Friday, January 30, 2009

Things I Have Bought Lately That I Love

I received the VS heritage sleepshirt as a present from my little bro and SIL for Christmas. I think they got me the red one. I LOVED it and immediately ordered the grey and the hot pink. They are so perfect to wear with pj pants to lounge or to sleep. The material is so light and soft so it's not too hot but they are long sleeved. They are on sale now for only $10! I'm buying the other colors that I don't have.
I have bought 5 pairs of shoes since Christmas. These are from and they were having a HUGE sale. I got these in today and they are better than the picture. I LOVE them so much. They can be worn with tights and skirts or with pants or whatever. They are by Restricted
Are you sick of me talking about my true love, L'occitane? I just cannot say enough about these products. I told you a few days ago about my trip to the store and what I bought. Well, I HAD to come back and talk about the wonders of these two products.

The first product, the lavender vinegar, is amazing. It's a natural spot treatment and you only need a tiny bit. That is true for all L'occitane products though, it goes a long way. All you need to do is put a little on a Q-Tip and put it on your skin imperfections. I have spots and redness and that is what I put it on and it works. I also put it on some of the spots where I nicked myself shaving and it calmed those down, too. I love using it at night because of the lavender smell.

I know that I have told you before about how sensitive and dry my skin is all the time. The shea butter cream is so great. It's thick and moisturizing and smells great. I use it after I shave, after I get out of the shower/bath, on my heels, on my hands and just before bed so I can smell it. I have the regular and the new limited edition rosebud. I plan to buy the acacia and the frangipani because they are 2 for $38 or 1 for $21. Right now, my wish list includes the lavender shea butter , the honey & lemon bath set, the orange spray and the home stuff.

What has been a good buy for you lately?

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Who Watches Lost?

If you watch Lost, go here for commentary on last night's episode "Jughead". My little brother, Justin's comments are great. He is funny and smart.

Also, I also wrote about The Biggest Loser here.

No new Grey's tonight but we did find out that the new Survivor: Tocantins premieres on Thursday February, 12 on CBS. Go here to check out the contestants.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

2009 SAG Awards- The Dresses

This post is only here because of Kate. She asked for it.
Let's start with the "goodies", k? Tell me what you think.

America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) in Vera Wang
I loved her hair and red lips, too.
Two beauties!
Kate Winslet (The Reader, Revolutionary Road) in Narciso Rodriguez
Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) in Marchesa gown, Roger Vivier heels and clutch and Martin Katz diamonds
Pinto's Marchesa was fabulous. She is stunningly gorgeous.
Kate Winslet is so great in everything.

Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) in vintage Chanel and Fred Leighton necklace
This picture doesn't do her justice. It wasn't so much the gown but her that looked fabulous.
I loved her hair!

Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) in Herve Leroux gown and H.Stern jewels.
I loved this. I think that it's my absolute favorite look of the night.

Evan Rachel Woods in Monique Lhullier gown, Neil Lane jewels and Sergio Rossi purple satin heels
I love,love,love the purple heels and clutch with this dress. You can't really see it that great in this picture though. I don't know how to post pictures that you can click on to make bigger.

Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?) in Emanuel Ungaro gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Daniel Swarovski clutch
She was one of my FAVS! She is so gorgeous. Green is the new black!

Now, the "baddies":

Tina Fey (30 Rock) in Brian Reyes
I love Tina Fey, I do. I just didn't love this dress. I don't like the color or the little swirly things.

Eva Longoria-Parker (Desperate Housewives) in Jenny Packham
I just didn't like the short ruffles all over. They were not very flattering.

Angelina Jolie (Changeling) in Maz Azria gown, Tiffany & Co jewels and Christian Louboutin
She wore this dress backwards! She claims that she did it on purpose so it would be more "blouson". I HATED it on her. I also hated the hair.

Pictures from US Weekly, InStyle and

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Everyone needs to go here and watch the videos. Seriously. Whoa.


