Sunday, September 27, 2009

We bought a fish tank and the Osbournes!

Mr. Chad and his family are soooo "pet people", me not so much. Don't get me wrong I love , I mean like most pets, but I still have some fear and reservations of them. Cats are cute, but can get all creepy on you. You know, circling and purring like they are calling others cats to come do the same. Dogs, well, dogs are man's best friend and all I can figure is they know I'm not a man. I got bit when I was 16 and it takes me a while to warm up to them these days. Now, with all that explained, I can tell you about our new pets...The Osbournes.

Yes...Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly, and Jack. All goldfish, but 2 are black and 2 are gold. We bought four because of the four of us, but didn't want to name them after us because of the whole "goldfish turnover rate"...LOL.

When we brought it all home, the hubs went to putting it all together. It was not a 5 minute ordeal either. It took both us a couple of hours...filling tank, putting in all the "crap" they need, balancing the water, etc...just to set it up. We had fun doing it, but now I can't wait for the kiddos to see it. Countdown for that on!


Saturday, September 26, 2009


I would love to go on and on about my love for forks and spoons, really, I would. I love how shiny they are and when put side-by-side they look like the perfect couple. Growing up, I pictured them as my "mom and dad". Dad, the fork, stood above the little spoon protecting it and he fed me the hearty stuff to make me smart, tough, and strong like meats and veggies. Spoon was my Mom that filled me up with comfort and protection--ice cream, mac n' cheese, and soup.

That's not today's topic though. Today's topic is brought to you by Alex Trebek and his smarminess that is thrown around all over that game show stage he takes so eagerly every night at 7:30 pm. Spoonerisms.

I have certification to teach middle school Language Arts so I am quite aware of spoonerisms, but come on Alex don't stand there and grimace when no one knows the answer of who the frig the subject gets it's name for...technically, I think Sylvester the Cat suffered from this affliction, but I am suppose to know about Rev. William Archibald Spooner and his inability to speak and his common "syllable mix-up" of words.

According to my friends over at wiki, Rev. Spooner is really only associated with one true "syllable mix-up", the rest may have been made up by coworkers and students as a pastime. Ah, but does it matter. To be honest, I just like the word spoonerism. It's almost as fun as onomatopoeia...but I'll save that lesson for another day.

Mrs. B

Monday, September 21, 2009

Go Big Blue

The hubs is a great UK sports fan.
He loves it all. (Well, I probably couldn't get him to sit and watch the National Cheerleading competition, but he would watch the UK cheerleaders do their routine...LOL.) Yet, he has never been to a game.

Problem solved. This year, for some reason, he has been given multiple sets of game tickets. I mean, we literally have to clear our schedule for several weekends in October and November. All because he's nice. Yep, nice. When people need help, and as long as he can do whatever they may need, he does. Isn't that sweet?

I am excited for him like I would be for one of the girls to see Wicked (...and I'm trying to make that happen in New Orleans--April of next year.) Anyway, I'm not just excited for him. I'm excited for us because we get to share it together and I love being married to my best friend--one of the biggest UK fans I know.

Mrs B

Sunday, September 20, 2009

My daughter wants to be a...hoaggie????

Quick, funny story.
On FB today, I saw that my daughter wanted to be a hoaggie...
I wasn't sure where she was going with the status update,
so I had to read all comments.
(She has mentioned several times about attending VaTech.)

After laughing for a bit, I responded, "You mean a Hoakie?"
She tried to defend her post, but it was too late.
She said that she had googled it...
I told her just because it's on the internet doesn't mean it's correct.

Also, with her intelligence and interest in attending,
she should have known what a HOAKIE was...
A turkey not a sandwich, which she then probably thought...or is it...LOL.

I love my daughter, she so has her mother's sense of humor.
Mrs. B
(Yes, I know the sandwich is actually spelled hoagie.)

Friday, September 18, 2009

I need a terrible towel!

Someone share the love.
How the heck do you get tickets to a Steelers games without selling your organs?
I have been trying all day to get my hubs tickets for a home game(birthday present)...
the closest I got was a $99 "tailgating" ticket...$ tailgate!!!!
I guess, unless you are season ticket holder,
these tickets are only available in one place...YOUR DREAMS.

Sorry, honey. I'll try again next year!

Monday, September 14, 2009

One room leads to another...yeah, yeah, yeah...

Well, today's post has nothing to do with the song by the FIXX that I loved so many years ago, but has to do with how hard it is to do home renovations/make-overs. I thought I was going to be working on my scrapbook room and that I could get it done in 48 hours (like Trading Spaces) how wrong I was...uuhhh!

