Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November 25, 2008 ~ Please Sit Down ~

I know this is gonna come as a huge shock to most of you...and by 'most of you' I mean all 3 of you who read my page! ;) I'm going hunting this weekend. I will be takin' to the woods with the guy I'm dating, Charles, and his parents. This should be interesting for several reasons, to say the least. I've never been hunting and I'm not huge on watching Bambi or Thumper or Tom the Turkey..or whoever, get shot. It's gonna hurt my heart, I just know it. I know as that shot get's fired, I'll picture Bambi sliding around on the ice or saying "B-B-Bir-BirD-BirD". It's gonna be traumatic. Secondly, I'm terrified of heights so climbing a ladder that is propped up against a tree, 15 feet in the air is gonna be tricky. I'm telling you, I shake and hang on for dear life just climbing up into my parents attic. My hands are sweating just thinking about it. Third, I'm NOT a fan of camo. I swore I would never wear camo and neither would I dress my children in camo. Well, the saying "never say never" is very appropriate as seen in the picture below.

As I was discussing this trip with Charles I said I would go under a few conditions. 1. I have electricity 2. I have water 3. I have a shower. I explained that he can't expect me to jump right into roughing it. This poor guy has borrowed a camper, generator and propane, bought a 2 person deer stand and borrowed a truck JUST to take me hunting. He's amazing. Anyway. Luckily his parents had some camo for me to borrow so I wouldn't be out the money for it if I never went again. I, however, had to buy stuff to wear under it and just around camp. So, I went to Target and got the cutest hot pink fleece pants and a pair of black and gray polka-dot pants. I also got some blue striped pants with he cutest bow to tie them up with...all with matching tops. For some reason when I showed these to Charles all he did was laugh and say "what is this?" and "it has a bow". Hmm?? Oh well! He took my clothes so he could wash them in his unscented laundry detergent because he told me I could not smell like flowers. He told me I could not wear perfume or scented lotion. At first, he told me no makeup. Yeah, that didn't fly with me AT ALL! So we compromised and I told him I wouldn't bring my flat iron and no hairspray if I could please wear make up. That's what relationships are all about..compromise...right? Next we discussed the schedule. We are leaving camp at 5:30am....that's in the morning...before the sun comes up! I told him that was fine, he just needed to wake me up 1 hour early so I could shower and get ready. Apparently, I'll be taking a shower at night so we don't have to run the generator at 4:30am and wake everyone up. *sigh* I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've been told "This isn't a fashion show, Babe". So, maybe say a lil prayer for me this weekend as this is a journey I've NEVER taken before...maybe pray for Charles as well. :) I'll let you know how this goes!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November 18, 2008 ~ Grandmothers are like no other~

I am asking for prayer for my Memaw (Genevieve Gillaspie). She had a lung infection and was very confused and agitated. I got word yesterday that the infection is clearing up but that they had diagnosed her with Dementia. Then I heard from my Daddy last night that for about 30 minutes she did not know who Pawpaw was, she told him to call her when Leon gets home. It just breaks my heart and can’t imagine being married to someone for 60 years and then that person not know who I am. Please continue to lift up Leon and Genevieve Gillaspie through this time. Also their kids (Norman, Tricia, and Paul) grandchildren (Alison, Andrea, Christiana, Anthony Benjamin, Joseph, Ashely, Josh, Nick and Jake) and great-grandchild (Camryn).

Also, my mom got a call yesterday that they were taking my Mimmie (Thalia Curtis) to the hospital because she had a heaviness on her chest and was short of breath. They did an EKG and it showed a narrowing of the Aorta, so they are going to do a heart cath in the morning early to determine exactly what the problem is. Her primary care doctor said that the EKG tests showed that the aorta valve is not functioning as it should which is therefore causing the blood to build up in her lungs thus causing the shortness of breath. Hopefully it will something they can stint. If so, they will do it while they are in there. If not, we are talking bypass surgery. Please remember Joe and Thalia Curtis and my mom and her sister (Alicia and Shelia).

Monday, November 17, 2008

November 17, 2008 ~ Appropriate??? Oh well! ~

This morning I got Camryn's breakfast ready and yelled for her to come eat. She never came. I again told her breakfast was ready to come eat. I heard her in the bathroom saying "My tummy hurts, I'm in the bathroom!" Ok, no biggie. I made her lunch and got it all together in her back pack and she was still not in there. I go to the bathroom and open the door. I was just about knocked out by the smell..but what I saw next will forever be etched in my memory. There sat my daughter on the toilet, completely naked holding her nose. When I walked in she had her nose in one hand and was fanning with the other hand and said "WHEW...can you light a candle or something??" I about fell on the floor laughing. FYI: I did end up lighting a candle. :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 11, 2008 ~ NOT CUTE ~

Saturday night Cam and I hung out with my mom for a little while since my Daddy was in the deer woods. When we got home I took off my jeans and put on a t-shirt to get ready for bed. It was cold Saturday so I was wearing socks. Then the following conversation ensued:

Camryn: *looks me up and down* Nice socks Mom!! (she NEVER calls me mom)
Me: What?? You don't like my socks?
Camryn: No
Me: Really? You don't think I look hot in a t-shirt and socks?
Camryn: No, that is NOT CUTE
Me: *being very dramatic* You don't love me anymore?!?!?!?!?
Camryn: *very seriously* I love you but I do not like you in socks and a tshirt....NOT CUTE!

I laughed so much. I wish I had it recorded so you could hear her "I'm grown up" voice she was talking in. Later, our dog jumped on the door and Camryn came into my room and said "WHEW...what was that?? Oh, it was Chewy...that skkkerrrrddd me" OH MY GOSH...she cracks me up!

Monday, November 3, 2008

November 3, 2008 ~Trick or Treat ~

We had a great weekend! Camryn was none other than Hannah Montana for Halloween this year. We try to always be a pair for Halloween. Whatever she is I want to be a part of it. It's just fun for us and Camryn loves it. Last year she was a genie and I was the pot she came out of...I thought it was hilarious b/c well, she did come out of me..haahha..anywho. The year before she was a cheetah and I was a Momma cat/cheetah. This year when she was gonna be Hannah I thought how awesome it would be to be none other than Billy Ray Cirus, her dad. On the show when she's "Hannah" he is "Robby Ray" so that's who I was. Ahhh, the things we do for our kids...

Hannah herself..in the flesh

Yes, my friends, that's me and Camryn

Camryn...uhh...Hannah playing at the church carnival.
Saturday Camryn was with her grandparents so I went out to Wooster to see the guy I'm "talking" to. We went to church that night and ran into my sister. He swears it was set up, but it really wasn't. Sunday he and I went to ride his 4 wheeler for a couple hours. It was so much fun. It was a beautiful day and we rode around in the country looking at houses and just enjoying the day.

Yes, that's me in Camo...who'd uh thunk it?!?!? It was a great weekend!