4.30.2014

back to work after a 4 day vacation....I surprised myself by doing a MacGuiver fix on a water stand without doing my usual throwing my arms up to the heavens and cursing the fates....

yard is all mud. damp and chilly out....windows closed, damn furnace back on. KJ called, he checks out at 8p.m. tomorrow nite....told him I'd be there. clicked on link to cosmo things.....30 signs you've been married a long time.....signs you've been together a ridiculously long time......we failed miserably at both of these. our relationship is just what it is....I hide when I cry. I expect too much. I lie about stuff. and I get pissy pissy pissy at the drop of a hat. not the perfect lifelong companion, to be sure. and yet, Kevin sticks around. maybe I should make my own list.....
was thinking I want to make one of those signposts.....and list all the cool places we've been....
Bridges of Madison County
Villisca Ax Murder House
Pikes Peak
Mt. Rushmore
Crested Butte
Tupelo
Beale Street
Hotel Villa Convento
Gulf of Mexico
Graceland
Carnton Plantation
St Louis Cemetery No. 1
Jean Lafitte Bayou
Lake of the Ozarks
The Vaile Mansion
Great Smoky Mountains
The Black Hills
Branson
Six Flags over St.Louis
Gulf Shores

4.29.2014

ok. ok. okay.

I do not believe myself to be a racist. But I'm a bit worried about the way the world is going here lately....case in point: this headline online: Get out of the game! Donald Sterling BANNED FOR LIFE from basketball. Racist boss ordered to keep away from LA Clippers and all NBA games and fined $2.5million Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2616143/Donald-Sterling-banned-life-LA-Clippers-fined-2-5m.html#ixzz30J5Kjmij
yeah, bad stuff was said. in a private conversation. which is kind of like freedom speech, right? he is banned, he is fined, he is fired...for something he said in private. I don't think it's right. I guess they drew the line at jail time and the firing squad....we all get pissed and say things we don't mean. I thought the whole Paula Deene (Dean? don't know how to spell her name) was also ridiculous. she made a racial slur years ago...a woman raised in the South where racial slurs were probably pretty regularly made in her ear shot as she grew up. Yes, racism is bad. But is this the way to fix it? not even going to post this on facebook. I am pretty sure no one reads my musings here, but if you do....it's just an opinion.

Just got my finals week off to a good start. Showed up early for my 7:30 American Military History final, and my professor told me I was two days early. Probably should have double checked the day on that one.

KJ's facebook status today......Kevin took Kate to school on his way to 'work cows', since the car is at Willis, only 1 vehicle today, but since I'm just a mom today, all is well. sewed 'bout 2 hours on t-shirt quilt, squaring up edges. think if I get it all evened up and put it together, I've just about got a front and a back. but my eyes were starting to hurt, & I never feel good in the morning, anyways.....maybe I'll find that Mom's Homemade Laundry Sauce recipe and make it today. or crack open one of my new Bigfoot dvds. or watch stuff off the list....or take a nap....
made a Pepsi run after Kevin got home, started the easy version of laundry soap...only because I didn't read the EASIEST version.....watched an old Bigfoot movie, did some Axsom genealogy blogging.....

4.28.2014

"You have to be a good forgiver to make a marriage last." Brady, My Five Wives

"You know, a $5 pregnancy test can hold answers to what your future is.". Nonie, My Five Wives
this is the day of "She Dids". Like, she DID take her daughter to school, she DID make herself her famous eggs-cooked-in-toast for breakfast, she DID clean her floors, she DID fix that rip in Katie's pants again, she DID once again secure those loose items in Katie & KJ's shadow boxes, she DID take car to Willis to get oil changed, she DID accompany her husband to Girdner's to pick out new baseboard trim for dining room, she DID actually use the leftover steak to make fajitas like she always says she will, but then she forgets and ends up throwing out green mystery meat in a Ziploc bag....
Kevin put baseboards on in diningroom, TP holder in downstairs bathroom, handle on laundry chute upstairs.
Kevin was watching some Billy Chrystal one man show while we were eating supper about his parents dying....I couldn't take it, so took a shower and jammied up at 7 p.m. tried to read....wrestling was too loud. watched Bates Motel with Katie. guess I'll just go to bed and stare at the ceiling for a while.....(sigh) wish I had some Twinkies....

