Thursday, April 19, 2018

Always the baby, ER Vet trips & walking out like a BOSS! {Thankful Thursday #173}

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This weekend I am Thankful For:
{The numbers go with my One Thousand Gifts - just ignore}

327 / Salad kits.
Some of my Joysters have been bringing these for our snacks at our Bible study & totally turned me onto the kits that have everything in them at the grocery. I'm all about dumping stuff in a bowl & BAM - dinner. Or in my case - LUNCH!  I get one of those kits & it makes 2 or 3 mason jar full of lunches.  I'm glad for a healthier choice for lunch AND not having to pay $15.00 a day for lunch

329 / Why Her? study
Excited to do my first Proverbs 31 Ministries online bible study.

331 / Quick Vet visit
So we got home on Wednesday & found a dog bed full of blood. YIKES!!!! Found out it was coming from our Zoe.  She was bleeding from her rear end so we just got a towel, grabbed her & rushed to the vet.  Since we didnt have an appointment, they told us we had to wait till the vet could squeeze us in..... just ignore the towel full of blood.  But luckily, they did get us in pretty quickly & checked her out.  Which leads to....

332 / Zoe OK
They found a mass on her rear end.   They dont think its anything.  They checked her rectum & it all looked OK & the mass was far away from that area that they didnt think it was connected.  They said they just think that since she's nearly 13 years old, dogs grow these masses all over them & her's just happens to be in this area.  & she apparently had scrapped it & it had a hole in it the size of a pen top & that's where the bleeding was coming from.  They said if it continues to grow or if it keeps bleeding, we'll need to have it surgically removed.  But so far, the bleeding stopped about 12 hours later & it hasn't changed in size. We're watching it though.

336 / Walks at lunch!
I am going to love when the warm days come & STICK with us!  I've taken some tennis shoes to work & know I'm going to use my hour to get in some steps & enjoy some fresh air.  I always feel like the ladies on Working Girl with my tennis shoes on at work. (Anyone else remember that movie?)

339 / Dad home!!!!
& look at him just walking out like a BOSS!!!!

344 / New Backpack
I'm loving my new backpack I got to take my stuff to work with me.

345 / Clearance letter board
I found this letter board on clearance at Target for under $5.00 & was just excited to get the letters.  But then I pulled it out & really liked the board itself & the square shape.  Excited to have these letters with all my other letters from my other board.  I should be good to go now on any phrase I may want to use!

346 / The Greatest Showman
So glad to FINALLLLLLY see it!

348 / Sweet girl
When MSM puts out the "C word" for their morning snack, I just have to hang in the back. The smell is so overwhelming & I will gag & get sick... but its OK, I'm getting used to just changing my routine on those days.  Well, this sweet girl decided to stay with me in the back this time around. How cute & precious is that?  I just love my MSM Girls so much & the hearts they have.

349 / Dinner with our baby girl
So glad she's in town & got to spend some time with her.  It still just freaks us out that she's a real adult.  I guess babies really are always babies in your eyes, aren't they?

So what are you thankful for this week?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


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* I am just so sad over Barbara Bush's passing. I've always just really liked the Bush family.  Especially her - she's always been the biggest supporter of her husband & her sons. I appreciate that. & she's always just seemed real to me.  No holds bar kinda lady.   & I just love her & George have been together all these years.  He always seemed like he was the one in the worst health out of the two.... poor thing. I cant even imagine how heart broken he has to be.

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* I'm sorry, I just dont get the whole Coachella thing. Is it just an excuse to dress like a hippy & make you act like you're in the 70's.... except there's Beyonce instead of Janice Joplin?

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* & speaking of which, I don't get the whole Beyonce thing either. I mean, I get she's talented & has a great voice.... but I just dont get the QUEEN thing.  Like she's the most amazing artist in the world & can do no wrong.!!!!!!!

*Cell phones & cell phone companies are a joke.   Ricky went to see when our contract was up & they told him what I owe $1.25 on my phone & he owes around $200.00 on his. OK... first of all - he PAID in CASH for his phone when we signed the contract. What the heck?  They've been charging him this whole time???? & if we got phones at the same time, why is mine apparently $1.25 due while his is $200?  & every question we had about it, the guy in the store said, "I dont have access to that information".  I never wanted to burn a place down so badly in my life.

* Anyone else watch the Boston Marathon?  I didn't. Wanted to - have watched it every year but at my new job, I wasn't able to - but I was so excited when I heard who won & got to see the highlight reel of it all. GO USA! GO USA WOMEN!!!!! Watching this sort of thing makes me want to pull out my running shoes again & get some miles back under me. .... except running one miles basically FEELS like a marathon at this point.

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* It's still snowing here... in April.... I have no words.

* I hurt myself all the time & noticed every time i do something (paper cut, stump toes, bump into closed doors .... dont judge) I instantly say, OUCH.  & then I thought, is that a natural reaction or who made the word OUCH the word to say when you hurt yourself?  Like why wasn't it like KAPOW or BOOM-SHAKA-LAKA? ... I may try those out on my next injury - which I'm sure will happen very soon.

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Or that one too!