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Shoeaddict Asks

What is the best beauty advice you've ever gotten and who was it from?
My mom taught me about good face/skincare. She had terrible acne and so it was important to her that we have good skin. Or try to anyway.
She also always told me (tells me) to dress my size. She says not to worry about the number but wear what looks good on you and you'll look much better. If you wear things that are too small, you will look bigger.
Also, I've always heard to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize and I do. It wasn't so much my mom but magazines and the like.


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Monday, January 26, 2009

Just So You Know...

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I didn't do so good on my goal of posting every morning with my Days of Prayer. I did do the praying though. I think that I will do this again in a few weeks.

Sunday morning I slept in because I was so exhausted from last week. I felt bad that I didn't make it to church. I plan to go this Sunday though. I praise God for leading me to a place that I enjoy going. I don't know yet if it's 100% for me but so far, I like it.

I also prayed to Praise God for my wonderful family and my sweet husband. We went out to eat at Bonefish Grill (I got the sea bass) and had a great time. Blue doesn't like to go out to eat but he came anyway for me.

I also am so thankful that mom and dad had a nice, romantic time on the cruise. I am glad they are home safe. I am also glad that my aunt and uncle and grandparents are home safe.

Today I praise God for my friend that I met at church last week. She emailed me today and we are gonna meet for lunch. R and her husband tried for 3 years to have a baby and she is 7 months pregnant with twins!! Praise God for fertility, babies, friends. R is praying and asking others to pray that the babies stay gestating for at least a few more weeks.

I thought a lot about being neighborly today too. Just how simple little things can be so life changing- a smile, a kind word, a hug. I try to smile at people in the grocery store, wave at my neighbors and say hello- even when I'm not in the mood.

Thank you so so much to all of you who prayed with me. Thank you for those of you who commented or emailed that you enjoyed the Days of Prayer. Sometimes those comments are worth more than gold to me. xo

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Big. Fat. Gross.

This past week with the kids has also been super bad on my diet. To be 100% truthful though, I have not been doing all that great for a month or so. I have not been eating badly all this time (like junk food or whatever) but I have not eaten the right stuff and enough of it. I have not stuck to my food journal and I've been skipping meals (mostly breakfast).

Being here with the kids has mad things so much worse though. I've mainly eaten Special K cereal in the morning but there was that one morning that D wanted blueberry muffins and I had one of those. I've skipped a few lunches and then eaten a lot at suppertime. I cooked most nights- spaghetti and meatballs, chili, hamburgers, roast and gravy, tacos, stuff like that. BUT, we did have pizza last night and there has been King Cake. I didn't eat but a small sliver of that. Oh, and I've had ice cream, too. Oh, it's so gross to write out.

We are going to be going out for my birthday, too. Mom and dad get home tonight and so I guess we'll be going tomorrow or one night this week. I think I'm going to pick Bonefish Grill . I'll probably get this fish and the house salad. That salad is so fantastic.

I was actually thinking of doing the Master Cleanse . I know that you will probably say, "Don't do it! You'll get so hungry," or something like that. Thing is, I'm sure that I'm fatter than you. And you. One of the main things I'm worrying about is not having the energy to work out. I NEED to get back to sweating it out and exercise. If you have some kind of cleanse or special diet that I can do to jump start myself- let me know!

If I decide to do the MC, I'll let you know. I'll probably blog about it. Also, I'm going to start posting again on my diet blog. I'll also be posting A LOT on my tv blog soon. I have so many shows on my DVR.

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Yesterday, before I went to the movies, I also went to the mall. Yes, it was a self-indulgent day. I had to stop by one of my very favorite places in all of the world, L'occitane. Oh, how I adore that little place. Seriously, every person who reads this must get at least one thing from there.

I bought the Lavender Vinegar (a natural treatment for acne and blemishes) and the Ultra Comforting Serum (minimizes and reduces redness and itching of sensitive skin). These products are natural and hypoallergenic which I need for my very sensitive skin. I also had to pick up one of the 20th Anniversary Ultra Rich Body Creams with Shea Butter. I LOVE the regular URBCs with Shea Butter- it's not like anything else. I got the Rosebud one and plan to get all of them. Acacia is the next on my list. I smelled them all and loved them.

