Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Good Day

Today was a good day. I laid around until 10 am watching QVC beauty products for starters. Then Paige and I met two of my girlfriends for lunch. We sat at the table and talked for nearly 3 hours! It was so much fun! Later, we took Frank to shop for a laptop for his birthday, then ate at Sylvia's. Paige and I split an order of chicken alfredo...yummm! After we got home, I made a cheese ring and some cranberry coconut bars for a reception at church tomorrow. I made these bars at Christmas and they were sooooooooooo good! Here is the recipe (cuz I know everybody is dying for a recipe):

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or white vanilla chips
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup pecan halves
Combine cracker crumbs and butter; press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; mix well. Gently spread over crust. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-28 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

And last, and certainly not least, I ended my good day laying in bed watching Gilmore Girls with my husband. :o)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Welcome to the (Funny) Farm!

We have been looking for some kind of ground cover to plant up against our house out by the garage for weeks. We needed something that could handle both sun and a lot of moisture. Today, Frank decided to plant some tomato plants in that spot. Not ground cover exactly, but interesting nonetheless. We went to Walmart to get the plants and ended up with the makings of a garden(ette). We got 3 tomato plants, and cages, a green, a yellow, and an orange bell pepper plant, and two cucumber plants. We also got a black plastic iron-like fence to keep the dogs out. Oh, and a hoe...the garden kind ;o) As soon as we got home, Frank planted his little garden(ette) and put up the black plastic iron-like fence. Who knew he had aspirations to be a farmer...but then again, he WAS in FFA in high school and he HAS been to the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Grillin' and Chillin'

Today was a beautiful Saturday and we had a very nice night. Frank grilled chicken and corn on the cob and Vidalia onions, and I made a salad. The food was delicious, but the company was even better! Rick Wedgeworth was our guest! He looks great, and it was so good to have him over. His sense of smell and taste have been affected by his treatments, but he said that he could taste dinner and it was delicious. (I hope he wasn't just being nice.) The five of us ate two whole chickens, 8 ears of corn, two onions, and a whole bag of salad. The only thing we had left over was the other veggies I had for the salad. So it must have been good!

Frank has the pool looking great, and we are putting salt in it, swapping it over from chlorine. We went back for more salt today, but both Lowe's and Walmart are out. The kids have been swimming twice, and Jacob said its cooooolllllld. I'll just take their word for it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


That is all I know to say after today's Dr appt in ATL. He said he was "very pleased" with Paige's leg and that it is much better than would be expected after an injury like hers. She is free to do normal kid stuff now (which she has been doing for quite a while already). We don't have to go back for 6 months and she has graduated from physical therapy. When we go back in October, they will do an xray to check on things and to keep an eye on the growth plate. AND, I had a $30 credit, so I didn't even have to pay for today's visit!

After the dr appt, we went to SuperTarget, while the boys went to the golf store. Paige got two new bathing suits and I got 2 dresses and 2 shirts from the clearance racks. Traffic was horrible leaving, and it took us over 2 hours to get from Alpharetta to Conyers. It got much better when we finally got on 20, and I was glad to finally get home.

Tomorrow is Friday! I'm getting my hair done, so the next time you see me, I'll be all beautified.
Don't be hatin'!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Funny Things Second Graders Say

In my days as a second grade teacher, I have heard some mighty funny things (and often times shocking) come out of their mouths, but today might take the cake!

One of my mild mannered little girls told someone from another class....

"Girl, I'm gonna snatch that weave out yo head!"
Priceless! I can not make these things up! Someday, when I write my book of all the crazy things that have happened in second grade over the years, that just might be my title. And you better buy my book, because if you don't...well....see above!

Monday, April 13, 2009


We took Paige to the dr for a check up today. She is as healthy as a horse. Her bloodwork was all good; he saw no problems. She is in the 75th to 90th percentile for height and he estimates that she could be 5'7" when she is all grown up...depending on when she goes through puberty. PUBERTY?! WE AREN'T READY FOR THAT!!! She is growing up way too fast...will be in the double digits in July. These are the pictures I took of her Valentine's Dance Party...sorry it took me so long to post. We go back to the knee dr Thursday...and we sure don't miss that leg brace!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Here are some pictures of our Easter...It was a nice, relaxing day. I hope yours was too!This is the sweet tea pot and cup that I brought home from Mama's.
Here is the table all set with my precious "china" from Hobby Lobby. We had pork loin, Paula Deen's potato casserole, corn on the cob, and a light and yummy strawberry pie.

This is Paige's Easter basket. She had a hot date today...she went to see the Hannah Montana movie, just her and her daddy. In her basket, she got flip flops, a pool towel, and a journal.

