Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Socks

The presentation alone is worth getting these!

Favorite Winter Air Saver

I have some coworkers that have little humidifers for their desk - they plug into their computer with a USB port.  I love that they make these cut little things that gives some hydration in that drying horrible winter air.
& I love the cream one with the reindeer antlers!

Favorite Page Markers

I dont know if I like the foxes or the otters the best!
Good thing all of these come in an order!

Favorite Blanket

Perfect for my bed since my dogs are on it all night long with me
It's only $12.97 for a king size blanket too!!! WHAT???

Favorite Christmas Tree Stand

The Lakeside Collection Decorative Metal Christmas Tree Ring
I'm loving these cute little metal things that go around the trees.
Trees all FANCY looking now!

Favorite Harry Potter Ring

Alex and Ani Harry Potter Wrap Ring

Favorite Boots

Hunter Women's Original Tall Rain Boots

I gotta get me a pair for mucking out to the barn in the winter.
I've never had Hunters but hear everyone brag about them.

Favorite Funnies

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... My relationship with Santa

GIPHY! ( November 22, 2019 at 05:34PM

... when I finish a book & cant remember the next week what it was about

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... when I'm black Friday shopping

GIPHY! ( November 1, 2019 at 10:19AM

... me today because I'm off & hitting all the stores!!!!

GIPHY! ( January 22, 2019 at 10:18AM

Happy Kick off to the Holidays!!!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

THE BIG DAY OF THANKFULNESS!!!!! {Thankful Thursday #248}

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Here we are... the most epic days of Thankfulness.
The day where people go around tables & share what they are thankful for in their lives.
For some reason, in my mind, I remembered Thanksgiving was always on Thursday & that's why I started up Thankful Thursday so long ago.

Today, as we are celebrating all our blessings, you know I had to have this blog post up.  
Would love for you all to join in with me... comment, post a blog post down the road when you arent in your food coma... but let's share some great blessings in our lives!

This week I am Thankful For:

Prince Charming is at the grocery
Monday, I was just exhausted & wanting to get home after work & mentioned to Ricky on the phone that I had to stop at the store just to pick up some bread & bananas & eggs.  He told me to go on home & he'd pick it up for me.  OK - Where is Disney with this fairy tale of the perfect Prince Charming that picks up groceries for you?

Made it to appt
America's Got Talent had tryouts right next to my work & man O' man, downtown was crazy hopping.  Which also means, parking garages are full of people who dont know how to operate machines to exit. I was stuck in our garage for nearly 25 minutes getting out.  2 bad things with this... 1. I was late getting out of the office so I didnt stop to go to the bathroom first (YIKES) & 2. I had a hair appointment scheduled for an hour after I got off work ... so I was thankful that I pulled in at exactly the time my appointment was meant to be. Great timing! Whew! ... & also, let's be thankful they had a bathroom so I could run in for that overflowing bladder :)

Sticker Book Palooza
I was out to lunch with my work sister when she saw on her phone someone posting at Hobby Lobby having a clearance on a bunch of Happy Planner goodies.  I ran over after work & OH MY WORD. ALL THE THINGS... for $5.00 & under. Needless to say, I walked out with 6 new books & picked my friend up 6 books too.  Felt like I got in for some Black Friday practice!

Parking Downtown on a weekend
We went to a concert downtown on Saturday & there was also a big convention going on - GalaxyCon - which was super fun to sit & watch everyone dressed up in some costumes!!!  But that meant parking was crazy downtown - especially when its cold, dark & rainy. I was so thankful that I had a spot in a garage on a busy weekend downtown.

I always love me a good Christian concert! Never gets old singing songs about our Savior.

Awaken Worship ... our Southeast Family did so good!!

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels
My work sister got me a bag of these & I'm hooked now. DELICIOUS!!!  She said that Trader Joe's has a bag that's even better. We get out there maybe 1 every 2 years (if that?) so I'll have to pay off someone to pick me some up.

All the Thanksgiving Usuals....
You know the ones - the ones that are usually repeated around the Thanksgiving table.  I know every week, I find odds & ends things to be thankful for... but the "usuals" apply every week - & so today, I'll make sure to mention them...

