Friday, August 29, 2008

Well crap...

I am suppose to be headed over to a friend's house tonight to scrapbook. I decided to go ahead and order some photos since I've not printed any new ones lately. I totally sucked at taking photos this year. There are so few. And the few I did take are AWFUL! I am so disappointed in myself. I knew I was lax on taking photos, but I didn't realize how bad. CRAP.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Miss K's 3 year photos

OMG! Can I just say that I am in photo heaven right now???? Go check out some of her photos at the photographer's blog. Ulmer Studios.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sleep? What's that?

I had to go off of my study medication a couple of weeks ago because of some dental work I had done. The nurse warned me when I went back into the drug, I would probably have problems sleeping again. Well, here it is 2:29 am and I am still wide awake. I've done a load of laundry, cut up a pineapple, cleaned out the fridge, made my list of "to do" for tomorrow, list of projects I would like to complete this week and have been working on my calendar for the next week. At least I am using the time constructively!

So, I mentioned yesterday about the master bathroom. Still formulating some ideas in my head, but I am pretty sure I know what I am going for. It's the follow-through and execution that I seem to have the most problem with. Anyway....Brian and I were talking the other day about getting all of Miss K's stuff out of our bonus room and making it a room for "big people" again. (I'd love not to have to set on another My Little Pony!) My suggestion was to move all her stuff into the guest bedroom. Get rid of the bed in there and find a nice loveseat that folds out into a bed for the 3 or 4 times a year we actually have company. (We also own a queen size Aero bed that is WAY comfortable.) He said that all her crap wouldn't fit in there and it was a bad idea. Okay. Whatever. Today at lunch he starts talking about how Miss K is getting too big for her toddler bed. I asked him if he thought it was time to convert her bed into a full size and he said yes. His plan...we will do it while she is at her grandparents house for 5 days in September for the fair. That's cool. When do you want to pick out paint? He gave me the "look" and said that he never mentioned the word "paint". Well, HELLO! Her nursery was ladybugs and dragonflies. The room is painted cream on the top portion of her wall, white chair rail and then the bottom half is a deep, dark barn red. (I seem to remember it taking something like SEVEN coats of paint to get it even.) Her new stuff is a "Paris" theme with bright colors...purple, pinks, yellows, turquoise... Doesn't really go well with the red walls. Looks like I am going to be spending a LOT of time in Miss K's room while she is out of town. And the walls HAVE to be coompletely painted before we get back. She about had a mental breakdown over the painting of her bathroom. It was yellow and now it is a green/blue. She screamed for quite awhile asking us to wipe it off and make the walls yellow again. Lot's of crying. She still asks for her yellow walls. The child does not forget anything! She spent the night at my mom's house on Saturday. Before she left, Brian asked her to hug Maxie, the dog and tell her that she loved her. She did and then she said, "I love Betty Boop too Daddy." Brian told her the same thing we've always told her...Betty got sick and couldn't live with us anymore. She told him that she knew that. The she asked him if we could get a new Betty Boop. Lord...everytime that child brings up that dog, it makes me want to bawl, but this is the first time she has really asked for another dog. And let me just state for the record....WE ARE NOT GETTING ANOTHER DOG! Let me just say that again.... WE ARE NOT GETTING ANOTHER DOG. I'm tired of messing with the one dog and two cats I have right now. ARG...I got sidetracked. Long story short....we are going to redo Miss K's room and convert the guest room into her playroom. I'm on the look out for a sleeper love seat if anyone has one they want to get rid of.

Believe it or not...I'm actually starting to get tired. Think I am going to wash my face and head to bed. If the weather isn't too hot in the morning, I am going to take Miss K to the park after breakfast. We have a busy starts, Awanas starts and dance starts back up for the school year. Okay...I'm off to bed.

