Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bowling cupcakes, baby birds, I heart New York and more from Painted Sugar

K and I were checking out the cakewrecks blog(link on the right)......over to the left. I love that site the messed up ones are great but the beautiful stunning ones on Sunday! Whoa! Georgeous creations today! Well K was loving them so I pulled up Cupcakes take the Cake blog....and we were checking out cupcakes. Love cupcakes. We *hearted* the I Heart NY ones! We were scrolling down ooohhhhing and ahhhhing when she shouted look mommy I love NY and those look like my shirt.....sure enough she had it on.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Laurell K. Hamilton

How did I not know?  How did I miss it?

What?  Anita, Jean-Claude, Nathaniel..........all of you!  I have missed you and now you come back to me in 2 days.  Sweet Goodness.  I have not had a dose of Vampires, Shapeshifters, Sex, and Mystery in awhile!  YES!  Its going to be a good week.  I heart you........
WARNING: The Anita Blake series is not for children or the Adult faint of heart.  Its gorey, sexually explicit, and just plain weird.  It is a series that has been continuing since the early 90's (I believe) and with each year it get a little crazier.   This is book 18 and be still my heart book 19 is coming in June.....Laurell you rock!!!

also........Sookie, Sookie, Sookie........May 4th is a long to wait but you are worth it!
 In case you have been living under a rock and not caught on to the Trueblood series....People get to know!

Saturday Morning Musings

Sleeping in......
J:   "What time is it 11:30?"
B: "No, babe, like 6:45"

B: "Want some coffee babe?"
J: grunt.......and some singing (why, I do not know....he makes up songs which always results in me giggling)

a few minutes later as he makes his coffee.......
J: "You are the only person I know that is going to spend $5 on a stir stick"
B: "I didnt" (Well maybe I did, but it was awhile ago and its possible they were a gift... AND I truly believe in using the things we are given.  Like one uses their china....Dust collectors.  I don't have China.
B: (rolls eyes)......J may be the only person to have an opinion on every little detail.
J: Continues to sing

B: "want me to cook you an omlet?"
J: "OUT of WHAT"( Not sure why he raised his voice here......but he did it with humor)
B: "OUT of EGGS!"
J: "hmpf!"
B: (rolls eyes and mumbles under breath )........forget it......the moment has passed (but my omlets are good....)
J: (totally uninterested walks to door to smoke the days first cig)

J: standing at door in nothing but PJ pants (ahhh country life) "Your truck is not 4 wheel drive"
B: "Ok" (Just looks at J....where is he going with.   I know he does not think that Tara is going mudding)
J: "What year is that?"
B : "2008"
J : "Well damn it should be paid off soon"
B: "Doubtful"
J: laughs....."How many miles you got on that thing?"
B: "I don't know 30,000"( I am desperately trying to concentrate on my morning ritual of  coffee and computer session)
J: laughs and shakes his head "no"
B: "40,000???"
J: nods his head "yes"
B: wonders why we are having this fact it turns into a 15 minute conversation about cars and how many miles his cousin puts on a vehicle......which in turn has me ah-huhing and yessing.  (is that a word?) Secretly I am loving this table talk over coffee with him.  Its rare.

Ahhhh......Saturday morning.

Here is my omlet recipe.....I call it the Left Over Omelet
Warning its semi-healthy......

  • Egg whites(I guess as many as you are hungry) I use about 4
  • Broccoli or English Peas(already cooked usually from the night before)
  • Meat-chicken,steak, lean pork chops, hamburger (whatever was last nights dinner and yeah its already seasoned!)
Seperate egg whites from yolk, and wisk in bowl.  Add a little pepper.  Stir in veggies.  Pour into skillet. 
(Note: I find the best way to make a omlet is to have the skillet really hot...with olive oil or Pam.  Then when you pour the eggs in turn it down to med.  to med. high.)
Now once omlet is cooked well on that side.  Add in your finely chopped meat of choice and fold one side of omlet over. 
Cook on each side of folded omlet until not runny anymore. 

I have another one called the Stuffed Bell Pepper Omlet.....My friend Misti and I could absolutely die for!

Here is my Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

Bell Peppers
ground turkey( usually seasoned with Low Sodium Dales)

Cook couscous.  Steam brocolli (not to much!). Cook ground turkey.  Mix Couscous, turkey, and brocolli in big bowl.  Spoon into carved out Bell Pepper. Put leftover mix around base of Peppers.   Bake in oven safe bowl until peppers are warm. 

Now the next morning.  Chop up a left over bell pepper and pour mix into egg whites. I don't ever need any seasoning with this!  This usually works best if you use a big skillet and alot of egg whites!(Note, I will usually use at least one yolk in this one)  I make one big omlet and share it!  Misti and I have been know to finish off more than a few of these!

Wow, I am really hungry.  Going to go make one.......while I watch yoga on tv.  Watch....I did not say participate.  Guess I better get that Civ. test finished as well.  Easy.  Got lots to do today. 


Friday, January 29, 2010

Making some changes

I am ready for a new look here.  I wanted a much wider template for my blog.  It drove me crazy and was crazy small on my widescreen monitor.  I know there is was to change it but i just started playing around.  I love a black background so not willing to change that. 

Tell me what you think......

I Cant got to bed in the PM hour of 8 and I am not a morning person!

One thing I am having a hard time adjusting to is...."early to bed, early to rise"......Well I am okay with the rise but the chick can not handle going to bed at like 8:30pm.  Its unnatural to simply does not work.  Last night I went to bed at 8:45pm because J had come to bed and instead of getting up with laptop in hand and going to the kitchen , I shut it down and passed out.  yes.....I was tired.....Until the late(early) hour of 1:30am. I laid there, tossed and turned, listened to J breathe, and finally got up with laptop and pillow and headed for the recliner.  Which is where I sat and watched TV and surfed the net.  Oh the things you learn in the wee small hours of the morning.  Like while learning about Windows 7 (its what I am running but found a cool website that gives tips and info), I watched the end of the first episode of Spartacus. Check it out here Which was excellent!

I love the guy who plays Batiatus....His name is John Hannah. He has been one of my favorite actors for some time. I fell in love with him in Sliding Doors. Its a Independent film with Gweneth Paltrow and him. YUM-MY!!
Now Batiatus was a citizen who owned Spartacus as well as many other slaves and trained them at his gladitorial school in Capua which apparently is near Mt. Vesuvius. Which I am proud to say I have actually stood in awe of. Beautiuful volcano...which we discussed in full detail during our train ride from Naples to Sorrento. How would these people get out of here quick enough? Its not the fastest place in the world to move around in. The destruction of this mountain is crazy awesome. One word....Pompeii. See I feel as if I am coming full circle. I am in my second semester of Western Civ., I am loving my World Lit. class and it all ties in to so much of my trip to Italy. I can not wait to go back , I feel I will be so much more informed. Love much I will add some pictures for you to enjoy.

