26 December 2012

Best Christmas surprise EVAH!!

In case you haven't seen it on Facebook, I'M PREGNANT! I was 8 weeks yesterday and I AM due August 6th!

31 October 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Happy Halloween!
(Josh and I, Halloween 1989. I had just turned 4 the week prior and Josh was 9. :)
*Before anyone asks, I was supposed to be a Barbie.
To prove strange conversations take place on almost all of my photos:

Birthday Loot

I can't believe I'm 27.

So last Wednesday I turned 27 and I thought I would be alone on my b'day until Jeremy got off work. I had originally made plans with my Bestie, Jaybee, but her little boy got sick and she had to cancel.

 I woke up Wednesday at the usual time that J gets up to go to work and tried several times to get him up. Finally I told him, "Fine! You're gonna be late for work!" and went back to bed. I couldn't sleep because the sun was coming up and he was snoring and hogging the bed, so I went to the sunroom to sleep on the couch. Not too long after that, J came in there to tell me happy birthday and to bother me. LOL. He told me he had taken the day off to do whatever I wanted to do, which turned into mainly doing what he needed to do. *sigh*
  We took showers and got dressed to go out for breakfast. After breakfast at Chick-fil-A. {I didn't actually eat the brownie. I got it free through a promotion unlocked through Foursquare. Free brownie with purchase of combo!}
After breakfast, we went to the nail place and I got a mani and pedi.
Sabrina and Toby checking out my toes.
After we got back to the house and let the girls out one last time, we headed to B'ham to turn in some equipment to J's unit. It took forever to get there and we were there a couple of hours while Gina tried to help J find a replacement Kevlar, 3-piece sleep system, and Gortex poncho. (Anyone have an extra lying around????) He has to turn in all of this stuff because he is going active duty! Agh! I'm so excited and I know he is too.
When we left the unit, we went to Bessemer to the Army/Naval supply store to see if they might have the items he was missing. They had the Kevlar and the sleep system but they wanted to much for the sleep system for which they had taken out one of the pieces and was selling it separately for a much higher price than what it is worth used. The Kevlar was also the wrong size and they wanted too much for it too.
When we left Bessemer, we stopped in Fultondale for some McD's which wasn't that great. We went back by the house and let the girls out again before we headed out to get something to eat for dinner. I can't remember now if we shopped anywhere between the house and eating dinner, but we might have. lol. We ate at Chili's and I'm sad to say that the food wasn't that great (except for the southwestern eggrolls, because they are never bad! Yum!) and J got pissed b/c they didn't have Jack Daniel's for the drink I ordered. I had to order instead, a Malibull *Malibu and Redbull* for which they charged us for an entire can of Redbull but only gave me about 1/3 of a can. At least it was good!
J demanded they bring us the rest of the can and they did, but he poured it out in the parking lot b/c he wasn't sure if they had done something to it since we had complained. People do that you know!
In the parking lot, J let me open my birthday present from him. I didn't know it, but we had been riding around with it in the car all day! He even wrapped it himself! I think he did a pretty good job at it too. He got me a Dr. Shcoll's vibrating/heating seat thingy, but unfortunately, it doesn't fit my chair and it is really uncomfortable to sit on for any amount of time.
When we left Chili's we went to the movie stop store and bought a bunch of movies that we have been wanting. It was really cheap and surprisingly, they have a large selection of current movies!
Then, we realized our movie was about to start and we were already running late! We went to the dollar theater just down the street and watched Ice Age 4. It was really funny and I'm glad we got there in time to see most of it! Plus, it was only $3 for the both of us!
Here is what I got from my Family for my birthday:
From Sister:
From Boo-Boo, Boog, and Boopsie/Mommy:
From Bubba:
*Vermont Bear*
From Mama:
Wax Warmer! It is so pretty, but doesn't currently have a bulb. Boo!She also got me a package of tiny vials filled with glitter and a package of pretty beads! :)
♥ Thanks Family! I love my gifts! ♥

23 October 2012

RTT: School, Birthday, Family, etc.

