I’ll start tonight with an explanation of this picture. This is the Raiger (I’m starting to fear that her name may “stick”, well at least I’ve never met another “Raiger“). She is my youngest daughter and she is 15 months old. This is the part of the blog where I once again add the “I’m her mom” disclaimer. In case you didn’t know, my Raiger is the smartest, cutest, sweetest, most hilarious 15 month old child on the the whole EARTH! And if you want to know about the smartest, cutest, sweetest, most hilarious 2 year old on the planet— I can go there too! But back to the Raiger… she will only eat her meals using a fork. Because we live in a crazy world (filled with crazy people who like to sue companies that make children’s forks with sharp points) finding a fork for a child that is actually sharp enough to “stab” a piece of food is nearly impossible. So, being the resourceful mother that I am, found a sharp “baby size” fork intended to be stabbed in the end of an ear of corn and then lathered in butter. She loves it and won’t eat without it! Meal time with this one makes me laugh! Shelli… she and AR could be sisters in their headbands!
Well as you can see by my lame title “Random Stuff” I’ll switch gears entirely and fill you in on my friend Chris. It’s been a while since I’ve updated you so here’s the latest in a nutshell: he started chemo today (48 hour dose in hospital— please pray), tomorrow is his 30th birthday (Happy Birthday, Chris!), the surgery was a success (with only one minor setback (infection in leg)), he’s doing chemo at home to be near his family (answered prayer), he sounds great and looks great (answered prayer), and he’s engaged (answered prayer— I really LOVE his fiance– she’s as sweet as they come, loves the Lord, and is a Tiger Fan!) Wow… lots is happening in his life! I know he’d appreciate your prayers!!
Also for those of you who are late night bloggers… I’m taking breakfast to the hospital tomorrow for the family (and the extended family they have in town) in our Sunday school class who was involved in the car accident. Not sure what that will entail as far as seeing the boys and Cliff or not, but I’d love your prayers for the right words (not sure there are any now) and I’d also love for y’all to continue to pray for these folks. The boys are doing better and are out of ICU. Extended family has arrived and I imagine they are all feeling overwhelmed with what is before them still.
We’ve had a good week! Justin has been working hard on the new house and the electrician has been there the last 2 days. The floor guys have yet to show (which isn’t necessarily bad– due to the fact that we’re not quite done painting— believe it or not!) and the cabinets in the kitchen are going to need a little extra TLC from a cabinet expert. A few minor setbacks, but we’re still seeing progress so that is good! The fluorescent light is down in kitchen and the other awful chandelier in kitchen is down and the recessed lights are in in the den and kitchen. What a difference a little light will make! My pendants are in over the bar and things are coming together. The gas company is going to run gas to the house for us… which is great…. but means no propane so I’m not able to justify those gorgeous gas lanterns… maybe one day! Justin has worked his tail off (Morgan loves this saying and always says, “people don’t have tails!”) painting every square inch of this house. I’m glad it’s the 5th house I’ve convinced him to paint… the first one took so much convincing and he’s finally starting to trust me. He’s also on the couch now watch baseball and talking to himself… or maybe he thinks I’m listening! 🙂
Well it’s getting late and I’m pooped. I hope that you all are doing well… anyone try any of my favorite products yet? Mom called from Walmart yesterday and wanted to know if I thought she would be “Light/Medium” or “Medium” in the Smart Shade make-up… it made my day! 🙂 I love you Mom! Too bad some blog stalker broke into my house and stole my Smart Shade make-up… that’s for you Sister! Just wait ’til you have 2 kids and no sleep… you might start to process your thoughts the way I process mine… oh dear! Ok, I’ll share what I’m talking about… ironically, the day after I posted my list of “favorites” my Smart Shade make-up went missing… I made the mistake of asking Sister if she thought someone who read the blog came to my house and stole it. It’s ok for you to laugh out loud now. You know I drink that poison stuff and it really kills my brain cells. Erika said, “Darby, you have got to be kidding me. Do you really think someone broke into your house to get your make-up!?” Now that I hear myself say it, that does sound pretty ridiculous. I’m laughing so hard right now that Justin just checked on me because he thought I was crying… I’ve been known to do that in front of the computer screen too. Erika has a blog now so I’m up against some tough competition. The only difference is that you’ll be able to afford the products that I promote… you’ll have to take out a second mortgage for hers! And my kids are cuter than hers…. and don’t bark as much!
Time for bed! And if anyone did steal my make-up… I’d like it back. Even though I’ve already replaced it! You can never have too much of a good thing!
erikaOctober 18, 2007 at 8:04 pm
You are a total s-q. Or as ‘Dinah’ would say “doctor”. That was for Chris. Have you sent Olivia something for his bday yet? I just finished mine. I bout balled my little eye balls out writing it. Do you think we the only ones with weird family jargon? I know Paris & Nicole have code language- so maybe not. Okay, nice of you to own up to your absuridity in the stolen make-up. And if you paid any attention to my blog you would have seen a LBD (that’s “little black dress”) for $10.50… that’s affordable. I’ll get you a design on a dime post in the works. Dona requested a ‘top 7 paint colors’ post, that’ll be a fun one.
heading home. talk to you tomorrow you squirrel bait,
erikaOctober 18, 2007 at 8:06 pm
ps- Raiger looks like Arrggh a PIRATE in that first picture! They’ll be at my house tomorrow night! YIPPEEE!!!
Darby SticklerOctober 18, 2007 at 8:13 pm
It’s probably because her fork is SO sharp it was poking her in her throat!
AnonymousOctober 19, 2007 at 5:42 am
Can you share Erika’s blog address? I bet I could learn a bunch from her…Miss you lots Sticklers!
Jennie-MarieOctober 19, 2007 at 6:30 am
I do love those favoites lists, McPherson shopping finds are always great!
Household6October 19, 2007 at 6:36 am
oh you busted me….I put the kids down for a nap and then jumped in my transporter and jetted down to your place to steal your make-up….but boy does it ever look good on me……
Love your blog….I gotta get away from only posting stuff about the kids, but sadly that is about all that goes through my brain these days.
DonaOctober 19, 2007 at 10:08 am
I went to Walgreens and got the light shade make up, now I know you might be saying, but Dona, you are so tan- I know, I know, but I went with light and I love it! I have never liked make-up, but this stuff really is great! Thanks for the tip! I am hoping you will do a top 7 color blog also- this will be great for me and exactly the right time!!!!See you soon-
DonaOctober 19, 2007 at 10:09 am
I can’t believe you put that you will be gone, now someone might steal your Cottage Living collection!!!