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Up waaay too early. (And Hoarders/TV talk)

Miss Emily had her first ortho appointment this morning - spacers today, spreader next week, braces the week after. Here we go, round 2. I don't need new carpeting. *cries* (I don't, actually. I need NO carpeting and some hard wood floors. Ah, the dream. One day.)

I was up too late last night watching Hoarders and then, because I'm a glutton for punishment, that freakin' Billy Ray Cyrus (gross) hosted show, Surprise Homecoming. 1) I am a sucker for people surprising others in a good way and 2) I am a sucker for anything having to do with soldiers.

SO BASICALLY I SOBBED FOR TWO HOURS. And I mean, heart in my throat, can't breathe, sobbing. A little three year old boy got all squinchy faced and cried (that sad, tired kind of crying?) when he was surprised by his daddy and I LOST it. I could do without the poor production values (repeating scenes after commercial breaks, ugh) and stupid Billy Ray Cyrus and his "'M all shook up, uh uh huh!" forced accent but whatever. I can (and did) fast forward through that. The Trinidad mom/nurse that got her daughter back from Afghanistan was almost too much for me. Such a happy, loving mom, and that is TOO CUTE.

I'm a boob.

Oh, I have FEEEELINGS about Hoarders and go into it in the recap, if you're interested. I'm using a different format, focusing on each story by themselves instead of flipping back and forth like they do on the show. I'm fixing previous posts to reflect that, as well. ETA: I've gone back and forth with Roy from the show and have put that info in the recap, those that are interested.

The kids and I made double batches of our chocolate chip cookie recipe (hit the recipe tag and check it out, if you want. It's the best I've ever come up with.) and we rolled the dough into logs and stuck them in the freezer. Today we'll cut rounds and bag them, so that way when I want a cookie, I just have to open the freezer and bake what I'll eat. YUM. Crap, gotta get the bread going so we can have sammiches for dinner, whoops.


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Jul. 12th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
I did cookies last week and doubled the batch and tossed most of it in the freezer in a couple logs, too. Here I was feeling all clever and organized and then you come up with something even better! Fresh baked cookies on demand!
Jul. 12th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
Ha! I was on the phone with my BFF telling her what we were doing and she laughed at me, because it's such a Utah Mormon thing to do. :D I usually make cookie balls and freeze them, but the log/slices bake up nicer from the freezer.

Jul. 12th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)

A news station did something similar a few years ago. They had a father who had just returned from Iraq surprise his 5 year old in school. After the initial shock at seeing his Dad, the little boy ran to him and just lost it. I'm tearing up just thinking about it.

Chocolate chip cookies. Mmm.
Jul. 12th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
The show also intercuts various videos from the internet where people have done this. The ones that DESTROY me are the dogs that flip out when their human comes home. AUUUUGH, CRY CRY CRY!!!
Jul. 12th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
Delurking to thank you for the chocolate chip cookie recipe! I can't wait to try it out. :)
Jul. 12th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
You are more than welcome! Feel free to pop in anytime. (And get ready, because you will want these cookies FOREVER.)
Jul. 12th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
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Jul. 12th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)

I really want to be there drinking with you - teleportation machine please!
Jul. 13th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
I really like the changes you made to the Hoarder formatting. Good call!

Roy seems so nice.
Jul. 13th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
YAY! Glad you think so, I finally took the Mr.s advice. (But don't tell him. Lol.)

Roy really does, his kids, too.
Jul. 13th, 2011 06:21 am (UTC)
I wonder if they pay the families anything for invading their privacy, does anyone know? It's the least they can do IMO.
Jul. 13th, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
Meaning the hoarders? They supply them with top notch therapy and paid organizers for several years after filming. Much better than a check, I'd say.
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Jul. 13th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
It is SO expensive. And they look at me and clap their hands and I laugh and say I AM OKAY WITH MY GAP. Also, I am okay with not giving you any more dollars than you're getting.

The Boy has them (almost finished!) and #2 grew up to have an awesome smile, so nothing for her. Thank goodness!!

Poor Evan - those tightening days can be rough.
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I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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