"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Because You Need a Little Laughter!

We interrupt my bathroom remodel posts to bring you a little laughter. Those of you who have been visiting my blog for more than 4 years know I used to host a Friday Funnies Meme. It started to dwindle out as Facebook became more popular. But I loved it while it lasted.

Anyhoo, I came across this funny yesterday and thought I would share it with you all to brighten your day.


1. My Goal for 2016 was to lose 10lbs. Only 15 more to go.

2. Ate salad for dinner! Mostly tomatoes and croutons. Really  just one big round crouton covered in tomato sauce. And cheese. FINE! It was pizza. I ate a pizza!

3. How to prepare tofu: A. Throw it in the trash. B. Grill some meat.

4. I just did a weeks worth of cardio after walking into a spider web.

5. I don’t mean to brad but I finished my 14 day diet in exactly 3 hours and 20 minutes.

6. A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live long than the men who mention it.

7. Kids today don’t know how easy they have it. When I was young I had to walk 9 feet in shag carpet just to turn the TV channel.

8. I may not be that funny, or athletic, or good looking, or smart or talented…….wait, where was I going with this?

9. I love being over 40 I learn something new every day ……and forget 5 others.

10. I think I’ll just put an “Out of Order” sticker on my forehead and call it a day.

11. Senility has been a smooth transition for me.

Okay so be honest. How many can you relate to? Smile

Have a lovely day friends.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Time I had a Toilet in my Bedroom!

Seriously, I couldn’t make this stuff up. This is my life right now and you really have to have a sense of humor when you remodel because if you didn’t it could drive you kinda nutsy. Smile


I’ll tell you what though. I’m REALLY glad my hubby doesn’t have ADD like I have most of the time, because if he did, nothing would get finished. I get bored so easily and if something takes longer then I think it should I have a tendency to move on to something else. Hence my craft room full of half finished projects. *sigh* The struggle is real people.

Anyhoo, back to our bathroom. He should have the shower finished by next week sometime. Our toilet will be replaced next. This worries me the most. There is a comfort knowing that your toilet is there for you whenever you need it. (I’m pretty sure that sentence has never been uttered before in the history of life) But it’s true. If I need to go in the middle of the night I’ll have to trek clear across the house to the boys bathroom. I mean sheesh I’ll be wide awake by the time I get there and back, cause it’s my goal in life to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and remain half asleep so I can go back to sleep easily. Do you know what I’m sayin’? Am I giving you to much information? Would you like to get these last few minutes of your life back? Smile

Well that’s the latest from the bathroom. Stay tuned for more weird and uncomfortable updates.



For more exciting reading about our bathroom click The Time I had a Cement Mixer in my Bedroom.

Monday, June 20, 2016

That Time We Had a Cement Mixer In Our Bedroom!

Actually, this picture was taken this morning.


And if you look closely you’ll also see a blow torch, a spray bottle and a crimping tool.

Take a wild guess at why we would have a cement mixer in our bedroom. Go ahead, I’ll wait……………………………………………On the bright side, at least it’s red. I like red, in case you didn’t know. I’m thinking it would look really nice with a fern planted in it. *smile*

So did you guess? Here’s a hint.


If you guessed that we need to pour concrete under our new shower floor because the previous home owner didn’t have anything supporting the old one and we found out through our demo/remodel that we were going to have to pour our own 4 inch slab underneath, then you guessed correctly. Smile 

Can I give you a piece of advice? If you are contracting the building of your own home, don’t cut corners. This house is a result of cutting corners and it shows. My hubby just finished replumbing the WHOLE entire house with PEX plumbing because the cheap copper pipes that were in the house, kept leaking. *sigh* Anyhoo back to our remodel.

Besides the plumbing, this is our next big remodel. It’s our master bath and EVERYTHING is coming out. Bath tub, floor tile, vanity, shower, toilet, mirror, EVERYTHING. I’m so excited!!!

I’ll blog about it in pieces so you can see the progress. It’s already a labor of love. There is stuff all over the place. It’s definitely a construction zone right now.

Here’s a before of the bathtub area. Pardon the mess.


After. Well not really after. I mean we aren’t leaving it like this. At least I hope not…..”HONEY!”……..


Our new bathtub is being delivered tomorrow. But of course it won’t be installed until the floor tile gets put in. I think, I don’t know.

So stayed tuned for more updates as it progresses.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Vacation-Part 5 and Part 6 The Not So Fun Parts and Coming Home


I decided to combine the last two parts because it shouldn’t take too long to get my point across. Smile

Part 5- The Not So Fun Parts-

As I mentioned in the first post Getting Ready To Leave the vacation didn’t start out well at all. Our oldest son woke up sick the day we were leaving. And just as I suspected, a day after being at our destination our youngest son came down with it.

Our oldest son handled things pretty well. We hung out at the cabin on his sickest days while my hubby and our youngest (before he got sick) went on hikes or what not. Then when our youngest got it my oldest was feeling a little bit better and was able to do things with dad while I stayed with the youngest.

So basically for the first 3 days we didn’t really do anything together as a family.

The worse night of my youngest son’s sickness I was up and down the stairs looking after him about 4 times. He was miserable. So I was pretty tired. The good thing is he kicked it pretty quickly.

Then on another occasion, probably night #5, I started to walk down the stairs and slipped and fell on my backside. This of course freaked my hubby out who was still asleep. I was okay. But I did get a HUGE bruise on my bumm and my wrist was sore for a few days. So that was fun. Smile with tongue out

Here’s the thing. We weren’t supposed to be on the second level. The boys were supposed to share the bed and my hubby and I (and don’t think I’m weird) were supposed to have the queen and single bed downstairs. Not to mention the BIG bathroom and not the small little people’s bathroom that was upstairs. But because of all the sick stuff we thought keeping them more separate would be wise. *sigh* And just so you know, when I travel I bring both of my body pillows with me because I can’t sleep without them. Trying to sleep in anything less than a king size bed with two people at 6 feet tall and two body pillows is next to impossible. So I didn’t sleep well. *sigh*

Part 6 Coming Home-

Coming home wasn’t without its challenges. We saw about 3 major accidents. One was on our side and held up traffic for quite awhile. Then while at a rest stop we (my hubby ) saw that a tire was low and upon further inspection realized that we had a nail in our tire.

But my hubby being who he is had a patch kit and was able to get it patched until we could get to a gas station and fill it back up with air.

We made it home safe and sound and I thanked the Lord for His protection over us. Then I kissed the ground, my bed, my toilet (okay maybe not my toilet) thanked the Lord for a single story home and went to bed. Smile

In conclusion, this was not one of my favorite vacations. In fact we’ve decided to just stick around good ol’ Florida for awhile and do closer and hopefully less stressful vacations for the next few years.

I mean we’ve got the Keys , St. Augustine,Disney, tons of Springs and the ocean. I’m sure we’ll manage.

Thanks for sticking with me friends. 




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