Monday, June 29, 2009

Not me Monday/ Running on Fumes

Well, as I mentioned last night with my post, I was at work all weekend and last night. Late. Very Late. 4:00 am late (or is that early). As you can see from the picture, this is the clock when I walked into my bedroom after coming home. 4:07 am. Needless to say, being at work at, I mean around 8 was NOT fun. As a matter of fact, it was very hard. I am yawning as I type, and I have hit the backspace button approximately 4,119,827 times already in this post because my fingers are not working. Period. Neither are my eyes. Because this is what I was staring at at 1, 2, 3, and 4:00 am:
Numbers. A LOT of them Percentages to be exact. Let me remind you that I am not a math whiz, or a computer genius and now, you would think that I was a statistical machine who was in love with writing macros in Excel. I majored in political science and communications. Two totally different things. Ha. I did take the opportunity to wear a great University of Alabama t-shirt to work today, since you know getting 3 hours of sleep allows us the chance to dress down even more than we already do. It is getting me pumped up for football season. And now that July is almost here, that means football season is just around the corner! Yay! I can't wait! Football season is going to be very interesting this year. I went to Alabama and my brother went to Auburn, so I have always been used to the sweet, friendly little rivalry that we always have going on every year, but this year will be a little bit different. J went to Auburn with my brother! It is one thing to have a rivalry with your big bro, smack talk is easy, we'll see how it goes! It should still be LOTS of fun and I am definitely looking forward to football season and football parties!!! (If you aren't from the South, or from Alabama, you may not know the deep in state rivalry between THE University of Alabama and auburn university, but it is a big one, and lasts all year long.)

Anyway, sorry about the tangent on football, wearing the shirt this morning got me very excited. Back to my weekend. Since I had to go into work I actually had to stay in town this weekend (this is the first weekend I have done this since the end of April). I got up EARLY on Saturday and got all of my chores done by 9 am. (I had to come into work, get my oil changed and car washed, and clean the house just a little) I then got to play all day. I was in a crafty/creative mood, so when I got home I did a little art project (pictures to come) and even broke out the chalk pastels and charcoal. I had a good afternoon listening to music and being a little creative. I even finished the book My Sister's Keeper (which is good and is not out in theaters).

Sunday, I came into work early again and then decided to iron all the clothes my mom set aside as "you can't wear these until you iron them." I decided I would go ahead while I had the time and nothing else to do. So, I ironed and watched a movie, The Secret Life of Bees. Then, I went into work around 9 pm Sunday and left around 4 am Monday and that brings me back to where I am right now. Tired, running on little sleep, and at work.

Now, if you are here for Not Me Monday. I guess I have already given up everything I did this weekend. But here are a few.....

- This weekend, I did NOT wake up at 4:30 am both Saturday and Sunday and get up to watch the sunrise! It is the weekend, I would have most certainly slept in!
- While coming into work on said Saturday and Sunday mornings, I did NOT stay a few extra minutes to read blogs and catch up with everyone's lives when I could have promptly gone home.
- I am not SO excited about the coming weekend certainly did NOT lay out my clothes and start packing my bags! Why in the world would I start doing that a week in advance?
- I am so not so obsessed with the social media world (Twitter, blogging, etc.) that it has not been one of the first things I do when I wake up in the mornings to check all of the above websites (from my phone before I even get out of bed). NOT Me!

I hope you have enjoyed this long and rambling post, and my half-way NOT ME MONDAY. I will try to post some pictures from my craft project as soon as I take some more. Have a great week!


Working late is not good for my eyes or brain! I am at work and NOT loving it. Our server, internet and phones are all down because of some bad weather here today. But, I am still here (along with a few others. However, this is my 3rd time to be here this weekend! Yay for me! I update you on my weekend when I am noton my Blackberry!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

ABC. Easy as....

