Wednesday, March 04, 2015

#IHateSnow ... Hashtag Confessions

I confess

.... I can't believe we're going to get another snow storm.  A possible FOOT of snow coming tonight into tomorrow?  I had just bragged that we had a pretty easy winter.  Well, I guess all this snow is my fault. #Jinx

... I foresee a snow day tomorrow. #PJdayahead

... I used the sentence "Winter is throwing up on us again" to describe our weather today to someone #snowiswintervomit

... I have about 5 slices of bread in my cabinet.  & with snow storm warnings out, I know the shelves are cleared out of bread.  Funny thing, I hardly eat anything using bread, but just knowing I'm out of it & I'll probably be home all day tomorrow, I'm panicked about it. #snowedinandbreadless

I actually hate French toast
... this makes me feel better...

... all this melting snow from the last storm?  My car smells like water is getting in... it stinks like mildew.  I'm ready to hang a dozen air fresheners from my rear view mirror. #newcarsmellnomore

This could be my car in the next few days

... I don't get why everyone is so angry at William Shatner for missing Leonard Nimoy's funeral.  The guy honored his commitment to do a charity event. It's not like he was out partying in Vegas & decided not to make it.  People are so judgmental.  #leaveCaptainKirkalone #livelongandprosper

... So I think that guy that did the painting of Bill Clinton is nothing but a jerk.  You wait until the President & his wife are taking their pictures in front of this painting & THEN  you come out & say you snuck in a shadow of the 'blue dress'?  I don't care if you're a fan or not of Mr. Clinton - that's just a chump move.  #notcool

... I cant wait to see if the "mystery" dancer on Dancing with the Stars is indeed The Bachelor, Farmer Chris.  As long as he doesn't have to talk to anyone in awkward situations.  He's not the best at that.  #betterdancerthentalker #letshope

Already getting a taste of the dancing thing

... My & my co-hort at work (the lady that sits out in the open right next to me) have determined that our new work theme song is Meghan Trainor "Lips are moving"... The 2 of us have been promised over & over that we would get 'walls' or dividers of some sort to give us privacy.  So yeah, every time the song comes on the radio & the line "I know you lie - your lips are moving" we get a little dance party going at our desks.  You gotta do what you gotta do to get through a work day sometimes.  #tellmedoyouthinkImdumb

So what's on your mind today?

Don't forget - tomorrow Thankful Thursday Linkup

#Hashtaghumpday @ Life with Lolo
Linking up with the ladies

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Amazoning for the month

So I might have made a mistake doing these posts...

Last time I did one, the hubs was like, "Soooo.... you bought what at Amazon last month?"... oopsie... Some things should be kept between you & your postman. Can I get an Amen? ...

I'm kidding.  The only purchases I tend to hide are anything chocolate related.  The hubs will devour it in less then an hour if he sniffs it out.  #truth

But here's what I've bought at Amazon the past month...
Note - none of this is for any sort of advertisement or promotion .... just things I've bought to share the love of Amazon & all the things they offer.

A Confident Heart

With my word of the year being "Confident" I knew I had to get this book.  I have yet to read it, thanks in part because I keep getting books to review - which I'm so thankful for... but this is next in line... after 2 more books :)

Twinings Green Tea - 24 K-Cups

It's not that easy to find tea k-cups that don't have a lot of extra 'junk' in them. Just give me plain tea people.  Easy enough.  I love getting these from Amazon because for a big box, its only $11.99 plus free shipping.  In the store, usually a box of just 12 is around $9.99 ... I've got this baby saved to keep buying every time we get low.

DropCam Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring

I actually got Ricky a camera for Christmas.  We weren't sure how well these things would work... they are FANTASTIC!  We ended up getting a few more & then Amazon had these marked down one weekend cheaper then you could find them in stores.  I had to go ahead & get another one.  Now, I can sit at work & watch our house on the computer, or on my phone... & the thing that makes me smile - we have a camera where we can watch Harvey Dent playing in the back yard.  Ricky will even talk to him through the cameras.  Nothing cuter then Harvey's nose coming up to the camera wondering how his daddy is in that little thing.

NaturVet Glucosamine

Our little Zoe, with her legs where they were broken when she was little, she suffers so badly from arthritis.  So we do what we can to help her out & glucosamine really helps joints.  & if you've priced some of these in the pet stores, it can get ridiculous for the cost.  We find you have better options of products & better pricing on Amazon.

