Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Sunflower After The Storm

So, I was walking around in my backyard today. Chase had mowed back there, around a place that had been REALLY needing it, out on the other side of the shed. Then, I spotted it. Right there in all its glory. It had sprung up all on its own. Amidst all the remaining tornado destruction (from April 24) in the background, it was the rainbow after the storm. A facebook friend put it so perfectly:

"GOD's miracle, from a small seed in the path of destruction - Life, such beauty in one flower."

Thank you, God.

And, it made me happy.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Boredom and Procrastination

So, I was sitting in the living room looking over the newspaper, and hubby was flipping through the television channels. Then he said those 2 magical words, "I'm bored."

Me: "What do you want to do?"

Him: "I don't know."

Me: "Well, you could do house stuff."

We have a few projects that are waiting on him to get done started on. Since the tornado on (ahem!) APRIL 24 (2 months ago!), we have had some vinyl siding that needs to be replaced. It seems someone's roofing shingles hit against our house and made tar marks in various places(the nerve of those people to not have their shingles tornado proof! ;) ). Plus, the root system from the tree that was uprooted scraped against our house as it was crashing to the ground. We have had the replacement siding lying out on our deck for a few weeks now. Just lying there. Waiting to be placed on the house...

And then there's our deck. It needs some boards replaced. This was not caused by the tornado, just the fact that it's old and should probably ALL be replaced, to tell the truth. Anyway, we have the boards for this, also. Just waiting..

Now, I've been known to procrastinate, myself. But, I came to the realization a couple of weeks ago that I can daydream all day about getting a project started or done, but unless I actually DO something about it, time is going to slip by, and it's never going to get done. So, I've tried to be better about getting started on things that I have been wanting to do. Now, if I can get that into my husband's hard head! So, I thought that his being bored would be a good opportunity for him to be productive. Do you know what he said?

"I don't want to work. I'm just bored."

Oh well. He has promised to get started on it later this week.

We'll see how THAT goes...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Who You Gonna Call?!

The funniest thing I have seen in a long time! GHOSTBUSTERS!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day is winding down. Hubby and I paid a visit to his dad's and to my dad's today.We are blessed to still have our fathers around. I had no idea what to get someone who doesn't really need anything, so I just made them some goodies.  Rice Krispie treats & "boiled" (chocolate oatmeal) cookies did the trick.  I also got my father-in-law a free collage print from Walgreens of his great granddaughter (my granddaughter), Millie. 

Chase got my husband a video game, "Aerosmith: Rock Band" or Guitar Hero, I'm not sure which one.  He also got him an Auburn road sign; however, I have no idea where he will put it! It certainly doesn't fit with any of the decor in our house! I guess he could attach it to the outside of our shed.  We shall see. 

Kevin's dad, taken Friday night

My dad, taken today. This is how you will usually find him when you drive up.
He's always tinkering with an old lawn mower or tiller.

Me and my daddy, taken today


Saturday, June 19, 2010

An Alabama Wedding

My niece got married last night!  The wedding was held at Guntersville State Park.  Although it was a bit hot & humid, it was a beautiful wedding.  She was a beautiful bride.  The only drawback to it was that is was "Alabama Crimson Tide" themed.  This was a bit of a conflict for us because my family are Auburn Tiger fans.  But, love for our niece and the new life that she is about to begin won out over any petty rivalry.  Red and white shakers were given out before the wedding.  We couldn't bring ourselves to even hold one of those!  It was a bit ironic, and funny, that the bride's grandmother sported a big Auburn umbrella to keep the sun off of her. (See top right picture.) I know that she didn't realize this, but it was a little retribution for those us Auburn fans who had to endure all the crimson and white.

The ringbearer wore a houndstooth hat in pure Bear Bryant fashion. (Second picure) Once the bride and groom were presented to the crowd, MOST of the people shook their shakers & started the R-O-L-L-L-L-L-L-L.  I had positioned myself to the back of the crowd so that I could get a good picture of the new bride and groom as they exited.  After a few moments, they emerged down the aisle, amidst the shakers and R-O-L-L-L-L-L.  Once through, the crowd thundered, "TIDE!"  The groom & groomsmen were wearing their Alabama ball caps.  (I felt sick. jk War Eagle)  I'm really happy for them.  I hope they have a long, wonderful life together.  Congratulations, Riannon & Matt!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Classic Commercials: A Trip Down Memory Lane

I love YouTube. You can find almost anything on there.  I have particularly enjoyed revisiting my childhood through some of the commercials from back in the day.  I posted on Facebook that I never write/type the word "bologna" without singing the song.  You remember?

Do you know how to build a Big Mac?

Let's get Mikey!

Hey, Kool-Aid!!

I loved Slinkys, but mine always ended up warped!

Hey kid, catch.

Ah, Good Times!  I love taking trips down memory lane.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Latest Pictures of Millie Jayne

Pictures of my sweet granddaughter! 

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hello. My Name Is Sandra, & I'm a T.V. Junkie

I've become a t.v. junkie.  I don't know exactly when it happened, but rest assured, it has.  I have had a DVR for quite some time, but lately, I just cannot get around to watching EVERYTHING that I want to!  First of all, there is The Young & The Restless.  Most of the time I try to watch it every day when I get home from work.  Then I have to make myself cook supper.  (I hate to cook.)  Then there's the little matter of cleaning up the kitchen, doing laundry (so that family members have clean underwear the next morning!), and anything else that comes up.  But, all I really want to do is sit back in my t.v. room in DVR bliss. 

Let's see. What's on there now?  Hmmm, I know there are 3 episodes of Glee.  I refuse to watch them until I can see the one that preceded them, which was not recorded.  That means that I will have to visit before I can start watching them.  I also record Ellen everyday, and then I will delete it if I see that none of the guests interest me.  Most of the time they do, so I have to find time to watch that.  Granted, it's not beyond me to FWD through the less interesting stuff to get to the good stuff.  I also love home decorating shows. You wouldn't know it by the looks of my house, but a girl can dream...

I've recorded a few movies, also.  One of my all-time favorites, Mr. Holland's Opus, is worthy of another viewing by me.  It's been awhile since I've seen it.  The Pursuit of Happiness is one that I've been wanting to see.  My family would never watch it with me, so now I have it on my DVR for that perfect moment to kick back, relax, and watch it.  I will, even though it's been on there for about 3 months!!  I'll get around to it.  Just last week I watched The Sound of Music.  It was 4 hours long, so I just broke it up into segments, but I finally finished it.  I had never seen it, something that many of my friends could not believe.  There are several old movies like that that I would like to sit down and watch.  You know, those movies that everyone always talks about, but you've never seen?  It makes me a little ashamed to say that I haven't seen some of the classics. 

I was totally hooked on American Idol.  I had to give up on Dancing With The Stars because, somewhere along the way, it began conflicting with something else I was watching.  Oh, I remember.  It was The Biggest Loser.  All 3 of those were on at the same time, so one of them had to go. You can only record 2 shows at the same time and, despite its name, The Biggest Loser won out.  I watched it to try to stay motivated on my weight-loss journey.  There was a point where I had given up on my weightloss, but I was too commited to the contestants and their journey that I had to continue watching to see who pulled it out.

Now, America's Got Talent, and Losing It With Jillian have taken the places of AI & TBL.  We go from one right into another.  I told you that I'm hooked!  It's a wonder that I even have time for Facebook, housework, and this blog! So, if I don't post everyday, you'll know that I'm back in my t.v. room trying to "clean off" the space on my DVR so that I'll have room for more!   

Tuesday, June 1, 2010