Thursday, December 31, 2009

See ya next year...(that never gets old.)

It's gonna be one "WILD AND CRAZY" night tonight.

Hubby, Bram, Tessie Mayes and myself.

Along with Lacey, Burns, Hank and Chase.

And my brother, Bryan, and his (soon to be fiance) Sara.

And my mom and dad.

And my Aunt Melba and Uncle Randy.

And very dear family friends, the Fishbacks. Dan, Lady Bess (her real name) and their two daughters, Annie and Megan.

Are all saddling up and heading west. West Texas that is, to play at the Fishback's beautiful ranch. Which my father is also ranch manager of. His dream come true was when his very best friend bought this beautiful ranch.

It is a super fun bunch of peeps. Lot's of talkers and storytellers and everyone enjoys a cocktail or two. I am very close to each and every person that will be with me tonight. And you know what? It really doesn't get any better than that.

Life isn't just good.

It's awesome! (sorry, I kind of went all cheeseball on you, but it's true. I'm blessed.)

I will be taking plenty of pictures, so we will have photo evidence of the crazy shenanigans that will be going on. You know how nutty things get with a 14, 11, 6, 4, 3 and 2 year old partying it up with you. Watch OUT!!!!!

Everyone be safe and don't do anything that I wouldn't do!!

Don't drink and drive. Call a cab! Or just don't drink. Or just don't drive. Walk home. Even the backseat of your car makes an ok bed. I mean, if you're too drunk to drive, you probably will be too drunk to really be picky about your sleeping arrangements. And let's face it, the backseat of your car is much more comfy than a jail cell that will cost you upwards to $10,000.00

I'm just trying to be helpful.

Remember, I am nice and thoughtful like that. And mega pretty.

Ta-ta for now, I will see you next year! (hehehehehehehe)

Does anyone wanna make a bet on approximately what time tomorrow Hubby tells me, "enough!" with the "see you next year" talk?

I'm betting by noon.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Two posts back to back. You're welcome.

How fun! Casey gave me an award. Thanks my love. I don't know if anyone is aware of this but because of blogland, Casey and I have become very good friends in "real life" as well.

Anyhoo, in order to properly accept this award I need to list 10 things that make me happy.

Of course my kids, my precious Hubs and my wonderful family make me happy first and foremost. So those aren't going to be on the list.

10 things that make me happy:

1) Robert Pattinson. I love you, Robby. My uterus is here if you ever need a place for your baby.

2) The great state of Texas. Texans are VERY proud to be from Texas. To the point of being obnoxious. I am an 8th generation Texan and can't imagine living anywhere else. Our state is special.

3) Our Sleep Number bed. Worth every single penny. Hubby and I first slept on a Sleep Number bed at the Radisson, downtown Austin on our 2 year anniversary. Let's just say instead of what most folks do on their anniversary.....we spent the night deciding what sleep number we were.

I am a 35. Adam is a 60. In case you were wondering.

4) A good Shiraz. Layer Cake is my favorite. It is hard to find and seasonal. Or so I was told. I know I joke about being a drunk. I really am not AND alcoholism is not funny. BUT Coco does have a glass of wine each night while preparing dinner. Sometimes more than one. It is medicinal. Just ask Dr. Oz.

5) Indian food. I could eat Indian food every day of the week. I don't even like to talk about Indian food because it makes me crave it. It is so yummy and spicy and heavenly. You must try it. If you don't like might want to skip it. But if you don't mind curry and give this culinary delight a try.....have a bathroom nearby. Sometimes it can jumpstart your system like you would not believe. Just a courtesy warning.

6) Reading. I am a huge reader. Surprised aren't you? You thought I was an airhead didn't you? I have a book going at all times and have since I was very young. In fact, in second grade I had to go to the library for reading class, along with two other students (one being our future high school valedictorian, who went on to graduate with honors from Duke University. Then rec'd her Masters from "somewhere else smart" and now works on Capital Hill. Where the hell did I go wrong?) Go TECH!

We were so far off the reading charts we had special books and a reading group with the librarian, Mrs. DUKE (oh the irony).

