Thursday, November 8, 2012

Days 3, 4, & 5 of being Thankful

Sooooo, I'm having to play catch up now.

Day 3: Neighbors!

We have great neighbors! I grew up in the neighborhood where we live and aside from a few houses, most everyone is the same.  There are a few changes, but they are positive ones!  There is one man in the neighborhood that is like the 'pillar' of the neighborhood.  He is the greatest.  You won't find another like him at all....

Day 4: Internet/Facebook

This is a mixed thankful ;)  I have 'met' some awesome people over the years - thanks to the internet.  I have dated a few guys that I met - thanks to the internet.  I have met some people I wish I hadn't - thanks to the internet.  I still talk to people I haven't seen in 20+ years - thanks to the internet.  Facebook has been a great tool to get back in touch with people that I thought I would never talk to again.  It's been 15 years since I first used the internet or went into a chat room.  KDF in Nashville used to be a rock station and had a chat room.  I met some *AMAZING* people from that room!  Jenny (my bff I mentioned previously) for one!  Chris A, Vivy (Which I have yet to meet face to face!), Leah W....good times, good times.

Day 5: Bug's preschool

Bug goes to Grow in Grace Preschool...It's at our church and this is her 3rd year.  She LOVES school! She is so sad when she doesn't get to go.  We both have made friends through the school.  Hopefully, friendships that will last forever.

I have a few more days to catch up on...maybe tomorrow!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 2 of being Thankful

Day 2: Thankful for my friends

I have been blessed over the years with lasting friendships.  Let me tell you a bit about a couple of them. 

My best friend, Jessica, and I met in high school and worked at Wal Mart together.  We had a lot of fun adventures through the years and then we had about 9ish years when we didn't talk.  Not upset with each other or anything, our lives had just taken us in different directions.  Once we started talking again, right before the birth of my daughter and her youngest son, we picked right up where we left off.  Now, we text everyday.  She lives on the other side of the country, but that doesn't mean we aren't close.

My other best friend, Jennifer, and I met in a chat room.  Her then boyfriend and I had gone to high school together.  Their relationship didn't last, but our friendship did.  We had some good times and discovered our redneck girl sides together.  Through lots of laughs and lots of tears, we shared our lives.  She was with me when I married in 1999, and came when my daughter was born in 2008.  John and I were at her wedding to the love of her life in 2007.   She passed away in August of 2011, and I miss her terribly.  I know in a sense she is always with me.

These are just 2 of the phenomenal friendships that I have...there's not enough room to list them all and what all they mean to me.  I hope they know that I treasure the times we have spent and will spend together. 

That's the end of day 2.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day 1 of being Thankful!

Since today is November 1st, it's become a "tradition" of sorts on Facebook to post 1 thing you are thankful for every day in November.  So, here I am going into more detail than I can in a status.

Day 1: I am thankful for music.

The CMA's just went off (Country Music Awards for those unaware), and I watched almost the whole thing.  Bottom line: I just love music.  Rock, Metal, Country, Contemporary Christian, etc. I have sooo many songs that I absolutely love.  Songs/Music speak volumes when words just won't cut it.

"And I wonder if I ever cross your mind" -- Lady Antebellum
"Funny how a melody sounds like a memory" -- Eric Church
"Now you're just somebody that I used to know" -- Gotye

I mean...those are all very valid statements...they just happen to be from songs.  I'm so emotional with music.  I can relate a song for almost every memory I have.  Wanna try me? LOL

I'm not musically inclined at all, but that doesn't stop me from loving music.  Bug loves music, too! I'm soooo glad.  I guess this will wrap up my first night.


