Wednesday, August 26, 2009

{Countdown to Kickoff}

Well my friends, kickoff is only a little over a week away. While I am sad that our first game is away, Oklahoma State to be exact, I think...

I was perusing the UGA Bookstore catalogue the other day and came across 2 times I simply can not live without.

1. I introduce you to the collegiate snuggie! I can't find a UGA one, the rival Bama and Auburn will have to do...

2. A dog cheerleading uniform. How cute is this? Charlotte already has a jersey so it is clear that she should have a cheerleading uniform as well, you know when she is feeling girly..

I LOVE football season, it is combined with fall, my favorite season. I can't wait to cheer on the Dawgs with a nip in the air and g&t in my hand!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

{Just call me Nurse Preppy}

Here is my little patient. Chad had nose surgery yesterday to correct a horribly deviated septum. No really, that's what it was, there was no nose job involved.

He is doing well but it has been an interesting 2 days.

Yesterday when he was in recovery:
1. He told the recovery nurse that his wife's name was Charlotte so she came to the waiting room and called "Charlotte Eubanks". 
2. He called me Charlotte to my face.
3. He asked why they were going to give him cocaine????
4. He asked for a beer when they asked what he wanted to drink.
5. He asked me at least 14 times when he was going to get the packing out of his nose.

We have been pumping Percocet every 4 hours, I even get up at 11:15 and 3:15 to give him more. He is doing really good though, I am so proud of him.

This morning we went to get the packing out, I had to wait in the other room. He said it was a good thing because it I would have passed out. They took out the packing and then sucked out goop.

He and I are both resting, I am exhausted. 

Praise God that He is good and Chad is healing!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

{Random thoughts for our generation...}

I go this forwarded to me the other day and I died laughing. I took out the ones that I don't really relate to, the rest are so very, very true...

This is long but so worth reading, my commentary in blue.

  • Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong. And nothing is better than seeing Chad's face when he hits that moment...
  • I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter? 
  • Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk. I have done this, on numerous occasions...
  • I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. What I wouldn't give for a purple mat everyday at 3:00
  • Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with? Oh, so true. Don't deny it people.
  • Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what was going on when I first saw it. Hello, Dirty Dancing.
  • How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? My mom can fold one perfectly. Me? Notsomuch...
  • I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in. Apparently, loosing finger due to cutting the circulation off is not as important as two trips to the car. I concur.
  • The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text. U knw u do 2
  • Was learning cursive really necessary? I can answer that. No.
  • Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.
  • Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"
  • While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.
  • MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
  • Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died. Chad- you have the power to make this happen. Use it wisely.
  • I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water. Why would people do that?
  • Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever. It really is an amazing phenomenon.
  • I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
  • Bad decisions make good stories.
  • Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do! Hallelujah , I am so glad someone else feels that way! I have a running list of people I am not friends with but look at their profile all of the time.
  • Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year? It's not just you dear author. It is true.
  • Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....And your face turns red and you sweat through your shirt? 
  • I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
  • I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'
  • I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away? Chad, you can explain this I believe...
  • I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
  • I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes
  • Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
  • It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.
  • I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call. Sometimes I rename them to Do Not Answer.
  • Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.
  • The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There’s nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.
  • Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...
  • It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and the link takes me to a video instead of text. Especially when your company frowns on streaming video...Great, now I have to worry about getting fired because I was dying to know about the octomom. Thanks, CNN.
  • I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

{my morning goo}

I have been drinking these for the past week or so and I am officially obsessed. I think my mouth starts watering when I wake up in the morning to get to this delicious goo! I really wish I had a magic bullet so I didn't have to pull out the blender every morning...I just can't justify spending the money on it right now. There are shoes and handbags to buy people!!!

Here is the recipe, I use Trader Joes Vanilla Rice milk so it is gluten free, I tried hemp milk but it made it spicy, me no likey...

Green Goo:
1 cup Trader Joes Vanilla Rice Milk
1.5-2 cups spinach
1/2 frozen banana
3-4 frozen strawberries
3-4 frozen peach slices
1 squirt of agave syrup
1 teaspoon of peanut butter

Blend and enjoy!!! I have tried several versions and this is my favorite. I sometimes use regular milk but blending makes it too frothy. I think I might add a little fat free yogurt to make it creamy as well.

What is your favorite smoothie concoction? Maybe if I have more smoothie recipes I can justify getting the Magic Bullet...

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Friday night we went out to dinner with Whitney and John {holy moly is her baby bump cute as a bugs ear!!!} and had a hilarious encounter.

While we were waiting on our table Whit turns to me and says "Ummm, I think that is Nintendo Belt*" She is a magnet for this boy and sees him everywhere so of course it was him.

