Monday, January 12, 2009

How About This!

Good Monday Morning, Internets!! I can say it's good even though my husband slept through his alarm this morning and when I rolled over and saw it was 6:47 a.m., I still didn't panic.

I casually asked him if he was supposed to be up. Then, he looked at the clock and jumped up like the boat was on fire. No lie, he was out the door taking Makenna to school by 7:10. Amazing how fast you can move when need be, huh?

My goodness. I am watching President Bush's news conference this morning. I adore him. I firmly believe that he's the type person you could sit down to a meal with and never be intimidated because he's easy to hang with. Anyway, I paused my blog composing to give him the respect of hearing one of his last (if not his last) conferences. ~sigh~ He was addressing the press and apparently he's winging it this morning without benefit of a prompter or whatever it is that he uses. While talking to them, he talked about working with the press during his terms and he made the comment that they had, during that time, "misunderestimated" him at times. My eyebrow shot up and I immediately opened another window to go to Webster online to see if this was, indeed, a word. It's not. The man kills me. I adore him, but he just doesn't need to wing it at times! Now we've got another dude coming in who does the filler sounds when speaking off the cuff. If there's one thing that kills me about a public speaker? It's the "uhhhhh's" and the "ummmm's" and the new dude fills his talks with fillers and it drives me freaking nuts. Yay. President Bush leaves us and we no longer get to have new words added to the dictionary and now we get uhhhhhh's and ummmmm's for four years.

*Back to regular programming*

So how do you like the new Edge? Pretty cool, huh? Becca did a fabulous job and I just can't thank her enough. If you look to the left and go down a few, you'll see a button that will take you straight to her blog. Go give her a visit and if you need a blog re-vamp, contact her and see what can be done! I've encouraged her to make a business of this because she has a knack and I can't think of a soul that's been disappointed by anything she's done. When she first said she would help me out, we did many emails back and forth. The header came first. I had no clue what I wanted to do. All I knew is I wanted something related to South Carolina in it. After she played around, she sent me what she made. Makenna took a look and said, "Where's the pineapple? You always have a pineapple, Mama!" She was right! So I emailed Becca back with the pineapple idea. Then, I realized daisies are my favorite flower. Another email was sent and I tell you what, that girl has skills. She was able to make whatever came to mind! Becca is also a fellow military wife supporting her husband as he serves our great country. We wives are force to reckon with, aren't we? Be sure to tell her I sent you when you pay her a visit! Thank you again, Becca, for doing such an amazing job!

I have a few ideas for blog posts rolling around in my head. All I have to do now is settle down and get them on here for you. I have yet to do The Project post. That's going to be a good one. Simple is the key word here. Successful is a good word to use, too.

Also, for those of you who pray out there? Could you please say a prayer for my Dad? He's having some health issues right now with a pinched nerve in his neck. It's making his nervous system act all funky. I'm really worried about my parents because the past year has just been so hard on them health-wise. Today, my Dad is going to the doctor and I pray this guy will be proactive and get some results to help get this problem straightened out. Thank you all in advance for caring enough about Miss Hope's Daddy to say a prayer!

You go on and have a good one now. Mondays are very important, you know. They can just about determine what kind of week you're going to have. I don't know about you, but I prefer a good week over a bad one!


Anonymous said...

You and Your Family are in Our Thoughts and Prayers, May God be With You Today.

Krys72599 said...

Of course we'll keep your dad in our prayers!
And I love GWB, too! I will say, though, that if I had to pick the one thing about him that drives me nuts, it would be his word creativity.
And nucular. He's married to a woman who's a former teacher and librarian, for Pete's sake!
I understand that a word like "nucular" is a bad habit that you've picked up and really hard to change, but when you say it, shouldn't you stop, correct yourself, and move on? You mean to tell me Laura's never said, "Hon, come on, it's nu-cle-ar. Repeat after me..."
My dear hubby has a few, but once I told him that he was making mad absolutely CRAZY when he said "taste-es" instead of tastes (which he picked up from his mom, so that's 57 years of saying it wrong!), he corrects himself (at least in front of me!).
Come on George, for Laura!!! Nuclear...

Sam, Missy and Alex said...

George reminds me of an old guy I used to work for that called me, Sabree-ner. heehee

Hope, you said you loved daisies, have you ever seen crazy daisies from Bilo? I am pretty sure most grocery stores would have them in the floral dept. but they are daisies that are purple, blue, pink, ect and they are really bright colors, seriously pretty! Those are my favs!!

I love the new blog!

I will be praying for your Dad and Mom! Take care and keep us posted!!!

The family said...


I love the new look. WIll you please send her this way.

I will be thinking and praying for your Dad.


cat said...

Funny that you brought that up about the President making up words.......that's a on going joke at our house. Sometimes my husband and I (when watching the President speeches) will just look at each other and think "what the heck is he talking about? Is that even a word?" funny!

andria said...

I'm praying for your dad.

I was just thinking this morning that, DANG, my blog has looked like this for SO LONG. I need something new. And I can't do it by myself because 1. I have no time. 2. I have tons of kids, and 3. I don't know how. Thanks for the info.

my word is march. interesting.

Lishak said...

I'm praying for your dad. I hope he feels better soon. My dad had to have neck surgery to relieve a pinched nerve. It turned out really well.

Anonymous said...

I love the new look, My thoughts are with your dad, and the rest of the family too. We'll have to get together one of these days I haven't seen a bunch of you in what seems like ages.

. Becca . said...

I also am a huge GDub fan. I think hanging out with him would be a blast! His quirks make me smile. Maybe we can hang out when I visit my sister-in-law in Dallas this spring. ha!

Your family and dad are sure in my prayers!

Denise said...

LOVE the new layout! Fabulous!

I saw part of that news conference too, and I have to say, he looked so relaxed, he must be relieved to have the weight of the presidency finally lifted from his shoulders.

Monogram Queen said...

Sending out belated but assuredly heartfelf prayers to your precious parents! I feel ya girl, my parents are getting older and worry me to death too.

The welcoming pineapple... loves it!