Country to the City

I\’m just a country gal in a big city :)

What a busy day! April 28, 2006

Filed under: General Life,Parenting — countryfan @ 12:06 am

Wow, I don't think I've ever done so much in one day before! ๐Ÿ™‚

To start with, i set my alarm for 7am and I thought that would have been plenty of time to get myself ready and get Miss Abby ready too…oh…it would have been but Abby decided she was going to wake up at 4.30am instead, yep you read correctly..4.30am! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So having gone to bed at midnight and got four and a half hours sleep made me kinda groggy for the majority of the morning. We caught the bus at around 8.45am and made it to the courthouse around 9.15am. So we had some time to kill…so I took Abby down to Borders and we sat in the children's book area and I read her some books (Spot, Sesame Street, etc…) There was a really great one I found about waking up in the morning, so I might have to go back sometime and get that ๐Ÿ™‚ Eventually we got back up to the courthouse and went inside for the oath ceremony. All I will say is that it's a big anti-climax compared to all the years of paperwork. And that Jennie and her family are very nice people…her father-in-law is a riot! Wish my father-in-law was that great! ๐Ÿ˜€ Abby was also very good the whole morning, she yawned a lot and rubbed her eyes..but refused to go to sleep ๐Ÿ˜› I had to shush her a couple of times for making noises, but she was very well behaved ๐Ÿ˜€

And then this afternoon, we went to the Picture People at the mall and we had Abby's pictures taken. It actually worked out cheaper than Sears (which was hard to believe at first!) and we joined some kind of a membership program, so we'll go back there for her Christmas photos and also her 2nd birthday photos. She didn't nap at all this afternoon, so I was most surprised that the photographer could get her to smile at all! My girl's a trooper, just like her Mum ๐Ÿ˜€ I've also discovered that Abby loves the camera and she's very photogenic…I'm very lucky. This is the pose that we ended up buying, she had several taken..but this one was our favourite ๐Ÿ˜€


A very busy week… April 25, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 5:40 pm

This week I've got a pretty hectic schedule. On Thursday, I have two things to do- I'm going to be supporting Jennie in her citizenship oath ceremony (that's at 10am) and then later me and J are going to be taking Abby to the photographers to have her photos taken. My parents gave her $130 for a birthday present and told us that they wanted us to spend it on some professional photos as a birthday gift to her. I thought that was pretty nice ๐Ÿ™‚ Then on Friday, we have a fish fry with J's mom and sister. I like getting out with Abby. I used to hate it because I thought it was such a hassle, but now it's quite enjoyable since she's a lot more interested in everything. She loves to watch the traffic going by and looking at the people she doesn't know. It's a lot of fun for her, I think ๐Ÿ˜›

I've been doing a lot of house cleaning recently, because J has decided that we're going to have a big cookout on Sunday and invite some friends over. It's going to be a lot of fun, because we really don't have that many people over very often. The last people we had over was when we had my baby shower last April ๐Ÿ˜›


Cake and Bratwurst April 21, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 10:07 pm

I've been pretty busy over the past few days. Yesterday Abby had her doctor's appointment, so we had to go to that. And then today I've been busy with the forum…and I've got a ton of housework to do. AYF has really picked up since poor Ace got eliminated ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It sucks as it was one of his best performances of the competition and he got kicked off the show. Stupid Pickle with her fake girlyness ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

 And then for dinner tonight we had bratwurst on the grill with a piece of cake for dessert. I love making cake ๐Ÿ˜›


Oooh Yeah! April 17, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 3:54 pm

I just got the last pair of tickets to the ACM’s in May ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m a Associate Member of the Academy of Country Music, and you have to be a member to buy tickets. Wish I could be a professional member. Maybe a few more years doing the rounds in the bars with Merle and my petition to join will convince them ๐Ÿ˜€

But anyway, I get to meet the stars, go to the awards show and float around like someone important. Another chance to meet Ran and maybe even Carrie…or and Gretchen Wilson and Tim McGraw, and KEITH URBAN!!! Holy cow! *fans self*. I’m gonna start looking for a very nice fancy dress to go in and J’s looking for a tux…so we’ll look like we’re supposed to be there ๐Ÿ™‚ J hates country music with a passion, but I think he’s worried that some good-looking cowboy is going to run away with me into the sunset…(yeah J, and he’s going to have a white horse too ๐Ÿ˜› )

I am going to be very broke though for a long time after this, the tickets cost me $600 for the pair. They had better be good seats ๐Ÿ˜›


Running in Circles… April 15, 2006

Filed under: American Idol,General Life,Parenting — countryfan @ 9:01 pm

So just when I thought that Abby was better, she throws everything back up at me. I scream like a little girl (I’m very squeamish when it comes to those things ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) So, tomorrow, she’s going to be back on Pedialyte, bananas and saltine crackers. Yummy ๐Ÿ˜›

Me and J are better though, but after this episode, we decided that we’re not going to be eating any dairy products. Which is killing me, because I really want to eat some cheese and make up homemade mac n cheese…*stomach grumbles*. I’ve been living off mainly saltine crackers, chicken noodle soup, Gatorade and iced water. How bland ๐Ÿ˜› I’d kill for a nice pizza from Pizza Hut or some crab rangoon from Chopstix. Argh…

Last thought of the day, how could Ace be in the bottom three again on Wednesday?! I seriously don’t get it. Damn those stupid 12 year old girls voting for Kellie Pickler.Pick Pickler?! More like Kick Pickler….bwahahaha ๐Ÿ˜› Seriously, how can anyone resist this gorgeous face?! ๐Ÿ˜€

And also we have to say goodbye to Bucky. It’s sad really, as I really liked Bucky. He was beginning to grow on me and I loved his version of “Fat Bottomed Girls”. I was really entertained by him ๐Ÿ˜€ We’ll miss ya Bucky. Supposedly, he’s heading to Nashville next after he’s been back in NC for a while. Cool. Can’t wait to see him knock the stuffing out of Miss Country Princess CU. I know I used to like her, but after she took all of Miranda’s awards from her at the CMA’s…I am kinda pissed. Miranda has been in the business much longer than her. Anyway, less whining. Bye Bucky, it was a pleasure while it lasted ๐Ÿ˜‰


Yuck… April 13, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 3:58 pm

Me and J have come down with exactly what Abby's just getting rid of ๐Ÿ˜ฆ All I've been doing is drinking water and lying on the couch watching daytime TV. I feel gross ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


Stats Check… April 12, 2006

Filed under: Parenting — countryfan @ 2:27 am

No. of crib sheets changed: 3

No. of loads of laundry run: 3

No. of times Abby had been sick: 4

No. of times pj's/clothes have been changed: 4

No. of baths/hair washes: 3 

No. of beers drank: 2 (so far)

Any advice for me from any of the parents out there? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