If you want to try L'occitane, try some shea butter products. The 20th anniversary URBCs are now 2 for $38 (one is $21) online. I don't know if this is in stores too because she (the checkout lady) didn't tell me about it. I recommend this set but I cannot find it anywhere online in stock. They had some in the store that I went to yesterday.

The products are more expensive than Bath and Body Works or drugstores but they are so worth it. There are no preservatives or harsh chemicals and so you only need a little bit. I promise that if you try it, you will love it.

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Yesterday, I prayed for strength and energy. I was so tired last night. I also saw Slumdog Millionaire and it showed little children in the slums of Mombai, India. That was so sad. I pray for all the innocent children in the world who are hurt, hungry, lonely, cold.

This morning was rough for me. When I woke up my head was very heavy and I was so dizzy. I had this for a few hours and all I wanted was to be at home. After some chores and songs with D, I feel better. He taught me the Books of the Bible song. We had so much fun! He told me, "You're good! For a first-timer." So funny.

I thank God for feeling better. I also thank God for this opportunity to spend with these kids who mean so much to me. I praise Him for getting us all through the week- alive and basically happy. I pray for the safe return of their parents, my parents and our grandparents. I also pray that I sleep well tonight and get to church tomorrow.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

I went to the movies today. It was very nice to just sit there all by myself and worry only about me. Well, M1 stayed home from school, so I was worried about her. But I didn't have to say, "Please don't run!" "Hold your sister's hand!" "Do you have to potty?" "No more candy!" "Is that a tone?" "Hurry, hurry, hurry!!!"

I saw Slumdog Millionaire. I loved it. It was unlike many of the movies I have seen. Dev Patel (Jamal) and Frieda Pinto (Lakita) were both so good. The best was Ayush Mahesh Khedekar who plays young Jamal. He broke my heart with his big, sad brown eyes and his sweet voice.

Next week, I'm gonna see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and hopefully Revolutionary Road.


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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Email to Meme

I got this in an email from Leslie.

Six names you go by:
1. Kristen
2. Kris (dad's side of the family)
3. Krissy (ONLY my dad)
4. Vivian (bar name) (have not used that in a looong time)
5. Toot (my Papa)
6. Grimlin (Blue calls me this sometimes- long story)

Three things you are wearing right now:
1. black suede boots
2. jeans
3. wedding ring

Three things you want very badly at the moment:
1. a vacation to somewhere warm & lovely and tropical that involves a spa and cocktails (this is what Leslie put and I want that too)
2. Loubous

Two things you did last night:
1. Cooked supper
2. sleep

Two things you ate today:
1. Subway turkey on wheat
2. oatmeal raisin cookie

Two people you last talked to on the phone:
1. Blue
2. Julie O.

Two things you are going to do tomorrow:
1. picking up meds at pharmacy
2. watching movies with the kidlets

Your favorite beverages:
1. adult- lemon drop martini non- Sprite Zero
2. adult- red whine (cab sauv) non- water

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I am praying for more patience.

I am still praying for Baby Kate's full recovery and that Cohen stays healthy. I love that name, Cohen. And Kate. They are precious little things and they were born on December 15, 2008.

Please pray that M1 gets better. I had to bring her to the doctor today. She missed school (M2 missed the bus!). I do wonder (I did today) if I am cut out for motherhood.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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We were late this morning. Well, I was late this morning. I set the alarm on my cell phone- as usual- and it didn't go off. I had it set for 5:15 because that is when I need to start waking M1 and she gets the bus at 6:10. M2 gets up at 5:45 and her bus comes by 6:30. I didn't wake up until 6:25.

I had to drive Ms 1 & 2 to school after we got the littles on the bus. I felt so horrible and I still do. Everything was rushed. I didn't get to give them biscuits like I promised last night. They had cold cereal. I feel like a big failure.

I prayed for forgivness. I asked each child for it to, which they happily gave. I also prayed that each child would have a better day at school. I prayed for my own health too because I still have the rash and now, a headache. The rash is not really any worse (although I think it spread to my forehead) but it's no better. In fact, I was awake last night scratching.

