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A Tuesday List Just Because

  • I look at this picture and swoon.
  • I was updating my phone, and when I plugged it in the computer to finish it up, it stated that I needed to restore my phone.
  • I am scared.
  • I need xanax around when I update my phone because I truly begin to panic and worry.
  • Complete tizzy mode.
  • I really want to take a family camping trip this summer.
  • I also want to go to Seattle and meet my new nephew.
  • The van needs new brakes, and both of our check engine lights are on.
  • Money can only go so far.
  • I started crocheting last week.
  • I am making dish rags.
  • When the girls are driving me nuts, the repetitive motion of moving the needle relaxes me.
  • Now I knit and crochet.
  • I have decided to take an online hand lettering class.
  • I wonder if I will ever actually watch it.
  • Every time I buy a new sketchbook, it gets bogarted by one of my girls.
  • They love to craft.
  • 6 minutes left.
  • I love to watch shows like Snapped, Solved, and Wicked Attraction.
  • I really need to get a life.
  • Or work more.
  • I got to love on a little baby girl today.
  • I love to hold little babies.
  • You can snuggle them up into little balls.
  • It is so awesome.
  • I think I am going to jump on the essential oil train.
  • I love smells.
  • Lovely, my phone thinks it is brand new, and I have not backed up my phone since March.
  • Lovely.
  • I am going to take this time to read about herbs and plants.
  • Have a great Tuesday.


I Am Fighting With My Five Year Old Over Panties

Seriously people, I cannot make this crap up.

My 5 year old for the past 2 weeks, has been fighting me every morning when getting ready for school.

We are fighting over panties.

Not whether to wear them, but that the pairs she currently has are too tight.

Again people, I cannot make this stuff up.

Two weeks ago these panties fit just fine, and they seem to fit fine after she gets to school.  It seems that the problem lies in how they feel when she wakes up in the morning and has to get ready for school.

I have bought one size bigger, and some in the same size, but  have a different shape.

I am about to lose my ever loving mind.

Today she went commando because I am done.

I literally want to drink right when I wake up just to get through the morning.

Does anyone else have this problem.

Any suggestions?

Seriously about to go postal mama


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Today Was Good

It started with me working at my extra gig in Cardiac Rehab.  I flipping love that place and cannot wait to go there full-time.  What made it better, was that Mr. Kell was able to get the girls on the bus, and I was able to get to work early to prepare for my orientation, and to get a decaf caramel machiatto.

After work I got home cleaned up the living room and sat around till the bus pulled up.  While waiting I got a phone call from my 10 year olds teacher, and my stomach dropped.  If you live in Texas, there is this little thing called a STAAR test that decides whether a child advances to the next grade or not.  Who cares what there grades are right?  What a lovely group of people we having creating education legislation here in Texas for our youth.  Anywhoo, I was preparing for bad news and it never came.  She passed both her reading and math, and we are just waiting for the science results from the test she took this past Wednesday.  My daughter almost cried when I told her she passed.  It is sad that a child is that nervous about a test.  It is more sad that I gave it enough energy to affect me.

So, we are waiting for Mr. Kell to come home so we can go out for a family dinner, which he will probably not want to go on, to celebrate.  It is like a load has been lifted off of those beautiful girls shoulders.

I also had another little surprise.

Silly string.

003aThis one kept crying when she got hit.  What a big baby!

005This one has sweet ninja silly string skills.

004This one is going to be celebrated later today for improving her grades, and passing her tests.

Way to go pumpkin pie.


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If I Was Just A Few Inches Taller, I Probably Wound Not Have Knee Fat

Seriously, where does this stuff come from.

You are young, thin, and 27 when you start having babies.  Now you are 38 15 pounds heavier, and you have acquired fat around your knees, which makes your legs look horrible.

If you do not know what I am talking about, please go away.

Just kidding.

Why or why can’t it be easy?

Why does everything have to slow down after 35.

Why does Sonic have to be so good?

