call it a whim

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Extreme Makeover :Me edition.

Two posts in one day! Yes you are lucky. Go buy a lotto ticket! Ok, well I got on th scale yesterday at the allergist's office (don't ask me why they have to weigh me at the allergists office other than it's an effective form of torture) and that is it!!! Starting Monday I have got to start losing this weight,and since I have no willpower I will be posting my weekly weigh in's here. That way you can all make fun of me as I eat salad and traipse to th gym. I need some accountability, keep me accountable folks! Chris is so sweet to keep insisting that I am still thin, but apparantly he has not seen the bulge hanging out of my pants. SOOOOO

This week I weigh 127.
Before I got pregant 118.
What I was in college (and would like to be again) 113.

There ya go...

I still love this song

Ok, so this is extremely cheesy, but I was listening to Yahoo music, the country station, as I was playing on the computer, and this song came on. Now I know probably one out of every three couples that got married in 2005 played this at their wedding, but I still think it's a quality song. So since I can never get through on delilah ( cue music DEL-LIE-LAH) I want to send this one out to Chris and Grady. Yeah, I am a big cheesy sap.

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true
Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Memory, all alone in the moonlight...

Ok, sorry to those of you that will now be humming random selections from Cats all day. I know I would be annoyed too. Gosh, I can't believe it has been a week since my last post. I am a once a week blog updater, it seems. At least I am doing better than some unnamed parties (he hem). Well, I don't have a ton to post about today, but I will soon. We are colsing on our house MONDAY, and that should bring many blog-worthy adventures my way. I will refrain from posting more about it until then. Today I was thinking about a lady who used to be a casual acquaintence. She worked at the gym where my roommate of the time (Nicole) and I used to go. She was on night shift and her name was Janet (I think). She was a very nice lady, but you could tell she was the kid in school that got picked on. She had sort of an 80's style fashion sense and her hair was definately permed. We used to go to the gym at like 10:00 at night, and she was the gal who worked the night shift. We always stopped to chat on our way out. I was just wondering whatever became of Janet. That's all for random thoughts with Courtney.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

"You Have Arrived"

Back when I was in girl scouts, there were badges you could earn to sew on your sash or the back of your vest. You had to complete certain tasks to get each badge. For example, the Dance badge could be earned by learning a dance from someone else, making up your own dance and preforming it in front of some people, and writing an essay about how dance can be empowering to women (OK, I don't know that those are 100% accurate, but just go with it). Anyway, some badges were pretty easy and some were harder. Well, today I earned my mommy badge. I had already passed a few of the tests, like changing a blowout diaper that reached up to my son's ears. Being freaked out the first time my baby had to go to the hospital and keeping my composure every time a strange old lady touches his face are also on the list. But today, the streamers flew. The presentation ceremony went something like this.... I was running around the house gathering the needed supplies for a day out. Grady was sitting on my bed shreaking (his new form of communication) at me. I absentmindedly handed him my wallet to keep him quiet for 2 minutes. 3 and a half minutes later, I scooped up baby, wallet, cell phone and diaper bag and headed out to the car. First stop (AFTER buckling the baby safely in a rear facing child restraint system, thank you very much, Britney) was the bank. I pulled my wallet from my bag to retrieve my debit card, opened it up, and was greeted by a pile of dripping vomit. Somehow, Grady had managed to spit up in my wallet without soiling the outside, just the inside, where all my stuff bacame saoked in regurgitated formula and pears. NICE. The trumpets blared, I recieved my badge and I was on my way to the mall.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love Grady Patrick

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


- I have done nothing, not even my hair. Well, ok, I have cared for, changed and fed my son, but other than that....
- Grady will not nap. Is anyone surprised? I just know God is going to send me a good sleeper next time. I have paid my dues.
- I was going to eat an apple and yogurt for lunch, as part of my new resolve to lose the babyfat and be healthier, inpired by my sister in law's acquisition of a personal trainer. I threw in 2 chocolate covered graham crackers for good measure...ok four...whatever.
- I am really excited to get into our house. I feel the healthier me will emerge there because I will not be able to afford chocolate covered graham crackers, or maybe I will, I think they're cheaper than apples....ugh.
- I miss Chris. He has started tax season and I have finally stopped throwing tantrums about it (for now) and resolved myself to the fact that I will see him between the hours of 6:30-8 pm, on a good day, since he leaves at 5:30 am. Oh, and I only get half days on Saturdays too.
- I need to go to the bank and pick up stamps and something at Wal-mart. But that would require me actually going to those places and not sitting here telling you that I need to go.
- I know my mom is eventually going to call and want to see me and Grady, and I am just not in the mood this week (praying mom is not internet savvy enough to know about blogspot).
- And to wrap it all up, I need to use the ladies room, so I will excuse myself now.

Friday, February 03, 2006


Ok, so I was in Target yesterday and as I was browsing the juniors section to see if there were any shorts (there weren't, by the way....there were 4 racks of swimming suits, but no shorts) I saw this (see picture to the left). Now what the crap is this supposed to be. I can support many fashions coming back, some of them are good...gauchos, capris, anything with an Audrey Hepburnish feel. But this dress is appauling! Why, why, WHY would someone feel the need to bring back an 80's homecoming dress???? Am I to expect to see teenagers with their bangs back-curled and their hair frizzed out to their shoulders? Ew. Of course, I don't think it will last. I pray it won't. That's all I have to say.