My Bassakward Group

My Bassakward Group

Saturday, October 25, 2008

pay it forward

I got this from Becky - anyone wanna play???

THE RULES: The main focus is doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and pay it forward. I will send a small, fun gift to the first 3 bloggers who post a comment on this entry. In turn, those three will post this information and pick 3 people they want to send something to and then the game will continue!! If you are interested in participating, be one of the first 3 bloggers to leave a comment!! The little something you send can be something you made, bought, were given or found, anything you want!! Just a gift that will make the person's day!! You have to promise that you will then post about this on your blog, link back to me, and then send something to the first three people who sign up to play along through your blog.Ok...ready...set...go!

Monday, October 20, 2008

candid shots....

Absolute Natural!

Another natural....

Jamers and Sissy Lynn!

Me and Bubba Joe!

Jacob playing putt putt!

Lexies Outlaw Dude...aka DUDE THE WONDERDOG!!!

Jamie & Sissy Lynn

What are you looking at?

And the winner is........

Sunday, October 19, 2008

paws in the park

i may have told some of you this, but if not....we have two puppies, sissy lynne golden and bubba joe golden. they are weenie dogs that live with us at golden living center. do you think the names are appropriate? anyway,today was paws in the park in our little part of the world! i have never been real big on these kinds of events, but i got nominated to take the our puppies, sissy lynn and bubba joe, to the park. it was kind of a marketing strategy as well as they had on golden living tshirts. they were the cutest top it off they won prettiest girl and most handsome man. we also took my bassett, dude, with us...we had so much fun..we will definately do this next year....hope you enjoy the pics...some of them are also of jacob playing putt putt....

Jamie with Bubba Joe and Sissy Lynne!

Jacob playing putt putt - watch out Tiger Woods!

Our WINNERS for Prettiest Girl and Most Handsome Boy!!!!

We had so much fun! It was not what i had was much more fun!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

need to unwind

been a long week at work, but hopefully i can relax a little this weekend...went to see a friend of mine on the way home from work on was great. we were friends in high school that kind of was a love hate relationship..we were musical rivals..but anyway, we have gotten back in touch recently...he is going to be a dear friend of mine for a long time...he knows who he is...

i am excited about going to paws in the park tomorrow...i am taking our two weinie dogs, bubba joe and sissy lynn. they are the puppies at the nursing home and they are ROTTEN. i am also taking dude, my beloved bassett hound.

just some random pictures of the fam....


JACONATOR!!! this is typical jacob...never slowing down..ready to save the world from all danger!

please disregard the broom and dust pan in the background...i have not figured out how to crop pictures yet...or maybe i just don't know how to put things up!

this is my beautiful daughter who i don't know what i would do without her...she is really my best friend in more ways than she knows...i love her dearly

Thursday, October 16, 2008

thankful thursday

today it is a little hard to find things to be thankful for as it has been an extremely stressful day at work...but i am going to try to reverse my current mood by thinking of what i am thankful for...

1. report card day - no one is grounded
2. a great hubby that does not get mad when it hits the fan at work & i am late coming home
3. we are closer to my hubby having lap band surgery
4. my cousin is finally happy, free, in a new house and beginning a new life
5. friends
6. new socks - i bought some new ones this week - they are so cute
7. 5 more car payments and one car will be paid for
8. a work day only is 8 hours long
9. some days the best part of the day is when you can go to bed
10. my family - even the crazy ones!

have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

kid stories...

there is really not a whole lot of point to this blog other than craziness in my house

story #1
i was told today at work that i had to do care plans for deceased do i implement this when they have gone to the big house? i guess i am in the celestial care planning business!

story #2
i called home yesterday and asked jamie, my sweet air headed 16 year old, to please scramble the hamburger meat, drain it and leave it in the sink. i told her when i got home i would finish supper when i got home. as i pulled into the yard, she comes out on the porch and says...i could not cook the hamburger meat...why...because the meat skillet was dirty. this is actually the conversation. she acts like we have only one skillet in the house...she says are you mad...i say no just confused...i say did it ever cross your mind that you could have washed it. you could tell by the look on her face that the thought never did cross her mind. this is the same child who is to graduate next year and thinks i am going to let her go off to college by herself.

story #3
jacob had a major meltdown at walmart sunday night...WHY?...because jamie got something and he did not...would you like to know what she got? a BRA! my only response was, "would you like some underwear?" that is all i am going to say...only if you have kids - plural - will you understand.

