Saturday, May 28, 2011

Brain dump (and I reached 200 posts!)

I finally reached 200 posts! I didn't even notice it.
This is actually my 201st post, not that we're getting technical or anything. ;)

L-R: Allie, Taylor, Olivia

 Me, ready for Allie's graduation -- this shirt is my new favorite!

                 Miss Sara came out of her room and said, "Mama, I got my necklace on and I'm ready to go!" Uhh....not with that necklace, honey!
This past Thursday night, my baby sister graduated high school! Not only did she graduate high school, but it was also her 18th birthday. Because of unpredictable weather conditions, it was held in a neighboring schools gym. It was kind of sad that she didn't get to experience it at her own school, but you have to do what you have to do. Let me just say -- it was HOT and CROWDED and as special as that moment was for her and for us, I am very glad I don't have to do it again for a long time! Well, until next year anyway. ;) It was a little bittersweet for all of us because she is the very last one. *tear*
 Allie May, we are all SOOO proud of you! Keep working hard and before you know it you will have accomplished your dream of being a nurse at UAB. You can do it!

               I've already seen this around blogland, but did any of ya'll watch American Idol this week?!     
     HELLO, tan-legged Carrie Underwood! I don't know what kind of tanner/lotion girlfriend is wearing, but I wish MY legs looked like that! I also loved her outfit. It's no secret that I am a die-hard Carrie Underwood fan and have been since the beginning of her days on American Idol. I think I was 19 then and it was the first season I had ever paid attention to. We had bets going at work and she was my pick the whole season. I distinctly remember the finale night and whooping and hollering when they announced her the winner! I loved her whole entire outfit, makes me want to go buy the same exact thing! That said -- I thought Lauren Alaina did great & they had a great performance together. I am soooo happy that my boy Scotty won, but even more happy that he & Lauren seem to have a little thing going on! I'm crossing my fingers that they both make it big, because I'd love to keep hearing them!

In other news, I am slowly getting things together to start working on the house! We've experienced a small delay, so instead of starting on Monday we will be starting next weekend. However, until I am working full-time, what I am able to do will be a sloooow process -- but I'm still looking forward to it! I am slightly nervous to show before pictures because it really IS that bad, but I know that will make the "after" pictures that much better, so I'm going to suck it up & just do it.

Speaking of jobs, I have turned in so many applications but have not had a single bite! It's getting a little discouraging, but I know it takes time. Plan B is if I still don't have a full-time job by the time school starts again, then I will sub with the local school system. I'll be able to keep my current part-time job, and together it won't be so bad. Either way, I'm going back to school and am having the HARDEST time deciding between nursing and teaching. If any of you out there are nurses or teachers -- please feel free to share your pros & cons to each! Maybe it will help me make my decision.

I hope ya'll have a wonderful, long holiday weekend! My family & I will be celebrating by a family cookout, some time in the pool/lake, and lots of walks & play time at the park!

1 comment:

HappyascanB said...

Congrats to your sister! That shirt is SMOKIN'! LOVE IT!

I want Carrie Underwood's legs, too. And her hair. And her skin. And her voice.

Honey, I should send you a picture of our house we just bought. It's BAD. As in our bathroom? Hunter green and mauve striped wall paper. BAD. You're right though, that'll make the after shots even better!!

Best of luck with the job hunt. I'd say being a teacher would be great for the kids. You work when they're in school. My mom was a teacher, but I always felt like she was also a stay at home mom. Loved it.