Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman 1925-2008

Today we mourn the loss of actor, philanthropist and race car driver, Paul Newman.

I found out via text message while I was at work today. I said to my co-worker (who is 23):
Awww, Paul Newman died. How sad.
To which she replied:
I loved him in Grumpy Old Men.
Ahhh, no that would be Jack Lemmon...he's dead too though.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Word of the day (from the Tim Gunn Dictionary)

Precipice

prec·i·pice
Pronunciation:
pre-s(ə-)pəs\
noun
1: a very steep or overhanging place
2: a hazardous situation ; broadly : brink

Used in a sentence:
On the precipice of a financial meltdown, a bailout deal has been reached.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Always in search of the perfect lip gloss

Target unveiled three new make-up collections: Pixi, JK Jemma Kidd, and NP Set. I love make-up and I love buying it even more. I must have a dozen or so lip glosses. (It's an addiction)

I was there for the usual diapers, formula, and a basket full of crap that I don't need when this make up caught my eye. There was so much to choose from. I wound up purchasing another lip gloss. I got the Pixi Vitamin Lip Silk in Flora. I am always in search of the perfect lip gloss. I need a lip gloss that when the wind blows my hair doesn't stick to my lips, that last more than 30 minutes, that doesn't look like my lips are bleeding pink goo, that doesn't leave that disgusting white gunk behind that is only noticeable when I smile, and most of all that looks natural! I'll give this a try.

In my make-up drawer:

Lip sticks, glosses and balms...OH MY!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stylish baby bibs

I found these super stylish baby bibs:

Because when Bryn pukes, she needs to look good!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Be a part of my entourage won't you?

Follow me!

Damn you Gustav!

~New Landscaping: $150

~A new front door: $700

~Food to replace two freezers and the refrigerator: $850

~Repairs to my truck that broke down while evacuating: $7,500
*It would have broken down regardless, but it's nice to place blame on something else.

~The look on my face right now...PRICELESS!

Yeah, these priceless things are way overdone...Sorry!

Christmas shopping...already!

I have started my Christmas shopping early this year. You know, as opposed to my normal freaking out the week of because I have forgotten something. I decided it was in my best interest to get a head start. My boys are relatively easy. We usually get one big thing for them to share and then they get a bunch of individual things (toys, clothes, books, DVDs, games, etc.). Last year they got a trampoline, this year we bought them a Wii. We bought it early because we knew that closer to Christmas they would be hard to come by. It was hard enough to find one now! I am however having difficulty buying for my daughter, who will be 9 1/2 months around Christmas. She doesn't really understand the holiday, nor does she really care about presents. The other night she played with a napkin for 20 minutes. Hmmm, one pack of Mardi Gras napkins?? I am not going to go crazy this year for her but I want to get her something that she could enjoy for a while. I also want something that is organic and educational. Tall order, I know. Well I have been doing a little online shopping, as I usually do, and I came across some great options.



I love those stacker toys, but they are usually plastic. I found this soft stacker that is made with pretty fabric that makes a crinkly sound and each ring has a bell or a rattle in it. Great for hand-eye coordination and pretty adorable too!

What baby doesn't love a stuffed animal? This little pig is so cute and he is made with 100% organic cotton, stuffed with wool, and the dyes are non-toxic. I won't have to worry about her chewing on it. How cute is he?


From the same people that make the soft stacker, is this soft block set. I loved playing with blocks as a kid and these are great for babies and they are pretty!




Organic fruit basket, with plush fruit, is great for teething. Made with 100% organic Egyptian cotton. How cute! They also have a little veggie crate.
Another great thing about all these toys, they are machine washable. That is a huge plus!
Let the shopping begin!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

This blog is brought to you by the letter M

Logan is in kindergarten and his homework for Monday was to draw the letter M, upper and lower case. Then he was to draw something in the picture box that started with the letter M. He drew boobs. Yeah, that's right, boobs! Chad's response: "No, they don't start with M." Well, actually they do start with the letter M, Mammaries. I couldn't help but laugh, but of course I had to turn my head. Chad made him color over it otherwise it would have accompanied this post. ; )

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The boys are back!

That's right people...The Kings of Leon are back! Their new album drops September 23rd and they are the musical guest on Saturday Night Live next Saturday(Sept. 20). I already have their new song downloaded from iTunes. Love 'em!

Oops!

Click here to see the SNL skit.

Is immitation the sincerest form of flattery?


Although Saturday Night Live isn't what it used to be, I love it during election time. It's equal opportunity political humor at its best. If you didn't see this last night click here.
Tina Fey does a spot on impression of Gov. Sarah Palin. I have always loved Amy Poehler's "Hilary", but the two together...fantastic! It takes me back to the Bush/Kerry skits on SNL that I hold so dear!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Salvation Army


On my way into work this morning I saw a fleet of Salvation Army trucks headed to help our neighbors in Texas (Houston is 4 hours away). Not only that but when Chad was working during Gustav, they were there to hand out cold drinks and snacks. I will definitely be making a charitable donation to the Salvation Army this Christmas!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

As Hurricane Ike bears down on Texas, here in Louisiana we are feeling the effects. We are on the Eastern side, which is the bad side. Areas here are flooding and the winds are really blowing. The wind woke me up last night it was so loud. Logan thought a ghost was in his room because it was howling and whistling. My boys are scared and want to leave. C tried to explain that it isn't coming here. They just know Katrina, and it freaks them out. They don't want their house to blow away. :(
Mayor of NOLA, Ray Nagin, has offered up hotels in the city. Just ask for the "Ray Nagin special". He said that this will be the cheapest that you will be able to visit NOLA. What a guy! I say that with the utmost sarcasm!
Be safe Texas!! I pray that it isn't as bad they forecast.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

On the road again...