Why can you exercise for almost a year and not lose weight?

These are the million dollar questions that are plaguing my brain.

Very Very Sad.

So I am sitting here drinking a Herbert’s Lemonade looking for some exercises and some cute summer clothing ideas that will make me feel a little bit better about getting older, and all the fun it entails.

You can find some exercise ideas here.

Now clothes.

I am very pear shaped, so trying on clothes can be very painful.

I have yet to find pair of skinny jeans that look good on me, but am so very grateful for the forgiveness a boyfriend jean provides.

I am not really a shorts wearer if my words above on knee fat is any indication, but I love to wear skirts in the summer.  It is really hot in the summer here in Texas, and the more places you can catch a breeze the better.

I have read that pencil skirts are a good choice for a pear, as are flowing skirts with a cinched waist.

Here are a few that I have picked out that I would wear on any given day.


Summer Skirts
Maybe it is because I am from a small town in Texas, who knows, but I love a cute jean skirt.


This One Left A Mark

I am one of those people who when she reads a book, or watches a t.v. show or movie, gets completely drawn into the story.  So much, that it can totally consume me.

That is what happened when I read Me Before You.

I would like to say it is a story about a man falling in love with a woman, but it is so much more.

Here is a quick synopsis.

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and he is not interested in exploring a new one.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, Lou sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

This book to me was more about choosing to live a life no matter what kind of life was dealt to you.  Will was a man who lived a big life, and he could not see a life or a future past the chair to which he was bound.

This made me so sad.

Getting to live is a privilege.

Life should be cherished.

I understand why his character chose to end his life.

I applaud Louisa for trying everything humanly possible to get him to see how important his life was.  In anger and sadness, I would have called him a coward, which I think she may have.

They fell in love, and in the end, she had to let him go.

I have no idea what I would have done in her shoes.  Actually, knowing me, I would have fought to the death for him.  It is my nature.

Ugh, I need another tissue.

Seriously people if they make this into a movie (which the rights to the book have already been sold) I will not be be able to watch it.

First, because it will be heart breaking.

Second, because they will have someone like Selena Gomez or worse Kristin Stewart play the part of Louisa.

I cringe.

I have cried many a time while reading a story, but this book.  Big, ugly face crying in the shower so no one would see you, so you would not have to explain that it was over a book.

It most certainly has left a mark.



What A Fabulous Idea Mr. Kell

Mr. Kell came home early yesterday afternoon, and decided it would be a fun idea to go down the road to the lake and have a picnic.   He made sandwiches, I cut up fruit and grabbed the chips and salsa.  We jumped in the swagger wagon and off we went.

It was the perfect day to have a picnic.   The weather was warm, and there was no wind.  We ate, played softball, and walked around exploring.

We do not get to have many family days with  work, and the girls schedules, but when we do, they are pretty fabulous!



031I need to buy this poor guy some new clothes.  I should probably turn in my wife card now.








When we got home, I cleaned the kitchen and finished laundry.  Guess I can keep my wife card!


A Missing Plane, Sunflowers, Banana Bread, And Iron Man 3

I am obsessed with the airplane.  I have said it, and cannot take it back.  Unless that plane is sitting in the bottom of the Indian Ocean, I do not understand why they cannot find it.

I found my phone using my computer the other day.

I want that plane found, so those families of the passengers can have some kind of closer.  All this waiting has got to be eating them alive.

I just cannot wrap my mind around it.

So, I am going to think of happier things.

This flower makes me so happy.

I am doing this 100 day happy challenge.  I never seem to follow through with anything any more, but I am going to do this.  I am generally a happy person, and I love sharing things that make me happy.

Extra mushy bananas means I will be making this banana bread.

We have Starz for free right now, so I am going to watch Iron Man 3.  He is no Thor, but he will do for the day.

Arms, abs, laundry, and some Spring cleaning to my cabinet, and I will call it a day.

Then my girls come home and the craziness starts.




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