This is pompeii's arena/amphetheatre.It was not destroyed in the great explosion of AD 79.  In fact in those archways is where many people were found.  They had run to the arena to find shelter.  This arena is old people... This predates the Colloseum!  And its still there just waiting to be seen.  Unbelievable.  I have to note that in the shade of a pine tree by the arena we sat and ate Peanut Butter and jam sandwhiches and chips.  The things you remember.  I also have a really embarrassing story of running through the cobblestone roads of pompeii in desperate search for a bathroom.  Pompeii is big people.  Huge!!!!!  And it was no easy feat finding the front entrance bathrooms.  Word to the wise pee before you go in and don't drink alot!  I mad it barely!  There is a reason why they give you maps of the place....its a maze! There are so many intricate details of Pompeii, it would take me forever to show you.  I hope to get all my pics and thoughts together eventually on this trip and do exactly that!   

By the way Pompeii in case you did not know was a very forward society.  Way ahead of their time.  The architecture, artwork and basic setups of their homes was absolutely amazing.  They had kitchens with basically stoves.  I have pics of these and when I get around to it I will have to post.  I was in awe of this society.  And amazingly enough so well preserved.  It can definetly be said that out of the ashes comes knowledge.                                                              
Isn't she a massive mountain that Vesuvius?  Breathtaking and Terrifying!  And a little trivia for you....Vesuvius means "Mountain of Smoke" or "unextinguished". 

Here I have completely gone off on subject with a history lesson.  As I was saying, I am up its 2 in the AM and I am watching tv.....After Spartacus I watched Amazing Wedding Cakes(cause there was nothing else on) but it was actually pretty good. Some amazing talent going on out there. With heavy eyelids I crawled back to bed around 3 and passed out. Of course I was up at 5:45. 3 kids, 3 showers and 1 pot of coffee takes a while. See I can handle the getting up early, just do not expect me to be nice. You don't expect nice, we don't have a problem. Its simple. My kids know this. Other people in the house have not caught on to this. I will be up every day, but a morning person I am not. My kids, well they don't have as much "ill" going on in them in the mornings.  Maybe K.K.  but as we all know she is my twin.  They all get up, get their showers and usually join me at the kitchen table for breakfast.  Breakfast in which they usually fix for themselves.  Now do not go all crazy on me.  Im not a bad mom, I just believe in making my kids self sufficient.  Since they were old enough to pour milk they have been making their own cereal.  Now every now in then I get a wild hair and burst of AM energy and make pancakes, eggs, or muffins, but lets face it there is plenty of breakfast alternatives that keep me from doing this in my "ill" state.  Then they entertain me and usually talk my ear off.  I like this.  Its a great time.  Like their heads are all full from a night of dreaming. Then again sometimes they are just goofy!
Where is your belt, boy?!  We are so not used to this school uniform thing.  grrrrr.......And K.K. with those long curls.  She takes her shower first because it takes so long for them to dry.  Yes, I send her with damp hair.   Its just the way her hair works best!  And accessorize, girl accessorize! I will not even mention to her the brown shoes with the black headband.  I feel its important for them to express themselves any way they can. 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Running....week 3

It just dawned on me that I forgot to post week 3.  I updated my friends and even Scrapshare but nothing here. 

Here is the schedule.

Warm up 5 minutes
run 90 seconds
walk 90 seconds
run 3 minutes
walk 3 minutes
Repeat sequence twice

As far as my running goes......its been a little different.  I have one friend looking at knee surgury. No I did not injure her....its a reaccuring injury from last year and after taking to long of an exercise break the running aggrivated it.  Ky, is having some issues to with her knees.  No major problems but she is taking some anti-inflammatories and doc said she is good to go soon!  I have been trucking along getting some more intense runs in by myself.  Just me and my ipod.  I am harder on myself, which is why running alone is very beneficial.  I made myself do much longer distances, times and intervals.  I am furious with myself more than ever that I took so much time off.  Oh well I know it will come back.  Until it does you will find me huffing and puffing along, dodging cars(because it is definetly a hazard around here) and doing my time.  Well except for today.  Today I took off......can you save sore legs?  Tomorrow though....ON IT!  (as the Spartans say)

By the way....I want this clock...Its from but the link is not working for me.  Anywho.  Great clock right?  Don't we all just struggle with mind clutter?  Mind clutter that keeps us from our goals.  Its good to be reminded that the world will NOT end.   

100 year old teacher died the day after she recieved her diploma!

Read this
Wow.....all I can say is kudos!  Can you imagine?  People, never let go of your dreams! Never again are you allowed to say you are too old to do something.  Go back now and finish all those unfinished projects.  Start new ones.  Just do not give up. 

And on that note....I got to go study because this 30 year old mother of two is going to finish her degree and then some!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happiness is a...........cow?

I am not kidding. A cow. My friend Ky got a nice surprise the other day. Her hubby called her and said....."Babe, I got a surprise for you".....I was there having our morning ritual of coffee and talk(sometimes a run). Well you know I had to stick around to see what the "surprise" was. Fifteen minutes later he pulled up and.....I kid you not.....there was a baby calf (calve?) in the back yard. A pretty white thing, scared and all alone in the world. Well except for the Miller family. His mom had parished in childbirth( oh the sacrifices of a mother) and this poor baby was going to die if someone did not take care of it. Taking care of in bottle feed. I quietly sat on the porch stairs and watched as this couple soothed this baby cow into drinking from the "worlds largest bottle" I have ever seen. Insert as many jokes as you want here....we sure did.(nipple, suck....shut up!) It took some coaxing but this baby got the hang of it and soon had a belly full. Thanks mostly to the sucess of Ky.....who took to it instantly(like any good mommy would) and named it Lucky. On St. Patricks day I swear I am buying it a green hat and taking pictures. Watch and see. So now the cow moos in the back yard and follows anyone around. He moos at the back door to be let in and apparently breaks in every now and then. Sneaky little cow.........Yes people I have definetly arrived. I live in L.A.(lower Alabama) and my best friend has a cow in her back yard. Wow, just wow. Laugh along, and make any jokes you want......You might be a redneck.......(kidding Ky, I love you and Lucky) This is just so.........uh precious
You see that Rye is not to sure about this boy...."Watch out for cow patties!" Uh....Kylene I just told the kids to watch out for cow patties in your back yard....*snicker* fine with him though and has decided he is going to camp out in the back yard just to be near Lucky......uh..... This is what K.K. thought. Lets play Ella. It did not even phase her that Ella had a cow running around in the back yard......

