Take five

November 30, 2008 at 10:36 pm (blogging)

Days that is.  I know I’m not a very consistent blogger, but I am a very, very, very, and very – way too very – consistent online user.  Whether it’s checking one of my too many email addresses, catching up on blogs from family, my best friends or people I’ve never met but enjoy keeping up with their lives, reading the latest in news or entertainment, finding good deals on eBay or super cute things on Etsy, paying the bills online, checking status updates on Facebook, or just flat out “surfin’ the net”, I am online WAY too much!!

Don’t think I’m crazy, I don’t think the internet is a bad thing – I don’t think all the previously mentioned are bad things, but I do think it’s a bad thing when I’m on here way too much.   I am truly addicted to the being online!!  So I’m going to take five – days that is, and see how much more enriched my life can be when I cut this tie for a week!!  And if it’s not any more enriched – then hopefully I’ll at least get a lot of stuff done!!  I used to take walks at night, watch TV with Pep, clean the house … I don’t even remember what I used to do at night, I just know that now I put the kids in bed & somehow end up sitting in front of the computer until I realize I’m up too late & I need to go to bed!!  Not to mention the fact that I feel Yahoo just calling me in to check messages on a hourly basis during the day!  Forget the fact that I don’t even get important emails anymore!!

I had been thinking about doing this for a while now, but now my chuch is currently on series called “Christmas Rebellion” – taking Christmas Back!  This series has had me thinking more about it, so I figured this is a great way to kick of the Christmas Season – spending more time with my family & for myself … and not Al Gore’s genious invention (haha!).

I’m actually very nervous about doing this.  My will power is not good – it never has been.  So that’s the primary reason for posting about it here.  I’m not looking for cheers & certainly not any jeers!!!  I just figured I’d stand a better chance of holding myself accountable if I told “someone” about it!

So, I’ve got all my bills paid, emails checked, facebook status has been updated – I feel like I’m going on vacation – you know all the “work” you do before you go?!?  I am giving myself one addendum to the rules … I have a few things currently listed on eBay, so I will check those once a day just to make sure there aren’t any questions I need to answer – I need to keep my Christmas shopping money up:).

SO – if you need me between now & Saturday, here’s a few ways you can get in touch with me:  1) Call, 2) Mail me a letter, 3) Send me a telegram or 4) Wait until next week.

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Dear chick-fil-a

November 22, 2008 at 9:47 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

I still don’t like the latest version of your Chicken Salad Sandwich, but now your limited time Peppermint Chocolate Shake – now this I like a lot!

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The birthday celebrations

November 21, 2008 at 9:00 pm (30, birthdays) (, , , )

Awe – my first post as a 31 (update thanks to Staci’s comment below) 30 year old!  It’s taken me a whole week just to work up the courage!!  I had a great birthday weekend.  I can pretty much sum it up with alot of shopping, alot of eating and two movies in between!

Friday my parents kept the little ones so Pep & I went to Atlantic Station for a little lunch & shopping.  We ate at California Pizza which is a treat for me because he’s not a big fan so it’s one of those restaurants that we very, very rarely go to.  Shopping was just kind of blah – it’s never that fun when you don’t fit into the size you really want and then when you break down and try on the true size you still don’t look good in it!  So I settled for shoes … even that I’ve grown a size, but it’s a little easier on the heart!!  We then saw the new Bond movie – Pep was actually excited to see it, I was just wasting time until our next meal – sushi & seafood at Atlantic Seafood – yummy!!!  Bond was pretty good – I haven’t seen many of the recent ones so I didn’t have any expectations.  We had Fool’s Gold through our Blockbuster account, and that one on the other hand was not so much – not so much at all!!

Saturday we took it easy because the kids were still with my parents … we had a little biscuit at Mr. Smith’s and then did a little more shopping until the UGA Game – had to get home in time for that of course!  This round of shopping was a little more fruitful, so I was feeling good!  Saturday night, my Sisterchicks treated me to Bahama Breeze!!!  We went on a cruise to the Bahamas for “our” 30th birthdays two years ago … since I’m SO much younger than them (heehee) they decided to take me back to the Bahamas … so clever!!!!  We then went on a “Cupcake Tour” in Atlanta.  Unfortunately, we missed one of the stops, so it was a short tour, but YUMMY none the less!!

I know this post would be much better with pictures, but I got a new Camera for my birthday!!!  Good thing – I got a new camera, Bad thing – all the pictures are on it & I haven’t had time to get the new card reader for my computer!

