Introducing…..Nash

Well we have a new family member. A feisty little red head and I guess you could call them freckles. He is a little fearless but I guess if I had eight brothers and sisters I’d be a little fearless too.

Some might know that we lost our dog Reid back around the 1st of November. Well in the last couple of weeks we thought we might be ready to get something else.  You know when your used to  having two dogs, you just feel a little lost with one.

So anyhow here he is. 630We decided to keep going with the Sports themed names. Reid was named after motocross rider Chad Reed. And since I’m a big New York Rangers fan, and everyone agreed on the name Nash that’s what he got 🙂  He is a brusier of puppy. I also forgot how much work a little guy is. The last 3 dogs we have had have been rescues so the have been pretty easy to house train. But look at that little face I think he’ll be worth it in the end. Funny thing is my sister in law has his sister Reba she a little red like him. And then my best friend bought his other sister Rumor a cute little blue thing.  I don’t know how we keep ending up with heelers, but I really do like these dogs, they are pretty fearless and most are great with kids. He’s got some pretty big shoes to fill but I think he’s up to it.

Here’s him and his sister napping at the barrel races yesterday img_20170225_190949097

My TBR List

Okay it is a little terrifying, in my quest to get the chaos which is my house under control I thought well I’ll update my TBR ( my to read list). You know we all have one you can’t be a book lover and not have a TBR list.  Well anyhow I usually carry a spiral notebook and I call it my things to do book.  Yes my lists are so long that I need to use the whole notebook. Yes its a scary thought but what’s even more terrifying is that I usually need two of them bad puppies a year.  I’m not talking the 80 page kind either, I’m talking the nice big fat 5 subject notebooks. But any how I’m getting off topic. I decided I’m going to stop toting that thing around and try to use my computer/ slash new definitely ultra cool phone to help with the chaos.

So I’m going through my “notebooks” I decided to computerized my TBR list. When I got done I had over 350 titles that somewhere in the last year or so I have written down that I wanted to read.  Yes you heard me 350+ titles that’s not counting the 200-300 books I did read in the last year. I might really need to get a new Kindle.  To bad they don’t have a point system to earn new Kindle’s. You know for every book you read and leave a review on you get points then you can then turn those points into prizes.  Oh well I better get busy looks like I got a lot of reading to do.  And I did re-read a lot of the blurbs on these books to make sure it was something I still wanted to read there’s no telling how long the TBR list would of been if I hadn’t culled it some.

You Know When…

You know when you are in the middle of reading a good book then you get an email that a new book has been released from one of your favorite authors …. your like do I stop reading the book I’m in the middle of and start reading the new book?

Well, I hate to say it … I ditched the current book I promise I’ll get back to soon… I’ve just been waiting so long for this new book to be released.  It’s funny how we get so invested in these characters…

Snow Day

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Yep it’s a snow day down here in the south, where parent’s are up at the crack of dawn checking school websites, the news, and various Facebook and Twitter feeds.

And let’s face it now matter how old you are a snow day is a real reason to get excited. We get to dig the sleds out of the shed and hope they’re still usable because you know we don’t get a lot of the  white fluffy stuff down here.  Then we have traipse across town to “The Hill”. Yep that’s right my little town has it’s very own sled hill I bet the city planners didn’t think that would happen.  But you know if there is a hill worth sledding, the kids okay really the adults will scope it out and use it to our advantage.  Because you know us adults have to test it first to make sure it’s “safe” for the kids.  We use my son’s friends dad as an example “Don’t you remember when Mr. Billy broke his wrist sledding” We got to make sure it’s safe.  I wonder how long that excuse is going to last hmmm.

And yes, I was at the local hardware store getting a new sled because the red one in the picture has made one to many trips we got a nice new lime green one to play on today.

2017

Well glad to say that 2016 is gone and happy to bring in 2017.  Although I can’t say that 2016 was all that bad.  I have a lot of things to be thankful for that happened in 2016, and a couple of things to be sad about too.  Kind of like that old saying you have to face to sadness to get to the happiness.

I think my happy highlights for 2016 are:

I got my son through high school, that’s a feat in todays world trust me.

