Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Facebook pet peeves

So I was reading one of the blogs I follow and there was a post about the love hate relationship people have with facebook and I thought it was funny. I had my facebook page for a long time and very rarely got on- even when I do now it is for 5 minutes b/c I am bored and just want to see if there is any new pics of friends. Sometimes I think I should just get rid of it, but then I lose my connection to so many old friends. But, facebook is quite frustrating sometimes. Some of the many things that frustrate me are:

- How it sends me all these silly game updates for games I am not even a part of- I mean I don't care if you milked a cow on farmville this morning

-People who post 10 status updates a day. "Went to the store, bought milk, came home, took a nap, cooked dinner, ...." I mean really?? Who Cares?! Thank goodness for the hide button that is now available to hide people's status updates who you really don't care to read

-People who use it to be mean to other people- why? It is to connect with friends, not act like a 12 year old and start drama

-People who constantly make comments about their political views and put down others...I mean I get it, I am a firm believer in To Each is Own, but c'mon, you know all your facebook friends don't have the same beliefs and that is fine, but if all your posts are about politics/religion, etc then facebook probably isn't the right platform

Those are just a few. Anyone else have a love/hate relationship with facebook/myspace/twitter??

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A proud wife

Today I feel amazingly proud of my husband. I am always proud of him, but today I just want to tell you all how great of a husband he is. He is such a hard worker, such a good daddy to our puppies, such a good friend to me and all of his friends, a great brother, a loving son to his parents and son-in-law to mine, brother-in-law, co-worker, and so much more. I am proud of all he does and how hard he works. I know sometimes I can nag him or be hard on him, but I just want the best for him and have high expectations from him. Honey- I am very proud of you, thank you for all you do and I love get back to work- can't wait to do some more home projects, lol.

Monday, June 28, 2010

My weekend review

So Friday as I was on my way to my hair appt and less than a 1/2 mile from the exit, I get a speeding ticket :(  It was sooo disappointing and heartbreaking, but I guess now I have to move on. It just freaking sucks, I was only speeding up to get around the slow line of cars to my right and over to the exit so the cars behind me wouldn't hit me. I was soo nervous that my hands were shaking and I could barely find my I.D. I guess the cop was nice enough to lower my speed by 3 mph so that I wouldn't get any points (according to him), but now I just have to wait for it to be submitted and see how much it is going to cost us $$. I was so upset, it is such a freaking waste of money, I know, I need to slow down, but I really wasn't going very fast. Ugh! :(   I am still sad about it. Anywhoo- I did end up making it to my hair appointment, but I was late, so they dyed my hair and I had to leave with it wet. It is definitely dark, not quite black, but close. Friday night we went to o'charley's with a few of our friends, it was a fun time, then Allan and I continued the fun at our neighbor friend's house. So as we were cracking open the cold beverages, there was a knock at the door- it was this creepy woman across the street saying "I saw a bunch of you hanging out so I came over". (She had a beer in hand) she sits down and begins to play cards with us. Since day 1, this woman rubbed me the wrong way and tonight was no different. I cannot count the # of smart comments she had to say. Saturday, we went to bike class and just relaxed, watched the World Cup then went to see Grown Ups- VERY funny by the way. Sunday, my mom came up, we watched some more soccer and cooked dinner last night. Other than the speeding ticket it was a nice weekend.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Today I am going back to the dark side...

So, I always go back and forth, but each and every time I get has been I guess about a year since my hair has been fully dark (all one color), but I have decided (like I always do) to give it another try and to keep it dark. I am naturally very dark, near black, so I figure why not. I mean it is so much less expensive, less maintenance, so much more healthy looking and shiny, but yes, I am currently very pale. I used to go to the tanning bed and go to the pool and lay out, but now as an adult I care about my skin and want to protect it, not to mention, I HATE being in a bathing suit. After my colon surgery I was left with a little perma-pooch. Not that I loved my tummy before, but now I hate it. Anyways, back to the subject, today I am going to get my hair done and I am dying it all one color- DARK DARK BROWN. At first, until it has faded a bit, it will probably look almost black. Then, it will fade and probably too fast since the highlights were pretty light and I will have to go back and have them do it again. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Drinking beer good for you?!

So I personally cannot stand beer, but my husband is definitely a fan of the beverage. I was reading and found this interesting article.

