Don’t even say it cuz I already know. Just be happy I’m here. With stories to tell.
Brad and I are still engaged. As a matter of fact, November 11 was the one year anniversary of our engagement. (And also our 4 year anniversary of our first date. Lookie at us choosing to stay together for love.)
We do not currently have any wedding plans, but that point is moot. I have a ring and it’s flippin’ huge. I’ll be alright for awhile.
Having said that, Brad says we are getting married next May. Interesting that we haven’t spent a dime on anything or made even a single phone call. So we must be getting married by magic. Ta da!
My weight loss has now totaled 32 pounds. I’ve maintained this for about 9 months now, and I’ve yet to exercise. Just goes to show you, you can eat 1,200 calories worth of Sonic corn dogs and still lose weight. It’s a simple scientific equation.
We got a new kitty. He is Oliver.
Isn’t he the precious-est? Autumn brought him home in July. She “rescued” him from outside our house one day, and then we fell in love and couldn’t give him up. Which is a way better outcome than the chicken she brought home after claiming she won it in a school Easter raffle.
Relaxxxx. It went to live on a farm where it could run free with his new chicken buddies. (No, seriously. It did.)
Family update. I was reading some of my older posts, and realized I might’ve left you slightly hanging on a few things.
1) Mom got married to a guy named Bill earlier this year. They get up at 4 a.m. and work out at the gym together. Awwww …
2) My sister turned 21 and still goes to college at Mizzou 4 hours away. She’s changed her major to journalism with an emphasis on public relations. There went my free medical care, dadgummit. But I suppose if I ever get involved in a scandal or two, she can write me up a pretty little explanation for the newspapers. So there’s always that.
3) Brad is not working at his old job job anymore, and has now started his own property maintenance company. I came up with the business name and logo, so I’ll be expecting my royalty payments any day now. I mean, just cuz we’s engaged and all don’t mean my services come free.
4) My brother did not name his second son “Shooter.” He’s called Jack, and he turned 2 today.
I started crocheting again, and actually made two blankets. Granted, the first one has big gaping holes all in it and wouldn’t keep you warm if you paid it to. The second one is much prettier and looks like you could wrap up in it and lounge about on the couch all day (as I am apt to do). However, it is a skinny blanket and only covers one person at a time, and then only if you lay stick straight and keep your arms at your side at all times.
Well. It’s the thought that counts.
I am in the process of making another one, but I’ve been working on it since April, so honestly, this one might end up being a table doily instead. But better than all those scarves I’ve tried to make that just became pot holders. Heh. I do have a sad little attention span.
This is a picture of my child, who turned 17 a few weeks ago:
This is a picture of my child’s child, Allie Jaine, who will be born next month:
Yes, that’s right. I’m going to be a granny. At the ripe old age of 36. Not sure how that happened (the me being 36 part; the other I’m quite clear on), but here we are. It’s a mixture of emotions that’s for sure. In any case, we’re all happy it’s a girl because Autumn’s boyfriend wanted to name a boy “Jaylid”, which scared us all to death. Plus, girls don’t pee in arching streams between diaper changes. We feel very lucky indeed.
Okay, that’s it. You’re caught up. About a whole year’s worth of news condensed into 6 little stories. Hope to get on here more often. Would like to make a promise, but we’ve been down this road before. So let’s just say “Till next time” and pray that is very very soon.