Airing My [not so] Dirty Laundry

With a title like that, I knew your curiosity would get the best of you.

You may notice on the left hand column of my blog, there is a box over there labeled ‘Where Did You Come From?’ That little box not only records most visitors to my blog, it also lets me know where people come from and how they found me. I am always amused to click on that box and find out that I’ve been located by a reader going to google and ‘googling’ Crazy Longaberger Lady, or Letters to inmates.


Real nice.

Because of that, I understand the importance of a really good blog title. And, you know someone will google it. 


You may be surprised to find out that I really intend to air my [not so] dirty laundry. Warning: What you are about to see may be shocking. Please proceed with caution.


For those of you who have never seen anything quite like this before, I’ll just go ahead and tell you that this does not happen overnight. It takes days, maybe weeks of  ‘I’ll get it tomorrows’, ‘I’m too tireds’, and ‘ I really need to blogs’ for your laundry to pile up like this.That is five loads of laundry. My fellas were thankful that I got it done just in time for them to have clean “draws” to wear. Well, all of the fellas except for the one still in Huggies, but that’s a whole nother story.


In between loads of laundry, the McResidence celebrated two birthdays last week. I celebrated my 35th birthday on Thursday and my sweet Stevie celebrated his 6th birthday the very next day. I spent the first half of my birthday volunteering at Santa’s Workshop at Stevie’s school. [Side Note: If you have never volunteered at Santa’s Workshop, you are missing out. It is quite an experience’].

That evening, McDaddy took me for a birthday dinner at Outback because oh sweet hallelujah, I do love me a juicy steak and a good salad slathered in creamy blue cheese.

It was a quick dinner because we agreed to volunteer for World Vision that evening. [Note To Self: Blog about Mercy soon!] A group that you may or may not have heard of, along with another really famous artist that you might have heard on KLOVE came to town for a Christmas concert, on my birthday mind you, and God being who He is, made a way for me and McDaddy to go.


Casting Crowns and Natalie Grant rocked the house. The stage was decorated beautifully.


Mark Hall – Casting Crowns


The beautiful, amazingly talented Natalie Grant


In addition to wonderful music and an enjoyable evening with our friend, Syvannah, McDaddy andI had the opportunity to share our World Vision experience with others who decided to sponsor a child from another country.

My story about our little girl Mercy (from Malawi) is so special to my heart. I don’t want to get into her story in this post about dirty laundry and all, but I promise, very soon, I will share it with you.

This is what a 35 year old who has walked in the pouring rain to see her favorite group perform on her birthday looks like.



Another exciting happening at the McResidence is that we went from this little booger:



To this monster:


You can read all about that story right over here, but I’ve been threatened with boycott if I write one more post about a gadget (HG!), so I won’t go any further with that, except to say I! AM! IN! LOVE!. 

Blog fans meet my daily docket.

The Amazing Race, Bob The Builder, The Bold and The Beautiful, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, College Football (GO! MOUNTAINEERS!), Don’t Forget the Lyrics and Dr. Phil.

You can sure learn a lot about a girl by scrolling through her TiVo. (Ahem!).


If that wasn’t enough excitement, we also had a little par-tay for a certain little boy who turned 6 the day after I turned 35.  Blog fans meet Stevie.


And here he is trying to beat the crap out of the most durable pinata on the planet.


Ah yes, the trusty baton from my majorettin’ days. And, now that I think about it, that may or may not have had a significant effect on the pinata. It took about 912 hits for that thing to bust, but at least each kid got his or her fair share of turns.


If you weren’t in such a hurry to get out of here, I’d tell you about our ladies brunch. Instead though, I think I’ll just wait and give it it’s very own post. A fabulous time was had by all.

If you haven’t toured my home yet, you can knock on the door and someone will let you in  over there.



  1. says

    Oh My! I thought I was the only one that let it get that bad before putting it all away, thank goodness, I’m not alone! HA
    Found your blog through BooMama’s Christmas Tour & I love it, have you bookmarked & following you through my blog (which is pretty boring compared to yours I must say)
    Merry Christmas to you & yours