5 Healthy Reasons To Have a Beer Today
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM

  |  posted by Jenny Everett

It's Cinco De Mayo, which means one thing: Happy hour will be packed tonight. I'm usually a wine drinker because it's the healthier, less-likely-to-make-me-feel-bloated-tomorrow option. But tonight, in honor of Mexico's heritage (and, of course, $1 drafts!), I'm going with beer.

While drinking until you're smashed is linked to all sorts of badness (including breast cancer), beer in moderation (two drinks or less) actually has some real health benefits. So steer clear of the beer bong and have a couple of pints with a clear conscience-- here are five legit ways to justify tonight's Coronas:


Earlier this year, researchers at the University of California took on the very tough job of analyzing 100 commercially-available beers. They found that most of them contained enough silicon to benefit bone health (past studies have found that women who are light to moderate beer drinkers have better bone density than non-beer drinkers). Recommended daily dose: No more than two cold ones. And opt for Ales and Pale Ales, which have higher levels of the bone-bolstering silicon than darker varieties. 

A number of studies have shown that moderate consumption of alcohol--beer included--may lower your risk of heart disease. In one Harvard study, healthy-minded types who rated their alcohol intake as moderate had 40 to 60 percent lower incidence of heart attack. 


Research has found that hops--the bitter flavor that balances out the sweetness of beer-- is a great source of polyphenols, which lower bad cholesterol, fight cancer, to give your immune system a boost. This particular study was funded by a beer association (And, fun fact: The subjects were nuns!), but its findings have been backed up by unaffiliated experts who agree that, in moderation, the polyphenols in beer may have a positive effect on HDL and LDL.


A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that moderate drinking may be associated with better brain function. Women who consumed up to two drinks a day scored 20 percent higher on a cognitive functioning test than those who had less than one drink.


Researchers at Granada University in Spain say that beer beats water when it comes to hydration. Subjects ran on a treadmill in 104-degree temps until they couldn't take it anymore, then their hydration levels, motor skills, and ability to concentrate were measures. Half of the runners were given two half pints of Spanish lager while the other half were given good ol' H2O. The beer drinkers scored slightly better--a result that's attributed to sugars salts, and bubbles in the beer enhancing the body's ability to soak up water. As a bonus, the carbs replaced the calories they just sweated out. I'm going to stick to water post-workout, but at least I can feel confident that a few drinks tonight won't completely sabotage my workout tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Today's work meeting

So today the CEO of our company decided to finally give the corporate employees an update on the business. Are we going bankrupt? Is he leaving the company? etc. He begins by saying no, he is not planning on leaving the company and we are not just going to roll over and file bankruptcy, that the cuts are just cleaning house and they are needed. Then, he proceeds to ask employees over and over to step it up. Step it up, or there is the elevator. Step it up people, complacency will not be allowed! Ok, I mean yes, I agree that the people who stink at their jobs should probably be let go, but to the others who were listening and are working their asses off, this was probably not the best thing to boost their morale. We already only have a handful of employees who I would  consider valuable. The rest- you could go grab someone semi intelligent off the streets and replace. I mean I hate to say that, but do believe it is true. So why would you want to run the good ones away? It makes no sense. I would already bet that 80+% of the good employees are looking for new jobs and don't think today's meeting helped. I am been fortunate at this company, I have been moving up, receiving raises and treated pretty descent, but my husband hasnot been treated as well! He works his ass off- and is SOOOO Smart! Weird, being with him made me realize 2 things: 1. How good I have had it here and 2. How bad some other people have had it. Stay tuned....

Monday, June 21, 2010

My weekend review

Friday the hubs and I worked from home which was nice. That evening we had our neighborhood block party. Our prez decided we couldn't use HOA funds b/c of some non sense, so Adrienne (VP) and I (treasurer) ended up paying our own money to host the party- which is absolutely ridiculous, but you know...whatever. I mean we have 8 houses in our neighborhood, I think the HOA could have paid $50 to support the summer kick off, but it's over now, so I will move on. The party was fun, until our dogs got in a big fight over a raw hide at our neighbors house. Poor Otis was hurt once again. Saturday we woke up and spent about 7 hours helpnig our friends move into their rental...well Allan mostly was the one helping, but I was there too, lol. It took forever...but that's what friends do. We came home, rested, then went to Lowes and to get Allan's hair cut. At lowes we picked up some around the house projects (cabinets for the laundry room and a new ceiling fan for the office). I am really starting to love these little home projects, next weekend we are going to start our built in cabinets in the living room! :) Saturday night we had dinner at apple bee's...yummy, chocolate molten cake is my FAV! Then we rented some vampire movie that I cannot remember the name of- it was gross but a good movie. Sunday, Allan completed the new projects- which look great! I have the best hubby ever!!! oH, and we did the usual IHOP run for breakfast...I wanted to make him breakfast in bed, but we still had guests in our house, so I had to postpone until next weekend. Then, my Dad, step mom and sister came over and we cooked out for father's day and played a little lawn darts. It was a good weekend, lots of hard work, but I enjoyed spending so much time with my husband. Looking forward to him being a daddy next year on father's day (we hope).

