Monday, October 26, 2009

Mean People Suck

So after thinking long and hard about how I was going to word this without specifics, I decided that there was no real way to do it. Of course, that doesn't mean I'm gonna give specifics either.
I just want you all to know that mean people suck. Mean people suck so bad that after dealing with them I had to go home and finish off half a bottle of champagne by myself. That's huge for me! I don't really drink anymore so having one drink would have been crazy.... half a bottle of champagne is ridiculous.
Why are people so mean? Why are people so mean to people they don't even know? And I don't mean in a non-specific way.... why do they target you and get all personal with you when they don't know you?
I guess I'm still surprised that someone who I have never met can single me out and be so cruel. I've never been anything but pleasant to this person and I have witnesses to the fact that the little interaction we have had has been nothing but pleasant.
Jeez... I wish I could just say it, but I can't. I recently found out that there are people out there who keep tabs on me. They want to know what is going on in my life so they can bring me down. Why, you ask? The only answer I could come up with is because I friggin rock. Duh.


I ran yesterday.... the first time in forever. My half marathon is in about 1 month. I need to get it in gear. I'm actually starting to get a little scared. It's gonna hurt like no other. I'm gonna hate everyone that day. haha.

Anyways.... that's all  have to say about that (in my Forrest Gump voice).

Friday, October 23, 2009

Busy Busy Bee

I haven't been around lately, but I am here!

I've been swamped with work, school. mean people, etc. I'll be back soon though.

P.S. Look for a post coming up regarding how much mean people do suck. I can't give specifics in the post obviously, but I'll do my best to portray how this ill spirited person is trying to run me down. Boo to mean people!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Click This.

Enough said.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

Ok.... whoever decided that this should be something for children was dead wrong. For one thing, there are sharp tools involved. Multiple sharp tools. Secondly, it takes patience.... almost too much patience. What child really has the patience to follow through to the finish? I don't know any. Did I mention there are sharp tools involved?

Here is my first pumpkin in years. I followed a stencil and it still ended up warped. I'd like to see a kid do this. Actually I'm lying.... that would just piss me off because theirs would be better. And this took me almost 45 minutes. Ugh. I'm not sure I have to stamina to do another....

Not bad though, right? Anyone?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lack of Motivation?

I feel like I am constantly surrounded by people who have big goals and dreams for the future. They always want to finish school as fast as they can so they can move on to a different school. They want to work crazy hours to get promoted and work the corporate ladder of success. I am not one of those people. Does that make me less of a person?

I think I am finally tired of everyone judging me because I'm not their idea of "ambitious." I'm not in a hurry to finish school and that's okay. It doesn't mean that I don't have goals in life. It doesn't mean that I'm not smart. It doesn't mean that I will never finish. I am making a choice. MY choice. And yes, I have reasons for the choices I am making. As a matter of fact, these decisions are what are best for my family.

Let me lay it out: Right now my goal is get my family financially stable and secure. This requires me to devote my time to working and saving. In a few years, we'll be completely out of debt except for our mortgage. We'll also have a substantial emergency fund unlike many families today. In about 5-6 years, we plan on having children. My biggest request in this endeavor was that I don't want to work full time after we start having kids (another reason why we need to be financially secure). Of course, I will work part time to save my sanity and give us a little extra income. I want to be the one raising my kids though... not leaving them in a daycare (that ends up taking all my money anyways). That works for some families, but that is not what I have in mind for mine. I'm not judging; I'm just stating what I feel. I also plan on finishing up my degree when the kids get a little older and start school themselves. There's no real reason for me to rush through it when I don't even plan on using it! It's for my benefit only. I don't need it to validate myself or feel accomplished. I just want it. :)

So tell me: am I less of a person because I'm not as "ambitious" as you?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Huh? Training for what? OOOHHHHHHHH!!!! Riiiiiiiiiight.

Um.... so I am still training for the CIM Half Marathon. Sorta.

I've lost all focus and motivation for running. The runs are getting sooooo long. I can't seem to fit an hour and a half 3 times a week into my schedule. It's crazy to me. I don't understand how mothers can do so much. I feel like I can't focus on more than 2 things at a time. I have work (which is pretty crazy right now), school (ugh. don't ask), training for the half marathon, cooking meals, budgeting for the future, being a wife, being a daughter, being a friend, being myself. It's too much for me to handle. People keep saying  to take it one thing at a time, but I can't do that. I need to do all of these... but I can't at the same time.

I just want to curl up in bed and read... is that too much to ask?!


We all make them..... sometimes.

Well, I have decided to make the biggest sacrifice for my husband. You all ready to hear this?

I've decided to give up lattes to save money for the mister's new motor in the Mustang. He needs it by December.

This is a huge sacrifice for me! Haven't you read the post a few weeks ago about my obsessive love for lattes? It's quite sickening to be honest.

I know I know....I'm such a good wife.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Thoughts: Dark Cloister

Eh, this book was

If you're into the whole "innocent girl who leaves her friends and family to serve God only to be caught in the middle of an island ghost mystery and love triangle which of course ends happily with a perfect marriage" then this book is for you.

I need more suspense, drama, temptations, etc. I'm not gonna lie.

I just started the 2nd book in a series by Laurell Hamilton. I already finished the first book, but I haven't been updating my blog as frequently. The first book was called A Kiss of Shadows. The one I'm reading now is called A Caress of Twilight. It's kinda magical, but set in everyday life to make it seem a bit more believable. If any of you have read the Sookie Stackhouse books, you'll know what I mean (speaking of which, I love those books!). Anyways, I won't be doing a 'My Thoughts' on every book in the series mostly because I'll be so boring, but I'll let you all know towards the end of the series how things are going with them.

Guilty Pleasures...

We all have them.

I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours.... Don't worry, I'll go first:

Fanny packs. I seriously <3 these.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Am I the only one who is totally excited about the fact that it is OCTOBER?! The leaves should be changing colors soon; I get to wear scarves again; it's time to go to the pumpkin patch!!! I'm not normally this excited about Fall, but this is my first year of being married and I want to celebrate everything with the mister. Yes... he thinks I'm nuts (just wait until we have kids!) :) We plan on getting 3 pumpkins: one for me, one for the husband, and one for the doglet. SOOOOOO excited!!! I even got the pumpkin carving kit already. :)

I plan on decorating for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (even though that's a little while off). I'm just really excited about it all. I want to stay home on Halloween and hand out candy. I NEVER want to do that. LOL. I figure that if we decorate the outside with Halloween decorations, then we might actually get trick'o'treaters... or just robbed. LOL. I hope not though....

I bought the first few decorations a week ago. I got our pumpkin shaped candy bowl to put the candy in for the trick'o'treaters, I got a pumpkin shaped harvest decoration that says "Welcome Friends" and I got a little pumpkin shaped candle holder. I figure the pumpkins work for both Halloween and Thanksgiving because they are harvest-y.

Anyways, can you tell I'm super excited?! What are you guys doing to celebrate?