its just a click away.... http://ameliaislandliving.ning.com/photo/photo/show?id=879995%3APhoto%3A1322
P.S. if you want to hit me up for a visit, I promise to take you here because the pics just don't do it justice..............hint!hint!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

{stranger than a UFO}

Okay, this post is probably one of my stranger....and if any of you have a foot thing you may want to skip this one (I know that there is at least one of you out there that has a severe aversion to feet...LK) Anyway, this is the strangest thing, stranger than UFO's or why people eat moldy cheese on purpose(blue cheese etc...I still don't get that).........my left big toe for years and I definitely and truly mean years just starts to kill me in the middle of the night for no apparent reason and it is red and throbbing and if I get up and take Tylenol, then sometimes its fine. I can go months and this last time its probably been a year and a half, but last night it happened again. When living in Virginia, I went to the doctor a couple of times because the pain was so unbearable, they ran a culture of my toenail thinking that maybe I had an underlying infection and nothing. I have the unidetifiable toe pain that just comes and goes at will, but only in the middle of the night. Now tell me that is not as strange as those silly little lights that they see floating over Arizona???My toe is a medical anomilly...And some of you may be thinking why in the world is she blogging about this, how snoozery is her life, well, while my life right now is pretty much consisting of work, errands, making dinner, cleaning etc, this is my blog and I can blog about whatever I want to blog about....hey, at least I'm not blogging about thong underwear like some other blogger's I hang with (wink!wink!)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

{let the beatings begin!}

okay, that sounds harsh I know, but its just a little something I say when my kids are driving me nuts and yes, I have gotten "looks" for it, but I dare them to call me in to child protective services, if they did I would just look @ it as a vacation from my kids and maybe after a week in foster care, they will appreciate ME as THEIR mother!! So, did you all enjoy that entire paragraph of sarcasm, or WAS IT?? AAAHHH, they both have been driving me crazy, they are non stop fighting over the bathroom, fighting over the TV, fighting over who breaths the same air in which room and its making me crazy. When I attempt to referee the insanity, they turn on ME, suddenly they say that I think its all THEIR fault, and I never blame the other for ANYTHING. I thought that I might spend my lunchbreak today researching boarding schools. The joys of motherhood, I am hoping that these smackdowns between the sibs will soon pass because I really am at my wits end as to what to do. Have a great humpity hump day, its Wednesday and we are half way thru the week!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

{where's that mack truck?}

I have been MIA because I have been sick as a dog for the last few days and now I am back at work and just feel like I have been hit by a mack truck, where did that stinken mack truck go?? I must have bad karma or something because ever since I have been working this full time schedule every weekend, I have had migraines every weekend and this past weekend I woke up Saturday morning feeling like major poo poo....On a happy note, my croppin' til I be droppin' night out on Friday was a great time. It was different than what I was used to, i am used to a lot of chitty chatter and a little obnoxiousness around 10ish, and this crowd was much more subdued, but I still had a good time and I enjoyed my cropping time. But I am determined that next weekend, I will be in top top shape....I am thinking a marathon maybe.......

Friday, April 18, 2008

{croppin' til I be droppin'}

I am super stoked! I am going to a crop tonight! I have not been to a crop that I was not working at since Virginia! It is at a scrapbook store in Florida, its a good hour away from home which really bites when I am going to be traveling home at midnight and I am pooped, but a scrapper's gotta do what a scrapper's gotta do!! This store kind of reminds me of my all time favorite store "Picture to Page", but of course without my "T"..... anyway, the store itself has a lot of the same characteristics and the name is even close. I got my scrap crap together last night and Action was such a helpful little goose this morning and he helped me load it in the car this AM. He has been such a great guy lately with helping with so much stuff without having to be asked, I am having a hard time telling if he's doing it out of the goodness of his heart,or if all of the training of being a gentlemen and a big helper has FINALLY sinked in and paid off, or if he's waiting for the big "PAYOFF" so that he can get the WII Rock Bank this summer. He is a hard one to figure out that boy of mine....

