Thursday, January 31, 2013

Taking the day off...

There are some days when the events going on around me make whatever I would write about seem like useless, mundane bullshit.
 
Today is one of those days.
 
So, I'm taking the day off.
 
We have some loved ones hurting today, and every single second, thought, and action should be dedicated to trying to ease their heartbreak, even if just a little.
 
I'll be back tomorrow. Hopefully a little less cryptic.
 
Give your loved ones an extra hug today. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

So What! Wednesday

 
Linking up with Shannon for So What! Wednesday!
 
This week I am saying So What! if...
 
* After being up at 4:00 AM yesterday (because apparently my body thinks that is an acceptable time to get up) and then being up at 12:00 AM and 4:00 AM this morning (I didn't feel well - so help me if I come down with some nasty sickness there will be HELL to pay) I would kill for a nap. I'm exhausted. Wah! (Oh wait! It's Super Bowl Sunday, I used to ALWAYS get sick for Super Bowl Sunday. BOOOOOO!!!!)
 
* I found these little individual sized bowls of cereal at the grocery store and have fallen in love with them. I mean, I know $1 each isn't the most cost efficient, but I get sick of cereal so quick that I need the variety. A litte Cap'n Crunch, Apple Jacks, and some Life...sounds like some nice breakfasts to me.
 
* I haven't been using the treadmill as much as I should. But to be fair, we have only had it for 9 days. And I've used it three time. Sooo... it isn't THAT bad.
 
* The fact that I just learned that Verizon has an app for your Ipad that you can watch TV and shows on makes me want to do back flips. Seriously, if I could do backflips then I would be doing them right now.
 
* I offered to help with trainings last week and I haven't done anything about it. The guy told me to check his calendar for what days he will be where, but I can't get it to open. Sooo... that means wait until I can, right?!
 
* If it is a serious pet peeve of mine when people are so vague in their emails that I have to ask them 20 questions to actually get what they are saying. Because I KNOW that if I assume, I'll be wrong and look stupid. But on the other hand, asking 20 questions about a simple meeting makes me too stupid. Damned if I do, damned if I don't.
 
* I have graduated from secret eye rolls to actually muttering things under my breath at work. I think when I get to the point that I start saying things "out loud" then I need a vacation. Before I get fired.
 
That's all for today folks. Adios!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

100th Follower Giveaway

The time has come my friends. It's time for the 100th Follower Giveaway!
 
Brought to you by:
 
I'm teaming up with Leah from The Lovely Life of Leah and Megan from Elliot Wife, Elliot Life to bring you some awesome items to say THANK YOU for showing up every day and reading!
 
Here's what you can win:
 
* Homemade Sparkly Starbucks Tumbler
* $15 Starbucks Gift Card
* $25 Target Gift Card
* Shop Leah Luxe Hair Ties
 
Enter below. Giveaway runs until 12:00 AM, Monday February 4th.
 
Winner will be announced that day. Winner had 24 hours to contact me before we pick a new one. Make sure you are checking the blog and your e-mail!
 
Good luck!!!


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Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend Recap / 100th Follower Giveaway Information

This weekend was a good one. Nice and calm. We like that.
 
Friday night Big A and I went down to a Mexican restaurant that we love and had some food & margaritas. I ordered the fajita taco with steak, and OMG I was in LOVE with this steak. I'm not a huge red meat person, and usually it doesn't like me either, but OMG if I could marry a food it would probably be this one. Seriously, amazing.
 
Saturday, Ma Dukes came over and kept me sane while I ran some errands, mainly grocery shopping. She reminisced about the days where I used to grab random stuff and throw it in her shopping cart without her noticing. Which would result in her actually buying these items. Haha.
 
Yeah, apparently it was time for payback. I caught the Elmo sandwich container and the chocolate chips right away. I caught the dates (were they dates?) and the tomato container when we got to the checkout line. However, she got me with the Matzo Ball mix, which I almost bought.
 
Thankfully she is a lot nicer than me and grabbed it off the conveyor belt before I bought it. We did however explode into a fit of giggles to the point that I was unable to tell t he cashier that yes, I do have Stop & Shop card, and just threw my keys at him. It was a good time.
 
Her sneaky collection of items.
 
Saturday night, Big A and I did a whole lot of nothing. We ate frozen pizza and watched TV. I know. I know. We are wild and crazy.
 
Sunday was spent doing stuff around the house. My family was coming over for dinner to celebrate a belated Birthday/Christmas with my Nanny and Aunt, and to see the house! I cleaned the house, Big A did stuff outside, and then we got to work actually putting some stuff up on the walls. FINALLY.
 
I set the table all pretty and got to work making dinner for everyone: 

 
My most favorite thing that I could WAIT to put up on the wall. We got it for my shower, so I've waited 6 LONG months to get this up on the wall.
 
We put up a bunch of picture frames too, but we are just waiting to get our wedding pictures back so that we can fill them. Right now they are filled with random people so, I'd rather not be displaying them in my house for much longer. Haha.
 
We had an amazing time with everyone and it was nice to see Big A switch into host mode. Getting a fire going. Asking people if they needed drinks. Helping clear off the table. He's getting better. He can be trained...it's just a slow process! Haha.
 
And that's our fun and exciting weekend! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well!
 
Now...don't forget tomorrow is the 100th Follower Giveaway. Just a few little somethings to say thank you for being around. Here's the information:
 
 
100th Follower Giveaway Information
 
Oh man, oh man, oh man are you in for a treat!!!
 
I have Leah from, The Lovely Life of Leah, and Megan, from Elliot Wife, Elliot Life helping me out with a nice little giveaway to help me say thank you to each and every one of you who listen to me complain, whine, bitch, and moan day in and day out.
 
And seriously, I couldn't think of more amazing people to hosting this giveaway with. I talk to Megan and Lead LITERALLY on a daily basis. They know most of my deep dark secrets. You might remember me mentioning them a million times, they are pretty awesome. They are SO awesome, that they both actually sent Big A and I a wedding gift! I mean seriously, how sweet is that? (They know the key to my heart...presents...haha I kid. I kid.)
 
 
But you don't want to hear about that do ya? You want to know about the loot. And here it is:
 
One lucky winner will receive:

 
* One homemade sparkly Starbucks tumbler
* $15 Starbucks gift card (what good is the cup with nothing to go in it?)
* $25 Target gift card
* 1 pack of Luxe Hair Ties from Shop Leah
 
Come back tomorrow to enter the giveaway. I'm thinking open from Tuesday through Sunday. And winner announced Monday.
 
Eek! So excited. I almost wish I could enter my own giveaway... but alas I can't.
 
Good luck lovers!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday's Letters

 I'm linking up with Ashley from over at The Sweet Season for Friday's Letters.
 
Today is Staff Meeting Day (blech) so I'm trying to get all my blogging work done with time to spare to go grab breakfast. It doesn't always work, but we try. (PS E-mails are SO welcome to distract me from the boringness that is my Staff Meeting)
 
Dear Kevin Lemanowicz, (he's the lead weather man on Fox News in Mass) I know that it probably doesn't seem like a big deal to you, but the fact that you have tweeted me back TWICE this week kind of made my year. You're my favorite and I won't listen to anyone else. I'm not saying we HAVE to be BFF's, but just considerate...k?
Check it...I feel special...although I know he tweets everyone back. I just think it is so cool he's on Twitter talking to his people. Love it!
 