I should be doing my Psychology notes since I have an exam that opens tomorrow and closes Thursday, but I really need a break. I thought I might try to do a little catching up on Facebook, but no one was posting anything exciting so I'm just gonna blog. :)

  • Finally finished my math assignment today, thanks to my sister.
  • Finished history study guide and quiz. Made 100%!
  • Finished English discussion after reading two poems. (supposed to read like 10? Didn't feel like it.)
  • Saturday J dropped me off at Jo-Ann's Fabrics to do a crafting event with Jaybee and Shelby. We made Fairies (Tinkerbell). Glitter EVERYWHERE!!!

    • Sunday we went to church and afterwards ate at Cracker Barrel. I love looking around in the store while we wait for our table to be ready. Look at this cute owl I "need!"
    Light-up Owl Lamp
    • We went to church Sunday evening too, but didn't like the guest speaker as much as we like the Pastor. :/
    • Yesterday my Mom, Sister, nephew and two nieces came to see me and spend some time with me for my birthday. :) Super-sweet! They may have wrecked my living room but I love them anyway!
    • I made a Turkey breast (cooked in the crockpot), candied Yams, green beans and stuffing last night for dinner. It was so yummy! I enjoyed a leftover turkey with cranberry sauce sandwich for lunch today. Mmmm!
    • I announced yesterday to my sister and Mom that Jeremy is going active duty! Surprisingly, they both seemed to handle it well. I did not expect that, especially after the reaction Jeremy recieved from his parents--namely his Dad.
    • I am excited that J is going active. I can't wait to see where this new path God has placed before us will lead. :)
    • Went outside to walk the pups earlier today and smelled gas really strongly. I walked around to the front of the building and J's car was leaking gas. I called him and asked him what to do and he said to look under the hood and find what was leaking and somehow stop it. I did...turns out he had cut the hose and left it hanging...DUH! I just rubber-banded it to the brake fluid container so that it wasn't pulling anymore gasoline out of the tank. I'm a regular Mrs. Fix-it! Haha!
    I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! Tomorrow is my Birthday!!! WOOT! I can't believe I'm going to be 27! I will try to post Thursday with my spoils! I already have my gifts from Mom and Sister. Wait til you see what the kiddos made me. :)
    Head on over to Stacy Uncorked for more randomness! ♥


    10 October 2012

    RTT: Not enough time!

    I haven't had a good rant in quite awhile, so I thought I'd step up on the soap-box and complain a little.
    We can call this the Random Tuesday Thoughts that I didn't have until Wednesday...

    • I should be working on my History Midterm that is due Friday, but I don't feel like writing a 3-5 page essay today. I worked 8-9 hours straight yesterday on four short essays for my history midterm. WTH? Why does this professor assign so much work? I've been asking that from day one.
    • Not only do I have a history midterm due Friday, I have a math (in-class) midterm tomorrow at 6. Which means I only have today and tomorrow to study for the exam. Also, I have to drive two hours to my sister's house to study with her and then we have to drive at least 45 minutes to the campus. Furthermore, we have never been to the GSB at the Shelby Campus, so we have no idea where we'll be taking the exam. Hopefully our professor is just as nice as our professor from last semester. *fingers crossed*
    • I turned in an essay for English that was due the 7th a few days early. That was nerve-racking trying to get it done before the weekend so we could go to Talladega (we did go!).
    • Thankfully, my English teacher doesn't have anything assigned until the end of the month. I am so grateful for that.
    • My psychology professor obviously thinks that we don't have enough work to do, so he has assigned discussions now. He thinks we don't have enough interactions. It was fine with me! I didn't want to have to interact with another class. Isn't two interactions with two other classes enough?
    • Want to know what the next couple of weeks consists of for me? I'm gonna tell you anyway!
    • Tomorrow is the math midterm @ 6pm.
    • History midterm is due Friday @ 11:59 pm.
    • Jeremy has drill this weekend, so I will at least have all of my attention on schoolwork.
    • Chapter 8 Quiz in History opens up on Sunday, which means I have to have my study guide completed before Monday, so I can take the quiz on Tuesday; it's due at 11:59 pm on Tuesday.
    • I have another Psychology paper due on the 17th (just turned in the last one on the 4th).
    • Discussion Week 9 opens in History and is due on Friday the 19th.
    • Chapter 9 Quiz in History opens on the 21st, which means another study guide to complete.
    • Also, all next week, I have to work on Assignment 4 in Math which is due by 5pm on the 23rd for the extra bonus points.
    • Chapter 9 Quiz in History is due @ 23:59 on the 23rd.
    • Psychology Exam on Chapters 3 and 5 opens on my birthday, the 24th and closes on the 25th.
    • Discussion Week 10 opens on the 24th in History.
    • I have to respond to the discussion forum in English by 11:55 pm on the 24th.
    Ridiculous, huh? It's never-ending! I never feel like I have enough time. When am I supposed to have fun?? Tell me that?! UGH!
    *Stepping off of soap-box now*
    I hope everyone had a great weekend and I hope everyone is enjoying this nice weather we've been having lately! It's awesome!
    Be sure to link up with Stacy at Stacy Uncorked for Random Tuesday Thoughts. I didn't have a chance yesterday, so I'm just now doing it. Oh well! Not enough time in the day!

