Sunday, August 31, 2008
Louisiana State Map
dark red is hurricane advisorydark green is flood warning light green is flood watch yellow is non-precipitation advisory
Luke, Layla and I went outside to check and make sure everything is picked up and put away. The winds are expected to be very fast and strong and flying debris can be dangerous. I'd be so embarrassed to die from the BBQ pit hitting me in the head. Of course, Lay didn't get the memo that I'm not playing around and she ran over to the neighbors house and didn't want to come home. While I went to pick her up, she took a mega dump in their yard. They are gone, I think, for the storm. It'll blow away surely. The three of us stood on the porch and looked out at the sky. It's definitely changing. Luke pointed out the scary looking mass of grey clouds and I got teary eyed. Then, I saw it, the first bolts of lightning over beyond Mr D's house. I'm hearing the distant rolls of thunder, too. The rain and wind are sure to follow. This is it, guys. The beginning of Gustav has landed.
It's gonna get rough here tonight guys. Or early morning, at least. I think we are going to pack up and go to mom and dad's house. I have to admit that I am scared. I have visions of terrible things happening to people all over and I hate it. It's creepy to just sit here and wait. It's weird that the sun is out and all is calm but we KNOW that something bad is about to happen and we cannot stop it.
We can, however, be prepared. I am gathering stuff that cannot be replaced- my wedding album, my papers, my grandmother's ring, Luke's grandfather's watch, and WHAT ELSE? Goodness, I don't know. My tummy is nervous and my hands are shaky. My heart is heavy and it's aching. I'm angry at the Democrats who said that Gustav is 'hilarious' . That is really classy, guys. Come stand in the middle of this and laugh at him then. SICKO...
Labels: anxiety, crazy, hurricane
L & L
Please do not look at the speakers and the awful green chair and rack thing behind Layla. Do you see (along with the couch pics earlier) why we need new furniture? Just look at how cute and sweet they are...
Luke and Layla LuLu hanging out on gameday after Lay's bath
Layla is wetThat face! Love it!
Labels: Layla, Luke, pictures
Photo Clean Out
I am cleaning out the photos I have in my photo thing (I'm so super hi-tech) and I decided to just post these that I never showed. I'm still awake because it's always hard for me to sleep when my head hurts. There are some other photos that I want to show ya'll but I have to get them all together.
This is Josh Hollaway on the set of a movie. That hair is crazy.
Swift (I'm just losing it)(Thanks Kristie)
Love that skirt
Sex and the City tee- how adorable?
Labels: Celebs, fashion, pics, random
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Pictures from 2theadvocate and National Hurricane Center We are preparing for strong winds and heavy rains. We are not near enough to the Gulf to have to worry about storm surges or whatever. I just read that he has been updated to a Category 5 in the Gulf. He probably won't hit as a Cat 5 but even a 3 is major. If he hits Houma or Morgan City, we (my town) are going to get hit hard. We won't know for sure until Monday. Right now that landing is just soooo wide- from Biloxi to Beaumont.
I'm doing loads and loads of laundry, gathering up important papers and cooking some big meals. We will probably go to my parents house if it gets too bad. I don't want to go to MaMaw's with Layla. She had a bath and didn't love it so much. My head is killing me and has been since Wednesday but I keep trying to get it to just go away. It's kinda ebbed and flowed.
Thanks so much to everyone who said they would pray for us. Please do that! Pray for my family and friends and for my state. I love it here and I hate the thought of more damage and tragedy. Thank you for checking on me. I will try to update you as much as possible.
Also, GEAUX TIGERS! 41-13
Labels: hurricane, Layla, life, LSU
The Final Countdown!
As of right now, at 2:30 AM, we have 7.5 hours until kickoff!
