Thursday, September 30, 2010

This and That

I honestly had planned on blogging later this evening when I actually had something to blog about.

Is it just me, but does anyone else find "Old School" not funny?



My hubby finds it so interesting and so funny, but me? I don't think I have laughed or chuckled one time.

Anyways, on to more interesting things rambles to say.

Today I made my daily stop at Goodwill. For family and friends who know me personally, they can say that Goodwill is one of my absolute favorite stores, in this world.

And what really entices me is when I can make it to a Goodwill out of Tennessee. I'm like a kid in a candy shop. I love it.

Today while browsing the frames and pictures, I found an amazing oil painting of an American Eskimo dog. I think I shrieked in excitement, because I instantly knew I had to have it. It looks just like Buck!


It's going to hang on my "anything and everything wall", as I like to call it.

This Saturday, 2 of my co-workers, Heather and Danielle , and myself are heading downtown to do the Heart Walk. I'm excited about being a part of this, and I am sure there will be pictures taken, but I can honestly say that I am not looking forward to getting up so, so early on a Saturday and my day off.

The Lord was in full control yesterday over the doctors and team at St. Thomas hospital. Mike's cousin had to have Quadruple Bypass Surgery at only 41 years old. Thankfully, he's doing so well that they have taken him out of ICU and has put him in his own room. We were planning on visiting him this evening, but thought it would be best if we waited till tomorrow.

It is only 20 after 7, and I am already debating on moving my bed time up to 8 now. I have been so extremely sleepy, that seriously in between waiting on customers I have caught myself fighting to keep my eyelids open.

I am addicted to this blog, Young House Love. I seriously want them to come and redo my house. That would be a dream!

Well, enough rambling for tonight. Hope everyone has a Happy Friday!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

If Money was No Option

Let's face it, we all, in the real world wonder what it would be like if money were no option.

The hubs and I bought a lottery ticket once earlier this year when I was hallucinating and thinking I might have a chance at winning the jackpot.

I seriously don't know what I was thinking while standing in line at the gas station, because what's the chances of this small town Tennessee girl winning the boo koo's of money that the lottery consists of.

Close to zero.

There's not a day that goes by that I don't find myself saying to myself out loud what I want. I wish that I could get out of the habit that this has become, because I really do have more than I deserve and need.

So, today I was thinking. Instead of telling myself, and the hubs, what all I want every single day of our lives...I thought I could pretend that money wasn't an option for the Thomas' and take myself on a little shopping spree.

Get ready, because these are the top things that would be sitting somewhere in our home if this was all possible.

Starting at $53k



You know it is kind of funny, that I had to scrounge up what I would want if I had an endless amount of money to spend.

Out of everything in the world, all I came up with was 3 things...a Gucci purse, an SUV and a houseboat.

Maybe because even just blogging about it shows me that I truly have everything I want and need...a husband, a home...family and friends that love me. 

I truly am a lucky girl.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Little Family

My husband. My best friend. My love. This man is known to the world as Mike to many but Michael as his family calls him.
He's one of the hardest working people I know who will do anything in his power to give me what I need and want. He loves me unconditionally no matter how many tantrums, attitude adjustments I need, and flaws I constantly show, he is right there. He's Assistant Branch Manager to a bank here in town, and he's so good at what he does. He makes me one proud wife. He loves his sports, and is passionate about his Ohio State Buckeyes and Kansas City Chiefs. He's a brother, son, and best friend to many. I am so happy to call him my man.

Our "first child". Our baby girl, Kaci. I wanted a puppy so bad for so long till finally this sweet girl came in to our lives. She is definitely a momma's pup needing to be everywhere I go. She loves to give kisses, and be in your arms. She loves her "pet mouse" and her "pink pig". She loves sitting in the yard and watching the birds and the neighbors.

Our fun, spunky boy, Buck. The bright eyed, wagging mile a minute, bushy tailed pup is ready to play and be the life of the house as soon as he's awake. He loves playing with his "sister", and chasing her around the house. He loves to be held and petted, and as soon as you stop, he'll let you know. He's very vocal and loves the outdoors.  His bone and toy lion are his favorites.

Monday, September 27, 2010

One of the Many Reasons I Love Her So Much


I think there's no explanation needed. :)

Not Me Monday

Now this is something I haven't done or even seen in a while!

