I think I might have told you guys about my arm going numb. I went to the neurologist and he thinks I have carpal tunnel (apparently there is an actually a tunnel in your arm called the carpal tunnel- who knew?). Now my left arm is going numb all the time too. I go for a nerve test on the 29th at the neurologist’s, so hopefully that will bring me some answers. Things are getting really bad with my arms. They go numb in the night and wake me up it hurts so bad. And I need my arms man! I use them all the time! So, the big problem is that it hurts to blog, to surf the internet, to type emails. This is not good. So I’m taking a break from ye ol blog.
Hope to see you soon.

Be still my heart

Sunday night I was watching tv and a commercial came on featuring very familiar looking items. Then the logo appeared. It was an IKEA commercial! WHA??? Then an hour later it came on again! What does this mean? I looked on IKEA’s regular and corporate sites and found nothing about a store opening anywhere close to my house, city, or state even. Has anyone heard anything? Or is this just a big mind trick the universe is playing on me?

Also, I just read over at US@ Tod@y this article about this new book and all I can say is Amen Sister Friend! Stop Dressing Your Six-year-old Like a Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom should be required reading (basing this on the title alone) for all new moms or moms to be. It is NOT CUTE to dress your daughter like a pole dancer. It drives me nuts that the term “wife beater” has become a normal and accepted description for a shirt, but it makes me more crazy when I see little girls dressed like hookers. Obviously little BreeeAnNaH doesn’t have a job so the mother is shelling out her own money for slutty little outfits and thong underwear so her precious darling can go to elementary school and what? Do lap dances at recess? Ahem, I’m now stepping off of my soap box. Resume your normal activity.

Haste Ye Back

Haste Ye Back is painted on the sign you pass on the way out of the mountain house driveway. Every time I leave the mountain house I can’t wait to go back. I really can’t wait to get back together with my girls Shannon 2, Deb, and Susan.
We had a big time this weekend laughing, clapping, chillaxing, snacking, and did I mention laughing? I swear my face still hurts from laughing so hard. Deb, Shannon H & I met up Friday night at the house. The mountain house was built by my Papa’s grandparents in 1903. So it’s old. But not haunted I swear! We chatted and got settled and went to sleep. At around 3am Shannon H was in my room yelling and scaring the bejeebus out of me. Even though she’s a black belt in some sort of Tae Kwon Jitsu she sent me down to check out a noise. It was the wind banging the door and not a mountain man ax murderer. So back to bed we went. Susan joined us early the next morning. We headed out for breakfast, shopping, and touring around. After dinner we went back to the house for game night. Deb brought us all fabulous light up tiaras that we sported during a fun round of Scattergories. After some late night gabbing we finally hit the hay. The next morning we put the house back together and hit the road for home. It was so wonderful to meet Deb and to spend time with Susan and Shannon. It was as if we’ve known each other forever and I can’t wait for our next meet up! The LSKs will ride again!
*Note- I apparently had too much fun to take any decent pictures. So I’ll be relying on my comrades for photographic support. But hear me- if any of you post pictures of my interpretive dance set to Prince’s When Doves Cry, I will hunt you down and hurt you.

Friends like these…

Saw this driving through my neighborhood yesterday (click to enlarge). My neighbor is turning 50 and her friends pulled a bit of a prank. How fun!

In other girlfriend news…I’m leaving tonight to spend the weekend in the mountains with Shannon 2, Deb, and Susan. I can’t wait! We’ll have way too much fun and I’ll be sure to post pics and tell you all about it when we get home. Well, most of it- us girls gotta keep some secrets!

BPOH Week 8- Final Week

For those of you who are just joining us, we are touring our readers through our homes, room by room. This week we are heading outside to check out decks, patios, back yards.If you’d like to play along please leave a comment that you’ve posted your pics, along with a link to your site. All those who are already participating are leaving comments that their pictures are posted. Go check out their homes!

Check out the paraders below:
~ Elaine
~ Aimee
~ Lisa S.
~ Mrs. Gumby
~ Jacquie
~ Rachel
~ Julie
~ Michele
~ Judy
~ Jessica
~ Julie W.
~ Alfred’s Mom
~ Sandy
~ Kendra
~ Gabs
~ Jesser
~ Ani
~ Heather
~ Sara
~ Lisa
~ Leah
~ Alyson
~ Connie
~ Priscilla

Now on to my house: click pics to enlarge
The deck was a big reason why we bought this house. It’s huge and runs the length of the house. Our house overlooks a pond so it’s really nice to sit out there and chill. This is what you see when you come out the kitchen door and look right: Look left: Straight ahead (you can see the pond at the top of the photo): Our back yard: (hard to get the whole thing in one pic but you get the idea)
I hope everyone has enjoyed taking a peek at each other’s homes. I know I sure have. Stay tuned for the next round of Bloggy Parade of Homes- the holiday edition! Coming in late October!

Now this one I like

I’ve never been a big fan of Elmo. His high pitched, nasal voice gets on my nerves. But have you seen the new Tickle Me Elmo- TMX? This thing is a riot! Click here to see what he can do. Be sure to watch the whole video (only about 1:14), the best stuff starts at about 55 seconds. His new range of motion is amazing! I think this one will be going on the Ling Ling wish list!