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

No Baby this month...

So as you all know when Allan and I find out we are having a baby, we will be super, duper excited. My dad- probably not so much, lol. Anyways, we are not in a mega hurry, but we will be thrilled whenever it does happen. Not this month though, so now we just try, try again. And the trying part is the key. Although we are newlyweds, lately we have been soooo stressed out with work and everything else going on that we are neglecting eachother, but we talked about it and we know our marriage is our #1 priority- so that being said, we will give it another go and a month from now see. For now, we are leaving it in God's hands to decide when is the right time, but in about 6 months or so if we still haven't had any luck, we will visit the doctor to get their opinions also. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

People at work dropping like flies!

Man, we have laid off 100+ people this year, HR is sending out emails to let people know they can take unpaid time off and making it sound like a benefit, people are just on edge here. While we already are not a company filled with talented efficient employees, all the good ones are trying their best to get the heck out of dodge. Are we going to get paid? Is our name on the list this week? I mean this is just soooo stressful. Oh, and did I mention my husband and I work for the same company? Yeah, not the smartest thing in the world, we know, but this is where we met and so far we are both still here....stay tuned.

Congrats to our friends!

So I think I have mentioned that we currently have a packed house. Allan's good friends from Florida and Albequerque have moved to Atlanta and bought a jewerly store. So they along with their pregnant wives, adorable son and Moo Moo the dog are currently staying with us. They signed on the store yesterday and we toasted to champagne last night. How cool is that?! They dropped everything, quit their jobs and took a huge risk, while I am very very hopeful it will work out for them, I think it is cool either way. How many times in your life do you have the opportunity to do this, I mean I am just in envy. I wish them the best of luck...and hoping they find an awesome place nearby to raise their expanding families!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Today is my Mommy's birthday!

So today is my Mom's birthday and it just makes me think about how much I love her. She is such a great mom and although at times she gets on my last nerves and I may not be as nice to her as I should, I love her very much and would do anything for her like I know she would for me. She is a special education teacher with a huge heart. I have always admired her patience and understanding. Mommy- Happy Birthday, I love you!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A successful 2 months, and a lifetime to go!

Today is me and my hubby's 2 month anniversary since we got married. Some people think we are silly for celebrating the months, but this is our first year being married and we are having a blast celebrating each and every moment. I couldn't have imagined marrying a better man. He is so loving and so kind, but yet so strong and manly and able to do anything from kill a bug to put up a garage door opener. He is so smart and intelligent and just absolutely everything I could ever ask for in a husband. Happy 2 months honey, I love you!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Going to start saving up for a Boat!

Do you remember the days when you couldn't wait till summer? No School, sleeping in, fun vacations...Ah, those were the days! Now, summer just means more things to do around the house, outdoor projects, hot sun, weddings, and a packed as usual calendar. Neither my hubby or I work for the greatest company right now, so I know I can't get too excited and go dig into our savings tomorrow, but I am going to start right away saving up for a boat. Nothing brand new or fancy, just a nice boat that can hold about 6-8 people that is affordable, runs well and looks descent. We live only about 15 minutes from the wonderful Lake Lanier, so what a great way to have those summers back that you look forward to. I can picture myself now relaxing out on the boat with my hubby, sitting on a raft near the boat and soaking up the sun.

Monday, June 7, 2010

My weekend review...

Friday my hubby and I worked from home which was nice because we got to sneak out and have lunch together. Then, we had dinner at a mexican restaurant with friends and went to see "Killers"- which was very cute. Man, Ashton Kutcher is so HOT! Saturday, we ran many errands, went through DVD's, took a big truckload of items to the goodwill, got some new silverware, which we love, went to the gym and did some clean up around the house. We also had our usual Saturday breakfast at IHOP. Saturday night was date night! We were celebrating 1 year since we got engaged so we went to an AWESOME italian restaurant and then we went to the Diner and got desert to go. We rented a movie and ate our cake in bed, which was delish and called it a night. Sunday, Allan made me breakfast in bed, LOVE our new waffle maker, we did more errands and clean up, went on a walk and went to our friends for a cookout. It was a great weekend! This week our friends are moving to Atlanta, so begining on Saturday we will have a very packed house. It is definitely going to take me some adjusting, but that is what friends are for.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Otis and his terrible habit

OMG, We cannot get Otis to quit eating poop. Overall he is a good boy, he holds his pee and poop in his crate all day while we are at work, which is amazing, but he has a couple of really gross habits that are driving me CRAZZZY!