My favorite book of all times being, "To Kill a Mockingbird," which I read in 4th grade. If it weren't for the hubs, my daughter would be Scout. If I get another baby girl, she will be Scout.

David Sedaris is another one of my favorite authors. Try it. You'll like it.

7) Country Music. I love pop, 80's, easy listening, the whole gammit of music. But country music is what takes me back. As a wee little child, I would put a towel on my head, stand on a chair, use a pool stick as a microphone, pretend I was Crystal Gayle and make up country songs for HOURS.

I only answered to "Crystal" for a few days. My parents were so concerned.

Merle Haggard, Waylon Jenning, King George, Tim McGraw. Love it all. Though I am not a huge fan of women country singers, I do like "Fancy" from Reba McIntyre and can sing you the entire song, accent and all, upon request.

8) Barbequeing on the back porch with friends. There is no fancy restaraunt in the world that can beat sitting on the back porch with friends. Watching the kids play. Sipping on a margarita or nice glass of wine. The Hubby cooking steaks or salmon. A brisket or ribs on the grill. Yummy sides made by yours truly and delicious appetizers brought by friends. It's the best.

9) A bath. I take a hot bath every single night of the week. I always have. I read in the bath as well. So never lend me a book that you want to get back in good shape. As hard as I try the book always gets wet and never looks the same. A bath and a book and bubbles. Every night.

10) Antiquing and junking. My hobby. I love it and love getting ideas from all of the decor blogs. I can always find lots of stuff in any antique store or flea market. When we first moved into town, and Bram was a bebe, I would take a $10 or $20 bill, leave my wallet at home, and see what I could find for that little amount. I was always successful. It is also a fun place to find birthday, housewarming or Christmas gifts that are inexpensive and fun!

There you go. 10 things that make me very happy!

I am going to pass on the love to the following:

1) Vintage Junky- can y'all tell my new obsession with her? Love her style and she is as crazy about RPat as I am.

2) Angry Julie-I think of her as my OC twin. Our dudes are just days apart and it seems if one of us is doing something or purchased something or thinks they have a great idea....the other person has just done it, just thought of it or just bought it!

3) Greygill-my dream of all dreams is to have her photograph my children. She does come to Texas a lot so I might have to travel north to her this summer and have her take pics of my family. Her work is my favorite. And she is sweet. And I consider her a friend.

4) Mamasue-real life family member and friend. I love you!!

5) Live.Love.Eat.-She is kind of famous. I love her and love her recipes. I even have a Live.Love.Eat. cookbook. A print out of all her recipes. Kisses!!

That's all I got. Two posts in one day has worn me out. I need a nap. And to do laundry. And entertain my children. And brush my teeth. Unload the dishwasher. Feed the dogs. Get dinner out to thaw. Finish putting up ornaments. Take the trash out. And change what smells to be the stinkiest diaper Tessie Mayes has ever produced.

ta-ta for now!!

Goodbye Christmas. Hello back to normal chaos!!

I feel so boring now that I am not dying. Not a lot going on. I have been baking and cooking, something I didn't get to do a lot of during the Christmas week.

It was really cold and sleety today. So I was stuck in the house with two of the wildest indians on the planet. Granted, these two wild indians keep me laughing and are a lot of fun. Wearing at times, but a lot of fun nonetheless.

Lots of games played and books read. And of course dancing. My kids are 80's fans. And now Bram will request "R&B" which I love but can't find the station on Syrius. SO, I just act like I am punching in the R&B station, but I really just go back to the 80's station and tell him it's R&B.

When do the days of tricking your kids go away. He is a wise little soul, so I have a feeling he is going to be catching on sooner than later. RATS!

If you don't have the book "Tickle Monster" please get on Amazon and buy it now! It is so much fun!! AND you get a work out while reading this to your children. Especially if your children are hyperactive and have been couped up in a tiny house all day.

So our day consisted of a little of this and a little of that.

And I am not kidding, if Bram talks about stabbing someone or something again, I am going to have to call in Ceasar Milan to see if he can help me out. And now Tess is talking about shanking people as well.

I mean what kind of dog and pony show am I running around here?

I know I shouldn't laugh but when your kids, that have grown up in a gated community in the lovely Texas Hill Country, start talking like street thugs. You have to laugh.

