Friday, September 25, 2015

Vacation blues




Hey yall!! So have you ever been away for a while and then not know how to get started again? That's where I am. A week ago today we arrived home in late evening from our trip.  My vacation was so awesome and It was very hard to leave. Then as my luck (bad) would have it, I have yet ANOTHER bad cold!! Wasn't it just 3 weeks ago that I had the severe sinis infection?! I thought it was just allergies but by Sunday PM I was feeling like poo. I had low grade fever until Wednesday .  I feel like such a whiner and a sickie. Ugh!  Then i kid you not , i had over 6ooo emails to wade through this week at work. I just have not been in mood to blog. I was scared that if I didn't at least post something soon , I may not pick back up for a long time.
I am going to split my vacation up in chunks with start to Idaho and then to Montana. 
My cousin Brad married a lovely young lady Alexis.  Alexis is an extraordinary woman! She started a movement in colleges and wrote a book called I Am That Girl.  It's about treating others , treating ourselves and the world nicely. She also travels around the world talking to Pro and college men's teams about treating women good.  Alexis was on Survivor and Price is Right.  Needless to say, there were a few "who's who" that were at the wedding.  To start , Sophia Bush was a bridesmaid.  Apparently she and Alexis were college roommates. I've only watched Chicago PD once but she's  a main character.  Another bridesmaid was Yael.  Yael founded a group to fight cancer and is married to Scooter Braun.  Scooter Braun is the manager for Justin Beiber and a few others , a producer for TV shows such as Scorpion and is very popular in Hollywood and NYC.  The DJ and photographer were also apparently pretty famous and well known but I don't remember their names.  
The wedding was in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. If you've never been there, i totally recommend you adding that to your vacation bucket list.  It's truly a little hidden town surrounded by gorgeous lakes. My aunt and uncle lived across the lake and there is a boat ferry that would take you across the lake back and forth in less than 30 minutes. If you drove it would take almost 45 mins to an hour.  The downtown was super cute with quaint shops and restaurants.  We arrived Friday afternoon and the rehearsal dinner was that evening in downtown.  We all took the ferry and busses were waiting for us to take us to the cute Bed and Breakfast house where the party was.  It was where the bride and bridal party were staying and it had huge backyard. The caterer had a wine bar set up and our meal were gourmet burgers with salads and lots of fun fixings. 
Saturday afternoon we had brunch at the country club with my cousins and then borrowed my aunt and uncles boat for a whirl. We took it across the lake to downtown and walked around and then just enjoyed being on the lake to relax before the wedding.  
Of course , later on we all went separate ways to get ready for wedding and met up back at the country club where the wedding was outdoors.   The wedding started at 6 and went to 10. It was perfect! The scenery was gorgeous and it was so fun. Dinner and dancing with family is always a great time.  
Now for a gazillion pictures:






The wedding trip was so awesome and I'm so glad that Todd and I went. We got to spend time with my cousins on my dads side that I don't see enough.  We got to experience another part of our country that was breath taking. 
I'll post about Montana next week.  Have a great weekend y'all!!  I missed you . 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Vacation is near

My hubs and i leave in the morning for the beginning of our vacation.  Neither one of us are packed. Todd had to work out of town this week and got home last night and i've been super busy.  Tuesday night after work i got a pedicure. Last night after work i got a manicure and then had to come home and color my hair.  The grays were too crazy!  I had bad insomnia last night too. I woke up at 1:45 and finally fell back asleep maybe around 5am.  I should have got up and packed then but i didnt want to wake up Todd.
We fly into Spokane, Washington and then drive into Couer d'lane , Idaho for the wedding.  The wedding is Saturday and then on Sunday we will fly to Montana.  The sucky thing that is giving me stress is that every flight we have, there is a layover.  That means 6 legs total.  I hate layovers and some of them are pretty quick and we have to move fast off the plane.
I dont plan on blogging while i'm away but i may pop in with a picture or two if i have good connection on my phone.
See y'all later!!


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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New song for you

It started raining in the wee hours this morning.  I heard the thunder outside our window.  That would explain the splitting headache i had that was killing me.  I have barometric headaches and they get me every time we have a rain storm.  They sometimes become a full on migraine and it was almost there.   I took some medicine at 4 am and i ended up oversleeping.  I hate the panic and stress of waking up late to work. The stress just added to my headache.  I had to come into the office because my quarterly review with my manager was this morning.   I am trying to head it off and i hope it goes away. I am moving pretty slowly today and its supposed to be rainy for the next few days.  I really am glad its raining other than the headaches.  We need it so bad.
Last Sunday while listening to my favorite radio show Six Sense Sideshow, I heard another band that i really liked.  They are called Red Sun Rising.  The name of the song is The Otherside.  Their album was just released last month .  What got my attention is the sound resembling Alice In Chains.  Alice in Chains is one of my favorite bands and i think this song had some of their sounds.  I read some reviews on itunes and others mentioned they sound like Shinedown.  I get that too.



