Monday, June 24, 2013

So Random

I went on a Garden Tour over the weekend.  We went to lunch afterwards and enjoyed a very unhealthy meal.  It was a comedy of errors getting started, but we had a great time once we did.


The noisy neighbors are back again, unfortunately!  I'm thinking I must not be the only one who has complained, because they've only been REALLY loud for just a minute or two at a time and not every day now.  Hopefully they'll continue to be quiet.  *knocking on wood*  Another neighbor told me the noisy neighbors complained to her about my boys' barking.  Most of the reason they bark is because those neighbors are so friggin' loud!!!


Normally I don't like feet under the best of circumstances, but for some odd reason I decided to participate in Betsy's Pedicure Party.  So I painted my nails pink and added a decal.  I know you want to see how well it turned out, so here you go!  I ripped one of the decals, but hopefully you can't tell.

Working on campus this summer really makes me miss school.  What is wrong with me?  I should be enjoying the summer and appreciating the break.  The summer is going by so fast already, and I'll be sad once it's over.


Melissa sent me the prettiest cowl scarf ever the other day!  I love it and am excited to wear it this winter.  I'll have to take a picture of it and show it off.  She had this pay it forward thing she was doing on facebook that I participated in.  If you commented on that particular post, she'd send you something.  You'd have to post the same thing on your Facebook page too.  I have my stuff all ready to go for the people who commented on my page, I just need to get to the post office and send it all out.

Friday, June 21, 2013

What would yours say?

I've decided to do something a little different today.  It's not that I didn't have a good week or anything, it's just fun to do something different once in awhile.  

Have you seen that new commercial for that one car recently (can't remember which kind), the one where it says your car can email you a monthly report?  I found an article on the subject too, although their product sounds like it can pretty much be used with any vehicle.

Well, this got me to thinking -- if my boys could email me, what would they say?  What would yours say?  After thinking about it for awhile, this is what I came up with for Shiver!  

...My favorite picture of Shiver...

Hi Mama,

I know you like to think that the world revolves around you 24/7, but you need to know that it does NOT!  No, it revolves around *ME* instead!!!  And if there is any moment in time when it doesn't, even for just one brief second, it needs to come back to me as soon as possible!  

Also, I don't know why you and Chico just don't seem to understand that ALL the toys, ALL the food, ALL the treats, ALL the cuddles, ALL the lovin's you give are MINE, MINE, MINE!!!  I don't want to share with Chico. I was here first, so therefore, it all belongs to me!  If there are any leftovers, I might be willing to share once in awhile.  But don't just assume that I will.

You know how I go outside and 5 seconds later I scratch at the door?  And then once you open it, I run back out into the yard again?  And then I continue to repeat this over and over again until I'm finally ready to come in?  Yes, I know you find it super annoying.  Do you want to know why I do it?  Because I'm a real Mama's Boy and don't like to be without you.  Why do you think I insist on being on your lap the second you sit down anywhere?  I don't like it when you have to leave me, not one bit!  And when you left me overnight last weekend?  Don't ever do that again, k?  When you leave,  it's just excruciating!  That's why I never walk you to the door to say goodbye like Chico does, and why I greet you loudly at the door when you come home.  

Love always,


I'll post Chico's email next week.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Funday Monday

I haven't been around much because of the big fundraiser I volunteered for on Friday.  It was an overnight event, so I was gone most of the day and all night, came home on Saturday and slept most of that day and night.  Sunday, I just zombied out and relaxed.

I'm pretty sure that I will not be participating in this event next year.  This season was very aggravating, then something happened a few days before that really angered me.  I'm not going to go into the situation here, because I do think the fundraiser was for a great cause.  The good thing is that it's over for the season and my time will be my own now.  

Nothing else too terribly exciting happened during the week other than seeing a double rainbow on the way to work one day which made me smile.  I wanted to pull over and get a picture, but the traffic was too heavy.  So here's one I found from Google Images instead.
Took this from here.

1.  Would you rather be rich or famous?  Why?

I used to think I'd like to be rich AND famous.  I automatically just presumed that if you were famous, you were also rich.  I know better now.  I really don't think I'd like being famous.  It would suck to make mistakes in the public eye and have everyone know about them.  I don't need anyone judging me any more than they already do, either.  

Money doesn't buy happiness, but it sure would make things a whole lot easier sometimes!  I'd love to pay off my house, buy a new car, not have to worry about paying off student loans or my credit card debt, go shopping to my heart's content, etc., etc., etc.  However, I do think a few of my friends would be calling me on the regular, asking for loans.  Actually, one would probably try to guilt me into just outright giving her $, saying I have more than I need.  And I bet a lot of long lost "family members" would come out of the woodwork suddenly.  lol

Difficult decision, but I think I'd prefer being rich.

2.  Of all your relatives, which one have you not seen for the longest time?  How long has it been?  

I have a ton of cousins I've never met and likely never will.  I also have nieces and nephews I've never met and probably never will.  As for immediate family members, it would be my middle brother.  I can't even remember the last time I saw him.  We used to chat on facebook once in a great while, but he's ignored my last two messages.  I have a feeling I'll never see him again.  Sad, but it's his choice.  I've made the effort, he hasn't.  There's nothing more I can do.

