Thursday, February 28, 2008

I can't sleep survey

I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items. You can only pick one thing from the following departments.. what do you buy?

1. Produce: romaine lettuce
2. Bakery: fresh bread
3. Meat: Chicken
4. Frozen: ice cream!
5. Dry goods: Cereal

Lets say we are heading out for a warm weekend getaway. You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of clothing with you. So, whats in your bag?

1. jean skirt
2. tank top
3. bikini

If I was to listen in on one of your conversations throughout the day, what 4 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?

1. Bark, Bark!
2. Hey babe!
3. Hurry up!
4. Hello , my love

So, what 4 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?

1. Drinking my coffee
2. Surf the net
3. Going to the gym
4. Talking to friends

You're driving down the road, and suddenly you're hit with this sense of road rage. What 3 factors probably contributed to it?

1. People driving way to slow
2. People cutting me off
3. People who can not turn the car already!

Sweet, you just scored a whole afternoon to yourself. We're talking a 3 hour block with nobody around. What 5 activities might we find you doing?

1. hmmmm.......I can't tell you what I would like to be doing! :)
2. Go see friends
3. Surf the web
4. Go for a run on the trails
5. Scrapbooking

Were going to the zoo. But, it looks like it could start storming, so it will have to be a quick visit. What 3 exhibits do we have to get to?
1. Monkeys
2. elephants
3. Tiger/lion

You just scored tickets to the taping of any show that comes on t.v. of your choice. You can pick between 4, so what are you deciding between?

1. Moonlight
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Moonlight
4. Oh , did I mention Moonlight?

You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors can I pile on for ya?

1. Cookies and Cream
2. Java Chip
3. Mint Chocolate Chip

Somebody stole your purse/wallet…in order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it. So, what's in there?

1. my vera bradley wallet
2. purple cell phone
3. orbitz gum
4. Keys with the green keychain
5. carmex

You are at a job fair, and asked in what areas you are interested in pursuing a career. Lets pretend you have every talent and ability to be whatever you wanted, so what 4 careers would be fun for you?

1. Personal Trainer
2. Artist
3. Dancer
4. Marine Biologist(for old times sake)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Deck of me cards!

I am catching up! Can you believe it? And its only week 9 of the year. Okay, I am not totally caught up , but I only have two more to do. And I tell you I got to think on these for a bit. Quite a few of these I have been pondering for some time. I need to let go , and let it flow! Usually once I sit down to create it all just happens. So here they are!

Week 3- Spice of Life.......How do I need to spice up my life. Why the heck did this one stump me so hard. .....but this is what I came up with.

Week 4-3 words that describe me....Easy enough...Yeah right! But I sure love this card. Don't we all just love CTMH stamps?

Week 5- What to say to my 18 yr old self.........Oh...I could write a book! Funny thing is DS came in and was looking at my cards and said...Mom, this card says If you want to be happy be 18. I had to look. Yes , well that is not what I meant it to say. It is just supposed to be the quote by Henry David Thoreau. "If you want to be happy, BE"..........Because we all know that being 18 is not exactly the highlight of your life. Well at least not for me. And yes, this is a pic of me when I was 18.

Week 6 - What is the junk in your life that you need to let go of? And you gotta use your junk mail to create the card. Okay......Loved this exercise. I mean I loved using the junk mail to create it.....Not the junk in my life!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

There is a time and a place for the Pelvic Thrust

Like..........When you are going to a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show and everyone is dressed up and ready to step into the "time warp again....." You with me? Seriously.....just saying the lyrics gets me going. BUT!!! Do you know when it is not appropriate? When the 60 something guy at the auto glass repair shop does it. I am just going to lay it out there. I don't think that this is a good time for the pelvic thrust. Picture this. I walk in the the Auto Glass Place on Friday. I have just left the gym, so I am wearing gym shorts, sweatshirt, hair in ponytail, no get the idea. I am just wanting to leave my keys to get my glass fixed , hop in the car with Jess , and go eat some breakfast.... Nope...NOt going to happen. Pelvic Thrust guy looks at me and asks if I have a ride, because it is going to take a couple hours. And I quote " Do you have a ride? Because if you don't , I will take you any where you want to go" [Insert Pelvic Thrust and "Whoo WHoo" Here] ...........Excuse me? WTF? I am speechless. Not really ,but I have no words for this guy. In the words of Ricky Bobby......"Did that just happen?, That just blew my mind!" Exactly. I walk out.....Speechless and get in the car with Jess. I think at this point I am many shades of red. Lets just go eat. So as I relay the "incedent" to my girlfriends over Cracker Barrell, I am told by them that these things only seem to happen to me. You know... I wish they didn't. What is with the older guys!Do they just get passed a certain age and the mouth filter goes out? I mean the old guy at the gym said he wanted to married to me for like 30 minutes! Who says this stuff! I swear I am wearing a shroud(sp?) next time I go out. But I am laughing at it. Because.........I like them older but not that old!!!!!!!!! sheesh!

"It's just a jump to the left

And then a step to the right

With your hands on your hips

You bring your knees in tight

But it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane,

Let's do the Time Warp again!"

Give Me Feedback!!!!! AND Blog Challenge for the week!