So speaking of Shinedown- Here's their newest song called Cut the Cord.  


I have 2 days to get all my errands done outside of work and get packed for my vacation.  I am so excited but lots to do.  I better start feeling better.  Oh and I got some sad news yesterday that my Dad didnt do so well on his last breathing treatment checkup last week.  To the point that the Dr's wont let him go to Idaho this weekend for the wedding.  I am so bummed for my Dad and stepmom.  Daddy even got a new suit for the occasion.  His health is way more important and when you have a double lung transplant, you cant take chances with anything.
Happy Wednesday Y'all!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BOTB winner and my squirrel fiasco

Hello everyone!! How was your long weekend?  Did you do anything  fun?  I'll tell you more about my weekend later but i can barely keep my eyes open right now.  I didnt get much sleep at all last night.
My battle last week was between the cast of Glee and the young female vocalist Lorde and the song was Everybody wants to rule the world.  This was a very close battle and it was tied up until just a few days ago and a few more people voted.  The winner is Glee by 2 votes.  There was 10 votes for Glee and 8 votes for Lorde.   Thank you to all that stopped by to vote.

Yesterday morning i had breakfast with one of my ol college buddies at the cafe thats down the street from me.  We had to meet early because i needed to be on the road to head to east Texas to see my grandma Nanny and its 2 hours one way to get there.  Todd was still asleep when i left the house and the dogs always follow me out to the backyard when i leave. I left the back door cracked open so the dogs could come in and out without bothering Todd. We do that all the time.
After breakfast i ran home to brush my teeth real quick and to see Todd .  He was sitting in the recliner and said that a bug or something must have crawled under our bed because Lila was going crazy. She is trying to get under the bed and behind the bed to get at it and she's been obsessed.  She does that.
Fast forward to several hours later when i got home from the country, Lila was still obsessed with whatever it was under our bed. Todd said he got a flash light but didnt see anything. I may add that Todd needs new eye glasses.  Anyway, we were trying to settle down and go to bed around 10:30.  Lila was jumping on the bed and then down on the floor and pawing under the bed.  Then she started crying and whining and was completely on her side with her legs under the bed.  I knew that there was something she was obsessed at and i wanted to see.  I got out of bed, walked over to Todd's side of the bed and got completely on my stomach. I stuck my hand under and felt something fuzzy. I thought it was a toy or something and i got the flashlight and LOW AND BEHOLD- we had a squirrel under our bed.  I then jumped on the bed and said to Todd- UM we have a live squirrel.
Our bed is a very heavy solid king size bed and its hard to move.  We grabbed some plastic bags and i got the laundry basket. LOL!!  I had to close Lila in the backyard and she fought me the whole time as i was carrying her. She wanted that squirrel so bad.  We shut the bedroom door and pulled the bed back. It actually didnt move. It was alive  but barely.  All we could think of the squirrel in the movie National Lampoon's Christmas vacation and the squirrel gets on the tree and jumps on everyone.
We took it outside and put it over a small part of our fence so the dogs couldnt get it.  Lila still wanted it.   The squirrel sat up and chirped and it made me sad.  Lila still was crazy last night and we left our bedroom door open so she could go back and forth. She kept standing at the back door and then running into our bedroom.  The little stinker got the loaf of bread that i had just brought home and left it on the dining table.  She pulled that down while were in bed and then Jax got a few bites of it this morning. I heard this rustling noise and i looked under the chair where Jax was and found the loaf of bread.  Thats when you know Lola is obsessed because she never shares anything with Jax but she left it to go outside and look for the squirrel.
This morning the squirrel was still there (it had died) and Todd had to throw it away.  I hated that it died but i am very glad it didnt die under our bed and i'm very glad it didnt get caught by Lila in the house.   I cant believe it not only got in the house but all the way down our hallway turned left into our master bedroom and got under our bed.  Crazy!!
I really hope this day goes by quickly. I have so much to do before i leave on Friday and i am so tired.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Some music for today

Happy Thursday y'all!!!  I am so excited for this 3 day weekend coming up.  I really dont have big plans but its nice to have some more time away from work and to get ready for our vacation .  We leave next Friday. I am going out to East Texas to see Nanny on Monday.  I make a point to see her once a month at least. I'm heading to Canton this Saturday with my Canton partner in crime for the day.  Cant wait to see what treasures lay in store for us.  We have some dinner plans with some friends over the weekend.  It will be busy but nice! Do you have any Labor Day plans?  
I have 2 songs i want to play for yall today and they could be more different from one another. 