I point him out to Chad who proceeds to make fun of him, like every boy I dated, {and lets face it, I set him up for it, there are some wack jobs in my past} and I try to defend myself and convince Chad that 5 years ago when I dated him he wasn't the total tool that he looks to be sitting there- skinny, in all black and with his wife that has multicolored hair and a nose ring.

I think I did a good job of convincing Chad of my coolness and then Nintendo Belt left and went to the parking lot and rode off into the sunset in a, wait for it, VESPA. Alone.

Thanks a lot dude, you ARE a tool and Chad just won.

*Names withheld to protect the Innocent, a boy I dated right before Chad. We were dating and he dropped me like a hot potato, apparently he fell in love. Whatevs...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

{I die}

{J. Crew, of course!}
Holy canolli these are some fab shoes! Sometimes I wish my office wasn't casual so I had an excuse to buy these amazing shoes!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

{It is well with my soul}

I got to eat dinner with my parents last night, it was impromptu and so very needed. It was good for my soul. Sometimes He knows JUST what you need, it is awe inspiring.

I had a pretty tough day yesterday and on my way home my daddy called me asking if we wanted to meet them in Athens for dinner. Why yes I do! I hadn't seen my parents since 4th of July weekend, they don't even live that far away! Chad has a busy weekend at work so I met them alone. Sometimes a girl just needs her mommy and daddy. With the love of my parents and Chad I know there is nothing I can't handle. We talked, prayed and I felt a sense of peace as I left {that is until I saw Chad when I got home and got upset again :) sometimes that boy just makes me emotional}.

I am so lucky to have the love of my parents, Chad, my family and most importantly, Christ, to get me through the tough times in life. I really do think that sometimes He give us struggles to remind us to lean on him, as tough as they are it will draw us closer to Him. In the words of Poochie "He makes us wait for the things that we desire to ensure that we do not desire these things greater than we desire Him." he's a smart one, that Poochie...

I heard this song while driving today, it is so perfect. I of course cried during the chorus {not safe while driving...}

So today's a new day, I will pray that I am strong enough to handle anything that comes my way. And today, I will have a little retail therapy.

I also got all of these delicious homegrown tomatoes from my Daddy's garden. We will be eating tomatoes for every meal!

I started with breakfast, 1 egg, 2 egg whites, cheese and a tomato- DELICIOUS!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

{Old McDonald ain't got nothin' on us}

We are so awesome it hurts sometimes.

Last year I threw our two pumpkins in the corner of our yard because, lets face it, we are lazy {our Christmas tree may or may not be in our garage right now, just sayin'}

Now, look what happened!!! We will have pumpkins coming out the yin yang come fall...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

{Is that poo in the pool???}

So our neighborhood pool closed the other day because of "contamination". That's just the Falls of Braselton way of saying there's poo in the pool.

I have to say that that is one of the nastiest things I have ever heard. Who poos in the pool and what parent just lets their kid do that and then leaves? Someone if my neighborhood that's who.

And that my friends is why I always drive to Judy and Johnny's house to go to the pool. We all know to use the bathroom, at least I hope the neighbors do when they sneak over :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

{You gotta know when to hold 'em}

Allison's take on the weekend:
I don't think we will becoming professional poker players any time soon. We had a BLAST in Biloxi with the Mullins and the Fowlers but aren't so good at casino games. We did play a little black jack and I LOVED the Wheel of Fortune slots but everything else confused me. The more beer Chad had the better he played, coincidence? I think not. At the end of the first night Chad felt the need to play one hand of $25 Black Jack and got Black Jack, twice! 

We had to drive two cars and we split boys in one and girls in the other. This was one of my favorite parts of the trip, I loved catching up with these girls. We had some pool time, Chad and Chris played golf, ate some good food and just had fun with each other. It was a great weekend but I am EXHAUSTED now.

I hope to get more pictures {hint hint Mandy and Jayme :)} but these will have to do for now.

Chad's take on the weekend:
I will admit that it seemed on the surface that the more beer I drank the better blackjack player I became; but there is a fine line you walk with that, and at one point I thought the dealer had dealt me 5 cards and I was playing poker...turns out my eyes were playing tricks on me; and when the point came when I looked down at my cards and shouted "uno" I knew it was time to go to the room..

I would also like to send out a little recommendation if any one is looking for a good place to play golf near Biloxi the town of Ocean Springs should be your destination.  My golfing companion and I were thrown off with how over the top nice everyone at this course acted toward us; it was like we made their day by coming to play golf at their course.... It was a great feeling but an uneasy one at that; I watch way too many movies and I had convinced myself that i was in the movie Wickerman and that this town was going to sacrifice us at dawn for next years crop; turns out they were just good people.