Just like last year, I decided to gather up my favorite or significant Facebook status updates and post them here. It was a fun way for me to look back on the events that took place in my life. I have to admit, this year was a little dull compared to last years status updates. I'm okay with that.
My first prediction for 2011: There is a nap in my future.
January 3 at 8:31am
So so sad. I'm watching the news and learning about the shooting in AZ today. So sad. 19 shot, 6 of which have been confirmed deaths, including a 9yr. old girl. :'(
January 9 at 1:21pm
People who want to kill other people would find a different weapon just as easily as a gun… like say… oh, I don't know… How about an iron skillet? I'm pretty sure that if I wanted to kill someone, I could do it with an iron skillet.
January 9 at 1:21pm
We've got sleet. It's comin' down pretty hard and heavy. I don't like sleet. Sleet is not fun. Sleet isn't what I asked for. =/
January 9 at 5:45pm
Goals for today: 1. Stay in my PJ's all day; 2. Watch a movie; 3. Maybe write a blog post; 4. Start playing Dragon Age again. =)
January 10 at 11:38am
Everyone's left the living room and I'm sitting here watching the Disney channel… why? Because the remote is too far away. =/
January 12 at 10:05pm
Taking Lauren to the clubs would only cramp my style. I'm just sayin'… She ain't got what it takes to hang with me. ;-)
January 21 at 7:47pm via mobile
One of the perks that comes with traveling or sharing a room with another female is you never have to worry about whether or not the toilet seat was left up.
January 22 at 2:57am
According to the mood ring in the little tourist shop, I'm in a "normal" mood, which is not normal.
January 22 at 3:50pm via mobile
I'm thinking my blog is about to become seriously personal… that is, if I can muster up the courage to do it.
January 27 at 12:42am
Jacob: "What happens when you gain a level on Wheel of Fortune?"
I heard: "What happens when you're not a virgin?" WHAT?!
February 8 at 3:04pm
Did I mention snow? We've got white stuff on the ground!! Pretty. :)
February 9 at 8:48pm
Hubby hasn't had more than a couple of beers at a time, in years. Tonight, he had a couple…and kept on goin'. Out of beer so now it's whiskey. =/
February 12 at 12:10am via mobile
I am *sooo* not cleanin' up after him. I'm just sayin'.
February 12 at 12:12am via mobile
Gnomeo and Juliet: I guarantee that is one movie I will NOT be seeing. I don't know – it creeps me out… the thought of little gnomes in my yard coming to life and falling in love… later, getting married… then having sex in my yard with their little gnome bodies and having gnome babies. It's just not right. Yes – I know they're not real. Still, it's creepy.
February 18 at 5:01pm
We're watching the Titanic…
Jacob: Would you die for your true love?
Me: Yes. Just like I would die for you.
Jacob: Well, that's good to know. Thanks.
February 20 at 9:08pm
Me…in two words: consistently inconsistent
February 21 at 2:51am
Helping with homework and kidding around…
Me: You are incorrigible.
Jacob: I don't know what that means, but I like it.
February 21 at 4:32pm
Me: Let's watch the Garfield Show or something else on Netflix, instead. I hate the Suite Life on Deck.
Jacob: Why? That's a funny show.
Me: It's a stupid show and not funny at all.
Jacob: You just don't get child humor.
March 6 at 1:22pm
I don't know what came over me. I went crazy and made some egg salad, chicken salad, and deviled eggs. What for? I don't know.
March 7 at 2:41pm
What? Eight hours notice wasn't enough for you to evacuate? Sad. :(
(Four people reported to be swept out to sea in Oregon)
March 11 at 1:37pm
Hubby just told me I was as much fun as a tumor.
March 11 at 3:51pm
Jacob (11yrs. old) is busy on a Saturday afternoon, writing his first book. And he's using MS Word to do it in. He's going on three days now writing this book of his, and he won't let me read any of it, but he keeps asking me how to spell words.
