Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Awe, shucks ... I love y'all!

Things are a wee bit "screwy" in Internet land today, as I can't seem to connect fast enough, or frequently enough without being cut.off.... grrrr.

I won't be posting a Tuesday Toss-up today, but if you really miss it, you can go visit Heather's two blogs, because she posts a Tuesday Toss-up, too... Roller Coaster Ride of My Life and Funny Thoughts about Life's Crazy Happenings

So, anyhoo ... I'm simply thrilled beyond belief to have been awarded the very prestigious LOCA Award by Lauren from Created for His Glory! Yes, it's true ... I'm not making it up! Now, I already knew I was a wee bit loca, and I'm certain that once again, my family will attest to that ... quickly ... and loudly ... but, I didn't realize that all of blogdom knew that, too! Just goes to show how well a good friend can know you! Frightening. Now, I think the post Lauren was referring to is here ... And Lauren asked me a question in her comments ... "GiBee, do you actually wear your cheerleader outfit to work?" So, in answer, yes. Yes I do. And, here's a picture of me .. of course, I don't want to cause any jealousy or dissent in any of my readers ... so if fights start to break out, I'll cut the pictures out, 'kay?

And when I get bored with this look, I just throw on my hot pants and white go-go boots ... and it's all good.

Last week was crazy right up to the minute I walked out the door of my office Friday afternoon. Then, we had two out of town guests stayin with us. They are friends of my husband, and they came over to go fishing all weekend. They are from Kin-tuh-kie. And really, they barely have a southern accent at all (yeah, right!). We think one of them might be a bit hard of hearing, because he talks so loud, which usually makes me look forward to the day they leave ... just so my ears stop ringing ... but it wasn't too bad this time.

And, we had a lot of fun with them. Hunter especially enjoyed pulling on one of their watches, and snagging one of the guy's expensive silky nike shirt with his finger nails. Hunt-man just thought THAT was simply hilarious ... while I bent over backwards apologizing!

Saturday, while the boys were fishing, I had a yard sale at my in-law's home. It was hotter than blue blazes, but fortunately, my father-in-law set up under the canopy of trees, where it was about 10 degrees cooler than in the sun. Whew! But ... I made $145!!! I was able to get a father's day gift for my father-in-law, my husband, and take him Bass Pro Shops (oh, so fun for us gals) and then out to dinner on Sunday night to Famous Daves ... I hate eating ribs, because my fingers get all gross, and the bar-b-que sauce gets all over your face ... but sadly, they do have the best ribs around (the spare ribs are the meatiest and juciest most tenderest ribs I've tasted) so I do use my fingers when I can't get all the meat off the bone with a fork. They also have a great Georgia syle pulled pork dish that I love! After all ... it's the place to get sauced! Don't be jealous ... you can find a Famous Daves in your area by going here ... they have them all over the place!

On another note ... Thanks for all your notes of encouragement last week. My root canal is tomorrow afternoon. I have a prescription for Triazolam... evidently, this medication is used to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Strange ... I just need something to calm me down. Just look at the side effects ... headache, heartburn, diarrhea, hangover effect (grogginess), drowsiness, dizziness or lightheadedness, weakness, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty urinating, frequent urination, blurred vision ... Now, don't some of these symptoms contradict each other? diareah vs. constipation; difficulty urinating vs. frequent urination. It also causes serious psychological side effects. It has been alleged to cause strange behavior and in some instances violent reactions I wonder if the doctor realized that I'm already LOCA and don't need any help in this department? Now, on top of the whole LOCA thing, my body will be arguing with itself. PEE. NO, DON'T PEE. Wait, now you need to POOP. NO ... STOP ... DON'T POOP. Talk about split personality!

Just teasing. I don't have that big of a dose. One pill, .25mg -- just enough to relax me -- piece of cake. My bodily functions will likely NOT be affected. Whew!

Ah, yes ... life is an adventure. Well, I'm sure you're all busy today. I know I am. So... have a wonderful, and blessed day in the Lord!


Heather Smith said...

Yay, you're back! I was seriously beginning to go through GiBee withdrawals. I mean, your award-winning wit has become a daily fix! Seriously though, I will be praying for you tomorrow, and I hope your tiny little pill doesnt' throw your body into upheaval!