Then again, you know happiness could just be two little girls (mine and Ky's) in matching costumes.........

ti voglio bene

I once babysat for this family when I was around 14 or 15. I wondered around the house like all babysitters do (this is a reminder to put away all items you would hate for the teen from your church to see), and I wandered into the master bedroom. Now before your jaw drops, it was not like I was snooping in drawers or anything I was just checking out the house. It was a huge house and well I have always loved houses.  I found something amazing  that day and it got to me. It made a  impression on me that I never have shook. 15 or so years later I apparently still have not forgot. Walking into the master bathroom I found the biggest display of affection(or so my young teen heart thought). Words, notes, quotes, and drawings in red lipstick all over the mirror. His writing, her writing- days worth of "I love you's." In this pristine bathroom with not so much as a towel out of place was this massive mess of love. Can you imagine what each one of them felt when they say a new scribble?  On the counter sat the tube of lipstick. I remember picking it up just so I could see what the name was. I wish I could remember it , I am sure it was red passion!  While I do not remember the name or brand I remember the mirror. I backed out of the bathroom , squashing my urge to try my hand at lipstick art that day. I simply tucked that memory away for safe keeping. There would come a day that I too would write sweet nothings on the mirror. I just had to remember to do it. See there was so much I observed from couples growing up that I babysat for. I remember the way they talked to each other, touched, or even kissed. I remember the way they treated the kids, the rituals they had. These are the things that no one knows about. These are the intimate details of lives that no one sees and we take so much for granted. My kids mostly stay with family now if I need a babysitter but I do wonder what one would observe from my life. I have my own little idiosyncrasies but one thing is for that I never did forget about the lipstick.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

and tonights entertainment.........

He has been telling my I am going to shoot about as much as he tells me I am going to get on a horse. Well sure. I did shoot. 3 different kinds of guns in fact. Missed the coke bottle everytime. I like the little black pistol(40)the best. But I am deaf guys. Deaf. Like it though. Just works out all types of frustration. Maybe this is not so good. Kids had to get involved. I decided to just shoot my camera. Good family fun...right? Then we had pizza but not before we voted on what type(his idea) and worked out all the ipods. Loaded up 5 deep in the truck only to continue to hear fussing from the back seat and the ongoings of two boys trying to give wet willies. I got them back though. Turns out they don't want me to lick them.

Thursday 13

Thursday 13

so here are my 13 websites/blogs that I check on a regular basis. I do feel as though I have done a post like this before....Maybe...not sure. But things like this change. These are not all new, not all funny, but all give me something just about everyday.....oh yeah, I linked them all(know its kinda hard to tell on my page for some reason) So go check them out

1. 1000 Awesome Things

You know what is awesome......getting to enjoy coffee this morning while "the man" took the kids to school, because he said I do it everyday. His work is rained out so looks like I might get to spend some extra time with him today......Now thats Awesome!

2. Facebook........Now if you need a link to that you have been under a rock. I have really been pondering FB lately though. I really can't stand for everyone to be all up in my business. Now I know you are thinking "Why write a blog?" Well its different, writing is a creative outlet for me and like my title states it clears my head. But when your mom calls up and completely lets you have it because she sees that K was in town for a birthday party (on her dad's weekend), and she did not get to see her. Well that is the kinda of drama I could live without. So I put FB here, but depending on the day, you never know what you are going to get.

3. Indexed......Okay check this blog out. I adore it. Its new to me. I stumbled on it the other week and now check it daily because .....well just because. I love anything witty and this blog has it. Read as many as you can to get the hang of it.

4. PostSecret .....So not everyday. More like Sunday or Monday. Great site.....

5. Beautiful Mess--I don't knit. I don't even paint anymore. In fact my creativeness has become non existent lately especially with school. But this girl is awesome. I love her blog and see what she is doing. Wish I could bottle up some of her energy!

6. lelove- Beautiful pictures, quotes, and stories.......Don't we all just need to be turned on at some point during our day?

7. Cake Wrecks- Pictures funny, Commentary funnier

8. My parents were Awesome These pictures could actually make you think your parents were normal. ha! I wonder what my kids are going to say about pictures of me. Loves it!

9. Location 180 This one is new for me as well. I love inspiring people and living on the edge. I look forward to every post. I keep asking myself, because of him.....What is my Thailand?

10. No particular site to link here- But I am scavenging the net for as much info as I can get on Scottland and Ireland. Thats my next trip and I am planning it for Summer 11.

11. Stumbleupon Getting to know this site. I love reading blogs so this is a great way to find good ones that I am interested in.

12. Happiness Project Like the blog....still need to order that book

13. Last but not least would be my school. Everyday. It definetly gives me something.....

Thursday Thunks today.......because they kinda made me laugh.

1. Pants on the Ground....Skeebo ski.....yall

2. To compliment Kimber's question from last week.... have you ever fell down the stairs? Well, I know I have fallen up the stairs.

3. Have you ever written to a company about their product? Ever called them? I do not recall.

4. Your dog/cat/snake/iguana/pet skunk (or just fill in your pet's species) goes to the vet. Ok, you take them to the vet... most pets wouldn't go on their own. The vet tells you that your species has cancer. Do you:

  • a. tell them to pull out the needle and put them to sleep on the spot
  • b. take them home and let them live out their life until the end
  • c. same as b. except you don't let them get to the suffering stage
  • d. go full steam ahead with cancer treatments

definetly c

5. What is your favorite comfort food? anything not good for me. Usually something sweet. I love cake. And you don't get off for cake, man.

6. If your child was put in jail for putting a gun in their spouses mouth and pulling the trigger (even though the gun wasn't loaded), strangling them and breaking their arm... would you post bail for them? HELL no. They would be learning one heck of a lesson.

7. If elephants had wings, how many feathers do you think they would have on each wing? 5

8. Is there anything growing in your refrigerator right now? Well I hope not. I cleaned it out when I moved in so I think we are safe. I do need to get the leftover lasagna out of there though before it grows!

