Monday, April 26, 2010

Ahhh!! No internet!!

This is pathetic. I seriously don’t know what we did before the internet. We have been without the internet at our house for 3 days and Griff and I are beside ourselves. Actually, we technically have the internet but we can’t get our wireless to work and my desktop computer has some awesome virus so it can’t be used until we get it fixed. Soooo, since we don’t have internet at the house I can’t post any pictures or let you in on all the exciting house projects going on. In the mean time I will post what I can from work, which isn’t much because I am at work after all. Here is a quick summary of our crazy lives these past few days. Ready? Go!

We closed on our house last Tuesday. We started moving that night and took over a load of crap, stuff, each night after work. Griff borrowed a trailer from someone at work; we both took off from work on Friday and moved almost everything ourselves. {Yes, the rumors are true, I am freakishly strong.} Friday night, Saturday morning, we painted the master bedroom because some of our friends were helping us move the remaining stuff on Saturday and I wanted at least our bedroom painted before the furniture came in. {Can’t wait to show you these before and afters!} We moved the remaining crap, stuff on Saturday and started unpacking a bit that night. Oh dear Lord the boxes. There are so many! After dinner on Saturday night Griff fell asleep on the couch and I unpacked our bedroom until 3am. {Trying to fit all our clothes into one room is ridiculous! I didn’t realized we were both such clothes whores.} Sunday there was more unpacking, ugh. Sunday night Griff tested for his blue belt in Brazilian Ju Jitzu and passed!! I am so proud of him! {I have pictures; but again, until I get the crack at my house, I can’t post them.}

So that’s a quick summary of what’s been going on with us. I have to leave for Chicago for a business trip on Wednesday to Friday and then drive to Humble this weekend. So I will post pictures as soon as I can. Just don’t want all 4 of you that read this blog to think I forgot about ya.

Love to all!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Closing Today!!!

It's finally here! Today's the day we close on our house!! I am so stinking excited I can barley contain myself. I thought I would have trouble going to sleep last night with all the excitement, anticipation, anxiousness; but nope, not me, I feel asleep on the couch bout 9:30 last night. Let me tell you, it was awesome! With all the packing, doggies, working, weddings, packing, and just life in general, I guess my poor little butt was just too tired to lay awake anticipating the closing today.

Ah well, I'm rested, ready to sign my life way :), and ready kick this next phase of our lives in high gear!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

To pack or not to pack? Not, in our case.

We are closing on our house in a couple of days and we thought maybe we should start packing? I mean, I had packed a little here and there but had definatley NOT made a dent in anything. So after Griff came home from Judo Friday night we decided to get started. We cranked up the iTunes and got to work. We packed a few boxes but we laughed and joked around more than we packed. Ah well, we tried.

So Saturday I woke up early, {for having gone to bed late the night before, or early depending on how you look at it}, and took Eva to her vet appt. to get her up to date on all of her shots. She was a good puppy and took her shots like a big girl. She wasn’t keen on any of the treats they tried to give her though, all 3 of them. Weird I know. After the vet Eva and I went to Pet Smart together to get her a name tag and some new toys for being such a good girl at the vet. {And maybe so she’ll stop taking Charley’s out of her mouth, maybe not.}

On the way home I picked up some Rudy’s breakfast taco’s, one of my favorite places for tacos. Deeeelish!!

When Eva and I got home Griff and I ate our tacos and talked about how badly we DID NOT want to start packing. Ugh, did I mention I hate packing. Come to think of it I don’t think I know anyone that actually likes to pack. Except maybe professional movers, but I don’t think even they actually like moving. But I digress. Anyway, so here are a few pics of us packing yesterday.

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Charley doing her best to stay out of the way.

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Eva laying right in the middle of everything.

