Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sex in the City

When I heard the movie was coming out, I was pretty sad that I was going to have to fly solo at the theatre. The only fan I knew was Laura and she is in Fayetteville. I couldn't justify a trip there just to catch Sex in the City on the big screen. Fortunately, Dana is a fan and invited me to join her. Loved it!

Friday, May 30, 2008

So what's the plan, Sundance?

Dana and James were so gracious to have the die hard Lost fanatics over last night to watch the Season 4 finale together. What a great way to end the season! While some of my questions were answered, many were not.

What I really want to know...

  • Where did the island move to?
  • Did Jin survive?
  • How did Locke really die?
  • What happened to Faraday and the other people on the raft traveling back to the freighter?
  • What happened to Claire?
  • Is Christian alive?
  • What exactly is Smokie?

  • Charlotte is Ben's childhood friend, Annie
  • Jin is still alive
  • Ben had something to do with Locke's death
  • Not all of the Oceanic Six will return to the island

  • Juliet is still one shady character-I do not trust that she has pure intentions by hanging with the Losties
  • Sawyer cracks me up
  • Can't wait 'til February '09

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Most of you that know me well, know that I say "crackin' me up" when I find something amusing. Elijah has picked that up from me, but here is his version...

"Mom, you are crappin' me up. I mean, you are crappin' me up real bad!"

Now, THAT cracks me up!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mr. Sun

Elijah had his Spring Program for school tonight at the Fowler Center. It was so cute to see all the kids up on stage performing. My favorite was "Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun". Elijah is moving up from his preschool class to prekindergarten next week. He is pumped because he learned today that now he will have longer play time outside and they will have "water days". I just feel so blessed that I found this school. I love everything about the place!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It's official

I took Elijah to the library today to get his very own card. He had never been to the library before so he was pretty excited. The guy that helped us was great. He spoke directly to Elijah while gathering all the information. Elijah seemed impressed that he was getting to do all the talking. When we were done, the guy said "Mr. Graham, I just need you to sign your card and your ready to go!" I think he felt pretty grown up in that moment.

Monday, May 19, 2008

List for Life

  • Take a pottery course

  • Take Elijah to the beach

  • Own my own home

  • Be debt free

  • De-clutter my house

  • Find my soulmate
  • Fill all my photoframes

  • Crochet an afghan

  • Take a martial arts class

  • Get my concealed weapon permit

  • Get Masters degree

  • Ride in a limousine

  • Go to a murder mystery party

  • See Bon Jovi in concert

  • Be on a jury

  • Own a jeep

  • See The Lion King on Broadway

  • Get Elijah's scrapbooks up-to-date
  • Lose 30 pounds
  • Clear out my closet of items I no longer can/do wear
  • Get a Nikon
  • Set up my aquarium
  • Take some photography classes
  • See The Nace Brothers Band play live again
  • Visit New York
  • Take Elijah to Walt Disney World
  • Update my wardrobe

List will be updated as things cross my mind

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ah, the joys of motherhood...Part II

So, what could be worse than having a very sick child? I have the answer...YOU having the same dang thing while trying to take care of said child. Horrid.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ah, the joys of motherhood

I am frustrated. I am tired. Sometimes I want to scream at the top of my lungs. Other times I just want to cry. I think the worst feeling in the world is to have your child hurting and not having the ability to take the pain away. So I pray...and pray...and pray. He has been throwing up since about 2am and has not once shed a tear. I wish I handled illness half as well as him. At our house it has been lots of hugs, lots of love and lots of movies!

Amazing love

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Letter of the week "C"

  • Make chocolate chip cookies

  • Color hunts around the house

  • Coloring book

  • Color experiments with food coloring

  • Cutting with scissors

  • Decorating and wearing a crown

  • Calling cousins

  • Clouds-talk about and look for clouds, making some with cotton balls

  • Snacks-cheese & crackers, chips & cheese, chunks of cheddar cheese

  • Counting with cotton balls

  • Making cards for Elijah to send

  • Baking cupcakes
  • Making chocolate covered things (strawberries, pretzels, marshmellows)

  • Eating Chinese food

  • Decorating a can for putting things in

  • Make a clock and talk about time

  • Craft projects

  • Wear costumes

  • Play with cars

  • Go to Chuck E. Cheese and eat cotton candy

  • Change out Elijah's closet-take winter out and put summer in

  • Go the Castle park

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Starbucks Caramel Machiato

Oh, how I love the Caramel Machiato! I had bible study tonight. Rachel and I decided to leave the kids with Chris and head out for some coffee. I was super pumped since I rarely go out for coffee. I love to, but it was becoming somewhat of an addiction so I had to cut myself off. We went to Starbuck's inside Target. I showed no restraint. Ordered a venti. It was oh so good.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Why kids say bad things

  • On the way to school this morning Elijah and I had this conversation...

    Elijah: Mom, does Sawyer still say bad words?

    Me: I don't know if he does or not, but I bet he probably does.

    Elijah: Why does he still say those bad words?

    Me: Well, honey he has learned those words from somewhere.

    Elijah: Mom, I think Sawyer says bad words 'cause he is in that crazy business!

