Tuesday, May 15, 2012

temporary hiatus.

I start my Chemistry class tomorrow and plan to take my TEAS test next Friday, so I must say farewell to you all for a little bit.
My class is only 8 weeks long, but it's twice a week from 5-10pm.
This will surely cause mucho stress on my little family, but we're good at crushing obstacles.
Chemistry is my hardest subject; I've never really 'gotten' it, but I must get an A.
Or I will die.
So, prayers and well wishes are welcome!

I'll see you in 8 weeks! 
We will have so much to catch up on!

Friday, May 11, 2012

grievances & sayonara.

After work yesterday was interesting.
And by 'interesting,' I mean 'hell.'

My allergies this year are absolutely ridiculous.
I started with seasonal allergies a couple of years ago and they gradually get suckier and suckier.
I can deal with the congestion and stuffy nose, but my eyes both itch and hurt.

So, I finally gave in (like I've done for the past few years) after 3 weeks of this nonsense and went to the store to get some allergy meds.
I took a sleepy Stevie to the store with me.

My biggest regret is that I didn't video/photograph the lovely episode because, surely, this will be funny someday.  I'm still not laughing today, but someday I might.
Stevie saw some trucks/buses/car that he just had to have.
The stupid things were $6 each (holy inflation), so I told him he could have one just to get him to stop crying.
Normally, I would never have given in to this type of fit over a toy, but my eyes were on fire - much like right now.
So, we paid for everything and Stevie noticed I'd only bought him one bus.
He was NOT happy and proceeded to scream at the top of his lungs,
I might have been embarrassed if my left eye wasn't swelling to the size of a balloon and I CERTAINLY would have returned the toy on the spot if I wasn't anxious to pop some pills.

He cried the whole way home, which is only like a minute and a half, but felt like an hour.
When we got home, I had to usher (read drag) him in the door as he kicked and screamed the whole way,
Again, I would have gotten this on video if I wasn't about to flip totally out because I can hear my mom saying, "he would never do that, Suzie Q."

Big Steve realized that I was at the end of my rope and stepped in to calm Stevie down.
He even took him out of the room to play and closed the door behind him, which either means he's a considerate lovely man or that I was being a complete lunatic and he was scared.
Either way, the 10 minutes of silence and waiting for meds to kick in did the trick.

In other news, Big Steven and I are going white water rafting tomorrow.

I know.
I am both excited and terrified.
My sister's story about how she witnessed someone go overboard and thought it was so funny didn't reassure me at all.
Pray I don't drown.
If I do, it's been real.
Sayonara, folks.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

crock pot sweet & sour bbq pork bits.

Sweet & Sour BBQ Pork Bits
1-1.5 lbs Bone Out Pork Chops
1/2 bottle Franks Sweet & Chili Hot Sauce
16 oz Grape Jelly
2 cups Frozen Corn

Are you ready for this?

Place your Pork Chops (can still be frozen!) in the bottom of your Crock Pot.
Add your Franks Sauce and Grape Jelly
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Add Corn 1 hour before serving.
Cut into bits and serve with a starch (we had potatoes).
By the time these are finished, you can cut the Pork with a wooden spoon.  They are THAT tender.

That's it.
No, seriously.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

wth is in my purse?

I was reading up on/stalking Lindsey (from the Pleated Poppy) over on Kate's blog today.
I kept thinking two things:
1.  She is so dang cute!
2.  Her purse is super organized.

Then I thought it would be fun/terrifying to show you what's in my purse.

Here she is:

She weighs about 100 lbs and has multiple huge rips inside, likely from bearing such an enormous amount of crap.

Here are a few things that I consider for use in emergeny situations.
Miscellaneous toys given to Stevie that end up in my purse for ages and a bottle opener juuuust incase.

No, I'm not joking and yes this is all really in my purse.
I have eye issues during the Spring in that they swell up like crazy, so all of that eye stuff seems necessary to me.
Rubber bands for my braces (sexy) and floss for my braces (also sexy).
Tissues, hair brush, lotion, chap stick, breath mint, smell good stuff, and a stain remover pen. 
Completely necessary.

Plethora of meds.
Yes, those are diet pills of a sort and no they don't magically make you lose weight.
They do give you tons of energy in a pinch.
Allergy stuff that I try not to take because I know it just makes the following Spring worse.  Plus, the ones in the bottle are expired.
Excedrin bottles that are filled with all kinds of things, none of which are actually Excedrin.
Tums?  These aren't mine.
Now I shall wait for my all natural amiga, Ott, to tell me to stop taking this stuff.
And I will tell her I will.

And the rest of it...
A planner that is still in the month of February, an file with coupons, misc. coupons for free or cheap stuff, pay check stubs, a notebook w/ pen, a heavy-a wallet stuffed with receipts I can assure you I will do nothing with, random papers that include, but are not limited to: info for our white water rafting trip next weekend, requests for transcripts, medical paperwork, and more.

And there you have it.
I promise I am organized in other areas of my life that do not include my purse or closets anywhere in my house.

Now go off and feel better about your cleanliness...