Saturday, August 29, 2009


i am unique.

when i grocery shop, i bring my own money. i don't stalk the parking lot for generous-looking people.

when i walk into the store, i go through the door labeled "Enter".
when i leave, i go through the doors on the opposite site. you know, the ones that say "Exit".

when i pack groceries into my cart, i have the uncanny ability of knowing if i am over or under the 20 item limit for the Express Lane.

i never forget that i am married and try to hit on some random guy in the cereal aisle.

when shopping with my children, i never slap them when they get unruly and then treat said unruliness with candy at the check-out.

i am truly unique.

at least i am in any norfolk wal-mart.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


ok, ok, i get it. it's super lame when all you want to do is stalk blogs and the lame-o's out there don't even have the decency to update once in awhile. i'm still have the photo-upload problem so it makes me not wanna blog so much. a good photo can seal the deal on a good post. right?

anyway, i am getting bigger. no need to show off that in a photo. i'm stretching my reg. clothes out. getting close to full-on maternity wardrobe. i look at flat tummies and get kinda sad knowing it will be a long time till i can wear those things again. this baby better be cute.

waffling on finding out. we didn't with harley or gracie. i love, love, love surprises and i think i can wait this one out. the children were excited to know the gender, but now they're not so concerned. a week or so more to decide.

new house is coming along beautifully. i need to try and upload the pics of that. so worth it. we never expected chris to have so much work this summer. our house isn't being finished, but we can't turn down the jobs. the brick and stone are all done and i get sad when i need to leave.

getting excited about school. all three. all day. this will be a great semester before the baby comes. i feel freedom i haven't felt in forever. i think i'll probably volunteer at the school.

food is back on my brain and in my tummy. i was not interested in the stuff for a couple months. making dinner was a chore. yes, even for me. happy to report...i am back. my food obsession is at a climax. i cook all the time and eat almost as often. craving spicy, flavorful foods. tomato/mayo sandwiches and fried egg/tomato sandwiches. every day. oh, and i made spicy okra pickles. awesome.

'bout to kick some neighbor punks to the curb. they stole our scooters and chris found one of them a block away on the sidewalk. betcha it was the skaters.

contemplating baby names. the ones i like, the children give thumbs down. thumbs down?? my mom had 10 kids and i can never remember giving a thumbs down! i don't expect them to love the names, but to oppose? if we went with their choices it would be Ashalissa Marie or Cowen Carlisle. any guesses who picked those?

i do love reading your posts. i haven't commented in awhile because whenever i check out the blogs, i look in the corner and realize i am logged into harley's account. don't feel like commenting under her name. really don't feel like switching accounts.

pics of the house to come soon. i promise.