Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Itsy Bisty Spider

My friend Lona wrote this post about finding a spider in her shower. It made me laugh so hard coffee shot out of my nose at an alarming rate.

Lona, my medical bill for the third degree burns to my nose holes is in the mail :)

Anyways, I commented this little story to her post, but then decided to share it here.

I know! Don't the three of you that actually read this feel so lucky?

The other day we were at my Mom's house and Zach and my niece were playing outside. My sister and I was looking at a magazine while the kids played quietly. When all of a sudden Zach lets out this terrible scream one of those "something is freaking wrong" screams and starts shaking all over.

I thought he had set down in a yellow jackets nest because I had been battling one for the past 10 minutes.

Seriously, that sucker has a warrant out on me! He chased me all over the yard, and even between cars! So I was certain he has went for my offspring instead.

I go running to see what is wrong.

I jerk Zack up and start looking him over for injuries.

And then I find the culprit.

This guy...

He had a Grand Daddy Long legs crawling up his leg and he was terrified!

Now, I myself don't really have a "fear" per se of spiders. I don't necessarily care for them but its not really a fear.

My fear is of the creatures with no legs. Blah... lets not even talk about those now...shew!

So, I save the day once again like the awesome Mommy that I am.

Then I promptly went around the corner of the house where my traumatized baby couldn't see me and laughed my ass off.

I know, I'm great!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stupid Texas!

OK before you guys that are actually FROM Texas go and get mad at me for that title let me explain. I have NO ACTUAL PROBLEM with the state of Texas.

My baby sister's husband has been in Iraq for the last year and she and my niece have been staying here in North Carolina with us.

Well, he is coming home soon. I am so happy that he has made it back safe and sound! BUUUUT...that means she will be leaving with my niece (Sweet Cheeks) back to Ft. Hood.

Seriously, now you know why I call her sweet cheeks.

I don't really know what I'm going to do without them. I hate more than anything to see her go. Its bittersweet really, I am so glad that she gets her husband back, because I am very aware that so many don't. But a little piece of me will be going with her.

I just want her to stay here with me. Because, you know, Texas is stupid!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Zach is in a phase. To be totally honest its not really a fun phase.

Its the dreaded WHY phase!

I hate this phase. Seriously, you can't tell the boy something without his automatic response being "why?".

"Zach put your coat on we have to go."


"Come on Buddy it's time for bed."


"Please don't hit"


"Eat your dinner, please"


You see, it don't matter what you tell the boy, the response is going to be "Why?" You answer that question, and the response is "Why?".

So, my question is this...


Monday, October 11, 2010


Today was a hard day.

Today I was bitterly reminded that today is all we have.

Today I was reminded of the fragility of life.

Today I was reminded that even though I want to with every fiber of my being, I can't fixed everything.

Today I learned that there is a true beauty in being with someone in their darkest hour.

Today I saw that raw pain is overwhelming.

Today I set with a work friend while she helplessly watched her husband die.

Today she had to let go of the man that she has been married to for 30+ years since she was 16.

Today she will have to go home alone, sleep alone, wake up alone.

Today she will start her new normal.

Today I prayed alot.

Today was a hard day.

Today is all we have.

Friday, October 8, 2010

What is $75 Worth To You?

What is $75 worth to you?

A pair of shoes?

A new purse?

Groceries for the week?

How about your house? That's right. Do you feel that the home that you and your family have built, the place where you feel safe, is worth $75?

Well apparently if you live in a little town of Tennessee, that's all its worth.

This video enrages me, and makes me sad. Watch it and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I'm Still Alive, I Promise!

Soooo, I know that I haven't been on here for a while now. Looks like I took some totally unplanned time off during the summer. :) But I'm back now and looks like we have some catching up to do. So here we go...

First things first...I FINISHED SCHOOL!!!! July 31 was my last day of school! On August 31 I took my NCLEX (the test you have to take to get your lisence). I was in the room for 25 minutes and came out almost in tears because I just knew that I had failed the stupid thing. Most people usually take about an hour to finish it, so I just knew I failed. On September 1 I found out that I PASSED!! I am offically a RN!

To celebrate we went to the beach. We had decided to go to the Outer Banks because we had never been there before and wanted to try something new. We had a great time...

Isn't he getting huge?!?

We went to the cape lookout lighthouse. My favorite part of the trip. It was so beautiful.

Zach loved the sand.

Again, my baby is growing so big! It makes my heart hurt.

It was so beautiful there. This was the view from the balcony!
Other than that I have been working, and spending time with my family. Being in school so much, and working on top of that I didn't have any free time. I have spent the summer soaking up all this new time that I have.
I also got a new car last week. Well, new to me not a NEW car. But there is a looooong drawn out story about that. It deserves it's own post later I think. It involves my old car, Brandi, and a cinder block. Ya, its not good. But I am really happy with my new car so alls well that ends well.
So, that is all that I have for now. I'm sleepy and I think this post is starting to make no sense. I will try to post more again soon.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.