He finished his 1st semester of college, although he is trying to transfer back home and go to school here. You know the girlfriend and all that.  I’m okay with it University of Memphis is a pretty decent school.

My daughter is so happy with her 3rd grade teacher, and after last year’s teacher it has made such a difference.

I’m still working at the grocery store part time and I have all my regulars that I get to visit with so that makes it enjoyable.  But on a side note Do not under any circumstances wear spandex mermaid shiny tights to the grocery store.  Especially if your 75+ pounds overweight and over 50 I mean it’s just wrong.  But I guess I got to give her props because she was brave enough to do it, I sure couldn’t.

My blood clot is gone it did take 25 months but that was the best Christmas Present ever. It means I might get my “active” life back somewhat.  I do go for the genetic blood testing tomorrow so… hopefully that will all work out.  And if it does work out I’m getting read to break Trouble back out…

… after basically 3yrs off it will take us a little bit to get it back together, but this is such a joy for me.

Starting to look for a full time job again, now that I don’t have to go to the doctor every week it might be a little easier to find something.  Although I’m going to miss my time at home, hubby thinks I should just keep doing what I’m doing and maybe branch out and do something on my own. I don’t know we’ll see.

Now the sad things for 2016.

Going to the doctor every week, even though I’m well I’m really going to miss my visits I have made so many good friends from those visits.  I’m going to miss keeping up with them.

I think the saddest thing was loosing our dog Reid.  She decided to dig a hole after a mole in the back yard, however it wasn’t a mole it was a yellow jacket nest.  She was stung numerous times, did the Benadryl thing, took her the vet, steroids, everything we could think of. The yellow jacket stings caused some kind of neurological damage and she had no control over her back feet, no feeling, nothing. We were never able to fully get her well, but we though we had her well enough for it to be manageable, however when I got up on my daughters birthday she had decided to self mutilate one of her back legs.  We could of cleaned it up and tried to let it heal, yes it would of been ugly to look at, but she would have to wear a collar for the rest of her life just couldn’t do that to her.  The other option was to amputate the leg, but with her other back leg being bad the vets didn’t think it would work and the best option was to put her down. I hated to do it on my daughters birthday and the day before my son’s birthday but I feel that it was the right thing to do.

You know sometimes you have animals that come in to your life that truly bless you. In my life I have had three. She was one of the three and I still miss her everyday. img_0019IMG_20141008_214444

Now for goals for 2017 I really haven’t made any.  Will try to write here more I know I’ve been MIA for the last couple of months just have had so much going on.  Get a new job. Read and review lots of books. And get rid of the clutter and chaos that is my house.

I hope all of you have a blessed and happy 2017 just remember

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We Survived Week One

Well, we did or should I say he did it,  we survived week one at college.  I think it was easier for him than us.  Still miss my nightly Hola Familia when he used to come home… but I guess I will used to it.  This is his new home for this year its actually pretty nice as far as dorm room’s go.  Although he texted me a list of things he needs that I forgot… And, I really thought I had done so well when it came to packing him up to head up there.  The planning packing list the schools give you is really basic compared to what they really need.

DSC00586My niece went to tour Ole Miss last week,  she is looking at attending there next year a girl that she played soccer with is there this year.  Lets  just say her and her dorm mates’ mom’s  went all out on their dorm room.  I mean it looks like came out of a magazine.  I hate to say it but I really had an epic fail when it came to dorm decorating.   But hey, I will have it together next year.  Yep,that’s right this momma is fixing to get busy since I will get to do a his and hers so to speak.  Here is pic of the Ole Miss Dorm.

Ole missLooks pretty good for cinderblock walls don’t you think… I had all kinds of Ideas pop in my head since I actually go to see some dorms furnished and finished so to speak.  But what I found is that there isn’t a whole out there for guys rooms.   I guess they think guys are just happy with a few changes of clothes  and  a woobie ( that’s a blanket)   I guess I will have make a few trips up there and adjust a little on his dorm. And plan a whole lot better next year.

Oh and Reid the dog she is still real sad that he is gone I mean she has barely ate this week she lays around looking like this IMG_20141008_214444 and stays right up under my feet and has traded my son’s bed for  my daughters.  She is going to be so excited next week when he comes home.