Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tuesday Taylor Revisited

All the nostalgia talk of Christmases past made me do a little research.. This is something I do , especially when I am sick..I dont know why.. But I like to research stuff.. Anyhoo, I vaguely remember the whole Tuesday Taylor thing, except for the fact I LOVED the toy that year and the fact that the set up came with a photo of a man..We all assumed it was her boyfriend.. Whats funny is I read somewhere that it wasnt..It was Bobby Vinton, a popular singer back in the day.. lol

The cool thing about Tuesday Taylor was that she had 2 kinds of hair..You twisted her scalp and she went from blonde to brunette..Kinda sick and cool at the same time..I was ALL ABOUT hair and make up and piercing my Barbie Dolls ears as a kid..My Barbies had multiple ear piercings before it was considered cool in the 80s..I used my mom's pins that she used to hem clothes with..Of course, she had no idea where they all went to..All she had to do is check my many Barbie dolls heads to find them LOL.

I have a few photos that I collected and it really jogged my memory..From what I have gathered, this doll didnt last long..It was discontinued soon after..Its also RARE and a collectors item now..I found the townhouse set on Ebay and the current bid is $62!!! For a bunch of 32 year old plastic! Im quite sure it will desintigrate into little pieces if taken out of protective plastic once its introduced to air.. lol $62!!!!!!! I sure wished my brother hadnt destroyed my version of that! That and all the Barbies and Star Wars figures we had.. lol

Christmas MEME

Since I have been sick, I actually have had time to READ..I saw this MEME on Leigh's blog and I love these! So, I had to do it-

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!!......Tis the Season to be NICE!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I LOVE wrapping presents! I think there is something therapeutic going on there, when I wrap.. I dont know why, but there is!!!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial- after years of having sick kids at Christmas, it hit me, we were all allergic to the real trees! No more sickness!

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually the week or weekend of Thanksgiving..I LOVE my tree!

4. When do you take the tree down? A few days after Christmas..Around New Years..I used to cry when I was a kid, when my parents took the tree down.. lol

5. Do you like eggnog? YES!! My oldest and I LOVE it.. We always get some..Of course, the stomach ache after drinking it isnt the best..uughhh

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Tuesday Taylor Townhouse when I was 5 or 6..It was THE COOLEST "barbie-like" Townhouse..

7. Hardest person to buy for? My Husband.."Dont get me anything for Christmas" ugghh!

8. Easiest person to buy for? My kids-guitars and video games about them.. lol and anything South Carolina!

9. Do you have a nativity scene? I used to..It was so sweet..I lost it during one of my many moves..I havent found one I liked since :*(

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I like to recieve Christmas cards..I put them on my mantle..I have never sent them..Once you start, you gotta do it EVERY YEAR.. lol I keep saying I will get a family picture made but I havent lost the 15 pounds yet! :D

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? 2 years in a row I got some stupid sponge ball at a school christmas party..It was one of those grab bag gifts..TWO YEARS IN A ROW, I TELL YA!!!! The second year, I was just so depressed I cried..Especially when I saw a girl in the class playing with a barbie doll and there I was holding some foamy spongy ball..What was I going to do with that?lol

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? ELF and Christmas Vacation..I swear Will Ferrell makes you believe that he is real.. lol Oh and Jingle All The Way and Home Alone!!! Cant forget those.. I always watch them at Christmas too..

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Sadly, usually the week of.. I like to live dangerously.. hehe

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? shhhhh :D
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? All the things I dont normally eat.. lol

16. Lights on the tree? Lots of em!
17. Favorite Christmas song? All I Want For Christmas is You and Santa Baby

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home on Christmas day..Christmas Eve we go to my mom's..Sometimes we go to my sisters on Christmas, since her kiddies still do Santa..

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher Dancer Prancer(another good movie lol) Vixen Comet Cupid Donder Blitzen and RUDOLPH!!!

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? BOWS as of late...

21. Open presents on Christmas eve or morning? Morning, of course!! It would ruin Christmas if you open them on Christmas Eve..I used to let the kids open ONE on Christmas Eve.. :)

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Grinches

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I loved the Disney holiday themes as well as Looney Tunes and the Frosty and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer themes..

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? I want my life to CHILL OUT! And for my oldest son to make good grades in college.. Im asking alot, I know.. lol

Me Not Like Sicky!