123. Simple as do re mi. ABC, 123, baby you and me girl.
So, sad news....Michael Jackson has passed away. What sad news it was for the world yesterday, we first were mourning the loss of Farrah Fawcett, everyone's beloved "Angel" and then we heard the news that Michael Jackson was rushed to the hospital not breathing and that he eventually died at UCLA Medical Center. It was a sad day for Hollywood and the world. I may be a bit too young to fully appreciate Farrah's legacy and impact on the salon industry with her wispy blond locks, but I am definitely not too young to remember the way Michael Jackson changed the music and dance industry. What kid hasn't moon walked, watched the Thriller video over and over to learn the steps, owned MJ's BAD album on tape, or if you are like me, imitated his famous "crotch grab" while standing in your highchair in front of your Southern Baptist preacher's family. Just saying....

But, besides his legacy of great music and dancing like he doesn't have a bone in his body, MJ had so many other things surrounding him, not limited to scandal and humanitarianism. Everyone who is interviewed about Michael Jackson can't say enough about what a nice person he was. Sure, he may have been pretty eccentric in his clothing choices as well as a few other things, but he did more than that. He also had 2 stars on the Walk of Fame, one for the Jackson 5 and one for his solo career. Many people don't realize how much time and money he even devoted to charities. He was in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000 for breaking the record of "Most Charities Supported by a Pop Star." He has personally contributed time and money to at least 39 different charities. That is something to remember about a person, and I think it is pretty cool. Sure he made some bad choices, but he also left a legacy for some that shouldn't be forgotten.

I am sure so many things will come out in the coming days about his death and everyone will be talking about him, but lets not forget the good things. It is sad that it took the death of "The King of Pop" for MTV (Music Television) to actually play music videos! Last night, I couldn't stop watching them. It reminded me of being little and I was surprised at how many songs I actually knew.

Anyway, on a lighter note, I have no big plans this weekend because I have to work. Yes, work! Boo! We have a big project we are working on and someone (that someone being, well, me) has to come in over the weekend and work on it. Sunday, I will even be working while most of your pretty faces will be SLEEPING! :( So, you can dream of me working away at my computer and chugging caffeine (I am NOT a night person). It is almost the 4th of July! That is one of my favorite holidays! Me being the political science major that I am, I am pretty fond of a holiday that celebrates a part of our nation's history! (Nerd, I know.)

Y'all have a great weekend! I will catch back up with you when I can! :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Southern Belle

I thought I would have something profound to say today because last night was a big night on television with the Bachelorette and all. However, I must say that I am very disappointed in Jillian and she is almost not worth my words. She only has a couple of good guys left, maybe they are the ones she is focusing on. If not, she gets what she deserves by keeping some of them around. I think she is an idiot now. I did like her, but not so much anymore, she seems like she needs to grow up a little.

As for Jon and Kate, I am sad for them. But, I can see where it would have never worked in the long run for them. After seeing the show and reading their book, I just don't really get them. It sucks that they have 8 kids to support, but that is a decision that they made. I feel sorry for them, but at the same time, they knew what they were getting themselves into. I just can't imagine being 32 years old divorced with 8 kids. That has got to be tough.

Not to mention that Ed McMahon passed away this morning! Sad day! I used to watch him on Star Search all the time when I was younger!

My mom sent me this cute website today with t-shirts and things for Southern should check it out.

Happy Tuesday! Have a great week!

Monday, June 22, 2009

What a weekend!

Wow, I had a crazy, busy, awesome, fun-filled weekend!! I really need to start getting my camera out more! I always have it with me, I just don't ever use it! With as much as I say I need to start using it, you would think I would learn! Oh well, I guess that just means I will have to tell you......

Friday, I made the trip to Huntsville again for a few reasons.....but one was to escape the heat that is consuming south Alabama in June! Seriously, you can't walk outside if you think you may want to breathe because the air will be taken from you. You can however go outside if you want to feel like you are cooking and want to be dripping with sweat just for going outside. It. Is. HOT. And it is only JUNE. My car said 111 on Friday when I got in my car to make the journey north. Way. Too. Hot.

