Sunday, December 28, 2008

A wonderful surprise...a mix CD from my hubby.

My husband came and kissed me goodnight tonight, and said something that made me think I was dreaming. He said, "I made you a CD." In my half awake state, I thought I must have heard him wrong, but sure enough the next morning...there it was.

(the CD he made is not the one pictured to the right, but I was trying to give you a feel for the moment.)

We've all heard of drinking and dialing, right? Well, my husband likes to drink and download...LOL. If Itunes only knew the stuff he was buying while lit up like a Christmas tree, they would send him a case of Bud Light a week. (Yes, we buy all of our music!!!!)

Anyway, I could not wait to listen to and could only imagine what was on that CD, but I was surprised by some of the selections, saddened by one or two or 10, and then cracked up at the very last one...and why it even made it on the CD.

Here it is, and for the most part, why it's on there...some are self-explanatory.

  1. Close Enough to Perfect-Alabama He loves to play Alabama love songs for me. Our first dance as husband and wife was to Alabama's Feel so Right, but he sings this one to me all the time.

  2. Once in a Blue Moon-Earl Thomas Conley A great love song, but it makes me think that he thinks, I underestimate his love and devotion to me, which could not be further from the way I truly feel.

  3. She's a Miracle-Exile He thinks that I'm a great catch, I guess. :o)

  4. Major Moves-Hank Williams, Jr His life changed a lot by marrying me and settling down. He says he loves the life he has b/c I'm in it. (aawwwwe...he really does say things like this almost daily.)

  5. Time in a Bottle-Jim Croce The quintessential love song. He somehow fits it into my birthday every year. I can not listen to this song completely without tears showing up to make me look like a cry baby.

  6. Mama he's Crazy-The Judds He knows I love these gals and I could not say it better if I was singing this song to my own mother.

  7. When you say Nothing at All-Keith Whitley Our wedding song and a very touching, yet funny, moment from our wedding. Every husband and wife, every set of lovers-old and young, should feel this way about their relationship.

  8. Home-Michael Buble'/Blake Shelton It's a song that I have experienced and he has, too. We love both versions, but he picked the one I love (Buble') just a tad more, even though he loves the other version (Shelton). I always picture the 2 of us dancing somewhere, in another country, and laughing, and being in love...and then coming back to the place we love--Home.

  9. If you didn't love me-Phil Stacey Says it all, kinda... in an upbeat, ex-American idol kind of way. I was shocked this was on here b/c I never thought he would had listened to it.

  10. Love You Out Loud-Rascal Flatts My husband is a very shy-ish guy, so the thought of him wanting to tell people how much in love he is with me...makes me blush and reminds me how lucky I am.

  11. Unchained Melody-The Righteous Brothers Come on, people. Does there ever have to be an explanation for this song ? Think back to Ghost...go ahead, cry if you need to...LOL.

  12. All For You-Sister Hazel His Mantra, he says...LOL.

  13. Leather and Lace-Stevie Nicks/Don Henley This song is us, a bit. It's a great love song that we both really like and the lyrics are us.

  14. Do I make you Proud-Taylor Hicks I can only assume that he wonders if I like, love, appreciate the man that he is. I do.

  15. LoveSong-Tesla This is just a great song and takes us both back in the day to a time when we were younger and free-er, but makes us thankful for where we are.

  16. Imagine-John Lennon If only we could all live by this song's message!

  17. Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton This is one of the most heart-touching love songs...EVER. We have all been one of these 2 people and had this conversation with out significant other, right?

  18. The Greatest Love of All-Whitney Houston Wait a sec, let me pull myself together, since I have been laughing from the moment I heard it...LOL. I had no idea why this song made it to "our" mix-cd. I thought about it...Hard! Did we dance to it? Did it play in the background on some special occasion? Did it involve the kids? I was I had to ask him. He replied, simply, " No reason really. It had love in it and lasted 4:55, and that was all the time I had left one the cd." What?! I had to laugh (again), because that is so like my husband. When it comes to the end...Practical supersedes Romantic-al...LOL.

That's why I married him. No, is.

:o) Mrs. B

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from the family. --REK

Merry Christmas from the Family

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk at our Christmas party
We were drinking champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him until he sang
Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad

Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins from his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smoking while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel The First Noel

Carve the Turkey
Turn the ball game on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quickpak Store
We need some ice and an extension chord
A can of bean dip and some Diet Rites
A box of tampons, Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say Cheese
Merry Christmas from the family

Fred and Rita drove from Harlingen
I can't remember how I'm kin to them
But when they tried to plug their motor home in
They blew our Christmas lights
Cousin David knew just what went wrong
So we all waited out on our front lawn
He threw a breaker and the lights came on
And we sang Silent Night, Oh Silent Night, Oh Holy Night

Carve the turkey
Turn the ball game on
Make Bloody Mary's Cause We All Want One!
Send somebody to the Stop 'N Go
We need some celery and a can of fake snow
A bag of lemons and some Diet Sprites
A box of tampons, some Salem Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the Family

You said it, Robert Earl!
Happy Holidays from the Buettner-Boyds!

Monday, December 22, 2008


Here are some great Christmas links:

I thought all of these sites had something to offer my family and I this holiday season. I hope you find something that will add to your family's celebration, as well.

Happy Holidays,

Mrs. Boyd

PS. Don't forget to watch classic movies like It's a Wonderful Life, ELF, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, and of course our family favorite, A Christmas Story.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I need a new camera...

Dear Mr. Chad,

I need a new camera.
I know, I know. I have a digital camera already, but I want this one.

Yes, I know I told you I would NEVER be a digital girl, but I was wrong. These things are AWESOME!

Think of all the money I would be saving us by not buying film.(That in and of itself is the best reason of all to buy one of these things.)

Also, I would quit buying scrapbook stuff for a month...OK, 2 months and I promise I would use what I already have in my scrapbook arsenal.

Anyway, just a quick not from the love of YOUR life. In case you needed Christmas shopping ideas!


Friday, December 5, 2008

a physical...

This is unbelievable!

Today I was informed by my current employer that if I did not have a paycheck would be held until I did so.

I am a teacher. I work with children. I have had background checks. I have been fingerprinted. I have been drug tested, and probably have had my retinas scanned without having known it.

This, all before stepping into the classroom. Why, in God's name, would it matter if I was 10 pounds overweight or that my BP was slightly elevated.

Just walking down the halls of my school and looking at my co-workers (...and listening to them talk about their ailments...) , I think I'm in pretty, damn good shape! least, by comparison...LOL.

Anyway, this is truly frustrating, real choice. I understand that they need to know if I have TB, but I mean, what are they going to do...give my job to someone else in the middle of the school year because they weigh less and can run faster?

Mrs. B :o)

Monday, December 1, 2008 I can decorate.

Just a quick note today. I finally feel that it is time to start TRULY decorating for Christmas.

It is time to get out all the trees, garlands, wall decor, bulbs, ornaments and all things needed to make your home look like a magazine advertisement.

This year will not be that year for us, though. I mean, I will decorate as much as I can, but having just been in the house for a few months, I'm not even sure I know where everything is?
Also, there is still "house" stuff all over the place...LOL.

I will make it as nice as I can, but I'm quite sure it will not be on the pages of Better Homes and Gardens' this year. I'm going to go for elegant and simple, but still it will not be worthy of Domino or Real Simple...LOL.

Next year, I will aim bigger and better. OK, maybe just better...