    20 September 2012

    Today's word is PUKE: Brought to you by the letter P!

    I deserve a beer after the morning I've had. But since I don't drink and we don't have any beer anyway, I'm drinking J's last Mountain Dew! So there! 

    Who doesn't love cleaning up puke in the mornings? Especially dog puke...
    Sabrina has been puking nearly every 20 minutes since 0600. At first, it was small puke, then it got to be bigger puke. I started off cleaning up two small spots on the carpet, then I had to clean 6 large spots on the CARPET. Now I'm having to wash the dog bed, a comforter and a couple of towels. Poor Bina...
    I think we need to take her to the vet. And I thought J should share in my lovely morning, so I sent him a photo of her puke and then called to tell him that we should take her to the vet. 
    I would share that lovely photo with y'all, but I'm trying to drink this here Mt. Dew and eat my blueberry poptart without puking myself...plus, it has been almost 30 minutes since the last puking and I'm sure it's due.

    I hope you lovely folks have a wonderful morning...whatever day it is.
    Seriously, it feels like a Monday. Can someone check the calendar for me? I'm too tired to look.

    **Update: Make that two dog beds... Vet appt. at 4:30. (I don't have a way to take her there myself. Have to wait for J to get home.)

    18 September 2012

    RTT: For the love of the couch!

    This post is gonna mostly be about a couch... More specifically, our first couch. This couch:
    Here it is in Elijah's Barrel, next to the ottomon that I later bought.

    Still in the Thrift Shop, Elijah's Barrel-March 2009.
    We lived in our first apartment in Pell City, AL for 5 months without a couch. 
    I loved the little thrift shop in downtown Pell City and visited it often,
    especially after work. I found our couch for a steal- $250.
    Mom came over with the truck and helped us move it the short mile to our apartment.
    Here's Jeremy and our precious nephew, Boog (at 9 months old :).

    Bit-Bit...that flash is bright!
    Here's the couch on moving day in August 2009.
    From there, the couch and the rest of our stuff, went into storage 
    for almost two years while J was deployed and after while he was looking
    for a job. Then we moved to Anniston. Here's Bina snoozing on the couch. :)
    Then Tobias joined our family and he loves to lounge on the couch too! Here is with
    his Daddy and Bina.

     Later, Boo-Boo joined the family and got to enjoy the couch too!
     And then Boopsie came along and snuggled up to the couch
    Then we moved to Madison and our living room is huge,
    but our couch was the only thing to sit on.
    Reba joined our family and she got to enjoy the
    couch for a couple of days before we decided she was too 
    hyper to be on it...but I captured her enjoyment. :) 
     And Boopsie came to stay with us for 5 days and she enjoyed
    the couch some more.
    Now it's time to say goodbye to our lovely couch. :( 
    We've bought new furniture and even though we want to hold
    onto the first piece of furniture we bought together, we don't
    have enough room for it. 
    Our couch has seen many family moments, held many a babe
    and puppy and been the perfect place to hang out or take a nap.
    I'm really going to miss it. :(

    For more random stuff that doesn't involve my couch, visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked and link up to Random Tuesday Thoughts! :) Have a great Tuesday! 

