Thursday, March 26, 2009

I have 1 follower!

Yay!! Thank yous going out to cousin Laura who is now a follower of my blog. At least now I know one person reads this besides my Mom.

Today is a partly cloudy day, and we are up to 62 degrees. I am a little sick today. Sinus season has officially begun. I don't feel too bad, but today I have no voice. Oh wait a minute.... hold the phone... Maggie wants to say Hi!

Ok. There she is... she just came back inside from eating grass... which makes her puke (Great!)... and now she is standing here and expecting me to give her treat for going outside which I only do if she comes in when I call her. Yeah right, like I am going to give a dog who is about to puke some food!! Sorry for the grossness. I am a nurse, so stuff just doesn't bother me.

Ok, so back to Mama wants me to go to the doctor, but I am being stubborn. I don't really feel that bad, like I said, and if I did I would go. I am self-medicating, and that seems to be working out. I am going over to Cara's house tonight to help her and her Mom, Stephanie. We are making bookmarks that will be given out at the Ladies Renewal Retreat in April. Cara told me that they were having steak, baked potato, and salad for supper! WOW! I told her that I wasn't the preacher and that they didn't have to cook all that just because I was coming over!! She said they weren't....but YUMMY, I can't wait. I will try to remember to take my camera and make a picture of the bookmarks.

Some of my good friends from church had their baby girl yesterday. Rachel Abigail was born at 10:05 am weighing 6 lbs 20oz and measuring 20 in. The new family is doing fine, and I can't wait to meet her. This makes our 3rd girl born this year. We have Lilli, Evelyn, and now baby Rachel. A boy is in line to be born next!!

I have to work Friday and Saturday this week, and I have to get up early in the morning to go to a freaking staff meeting!! I usually like to sleep really late on the mornings before I have to work all night to help with fatigue. I guess a long afternoon nap will just have to be on my to-do list tomorrow. Well... that is about all the news I know. I need to go and try to scrap up something small for lunch since I am having a feast over at Cara's tonight. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.... Love to all, S :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you!!

Hey everyone!! It is almost 60 degrees here in Pleasant View on Saturday afternoon. I have been busier than a one-armed paper hanger in the kitchen this afternoon. I made a cake to take to a friend, Lindsay, that recently had a new little one. Her name is Evelyn (like that name!), and I can't wait to meet her. I made my famous Cinnamon Pound Cake for her. I hope she thinks its yummy! I also made a Chocolate Chip Cheeseball for a bridal shower at church tomorrow evening. It looks good enough to eat so far. Did I mention that we are covered up with showers in our class group?? So far this year we have 8 baby showers and 1 bridal shower on the books!! We should start a catering business. It is so much fun, though. I think if I could be anything I wanted to be, I would own a tea shop and catering/party planning business! Maybe one day!!

Well, I went to "midnight mass" at Wal-Mart last night..... mass of people, that is. Last night, or I should say this morning at 12:01 am, the vampire movie Twilight came out on DVD! Yes, I like vampire books and movies! I acted like a grown-up and waited my turn in line. There were a bunch of tweens there with Team Edward or Team Jacob t-shirts on. I am sure I would have done the same thing at my age. I am going to attempt to add some photos I took last night at the "mass." Let's see:

For some reason, they had the release party in the lingerie section!!

Another view of the "mass."

Sweet Smell of Success!!

Well, I guess I should end this one cause I need to get ready to go over to Aunt Evelyn's house for supper!! Cara will be here any minute to go with. Love and peace to all!! :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday! It has been awhile!