 
Dear Self, yeah, good thing you had already got in a good 4 miles/400 calories last night before you weighed yourself. Yes you HAVE gained weight since the wedding, you don't just feel like it, you HAVE. Now, keep getting your ass on that treadmill. No one like mopey, depressed, "I'm going to drown myself in a bowl of chocolate sauce" Kayleigh. Cool? Pool season will be here before you know it and your pasty skin will be enough of a shock to the senses, let's not have your ass be one too. MMMmk?

 
Dear Jennifer, THANK YOU for talking about Hulu. I had heard of it before, but never tried it. But when I went on the treadmill last night and couldn't think of what I wanted to watch, I remembered your blog and signed right up. It was because of New Girl and The Carrie Diaries that I made it through on the treadmill. I'm kind of thinking of signing up for Hulu Plus, but after being overcharged by Verizon every month, I don't really want to pay for it...wah!
 
Dear Winter, I know I sound like a broken record, but WTF... 8 degrees here, 2 degrees here, when I left work yesterday it was a whopping 16 degrees. Woo hoo! Break out yo bathing suit baybay! Seriously though, cut the shit. I need sun. I need warm. Work on it.
 
Dear Big A,  yesterday you brought my phone with you to work because your dummy of a wife forgot it at home...again. So I brought you a coffee and a donut because it was FREEZING out and I knew you probably hadn't eaten. It was no big deal. But you thought it was a BIG deal. And told me I was the best wife ever. And couldn't stop raving about it. Keep it up buddy. I'll bring you coffee, cakes, a freakin' tiger if that's what you want. Your appreciation for what I do for you warms my heart. Thanks for being such a great/appreciative/understanding Husband.
 
Dear House, you WILL get worked on this weekend. Sorry for neglecting you. We got so busy and then...well...it had been so long since I had been able to just sit on the couch. I apologize. Big A started replacing all of your light switched and electrical outlets, so now you look a bit more fancy! Do you feel fancy?
 
Dear Staff Meeting, please do not take forever. It's Friday. We all know that I barely have enough attention span to make it through the rest of the week. But I have like 25% on Fridays. Please please please be nice to me. Especially since I know next month's is going to be a LONG one.
 
Dear Grocery Shopping, please do yourself. There is nothing I hate more than grocery shopping on a Saturday, but it MUST be done. Blah. Maybe I could dress Mr. Fresh up in a trench coat, a fedora, and some sunglasses and have him go. Although, he would probably call some attention to himself when he starts barking at people and loads his cart up with Milk Bones. Heh. I'm picturing that right now...can you picture it...
Heh
 
Dear Readers, get ready for my 100th Follower giveaway. Check back Monday for what you can win and the Giveaway will start Tuesday! Eek SO excited!!!
 
That's all for today. Apparently I have things to do. Wah!
 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Random Ramblings

So, I have to say, this weather is doing NOTHING for my mood.
 
I'm tired, cold, and easily irritated.
 
No joke. You better hope that you don't have some eye twitch situation going on because I might just interpret it as an aggressive act and respond accordingly.
 
It's that bad.
 
Although, once I got home to my nice warm house last night, I was fine.
 
Go figure.
 
It's not that I don't like the winter. I do. I love the look of freshly fallen snow, cuddling up under a blanket by the fire (although it is usually with Mr. Fresh since if it is snowing Big A is out making the cheddah!). It's the whole leaving the house part that I hate.
 
Like last night, when it was like 6 degrees, THAT was the night that we had to go and pick Big A's truck up from being fixed. (Which I think may sound confusing since he is a mechanic, but I think it was a transmission thing, which he always brings to the experts, ya don't want to eff with your transmission.)
 
Although my car was nice and warm, so it wasn't that bad.
 
I just need sunshine and warmth. Just a little. That's all.
 
Now, if I could just find some job that I could work from home at. I could do the whole SAHW thing AND make the moolah. That's the dream, right?
 
I could have conference calls out by my pool! Haha.
 
Maybe that's my problem. I've never had a pool before, so the whole hot Summer thing was about sweating your balls off and having to pay more a month to crank the AC. NOW, I'm just imagining drinking a nice cold beverage while floating around in my pool.
 
I will never leave my house. Well... maybe to get more booze. You want to see my from June through August, then come on over. Otherwise, I'll see ya in the Fall!
 
In other news, only 6 more weeks until our couch comes in. I can't wait. It's not that I don't like my couch. I do. It's comfy and has been amazing to us for the past 3 years. But, it's only comfy if there's one person on it. Or me and the dog. Throw in Big A and that's too close to my personal space. Doesn't he know I need to sprawl out? Haha.
 
So that's exciting.
 
We have plans to actually work on the house this weekend. Ya know, for the first time since we moved in. Haha. Thanks to the Patriots sucking we now have our Sundays back, so at least we can become productive members of society again.
 
Once I show you how far the house has come, then I promise you won't think we are as lazy as I am making us sound. Now that Blogger can upload pics again, I can get back to Wedding Recaps, then the Honeymoon, and then start on the house FINALLY.
 
Nothing like being two months behind, right? Haha.
 
In other news, my 100 follower giveaway will be next week. I'm thinking Tuesday, so keep an eye out for that. I have Leah and Megan helping me out with it, so we should have some good stuff for you.
 
Other than that, I'm just rambling at this point, so I shall start on my mile long to do list at work. I.E. continue to play on the internet and then complain at 3:15 PM that my work isn't done and I always get stuck late.
 
Smooches. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

So What! Wednesday

 
First and foremost, I would like to call attention to the fact that things look a bit different around here. Sick and tired of my old design, and too stubborn/poor to pay someone to do it, I found this AMAZING tutorial here and spent the better portion of last night working on it.
 
You can now find my Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter, by clicking the buttons on the right. I'm on most of them fairely often, but still getting used to them all.
 
Also, any tips, tricks, or suggestions are MORE than welcome as I obviously am only pretending to know what I am doing. Thanks loves!
 
Now, time to link up with Shannon for So What! Wednesday!
 
This week I am saying So What! if...
 
* I am considering leaving all of my family and friends behind for a warmer climate. Whoever wants to come is more than welcome (that's a lie, there is an extensive application and interview process) but I am outta here! 
 
N...did you know it was only 8 degrees out? It's cold, in case you didn't know. ;)
 
 
* If I texted and posted this pic to a million people last night. It is huge for two reasons.
1) I am using our new treadmill, which Big A said I wouldn't do. (You want me to do something? Tell me I won't/can't. Works like a charm)
2) This was my first time working out in like 12 billion years. Holler!

 
* I found a contract sitting on my desk that my boss signed last week and I never sent back. Umm... I've been busy blog designing with so many things I just can't be bothered!
 