First, everything has to come out...everything. Then drywall must be completed...and for lack of better words be a "dry wall" before painting can commence. Here's the kicker though, 24 hours between coats of drywall gook. (72 hours for 3 coats) Next paint can go on--one coat of primer, then the room color. Everyone knows when you're painting, too, you have to cart the room's contents all over the rest of the house. After that, all trim work: windows, doors, crown and baseboards. I can not believe I thought this could be accomplished in 48 hours. Damn you, Doug Wilson! (...but I still love you.)


Saturday, September 12, 2009

This is my anthem...

My Hallelujah Song/Julianne Hough

Look at me, can't believe
I finally made it here
Feeling like I'm where I belong
Singing my hallelujah song

Hard to find,
took some time
But I think that I might be hittin'
On what's been missing all along
Singing my hallelujah song

It's a highway sliding through a Sunday afternoon
It's a snapshot smiling like we ain't got nothing to lose
It's the peace in knowing that love is gonna be gone someday
But you only get more when you give it away
Yeah, yeah, yeah

It's a sweet prayer knowing someones up there hearing you. Define punch lines take a little time, but i'm getting it. Life is more than just how many breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away. Baby take my breath away.

Look at me, can't believe
I finally made it here
Feeling like I'm where I belong
Singing my hallelujah song

Hard to find, took some time
But I never was by myself
There were angels helping all along
Singing my hallelujah song

My hallelujah
My hallelujah
Singing my hallelujah song

Most songs I like are defined by what they say... and this is where I am in my life. I love this song and can listen to it over and over again. We all can. It can represent spiritual growth, your love life, your family, or just believing in yourself. If you haven't heard it, go find it, and take a good'll see what I'm talking about!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Law and Order...

"In New York City's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the Major Case Squad. These are their stories."

........BAUM BAUM...........

I bet you have no idea who Steven Zirnkilton is, but I , also, bet you have heard his voice many times. Steven is an actor who gave voice to all opening themes from the four series of the Law & Order franchise. (...and that's your fun, little Google fact for the day.)

With the hubs out of town for a race this weekend, I plan on hearing Steven's voice a lot! I like to think that I have seen more than 75% of all L&O episodes, but it seems every time my DVR catches one on's one I've never seen. I love me some Jack McCoy, but I am in love with Detective Robert Goren...Bobby from Criminal Intent. I know it's only acting, but I love his character. How awful, in my beautiful L&O mind, it would be to meet the guy who plays him, Vincent D' Onofrio, and him be...well, you know...average!

I guess it's a good thing that I will probably never meet him...LOL. Gotta go. DVR is calling!

............BAUM BAUM.............

CBB :o)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Crossroads Christian Church

I went to a church in Lexington this weekend and LOVED it.
It' s called Crossroads Christian Church.
It was simple and spiritual. I walked away with God's message, but not scared of burning in a fiery hell...full of hope.
I wanted to come home and read the Bible AND share the message with my husband...with anyone that would listen really...LOL.

I am so glad for my salvation. I am so glad for my children's salvation. I will continue to pray for my husband's steps...little bitty baby steps. :o)

Mrs. B

If you would like to find out more about Crossroads Church, check out their website:

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Caden's Birthday Party

What a sweet weekend! The hubs and I spent it in Winchester with our friends. It was Caden's 1st Birthday (Gin's baby boy), but it was really a nice little weekend hanging out and socializing.

The best part was baking these monkey cupcakes for the actual party on Sunday at Jacobson Park. I just wanted to share with you my, I mean, our accomplishment. Gin, Mary and I were so proud of'd thought we cured cancer. Ahhh, not this time, but maybe next...LOL.

Happy Birthday, Caden-pooh!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tea Time

I am in the mood to host a luncheon...better still...High Tea. There is nothing more Jane Austen-ey than tea.

Invite friends over, chat about our dull lives, talk about the weather, gossip and eat...who could ask for anything more?

Years ago, I had the opportunity to go to tea with my lil' sister (in my Mardi Gras group), Sonda. It was such a lovely experience. All of us, big sisters and little sisters, dressed up in our best clothes many of us wearing our hats...aahhh, some of my best New Orleans memories seem like just yesterday.

Oh...I digress, back to the tea. I love the simplicity of throwing a tea party...finger sandwiches, scones or muffins or cookies or petit fours (Can you tell I like the dessert aspect of it?), and tea. Voila'. You have a tea party menu from start to finish. Now, decorate according to theme and invite the's tea party time!

Mrs. B