Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I love vacation.

Don't you love being on vacation?

No stress.

No schedules.

No healthy eating.

No work.

Just ALL fun.

Fun times at the beach this week!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Did you hear? He's a dumb ass too.

Why do men (and women) cheat? Do they not understand how wrong it is? I just don't get it. I don't understand it. I pray that I will never ever have to experience it.

I just read that John Edwards is no better than Bill Clinton and I am so very disappointed. He seemed to LOVE his wife so dearly. Guess not - because how in the hell could he cheat on her while she was battling cancer if he loved her?

Edwards told ABC News that he lied repeatedly about the affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter but said that he didn't love her. Idiot. He didn't love who? His wife or his whore? He said he has not taken a paternity test but knows he isn't the father because of the timing of the affair and the birth. Like anyone should believe his lying, cheating ass now. What an ass.

Read the article here on

Friday Fill In

Friday fill in from Tommie who got it from Janet

1. You know you're old when 30 year old hot bartenders call you, "ma'am."

2. My heart is divided between leaving Holly (our dog) with her dog sitter and going on vacation for a week because we'll miss her - we leave tomorrow for NC!

3. Ironing is not my job! I haven't ironed in weeks!

4. I have felt the fear of a close call, I have known the depths of relief when it didn't happen. This could be applied to several situations... car accidents, injuries with the kids, the possibility of 3rd child...

5. Gah, won't these people ever call me back - waiting for the bank to get back to me on a request bank statement so I can submit my expense report.

6. Start the day's load of laundry when you can't fit anymore in the laundry basket!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to our trip to North Carolina's Atlantic Beach, tomorrow my plans include getting an early start on our drive and ending with a glass of white wine on the beach and Sunday, I want to have Captain Crunch cereal for breakfast and get on the beach by 10 AM!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Tagged x's 2

I was tagged... twice!!

First by It's a Wonderful Lie - for 7 random facts about me...

1. I'd like to get my monogram tattooed on my body somewhere... just kidding. Thought about it - I'm too much of a chicken!

2. I love the smell of candy so much I was on a quest to find perfume that smelled like sugar and I found it - it's called Pink Sugar and I bought it on Beauty.com. I gave up wearing my Burberry Brit (what I wore for YEARS) because I got so many complements on it.

3. I must make my bed every day. When Mr. is the last to get out of bed and he doesn't make it I have to make it before getting back into it at night. I can not get into an unmade bed.

4. I am super sensitive to noise - it makes me nervous. When the kids are running around upstairs I want to crawl out of my skin even though I know they are just having fun. I can't take the noise.

5. I could go away for a week by myself on vacation and talk to no one. I would be perfectly fine with that. It's the noise thing.

6. I have super sensitive ears and nose - I can smell and hear everything. I think I am part bionic... you know like Jamie Sommers (Bionic Woman).

7. I believe I could be a great cook if I could just stop turning the stove on high to cook everything... 9 times out of 10 I burn whatever it is I am trying to cook because out of habit I turn the stove on high.

And second by WSU Laura. So here goes, 4 Things you should know about me before you invite me to your house...

1. I don't like taking off my shoes - neither does WSU Laura - my shoes are an integral part of my outfit and when they are off the outfit is incomplete. My children will happily take off their shoes though and I don't mind if you ask them to.

2. I would prefer to bring a dish so when I ask, "what can I bring?" I am not just saying it - I want to know what I can bring. If you don't tell me what I can bring then how will I know if we will end up with 2 desserts or 2 salads... or something. Please let me help.

3. I don't drink red wine - I drink white. I love red wine but I HATE that it stains my lips and teeth and it grosses me out to see people who have purple teeth and lips --- it's all I can focus on and it's distracting. White wine. I will usually bring a bottle but in the event I don't - it's what I prefer. I will drink a light beer if I must but I would rather drink water than red wine or a dark beer.

4. I love dogs but not dogs who insist on breathing their hot breath on me. If your dog does this... at least warn me... please.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Good New!

I remembered who "Julie" is on my middle of the night "to do" list. Funny how it came to me in the middle of the night being 2 AM and all.