Anyway, enough about the heat, there is nothing I can, I went to Huntsville Friday and started the weekend with my parents and J at a local Mexican restaurant, Phil Sandivals! It is MY FAVORITE and I try to go there when I am in town because I like their fish tacos! Anyway, it was good and lots of fun! J and I then went across the street to Rosie's (another Mexican place) and got a margarita! It was a lot of fun to just relax after a long car ride and a hot day!

Saturday, J and I spent the day at Bridgestreet and running around town. We had lunch at Surin (a local Thai place) and it was better than I remembered! It was so good! I could eat their coconut milk soup everyday and never get tired of it! We then got ready and drove to Florence to meet J's sister so he could surprise his dad. He hasn't seem him in over 20 years and didn't know J was coming! It was SO much fun! I am glad I got to be part of it and their family was so excited to see him (some of them had never met him). He looks just like his dad and they couldn't get over how handsome J was (of course, because he is and there is no denying that, you should see him). They grilled steaks and potatoes and had more food than you could imagine (along with yummy homemade ice cream)! We got to spend time with Jessica (J's sister) and Dorothy (Jessica's mom). They are the ones who pulled the whole thing off and kept it a surprise for J's dad! (He thought he was getting a delivery from Lowe's and opened his eyes to see J there). Some delivery from Lowe's! HAHA It was a memory I will never forget! They are such a sweet family and I can't wait to get together again! After we were so stuffed, we drove back to Huntsville and spent the evening having a Dos Equis and visiting with my family!

Sunday, we hung out, grilled burgers and made some peanut butter icecream with Resee's Cups! Oh my goodness, this was the best ice cream EVER! Then, we all had to go back to reality and drive home. :( That is always the worst part of a good weekend....leaving. But, June is almost over, so the summer is flying by already. Next up: The 4th of July! That should prove to be a wonderful weekend as well!

Now that it is Monday, I went to the doctor for my check-up. He said everything is going better than he expected. I still have little hearing in my right ear, but it is better than last time. There was nothing on the MRI which is good, and now only time will tell. We just have to wait and let things run their coarse and get better as they will. Even if my hearing doesn't get better in that ear, it will be ok, I have kind of adjusted to hearing things like that and I don't think it will bother me too much! So, here is to a great week! Hope you all have a good one!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. ~ 1 Timothy 4:11-13

Are any of you like me and do your best thinking in the shower? I feel like I do, and I often wonder why that is? I have no clue and I don't wanna figure it out really, I just thought it was cool. They should really invent something (I'm sure someone already has) that will allow you to write things down that you think of while you are soapy and soaking wet in the shower. You are probably asking yourself "Why in the world is she telling us about thinking and writing stuff down in the shower?"
Well, glad you asked, I will just have to tell you......

Sometimes we just get stuck in a rut. Everything just goes around and it is the same day in and day out. You know you are bored and you want or need things to change, we just get so comfortable with the way things are that we don't do anything about it. Well, that was kinda happening to me. I mean, sure everything is going along fine in my life. I have a college education, a decent job, I am independent, and generally happy. I have great friends (although I have recently scaled down and gotten selective with those) a great family, and the cutest dog ever if I must say so myself, and it seems that everything is right where it should be. I can't really complain. Sure, there are always things we would change but all in all, things are just fine.

Well, as you may know from my past posts that I was recently out of commission really because of being sick. Sometimes, I think it takes something to make us be still and realize what we should really be thankful for. Since I have been better, I feel like I have generally become a happier person. It may have something to do with a few changes I have recently made in my life with making/changing relationships with people of all kinds, but I think that I have really, for once just stopped to open my eyes to everything that I am so very lucky to have. Sometimes, I think we forget about them and take them for granted.

