Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Funnies

I needed a few chuckles, and my mom sent me this email with a lot of these antecdotes in them. I thought they were pretty funny.


She's sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee.

Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box.

Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week.

Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl.

And her husband is on the back of the milk carton.


"Cash, check or charge?" the cashier asked, after folding the items the woman wished to purchase.

As she fumbled for her wallet, the cashier noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.

"So, do you always carry your TV remote?"

"No," she replied, "but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally."


While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication,Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor,"It is essential that husbands and wives know each other's likes and dislikes."

He addressed the man,"Can you name your wife's favorite flower?"

Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered, "It's Pillsbury, isn't it?"


A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument andneither of them wanted to concede their position.

As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs,the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?"

"Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws."


A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.

Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper,"Please wake me at 5:00 AM." He left it where he knew she would find it. The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight.

Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him,when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed.The paper said, "It is 5:00 AM. Wake up."

Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.

I hope you enjoyed these few little chuckles. As I mentioned above, I got this email from my mom, which had been on a forward chain.

Happy Friday!

Alli C

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts

Really, am I going to bust out a post today? It's only been almost a week since I graced this blog with something. I was a cute kid...wonder what happened.

This Christmas, my mom gave Daddyman and the boys EACH a bank shaped like a butt that farts when you add money. It of course requires batteries and were not included. So, we added batteries to one of them to test it out. Jack brings me his, and says, "Mommy, put batteries in my butt!" Good times.

I recently started listening to Pandora, because I am tired of the 500+ songs on my iPod. The first few times, they were rocking out music that I was totally digging. This morning, they are playing a lot of slow stuff, which does not suit my mood. I need to really rock out. I need something with a lot of energy. I have added new artists to my radio station, so hopefully I will be rocking out soon.

Oh, thanks to Disney for putting out Chuggington! They are the reason I have had 30 minutes to read a few blogs, and write this post. It's like the boys are in some kind of trance. They have no moved since the show started. This looks like the beginning of a beautiful relationship!

I have started crocheting hats, chemo caps to be exact. I got 2 done in 2 days (like 3 hours each), and I will be donating them to the Massey Cancer Center at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. They have been great with their treatment of my sister, and I feel like I need to give back something. I will also be opening an Etsy shop to sell some other things. I want to make some baby blankets, but I need some specific yarn for it, so I am going to use what I have before investing in some more.

Ok, that is all Chuggington is almost off. Have a great Tuesday!

Alli C

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Retro look

There is yet another meme going on Facebook to put an old picture of yourself as your profile picture to get some laughs. This is what I put up.

Alli C

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Welcome Back?

It has been so long since I wrote anything, I am not sure if I even know how to write any more. OK, so I still know how to write. But what do I write about? Should I catch you up on the happenings in my life? OK, here you go.

My dad had triple by-pass surgery on November 19. Everything went well, and he has been recovering nicely. He is currently living with my mom (they are divorced) in Richmond, and I stayed there with my kids until December 18. I came home for the week before Christmas, and then we all went back to Richmond on the 26th. This time to celebrate Christmas with my parents, and so Daddyman and I could go to the Redskins/Dallas game in DC on the 27th. It was a Sunday night game, so we used some Marriott points to stay in the area. It was the first time that Daddyman and I have been away from the kids overnight since Jack was born (almost 5 years ago)! I slept in (until 10:15ish), and we had a nice lunch of Five Guys. That place is GREAT! It was nice to be with Daddyman and have conversations with him uninterrupted.

My nephew's birthday was on the 29th, so the boys and I stayed in Richmond to help him celebrate, and we brought my dad to my house on the 30th. Daddy wasn't feeling well and on Saturday, he was ready to go back to Richmond. I took him halfway, and Mom met us there for the exchange. Sunday was a day of laying around and doing some cooking (Brunswick stew, banana bread, chicken salad). Monday, we took Jack back to Chapel Hill and he was put in casts again to help correct his toe-walking. Due to scheduling issues, he will have them on for 4 weeks. I pray that it will work this time!

My sister has had a drop in her bloodwork. The doctors do a CBC each week, and her numbers are in a downward trend. Her platelets had dropped pretty dramatically at one point, but they have now come back up to pretty decent levels. Her white blood count is down, and she has been considered neutropenic for a while. With her white blood count down, she is more susceptible to germs, and could catch a cold that her body couldn't defend. Her red blood count is down as well, but not enough to require blood products. Red blood cells and platelets can be replaced, but white blood cells are not replaceable. She has finally decided to look into hospice. She has a lot of neuropathy pain in her legs, and the meds the doctors have given her are not working effectively. We have been wanting her to contacting them so that they can help with her pain, but it has been hard for her to finally admit that she needed it, and that this is the beginning of the end. It is hard for me to push it on her, but I don't want her to be in pain, and they can help her. I want to do something for leukemia patients in honor of my sister, but I haven't yet figured out what to do.

We are scrimping and scraping just to get by financially, and we may end up living with my mom in Richmond before the semester is out. We could stop paying our credit cards, but if we do, Daddyman will have lots of problems getting a job in the accounting field if he has bad marks on his credit. I am praying hard that a door or window will open. I will settle for a crack in the wall that I can chip away at. God is good, always, and I know we will get through this. We need to be able to survive financially for 1 more year! Daddyman graduates next December if he can continue on his education path.

So as usual, there is a LOT going on with us. I am hoping I can get to a normal routine again, and get some blog posts cranked out. I enjoy writing, and it is something FREE I can do for myself.

Alli C