Thursday, June 18, 2009

Alone...In A Good Way

I love the Mister...very very much and really enjoy spending time with him; but just every now and then I really enjoy a night at home alone. Tonight is my night alone! The Mister went to go see a movie tonight with a buddy and I have had all this time to myself. It's not like I do a whole lot or anything special. It's just time I get to spend doing what I want to do :-)

So what is it I do? Well I catch up on my stories...yes I record every single episode of All My Children. I only get to watch them when the Mister is not around...he isn't a big fan, I don't know why ;-). I have been watching this show since 6th grade, my babysitter got me hooked. I also sit in the Mister's chair. Yes he has his own chair, don't all husbands? He loves his chair and I do too, just don't get to sit in it very often. I eat whatever I want, really that means I get to have popcorn for dinner! And I have also spent the entire night on the web.

I love these nights...I don't need them often just a few times a month. Do you all enjoy nights without the husband and the kids to hang out at home in peace?

**Oh and by the way we are still getting up every morning for our run. We started week two again because we just weren't quite ready to move to week three, but we will be!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Old Friends

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile...I have been so busy. I hate to think that I am a lazy blogger and really don't want to go this long without an update. So first I will tell you that I had a great time in Kansas at my friends wedding! It was so good seeing all of my old friends and catching up with them even if it was brief. The bride was stunning and the wedding was beautiful. I had a blast at the reception and then it was all over.

This wedding really got me thinking about my old friends and how much they meant to me and know we only have a past together and no real present. It makes me sad to think that I have lost touch with all of these girls...and when I say "all" I mean 7 really good friends. There was MK, MF, AF, LB, LRB, and JF. JF was my best friend from elementary to junior high and then part of high school. We both went our separate ways around our freshman and sophomore year but reconnected towards the end of high school and even took a trip together in between our freshman and sophomore year of college. Promising to do this every year no matter where we were. Of course that was our only trip and really the last time I talked to her. The trip was wonderful...not the reason we no longer talked. We were both very different at the time and had gone in very different directions but now I feel like we could actually be close again but I don't know how. How do you reconnect with someone when you don't live near one another?

I have seen most of the other girls within the past year and I would say I am still relatively close to them even though I definitely don't keep up with them like I should. I just think it is kind of sad that these girls who were so important to me at one time in my life (for many years) are now just friends that I see or talk to once a year. I do believe you have different friends for different times in your life but most of those girls are still great friends and see each other all the time. I know it has a lot to do with them all being in the same city and me being 4 states away does make a difference. I guess I am little envious that out of the 7, 5 of them are all still really close and I felt a little like the odd man out while I was there this weekend.

I was so happy to see all of them but at the same time very sad that I have grown so far apart from them all. Do you still keep in touch with old friends? Are you as close to them as you once were?
Here is a picture of all of us together!

Friday, June 12, 2009

I'm going to...

Kansas City, Kansas City here I come...They got some crazy little women there and I'm a gonna get me one!

I tell ya, I am constantly singing! No really I am going to KC this weekend and I am so excited about it! One of my dear friends from high school is getting married! I am leaving tonight and being picked up at the airport to go straight to the rehearsal dinner. It should be a blast. I don't get to see my friends from back home very often...but this weekend we will all be back together! The mister is staying home and even though he will be missed I am excited about hanging with just the girls!

On other news Tuesday and Thursdays are really going to suck for the next 5 weeks! I am not a big fan of these 3 hour classes and hanging out at school for 11 hours! It's brutal! Just 5 more weeks, 5 more weeks...I will get through this...

And I am still keeping up with my running! I am so proud of myself. I probably won't participate tomorrow morning but I will make up for it...promise.

Hope you all have a great weekend and I will catch back up with you on Sunday!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hello Mr. Spider

Today is my first day back to school after my one month summer vacation. I am taking three classes this semester and I am here all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So today at 8:00am I arrive at my first class and it is CANCELLED! The professor doesn't have the key so she decides we won't have class today. 8:00...I was there at 8:00 for a class not to go back home! Fortunately I live close enough to campus that I went back home and came back to campus for my 12:00 class. Again CANCELLED!! This time the teacher is sick! I am not going back home this time and decide to spend my time surfing the web and catching up on message boards and blogs.

Okay here is where the spider comes in! As I am sitting there minding my own business from the corner of my eye I see something move across my phone and coming towards my arm. I look over and see a HUGE spider coming towards me. Keep in mind I am still at campus sitting in one of the buildings where there are other people sitting. I leap up out of my chair, throw my computer onto the chair next to me and yes I screamed!! As I was getting up the spider leaps towards me and I am positive that it has attached itself to me and I just can't see it. So for 5 minutes...okay maybe 30 seconds I am standing there frantically searching myself for this HUGE spider...I am not overreacting here, this spider was large! Then I spot it on the chair and take me sandal off and kill it! Of course at this time I remember that I am not alone and realize that there are about 6 people looking at me like I am so crazy woman.

No crazy lady here...just scared of spiders. "Sorry about that; there was a huge spider". No one seems to care though and precedes to smirk and giggle! No this is not how I usually react when I come into close vicinity with a spider; however this was not a ordinary encounter. I was extremely startled by this thing. I swear it was the size of a half dollar...that's a HUGE spider!

Needless to say it has been a somewhat interesting first day back and it's not even over yet!


I am so excited! I have been tagged! Thank you Ash! Hope you are having a great time back in the States.

