Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts


Whatever damn bug my sister had yesterday, she passed it to me. I've been sick all morning and fyi, throwing up at work is NOT a fun experience at all.

My sister finally realized just how CRAZY our Dad and Nana really is this weekend, while helping to clean out my Nana's garage. She never throws away anything, because she might be able to use it some day; once my sister convinced her to get rid of something, my Dad would go behind them and decide he needed to take it home with him. REALLY? As I said, CRAZY! But then again I've known this all along.

I'm hungry, but just the thought of eating anything makes me nauseous.

I'm really glad this is a short week; holidays rock!

Meme is in the hospital, so I'm praying for her. She's actually Melany's Meme, but she means the world to me and Angela, so she's our Meme too. I'm hoping she gets better soon.

Oh, my, I feel like I might need to throw up again. UGH!

Being sick SUCKS!

Grayson is growing so much and he's just SO cute. I spent the day with him Sunday, while my sister and her hubby were at Nana's, doing the garage thing. He's not so cute when he gets sleepy, cause man oh man, he is CRANKY. I told him he couldn't be too cranky because I'd lay him in his bed and let him cry for a bit, lol; my sister said I wasn't watching him anymore . . . whatever, she doesn't know what she's talking about.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Not So Wordless Wednesday

I was going to try my hand at the whole "Wordless Wednesday" thing; post some pictures and don't write anything. How hard could that be? Well, it's pretty hard to do when you don't have the pics you want to post, lol.

My plan was to post some pics of Tyler's 8th grade graduation last night. However, the batteries were dead in my camera and my sister totally forgot to bring hers, so I had to rely on the kindness of others to take pics for me. So, now I'll have to wait until they send them to me.

Other than that, everything went okay. He did a good job; he didn't trip or fall down the stairs or anything, thank goodness. And I'm SO PROUD of him. He is in the top 10 of his class, so he got an extra award for that. My baby is definitely growing up on me and that makes me soooooo sad. But everyone should be very proud of me because I did NOT cry last night.

Edited to add some pics, because my sister did manage to take a couple w/her iPhone.

Tyler & Grayson

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Random, Random, Random


I still have a gay looking tattoo on the back of my leg

I'm eating a bear claw from the new donut shop and it is YUMMY

Tonight is Tyler's 8th Grade Graduation and it makes me SAD

This week has been bright and sunny so far; no rain, yay!

Oh, did I mention that my bear claw is actually shaped like a paw with 4 fingers/toes/claws; it's just too cute for words

My crazy sister and her family are still moving in with the CRAZY Nana

I spent too much money during my girly day on Saturday

My Blackberry keeps pissing me off; it says I have unread text messages when I don't

I haven't braved my high heels yet; I'm a little scared

It is way too nice outside to be stuck in my office all day

I think my house has been invaded by ants and I can't seem to get rid of them

Ginny just told me she likes my tattoo, which makes me feel a little better about it; however, she could just be saying that

I still cannot believe that Tyler is going to be in High School; that means I'm getting old, lol

Melany's boys are having their first High School football scrimmage tomorrow; that kind of freaks me out, because while Nathan is decent sized, TaKoma is a skinny lil feller

Monday, May 18, 2009

Girly Day

Melany, Angela and I started our girly day on Saturday at about 9:30 (which was about 1 1/2 hrs. later than originally planned, lol). Brandy and Jodi weren't able to make this one, so we were on our own. We started out looking, and I do mean looking, for yard sales. That was way easier said than done. I'm guessing the wind and cool air put some people off as they thought that might be followed up by rain. Thankfully, we ended up finding a few and did get some good deals.

We did meet up with Brandy for our belated Mother's Day lunch, though. Oh, and did I mention she brought along Chris, Grayson, and my son Tyler? It was all good though . . . good food and good company. The waiter seemed a little strange and I'm pretty sure he touched Melany's ponytail. I don't know if it was because he was diggin' on her or because he was jealous that her ponytail looked way better than his, but nonetheless . . . WEIRD.

After lunch, we went shopping (and a lot of window shopping) at a fairly new shopping center we hadn't entirely checked out before. I ended up buying a few things, which included a really cute pair of black high heels. Now, for anyone who knows me, they know I don't wear high heels. Me and high heels is like oil and water, they just don't mix. I fall down in sneakers, for goodness sake! But, I'm going to get brave and give them a try . . . and if it doesn't work out, they only cost me $12, so no big deal. If I don't end up with a broken bone or two that is.

