Friday, January 30, 2009

Repost......

So, i used to write funny posts.....my life was full of funny stories....but lately im not as funny for some reason.....anyway, i was looking through some of my old posts and this was from last summer....its pretty humorous.....Just another day in the life of me....thought i would repost it for some of my new bloggy friends!! enjoy

This past Saturday was a crazy day for me........


As ive mentioned before, I have worked for a Dance Studio, Jo Ann Neal Dance Studio, on and off since 99'. Ive have only taught classes until this year. I just have a hard time finding child care for Landon during the studio hours AND i AM almost thirty (elbow elbow) kidding. I still sub every now and again, but for now i am just workin the front desk, i can bring Landon when i do that....he basically just adds to the noise that is the front room where the parents and their "sweet sweet toddlers" wait for the older siblings.....its heaven.....and i figured WHY NOT?? I am already gonna be annoyed.....lol kidding, the moms are a RIOT, I have a BLAST catching up on the "gossip" they share.


Anyway, we had our annual Dance Rehearsal and Recital Friday and Saturday night, and can I just say......I would have rather been one of the teachers this year!!!!


Why Staci? Why would you want to be dancing on the stage and or sidelines dance after dance trying to remember "what the heck are the steps again?" OR suffer masses of humiliation when one of your students doesn't show up and you have to squeeze into a 9 year olds costume and perform the dance all the while noone besides the kids in the dance notice that your not a nine year old (i have NO chest, that must be the problem) OR suffer the stress of several of your classes blacking out cause they have stage fright and you have to be the one to say "they did it fine in class" WHY would you want to do that to yourself????


WHYYYY you ask?


Because dealing with all that is MUCH MUCH easier and less stressful than dealing with the PARENTS of the children in the show. Im serious!!!


This year I was a stage hand.....i was just part of the "staff" I even had a black shirt with the word "staff" on the sleeve....if i were workin a concert i would be the one keeping you off stage, a bouncer if you will. I know yall a picturing lil ole me with my chest pushed out and my arms folded!!! Anyway in this case i wasn't dealing with groupies I was dealing with stage moms....


I mean really do you people not know how to follow directions???? Its slightly ridiculous.....heres the thing, before the recital Joann made it clear if you are a "stage mom" (these are the moms chosen to stay with all the kiddos in the particular class, i mean we cant have EVERY mom on the stage other wise what would be the point to having a recital) anyway she told them after their particular dance they needed to take the kids to the rehearsal hall and wait with them until the intermission and then the parents would come to get them. And to NOT take them ANYWHERE else........and what do they do??? I just cannot tell you how many frantic mothers came to me to ask "where in the world is Carmen Sandiago" And if you know me, im not good with confrontation.....i didnt say i was scared of it, i said i wasnt GOOD at it. I usually let my mouth talk before my mind works.....its a disease.....anyway im the nicest person you will ever meet, but if you make me mad.....i might say some insulting things or you may leave having your ego crushed. I thought i might mention if you are full of yourself, you are immediately on my list.....i cant stand it.


And then there was the clowns.......yes i said clowns...........oh lord the clowns. Okay so Joann will occasionally dress up as a clown and visit the sick children in hospitals to give out candy and sorts, which i think is great.....and she has come across some fellow clowns in her time. And she decided it would be cute to do a clown dance of sorts. So meet Bebop:

She looks nice enough dont you think? (sorry this is the only pic i could find of her, and this really does not do her justice....)




Okay now pretend your a child again and Bebop decides to plop down. In a chair. In the corner of the room. All alone. Watching you.


Would you freak???



Thats
what I thought.


So now not only am i running around looking for lost children, but i am also trying to figure out a way to tell Bebop that shes going to need to park her clown arse somewheres else(remember im not "good" with confrontation) .....i mean really, i thought the stage moms were clueless....your a clown for Gods sake, not everyone thinks your cute......i would venture to say AT LEAST HALF the population of the world has NIGHTMARES about you BEBOP!!!!