Monday, August 13, 2012

FMM: In the Kitchen

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here and over at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!
In the Kitchen

1. How often do you cook at home? Not nearly enough...maybe 3-4 times a week
2. Do you eat more fresh produce, frozen or canned produce? Frozen
3. What are a few unusual staples that can always be found in your kitchen? I don't think I have anything really unusual.
4. Look in your fridge, then tell us about the healthiest thing in there.  Green grapes
5. Now share the most unhealthy thing in it. Mayo
6. Do you eat leftovers? yes
7. Do you use coupons at the supermarket? Not usually.
8. How often do you try new recipes? Not very often, but I have a ton of them posted on Pinterest!
9. Do you make grocery lists? Do you stick to them? Sometimes I do make lists...I try to stick to them.
10. If you could buy one food item that would magically be calorie-free, which item would you choose?  Chips and dip

Your turn!  Answer your questions and leave a comment!

Monday, August 6, 2012

FMM: A Little More Personal

Linking up at All The Weigh for Friend Making Monday!  These questions look pretty cool, and since it's my BIRTHDAY I thought I would blog!

1. Are you a morning person?  Not in any sense of the word.

2. Are you an introvert or extrovert? I think I'm a little of both.  It really just depends on the circumstances I'm in/around.

3. Are you addicted to anything? Yep. Sun Drop and Mexican food.

4. How many times have you been in love? Wow. That's pretty personal.  I think twice.  You know, you can say it all day long, but there's also a feeling that goes along with it.  I have it with Hubs now, and I've had it once before.

5. What is your position on politics?  I think Obama needs to go.  I tend to lean more to the conservative side of things, although I don't feel like I really 'claim' a party. I mean, I voted for Bill Clinton in the 90s.   I think it's more about the candidate and the issues than it is about the party.

6.  Are you religious?  I like to think of it more as a relationship than being religious.  I do go to church weekly and have a strong belief in God.

7. Would you prefer backpacking or a luxury hotel?  HOTEL - no contest there!

8. Do you have/want a pet?  We have a family dog. Technically, she is my mom's dog, but she is still part of the family.  I figured out I am good with pets as long as they are someone else's!

9. Are you a sports fan?  Yes, high school, college, & pro football!!!!!!!

10. How often do you brush your teeth?  2x a day

11.  Do you have tattoos and/or piercings?  My ears are pierced 2x each.  I want a tattoo, but I don't know what or where.

12. What's your favorite clothing brand?  I don't really have one.  Plus sizes aren't too fabulous you know.

13.  Should a man open doors for a woman?  Absolutely

14. Which season is your favorite?  Fall is my favorite

15. Would you rather eat less or workout more?  How about a combination of both? I really enjoyed working out when I was motivated enough to do it.

16.  What is your idea of romance?  Hmm, I like notes, texts, flowers, etc for no reason.  I think being snuggled up with the person you love is awesome.

17.  How often do you do things outside of your comfort zone?  Not very often at all.

18.  Christmas or Halloween?  I like them both.  I think Christmas edges out just a bit, because of my beliefs about it being about Jesus' birth.

19.  Would you rather live in the country or the city?  I think the country.  Not so far out you have to drive for 30 minutes to get to a store, but far enough where you can enjoy the stars without a street light!

20.  Share your life philosophy.  Be Happy.

Monday, March 26, 2012

FMM: Current Favorites

Linking up over at alltheweigh for Friend Making Mondays

  1. Song - This one is extremely hard because I **LOVE** music.... I guess my most recent favorite is "Shake It Out" by Florence & The Machine
  2. Drink – Sun Drop....I'm trying to make the switch to Diet Dr. Pepper and eventually just water.
  3. Physical feature of the opposite sex (or the sex that you find attractive) – Eyes.  You can tell so much about a person.
  4. TV Show(s) – Smash, Once Upon a Time, GCB
  5. Actor/Actress – Jenifer Goodwin - she makes an awesome Snow White
  6. Book – I'm not reading anything at the moment
  7. Form of communication – My favorite is always in person.  Things can get so muddled through emails, texting, & FB Messages.
  8. Exercise – um....not doing this at the moment...but I do love that ellipitcal!
  9. Food – Salad...I love salads
  10. Quote –  If you have time to breathe, you have time for music!

Friday, March 2, 2012

What a day!

Sometimes those snappy little blog titles just don't come to me.  Like today:  What a day!  That's it? Really?
Anyway, we are under severe storm watch, so what else to do after checking Facebook a million times for weather updates?  BLOG!