Okay, I have a counter soooooooo I just know you are here reading. HaHa!!! Well here is to all of you that know me or getting to know me. Give me one word! One word you would use to describe me. I have seen this exercise floating around SS and the blog world. So give it to me! :) Who knows if I will be as creative as the rest of you guys and make a scrapbook page but hey its fun anyway right!!!!

Here is the Blog Challenge for this week. Yes it is Sunday. But this one was hard!
My Personal Goal
As women we all spend time putting others first, worrying about them, taking care of their needs, scheduling their lives with little time left over for ourselves. For this week's challenge: What is your most important personal goal for the year? What are you doing that is just for you? How are you trying to improve yourself?

Okay, I am sure you know the answer to this. Running. That is what I am doing for myself. It is something that no one else can do for me. It is a singular sport. Does that make sense? I have to set my goals, I have to run the miles, I have to do the work. I have been running for over a year now seriously. I have a 1/2 marathon in 9 weeks and in January 2009 I am going to do the Rock and Roll Marathon in Phoenix. I don't care if I am living there or not I am going. I want this. I want it so much I can taste it! I know that if I am going to have it,It has to be all about running this year. No slacking off. No excuses. Just me hitting the pavement or treadmill. Whatever. Because you know what? Its true. I have put things that are important to me aside for to long. I am tired of putting my life on hold , because it is not a good time. So aside from running I am going to do things that make me happy. I am going to find stability in my life no matter what. I am so tired of being in Limbo!!!

Okay.....Sorry. That about got carried away! But hey if you can not say it out loud, why not type it for all the world to read... Seriously...Seriously.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ever wonder what happened to....

Boys II Men! Well they are on "Don't Forget the Lyrics" tonight. Have you seen this show? I have not turned the television is so long so I have never even heard about it. I was laughing so hard. Wayne Brady is definetly entertaining-always. It was great to see my favorite group from the 90's. Don't you miss the lyrics to The end of the road, Please don't go, and I will make love to you. Okay. Lets get off that subject! But yeah! Great flash backs! I think I still have that cd. Actually it was the very first cd I ever owned.

Yep thats all I got for today. No kids tonight. Thats always nice. They wanted to spend the night with my mom and so I am going to bed early! Maybe listen to a little Boys II Men.

Silly things you probably don't want to know about me

1. Are you taller than your best friend? - about the same
2. Do you have a favorite type of pen? - Zig Millennium size .05(size really does matter)
3. Look at your planner for March 10th, what are you doing?- Monday Go to the gym
4. What color are your toenails usually?- Hot pink(its my favorite color :)
5. What was the last thing you highlighted? My hair
6. What color are the curtains in your bedroom? I have a red sheet hanging over my window
7. What color are the seats in your vehicle?- beige
8. Have you ever had a black and white cat?- Yep, his name was Pantera
9. What is the last thing you put a stamp on?-a bill
10. Do you know anyone who lives in Wyoming?- no, but DH does
11. Why did you withdraw cash from the ATM the last time?-just cause I like to have cash on me
12. Who is the last baby that you held? Lola
13. Can you spell well? yes
14. Do you like Cinnamon toothpaste?- no
15. What kind of car were you driving 2 years ago?- same one
16. Pick one: Miami Hurricanes or Florida Gator? -I don't want to pick either
17. Last time you went to Six Flags?- My 1 year anniversary in 2001
18. Do you have any wallpaper in your house? - no1
19. Closest thing to you that is yellow?- A mexican bowl Krysten gave me
20. Last person you gave a business card to?-When I get business cards I let you know
21. Who is the last person you wrote a check to? My sister for CM
22. Closest framed picture to you? - My daughters fall pics
23. Last time you had someone cook for you? -I guess my mom on Christmas Eve
24. What do you hate about sleeping?-sleeping alone(kids don't count)
25. How many emails do you get in your inbox daily (excluding spam)? - 5-10
26. Last time you gave flowers?- Me and Jess gave Beth flowers when we took her to the movies a couple weekends ago
8. Do you play air guitar?-no but I totally play air drums
29. Has anyone ever proposed to you? - never, YET I am married
30. Do you take anything in your coffee? -sugar free vanilla
31. Do you own any Willow Tree figurines? no
32. What is/was your high school's mascot? - an indian(raider) in Decatur and in Phoenix it was a Matador
33. Last person you spoke to from high school? - Stacey
34. Last time you used hand sanitizer? -hmmm, I don't usually I just wash my hands alot
35. Would you like to learn how to play the drums?- sure, I mean I already got the air drums down!
36. What color are the blinds in your living room? - white
38. Last thing you read in the newspaper? - They are hiring dancers at Babe's lounge
39. What was the last pageant you attended?- what?
40. What is the last place you bought pizza from? - Pizza Hut.
41. Have you ever worn a crown? -absolutely, every chance I get
42. What is the last thing you stapled?- I can not remember
43. Did you ever drink clear Pepsi? - don't remember
44. Are you ticklish? - only in a couple spots, but not bad
45. Last time you saw fireworks? -4th of July when I was doing themat mom and dad's
46. Last time you had a Krispy Kreme doughnut? -I wish I could remember. They are best at like 5 am fresh and hot
47. Last person that IMed you, and you actually responded? - don't know
48. Last time you parked under a carport? - airport parking garage in October? I think
49. Do you have a black dog? - nope but I soon will
51. Are you an aunt or uncle? -Aunt to two little cute girls
52. Who has the prettiest eyes that you know of? - This guy at the gym. They are so darn blue! Great eyes!
53. Last time you saw a semi truck?- today..on the road
54. What is the last song you belted out in the car? -With you Chris Brown
55. do you have a little black dress? -nope

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ready for a little Moonlight?

