Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
ok, here goes....
- Sagittarius is my sign.
- I am spoiled.
- I have a tattoo of a frog on my left ankle.
- I am in love with the 80s.
- I miss the midwest a lot.
- I can't check out books from the public library.
- I have Bipolar disorder.
So, that rounds out the list for me, I guess... Some day I will try and blog about all of the stuff that I just mentioned. I STILL haven't blogged about my beef with McDonalds, so, that has to happen at some point. :)
A LOT. So, on Wednesday, my dh had a SLAP repair. No, I didn't slap him and injure him so badly that he needed medical attention. It stands for superior labrum anterior to posterior. The labrum is the lip or ring of cartilidge around your shoulder socket that helps keep your arm bone in place. Here's a link to read more about it.
Anyway... he's in a sling for the next 4 weeks at least. And he's hating it. Anyone who knows my dh knows that he is VERY independednt. He doesn't like to have anyone do anything for him. He doesn't like to ask for help. So, the last couple days around our house have been a little rough. He is fine, but I have taken the weight of the world on my shoulders, and it's difficult. He also is not able to sleep in bed. He has been sleeping on the reclining sofa in our room. And I miss him. I miss putting my head on his shoulder while we talk. I miss him putting his head in my lap so I can play with his hair. So I am trying to keep it together while I pick up the slack. He is the one who does the dishes in our house, so I have been trying to keep them done. It's not a hard thing, it's just something that I don't enjoy doing. I mean, REALLY don't enjoy doing.
And I need to be better about telling him how much I appreciate that he does them. Because last night when I was getting ready to load the dishwasher, and dumping out disgusting cereal and milk that was still in bowls while trying not to dry heave, I was thinking how much I dislike the chore, and how grateful I am that he has done it. I don't think I can count on one hand (ok, maybe both) the times I have done the dishes in the last five years. It has honestly been less than 10. I mean, we will make up for it now, because I've done them twice just today, and haven't done the dinner dishes yet. But still. I can't tell you what it means to know that I never have to do dishes when he's well. And the thing is, my job is laundry. My dh feels the same way about laundry as I do about dishes. But I can guarantee you that he's done laundry more times than I've done dishes.
The point of this story is, I love my husband more than anything, and he's awesome. And I hope that after this week, he will get some kind of inkling about how much I love him, because it's really hard for me to tell him what he does right. I am one of those people who says nothing when things are ok, but when things aren't ok, WATCH OUT. So, honey, I LOVE YOU. YOU ROCK. I appreciate all you do for me. I am happy to take care of you during this crappy time. And I am really glad we did the shoulder first. Because knee surgery will be a cake walk after this. :D SMOOCHES.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Dee, this is for you :)
BANNED FROM WALMART.....
This is why women should not take men shopping against their will.
Mrs. Sousley insisted her husband accompany her on her trips to Wal-Mart.
Unfortunately, Mr. Sousley was like most men--he found shopping boring and
preferred to get in and get out.
Equally unfortunate, Mrs. Sousley was like most women--she loved to
browse. One day Mrs. Sousley received the following letter from her local
Dear Mrs. Sousley,
Over the past six months, your husband, Shawn Sousley has been causing
quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and may be
forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against Mr.
Sousley are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance
1. March 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's
carts when they weren't looking.
2 . April 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute
3. April 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the
4. April 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice,
'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away.'
5. May 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&M's on
6. June 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.
7. July 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other
shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from
the bedding department.
8. July 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and
screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?'
9. August 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror
while he picked his nose.
10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked
the clerk where the antidepressants were.
11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming
the ' Mission Impossible' theme.
12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by
using different sizes of funnels.
13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through,
yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'
14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he
assumed a fetal position and screamed 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'
And last, but not least ..
15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile,
then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here!'
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
And you know what I said? Hell with it, I am paintin it anyway. So I did. And it looks fine. And I don't care if it falls down the wall in six months, it will be behind my desk, so I don't have to see it. So, I am in the process of moving SOME stuff back in, but it's going to be a bit before it's all done. I will take more pics when I get some stuff moved in. :)
AND, be on the lookout for my upcoming post about McDonalds. I am so pissed at them. I am going to copy the corporate office on my scathings.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Which brings me to a small piece of advice. When we built our house, we had the option to do two tone paint, which means they paint every thing the color we picked, and then they do a high gloss white on the doors and base boards. And it really made me angry that they were going to charge us $1800 if we picked this option. Because what they do is take the doors and paint them in the middle of the living room before they lay the carpet. And they paint the base boards the same way, before they are put on.
So, if you want to do it yourself, it's back breaking and horrendous, but will only cost you the amount of the paint and supplies. If I had it to do over again, I would have made them do it instead of being pissed off about what a rip off it is. Because it would have been well worth the $1800. I just didn't know it at the time.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I used Stickles on her shoes (Christmas red), the hem and neckline of her dress (lime), the "foil" wrapper of the cupcake (silver), and the frosting on the cake(diamond). The paper is from BoBunny designs, and there is some ribbon in a magenta color, and a dusty rose color. You can't tell, but the cardstock is a textured rosy beige color, and I LOVE it.
Next up, my cards for a quote swap. And before pics of my scrap room, since I am going to work my hiney off on it this week. :)
Monday, March 3, 2008
Well, this did not sit well with him at ALL, but after much protesting, he asked my oldest dd to change his diaper. And she did.
And when he was done, he stood up and said with a certain air of authority, "Daddy, you need to gimme some milk. Time's UP!"
I wasn't in the room, but I heard it and I could imagine him with his little hands on his hips telling his daddy it was time for some milk.
Oh, the demands of parenthood....
Sunday, March 2, 2008
So, the card base is cream colored cardstock, and the yellow is out of a pack of pastels that I purchase at Rite Aid YEARS ago. The stamp is D.O.T.S ( I know, they aren't even called that anymore...) QUIZ: What company is DOTS now? :D Flower I think is by prima, but I am not sure, it was given to me. The paper under the torn part is just a handmade paper. And the image is stamped in Eggplant Envy (SU!) on purple bazzill. The yellow had white lines going through it, which I had to stickle, because I am addicted to stickles now. It's not my favorite, but I didn't think it was too bad... that was a hard one for me..