Friday, October 30, 2009

Blog questionaire

I saw this on a few other blogs and always love a good test. :)

1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while your blogging?

Well, I think maybe that's my problem. I like to snack. But, lately I have been trying to be good so my snack of choice right now while I blog is grapes...easy to eat and type. I am stuffing my face with grapes because there is already so much stinkin' Halloween candy at my house. Poof, be gone...maybe my skinny husband will eat it or take it to work.

2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without?

Well, it is a non-spiritual answer, although my Bible is one of my favorite things ever, but ...I'd have to say my cell phone. Lucky for me I can pull up the bible on my phone. :) Maybe I should say my toothbrush...nah, my cell phone.

3. Beach, Mountains, or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice?

I love the beach. It is one of my favorite places to go.

4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty?

Cleaning the tubs, shower or shower door...which is why I don't do it. That is Troy's job. So, I guess the job that I do that I hate the most is cleaning the mopping, cleaning the bathroom and toilets.

5. Who do people say you remind them of?

I don't know. I hope someone or something good.

6. Prefer parties and socializing or staying home with the fam?

I love being home with my family...snuggling together, eating popcorn and watching a movie.

7. What's your all time favorite movie?

That's a hard one, I have so many. I guess the movies that I could watch over and over is: Steel Magnolias, Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, Ghost, 50 First Dates and the list goes on and on.

8. Do you sleep in your make-up or remove it like a good little girl every night?

Oh, I love to sleep without my make-up. There are nights when I forget and I don't sleep very well. I think now I am better at washing my face because I need to pamper my older skin. ha!

9. Do you have a hidden talent or a deep desire to learn something that you've never had a chance to learn?

Well, as a matter of fact, yes. I've said it before a hundred times but I love to sing and I want to learn to play the guitar. My father in law gave me one and I just stare at it. Sometimes I pick around on it. I can play some really easy stuff but but I want to sit down and just be able to jam! :)

10. What's one strange thing you're really good at?

I have no idea.

11. What first attracted you to your spouse?

his eyes.

12. What is something you love to smell?

COFFEE and my Nana's roast.

13. Tell something about you that you know irritates people.

I hope nothing. I don't know, leave me a comment and tell it to me gently.

14. When you have extra money, what's the first thing you think to do with it?

Shop, shop and shop...then I slap myself.

15. Are you a silent laugher or a loud laugher? I am a LOUD laughter. I'm sure I annoy people with that. Maybe I should have written that on answer 13.

16. Where is your favorite place to shop?

Target, Ann Taylor Loft, anywhere in the mall, Marshall's, Kirklands.....Oh my, the list is endless.

17. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time?

Time...what's that? I guess I would spend more time exercising and taking care of myself.

18. Are you a big spender or frugal?

I guess I would say the big spender of the family but I do love a good sale.

19. Who is your favorite character of all time?


20. Would you want to be famous?

sure, why not... :)


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ho, Ho, WHAT???

Someone please remind me what day it is?? I mean, please. Today, I had to run an errand and low and behold in one of the stores I actually heard a Christmas carol. WHAT? It's October, people. Can we not celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving before Jolly Old Saint Nick makes his grand entrance? I haven't even thought about shopping or making a list and checking it twice.

So, that got me thinking. (I know, I do that a's scary) I still haven't done my give-a-way for all my faithful readers and I feel really guilty about it. I am a woman of my word. :) Anyway, a few post ago, when I wrote about 25+ things about moi, I told of my most favorite the moment. It is at Bath and B*ody Works and I L-O-V-E it. SO, in honor of Christmas in October, I present to you, Evergreen. YUM! If you like the smell of fresh cut Christmas trees, you will love this scent. It's perfect for the holidays. I even bought one for myself. :) BTW, its 4 oz....not the biggest in the store but still good and smelly. ha!

