Monday, November 27, 2006

E For Effort

So I finished that blanket I was working on, but the only thing I have to take pictures with is my cell phone. Here are the wonderful results of this fabulous photo shoot.

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Z also gets an E for effort. We've been trying to teach him basic commands. He's trying really hard, but I think he might be a little confused.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It's Only Words



1. Yourself: strong
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend (spouse): love
3. Your hair: red
4. Your mother: heart
5. Your father: bad
6. Your favorite item: ring
7. Your dream last night: strange
8. Your favorite drink: diet
9. Your dream car: hybrid
10. The room you are in: den
11. Your ex: forgotten
12. Your fear: losing
13. What you want to be in 10 years? married
14. Who you hung out with last night? Rob
15. What you're not? Liar
16. Muffins: Chocolate
17. One of Your Wish List Items: Camera
18. Time: short
19. The last thing you did: twitch
20. What you are wearing: Yuck
21. Your favorite weather: mild
22. Your favorite book: Horror
23. The last thing you ate: food
24. Your life: Test
25. Your mood: tired
26. Your best friend: rob
27. What are you thinking about right now? bed
28. Your car: Black
29. What are you doing at the moment? typing
30. Your summer: Move
31. Your relationship status: married
32. What is on your TV? Hanks
33. What is the weather like? chilly
34. When is the last time you laughed? morning

I found this over at Knitorious, and I thought it was an interesting meme. I figured I ought to post something since I am camerless. I think the title is very appropriate considering that my blog has been reduced to only words. Blogs are no fun without pictures, and I'm not really sure when that situation is going to be fixed. Alas, the money tree never sprouted. I really need to get a better gardener.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Seriously, I can't win for losing...

I have family coming for Thanksgiving. Now don't get me wrong, I am beyond happy about that. So happy in fact, that I cried when I heard the news. Family coming equals a mad rush to get the house "company ready". (Now had I been listening to the Flylady, I wouldn't be in this predicament) We still have a kitchen to paint, and lots of little things to do like buy a table to eat on. Yeaaaah, little things. Hah!

Anyways, we went out the other night to buy new dishes and do some other shopping. When we got home, Rob propped up his golf clubs and began to help me put stuff away. All the sudden we heard a loud crash in the living room. His golf bag had fallen and broke the glass to the little table by the front door. Doh! That's strike one.

Today the long awaited pictures I ordered for my kitchen arrived. I open up the package only to find that one of the prints wasn't cropped like it was supposed to be, and the other one has dings and scratches all over the frame. Strike two!

I email the company that I bought the pictures from, they say tell me all they need is a picture of the damage and mistake and they will fix it no problem. Guess what! Oh come on you can guess it....The *&$%!!@* camera cord has a short in it or my camera is broken. Point being, I can't get any pictures off of my camera!! STRIKE THREE!!!

Mix all thoses strikes in with an eye that hasn't stopped twitching for nearly two months, two brothers in Iraq, and NO HUSBAND for our first Thanksgiving and Christmas in our new home and you get a pretty ticked off Stacie. So with all that in mind, I think I should take a deep breath and look on the bright side. Hmm where did I leave that bright side? Oh here it is...

1. The table that broke was a freebie that we got nearly ten years ago. It's a sad loss, but at least I didn't pay for it. I think I can move on.

2. The pictures may have been all messed up, but I can at least pick the paint color for the kitchen finally. Also, the company is being very cooperative. That's a big plus.

3. In the grand scheme of things a broken camera is really not that big of a deal. Minus that whole twitchy eye thing, I still have my health.

4. Maybe the constant eye twitching is somehow burning enough calories to justify a piece of dark chocolate everyday. Yeah that's the ticket!

5. I have no doubt in my mind that both of my brothers will come home safe. I refuse to entertain the thought of any other outcome. We have lots of people (thank you) praying for them!

6. I have the bestest husband in the whole wide world! Missing him makes me realize just how much I love him. I have all the Thanksgivings and Christmases of my life to spend with him.

Ok so maybe I can win from losing :)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Here We Go Again!!

My brother Chris is getting sent to Iraq for a third time. Please keep him, Saundra, Trey, and Jaxon in your thoughts and prayers. I can't imagine how hard it is for them to have to go through this not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES. As you remember he was injured during his last deployment, so these are going to be very nerve racking times. Two brothers in Iraq is no fun you guys. Whether you agree or disagree with the war, you would have to agree that stinks!! Another thing you have to agree on is that this is one good lookin' family. I love you guys hang in there!!!

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Johnny Cash Fans?

I just saw the new video for Johnny Cash's song, God's Gonna Cut You Down, and I thought I would share it with you. I'm not typically a country music fan per say, but I love me some Johnny Cash. I have been a fan since my Pawpaw (ya'll now I'm from the Appalachian mt's right?) would sit down with his guitar and sing his songs to me when I was little. "Play that prison song again Pawpaw!! Please!!" My heart broke when he passed away, but I was not surprised. I knew he wouldn't last long (4 months!) without his beloved June. Now that's a love story right there. I must admit, I was quite suprised by the video in that it was not what I expected. A long list of *celebrities (Kate Moss? huh?) appear in the video, which appears to be a tribute to The Man In Black. Now it seems that many fans have extremely differing opinions on it. Some love it. Some are just plain ticked off. What do you think?

*Iggy Pop, Kanye West, Chris Martin, Kris Kristofferson, Patty Smith, Terrence Howard, Flea, Q-Tip, Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Sir Peter Blake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Woody Harrelson, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Tommy Lee, Dixie Chicks, Mick Jones, Sharon Stone, Bono, Shelby Lynne, Anthony Kiedis, Travis Barker, Lisa Marie Presley, Kid Rock, Jay Z, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Corinne Bailey Rae, Johnny Depp, Graham Nash, Brian Wilson, Rick Rubin, and Owen Wilson

Sunday, November 05, 2006

R.I.P Tablecloth

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Here's a last look at a tablecloth I was working on before I R.I.P it. I could not resist the play on words as dorky as it seems. Alas, the table cloth is too small, and I don't feel like using the brain power it takes to figure out all the pineappley increasing. To me it's easier to rip and go up a few hook sizes. No biggy :)