Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sit A Spell

As I was sitting in class a couple weeks ago, I found myself wondering why people sit where they do? Some people are front and center, some hiding in the back row, while others sit smack dab in the middle. And then there are those that play musical chairs all semester. I am a back row person. Why? I asked myself that very question. What is the reason I am sitting in the back row? It is so I can people watch. It is fascinating to see what other people are wearing, how they style their hair, their fingernail polish, their shoes, back packs. It's fun to try to imagine who they are by what they are wearing and where they sit in class. So I realized that I don't sit in back to hide from having to answer questions (because I have gotten a lot more confident & do verbally participate in class), but it's to people watch.

Where do you sit in class? Or at church? Or at a meeting? Why do you sit where you do?

Officially A Junior!

I am officially a Junior in College! Wow, I never thought I would say that. But this 40 yr old is damn proud of this accomplishment. Here's to stumbling upon a crazy life for the next 2 more years.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sweet Tea

Found this recipe online and can't wait to try it!

Perfect Sweet Tea. (makes 1 gallon)
(Adapted from the Lone Star Steak House)

Ingredients -
5 - 8 Family size Tea Bags. (or 12 regular Tea Bags)
( I prefer #1 Luzianne or #2 Liptons Brand Teas.)
1 Quart (4 Cups) - Boiling Water
3 Quarts (12 cups) - Cool Water
1 1/2 - 2 (one & a half) - Cups Sugar.
1/4 teaspoon - Baking Soda (this IS the SECRET Ingredient!!)

Directions -
1. Sprinkle baking soda into a pitcher (I use a gallon-size Mason Jar but many people have voiced concerns about pouring boiling water into a glass container, so use whatever container you'd like)
Add Tea bags to the pitcher/baking soda,
Pour Boiling water over tea bags,
Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
2. Remove and toss out Tea Bags,
Add Sugar and Stir until completely dissolved.
Add Cool Water.
Refrigerate until cold and ready to drink.
3. Serve over ice,
Take a nice long sip.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Run Logged

I did it! I got my arse off the couch and put in my run. Not the best, but not the worst. At least I did it and it feels fantastic! Now to finish my Literature exam paper.

Bucket List Wish Checked Off

I have wanted a nose piercing for YEARS and finally did it. It has been almost 2 months since I checked this off my bucket list. So glad I did. I love it!

Final Exams - YIKES

Final exams are here. UGG! I had History Monday, Linguistics today,  Literature tomorrow and Spanish on Monday. For today, the picture says it all.

Gonna Do It

Get off your ass I going to get my ass out the door & start training again. Yes, I slacked, got off track and put on ten pounds while loosing some of my muscle strength. But thankfully I am a fighter and have determination to get my bootie back in gear and on the road to success again! Life is about stumbling and getting back up and Lord knows the year I've had. But what's that saying, fall down 7 times stand up 8. I don't know what stumbling blocks will be under my feet even in the next week, but one thing I am sure of is that I am strong and will be continue on as long as I am able to.

Happy 12-12-12


Or as my kids say, Happy 36. May today bring you luck and joy. Happy 12-12-12 - enjoy it!


Monday, December 10, 2012

New Carpet


After 12yrs, the old carpet is being replaced. Wow, I can't believe it is here. Can't wait to move everything back in and decorate for Christmas now that paint & carpet are done.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

I saw this sign today as I was driving to the doctor. It was too funny to not turn around and take a picture. Take a closer look at the little sign!

Monday, December 3, 2012


The Elves got into the Christmas tree lights! What a surprise when the kids woke up and the tree had lights on it. Good job my jolly elves.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Welcome Home Elves

Even my oldest son (15 in January) is happy to see the magic of the Elves back. Please excuse the patched walls. I am repainting the living room. Welcome home Elves, welcome home!

The Elves are Back!

You know it's Christmas time when the Elves come back. They arrived today with a Christmas tree for the kids. Since the new carpet should be installed any day now, we were undecided whether to get a real or fake tree this year. Dear Ole Santa decided for us. He sent a real tree along with the four little elves. The kids were so excited because the jolly fat man also sent along four ornaments. After all, a tree needs ornaments! Tis the season for Elf mischief.