Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ushering 2009 Out In Style

In baggy sweat pants drinking a glass of merlot eating a piece of pie.

Truth be told, I'll probably be asleep before 10:30. I'll need my rest for the sugar detox that's sure to follow these last couple of weeks.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What Lies Ahead

In preparing for 2010, I started reading this book. Seems my main two focuses most years are losing weight and getting rid of stuff/organizing.

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

Brrr its cold

Almost 20yrs of living down South has greatly diminished my winter survival skills and my ice removal abilities.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Stuck In The Middle

I saw this at Target last night. Middle Sister Wines ($9.99) and we're all about cheap wine at The House of Fowler.

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

Overwhelmed, Over Stressed, Over Stuffed

That's how I feel right now. I leave for Indiana on Thursday and I feel like Christmas has snuck up on me with so many last minute things to do before leaving. But I know once I hit the front door of my parents house everything will be fine. I'll feel like a 12 yr old again.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I was given the Happy 101 award from the super cute The Wife at The Cobia Family.

The Rules:

  1. List 10 things that make you happy.
  2. Top 10 bloggers that brighten your day.
10 Things That Make Me Happy:
  1. Traveling
  2. Running
  3. Watching a good movie
  4. Hanging out with Lolly
  5. Comments on my blog
  6. Taking care of Mister and Lolly
  7. Seeing God work in my life
  8. Reading a great book
  9. Returning home to visit my parents
  10. Getting things monogrammed
10 Bloggers That Make Me Smile:
  1. Jennifer at The Pink Chick
  2. Elizabeth at The Thirty Divas
  3. Sasha at Sasha Says
  4.  Coco at Coco’s Cuckoo World
  5. Cathe at Just Something I Made
  6. Martha at Elizabeth Hill Cottage
  7. Wendy at A Southern Accent
  8. Kenady at being me ...
  9. Muffy at Muffy Martini
  10. Hopsy at Monograms and Manicures

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Freak of the Week

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?

Catholic Panic

I read this tweet a few minutes ago from @AndrewWarner
the whole office building is empty today because it's Immaculate Conception day in Buenos Aires. I might be the only one on my floor.

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

Win Win

Lolly left on Saturday for a week in Orlando with her Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin.

She just sent me this picture. She's having a great time. (win) and I didn't have to endure Disney. (win)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Alway Comes Early

for me and probably a lot of you. I do my best shopping for myself during the holidays. I use to feel bad about it but now realize that it's just because I am out shopping more and there are more deals. It just makes sense.
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

Your Sister is the Creative One

that was a quote from my mother when I was younger and told her I wanted to go into design.

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"