Well I am finally going home. I don't have power as of yet or a vehicle. I found out that my engine seized, somehow oil was leaking. Yeah, that sucks! My dad is letting me use his truck to get home. He has a motorcycle and he will drive that until he can come down and get his truck. Plus I will be able to drive his truck around and not have to worry about getting to work. As far as the power thing goes, crews are diligently working on it. I hope it will be back on by the time I get there. We do have generator but our well is not hooked up to it. We will have to get that wired into it.
It seems these damn hurricanes are following me. Hanna is coming this way (NC). Ike is not far behind, and could possibly make it's way into the Gulf (but let's not think that).
I think I must have pissed Karma off!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Making the best of it

I have been taking the kids swimming everyday to keep them busy. They have been through a lot and I am trying to make it up to them the best I can. My dad's neighbor has been so kind to let us use the pool. They love it!

I think our next house will have to have a pool!

What an inspiration!

I have been watching the Republican National Convention the past few nights. I was really excited to watch Sarah Palin last night. This woman is remarkable! She's a mother of five, an executive, a leader, a wife of 20 years, and a real woman...with real family issues. I think it is appalling that the media and left-wing bloggers are attacking her as a mother. I applaud Obama's response, family should be off limits. She is a woman with morals and conviction. I love that she said that mother's of special needs children will have an ADVOCATE in Washington. I have a 28 year old cousin with Down's Syndrome. It is a lifetime commitment! One thing she said resonates with me: There are those that use change to promote their careers and those who use their careers to promote change. WOW!
Sarah Palin is truly an inspiration, to mothers and especially to working mothers like myself. It proves that you can have it all. What a beautiful family. They are all gorgeous! If you watched last night you would have seen a very funny and loving moment with Sarah's daughter Piper and her baby boy Trig. Piper was stroking Trig's little head, comforting him and then she licked her hand and rubbed his head, flattening his hair. It was hilarious!
I really enjoyed everyone's speeches. Very touching and even funny! John McCain was hot back in the day!
I am excited about this ticket after watching the RNC. McCain-Palin '08...Drill baby, drill!

Oh, and Us Weekly...cancel my subscription!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

This calls for some retail therapy!

In the midst of my depression, I thought it called for some retail therapy! I love to shop for my kids. Look what I just bought for Bryn:


Tattoo dress from The Ravey Baby.






...and these super cute Mary Jane's from Urban Runway Baby.

I also bought her her first pair of Chuck Taylor's. Couldn't resist! The boys wanted Star Wars toys, so we went to Target and bought some toys too. They really are not into clothes, give it time! I forgot to mention that Sunday, August 31st was Logan's 5th birthday. Poor kid got gypped out of another celebration. I got him an ice cream cake from Cold Stone and we had a little party here. Plus he got to go shopping.

My birthday is Saturday the 6th, the only thing I want for my birthday is to go home and be with Chad! (although I might buy something for myself too!)

I feel so powerless (pun intended!)

Well Gustav came and went. We came away relatively unscathed and are still without power. There are a couple trees down on some power lines on our street. Chad went to the house last night and said other than everything in the fridge and freezer, the only thing damaged was our front door. (I wanted a new one anyway!) Hopefully it won't take months for the insurance company to send us the money!!
Now I just have to play the waiting game. I have to wait for the power to come back on before I return and I have to wait for my truck to be repaired. Once that is fixed Chad can come and get me.
I have had it with hurricanes!

Monday, September 1, 2008

CNN

My husband, Chad, will be giving a safety brief tomorrow morning on CNN. Check it out!

I am in North Carolina

My mom didn't come to get me after all, my dad did. He and one of his biker buddies drove down to get us and turned around and drove right back. I couldn't stay at that motel a day longer! Don't get me wrong, I am grateful that I had a place to sleep, but it was nasty. There was an anthill in my damn room for Pete's sake! I felt like I needed to de-louse after leaving. There were also a group of hooligans (I sound like an old man complaining about someone stepping on his lawn!) smoking pot and probably selling it. I didn't sleep a wink. Chad drove 4 hours to stay with me. He took us to get some food and then he stayed until 2:30 am and had to go back to the house because contra-flow started at 4 am. I had to stick it out until 7:30 when my dad arrived. We got here last night...would you believe the baby was the best one in the car. She's a trooper!

Sorry about my last post. I was using my CrackBerry and it changes spellings on me and I thought it fixed it. I need to set the record straight; I didn't eat oringles for dinner, I ate pringles.

I just want to say THANK YOU to all my blogger friends for your prayers and support! I can't tell you you how much that has meant to me. Every time my phone would chime that I had a message it made me smile. My family and friends have been great! My LA-BFF Jill is THE most positive person I have ever met. She can literally find the silver lining in just about anything. Saturday night I called her, in tears, because I knew she would make me feel better (after all she would understand since she lives here too). After I told her what had happened she laughed. Which made me laugh, my story did sound completely ludicrous. I couldn't help but laugh even though that was one of the worst days in my life! She turned my frown upside down! Luv ya Jill!

Today Gustav hit LA. Chad is going on a recon mission tomorrow in NOLA and after that he is going to try to go to our house to see if everything is OK and he will let me know. Over 1 million homes are without power, I am pretty sure we are in the 1 million. We will have to replace everything in the fridge and freezer. But if that is all there is wrong, I'll take it!

I will keep y'all posted! Thanks again!!