    15 September 2012

    Six Word Saturday

    Watching Auburn Football 
    with the fur-babies!

    is still the host of Six Word Saturday.
    If you want to participate, just type six little words describing your day,
     week, feelings...whatever, and post it to your blog. 
    Then, head on over to Show My Face and link up! 
    Hope everyone has a great weekend!  
    War Eagle!!

    11 September 2012

    September 11, 2012

    We will NEVER forget.
    God bless our troops and those who stand behind them, supporting them.
    God bless our firefighters, police officers and volunteers.
    Remember our Heroes today and always.

    RTT: Cat crap, Homework, Justin Moore and Freaky Friday

    • Saturday, Jeremy and I went to the Lincoln County Fair in Fayetteville, TN. It was pretty cool except for the sun being in my face the whole afternoon. I rode the Sea Dragon
    •  and Jeremy rode the Free Fall thingy that takes you to the top of a pole and then drops you

    Jeremy is second from the right.
    • After Jeremy rode that thing, we got a lemonade, but it wasn't that great. The guy squeezed one lemon into some sugar water. I couldn't even drink it. Jeremy had to. Then I stood in the line for the spinning thingy that Jeremy wanted to ride. It was ridiculously scary-looking. I took a video. Try not to get too dizzy watching it! Jeremy is in the second or third seat from the left. I can't be sure now. Well...psych! I couldn't get the video to load.
    • Afterwards we walked through the fun house...it was really lame. Then we just walked around until it was almost time for the concert. Then we had some corndogs and J had some onion rings. The corndog was great.
    • My phone decided to die just a few minutes into the concert, so I only got a few crappy pics. 
    You can't see his face in any of the pics I took, but the one pic I took of his equipment truck turned out great. 

    • We were freezing and since we had waited over an hour after the concert was supposed to start, we decided to leave only 45 minutes after the concert started. It was sooo cold and we were both wearing shorts and t-shirts. We walked back to the car and went to get something to eat in the town nearby. After we ate, we stopped at the Alabama/Tennessee state line to get lotto tickets. We actually won $100 on one ticket! It was great. It paid for our trip to the fair. How ridiculous are fair prices??
    • So Sunday, I had a really horrible morning. Tobias crapped in the tub even though his litterbox wasn't that dirty. (Good thing I didn't take a picture of that!) And Reba ate an entire bowl of Sabrina's food. So ridiculous since afterwards, I had to walk her like 200 times, all while trying to write an English paper that was due today. 
    • Speaking of the paper--I got a B. WTH? My teacher is way too strict with her grading. Apparently I'm too wordy or something. Hmm... 
    • Just finished watching one of my favorite movies(Uh-oh, I used a prepositional phrase...that's too wordy!)--Freaky Friday. Not the newer version with Lindsay Lohan, but the older version with Jodie Foster.
    That's all the randomness I can muster this week. I have about a bajillion notes to do in math. Head on over to Stacy Uncorked to keep up with the randomness. Keely is never coming back...ever! is still on hiatus and Stacy is still holding down the fort, so to speak. Hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!

    **Random note: The women on "Say YES to the dress" are really snotty and needy! Good grief..

    28 August 2012

    RTT: Cat-Interruptus, Online Splurging, Ivy then and now...etc.

    • The most annoying sound on earth is a the sound of a cat grooming itself or a dog licking itself. Disgusting!
    • Does your cat need to be held or "loved on" often? Mine does...especially if I am sitting at my desk doing schoolwork. 
    • What special allowances do you make for your pets? I put a blanket on my desk for Toby to lay on so he doesn't try to lay on my books or laptop.
    • If you have a cat, what does it most like to get into? Mine loves to get into the trash and knock it over. He's always looking for Q-tips.
    • I finally got my plant to look like it isn't dying! My Mama helped, but I have kept it alive...so that counts! 
    2011                  2012
    •  Do you like to buy things online? I do. I recently purchased a book for my History 201 class online {but accidentally sent it to my Mom's address...} and a necklace from The {Posh} Daisy! Yesterday I ordered 4 books from the Bargain bin on BAM's website and they arrived this afternoon {Wednesday}! Awesome Sauce!
    • Can anyone please tell me why the pictures I add to a blog post always show up under the last picture posted, or they start at the top if they're the first photo? I always have to copy and paste my text above the photo, because it won't let me rearrange the photo by clicking and dragging. It's quite annoying! 
    • I had to meet J on the base this morning at 11 so that he could pick me up at the Visitor's Center to get me through the gate. I didn't realize it, but my Military ID expired on the 11th and I was afraid they wouldn't let me on base. Anyway, they wouldn't let me fill out the information or renew my ID without J present. So ridiculous! Anywho, I got it all done and hopefully I won't have so much trouble next time! 
    Sorry this is late, I've been trying to catch up in my History and English classes and the teachers keep adding more work to do! Ugh! Hope everyone had a great Tuesday!
    Head on over to visit Stacy who is still keeping the Randomness alive while Keely has abandoned us for all eternity! is still on sabatical... :) 