To enter and win this awesome candle, all you have to do is leave me a little ole' comment. I will do it the old fashioned way and draw your name out of a hat. I might even draw the name out of Macy's new "Glam" Witch hat. ha! Even if you are a lurker, which I don't think I have many, please leave me a note. If not, the candle will go to either my aunt or my mom. :) Which is fine with me. The contest will go through Friday at midnight. Good luck!

Merry Christmas in October.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Rants of a crazy person

*Blogs still are a funny thing. But, lets move on. Thanks to those who love me and support my crazy rants.

*Today it is raining like cats and dogs. The kids are supposed to be cleaning their rooms but I know better. I already hear Reid jumping up and down and that means there is a little NC*AA 2010 {{sigh}}. What's a mom to do?

*I am washing clothes. Doesn't that sound exciting. I think I have used a whole bottle of S*hout this football season. I mean really, who decides that 13 year old boys, or any boys for that matter, need white football pants. Really? Case in point...

And, yes, they are white again. Well, a little on the beige side, but who cares. I'll just need to wash them a few more times. We have 2 more games left and a handful of practices. Mom and Dad are coming tonight to watch Reid's game tomorrow. We are super excited.

*I stayed up all weekend watching the 2nd DVD series, Mad*Man, that Holly gave me.. I have been stuck in the 1960's...again. It is so good! I have been watching it on my computer with my ear buds in and needless to say, the dishes are sky high. The kids had to rinse off a dirty spoon this morning just to eat breakfast. I'm not proud of that and I won't win mother of the year. Just sayin'... Now, its over and I can get back to my duties at hand...

*I still haven't purchased Macy's Halloween costume yet. She wants to be a nice witch. Really? Anyway, I guess I have been a little preoccupied with my friends from the 1960's and now my poor baby doesn't have a costume. So, I guess its off to the Halloween store we go...if there are any left.

*We went to Dew*berry farms last weekend with Kim and her family. It was so much fun. I had never been and am so glad we did. It was such a neat place. A lot of walking and standing in lines but still a really fun place for the kids.

We got to pick out our very own pumpkin. Macy loved walking around looking for the perfect one!

The kids loved petting the animals. We took cousin Avery with us and they both had a blast. Don't you just love the look on that girl's face? haha! She loves her job.

Cheeseeeee.....Avery did not want to look at me for some odd reason. :) And, yes, we lost the cute black bow somewhere along the way.

*I haven't forgot the give-a-way....just looking for the right thing. The pressure.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Blogs are a funny thing. You think about them all day. Or I do. Please, tell me that you have the same addiction to blogs as I do. You know, you do something, see something or try something new and automatically think, "Hey, I can't wait to blog about this." Then you take your time and blog, you think its the best blog ever and then you wait. Wait for what, you ask? Well, comments of course. It's like the biggest popularity contest ever. It's rather sad. I have been doing a lot of research on different blogs and have come to the conclusion that I will never be as good of a blogger/writer as most of these women. Just sayin'.....

A lot of these talented women have seem to make a pretty good living on their blogs. I mean take for instance, The Pio*neer Woman. She is hilarious. I remember reading her blog every morning before she was a big hit. I mean she had a following but nothing like she has now. She has such a wonderful way of writing and it just sucks you right in. Isn't that the coolest thing? She went from a stay-at-home mom, home school teacher and county wife to one of the most popular woman on the Internet, like overnight. I was reading today that she even got to go to L.A. and be a part of the Bonn*ie Hun*t Show. I mean, that is when you know you have really made it. LOL! And all because she decided to blog about her adventurous life in the country. If you have never read her blog, you should. It will take you way out to the country where the air is clean the the traffic is a herd of cows crossing the street.

