Thursday, November 29, 2007

I'm a big baby

So, I had my second dentist appointment this week yesterday. I really like my dentist. She's a hoot. Anyway, I have a bunch of dental work, all minor, that needs to be done. I am trying to max out my insurance for the year. I had two appointments this week and then I have another one in a week or so. That's the big "let's block two hours out" appointment. I know you are thinking...OMG! Hollye has rotten teeth. Not the case! I guess you could call this "proactive dental work". She just wants to treat small places before they become rotten teeth. Am I explaining this very well? ANYWAY. So, I went in on Wednesday. Sit down. They give me the numbing gel. The dentist comes over, turns the gas (I love the gas)on and then gives me like 5 shots in my gums. I felt it. It hurt. Ouch. So, she goes off to treat another patient while I am getting good and numb. I sit there. And sit there. I'm freezing. I'm still sitting. She finally comes back, apologizes for taking so long and starts drilling. I about came out of my skin. She could tell by the look of horror on my face that I felt every single bit of the drilling. She poked my lip and asked me if I could feel it. YES!!!! She cranked the gas back up and gave me about 5 more shots. Let's just say...I couldn't feel the left side of my face for HOURS.

So, today is my day to stay home. No running around or anything like that. Well, I thought. I forgot the I made a playdate with one of K's little friends for later this afternoon. I hate to cancel because she has been talking about this friend all day when she heard me on the phone talking to hr friend's mom. Maybe we will go and stay for an hour. Luckily, they live less than a mile from us. Maybe I can get a few things done before we head over there. I NEED to get my cookie recipe picked our for all the cookie exchanges that I am in. I've got so much to do!

Blog ya later!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I can't even think of a title...

I am so glad Thanksgiving is over. Family stresses me out sometimes and this was one of those times. I also want to use this blog post to announce my retirement from party planning. I will not throw a shower of any kind, birthday or retirement party for anyone other than my husband or child. At least I know that they are thankful.
So, today I took Miss K to the Stingray Reef at Opry Mills. Those little suckers are creepy, but cool. A lot of the kids that we went with were really into touching them. The mommies...not so much. But, it's a great deal Tuesdays are buy one get one free. Admission is $3.95 for all day! And 2 and under are FREE! So, my friend and I got in for $4 and change and our 3 kids got in free. We bought shrimp to feed the rays. Those were BOGO too. But, this mommy was scared of the rays and just threw the shrimp in. I did TRY to feed them by hand, but I chickened out. K kept telling me...Feed them Mommy! There were also seahorses that K loved and kept
asking if we could ride them. The best thing...the carousel. You can ride it all you want...for free with admission! We just stayed on it and rode it about 10 times in a row. Then we went and had lunch...came back and rode some more. Also got two more Christmas gifts bought. Oh...make that three! I am almost done. Brian has given me a couple of ideas, but I need to wait for payday to finish my shopping. Can't wait to be done. I've got a LOT of stuff to do between now and Christmas. My brother and his family are coming for the holidays and I can not wait! We are going to have such a blast. But before they get here, I have THREE cookie exchanges to attend, one of which I am hosting. I also have two more dentist appointment and a bunch of other things. I really need to work on my calendar this week to make sure I don't overbook myself like I usually do.

Okay, I have to get to bed. My child has school tomorrow and get to spend my second day this week at the dentist office. Trying to max that dental insurance out!

Blog ya later!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

And so the holidays begin....

We are in Michigan to start our Thanksgiving holidays with the inlaws. Thanksgiving on Thursday. Shopping on Friday. Baby shower on Saturday. Family Christmas party on Saturday. Christmas party before December even gets here. Don't get me started on that whole situation. I've already had a heated discussion with my inlaws and Brian about it this evening. It ended with all of us laughing because we all agree that this party is stupid. All because a couple of family members thinks that they can not have a Christmas party without the ENTIRE family in attendance. If it wasn't for the shower, we would pack up and be out of here first thing Saturday morning. My husband's extended family is wacky. And wacky is a nice word compared to what I REALLY want to say!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What a dummy

Yep...talking about myself. Miss K has school photos today. (How cute is a class picture of 2 & 3 year olds going to be???) She's all dressed in one of her cutie dresses from Gymboree. (Yep...another Gymboree outfit. It's an addiction. I need a 12-step program.) She looked so adorable and was swishing the dress around and laughing about it. She even thought the bow looked cute this morning. I took her outside and she let me take some pictures of her and it was so sweet. I get home. Pull the camera out. NO MEMORY CARD.

Dummy. Dummy. Dummy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Miss K got her first haicut....

and it did NOT go well at all!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My funny child.

My child is too funny. She is watching the Wonder Pets in our room while Brian and I flip between the football game and some movie in the living room. She keeps running out into the hallway and giving us an update on her show. "The camel is thristy!" "Tuck help him." It's crazy all the stuff she is learning and what she remembers. If you tell her something, she will remind you about it later. And she will tell you what she is doing....even if it is something she isn't suppose to be doing. (Like coloring her hands with markers.)