... family
... friends
... church family
... our animals
... our jobs
... our home
... our cars
... our health
... our Country

Always - above all - so thankful for our Savior ... Jesus Christ... who I love that we're getting ready to go into the time now to celebrate His birth.

& I'll start that tonight... Black Friday Thursday shopping. :)

Hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving however you celebrate.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019


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All things Disney+ ... I've watched Frozen a few times again.  Watched Marvel more than anything, with the last Avengers being played like 4 times. I watched Captain Marvel again (LOVE IT STILL!) & I've never seen any of the Thor's!!! So I may have to tackle that next.  & y'all know that Beauty & the Beast is on a repeat.

Rain... more rain... all the rain. I'm so over it.  But today, we're also getting huge gusts of wind. Like up to 50mph sorts of winds. That always makes me nervous with all the trees around our property.  & all the trees around my mom's house. She has HUGE OLD ANCIENT trees.  Come on roots - do your thing!

Excited About
So many good movies coming out.  The one about Mr. Rogers... Frozen 2... the new Star Wars coming... Little Women... & I think I gotta go see the Last Christmas.  That looks so cute to me!

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Waiting On
A sale at Target for their Christmas decorations. They have a star I want for my tree that I'm waiting for. I just can't pay full price because I know a sale has to be around the corner.  Hopefully Black Friday will help me out here.

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My knee... OH MAN - my knee hurts.  It's a weird hurt this time.  It feels "SQUISHY" - like there's fluid in there, on the side. & man, in in the word of Johnny Cash - It BURNS BURNS BURNS... like a ring of fire!!  I cant even put any weight on it -like to get on my knees to do a burpee - NOPE.  I cant hardly even TOUCH it. When I lay on my stomach, & that part of my knee touches the bed - OH THE BURNING!!!!!!  I am trying to give it some time but its been a few months now. I may have to go back to my ortho doctor. Always something.

Still finishing up The Identicals... & also trying to finish up Sorry I was Late, I didnt want to come
I love books that do one year journeys. I've read a few of them. They intrigue me so much.

Anxious About
I have 2 doctors appointment next week.  1 - we'll get that mass in my uterus checked to see how its grown.   That's a little nerve wrecking. I'll also get my mammogram which also makes me nervous since they found that spot in my breast that they watch a few years back.  & 2 - I get my blood checked & see where my ferritin is at.  Hoping that liquid iron has done something for me.

I've been loving my black ballet Crocs.  Perfect with my leggings & swing dresses.  I know everyone laughs at Crocs, but I have quiet a few pairs of them in their different styles. They are all super comfy!
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That whole story with the Grandfather that has the accident dropping his granddaughter on that cruise ship & her dying... it kills me when they show that grandpa. You know his life is just shattered.  & to have the charge of Murder on him too.  I can't even imagine what that family is going through.

Elderberry Syrup!! That time of the year. Cold & flu season makes me want to boost that immune system.  HERE's where I get mine. Its a local lady who started doing it a few years ago in her home & this past summer, got to open her own little store front!! I love to support her any way I can.  Anyone that has ever bought from her that I know of, all good reviews too!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Three Things - NOVEMBER

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Always thankful for the awesome Steph coming up & sharing these!

& a quick side note - a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHER!!!!
He never reads my blog, but thought I'd throw it out there anyways :)

Things I'm looking forward to before the end of the month
1. Long weekend
2. Christmas music being played all the time
3. Finishing up my Christmas decorations

Things I’m happy with
1. Changing to a Happy Planner & having so much fun with it.
2. Getting that walker for Bruno & seeing him get some movement back in his little frail body.
3. Getting used to getting up at 4:45 am to work out before work.

Things I don’t understand
1. How offended people get in today's world.
2. That Rock N Roll (think 80's hair bands) has virtually disappeared.
3. How my house can get so messed up with only 2 people living in it.

Things I love to eat at Thanksgiving
1. My brother's broccoli casserole
2. Pumpkin pie with all the cool whip
3. Big home cooked breakfast while watching the Macy's parade

Things I need from the store
1. Puppy pads
2. Coffee Creamer (every trip)
3. Bananas - need them for my 5:00 am workouts

Things I don't like to do
1. Touch other people's dishes or glasses
2. Get off my regular daily routine
3. Get out of a hot shower during the winter when its so cold

Things I've said out loud to strangers this week
1. "Do you need help with that?"
2. "Can you believe stickers makes a 47 year old so happy?"
3. "Dont step in that!"

