31 December 2012

Ending the year right...

I have not been here... But that's pointing out the obvious. Where have I been?

- working
- celebrating the holidays

But not only am I in Virginia. I'm here with no wifi and poor cell service. And let me tell you something, it's glorious! It's so relaxing to be unconnected (for the most part). To only be able to go online when you stand in the one spot where 3G comes in.

The best part though? Watching Sammy run around as much as she wants outside and spending close to 24/7 with her. The part that's almost as good? Seeing my sister and her family who came up from SC to visit. Yeah, it's a close second ;-)

Hope y'all have a happy and safe NYE!!

Run, kangaroo, run!

15 December 2012

Silence and Support {a blogger day of silence}

To the Blog World and Anyone Else who Wants to Help,

Yesterday, tragedy struck so many of us in ways we did not foresee. An elementary school and small town in Connecticut was shattered by a mass shooting. We knew we wanted to help and we came up with this:

On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence.
We will post the button and that's it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.

We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:

"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.


Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.

We can't imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let's make a difference and use blogging in a positive way. Thank you in advance for participating.

The Blog World 

P.S. If you would like to, copy-paste and repost any part of this, please do. Share on.
(Re-posted from Erin at Living in Yellow)

05 December 2012

THAT just happened...

Picture this... You just had a long day at work and are excited to come home and relax. But once you open the door, it hits you - the stench that is.

Remember the other day when I posted the picture of the mouse we caught after it's been having a field day in our kitchen? What I was unaware of was the fact that Beau threw it in our garbage can. Not in the woods, not in the outside trash can, but in our kitchen can AND LEFT THE BAG IN IT!

So here I've been, day after day, throwing garbage in it not knowing that once this mouse starts to decompose, our house is going to smell like pure ahole. Wonderful. Flipping wonderful.

Yup, THAT just happened.

THAT just happened
Link up and share your own 'THAT just happened' story!

04 December 2012

Counting down the days...

Tuesday. Day #3 of my 7-day work week.

Well technically, I'm on day 5 of 9 (this past Friday and Saturday) and I'm not sure about next week yet so it may be 9+. Hello, HUGE paycheck!

I'll need much wine after this. As in, no glass needed.

Which is a norm.
Did I say that?

This week's pluses:

-- ROYAL BABY ALERT!! It's been confirmed (fo realz this time) that Kate and Will ARE expecting. A child that it, no dinosaur for them.

-- I discovered heaven in a carton.

-- I may be getting a new table for the dining room tonight. Beau doesn't know yet. I think I'll surprise him... I'll let y'all know how that turns out.

-- One less mouse in my kitchen. Hopefully no more left!

On the not-so-plus side:

What the eff, USPS?!?
Where is Beau's Christmas present?????