Thursday, December 30, 2010

Random Thursday

1. I just looked at the stats for the 2nd time ever. Who has been looking at my blog from Slovenia? Fess up.

2. I got this glycolic/salicylic peel Monday afternoon. I look like my face is melting.

3. Nate says my face is molting. That sound better than melting.

4. The lady who did my peel said I need 20 units of Botox in my forehead. She said, "You're very expressive aren't you?" Then she told me that I have these wrinkles starting on my forehead from being expressive. She told me to furrow my brow, which I couldn't do very well. Then she seemed surprised when she said, "You don't make that face very often, do you?" No, I don't like really mad a lot. Thanks. She said I don't have any wrinkles between my eyebrows.

I'm also 26 and I don't need Botox, lady.

5. Nate Dawg and I totally don't want to do anything for NYE. We've been invited to do some stuff, but I don't wanna go. Neither does he. People make such a big deal out of it, that I feel like we should too.

6. Saw True Grit the other day with Nate Dawg's fam. Good movie. I've seen parts of the original, but I don't really remember much of it. 2 thumbs up.

7. It's supposed to be like 70 today in OK. So excited! Nate Dawg took the day off to golf.

8. Yesterday was my Papa's 82 birthday. He was born 12/29/28. My grandma was born 1/28/29. I always thought that was so cool.

9. I found this website through Skinny Runner. I love Skinny Runner. Anywho, the website does daily jokes.

The White House says President Obama plans to spend more time outside Washington, engaging with the public. Actually, it's called looking for a job.

84-year old Hugh Hefner is engaged. His 23-year old fiance nearly broke Hef's back over the weekend. She thought she was changing channels with the remote...she was actually pitching Hef back and forth in his hospital bed.

Elton John and his husband, David Furnish are the proud parents of a baby boy born on Christmas Day. Elton wrapped the infant in swaddling clothes and left him with a manager.

New York City was hit by a huge blizzard. Everything was so white the street mimes had to perform in blackface.

Actor Kelsey Grammer, who is 55, is engaged to 29-year old Kayte Walsh. Talk about robbing the cradle. I hear that after sex, Kayte claps her hands and says, "Aw done! Aw done!"

There's your laugh for the day.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

So What Wednesday


SO What if...

-I got a peel on Monday. I want to scratch my face off. I know it's totally worth it AFTER the peel, but during the peel...I hate it.
-I am currently questioning my sanity (due to peel).
-I'm taking Norman to a new groomers tomorrow. I'm nervous. He hasn't been to one since we moved to Tulsa. I'm an overprotective dog mom. I mean, look at this face:

-My 27th birthday is January 7. That is not old by any means, but it's just older than what I'm used to. Duh.
-We talked to my big brother on Christmas day. He is a doctor in the Air Force and is in a far away country. He was flying over a very dangerous country while on the phone with us. Since he has been gone I've had the weirdest dreams. All taking place in far away countries. Each dream ends up with us (Amuuuuricans) being super happy and lucky that my brother is on our side. I'm proud he's on our team.
-He told us he will be coming home in the next week or so, but he will have to go back to the far away land in May. I'm not ok with this-but I am glad he is on our side.
-We close on our house next Thursday. So ready to be in our place. Here's a pic of the front:
I love it.

-Everytime I play this game, I think of the SNL skit where they're making fun of The View. Fred Armisen dresses up like Joy Behar and says, "So what?" in that crazy east coast accent.

Head over to Mama Dew's blog and tell her what you're saying SO WHAT to.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Funniest Christmas Cards...EVER!

Goodness gracious people. I started this last week and never finished it. So I'm posting as is. That way I can add this to my New Year's Resolution of blogging at least 3 times/week.

Hey, did y'all know Christmas is in a few days?

I thought I would help y'all get in the holiday spirit. My friend Mallory send me this website. She actually knows the guy. This is what Mal said about it, "These are funny and REAL Christmas cards sent by OU Alum Kenny Shore.  He tries to top himself every year.  Kenny is a friend of my dad's and very funny. He has been sending out cards for almost 20 years. My family gets very excited every year in anticipation of the card."

