MAV and I had to run to WaL-MaRt for some things earlier. It was a madhouse. Grown people acting like complete and total fools. There were people behaving in ways that I cannot stand. Three grown men, probably mid-20s, were walking in the middle of the aisle, wearing sunglasses and pretending to be blind. They were knocking things off of the shelves and running into the racks. It was obnoxious.
I fought my way through the store with my buggy (stop laughing. That is what we call them here) and my MAV (not easy because she is quite possibly the slowest human being on the planet-is it all children?). But. BUT!!! On our way to get the taco shells for our supper, we encountered a huge display of Limited Edition Old Fashioned Candy Cane Creme Oreos. How am I possibly supposed to diet when things like this exist?
I bought one package and we each ate two after dinner. I LOVED them. They have the same amount of creme as the double stuffed Oreos but the creme is flavored with peppermint- like a candy cane. It's delicious. I had a cookie "pure" as this girl describes and one cookie "with milk." As with every other cookie (especially the Oreo), "with milk" is always better.
I am fine. Monday was not a great day. I was just remembering a bad time in my life and so I was feeling sad. The depression, it comes and it goes. It's like a big thick fog that settles over me, weighing me down with memories. Then, it passes. I appreciate all the love.
Monday night, I took Maria to see Twilight. I loved it. I LOVED it. I did not LOVE the books. This is a peculiar change for me. I usually do not LOVE the movie. I guess that is if I LOVED the book though. I think the reason I LOVED the movie though is because of the problems I had with the book(s). I liked the idea the writer had but the writing was sometimes very slow. The movie was pretty fast paced (no two hours of Bella moping around doing the same ol' thing like she does for the entire middle of the books) and dramatic. It was also pretty cheesy but I expected a little cheese.
I like the guy who played Edward. I really, really liked him in the movie. I did not like the girl who played Bella. I don't think she is "beautiful" only cute. I think her mouth/chin is weird, distractingly so and I think that THIS girl would've been better. That's just me.
My godchild, MAV, is here with me. I went and picked her up yesterday. She will come with Blue and me to the camp tomorrow for Thanksgiving. My parents, Little Bro, Gus and Gus' family will be there, too. On the menu:
broccoli and cheese casserole
green been casserole
sweet potato crunch
I don't know what the dessert will be because Gus' mom is bringing it. I think. OH, and I think maybe Gus is making 24-hour-salad. Maybe(?). I guess if she or mom read this, they will let us know. If you are interested in the recipe for any of these dishes, let me know.
I'm going to bring a bag of Steam Fresh mixed veggies, too. I'll still eat everything above but just a little bit of it. I'll try to fill up on turkey and regular veggies. TRY TO. But, as of now, I'm very thankful that I've lost the 14lbs that I have already.
You swear you recall nothing at all That could make you come back down You made up your mind to leave it all behind Now you're forced to fight it out
You fall away from your past But it's following you You fall away from your past But it's following you
You left something undone, it's now your rerun It's the one you can't erase You should have made it right, so you wouldn't have to fight To put a smile back on your face
You fall away from your past But it's following you You fall away from your past But it's following you You fall away You fall away
Something I've done that I can't outrun Something I've done that I can't outrun Maybe you should wait maybe you should run But there's something you've said that can't be undone
And you fall away from your past But It's following you You fall away from your past But It's following you You fall away from your past But It's following you You fall away from your past But It's following you
Adam Sandler and his wife, Jackie, welcomed a baby girl on November 2. They named her, SUNNY MADELINE. She joins big sister, Sadie,2.
Michelle Monaghan and her husband, Peter White, a graphic designer, welcomed a daughter on November 5. They named her WILLOW KATHERINE.
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz welcomed a boy last night, November 21. They named him, BRONX MOWGLI. Mowgli is the lead character in Disney's "The Jungle Book." The two had an "Alice in Wonderland" themed wedding and a "Winnie the Pooh" themed baby shower.
Name Discussion- Sunny Madeline Willow Katherine Bronx Mowgli
Blue LOVES Sunny. I don't hate it but I'm not gonna use it. I think it's cute. I kinda like Willow, too. I think Willow Katherine is pretty. It's not a name I would use but it's pretty. Bronx Mowgli is ridiculous. P.S.- TV blog has sad news and some new posts...
The guy I had my first kiss with asked to be my friend on Facebook. Oh my GOD! It's so crazy. He is (still) so cute. We "dated" in 7th and 8th grade. He was like my best friend. We were very close. It's a blast from the past...
Kate, he lives in Houston now!!
ADDED LATER- Okay, so I'm thinking about Facebook and this old friend. I'm also thinking that I just have not had a lot of boyfriends in my life. Not, A LOT. This guy, Matt (oh, the dimples! and like every other guy, the blue eyes!)(Sarah, you gotta see him now), was my first boyfriend. He came to my house and we hung out and I told him everything. He is very smart.
