Boy howdie, that last post really got y'all all flustered! I've had calls from all sorts of long lost folks wondering what in the world was about to change. I'm afraid you may be sorely disappointed. It's not that exciting! Thanks to my friend Tiffany I got the itch for a change of scenery. I felt a little outdated and well, perhaps a bit blah. I needed some updating and a new look... a different look. So I contacted Jennisa and got the ball rolling. It's been about 3 months in the making (she's very good & apparently popular) and today is moving day. So let's go! We're moving. No... not just me and my family... ALL of US... you too. Yes, you. Let's go!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I'm not sure who came up with these, but my favorite brother-in-law "Chief" passed them along to me. Girls... you know it's true!
9 WORDS WOMEN USE
1. "Fine:" This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
2. "Five Minutes:" If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
3. "Nothing:" This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
4. "Go Ahead:" This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
5. Loud Sigh: This is actually not a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
6. "That's Okay:" This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
7. "Thanks:" A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says "Thanks a lot" - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' ... that will bring on a 'whatever').
8. "Whatever:" Is a woman's way of saying "Kiss my GRITS!"
9. "Don't worry about it, I got it:" Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.*
Friday, July 18, 2008
I LOVE IT!!!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
- CREW neck t-shirts. I read this suggestion on Rumor Queen before I traveled and I thought "nah... this round face looks better in V-necks... to heck with that suggestion!" Well, I owe that person an apology. Once you get your baby... you'll be holding and bending and putting her in the carrier & taking her out of the carrier and she'll by climbing on you and pulling on you and sleeping on you and you're better off with full coverage. I bet I showed my boobs to 1/2 of the people of Jiangxi & Guangdong Provinces... not to mention my travel companions! To all of them, I apologize.
- A sports bra. Ladies, comfort & practicality are your top priorities. Now granted, I am not well endowed... so there ain't alot of support needed for these little mamas. You'll be doing a lot of walking and riding and it is just more comfortable in a sports bra. It is.
- Shorts. I did bring some skirts to China and they were o.k. and cool in the hot summer. But you will be doing a lot of sitting on the floor with your baby & getting on and off buses, airplanes, taxis. Again... practicality... it's key.
- And lastly, I'll admit that AGAIN... that I did not heed the suggestions of those that traveled before me and I packed WAY too many clothes for the trip. I should have packed LESS and done laundry more. Now don't you make the same mistake. O.K.?
Sunday, July 13, 2008
We got a HUGE surprise phone call this week from our dear friend "Sergeant SuperMom" who was one of our nearest & dearest friends during our 5 years living in South Florida. Sergeant SuperMom got her name for many reasons:
- She's a total stud... she graduated from West Point Military Academy. While I was running around the sorority house with a grosgrain ribbon in my hair at a state school, this she woman was working her butt off earning a degree from one of the toughest universities in the country... not only to get into, but to graduate from.
- She then went to Ranger School & jumped out of airplanes. I am nervous to ride "Goliath" at Six Flags and this girl used to JUMP OUT OF PLANES! Whew!
- She had 5 kids... yes, 5 in just over 5 years. AND her husband is a football coach for one of the top programs in the state of Florida & so she's a football "widow" from August through the championships in December. Remember... she has 5 children... boom! boom! boom!
- She's one of the most disciplined & organized people I know. All weekend I was like "O.K... you tell your daughter to clean her room & she cries and complains... what should I do?" I asked her for advice on dozens of parenting topics. She runs her house like the barracks... lots of fun, but no funny business allowed!
- The United States government trusts her enough to give her "TS" (a.k.a "Top Secret") Clearance for us civilians.) My husband barely trusts me with a checkbook and this gal has the trust of the US military with stuff "if I tell you, I'll have to kill you!" Wow.
So, Sergeant SuperMom calls to say she's in Atlanta for two weeks of active duty at Fort McPhearson & could we get together this weekend? YES! So she drove down yesterday and stay overnight. You know you have a FOREVER FRIEND when you don't see each other for 3 years and you pick up right where you left off! Last night I was getting onto Baby #3 for interrupting me while I was talking to Sgt. SuperMom and by today I was like... "That's not really fair 'cause we've been talking NON-STOP since last night... he hasn't had a chance to get a moment alone without interrupting!"
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
- Find someone who lives on the lake and crash their dock party like we did at my parent's house on the Fourth of July.
- Get a tube used for tubing behind a boat or jet ski.
- Put lifejackets on your kiddos because the lake scares me to death & you want to make sure when they fall in they won't go or stay under for long.
- Tie the ski rope to the dock so the kiddos can pull the tube in to the dock. They also can use it to yank the tube out from under each other & 'cause them to fall, resulting in squeals of laughter!
So... allow our family to demostrate.