Monday, May 18, 2009

Moving to NYC

Well, I'm not. But I'm thinkin' about it....ha

That's why I haven't blogged lately....I've been preoccupied on how I'm gonna afford one of those sky rise apartments in NYC. New York City met all my expectations and more!

Ya'll, when I climbed those steps coming out of the subway for the first time it was awesome! Taxi's honking their horns, sirens in the distance (probably from someone being murdered) and the smell of hot dogs filled the air! I'm not sure why any of that would excite anyone but it did me! ha

I will have to admit that I even got emotional when we got to the top of the Rockerfeller Center, aka "Top of the Rock" which has the same great views as the Empire State Building. I was so embarrassed to be having actual tears over a view but this was a dream finally lived out! (There was also a grown man crying too, we didn't hug or anything)

More to come....I'm off to work!
Oh, and I STILL don't have a USB cord for my camera so I'll have to go to Wally World to make a cd of my pictures! I took like a billion......hahaha

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A time for prayer....and laughs too!

So, I've been surfing the 'net today and doin' a little blogging when I come across a blog I haven't read in a while. I'm sure most of you have read or heard of this family. They have overcome obstacles but are facing more....please, go read their story and pray!
Prayers for Stellan

In the midst of her pain, MckMamma, (I don't know her real name, ha) still has some humor through it all. She was totally making fun of this product but I may, for real, order one off the internet......go look NOW! It's called GoGirl and I seriously need to put one these in my purse!!!! :)

For those of you that went on the women's retreat will totally know why, but for those of you that wasn't there......well, don't laugh, but I peed on myself several times over the course of the weekend. The first major incident happened in Ober Gatlinburg when we went snow tubing. I used the bathroom first so my bladder SHOULD HAVE been empty. However, after I went down the first time, the second, third, and fourth time I emptied it just a little or lot more. The tooth-less guys that worked there got a pretty good laugh. Needless to say, after the fourth time I gave it up and went and sat my pee panties down.

So, watch out girls! Next time we go anywhere I might just break out the GoGirl thingy!!!! :))

(My favorite quote from the website is..."You won't be like a man but you can pee like one." HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ider Baptist Women's Retreat 2009

This re-cap may have to come in segments because, ya'll, I'm still exhausted!!!!

I have to say, "Yay, me" because I have landed my first very own you tube video. Ya'll, I am on my way to stardom, I just know it!!!

This particuluar recorded moment happend Saturday night after Lisa's third installment of her, "Stronger" Bible study......(it was awesome....I can't promise you what you will see next will be..)

It was titled Jennifer and Brooke's adventure but I have to make mention of our helper, Lori! For those of you who don't know she is our local postmaster of our post office! Thanks Lori for your help on this one! The back-up to my singing was awesome! :)

My agent gave me some pointers for next time:
1. Suck in. Never let go and let your abdomen shine through your shirt.
2. If you pee your pants and must change....go ahead and throw a t-shirt on with your pajama pants.
3. Get some singing lessons.

I'll be back with more re-caps later! Until then you can check out Lisa and Christi's blogs for more hilarious pictures and videos!

Monday, March 2, 2009

The beauty of Facebook

You just never know what can turn up when you least expect it!

Eleventh Grade Prom

Yeah, that's me...the bustiest girl in the crowd...Still don't see me? Well I'm the only one in a $4.99 red dress from the Salvation Army. You're probably thinking it was ok deal but what you don't see is the hemline. There is a full body shot of this dress out there floating around the internet that shows that this particular steal was an inch too short. You can see my shoes. Still not a big deal, you say? Well all the other girls with floor length dresses really go to the floor where mine doesn't.

If you don't recognize any of these girls it's because I left the big town of Ider my eleventh grade year and went to Madisonville High, home of the Tornadoes! Boy, was that a whirlwind year......

Ya know, you think you can leave some things behind in your life, hoping other people might forget the girl with the too short dress but thanks to Facebook......

we can never quite forget..........(I'm sure it could be worse ;)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm going to the BIG APPLE!!!!!

Yes!!! New York City!!!

I'm so excited. No, I'm more than that.....I can't even come up with a word to describe it except that it's a dream come true!!!
I have wanted to go to New York City since I was in high school!

(Every time I say "New York City" that salsa commercial comes to my you know the one? "New YORK CITY??? Get the rope...." hahahhhahahahhaa)

Anyway......My friend Jennifer called me up and said that her sister and sister's husband invited us to go along with them to NYC and the room was on them!!!! What??? YES!!!! So all I have to pay for is the plane ticket (186.00 to be exact) and money to eat with....can you say cheese and crackers???? I don't care if I have a dime to spend there as long as I get to sight see!!! (I'm looking for things to sell on ebay as you read this....)

First stop: Studio 1A Rockerfeller Plaza!!!! I love the Today show! Ya'll can help me with some poster ideas!!! :)
Second stop: EVERYWHERE ELSE!!!! ......Central Park, Times Square, ect, ect, ect....!!!!!
Third stop: If I find enough junk to sell on Ebay I want to see a Broadway Play!!!

So, I hope you don't see this as bragging or (Lisa) like a in-your-face kinda thing but it's just me spreadin' the joy!!!! :)))

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Do you love to read?

I have found a new website that I love!

It's and it's awesome! Well, if you are patient, that is.

You post books that you have and you don't mind getting rid of into your online library. Once you have posted 10 books you get 2 free credits. These credits allow you to request books from other people for free! Once you request the book they will ship you their used copy for you to keep!

Now the catch is that if someone requests one of your books you are obligated to ship that book out to them. The dollar or two it takes to ship the book is so worth getting a book you have been wanting but don't want to spend out for a new book!

