Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
One particular stop:
I had just gotten on highway 68 in Albertville Al. It was a straight shot as far as I could see. The boys were in the back just getting settled for the 6 hour drive, when I saw the Trooper behind me with his lights flashing. So, of course I pulled over as soon as I could and all that was running through my mind was "Your insurance is Going UP". After he took all of my info, he returned to his cruiser to write up the ticket. While waiting, I instructed the kids to not say a word and I started thinking, " I'll just be calm and maybe I can talk my way out of this". As soon as he gets to my window, my mouth kicks into overdrive and I start rambling, "I am so sorry officer, We're on our way home and we'd just finished breakfast at Hardee's and I was trying to just get back on the road and get the kids settled because it's going to be a long trip and... I was going to set my cruise control, I always set my cruise control, I never forget to set my cruise control, I promise I was gonna set my cruise control!"
Without missing a beat, his head down, still looking at the ticket he was about to give me, He said,
"Ma'am, you were doing 75 mph in a 55 mph zone, just when were you planning to set it?"
I just shrugged my shoulders, took my ticket and realized that I'd be better off keeping my mouth shut.
Friday, July 27, 2007
All I have to say is :
"Pick on somebody your own size"!
"You ought to be ashamed of yourself"!
"Seth is too cute to have to wear anything that ugly!"!!!
P.S. To whom it may concern, Please remember this very animated reaction if you are even remotely thinking about putting "ANYTHING" Auburn on Gabe.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
So you must think the ones that got the spankings had to have done something really bad, right?
Sarah: She decided to decorate my mother's white walls with Ghosts. Large ghosts with big black eyes and big black mouths. And for this piece of art work she used a big black magic marker. Result: spanking, elbow grease and some help from Aunt B to remove them.
D. all of the above.
Monday, July 23, 2007
I told all of this so you could appreciate the "Rest of the Story".
After getting out of the shower this morning, I realized that all my "delicates" were on the drying rack. As I walked into the room (naked) I thought to myself, I really need to get my stuff off the rack, so I'll be quick about it and close the blinds (remember it's only up about 12 inches). So in a hurry I reach for the cord to lower the blinds and Yep...you got it, the whole thing fell!
So here I am standing in front of the window completely Naked! I stand there stunned for about 5 seconds, then I jump to the side of the window, quickly grab my clothes, hold them in front of me and slowly back out of the room. Then...I start to worry. My neighbor across the road has his grandson, who is about 10, visiting. I saw him earlier walking to the pool. The thing that bothers me is this, If he did see my unfortunate peep show, I'm afraid I've scarred that boy for life!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I was home visiting and P came over to see me. In the middle of our conversation she stands up and with a worried look on her face, reaches for the phone.
Me: Who are you calling?
P.: I have to call Trish to see if she can cut my hair.
Me: Oh...I thought she was working as a nurse now?
P: Yeah...she is.
Me: So..... she just cuts hair on the side?
P (with a puzzled look): Naw...she cuts it all over.
And this is one of the cousins I acknowledge!
Cami immediately yelled, "Yeah, lets catch some fireflies, Aunt B...you do it."I caught one firefly and Cami decided that it wasn't as much fun as she thought so she made a hasty retreat inside. So...there I was all alone, sitting on the porch watching all that twinkling. I sat out there for a while and my mind inevitably wandered back to a time when my cousins and I would play outside on hot summer nights. We would play until my Mom would come out on the porch and yell for me to come home. And those poor little "lightning bugs" never had a chance.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
That's it....bend over!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Looking back, I couldn't have asked for a better baby brother.
Greg is over 40 now and is one of my best friends. I don't get to talk to him that often but, I know where he is and he knows where I am, always. Greg managed to graduate from College while raising a family (no easy task). He has always been the Dad that helped Coach the girls in softball when they were small, and now that they are older you'll find him cooking hundreds of Boston butts to raise funds for the team, in other words...he's a very "hands on" Dad. I appreciate Greg for so many things, things like being a great role model for my boys, being a great cook and carrying on the Fourth of July tradition, and for having sense enough to marry Melody. But most of all for being a Christian and raising my nieces up in a Christian Household.
Then my un-cluttered world was shattered!.... Cody came home for the summer. This is Cody's closet at the present. Don't get me wrong..I love having Cody home. It's just that I can't stand looking at that mess. But I don't say anything. Sam is always telling me to "Pick Your Battles"
So on this one, I'll just shut the door....or at least, attempt to.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Loved the cake!