Monday, December 29, 2008


Inspired by MckMama and her MSC*

First and foremost... I definitely do not have a very fun post stirring in my mind to tell you all about my traveling extravaganza -- And because I've been away for 9 days, I did not spend all of Sunday grocery shopping, doing laundry and cleaning whilst I wished dearly I could have been blogging :) B.U.T. -- I would never sneak in at least a half hour to read all of my sweet and amazing comments from the bestest bloggers ever ;0) It was like Christmas all over again... Nope! Not me!

Speaking of traveling, Dan and I did not drive 2,300 miles in 9 days -- We are not dreaming about seat positions, air conditioning adjustments and taking wrong exits, we are not thoroughly enjoying our own bed (er... uh... you know what I mean ;0) and as far as we know, we are not crazy -- Nope! Not Me!

I happened to drive our last 10 1/2 hour trek from FL to NC -- I insisted we listen to a Book on CD (I highly recommend these, by the way... your local library rents them for free) because it makes the time go by so fast -- Well... in conjunction with the fact that I was delirious from all the traveling, I was really into the story of this couple who lived in CA and when I saw a sign for NC, I was not confused as to why I did not see signs for CA, then have to shake my brain to remember where we were and where I was going and I definitely did not look at Dan to see if he noticed his wife was going insane... seriously. -- Nope! Not Me!

OK... I. love. comments. There... I said it. -- This is because I love to feel popular I love to know that what I am writing is either making people laugh, cry or just plain touching their hearts... When you're with yourself all day, you can tend to get a little bored by your thoughts, but then, there are comments... people who love your thoughts -- I say all that to say this... I was not totally blown away by everyone's incredibly sweet comments whilst I was away, I did not receive the most thoughtful Christmas e-card from Lyndsey and I did not receive another amazing award!!! Saskia over at Saskia's Spot -- I DO not LOVE YOU LADIES!!! Nope! Not Me!

This award is for those who show great Attitude and/or Gratitude! Thanks Saskia!

Look was Santa did not bring me!!!!

Seriously, folks... I'm. in. love. -- She is a Miniature Doxin (Dachshund) and her name is Elly Mae Coker (I know. I know.) -- This would never be my husband's attempt to do a trial run on kids and I am definitely not blowing his socks off with my mommy skills ;0) Nope! Not Me! (more about her later!)

It is not 7:06 a.m. and I am not begrudgingly thinking about work that starts in 1 hour and 54 minutes and I do not hate that I have to leave Elly Mae here without me! Why is it again that I work? Oh. right. So we can eat. OK. Better go... :)


Sass said...

I have NOT missed you. ;) I am NOT looking forward to getting back into blog mode.

And I am NOT ready for Christmas break to be over yet.

And now I'm confused. ;)

But I have to tell you, my word verification for this is cracking me up.

It says, 'nonbuzy'

hee hee.


Courtney said...


And I LOVE her name! And look at that ribbon around her neck! Oh my...what fun.

Leaving you a comment today simply to make you feel mean, to feel like your posts make people smile and laugh. I certainly did this morning! :)

Happy Day to you!

Courtney in Indiana

sarah said...

I can't believe you got a dog for Christmas. Very cute. Is that the best gift you got this year?

Chloie said...

Your puppy's so cute! Now, I really want a puppy... especially after watching Marley and Me!

Erin said...

I am soooo "not" in love with Elly Mae! She is "not" so stinkin cute and cuddly. Have fun with her!

Brooke said...

Oh my, that sweet little pup! And her name is just P.E.R.F.E.C.T.!

Glad to have you back on the blog-o-sphere; I love reading your posts!

Happy holidays to you and Dan and the pups!

Ashley said...

OMG... congrats! I should not be this excited about someone else's christmas present! :-) soooo ADORABLE!

Mrs. Stilettos said...

Oh my goodness!! She is the sweetest little thing ever! Congrats momma!

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

Oh my goodness. I love her! I'm definitely NOT a dog person... Shes probably the cutest thing I've seen in awhile. I love the holidays but I'm glad to be home too!
I get my dogs to pose by holding a treat over the camera, it works pretty much everytime...I also take like 30 pics of the same shot just to get 1 good one.
Love your "Not Me's"!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That puppy is so super cute!!

Izzy said...

What an adorable puppy!!

A Belle and her Beau said...

Elly Mae is adsolutely adorable!!! Are you just in love??!!

Have a great New year!!!

Michelle Hix said...

What a sweet little thing Ellie Mae is. How did she do without you when you went back to work?

amy (metz) walker said...

Oh my gosh, Elly Mae is completely precious! How could you not be instantly in love with a cutie like that.

You did an LOT of driving this holiday season. I thought going to Dallas (and back) was a long trip but you've definitely got me beat! Glad you made it safely and had a good holiday...looking forward to reading your fun post about traveling!

Happy New Years!

Saskia said...

Awwww, she is just the cutest!!! What a special Christmas present!

Happy New Year!

I'm looking forward to seeing more photos of Elly Mae Coker :)

Saskia x

Yocumotion said...

So Cute!!!!! That is the best puppy EVER!
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Candace said...

I am a little behind on my blog reading, but your baby is adorable!!! How precious!