Sunday, December 28, 2008

Punked or Not Punked?

Poor Harley...had some flea infestation....and had to get an allergy shot, got a new flea med: Comfortis, and antibiotics. Merry Christmas to him one hundred fifty dollars later. But this is where it gets good. This woman sitting in the waiting area (with a YORKIE) calls possibily a son says I want you to talk to "Roxy" and tell her that it is okay because she is so nervous. Then the woman says "are you talking to her? I am going to put it on speakerphone so she can hear you!" then she puts the phone up to Roxy's ear. I can hear a guy saying something but couldn't make it out the words. Then after the phone call she puts Roxy back in her crate and puts all of these brochures with pictures of dogs on them that she found in the vets office and says "these pictures will make you feel better"!

Another woman and I were making eye contact and I really thought I was going to bust out laughing. Tried to secretly get a picture but just took one of Harley because I got nervous she would see me. Who knows what a wacko like that might do if I took her and her dog's picture!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas Cards!

So I tried to put a picture of my Christmas card on here for all to see. is so small and when I make it bigger it is sooo fuzzy! But here are the three pictures below. And it said...Merry Christmas...Love, Hank, Harley, and the "Newlyweds"!

So Merry Christmas to All....

Monday, November 24, 2008

Time Out

Look who is in time-out!!??. Actually put himself in time out tonight...I made us a new dinner tonight. Pork Chop Hashbrown Casserole. UMMMMMM. And well Freddie got seconds and Harley "snuck" into the den. (He and other doggie Hank must stay in Kitchen while we eat)...well Freddie went to go to the bathroom and his dinner was on his "tray" that we have in the den. Well Harley got himself a piece of porkchop and was eating it on the ottoman. Too bad I caught him. Good thing it was seconds and that I made extra. Or Harley might be "meat" for another dinner if you know what I mean. Well poor Harley put himself in time out. Actually not poor Harley because after being yelled out by both of us...he growled and showed his teeth. Bad, bad doggie! Oh and he is now not allowed in the den tonight, according to Daddy! So I am being punished with the dogs while I try to make treats for my class.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Two For Tuesday

Here are my two random posts of the day:

One-after cleaning up after my yummy homemade dinner (vension casserole, rice, turnip greens with pepper sauce,and done butter biscuits) my dog (Hank) decides to hike his leg up and pee on the toilet paper. Isn't that an oxymoron? Aren't you supposed to wipe up with the tp? At least it was a huge thing of it from Sam's and protected by plastic!

Two-why is it that when parents visit the classroom that kids act wild and crazy? Wouldn't you think that if your mom and dad (or whoever) came to school that you would be on your best behavior? must have been opposite day. When the parents came today, they acted worse. Oh me oh me oh my! I even said if my mom and dad had come I would have been "perfect". One student says "or you would have gotten a whoopin?" Yeah....back in the day. Do kids still get these?

Saturday, October 25, 2008


So yesterday as I was working on my big project for my masters...the lights start flickering and it is raining hard. I am thinking I better keep saving or the power is going to go out. Then I hear a noise and think that something hit the roof. Go out front. See nothing...go out back...SEE A FREAKIN' TREE DOWN IN MY BACKYARD! Yep, the roots and all went up underneath the chain link fence so a big ole hole in the fence too.

If anyone needs firewood for the winter, let us know. Bring your chainsaw. We don't even have a fire place! I hope hubby wants to clean this mess up. Probably not! Yesterday he was at some "ping pong tournament"...what kind of excuse for drinking is that? Anyway, he did not seem to care that we had a tree down in our backyard. I think he thought it was a little NO...goes all the way across the backyard.

So bring your chainsaws and I will provide the beer or wine. We'll have a little Stock Your Fireplace Party!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Who's Your Daddy?

So a few weeks ago, I left my cell phone at home. I use it like my clock. I take it to recess with my kids and well I just felt so empty and lost without it. (Cause my expensive watch just doesn't really work!) What is  a girl to do?

