Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Tonight, after Kale was in bed, I mortared the floor in the bathroom.

I am trying to level the floor out...I hope it only takes a couple of swipes. The back of the bathroom is quite woopy, and I already put one level down of self-leveling compound in one corner. This house is so old...I can't expect perfection; but I usually do out of myself and everything else except children. Well, all I can do is wait for this layer to dry, and hopefully the tile will go down tomorrow on the floor.

Kale's sick; he's had fever on and off for a couple of days now. He's congested and coughs a lot.

Shane worked today.

Amanda and the family hit a deer on the way up to MO and had to turn back around; they are borrowing Brian's Grandmother's car.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Got my bathroom, got my office

Hi guys, whomever you are.

Well, Shane FINALLY started the bathroom...I can already see the new tile and grout lines, the lit candles, and the bubble bath with ME in it.

AND, my office is organized! It looks great. Very fung shui...very egg fu yung, very mu shu...yum chinese sounds so good especially after you see it on TV

Shane and I had a hard day's work; we watched a movie together. Or well, really he sat in the recliner and watched a movie his way, O watched it mine: I ran around during dull scenes or asked him to pause while I go finish another section of my project - tonight it was a skirt for my fold up table.

Just ate two cookies and some milk cause my stomach's not liking the emptiness.

Gosh it feels good to have some organized life. Today was good. Kale is at Grandma Susan and Grandpa Bill's house. Man I need a shower; can't have one the bathtub's in the kitchen!!!!!!!

Much love to all.


Monday, December 15, 2008

The Sweetest Thing

Tonight, for the first time in a long time, I realized what the best thing is.

To look down, and see your sleeping baby in your arms, just inches away from his nose, so you can feel his exhale on your cheek.

THAT, is the sweetest thing.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Don't MOVE

If I move I may feel worse-yikes! Tryin on the think positive suit but it's not fitting today. Totally sick, high fever chills headache the works going on 36 hours. Blogging from my iPhone cause the Internet isn't working thanks to centurytel. Had to reach out somehow. Is this pathetic?

Watching what not to where, better go. Trying to distract myself from the work I can't be doing but need to

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I love Kale

He is getting bigger of course. It's like he grows the most during his sleep. He's so beautiful.

Friday, November 21, 2008

This was in Jackson TN, at IHOP, Kale was stacking creamers!

This picture is of Kale and I playing in the leaves outside our house in October.


Hey all,

Any advice? I am so overcommitted - at first I was thinking I was on top of everything; home, work, school, family - but now, I just feel like I'm standing on top of one of those logs in the water, trying to prevent it from spinning but I have to spin it to stay above water. Things irritate me that shouldn't usually.

I have got to do something, but I don't want to dissapoint myself or anyone else on either end; what do I DO!????

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Hi guys!

I took a test on FACEBOOK yesterday, sent to me by a friend. It was the "What 80's Movie are you most like" anyway one of the questions, was "Do you believe in true love?"

I had to think a minute, and then it hit me - NO, but wait, yes, there is one true love, and that's Christ and his bride.

SO...all those years with the idea that there is one true love of your life out there, roaming around somewhere and you have to find each other????? na na na na na.....no no......not correct. There ARE people you will cross by in life, that you may have thought, but that's another story.

I knew this several years ago, but it was brought to my attention once again by this simple little quiz from FACEBOOK. Praise be to God, and to Jesus who offers the purest, most true love there is.

Love you all,


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Confident Until Completion: Shaking things up because I'm crazy like that

Confident Until Completion: Shaking things up because I'm crazy like that


Hi everyone,

Life feels like a hurricane today; everything whishing around me with no control. I've been hit by some debris already!!! That debris being - a completely screwed up bathroom that we're going to have to renovate if we want to take showers in our house any time soon. Also some other personal stuff that I'd rather not mention right now. Business is down because of the economy so that's a bummer...

Hope your week is sunnier than mine.

Love you all,


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Oh yes, and

By the way, I bought a New Kenmore front-loading washer today, without asking Shane first but I didn't think he'd care - he knows my sanity is on the brink with not having a clothes washer. I have some extra funds from my newly acquired career as a jewelry sales advisor LIA SOPHIA and I love it! We also got some concrete poured in the front for a walkway and a driveway. LOVING it. Paul Fitzwater did a great job, as always. Let's just hope the EPA doesn't screw it up when they come fix the soil!!!!!

Thing is, I got on the Kenmore website, and whoa there were some unsatisfied customers...but then there were people that loved them. The rating was in the middle. 3.5 out of 5. I purchased the 3 year service warranty so I feel a little more secure...

In other news, I have been discussing retirement with my friend, Ryan Yount. He works for met life, and since I don't have a 401 K with the Spa or anything, I have been thinking of what to do. GOSH with the way things are now, what with all these major companies going under because of the economy, who knows??? Trusting in God. That's what I'm doing.

It amazes me the faith that some people have.

Anyway, my life is doing Lia Sophia Shows, Esthetics school on Mon and Tues, work on Wed Thur Fri, family on Sat and Sun, and anything else I can cram in!!!

I do feel a bit over-spread. But, I do it to myself. I keep saying things will slow down once we get the house finished, or once I finish school, or yada yada it's all the same.

God bless us everyone. Love you all.

Stress Eating

Hello. Tonight, I realized that I am about 30 pounds overweight.

I don't fit into hardly any of my pants!

My body deserves better.

Thing is, I stress eat. Like when I think about what I need to do, I stress, therefore I eat.

When I stress about the condition of my house, I eat.

When I should be doing something I need to do but don't want to, I eat.

And when I am at Mom's eating her good cooking, I eat!

I really need an accountability partner, but until i find one, blog, you're it!