* I want to go all psycho hose beast on this woman at work. I swear to God, she cops an attitude with me all day every day. And it is usually when I tell her that I can't do something that HER assistant already refused to do. I'm sorry, I don't work for you. And last time I checked, YOU were the one who fucked me over for a position that would have made me work for you. So... if you want me to do shit because your assistant sucks ass, then hire me. I'll gladly take the paycheck and put up with your punk ass until I get enough experience to wreck you. Smooch!
 
* I was slightly excited to get our mortgage bill last night. I mean, I know it is a shit load of money and the novelty will wear off right quick, but it kind of seems pretty permanent now. (Because it didn't before? What?)
 
* I have decided that I don't care about swearing on my blog anymore. I used to think that people would get offended or not what to read it. But then I decided, fuck that. If people get offended and don't want to read it then peace out Girl Scout!
 
* I felt like less of a psycho when I got a bunch of emails yesterday agreeing with my standpoint. I thought I was being a brat and throwing a temper tantrum, but apparently most other people feel the same way too, so I feel better now.
 
* I wish it was Friday. Like every single day. Well... Monday through Thursday. So 4 out of 7 days, I'm wishing it was Friday. I should probably work on that, seeing as how last time I checked they weren't changing all of the days to Friday.
 
* I'm looking forward to this weekend, mainly because I have NOTHING to do except for a family dinner on Sunday night. It will be GLORIOUS!!!
 
Alright lovers. That's enough for today. Hope you all have a fantastic Hump Day!
 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say...

Maybe it is the lack of sleep lately. Maybe it is the complete lack of patience for bullshit. I don't know what it is. But I'm a little pissy this morning, so please excuse me while I jump up on my soap box for a minute.

This morning, I came into work, sat down with my coffee, attempted to thaw my frozen bones from this bullshit cold weather, and catch up on my favorite blogs.

After checking out Instagram last night, and seeing Raven's pictures, I couldn't wait to see what she was going to write. You see...Raven's dear sweet husband decided to give one of her boys a "haircut" (I put that in quotations, because that can't be considered a haircut, there HAS to be some other word for it). This morning didn't disappoint when I clicked on her page and got the skinny on what happened. You can read it here.

I giggled, made a mental note to take all sharp objects from the house if Big A and I ever have kids and I leave them home alone with them (and to start now on making it quite clear he is NOT allowed to make decisions about their hair) and went on my way to leave a comment. She never mentioned anything more about Rob so I was becoming concerned for his safety! Haha.

When I left my comment, I read through the other ones first (I hate to be a repeater) and found this little gem:


Pardon my French, but are you fucking kidding me? Seriously?

I'm sorry, did I MISS the day when we all decided that we were only going to blog about all of the horrors in the world and were no longer allowed to tell funny stories about our families? Because if so, then damn, I've been doing this shit all wrong.

I don't know if it is the New Year, the age of 27, or just being done with it all, but I am so fucking sick of all of this bullshit. And this isn't the first time something like this has pissed me off. Remember this post? And Kristen wrote something last week that put a hair across my ass too. (Not about Kristen obviously, about the situation). And Taylor was prompted to write this post about how people need to chill the fuck out and stop making assumptions about HER life.

I guess I am just sick of the shit talking. I know that we blog about ourselves and put our stuff out there for everyone to see, but that doesn't give ANYONE the right to judge us. Or think that they know us. And that GOMI website (I'm not linking to it, I refuse to give them traffic) is pathetic. These people spend HOURS searching through people's posts specifically to rag on them.

Really? You have nothing better to do then sit and read post after post purely to act like an asshat? Talk to anonymous up there. Don't you know that bad things are happening in the world? Go do something about it.

And let's talk about the whole "anonymous" thing. Really? No one has the balls to actually own up to what they are saying?

Look, I may not be peaches and cream all the time. I know that I can be annoying. And overbearing. And think that my opinion is the only right one. And LOVE to tell people what I think. Maybe that makes ME an asshole. But at least I do it to someone's face. Or at least own up to it. I would rather be an asshole than a coward. Just saying.

I guess I'm just sick of people being assholes for assholes sake. Why can't we use this whole blogging thing as an opportunity to expand our support network by hundreds or even THOUSANDS? Why can't we speak freely about how hard something in life is, or how hard parenting is sometimes, or how easy parenting is sometimes, or whatever the hell we want without fear of some jackass putting in there whole "anonymous" two cents?

Why can't we just say "Hey that sucks" or "I've been through that before too" or just close the fucking web browser and move on. Don't like what you read? Keep moving. Because 99.99% of the time, you don't know what you are talking about. I mean, I don't know Raven personally, but I've had enough exposure to her to know that she probably isn't completely ignorant to the fact that shit is going on in the world. Right? I mean, you would have to be a complete fucking idiot or just live under a rock. Which she doesn't do either.

And I know she is a big girl and can (and has) stuck up for herself. I'm just don't with the bullshit. At least she OWNS what she says.

So can we just take a little line from Kristen and pipe the fuck down? I don't really want to raise my imaginary/future kids in a world where people are such judgemental pansies. So let's lock it up? OK?

Let's remember that lesson we learned when we were younger, and if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all. Capiche?

Alright. Rant over! Happy Tuesday Lovers! I'll promise to be back tomorrow with a little less Bitch and a lot more snark tomorrow. Just had to let that all out.
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Weekend Recap

OK...first things first. The next person to talk about having the day off gets punched in the face.
 
Deal?
 
OK. Now that we have that handled. Oh, and please don't take it personally. I'm just incredibly jealous. And my jealousy comes out as violence. No big deal.
 
We don't have another day off from work (unless we use Vacation time) until May 27th. I can tell you right now that I'm not going to make it. Although, I VOW to take a week off in the Summer and just work on my tan. Anywhooo.....
 
The weekend was kind of uneventful.
 
Friday, Big A and I were supposed to hang out. Nothing big or exciting, just spending some QT, but he got out of work to find out that there was a hole in his gas tank. Fun. Now I'm no expert, but I think that whenever gas is coming OUT of your car, that's bad. So I told him to just get it fixed and over with instead of waiting since I knew he would be having nightmares of leaking gas tanks chasing him down the street that night.
 
Saturday, my friend C and her daughter came over. And then Jackums and Miss. Moo came over too. It was SO great to catch up with everyone. To spend time with the kiddos. It has been FAR too long since I have seen them all. I did absolutely NOTHING productive. I didn't do any of the laundry I needed to do. Or the cleaning, but I do consider the day a success!
 
Saturday night, Big A and I went over his parents' house to celebrate his Mom's birthday. We ate some delicious food and chatted. Then his sister needed to head back to Bean Town, so it was just Big A, me and his parents. The boys went into the living room, and his mom and I chatted, gossiped, just caught up. It was such a great time and has been FAR too long since we have been over there to hang out and spend time with them. We definitely need to do it MORE often!!!
 
Sunday, we were lazy bums. We both had a rough night sleeping so we stayed in bed as long as we could. Then I went to my parents' house for Family Lunch. Which was a BLAST! We had so much fun, and I think that we giggled the entire time. I also discovered that we all have ADD and I never stood a chance. So that felt good. Hahaha.
 