3.  If you had a "theme song" that played whenever you walk into a room full of people, what would it be?  

This is a really hard one.  I've decided on this one, Life is Beautiful by Sixx AM.  (Sorry, I don't know how to upload videos.)  I'd choose this one because sometimes I just need a reminder.  Either that or this one, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper.  What would yours be?  

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.  
The picture is labeled "Russia."  It really doesn't remind me of anything.  It just looks like an old farmhouse out in the country.  Or maybe a barn.  I kind of think it's an older picture, not a recent one.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Meme

I wasn't home very much yesterday, so there wasn't much chance to come around and visit.  I have some errands to run this afternoon, so I plan to read blogs this evening.  We have our annual fundraising event coming up this Friday for the committee I volunteer for.  It's an overnight event, so I won't be able to be around much then either.  Once that's done though, we're done for the season!  I think we're all beginning to feel the burnout from it, so it'll be nice to not have to deal with that for awhile.

Since I'm sure you have no interest in hearing about my shopping spree for this big event over the weekend, I'll spare you the details.  It was strictly for the our fundraising event, not for fun.  With being focused on that right now, I really don't have much else going on.  Which means I have nothing to talk about...  Which means you get a Monday Meme.  Aren't you lucky?

1.  Describe your everyday dishes.

I've described my dishes here before, somewhere.  Too lazy to search for it.  I remember buying some china dishes which were on sale.  At the time, I still lived with my parents.  I'd go buy household stuff, then put it in storage, so that when I moved out on my own, I could set up house.

So as I was saying, I'd bought these dishes.  My mom said that I just raved and raved about them for days, and even kept them at her house for awhile so that I could continue to admire them.  I honestly don't remember going on and on about how pretty they are.  They're really kind of ugly.  They kind of remind me of something you'd find at a garage sale, which makes me wonder why I didn't try to find a prettier pattern.  But they work well, so that's all that really matters, I guess.

2.  What is a song for which you thought you knew the words and later found out that you had them wrong?  

OMG, where do I even start?  LOL  Here's one of the more embarrassing ones.

My parents were big lovers of country music.  I,on the other hand,!!!

One artist in particular that my mom really liked is Juice Newton.  She had a hit many years ago called Angel of the Morning, which my mom adored and listened to regularly, even for years after.  There's a lyric that goes, "Just touch my cheek before you leave me."  I thought it was, "Just brush my teeth before you leave me."  Even now when I hear it, I still think of that!

If you want to hear the song, click here.  I refuse to post the video, since I will not put anything country music related on my blog.

3. If you had to wear someone else's wardrobe for a week (assuming you fit their clothes perfectly), whose would you want to wear?

Hmm...  This is a hard one.  I have a friend who used to wear a lot of cute clothes.  Then she gained a bunch of weight, so she dresses kind of sloppy now.  I wouldn't mind her old wardrobe!

My old art professor had some really nice outfits too, stuff you'd never find around here!  She used to live in New York City, so I'm guessing that's where she got a lot of her stuff.  Most of her stuff looked like it was from a high end clothing store.

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind when you first see this picture?  Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
It's a tree, obviously! It kind of reminds me of one you'd see in a scary movie, one that would rub up against a window on a windy night in order to make the scene even more scary.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Half Full Friday - On A Saturday

Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.  And then come back her and tell me what made you happy!
~I'm happy because...

I had lunch with a friend earlier this week!

My noisy neighbors have either moved, or are on an extended vacay!  And I haven't missed them in the slightest!

My big volunteer event is only a week away!  I'm mostly happy that it's almost over; I'm so ready for it to be done!

I've gotten to wear several pairs of my fun summer shoes this week!

I've gotten lots of quality time in with the chi's since school ended!

My hip is feeling much, much better!  It's bothered me quite a lot all week!

Some lady gave me a free plant!

My roses are blooming!

Yesterday was payday, which included a very small raise!  It's small, but at least it's something!
I'm supposed to be enjoying the summer, but it doesn't seem like I've had much time off.  There's always something going on.  Most of it's been fun stuff, like Crazee Days, and Arts and Roses.  

Some of it's been filled with my big volunteer project too.  I took on a different role this year, which I'm absolutely hating.  I only have a general idea of what I'm supposed to be doing, and I'm not even sure if that's correct.  I'm thinking about not coming back next year.  The coming week will be a lot of work, getting ready for the big day.  And then once it's done, it's done.  YAY!!!  

Work hasn't been bad at all in the lab.  The scantrons have been a nightmare though!  We're using a new system in conjunction with the old system, so everything takes twice as long to do.  We're discovering all the kinks with the new system, which is always fun!  {*sarcasm*}  Thank goodness we haven't been busy with scantrons yet, because we've had to redo a lot of them on the new system.  Usually I prefer doing scantrons, but lately I've been preferring the lab.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Sorry I haven't been around much the last few days.  It's been very busy here lately.  It's been a fun busy though.  I work today and tomorrow, so I'll have plenty of time to come say hi to everyone.  


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