ESV Journal Bible

This is probably one of my favorite Amazon buys ever.  I was on the hunt for a Journal Bible & these babies are NOT easy to find.  I should have known I'd find one on Amazon.  (This one, I just saw, is now Currently Out of Stock... told you they were hard to get)  Now, I will say, I don't usually use a ESV version but the NIV version is crazy high & I don't use this bible for every day use - just for my devotion time... but I LOVE this Bible.  Warning - the print is UBER small... old eyes are straining.  But its great to jot down thoughts or draw or do amazing things with it in a artistic way.  Just go to Pinterest & search "Bible Journal" & see the amazing things people do.... I'll never be that fancy, but I'll make it my own personal style.

Here's my Bible

What have you bought at Amazon lately?
Do you have a Journal Bible?
Do you use tea K-Cups?

Monday, March 02, 2015

The weekend that I never did get around to cleaning the house....

It was the first weekend in a while that we had that was calm & we didn't have much going on... a good thing really.  Much needed.  Poor Ricky had to work on Saturday but after that, it was a "we're not leaving the house unless it burns down" kinda thing...

but here's some highlights of the weekend

.... Got to talk to my sweet friend Friday on the phone. I called to just check on her after the loss of her dad... &we ended up talking for a little over 2 hours.  Oops.  I just love talking to her, catching up, laughing, crying, & hearing her advice that Ricky & I both value so dearly.

This is totally going to be us in a few years!!!

... When Ricky works, I usually get up with him & am then angry I'm up so early on a Saturday.  Not this day.  I totally didn't even hear him leave. I woke up at 8:00 surrounded by the dogs snoring away.  Sorry honey I didn't see you off, but it felt wonderful to sleep in.

... I had intentions of getting my house cleaned up while the hubs was working.  I nixed that idea & instead made a cup of caramel coffee & started my next book.  Sounds like a MUCH better plan then cleaning.

... I did manage to get in my 10K training mile before Ricky got home.  Building up the miles.  I haven't gotten in anything over a 5k since, well, I can't even remember when.  With my knee & my back, I'm taking things so slow, its ridiculous.  But I'm still enjoying just moving & getting miles in.  Even if it takes me longer then most. 

... Thank you Netflix for making 4.25 miles go back quickly.  Distraction is great.

... That whole "not leaving the house" thing I mentioned?  Ricky had it planned.  He brought home some pizzas on his way home from work so lunch & dinner was covered.  Those miles I ran helped the guilt of eating a day of pizza too.

... Ricky & I had a Arrow marathon.  We were about 5 episodes behind & got all caught up.  I just love that show.  Ricky loves The Flash better... not me.  Give me Oliver Queen any day.

... Ricky finally got a morning to rest so we missed church service.  I was glad he got the chance to relax a bit.  We did make it for Merge (Youth service).  I'm glad we did because we had a great crowd with 3 new visitors... & 2 of the other leaders were missing... & we had our Merge After Church (MAC) so I'm glad Ricky & I were there to help.  Plus, its just fun to hang out with these amazing kids.  They are up for anything... & they play HARD!  I always say if someone isn't bleeding, throwing up, or out of breath, then its not a good youth game.

... Ricky & I went down for our weekly Sunday Target stop & ran into our friends at 5 Guys.  I love when that happens.  An unexpected lunch date.

... Ricky spent $90 at Target & he's still not even sure what he bought.  He basically had 2 small bags.  How does stuff add up so quickly?

... I thought about cleaning when we got home but I decided to pull out my knitting & finish up a scarf/cowl thing I had been working on.  A much better use of my time.

... So excited Once Upon a Time is back on!!!!!

... Had to delay The Walking Dead for the Downton finale.  Oh my gosh.  I seriously was squealing in delight & clapping... (I won't spoil anything if you haven't seen it yet)... but Ricky came running from the other room thinking I was crying because I was upset about something.  No... that's the sound of happiness.  Now we probably have to wait another year for the next season. Sigh.

... I never did around to cleaning my house.  Dang it.

How was your weekend?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Few of my favorite things....

Favorite Reminder from God this week
He will be with me!

Favorite Oscar Look
I didn't even watch the Oscars this year
(how are you going to compete with The Walking Dead AND Downton Abby?)
But I did check out the fashions....
I love green anyways so I just adore this dress
... but dang... can we talk about how much Scarlett Johannson looks like a Barbie Doll shaped human?  & didn't she just have a baby? .... ok... I hate her.
Jealousy speaking there.

