Wednesday, June 29, 2011
...I cannot believe it's almost July. This year has really flown by. This time last year we looked at our house for the first time and signed our contract July 31st. I only know the exact date because it's my dad's birthday. :)
...After being gone from work, it's been a struggle to get back into the work routine. A week really throws a person off track. So sleepy these past few days. I will try my best at posting in the near future since work is about to pick up again. :(
...They started ground work this past week or so for Kohls. Yay! A few weeks ago a representative from Kohls said there wasn't a store going in and no plans in the future for one to go in Rolla. Well it's a done deal with signed contract and all. I guess that corporate person had no idea what they were talking about. Obviously! :)
...Last week Mike and I didn't have time to do the one thing I wanted to try... take a helicopter ride at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's not nothing super special, just something I've always wanted to experience. We don't have time the next couple of weekends, but it's a for sure thing to do this summer. :)
Monday, June 27, 2011
Picture doesn't show the storm as nasty as it actually looked. lol This was taken on my way to work this morning from my phone of the Vichy Airport. I swear this darn thing followed me all the way to work. It was bright and sunny everywhere I drove and every time I looked in my rear view mirror this nasty storm was right behind me. lol Even though it didn't look the greatest it still seemed so serene to see a storm moving in and not the kind we've had in the recent past with tornadoes.
Mike and I taking a breather. Not only was it hot but the mosquitoes were everywhere. Guess that's what we get for riding right next to the river.
Missouri River rising.
I thought this was neat. Water was shooting out of the cliff.
- Went shopping with mom and ate at Holt Summit Winery. Food was so much better than Rocheports. I was hoping to find some metal wall art for my living room. Didn't have any luck in that department.
- Put mulch out in my back flower bed along with an old water can my grandma and grandpa Elrod had. Looks 10 times better. Pictures to come soon.
- Got all my windows cleaned. Aw such a relief to finally get that done. My hands are happy now too. They don't feel raw anymore from all the cleaning solution. :)
- Spent a whole day with touch ups. Only got two rooms done. I so wished we wouldn't have rushed getting in the house and got all that done before we moved in. Oh well. It will give me something to do this winter when I'm snowed in. Yep, this winter... I am so done with painting for awhile. :) Nothing like procrastination!
- Rearranged the living room for the fourth time since we moved in. :) I love rearranging.
- Went to a Cardinals game. Our seats were AWESOME! We left at the bottom of the ninth inning since one of the lights went out and they stopped the game. Wasn't sure how long that would take plus Mike had to get up at 7 the next morning to help with turkeys. They weren't playing the greatest so I felt like we didn't miss much, but we did miss the firework show that was going to happen at the end of the game. Darn.
This was our view. Pretty nice! I've only been to a game two other times and they were in the nose bleed section so this was a nice treat.
Mike and I at the game before it started. We ended up being on the big TV, that was pretty neat even though we didn't realize it at first looking at it. :)
Took this picture for my dad. Go Union!
Fredbird leading the youth baseball leagues.
There was so many there, I didn't think the line of little league teams was ever going to end.
Pretty evening sky. The weather was perfect and was actually cool for a late June evening.
- Got a LOT of me time which I LOVED.
- Said goodbye to a wonderful Pastor, Karen. She was the best, Glasgow is getting a very special lady. Our new Pastor has some big shoes to fill.
As soon as I get time to download pictures I will post about my week off. I felt so blog deprived last week. :)
Friday, June 17, 2011
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Situations that call for collective bargaining could benefit you greatly because of your natural ability for just that. The other party will recognize and welcome your sense of fairness.
Have a great weekend and week stuck at work! Ha!
Speaking of Eric Church. Ever since seeing him in concert, I think it would be stinkin' awesome if he sung his song "Smoke A Little Smoke" with Willie Nelson. Would be too funny and yet too perfect for those two. The song would be even better than it already is! ;)
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
...Well guess what?? I'M GETTING AN EDGE!!!!
You ask how? Well you see, I AM going to win the 2011 Ford Mustang they are giving away at the Rolla Carnival and trade it in for my dream Edge. ;)
...My favorite song the past few months has been Dirt Road by Jason Aldean. Blake was a little uneasy to learn his April had a new favorite song that even beat our song, Big Green Tractor. After reassuring him it was sang by the same guy, he was okay with it. :)
...I usually don't buy sweets, but I came across Sandies cashew shortbread cookies and thought I would try them. I prefer soft cookies so I was a little unsure if I would like these since they were a little hard. Well I love cashews so I gave it a shot. The taste over powers the hard cookie. :) LOVE em'!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Saturday Mike had to help his uncle at the turkey house so I cleaned the house and got ready for the wedding of Justin and Ashley Bax. After Mike had finished it was too late to make it for the wedding so we went straight to the reception early that afternoon. The weather was perfect for a wedding in June. Finally got to see my bestie, Danielle. Here is a few pictures. Didn't take very many since I forgot my camera in the truck until it was time for the dance. Which my camera is crap when it comes to dark lighting and movement! I think I need to break down and buy a new one, very soon!
Tossing the garter.
Danielle and Ashlie.
Ashlie, Danielle and I. Darn camera!
