Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The other day I’m leaving Walmart. It was just like any other day. I hate Walmart and I was already mad that there were only 3 lanes open and I had to stand in the checkout for 20 minutes with a basket full of groceries. Of course, when I got there the cashier and the previous customer continued their conversation. I wouldn’t have cared about that in the slightest except the previous customer wouldn’t move from in front of the register. I like to see my prices as things are scanned in case something scans incorrectly. At the end of scanning my groceries the total button was pushed and she kept talking. Something about the judge taking her baby from her and how she was fighting it. Whatever. I inched my cart forward and it didn’t phase her. I said “excuse me” with no luck…twice. Finally, I “accidently” bumped her with my cart. She got the hint. Oops.
Derailed from my original tangent. Back to the story. Sorry.
Okay, so I’m on my way home – already unhappy with my experience from before. Here we go down the highway. Stoplights every few feet, right? Busy highway in the middle of the afternoon. Get what I’m sayin’?
The car in front of me is swerving all. over. the. place. I was honestly thinking, “Who is THAT drunk at 3pm?!” So naturally, I decide to go around and pass them. As I’m coming up on the side of them, I see why there is so much swerving goin’ on.
There was a woman and man in the front two seats. They looked….rough, to put it nicely. They were cat fighting. Really, truly, cat fighting. It looked like two pre-teen girls slapping at each other with their hands, pulling hair and whatnot. Except one was a man. And both of them were full grown and definitely not pre-teens. I was stunned.
So here I come to get around them before they hit my car acting like idiots. Due my previous experience at Walmart, I was already not willing to put up with any extra stupidity. As I come up beside them, they come ridiculously close to hitting my vehicle. So I did the natural thing. I honked. Loudly. For a long time.
What I’m about to tell you is somewhat funny, and will definitely enlighten you on the type of people I was dealing with.
So I honked. Instantly, both of them stopped slapping at each other like lunatics, both of them turned my direction, and both of them flipped me the bird at the exact same moment.
I nearly died.
If I did nothing else productive that day, I caused unity in one couple. They banded together and found common ground in their hatred for me at that very moment.
I’m sure they went back to fighting moments after I sped past them. At first I was mad that they flipped me off and I was fighting back my anger. But the more I thought about it, the funnier it became. So I decided to share it with you all.
I guess I’m lucky they didn’t both have guns instead of fingers.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
- I’ve been busy with Squiggle Stitch – really busy actually.
- I’ve also been cooking 168,546,516 new recipes from Pinterest – thank heavens for Pinterest because our weekly routined meals were getting pathetic.
- I’ve also been stalking Pinterest for the day that we win the lottery (even though we don’t even buy lottery tickets…we’ll just be that lucky.) and we build a house. I have 100’s of organizational ideas that will probably never come to fruition because I’ll forget about them when it’s actually time to put them in place. Not to mention it would probably stay organized for about 0.12 seconds before it went back to mass disarray.
- We have an incredibly destructive dog who chews everything in sight. When I say everything, let me explain…she has so far chewed: Judd’s truck’s headlight wires, Judd’s truck’s back wires (I have no idea what they go to, let’s be honest.), My brand spankin’ new car’s back wires, my brand spankin’ new car’s power running board wires, random pipes from the yard beside us, OUR HOUSE (she is literally chewing the side of our house..), Caroline & Amelia’s playset, attempting to chew my wrought iron patio furniture (to no avail, thankfully.), our friend’s vehicles (luckily no damage done), the spray bottle full of bug spray, the spray paint can, the trashcan lid, and any and every thing that you leave outside accidently. Anyone need a new family pet? Y’all. She is incredibly destructive.
- Don’t let her face fool you.
Judd is about to have an entire month off work. I’m so excited that I can hardly stand it. He’s been getting off work at 5ish and that is just heavenly. I’m so thankful for him!
