Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy Birthday Daddy

First & foremost happy birthday to my daddy!

Secondly, a week ago Katie from The Macarthurs Lately gave birth to the beautiful Charlotte Reese.  Charlotte has been having some health issues & prayers for her as well as for Katie & Ethan would be greatly appreciated.  If you don't already follow Katie's blog or Instagram you can click any of the links for updates & to send her well wishes.

Friday afternoon my mama & I went to lunch with my dad's mom & sister so that I could see them one last time before I head back to TX.  (A week from today holy shit!)  After lunch we ran a couple of errands & then headed home.  I got it in my mind that I wanted to throw out all of my DVD cases since all of my movies are in one big disc holder.  After that was done I got into a "what other shit can I throw away?!" mood.  I came across some pretty nifty stuff: Game Boy, cassette tapes, old lover letters.  Of course that made my room a bigger mess than it already was but I threw a bunch of shit away.  My task for today is finish cleaning it all up.  After many years I was also finally given permission to take any of my parents' records that I wanted as well as their record player.  My dad got home from working out of state that evening & my brother, who moved into his own place last weekend, came over & we grilled steaks for my dad's birthday.

My aunt & uncle who live in Florida are up visiting so my mom's side of the family all got together at my grandma's house for lunch.  With the exception of Kickass Cousin, I haven't seen anyone else on that side all summer which is a first.  It was good to see everyone.  I got to meet Kickass Cousin's brother's kid for the first time.  He was born back in February & I hadn't been home since December.  I pretty much hung out with Kickass Cousin & her kids most of the time.  Those little kids are my world & Mini Me (the girl) broke my heart when it was time to leave because she got all sad.  It had been such a long day that I managed to stay up for another hour once we got home before heading to bed to pass out for the night.

Sunday was a pretty relaxing day as Sundays should be.  The day started out with coffee & Bruce Springsteen on vinyl.  I went to do more work on my room & had planned on having everything packed for Wefest as well as most of my stuff packed up for when I have to head back down to Texas.  That didn't happen.  I have my clothes packed for Wefest but that's it.  My dad & I also shot a few rounds with his pistol so I could try it out.  Last year I took the class to get my CHL in Texas but have yet to actually get the license or a gun so he wanted to see if I'd like one like the one he has.  For supper my brother stopped out again & we made homemade pizzas before my dad had to head back to work.  I may or may not have had a little bit of a breakdown after both my dad & brother left because I won't be seeing my daddy again until November or December & the same is possible with my brother unless he happens to stop out today sometime.

Today I need to get my ass in gear.  I knew this would happen.  I am a world class procrastinator.  I am leaving my house around 8 am tomorrow so that I can meet up my friends & we can head off to WeFest.  I will be there until sometime next Sunday & I will have less than 24 hours at home until I am on the road again until Texas.  So that means I basically have today & today only to get everything packed up & cleaned up.  This obviously means I'm going to spend most of my morning reading blogs just so I can procrastinate even more...


  1. Hope your Dad has a wonderful Birthday!!

  2. Happy birthday to your dad!! I hope you get everything you need done today! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  3. All, happy birthday to your daddy! Funny thing is I have a picture like that type and similar of me and my daddy at the shooting range, love it! Just have fun chilling, reading blogs and don't worry about the procrastination, you'll get er all done and you're going to have so much fun!

    1. Haha thank you! I know I'll eventually get it done. Now it's off to bake cookies, which is on the list so maybe that'll jump start my motivation!

  4. I'm a world class procrastinator too girl the struggle is definitely real! And happy birthday to your dad!!! :-D

  5. I just checked on miss Charlotte's story and will definitely be keeping them in my prayers! I'm glad you got to spend some quality time with your dad- it's hard when you don't get to see family all the time! Good luck getting all your stuff done!!

  6. Sounds like a fun filled weekend! The homemade pizzas sound like the perfect way to cap the weekend off!

  7. I want to go shooting!!! I'm sure that you'll manage to get everything packed right in time. Have fun on all the adventures!! :)