Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Love seat (even looks good with the new curtains)
To make room for the futon in the study, we had to move this chair out into the living room. It pretty much matches the new couches and it makes for more seating in the most-used-room of the house. I just may keep it in here!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I'm starting the countdown to my dad and brother's visit. My dad is coming on June 3rd and he's staying for about three weeks. It is undecided how long my brother will stay. I want him to stay the whole summer because I miss him, but my dad really wants him to get a job. I understand that and I know it is an important thing for him to learn. Hell, I started my first job the week I turned 16 (so my parents wouldn't have to drive me). I JUST WANT TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH LITTLE BRO. Either way, I'll get several weeks of quality time in. I am driving to New Orleans to pick them up from the train station. We won't be back until late.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Have you ever heard of the song Superman by Soulja Boy?
David and Stephanie got to my house at about 10am Saturday and we made the most of our day. David's mom came with to watch Wednesday at David's grandmother's house and she wanted to go out to lunch at Pappasito's. I was thoroughly disappointed to find out Wednesday would not be staying the weekend with us, so I was 100% up for driving to north Houston to see her. I tell you what, that child is just SO precious. She's turned into quite the chunker, but its a huge improvement from her premie body. =)
We were back that night a little after Travis got home from work. Since we had such a late lunch, we decided to go see a movie before dinner. Travis scarfed down popcorn the whole time, so he didn't have much of an appetite afterwards. We saw the movie Iron Man and it was GREAT. Robert Downey Jr. was awesome as the hero. I recommend it to anyone who likes action films. That's another DVD I'll be adding to our library.
Unfortunately, she got sleepy after an hour in the stroller. David ended up carrying her around so she could lay down for her nap. We walked into one of the stores and there was a clothes rod sticking out into the aisle - David accidentally scraped the top of Wednesday's head with it! She screamed bloody murder for a few minutes, but seemed to be alright. She fell asleep again almost immediately. Stephanie decided to file a report in case the scrape worsened. She used to work in retail and knows that there should be clothes hanging off those rods so this sort of thing does not happen. I bought a shirt for Travis from there and some hand soap from Bath and Body Works. Nothing big.
Wednesday woke up when we got back to the house that evening and she was ready for her banana cereal!
I had invited Ariel and Robert over for dinner that night, but they both had to work. JR and Sara still came over and we had a delicious grilled dinner, courtesy of my hard working husband.
After dinner, we taught David how to play Liverpool Rummy, while Stephanie and Wednesday watched Dazed and Confused on TV. We stayed up until 1 in the morning, just like we did the two previous nights. Our friends left the next day at about 10am and I chose to sit on my butt. I caught up on my DVR recordings and watched The Nanny Diaries. That movie was so-so. That afternoon I went into work for a little bit.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
All of our door locks on the house and the garage now have the SAME key. It was very satisfying to throw away several keys from my key ring. Travis had attempted to change the lock on the front door a few days ago, but the bolt didn't line up with the door jam. It was nearly impossible to get in and out of our house. Picture me leaving in the morning with my purse, lunch, coffee and occasionally my breakfast, trying to turn the lock while systematically kicking the door with each nudge of the key. I was extremely grateful to find that he had fixed this problem last night. ALSO! He flipped the door around on the garage. I don't know what idiot put that door on so that you walked into the water heater instead of the side with the light switch, but my handyman took care of that too! He was a busy man last night and it only took three beers to finish everything. What a hero!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
My sleepy hubby
Logan is still a little frightened of Callaway, but he's getting better. I thought this was hilarious, so I got a pic before they were posed. They just wanted to play!
Doggie Hug. Dexter and Callaway
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
JR threw Logan in the water until his lips turned blue. Poor kiddo! None of the adults wanted to get in the water because it was too cold.
Lacy and JR's other sister Brittany passed around this wonderful dessert. It was a strawberry that had been soaked in Kahlua and partially hollowed out so that it could be filled with a shot of Amaretto and topped with whipped cream. Delicious. I definitely plan on trying that at home.
On the ride home from the crawfish boil, JR got a call from his friends Ashley and Scott. They invited us to meet them at the Strawberry Festival just outside of Houston. We went up there and had a couple drinks, but I didn't have a single strawberry! Bummer. At least I got the dessert at Lacy's!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Notice how you can barely see the little penguin swimming by the glass? That's because the water is murky with poo and algae. The water filtration system then filters out the water.
- Remember what wetsuit size I wear.
- Wear dive skin under thick wetsuits (its like a full body swimsuit that makes pulling on the wetsuit easier).
- Invest in dive skin socks (for cold feet).
- Maybe invest in dive skin hood (for easier removal of full hood).
This of course, is if I decide to ever go back and do this again!PS - Happy Birthday Chris R.!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Staring at himself in the mirror?
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sadly, I am not allowed in the plant so I could not eat with them. I figured this was a good thing because I had a kajillion errands to run and eating in the car got me on the move. I should not be allowed to eat in the Murano. As I was picking up my "bucket" of Coke, the top popped off and somehow I managed to spill the soda ALL OVER the front seat/steering wheel/center console. Ahhh! Coke is NOT GOOD for leather. I swerved off the road and jumped out to throw all the ice out. Luckily, I keep a bunch of napkins in the glove compartment for just such an occasion so I was able to clean up the liquid. But still, everything was sticky. After the car was taken care of I looked down at myself and realized that the right leg of my white sweatpants was saturated with cold, brown soda. Lovely. I made a detour back home to eat in the safety of my own dining room, threw my pants in the washer before it stained and washed everything in the car.