Since I started reading blogs and being on FB and Twitter, I realize just how lucky I am. I read stories of people who are single dads like Matt Logelin, people who have children that they have lost like Vickie and Angie, and people who have children who have suffered like Kelly and Jennifer. Even though all of these people come from so many different places, I honestly have found myself incorporating them into my daily life. Whether it be daily checking their blogs to see what is going on, or having something remind me of them and their story, or even just being able to have a conversation with people who know their stories as well, or making sure I keep them in my prayers. That is what I was thinking about in the shower. Even though we live in this great big, huge world, there are so many people who are so much like us. Nice people too, compassionate. I know there are just as many bad ones, but I am not gonna count them. I think it is amazing how our technology has been able to bring so many people together for so many things. Look at Twitter, it has helped save someone from suicide, and it is creating a revolution for a country most Americans love to hate, Iran. Isn't this how everything is supposed to be working? Aren't we supposed to be caring, loving and helpful to our neighbors? Treating others as we would want them to treat us? Isn't this how it used to be, when people would help each other at their houses and give things away to people who needed them, cook for people, give them sugar when they were baking a cake. It seems to me (and maybe I am being so naiive) that that revolution is happening and in a big way. There are people EVERYWHERE who are starting to do this. It is pretty exciting. (And I know that I am not the first one to have realized this.)

That was my revolution in the shower. It made me really happy. I thought I would share. Maybe I am going through educational withdrawals because I am not in school anymore and haven't really had any "profound" thinking experiences in a while, or maybe it is just me getting a new outlook on life. Either way, it is cool, and I like it, and I hope you pick it up!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Cheesiest

So, since for the past week I have been eating and drinking virtually out of one side of my mouth, I have become accustom to eating soft foods and small bites. And drinking through straws....I have to take straws with me if I go somewhere (I forgot that I can't drink out of bottles). Just drinking a bottle of water is an ordeal! Well, two things have become by best friends..... Macaroni and Cheese and the Tervis Tumbler!

First, Macaroni and Cheese is hard to beat. It never gets old. Even though I have just been fixing the kind out of the box, it is still good, and easy to eat! And the Tervis Tumbler is GREAT! First, it keeps things SO cold for hours (which is good in the South where it is already nearing 100 degrees)! It doesn't break, and they are really cute! My mom and I picked some up at Swoozies for fun and it has been great to carry with me this week! It even comes with a lid and a straw, so I don't have to carry them with me everywhere! HAHA

I am feeling a little sluggish this afternoon, trying to get some work done and get caught up, but also trying to not overdo it too much! I don't want to be back to where I was this time last week! Just wanted to give you all a little update! Can you believe it is already Wednesday? This week is flying by and is almost over! It will be FRIDAY and the weekend before we know it!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Back in the saddle....

Well, after a week away from work, going through doctors appointments, the emergency room, lots of questions, and lots of medication. I am back. I may not yet be 100% but I am MUCH better than I was this time last week! I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy as you may or may not have read, there is really no cause and it just comes and goes suddenly. I couldn't hear out of my right ear and couldn't feel/move the right side of my face. The movement is 90% back now, you probably wouldn't be able to tell by looking at me if you didn't know what to look for. I had the MRI on Friday and while I haven't been back to the doctor to get the official results yet, nothing significant was found that raised an alarm. The biggest problem now is to get me from being dizzy, which today it has been 100 times better than I started. I can actually walk around without holding on to something or running into walls! It was a little scary of an experience, but people have been through much worse, and I am thankful I caught it in time and got quick care. I am also glad that have so many people around who helped me out and cared so much. My sweet mom took off all last week (Wednesday through Monday) to drive down and take care of me (about 3 hours). She cleaned my whole house to be like she would have it, cooked for me, and I in turn made her laugh by showing her what would happen if I didn't drink through a straw, or if I tried to pucker my lips (it is quite funny when half your face won't move). I then spent the weekend in Huntsville so she could get home and we could be there instead of at my apartment. Thanks mom! I love you!

Now, I am just trying to get back into the swing of things and get caught up! That is a hard task when you have been out of commission for so long. I feel like I have forgotten how to do normal, everyday things! I am still a little dizzy, but am used to it really and am functioning! Hopefully by the time I go back to the doctor next week sometime, things will be A-OK! :) So, wish me luck getting back into the swing of things. Also, hope that when I finish these steroids, that I will quit being so hungry! HA HA I have seriously eaten like every 2 hours since I started them! They make me hungry constantly! But only a couple of more days! Then, hopefully I will be steady enough on my feet I can start working out again...I have a busy couple of weeks coming up, can't be getting outta shape for all that!

