I’ve been debating on whether or not to even address this, but to be true to myself I feel that I have to. It was bound to happen eventually, but I was still shocked yesterday when I started getting private … Continue reading
We both fell asleep before eleven. We were both wide awake at three. Just laying in bed, holding hands and thinking about Bryce. So scared that he isn’t going to figure his life out. So worried about where he’s going … Continue reading
Common sense would tell you that it’s probably not a good idea to run your air conditioner with your windows open. Common sense doesn’t live at my house. Last night as I walked to my bedroom from the bathroom, I … Continue reading
Here’s a sentence I never thought I would say and the really weird thing about it is that it’s true … totally and completely true: The police chief, who arrested me six and a half years ago, is trying to … Continue reading
It’s official … I have run out of interesting things to talk about (actually I haven’t, I just can’t talk about them yet) so here’s pictures of my nails instead I work as an accountant (future best selling author, lobbyist, lottery … Continue reading
All of my kids have known since they were around twelve years old that they could live with us while they attended college or trade school as long as they were also working at least part-time and contributing to the … Continue reading
Ever since the kids were little, one of Derek’s favorite phrases has been “we can’t have nothin nice” …. and the kids always laugh when he says it, mostly because they know it’s true. Whenever the girls start off a … Continue reading
Yesterday I took the day off and hid from the world. IT WAS AWESOME !!
We live in Oklahoma. It gets hot in Oklahoma. We fight it every year by trying not to turn on the air conditioners (one upstairs and one downstairs) unless we absolutely have to. The temp last night was supposed to drop … Continue reading
There are so many areas of my life that I just need to do better in … so on the days when I don’t – talk to people I shouldn’t be talking to – eat too much – drink too … Continue reading
Every year that we have a high school Senior, we will be taking new family pictures. We took them in 2011, the year that Rachel graduated and we will be taking them again for the next four years. I’ve been … Continue reading
One of the things I will really miss if we ever sell this house …
I received an e-mail this morning from the school principal. Then while sitting in an economic development conference, I receive a text from the lady with the puppies. We had planned on paying her the $50 that we still owed … Continue reading
I finally got around to adding all of the books on my bookshelf to my Goodreads profile. Just another reason to stay home on the weekends …. http://www.goodreads.com/slappyintheface
With four teenagers in the house, it’s hard to have a quiet conversation. It seems that when we want time to ourselves, the kids refuse to go anywhere, but when we plan activities for the whole family they magically have … Continue reading
Saturday we had forced family fun time in the form of a trip to the mountains. Oh no … fresh air …. THE HORROR !!! We all had a good time and it was a good thing to get away … Continue reading
Remember when I caught Bryce dipping (chewing tobacco, snuff, etc.) and told him that I didn’t want that crap in my house. I’m pretty sure I told you. If not, just nod your head and pretend that I did. So … Continue reading
For years and years and years the flower bed at the end of the driveway has only been filled with good intentions, but this year since we decided against getting puppies … we had flower money. Notice how I just … Continue reading
Just a few pics from our trip to the mountains last Saturday …. funny how a kid will complain about eating sandwiches at home, but they seem to love them at the mountains … maybe the grit and bugs stuck … Continue reading
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To those of you who have supported me and made the call on my behalf last Friday …. THANK YOU !!! To those of you who are still processing all of it and aren’t quite sure what to think …. … Continue reading
We ran out of time before I got all of the shots I wanted …. but we still had a very good day (even though Rachel missed an exit following us home and four of my children were lost in … Continue reading
Riley went back to the doctor, who said that his arm is healing “great.” His definition of great must be different than mine.
I’ve always micromanaged my children. It comes with having a small herd of them. My days have consisted of: – pick that up – put that down – did you brush your teeth? (yes, I still ask them this question … Continue reading
Everybody’s worried about Edie Middlestein … except for Edie Middlestein. Edie’s always been a “good eater”, even as a child she turned to food for comfort. Now that she’s a retirement age adult, her comfort go-to is now killing her. … Continue reading
How do I get myself into these things? Actually I tend to sign up for challenges and then back out about half way through … remember that whole write a novel in a month thing … pffft … that was … Continue reading
The tears are right behind my eyes. I can feel them. I just need to find some way to let them out. This past week Derek and I have walked around like zombies, not feeling much of anything except stunned. … Continue reading
I’m trying to get back into the swing of Random Reading. I promise you that I’ve read lots of interesting stuff, but my mind’s so fuzzy right now, I can’t remember some of it. So here’s a list of the … Continue reading
April is going to be a rough month …. In about a week, I come off of probation, which should be a good thing, but it’s going to force me to have difficult conversations with some people. Conversations that need … Continue reading
For a little over a year, oldest girl child has lived in an apartment complex where her rent was based on her income. She was not happy there, but couldn’t afford to move into a rent house, so she was … Continue reading
Prom is coming up …. I promise that he doesn’t always have that goofy look on his face … and who’s that creepy dude in the mirror taking pictures … oh wait … I know that bald head
The DVD sat on our kitchen counter for two weeks, we were just so busy that we had no time to sit down as a family together and watch it … until last night and I’m so glad that we … Continue reading
This morning I’m meeting with Senators and Representatives at the State Capitol around 10:30. Wish me luck!
