Friday, February 26, 2010

Five Question Friday

Alright....I know it's been too long since I last blogged. Well, here's one to start back. Again, I really should change the title of my blog. Any suggestions?

5 Questions
1. Do you sing karaoke? If so, what is your go to song?
The only problem with this is that I don't want to go to karaoke by myself. It's not nearly as fun. Plus, I don't know who wants to hear me sing 80's stuff. That's probably what I'd choose. I don't really have a favorite song I would always sing. I need someone to go with me. They have karaoke just down the street at the Lake View country club!

2. What is your favorite coffee drink?
It's a skinny cinnamon dolce latte at Starbucks. Mmmmmmmmmm.... coffeee......
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3. If you could choose your own name, what would it be?
Gosh, I don't know. I like my nickname way more than my given name, so I think I pretty much chose it a long time ago.

4. Were you ever bullied?
I guess I would call it bullying when I had a girl that really hated me for some reason in 6th or 7th grade. She called me the "B" word for no reason and was really mean to me for an entire year. My PE teacher told me that she was jealous of me. I have no idea what she would be jealous of? I was just a normal kid that didn't do or have anything special. Go figure.

5. How often do you eat fast food?
Daniel and I probably eat it way too often. I know he does even more than me. I usually get something not as greasy and fattening, but it is fast food. I do like Arby's and will get a roasted chicken sandwich or their chicken salad sandwich. I will also get a chicken salad at taco bell, a wrap at chick-fil-a, or a veggie burger at burger king. Most times I try to stay away from the fries, but sometimes I can't resist!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Here it comes!

Daniel and I slept in this morning since our jobs were closed today. Well, I only slept an hour later than normal, but hey it's an hour longer. I have morning dog "duty" and get to take the boys outside. I was surprised when there was no sign of snow. I even lounged around for another hour and a half and decided I needed to get coffee and maybe Daniel a chicken biscuit. I hung around Target longer than I planned (the place just sucks you in!) and when I came out the snow/flurries were starting to come down, but not bad. I got Daniel a chicken biscuit from Chick-fil-A and ran into Publix real quick. I came back out and it was pouring snow! Big flakes were coming down. To me it's the only reason for cold weather because I can't stand it otherwise. The snow wasn't sticking in McCalla/Bessemer. It was really coming down and sticking the closer I got to home. Woohoo! Well, here are some pics from the start of the snow. No sticking on the roads yet thank goodness! I only worry about if the snow continues, what will happen with the Casting Crowns concert tonight?
It started sticking right when I got home.


The deck was already covered in snow.

Only 30 minutes after I got home.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentines Truthful Tuesday

Since Valentines is Sunday, I figured I'd do a Valentines-themed Truthful Tuesday:

I really, really dislike Valentines Day. Why? Because I have to share that day with everyone. What's the problem with that? Because it's my birthday!

At first it was kinda fun when I was a kid because it would always be pink and red hearts themed birthday and that's cool for a girl. But then, as I got older, and my friends got boyfriends, it started not to be cool anymore to have a Valentines birthday. No one cares about my birthday because they are too caught up in themselves and what wonderful thing they are going to get for/from their significant other and what romatic stuff they will be doing. Plus, I can't even go out to eat on my birthday and celebrate because everyone else has reservations and is out to eat too. I will have no less than a 2 hour wait to go eat ON MY BIRTHDAY!

Bitter? Not at all. What makes you think that?

Well, it also stinks because Daniel is not a big believer in Valentines Day either. He calls it Hallmark 1800Flowers Hersey Day. He thinks it's just a big, made-up holiday for those companies to go from the red to the black. But, as a girl....I want the "cheesiness" sometimes. I want a romantic day and it's just made 100X worse because it's my birthday too. I went through a spell where I didn't even want to buy Valentines cards and candy for anyone, including my significant other because I was sooo selfish about it being my birthday. I'm not THAT selfish anymore. I'll buy valentines cards for the kids I work with and co-workers and a few little items for Daniel. But is it because I at least want some kind of recognition? I don't know.

Well, the past couple of birthdays have completely stunk. I've done nothing for my birthday. I started feeling that this birthday would be the same or even worse because it's a big birthday....the big 3-0. Ugh! I don't want to turn 30 and I certainly don't want to turn 30 by myself. I really just wanna curl up in a ball and hibernate. This stems sort of, feeling like a complete loser, when trying to have parties at my house and hosting other get togethers at church. They all seem to bust and fail because hardly anyone shows up. I actually had attempted several things in which NO one showed up. I was feeling like a total failure and a loser until 2 of my friends and former co-workers at Children's Hospital told me they wanted to throw me a birthday party. I was completely floored and wanted to start crying. I still do almost cry everytime I think about it. I can't believe that they would want to do that for me! I hope people show up, but if they don't, I know that those 2 are good friends and will have a great time with them anyway.