9. What did you do with your Thursdays while we were on a break? Honestly, I had taken a break from the daily memes

10. Would you donate to the Kimber Ark Building Fund and donate wood? She is about to float away after all...Well, sure....but i think we all better keep what wood we have...because looks like we are going to need a whole fleet.

11. If I were to send you a letter and I wanted to put a little heart sticker on the back of the envelope, what color sticker would you like it to be? Pink....of course. ......what?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Foggy Holiday Monday Morning

I am very happy to have this Monday holiday. I have gained an extra day to my weekend.(which was pretty good, i will get the pics and post about it later) The kids are all still gone to their other respective parent for the extra day and I have the day partly to myself to get somethings accomplished. I have 3 test to finish for school. This always makes me nervous because I have no idea how the teacher will test considering it is the 2nd week of school. After today I will feel more confident with the semester. Always a positive. It is also the 2nd week of running. I have 3 local girls running with me here and a few online that are emailing me. Very motivating. We had a great week and we stayed on track with a very challenging Saturday afternoon run. I was very proud of my girls who are at different levels but our working it out and not quitting.They have even picked out bathing suits! Which is the number one motivator for a girl.....I swear it! We are going to repeat week 1 , but I am pushing them to do 30 minutes instead of 20. They can handle it. We will shoot for another weekend challenge run and add some weight training as well.

If you are following along with the program(hi penguins) here is the normal week 2.

3 -4 times a week

5 minute warm up

Jog 90 seconds/walk for 2 minutes (20-30 minutes)

Do not hesitate to repeat week 1 or any week for that matter. Move on when you are ready and that will be when the workouts become to easy.

Remember.......If running was easy everyone would do it!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Vino......its a passion. Its a love affair that never breaks your heart. I am lucky to have friends that share this passion. Always on the hunt for something exquisite a few of us stopped to get some the other day. We were in need of a good red......something we could not get here "in these parts". Sorry, I have a hard time leaving out the small isolated southern town inuendos. Now friends, I understand the difference between say a 6$ bottle and a 30$ bottle. Lets face it though.....I would go broke if I spent that much on a bottle especially since 2 friends can knock a bottle out in two glasses. Depending on the mood. That being said , I keep it in the 10-14$ range and its fine. Of course the Alabama alcohol taxes are outrageous! So that 10-14$ bottle is more like a 6-10$ any where else. Anywho. I have my favorites, my everyday's if you will. Its all red though. When I started this journey I was all about White Zinfandel.....Beringer please. Oy. Was I wrong! Fast forward a few years or bottles later and I begin to acquire a taste for red. Yes people it is an acquired taste. Like sushi. Or so I am told....because I can't get enough of the stuff and I have felt that way since the first time I ate it. Back on subject. Red Wine. I was acquiring this taste and then I flew to Italy and I fell completely head over heels, don't care about anything else kinda love with Red. See the Italians believe in powerful flavor. Food is an event and you sit, you talk, you eat, you drink, you do it all over again and before you know it hours have passed. And your drunk. And you are in love with Red Wine. I wished I could remember some of the bottles we had there. Lets face it though it was 14 days of a red wine fog and statues(not really, the trip was out of this world amazing).
Anyway, I said all that to say this, I found some really fun bottles that I am enjoying. This is one:

It is slightly sweet and does not have a strong aftertaste. I am enjoying it and it went over well with the girls. Of course I am an Cabernet Sauvignon freak and I am always weary about trying cheap wines. You just never know what you are going to get. Which is why I stick to my favs and usually just pick up an odd bottle every now and then. Those odd bottles sometimes can make it onto my list though.
This one is next. I picked it up purely for the picture. Don't you just love it. I love this woman in all her "madness". Perfect name too. Ky and I could not resist. Its just been one of those weeks people.

This is one of my all time favorites. Its my"go to" wine. I just thought I would add it here. If you need a decent wine try it. It is good in Cabernet, Pinot Nior, and Shiraz. Tried them all and I give it the thumbs up. Let me warn you though, Ole Smokey Loon holds true to its name though. It will catch you off guard at first. It comes at you like a rush of smoke from a campfire. It settles in nicely though so don't judge to harshly on first taste. can even see a smidge of it on the label.....what can I say I am messy.

While I am at it I will show you my collection. This is what happens to my corks.

I love that jar. This is why. That jar is full of memories. That jar has friends near and far. That has yesterday, and months ago. That jar has Misti in it. My Mudbug. It has corks of Menage a Trois in it with it wasn't 3 it was the 4 of us.(Now before you guys get all dirty....its the name of a wine...Look it up) It has corks from time spent with an ex football player friend who turned me on to Shiraz and taught me the importance of dancing in the living room at 2am to "Come on Eileen", It has Kylene in it. Nights spent talking and laughing and planning the future. It has Josh in it. Bottles he bought just because he knew I would be here. Did I mention the beautiful stemless glasses the boy got me. KISSES.

You see it has life in it. It has good times and bad times. I love that.
"Here is to all the nights I can't remember with friends I will never forget"

and if you want to know how I am going to hold on to them well this is what I am going to do with them.

I am close, but I want a big board so going to hold out a little lonnger.

Have a good weekend my lovies. I know I will!

'Cause I'm livin' on things that excite me
Be they pastry or lobster or love
I'm just tryin' to get by bein' quiet and shy
In a world full of pushin' and shove

Because the wino and I know.....
Its a strange situation
Wild occupation
Living my life like a song.
Ciao friends!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Things on my mind Friday.....

This week has been oh my gosh long. We all have felt it. J is working like 14 hour days, first full week of school for kids, first week of assignments for me, first week back to working out....regularly, and first week of training with the girls. I am exhausted, the laundry has piled up, I have not got much homework done, and I did not even managed to cook that much. I completely lost yesterday. See I was kidnapped. eh hem. But my two lovely friends and taken to T town. Where I spent a lovely day chatting, shopping, and eating more sushi then humanly possible. There was also some pomegranate wine in there as well as hitting Bambi and his mom on the way home. NO before you get all in a rage the wine is completely seperate from the deer incident. But none the less, it was an interesting day and I throughly enjoyed it and needed it. Hope to get kidnapped again real soon.

Alas, it is Friday and therefore I have a busy day today getting all the kids to their respective parents and J and I are looking forward to a weekend to relax, hang with friends, run(that would just be me), and get some alcohol consumed. I bought some rather interesting bottles of red yesterday and look forward to trying them!

