Monday, November 30, 2009

Okay....over on another blog

The Dancing Mermaid....I heart you......was talking about "Embracing the Suck"......Okay...Ignore my previous post of heartache, anger, and general distaste for life....I am

Embracing the Suck!

I need a stress reliever

Well I know I just had a week off. A week away. A week of doing nothing(like my research paper). Should of though. I feel it now. My to-do list has about 36 numbers on it and I don't even write to-do lists. I swore those off last year....some of you may remember. Well I just write stuff down randomly now. You know the back of the mail, the back of my checkbook, the calendar, homework sheets. Its not really a good system. I do not recommend it. Try the to-do list maybe it will work for you. Not me.....Im not ever doing that again. So here is what my Monday back from Holiday was like. By the way, don't think I am going on Holiday again. Skipping Christmas.....yes sounds good. Bah Humbug

Alarm, kids, breakfast, we are late, get off the wii, coffee.....damn no creamer. drop kids off at I do not care that you want to be dropped off first. No painter , I did not forget you....I am coming to unlock the door......its just raining, and cold. Don't like it. Unlock door, check out roofing job.....nope they did not do it.....yeah yeah, I will take pics later.........when its not pouring. Walmart.....few groceries....ah yes coffee creamer! Home, unload more of the car, because I still have not done that! Coffee....with creamer......Facebook.......Internet I missed calls. Okay screw all of this I am watching a movie.....and falling asleep on couch. More coffee......toast. phone calls. English assignment. Post office....they really should check into hiring someone for the 50 people standing in line.....its the holidays for gods sake! Bah! Bank. Pictures of roof....can't believe they lied and said they did it! Ha! Phone calls. Pick up kids. Get them something to eat because I forgot snacks. Winterguard. Dance Studio. Lock up house after contractors left. Back to studio for forgotten jacket. Dinner. Home. Exhausted.
Now where is that post of things I am thankful for?
Please no one else call me today with bad news. Or needing something from me. Im out. Got nothing left for any of you!
And did I mention I am hating the Holidays! Nothing like being alone. The kids splitting their time between houses, I just feel very empty. Ugh. I don't even want to put up the tree. That would require more energy than I have. Yes, I know I have my kids. I get it. I am thankful. Well anyway. I am going to look forward to my date Christmas night laying on the floor with my head under the tree looking up at the lights. Yeah, that makes me smile. Okay holding on to that thought for now.
Well I need a good laugh. Or a good stiff drink. Maybe just sleep......
Here you go.....All this off of Stealing Sunday....I am to lazy to link it , just google friends!

