Marriage is a Compromise

Life is good here in the Redneck Riviera. I love Alabama.
My husband agreed to take me to these wonderful antique shops I’ve been dying to visit since we started coming here….and he thought while we were out, we could check out the Mossy Oak outlet store.
Since I’m a good wife, I agreed. Although, I didn’t enjoy it.
How much camouflage do men need? I can understand having a couple of outfits for hunting….but geez! They even have camo lingerie. What the? If you have to put camo on your woman to sleep with her…Wouldn’t a bread sack be cheaper?
Anyhoo, that’s just my opinion…and it really don’t mean crap.

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Hugs

I have come all the way to Alabama to have a vacation sans the children…and guess what my husband is watching on TV? Cartoons. I am not lying.
He was flipping through the channels and stopped on the Disney channel and informed me he liked Manny. What the? I am not watching cartoons this week. End of discussion.
Called and checked on Ella. She and Nana were laying in bed talking and watching TV. Ella is at her sweetest first thing in the morning when she comes and gets in bed with you. She gives the best hugs and kisses. I’m missing them…..but not enough to come home yet.
Gotta go to the beach! I have lots of books to read and daiquiri’s to drink.

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Momma’s on Vacation

You see this beach? This is where I will be tomorrow afternoon. You know what’s even better than being on the beach? Being on the beach without the kids! That’s right…momma’s on vacation.
Starting in the morning until Sunday night, I will no longer be changing diapers, wiping snotty noses, cutting anyone’s meat, playing referee between sisters, or waking up at the crack ass of dawn.
The only thing on my agenda for the next few days is sleeping, eating, sunning on the beach, and partaking in several fruity cocktails.
I need to say a special shout out to Nana, Granny and Mimi for taking care of the girls! Thank you!
I’ll be thinking of all you hard workin’ momma’s back home! Suckers!

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Ray-Ray’s Recital

Rachel’s recital is here.
I put it on my youtube page. If this doesn’t work…Lord help me!
She did such a fabulous job and we are so proud. As a parent, I was blown away by her talent. Ray-Ray you are a diamond in the rough who you only let us she you shine when you want…but when you do…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCGIGpWzTXk

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Senorita Ella


Senorita Ella is riding her burro in search of Cheetos. Fiesta Mexico restaurant has no Cheetos. Senorita Ella must ride burro over many dusty trails in search of Cheetos.
Happy trails Senorita Ella…Happy trails.

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Ella and Aunt Sister

Now, I bet a few of you are wondering why we call Aunt Sister…Aunt Sister? I could tell you…but I think I’ll save that for a later post. We’ll name that one…”Aunt Sister? Is she your Aunt? Or your Sister? Here in Kentucky….it could go either way.”
Just kidding. We love Aunt Sister, especially Ella. Aunt Sister brings Ella Cheetos…the puffy kind. Her favorite.
So thanks Aunt Sister….for the Cheetos…and the love!

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Coming Soon!


I have been uploading Rachel’s recital video since last night and it still isn’t finished. Hopefully it will be done soon and you all can see what a fantastic job she did.
Thanks to all her “fans” who came out to watch….she really appreciated it!
The above picture is of Rachel and her voice coach Erika Graham Gaines. She has done a wonderful job with Rachel this semester.

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Rachel had her recital today. It was an outstanding performance. We knew she had talent but were a little afraid she might have stagefright. Boy, were we wrong. Rachel is in her element on stage. Way to go Ray-Ray! We are so proud of you!

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Rude People

I have always tried to be courteous and use my manners. I was always taught to say “Yes, ma’am” and “Excuse me.” I try to instill those traits in my children by my example.
Today I encountered several rude people. Was it National Rude Day and no one told me?
I went to a car wash in an adjoining county. I had some nickels and dimes that needed to be converted into quarters so I could use the vacuum. I asked the attendant if I could get some change, in which he replied, “The change machine is over by the door.” I explained to him that I had change but needed quarters and he said, “Well, I would have to go inside to do that…” and walked off. Hello?
So, I left that car wash and went to another that took my debit card. Sometimes personal service is not such a good thing.
I then go to the big store of all stores…the small town wondermall. I want to purchase Ella one of those cheesy plastic pools. I go to the Lawn & Garden section and kindly ask the sales lady if I could please purchase one of the small pools out front. She asked me if I know the price. Well, I know it’s eight dollars and something…it was the cheapest one outside. So, I ask her just to give me the cheap one. She wants to know which one that is. She is very upset with me ’cause I don’t know which one is the cheapest one? I don’t know…look at your price list. I just want the pool. I’ll buy one of each. Just check me out so I can go home. It’s not brain surgery.
I understand that everyone has a bad day. I have them too. So I’m giving every rude person I encountered today the benefit of the doubt. Tomorrow will be a better day. Let’s all get up and say our “Please” and “Thank You’s” they’re the magic words.
Hey, wait a minute….isn’t that a Barney song….I’ve been watching too much cartoons.

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Is This More Effective Than Time Out?

I need a cure for back talking. It’s become rampant in this part of the country. A major epidemic. We may need a consult with the CDC. If anyone knows of any effective treatments, please let me know.

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