Big A came over to help me pick up the treadmill from my parents' neighbor. And my brother came to our house to help bring it in. I am SO excited to now have a treadmill and hope to get back on the fitness train ASAP! Big A is slightly doubtful that I will use it, but says it is only really half doubt and half giving me crap to get a rise out of me. Isn't he fun?
 
After that we suited up and sat out in the freezing cold for four hours to watch the Patriots play the most pathetic game I have ever seen. It was definitely a let down, especially since the Ravens weren't anything special. We just played like shit. So, I'm sad to say that our football season is over. We have all decided to become 49er fans for the Superbowl, rather than watch Ray Lewis win. Not really sure how I feel about a murderer winning the Super Bowl, but that's neither here nor there.
 
Anywhoo... after the game we came home and warmed up and headed to bed shortly after. The alarm clock rang WAY too early this morning, and it is a nice 19 degree day today.
 
Don't be jealous.
 
Hope all of you lovely ladies had a great weekend and let's try to make it through this cold, cold, week!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday's Letters

Ahh Friday again.

This week was long. And hard (thatswhatshesaid).

Seriously, I have been exhausted this week. I could have literally fallen asleep on my desk at any given point in the day, any day this week.

So I am READY for it to be over.

Linking up with Ashley from over at The Sweet Season for Friday's Letters!

Dear Winter, I'm all set with snow because I know that it means dollah bills ya'll, and a delicious dinner date with Big A (Mama needs some lobster ravioli...) but this 19 degrees bullshit is exactly that...bullshit. I've grown accustomed to the fact that I can breathe outside, freely, so when you are so cold that it hurts and automatically makes me start hacking, I hate you. Bring snow, or bring warm weather, this is your FINAL warning!

Dear N, thank you for being with me as I experienced my first move EVER in 3D. However... maybe it shouldn't have been the Texas Chainsaw Massacre...just sayin'.

Dear Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I'm not quite sure how I feel about you. Seems that you cut right through the "massacre" part and turned into a "feel good" movie. Never thought I would be rooting for the killer at the end. Maybe we should stick to what we know. If I wanted a drama with a happy ending then I would have stayed home and watched Lifetime.

Dear Self, you were so tricky to Google how to fix the photo upload problem on Blogger by upgrading your Browser. And those 20 minutes you waited for it to download and restart and blah blah blah, you sat there like a kid on Christmas, giddy about how much of a genius you are. Too bad it didn't work. Nice try though.

Dear Weather, not quite sure that I'm such a fan of the fact that you are going to be between 17 and 41 degrees for the Pats game on Sunday and you are being described as "artic". Do you know how hard it is to look/feel slightly attractive when you are forced to dress like the little kid in "A Christmas Story". I will always pick warmth over cuteness, but cut me a break man! I had someone at the game last week look at a wedding picture of ours in awe because she didn't know that that's what I look like underneath my 12,000 layers. Really?

Dear House, I have the best intentions of working on you tomorrow. I'm going to try like hell not to wake up tomorrow with a hangover. 3 Saturdays in a row is NOT a pattern I am going for. No promises though. Sorry!

Dear Ex-Landlord, I'm slightly annoyed that when I went to go deposit our Security Deposit check that you sent us back (after docking $150 for "dog scratches" and "excessive holes in the wall" that were there when we moved in, asshat) couldn't be cashed because you scribbled stuff out and changed the amount after you wrote it. And ignoring my text, awesome. Seriously, I can't imagine why we ever decided to leave.

Dear Secret Stash of Dunkin K-Cups in My Desk, sorry to keep you hidden. It isn't because I'm ashamed of our love, it is that I don't want to share you. Don't worry, we will be together soon. Like...after this post... two cups was not enough this morning. I hear third time's a charm... rawr...

Dear Guy at the Bar Last Night, thanks for giving me the eye. I mean, I'm happily married and NOTHING would have happened EVER, but the fact that you were actually mildly attractive (i.e. effing hot) gave me a nice little ego boost. Nice to know that I still got it!

Dear Big A, thanks for amusing me with your "jealousy" last night. I know that you aren't really jealous, because you know that you have nothing to worry about, but you know it makes me feel good when you pretend. Just like you like it when I pretend to be jealous (which is sometimes real because I would cut a bitch if she touched you...heh). I'm also glad that we have gotten to a point in our relationship where we can admit that although we do find other people attractive (and sometimes they find us attractive) we know that what we have is amazing and that's all that matters. (P.S. I hope some hottie gives you the eye today so you can have a nice little boost too!)

Dear Money Tree, could you please make yourself appear somewhere in my backyard where only I can see you. I promise I'll take care of you. And I will NEVER let Mr. Fresh pee on you. I just need you.

Alright, I'm outta here. I've spent far too much time pretending to work while writing this. I need to get to pretending to work, while really reading other people's blogs. Then I can pretend to work while looking up random shit on the internet. And then throw a little work in there right before I leave so it looks like I am working right down to the last minute.

Don't forget to vote for my giveaway ideas on the top right of the blog. Poll closes Sunday and I'm locking down some great stuff!

Happy Weekend Lovers!!! Smooch!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

SensatioNail: At Home Gel Manicure Review

First things first: Yesterday I announced that I had hit 100 Followers, while still shocked that more people than just my mom want to read my blog, I want to make sure that I say a big fat giant THANK YOU to everyone who comes and visits this little corner of the internet. I've "met" some great people from Blogging and I am so happy that I made the decision to start this blog a couple years ago. I have been talking to a couple other bloggers about setting up a sweet giveaway to say thank you!

I'm not quite sure what to provide for my piece, but I want to make sure it is something YOU  want. So at the top right of the blog, I put a poll, take a second and vote for what you would like to win. I'll take the highest voted one and that will be my part. Also, if you want to get in on the giveaway (or know someone who might) leave me a comment or send me an e-mail (downatfragglerock13@gmail.com)! Thanks!!!

Now... after lots of searching, editing, and fanagaling (<- a="a" be="be" real="real" should="should" totally="totally" word="word"> I am somehow posting my pictures from Picasa. Thanks to Blogger still being a beast, I can't upload pictures. And I FINALLY got Firefox to work and now it won't load any webpages. Awesome. So, somebody fix this please, because I wanted to set up Wedding Recaps too and I can't.
Anyway...

When preparing for the wedding, I knew that I wanted nice, long nails. But, I knew that I got sick of the fake ones quickly. They got dirty, I couldn't clean under my nails to my OCD specifications, and when I eventually ripped them off, my nails sucked.

So, Ma Dukes and I looked into the gel manicures and quickly fell in love.

They made my nails stronger, so they grew, and they felt REAL. Not fake and thick and gross.

But you know who didn't love the gel manicures? My wallet.

So, when I heard about the at-home gel manicure kit, I was intrigued. But didn't want to pay the $50 start-up cost. I read a review from another Blogger and decided that I at least needed to try it, but never pulled the trigger.

