Thursday, March 25, 2010


Vampire Diaries new season starts in just one hour!  YIPPEE!

(it's the little things these days.....the little things...)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Endings Can Cause Beautiful Beginnings...

Long story short.....

I got laid off on Monday......bit of a bummer, yes......but also, an opportunity.  I look at this as a blessing in disguise.  I have now been nudged to do something more creative....something that will actually make me happy.

I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason, so I'm confident that something truly great will transpire from this sudden change.

Now, I will admit that I am a little I'm not much of a risk taker......but, I've always been told that unless you take risks, you never gain any rewards.

Next on my list.........Figure out what makes me the happiest and how I can make money doing it!

I'm open to hearing ideas.....haha.....

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ahh...Spring in Dallas....What do you mean it's going to snow??!!

This past weekend was spent relaxing at my parent's house.  We're talking low key peeps....and I loved it!

The weather in Dallas was rainy all day Saturday, so we just watched movies and hung around the house all day.  Dad made yummy stew (perfect cold weather food) and mom and I watched "Twilight" and "New Moon" back to back....haha!

I'm laying in bed Sunday morning and I hear my bedroom door dad slowly walks in.....opens the shutters in front of me and I can't believe my eyes!

It looked like something out of a postcard!  It was beautiful!  Then, I remembered....WAIT...IT'S SPRING!

Just yesterday, it was 70 degrees....and today, the earth is blanketed in snow.....Dallas weather always amazes me.

Then, last night, a friend and I went to see "Crazy Heart" was fantastic!

Jeff Bridges did an excellent job and totally deserved the Oscar!  Funny story...the theater that we went to serves alcohol and I think one of our fellow movie-goers had been partaking in some spirits.  Well, this particular person felt it necessary to make loud comments about things going on in the movie.  He would yell "Bullsh**" or "Oh REALLY?!"  Just totally random things.....and at first, I thought he was talking to someone with him........Nope....he was by himself....haha!  It did cause quite a few giggles throughout the audience several times.....Well, that and his loud belching.

**Oh, and an update regarding my "Aussie Pal"....Because of the blizzard this past weekend (aka, 2 inches of snow), everybody stayed indoors.  But, he will be in town all week, so.......

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Moon.....Target....8 a.m.

For those that have read my blog for a while, you might remember my post last year about my anticipation and preparation for the Twilight dvd when it was released......Well, this morning....we had a repeat of that experience with the dvd release of New Moon.

And, once again.....I was there waiting at Target at 7:55 a.m. thinking there would be a mad dash to grab a copy of the coveted movie.....and once again....I was one of 3 cars in the parking lot....sheesh.

Once....JUST ONCE....I would like to get into some sort of hair pulling, name calling altercation with a 12 year old as she and I go for the last copy......but, alas.....I calmly grabbed the movie and walked up to the register (before they had even opened one up....ugh)

So, since today is nasty and rainy (and likely to snow this evening), there will be a viewing of Twilight and New Moon.....and I'll enjoy it as if I had to fight for it darn it.

Enjoy your Saturday dear bloggy buds....

Friday, March 19, 2010

Beware: PG-13 Content.....

We've all had to deal with them at some point in our lives.  Whether we're related to them, met them in school or work with them on a daily basis.  They serve us our coffee at Starbucks....they check out our items at the grocery store....they drive on the roads with reckless abandon. 

Folks....I'm speaking of your every day, run-of-the-mill idiot.

(by the way, I love everyone that works at Starbucks and have never had a bad experience at my grocery store...those were just examples.....please don't spit in my coffee Marty.)

Miraculously, I was enlightened today by a website that will alleviate some of this frustration with aforementioned idiots...mostly in the area of "bad drivers/parker".  I'll let you explore and get as much pleasure out of it as I did. (I've already printed out about 30 pages....hehe)

Please excuse the vulgar languange in the is fitting, dontcha' think?

Enjoy giving out your citations!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Am I Dreaming???!!!! Is this FOR REAL?!

So....I totally am being set up with a guy on Saturday who happens to be an attractive, Christian, conservative, Bush-loving, Obama-disliking, intelligent AND witty guy!!!

Wanna hear the best part?  Huh?  Do ya?  Do YA?!!!!

He. Is. AUSSIE!!!!!  Talk to me, you sweet hunk-of-a-man.....

A hunky, republican Austrailian!!!  BRING IT ON BABY!  (only downside...he apparently just moved to LA....and, let's face it.....there are lots of pretty girls in LA.....but, according to his friend, he is super nice and laid back...Not the "player" type at all....hmm.....we'll see.  Am I kidding myself???)

Guess we'll find out on Saturday........{giggle....tehehe.....fidget, fidget....}

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baking for Happiness...

To say that I love to bake is probably the understatement of the YEAR!  I ADORE baking!  And, it's not that I love eating sweets or even have a sweet tooth.  I just really enjoy creating something that makes people smile.

You add a little butter....sugar....eggs.....vanilla...a dash of this, a dash of that....and POOF!  Magically you have constructed a little taste of happiness.

Last night, I decided to try out a recipe that I've been eyeing for about a week now.  I knew it wouldn't be hard, but just a bit time consuming.  Here is the result....

Lacey Oatmeal-Chocolate Crisps

They look pretty yummy, don't they?

Yeah...these are definitely NOT on my diet.  But, again...I don't bake for me.  I bake because I love it. :)

(Mom....I know you're reading...Yes, I acquired this beautiful obsession from you and your generous nature to share, make people happy.....oh yeah, and "baking makes people like you"!  LOL!)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mama Needs a New Do...

