Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Hey ya’ll, I have so much to get caught up on and its been 2 weeks since I blogged last. I had to travel last week to Minnesota and was crazy busy so time just ran out. I’m linking up today over at From This Side of the Pond. She has weekly link up with questions or topics and then we all get to play along. I hope to post again very soon and fill you in on my trip last week. 
  1. What is something you'll never forget about the age you are right now? How precious life is and to be so grateful to have both parents and both grandmothers. I believe the older we get , we realize that our days are not to be taken for granted. My parents health situations have brought this to mind more and more.
  2. What's a household chore you've never done? How have you managed that??? Changed air filters. I have either lived in apartments where they did it for me or my husband does it. Lucky I guess.
  3. Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture? Explain? Hmmm. I would have to say both. I know a few people who were raised in a very warm and nurturing home but still ended up on wrong path, and also many people who had the odds stacked against them but pulled themselves out and changed their path to the right direction. Tough question for sure.
  4. Friday (February 28th) is 'Something on a Stick Day'. What's your favorite food eaten on a stick? I would say Fletchers Corndog from our Texas State Fair. 
  5. Which of your five senses do you treasure most, and why? I would have to say SIGHT. I cant imagine not being able to see the mountains, beach, my handsome husband, or my sweet puppy Jax. I say this but then I can almost cry at the thought of not HEARING music. Yikes another tough question.
  6. What's the best music, theatre, or sporting venue you've been to? What made it great? I love theatre and especially broadway musicals. Wicked is my most favorite musical and I’ve seen it multiple times in various cities. Then again I love concerts and my husband and I attend many concerts a year. Willie Nelson, The Cult, and Tool are a few of my fave concerts to date but its hard to decide. I’m basically not very decisive on most of the questions so far , huh!
  7. It's the last week of the five words or less bid adieu to your February. “Three months until my birthday”. 
  8. Insert your own random thought here. I wish that I had more time to really dedicate to my blog and not let so much time go by between my posts. I love my blogging buddies and this community more than I ever expected to.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Love is in the air

Good morning y'all! Happy Wednesday / Hump day. It was a week ago today that I posted last but I just didn't feel like it. My husband and I are so generously sharing our colds back and forth with one another. I started feeling crappy again last Thursday and it was full force by Friday. We canceled our fun plan we had for the weekend and didn't leave the couch until Sunday morning for church. I'm finally feeling better enough that I'm not on tons  of cold meds just cough drops during the day. 
So we all know that this Friday is Valentines Day which is pretty cool that it starts the weekend off nice.  I've said it many times before, Todd and I are on somewhat tight budget right now. We are  actually still paying off some bills we acquired while paying for wedding plus we are seriously trying to save up to move into a house this summer. Moves are expensive with deposits and all else so every penny counts. To add to this, we are also planning a Harley trip to Sturgis with our riding group and so there ya go. Money money money!  Y'all might say- is the trip really necessary when you need money for other things.  The answer is absolutely!  Todd and I work very hard and have stressful jobs at times. Having a vacation or trip to release  some of that stress is crucial.  Todd usually goes on a few weekend rides with  his buds to Arkansas , Big Bend, or wherever a few times a year.  Sturgis will be THE trip for the group this year. I'll talk about Sturgis more as we get closer.  
Let's go back and talk about Valentines. It drives me crazy that so many restaurants come up with a set menu with fixed prices. This may sound bratty but want what I want! Let me order what I want and I don't want to pay 10$ more just because it's valentines.  Luckily for Todd, I'm a serious cheap date. Todd is so awesome in fact that he truly doesn't mind celebrating Valentines.  I gave him stink eye yesterday and told him NOT to have flowers delivered to office. To me that seems expensive plus fortunately I get to work from home on Fridays so coworkers wouldn't see it anyway.  I suggested a package of tulips from local grocery store that are $7.99 and beautiful. 
I'm picky when it comes to chocolate so if he insists on buying some he can grab these from our nearby Walgreens. 
Millionaires are my favorite. I only like chocolate if it has something in it like nuts , peanut butter or cookies. 
We have this little dive taco shop down the street called El taco H and they are cheap and delicious! I would be so happy  to have dinner there and then maybe swing by DQ drive thru and get a blizzard.

