Meet Me on Monday and A Redneck Wedding?

October 31, 2010

1. Have you ever been on a cruise?

No...but if I ever do go on one, it's gonna be to some beautiful, tropical location!

2. What is your favorite way to eat eggs?

Deviled yummy!

3. What is your favorite reading material?

Anything by James Lee Burke. He's from my hometown and most of his books are "set" in there. Love his work!

4. Name all the pets that you have ever had?

I could NEVER name all the pets I've had in my life lol. We've had...

Dogs and cats

Birds and Parrots


Guinea pigs

And a pet skunk named Sissy

The two pets we currently have are these two cuties (they're cute, but they're BAD lol) 

Bonsai (Rasta Pug)

And Gidgette (Sleeping Beauty)

5. Were you ever a girl/boy scout?

I was in the Brownies for one school year. We ended up moving to another state after that and I never rejoined. for the weekend recap. Remember the wedding I was telling y'all about a couple of post ago? wasn't what I thought it was going to be at all.

Hubby had told me that all the girls were wearing red and black. So I went and bought a pair of black jeans to go with my red shirt. The day of the wedding I went to get dressed and realized that I gave my sister my only pair of black dress boots. black shoes (besides sandals and it was too cold for those). I ended up wearing a blue sweater with jeans. Which was fine, but I'm sure I'm the odd ball in the pics lol.

I also ended up taking my camera...with dead batteries with me. Damn it! I "borrowed" a couple of their pics off of FB though!

The wedding was actually really sweet. I'd never met the bride before, she's hilarious! You could tell that their wedding was right up their alley! You can't ask for more than that! We've already made plans to have dinner together soon! I really like her!

 Neil and Sarah

 Cutting the cake.


Ha! I love this one! What a sweet couple!

I've been meaning to post pics of my new(er) car that we bought, but I wanted to clean it up first. Hubby and I worked on it all day today. He put in new head lights and replaced some bulbs and stuff that were burned out. I cleaned the inside of it and then we took it to the drive through car wash (I was exhausted just from cleaning the inside lol).'s my new love!

Purdy huh? Lol... It needs a little body work and eventually we're gonna have it repainted but I love it! It's comfy and cushy!

Hope y'all had a great weekend and a happy Halloween! 

October 30, 2010

Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.

Wow...this could be a long list lol. I'm not a person who has a lot of regrets (or so I like to think), but there are some things that I wish I'd done differently.

As I said in my last 30 days entry, I wish I would have finished school.
I wish I would have let my hubby moved to Louisiana instead of me moving to NC.
I wish that I wouldn't have let certain things/people get to me.
I wish that I could have proven my innocence.
I wish that I would have treasured my time with my Mom more than I did.
I wish that I would have won the lottery ('s my wish list right?).

Too bad wishes rarely come true huh?

Redneck wedding today. Snuggling tonight, and tomorrow (since hubby found out he has the day off tomorrow too). You can never go wrong with snuggling!!

I've got some 'splainin' to do!

October 29, 2010

Ahhh! I'm loving the colors of the new layout! I liked the fall layout that I'd done but it was bumming me out lol! This is much more up my alley!

A couple of days ago I posted an entry that made me sound like "Bitter Betty" and when my sister read it she thought it was directed at her. I felt so bad about that so I wanted to explain. It was directed at my former bff (aka the pain meds theif). See, I'd talked to my other sister that day and she told me that she'd ran into former bff and she was running her mouth...about me.

I guess her actions (stealing my pain meds), and being a total bitch about it when she found out that I actually saw her do it is bothering me more that I'd care to admit. Everyone tried to warn me about her, but hell after being friends with her for over 10 years I never thought she'd really steal from me.

Anyway...she told my sister that she doesn't want anything to do with me (ditto bitch!), that she didn't steal from me (your nose is growing, I SAW YOU), that her Mom doesn't believe me (ummm...wrong!) and that I was never a true friend to her. She doesn't want me talking to her Mom, or seeing my God children anymore.

God that hurt! I mean, you can be mad at me all you like, but don't punish the kids for it. It's not their fault that their Mom is a drug addict and a thief.  The last time I went home, she was in jail. I got to spend a lot of time with them (the kids) on that trip. Those kids need a positive role model in their lives (besides their grandma).

I just wish she'd grow up already. I wish she'd just shut up about it already. It's not like I'm going around talking about her to everyone who'll listen (well, except in here lol). I wish she'd realize that I'm not going anywhere. Even if she doesn't want to let me see the kids her Mom will let me when I go home. I wish that she'd realize she's acting like an effin' idiot at the moment!

If she really feels that way about me maybe she should stop reading my blog. I mean...why do you care what I have to say if you really feel that way about me? Grow up girl, grow up.