Here's Jake's Easter "basket". Since almost teenaged boys are not into Easter baskets, I got him an Easter he can wash the cars for us! His basket, I mean bucket, included nerf war stuff plus all the regular goodies.
Frank went looking for the Easter bunny at Uncle Remus, and although he didn't find him, he did shoot a 47 on 9 holes, which is apparently a big deal for him.
Today was a beautiful day, a day that the Lord has made. Thank you God for this day and for sending your Son to take my place on the cross. May this day, and every day, be a reminder of your grace.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Tonight, Frank and I celebrated our 17th anniversary. He planned our 'date', and I had no idea where were going. I have been pretending to try to get it out of Paige, but I really was excited about the surprise. We dropped Paige off at Gene and Cindy's...Jake was already there...then he turned right onto 441, so I knew we weren't going to Macon. He then turned right onto Pea Ridge, so I knew we WERE going to Lake Oconee. When we turned at the Pyramid, I figured out that we were going to Filet. I actually yelled, "I know where we are going!" He denied it, and said we were going to Reynolds. He was so convincing, that I started getting nervous, and I did not want him to be taking me somewhere so fancy I'd be uncomfortable. He turned next to Publix, and I got even more worried, then I saw it...YAY! It was Filet!


When we got out of the car, I thought...ooh, I wish I had my camera so I could put a picture on my blog! (For all 5 of you who read my blog, you know!) We had the fried artichoke hearts...yum! Frank had the ribeye, and I had the NY strip. Everything was so good, that I couldnt eat but just a little of my steak, and couldn't do dessert at all. I know, I'm no fun. But let me say again, IT WAS SO GOOD! The steak was by far, the best steak I've ever eaten in my life. And I am looking forward to the leftovers. We went to Fogo de Chao in February, and this was even better than that. We came straight home and here I am blogging by 8 pm, so obviously it was a wild, wild night for the Meighan's.

Today was a big day in more ways than one though... Paige and I got our Easter dresses, and no tears were shed in the process. I kept telling her that we were going to do our best, and that it was nobody's fault if the clothes didn't fit, etc. Paige finally said, "I know, Mom" and I told her that I was saying it for my benefit not hers. It worked. I did not cry one tear...I didn't just find one dress for me, I got two!

Friday, April 10, 2009

TGIF...Good Friday Edition

TGIF! It has been a rough week, and I'm glad the work part is over! Today was no exception, and about 1:30 we got devastating news about what we have to do once the CRCT is over. I decided to leave it behind at 3:00, and I will worry about it Monday.

Tonight we went to dinner with the McCoy's and then to Freedom's Easter program. It was very, very good. Dinner and the play. This was a perfect way to spend Good Friday.

Tomorrow is our 17th anniversary. Frank has a secret date planned for us. I am so excited! I am leaving it totally up to him, and have no idea where we are going or what we are doing. I'm just supposed to be ready when he gets home from school at 4.

Paige and I have a lot of girl stuff we need to do tomorrow. We need to get her hair cut and to get her an Easter dress (pray for us) and our nails 'did'. We also need to go to the grocery store to get the makings for our Easter dinner. I know I am making a pork loin and some kind of low-cal lemon pie, but I don't know what else yet...any ideas?

I'm ready to call it a night...I'll update with the news of our big date later this weekend. Have a great one!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Mismatch of Non-Blogworthy Information

Ugh. That's how I feel. I haven't blogged in so long, because I didn't have anything going on that I felt was 'blog-worthy'. I still don't. Nothing bad is happening, just nothing noteworthy. I've still been reading all "my blogs", and I've been trying to figure out what to do with mine.

I finally made it to Hobby Lobby! Cindy and I walked up and down pretty much every aisle, and she bought cups for her class and I bought paper goods for Easter, cookies for my kid's baskets, and a plate stand. I ran into Hollie, and she had a buggy full of cool stuff. I was leaving the next day to work on my mama's house, and I just couldn't make myself buy "stuff".

I spent Tuesday through Saturday working on mama's house, and we got a lot done. There is still a lot left to do, and after we empty the house, we still have several HUGE shops full of Daddy's stuff to deal with. BIG SIGH! We had a yard sale and sold lots, and lots, and lots of stuff, and still have lots more. We hugely underpriced the stuff, but I felt like we had to get it out of the house. Mama had more glassware/dishes than most antique stores, no joke. She had lots of one cut glass pattern that was mostly sold, and I am kicking myself now for not getting it. There was a footed bowl, several other bowls, a pitcher, several different types of glasses, cream and sugar, cookie jar type thing, etc, etc, etc. I should have brought it home! I did bring home a set of brand new nice Oneida stainless and an old set of silverplated silverware. I also rescued the sweetest tea pot and cup that are carrots with bunnies. And I brought home a Britta water pitcher for Frank to keep in the fridge in the basement. (Oh, I shoulda gotten the cut glass!)

Frank started back to school Wed. and the kids are out for their spring break now. We are taking Paige to a pediatrician in Macon Monday for a full check up and to Atl on Thursday for her knee check up. Her phys therapist thinks that they will be dismissing her after this appt.

We take the all important CRCT the week of April 20th. We have been preparing for this test for what seems like forever. I will be so glad to go ahead and get it over with. I promise to work on having a better outlook on things, and being more positive and getting back to blogging noteworthy blogs...or at least regular blogs. Thanks for being patient with me.

PS. Yes, in case you are wondering, I'm PMS'ing. And I kept deleting the really negative whiny stuff.