Sunday, September 30, 2012

Rockin' Weekend Recap

So how did your weekend go? We are enjoying Fall over here in our Household.

We got a new Rooster and some Hens...

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Dad took us out for BBQ Saturday night and it was DELISH!

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I chilled with wine and Modern family reruns:

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There I am, with a jersey on, and a Falcons shirt on each arm drinking out of a Falcons cup.

So Monday (October 1st) is approaching fast and it's time for me to either "piss or get off the pot" as they say. I need to stop goofing off and lose some weight!


Friday, September 28, 2012

RIP Turkey

Well I got up this morning and our new baby Turkey was dead. How's that for an opening line? kinda depressing? This week has just been depressing, though.

I hate my intuition. Even on little things. Slept pretty decent, but woke up at my alarm this morning and had the most horrible feeling wash over me - the feeling of dread. Like the night before a big test or speech or something. That sick stomach and shakes and just a feeling of not wanting to face the day for some reason, a panic all of a sudden. Intuition stinks sometimes.

I got up and made sure there were no murderers in the house, (That wasn't my first thought but it was my second for sure) checked the dog, then realized no happy chirps coming from the spare room. Then I saw it and my shakes and panic went away and just a sick feeling stayed. I was getting so attached to Turkey. Darnit. 

Well, at least it is Friday.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Grocery Store Woes

I usually like grocery shopping. When I have money. And time. and patience. I really only had a little money and a little time today. The patience was a no altogether.
I just wanted a few ingredients for a recipe. Apparently Kroger doesn't sell Veg-All. Or at least I couldn't find it after the 4 times parading the aisles looking for it plus 2 incompetent employees who didn't know what it was. So I know it's just mixed veggies or something but the recipe said VEG-ALL!!!

Thank you to the family that I was positive they were related to Honey Boo Boo by the loud laughing, cackling, carrying on, shrieking, and just general redneck behavior in the candy/Halloween aisle. You managed to distract the entire store and slow down all the lines.

Thank you to the man in front of me who worked there but apparently had never actually used a check-out debit machine before. I think Kroger needs a stern letter on training their employees to actually use the machines the customers use.

Thank you to my pants, which decided to randomly unbutton as I finally checked out, and proceed to slide down my hips probably showing some crack before I fumbled to button them back. Fortunately I was among butt-crack show-ers, so I think I only embarrassed myself.

A for real thank you to the bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon I bought - my psychic abilities told me I'd need some when I got home.

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And that recipe? I did finally make it home in one piece and whipped it up:

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I'll have to share the recipe tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thought I'd Share...

Not go go posting overboard - but I'll make this quick! We got our very first egg of our own today!

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Great job, chickies!

Pin Love

I'm loving these on Pinterest lately:

YUM! gotta try!

Very True.

Love ALL these for Fall, my favorite time of year!

How stinkin' cute is this?!

Source: via Lori on Pinterest

Something to think about.

How about posting your favorite pins on your blog to show?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Our Little Farm

So somewhere between Friday and Saturday we decided to have a little farm at our house. We had talked about chickens before because there is still a pen where we live that my parents had built, and we thought it'd be nice to have the eggs. So we got got some chickens.

We picked up this handsome rooster:

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But somehow now we have this little dude or dudette:

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That is a turkey, my friends. And it's in my kitchen.
I'm supposed to eventually have this thing in my kitchen, but in the cooked sort of way. It makes it a little hard to think, "'s so cute..." when you know you are going to maybe eat it one day. I know, people do it all the time, they raise animals, eat them, and have no problem with it. But I have a hard time bringing myself to do that. Until then, he or she is the center of some cute photo attention.

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I'm hoping I can talk everyone out of, ahem, the other part.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Social

 1. What is something you have wanted to do but are afraid of? Buy a house. I don't have the money right now, and get plenty of discouraging comments, but it is a dream of mine to own my own home.

 2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? OWNING MY OWN HOME! (hopefully) and maybe have a kid or two. Maybe.

 3. What are you looking forward to before the end of 2012? Hitting my goals at work, Chili Cookoff, Thanksgiving, growing our little new farm.

 4. What are your hopes for your blog? That is is entertaining and that it will grow. That I will have the confidence to write more and put myself out there more.

 5. Do you always see yourself living in your current town/city? I love it here, but when we move it may have to be outside the city, but hopefully I'll stay close by!

 6. What is your morning routine?

Shower if i didn't the night before, check my Facebook, blog, etc, dry my hair if needed, get my lunch ready, usually stop by the store also. 

Linking up with A Complete Waste of Makeup for Sunday Social!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

I Believe In

I believe in manicures and pedicures.

I believe in girl time.

I believe in not beating yourself up when you eat something you really want. Life is short and athletes die of heart disease at 25 while smokers and obese people live to 90. You just never know.

I believe in chili and football.