    A little background info...Sawyer is an old friend. After several play dates I had to end their friendship because this boy was BAD.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hunker'd Down

As I have stated previously, weather in Arkansas is so unpredictable. We had been out and about enjoying a nice evening, when I get an alert via text message from my boss telling me if I am out I better head home. There is a bad storm heading this way and we don't want to be caught out in it, she says. Just as we pull in the driveway, hail starts falling. I immediately went into hypervigilant mom mode. So, we hunker'd down in my walk-in closet. Elijah was oblivious to what was going on as he watched Scooby Doo on the portable DVD player. It is actually pretty cozy, sans no ventilation.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Trip to the doggy ER

Well, this has been quite an evening. After work Elijah and I headed to Rachel's for our weekly bible study. To be quite honest, I am struggling with this study. God has shown me where I need to be obedient and I am making excuses. I just can't seem to give it up to Him. Therefore, I am putting up walls and can't really dive into the study like I should. God couldn't have given me a more perfect partner. We have so many life experiences in common and I feel God has a plan for us. Rachel and I both know what we must do. The question is, are we going to go the distance?

After we left Rachel's we headed home. My house is a mess and I have twenty two things to do. I have this funk smell in the house that I have not been able to pinpoint and it is driving me insane! As I type this, Elijah blurts out "What do I smell?!?! I don't like it" I hear ya, son. I don't like it either. Anyway, I was determined to find the source. I took the air filter outside and powerwashed it, thinking maybe some funky smell had clung on. It was not. I went around and gathered all the dirty laundry thinking maybe that could be it. It was not. By this point, I was getting pissed. Ah, but soon I would have bigger things to concern myself with.

So, what you say does all this have to do with the doggy trip to the ER. Not a thing. I will get to all that in the morning. My body is shutting down now.

Ok, so back to the story. Elijah is running around the house like a wild banshee and jumps on the treadmill. He KNOWS better, but sometimes can't help himself. Eko is right up there with him. They both like to look at themselves in the full length mirror directly in front of the treadmill. I promptly yell at him to get off. He jumps down and then I hear horrific sounds coming from Eko. I run over to see what the problem is and see that her foot is stuck in the treadmill. There is blood everywhere. I call 911 and tell them to send the fireman. I tell them what is going on and am quite sure they thought I was crazy. I decide I can't wait, so I throw a coat over her head and try to get her leg out. Not a good idea...

I finally get some sense about me, and take Elijah outside. Two fire trucks and eight fireman later Eko is freed. They load her up in the Fire Captain's SUV and we are off to the vet. The injuries weren't as bad as I had thought. She had to have stitches in her tail and has a badly sprained hind leg. She will be on pain meds for the next seven days and I am out, oh, only $421.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Letter of the week "B"

"B" activities for the week
  • Buy berries at the store-make berry smoothies
  • Books-read books, first trip to library to borrow books
  • Bible stories
  • Black, brown, blue colors-search inside/outside for items these colors
  • Body-draw a picture of it, talk about our bodies, identify body parts
  • "B" handwriting pages
  • Bees, bugs, butterflies-look for them outside
  • "B" hunt around the house
  • Blow bubbles
  • Balloons
  • Bake brownies
  • Bus-take a ride on the local transit busses, count how many we see
  • Balls
  • Bath time fun

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Memphis in May

So, at 31 years old I finally got to experience the Memphis in May Musicfest. I have wanted to go for several years now, but just never did. My uncle had a couple extra tickets to Saturday's show, so I invited my friend, Kara, to go with me. We ate lunch at Silky O'Sullivan's and walked around Beale for awhile, then headed over to Tom Lee Park. We didn't really know any of the bands that were playing, so we just walked from one tent to the other checking it all out. Kara and I are both people watchers, and let me tell ya, there was plenty of colorful people to watch!

Acts we caught...Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Preston Shannon, Al Kapone, Muck Sticky, Tegan and Sara, and Colbie Caillat. Word of advice, Muck Sticky is wildly offensive. Needless to say, we promptly left that area. Loved Preston Shannon and he had Ali Woodson, former lead singer of the original Temptations, singing "My Girl". It was a great performance. Al Kapone was insightful :) "I'm gonna shine like brand new jewelry" is my new saying. I don't think I will ever get that song out of my head. Kara and I found it quite comical. We headed over to the Budweiser stage while Tegan and Sara were playing so we could get some prime standing room for Colbie. Out of all the performers that is who we both wanted to see. Kara did a fine job of working us up to the stage. Then the dreaded happened...I HAD to go to the restroom. Mind you, I already had the beginning stages of a bladder infection so I knew there was no way I could hold it until the show was over. By the time I got back, some 40 minutes later, there was no way I could get back through the crowd. I did get to hear my two favorite songs, Bubbly and Realize, and Kara took awesome pictures for me.

We decided to leave after Colbie and grab some dinner at Alfred's on Beale. On our way out, I ran into an old friend from Fayetteville. I haven't seen or talked to her in years. She was there with her bachlorette party. It is funny how much life changes in a few short years.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Circus Fun

Quality entertainment! We just got home from the Circus and we had a blast. Elijah saw a bunch of friends from church and school which he thought that was way cool. I've never been a big circus fan, but I have to say it was a great show. The only monkeys.

Who will you be voting for on November 4th?