Tuesday, December 28, 2010


so we made it through (most of) the holidays....PREGNANT!!!

I had no idea i might be carrying a child...

I took 2 home pregnancy tests on 12/21/10 && found out that I am pregnant!

This is our first child...we are not yet married!

Our wedding was scheduled for May 21, 2011...that's off!

Not that we mind...we are sooo excited for me to be pregnant!

My first OB appt is on Jan 7th!!! Then I'll know the due date...

Will is calling my "baby momma" && i have to say that i kinda like it!

He is starting to rub my belly & ask how his baby is...

We might have settled on names really quickly.

Luckily i had that damn room painted yellow...shew.

should we find out the sex of the baby?

homeschooling may be a shitload closer than i thought....

woooooooooooooo hooooooooooooooo!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

a quickie...

just a little update for all my homies...

will & i went over to the new house lastnight to check out what the painters had accomplished.

it looks great!

the goldish-yellow that i chose for the dining/kitchen is a little brighter that i imagined.

will liked it.

i was totally surprised by that; totally happy that i get to keep the color!

the "pecan" that we chose for all the main rooms/hall looks wonderful; neutral & warm!

the yellow for the bedrooms looks really good, too.

I'M HAPPY! we're getting there...

I'm hoping to move most everything in by monday night or tuesday afternoon...

I still have to clean everything in our current house!

Wish us luck, the worst part of moving is right around the corner!

much love,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Aren't Moms Awesome?

Mine is!

You know I'm moving?! We got the farmhouse that we wanted...eventually we will have the 30 surrounding acres!

But, anyway, my Mom is the best.

She came over to my house yesterday and helped me pack stuff up like nobodys' business!

We actually ran out of boxes....but it's nice to know the majority of my packing is done!

We will move into our new house on the 15th of this month - December!

I'll have to get my Christmas tree a little late...a small price to pay to be exactly where we want to be!

Much Love,

Friday, November 26, 2010


Will & I had a wonderful day yesterday with my Fam!

We drank wine, ate delicious food & played Just Dance 2*.

OMG!OMG! I love that game. seriously. I would marry it.

You get your heart pumping to great songs. I didn't even care about looking like a fool while I was doing it!

&& The fun to watch everyone else "dance" is just hilarious!

I totally recommend families to get that game for the Wii*!!!

* I was NOT reviewing this product. Wii by Nintendo has no idea who I am or that I have even played their game...or else they would know what a cool bitch I am && send me a copy instead of making me buy it!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We'll Be At The Atlanta Game!!!

If Sunday's game is going to be broadcasted in your area look for us on the tee-vee! We'll be in the Owners' Box!!

That should be a fun day!

Will & I are going to be able to spend Thanksgiving Day with my side of The Fam...we'll be in Raleigh.

I have done all the cooking for my immediate family to take to the event...Mom is back in Jacksonville helping out my sister...

I have made/am making:

60 homemade rolls
1 qt. chorizo/cream cheese dip
1 huge pan of mac & cheese
1 crockpot full of beans

It's going to be a busy weekend!

We are driving back home tomorrow after we eat. I know, I know. Glutton for punishment!

Friday I believe I'm working for a couple of hours & then we are hitting the road to Atlanta!

Friday night we will be attending Cirque du Soleil with Will's fam...

Resting a bit on Saturday, maybe some shopping (woo hoo!!!)...

& Sunday we're going to the game with Will's fam! I am especially excited about this part. I LOVE FOOTBALL!

The Owners' Box isn't too bad, either. Good food & a great view!!! Love it!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you happen to be!

Much Love,

Monday, November 22, 2010

Packing Our Stuff For The Move...

I have packed 11/2 boxes.

One of those was glasses.

I can see myself running around crazily as friends stand in the living room waiting to help me move.

I will probably have nightmares about that tonight. nice.

We talked to a friend yesterday & he offered to "start" our herd! For free. seriously.

We are debating the following animals to have on our farm (besides cows, obviously):

fainting goats

a llama

a burrough


a miniature donkey

I'm sure we've mentioned other animals...but these are the "serious" ones. well, as serious as Will & I get.

the Farm. The farm. The Farm. THE FARM! we are excited about this.

We also talked about asking one of my cousins to come live on the farm. We'll see how that goes.

Much Love,

Friday, November 19, 2010

Spotty Posting

So I have good news & bad news.

I'll give you the good news 1st: We're moving to our farm!!!

We are so excited. We will be in a cute little brick house. I had to say cute because it's little. seriously.

Nothing I cannot handle for a couple years, though.

I'm going to paint & decorate...so it will be cute. Will is going to do some addition/removal of walls...