Without further adieu, I give you my favorites of The Shore Christmas Cards


Every other Christmas card I got back then from my friends featured a handsome fella, his pretty blonde wife and their adorable kids all decked out in holiday sweaters sitting in front of their fireplace, golden retriever at their side.

I couldn’t relate.

So I decided to show ‘em how Christmas was celebrated at Ken Shore’s house, by God. I emptied out a few bottles that just happened to be laying around and created a typical night there at 1218 Barnard Drive.

I had no idea what I’d started.

Favorite Captions:

+ Every night is the “Fifth” night of Christmas around here.

+ Sleeping it off in heavenly peace.


People had already started asking about a follow-up to the “Fifth” night of Christmas card. There was a tattoo parlor about a block from my office downtown. Who knows where the inspiration came from for this one.

My art director/partner Bill Verrill did the painting on my arm. Then we headed over to Las Vegas Tattoo Parlor where this guy “Doc” was cool enough to play along. Bill snapped the shot here.

Favorite Caption:

+ Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.


Most people think I’m responsible for the twisted ideas behind these cards. And up to this year, they would have been right. But my sweet-as-pie, Catholic-as-the-Pope wife came up with this one. “Here’s what I’m thinking,” she said to me one night in late November. “The card has you and your friends all watching a stripper in our house. Then I come in unexpectedly early from an evening of Christmas shopping and surprise you all.” If the first words out of my mouth that very second weren’t, “Woman, I love you!” they should have been.

Once again, Wes came through on this one, providing the photography, the lighting and the stripper.

For some reason, the thing came together so fast that I wound up calling everyone at the last minute. Ordinarily, I couldn’t have gotten these guys to help me do anything more than, maybe, drain a bottle of whiskey. But when I explained what I needed help with (staring at a naked woman in my living room with my wife’s blessing) they all showed up without hesitation, no matter what they already had going on that night. Mike Lawrence (second row, showing titty of his own) for instance, had just had his wisdom teeth pulled that very day. He shows up, pain and all. Chris Weir (second row, blue sweater, white boa) was celebrating his birthday that day. He told his wife that birthday dinner plans had changed. Similarly, Jesse Leeds (front row, cigar in hand) had a babysitter that night and he and his wife were going to have the first quiet romantic dinner out together since the kids were born. “Sorry, baby, my man Ken needs me.” Jim Snyder (front row, red bow, dollar in mouth) even brought his wife along. As for Bill George (front row center…best seat in the house) and Tom Hawley (back row, hiding his boner), when I called each of them on the phone, I think they appeared at my front door before I even got the word “stripper” out of my mouth.

On a tragic note, take a look at where everyone is looking. All my boys (and even my wife) get to stare at the stripper’s bare chest. Who’s the only person in the room who doesn’t get to feast eyes on the boobs? Pity. I heard they were fantastic.

Favorite Captions:

+ Uh-oh!
+ D-I-V-O-R-C-E

Those are just a few of my favorites. Go to his blog and check out the rest!

Top 2 Tuesday

It's Top 2 New Years Resolutions!

I'm not good at New Years Resolution. I'll tell you why. I live a pretty healthy lifestyle. You could tell me to stop drinking, then I would punch you in the face. Kinda like I almost did to the lady who was doing my facial yesterday and told me I need Botox. More on that later.

I don't really do things. Does that sound bad? I could say I'll be a better blogger. But I probably won't. I haven't blogged in a week. Mainly because life happened and other things trumped my blogging. That's just how it goes.

So, I'll make 2 very generic and pretty easily achievable resolutions.

1. Blog at least 3 times/week UNLESS something else comes along that takes all of my attention away from blogging.  I have ADHD. So...most things will take my attention away from whatever I'm doing at the time.

Ok I'm back from doing the dishes.

2. Stop cussing as much. I'm not going to pinch myself or put money in a jar. Mostly because I rarely have cash. I just use it for emphasis. I watch my mouth around children and at church. I also didn't cuss at the lady yesterday when she said I needed Botox. I had to cover my mouth to stop myself from saying, "Biiiiiitch."

Had to make Nate Dawg's lunch before I finished this.

Go to Taylor's Blog and link up.