I have been doing tons of reading this week though and have lots of thoughts in my head. I will fill you in. To start with the fill ins though, here is

1. The lesson I learned yesterday was that I really need to get out of the house and have some girl time.....I have missed it.
2. Apparently T town this week is where friends and family meet.
3. All these years I have wondered why I did not put my big girl panties on and deal with it .
4. No one knew what to expect when I arrived.
5. The truth is we really our the people our parents warned us about.
6. Cold, Trails, and you is what I remember most from that day.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to making it home hopefully without hitting deer, tomorrow my plans include running and tomorrow night..."is gonna be a good night" and Sunday, I want to recover from Saturday night! ha!

Now for my own fill ins......
I've have lots of thoughts on this very long week.
Here goes
1. I am definetly planning another abroad trip. This time I want Ireland and Scotland. I think possibly next summer. Jamie I need you......and your kilt. Speaking of which...I have got to get you back out....where are you?"DA MI BASIA MILLE"
2. I am reading "Put your big girl panties on and deal with it" and I love it. LOVE IT.
3.I probably should of thought 5 classes this semester but I will make it though....always do.
4. Really think I am going to continue online as long as possible. Its easier for me and cheaper. Also as far as school goes. Think I have figured out the correct direction for me and its further than a Bachelors.
5. This guy(link) makes sense and I can't wait for every post. I want to channel his energy!
6.I am needing the book Happiness Project....still have not ordered it.
7. I have some crazy directions and opportunities here and its going to be a fun ride.
8. I am falling in love with my running again.....and guess what? Im good at it!
9. I still hate laundry and it does not bother me a bit that J forbid me to do his again. Fine by me, Less I have to do.
10. I kinda like having TV again. Its been years since I have and while I absolutely loved being unplugged, there are some shows I really like. Chef Ramsey rocks and the other night I made angel hair pasta with olive oil, red peppers(which I picked off but its all about flavor people), and shrimp. It was divine and I bet it tasted just as good as his. Maybe.
11. The new Jimmy Buffett album is really good and I am loving Life Short Call Now......What if we all lived by that motto?
12. pssssss........Im going to Mardi Gras in Mobile! Hooty Hoo! I can not wait to ride you like a float and eat you like a moonpie!
13. I am so ready for this....come on already.

Oh you are going to look so pretty covering up my moon on my shoulder! Perfect!

14.All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself. ~Ralph Ellison, and yes I have read Battle Royal. While I did not care for the short story this quote is powerful!

15. I know everyone here is really tired of the beach because we live so close but gosh darn it......I am not! I am going and I am taking my two barefoot children with me. We are sitting our bums in the sand as much as possible this summer. So if you need me thats where I will be. I am sure other trips will take place, I need a real good road trip to nowhere but beach.....yeah thats me all over the place.

Okay......filled in. Going to go back to laundry(gag) and homework. Only got a few precious hours before kiddos are out.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thursday 13........

13 Lyrics to songs.
Kind of a quiz , because I am not giving you the title or the artists. No, they are not all new. Its a mix, old-new-rock-pop-country...........Music people Music. What can I say it moves me. And I have so not played along with Thursday 13 in awhile. Fun, Fun. And its late, and its Wednesday night. Have fun figuring the songs out.....Brown Chicken, Brown Cow..... (sorry, I'm a real jokester tonight)

1.I remember every look upon your face
The way you roll your eyes
The way you taste
You make it hard for breathing
'Cause when I close my eyes and drift away
I think of you and everything's okay
I'm finally now believing

2.You’ve no idea how I long
For even one loving caress
For you to step into my heart
Without deception or duress
Life short-call now

3. There's nothing left to say
Don't waste another day
Just you and me tonight
Everything will be okay
If it's alright with you then it's alright with me
Baby let's take this time let's make new memories

4.We built a tall, tall tower
towards the sun, towards the sun
took some words and built a wall
between our love, between our love

And somewhere in all the talking
the meaning faded out

5.And all the sounds make you fall
from all the ways that keep you far from me
And all I hear are the voices in the air that keep reminding me
You're all that's in my head

6.Isn't this the best part of breakin' up
Finding someone else you can't get enough of
Someone who wants to be with you too

7.How could I forget to mention the bicycle is a good invention
Make it up makin you my business
A funny buttercup but I let her forgiveness
Happy days but sad I'm facin
Heaven knows that I'm on the case
How could I forget to mention the bicycle

8.Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?
'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,
Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.
So I took what's mine by eternal right.
Took your soul out into the night.
It may be over but it won't stop there,
I am here for you if you'd only care.
You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.
I've kissed your lips and held your hand.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.

9.If I could walk on water, If I could tell you what’s next
Make you believe, make you forget

So come on, get higher, loosen my lips
Faith and desire in the swing of your hips
Just pull me down hard
And drown me in love

What if you
Could wish me away
What if you
Spoke those words today

I wonder if you'd miss me
When I'm gone
It's come to this, release me
I'll leave before the dawn

But for tonight
I'll stay here with you
Yes, for tonight
I'll lay here with you

But when the sun
Hits your eyes
Through your window
There'll be nothing you can

11.So when you drive
And the years go flying by
I hope you smile
If I ever cross your mind
It was the pleasure of my life
And I cherished every time
And my whole world
It begins and ends with you

12.She rose out of her seat like a painted ghost
She was the woman that I wanted the most
As she reached for my arm I gave her my hand
I said 'Lay me down easy let me understand'
Let me sign, let sign, can't fight the devil so just let me sign.

13. And for the last one.......I am posting the whole song. Mainly because this is my song right now. I LOVE it.

Remember all the things we wanted
Now all our memories, they're haunted
We were always meant to say goodbye
Even with our fists held high
It never would've worked out right
We were never meant for do or die

I didn't want us to burn out
I didn't come here to hold you
Now I can't stop

I want you to know that it doesn't matter
Where we take this road
Someone's gotta go
And I want you to know
You couldn't have loved me better
But I want you to move on
So I'm already gone

Looking at you makes it harder
But I know that you'll find another
That doesn't always make you want to cry
Started with a perfect kiss
Then we could feel the poison set in
Perfect couldn't keep this love alive
You know that I love you so
I love you enough to let you go

I want you to know that it doesn't matter
Where we take this road
Someone's gotta go
And I want you to know
You couldn't have loved me better
But I want you to move on
So I'm already gone

I'm already gone, already gone
You can't make it feel right
When you know that it's wrong
I'm already gone, already gone
There's no moving on
So I'm already gone

