Thursday, April 12, 2012

Carter and Chloe: The Live Show

I've been meaning to post these videos, but just finally got around to uploading them to YouTube.

This was taken about an hour after Chloe was born.  We learned two things in a hurry -- she has excellent lungs, and she doesn't enjoy bath time!

This was the day after Chloe was born.  Check out those counting skills!

Chloe at about 1 month old.  Isn't she just the sweetest!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Finding My Voice

I've been reminded twice this week that I haven't updated my blog recently.  Yeah yeah yeah, I know.  I don't even have any good excuses to throw out.  It's not exactly like the dog can eat a computer file, now is it?  And I could go on for hours bragging on my beautiful new granddaughter!  And considering I sit for at least an hour every evening with a laptop in my lap, yeah, no excuses there either.  So, we're moving on.....

I can unequivocally tell you, being the grandmother to two beautiful children is heaven on earth.  Carter never fails to amaze me with his intelligence, sense of humor, and imagination.  He's such a little man!  And boy oh boy, does he love his little sister!  Miss Chloe Janette is just the sweetest little baby.  She loves to cuddle and her smiles lights up a room.  Ok, enough bragging.

I've recently found a couple of new blogs that I'm enjoying very much.  One of them wrote suggestions for struggling bloggers.  One of her ideas was to write about what you know.  People, you will thank me NOT to do that.   Some of my areas of expertise are really depressing.  I don't think anyone wants to read that.  Whiny sad stories are not entertaining, right?  And isn't that why people read blogs?  To be entertained, that is? 

If you look at my email address, one would assume I might know alot about farming.  Well sure, I know alot more now than I did 30 years ago, and I could probably impress the hell out of some non-farmers, but believe me, I'm no expert.  Although I suppose I am an expert at living with a farmer.  First tip -- don't marry a farmer if you expect to come first in his life.  The farm will always come first.  If it doesn't, he's probably not a very successful farmer.  Not that that makes it any easier to take.

I'm a mother, so I could always talk about parenting.  Especially single parenting.  (see last paragraph)  But here's the thing -- I made so many mistakes as a mother, I continually look at my daugher and wonder how in the world she grew into the wonderful young woman she is today. 

I'm an uneducated accountant.  Raise your hand if you want to hear about Medicaid billing.  Yeah, that's that I thought.  I've spent the last 13 years working for companies who assist some of the most awesome people you will ever meet.  Why just the other day, one of our clients came to the office to ask me.... WHOA!  HIPPA VIOLATION ABOUT TO OCCUR.  Nevermind.  I really do wish there was a way to share some of my stories from work.  Some of my friends are such a hoot.  And some of my co-workers are a real piece of work.  But since they may or may not read this blog, and since I like my job, and want to continue to work in harmony, that's all I've got to say about that.

I know right now, my friend Jill is reading this and saying to herself, but Barbie!  You love reality tv!You can talk for hours about it!  I don't know -- I do watch alot of television.  And reality tv is definitely a favorite of mine.  Let's see, I could blog on Wednesdays about The Voice, and my new boyfriend Blake Shelton.  I like Dancing with the Stars, but it's kinda hard to watch 2 things at the same time.  DO NOT even bring up TIVO.  Obviously there are ways to get around that, so I must not like it THAT much.  Then on Thursday, I could do a Survivor wrap up.  Lets see, what's left?  I'm only slightly interesting in Donald "The Hair" and his Apprentices, enough to always check in and see who's going home.  Oh I almost forgot American Idol.  I'm just kinda watching that hit and miss too.  See, I even suck at my favorite things!  Truth be told, I'd probably watch them more, but Greg hates reality tv so much, it's just not worth the struggle when he's in the room watching tv with me.  Bleh.

Well look at me -- I just wrote a big ole blog about nothing!  Yay Me!!!  Now I just need to throw in some pictures of my favorite people in the whole wide world and get this thing posted for your entertainment.  See ya sometime!