Wednesday, October 31, 2007

happy halloween part 1

wow!! it's only 3:00 and it has been a great halloween already! got up and took big c to school per usual then it was time for monkey's fall party!! i got to go a little early and hang out in his class room. it's always so fun to see how your child plays with other kids that you don't know. he really is a good friend. and i got to chat with his teacher who is i really like. about 10 we headed outside for the fun. the school rented a bouncy house and a train and they set up a game station, a bubble station and a face painting station (which monkey was totally afraid of. weird). they also had a popcorn machine. everyone took turns with everything but all monkey wanted to do was jump in the bouncy house! he loves those things. the mom of one of the boys in his class and i went to high school together so we talked a lot. which was very nice. and i got to meet some of the other moms. one of the teachers went and got chicken nuggets from wendy's and we all ate lunch outside at the picnic tables. the weather was perfect! then we gathered up all the goodie bags and headed off to big c's school.

now they got out early and since i am not quite good enough to be in 2 places at one time, my friend deb got big c for me. it also happened to be the day they were celebrating her daughter amelia's birthday in preschool. so we trotted ourselves over there to help her celebrate that! (btw monkey and amelia are betrothed.) and after that deb had a conference for jeremy so i took the rest of her kids and mine and headed out to the playground to wait. all the afterschool kids were outside so it was a fun time for all!

and i got to get big c's report card. he made all A's and 1 B. i am so proud of him. first year of middle school and he did that well!

now i have a pot of potato/corn chowder on the stove and loaf of bread in the oven. that is our standard halloween eve meal. pretty soon it will be time to get into costume...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


after the ceiling disaster we finally got to carve out some time to work on our pumpkins. (get it? carve out some time! :D)

monkey hates the innards of a pumpkin so we always get a pix of him grossing out.

his pumpkin is always easy to carve. anything scary is fine with him. big c is another story. he cut the top off and cleaned it out and left it for 2 days before he could decide what he wanted to put on it. we were watching Hook last night and that set off his creative juices. so he went for a hook. turned out pretty good, don't you think!

oh and notice that cassidy had to get involved. looks like the pumpkin is eating her.
(i wish!)
and here are some more random pumpkin pix

tommorrow is halloween!! i ♥ candy!!

i have been tagged

crystal tagged me with 7 random things. so here goes

7. i am currently involved in 2 bible studies. one is Bible Study Fellowship which is international and one is with a group of women i have been with for about 6 years. that is a lot of Bible study.

6. i hate hate hate lima beans

5. i love catalogs. i love to circle stuff and mark pages then i end up throwing them away without ordering anything.

4. i don't like jolly ranchers

3. my ipod is full

2. i can 10 key at super speed. in fact i think that is my next job of choice

1. i only wear t-shirts and jeans. ever. really.

ok now i tag... martha, melba, drew, kim, swishy, manic mommy, and emmanuelle

Monday, October 29, 2007

art deco?

i live in the south. (NC to be exact) if you have been paying attention we have had NO rain since june. we are about 18 inches below normal. and are on water restrictions etc. well it rained last week. and no one could talk about anything else. we were so happy. until i saw something on the ceiling in my living room. yep. the roof was leaking.

so i called my DH (who happens to be a builder) and told him what was going on. he tells me to go up into the attic and see what i could see. well i could see nothing. he gets home and crawls up there and i hear "expletive!!!". great. yes we had a leak. and the insulation and the drywall were soaked. he sopped up what he could and then got this gleam in his eye. i think i can get the ceiling to not bow out from the water. he says. here lets try this. and i had to live with this in my living room all weekend. pain in the @** let me tell you.

Friday, October 26, 2007

cooking with my sis

my wonderfully talented sister has decided to start a cooking blog. (i think she stole the idea from crystal.)

anyway, check it out. you may even find something from me!

cook on sassy!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


this is how i started my day. i dropped my book in the toilet. this one right here


i'm so mad. i got it out quickly but there are still lots of wet pages. great.

and to answer your question yes. and that's all i have to say about that.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

pix for auntie darby

these are my sweet boys!


for some reason the picture is taking a long time to load. just be patient it will come up.

Monday, October 22, 2007

i won AGAIN!!

i'm so blog OCD that i won something!! i was checking hotmama's blog to see what cool and interesting things she had posted lately and a short while later i got a comment from her. i was her 2000th visitor and she had a prize for me!!! yipee!! gotta love prizes! i could not wait to see what she was sending me. it came today!! sooooo cute!! it's me! :) don't you love it? don't you wish you had won??!!

thanks so much hotmama!! i love her! she is going to sit on my desk so i can see her everyday!

less than 50!

#49. i walk on my toes. always have. that's why i have such wide feet. i don't know why i do it. but i have huge calves!

#48. effervescent is my favorite word. it describes me perfectly. (unless i'm in a bad mood of course!)

