Friday, February 29, 2008

Today in Texas

It was a gorgeous day in Texas. I think I made the most of it. I decided I would take a few photos today, so me, my dogs, and my Sony camera headed for the back pasture. My horses come running to say hello. This is Rowdy. He was my father-in-law's partner in the roping arena. As a reward for all his hard work, he gets to hang out with us now. He's not alone anymore either, because he has a pasture buddy named JJ.

This is our JJ. He is so much happier now that Rowdy lives here. What a pair! We love 'em!

This other shot is of Harley and JJ. I don't think she was real appreciative of the horses getting so close to her. Space Invaders! Both of the boys did the same thing to her. At this point, I think Harley had gotten her fill. Look at that face. She did snap at them, but I swear they both laughed at her.

The last picture that I'm posting tonight. I took a lot more, but I think I'll save those.
Think I can convince Harley to go back in the pasture with me again? Ha ha!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Anal Glaucoma

I got a bit of new terminology thrown at me this week. Everyday my significant other comes home with a story for me. This one happened to be pretty dang funny. It made me giggle anyway.

"Jo Blo (name changed to protect the not so innocent) called me this morning, and he told me he had a case of anal glaucoma. I said, 'anal glaucoma? What's that?' He said, 'Yep. anal glaucoma. I don't see my ass coming in today!"

If I ever go back to work out of the home, I'm keeping that one in my phrase repertoire.

Case of The BLAHS

Just feeling blah and bleh. Maybe it's because I didn't have to chase any MooMoos out of my yard today. OR maybe it's because I got dumped once again for someone's job. I'm not resentful. Oh No, never, not me! Okay...I'm pissed!

Hubby asked me if I wanted to go to Canton on Friday. I've wanted to go for a long time, so yep, I was all over that. Looking forward to browsing through all the junk looking for just the right treasure to take home. I love that crap! He comes home yesterday and announces that they scheduled a meeting for Friday that he asked for. Of course he feels obligated to attend and no he can't reschedule. Ehhhh (big frown or snarl). Once again, I get the shaft.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Damned Dog ate my Chocolates

Don't let those pretty eyes fool you. He's not as sweet and innocent as he appears. This is the moron that got into my Valentine's chocolates this morning. I don't know at what point he started thinking about opening the box, but I do know it was a well planned chocolate robbery. Rudy spied the box when we got up this morning. He waited patiently as Mom got busy making coffee. Timing his approach to coincide with water running to cover the noise, he flipped the lid up with his nose. But wait, Mom turned off the water too soon. What the heck??? I hear this rustling of paper and look over in the living room. There's Rudy with his head buried in a red heart box. My red heart box and MY chocolates. I scream and he grabs another one as he hauls ass to his bed in our room. Grrrrrrr! He used to pretend to care if he got in trouble, but he's 12 now and I guess he's decided what the heck. Just go for it! I got your number boy! I believe I'll be having myself some of your milk bones. Better yet....I'll feed them to the puppy. Cuz I know you can't stand him. ha ha ha! Sweet Snack Revenge!

Moo Moo in THE front YarD

I just had to get on the 4-wheeler and chase a cow out of my front yard! Can you believe that? Stupid Cow! The country continues to make my life exciting....

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dog Peeves

My Hubby sent me this today, and I thought it was I posted it. I love dog funnies! Enjoy!

Ten Peeves that Dogs Have About Humans

1. Blaming your farts on me..... not funny... not funny at all !!!

2.Yelling at me for barking. I'M A FRIGGIN' DOG!

3.Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out.Exactly whose walk is this anyway?
4.Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose. Stop it!
5.Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons. Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home.

6.The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw. You fooled a dog! Whoooo Hoooooooo what a proud moment for the top of the food chain.

7.Taking me to the vet for 'the big snip,' then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back!

8.Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests. Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.

9.Dog sweaters. Hello ??? Haven't you noticed the fur?

10.How you act disgusted when I lick myself. Look, we both know the truth. You're just jealous!