This first song is a Christian contemporary song called Lift your head Weary Sinner( Chains) by Crowder.   I really like it!  Its got a nice beat and it really doesnt seem like a christian song until you hear the lyrics.  I think it leans more like a country song..

Lift your head weary sinner, the river's just ahead
Down the path of forgiveness, salvation's waiting there
You built a mighty fortress 10,000 burdens high
Love is here to lift you up, here to lift you high

If you're lost and wandering
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory open wide

All who've strayed and walked away, unspeakable things you've done
Fix your eyes on the mountain, let the past be dead and gone
Come all saints and sinners, you can't outrun God
Whatever you've done can't overcome the power of the blood

If you're lost and wandering
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory open wide

If you're lost and wrecked again
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory be open wide

If you're lost and wandering
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory open wide

If you're lost and wrecked again
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory be open wide
Let the gates of glory be open wide
Let the gates of glory be open wide


What did you think about that? 

This next song is on the hard rock countdown and i love it when it plays while i'm driving!
The name of the song is called Footsteps by Pop Evil.  I am not a fan of the band name but i sure like their music so far!! With a name like Pop Evil you would think its heavier than it is .  
I've been counting all my steps
All my no's just turned to yes
Silently I must confess
My troubled history
That's washed away all my sins
Starting over once again
This is where it all begins
It's right in front of me
Down is not where I belong
This aching heart won't turn to stone
There's a fire inside these bones
It was meant to be
I see the world still full of light
How could I ever be so blind
I still haven't lost my fight
That haunts me in my sleep

I feel like waking up
I've had this dream before
I'll take these footsteps
Go higher, go higher
I've walked an empty mile
Wore down this lonely soul
I'll take these footsteps
Go higher, go higher
(Woohoooo woohoooo woohoooo...)
Higher, go higher
(Woohoooo woohoooo woohoooo...)
Higher, higher

I know only time will tell
If all the cards will treat me well
Cause this hand that I been dealt
Keeps me wondering
So now here I turn the page
I've learned to silence all my rage
Tell me who can really say
What will tomorrow bring

I feel like waking up
I've had this dream before
I'll take these footsteps
Go higher, go higher
I've walked an empty mile
Wore down this lonely soul
I'll take these footsteps
Go higher, go higher
(Woohoooo woohoooo woohoooo...)
Higher, go higher
(Woohoooo woohoooo woohoooo...)
Higher, higher

I'll find you So far away, I'll find you,After all
I'll find you, So far away,I'll find you, After all

(I'll find you) I feel like waking up
(So far away) I've had this dream before
(I'll find you) I'll take these footsteps
(After all) Go higher, go higher
(I'll find you) I've walked an empty mile (I'll find you)
(So far away) Wore down this lonely soul (So far away)
(I'll find you) I'll take these footsteps
(After all) Go higher, go higher

(I'll find you) I feel like waking up
(So far away) I've had this dream before
(I'll find you) I'll take these footsteps
(After all) Go higher, go higher
(I'll find you) I've walked an empty mile (I'll find you)
(So far away) Wore down this lonely soul (So far away)
(I'll find you) I'll take these footsteps
(After all) Go higher, go higher

I feel like waking up
I've had this dream before
I'll take these footsteps
Go higher, higher 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Battle of the Bands- Everybody wants to rule the world



It is September y'all!!  The battles are also always on the first day of the month. Seriously where did August go?
My battle this week is the song " Everybody Wants to Rule the World.

This song was originally done by Tears for Fears in the wonderful time The 80's.
Here is their version:


A few years ago the song was covered and released for the movie Hunger Games.  Its sung by the performer and young lady Lorde.  Here is her version:

The very popular singing show that was on for several seasons was GLEE.  They also did cover of this song :


I added the same song by Glee with a 2 minute clip from the show to prove that it actually is a different singer than Tears for Fears.

The battle is between Lorde and the cast of Glee.  Let me know which one you like the best.  
Then make sure you check out the other battles and vote on theirs.