Well, I think that is all for now, I am sure I will have something more interesting to say when I get all caught up! Hope everyone has a great week! Smile when you can, you never know when it might go away! Oh, and speaking of, I am a VERY smiley person, I smile at anyone and everyone I meet, it is just my standard greeting. It is hard to either a. not smile at people because you can't really, or b. have people look at you really funny when you smile with only half your face and look a little off. I don't think I will ever question people again! :) (Just a thought...)

Friday, June 12, 2009


Well, since my last post, I have been to an ENT and have been diagnosed with Bell's Palsy. No ear infection or anything wrong with my ear. Just a temporary paralysis of one side of my face, caused by some kind of damage to the 7th cranial nerve. I have an MRI today to see if we can see if there is something causing it or what. It wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't so dizzy. I am so dizzy constantly that it is making it very hard to move. I feel drunk constantly. The doctor called in some medicine for that (basically high powered Dramamine) but it doesn't seem to be working just yet. Maybe it will soon. Anyway, just keeping you all updated. Keep me in your prayers! I will let you know something when I know!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Can you hear me now??

Wow! What a crazy weekend! I ended up going to the beach to see my mom and her friend and get some much needed sun! Before I left I had the slightest ear ache. I thought it would probably just go away and went to the beach anyway. I didn't get in the water because of my ear (not that I would have anyway). Saturday, I woke up and my ear was worse, hurting in my jaw and down my neck. Well, by Saturday night, the pain was really bad and I couldn't really hear very well. Saturday night I didn't sleep at all because I was miserable. I tried taking Advil and doing ear drops and nothing was helping!! So, Sunday I came home and decided that maybe if I laid down and tried to sleep a little that it would get better, it seemed to be doing slightly better. By 6:00 Sunday, I was in so much pain I was in tears!! So, I had no choice but to go to the emergency room. $150 and about 7 hours later, I was sent home and told I had an ear infection. They gave me an antibiotic, pain medicine, and ear drops (it was way late Sunday night, so no pharmacy was open) and I got them filled the next morning. I spent all day Monday in bed and didn't move. I took my medicine when I was supposed to and laid pretty still all day. Everything seemed to be getting better. Today, I wake up and I can't feel the right side of my face!! That's right, I look like I have been to the dentist and they have shot my whole face up with Novocaine! It is horrible. So, now I am sitting at work, very disoriented feeling with no feeling in the right side of my face, and the same ear pain that I started with!! I have made an appointment with an ENT in town, and I patiently waiting til my appointment today at 2:30. Lets hope it is nothing too serious! I will let you know as soon as I know something!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Oh how I love Fridays.....

Every Friday, not only do I wake up so happy because I know I am 8 hours closer to the start of my weekend, I ALWAYS, it never fails, wake up singing "The Friday Song" in my head. What is the Friday song you ask??? I am here to tell you.... in high school, there was an English teacher who LOVED Fridays. Now, she wasn't even my teacher and I still hear the Friday song in my head TO THIS DAY!! Every Friday, she would make her classes sing her version of the Friday song. Now, I don't remember all the words, but I do remember it was sung to the tune of "Oh, How I Love Jesus". But instead of singing about loving the Lord, she sang about Friday. So, if you know the tune, all you have to do is sing that one line and it will be stuck with you FOREVER! :) Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a great Friday and an even better weekend! What are your plans?? Any good ones? Since I live so close to the beach, and my mom is there right now, I may have to drive on down to visit! :) I do know one brother and sister who are having LOTS of fun today in Nashville! :) I am so excited for them and can't wait to hear more about it!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Keeping my eyes on the prize....

