Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Plus Zappos as next day shipping so it should be here soon!!!
I got lot's of wonderful, thoughtful gifts. All the family time went off without a hitch and I'm sad it's over. I know, I know I was whining about just wanting this month to be over, but I love the anticipation of the whole holiday. Plus now I have to clean up and put away. Uggh!
Monday, December 24, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
short n' sweet
Originally uploaded by Ceece
Isn't it amazing what a haircut can do for you? I don't know if it's the same with guys, but I know for a lot of girls a haircut can be one of the best things we can do for ourselves.
I did get the red re-redded, and the cut is a liiiitle shorter then normal, but it was nice for a change. A guy I used to work with always got his hair cut the same time every year and called it the re-set. I liked that. It can easily transfer over to your state-of-mind as well.
“Better a blush in the face than a spot in the heart”
Originally uploaded by Ceece
I made one of the infamous tutu's for my sisters (almost) step-daughter, who's coming in for Christmas.
Honestly, I never thought I would want one of these, but I haven't stoppd playing with it since I made it.
I'm gonna need to make Lilli one next. so cute!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
On a side note. Bob Dylan doing Cadillac commercials? WTF
Monday, November 19, 2007
I'm almost to the point where I'm ready to start chowin down the benadryl just so I can go to sleep before midnight. After all the kiddos are up around 8, and I need at least 15 hours of sleep to function ;-)
Saturday, November 17, 2007
He slept almost all day when we got home and thankfully all night too.
His belly's all orange from the iodine and we can't give him a bath until 48 hours after the surgery, so orange he'll stay! He's back to whining this morning so we're pretty sure he's fine. :-)
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thanks to all for prayers and crossed fingers!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The following picture was taken by a fellow Flickr-ite, THEERIC11711, If you get a chance check out the rest of TheEric11711' s stream. It's really good.
PS. My Sign? It says" This Army Family Says Bring Our Troops Home".
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Tonight we surprised him by meeting for dinner with several other friends and neighbors at Lynns Paradise Cafe.
If you're from New Albany and you don't know Dr. Coffman you are really missing out. He's a devoted Parishioner at St. Mary's and an indispensable volunteer for the Floyd County Democrats, and he usually knows a little bit about everything that's going on.
Happy Birthday John, "50" never looked so good. :-)
Monday, November 5, 2007
Riiiight... Of course it never happens like that, they tear into the package say, "thanks" and move on to the next. Oh well a girl can dream can't she?
Sunday, November 4, 2007
There are countries across the world where our armed forces are fighting for those citizens to have the right to vote, and over here, it's just like most other things, we take it for granted. We don't want to leave the house a little early to stop by the polls, don't want to wait in line to vote, don't want to take the time to research the candidates, or are just flat out disgusted with politics.
I can certainly understand that last one. The pathetic display that the Tribune gave us through their "Letters to the Editor" section added to my disgust, that's for sure.
I was thinking about the above statistics in the shower this morning and the sacrifice that other countries make to be able to vote, and how our men and women in uniform help them, and to all the John Q Publics driving around with yellow ribbons on their car, what a better way to show our support by voting this election.
VOTE ON TUESDAY!!!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I drove down Main St and saw the gorgeous purple sheen of the Cabinets by Rick truck in front of the old Abe Rental building. Then I came home to discover some wonderful sights. The little red shotgun house across the street was actually having work done. After being bought and then sitting empty for several months, this was a sight for sore eyes. The best news?? When I went over to introduce myself, I was informed that they are indeed looking to fix it up and sell it! That means one less rental property in our fair city. Woot!!
Finally, yesterday ended with a delightful social venture to the SpeakEasy Jazz Club on State St. This was my first visit there, after being put off by scheduling and quite frankly the so-so reviews I'd heard on the service. The service lived up to it's reputation unfortunately, however it was easy to be distracted by the 18 (?) piece big band that started performing around 8. Not only was the music swinging, but we were treated to the students of Shall We Dance showing off their moves.
All around a good day in the city, one that was well sought after. I am patiently awaiting reviews from the other two events that went down last night, that will have equally large impacts on our city.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
A nice, ice-cold, fountain fresh Coke. Yummm.
I went until 6:30 today without one, and well, let's just say it won't happen again. To quote one of the funniest movies ever, Once it hits your lips, it's so good!!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Keep your fingers crossed that maybe he was just having an off week.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
One business that I frequent 2-3 times a week had to close HH weekend because she couldn't even set up her outside tables and there was no way for patrons to get to her store front. When she sought out HH officials to find a solution and perhaps discuss how she could get the booth space in front of her store next year, she was basically told she was S.O.L. I am at a loss for words. These business's need out respect and support more then anyone. They are the ones who see the long term value in downtown, they see the glimmer and shine still left in the buildings. There has been some discussion about downtown business owners about getting together and rallying for next years HH, I will fully support any of these business's and desire to have equal representation at HH.