She just came out here to ask us to open a tub of play-doh. Brian informed her it was time to go to bed and she took off running and yelling, "I watch Wonder Pets!"

On the scrapbooking front, I actually made cards this weekend. I am in a card swap at the local scrapbook store and I had cards I needed to turn in on Saturday. I made there Sunday morning. Luckily, I wasn't the only late one! So, tomorrow I have a meeting at Starbucks with my mom's group. I plan on getting there a bit early, taking the laptop and sorting photos. I need to place a LARGE order for photos. I've got a couple of gifts I need to complete and one of those includes about 200 photos of our vacation early this summer to Texas to see my parents when they were back in town. I've also got a couple of baby albums that need to be finished. I've got all the paper cut for them, I just need to print out some stuff, put the albums together and give them to the person I am making them for. Reminds me, I need to email her for some information...

I'm watching the Colts/Chargers game and I am so sad. I'm Peyton's biggest fan and I am so bummed that this will be 2 losses in a row for him. The poor guy threw 5 interceptions this game. Poor Vinitari.

My goal for this week is to have a photo with every blog entry. Blog ya later.

Friday, November 09, 2007

So tired

I am so tired. I was suppose to go to my friend Sherri's house tonight to hang out, but I woke up with the worst headache ever. I've been going non stop for weeks now. I need a break. Today I wanted to stay home and just veg, but that didn't happen. I had made a committment to my mom's group to be at the Pottery Barn Sing-Along. I hate to disappoint people, so Miss K and I headed out to Green Hills and met up with our friends. We had a good time. (That's Cowboy Joel in the photo.) She wasn't into like last time, but I think that was because I wouldn't sit on the floor with her. I was snapping photos. So, if Mommy wasn't going to sit, she wasn't either. She decided to play with all the stuff in the store. Can I just tell you...I love Pottery Barn Kids. I could do some serious financial damage in that store! Tomorrow is a busy day. We have GOT to get our house cleaned. It's a wreck. I would be embarassed for anyone to walk in my house right now. So, with that being said, I am headed to bed so that I can get up at a decent hour and start cleaning. Well, I need to turn a load of laundry. I hate laundry. It mocks me.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I'm pissed. Yes, I said pissed!

Okay, we had a yard sale a couple of weeks ago. We had a couple of large Little Tikes toys for sale. I was thinking of donating them to the school, but I thought Kennedy would have some issues with them being "hers", so we decided to sell them at the yard sale. A guy pulled up in a truck, asked us what we wanted for a couple of the toys, we told him. He asked if we had anything else. Brian told him we had a tunnel with a slide attached in the backyard. He wanted that too. He specifically told us he was buying stuff for a needy family. Okay, so Brian gave him several things in additional to the big stuff for WAY cheap. I mean, it was going to a good cause...WE THOUGHT!

Today I head to this consignment store that some told me had easel's. K likes to paint and they use them at school. I went by yesterday, but they were closed. They had 3. I was going to buy all 3 of them and donate two of them to K's school. I get there and there is a guy sitting out front. He works there....looks familiar. I see the woman, she looks familiar, but I have no idea why. I tell them I want the easels. They only have two left. I look around some more and they have a lot of stuff. I see the guy back a truck up and it hits me! THEY WERE MY "It's for the needy" PEOPLE!. More like, It's for the GREEDY! So, I went in to pay for the easels. I asked the lady if she could give me a deal since I was buying two of them, ,and "they were for the needy". She looked at me kind of strange. Then told me no, she couldn't discount them. I should have just walked out, but I've been looking everywhere for the dang easel since new, it is almost $80. I called Brian as soon as I got in the truck and told him about it. He was pretty pissed off to. If they hadn't said anything about it being for the needy, I wouldn't be mad. It's people like this who are the reason that a lot of people do not donate to charities or volunteer for things.

If you live in the local Nashville area and you want to know where this was, email me and I will let you know. I wish now I had not bought the easel's from them. I won't ever buy anything from them again.

Like I don't have enough stuff to do....

Remember last year when I decided make the Advent calendar? Well, I told myself I was not going to take on any projects during the holidays again. I was even thinking of skipping my hot chocolate cones this year. But Brian helped me make the decision that we were going to make them. (That reminds me...I need to order the bags today!) I am attending not one, not two, but at least 3 cookie exchanges this year. So, I need to start looking for a cookie recipe. get back to the point of my post. I checked out Stacey Kingman's blog yesterday and dang it....if there isn't something on there I want to make. Dang it! Looks a LOT easier than the button trees that were the rage last year. I have to head over to Hermitage to pick up an easel that I want to get for Kennedy. She likes to paint. I also have to stop at Hobby Lobby and return some party supplies since I decided to add another color to the theme for my SIL's baby shower. So, I guess I will pick up some cones while I am there. I long do you think it will really take to make these? And the fact that I already have 8 beaded cone trees doesn't seem to make a difference. I still feel the need to make these! Why do I do this to myself?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Piano girl

