Tuesday, December 3, 2013

last post for BUGNROOSMOM

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Too long to FB about it! So, I'll blog!

Here it is. My lovely ramblings that you all love  put up with.
Today was so blah....
I am really feeling overwhelmed and so un-accomplished.
Things I have started, not finished, tried to finish and failed, or simple put- off
Getting things straightened out with Tmobile, Time Warner and the dentist/insurance! (seriously gave up and cried!!)
dishes- did them 3 times today and...there are still some in the sink!
laundry-same as above....never done
book reviews...did NOT even get close today
reading-LOL, maybe 20 pages today
did not mop, sweep, vacuum  or dust
find a newer truck-nope!
get the girls' schedules organized... LMBO!, really?

some things I...hmmm, well I'll say things I did, in part
talked to Time Warner a total of 4 times, totaling around 45mins(accomplishing nothing)
talked to Tmobile( well, they took our payment)
plunged the bath tub 3 times(still not draining very well)
made lunch(twice?!?)
took a shower
did 3 loads of laundry, folded 2...
drank LOTS of coffee today!
threw out some old papers
fought with the online registration for our dental coverage(we still have no cards)
anyway, I guess today was a bust, but I won't complain too much. I also had plenty of blessing to out way the bad! My God is still good and I will get through this storm! Just need a little prayer and more caffeine!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Still here...somewhere

Hello, yes, I am still here. Although it seems my time has been elsewhere. I log in at least once a week, catch up on some posts, look at a few recipes, photos, cute quotes or cartoons. I keep telling myself, "Wow!, I am really behind on here and so  need to get back to blogging and keeping up better". I'm not making any promises to you or myself, but hopefully, soon, things will get back to where I'll have the time and something interesting to blog about! Not that there hasn't been plenty of crazy things going on around here!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have I Told You ... (kind of)

Have I Told you...

This isn't going to be my typical Wednesday post. I've been a crazy mess the last couple weeks and haven't been in my usual upbeat writing mood!
I lost a very dear friend of mine on Nov.11, 2011. She went too early and it was a complete shock to say the least. She has been a friend for many years and also a sister in Christ. Which does give me some comfort that we will meet again one day in the presence of Our Lord!
There are still so many unanswered questions and I am seeking prayer and comfort, that we may never have the answers we seek. She was a great friend, mother, sister....
She had her trials and struggles but always kept a positive outlook and had an amazing way of making anyone around her smile. She had a contagious laugh and no one could be in a bad mood around her. Her wonderful spirit and love of life is so greatly missed. The life of the party and the first one to come to you with open arms. She was so devoted to her children and always striving to do better for them and herself.
With this said, I continue to pray for comfort for her husband, children, family and friends.
Until we meet again....
Chillin' with Jesus!

Barbara L. Vanover         


Monday, November 7, 2011

DIY, Demo and the Hubs!

So, guess who decided to start demolition on our bathroom @ noon on a Sunday?!?! Oh, and with only us here(no "manly" help)!
Yup, my darling, wonderful, go get em', last minute, no planning things out, who needs instructions hubby!
I think he was secretly punishing me for oversleeping yesterday and missing church!
I can just see his little brain spinning!
(" Sooo...she made such a fuss about setting all the clocks back, made me watch a chic flick, and then SHE  oversleeps!.. Guess I'll have to get some free labor out of her today!")
Anywho, it did need done for so many reasons. Safety first, of course!
I'm sure I have mentioned over the last...oh, year or so that we literally had our shower held up with duct tape! Well, anyone who ever doubted me....there are pictures coming as my proof!
This is still a neverending long process and I will try to keep everyone posted on the process.
As embarrassing as this is...please hold all the LOLs to yourselves :)
Here it is!
Phase 1: demolition!!(by the way, it was pretty fun!)