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What not to wear

November 14, 2008 at 10:30 am (birthdays) (, )

Somewhere between the first pregnancy 4 years ago & now being a full-time stay at home mom, I’ve lost all sense of fashion.  Or maybe I never had much to begin with, but when you don’t have much & then you loose whatever little bit you had you end up in trouble!!  I think it’s a little bit of not wanting to buy my current (not new – but current) size, knowing that I’m just running around town with no real place to go anyways, and/or the strong chance that I’ll get a little drool or spit up on me, that I just don’t put too much effort towards it – fashion that is.  And I love a little Target every now & then, but it’s a problem when you realize that all of your shirts are also coming from the same place that you buy your milk & bread!!  Don’t hate – I’m not hating Target here, but think about it!!

Some days I can so picture the “what not to wear” crew filming me get Evan out of the car in the same old ragedy jeans I wore the last three days with my fleece jacket & ugly tennis shoes.  I’m definitely a candidate for the show, but I would be scared to death – they’d make me cry for sure!! 

So today’s my birthday & I want something fun to wear for a dinner date with Pep tonight & girls night out tomorrow … Lord knows I don’t need to shop in my closet!!

*Sigh*

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Farewell twenties

November 13, 2008 at 11:17 am (birthdays)

For the past two years I’ve been able to remind my 30-year old friends that I’m not yet 30.  Amanda got tired of it, so for my birthday last year she gave me a countdown calendar.  Each day reminded me how many (or few) days were left until the big 3-0.  Today it just shows one more day …

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The forty-five dollar matchbox

November 12, 2008 at 8:14 pm (3 year olds, dentist) ()

I’ve heard/read everything across the board regarding “THE” age for your child’s first dental visit.  I went with the “around the time they turn 3” bit.  So for Evan, that visit was today!  We tried our best to prepare him – telling him the Dentist wanted to see how good he’s been cleaning his teeth, that he wanted to count & see how many he had and then of course we through some bribery in there too.

So this afternoon we loaded up with dinosaur in hand & took off for the dentist.   After a t.h.i.r.ty-m.i.n.u.t.e wait – sheesh – we  were taken back.  All was well in the world while Evan watched cartoons on the TV monitor & counted his teeth for the dentist, but then the unthinkable happened – the chair began to move!!  Up & back and Evan didn’t like either one of them.  As the Dentist was telling him all about his “helicopter” chair, Evan’s eyes got bigger & then slowly began to fill up with little tears.  There was absolute panic in his face – poor thing!  After a brief moment, and a two-minute check-up, we made it through with an “A-OK” report!  All teeth were in, clean & no decay!   So Evan was escorted to the treasure chest (I still remember the treasure chest when I was a kid!!) and I was escorted to the check-out. 

He picked out & was handed a matchbox car & I was handed a $45 bill!  Seems like a fair trade – huh?

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Sleepless in seattle

November 10, 2008 at 8:45 pm (baby girl, newborn) ()

In between stuffy noses, fevers, & ear aches, Megan’s been a very good sleeper.  Of course to me that’s a little relative because Evan was & is anything but a very good sleeper.  But she typically sleeps about 8hrs and then goes back down for another 2.  However last night instead of going down for another 2 she decided to wake up at 2 & not go back down!  It was not a fun night to say the least.  Today – confirmation of what I was afraid the fist in mouth, constant drooling, and pure fussiness meant – today, I felt a baby tooth!!  I mean really, now – this early?  I know it’s possible & probably even common but don’t you get a break this first year at all?? I guess it’s true about forgetting the bad stuff, because I forget how bad Evan’s teething was … and I’m just talking about for me!!  Poor little girl is miserable!!!  So needless to say, I’m off to bed.  To bed I said!

But here’s one recent picture just for fun!

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And the winner is …

November 4, 2008 at 9:12 am (giveaways)

I’m a little late, I know.  But the winner of my giveaway is …. Carol, from “Another Day in Paradise”.  Carol – I’ll send you an email to get your snail mail.  Congratulations!! 

And thanks for all the love entries!

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Today’s the big day

November 4, 2008 at 9:07 am (sisterchicks) (, )

Today my sisterchicks minus one are coming to my house for a fun get together – crafts, lunch, and certainly a lot of craziness, I’m sure.   We’ll have two “aunts”, three mamas and six little ones!  And in the end hopefully we’ll have a really cute craft – can’t say what it is though because it involves Christmas & presents:).

Oh, and today is also that little thing called “Election Day” – In case you’ve been under a rock for the last two years!  I voted a few weeks ago & got my little “I’m a Georgia Voter Sticker”.  I must say it didn’t feel very real to vote that early & miss all the hoopla, but I’m thankful for my 15-minute line wait, so it was worth it.  I would normally stay up late & watch the predictions.  For the last election, Pep made a fire & we had smores & hot chocolate, not sure what I’ll do for this one.  It’s a little different with a 10 wk old in the house not to mention I’m pretty sick of all the media on this one!  We’ll see!

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