Sunday, May 30, 2010

Getting to Know ME! (Even More than Before)

It's Sunday, so it should come as no surprise that I am once again participating in Getting to Know You at the Mannland5. You should join in too!

If you are stopping in from the MannLand5, meet my daughter Gemma. Isn't she cute?

1. Have you ever snooped around someone else's house?

I was an RA for 3 years of college, so instead of snooping around houses, I was snooping around dorm rooms. You would not believe the things that 18 year old boys think of. Sometimes the girls are just as strange though. Once, when doing checks during a holiday break. We found a poop chart in a suite of 4 girls. They kept track of when each of them...pooped. Gross, right?

2. Can guys and girls be friends? ( thanks Jen!)

I think some guys and girls have this super power...but I am certainly not one of them.

3. Can you curl your tongue?


4. Have you ever stolen anything?

To be honest, not that I can think of. Actually, I used to steal unwrapped toilet paper from public restrooms (again this was in college.) Slightly ghetto, yes. It did save me money though!

5. Would you rather talk on the phone or text?

Text. Because it is easier to multitask. Unless I am driving, then I will talk on the phone because it is dumb to text and drive, just ask Oprah.

6. Memorial Day plans?

A couple of my sorority sisters might come up. If I am lucky. I don't want to jinx it though. Other than that, just a small family barbecue. Nothin' special.

7. What do you do to relax?

It depends. Sometimes I do this weird thing where I lay on my bed and just zone out. I guess it is like accidental meditation. It makes me feel a lot better though. A trip to Target and a Caramel Macchiato works when that is not possible, as does a long shower, a good t.v. show, or a nice nap.

8. Do you do anything to honor those that have died fighting for our freedom?

No. I should, but I don't.

Well, there's that. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and your long holiday weekend!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy 9 Months (and Two Days) Gemma!

Happy 9 Months my Beautiful Bundle!

This month has been an exciting one. You took your very first Waterbabies class.

Finally got a big girl carseat (still rearfacing of course!)

And you have started to eat lots of real food.

You are growing, growing, growing, but as much as Mama likes to (publicly) whine about the passing of time, the older you get the more fun we seem to have. Waterbabies was so much fun for us both. You never cried, at all. You seemed to have a lot of fun with it. Every so often you would pause from your smiles to take it all in. That is very "you" though, observing and taking it all in. This trait is one I admire and hope to learn from, as it is so different from how I am.

The car seat stuff was not so exciting for you maybe (besides the fact that your new seat is super cushy,) but for me, it was definitely an, "I'm a mama," ordeal. I don't know when the last time was that I spent sooo much time agonizing over a purchase. I mean, I agonize a LOT but're life literally depended on it (shoot, I am being overly dramatic again,) so I had to find the perfect seat for us. I mean you.

While car seat business wasn't so exciting for you, trying new foods has been. I have finally started to introduce you to lots of different finger foods and you love, love, LOVE it. Well, you love it when I cut the pieces to a size that is actually big enough for you to pick up ;) We celebrated your 9 month birthday with bits of lasagna for lunch. Pretty sweet, right?

As far as the usual stuff, that I like to take note of monthly:

I have just started getting you to take naps in your CRIB. Of all places. It is going pretty well, but I am not going to say much else in fear that I will jinx myself.

We still co-sleep at night, and you are generally down from about 10-7, when you will eat a bit and then wake again anywhere from 8-10. Not bad at all, right?

You still aren't crawling, but you are finally making motions like you are trying to figure it out. I worry a little, but I don't think there is anything "wrong"...I am just impatient.

You babble constantly and have learned the words bye bye, and dog (with a silent g). Those are the only words that I am certain that you understand the meaning of.

We have had a bit of a weight setback this month, at one point, you were down to 16 pounds and 1 ounce. You have been eating much better though, so I would imagine that will go up quite a bit by your appointment on the 9th of June.

You wear size 3 diapers still. Your clothes are a mixture of 6-12 months, 9 months, and 12 months depending. Most of the 12 month stuff is a little big, but I am sure it won't be long.

I hate to admit this but I think your hair is growing in BLONDE not that I have anything against blondes, but I was really hoping you would have dark hair like my own. Maybe one day, right?

Your eyes are still a funky brown, and still, you have only your 2 bottom teeth.