Whew! Ok...I'm DONE! Now....dear Sister, I would never say those things to/about you, or anyone else that I love. Silly girl!

Getting my hair did today. For some reason ever fall I get a "wild hair" to color my hair a darker color. So a friend of mine is coming over today and is gonna help me color it! I'll be sure to post pics!!

Looking forward to the weekend. Lots of snuggle time with hubby! Yay!

Friday Follow.....

October 28, 2010

I feel like I owe y'all an apology, my blog entries seem to be all doom and gloom lately. I'm going through a slight "funk." That's the only way I know how to describe it. Sad part is...I don't even know why. I hate when I get like this. I think I'm going stir crazy from being in the house too much lol.

Some of you may remember that hubby is an ordained minister (he went online and got ordained when our old roomies asked him to marry them!), well this weekend one of his friends is getting married and asked hubby to perform the ceremony. So Saturday we'll be decked out in our Saturday's shirts and black jeans for the girls, and the "Johnny Cash" look for the guys. Should I be embarrassed that I had to ask what the "Johnny Cash" look is?? I mean...couldn't they have just said "all back?" Honestly...I feel like I'm going to the "Redneck Wedding of the Year!" haha... But hell, hubby and I will be able to get out of the house for a little while, so I'm not complaining.

Hubby is back to working two jobs again. It sucks. I'm spoiled. I'm used to him working 7am - 1pm and then having him to myself for the rest of the day. Now when his class is finished he's been going to one of the small local airports and working on airplanes until 6 or 7pm. He's exhausted.

So I got a new(er) car. It's a 2000 Lincoln LS. I love it. It's cushy as hell. I need to clean it up, as soon as I do I'll post some pics for y'all.

Anynoodles...y'all be patient with me please. I swear...the "doom and gloom" wont last forever!

30 Days of Truth - Day 22

It's been a while since I worked on this, life kind of got in the way. But I figured it was time for me to finish what I've started!

Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.

Quit school. That would be my biggest one. I wish I would have graduated and gone to college. There are so many reasons why, which I wont bother to list.

Moved away from Louisiana. Away from my family. Don't get me wrong, I love my husband and I'd be lost without him. But I wish I would have never moved away from my family. It seems like I'll never get back there. Living there I mean. Though hubby has been looking for jobs closer to there, it doesn't seem like any of them pay what he's making here.

Let myself be treated like I'm less than someone. I've never let someone treat me like I didn't deserve to be in the room. Until recently. It wont happen again. If you want respect, sometimes you have to demand it. Sometimes even the people that you consider your friends can treat you like shit....if you let them. Try it again, I dare you!

There's so much I could say, to so many people!

October 27, 2010

My thoughts are scattered. I'm worried about a friend. Happy for a couple of my family members. Sad for someone. I could go on and one. Instead, I'll just say what I need to say. To no one in particular. Hell, as long as I'm getting it out!

Thank you.
I love you and I miss you.
Can we do that again?
STUF, and while you're at it, grow the fuck up.
Nice try, didn't work.'s life going for YOU?
I'm sorry.
I don't want to damn it.
I'm so over it.
I need you.
In more ways than one.
Are you blind?
I couldn't be happier for you. 
Are you kidding me?
You're an idiot.
You look so good in love.
I'm so proud of you both. 
I'm not going anywhere.
Sucks doesn't it?
It must suck to know that your Mom believes me 
and not you. 
Everyone will find out the truth.

Does it make me feel better? Nahh, not really.


October 26, 2010

Only Parent Chronicles

Fa que and your girl friend too!

October 23, 2010

I should be in bed. I should be sleeping. I'm so tired I can't see straight, really. I didn't sleep last night. Yup, those days are back again. I was doing so good, going to bed and falling asleep by 11 every night with no meds. And now here I am, back to not sleeping at all at least once a week.

I know what's causing it. Stress. I can't really go into what's causing the stress, prying eyes and all. I've always been the kind of person who holds shit in until I explode. Do you hear the ticking yet? Yeah...I'm that close. The anxiety attacks have started again too. Yeah me.

Can I just say that I'm in love with fall though? Don hates when our yard gets covered in leaves, I love it. I love looking outside and seeing all those gorgeous colors.  It just makes me happy, makes me smile!!

Want to know what else makes me smile??? know you do! It's this...this song! As much as I love the words and could think of quite a few people I could "dedicate" it to...I love the music! It's upbeat and happy music! Makes me smile every time I hear it!! Enjoy y'all!

ROUX DAT!! Gumbo Cook-Off Pics.

October 19, 2010

The last of the big festivities that I attended was that 21st annual World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off. Whew...I wish I could describe what the air smelled like. The only way I can is to say it smelled like HOME!!

