Monday, November 16, 2009

It's the Little Things, You Know

Whilst I was taking a teeny break from blogging....and I didn't realize it until after the fact....I still thought of you. Of course, I whipped that handy dandy cell phone out many times to take pictures with the idea of sharing them with you because that's how I roll.

Today is my one day this week. Sort of. The Boy has to go back to Dr. M. today because we're tweaking meds again. ~sigh~ I sure wish that kid would settle into one or two or three medications for a while and give his Mama a break. I have a free morning and, yes, I am still in my pajamas at 10:43 a.m.

Before The Man went on to his next life adventure, I had the pleasure of accompanying him to the galley on base for a lovely lunch. Every once in a while, the sailors and such get treated to some amazing food. This day was going to be crab legs and T-bone steaks. This was to cost around four bucks and some change. When we found out about this, we knew we were going to be enjoying some good eating. Also, we knew this would be the last time we would do this, so it made it kind of bittersweet.

I am not addicted to my cell phone, but I am addicted to the alarms I set on it to remind me of appointments. I have three kids doing various things with doctor appointments added in for good measure. Using the calendar to helps me remember has been the best feature on that phone yet. Even better than the camera!

I always set my alarms to remind the day before and the day of anything I have going on. I happened to look and guess what? I had a dentist appointment set for the day of good eating. Oh no. I debated for all of five minutes and I called the dentist office to reschedule. I kid you not. Internets, you just can't get this deal out in the "real world"! Did I tell them why I had to reschedule? Of course, not! Suffice it to say, I got my teeth cleaned in a timely manner AND crab legs with steak. Life was good.
Now, don't you agree this was worth calling that dentist to change my appointment time? There had to be a half pound of crab meat in those claws! Note the quaint bowl of shrimp to the side and twice baked potato. I promise we didn't eat supper that night. The kids did, but we didn't.

Still on the subject of cell phones so go with me. Paige came across one of her old cell phones and was able to turn it on. She found a treasure for us on it. There were some pictures she had taken that we couldn't get off at the time because technology wasn't there for us. God bless that child of mine because she can figure out anything she wants to do when it comes to computers and cell phones. This is what she found and was able to preserve.

Those cheeks! Those sweet plump baby cheeks! His face is so thin now and he's a little longer a baby. The quality of picture isn't the greatest , but I sure am tempted to print and frame this for the sheer sweetness of it.

I'm not sure if my son remembers his pacifiers or is too ashamed to claim it, but I'm so glad we have this picture. That baby did love that paci with all his heart. In fact, we still find them around the house and I'm sure there's plenty more to be found when we go to move.

I just had to put this down because you all know Miss Hope ain't about the scrapbooking and some memories and such just don't need to be lost. There are a few more I might need to share with you I'll try to get on here in the very near future.

By the any of you have an obsession going on? Mine right now is finding new things for my new house. Makenna and I have visions of how we want to decorate and I love looking for steals and deals. I've been searching around for a small table that I can paint. I thought I had one last week at a thrift-like type store here, but the green paint on it was a tad too much for me to consider fighting. I would love to know if any of you have any good home projects going on!


Mellie said...

those pictures were too cute! I've been on the hunt for bronzy things lately - to match the finishes on the plumbing and electrical fixtures. I'm searching for the perfect fabric for a window seat cushion, and yesterday pier one had a hutch that had broken shelves and a few scratches - I snatched that bad boy up for $75 instead of the full price of $399 - woo hoo! Yeah, you know I'm doing the exploring right now too!

Monogram Queen said...

Awww lovin' the baby cheeks! I know EXCTLY what you mean about that. I just grab Maddie and squeeze her and she's squirming to get away LOL

I just finished decorating for Thanksgiving and am in full "think mode" about how I want my house to look for Christmas. First Christmases in new houses are so exciting!

and girl I would have done the SAME thing re: the dentist/crab legs & steak. Food trumps a teeth cleaning any day in my world!!!

Krys72599 said...

Dentist? Crab legs? Dentist? Crap legs?
Okay, as much as I ADORE my Dr. M., I'd have to go with the crab legs, too. Good call, Miss Hope!

And I love those pictures of V!!

And where is the new house? Is it looming on the horizon or is it still is search mode? Inquiring minds in NJ want to know!

The Man on the Edge said...

Ms. Krys,
We are still in search mode. I really have my work cut out for me trying to find a house for the five of us.

As far as the crab legs go, the galley only charges $4.25 now (last year it was $3.75) so you know that whenever they were having these meals we were there. I figured that out the first time I had one of the special meals without Hope. Never again. But, alas, as she stated, no more meals like that for that price.

Lishak said...

How adorable are those pics! I love decorating. A new house is so much fun. A blank canvas just waiting to be painted! :) Have fun and I hope you get a house soon!

Busy Texas Dee said...

I always have a home project going on right now you know that. But believe me when this is all said and done then I'll be looking for another project.

Bonita said...

Those pictures were sweet, it kind of put a little tug at my heart knowing that one day what am i talking about one day that one day is now, that i look at baby pictures of Brock and I miss my baby. They all do grow to fast.

Get Off My Lawn! said...

My obsession right now is finding spare time. Great picture. Hope all is well down there. Good to be here again.