SO everytime I get hungry, I am going to race to a computer, log in, and type type type.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dec 12 2012

Well...I have been reading on this subject, about Dec 12 2012 being the end of days, the end of the Mayan calendar, ushering in a "Golden Age", and Tom Cruise is a believer, if fact he's building a 3 million dollar bunker underneath his Colorado mansion to prepare for this.

Normally this would seem to me like another random prediction. But, my ears are raised BECAUSE, there are so many religions and scientists that have come to this same date for the end or for some major event to happen.

Boy I am glad I'm with God.

This may be forthcoming, but I welcome this day. Kale won't be old enough for the age of accountability, Taylor's already God's girl, and I'll be at the peak of my life in age. I'll be around 33 years old.

I'm ready to go to heaven or whatever. Honestly I don't know how God does it - having so much patience with humans, in general. They really tick me off quite honestly. Humans, or Americans at least, as a whole are WAY too ungrateful and way too rude and inconsiderate of the planet. You know, God DID make the planet FIRST, not us.

I'm seeing things in a new light this year. Looking back from where I've been, this year has changed me so much, I see things clearer. Still clinging to God for my safety and my security, I will be here regardless of what happens.

I hope some others post a response to this post!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Just filled up on Chinese food.

Going to see a drive in movey - The Zohan starring Adam Sandler. I want to see The Happening but Shane hates scary movies.

Today was good. Shane is putting together his father's day gift - I got him a lifesize standup cardboard of John Wayne. He loves it! I don't know where we'll put it...

In other news we have dirt in our yard now, and I finished the cushions for the window box. I also whipped together some throw pillows that have hibiscus' on them in a green and white blackout pattern.

All is good.

Love you guys,


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sometimes I wonder

I wonder if people back in the "old days" were happier...generally...

No utility bills to worry about. No prom. No retirement plan to worry about. No depressing news at 10pm. Relying on family in a major way. Everyone helped each other build their house.

Other things, think about it for a second.

What else? Well everyone went to bed when the sun went down...I guess less stress, maybe? Or, did they have just as much stress, only different things?

They didn't have air conditioning, big downer. Oooo yess, that's a big one. And no epidurals for childbirth. Yeah that's a big downer.

I have concluded that they might have been happier because they didn't know what they were missing...I am now going to be happy for the technological advances we have and now stress less because I don't have to because it's a sin to worry and I had a zanax today!!!!

Love you all.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Lovin' life at 29

Hey everyone,

Well, it's a good night. Back in town, chillin' on my porch in my new $28 porch chair from Dickey Bub's, drinking a large homemade iced tea, sweet of course, and Shane and Kale are sleeping upstairs!

I just painted the foundation of our house gray - the front that is. Our yard is partially dug up now, they are even going to take out the old fence posts for us. AND, soon i will be planting flowers. I cannot wait.

Tonight I am content. Tonight I am very happy. It's a good feeling. The GloProfessional seminar was GREAT, I learned so much. Nashville was nice even though I was only there 24 hours. I stopped over in Clarksville, had to refill my oil in my car to get everything else to work right. My air con was not working properly. It was hot today!

I am very excited to be going to the John Mayer concert in July when he comes to St. Louis. He has matured so much as an artist and because he is only two years older than I, we seem to be maturing together...so that is something I can relate to, through music. It's nice to have such a great artist my age. Yes, I am a big fan. If face, he's one of my favorites.

Well, I suppose I better scoot for now. Everyone out there in the universe, take care.

Love you all,


Monday, June 2, 2008


Hey everyone;

I should be in bed right now. Had a weird feeling about leaving tomorrow for Nashville. Thought I should blog. I just wanted you to know that for some weird reason if I meet my maker tomorrow, I love you all, and appreciate everything you have ever done for me.

Love Audrey

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Zoo...eeback toast

Hi there,

Today my family and I, along with two others, ventured into the great unknown, full of tigers, lions, butterlies, and penquins. Yes, the St. Louis Zoo. It was hot. It was fun. And, after that my family ate at Cracker Barrel and picked up some front loading appliances, used, thank you Craigslist.com, and came home.

Kale loved it. I got such a kick seeing the wonder in his eyes when he would see something new. Who knew kids could be so entertaining.

Liz exclaimed, "wow, he's a loud kid!" That made me smile. I like that my kid is loud and outspoken. Right now it's cute 'cause it's baby talk, I'm sure I will take those words back in the future. I know those of you with kids are just laughing and thinking, "just wait, just wait."

A word on kids and personality...isn't it interesting? I mean, how God doles out the personalities? Two kids from the same parents couldn't be more different. I'm pretty sure Kale's going to be a type A personality. He's got to choleric parents so there's bound to be some stubborness there...and there is. Good thing is, I'm more stubborn right back!

Right now Kale is asleep upstairs, Shane is watching TV, and I am reflecting on the day and being happy that my little sprouts of vegetables have come up!!! We've got Spinach, Cucumbers, Kale, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Broccolli, Potatoes, Chives, and a few more to name. They are in jiffy start pods, and I promoted the 2 inchers outside to a box. I hope they do well overnight and drink in some eastern sun. I still feel like I haven't quite gotten the whole gardening thing under the belt yet.

More on how the pods progress...I transplanted about 15-20 pods outside tonight, will post more as they sprout....maybe tomorrow?

I have a Skin Ecology test tomorrow at school.

Bye now!

Love you all.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Somewhere over the Rainbow

So I don't know what to put and I'm not in the mood to blog

But I wanted to get started tonight.

I am anxious for the EPA workers to finish excavating our yard for lead so I can begin my flower planting....woohoo!!!!!!

Love you guys.