Thursday, March 30, 2006

Gotta Love Those Concerts

All week long I have been listening to the radio for a Tim McGraw and Faith Hill song being played back to back. Then when it happens I desperately try to be the 9th caller. Dialing frantically with my cell in one hand and the house/work phone in the other. Unfortunately I have yet to win.
This obsession of mine is probably bugging the hell out of everyone around me. I make my family listen to the radio at home all night long and at work I am constantly telling my coworker that Tim or Faith is on the radio be ready to dial. I can't help it I love Tim. He is hot!! Plus his shows are really good.
My first Tim McGraw concert was back in 1999. This was the first concert that me and my best friend went to together. We had shortly met a year before that. Our seats weren't the best, but they were great for us. At what was Riverport many people get lawn seats, but we opted to get reserve seats that year. We were in the last row, but there was no one around us, so we could jump all around. We even had the ticket checker guy dancing with us. Right as the concert ended it began to pour. So here we are walking back to our car in the rain and me wearing a white shirt. My friend kept yelling for all the guys to look at the wet t-shirt contest. This was when I still had the before baby body so I was totally milking the attention. Never really revealing anything. After walking for about 15 minutes we discovered that we couldn't remember where we parked the car. After wondering around for another 15 minutes in the rain we found it, but unfortunately the parking lot was at a stand still. What were we suppose to do then? Well I used my womanly charms to get weasel us some drinks and smokes for a group of guys in a truck. I can be quit persuasive. We were just sitting in the car freezing and waiting to get home when we discovered the people next to us were just as bored, but had figured out something to do. To our dismay they had taken their cooler out of their back seat and decided to crawl back there themselves for a little "couple time". I was shocked, but laughing hysterically at the same time.
That was one of my best nights ever. So it has now become a tradition to see Tim every year. And to attend as many concerts with as many girls as possible in which my stunts become crazier every year. Cause what happens at Riverport stays at Riverport.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Spring Break

Munchkin and I went to the Ozarks for his 1st official Spring Break. I have an aunt and cousin that live there and it was Munchkin's idea to visit them. We left on Friday and didn't have to be back until Wednesday.
We got down there late on Friday, so we didn't do anything, but eat and go to bed. Saturday Munchkin and I got to ride on a 4 wheeler for the first time. I had to drag Munchkin onto the thing, but he loved it. After that we played some basketball while my aunt took care of her horses. Then it was off to the outlet mall (yeah) and the grocery store. We only spent an hour at the mall cause that is all my aunt wanted to spend there, but I had plans to go back again. We got home and it was time for dinner and a movie and then bed.
Sunday was about the same. We went on the 4 wheeler again, but for a longer ride. My aunt to us to a quarry that bumps up to her land. That was fun, but cold. Then we went to Target. My aunt needed a frame and I needed a phone charger. Then to the grocery store again. I guess my aunt only believes in buying ingredients for one meal at a time. When we got back to her house my cousin was home with a few friends. They were suppose to be chopping up a tree that fell. While they did this Munchkin and I played some soccer and then my cousin joined when his friends left. Then it was about dinner time. My cousin's dad joined us too. My aunt decided we should watch a movie again, but it was one I wanted to see and Munchkin wouldn't like it either, so we didn't really get into it. Then it was off to bed. Just to let you know I was in bed most nights by 9, but Munchkin had me up every morning before 8, so I really didn't get any great rejuvenating sleep.
Monday was a wet and cold day, so we decided to venture back to the outlet mall. Munchkin picked out his Easter outfit and I got a pair of jeans and shorts. Not much, but it was all needed. After that we were gonna go back and sit in the hot tub for a while, but I decided it was too cold and it turned out to be a good choice since it started storming when we got back. Since my aunt and cousin were taking his dad to the airport which is in Springfield, MO (an hour and a half drive) Munchkin and I just hung out inside and relaxed the rest of the day. That evening we went to my cousin's National Honor Society Awards Ceremony. Boring, but quick. We got home and it was late so we ate leftovers and went to bed.
Tuesday was spent in Springfield, MO at The Bass ProShop. This place was huge, but fun. We spent 3 hours just wondering around and we didn't even hit the animal museum. I definitely will go back there again. I did some shopping there too. Reese got a stuffed raccoon and a huge fish pillow and I got some sandals. The rest of the day was spent inside hanging out because it was freezing out.
We left early Weds to come home.
The trip was very enjoyable, but I have a few complaints. My aunt made me feel bad if I wasn't up doing something. She is a busy body and I am one to just go with the flow especially on vacations. Another thing was that with dinner every night she picked out a movie to watch. Unfortunately none of the movies were kid friendly and they neither were something that I wanted to see. The last complaint I have is that my cousin hardly bothered to spend any time with Munchkin. Now I understand he is 18 and in highschool and doesn't want to hang out with a little kid, but if I was his mother I would have made him. Munchkin idealizes him and that is why he wanted to visit him. So for him not to spend time with him made me mad and Munchkin sad.
So next time I go I will make sure the weather is nice, so we can do some exploring of the land to fill our time and I will take another family member with us to play with Munchkin.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

From Bad to Great

First I want to apologize for the lapse in posts.

