Monday, May 25, 2009

"Last Musical of 2nd grade"

I stay behind these days, so what's new? Sue me, ha! I assure you that I couldn't give you my house or any other on the block right now! So laugh, you know you wanna! Anyways, Tay had her End of the Year Musical last week. It was adorable. I think it just hit me that *my baby* is going be in the 3rd grade in a few short months. Ok, I officially feel old now! So here she is! This is just one of the songs they did! For those of you don't know, she is on the top row with the bow in her hair!

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Manic Monday

This coming Thursday will mark the seven week anniversary since Big Bertha came and destroyed our town. Since then, I, we, have all been working our little tushies off in the hopes to ever get all the cleanup done. My floors have been black for almost 7 weeks, and I mean black. But there was no need to clean them or attempt to clean them until the contractors got all done with the inside, right? So now, the inside is ALMOST officially done. We just need some trim and window sills to make it complete. Oh, and to have all my new furniture delivered. So since I am officially on vacation, I have been scrubbing the hell outta my floors for 2 days now, to the point that my hands, fingers, wrists, and upper arms actually hurt. Thats some serious scrubbin people! And what a way to spend your vacation, huh? Needless to say, I have been scrubbin gfor 2 days, and have went through like 8 Magic Erasers and think I need to buy stock in them now, cause they are new best friend and worst enemy all in one. 2 days and not even halfway done. Did I mention that I am sick of scrubbing?? Here are some pics...but they are last weeks pics. I still need to dl this weeks pics.

































Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Buh Bye Taylor Swift"

It must be in the air, the water, the something, cause my daughter and I are not geeing and hawing lately. Yes, I admit, my patience level is numero zilcho, with all the stress that I have been under. However, with that being said, she will not mind, she has been whiny like crazy, and my official house rule is (This is a whine free zone)!! She glares at me with these awful looks, and she argues like crazy. So today, I had no other choice, I took away her beloved Taylor Swift tickets. I bought 4 of them for her b-day in September, that's all she talks about. Today I told her that I bet I could find some other girls that would love to go with me, because she has officially forfeited them due to her nasty behavior. Did she cry, fuss, whine? No, she just looked at me, like ok, whatever! She so wasn't even phased. I told her that if she wanted them back, she would have to earn them back with good behavior. She asked what that entailed? I explained that for starters, minding, not whining, acting like a good little princess, and doing what I asked her would help her to get them back. Her response, Oh...

So we shall see how long it takes to phase her or when the next time is that she asks about them? Anybody wanna place a wager?

Friday, May 8, 2009

No Party Here...

That should tell ya all you need to know...so needless to say, I officially joined the crazy club yesterday. This should be interesting.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

One Down, One to Go...

So far, so good on that good news week that I have been hoping and praying for! Got good news on one of them today, now if I can get so lucky on the next one, I'm gonna have a party and celebrate? Whose with me here??


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm on a Roll...

Umm, that's because my daughter passed out on the couch before seven o'clock and I am spending my first night all alone since BB surrounded by my little flat-screened friend! So seriously, besides all the chaos from "Big Bertha", I have some health related issues that I will be getting results back on this week, not one, but two. So those of you that say prayers, throw up your graces, whatever it may be, if you'll keep me in mind, I would greatly appreciate it. There has never been a better time for this phrase in my life, "When it rains, it pours!" But I'm trying to think positive through it all, and I am determined to make it a "good news" week!


Big Bertha Came to Town...

I'm so glad that she didn't stay long, because she left a helluva path of destruction in the mere minutes that she was here!!

Because I have so much time on my hands these days, and it's my 50th Post, I might as well make it count. So here goes nothing.

Back on 4/9/09 @ 8:08 pm, Big Bertha came to town and left it looking like a war zone, so alot of us Mena folks are still trying to put our lives back together, thus the whole lack of time theme. I do have to say that through it all and seeing the outpouring of love, compassion and willingness to help now makes me stand a little taller and smile a little bigger when calling it home. As one house on the next street over said, "Katrina, Mena takes care of it's own!!" And that it did and is still continuing to do. Here's a few pics for you to see. These first few are my house and car, then the others are my first and second neighbors. No matter how many pics I post, It just doesn't quite seem to do it justice...































































Grab my Butt...

Oh, I mean Button!! There was a little mishap down the street at Sara's house, but everything seems to be working now, so go ahead, you know you wanna, go grab my button! I'm not real convinced that any of you have it in the first place, but there's always a first time for everything, right? Oh, ok, I hear ya loud and clear, "You say, but you don't have my button." And my classic response to that is, if I could figure out how and where to make that Butt-on work, I sure as hell would. But these days, I barely have time to keep up with my own butt-on. Oh yeah, post on that later, I'm only a month behind, that's what tornados do for ya!!