call it a whim

Monday, July 09, 2007

My top ten...right now

Just thought I'd share what's constantly playing in my head lately. In no particular order...
10. Boogie Shoes-KC and the Sunshine Band... An oldie but a goodie! Makes me wanna dance every time I hear it.
9. Everybody wants to be a Cat-The Aristocats Movie...Yeah, you can make fun, but I have an almost 2 year old who thinks this song rocks.
8. Party Like a Rockstar-Shop Boyz...even though I have not partied like a rockstar in a loooooong time. Ok, I don't know that I have ever partied like a rock star, but I did have my wild college days.
7. The Sweet Escape-Gwen Stefani and Akon...This song is cool enough to me, but it gets even cooler when I hear Grady going "woo- hoo, yee- hoo" from the backseat of the car.
6. Before He Cheats- Carrie Underwood...I told Chris to expect this and more if he ever considers cheating. If he even thinks trashing a car is the worst I am capable of he would have another think coming!
5. I'll Stand By You- Carrie Underwood again!...I have had a love obsession with this Pretenders song since college, and I happen to think Carrie did a dern good job of covering it.
4. Hey There Delilah- Plain White T's...Something about this one just gets me, even though every time I hear the name Delilah it plays out like the theme jingle for the easy listening radio personality. Although, it seems "De-LIE-Lah" has always been a late night driving staple for me, ever since I was old enough to drive. So it's not as annoying to me as some.
3. Show Determination-Thomas and Friends singalong...Again, feel free to make fun, but the words are "Don't give up, show determination" and Grady sings it "don-ee-wa. Choco-mecine." Totally cute.
2. Sweet Emotion- Aerosmith...Chris had this as his ringtone for a bit, and it's just a gosh darn good song. Makes me want to go to MGM and ride the Aerosmith rollercoaster.
1. Rehab- Amy about a catchy little song! I may have to go to rehab for it..."no, no, no..."

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A man and his truck

Grady had us cracking up last night. He found this Hess truck that his great Aunt had sent for Christmas but he's never played with. He immediately fell in love...literally. He even says "love you" at the very end of the video, but you have to listen very close to hear it!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Fergie freaks me out. My friend's husband calls her fugly. I call her fergly. Why does she think I can't spell, by the way? Still, her songs run through my head all the day long. D-to the E-to the LICIOUS....

Friday, March 02, 2007

More Random thoughts

You all know you love 'em.
* What ever happened to the prize in the cereal box? I am sorely dissappointed that Grady will never know the joy of cracking open a brand new box of Frosted Flakes and sticking his arm in up to his elbow to fish for a plastic ring or toy.
*Why is it that whenever I walk into anywhere, I notice all the moms who have perfectly flat tummies and full on makeup and feel bad about myself? I am a good mom. So what if I look like crap? Still, it bothers me.
* I am saying this in the nicest possible way, but is there some kind of warehouse that only homeless people know about which manufactures free sharpe pens and cardboard? I am not trying to be disrespectful. I really just want to know where they get the markers.
*Every fish I have ever owned has died within three days. Well, I bought a fish to use as a photography prop over a month ago and gosh darn if the thing isn't still alive and kicking! What am I supposed to do with it for a whole week when we're on vacation? I am pretty sure the kennel doesn't take fish.
* My house has taken the brunt of my busy life lately. Don't be surprised if I require 24 hours advance notice before you come over.
* I have a friend who just spent $95 on shoes, and I can't even fathom that anyomore. There was a time I would have considered it, but now, I don't think so. I can get at least 3 outfits at Old Navy for that.
* Grady now gets excited and yells "no-nies" when he sees donuts of any kind....oops!
That's all for now.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

It's not even 5 am...