In 9th grade, we went to different high schools. We still talked on the phone some but he didn't want me to "get over him." He wanted to be with other girls but he didn't want me to be with other guys. I was trying to fit in at my new school where I knew no one. That is when I met the lovely Sarah. I had no boyfriend in ninth grade, surprisingly.
In 10th grade, I was asked to Homecoming by a guy named Brian. He was friends with my cousin, Cody. Cody is two years older than me and we grew up VERY close. Cody and I were like brother and sister. We lived very close to each other but went to different high schools. He went to the public school and I went to a private one. He was friends with some (older) people from my school. Anyway, so Brian asked me to Homecoming and I said yes. We started hanging out and then dating before the dance.
Brian was fun. He was not very cute but he was fun. He was a good kisser, too. He also had the greatest group of friends. It was a group of guys that I started hanging out with and loved so much. We had a lot of fun. Brian broke up with me shortly after the Homecoming dance because he met another girl. I was so upset. His friends were still friends with me. There was one friend, Rudy, whose house we would go to all the time on the weekends. This is where my life changed.
After B broke up with me, my group of friends and I went to Rudy's house like always. I thought that B was going to be there with his new girlfriend so I got all dressed up. It was all a "big deal" you know. The girls were all talking about it and the boys were all talking about it. I was getting all pumped up and ready to ignore him. When we all got to Rudy's, something else happened. I met the guy that I have referred to here as Satan.
He had seen me at Rudy's before and I honestly had not seen him. He had a crush on me, wanted to talk, wanted my number. My guy friends who knew him warned me about him- they told me that he was on drugs, that he was bad news. I thought that was kinda cool. I was young! I never intended to start anything. I remember B being jealous and I liked that. I gave Satan my number and he called. And called and he was obsessed...
Satan and I were together for three years. We broke up when I was 18. I turned 18 in January and we broke up in February. I went a little wild then. I was going out a lot. There was a special guy. It was never the right time for us though, just not meant to be. There was also Chad... I have written about his tragic story. He had green eyes, though.
Then, unexpectedly in July of 1999, I met my Blue, THE Blue. And that was it. After one week, I fell in love with him. We met, spent the week together (as friends), then met back up in mid-September and have been together ever since. We were married on May 24, 2003. The next blue-eyed boy in my life will call me mommy (or Aunt).
See, not a lot. I am just a "relationship" kind of girl. I guess...
you will watch tonight's episode of Pushing Daisies. The show is in danger! It hasn't been picked up for a full season and the powers-that-be are rumored to be waiting to see what the "post election" ratings look like. So, the numbers for tonight and next week reeeeeeaaaaaallllllllllly matter A LOT.
If you are a fan of the show or you've never seen it, watch tonight! It's such a great, wonderful, beautiful show. It's well written, funny, sweet and it's so beautiful. You'll fall in love...
So, hi. It's 3:30 AM and I'm awake! I am not feeling well and I cannot sleep. Layla and I are curled up on my new La Z Boy chair, watching tv. I know I don't post a whole lost anymore. I get all aggravated when people don't post everyday and I don't anymore. I will think of things to post and then dismiss it as being boring. So, I might start posting more but more boring posts.
I'm very thirsty. And I want a lot of peanut butter. I have no idea what that is all about. I am always very thirsty. I try really hard to drink water but I LOVE carbonation so I like Sprite Zero and Caffeine Free Diet Coke. I cannot drink any caffeine unless it's super super early. It makes me very jittery.
My mom asked us for our Christmas "wish lists" yesterday. I want an ipod. No, I don't have one. Little Bro had one that he gave to us but Blue took it over. I think that I'm gonna get a Nano (thanks, Kelli!). I don't know what color though. How to choose? I LOVE red, obviously, but an orange one would be so cool. And pink!!!
I love shoes. We know that. I also love the theatre. I got a dose of both this weekend when I was invited to a fundraising gala at our local community theatre. The "gala", which was really just a fancy schmancy word for "dinner theatre", was on Saturday night at 8pm and it got coooold here on Saturday morning. Well, cold for us. The dress that I wanted to wear needed some boots and tights. I love, love, love this look on other people but I've never tried it on myself. I decided to head over to DSW and see what I could find.
I had never been to DSW because my area just got one. OH MY GOOD GRACIOUS! It was like the angels started singing when I opened the doors. Seriously. I could've danced and twirled but I managed to pull myself together. There were a few rows of boots. I didn't know what kinda pair I wanted so I circled a few (twenty) times, looking and thinking and touching. Then, over toward the back, I saw a separate Steve Madden boot display. I went over and fell in love. I don't have a picture of the dress but it's very flowy and hippy-looking. It's very me. I wore it and my new boots, big earrings- I looked like a dressy Janis Joplin. I liked the outfit so I will wear it again and get a pic.