Still scared of GUSTAV but LSU football is LSU football
Labels: hurricane, life, LSU
Friday, August 29, 2008
Shaping Up and Blowing Away
This is gonna be just a random post of my thoughts and feelings. I was reading over some entries and I don't think I have written enough posts just from my heart, for myself. I want to have a "journal" of sorts for this time in my life. This time when we are buying our house, Justin is getting married and I am beginning my WHOLE NEW SELF. It may be boring for some of you but this is my life and I cannot just write entertaining things. Now that I have written all of this explaining my writing... (what a dweeb!) -We are waiting (waiting, waiting) for the appraisal on the house. The mortgage lady that I am working with, Robbi, says that the house was appraised on Wednesday but we've gotten nothing back yet. I am working on my patience this year, along with everything else and this is trying it. I want it done. This is basically the last step before the final closing. Once the appraisal comes in, we can get a firm closing date and move from there. I'm nervous about the house not appraising for the purchase price. -I have picked out living room furniture (sofa, entertainment center, coffee table, side table, two chairs) and bedroom furniture (bed, armoire, nightstands). I still need to choose a dining table and bar stools. Then, I have to order them. I don't want to order the furniture until the appraisal comes in and blah, blah, blah... I'm IN LOVE with the living room furniture that I chose. The two chairs will have to be special ordered and will take 6-8 weeks (they are being covered with the fabric that I chose) so I want to get.on.that. -Gustav is scaring me. I don't want it to tear down my parents' camp. They owned a condo in Pass Christian, MS and it was wiped out during Katrina. It is a very creepy feeling for the weather to do that. Mother Nature can be a bitch. During Katrina, my mom, dad, grandparents and uncle were in France. Justin, Luke and I stayed at the 'rents while it all went down. I remember going to the store and buying squeeze cheese, Snack Pack pudding and beer. Priorities. There was a giant old tree in my mom's back yard that was completely uprooted. We watched the earth swell and it was, to this day, one of the most amazing things I've ever witnessed. Scary and amazing. I don't want to be without power for days on end and lose hundreds of dollars of groceries. I don't want to be that hot! It's HOT here. I don't know about where you are but it is HOT here. Our little house never lost power for Katrina, though. We had a bunch of limbs in the yard and that was it. I watched all the coverage of it on tv, had some "refugees" and cried and cried and cried. That reminds me that I need to call and check on my NOLA people. Last time, I couldn't reach them. I didn't know they were safe until a full day after the storm was over when they pulled into my driveway. They had to swim thier way out of the house that they had stayed in during the storm. There are so many awful stories like that. -I'm going to start working out and seriously changing my eating habits. I started the work outs with Shannon today and I did GREAT! 30 minutes plus of cardio (treadmill and bicycle thing) and I made it. I feel so good about it. I plan to do it at least 3 days a week. I've already started to try and change my diet but fell off the wagon a couple of times. I'm very motivated to do better. I think that most people (not you) don't believe that I can do it and that is a great motivator. It is not the only one, of course, but it's one. I want to be working out when I get pregnant. We will begin TTC again in January and I want to have lost some weight by then. I don't know how much. What is reasonable? 30 pounds? More? Less? I don't know. I'll think about that. I want to lose a total of A LOT but I believe in smaller goals to help me. I am going to do this. Watch. -I'm going through lots of personal changes. This entire year has been filled with change for me. I got off of the meds that were bringing me down and I feel better than I have in a loooooong time. I am active and comfortable with who I am and happy. I am so happy. The only thing I am unhappy with is my weight and I am doing something about that. Oh, I'm unhappy about where I live and we are changing that. I am also unhappy that I don't have a child but we are changing that. I'm not really unhappy about that right now because I know it's happening. I feel like I have changed a lot. I have grown personally. I will always be me at the core but I have grown up and gotten better. I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about coming home and family dynamics. She was frustrated by her family dynamics and I get that, A LOT. I LOVE my family more than anything but I don't always act the way I want to with them. I believe that people have a tendency to revert backwards when they are with their families. I am not the same center-of-attention drama loving negative person that I was when I was young. Some people bring that out in me and I don't need that in my life. That doesn't mean that I'm not still dramatic or loud or down sometimes. I'm just trying to be better. Live better, have healthy relationships, be healthy, be the best me that I can be.
Labels: diet, hurricane, life
Gustav's Projected Path
Labels: hurricane, life
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I Enjoy Being A Girl
My second cousin, Cami, is getting married tomorrow night. I got my dress (a plum colored jersey) and today I needed shoes and a bag. I drove into town to a new store and SCORE! On the way back home, I was stopped in traffic for an hour. Completely stopped, as in I put my car in Park and talked on the phone (thanks Kel!) and read a magazine. There was a very bad wreck. While I was parked on the interstate, no less than 10 police cars (and about 5 ambulance) passed. It was freaky and sad. I was in a panic. I took these pictures to show how far ahead the cars were but they don't really show. See that red car to the left? There was a girl driving it who got out and got her backpack out of the trunk. I guess she decided to get a little homework/studying done while we sat there. My new black patent leather shoes that I will wear with the dress. Oh, no picture of the dress. I'll get that in a second. I liked these but the ones I got were (1) dressier (2) closed toe. I don't know why I wanted a close toe but I did. Please do not snicker and point at my couch or the shoe and cup in the background. I looooooove this purse! It's black patent leather and it's dressy and small. Right now, I don't really own a dressy purse. It's not that dressy but it works really well for me. It was a good price and I can wear it with lots of things.
SHOES and PURSES two of my very favorite things...
Labels: favorite stuff, life, Link to shoes, shoes
Gustav and Hanna
Tomorrow is the third anniversary of HurricaneKatrina. We are now preparing for TS Gustav which is expected to become a Category 3 hurricane in the coming days. Gustav is in the Caribbean gaining strength and coming right at us. The storm is expected to make landfall in the coming days- Monday or so. Meanwhile, a new tropical depression (Hanna) has formed farther east in the Atlantic. All we do is wait, watch and be prepared.
Labels: hurricane, life
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
These are my earrings. I put them on my LSU blanket that my Mama made for me. I know that they are blurry. I have no idea what my problem is. You get the picture though. Oh, see the pretty pillow? That is what my couch looks like. Oooooh yeah!
Labels: blog friends, jewelry
I decided to finally download the pictures off of my camera. So, that means you guys get to see them. The ones I decide to show you, that is. Here are some of a crawfish boil at my grandparents' house and a crab boil at the camp.
Papa and MaMaw testing the crawfish
yummm, the crawfish
that is my dad in blue and Olivier on the right
my grandparents' house
MaMaw and dad (Papa in the back)
Justin, Dad and Papa
I am having trouble with the pictures from this weekend. I got them all off of the camera but Blogger is giving me fits and I'm too tired to deal with it now.
