Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thursday Randoms...

I haven't blogged all week...mainly because all of my time spent on the computer has been work related since I upped my hours for the next few weeks until we get more people hired.  So in no particular order here are some things that have been going on...

{1} You may remember a little bit over a year ago when I shared my friend Kelly was murdered by her husband, in her home, in front of her 9 year old daughter.  This week was his trial.  He was convicted of first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and will be sentenced in April.  This verdict will not bring my friend back, but I am glad he was convicted and will be serving jail time. 

{2} Madison got braces this weekend.  Buh-bye.... credit card with a 0 balance... hello beautiful teeth.  Everything went smoothly.  She seems okay.  I think she is glad to be off of school today and just hanging out.

{3} Last year I made Kelle Hampton's pork carnitas and they were amazing.  {I am going to talk about things other than the carnitas... but you make it in the crock pot and they are great}.  I knew I wanted to make them again this week.  So while googling for the recipe... I was shocked at some blog posts I came across. While typing "Kelly Hampton pork carnitas..." the following search phrases came up "Kelle Hampton hate..." and "Kelly Hampton annoying...". I love Kelle Hampton.  I have ordered her book, I follow her on Instagram, and I read her blog daily.  She does not annoy me.  I do not hate her.  There are lots of blogs I read that annoy me... ones that are clearly for nothing but self promotion, ones with crazy insane outfit of the day photos, ones with numerous photos of babies buckled totally wrong in their car seats, ones where moms almost boast about finding their babies soaked with sweat in cribs after letting them "cry it out" way too long, etc... Guess what? I stop reading them... because I am annoyed... I don't devote an entire post to it... just a bullet in my random post. Anyways, I think Kelle Hampton is amazing.... if you think otherwise, then don't read her blog.

{4} We need a new home computer.  I have a laptop, but I use it for work.  Madison needs something to do school work on.  Costco has the one we want at the best price.  So on Saturday... we are driving to Massachusetts... because apparently Rhode Island doesn't have Costco... to get a new computer... and some other stuff... like a Costco pretzel and a smoothie.  Oh... and we will also have to buy a membership when we are there. I am totally without a doubt looking forward to this trip on Saturday.


B. Wilson said...

1. Oh my goodness. What a heinous person to do such a vicious thing. Makes me so sick.
2. Braces and Lasik are the two investments made that I would never take back, no matter the cost. :)

Just the Two of US said...

Yay for madison and getting braces. Glad that man got convicted! I love kelle too, her blog is amazing,if only we could all write like that.

happy thursday! enjoy the rest of the week!

Erin said...

First thing... I've missed your blogs this week.

Second thing... You are totally right. People need to use some self control and just stop reading what bothers or annoys them. I hate the bashing of people on the internet. We don't really "know" these people and shouldn't be so quick to hate.

Third... Our Costco doesn't have pretzels :(. We need a new home computer too. Ours keeps getting riddled with viruses and we even have virus protection. Grr!

KatiePerk said...

Glad the braces went smoothly! I am obsessed with Costco pretzels too!