Friday, November 30, 2007

Disaster Area

That describes my house right now.

I've been neglecting it this past week. Too busy prepping for Hubby's Italian trip and attending band performances. Now, I must face the consequences. Dining room table is full of Christmas decorations to be put out and fall decorations to be put away. I noticed this morning that I REALLY need to vacuum the living room - pine needles every where. However, it's worth the mess for that wonderful Christmas tree smell.

Guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend. But if I get it all done, I can play Rayman Raving Rabbids. Love those bunnies!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Italian Chocolate

That's what Hubby will be bringing back for me from Torino, Italy!

I can't wait - it's soooooo good. Much better than anything we can get in the States. I'll be sure to post some pictures of the goodies he brings home. They are just as delicious to look at as they are to eat!

Sunday, November 25, 2007


I hope that everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving. I did. My brother and sister-in-law came to visit for the weekend. We had a blast. I'll post pictures next time.

Right now, I'm trying to do laundry, finish putting up Christmas decorations, putting away Fall decorations and countless other little things before going back to work tomorrow. It's always something. Oh and this past weekend kicked off the holiday shopping season. Yippee!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

So Proud

That's me. I'm so proud of my son. This morning as I was dropping him off at the middle school, he took the time to help a fellow classmate. The young lady had dropped some papers as she was getting out of her parents' car. S stopped and picked the papers up for her. Watching him do that brought tears to my eyes.

Guess Hubby and I are doing something right. :)

Monday, November 12, 2007


That's what we heard last Monday evening. Hubby and I were enjoying the peace & quiet after a busy day. The kids were in bed, I was reading, Hubby was surfing and MNF was on in the background. All was right with the world. Until...

Thud!Crash!Thud! "Did you hear that?" I asked Hubby. Cautiously, we made our way to our bedroom, through our bathroom to the closet where we found two of the shelves had fallen. Of course, they were loaded up with Hubby's shirts and pants among other things on the top shelf. What a mess! The shelving hadn't been secured into the studs and had ripped chunks out of the drywall when it fell. NOT a good thing!!! That's what you get when the builder has inexperienced people working for them. Grrr...

Anyway, we picked up the clothes, cleaned up the mess and fixed the drywall. Hubby rehung the shelves and put the screws in the STUDS (where they should have been in the 1st place). Now, we're checking all of the shelves that the builder put up. Don't want that to happen again. Especially in the kids' closets.

We can laugh about it now, but we are very grateful that it didn't happen in the middle of the night.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

10, 9, 8,...Meme

Favorite Color: pink
Favorite Food: tomato-basil bruschetta
Favorite Month: November - Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday
Favorite Song: "Follow You Down" - Gin Blossoms
Favorite Movie: Chocolate
Favorite Sport: Football!
Favorite Season: Fall, followed closely by spring
Favorite Day of the Week: Friday
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cherry Garcia
Favorite Time of Day: early evening

Current Mood: Refreshed - just woke up from a two-hour nap
Current Taste: Mint toothpaste
Current Clothes: black yoga pants, pastel tye-dye t-shirt, socks & tennis shoes
Current Desktop: trees in full autumn color
Current Toenail Color: nothing
Current Time: 4:19 PM
Current Surroundings: desk in the breakfast nook
Current Thoughts: I need to swap clothes from washer to dryer.

First Best Friend: Dawn
First Kiss: Chris (1st bf in hs)
First Screen Name: soccermom_35824
First Pet: black cockapoo named Missy
First Piercing: ears (at age 8)
First Crush: Chris
First CD: Phil Collins "But Seriously," I think.

Last Cigarette: nope, no way!
Last Drink: Water
Last Car Ride: yesterday afternoon after a morning of shopping with the girl
Last Kiss: about 3 hours ago
Last Movie Seen: Foyle's War
Last Phone Call: My Mom
Last CD Played: Michael Buble' Call Me Irresponsible

Have You Ever Dated One Of Your Best Guy/Girl Friends: No
Have You Ever Broken the Law: Yes, speeding
Have You Ever Been Arrested: nope
Have You Ever Skinny Dipped: no
Have You Ever Been on TV: yes
Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn’t Know: no

Thing You’re Wearing: wedding rings
Thing You’ve Done Today: cleaned house, laundry, taken a nap
Thing You Can Hear Right Now: football game on tv
Thing You Can’t Live Without: husband
Thing You Do When You’re Bored: read or surf the net

My bedroom
Bathrooms (I cleaned house today)
Laundry Room

My husband
My mom
Once upon a time, my dog.

Black or White: black
Hot or Cold: cold

To travel to Italy

I stole this one from tenseteacher. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


It's with a heavy heart that I post this. My parents beloved border collie, Sadie, passed away last night after a short illness. We will miss her terribly.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Must be doing something right...

I received a complement (sort of) today. One of my co-workers walked up to me as I was leaving my desk to go to lunch and said "I want to know how you've lost all your weight?" Ummm...dunno?! that's what I was thinking, but what I said was "I'm counting carbs and exercising." Upon which her response was "that's a lot of work" and a disgusted look. I guess I've finally figured out that winning the battle of the bulge is going to take some serious work/commitment and a change of lifestyle. That and watching my hubby getting fit by doing the same thing (he didn't have any weight to give up, mind you). He looks really good!!

