Monday, December 29, 2008

And the thanks goes to......

Lauri!!! Of course. Thanks so much for fixing my blog. Love you.

EEK! She's being induced

Hey all,
Just a quickie post. Manda just got to the hospital where they are inducing her. I guess the baby isn't growing as much as they want, and they are worried, so they are plucking the little tater tot before getting fully cooked. She's a little worried, I'm a littled worried. They expect the baby (I call her Chloe or Zoe, hoping Manda listens) to be in NICU for a tad bit. Please keep them both in your prayers.
Love you all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The recipes

Ok dear family,
Tis the season once again when I need to ask for the stinkin recipes that I keep losing. I need cheesecake, rolls, and turkey. HELLLLLLP!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


This is our puppy, Bear. Unfortunately, he is a very smart, spazz-puppy. Which means he is a whirling dervish flying through the house chewing everything. Now, anyone who knows me knows I can be a little obsessive. If I tole paint, I want ALL the paints. If I crosstitch, I NEED every DMC floss known to man, quilting=4 boxes of fabric, etc. So.....I am going to train Bear. Which means I have to look everywhere and get advice from everyone. So, I have kenneled him. Did the treat thing, got "chewies" and toys, yelled alot....chased him around looking like a total moron while he appears to smile in mischievious glee. Even bought a chewie that you hide a treat in to keep him occupied (didn't work, he just looked at me like I was stupid.) Well, here is my new thing. Cecil "The Dog Whisperer". I am tivo-ing ALL his shows, watching avidly and I have decided he is a miracle worker and my hero. I am absolutely certain that if I just follow his words of wisdom I will have the best behaved dog EVER. Norman and my family laugh and mock me. We'll see who is right. I'll update you on my progress.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Well....It happened...they left.

What a stupid crappy day. I think I am going to go have myself a little pity party. We all went to Denny's for breakfast to see them off. Apparantly, we are a bit more emotional than Josh's side of the family. We would tell stories, laugh, then burst into tears.

I looked like a crazy woman doing the "snot" cry. Poor sweet Ginger tried to help her crying Grammy....she "fixed" my crying (balled her fists and rubbed them into my eyes). I will miss that little demon so bad.

I am grateful for Josh. He is such a sweet gentle man and a wonderful husband, father and son. I know he will take great care of his family. He has always wanted to travel and this is a great opportunity for him to do so.

Manda came over last night all by herself for some mommy time. We just kept watching another and another show just to avoid her leaving. I think I will be lost for a little while without her. She is such a dear, wonderful daughter and friend. She loves her mom and is so good to me.

I feel like a part of my heart is gone. When Erin left it wasnt so bad because I knew she would come back home. This time though it really sucks. I know that parents are supposed to let their children go on their path in life and support them through it. However, I want to scream at them to come back. I want to protect and take care of them. I don't like this letting go crap. I hope this gets easier with time.

I remember Manda as a little feisty thing. Throwing Ginormous temper tantrums, giving me the "finger" (used the wrong finger though), rocking the sassy curls. Now she is all grown up with a family of her own. She's beautiful a great mother, much better than I was. She is so kind, yet still with a sassy streak to her. She has the best laugh ever, she throws her head back and lets loose completely. (think Disneyland). How lucky am I to have her?

I hope their flight goes well. I, on the other hand, am going to go cry for a bit I think.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Update on my family

Ok, was gonna do this a while ago. Couldn't find pics, am a trainwreck at blogging, and tend to procrastinate. Anyway, since I am home sick. Thought I would finally update you on my family and how we are all doing. Here ya go!

Here is me, Norman and Madison. I am doing OK at my new job, definitely keeping me hopping. It's crazy to try and track and care for 102 elderly people with varying needs. For some reason I love it though. Norman is retired Coast Guard (he did drug interdiction on the boats), now he works in collections. He is crazy about salt water fish (yes we have Nemo) and also his 68 silver Mustang. We go to car shows and hang out with our car club people. Madison is in the 2nd grade. A very smart girl. Unfortunately, she also has the Proffitt gene of talking too much...surprise! Yet can still make great grades. She is for the most part, gentle kind and easy to get along with. Says some of the most bizarre, grown up things.

