Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

1.  There's a lot going on right now, so you may see less of me around here for a while.

2.  Speaking of which, I received a message that my blog's FB page was unpublished because of no activity.  Oops.  I need to fix that.

3.  HAHA!

4.  My Recipes Pinterest board is getting really full.  I'm going to have to break it into categories just to make it easier to find stuff.

5.  It is very hot in my office.  If I point my fan towards me, my face gets icy cold and gives me a headache.  If I point the fan at an angle, I get overheated.  It's a never ending battle.  One I always lose.

6.  This is an awesome idea to keep guests from venturing into ares of your home that are meant to be off limits during a party.

Don't want your guests to venture where they don't belong? Use a mannequin or sewing form topped with a styrofoam wig head then covered with dark fabric then draped in tulle or gauze. Positioned at the top of the stairs-you've created a no go zone!

7.  I may have mentioned before that I have a rather large collection of reusable shopping bags.  I love them and use them all the time.  While packing, I decided to count.  I'm up to 24 bags.  That's a lot!

8.  I have not had a solid night of sleep in at least two weeks.  I don't understand why either.

9. My birthday is in two days!!

10.  I need a really, really good foot/leg massage. 

Friday, July 17, 2015


Dear People Crossing the Street Outside of the Crosswalk and In Front of Moving Cars,

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.  Go across the street in a short, straight line and then turn the direction you need to go.  Trust me, it actually takes less time and the people coming toward you in a car won't need to dodge from hitting you. 

Dear Students Crossing the Second Busiest Road in Town in a Construction Zone,

Please stop and think.  You are a college student and an adult.  You should be smart enough to realize that walkers in a construction zone are not welcome.  Even more so if that construction zone takes the second busiest road in town from 4 lanes to two.  Just stop.  Thanks!

Dear First Apartment,

As the time to move draws nearer, there are many things that I will miss about you.  The giant trees outside my windows, the fountain, the pond, the dog run.  I will miss all of that dearly.  However, I will not miss the 2 am guitar sessions, sharing a wall with my neighbor, or walking through grass and/or mud to get from my car to my steps.  You've been a great first place.

Dear Self,

You really need to take the time to cook nice meals and invite people over to eat them.  Why?  Because you have so many awesome kitchen gadgets and serving ware that you never use.  People enjoy eating in good company.  You enjoy cooking.  Get on it.

Dear Apartment Management,

Thank you very much for finally replacing the broken fountain in the pond after over 4 months of its absence.  Especially since I have just a few days remaining to enjoy it.

Dear Petunias,

You have grown so much and it is quite impressive.  However, you are lopsided.  I have turned you planter many times but you still have one side that grows up and another that grows out and down.  Why?

Dear Hollywood,

Where are these good looking men in the real world and how can I meet them?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

1.  Ugh...summer has come with a vengeance! 

2.  I found my missing watch!  I rediscovered a hole in my purse pocket.  Yes, I knew about this hole before, but since I switched purses for a while, I forgot about it.  By the way, I still haven't fixed it.

3.  While I have been packing my kitchen, I have decided I need to become the woman that always hosts people for meals because I have a lot of kitchen stuff.

4.  I'm going to a movie tonight.

I always sneak food into the movies

Yep, that's me.  This is why it's a good thing to be my friend.

5.  I mentioned last week that I have already started my Christmas shopping planning.  I have already decided on gifts for 2 people.  I just need to buy them. 

6.  Speaking of Christmas, one year I was finished with all my shopping by Thanksgiving.  That was an amazing feeling.  It was also about 12 years ago.  I would like to do that again this year.

7.  I just finished reading the third book of a series.  There is a fourth, but I have a dilemma.  I didn't care too much for the first two books and the third one was barely enjoyable.  I'm not sure I want to read the fourth.  Part of me does because the series would feel unfinished if I didn't.  But would it be a waste of time to read it?  What would you do?

8.  Yes...I am a nerd.

9.  Some people have way too much time on their hands.  How do you even read this?

Coloursnme. Colorful and decorative planner page. Lots of washi and stickers!

10.  I like to make things pretty, but that is a little ridiculous!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Weekend Recap...

I had a three day weekend.  All weekends should always be three days long.  Always.  It usually takes me at least one full day to decompress and get out of "work mind".  This then gives me two whole days to relax.

During this fabulous weekend, I finished reading two books.  One of which I read in one day.  I'm so excited because I am officially over 50% of the way completed on my reading challenge for the year.  I wasn't prepared to finish these two books because now I have no other books ready to read on hand.  Also, all of my books are packed.  

I watched some great movies, took Melody to the park a few times, packed some more,  and got to enjoy nature outside my window.  Somehow, I was able to catch a hummingbird at the feeder along with a butterfly on my carnations. 

Does anyone else like the Rachael Ray show?  I love that show and Friday's episode was really enjoyable for me because the Property Brothers were on.  Fun summer projects and good looking men?  Bring it on!

Typical summer weather has returned to out area.  It came back over the weekend.  The dreaded words are back in the forecast:  "Feels Like".  For the next few weeks, we will be well over 100* with the heat index and humidity.  Awful.

One project I did not do over the weekend was go through the two months of mail/paperwork that has collected.  Oh well.  At least my bills were paid on time.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Random Thoughts

I was having a really rough day yesterday, so I went home early and took a nap.  After waking up, my neck hurt so bad, I could barely move it.  It still feels bad today and it always seems to do this after I reschedule an appointment with my chiropractor.  WTF?

Yesterday's and today's temps are in the lower 70s.  Tomorrow it will be almost 100*.  Ugh.  And with all the rain, it is going to be very, very humid. 

Paying all your bills on time makes you feel so responsible and "adult-like", but boy does it suck to not have any "fun" money.

Seriously, the crafting withdrawals are getting really bad.  But, please refer to previous comment.

The moving boxes are creating clutter all around me at home and it is driving me crazy.  Just 17 days to go.

My birthday is in exactly 2 weeks.  I'm getting old.

I've already started to plan out my Christmas shopping.  Just a little though...