This week has been quit stressful for me. Monday evening my dog bit the little neighbor girl. My dog shouldn't bite, but to her defense the neighbor girl was trying to pick up the dog so she turned to nip her. She got her head right above her eye and a little of her eyelid. I was freaking out. I called her mother to let her know what happened and that I thought she needed stitches so I was gonna take her to the hospital. Her mom said she was on her way home and would be there in 10 minutes so we would wait. During the waiting I practically had a nervous break down. I wasn't sure what the rules are for dogs that bite. I was worried that I was gonna have to put my dog to sleep. I cried for to my mom and dad for about 3 hours. It was hard cause I was upset my dog bit her, but at the same time she was aggravating her. My dog has never done anything like this with Munchkin and he has done plenty. In fact the reason my neighbor was trying to pick up my dog was because Munchkin had just done it.

My neighbor finally got here and she wasn't upset about the bit. She is a nurse and said it didn't look like it would need stitches and that her daughter was half to blame for it. This made me feel a little better, but I was still scared about animal attack laws.

It actually turned out fine. My neighbor had to contact rabies control because of protocol. The rabies control people stopped by the house to let me know the dog was under "house arrest" for 10 days. They didn't even need to see the dog or anything. They only needed her rabies tag number. This was a huge relief to me. I guess since it really wasn't a "real" attack nothing had to be done. The only downside to this is that my dog has to be on a leash when she goes potty outside. Why is this a downside? Well she thinks it is play time so she won't do her duty. Just a bit ago I came back from shopping and found my dogs duty all over her cage. Yuck. O'well at least it was in her cage.

Also on Tuesday it was Announced that Tim McGraw will be coming to concert here this year. When and Where are still TBA, but who cares as long as he will be here. I absolutely love Tim so this was so exciting for me. Actually love is an understatement. I am obsessed with Tim McGraw and all my friends/co-workers will back this up. I have had friends buy me his calendar for the last 3 years and one morning I came into work and there was a letter on my desk from "Tim". I can't really remember what is said, but no one ever confessed to writing it. I also receive any magazine with an article in it on him. I guess I should take the hint that I talk about Tim too much, but I haven't.

With his concert announcement the radio station also announced that they would be giving away a chance to qualify for backstage passes and tickets on Thursday (today) every hour. So of course I had my desk radio on extra loud today so I would miss the chance. I had my cell phone in one hand and work phone in other every chance I got. After3 tries I actually was the 9th caller. I couldn't believe it. I was so excited!!! So I now have Tim's new CD which isn't out in stores for a few weeks and Faith Hills CD (since she will also be in concert with Tim. She is married to my man, so I have tried to hate her, but she seems to be an extremely nice person, so I have failed at that.) I am now gonna be put in a drawing for the tickets, so if anyone out there reads this keep you fingers for me crossed.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Competitive Softball

I had my first official parent's meeting for Munchkin's softball team. This is his first time playing, but he is only in kindergarten, so that is normal. The purpose for the meeting tonight was to discuss whether they boys and girls from pre-k thru 1st grade would be on combined teams. It didn't matter to me either way since this is Munchkin's first time playing, but some of the parents had some rather strong opinions. One mother threatened to pull her 1st grade son out if he had to play with the girls. She said that it would be a step backwards for her son. I didn't agree with this especially after she started saying what the boys learned last year and another parent chimed in saying that the girls learned the same thing. Come on the kids are 6 and 7 years old, so it isn't like they are playing for a scholarship or anything. It is suppose to be all for fun or so that is what I thought. Another reason the church wanted them to mix boys with girls is because there would be enough teams to have all the games at home which meant more money through concessions which helps maintain Fields and equipment. This debate went on for about 45 minutes before they decided that they would take the 1st grade boys and put them in a league and then combine all the others in a home league only. Everyone agreed that this would work great until a mother chimed in and said she didn't want her 1st grade daughter playing with the boys. Oh come on. She would be 7 playing with 4 and 5 year olds. Like they are really gonna hurt her. They convinced her to agree, so it was finally all settled.

I didn't quit understand why some parents were getting in such a heated argument with the coaches, but I guess that could be because I am not a very competitive person. I did dance contests and choir contests and I tried out for all kinds of things that I got rejected for but it was never really a big deal to me. I have always had the idea that you should have fun while doing anything and if it gets to the point where it isn't fun then don't do it any more no matter how good you are. That is just my opinion.

I almost laughed when the mother was worried about her daughter getting hurt and I just wanted to stand up and say that she plays with boys all the time at recess and she has brothers and why can't she be the one hurting the boys. This opinion is probably based on years of playing goal for 2 older brothers who would kick the ball as hard as they could at me. In all fairness I enjoyed spending time with my brothers and still to this day I have just as many guy friends as girls. I am also not afraid to get rough with the boys.

I will keep ya updated with all the yelling from the competitive parents screaming form the stands. Don't worry I won't be one.