You bring so much love and joy to me and our extended family. You really are the moon and the stars to me, and a lot of people. No matter where life takes us, I want you to know that you are as loved as any little girl possibly could be.

And then some.

Forever and always,


(this picture makes me soooooo happy.)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Little of Me Fighting with Time Again

Today is Gemma's 9 month birthday eve.

Now, a lot of times I (secretly) mock other bloggers (ya know, in a nice way) about turning the passing of time into a major milestone in a child's life. I would list a few examples, but chances are you (or I), or some other person that you/I/we love/admire/respect is "guilty" and I am not trying to lose any followers  hurt anyone's feelings here. I am just trying to say...

Every second that passes is NOT big deal. After your baby was born, time had to go on, ya know?

3,4,5,6,7, or however many months flew by, because honestly, in the grand scheme of things, any time that you are measuring in months is (generally) a very short time. That is why it felt so...short.

But today, on the eve of Gemma's 9 month birthday, I am feeling down right sappy. I can't get over the fact that she has belonged to the world for as long as she belonged only to me. I have turned that phrase over and over in my mind, and I am still absorbing its truth.

I am glad time passes. Each second, each minute, each day, I become happier. I become more grounded. Each moment brings me one step closer to the great things I see for myself, just on the horizon.

Even so...

Sharing is hard.

Especially when you are sharing your heart.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Just the past few days.

I have no idea why.

Or even how.

Considering there is beauty in my life.

Maybe tomorrow.

Maybe then, I will feel more chatty.

But not yesterday.

And definitely not today.

Just a few more pictures.

All pretty much the same.

Because I can't decide which one I like best.

Happy Tuesday.

A.K.A. The best T.V. day of the week.

For now at least.

But not much longer.

Tomorrow, okay?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

1 Year!

Today is my bloggiversary and I almost missed it! I can't believe that I have been blogging for an entire year.

This little blog, that started as "101 Days Until Baby," (99 days before Gemma was born) and then later became "And Baby Makes Two," has been a constant in a year that has been anything but constant. There were ups and there were downs...and I blogged about it all.

When trying to decide the best way to commemorate this occasion, I thought of the posts I do in celebration of each month of Gemma's life. While it would have been a bit...much say the write each month in honor of this blog, I thought it would be neat appropriate to link up to each post made on or closest to the month birthday of the blog.

Are you still with me?

Here goes =)

A Year in the Life of 101 Days Until Baby/And Baby Makes Two

Today = 12 Months = 1 Year!

Today, all I really want to say is thank you. Thank you for your comments and your continued support. Thank you for walking beside me in a journey that hasn't always been an easy one. Thank you for being my friends when I needed a friend the most.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I've Got Good News and I've Got Bad News...

Which one do you want to hear first?

If you're like most people I know, I am going to assume that you would say bad news...

(I'm so dramatic. And presumptuous.)

Monday, I brought Gemma in to the docs, because she had a rough sounding cough. I had called the nurse at the pediatrician's office, and she said it sounded like it may be croup so we had to go in. The doctor examined her, and said that she thinks that the cough is related to her runny nose which is caused by ???. She didn't really say why she has had a runny nose for the past 2 weeks.

Thanks for the specific answers doc. I am glad to know that I leave your office knowing barely anything more than what I knew when I got there.

Please give me a moment to bang my head into my desk.

So, I am sort of whatever about the cough, for now at least, but what really worries me is that Gemma lost one and a half pounds. In two weeks. She went from almost 18 pounds to just over 16 pounds.

I feel like I am failing as a mother, because I can't manage the simple task of nurturing my child.

On top of that, I am wondering that there is something really wrong. Not because I have any reason to think that there is something else wrong, but I am a mama, and I worry. Sue me.

Has anybody else had any experience with something like this?

So, now that I have worked myself up into a frenzy (again), the good news!

I won a giveaway, for the first time ever! I won this cute crinkle toy, from Brandy at You Don't Know. You should head on over and check out Brandy's blog. She is a funny lady.

And on that note, think good thoughts for this little lady, would you?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Getting to Know ME! (Some More)

Sundays at And Baby Makes Two=Getting to Know You from the MannLand5

Welcome, to all those stopping by!