1. When is your birthday? August 25
2. Where were you born? Huntsville, AL
3. Where do you live now? The gates of Hell.......just kidding...Nice quaint....totally fake and snooty Fort Payne, AL. Let me out, Let me out!
4. What is your heritage? Cherokee, Irish, Scottish, we really actually have heritage any more?
5. Tell us about a weakness. Crying, Crying is a weakness.....Just don't do it.....You regret it afterwards and your face is all puffy.
6. What's a goal that you'd like to achieve? I would like to achieve the goal of getting out of this town and moving on!
7. What is the most overused internet phrase?LOL
8. What was your first thought this morning? No......tell me that its not the alarm....Damn it!
9. When do you usually go to bed?Between the hours of 10 and 2......I kid you not , like every night which might be my problem with number 8
10. Do you smoke? If not, did you ever? Yes, started when I was 15. Quit off and on. Sad to say the vice has been back. Not totally. Just when I drink...and its going away again.
11. Do you like your current relationship status?By relationship status.....Do you mean Divorced or just getting out of a bad never going to move on relationship, or the disfunctional "distant" relationship, or the kinda crazy, love you but you make me crazy long distance relationship......Hmmm....thats a toughy! Think relationship status and me should never be in the same sentence!!!
12. Do you (or did you) get along with your parents? Nope......and Nope....Never have, Never do, Future does not look to bright either......But its all my fault.....REmember people....Relationship Status :"distant"
13. How often do you drink alcohol?Every chance I get it......Lol, that makes me sound like a Lush.....ok
14. Have you ever tried drugs (that weren't prescribed)? yes.....yeah lets leave that one alone
15. Have you ever gone skinny dipping? If yes, do tell. Well as a matter of fact I have. And the "relationship" I am in now......Well he remembers it quite fondly!
16. If given the choice, how would you like to die? I wouldnt....What?
17. What did you want to be when you grew up?A dancer
18. Have you ever been dumped?I am sure I have(cant really remember).....See thats because I am not the emotional one.....Keep up...."distant"
19. What's on your pizza?Meat lovers
20. Have you ever shoplifted? I swear I took some coffee creamer from a gas station!
21. What color is your watch? Black.....Think I am going to give it back to the person who gave it to me.....I just can't bring myself to wear the damn thing.
22. What do you think of when you hear “Australia”?Keith Urban
23. Would you strip for money?No.......Oh who am I kidding....Hell Yeah!
24. Do you go in a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?drive thru
25. What is your favorite number?25
26. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?the X
27. Any plans today? Not anymore....Bed
28. In how many states have you lived?3
29. Biggest annoyance right now? oh where do I begin
30. Last song listened to?don't remember
31. Can you say the alphabet backwards?No.....not even sober....I mean I am sober....But I swear thats what the cops want you to say.....not that I know
32. Do you have a maid service clean your house?no. damn it
33 Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? is bare feet
34. Are you jealous of anyone?Of course
35. Is anyone jealous of you?Probably .......
36. Do you love anyone?Yes
37. Do any of your friends have children?yes
38. What do you usually do during the day?see beginning of post
39. Do you hate anyone that you know right now?Hate is a strong word....but yeah, it will do
40. Do you use the word hello daily?no.
41. What color is your car?black
42. What size wedding ring do you wear? I don't....and thats a good thing.
43. Are you thinking about someone right now?Just I am thinking of someone I would like in that bed ....yes
44. Have you ever been to Six Flags?Yes
50. How did you get your worst scar?reconstructive surgery on my left arm.....because I broke it 3 times in a 1.5 years. 2 totally wicked awesome long scars and a cross on the opposite side where the bone came out. I know, you can't all be cool like me.

I leave you with just this one thought the blogger world......
Run From The Bus! You don't have to get on...........Don't you ever just want to Run From the Bus!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thoughts at the end of a long week

Sitting here at the end of a very long week. It was great. Don't get me wrong. Lots to think about folks, lots to think about. But for all you out there in blogger, facebook, twitter and myspace, thought I would add my "thankfuls" before this weekend of Thanksgiving hooplah is over. (sorry, never been one of my favorite holidays) Forget the Turkey, eat chinese! So here we go, a little unconventional.....but anyways
Im thankful for my quiet apartment
I'm thankful for my little girl with blonde ringlets
I'm thankful for a boy who turned 9 years old
and I'm thankful that the fear of being his mom so many years ago seems to be subsiding.
I'm thankful for trees to climb in or watch my children climb in
I'm thankful for beautiful sunsets over green pastures
I'm thankful for a semester of classes almost behind me.....though I am not thankful for that ruddy English teacher(you make me ill)
I'm thankful for the past being the past...thats where it belongs
I'm thankful for mornings all snuggled up in bed
I'm thankful for my percolator(and also Folders)
I'm thankful for friends that become your family
I'm thankful for sweet notes passed back and forth and lipstick on mirrors
I'm thankful for hooters girls and hula hoops(it takes talent)
I'm thankful for my blackberry because it connects me to you
I'm thankful for families that welcome you in like you are their own
I'm thankful for the Wallflowers
I'm thankful for Cabernet Savoign
I'm thankful for Hooty Hoo
I'm thankful for new beginnings and fresh starts
I'm thankful this all will not matter in 5 years
I feel there are more........Im certain...Maybe I should do this more often. Clears my head.......ah yes, and then I can go on.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

If you are ever in Chattanooga.......