Heth said...

I love it. Contradicting symptoms, seriously.

Midlife Moments said...

How Fun! I am off to visit the links you posted :)

I enjoyed reading here, your posts are encouraging and uplifting- which are two things I need most right now!

Off to read and blogroll :)

kpjara said...

...and yet they still can't do a thang' for the common cold! God figure...

I was SO worried the President had finally pinpointed where the laughter was coming from and he came to reprimand you! Whew! Glad you're here...you award winner you!

Shalee said...

I'm gone for a week and things are achangin' everywhere.

First off, I cannot believe you posted pics of me. And then call them yours? Egads, woman! Have you no shame? Are the shades of Kisses to be thus poluted? Oh, wait... that's not me. That woman has boobs. Never mind.

Congrats on the award. Too cool!

We ate at Famous Dave's on Sunday, too. I waved and waved, but you were too worried about the mess... Next time I'll pull you all over to our table.

God will get you through the whole root canal, even all the side effects if they do rear their ugly little heads.

I've missed you woman. It's good to be back.

shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

Okay, I had just taken a sip of Diet Coke and that last pararaph made me spray it all over my keyboard. Thanks, GiBee! ;)

aggiejenn said...

Seriously glad you're back! I looked for a Famous Dave's near me and the closest one is 800 miles away in El Paso. Can I come visit you and go to yours? :-) I have to go to the dentist tomorrow, too, so I'll be thinking about you and praying that the medicine just takes the edge and nothing else off! Glad you had a good, although busy, weekend! Oh, and you're so deserving of your LOCA award (take that however you like!) ;-)

Susanne said...

Congratulations! An award well deserved!

And you're looking great girl in your cute new outfits! :)

Praying for your dental visit tomorrow!

Stacey said...

You are just such a funny person!!

I love Famous Daves, too. Only been there once because it's about an hour drive but totally worth it!

How are things with the jerky boss-man? I've been thinking about you.

Hope everything flows smoothly while on your meds : )

Angie said...

Yay, you are back! I was afraid that you weren't gonna be sharin' your wisdom with us anymore.
Love the pics BTW! And I just about peed my pants when I got to the last paragraph...too funny!

I will be prayin' for ya tomorrow! I had a RC a few years ago and I hate the dentist too, and it wasn't all that bad!

Did I already say that I was glad you are back? Oh, OK!

Everyday Mommy said...

I'm laughing so hard I can't even breathe!!

Addie said...

Hee Hee! You're so LOCA! That last paragraph and the split personality bodily functions was just a HOOT!!! Thanks Gibee! And love the pics of you. You look just as I imagined you would! ;-)

BooMama said...

No doubt about it - you are LOCA in all the best ways. :-) Prayers are with you for tomorrow....

Lauren said...

I don't believe you I bet you're waaaaayy hotter than those pictures!

Question: Was that you in the bathroom earlier I heard arguing with yourself?

Rabbit said...

GiBee, you are a NUT. Thanks for makin me laugh! I'll be praying for you and your root canal tomorrow, let us know you're okay when it's over. :)

HolyMama! said...

yep, we've all known you were a little nutty, and loved you for it! man, i wish i had your abs! ;D

Peach said...

Was so missin' you, girl! Glad you're back, at least until you have to go fight with yourself in the bathroom. Hope nobody gets hurt!! Wahahaha!!! I was splittin' my insides after that one.

Will be praying for you and that root canal, bless your heart. You are precious, dear GiBee.

momrn2 said...

How did I miss it that you were having a root canal? I've had 2... I'll be praying for you!!!!

And the whole side effects thing... they put contradiciting things down on purpose. Decreases the risks of possible lawsuit.

Constipated? Can't sue... we warned you. Diarrhea? Can't sue.. we warned you. See, it really does work well... for THEM!!

Faith said...

We'll be praying you through the root canal!! I have on my cheerleader outfit in your honor.

Oh, you just look mahvalous!!!!

Sheri said...

Man. You made me snort my coffee, and then just when I get it under control I had to read Shalee's comments.

MommaB said...

Love it! Love it! Thankfully I had put my coffee down... no spraying for me this morning... but is was close! Congrats on being LOCA... well, well, deserved!!