Me, Me......Is it April yet? But I will set aside my Moonlight tonight....because there is a total eclipse of the Moon. Show starts at 9 central people, so get on the hood of your car and go watch! I am! And by the way for all you out there going nah! Its the last one that we will see until December 2010 so go watch. Sky looks a little cloudy. So we will see. I Think I will make myself a drink. A little Dew and Cruzan and head out to the parking lot. Thats good entertainment. Now if the rugrats would go to sleepy by.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Good Mood, Good Funnies, and a 80's survey

80's Survey

1.How old were you in 1980?I was 1

2. How old were you in 1989? I was 10

3. Were you a Toys R' US Kid? Of course , there are a million toys at toys r us that I can play with

4.Did you watch Transformers? I remember it being on Sat morning but don't remember watching

5. Did you see E.T. on the big screen? I don't think so

6. Did you own a Lite Bright?yep

7. Who is your Favorite Golden Girl? At any point in time during the 80's was I over the age 10 so why watch the Golden Girls??????

8. When someone says " Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!!!

9. What was your favorite toy?My little ponies

10. Did you have a Pogo Ball?Yes......I told you I was a toys R us kid

11. Did you listen to New Kids on the Block? Uh, totally!

12. What New Kid did you have a crush on? JOEY!!

13. Did you play M.A.S.H? (Coming back to edit) Yes, I played this Mansion, Apt., Shack, House. Thank you Laura for reminding of what the heck this was. We did this all over the backs of our notebooks

14. Did you watch The Care Bears? yep, and now my daughter does

15. Did you have Jelly bracelets?yes

16. Did you have a charm necklace and/or bracelet?I don't remember

17. Did you have a Glo Worm?Yes, love the glo worms

18. Did you ever own a slap bracelet? Yes, my boyfriend even gave me a pink and black one at the roller skating rink!

19. The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles?Both! Who could choose. But oh my wasnt Jake Ryan the cutest!!

20. Did you have a crazy hair style?Farrah Faucet feathered sides

21. What was your first bike? A Pink one with a banana seat

22. Name one thing you still own from your childhood?Care bears, My little ponies, dolls, barbies

23. Did you have a Cabbage Patch Kid? Yes , to many of those ugly dolls

24. Did you dress like Madonna? Yes.......Like a virgin

25. Rainbow Brite or Strawberry Shortcake? Who could decide?

26. Did you watch Miami Vice? Yes, me and my grandma did

.27. Did you own a pair of Jelly Shoes? Yep, like 27 pairs

28. Did you own a Trapper Keeper?yes

29. Atari or Nintendo? I had an Atari but then when Nintendo came out , that was the big Christmas present

30. Did you play Pac-Man?yes

31. Which was better: Jem or Barbie and the Rockers? Both....I repeat.....with those choices who could decide

32. He-Man or She-Ra?Don't remember

33. What movie scared you the most?I don't remember watching any scary movies

34. Did you try to dance like Michael Jackson? Are you kidding .....Try? I totally had the moves....still do......snort!

35. What Is The First Thing That Comes To Mind When You Hear "Flux Capacitor"? Delorian. 2.2 Gigagwatts......Back to the Future.

36. What other colors did Pepsi come in?I know that there was that clear stuff but I do not remember it

37. Roger Rabbit Or Howard The Duck?Howard the Duck

38. Did you ever beg your parents to have your school picture taken with the 'LASER' background? I am totally lost

39. Do you know what the Ninja Rap is? NO

40. Do you know why people cringe when they hear the word BUCKNER?nope

41. Can you name the family members from National Lampoons Vacation movies? Clark(Sparky), Ellen, Cousin Eddy, Russ, Audrey..............This is crazy, this is crazy

42. Wally-World or Europe?WallyWorld

43.What was your favorite movie from the 80's? Okay, I LOVE 80's movies, so this was a little hard to narrow down. But here it is. The Lost Boys. See I have always liked Vampires. But You get Correy Haim and Correy Fieldman as well. Who could go wrong. Not to mention a you Keifer Sutherland. NUMMY!!!

44. What was your favorite T.V. show from the 80's? The A Team

Since I had such strong feelings about the 80's movie.....Let me give you a little something to look at!

