Monday, October 28, 2013

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So recently I was over at a friends house for a playdate and Thomas the Train was on.. Has anyone else thought these were creepy cartoons? What happened to the good ol days of Looney Tunes and Foghorn Leghorn? Thomas the Train and his creepy friends are bizarre..Yet the kids seem to love it.I mean what it says to me is "High, I'm a talking train, and I'm about to run over you, thanks for your consideration"... I also put on one of those Baby Einstein videos for the girls the other day.. Also bizarre. It consisted of giant costumed characters dancing around and singing songs.. This was quite boring and ridiculous to me, but Cross & LL seemed to enjoy it.. so go figure. Don't you wonder what babies are thinking when we are all gooing and gawing over them.. Cross with her 'judgement' look is pretty easy to read.. LL is easily entertained by my idiotic faces.. They are growing growing, now 5 MONTHS OLD!

So I have a job coach now.. Its pretty cool.. I also have a resume coach which is also cool, but also makes you think "Wow, I'm an idiot that can't put together a resume'" so there's that.. I think both of them will help me in my job search.. What do I want to do? Who knows.. I mean yes, its always going to be radio, but you know as well as I do, that radio jobs are few and far between, and they don't pay much money.. Why pay money when you can be paid with George Straight and Keith Urban tickets?? Am I right!! Am I right!! lol.. Well yes, but now with families and those dreaded... RESPONSIBILITIES (sigh) I probably have to get a real job.. We'll see what God has planned.

This past weekend MJ and I went to CafĂ© 501.. Was the food good? Yes.. But what about the Dessert? HOLY MOLY.. I think we spent more on that! We had a caramel salted bar, pecan bars, MJ had pecan pie (I'm not a fan of this, I know, I know, go ahead and judge me) Carrot cake, and bread pudding.. We brought some of this back to mom, who was babysitting the girls at the time, but darn it! She left it there.. OH NO~! I couldn't let it go to waste now could I? No.. so I ate it.. MM MM delish!

I also got out the girls Christening gowns.. To Christen them? NO, we aren't catholic.. So why have the gowns? Who knows.. Maybe my mom liked them? Yeah, that sounds about right.. but look how cute they were.. We also took them to visit Dr. Cox at my dental appointment the other day.. The office gals had been asking me to see them, and I had to oblige.. they had a great time, and Man, do I love those folks!!!


We also took the girls to Pumpkinville at the Botanical Gardens.. It was really cute. They had a bunch of stuff for kids to do.. but my whole purpose was to pose my girls in as many places as I could in cow costumes.. duh. So here are some of those pics.. They had a "Mother Nature" walking around with treetrunk legs.. she wasn't that pleasant to talk too.. but if you have lived here in Oklahoma long you already know that Mother Nature can be a *Witch* if you know what I mean.. Tornadoes..hail.. roof ruining winds, etc..

I think for Halloween we are going to meet up with a few of our friends and go to Northpark mall to let the girls trick or treat.. (which means I walk them around in Cow costumes while people go ooshy booshy at them).. But we are also going to stop by Laura & Terry's house, and let them ooshy booshy them too.. at this age, Ooshy booshy is where its at..

Crosslee is already insanely independent.. She's my mini me.. she tries to feed herself, stand up, hold her bottle, and do everything on her own..I've told her she's still a baby.. she doesn't listen. Londyn is my squishy squish.. she likes being a baby, and I like to squeeze her.. They had a playdate with their friend Jude (he's 3 days older than them) and my good friend Jen's baby.. they had a good time, and Cross didn't smash him, so he might get to come over again!


Today my friend Ellen stopped by to visit the girls. Her husband, Dick Johnson was my all time favorite co-host.. He passed away a few years ago, but I always love seeing Ellen, and the girls did too.

I'm going to start back on my flower delivery volunteering that I do at the church.. I like doing that. I usually take Miss Payslee Shih-Tzu along so she can help brighten days. We are also back at therapy visits and she is happy to be there..The Flower delivery is through my church, Crossings, and we take flowers to those who need a special little pick me up because they are sick, had sick family, feel sad, etc.. They are always happy to see us, and its a good feeling to make someone else feel better.. I especially need that now, because some days, I feel down in the dumps about the job situation.. but I have to remember, that my problems are not nearly as bad as others, and I'm truly, truly blessed each day I wake up!

“If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.”
Regina Brett




Friday, October 18, 2013

Is it just me.. or......

 
Is it just me,  or do I keep losing my job every 3 years?? No, its obviously not just me, because there were 640 others that went with me, but man.. Its such a blow to not only your paycheck, but to your ego.. You can't help but get your feelings hurt when someone says "You are no longer needed, bye".. So I'm feeling that lately.. Plus, I'm like the most loyal employee known to man, so I take it especially hard when it happens.. BUT.. When one door closes, another door opens, and I have to remember that God's plans are always better executed, and cooler than mine.. so I have to just be patient and see what he has in store for me..

I talked to a contracting company today and they think with my rare background and skillset they will be able to place me in a good gig pretty easily, so lets keep our fingers crossed on that one.

I do appreciate everyone who has reached out to me, and if you know of a job you think I would be good at, email me at kcsheperd@aol.com. Basically I get things done, and track down stuff for people.. I do crummy things that people don't want to mess with, and I'm good in IT.. so if you know of anything like that, hit me up..

On a better note, we took the girls to Gigi & Papa's last weekend to visit.. They had a good time and we got some super cute pics of them in a wagon with their pumpkin suits on.. We tried putting them in their cow costumes on the hay, but found out that hay is stabby and rude, and babies don't like to be stabbed by hay.. so there you go. The pics turned out so cute.. They are jolly little cows, and pumpkins.

