Friday, March 30, 2012

Let's Be Honest HFriday

The 'H' is silent.  :)

Okay, I was inspired by The Lunchbox Diaries posts called Truthful Thursdays where she keeps it real.  This probably won't happen every Friday, but I haven't written in a while and this would be an easy post to write!! :)

Let's Be Honest...

I am a procrastinator.  I wait until the last minute for EVERYTHING.  --to wake up, to get ready, to pack my bags for a weekend getaway, to go to the grocery store, to buy birthday presents, to do school projects/write papers.  I am late every day.  It sucks.  And it's not really an edifying characteristic about myself but it has been this way since the beginning of time! haha  BUT! To my credit, I work better under pressure.  Those college papers seemed to flow better when I wrote them the night before they were due.  If I tried to piecemeal it over a week, I would read the finished copy and think it to be so choppy.  Hey, I made the Dean's List in college so that's saying something, right?  RIGHT?!

I wish I could Citizen's Arrest everyone I see commit traffic violations.  It is one of my biggest pet peeves!  Of course, speeding is omitted.  But I hate when people don't use turn signals, get in their turn lane, or switch lanes while driving through a light.  I am so weird like that.  Guess what?  I even turn on my signal to turn into my driveway.  And I live in a neighborhood.

I have come to the realization that I am an introvert.  But I think people have the wrong idea about what introvert/extrovert means.  Don't get me wrong.  I LOVE to be around people, can carry on a conversation and even be entertaining at times!  BUT situations like that actually drain me.  I get 're-energized' so to speak when I have my alone time.  I need to be alone for a while to cope and process the day of screaming children.  I am a home body...I love our nights in when it's just our little family.  That gives me more fulfillment than going to a party ever could.

I am a terrible snacker.  I am usually ravenous when I get home from work and instead of choosing a healthy option like an apple or grapefruit, I go straight for a bag of chips and some peanut M&M's. I'm not talking about a few of each to tie me over.  I eat until I am stuffed.  So so so bad.  I know that can't continue when Brody weans, but gosh it sure is nice indulging for the time being.

It is very hard for me not to like you.  Even if someone has talked trash and said how this person totally did them wrong, I still like to form my own opinions and will usually be cordial to that person.

I have a problem with jealousy.  I think that is my number one sin.  Especially toward all those stay-at-home moms.  No malice toward them AT ALL, just complete envy.  I am green with it.  I think about it all the time, wondering how they were able to be so blessed and me...not so much.

Well, I think I have spilled my guts enough for one post.  My future posts will probably be more current like, 'I just washed 7 loads of laundry.'  You know, because I waited until the last minute to realize I have no clean work pants.

Toodleloo!  Baby posts coming soon!  Brody's 6 and 7 month updates!

Monday, March 19, 2012


How I am feeling lately. Click here for song.

(Jamie O'Neal/Lisa Drew/Shaye Smith)

He promised her a new and better life,out in Arizona
Underneath the blue never ending sky,swore that he was gonna
Get things in order,he'd send for her
When he left her behind,it never crossed her mind

There is no Arizona
No painted desert,no Sedona
If there was a Grand Canyon
She could fill it up with the lies he's told her
But they don't exist,those dreams he sold her
She'll wake up and find
There is no Arizona

She got a postcard with no return address,postmarked Tombstone
It said "I don't know where I'm goin' next but when I do
I'll let you know"
May,June,July,she wonders why
She's still waiting,she'll keep waiting 'cause

There is no Arizona
No painted desert,no Sedona
If there was a Grand Canyon
She could fill it up with the lies he's told her
But they don't exist,those dreams he sold her
She'll wake up and find
There is no Arizona

Each day the sun sets into the west
Her heart sinks lower in her chest and
Friends keep asking when she's going
Finally she tells them don't you know

There is no Arizona
No painted desert,no Sedona
If there was a Grand Canyon
She could fill it up with the lies he's told her
But they don't exist,those dreams he sold her
She'll wake up and find
There is no Arizona

He promised her a new and better life, out in Arizona 

I hope you look back on this day one year from now and it's better.  I hope I hope I hope...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Brody woke up 7 times between 1:15 and 5:45. (No idea what was wrong)
I couldn't go back to sleep because my stomach decided to feel extremely uneasy. (Great way to start the day)
Late to work. (What else is new?)
Substitute.  (Not too bad though)
Salad for lunch.  (All I have had in 11 hours)
Bus monitor after school. (Bus stop arm doesn't work mid-route.  Pull over and wait for help)
4:00 get back to school finally. (Stomach is FINALLY feeling somewhat better)
DMV to renew license.  ('nuff said)
I finally get to see a sight for sore eyes and pick up my Brian, JR. from the babysitter.  (Thanks for keeping him extra Shannon!)
Now, I am sitting outside listening to the birds scarfing down a banana and bagel with cream cheese patiently waiting for bed time....    

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Stuff I Love Lately and Forever


Anything chevron, which is just a fancy of way of saying zigzag!

Light gray combined with yellow, turquoise, coral or mint.

Cropped boho shirts that make me think of Venice Beach, CA. 
 a la PacSun..

The Hunger Games.  Duh.

Scarves.  Light, springy ones to fancy up an outfit.

Coconut Passion from Victoria's Secret.  Smells like the beach...

Heavy bangs.  Still want to try it.  Still chicken.  Jennifer Garner can rock them because she has a really structured face---mine? round and squishy...


Chapstick.  Doesn't matter what kind, but I always have it available.  *In the bathroom drawer.  On the night stand.  In my purse.  In my car.  Obsessed.

Hair thingees (technical name) and bobby pins.  *see chapstick.

Maybelline Full N' Soft Mascara.  Used this since high school.  I have mingled other mascaras in between, but this one is ol' faithful.
Flip flops, preferably Rainbows because of comfort but if I have to wear shoes it would be this kind.

Summertime and sunshine.  So I can wear my favorite foot apparel. :)  Oh and it is the best feeling in the world to have warm sunshine baking the bod whilst lying on the beach with a magazine.  Ben Harper's "She's Only Happy in the Sun," anyone?

That's all for now :)  Can you tell I am ready for warm weather???