August 4, 2007


Posted in Life at 1:09 pm by Angel

So we are remodeling our bathroom.  God, help me.  J is doing all the work himself and he’s been at it for weeks now.  No, we aren’t divorced yet, but I chalk that up to me resolutely staying out of his way.  Go me.

Today he has a friend coming over to help him do the floor.  My house is a shambles and I want to bar the door and not let this friend in. Yes, yes, I should be up cleaning right now, but I fly a la flylady, and I’m on a 15 minute break.  If I try to just tackle the house I become totally overwhelmed and just shut down.  The 15 minute intervals work for me.

Beau had the granddaddy of all nosebleeds last night.  I thought we had got it stopped before putting him back to bed, but I awoke this morning to find his bed COATED IN GORE!  God.  What am I going to do?  It can’t be good for him to loose that much blood.  I’m so scared that one day we will have to take him to the hospital and have it cauterized.  That would go over like a lead balloon.


August 1, 2007

Anniversary Gift… WW!

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:06 am by Angel


July 31, 2007

My Family…

Posted in Life at 7:17 pm by Angel

Beau is having his last week of summer school.  Then its just the two of us until August 16th.  That should be interesting.  Beau hates being out of school.  He’ll be in school DTs by then.  Oh joy.

Kat on the other hand is truly enjoying her vacation from school.  I love to watch her run on her sturdy little legs, he long hair blowing in the wind.  Truly, it warms my heart.

J and I went out of town for our anniversary last Thursday.  We didn’t go far, but we had a good time.  We stayed by the pool, ate in nice restaurants, and of course, were intimate.  A good time was had by all.

Today I’m just really grateful for my little family.

July 24, 2007

Wordless Wednesday Again…

Posted in Life at 7:14 pm by Angel


Dog Days Of Summer Bloggy Giveaway!

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:06 pm by Angel

The winner was Krissy from For the Fun Of It.  Congrats!  Thanks to everyone who played.

I’m participating in the Rocks In My Dryer Dog Days Of Summer Bloggy Giveaway. I’m offering two books. The first is Dean Koontz’s Strangers. Its been read once and is in excellent shape. The second is a signed copy of The Regency Brides.


You must reside in the US to receive this prize, I can’t afford international shipping… sorry.

This prize will be drawn the 27th at 11 am by Dawn. Check the comments for the winner, I’ll be out of town on that day. I’ll be checking in on Sunday and getting ready to ship on Monday.

My Affair…

Posted in Entertainment at 6:09 pm by Angel

I’ve spent the weekend with a 17 year old boy… Harry Potter! I loved the new book. I’m a little obsessed with the Harry Potter books. I stood in line from 8 to 12:01 for the book but I’m happy to report that I was second in line. I came home and gorged on strawberries while I devoured the book.

For your chance to win a free copy of this book, check this out!











  1. Dumbledore is a jerk! I cannot believe he was only concerned about Harry so Harry could die. Seriously what the hell? I was quite disillusioned.
  2. Snape is the true hero of these books. I wonder if the reason that Voldemort could never read his mind was that he was motivated by LOVE?
  3. Neville Longbottom is finally got the attention he deserved. That prophecy could have referred to him but Voldemort ignored it. In the end he, too, played a vital role.
  4. How did Neville pull out Godric Gryffendor’s sword if the goblin had run off with it?

I could say a lot more… but i won’t. LOL


Posted in Meme at 5:53 pm by Angel

Dawn tagged me… so here it goes…

Four jobs I’ve held:

  1. photographer
  2. executive assistant to the plant manager at Yokohama Tire
  3. Waitress
  4. Bar Maid

Four movies I can watch over again:

  1. The Lion King
  2. Swept Away
  3. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  4. Almost Famous

Four places I have lived:

  1. Tiny town (i’m too paranoid to put the name, sorry), VA
  2. Salem, Va
  3. Roanoke, VA
  4. i don’t have a fourth place

Four t.v. shows I watch:

  1. Big Love
  2. South Park
  3. The Closer
  4. Law and Order:  Special Victims Unit

Four places I’ve been on vacation:

  1. Virginia Beach, VA
  2. Martinsville, VA
  3. Williamsburg, VA
  4. Staunton, VA

Four favorite foods:

  1. Chicken Skillet
  2. Spaghetti
  3. Lobster
  4. Shrimp

Four websites I visit:

  1. Dawn
  2. Gmail
  3. CNN
  4. Myspace

Three people I am tagging:

  1. Jennifer
  2. Meredith
  3. Holly

There you go!  i hope someone decides to play along, but if not, I hope you learned a little bit about me!

July 15, 2007

Schmoozer… Me?

Posted in Life at 2:15 pm by Angel

So Dawn over at Coming to a Nursery Near You… gave me this award.  Since she is my best friend and I met her through blogging, I have to say I’m thrilled.  Here’s what the description of the award said…

“As it goes, schmoozing is the natural ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello – all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship.”

Isn’t that just sweet?

I pass this award on to these friendly people who welcomed me to the world of Mommy Blogging.

Megan at BadKittyCats.  Megan was the first person to say “Nice to meet you!”  I really appreciated that.

Holly Schwendiman from Holly’s Corner.  She gave me my first cyber hug on this blog.  I thought that was very sweet.

That’s it for now, but I’m new to mommy blogging.  I’m sure I will meet lots of great people and make lots of friends.

I like to schmooze after all.  😛

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Oh Yuck!

Posted in Life at 1:25 pm by Angel

Beau has to have his food blended in a blender.  He never learned to chew when he was a baby.  To our delight, he’s learning now!  He’s trying all kinds of foods, from pizza to cookies to french fries.

The only trouble is, he eats like a baby.  You remember, spitting out as much as they consume?  Well, you know what a mess your baby made… imagine this on the scale of a nine year old.  Its rather yuck.

Last week I was asleep on the sofa and Beau decided to have some french fries that I had put on the kitchen table for him.  Unfortunately he didn’t stay at the kitchen table.  He came in the living room to wallow all over me.  It wasn’t until I woke up that I realized that I was covered in spit out french fries.  GROSS!

That was an I need a shower moment.  Share your “I need a shower” moment for this contest bought to you by Karen over at PediaScribe.  Its kinda fun to read all the gross stories she has linked.  It lets you know that no matter how icky you may have felt… someone else had it worse!

July 14, 2007

The Roof, The Roof, The Roof is on fire!

Posted in Life at 12:51 pm by Angel

So my house caught on fire.  I was cleaning house and threw some clothes in the dryer.  A few minutes later, while I was doing dishes, I smelled something and heard a crackling in Beau’s room.  I rushed in there to find the fuse box turning black and smoke coming from it.  I was on the phone with my sister Valerie and she had the presence of mind to tell me to use the fire extinguisher.  So I did.  Then I called 911.

Rescue workers descended on the house. I was in a panic as they trooped in and proceeded to cut my electricity and poke a hole in Beau’s ceiling.  They crawled around on my roof and finally decided the house was safe but that we could have no electricity until the fuse box was repaired.

This left us in a predicament.  We had no where to stay.  So I called the Red Cross and they put us up in a hotel.  We took Beau and went to the hotel with TV dinners for him and a $95 gift card the Red Cross gave us for food.

J got the electric fixed the next day.  We still need to upgrade to a breaker box, but for now our fuse box is fixed and we were able to move back into our house.  We decided that since we had missed checkout time to just spend the night at the hotel so Beau could swim in the pool.  He loved it!

End result no real harm was done.  We were badly shaken though.

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