#47. jobs i've had
little caesar's pizza
drug emporium (cashier)
drug emporium (pharmacy tech)
bindley western drug warehouse
rock n roll emporium (only 3 days) horrible job
dial page (transcriber)
hendrick automotive (as in rick hendrick race car owner) best job ever!
date processing from home

#46. i think peanut butter is the worlds most perfect food

#45. pizza topping of choice: mushroom and only mushroom

#44. i went to college for interior decorating. and dropped out

#43. i was born in baltimore maryland

#42. i have green eyes and freckles

#41. i do not have a middle name. and kay is not my real name it's kathleen. when i got married my maiden name turned into my middle name. not liking that. should have just removed it all together like my sis did. (she doesn't have a middle name either)

#40. i have always wanted to write a book. so far no luck with that.

Friday, October 19, 2007

what's in a name

do you like your name? when i say my name out loud i really hate it. and my husband never calls me by name.

if you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?

i love the name elizabeth.

and i don't have a middle name so i can't use that.

anyone? anyone? bueller?

fun fun fun!

tomorrow is the fall fest at big c's school. i love those things. cheesy games with candy for prizes, bouncy houses, BBQ, bake sale and a cake walk!! there may even be a petting zoo and pony rides. the middle schoolers will work the BBQ and concession stand so big c will have something to do but for the first time EVER i am not signed up for anything. i helped with the silent auction stuff and will go early and help set up and stay to break down but i don't have a time scheduled to help somewhere. i'm stoked!! that never happens. i'm sure i will end up doing something but it's nice to know i can be free the whole day! it's supposed to be beautiful weather. 78 and breezy. YIPEE!! can't wait!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

my ABC's

1. A is for age: 38

2. B is for beer of choice: samuel adam's cherry wheat

3. C is for career right now: mommy extraordinaire

4. D is for your dog's name: zoe

5. E is for essential item you use everyday? carmex

6. F is for favorite TV show at the moment: ugly betty

7. G is for favorite game: racko

8. H is for Home town: charlotte

9. I is for instruments you play: tambourine, shaker, and kinda guitar

10. J is for favorite juice: orange

11. K is for whose Ass you'd like to kick: hey no fair using my name for this one! i like K for who you would like to kiss! monkey or big c or matthew mcconaughey

12. L is for last place you ate: at the table

13. M is for marriage: yes please almost 17 years

14. N is for your name: uh if you don't know i can't tell you. or i would have to hunt you down and kill you

15. O is for overnight hospital stays: baby #1 and baby #2. i'm boring. it says so right on my blog

16. P is for people you were with today: DH, big c, monkey, deborah, jeremy, amelia, ms elizabeth, caroline

17. Q is for favorite quote: it's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice

18. R is for Biggest Regret: getting a credit card

19. S is for status: Royalty.

20. T is for time u woke up today? 5:45 b/c DH would not turn off his alarm!!

21. U is for underwear you have on now: none. haha j/k some hanes cotton something

22. V is for vegetable you love: raw spinach

23. W is for worst habit: talking down to my husband

24. X is for x-rays you've had: none

25. Y is for yummy food you ate today: chicken tamales

26. Z is for the zodiac sign: pisces

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


i should blog more. but when there is nothing going on i have nothing to blog about!

monkey has a fever so he stayed home from school today. i hate that. my kids don't get sick. really. (thank you Lord!) and it's just a fever nothing else. but i can't send him to school. so my whole day is shot. not that i was going to do much but i did get the info for the new contract i'm going to work on. and i was going to start today. bust.

it is still soooo hot here!! we broke a record yesterday. 93. in october! i am so tired of wearing shorts. i'm ready to break out my denim jacket. i'm so ready for cold weather that i made a pot of red lentil soup this morning. i crave that stuff!!

big c is staring in a skit for the elementary kids in chapel today. he is going to be the kids that gets picked on and by the end everyone likes him. i really wanted to sneak in the back and see him. but i can't go if monkey still has a fever. big c was so excited. that boy is destined to be famous!

we have been waiting for it to cool down to put up our halloween decorations. it's hard to get pumped about it when we have the a/c on! one thing i like about decorating for halloween is that i don't have to dust!! it just makes it look more scary! (good excuse huh!)

and did you all know that i sing in a band? (don't know if i have mentioned that before) check us out trewth

if you click on alive and for you, that's me singing. we recorded those in the studio and tim did the rest in his band room so they are just him singing but i do sing on all of those. we have a heavy schedule coming up. very exciting. maybe i will get some video this friday night when we play and i'll post it.

don't i look like a rock star? :D

Saturday, October 6, 2007

free fun

how much fun you can have with a paper bag?

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

costume ideas anyone?

monkey has decided he wants to be Woody for halloween. great! i have all the stuff for that. not sure if Big C is going to want to dress up but i had better be ready. it's hard for an 11 year old to pick something.

this is what we did last year. (thanks sis!)


and this is monkey...

actually the whole family dressed up last year. i went as my husband...

so any ideas for an 11 year old boy would be appreciated.


i'm bored. no work. kids at school. house clean. (well as clean as it's going to get) no good books. i need to work on my bible studies but can't seem to buckle down and do it. i hate daytime tv so that's out. i already took a shower so i can't go for a walk because i will get sweaty. it's going to be 87 here today! what is up with that. it's october and i'm going to have to turn my a/c back on. that sucks.

i guess i will go play my guitar.