Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Do a little frog giggin', skinny dippin'...

We went to Fort Wayne this weekend to see Brantley Gilbert and Eric Church, in Eric's Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour.  Can I just say they both ROCKED?!  Oh my word, they were totally worth it.  Brantley did 5 songs, and then Eric came out and just killed it.  We completely enjoyed ourselves, and totally didn't want to come back down here to start the workweek again.
I went over to the house today, to begin painting.  I don't know who planned a burgundy dining room, but they are dumb!  I've got one coat done of a light blue, and sometime this week I have to go back and do the second coat.  If not this week (Friday) definitely Monday, since Charlie is off work, and Luke will be in school all day. 
Edit: I went up there today, and finished painting the dining room.  I just had to do a quick second coat- so nothing too awful bad.  I also did our bedroom, and the upstairs bathroom, just a cleaning.  I WANTED to paint at least the bathroom upstairs, but didn't have enough supplies with me to just do it.  That's fine with me, I'll go back up there Friday, replace covers on the dining room, and then paint probably the bathroom upstairs, and ceiling in our bedroom, along with MAYBE the living room, since I still have to purchase paint for the living room.  Dunno.  I have paint for the bathroom upstairs- a couple years ago Glidden was giving away free samples of paint, and I had one sent to me.  It's a quart, and the bathroom upstairs is the size of a closet.  Which will be perfect, since the bottom half of said closet is tiled as well, so it's literally probably 100 feet of paint, total.  And, it won't be nearly as bad to cover, since it's white/very light pink currently. 
And, of course I'm scanning pinterest like a fiend, trying to find ideas for all the rooms.  I want to be able to have a cute house, without spending a ton of money, since I'm cheap, and poor. 

It's Leap Day!

And my in-laws are coming for dinner tonight.  They might be taking us out to dinner, but they might not be.  Really, all I know is they are coming from a state park near here, and eating with us at 6ish.  Yes, and Charlie complains when my mom and dad don't have set in stone plans.  Whatever.  ;) 
Either way, if they eat with us or not, I am roasting a chicken here soon.  I've got it on the menu for 3 meals- and of course, the roast has to come first, before bbq chicken pizza and chicken quesadillas.  I love cooking once and eating 3 times.  It's so much better than cooking something different every night.  And, it saves money, so definitely double score!  And the carcass will make stock probably tomorrow or Friday, to freeze and use later. 
And, I've finally told my parents that we're moving.  Mom took it decently well, considering we've kind of been preparing her for a few months now- you know, if we don't buy a house, we're definitely renting, since I hate living in an apartment.  So I finally told mom Monday night, and she was all excited- her biggest concern was Luke, and how he's going to react to changing schools mid year.  Well, he's not, like I told her, we're not telling the school that we're moving until the end of the year, and we're just driving him to/from school every day.  It'll stink big time, but it's only for 6-7 weeks, and could be so much worse.  And at least it seems like the winter is over (knock wood), and hopefully the traffic/drive won't be too bad.  Basically we're moving to a more rural community in our county.  Less than a mile from our house is farmland.  Which, OMG, LOVE!  The older I've gotten, the more obvious it's become that I am a country girl/farmer at heart. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras, y'all!!

I love Mardi Gras- I hate crowds, but going to Mardi Gras is definitely on my bucket list, I want to see the parades, I want to see the krewes, everything.  I don't want to have to flash the girls, but really, who wants to see an old lady's twins?  'Cuz really,  that's when I'll be out there!! 
Everything else is going along well- we went out to the house yesterday to start cleaning it up.  Got through two rooms before Luke lost interest, and began spilling water all over the living room.  Oops.  Thank heavens it's wood floor!  We've (I've) started picking paint colors, and now I just have to go purchase them.  Still haven't found curtains yet, but haven't started looking really for them either.  I'm sort of just planning on making them, if I can't find anything, so I'm not looking too hard, if that makes sense.  But, I've pretty much decided the entire house will be shades of blue and green, except for Luke's room.  He's still going with a train/dinosaur theme, and we found coordinating paint for both, so that will be awesome. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

There is a special place in Hell....

A friend of mine came to me today, because he found out some very disturbing news- his 2 daughters were molested by a trusted family member.  He doesn't know what to do, he's pissed, upset, guilt-ridden, etc.  I promised I'd try and locate some low cost/sliding scale/free therapists for him.  There's just a special place in hell for child molesters and killers of old people. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Burpee's, Where is my catalog??