Blog ya later....with photos.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I've finally decided on what I am doing with my master bathroom. I bought a piece of art for the wall at Hobby Lobby the other night, a towel bar, magazine rack, some new drawer pulls, some towel hooks and a thingy to hang a hand towel on. Everything...1/2 off. Lord, I love Hobby Lobby. And this week, the metalware stuff, candle holders and candles are on sale 1/2 off. There were a couple of black metal baksets I wanted and some candle holders I want for the tub. Now, I need to pick out paint. I am going with some neutral colors. Black, taupe and creams. Brian has no idea yet. I am thinking I am just going to pick the paint, buy it and start doing the cut in and then let him see it. Then he will have no choice but to finish painting! Sneaky me! He needs to put down the moulding on the floor that was never done. Please don't ask me how long ago he did the tile.... I also need to paint the baseboards, door mouldings and the doors. I still need some curtains, a rug and a couple more things for the wall. I would love a round mirror to go in the "water closet" area. I would also love a new light fixture because the one that is in there is old, nasty and has started rusting! I saw some curtains at Target that would work, but I am not sure if they are exactly what I want. The curtains don't really serve a purpose in there other than decoration. I would like to have one room in my house actually completed. I can never commit, so nothing gets completely done. Story of my life....unfinished projects. If I just worked on unfinshed projects and never started anything new, I would have enough stuff to do until I am like...88 years old. Honest to God truth! And yet, what do I do almost every week? Start a new freaking project of some sort!'s LATE, so I need to get to bed. I am going to work on getting the bathroom cleaned out, so I will take some "before" photos and some "in progress" photos and then "completed" photos. I am DETERMINED to finish this room! But, you know what they say about the road to Hell....paved with good intentions!

Blog ya later!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

It's been a busy couple of weeks....

I looked at my calendar the other day and I was shocked. I've had something going on almost every single day...even weekends for about the past 6 weeks!. No wonder I am sick and can't seem to get better! Last week was a crappy week for me health wise. I ended up at the Minute Clinic on Sunday for an infection. The NP said that she had seen a lot of these infections in the past week because of dehydration. Drink lots of water, take these pills and you will get better. I felt a cold of sorts coming on while I was there and I should have said something, but I didn't. That came back to bite me in the butt later in the week. So, last week I had some dental work done. It's been over a week and I am having all sorts of problems. Pain related to eating. Eating anything. Drinking anything hot or cold. Basically, I'm in pain. But because I've got this upper resp. thing I couldn't go in and have my dentist look at my mouth. So, she called me in some pain pills. They do NOTHING for me at all. I ended up at the Minute Clinic again on Friday for the upper resp thing. That was expensive. $80 for freaking nose spray. ARG. And I hate using nose spray. We took Miss K to the Williamson County Fair on Wednesday. She had the BEST time. I was surprised that she rose as many rides as she did. She even rode the kiddie roller coaster that they had. And she got so excited when they started the fireworks. We got home pretty late that night. I tossed her in the tub, gave her a bath and had her ready for bed in like 10 minutes. Brian went to lay her down and she kept saying, "But Daddy, I'm not tired! I don't want to go to sleep." A minute after she went down, I went in there to put something in her closet and she was passed out. She has talked about the fair every day since. I think we are going to take her to the Wilson County Fair next week. Thursday was also Miss K's last day of her summer dance class. I had her fitted dance clothes for the regular dance season. That was a cute experience. She was not happy about trying the leotard on and less excited about the fact that the dance teacher wanted to see her in the clothes. That was until she put the little ballet skirt on. Then she became a ballerina. She was twirling all over the studio. She was not happy that I made her take the outfit off. Crazy kid. Saturday went spent the morning with Josh and Amber Ulmer having Miss K's 3 year old photos taken. I can not wait to see how these turned out. I am totally a girly mom and I had her decked out like a girly girl. I made this adorable multi-colored tutu to match her Gymboree birthday girl shirt. Paired that with some hot pink bike shorts and some WAY cute pink Converse high tops. She looked so dang adorable. And I was so proud of her. She did so good. I actually did a couple of different outfits. Cute little white Strasburg dress with a multi-colored ribbon sash and bow to match. Josh and Amber were so good with her. It was a very laid back and most importantly, STRESS FREE!

Alright...I need to get off this computer. This week is shaping up to be yet another busy week. Next week the same as Miss K starts back to school and dance class.

Blog ya later!