Or call the cops.

And I just don't feel comfortable doing that.

Just yet.

And time out works for days.

No, not a few days of time out.

Just a few minutes of time out, but it seems to be effective with little to no stab talk for a few days.

Get it?

Whew. SO, I was in a cooking mood and made lots of yummy dishes on Sunday night that I am still nibbling on.

This being my new favorite.

Holy Moly! It is to die for. But cut the recipe in like 1/100. I fourthed it and it made a vat of salad. I have eaten it for breakfast, lunch and dinner the past two days.

My tummy no feels so good.

I also made this from PW's website. Heavenly and perfect for cold weather. This makes a boatload as well. And the pot is almost gone.

My tummy no feels so good.

Today, I started packing up the Christmas lovelies.

Good-bye my chocolate covered and sprinkled pretzels. You may be my favorites. Shh, don't tell the others.

Good-bye glass blown candies. You sure are pretty in red, green and hot pink.

Good-bye ginger bread cookies. I love you. I will miss you.

Good-bye pretty candies and lollies. You were my first candy purchase, and hold a special place in my heart.

Good-bye sugared fruit that I accidentally stole from Marshalls. It was the cashiers fault.

Good-bye giant peppermint candy. I want lots more of you. Hopefully, I can find more of you on sale. That is the only time I buy new ornaments, so you might want to put the word out.

Good-bye random lovelies. Pictures of my bebes. Ornaments from their birth years. I will see you in eleven months.

Good-bye Tess' first Christmas booties that now hang on the tree. I just had a contraction and now my ovaries hurt, just looking at your darlingness.

Good-bye chef snowman. I don't know where you came from, but you are cute.

Good-bye piece of our very first Christmas tree in our new home almost four years ago. I hope you like hanging on our tree year after year. You mean a lot to me and will hang on our tree forever.

Sigh. Wipe the tears. Good times.

So, I am redoing a lot of the decor in the kitchen and breakfast nook. Getting rid of some stuff, moving stuff around. Not a totally new look, but something a tad bit different. Not so much stuff, just stuff I love.
Hey Vintage Junky, wanna come and take a look at my house and give me ideas? I will provide babysitting for the dude AND lots of wine for us to consume and yummy foods to eat and we would have lots o'fun! Huh? Wanna?

Hopefully my cabinets will be painted by the end of January. I was going to do it myself but we are going to just get someone to do it professionally.

I don't think the hubs trusted me. Y'all should see our laundry room.

But that is an entire new post altogether.

Ta-ta for now!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Google Analytics keeps me in stitches!

Recently, I have started looking at my Google Analytic stats. I didn't understand much of it until recently (and I still don't understand most of it). But I have found the section that has the search words and/or phrases that direct people to my blog. And they are very, very interesting.

People are weird. Some phrases are too weird even for ME to type out, especially since my dad, Hubby's mom and Gaga read this blog.

Most are just looking for Cuckoo Coco AND Google points them in the right direction.

For the others....not so much in the right direction. And I am sure those folks are very confused as to how they googled in, "naked nipples cooking pancakes" and got Bram dancing to Billie Jean.


So, I created a list of the most amusing googles thus far (that aren't too pervy). I sure hope you enjoy. Because I find it Cuckoo for Coco Puffs!

This is from October 31, 2009 through December 27, 2009, the phrase "googled" is in green and my response is in blue.

Just to be clear.

-where did Casey originate from?
i know, right? nobody is sure, but i can understand why you are asking. she is totally the weird one.

-i'm obsessed with whiskers
like baby kitten whiskers? sure, kitten whiskers are cute but being obsessed with them? i just don't get it. or are you talking about whiskers on people? it really doesn't make a difference either way. to be obsessed with whiskers is just strange. but who am i to judge? i'm 34 with a robert pattinson calendar hanging in my hall way, with absolutely no shame. so carry on with your whisker love.

-jake ryan is terrible
you think? i love jake ryan. and i feel super sorry for YOU. Why? Because 25 years after "sixteen candles" you are still harboring hate towards this one hit wonder that is jake ryan (i don't even know his real name). and everyone loves a good john hughes film. so lighten up, will ya?

