Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Do you ever feel cramped in your space? I'm sure people with 5,000 sq. ft. houses feel cramped at some point...but does the cramped feeling ever go away? As I sit here in our 950 sq. ft. house that so much work went into, I feel utterly cramped. Trapped. Claustrophobic. I can't explain it. It used to feel "cozy" and "home-y" but lately it feels so squished that I can hardly move. One bathroom is enough to make me feel squished, but then add the laundry room that also doubles as our only closet space. Then add the only place to store anything other than dishes in the kitchen is the 2 cabinets & fridge. Let's not even TOUCH the guest bedroom/office/junk room.

To visit pictures of our cramped humble abode, click here.

Please don't get me wrong. I am BLESSED. But sometimes, even when you realize and know deep down that you're blessed - you just can't wait for something better...ya know? I'm at that point right now. I would KILL to add a bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen pantry to this house. I wouldn't mind making the living room a little bigger so that more than 3 people can come in without feeling awkward by having to pull up a dining room chair to join us. And to top it all off - I don't think men ever feel this way. I wish I was more like that...just content with "whatever." Judd is perfectly fine with one bathroom, and he finds it convenient that the laundry room doubles as the basically keeps him from having to fold anything, and as long as he can EAT the food coming out of our 2 cabinets, he doesn't care.

I know, I know. Just tell me to be quiet! I'm trying to push out these urges of wanting more space. It just sucks feeling so trapped in your own house. I do love my house. We put SO SO SO much work into making this house feel less outdated, and more modern. We spent countless hours scrubbing floors, waxing floors, re-tiling, replacing, and painting. That work made this house a home. And I guess sometimes even in it's cramped layout - it's still ours. I have a gut feeling that one day I'm going to be in a larger house thinking, "I miss the days of the 2br/1ba house," and then Judd will roll his eyes and say, "I just can't please you, can I?!" You'd think in time men would realize that no matter what - women are almost never satisfied. We change our minds as often as our underwear. I don't know why - but I'm definitely no exception.

That's enough of my ranting for tonight. :) I guess I'll head off to bed.

TWO MORE DAYS OF WORK!!! YAY!! I'll leave you with a picture..since that's what makes a post interesting anyway. :) Goodnight ladies and gentlemen.

Poor Judd...

Only 3 more days (including today!) of work left for me. I can't wait to start nursing school. I'm actually on my lunch break right now. Have to be back at work in 10 minutes. Can you tell I'm procrastinating? lol.

Judd and I haven't been doing much. Just hanging out. We go for a walk with Reese most nights and walk around Delta State campus and back to the house. The other night we took a different route and I heard this loud cry. I look over underneath a tree and found a CUTE little kitten. I'm talking - tiny kitten. The poor baby had blood from his nose to his top lip. We walked the kitten to Joey's house since it was closer and I got some of the blood off. Then we gave him some food and he was so hungry! I was going to take the kitten to the animal shelter the next morning and when I called they informed me that they're already overcrowded so they can't accept any more animals. My sweet friend Joey volunteered to adopt the sweet kitten. He's so cute - and I plan on posting pictures soon! (He is partly mine, since I rescued him! haha!) Poor Judd, I know he gets tired of "Kacie's Animal Rescue Service" that I run. lol. I just can't help it. It literally hurts me to see a homeless, hungry, hurt, or abused animal. They just can't speak for it's our job to help them!

Okay, must go to work now.

Have a great day, everyone!

Friday, July 25, 2008

I know, I know!

It's been a while. But seriously, I do this thing in spurts. :) I've been doing a lot of traveling! I went home the weekend that Drew was born and stayed w/ Audra & Andrew. Then I left for Starkville that Monday night to take a final for an online class and stayed until Wednesday morning. THEN that same week, on Saturday, I went back to Starkville to visit my friends that I've missed SO much. I enjoyed seeing them all so much. I had a blast!! Now I'm back in Cleveland trying to spend some much needed time with Judd.

School is approaching and it's making me OH SO nervous! But at the same time, I can't wait to get in there and see how everything is going to be. I'm ready to get in the routine of things and start getting the school part over with so I can get out there and make some real money!

Although school will be an exciting new adventure, I have made some great friends at work and I am going to miss them all so much. I want to be able to go see them everyday but I know I won't have time. :( Emmette is begging me not to go. He and I have a special bond. I'm going to miss him!

Okay, well Judd is home and I want to see him! I'll be back soon....maybe. Don't hold your breath...haha!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Welcome Andrew (Drew) Mark Laney!

My wonderful nephew (third one!) was born July 9, 2008 at 3:25pm weighing 8lbs, 7oz. :) Mommy had a c-section and she and baby Drew are both doing well. He is the absolute sweetest baby on the planet. It's amazing how you can love someone so much that you just met!


Monday, July 7, 2008

A cold in July?!

Who gets a cold in the middle of July? ME! Ugh. I got so terribly sunburned on Saturday...and woke up this morning with a cold!

Just had to vent.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Finally home...

Monday I left for Memphis to go to the hospital to be with Daddy. For those of you who don't know, he broke his ankle in 3 places and will have surgery soon to try and repair it. I missed work Mon, Tues, & Wed! As much guilt as I felt leaving the other tellers at the first of the month, it was so nice to see my family. I hated seeing Daddy in so much pain, though. I stayed with him on Tuesday while Mom went in to finish up some work and the poor guy was miserable. Everytime he started to doze off, the intercom in his room was blare, "ALEXIS YOU'RE NEEDED IN ROOM 941. ALEXIS YOU'RE NEEDED IN ROOM 941." There was no getting away from it. For some reason, you can't cut down the volume on them so they constantly went off all day. Not to mention the 5 jackhammers that HAD to have been right outside our window. Sometimes rest is hard to get in a hospital. But Daddy was lucky to have such sweet nurses. They really seemed to care about the quality of his comfort. Basically the plan was just comfort and pain control until the swelling goes down enough to do surgery. He will have to stay off his foot for 3 MONTHS! Hopefully the time will go by quickly for him.

I have other news that I'm anxious to post - but since it's not MY news...I'll wait and let her post it first. :)

Well I'm tired and must go to work in the morning. It's going to be a long day tomorrow. Hope you all have a great day tomorrow and a wonderful 4th of July! :)