The play was Ira Levin's Deathtrap. I have no idea, are you supposed to italicize that? Anyway, it was fabulous!! We ate dinner (salad, steamed veggies, pasta, pudding, wine) and then watched the show. It was funny and a little scary. I can always count on a great time at the theatre. Also, a small piece of my heart is heavy because I'd LOVE to be on stage. I cannot wait to go to NYC and see a show (or two) on Broadway.
I'm sorry I've been slacking on the posts and I have not posted a picture yet. Yesterday, I had this done. It was ordered by my cardiologist, Dr K, to see if I have patent foramen ovale (PFO). It turns out that I do but it's small and I don't need surgery to close it.
I should be back tomorrow. I cannot promise a picture though.
My friend, Lesli, tagged me for this a while ago and I never did it. It's a one-word-wonders meme: answering one word questions but not with one word answers.
1. Clothes- I like boho glam- tops with the big fluttering sleeves, tunics, boots and jeans, lots of bracelets and big necklaces and earrings- I also wear jeans and t-shirts a lot too. I'm all over the place. 2. Furniture- I'm pretty traditional in my style. I also love antiques and dark woods. 3. Sweet- chocolate 4. City- I don't really know. I have not been to a lot of places and I have not been to a lot of big cities for sure. 5. Drink- I love water and I drink a ton of it but for adult bevs- champagne or lemon martinis 6. Music- I'm really moved by music. It can make me instantly happy, sad, energetic, nostalgic, hungry, giddy,whatever... I really love rock and roll. 7. TV Series- best answered here 8. Film- favs include Gone with the Wind, Steel Magnolias, Shag, Pretty Woman, Cinderella 9. Workout- stretching, walking 10. Pastries- hot beignets but I have not had them in a loooong time 11. Coffee- none, tea Adding my own: 12. Eyeshadow- Stila, Kitten or Wheat for everyday 13. Lips- MAC ornamentallipglass, Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm 14. Shampoo- Aveda Be Curly 15. Moisturizer- L'Occitane Ultra Comforting Cream which is soothing and great for my face, Cetaphil moisturizer for everywhere else
Corey was so excited when I told him "I want funky hair!" He told me, "Well, c'mon girl, let's go." I showed him a few pictures in a magazine and we talked about my hair texture and we put some stuff together and BAM! He did an awesome job. Now I have straight, short hair. And I lost one pound this week!! (It may have been in my hair)
Unfortunately for you, I still can't find my USB chord so you can't see the pictures I took. I will try to borrow my dad's sometime soon. Or find ours.
Tomorrow is the LSU vs Bama game and we will be out tailgating. GO TIGERS!!
Ok, so I guess those pictures were not very representative of me or the types of hair that I have or could have. You are right, Kelli and Kate (who didn't comment here, but elsewhere), I do have much curlier hair than this. I do want to get a flat iron very soon and start wearing my hair straight more but not every day.
I wish that I could eat a big huge brownie with walnuts. I mean, I could eat it, but that would be so very baaaaaaaaaad of me. I'm already having trouble with this one pound!
I wish that my house were magically clean. It's not really dirty but it needs to be cleaned and I have not done it this week because I have not felt good.
I wish that I had money to buy some new shoes. Specifically these and these. And since this is all about wishes THESE. Are you kidding me? LOVE!!!
I also wish that I could find the cord to upload my pictures so you can see my new hair when I get it.
I suck at loading pictures because they were supposed to be the other way. JLo was supposed to be first and Mariska last. Oh well, this is the way they showed up. Maybe I'll go super short? I LOVE the thick bangs and the blunt layers in front
my hair is more this texture
and I want more dramatic bangs
I like this
but it looks pretty much like what my own hair looks like
when it's strightened
I think I want dramatic bangs and a choppy cut. I don't really know what that looks like yet but I think I can tell Corey and he'll do ok. I did the Instyle Hair Virtual Makeover a few days ago and I loved the bangs on me. I don't know. It's kinda hard to tell.
I have an appoinment with Corey tomorrow. He does my hair. I'm not due for a color yet, just a cut. I'm really thinking of doing something kinda crazy, trendy. I don't know what exactly, I'm kinda looking at some pictures...
I'm unbelievably tired and dragging. I went to sleep at about 11 last night and didn't wake up until TEN! Then I fell asleep on the couch at TWO and didn't wake up until FOUR THIRTY! It's only ten to seven and I am ready for bed again.
I've felt this way a few times this week and last week. I don't know what is wrong with me! I have an appointment with Dr G tomorrow in New Orleans. She's my psychiatrist and I like her a lot. I need to see her but I don't want to drive an hour alone in the morning feeling like this.
Anyone want to meet me here at about 8am and drive my car?