-cocos cuckoo parenting skills
KICK ASS is what coco's parenting skills are like! not every mother gets to hear their two year old call them "stupid" or have their 4 year old with a mouth full of rotten teeth that will cost $3,000 to fix. cocos got some mad parenting skilz, yo!

-cocos cuckoo parenting tips
i would have to redirect you to another site for any tips. i don't think i would be able to sleep at night handing out parenting advice. solicited or not.

-christy mcnickel
wasn't she in "the bad news bears" or something like that? in the 70's? and isn't she a lesbian to boot? i am sorry to whoever googled this and got sent to my little blog. but i'm sure christy mcnickel has a stellar website out there somewhere.

-cakeballs decorated like beavers
i don't even know what to say about beaver cakeballs.
i am also on this fence about this one. do i want very badly to be invited to your party with these freaky little balls? or do i totally NOT want to be invited to your little shindig with these freaky little balls. that's a tough one.

-are cocos nipples pierced?
no, they are not. cocos nipples are already a force to be reckoned with. piercing them would be more than the world could handle.

-big bad mom
if you would of typed in "big GOOD mom" then you would of hit the mother load that is my blog. But "bad" mom? I am not. Sorry, hope you found what you were looking for.

-is coco a stripper?
coco IS a stripper in her head when she hears the theme song to "The Sopranos" or "master and servant" by Depeche Mode. professionally, coco is not nor never has been a stripper.

again, it would be more than the world could handle.

-chicken is jackin' my style
i really wish i could meet the person who actually googled this into their computer.
does this person have a pet chicken that he goes out with and because of said chicken isn't approached by the ladies, so he feels the chicken is killing his game? or is this person being plagued by diarrhea after eating chicken and he is having to cancel plans and such because of an upset stomach? who knows. but i'm sorry he got sent to me instead of some pimpin' cool blog that will help him with his social life, or lack thereof.

-cousin pooped in his pants far as i know john-david, matthew nor kyle have not pooped their pants. but i know someone related to these three gentlemen that has pooped his/her pants.


coincidence? i think not.

-sex kitten enjoys pole up both tunnels

whoa, whoa, whoa! you are one sick person. but i'm a non-judgemental, pretty person and to each his own. i truly hope, sir or madam, you have found what you were looking for. elsewhere of course. no poles up no sex kitten tunnels up in this casa de love. that is fo'sho'.

-what does cuckoo coco drink?

all together now, "RED WINE!" geez, i thought everyone knew that.

clearly you are not one of our trash guys, they all know the answer to that.

more than anybody.

-cuckoo cocos disease cure
i don't know what the disease is, but the only cure is more cowbell.

I am going to do this monthly. It is WAY too good of material to pass up on. It is a weird world we live in.

Let's embrace it!

SHOUT OUT TO MY JULIA! "chin up, chin up! everyone loves a happy face. wear it, share it, it brighten up the darkest place!" I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU!!

ta-ta for now!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Things I learned while on my death bed......

What I learned while seeing "the light."

by Coco.

1) This guy:

Is awesome. Took care of me, the kids, family holiday gettogethers. Such a good husband and dad. I could not of found someone more perfect for me. I love him to pieces. He loves me to pieces. The kids worship the ground he walks on, as he worships the ground they walk on. I am blessed.

BUT, I am certain he would be living like this:

If it was not for yours truly. Sorry babe. You aren't as tidy as you should be at age 33. I partially blame myself for this. But mostly blame your mother. Sorry Iddy. You know it's true, you've said it yourself.

2) I have been buying the below orange juice for three years now. It is the only oj that Coco will purchase.

They "were out" according to the Hubs and he brought home something else. And it was like drinking pee pee. "Simply Orange" is "simply" the best. Trust me.
You're welcome.

3) I have seriously thought we had a lemon of a dishwasher. I have had numerous repairmen out to our home to see what in the hell is wrong with the thing. While grocery shopping the day before I got the plague, I picked up these little gems:

Life changing. Perfection. Perfection. Perfection. My dishes are like new. My flatware is gleaming. Even dishes that I have left in the dishwasher cycle after cycle after cycle, determined that the bitches will get clean, are now back in their proper homes after months. Tucked nicely away in the cabinets. Clean as a whistle.
Trust me on this one.
Again, you're welcome.