'Wake up baby!' The chilling words U.S. couple heard in the middle of the night from a man who had hacked their daughter's baby monitor and was WATCHING her sleep

this looks like a front page headline from The National Enquirer (does it even exist anymore? when I was a kid, my grandma Grace's friend Claudia read them, then gave them to Grandma, who gave them to us kids. AND THEY WERE FASCINATING! no wonder I have such a wild imagination! when Katie was little, our local grocery store carried it sometimes, she fell in love with The Bat Boy and wanted to adopt him. She was just heartbroken that someone else beat her to it, he seemed like the perfect baby brother to her.....)anyhoo.....someone hacked into their baby monitor and woke them up talking to their baby through monitor. Experts say it was someone trying to get into their secure whatever, identity theft, etc. Why couldn't it be a ghost? Sure, they unplugged it and it stopped. Maybe a clever ghost? Call the Ghost Adventures crew.....or The Haunted Collector or The Dead Files....hell, see if the Mountain Monsters team or The Long Island Medium can get you on their schedule. or at the very least, give someone screen play rights. This could be a movie, people....in the modern world, what would be scarier than the very electronic gadget you bought for security and ease of mind being the one thing that made you a victim? 'cause, just saying, I WOULD BUY THIS BOOK AND READ IT! don't get me wrong, I feel bad for baby Emma. hope her parents can afford therapy. being a baby has never been easy.....
and while I'm in this vein, I bet Stephen King is losing sleep over the fact that someone came up with Resurrection. Dead people coming back...first trickling in, then in hordes....which would seem cool at first, but they have to eat and live somewhere, who is going to take care of them? esp. these guys coming straight from war time....WWI, Vietnam....shell shock and then walking into 2014? the trauma of their loved ones when they return....are they really human? what the fuck is going on? I kind of watch it with Kevin....I thought it would make me sad...but I just find myself critiquing it and asking myself What Would Stephen King Do?

4.27.2014

sleepy boy....

My college parking lot mechanics....changing power steering pump in the Maryville breeze....

Kevin got pretty wet....there was cold rain, lightning, thunder....but he is a pretty handy guy who knows his way around the part store AND under the hood....hopefully KJ soaked up some dad wisdom....'cause mom ain't got none to spare! lunch at Applebee's, then home...

4.26.2014

late afternoon nap...Kevin moved table back into diningroom so he could park in garage in event of a spring storm predicted...

got hold of our mechanic to borrow tool he might need tomorrow when we go look at KJ's truck.....Katie went to a bonfire. got 2 grad announcements in mail....prom pictures all over facebook....all too soon, these will be happening right here in the Dailey household. our littlest Dailey is becoming a woman. soon the nest will be more frantic.....then there will be silence. just the sound of me weeping. I have let 2 kids leave....but have always had Miss Katie. people have done this throughout history...

thinking I might break out the shorts.....

slept in, Katie drove me to bank to make GS cookie deposit, and to store to buy food to cook....thinking ribeyes, texas toast and fries for lunch....then have roast, tators, and carrots Monday nite....or whichever day we dont' go to Maryville to look at truck....she wanted to sunbathe but can't find the lounge chair cushion?

4.25.2014

work......GS nite at Bethany......Mcdonalds, Roll O Rama, ice cream at DQ....

a late nite but lots of fun. I'm gonna miss this.....
Kj called after I got home, the power steering on his truck quit and it's leaking fluid.....told him to hold tight, Dad & I would be there Sunday to check it out.

4.24.2014

Kevin is a bit disappointed in the new Chiefs schedule.....

he finally has EVERY Sunday off to go.....and I just have ONE SUNDAY off to go.....boss offered to trade a weekend with me. may take him up on it. Kevin is also talking about taking a few days this winter to go to a Grizzly's game. how awesome would that be? had 4 at work today....got the new person. I didn't feel good all day, came home after walking risers in the rain to eat nacho cheese Doritos and take a lengthy nap on the couch trying to watch the Wampus Beast Mountain Monsters.....

