Monday, November 18, 2013

What a weekend!

Wow!  What a weekend!  I'm just glad I lived through it.

Friday night after working all day, the big girls and I decided to go get fro-yo, Mads favorite food, and take in "Babes in Arms" at the Lamar High School.  May I just say that they really did a fine job.  Anna Long as "Susie" was fantastic and yes, I might be biased because I know her but she was still good.

Then Saturday I ran all day.  And I mean ALL day!  First, to Madeline's baseball practice and while she did that Sadie and I ran down to the school for the arts and crafts fair then back to the practice field where we made our grocery list while waiting for Mads to finish.  Then, off to see a friend in the hospital, she was in good spirits so that was nice.  Then back up close to home for groceries which took FOREVER because I hadn't been in a while.  Then home long enough to unload the car and then back down to a friend's house who gave us a lovely couch and ottoman.  Then, back home to unload it but even before I could help Conrad do that Mads asked to go to the mall with some friends.  So, off I go down to the mall.  On the way back, I stopped to get everyone some food, got home, ate and then back down to the mall to pick up Mads.  By the time I got home, I was pooped!

Sunday, church then a birthday brunch for a friend then a little jaunt through the woods and up a hill for a picnic with the family.  I've never hurt so bad after a walk in my life.  Granted, I didn't have on proper footwear, I was wearing sandles but still, am I that old?

We took the puppy dogs with us.  We asked the cats if they wanted to go but they just looked at us like we'd grown a new head.  The dogs ran and romped.  They were some tired babies when we got home.

Conrad then made cowboy stew.  A specialty of his.  We might, in fact, have it again tonight. 

Oh, then today I got some really good news.  A friend of mine found out she does NOT have cancer!  It's a time to celebrate for sure.  So, when you're saying your prayers tonight, give an extra shout out of thanks for my friend.  We are all so happy for her!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Oops, some trouble!

I got into big trouble (well, any trouble I get into I think is big) for updating my blog during work hours.  As well I should have but gosh darn, those cookies had to be shared!

This weekend should be a relatively docile one.  Anna does have a friend coming to spend the night tonight but other than that, not much going on.

Since I've last posted, we've gotten a new puppy.  Maybe two since I can't remember if we had Paco when I last posted.  We are now on an equal playing field with the animals.  Two dogs and three cats.  One cat stays in the attic because he hates the dogs.  Comes down only to eat (and hopefully do his business).  The other two cats don't like the dogs but don't care enough to go so far as the attic.  

Paco is a mixed mutt.  Hank is a chocolate lab.  Still a puppy even though he's a 1 1/2 yrs. old.  Yes, yes, I have heard the whole two years for puppy-dom for labs.  We're enduring but looking forward to the settled down Hank.  I love that dog, even in his puppy prime.  Paco tolerates Hank because he's the only other canine in the house to play with.  So they play and growl and bark and growl and play and, in general, drive me crazy.  Some days it's a zoo in the house and the house isn't really big enough to house a zoo plus humans.  But, I wouldn't have it any other way.  It makes life exciting.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A very sweet treat.

I can't believe how long it's been since I last wrote here!

I will catch y'all up later on what everyone's been doing.  Right now I want to tell y'all about a new thing someone introduced me to...Gingerbread Oreos!  Oh MY goodness, they are delicious.

Nabisco - you've outdone yourself.  I didn't really think you could improve on the oreo, then you came up with the vanilla oreo with chocolate innerds.  THEN you come up with vanilla oreos with flippin' gingerbread flavored cream in them?  I think I'm happy they won't be around all year.  I would be big as a house.

Just in case you needed to know what they look like.

I've been thinking a lot about my blog lately.  Madeline even asked me why I haven't updated in awhile.  I think I will begin anew.  So much stuff goes on around here.  You might (or might not) find it amusing.

So, I'll give it a whirl and see what I can come up with.  See y'all soon!