I feel like my entire Sunday consisted of me rushing from one place to another, only to be forced to wait for whatever I needed. After the Whataburger fiasco, I had to sit at Verizon for 30 minutes while I waited for my turn. My cell phone was broken, but it turns out it there were a few loose screws on the inside, so the repair process was quick. Then I went and sat at Jared's for 30-minutes while they filled out all my paperwork for my ring inspection and rhodium plating. Since it was Mother's Day, our rings weren't ready for pick-up that day. We had plans for last night so I won't make it back to pick them up until tonight. =(
After all the waiting, I finally got to do something fun: PetSmart! I've been meaning to get there for weeks, but between Travis working the shutdown and his accident I haven't had a chance. Callaway was in dire need of some new toys. He is an aggressive chewer so I have to make sure to get him durable toys that he can't tear into a million pieces in five minutes. Bear with me for a sec, I'm going to talk pets... I bought three toys - one you can fill with water and freeze for outdoors, one is the everlasting Kong Ball and one is a toy you fill with treats so they have to figure out how to get them out. I also have been meaning to get elevated feeder. One, because Callaway is a medium size dog and I worry about the long term effects of having to lean down to eat. And two, because Bella keeps peeing in his water bowl. What better way to avoid this than to put it out of reach?! Callaway tends to be skittish about new objects in the house. The elevator feeder did not escape this fear. We've had to coax him to the food bowl since we got the thing so that he doesn't starve to death. I hope he gets over this soon. He's a finicky eater as it is. I guess when he gets hungry enough he'll risk being attacked by his feeder.
Of course, when I tried to get a photo of him sniffing the dish from three feet away Travis put his key in the lock of the front door so Callaway was immediately on the alert. The other products I purchased, that I've been meaning to do for months, are grass spot treatment and yard deodorizer. Callaway always pees in the same spot and the low pH is killing our grass. Plus, we don't clean his poo out of our yard as often as we should. I'm hoping the yard deodorizer spray will take care of this nasty aroma. When the elderly couple lived in the house next door before Sara and JR, I didn't worry about it too much. They rarely came outside. Now that a young couple with a baby have moved in, I feel bad that they have to put up with our dog's waste. Maybe now I'll be willing to eat dinner outside every now and then. It's hard to eat your chicken kabobs with the lingering stench of crap hanging around.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Still not sure if Logan is giving his cousin kisses or a bite? Kids...
15-week-old Dexter: Sara's Mother's Day present.
PS - Obviously, I got my camera back! Actually, they were unable to repair it so they just gave me a new one. Thank goodness for Service Plans!!!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Travis is playing softball with another team this season and they play on Tuesdays. Shannon and Chris came up to watch his early game last night. We found out yesterday that our insurance adjuster has decided to total Travis' truck out, which means he's on the prowl for a new vehicle. We got even better news when they told me how much they are quoting the truck at, so we will be getting some money back for a down payment on whatever we get next!! Chris brought a description of his dad's truck, that is for sale, with him up to the game. It's a 2005 Dodge Ram crew cab with a V8, towing package and a tool box. Everything Travis wants in a truck!! He probably won't be able to get it for a month because we have to wait for everything to be finalized with the insurance company and the lender we used for the S10. In the meantime, Travis is pimpin it in the Neon. LOL!
This video just made me laugh and laugh! I've watched it about 20 times now. Maybe you have to know my friend, but either way I think watching two grown men do this is hysterical. Supposedly, they were testing out a new video camera to make sure it worked. You MUST turn the sound on for this one...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
The beach was so dirty. You may be able to see the line of trash behind me. Oh, and there's a dust storm up by those green umbrellas. It was windy!
For lunch, we went to a reggae bar and grill and sat outside to further the sunburns we were not yet aware of. After a day of fresh air and a drink at the bar, we were ready for a nap. I rarely take naps because for some reason it takes me an hour to ungrumpify and be back to my old self. The only reason I did on Saturday is because I fell asleep on the ride home!
Saturday night we used our rain check and went up to Chris and Alexa's for burgers. Chris had spent the day rebuilding his boat trailer, so we helped him get the boat back on it. It took four of us an hour of pushing and pulling, jacking up the boat, and pushing and pulling some more to finally get that stubborn thing to go back onto the trailer. Chris still need to bring it down to the dock to get it to balance properly. We had to head home because Travis got called into work on Sunday. =(
Since Travis was gone all day, I decided to help take care of a few things on his to-do-list. I woke up when Travis left and couldn't fall back asleep, so I got up and tidied up the house. Then I set out to mow the lawn. I had to take a break between the front and backyards - it was hot out! I had to run into work for a little bit and then I went grocery shopping. I spent the rest of the day doing laundry. Check out this moth that kept me company in the garage all day (that's where our washer and dryer are). Sorry it's blurry.
Monday, May 5, 2008
I still don't understand how the truck he ran into ended up ON Travis' hood. That big dent above the right blinker is where the tire was sitting. Travis said he and a couple other guys had to lift it off so the tow truck could get to it. Crazy. Here's hoping for a better week than last!!