5.31.2014

spilling my guts on social media....well, the ONLY social media I know how to kind of use.....

me: I guess the night before you leave probably isn't the best time to realize you don't remember where you put the piece that holds the beach umbrella in the sand...on the plus side, my bedroom closet is now clean.....on to the living room closet, I guess....
Koren: I can't find Cody flip flops either
me: I give up. I have cleaned 2 closets and every hidey hole I have. we went from vacation straight to the Cottonwood Inn. I know where it was THERE. can't remember where it got put when we moved back into house. Even Martha Stewart can't help me now.....
I have this whole method of retracing my steps till I find things. this is a lengthy process and I have a very bad memory and not enough time. it was on the top bunk at the Cottonwood Inn. I think in the orange beach bag with the sand. The orange beach bag that is now a wall hanging and a bean bag frog. the sand is now in jars on the windowsill. there is a partial bottle of sand on garage floor....but no umbrella thingie bob. maybe we can just buy another one somewhere. or lean the umbrella somewhere. or I can stand there and hold it upright. (I really really need a vacation!)
AND Katie came home from hanging at the pool with Kayla and her sunburn is EVEN worse....and I brought her suitcase in from garage without checking it for spiders....I was downstairs sewing up a hole in Sasha's bed I washed (took them this afternoon to be boarded while we're on vacation) when she found spiders....and her brother just killed one. she had a lot to kill. it was very stressful for her. she needs her comforter washed because a spider was on it. she is tired and a bit cranky and in pain from the sunburn. but she got all packed up. for people that plan vacations so far in advance, we get awfully stressed....I don't know if the birth control is making her more sun sensitive... I don't remember her ever burning this bad before. she is showering, I need to shower....and going to try to paint my nails. usually I do fake nails but don't want to scratch baby Ian.
day of departure update: we 3 more or less packed (Kevin was at work), I did my nails, which looked a lot better at 11:30 last nite than now...out to feed my outside pets for the last time before Miss Morgan takes over....then decide what to wear and pack my bathroom stuff......

well, the facebook quiz I just took says I will live to be 110! looking forward to many many many more vacations!

You're basically perfection in a bottle. Deep down, you want things to be clean and perfect. You may not always show it on the outside but when you're having a perfect day, you feel extremely energized. It's not a wonder you got a perfect number.

selfies with Katie.....

5.30.2014

"New Orleans is, on the other hand, a comfortable metropolis which has a certain apathy and stagnation which I find inoffensive.” --John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

not my circus. not my monkeys.

Katie texted that she has a ride home....a guy friend who is boyfriend material. Kevin washed and serviced truck. KJ got a haircut. I showered out and tied up nasty mildewy dusty curtains, came home to admire clean truck, feed pets, and take ANOTHER shower. thawing out some HB for supper. gonna fold some laundry and do some couch potatoin' and channel surfin'.

Snoopy

some of these facebook pictures just make my heart smile.....

Blue Dog

:)

Bigfootin'......

slept SOOOO much better last nite in a/c! only heard Daisy bark once!

5.29.2014

Katie went to Kyla's for a few days.....

Kevin built the patio chais & got a haircut...I have the cooler bleaching in shower and cleaned inside of truck....Kevin says he'll wash it this weekend. he got cash at bank for vacation.....I have confirmed outside pet sitter, made dogs boarding appt., put hold on mail, and written pet sitter note, started collecting beach towels... TURNED ON THE a/c! why do I wait so long every year when I know how absolutely heavenly it will feel!
Katie had an amazing girl do her hair strawberry blonde....first time I ever wanted to tip a hair dresser! but that urge didn't hit me till we'd left....Katie is so happy with the results and really liked Sasha! every girl needs the perfect hair dresser! ordered checks online.

5.27.2014

"As long as Brad thinks I'm beautiful, I just don't think about [it]. I wake up and I want to be a smarter person." Angelina Jolie

watched the lamprey movie Tuesday night.....the children were heckling, but this is the kind of campy movie I just love! God Bless the Campy Movie!
slept in on this, my Wednesday off, cut the sleeves off my pig shirt, watched the Florida Sinkhole show, I always say someday I will take at least one college class, but I will always learn by watching tv and reading......media is my higher education. mailed the Spencer Family Frogs package.

takin' the dirt roads.....

last nite KJ was going to the movies and Katie was fishing with Kayla....I got home from work, Kevin told me to grab my camera and some shoes. We drove down some back roads, had supper at Crossroads, then picked up Ms. Boo.
had a brief violent rain storm today, Kevin & Kate worked cows and mowed yards. found ribbon to finish her bday gift for Kyla. a huge frog surfaced while Kevin was mowing.....

5.25.2014

date night....

I got home from work, Kevin invited me out. I put on a strappy shirt, we looked at cars at Barnes Baker, then we went to Trenton Cinema to see Godzilla....which was awesome! and brought back good memories of watching the original Godzilla movies with Bubba. then we went to Pizza Hut to try out the new BBQ pizzas...Kevin played Pac-Man, then there was a stop on the way home....it was 1983 all over again, as long as I didn't look in a mirror!

