Thursday, June 28, 2012

Paper Faces Every Day!

So, Brad hates Phantom of the Opera.  Some bad, repetitive homeschool incident, apparently.  But that's how you know it's a big deal when he's yelling it through the house.

Bradley: Masquerade! Paper faces every day!

(Actual lyrics:  Masquerade!  Paper faces on parade!)

Close enough, right?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Me and My Bong by Heather Bailey

So, great news everyone... I got a bong!  Wanna see?

Does it not bring all sorts of attractiveness to my visage?

Oh, it doesn't?  Yeah, I knew that.

In case you didn't figure out on your own, that's not really a bong.  It's actually a nebulizer.  And it's totally legit and legal, I promise.  Got it from the doctor and everything, I swear.  Basically, I had this super-mega-allergic reaction last week.  To what?  Oh, who knows.  Life, whatnot.  I'm allergic to it all now, apparently. So it swelled up one side of my face and neck (in true Phantom-esque fashion) and boy did it hurt.  So I dealt with that and its after effects for a few days.  Then, Saturday morning I started coughing.  Which is never a good sign in my case.  I've had bad, green mucus-y, borderline pneumonia bronchitis ten times in less than two years.  One time it actually ended up being walking pneumonia.  Which is bad, I've been told.  So here I was again, with dog coughing all over the place.

At night it got worse.  I literally could not breathe.  I'm just very lucky to have an amazing husband who will stay up with a wheezing wife till three o'clock in the morning watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Hulu (I love the Buffy).  We did this two nights in a row, my coughing and wheezing and non-breathing getting worse, and Monday morning we decided it was time to get to InstaCare, where they gave me my bong artillery.

Overall, there's no true diagnosis, just that it's that whole eczema/asthma/allergies triad that keeps coming back to haunt me.  Basically, when one gets set off, all of them have to join the party.  My doctor suggested that it is most likely related to my job where I'm handling a lot of dusty, moldy books... but I really don't want to believe that!  I am one of those insane people who loves their job.  (Please, please, please don't make me quit my job...)

So I've been stuck at home for a week and a half.  There was once a time where I would enjoy this lazy time severely, but the whole providing-for-the-family thing really stresses any relaxation out of me.  I just feel guilty half the time.

However, there is one good thing about being stuck at home, and it's that I'm finally able to sit down and do all those projects that I really want to do.  Like, I don't know... laundry!  Haha, okay, well that unfortunately always makes it to the top of my priority list, but I was also able to finally do something to our bedroom that I've been wanting to do ever since I made our headboard (I better explain that one too).

Best part of this project?  No effort.  Even my sickly, shakey-people-hands could do it.  Printed and cut out the photos, cut out foam core the same size, and glued them together.  A cinch.  Even better?  I spent all of $2.50 on this whole thing.  Just had to buy some Command poster strips.  SCORE.

The headboard was about $2.00 as well.  My mom had these very tall, lean frames hanging out in the attic for ages back from a Relief Society project which used them to display a cross-stitch of the B-Attitudes.  So, using some spray paint that I got from a local craft store's final days clearance sales, I just spray-painted them gray and (again) Command Stripped them to the wall.  I love Command Strips.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day? Or Was it Parent's Day?

So, Brad and I each have great parents
(Seriously, we do.)

And I know it's Father's Day, buuut... I suck and didn't post anything for Mother's Day.  And you know, moms shouldn't be left out!  So I thought that I'd just celebrate them both in this post.

We love, love, love our parents.

(Mostly because they're all very attractive and, even more importantly, hilarious.)

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Discussing a basketball game with my parents...

Mom: People are just so fair weather.
Dad: Douchey.
Mom: That too.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Class of 2012

This incredibly talented and good-looking dude...

...has graduated!

P.S.  My little brother is waaay better than your little brother.
Just sayin'.  It's true, you know it.