Julie, if you are wondering, is Holly's (our dog) new groomer/dog sitter. She is going to have Holly while we are at the beach next week.

What a relief. No more wondering who in the world she was. Maybe I can sleep tonight now that that's cleared up... doubtful... but maybe.

Insomnia sucks.

Just a few for me.

I was in NC this past weekend with friends and there is an awesome catalog outlet store there that sells J.Crew as well as other brands that I don't recognize. The game plan is always this - we go have lunch and a Bloody Mary (or two) at The Blue Point and then with a slight bloody buzz we take our first pass through the store. If we see something that we MUST have we buy it then but generally I'll go back a second time to really shop. This trip was no different! I didn't find a much to buy this time, which is somewhat disappointing. I saw many of styles that I already have (imagine that). They have a mix of this past season and last year's styles. In fact, my zebra straw purse and my flower belt were there.

I guess that's the bad thing about the lack of variety in my wardrobe. Maybe if I shopped somewhere other than J.Crew I would have been able to buy more.

My (very) few outlet finds...

See? Nothing fancy about this outlet store - the bag.

Please ignore the dirty wall in the corner. This is where the bag sat until last night.

Cute as can be polka dot skirt .

Silk-linen V-neck sweater - these are on sale on JCrew.com for $49 I bought mine for $24 - I bought an orange one last week at the store for $69!!

I saw this online when it first came out and almost bought it so I was thrilled to see it at the outlet. Can't wait to wear at the beach next week.

The best find of all - I love the colors in these shoes. These were $32!

close up...

That's it. Not bad, huh?

The zebra straw purse by the way is on right now at jcrew.com for $39

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What the...

I woke up in the middle of the night to write myself a note to do a few things today so I wouldn't forget.

One of the line items is the name Julie.

I have no idea what the hell that means. I don't know a Julie.

Shit. What the hell does it mean?!

It's after turn off mail delivery (we leave Saturday for vacation) and turn off the paper delivery.


Monday, August 4, 2008

OBX Business

I got home from my girls weekend in North Carolina late last night and it should come as no surprise that it was a GREAT weekend! I wore my navy Lisa dress for the drive and it worked out well because I met the friends at a bar when I got to town. The Lisa dress was just sassy enough for a night out and of course comfortable for the drive. See?

I think the best part of the weekend (other than the time with the friends) is our friend hooked us up big time with a beach house - and when I say beach house I mean right on top of the beach. Just steps out the back door and we were baking in the sun. We had great weather so our days were spent soaking in the sun and recovering from the night of food and drink from the night before.

The handsome man in the sexy white under shirt (he wore it all weekend long and still maintained his sexy factor) was the one who hooked us up with the beach house. He also hooked us up with the great meal on Saturday night - that pile in the middle of the table was all his idea and his doing. He cooked up a big huge pot of (huge) shrimp, corn and red potatoes with garlic cloves. It was the best dinner and perfect for a summer evening.
I didn't get home until about 11 pm last night **YAWN** and I didn't sleep well last night but it was worth it because it was fun times at the beach with good friends!
Oh... and a successful trip to the J.Crew outlet on my way out of town!!! Photos tomorrow...

Friday, August 1, 2008

I hate flying.

10 reasons why I hate flying:

1. Security lines... do I need to say any more?

2. Waiting in a crowded gate.

3. Waiting in a crowded gate for a delayed flight.

4. Delayed flights.

5. Waiting in a crowded gate for a delayed flight with a crying baby.

6. Mothers who shush their crying babies instead of walking them around (or feed, change, whatever) to make them feel better.

7. Sitting in a crowded gate and being forced to listen to the cute guy next to me goo and ga to his wife of how much he missed her and resisting the urge to say aww out loud.

8. Sitting in a crowded gate having to smell gross people.

9. Public bathrooms.

10. Sitting next to people who are rudely chowing on disgusting unhealthy food including smacking their lips, shoving food in their mouths, dripping the gross food all over themselves, brushing the crumbs off their big bellies, slurping their over sized soda, belching, and making very disgusting noises so loud I can' t help giving them dirty looks and resisting the urge to say eeww out loud so she can hear me.