Tuesday, June 14, 2011

*New Room*

This is my 75th post ... wow ... when I first started blogging and realized that I ran out of things to bitch about I wondered how I would continue on in the blogoshpere ... but alas I have kept going (sporadic at best I know ... sorry) and I think I have all of you lovely people to thank. I would have never made it to 75 without inspiration and link ups and reading all your fabulous stories! So, thank-you my friends! And thank-you for not giving up on me when I don't blog for a week (oooppss sorry).

Anyways ... on with the post ... does anyone remember when I showed you all the awful pictures of my 13 year old room that I had to move back into and I told you that my wonderful, amazing mother was in the process of re-doing it and suiting it to my adult needs? If you don't remember you can go HERE and see the ugly pictures and my wish that it be re-done right away. Well .... it's finally finished! Wooooooooo! I love it here now! I hardly leave! :) there's still some picture frames that need hung and new pictures put in them ... but the big overall picture is D-O-N-E Woooo! Take a look ...

The NEW bathroom! :)

Bigger views of the room :)

My favorite part of my room :) the bookshelf, desk combo 
What can I say ... I'm an English Teacher

Ta Da! There it is :) and I'm loving every minute of living in it!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Book 'em Dano!

Remember how I complained all week about not knowing what day it is? These girls are the reason for all my confusion

First the women from a former school I worked for took me out to celebrate my new Big Girl JOB!
They made me do shots
and more shots
oh and some more shots


Then it was off to a Bachelorette party for the pretty girl in the pretty red dress
it was on an island
with lots of drink
lots of penis (the decorating kind ... ha)
lots of sun
lots of dancing
not so much food
not so much sleep
and a ferry ride back home


Then it was Memorial Day Parade tradition with my beautiful girlfriends
which also meant
no sleep
and some day drinks

Need I say more?

Here's hoping I get my days straight this week :)

But if the epitome of fun isn't driving a penis clad golf cart on an island, while day drinking
celebrating marriage
then I just don't know what you think fun is.

Friday, June 3, 2011

What Day Is It?

I suck at blogging ... when everything else in life gets so busy and crazy and my room looks like a hurricane ripped through it and I have to be 18 different places at once and my puppy is crying because he wants walked and I have a stack of books I have to read by the end of August and months worth of planning to do for my BRAND NEW JOB and my horses stall needs cleaned desperately and the laundry is overflowing ... blogging is the thing that falls by the wayside. I am sorry. If you gave up reading my blog ... well I just don't blame you.

I went through this whole week until today thinking Wednesday was actually Tuesday and then I got to today and realized it was Friday but it doesn't really matter because I also have to work tomorrow which happens to be Saturday.

Take pity on me please and send me some suggestions on how to keep my life and my blogger in order!

Have a great weekend ... since it is Friday after all.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Today I'm sticking to My Own Kind :)

Have you ever heard that ridiculous phrase ("stick to your own kind") uttered in a movie? Every time I hear it I roll my eyes ... however today I am joining in the fun over at flip flops and pearls for (semi) Wordless Wednesday and EMBRACING my "own kind" :) enjoy

*you can't tell ... but trust me ... it's RED*

*She's the woman that taught me to not only LOVE my red hair ... but own it ... proudly*

Thanks for joining for (semi) Wordless Wednesday ... now hurry on over to flip flops and pearls to find some other grand pictures :)


Happy Hump Day!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Many Manic Mumblings of Mondays

Hey y'all ... I feel like a mumbler today ... this is probably because I might have a case of the Mondays ... instead of fighting this I'm going to embrace it ... see that positivity?
In order to embrace the mood I'm joining my fellow mumblers about miscellaneous items over at lowercase letters  for miscellaneous mondays.
 Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
1. Today is a struggle
as was yesterday
because I apparently thought I could drink with the Big Boys on Saturday
guess what folks ... I can not

My Dad and his assistant coaches and my uncle and their friends
destroyed me ... and I'm still paying for it
two days later

2. It started raining again today
such is life

3. My hair is beyond frizzy
yeah ... that's what it looks like ... or would if I hadn't pulled it up

4. Tomorrow I get to go in and meet everyone at my
Brand New Teaching Job

5. of course then the planning starts
did I already say such is life?

Happy Monday Y'all ... embrace the Monday Mumbles :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"I Don't CARE" Thursday

So I was hopping around blogger and stumbled upon Elizabeth's fabulous post today.  Being that I am also an Elizabeth, I had to stop and check it out.  Just let me tell you ... she rocks ... and inspired me by her honesty of things she just doesn't care about to give you a list of things I also just do not care about. She said she wanted to feel like less of a brat, so I'm going to come up with my own bratty list of things I don't care about to show her that lots of people feel this way ... they just won't own up to it like she did.

Before I start this list let me suggest you make your way HERE and check out Elizabeth's wonderful self!