Also, if you have an extra prayer in ya today and everyday (and I know you do), say a prayer for Taylor. She's going through chemo right now. She is staying so, so positive. She is an inspiration to me, even though I do not know her personally.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. I had to read in a wedding Saturday. I hate reading in weddings. Like, hate it. Like drank before leaving the hotel. Drank in the church. And I'm sure I was still blotchy red while reading. I read 1 Corinthians 13, which I know by heart. But it's over with.

2. I took the wedding gift to the wedding, and forgot to put it on the table. So now I have to mail it.

3. My husband will not take a normal picture.
4. It looks like I need to brush my hair.

5. That berry thing that I have on my chest had these crazy sharp leaves. Crazy, crazy sharp, I tell ya. I couldn't look down because they would poke my face. There was a broach pinned on there that was our gift. All of the broaches looked like snow flakes. Nate said, "So you wear that thing and you turn into a grandma?"

6. I'm picking my brother, Paul, up from the airport tomorrow. He lives has been in Mexico the last year and 1/2 attending grad school for Archaeology. I miss him. So happy he'll be in for Christmas! He's like Indiana Jones. Only I call him Oklahoma Paul. Has a nice ring to it.

7. I'm sad my oldest brother, Joe Clay, won't be here for Christmas. He is currently deployed with the Air Force. He's doctorin' the hell out of some folks over there. So proud. 

8. We were in Fort Worth for the wedding Saturday night. Sunday we met up with some friends of our from Texas that moved to Tennessee when we did. We haven't seen them in like 4 weeks. We gave each other our Christmas presents. I got a Shake Weight. And I love it.

9. We had REAL Mexican food Sunday. It's real because it was made by actual Mexicans. From Mexico. I miss real, good Mexican food. Texas has the best Mexican food. Next to Mexico of course.

Head over to Carissa's blog and play along. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010


We have a weiner!

courtesy of google images

courtesy of google images

Since there were very few entries, I'm thinkin y'all had a plan. You wanted to up your chances of winning, so you didn't tell ANYONE!

Y'all are smart.

The weiner of the CSN Giveaway is...

Brandi at idée fixe

Thanks for participating!

Hopefully I will get to do more giveaways!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 Tuesday...Games!

1. Cranium.

My family started playing this a few years ago. Nate Dawg and I got our own when we got married. We played so much we pretty much memorized every answer.

We got all of our friends playing it. It caused many arguments between couples. All in good fun, of course.

One time, Nate Dawg and I were on a team and my bff Brandi and her bf (now husband) Steve were on a team. Steve cheated and Brandi told on him. So Brandi and I got on a team, Nate Dawg and Steve got on a team. Nate Dawg had a person clue and he was supposed to sing a song to describe the person. The person was Bob Dylan. So Nate waits and waits and can't think of a Bob Dylan song and time was running out. So he starts singing, "Ooonnneee headliiight". Steve says, "Wallflowers! Jakob Dylan! Bob Dylan!"

I was pissed. I don't know how they did it. We talked about this 2 weeks ago and it happened at least 4 years ago.

2. Words With Friends

It's sad how obsessed Nate Dawg and I are with this. We force people to play with us. ha We got it last year at Thanksgiving because Nate's little brother told us about it. We ended up playing with Nate brother, as well as his 3 cousins, during Thanksgiving dinner. Whoops. We didn't even speak, we just played each other in WWF. WWF is what super cool people call it. haha

Head over to Taylor's blog and play along!

And don't forget about my giveaway!

Friday, December 10, 2010

My Very First Giveaway!

CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find anything you need whether it be a chic handbag,

 or even cute cookware!

In this GIVEAWAY you have the chance to win a $35 gift certificate to use as you wish at any of their 200 online stores!

Rules to enter:
**(1 entry): you must follow my blog (hit the follow button and leave me a comment saying you are a follower); and tell me what gift you would get if you win

**(1 entry): tweet about it (and while you're at it, follow me @mogyver)

**(3 extra entries) blog about this giveaway (just leave your link in a comment below :)

*This contest will be open until Midnight (Central Time Zone y'all) December 19.
 * This contest is open to US and Canada residents only

*The winner will be selected randomly (; the winner will be announced December check back to see if YOU won!


Fill in the Blank Friday

It's Friday.

And I am totally doing Fill in the Blank Friday. On Friday. Who's excited?