That to me is a perfect evening! Now we will see what he has in store. 
I am excited that we our signed up for an iMarriage group class this Saturday at our church. It's an all day event that includes lunch and workbook and several couples are signed up.  I believe that any tips, encouragement , prayers and real expectations are needed for any marriage.  It was cool that Todd looked at me at same time I turned to him when our pastor mentioned the workshop.  Being in new marriage , I'm ready to learn.  Stay tuned and I'll let y'all know how it went next week! 
Most likely I won't post tomorrow so I'll just say it now- HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!   Sending hugs to all of you! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fashion and Flea

Good morning everyone - happy hump day! I've been meaning to let y'all know that I did actually get to meet Danielle Colby from American Pickers.  Some of you who follow my Instagram already knows this but I wanted to share today on blog. I will just say that she was the sweetest real person! I stood in line to meet her and she's just so gracious to everyone she met. They were selling small posters of her for you to get signed but (a) I didn't want to get out of line and (b) it was 15.00$.  I just had Todd take our picture and we spoke briefly. The first thing she said to me was that i had beautiful eyes and then she saw my hair and said it was gorgeous. How sweet was that!! Everyone is ooohing and aaahing over her and she gives the compliments. We were sort of in unofficial line because we had been waiting on her to arrive around noon and she didn't get there until one. Danielle was stopping by some booths and checking out people's stuff but she would pose for pics and so I thought why not now. She was scheduled for official meet and greet where she had her own table and you could hang with her at 2 but we wanted to get going.  I was very excited to have met her and she is too cute. We had a little chilly weather so she was hiding her tattoos but not on purpose.  Todd was funny and said "tell Frank he's cheap"! And she said I tell him that everyday.
I love the show and we DVR it so we can watch a few shows back to back in sequence. She is a huge part of the show. Come to find out, she and Mike were friends long before the show and it was his idea to hire her knowing she would be good on camera and with people. 
I always tell Todd that if I was a history teacher , I would totally show episodes of this because it's so educational ! I love that they post years , origin , and history on items they find. 
Speaking of vintage- check out this gorgeous gown. It was one of my favorite things I saw.  You can see back of dress in one of the pics with Danielle. 

So do y'all watch the show on History Channel? 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Not all was lost during Superbowl

So did all of you watch the Superbowl this past weekend? I know i have many friends that are not a football fan at all but I am from Texas where football is a religion. I am sad that football is over but good news is that the Olympics is starting this week. WOOHOO! 
At first I didnt really care about who won the game then I went towards Denver so that Peyton Manning could have a win. I must have jinxed them because man did they lose badly. We went to my Dad's house because he has a Mancave that has big TV and can accommodate tons of people. We had so much food and one of Dad's friends actually caters BBQ and he brought ribs, brisket, and sausage and man was it so tasty! I did good and didnt even have a glass of wine since I had to work yesterday but I did indulge in 2 jello shots. It got cold out there in mancave so i was hoping to get a little fire in my veins to warm me up. It did. For 5 minutes then cold again.

 I think I can speak for many and say that there were some pretty good commercials this year and were entertaining. I showed y'all the Budweiser one with puppy last week and it never gets old watching it. I wanted to do a recap of a few of my favorites. First of all i am so proud of the Cheerios marketing team that came back strong and had a second commercial with the precious Bi-racial family. I could NOT believe that the last one caused so much controversy and its shocking that people arent with us this century by now. 
I am a proud Texan girl who has a few friends who barrel-raced and i assisted them a few times in events many years ago, and i'm a pickup driving girl so the Chevy commercial touched my heart quite a bit. 
I love me some 80's yall so the Radio Shack commercial that brought back Alf, Mary Lou Retton and more made my day!
 I also love music down to my core so the one with Bob Dylan impressed me a lot. Whether you like his music or not, he's legendary to rock n roll and i respect that. His voice is like no other. Happy Tuesday everyone!!