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Searching for Something

It is the beginning of a new year and my life has completely done a 180. Still, arent we all looking for a deeper meaning to life or a better way to do things in the wake of a new year. I am always doing that. I tell myself just to stop and listen...meditate, and the answers will come. Instead I just keep searching, not making very good use of my time, procrastinating, and complaining. I hear and read all about these people's journeys with Meditation for 30 days and what it can do. Why don't I discipline myself to do this? I did not even so much as create a new year's resolution for 2010. I have lists of stuff in my head, sure but you know how I feel about lists. I guess I am just looking for some kind of peace in this adjustment period I am in. I am also looking for a healthy balance, between kids, school, and a rather new(lets be honest here) relationship. I am also looking to find where I fit into his world, his family, friends, his home, his town, etc. I am a true believer in time, and know that it will save me. Time heals and turns mountains into hills. The tendency during the last few weeks for me though is too just concentrate on how I feel, what I am going through, what I have given up, and what I have changed. Lets face it, we live in a very "I" society. I really don't want this to consume me though. Sure there are things that I need to do but I want my life to be more. I have spent to much time.......waisted. Thats a harsh word and I don't mean it towards anyone but lets face it......"I" waisted it! With my choices, I waisted it. With my laziness, I waisted it. With fear, I waisted it. Its no one else's fault. So with that being said, I am sick of "I". Sick of waisted time. "I" want more!!! While reading a blog I found the best quote:I need anything other than myself to fill up portions of my everydays. Wow is that not deep. How do you achieve that? Obviously years of practice. We have to step out of our own heads and think about others. We have to figure out what makes the important people in our lives tick. What makes them happy, and what you can do to make them happy. I truly believe this is the way to accomplish happiness ourselves. Take ownership of our actions, and stop being some damn selfish. I am a selfish being....always have been. It doesnt work. In fact I am learning that more than ever now. To find yourself starting over at 30 is a big deal. Where did I spend the last 10 years of my life? I literally am starting where I should have at 18. School full time, thinking about career goals for the future, new relationship. Not to mention a house, laundry, and 3 kids to take care of. This is scary territory. I don't have time to be selfish. I got to give my all everyday. Why? Because I want to succeed this time. I want to be successful in school, work, home, and relationship. I want this relationship to be the one. I am not willing to have anything less. My love always says....he wants it all, and when he is talking about us he says like Johnnny and June. I heart that so much, but you know what? Its going to take both of us busting our asses to get it there. It takes work, every flipping day it takes work. We are both self-proclaiming relationship challenged individuals and we have the papers to prove it.

All Im trying to say(before I got all carried away) is "I'm here, I am not leaving, I am willing to change, I am willing to give my behavior a closer look, and I am going to succeed."

Because loves..........I want it all too!

Reading this article is a must......
read here

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 1 Couch to 5K

Well Ky and I powered through. It was tough for her but she did not quit! Not once. I am extremely proud of her! Here is a pic of our first day training. So excited I am training again this evening!

FOR TODAY... January 11, 2010

Outside my window... its sunny, but cold

I am thinking... how great it feels to be back to running!

I am thankful for... for a new beginning

I am wearing... yoga pants, long sleeve shirt and hoodie

I am remembering... that I have got to call about my car insurance

I am going... to clean house, get some homework done , and make some phone calls today

I am currently reading... nothing right now, but got a stack of books today from Ky

I am hoping... to get some things taken care of today

On my mind... too much to do and not enough time to do it in

Noticing that... I procrastinate

Pondering these words... "Put your big girl panties on and deal with it"

From the kitchen... just had a nice spinach salad with rice and tuna....Yum

Around the house... is alot of laundry....No one tells you about the amount of laundry 3 kids, me, and a logger can put out!

One of my favorite things~ having some quiet time to myself with the kids back in school

A pic from today:

I took these this morning. This is easily becoming one of my favorite views to capture. The frost was gorgeous and the kids and I discussed the horses being cold. Beautiful!

This Monday meme is from:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Week 1 - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

Week 1
3 days a week. Each session only lasts 20-30 minutes.
You have to have a watch! Music helps as well and I know that there are some great C25K programs out there from ITunes.

Workout 1
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Workout 2
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Workout 3
Brisk five-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes
That’s it! No more, no less!

Tips for the week 1:
Go slow. Go at your own pace. Do the best you can.
Gets some warm clothes(think under armour and layers!), gloves, hat.
Drink lots of water!!!!
Rotate your ankles! Slowly rotate each foot in both directions. Flex and point your feet several time. This is good to do before and after you run! Don’t skip this exercise.
Start doing some stretching on your off days.

Some great news about running!!!!
Running is the quickest and most efficient means of weight loss
Running reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease and lowers your heart rate and blood pressure
Running reduces your risk of stroke and lowers your risk of breast cancer.
Running enhances your immune system and keeps your intestinal tract in good working order.
Running enhances your respiratory system
Running may help reduce the symptoms of PMS!(This is reason enough people)
Running may reduce the symptoms of menopause
Running prevents muscle and bone loss that occurs with age
Running is good for your joints. No more complaining that running makes your knees hurt!

Okay so I have given you some major reasons to start running!!!!! Just do it!!!

Quote and Mantra for the week!!!!!

"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"
- Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian and sub-2:12 marathoner

So ask yourself everyday!!!! Are you a wimp or are you going to be strong today!!!!!!!

I am so excited about how many of you are joining in on this challenge!!!

Good luck friends!

The Complete book of Running for Women by Claire Kowalchik
Cool Running. Com

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Current Obsessions
Book:Any one of my school books right now.....but I am looking for a good one. Think I want The Happiness Project.

Snack:eclaires..........this is so wrong and not on the diet plan

Restaurant:Are there any restaurants in this area? Ha....well no obsessions right now, but I need to not eat at the Chinese restaurant anymore.

Beverage:Ok, why am I drinking Dr. Pepper? Never have before.....but its ok.

Decor: Its kinda a JoshBry montage

Actor:The guy from the hangover.......Bradley Cooper....Oh my HOT

Actress:no favorites right now.....I love Rachel McAdams though

Movie:Probably the Hangover....This movie is laugh out loud HILARIOUS

TV show:True season starts....dang it I got to wait until June.....but in the meantime I got Josh HOOKED

Hobby: I am really getting antsy to start scrapping. oh and running!

Band:Lady Antebellum

Song:Need you now

Meme:A simple woman's daybook, thursday 13, friday fill in

Blog: A beautiful Mess and Goddess Guide

Lover: Wow, what a bold question....Guess there is only one way to answer it. JHN!