Saturday at the Dailey's....work.....GS meeting....hodgepodge supper with the kids....

5.23.2014

KJ went unannounced to hang with a college friend in Independence.

Katie drove me hither and yon to decorate graves in Harrison County. Just met some very distant relatives while decorating Aunt Nan's grave and got to reminisce about times past...small world. Leave it to me and Katie Dailey to make friends at the cemetery!

5.22.2014

Katie's last day of freshman year~

she won lots of candy awards----they don't give out many pins anymore---she got 1. Brittany over p.m. to watch scary movies and they critiqued them with KJ. tried out the frog pattern for GS....love it! used the rest of the beach bag and some denim....esp. love the Coraline button eyes! but have to go buy rice tomorrow....needed rice, not stuffing. finished the penny gazing ball and moved it to "The Courtyard." bills.

5.21.2014

made it thru a hectic half day of work (thank God the boss showed up to finish the crap I didn't have time to deal with!)

got Katie picked up from school...she had super EOC grades AND is the first English student ever to get 100% on 2 finals! she survived that hated P.E. class and will never have to take it again! she drove us to Trenton to Caseys for a drink, then to dentist, then to Chillicothe where she shopped at Goody's and Maurice's for summer clothes, then a snack at Sonic, then drove home. she did great! her poor face is peeling and hurting. and folks, we are 1 day closer to vacation!!!
I have a cavity to get fixed. Katie's wisdom teeth are coming out this summer....have to find a time around vacation, Royals games, and church camp. she is contemplating who to date this summer. the world is this little girls oyster!

love these text pics from Koren!

this-is-gonna-be-a-hurry-thru-work-hurry-back-to-town-to-pick-up-katie-hurry-to-the-dentist-try-to-remember-her-retainer kind of day....

sometimes I wonder if these are the days that keep me alive, or the days that shove my foot a little deeper down in the grave....

5.20.2014

changed the sheets today!

honest! this is a pretty rare thing.....because stripping and remaking the bed just seems insurmountable most days....Katie voted for Italian nite, so spaghetti and garlic bread it is. her sunburn is still bad...as a veteran of many sunburns, I can quite literally feel her pain. Koren posted adorable pics of her and Ian making cookies, which made me think of our tiny kitchen at Eagleville, and sitting her up on top of the dishwasher and making from scratch cookies. doesn't seem all that long ago....

5.19.2014

we be patio furniture buying fools....

1/2 day of hustle to get done at work to go to my umpteenth CPR class....then had an interesting conversation with an older employee who was talking to me like I was HER age (....and here I thought I did such a good job dying my hair.....)....Katie took an approved SAE day to help the boys work cows. I came home, drug all my flowers to the patio and arranged them along with the birdhouses, glittery rocks, the deer with the broken antler....then we went to Chillicothe to buy patio furniture.... I love what we got. LOVE! it is now in boxes in the garage awaiting assembly....we then went to Wal-Mart where I made this facebook post........at Wal-mart checkout behind a coupon queen...would be more fun if she was Mama June.... we ate at McDonalds, got the kids takeout McDonalds on way home.
Koren sent text pics of Ian trying out his sippy cup!

5.18.2014

what did I get accomplished this weekend?

dyed my hair, cooked some food, watched a lot of tv, took naps....couldn't find the aloe vera when Miss Kate came home with a sunburn...
KJ told me facebook was trending, that Matthew McConaughey and Brad Pitt discovered they were French Quarter neighbors and Brad tossed a beer from his balconey to Matthew's balconey.....if this would've taken place when I was in New Orleans, you couldn't have drug me back home. Drew Breese was in on it, too.....just waiting to see if Johnny Depp moves in next! The French Quarter is indeed a magical, magical place....
tried to make a photo book of our NOLA vacation....but nothing but troubles....didn't like the auto loads, didn't like the way I put it together, it cost too much....and I somehow made a bunch of copies of the pics I wanted to load....just gave up. seriously.

the pic of Daisy from the Green Hills Animal Shelter site....with the note adopted Jan 8 2011

found a pet site on facebook, you order meds from them, they donate proceeds to shelter of your choice....so I chose green hills and it just went from there....

5.17.2014

definitely my best high school memories!

In Joe Hills book Horns he and his girlfriend reunite after death in their Treehouse of the Mind. I like to think a certain dead-end dirt road will be where Kevin & I spend eternity together.....just 'cause.

...and so it begins.... the littlest Dailey is receiving college mail....

slept in.....felt rather ill....Kevin went to get a tire fixed and order new tires....KJ took a friend to the MBMO Career Fair....I threw up and then tried to watch tv. ended up going back to bed till about 12:30p.m....lounged around, made some lunch. I must've looked rough, Kevin inquired as to my health. now he is at work...KJ is going to the movies with friends....and I was trying to transform a bowling ball, pennies, and glue into a magnificent garden viewing ball....damn Pinterst! so now back to the couch to watch Survivor Bigfoot...maybe I'll glue more pennies....maybe I'll do the long over-due dye job on my hair....will definitely spend time in front of the boob tube....
Koren texted pics of Ian's new hat!

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