Wednesday, December 31, 2008


My girlfriend Rachel is in labor. She was induced yesterday....


The doctors finally decided to take Helen via emergency C-section.  


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tropical Punch

Me: Did you finish your tropical punch?
Turkey: *with sass* YES *grin*
Me: *with sass* Can you throw the pouch away then?
Turkey: *with sass* NO
Me: Well, it would be awesome if you would *grin*
Turkey: Whatever! *then she throws it away*

Funny Kid.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Why on earth are we having an ice storm right now? Come on weather - just cooperate with me! I have big plans for this Christmas and New Year's time!

I have:
-a party at Rebecca's tonight where I am going to get to see folks I haven't seen in over a year!
-Uh, well, truth told i don't have anything tomorrow until Midnight Mass....but I want to go to that too.
-Christmas Day - Grandma, Grandpa, Ruthie, and Rachel are driving from Virginia. Clearly, the weather needs to be not snowy and icy for that!
-Friday-Sunday we are going to C's mom's house with the Turkey! I am so very excited! I can't wait to spend 3 days with that little girl! Oh my goodness, it is going to be so wonderful!

Next week:
-I am planning a trip to Ikea in Cincy.
-New Year's Eve all I am planning on doing is hanging with C - so I guess the weather doesn't really matter BUT...
-New Year's day at the Lake to Celebrate Christmas with Mama and Nannie and Daddy and Papaw....and C! So on Jan 1, I need good weather! I need happy traveling sunshine and temps above freezing OR below freezing and no slick spots or snow.

Anyway folks - it's going to be a busy and FUN FUN FUN 10 days....All I am asking for is happy weather!


Monday, December 22, 2008


Don't judge me.  I do what I want to do and what makes me feel good.  So shoot me because I want to be nice to people.  Dammit - my girl scout's sash is so gonna be full when I get to Heaven.


a couple random thoughts

  1. I think something in C's brain ain't wired right.  He called a bit ago and was singing a silly song about getting me a Christmas present and me not knowing what it is.  He's cute.
  2. I bought some vegan pepperoni and salami the other day.  I am eating the pepperoni right now and oh my gosh!  I have missed pepperoni.
  3. 2 things you can't say around Turkey because "that's not nice": Oh my God and Shut up Grandma.  Now you know.
  4. I had the best weekend.  
  5. It's flipping cold outside.  It's 9, uh, 9 degrees.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


It is shocking to me that the world's dumbest dog did something stupid and then smart....  

Abbey poo-d her cage while I was out this evening.  It is totally unlike her and I know why - she chowed down on cat food today.  A-hole ... it is CAT food for a reason.  

Anyway -

She totally flipped her pillow over so she didn't have to sleep in the poo.  Amazing.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

10 on Tuesday - Christmas Edition!

  1. My favorite Christmas Movies are:   Old - Christmas Vacation New - Elf
  2. When I was a kid I could never ever sleep on Christmas Eve.  I knew if I went to sleep Christmas would come faster...but I just couldn't do it!  I think this year is going to be the same way.  I am so excited!
  3. Christmas Music is my favorite kind of music.  I used to love the Christmas Concerts at school, at church, in my car.....
  4. I loved Honey Baked Ham heated in the skillet until it got dry on can biscuits.  Yum.  Now I don't eat meat....Sad.
  5. I was a really bad kid.  I always knew what I was getting for Christmas.  I don't know that I ever had a Christmas where I didn't know what I was getting.  This year will be the first. 
  6. I remember a year when we lived in Texas....we drove all the way from there to KY to see family.  It was long and horrible.  I really don't want to do that to my kids.  I always had a great time once we got where we were going, but, jeez the driving!
  7. The most awful Christmas Break memories....  Bad hair - forever documented by Rebecca and I in photos.  Oh my gosh!  The one year - Middle School time-frame with the hideous sweatshirts and greasy bangs.  
  8. I have always had a tacky Christmas tree....A lot of colors, a lot of glitter, a lot of ornaments!
  9. My family stockings say: Norma O, Larry O, and Hillary O.  When Mom and Daddy got married I called Daddy "Daddy O" so we all became O-people....
  10. This Christmas is going to be SO AWESOME.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Busy Busy!

I have been so busy lately!  Busy with work, busy at home, busy!

Last week I went to Michigan for 3 days.  I had a whole gaggle of audits to do...But, I did squeeze in a quick visit to Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Mi.  It was really a neat and overwhelming place!  I also ate at the Bavarian Inn for dinner.  It was a good trip.  

Have I mentioned lately that I am ready for Christmas?  No?  Well, I am!


Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Email to Mrs. Claus and Response

Christmas List Email to Mrs. Claus:

Dear Santa,
I have been kinda bad this year.  I hope I can still have presents.
Here's my list:
  • Canon EOS 50d with the 28-135mm lens
  • A few Marriott rewards points
  • Wool Socks from Sam's.  You know the ones I like.  I will have to remember to roll them so that the cute boyfriend doesn't have an aneurysm.
  • A new charger for my old G4.  Abbey broke mine 2 years ago and I am thinking the duct tape fix might not work much longer.
  • A cruise for 2.  Santa you can go with me, I guess...but I would rather take that cute boyfriend of mine.  (totally a joke) but maybe since Mama Norma is wanting to get her passport - we can all go!
  • Gift card to Sushi on the Rocks downtown...if we can't go on a cruise...we can eat sushi.  It's just as good.
Dori and Abbey have been pretty good - except for that whole Rabbit thing....
They would like:
  • Puppy Cookies
  • a new jar of Skippy All Natural peanut butter - one they don't have to share with Mom.
  • North Pole ice cubes
  • New Kong toys
  • An Elf

Mrs. Claus's Response:

Dear Miss Frootie!,

I will get your list over to our evaluation team, they will check the list to see how bad you have been.  If you rank in the category of "Bad", your list will be rejected and will not make it over for Santa to view.  However, I find it hard to believe you would fall into the "Bad" category.  I have pulled your file and it shows you in the "Perfect Angel" category...I am sure Santa will be reviewing your list shortly.  I do see a post-it note here referencing that really cute boy you're hanging out with...Oh my...What are you and that boy doing...I need to talk to the Elves...I don't think they should put this kind of thing in know what...I don't think Santa should see this...there is no way I could do that...Oh naughty little better be good...Santa's watching you...

Dori and Abbey,
You have been very good puppies...Santa will bring you lots of treats!  Your mom is on the "Watch that Girl List"...Maybe you all should go with her when she leaves the house to ensure she stays out of trouble.

Mrs.  Claus

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I am ready to jump in.  I am tired of just being in between.  I hate only seeing him on the weekends.  I want to wake up to his sweet face every morning and go to bed next to him every night.  


Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Sometimes I really just want to run away. Sometimes I wish my mother would say what she means rather than warning me about what could happen. Sometimes I wish she would say what she means rather than saying I need to do what makes me happy. Sometimes I wish my 3 year marriage never happened and that my 10 year relationship never began. Sometimes I have regrets. Today is one of those sometimes.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008


So much for writing a post everyday I was on vacation!  I lied.  

I had a really lovely vacation and it was really relaxing and wonderful, but I really missed C.  Really, really, really - I have never missed anyone like that.  I will never do it again.  Never ever again will we spend a holiday apart.