Saturday, April 27, 2013

Where have I been ...


I have neglected my blog this week. Next week I will make more of an effort to document my thoughts and adventures. 

So what happened this week...

I had Sushi for the first time ever with my friend Tony and a group of guys that we work with. Here is my face after trying it ...
Doesn't the guy next to me look like Mikey from The Goonies?
In case you needed a reminder of what he looked like as a kid.
I also had a fun evening with my niece while her big bro went to his first Kindergarten event. We played legos, colored, and played fetch. Yes, I said fetch. Lol
This is my niece.
A's Hello Kitty lego car. (She built it herself)
The lego house I made.
Well those were the highlights of last week. 

Pinterest Party ...


A group of friends and I tested our craftiness with Pinterest DIY projects. Below are pictures of the Pinterest recipes and projects.

Taco Roll - Me, Ham and Swiss sliders - Jess,
Peanut Butter Rolo dip - Danielle

Turtles - Mary
Dessert Pizza - Mary
 Kid Sribble Art - Jess
 Baseball flip flops and wreath - Mary
Disney Autograph books - Danielle
I am not really happy with the way my coasters turned out. I should have measured better. Measure twice, Cut once! I will redo them soon and post the final results.
I suggest a Pinterest Party or other craft party to everyone! It was fun drinking, eating and crafting. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I've come to realize ...


Does anyone remember all the “quizzes” on MySpace (wow … blast from the past!) and Facebook asking random questions? I recently stumbled upon an old “quiz” and it made me think “how would I answer this now”.  So here I go … 

1. I've come to realize that my favorite part of the day... is the 20 minutes in the morning that I have my hair wrapped in a towel. This time of the day is quiet and relaxing.

2. I've come to realize that my job... is not my dream job. Still trying to figure out what that is …

3. I've come to realize that when I'm driving alone... I do my best thinking, which often causes me to miss my turn.

4. I've come to realize that I need... to be happy with myself before I can ever expect to be happy with someone else.

5. I've come to realize that I lose... focus on me when I let others needs come first.

6. I've come to realize that I hate it when... I overhear someone say something completely wrong, but it is not my place to correct them.

7. I've come to realize that if I'm tipsy... I should take my heels off. It is there fault I can't walk straight!

8. I've come to realize that money... makes the world go round.

9. I've come to realize that certain people.... will never learn to help themselves.

10. I've come to realize that I'll always... want what I can't have. 

11. I've come to realize that my sibling(s).... are who they are. I can't change him. He has to learn from his own mistakes. 

12. I've come to realize that my mom... is a huge disappointment.

13. I've come to realize that cell phones... are a MUST. How else could I txt. : )

14. I've come to realize that when I woke up this morning... I was in a fantastic mood. Maybe picking my outfit out the night before had something to do with it.   

15. I've come to realize that last night before I went to sleep... I forgot to take the bobby pins out of my hair.

16. I've come to realize that right now I am thinking... I probably should not be writing my blog, but actually doing the job I am paid for.

17. I've come to realize that my dad... wears his heart on his sleeve.

18. I've come to realize that when I get on Facebook… I read my newsfeed searching for giveaways.

19. I've come to realize today… that without Andrew’s wise cracks my day would be really boring.

20. I've come to realize that tonight… I need to really bust my ass working out.

21. I've come to realize that tomorrow… is Biggest Loser weigh in and I have not really “tried” at all to lose weight.

22. I've come to realize that I really want to… to figure out a career path and begin the journey.

23. I've come to realize that the person most likely to respond to this is... this is not applicable unless you want to respond in the comments.  

24. I've come to realize that life... is pretty awesome if I allow it to be.

25. I've come to realize that this weekend… is the Pinterest Party and I will have four ladies at my condo crafting and drinking.

26. I've come to realize that the best music to listen to when I am upset... hardcore. The screaming makes me feel better, since I am not always in a place that I can scream.

27. I've come to realize that my friends... are all so different, but that is what makes them so great. 

28. I've come to realize this year... that I have no idea who I am. Actually this is something I have known for a while. But this is the year I decided to find myself.

29. I've come to realize that my ex... will always be a part of my life. After all, we have kiddens together.

30. I've come to realize that maybe I should... start taking more, instead of giving all the time.

31. I've come to realize that I love... the sound of the tiny G’s on the other side of the door right after I ring the bell. That enthusiasm will never get old.  

32. I've come to realize that I don't understand... why some people get to experience motherhood and others do not. Some people should not have that opportunity. 

33. I've come to realize my past... sucks! I wish I had a big eraser and was able to redo a lot.

34. I've come to realize that parties... are only as fun as you make them.

35. I've come to realize that I'm totally terrified... I will remain this lost person. 

36. I've come to realize that my life... is not what I thought it would be. But I am starting to be okay with that.

Well that was fun! LOL I did keep a few of the answers from 2009 when I first answered these on Facebook. Maybe next year I will revisit this and see what has changed. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon ...


My thoughts and prayers are with the city of Boston and those affected by this senseless act of violence.

Monday, April 15, 2013

"To Do" list ...


Lately I have seen many Facebook and blog posts with "To Do" lists. I think this is a great idea, so I am starting one ... today.

1.   Call SLCC and talk to an advisor or counselor
2.   Pay off two credit cards before August
3.   Update direct deposit to increase savings amount by $50 per pay period
4.   Put the living room shelves up
5.   Take skirts and dress to the tailor
6.   Call Johnny Brocks for Dora costume
7.   Order dress for Florida wedding
8.   Get a mani/pedi for Spring
9.   Zipline
10.  Travel to Italy
11.  Travel to Ireland
12.  Visit Chicago for no purpose other than shopping
13.  Road trip with no clear destination
14.  Go see DKM in Boston
15.  Special photoshoot

Some of these will be easy to knock out. Others may take awhile. Wish me luck!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dinner and a show ...


Last night was Girl's Night Out. Two of my friends and I went to a local Mexican/Caribbean restaurant, Flip Flops Cantina Grill. It was AMAZING. I ordered pork and steak tacos. Never thought mixing pork and beef would be delicious, but it was!  Definitely will be going back ... soon!

This tasty cup of heaven is called a Malibu Punch Bucket. I didn't even know Malibu made so many rum flavors, but I am glad they do! 

It was a really fun night, especially since we were introduced to the world of  "meet-up" groups. After we finished with dinner the restaurant began to really fill up. We started questioning the "Fun People Meet Up Group" signs on a few tables. So I asked the lady standing behind me. Little did I know she was the organizer for their event. She introduced herself and told us all about what the group is about. I still think it is a swingers group, but she didn't say it was. Regardless of what the group really is, it was a great time watching them dance. The group is TOTALLY not something for me, but good for them! I can't knock it because I am not trying it. 

Thank you Jess and Mary for a fun night, let's do this again soon!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Girl's Night


I do not know about you, but my week has been STRESSFUL! I am looking forward to a evening of good food, great gossip, and amazing drinks! Girl's Nights does not happen often when you are the single, childless one in a sea of married with children friends. Everyone has an excuse ... "My kid is sick." "My husband has to work late." and my personal favorite "My husband/boyfriend can't babysit tonight." So it is nice when it all comes together.