Things that smell good in this season
1. Pine scent
2. Pumpkin pies baking ... heck any pies... or cookies!
3. Chili in the crock pot

Monday, November 25, 2019

The weekend the YUM center took away our knife....

Anyone super excited to know this is a short week?  This is the best Monday of the whole year. Knowing there's 3 days & then a 4 day weekend.  My question is why cant even weekend be like this?  Or at least once a month?  I dont feel like that's asking a lot.

My Friday started off with a Click List stop where I got all my stuff for pumpkin pie now so I didnt have to go into the mad house that the grocery will be this week.  

I used to work at a grocery store when I was 16 until I graduated high school & man oh man - Its tough being a cashier in a grocery store. Be nice to yours please.  I can remember walking in with my parents to the grocery after we went out to dinner & the manager saw me & put me to work.  I can literally remember that. I was so busy until midnight!  The weird memories that stick with you.

Anyways - I'm still all about Click List & so thankful to see that they have waived their fee until the end of the year. So go order online people - avoid that craziness inside!

I was pretty exhausted - as usual - on Friday night. I was just ready to get into bed & go to sleep early.

But instead, I found that NAILED IT released a new Holiday season. OH MY GOSH - I was laughing so hard, I couldnt breath.  I just need this show to be on constantly through the year.  Wasn't too funny for the hubs though because there was a part where someone hit their PANIC BUTTON - when they need help from the Baker - & the host, Nicole, just screams & screams & screams.... Ricky was sound asleep in the other room & heard the screaming & thought it was me. He came running like someone was attacking me & he saw me sitting there with tears in my eyes - from laughing.... he had to grab his chest because he was sure he was having a heart attack.  Can we keep count to how many times I've almost given him a heart attack?  I've lost count.  But its been many times. .... The bad thing is, there will probably be a time someone breaks into our home, is trying to murder me, I scream & Ricky will be like, "I'm not falling for it this time" & roll over & go back to sleep.  RIP Rebecca.  ... This is my luck.

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Side note - I really want to try out to be on that show.  I think it would be so much fun!
WWWWEEESSSSS!!!!! (you'll know how to say it & why if you watch the show)

Saturday, I got up with a long list - LONNNGGGGG list of things that needed to be done.  Except, I had an iced coffee in the fridge that the hubs had picked up for me the night before - so I took it outside, cranked up the heat, took Bruno out there with me & read a few chapters in my book.  The Aussies came with me too.

It was a cold & rainy day so I just wanted to stay tucked in.

I ended up finishing decorating for Christmas & then sat on the couch & snuggled with my Harvey Dent & watch Captain Marvel again & worked on my chalkboard for the Holiday. 

It blows Ricky mind that this is one of my favorite Marvel movies.  I can't help it - the GIRL POWER in this movie just makes me love it. Plus, I love Carol's sense of humor.  Dry. Snarky. My kinda gal.

Before we knew it, it was time to venture out in the cold rainy night & head to a concert. For King & Country.  We were even more excited because the opening band was Awaken Worship - which is the band that was created from the artists/members of our church.  It's made up of mostly our different campuses worship leaders. The talent is incredible. & their hearts are all about raising up our Lord.  It was excited to see them.

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Getting in though was an adventure. 

I missed a big opportunity too which I want to kick myself for.  We parked in my work's parking garage & as I was getting on the elevator, some girls were getting off that you can tell were from GalaxyCon - a comic convention that was going on next door.  They walked past us pretty fast & then I had to do a double take because one of the girls was dressed as Belle in the blue dress!!!! I gasped & was like, "I want my picture with her!!!!" & Ricky was like, "No Rebecca"... sigh... Ricky thought it would bother her... I thought it would flatter her. & after all this discussion, she was at her car & ready to leave. Dang it.  She looked super cute too! Had a basket like Belle carries & was also carrying a rose.  I need a blue Belle dress myself!

We had to walk through the misty cold rain to only stand in line outside for awhile - BRRRR... but the time went by faster when I saw 2 of my youth girls with one of their beautiful momma's waiting to go in as well. Ricky & I found a few other people we knew as well in line.  It was like one big family in there.  