Here it goes ...
Here's a little insight to the things I just don't care about
  • Yeah, I know it's raining and it's been raining and it's going to keep raining and it sucks. But complaining about it won't help and I don't care how much you hate the rain ... take a clue ... so does everyone, but not everyone constantly whines about it.
  • Yes, I know that I should probably lose a little weight and that I'm not entirely happy with the way I look, but somedays are hamburger days. Period. and I don't care.
  • I watch all kinds of reality TV. From Bethenny to Say yes to the Dress to America's Next Top Model to every deliciously scandalous Housewife ... I watch it all and I LOVE it. It entertains me people and takes my mind off my own drama so I don't care if you think it's stupid.
  • It might seem stupid to you to make a big deal out of Dalton's 1st birthday because yes I know he's "just" a dog. But really, he's my baby and besides my horse my only pride and joy and I'll spoil him and buy him birthday gifts and act like he's a real child because he is my child and will be treated with lots of love ... I don't care.     

Besides ... look at that sweet boy .. how could you not spoil him

  • I will be forever grateful and excited that I finally got a JOB teaching :) I don't care if you think that makes me smug or if you think I'm stupid because I didn't ask what I would be making ... helllllllo it's THE JOB I've been waiting for and no matter what you say ... I DON'T CARE
See Elizabeth :) you're not the only brat ... haha ... in all reality I don't think it's bratty to not care about every little thing or to not care about every little thing people think about me ... I just think that's honest ... cheers to Elizabeth for being honest and inspiring me to do the same!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Did ya give up on me?

If you are in fact one of the people who actually read my posts and did in fact give up on me ... I DON'T
BLAME YOU! I've been MIA for so long that I'm sure you've all forgotten what I blog about or if what I blog about is interesting or if you should really care about me at all! But here's the deal ... if you're one of those truly lovely loyal people who take the time to read this and HAVEN'T given up on me ... then this post is for you

I GOT A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been MIA because I've been stressing, worrying, obsessing,praying, preparing, analyzing, and losing sleep over an interview I had last week and then a second interview this past Friday ... and guess what lovelies ... after that second interview the superintendent offered me the JOB!!!! Starting in the fall I'm going to be a Freshmen Honors English Teacher!!! Woop Woop!!!! This is what I wanted, what I've dreamed about happening, what I've been blogging about not getting ... it's actually all happening :)

So, I'm sorry that I've been MIA but now I'm back and better than ever because everything I've prayed for, hoped for , wished for, dreamed for is coming true and trust me darlings I'm smiling from ear to ear!

I started this blog because I needed somewhere to vent my anger and disappointment and disbelief in my former state. I was missing college, missing teaching, missing working, and unhappy ... so I turned to blogger and decided to spew my feelings and see if anyone would listen and it was such a surprise that some of you not only listened, but supported me and gave me hope that I am not alone. Thank-you for the lovely people out there who gave me that hope and the confidence to keep pushing ... because here's what I learned ... if you push through the suck and keep believing you will eventually come out somewhere good.

I will try my hardest to not be so MIA anymore ... luckily besides getting the big J-O-B and Mr. Dalton's 1st Birthday ... not a whole lot has happened.

 Sorry for all the pictures ... but look. at. that. face. I could just die. I can still remember the day we picked you out baby ... thank-you for making my miserable days seem so much better over the past year ... I love you handsome.

I'm like a nostalgic mom ... oh wait I am ... oh well ... who can help it. I can't believe my baby is 1 :)

So happy happy 1st Birthday to my baby boy Mr. Dalton and happy happy real, big, fabulous, great, teaching JOB to me! Woo!

Here's what I've learned ... The Reality of Life After College is ...

stuff will suck
nothing will go right
you won't get a job
whining and bitching are ok as long as you are actually doing something about your situation
keep working
keep working even when it seems as nothing will ever get better
be optimistic about chances
have hope
have faith
even when you feel worthless
and then one day all that hard work will pay off
and you will find your rhythm and place in life

Thank-you to all those lovelies who helped me and who didn't give up on me!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

I'm so sorry to anyone who actually likes to read my blog that I've been MIA! This week got ahead of me and I've been playing catch up ever since ... the really sucky thing about catch up is that you never really feel "caught up" hence the reason that I'm posting something about Friday on a Saturday while I proctor SAT's ... easshh ... oh well ... at least I make attempts, right?
Anyways, my post title is about success because even though I missed the actual link up yesterday I have to spend today celebrating Kori over at Blonde Episodes great achievement! SHE WROTE A NOVEL! I mean really she wrote a novel here people ... not just she had something bound and placed in her home to be able to say "yeah I wrote a book" NO it is published! It is released! And you can even buy an e-version of it HERE!

It's called Murder on the Boulevard by Kori Donahue ... How cool is this! She rocks! And so does her book! I bought it yesterday for my Kindle and I'm already HOOKED! 
Kori is a total inspiration for me, because I've always wanted to try my hand at writing a novel, being an English teacher and all, and she succeeded at doing just that!
CONGRATULATIONS KORI!!! This is incredible! And I'm sorry I missed out on the novel release party yesterday, but I linked up in spirit ... trust. Because this is amazing and you should be so happy!

