Just the random ramblings of a stay at home mommy...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Anyone Remember These???

I saw this posted on another blog and wanted to pass it along!

Anyone remember The Babysitters Club series of books??? I LOVED those books when I was younger. I collected them! My two favorites were the one where Stacey and Maryanne baby sit for a family at the beach on vacation and the super special where they were camp counselors. Anyway, an article in the New York Times says they will be making a comeback. The original publisher will be reissuing the first two books (with some slight changes in terminology to keep it up to date, i.e no mention of cassette players, etc.) PLUS a prequel that looks at the four original girls the summer before the school year portrayed in the series.

I might just sneak a peek at that since I loved them so much growing up. I always had one question though...there were over 200 books and they were published over a span of longer than a decade...HOW were those girls STILL in the 7th/8th grade???

Now if they'd just reissue Sweet Valley High....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!!

Gearing up for the 24 hours of "A Christmas Story" around here. I really do love that movie...the first 10 times I watch it. The last 14 get all blurry and run together. Hehehe.

I am sooooo behind this year! I have baking still to do for gifts, grocery shopping for the food I gotta make for the meal, presents to wrap, presents to MAKE (aacckkk!!!), and a little boy's room to Logan-proof so it doesn't look like a tornado went through in the mornings (yes, we're trying to toddler bed STILL!!).

On a different note (well, on two different notes), I finished all the substitute teacher stuff so I am officially one now. Yay...I think. Maybe I'll actually make some money this year. And I am doing something for myself today...going to change the hair color. To what you ask? Wait and see!

Well, I just heard a CLUNK from the living room followed by crying so I suppose that's my que to leave the computer!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Funny

I don't care how good the food is...I'm not eating there!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Where's my vitamin C??

Apparently its easier for me to post about historical fictions, books, book reviews, and the like than it is about normal, everyday things. Hehe.

Anyway, Johnny is sick...ear infection AND sinus infection. Logan still is coughing (though its JUST a cold the doc said). I am sure at this rate I'll wake up Christmas morning sick. Must drink lots of vitamin C!!!

We did manage to get MOST of the Christmas lights up outside and the tree inside. Sure does look all purdy-like! Sat down today to figure out who is getting what pictures of Logan for Christmas presents this year and what all I have to bake for presents as well. Yes, Christmas is going to be small and as inexpensive as I can possibly get it this year. Depressing, I know.

I did finally get all the substitute teaching stuff squared away...just waiting for something in the mail I was told. Guess we'll see. The money sure would be nice right now. Still hoping for a trip to England in the spring!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Funny

My uncle sent this one to me in an email. Had to share it!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Funny

Okay...I really hope no one is offended by my funny today but I came across this and about fell out of my chair laughing. So please, no one get mad!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Yay!!! SITB1

Oh! What is SITB1??? Easy...

Sleeping In Toddler Bed + the number of nights we've done it!!! Yay!!!!

Yes...little man FINALLY slept in his toddler bed last night. I did have to sit next to it for about an hour waiting for him to fall asleep though! I knew if I got up and left before he was out he'd hop up out of that bed and get into something. :)

I'm so proud of my little man! I was going to take him to the park today but of course it decided to rain. Oh well!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

What a long week...

After being at Disney for a week, we drove home on Thursday only to turn around and leave Friday for Warm Springs, Georgia for a wedding on Saturday. I can't remember the last time I was this tired.

So here I sit, staring at over a week's worth of stuff from two trips piled up in my kitchen, living room, and my bedroom...and I have to start unpacking and cleaning it all myself tomorrow...as the hubby heads back to work.

To top everything off, little man came down with a bad cold on the way home from Disney and it hit me yesterday evening during the wedding. JJ seems to have caught it as well. Right now I'm about to take some more Advil Sinus (which isn't supposed to make you drowsy but I'm so small it knocks me out anyway), curl up under the covers (fall temps arrived here in Georgia while I was in Florida! love it!), and read until I fall asleep (or The Next Iron Chef starts, whichever comes first).