These downtown business's should be given first opportunity to get the booth space in front of their stores/restaurants. Or we can always move the location of HH. There's the 4H fairgrounds or the waterfront...So many options but such a long way to go.
Any other ideas out there in blogville?
I try to vacuum the floors 2-3 times a week and it picks up such a large amount every time, i'd be frightened to space it out any more.
Bottom line, if you have the means to get a Dyson, do it. You won't be sorry.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Lilli-Bug, it's been a heck of a year. You've grown so well and so fast after a little bit of a rocky start. You're crawling like a champ now and absolutely adore your brother.
In the morning when you hear Dad's alarm clock go off and he gets up and ready for work, you sit in you crib saying "da, da, da", until he comes in and gets you!
You love spending time with your Gramerly, Pap, Opa and Oma, and Aunts Leesh and Rae Rae.
You're the entertainment in our weekly lunch meeting with friends.
We all love you so much bug!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
So if you're interested in maybe getting together at my house or yours a night a month let me know! I love learning from other people!!!
Saturday, September 8, 2007
That's what I have to keep reminding myself too. Is that when we bought this house, we knew it was going to take time to get all the work done that we wanted (as if work on older homes ever stops!) and that we're relativly young here and it doesn't have to be done now.
After telling Adam about it, I think he's ready to refocus and get more work done. The kids kind of slow us down to you know?
Just a few critiques, I really think the cost is a bit much for this. Maybe $10? I'll be interested in hearing the final count. My friend Ted F, who's on the Commission, said it was crazy busy. Also more houses, less commercial buildings. I like talking to the owners and seeing their personal touches.
Great job to everyone who was involved!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Today I'm 26 years old, I still feel like a little kid. Does that ever end? Sometimes I wonder when I'll quit feeling like I'm just barely managing to pull one over on people. Like well another day i fooled people into thinking I am a responsible adult.
Hooray for presents though!!!!!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I'm having a truly amazing time and it's unbelievable here. The differences and the similarities. I need more time.
But I miss my kids and I miss my husband. I love a vacation and all, but it'll be good to be home.
More details and pictures once I return home!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Keep your fingers crossed that the flight is safe and I return in one piece. Keep your fingers crossed for Adam too.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Off to Big Lots I go. As I was pulling out of the Big Lots parking lot, I had to laugh as I remembered how, just around 10 years ago, I would have been MORTIFIED for anyone to see me coming and going from there, and if I was with my mom and dad and they had to go in, I would beg to stay in the car. Now, I am usually there at least once a week. Yeah that's not really a good story, but it made me laugh.
Since this was a solo venture, I decided to take advantage of Target being right across the street. As I was pulling in I was greeted by an ultimate frustrater. The big ass SUV in front of me is just stopped in the pedestrian walkway that's just outside the door. Just stopped. Seriously, we sat there for like 3 minutes with nothing. Then the passenger door swings open and some lady comes rolling out, the stink of entitlement (or stupidity) following close behind. If you're going to stop f-ing traffic so your fat ass doesn't have to walk "all the way" across the Target parking lot, at least be ready when your chauffeur stops. Ugghh.
On the way out I passed the cart boy sweating and heaving a long line of carts in and I chuckled and thought boy I'm glad I don't have to work in this heat anymore. Through out high school and a little bit of college I worked at my beloved Target and that was when they still had the Garden Centers in the parking lots. I loved working it. When I went to the store manager and asked if I could be scheduled out there, he laughed and said I was the only person who'd ever volunteered for that position. I think that was one of my favorite jobs.
Friday, July 6, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
*Adam accepted his officers commission while performing his two weeks at Atterbery. I'm happy for him because this gives him a real opportunity to be a good leader to his men, and work on giving more to the community on his one weekend a month, and of course he gets a pay increase. It did extend our commitment another 3 years. I am not happy about this, and he does have to return to Ft. Benning for one 6 week course and another 12 week course. He does have 2 years to complete it, and during that time he is non-deployable. (BUSH move your shit and end this war by then. Kay? Thanks).There is also a lovely bonus when he completes the last two courses.
*I leave in less then 2 weeks for Germany! Of course that is still pending on my passport arrival. I know it's being processed as we speak but let's hope they move it the F along.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Benjamin "Ben" L. Moses 25 years of age, died Saturday June 30th, 2007 near Durango, CO in a car accident. Ben was a native of New Albany, IN, a 2000 graduate of Floyd Central High School, and was a Sous Chef and server at the La Gallo Rosa restaurant in Louisville, KY. He was also a former student at Middle Tennesse State University in Murfreesboro, TN and a resident and musician in the Nashville, TN area. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. He was preceeded in death by his Granny Irene Kisor.
