Monday, June 29, 2009


7a.m. conversation between my 4yo and 19mo. daughters:

Baby Rae: AAAAhhhCHooooo!

S-O: Bless you Rae.

Baby Rae: Thank you Sissy.

S-O: You're welcome Rae. I love you.

Baby Rae: I lub you.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Root Canal

Numbing needles.
Tugging and pulling on a white capped tooth.
Scraping sounds.
Drilling down, into nerves and root.
Suction. Squirt. Suction. Squirt.
Tastes of copper pennies.
Pushing pressure.
Shape the mold.
Next week will be the fitting.

Monday, June 15, 2009

First Recital Gifts

Three mylar baloons, twizzlers, and a plaster fairy statue from Dollar Tree.......................$5.

Fake crystal vase, bundle of hot pink baby roses and a plastic dinosaur from Walmart......................$7.

The look on my daughters face when I told her how proud I was of her dancing at recital.....................PRICELESS.

Friday, June 12, 2009

I am, smellin like a rose

If I jammed out (alone) in my truck to STP (Stone Temple Pilots), Pearl Jam or The Beastie Boys...would that date me?

I didn't think so, but apparently the preteen (ok, so maybe she wasn't PRE) driving her Mom's Escalade who pulled up next to me at a stoplight today thought so.

Her weird facial expression and eye roll gave it away.

It read, "What-ev-a! You're so 2000-late!"

And to that, I say, "Talk to tha hand, (insert eye roll and attitudy head roll), cuz this Girl ain't listenin'!"

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


My husband, in all of his awesomeness, surprised me last night with a new laptop. He knew I've been wanting one for a while now, and seeing that my big computer crashed yesterday morning, he saw it fit to take advantage of the opportunity and earn some major Love Cha-Ching (aka love bank points)!

In order to grasp the true awesomeness of this must know a bit more about him. He's VERY frugal. He rarely shops and buys on the same day, especially for expensive items...those things usually take MONTHS before he makes a decision. It took us over 6 months to decide on our last vehicle purchase! Oh, and he HATES credit cards. Generally if we can't pay cash up front for something, we wait until we can or use a cc that earns hotel points and gets paid at the end of the month!

So, when he surprised me with the laptop, I was floored. Not only for the value of the gift, but for the Love Cha-ching VALUE of the gift. He saw a desire/need in me and fulfilled that need without being asked. Cha-ching! Major love points.

It inspired me to think of ways I could do the same for him. Although my plan doesn't involve spending any cash money, I'm hoping my idea earns me some Love Cha-ching of my own! I'll let you know how it goes. ....or maybe not ;o)

Monday, June 1, 2009

My computer is very ill. I'm taking her to the computer e.r. today. Please pray for her.