that is all for now - i am sure there will be more to come.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

satisfaction saturday

ok this blog may be a little elementary but here goes...i have had the best started by going to my high school homecoming...we are undefeated and ranked 2nd in the state..we played a team, coosa central...bless their hearts...we beat them 86 to 36. it was pitiful...but fun...i got to see a bunch of friends from high school that i don't get to see very often...GO LINCOLN GOLDEN BEARS!

then auburn got beat by arkansas...SOOIE SOOIE!!!!!i hated that vandy got beat by mississippi state...that should not have happened...bama taking a day off...possibly moving to number 1...tennessee got beat and at this moment lsu is getting beat!!!

i am at my mother in law's house right now...when i come down here i don't have to do a matter of fact she told me and stephen to go out to eat dinner and she would watch the does not get better than that!

have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

thankful thursdays - 1st edition

as stated in an earlier post, i am borrowing from a friend of min for a weekly post, "thankful thursdays". so here goes the 1st edition.

1. i am thankful for lazy days when i can stay in bed with my kiddos around me and watch cartoons.

2. i am thankful for my job - i love working with the elderly - they are such an inspiration and great story tellers

3. i am thankful that i do not have any major problems - addictions, financial, marital, etc.

4. i am thankful for coffee - enough said.

5. i am thankful for my husband who helped me clean up the dining room and the formal living room today.

6. i am thankful for clorox wipes - they get stuff so much cleaner than a rag and detergent

7. i am thankful for ALABAMA football

8. i am thankful that i have come back into contact with several friends from high school through the internet

9. i am thankful that i have two great kids who at times i would like to ring their necks, but all in all they are great kids

and finally,
10. i am thankful that i live way out in the country and no one comes to visit because my house is never clean!

have a great rest of the week and weekend!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

always keep your receipt...

i must share this story with everyone...i had two pair of blue jeans i had bought for jacob at dollar general...well of course they did not fit...he is the hardest child to fit for clothes...anyway, i lost my receipt but i knew i could take them back and "exchange" them for some other items we needed.

well i go into the dollar general i always go into and tell the cashier what i wanted to do...she said i proceed to go pick up some items that we needed. bear in mind i am expecting to exchange these pants for other items that total about $20.00 - the pants were $10.00 a piece. so i get to the counter and the cahsier takes the jeans to ring them up for comes up they are only worth A PENNY! i asked if this was a mistake and she no because they had just had a clearance sale on their clothes...i proceeded to tell her that the tag was still on the pants. needless to say i did not get to exchange the pants because they were only worth 2 cents!

now i must tell you that i became a basement person! keep in mind that i have a major sinus infection because it has been raining. so i already did not feel good. i told her i did not want the i am walking out the door with my jeans she says "do you need a bag for those?" i said ,"no they are only worth 2 cents." i left the buggy sitting at the register with all the stuff in it.

probably not the best thing and the christian thing to do, but good grief!!!!!!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Being a Balcony Person

i have been guilty in the past of using my blog as a place to vent about family issues, work issues or anything else that ticked me off. well i am heading in a new direction. i am going to try to use this as an inspirational avenue for those people who might need to be lifted up. all of this comes on the heels of a presentation i did over the weekend at a ceu opportunity. the name of the presentation was "balcony people". i really was shocked that as i did this presentation i was really realizing that i was a basement person instead of a balcony person. so, let me define the difference....

a balcony person is a person who believes in you, who pulls you up when you are down, someone who comes and cleans your house just because you are stressed beyond words, someone who may not agree with your ideas but will support you.

a basement person is someone who would gripe about being hung with a new rope. they never have anything nice to say, it is always woe is me, it is all about me, never satisfied with anything, just miserable birds.

as i did this presentation i began to feel that i had become a basement person. i cannot be a basement person and be a christian, a good social worker, a parent or a wife. so this presentation was as much for me as it was for the audience.

i am not saying that i will never have another basement momment, but i am going to try to keep them to a minimum. if any of you start to see my being a basement person, please call me on it.

i am also going to borrow an idea from my friend, becky, and try to do a thankful thursday post. i think i will be more of a balcony person if i think about and acknowledge what i have to be thankful for.

ps let's not be like the man in the Bible who sat in the window, fell asleep and fell out the window.....

i hope everyone has a great week!