1. The most expensive thing hanging in my closet is.....?

Hmm...Probably my college graduation cap and gown. Five years of education ain't cheap =)
2. Have you ever played a team sport?


Definitely. Not.

3. If you were a bug, what kind would you be?

This one is pretty cute, right?

4. Where on your body is the worst place to get sunburned? (thanks Ian)

I don't know if there is a worst place to get sunburned, I think no matter what it pretty much sucks. I think the worst though, is when you get sunburned ALL OVER, and no matter what, you can't find relief. That feeling is TERRIBLE.

5. Are you happy?


6. People are always abbreviating..are there any abbreviations that make your skin crawl when people use them?

Srsly... Seriously, why would you type this?
7. Do you love where you live..or could you live anywhere?

I think I could live anywhere. I love certain things about my hometown, but after leaving and coming back, I know it is not my forever home. I need excitement, or variety, or something. Small town living isn't really doing it for least not yet. 

8. What, if any, extreme measures do you go to to keep yourself from overeating when you're full?

I read in a magazine once, that if you have finished eating and you don't want to pick at your plate anymore than pour lots and lots of salt all over your food. I haven't done it in a while, mostly because I don't eat out much anymore, but believe me, it really will make you stop before you take another bite. Oversalted anything is not yummy at all.

Welp, there you have it! Another Sunday, and another edition of Getting to Know You, where you can get to know ME!

 Did you link up?

Friday, May 14, 2010


I can't believe I have reached 200 posts. To be honest, I am surprised I made it past 20. I am also surprised by everthing blogging has brought to my life. One of the most surprising additions, is that blogging has made me more self aware. By sitting down with my thoughts and experiences, I am able to make sense of them. Also, your comments and feedback teach me lessons all the time.

For example, my new blog friend Renee left this comment for me, on my post this Tuesday:

"Hi Kacie! My name is Renee and I haven't commented before so just thought I'd introduce myself.
Oh my goodness Gemma is just a CUTIE! You are soooo lucky!! Hmm.. maybe check out for some cute purses/wristlets! :)"

Do you see the part where she says You are soooo lucky!! ? (yes, I highlighted and bolded to make it easier). That comment really meant a lot to me. I think it is easy for me to forget how lucky I am. I am caught up in my day to day life, as a single mom and an only active parent, as someone who doesn't know where they are going in life next, and isn't sure how or why they got to the place they are in now. I am so caught up in being that complicated girl. But, like I said, blogging and your comments bring about self awareness and yes...

I am so LUCKY.

So in honor of my 200th post, and inspired by Renee's sweet comment:

