So while I have a minute since hubby is in Oxford watching football and tiny boy is napping.... I will vomit all over you the hodge podge of things that we have been doing over the past, what seems like, millennia. There is no order to these photos, just random what's been going on. Some of these things I may have already talked about...but just humor me and listen again.
I went all Brittany Spears on my dogs and shaved them. I'd had enough of their hair and tumbleweeds rolling throughout my house. I am not too sure why I've waited 9 years to do this?
|Foxy Mama - notice her sweet bow on her head.|
She felt pretty even though she's all street tough.
|Katie Lou stays shaved, but her ears became a big glob of knotted yarn.|
So they got shaved.
|This is my niece Hannah's back to school notebook.|
How sweet that she put pics of Hilly poo on the front!
Jane Claire and the girls came to town to visit. I don't know why I only have this picture. We hung out all weekend - shame on me for not capturing all the fun stuff we did! All the cousins came over Sunday, August 28th and played on the big blowup water slide. Fun was had by all. Anyway, you can sort of see that Addie is pushing Hill in his car.
This is my neighbors pimp station wagon.
The other day I stopped to ask them if they wanted to sell it because it just looks like something I need. They were willing to sell it, but it was more than I wanted to pay for a silly toy. Seriously, how freaking awesome is this wagon? Paneling, what! White walls, shut your mouth! It has a huge steering wheel, A/C, great interior and the seat in the way back that flips backwards so you can stare at the car behind you on long road trips and pick your nose. Growing up my best friends family had a maroon one like this. We use to play hide and go seek in that thing while our crayons melted in the dash. Hill needs childhood memories like that. We could load up the kiddo and dogs and just do whatever. We'd be the Griswold's. I know Hill would love it if I dropped him off at school in this relic.
Football season has started. I found my favorite Grove picture in all the history of Grove pictures. It was taken 2 years ago at the Auburn game.
|Colonel Reb & Jesus Christ|
Like I said, this is a hodge podge of pictures...I found this one that is from when we went to Nashville a few weeks ago. Had to toss this one in on the post because my boys are sweet.
As most of you know, Chip is the cook in our house. When we have family cooking night he gives me my chore and then usually stands over me to tell me how it probably needs to be done the way I'm not doing it. So I take pictures instead.
|Hill is in charge of putting on the pepperoni on home made pizza night.|
I did scatter the cheese on it. See, I can cook.
|Katie Lou being nosey while Hill looks on.|
|Hill gets to put the seeds in.|
|Aren't they cheesy tacky cute?|
|I love his 3 inch long legs.|
They make me smile.
Thank Heaven for Chip's step mom or I'm not sure what I'd have done. Nana stepped up to the plate that Monday when daycare called and she took him to the doctor for me so he could get on antibiotics right away. (side note: we went to the doctor every week in August and part of July with random ailments. Seriously, it's embarrassing.) He was out of daycare Monday and Tuesday. Went to school Wednesday and then started throwing up again on Thursday so he was out Friday too. He had strep like I'd never seen. It made him nauseated and he would only eat Nacho Cheese Doritos and fruit roll ups. I think I'd probably throw up too. Anyway, he overcame it...we think/hope.
|He felt so bad he didn't want to eat.|
|I was able to get a little substance in the boy.|
He's a sweet mess.
Meanwhile, the Wednesday that he did go to school I had to go to Jackson to get a tube put in my ear. Yes, I'm the 31 year old that has tubes in my ears. It's weird to tell people that because they usually associate tubes with little kids. So I usually don't say anything because I get a crooked look as they say "Really?" as if I were a 31 year old that still breast fed or something.
I was a big girl as I got the tube in my ear. No anti-anxiety meds because I was alone and the sole caregiver to my son should he fall ill again and need me. Before Dr. House put my tube in he stuck this sucker thing in my ear - like when you go to the dentist and it sucks your spit - but he stuck it in my ear to get out the fluid (vomit right?) Well it gets better. I could feel it sucking my breath away from my throat through my ear! Then my sinus' were all dried out. Whoa. I know - it felt just as weird as it sounds. Ok so maybe I am a kid. Whatever, now you are judging me. See this is why I just don't tell people I have tubes in my ears.
After the procedure which took a nano second EVERYTHING WAS SO LOUD! Oh wow it was loud. I told Dr. House that this was going to take some getting use to. He told me that some people are so use to not being able to hear that they can't take it once they are able to hear all the sounds. He assured me that if I hadn't adjusted in a couple of weeks he could take it out. How odd that I'd rather be partially deaf than subjected to this continual rock concert volume 24-7. My ear did settle and by that night it had popped or something and I adjusted way better. The tube has made a cozy home in my ear. THE END....don't you just love that story? Weirdo.
Moving on ~
When I worked from home I had my office in the side room off our kitchen. It then became the "dogs room" once I went back to work within society. For the past forever Chip has had his office in our guest bedroom. We decided that when guests come it would be nice for them to have their own room and not have to boot Hill out of his room. I secretly think it was a way for Chip to get me to clean up all the crap I stored in the corner of the dogs room. So the office renovation began....
Chip's step dad is really handy and thrify. He said he could build us a desk for mere pennies - - and that he did! I love it!
|Before: Foster getting one last rest in his old room before construction begins.|
|During: Hill and I using power tools.|
(Don't look up my shorts!)
|During: Ed & Hill finding studs.|
Wait, they are the studs. Sorry I couldn't resist the cheese of saying that.
Especially Hill with no pants on.
|I like to call it the Mission Control Room|
left to right: Chip's Mac laptop, my Mac desktop, my Dell laptop and Chip's work laptop.
During renovation redo week we also hung a TV outside on the patio. I have to brag on hubby for a second. I knew his intentions when he broached the subject on wanting a tv outside - He had football on the brain. But I've got to give it to him. He researched and found a brand new 28" LCD flat screen tv and wall bracket for less than $200 at Walmart.com. Why the heck not? I refuse to take a picture until the wires are all in place and I have decorated. Well, I take that back. I did take a picture and it looks stupid because it's like "Hey, I'm a tv on a wall" and doesn't do the set up justice. I have to admit that Hill really really enjoys watching Mickey Mouse outside while putting sticks in his wagon. Ridiculous, I know. He can also watch cartoons while.....
|Playing on the "tractor"|
So now do you see why I haven't posted in 3 weeks? Do you forgive me? Have you abandon me as I have you? There is much more to talk about...work being one of them. I don't really like to talk about work on my blog but once I get settled I'll give you the latest on my bitter sweet transition.
I leave you with this picture. It describes how I feel lately, tired. We went over to our neighbors house, the Davis', to watch the Auburn vs. MS State game and Hill played and played and came home to conk out. I'm sure I will regret his napping at 4:00 pm and it's now 6:30 pm and he's still asleep. Oh well, it was worth being able to get to blog for a bit.