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Forty Wonderful!

So since last we spoke…

  • I turned 41! Can you believe it? Okay, you probably can, but I can’t. 41? Time really does zoom on by. So blessed to see another year!
  • LG has informed me that we need to spend MORE time together. More y’all! We are nearly joined at the hip now, but I love my girl so now? I wake her up at 5:45 instead of 6:05 so we can spend 20 minutes cuddling and discussing what’s happened in our lives since her 8:00 bedtime the night beforeΒ  -_-
  • I’m down 5 pounds with my clean eating/increased exercise routine. Happy about it. Another 10 pounds and then I’ll be revisiting the whole “how to eat a few treats every now again without gaining the weight back” issue.
  • I have tailgated all across the south. And by “all across” I mean Baton Rouge and Itta Bena πŸ™‚ Of course we tailgate at JSU home games, but this season we’ve taken it on the road as well. Had a ball at Southern and MS Valley. We are truly making memories!
  • I have been wonderfully blessed by Disco Diva! One day on the twitter, I mentioned that I was going to ask for a stand mixer for Christmas. Do you know she told me she had one she never used and boxed that bad boy up and sent it to me? I am so very, very grateful. Ms. Mixtress posted the other day about folks saying it’s “just the internet,” but I wholeheartedly agree with her – the folks I have met and “met” via blogging and Twitter are simply awesome and I’m thankful for each of you.
  • And now? Pictures. Behold:

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My purty new stand mixer! Making a cake next weekend to break this bad boy in πŸ™‚

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I know I posted this on the Twitter, but this bar/lounge that some enterprising folks at Mississippi Valley set up at the tailgate just tickles me to no end! I should be so smart.

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Deep fried koolaid from the fair. LG requested it and then declared it “gross.” I didn’t think it was gross, but it certainly wasn’t delicious!

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This kid cracks me up. Especially when she’s wearing light up shades and dancing around my room.

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LG and H after the 3rd grade play. I wish they weren’t so shy…

 

Y’all have a great weekend! We’re supposed to tailgate for JSU’s Homecoming, but since Grambling players are on strike and not coming to play, I’m not real sure how that’s gonna play out!

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20 thoughts on “Forty Wonderful!

  1. Happy Birthday! Twitter is a awesome place to meet people. Some of the people I’ve met via Twitter and Blogs are pretty cool people. I love your blog and LG is just too funny! Love to hear about her!

  2. Deep fried koolaid? I have questions! How? What? Why?

    Those stand mixers are awesome! I have one and love it deeply. I don’t know how I baked before without one. It makes mixing a breeze!

    Love that you’re sacrificing sleep to get up 20 minutes earlier to cuddle with LG. πŸ™‚

    • That koolaid was….interesting. It smells and tastes like koolaid. I kept trying to figure out what kind of batter was used – it was really light, like the outside of a good hush puppy.

      I cannot wait to use the stand mixer – I am so hyped for it. And now I can ask Smoochy for a new radio for my car instead πŸ™‚

      Oh, the sacrifices! Read my comment to t. sheree πŸ™‚

      • I really thought I needed that mixer in my life…and realized, I don’t bake that often and I need the counter space more! I hope I get some poundcake sent to me! If you freeze it, it should be fine.

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