Favorite Re-do
DIY Filing cabinet makeover - used epoxy to attach cheap 8x10 frames from walmart, painted entire thing using homemade chalk paint in swiss coffee color, then added new hardware and finished it with minwax paste wax to guard against scuffs and scratches.
They glued picture frames around the handles, painted the whole thing & changed out the hardware.  LOVE IT!
I'd even love to paint it in Chalkboard paint!!!

Favorite Dog Treat
I need to remember to do this for the dogs - especially when summer comes.
Use chicken or beef broth, freeze it with a bone in it - once its frozen, put the bone down into another tray & let that freeze... broth cubes on both sides with a bone in the middle.
 .... Harvey Dent will probably just eat the tray...
Favorite Sign
So true!
I need this in my home... & my bathroom...
& every other room in my house - along with hand sanitizer.
My germaphobe & love for Jesus comes together.
Favorite Marriage Thought
@Jeff you!!
I'm sure The Hubs would agree with this
... from being on both sides...

Favorite Funnies of the week
what? i do.

This just makes me giggle.
Oh man... I wish I did this in high school....

I agree with this statement!
And that other room better lead into another room full of books
Ain't that the truth
My short term memory bites
... but I can remember exactly the outfit I wore in high school having to stand in front of the class for a speech... makes perfect sense.

pretty much.
Even more so on snowy roads

Basically how I've felt the past 2 weeks have gone

Banging Head Down Slide

 Me waiting for 4:00 today
 Office Boredom

Happy Friday everyone!!!
What are some of your favorite things this week?


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thankful Thursday {Link Up #8}

Thankful Thursday
All that we behold is full of blessings.
~William Wordsworth

Sometimes life just happens & its so easy to wallow.... I truly believe that's when God can be the clearest though.  When we may have to LOOK for the blessings, but they are there... & that's when they are the sweetest...

So this week, these are some of the things I am thankful for....

....Worth noting again - my dad's results came back cancer free.  & he's home & healing up nicely!  & by nicely, I mean he's back to eating.  Success!

.... My mom .... Ever since her "non" stroke (they don't know what happened to her & why her eye is closed & her mouth was drooping).... but her eye opened up Tuesday!!!   

... the flower arrangement my mom sent to the funeral home had a cross in it - perfect for our cross wall in our home.  I love when our crosses have a personal meaning behind them... this one will be precious to us.

.... Our neighbors.... in the snow, our driveway would take FOR-EV-ER to hand shovel, but I got home from work to find our drive has been plowed & cleared off for me to get from the road straight to the garage.  I honestly can't express how much that means to me... I may not shovel it myself (my shoulder, I can't) but I sit there & worry about Ricky having to shovel after walking 15 miles for his work day.... know that part in the Bible that says, "Love thy neighbor"?  We got that covered!

.... No Snow this week!! I'm so over snow!!!  We may have the cold to deal with still for the next few days, but as long as there's no more snow, I'm good.

.... Going along with that idea - thankful to see pavement again.  Most of the roads are FINALLY getting cleared off.  I literally can not walk on snow & ice so this clutzy girl is so happy to see the asphalt shining through.

yep... this is about right....

.... My first Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee.  It wasn't bad.  It wasn't "McDonald's" level iced coffee, but it was way better then Starbucks version.  & its something I can run out & grab at lunch on beat up afternoons. 

.... Filling up my car before gas rose 50 cents in one afternoon.  How does it raise that much in an hour?  I don't get it.  .... still thankful that even at its highest right now ($2.49) its still lower then $4.00 a gallon.

.... Hobby Lobby.  I had to wait after work to meet up with Ricky to go to the funeral home to see Ricky's sister, Pam & her husband.  What better place to wait then Hobby Lobby?  Ricky said he was trying to hurry.... no worries.  Give me all the time you need as long as I can stand in all things yarn & crafty.

... a surprise at the door.  We got home last night & had a box at the door.  Opened it up & saw this beautiful stepping stone that our youngest had sent since she couldn't make the funeral (lives in Iowa).... Ricky & I both had our mouths just dropped.  Isn't it beautiful?  As soon as he pulled it out, I saw that it was engraved with the name & date.... oh my goodness... how precious.

What are you thankful for this week?
If you blog about things you are thankful for - be sure to link up ... & go visit others & see what blessings are being poured on everyone