Twister



Definitely tired of the multiple tornado warnings!
We are supposed to have one more big storm and then hopefully it will be over.  I'm going back to work where my office is partly underground.
I hope you all are having better than Kentucky!!
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Put On a Show Kind of Girl


After reading Water for Elephants with two of my friends, we went last night to see the movie.  It was amazing!  I honestly liked it better than the book, I think thats the first time that has ever happened.  Also, aside from the story, the movie was just beautiful to watch.  I loved every single thing Marlena (Reese Witherspoon) wore.  I wish I lived back then so I could dress like that.  All of the acting was great!  I might go see it again, and I never like to see movies twice.  So, in the spirit of the circus:










 Now, officially a R. Patz fan...was a little worried about his acting because of Twilight, but I thought he did a really good job.

 He did a really great job!
I want Reese's hair and robe.


Another of my favorite types of Circus: Brit Brit

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Easters Past

Easter 2011.  
This is the only decent picture I took.  It rained and we didn't get to do the Easter Egg hunt.  I would show you pictures but I didn't get to take any because after I tried to take one I got hit with a flying Easter egg.  Lets just say it was a long day and move on to more fun Easters of the past ;)
 Easter 2010, with our adorable nephew.
 Easter 2009, full on Easter egg hunting mode.
 Easter 2008, I found the "Lucky Egg"
 Easter 2007.  Possibly the most ridiculous picture of Joey, ever.  But this sums up the annual Easter Egg hunt pretty well.  So bummed we didn't get to do it this year!

Hope everyone had a lovely Easter.  I am so thankful Easter is not really about eggs and bunnies, but my Savior!

Tomorrow: My obsession with Water for Elephants, the circus & wishing I could dress like I lived in the 1920s & 1930s.
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Channeling Haley

I took some inspiration from Haley from A.I. today for Keeneland.  I think she is the cutest thing ever, and has the best voice.  I have been listening to her version of "Benny & the Jets" on repeat.  If anyone wants to know where to get the real version of her outfit, The Possessionista did a post about it.  I love that girl...(The Possessionista and Haley!)



Heres hoping I don't get sucked into a tornado and am able to post about Easter tomorrow!
Here is Joey and I last year during the annual Easter Egg Hunt.  I'm praying for good weather.  Although I hear that on years it rains Joey's Mema makes everyone sit in a circle and she chucks Easter eggs at you for about an hour.  So that could be fun too ;)

Hope you all are spending Easter in sunny weather and with your families!

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What I'm Loving Wednesday

1. This bikini The Possessionista had on her blog today from 90210.  However, as someone who has no shame in admitting I don't like to spend more than $20 on anything other than my hair color, I will keep looking for a less expensive option.  Sorry DVF!
2.  The long walks we have gotten to go on this week, thanks to the smiling sunshine.  And it looks like right now it is trying to peek back out just for me.

3. My extremely easy work week...and today is my Thursday!  Thank you Good Friday.

4. The motivation I've had lately.  Thank you Spring.

5. Pregnant in Heels.  I am obsessed with this show and want to be Rosie Pope.

6. American Idol night & Modern Family night.  I promise my life doesn't revolve around my television...just around my DVR ;)


7. Someone told me yesterday that I was the most organized and detailed person they'd ever met.  Finally, some recognition ;)
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Before & After: Kitchen

When we moved into our house our kitchen had all old appliances, including the original stove!  We quickly traded them all out for new black appliances and added a new sink.  We painted the back splash area with black chalkboard paint (which we've yet to write on) and installed new dark grayish black countertops.  The cabinets were in great shape but we didn't like the wood.  While I was out of town one weekend Joey painted them white!  I love white cabinets.  We also added new knobs.  We painted the walls what was supposed to be light gray but turned out looking a little violet...work in progress!  Only thing we have left to do is the floors.  I need to find something that won't hold dirt, because unfortunately the only way to let the pups in from outside is through the kitchen.
Here is our After:


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Weekend Update

Just thought I'd share some pictures from my weekend.  Everyone who knows me knows that I am fairly anti-social, but I surprised Joey this weekend by being a little social butterfly.  I don't know if I told you I married my total opposite.  I love alone time and being a homebody and he wants every day to be a party.  He joked that I was so excited when at 1am he told me he was ready to go home on Saturday night.  The top picture is at the Maker's Mark party, and the bottom is downtown for a friend's birthday.

I have the easiest week of work ever, with tomorrow off for a doctors appointment (lady doctor, eek!) and Friday off for the Good Friday holiday.  

Hope everyone has a great Monday!!!
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Mr. Tyler and Me

I love me some A.I. And now that my current reality tv husband, Paul, is gone (really, America?)...tear...lets talk about the coolest.person.alive. Aka, Mr. Tyler. I wish I was related to him. Mainly so I could raid his closet...and steal his hair products.

For about 5 years at least, my favorite song was "Don't wanna miss a thing." But I love "Crazy" too. Kind of weird that its his daughter in it, but he can do whatever he wants...he's Steven Tyler.