If you haven't ever stopped in over at Blonde Episodes make sure you do. 1. you'll fall in love with it instantly and 2. congratulate Kori ... because this is big time!

Have a Happy Saturday lovelies and next week I'll try to remain on top of things!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ta-Da Tail Wagging Tuesday!

I finally got my shit together long enough to actually link up with miss CMae for another fun round of Tail Wagging Tuesday!!!!! I actually made it before 10:00 at night and before it today turned into Wednesday! SCORE! 

Today's topic for Tail Wagging Tuesday is "The Look" ... you know the "The Look" that only your baby can give 
Here's Mr. Dalton and his "Look"
This is the "Are you serious with what you just did, Mom?" look :) this one he reserves for me when I've done something worth him judging me over ... I get this one a lot when I pull already worn work out clothes out of the hamper ... it's like he knows I'm gross and if he could talk he would totally tell people that I am for sure!

That's my baby and his mom judging look :) I love him anyways I don't care if he judges me ... head over to see everyone else that knows their babies have "looks" :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Just keep swimming ... Just keep swimming

I love finding Nemo and Dory and the sentiment that sometimes you have to "Just keep swimming" or if you're David Foster Wallace realize that this is water and you must keep swimming to live. 

If you've haven't heard of this book do yourself a favor and pay attention to the one important thing I might say this century and BUY IT or borrow it and READ IT ... it will change your life. It will remind you that like Dory already knows you must keep swimming.

Remember: ‎"Diamonds are only chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs" ~Minnie Richard Smith

So Happy Monday My loves ... remember to keep swimming ... who knows if you keep on keepin on one day you'll stumble across the terrorist that has kept everyone in horror for so many years.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


It's been two weeks since I went on a tirade and decided that I MUST drop some poundage ... it's a slow progress and I don't have much to report :( easshh. I've been sick all week ... so stuffed up I can't breathe at all so working out hasn't been my top priority. Blah. I'm going to cross my fingers that this week will be better.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Favorite Things Thursday!

I stumbled upon this new link up and I'm so excited about the topic today! So ... if you want to see some people's favorite things and talk about BOOKS! (two of my favorite things) then head on over and visit Miss Melanie ... which you should do anyways because she's great!

Todays Topic is My Most Favorite Book!
This one is hard for me because they're so many series, and new books, and old books that I love! Because I love books! But here are some (oops cheating) of my favorites!

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina (Oprah's Book Club)
Tragically wonderful

To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus :) best dad ever

Letters to a Young Poet

inspiring ... Rilke saves me on a daily basis

Those are a few of the books that if I had to pack a bag and leave forever they must come with me!

What are your favorites? Go visit Melanie and let us know!

Happy Thursday Loves!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Playing Catch Up: a Tuesday with wagging tails and some Wednesday loves

I'm running behind schedule ... like a day behind schedule ... what? 
Sick puppies + sick mommas + irritating boyfriends + lack of sleep + masters + teaching + tailgating a high school lacrosse game (long story ... it's a best friend thing) = a day behind schedule ... so today I'm playing catch up and killing two birds with one stone (not really ... we don't actually kill birds here) anyways today you get two for the price of one!

The Tail Wagging Tuesday I missed was all about sleepy puppies! If you want to see all the other ones go visit CMae! over at Live What You Love and take a look at all the pretty babies! Plus ... CMae is awesome and you'll fall in love with her blog!

Mr. Dalton's favorite place to sleep is wherever Bailey is sleeping :) He loves to snuggle Bailey or Me :) and that is my favorite thing about him! Ever since I brought him home he has had a thing for blankies :) The last picture, with the purple blanky, is what he sleeps with now. Yes he sleeps in my bed, yes I think this is normal. and no I do not care that my allergies protest this I will not kick him out. So at night we have me and Mr. Dalton snuggled in my king sized bed with the purple blanky :)

OK on to Wednesday Loves
1. I'm loving teaching! I'm currently in a long term substitute position and I get to plan and teach and have my own (pretend) class ... I LOVE it :) This is what I should be doing people! Trust me! This is what I'm made for!

2. I'm loving that the Dalton baby is feeling better :) I was a worried momma there for awhile, but he seems to be doing better ... keep those fingers crossed this continues.

3. I'm loving nights out with my Jessica ... she makes everything better. You know those posts about me losing my mind about stupid ex-girlfriend and stupid boyfriend ... she made my life much more manageable last night ... special thanks to the lovely Jess for saving me over and over again
is that me tailgating a high school lacrosse game ... why yes it is ... complete with a cold and no understanding of lacrosse whatsoever 

to end this long, catch up post ... unfortunately ... here is one thing I don't love this Wednesday

poor poor other fur baby Mr. Gunner Man ... he got mud fever ... which is like a rash for horses. Mud fever = iodine baths that turns my white baby and my skin orange. It's been a long week ... why are my babies such a hot mess all at once? They're taking after their momma ... easshh

Happy Hump Day Loves ... Thanks for playing catch up with me :)