Sunday we went to Mike's mom and dads for dinner. Came home to start in on my windows, the seals, panes and all. They haven't been clean cleaned since we got the house. They were filthy and I'm still not done. I got the back door, kitchen windows and my bathroom finished. Ended up using all my antibacterial wipes, went through 2 1/2 rolls of paper towels and half of my window cleaner. I could of kept going by obviously using a rag and water. But they were so filthy that I would have to kept changing the water every time I turned around. lol Watched a good movie, Letters to Juliet. It's a movie that you can pretty well guess how it's going to turn out, but you still have to watch it to the very end. The rest of the evening was a pretty lazy one.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
...I spent a little extra for my vehicle to get serviced at a local dealership plus washed, waxed and interior cleaned last week. It looks amazing. I swear it's a new color of red, but in a good way. ;)
...I wish more people I know would have blogs. I love reading them. Plus it's a good way to tell your life without the whole world knowing like facebook.
...I hate it when people here at work don't turn there volume off on their cell phone and worse yet let it ring and ring. It's one of my biggest pet peeves. It's the first thing I do when I get out of my car is to put it on silent.
...9 more days until VACATION! :) Looking forward to it, but it looks like there may not be a Cardinals game. :( A guy Mike works with can get them for free. Well so far he hasn't gotten them and I'm sure if I order tickets now they may not be the greatest of seats. If that's the case its not worth going in my opinion.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
After work I picked up the Allen boys then headed home. Got the octopus sprinkler out, which I got what I paid for. Cheap! It didn't work very good at all, but we made the best of it. Made tacos for supper then Blake headed with Mike down to help with hay for a neighbor.
The failed octopus sprinkler.
Nathan watching big brother play in the sprinkler. He wasn't a big fan of the water.
Blake blowing bubbles.
Nathan leaving Mike a nice present. These next two pictures were too priceless not to share. ;)
Still struggling. lol
Mike and Blake both got up really early to help at the turkey house. It was already extremely hot so after that Blake decided to stay with Nathan I to cool off until after lunch. We watched a cute movie, Cats & Dogs. After lunch Mike came to pick up Blake so he could go help the big guys haul hay. Nathan and I played outside some, watered flowers then went back in to get in the air. We both took a nap. We had such rough day.. not! :) Once we woke up, mom was there to pick them up.
A picture of Blake, Nathan & Mike before they left.
After the boys left Mike and I headed back down there where they were finishing up the last load of hay. Ate supper at Kittys and called it a night.
Another day back at the farm. Spent the afternoon and most of the evening riding in the tractor with Mike while he disced the fields. Next time I will not wear flip flops while being the gofer for getting stuff for them with the four-wheeler. I'm now supporting a huge bruise on the top of my foot. Live and ya learn. Came home and still had time to plant the vines my mom brought over before dark in my back flower bed.
Friday, June 3, 2011
This man. My father talks like Troy Landry from Swamp People when he has a mouth full of chew. Word for word. It's hilarious.
This is Troy Landry from Swamp People.
He loves to read + loves to watch swamp people = the perfect birthday present!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
If you have not read her blog or the recipe she has posted, here it is:
Recipe: The Marlboro Man Sandwich
- 1 whole Large (or 2 Small) Onions
- 2 sticks Butter (lots And Lots Of Butter)
- 2 pounds (to 3 Pounds) Cube Steak (tenderized Round Steak That's Been Extra Tenderized)
- Lawry's Seasoned Salt (or Similar Seasoned Salt)
- ½ cups (approximately) Worcestershire Sauce
- Tabasco Sauce, To Taste
- 4 whole French/deli Rolls
Slice onions and cook in 1/4 stick butter until soft and light brown. Remove and set aside.
Slice cube steak against the grain. Season with Lawry’s.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter over high heat (in same skillet) until melted and beginning to brown. Add meat in single layer. Cook one side until brown, then flip and cook until brown, about a minute on both sides.
Add 1/2 cup (at least) Worcestershire sauce, 5 to 6 shakes Tabasco, and 2 tablespoons butter. Add cooked onions. Stir to combine.
Butter halved French rolls and brown in skillet.
To assemble, lay bottom half of French roll on plate. Place meat mixture, followed by a spoonful of juice from the pan. Top with other half of roll, cut in half, and devour!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
...I'm finally getting used to my hair, but I still miss it being long. :( Although with what humidity we've already had, it sure feels good not to have a blanket of hair around your body. :) Pictures to come soon, I promise!
...Two years ago my neck started bothering me again from an accident I had as a child. If you haven't read that story, you can click here. So I had to make the dreaded trip back to the chiropractor after years of not seeing one since the accident. So glad I found a good chiropractor here in Rolla that I can trust, Dr. Heitman. At that time, he took an x-ray and it showed my neck out of alignment at the base of my SKULL. It looked disgusting and looked like my neck was barely attached. He was able to fix me right up after several monthly adjustments. Well I've been neglecting my monthly appointments for quite some time now. Just been too busy with work, then would forget when I did have time to make an appointment. I know it's a poor excuse. Well the past few weeks my left shoulder blade-middle of my back has been hurting very bad on a daily basis. It feels sort of like a pulled muscle, but not really - it was worse. Hard to explain it exactly. The only way it got better was when it would eventually pop on it's own up by the base of my neck. I was a little afraid I let my appointments go too long resulting in more damage. So glad he was able to fix me up and it wasn't related to my neck injury. I'm making myself get back into my monthly appointments. It's not like it's that difficult to go. I can just go on my lunch and I'm usually in and out within 10-15 minutes. Piece of cake!
...I got my week off in June approved. So excited! It couldn't come fast enough. Planning on a Cardinals game, possible shopping trip with mom, "late" spring cleaning, and possibly a winery trip or two. Counting down the days... 16!