March 12 at 2:03pm
A little over 600 smack-a-roos for 250GB Xbox Kinect bundle, Fable wireless controller, 1600 Microsoft points, 4 games, and lots of FUN! Watching Jacob play now. He's lovin' it! Take a wild guess where our tax refund went.
March 15 at 3:48pm
Dear Outback: Please stop playing music my husband feels compelled to sing to. It's annoying.
March 15 at 7:37pm via mobile
Jacob: "Stop staring at me. These [with the whole neck move and smirk] good-looks ain't for you."
Where does he come up with this stuff? O_o
March 23 at 9:07pm
Just me & the kid today. Trying to find ways I can annoy the hell outta him 'cuz it's fun.
March 26 at 12:25pm via mobile
So… Two 11yr. old boys to see Hop earlier today. I thought it was one of the worst movies ever – ranking up there with Skyline. The boys thought it was great. I've lost all respect in my son's ability to rate/review movies.
April 2 at 8:11pm
I feel like I just drove 3 1/2 hours to give the McDonalds in Mobile, AL a urine sample, then drove back to MS. I didn't even get a t-shirt.
April 7 at 11:27pm
Things that go *bump* in the night: Me, as I stumble my way to the bedroom after locking the doors and turning out the lights.
April 12 at 1:53am
Listening in on Jacob and one of his friends playing around on the Xbox. His friend said I am definitely *not* the average mom. I'm not sure how to take that.
April 13 at 7:26pm
School kept the kids during tornado warning. Buses didn't run. I decided to go ahead and pick him up. The first words out of his mouth were a very worried "Finally! It's about time you picked me up!". #badparenting
April 15 at 4:07pm
I just picked what I thought was a bread crumb, off of my shirt. Unfortunately, it didn't taste like a bread crumb at all. I don't know *what* that was, but Ewww.
April 16 at 12:20pm
I really need to invest in some rocks glasses. Drinking alcohol out of a Coca Cola glass just doesn't have the same coolness effect, yanno?
April 21 at 11:08pm
Six eggs in a pot to boil for deviled eggs. Take them off the stove, peel, cut… and cut… and cut… until there are two full eggs left and you realize that now you're making egg salad. =/ #do-over
April 24 at 1:32pm
Well, we'll find out in a few minutes… Hit or miss with a tornado. Waiting…
April 27 at 4:41pm
Taking cover… We'll be in the hallway.
April 27 at 4:49pm
Power is still out but big storms have passed. Now having survival celebration dinner at the Chinese food restaurant. Yayee.
April 27 at 7:40pm via mobile
Waiting to hear President Obama to speak and give us details… but Osama Bin Laden is dead! WOW!
May 1 at 9:43pm
I am grateful that I'm still carded when I order a drink. =)
May 5 at 6:08pm via mobile
Jacob just woke up with a stomach ache and threw up. Probably something he ate. My first thought… "Yes! If he's sick enough, I can keep him out of school and he'll feel fine before noon. That means we can go see Thor sooner!" I'm a horrible mom.
May 6 at 12:32am
I woke up to Jacob giving me a hand-made card, Lauren calling me for the 1st time since she's moved, and a half-cooked omelet with a nice hot cup of coffee from Kim (he gets credit for trying to cook). So far, I give this day a strong 'B'. It'd be better if Andrew called me. :)
May 8 at 12:06pm
Oh yeah! I almost forgot! You know Jacob and I went to see Thor Friday, well… At one point in the movie, Thor is standing at the end of a walkway. His father standing at the other end. With Thor's back turned to him, his father says:
Jacob: HAMMER TIME!
Me: Spontaneous burst of laughter during an awkward scene
May 8 at 1:04pm
Last night… Jacob was playing Guitar Hero (as usual). I was sitting behind him on my laptop (also, as usual) minding my own business when all of a sudden he lets one rip that was long and loud. And without turning around or missing a beat on the game, he says: "Yep. That just happened." So proud. smh
May 10 at 11:00am
I am not—nor have I ever been—known for my coddling ability. #JustSaying
May 17 at 4:49pm
I believe Jesus Christ will return, but I highly doubt it will be tomorrow. I mean think about it… This is the worst it's supposed to get? Pffft. It's bad, but I imagined the end of the world would be much, much worse.