200  100 Reasons I am Lucky

  1. Gemma

  2. My Parents

  3. My Siblings

  4. My Grandparents

  5. My GREAT Grandparents

  6. All the friends I have

  7. All the friends I have lost

  8. The lessons that said friends and family have taught me

  9. The love that they have given

  10. The support that they provide

  11. I have clean sheets at night

  12. I have food on the table

  13. I have clean water to drink

  14. I always have shoes to wear

  15. I live someplace where it is safe to go barefoot

  16. I live someplace where it is safe to live

  17. I know that I have the ability to achieve great things

  18. I have so many options

  19. I know how to read

  20. I love to read

  21. I have found lots of great blogs to read =)

  22. I take tests well

  23. I have found an eyebrow girl I LOVE

  24. I was able to quit smoking

  25. I am free to speak my mind

  26. I have a job in a tough economy

  27. Some people think I am funny

  28. I have a car to drive

  29. I can (usually) afford gas to fill the tank

  30. I have been to the beach

  31. I live in the mountains

  32. My skin will tan!

  33. I have eaten fresh tomato sandwiches in the heat of summer

  34. I have central heat and air to keep me comfortable

  35. I have a baby who lets me get sleep at night

  36. I have been given the opportunity to get to know myself

  37. I have decided that I like love who I am

  38. The stability that I lack is countered by posibility

  39. I don't have bad allergies

  40. I have health insurance

  41. I have all 5 senses

  42. My body is capable

  43. My mind is capable

  44. I can see both sides of a situation

  45. I am creative

  46. I have strong opinions

  47. I am not afraid to express them

  48. Target

  49. I still get to look forward to meeting my future husband

  50. And growing old with him

  51. And having more babies

  52. I have a college degree

  53. Fried Chicken

  54. I have a gym membership

  55. I know how to swim

  56. I FINALLY respect my body

  57. I am an adventerous eater

  58. I live in a pretty town

  59. I have some nice co-workers

  60. My sister is home for the summer

  61. My sorority is great

  62. And my sorority sisters are greater

  63. My family is STILL proud of me

  64. I found a new wristlet

  65. I can text pretty fast

  66. I type okay, too

  67. I sort of have a plan

  68. But other options are still there

  69. 23 is a pretty cool age

  70. I understand basic rules of punctuation

  71. I am open minded

  72. I will make more friends

  73. I am able to provide for my daughter

  74. I have help to be able to provide for my daughter

  75. My daughter has the sweetest smile you have ever seen

  76. Everybody says so

  77. I no longer need a drink to have fun

  78. I'm a democrat ;)

  79. Obama is my president

  80. Doughnuts

  81. I have been through many things that have made me a stronger woman

  82. I am good at math, too

  83. I can follow a recipe

  84. I have found things to keep Gemma busy

  85. I come up with lots of ideas

  86. I am ambitious (200 100 is a lot of things to list!)

  87. I just got the bright idea to simplify

  88. Sweet Tea

  89. Honeysuckle

  90. Lilac

  91. Bath and Body Works new Lemon Vanilla Spray

  92. SNBC

  93. Rap Music

  94. Regina Spektor

  95. DVR

  96. Iced Caramel Macchiatos

  97. Internet

  98. I have respect for others

  99. My parents taught me manners

  100. I was able to change my mind half way through, and do 100 things instead of 200, because 200 is A LOT!
Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts

  • Gracious me, it has been sooooooo cold and rainy today. I can't stand it.

  • You know what else I can't stand. When people talk about how crazy the weather has been "this year." Don't they remember they were saying the same thing last year? Don't the remember that EVERYONE says the same thing EVERY year. Especially when the seasons change.

  • Here is a picture of Gemma dressed for today's "totally crazy, unusually freezing weather..."

  • For those of you who read my blog and realize that 99% of the pictures I post are taken in my unmade bed...I promise we leave the bed. I just usually have my camera/think to take a picture while we are being lazy...I forget when we are out and about.

  • I can't promise that I usually make my bed.

  • My sister is coming home from college tomorrow. I am currently living at home. This could be good or bad...undoubtedly, it will be interesting.

  • I need a new wristlet. Badly. See that thing Gemma has? That is what I have been carrying. I got it free with an order from is kind of crap. Any suggestions?

  • I lost my hair straightener AND I desperately need to get my eyebrows done. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

  • My most common nickname for Gemma is chicken nugget. Or nugget. Is that weird? Or overly predicatable?

  • Speaking of predictions, you can predict lovely weekend weather by my work schedule. When I work it is gorgeous, when I don't work it is freezing. If there was money to be made in betting on the weather, I would be rich. (or a weather man. beat you to it.)
  • I have to work this weekend. Want to guess what the forecast is?
  • Look at this....I was one comment away from winning a pair of diamond earrings.
  • Darn it.
  • I don't think I am that great at random. Lots of these have segues. Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose?
Until next time...

Feel free to link up with the Un Mom, and Random Tuesday Thoughts of your own.

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Ma

I feel a little guilty for not really celebrating Mother's Day on my blog. This is to make me feel better.

Join Us for Monday Mayhem

You can join in too!

1. How old is your Mom? If she has passed away, how old would she be?

My mom is 42.

2. What is/was your Moms worst habit?

Smoking, probably. And she curses like a sailor.

3. What famous person does/did your Mom resemble (a picture of that famous person would be nice)?

Don't tell her I said this, but, I have always though she kinda looked/looks like:

4. What would be one meal that you would love for your Mom to cook for you right now?

Hmm. My mom can hold her own in the kitchen, she actually works as a cook. I would have to say it is a toss up between this super yummy scallop and shrimp alfredo, or these stuffed artichokes that she hasn't made in like 10 years...

5. Was your Mom a Stay at Home Mom or did she have to go to a work/job (and yes, Mayhem understands and knows that being a Stay at Home Mom is work/job) when you were growing up?

My mom almost always worked, although there were a few times where she babysat my cousins, and one time where she was out of work due to an accident that she was in.

