Wednesday, February 23, 2011


You better believe the Vikes are Region Champs baby!!

...and Barb survived another season without being arrested.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mad Eye Moody..

We went to our annual eye appointment on Saturday, and it went a little like this..

Dr {as he is examining my right, more unfortunate eye}: Hmm.. {pause} Hmm..
Me: {still just waiting for him to actually say something}
Dr: Has anyone ever told you why your eye is so misshaped?
Me: Well.. no..??
Dr: Hmm.. do you know if they used forceps on you when you were delivered?
Me: haha.. {oh, you're serious}.... um.. not that I know of??
Dr: Well, that would make sense, when an eye is this misshaped, it typically occurs in delivery, and more commonly when forceps are used.
Me: {lovely}
Dr: Oh, but it's nothing to worry about. It isn't a physical defect or anything, you can only see the Birth Defect under a scope.
Me: {Now it's a birth defect? Yeah, that sounds like no big deal at all}

{the eye examination continues for the next 5 min.}

Dr: All right, well I'm going to need to go ahead and special order your contacts {for my one eye only of course, since that is totally normal} since we don't have anything like this in stock. I'm not 100% sure they will fit properly, so you may need to come in for another examination if they irritate your eye.
Me {with no enthusiasm in my voice}: greeeaatttt, thanks.

Of course my mom can't remember if forceps were used or not, but did recall that she did get her wisdom teeth out while I was in the womb. Neat.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

So not Simple.

I got this fine beauty for Christmas from my Mother in law, and let's be honest.. it intimidates me quite a bit. Over the past year or so I have been interested in starting this new hobby, and have seen so many cute things that look so easy to make.. but wasn't I foolish. I have made two pillows, and the first one was more of an embarrassment. It's sad when your husband is showing you how to thread the bobbin, when your Mother in law just gave you an entire tutorial. Looks like my 7th grade TLC class wasn't as useful as I thought. Anyways, I'm determined to master this little machine, so if anyone has any ideas on easy projects, send them my way. Who would have thought that I would really be asking for Sewing advice? I'm getting old aren't I.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Day.

To be quite honest, I personally think Valentines Day is a little overrated. I never really understood what all the hype was about. Don't get me wrong, I'm totally grateful that I have my husband to share it with, but really.. those little candy hearts are nasty. And truthfully, I would so much rather get a bouquet of flowers or a dozen roses when they are completely unexpected. Am I the Valentines Scrooge? Maybe so.. We spent this year the best way we know how.. Some dang good food, and substituted the expensive petals for some absolutely delicious chocolate dipped strawberries. He knows how I roll..

Oh, and if you have never eaten at "The Wild Grape", we highly suggest trying it out! Even though I didn't know about 95% of what was on the menu, the C.A.B tenderloin totally pulled through. Worth every penny.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

It's time..

Do you ever feel like you can never keep up with the latest trends?
I swear, I feel this way constantly.
I buy a cute new outfit, and think I'm totally being daring,
and then my junior high cousins remind me that it was so last year.
I'm totally turning frumpy, aren't I?
Well I just discovered this latest hairstyle,
it's called the melting technique??
All the celebs are doing it, so it must be cool, right?
I figure it has been way too long since I have changed my hair,
{since it used to be an every six month thing}
so why not..

Here goes nothing..
and p.s.
if this does turn into a total disaster,
just make me think I pull it off as well as these ladies.