I say something to the effect of "Bebop, I can call you that right??" "Okay, um yeeeeeah (office space) your scaring the hell outta that lil girl there that is, um, WRAPPED IN A DAMN TOWEL so that she doesnt have to look at your scary arse!!!" "You think maybe we should move you into another room, saaaay, one with NO CHILDREN??"




Bebop was very nice, and agreed, but not before asking me for some asprin......hmmm....hangover much? What is it with drunken clowns? I mean she MUST have been to miss the fact that about 70 katrillion children were running and hideing behind the "stage moms" SHEEESH!!!!


And lets not forget that the running theme of this years recital was MARY POPPINS....OH JOY, BRING ON ALLLLLLLL the people dressed as jack n the boxes and Dolls and Toy Soldiers and CLOWNS...wait there werent clowns in Mary Poppins?? WELL THERE WERE IN THIS RENDITION.....can you see me running around hiding clown people from scared children?? Not to mention one of the clowns being JOANN herself......im like FOR REAL PEOPLE??? ARE YALL MENTAL?? Who doesnt know clowns are scary....
The recital went off well, but not for lack of lots of stress on my part.....so SHOUT OUTS to all the stage hand people we never see.......yall rock.....and I QUIT!! LOL kidding

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Recent Blogalicious Designs

So i know i don't post nearly as much as i used too, but i have good reason. Steph and I are workin really hard getting blog sites and web sites designed and installed and I feel like i have had barely enough time to breathe. BUT its all worth it to see someones style and ideas come together and to hear how excited they are when they see it for the first time!!


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This next one is a website i did for my dads side of the family selling t-shirts with funny pictures and slogans.


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Hill Country Chic is an antique store in New Braunfels TX and she needed a site to feature her store items and also to bring in more clients.


A nut in a nutshell needed a new blog design, she has 250 followers....holy canoli!!!



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Staci's Heart

Just felt like expressing some of the things on my heart, for no particular reason actually, just because.

Because i feel like it GAH!!

Someday ill be able to reflect on how i was feeling during this time in my life. I think that will be fun....i guess that's why i blog, for me, for my kids.....so they can look back and have a description of what they were like, how they were feeling....at any given time.

Anyway here it goes:

Staci's Heart is dwelling on.........

1. Baby Grace and her last words to her damnable parents (if you can even call them that) my heart aches for the innocent children who are brutally beaten and sometimes killed by the only people they can trust. Havent thought about this for some time, but now that i have read this it will be on my mind all night, thanks alot self.

2. the three sets of under ware my three year old has gone through today and its not even noon....this is gonna be a looong day. Landon is potty trained now YEEEY!! I knew it would happen!!

3. The stress wrinkles on my husbands sweet forehead....i just want to kiss them away :( Still has em, now its not so much do to losing his job again as it is actually DOING his job. :)

4. The job my husband just accepted, back to wachovia....or wells.....will it last, will it provide enough income....worry worry woe Still there, thank God, got a promotion to Department Manager!! Yippie

5. Do I yell too much at my kids when I'm frustrated? Is it really better than swatting their hineys when they are disobedient? I need to learn patience. Still workin on this one :)

6. My lack of sleep lately.....whats up with that?? I'm exhausted but i cant sleep. Still kinda restless, wow, its been that long huh? maybe i outta get that checked??

7. I need to stick to my workouts....I'm such a slacker. PSH, man i REALLY need to be more consistant.

8.My friend that I've known since fifth grade, whom i used to spend almost everyday with....whom i considered to be one of my best friends.......he's getting married and i didn't find out from him....why do we loose touch with those that mean the most to us? Got to go to the wedding, it was wonderful to see him, even reconnected with a bunch of long time friends, just wish i could go back and change things....

9.Why do i dream about things i wish i wouldn't dream about? Why cant i forget..... still cant forget

10. I miss u. :(`` I still miss u

11. Why am i so insecure about my body? I hate my body... still hate my body



I'm done....

Friday, January 23, 2009

Raise your hand....

If you remember this song??