4.23.2014

"It's like we're driving through Ireland, everything is so green." Katie Dailey

took a long morning nap, made lunch, read some of the GS 1977 murder book, made cookies after school, rode along with Katie to buy her notecards for term paper, making supper. AND framed 2 Coke ads and hung in kitchen AND repotted plants and put them out on porch AND hung up the wallpaper tropical window in the bathroom AND watched Chopped with Katie AND watched Buying the Bayou AND made Rice Krispie Treats AND rummaged around and found a birthday card to send Uncle Bob since Lisa went to all the trouble to remind us....maybe she is still facebook friends with a relative who requested a card shower?

no one is too old for fairytales.....

the perfect facebook quote for my Wednesday.....esp. after I just ordered the white gauzy maxi dress of my dreams of walking on the beach in Hawaii to wear walking on the Black River.....AND I got to sleep in till 7 AND take my daughter to school like a real mom!

4.22.2014

Katie listens to music while she showers....I love her randomness in music....classic rock....new country.....rap...indy.....

made it through another stretch....and HAVE TOMORROW OFF! supposed to get a new tech next week so we'll have 4 every day. not holding my breath....Katie & I watched Glee, Naked & Afraid, and Bate's Motel. then I watched Swamp People and My Five Wives....Miss Cuddles is still haunting the door. I'm sure another escape is in our future....

to sleep, perchance to dream...

in my dream, I'm at the farm, taking pictures. Dad waves to me from up on a ladder, cleaning gutters on the barn. But my dad is dead? and the barn is gone? I realize the barn lot is full of cows, that the boards are laid back out for the new barn that never got built, that I'm standing behind dad's red and white Scotsdale instead of my black Avalanche....and I'm not middle-aged, I'm about Katie's age.....and then the damn alarm goes off....

Sasha got her stitches out and cone off yesterday....

she was a happy dog, rolling in her bed, snuggling under her blankies, squeaking on her toys! let her out to sit with us while I made supper, we all had a pet sitting with us...just like normal.

4.20.2014

Happy Easter from Ian and his Easter Sock Monkey!

we're having beef merlot, mashed potatoes, white shoepeg corn, and snickerdoodles.....just your typical working mom digging thru the freezer and grabbing whatever looks good Easter supper....

came home from work and resumed the 3 a.m. search for Miss Cuddles, the one-eyed cat with no front claws....whom Kevin spotted sitting on the front porch when he came home. She ran off, we chased her 'round and 'round the house....got KJ up....she hid under porches, then just disappeared. (front screen door isn't latching right, have to push it really hard, and I found it standing open last nite, but didn't think anything about pets getting out...once upon a time, you couldn't of lured her out the door with a steak. here lately she is constantly trying to get out. what is it with our suicidal pets?) I went to bed. didn't find her tonite either, did find a tick and some cuckleburrs.....Kevin thought he saw her run under the concrete block pile so set the live animal trap....no luck yet. Bubba back to school. finals week after next.

4.19.2014

4-19-2014

kjis home for the weekend and had friends over last nite (got to see Val's engagement ring....they seem very happy!)....Katie went out with friends...I went to bed early with my achy nasty cold infested self. reading the GS murder book from 1977.....ordered several Rick Bragg kindle books and another kindle book I saw on facebook.....Rick Bragg has a column in one of the southern magazines I read...I just love him! melted a plastic bag on a burner making supper after our epic photo shoot/driving time for Katie....luckily from past experience I know that the plastic peels right off after it melts....

