Guess what?!?

My AC went out again.  Guess what else?  The repair company is not open on weekends! What luck!!!



It’s a GREAT day so far (even though I am soooo sleepy I can’t keep from yawning every two minutes!)

I woke up this morning feeling great and decided that maybe I’d sleep a while longer, it was after all only 5:30 am so I drifted back off until my phone rang.  It was my dear mother in law and I lied when she asked if she had woke me.  I love talking to her.  I think it’s a great bonding experience for us and she is just so sweet and sentimental that it always lifts me up.  We talked for two and half hours!  Of course, about the baby, about Russell, the kids, and just about everything under the sun.  I love her!

My air conditioning is working!  I am thrilled about that! Hooray for air and breathing and comfort!  It was a quick fix and I’m afraid it may only be temporary so I still want them to investigate it further.  My phone battery is completely dead though so I have to wait a little while to call the repair company back.

I bought the kids a fun water sprinkler to play with and I’m looking forward to setting it up for them.  I’ll most likely do that after lunch.  But here is the most exciting news of all!  I’m featured on someone’s blog for the first time EVER!  It may sound like small potatoes to you but I am THRILLED!  3LilMonkeys just sent me a convo via etsy to let me know she featured me today.  She had some oh so sweet things to say too!  Check it out!

Thank you!

Day 3 – No AC

The repairman still has not come. We are in day three of no air conditioning for the main part of our home. And we are STUCK here just waiting. I’m afraid to even run errands for fear of missing them when/if they show up. If it were up to me I would have already called another company, but I rent, and alas, it is not up to me.

I’ve been keeping myself busy making etsy banners and business card templates. That’s about all I’m selling in my shop right now. A little funny thing- now that I am allowed to sell web ads and such in my shop – I am getting zero requests for them. Hmmm?

Oh I must share this! This sounds like such an amazing thing since the price of groceries is outrageous! My cousin posted a bulletin on MySpace yesterday that lead me to Angel Food Ministries. ( ) She and her family have been participating in this for quite a while. It is for everyone – there are no applications or income limits or anything like that (though they do accept food stamps)

Basically you just type in your zip code to find a host near you then call them up and order. The entire available menu is posted on the website. I left a message at a local church today inquiring and am just waiting on a phone call. If you have any experiences with Angel Food Ministries, please let me know about it! Maybe you can get your church or organization involved in this! From their site…

Our food is “restaurant grade” meats, frozen vegetables, fruits, dairy products, etc. which we acquire through our involvement with only the best producers/vendors of high quality, “name brand” foods. Never “seconds” or “day old” type products are involved.

I’ve done it again!

I’ve let my blog just slip on by.  Again.  So much has been going on lately that I’ve found it hard to make time to even write a small passage.  Excuses, excuses…

Today I am 10 weeks pregnant and all seems to be going well.  My “baby bump” is expanding and I promise pictures soon!  I’m a tad anxious to compare my 6 week picture to a more recent one.   ( I haven’t even uploaded my 6 week photo yet – shhh!)  I don’t seem to be getting nauseous as often lately which is a very good thing, but I am increasingly tired.  A nap mid day always feels great!

It is incredibly hot outside lately! And guess who’s air conditioner broke? You got it.  Mine!  Today will be day two that I have been waiting on the repair man to come by.  I just got off the phone with the company and they tell me they still can not guarantee someone out today. Hooray! Thankfully we do have a window unit AC in our basement.   Last night the kids slept here in my office on our guest bed and Russell and I blew up an air mattress and put that in the main part of the  basement.  It was a much better alternative to sleeping upstairs where I swear the temperature is higher than outside.   The really bad thing is that we have to wait around all day with no real guarantee of when someone will come.  I just wish I could take the kids to my in-laws and stay in their pool all day!  And cooking?  Ha – I’m crazy but not stupid!

I took my sideshow to the circus…

Last night the Lewis & Clark Circus was here in Farmville. They had left free admission tickets for children all over town so we decided to go check it out. It’s not often something exciting comes to our little town. Apparently this is one of the last tent shows left in America today. We were a bit skeptical as we pulled up and saw the tent at the fairgrounds.

This is the view from our bleacher seats of the one ring performance area.  The only circus I had ever been to was the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Three Ring Circus, so, obviously this was a bit different than what I had always seen at the Norfolk Scope.

Zoe and Russell’s silly faces before things got started.

Bradley’s “I’m way too cool for this” face.

Jarod who would have rather been at home watching American Gladiators.  Why do my kids never believe me when I tell them they will have fun?

So with everyone’s “bored” faces on, here comes the cotton candy vendor.  That sure perked them up! Sugar for everyone!  Woohooooo!

How quickly their faces changed!

