Tuesday, November 30, 2010

excuse me - you're blocking my happiness.

so next time ronnie and my dad suggest moving the refrigerator into the garage while we finish the wood floors, i need to remember to keep my mouth shut. instead, it was my brilliant idea to move it to the end of the hallway.  oh and that's right - that means i will not be able to get into the back bedroom.  no sweaters or coats for me.  did i mention it is 30 degrees here today?  i am looking super stylish in my mom's clothes.  bah humbug.  christmas is around the corner and i need my winter clothes!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

happy thanksgiving

now that the turkey has been eaten, the shopping has been done and my aunt was mistaken for my mom (who is 17 yrs her junior) it's time to relax, chill out and enjoy the rest of the weekend.  what a good holiday.

Monday, November 22, 2010

on my mind

1- my floors are not done.  they look like crap and my house reeks of stain.
2 - it's thanksgiving week, so tomorrow everyone is bringing in a dish to work.  i guess i'll make mine at my mom's?
3 - we're staying at my parent's this week.  (see #1)  it's an hour and ten minute drive to work.  one way.
4 - i need to make a vegetable dish for thanksgiving sometime in between work and working on my house.
5 - i need to pay our mortgage and be able to go christmas shopping on black friday.  unfortunately, i will only have $40 left in my account.
6 - work sucks and i'm busy.
7 - kass needs me.
8 - i cannot get to some of my clothes because my fridge is in my hallway blocking the door.  for another week.
9 - all we do is eat out.  (see #1, #6, #8)
10.  my diet is out the window. (see above)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

miranda lambert

kass, linds and i had tickets to go see miranda, but kass couldn't go because of everything going on with her mamma. we ended up having third row tickets (um, score) and linds and i had a great time. quote of the night from miranda:
"i'm a beer-drinkin, deer shootin, chicken fried steak eatin, redneck girl."

i love her. i think we would be friends.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


today is my best friend's birthday.  kassie turns twenty-seven. 
and she's had the worst birthday i can possibly think of.

(kassie and i, birthday party - age 6)

i got a phone call around eleven from a close friend letting me know that kass's mom had a stroke this morning.  i immediately called her to see how things were.  she was a mess. her mom can't move - - or talk.  and they don't know how bad it is.  that was eleven, right now it's five.  i haven't heard anything.  no phone call.  no text.  her mom also has lung cancer and kass told me last week (in confidence) that they just found out her tumor had grown.  too many things are working against her right now and i just want to make sure that things are getting better.  better for kassie and better for her mom, katie.  i've been frantically calling our best friends to let them know what i know or see if anyone has an update.  no one knows what to do.  so we wait.  i pray for my friend and i pray for her mom.
dear god, don't let my friend lose her mom at 27.  she needs her.

(kassie and i - age 25)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

quote of the day

"i can't believe we made such beautiful creatures."
(ronnie, about our puppies)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies.

one of my little puppies (leia - pronounced like princess leia off starwars) does this.  now everytime i see this commerical - i smile.  animals really DO bring joy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

did somebody say..... wood?

we're are in the process of putting in new wood floors in our house.  by ourselves.  we priced a lot of different companies - where to buy, who to lay it, who to sand and finish it.  in the end, ronnie and i decided that we could save half of the expenses if we took on this project.  (this will leave enough money left over to recarpet the bedrooms.  score!)
it's been such a process and we are not close to done.  the wood is down, but it now needs to be sanded, finished, and then protected. not to mention all the baseboards will need another coat of paint, quarterround  
my furniture is placed in all the different bedrooms, the couch is in the garage, and remaining items were taken to the basement.  it's empty, it's dirty and now with our wood floors down, it echos.  i pretty much hate it.  but i know once this is all done i will love.  i have been visioning this for two years. 
i'll go through the play by play when it is done...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

living with a secret

when i first read this book, The Secret, and watched the movie, i was skeptical.  the law of attraction?  what did that have to do with what i could do with my life?  but, at the time i was starting a new job, a new marriage, and a new house.  there were soooo many things i wanted, so many ways i saw my life heading – and this was the secret to get them all.  um, what?  for real?  i decided it wouldn’t hurt to try.
the basic gist of the book is that you bring everything into your life by using the law of attraction.  the secret is the science of attracting the things in life that you desire and need and removing from your life those things that you don't want.  it’s a very interesting concept and i thought about how this had already applied to my life before i even realized i was doing it. 
they suggest you make a life board - - in pictures and words you put down some long term and short term goals.  things you want from life.  the salary, the job, the house, the car, the relationship.  anything.
this is some what mine included.

(join title boxing)

(become a florist)

(have carrie underwood's body)

so far i’ve checked off several things.  the coolest example of this is my car.  i’ve wanted a 4runner since i was 16.  a black 4runner - - its been a dream of mine.  i put it on my life board.  in 2008 they made their last model.  you can imagine how disappointed i was.  when my husband and i were finally ready to talk cars in 2010, we started looking around at the options.  this whole time the picture of the 4runner still hung in my office on my life board.  one day my husband called and said that he had just drove by the toyota dealership and they had a brand new 4runner for sale.  apparently they decided after canceling it – to bring it back.  we went home with one the next day.  whose to say... maybe i made that 4runner come to me.
this will change the way you think about things… trying to be positive and keep what is most important at the forefront.  there are still some far fetched ideas on my life board, but what’s the harm in believing.  besides, if oprah believes, it's gotta be real.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

eye make up tutorial

i've been a little obsessed with eye make-up recently and i found this girl on youtube. maybe its her accent, but i love the products she uses and her end result. thought i would share. check it out - - she does so many more tutorials.

Monday, November 1, 2010

celebrating our anniversary

year three begins now.

Mama, you taught me to do the right things.
So, now you have to let your baby fly.
You've given me everything that I will need.
To make it through this crazy thing called life.
And I know you watched me grow up,
and only want what's best for me.
And I think I found the answer to your prayers.

And he Is good, so good.
He treats your little girl,
like a real man should.
He is good, SO good.
He makes promises he keeps.
No, he's never gonna leave.
So, don't you worry about me.
Don't you worry about me.

Mama, there's no way you'll ever lose me.
Giving me away is not goodbye.
As you watch me walk down to my future,
I hope tears of joy are in your eyes.

Cause, he is good, so good.
And, he treats your little girl,
like a real man should.
He is good, SO good.
He makes promises he keeps.
No, he's never gonna leave.
So, don't you worry about me.
Don't you worry about me.

And when I watch my baby grow up,
I'll only want what's best for her.
And I hope she'll find,
the answer to my prayers.
And that she'll say...

He is good, so good.
And he treats your little girl,
like a real man should.
He is good, so good.
He makes promises he keeps.
No, he's never gonna leave.
So, don't you worry about me.
Don't you worry about me.

Mama, don't you worry about me.
Don't you worry about me.

(carrie underwood, mamma's song)