Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Halfway through a jar of Nutella, I decided to put the plastic knife down and do something productive tonight.
Here's what I came up with! I took a stab at putting some videos we shot this past summer.
(this made me itch to be at the farm, near all of this beautiful land!)
Monday, October 26, 2009
1. I am not good at math. Yes, I somehow made it through college, many tutor sessions later, but I also developed a "fluster", as I like to call it, when I have to do math on the spot in front of someone. I just get sweaty and the walls start to close in on me. (deep, deep rooted math issues here. years of therapy awaiting me.)
Andrew is working on not calling me his 5 year old nieces name when I don't blurt out the sum of 6+3+5+1+6 .....(brainnn poweerrrrr.....mmmm..21?)
2. Who uses the cup? I think it's unneccessary and would probably make fun of you to your face if you played with a cup in my tournamnt. And I can do that because sh%# talkin' is fair game in my professional Yahtzee tournament.
3. This was "Amazing fruit punch, Valerie. No really, taste it. Ohhhh. This is so good." I don't know why I found it so funy, but I did. Maybe you had to be there.
4. Crappy coffee table shelf full o'stuff I need to organize.
THEN THINGS GOT CRAZY NEAR ROUND 8 (or was it 4?)
We brought out the CORNBREAD and homemade HONEY BUTTER. (whattttt? yes, we did.)
(gross. Who wants to bet we dropped this knife on the floor and continued to eat off it?)
but in the last rounds....I started to get tired. And my attention span was on a rapid decline......
Until next time......
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Let the countdown begin! I have officially 40 days until I move from Richmond to the booming town of Mt. Sidney, VA.
I have a post-it countdown ready to go! I can't wait to tear one off each day!
Very exciting times here. Very.
(but oh, so much to do)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
My memories with eating oatmeal go way back. I remember sitting with my Great Granddaddy in the kitchen of his house, which would one day become our house in Norton, looking out the little window to the creek. He taught me the best trick of eating oatmeal: dipping toast into your bowl. Yum.
I don't know what I would do in life without my oatmeal. And that is why this post is dedicated to you Oatmeal, the only food that seems to work with my stomach, not against it.
mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm goooddddd.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I tip toed over and saw something scurry. I hit the furnace with an empty bottle of vegetable oil (first thing I saw in my recycling pile) and the little booger stopped making noises.
But I know you're still in there.
Have a good night. I'll be on mouse watch. (eeeek)
Monday, October 19, 2009
(according to me)
i love toasted pumpkin seeds.
I can't wait to see what the trees look like in a week or so.
Friday, October 16, 2009
It's official. I'm in the throws of moving.
For now, baby steps. Summer clothes and sass pants cat. Checked off the list.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This is just simply beautiful.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I had the best weekend! I have been so busy catching up and spending time with Andrew (YES! He took Monday and Tuesday off to come to Richmond) I'm just getting around to posting pictures.
My mom was in town, the sun was shining and the farm was buzzing! I loved seeing all of the riders compete and I really looooved eating as much as I wanted from the concession stand (a perk of being "in" the family).
Here's a little peek of the weekend:
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
And I saw her with bows on! BELLE! My favorite horse that was just a baby when Andrew and I first met! Mine? Is that what it says?
I turned into a 9 year old. I jumped up and down and cheesed a HUGE smile. I wrapped my arms around Andrews neck and screamed, "YOU GOT ME A PONY!"
(all the spots are from the hay in the stalls floating around. kinda looks neat? I think so.)
and then I made him take a photo shoot of me and Belle and made a few faces like this:
SO, I don't know how to ride yet and you aren't trained yet, Belle
(or Bella, as Johannah promptly texted me that she would be calling her. She is in a Twilight phase. Yes. That phase. I have not entered the world that is Twilight, but I have seen many around me fall victim. Get it? Victim? Vampires?)
back to the horse:
but Belle, I will brush you and pet you and braid your tail and love you forever.
oh. yes. I had a SECOND surprise.
but the more I thought of it, the more I think it's a private surprise. It's a personal goal that Andrew has set for himself. And I'm very proud of him.
Nellie Olsen, signing off. ( I HAVE A PONY!)
I'm so excited.
(and it's okay Brittany, I saw your post about Oprah. I still REALLY, really like you and your blog. :) This is America. Let's swim around in the crock pot of differences that we all are allowed to enjoy and finish it off with some cornbread that we share together. (i'm not sure where that came from. it just seems right)
EDIT: I got terrbily excited when I wrote this post just to find out the episode with Nie Nie will be on WEDNESDAY. That's okay. I'm sure I will have another "errand" I need to run. :)
Monday, October 5, 2009
I have some pictures to show you about a sweet "surprise" I got on Friday.
3. Olivia is staying with Andrew for the week. I know I am a terrible mother but she's been a handful lately and I'm really enjoying this little break.
(see crazy cat lady here)
Friday, October 2, 2009
Maybe it was a blessing in disguise. TV rots my brain. (probably because I am forced to watch things like, "My Antonio"). Anyways, last night I found myself on PBS.org watching this:
It is wonderful, amazing and makes me so proud to be an American!
(other than the fact that in the process of establishing this great country and National Park system we drove Native Americans off of their land, killing thousands and forcing tribes to move onto reservations)
Damn. I ruined that moment. But it really does make you pinch yourself and think, "wow, I live in such a beautiful country".
If you are fortunate enough to have a working TV, you should tune into this. If you are tv-less like me, click the link below !