So I email hubby when I get to school and tell him when he wakes up he needs to bring me my phone.

A couple hours later, he arrives at my back door at school, and gives it to my assistant. Of course we are in the middle of dancing to our spelling words. One kid yells, "Mrs. Neal, who was that? Was that your dadddy?"

HA!!!!! HA!!!!!! HA!!!!!! My daddy, huh? Um no that is my  husband. 

My assistant and I were laughing so hard I think I started crying. So apparently I am soooo young looking. Must be the absence of gray hair! Although I guess I should knock on some wood....

Kids are just so funny sometimes and don't even know it!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Almost wordless: recent birthday gifts!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Yearbook Yourself

My hubby and I were just a match made in heaven (back in the day)....weren't we?????

Saturday, September 13, 2008


So my new addiction is facebook. Let me know if you are on facebook and you are not my friend!

And well who knew from the movie OFFICE SPACE that flair would be famous one day...

Here are some of my favorites lately......



So last weekend when Georgia played Central Michigan and beat them to a pulp, Freddie and I went to Athens with some friends. One it was my "birthday weekend" (Monday the 8th) so of course we needed to do something fun. We rode up there with our friends Amy & Hyden. They are so much fun. Anyway, we park at the Kroger in A-town and get into an Escalade to go tail-gate. ALL 8 of us scrunched up on the coolers, BBQ, food, chairs, etc. What a sight for sore eyes. Then we have the ultimate parking spot right next to the stadium. We could see inside the stadium from where we were.

It was Freddie and my first game "together". I can't believe since we have been dating and engaged, now married, that we never have gone to a game.

Anyway, the game was fun (and hot). I won't tell you what Freddie snuck into the game and then proceeded to put in my purse. And then we were talking to some guy from the GBI. Felt nervous!!! Like a kid at a high school football game.

Then we come home and the ride home was hilarious.....I will post some pics from that later.

You Tube Help

Hey does anyone know how to post a video straight from you tube to this blog? I couldn't figure it out! I feel like a moron!!! If you can help me I would appreciate it!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Grade Facts Part One

So it has been a while since I have blogged. SOOO busy and well lately I have been addicted to is so quick!

Anyway, I am now officially a first grade teacher and sooooooooo exhausted. I have twenty first graders in my room. Boy they keep you on your toes. And now guess what? I lost my voice. Cold maybe? Who knows. Try teaching twenty little ones with no voice. That was fun today.

Facts for the Day:
1.No matter how many times you ask them to be quiet. They TALK NON-STOP.
2.They love to throw rocks at recess...and try to maybe hit an assistant or two.
3.They come back from lunch with mustard and whatever all over their face.
4.They will do anything and I mean anything for ONE single little Skittle. And they will cry if they do not get one.
5.They raise their hands but yell Mrs. Neal, Mrs. Neal, Mrs. Neal, Mrs. Neal....all day long. Can I change my name?
6.They pee all day long. Do kids really need to use the bathroom THAT much?
7.If they don't call me Mrs. Neal, they call me MOMMA. WHAT? Um....not yet, thank you.
8.They all look forward to Fun Friday...and SO DO I! :)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Martha Stewart?

These are my new kitchen curtains...and well I am certainly not Martha Stewart...because I bought them for $9 bucks at Target!!!!! Whatcha think? My kitchen is khaki so these kind of inspired me. It is taking me a while to "un-bachelor" this place!!


Dawgs ranked No. 1 in today's USA TODAY/Coaches poll

Coaches rank Georgia No. 1

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 08/01/08

Athens — It's official. Georgia is No. 1.

To date, the tremendous expectations for the Bulldogs in 2008 were mostly, well, just expectations. But with Friday morning's news that Georgia took the top spot in the USA Today/Coaches preseason poll, the notion that the Bulldogs should contend for a national championship this season is tangible and real. Georgia opens the season on Aug. 30 against Ga. Southern.

