What Will I Do?

Poor, poor, pitiful me. Denny is leaving for Texas bright and early tomorrow morning. Until Saturday!

What will I do with myself? I will be so bored without him at home.

Wait a minute. On second thought……………………..

I can take naps in the evenings without having to endure a guilt trip! And naps are just what I need since Mr. Strep Throat (or either just a really, really bad sore throat, fever, body aches, and chills) has come a-knockin’ at my door. Yay for naps!

No, what I really need to do is plan something special for our 1 year anniversary which is ONLY 35 DAYS AWAY!!! Can you believe it? 1 year already! Where does the time go? Oh yeah, it goes by so fast because I SLEEP ALL OF THE TIME!!!

Thursday Thirteen

This is my first T-13! This week’s topic – 13 things you might not know about me. Oh, and if you haven’t noticed, this is a day late. For some reason, the phone and internet weren’t working at my house yesterday. So here goes……

  1. I cannot fall asleep without the TV on. The volume has to be turned down so that I can barely hear it, but it has to be on. It makes me feel comfortable and safe. Weird, I know.
  2. We don’t lock the doors to our house, and we leave the keys inside of our vehicles -IN THE IGNITION! Where we live, there isn’t much reason for worry. Our only neighbors are Denny’s parents across the road, and his cousins next door. And when I say next door, I mean 1/4 of a mile. And no, you cannot have the directions to my house.
  3. I already know what I will name all of my children (if Denny agrees, and he will). But doesn’t every woman already have names picked out?
  4. I am extremely cold-natured, and my feet are always cold. I have to wear socks all the time, and when I’m at home, I’m usually wrapped up in a blanket.
  5. Partly because I am always so cold, you won’t find me outside very often. If it’s less than 75 degrees outside, I’m staying in.
  6. Another reason I rarely go outside is because I just don’t like the outdoors. During the summer, I will go outside to swim, tan, go fishing, ride the 4-wheeler, etc. But most of the time, I stay in the house!
  7. I MUST eat chocolate every single day. If I don’t, I will have some serious withdrawals. It doesn’t matter what it is; a bowl of Cocoa Pebbles, a fun size Milky Way, or a scoop of ice cream. Anything chocolatey will do. That’s probably why my rear end is so wide.
  8. I hate wearing makeup! Enough said.
  9. Numbers are definately my thing. I can remember phone numbers, birthdays, licence plate numbers, social security numbers, even credit and debit card numbers ( I have Denny’s memorized, so I can shop online anytime)! Scary, I know. I see patterns in numbers too, like how everything in my life adds up to the number 19! – Mom, we were trying to avoid this, but it happened anyway. 05 + 05 + 2007 = 19!
  10. Misspelled words and improper grammer annoy the heck out of me!
  11. I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. I remember teaching my stuffed animals and my brother when I was still in elementary school. And most often, it was math!
  12. But, if I were as good in science as I am in math, I would have been a midwife. Darn you, chemistry & anatomy!
  13. And since we are on the topic of midwives, I will let you know that I hope to deliver my children at home, in a birthing pool, with the help of a midwife (as long as there are no complications). And no, that is not crazy. Women have delivered babies for thousands of years without being numbed by an epidural, and guess what? They survived.

Do I Complain Too Much?

I think so. It seems like every time I blog, I am complaining about this, that, or the other. And more often than not, tt&to are about school.

Well I have something I want to say. Get over it. It’s my blog. I’ll complain if I want to.

Kidding! Gosh, I have been so pessimistic lately. So it’s time for a change. I promise I won’t complain anymore for a while.

This goes into effect immediately. Sorry, excuse me. I was mistaken. This goes into effect right after I get this off of my chest and out of my system.

For the last time, eighth graders are stupid! They are completely unable to retain information. They cannot remember things that they learned 2 months ago, 2 weeks ago, or even 2 minutes ago. I’M NOT EXAGGERATING! And they their behavior is sooooo BAD!!! Either they refuse to shut up, or they are physically uncapable of doing so. I can’t tell. All I know is, I don’t like them anymore. I love them, yes, but I have had enough of them to last a lifetime.

Ahhhhhh. That feels soooooo much better. 7 days ’til spring break, 22 days ’til it’s done.

The Hypocrite

I figure since I get frustrated when other bloggers don’t post every single day (how dare they leave me with nothing new and exciting to read?!), I am being a hypocrite. How can I complain when I don’t do the same myself? So since my life is totally un-exciting, this will be a struggle. I have surrendered to the “Wordless Wednesday” and “Thursday Thirteen”.

But there is one. tiny. problem.

There are 5 other days in the week! What will I write about?

Fellow bloggers, I need your help. Are there other daily posts that maybe I haven’t heard of? Or should I just be original (after all, I am the Queen of Originality) and create my own?

The Property Virgins

Who, us? Not anymore! As of today, Denny & I offficially own a piece of this Earth!

Where is this chunk of land? It’s in a little ol’ place called Shellman’s Bluff, down on the coast in McIntosh County. The address is Lot #25 Live Bait Road. No, I’m not kidding. It really is Live Bait Road.

How big is this chunk of land? Well, it’s not very big. It’s a lot in a campground, but as far as campground lots go, it’s big. 70 feet by 80 feet. 5600 square feet. Approximately 1/8 of an acre.

And the best news of all? The seller has upped the price of the remaining lots by $5000-$10000 each, so our lot is instantly worth more than we paid for it! An instant return on our investment. I’d say this was a good risk to take. I don’t have any pictures of it yet (except for some taken with a camera phone – not very good), but there isn’t really much to see yet. Just some dirt.

If you want to see it, go to Shellman Hammock RV Park, and it’s on the 2nd row from the top, the 4th lot from the left. We can’t wait to go camping!

The Unexpected

Why is it that just when you think everything is just fine, the unexpected comes along and hits you like a ton of bricks?

The unexpected hit me today, and I have spent the last 2 hours crying over it.

Hold on a minute, there is nothing wrong with me, or Denny, or anyone that I actually know. This is a blog-o-sphere tragedy.

I stumbled upon the most amazing blog today. It is the story of Angie, the wife of the lead singer of a Christian band called Selah. Now, I’ve never heard of this band, but I listened to some of their songs while reading her blog, and WOW. I was touched.

Oops. I got sidetracked. Back to her amazing story.  You see, Angie is the mother of 3 beautiful girls, and she is pregnant with her 4th. Brace yourself, this is where it gets hard.

Her 4th baby will not survive. Baby Audrey will not live in this world, unless a miracle heals her sick little body. I absolutely cannot imagine how hard this must be, but Angie is staying strong. I only wish that more people read my blog, so that they would find out about this family. Please, if you have a few hours to spare, go read her story. And tell everyone you know about it too.