I'll try to post before & after pictures just so y'all know way more about me than you want to!

There are 20 acres that will be ours right off...& 10 more acres that the previous owners will use for hay.

The bad news is: We (totally meaning me) want to move in by Dec. 1st...which means my posts will be even more spotty than usual...that's less than two weeks, people!

I will keep you updated as best I can...wish us luck with this move!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bitches love me.

I do not know if that's actually true in this case...

but I do have 93 pageviews.

I still have only one follower & that's Will. My fiance.

&& he doesn't even read this blog!

Can someone give a little feedback?

How am I doing?

Too Boring?

Getting there?

Maybe the problem is my schedule & not posting every single day?...I might be on to something here!

I'll try my best to get in at least a teensy-weensy post everyday!

Keep your fingers crossed that "the farm" happens...along with the organic cattle raising thing.

I might be a farmgirl/cowgirl yet!

Much love,

Friday, November 12, 2010

Will is finally coming home...

Will has been in Colorado hunting since last Tuesday! He shot an eight point mule deer Sunday...so excited to get that meat in the freezer. It is going to be delicious.

Things have been a little different around the house without him. I've cleaned it....

I have figured out that I don't especially like having to take a dog out on leash!

We have one dog that is 10 yrs old...I've had her since she was a puppy & she doesn't go on a leash unless we're in a public place that requires it.

That's Roxy checking the pool out at my parents'...a few minutes before she fell in!

The 10 mth old puppy requires a leash or I need an extra dose of anxiety medicine!

 That's Rotty at about 3 or so months... 

He stays in the yard (knocking on wood here) but it just freaks me out because he's so young and playful...not to mention that the crazy cat lady lives across the street from us. He hasn't had any interaction with cats, so I'm not totally sure what his reaction could be off of the leash.

Moving on...I don't really like sleeping by myself anymore. I am so used to him cuddling me up each night, it's a little hard to sleep in this huge bed with only Roxy taking up his side of the bed.

 I'm used to a little snoring in my ear. Or telling him to take off his glasses before he ruins them.

That's Will...before I remind him to take the glasses off. This is such a flattering picture; I should've learned how to post these before now. bwahahahaha.

Come to think of it: maybe I just miss being the boss. Of everything. Not that I really want to be; I can't seem to help myself.

Posting pictures is awesome...it'll let anyone besides "the flyer" get to know me...or feel like you know me.

This is my bestest friend in the world, Eric, & I about a year ago...

and this is me on that same night...we were totally drinking lots of red wine!

and this is what happens when I let Will take pictures of me...
OMG. How scary is that? No wonder the dogs get a little "shy" when i want to smile at them!

and this is how I look right now. as I'm typing this. ha. this was a couple years ago.

this is me saying WTF? Who picked this one out. It totally looks like I'm yawning & talking. NOTE: this is not the dress I picked! I won't put pictures on here until after the wedding!

Sooo. I guess I've humiliated myself enough tonight. I'll reconsider drinking 2 beers & blogging later. For the moment I'm loving it.

At least you can never say I didn't show my true colors on my blog!

Much love, bitches!


Friday, November 5, 2010

I'm on a roll...

So. I did all of the burritos yesterday afternoon/evening. It wasn't hard, but kind of a pain in that I had to stand at the counter forever, kept getting greasy/yucky fingers. But, but. They will be worth it when Will comes home late from work & wants a snack instead of a huge meal....

I also went ahead and cooked the vegetable soup...just waiting on me now to put it in jars.

On to more important things...

My sister & I got into a huge fight lastnight. You see Mom has been at her house helping her for, oh, let's say, 3 weeks. uh huh.

My sister started with texting me telling me that I should've been hanging out with Dad, checking on him, making sure he had everything he needs. MY PARENTS ARE NOT FEEBLE OR ELDERLY. So, I'm like "what?". We text back & forth a few times & I decided to call her & try to figure out what was really going on. Needless to say that conversation spiralled out of control in short order...she took some low blows which comes as no shock to me. But it hurts all the same. I ended the conversation with some extremely naughty words. She deserved them, she was totally acting the part.

Let's hope everything rights itself before too long. I see some therapy in the future if we ever expect this relationship to work out!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

sooo. i'm sorry.

I haven't been blogging lately. For almost a month, right. I am sorry...not that I really have any loyal followers yet...except I will give a shout out to my homie "the flyer" woot woot.

So here's a rundown on what's been going on in my life:

  • Last Saturday was the last day at "Moose Creek"...that's where I work nights during the summer at an "exclusive members only" golf club. Nice place. Weird people. I love the money that comes in with that job, but am also thankful that it's over this year. I feel like Will & I never got any quality time together.