"Being number one in the coaches' preseason poll does have significance since it's one-third of the formula to decide who plays in the national championship game," Georgia coach Mark Richt said Friday in press release from the university. "But the postseason poll is the one that is the most important. However, I know the ranking is exciting for Georgia football and hopefully we can do our part to stay in the race."

Georgia has never been ranked No. 1 by a major poll in the preseason, according to the UGA sports communications office. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 2 by The Associated Press in 1942, No. 3 by AP in 2004 and No. 6 by AP in 1967. The highest preseason ranking they received from the coaches poll was No. 4 in 2004. Georgia finished No. 1 in 1942 in six different polls but not AP.

Georgia has already been declared preseason No. 1 in several preseason publications, including The Sporting News, Lindy's, Blue Ribbon and the Birmingham News. AJC columnist Mark Bradley and college football expert Tony Barnhart are among several media members who have tabbed the Bulldogs to win it all in 2008.

Oddly, Georgia, which finished last season ranked No. 2 by AP and No. 3 by the coaches, was not even predicted to win the Eastern Division in the Southeastern Conference this season, much less the overall league championship. That distinction went to Florida.

The complete poll:

1. Georgia
2. USC
3. Ohio State
4. Oklahoma
5. Florida
6. LSU
7. Missouri
8. West Virginia
9. Clemson
10. Texas
11. Auburn
12. Wisconsin
13. Kansas
14. Texas Tech
15. Virginia Tech
16. Arizona State
17. Brigham Young
18. Tennessee
19. Illinois
20. Oregon
21. South Florida
22. Penn State
23. Wake Forest
24. Michigan
25. Fresno State

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Found my camera and there are some good ones on there!!!!!!! :)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Helen or Bust..., Part Deux

Helen or Bust....

Yesterday, I went to Helen, Georgia (little Germany) to visit with our niece and nephew from Colorado. They were visiting their other granny near Atlanta so we met them for the day. The pic is all of my nieces and one nephew. I had never been to Helen before and all of the buildings look like they belong in Germany. They even have an Octoberfest each year...I might need to check that out!

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Old piece of crap Kodak Easyshare Camera. Last seen at the lake July 4th weeeknd. Will not pay $$ for it but would pay money for my photocard. May have lots of drunk pics on it. Do not share with my mother or father. Lots of blackmail pics of relatives and friends. If seen, please contact me via email. Willing to meet and pay the price. Feeling lost without my camera. Can't post any blogs! :(

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Look What I Found...

Found my husband taking some photos on my camera apparently (at the lake on Sunday) let me just tell you, we are going to the lake tomorrow to get an early start to the Fourth Celebration, no telling what I am going to find on my camera AFTER this weekend!
He thinks he is sexy...but isn't he though?? :)

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Fun in the SUN!

Some photos of Hilton Head Island:

Swimming with the Sting Rays....JUST KIDDING! That's when I went on a cruise to the Caymans. Wish HHI's water looked like that!
Look at all of the damn people:

Lindsey in ACTION....
The Men (in the shade of course):
Look at all of those damn freckles:

Hilton Head or Bust...

We have been at Hilton Head with hubby's family for the past week. Getting my tan on, shopping like a fool, getting chubby from all the food, and having lots of drinkies.

Favorite drinks of the week: UM um, some Sex on the Peach from the Frosty Frog!
My Bud Light Limes
Regular Bud Lights

Favorite Food of the week: Hamburger from Fuddruckers.
Gyro from Market Street Cafe
Grilled scallops from the Sea Shack (featured on Rachel Ray's $40 dollars a day!)

Favorite Shopping and Items: Beach cover up from Marshalls
Dress from Fresh Produce
Sandals from Fresh Produce
My new Croc Flip-Flops (chocolate/cotton candy colored)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thirsty Thursday

In honor of Thirsty Thursday, I will say my cousin's weekend last weekend was my first experience with Bud Light Limes. UMMM! I liked them. Of course BL's are my top favorite but the new BLL's work just as nice.

Here are some more pics of the big event:

Freddie and me (our before pic...never really got the after, though):
They are all enjoying some BLs!

Of course, they are only having water and wedding cake. No drinkies for the little princesses!