Simmer down now.

1.   I wish I had some energy today. This cold, dreary weather is making me very sleepy.

2.  Yesterday I shopped for a dress to wear to a wedding next week. I did not find a thing I liked under $200.

3.  Today I will  hang out with my mom for a bit, then go home and see Nate Dawg. We don't have any plans for this wknd. That is exciting.

4.  Tomorrow I will  finish my post about my very first giveaway!!!!! Tell your friends.

5. Maybe I will go to the gym. Maybe I won't.  

6. Someday we will have kids and I'll make us all wear matching pj's. But don't tell Nate Dawg. Not sure he'll go for it. 

7. I love living with my husband again. 2 months apart sucks. Bad.  

AND...just because I can...I'm participating in LAST week's Fill in the Blank Friday. I kinda sorta forgot to do it.

1.   Holiday spirit great.

2. The holidays are incomplete without watching A Christmas Story, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Christmas Vacation, It's a Wonderful Life, and Home Alone.

3. My favorite things to do around the holidays are listen to Christmas music. Stare at Christmas lights. Go to Christmas parties. Drink Christmasy drinks. Oh, and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Duh!

4. A holiday tradition my family and I have is we play dirty santa, play cards and have 24 hours of A Christmas Story going on in the background. At certain parts we all stop and quote the movie.  

5. Holiday music is delightful. I can listen to it anytime of the year. At my bff's wedding a few years ago, the very last song of the night was Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You. EVERYONE was out there dancing. And her wedding was April 26.

6. This year, I'll be spending the holidays Christmas Eve and Christmas morning will be at my parents house in Pawhuska. Then Christmas afternoon we'll head to my aunt and uncle's house. The day after Christmas will be spent with Nate Dawg's family. His mom is a nurse and has to work Christmas day.

7. Holiday wish list Toms, Clarisonic skin brush, these running shoes, and that's all I can think of right now.

Head over to the little things we do.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


I heart Giveaways!

Taylor at The Undomestic Momma is hosting a giveaway.

Head over to her blog and check it out!

Disclaimer: If you win, you must give me the prize. Sorry, it's like the law or something.


Megan at In this wonderful life has teamed up with Blogher and is hosting a giveaway.

Woo hoo!!!

Disclaimer: If you win, you must give me the prize. Sorry, it's like the law or something.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

So What Wednesday


SO What If...

-I participated in Top 2 Tuesday on Wednesday
-I backed into a tree last Friday. It came out of nowhere!
-I lied. The tree has been there for like 150 years. And I knew it was there. And I still hit it. And it cost me $100 to fix my tail light. 
-I don't want to pay the $500+ to fix my fender. The scratch is not THAT noticeable. 
-I'm super upset that I finally discovered Scentsy's leather smell and they discontinued it.
-I haven't bought 1 Christmas present yet.
-I'm reading in a wedding next week and I have nothing to wear. Literally. I did not pack 1 dress. All of our stuff is in storage. Must. Go. Shopping.
-I also have not picked up a wedding gift or a bachelorette gift for my friend that's getting married next wknd.
-I am beyond pale. Guess I'll have to do another spray tan before this wedding.
-I farted on Nate last night. Allegedly. I took Benadryl after having 3 nights of terrible sleep. I fell asleep on the couch, butt pointed in his directions. He was sort of laying on me and I alledgedly farted. Pretty much right in his face.
-I do not remember that, therefore it did not happen.
-I forgot to bring my dad's birthday card, as well as a few other birthday cards I bought with us to Oklahoma. They are stored away with the rest of our crap. I had to rebuy many birthday cards. And I sent them late.
-I hate sending birthday cards late.

What are you saying SO WHAT to this week? Head over to Mama Dew's blog and preach on!

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 Tuesday-Christmas Ornaments!

I started this Tuesday. I'm finishing it Wednesday. So sue me.

All of our Christmas stuff is in storage. Again, sue me.

1. One of my kindergarten students got me an ornament that looks like this

I was so exctited when I got it. We were living in Texas and the little girl and her family were from Chicago. But they always talked football with me. I went right home and put it on our tree.

