4.05.2009

The One Where I Say "Y'all" A Lot

I'm tired, y'all. This weekend has been a doosey for me. All good. All exhausting.

I'm thinking in random spurts, so this blog post will be nothing but.

Read no further...unless you are willing to subject yourself to an overdose of randomosity. Consider yourself warned.


1) I'm going to write this in numbered list form. It will bring the only semblance of order and organization to this post....it seemed necessary.

2) Tate is dealing with the Girl Pants drama remarkably well. He has overheard me a couple of times discuss the GP's, and is coping. I'm pretty much a loudmouth....the GP's weren't going to stay under wraps long. But, luckily, Tate is 4. Doesn't really understand the magnitude of his mama's decision to cross-dress him. And has since been seen wearing only the Ring Master's sequin vest and bow tie with his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle undies. I'm now thinking that the Girl Pants are the least of our worries.

3) Our Little League Baseball Jamboree was Saturday. If you're new to these parts, then you haven't been exposed to my small obsession with baseball. Namely baseball that my kids play. I'm one of those climb-the-fence, lose my voice sports moms. I'm the mom that horrifies her kids when she screams things like "Sweetie" and "Baby" from the bleachers. I also am unopposed to saying ugly things if my sweetie babies' baseball skillz are questioned. So, aside from being out at the fields ALL FREAKIN' DAY....it was right up my alley. I could have done without the splotchy sunburn and Keaton having his b-ball picture made with blue lips thanks to the slushie he drank during Tate's game....but whatever.

4) Saturday night, Kirk and I went on a triple-date with some of our best buddies. We left the kids with a babysitter and headed out for a night on the town. Talking to grown-ups is so much fun....even when no one acts like one! (Had a great time, You Guys! Can't wait to do it again...soon!!!!)

5) I discovered while I was out with our friends that I must be the only one who watches useless tv. Conversations at dinner revolved around Glenn Beck, FoxNews, and political correctness. Uh....I used that time to stuff my face with the most delicious cheese dip in the world. These would be my "smart friends" that I was out with last night. I even everyone out by being the "friend who watches entirely too much reality tv and knows entirely too much about useless celebrity gossip." It takes all kinds.

6) After dinner, we headed to the mall. We were there with all the Jr. High kids who dress weird and are really pumped to be at the mall on a Saturday night. We girls drooled over Vera Bradley bags and tried on dresses. The men looked at baseball bats and frowned when we came out of Victoria's Secret empty-handed.

7) We discussed Britney Spears. And she still scares me. What scares me more is that I know a lot of her songs by heart.

8) Kirk and I flipped a coin this morning to see who was going to get to stay home with puney kids and who got to go to church. He stayed. I went.

9) My smart friends and I all were reminded of how old we are while we yawned our way through church. An 11:00 curfew proved to be too late for us old fogies....

10) I have discovered that Sawyer has mastered the Art of the Spit Wad. Excellent. Nothing else needs to be said about this little matter. Trust me.

11) Our small group at church spent the afternoon with a bunch of great underprivileged kids this afternoon for our service project. We feasted on hot dogs and those yummy frosted sugar cookies from WalMart that just kind of melt in your mouth. Oh my goodness. Cookie heaven. Then we had an Easter Egg Hunt, had a telling of the Easter Story, and then just played, visited, and ate more cookies. And I yawned a lot...because I'm old. Good day. Good people. Amazing Jesus.

12) I am positive that I remember the Bible mentioning that StarBurst Jellybeans exist in Heaven along with streets of gold. Because they are just. that. good.
13) Sawyer was the only one of my kids well enough to venture out of the house today, so I indulged myself in a little only-had-one-kid-hallelujah shopping after we left our project. Amazing that Sawyer can resist the urge to climb around in all the clothes racks when he is the only little person. I reminded him several times that I noticed this spectacular miracle. He rolled his eyes at me. I rolled mine back.

14) New flip flops always make me smile. I got a new pair today. Perfect for the 28 degree weather that is rolling in tomorrow! Global warming my foot.

15) While I was out today, I had to run by the auto parts store to buy new brake shoes for my van. (Look at me typing that like I have any idea what those are.) I was laughed at and mocked by the people who work there when I had to call Kirk on the phone and be the messenger between him and the sales clerk. How am I supposed to know if my van has anti-lock breaks or drums in the back? You can't tell me that I'm the only woman who finds the only thing remotely interesting about car maintenance is the fact that cars do indeed wear "shoes." Seriously.

16) I came home this afternoon to find that my sweet husband had done the laundry. I didn't even think he knew where the laundry room was. I just had to give him a big ole' kiss! And then I rewarded him further by allowing myself to take a nap while he helped my van try on her new shoes.

17) Y'all...he did the laundry!

18) I just got poked in the eye with a golf club. Just totally put a damper on my he-did-the-laundry high.

No. Nothing could squelch that joy. Because, y'all! He did the laundry!! :)

12 comments:

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

I had a great time too....and I'm not a smart friend...my better half is the smart part of our family:)

Thanks for not sharing all the details :)

Tiffani said...

Girl, I'm tired just reading!! :)

I love it when I get one on one shopping time..and I am in desperate severe need of flip flops! The dog has murdered every.single.pair. I own.

Can't jump on the jellybean bandwagon w/ you but am totally convinced my Mansion will beside a chocolate river...

Hope you get some great sleep tonight! YAWN!! Y'ALL!

Elizabeth said...

I'm not a very good soccer mom, but soon I'll be a baseball mom so we'll see. I'm too shy to do much screaming but maybe I'll just clap really loudly! Why scream when there's awesome moms like you around:)

We had a quadruple date last night with our smart friends (most of them anyway). The kids were with us, but it was still fun. Yeah, we were wiped out by 8:00 and ready to head home. We're getting old!

You have a mall?

Becky said...

Next time ya'll go out you can invite us b/c I know tons about the Bachelor but have no clue about Glenn Beck...isn't he somehow related to the Beckham's?!

I love me some Starburst Jelly Beans!

When it comes to cars and computers, I am that woman who has to make the call and be the messenger. Actually, I think I'd just hand my phone to the clerk!

Carpoolqueen said...

I would have loved to have been the fourthsome on your triple date. You and I could have talked about Britney all night long.

I do not judge when it comes to keeping up on celebrity gossip. Who has TMZ and X17 bookmarked? That would be me.

snoodlings.com said...

I'm sorry. I lost focus when you showed the picture of the Lofthouse Cookie. Didn't you know I'm a Lofthouse Cookie addict? I've been clean since February. Now I've got to go and call my sponsor.

Kendra said...

You hardly said "y'all", you know. You must be slipping.

It's a wonderful life said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. I am with ya on the cookies they do melt in your mouth.

It's a wonderful life said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. I am with ya on the cookies they do melt in your mouth.

Mich said...

You are old? What does that make me? Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

did you save me any jellybeans? You know those are my favorites!

Lori Motl said...

It was a long day at the baseball fields wasn't it? I'm about to upload pictures, so watch your in box! It was good to visit with you a little in person!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I was wondering who you got to go out with until you said Glenn Beck...and then I knew it was Lisa, our smart friend.

:)