4) Television gets very boring and stupid after a day in bed. A girl can only watch so much, "First 48" or "Ghosthunters" before she gets a wee bit creeped/freaked/paranoid out.

Thanks to my trusty new laptop, I watched a few shows that People magazine had on their "2009 BEST" list.

"Modern Family" being one.

I totally get the hype. HILARIOUS!

5) I want this:
for my 6 year anniversary.
(that really isn't anything I learned. totally already knew this. i just want it badly and thought i would throw it out there. hubs reads the blog daily and i thought this might trick him or something. i'm crafty like that. and pretty.)

6) During my online television journey of love. I also watched "Glee."

aaannnnnddddd I'm hooked. It is SO Coco. Lots of singing and dance routines. Thank GOODNESS for DVR. It is going to take lots of practice to learn all of them. Whew!

I need more television like I need another hole in my head. I am just going to avoid "The Real World D.C." altogether this season. Avoiding it at all cost. Period. No matter how desperate I get. I do not need another season of "The Real World" to haunt me every Wednesday night. It's been 21 years of this nonsense and I still can't shake it. Total monkey on my back.

Life is so hard. Geez!

7) "He's just not that into you."

PARECIOUS! Loved it and in fact, watched it three times while debating whether to call 911 or not.

8) "The Family Stone"

I have actually seen this movie before. But totally forgot how FREAKING STUPID IT IS!! People liked it. And I just don't get it. The characters were super rude to their guest. RUDE. Sara Jessica Parker acted like a weirdo idiot. HATED IT! Could NOT even watch 20 minutes of it and had to turn it off or I was going to start punching puppies and kittens. AWFUL. VOMIT. So bad, that I watched a "Wizards of Waverly Place" marathon and enjoyed it.

That Selena Gomez is darling. Darling.

Okay. That is all. Just some things that I saw more clearly after almost dying and thought I would share with all of you.

I'm glad to be well, all my bebes are home and I have a great week to look forward to!!

Life as Coco is pretty neat.

Ta-ta for now!!

p.s. Is it bad that I told Bram earlier today that he has been saying "banana" wrong and it is really called "KAnana, with a K, not a B."

He just walked in asking for another "Kanana." Hubby doesn't think it is funny but I am pissing myself as I am typing this.
Kanana! hehehehehe

I'll tell him the truth this morning.

As soon as he request a "kanana" with his breakfast.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I'm alive!! Thank God Almighty, I'm alive!!!!

I didn't die. That is good.

AND you know what is even gooder? I was able to snap the above picture of Bram walking in and seeing his stockings. So excited about THE STOCKINGS. My precious devil boy didn't even realize the play room had a plethora of new toys in it from Santa. And under the tree, lie tons of presents from Iddy, Pa, aunts and uncles. This is his reaction from the stockings alone. My angel dude. The kid never ceases to amaze me.

Anyhoo, I was SO certain I was going to die, that I didn't even have a sip of wine the entire duration of my illness. I was afraid of it being on my toxicology report. Then everyone would be all like, "why was Coco drinking wine when she was running a 102.5 fever?" And since I would be dead I wouldn't be able to explain, "a glass of wine helps kick in the NyQuil or the Tylenol P.M. that I took. DUH. Everyone knows that. You should totally try it."

Geez. So I had a lot going on. Too much on my mind to bother with the kids and their Christmas morning shenanigans.

Though, I did feel a little better Christmas morning. Still dizzy and shaky but no fever. So it made for crap pictures. And since I looked like a total homeless person train wreck (i know? right.), there are NO PICS of the Coconator. No way, Jose.

Moving right along......

Normally, I buy new Christmas pjs every year, for the kids. Not for me. Do they even make Christmas pjs in adult sizes? But I digress, so the kid's Christmas pjs, this didn't happen. This makes me sad. My kids were dressed in Batman pajamas and a summer nightgown that was too small on Christmas morning. Not cute, but what are ya gonna do?

Hubs had his hands full. Being Superdad and Superhubs is hard work. That is why our diaper bag, kid's coats, and a few other kid necessities have been left all over Austin and Texas Hill Country.

