July 03, 2009

TGIF and Happy Independence Ya’ll!

I have been a neglectful blogger and half heartedly posted a few items this week, but really my heart was not in it at all. I am sorry. Please forgive….

I have been a busy bee. Lo will have her 16th birthday next weekend and I am a-buzz with projects. I usually do things better last minute…hence the busyness.

She has spent the week with her Grandparents and opened up some opportune time to get things done…I will show them to you possibly later; alligator.

One thing I was working on required photos. I have used Shutterfly for years…I just love their website and it takes but a few days and my picture arrive in the mail.

In this case, I needed some asap, so I ordered them through shutterfly but was picking them up at Target.

I had to download them first into for grand editing, then save to my pc, then download back to shutterfly…all sounds easy right? well, never for ME. 4 times I got them to my cart in shutterfly and 4 times I got an “error on page.”

I was gritting my teeth. Stomping my feet. Thinking of cussing. (Ok, possibly I cussed, but no one except the animals heard me) Reaching for ice cream pops (at 9 am) The dogs and Linds had thought I was losing my mind…cause I was.

Finally on the 5th try, it worked. An hour later.

I ran to Target while out yesterday and they had my pictures just like I expected. What I did NOT expect was the amount of pictures. 131 pictures to be exact. YOWZA.

I ONLY wanted 26.

Each time I was getting an error, it I was actually ORDERING the pics.

Luckily the girl in the photo dept felt sorry for me and only charged me for the ones I wanted. I think she felt some pity for me when my chin hit the floor at the sight of 131 pictures and I was on the verge of tears or murder. Always some excitement here for me, right????

We are going to have a nice weekend with the Coach’s side of the family. Looking forward to some laughing, eating and pure merriment. Have I mentioned before how I LOVE my inlaws??? They are the BOMB!

Coach’s Mom is going to teach me how to make deviled eggs…yes, I am 41 and have never made them. I am sure you are stunned knowing what a domestic devil I am already and I have not made them yet....I can eat the heck out of them, now I will know how to make them too! (eating is so much better than making)

DSCN1420 Here is a picture of some weird kids at the July 4th parade 2 summers ago…strange huh?

I share DNA with 2 of them…hence the weirdness.


Happy Fourth of July weekend. Be safe. Remember NOT to stick your face or fingers near lit fireworks…that will not produce a good outcome. Really.

I wish for you all a weekend with family, friends and lots of good food.

Avoid spoiled eggs and hair fires!!!



  1. LOL, I will try my best not to light my hair on fire! We are having a small American BBQ on Saturday, yay 4th of July in China!

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE deviled eggs. I used to make them for myself at home for lunch. Weird, but true. Have fun learning!

    Cute pics! And I would have died too to get 131-- yay Target customer service! I knew there was a reason I loved them.

    Happy 4th!

  2. Oh Suz this thing with the pictures and the computor sounds just like me. I will be so proud of myelf and then bam the computor does something weird, like lock me hours to do some of those things. I can just imagine when you see all those

    Happy 4th of July weekend to you and yours!

  3. 131 pix, yikes! Don't you just hate technology sometimes.
    Hope you and your family have a great 4th! Don't eat too many deviled eggs ;)

  4. I'm a huge 4th fan myself. No fireworks this year since we're leaving on vacay on the morning of the 5th, but I will have a post-parade brunch--complete with decorated children.

  5. Hope you enjoy your weekend - sounds like a lot of fun. Blessings to you and your family.

  6. Good Morning Suz, We're headed to pick up George's folks and take them home. They've been as his sister's home in Tullahoma, TN this week. It will be a long day on the road!!!!!

    Glad you didn't have to pay for ALL of those photos.

    Hope you and the family have a wonderful 4th and weekend.

  7. The photo experience sounds like some I've had in ordering things online. I hate it when that happens.
    Cute kids!
    Good luck with the deviled eggs. We will try to keep from catching afire with fireworks.
    Happy 4th!

  8. oh i hate to see what your cholesteral is bee after eating all those eggs.. he he.. enjoy your "partying"!!

  9. I am usually on the verge of a panic attack each 4th we spend in Knoxville. Vol Fan's family is here so we spend it with them.

    The problem? There are boys. Lots of rough boys. Their 4th tradition? A bottle rocket war. Yes, I said a bottle rocket war. They choose sides and shoot bottle rockets at each other. Yes, there is blood involved.

    They are stupid.

  10. LOL! Yes, we have all been there with something similar to your photo mess. I make the deviled eggs but don't eat them. Hubs always has to taste test to see if they are okay.

  11. Oh my head is spinning! I've submitted multiple orders before, but I blame the sites because they should have a "double check" type of submit button like most of my bills do.

    Have a great 4th of July, and yes....America Rocks, as do our service men and women.

  12. Have a great 4th, girlfriend! America is TRULY home of the FREE!

  13. Great fireworks advice! (sounds like there might be a story there!) Happy 4th!

  14. That picture incident is exactly something that would happen to me! I swear, I hate trying to do stuff like that. It'd take me less time to put together an entire scrapbook of already printed pictures than to have to upload them to some website and mess around with them there! So aggravating.

    Have a very happy 4th! And have fun w/your deviled egg making. (They're a cinch!)

  15. I get so upset when things don't work the way I expect them to in the time frame I've allowed for ~ this happens a lot!

    Enjoy the 4th ~

  16. Happy 4th of July and love the flip flops with the tube socks....(your daughter is wearing in the pic)

  17. glad the girl in target was in a good mood!!

  18. It looks like your children have SOO much energy! JUST LIKE YOU! I hope that you have a blessed 4th :) enjoy the fireworks.. and I hope it doesnt rain.. the whole time :)

  19. Happy 4th!! enJOY your family!!

  20. Want to share your "recipe" for your devil eggs? I didn't learn how to make them until I was 57 (really)!

  21. I was grinning from ear to ear by the time you got to Target. I can't help it, but I laughed out loud when you saw the 131 pictures. Isn't technology wonderful? I know you'll do a wonderful job making deviled eggs. Have a wonderful Fourth (you deserve it!).

  22. HAPPY 4TH!

  23. thank youfor the great safety tips. without your warning i might have just decided i should eat spoiled eggs and have a hair fire :) but i would never put my face or fingers near fireworks... they scare me!

    i know you will have a great weekend with your inlaws :) and pups, galore!

    happy fourth! and happy deviled egg making :)

  24. Well I for one am glad you were too busy to post much this week because I don't have time to read anyone's blog so this eases my guilt, LOL!

    Happy 4th to you and your family: wishing you lovely weather and awesome celebrations!

  25. Ice cream pops to the rescue!

    P.S. I'm forty *cough* six and have never made deviled eggs either

  26. YUP! America ROCKS!!! Take it from ME!

    16??? Wow! I can't wait to see what you've got cooked up for her. I can only imagine. I loved the Blink post you put up. It brought tears to my eyes. You are a wonderful mother. Wonderful.

    Have a great holiday with your inlaws!!!

  27. You were THINKING of cussing? That's it. We're not friends anymore.

  28. I am 32, oh wait, 30 stinking 3, and I don't know how to make deviled eggs either. I am going to wait until I am 42 to learn. If it worked for you, it will work for me, right?


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