Monday, July 27, 2009

Take Five

The top 5 reasons I haven't blogged in weeks, but totally should have...

I've been hurt... Over the weekend of the 4th I hurt my foot and ankle in a golf cart accident. And nope, I wasn't even on a golf course. Who knew golf carts went fast enough to hurt anyone? I've been on crutches and then in a uber sexy astronaut boot. Chasing a 3 year old while on crutches is no joke. Thanks a million to my sweet hubs, wonderful fam & awesome friends for waiting on me hand and foot. I'm so glad to be back on both feet now.

I'm Moving On Up... I got a promotion at work. Said promotion is taking every ounce of brain power I have, however I'm feeling much more challenged and fulfilled.

I've been celebrating... My sister, Molly, got into nursing school at Alabama. She is going to make a rockin nurse. I'm sure she'll end up taking care of my clumsy self. My sister, Rebecca, is getting ready to head to Ole Miss where she will be majoring in Forensic Chemistry. Seriously. I'm one proud big sister!!!!

I have a 3 year old... What happened to the terrible twos? Three is so much worse. Keeping up with Little Red these days is no joke! He gets funnier and rowdier by the day. Never a dull moment.

I've been busy packing...Thursday I'm headed to the beach for a girls weekend with my besties. The sand and sun is calling my name. I'm beyond excited!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Kiss Me Through The Phone

I just got a phone call from Little Red. Warmed my heart and cracked me up...

Me: Hello?
LR: Hey, mommy!
Me: Hey, buddy. I love you!
LR: Wuv you. How's you boo boo?
Me: It's much better. How are you?
LR: Good. I'm at GiGi's
Me: Fun! Are you being good?
LR: I'm being good and ugly.

At least he is honest. Poor GiGi.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pain In The Foot

So, everything takes about triple the energy when you are on crutches and in pain. Therefore, I am exhausted and just trying to make it through another day. As soon as I get off work, I plan to pick up take-out and head home to veg out.

Yes, I will eat in bed.
Yes, I will take the recommended amount of pain medication.
Yes, I will read an entire book cover to cover.
Yes, I will prop my leg up and never lift a finger (or toe).
No, I will not feel bad about it.

I also won't feel bad that Little Red is at GiGi & B-Bops indefinitely, especially since he is having such good clean fun!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Anything But Independence Day

We spent the weekend in the country with Mr. Sass' family. We arrived late Thursday night, slept in on Friday morning and then headed to the pool. We had big plans to cook out with the fam Friday night and then head to the lake Saturday for fun on the boat and fireworks. All those plans came to a screeching halt, literally, when I flew off the family golf cart. I don't remember exactly what happened, but one minute I had Little Red in my lap and the next we were flying through the air. All I could think about was making sure LR didn't hit the ground. Thank the Lord, there wasn't a scratch on him. I was not so lucky. My left leg & foot are all scraped up. Can you say road rash? My knee is bruised and my ankle is totally messed up. I have been to 3 different doctors in the past 4 days. I am now on crutches and antibiotics to prevent infection. I am also in pain, alot of pain. I will go back to the orthopedist in 10 days to assess the ankle situation. Did I mention I am in pain?

Sigh. This is so not how I wanted to spend my summer. I have a girls beach trip coming up in a few weeks plus lots of other fun things planned. Now, I am a whiny, helpless, clumsy mess on crutches. I've always been Miss Independent and now I'm having to ask people for help. I hate it. I'll spare you the grossness of the pictures. They are not for the faint of heart. Every time I look at my leg I throw up in my mouth a little. Cleaning the wounds is just plain nasty and quite painful.

My parents & sisters have been at the beach all week. They are on the way home as I type this. I still can't figure out why they didn't come back as soon as I got injured. I'm totally kidding. Sort of. LR will be visiting them for a few days. Chasing after a 3 year old while on crutches is not easy. Heck, I can't even keep up with him when I'm 100%. Plus, the toys scattered all over my house are hazardous to my health (and sanity). Sorry 'bout the pity party, y'all. I'm gonna stay away til I have happy things to post...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Excuses, Excuses

Got this in an e-mail I am still cracking up over some of these. Wow!

I promise you cannot read these and not laugh out loud. These are real notes written by parents in the Memphis school district. Spellings have been left intact.

