Sunday, April 7, 2013

Food obsessions...

I am sitting here, reading facebook, and it is full of recipes.  I don't know if this is a new phenomenon, or I'm just paying more attention lately.  I see these pictures of food, pictures that I could never produce from the things I cook, pictures that remind me how lame of a cook I am, and I click on the ingredients and quickly veto them. We are a home with food allergies. After I did this about 3 times today I couldn't help but wonder, one day, when my kids have moved out will I cook these foods?  Will my brain ever get over the veto?  I read labels and recipes and I veto.  Maybe these allergies were God's way of letting me off the hook for my lack of skills in the kitchen or maybe his way of forcing me into it!

Friday, February 6, 2009

We have a mulching mower, not a dog!

So, about 5 years ago I gave in and agreed to be a dog owner. Now, I must say that I have always been a dog lover, but a small dog lover. When I was about 3 a St. Bernard came into our back yard, knocked me out of my swing and laid on top of me. My parents found me and shooed the dog but I have been scared of large dogs since then. Taylor grew up with a golden retreiver and hates small dogs. His "dream" (since college when he started duck hunting) was to train a hunting dog. I gave in and we got Maggie Water Tower (Hunter named her and he was 3), and she was the cutest little 4 pound dog in the world...for about a week! Now I will say that Taylor did an amazing job training her, I am so proud of him. But this is not a dog, I fully believe she is a goat or something. When she was only a few months old she ate the gutter off of our house, she ate the screens off of our house, she has eaten every toy that has come into our back yard, she ate balloons, she ate shoes, she ate the door frame, she ate the swing set, she dug craters all over our get the point! So, now we are in a new (to us) house and I am determined that our yard will be pretty, not a mine field. So, Taylor is pretending that he will wash the dog every week and vacuume all the time so that his baby can be in the house. Well this dog is on crack and can't be still so she is licking herself NON STOP and it's driving me nuts so I bought her this rubber chew toy that said "proven to withstand the toughest chewers" it was a pile of rubber bits within hours. Today I tried again and bought this NASTY real bone and it was over 6 inches long and huge, well I bought it at 3 and it's gone. Now she is over there licking herself again, I think I am going to puke. Is there such a thing as an indestructible dog toy????

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ohh, it's the grossest thing ever...

So, Saturday was a really boring day. We just hung out and did nothing really all day. After watching Tina Fey do the most amazing Sarah Palin impression ever we retired to bed. I snuggled into my bed and rolled over to cuddle my lovely husband... and that's when it happened. I must say this is the greatest violation of my entire marraige and the sole result of Taylors laziness. I was GOUGED by his disgustingly long toenails, seriously there is a cut on my toe. I yelled at him held vomit back and tried unsuccessfully to beat him. My super lazy spouse barely apologized and just rolled over and went to sleep. I was afraid to go to sleep or move all night. I was seriously traumatized. Then to make matters worse he waited 2 more days to clip them, I had to sleep in socks to protect myself. I tried to take a picture of the offensive toes but Taylor outweighs me by about 90 lbs and I didn't stand a chance in our wresteling match for the camera. Just know, I might have to go to counseling over this. There is something to be said for the Metrosexual.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I might be Debbie Downer

So, since I spoke with or saw you last (and this applies to everyone because I am in the land of the loner right now) here is what has changed:
1) We moved to Highland Village
2) I quit teaching pre-school
3) Cooper had an esophogeal biopsy (No I can't spell these things, I am okay with that)
4) Cooper got diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, which is a disease that has only exisisted for 10 years and how to treat it is a total crap shoot, the doctors don't know
5) Coop had 2 allergy tests and he's allergic to SO MUCH FOOD and we are implenting this into our home. This means that we can't eat out ANYWHERE and I have to cook everything from scratch. PS: I hate cooking and I suck at it
6) We enrolled Hunter into a new school which is half home school half school school, so I am half teaching (:
7) The first time I took a bath (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE) the tub in the master (upstairs) drained into the dining room (downstairs)
8) My dog learned to jump our fence, and she's not fixed's only a matter of time

It has been a crazy summer, to say the least and I am just ready for it to end! God, give me normalcy and simplicity. PS all of this chaos started after my Memaw told me she was going to pray for me to get patience. I don't think we are speaking any more!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ah, a bright spot!

So as many of you know Cooper thinks he is actually batman. He will tell me that he isn't getting married or having kids because he is Batman and Batman is not married and doesn't have kids. Last night we were hanging out at my parents house and I was telling my aunt and cousin about how Coop is batman, so I said "Cooper, are you getting married?" He said "nu uh" I said "are you going to be a daddy when you grow up?" He said "no" So I asked "why not?" Knowing he would say because I am Batman. Coop sits up and says "Because Hunter kicked me in the nuts." We were all laughing at this hilarious response, it was priceless. When we got in the car Taylor looked at me and said "Last week I tried to explain to the boys why we don't hit or kick in the crotch..." It was too funny, I guess Coop thinks he got kicked too hard!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Well, it is getting Better...if you care

So, in case my chaos is overwhelming, I apologize. It seems that we FINALLY sold our house (barring some finance disaster. The people diceded that they want it and they want us out in less than a month. That is awesome except that we don't have another house to go to, scary right? So my poor mom is our realtor and she showed us, no lie, over 30 houses in 2 days. We found one that is as close to perfect as we can get and made an offer. So it seems we will be closing 2 houses in one day and moving in less than 2 weeks. It has been really stressful and for those of you that have been a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen thank you so much. I promise to not be as crazy in a few weeks, maybe and keep praying for the other 3 stressors in our lives, hopefully God will be as helpful in those situations as he was in this one! So we are super excited and super nervous. YEAH

Monday, July 14, 2008

Please pray for me.

Hey we have had an insane summer and I um under a lot of stress. Please just pray for me for clarity, peace and the audible voice of God in about 4 areas of my life that are all happening in the next few short weeks. Thanks!