* If you saw my Insta-story on Monday - you know I was just sick. I always have my security camera on, especially in the morning, at work so I can watch the dogs play & make sure they're safe & sound.  Except on Monday, I sat there & watched Harvey Dent bring out my ugg boots & have a hay day with them - swinging them, tossing the, & then putting them on the ground & putting his head in & digging out the lining into the yard.  I felt so utterly helpless - I had to turn it off & just say a sweet prayer of peace for my boots.  Now, these boots have sat at the back door all winter long - I've used them to put on during the cold when we would have to take Bruno out in the frigid temps.... & now, when its Spring, Harvey says its over... no more boots. I guess he's about done with winter too.

What's on your mind you need to get out?

Monday, April 16, 2018

The weekend that I had a date with Hugh Jackman...

This was one of those weekends that I BLINKED... & its Monday again.

I hate that....REALLY hate that.

Friday started off with excitement when I got off work because I got to go pick up my daddy from the rehab hospital! & was TOTALLY shocked when I was waiting at the door with my car & here  he came WALKING OUT!!!!!

You may have seen the video on my Instagram of him walking out - Mr. Smooth.  I still need to upload it to my YouTube so I can share it... I'm sure you'll see it on my Thankful Thursday.

The ride home for him was a little rough, but he made it & the horses were so happy to see him, even if it was from the porch.

We got him comfortable & I took mom to the grocery & to pick up dad's medicine.  Side note - we found the perfect time to go grocery shopping is Friday night. It was totally empty.  Nice!

Saturday, we woke up to a rainy day - yuck... & I spent the first part of my morning sitting out in, you guessed it, the enclosed room. I took some time to knit & Ricky & I chatted the morning away.

I had to run to the bank so I made it a productive trip of going out in the yucky rain by taking a trip to the library too. I'm loving going to the library on the weekends now.

& then since I was by myself, I went to Target & shopped around for the longest time. I honestly was there for so long, I was shocked myself when I saw the time.  & do you  know, I got out to my car & STILL remembered 3 things I forgot to pick up. What is it about Target that makes you totally blank in the brain?????  Forgetting things you need & picking up things you totally never even KNEW you needed!!!! #thestruggleisreal

At least I picked up some new mascara & an eye mask.  Anyone try that mascara yet? I've never seen it before & am always looking for a new one - plus, I'm a Neutrogena fan.

I left Target & ended up going IN the grocery store to do my own shopping. I haven't been in there for nearly 2 months since I started Click List.... & let me tell you - I wont be back. I forgot how miserable it is in there - with the crowds, with the fighting to get down aisles, the wait in the check out lanes, with the loading & unloading in the cart & the car, with forgetting things I needed (UGHHHH - again!).  It reminded me once again its SOOOOO worth the $4.95 to get the Click List - review my grocery list to see if I have everything I need for the week, have it loaded in my car for me, not have to deal with the crowds.  Oh man... I never knew how much I hated the grocery shopping until this weekend. I'll be back on Click List this week FO'SURE!!!!

Ricky ended up having to run down to Home Depot so he was able to meet me after the grocery shopping for some late lunch/early dinner.

& then I wanted to get home & get my shower & settle in because I treated myself at Target by getting what I've been dying to see for the longest time!!!!


I honestly cant say enough good about it.  & I have honestly listened to this song probably, maybe, close to about 50 times in 2 days....

Sunday, we woke up to Spring once again disappearing & it FREEZING outside.

Dear Mother Nature, you need some counseling for the crazy you are going through.  Sincerely, all of us.

I headed to MSM & LOVED the message for the day. We're talking about putting on the Armor of God & this day was about the 'boots & helmet'. The visual of putting on boots with cleats in them to push forward & not get pushed back in the middle of a war.... it was chilling to me. Loved it so much.

& always love talking to my sweet girls.

Get this - do you know one of my girls - in 8th grade now, published a little book. I say little, but its still like 150 pages long.   Can you believe that????  Look at these little achievers in life already!!!

She's hoping to sell it on Amazon so if it goes up there, I'll be sure to let everyone know. I'll be so happy to support one of my girls ESPECIALLY in writing a book.

I left from there & headed to my Joyster group as we finished up our book - Steadfast Love.  I so enjoyed this study so much so if you're looking for one for your group, this one totally has my recommendation. 

& I had to jet out so I could meet Ricky & our baby girl for dinner. So glad to see her again. She was in at Christmas & she didnt know when she was going to make it back. I'm glad it was only 4 months & not a year.  Hoping to see her some more before she heads back home.

Then it was time to go home & do adult things like cleaning, bills, food prep for lunches (look at me) & to just relax....

... & maybe watch The Greatest Showman again.  Just maybe ;)

How was your weekend?

Have you seen The Greatest Showman yet? (Am I the last one?)

Mother Nature still wigging out on you?