1. My son is under a doctor's care and should not take PE today. Please execute him.

2. Please exkuce lisa for being absent she was sick and i had her shot.

3. Dear school: please ecsc's john being absent on jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and also 33.

4. Please excuse gloria from jim today. She is administrating.

5. Please excuse roland from p.e for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.

6. John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.

7. Carlos was absent yesterday because he was playing football. He was hurt in the growing part.

8. Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins.

9. Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side.

10. Please excuse ray friday from school. He has very loose vowels.

11. Please excuse Lesli from being absent yesterday. She had diahre dyrea direathe .

12. Please excuse tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea, and his boots leak.

13. Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust.

14. Please excuse jimmy for being. It was his father's fault.

15. I kept Billie home because she had to go Christmas shopping because i don't know what size she wear.

16. Please excuse jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it monday. We thought it was sunday.

17. Sally won't be in school a week from friday. We have to attend her funeral.

18. My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent a weekend with the marines.

19. Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well.

20. Please excuse mary for being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps.

21. Gloria was absent yesterday as she was having a gangover..

22.. Please excuse brenda. She has been sick and under the doctor

23. Maryann was absent december 11-16, because she had a fever, sorethroat, headache and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever an sore throat, her brother had a low grade fever and ached all over. I wasn't the best either, sore throat and fever. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night.

Now we know why parents are screaming for better education for our kids.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tag, You're It!

10 Things You May Or May Not Know About Sassy...

Coco tagged me and seeing as how I'm struggling for material I'll gladly play...

1. I come from a family of girls. I have 2 beautiful and amazing little sisters. I have no clue what to do with a smelly little boy, but I'm figuring it out one day at a time!

2. I sell trailers for a living and I love it. No, not the kind you live in. The kind you haul stuff in or on. Not so glamorous, but interesting and often entertaining. Nothing like being a woman in a man's world.

3. I LOVE all things adventurous. I love jeep riding, wake boarding, roller coasters, white water rafting and anything else that gets the adrenaline pumping.

4. When I was a wee little one my mom put me in dance lessons. My teacher IMMEDIATELY recommended gymnastics. She didn't so much love the fact that I was flipping all over the place during ballet class. My dance career was pretty short lived, but I was a gymnast through high school.

5. I read super fast. Seriously, I read all of the Twilight books in 4 days. I kid you not.

6. I love all things beachy. I want to live at the beach. I'd move tomorrow if I could. There is something about it that soothes my soul and puts my mind at ease. I'll drop everything in a second when given the opportunity for a getaway.

7. I love hoteling it with a passion. Give me maid & room service and I'm in heaven.

8. Seeing things through Little Red's eyes is my new passion. I love the enjoyment he has over simple things. Holidays are even better because he gets so excited. Everything is just so much more fun.

9. My fortune from lunch yesterday was "Tomorrow will be lucky and memorable for you."

10. Today I lost my debit card. After a minor freak out I called Wal-Mart, where I used it last. Sure 'nuff some fantastically wonderful person turned it in. Not so much what I was imagining when I open the cookie at lunch yesterday, but pretty dang lucky and memorable I'd say.

I tag:
Miss Primadonna

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

For Pee's Sake

I'm going crazy here. Little Red is as wishy washy about potty training as I am about shoes. Let's get one thing straight, he does his poopin in the potty. Thank the lord! It's the tinkling he can't seem to fully commit to. Seriously, he knows he is supposed to go in the potty and for days in a row he will fully oblige to my potty demands. As soon as I think we have it aced, he reverts back to pure laziness. He'd rather sit in his soggy wet underwear and continue playing or watching a movie. Grossness! Doesn't phase him one bit.

In every other aspect he aspires to be a big boy, yet he couldn't care less about wearing big boy underwear. Heaven help me if I try to help him wash his hair, get in the tub or fix his juice. He'll not have it cuz he is a bog boy, but call him a baby for pottying in a pull up and he just laughs. I've tried candy, reward charts, new undies that he picked out, games and everything else I can think of. He's just not giving in. Everyone says boys take longer than girls and that he won't go to kindergarten in pull ups. He knows better and just doesn't seem to care. Kill me now.