I have to say that my friends on Facebook are on it when it comes to weather situations.  I have learned more from them today than from the news stations.  No kidding.  My precious 3-year-old is sitting across from me in the recliner watching Curious George on my phone.  My big kid (aka Hubs) is sleeping soundly on the couch.  I, perched in the other recliner, am keeping an eye on the clouds and flipping back and forth to FB to check for weather updates. 

I hate storms.  It stems from childhood.  My grandmother (Ma) didn't like storms either.  I remember her standing at our picture window (ok...for you folks that don't know what that may be - it's the big front window in your living room) and watching the clouds, wind, rain, whatever it was doing.  She made me stay away from the window because the glass could break and then I'd get hurt.  I do the same thing now, and have for several years.  I watch the clouds & the trees moving.  I don't like Bug being near the window when it is storming.  I have gotten in to the hallway with her once or twice....storms scare me.

So, my scared, cautious, hating storm self is going back to FB & radar to see what is going on.

Friday, January 13, 2012

2011 Recap

1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
Buy a house

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and did you make more for this year?
No, I didn't keep them...and I didn't really make any for this year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes....3 people in fact...My grandmother, my best friend, and a neighbor that I've known my *entire* life.

5. What countries did you visit?
None...I stayed firmly planted in Southern Middle Tennessee.

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
February 26 - the day I lost my grandmother, March 1 - the day of my grandmother's funeral and I looked up and saw Jenny & her husband Sean standing in the back.  They had driven 4 hours to be here for me and I will NEVER forget that, August 12 - the day I lost Jenny, & September 11 - the day Mr. Robinson passed away.

8. What was your biggest achievement for the year?
Learning the ins and outs of settling an estate & buying a house. 

9. What was your biggest failure?
I'm not really sure. 

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
The house

12. Where did most of your money go?
The house, bills, know the usual

13. What did you get really excited about?
I can't really remember being really excited about anything last year....that's kinda sad.

14. What song will always remind you of 2011?
I'll have to get back you on that one.

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:
-Happier or sadder?
I actually think I'm about the same even though some circumstances are different

-Thinner or fatter?
About the same

-Richer or poorer?
About the same.

16. What do you wish you'd done more of?
saved money

17. What do you wish you'd done less of?

18. How did you spend Christmas?
With family :)

19. What was your favorite TV program?
Pan Am

20. What were your favorite books of the year?
I don't remember reading anything last year...I'm sure I did, but I just don't remember.

21. What was your favorite music of the year?
Adele - hands down

22. What was your favorite film of the year?
Breaking Dawn

23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I  I don't remember doing anything on my birthday. 

24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Less stress

25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?

26. What kept you sane?
Music. Music is a cure all. 

27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
Tell people that you love every chance you get that you love them. 
One day you will only get to whisper it in the wind.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Here we are again...

It's 2012...well, it's been 2012 for 7 days.  I've had good intentions about writing a blog everyday.  The words just haven't flowed like I thought they would.  I've got plenty of stuff floating around in this brain of mine - so why can't I just write and get it all out?  Yeah, I don't know either.  So to start this year's blogging madness I will write 12 little things about me.

1. When I fry something in hot oil, I get goosebumps.  When it starts to pop and crack, I get them.  Crazy, huh?
2.  I always run cold water on a hot pan when I put it in the sink. 
3.  I honestly believe my mind is 90% song lyrics. 
4.  I love Mexican food...I could eat it 7 days a week.
5.  I ask 'what-if" way too much.
6.  I have an uncanny knack of remembering names.  I have pretended that I don't remember a name just so I don't look like a stalker. 
7.  I have very little faith in myself.
8.  I have been honored to have a few friends that I could honestly called my best friends. 
9.  I remember when MTV played music videos....and I remember seeing the very first video on MTV.
10.  I think I want to go to Bonnaroo this year.
11.  I love taking pictures....I just prefer not to be in them.
12.  I hope to blog more this year...and tell you about some special people that have been in my life. 

I guess that's it for now...