Now lay off me on some of these things. We both know who's boss here! You don't see me picking up your poop do you?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Dear Uncle Sam

Since it's tax season, I thought I'd share a little family funny.

My husband and I were discussing his check stub.
I said, " Look at how much of our money Uncle Sam has!"
" I know it. Uncle Sam gets plenty." said my hubby sadly.

My naive little girl said, "I've got an uncle named Sam! I didn't know that!"

Oh yes, my Bailey, you have an Uncle Sam, and some day you will get to know your dear Uncle Sam very well:)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Cocker Spaniel, Bear Boi

This is my Cocker Spaniel, Bear, when he was a puppy. I'm just posting this pic on here because he was such a cute little guy! Bear is 2 years old now, and luckily, he is still with me. My son accidentally hit him with a four-wheeler in March of 2006, and Bear suffered spinal cord damage. He couldn't walk for a long time, and still may never regain the feeling in one of his legs. He now walks like a doggie that may have had one too many shots of tequila. LOL :) Compared to his condition at this time last year, he is so much better. He is proof that God listens to our prayers. It took a lot of hard work. Our whole family hanging in there, and Bear's determination to get well is what made it happen. I can't tell you the feeling when he first walked without help. Only a few steps, but WOW!

This is my BearBoi almost a year later! I would say that he has had about an 80% recovery at this point. He has trouble getting down the stairs and can't jump onto the furniture. My hubby puts him on the ottoman in front of me when Bear can't get up :)
He is my walking miracle. He's one tough pup for sure! I think Bear has the most extraordinary colors. He's called a parti-sable Cocker. Just beautiful...
I'm lucky to have such a sweet boy in my life. He has taught me that I'm stronger than I thought I could be. Most of all, he taught me to never give up.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bug the Bloggin' Betta

This is Bug, my Betta, and he insisted that I put him on my Blog. He seems to have a lot to say for a betta.

" Hey, glub glub!"

"What's up, Bloggers? Blub glub"

"Can you believe this chick keeps me in this tank all frickin' day? She never takes me out. Ever! She just comes by every now and again. Makes some stupid ass face at me and sprinkles this nasty red crap on the top of my water. I think she expects me to eat it, and I do. It's all I've got! I don't even have the entertainment of threatening to kick another betta's butt. I haven't seen another one like me in months. I'm beginning to think I'm never gonna get laid....."

Challenge of the "UnCool Mom" Party???

We're having fun now! More challenges for the "totally uncool mom." LOL!

My son got invited to the "older kids" party. He's a Freshman, but he is 15. Turning 16 in August. He's just a little bit older than most of the Freshman class. A lot of the older girls seem to think he's...well, "Hot," to use their word. To me, he's still my little boy. Goodness help me if he sees that!

Anyway, to continue on....
The party starts at 10pm and ends at 3am. Gahhhh! Well, we are letting him stay out 1 hour later than his curfew, so he better be home at midnight. That's my limit. I don't like it much, but we know where he is. He's only about 2 miles from our house, and I know all the kids. Still, you would think I was just the uncoolest mom in the whole world :( What's up with a party starting at 10 anyway? This small town stuff is sometimes confusing. Don't worry...I will be checking up on them. It doesn't hurt that the police chief lives next door. ha ha!

I always have to think twice about everything that I let my boy do. I've got my daughter coming up right behind him. She loves to use her brother for the excuse...."well, you let Cado Man...." Well you got me there, sweetie. I've decided I'm not giving her any more ammunition.