"Write on your heart that everyday is the best day of the year." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

So, I was thinking this morning and it may have been inspired by a post by Kelly, sometimes it is so hard to wake up with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Or at least I thought it was. I live in (in my opinion) a town that isn't conducive to single-girl living. Most people here are older, but if they are younger they are usually married and planning on or have children. Which is ok, but sometimes younger people who have children don't think that a single girl who isn't married can have anything in common with them, it is always so hard to find your niche. It doesn't help that I don't consider my job the best one in the world, although I am very thankful to have a job and to have learned what I have. The point is, no matter our situation: single/married, kids/no kids, employed/unemployed, we all have bad days, some of us maybe even bad periods of time. We see where we may never have a happy day again. Sometimes, we just feel stuck in a rut that we don't see ever getting out of. It always seems that when that happens, good things start happening to everyone around us and they have no interest in hearing how down we are, or having us rain on their parade.

Well, I had an epiphany this morning when I was at work doing my daily rounds of websites that I check. On "Good Morning America" there was an author, Robert Holden who was promoting his book, "Be Happy" and The Happiness Project. He was basically saying that in order to be happy, it starts with us, and our attitude. So I have made the decision to stop dwelling on the negative things that I have put emphasis on and start thinking about the positive.

So, starting let's say, NOW, I am going to stop being "Debbie Downer"
and start being my old self,
"Little Miss Sunshine" and I hope you do too!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Everyone here is so nice!" (Well, almost)

Well, it is Wednesday in the beginning of June in Alabama and it is HOT. Yesterday at lunch, my car read 97 degrees. Whew, it is going to be a hot summer!!

Anyway, that isn't really why I am writing, I just had to mention it. So, my mom and her best friend take a "girls trip" to Destin every year and stop through and spend one night with me on their way. Well, they will be here tonight, so last night I wanted to clean up a little bit (moms always seem to have on a white glove) not that my house was dirty or anything, after the deep cleaning I did a couple of weeks ago, but there was some laundry that needed to be put away and with a dog, I have to vacuum almost daily! I decided to run to the grocery to pick up a few things that I don't normally have but that they might like.

While I was there, I saw this older lady looking on the ground around and under her car. Now she wasn't old as in decrepit but she wasn't in her 20's either and probably shouldn't have been down on the oil stained concrete under her car. I noticed a few people passed and looked at her probably thinking "What is she doing?" So, when I got out of my car, I decided to ask. Don't forget I had been cleaning, so I looked a little crazy with yellow pj pants, an old t-shirt from college, my TOMS shoes (if you haven't heard of them, go there NOW), and a Coach purse. HAHA I looked all kinda crazy I am sure. Anyway, when I asked her if she needed help, she was hesitant to ask me for help, but proceeded to tell me that she had locked herself out of her car and was looking for the spare key that her husband had hidden under there. I said, well normally they are under the wheel well, she had no clue what I was talking about, so I showed her where I was talking about. We couldn't find it. She was from out of town (Virginia was where her tag was from). So, she said, do you happen to have a cell phone that I can call my husband and see exactly where he put it? I said sure and gladly handed over my Blackberry. She was very worried to use it because she was dirty from the ground, but mostly because it was long-distance! I said, ma'am, I have nationwide calling, nothing is long distance, it is really ok. So, finally, I convinced her to call him and went to get a flashlight out of my car (it was about 7 pm). While she was calling him I got under the car (mostly so she wouldn't do it again) and her husband walked her through the directions of where the spare key was hidden. We finally found it way under there. Anyway, we got her key and she got into her car and on her way. She was so thankful for my help, and another lady even stopped to help by giving the number of a locksmith. She wanted to pay me for my phone call, which of course didn't cost me anything. She said "Everyone here is so nice!" I assume she meant everyone in town, maybe she meant people in the South.