I am much more active now than I ever was in my 20's and early 30's. I'm feeling the need to get into shape for my health and the fact that once I hit 40 it's even more difficult to get rid of the extra pounds. While I'm not aiming to get back to what I weighed at 23, I would like to be more fit and possibly come off the bp and cholesterol meds. As I said a couple of weeks ago, I'm on the countdown to 40 and I want to make a big difference in my health and appearance. It makes me feel really good that just the few changes I've made so far are actually working. Yippee!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Meme randomness

Just some random information about me. I "stole" this from TenseTeacher, 'cuz you know, she's the queen of the memes. Enjoy!

What is your Zodiac Sign?

What makes you feel like a kid again?
Jumping on the trampoline - but after having two kids, the bladder doesn't like all the up and down

What is your weakness?
shoes and purses - one can never have too many

What candle scent is your favorite?
Autumn Wreath and Sweet Pea by Yankee Candle

What is your nationality?

What kind of music do you dislike most?
Rap - it's annoying

What sport do you dislike most?
ennis & basketball

What is your favorite drink?
Let's see...Diet Coke, Pellegrino, coffee and peppermint tea (hot, of course)

Are you a good kisser?
I'd like to think so, but you'd have to ask Hubby.

Can you cook?
Darn right I can! I love to cook - would much rather do that than eat out.

Do you go out with your friends often?
Nope - I'm a homebody and proud of it.

What was your favorite toy as a kid?
Spirograph and Barbie's Dream House.

What’s your favorite movie?
Dr. Zhivago b/c Hubby proposed during it and Chocolate 'cuz Johnny Depp is really sexy.

Last time you were in trouble?
Oh, probably sometime last week. I'm always doing something wrong at work.

Whats your favorite sports team?
College: Arizona State SunDevils and Tennessee Volunteers
Professional: Indianapolis Colts 'cuz I enjoy watching Peyton Manning play.

What kind of phone do you have?
A pink Motorola Rzr - luv it

Have you ever been to a strip club?

What’s in your CD player?
House: You know I'm not really sure - Ryan Adams, I think.
Van: Nothing

Are your toenails painted?
No, I took it off a couple of weeks ago. I will repaint when I can wear open-toe shoes again.

What was your first alcoholic beverage?
Bartles & James wine cooler - yeah, I know it's not a real alcoholic beverage.

Do you have a crush on anyone?
George Clooney, Rob Thomas, Johnny Depp, just to name a few

Have you ever been on an airplane?
I've flown just about all my life (parent's worked for the airlines), but I don't enjoy it anymore.

What’s in your shower?
Ours: Tresemme shampoo
Mine: Dial Lavendar shower gel, pouf, MK 3n1 facial bar, B&BW Peony shower gel, razor, pumice stone
Hubby's: Irish Spring soap, washcloth, Head 'n Shoulders shampoo

Do you have an iPod?
No, but I have an mp3 player that I love.

Mac or PC?

Are you getting along with your parents?

Do you wear jewelery?
Yes - I always wear my engagement ring, wedding band, 10th anniversary ring, my diamond necklace and earrings (both of which Hubby gave to me for Christmas).

First thing you think when you wake up?
Must relieve the bladder and then shower.

Have you ever gone scuba diving?
No...I'm not interested in doing that.

What’s on your feet right now?
Nothing, I kicked my fuzzy socks off sometime during the night.

What’s your dream car?
I don't really have one - Hubby has a new, red Mustang GT Convertible which is really nice.

When is the last time you kissed someone?
Last night before I went to sleep

What’s your favorite smell?
cookies baking, fresh coffee, stargazer lilies, pumpkin pie/bread

Are you modest?
Not as much as I used to be, having kids erases most of that.

What cell phone carrier do you use?

Have you gone to a prom?
Once and didn't enjoy it.

How do you take your coffee?
Home: with Coffeemate FF Hazelnut creamer
Out: Starbucks NF Latte with SF Hazelnut flavoring

Do you care what others think about you?
Not as much as when I was a teenager. However, if someone has an issue with me I'd like them to come to me and not talk about me behind my back.

What do you do when you’re driving?! If I have the kids with me, which is most of the time, we talk and sing along to whatever is playing. If it's just me, I relish the peace and quiet. With Hubby, we talk or just enjoy each others company.

What’s the last thing you ate?
Maple/Brown Sugar Shredded Wheat bites.

Wal-Mart or Target?
Seriously?! Target, of course.

What do you think of your last ex?
Don't remember - I've been with Hubby for 20+ years, he's what's important to me.

Do you kiss and tell?
Nope, what's said at home stays at home.

Are you a good speller?
Yes, but sometimes I need to double check with a dictionary.

What’s on your mousepad?
"Leadership Excellence Principles"

What taste is in your mouth?

What is your favorite snack?
Popcorn and cheese

Is your hair curly or straight?
It has some wave to it, but I try to dry it straight.