Won't you join me for my birthday party?!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Five Question Friday

1. What are you most afraid of?
There are several things I'm afraid of: hurting someone, losing someone close by them leaving me, not being in control of things (yes, Daniel, I'm admitting it), and I'm afraid of failing. I'll spare you the details because I'm afraid of opening up as well...

2. Do you use a flat iron or curling iron?
I use curlers, not a flat iron or curling iron. Are you kidding me?! I'd totally be a burn patient if I tried using one of those. Not to mention that my hair would look completely horrible. I'm not even sure why I bother curling my hair because it doesn't last. It just kinda curls it under a little bit. Oh well.

3. Hands-free or phone to the ear?
I do like using speaker phone when I'm busy with my hands, but I mostly hold my phone up to my ear. That is, when I'm talking and not texting. I cannot stand those ear-buds or bluetooth ear thingys though. I can't have it in my ear longer than 5 minutes before it starts hurting. I don't know how the CTU agents can wear them all the time. If I lose my hearing, I just don't think I could wear hearing aids either. I'll just have to learn sign language and read lips.

4. Do you have a matching bedroom set?
I do have eclectic tastes, but my most of my furniture belongs together in each room including the bedroom. It didn't use to be that way, but when we bought our house, it had to be done! It just looks more complete, homey, and not so college-like.

5. Do you believe in the paranormal?
I find the paranormal interesting. I believe in the paranormal in the sense of the holy spirit, angels, and demons. As far as ghosts and things of that nature, I find it fascinating. I watch Ghost Hunters and other paranormal shows like that. I would watch "Unsolved Mysteries" when I was home alone after school. It would come on just as it was getting dark outside and I hadn't turned the house lights on yet. I used to freak myself out! Now, I'm skeptical. I have never personally experienced anything paranormal or unexplained and I have yet to see evidence that can truly be explained as ghostly in nature - even all the tv shows. Because, it's tv. There can be manipulation through creative editing. I think I would have to personally see it and probably several times before I'd truly believe it. But I am still intrigued by those shows.

It's I don't care Friday

In continuing with hoops and yoyo it is "I Don't Care Friday". Did you get your important powerpoint thing done that was an emergency? No, because it's I Don't Care Friday! It can wait until Monday! Who's ever felt like this? Or who hasn't felt like this? It's sad, but I sometimes feel like this on days other than Friday. Couldn't everyday be the weekend? Wouldn't that be nice? So have a great day and don't worry about those huge projects that need to be done, because it's I Don't Care Friday!

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's Second Guess Thursday!

Some of you may know that I LOVE hoops and yoyo. They are these cute little characters that were first found on hallmark.com. Well, in their world it's Second Guess Thursday. It's a day where you just can decide anything and second guess yourself. I tend to have "second guess day that ends with 'y'!" (everyday for those of you who didn't understand). Hehe. Hoops and yoyo just brighten my day, so here's a link to the second guess thursday e-card. Watch and enjoy!
Should I have posted this to my blog?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Getting to know YOU Sunday (on Monday)!

1. Do you iron your sheets?
Uh, no. Who in their right mind irons sheets?! I rarely even iron clothes. I just throw things in the dryer and it works pretty well. Takes less time too!

2. Your dream car is....?
I don't really have a dream car, but I'd like a sporty convertible someday. Can't stand what the wind does to your hair, but I want one anyways! Side note: My dad bought his dream corvette in the past couple years and then his regular car died, so now he's having to drive his 'vette all the time. I don't think I'd want to drive it all the time, especially in the rural counties that I serve. I also like old, restored cars too. It's just nice to see one because of the workmanship back then and knowing that it still works. They don't make cars like that anymore.

3. Do you have an innie or an outie belly button?
I have an innie, but I'm not showing you for proof!

4. What meal do you look forward to the most..breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
I think I look most forward to lunch. Not necessarily to eat, but because it breaks up the work day. I usually do things during my lunch time, like go to the bank, etc. You know, get things done that you can't do after 5pm or on weekends.

5. Favorite mascara?
I don't wear mascara on a daily basis because it bugs the heck out of my eyes. And then wearing contacts, it just makes a mess. I only wear it for really special occassions and there aren't many of those. But it has to be waterproof when I do wear it.

6. What would you say your decorating style is..traditional, modern, eclectic, country, french country, shabby chic, etc..?
I would say I'm eclectic. I love some modern stuff and traditional and antiques....I would say most of my furniture is traditional, but I do have the world's most comfortable purple velvet couch.

7. Have you ever been skinny dipping?
I can't say that I ever have...just something about being modest and always have the fear that someone or some animal will take my clothes while I'm in the water. (You always see that in the movies/tv)

8. I hate the smell of...?
Are you really asking this?! Um, tons of things. Rotten food, baby formula spit up, Beanie's gas, Daniel's gas...the list can go on. I have a very sensitve nose. Even "good" smells can be bad to me if it's too strong. I can say that I don't have a strong gag reflex though in response to smells which is a good thing because I used to be the "throw-up girl" when I was a PT tech. I worked with a PT that couldn't deal with vomit and would always stick me with the bucket...lovely.