I think Adam has a new appreciation of how I keep stuff from getting left places or lost completely. Much less making sure nobody dies on a day to day bases. It's hard.

And let's keep moving right along.......

Here are some crappy pictures of our morning. (please remember I was still a little dizzy and shaky.)

TA-DA! Santa brought Bram a bike. Hopefully, he will be riding sans training wheels sooner than later. I don't care either way, but the kid keeps telling folks he rides sans training wheels (he doesn't say "sans" he just says, "I don't have training wheels anymore because I'm five.")

Not true. He DOES ride with training wheels and he is FOUR not FIVE. I try not to encourage my kids lying. Well, unless it benefits me in some way but this training wheels business does not. So, I really hope he rides without trainers soon so he isn't making up randomness to strangers.

I'm a good mom like that. And pretty to boot. Good combo.

Tess received a mini trampoline. Sometimes, she can be a tad bit slow straight out of the gate and used it as a bed for her babies.

She's so pretty.

What Dr. Dentist? Cavities? Are you sure? Well, I have no idea how that happened! Candy? No! Never! I'm shocked! Just shocked!!

From Iddy and Pa. They encourage the wine drinking. I think they know that "a couple that "unwinds" together, stays together." Thanks Iddy and Pa!! Now if we can actually store wine without drinking it, we are in business!

A whoopie cushion in the stocking. That was a super smart idea. Good times for everyone. I even got in on the fun. But honestly, I can do a better job on my own. Just throwin' that out there and keepin' it real.

You're welcome.

Aunt Abby gave Tess a Kaboodle of make-up! Glittery make-up to boot.

You see, I give Kaboodles filled to the rim of crappy make-up to all my girlfriend's little girls for their 4th birthdays. I am the cool mom. Aaaaannnnnnnddddd I think it is pretty freaking funny when I hear how they had to wipe royal blue eyeliner off their little angels right before church or how one had her Lee press on nails stuck on their baby brother.

So thanks Aunt Abby for the wonderful Christmas present. Baby Jesus is laughing at me right about..... now.

Jackpot! Aunt Abby, Aunt Nicole, Uncle Blake and Aunt Nicki all sent presents to the house via reindeer. They didn't want to get the flu. How dare them, doesn't everyone like to lie in bed smelling like syrup and waiting to die?! The kiddos got some pretty cool stuff. Thanks guys!

A maid's cleaning cart from Santa! Santa has big dreams for my girl. Big dreams.

Go hard or GO HOME! That's how Santa and I roll. Go get em', Tess!

Tessie Mayes caught on FAST! Girlfriend loves to jump. Just ask Casey. I don't think Lainey's crib will ever be the same. Sorry bout that.

That wraps up my Christmas photos. I really dropped the ball this year and I am feeling a bit alone, isolated and insecure about it. Hopefully, my New Years Eve pictures will bring back the confidence I have lost this weekend.

Fingers crossed.

Here are some randoms.

Above is a creative way to wrap wine glasses. I used large dishtowels and tied with a ribbon. Cute and useful.

My Aunt Suzanne made these little wine bottles for all her nieces. Each one was painted with a cute whimsy Christmassy thingy on them. I chose this one. Just a wine bottle, paint it and then stuff with a short strand of Christmas lights. Love it. I am totally doing this next year.
And if you're lucky....YOU might be getting one from me, Christmas 2010. So you better mind your ps and qs.

What else?

Oh yeah! Hubby won a Wii during our annual Christmas Poppy Bingo. That is what we do with Hubby's dad's family. Instead of the grown kids all getting lots of gifts, Maggie (aka: Madelyn, Adam's step mom) buys super cool gifts. Gift certificates to Nordies or Sephora, hunting paraphernalia (all the men are avid hunters), plane tickets to Vegas. You get the picture, really good presents. AND WE PLAY BINGO FOR THESE PRESENTS.

I didn't get to attend the festivities this year, so it was aaallllll on the Hub's shoulders. And he was victorious. A Wii! And a 16 inch flat screen television with a DVD player. Pretty cool, no?