Sean "prepping" the tub. (actually, this is where I went over "my" instructions)
Roo recreating how she yanked the towel bar loose!
This is where the biggest leak was at.
All the yuckiness of the demo. It was SO bad!
Roo pulling the tiles off. It was her favorite part!
Mama bear getting a few swings in too!
2 walls gone!
The ceiling
oh look, Sean thinks this is a new tool box!
I cannot wait to start phase 2. New drywall and WATERPROOF boards!!! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Have I Told You ...

Have I Told You.....

Wow?!!? Really?!?! Where has 2011 gone? This year has flown by, literally!!
It has been a blessed, crazy, traumatic, big/ HUGE changes year for so many of us!
Here are just a few of the things that have been going on around our little space lately!
Aside from the new babies, new jobs, DIY projects, sports, school, church......
I'm sure most of my followers know how crazy "life" can be!!

We went to Gatlinburg a few weekends ago.

This picture has absolutely nothing to do with Long John Silver, LOL! I was actually taking a picture of the amazing mountain view!

I'm not so sure why Bug looks so calm and innocent, but no children were hurt during this event! Roo looks terrified!

On to cupcakes for Roo's class party! BTW, I do NOT bake! It was a fun experience for us both!

Carved our pumpkins up. Bug went with a non-traditional carving. There is a fish on the other side.

Little E's first Halloween.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Have I Told You ...

I've been running out of ideas for my regular Wednesday post lately. Of course I have had a lot of things on my mind and a lot going on around here. Somewhere along with all my regular craziness Autumn has crept up on us here in Ohio. One day it was 77-80 degrees even after the sun had gone down and today we have a high of 63 and I noticed leaves falling in the morning breeze. We even smelt firewood burning in the air last night as we were driving home from Bug's volleyball game. With that said here is your Have I Told You... post!
Today I'm going to tell you my 10 favorite things about Fall or Autumn.
 However you say it is fine. I prefer Autumn.

1. I love all the wonderful scents and smells that start changing and coming out in Autumn. Pumpkin spice or the spiced cider are my 2 favorites!

2. The smell of hay! I don't know why!?!? It must be all those summers spent at Granny's farm in Kentucky. It is one of those rare sweet smells that can bring with it a wave of bittersweet memories.

3. The sound of crunchy leaves! Oh and of course the smell of them. What is with all the scents? Is it just me? Maybe I have some weird undiagnosed scent fetish?!?!!

4. The colors of Autumn are amazing! My favorite color is Orange, but when mixed with all the greens, browns, golds and wine reds, I love it even more.

5. I LOVE,  LOVE,  LOVE my coffee. Most of you already know this fact. I get even crazier about it when they start having the Pumpkin latte advertised! It is amazing!

6. And not to overkill the buzz but it goes great with a slice of Pumpkin pie!! With extra whipped topping of course! Still slightly warm if you would please!

7. Here I go again with my nose! I cannot deny my love of campfires! The snuggling with loved ones, the stories and laughter, roasting anything we can put on a stick! and THE SMELL of the wood burning!

8. Afterwards,  or if there is no campfire I love to walk into my kitchen and....yes, you guessed it. SMELL a big ole' pot of homemade chili cooking on the stove top!

9. Probably before I eat a bowl of that chili up above I am no doubt in my fuzzy jammies and fuzzy slippers! Ok, I won't lie to you. I actually wear these pretty much year round, but they do get more attention in the Autumn.

10. I don't know if I love these because they are so stinkin' cute or because if you buy the "good" ones they are made with real hay. Anywho, these are my #10 thing that I love about Autumn! Scarecrow people!

What do you love about Autumn? What would your top 10 be? And please tell me there are more people out there with the scent fetish???

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two "teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists!

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Teaser from pg 101

He got that faraway look in his eye, like people back in Italy did when they talked about going to America. Bella and Rocco were already in America, and they still had to look far away for any hope.

I am about half way through this book and so far it is a really good read. Very well written and I like all the characters.

What are your teasers? what are you reading?


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