This totally time warped me right back to when i was an emotional 7th grader eating buckets of brownies and staying up way past my bed time crying because my boyfriend broke up with me......on our 1 month anniversary to which i responded "is this some kind of cruel sick joke??"

I shoulda been an actress.....i was clearly meant for dramatics....



I have no shame....i still get up and dedicated "hopelessly devoted to you" to him when im out singing karaoke....gets a good laugh from those who know me well....

Anyway enjoy!!!

* Be sure to scroll all the way down the page to pause my playlist so you can hear the song in all its glory!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Craaaaza Kid

Ive decided i need to document the funny and rediculous things my kids say these days....cause i always forget and end up sounding like a dufus when im like "oh my goosh gosh landon said the funniest thing today........" "But i cant quite remember what it was.....now what waaaas it" *shrug*

So anyway this morning I work for about an hour at the dance studio i have taught at off and on for years, this year im just doing the desk.....gets me outta the house, which is a MUST these days. So that means that ONE day a week i actually put my face on. So anyway i had just gotten outta the shower and gotten the bubba's bag packed and breakfast on the table and i went up stairs to grab my hair dryer and straightner.......i bring it down stairs to do my hair in the half bath so i can keep an eye on the rug rats so they dont choke on their fruit loops or something like that.....and Landon spots me and says.

"Noooo mom, dont do your hair down HEEEERE, its gonna make me crazy!!!"

I laugh and say,

"oh honey, dont worry, you already ARE crazy"

and he replies

"no im NOT im THREE"

Crazy kid........

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Just One of THOSE dayz

I was in rare form yesterday when i filled this out......my fabulous husband made a choice that left me slightly perturbed....i took it out on him in random questionnaire form.....enjoy!!! LOL and i will preface it by saying I LOVE HIM...I really do ;)



If I were a doll, the accessories packaged with me would be:

pj's, a lean cuisene (preferably the turkey dressing and cinnamon apples one) a laptop, a towel on my head, and if it were the kind of day im having today for barbie.....a bottle of vodka and a pack of cloves........id be disgruntled mom/wife barbie :)

I have an irrational fear of:

Whales.....and im not kidding ask anyone who knows me

What type of food do you eat at your grandparents house?

expired food :)

What weight were you when you were born?

i think i was pretty average like 7.5 i think, but im not really sure considering i was an infant......

What would you do if you were stranded on an island with the person you hate most?

id pull a lord of the flies on her ass!!! i really am haveing a rather hostile day.....

What would you do if you found out you had been cheated on?

this is really a loaded question......i mean, i would have a heart attack im sure.....but i cant say id know how i would really react. I love my husband......so with that comes responsibility to love him even when he screws up....so.....idk,I hope i never have to face that.

Do you stalk anyone on blogger?

sure, who hasnt....im a curious creature by nature.

I find the thought of childbirth:

more desirable than i should.....i have the WORST baby fever ever!!!

Next door to my house is:

uh...the house next door....

My feet are:

dispickable.....just gross

My preferred style of jeans is:

lowrise boot cut....not to tight

Know how to cook?

i do, but i dont like to

I am annoyed with:

someone whom i live with that will remain nameless *cough jason cough*

What child-related smell do you not like?

what kinda question.......

What sea creature scares you?

WHALES

What color hair do most of the people you are around have?

poop colored

What object have you broken most recently?

id like to break someones face......but ill refrain;)

Name one of the Spice Girls:

posh

What was the last thing to make you cry?

when i was reading Breaking dawn on saturday.....i know im lame.....

My favorite shoes are:

my miss sixty leather flat footed boots.....AMAZING

Can you use chopsticks?

im not coordinated enough

Do you prefer beaches or forests?

beaches

What serial killer do you find most disturbing?

it would be disturbing if i knew the answer to that.

Who knows a secret or two about you?

jesus :)

Have you ever burned yourself?

i once set my hair on fire........im serious :)

Who is probably talking a load of crap about you right now?

who isnt.....im the topic of lots of peoples conversasion.....im not sure why

Who is your hero[s]?

jesus

Where is your sister right now?

at work im sure

Do you believe in things that last forever?

sure

What are you listening to?

white noise

What do you smell like?

sweet pea :)

Are you married?