1) he keeps pooping in the dining room. We don't use that room very often and there is a bamboo type rug in there. Not sure if he is getting confused and the texture reminds him of outside or if he just knows we don't use that area so he thinks he can get away with it, but it is driving me bonkers!

2) When he poops in the house, he keeps eating it! AHHHHHH, it is sooo gross. I don't know what he is thinking- maybe he doesn't want to get in trouble, not sure.

This little guy is sooo freaking adorable and so loving and I feel so bad for him the way Oreo is always attacking him, but we have got to break him of these horrible habits, they are just gross. He is only 7 months old, so I am hoping if we keep a better eye on him we can stop him from doing this.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Oh How I miss thee....

So as you will learn, I like to have everything on a schedule. My career, my marriage, my day to day life. I know, it is not good, but it just makes me feel focused and on track. It isn't extreme, I don't go walking around with a calendar or anything, but I do like to plan slightly ahead of time. Every Tuesday, my husband and I have been going to Hot Yoga class. Occassionally we would miss class due to having to work late or being out of town, but it was ok, because I knew class would be there next week. Well, the freaking gym went to a new summer schedule and bye bye 6:15 Hot Yoga. No...... How could they do this without consulting with me first? This was my 1 hour a week to put all my worries in a balloon and let them go. Of course, we had to pick our balloons up on our way out, but I was really starting to enjoy being able to completely relax and stretch out my body for an hour a week. Now- well now we have to wait until August for it to come back on the schedule.

So last night we replaced Hot Yoga with a spin class. I just bought my husband bike shoes for his birthday that clip into the stationary bike. First time around, he couldn't figure it out in time for class, but we went back and this time he got them in and loved them. I think it was the most I have ever seen him sweat. It felt good. We are by no means fitness gurus, but I LOVE to workout. I just like getting my time in the gym because it helps me de-stress and feel better and healthier- oh and I did mention that we love to eat right? Well yes, we do, so going to the gym makes me feel "more balanced". I had a really, really good routine and schedule prior to meeting the Mr. and since then we have been off and on- more on lately, which is good, but we are really trying to stay focused and hit the gym at least 4 days a week. Since it is summer time, I am going to look for some fun outdoor activities to get us active as well...Stone Mountain, the local boardwalk, maybe a few 5k's- who knows.

I am really looking forward to this summer with my husband.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My weekend

This weekend Allan and I got to meet our new nephew Aidan and visit my brother and sister-in-law. It started out rocky...we got off the preflight parking van and Allan realized he left his phone on it. Uh-oh! So he was crabby and pissed and wanting to stand there and wait till the guy came back around, keep in mind there are about 3 drivers and they only go to drop off passengers when they have someone flying out on that airline, so we very well could have been waiting all night. I came up with the BRILLIANT idea of going to the pick up area and wait for him there- which worked and he got his phone back. I am such a wonderful wife, I know. I was really happy our trip didn't begin on a sour note and that he found his phone, so off to our flight...well, then we find out our flight was delayed....and kept getting later and later as we sat and waited. Finally we boarded with a 5 hour delay on Spirit Airlines. Have I mentioned how crappy spirit is?? Yes, they sometimes have cheap fares, but their customer service is TERRIBLE, their planes are dirty and if you notice the crowd they attract is not the best either. Everyone was either pissed off or drunk by the time our plane left and the flight attendants were RUDE, that it was just not a good experience. I said I would never fly again and I mean it- well, unless the fare is incredibly, incredibly cheaper than Delta and it is a very short trip. We finally got to Florida and got to meet our new nephew...How cute is he!!!

It was sooo nice getting to meet him and visiting my brother and sister-in-law. We left bright and early Monday morning and once again, we had a delay, only an hour this time, thank goodness. We got to Atlanta, picked up our car and went to pick up our pups. Then, we came home and took a family nap, woke up and went to my dad's house to celebrate Allan and my sister's birthday with a cookout. Allan felt soooo special getting all the son-in-law and brother-in-law cards, it really made me happy!