I hate beer. I’ve always hated beer, which now that I think about it is probably the reason that I was ALWAYS the designated driver in high school. Derek and I decided that we were going to find a beer … Continue reading
For nine years I have held on to a relationship that was completely one-sided. I wanted this person to care for me and about me, but no matter what I did or said, they really didn’t. I sent out a … Continue reading
Rachel, oldest girl child, is completely moved into her new apartment and seems to like it there …. except for one thing. Her landlord is a little bit “out there” …. in fact she’s so far out there that I … Continue reading
Well we’ve already established that my family is a little bit on the weird side and things that are “right up our alley” might not be for everyone … of course our alley is probably between a liquor store and … Continue reading
A few months ago I bought some bath salts at Whole Foods. As you know, I would live in my fantabulous pink bathtub if I could and nothing makes me quite as giddy as smelly good bath salts … with … Continue reading
I love love love that I have children who don’t mind visiting family … now we just have to get these old dudes (Derek’s dad and uncle) to teach us how to play dominoes.
In a few days, I will officially come off of probation … maybe I should celebrate by running down the street dressed as a clown or with a new tattoo …. or maybe just a nap. Oh how far I’ve … Continue reading
I don’t know what it is about garden gnomes that Derek and I love so much … maybe it’s the idea of them coming to life in the middle of the night and we’re secretly hoping that they will do … Continue reading
I was having trouble coming up with an “H” word for today’s post until I described yesterday as “one hell of a day” to somebody. Ta-da …. a post title !! One of these days I’m going to learn to … Continue reading
Imagine a room on a tropical island .. the breeze blowing the curtains, a view of the ocean from a private balcony, a bowl of potpourri on the coffee table with the aroma of mango and coconut. Now imagine pouring … Continue reading
Another thing they don’t tell you when you start probation is that you can’t get life insurance while you are on it. It seems like a really strange thing to be excited about … but I’m kind of strange, so … Continue reading
The previews of our family photo shoot came up today … these are taken with my phone from the computer screen, but you get the idea of how beautiful we are.
A post I originally wrote in 2010 has been my mantra for the past month and will continue to be in the months ahead. I promise to update you on the big adventure I’m going on … as soon as … Continue reading
I received the actual pictures yesterday …. so pretend you care how great they turned out … and be prepared for me to post more in the days ahead, because I am THAT thrilled with them.
Any man who will stay with a woman through THIS is a man worth hanging on to … and I am.
There are six people in our house, but for some reason I seem to be the only one who knows how to change the toilet paper roll. So from now on … I’m teaching lessons … EVERY SINGLE TIME !!
Sometimes the best things come from the Sunday Comics … I really need to remember this quote.
They say that money doesn’t buy happiness. Who the heck is “they” anyway? Probably people with money. I agree to some degree (hey … that rhymed!), but don’t really think that a new car or a new house would solve … Continue reading
The necklaces worn by myself and my daughters in our family pictures were bought from my wonderful stranger/friend Brenda Star who sells Origami Owl products. We love them !! Click on the Origami Owl box below to browse and order … Continue reading
One of my favorite songs EVER …
In my Quest to Destress and also in an effort to be nicer while also making my life easier (it’s a delicate balance), I have decided to be more mindful of accepting help when it’s offered. If I walk into a … Continue reading
I pinned some funny stuff … notice that I didn’t bother making more than one board, mostly because I am lazy like that AND everything I pin can fit in this one category http://pinterest.com/slappyintheface/bat-sh-t-craziness/
If we ever get to be non-poor (baaaaaaaahahahahah … oh that’s funny) … I want this purse Etsy listing … just in case my readers have too much money this month and somebody wants to buy it for me http://www.etsy.com/listing/87696696/black-and-gray-hobo-bag-slouch-purse
Today I’m taking the first step in my new life and these quotes are keeping my hopes alive – Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant …. Robert Louis … Continue reading
Sometimes the things that are best for us are not the most fun things to do. For example; I don’t like to exercise. Sometimes I will force myself to do it and I’m usually glad that I did it afterwards, … Continue reading
For those of you who pray … please pray for me. I’m struggling. Struggling not to cry every second of every minute of every single day. Struggling to get out of bed and force myself to go to a job … Continue reading
Saturday was not a fun day. Emily had dance pictures at 9:15 a.m. in a town about 45 miles away and of course, they ran far behind and we ended up being there until 12:30. In the meantime, Riley had … Continue reading
Does anyone else think I look like a vampire in this picture?
