1. Caroline is en route to the airport. We're just about to lose our minds in anticipation for her visit. This isn't just any visit, peeps. This is Thanksgiving.......our feast tomorrow with Uncle Bob, Donna and kids.....cooking up a storm with my sister......Christmas decorating........Elf on the Shelf.......shopping......Disneyland......sister time making fun of my weird children.
One very important note should not be missed, peeps. Caroline beat the odds of medical science and was taken off dialysis. TAKEN OFF DIALYSIS. It's almost unheard of. And, she did it. No more plugging in at night. No more lugging her dialysis machine through the airport. No more 30 minute prep and 30 minute removal with possible cramps. Her kidneys have made a comeback and I could not be happier for her. Thanks to all of you for the prayers and kind thoughts over these last 14 months!
2. If you are not reading Badder Homes and Gardens, drop what you're doing now and take a look. Recommended by Caroline. So very, very fun. And, so very, very wrong. Start here. That should give you a taste of what they write about.
3. Carter just threw a tantrum that can only be described as monumental this morning because his first pair of skinny jeans have a tear in them. And, he couldn't find his new pair.
Mom - "Carter, you have 4 other pairs of jeans. Put one of them on."
Carter - "Mommmmmmmmmmm! They're so big on me. I look like an idiot in them."
Mom - "Carter, they're a normal fit. Are you saying your father looks like an idiot?" (gesturing towards Blake who is standing next to me looking very much like an idiot, but not because of his jeans.)
Carter - "Yes. Every day. My life is over."
Mom - "Well, before you die, could you brainstorm some ideas for a creative place card system for Thanksgiving dinner? I have the centerpiece, but not the place cards planned."
You see, people, I'm not equipped for these pre-teen years. I immediately resort to sarcasm, which makes him laugh through his teenage-girl type tantrum, but we don't actually accomplish anything. I honestly don't know what else to do. Help.
4. LSU is playing Ole Miss today. I think yall know by now that I've got some gypsy blood in me, but please let it be known that my heart will always belong in southern Louisiana. Sorry, Coco. Not Texas. I fell in love with LSU and all things creole shortly after being accepted to the University of Texas in Austin. Quickly applied, got accepted, and headed down to Cajun country.
If you love Louisiana, watch this video.
If you don't, watch it.
Back soon with some Caroline pics!