Wednesday, October 20, 2010

life lessons #1

There are some things that everyone should know.  Whether your parents should have taught you?  You should have learned it in school?  Your friends should have let you know?  I don't care who should have shared it with should just know.

#1  When you pull in to get gas...pull all the way up to the first available pump.  Please.  If not, the person pulling in behind you has to sit behind you and wait for (NO GOOD FREAKING REASON), in hopes that you are going to figure it out and pull forward.  Then said person behind you realizes you are not going to pull forward and has to pull around you and back in to the pump in front of you.  They then have to resist the urge to slam into the front of your car.  It's not hard to just pull up when you first pull in.  Really.  I promise!  Just give it a shot.  Why is it that I know to pull forward and you do not?  Is it because you are just an a-hole?  I try not to assume so but I'm pretty sure that's it.

Also, if you insist on being a d-bag, please don't walk your happy ass inside and buy lottery tickets instead of gas.  Thanks.

Friday, October 15, 2010

that's amore

After all the recipe research I did the other night, I was in the mood for Spaghetti.
For some reason, Spaghetti always reminds me of Lady and the Tramp...
Do kids even watch these old school movies anymore?  I love them!

My favorites are Mary Poppins, Pete's Dragon and The Fox and the Hound.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

good cause blog raffle winner!

Well, I only had 3 people enter so the odds were in your favor...

Sweet Summer from B is for Brown is the winner!
Summer donated $ to Charleston Animal Society's Paws in the Park and is now the lucky winner of the following...
 Thanks again to Margaret from Private Eyes Undies and Allison from Ink Meets Paper Press for their generous donation of raffle items, along with my necklace from It's Simply You.

And thanks to all who donated and reposted this blog raffle.  The sweet animals of Charleston Animal Society THANK YOU!

Congrats Summer, you will receive your goodies soon!

back in the good ole days

Inspired by Summer's post, here are some of my favorite childhood toys...

Strawberry Shortcake
*the one that blew kisses that smelled like strawberries!
 Micro Machines
*yep, I played with micro machines.  
Koosh Balls
My Bike
* with tassels and a basket, of course

Glow Worm
*I think this shows my age....
Etch A Sketch
Wall Walkers!
And last but not least...fitting with my job...
Pound Puppies
Thanks Summer, this was fun!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


It's strange to actually spend a night at home instead of the hospital with my dad.
I've been catching up on laundry, cleaning, blogs, tivo and making a grocery list.
I don't cook much but doesn't all this look delicious?
And to top it off....Carrot Cupcakes with Cream-Cheese Icing?
Yes, please.
All found on Martha Stewart Food.  Will let you know how it goes!

Dad update:  He was moved to a nursing home in Columbia on Friday of last week.  On Sunday he aspirated and ended up in the ER with a fever of 105.  He now has Pneumonia.  It wasn't looking good for a while and he looked so sick and defeated.  It was the worst night yet.  The antibiotics have done wonders since they caught it so quickly.  Now we just have to figure out where to go from here.  He can't get fluids in the nursing home so it's maybe on to Hospice at this point.  So frustrating.  Just hoping Mayo Clinic gets back to us and says they can fix him!  Especially since it's his 66th birthday tomorrow.

Friday, October 8, 2010

are they dirty?

I have been living off the coffee in the waiting room near my dad's hospital room.
Every time I pick up a coffee stirrer, I wonder how many hands have touched mine.
I am not normally a germaphobe but for some reason this really gets me.

Does this gross you out?

Dad is being moved to a nursing home back in Columbia this morning.  So...I hated last night.  Despised it really.  I am so used to being able to see him whenever I feel like it (every day) and I don't want him to leave. Especially since we still don't know what is wrong with him.  We are sending his records to Mayo Clinic and Duke has already looked at them.  He is still a medical mystery.  Well, his "mysterious illness" can suck it.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

it's a beauty

Introducing my new friend...
 Well, I haven't received it in the mail yet but it's on it's way.  Woohoo!
So excited, it's pretty ridiculous.
Especially since I will have NO idea how to use it once it comes in.
But I can stare at it.  Because it's pretty.  :)

Update on dad coming soon.  Every time we get a glimpse of hope, something comes along and bursts my little bubble.  Well, my bubble can't really stand to be burst too many more times.  I'm tired and incredibly sad.

Oh and don't forget about my blog raffle!  Boy... KS , Summer and Morgan sure have a good chance of winning!  ;)