May 20 at 9:58am
All this doomsday talk reminds me of all those rapture parties (all resulting in suicides). What say we have an it's-not-the-end-of-the-world-after-all-party tomorrow, instead? Oh yeah…and we'll leave the suicide part out too. =)
May 20 at 1:58pm
I think I'm going to start telling people to call me "Ms. Lady". I like the sound of it. =)
May 23 at 10:10am
Is it just me or do the words "calm down" make you want to stab someone in the eye?
May 23 at 7:15pm
Well, now I've gone and done it. I went and bought L.A. Noire. If I'm not online, guess what I'm doing. ;-)
May 24 at 8:55pm
Jacob making sleep-over arrangements with his friend over the phone:
"Yeah, we're going to Alabama next week. I want to see my sister. I don't know why though. I guess it's just 'cuz I haven't seen her in awhile."
May 28 at 8:11pm
Great day! Traveling with The Kid and talking all the way. Seein' Lauren since she moved into her new digs and catching up over dinner, not to mention all th shopping. =) Mobile, AL is much bigger than I thought – lots to see and do! I wonder how much we can see and do tomorrow.
June 4 at 1:12am
It's almost more than I can take! A cabin at the lake rented for this weekend, a new phone on the way, and a good movie coming out Friday! I feel faint. Or maybe I'm just really hungry. Possibly both.
June 8 at 4:37pm
Hey internet – Stop distracting me with all your stuff. I'm trying to write a blog post here. Sheesh!
June 24 at 11:25pm
Someone help me! Kim is using a translator app to say the stupidest things in different languages. Latest: "Do you want some of this sweet man meat". I don't remember why I married him.
June 26 at 1:40pm
Right here, right now, I make this prediction for the 2012 Presidential Election: Barack Obama wins a second term…by default since republicans couldn't come up with any decent candidates. =/
June 28 at 9:21am
Just another day….
Me: Jacob, go take your shower now.
Jacob: Why are you making me take a shower?
Me: Because you stink.
Jacob: No I don't. Sexy people don't stink.
Me: Whatever. And you're too young to be "sexy".
Jacob: Jealous much?
June 29 at 9:30am
Our Franklin/Nashville, Tennessee trip was so much fun! It's not often we get to spend time just hanging out with great friends. =)
July 2 at 8:54pm
How did you see the fireworks? Me? Well, at the last minute, Jacob and I decided to drive the mile up to the mall overlooking the lake where they had the show and we leaned up against the trunk of the car, stood there for about 20min., then sat in traffic for the next hour to get back home. But they were pretty. :)
July 4 at 10:32pm
Without saying a word, Jacob just took my glass and went into the kitchen. I can only assume he's bringing me back a nice fresh glass of green tea. I wonder what he wants now.
July 5 at 1:43pm
What has 4 thumbs, 2 drinks, and 1 bag of popcorn? We do! Jacob and I are settling in to watch the midnight showing of Harry Potter 2! :-)
July 14 at 11:58pm via mobile
See. This is what I miss when I end up staying up till 5am and sleep till noon. I miss all kinds of stuff going on. Can't you people just wait till I'm awake for all this stuff to happen?
July 23 at 2:22pm
Look. If 95% of your status updates are going to be the self-loathing-depressing-complain-about-everything-in-life kind, then at least make it funny. Sheesh!
July 26 at 11:39pm
Great. Jacob is having a conniption. He can't find his belt. This, after I asked him a dozen times if he needed one. School starts tomorrow. I'm not going to go out *now* and buy one. He'll just have to deal with the consequences. Oh well.
August 4 at 8:56pm
So as I wake up to Jacob's extremely poor attitude towards our big family outing/activities planned for the day, I also come to the realization that I now have new leverage – the phone.
August 20 at 10:17am
Earthquake or aftershocks along the east coast?
August 23 at 12:55pm via HootSuite
Well. I'm going to take a nap so I can stay up all night and watch Irene. I'm sure it will be interesting to watch.
