Sunday, October 7, 2012

It's like Pictionary, but better

There is a game out there in the smart phone world called Draw Something. It's been out for awhile, but I'm kinda slow. Anyways, I have been loving it! It is like pictionary. The game tells you what to draw (you can pick the easy, medium, or hard level), you draw it, and the other person guesses what the word is.
Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure. Try to guess what they are.

These first three are from Anthony.
 This one is from Darcy. I know it already has the answer, but I had to put it on here cause it was awesome!
 And this one is mine. I always forget to take a picture of mine, but there it is!
Anyone who wants to play I would love to play with you! You can find me or Anthony through facebook or email. Happy guessing!

Monday, September 24, 2012

We Have a Pet! Wait, What?!

    Yes, we moved apartments. We knew we were going to a long time ago. The apartment we were in before was in historic downtown Macon. So, the house was old. Terrible heating and air conditioning, like $300 a month terrible. I think I ended up calling our landlord about every other week about something that went wrong in our place. Fridge and freezer not working (yeah that was fun), lights went out outside, dryer not working, water leaking in the walls, electrical problems like crazy, door not locking, hot water heater busting, do I need to go on? Yes, I think I do.


     STILL makes me cringe, ew. Every so often I would hear something in the walls in our bedroom. Like an animal roaming around. Gross. I heard workers and the landlord talking about the issue outside our window. Then for days after I heard them working on it. I wasn't too concerned cause it wasn't actually IN our apartment and they were working on the issue. Right?!?
     So summer came, we went to Toronto for a few weeks. And then we returned... Fleas. In our apartment. I was freaking out. And there was a slight smell. I figured it was a dead animal in the wall. Probably the same one that I was hearing in the walls of our bedroom. And probably why we had fleas in our apartment? I didn't really think about it much. And I really didn't want to think about it. So we left. We decided to come back later with the flea carpet powder stuff since it was pretty localized in the laundry room. With the help of my Mom, we treated the carpet and left the apartment alone for a week or so.
    When we returned, there were fleas again! Ah, again I was freaking out. So we ran to walmart to get flea foggers. Again, it was still pretty localized so we set them off and left again. I don't remember how long it was after the next visit, but we came back and... You guessed it!



    Can you believe it?? I almost can't, but I was there so I know it's true. This time they they decided to venture out into the living room! Luckily our apartment didn't have much carpet. Just our bedroom and the laundry room, but we did have a nice rug in the living room. Which apparently became their home. And the smell, remember the one from earlier? Yeah, it had gotten worse. Much worse. But since we couldn't really do anything about it with fleas attacking us... back to the store we went. This time we got twice as many foggers as the label said to use and set them off. Thank goodness this time it worked.
     All during this by the way I was completely paranoid. Seriously. We bought some flea spray that I would spray around everything. all. the. time. And I was constantly inspecting all of my clothes, shoes, blankets, pretty much anything that I came in contact with or could possibly come in contact with that may have a flea on it. gross.
    The last time we came back we were actually there to pack up our stuff to move. So, when all the fleas were gone (finally!) we started packing.


    The smell. We couldn't stand it anymore, Actually, Anthony couldn't stand it. He was the one stuck packing up the living room with the stench. I was happily in the kitchen with the door shut stink free. We knew it was a decomposing animal. Obviously from all the fleas. So he tracked it down and wanna guess where it was? Remember how I thought it was coming from the wall? Good guess, but no. Any other guesses?
    The couch. Poor couch. Poor us. We found out that it was a possum. A very dead and decomposing possum that decided to bury into our couch and die. So this one stupid little animal brought fleas into our apartment, got fleas over everything in out apartment, cost us hours trying to get rid of the fleas, and hours inspecting all of our possessions for fleas, the money of the carpet powder, flea spray, and three times as many foggers and you are instructed to use, ruined our couch, and completely grossed me out.


So this was our pet. Our very unwanted pet.

No wonder why we wanted to move.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


First year they scare you to death. Second year they work you to death. 

Ain't that the truth. 

     Anthony has been busy, busy, busy these past few weeks. He decided to do a field placement class clerking for a judge in Perry, which is about 30 miles south of Macon. It is at the supreme court so he is getting to know a lot of people and the experience is great! He was also called into the Young Mens at church (leaving me alone in primary with a whole bunch of 10 and 11 year old boys...weird). See? Busy.
     I have been substitute teaching for Head Start. For those of you who don't know, "The Head Start Program is a program of the United Stated Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families." In a nutshell, I am a preschool substitute teacher. It pays almost less than the money it costs to drive there, but I'm still grateful to have a job. And it's nice to think maybe I can make a difference in these kids lives. Or at least for a little while.
     We moved apartments! Ah... makes me smile just thinking about it. However we should have done more research before moving in. The apartment complex only has one internet provider and the bandwidth is way too small to accommodate everyone. I don't use my computer as anymore (never between the hours of 4pm and 12am). But this could also be because it is dying. However it also means that Anthony spends less time at home cause he really can't research or really do anything with our terrible internet, so he stays at school. Another contributing factor to him being busy.     Anyways, things are going well.

Sorry there are no pictures. I'll post some of our apartment as soon as we buy a vacuum.

Monday, August 22, 2011

thoughts about law school

About 5 months ago, we were accepted to Mercer Law School in Macon, GA. (Did you catch that "we"? It's true.) So, we packed up our things and moved south to Macon.

School started about 2 weeks ago with an orientation week and introduction week. Today Anthony started his full class load. Wish him luck!

Before we even moved down to Macon we heard so many things about law school. So many not so good things and very little good things. For instance:

"Just plan on not seeing your husband at all the entire first year."
"You will think at some point 'I can't do this!'"
"Everyone in law school are alcoholics. Seriously, they are."
"I know a lot of people who visit home for 3 months while their spouse study's for the bar."
"Law school is hell on relationships."
and my personal favorite...
"Law school sucks, even when your not in it."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How to Make a Blog Post

Step one: turn on computer
Step two: open firefox
Step four: log on to blogger
Step five: click "New Post"
Step six: write post and DO NOT GET DISTRACTED with gmail, google reader, facebook, amazon, weather, all recipes, stupid computer games, and (tons of) homework!

Most of you probably thought I forgot how to make a blog post, so I wrote down the instructions to prove to you that I didn't :)

I'll be back soon (I promise)!

Sneak peek on my next post: Darcy's engagement, Anthony's graduation, moving to Georgia, Christmas, trip to California, online classes, our new niece, Anthony's birthday, trip to Orlando, Harry Potter World, Valentine's day, and more... Whew!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dr. Seuss? e e cummings?

This semester I am taking an English class. I procrastinated way too long to do this and they don't even offer the class I need anymore! I had a few other options that would fulfill the requirement and American literature was one of them that actually fit into my schedule. Today we read this poem and I thought I'd share it with you.

anyone lived in a pretty how town

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did

Women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain

children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyone's any was all to her

someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then)they
said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain

ee cummings

So, what do you think? Does it sound like Dr. Seuss?

Friday, July 23, 2010