Lately I've been hanging out with a mom that I really enjoy spending time with. We enjoy some of the same for our kids, going on fun outings with our kids, going out for drinks after the kiddos are asleep and daddy's are in charge. Another thing we have in common is our girls. They like each other...for the most part and are the same age. They also attend the same MDO program, so they are excited when we get together to play. One of the places that we went to was the Discovery Center in M'boro. Miss K found the piano and she was LOVING it!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A Happy-Sad Day

My neighbor across the street had her baby girl today. I was so excited for her. We picked her son up from school and took him to the hospital to see her. Miss K and I stayed around to see the new baby and she kept saying "I get baby sister?" I wanted to cry. I am so happy for my friend, but I am so sad for me and Brian and Miss K. If things had gone the way they should have for us, I would be just about ready to have a baby myself.

Okay...I'll blog ya later. I don't want to get all sad.

Just a test!

Trying to see if I can upload photos

Monday, November 05, 2007

Today was a lazy day.

We didn't even leave the house. (I did have class tonight, but the weather was awful, so I made the decision not to drive.) I got a little bit of laundry done, some events scheduled and I actually watched a movie that didn't have any cartoon characters in it! (I know...aren't you shocked?) I even got a little bit of Christmas shopping done. Gotta love Amazon and the free shipping. For those of you who know Miss K, you also know that she has an unnatural obsession with Dora the Explorer, Diego and Max & Ruby. (As I type this at 10pm, my child is sitting on the sofa watching Diego. Yes, it is 10pm and she is still up...don't judge me. She napped until almost 6pm.) Anyway...I saw this Dora dance pad thing and knew that she would love it, so I ordered it along with a musical tea set. (I'm trying to upload photos, but blogger won't let me. This is the first time this has ever happened to me. Oh well.) ya later when I actually have time to really post.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


I am looking for a really good recipe for red beans and rice. I use to HATE when my mother would make this stuff for us when we were kids. She would make a big pot and I swear we would eat that stuff for a month. (Well, it seemed like a month!) So, if you have a really good recipe for red beans and rice...SHARE!

I've got like 3 blog posts that I am working on that I've got to complete and get posted. I've signed up for this thing where I am suppose to blog everyday during the month of November. Good gravy. Like I don't have enough stuff to do.

Blog ya later....with photos.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Do X-rays make you cry?

I am sure that is what the dental assistant at the dentist office thought yesterday. I had a rough day with Miss K. She was just defying me on everything. Well, as much as a 2 year old can. I had to meet Brian at the dentist office so he could pick up Miss K and I could get my teeth clean. True to form...he pushes it on the time. He arrived at 2 on the dot. I like to be early to doctor's appointments. I guess I shouldn't least he wasn't late like he usually is. So, I sit on in the chair and the first thing the hygenist tells me is, "okay Hollye, we are going to do a full set of x-rays on you and a panoramic x-ray as well." I just busted out crying. Right away she is asking me if I am okay. I started mumbling something about my wild two year old and my never on time husband...all between sobs. I am sure she thought she had met the nuttiest patient she had ever seen. I told her I was fine and we got on about the business of x-rays and cleaning teeth. I was embarassed as hell, but oh well. I get to see the assistant 4 more time in the next 4 weeks, so I better get over it now!

So, last night I went with my mom's group to see the movie, Gone Baby Gone. I was looking for a chick flick, but there wasn't anything out that sounded good. This movie was pretty good, not great. The ending wasn't something I expected. It really left you thinking, "if I was in that position, would I do the same thing?" After the movie we headed over to the Cheesecake Factory for dessert. My friend Michelle ended up with this cake thing that was HUGE. We all laughed when they brought it out. I think she tooke 2/3 of it home with her, minus the ice cream.

I wish I could say that this was a slow weekend for us, but it isn't. We are playing cards with our neighbors across the street later tonight. She is headed to the hospital on Tuesday for a schedule c-section. So, we wanted to play cards again before the baby came. Saturday I've got to do the usual house work stuff that has been seriously neglected this month. Sunday is a birthday party and a class. I think I need to get more sleep. Siz hours a night is not working for me.

Okay...I'll share some photos later. I've got to get going. Blog ya later!

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Halloween for us was not just Trick or Treating. We had so much to do for Halloween. It started with a party for one of our mom's groups. Good time. A couple of trips to the pumpkin patch. Another party with another mom's group. A pumpkin carving party and a Halloween Parade. A party at school and FINALLY trick or treating. Miss K walked almost our entire little neighborhood and TorT'ed with the big kids for TWO HOURS. She was not shy about asking for more candy either. She told one neighbor, "I need chocolate!" My crazy child.