To continue on with my while I was not blogging update.
After a nice relaxing long over due adult weekend....Monday the 3rd was back to the grind at work.
Tuesday Mama Lou flew back to Texas from spending the weekend with sweet Hill. I’m so glad she gets to come spend time with him. He calls her’ Mah-na-u’ now. It’s cute. He’s cute, in case you didn’t know that already.
Wednesday the 5th we had family night and Chip, Hill and I went to Pop’s Produce where they have no less than a zillion pumpkins of all shapes colors and sizes. Chip and I picked out our pumpkins to carve and then Hill got a small pumpkin and a gourd to play with.
Hill helped us carve the pumpkins. He didn’t really like getting the gook and seeds out but once it was cleaned he was cool with the whole idea of carving a pumpkin. He really liked that the pumpkin has a “hat” (the lid) he would take in on and off and laugh. We baked the pumpkin seeds I think Hill ate the majority of them.
|Because it's always important to take the cell phone charger |
with you when you buy pumpkins.
|Look who we saw buying 'puh-kins,'|
|Chip & Hill carving their first pumpkin together|
|Chip's is the mean one on the left...with the eyebrows.|
Then Thursday the 6th I was invited to go to the Madison Chamber Of Commerce Ladies Night gala. My friend Kelly invited me and I was so glad she did! We’ve never really hung out before but have been wanting to and talking about it for a couple YEARS now. Kelly and I talk often but she has two kiddos and her hands full so I understand that getting together is a little hectic to say the least. The event was to benefit Breast Cancer, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’m pretty sure we were the funnest people there and I don’t care if funnest is not a word. I do have to say that I loved watching the Madison ladies cut a rug to the 1-900 band who were awesome. Though I have to say that I’m sure they enjoyed watching me dance too *blush.* I do know for a fact that EVERYONE enjoyed watching Kelly whoop up on winning the hoola hoop contest! I’m not too sure that I’ve ever laughed so hard IN MY LIFE. She was in the “hoola hoop zone” if there is such thing and she pulled it off. There was one girl that got a little snide about it. Ah girls are so dang caddy even as adults. We were some of the last people there and fun was had by all. Thanks Kelly for inviting me!
|Signing the breast cancer awareness car|
|I had fun, but this nun may have had a lot more fun!|
She was a dancing machine.
|This is a freaky picture.|
They handed out pink gloves and we didn't really
know what to do with them so we wore them around.
|Breast cancer gang signs|
|Paul Ott was the guest speaker and a breast cancer survivor.|
|Break it on down!|
|Work it girl!|
|WIN IT GIRL!|
We did winterize the ski boat. Here is Hill cleaning and getting one last pretend drive in before she goes 'night night' for the winter. My hope is that we get the ski boat and fishing boat out of our drive way and into their winter resting places so that every time we pull in the driveway Hill doesn't say "Dada's two boats!" He's good at reminding me how much room they take up in our garage and driveway.
Monday the 10th was Columbus Day, a bank holiday. I was still up at the crack of dawn because I had an eye doctor appointment at 8:15am. I was embarrassed to tell Dr. Middleton that I hadn’t been to have my eyes checked in probably 10 years. Yup, I kid you not. I decided that I took for granted my ears and they went to crap so I must take care of my eyes. Surprising to me, I got a good report. I need some reading glasses that I will try to get over the counter to see how that works for just for reading only then if they don’t work then I will have to get prescription reading glasses because I have astigmatism. After my appointment I ran to grab a donut at the Daylight Donut place in town. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to start wearing disguises when I go in there because it’s way too frequent. I ran to the pharmacy, got gas in the car and went to order new tires for my car. All of this before 9:30 am. I was crazy OCD that morning - probably because I was secretly nervous about our trip to Memphis to visit Dr. Shell, Hill’s plastic surgeon.
Chip, Hill and I left town mid-morning to get to Memphis in time for his 2:30 appointment. It’s always a pleasure to see all of the fun ladies at Dr. Shell’s office. His nurse assistant is having a baby on November 17th! I am so mad that I’ve seen her no less than 7 times since April and she didn’t even tell me! She’s so tiny though and never showed – not even in July the last time we were there! She has a little boy close to Hill’s age so she will have her hands full! We got to the appointment early and we had a little of a wait before we were called back. So in the interim Hill insisted on entertaining the ladies and also reading the brochures that were sitting out.
|All about Breast Augmentation|
|I think this is the part where he turned the page and said "Boobie!"|
Where did he learn that word? Seriously?
I leave you there for tonight. I will follow up my next post with our trip to Texas for Uncle Jason's wedding. It deserves a blog post of it's own.
I promise it won't be another month and a half before I blog. I was going into detox shakes from not getting my mental release. Blogging is my therapy. It keeps me sane. I think I lost my sanity over the past month but I'm working on gathering myself back together....for the sake of my mental health.