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This picture makes me laugh. This is Griff pouting because he doesn’t want to pack anymore. {Did I mention he only packed 1 box when this picture was taken? He said it was a big box so it should count as 2 boxes. Whatever!} Why he’s chosen the fridge to hug while he pouts I have no idea. But it’s funny none the less.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Yes, it’s a word. Look it up, I did. Or for those of you who are thinking… “Why should I look it up when clearly you are gonna tell me”, here goes. So yesterday, a co-worker used the word “coot”, in the sentence, “you crazy coot!” And I being the kind of person to quickly point of people’s mistakes, I corrected her and told her that I believe the saying is “you crazy kook”, not “coot”. She agreed with me but we both wondered if “coot” was in fact even a word. Thanks to my live in dictionary, Amy, moving out, I now must resort to whenever I need to check, I mean, correct my spelling. We looked it up and discovered that indeed “coot” is a word. Allow me to elaborate:

1. any aquatic bird of the genus Fulica, as F. americana, of North America, and F.
atra, of the Old World, characterized by lobate toes and short wings and tail.
2. any of various other swimming or diving birds, esp. the scoters.
3. Informal. a foolish or crotchety person, esp. one who is old.

Perhaps I should look into purchasing some Word of the Day toilet paper.
{You won't believe this, but I could NOT find a picture!!} However I come across this website. Wow. I had no idea there was such a market for personalized toilet paper.

Or this little gem I just discovered … Sudoku Toilet Paper!

Anyhoo, seeing how I was intrigued by the new addition to my vast growing vocabulary, I decided to jump on over to to see what wealth of information they offered for my new word friend. {If you have never been to this website you need to check it out! Mainly because they use the word in a sentence and the sentences are usually hysterical!} See example below, {these are just a few}:


1. A dark-gray water dwelling bird resembling a duck.
2. A foolish old man.
3. Seeing how the USC football sucks so consistently, it seems rather offending to

good poultry everywhere to call them Gamecocks, so a "coot" is a much more

realistic symbol for such an inept football program.

1) “Any coots arrested today?”
2) “He meant jorts, as in jean shorts; you know, the staple of every Coot's wardrobe.”

4. A slang term referring to a middle-aged or old person. Could be insulting

depending on intent.

1) "That old coot."

OK, are you still with me? You should be, because all of the above brings me to the real reason for this post; by far the most fabulous word of the day!! {You probably already guess from the title of the post}, but never the less, here it is! Crotchety! Isn’t that a fantastic word?! I mean, it has the word crotch embedded into the word! What more do you need?! That in itself makes it spectacular!{By now you all know I have a 12 year old boy’s sense of humor and find this downright funny!} Now you might have heard of this word before, and if so, just shut up and let me have my moment. Here is the definition of the word:



1. given to odd notions, whims, grouchiness, etc.

2. of the nature of a crotchet.

—Related forms

crotch·et·i·ness, noun

1. fussy, eccentric, grouchy.

Bore-ring. Now for the more enjoyable definition of this fabulous word… from our good friends at where else but… {Sentence examples #3 & #4 are my personal favorites!}


1. An adjective used to describe an old person. More specifically, someone who seems to hate life in their

"golden years" and feels the need to take it out on others. These are the people that should be sent into the

surface of the sun.

2. Grumpy, bitchy, cow-faced, describing an old person

3. Of or pertaining to the crotchular region.

4. Of a sexually promiscuous nature.

1) “Look at that crotchety old bastard! He sure is mean!”

2) “Drive faster you crotchety old lady!”

3) “Ray-Ray was experiencing a crotchety itch, so he jiggied on down to the clinic on the co-nah.

4) "Daaaaymn, son, Sha-nay-nay is one crotchety ho'!" said one young urbanite to his homie.

Surface of the sun?! I mean really! That’s awesome! And are you kidding?!! Sha-nay-nay? I mean, we always knew she was a crotchety ho, but now we have internet proof! And remember kids, we must always believe what we read on the internet.

So my dear friends, let us recap what we have we learned today? Coot is in fact an actual word, not only can you learn new and exciting words whilst you “take care of business” but you can also brush up on your arithmetic, Ray-Ray took care of his itch, and most importantly, that Sha-nay-nay is a crotchety ho.