Thankfully, "Santa" listens to me and I got it for Christmas. I got the kit, which is in the bottom left hand corner of the collage below. My color was a pink one. Although "Santa" got me a pretty sparkly blue one too.

Top left: The standard colors it comes in. Top Right: New magnetic polish you can buy. Bottom Left: Starter kit. Bottom Right: Um... need to find this. ASAP. I loves me some glitter!

Anywho, I waited until the craziness of Christmas calmed down and then tried it out. My first reaction:
1. It was hard to keep it neat. They mean it when they say make sure you get all the polish off your skin before you cure it.
2: It made my nails nice and strong though.

But, I liked it. So about a week and a half later, I used my CVS Extra Bucks to buy a new color. I also spent the money to get the removal tool. I highly recommend it.

Removing sucked. I had to do one hand at a time, which made me impatient. And it was hard to get it off, I had to soak each finger a couple times. However, I learned that I was supposed to "buff" the sides with a nail file before I soaked them, so it is probably my own fault that it sucked so much. Also, it was hard to get it off my right hand, since I'm right-handed, but I think it will improve with experience.

Left: First color. First time. A little messy. Middle: Soaking/Removing the blue. Right: New color

All in all. I love it. I mean it is a PROCESS to put it on and take it off. But it is a hell of a lot better than using normal nail polish, which is still a pain to put on and take off, but only lasts a day or so before it chips (Or if you're like me, like 20 seconds haha).

It's a large upfront cost: about $50 for the start-up kit, and it is about $10-$12 for a new color. However, if you go and get your nails done it is $40 a pop. And each kit/color has enough for ten applications. I have 3 colors so that's 30 applications for $74 (well Santa paid for most of it! haha) and that would cost me $1200 for the salon (woah big savings).

AND... they are easy to find. Everyone has them. Target, CVS, you can buy them online. It's awesome.

So that's my review. Not exactly the most intriguing review, but it is a great product.

And for the record, no one paid me or supplied me with anything to write this. I just like to pass on a good thing when I find it. I tried it based off a blog review, so I figured maybe I could help someone find something cool too!

That's all for today folks!
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

So What! Wednesday

Linking up with Shannon from over at Life After I Dew!

This week I saying So What! if...

* I had to knock myself a couple notches down on the "I drive an SUV/tank snow ain't gonna stop me!" ladder today when I fishtailed pulling out of my street, causing my to slide down it for what felt like forever until I came to a stop directly across the road. Luckily, no cars were coming. (We got quite some snow this morning, just to clear up why I slid haha)

* I'm super excited about the snow, despite it trying to kill me because it means $$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!

* My stomach is growling, quite loudly right now. I'm pretty sure you can hear all of its loud obnoxiousness around the entire office, but whatever. I missed the free breakfast train, so I'm determined to make it to lunch. Holler.

* At least once I week I curse our IT guy for deleting everything off my computer. It's always when I go to find something and I realize it is all gone. And then I get pissed. And then I talk shit about him. Today is that day.

* I may also have cursed the weather girl who said we should only have 0.1" of snow by 6:00 AM so I told Big A that he didn't need to put my car in the garage or find me the snow broom. Ugh. I wish Kevin Lemanowicz would come back. That shit would never fly with him.

* I came up with a plan to help get myself out of debt and although I know it is better than what I was doing, I have severe heartburn. I mean, it isn't a lot of debt, but something needed to be done.

* I keep talking about how we need to go pick up the treadmill and then don't actually do it. I need to figure out a time that Big A and I can go pick it up and then just DO it. I'm all set with having to shimmy and shake to get myself into my just washed jeans. Which is usually a bit snug, but not this much. Not cool man, not cool.

* If ever since I have made a conscious effort to eat better, exercise more, drink less, and cut down on smoking the cigs, I have WAY worse. What the hell is up with that? Oh, second FULL helping of Chicken Marsala, don't mind if I do. Apparently, I just tell myself I'll only eat a little and then give the rest to Mr. Fresh. So, not only am I being a fat ass, but I am lying to my dog's face. Such a great person, right? (P.S. The Chicken Marsala WAS bomb though! Freaking delicious!!!)

* I want to do a blog makeover, but I don't want to pay for it. Maybe, one of these days I will wake up with the knowledge of how to design blogs. I mean, I'm sure I could do research and that would help, but I'm not only cheap, but lazy.

* I got super excited to learn that there is a whole different technique to paint wine glasses that is 8,000 times easier than what I have been doing. And I can't wait to try it. The sucky part is that it only took me like 10 seconds to google it to find it. Probably could have done that forever ago and now been in misery. Now... who wants some hand painted wine glasses???

* I'm a little bit excited about the fact that I reached 100 followers today! Kind of a big deal. NOW... I want to do a giveaway to say thank you for listening to me bitch, moan, and talk shit day in and day out. Anyone got any ideas? Maybe some custom designed hand-painted wine glasses? Anyone else want to get in on this giveway? You tell me, and I'll try to make it happen!

That's all for today folks. I'm off to go stalk Shannon's blog so I can be the first one to read the baby update! (Which a) totally isn't creepy since I am living vicariously through her! All the perks of being pregnant without actually doing it! and b) is stupid because her appointment isn't until tomorrow, meaning no word until Friday... gonna be a long wait! Yay BabyDew#2!!!)


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Today Just Ain't My Day

I had plans of actually posting some content today, but I just got pulled into a meeting.

Ugh.

Legit, today is not my day.

I got pulled over this morning. For the first time in FOREVER. Seriously, it was long before I met Big A. Sucked. Thankfully, all I got was a warning, but of course now I never want to drive again.

Then I got to work and has this huge meeting with the Executives. The posters I hung on the wall with the no-damage sticky stuff all fell on the floor, and ripped the paint off the walls. Thankfully someone put them back up for me. Especially since now I was late since I got pulled over.

Then I ran around for an hour trying to find the woman whose computer we were using for the presentation, only to find that she didn't want hers used. Ummm...you aren't using mine...if I'm without a computer all day then I'm screwed.

So, I get my boss' computer. All is right in the world.

Then, big meeting is over. Executive leave on their company plane. Little meeting starts. I got back to my desk.

I lost the letter that I was supposed to mail out for Big A today. Awesome. Hey, remember when you were so appreciative of me helping you out last night? Well, I'm a fucking idiot and lost the letter. Which wouldn't have been a problem in the first place if I hadn't messed up the letter to begin with. Yay! Your wife sucks!

So I attempt to recreate the letter. To which I spell the town name WAY wrong, in permanent marker, on the only envelope I have. And then remember that the info that was supposed to be in the letter was written on a sticky note with the pre-addressed/stamped envelope.

Sooo... no dice. I have to come clean and do it all over tonight.

Then Boss Man comes and wants to know why I'm not in the meeting. I need to be there because the microphone died. He doesn't seem happy.

Cue waterworks.

I hate when I get all girl and cry from frustration. Sucks. And not to mention totally unprofessional.

So, I suck it up. Grab my shit. And walk into the meeting. Where I have been sitting for the past 20 minutes, and no one has needed me for anyone. At least Boss Man smiled at me and said thank you. Which makes me think he saw me all teary.