Please also remember baby Kate and baby Cohen in your prayers. Kate is the worse of the two. Sarah and I went to high school with their mom and I read their Caring Bridge site yesterday. Please join me in praying for their FULL RECOVERY, for peace and strength for them both and for their mom and dad. The twins are babies though I don't know how old. They are tiny- 6-10 weeks, I think.

Also, pray that we all go to sleep ON TIME tonight (oh the trials of homework! Get off the PHONE and DO IT!!)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I have some sort of rash. I remember scratching my face in the middle of the night and it was still itchy this morning. Now, it's all over my cheeks, the apples of my cheeks are red and there is a bumpy, itchy rash on the top of my chest. I don't know what to do. I don't know what it is.

I didn't use anything different on my face. I didn't eat anything different. I had roast and gravy and rice and carrots and broccoli last night. I did have a blueberry muffin, too but I've never broken out because of that before. I used my same face wash (Cetaphil) and moisturizer (L'Occitane) that I do all the time.

M2 did let me borrow her Oxy Clean pimple cream on Saturday (or Sunday?) and I don't usually use that. I doubt that it would take days to show up though if the rash were caused by that.


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13, 14 & 15 of 21

I only have a few minutes before the littles have to get up and get ready for school. The older girlies are already gone.

Saturday I prayed for strength and guidance while taking care of the children. I prayed for my ear to feel better.

Sunday we went to church at The Chapel and I loved it. In my "married life" Sunday school we are discussing the book of John. We talked about believing IN Jesus and believing Him. In service, the pastor talked about being a witness for Jesus.

Monday I prayed for patience.

This morning I'd like to pray for a local family who just lost their son yesterday. I'm not sure of the details right now. I'm also really, really upset about some layoffs at Blue's company. He is fine (for now? I guess?) but others are not and it's sad and scary. It's a little disgusting to have a huge, glitzy, expensive inauguration today.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wild Weekend

Today is day 3 of my 10 days with 4 kids. I'm having a really great time with them but I'm exhausted!! Friday we did nothing all day and I cooked meatloaf and mashed potatoes and corn for supper. Saturday morning, Blue showed up with donuts for the kids. He didn't sleep here on Friday because he worked late.

Saturday morning I also woke up with a scratchy throat and a terrible pain in my ear/jaw. M3 and I went to the after hours clinic to get a prescription and then to the store. M1 was at a friends' house Friday night and M2 and D stayed with Blue. I didn't know at the time but they were baking me a birthday cake. Yesterday was my 28th birthday.

M3 and I came to pick up the rest of the pack and headed to the movies. D was invited to a birthday party at the theatre so we dropped him there and then the four of us went to DSW. I bought some shoes (that I tried to find online but I cannot) and so did M1. Then, we all went back to the theatre to watch the movie. It was such a cute movie.

Then we all came back here and Blue grilled hamburgers for us. The kids gave me an adorable cake and a present. I have pictures. It was really nice and sweet and I appreciated it so much.

Today, we went to church. I loved it. I have been to this church a few times but I'm really thinking of joining a Bible study there. I would like to find a church home. This may be it. I met some great people and had a nice morning. After church, we went to eat Mexican food and now we are resting. I have to bring three children back to church tonight for choir and youth group.

M1 is 15 and the kids don't have school tomorrow so she has invited two friends over tonight. If you are keeping score, that is six kids for me tonight total! Three 15-year-old girls, a 13-year-old and one 8 and one 9-year-old. It's really not that bad. I am having a great time! I am so busy and I don't have any time to do anything but take care of kids though. I like it a lot. I'm usually not so busy.

I'll be back soon but I cannot promise when.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

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I'm thinking of this incident today. It's a real miracle that the pilot was able to land the plane and that no one was killed. I pray for the men, woman and children who were on that plane, who got hurt (no serious injuries) and who suffered through such an ordeal. The pilot, Chesley "Sully" Sullenburg of Danville, CA, is a hero.

