Thursday, October 13, 2011

I need to remember this daily.

This may inspire some artwork for my house...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lately...

Here's a peek into my little world lately:

We finally got some rain:



I have made a feeble attempt at gardening:


Rosco has been hanging out inside a little more since he was neutered:


Matt isn't wild about it:


Do you think this may be the reason?



Maybe. I thank him for tolerating it...because I like hanging out with my nugget.



We went to Wewa for our annual family reunion and had a blast as always. Here are the highlights:

  • We went fishing and had one of the best days I've ever had on the water. Even 18 miles out in 95 feet of water it was so calm we never even pulled out the anchor. We limited out on red snapper in three hours, and caught 4 king mackerel...mine being the biggest. I'm not sure what's going on with Matt's hair in this picture...or why he's looking off into space.


  • That's Daddy on the left, Matt behind me and Uncle Ronnie on the right. Please ignore our appearance. A long day on the water doesn't exactly allow for looking your best.

    Our Loot...it took two pics to fit them all.

  • We cooked the fish that night. There's nothing better than fresh seafood. And by fresh I mean seafood that has never been frozen and has only been out of the water for a few hours. Nothing like it.

  • The company was great, too.

  • Sunday was our reunion, which is always great. We had almost all of our little (big) unit there. Only four were missing. My Nana (mama's mama) even went. It was so cool having both of my grandmothers together all weekend. I don't think that's ever happened.
    Nana and me. Granny refuses to have her picture taken.

    • Monday we tried fishing again, but all we ended up doing was getting wet. We caught one king, but a shark bit it off the hook behind the gills on the way to the boat. I got a little experience driving the boat and trolling though, so it wasn't a total waste. Got some good sun, too (plenty of sunscreen, of course) :-).
    • I'm ready to go back. July 4th can't get here fast enough.


  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    I Love Weekends Like This...

    This made my day Saturday:

    30 lb. King Mackeral
    Matt caught his little brother. We'll call him "Prince."


    Biggest catch of the day, and it was mine all mine :). My favorite part was showing the pictures to Jill, (my cousin, who has her captain's license, so she knew exactly what kind of fish these were) who looked at them both and said, "Matt, what kind of fish is that you're holding?" Matt: "It's a king." Jill: "No, Tiffany's was a king, yours was a prince." We rolled. Okay, not really, but it was funny. Unfortunately I'm back to reality today. What a bummer...

    Thursday, June 9, 2011

    Hair Matters, People!

    I got my hair cut a couple of weeks ago. I decided to go to someone new because I thought a fresh pair of eyes would be good for me. I asked for highlights and a trim. Maybe I should have been a little more specific. Maybe I should have said, "cut off the dead ends, and put the scissors down!" The lady butchered me. Seriously, my hair has never been so short, and I absolutely hate it!

    Before this hair cut, I was happier with my hair than I have ever been in my life. It wasn't a great cut, but then, I don't have great hair. It was finally manageable for me though, and I was happy. Well, she decided that my cut was "blah" (her word), and I "needed her help." I just want to know, did she ever stop to think that maybe I like "blah?" Because when it comes to my hair, I do. I'm lucky enough to have hair that can be worn straight, wavy or curly, so the more plain the cut, the more options I have. Doesn't she know that the quickest way to get someone to never come back to you is to not listen to them? Apparently not, because she even gave me bangs. I hate bangs. I have been wearing the bangs in a little clip everyday, but my roots are already starting to show really bad. That's another thing about my hair being short. It grows really, really fast. I can't afford to keep highlights in it at this rate.

    Anyway, because the roots are showing I'm trying to fix my hair with the bangs down this morning, and I'm really frustrated because I don't have a single brush, flat iron or curling iron small enough for this hair and don't plan to buy one. Between that and my dog trying to jump up on my kitchen counter height bathroom counter for a piece of tissue (is a piece of tissue really worth that, Rosco?) I had had enough. I made Rosco go outside so that I could finish messing up fixing my hair. I finished up and went to let him back in and realized that I was about to walk out the door 15 minutes early. At this point I'm feeling pretty good and thinking that maybe this mess on my head has grown out enough that I can at least do something with it now. Since I had plenty of time, I decided to get breakfast.

    It was in line at Macadoo's that I almost had a complete breakdown. I looked in the mirror and realized that I had forgotten to put on makeup. Not because I didn't feel like it or didn't have time. I simply forgot. The almost breakdown had nothing to do with the lack of makeup. I take good care of my skin, and I'm plenty comfortable in it to go out with it bare (other than circles under my eyes). I just couldn't believe that I would leave the house and totally forget it. No, not just forget. I think I thought that I had already put it on. I never thought that I would get so flustered over my hair that I would forget my makeup. Moral of the story? Be specific with the hair butcher dresser. Especially if it's your first time together.

