Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Big things are happening at our house

Yeah, it's been a long time since I posted on here.  I've slacked off on the blogging for sure.  Facebook and Twitter have kept me in touch with everyone, but I've also really not had much to say.

That will all be changing.  I pledge to you, my eight, dedicated readers, there will be lots to say.

Until then,

Mrs. T.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Because Courtney said so...

Here are the rules:
Post the rules.
Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
Create 11 new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.

Tag 11 people and link them to your post.
Let them know you’ve tagged them.

My Questions for you: (they're extremely random, like me)

  1. Who is your favorite musician?  Wow- for a music-lover like myself, that's a difficult question, as there isn't just one answer.  I love The Beatles, The Moody Blues, Nine Inch Nails (before Trent went all political on me), John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Mozart...  That's just a sampling- you should see my iPod!
  2. If you could eat dinner with anyone (living or deceased) who would it be?  Either Anne Rice or I'd have one last dinner with my grandfather...  Anne Rice is a fascinating person to me, her writing has changed SO drastically over the past 30 years, and so has she, and I'd love to learn more about her.  My grandfather was an amazing statesman (not a politician) and I'd love to know his opinions on where our country is going.
  3. Who is your hero?  My heroes are my daddy and my husband.  My father has picked himself up by his bootstraps so many times in my lifetime and he's truly an inspiration to know that he's done it with debilitating rheumatoid arthritis.  My husband started from very humble beginnings and has taken himself to amazing heights with his career.  He's one of the best in his field and I'm so blessed he's my hardworking man.
  4. What is/was your favorite cartoon character?  Why?  Huh, I think I've always loved the Animaniacs.  Wakko, Yakko & Dot are hilarious.  And the Wheel of Morality always gave you sage advice.
  5. Who is your favorite superhero?  Catwoman (a la Michelle Pfeiffer).  She can kick serious ass, wield a bullwhip and do it all in skintight leather and in heels.
  6. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  Teleportation or cloning.  That way I could be in Kentucky with my family and here in Alabama with my husband and son at all times :)
  7. What is your greatest weakness?  My addictive personality.  I don't have a dimmer switch on my brain, I've only got an on/off.  When I smoked, it was either 2 packs a day or I didn't smoke.  When I used to drink a lot it was either 4-5 bourbons or nothing at all.  I have never learned moderation.
  8. How many pets do you have?  What are their names?  My two cats are my babies before I had my son, Abbie Normal and Polly.  Or, as Hayden has recently renamed them both Mao.
  9. Coke or Pepsi?  Coke Zero
  10. How many children do you want to have?  At the rate I'm going, just this one ;)
  11. What is your favorite cereal?  Cinnamon Life

Consider yourself tagged if you're reading this post!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hello... Is it me you're looking for?

After a serious bit of contemplation, I have decided to drop Facebook.  It invites too much drama  into my already-too-busy life.  I have so much more that I can be doing instead of sitting around, scrolling up and down endlessly to see what my "friends" are doing on a daily/hourly/minute-by-minute basis.  I'll miss keeping up with long-lost friends, but I won't miss being lectured, talked down to, criticized, and ridiculed by people I barely know.  It will help me to keep my blood pressure down instead of getting indignant when someone of a different political/religious/sexual orientation than me goes off on a tear.  It will also keep me from causing the same blood-pressure raising behaviors in others. 
If I have something to say, from now on, I'll say it here. 
If there are pictures to be posted, I'll post them here. 
If you're new to this blog, it was started with a different purpose in mind, but hey- times change.
Thanks for reading, and if you *are* reading this, thank you for being my friend...  [cue Golden Girls theme]

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Holy Cow, Liz, where have you *been*?!

Well hi again!  I don't know what led me to believe that I'd be able to keep up with a blog, especially with our lives as crazy as they are...  But I promise that I'll give it a better go now!  The past year was a blur- Hayden turned 1 on February 15.  I swear I blinked and he's not just walking, he's running around the house!  Katie bar the doors, literally.  He's tall enough to reach the doorknobs!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mrs. T? Where have you been?


It's been a crazy summer.  It's been an even crazier fall and winter.  Want the high- and low-lights?  Here ya go:
Summer:  We spent a month in Kentucky with friends and family.  Hayden was christened at St. Luke's Episcopal Church (where his daddy and I were married, where his aunt and I were christened, and next door to the house where his Mimi grew up...)  Father Joe

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ok- maybe a month and a half is a long time not to post

... But in all fairness, we haven't really been home!  I'm working up a monster post and a major picture post- I'll let y'all know when it gets done!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Now the time has come to say goodbye...

Well, sort of. We're planning The Big Move.  Hayden is four months old and knocking on wood he's sleeping very well through the night, so we're planning to move him into his own room soon.  In fact, the plan is to move him in permanently when we get home from our trip.  I spent the majority of tonight re-organizing the nursery (such as it is) and making his bed.

My folks were very kind to purchase the adorable Eli's Elephants nursery set from Pottery Barn Kids.  When I saw it online, I fell in love.  I didn't realize that they were apparently discontinuing the theme so I couldn't get the mobile, window treatments and all the other cute stuff that would have made Hayden's room a nursery.  I'm disappointed, to say the least, but it doesn't matter.  I've never been one for the match-y match-y stuff, so I can just put something else together on my own.  Tonight, I put the crib skirt down (as much as I could in the Ikea crib we got), put the waterproof pad on our new mattress and put the cute PBK fitted sheet on it.  I had to untie and re-tie the crib bumper to accommodate the mattress, but all told, it looks cute and should be comfortable for Hayden.

But when I walk past his room, which is a lot, I feel like it's empty.  There is nothing on his walls.  To be fair, there's really not much on the walls in our house.  I don't feel like this house is my home, honestly, and I never have.  Over the past seven years we've done little things here and there to personalize an otherwise bland house.  Our walls are mainly still the inoffensive beige that most new construction has, with the kitchen and the guest bathroom being the exceptions.  The kitchen is a bright, lemony yellow that we accented with dark red valences with oranges, lemons and blueberries (I think) decorating them.  It took us about 2 years to get the valences up.  The guest bathroom was a project from a couple of years ago:  sage green with aqua, brown and green accessories.  We hung a drape, just one panel for the one window, in the living room and we have sheer panels in our bedroom.  That's it.  One picture in the living room, a plaque from Margaritaville in the kitchen, an elephant photo series in the hall near a hand-crocheted wall hanging and a golf swing print in the office.

I have a bunch of artwork that I'd love to hang, but it all requires framing, which will be expensive.  Add to that the fact that we're going to be putting the house on the market before too long, so what do I do?  Do I spend a lot of time, effort and money to really decorate the house?  Or do I just wait till we move?  I mean, it's not like Hayden will notice that there isn't anything fun on his walls.  And we don't have enough guests to see that I'm apparently a lazy decorator, so should I really expend the energy?

Well, that's about all I can process for now- it's been a long few days.