I pray for everyone who was on the plane because I cannot imagine how scary that ordeal was. Thank God they were all OK. Thank God for the commitment and skill of the pilot.

I'm praying for my family (mom, dad, grandparents, aunt and uncle), too, who will be flying today. They are going on a cruise this week (Saturday to Saturday) and I pray for their safety. Also, pray for us- we are staying with my cousins for the week. There are 4 of them, ages 15-9.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

900th Post! Come On Out

This is my 900th post! Wow, I have had a lot to say. That is not surprising because I talk a lot. I love this blog and I love all of the friends I have made because of it.

To celebrate my 900th post, please leave me a comment*. If you read this, leave a comment. This is my "de-lurking" post. My stats don't match up to my knowledge of who is reading and it surely doesn't match the comments. (There are people I highly suspect read the blog and don't want me to know. Okay, person.)

*Tell me who you are, how you found me, what you do, why you read this blog, whatever.


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My mom talked about "hope" in her comment yesterday. Hope is such a great thing, right? I'm a fairly optimistic person. I get it from my mother and grandfather who have always taught me about perspective and been very positive people.

I pray today that HOPE is still in your hearts no matter what. I pray that there is HOPE for me in my life for the things I want- a baby, a good, long marriage, a happy family, healthy life. I pray that God keeps my heart hopeful.

I am also praying for something very personal but SO important. God knows our hearts all the time though. He knows.


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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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I'm behind. I'm sorry. Today was kinda slow and yucky in the beginning. This is the first week off of the Topamax and I'm having trouble sleeping at night. I'm hanging in there though and am proud of my accomplishment.

Today, I prayed for kindness and patience and skinnier hips.

This post will be followed up with a better one for tomorrow. I'm sorry this one was so bad.

Also, I wanted to say a HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend, Sarah T. HERE is last year's post about Sarah. I love you, Sarah and I hope you had a great day.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

9 of 21

Happy Tuesday, people.

Today I am thinking about grace. Webster's Dictionary defines grace as (1) the exercise of love, kindness, mercy; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred and (2)The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice- there are more definitions but, you get the picture.

I still think that grace is a misunderstood thing, well, for me anyway. Grace is a gift from God to us. It is available to everyone (Titus 2:11 says, "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men"). Grace is given to us because Jesus Christ came to earth, lived, suffered and died. He paid the price for our sins with His own blood.

Scripture defines grace a little differently. Again Titus 2:11-12, "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that , denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world." This says that grace teaches us how to live here on earth. That is a little bit different than just thinking that it's something you get or have, right?

We must live as God wants us to in both our hearts and our lives. He wants us to completely give our hearts to Him and not just "do good works". Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one should boast." Once we give our hearts to Him, we can live a more righteous life. We cannot get rid of sin any other way than through God.

This is a little heavier than other days so, I'm gonna sit here and think some more on this. Please feel free to comment on God's grace and what it means to you. I know that there are a few different religions here and I welcome what everyone has to say.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

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On this Monday, I want to reflect on friends. Today was such a good "friend" day for me. I received a great gift from a friend. I also ran into someone who was very special to both Blue and me. She was our realtor and our friend. She is such a sweet person and I was so pleased to see her. I thank God for friends- new and old. I am lucky to have people in my life that know me and love me for who I am.

I also read (on someone's Facebook status) that a little baby girl is in the hospital. I don't know her but her mom is friends (or was) with some people that I am friends with. I just feel so awful for her and her family. I pray that God is with this little girl and her parents and sisters. How lucky you are if you have a healthy child.

Lastly, I'm praying (again) for peaceful, restful sleep.

**Thank you to everyone who has emailed me or commented about this 21 days of prayer. I appreciate the positive feedback and am pleased to do it.**


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A Shoe A Day Makes Me Feel Loved

I ran some errands today. I went grocery shopping and went to my grandma's house. I had to stop and see a sick friend for a second and I needed to go to the post office but I didn't make it. When I got home and to the mailbox, I found a package from my friend, Crissy.

