Thursday, December 3, 2015

Transition for Shelly


From Bookkeeping to Weddings

I am entering the final phase of my employment with Horizon Printing in Austin, Texas. I have been a full-time bookkeeper for Horizon for almost 5 years. I absolutely love my job and the people I work with and work for... the owner of Horizon is extremely generous, trusting & an all-around great guy. Definitely a character role model!
However it's time for me to move along so I can work full time at growing Short and Sweet Weddings (www.shortandsweetweddings.com) into the business model Scott & I created several years ago. 
Right now I am working at Horizon 8:30am-1pm as a resource for my replacement. My last day with Horizon will be at the end of December. 
Not gonna lie.... I'm wondering if I made the right choice.... 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Goodbye 'ol friend... my shoes

I've had these shoes for at least 12 years. They are "Clark" brand & very nice quality. I think they came from Dillards. I can't remember exactly when I got them but I do remember they were priced well over $100. And since I am extremely frugal, I distinctly recall having a gift card (maybe two?) and there being some sort of DoorBuster sale, like day-after-Christmas or Black Friday. I would never spend that much on shoes, even though these were definitely worth it.
Anyways.... I went to conduct a rehearsal last Friday night. It was very cold & rainy so I wore a nice black wool jacket & my trusty 'ol black shoes.
Needless to say it didn't take long before my feet were wet & cold. I knew there was a SMALL crack on the tip of one shoe, but upon further inspection when I got home I could see the small crack on the right shoe, but a HUGE CRACK across the entire width of the left shoe. Zoom in close on this picture & you can see the cracks.

Oh. My. Word. This is terrible! I love these shoes!
I actually put them away in my closet for 24 hours thinking I might salvage them somehow but decided to throw them away.
(...humming 'Glory, Glory, Hallelujah' to myself...)


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

What a wonderful Thanksgiving meal of Brisket today. 
I'm so thankful for this awesome family!
(and Cody who we consider family too, love ya!)
Brisket, Cornbread casserole, Baked beans, Mashed potatoes & Gravy, Stovetop Stuffing (the best), Sweet rolls & Pumpkin pie.
We missed Callie who was home with the flu & Madison who is serving our Country. Both of the girls were missed at the table but we enjoyed the extra helpings! lol, just kidding.

This is my Grandma's china, it's made by Winfield. The pattern is Dragon Flower, circa 1949

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Resurfacing from LIFE

Hey there... So you probably thought I fell off the side of the planet.
Right.
I sorta did.
For many months.
Life buried me.
But I'm ready to resurface.
Watch for some new posts.
Baby steps.
I missed you & I missed me.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Spiny Lizard in the house

Lizard in the house!
At first we thought Kitty had trapped a small gecko in the kitchen. 
Then Madison screamed that the lizard was too big for Kitty to carry in her mouth.
I immediately jumped onto the kitchen chair. 
Jared, Dillon & Madison used a kitchen towel & ice cream bucket to capture it.
Lovely.
I think it's a Spiny Lizard.
Yes. Madison is wearing mismatched socks. 

Happy Mother's Day 2012

Happy Mother's Day to me!  I had the absolute joy of having all the kids home this morning & afternoon.  
Seems like it's been a long time where only the 5 of us were home. 
Of course we re-enacted our favorite (okay, my favorite) pastimes... riding in the car & singing to the radio. 


Scott let them off the hook by taking me to the perfume store & letting me pick out my favorite. 
I am trying the fragrance called 'Shi' (pronounced SHE). 
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers who are my friends & family. 
Love you. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

You really need to hear Madison sing the National Anthem! She did this at the Stony Point Awards Celebration at her soon to be old High School. We are so proud of her, she is so full of talent. Great Job Madison. Love you, Dad and Mom.

Monday, April 9, 2012

You're in Pain?!

Scott has been eagerly anticipating a doctor visit with the Pain Management Specialist. Why?  Because he's constantly in PAIN.
He finally got an appointment that Medicare approved.  His appointment was this morning at 8am.
Scott called me at 8:15am to tell me the clinic gave him the wrong location when they called to confirm his appointment.  Now remember he's in PAIN.
They told him they could reschedule him in 2 weeks.
OMG.
He told them that wasn't going to happen.
So he's got an appointment tomorrow.  At 10am.

Friday, December 2, 2011

5 months away...

I just received an email from one of Madison's teachers.  It says "...We are five months from the 2012 graduation..."
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! 

Mixed feelings.  For sure.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My new favorite sitcom

I've been watching this on re-runs.
IT IS HILARIOUS!