Friday, February 27, 2009
First on the list, toilet cleaner. I go to the household cleaning supplies aisle. All it has on it is laundry detergent and dish washing detergent. The aisle before said dog food and the aisle after it was irons and that type of thing. So, I continued to wander around thinking the other cleaning supplies might be somewhere close by. After not finding them I decide to ask someone who worked there. She misunderstood what I said and took me to the toilet brushes, which I guess is toilet cleaner, but not the type I needed. So, I continued to wander. Then I decided I should just ask someone who looked normal (at Walmart that is not always the easiest thing). A nice lady told me I needed to go to the dog food aisle and it would be around there. Sure enough, toilet cleaner was on the dog food aisle and I had just missed it (who looks for cleaning supplies on a pet aisle!).
Next on the list, Diet Dr. Pepper. I knew exactly where that was at the back of the store and had no problems getting it. On to the pizza. I figured that would be in the deli and at the Walmart in Huntsville and I think Fairhope, the deli is up front. So, back up front I go - and only find the Bakery and Seafood. To the back of the store again. Luckily I found the pizza and go to the check out only to realize I got Caffeine Free Diet Dr. Pepper. There was no way I was going back to the back of store so I just went ahead and checked out.
There you have it, a trip that should have taken 5 minutes turned into a 20 minutes, all for 3 items - at least I got my exercise for the day. And by golly, we were going to enjoy that pizza and caffeine free diet dr. pepper (you can't really enjoy toilet cleaner I guess - ha!).
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Look at all we got! 4 bags of peanuts, 12 or so cups, 3 frisbees, moonpies, and tons of beads. And as I said before, we gave away about a quarter of our stuff to the kids around us. The Fairhope mystic groups know how to do it! I have no clue what we are going to do with all of this though (other than the pearls - they are going to Christina). Today is Fat Tuesday and there are lots of parades in downtown Mobile. Brad is working from home and I am off from work - we will not be going downtown to participate in the parades today, way too many people. I read that the one we went to Saturday night had close to 90,000 people at it. I can only imagine how many people will be there today.
If you've enjoyed reading about our fun Carnival experiences this year, come visit us anytime next year and we can parade together!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Tonight we went with Brad's cousin, Jamie, her husband, Matt, and their daughter, Ella, to the Mystics of Time parade in Mobile. This parade had to be the craziest we went to out of all of them and when I say crazy, it really wasn't that crazy, just not what we are used to. We were on the 2nd row and in front of us was a lady all the way from Wetumpka (ok - all the way from Wetumpka is not very far, when she told us this I thought she was going to say all the way from Oklahoma or somewhere really far away). The main reason we started talking to her was because we noticed she had one of those claws to grab the leftovers on the other side of the barricades. Don't worry, she had her tailgating chair and was ready for the parade. After this parade we all walked away with "war scars". Brad got hit in the face while catching beads, I got hit in between the eyes by a medal coin, and Jamie got hit in the face with beads (this was after another guy took beads right out of her hands).
Jamie, Matt, and Ella
Not pictured: A cup from Moe's, yes the place you eat (Welcome to Moe's!) and a foam noodle for the pool
Thursday, February 19, 2009
or are they??
Float from Neptune's Daughters parade.
The other parade we went to was the Knights of Ecor Rouge
After all the hard work Justin decided to take a dip pool
It was 58 degrees - a little too cold for the rest of us!
Our little oreo cookie
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
This weekend Brad's family came down. The main reason for the visit was to cut plywood and no, there was not a hurricane coming. We bought the plywood back when Gustav was brewing in the Gulf and since we were new homeowners we didn't want to risk Gustav heading our way. Brad, Joe and Justin worked all day Saturday and part of the day Sunday; they did a great job! I also enlisted their help in moving our piano and moving our desk. While they were here we went to 2 Mardi Gras parades. They were so much fun. The first one we went to was in Fairhope and the other was in Mobile. We caught tons of beads, stuffed animals, cups, moonpies, peanuts, flowers, and footballs. Fairhope was a little more family-friendly, but Mobile was not bad. They seem a little more in to it in Mobile - we saw people with rakes and claws, ready to get the junk that didn't make it past the barricade. I almost had to battle a child for a stuffed animal - don't worry about him, he popped out of nowhere for it and then disappeared after I beat him to it (it landed right at my feet and he was going to sweep in a get it - I don't think so buddy, my dogs need a toy!). As always, we had a great time visiting with Brad's family. They left on Monday morning since it was a holiday. Poor Brad, he was the only one who had to work that day. After they left I had a nice, relaxing afternoon to myself.
I hope your weekend was as fun as mine! I plan to post pictures either tonight or tomorrow of the weekend - to me, the pictures are the best part of the blog.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Brad and I recently bought a king bed; Brad had been asking forever for the upgrade and I just couldn't do it. I finally broke down when we decided to get another dog. Well, we went ahead and got the bed delivered and got the headboard ordered. We received an email saying that the headboard had been shipped last Wednesday. The email included a tracking number, so I started tracking it trying to figure out when it would arrive. It made it to Mobile Friday at 10:20 pm. The next entry was on Saturday morning at 7 saying it had been loaded up and would be delivered the next business day. The next business day has come and gone! Where is my headboard?!? I hope it is not lost somewhere in Mobile; we may never get it back!
PS - The title to this post I reminds me of the Veggie Tales song, "Oh Where is My Hairbrush". Good memories!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Here's us after the ball.
All of the guys wear tails and all the ladies, except members, wear formal dresses (thank you Christina, for letting me borrow your dress!). The members are in "costume", which basically means they wear a mask and a costume for the skit. The entire evening was so much fun and we hope to make this a tradition for many years to come.