Okay, now on to the other stuff. I had an excellent day. Which started with a good run. Legs felt better today so I was able to do it. I have been in an excellent mood ever since. Must be all the extra endorphins. I also met Jess for spin and came home to the phone ringing off the hook. But all in good fun. Because I have been laughing ever since. My mom called to tell me that some distant cousin was on American Idol. Me: " Okay mom, I will be sure to watch you 5th cousin , 8 times removed.....Talk to you later" About an hour later she called back. My grandfather had called back to say that it was not her cousin it was just a friend of the cousin. So he had to call every one in the family back to tell them NO , it was not the cousin, because you know we were all hovering over the phone , ready to vote....Right! Not like I was watching. Is it even good this year? Any new eye candy? I mean I gotta have some Daughtry or Beau. Nummy. LOLO? Can you help me with this? Still Mom had another funny to tell me. Which totally made me fall out of the chair laughing. My step grandmother's, mother is still alive. (Yes we are an American family--Grandpa robbed the cradle) The lady is nearly old and was watering plants today around the house. Well she gets to her favorite one and is watering it. Looks at her daughter(my step grandma) and says " This is the best growing plant I have ever owned, I simply love it" Well my grandparents don't have the heart to tell her that it is Fake. So they just nod , smile , and empty the water out each day. Now laugh, because that is funny. I don't care who you are. My second funny of the night came from my friend Kylene. She had me rolling with her diet woes. I will not go into details because chances are you will not find them as funny as me...cause I tend to laugh alot! But I will leave you with this. And I swear if anyone can tell me where to get the tshirt, I would love them forever. I would pay about 1,562$ for one. I don't know where I came up with that sum, but hey seems good. But recently her husband bought her this tshirt. Of course at Mardi Gras! But hey I think this shirt could just be a great everyday tshirt. Like say to wear to the gym.

" I want to ride you like a float, and eat you like a Moonpie"

Enough said. Night KY, Thanks for the laughs!!! xoxoxoxox

Sunday, February 17, 2008

So I managed to get something done today!

Well it was a lazy, rainy Sunday! So of course rock climbing was out, which was fine since I really needed to recoup and I totally did not go to the bridal shower. I was just not up to it. It was good just to spend the day at home relaxing. I cleaned the kids room(and I mean cleaned!). I also worked on my jewelry swaps. All sets but 1, that are due in March are done. I only have 8 more of the 1 set left. I ended up changing my prototype for the 2nd spring group. The green rock was not working for me. I also came up with prototypes for the other 3 groups. I have them all individually bagged and ready to be worked on. I figure I can knock them out this week. I will add pictures , because I am really happy with the turn out!

1. New spring charm
2.Shades of Green charm
3. Shades of Blue charm
4. Shades of Black charm

I am so excited because I registered for the Nashville Country Music 1/2 Marathon. I have exactly 10 weeks! I am all ready with my training schedule. A little nervous but I am glad I just went ahead and did it. I know that it will push me to work that much harder. Motivation!!!! Now darn it all if the gym is not closed tommorrow. Oh well , I will be doing a wet trail run. I got to get going in the morning too because I know I will never do it if I don't in the morning. So here is my quote for the day..........Since I am thinking of running.
"Some running is good, more is better, and too much is just enough" "The only way to define your limits is to go beyond them"
As for tommorrow everything is closed and the kids are out of school. I thought I might go to Chattanooga but I don't think so. I got a bug tonight and bought paint for the hutch. I have been meaning to paint that thing since I moved in. So I hope to knock it out tommorrow.....after I run! Do you think the kids will leave me alone long enough to not get finger prints in it? Ha!

Here is a myspace funny: Go to google. Put your name and the word "needs". Like Bry needs......This is what I got:
1st Werewolves, 2nd Vampires

Why is this so funny? And why did I feel the need to share?

Well if you are an Anita Blake fan such as yours truly, the coincidence that these both popped up is quite funny. I am a huge Anita Blake fan. I do not need Werewolves though.....Richard is so not my favorite character. But since Werewolves popped up firstl.......I choose Jason. But Jean-Claude is. And yes he is a Vampire. Now if you are confused....simply get the books , there are at least 14 out there. AND READ! ENJOY! Of course I will settle for the good Mick St. John anytime when talking about vampires. So anyway, I love the results I got! Go google yourself and your needs and tell me what you come up with! Ah the things we find to do to amuse ourselves online!

Blog Challenge~ Interview

I asked Ryley and Kendal 20 questions concerning me:

1) What is something that mom always says to you
A: Go brush your teeth(so true, I think I was scared of that answer)

2) What makes mom happy?
A: Us being good

3) What makes mom sad?
A: Daddy being gone

4) How does Mom make you laugh?
A: giving hugs and tickles

5) What was mom like as a child?
A: Kendal said.....Just like her!(True), Ryley said- I was always hurt with a broke arm(You have no idea , son!)

6) How old is your mom?
A: Kendal said 5, Ryley said 38(thanks Rye)

7) How tall is your mom?
A: Kendal said Big, Ryley said Can I measure you please?

8) What is her favorite thing to do?
A: Go to the Beach!(they got me pegged)

9) What does your mom do when you're not around?
A: Go out and see friends

10) If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
A: Ryley- Rock and Roll singer(Yeah, BABY!), Ryley said my signature song would be "We will Rock you"

11) What is your mom really good at?
A: Ryley-running and being yourself

12) What is your mom not very good at?
A: building houses(I wonder why they think that?)

13) What does your mom do for her job?
A: Scrapbook(I wish!)

14) What is your mom's favorite food?
A: Ryley-Vegetables, Kendal- Salad(hmmm, acording to them i am healthy!)