Labels: family, pictures
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I am writing about Fall TV 2008 HERE. I told you about the shows that have been cancelled last week HERE. Today, is the schedule for the premieres of returning shows. I'm so excited for my favs to come back I can't even stand it! Hopefully, I'll be in my new house with our new furniture, too.
Labels: other blog, TV
Never As Good
I watched this movie last night on Pay Per View. It was not bad but I read the book and that was SO MUCH BETTER. The story is about Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII's second wife and her sister, Mary, who was his mistress while he was married to Katharine of Aragon.
The movie stars Natalie Portman as Anne which I didn't think was right at first. I thought that Scarlett Johansson would make for a better conniving, manipulative backstabber. Natalie Portman proved me wrong though. She did an excellent job as the seductress and was a great little actress in this movie. I also was surprised by how sexy Eric Bana (Henry Tudor) was in the movie. I don't find him that sexy otherwise.
The movie left so much out! I know that it has to for time and such but I think that it leaves too much out sometimes. I felt that the movie didn't develop the relationship with Anne and Mary and George, their brother. It didn't show how close they were like Philippa Gregory does in the book. Also, some things shown in the movie are factually wrong- Mary Boleyn gives birth to a son, yes, but her first child is a girl, Catherine. Also, the movie never tells you what happened to Mary's first husband, William Carey.
I love this kind of stuff. I recommend that you read Philippa Gregory's books if you enjoyed the movie. I am reading something else right now but when that is done, I'm going to read this. Have you seen the movie? Have you read the book?
Labels: books, Movies, review
Monday, August 25, 2008
What do you do? What is your job title? How happy are you doing it? What about your significant other? What do they do?
Sunday, August 24, 2008
We had a really good time this weekend. We ate great food and stayed in a great hotel. Friday night, we ate at Palace Cafe on Canal Street. It's in a gorgeous building with wonderful service and great food. I had the Shrimp Tchefuncte and so did Shannon. It was so incredible. We eat all over and this was top five, for sure, if not higher. We also had bananas foster and white chocolate bread pudding. I have pictures but I don't have the cord so, I'll have to download later. Saturday morning we went to the jewelry show. Justin and dad lasted no time. They separated from us right away and before we knew it, they were calling to tell us that they were leaving. I don't know what they thought it was going to have that they wanted? There were a lot of people there. The doors opened at 10, but by 12:30 or so, it had thinned out. Mom, Shannon and I walked through the entire thing. I bought a great little black and white canvas bag that I am going to get monogrammed. I thought I bought a big stone plate with our last initial on it but when I went back to pick it up, they didn't have it. I was upset. Oh well, we are going back in November. I also bought some of these and some earrings and a necklace. Oh, and some sunglasses. Mom bought us some weird type of hair removal exfoliator pads. They are weird and time consuming but they work. We had a lot of fun together. The hotel was great. It was nice having a biiiiig, huge king sized bed to sleep in all by myself. Poor Luke had to work this weekend so, I had my room all to myself. It was nice. The bathroom was extra big, bigger than either of the others. I took extra long showers each night using the wonderful smelling soaps and shampoos. Then, I curled myself up in the fluffy white towels. How nice would it be to stay there for an extended period of time (with Luke)? Very! But, all good things must come to an end. Saturday night we ate at Bourban House on Bourban Street. It was really pretty, too. I enjoyed the food and my cocktail(s) there. I had the seafood platter and drank the Belle Nuit. It was champagne and pomegranate liqueur and it was so delicious. After dinner, we rode the street car down St Charles Avenue from Canal Street. It was a perfect night for it, a light breeze not too hot. St Charles has some really beautiful houses on it. I've ridden the street car many, many times but Shannon had never done it and it was really nice. This morning, we went to the Jazz Brunch at The Court of Two Sisters. It's a famous restaurant and we'd never been. I enjoyed it today. When we left, it was drizzling a little so we tried to get a cab and couldn't. No cab wanted to pick us up! They were fighting over who would get off there asses and drive! What is up with that? No one wanted to work. We walked back to the hotel and got the bags. Then, we packed them and us in the car and headed west.
Labels: family, fun, travel
Friday, August 22, 2008
It Was A Much Better Day!
I got two cute shirts from Target. I'm kinda over my Old Navy tee obsession because as much as I love the feel of them, the arm pits grow and stretch. I bought one from Target right after I came back from St Thomas and I loved it. It's a really pretty green color that goes nicely with my hair and coloring. The two I just got this week are purple- the color for Fall and the color for LSU. I'm wearing one of the shirts right now and it's so cute. It's a deep aubergine color with a cute little tie in the front. Oh, lemme see if I can find a picture. HERE is one. Cute huh? I'm wearing it with my dark jeans, big pewter bangle, and I'm going through my shoe options in my head. We are going to New Orleans for this the gift & jewelry show. It's awesome! I got my engagement ring at the jewelry show. That is a picture of both my engagement and wedding rings. I got my wedding ring a few years after I got married, though. A lot of people told me that my engagement ring was enough or too much all on it's own. I decided that I wanted a wedding band and then when I saw that one, I had to have it. This weekend I'll be looking for housewares, decorations and the like. Maybe a purse. What are your plans? By the way, I went with my flat, J.Crew sandals. They are the last ones in that post.
