Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ten on Tuesday





1.  Usually the fabulous Alyssa hosts Ten on Tuesday, but in case you haven't heard, she's had an adorable baby boy!  Go over and say hi!

2.  I'm still posting my ten things because I really want to!

3.  I was working on a crochet afghan for Annie and added 5 skeins to it this weekend.  I was almost finished when I laid it out to see how big it was and realized that I had really f*ed it up.  Badly.  I ended up having to take the whole thing out in order to start over.  This was 12 skeins of yarn...

4.  My Goodreads challenge makes me very happy.  For a slow reader, I'm doing so well!  I enjoy seeing that I am 2 books ahead of schedule!

5.  I've had a headache for past day and half.  It doesn't completely go away.  I guess I will have to break out the headache medication.  :(

6.  Do you ever have something that you've had to deal with, that you were excited to see end only to then realize its the damn thing that will never go away?  Seriously having issues dealing with a certain work project.  It will not go away!

7.  I love this:
Walt Disney Pictures presents

8.  Have you visited my IRL best friend?  She's pretty cool, I promise!  :)

9.  The Oscars were on this past Sunday and this was the first time in about 8 years that I didn't watch it.  I actually completely forgot that it was on.  Weird.

10.  I desperately want to make my apartment more inspiring and a reflection of me, but I can't paint because I rent.  The walls are boring almond white.  :(  Does anyone have any recommendations?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekend Recap...



Happy Monday! (?)

Not feeling too hot today, but this weekend had so many great things!  Did you see my post from last Thursday?  Really, go say hi!

Friday:  After work I headed to the grocery store to get snacks for the weekend ahead.  We were going to receive about 2 inches of ice over the weekend with really cold temperatures and I was not heading out in that.  I ended up spending a lot more than I planned, but I got three bottles of wine, some of my favorite cheese, and other snacks and a big magazine.   The rest of the night was a typical Friday night; my night to decompress after the long week.

Saturday:  I had plans to be productive, but instead the only productive thing I did was finish my book and not much else.  I spent the whole day inside with my sweet puppy, who ironically, does not like to snuggle much when the weather is cold.  Even though she doesn't have an undercoat.  Surprisingly, the temperatures reached about 40 degrees, so most of the snow we received last week melted and I was able to take my dog for a walk.  She really liked that. 

Sunday:  I forced myself to clean out my file cabinet.  It's been in desperate need of a clean out for months, but I kept putting it off.  I took my time, and it ended up taking a couple hours.  I managed to clean out a lot of papers I didn't need anymore; most of which need to be shredded.  I still need to organize the files, but at least it is cleaned out.  I spent a lot of time on the floor between the file cabinet and playing with Melody that I am so sore today.  I feel like I did about 100 squats. 


How was your weekend?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

ALL CAPS!!!  LOTS OF EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!  


I HAVE BIG NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU!!!



For years, you have read about my amazing best friend, Mrs. P and her family.  This woman is like a sister to me and we have been best friends for 23.5 years. (Can you believe that, Mrs. P?)  We are really quite opposite, but I think that is one thing that makes our friendship so great.  She's hilarious too!  It doesn't take much for her to make me or anyone else laugh.  Her family is adorable and her and her husband are more in love today than they were when they got married almost 10 years ago.  Seriously, they are so cute, its gross.  :)  I'm just kidding.  It's inspiring actually.

Well, you are probably wondering why I'm waxing on and on about my bestie.  Okay, I will get to it.   I am so happy to announce that Mrs. P has finally entered the world of the internet and has joined the community of online bloggers!  In her words, she has "boarded the crazy train".  She's now got her very own little corner of the internet that she plans to use as a way to share her interest in books, the shenanigans of her family, a major career change, and more! 

She's just getting started, so be sure to go over and say hi!  I've always appreciated the support and virtual hugs I get from my readers and I know she'll like it too.  Who wouldn't like a little encouragement?

What can you expect when reading her posts?  Humor, honesty, a little cynicism (that's one thing I love about her), organizing and crafting projects (I'm so proud!), and so much randomness, you are bound to never be bored! 

So, what are you waiting for?  Go on over and say I sent you!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Weekend Recap...



I'm doing my weekend recap on Tuesday this week because I didn't do a thing yesterday.  Why?  Because it was a Snow Day!!!  I love snow days.  We got enough snow that the campus where I work decided to close for the day.  Awesome!!

Friday:  I went to my parents for the weekend and Friday night was like most Friday nights.  A lot of relaxing after the long week and not much else.  I did enjoy wine and some quality time with HGTV.  I don't have that in my apartment and I love to watch some shows on that station.

Saturday:  It was an early morning; not too bad though.  I got my taxes done and I am so happy to finally have them done.  I've been ready since about the second week of January.  My accountant is so relaxed and patient and very, very helpful.  The best part?  I get a refund!  Yippee!  While I was getting my taxes done, my dad was nice enough to take my car to get the tires rotated.  Thanks, Daddy!  After a nice relaxing afternoon, it was Bingo night!  The crowd was a record breaking 57 people that night.  That's a big deal and everything supports two good causes in my hometown.  I didn't win, but our table had a blast.