15) What makes you proud of your mom?
A: Because you are a runner

16) If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
A: Kendal-Little Mermaid, Ryley-Little bo peep(Smartie)

17) What do you and your mom do together?
A: Go out to eat and the movies

18) How are you and your mom the same?
A: Ryley-we both like to exercise, Kendal- our hair

19) How are you and your mom different?
A: Ryley- she is taller than me, Kendal-Nope she is taller than me

20) How do you know your mom loves you?
A: Ryley-She likes to hug on us, and because you read books to us-well sometimes

So I feel pretty good about these answers and they had fun talking! Kendal was just being silly and Ryley was thinking really hard on his answers. He can read now so , you know I could not change his answers!! Now to get started on that Rock and Roll Singer(Maybe I should put that in my 30 things before I turn 30!) Haha!! Oh and Ryley , that is 28 , not 38.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Here is another survey.....its late, yes I am bored

Are you an adult? yes
How old are you? 28
How old do you feel? You are as young as you want to be
Do you consider yourself a grown-up? yes....what is with the obsession?
Do kids call you mr/miss/mrs? I had a kid call me mrs. the other day.......snort
Did you graduate high school? Yes
Did you go to college? for a few semesters
If so, what is/was your major? marine biology....if you can believe it
Did your parents go to college? yes...some
Have you been back to your high school since you graduated? to the actual buiding .....NO
Do you still keep in touch with school friends? some yes
Have you been to a school reunion? yes.....interesting......especially the table cloths....Oh yeah, some people never all.....still B@#$&*! (There are days I wish I had a filter)
Do you plan to attend a school reunion? why not, I would love to see if someone takes up the tableclothes at the next one
Are you single/dating/married/divorced? married
Do you have children? yep
Where do you work? Where don't I work
Are you happy with the carreer field you have choosen? let me think, this career kinda just chooses you, you know?
Are you satisfied with your income? nope
Do you hang out with your co-workers? all the time....we are like family
How many hours do you work per week? .24 x 7
Do you rent or own a home? I rent an apt.
Is your home big enough? nopeDo you throw parties often? nope
Do you want to move? not at the moment
What do you do for fun? hang out with friends
Favorite TV shows? Moonlight
Do you have a TVO/DVR box to record shows? No
What size is your biggest TV? 37? I think
How much do you spend on groceries weekly or monthly? Good grief...there is no telling
Do you have pets? had a left me for my mom(WTH)..I am getting a dog
What vehicle do you drive? corolla
What do you like or dislike about your vehicle? the dent where I backed a durango into it.
If you could back in time, what advice would you give yourself at
age 5: candy will totally give you cavities
age 16: do not where that short of skirt, and don't worry you really will get boobs
age 18: Do not stay with that guy(you know who you are!)
age 21: Go back to college.....oh and don't marry on a sidewalk in a shopping area.....still it worked out right?
age 25: Go back to college( I repeat)
age 29: Finish that 30 before 30 list!!!!!!!

Blog Challenge(playing Catch up!): FAVORITES CLUB

Maybe I should have a glass of wine(or 2) more puts me in the mood to write!

Imagine that you have just joined a club.It is a FAVORITES book/cd club.When it is your time to make a suggestion you should suggest a book and cd that is your favorite –the one that you really connect with.Your goal is not to please the group but to convey something about yourself with your selection.Select the one book that you really connect with for whatever reason. Select the album/cd that you would keep if you were only allowed one for the rest of your life.Along with your selection please explain why.

I love to read. Anyone who knows me, knows this. I read it all. From Harry Potter to Jane Austin to Anita Blake Vampire Series! Oh and don't let me forget Janet EVanovich or Diana Giabaldon(no way did I forget LOLO). And while I would not want to be without any of these wonderful books. There is one that I don't think I could do without. And this is going to sound crazy...............Its the follow up book to Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy takes a wife by Linda Bertoll. I know what you are thinking.. She has lost it. But here is why. The story of Elizabeth and Darcy is etched in my mind without a doubt. I know every conversation, argument, and memory they have in the original. But what I always wanted to know , was what happened next. I read countless sequels to the great classic, but was never impressed. Not until this book. From cover to cover , word by word, I soaked it up. I loved every ounce of it. I have read it so many times, just to be reminded. Because like so many women out there I needed to know that Elizabeth got the happy ending. That Darcy was just as good as he seemed. I needed to know that their love was one to last.

Now what album would I choose. Well obviously it would be a Jimmy Buffett album. Ballads from the Box Collection. So many songs that mean so much. My favorite song is Survive. A anthem if you will, for my life. A song that has been ever present in my marriage as well. Chris and I used to fall asleep every night listening to this album. We would lie in bed and talk or sing every song until we fell asleep. For years, the same thing. We used laugh when we would catch our kids mesmerized by the "blades of the fan on the ceiling" or about calling Kendal "Little miss Magic". I still laugh when Chris says to me....."If the phone does not ring....its me." Yeah, that is definetly the only album I would need for all time. In fact, now is as good a time as any to listen.......