*sigh* yep

Does anyone regularly tell you they love you?

Yep.

Do you have any bad habits?

picking my nose......lol kidding

Have you ever wanted to be a teacher?

hell to the no

What is one thing you've learned about life?

that its not always bunnies and rainbows

What's your favorite color?

burnt orange and navy

Have you ever been stuck in an elevator?

not recently no

What does your dad call you?

staci.......

Has anyone told you that they like you more than a friend?

um yeah

What are you looking forward to?

tomorrow....cause today BLOWS

How are you today?

irritated....have i mentioned that yet??

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Landon's 3rd bday party!

We had a great time today with all our friends and family!! Landon had a blast bounceing in the moon walk with all his buddies and got a lot of cool presents!!!
The Birthday boy!
His Big Bubba!

Bouncey Bouncey
Ashton Claire
Me and My Man
Leccers and Ryan
Manda Kay and Logan
JD and Addy
Livy and Dawn
Mimaw and Sleepy bday boy
Time to blow out the candles


Marcus and Kaden

Presents!!!

All in all it was a great day!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Birthday my precious boy!

From the moment I first held you in my arms, I fell in love.
When you smiled your first smile, i knew i was in for it. You had completely stolen my heart.
and then you sat up on your own.......
and then crawled across the floor.......once you began to walk there was no stopping you
from getting into my make-up
to making sure you were covered in sunscreen, so maybe then i would take you to the pool to "fwim"
And lets not forget how quickly you developed your own sense of style..... independence you gained from me......
Your silliness, your innocence, your incredible beauty, it inspires me to be the best person, the best mother I can be.....

Although i wish you would stay in my arms forever....never grow a day older, i want to wish you
Happy birthday .........to my youngest son........i love you more than you know.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Do tennis shoe....

So, i had my hair did the other day over at Jabez salon, big shout out to Karla for the rad shape and color, She rocks!!!

I still support my homie Lisa over at twirl....but shes pretty far from home and Jabez is a hop skip and a jump away from my pad.

Just thought Id let you see my new do, and go see her if ya want an excellent stylist!!


So I had my hair did the other day and im very happy with it. Big shout out to Karla over at Jabez salon. She rocks!!!

I still support my homie Lisa over at twirl....but shes pretty far from home and Jabez is a hop skip and a jump away from my pad.

Just thought Id let you see my new do, and go see her if ya want an excellent stylist!!

Righteousness

I'm trying not to ignore the Lords call that I speak to you all about Righteousness today....but then the pain in my arse (literally) has overshadowed that call for the last few days and caused me to feel lazy, its no excuse i know....but as is everyone else, my new years rez was to get back into shape and darned if i don't feel it!!!

Today I laughed out loud as i did the "Hip Abduction" machine...shooooot I hope it abducts my hips....that would be SUPER!!! I think that made my uncomfortable work out more uncomfortable, as if there weren't enough people staring at me as I tried to shove my inner thighs together (as weak as they are) against resistance, then i had to read that and laugh out loud.... I'm sure all those buff bodied people thought i was nuts!!

Anyway back to what matters,

When I used to hear the word "Righteous" i normally pictured someone "self righteous"....unless of course I was thinking of Jesus....I don't know why i did that, but its rare that I felt i could find an individual that had that trait without being a little OVERLY confident. KWIM?? (for those of you who don't know txt message lingo that means "know what i mean" and don't feel stupid...i only recently learned this ;) ) Anyway, until recently this word was sorta ugly to me.....until of course the Man upstairs taught me what real righteousness is........

I present you with the story of the tax collector and the pharisee....

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Luke chap 18: 9-14
9To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:

10
"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11The Pharisee stood up and prayed about[a] himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'

13"But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'

14"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."


In other words the one who hated who he had become, who was ashamed of how he acted, the one who was HONEST before God about his sin, HE was the the one who went home justified before God.