6. If you could change one thing about your Mom what would it be?

I want to say I wish she was more mom-like, but then she wouldn't be here. I guess I just wish that she was more dependable, so I would change that.

7. Did you ever make your mom cry? if so, explain.

Many times. I think that is just our relationship, although with time, it has gotten better.

8. Have you ever told a lie to your Mom to protect yourself or someone else? If yes, have you come clean and told your Mom the truth?

Hmm...I am not sure. No specific instances are coming to mind, but probably.

9. What is the one thing that you most admire about your Mom?

I think she is a person who loves with her whole heart.

10. In 10 words or less, describe your Mom.

My mom is my mom. I love her for that.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Where Did You Come Up with That ?!?!?!

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to post today, and then I stumbled across Katie's post , and saw that today's Show Us Your Life theme at Kelly's Korner is about baby names, specifically to "show" baby names you have used, or plan on using in the future.

Confession: I have a slight baby name obsession. This post might get long winded and smug. Consider yourself warned.

First off, I have to tell you...I am a baby name snob. I don't like kreaytive spellings, I don't like "made up," names, and don't you DARE try to talk to me about a name in the top 25. Pshhh. Finding names that meet my exacting criteria is not particularly easy.

Also, I am a single mom, and have been since pregnancy. You would think that this woud have made choosing a name easier on me, because I did not have to take the wishes of the baby's father into consideration, but that was so not the case. I think because I did not have a significant other, that my loved ones felt they were more entitled to force suggest their names to me. Maybe they thought they were helping? If so, I wonder how my grandmother thought telling me that the name Lola reminded her of, "a red-headed, Vegas showgirl, smoking a long cigarette.", would help. 

Really, grandma?

To top it all off, my family has a tradition of using two middle names, so that means I had a whole extra name to come up with.

Not easy. Totally fun, but not easy at all!

The name I ended up with?

Gemma Helena Rose, last name.

I named her the day after she was born, when finally I was in the hospital room by myself. I was still undecided  when the nurse came into the room, but  I decided to just go for it. It being Gemma. I am pretty sure that I am glad I did.

A whole lot of name for a baby. But I think it fits her. Hopefully?

The most common reaction I get to her name is, "Oh! That's different." Others say they love it though, and so do I. (luckily, right?)

Gemma. Her first name. Gem, like a gemstone, so it sounds like Jemma. It means jewel and is Latin in origin. Apparently it is pretty common in the UK, or Australia or something, but not so common in the U.S. I think the first place I may have heard it was actually in the movie "Fools Gold." I liked it, but didn't think much of it because, well...I wasn't planning on having a baby. It grew and grew on me during my pregnancy and right before she was born I had narrowd it down to Gemma or Leila.  I think most of my family prefered Leila (pronounce Layla), but I didn't (and don't) like how popular it was/is Gemma it is. To me the name seems classic, but familiar, and feminine all at the same time.

Helena. Her first middle name. Pronounced Heh-lee-nuh. By me at least, because that is the way my grandmother, whom she was named after, pronounced the name. My entire childhood is memories of my grandmother. She was an amazing, strong woman. If Gemma has an ounce of her spirit, I will be proud. Helena means bright one and the origin is Greek.

Rose.  Her second middle name. I am pretty sure you know how to pronounce it, and I am pretty sure you know what it means. Its origin is Latin as well. One of the worst parts of becoming pregnant, was knowing I had to tell my father. It shook me, knowing that I would be dissappointing him. Luckily, my father was almost instantly supportive, true to his good heart and the great man that he is. At some point, mid pregnancy, I asked him about names that he liked. He told me he didn't care at all about names, blah blah blah. A few weeks later, I was on the phone with him, and he asked "how about Rose?" I didn't like the name, but he didn't care. He called her Rose from that point on in my pregnancy. The name never grew on me enough to use as a first name, but I decided to use it as a middle name, and as a tribute to him.

Gah! I am sure that that may be more than you care to know, but I am happy to share it. As I said, I LOVE names!

I am not thinking about any babies for a long time, but I still think about names.

My current short list:

Asher Franklin ?
Isaac Timothy ?
Isla Kate ?
Honor Elizabeth??

So, honestly, what do you think? And how did you come up with your child's name?

Enjoy your weekends y'all!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco De Mayo

Today has been a Cinco de Mayo like no other.