And I am absolutely lovin' the new icon!

This was originally created over at Mckmama's blog...and it was such a hit. 
For the complete rules, you can click here!



  • It was not me who who couldn't fall asleep last night till my hubby got home from his road trip to the Kansas City Chiefs game. It was not me who once he got home, and in the bed...wanted to chit chat and hear all about his fun filled weekend while he was on the edge of being incoherent.
  • It was not me who indulged in a small bag of Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Almonds while at Kroger. It was not me who totally justified the purchase by telling myself it was free of sugar.
  • It was not me who totally stuck her foot in her mouth by begging the hubs to let me get a specific camera, only to find out he was all along planning to surprise me with one.
  • It was not me who came home with the intentions of picking up the house a little, only to cook dinner, and blog away.
  • It was not me who chuckled when the hubs received another camera ticket from the MJPD. Those cameras are ridiculous.
  • It was not me who jumped for joy when I walked outside this morning and fell in love with the crisp, coolness of the Fall weather. It was not me who questioned her wardrobe for about 10 minutes before getting dressed for work.
Happy Monday!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

An Impatient Blogger

I just can't wait any longer.

I have to blog. I want to blog. I need to blog.

Okay, now I sound like a crazy blog addict that needs to get her fix.

Seriously though...I was wanting to wait till my sister, Angela uploaded her pics from this weekend, so I could steal snag them. I always love reading posts with pictures...it makes it that much more interesting.

We had a crazy fun weekend. Short lived and fast, but still fun as ever.

It started Friday evening after I got off work. I drove to Glasgow, Kentucky to where my Nana and Pop Pop live.

It's a mid way point to Louisville, and that's where I was meeting my sister, Angela to bring her back to my house in Tennessee for our little road trip.

We all had such a great time talking over my Nana's delicious Spaghetti and Meatballs.

My cousin, Courtney brought her brand new baby girl, Sophie along. She is absolutely precious!

Sophie Aiden...so perfect.  
(Photo: Courtesy of Courtney W.)
And I will add that holding her did not help with my baby fever that I have going on.

Saturday morning we drove to Griffin, Georgia to celebrate our niece's 1st birthday! I did manage to snap 1 picture of the birthday girl, Olivia Kate full force eating her cake! She loved it!

Excuse the quality of the picture...it's from my Blackberry.

And of course, once Angela and I got back to the hotel, we took 123,456,967 pictures of ourselves and only 1 seemed to turn out. Funny how that happens.


And I will say this, we created this girl a blog! Head over to Love, Angela...and make the girl feel welcome! She's only posted once, but she already has said she loves it!

Now if only the laundry could do itself.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

So Fun!

There's this place called The Art Mill here in Lebanon that everyone has been talking about.

Finally, last night I hopped on the chance to go with my best friend, Jacquelyne.

We had so much fun, so much fun that I'm already studying the calendar the Art Mill puts out.

Of course, I told her she had to bring her camera to snag a few pics so I could blog about my first painting experience.

The funny thing is, is I found it very therapeutic.

We didn't talk much because we were so in tune with making our witch's boots perfectly whimsical.

Almost finished...

Focused (This was staged actually, lol)
Besties with our finished products!

I'm so excited about displaying my new painting!

It's a toss up between hanging it on the front door with some
cute ribbon tied...or on the mantel in the Living Room!

Pictures to come!

New Hair and Gum

I had to share two things with you this evening....

I finally got my hair done today!

I must say that even though my hair has been every color it seems like (well, except red), each time it takes me a while to soak it in.

But it needed it...bad. My roots were something awful.



Talking about hair...it makes me think of something I saw on one of my favorite sites...Elle.com.

I wouldn't consider myself trendy. When I think of trendy, I think of trends like the infamous popping the collar, animal prints (which I still love), bowl cuts, and skinny jeans (which I so wish I could wear).

However, this is one trend that I think is hideous.
Apparently, letting your roots go until they're half way down your head is called Ombre' Hair Color.

Now if only I would have waited a little bit longer, I would have apparently been sporting the latest trend...

Side Note...

Has anyone seen these in the stores? I was at the salon earlier, and one of the hair dresser's was showing off the 3 different packs of gum she had in her purse.