I believe in making snowmen and sandcastles. No matter what age.

I believe in having a pet.

I believe in pumpkin pie.

I believe in learning how to handle and shoot a gun.

I believe in sweet tea.

I believe in lots of framed photos in your home.

I believe in a glass of wine each night.

I believe in seeing your favorite singer/band in concert!

I believe in apologizing but don't do it enough.

I believe the ocean heals.

I believe in naps, but not sleeping in too late on the weekends.

I believe in forgiving but not forgetting.

Shopping - Love-Hate Relationship

Does shopping sometimes make you cry? If you are like me, it does.
Occasionally there's a sale at Belk and occasionally, Mom and I go and check it out.
The thing I love about shopping at Belk - they have some GORGEOUS clothing there, all different name brands, and for everyone. Or at least I think everyone. D doesn't think so.

One day D and I were at Belk and I was looking for some capris. He mentioned that only old people shop at Belk and no people my age go there for themselves. I argued that fact the whole time, and finally we saw another girl about my age.

"HA! See, there are people my age here shopping for themselves."
"I bet she's here with her grandmother or something."
"Yeah, right. You're WRONG!"

A few minutes later I hear this:

"Grandma! Over here!"

Oh, dear.

Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh, yeah. Now comes the hate part.

I HATE when I think something looks like it should fit me and it's like 2 sizes to small. Not that that happens. Often.

This one I like.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Post Soon

New post probably tomorrow. Have been swamped and went to see my grandfather tonight. Sorry for the delay!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brad Paisley

 Well, hello there!

I'm hoping your weekend was as good as mine. We are almost to the next weekend so that's pretty cool.
I got to see Brad Paisley last Saturday!!


Scotty McCreery went on first, then The Band Perry. I didn't except to know anything by Scotty, but do you know he does this song?

Some things I learned about Scotty:

1. I actually REALLY enjoyed his performance. I kept saying I'd go to the bathroom while he was on but I couldn't leave my seat. Or, the lawn, rather.
2. His voice does not match his face. I expected Justin Bieber's voice and instead got something closer to Tim McGraw.
3. This video makes him look like he'd have a lisp by the weirdness of his mouth but in person he does not. I don't think.
4. He really does have a southern voice in song and while he speaks. He seems pretty real.
5. He was so sincere.
6. He was a great performer and his songs were very catchy. I'd see him again!

The Band Perry went on next and they were great. Very sweet, interactive, and sound great live. Possibly even better than on the radio. Except the brothers. Don't let one of them do a solo again.

I loved "If I Die Young" the best live; they really got the crowd involved.

Ok, Brad Paisley, I was thisclose to meeting you. I had my shirt and sharpie ready. You came at least within a thousand feet of me. That is still breathing the same air, people.

Brad was very nice, and very funny. He sounded great live. My favorites were "Waitin' on a Woman" with snippets of Andy Griffith during the song, and "Ticks" although everything sounded good. He did a great American-type theme during "This is Country Music" and the crowd went nuts. He did great. We left during the beginning of "Remind Me" and I heard a rumor Carrie Underwood was there, but I've read online that she's shown up for a few shows - the rest were holographic.  Who knows, but she is coming to a slightly more expensive venue later this year. (Read: Not free like this one, although with beer and shirts and food it was hardly free...) Not sure if I can stomach over 60 bucks a ticket for her.

Lakewood Amphitheater: Not nearly as bad as the reviews online, or at least most of them. I have been once before, 15 years ago (F.I.F.T.E.E.N.!!!!!) to see Hanson. You read it right, don't mention it again.

Was fairly clean, the staff was helpful and knowledgeable. Barely checked my bag which was fine because it was too small to cause any problem, but I was glad I didn't have to take out anything too embarrassing and show it off. The bathrooms were hot and there were some drunk people. I expect the bathrooms to be hot in an outdoor venue in GEORGIA. Whoever thought it would be air conditioned and squeaky clean was an idiot. They kept it under control, and I didn't sit down and used lots of hand sanitizer. I've survived 4 days so far.

All in all, was a lot of fun and I'm fortunate to have had the experience!

Friday, September 14, 2012

High Five for Friday

It's Friday again! Luckily my week at work went quickly, and I have a full, fun weekend ahead!

Here are my picks from the week:

1. I found these in my car one morning from D. :)

2. My boss surprised me and said he had Brad Paisley tickets for Saturday that he and his family can't use but could I? They are now in my hands and you will have to kill me to get them.

3. We found this little dude (In my cat's mouth) but fortunately he was not hurt that we could see. He's a flying squirrel!

4. enjoyed some popcorn while the last episode of Damages was on. Show is a little weird, but addicting.

5. This little lady graced me with her presence upon leaving in the mornings and arriving home from work in the afternoons.

Linking up with Lauren!

Betcha can't guess what the next post will be about! Hint, hint, check out #2!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What frees your soul?