So, that got me thinking. I was a county girl. I moved to the city 10 years ago from one of the cutest little country towns ever! It was one of the hardest things I have ever done. So, I guess I will always have that country blood in me. I love parts of country life....especially the part where things are more slow-paced. I never care what time it is when I go home to the country. I love that. But, unfortunately, I live in the city. My life is backwards to the Pio*neer woman. Like her, I have a love story with my very own Marl*boro Man, my sweet kids take all my time and energy and I love them and I have a dog. Unlike her though, I have a mall down the street. I don't have cows crossing the street, I have kids on skateboards and bikes. My hubby doesn't drive a diesel dooley truck with a trailer, he drives a Niss*an Maxi*ma that we lovingly named "Max". I don't home school or go to the grocery store once a month. I go daily. It's across the street. I don' t live on a frontier but in a subdivision with neighbors so close they can probably hear me sneeze. I love to cook but do not have a cookbook. Shucks. I don't, nor will I ever, get up at 5 in the morning to go feed some cows. My dog is lucky to get food at 8 AM.

Maybe one day, people will find my city life interesting. Like maybe the adventures of the City Woman? Nah.

All this to say. Blogs are a funny thing.

What are your favorite blogs to read?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Oh, running, I miss you.

I'm mad. At myself, that is. Why? Because I have let my running go and I am missing it so much. This year when I went to register for the half marathon it was full. I promised myself I would sign up for another one and never did. Now, 3 months later and a few pounds heavier, I have let my running go to the way side. Don't get me wrong, I have ran a little, walked a little and went to worked out a little but nothing beats my running club and I miss it so much. Having that accountability helps me so much. So, needless to say, I feel like a "shlumpidinka" (isn't that what O*prah calls it? :) ) and is in need of a body makeover. Especially with the holidays right around the corner. Oh, heaven help us all when Aunt Kathy brings her famous Christmas cookies. Hey, FaFa, do you think you can make them fat-free?

So, anyone have any good ideas on how to get my running mojo back? HELP!

I miss getting up early and getting my running done for the day. I miss seeing the sunrise and all God's glory.

I miss my fuel belt. I miss my G*2 in Mango flavor.

I will miss these crazy girls at the half marathon. They sure were funny to watch as I ran my 13.1 miles.

I miss my watch. :)

I will miss not getting a 2010 medal this year!

I will miss these lovely oranges. One of the perks of fruit! :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Gotta love homework

With the school year in full swing, so is the homework. I for one hate homework. I mean, come on, don't they do enough of work during the day? Reid has been up until 11:00 + for weeks. The homework is crazy! I guess I better get off my soap box. I could go on and on about that. With all of that said, he is getting into the groove and doing a fabulous job. He in making all A's and B's and we are very proud of him. I just thought I'd post a few pictures of him hard at work. Don't you love how he takes over my kitchen table and plops a lamp in the middle?

All you need is a little light, coffee, cough drops and a little music...

Oh, and some white powdered doughnuts....snack of champions.


His homework is always math, which I cannot help him with. Sorry, Reid.

Let's not forget other star student. She has had homework and projects of her own. She made this dinosaur diorama all by herself. Well, I helped a little but not too much...she is one crafty little girl!

One of Reid's Social Studies projects...It's a Indian Shield. Just in case you wondered. ha!
So, just in case you have wondered what we have been up too...there you have it. That and football. That will be a later post.... :)
Hope you all have a wonderful Monday.

Monday, October 05, 2009

For the sweetest 8 followers in the world......I am so sorry! I know I promised you a give-a-way and have yet to post anything about it. I guess I got all carried away with my long life list. ha! I do promise you one is coming. What is it? Well, some good mail, just for you! I will get back to you soon with all the details and fun stuff.....I'm new at this, remember? :) Hang in there with me. And if you read my earlier posts you know I am a procrastinator....oops. I am going to do better with that...tomorrow.

This is Avery, my niece....I love this picture. I thought it was perfect for a Monday morning! :)

I hope you all have a fabulous Monday. Now, y'all don't be sticking your tongue out at people, that's only acceptable if you are 2. ha!

Love you.

