SAHM’s never stay at home

I had that day where I only had one appointment on the calendar, but managed to have to be away from home all day long. Attended PTA Council meeting, signed up for Fit City Tyler, tried (without success) to join my husband’s gym, got children necessary 2nd semester supplies, and finished my critique of a friends screenplay. Tomorrow there will be laundry and my own writing done. It will be good.


Thoughts in 140 characters


back to normalcy

Yes, I am still alive. No, no one asked. I just assumed someone out there might care. Hmm.

In any case, I’m home again. I’ve actually been home since Friday night, but my best friend came up for the weekend and we spent the time playing instead of doing useful things.

Last week I flew to California to meet my birthmother and my half-brother. The week went really well, much better than I expected. They’re very nice people. We exchanged gifts, did some much needed talking about important things, had a few meals. It was nice.

The weird part is that I felt like I was gone for six months and my outlook on life has totally changed. I hadn’t thought much before about all the things I have and all the wonderful trips I’ve been on and stuff. Now it’s all that I think about. I am so totally blessed in life. It could have been so very different for me. I just…wow. Yeah.

We’re all going to keep in touch. It was a nice visit. Hopefully they’ll come out to visit me once I’ve moved into a house.

In other news, we’re house hunting again. We have an awesome realtor and we know where we’re looking and what kind of house we’re looking for. We think we’ll prolly find one within the next month or so. I have no idea how we’re going to get out of our apartment lease early, but we’ll deal with that when the time comes.

I spent yesterday redecorating my bedroom. It needed it. I repainted some picture frames, framed some other art, hung it all up. I also made a canopy of sorts for my bed, which looks awesome. I’m working on painting my dresser blue. I’ve got it half-way done and Nick is bringing me more paint when he comes home tonight. πŸ™‚

Today I’m working on a picture album for last year. Yeah, I know, I should have had that done before my trip to California, but some things just take longer to get to than others. Oh well.

Have a great day!


Well, the meds have finally kicked in and I’m feeling good for the time being.

Took David to Mother Goose Time this morning…which was fun, but I was so out-of-it that I accidentally left the trunk open. Luckily there was nothing worth stealing in there. πŸ™‚

We went to Target this afternoon to get Little Man his winter clothes. I spent way too much money, but it was fun. πŸ™‚ David got 2 pants outfits and a snow suit. I got a fake poinsettia, 2 cheap festive place mats, and a corner wire shelf for the kitchen.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Hello…hope everyone out there had a great Thanksgiving. I know I did (and that even takes into account the fact that I’m still sick). πŸ™‚

We went up to see my in-laws, and my family (the Larson’s joined us for Thanksgiving day. The day after, we Holcomb’s all went to the zoo. Tyler has an awesome free zoo. πŸ™‚ Baby giraffes are cool.

Saturday we went to church and I was dizzy enough to need help standing up. That was fun.

That night, Nick and I had a date night. We had dinner at a fairly good Mediterranean restaurant, then saw the Harry Potter movie. Oh, it was lovely. I want to see it again already. (Of course it did make me want to reread the book, so that’s what I’m wasting my time doing today)

Yesterday we were mostly lazy…ok, me and Mandy were lazy. We watched “I Love Lucy” re-runs for most of the day. Other people did useful stuff, I’m sure. I felt like crap, and only left the couch in order to go back to bedΒ in the afternoon.

After I woke up, my little family drove back to Dallas. woo-hoo.

I have a doctor’s appointment again today. Seems I’m going to spend most of my year at the doctor’s office, doesn’t it? *sigh* Oh well. She said come back if I wasn’t well in two weeks. It’s been longer than that. My ears still feel like exploding. Bleh.

Anyway, that’s it.

well well well.

Saturday night was such fun. πŸ™‚ The party was wonderful, I drank too much,Β and still managed to make it home on my own two feet. It was a lovely evening, despite the weird guy that kept trying to touch me.

I avoided my computer all day yesterday in an attempt not to hear anything bad to mar my memories of a perfectly lovely party. Oddly enough, no one had anything bad to say about it at all. πŸ™‚

Nick and I spent yesterday reading and playing with David and eating. It was a nice quiet day. I made -both- lunch and dinner, which is weird for me, but the book I’m reading right now makes me feel like cooking (Michaela Roessner’s “The Stars Compel”).

This morning I took David in for his 6-month check-up. He did pretty well right up until the shots. The regular lady wasn’t there to give them and he was upset about that. He bled from the shorts, which normally doesn’t happen, but he’s fine now. He’s had some food and is sleeping happily right now.

We also bought Halloween costumes (mainly for a party we’re going to this weekend). I got a “Leopard Lady” costume, which is sexier than it looks b/c it’s much shorter than it shows in the picture. David got a little “Tigger” costume. It was adorable (not to mention the only thing in about the right size for him). πŸ™‚ Nick says he doesn’t want to wear a costume, so we didn’t get him anything at all.

I just got done making a huge bowl of tuna salad. I don’t have an exact recipe that I follow, so I was worried that I didn’t make enough macaroni, but it turned out looking just fine.

Lisa’s “Perfect” Tuna Salad
2 1/2 cups elbow macaroni (cooked according to directions),drained
12 oz can of tuna (packed in spring water), drained
15.25 oz can of sweet peas, drained
3 stems of celery, sliced thinly
1/2 cup of lite mayonnaise (preferably Hellman’s)
a dash of salt
a dash of paprika

Mix everything in a large bowl and chill, preferably overnight, for best flavor…or if you’re like me and can’t wait…eat it warm straight after mixing! πŸ™‚ Serve with Coke, plain rippled/wavy potato chips, and Lipton’s french onion dip for the ultimate happiness.

dododo. It’s soo good.

Ok, I must eat now. Everyone have a nice afternoon. πŸ™‚

Mother Goose Story Time

I took David to his first library Story Time this morning. It was so lovely. πŸ™‚ We got to sing and dance and play with other babies. I got to talk to other moms of babies about David’s age. It was all so very fun! πŸ™‚ We can’t wait to go to another one.

This afternoon, we hit the post office. They wouldn’t send one of my packages back to the sender because it was already opened and wouldn’t believe me when I told them it arrived that way. *sigh* So now I have to contact the company that I didn’t ask to send me this package in the first place to somehow send me postage to send the wretchedΒ thing back. Oh yay.

We also hit the beauty parlor. David likes it there–lots of women to flirt with. πŸ˜‰


Thought for the day:

Wearing horns masks even the worst of hideous haircuts.

In other news, my writing group tonight decided that I’d had good enough luck all day that I ought to buy a lottery ticket, which I’ve never done before. So, me and my little horns wandered into a convenience store and asked directions of two very amused black men how to buy a lottery ticket and fill out the form. πŸ™‚ dododo

The good luck I’d had today was mostly about food. For breakfast, I had cinnamon streusel. For lunch, pepperoni pizza. For dinner, a yummy sandwich from The Great Outdoors. For dessert, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake.

Mmmm…a very excellent food day (doesn’t quite make up for the almost two weeks of bad food days, but quite happy nonetheless).