Thursday, April 17, 2008

{drama! drama! drama!}

Advanced drama that is.....................Lex got picked up for Advanced Drama next year...whoo hoo!! she is super stoked, as the rest of her fam!! I got the call yesterday at work that she wanted me to bring her home a milkshake from Chick Fil A and I told her ,"no way" and she said that I told her that we would celebrate with a milkshake if she got picked up for Advanced Drama, so now I had to get her a milkshake....so she and her Daddy went out after dinner to celebrate!! Action is on his own personal mission, he wants the WII Rock Band and he wants to earn money for it, so as soon as I pull in the driveway last night, he and some of his peeps from the 'hood start cleaning my van (they did find Mark's PDA which he has been looking for!) for some extra cash out of nowhere. I had no idea what hit me, he comes inside and wants me to tell him how much I'm going to give him now that he's cleaned it (he says that his 'hood peeps will take pizza in exchange for helping him clean....i think based on the fact that i was cooking pizza for dinner) . In his mind, its worth about $30, I begin to tell that I can go to the car wash and get a vaccuum, wax, wash, etc. for $20 bucks, this does not sit well with the boy. What to do??

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

{tomorrow, just thinkin' about}

"Tomorrow, tomorrow, just thinkin' about tomorrow......." That is the song Lex sang from Annie for her Advanced Drama try-outs and it is the song of the day.....IN MY HEAD!!! And its making me nuts! You know how you get a song stuck in there and you can't just pry it out? Its not so bad if its at least something cool, something hip, but this??? Its just annoying and I singing it to my poor little co-worker. The saddest part is that I can't sing a note on a good day and this song, well....enough said. My big idea for scrappin' yesterday was a bust, but I got everything else accomplished. By the time the kids came rollin' in the door from school, I could tell "my" day was over and there was much discussion on their day and what the big happenings at school were and it never rained a stinking drop, so Mark got to take Action to soccer practice only to find out there are not one, but two games on Saturday and one of them on Amelia Island. Lex did her try-outs and when I asked her how it went, she said that she was so nervous that she couldn't remember, but Friday is "D" day and we will find out how it all went down.........anyway, have a good day, its hump day and if today is stinky, just think about tomorrow, there's always tomorrow......

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

{a day OFF!!}

I have a day off! I have a day off! So neener neener neener!! I am lovin' it! I took today off to get some things done, like my taxes.....that was exciting!! But quick and we are getting money back, whoo hoo!! And my hair, brighter and cuter, just like my personality!! Can you tell that I am enjoying just a little break. I am thinking that next week things may get back to normal here, we'll see?? Its looking like rain and I am about to sound like a bad Mom, a really bad Mom, but if it rains that means soccer practice is cancelled and for me, that is not such a bad thing. Lex is trying out for Advanced Drama today, thank goodness because if I have to hear her sing "Tomorrow" from Annie one more time, I might have to claw my eyeballs out of my head!!! Hopefully, she makes it.....last Advanced Drama try-outs.....much DRAMA ensued!! I would like to clarify my last post, we didn't know exactly how things were going to go down and we still don't, truthfully.....but we have a friend that is very young and is trying to make some decisions regarding her very young son and whether she is going to raise him or not (there's more to it, but that is the jist of it). The "upside down" part for us is that we offered to take him until she could figure things out for herself or if she had decided that she didn't want to keep him anymore (which is what she was saying), that we would take him there too. That is something that would have freaked out our lives, but I would have loved it and I still don't know what all is going on with her. Her Dad is Mark's best friend, but she has no family in any position to help her out right now. But if Mark and I were to do that, so much would change.....so much!! Any-who, I've got to get movin' and grovin'....now I've got to get bills paid, let the fun begin now!!! Then, I am hoping to scrap tonight, I haven't scrapped in so long that I cannot even remember....