Moral of the story is, I don't think I am going to have much interaction with Hubby until the Wii breaks.

That is unless we buy Guitar Hero OR American Idol. Then it will be ON like DONKEY KONG!!!

That is it for now, I hope everyone had a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Christmas weekend.

Ta-ta for now!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


I feel like ass. Total ass. I am running 102 fever, my parents are no longer coming, and my room smells like syrup.

I don't know why my room smells like syrup, I am thinking because I keep sweating when my fever breaks. I don't like the smell of syrup.

I also have a stellar appetite. That means I won't even lose a few lbs with this deathly illness. And I say "deathly" because I keep thinking of Britney Murphy dying after complaining of "flu like symptoms."

Needless to say, I have gotten myself pretty worked up. I might die.

The only positive things are the following:

1) Iddy and Pa are in Austin and taking care of my bebes.

2) I have a new kick ass vacuum cleaner, that I am too sick to use right now, so that isn't really positive. Is it?

3) Robert Pattinson is walking the same earth that I am. Looking up at the same stars. Sigh.

4) There is a "First 48" marathon on. I love a good homicide investigation.

That is all I can think of right now. Not a lot of positive, but I know that Jesus would like me to at least try. Try I did. Because I am sweet and kind like that. And shockingly pretty.

Seriously, my bed smells really weird. Kind of like barbecue sauce. You know when you smell something that smells kind of good. But it shouldn't smell like what you are smelling because you know for a fact that what you are smelling should not be there.

That is kind of how I feel right now. Coco has not been eating pancakes, waffles OR ribs in bed. Promise. Gross. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

OK, I am going to lay here and cry some more. Poor pitiful Coco.

But you know what? If this is the most terrible thing that has happened to me in a loooonnnnngggggg time......then I am doing pretty okay.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

ta-ta for now.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

merry christmas, my ladies....

I have the mother effing FLU!!!!!

I was feeling yuck yesterday, last night was yuckier.
Then then this morning, the yuckiest.

So, I drug myself to the doctor, where they tried their best to kill me by sticking a sword up my nostril, and low and behold..the flu!

I have not been sick since I was 5 months pregnant with Tess, and I had strep throat. Strep is awesome because you can get meds and feel better the next day.

SOOOO, I am in bed today, hopefully I will feel better tomorrow. I MUST celebrate this glorious holiday with the family.

I have discovered that, I am such a drunk, that NyQuil does not effect me in the least. No drowsiness at all.

Which sucks.

Happy Christmas and a Merry New Years.

Ta-ta for now!!

(and yes, that is the prize winning christmas card above. i am displaying my trophy proudly in the powder bath. still the made up christmas card contest winner three years and counting. i love being a winner.
if you ever see the hubs out and about, don't mention my made up christmas card contest. it scares him a little that i make stuff up. it scares him even more when i don't use the filter and tell people about my made up contests and what not. actually, a lot of what i do scares him, so it will just be best if we keep the contest on the down low. which you do know isn't a real contest. right? just one in my head that i have been having since around age 7. thought i should clear that up. but i do want to congratulate 2nd place, casey and 3rd place my sister in law, lacey. no trophies for you two, just some shitty ribbons.)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I am busy. I've got nothing. I love my vacuum. I love Robert Pattinson more and more each day.

ta-ta for now.

Monday, December 21, 2009

My new love....

Crazy how it feels tonight
Crazy how you make it all alright love
You crush me with the things you do
I do for you anything
Sitting, smoking, feeling high
In this moment it feels so right
Lovely, Dyson
I am at your feet
It's crazy
I'm thinking
Just knowing that the world is round
Here I'm dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down
Is this real or am I dreaming?

Is this love that I'm feeling,
Is this the love that I've been searching for.
Is this love or am I dreaming?
This must be love,
Cos, it's really go a hold on me
A hold on me

I need some love like I never needed love before
I had a little love, now I'm back for more
I need some love like I never needed love before
I had a little love, now I'm back for more
Set your spirit free, it's the only way to be

I will never find another Dyson, sweeter than you,
sweeter than you
I will never find another vacuum more precious than you, more precious than you
Dyson, you are
Close to me like my mother,
Close to me like my father,
Close to me like my sister,
Close to me like my brother
You are the only one my everything
and for you this song I sing
All my life I prayed for someone like you
And I thank God that I,
that I finally found you
All my life I prayed for someone like you
And I hope that you feel the same way too
Yes, I pray that you do love me too.