I haven't had the chance to attend the cook-off since I moved to North Carolina. I'd forgotten how much fun it is! There's just something about the smell of roux in the air! There are two different types of gumbo eaters. The die hards....who can eat gumbo any time of year. And the wussies...who only eat gumbo in the winter, when it's cold outside. I'd have to say I'm a die hard, there's nothing better than a big ol' bowl of gumbo with a scoop of potato salad on top! Yummy!

It was extremely hot this year though, the temps were in the high 90's on all three days of the cook-off. Whew. There's no way in hell I could have walked around all day tasting gumbo. I don't know how the "real die hards" did it.

There were 91 different teams (booths) this year, more than any year before. And I read somewhere that there were over 30,000 people at this years event. I have to admit that I think it's hilarious that BP sponsored this years cook-off! You just gotta love that!

Onto the pictures...
On Friday night we stopped by to visit with Diann and Tomy (at the cook-off) before we headed out to the cattle festival. There's a saying in Louisiana, "If your Grand Momma sneezes that's a reason to throw a party!" I think it's true. In the three weeks that I was there I attended two festivals and the cook-off! So much fun.

Ronnie and I playing around with the beer koosie that Tomy had. I'm a tough bitch, in case you didn't know! Haha! That even sounds funny when I say it!!

This would explain my black eye...not.

The Thinker
We didn't stay there very long. Denise, Ronnie, Misti (was my bff) and I headed out to the cattle festival.

We ended up running into Misti's parents and her kids (my Godkids). This is Misti, Jannah and I.

I ended up going home early this night, my ribs were killing me and I just wasn't in the drinking mood. I'd never been to the cattle festival though so I had to at least try to go.

Sunday morning I got up early and went to help Diann and Tomy for the cook-off.

Pelican's on the Bayou booth

When I got there Diann and one of their friends/employees Matt were in the middle of making a huge decoration for their booth.  This is the brochure for the cook-off, it's also the image that was used for the cook-off posters.

Diann decided to make a life size fleur de lis like the one on the above pic. Matt is an amazing artist so he helped her out with it. They did an amazing job!

 As usual I'm not all that organized with my pics sor they're all out of order.

Misti and Diann's dad Frank.

BIL Tomy snacking on something.

It's 9 am and there are already quite a few people there. I had to park almost three blocks away.

 Haha...I think Diann's getting aggravated!!

Oh yeah....she's totally aggravated!  That's never a good thing!

Getting the artwork hung up

Anthony is a really good friend of Diann and Tomy's who works for them from time to time. This man can cook a mean gumbo!! He was actually featured on "How Do They Do It?" show when they did a story on Tabasco Sauce. They filmed him cooking some gumbo at my sisters restaurant. I'll post the video at the end of this post.

Diann and Tomy (reppin' the tabasco pepper shirt)

The Roux Dat Crew

Can you read those signs? Good Lord the gumbo was GOOD!

Diann and her Dad Frank. This was my first time meeting him (long story), he's a really nice guy and he loves my sister to death! Gotta love him for that.

Tomy and Anthony

That's one big ass bottle of Tabasco

Can you believe that someone stole one of these bottles?? I couldn't believe that. But then I learned a lot about what people will steal on this trip.


 Look at that seafood gumbo! 5 different types of crab mean, shrimp and oyster gumbo. They ended up running out of the seafood gumbo about halfway through the day.

Big ol' pot of yumminess!! Chicken and sausage gumbo

Seafood gumbo...and the oar they stirred it with haha

Adding some chicken to the pot

Stir it Anthony

Anthony and Frank

Remember this? Diann and Matt's masterpiece??

That baby won Diann, Tomy and the gang 3rd place for "most unique booth!"

I was surprised that they didn't place for their gumbo. The last four years in a row they've been finalist. But not this year. They didn't care though, they just do it for the fun of it. I would have love to have seen them win though.

To be honest...I'm not sure what this was. Haha...I took so many pictures that I can't remember.

Double, double toil and trouble. Lmao...I love Anthony's expression!!

That's a lot of meat yo!

Diann taking pictures...gotta love her expression

Tomy and Frank

Diann and her Dad

Dago (one of Tomy's good friends) and I serving up da gumbo

This is the video of Anthony on "How Do They Do It?". It's so cool to actually see my sister and her husband's hard work on a tv show. They love Pelican's (on the Bayou) and they're very proud of their business. I'm proud of them too...shhh...don't tell 'em I said that though! Fast forward to the 10:00 mark to see Pelican's, Anthony (AJ) cooking his gumbo and all about Tabasco Sauce. It's really quite interesting!

This is a slide show of pics that BP posted. Wait until you see the size of the crowd! Whew...that's a lot of people cher'!!

That's all for today. I think the only pics I have left of my trip home is pics of food and scenery. I'll post those tomorrow.

Have you booked your flight to Louisiana yet? No? What in the hell are you waiting for people??