Tuesday, December 27, 2005


As my last few weeks of pregnancy are winding down, I find myself getting extremely impatient. I always thought I would be terrified for the big moment to come because of all the pain, but I just don't care anymore. Yes, I've had a wonderful pregnancy (minus the first four months of non-stop morning sickness) but I'm ready to hold my daughter in my arms. I'm ready to officially become a mom.

I am getting annoyed at the people that I share this with saying "just wait til your up all night and she won't stop crying" or "wait til your changing diapers all the time." They say it as if I have no clue as to what I've gotten myself into. As if they've clued me into some secret knowledge that I wasn't aware of. I know I could ask my 2 friends that just had their baby "so do you guy wish she would just go back into the womb so you could get some sleep and quit pooping all the time?" They would without a doubt think I was an idiot for asking. So why do all these people feel the need to act like "oh, she is a first time mom, she has no idea what she is in for"? Well, to all those people, Yes I do realize being a parent is the hardest job in the world and I realize that a baby is a massive responsibility. But I also know that this child is a gift from God that I've been praying for and I'm ready to meet her.

Sorry, I did not intend for this post to be a rant.

Hopefully my next post will include a picture of my daughter. I have this strong feeling that she is going to be a little early especially if she is impatient like her parents.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Baby Reese

I just wanted to congratulate Gib and Jill on their brand new baby girl! She was born on December 4th.

I think I am just as proud of her as her parents. She is beautiful.

Monday, November 07, 2005

yard sales

So Kerry and I had a yard sale on Saturday. I just have a few pet peeves. I think there should be some kind of "yard sale etiquette" for people that shop at them.

Pet Peeve #1--People that gripe about the pricing. I'm all about making a deal with a person, but when they openly criticize my pricing I get real mad. Here are some examples of that:

"I could buy a ceiling fan at wal-mart for that price!"

"They want how much for that dishwasher!?"

She was also smoking which leads into my next peeve.

Pet Peeve #2--People that walk right into your garage with a cigarette in their mouths/hands. First of all, this is my house, I do not want to smell your nasty cigarette.

One guy was looking at all the "goodies" I had for sale while enjoying his skanky cigarette. He gets to the end of the cigarette and decides he is finished with it. What does he do next? Well, he throws it down in my driveway, puts it out with his foot and then kicks the cigarette butt into my grass.

Really? Is this not considered rude or perhaps littering? What if i was eating a candy bar at someone's yard sale and decided, "oh, i'm through with the wrapper I think I'll just kick it into the person's grass"

Pet Peeve #3--The people that want to buy everything except what you actually have for sale.

I had an old man walk right up to me first of all and inform me "your signs had me driving around in circles, I think you owe me just for that." I somewhat think he is joking, but his tone was a little on the rude side so I didn't know how to read him quite yet.

The old man then goes on to ask me "how much?" for different items in my garage. The only problem NONE OF THEM WERE FOR SALE! "How much for the lawnmower?" "How much for that tiller?" "How much for that carpet?" "How much for those tools?" He actually asked me "how much for that table?" Okay, the "table" was one of the display tables we had set out to put the items we were selling on--and it was pretty obvious it wasn't for sale.

He finally gave up on all the items he could see in my garage that wasn't for sale and decided to ask for items that weren't anywhere in sight--AT ALL! "Got any cowboy boots?" "Got any mechanic books?" "Got any guns?" "Got any tools?"

After he finally made his purchase, he made me take the price stickers off every item! I don't know if they were future gifts or what. Needless to say, I was really sick of this guy.

Pet Peeve #4--The bargain psychos. I'm all for coming down on the pricing, especially if I want to get rid of something but the people that want to bargain things under a $1, I mean seriously.

One guy stood over a cordless phone that I had marked $1--a pretty good deal I thought. He looked at it and looked at it. Finally here come the questions. "Does this work?" "Is the battery dead?" Well, yes the battery is dead, it needs to be charged. So then he asks me "Do you think it's gonna need a new battery?" I told him honestly "I don't think so, but i'm not sure." So then he says "Since you don't know if it needs a new battery or not would you take 50 cents?"