Saturday, April 12, 2008

{Upside Down}

Back and forth, to work, making the donuts (for those of you who don't know what that means, I am referring to apparently a very old (as I am) Dunkin Donuts commercial) Anywho, I will probably be making the donuts again next week at our office in Florida again. OR not, there is a lot of DRAMA going on that is not directly related to us, BUT could affect our family in a very big way. I will keep you posted if indeed it does. But I may be heading out of town this week. I don't know what is going on, but I do ask for your prayers in a very sticky domestic situation with a friend of our's young daughter and her son. That is all that I am going to say on that front, but our lives may be turning upside down here in the next few weeks and we aren't really prepared for it. I had a hard time sleeping last night with so much running thru my brainiac. Today Action is headed for a game of foot action, Lex is taking a private lesson because she starts cheer try-outs and practice next week. She is really, really nervous because the competition is really tough. She is really struggling with that back handspring tuck. Please pray she gets that sucker down pat without a spring board before try-outs or that could be her DEMISE!!!! Have a great Saturday!!! I've got laundry, cleaning, etc.............good times! good times!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

{busy as a bee}

I have been just as busy as a bee!! buzz buzz!! I want to tell my croppin' cruise crew, I am working on what to do there exactly and I am not ignoring you, I did e-mail Lorrie. I guess that I didn't hit respond to all. I literally have not had a second and even checking e-mail hasn't been do-able these days. I am actually blogging @ work (ssshhhh!!), but I can't check e-mail here! Its blocked, probably something scandelous there on msn.com.....oooohhhhh!!! I am still working in Florida, I love and I mean love the little town that I am working in, I am thinking about bringing my camera to work tomorrow and taking a few pics during lunch. I haven't gotten the opportunity to leave the office this week at all even during lunch because there has to be at least two warm bodies in the office (wah, lah, one has to be me!) So, I am eating my teeny, tiny Nutri System while every one around me enjoy's their burgers and fries (arrgghh!!). On a good note, as of yesterday, I can no longer finish my little meals!! As Mark would say, I am full as a tick!! I didn't even have my "snack" last night. I have also lost a few pounds....whoo hoo!! Its almost the weekend and we have BIG plans....................possibly BIG BROTHER plans.............there are try-outs for Big Brother 10 just down the road and Mark would make a great candidate...........he's decided he wouldn't put up with any of that BB house crap. Its something that we are thinking about doing. Just a thought......

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

{on a mission}

I have been on a mission for the longest time to loose some weight, since my big move here, I have gained weight and the more I try to loose, the more I gain. I tried the whole WW and point thing again. I am a huge, huge "sing it to the roof top" supporter of Weight Watcher's, just ask anyone that I knew prior to my 89 lb. weight loss, BUT I just can't seem to get into the swing of it. I don't want to loose a ton of weight, I would be as happy as a little clam bucket with loosing 10 smackers, so I have started Nutri System and have been on it for 4 days as of today and I am at the STARVING stage still......the food is great, super yummy, but super tiny!! You have to add in more food (protein, fruit, veggies, diary) and that is even limited. AAAHH!! C'mon 10 lbs, hasta la vista.....I have one month worth of food and that's it, no auto delivery for this chick. Money doesn't grow on trees and this stuff is expensive and I am still STARVING!! I am thinking and hoping and praying that this too shall pass.......

Monday, April 7, 2008


I'm sorry that I have been MIA for awhile now, there's just been a lot going on. Lots I don't really want to "blog" about......the big superhighway of information (I wouldn't want to end up on the front page of the Enquirer or anything!! ) Its nothing big, life changing, or shocking!! Just personal crap! I have been very busy with work though and a short visit with my sister last week(which was alot of fun!). I am working in Florida all of this week full time (I little perk of living in "Florigia") and I don't seem to have any time for myself anymore, which I am finding more and more is the case. My biggest excitement is that I pass a Starbucks on the way home from work everyday and I get a Venti Shaken Iced Green Tea, 3 Splenda. We don't have a Starbucks in Hobunk, so that has been a big thing for me the last week. Lots going on with my kids, Action is doing soccer a few times a week and Lex is going big time in with gymnastics and dance getting ready for cheer tryouts here soon. So, that folks is pretty much it!! Right now, it could not be more boring if I tried! Snoozerville has hit an all time high of snooziness! Oh, and if you all were wondering, since I left you all hanging on the very edges of your seats, everything at work is great. I was totally "paranoid" and those big girl panties, turned out to fit just fine!!!