But Disney was wonderful!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Funny

I always thought MacGyver was pretty cool...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Recipe Albums

So I've done (and still do) a lot of recipe card swaps over at scrapbook.com. The cards are 6x6 in size so you can't use a regular sized box to store them in. I ended up buying some awesome 6x6 2 ring albums from American Crafts that I can customize the cover!! I absolutely love these! I cover the cover with different papers and then add ribbons, flowers, buttons, letters...whatever!

I made one like this for a good friend as well. The brown and green are really pretty.

This one became one of my favorites. I absolutely loved the way it turned out with the red flower against the black, white, and cream!

I also did a fun Christmas dessert/goodies swap last season and wanted a cute album to put those cards in. This is what I came up with! I really love that holly patterned paper I used on the top!

If anyone would like an album like this, just let me know. I'd be happy to create one for you!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Funny

I've seen this one before but it still makes me chuckle...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

10 days to go!!

So the Richmond trip was nice. Johnny and I flew into Regan International in DC (where it did take a ridiculous amount of time to get our rental from Budget...horrible customer service) and then drove down to Richmond. I did see the Washington Monument and the Pentagon as we drove by!

Our hotel was nice and we had fun playing with the GPS system we rented with the car. It helped us find something interesting to do Saturday before the race - we went to the Museum of the Confederacy and took a tour of the White House of the Confederacy. Pretty interesting.

Then...it rained. Luckily not enough to cancel the race but it delayed the start. Our seats were good (right at the exit from the pits) and we weren't completely surrounded by smokers (there were only a couple in the vicinity so the smoke didn't make me sick). Then the race....this is usually a very exciting race. Not the case Saturday night. What a disappointment. I really am hating the new cars...they've taken the fun and excitement out of all the races.

Anyway, now that we're home we have Logan's 2nd birthday party this Saturday. Yay! We're doing a Sesame Street party this year since he's fallen in love with Elmo. Its so cute.


We leave on the 27th for Disney! I am so excited!! I can not wait to see Logan's reaction to the Park. We're also going to Sea World and I think Johnny is more excited about that (or maybe its the bass fishing trip he's going to take one day?). I am absolutely bouncing off the walls in excitement!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

We Will Not Forget

I can't believe that 8 years ago RIGHT NOW I was stranded with my mom in the Kalispell airport after the horrendous terrorist attacks on this country. It saddens me that the present government wants people to forget that day.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


So, between trying to keep Logan occupied this morning, get him breakfast, get things pulled out to pack for our trip, and trying to get some ribs in the crock pot for dinner tonite, the phone rings.

It is the Best Western we had reservations at in Richmond. Their sprinklers broke and flooded several rooms...including the one we were to be in. They had to cancel our reservation but to call the Fairfield Inn next door because they'd spoken to them and the Fairfield would give us a good rate.


So I called Fairfield and the idiot at the front desk just sat there on the phone like "ughhhhhh...." then transferred me to the manager. Finally. So now we are booked at the Fairfield Inn and its only costing us about $20 more overall.

I hope this isn't an indication of how this weekend is going to go....

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Busy, Busy!

Whew! Busy around here!

Johnny and I are going to the NASCAR race in Richmond this weekend, then Logan's party is next weekend!! Then we've got a Disney trip and a race home so Johnny can be in a wedding!! Get tired just thinking about it! Gotta get the house clean and spotless too since the in-laws will be staying here while we're gone.

Fun stuff, huh? :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL???

Yipee!! I know I am!!

UGA starts its season in Oklahoma this afternoon. Our starting QB has the flu but says he'll be playing. Guess we'll see how that turns out! Hope this is the beginning of a great season.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Funny

Hehehe...this cracks me up.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fingers Crossed...


Spoke to the lady about pre-k at the church today. Hoping to get Logan in there and at a discounted rate. I really want him to start getting some interaction with other kids. I've got fingers crossed and sending prayers upstairs hoping something wonderful will happen. We can't afford it otherwise.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Moving Stuff

Probably going to move all personal and family stuff to this blog and leave the main one all about history and literature. This blog will be slowly put together as I put much of my attention into my main one. But keep checking back.