Sunday, March 29, 2009

marley & me

I need this adorable puppy to curl up on the sofa with me and my other two labs...I'm sure my boyfriend does not feel the same way. Actually, my two girls probably wouldn't be too crazy about that either, since that would take some of the attention away from them.

I never did go see Marley & Me at the movie theater. It's coming out on DVD this Tuesday and I can't wait to see it. Even though I know it has a sad ending and I'm going to be crying my eyes out, it still looks like a good movie (other than the sad part) and I'm really excited about seeing it. I thought about just going ahead and buying it instead of renting it, but I doubt it's going to be a movie that I can handle watching more than once.....we'll see.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

raindrops keep falling on my head

Does anyone else remember that song from when they were little? No, just me?

We needed the rain, and boy did we get's been raining since Wednesday. From what I've heard, this is supposed to be the last day of it, so hopefully tomorrow will be a pretty day and we'll get to cook out tomorrow.

I love rainy days and being lazy and not leaving the house all day, but I may have to venture out in it today, because I really need to go to the grocery store.

I don't know why I haven't already purchased some, but I really need to get some rain boots. They would have come in real handy this week! I think these are cute, but of course they don't have any left in my size:

I hope everyone is having a great weekend...rain or no rain!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

all work, no blog

Since I've been back at work I haven't had much time to blog, but I wanted to let all of you know that even though I haven't been doing much commenting, I am reading all of your blogs.

Also, my personal life has been pretty boring since I've gone back to work, so I haven't really had any good stories to blog about. My daily routine has pretty much been going to work, reading blogs when I get home, cook dinner, and go to bed. Hopefully things will calm down a little bit soon and I'll have more time to blog.

We have planned a trip to the beach with two other couples in April and I am very excited about that! I'm pretty sure I have mentioned before that if I ever hit the lottery that I will move to the beach. We have access to a family condo at the beach, but we don't get to take advantage of it, because of the boyfriend's mother. She is retired, so she stays at the condo more than she stays at home. Not that I can blame her. If I had that opportunity, I would do the same thing.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I hate shopping

I get so frustrated when I go shopping. I either can't find anything I like or if I do find anything I like, I can't find it in the right size or it costs more than I'm willing to pay.

Part of the problem is that I don't do trends. I'm just not a trendy person, I can't pull it off. I just like a nice classic, put together look.

I went shopping all day last Saturday and the only thing I found was the one thing I didn't need...jeans. I guess I'll try to do some online shopping this weekend. That usually ends up frustrating me too, because I can't try the clothes on to see how they look/fit.

I hope all of you are having a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

work has been crazy.......

It's been tough getting back into the swing of things after being out of work for almost two months. Not that I'm complaining! It feels good to be a productive member of society again.

I've got lots of blog reading to catch up on. I hope you all had a great Hump Day!

Friday, March 13, 2009

celebrate good times, come on!

The company that I am going back to work for is a family owned company, owned by a father and his two daughters. For the past year he has been turning everything over to the daughters so he can retire. He still gives them his two cents, but lets them make all final decisions. When Daughter #1 told him that they fired the other girl for not doing her job and they were going to bring me back, he looked at her and said, "Which is exactly what I told you to do to begin with." I thought that was funny and it made me feel good.

The boyfriend and I are going to dinner at our favorite restaurant tonight with another couple to celebrate me getting my job back. I plan to have several a few drinks. I hope all of you have a great weekend!

kreativ blogger

I would like to thank The Tale of a Southern Belle for this lovely Kreativ Blogger Award!

As an award recipient, I am asked to do the following: List 7 things that you love, and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you love! Be sure to tag them and let them know that they have won. You can copy the picture of the award and paste it on your sideboard letting the whole world are Kreativ!

1. I love that I am no longer unemployed!

2. I love my boyfriend.

3. I love my sweet, sweet girls (my dogs).

4. I love peanut butter pie.

5. I love the beach and one day when I'm rich that's where I'm going to live.

6. I love my family and friends. I know this one is a given, but I wanted to say it anyway, because they really have been there for me these past couple of months after I got laid off, and kept me from losing my mind!

7. I love reading everyone's blogs. Seriously, reading all of your blogs is something else that has kept me sane while being unemployed!