Well, it hasn't (and won't) involve tequila at least. That makes it pretty different.

Instead, today involved a trip to the doctors. I have a bum shoulder that I had to get some X-Rays on. I also asked about this lump that I have in my back, and now I have to have surgery to have it removed. Surgery is scary to me, as is the lump itself, but I am trying not to drive myself crazy worrying about it.

What can you do?

The doctor was an hour away, so that, plus basic baby maintenence pretty much ate up my whole day. I'm at work now, trying to make the best of the slightly less than three hours that I have left. It is about 9,000 degrees in my little reception area and the warmth is making me sleeeeepy. It is also making it hard to breathe. I find a stuffy nose particularly miserable when it is I the only one?

Bah. I should be off to blog surf  work, and tolerate enjoy the rest of my booze-less Cinco de Mayo.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Confession # 3

Sometimes I think my life would be perfect...

If I could meet Mr. Right...

get married...

have 20 more babies...

and live happily ever after.


as much as I like this dream...

I realize that I haven't talked to a boy man my age in...

well, ages.

And I really don't mind working so much...

if only I could figure out what I want to do...

it wouldn't be all that bad.

In fact...

a career...

might be kind of nice.


I still need  to focus on the baby that I've got.

So even though I know all of these things...


I still...


One thing is for sure, though...

after I figure out what I want to do...

get myself on that right path...

do what I need to do for Gemma and I...

Mr. Right and I are going to enjoy our 20 babies...

plus 1 other very special baby...

that I am enjoying right now.

(well, as long as I start talking to boys again.)

Sometimes it feels good to get something off your chest. For past confessions, click here or here.

*Note to self, at Gemma's doctor appointment yesterday, she was 17 pounds and 10.5 ounces, and she was just over 27 inches long*

Monday, May 3, 2010

If You Have Ever Wondered Why...

you don't see very many pictures of me on this blog...


It's because of my (not so great) self picture skills.

Maybe you should check out the other moms....

At Mommy and Me Monday @ Really Are You Serious?
Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Getting to Know ME! (Again)

Have you noticed a Sunday trend lately? Once again, I am participating in Getting to Know You at the MannLand5!

This Week's Questions:

1. Are you superstitious?
Ish? I try to avoid breaking mirrors, and "jinxing", myself, and stuff like that BUT I don't have a full on panic attack or anything if I do.

2. If you were an animal..what kind would you be?
Probably a cat. I wish I could say something cool like a tiger, or a leopard, or a lion or something, but probably I would be more like a house cat. House cats get to have all of the comforts of living with people, with out being as gross as dogs can be!

3. You would never catch me wearing.........?

4. If someone posts a you watch it?
Very, very rarely. I usually don't watch videos that are posted at all.

5. Have you ever waxed your girlie/manly parts..or any other part of your body?
I get my eyebrows and stuff done, but I haven't made the plunge to girly parts, yet.


6. Are you a spender or a saver?
Honestly...a total spender : /

7. If you were starring in a movie..who would you want to play your leading man/woman?
For some reason, when I paused to think about this question, David Duchovny popped in my head. Eww. Definitely not David Duchovny. This one is a toughy for me, there are so many legit options...

8. Smoker..never smoker..or smoked back in the day?
Smoked back in the day. Yes, I am hanging my head in shame. I smoked from the time I was a teenager, until I got pregnant. (I am so not 'fessing up to the actual age I was when I started!)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I've Been Working on the Weeeekennnd...

All the live long dayyyyy!

Of course it's 90 degrees and slightly breezy (perfect)!

And the biggest festival in the area is in town.

And for the sake of whining, I'm huuungry.


If I am being positive...

Which I should...

I only have one hour and 27 minutes left of my work day today.

When I get off work my dad will have gotten my oil changed, at no cost or hassle to me.

I'm making money so that I can spend money =)

I've had more than enough time today to catch up on blogs, and then some.

I am going to my mama's for dinner cooking for me!


The weekend I have to work will be half over, so basically, I am over the "hump," in my work week, so to speak.

I have one request though, if anybody is out there in blog land this weekend, could you pretty please leave me some links to keep me entertained tomorrow? Obviously work appropriate, and the computer here doesn't have sound, but other than that...links you love, blog related or otherwise! It would be much appreciated =)