Labels: fashion, jewelry, Link to shoes, shoes
Fun In Homebuying *UPDATED
The guy selling us his house is a douche. Every step of the way he puts up a fight. We had the house inspected on Monday. Everything came back fine (we know the builder, he is building my grandparents' house as we speak, he's phenomenal) except for some minor things. Two of those things we wanted him (seller) to take care of- service the AC (it is probably just low on freon-spell?) and fix the tub (leak or something). Melanie, my realtor, told us that he should take care of servicing the AC in case something was majorly wrong with it. Luke wanted him to fix the tub. We sent him the inspection and the requests in writing and yesterday he sent us back his refusal. Mel says that she has NEVER had a seller refuse to service their AC. He pisses me off because I think that he is ridiculous. He was there to open up the house for the inspection. He was there! He knew the house was getting inspected. He should have said then, "Oh, by the way and FYI, I don't care what is wrong with the house. I'm not paying for anything." I know it's only business, I know that. But, it's my blog and my place to discuss it. I never should've looked on For Sale By Owner!! If he had a realtor, he'd know that he could lose a qualified buyer for a measly $150-$200. Because I went to look at another house yesterday. I liked the other house, too. I didn't like it as much but I liked it a lot. I could paint the other house and do some stuff to the mantel and like the other house. Plus, the other house has a realtor. A silly one, though. Another story entirely. I guess, what I'm saying is that if he pulls crap during the next big hurdle- the appraisal- I know that there are other options. I knew that before, of course, it's not like this is the only house for sale in my parish. I just love THIS HOUSE, the one with the butt head owner. I really, really, love this house and that butt head knows it. I would LOVE to be able to riiiiiiiip up the purchase agreement after one of his snotty little "refuse" or "counters" but I LOVE the DAMN house! FAIL! on my part, I guess, for letting him know how much I love the house. And, I have a PIMPLE on my wrist. What is that? Plus, I'm a very bad Matron of Honor and I'm gonna get fired! *UPDATED- The "pimple" is an ant bite. DUH! I forgot that I had to pick up some crumbs that had ants on them in the kitchen yesterday. I'm allergic to ants. I have a HORRIFIC (I know, drama queen) ant bite story if any one is interested. Later.
Labels: house buying, life
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Dah-daaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!! YAY! My fav, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcomed their second child, a boy, today. ZUMA NESTA ROCK ROSSDALE was born at 12:46PM in Las Angeles and weighed 8 and a half pounds. Their oldest child, son KINGSTON JAMES, turned 2 in May.
Matt Damon and wife, Luciana(Lucy), welcomed baby girl, GIA ZAVALA, on Wednesday. Baby Gia joins big sisters ISABELLA, 2, and ALEXIA, 10.
Ricky Martin is livin la vida babies! He is the father of twin boys born via a surrogate. His rep says, "The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky's full-time care..." The boys' names and location of birth was not given.
*I was just gonna do those three, but I'll go ahead and do all the celeb babies that have been born in August. The ones that we know about.
Clay Aiken's son, PARKER FOSTER AIKEN was born on August 8 at 8:08AM (8/8/8) and weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces. I'm surprised they didn't just say he weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces!! Anyweird, (a la Michael K, dlisted.com), Parker's mom is Clay's pal, Jaymes Foster.
Busy Phillips, who shot episodes of Sarah Connor Chronicles while in her third trimester, gave birth to her first child, daughter BIRDIE LEIGH SILVERSTEIN on August 14. Birdie's daddy is screenwriter Marc Silverstein. She weighed in at 9 pounds 7 ounces (wow!) and was 21 1/2 inches long. Two facts about Busy Phillips, in case you aren't familiar with her, she was on Dawson's Creek and she is Michelle Williams' BFF (and little Mathilda's godmother).
Up next in August:
Laila Ali (boy)
Let's talk names now. For the girls we have: GIA ZAVALA and BIRDIE LEIGH. For the boys we have: ZUMA NESTA ROCK and PARKER FOSTER. I like Gia but not Zavala. I think Birdie is cute for a nickname (Hope Floats). Zuma Nesta is crazy. It reminds me of Zima and nests. I like Kingston A LOT though and so does Luke but I don't know if I could name my child that because it's so obviously Gwen Stefani's son's name.
Labels: babies, baby names, Celebs, gossip
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
It's Not Easy
ONE WORD ANSWERS...
1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your significant other? funny
3. Your hair? curly
4. Your mother? amazing
5. Your father? adorable
6. Your favorite thing? shoes
7. Your dream last night? reunion
8 Your favorite drink? DietSprite
9. Your dream/goal? Mama
10. The room you’re in? living
11. Your hobby? shopping
12. Your fear? clowns
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? kids
14. What you’re not? skinny
15. Muffins? banana
16. One of your wish list items? comforter
17. Where you grew up? Louisiana
18. Last thing you did? laugh
19. What you're wearing? t-shirt
20. Favorite Gadget? Computer
21. Your pets? Layla
22. Your computer? HPPavillion
23. Your mood? siiiiiiiick
24. Missing someone? M's
25 Your car? Camery
26. Something you’re not wearing? pants
27. Favorite store? Sephora
28. Like someone? Lukey
29. Favorite color? Red
30. When was the last time you laughed? now
31. When was the last time you cried? earlier
Recipe and Games
Okay, I will let you in on my secret sweet potato pancake recipe. Click HERE to find it. So, everyone (mostly) likes the BookWorm game. I've never heard of it. I guess I'll go check it out.