4.17.2014

I haven't blogged for 2 days????????????????????????????

busy, busy, busy. Kevin got the last floor tiles off today, I got them bagged up and to the curb. no more glue smell! I am really sick or just have imagined the glue smell to make me sick....I thought Bog would be here tomorrow to put in floor, but Kevin thought he would call if he could come Friday....so? Katie is on her big 3 day spring break. woot woot. She folded laundry and has worked on the floor. Sasha is hopping on 3 legs like a champ. Katie & I have bonded watching tv.....Bates Motel, Naked and Afraid, The Great Gatsby. Koren called....Ian had his first cereal today. Dr. says he is advanced...doing things an 8 month old would do (standing, trying to crawl, etc.) he was 22 lb, 25 3/4". just more of the worlds most perfect grandbaby to love! she posted this on facebook: Tried baby cereal for the first time today. Ian isn't so sure about it LOL

4.15.2014

Katie has returned from FBLA state, Kevin & I have returned to work....

she had a fabulous time. they did lots of hotel time, the teacher couldn't get some of the older kids to participate in the FBLA stuff.....there was shopping, hot tubbing, swimming, x-boxing, pizza ordering.....
Kevin asked Katie to work on taking up DR floor as her 'paid labor' from the auction. she got quite a bit of it up, she burnt her foot and the smell was getting to her. I did a few tiles. we watched Bates Motel, I 'made' real food for supper...
the frame for the Chiefs program that I had super-glued back together after it's tumble is back on the wall in the KC Chiefs bathroom....

4.14.2014

Plunge For Landon

I was challenged last week.....trying to decide what to do where I won't look like a jackass....mom and Brenda told me of an older woman who plunged her toilet for Landon...which is more up my alley.....I'm seriously thinking 5 gallon bucket of water poured over my head....

texts from katie....she has met up with Bethany friends at their hotel and had time to hot tub....

meanwhile, on this, my vacation day....mom and daddums slept in, picked up Sasha our now three-legged dog, he's peeling up tiles, Bob Speck is coming over to give us a bid on installing floor....Kevin delved deeper into the mystery of why outside lights quit working....(not fixed by installing a new switch, evidently), I put my new reading lamp in its spot, sorted out GS badges rec'd thus far and decided to do our awards at end of summer so I can can give them everything.... (need to set up our F.R.O.G. meeting for May....)and am preparing breakfast for lunch....

4.13.2014

little girl with big suitcase heads to state FBLA.....

Koren, Cody, & Ian were here for awhile, then we went on a rainy drive to Chillicothe to pick up our floor at Lowes...and a table lamp.....ate at Golden Corral for the first time since grand opening night in 1984...then to Wal-Mart. texted Katie...she ran into Savanna and some church camp friends at FBLA state....

saturday

visits from my mom and sister, Koren, Cody, & Ian, and Vivian.....massive dirt work in yard. FFA Banquet and Member Auction....Cody intended to buy Katie, but Kevin won her at $13x8 hours.

4.11.2014

friday friday friday

Koren, Cody, & Ian were here to hang out with me & Miss Kate.....went to Gumps for subs and ice cream.....Galt picked up Katie....it's nice to have them home for a bit.....
I've been challenged by one of my girl scouts to do the plunge for Landon...trying to decide when, where, and how....made arrangements for Sasha to stay at the vet boarding this weekend and pick her up Monday...they obviously take much better care of her than I do....

4.09.2014

so, on this, my day off.....

got to sleep in till 7! and make Miss Katie a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast! and drive her to school! decided to start moving scrapbooks from my closet to basement, got laundry caught up, washed Sasha's bedding in her absence (and cried at vet visit....), cleaned floors, blogged some Axsom stuff, took dogs to vet. Daisy got her shots. Sasha will later. talked to Koren a couple of times. took a shower at home, which is the ultimate luxury after working so many in a row....don't have to rush, have real towels....a shower that doesn't leak....a bathroom that doesn't smell like the skunks that live under the office....and can jammy up instead of putting on clothes when I'm still half ass wet and either hurrying out to the barn or home....

Sasha update: her leg isn't healing at all, and complications have set in. She will have it amputated tomorrow, hope to have her mostly back to her old sassy self soon....I kind of miss her barking every time someone drives by.....

Miss Sasha pre-injury....

.If you had to marry your partner where you met, where would that be?

I had to answer this facebook question......"on a school bus!"

pics of my kids on facebook.....

Katie & Kyla besties since 6th grade......Danielle, Koren, & Tina at FBLA event.....KJ out with friends a couple of weekends ago....

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