    24 August 2012

    You didn't eat your Wheaties, did you?

    Finally went to get my books yesterday at the campus bookstore. The little chick running the cash register was rude to me! I asked if I could post-date a check until I received my financial aid check and she acting like she didn't even know what a post-dated check was. Then she asked if I was on "the list." First of all, I don't even know what "the list" is and how can I know if I'm on it if it's not posted where I can check it. She said, "I need something with your name on it." Um...an ID? Driver's License? Student ID? A piece of mail? I can write it on a post-it for you.. I hand her my Driver's License and she takes it to the backroom to compare to "the list." Apparently I'm awesome enough to be on this "list" and she hands me a form to fill out. As I'm filling it out, I ask her if I need to return in person to pay or will they just cash my check on the 31st if I don't show up. She said I had to return in person or they would cash my personal check... UM, duh; that's what I just asked! I told her that I planned to deposit my financial aid in my personal checking account anyway, so it will come directly from my account. She didn't say anything so I just ignored her while I finished filling out the form. I also asked if it was ok if my checks had my husband's name on it and she had to ask her manager. Her manager said that as long as it had the name of the recipient of the financial aid on it, then it would work. The chick said, "But it has someone else's name too." Good grief girl, are you related to the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz? Idiot. So I just filled out my check and dated it for the 31st. We'll see what happens. 
    • Successful Writer's Handbook {English 102}- $60.81
    • World of Psychology & Study Guide {Psychology 200}- $175.20
    • Visions of America Binder 201 & 202 {US History 201}- 87.84
    After the bookstore, I headed over to the Financial Aid office to make sure my check had been mailed; it had. Then Mom, Amanda and I walked over to the BDH building for our History 201 Orientation. Online, it said it was in BDH 216, so we waited in there for over 45 minutes until there were at least 10 other people in there, then some lady came to tell us that she was sorry, but the classroom had been moved to 210 and she was late putting up the sign. 
    There was already a sign in the front of the room saying that Wednesday's orientation had been moved to 210, so I had already walked down there to that classroom to ask if it had been moved for Thursday's orientation as well. The lady in there asked who I was looking for. I told her "David McRae" and she said "Well, I'm not David McRae. What time is it supposed to start?" I told her "12:30." She said, "Well, come back at 12:30, I won't be here." She was really rude. I didn't eat breakfast yesterday and didn't sleep so well on the crappy bed at Mom's, so I really felt like slapping that lady. Why do people have to be so rude? 
    I wanted to ask her why she didn't eat her Wheaties for breakfast...

