Monday, July 23, 2007

Caution: Complete Mess

I am just a mess lately. My hair is dry and stringy and I can't style it anymore. My nails are a wreck and keep peeling off. My energy level is non-existent. My face looks like a pepperoni pizza and I've gained about 4 pounds.

I blame it on the bathroom.

People have asked me why I'm letting this dang blamed bathroom bother me so bad and I don't have a good answer except to say that it is a mystical bathroom which holds my life force and it won't release it till the renovations are completed. Which, by way, looks as though it will be another two weeks out even though our contractor promised us it would be done last Friday. Whatever. Your workers have to actually show up for the project to get completed.

On a brighter note, we placed an order for bamboo flooring, which should be delivered shortly and we'll have installed after our vacation to see my folks the first week of August. That will be nice, and hopefully the soul sucking bathroom will be completed by then and then my hair will have some luster and my face a healthy glow.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

One Sentence Story

My One Sentence Story finally made it. Vote thumbs up for me. :)

More Pics . . .

Here are some more pics of Peyton I found. I think these are around when he was one.

Just chillin' at the beach.

Mommy and Peyton

In Key West.

Who took the Cotton Candy?!?!

This is one of a group that I took that are some of my faves.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Mother Theresa, I Am Not

We hosted a huge party for the 4th of July and a good time was had by all, with the exception of Larry. While playing host and trying to encourage the kids away from the water slide during the thunderstorm and into the bounce house (much safer, I know), he slipped. One leg went south and the other leg headed north. Two doctor's appointment and an MRI later, we learn that he has a torn MCL. Luckily, this tendon will regenerate itself with some time and physical therapy, however, Larry is stuck with a knee brace and crutches for the next few weeks.

And while my husband has been more than appreciative of my waiting on him hand and foot, I am still waiting on him hand and foot. The waiting, oh it is becoming taxing. Already.

Today at lunch he was moaning about the crutches and I said, "You know, some people spend their whole lives on crutches." He nodded, then asked for a Coke.

I know it sucks and I am trying to be sympathetic, but let's face it, I am just not meant for servitude. I think that's a main difference between us. If it was me, I would still be trying to get stuff done and figuring out how to maneuver on the crutches, but he's scared of falling or balancing or something, and just doesn't risk it. He may have to learn real quick like though.

A funny: Shey came into our room around five this morning announcing over and over again, "I'm wet, I'm wet, I'm wet." I crawled out of bed (which I propped up with a case of water by the way) and followed him to his room. As I was stripping the bed, Shey asked, "Who turned the water on?"

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Baby Peyton

I found some old discs last night with pictures on them of Peyton when he was a baby. Thought I'd share.

Here he is still in the hospital.

Look how young I look.

All bundled up.

Sweet, sweet baby.

One month old.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Weekend Warriors

Oh, the weekend, she was busy

First, we finished the flower/shrub area under the bay window.

Then, we broke our bed (dirty jokes are actually appropriate, go us!)

Notice how my side slopes downward. Here's a close up.

See the wood frame on the floor? yeah, it's not supposed to be there.

Let's see, then last night, I installed a shower door in the guest bathroom.

The workers were busy Saturday in the bathroom also. It's doesn't look like it, but they are making progress. The frame for the tub is in and they started the tile work there and in the shower.

Last week, we had the interior painted. Here's the color in the living room. I love it. Several walls are this chocolate brown color and the other walls are a light coffee with heavy cream color.

And, this wasn't from this weekend, but here are a couple of gratuitous pics of the boys at the beach.

And on one further note, here's a funny for you. The other week, I grabbed some lotion out of one of the boxes where our master bath is stored and rubbed it on my legs. It was really thick, but the bottle said it was with Shea Butter for extra whatever, so I just thought it was extra moisturizing. I've used it a few times since and even moved it to the counter of the guest bathroom for easier access. Last night, Larry pointed to it and said, "Is that what you've been using?" I confirmed and he said, "Isn't that body wash?" and sure enough, it was. No wonder the stuff took forever to rub in. ha At least I was clean.