Ok, I have been sick for the past 10 days.. It got REALLY bad 2 days ago..I knew it was bad when I walked into a class on Tuesday and a teacher told me " I stay home when I feel as bad as you look" LOL

My youngest was also sick..He started running a sudden fever Monday, when he came home from school..I had already been feeling rough for a week or so but that day, I could barely talk..The kids at school thought it was funny.. One of Tyler's friends heard me talk and said " Miss Michelle, havent you already been through PUBERTY?" lol

We took the mommy and son trip to the doctor Tuesday afternoon..It KILLED me to take 1/2 a day that day.. I dont like to miss work EVER..So anyway, the doc told me that it was a good thing we saw him bc we caught Todd before he became REALLY SICK!! It was weird too because he was fine and then BOOM, he was running fever.. He said his bronchial tubes looked awful..He said he was a few days away from developing pneumonia, as was I.. NO WONDER I FELT SO BAD!!!!

I hadnt felt this bad since I had something similar before Christmas in 2006..The doc put me on the same medicine he put me on back then, too..What was cool was the medicine (Cipro) made me feel pretty gross..The upside was I lost weight during Christmas! So, maybe I wont gain weight during Thanksgiving? We will have to see!

Im starting to come out of my fog now..Still really tired, but atleast my throat isnt hurting anymore and Im not coughing but every once in a while..Im hoping to get my voice back by tomorrow and go back to work!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Whit's Baseball Picture!!

Here is Whit's picture from the Anderson University Baseball website.. Hubby says that he can tell by looking at this picture that he is a leftie.. He says they all have a certain look..He said you could line up 10 pitchers in front of him, without allowing him to see their gloves, and he could point them out.. Weird? Maybe? LOL Anyway, here's the picture! Such a HANDSOME young MAN!!

It's been a while...

Like the Staind song goes (without all the bad words lol) Its Been A While!!! :D I have been so busy that I havent had any time to blog.. I know thats what I said the last time.. But this time I REALLY mean it!!! Alot of things have happened and I am going to update:

First off, I am LOVING my new job! It is a dream come true and I truly enjoy going to work every day.. I love the people I work with and the kids are great! My hubby has been EXTREMELY busy himself working his tail off with his full time job and busting his butt to get to the store to open it 3 days a week..This pace is beginning to get to the both of us now.. My friend, Brittney and her sister Tonya, have been helping us out on the weekends at the store.. If it wasnt for them, Id be even crazier than I was becoming before! They have been lifesavers!

My youngest, Todd, is having his football team party tomorrow, November 10, which, by coincidence, is also my birthday! So, I am going to be even closer to 40 than I was at my last birthday.. One more and I will BE THERE.. uughhh.. Anyway, about my baby's team party..SNIFF..SNIFF.. It is his VERY LAST party as a pee wee player.. Hes getting old!!! It will be a bittersweet night! Todd is going to write a little letter to his coaches that he has been playing for for the past 5 seasons, letting them know how much he appreciates all the things they taught him..

My middle son, Tyler, ended up missing the last few games of the season because he got hurt at a practice.. He has a grade 1 shoulder separation..He has about 3 more weeks of no exercise with the shoulder and then he will have to rehab it some at home..He will be trying out for the Pelham Baseball team in 2 weeks.. They know he is hurt, so he cant pitch any :*( Luckily, they know him and what hes capable of..He is going to be getting his Drivers Permit the day before Thanksgiving, HOPEFULLY.. IF HE PASSES THE TEST!!! Wish him luck!!

My oldest, Whit,is about 2/3 of the way through his first semester in college..He played baseball in the fall with the team and was one of the few freshman that were allowed to pitch in a game.. He is really doing well with his pitching there..His classes are ok.. JUST OK.. lol He hasnt done very well in Western Civ, though.. He will be lucky to pass it..Before we all start getting on his back, remember Western Civ? I do believe it is the HARDEST friggin class in college.. I based alot of my college majors around the fact that I didnt have to take that class.. LOL That and algebra.. uugghhh..Anyway, here is a link to Whit's college roster and a picture of him is on there..Look for a kid from Helena, Alabama on the roster.. You can't miss it.. HES THE ONLY ONE.. lol