2. My new favorite Christmas ornament is from my friend Elizabeth. We talked about the "First Christmas" ornaments folks get when they get married. Nate Dawg and I did not get one. So she had a cutie one made for us and gave it to me right before we moved. This isn't our "First Christmas" ornament, but has some very lifelike pics of Nate Dawg, Me and Norman.

I am aware of my awesome photography skills. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Kat at A Step into My Life is have a giveaway! Head over to her blog to check it out.

Disclaimer: If you win, you must give me the prize. Sorry, it's like the law or something.

Top 2 Tuesday

Now that I'm back into the swing of things, it's time to participate in Top 2 Tuesday once again.

PS Our house in TN closed today. We are done with selling! Now onto buying!

Top 2 Cleaning and Organization tips or tricks!

1. Baskets. Instead of having anything loose in a drawer or cabinet, put it in a basket. Even if you are totally not organized, at least your place won't be a mess.

JJ Cole® Striped Storage BoxWillow Shelf Basket with Canvas Liner - Dark Brown
images from bed, bath and beyond.

2. Clean up right after you make the mess. I know it's easier said than done. But, if you clean up right after you've made dinner, then you don't have to worry about waking up to a messy kitchen.

2 1/2. Clean your house before you go on a trip. I think it's very stressful to come home to a messy or dirty house. It is a pain to make sure it's all picked up and cleaned before you leave on a big trip, but it's so worth it when you get home. 

Head over to Taylor's blog and link up! You can get some great tips.  

Monday, November 29, 2010

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

It's Monday. And I'm actually excited.


-My dad turned 60 Friday. He needs grandbabies, STAT!
-Nate Dawg drove me 12 hours through 6 states Thursday night into Friday morning. We had Thanksgiving with my brother Joe Clay and dad's oldest sister, who is 75. She told me when she went to OU, Bud Wilkinson was coaching. That. is. awesome.
-Saturday, Nate Dawg drove me to OKC to hang out with my bff and her baby. And her husband. We watched the game at Brandi and Steve's. Her baby Cailyn is practically an adult. I feel bad that I've missed the first few months of her life. Now that we officially live in this state again, we won't go too long without seeing each other.
-We've gone to look at some houses. My head hurts. Lots of houses. I'll let you know when we choose one.
-I'm taking Norman with me to Pawhuska tomorrow. He'll stay with my parents for a while. This dog was not meant for a small apartment. He needs to run free. And by free I mean a fenced yard. My mom needs a walkin partner, and Normie loves walks. It will be perfect.
-I can't wait until we have kids and I drop them off at my parents house for a while. Right, Mom? You can walk our kids for us.

Go to Carissa's blog and link up-or I'll punch you in your face! 
If that's not peer pressure, I don't know what is.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Damn, it feels good to be a Sooner

Normally, I wouldn't go braggin about a game like this. Half my family went to Oklahoma State, the other half went to THE University of Oklahoma. Heck, my grandparents and great-aunts and great-uncles went to OSU when it was Oklahoma A&M. That was like forever ago....before it was Oklahoma State.

Then there's the fact that I, along with Nate Dawg and my 2 older brothers and brother-in-law, and bestest friends graduated from OU. And Nate Dawg and I were married in Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Yessir. My parents paid waaaay too much money for us not to be loyal. :)

BUT-the Cowboys were favored to win. And it was a home game. And we tend to suck it up 4th quarter.

We won. So happy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fill in the Blank Friday

We drove 12 hours yesterday from Woodstock, GA to Tulsa. Got in at 2 this morning. We went through Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma. I did not drive. Nate Dawg drove. We went through some crazy, crazy rain for about half of the trip. We left 75 degree weather in GA and made it in time for Tulsa to be 23 degrees.

Nate Dawg is currently playing Call of Duty: Black Ops. Norman is resting peacefully on a chair, and I am so dedicated that I'm blogging. Ok, I'm so bored that I'm blogging. You. Are. Welcome.

1. Black Friday is overrated. I guess it's because we don't have kids, but nothing I'm getting anyone is SO much cheaper on Black Friday that I have to get up super early and fight the crowds. 2 years ago in Keller, TX, my MIL, BIL and I went. Keller is not very big, so there weren't super crazy crowds. It was so hot in the stores that I started to get nauseous. I left my list at home. I got in the store and couldn't remember a darn thing I was going to get. I ended up with a pair of running pants and a chair massager thing from my MIL, and a pre-lit Christmas tree for like $30. That was the best deal of them all.