Labels: food, fun, recipes
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I'm so hungry for pancakes. Two Sundays ago, I made some sweet potato ones with walnuts and they were dee-lish. I didn't even use syrup, just a spray of butter (or not). I want some RIGHT NOW. I've been wanting them again since, ummm, I ate the last bite and Andie's post today didn't help. I am sick with a sore throat and runny nose. My glands are swollen and I'm sneezing, too. I had this same thing three months ago and it is not fun. My body aches and all I really wanna do is whine and lay around and eat. I cannot though. I have papers to sign and others to get together and people to call. I have a house to clear of it's junk. You have no idea of the junk, trash, clutter. I'm getting a DUMPSTER put in my driveway. Yes, i am. I'm thrilled about it because it will make my life so much easier. I'm going to have a Garage Sale (capitolized) with my friend, Melissa. She is helping me with the de-cluttering. I gave her a ton (two garbage bags FULL) of stuff just out of my bathroom today. The shopping I have done! I had so many lotions, creams, gels, sprays, make ups, glosses, and more, more, more. Melissa has a preteen daughter who would like the stuff I gave her. I want to start fresh in the new house. I am getting rid of my couch, recliner, dining table,fridge, entertainment center, microwave, washer and dryer, white wicker vanity with mirror and a side table. I'm sooooo tempted to just throw it all away. I know that I should not and I need to sell it or give it to charity. This furniture is ugly but most of it good. Will people buy it? Who knows about these things?
Labels: food, house buying, sick
Do you like computer games? To which ones are you addicted?
I like Bejeweled2 and Tetris. K and G gave me a Webkinz and I like to play the games on that site (Cash Cow and the lab). I like Minute Maid Mah-Johgg, too.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Does anyone have any suggestions for a book to read for Shoeaddict and Friends Book Club? I had fun discussing the first book club selection, The Mercy of Thin Air. I liked that book alot. If you have not read it, you should and then you can go and join the discussion. Or just read what we wrote. I'd be happy to discuss it with you. If no one has a suggestion, that is fine. I will just come up with one. Is anyone still interested in reading a book club book? Just let me know!
Labels: Diary Book Club
I'm so over this day. I want to take a bath and get in my pjs and go to sleep. Just start all over again tomorrow. I have a sore throat and I feel jittery and I know there are tons and tons of things that I need to do but I'm not doing them. I am tired and achy. I have laundry everywhere. I am being overtaken by the clothes. And the clutter. I need to throw away so much stuff. I have so much more stuff to throw away than I have room to put the trash. Does that even make sense? See why I need to just go to bed and start over tomorrow.
Labels: blah, life
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I Know, Who Cares?
This is stolen from Vanity Fair
's regular My Stuff feature. Also, Label Ho
does it too.
Favorite art: I've never really gotten a chance to be around art. I like vintage pieces that have dark colors.
Sheets: I have white ones from Bed, Bath and Beyond that have a very high thread count. My mom bought them for us for Christmas. I can't sleep (well) without them.
Coffee-maker: I don't drink coffee, but I have a few tea kettles!
Pets: Layla, a Yorkie-Poo
Favorite cocktail? I enjoy the Fuzzini at Little Village or a pomegranate martini or a Jack and Diet Coke
Blackberry or a Treo? Neither
Favorite Charity? St Jude's
Jeans: Denim Lite bootcut
Underwear: Victoria's Secret cotton
T-Shirt: my long sleeved purple LSU is my favorite but I'm not wearing it in this heat so some Old Navy ones.
Day bag: Dooney Annalisa Medium
in green or the Nile handbag in Orchid
Evening bag: New Chinese Laundry in black
Favorite discovery: Sephora, Aveda hair products
Who inspires you: mom, grandmother, Tina Fey
Necessary extravagance? expensive sheets, pedicuresBEAUTY PRODUCTS
Lipstick: MAC "O"
is my favorite lipstick right now. And MAC lipglass in Viva Glam VI
Shampoo: Aveda Be Curly
Moisturizer: (Face)Boscia Intensifying Moisture Pack
or Cetaphil cream
(Body) L'Occitone Shea
Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream
Hair product: Paul Mitchell's Round Trip
and Quick Slip
Perfume: I wear a few different ones. I'm wearing Lolita Lempicka
right now. I really love The Body Shop's Cassis Rose body spray
Soap: Cetaphyl and Bath and Body Works Brown Sugar&Fig
and L'Occitane Lavender Foaming
Nail Polish Color: OPIs I'm Not Really A Waitress
and Lincoln Park After Dark
and Sweet Heart
Brows waxed? GOD yes!! And I tweeze like crazy
Labels: links to beauty products, meme
I set up a Twitter account but never finished. I guess I should say that I started setting up one... Same with Facebook. I'm truly lame, I know. Whatever. So, I'm just gonna tell you how boring I really am right here. -woke up at 12:30AM because the PUNK who lives near us was having himself a par-tay! My freaking windows were rattling and so were my nerves. I woke Luke up to be sure that he was equally annoyed. What!?! He didn't have to wake up tooooo early this morning. -12:55AM L & I huddled in the bathroom in the dark peeking out the window at the punks. -1:11AM Cops finally come and shoo punks into the shed-1:14 AM Cops leave and punks start hopping again. Did I mention that a party to them includes YELLING? Everyone takes turns, too. -9:23 AM Wake up and feed Layla who is annoyed that her beauty sleep was interrupted by idiots last night. -11:52 AM Leave to go eat lunch and then go ride through our new neighborhood (!). We wanna see what is going on in the middle of the day on Saturdays. It turns out that it's quite and no one is hanging around acting like a bunch of punks. -1:56 PM L goes to take a nap. -2:00 PM I begin playing tons of different computer games because I'm addicted to them. -2:58 PM NOW... I'm writing about my boring-ness -5:04 PM Ummm, now I'm all set up to Twitter folks! I'm following some of you but only two people are following me. -5:05 PM watching Everybody Loves Raymond and getting ready to go to Lindsey's house.