I opened it excitedly and this is what I found:

It's a calender with shoes on each page. Everyday has a different shoe- from high heels to sandals, Lanvin to Monolo. I was so thrilled to see it. She had a black and red bow tied around it and she included a sweet card. I cannot tell you what this meant to me.

I have never met dear, beautiful Crissy but we IM a lot and I read her blog and she reads mine. She is a very talented, funny lady with two adorable little girls. She has started two new businesses recently- one at Etsy and a gourmet catering business called Gourmet Buffet. This blog- Made By Crissy Mathers shows some of her creations. Go visit her (and tell her I said hi!) and order something.

I've already told her a few times but- Crissy, thank you so so much! Getting a gift that is so perfectly me is wonderful. I will think of you everyday when I see the new shoe of the day!

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Sunday, January 11, 2009


I love the Golden Globes so, so much. They are my favorite awards of all because they combine movies and TV. I very rarely see the movies before the award shows because for whatever reason, I never go to the movies anymore. I do Netflix though and most movies are not out on DVD yet. I'm excited about seeing a lot of the movies though. Some nominated movies that I want to see are:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button- I've heard mixed reviews about this movie but I still must see it. It was filmed in New Orleans so I'm excited to see the familiar sights in the film. It's nominated for 5 awards at the Golden Globes.

Revolutionary Road- Jack and Rose back together in a whole new way! I LOVE Kate Winslet. I think that she is amazing and beautiful and is a risky actress. I just think that she is such an awesome talent. This movie is nominated for 4 Golden Globes.

The Reader- It's Kate Winslet! This trailer is so good. If the trailer is that good- whew. I'm actually dying to see this film. It looks like something you just inhale. Has anyone seen it? It is nominated for 4 Golden Globes.

Slumdog Millionaire- This movie has been on my radar for awhile now because of Entertainment Weekly. A good friend of mine saw it recently and told me that it's a must see. It was nominated for 4 Golden Globes.

Rachel Getting Married- I've just read lots about this and so I am interested. Anne Hathaway is nominated for Best Performance in a MP- Drama.

Changeling- This movie seems very emotional but riveting. I like to watch Angelina Jolie perform no matter what other people say. I also like the costumes of this time period. This movie was nominated for 2 Golden Globes (I think. I counted myself instead of getting the info from the site. If I'm wrong, I'm sorry.)

Doubt- Meryl Streep- hello.

Milk- Sean Penn is an incredible actor. Everyone is raving about this movie and I want to be in on it! Sean Penn was nominated for a Golden Globe.

I am really pulling for House, Weeds and Entourage. I'm also rooting for Mariska Hargitay, Hugh Laurie, Mary Louise Parker, Jeremy Piven (I don't care what an ass everyone says he is, I think that he is AWESOME and BRILLIANT as Ari Gold.) and of course, Heath Ledger.

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On this Sunday, I want to praise God. I want to praise Him for all of the little blessings in my life. Thank you for my own health (as I said yesterday), my will to survive and thrive, my relationship with my husband (even when it's rough) and family and for forgiveness. I will be talking more about forgiveness later but I praise Him for His forgiveness. Thank you God for taking me back and loving me- just how I am- fat or skinny, broken or whole.

I am also praying for energy for this week. I pray that we all are productive and happy this week. I pray for sleep,too, for both Blue and me.

Hope you all have a fabulous week!


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Saturday, January 10, 2009

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Prayer thanking God for being reborn. My whole life has changed this year and I'm so very thankful. I have had a bad-ish week but I don't want to forget how great things are for me now. Last night, I went to babysit for the kiddies and so today, we watched movies and snuggled on the couch.

While I was on the way home, I thought about how appreciative I am for my health now. I am so grateful for everything that I've been through and overcome this year. It's good to sit and remember how far I have come every now and then.


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Friday, January 9, 2009

Shoeaddict Says

Let's talk Grey's.

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Day 5 of 21- I feel bad about myself. I talked about two people that mean A LOT to me last night and I can't shake how awful I feel. I'm not sure why I did it and I guess I should think about that.