Today is just not my day. 

And that's all I got. Figure I'll post this before I have more calamity to share.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekend Recap

OMG, I am unprepared for class today.

Frigging 11:11 before I get my ass to post.

In all fairness, we have the big wigs coming in today for a big meeting.

So, I've been partially busy. And partially needing to watch what I have up on my computer screen. :)

This weekend was a good one.

Friday night, I had all the girls over for Wine Night (well, most of the girls) and it was a blast. We had delicious food, drank way too much (at least I did), and chatted. It was a blast. And Ma Dukes even came! Which it was great to have her! (See Ma! That means come back! haha)

Saturday was a bit rough. Can't imagine why. Haha. So much for my cutting back on drinking and smoking. Whoops!

I did some laundry, changed the sheets (because I am now obsessed with freshly washed sheets now that I can do it any time I want, I'm pretty sure our sheets will last like a month because I am washing them just so they smell fresh...we aren't dirty...I just love the smell of our detergent!).

Then Mama and I went to check out some couches. We figured we would cross a place off the list so that Big A and I didn't have to go, since there's not a lot of time the both of us can go.

But, it turns out that they were having a 50% off sale. And I found the perfect couch/love seat.

I dragged Big A back on Sunday and we bought it on the spot. Now we just need to make it through the next 8 weeks! Wah!


(Sorry the pics are weird, at least I FINALLY got something to load. Thanks to Firefox, still can't on IE)

Saturday night we went to an annual Christmas Tree Burning Bonfire. It was fun. We were old people and were home by 11:00 PM.

Sunday we bought the couch. I went and had a LOVELY lunch with my family, and then Big A and I went to watch the game with friends. What a NERVOUS game! This week is going to have me be an anxiety ridden mess! 

Sunday night, Big A and I got our fat kid on and ate too much food. I went to bed with a belly ache. Shocking. At some point it WILL get through my thick skull that I feel better when I don't eat trash. Someday...

Now we are back to good 'ole Monday. Ick. Counting down the days until Friday. As usual.  

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Smooch! 



Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday's Letters

It's Friday Bitches!

Time for Friday's Letters! Holler!

Dear Heartburn, I don't know why you decided to come back into my life, but you are unwelcome. I have a plan to binge drink like 12 bottles of wine tonight. You better not get in my way or I will cut you.

Dear Self, that was such a great idea for you to start new projects last night. Messy projects. Right after you cleaned the house. Great job. Not only do you have to go home and clean again now, but you screwed up BOTH projects. Nicely done.

Dear Crazy People, do me a favor and keep your crazy to yourself? Cool? I don't have time for your antics. I also don't have patience. So if you decide to go ahead and do your thang anyway, don't expect compassion, understanding, or, well...patience. You're probably going to get a snarky, bitchy response. Just warning ya!

Dear Lovely Ladies, so excited to see your beautiful faces tonight! I can't wait to eat yummy food, drink some wine, and catch up! I have lots of questions for all of you.

Dear House, please organize yourself. Thanks! P.S. I have no frickin' clue how we fit all of that shit into the apartment because I feel like we are already running out of room!

Dear Blogger, you're really starting to piss me off. Messing up people's blog lay outs, no posting pics, but the fact that you JUST randomly published this post when it wasn't finished and I didn't click publish...annoys the hell out of me. Seriously. Get your act together.

Dear Co-Worker, sorry for becoming obsessed with your daughter's wedding planning. Apparently I miss it more than I thought I would.

Dear Mr. Fresh, please stop pissing in the basement. We take you down there because you get sad when we go there without you. And all you do is cry at the door. And then we take you down there and you piss on something every single mother fucking time. Enough. We get it. It's YOUR basement. Cool?

Dear Perfect Couch, please find us. We are so very tired of looking. Also, if you could be in our price range, that would be super.

Dear Career, please figure yourself out. I could use a new, more exciting job and some more cash. Cool? Thanks!

Alright lovers, I'm going to finish before this posts itself again!

Now, go link up with Ashley over at The Sweet Season!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Random Thoughts for Thursday

I'm exhausted this morning.

Exhausted.

Like, so exhausted that I woke up 3 minutes before I was supposed to be AT work. And then rushed around the house. And then left in my slippers. Which meant I had to turn around and go back to change my shoes. Because honestly...I would have rolled with the slippers, but they didn't match my outfit.

That's how tired I am.

Probably a combination of too much Reisling last night and the lack of sleep I've had for the past month or so. Maybe.

I can't sleep through the night at the new house. I don't know what it is. Too quiet. Too noisy. Too hot. Too cold. The dog walks around too much. Too dark. Too light.

Who knows. I'm a wreck.

I've slept continuously through the night once...I repeat ONCE in the past month.

Yikes. Something has got to give.

I remember this happening with our apartment too though. I wish I could remember how long it took me to get used to it all. Because that night I slept all the way through... I felt like a million bucks the next day.

Of course it was a Sunday...sooo...don't worry...I was back to my zombie self on Monday.

On another note, I have to say that I'm pretty annoyed with the fact that you still can not upload pictures to Blogger. It's pretty annoying. I planned on doing a review on my gel manicure kit today, but I can't, because what's the point without pictures?

Sooo...fix that Blogger. Will ya? Thanks.

Anywho...I've decided to continue to avoid organizing my house by throwing myself into some projects and planning a friend's 30th Birthday party that is over a month away...and doesn't really require that much planning! Haha.

But...I guess we like to do things that interest us. Rather than unpacking so that we could actually find something in our house. That would be too convenient. :)

And I think that's where I am going to end. Without pictures, I can't really write about a lot. And this is becoming mostly fluff. So I'm going to let you all off the hook with a semi-short post.

OH...wait... soooo I've noticed my visit count going up. And despite only having 97 followers (which I have to say impresses me. I mean, I know some people have like 2,000. But this is HUGE for me) I'm getting like 200-300 a day. Who are you people? Feel free to say hi! I love talking to new visitors! I've found a lot of my favorite blogs through commentors. You could be next!

Anywho... I'm outta here. I have to make a work Target run. Tough life. I know.

Smooch!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

So What! Wednesday

Linking up with Shannon today for So What! Wednesday!

Which is probably the only reason that I'm writing today. As you can tell from the lack of writing yesterday, I'm hitting a bit of a wall. There's a lot I want to talk about, but none of it is exactly blog-material.

In other words, these are the times that I wish my blog wasn't so public with people who know me in every day life. I mean, don't get me wrong, I LOVE the fact that my friends and family read this. I do. It is so amazing that they support me the way that they do.

However, these are the days that I miss writing in a private diary. Ya know, where no one will read your deepest darkest secrets...or at least when they do you are probably long gone and it won't really matter. Or if someone does, you can avoid the fact of what you actually wrote and focus on the fact of how much they are an asshat for reading your private thoughts.

Anyway...

This week I am saying So What! if...

* I am becoming a bit of a hermit. I thoroughly enjoy staying home, with a nice fire in the fireplace, drinking a delicious glass of wine with my husband. And I am totally fine doing that every single night. I worry sometimes that I am missing a lot, but then I think that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. And I have wine night planned for Friday...so that should give a a nice fix.