For me, I think I am most free when I am standing in front of the ocean. It frees me, it fascinates me, it amazes me, it terrifies me with its power. I feel closest to God when I stand by the ocean.

I almost want to cry when I think about its awesome power. The life beneath it. Even going out on the pier scares me for what I might see below! A whole other world.

It truly soothes the soul. It clears your mind, (your sinuses too!) and the sand scrubs you clean and makes you a blank canvas. I feel totally different by the sea.

I have many things in our home to remind me of the sea. Heck, I have a whole guest room called 'The Beach Room" complete with normal looking bedding with just a palm tree pillow but ah-ha! I got it at a Target by the ocean. I walk in there, and its bright yellow color reminds me of our condo we visit at the ocean. (see that post, here.) But we have things all over that remind us of our lovely trips, and the time we spend unwinding by the sea.

 This saying is on my favorite beach towel. My towel says, "By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea! Oh how happy we'd be!

My cup on my desk at home. "Listen to the Waves".

These are in the shower room in my bathroom.

 In the front portion of my bathroom.
In my guest room. "The sea is as near as we come to another world."

 Guest room also!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Opinions Wanted. But only mine.

I found a FUN blogger that encourages you to state your opinions. I love her already.

Here are some of mine:

1. I do not understand why grown women feel it acceptable to wear pajama pants to the mall. Or Wal-Mart, or Target. Maybe Wal-Mart. To me it says, "Hi! I didn't put on clean underwear after waking up and leaving the house this morning!"

2. People that feel the need to drive 10 mph under the speed limit need to stay off the road.

3. Over 40 women that think it's "cute" to still wear pigtails. To work.

4. People that let their kids run crazy in public. No, I did not want to enjoy this meal that I paid money for just like you. I bet if I take off running around your table, (screaming) in circles you'd be thrilled too.

5. It's possible that I whine too much.

6. I can't stand when someone is telling me something, but takes forever and drags it out, or pauses a million times to think of what they are telling me.

7. You should probably not date someone in prison. I just can't see that ending well.

8. I probably don't care about politics as much as I should. I feel I'm already frustrated in general, so that might make things worse.

9. Whataburger makes the best burger ever. Jalapeno and cheese for me, please.

10. Telling people what idiots they are in my car in traffic doesn't make a difference at all. But it makes me feel better.

11. Telling everyone that you are a great person and insisting that you just love to do things for others does not make you look better, it makes you look like you just want recognition of being "such a nice person". Just do it and don't mention it again.

12. Karma is real.

13. I probably would not keep up with half the people I do if it weren't for Facebook. Now you are all a very condensed (yet important) part of my life.

14. Major peeve - people that have to say, "Sweet" (insert whatever name or the word "baby" here) in front of everything. Especially on Facebook lately. It's like the new catch word. Whatever happened to cute? Adorable? Lovely? "I had lunch with my sweet ___ today!" "Look at his cheeks! Sweet baby!"  "Aww, can't wait to meet your sweet baby ___!" <----insert name. Yes, you can wait to meet sweet baby whoever. They could be the devil's spawn, you have no idea.

15. Some people probably think my blog is stupid. You know what I think? Probably so. But I do it anyway.

Linking up with: LaLa Lists!

The Monkey Lamp

Does anyone know what this is?
(and please excuse my cheap blinds that my stupid cat Bella tore up. RIP Bella, BTW.)

THAT, my friends, is a monkey lamp. I'm a genius, right? But it's not just ANY monkey lamp. I have been on a search like Indiana Jones for a monkey lamp for over 12 years now. YEARS, people. Every time I walk into Kirklands...and quick search for the monkey lamp of my dreams ends in disappointment time after time. But not this time. Although I had to travel to Florida to find it.

I used to LOVE the show Gilmore Girls. My mom and I used to watch it together, (until it got kinda weird, then I'm not sure who watched it) my friends watched it...I wanted to name my child Lorilei. Or Rory. Both which sound close to Lori. Or that's just vanity. Whatever.

Anyway, my search is complete and I found it on sale. Like 40 bucks I paid for this puppy. (Or should I say Monkey...) And. Worth. Every. Cent.

Monday, September 10, 2012

You ever feel guilty for just wishing Mondays away?

First item up for discussion: Falcons won! I knew it would happen, but it makes me feel better to say it out loud. Or write it out loud. You know what I mean.

We may or may not insure some Falcons players at work, and I may or may not have emailed one of the wives this morning. It was about their car, but I had to restrain myself from typing a big CONGRATS!!!!! At the end.

Their win probably had something to do with the hundred + lots of money I've spent on a jersey, t-shirt, and sweatshirt. And more to come. Yes, I am one of those people now. The ones that scream at the TV. Sad.

Anyway, it's Monday and that means some of this after work:

You gotta do what you gotta do.

Happy Monday!