I really need to think about why I feel like a joke. Why I let people say mean things to me and why I don't get stronger in my own beliefs. I have terrible self-esteem and it trickles down to a lot of aspects in my life. It's something that I need to work really hard on so I don't feel like this.

I don't know why I felt compelled to share this but I did. I have to get over my trying to be/seem perfect thing too. I'm just draging you into it for the read.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Baby Buzz

It's been awhile since I've done this so there are a lot of babies to update about. These are the ones from December that I didn't post here.

Tuesday, December 9, Taylor Hanson and his wife, Natalie, welcome son VIGGO MORIAH. Viggo joins Jordan Ezra, Penelope Anne and River Samuel.

Wednesday, December 10, Usher and wife Tamika Foster welcomed their second son, NAVIYD ELY. Naviyd joins brother Usher V, aka Cinco.

Saturday, December 13, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber welcomed their second son, SAMUEL KAI. Samuel joins big brother Alexander "Sasha" Pete.

Thursday, December 18, (a girl finally!), Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn welcomed their third daughter, EMERY HOPE. Emery joins big sisters Finley Faith and Avery Grace.

Sunday, December 28, Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell welcomed twin daughters named DOLLY REBECCA ROSE and CHARLIE TAMERA TULIP. Dolly is in honor of Dolly Parton, Charlie is for Jerry's brother and Tamera is for Rebecca's sister.

Tuesday, January 6, Jennifer Garner and Ben Afflek welcomed their second daughter. No name or other birth details have been released as of yet. This baby joins big sister, Violet Anne. (I am just dying to know her name. I don't even like these people!)

Names to discuss
Viggo Moriah- Viggo is very cool. I automatically think of Viggo Mortensen which is not bad. Moriah sounds girly to me. (Out of his sibs' names, I like Penelope. I also like Ezra for a middle name.)

Naviyd Ely- Is it Nah-veed? I like Ely but I like it as a nickname for Elias.

Samuel Kai- I like Samuel. Kai is kinda strange but surfer-y, in my opinion.

Emery Hope- I think of emery boards. I can see it being a cutesy name for a little girl. I don't really love it. Hope is very pretty.

Dolly Rebecca Rose- Dolly sounds like a name for a pet- a horse, dog, something like that. I LOVE Dolly Parton though. I like that Rebecca put her own name in there!

Charlie Tamera Tulip- I'm not a fan of Charlie for a girl. I like it a lot for a boy though. I don't see Tulip as a good name but I guess if Rose and Lily can be then why can't Tulip.

What do you think?

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Days 3 & 4 of 21

Day 3 of 21 (yesterday) was personal.

Day 4, today, I'm asking God to help me and my judgemental ways. I need tolerance and sweetness.

I am not feeling good today. I am so tired and I have a headache. Here is hoping that tomorrow is much better.


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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Biggest of The Big

I am writing here about The Biggest Loser.
As usual, be aware of SPOILERS.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Can I Just Say...

:: I am seriously aggravated when a DVR'ed show gets cut off at the end.
:: I love the show Ruby and I have seen every episode. BUT- her freakin VOICE. It's not the accent, obviously. It's when she she goes into her head voice and she gets all high and squeaky. If you watch it, you know what I'm saying. Also, she says "ezactly" for exactly, "ezist" for exist, etc.
:: Sometimes being a girl, a woman, is absolutely amazing. Today, it is not. Let's just say that a visitor is here this week. An unwelcome, mean, messy, crampy Aunt Flo kinda visitor.
:: I'm just loving this. I ate some again last night. And don't forget to keep checking Can You Eat This? everyday for new recipes.
:: Little Brother and Gus are getting married in a little over 5 months! I'm so excited. This spring is gonna be so busy.
:: I wanna go on a little trip. Nothing big- just a weekend or something. In a few weeks, Blue and I will be going to stay with the cousin-kiddos. Mom and Daddy, uncle and aunt (the kiddos parents), grandparents- they are all going on a cruise. I'm jealous! I'll be playing "mommy" for my birthday.
:: Blue has already gotten me some of these for my birthday. I HIGHLY recommend them. Gussy (and little bro) got me one for Christmas and I LOVE it.
:: I also want this or this. And this place is having a SALE!