P.S. I doubt that I'm pregnant because I had a period October 25th. A regular, full-length, full-low period. Sorry if that is TMI. Whatever.
School was out today so that we could vote. Our friend's little boy came and hung out with me while I went running my errands and doing my thang. He even got to come and vote with me. He told me about how he and his friends had voted in school last week and how voting is very important. On the way to vote, he told me who he voted for and he wanted to know who we were gonna vote for. I told him that we were voting for John McCain but that people's choices were private. I told him that we didn't mind telling him who we were voting for because we were friends but that it's not polite to ask people that question. He was thrilled with this. He liked the whole secret and "grown up" aspect.
He loved watching the people reading the information outside the poll. He basked in the attention he got from all the elderly ladies that got me all signed in and into the booth. The best part for him though was when I let him push the "cast vote" button at the end. He told everyone everywhere we went that he did that. He did say VERY LOUDLY, "Did you vote for John McCain," after we got behind the curtain. I guess he thought that was pretty private!
I remember my daddy taking my brother and me with him to vote. He always taught us that it was an honor and a blessing. I loved going with my dad to vote as a child. I hope this little boy will remember voting with me today.
Well, and I did buy him candy to help the memory.
Also, for your enjoyment, a little Georgia Bulldog and a Little Red Riding Hood, AKA Blue's cousins in GA.
I've tried to not discuss the election here. That doesn't mean I don't have an opinion. Of course, you knew that I'm sure. It shouldn't be any surprise that I'm voting for McCain. I am not a huge fan of his. My vote is mostly AGAINST Obama. I disagree with 98% of everything that comes out of his mouth.
I am not against helping people. Although, I've been told that "all Republicans (Conservatives)" are selfish and greedy and don't want to help people.
I'm not against helping the environment.
I'm not for killing animals FOR SPORT.
I'm not rich.
I'm not selfish.
I'm not born-again anything nor have I ever thumped (or beaten?) my Bible.
I do believe that we, as adults, are (or SHOULD BE) held responsible for ourselves and our own dependants. Let's just say that you, me, Blue, A, B,C,and D all get dropped off in the middle of nowhere. Or we are on Survivor or something, 'k? You, B, and D go out alllllll the long, hot day and work very hard- hunting, gathering nuts and berries, chopping down wood for a fire, building a shelter, etc... A,C and I are healthy and just as capable as you, B and D but we didn't go out and do work. We didn't cook, we didn't help, nothing. Let's say that Blue has a disability of some kind, just for the sake of this little story. Now, should "the government" come in and tell us that no matter who did the work/gathering, etc, everybody gets to have "equal" everything? Is that the way it should be? No problem feeding and sheltering Blue but umm, a little problem with just giving it all over to the others.
I know that maybe I'll get blasted for this. It's not that cut and dried for some people or whatever but that is how I see it. That is also just one aspect of the election, of course.
I do believe that some animals are meant to be food. I believe that God gives us food and resources to live. There is a chain of command. I have a dog and I LOVE her so much. I'd never hurt or eat her, of course. However, she is a dog. People are more important. If we have a baby and she bites my child, I will choose my child. Proudly.
I believe in LESS government. I don't think that the government should be able to come in and tell me what to do with my: money, family, life....
I am pro-life. I read a post on someone's blog today that I need to process. It was so eloquent and really made me think.
I'm having a very hard time with some decisions though. Gay marriage is not cut and dried to me. I don't believe that people "choose" to be gay. I believe that everyone deserves to be happy. I don't understand why God would make someone gay and then punish them for it. I have not gotten an answer for this question that I am comfortable with. If I lived in one of the states voting on gay marriage, I think I'm OK with it.
And if you are still reading (and are still my friend),
awesome post could've been written by me. It's exactly what I believe (except I NEVER considered Obama. Ron Paul, Oh YES! & I didn't finish college-yet) but written SO MUCH better than this was.
P.S. I decided to come back and write something else that has really bothered me. I kinda eluded to it in the beginning of my post. I also really don't believe in being grossly mean or hateful to people who you disagree with politically. I can think of about three people who comment here regularly that are supporters of Obama. I still am friends with them. I still would welcome them into my home.
I can't stand to hear mean, hurtful (sexist) things about Gov Palin. The worse things I've heard- from women! WHAT!?!?! And being mean about people's children- really disgusting.
I cannot seem to move it. I am so so tired and we were asleep at 9 last night. I have so much to do and I'm just completley unmotivated and dragging. I really hate that. I feel so gross. I want to get back in the bed and sleep.
In other news, I hate my hair. I have a haircut appointment on Friday and I'm thinking of a major change. I don't know what yet. I may just go and tell him that I hate it right now and let him do what he wants. I hate the curl, hate the length, hate the style... The only thing I like is the color. I wish it were longer. He can't "cut it longer" though. And I'm not getting extensions. Maybe I'll cut it short.