* I had THE most awkward encounter with my doctor yesterday. Starting with my giggling when he said "now...show me your belly" (before any rumors start it was was stomach doctor...not a baby doctor) and then realizing I didn't know where to place my hands, and then realizing that I was pretty much grabbing my own boobs, which made me feel awkward, but then I felt more awkward moving them because then I would be calling attention to it. Way to go me.

* I had a mini freak out this morning when I went to my car and realized that it was still freezing (despite having been running for 15 minutes) and screamed, "NO! It is too cold for you to be an asshole and not have heat!" and then realized that the head just wasn't on...which then made my outburst seem a bit silly.

* I do nothing to work on the house during the week. Nothing. I'm tired. And it's cold. And most everything I need to unpack is in the basement and the basement is scary. Seriously, it is like the perfect setting for a horror movie. Complete with spooky shadows, a loud furnace, and just all around creepy feel.

* I spent a good hour doing my nails last night. Santa got me the "at-home" gel manicure kit and I'm obsessed. But it is a process, especially if you already have it on. Takes FOREVER to get it off. I'm thinking of doing a post on my review. Thoughts?

* I spend a lot of my time eavesdropping on conversations at work. You would be surprised the shit you hear when you just stop and listen for a second.

* If I want to put a door on my cube so people can't come in it. Seriously, there is this woman who comes into my cube daily, walks behind me, and sits her butt on my desk. I'm not usually a germaphobe, but someone's ass is the last thing I would want on my desk. Ya know...where I put my stuff, where my hands touch, where I eat my food. Personal space people. Personal space.

* If said woman and I would have a totally different relationship if she pulled the shit she does outside of the office. Along with invading my personal space, she takes is a step further and invades my personal bubble. One of my BIGGEST pet peeves, is people who touch me for no good reason. Or for too long. I don't mind a pat on the arm, or a quick hug, but anything longer than that makes my skin crawl and puts me in a bad head space. I struggle between completely shutting down and wanting to freak out and scream stop touching me. Which would probably be bad for my career.

* I am WAY too excited to try the new wine that I bought yesterday. I swear I'm going through every single Reisling that comes from Germany (they are sweeter than other Reislings), and although I'm not hating it, my bank account kind of is. Whoops!

Alright lovers. That's all for today. I'm hoping to get some good stuff posted for you soon. Finish the Wedding Recaps so I can FINALLY recap the Honeymoon. And then I can start on the progress we have made on the house. That's my goal for this week/weekend.

Smooches!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Weekend Recap

Woah friends, this weekend FLEW by.

Probably because we were so busy.

Friday, Big A and I went and hung out with some friends for a little and had a few beers. We grabbed some take-out on the way home and then Big A's cousin and girlfriend came over. Which is when I decided that it was time to switch to wine.

Worst.decision.ever.

I woke up Saturday morning feeling like a bag of smashed assholes. I couldn't help but think that this was my karma payback from thinking I was hot shit for waking up New Year's Day feeling like a million bucks.

It was bad.

But after a coffee, half a bagel, and two slices of pizza I was almost able to walk by the beer/wine fridge without throwing up in my mouth.

Success!!!

Ma Dukes and I got to work on some organizing and stuff around the house, and my dad came over to start prepping to move the washer/dryer.

You see... I feel in love with our washer & dryer and GROSSLY underestimated the size of our bathroom. But, I ordered it anyway because measuring is for pansies.

Unfortunately, they didn't quite fit next to each other. Fortunately, they could be stacked. However... the vent for the dryer needed to be moved and we needed to order a longer power cord for the dryer until we can get the outlet moved. So, it was a process. We finally got all of the stuff in and then Christmas took over. I waited patiently even though you couldn't open either door all the way, and if something was stuck in the back you couldn't get it. And I had to move the toilet paper holder, the toilet brush, and the trash can around the room depending on what I was doing in there.

I wanted to scream.

So, Pops to the rescue!!! He got it all set up and now I have my bathroom back. It's like a whole new world.

Ma Dukes and I were able to clear out the office (mostly) and get the temporary curtains hung in the living room.

Saturday night, Big A and I were wild and crazy. We stayed in and watched a movie.

I know. I know. Insane, right?!

Sunday, we slept in. Then went furniture shopping, but came up with nothing. We are going to have to keep looking for the perfect couch!

Pops came over and finished the bathroom. Big A worked on his car. And I worked to unpack more clothes, get the closet set up, unpack all my jewelry boxes so I can slowly make my way back into the world of being a girl.

After that, I headed over to my parents' house for our Sunday night family dinner.

The head mysteriously disappeared in my car, which made for a fun 25 degree car ride. And Mr. Fresh has apparently learned how to open the window on his own, so that made things a little more chilly. Thankfully, I needed to stop for gas, so I pulled in, wrangled his furry face out of the window, closed it, and put on the child lock. Thankfully, the heat was back on when I started my car up, so I did a little happy dance and went about my way. The rest of the car ride was pretty uneventful...unless you count Mr. Fresh slapping his paw on the door wondering why the window wouldn't go down. Freak.

I'm kind of on the fence about that one. On the one hand, I'm truly impressed that he figured it out and I don't want him to think that he doesn't know it, when he does. On the other hand it is fucking cold out an I don't need the window open. Or him learning the hard way that he has to take his head OUT of the window before he puts it up.

Anyway... family dinner was a blast. My Nanny was back from Ireland and my aunt came too so we just spent the night chatting away and eating a freaking delicious dinner that my dad cooked.

By about 9:30 the dogs started fighting, so I made the executive decision that it was time to leave. And on my way I went. It was a pretty uneventful ride home as well, until right before I turned onto my street when a dog ran out in front of my car and I slid on ice trying to avoid it. Thankfully, the dog, my car, myself, and Mr. Fresh are all OK...minus a mini heart attack. But it definitely made me wonder why someone would let their dog out, at night, with no leash, on dark heavily-wooded wicker curvy road. Doesn't exactly seem safe.

And that's all folks. A long, rambling recap of my incredibly uninteresting weekend.

Hope you all are having a fabulous Monday.

Smooches!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday's Letters

I'm linking up with Ashley from The Sweet Season for Friday's Letters.

Can we just talk about how cute her new blog title is? I mean, I loved her old one, but I'm definitely digging the new one.

Anywho...it was a rough 3 day work week this week, but I made it. I made it.

Next week is going to suck. 5 day work weeks are for the birds!

Dear Blogger, what the hell is up with you not letting me upload pictures. I mean, what good is it that I can choose pictures I have already put on the blog, but not new ones? Get your act together.

Dear FB Friend, thank you for posting that picture with that Blogger will not let me upload. It had a saying on it that really resonated with me:

"When I get married, divorce is not an option. You mad? Take your ass in the other room and calm down, cause we gone work this shit out."

Now, I know there are extenuating circumstances and I'm not against divorce. I'm merely stating that some people look at is as an easy option when it should be a last resort. I didn't go into my marriage thinking "eh if they works out I'll just get a divorce". I went in thinking "this is forever".