Just got off the phone with my MIL. She is Black Friday shopping with HER 81 year old mother. The check out lines are wrapped all around the store. Then she said, "Oh...some lady just rear ended me with her cart." It's dangerous out there folks.

2. Christmas shopping this year will include online shopping. And lots of it. That's how I do things.

3. Holiday shopping makes me eh, I guess it makes me happy to get the things that people want. I used to start in October. Even starting that early, you would find me freaking out on Christmas Eve because I hadn't gotten someone's present. Maybe it will be easier living in Tulsa bc we are right down the road from the mall. We've never lived in a city with a mall. I'm small town y'all.

4. This year my Christmas list will include I want these new running shoes that I saw on Oprah. Clarisonic Mia. And a new purse. Possibly this Tory Burch bag.

5. Bargain hunter, or full price shopper? bargain. duh.

6. The best and worst things about shopping is worst: other people. best: other people. Sometimes it is great to people watch. Other times, you want to punch some peeps in the faaaace.


7. Online shopper or in-person shopper? Online yo.

Head over to the little things we do and link up, everyone is doing it!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

-Today is my last day of work. Sad. Excited. Anxious.
-Last week one of my assistant principals asked me if I was going to cry on my last day. I said that I wasn't sure. Then he said, "You better cry!" Then my principal said, "If you don't cry, I'm gonna make you cry." I love those people.
-The packers come tomorrow to start. Nate Dawg flies in tomorrow night. Wednesday the packers come back and finish. Then they move the stuff onto the truck. Then we leave. Where we're going, I don't know. We may head to Atlanta, we may head straight to OK.
-2 of my coworkers took me to Opryland. It was all sortsa destroyed during the May flood

-Now it looks like this
-I disposed of the dead bird.
-I want to get new stockings for Nate Dawg and myself.
-Is it weird that I want to to ahead and get them monogrammed as "Mom" and "Dad", instead of Morgan and Nate? I'm not preg, but eventually we will have kids. So I might as well go ahead and get the Mom and Dad stockings. right?
-Don't answer.
-Bedlam is this Saturday at OSU. I don't hate OSU. I cheer for them as long as they're not playing OU. I'm pro-Oklahoma at all times. BUT-I hope we beat them this year. Since it's on their turf, there's a good chance we will play poorly. Because that's just what we do.
-I want these shoes that Oprah gave away on her Favorite Things show.
-I plan on making many-a-lists on the long car ride while Nate Dawg is driving. Lists will include but are not limited to:
Christmas lists for friends and family aka what we will get them
Nate Dawg's Christmas List
My Christmas List
Houses we want to see in Tulsa

Head over to Carissa's blog and link up! Everybody's doing it!

all images courtesy of google images.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dead Bird

It's supposed to be 75 degrees in Thompsons Station today. WHAT!?! I love 75 degrees. It just may be my favorite temperature.

So I started opening windows and what not. I opened the front door and found this:

Yes, those are my legs and feet in the reflection. Those socks are hot, right?
Yup, that's a dead bird. Our backyard is Bird Highway, and our front yard is pretty much the access road to Bird Highway. I imagine that poor birdie flew smack into our front door.

Norman is a bird dog. He can actually catch them out of the air. Impressive. But he likes to eat them. I never taught him how to hunt bc I didn't want my Papa and Uncles to take advantage of my bird dog and make him go hunting.  Norman is a lover, not a fighter.

Norman kind of has his own version of Angry Birds going.

So he's all upset with me that I won't let him go out and get the bird.

Have you ever had a dog give you a dirty look and stomp his paws?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fill in the Blank Friday

I don't mean to brag or anything...
but it's Friday. And I'm actually fillin this sucker out on Friday.
Morgan CAN follow directions!

1.   My Thanksgiving plans this year will include I honestly have no idea. We're not sure if we'll be back in OK yet. Or if we'll go to Atlanta and see my brother before he leaves for Iraq. I just know the movers are gettin our stuff out of the house on Wednesday and then we're goin somewhere. Hell, we may end up spending Thanksgiving at Cracker Barrel in Tulsa. We have no idea.