Go here:

Your tastebuds will thank not your waist but your tastebuds yes. Sunday, I followed around these precious girls with my camera. I wish I had my babies with me but thats ok, I was able to concentrate more on these girls and get some great shots for their mom. We stopped for a treat. Not me.....I was good and said no. But I did have a bite! Who could resist?>

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Weekend

Well I don't feel like writing long paragaraphs.....but this weekend rocked my socks off. I did so much and had so much fun. I am relaxed, happy, and just in a great mood.


Had a going away party at K's school for Jimmy. This was the worst part of my weekend. I had to say goodbye to my dear friend Juliet. I will miss you Juliet. Your friendship snuck up on me and it means so much. I know that no matter how many miles between us we will always find away!!!! KISSES and HUGS!!!!

Friday night.

Dropped kids with Chris(his weekend) and went to Paint the Town in Gadsden. OMG, this was the best time! We brought wine and cheese and sat down in a uber crowded room to paint! 1.5 bottles, great music, and some paint and this is what Misti and I created....

This is just the best time and getting really popular. My friend Ky went to one in Tuscaloosa the other day as well! We can not wait to go back!

The rest of Friday night was spent drinking wine, dancing in my living room to great music.

Saturday morning

I awoke to Misti telling me to move faster(love ya girl) but this was a little hard considering the wine from the night before! Ha but we had places to be!


Dance Company

Pole Dancing Class

*There are a few pics....think I will keep to hem!

Thats probably all I should elaborate on. Let me just say though. If you ever get the opportunity to do this. You should. Cause its Awesome! And great exercise!


We finished off a great morning with sushi in downtown Chatt. We sat outside and just relaxed and talked. It was great.

And we saw this guy....

And he made my day...

With his shirt.....(I cut his head off in the pic to protect the innocent)

Then we decided that we should walk the sushi off by walking through town and across the bridge to Coolidge park. We are working on a little Christmas gift situation too and needed some materials. Well and stop and get fudge. In my defense, I did not buy any....Just tasted hers. It was an unbelievable day. With not agenda. But, I had to get back because I had company coming to town. J came to FP. We have not seen each other in 2 weeks and I was so excited. A little nervous being it was the first time he had come here. Anyway, we had a great evening at the Northshore Grille in Chattanooga(yes, you read that right....I came back on same day) I love that town. It was a quick turn around trip though for him. But the holidays are coming and more time available.
Say goodbye to J
Text with Juliet on her way to Charlotte(I miss you already)
Go back to Chattanooga(yes) with Misti and her girls.
Spend day in Coolidge Park

I just spent the day walking around with the girls taking pics. I am working on them and will post some later. Think I got some great shots. It was so nice and warm out. We played in the water fountains, walked around, ate giant cupcakes, rode the carousel , and ended it all with a trip to Greenlife. Where I found many lovely things.......Such as Acqua Panna.....which is all we drank in Italy. Damn good water.

Sunday evening.
Ate dinner with the kids and Chris
Unpacked them and cleaned up house
Ready to start the next week....Its going to be a busy one

Sunday Stealing

Part One - Describe:
Your hair? long, blonde blonde
Your mother? Lets not
Your father?Yeah, lets not here either
Your favorite food? I like cake. Apparently like to eat it too. But I really do like Cake.
Your dream last night? I did not dream. Oh....I never do actually.
Your favorite drink?Vodka, cranberry with a splash of pineapple......Or just a lemondrop please!
Your dream/goal?Finish school
The room are you in?Living room
Your hobby? Here lately its been photography. But I like running, scrapbooking
Your fear?Making the wrond decisions
Your TV? Does not get used much
Your Pets? don't have any
Friends? All very different and all very great in their own way
Your life?Busy, kinda crazy
Your mood?calm, relaxed
If you're missing someone? Yes I am
Your best friend? Lives in Sweetwater

Part Two - The Where's?