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Velveteen Rabbit


EXCERPT FROM THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
~ By Margery Williams ~


"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but Really loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

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Spring Meet

Going to Keeneland today!! Opening day was yesterday, so I'm sure today will be packed.
We will probably have to deal with some traffic like this.
But I'll be with my best friend so we won't care.

But I'll miss my hubby!

happy saturday :)
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Neopolitan


We had a meeting at work the other day and started by all taking a personality quiz. There were three different personality types: Chocolate, Strawberry & Vanilla. Then we all had to guess what each other was. I love stuff like this so I thought you all might too. Here are the descriptions:

Chocolate:
Like structure, order & tradition. Good manners.
They want clear lines of authority, organizational charts, peace, quiet & solitude.
What drives them nuts: Lack of planning, unexpected change, messy work areas.
Prefer to be rewarded with: money, awards, certificates of achievement, medals.
Like to plan ahead and are able to save for a rainy day.
Dependable, honest, organized, loyal, patient.
May be viewed as opinionated, resistant to change, perfectionist.

Strawberry:
Enjoy independence & unrestricted freedom, opportunities for creativity, self discovery & personal growth.
Want to be responsible for themselves, able to do things their own way.
What drives them nuts: Committees, strict rules, inability to use creativity.
Prefers to be rewarded with: Freedom, personal time off, money.
Creative, independent & self sufficient.
May be viewed as self centered, disinterested in the goals & needs of others.

Vanilla:
Enjoy warm, friendly relationships, social interaction, teamwork.
They want a sense of belonging, people contact, congeniality & the sharing of feelings.
What drives them nuts: Disagreement, confrontation & misunderstandings, having to work alone, people they perceive as "cold."
Prefers to be rewarded with: Public praise, social events, hugs, thank you cards.
Friendly, comfortable in social situations, kind & compassionate.
May be seen as having their feelings too easily hurt, often feeling left out or mistreated, too "nosey" and getting too involved in the personal lives of others, unable to say no.

What do you all think you are? I wish I could give you all the quiz.
I was Strawberry, with second place being Chocolate. Everyone at work thought I was chocolate, because thats what I mainly act like at work. I have lists taped all over my office walls & I'm really organized.

When I got home I made Joey take the quiz and he knew immediately that I was a strawberry and so did my mom. Joey and I were almost exact opposites on everything. He was closer to being neopolitan because all of his answers were close, but he was mainly Vanilla. I guess opposites attract!!
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Hi/Low


I keep a Prayer Journal and I try to write in it every night. I write out my prayers to God, look back on old prayers and write down updates, keep track of my goals, write down quotes I like and whatever else comes to mind. I don't remember a time I didn't keep a journal. I just like keeping record of things. I also always write down the "High & Low" points of my day. I didn't mean to do this, but by keeping track of my high and low, it became even more obvious to me the things I value in life & what I need to do to be happy. Any time I didn't get a chance to go to bed early, that is usually the low of my day. I don't necessarily like going to sleep early, but I love being alone in our bedroom, before Joey is ready to go to bed, and spending time reflecting on the day, journaling and reading. If I don't get to do that I regret it. Alone time is very important to me. I have to be alone for a little bit every single day or I get really grouchy and in a bad mood. If I don't get to exercise that is usually a low. I think its weird to look back at the end of the day, and hopefully I've had a good day and nothing terrible happened to be my low, and I realize, 'wow I had no idea when that was happening that it would be the low point.'

So far today, my High is:
Beautiful weather
Long walk with Joey
Right now that Joey is making me dinner
Line dancing at a Senior Center today

Low:
Will be if I don't get my butt up and work out!


What is the one thing you have to do everyday to have a great day??
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The Most Exciting Thing That Happened To Me Today

Today I:
-Went to work
-Watched Bethenny Ever After
-Had Bible Study with my girlfriends
-Got a free smoothie from Tropical Smoothie
-Went on a walk
-Ordered hummus dip
-Ate a peanut butter sandwich

Which do you think was the most exciting?






My loyal readers (are you out there??) would know:
The most exciting thing that happened to me today was the return of my HUMMUS DIP!!
Ding ding ding!!!
(Had you all confused with the free smoothie)
Remember this post??
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Obviously.

This is what I went through for this darn hummus:
1. Drive all over Lexington in a snow storm once I realize they are discontinuing.
2. Talk to Kroger Customer Service and do a special request order.
3. Receive letter from corporate stating that they no longer sell hummus.

4. Email Kroger
5. Receive disappointing email.
6. Check two different cities for hummus.
7. Go to Whole Foods, no luck.
8. Call Whole Foods for Special Request order. Denied.
9. Just now realizing I'm crazy.
10. Create account on Kroger.com and send in customer comment.
11. Decide to make my own hummus. Not the same.
12. Browse Kroger website, find this website and get to ORDER MY HUMMUS.

Of course I ordered in bulk, spent $30 on hummus. Wow.
Now why did Kroger not just tell me that in the first place?

Obsessive much??



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