2.  My favorite Thanksgiving was 2007. It was the first Thanksgiving Nate and I hosted at our house in TX. Lots of family came. We had like 20 people in our house. We were in charge of the turkeys. And it was great.

3.  My signature Thanksgiving dish is umm...pumpkin custard pies. It's ONLY my signature dish bc Nate made it my signature dish. I don't know if your husbands have these "traditions" or so they call them, where some woman in their life (mom, gma, aunt, neighbor) makes this certain thing every year, and then you are forced to make it. This is the most difficult pie in the world, but it is delicious. I don't put all of the pumpkin custard in there bc I generally eat about 1/4 of it while making. And I don't feel bad about it for a second. BUT, I am only required to make it once a year. Yay me?

4.  My favorite Thanksgiving food is ooohhh...sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.

5.  Thanksgiving free association!  I still don't understand this.

6.  Thanksgiving is good times. Not as big a deal to me as Christmas. My hometown doesn't have a movie theatre, so I never got to go to the big city and watch a movie on Thanksgiving like other kids. Since we've lived in medium and big cities, we tend to watch a movie in the theatre sometime on Thanksgiving. The sad thing is, it's one of like 3 times out of the year we actually go to the theatre. I get antsy in those seats.  

7.  I am thankful for  at this moment....the fact that we sold our house. Nate just text me and we are officially fall through protected. For those of y'all who haven't moved with a large company, "fall through protected" means the dude can back out before officially signing the papers to buy the house and the relocation company will buy the house from us for that price. So, we're in the clear. 2 months on the market we sold our house. Lord've mercy, we are so very thankful. Oh, and of course I'm thankful for my friends, family, and coworkers. Duh! I am truly so, so blessed to have each of you in my life.

For those of you who are thinking you want to move somewhere just to get away, please come to Thompsons Station, TN. Or Spring Hill. Or Nashville (Nashvul) proper. Best place to live, right behind Oklahoma. Tennessee is a melting pot of people and cultures. I love it. I just love it.

Doesn't that look so inviting?

Come on, join in. Everyone's doing it! Head over to the little things we do and check it out.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So What Wednesday



-I got super excited watching Pioneer Woman on Throw Down with Bobby Flay tonight? I almost screamed when he said, "Pawhuska, Oklahoma."

Pioneer Woman

-Ben Affleck was filming a movie in my tiny hometown. I stalked him one day. I almost peed my pants when I saw him.
-I think Ryan Reynolds is the #2 Sexiest Man Alive. Right behind my Nate Dawg :)
 photo | Ryan Reynolds
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-I also think JFK Jr. was suuuuuper hot.

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-I made sausage tonight and bought a bunch of stuff for queso tomorrow for my class. They'll be in charge of stirring the crock pot. I'm calling it "life skills".
-I'm still obsessed with Words With Friends.
-I got a coworker to start playing. She got her husband to start playing. Now they are obsessed.
-I got my hair done by a new girl today. And I love her. And I love my hair. I wish I would've found this girl earlier!
-I'm a tiiiny bit obsessed with a girl from college. She was always my girl crush and I thought everything she did was the coolest thing ever. My friends and I still stalk her via fb.
-Norman just farted. And I'm laughing.
-Apparently I'm obsessed with a lot of things.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday!


On this day in 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state. (all that is from memory. booya!)

OOOOk-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain,
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet, When the wind comes right behind the rain.
OOOOk-lahoma, Ev'ry night my honey lamb and I, Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk makin' lazy circles in the sky.

We know we belong to the land (yo-ho)
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-ee-ay!
We're only sayin'
You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.!

Here are some of my favorite folks from Oklahoma:

And that's just a few of them!

My theme for the day:

Oh, what a beautiful morning',
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I got a beautiful feelin'
Ev'rything's goin' my way.

as well as:

If I ever get back to Oklahoma,
Gonna nail my feet to the ground.
Too many stones are in my path
I been trippin' and fallin' down
Those Oklahoma City girls are fine
And Tulsa's quite a town
If I ever get back to Oklahoma
Gonna nail my feet to the ground

I can't wait to be back in Oklahoma!