Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Hey Yall!!!! Guess who got her laptop back?

Frannycakes is going on a trip! Leaving on a jet plane.....oh....dang.....wrong trip. This trip Julianne and I are getting in the car and heading south. I can't wait to get there. Of course, I hate the getting in the car and the getting there part. But it will be fine. Julianne will be with me and she has already given me permission to listen to 70's music the whole way!

Our first stop will be in Raleigh where we will visit with Bobo, aka Christopher. Can't wait to see him. Christmas seems like so long ago. He is getting his wisdom teeth removed on Monday and his mommy wants to be there. Note that I didn't say that he wants his mommy to be there. No. But his mommy wants to be there and she will. be. there. Period....

About mid week we will be heading to Pawleys Island. We are looking for an apartment there to rent for the summer. No, Dick is not letting me move down there for the summer......where there IS air conditioning......Julianne and a friend will be working down there and need a place to live. I could look for a three bedroom apartment, couldn't I? hehehehehehe....

Charleston will be my next stop for a girls weekend. Yes! Yes! Yes! I need this sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. My favorite buds will be there. I can't wait. Julianne will be staying with her friend Emily and we will meet back up on Sunday morning and then.......

We will be heading to St. Marys, GA! I can't wait to get "home" and see the parentals. It has been a long time since I was there. Dick will be meeting me and we will enjoy the whole week there. Vickie is back from Italy, for good, and it will be great to see her. It is hard to believe that it has been a year since we were in Italy.

Weezie had a full day yesterday. I made her an appointment at the "Spa" and they told me I needed to bring her rabies certificate in for her appointment. I decided to check and make sure it was up to date and sure enough, it had expired. So we went to the vet to get her shot and I mentioned a couple of other things that had been going on with her. Turns out she has pink eye (Weezie said she got it from Julianne!)and she needed her "ugh" anal glands expressed. She took that last part really well. I, however, felt like I had had my anal glands expressed when I paid for her visit....$154. Dang! So immediately after her visit at the vet, we headed to the "Spa". When I picked her up two hours later, she looked beautiful. And rested. And I felt broke.

I guess I should go and get busy. Talk to you later!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hey Yall! Yep, it me. Go ahead. Fuss. Cuss. (That was fun to type together!) Worry. But don't be concerned about me. Be concerned about my computer. My life line. My friend. You see, going on two weeks ago, I was checking my email and saw that I had received a postcard from Hallmark. My first thought was, could it be....could Dick have sent me a e-card for Valentines Day? So I opened it. And all hell broke loose. My Anti-virus software went absolutely crazy....but not crazy enough obviously. We took it to a person who hopefully will be able to make my lifeline/friend whole again. Cause I can totally see myself having a melt down without it. Oh! And do yourself a favor. Don't ever open an email postcard from Hallmark even if you think it might be from your honey.

So please forgive me for not posting. I am on Dick's computer right now. Hopefully, I will get my 'puter back tomorrow.....please, please, please......

We are in the middle of a big snow storm right now. I wish it was happening during the day because I love to watch it coming down. But tomorrow will look perfect when I wake up. Just one of the many perks of living in in a place that looks like a postcard. Don't hate me.

I guess I better go before I find another Hallmark card to open in my email. Dick would be sooooooooo pleased!

We'll talk later!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do.......Ugh!

Hey Yall! Today ends my "Three Day Slugfest", as I like to call it. I highly recommend it! But alas, all good things must come to an end. I woke up this morning ready to do some laundry and vacuuming. And that feeling didn't last long. It might take me a few days to get over the Slugfest.

Yesterday, I went to Augusta. I needed to go to Michael's and A.C. Moore. Can you believe that they have two craft stores but no JoAnn's? Anyway, I have been doing nothing about thinking about what I need to get at each place. And I knew exactly what I needed. And the minute I walk into one of these stores, my mind turns to mush. I am in craft overload! I suddenly forget what I need. And every thing I see, I want to do! After a few deep breath's and remembering that I was not going to spend any more money than the thing that I happened to be returning that day, I managed to only pick up two bottles of craft paint. And it wasn't even exciting color craft paint! It was white and tan. But it was what I needed so I hurried and checked out. And I still had some cash left!