Sunday:  I taught a skin care class in the afternoon; thanks Mrs. P for hosting!!  It was a lot of fun and I got some sales, bookings, and referrals from it!  Yay!  I very productive afternoon.  The news kept warning us of snow to start around 3 in the afternoon, but by 5 pm, we still didn't have anything, so I took that as my chance to get home before it started.  Did anyone else watch SNL 40?  I thought a lot of it was funny, but some of it fell short.  It brought back so many memories though from when I used to watch it all the time.

I never believe the weather until I see it, so win I received a message at 6 am on Monday that campus had been closed, I looked outside and was so happy to see about 5 inches of snow!  It was so pretty!  I really like snow.  It's not something I particularly like to drive in, but I really do like snow.  My favorite thing about snow days is just how peaceful they are.  Not many people are out and about, and everything is quiet.  Even the sound of falling snow is quiet.  So, I got to enjoy the Today Show, Rachael Ray, and Friends.  It was a great day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

100 Questions No One Ever Asks (Part 1)

So, I saw this on Katrin's blog and thought it sounded fun.  I always like reading the answers others write, so please share your own answers!


1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?  
Closed...must be closed all the way

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels
I usually bring my own, but I do sometimes take the little bottles home because I think they are cute.
 
3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?  
The bottoms must be tucked in.  I always end up pulling the sides out though.
 
4. Have you stolen a street sign before?
No...I think that's dumb
 
5. Do you like to use post-it notes?  
Yes..All. The. Time...it's an addiction
 
6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
 I usually end up using them, but sometimes they expire before I can use them. 
 
7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?  
Please give me the bear.  I hate bugs.
 
8. Do you have freckles?
 Nope
 
9. Do you always smile for pictures?
 I try to smile because I have bitchy resting face.
 
10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
It really bugs me when people drag their feet when they walk.  Plus, I have misophonia and all that implies.  
 
11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?  
Yes, sometimes without realizing it.
 
12. Have you peed in the woods?
I have.
 
 
13. Have you ever pooped in the woods?  
No...gross.
 
14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?  
Absolutely
 
15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
 No.  Sometimes I will place my pen between my teeth, but I don't chew on it.
 
16. How many people have you slept with this week? 
Well, that's personal!   
 
17. What size is your bed?
 It's a queen size and my 12 pound dog takes up over half of it.
 
18. What is your song of the week?  
I've been listening to 90s Pop radio at work this week, so I guess it would have to be "Crush" by Jennifer Paige.
 
19. Is it OK for guys to wear pink?
Sure

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
I just spent the whole weekend watching Family Guy.  Besides that one, I don't really watch cartoons much, but I did love the Jetsons, the Flintstones, Rugrats, Smurfs, Snorks,....

21. What is your least favorite movie?
Freddy Got Fingered...and anything that can be categorized as "horror"

22. Where would you bury hidden treasures if you had some?
I would hide it somewhere else, not bury it.  I would probably forget where I buried it and I would always fear that someone would find it unexpectedly.

23. What do you drink with dinner?
At home: water or kool-aid; Out:  tea or wine usually

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
sweet and sour

25. What is your favorite food?
Pizza, macaroni and cheese, pasta, Mexican, cheese

26. What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
Pretty much every movie I own.  You've Got Mail, Harry Potter, Disney...

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
My dog

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
Nope


29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
I might pose if it was done tastefully with strategically placed props. :)

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
I haven't written a letter in a long time.

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
Yes

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Nope.  A cop did pull me over once for going 40 in a 35, but he let me off with a warning.


33. Ever ran out of gas?
No, thankfully.  But I have come close many times.

34. What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly.  Or a Roasted Chicken sub from Subway

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
I like a nice bagel (Panera!) or cereal

36. What is your usual bedtime?
About 10:30ish

37. Are you lazy?
Sometimes

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
Lots of things.  Some of my favorites were: an old lady, ballerina, vampire

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
The rat

40. How many languages can you speak?
 Uhh, I took Spanish for a while and know some words, but I can't speak it very well.


41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Not anymore

42. Which are better: legos or lincoln logs?
This is not fair.  Lincoln logs are awesome and I had a great collection growing up, but legos are really cool too.  Plus, they are very colorful.

43. Are you stubborn?
Yep


44. Who is better: Leno or Letterman?
Ugh...if I had to choose, Leno

45. Ever watch soap operas?
No, absolutely not.  Networks, please take them off the air.  They are terrible in more ways than one.


46. Are you afraid of heights?
Heights, no.  Falling, yes

47. Do you sing in the car?
All the time

48. Do you sing in the shower?
Sometimes

49. Do you dance in the car?
Yes

50. Ever used a gun?
I've shot one once a long time ago.  


I can't wait to read your answers!