August 26 at 5:50pm via HootSuite
Every time I overhear Jacob telling one of his buddies "Because my mom won't let me", I feel like I'm doing an OK job. Is that weird?
September 1 at 8:20pm
Don't provoke me.
September 9 at 1:19pm
I'm sitting here and have a clear view of Kim and Jacob trying to fix the dryer (hose gt clogged up). Kim was behind the dryer and couldn't get out without using a step stool. Then shoved Jacob over the dryer to get the step stool and he couldn't reach it. Kim ended up using a hanger to get the stool, but ended up knocking the hose loose again. Now they're doing all over again. It's absolutely hilarious to watch.
September 13 at 5:19pm
After all his moaning and groaning this morning about his jeans being too small for him now, I suggested we hit JCPenny after school today, to pick up a couple of pair. He agreed. Now that he's home from school, he's stomping around the house because he doesn't want to go. Oh…he's *soooo* goin' now. Punk.
September 23 at 4:02pm
Jacob sat at Kim's desk earlier this afternoon, while he was on the phone…
I just overheard…
Kim: Did you write all over this monitor with the eraser?
Jacob: No. I don't know how all that happened.
Kim: Yes, you did! You sat here while you were on the phone and did that.
Jacob: Maybe the cat did it.
Kim: Seriously? You're going to blame it on Charlie? So Charlie sat here and took the pencil in his paws and decided to smear the monitor with the eraser…in swirly motions and little X's?!
September 23 at 9:21pm
[Marianne] is thinking about the State Fair coming in a week or so – yummmmm….homemade pork rinds, funnel cake, wings, and chickens on sticks. lol
September 25 at 8:17pm
I'm thinking about joining the whole Occupy Wall Street thing to protest against people who don't use turning signals. #occupywallstreet
October 3 at 6:35pm
Good morning! First thing on my mind and I see on the news this morning: protesters. Let me see if I've got this right… Thousands of people have gathered around in cities all over the country to protest corporate greed, chocolate-chipless cookies, gas prices, wall street, bank bailouts, social inequality, topless fat guys, unemployment, etc… All in hopes for "some kind" of reform? Someone, please tell me they've thought out and have planned solutions to all of these issues, before they set out to protest. Wait. What? What do you mean they haven't?
October 4 at 8:01am
This has been *the* strangest week! We found out our awesome neighbor passed away Sunday. I witnessed through my rear view mirror, an elderly lady get hit by an SUV backing out of the parking space behind me. She was just trying to return the shopping cart. My oldest son…well, Andrew is something else. The passing of Steve Jobs…
And the week isn't quite over yet. I have to take Jacob to the Fair, after school. It'll be crowded. He wants to see a girl. *sigh* I am looking forward to Fair food though. So how was your week?
October 7 at 6:44am
Came home with six new games from GameStop and Best Buy. I told Jacob he could open one and in order to open another, he'd have to earn it. Secretly watching him cleaning up the house. He's picking up everything on the floor….even underneath the entertainment center [GASPS]! I'm not sayin' a word. =)
October 7 at 9:19pm
What has two thumbs and will be wearing a catsuit by 1:00am? This chick! Arkham City comes out at midnight. GameStop is giving away free merchandise too (t-shirts, stickers, mugs, etc.). I'll be there. Jacob is coming with me.
Dear Jacob's Teachers/School:
Please excuse my son for his absence on 11/18/2011. A new game was released and we *had* to be there for the release. As a result, he wasn't able to make his regularly scheduled bedtime and in turn, slept in…you know, for his health and all. Also, we had to test the new game…you know, to ensure game quality. As a result of game playing, I was not able to bring him to school before 3:00pm – which was too late.
Do ya think that'll work?
October 17 at 9:29pm
Wow, so much happening this week. I need to crank up the music for a few minutes to get away from it all. Lot's of changes around here – the biggest one being my oldest son moving in with us. Long story. Just pray. One or both of us will need them.