They have also been much better in the church nursery. They go in there and have a pretty good time.. they are slobbering fools, so they might start teething soon. Crosslee is also over sleeping.. she's never slept through the night, but she used to only get up 2 times/night..and now its like 6-7 which is literally AGING my face.. I mean seriously.. I'm pretty good with little sleep.. but no sleep is pretty sucktastic..

I talked to her pediatrician and she made a few suggestions, but the biggest one was that its probably a habit (she wants a bottle 4 times in the night) and I was going to have to work on "Ferberizing" her.. yeah yeah.. You talk to her about that.. blargh.. We just talked to the Pedi again though, and she said its behavioral, and to try to get her to NOT use the bottle as a soothing mechanism.. Well, we shall start this as night 2.. So far its Cross-1, ME-0..
 
I'm still working on getting the Podcast up and going.. the whole losing my job thing threw me off, but I'm still going to make it happen. I plan on starting out doing a 30 minute podcast, and then if it goes well, maybe we'll do an hour/week.. we'll see..

So My mom found a ridiculous app that lets you put mouth/voices on pictures.. Here's some examples of what she did with these cute pics..(see below)

So.. America Horror story is back.. are you watching it? Its creepy.. Love it.. MJ and I went and watched "Carrie" today.. it was good, but not as good as the original.. My awesome friend Chantry is in "The Full Monty" at Sooner Theatre in Norman, we are going to watch him next weekend.. I've always loved watching him in his element!

We are headed to Norman tomorrow to watch the OSU game with Jordan's dad.. When we go there I always love to visit the little "Too Cute Bowtique" shop.. good grief, that could be the death of me.. That place has the CUTEST girl stuff ever! Tutu's, bling necklaces, and glitter shirts with bows! What more could you really ask for!! I got the girls OSU bling there last time..so cute. Maybe they will wear it tomorrow for the game.. could be adorable!! Thanks to everyone for the well wishes on the job hunt, and for keeping me in your prayers. I'm blessed beyond belief with a great support system, great friends, great family, and an awesome church.. I know that something is just around the corner for me..until then, I'll enjoy spending time with these nuggets!
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Too much? Of course.. But hilariously weird and funny.. I think so!!
XXOO--KC



Friday, October 4, 2013

Tell me something good..

So.. I'm happy to have found another radio show to listen too.. When Kidd Kraddick died, I tried to give that show a go, but man, its pretty terrible without him, so I had to find something else.. Enter the Bobby Bones Show on 101.9 The Twister.. ITs out of Nashville, so not Local, but its pretty good.. Each day he has this feature called "Tell me something good" in which they share good news.. I like it.. I'm also pretty pumped about the new "Hank FM" radio station.. ITs classic country, and its actually GOOD Classic country! I heard me a little Tanya Tucker, and they play the Oak Ridge Boys, so I'm in!!

 We had a great time at the farm last weekend.. Crosslee loves outside and Londyn loves the hot tub, so its a win-win! The weather has been so nice. I think I'm going to get out the girls Halloween outfits this weekend and see how that works.. They are going as little holstein cows. Sawyer has a matching costume with them. I'm thinking this could be a huge cuteness opportunity, so we'll see if they cooperate.

 We are taking the girls to see MJ's dad & step mom this weekend. They offered to watch the girls for a few hours while we go to the movie, or shop around.. Not sure what we will do with this magical free time, but I'm thinking we will find something!! I want to see the movie "Rush".. with Chris Helmsworth.. the guy who played Thor.. MJ is not excited about this, which I find shocking, because its about cars that drive fast, which is something he is usually into big time. We may just go get Jordan some more work clothes.. For those who don't know, at the end of August MJ left his job at the FAA and went to work for Aubrey's new company, American Energy Partners. He LOVES It.. and being that the Goverment is on hold right now, its a huge blessing! I knew he would love it.. and he is doing awesome over there, but he has had to kick the dress code up a notch, so we need to get him some more dress clothes.

 The girls had their shots on Tuesday. They are both doing awesome. Cross is almost 15 pounds now! They are 4 months old now, and L weighs 13.7. Remember in the womb, L was always bigger, so Cross is making up for lost time. They are both pretty fun right now. They laugh out loud..especially when my mom tickles them. Cross is very ticklish and she laughs all the time. Thankfully she is through with her rage issues for the most part. They took the shots pretty good.. Our Peditrician said it was time for Miss Cross to start eating cereal because she is not getting full at night.. So as a result I get up with her 3-5 times in the night and she wants a bottle.. So we may try that this weekend too.. I got them some high chairs yesterday and Cross likes it.. She likes to sit in there and play.

They are becoming more playful now. Lapoppins takes them outside in their exersaucer and bouncer to play and they love watching things outside. This fallish weather has been so nice. Tonight we are supposed to go to a Church Social.. and we'll see if the girls will cooperate. Its so hard for us to do things in the evening because they have a pretty good evening schedule.. If we get off that, we usually pay the price!


 Pretty excited about Fall TV.. American Horror story starts this week.. The Coven.. Should be creepy and good.. Also been watching that new show "The Black List".. its very good.. and then Grey's finally came back on! I'll be honest, most of these are watched on DVR when we get a spare minute, but I do still love me some TV.

I've decided I'm going to start doing a Podcast.. Not sure exactly how its going to play out, but I'll update with details when it gets a little closer to happening. There's just too much stupid stuff that happens to me for me not to share it with you guys! More to come...