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2nd Day of 21

I am feeling really sad and reflective this morning. Last night a good friend of mine told me that her sister-in-law's mom just found out that she has brain cancer. The doctor's have given her about three months to live.

My friend and I were just with this woman (Mrs C) when we went to the dinner theatre. Remember that? This woman recently battled pancreatic cancer (what Patrick Swayze had and also what my grandfather died of) and was extremely skinny when I saw her. My mom used to know this lady from around town, too. She was a teacher at one time.

Mrs C. has two grown children (a son and the daughter I mentioned) and one three-year-old grandson. I just don't even know what I would do if I found out that one of my parents (or husband or brother, etc) only had three months to live. Or if I found out that I only had three months to live, what would I do? How would I handle that?

I strongly believe that God gives us the strength we need to deal with things- as we need it. It's not something I can comprehend. Everything seems so unimportant. So many things that I would want to do and say and see and hear. It's just a very overwhelming thought- having to cram a lifetime into a couple of months.

This morning, in my 2nd day of 21 days of prayer, I'm thinking of Mrs C and her family. I pray that God gives her peace and strength, what I pray for myself all the time. I pray that God comforts her and her family and that they feel Him and His love.

I pray for everyone who is sick with cancer right now. I pray for their families and friends.

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Monday, January 5, 2009


I'm a believer in "signs". I think that God speaks to you if you listen. Maybe it's partly because I'm a romantic, maybe because I'm a dreamer. For whatever reason, I had a sign this morning and I wanted to share it.

I am not usually awake at 6:45AM. I don't usually watch tv this early but for whatever reason, I'm awake this early now and watching tv. More specifically, watching local channel 2. I usually change the channel when commercials come on (especially cheesy tv preachers- just don't usually like them) but because I was browsing the 'net, I didn't.

This local pastor talked about 21 days of prayer and fasting. This is just what I need right now. I have to admit that for whatever reasons, I have slacked off in my relationship with God and this is just the thing I need to get back on track.

Today, I'm praying-
:: to thank God for still being right next to me, no matter what

:: for strength to plow through things that are uncomfortable for me

:: for sleep tonight

:: to thank Him for my family, as usual

:: for safe driving on the rainy roads

:: that the children have a good first day at school

:: for Ruth, Blue's grandmother who is always close to my heart and in my thoughts lately, she went into the nursing home recently and it just kills me

:: for Blue and me- all things we are going through

:: for these girls who will be the new kids at school today, and for all of the new kids


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Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year

I'm excited that things are going to begin getting back to normal soon. The children go back to school, work schedules resume, my tv shows come back...

I plan to go tomorrow to register for a class or two. I don't know what exactly I'll need to do but I'm sure that someone can help me. I'm very excited about it. I'm very nervous about it. I went to high school a long time ago. I left in 1998 and got my GED which is something I don't like to discuss. I had a lot of health and personal problems and I just couldn't "do" school anymore. I still had an overall 3.2 average (or something like that).

I did very, very well on my ACT. I did very, very well on the GED test (it was a joke). Still, I'm scared TO DEATH that college will be too hard for me and I will fail. I'm extremely afraid of stupid. And failure.

I am not so good at the Math. I had some poor teachers in middle school and I don't think that my basic skills were ever very strong. I understand Algebra when it's taught to me but I don't know fractions or even how to add multiple numbers. My multiplication isn't so great either. I will probably have to take remedial Math(s) in college. That is okay, I guess. I need to learn.

I didn't know if I should share all this here but I thought, "Why not?" It's like everything else- my addictions, my weight, my depression, my recovery- it's me. I want to have these things written down. I have so many feelings about this subject and writing helps me. If you enjoy reading about it in the process, so be it.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Terrible News

Reports out of the Bahamas say that John and Kelly Travolta's 16-year old son, Jett, has died. Read more here and here.

How very, very awful.

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