Here is Josh, Manda and Ginger. Josh is still working at Micron. They are moving to Virginia in 3 weeks (my heart is breaking). But, I don't blame them. Josh has always wanted to travel and it's a great opportunity. Manda is a stay at home mom, preggers again, due in January, can be evil if you touch the food she craves. I've been very lucky to have so much time with her. I'll be lost not having them around. Ginger is 2....ICK! Has really hit the terrible 2's. She flounces around with her hands on hips arguing, yes arguing with me. She also knows where I hide the binkies. And like all my grandkids, for some reason Grammy's bed is the place to be.

Here is Matt, Desi, Katelyn and Kaden. Matt and Desi are doing awesome. She's a waitress, pays better than most jobs, and with her wicked sense of humor she totally rocks as a waitress. Matt is working construction. I THINK....hint, hint....that they are thinking about adding to their family right now. That would totally work for me. I am a selfish grammy and could always do with another baby. Katelyn is in first grade, very smart little girl....definitely a girly girl. Kaden is in pre-school. Sadly, he no longer runs up to me screaming my name and wanting kisses all over. I hate it when they become big boys. He is definitely a daddy's boy. Worships Matt.

This is Erin and Alex. Erin just moved back home from Colorado. She is going back to work as a CNA at her old facility. She is really good at what she does and someday I hope she'll follow in my footsteps and become a nurse.....she definitely has the personality and knack for it. Alex is 3, FINALLY out of his terribe 2's (about time). He is such a little love. He is totally into cars, trucks or anything that is all boy. He's shy sometimes.

The family pumpkin carving party

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We had our pumpkin carving party last night at Matt and Desi's. Matt made Bacon Potato Chowder, I brought roll, Manda brought drinks. It is total chaos when we are together, but we all love it. It started out really fun, the kids loved scooping out the guts. Somewhere along the line though, they got bored,decided to go play with each other. All the adults wound up actually carvin the pumpkins. Ultimately, I think they all turned out awesome! What do you think? Are these the cutest, funnest grandchildren ever?

My take on the cute stuff

Ok, so as you can see I totally copied the lady from thrifty decor chic. Way cute stuff. And super easy to do. I can't believe I got it done. Seeing as I have a sinus infection that went into an ear infection and tooth abcess. I feel like crap! Thank goodness for antibiotics. Will post later my pics from our pumpkin carving party with the kids and update you on them. Very cute.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Hi all,
I am trying to change my background, etc....I seem to have lost my layout tab to make changes...any ideas?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Not sure how to copy and do this.....however....will try to expose myself terribly.

1.. I am shy.....that will shock my family. But I really am. I always read other people first. Then venture forward.

2.. I am loyal...I will back you to the wall if u deserve it and even if you dont. The back side of this is that if you don't deserve it,I will be honest.

3..I am TERRIFIED (sp) of committment......if u knew family u would think that odd.

4..I am smart....actually this is a family trait. We are areally smart strong women....(Thanks Dad....You don't even know what you have begat in the future.)

5..I love crazy people....truly do. I can't imagine my life without them. I hurt, kiss, hold, hug, but still adore the quirks that life gives to others. And am grateful they share it with me.

6..I FREAKIN am terrified of ferris wheels. Total panic attack. Is a joke with family. Freakin" carnies.....sux...ick....