Friend: Sweet Ky.....You are so there girl

Quote: I can't go to jail, Im claustrophobic

Peeve:No dishwasher!

Sport:Is there ever any other sport than Baseball.....uh no!

Singer: Kendal kinda rocks my world with her Sing it Wii. And H and R singing at the tops of their lungs with ipods stuck in their ears.....Yeah love that

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Couch to 5K challenge!

I am starting a couch to 5K program. Not necessarily for me but I am working with a few friends around here locally and I have put it out there for some of my online friends. I need it too though! I have taken two months off and my arse knows it.....and my jeans....they don't like me anymore. So I am going to start posting here each week and sending out emails to those who are joining me. I am really excited about this and hope we all can encourage each other! I have successfully trained a couple people so far to run their very first races and in school studying to become a personal trainer and physical therapist.

I will post/email the weeks schedule on Monday. I will include tips on running, cross training, and how to deal with aches and pains. I will also include tips on eating right and menu planning along with tons of Encouragement!!

Now let me state this!!!

1. I am not your doctor.
2. I am not responsible and will not be held liable for any injury or sickness you have during your training.
3. You should check with your doctor before starting any exercise program and talk to doctor about any concerns you have.

Now with all the legal stuff out of the way. Guys I am doing this for encouragement and to keep my butt accountable!!!! I don't sugarcoat, I shoot from the hip. If you want to run, get in shape , and be part of this community we are creating then join!

Start date: January 11,2010 .....Thats Monday! So get your self in gear and get started.....No I do not care how much snow you have and how cold it is out.

No excuses!!!!!

Do one of these things:
Simply comment here and leave email address.
or add my blog to your reader and just check the blog for updates(should be every Monday).

Friday, January 08, 2010

I have not done one of these in a while......and I love the beatles so .... we go! Tip of the hat to The Beatles this week :-)

1. There are places _____________.
There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

*Damn thats the truth.

2. _________ blow those clouds away.
Sunset doesn't last all evening.
A mind can blow those clouds away.
After all this
My love is up and must be leaving.
It's not always been this gray.

All things must pass.
All things must pass away.

*So is this, Time people, all we need is Time. Time heals every wound.

3. Standing in the English Rain.

*Welll........I am the Walrus...coo coo cachoo

4. _____________ oh boy.
I saw a film today, oh boy;
The English Army had just won the war.
A crowd of people turned away;
But I just had to look,
Having read the book.
I'd love to turn you on . . .

*I really do love to turn you on

5. He went out tiger hunting ______________.
He went out tiger hunting with his elephant and gun.
In case of accidents he always took his mom.
He�s the all American bullet-headed saxon mother�s son.
All the children sing
Hey, Bungalow Bill
What did you kill
Bungalow Bill?

*I have no commentary for this one, there are some things that can not be explained

6. ________ my mind from wandering .I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
and stops my mind from wandering
where it will go
I'm filling the cracks that ran though the door
and kept my mind from wandering
where it will go

And it really doesn't matter if I'm wrong
I'm right where I belong
I'm right where I belong
See the people standing there
who disagree and never win
and wonder why they don't get in my door

*I am definetly right where I belong. All the people who doubt me....Hide and watch. And when it is all said and done......You will wonder why you can not get in my door.

See the beatles really can be the soundtrack to life!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to spending time with Josh, who has been working some long days!, tomorrow my plans include studying and maybe a run...have to see about the weather and Sunday, I want to have no plans!

And while we are on the subject....Did any catch the great and fan-tabulous movies on HBO the other night. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band????? I did. This has always been one of my favorite movie!!!!I used to own it on VHS....I should look for it on DVD. Its old people(thats sounds bad, making me feel old) and the Beegees and Peter Frampton star. But if their mad acting skills don't turn you on all the campy stuff will. Its great. I love it. You should be high to watch it. Ha, Ha, just kidding. But if you are a true Beatles fan , you will love. I mean the main characters are Billy Shears and Strawberry Fields. But Im not going to spoil anymore for you....Just go rent, download or buy. You will be laughing the whole time and love every minute of it. And did I mention, that Alice Cooper, Aerosmith and Earth Wind and Fire are in it too. So if Robin Gibb(I heart you) and Peter boy are not enough, there are some guest appearances to really ....turn you on.

I really am a dork........

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Sun up , Sun down

I could get used to this......

Sunsets "round here" are breathtaking. And so quiet. Its hard to get used to quiet. But oh I will.

The kids come in and tell me they are going to take care of the horses around 5, almost every evening. I really love seeing the horses. I can not wait for it to warm up so I can ride. i really want to ride. K and R are excited to do it too. There are also two babies expected this summer. Definetly something to look forward too. I usually follow them outside and zoom in across the field. I need to follow them over there to get some better shots.

Thats the sunsets.......

This is the sunrises.

Well at least this morning. Red sky in the morning....sailors warning. Well we were expecting snow. No such luck. Rain , yes. School canceled for the rest of the week, yes. I am hoping for some great ice shots tomorrow. We shall see.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Its Jan. 5th.......

