Sunday, May 22, 2011

Who knew?

Who knew mashed potato beaters could be so yummy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yesterdays sideways day–part 2

Not only was  my day at work yesterday sideways….

After work, I needed to stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things for a meeting we are having tonight. 

As I was walking into the grocery store, I thought my jeans felt funny in the backside.  However, I didn’t exactly want to be feeling that area of my body walking through the parking lot so I dismissed it.  As I was wandering through the store, I couldn’t figure it out and tried to sort of twist the waist a bit as again, I didn’t want to be feeling my backside in the middle of the grocery store.  I assumed something didn’t quite get put back in the right place after going to the bathroom when I left work.

I gathered my groceries and headed to the checkout.  I leaned over the cart to unload it as I typically would.  I noticed when I stood back up that the lady standing behind me was giving me a snooty look.  Of course, in my mind, I’m thinking ‘what is her problem?’ and calling her some not very nice names.

I purchased my groceries and headed on home.  I sat down in the chair to take my shoes off and when I crossed one leg over the other, I heard a small tear.

It finally dawns on me what’s going on.  Yeah, I’m a little slow like that most some days.


I had a huge rip in my jeans, just under the pocket exposing more than I would have liked for the world to see.  And of all days to have worn bright underwear!  No wonder the lady behind me was giving me that snooty look.

So today, these pants are heading to that big black burn barrel in the sky.  Good-bye my favorite jeans! [sniff sniff]

The moral of this story…if your pants feel funny, for goodness sake stop in the restroom and figure out what the heck is going on! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You know it’s going to be a sideways kind of day when…

your computer monitor does this.


and no this isn’t an optical illusion or a photo that has been turned the wrong way.  I went to put a parenthesis into an email and wallah, everything went sideways.  Apparently I hit some kind of hot key sequence.

However, there is beauty of working in the technology division.  I hollered down the hall, literally, it’s pre-session for summer and there is hardly anyone around.  And my personal tech support at work aka our Information Technology instructor came running and fixed it with a few quick key strokes.

The moral of the story is…make sure you’re really hitting the shift & 9 key when you want a parenthesis or you too might have a sideways day like mine.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Blog? what’s a blog?

I’m not sure what a blog is anymore.  It’s been over two weeks since I’ve posted anything and it feels like even longer.  I miss not posting but the time has just not been there.

I’ve got no excuses either, other than life has been a whirlwind these past couple of weeks and doesn’t show any sign of slowing down until maybe mid-June. :/

I’ll try and catch you up a bit.  Easter weekend we celebrated a very special little boy’s 3rd birthday.  He was beyond excited!


Not sure what he was examining here.  The cake must have passed inspection though by the look of his face below.


This little guy is such a joy to be around and is the spitting image of his daddy at that age.  He looks like Daddy, has his Daddy’s mannerisms and his Daddy’s stubbornness.  He’s giving his parents a few fits as he tries to assert some independence.  He is 3 though and our guys were worse at 3 & 4 years old than they ever were at 2.

I mentioned to Jon last night how much Owen reminds us of him.  He replied how that was encouraging and frightening all at the same time!  Smile  I t must be that old curse of “when you grow up and have kids, I hope they do the same things you did!”

All the boys were home for Easter service at church with us.  It’s always such a blessing for us to fill a row with the family that we love so much.  The rest of the day was spent at two, yes, TWO Easter dinners.  Can you say stuffed beyond imagination??


Some of the guys raided Luke’s truck for hats before we all left for home after the second dinner.   Are seed corn hats and machinery hats as big a deal in your area as they are here?  They seem to be a precious commodity, to the point of saying, I’ll trade a t-shirt from my company for a hat from your company.  The bartering system is well and fine in this family for sure.  Hagie is getting plenty of free advertising in this area after Easter Sunday for sure.

We had a craft day to work on items for our Relay For Life sale coming up in a couple of weeks.  Mothers Day was wonderful!  I planted flowers and DH planted our little garden (more to come on that another day) and we joined J&H and the kiddos for an impromptu picnic in the park.

And you know what?  I don’t’ have pictures of any of it.  My camera has barely been out of my purse in the last two weeks but that’s going to change, I promise!

I have a bridal shower to go to for our new DIL, Kristen this coming Saturday and their wedding is a little over 3 weeks away!  I am so excited for them.  It’s going to be a great day, I can tell already.

Oh, and in the meantime, because we have nothing else going on, we’re taking a group to Northern Alabama to help with storm clean-up in ten days.

Whew, I’m tired now and think I’ll go to bed.  I’ll try not to be so absent again but no promises until I get past June 4th.

Hope all is well in your world!