Thursday, July 28, 2011

Some fun, odd, random things about.............ME

I've been procrastinating at work all morning so I might as well take some more time and finally post this...a post about me.  Enjoy!

  • I want a tattoo but I'm too chicken
  • I want another baby but I'm too chicken
  • I'm not perfect (shocker, I know)
  • Neither are my children
  • I once wrestled in green lime jello in HS for a fund raiser
  • I love to read historical novels laced with fiction and non fiction, works from Phillipa Gregory, et al.
  • I once wanted to be an archeologist
  • I once wanted to be an oceanographer
  • My current job is assistant controller
  • I failed  accounting in graduate school
  • I almost got kicked out of graduate school b/c I failed accounting
  • I suck at math
  • I can't stand to see an unmade bed
  • I started an at home decorating class, I never finished
  • I have my real estate license
  • My house is a mess and it's killing me.
  • I love my children to death but sometimes, I just need to get away on my own
  • I dream about being on What Not to Wear, getting $5000 and new clothes and a great haircut from ted Gibson
  • I like looking pretty
  • I'm vain (see above)
  • I have a very low self esteem
  • Somedays I think about packing up and moving somewhere new.
  • I miss my dad
  • I am making a quilt for my king sized bed in my Master bedroom
  • I love to take pictures and would love to have time to take more pictures.
  • I've dreamed of owning my own business.
  • I love ice cream
  • I lived in Mobile, Alabama
  • I think I broke my toe
  • I very much dislike my hair
  • Sometimes I have no idea who I am or who I'm supposed to be
  • I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up
  • I think I'm addicted to Target
  • I should probably get to work


Monday, July 25, 2011

Need to make some changes

I need to make some changes and I need advice and encouragement.  Time and energy would be nice too but I know you all can't help me there.

I am the heaviest I've been since I had Ava.    I know it's just a number but it's a number that I don't like and I don't like the belly roll I see when I am sitting down.  So, I need to do something about it.  But what?  And when?  While my life might not be as crazy as others, it is crazy enough for me.  I can barely drag my @ss out of bed at 6:30am to get myself and the girls ready for camp and the time I get the girls down and lunches made...well, I'm drained.  And yes, I know that DH can and should pitch in but he needs to loose at least 50 pounds and I need to support him on that.

I have to face reality here.  I'm 40 years old.  The weight is going to be harder to take off and keep off.  But I don't want it to get out of control either.  So, I have to start doing something.  The latest trend is running...and I THINK I want to jump on that bandwagon and give it a try.  At the very least, I have to start walking....Maybe I will have to drag my @ss out of bed at 5;30 and do it then.  I just don't see any other way around it.  This way hubby can walk at night and I will deal with the girls.

I have also come to the realization that I have really bad posture.  I slouch...a lot. It's now I'm making a concerted effort to rectify that as well.

I need to also stop picking at my nails and cuticles.  It really is pathetic.  Again, I'm 40 and my nails are well....yuck.

So, will the few of you that ready my blog help me, give me advice?  Encouragement?




Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pictures on the beach

This past weekend, while John was on a golf weekend birthday gift, I took the girls to my mom's beach house.  I had an idea for a photo shoot.

My dear friend T in Alabama had sent the girls dresses that her girls had previously owned.  Grace and Ava would never really have a real opportunity to wear them for any occasion (we just aren't THAT formal).

So, getting to my idea....what if, just WHAT IF...I took the dresses to the beach and took pictures of the girls while flying a kite (they had to have fun while doing this).

The pictures are good...not great...but good.....

So, without any further ado.....enjoy.

Friday, July 15, 2011


I am tired tired tired today.  John is gone.....and I am tired.  Have I mentioned that I'm tired?

Wednesday was obviously a bad hair  day for me.  Yesterday was, not so bad.  See...  well, I guess you can't because for some reason I can't upload the file.  But I do actually look a bit better..helps to have color next to my face as well.  Today I have purple on.

I am in single mom mode for the next few days.  John is off golfing in VA...his birthday present from me and the girls.  I really don't mind being alone with the girls...sometimes it's easier.

Tomorrow we are headed to the beach.  I have an idea for a photo shoot for the girls...let's hope they cooperate.

It's my work from home afternoon. YEAH!  I get to finally make the laundry....listen to music....

Last night after John left the girls and I went to Pennington Quilt Works....yesterday started their clearance sale and they were open late.  I got some Amy Butler fabric to make pillow cases for the new sofa for the basement and the girls each got three fat quarters.  I made their dolls sleep sacks out of two of the fat quarters.  They want pillows for the third piece but I'm not really sure how to go about and do that.

I haven't cut out the patterns for the tops yet either.  I looked at them and well...maybe next summer.  :(  I'm just not comfortable with my skills to try it on my own.

I finished my Amy Butler quilt top last week.  Mom took it earlier this week...will trim it up....and get the back on and take it for quilting sometime soon (if she can pull herself away from the beach house).

Speaking of beach house, I am taking the girls there tomorrow morning for the weekend.  Should be fun!



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bits and Pieces

I was going to call this post "This and That" but I've done that too much.

I don't have anything of mind blowing importance to say..I never do but I'm feeling a bit funky at the moment.  I'm tired and bored at work and completely unmotivated as well.

My house is a complete disaster area and it's stressing me out but I'll have to live with that for a bit longer.  The basement remodel has is just about all cleaned out.  It is all framed.  I now need the electrician to start.....and finish....inspection...then dry wall, taping and mudding, drop ceiling, painting, trim work, carpet (not necessarily in that order).

My garage is a dumping group of things to keep and give away.  My plan was to donate most of the items to my churches rummage sale.  However, drop off for that isn't until the end of August and I'm not sure I can live with it anymore.  I might call Vietnam Vets and have them take 1/2 of what's in there.

There is stuff piled up in the dining room and living room....stuff that John needs to go through and determine if he's keeping or not.  If he's not keeping it, he's selling it on Ebay.  That is a HUGE HUGE HUGE stressor for me.  A HUGE one.  I'm trying to deal with it...thank God for my meds because I'm not sure how I'd be dealing with it without them.  I'm trying to be patient.....they JUST started working this past weekend but......

It's been almost 6 weeks since my haircut from hell....and it still looks like crap.  See here....

The color is so dull and makeup is dull and lifeless.  I don't know what to do with it.  What style? What color?  Who do I go to????????

I need to start personal 4 letter word.  Not even to loose weight just to get into shape.