We are moving to an actual house in just a few short weeks.  When we found out we were moving, we went ahead and requested a catalog from Burpee's, because I love looking at the pictures rather than looking at them over the internet.  There's just something about being able to actually look at the book, turn the pages, and circle what you want.  And look at them at your leisure.  <----- And that is why I can never own a Kindle or other e-reader.  But anyway...  I'm not so patiently waiting for my catalog, and plotting my garden. 
Right now we're looking at about 100 sq. feet, so we're definitely getting heirloom tomatoes, some peppers- green and jalapeno, perhaps some beans, potatoes, horseradish, and I know some other stuff too, but I can't think of specific things right now.  Based on last year, multiple types of peppers, and multiple types of tomatoes.  And carrots.  I found an idea on pinterest that I'd like to try for growing carrots. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I went to a small, Midwestern University with a very strong Greek system.  I wanted to rush a specific house, but was told not to go through Formal Rush, because they weren't going to deal with everything, and just pass bids out during Informal rush.  Nationals didn't like that, and actually yanked their house.  So I didn't get into my first choice house.  I went through formal rush as a sophomore, knowing that they only took a few sophomore women- my year they took 9.  Out of about 250 women or so.  I was decently okay with it, although it still stung from not being able to rush my first choice house the year before.
So now I'm reading a book called Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities, by Alexandra Robbins, and I'm immediately 19 again, going through rush, and being rejected from all of the houses.  Weird, how I'm almost 20 years out of that situation, and I'm immediately plunged right back into the feelings that I had when I went through it the first time. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A visit to a psychic and the Super Bowl

Yesterday, a group of us women decided to go to a psychic.  One of us had really good things to say about The Pyramid of Enlightenment, so we went there.  OMG, can I just say I had the best reading?  I had my Tarot cards read, and everything was really positive.  There are some huge changes coming up here in a few months, all positive, and I got some guidance to where I possibly should look for my 'next' career.  It was very cool.  I'm going back in a few months with my BFF, because she wants to go for her birthday.  So I will take her there for her birthday, and we'll see how her reading goes.  :)
And, in a super duper uncomfortable segue, are you ready for some FOOTBALL???  The fourth quarter is here, and we have to show the world we can put on a fantastic game.  I LOVE that we've put on such an awesome show, and that there is already talk of Indy hosting again.  Whooo doggy!!  Thrilled to pieces, it's definitely a huge thrill. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

T Minus 3 days....

This is my favorite picture of the Super Bowl.  And really, this is the image I want to remember from this whole weekend.  Hopefully, we've proven to the NFL that we want another Super Bowl, and they will give it to us again soon!!

Today is my birthday.  Charlie and Luke made cupcakes for me last night, and then Charlie went out and bought cookies, and Red Stripe.  I know we're doing something next week for it, but am not sure what.  I wanted to go to Fogo, but that's a BIT expensive.  But from what I've heard, so worth it. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Please, mind your own business

Usually, I do not like to discuss 3 things- sex, politics, and religion.  They naturally invite discussion, and sometimes, alright, lots of times, it creates discord between the people discussing them.  I don't like that, and usually just ignore topics when they come up amongst friends/family. 
Sex and religion came up the other day, when a picture was posted on facebook, talking about Girl Scout cookies, and what Girl Scouts support- Planned Parenthood, Gays and Lesbians, etc.  This photo came up in discussion at Charlie's family's party this past weekend.  His older brother, Marty, hadn't seen the picture, as he's not on fb, but his younger brother, a$$hat, had seen it.  (I made sure to post it on my husband's page, but whatever.... ;) )  They ended up bashing the Girl Scouts, because of what they gave their money to, and said that they had to rethink all their children joining GS.  That's fine, and I said that, along with the fact that I couldn't support Boy Scouts, knowing how the BS supports homophobic ideals.  His mom about ripped me a new neck, because her sons were in Boy Scouts, and it was wonderful, etc.  **Random aside- Really MIL?  Your family isn't fucked up?  Your youngest son forced his first wife to get married, and after their divorce, drove to Missouri to meet a girl from Am I Hot or Not? and then married a girl who was a student where he was a teacher.  Just saying. **
This whole thing just reminds me why I don't discuss these things with people, including my husband.  They don't understand where I'm coming from, and I can't understand where they're coming from.  My uterus is my business, my beliefs are my business.  I do not feel that harping on your beliefs/values makes any one more likely to believe what you believe.  As a matter of fact, I think it makes it worse.  I'm less likely to value what you say when you're just repeating the same things over and over again.  I've often wondered what they would say if I told them what I *really* feel- Planned Parenthood is okay.  I've been there.  I didn't have insurance, but I needed to get a pregnancy test done.  Gays and Lesbians are awesome people (except for bitter queens, but they're fun too!).  I am pro-choice, but I would never have an abortion.  I can't take that choice away.  I'm not going to stand in judgement over your choices.  I'm also not going to judge if you decide to abort your rapists' or your dad's baby. 
I am a Catholic, but definitely don't believe everything they preach.  I believe that everyone has to find their own way to God, and sometimes it's not through organized religion.  Sometimes, organized religion is a crock o' crap.  And I'm fine with that.  If you know you're going to God, that's good enough for me.