Hello everyone! It is 74 warm degrees in Pleasant View. I just checked the forecast for the next 10 days and it is showing rain for 9/10 of those days. Uggghhhh!
So a lot has happened since I last updated...for one, I am now driving a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer! I love it!! My old vehicle is still running, but is not reliable for long trips anymore, so it is sitting in the front yard with a For Sale sign in it. Anyone want something cheap to run around in?????
My Mama came up here on Friday afternoon!! YAY!! We had such a great time together. I took a short nap Friday morning before she got here so I was up and ready to go when she got here. We rode down to the Green Hills area of Nashville for some lunch and shopping. We had lunch at a place called Five Guys Burger and Fries. It was good, but expensive. We got what is considered "little" burgers, shared a fry order, and two small drinks. The total was over $16. Afterwards, we walked outside in this outdoor shopping center. We went to one of my favorite stores. It is called Swoozie's and is considered "cutesy" to use a word from my friend, Mary. I picked up a birthday present for my friend, Leslie, who better be coming up here in a couple of weeks! Do you hear me Leslie Eileen!! Anyway, then it was on to Whole Foods Market to walk up and down the aisles but not buy anything, just like we always do. If you've never been to the deli/bakery section at Whole Foods, you should consider just going to look. They make some of the cutest desserts. We looked but didn't touch! Next, I went to look at the car that I ended up getting on Saturday. We were tired by this time, but we kept right on going.... We went to Sam's next and walked all over that store, then it was off to Hendersonville to have supper. We ate a place called Mimi's Cafe. They have the best muffins, however they are about as big as a softball so you should definitely plan on taking them home and having them for breakfast, like we did. Our last stop before home was Wal-Mart, of course. It is a long-standing joke, that my Mom has been to a Wal-Mart in just about every town in the South! By the time we got home, we were T-I-R-E-D!
On Saturday morning, we were up by 6 am, because I thought we might trade my car in, which we didn't end of doing obviously. So we got out the "bulldozer" and cleaned out my car. It only took 3 garbage bags to get stuff out that I was throwing away, and then another 1 and 1/2 to get stuff out that I was keeping. Not too mention, I took the tent and folding chair out as well. I know, I know.... I am a pack-rat. We rode to Madison, TN and got my car which only took about an hour and a half. I would like the give a shout-out to all the people who helped out during last week when I was having trouble with my car and then during the transition from old car to new. I really really appreciate it and couldn't have done any of it without you!! SO THANK YOU!!!!!!!
OK, so then we went to Clarksville, TN to pick up the baby-shower cake. The ladies at Carol's Cakes and Moore did a very good job, and the cake got rave reviews at the shower yesterday. The top of the cake had a round cake which had been cut in half and placed side-by-side to make a baby body and head. Icing was used to create arms, hands, legs, and feet. The diaper on the body was monogrammed with baby Rachel's initials. It was really cute! Saturday afternoon, after taking an hour nap, we went back to Hendersonville to do a little shopping and see a movie. We saw Taken with Liam Neeson. It was awesome! Who knew Liam could kick butt! I highly recommend it! We ate supper at Carrabba's after the movie, and of course, we went back to Wal-Mart. Saturday night, I tried to catch up on the trillion shows I have backlogged on TiVo. Still trying to catch up!!!
Sunday, we went to church. Mr. Ed gave such a great lesson on how we use the full armor of God to protect us against the devil. My Mom enjoyed meeting more of my group at church. Then, after Sunday school, we went to worship and heard another great lesson which was a about
Restarting Your Heart. It was about the scripture in Matthew 5 that talks about how the pure in heart will see God. After church, we had to stop at the gas station to put gas in my new car.....and.... I filled up from Empty for only $18.45!!!!! That was totally awesome! I wanted to ask the gas pump if it was sure that it was done!! :) Sunday afternoon, I rode over to Mt. Juliet to attend Adam and Tonya's baby shower. They got a lot of cute stuff, and I got to hold baby Lilli who was the youngest in attendance! She is the first baby that has been born from our group this year and is just over a month old. Sweetie pie! Last night, my Mom and I worked on my income tax and then watched some television.
She woke me at 6 am this morning and left not long after that. I went back to bed, of course, because I have to work tonight! After I got up, I took a load of trash off to the garbage and went over to my Aunt Evelyn's to see the new baby goat that was born yesterday morning. His name is Issac and he is white and brown. Maggie went with me and didn't really know what to think about him. I picked him up and held him for a little while, but his mother, Rebecca couldn't find him which made her start hollering and get upset. Needless to say, I put him back down and picked up Maggie so she wouldn't get butted in the head by the protective mother goat.
SO.... there is the update. One day, I am going to figure out the whole camera/picture thing and post pictures on here to go along with my stories. I hope you all have a great week! Enjoy this beautiful Spring weather! Love to all!! S :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wednesday.... Ever have one of those days??

