Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Normally this time of year I am super excited by the start of a new year. All the possibilties that lie ahead. I can't wait to develop my goals, etc.
Right now all I feel is super stuffed. Probably the pizza I had for lunch. Or the 5lbs I gained this month. It's a toss up.
I am hoping to keep it simple. Maybe focus on 2 goals at a time once their mastered move on to something else. Or do I want/need to set a goal/focus in each major area of my life - health, home, family, finances, spiritual, work etc?
Do you make resolutions, set goals, etc for the new year?
Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I thought it was hilarious and so wanted to by it for my sister, the middle child. But alas, encouraging my sister to drink would not be keeping with the Christmas spirit. Trust me.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
- List 10 things that make you happy.
- Top 10 bloggers that brighten your day.
- Watching a good movie
- Hanging out with Lolly
- Comments on my blog
- Taking care of Mister and Lolly
- Seeing God work in my life
- Reading a great book
- Returning home to visit my parents
- Getting things monogrammed
- Jennifer at The Pink Chick
- Elizabeth at The Thirty Divas
- Sasha at Sasha Says
- Coco at Coco’s Cuckoo World
- Cathe at Just Something I Made
- Martha at Elizabeth Hill Cottage
- Wendy at A Southern Accent
- Kenady at being me ...
- Muffy at Muffy Martini
- Hopsy at Monograms and Manicures
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Of course they're sad, whose going to pay attention to them now? Kate? Probably not.
Seriously, Kate Gosselin as One of the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009? Really?
And panic set in and I almost broke out in a cold sweat compliments of Catholic guilt. Today's a Holy Obligation (Immaculate Conception) and I completely blanked. My excuse - I spent this past Sunday on the couch sick so I missed the heads up.
So now I am feeling guilty that all I want to do is go home and put on my pj's. I really shouldn't skip it since I already feel guilty from missing on Sunday when I felt bad. But if I am honest, I could be setting up a pattern here. I missed a Sunday mass when I was in San Fransico and injured so I haven't been able to go to communion since I conveniently keep forgetting to go to confession which makes it easier not to go mass.
Alright, it's settled I am going. I'll feel better afterwards. I am even going to try to go confession on Saturday. I am telling you so you'll hold me to it.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
I saved a ton of money shopping at LLBean online on Cyber Monday for myself. I've picked up a few finds out at the stores while shopping for others. But my favorite find of the season, is this...
sterling silver monogrammed ring I got yesterday, thanks to a co-worker who took me along to the AmericasMart Atlanta. (sorry for the blurry picture). What I love the most about this gem is that it cost me no more than $13, that's including the engraving!!! And it was ready before we left the Mart. Love it!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I like to think I did ok in the creative area anyway. I can throw a mean party. Painting, maybe not so much though.
Lolly and I are headed to Sips n Strokes tonight to paint the funky tree. I am hoping my tree turns out more funky than my funky vase. It turned out looking like " uptight women needs to relax"
Monday, November 30, 2009
I once worked with a guy who kept a village up year round in a room in his house. Since downsizing space is at a premium.
Anyone out there have a village? Where do you put it?
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I am amazed that Toy's R Us is opening at midnight, Old Navy at 3:00am. Crazy! Oh I just heard Old Navy is opening Thanksgiving Day from Noon-7:00. That's a new retail low, if you ask me.
So do you love or hate Black Friday?
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I originally saw it on Katy Shops which I try not to visit too often because I always find something I want to buy from reading her blog.
I've seen the calendar with fancier frames but I opted for a basic frame. I don't have the wall space in my kitchen, so it sits on the counter.
Today I realized that my list of favorite blogs is missing. I am not sure how it happened but I will be working in as quickly as possible to get everyone listed again.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Imagine my surprise Friday night when Mister mentions going to his brother's for Thanksgiving. Certain I was going to need to be rushed to the emergency room because my blood pressure was so high, I begin to ask how this went down. I learn
- that 2 weeks AGO was the first sign of trouble, but no word to me.
I hoping for a Thanksgiving miracle. Maybe I'll be visited by 3 turkeys on Wednesday night and wake up Thursday absolutely giddy to get dressed, drive across town, and sit and make small talk.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
On my birthday, I want to say thanks to my mom who taught me that birthdays should always be special and celebrated. I think I've been successful in passing that lesson along.
This is how I plan end my day
It's the last Pokeno of the year and I plan to win my share of prizes and all the money and drink an adult beverage or two minus the fancy dress and tiara. Well maybe I'll break the tiara back out.