Friday, October 02, 2009

I don't know why in the world I decided to post random things about my life...I know its crazy. The only thing I keep thinking about is just getting some of my random information down so that one day when I am gone someone will remember something about me. Like, maybe I can twist my arm almost completely around. I mean that is pretty important. So, grab a cup of coffee and a snack and have fun reading 25 more fun and probably pretty boring things about me.

26. Today I had my first mammogram. Just a little FYI and TMI.

27. I LOVE candles. I burn them all the time. My new favorites are Sla*tkin & Co. from Bath and Bod* have to try them! They smell heavenly!

28. I have a pain the hiney dog named Tucker. We really do love him.

29. I absolutely love getting a pedicure and manicure. Its such a treat.

30. I am scared of a toe fungus, though.

31. One of my pet peeves is when my sweet hubby bites his nails. It drives me nuts!

32. My daughter is a girly-girl and I love it!

33. My son loves sports and I love being a football, basketball and baseball mom.

34. I am a big procrastinator. I hate that. Maybe one of the many reasons I am a bad blogger.

35. My sweet Nana calls me Hezzy, Hez or Hezekiah. She nicknamed me that when I was little and it has stuck. I love it.

36. I broke my arm when I was 8. I fell out of a tree...

37. My Poppi drove me to the hospital in a VW bug. I miss my Poppi. bad.

38. I've always wanted to be a singer.

39. I sing in the shower. Loud.

40. I have a horrible memory.

41. Doing this list makes me realize my life is really boring.

42. My mom and dad are super cool and I love them so much.

43. My Nana is awesome and I love her so much.

44. My first car was a Hyundai Sonata. It was loaded. It was a lemon. We should had listened to Dad. Shhh....don't tell him.

45. My next car was a Pontiac Sunbird. I wish I had a picture of times. It was my college car.

46. My first year of college I went to LCU in Lubbock. It was too far. :)

47. Then was on to Texa*s State, way back then it was SWT. Go Bobcats.

48. My sister and I used to have Bubble Shows in the tub. I love my sister.

49. My brother used to sleep with me...he was a little scared of the dark. LOL I love my brother.

50. We used to have a cat named Louie that would suck on our toes while we slept. Gross.

If you are still with me and you haven't died of boredom....there will be more. I don't know how many more but hopefully I can think of at least 25-50 more. I know, you can't wait. Hello, is anyone out there. :)

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Just a little about me...

1. I am the oldest child.

2. I have one sister and one brother. I am the head-sister. :)

3. I am an aunt...they call me YaYa.

4. I love my makes me happy.

5. I am the oldest cousin on my mom's side. I am the head-cousin. :)

6. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We will celebrate 15 years in November. Did someone say Cruise???

7. I am a mommy to two precious kids, Reid and Macy. They are the loves of my life.

8. I love to run.

9. I have ran 4 half-marathons and a handful of little races.

10. I love to go to the beach. Its my peaceful place. I could lay on the shore for hours.

11. I wish I loved to read. I have so many books and I have only read half of them. (very embarrassing)

12. I collect Fiesta dishes. It makes me happy.

13. I teach 3 year olds at a Mother's Day Out...'nuff said.

14. I love to have a clean house although it is a day to day struggle with kids.

15. I fold my clothes the second they come out of the dryer. I hate them to be wrinkled. If they sit for a while in the dryer before I get to them I have to fluff them. I have been known to fluff. A lot.

16. I load my dishwasher a certian way. It has to be that way. It all has a place. :)

17. I try to eat Heart Healthy.

18. Somedays I have to have a candy bar.

19. I didn't always love coffee. I do now!!

20. I didn't start drinking coffee until I was 30. It's way better when you drink it with your friends.

21. I wish I knew how to sew.

22. I like to watch TV at night when the kids are asleep. I love my DVR!!

23. My hubby leaves me love notes...He's sweet like that.

24. I really love it when it rains.

25. My second toe is taller than all my other means I am the head of the household. :)

.....25 more to come