Labels: blah, life, nothing entry
Just Add Water
I had to share about one of my favorite new things lately. I say lately because I will be in love with something else soon. You know that. Anyway, I bought these on a whim and I love them. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads are soap-free and have a smooth side and an exfoliating side. They are easy, easy, easy and quick as 1,2,3! My skin looks really great! I follow up with my Cetaphil or a few times a week my moisture mask. I have had a few breakouts but then again my hormones have been through a lot lately. My overall skin is great. Huh. I was shocked too. Turns out that I spent tons of money for no good reason. Anyone want a CLOSET full of barely used facial products? No, seriously...
Labels: beauty, beauty products, links to beauty products, skincare
Friday, August 15, 2008
Bless This House
"Homeboy accepted the offer." That is what Luke told me today when I got home at noon. He was home for lunch and I was just coming in from my appointment with my new GYN. In grown up, normal person speak, that means that we got the house! We are really thrilled. The house is so great and beautiful. It's a five-star energy rated house with brand new hardwood floors, ceramic tile, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The neighborhood is nice and good for us. It seems quite and pretty. I'm happy to make some friends. The inspector comes on Monday and I'll be there to measure for furniture. Oh, did I mention we have to get new stuff, too? We have a couch, recliner and coffee table that Luke's aunt gave us when we first started dating. That was forever ago. The couch is not cute. It's so comfy but I'm not bringing it to the new house. I need a new fridge and bedroom set, too. I hope ya'll don't mind if I talk about house stuff because I'm not starting another blog!
Labels: house buying, Luke
Dream Big Girls!
Last night I thought about the fact that I (along with millions of others) was watching this woman's dreams comes true. We've been doing that the whole time we are watching the Olympics. It feels great, I think. Nastia Lukin became the third American woman (Mary Lou Retton and Carly Patterson) to win the gold in the women's all around gymnastics. Her performances were breathtaking and beautiful. Shawn Johnson, another American girl, won silver. I have really been enjoying the Olympics. I love seeing the athletes perform. I like being exposed to the many different sports, too. I've watched fencing (AWESOME!) and water polo (zzzzzzzz) and beach volleyball (good) as well as my favorites- gymnastics, swimming, baseball and basketball. I cry for every medal ceremony that I have watched. I'm just cheesy like that. I'm moved by the determination and dedication of all of the people who compete. I've never been dedicated to anything for that long. It's really mind blowing. I will be so sad when everyone packs it in and goes home.
Labels: emotional, news
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Why did you get married?
Oprah was asking this question on her show. I don't really watch her anymore but it was on while I was doing dishes and I heard this question. I'd really like to see what you have to say. Try and think of something more than "because I love him/her"- that is what I told Luke.
I got married because I believe in it. I believe in the vows we took and I wanted to live them, with Luke. I want children and I believe in bringing them into the world under the sanctity of marriage. Plus, meeting Luke was like coming home. No matter where we are, what has happened, we are joined together and we have always been.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
If you had to wear one thing everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I'd say my favorite pair of jeans. They are comfortable and I can wear them with a tee and flip flops or dress them up. I wouldn't say shoes because I like changing up my shoes! This question came from InStyle.com. See what the stars answers are HERE.
Sounds Like A "You" Problem, Not a "Me" Problem
Good GOD, did ya'll watch Jeff's reunion show? I know that everyone is sick of my love for him but I can't help it. I wanna hang out with him. I think I'm gonna make Luke answer the phone, "It's been a great day..." at night. "It's Like A Dream" We put an offer on the house and now we wait. It's very exciting! And stressful, too. We have never bought a house before. The most expensive thing we've bought is the car. Buuuuuut, buying a house is a great thing. It's a beautiful home in a really great neighborhood. I'm nervous to hear what the SELLER's offer is. Let's pray that he goes for what we offered. Monday I had an appointment with a new neurologist. I loved him! He would like for me to see a cardiologist because my previous neurologist diagnosed me with a "large PFO." He is unsure about that because she is obviously not a cardiologist and wonders about the diagnosis. I remember that she had a technician do an ultrasound on my heart. The new doc (Dr L) is also helping me wean off of my migraine prophylactic. I don't want to be on it while I'm pregnant so, I'm getting off of it. The visit was a good one. He was really nice and laid-back. After my doctor's visit, I went to Perkins Rowe. It's a new-ish shopping area in Baton Rouge. I'd never been and I just wanted to look around and see what was there. It's really nice and I loved it. I went into Kiki, Urban Outfitters, Frock Candy, Purple Rocks, and Francesca's Collections. I got a cute purse and found some fabulous things. I loved Francesca's Collections. The website does nothing for the store. There were some great things for the wall that I will have to go back for. I have been so thirsty lately. I'm always pretty thirsty, but it's so much worse now. I've started wanting more cereal and milk, too. I like Corn Flakes or Special K. It's random, I know.