.......because honey, I didnt know I would be missing you so..............but Come Monday it will be alright

Here is my favorite song's lyrics

I play the stereo loud
When I'm away from the maddening crowd
Smokin', jokin', clowns we all are
Sometimes I kinda get real ill
When I receive my monthly telephone bill
But you say it and I'll pay it
`Cause it helps me to

Survive stay alive
'Til I see you again
Survive stay alive
Can't say where it ends

Clouds lift and there are mountains below
Been a while since I've seen any snow
Chillin' so thrillin' so good to be back
Feels nice to be home for a while
Let's sip champagne til we break into smiles
We'll go dancin' romancin'
`Cause your the reason I

Survived stayed alive
Through the thick and the thin
Survive stay alive
When will it all end

But my bags ain't unpacked
`Cause I've got to go back and play
But I know we'll both
Survive stay alive
Through the thick and the thin
Survive stay alive
Until it all ends
Survive stay alive
When will it all end
Survive stay alive
Till I see you again

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. ~Fr. Alfred D'Souza

Found this quote and thought I would add it to my list. Very true, it is very true. Time is flying! And the faster is goes the more I wonder about the journey and what is the destination. Dont worry , I am not going all deep tonight. But I am sipping some wine while I update you on my life.

Last Saturday night I went hogwild at a place in Huntsville called yep.....HogWild. Excellent time with the friends old and new. Several drinks into the night found me and Stacey on stage dancing. But hey its all good fun. Brian and his wife came out which made me so very happy. Because I miss him! Also Summer , Stacey's sister and an old friend April joined us. It is so fun to hang out and catch up with people no matter how much time(there is that word again) has passed between visits. Happy Birthday my dearest Stacey. I love you!!!! The rest of this week went by pretty fast. Oh yeah, there was Valentines Day. I had a wonderful brunch with Beth and Jess at Cracker Barrell! Could not have asked for better dates! Friday was Homecoming. And Ryley was just so darn cute! He smiled and let me take all the pics I wanted. Of course he was a little distant. Someone mentioned his dad to him and he walked off. I know he wants Chris there for all these things and I have just run out of things to say to comfort him. I have to believe things will be better in just a little over a month. As for the weekend nothing much going on. Just going to clean house, get to feeling better and catch up on all my jewelry making. It has to be mailed off soon!!!!

Oh Yeah and other things you all were dying to know!

My puppy was born. Just yesterday morning. I have not seen pics yet and I am so anxious because I may have the perfect name!

And.....Last but So not least! MICKEY is coming back in April...... 4 more episodes of Moonlight. I just know my girls Kylene, Laura , and TAve are all hollering with me!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Think on this

How do things change in such a short time? How do feelings change? How do you come to realize things you didn't just 30 some days before. Is it lightbulb moments? Do things just start to click? Did you know them all the time and it was just denial? Or is it just time? Time can do so much. It can heal, it can take away, it can hurt, it can give.

I don't have the answer to this question, nor do I think there is a correct answer. Just something I am pondering..............

And this is Deep thoughts with Bry........

Happy Chinese New Year!

Its the Chinese New Year so I had Chinese for lunch. Beth and I and Zanna ate, and it was good. I had an even better fortune in my fortune cookie! More like a statement cookie but still good. I am not telling cause this one needs to come true! HaHa....Speaking of coming true. I found this and I love it.

post your secret or wish :)

ExampleLike "I wish I could get to know that girl at the rec center"I W I C G T K T G A T R C
Or "I want pudding"I W P.
Repost your wish for the title.Within 5 minutes and the wish will come true.

p.s. don't tell anyone or your wish wont happen

So here goes mine!!!!!!

I W I C H H F G!!!

Got it? Come up with your own!!!!

Also good news! Ryley went back to school today, and he was picked to be the escort for the class Homecoming Representative. Its the same girl that he was class favorite with last year. So I am so excited to dress him all up and get pictures!!!!! Of course I will post when this happens. It is next weekend!

Other news....I am waiting to hear if my puppy is born....This week. I can't wait to see! This weekend should be busy. I hope to take in a movie with Beth and Jess(who should be back from the honeymoon) and it is Stacey's birthday Party out Saturday Night. Kind of excited to go out and party with the girls!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Well it is Wednesday morning and I am sitting here watching it POUR!! Schools are delayed 2 hours which I am kinda bummed about because I wanted to get to the gym! Ryley is home sick again. I got the call to come get him from school Monday. And yesterday I spent a wonderful morning at the hospital getting xrays, steriod shots, and breathing treatments. YEAH! NOT! Took forever! I was able to get the name of a surgeon though! So I am about ready to get his tonsils out and maybe put an end to all this mess. Enough all ready! My friends made me feel good though as I sat there for hours. Jess called from her honeymoon in Jamaica. She held the phone up and said "Hear the waves crashing?" UH! Wish I could trade places! I know she is having a wonderful time. I miss her! I have not seen Beth hardly at all either because of both are kids being sick. But she called me at the hospital to ask if I wanted food. Can I just say that I have great friends. AND!!! I really do not want to leave them!!!!! Speaking of good friends, Stacey joined Scrapshare and thus signed up for a jewelry swap! Woohoo! That made my morning! Good going girl! I can not wait to see what you come up with my creative friend! I need to get mine finished up and postal! I am making 3 of the princess bracelets. 1 for Kendal and her two friends Emma and Zana. I am behind on everything else. No scrapbook pages, no deck of me. Maybe I will get caught up this weekend. We shall see! I am not to worried. With sick kids and a MIL in town what can you do! MIL is leaving today.......which is always good! Snort! We just get under each others skin. But she has helped me out this week so I am thankful for that.