I got the impression that most of the acts were preformed by a family.  We saw acrobatics, clown skits, balancing acts, horses, a camel, preforming goats, (yes, goats) a fire eater, a magician and more.  I think our favorites were Jose-Jose the clown, and the ringmaster/magician/fire-eater’s “human volcano” act…

This was a very lucky shot of the “Human Volcano”

And finally, here is Jose-Jose, everyone’s favorite mischievous clown!

Everyone had a good time and the boys didn’t want to leave.  I’ll be looking forward to this old fashioned type circus again next year!

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

I am soooo sick of the rain already!  I know, I know.  April showers bring May flowers – blah blah blah.  April showers bring Angela the blahs!  I’ve always been like this. I appreciate the moisture and I appreciate that the rain is making everything beautiful and green again but I need a break from it!

My poor boys have only been able to play one soccer game all season, and that was only one of them. My oldest has yet to play a game. Every time they get scheduled, they get cancelled, then rescheduled and recancelled.  It’s ridiculous.  My grass needs to be cut.  It is much longer than I like it to be, but I can’t do it, because it won’t stop that annoying drizzle long enough for anything to dry up.  I particularly do not like that misty drizzle rain that just lasts all day long.


I need this week to get better and QUICK!  As if the rain weren’t enough to kill any chance of a happy-go-lucky mood, something is going on with the plumbing in the basement causing the washing machine to back up into the utility sink, which then overflows and floods the laundry room.  Super fantastic! My plumber friend is supposed to come over today if he can fit it into his schedule.  I’m waiting on a call from his wife now.  But wait, there’s more!  

Russell has been out of town since Saturday morning, for work and pleasure.  It was a friend’s birthday and his boss had some work for him to do in the same area.  Not a big deal except I knew that I would be out of sight and out of mind.  I even brought up this fear to him before he left.  He assured me I was being silly and that he would call/text me while away.  Did he? NO!  Apparently he was so wrapped in his friends that I wasn’t a  priority.  What a way to make a girl feel special, ya know? Needless to say I am VERY unhappy with my guy right now. I don’t even know when he’s coming back.  


I need some serious sunshine!



In A Day – A Poem for Moms

In A Day – A Poem for Moms by Angela Morgan

Wake up! Wake up! It’s time for school!
Grab your jackets, the weather’s cool!
The bus is here! Hurry, run!
Get out! Get out! There’s much to be done!
Feed the cats, then feed the kid
Oh man, do I have to make the bed?

Brush your teeth, now brush your hair
I know, I know, life’s unfair
Here are your socks, now where are your shoes?
And why is always the left one you lose?
Look at you! Pretty as a flower!
Now sit right here, so mommy can shower.

Hi there, now what is that howl?
I haven’t even finished using my towel.
You’re hungry again? But you just ate
Hurry up little girl, we’re gonna be late!
Buckle you in all safe and sound
We have errands to run all over town

Hold my hand, don’t run ahead
And don’t let mommy forget the bread
Sit in the cart and don’t climb out
No, you can’t have that and please don’t pout
You are being so helpful and so very sweet
When we check out you may have a treat.

Now off to the bank to deposit some cash
But not before mommy creates a little stash
Yes angel, that man does look funny
But please don’t point, that’s so rude honey
They’re out of lollipops, get off of the floor!
You know you can’t act like this when you turn four!

Back home for lunch, you have to eat
Oh honey! Wipe the mud from your feet!
Now sit right there and finish your food
The mud on the floor has affected my mood
I’m skipping lunch to mop and to sweep
Now it’s time for a nap, you need to sleep.

Peace and quiet, for an hour or two
I wish I didn’t have so much to do
Gather the laundry and take it downstairs
Pass the hall mirror, notice gray hairs
Again and again, wash dry and then fold
This laundry thing? It gets kinda old!

Up to the fridge for a glass of sweet tea
I have exactly five minutes all for me
Oh hello, did you have a nice nap?
yes, we’ll read a story, come sit on my lap
Once upon a time… this story’s a bore
Oh, sorry sweetie, I didn’t mean to snore

You see I’m not really perfect, despite what you think
In fact, some days, I’d trade even you for a nice stiff drink
I’m kidding, I’m kidding – you know I love you
Now come over here so I can tie your shoe
Your brothers are here, they’re coming through the door
They better not throw their things on the floor!

Hello, Hello – and how was your day
Homework and chores and then you can play
What’s that big guy? You got an A on your test?
Well, I knew you would, because you are the best!
Give it to me, we’ll hang it right here
Right next to this picture you drew me last year

Don’t hit your sister, stop teasing the cat
Just go outside! Don’t forget your hat!
Dinner is done, wash your hands and your face
Stop gobbling your food, this isn’t a race
Scrape your plate and put it into the sink
Now into the shower, boy do you stink!

Brush your teeth, get ready for bed
Don’t argue with me, you heard what I said
PJs are on, it’s time to hit the sack
Brace yourself! It’s a tickle attack!
Now lay down your head and rest your tired eyes
Because tomorrow we do it all again, as soon as we rise!