Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Flowery Surprise

Mike came in from work yesterday carrying these. Needless to say, I had a big smile on my face. It was very unexpected!! I hadn't gotten flowers from him like that..... maybe ever. He used to have it on his calendar to get me flowers every so often. I told him I didn't want to be a part of his to-do list. Those would always be shipped. And they were nice. But still. I felt like it was just another thing checked off his list. Yesterday was an exception. He came in the house carrying nothing but the flowers. I LOVED IT!!

Thank you, Honey!! You're the best! And yes, I do like those more than roses!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Let the Moving Continue...

We're getting "Mom" all moved in. Mike's mom got here on Wednesday, her stuff arrived on Thursday, and we've been hitting it pretty hard ever since. It's beginning to look like someone actually lives there now, which is good. There are so many little things to do around the house that, when they are done, are going to make it look GREAT! She's got lots of good ideas about things she wants to do. Number one on the "handyman" list is to get rid of the BROWN, poop colored toilet in the master bathroom. It's really just scary. Now mind you, this house was built in the 70's. She has the same yellow sink that we have, which is livable. But that master toilet, and the BLUE one that's in the hall - yeah, they have GOT to go! Just a little updating on the rest of the place and we're in business.

And the fact that she's just literally around the corner from us is GREAT!! We've seen her every day since she's been here, but that's to be expected since we're helping her get settled. And she's already been able to babysit for me once for a couple hours!! How great is that?! The kids LOVE that Grandma is here! And we do too!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

To Feel Scared or Safe, That Is The Question

Two nights ago, at a little after midnight, I was awakened to my husband barreling out of bed.

Now let me step back a little and say that he has bad dreams every so often. His bad dreams are of his biggest fears, which usually include either me cheating on him or someone trying to attack his family. Most of the time when he has these bad dreams, it's no big deal. He'll make noises or bolt up in bed, but most of us have done that at one time or another.

Well, Sunday night was an exception. A little after midnight, apparently my dear, sweet husband was dreaming that someone was standing in the corner by our bedroom door, waiting for him to fall totally asleep, and I guess then was going to attack us. Instead of continuing in his sleep, Mike decided he was NOT going to let this dream-induced stranger attack us and he was going to nip it in the bud, attack this stranger first, and apparently kill him... right there in our bedroom. So, Mike barreled out of bed and headed for this imagined stranger and didn't wake up until his head ricocheted out of our sheet rock and onto the door frame, or our dresser, I'm not sure which. Once he landed on his butt, I saw the wall in the dark and was convinced that we were going to have to either call 911 or rush him to the ER because, in the dark, I thought what I saw was a big splash of blood on the wall. I quickly turned the light on, jumped out of bed, and went racing over to Mike on the floor and grabbed his face to see where the blood was coming from. Thank GOD there was no blood on his face, which actually left me a bit confused. I looked back up at the wall to find this:

This, my friends, is a 2 1/2 foot long, 1 1/2 foot wide HOLE in my bedroom wall! Mike tackled the WALL.

Should I be terrified or should I feel completely safe that even in his sleep, my hubby can produce a hole in my wall with his head? I'm not sure I've decided which.

I wanted to repaint my bedroom anyway. This gives me a good excuse.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Go to and print a coupon for a free chicken dinner with 2 sides and a biscuit! YUM!! We're about to head there now with coupons in hand! WOOHOO!! :)

***But you can only print them through tomorrow!! They're good through 5/19, but can only be printed before tomorrow at about 5pm or something like that. So hurry!!

Wish Come True

So in my last post, I decided I needed a wife and nanny. Well, my husband has decided to be both as my Mother's Day present!

Last year, I told him I wanted to have my house professionally cleaned and my van cleaned (by him or whoever he wanted to get to do it). That was GREAT to have my house cleaned! I loved it!!! So, I was thinking of doing the same thing again this year.

However, I've been "complaining" about how I haven't had time to do any of the appointments that I'd like/need to do, i.e. dentist, eye doctor, hair stylist, etc. If I do any of those, I have to arrange for someone to keep my kids. I can't just go on my lunch hour or leave "work" early to get those things done like my hubby could do. And to take kids to those types of appointments??? Yeah. Not a good idea at ALL.

So for Mother's Day, my husband told me he is going to take a vacation day, stay home with the kids, and clean my WHOLE house while I leave that morning to go run all my errands, have lunch with friends (any takers?) and just enjoy a whole day to myself to do anything I want/need to do!! Can I just tell you that I'm about to BURST with excitement over that deal?!! I cannot WAIT!! I'm going to start scheduling appointments today!

Is it pretty messed up of me to be so excited to be getting to go to the dentist? I'm sure Wade doesn't think so. :) HA!