Ya'll wish me luck on the curfew. I really don't want to embarrass him by showing up banging on the door in my panda pajamas and fluffy house shoes, but I WILL!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Teen Situation

I hate my children growing up. I hate having teenagers. I especially hate walking upstairs to find my 14-year-old daughter making out with her boyfriend. That pisses me off! Seriously! I had to lay down the household rules, which I have gone over with her before. This time I did it in front of her boyfriend. She just better be glad that it was me and not her father that walked in on this. That much I do know. He would have killed him and she wouldn't have seen the light of day for a very, very long time. I guess I should be glad that I haven't had these problems with her until this year. I don't want to appear too lax and then I don't want to over react. The thing is I have a son that is 18 months older than her. I know boys, too. I know how they act, what they think, and worst of all....what they want from my daughter. Ahhhhhh! It's enough to make me want to lock her up in her room. I can't do that though.

I'm not sure when it happened exactly. My little tomboy changed overnight into this mouthy, sulky alien creature that still looks like my daughter, but couldn't possibly be my baby girl. My baby girl doesn't do things like make out with boys. She used to be my best buddy, and we really enjoyed being together. Now she's like a hermit crab upstairs in her shell. Gahhhhh.....I hope she comes out of this some day.

The boyfriend just left. Thank goodness and now I have to go make peace with my alien :)

JusT DrEAminG

Dreaming of sunshine and a beach in Mexico!

Pina coladas and flip flops.

Much better than here cuz......

The weather in Texas stinks lately. Everyone and their momma (me) is sick. Stuck in the house with Ellie sleeping on my feet. I rather be outside playing in the dirt. Garden to plant!

Taking Bear to the vet today. One of his ears is driving him insane. Constant head shaking. Bear scratched his head with one of his back legs! He hasn't been able to scratch his own head in months! Big deal considering the pup couldn't even walk at one time! I can't imagine not being able to scratch if I needed to. How miserable would that be?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I SHouLd HaVe Been Scared of the Coughs....

I should have been scared of the coughs and sneezes. Cuz today I feel like SHIT!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My last NeRvE!!!!

There went my last nerve. It just ran screaming out the door....

Between my furry friends, my ranting hubby, and my two rugrats.....they've all managed to piss me off today!

This morning I went and woke Baby Girl up to see if she wanted to go to school. I got the mooshed up face and a mumble. She was all sweaty, so I thought well...she probably still doesn't feel good. I ran Sunshine to school and came back home to make some Z's myself. yah... i know, i should get my butt out of bed and be productive. Somedays that just isn't gonna happen and this was one of them. My excuse? Uhm....sore throat. Yep, works for me. Anyway, next thing I know I'm abruptly awakened from a deep sleep and a wonderful dream about Lost's Sawyer. hee hee!

"Mom... Mom, I wanna go to school." huh? Did that really come out of her mouth?

"Why didn't you tell me that earlier when I woke you up?"

"I didn't even know you woke me up."

"Well, I don't think you should go back today."

I go get in the shower. At this point, going back to sleep isn't an option. I'm washing my hair, waking up, relaxing.....hhhmmmmm
Like fingernails on a chalkboard!

"Mommmaaaaa.....I really want to go to school! Pleeeeeezzze."

"Baby Girl, will you just let me take my shower!"

Grrrrrrr.... Tired mom gets dressed.

"Okay, Baby Girl. Are you sure you feel okay? And why do you all of a sudden want to go to school so bad?"

"I'm FINE. There's nothing to do around here, and I'm bored. I don't know how you do this everyday."

Well...After that one, I really should have gone back to bed...

"ha ha" Mom's got ur back or got u back

Funny Memories posted by the kids on the Space

"Mee breaking my nose....
duhhhhhhhhhhh (: how gay." -Brooke

"Hey, Brooke! How in the hell did you run into that pole anyway?"-Cado Man

"ehh,it was at recess and i closed my eyes to duck under it. and i came back up too soon. and i smacked rite into it puahhh gay (:

i came back to school with 2 black eyes. queer i no. " -Brooke

"haha frickin ice skating and then my mom promised us she would take us again in like 2 weeks but never did and still hasnt to this day! lol"-Jordan

"OR that time we were fighting over taylor! dang that was dumb! hahabut those really were the days! that was a dumb thing to be fighting over tho hahah" -Jordan

"OR that time we were in your truck with your mom lighting firecrackers from inside the truck and throwin them at that chicks house (i forget her name)" -Jordan (OH CRAP!Does this make me look like a bad mom or what???? I really did make them quit that. I swear!)