Ben is survived by his parents, Dale and Peggy Kisor Moses of Floyds Knobs, IN, his brother Nick Moses of New Albany, IN, and grandmother, Dorothy Christian of Clarksville, IN.
Visitation will be 2-8 PM Thursday July 5th at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, IN. Funeral Service will be held 12:00 Noon Friday July 6th, 2007 at the Kraft Charlestown Road Funeral Chapel with burial in Charlestown Cemetery in Charlestown, IN. Expressions of Sympathy may go to: The American Diabetes Association.
Ben and I actually met through an ex-boyfriend. We just kept hanging around through marching band and theatre. He was a fun guy and always in a good mood. We lost touch after high school but remained friendly when bumping in to each other around town and at stuff like Harvest Homecoming.
My prayers and thoughts go out to Ben''s family and his close friends.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
My current songs of fascination do not fall in this category. I feel like a 14 year old kid wasting the summer away, begging mom and dad for money to go to the mall. (well i still do that stuff I guess, but now it's Adam I beg for money).
Maroon 5 just always seems a little dirty, but kind of in a way that you don't really notice at first, but once you give the lyrics a good listen-well sometimes I blush. This song makes me want to get up and dance. He could give me a pat down at the airport...
I don't have a real explanation for this next song other then it's fun to turn up loud and drive fast, Erm I mean the speed limit.
Shop Boyz supposedly have a new style called Hood Rock and if the rest of their songs sound like this, they may go in heavy rotation. The video leaves something to be desired but I dig the song.
Friday, June 29, 2007
McKenna's Mom, Ashely will never know that feeling of joy and pride I felt. She lost her darling baby girl on Thursday from respiratory complications. Please if you can, say an extra prayer or two for McKenna's family as they now have to go on in this world without her.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Conner was thrilled and it was just so nice to see Adam, even though I know he'll be home in two days.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Planter for Table: Check
Bookshelf for kiddos: Check
Random ill-fated mosquito: Check
The whole bookshelve thing turned out pretty nice, in addition to the regular black paint, I also got some chalkboard paint and covered the sides and back so Conner could use it as a massive canvas. Needless to say, I'm pretty damn impressed with myself.
I have, however, been slacking on the whole picture thing. I just have not had time with Adam being gone. The kids, the house, the flooring company. If any of you reading this are single parents, well, my hats off to you. I honestly don't know how you guys do it!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Ohh Ohhh. I also leave for Germany in just under 3 weeks. I can't freaking wait. I'm gonna miss bean and bug something fierce though. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that my passport arrives soon.
btw, anyone else find Mike Rowe to be a complete and total hottie?
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I have a confession to make. I have been beating myself up since Sunday night when I realized that I didn't get a picture with my dad. :-( That was my goal for the whole day and I failed. Shit.
At any rate. happy fathers day dad. My dad and I are just about complete opposites when it comes to personalities (Physically I got almost all those traits from him, hello no ass). He's soft spoken and is wonderfully diplomatic. I am loud ALL.THE.TIME and I am-well-I can be tactless sometimes. But he provided a wonderful example of how a parent should be and what to look for in a good husband, and for that I am grateful.
Thanks Dad and happy fathers day.
Perhaps it's something lacking in my DNA? :-)
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Last Friday was one of those days. The weather was lovely and we spent way to much money on ball-park junk food, but it was good times.
Plus, sometimes it ebbs and flows. A's out for two weeks with military so tonight Conner and I made a countdown to when he'll be back. It's pretty hard for him to understand the days and what exactly is going on, so I'm hoping this will help.
I'm always super motivated to get shizz done around the house when Adam is gone, like I want to surprise him when he gets back. I've already got my list made.
*Hang up new drapes in the kiddos room, and put up their picture ledges
* Finish the Zen garden in the back, including laying barrier, laying rocks, ordering the fountain and bench.
*Refinish the bitchen' chairs I got at the high school theater dept yard sale today for the front porch.
* Move around the living room furtniture.
Because hey, it's not like I have enough to do.
Also, day 111
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
This is one of the Stargazer Lily's from my back yard. As stores start to clearance them out now that "planting season" is winding down, I hope to get quite a few and add them in the back. They will be, along with our butterfly bush, the main floral feature in our zen garden.
Perhaps it's subconscious but there is something about the curve of the petals in these flowers. I could stare at the blooms for hours at a time and still be awed by their beauty.