Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Letters for Today

I'm an avid reader of the blog, Today's Letters. They (Em & Tim) are a wonderful reminder to always be thankful for the small things in your everyday life. I needed a pick me up today, so thought I would write my own.

Dear Starbucks employee: Today you made me smile when you gave me a Thumbs Up for saying yes to whip cream, after ordering nonfat everything else. Thank you for making me not feel guilty for indulging just a little. Dear Mom: Thank you for bringing me dinner tonight. Mexican from our favorite local restaurant. And when they asked where I was, you told them I wasn’t feeling well. They said, “We’ll pray for her.”. Thankful to know there are still caring people in this world. Dear Spotify: Thank you for giving me an outlet when I just need to wind down after a long day. Nothing soothes my soul like music does.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Well, hello. It's been a long damn time since I've been here. I've felt lately that there is something "Missing" out of my life and I realized that I used to love to write. Now, I'm not the greatest writer out there but to be able to get my thoughts out of this jumbled mess in my head, well, it's freeing. It's a release. And honestly, I've missed it. 


Thinking: What I need to do when I get off of work. 

Enjoying:  A quiet office. This doesn't happen very often. 

Feeling: Content. That's a good feeling, I think!

Wearing: My Rusty Spur barrel racer shirt with hot pink sleeves. Skinny jeans. Flats

Needing: A vacation. Just for a couple days would do. I need to recharge.

Wanting: Good news from my appointment yesterday.

Listening: Cross Canadian Ragweed - Boys From Oklahoma 

Making: This blog, does that count? 

Eating: Nothing at the moment. 

Drinking: Water. Exciting, huh? 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snowed In Ramblings

What do you do on a Saturday? While being snowed in?

Well, you do 3 loads of laundry. 
Sweep the kitchen. 
Fold said laundry. 
Cook breakfast. 
Fix two cups of coffee. 

Wait, flip flop those two. Or no, move coffee to the top of the list. Who am I kidding? I can't function without coffee. 

Now, where were we? 

Read blogs. 
Write blog. 
Let my dog out. She thinks it' summertime out there. I keep telling her that white fluffy stuff is not fun! She begs to differ. 
Workout - while thinking I may die. 
(God I'm SO out of shape. Day 1 is always killer. It will get easier, it will get easier. Right? Yes, right!)

And currently I am writing this post, and catching up on Nashville on Hulu. 

This is a pretty awesome Saturday! 

Snow Day

It's 6:45 am, on a Saturday and I'm awake. Now, typically this isn't anything out of the norm because I have to work Saturday's. Today I had my alarms set to get up to go to work, but my boss' phone call beat my alarms. 

No work today he said, due to the crazy ass weather! Drifting snow and near like blizzard conditions! What the "ef", yo!? Last time I checked I lived in Kentucky, but here lately i'm not so sure. He said, can you figure out how to put the closing on the news channels?" Ummmm, yeah, I said. Having no clue what i'm doing. I have succeeded though, never fear! And still without any coffee at this point. I don't function without coffee! 

Here I sit now on my couch, in my pj's with my puppy and a cup of piping hot coffee. Pumpkin k-cup to be exact, I found a stash at the grocery store yesterday! I may have bought a couple boxes. I have a slight obsession with anything pumpkin flavored. I should go back to sleep, no, I want to go back to sleep. But, here I am trying to enjoy a quiet Saturday morning. These are rare. 

Snow Day! I'm not sure the last time I had one of those! I feel like a kid in school again! Enjoy your Saturday!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday Night Ramblings & Favorite TV

I do believe I'm living in Antartica right now. It was -10* this morning! As like, in real temperature. No wind chill factored in. Geesh! Just to think two days ago it was in the 50's*, and now this! Someone zap me to somewhere warm, please! 

I'm currently sitting on my couch getting prepared for American Idol. Is anyone else watching? I'm actually enjoying the new panel of judges, especially Harry Connick, Jr! Or, maybe it's just because he's so dreamy! His straight forwardness is pretty damn hot, too.  Please tell me i'm not the only one that thinks he's gorgeous! 

Speaking of TV shows, what is everyone watching lately? I'm also shamelessly addicted to The Bachelor. I'm not a big fan of Juan Pablo, but I crack up at these girls! I already have my favorites, but we'll see how it all plays out. It appears to be a season of drama, but that's really nothing new. Plus it's mindless TV for a Monday night. 

I seem to watch a lot more TV during the winter time than in the spring/summer. It's just too darn cold to be outside! 

What are some of your favorite TV shows? 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thankful Tuesday

I've always been a huge believer and being grateful for the small things in life. I believe that those small things are simply what make our lives so enriched, and if we would stop and count our blessings each and every single day, we would all be a lot more content. It seems life gets so crazy, and we get caught up in the hustle of the every day , that this simple act is easily forgotten. 

I used to write down each day what I was thankful for, and decided to start it once again. 

I'm Thankful For: 
  • The guy at work today that started my car for me to let it warm up, before I ventured out for my errands. 
  • For entire Sunday's spent on the couch watching Football and snuggling with my puppy. 
  • And spending the entire day in my pajamas! 
  • For new friends met at a New Years Eve Party 
  • For making it home safely today, after a treacherous drive in. (It snowed here people, like 6 inches snow. Kentucky people, we don't do this crap!)
What are you thankful for? 

Monday, January 20, 2014

I WON something! And, Thank You!

Monday's usually consist of hitting the snooze button numerous times, which then turns into a mad rush to get out the door in time. This morning was no exception, other than I checked my email this morning before I got out of bed due to the "preview" on my lock screen that I thought said I had won a blog giveaway. I never win crap, this was probably a scam. My eyes were still trying to adjust, and I was half squinting as I was still trying to get my bearings and wake up.

 And can you believe it, I actually won something! Me! The girl that NEVER wins anything, not even at those damn games at the yearly county fair. (By the way, I'm pretty sure those games are rigged and you never win the good prize anyway).

I entered a Huge Fitness Giveaway  hosted by Camo & Lipstick! I entered on a whim, never thinking I would actually get picked, and well now here I am! And don't you just love her blog name? Camo & Lipstick, a perfect combo! Country with some glam!

I've always been the girl that has struggled with her weight, and up until about two years ago I really didn't do anything to try and solve that problem. I always had the excuse that there is always "tomorrow". But in reality, tomorrow never came. I started changing my eating habits, and hitting the gym 3-4 times a week and lost about 25 pounds.

Then came this.....

I've been quiet on my blog for quite some time, due to personal reasons. Those personal reasons make this package mean that much more to me. After what seemed to be a promising year last year, turned into quite possibly one of the worst years of my life. So, this is really a breath of fresh air and I couldn't be more excited to finally get back on track!

So from the bottom of my heart, thank you! Thank you to all that hosted this giveaway & for the opportunity.