"OR the firecracker war we had with Brian and DD and all of them dang we have had some fun" -Jordan (Okay....I DID NOT know about this!!!!!)

"selina!!! lol jp fool i got it way worse member when spencer broke up with me for that stupid ass reason! HAHAHA those were the days!"-Cado Man referring to one of Jordan's previous girlfriends and then one of his own :)

Oh my....the things your kids post on the web! Pay back is a bitch....hee hee!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Shortcakes, Kitties, CoUghS and SnEeZes

Another day at the zoo. The dang dog is at the door again whining to be let in. Everyone else around here acts like they don't hear him, and I know that they do. Big sigh...

Took Baby Girl to the doctor today. She's been down with the crud since Thursday. 103 degree fever and NOW she wants to spend time with me. I'll take what I can get though, even if it includes coughs and sneezes. A little cough isn't going to scare me away from spending time with my kid. She just turned fourteen and spending time with me just isn't at the top of her list anymore.

No one is hungry around here this evening, so I'm actually not cooking dinner. Yay! I made strawberry shortcakes for everyone but Baby Girl. She opted for icecream because her appetite is weird.

Baby Girl is sitting here watching Country Fried Home Videos which has to be one of the stupidest shows I've ever seen. Do people really enjoy that crap? I guess that they must since it's still on. I enjoy a lot of what I call "Redneck TV", but I'm afraid I have to draw the line on this one.

Bear, our cocker spaniel, is giving my hubby the big ole brown-eyed begging treatment.

"Oh please, dad....just one bite. Come on! Just drop something would ya?"

There's the nightly clinkity clink of the spoon in the chocolate milk glass. Every night without fail. Isn't it funny how some things start to annoy the heck out of you as the years pass?


The zoo attack again. Ha ha! Ellie just walked across my keyboard. She's our resident feline. We rescued her last year out of a brush pile. She was actually buried in it. We could hear the kitty, but we just couldn't find her. Baby Girl wouldn't give up, so she just kept pulling and digging. I'll never forget the look on her face when Ellie's little face popped up out of the dirt. With tears in her eyes, she took that baby back to the house. We've had Ellie ever since. Yep... that's her in the picture :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

About Me

A little about this Texas girl.

Stay-at-home mother of two teens. My son is 15 and my daughter is 14. Married since the same person. Yay me! At this point in time, we have 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses and 3 fish. I say at this point, because I have the option of adding to that at anytime.

I graduated high school in 1984. oh yah! Big hair Rocks!

Blonde but I don't appreciate blonde jokes. Although brunette jokes crack me up...

My mom and dad are still together, believe it or not. Sometimes I don't believe it. Taking into consideration the hell they put me and my sister through when we were growing up.

I have a pretty normal life, but I, like most people, have my frustrations. Thinking this will be a good way to get it all out. Names will be changed to protect the innocent, or not so innocent, such as the case may be.

My claim to fame will not be my writing prowess. 
I hope it will be the 2 children that I'm raising.

I've had a couple of years of college, and at one time I had a regular old boring job. When my daughter was one, I decided to give that up. I wanted to be with my kiddoes and not stuck behind a desk. It's what was right for me and them and I don't regret it.

I'm going to write about what ever I want to because "it's my blog and I'll write what I want to. You would write too if it happened to you." Ha ha! Mostly just my world. All the challenges and the joys that go with being me. Maybe it'll be funny at times :) Just understand that sometimes I have a weird sense of humor.  

I think I'm on the shy and quiet side, but people don't always see me that way. I'm hard to get to know. I don't just go engage people I don't know in conversation. I can be stand-offish. I'm not stuck up, but if I don't have anything to say, I'm not going to talk just for the sake of talking.

I love my dogs! They love me no matter what :)