  • My job that I work part-time throughout the year is pissing me off.  I won't write all those things here!

  • I am still *kinda* planning my wedding. Not that it's off or anything, but I just haven't had the time.

Seriously, I have towels in the washer that are going to have to be re-washed. Hopefully I'll do that tonight.

  • Will left for Colorado on Tuesday. He's with some friends doing some hunting. He has a tag for an elk & a tag for a mule deer. I hope he brings home both. The animals, not the tags!

&& this leaves me home by myself! Not cool. Although I still have the 38 & I'm still ready to shoot it! *please don't make me have to shoot that damn thing*

I had it all worked out to do some "freezer cooking". I love this concept. & I figured with Will out of town for 10 days I'd have time. So I started that yesterday. I froze the following:

3 qts Chicken Stock
5 pts Chicken Stock
6 qts Lentil Soup
4 pts Lentil Soup
24 Lime Juice Cubes

I have ready to put together/make:

1 Huge Pot of Vegetable Soup (maybe 6 - 8 qts)
30 burritos (chix, rice, 2 kinds of beans, cheez & onion)
      I'll make different mixtures of all that.
48 (at least) Banana Nut Muffins
24 - 48 Homemade Dinner Rolls
1 - 2 Loaves Bread

Looks good to me. Lots of food...makes me happy.

Now on to something that is really pissing me off:

Snow is in the forecast. I mean it's coming. At Midnight. Where we live: 3 - 6". Will is out of town. I hate to drive in the snow. hate. it. Which means I probably won't go to the office tomorrow! woot woot.

I have food. No ice is expected so I should have power. My doggies will be with me. I'm good. After a stop at Lowes to get some ice melt for the porch steps...would hate to slide down those suckers.

So I don't really have anything else...I've been reading lots of blogs, just haven't been commenting, which I totally need to do! && I need to learn how to put pictures on here...if it snows enough I'd like to show yall how beautiful it gets here in the mountains!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

people are ballsy...

so i'm sitting in my (public) office minding my own business.

reading a blog. noooo. seriously. it's what i do in my down time. shame.

in walks a man. ( that smells like alcohol, not  the rubbing kind, either. )

he gets right to the point. "i have to pee really bad. can i use your bathroom?"

i reply "i'm sorry, but we do not have a public restroom."

him "but i have to pee really bad."

me "i'm sorry, but our restroom is not for the public."

him "i'm gonna go pee behind the building" with a look of defiance.

me "that's fine. the owner of this building lives upstairs & if he sees you he is not going to be happy" with fire in my eyes.

seriously? where did you come from? & why in the hell would you think not only think it's acceptable to pee behind this building....you also think it's acceptable to forewarn me?

and why can't i think of witty responses in good time? he took me aback, for sure. but, damn. i could've come up with something, right?!

i am not kidding you. there is a freak magnet somewhere in my body. or maybe it's the brainwaves i send out.

my life is funny.

telling friends about your blog...

i was reading a blog the other day...i don't recall which one. if you recognize it you can remind me...then i'll link it.

so she was talking about should i/shouldn't i tell my family & friends that i write a blog?!

i'm going with shouldn't. there are 4 people in my "real life" that know about this blog. i like it that way.

i tend to write things that i may not say...all because i know that a. not many people actually look at my blog & b. chances are you don't actually know me.

so i'm safe. i mean i'm not incredibly mean or anything. but this is my territory. i will write exactly what i'd like here. you can complain, but  i probably won't change it.

my sis knows about this blog. she doesn't read it. or she'd be pissed that i contemplated bitch slapping her while she was wheelchair bound. she hasn't said a word.

so, again, i'm good. people in my real life don't even bother reading this.

love it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

the answer to "did you bitch slap her?"...

no. i didn't. she didn't whine or cry or anything. so i never hit her. it would've been funny, though!

i did get really sick. on the way down there i started feeling unwell. that was thursday. i went to the doctor down there on monday. he said an upper respiratory infection but no antibiotics. what?!

we came back home on tuesday. wednesday i was back at the doctor. i had/have bronchitis, acute sinusitis & pharyngitis...not cool. i'm still on antibiotics, still not feeling well. i mean i cannot do anything without being wiped out!

so i'm just chillin'. waiting to get back to myself.

we did see some really good friends over the weekend...we made plans for "scarowinds" in a couple weeks. will & i are so excited! && we're going to a friend of wills that same weekend for a halloween party. i haven't met him or his family, so that should be cool.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

aggravating situations.

yeah. i've been known to do that. isn't it childish? to just push those buttons? when will is pissed with me (which isn't often because i'm damn near perfect) if i don't push his buttons i've already thought about pushing them. & those thoughts make me giggle. for real. that does not make him happy.

