Saturday, October 30, 2010


Still no pictures.

I officially broke up with my cell phone provider. (My old carrier had a 'dash' in the name if you were wondering.) They have dropped one to many calls and pushed one to many buttons--pun intended! In fact, Friday I was talking to CC about exciting things and we dropped our call three times. Same day, I was talking to my friend about something important and dropped her call twice. The icing on the cake was today, I was texting my friend and completely lost service. NO MORE!

Loves and hugs--Can you hear me now?

Monday, October 25, 2010


Today, I finally harvested my crop. I cannot believe the abundance this year.

10 Zucchinis, 2 Large Green Peppers, Tons of Chili Peppers, 3 Anaheim Peppers, 1 Watermelon, Lots of Peas!, and Numerous Tomatoes!

Loves and hugs! Gardening rocks!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


It's fall. Fall is welcomed--but--it's sad because it means winter is next.

Today, we spent the morning in our toasty warm bed until noon. It was far to cold to be out in our house--we are holding out as long as we can before we turn on our heater.

After our annoying grocery shopping trip we made Chili for the Chilly day. Annoying, because I HATE grocery shopping and for some reason today, I had to go to the 'Big Box' store and every weirdo was out in full-force. What happened to the general population using Sunday as a day of rest? Instead, they infringed on our time and routine. Like I said--ANNOYED.

Now, we are home cuddled up in our freshly rearranged family room watching Bridget Jone's Diary, updating my blog, and ready to take a nap.

Loves and hugs! That's all for now.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It is well...

25. "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26. Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27. Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life."

Matthew 6: 25-27 NIV

Loves and Hugs!

Thursday, October 14, 2010



Loves and hugs.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Yesterday, I spent the entire day in bed.  In fact, I did not even open the curtains. 
Loves and hugs! Don’t be a hater.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


At this point—I am completely speechless.

(CC's amazing photog skills.)

Loves and Hugs--Maybe tomorrow I will have something to say.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A quick thought...

(Tootsies at the Beer Fest 2010--DD)
You know the old saying "another nail in the coffin?" Well, tonight I was updating CC on a story about my last week's post.  I said, "is it bad if you are the one adding the nails?" Then I thought, well at least I am part of the creation and not just buying a cheap pine box!

Loves and Hugs-Driving 4 hours a day has created an opportunity for me to be I warned out world! Erin

Monday, October 4, 2010

That time of year

Yep, that's right, time for slipper boots!  CC does not LOVE my slipper boots like I do!  I LOVE lots of things, what do you love?

Loves and Hugs--As excited as I am about slipper boots, I am not looking forward to winter.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Operation Re-Decorate

A few weeks ago, I decided…we should switch the furniture from downstairs to upstairs.

My Reasoning
1. We will have more privacy
2. Chica will not be able to bark at the people walking outside
3. We will utilize more of our furniture
  a. Chime Clock
  b. Sewing Machine
  c. Tiered Table
  d. Red Rocker
  e. Ikea Couch
   f. 1970s Table
  g. Big Butt Chair
  h. More to come…
4. The likely hood of me answering the door is minimized
5. And…I can scrub my walls, dust all the furniture…it will be perfect…half a day at most

What I did not realize
1. Our basement is so small that it is difficult to move large times up and down stairs
2. I cannot help in any way shape or form to move large furniture
3. Two stressed out people should error on the side of caution before embarking on this daunting task
4. We would get too wrapped up in a project to stop and take a lunch break
5. Now I need to go shopping

CC called for help, Shane on the Corner. The challenge of moving a sectional and an oversized couch was an armful.  They had to take the legs off the couch, take the railing off the stairs, and remove a door. These macho men are amazing and I apperciate all of their help!

Now the rest of the work is mostly mine, adding decorations, washing curtains, painting a couple of walls, and move a few smaller items. Even with the project ¾ of the way finished I love the new look. It was a fresh/needed change!

Loves and Hugs! CC gets an A+ for pleasing me on my whims.


Friday, October 1, 2010

What do you get when...

Hmmm...What do you get when you  have a bad week, professionally I mean?  Well, devoted readers...what you get is a LAZY Erin.  She doesn't keep up-to-date on her bloggity-blog,  she  may or may not have went to bed at 7 PM one night this week, and maybe-just maybe she carried around her anti-anxiety medicine in her purse like it was her baby blanket.  Fortunately, it was not used...just there for security. I do not want my readers thinking I am a 'case' even though--sometimes it is true.

Even with a HORRIBLE week, we were still able to have a few things happen.
1-My adorable CC (like I own him...) is officially finished with SCHOOL.
2-He got an AWESOME Graduation present.
3-Took cupcakes to his work to celebrate.
4-I am absolutely in LOVE with my MFT Program.
5-CC went out for wings with one of his guy friends.
6-My Melissa is in town...fingers crossed she will have time for me.  If not, I will forgive her because she is rockin' her photog skills at a wedding.
7-CC went to his guy friends and did some guy thing in a shop or something.
8-I was able to stand up for myself--once--and it kind of felt good! (Could happen out world!)
9-Went to WY for my cousin's wedding.
10-Spent the day with my sister and Bugs!
11-Lectured CC about Green Tip 6 on the drive to Evanston.
12-I spent several days this week shedding a few tears on something that I shouldn't have!
13-Spoiled Chica!
14-Made the decision to re-arrange the furniture in my entire house. (Project starts tomorrow, wish me luck.)
15-Got my hair did.
16-Started to make some major decisions that should have been made a couple of years ago.
17-Prayed a ton for my SWEET friends that had medical procedures this week.
18-Visited with my mom and some girlfiends!
19-Had a good laugh with my friend in OR about my OCD tendencies and how I scrub my walls every year.  (Doesn't everyone do that?)

Tip 6: Drive with cruise control on the highway. BECAUSE: keeping a steady pace burns gas at a constant rate, which lets you drive as much as 10% farther on a single tank!

Loves and Hugs-Please pray for a better week next week.  I do not think my soul can take another week of this!