I love everyone's blog that I read, but here are the 7 bloggers that I tag for the award:

That Girl
Puttin' on the G.R.I.T.S.
One Xanax at a Time
Ramblings of a 30 Something Year Old Carolina Girl
She Just Had To Say It
Vanity's Fair
Under the Sheets-Shhh

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm back in the game

I got a call yesterday from my former boss. The one that laid me off. Another employee was fired for not doing her job. It was not the first time she had been reprimanded for not doing her job, it was the final straw. What kind of idiot sits back and watches several people lose their jobs due to lack of work and then repeatedly screws up? On purpose.

Her stupidity is my good fortune. I'm getting my job back. Actually it will be a combination of my old job and her job. I'm meeting with my former boss today to go over everything and then I will start back to work on Monday.

I never thought I would say this, but thank God for idiots!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

my boyfriend has lost his mind

Evidently my boyfriend has learned nothing in the 3+ years we have been dating. I do not like to be without my car. I will procrastinate forever about putting my car in the shop because of this. He has to put his truck in the shop for a few days because of a fender bender he had a couple of weeks ago. He just called me and this is the conversation we had:

Him: What do you think about me taking your car to work for the next few days while my truck is in the shop.

Me: That won't work for me, but I'll be happy to take you to work every morning and pick you up at night.

Him: That's just ridiculous. You're not even working right now.

Me: Yes, I'm aware that I don't have a job right now. Thank you for reminding me. I still need my car in case I need to go somewhere.

Him: Where would you need to go?

Me: Hopefully to an interview. This morning I had to go to the store to get tampons, I did not have even one tampon left. I would have been in quite the pickle had I not been able to get to the store to get tampons.

Him: My Mom can come get you if you need to go somewhere.

In my head: I'm not getting in a car with that crazy bitch his Mom.

Me: If there was an emergency, I wouldn't have time to wait for your Mom to come get me. Why don't you take her car to work?

Him: She may be leaving to go out of town tomorrow.

Me: Then how in the hell is she going to come get me if I need to go somewhere?

Him: I'll see you when I get home tonight. What's for dinner?

Dumb Ass.

Monday, March 9, 2009


I've been given this Fabulous Award by the Fabulous Kelley at The Lawrences.

I don't know if there are any rules to this award, but Kelley tagged two people, so I'm going to tag two new blogs (they're new to me anyway) that I just found that I think are fabulous:

Michelle at
Live, Laugh, Love & Learn. She was actually around before, deleted her blog, and then came back. I just recently found her again.

Random Ramblings is another blog I recently found through another blog (I don't remember which one).

I think every single blog I follow is fabulous, but I know most or all of you have already received this award (of course you have, because you are so fabulous), so that's why I decided to to pass it on to the "newbies".

save money AND help a good cause

Go read this post by Whitney at That Girl to find out how you can save 30% at Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic AND help out a good cause while saving all that money!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

confessions of a shopaholic

Has anyone seen Confessions of a Shopaholic yet? If so, did you like it? I was just wondering if I should go ahead and see it at the theatre or wait for it to come out on DVD.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

vince vaughn is cheating on me

Vince Vaughn is engaged.

I guess he missed the memo that he was supposed to be my future ex-husband. I was willing to give him up for Jennifer Aniston, but not this girl. I don't know this girl, but I don't think she's good enough for him.

Friday, March 6, 2009

friends (part two)

I have some friends that live in another state, we'll call them couple #1 (original, I know). The wife of couple #1 has been one of my best friends for over ten years. I was with her when she met her husband and I was maid of honor in their wedding.

We all have mutual friends, we'll call them couple #2 and couple #3. Couple #2 and #3 both live in the same state (not the same state that I live in, nor the same state where couple #1 lives). Couple #1 are better friends with #2 and #3 than I am, but we're all friends. Couple #1, #2 and #3 all have children.

Okay, now that I've given you all of the background info, I can move on to the actual story.

We all get together from time to time and we've always all had fun together. So I find out via Facebook last week (junior high schoolish, I know) that couple #1 has invited couple #2 and #3 to their house for a weekend get together. My boyfriend and I were not invited. I know it's petty, but my feelings are kind of hurt by this. I think it's because they all have children and we don't. Which I don't understand, because we have all gotten together for a weekend before, all of their children were there, and I didn't have a problem with that. I don't have a problem with other people's children as long as they are not spoiled little brats well behaved and I don't have to take care of them.