Happy Hump Day.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


OK, so I know we have been MIA for a while and we have neglected our blog, so sorry about that. It’s just that this is a crazy time in our lives! And since I am the one that posts blog I have been a bit preoccupied with life. Let me give you a little insight on the crazy that is our life:

*March 12-14: I went home to Humble to help Mom get ready for her garage sale taking place May 1. After 25 years of living in the same house, they have a lot of stuff!

*March 20: Austin Rodeo {My company sponsored the BMF Cooks, a chili cook off team. Free food and booze? We’re in!!}

*April 2-4: Easter weekend at the Ranch with most of my side of the family there, {we had church service at the ranch and I counted 47 blood/marriage relatives in attendance, 57 peeps total.}

*April 9: Kevin and Kayla’s wedding, it was beautiful and we had a blast! So happy for you guys!

*April 16-18: Doug & Jennifer's wedding in Houston. Pack our entire 3 bedroom, 2 story house and get ready to move.

*April 20: We close on our new home!!

*April 23-25: Move into our new home, all by ourselves, no movers. Ugh.

*April 28-30: I have a work thing in Chicago at my company’s Chicago office.

*April 30-May 2: I fly back to Austin at 5:00pm on Friday the 30th, only to get into my car and make the 3+ hour drive to Humble for my Mom’s garage sale the following day.

*And sometime from April 20th through May 1st
I have to find time to clean our old house and take care of any "incidents" Charley left behind.


And to top it all off we adopted a sweet puppy dog named Eva. We love our Charley girl and have been talking about getting her a friend to keep her company while we are at work all day. While we were at the ranch for Easter my Dad’s cousin Martha and I got to talking and she mentioned that she was looking for a good home to take her sweet Eva, a half yellow lab, and half who knows. She said that they love her dearly but they just can’t give her the attention that she needs. Griff and I talked it over and decided that we can give her a good home and lots of love and attention. So Sunday afternoon Martha and her son Phillip drove from College Station to Austin to bring us the new addition to the Dabadie Family.

The first night was a bit rough. She is used to sleeping outside, so it was a bit of an adjustment for her to sleep inside. But she eventually figured it out and slept through the night. She did keep trying to get onto the bed though and she kept trying to play with Charley. So last night I pulled the memory foam off the guest bed and made a pallet on the floor so I could sleep with Eva and show her that sleeping on the floor inside is OK. Surprisingly, that pallet was dang comfortable! In fact I plan on sleeping there again tonight and until Eva gets comfortable with us and her new home. I don’t think she liked sleeping on the floor by herself the first night because she was in a scary new place. I want to make her as comfortable as possible and if that means sleeping on the floor then so be it. Wow, the things we will do for our pets.

Anyhoo, so yesterday Griff and I loaded the doggies up into my car and took them to a local dog park and turned em’ loose. Griff and I ran along with the dogs on one of the trails for a while then let them play in the water, chase squirrels, swim for sticks, and whatever else they wanted to do. We wanted to let them play and be doggies, but we also wanted to wear them out a bit so they would sleep well through the night. Here is a picture and a video Griff took with his phone. Sorry there is not a picture of Eva’s face, but I will post one soon, I promise. {I need to remember to charge my camera and maybe bring it with me. That might help with taking pictures, actually having my camera. Doh!}

So to say the least we have been a little busy!

I will post as often as I can and I will remember to charge my camera. Love to all and have a great week!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Balls in your mouth.

OK, so I had to share this picture of Charley.
{Sorry the picture quality is so poor. Griff took it with his phone, sent it to me, and I then sent it to my email. It's been around the block.}

Griff went home for lunch today, {as he does most days, lucky SOB}, and captured this picture of our girl taking an afternoon snooze. As I have mentioned many times before Charley loves her tennis balls. I mean loves, LOVES them! See the ball in her mouth? That's riiiiiight, she fell asleep with the ball in her mouth.

I see our "no ball in the house" rule goes over real well when I'm not home. Figures.