Well lets see I last left you in a few days before the school year ended and Christmas was well on its way. It did in deed arrive and go without a care. Or a real feeling of the Christmas Spirit. Its a crying shame. I spent the two days before the holiday at my parents. I know, I know.....don't get all crazy on me. You must know what it took for me to do all that. But the nieces were in town and I had to see my girls. All in all it was really relaxing. And I found myself feeling strangly different.....not sure what it was...oh yeah divorce. Anywho. I managed to make it through the holiday this year without drinking myself into a drunken stupor or pretending (or actually ) falling asleep until it was promptly the 26th of December. No. not this year. I ate dinner, took pictures, drank coffee, socialized and even enjoyed myself. I mean I didn't cook or anything. Lets not push it on this whole holiday thing. Not so much a sugar cookie did I make! Not that we needed to, mom made approximately no less than 46 batches of cookies, none the same. Then there was the mint chocolate bark. I would like to thank the security at Phoenix Sky Harbor for not confiscating this on the plane. (I totally will interupt this blog to say that the two darling boys that I live with just informed me they were going to feed the horses.....weird.....but I will explain later)Anyway,we all wished Kendal a Merry Birthday and had a Happy Christmas Eve. We opened gifts with the cousins.....they still don't get why K gets more. She just does'nt get them any other time of year.....You are the lucky one K.....She just does not know it! I wisked the kids home after wishes the Olives a Happy Holiday and got them promptly in bed because the big man was apparently in Ireland and headed our way! My little ones did not wait and were fast asleep. Tough thing though.....this was the first year for me to play santa alone.(well other than the year Chris was overseas). But it was okay. I had plenty to wrap and had fun listening to depressing(eh hem) Christmas songs on the old playlist. I made it to bed just long enough to close my eyes and then have two little persons waking me up. I glanced at the clock.....6 am....Not going work. Its to early. I tried to convince them but at this rate they were already pulling things out of the stocking and I better get up and make some coffee before they get any further. We opened gifts and began to play! I spent my morning unpackaging toys(damn packaging) and wondered why this santa did not get a hint and do this the night before. Zhu Zhu's were a hit....i think this was the highlight of my year. And they really do mean do not put near hair. Your hair really will get tangled very tightly in the wheel if you do so. Ouch , sorry K. Then we started playing Wii Sing it. This is fun. The best thing K could have gotten. Except she can not read. But she knows most of the songs so that was ok. Well, I took down the tree promptly by 8am. I think that is a record. Packed a few more boxes, played some more with the kids and packed up the car. Chris showed got the W/D and the kids and all their stuff. It was his chance to have them for a week. Which was really stinking hard but I had work to do. I loaded up my car and headed south. I made it by 3pm and spent the evening relaxing with my love. Well after a few gift openings. Like this shiny new laptop I am typing on. Be still my heart. I love it. Also not to be forgotten i totally love my new North Face jacket and stemless wineglasses.. Thank you Thank you J.....You totally spoil me. Especially since you broke the rules.....Anyway we had a relaxing night. Except for the whole deer got shot and Bry had to watch it get gutted and skinned. If you ever get the chance to watch this....pass. Trust me. Its horrific! yet you can't seem to stop watching. Anyway. It changed me.....not so much in a good way. Grown men drowning whiskey to keep the freezing cold at bay, covered in blood and this deer just a hanging there. Well you can count me out babe. Im good.....good for life. least I did not have nightmares and 5am rolled around awful fast and we were on the road again. Back to FP. This time I had company. 3 strapping boys to help me move my stuff and the whole way I dreaded what they would think when they walked in! Did I pack good enough. Is J going to lose his shit and just say forget it? Well needless to say we made it through and I was just the butt of a few jokes. The guys had everything loaded up in just a few hours...3...and we were on our way.....gulp....home. We pulled in , I believe I drank a beer and the rest is history. Why because I passed out from exhaustion. The next day we unloaded the truck, I was the butt of even more jokes , but it was cool because we had friends around to help unload and put together bunk beds. And I had girls on my side....Yes we have to have the kitchen table, we can't eat on the couch everynight! I won this battle. Bachelors! sheesh! I had the house completely unpacked and everything in its place easily by Tuesday. Well not easily but you get the drift. Lets see this brings me to New Years. Good times, good friends, and good drink flowed at the Lewis Camphouse. Downside of the night was that J had to work the next day and he left around 11 ish. Hello what about my New Year's kiss!!! So not fair. Well you know you get over things. And its not like I have ever really had one. Anyway, moving on into the new year, kids came home, loved their rooms and we are all settled in. Well sort of. I am not the domestic goddess that I thought. I don't cook well, and I still hate laundry, and its hard to kill the 12 hours that J is gone working. But I will figure it out. I have internet now and thats something! I missed you cyber world. School started today. The kids were crazy nervous but so was I. Kylene and I discussed them all day wondering how it went. We both me them at the school! It was good and they seem fine with it all. Kids adjust so easily. Why can't adults? Why does it seem to take us so long to get adjusted! I have to admit it is taking me time to adjust. I definetly have alot of time on my hands. Soon that will be filled with school too. 5 classes this semester. What was I thinking. Definetly a full load. Then there is all the laundry, kids , cleaning, and cooking. So you this think this city girl is going to make it here in the wild? I guess we will see. Maybe I can channel Pioneer girl. I mean she did and loves her life. I do love those sunsets behind the house, and watching the horses, and the quiet.....oh the quiet. Then there is the home cooking and Sunday's being.....Sunday's. you know. Thats weird. Think Im going to like it. I even started working out again with Ky. What was I thinking taking so much time off. My jeans are not happy about it and neither am I! Okay , well enough on all this I can't do it....Its you guys! I better go, the man will be home soon and its cold! I better not burn dinner again! Okay laugh along with me. I will get it.....eventually!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Urban Word of the day


1)to be completely enamored with someone/something.
2) the flighty exciting feeling you get when you think about/see the object of your affection.
3) romantically excited (i.e.: aroused)
4) the ever increasing acceleration of heartbeat and body temperature as a result of being engulfed amidst the exhilaration and joy of being/having a romantic entity in someone's life.

yeah.......about that

2009 sucky survey

The Start
Where were you on New Years?how sad is it I can not remember
Did you drink? still do not remember
Did you kiss anyone when the ball dropped? nope
Did it snow at all during Janurary? no
Where you single on Valentines Day? well what a complicated question
Where you in school? no
Any new addition into your family? no
Did you wear green on St. Patrick's Day? no
Did you graduate in May? no
How long did it take for it to get warm in spring? it never got really hot this year

Summer 2009
Who did you hang out with the most? Misti
Did you hook up with anyone? yeah
Where did you go? the beach,the pool, atlanta
Where didn't you go that you wish you would had?cruise
Did you meet someone new that you still talk to today?yes
Were you on Summer Break from school? no
Did you still work? yes
Did you end any relationships? an even more complicated question
Did you go swimming or tan more? yes
Where did you spend the most time? pool, my parents house
Did you take lots of pictures? always

Fall Time/Winter Time
Did you start school? yes finally
What grade were you in? college
Did the leaves look pretty? sure
What did you do for Halloween? with the kids in Sweetwater with Kylene
Did you remember Septemeber 11? yes
Did you dress up for Halloween?cat
What did you do on Christmas? spent the morning with the kids, spent the evening with Josh
Did it snow? no
Was it cold? yes
Did you get good presents? yes!

Other Questions
Did you have a good birthday this year? yes
Did you break up with anyone? yes
Drink alchohol? uh drowned
Went to a crazy party? not really
Spend too much time online? absolutely
Make any new friends? sure
Did you watch lots of football? uh no
Did you learn anything new? lots

The New Year
What do you wish to accomplish next year? oh tons
Are you going to any parties? hope so
Do you want to fall in love next year? no
Are you moving away or moving out?no moves!
Are you going to school next semester? yep keep on trucking