The other no-so-great-thing is that if you are requesting a book that everyone else is requesting then you have to wait in line for it...I am currently 1023 in line for a particular book...ha
I do have though two books on the way that I don't have to wait in line for, so go check it out!
(Oh, and those 10 books you list can be real duds...they don't care what they either way you get two credits free just for listing even boring, dumb books! HA!)
One more thing...if you join, say that I referred you...I get a free credit when you list your 10 books! :)
My user name is mailgirl1978

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The new face of Mr. Clean

Gazelle rechargeable vacuum on major clearance at Walgreens: $12

4-old-son vacuuming: Priceless

Look at his face, ha. He loved it. He vacuumed until it ran out of charge!

*I'm moving him on to the bathroom when he gets done here. ;))

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Days Three, Four, and Five of weight loss journey.....

Have you ever been excited when you get diarrhea???

Yeah, me neither.

Well, except for when I'm on a diet and I eat something I shouldn't...hahahha
I may be completely nuts but my thought process while my stomach is cramping is: "I ate, I swallowed, and now wooohooo it's a goin' on through me!!!!"

Now for all you anonymous commenters out there...I'm joking. I do not have eating disorder. I do not self induce said diarrhea. I just enjoy it when it happens. In the words of Napolean Dynamite, "GOSH!!!"

Madeline had a cheer competition in Birmingham and we were there for about 5 stinkin' hours! I was shaking because of my sugar problem, (I've self diagnosed this) so I convinced myself that I needed a fat pretzel smothered with salt and butter. Oh it was so good going down but I paid for it later!!!! I then was in a bathroom with 50 teenage cheerleaders rocking back and forth telling God I will never have another pretzel again.

So, what I'm wondering I have to count those points??? :))

I have done well otherwise and can't wait to weigh in Thursday evening! I hope I've lost 50 pounds!!! A girl can wish right?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dear Ms. Anonymous.........

Well I've received my first critical anonymous comment. While I'm happy to see traffic coming to my blog, I'm not one for criticism...ha. Especially when its about my then newly potty trained 3 year old son. The post was about Jamie teaching Jack to pee standing up when Jack FINALLY decided to start using the potty.

Puppy dog tails....and pee on the seat?

There is the post and now here is the anonymous comment:

Anonymous said...
I live in a house with two housemates, one male, David, and one female, Teresa. (I'm female). Recently Teresa admitted to me that she stepped into a puddle of pee on the bathroom floor that David had left and was on the warpath. (They share the upstairs bathroom.) I had left a note in the downstairs bathroom that said, "After using the toilet remember to put the toilet seat down and wipe up all spill/spray. Thanks." This seemed to discourage David from using that bathroom, but his antics continue upstairs.

Now I see this blog and I realize: the mothers are enablers!!!! Why do you gals put up with this? why is it YOUR job to clean up after your husbands/sons? In addition to leaving pee around the toilet sat, he leaves whiskers/hair in the sink (he's one of the bald guys who shaves his head). Teresa and I have had it and are giving him an ultimatum: either he cleans up after himself or he leaves.

Ladies, why do you put up with this? Please teach your sons to clean up after themselves, because if you don't you're going to be handing their untidy habits to future girlfriends/wives. Imagine how well the guys would take if if we left drops of menstrual blood all over the toilet seat! What, you got a problem with that, fella? Can't imagine why!!!! so why are you putting up with the pee?

Dear Mrs. Anonymous,

Thank you for encouraging me not to enable my newly potty trained son when he misses his aim. I will definitely consider his future wife (we don't encourage living in with a girlfriend) as I make him clean up his urine out of the floor before we head to daycare.
Secondly, I thank you for encouraging me to not put up with my husband for also missing his aim. I will now either:
a.) nag him continually every day for the rest of my life, or
b.) or just leave him because now I realize I just shouldn't put up with this sort of thing!

Now, you can probably tell but I was being a little sarcastic. I will definitely NOT make my son clean the bathroom floor and will definitely NOT nag or leave my husband for things that you say I shouldn't put up with. Sadly, the truth is, if the toilet gets cleaned my husband is actually the one to do it. However, in Ephesians chapter 5 the Bible states that I should respect my husband. I can request that he stop peeing on the seat but I will not be giving him any ultimatums to clean up or leave! Lastly, it doesn't sound like you have a husband or children so come on back over and chat when you do!

Sincerely, Brooke

Maybe I should have ignored this comment and went on about my day but like Sarah Palin said in an interview, if you start attacking my children/family a mama bear rises up in me!!!!
(She may or may not have used a different animal in the interview, ha)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Day Two..........

I've been on the scale like three times today. Why have I not lost any weight yet??? ha

I ran out of points like sometime around lunch time.........

I'm going to Dairy Queen. If no one sees me it doesn't count.

Ok. Maybe I won't. But I want to. Like really bad.


Friday, January 9, 2009

Here I go again............

Here I go again on my own
Going down the only road I've ever known
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone
But I've made up my mind
I ain't wastin' no more time


SO. Here. I. GO. Again. *sigh*

Ok, so that's the words to some song that popped in my head as I was going to sleep last night...hahaha I added my own line though. I'm starting Weight Watchers today for the like the third time. I've also done every other diet known to man, well except for the grapefruit one. I just can't do grapefruit.

I just feel like I've been down this road SOOOO many times and hoping this time, this time I will be successful and STAY successful! I'm so tired of struggling with my weight and I'm SO tired of being fat!

I think the problem is is that I want a rockin' hot body! I just don't think I can ask God to help me when I want to lose weight for the wrong reasons. I need to do it for myself, my health, and my family.

Please say a little prayer for me today. (Pray that I don't have all my points gone by lunch time. Ha!)

I'll post about the puppy soon!!! We've had our hands full, that's for sure!