Labels: doctors, house buying, life, me, purses, shopping
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Are you watching the Olympics?
What are your favorite sports to watch?
I've been watching a little. Luke and I watched basketball Saturday. Then tonight, Tuesday night, I watched Michael Phelps and that was great! I also watched the gymnastics. Those are the usual things that I enjoy about the summer Olympics.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Happy Birthday, Paw Paw Harry
Today is my Paw Paw Harry's birthday. He died the February before Luke and I got married. I miss him every single day. I loved him and admired him and am sad that he is not here. I know that he is better off but I am selfish. He was so cute!
Happy Birthday, Paw Paw.
Labels: family, love, Paw Paw Harry, sad
Weekend Update- *ETA
I love this house. Isn't that purdy? I love a big porch with steps leading up to it. I cannot afford right now, though. There are
two three houses that we are going to look at today. They are on the same street.
I rode down there Friday and really liked the area a lot. It's a newer location, newer subdivisions, schools, shopping, etc... The house we saw on Wednesday or Thursday was a bust. It needed lots of work, it was older than what we are looking for, it was dirty and didn't give us a good feeling. I saw two more on Friday without Luke. One was okay but this location (today) is better.
I made breakfast this morning for us. Luke got grits and eggs and I tried sweet potato pancakes. Poor Luke! I accidentally put too much salt in his grits. Ooops. The pancakes were fabulous, though. I ate them with a little spray butter and walnuts. Delicious. I am a big fan of sweet potatoes.
Yesterday, I drove around with Lindsey and looked at houses. Luke was cutting the grass. He would've killed me. He NEVER lets me drive, which is fine with me, but I also wasn't sure where I was going. We were just kinda driiiiiiving. You know how that is, right? It was fun. Except, what is with the tiny little bikes in the middle of the roads of subdivisions? I don't live in a subdivision right now and I have not lived in one since I was about 8 or 9 so, that is all foreign.
I slept last night from about 7:30 until 11 and then 11:55/12:15 to 7:30 this morning. I was so tired. I don't know what is going on with me. I was just exhausted and couldn't read any more. I woke up at 11 and ate some cereal. Luke went to sleep and I went with him. I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to fall asleep but I did. I needed it because I slept poorly all last week.
Did ya'll see that Jeff Lewis is coming back for a reunion? I know that it's sick to love him like I do, but I cannot help it. I just love him. Why can't he be on every week of the year? I'd settle for a regular season! 22-23 shows would be nice. I'm sure they could come up with the material. He is hilarious. And I am not interested in the rich punks with flat ironed hair they are replacing my Jeffy with. No thanks, Bravo!
**ETA- The second house that we went to was so fabulous! We loved it.
Labels: Celebs, house buying, Jeff Lewis, Luke
Bernie Mac died on Saturday, August 9, at a Chicago hospital at the age of 50. He was admitted for pneumonia but also had sarcoidosis, a lung disease, that contributed.
Bernie Mac, born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, has been a performer for 30 years. He began as a stand-up comedian, was one of the founding members of the Kings of Comedy, and acted in television and movies. He was married for 30 years, had a daughter and granddaughter.
Sources- PEOPLE.com, Chicago Tribune.com
Labels: Celebs, death, sad
Friday, August 8, 2008
This Color! UPDATED 8/10/8
I want this color red. And I love that Ralph Lauren dress. *Well, aren't ya'll sweet for wanting to see a picture of me? My camera is acting crazy and every picture that Luke took is blurry. I never read the manual so I guess I need to get it out. The camera is in "green mode" and we don't know (a) what that is or (b) how to get rid of it. I'll get Lindsey to take some pics this week and I'll show you. My hair is straight right now... or as straight as it gets. It's very insane. It's also in a ponytail. You will get a curly headed picture though. The color is super fly. It's a little darker than Debra's but FABULOUS. I love it. No, Beth, sadly, I didn't get the dress. I'm both too poor and too big.
Labels: Debra Messing, dresses, hair
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I forgot to mention that I have an appointment for a color and cut tomorrow. I have roots that are about two inches long. I'm going back to red. My natural color has a lot of auburn and that is what I want to bring out. Right now, it's a lot of colors but it has an older early spring hi-light in there. I may put a picture from today since it's clean and all. And a picture of the color I want. But not now, gotta go look at the house.
Do you have a cleaning schedule?
Do you do things on different days- such as, wash clothes on Monday, bathrooms on Tuesday, etc.
I read a few different woman's blogs who have a schedule. If you don't have a schedule, then how do you do it?