My hair is getting borrrrrrrrrrrrrrring!  I need a  I want to keep it long, but need something to jazz it up.  Color?  Layers?  Ideas?  Anyone?  ANYONE?!

I haven't been a brunette in quite a long time, and that is my natural hair, hmmm.....I have an appointment to see my dear friend and hairstylist next Saturday, so I've got a few weeks to ponder this pressing dilemma.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.....Thanks!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Ok, so I think I'm pretty safe writing about work and work-related issues here on my blog...and I REALLY need to vent right now! (if anyone I work with is reading's not about you.  And, if it is about you...TAKE A HINT FOOL!)

So, we're having a mini-war at work right now.  Let me give you the short story....

I work in the "Executive Wing" in my office....The offices of the CEO, CFO, COO and CLO are in this wing.  For obvious reasons, this area should remain relatively quiet and professional.  They have many meetings which can be quite important for the company.  For the past 5 or 6 months, it has become a growing problem that certain people would traipse through this hallway talking VERY loudly, cursing...Pretty much just showing no respect for anyone who happens to be working. {ahem...ME!}

So, after discussing this issue with the people working in this hallway, they decided to de-activate the key cards for people below VP level.  This would keep the "disrepectful people" out of this hallway....for the most part.

WELL....let me just tell you.....That didn't go over so well with these people who feel entitled to whatever they want (everyone in the company abhors this entire group of people...they're all smug, self-righteous jerk faces)  But...let me tell you how I really feel!  LOL!

Needless to say, those of us in this hallway are fighting tooth and nail to keep them OUT!  We'll see what happens, but we're not going down without a fight.....

WHEW!  I feel a little better after venting that.....

So...anyone out there have to work with people that make you want to stick sharpened pencils in your open eyeballs?  Or, is it just me?

Fabulous, Good, Sort of Alright Friday...

Even though I think Saturday is probably my favorite day of the week....and Sunday is my second most favorite....Friday is most definitely third! (wow, I just totally trashed Friday....sorry dude)

It is always fun to build up the anticipation of the "Two Days of Bliss" (aka, the weekend)...and plan out activities for your free time, but I still have to work 8 hours, it doesn't win 1st in my book.

For example:  Tomorrow, I fully intend to sit on a patio at one of the many amazing restaurants near my home and enjoy the beautiful weather we are supposed to have....most likely sipping on a delish, fruity beverage of some sort.  Sunday, I will be trying out a new church (not that I'm unhappy with my current, but I want to give it a shot) and then headed to my parents for quality time (aka, doing laundry and getting quizzed about "why are you still single?" and "when will you give us grandchildren?")  I kid, I kid..........sort of.

Hope all of you enjoy your weekend and I look forward to starting my new Blog Adventure with ya'll on Monday!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spring has sprung!

Now, I know that spring doesn't officially begin until March 20th...but, lemme tell ya folks...The weather here in Dallas has shifted and I feel it in the air!  Everyone seems to be smiling more and walking with some pep in their step!

Of course, along with this beautiful weather, I seem to be getting some kind of silly cold.  Ugh.  Of course.  But, I just downed some Emergen-C, so hopefully it'll karate chop all that nonsense away!

I have officially created my new blog and will begin adding posts on Monday!  If you haven't already told me, please let me know if you would like to be invited.  My blog will be titled Summer Won't "Weight"...

I will blog about everything from tasty and healthy recipes, exercises that do/don't work for me, struggles that I am going through...and, of course, the dreaded weigh-ins and before/after pictures.  EEEP!

Happy Blogging!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Blog Idea...but, Only for Friends....Thoughts?

So, I've started yoga...I've tried changing my eating habits...and all in the name of getting healthy and in shape. I am setting realistic goals for myself so that I don't let myself down and actually feel like I'm accomplishing something.

The thing is...I want to take weekly pictures of myself to document my weight loss and really don't want to share that with the entire public, ya feelin' me?

So, I thought about starting up a private (invite only) blog about my weight loss journey, fun exercises, yummy and healthy recipes and just everything that I'm going through on this journey.

Would it be boring? Cause, as I'm writing this, it sounds like it may be boring to everyone except me...BHAHAHA!

Let me know what you think...or ideas you may have...I'm open to suggestions.

Sleep? What's that? I am...up and TOTALLY awake at 2 a.m. And, let's face it folks...I have to be at work at 8 this morning...So, I figured I would write and ramble here.

I've been neglecting my blogging duties lately and didn't realize how much I would miss it...I'm talkin' like a child misses their blanket....yep...that much.

I just finished watching "Hoarders". Has anyone seen this? Oh. My. Goodness!

I cannot imagine living in such chaos and filth...and, I do realize that it's a mental illness, so I have sympathy for these people. But, my inner "Monica" also just wants to knock on their door with a broom, mop and bucket and say "GET OUTTA MY WAY AND LEMME DO MY THANG!"

I think I would like to marry a man with an English or Australian accent.....

(, random...I guess that's what happens when you type what pops into your head without filtering)

It may be a good idea for me to stop blogging before I say something from which I cannot easily recover...BHAHAHA! (why did I find that so funny?)

Perhaps it's finally time for Bedfordshire now...G'night, Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite, I've never been to New York....OY, there I go again!

Ok...must. stop. typing. now.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Attention Fellow Bloggers!!!

Could I please get some advice on yoga mats? I just started my yoga practice back up on Monday and want to get a good yoga mat, but I'm not sure which one to get...There are soooo many options!


(By the way...after just 2 days of yoga, my arms, legs and booty are so sore that it almost hurts just to think. Yep...that's pretty sore....)

Namaste my lovelies....