The last stop of the day was a tattoo shop . . . because for some idiotic reason we decided to get matching tattoos. I was all for it, so we called to see how busy they were. Reality set in when they said they weren't and that we should come on. I couldn't help myself, my hands balled up into fists up by my face and I made some noise that Mel would describe as "eeeeeeeeeeeeeee" in a kind of high pitched voice. Maybe that should have stopped me right there. Unfortunately, it didn't. Now, as much as I wish I could blame it on being drunk, that's just not the case. Three grown women, stone cold sober, deciding to get matching tattoos . . . what in the world were we thinking! You should keep in mind that Mel and Angela have already gotten a few tattoos over the years. And let me just say, I have made it to the age of 37 without marking my body with anything like that and here's what we ended up with:

Me MelanyAngela

So, go ahead and say it . . . that is SOME tattoo, right?! Believe me, we know. When it was drawn out on paper, it looked a lot better. And, when the tattoo guy suggested our smoke or dust, whatever he was calling it, match the color for our star (me - pink, mel - blue, and ang - purple), even that seemed like a good idea. If you ask me, the smoke/dust doesn't really look like smoke/dust. I'm not sure what it looks like, I just know it doesn't make me think of smoke or dust. Melany's husband felt it necessary to let us know it looks like we have the Care Bear symbol on our legs; he's such a funny guy, isn't he? In hindsight, this really doesn't seem like such a good idea after all. On a positive note, however, we're all in it together and it's not just my leg that has some gay looking tattoo on it, lol.

Heels and tattoos . . . what is happening to me?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts


  • It's raining again - is it ever going to stop? I'm sick of the rain and my yard needs to be mowed REALLY bad.
  • Work meetings suck.
  • Work mergers suck.
  • Work just pretty much sucks.
  • I REALLY want some ice cream.
  • I REALLY want people to stop bothering me.
  • I REALLY don't like these bullets very much.
  • Did I mention that Oklahoma weather sucks?
  • We have a girly day planned for Saturday; we're going to yard sales (if it's not still raining), we're going to shop (probably more window shopping than actual buying), and we're going to eat for our Mother's Day lunch or dinner (and yes, I do realize Mother's Day is already over). I'm pretty excited about it, except for the getting up early, cause everyone knows if you're going to yard sales, you have to start early. Ugh!
  • I don't know why my friend finds it necessary to try to hide things from me; if she wants to get another job, more power to her.
  • My sister and her family are moving in with my CRAZY Nana to try to save up some money and actually buy a house. Since this is the plan they came up with, I think they are just as crazy as she is.
  • Tyler has his 8th grade graduation (or promotion, not sure what they are calling it nowadays) next week. I just CANNOT believe that he will be in High School next year!
  • This was my first Random Tuesday Thoughts post, so I hope I did an okay job of it.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Save a Life . . . Give Blood

We had a blood drive today at work and I, of course, always try to help out by donating. It doesn't always work out well for me, because there have been times I haven't been able to give because of one thing or another, low iron maybe or like today, my pulse was too high. And when I am able to give, it usually takes a couple of tries in each arm before they can actually find my good ol' vein. So, giving blood isn't always a fun experience for me. Today, turned out to be a different kind of experience all together.

Melany, Jodi, and I went to donate and like I said I wasn't able to. However, Melany and Jodi both were good to go. Melany was a little nervous because this was the first time she's actually been able to donate and Jodi was a little worried because the last time she tried to donate, which was several years ago, she almost passed out while they were taking the blood. Well, Mel came through with flying colors; Jodi, on the other hand, is a whole different story.

She actually made her donation, while snacking and drinking her gatorade, and said she was feeling fine. The guy helped her off the table and she went over to sit down for a few minutes. Mel and I were standing there talking to her and telling her how if she was okay, we needed to leave for lunch. And Jodi's still saying she feels fine. Then she says something about passing out and Mel's saying something to the effect of "oh, she's going, she's going, grab her" and I, of course, am looking off at the other side of the room and saying "huh?" because I'm thinking who's going and where are they going. Believe me, it's a good thing today was Friday, because all of my brain cells definitely were NOT firing. Well, as I turn around, Jodi is falling back on the chairs and sliding off them onto the floor. I only managed to grab her arm right as she hit the floor. Of course, the OBI people come running to take care of her. They do the smelling salts and they give her some more gatorade and finally she comes around enough to wonder what happened and why everyone is standing around staring at her.

I have to admit I am a horrible friend because at this point, I start laughing and all I can get out is how this is something Jodi can blog about and even if she doesn't, I'm certainly going to. So, of course, Mel starts laughing too. Then everyone is getting into it, about how we should've videoed it and put it on youtube . . . while Jodi is still laid out on the floor. So, Mel decides to take a picture, which made me laugh even harder. Then she took a couple more. Unfortunately, I won't be able to share those pics w/you all because Jodi would probably cry and as mean as I am, I don't want to embarrass her anymore than she already is, lol. And, after all that, she said she might try again the next time. All I can say is if it happens again, that's it for her . . . no more donating!

This was definitely one blood donation experience I will NEVER forget!!