I went to one of my favorite stores, the Christmas Tree Shoppe. That is a very, very hard store to go in and not spend any money. Because. I. Need. Everything. I. See. Really I do. But I managed to not pick all these things up. That is until I got to the lamp shades. I have been wanting to get new shades for our chandelier in the kitchen. And I wanted to paint a design on them. But I have not seen 12 of them of the right size, material and PRICE that would be suitable for painting. Well, as we like to say around here, especially after watching "Christmas Vacation", BINGO!!!!! They had the shades for $1.00. So you may be thinking, well, that is $12 but earlier in the morning I had found a shade like I loved and wanted to paint on the Ballard's website and it was $32 per shade! So I guess $12 for all of them doesn't sound so bad, does it? When I start them, I will give you a peak. I am really, really excited about doing them.

I guess I need to go and do all the things I am putting off so I can do all the things I want to do. And that, people, is the story of my life.

And yes, I am excited about my man coming home.

Talk to you later!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

All My Children and I don't mean the TV show!

Hey Yall! I wanted to share some of our family pictures. We took these pictures down in South Carolina when we went down for Mary Ann's wedding. This is only a few of the many, many pictures we took that day trying to get a decent Christmas card photo. It was so cold while we were taking these. Jamie has a problem with closing his eyes during pictures. I don't just mean he occasionally closes his eyes. I mean he only occasionally has his eyes open! One of the pictures was of the kids closing their eyes like Jamie does. We were laughing so hard.

I was extremely successful at being a complete and total slug yesterday. I did break down and take a shower about 3 and wash my hair. My curly hair needs to be washed and fixed every single day, or I feel yuck. And it looks worse than yuck. I have been straightening my hair with the blow dryer some lately. Dick hates it like that. He likes it curly, so I try to make him happy. It is the very least that I can do. Right?

We were supposed to get some snow today, but managed to dodge the bullet. I am actually disappointed we didn't get any. I love it when we get a good snow. But I guess it is better that it didn't snow since my man isn't here to help me. I can shovel the front and back porch, but that driveway....well......we have a history. And it is not a good one......It has been almost a year since the humerus slip and slide. Every once and a while it lets me know that it still remembers what happened and that I better never, ever do it again. And I listen.

Tonight I have been watching that critically acclaimed show, "The Housewives of Orange County" and if that is real life, then I live the most boring life around. Come to think about it, I probably do live the most boring life around! Thank goodness.

I will talk to yall later!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Just call me a Slug!

Hey Yall! It has been a long time, huh? Yes, I have been repeatedly reminded, and reminded, and reminded..... But I am back, so just lets start anew. Okay? That means you daddy, and mom, and Tommy, and Elaine, and Virginia, and Julianne and anyone else that I have left out. I know there is somebody I am missing.

Yesterday, I started with a cold. I couldn't quite figure out what was happening because I have so many things that start the same way. At first I thought I was getting a bad, bad headache. Then I thought maybe it was sinus problems. And it may be just sinus. I had so much sinus pressure last night that I pulled out the Neti-pot. Yes, it looks like it would be something that the government just outlawed as torture, but man does it work. You fill the Neti-pot up with a solution of warm water and a packet of basically salt that comes with the Neti-pot when you buy it. You put the spout of the pot in one nostril while tilting your head sideways. The water runs in one nostril and out the other. It cleans out what"mucus" setting up house in there and washes it out. After you wash out through one nostril, you turn your head the other way and reverse direction. Repeat until you use all your water mixture. It really helped my head and I could breathe again. And as always, you can thank me later. You're welcome.

Dick went out of town today for a few days. I have dreamed about this for a long, long time. Not that I want Dick to go away. No. Because I can be by myself for a few days and do exactly what I want to do or not do. For days. And how perfect a day it is to start out. I have a cold, but don't feel horrible. Just not real good. It is gray and gloomy looking outside. I have food and drink here at the house and I won't need to starve (or diet!) today. I still have on my sexy flannel pj's. I am feeling a nap coming on and I don't have to worry about cooking dinner or taking a bath and putting on make up. Yep, I am a slug.

I had hoped this would an interesting, entertaining post since it has been a while since I have talked to you. But I have been distracted. My red couch has been calling my name..........Frannycakes, oh Frannycakes, over there in your sexy flannel pj' are feeling sleepy, very sleepy........I mean, how can I be interesting and funny when someone is talking sweet like that to me. If it had a whoopie pie laying on its cushion, yall wouldn't even be hearing from me today! Sweet talk and sweets? My kind of couch.

Talk to you later....