Black Friday is around the corner, and I’m royally hacked off. People, Black Friday cannot start at midnight. But it does. It’s ridiculous. Midnight?! When do you SLEEP?! That makes for a miserable day, I would think. It was all I could do a few years ago to make it to the Kohl’s parking lot by 3:30am. But 12am? That’s just too early. Boo.
It’s hard to get in the Christmas spirit when the temperature is 84 degrees outside.
Regardless, we’re putting up Christmas decorations tonight. Don’t judge me. I put my Fall stuff out early so they all get their fair share of time.
I’ve lost some weight and I’m really, really proud. I was actually able to pull my dress pants off without unbuttoning them the other day. I also saw a number on the scale that I haven’t seen since before Judd and I got married. Whoop whoop! (I’ve decided though, no matter how much weight you lose after babies, you just still don’t the same.)
I think it finally “clicked” (pun intended) with me on how to use my camera in manual mode. I’m really excited about it and I’m REALLY wanting the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G AF-S Lens. It has fantastic bokeh. I actually already have a 50mm lens that I got a long time ago, but stupid me didn’t know what I was ordering and didn’t an autofocus lens. It’s manual focus only. Let’s just say that shooting small toddlers on a swingset is difficult in manual focus.
See how the background is blurry and she’s in focus? See how the lighting is bright and not darkish? I’m proud.
I’m also DESPERATELY, REALLY BADLY wanting my backyard somewhat fenced in. Two reasons. To fence in the children so they can play without me next summer, and to fence in that destructive dog we have. Donations can be made by mailing us a blank check.
My BABY will be a YEAR OLD next month. I may cry. How on EARTH was that a year ago?! Since I never posted her birth story, I’m going to post it the day before her 1 year post for fun. It was a whirlwind and somewhat crazy!
Well, that’s more tidbits (and most of it was more like a novel than a tidbit, sorry) than I planned for. Seems I had more on my mind than I thought. Have a great week!
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Saturday, September 17, 2011
If you’ve been looking for a good book to read – and you’re married (or soon to be married) I have a fantastic book for you.
It’s called Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. There are DVD’s and Workbooks to accompany the book or you can just read the book alone (or watch the DVD’s alone, I believe.)
I can’t say enough about this book. I have figured out that my husband is physically incapable of reading a book. He just can’t do it. He falls asleep on page 2. If he ever makes it to page 10 he is proud of himself. I had pretty much decided he would never read another book in his life (has he ever finished one, I wonder…?) until I brought myself into the 21st century and realized we have AUDIOBOOKS! Judd rides on a combine for about 8 hours on any given day during harvest and most books are about 6 hours. Although he can’t sit there and listen to the book without stopping, I’m happy that he has the chance now to read what I’m reading!
He gladly said he would “read” Love & Respect if I just put it on the iPod for him. Of course I quickly ran to the computer and put it on there. I had been reading the book at night before bed for several days. I want you to know, in one day of listening he had passed me in the book!
If my husband comes home talking about a book and how “that guy really seems to know what he’s talking about!” then you know it has to be worth reading. The beginning of the book (Part 1) is somewhat redundant, but I understand he needed to make sure he got his point across or Part 2 wouldn’t do anyone any good! Part 2 is fantastic. He writes a section for women (about their husbands) and a section for men (about their wives.) He is dead on. I was reading the part about women, written to the husbands and I kept thinking, “That’s SO true. This man gets it!” Judd said he felt the same way when listening to the part written to women about their husbands.
If you have to ride in the car by yourself at all, have some free moments to read at night, or even some time to watch the DVD’s – I really recommend it. Judd and I have been trying to put everything we were taught into practice – and I promise you – a week in, I can see a difference in the way we treat each other.
Whether you have a rocky marriage that needs major help, or a marriage that seems “perfect” or anything in between – this book is worth reading. Encourage your spouse to read it with you. It could be life changing! All marriages have room for improvement, no matter how good it is! I promise you won’t regret this book!
And if your husband is like mine, get him the audiobook!
I already have several more books lined up for Judd to “read” on the combine!