Good morning! It is 47 degrees and sunny in Pleasant View, TN. Yesterday, I had a doozie of a day!! It started going downhill after I got off work yesterday morning, which means that I had already been up 17 hours. Everything started pretty smooth, I took Maggie to the groomer to get her hair "did," and they said, "Miss Maggie is due for her Bordetella vaccination." I said, "Ok, sure." I handed Maggie off, and of course she made me feel bad for leaving her there by crying as soon as I handed her over. So great, thanks Maggie!! She is absolutely fine and loves the lady who cuts her hair, so I don't know what the big deal!!
I was then on my way to Clarksville to order a cake for a baby shower that we are having on Sunday, and it was a beautiful day. I got to the cake store and was a little early, so I jumped out of the car to see what time the store opened. The sign said 10am, and I had half an hour until then, so I thought I would go run another errand while I waited. WRONG!! I got back in the car to leave, cranked it up, and tried to put the car in Reverse. Well, the stupid button that you push to engage the gear shift wouldn't push in which means I was stuck in park. I will attest to how sore my arm is from pulling and yanking on the gear shift like I expected a different result! I called my Uncle James, my car-trouble savior, and he got on the phone with his people trying to get me some help. I called my Mom to freak out about it, like I have to do, before my rational brain kicks in. She, of course, was great with helping that part, as she always is. By this time, the cake store was open, so I went in and ordered the precious cake we will eat on Sunday. I will tell you more about it after the shower is over. But I digress.... so.... a very nice young man came over to try and help me get the stupid car in reverse. He was unable to do anything which meant "tow truck" time. He gave me a ride over to Gateway Tire, which is where my Uncle, the savior, had called. My car was towed over and another nice young man fixed it, or so we thought. He said, "There was a fuse that shorted out, which caused the gear shift not to engage." I said, "Ok, how much do I owe you?" He said, "Nothing." At this point, I must stop and put in a plug for the great guys over at the Gateway Tire and Services in Clarksville, TN. They were so nice and did a great job. Go see them for all your car needs!! OK, now... by this time, it was almost 12 noon, which means I had been up for 22 hours and was starving. I drove over to the O'Charley's on Riverside Drive to have some lunch. Love, love, love their rolls, by the way. After I had the yummy lunch, I walked out to my lovely working car, got in, fastened my seat belt, cranked it up, put my foot on the brake, and pushed the lovely button to engage the gear shift. THE STUPID BUTTON WOULDN'T WORK!! I was ready to just give up and sleep right there in my car. I called the nice people over at Gateway Tire, and the nice man on the phone said, "I will send the mechanic right over." WOW! So I called my Mom and freaked out again. The nice young man that fixed my car the first time came up and tried again. He removed both the back brake lights and taped some stuff with that black electrical tape and replaced some more fuses, and said, "Ok, I don't know if I got it completely fixed this time, but I am going to show you how to put a new fuse in the control panel so you won't have to be towed if it happens again." He then gave me four fuses in case I needed them. Did I mention how sweet these nice people are??
I left Clarksville after being there for 4 hours more than I had originally planned and went on my way to pick Maggie up at the groomer. She was happy to see me and get out of there. She looks really cute, and they put a cute, little Pooh Bear bandanna on her. So, here was the ultimate test. I paid the bill, took my wriggly Maggie out to the car, got in, fastened my seat belt, cranked up the car, and pushed in the lovely little put on the gear shift. IT WORKED, HALLELUJAH! I then proceeded to drive my tired, 24-hour body home and crash on the couch for a few hours before I woke up at 6 pm and went to bed.
I got a solid 12 hours sleep, and today is a brand new day!! YAY! I thank God for all my blessings that he gave me yesterday, just like he does every other day of my life. To God be the glory!! I am looking forward to my Mama coming on Friday and spending the weekend with me! I will be telling you all about that soon!! Love to all and remember to be thankful for your blessings today!
S :)