    Update: Since it was growing so fast, my hair is now a deep, rich brown, and I'm in love with it. I have found a new hairstyling home! If you're looking for someone new, try Brandi at Hairspray. She's great!

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011

    Miss Me?

    I'm such a blog slacker. I'm kind of a slacker in general, (on a lot of things) but we won't talk about that. Yes we will. I need to be medicated. I manage ADHD symptoms to some degree with diet and exercise, but it's no substitute for medication. But, since I wasn't diagnosed as a child, my insurance won't cover the meds. Therefore I choose not to pay for them. Sometimes I feel like I'm just a guest or a spectator in my own head because there's just so much going on in there. Okay so maybe that was a little dramatic. It really is tough to deal with though. Want proof that I need help? Remember this post? In case you don't feel like clicking, it's the post about my garage sale. It was the first weekend in March. Guess where all the stuff that didn't sell is still sitting? You got it! In my garage. I walk by it every day and tell myself that I need to take it to Goodwill, but it just never seems to happen. I even have some of it in the truck packed up and ready to go to Latin American Missions, but I can't seem to remember to drop by and give it to them. Really. It's five minutes from my house. Not exactly a detour. It shouldn't be so hard to remember to do such a simple task.

    Okay, so enough of that. There's been a lot going on lately! We took a trip to Carrabelle in late April and fished for three days with a break with family on Easter Sunday. My cousin  has a townhouse there and graciously let us stay there (thanks, Jill!!!!) and use it as our own. I honestly didn't want to come home. I absolutely love it there. I love the tiny town that only has one restaurant open on Monday, the salt water, the fishing, the friendly people and the awesome seafood! I said before that I had plenty of pictures, but I don't. I took my camera, and I took some pictures of Daddy, Matt and Michael changing a flat tire on the boat trailer on the way, but it was dark, and I don't have a tripod, so the pictures are all fuzzy. Was that a run-on sentence? Sorry. Anyway, I was too busy fishing and resting the rest of the time to worry about the camera...and I certainly wasn't taking it on the boat with me. Too risky. All in all we had a great time, and I want to go back right now!

    May feels like a total blur. I'm sitting here trying to remember what we did, and it all runs together. I guess the highlight was our anniversary. We celebrated five years on May 27! We enjoyed the long weekend at home relaxing. Most people thought we were crazy for not going out of town to celebrate such a milestone, but we had Rosco neutered a couple of days before. He had to be supervised, and to be honest we were just tired. We are on the go way too much, so staying home and relaxing and enjoying each others' company was a welcome change. To us, it was the perfect celebration. Oh, and I can't forget about Michael's graduation. He finally finished college!!!! He moved to Marietta to spread his wings a bit. I don't blame him, and to honest I'm a little envious :-)... and proud of him.


    Okay this was just kind of a random brain dump. I have so many ideas of things to write about, but when I actually start to write my mind goes totally blank. I really need to work on that. Tootles!

    Friday, May 27, 2011

    Happy Anniversary To Us!!

    That was five years ago today at this time (2:00). It's been a fabulous five years, and I'm looking forward to so many more!

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    Shower Love...

    ...make that a serious case of shower envy.

    Saturday, May 14, 2011

    When The Going Gets Tough, I Remember...



    When I saw this (on Pinterest) it reminded me of my cousin G.T. "Everything will be alright in the morning." This was his philosophy on life, and he lived it every single day. The impact he made on my life and on who I am cannot be described with words....and he did it in only 22 years. Well, 19 really because he was three years older than me. I miss him every day and think regularly about where he would be now. I don't have to wonder what he would be like. He was himself through and through, and I have no doubt that he would have continued on that path. The picture below was taken the day he died. Never assume that a moment is too mundane to capture on film (or in pixels)...or that you look too bad for a picture. I'll cherish this picture forever. It doesn't even bother me that I had spent the morning in the heat and my hair and makeup are a mess. That doesn't matter, because all I see is him.










    Thursday, May 12, 2011

    Wow...

    Holy Chickens! How cute is that?



    Dolphins are friendly by nature. We see them a lot when we go to Carrabelle and fish in the flats. Once they even stayed with us for more than 2 hours circling our boat. I'm sure they were just hoping we'd throw out some food, but I'm going to tell myself that they were protecting us :-)

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    New Post coming soon

    Life has been slightly out of control lately, but in a good way! I have plenty of pictures from our trip to Carrabelle to post, when I finally take them off the camera and go through them. I'll get around to it at some point...maybe...