    21 August 2012

    RTT: Rhetorical Questions

    • I always think of really awesome random things during the week and I never think to write them down or start my RTT early. How annoying.
    • Why do the makers of baby dolls make the ones with the eyes that close when you lay them down? That is building up little girls' expectations when they're older. Real babies don't close their eyes as soon as you lay them down. Sometimes they scream... 
    • Why do dogs always need to go outside right after you bring them in? My dogs are retarded.
    • Why do babies always poop in the clean diaper you just put on them? 
    • J's car broke down Sunday when he got off the interstate after work... Why do things always get harder?
    • Why are some professors so difficult? The first day of school {Friday, 17 August}, my History professor didn't even have a mail area on Blackboard and still doesn't. Oh now guess what? We have a quiz on the first chapter, due Friday and I don't even have any books because Financial Aid hasn't paid me yet. What am I going to do?
    • Is it fall yet? I'm ready to decorate.
    • I'm really nervous about my Psychology class and History classes. Neither of the professors put very much information on Blackboard. Especially the History professor. And my English teacher doesn't have any assignments up. I'm already missing my English 101 teacher, even though I was ALWAYS doing an assignment in her class. {of course it was a summer semester, so it was crammed into two months.}
    • Why are all the free books for Kindle the first in a series? I hate getting interested in a series and then having to BUY the second in the series. I know...I'm a cheapskate. 
    • J may be going to Colorado for a month. Needless to say...I'm pretty pissed about it. Love that he got this job, sucks that they're sending him away after only working with them for a month. 
    • I really hope my check comes in the mail today or tomorrow. This is so frustrating. 
    • I'm watching "I'm Having Their Baby" on Oxygen....ridiculous how people can just give away their babies...
    • I had to reduce the amount of books I thought I would be able to read this year. I had to look at it realistically and last year I was only able to read 73 and that was before I even started taking classes. This year, so far, I've read 60, so I set my goal at 75. I think that is much more reachable. 
    • I'm pretty sure Reba has Kennel cough, I'm going to take her to the vet if she keeps coughing. She hasn't been doing it as much this week as she was last week. Maybe she's getting over it now.

    I'm out of randomness for this week. Be sure to check in with Stacy at Stacy Uncorked for the random link-up! Hope everyone has a great week!

    14 August 2012

    RTT: Eyelashes, Obedience School, Dirty Towels and so much more

    It sure has been awhile since I've done a Random Tuesday Thoughts. I had to look back to see when the last time was! Last year in October, I believe. Ridiculous. Well, Stacy over at Stacy Uncorked is still keeping up with the randomness and you can still link up! Be sure to head on over and check out her daughter's awesome gummies and lots more! {I love gummies!}
    • Our new dog's breath smells like crap. Isn't that lovely? She also seems to have some kind of cold going on. She hacks like crazy and there's green snot coming out of her nose. So gross.
    • Taco Bell is the devil. I love TB, but it upsets my stomach nearly every time. Spent most of the morning on the toilet hanging out with Reba. She didn't seem to mind, even though it was only 7 am.
    •  We took Reba to her Obedience class yesterday evening. The instructor had us practice calling her and only saying her name and the command once. She did really well. Then we practiced making her pay attention to us. "LOOK", while we held a dog treat to our forehead. She did great, but we kept messing up the timing on saying "good girl.:"
    • Jeremy said the Obedience classes are more for us than for Reba. We have a lot of learning to do. LOL. Apparently we shouldn't let her on the couch, jump on us, pull on the leash, don't say her name when getting onto her or in anger. Blah, blah, blah. We're horrible dog-trainers...
    • I was sitting next to J on the couch when we were watching TV last night and I looked over at him and took a pic of his pretty eyelashes. Why do men always get the most beautiful, long, thick eyelashes? Not fair...
    • On Facebook, I'm a fan of Gain laundry detergent, cuz...well, it smells great. So I participated in their little poll "how often do you wash your towels." I answered B. If you wash your body well {and I do}, then you're clean when you get out of the shower, so why waste water washing a towel everyday that has only been used once? Seriously. 
    • Reba gets on my nerves when I try to take her outside to use the bathroom, she doesn't do anything. As soon as we're back inside, she whines and whines until I take her back out. I got tired of it, so I finally just let her out on the patio and she immediately peed a river. WTH? I just washed the patio off with hot water and let her back in. Whatever. 
    • I can't believe we're missing Shark Week. We don't get cable until tomorrow! I'm really glad we're finally getting it. We signed up to get Comcast or something and they said they were shipping the supplies. We waited over two weeks and when we called, they said that they don't offer service in our area. What a bunch of idiots. They could have told us that to begin with. So now we're waiting on a company I've never even heard of--Knology. We called last week, but they didn't have an available tech to come hook it up until this Wednesday. Thank God, b/c school starts Friday and I have to have high-speed Internet by then. 
    That's all the randomness I can conjure right now. I'll be back next week....maybe, with more randomness. Be sure to check out some of the other random bloggers who link up with Stacy! Hope everyone has a great Tuesday! :) 


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