My New Motto...

Bought this recently at a cute store in Highlands, NC. I added my ribbon touch and actually need to move the pic down (a pic of where our reception place) and am going to add two more wedding pics, too. Anyhoo, I ain't ever gonna be here is my new motto!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Getaway Car

This weekend my cousin (actually cousin's cousin) got married. We are very close to my cousin. My sister was the maid of honor and I was a reader. But the Bride and Groom did not have a way home and so guess who was driving? Yep, the bride with her parents in the back. How funny! Everyone had a "little" too much fun if you know what I mean!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

I know..much much cuter with hair!

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Yesterday, we spent the hot, hot day at the lake. Not our normal lake spot. We were in our future "retirement" territory as my hubby says. His grandmom had some land out there, so who knows, we may have a nice retirement home...but it is in the middle of no-where land! :) We cruised through the land to check it out. He could pee off the porch (on our imaginary home right is just land) and NOT A SINGLE PERSON would see him!

Anyway, we were crusin' with some friends on the water and saw this. I had never seen one before. An air chair? So gotta have one of these....does anyone out there have one or been on one?

Friday, June 6, 2008

Fun Friday!

Check out the side of my blog where it says: Weather in the AUG

Um, I am wearing a bikini.
That is a joke! Although it is hot as hell here. But no bikini for me. Wouldn't want to scare anyone! :)

Happy Friday!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Fun Friday

Let me leave you with these lyrics. Today is my first official day! SCHOOOOOLLLL's OUT FOR SUMMMMMA!

Well we got no choice
All the girls and boys
Makin all that noise
'Cause they found new toys
Well we can't salute ya
Can't find a flag
If that don't suit ya
That's a drag

School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces

No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks

Well we got no class
And we got no principles
And we got no innocence
We can't even think of a word that rhymes

School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces

No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks

Out for summer
Out till fall
We might not go back at all

School's out forever
School's out for summer
School's out with fever
School's out completely


Am I a LOSER? tell me. My hubby goes out with his friends every Thursday night. So who wants to sit at home all alone? Most of my friends have babies or are "too old" to go out and rockstar with me on Thursday nights. So last night I went BY MYSELF. Yep, first time see Sex and the City. I must say I think I was the oldest person there. It was at 12:01 am. It was a bunch of like twenty-something girls. But it was packed and funny. I definitely was not staying at home and I tried to find some takers but no one wanted to go that late with me. What a bunch of woosies! I think the movie was cute but it was 2 1/2 hours I did not get home until after hubby! And when he called I could not answer because I was at a movie!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Edisto Shrimp

Tonight's dinner included some shrimp from Edisto my parents brought back to us from their weekend at the beach. I found a good way to cook them:
It was called " Louis Lagarde" Shrimp. And I am impressed with my recipe. Apparently he was a famous colonel who wrote a book about Gunshot Injuries back in the day. So maybe it will make ya shot someone it is so spicy. Actually it was pretty damn spicy (had cayenne pepper) in it. I found it in my 'Pon Top Edisto cookbook I have and it was good with some french bread (to sop up ya sauce with) and some cheese grits and some roasted green beans (my new favorite...I could eat them EVERY night!!!!)
Here are what the leftovers look like:
If you want the recipe, let me know! :)

Well, here it is:
Louis Legarde Shrimp

½ cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
½ teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon thyme
1 pound large shrimp in shell
¼ cup white wine

Combine butter and spices in a skillet and heat.
Add shrimp and wine. Cook until shrimp turn pink about 3 minutes.
Serve with crusty French bread for dunking in sauce.

Remember: spicy and fun!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Watch Out Martha

Watch out Martha, Here I Come!!!!!!

Just kidding. But I am very impressed with my wine cork wreath! Whatcha think? I mean I think I could start a little business (ha!) but it was rather easy thanks to my cousin's wife who gave me a whole bag of corks (they are caterers)....but it took a whole lotta hot glue, too! My ribbon is a little off centered...but oh well!