I couldn't help but think to myself what I had observed: There were at least 4 men who walked right passed us and looked but kept walking. WOW! Now, I must have been raised completely differently than these guys because any man I know would have NEVER walked passed two women dirty and on the ground under a car without offering to help! But, they did an I was shocked! Once she was gone, I went into the grocery store to pick up the things I came for, this time in the same outfit covered in black stuff from her car and the ground. A man that had passed us saw me and asked if everything was ok. I was a little irritated at his question, but said yes, just fine now, she had locked her keys in the car and I was helping her get her spare. He seemed shocked and almost appalled that I had helped . I said, someone had to help her, it sure wouldn't have been you. He looked a little stung, but I don't mind. So, it is a good lesson to learn I guess. You never know when you will need someone else's help. It is sad that of all of the store patrons and workers only 2 of us asked to help the lady (and we were both women). So I have to question: Are people here really all that nice?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wordle Fun

So, I had a little fun with my blog today...there is a website where you can go and type in your blog site, or a list of words if you don't have one, and it produces a collage of words.... it is pretty cool which words stick out in your blog and how they are used. You can even change the layout and the is a link to one I created because I couldn't figure out how to save it...

What is the deal with feet???

Ok, so until Tanner P. is not on the Bachelorette anymore, I think I am going to have to stop watching it! I can't stand hearing about (or watching) his obsession with feet. It literally grosses me out and makes me want to puke!! I think if I had not have watched the Bachelorette after I worked out and was exhausted, I would have lost it. And as for the guys who get so drunk that you think you have to fight and who are swaying when they receive their rose, ABC needs to bring in their very own AA meeting and sponsors.....

Now, on to working out, I am back on my Wii Active routine! I am loving it! I feel like I am doing the same things that we did in boot camp earlier in the year, just in the comfort of my own home, not outside in the cold and rain. I am using the resistance band, running and strength training. I have also added a little more besides the Wii Active training and am doing a separate abs workout. This is the part that I have always wanted to get back since I stopped cheering/dancing. It is getting there.....

Ok, so I promised you in my "Not Me Monday!" post that I would explain to you about the Oprha moment between a brother and a sister. Well, my brother and I have a friend that my brother has known for about 12 years, I have known him as well, but now that we are older, I am getting to know him a lot more. Anyway, last week he got a message from a girl who says that she thinks she is his sister! How shocking/suprising/awesome/confusing would that news be?? I have no idea how I would react. I have know my brother as long as I have lived and we are very close! I can't imagine life without him. Well, for this brother and sister, they haven't had that and just found each other last week (they have the same dad, different moms). Well, the brother was in Huntsville last week to visit and his new sister decided that she couldn't wait and they decieded that they would meet for the first time and go to lunch! My brother and I were so excited that (as I said earlier) that we were literally hanging out of the window of a fifth story loft because we wanted to witness the awesome story! Anyway, they have been getting to know each other and are building a great relationship! What great news and a great story to be a part of! :) Very exciting!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Not me Monday!

Well, Today is Monday, which can only mean one is time for the Not Me Monday blog carnival brought to you by MckMama. I was trying to name everything I did not do last week before I sat down to write this post, and here are a few things I came up with....

1. I most certainly did not call into work for half a day last Tuesday because I was having such an amazing weekend away that I didn't want it to end and come back to work. Nope, not me.

2. I most certainly did not have one of the most terrible days at work last week and drink more than one glass of wine that night (ok almost the entire bottle), nope not me!! Never!

3. I didn't go to Huntsville AGAIN this weekend! I have not been out of town every weekend in the month of May! I would never want to be gone that much!

4. My brother and I were not so excited about our friend being united with a sister he never knew and stick our heads out the window of a 5th story loft so we could watch their first embrace, claiming it was like an episode of Oprah (more on this not true story later), we would never be that intrusive, no way!

5. I was so excited to go grocery shopping last night after I got home from the trip this weekend. So excited that once there, I did not go up and down every isle in the grocery and get lots of stuff I could have done without. And me, the person who takes an excel grocery list every time she goes certainly did not go without a list! I would NEVER do that!

Well, that is my not me post for today, don't forget to hop on over to MckMama's blog and see what she and others have to say and confess what they didn't do!

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