so my sis is having outpatient knee surgery tomorrrow. mom & i are going down there to help sis out. she has 3 kids & a husband (who might as well be a child himself...but he does work) anyway. we are going to help her. she mentioned me coaching soccer. ha. i don't watch that shit. don't play it, either. no clue how that's going to go. i might have to cuss out a ref, though. be warned.

but here's what i'm thinking: she won't be able to walk around freely for a day or so. she already told me the wheelchair they're putting her in is the kind that she can't roll by herself, so she has to have a push....ahem.

this is the perfect time for me to bitch slap her. i mean. come. on. it is the opportunity of a lifetime. i might do it. or just writing about it & almost pissing my pants might be enough. i'll let you know when i get back into town...

things i/we have said to/about the dogs...

*do you think it would hurt if we thumped touched his balls?

*quit skateboarding on that bone. it makes too much noise.

* don't hump daddy's head.

* i'm the only one that humps mommy.

* quit licking the soap bubbles.

* if you drink a bunch of water & throw up i'm not cleaning it up.

* we can't have sex in front of the dog...it'll scare him to death.

* is it too hard to take him into the bathroom with you while you shit use it?

* if you bite my ass one more time i am going to tear you up.

just as a side note: i came out of the bathroom the other night from taking my bath. will was sitting in the chair with his back to me. he heard me come out of the bathroom. i did one of those scary holler/laugh things to the younger dog because he was staring at me. will almost came out of his skin. & he covered his head. ha hahahah...

How my name came about...

so. will told me lastnight that i should tell how this nickname came about. ok. i'm down with that.

THEN. he said i'll write a blog. i said: "you mean a post." he says: "no. a blog." i get all high & mighty...cause i've been blogging for a week now. "A POST!"....sorry guys. but i think he's hell bent on writing a post here. it might be boring. just hang with me. we'll get through it.

anyway. back to how i got this nickname. i am getting ready to give out some personal information. don't stalk me. it's not worth it. i do not put out. will knows. && i have a 38 & i'm looking for a reason to shoot it. seriously. it's been a while.

wow. i think i have ADD or something. on we go. my other married name was Butler. where i work during the summer came up with a hilarious nickname for me last year. J. But. yeah. it's pretty freakin funny. i liked it. i enjoyed the same name again this year (i've been divorced since '01 or '02, by the way)......

UNTIL. we got engaged. will proposed in june. so i came back to work & not 2 weeks later i had two options for my new nickname. J. How or J. Ho...obviously you know which i picked. it was put up to vote. the cooler of the two obviously won out.

i think will just used me. to make sure everyone knew how manly he is. he got me to agree to take his name. people have nicknamed me because of it. & i just told everyone. does he think he owns me?

Monday, September 27, 2010

wowza. he's fast.

My future husband is a good man. I have always felt comfortable & protected with him. Friday proved it for me. I won't go into details here; because they're personal....but he sure is protective over his family & the ones he loves. && his reaction time is phenomenal! Seriously, I was impressed! I love you Will.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Finding My Bridal Shoes...

will & i went to charleston a couple of weeks ago. one thing i had on my mind was finding my "perfect" wedding shoes. they would not be white. red or hot pink. definitely HIGH heels. i knew i had to look while we were there && i kinda thought i'd find them. oooh la la. i saw some kate spade sparkly silver heels that were beau-ti-ful & i fell in love! $295 made me queasy, though. i'm cheap. thrifty. sooo not spending $295 on shoes; wedding or not! along comes the steve madden store. i tried on a few pairs of shoes with will watching on in boredom. he actually noticed the weirdness of my sales girls' bangs more than what i was trying on. he did say yes or no. i could tell he didn't love anything i tried on more than i did! my sweet girl (with weird bangs) brings over red high heels. && announces "i don't know if you'd even like these but....they're 50% off & left in only your size.??!!" "whaaaat?" 50% off? hand me those. in my head - - "oh dear. i hope these bitches work. they're red. does will see that fat roll as i lean over. don't bust your ass or he'll swear you'll be killed on the wedding day. oh. oh. oh. hallelujah! they fit. they're perfect!" - - so i ask will "what do you think?" he says "i really like them. they look really good." OMG i am in shoe heaven. && total price was...drumroll, please...$26.87. seriously. we went straight back to our hotel & ordered bloody marys. i took pictures on my phone & immediately sent them to mom...she loves them, too. the only thing that makes me sad is that i cannot (will not...something new) wear them before 5/21/11. oh well. i will dance my ass off & show those shoes off like nobodys' business. just wait.