I know I'm being petty and I shouldn't let it bother me, but I really do consider the wife of couple #1 to be one of my best friends, and I already hate that we live so far apart and don't get to see each other as often as I would like. I know there isn't really anything I can do about the situation, it is what it is. I just wanted to get that off my chest.

Moving on......I think we're going to do a whole lot of nothing this weekend since we were so busy last weekend. I hope you all of a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

KAG Giveaway

KAG at Monograms and Martinis in Manhattan is having a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a Carrie Dunham camera case. Good luck to everyone that enters!

i'm an idiot

I missed American Idol last week so I was confused when I watched it Tuesday night. I thought all of the contestants I saw Tuesday night were the final contestants. I, of course, realized my mistake when I watched it last night. My opinion of the contestants in the previous post is still the same, but I was glad to realize that there are still a couple of them that are still in the contest that I thought had been booted off.

All I have to say about the whole "wild card" thing is this.....Tatiana? Are you effing kidding me? Why? Why would they do this to me? I did my happy dance when she got booted off and now they're bringing her back? This is just wrong.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

american what?

I remember now why I stopped watching American Idol so many years ago. Out of twelve people, there are two, maybe three people left that can actually sing. The sad thing is that they had twelve people that could really sing, before they got rid of them and kept the ones that, in my opinion, suck are just not that talented.

Von Smith makes my skin crawl.
Nathaniel Marshall just does not have a great voice.
Alex Wagner-Trugman shouldn't have made it past Hollywood Week, if that far.
Jorge Nunez has a pretty good voice, but I just don't see him as an "Idol".
Taylor Vaifanua is mediocre at best.

I hope that the last two standing will be Scott MacIntyre and Felicia Barton. I really do like both of them, but honestly, if a few of the other contestants that have already been kicked off were still there, then Scott and Felicia probably wouldn't be my top picks.

Who do you think should win?

late weekend review

It was such a busy weekend that I didn't even turn my computer on Saturday or Sunday. Actually, Sunday wasn't that busy, I was just lazy enjoying the snow. I'm finally caught up on reading all of my blogs!

Friday night we went to another couple's house for dinner and I ended up getting drunk drinking several a few glasses of wine. We played card games after dinner, the boys against the girls, and of course the girls won!

I woke up with a raging hangover slight headache on Saturday morning, but I pushed my way through it, because I had lots to do. I ran errands Saturday morning, spent Saturday afternoon going with a friend of mine to pick up some things for our dinner that night. Saturday night we also went to another couple's house (different couple....for some reason we were quite popular this weekend) for dinner. We had a great time, but I was so glad to get home and get in the bed since I was still feeling the effects from Friday night.

Sunday was spent enjoying the snow and still recovering from Friday night. I'm not as young as I used to be, it takes me longer to recover from too much a little drinking these days!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

my new hair

This is my new hair color. I have been a blond since I was about 14 years old (my natural hair color is about the same as the color on the box). Since I'm unemployed, one of the expenses I've cut out of my budget is getting my hair highlighted.

About a couple of weeks ago I bought one of those do it yourself highlighting kits, but I couldn't work up the nerve to use it, because I was really scared I would turn my hair orange. So this weekend I decided to just color my hair back to it's natural color. I figured if I hated it, then I'd wait a couple of weeks and then go ahead and try the highlighting kit.

I'm actually really liking the new color. I never really liked my natural color, because even though it's pretty close to the color I used, it's more of a dull brown, but now it's a nice shiny brown with just a hint of auburn. I'm thinking that I like it so much, I probably won't go back to getting my hair highlighted when I start working again. If I do, it will probably be just to add a few more auburn highlights to it. Too bad I didn't figure out a long time ago that this color suits me better than blond. I could have saved a lot of money.

Monday, March 2, 2009

winter wonderland

Did anyone else get "thunder snow" yesterday? That was the first time I had ever experienced thunder and lightning while it was snowing. It was pretty cool. We got about three to four inches of snow and it was gorgeous!

I wish you all could have seen my boyfriend sliding down a hill in the snow on a garbage bag. We didn't have anything else, such as a big piece of cardboard, and we definitely don't own a sled since we live in the south and rarely even get snow. It was hysterical watching him act like a little kid (and busting his ass).