This amazes me.

It reminds me that the Lord understands, that he understood that we are not and never will be perfect. We were BORN into this life, into sin......and he saved us from it.

Please dont misunderstand, im not trying to justify my sin, or say that anything that I have done is right, or use Jesus as a safety net. Im just saying that "Righteousness" before the Lord is not perfection before the Lord.......it is being humble, being honest about your struggles and relying on HIM to help you overcome.

Im tired people, im tired of pretending that my life is easy or perfect......its not. AND it never will be......and you know what, neither is YOURS!

God never asked us to pretend as Christians......so why do we?? When we do that, we lie.....and we cause others pain when our true hearts are revealed. If you look within Gods word, you will see that God uses those who have sinned, those who are broken, to bring others to himself.

Look at Paul, who used to be Saul......Look at King David, who commits adultery........and then sends her husband to his death.....did we not learn from his mistakes??? Did God not love him still??? Im just sayin......

I digress......

I want to challenge you today, to be righteous before the Lord....to be like the tax collector and hate your sin, to beat your chest before your Father and cryout for his help.

But my friends, do not hide it. Do not feel unworthy. The Lord LOVES you STILL, and longs to wipe the slate clean......even if he has to a million times.......

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Think on this.....

Whatever seed Jesus planted in mothers hearts that allows them to identify to fake mothers on TV shows that i prob should spend time watching, i want it removed!!!

Raise your hand if you've bawled your eyes out uncontrollably after seeing a mother loose her child on TV, then begin to get overly paranoid about something terrible happening to your child. So much so that you beg the Lord to not allow anything like that to EVER happen to your babies before you fall into a deep sleep only to dream about something terrible happening to your child.

I know your out there......

Okay Okay, i don't want it removed per say.....but man oh man did i have a terrible time of it last night. Anyone watch Private Practice on Wed?? Anyone?? Well i didnt but i DVR'D it and Im kinda sad that I did.....

So this mother, thinks that because she vaccinated her son (her oldest) that he in turn developed autism.....there are lots of studies that suggest this, but has it been proven yet?? NO. However this mother becomes so obsessed with keeping her two younger sons from living out the same fate that she refuses vaccinations for them....and as a result her middle child develops the measles and dies. WHAT?? Because this mother wanted to protect her children she looses them.....and sooo the water works began.....and i began to realize, how out of control i felt.....which is an issue i have issues with ;) remember im a tad OCD....lol so then i LOOSE control and begin to weep....i felt like my heart was gonna burst outta my chest.....

I'm just throwin it out there that I think i would die of a massive heart attack if anything ever happened to one of my children. They are my world. Watch a few moments of this and tell me you dont want to just die.




Makes me realize how MUCH our Lord sacrificed so that we could live.........

think on that for a while.......

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Give Away Today

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Life is short......

I had a million things to complain about yesterday all swirlin around in my head and ready to be puked onto this blog until i arrived home.....



When i arrived home from a mini vaca with a girl friend, i plugged in my phone that had died while i was away and noticed one of my be fri's had called several times.....she does'nt normally do this and so i knew something was up.



When i finally got her on the phone she informed me that her ex boy friend had been shot and killed.



I was shocked. I haven't seen nor talked to Rufus in years, but he was a wonderful, funny, full of life guy whom never met a stranger.



He had just graduated from A & M and had his whole life ahead of him and some random person decided he deserved to be killed.



Ive been keeping up with whats been going on and i am glad to know his killer has been caught. Here is an article, for those of you who knew him and would like information.

http://www.theeagle.com/local/Police-search-for-a-motive


It breaks my heart that those who loved him will be forever without. And it makes me realize that i TRULY have NOTHING to whine and complain about.



May you rest in peace Rufio!!!

** Updated news info and info about a memorial for those who want to pay their respects

http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/37074594.html

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

We had such a wonderful new years with good times and good friends, hope everyone had a wonderful safe time!!

Wishing you all a blessed and happy new year!!!

CHEERS!!