Thats about it for now, but here is a very cool pic I took from my back door. The cardinals just hang out all morning in the trees behind my place. They are beautiful!

52 questions

52 random questions

1. Would you forgive your best friend for sleeping with your wife or husband?uh......
2. Where were you on your 17th birthday?uh.......
3. Have you ever seen a live bat?Yes
4. Is there anyone you hate?totally
5. How much are you on the phone daily?all the time
6. Do you like the color orange?not really
7. Do you find it in your heart to forgive?hmmmm......not really
8. Have you ever seen a prostitute?sure
9. Have you ever seen a real redneck?i live in alabama
10. Do you like tattoos and piercings?yes!!!!
11. What size shoes do you wear?9.5
12. Whats your favorite season?Fall
13. Do you care if people talk smack about you?not really go right ahead..... cause I am probably talking smack about them! Ha
14. Do you like someone?Yes
15. Does your dad call you a nickname?yes
16. Are you in a good mood?yep
17. Do you think people will exist forever?nah, we are too stupid
18. What is your sign?Virgo
19. Do you believe in luck?yes
20. Would you rather sky dive or bungee jump?Sky Dive definitley!
21. Do you like snakes?not really---have I done this survey
?22. Where is one place you would like to visit?Italy
23. Do you like waffles?not really
24. Anything you are looking forward to?yes
25. What clothes are you wearing?shorts, sports bra and hoodie
26. Do you watch TRU TV?nope
27.Be honest, do you like people in general?generally yes
28. Big or small dogs?Both
29. Do you like Big Macs?Never had one! if you can believe it
30. Did someone bother you today?not yet, but it is early
31. What do you think about death?I try not to think about it
32. Sometimes, do you wish you were someone else?sure, I would love to switch in the movie The Holiday
33. Does someone love you?Everyone loves me
34. Do you know anyone named Dave?yes
35. Name a friend whose name starts with an M?Misty
36. Has anyone ever mistaken you for a family member?my sister
37. Got any nicknames?B, BB, Brick, Breezy
38. What color is your hair?brown
39. Do you like starbucks?not really
40. Are you named after anyone?nope
41. Say you were given a drug test right now. Would you pass or fail?pass
42. How tall are you?over 5'8
43. Are you taller than your mom?yes
44. Do you like the color blue?yes, I do......
45. Who was the last person to send you a AIM?
46. Last restaurant you went to?Ruby Tuesdays
47. What do you order at Outback Steakhouse?steak.....what else
48. How do you like your steak cooked?med. rare, depending on the place.....I like it almost cool in the center and bleeding all over my plate!
49. Last voicemail you receive?Laura....Como esta?
50. What is the first thing you would do if you won five million dollars?vacation
51. How many hours did you sleep last night?not enough
52. Any upcoming concerts you want to attend?don't know of any

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The wedding

Jess' wedding was yesterday. It was simply beautiful. A very long ceremony (over an hour). But the priest kept it light and fun. The bridesmaids looked so beautiful, especially Beth. I could not get over it. And of course Jess. Stunning dress and she looked like she was having fun. I did not even see tears! I got to the reception around 3.....First one there(how lame) They wedding party showed up around 4 and we had a pretty good time. I did not Chicken dance or anything but hey, sometimes you just got to say no. Ha, Ha! It was very nice evening.......all though I was there alone. We waved them goodbye around 7 and Beth and I headed out to the car. I was kind of sad my friend was leaving.......but she is having a blast in Jamaica!

Here is a pic of me and Jess. Yes I wore a dress! LOL. I do not have many other pics. My batteries died in my camera. I wanted to CRY! So all my pics of Jess and Ben are blurry. I am waiting for their website to be up so I can see all the professional pics!

Pictures of the Jewelry Swaps

First pic is of the completed Anything Goes Jewelry Swap done by the girls at Scrapshare
Second is the Sweetheart Swap done by the girls at Scrapshare
The Pink charms are my charms for the Little Princess Swap that is Due in March
The green charm is my charm for the Spring Swap due in March
I have two other princess charms and one other spring charm set that I got to find the pics for. I will post later.
So thats what I am working on
3 Princess Charm sets
2 Spring Charm sets
1 Shades of Black Charm
1 Shades of Blue Charm
1 Shades of Green Charm
The Shades of Sets are due in April so I will work on them and get them posted. Hopefully I will be doing a Disney and Patriotic Swap! Can you tell I have a new obsession? I lurve it!

Catching up!

Okay, it dawned on me that I have not been so good with all the challenges. Well you know how it goes. You make all these resolutions in the beginning of January only to let them all slide by the end of the month. The most important things to you always remain clear but the excess usually gets trimmed off. So here is the updates on mine(because I am no different!)

LOAD Challenge. I made it something like 18 days........and then I missed a day. And then another day. Then a week. And then never started back. I wish I could have finished the challenge BUT, I gotta be in the mood to scrap and well I just lost all motivation! Still I love the pages I did, and I got alot done. Thinking back I should have split up those two page spreads and used one per day. So technically I got more done!

Scrapshare Page Challenge

32 total pages done
1 Altered Big Clip
2 altered drink cases(frappachino and coke)
2 altered soup cans

Also I have done a 4 jewelry swaps.

picture a day--okay, this is really hard. I TRIED! And I did pretty good. But here is the truth. Taking them is one thing , uploading them and labeling is another. UGH! But I have taken quite a bit more in January then I ever would have with out the challenge and that is a good thing!