I have heard about so many stories of doctors telling patients that they need to taper off of antidepressants and then give them tapering instructions that doom them to fail. Taking a half dose for a week and then stopping … Continue reading
Young couples think it’s hard to find “alone time” when the kids are little … it’s worse when the kids are teenagers. When we want them home for family dinner, they have a million other places they want to be, … Continue reading
I know it’s only been six months since we went, but I miss it already … and it’s going to be at least another two years before we can go back. sad face … sad face … sad face
Last Friday I re-registered to vote. It’s one of those “don’t know what you got until it’s gone things”. I will NEVER take voting for granted EVER again.
I love my expression in this picture … it seems to be saying “who farted?”
Last Friday as Derek and I were walking around downtown OKC waiting on one of my appointment times to come around, a street crossing sign spoke to me. I mean it. It really did. The signs tell you how many … Continue reading
I really don’t have anything else to post about that starts with an X …. so here’s another picture of Riley’s arm X-ray (the original one right after he broke the bone) … just for the fun of it.
I understand the idea of it … but oh how I wish that my children had never seen it. YOLO has become the standard answer to just about anything in my house and I’m really getting tired of it and … Continue reading
Our take-out food splurge for the week was Pizza Hut last night … I get Veggie Lovers and I’m the only one who likes it so I know that nobody else will steal my leftover slices, however Derek gets Meat … Continue reading
I did it !!! I made it all the way through the Blogging A to Z Challenge … now where’s my gold star … DAMMIT !!!
We get up 30 minutes early so we can curl our daughter’s fake hair for her dance recital …. because only Mommas know how to curl fake hair (at least that’s what the daughter thinks)
I saw this last night on The Soup … cracks me up every single time.
The kids keep stealing Derek’s phone charger … so he came up with a solution … and if they still take it then we know to look for the kid who has the “OMG … my parents have sex” disgusted … Continue reading
Derek and I have come to peace with the fact that Bryce is not joining the Marines …. maybe it’s the fact that he will be moving out the day of or the day after graduation that helps. With the … Continue reading
I’m back to actively trying to make my life as simple as possible … so today I unsubscribed from junk e-mails … Blue Buffalo pet food … subscribed when I thought we were getting puppies, but alas, we are not … Continue reading
Sometimes I do things that I really shouldn’t do … like wander around the liquor store picking up things that look like they are meant for college kids, because they are. I swear that I don’t drink every day, even … Continue reading
Feeling a little like this lately … but know that it’s only temporary
look at what I can do … http://slappyintheface.com/headers/
We have heard from the younger childrens that after oldest boy child moves in with oldest girl child, they are going to try to buy a truck together. Yes …. the 20 year old with only her car loan (that … Continue reading
A few years ago I posted about how I had always wanted a hallway like my Memaw’s … http://slappyintheface.com/2011/06/memaws-hallway/ Now it’s been updated with our new pics We don’t change the pic of the kids who have already graduated …. … Continue reading
Over the past few days I’ve become aware of a situation where a mother continues to do things for her grown son … her VERY grown son …. her 35 year old grown son and it’s everything I have not … Continue reading
My reading brain has gone fuzzy with all of the worrying I’ve been doing lately … and the drama at our house … but I have read a few interesting things in the past few weeks Glamour Magazine’s interview with … Continue reading
I’ve decided that this year is going to be the year that I have the hard conversations that I need to have. I hurt and was hurt by so many people during my Paxil years and it’s time to put … Continue reading
I asked/made Derek watch another Oprah Life Class with me last night and I’m so glad that we watched it together. We’re both working on becoming better people, forgiving things, trying to stay positive and working hard on our attitudes. … Continue reading
Look what Rachel got …. about a month ago … and just told us about last night, because she thought we would be mad (we just chuckled when she told us …. after all, we don’t have to feed it … Continue reading