Where do you want to be in 6 years? Well not here!
Where were you last night? At a bar in Chattanooga drinking(see fav. drink) with Josh
Where did you grow up?I am always stumped by this question.....Somewhere between here and AZ
One place that I go to over and over? Chattanooga
Your favorite place to eat out?Sushi......Don't have just 1 place. Just eat alot of sushi
Wish list items?hmmm
Last time you laughed? Probably today watching two little girls eat huge cupcakes
Last time you cried? What.......There is no crying

Part Three - The What's?
Something that you aren't? I am not fake
Last thing you did?Brushed my teeth
What are you wearing?black running shorts and one of J's tshirts
Something you're not wearing? socks
Your favorite store? Academy Sports

Friday, November 13, 2009

I miss you summer

The post today over at Le Love......(see link on side panel) was amazing today. The first line "a world of nicotine and stars" . hmmm. yeah. I love the words. Made me smile thinking about this summer. This summer was a time for change, heartache, anger and my world being flipped upside down. Somehow, somewhere............there was something else. Something good. Something that made me smile and say "hooty hoo". Something in me does not want to let it go. I know there is more to come, but I miss you summer. All the times I had. Summer, You whisper to me and remind me of humid nights spent beneath the stars, dancing like no one else is there, laughter and smiles, cherry 7 up, and "Notebook" kisses in the rain. Summer is good for all these things. Its the memories of them that get us through the winter and make me antsy in the spring. Because by Spring.......I can feel you are on your way.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"Rome doesn't compete. Rome just watches all the fussing and striving, completely unfazed, exuding an air like: Hey-do whatever you want, but I'm still Rome. I am inspired by the regal self-assurance of this town, so grounded and rounded, so amused and monumental, knowing that she is held securely in the palm of history. I would like to be like Rome when I am an old lady. "
This is from the book :
eat pray love
One Woman's Search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia
by Elizabeth Gilbert
I love this book, this is my second time reading it. Although I will be honest and say I did not make it through the first time. This book is about a woman's journey to find herself after realizing she is living a life she desperately wants out of. Once at rock bottom, she begins to rebuild herself through exploration, adventure, and change.
This book speaks to me and I can relate to so much(especially lately!). I am looking forward to finishing it this time.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Here I am

Don't you love how I just started gracing you (the collective you) with my presence again. Lets completely skip right on past the last few months of crazy that I have had. So here on to the house cleaning........

1. Divorce- Final as of October 22nd
2. Anyone in my life- yeah, definetly. Maybe a few somebodies. Nothing serious. Do not need anything serious. Apparently I am "distant". Well......yeah But I am happy.
3.Kids- Kids are great. They have adjusted wonderfully and we are all settling into this new life. They see their dad every other weekend.(I don't particularly like this arrangement .....but)
4. Chris and I are friends. Pretty good friends. We have the positive things about our relationship without all the DRAMA!!!! I think this directly effects the kids too!
5. School is going great! Sometimes I get overwhelmed, and sometimes I skip class but I am doing well. I finished one class a month ahead of time and the other classes I have A's. I know it will get easier as I get myself used to it.
6. Work- well this was a football season that tried my patience. There were lots of problems but I am over it now and am focusing on Winterguard. Tryouts are next week. My classes at the studio are doing well and I really enjoy them. I feel like I am growing as a teacher and have lots of thoughts and ideas for the future.

I think that about wraps up the housecleaning. Things are well as can be expected. My life has changed drastically and I definetly feel the effects of it(especially in my waisteline) but I am getting through it. I do look forward to the future and things changing. FP is not the end all to be all place and hope that my future does not have me here. But of course you guys know me well enough that I will get restless and go treasure hunting. Life was meant to be lived and explored! I could never stay in one place. Have to go, see, do! This I know. Time heals and Time changes everything.

Here are some updates of pics!!

These are from my fall photo shoot!

And these are some from Halloween.

Okay I feel a little better....

Google Doodles....

Google Doodles

Am I the only one out there that loves these! I look forward to them.....easily amused..maybe...or I just really appreciate the imagination. This week its sesame street! 40th anniversary of the kids show. I am loving the doodles! My kids do not watch this show anymore.....I really do miss them saying Na, Na Mommie Na, Na.....Maybe you moms out there can figure out what that means!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Dear SB,