Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Night Sleepover

My daughter is having 2 friends spend the night tonight and they are going to watch the movie Twilight for the first time. I decided to have a little fun and play a little trick on her this morning. I told her this morning I couldn't wait to watch the movie tonight with her and her friends (even though I had no intention of watching with them). Well, if you could have seen the look on her face . . . total deer in the headlights look!! She stopped in her tracks, says "Mom, you know I love you, BUT . . . no 12 & 13 year olds want their mom to crash their party." I teased her a little bit more before I let her off the hook. The joys of motherhood . . . you've got to be able to mess with them a little bit :-)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Frump-A-Dump No More

When I left the house this morning, I felt reasonably cute in my outfit . . .an Ann Taylor cardigan with Ann Taylor Loft pants with a chunky brown necklace. That was until I got in the elevator with “her.” She was wearing the cutest Kelly green trench coat, adorable open toe black pumps, a large designer purse, hair that would rival Jennifer Aniston’s . . . I suddenly felt so frumpy. Yeah, she’s probably not in her 40s, probably doesn’t have kids so she can spend her hard earned money on being cute, but there are things I can do too. This is the motivation I needed . . no more sitting on my tush after dinner. The 10 pounds I lost are going to find a way back if I don’t get back on track. Those DAMN Girl Scout cookies!!! I bought the 30 Day Shred Workout probably 2 months ago – have yet to do it, but that is going to change. I’m heading to Mobile in less than a month and need to make sure my spring/summer cute clothes will fit. Tonight I will be rockin’ the 30 Day Shred!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quote of the Year

So my daughter broke up with her boyfriend. When he asked her why, she said "I'm 12, it's not like we can date forever." God love her . . . she is so much like me it's scary.

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, March 16, 2009

Let the Countdown Begin

I cannot wait!! In 37 days, Christal, Donna and myself will be headed to Mobile, Alabama to visit our friend Cindy. I desparately need a Mom's Vacation!!!!! We went last year and stayed at a condo in Gulf Shores, but this year we're going to stay put at Cindy's house and check out Mobile. There will be a little of this . . . .

and some of this . . . .

and more of this . . . .

Good times, good times!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Please, Pretty Please

Dear Sun God -
Please come out. I need you, I REALLY need you. You came out last weekend with warm temps and teased me - now, that's not nice. If you don't come back out soon, I cannot be held accountable for my actions. I'm.Just.Sayin'.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Not Fair

Why do Girl Scout cookies have to arrive when I am trying to lose weight?? Don't they know bathing suit weather is right around the corner and I really don't need a box of Samoas attached to each hip!!!


  • Our new dog Harley SNORES!!! It is the cutest thing! Poor little thing must have been wiped out . . we were all laughing at his snoring and he didn't wake up at all. Fitting though that he is now in our family because my husband is a snorer.
  • Do you ever buy beauty products and then after a few days become too lazy to use them? I just bought eye cream because, well, I am at that age, and after a few days I just can't seem to manage that extra step of putting the eye cream on. Oh well.
  • Do you like my new Spring blog background? I get bored easily so I have a feeling my blog backgrounds will change quite frequently. Kinda like purses . . . change those often too. You don't even want to know how many purses I have. It's bad.
  • It has been in the 80s the past few days and now it is calling for freezing rain on Friday - what the @*$#???
  • Any tips on how to get my stepson from wetting himself at school and in the bed? He is in kindergarten and it seems when he is out on the playground he doesn't want to stop playing to go use the bathroom, so he ends up having an accident. My husband is afraid that soon the other kids will start teasing him.
  • Got any good beach/chick lit recommendations?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Get me outta here!!

It is TOO nice to be inside in a stupid office building!! Don't get me wrong, I am thankful to have a job, BUT right now the sun and the 70s temperature are calling my name!!! Come on Spring!!

Welcome Heather!

This is soooo against my religion, BUT I am making an exception - I have added to my blog list DieHardDallasFan . . . . ONLY because it is one of my girlfriends from college. We love each other, BUT when it comes to football teams we are against one another. I am a HUGE Redskins fan, and she, bless her heart, likes the Cowboys. We can't all be perfect Heather :-) Welcome to blog world Heather!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


So it will be 2 weeks tomorrow since Kiki passed away. I had thought I would need alot of time before we got another dog, but I was so wrong. There has been such an emptiness in our house that I just couldn't stand it. We are now foster parents to Harley. Harley needs to gain ALOT of weight. Poor thing was found on the streets and is literally skin and bones. He has heartworms, but needs to gain weight before he can be treated for that. He also needs to be neutered, but again has to gain weight and be treated for the heartworms before that can happen. He also has a severe ear infection, but that is on the mend. Poor guy has had a rough life. After he is all healthy, we can then officially adopt him. By staying foster parents, the shelter will continue to pay for his medicals and be able to keep tabs on him. I think he needs me as much as I need him. Meet Harley . . .

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Day!!

Who would have thought we would have a snow storm in March!! The kids are out of school and the hubby and I are home from work. Lots of playing in the snow, eating, and watching movies going on in our house today. I'll be doing a load of laundry full of wet snow clothes very soon!

Daughter and her friend making snow angels in our front yard.

Hubby and son building Mr. Snowman!
I hope everyone is enjoying their Winter Wonderland . . . . but now I'm really ready for Spring!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

I'm a Cool Mom

Friday night my daughter spent the night at a friend's house and then I picked both girls up Saturday and took them to see Confessions of a Shopoholic (thought we both could use some laughter after a very emotional week after losing Kiki). Apparently I was deemed a cool mom by my daughter's friend . . . I liked that she thought I was cool mom.

P.S. to all you animal owners . . . give your pet an extra treat and love today. I have missed Kiki so much this week. You don't realize how much a part of your life they are until they are gone. I've missed having a walking partner, I've missed being greeted at the door by her when I get home from work, I've missed having a snuggle buddy on the sofa at night. I just miss her all the time.