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Summer Tote Bag

Favorite Beauty & the Beast

There Might Be Something There That Wasn't There Before -Mrs. Potts Glitter Shirt - Beauty and the Beast Shirt

Favorite Chair

Lounge Chair Bancroft/Cream
Favorite Pillow

Favorite shoes

Under Armour Charged Rebel Running Shoes
Favorite Weirdo Find

Mustard Magnetic Paper Clip Dispenser - Gray Genius Paperclip Holder(M16028)

I am equally loving & disturbed by this paper clip holder

Favorite Funnies

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Monday Afternoon Funny Picture Dump 36 Pics

Tuesday Afternoon Funny Picture Dump 39 Pics

... every week on my weigh day

GIPHY! ( May 4, 2015 at 12:25PM

... ever day I look at the weather forecast & still see Spring is still no where to be seen

GIPHY! ( February 26, 2015 at 11:45PM

... when the work coffee order doesnt come in

GIPHY! ( February 19, 2017 at 09:54PM

... when I'm exhausted &  remember I havent brushed my teeth yet 

GIPHY! ( March 14, 2017 at 09:45PM

.... me at 4;30pm

GIPHY! ( April 7, 2018 at 11:44PM

Happy Weekend Y'all!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

New knees, freedom & movie surprises {Thankful Thursday #172}

This week I am Thankful For:
(Numbers go with my One Thousand Gifts - just ignore)

296 / Watching Ernie
I was so glad to have a day off of work to watch Ernie. He really wasn't doing well the first few days after his neuter surgery & I was glad to keep an eye on him & to call the vet for info & to stay on top of things.

299 / Dad's surgery went well
He's been waiting so long for the knee replacement surgery & I'm so glad everything went well & that part is behind him.... healing all ahead.

300 / Empty Waiting room
This hospital - we've been in it a few times with all of dad's surgeries - & I know how crowded it can be.  But when we got there, of course, it was 6:30am - but they are still usually busy - it was only me  my dad!!! & then while dad was in the surgery, there were 2 other people in the WHOLE AREA!  I had one little area totally to myself the whole 4 hours I waited out there.  I even turned the TV to the station I wanted & knitted the morning away.... the best of a waiting room situation as I've ever had!

301 / Pop in Hello!
It's always nice to know there are nurses in the hospital you know... & it was so sweet that when I posted a picture of my dad in the waiting area, one of the nurses saw it & came in to say hello.  She actually is the wife of someone who works closely with Ricky .... & she is just precious. I was actually going to be her wedding photographer but there was a scheduling clash so I wasn't able to - but loved she still took the time to come in & say hi to me & check on who my dad's doctors was & assure us it was all going to be good. We even saw her in recovery too. #smallworld

307 / My Brother
He's been so helpful with my parents in all of this taking my mom some dinner, taking care of my dad's horses & organizing transportation for my dad getting to the rehab center. He's just really done so much lately & I'm so grateful for every single thing he's adding onto his already busy schedule.

308 / Knee highs
My mom totally came through for me when I told her I needed to get some knee highs for my new shoes I just got... but I havent bought knee highs in forever ... & she pulls out a box she just bought & gave to me.  I was so happy to not have to go to the store :)  It's the little things

310 / Lunch with coworker
I love that I have a Work Sister to go to lunch with  (I told her I take her under my wing like a daughter (she's 29) but I told her I'm better with being her big sister - haha) But she's always up to try new places & there's a little bistro that I've been wanting to try & she was all for it - & it was AMAZING!!!! A great new place to go to at work for a get away.

Greek Wrap!!!

313 / Friday Starbucks tradition
This is the 2nd Friday in a row that me & Meagan walked down for a morning coffee. I hope this is a new Friday tradition.

316 / Dad moved to rehab
It was a little bit of a mess to find him transportation for a wheelchair so he wouldnt have to bend his knee - but my brother got it all figured out & dad got there safe & sound.

320 / Later sunsets
Just that... & beautiful ones too!

326 / Ernie FREE!!!
Friday night, we took the cone off & let him get totally back to the business of being a full time puppy. Cue all the running & playing. My goodness... he was so happy. He played with Harvey for hours & when Harvey tired out, he was so funny watching running around the yard, sitting & watching & chasing birds & just rolling in the grass. He truly was one happy little boy. 

he's in one of those weird stages where his ears are sitting funny on his head :)
I love that... these funny little growth stages

322 / MSM Girl time
Love always spending time with my girls! & especially glad that my high school leader that serves with me was able to make it. She has such a busy life herself & it seems like she couldnt hardly ever make all our other times we get together... so I loved having her with us especially because she leaves for college soon & we're going to miss her so much!!!

323 / Paid movie!
OK - how precious & adorable is this?  When our new youth pastor found out we were going to see the movie, I Can Only Imagine, he said he wanted to treat our group to it.  He was saying how he loved our group was connecting & he wanted to just let the girls know how much he & the church care about them & care about them being together watching such a good movie that has such a good meaning.... so the girls didnt know this & when we got to the theater, here comes our youth Pastor Chandler. Bless his heart! He was actually teaching in the high school class but ran over to the movie theater in between the message & the end & came in & surprised the girls by paying for all of our way.  They were so speechless at the surprise... & then thrilled they had extra money for the concession stand ;) haha... PREACH!

Our incredible new Youth Pastor

What is something good from your week?