Moving on...

Dear Weekend, I'd like to smooch you. As usual.

Dear Pops, please please PLEASE come put in the new dryer vent this weekend. I am SO over the fact that I can not open either door to the washer or dryer all the way. Or open the drawer for the laundry detergent. Or the fact that I have to move the washing machine to put the bleach in last night because the spot for it was all the way in the back and I couldn't open the drawer. Or the fact that you can barely do your business on the potty because the dryer is rightfuckingnexttothefuckingtoilet. Or that I am constantly moving around the trash can/toilet paper holder/laundry baskets because there is no logical place to put them that fits all scenarios of doing laundry/going to the bathroom/taking a shower. Etc. At first I was just happy we had a washer and dryer. And now I'm over the chaos. Please save me from myself. Thanks!

Dear Self, when you get yourself in a tizzy over the bathroom, it is time to take a chill pill and take a step back. Just sayin'.

Dear Certain Bloggers, I'm going to be a little passive aggressive here. When you have people that regularly read your blog. And regularly comment. At SOME POINT it would be nice if you decided to e-mail ANY OF THEM back. Ya know...and the annoying part is that you are funny shit, so I don't want to un-follow you...but this is a community, make some relationships. Ya know? I'm not asking for daily e-mails admitting your deepest darkest secrets to all of your readers. I'm just saying a "hey thanks for reading" or "so funny" or "I'm just responding so I'm not a bitch, but I really don't want to talk to you". That's all.

Dear Self, why are you ranting today?

Dear Big A, thanks for being so proud of me for starting a bad ass fire in the fire place last night. (Yes, I had to clear up where the fire was. Didn't want you thinking I'm a pyro that sets houses on fire while Big A cheers me on. That's not what we do here!) It made me feel like a million bucks. However, on the gripe standpoint, telling me that you don't know what goes into the dishwasher and what needs to be hand washed does NOT get you out of cleaning up dinner. We live and we learn my friend. I suggest you get to learning. Smooch!

Dear Self, you might want to get to learning too, since most of your travel coffee mugs leak now since they are supposed to be hand washed and you put them in the dishwasher every.single.day.

Dear Co-Workers, please be advised that I know how to do my job. In fact, I'm pretty good at it. I am working on what I am supposed to be working on. Asking me 36,000 times a day about a meeting that I have no additional information on yet, is not going to make the information come faster. And when I say that I'm on it and I will let you know when I KNOW more information, I mean it. Trust me. I haven't forgotten your 47,000 requests. I'm not it. Now back the fuck up before I do something that gets a letter in my file from HR. OK? Thanks.

Dear Summer, while I was understandable about the fact that we needed to be apart for awhile so Big A could make some money, I've decided that since it isn't snowing and it is 6 degrees outside, then we should get back together immediately. I miss your hot ways. Come back to me darling, and lets never be apart again.

Dear New Years Resolutions, I'm working on ya! I promise. I didn't have ANYTHING to drink yesterday. I only smoked TWO cigarettes (which is actually kind of normal). My desk is half clean. I cleaned half of the office. And I talked to Big A about getting the office finished so that we could pick up the treadmill within the next week. I'm doooooooing it!

OK. That's enough rambling for today. Now head on over and link-up with Ashley!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013: New Year's Resolutions

I figured I would check on what I wrote down last year as my resolutions and then compare them to this year's.

Except I forgot that I hated life the beginning of last year and I boycotted most things. Like, resolutions, year end recaps, anything that didn't involve a bottle of wine to my face.

Go me!

But, I will have to say that I was productive as hell.

So... if I was THAT good with no resolutions, maybe I should make some. (Or maybe I should stick with not making promises I can't keep...)

Anywho... against my better judgement I'm going to come up with some resolutions for 2013.

Geez. How many times can I say resolutions in a post?

Resolutions. Resolutions. Resolutions.

Moving on...

1. Get More Organized
I know that some people might laugh at this, seeing as how I am one of the most OCD people that they know, but most of the time I live in organized chaos. I leave something to another day, that day never comes, blah blah blah.

Case in point: My desk at work.

Check out that hot mess my friends. Any given day, this is what it looks like. I used to tell people that messy desks was a sign of genius, but now I just think they think I'm lazy. Which is kind of half true.

So... I'm going to clean up my act. Get more organized and try to keep it that way.

Not to mention our house needs some serious TLC. We did the bare minimum to live in our place because with the holidays it was CRAZY. BUT... now that that's over... we need to get going. I have mounds of clothes I haven't worn. Shoes that are neglected in the basement.

And if I have to run all around the house to find something one.more.time... then I might kill someone.

2. Drink Less Booze
OK... so I am aware that I'm not an alcoholic, but as of late the booze has been out of control. Between holidays, parties, etc. this ish is getting ridiculous.

Mix that with the fact that my choice of wine is getting more expensive... I need to cut down for my body AND my wallet.

So I'm going to TRY to not drink during the week.

Also, I think the month of February is going to be booze free. Just to cleanse myself a little bit. (And I wanted to do a month and Feb is the shortest, heh)
 
For the record, the 90+ stuff on the right is delish. They have a whole line of different wines that regularly would be like $30+ a bottle and it's like half the price with this label. Yum!

3. Get Back To Working On My Fitness
Just a short year ago I looked like this:
Picture taken January 6th, 2012

Yeah... I don't look like that anymore.

Picture taken June 23, 2012

Not to mention that I was in the 150's when we got married. I mean that number was a little skewed since I barely ate all weekend, but I have comfortably been in the lower 160's and it is time to keep moving.

I want to be in the 150's. I want to get back to feeling good about myself.

I WANT to be healthy.

So...I need to get back to it.

I plan on going food shopping this weekend for healthy stuff. And as soon as we organize the office, I am getting a treadmill. So... it's ON baby! (Also, please ignore the egg & cheese sandwich I am having for breakfast...it is on starting Monday! haha)

4. Quit The Butts

Big A and I were going to quit January 1st, but as it got closer, but just...didn't. With that being said, I don't smoke a whole lot as it is. I mean, get me stressed or a little tipsy and I'll chain smoke, but other than that I usually only have one my way to work and one on my way home.

I didn't leave the house at ALL on New Year's Day and I didn't smoke. Not one. I should have just gone with it, but I think I need to be more prepared. I want to go back on the patch since that really helped when I quit before. If I can get a doctor's note for it then I can pay for them with my flexible spending account, so I might try that.

5. Be A Better Wife
Not that I am a bad one, but I always think that we can strive to be better.

Things have been so great since we moved into the house and I really should appreciate how amazing Big A has been. He washes the floor when he gets mud on them. He set up the oil delivery. He put up the lights I bought. He makes fires every time I want one. He's helped clean up every time there has been cleaning needed.

He's like a whole new man and I dig it. I just want him to always know how much I love him, how thankful I am for everything he does, and how much he really does take care of me and Mr. Fresh.

And that's what I got folks. Simple. To the point. Mostly health related. But most importantly...ACHIEVABLE.

Sooo... what's everyone else doing for their resolutions?