Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Whatever I want to, Gosh!

Nothing new going on. Same old moron drivers out there pushing my blood pressure to unsafe levels. I had a "run in" w/an extremely RUDE person of the female gender at the W store. Also at a beauty supply store. Which totally does not mean I am in any way the perpetrator of these acts of total lack of manners.
I found out that people knocking on your window at 2:30 in the morning is nothing out of the norm in our neighborhood.
We bought a new T.V. because our old one was crapping out. We chose a new T.V. over a new mattress which we *desperately* need, but you know, you've got to set priorities people!
While watching a famous yellow sponge on our new T.V. I found something he said extremely hilarious and of course no one else gets it or finds it amusing except my 6 year old. Weesaw!
I found a dress for my Christmas party at a shockingly affordable price at a shockingly not affordable store. Then I went back and found another dress I like even better and it was still at a shockingly affordable price. I also found shoes to go w/the dress for only $645! It all evens out in the end, right?*
My hubby just had a birthday, which is fun except that I know a week later I also will be a year older.
I have been going to the gym at least 4 days a week, and even went on Sunday last week and I have yet to lose a single solitary, flippin' pound! I have been using the daily plate and I like it, but Hello! no results, which can't have anything to do w/all the sweets that I eat because those don't really count because it's candy not actual food.
The holidays are quickly approaching, and it's my favorite time of year, but also stressful and full of tons of yummy foods which means after Christmas I will have 4 weeks to lose 20 pounds in time for the wedding. That's totally doable, right? I do have one Christmas present purchased which I may or may not need to take back.
I have developed such an antipathy for the city in which I live, that if I don't get out soon, I may implode! This is great timing of course, because the hubbs just started school and his program will last TWO YEARS, which means it will be at least FOUR years before we can move anywhere. This also probably means that once we do finally move, if that's what we decide to do, it will probably be the biggest mistake of our lives because it's my idea, and I'm stubborn like that, and that's how things go.
Also, the check engine light is still on. Jerk. Aren't they supposed to turn off after a while? Do I really have to take it somewhere to get it looked at? (I'm crumpled on the floor in protest)
Ok, I think ya'll have had enough sunshine and roses for the day! Thanks for stopping by and come again.

*I would NEVER pay that much for a pair of shoes. Or a dress for that matter. Unless it made me look like Eva Mendes...

Monday, October 16, 2006

Full of Hot Air

My brother and his fiance were here this past weekend visiting. We all went to the Balloon Fiesta on Saturday morning. If you've never been, you have no idea what you are missing out on. The Hubbs had to work, so the kids and I were up at 3am, left the house by 3:30, stopped at the ATM and got to my parents by 4. The whole family piled into Grandma's minivan and we headed out to the field by 4:30. Starbucks isn't even open at this time people, that's how flippin' early it is! Anyway, you stand around eating breakfast burritos, doughnuts and even funnel cake, and drink hot chocolate while waiting for the sun to rise so the balloons can get going. It's so much fun and it never gets old to me. We try to go at least once every year. It's so exciting to see the balloons get rolled out and then inflated and everyone claps when they take off.
So, I put a link to some of the pictures we took. I did take a couple of the dorks who wear their shorts, to the Balloon 5 o'clock in the morning. The rest of us have two pairs of socks on, two pairs of pants, three or four shirts, plus a coat, a hat and gloves, but these jokers wear shorts.Anyway, those pictures didn't come out so well, because, hello! it's before sunrise and it's cold! There is also the female gender, and I use that term loosely, that show up in full makeup, and hair all done, dressed like they are going clubbing. Once again, at 5 o'clock in the morning.before October. Whatever. It provides some comic relief for the rest of us.
The best part is when all the "foreigners" go home! Thank you for visiting and don't go away mad, just go away!
P.S. I just set up this account w/flickr and didn't know that the order you put your pictures in is the opposite of what they will show. So, start at the end and go backwards!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Just so you know, I don't like Fall. I don't like the shadows in the middle of the day. It's all windy and chilly outside. I don't like the time change. I don't like the uncertainty of what to wear. It's colder in the morning, but warms up in the afternoon, but cools off again in the evening. Do you put the A/C on or the heater? Do you put your adorable sandals, that you got on sale and have only worn a couple of times,away and bust out the boots, or not quite yet? I want it to be hot or cold. No inbetween.
The Fall is very depressing to me.
On top of this irritating display of weather, my check engine light is on and will not go away. I opened up the hood last night and touched a few thingamabobs, I filled the windshield wiper fluid, and yet is my Jeep happy. No. Honestly, what else is there to do?
10/12/06-On a positive note, I got my pantry cleaned out and my plastic containers organized and the lids tidied up. I got most of my winter clothes out and put away neatly. I just have the kids clothes to switch out and the curtains to clean. It's funny, it's almost like I'm nesting.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


No blogging tonight, I just got my 2007 Ikea catalog in the mail!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

the gifts

We had a very nice anniversary. We went to see a movie, we went to dinner. I got one of these!
The hubbs got one of these!
And the whole night ended w/some whip cream!
Not really. I intended to get a huge brownie blast w/ice cream and brownie, and chocolate syrup and whip cream and NO nuts, but I ate some fries and chicken tenders first and then of course I didn't have any room for the dessert. Which is probably good since I have two and a half months to be ready for my brother's wedding!

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Seven years ago today the Hubbs and I made a lifelong committment to each other.
Seven years ago today, I made the best decision of my life. I married a man who loves me with all his heart. I married a man who puts up with all of my insecurities. I married a man who tolerates my insolence. I married a man who is trustworthy.
We've been through a lot in our seven years of marriage. We are still going through "stuff" and trying to figure things out. We both came into our marriage with a divorce under our belt, financial issues, and we each had a young child. We had a lot to overcome and prove to not only ourselves, but each other, our "friends" and our babies.
Sitting here today, I think we've done pretty good. We pulled ourselves up by the boot straps and our finances look pretty good. We have shown the people who doubted that our marriage would last after only a month of dating, that in fact, it has lasted, and we have stuck together and created a pretty awesome relationship and friendship.
I love my husband now, more than when we first met. He has shown me that I can trust him without a doubt. He has shown me that our family comes first. He has stuck by my side when I made it pretty much impossible.
He is giving and caring, and unselfish. He is an excellent father and role model. He is my best friend.
Thank you baby, for the best years of my life. You keep me on my toes and keep things interesting in life. Thank you for all you've done for me and our family. Thank you for being a friend, a lover, a partner, and my solid source of support.
Thank you for choosing me!