And I am wide awake. I don't get insomnia much (thank goodness) but Ugh! I think this is stemming from the fact that I just had the most terrible dream. Funny how when you become a mom, your nightmares no longer involve things that go bump in the night, but terrible visions of horrible things happening to your kids.
I dreamed that Grady drowned, or was drowning, and just as I jumped in to pull him out of the pool I woke up. Normally, I can just shake it off, realize it was nothing more than a dream, and go back to bed. Not today. It was one of those that was horribly vivid and all too real. My heart has not stopped pounding in my chest, and I literally woke up crying. Part of me wanted to go back to sleep so I could try to make the dream turn out ok, with the ambulance arriving to see my little man wrapped in a towel sipping on a juice box.
I got up and checked grady on the video monitor, and everything seems fine. I don't want to go into his room for fear I won't be able to stop myself from scooping him up for a hug. That would only wake him, and then we'd both be crabby tomorrow. So, I am just trying to get it out of my system by writing, and hopefully I will be able to drift back off for a little while on the couch before Chris wakes up.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Everybody hurts....

We've had our first faceplant. Or at least the first real one anyway. Many times before, Grady has fallen headfirst, but he's always managed to catch himself on the way down with his hands. Not today.
The scene was Target. I had just run in to purchase a few items I need for a photo shoot on Friday, and Grady, in usual toddler fashion, insisted on walking. I tried to put him in a cart three times, and each time he went stiff as a board and screeched. When I decided we were making a big enough scene, I let him win the battle (a surefire way to lose the war, mind you). We were walking in front of the checkout aisles and Grady stopped to try to pull a women's sweater off a hanger in front of him. I issued a stern "NO" and attempted to hold his hand. He pulled away and took off at a run. He caught the toe of his Stride Rites on the polished floor and down he went. It was one of those times where everything goes slow motion. I tried to get there, but I just wasn't fast enough. I could see clearly, though, that his hands weren't going to shoot out and protect his face. The thud of his forehead against the vinyl was loud enough to summon every cashier and two assistant managers to our service.
He let out one of those wails that takes a minute to produce. His face contorted first and the snot started running from his nose, but there was no sound. Then suddenly a woosh of air, and a heartwrenching sob that every mommy knows is the real deal. It was all I could do not to get down and sob as well, I felt so bad for him. The Target ladies were all so nice. Offers of ice and kleenex came first, along with an offer for a cart to put him in. Apparently they had not seen the cart battle moments before.
When he finally peeled his head from my chest to look up, I feared the worst. Teeth missing or at the very least a bloody nose. He looked surprisingly good, however and I issued a sigh of relief. One of the cashier's went into panic mode anyway, and kept insisting that I let her call 911. I know well enough that if the child does not black out they are usually ok. I checked his pupils and got him to walk around and determined that we were head injury free. I assured the cashier that if he began vomiting or lost balance or acted sleepy I would take him to the ER immediately. That seemed to assure her that I knew slightly what I was talking about, and she only followed us for 5 minutes instead of 10.
Grady got a nice purple mark on his noggin, but I also bought him a new toy car, so he's feeling much better now. Hopefully, the cashier has also recovered.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Weekend update

Top five things you probably don't really care about...
1. I went to see Monty Python's SPAMALOT with my sister in law. It was hilariously funny and I recommend it to anyone, even if you don't normally like musicals. It pokes fun of many of the cliche's of musical theatre, so both lovers and haters of the art can find it funny together.
2. Grady came down with the crappies. He's acting ok but his nose is perpetually drippy and wet and lined with grossness. I am hoping he gets better before some of the playdates we have scheduled this week as I am really looking forward to them.
3. I was supposed to spend most of Thursday cleaning, but through a series of unfortunate events, spent the majority of the day looking for a photography prop and driving back and forth to Katie's (the aforementioned SIL) house.
4. We tried to go to church this morning. Grady put the nix on that real fast. One day we'll make it through the entire thing.
5. Chris is at Wal-Mart battling the crowds whilst I relax and Grady naps. This is just one of the many reasons I am convinced that I have the best husband ever.
Have a great week kids!