I have not done any of the Scrapshare Blog Challenges. One I had nothing to write about the other I am still pondering. Sometimes you just got to ponder.....You know!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The night before the wedding!

I have officially had 4 hours sleep. The bride had less. Not sure about the groom. Probably the same. Its all good! I spent last night going out to eat with my mother in law and kids. I did some running around to get some wine and made it over to the church about 9. We loaded up gifts and me , Beth and Jess headed over to the house. The other bridesmaids showed up a little later along with Ben(the groom) and his groomsmen. What happened to Jess's rule about not seeing the groom the night before. That kind of flew out the window! LOL! She said as long as they did not fall asleep and then wake up before the wedding and see each other. Hmmm....okay! We all proceeded to sit around the kitchen table drinking as much as possible. Probably not the brightest move, but hey, I am not the one in pictures today. Can you believe we broke out with the Boones Farm? I mean who does this? I have not drank Boones Farm since like High School. Now I remember why!!!!! At one point we just passed bottles around the table. Sad.....I know. But hey good times to be had, oh, and we had them! Have I mentioned I am going to miss these people when I move?

Good Luck today my friend! Beautiful Bride !

ABC's of me......I am boring you right ?

ABC of Me

The Letter A
Are you available?: to do what?
What is your age?: 28
What annoys you?: one up people. Thank you Laura for teaching me that!

The Letter B
Do you live in a big house?: better question....Who cares?
When is your birthday?: August 25th
Who is your best friend?: I have several great great friends that I could easily call the best

The Letter C
What's your favorite candy?: hmm........lifesavers
Who's your crush?: a vampire called Mick St. John
When was the last time you cried?:????

The Letter D
Do you daydream?: sure do
What's your favorite kind of dog?: I am not sure I have a favorite. It just depends
What day of the week is it?: Saturday

The Letter E
How do you like your eggs?: egg whites only, scrambled
Have you ever been in the emergency room?: To many times to count
What's the easiest thing ever to do?: smile

The Letter F
Have you ever flown in a plane?: yep
Do you use fly swatters?: I am guessing I have, but I don't actively have one in the house
Have you ever used a foghorn?: uh, maybe a couple times

The Letter G
Do you chew gum?:all the time....fav is orbit white wintermint
Are you a giver or a taker?: both
Do you like gummy candies?:hmm.....gummy lifesavers

The Letter H
How are you?: I am fine, how are you?
What color is your hair?: brown, blonde, streaked

The Letter I
What's your favorite ice cream?: one sweet whirled-Ben and Jerrry's
Have you ever ice skated?: yes, took some lessons as a kid
Do you play an instrument?: piano, very poorly and I used to play the flute

The Letter J
What's your favorite jelly bean brand?: jelly belly
Do you wear jewelry?:sure

The Letter K
Who do you want to kill?: what kind of a question is that.?
Do you want kids?:got them
Where did you go for kindergarten?: Central school in huntsville

The Letter L
Are you laid back?: most of the time
Do you lie?:yes....snort(kidding)

The Letter M
Whats your favorite movie?: pride and prejudice
Do you still watch Disney movies?: sure with the kids
Do you like mangos?: yes....nummy......

The Letter N
Do you have a nickname?: lots! B.B, Brick, Breezy, etc. etc.
What is your real name?: Bryonny
Whats your favorite number?: 25
Do you prefer night over day?: depends

The Letter O
What's your one wish?: Just one? hmmm......I could think of several
Are you an only child?: no , one sister

The Letter P
What one fear are you most paranoid about? I guess it is a good thing I can't think of much....maybe snakes, but I am not paranoid or anything
What are your pet peeves?: whining, people who insult you in a round about way
What's a personality trait you look for in people?: someone who likes to have a good time, someone who can make me laugh and smile, someone who can listen without judgement

The Letter Q
What's your favorite quote?: If it is not madness, it is not love
Are you quick to judge people?: I hope not, some people you can right away, but most people I like to get to know before

The Letter R
Do you think you're always right?:I was only wrong once, but it turned out that was a mistake
Are you one to cry?: no , I am not

The Letter S
Do you prefer sun or rain?: depends on what I am doing
Do you like snow?: yes
What's your favorite season?: Fall

The Letter T
What time is it?: 9:05
What time did you wake up?: 7:10
When was the last time you slept in a tent?: Its been a couple years

The Letter U
Are you wearing underwear?: yes
Underwear or boxers?: both

The Letter V
What's the worst veggie?: carrots when they are cooked
Where do you want to go on vacation?: Italy

The Letter W
What's your worst habit?: drinking caffeniene....Is that a habit?
Where do you live?: Ft. Payne, Alabama
What's your worst fear?: ? I don't know

The Letter X
Have you ever had an x-ray?: yeah
Have you seen the x-games?: no
Do you own a xylophone?:no

The Letter Y
Do you like the color yellow?: not so much
What's one thing you yearn for?: hmmmm.........I am not telling :)

The Letter Z
Whats your zodiac sign?: Virgo
Do you believe in the zodiac?: why not
Favorite zoo animal?: elephants