7..Can't end this tag without a sisters thing....It's not a born or married or borrowed thing. I have sisters. I don't know how I survived without my sisters.. I have born, borrowed (Cathy, Tracey), Married(Janeal, Suzette). I don't know how anyone can live without their sisters......Mine have been my lifeline......Thank you sisters of my heart.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I'm Back

Hi All,
Thought I would give this a try again. Life has been incredibly busy for me and I will try to update. This might be a long post...hehe. I quit my job as administrator and am now working as a Health Services Director. It's crazy busy and things are a mess there, but I love it. I thought maybe I'd post some pics and update the family.
This is Manda and Josh. They are doing awesome. He works at Micron and she stays home with Ginger and is expecting a new one. She's one of my best friends (I know, daughter, go figure.) I am lucky enough to get to spend time with her often and talk even more.

This is Norman. He's my boyfriend, significant other, fiance, whatever. He's been a great source of support and is wonderful to both me and my family. I'm lucky to have him in my life. Goodness knows us Proffitt gals can be a tad high maintenence.

Apparantly, I have lost some of my pictures. I will post again when Norman comes over and helps me find them.....I seem to be a walking trainwreck....jeez.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The week from HELL!!

Ok....I think I'll give this a shot. I'll post more later with pics of the kids and letting you know how they are all doing.

Well, my week has just been spiffy-dang-doodle!! I work as an administrator for a facility that specializes in Alzheimer's disease. Generally I love it, but oh man! My week started off with an unexpected death. Of course it turned out she was the only resident that didn't have a copy of her DNR on file. So, the paramedics started CPR while her daughter yelled at them to stop, then the paramedics proceeded to yell at my staff and me.

Then, my corporate was stressing because of the vacancies. My marketing director quit, my nurse is leaving to go back to school.

So Tuesday rolls in, the daycare calls me to tell me Madison has lice. Oh joy! I have to leave work early the day before corporate rolls in. Oh, btw...the night before was Madison's "special extra super fun night", which meant we did hair and makeup, ate brownies and watched movies all in my bed. My head was starting to itch.

I leave work and decide I better make a phone call. I call Norman and tell him in an extra special sexy voice, "Honey....I bought you something special....." He replies quite happily,"Oh really, what would that be?" "Ummmm....lice shampoo?" He didn't seem so happy after that retort.

After Madison and I got home, we did the lice treatment to both of us...just in case. I basically fumigated the whole house. I eyeballed her new hamster thinking perhaps I should throw the little rat out since he probably gave it to her (he didn't). Our heads burned, it took 2 hours to comb out Maddy's hair, she cried. It fried her hair. I decided I needed to cut a couple inches off. Now.....I've never been real good at cutting straight, not my talent in life, but I gave it a shot. Norman wound up fixing it for me. I really felt like Sister Cranney at that point.....saying Oops, oops.

Wednesday, the lady from corporate came out to see how things were and help with my search for a marketing director. It turns out she really likes Jesus alot and likes to tell people about it at work and ask in interviews about peoples feelings about Jesus. I tried to steer the interviews differently, to no avail. Oh....and daycare called again to tell me that I didn't get ALL the lice. I called in a panic to my daughter Amanda to see if she could pick Madison up, she did a little reluctantly (worried about lice, I guess.) Then after work, I picked Madison up from Amanda (who was starting to feel her head itch) and went home and re-treated her hair.

Thursday, I finally hired a new marketing director, listened to the lady from corporate tell me how I needed to set more boundries and not take so much on. Then before she left she hugged me, held me and started praying over me (you know, the old style baptist praying?). Egads, I thought I was losing my mind. I saw her off to the airport gratefully. Headed home. Thursdays are my girls night. Manda and Ginger come over and we all spend the evening together. My brain was frazzled, but I thought I was still up for it. Well.....Ginger decided it was time to show she was turning 2, the terrible part of 2. She screamed, she yelled, she threw fits. I felt like smashing my head into a wall for a while there. But, Manda and I still watched So You think You Can Dance. Love that show. But, I was glad when it was time for them to leave.

Friday, my office manager started her 4 day vacation which meant I got to deal with deposits and vendors and phones.

I hate my job this week. was your week?