Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Last week DJ found out just how expensive I am to live with. First he went and bought MS a new bumper for her BMW that I may or may not have backed into. (I was told that was my Christmas present) Then he went and bought a new door to replace the one I put a hole in, well the barstool put a hole in when it fell as I was getting off...

I wonder if he's starting to rethink things!?

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Learn From My Mistakes...

If you're on your second date with someone and they whip out the blueprints to the house they are going to build, don't just pretend to look at them and say they look great.  Take a look at them and tell them what needs changed-- they're still trying to win you over at this point and will listen to whatever you say.  And you'll have closet space if you ever move in.  You may think this doesn't happen, but it has and history is apt to repeat itself!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Woofta, it's cold out there!!  I get home from work and lose all ambition and any desire to go back outside into the frigid tundra!  Maybe I'm just a pansy; MC doesn't seem to mind going out one bit! 

DJ thinks we need to clean the garage, so I guess that's where you'll find me tonight!  Luckily it's heated so I should be able to feel all of my digits when we're done.  Hopefully we can find those mice we have been trying to catch and get rid of them before they find a way into the house-- gross!

So while most other people are spending their time wrapping presents and sitting by the warm fire, I'll be heave-ho-ing our DJ's new garage cabinets around until they're in the right place for him!

Ahh good times.  Feel free to stop by and lend a helping hand! :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Catching Up

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!  DJ and I celebrated with his family early and then with my family on Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving.  We took the boys with us to Ma and Pa's and they got to play with their cousins.  MC got along great for his first over night trip!  He wasn't even the one we had to clean up after!!

I made CJ a lemon meringue pie (gross).  I winged it, but she said it was good.  I took her word for it.

Ma told me I had a fat ass.

We ate.

We went home.

I went to work and watered.

And that is how we spent the holiday!!

MS came and spent the night and we went shopping on Friday.  And as always, we were hot messes.  It just wouldn't be black Friday without it!  :)

I put the lights up outside.  All
DJ and I put the tree up tonight.  He did "help" me put lights on it and the moose on top.  Now I'm trying to get presents wrapped and figure out who else I need to buy for!

During this crazy time, I hope you will also remember the real reason for the season and keep Christ in CHRISTmas!



We got the news we wanted today, thank you all for the prayers! 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Finale (apparently I forgot to hit publish last night...)

We're at the end of the month.  Seriously!? Am I the only one that thinks that is CRAAAAZY!?  I'm pretty sure it's only supposed to be July 4th... 

The last day.  I saved my family for the last day.  I can't even put into words how thankful I am for them.  From my parents and siblings to my cousins and aunts and uncles and grandparents to DJ and his family.  I know that I could call any one of them and they would be there.  DJ gets those calls all the time!!  I'm not sure if I call him or Pa more when I need something, especially when it has to do with cars/plumbing/electricity!  MS and OS are always there when I need to vent and Ma always has recipes for me!!  The brother knows something is wrong when I call him.  CJ and him showed up after UC passed with a six pack and scratch tickets-- he knows how to help a hurtin' gal!!  When we get together, look out.  Our traditions consist of eating, drinking, and laughing.  Those are our top priorities!!  We all give each other a hard time and most of us can take it!  

I can call TM one of my best friends.  We were cousins able to grow up like sisters and then lived together without either of us killing the other!!  I have gone to Texas multiple times to visit DC and my cousins.  One of them got me my car-- not as easy of a task as he thought it was going to be!!  My love of horses was bred into me.  There are very few horse people I have come across that doesn't know at least one of my grandfathers.  Gma taught me how to make fried chicken and pie crusts.  She also gave me my love of card games and taught me to play caroms.  I have so many fond memories of my great grandparents and Gma M.  We always built blanket forts.  Lemon drops and Werther's Originals can take me back to them like nothing else.  

DJ's parents were there for me when I found JW caught in the trap.  She called the vet and told them we were coming, he was able to get the trap off of JW.  They call when the power goes out to come stay warm up there.  She let my pony stay at her barn and got him out when it caught on fire.  I'm pretty sure DJ's brother is the reason I never got an apartment when I got my job at prison, saving me tons of money!  He's also helped with stripping a door from the rental.  

I'm going to ask again for extra prayers for my family this week.  Hopefully we will get answers and soon will be able to put everything behind us, but for now, we pray.