October 19 at 1:29pm
On the way home from jacket shopping…
Jacob: Oh! Did you hear about that kidnapping?
Me: What?! Where?! Here?!
Jacob: Yeah! There was this kid and he had this blanket pulled over him…and then he took a nap. Creepy, huh?
Me: Oh Jacob. smh
Jacob: C'mon ma, it was funny. You know it.
October 19 at 4:16pm
Pet Peeve of the Week: People posting pics of Starbucks coffee mugs. I know you're doing it just to piss me off. #noStarbucksforme :(
October 26 at 11:29am
I've had some kind of kink in my neck for about a week now and I can't seen to get rid of it. Every morning, the first thing hubby says to me is "How's your neck feeling?". It's starting to sound suspicious. I'm just sayin'.
October 31 at 12:43pm
No complaints. No gripes. It's Thursday. Life is good. =)
November 3 at 8:45am
Took a nap earlier and had the weirdest dream that involved Susan Sarandon (who I think is a complete idiot). We were BFF's in my dream. She tricked me into dropping off Jacob somewhere and she later kidnapped him.
Jacob was kidnapped by Susan Sarandon! WTF?!
I will KILL the bitch if she ever takes my kid away from me. I'm just sayin'.
November 5 at 7:11pm
What a way to ruin a weekend. Been in the ER since 3am. Had to force Kim to go. Doc is telling us it's gallstones. :(
November 6 at 4:16am
What will be you be doing and where will you be at 11:11am and 11:11pm on this day, 11/11?
November 11 at 7:58am
Only in Mississippi can you attend a school and learn about the D.A.R.E. program, pledge your allegiance to the flag, hear a veteran speak, and listen to a short sermon on faith. I love it here. :-)
November 11 at 9:40am via LG Social+
Watching (and waiting my turn) Kim play Skyrim and fighting some enemy with a bow and arrow coming at him. He says…
"Bitch, I hit you one time and you'll go down like a bag of chips"
"A bag of chips?" Really?
November 15 at 10:33pm
It's an early, Thanksgiving day at my house and I'm loving it!!! =)
November 18 at 9:59am via LG Social+
Can someone please tell Kim not to hog Skyrim all night? I wanna play. *pouts* I mean he's like level 26 or something. I'm still lvl. 22. *whines and stomps foot on the ground with a fist pound in the air*
November 24 at 10:00pm
Why is my son calling me from his bedroom? I'm right outside the kitchen. Are we all that lazy today? And why does it feel like a Sunday? And would someone please get me another cookie?
November 25 at 4:40pm
It just occurred to me that winning the lottery before Christmas sure would make my life a lot easier.
November 30 at 7:40pm
I've shared the same house with the same man for 14 years now. I'm not sure if I'm more amazed by the fact I haven't stabbed him yet, or the fact that he's stuck around for this long knowing the risk. To my best friend, roommate, and the only man who gets to touch my naughty bits…I'll let you live another year. My anniversary gift to you. You're welcome. P.S. I love you. Always.
December 12 at 2:08pm
WTH?! The Christmas concert Jacob has been practicing on for months, is tonight. Of course he gives us this news *two hours* before we're supposed to be there. Upside to this is not only are we going out for a nice dinner to celebrate Andrew's birthday and our Anniversary, we'll also get to see Jacob play and listen to some Christmas music. =)
December 12 at 5:10pm
Kim (husband) and I just had a shouting match. I'm not sure who won, but damn, I sure do feel better. :)
December 14 at 6:59pm
I keep reminding myself that the house will finally be and stay clean, once all the kids have moved out.
December 26 at 12:28pm
P.S. I'm only perfect four days out of the week. This is not one of those days
December 28 at 8:09pm
It's after 1pm on a Thursday afternoon. I'm still in my pj's. I win. =)
December 29 at 1:10pm
Sometimes, I just want to hit people, but I don't have the energy. Lucky bastards
December 29 at 7:42pm
Well, that about sums up how my year went. As it turned out, there was a lot more news from the world around me than there was in my own little world. Still, there were some major changes for me and my family too. How was your year?
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