Another lady was interested in the mattresses we had for sale. We had them marked at $30 or Best Offer. So she asks me if I'll take $15. I tell her, yes. So after she finishes looking at all the other items she says "you take $10 for mattresses?" I was like "no, you said $15, I'll take $15 for them." You can't just lower the price after you've already made the deal! What the heck?

There were a couple more incidents that occured but I'll save them for my next yard sale rant--probably occuring in the spring.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


This was Phoebe's halloween costume for last year. We decided to put in on her last night so that we could have a few laughs. She hates us.

I also bought her a new costume for this year. She will hate it just as much, but until the baby gets here, we have to dress up the dog because she is for now the only child we have.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Boomer Sooner

Those of you that are sooner fans are probably just as happy as I am today about Saturday's victory. It was so wonderful to watch the game and not feel so hopeless and depressed. It was nice to come to work today, because we freaking won on saturday and I don't have to hear anyone mouth off.

Now, on a more embarrassing note. Did anyone see the prissy little girls holding up a sign at the game that read "Forget our loses, we are going to win tonight."? Yeah, real good job girls. Way to represent the university. It was so bad that the commentators on Fox Sports Network actually said "learn to spell." So I just wanted to say thanks to those stupid morons with the sign. They shouldn't be allowed at another sporting event for OU.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Out of Shape

So Kerry and I decide to go for a walk last night after supper--that's right supper, I am from Southeast Oklahoma. I haven't had the energy or desire to exercise since I've been pregnant, but lately it's starting to come back. So we load up Phoebe--who is at least 5 lbs overweight due to no exercise what-so-ever--and we head down to the walking trail.

The three of us arrive at the walking trail and begin our "little family walk." We are the only people in the park. As we are rounding lap number one I notice an old man (probably in his 70's) has joined us on the trail. He is pretty far behind us at this point. By the time we are nearing the end of lap number two the old man has passed me like I was in a wheelchair and Phoebe is lying in the grass about to have a heart attack from her obesity.

I was passed by a 70 year old man who was simply walking.

I am officially out of shape and fat just like my dog.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Disaster Relief

This isn't normally something that I would go out of my way to do, but I've felt like God has really laid it on my heart.

After watching all the coverage on Hurricane Katrina I realize how fortunate I really am. Yes, gas prices are outrageous right now, but at least I have a car and money to pay for the expensive gas to put in it. I have a house with airconditioning, I have food and water, and I know all my family members are okay.

There are people suffering and some dying simply because they do not have food or water. There are thousands that are now homeless and have lost loved ones. I encourage any one that reads this to consider sending a donation to one of the many disaster relief organizations. Even if it's just $10, every little bit helps. Also keep these people in your prayers, they've lost everything.

On many of the news stations websites you can find different addresses/phone numbers for organizations accepting donations.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005


This is a picture of my daughter. I had an ultrasound this morning. She wasn't very happy, she was trying to sleep and the ultrasound technician kept poking and prodding at my stomach to make her move around and wake up.

If she is anything like her mother, she hates to be disturbed while sleeping.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Southern Pride?

I realize that where I live that I should be cautious of rants of this sort, but I have to share one of my pet peeves--tacky T-shirts and bumper stickers. Especially when they involve a confederate flag.

I have a friend who works at a tag office located in Southeast Oklahoma--we won't say where to keep her protected. She calls me yesterday to tell me about a toothless man that came into the tag office. He had on a t-shirt that read:

Front of t-shirt
"Rebel Born"
"Rebel Bred"
"When I die I'll be Rebel Dead"

Back of t-shirt--with a large confederate flag
"The South Will Rise Again"

No one alive on this earth today fought in the civil war, the south lost, it was forever ago, GET OVER IT!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

This is my first baby. Her name is Phoebe. She is my pride and joy for now. We hope she will like her new baby sister when she arrives. Posted by Picasa

This is me and my husband Kerry. I believe we are in the gift shop at the top of Pikes Peak in this picture. Posted by Picasa