The Rules:
  • Mentioned who tagged you: Ash
  • Complete the list of 8’s
  • Tag 8 people
  1. Going to Kansas for a friends wedding this weekend
  2. Seeing friends that I haven't seen in several years
  3. Beach trip in July
  4. Becoming an aunt
  5. Finishing school
  6. Becoming a teacher
  7. Becoming a mom
  8. Having a weekend where there is nothing going on
  1. I went to work
  2. I ate mexican
  3. I went to Lowes
  4. I had ice cream from Coldstone
  5. I watched the Braves game on tv
  6. I read blogs
  7. I got my books ready for school
  8. I spent some time shopping online
  1. Graduate right now
  2. See my family more
  3. Make more money while in school
  4. See my girlfriends more
  5. Travel more
  6. Sew
  7. Speak a second language
  8. Live on the beach


  1. House
  2. True Blood
  3. Bones
  4. Dexter
  5. The Office
  6. How I Met Your Mother
  7. Anything on HGTV
  8. 30 Rock

8 FAVORITE FRUITS - since I don't like fruit I will go with vegetables

  1. Asparagus
  2. Squash
  3. Zucchini
  4. Spinach
  5. Potato
  6. Corn
  7. Green Beans
  8. Okra


  1. Australia
  2. Italy
  3. Ireland
  4. Paris
  5. Mexico
  6. Miami
  7. Dominican Republic
  8. Hawaii


  1. Mankato, KS
  2. Beloit, KS
  3. Hays, KS
  4. Chattanooga, TN
  5. Atlanta, GA


  1. Crystal
  2. Sarah
  3. Sarah
  4. Morgan
  5. Iva
  6. Jen
  7. Pink Flip Flops
  8. Tiffany

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Blind Side

My update on the extra experience. My friend Bethany and I did actually end up going to the movie set to be extras in the new Sandra Bullock movie. We had a blast! We got there at about 7:30pm and got ourselves checked in. There were a lot more people there than I was expected. They had us hang out for about 2 hours before they actually needed us. Finally around 11 they took us all done to the set. I don't even know how to explain it. We mostly sat there and every once in awhile they would give us some instruction on what to do. You just end up repeating the same scene over and over. I think the whole night they maybe shot 4 minutes of the entire movie. At 1:30am we had lunch. Yes, lunch! They had box lunches for everyone. After lunch they took most of the extras that were left across to the other side of the field. This is when we actually got out first look at the stars. Bethany and I finally decided to leave at 3:30 in the morning. After talking to everyone we quickly realized that the extras that were sticking around were all getting paid. I am pretty sure that all the free extras had already left (besides us). We met some really interesting people and would definitely do it again.

Here are a few pictures.

SJ - this is what they called Sandra when they needed her to do something. We figured it was SJ b/c she is married to Jesse James. We walked right past her when we were leaving.

The Set

Sandra (wearing white sweater) and Tim (right next to here in black jacket)

Okay I am going to have to work on adding pictures, but I wanted to get them up.

So today we are going to Chattanooga for my Mother in Law's 60th Birthday! Should be a pretty good time.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Extra Extra

Tonight I am hoping to be discovered! Okay I really don't think I will be discovered but I am planning on being an extra in a MOVIE! This isn't just any movie, it actually stars Sandra Bullock. That's huge! And Tim Mcgraw. The movie is Blind Side and it's about a high school football player. Anyways they are filming here in Atlanta and need extras for the crowd at the football game. And yes, yours truly is going to be there.

Okay I am sure you are starting to think that I am a huge nerd. Yes...I admit that I am a nerd and am so excited about this! They are going to be filming tonight and will continue until sunrise tomorrow morning. I can leave whenever, but I am thinking it would be really cool to hang out there all night! I have recruited my friend Bethany to go with me but if she decides to bail at the last minute the Mister said he would go. I think deep down he hopes she bails :-) The only thing that may not be much fun is sitting in 80 degree weather with a coat on, since the movie is taking place in the fall they want everyone to have a coat or hoodie on...hope I don't pass out!

Oh and on my quest to get in shape - I am on day 3 and still going strong, although my legs are a little stiff.

Monday, June 1, 2009


I had a really good weekend. The weather was beautiful and the Mister and I had nothing going on. We got up early on Saturday and started on yard work. Mowing, killing weeds and even cleaned out the overflowing gutters (so glad the pollen is finally gone). The rest of the day we hung out on the deck and enjoyed the sun. The Sunday was very similar. We didn't have yard work but we got up early and got some shopping done. We were back home and on the deck early afternoon and I tried to catch some rays. I have a wedding I am going to in two weeks and I need some sun.

I also started reading the Kite Runner. I have had this book for awhile now but hadn't been in the mood. I wasn't really in the mood for it this weekend either. I was thinking chic lit would have been more appropriate. It is so good though, so far it hasn't exactly been a happy story, but it so real and emotional. I don't know how many times I cried during it and I am not even finished. I would highly recommend this book when you have some time and are prepared to feel some pain and heartache. I want to see the movie now but I am not sure it will be a great movie.

On Saturday night we watched the movie 7 pounds with Will Smith. Wow, what a heart breaker there too. I really enjoyed the movie and it really makes you think about what you would do in that situation. Would I be as selfless and he was? Would I give up everything for 7 random people? I don't know. I would like to think that I would be willing to give up something, but everything including my life. I don't want to give to much away in case you haven't seen it. I really enjoyed the movie. Oh and it even had the Mister in tears and that is not an easy thing to do.

I have one more update. So Saturday I was going to get up and start my running...well it didn't happen. It didn't happen on Saturday or on Sunday. But this morning the Mister and I got up early and we started the first day of our 8 week challenge. I am so pumped and glad we were able to commit this morning. I wasn't sure we would do it or not but we did!