Country to the City

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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˜‰


Sick Babies April 12, 2006

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

Sometimes I wonder where I get the physical and mental strength from to deal with my life. Just when you think you’re getting into a nice regular routine, it gets flipped upside down and things just go mental.

Today Abby was sick. Sicker than a dog, my poor baby. I go into get her up this morning and she’s lying there on her back smiling at me holding a soft toy of hers. And she’s got these orange lumps in her hair ๐Ÿ˜ฆ At closer inspection, I discover that she was sick during the night and it’s all over her blanket and the sheets, and all over herself. So that meant bathtime ๐Ÿ˜› So I stripped her off her pj’s and took off her diaper and ran her a bath. I cleaned her up and shampooed her hair while she played with her various bath toys. Afterwards, I got her dressed and me thinking that she was allergic to the carrots I gave her for dinner the night before, I fed her breakfast. She seemed fine afterwards, playing with her toys and walking around with a big smile on her face. Then she started getting cranky, so I lay her down for a nap. What a mistake that was. Half an hour later, she starts crying and I go to her and she’s thrown up AGAIN. I call in J and he helps me. He strips her down and changes her diaper. I call the doctor and I discover that it’s probably a stomach bug (Me and J thinks she picked it up the last time we were at the doctor’s office- damn those toys ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) She’s got it all in her hair again, so I half hang her over the bathtub so I can wash her hair again. Then after all that and she’s dressed again, J makes a grocery list and picks up some Pedialyte for her. All the time he’s gone, she’s crying her little lungs out at me and needs to go to sleep. She fights it all the time J is out because her belly is empty and she’s hungry. I can’t feed her anything though. Eventually, around 8pm, I lay her down for bed and she falls asleep straight away. She’s been waking up every two hours though, so I change her diaper and give her some more Pedialyte. It feels like she’s a baby again ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

But apart from all that, everythings been pretty normal today. Watching American Idol (which really sucked tonight and I think the producers are trying to get rid of Ace ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ), making tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for me and J, and trying to get rid of my usual headaches with Motrin. I tell ya, I’ve never had so many headaches in my life since Abby came along ๐Ÿ˜›

A quote I just found on a webpage:

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways – Chardonnay in one hand – chocolate in the other – body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO, What a Ride”


American Idol Update April 11, 2006

Filed under: American Idol,General Life — countryfan @ 1:19 am

According to USA Today, Ace is going to be singing We Will Rock You. Oooh, I am so happy that it’s not going to be Bohemian Rhapsody, I was scared of the Constantine comparisons ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Bring on 7pm ๐Ÿ˜€

ETA: J forgot the cat food so ended up feeding Mercia and Peanut tuna. Ha. I bet they thought they were in kitty heaven or something ๐Ÿ˜€


Forums and Workouts March 4, 2006

Filed under: American Idol,General Life,Web — countryfan @ 2:29 am

Working on a forum is really hard work. I’m kinda glad I don’t have a full-time job. I was offered a job as an admin on Ace Young Fans in the past two days, and I’ve done barely anything but work on there. Pfff. I’m trying to my hardest to promote this board, but it’s pretty hard work. Especially when we’re competing against a board with over 3,000 members and we’ve only got just over 300. We’ve got a pretty long way to go.

I went to the gym on Wednesday and I have an appointment with A.J the personal trainer. He killed me and I’m only just getting the movement back in my joints. It hurts to walk, to sit, to get up, to lie down in bed. I feel as though I’ve been put back together wrong. I guess I’m just not used to heavy workouts ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Sunday will be a nice day. Nick’s mom and sister are going to take Abby in the morning so we can stay in bed and sleep. Hurrah! My first lie-in in almost 12 months! Haha! And then in the evening, I’m going to see David Gray in concert with Nick’s sister. So, I’m looking forward to that! ๐Ÿ˜€


Birthdays, Printers and Ace Young :) February 25, 2006

Filed under: American Idol,General Life,Parenting — countryfan @ 2:39 am

And now we start with the major rundown. It's getting closer and closer to birthday party time, and I'm getting really excited. I can't believe it's been almost a year since I became a mum. It's insane! Time truly flies by so fast! I'm going out with Nick's mom tomorrow to pick out a party dress for Abby. I've seen one at Walmart in yellow and it's gorgeous. The only problem is that at the Walmart near here, they havn't got the size I need (18 months). So we're going to go and find another Walmart tomorrow and find the dress in the size I need. I have my fingers crossed that we can find it!

The party theme is Care Bears ๐Ÿ˜€ Pink and yellow with gingham and #1's. Hehe. It's going to be the birthday I wanted as a kid but never got. That's one of the best things about kids, you can give them everything that you never had as a kid. Eeeee ๐Ÿ˜€

We had to go out and but a new printer recently. Our old Epson decided to give up the ghost, so I trudged out in the freezing cold to Walmart to get a new printer. I found a really decent HP all-in-one for about $70. I thought that was a really decent price ๐Ÿ˜€ I scanned a bunch of photos in and they're on my Flickr site, if you care to look ๐Ÿ˜€

One last thing, AI. OMG, how hot is Ace?! He makes me drool everytime I see him. Okay, I drooled at Con too, but this is different. He doesn't do annoying things like Constantine did. Pure hotness- plus a great, great singer to boot, way better than Constantine ever was. Are you a fan? Please join my friend's Ace forum- Ace Young Fans. And tell them that ProudBrit referred you. It really is a great forum, and there's lots of hot photos on there of him ๐Ÿ˜€

And lets finish off this post with a pic of the hotness: