Friday, October 30, 2009

I'm Stealing Friday!!!

Yep, that's right! I'm stealing Friday from Mimi this week. Why? Well, because I can! I'm just taking FRIDAY hostage and I'm sweeping-in and stealing Mimi's thunder.

You see, Mondays are depressing days. Mondays are "back to school", "back to work", "here we go all over again" days. I mean I guess I could look at it as "I get to be the one to cheer everyone up on Mondays." But sometimes I'M the very one who NEEDS cheering up!

Afterall, look at the kind of "graphics" that I get to pick from on MONDAYS!

So Friday... this Friday... IS MINE! ALL MINE!


Well, we can talk ransom, I guess. If you want to pay me $10,000.00 by 5:00 a.m., then meet me behind T.G.I.Fridays (notice they don't call it T.G.I.Mondays!) with a sack full of hundred dollar bills. And it had better all be there. Do not call the police, do not bring back-up... just a sack of money and that's it. Put it in a bright red pillow case, set it down, drive away, and the blog doesn't get hurt.

Otherwise, this blog is mine for today.

Hmmmm. Now what do I want to write MY Friday post about? Oh wait... I think I just took up too much space and time.

Oh well.

Have a


Mimi, you may have Monday!

Thanks Girly. You're the best.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hello, My Name is Harriett

Dearly Beloved Bloggers,

Ok, first let me start off by saying,


But hey, I'm all about keeping it real. After all I am Mrs. Yours Truly, right?

So, here it goes.

We all do things for the sake of looking more like a woman, put make-up on, wear pretty dresses and high heels, not to mention we are constantly battling with hair growing where it just seems pointless. I know I have no right to ask Him but, "Why, oh why, God did you make women with hairy legs, just to have us shaving and nicking them all the time?" It's a valid question, don't y'all think? O.k, I know, I know. He is the boss and He makes the rules. I guess I have no choice but to honor his hairy wishes. There's no doubt about it, His wish is my comMANd. You see, I'm not just dealing with the usual hair on the legs.

I'm dealing with this!

Hold up, people.
It's NOT what you think!!
I'm NOT, I repeat, I am NOT a HAIRY MONSTER!


No need to be afraid. It's just a little bleach for my uni-brow, a little more for my stash, and a smidge for the hair on my chinny-chin-chin. You see, this is exactly what I was talking about when I said' "POINTLESS." I mean really, what's the point of women having to go to these extremities just so she can look like a she and not a he?! Another valid question, right?! Maybe God gets a BIG kick out of me looking so ridiculous, God knows my husband and son do. Oh well, that's fine. Who am I to question it anyway? At least I'm back to looking like a lady once the bleach has done it's job. All I have left to say is, "Thank God for that bleach and Sally Hansen!"

Yours Truly!

{ Miti }

(p.s.) This is for all those young ladies out there with hairy roots. Don't be ashamed. Embrace your hairy-tage and then bleach it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Weight Woes....

Oh, how I long to be SKINNY!
There just seems to be a few things getting in the way of me and my size 4's.
I've been on Weight Watchers more times then I care to admit. I mean how many people actually have to Watch MY weight before I begin to take it seriously???
Jillian Micheals - Been there done that. Not just a little SHRED either, I did the 60 day Making the Cut. Let's just say that I obviously did not Make the cut. I kept the closest track on food that I ever have and although I FELT awesome...the scale did not move much...WHY? WHY? WHY?

The Zone- I am well aware that I have been kicked out of the "ZONE". Total FLUNKIE

South Beach - There is NOTHING fun about dropping sugar out of my diet. Or Coffee...

Metabolife - Now this actually worked for me. I dropped 25 pounds. Little did I know that I was on speed. No wonder my house was so clean, and all my kids clothes pressed and all my grocery shopping done. SLEEP was for the WEAK on Metabolife!!! I could have built a house in 2 days if I had a never ending supply! Too bad the FDA determined that it was not healthy. Thus far no side effects. Unless you count the fact that I put my car keys in the refrigerator, and all my kids clothes in the oven.

Guarana- This is a natural caffeine pill, and I STILL drank coffee on it. Man- I am going to be one messed up SKINNY girl after all of this is said and done!
The one thing I have not tried but I am ON board totally is.....


Oh, who am I kidding? I'm headed to the couch with my bag of chips....;)


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Nerve Of It All!

Aaaarrggghhhhh! This is me screaming because I don't have a post for today. Can you hear me screaming? Can you see the eyes wide with fear? Can you see the cold sweat dripping from my brow? Can you feel my clammy hands?




I'm not really worried. That's the awesome thing about blogging. You can pretty much blog about whatever you want to. Nothing to be nervous about.

Unlike a test. Oh my goodness. A test.

Y'all remember your test-taking days? I used to get so nervous right before one, even when I studied hard, it still made me nervous.

You know what else made me nervous? First dates. Oh my goodness. On a first date I was on pins and needles, wondering if I was wearing the right thing. After all, you don't want him to be wearing jeans and a t-shirt and there you are in a fancy dress, just looking as if you are waiting to walk on the red carpet at an awards ceremony.

I remember my first "real" date with my now-hubby (long story), he was taking me out to dinner and I couldn't decide whether I should wear a nice shirt and nice pants or a dress. Then there was the fear of spilling something on my outfit, and if you know me, you know that's a very real fear!

It really doesn't look "cool" to tuck a napkin into the neck of your shirt, but spilling food down your blouse doesn't look so cool either. Trust me.

Then there's the actual conversation part of it. I always used to adore going to movies because you didn't have to hardly talk to the guy. You just sat quietly, watched the movie, ate popcorn and drank a soda. You could pretty much ignore each other all evening if you wanted to.

Meeting my hubby's family for the first time made me nervous. I already knew his parents from church, but I was still nervous to be meeting them "officially" and I had never met the rest of his family before.

I was nervous all day about meeting them. So nervous, in fact, that I felt like I was going to throw up. I felt similar nerves on my wedding day when I thought of all those people staring at me as I walked down the aisle.

The thought of being alone with my brand new baby made me nervous. What if he cried and I couldn't console him? What if he wouldn't go to sleep? Would I know what he needed?

The first time I had to take both my kids to the store by myself made me nervous. Could I handle a newborn and a preschooler? What if the baby screamed and my preschooler threw a fit in the store?

Ah nerves, aren't they fun!!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ahhh, That Winter Hair

So do you have Winter Hair Problems like I do?

My hair is super fine. Not as in like "Oh, I'm so FINE", but as in thin strands. I have been told by numerous hairdressers that my hair isn't really "thin" just "fine". Whatever you wanna call it, it's NOT very thick!

I have a lot of natural wave/curl. SOOOOO, I can't just wear it totally natural limp without it looking like some kinda mess. It's as if half of it wants to look straight and the other half wants to look curly. SO I have to, and I do mean HAVE TO either straighten it or gel it curly. I like having the option of two totally different hair styles, but it'd be nice to just be able to wear it without doing a cotton-pickin' thing to it. I don't have that luxury.

But back to my point ---- in the winter time, it seems to go totally fly-away if I straighten it! What makes it worse is that I'm always cold, so I turn on my little office heater at work which zaps all of the moisture from the room, thus making my hair even more limp... and full of static!

So in the summer, I tend to wear it straighter more often.... like this (Friday):

(Sorry 'bout the quality - taken with my cell phone)

And in the winter, I tend to wear it curly more often.... like this (Sunday):

These photos were taken two days apart. Which do you prefer?

As of right now, I'm trying to grow my hair out again, and I'm in that dreaded "MIDDLE STAGE" where I just pretty much hate it. You know the one I'm talking about, right? The one where you so badly want to just go whack it off again, yet you knowyou'll only have to start all over and eventually you're GONNA have to get through this stage - so you grit your teeth and press onward, all the while hating your hair!? Yea, that's me right now...

Friday, October 23, 2009

And The October Winner Is....

She has her choice of a $15.00 Gift Card headed her way! 
Thanks for all your comments and for Random.Org for selecting # 71. 
Till Next Month! 
True Random Number Generator

7 Wonders At My House ...

There are so many things in Life that just BAFFLE me, which is not hard to do,
But these 7 things that happen at my house really make me WONDER.

I WONDER... exactly how does 1 Sock magically disappear in the laundry & where does it go?

I WONDER... Why do MY children fight sleep every night?

I WONDER... How do my children know all my Crazy Mom buttons & why do they ENJOY pushing them?

I WONDER... How are MY children so full of dinner & yet still have room for dessert?

I WONDER... Why does my husband carry the remote around in his pocket & even take it to the bathroom with him?
I WONDER... are there CRUMBS on the Family Room Carpet when food is only allowed in the Kitchen?

I WONDER... Why do I have to pry my children out of bed on School Days & they are up before the SUN on the Weekends?

Any Wonders at your house?


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dearly Bel0ved Bloggers,

I just realized something.

I am a Son-Maid!
(da da da dumm)

And I aint (yeah, that's right, I said "AINT"). I aint talking about raisins. I'm talking about the endless cleaning involved when my son comes out to play. Makes me wonder, is he just playin' for the sake of having a good time or does he want me to pull all my hair out and pass out from exhaustion? IT JUST NEVER ENDS. I've tried to teach him that cleanliness is Godliness, but who am I kidding?!!! After all, he is only 3yrs old. It will take some time but BY GOLLY, I'm gonna train this boy to get all his trucks in a row and into a box at least by the time he's 18. Hopefully, it won't take that long, cause if it does, I think I may just turn into a Son-Maid PRUNE!!

Yours Truly!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Awww...We Shouldn't Have....

You picked the right day to click on the 5 MOMS!!!!

It's time for our rOctober Giveaway!
Can I get a Whoop Whoop!!!
Heck to the yeah!!!

So here Is what I need to know:
Where will you pick?
Here are the options...$15 Dollars to one of the below:The Best Buy Card....You can get a new CD or an SD Card...the options are endless!

If you can't get it at Target...then you don't need it...That is my motto!

My personal FAVORITE...C'mon its free....You know you wanna little Starbucks!

Oh....for the crafter in all of us;) Micheals
Here is what you need to know:
1. Comment on Eyeglasses & Endzones AND on The 5 Moms (1 entry per blog) = 2
2. If you follow leave another comment on each blog (1 entry per blog) = 2
3. You get an extra entry if you become a NEW follower of either
Eyeglasses & Endzones or the 5 MOMS or BOTH !!! (2 possible) = 2
4. Winner will be selected by Random.ORG and comments will close on Friday Night 10/23 @ Midnight Central time!
That's RIGHT...a total of 6 entries possible!!! ;)
May the Best Blogger Win!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On Growin' Up

My son got a phone call yesterday asking him to do a survey. I don't do surveys anymore. I remember when I fit into the 18 to 30 age bracket. After that, it just seemed like it was 30 to death. Nothing in between. I mean, really folks?

I was in my early twenties when a teenage clerk at the grocery store called me "ma'am" for the first time. I looked around to see who he was talking to. "Are you talking to me????" I know they are told to do that to be polite, but I was not amused. Nothing like being put in your place by a 16 year old. Sigh.

After I got married, some people thought it would be fun to call me Mrs. _______ (my last name). Every time they called me that I always ignored them because I thought they were talking to my mother-in-law (we went to the same church).

My pediatrician was a twelve year old. I'm just sayin'. He looked that young, folks. And he was about that tall too.

As my kids got old enough to talk, and their little friends were old enough to talk, I had to make peace with the Mrs. label. It was either let them call me Mrs. so-and-so or let them call me Nan. I don't think so.

It is a little strange having a four year old call you by your first name when he comes over to your house. So, you have to make peace with the Mrs. label or just accept a four year old as your peer. Not that that is a baaaad thing.........

However, the Mrs. label is only the beginning of what ya gotta make peace with as you turn into a grownup. It's not so bad! There are lots of benefits to being a grownup!

  • You can eat at the big kid's table.
  • You can drink pop for dinner if you want.
  • You don't have to wear that outfit if you don't want to.
  • You can wear shorts and flip flops in winter if you want to.
  • You don't have to wear a coat outside unless you want to.
  • If you forget something, you can just blame it on getting older.
  • You don't have to eat all your vegetables if you don't want to.
  • You can stay up past your bedtime.
  • You can eat dessert for breakfast if you want, *cough*not that I've done that*cough.
  • You can see over the counter at a fast food restaurant.
  • You don't have to sit in a high chair or a booster seat.
  • You can try on clothes and not worry about outgrowing them
  • You can buy new clothes if your love for chocolate is not agreeing with you.
So, you see, there are lots of things to love about being a grownup. Now go have a lollipop. Oh, and hop over here to my personal blog and enter for a free blog makeover!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Your House Too, Huh?

~ A Cleaning Poem ~

I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess.
He asked if I'd been 'computering',
And I had to answer 'yes.'

He told me to get off my fanny
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.

I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick...
I was just admiring my work.
I didn't mean to 'click.'

But 'click', I did, and oops I found
A real absorbing site.
That I got SO way into it,
I was into it all night.

Nothing's changed except my mouse
It's very, very shiny.
I guess my house will stay a mess...
While I sit here on my hiney.

*Of course NONE of this would really apply to me. I just received it in an email and thought it was too cute not to share. Hope you enjoyed it, too.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Little This And A Whole Lotta That

Oh dear, oh dear, it's Friday again! Why does this keep happening???? ~ Nan

I don't know, but all week long, I'm dying for it to get here... and then it arrives, and I realize we are due for a Saturday post! ~Erica

You know what they say...TGIF! But in our case we always say...YIKES it's Friday ~Mimi

Make dinner: Check. Do Dishes: Check. Friday Night post for Saturday....Uh, Check..I guess~ Tarah

Check for me too on the Friday Night post for Saturday...I guess *Phew* ~Mimi

Well, y'all know me. I'm a lost cause when it comes to ideas for a Saturday post. I think my CHECK ENGINE light just came on. Actually, I think it's been on since day one. ~ Miti

Um - Hello...I don't have time to create a 5 mom's post...can't you tell I have been working on my "PERSONAL" blog all week...Sheeeeeesh....~ Tarah

And it looks good Tarah. Go check out her cute makeover here. ~Mimi

YOU GO GIRL!!! ~ Miti to Tarah

That little linky love will cost you, so don't forget to post that post on your blog about how great your Cousin Mimi's blog is (with a link to my blog) & that everyone should be my friend. Thanks ~Mimi

I suppose it would be tacky to mention that I am giving away a free blog makeover on my personal blog to celebrate my one year blogaversary. So I won't mention go here to enter because that would be tacky. That's why I'm not doing it....... ~ Nan

Geez...why didn't someone tell me that having a job and blogging makes for a lot less time for blogging.....~ Tarah

Tarah, having a job and blogging makes for a lot less time for blogging. There, somebody told you, lol! ~ Nan

That is why I don't have a job, somethings gotta go & it isn't going to be Blogging. ~Mimi

I second that, Mimi!!! ~Miti

And I was in the middle of a great Bejeweled game when I had to pop in over here to add my two cents worth! ~Erica

And we always love your 2 cents worth Erica! ~Mimi

Erica actually gave up playing Bejeweled to come over here and add something to the post? Wow, we are truly honored! ~ Nan

Now, Erica, you know you're worth more to us than just 2 cents! I'd pay a WHOLE DOLLAR for your thoughts any day. If I wasn't a stay-at-home mom I'd pay more but I'm on a tight budget. Come to think of it, you're a REALLY good bargain! ~ Miti

I'm going to make brownies. Sounds like a Saturday kinda thing to do. ~ Tarah

When you are done with the Brownies, ship some to Michigan. Thanks! ~ Mimi

I just got done freezing chocolate-covered bananas. And I don't know about y'all but EATING them sounds like a Saturday kinda thing to do. I'd send you some Mimi but there's a little monkey here eye balling them and I don't think they'll make it much longer. ~ Miti

Does anybody care that I bought myself a cute top today for $10???? ~ Nan

I love new tops! I care, I care! Does it mention blogging? ~ Erica

{whispering} OH OH. I think Nan just changed the subject cause we were talking about
C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E :0 ~ Miti

WHAT? The "C" word? Nope. Nobody's talking about the "C" word around here, Nan. Right, Tarah?! {Changing the subject quickly} So, ummmmm, tell us more about that cute top Nan. I care. ~Miti

Oh no, you did NOT just mention *cough*chocolate*cough to me, did you? Did you????? ~ Nan

I do too Nan, but I got one for $9.99 today at TJMAXX a whole penny cheaper, maybe I should give the penny to Erica since she gave us her 2 cents. ~Mimi

Who will give Erica the other penny? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? ~Mimi

How about if I give her some belly button lint instead? I'm broke. ~ Nan

Ooooh, do I get the last word here? Do I? ~ Nan

Hello? Hello? Is this thing on?????? ~ Nan

I could do this all day, folks. ~ Nan

And all night. ~ Nan

BTW, who is putting this puppy to bed. Me? ~ Nan

Did I mention I'm having a free blog makeover giveaway?????? ~ Nan
AND SHOCK SHOCK! Guess who the LAST one up tonight was? It's 1:35 a.m., I was at our HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME tonight, then the 'after party' playing photographer, and now I'm exhausted! And yes, I'm so tired that I'm only adding my one cent at the end here... but I couldn't let Nan get the last word in.... could I? I think not! Goodnight all! ~Erica
Happy Saturday All! OVER AND OUT!
~ 5 Moms

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin Prayer!

I am always amazed at how the Lord can teach us spiritual lessons in our everyday life with the most simple things. I think about this analogy while carving my pumpkins each fall.

Dear God,

Open my mind so I can learn about You;
(Cut the top of the pumpkin)

Take away all my sin and forgive me for the
wrong things I do; (Clean out the inside)

Open my eyes so Your Love I will see;
(Cut eyes)

Open my ears so Your Word I will hear;
(Cut ears)

Open my mouth so I can tell others about You;
(Cut mouth)

Let Your Light shine in all I say and do! Amen.
(Place a candle and light)


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blogoversary Coming Soon

Dearly Beloved Bloggers,

My blogoversary button at Pieces of Me informs me that I will be celebrating my one year of blogging in just 23 days.

Goodness Gracious!
It's been a year already?!!

Time flies when you're having fun! So, I guess I need to plan some sort of big party or something, right?! But how? What should I do? Won't you share your wisdom with me?

My inquiring mind wants to know...


Yours (Clueless!),

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Customize or Un-Customize...that is the question!

Well ladies, (and very few gents) I am curious...
Do you customize your blog? 
Do you have *Secrets* you have been dying to share? 
Do you change backgrounds? Make a custom header
Do you create your own buttons? Or pay someone? Do ya? Do ya? 

Or do you just hang with the Blogger background and call it a day? 

Are you a widget collector or a scroll bar master? 

Do you get $Paid$ to be at the top of your game ?

Why do you ask? 

I for one seem to never be satisfied. I will pay for a custom blog design only to be tired a few months it my inner most desire to stay on top of blogging designs? NO. Is it that I get tired of looking at the same old thing day after day? Maybe. 
Is it that I just want updated pics all the time? YES YES YES!!! 

I'm a girl with an obsession
So start spilling folks..I need the dish! What's hot and what's not! 


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On The Road Again......

If the dictionary had a term for "freeway-itis" I believe that the definition would read something like "The overwhelming urge that comes over a person when they are driving on the freeway. The urge causes them to grip the steering wheel in a powerful grip, causing stiff, painful fingers."

Oh yeah, I have it. For some strange reason, whenever I get on the freeway in heavy traffic, I find myself grabbing the steering wheel in a death-grip, as if my very life depended on it.

Granted, when driving anywhere, your very life may depend on your driving (or someone else's) but I don't know that everyone grips their steering wheel like I do.

This usually happens on a long trip, driving in busy traffic, on an unfamiliar freeway. I suddenly find myself holding onto that steering wheel for dear life, fingers clenched in a grip so tight that my fingers actually can ache.

Sometimes I even find myself leaning forward, peering over the steering wheel, as opposed to relaxing back against the seat.

Seriously, would you want to drive with me or would it make you nervous? I honestly don't mind driving, but when I get in busy traffic in an area I am not familiar with......look out and be thankful I am not grabbing your arm as tightly as I am grabbing the wheel.

You would need to visit a chiropractor after I was done with you. Or, at the very least, a bone specialist. Bone crunching, I say. Oh, and don't talk to me when I'm driving in an unfamiliar area either, please, unless you want to get lost.

One time I was in an unfamiliar area of town and wound up going the wrong way on a one way street. And I just thought those construction workers were waving at us because they were friendly! Seriously, I need to concentrate.

Do I even need to explain what happens if it's dark outside, I'm on the freeway and a thundershower or snowstorm is thrown into the mix? Don't go there.

However, you'll be happy to know you are safe with me anytime I am driving in an area that I know really well......unless of course I'm tired, sad, mad, glad, happy, sneezing, coughing..........

Monday, October 12, 2009

It's Monday... and I'm tired!

I'm at 6:00 a.m. usually, and up til midnight most every night.

I'm tired.

Running here, running there.

I'm tired.

Karate and football, birthdays and garage sales, fellowships and church.

I'm tired.

Fun and excitement. Work and play.

I'm tired.

Adventures and commitments.

I'm tired.

A mom's work is just never done.

I'm tired.

And some day, I'm going to miss every last little hectic minute of it all!

So for now, I'll PRAISE GOD for my youth (or what's left of it), my strength, my health, my kids, and the joy it all brings me! And I'll just accept that for now, at this stage in my life, I'm gonna be tired!

Besides, sleep's overrated anyway.
These bags under my eyes are like new fashion accessories!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Five Moms Attempt Poetry!

(Erica) (Mimi) (Nan)

There once was a girl from Nantucket.

She carried her things in a bucket.

Her bucket was a pretty shade of yellow

In it was lunch for her fellow.

She packed him an apple and a PB&J,

but she knew he'd be happiest with his fresh combed toupee!

She prayed it would be a warm, sunny day

For she knew the wind would blow his hair away.

She sobbed because she knew she was as slow as a slug
and she would never be able to catch his rug.

And when he arrived, he rejoiced in his find...

for his shiney bald head weighed heavily on his mind.

Okay, so maybe it's not your typical "poetry"
but we're just five simple moms...

And you can't deny that we just made YOU smile!

~ The Five Moms

Friday, October 9, 2009


Sometimes we wonder, "What did I do to deserve this?"
"Why did God have to do this to me?"

Here is a wonderful explanation!

A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her & her best friend is moving away.

Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, "Absolutely Mom , I love your cake."
"Here, have some cooking oil," her Mother offers.

"Yuck" says her daughter.

"How about a couple raw eggs?" "Gross, Mom !"

"Would you like some flour then? Or maybebaking soda?"

" Mom , those are all yucky!"

To which the mother replies: "Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! "

God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times.
But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good!
We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.



Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's A Shore Thing

Dearly Beloved Bloggers,

Today I'm writing to you from the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach. That's right! This momma finally got a vacation and I'M LOVIN' IT! Ok. I know, I know. It may not be the ideal time to head down to the beach but isn't a chilly day at the beach better than a chilly day back home?! Oh yeah, it sure is. I'm lovin' it so much that I wish I could stuff every bit of it into my suitcase and haul it back home with me.

Such as....

The View- It sure beats the one back home.

The Sounds - The waves crashing. The seagulls laughing. The sound of corn colliding with a wooden plank. Wait a minute. Scratch that. Some beach bums are crashing my beautiful sound byte with a never-ending game of corn hole.

Now where was I???
Oh, Yes!

The Golf Courses (Big & miniature) - Just a little somethin' somethin' for my guys to enjoy.

The Shopping
- Just a whole lotta somethin' somethin' for me to enjoy.

The Seafood Buffets - Holy Mackeral!! I'd be as happy as a clam (and as big as a whale.)

The Oceanfront Condo - I might as well stuff it in there too while I'm at it cause we've made ourselves quite at home here. So, in it goes, along with all my other goodies of the sea.

Now if ...
I can just...
this little suitcase...
all up...
then we'll be...
good to go.

It was ALMOST impossible to get it all in there. But I did it!

Opps, hold up! I forgot one more thing.

The Knights in Shining Armour - They're cooking dinner for us tonight and treating us to a medieval of a good time. Hey, if they're willing to cook and entertain, then of course, I couldn't leave them behind, now could I?!

So that's it! My bags are all packed and I'm ready to roll.

Sea ya soon!

Yours (Truly!),

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

One Girls Getaway...Tarah Style!

A girls weekend was just what the doctor ordered, I mean how could you go wrong with 5 lovely Christian women gathered in a *FREE* cabin for the weekend???
Some things I HIGHLY recommend you get to putting on the to-do list.

*Making a fire, and sitting around talking about things that you DON'T agree on. Very interesting to get your girlfriends *REAL* takes on what they may or may not do in their home!

*Sleep in and Read your Bible in bed, I loved this!
I am usually a *DESK* reader!!! 

* Don't take a shower for the day. Really, give your beautiful hair and skin a break!
You deserve it!

*Use a George Forman grill to make some of the BEST chicken on the planet...
FOR REALZ!!! Delish!

* Go down to the lake and roll up your pants, and then hop in the lake...
it is FREEZING and surprisingly refreshing...

* Get tons of scrapbooking done! Yeah!!!

* Take a walk with crazy attire on. I mean, life is too short to be dressed normally!!! ;)

*Make really funny voices that only they will understand...I mean so far I have an interesting cleaning lady as well as a lovely nail woman personality...It seems to lighten everyone up when the Cleaning lady is complaining about how messy they are (*Note, these ladies were not messy at all, which makes it funnier)

It was really refreshing and fun!!! You gotta try it!!! ;)