"It's A Great Day Here At Jeff Lewis' Office"
If you missed book club discussion yesterday and want to talk, there are still people talking! Thanks so much for those of you who participated yesterday. We need to choose a new book. Suggestions? L and I are going to look at a house today and we are very excited. We love what we know about this house so far. We love the outside, the location, the surroundings, the pictures we've seen (few), the square footage, the price is right... I pray that I love it when I walk in it. I want it to feel like home. A place that we could make our home. This is not the only house out there, of course, but it's soooooo good. There are only a few things that I don't like, so far. I'm so sad that Jeff Lewis is gone. So sad. He is so great and I'd love to go live in Malibu with him and the pets. Well, not the cats. He really makes me laugh a lot. I love him and Jenni fighting like marrieds, playing quarters, riding the baby trike... How FANTASTIC was it when Jeff was asking Ryan if he could stay with him and Dale for a few weeks? With Zoila and the animals? OMG, I was dying. I'd already seen a longer version at Bravotv.com. He is too much. I heart him. My cousin is having very important eye surgery today. Please say a little prayer for her. I appreciate that.
Labels: Diary Book Club, family, house buying, Jeff Lewis
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Shoeaddict and Friends Book Club
Go HERE please for Shoeaddict and Friends Book Club.
Begins August 6th around noon Central Time.
I've started taking notes if you'd like to read those and comment- it's an "early start" on the discussion. No spoilers! Only discuss what I've talked about...
Labels: Diary Book Club, other blog
Sharing My Truths
I have to be honest. This is a hard thing for me to write about. I want to discuss it because it has affected me over and over in one way, shape or form throughout my life. Suicide.When I was in the fifth grade, my best friend Brett's dad shot and killed himself. It was so very terrible. Brett was left feeling confused and angry and guilty. Three years later, Brett died and his mom had to go through that alone. I remember talking to Brett in class about his life after THE DEATH. How he dreamt of his dad. How he felt responsible for his mom and sister. How he wished his dad hadn't made that choice. Later in my life, I began suffering from depression. I was suicidal myself. I was so deeply despondent, hurting so bad that I just wanted to go to sleep forever. I felt that I was so irreparably broken and damaged that everyone would be better if I just died. My life was dark, dark, dark. Nothing had gone the way that I thought it would and I felt so lost and in so much pain. Words cannot adequately describe that time in my life. I did things to myself. I was a cutter at one time. I picked and picked at my lips, nails, feet until they bled. I punished myself for a lot of things. I over medicated myself and did not care. If I could've been left alone in my bed, that would've been fine. But, I wasn't cause you know my mama wouldn't do that. She wasn't gonna let me go without a fight! She was scared and mad and all of that but she fought. She got me help and eventually it helped.My great grandmother committed suicide when she was 7 and that was very hard on my grandmother, of course. When talking about suicide, my mom always told me, "Someone has to find you. Usually it's someone who loves you." I'm talking about this now because it is so important that we all talk about our truths. Depression, anxiety, and the like are diseases and can be treated. These things do not need to be taboo. I just want to encourage everyone to reach out if they are feeling depressed. NOTHING is that bad. I know that life can be overwhelming. Everyone's story is different. Be kind to each other. Pay attention to your loved ones. If you feel overwhelmed, sad, sad, sad and helpless, reach out to someone. Often times just talking to someone will help you feel a little better. If you or someone you know is suicidal, call 1-800-273-TALK or go to the nearest ER. You are valuable. I am not ashamed of my past. I hope that my big mouth, my ability to speak and my love of people can help just ONE person. If I can help you or someone you know, please email me at shoeaddict 17 at gmail dot com.
Labels: life, personal
Monday, August 4, 2008
Hollywood Health- Update
Christina Applegate has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her spokesperson said, "Christina Applegate was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. Benefiting from early detection through a doctor ordered MRI, the cancer is not life threatening." Her mother is a breast cancer survior. The Samantha Who? actress is 36-years-old. Morgan Freeman,71, is in "serious" condition after being in a car crash late Sunday night. The Oscar winner and The Dark Knight costar was driving eastbound on Mississippi Highway 32 when his car went off the edge of the road and flipped several times. He and his female passenger had to be removed with the jaws of life. They were both airlifted to Regional Medical Center at Memphis. A hospital spokesperson says his condition is serious. There is no word on the passenger.
ETA- In a statement made to the press this afternoon, Morgan Freeman's spokesperson, Donna Lee, says that, "He has a broken arm, broken elbowand minor shoulder damage but he is in good spirits. He is going to have surgery this afternoon or tomorrow to correct the damage. He says he'll be okay and is looking forward to making a full recovery." Police have said the accident is under investigation, but that no alcohol or drugs were involved. Finally, his passenger has been identified as Demaris Meyer.
I love both of these actors. I got my hair cut like Christina's in the Spring. It was cute, but I'm not gonna get a curling iron out every time I fix my hair! I'm just not that good. I love Samantha Who?. That is where I got, "I am a BIG DAMN DEAL." Luke calls her Kelly Bundy no matter how many times I tell him her name. Morgan Freeman is good, too. I have liked him in all of the movies he's done. I hope that both of them are okay.
Labels: bad things, cancer, Celebs, gossip, health, pics
Friday, August 1, 2008