But we get up to the security detector & we see on the sign that they would take pocketknives. DANG IT.  Ricky had his on him. One of his favorite knives.  We were about 3 blocks away parked & it had taken us about 30 minutes to get in so he wasn't about to run back to the car.  So when he got up to the detector, they told him he had to take it back, or they would throw it away... & that's what they did.  It hurt to see them toss this nice Gerber knife away.

Ricky said after we walked in, he wished he would have thought about it & ran & hid it in a bush or something & at least he'd have a chance to pick it up when we left.  .... but then I said, I could see someone else finding it, stabbing someone, & it still have Ricky's prints on it or something. 

I must watch way too much crime TV or listen to too many podcasts.

It made Ricky mad though because he was just at Rupp Arena a few weeks ago & was carrying an even bigger knife & they let him keep it.  Just another notch in his belt to why he hates UL & prefers UK.

Anyways... the concert was nice! Awaken Worship was fantastic. They only got to perform 4 songs & I wish they could do more. They have so many more great songs & could have done a way longer performance but I'm sure For King & Country was being kind on letting them do any at all.

We ended up not staying to the very end because we were both starving & didnt want to get stuck in the crowds leaving - so we tucked out after we heard the songs we wanted to hear anyways.... & then headed for a really late night dinner.  Not much was open & we snuck into Culvers right as they were getting ready to close.

I was super excited when they had a veggie burger as their special for the day. They never had a veggie burger before here. I hope its something they keep on their menu!

A healthy late night dinner, huh?

I was still hyped up when we got home so it was a late night for me getting to bed.  So I got caught up on my Fall Season finales of Grey's Anatomy & A Million Little Things. - my goodness - talk about a heart tugger.  Made me tear up - both of them.  After being emotionally toyed with, I finally knocked out.

Sunday - church day.  But first, I had to head over & let Baby out since the sun was FINALLLLY out after a long week of grey & gloom & rain.  She was super excited to run out & soak up the sun. My kinda girl.

Headed to church - ran into Target to look to see if the star I want for our tree was on sale (nope) & to look at tree skirts (didnt like any) & then picked up some lunch & headed home.

Lots of home stuff to take care of ... & then before you know it - its time to pick out the clothes for Monday & settle in for the Fall finale of The Walking Dead.  ... I keep saying I'm done watching it & then something crazy happens & I'm like, "Oh ok. One more week." 

So how was your weekend?

Do you like For King & Country?

Are you off on Friday?

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Colorful Fun

Look at all these markers & highlighteres!!!
160 in a carrying case.
I dont know how they work, but man, I'm interested in trying them.

Favorite Book End

How SUPER is this??? 

Favorite Memory Keeper

I actually had this exact one & filled it up after 5 years ...LOVE looking back at each year as I wrote down the next year's events.  When I filled it up, I couldnt find one like this... but here it is.
Perfect time of year to get now so you can have it to start on Jan 1.

Favorite Relaxing Gadget

I can sit & watch these things for the longest.
How the sand flows... & the design at the end.

Favorite Pillows

OH MY GOSH... how cute would these be in my library????

Favorite Feet Helper

So these are not for fashion.
You're only supposed to wear them for 15 minutes at a time - but they are supposed to help various feet issues.  My plantar fascitis is crying to try these out.

Favorite Bug Saver

okay.... if you know me, you know I dont even kill bugs.
I am the one who gets cups to put over top of bugs & get paper to slide against the wall so they'll be in the cup & I can carry them out.
This will make my life easier.
Make my hubby's life easier too because he gets tired of me saying "What is his family going to think?" after he kills a bug.
... and come on, if you dont care for bugs, at least this will save you from having to wash bug guts off your wall, right?

Favorite Kitchen Towels

Disney Parks Mickey Mouse and Pals Christmas Holiday Kitchen Towel Set
Perfect for Christmas

Favorite Tattoo

Deborah Deh Soares > Mulan (Disney) #tattoo #ink #art #watercolor
Mulan is definitely in my top 5 Disney movies.
Look how gorgeous this is!!!

Favorite Funnies

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... me every time I walk into Best Buy

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... me walking into Starbucks

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... when I know next week is a 3 day work week

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... me at 4:30 pm today

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BONUS - just for a smile

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Happy Weekend y'all!

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