I don't know how you do what you do
I'm so in love with you
It just keeps getting better
I wanna spend the rest of my life
With you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do
Dyson, I'm amazed by you

And can you feel the love tonight
How it's laid to rest?
It's enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best
It's enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best......

Dyson, take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can
Into the wild blue
Set me free, oh, I pray
Closer to heaven above
And closer to you closer to you

I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that place
Even your emotions have an echo
In so much space
And when you're out there
Without care
Yeah, I was out of touch
But it wasn't because I didn't know enough
I just knew too much Does that make me crazy
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?

Thanks mom and dad!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new Dyson Ball vacuum.

Live changing.

Happy Monday!

Ta-ta for now!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Random thoughts Friday. Courtesy of the loco Coco.

1) We went and saw Santa last night at the "Walk of Lights." Tess would not have a thing to do with the man. Bram took a little while to warm up. For $3 I got a crappy Polaroid. But the novice photographer, yours truly, took these breathtaking memory tickets.

2) Bram asked for a bike and a laser. A bike is doable. I am not so sure the ATF would appreciate us harboring lasers.

3) The music at the Walkway of Lights kept skipping. And now, the next morning, I am singing "Do you see what I see..." but I am singing it, "Do you see what I see see see see see see see.."

4) The music at our HEB (Texas grocery store) plays the coolest music EVER. Everything from Depeche Mode and Eurasure to Journey and Night Ranger. I dance with my kids on aisles that are empty. I mean, how can you not lipsync and not get into, "Motoring, what's your price for flight, In finding Mr. Right, you'll be alright tonight...." I mean come on.

5) I think I am going to tackle my cabinet painting myself. Rather than spend $3,000.00 to have somebody to do it for me. I enjoy painting, so I think I can handle it. And I have already let Vintage Junky know that she will be receiving a plethora of questions from me, as she tackled this project herself in her own darling home.

6) It looks like I will be getting my big boobies in May. Just in time for bathing suit season. I would be getting them earlier but I really want to get my running back and I think new ta-tas will hinder that venture. So in May I will no longer look like a picture straight out of "National Geographic" when topless.

7) My dad reads my blog. "Hey Dad, I'm getting boobies in May! Aren't you excited?"

8) Speaking of things that creep me out a bit..... It makes me kind of uncomfortable telling my dad I'm pregnant. Ugh. I think it is because he officially knows what Hubby and I have been up to.

9) Want to know something that is kind of funny and a bit embarrassing? I got preggers with Bram by accident. Then we decided to try for number two...I was already pregnant. I had a miscarriage. Then two weeks later was pregnant again. Talk about slutty. Our parents, friends and my doctor probably think there is a sexathon going on in Cocoland.

10) Tess is drinking coffee right now. No worries, I have coffee with my cream, rather than cream with my coffee so it is all good in the hood. She wanted to sit in my lap while I typed. I can't type with the little angel precious doll face baby in my lap. Offering some coffee distracted her. "AND MOM OF THE YEAR GOES TO......(envelope opening) COCO!"

11) Finding places for our elf, Frisky, to hide is getting very difficult. I've had to bust out the ladder a few times.

12) We have a big Christmas party to go to tonight, sans kids, and I need a fun different appetizer to bring. It needs to be different because this shin dig is with my usual peeps and they are used to the usual Coco culinary delights. SO I want to mix things up a bit.

13) I got, "Maggie Gyllenhauled" yesterday. WTF.

14) If you get two Christmas cards from me, just pretend you only got one. I got all confused and stuff. Don't ask....

15) I am in love with my Robert Pattinson calendar that Sass bought me for Hanukkah. I have it hanging in the most perfect place, I look at it every time I head out to the garage. The other day I even contemplated kissing him. But Bram was watching me and I think he will need enough therapy as it is.

16) Neither Sass nor I celebrate Hanukkah but I wanted to write it.

Have a fabulous weekend!!

ta-ta for now!