Can you believe this?? Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry Shortcake and then there's Key Lime Pie.
Genius, I say.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Love for....



The hubs and I would like to think we made a very responsible decision several months ago.

I honestly can admit that I am a movie junkie...some people consider themselves a book junkie, or a concert junkie...but I personally will call myself a movie junkie.

I love movies, old movies, new movies...funny movies, scary movies, dumb movies...you name it, I love them all.

Way back when we were looking in to the several different options we had of Red Box, Netflix, renting movies from Blockbuster..or paying to see a movie at the theatre, we opted to go for the Netflix.

No late fees, having the option to watch it instantly (ours is with the XBox), fast and free delivery...we just couldn't beat it.

Here are a just a small bit of my favorites...


Oh how I love this movie. Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer made this movie happen.
Ashame this movie was never out in theatres.

This was another favorite of mine, however...I did think it 
had a very slow start to it.

(Sorry, about the foreign language.)
I loved Robert Pattinson in this movie. I still can't get past the whole
"Edward" feel he has. The ending makes the whole watch worth it!

And now...out of all the movies available on Netflix....we are watching none other than one of best movies ever known....


Monday, September 20, 2010

I Gotta Tell Ya...

....I'm in a funk.

Not just a blogging funk, but an actual funk.

Sometimes I wish life had a handbook, a manual on how to handle situations with care, giving just enough attitude to make the situation just right, with just enough love not to hurt feelings...you know, honestly, that would make my life easier.

I stare at this dusty, finger print lovin' screen wanting to blog about something interesting, and I gotta tell ya, I have nothing.

I hate seeing a blank page where what I would like to think, held my witty and creative posts..now has nothing.

I sit in a kitchen, where a 42 freakin' gallon trash can takes up all of my right side peripheral vision, and honestly it makes me wanna open the front door and throw it in the front yard. It's ridiculously big, but...being a good wife I am trying to be, I am picking my battles rather than fight whine about this one.

I'm craving some Fried Chicken on the bone (which I honestly don't like, which adds to the strangeness)...or Fried Shrimp (preferably from Cracker Barrel), but I'm opting to eat healthy and save money by eating in.

I have a hubs who is getting on my nerves, God love his precious soul. I love him, but his "watching football every day and night that it is available" is driving me bonkers...because he yells and yells and yells at a screen that even me, knows they can't hear him. I know it's a man thing, but seriously??

I just gotta tell ya...I'm in a funk this evening, and I'm thanking the Lord tomorrow's a new day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Starting Over on a Random Note

  • I'm trying to refocus my thinking to a more positive way about this whole blog thing. I think I got a few eye rolls when I told the hubs just how bummed I was that I was going to have to start over. It was a major sad face. If you want to check out any of my old stuff, you can find it here 
  • We had a blast at a wedding we attended last night. The hubs was Best Man for his best friend, Dale. They had pretty much grown up together and remained friends through thick and thin..pretty much anything and everything you can imagine. I was able to snap a few pictures with my Blackberry, so that's why the quality isn't that great. 
Mr. and Mrs.

My handsome hubs and I
Best Friends




  • This afternoon the hubs and I ran to our local Lowe's. We have been needing a new vacuum cleaner, just because having two puppies that somewhat shed, it just wasn't doing the trick. Let's just say...I love this thing! It's the BISSELL Lift-Off Multi-Cyclonic Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum with Detachable Canister (Phew...thank goodness I could copy and paste that!) I came home and vacuumed the whole house, and it seriously makes a world of difference when you have a good one!

  • Speaking of Lowe's...the hub's had a bright idea that I had no way of deterring him from. I'm hoping I can somewhat get used to it, and it won't get on my nerves as much. He felt like we went through so much trash...that he wanted to get one of these for the kitchen!
 Yes that is a 42 gallon garbage can for our KITCHEN TRASH!!
You probably already know what my original reaction to his idea was...
  • I went to Verizon because I woke up the other morning to the screen to my Blackberry bleeding. Yes, I said bleeding. You know the ink on the screen...when it looks like a Magna Doodle. Yeah, that's what it looks like. Thank goodness for insurance!
  • Thursday I am getting my hair done and I cannot wait. This girl is getting paranoid about her roots...and that just can't go on. I have decided that I am going to go back closer to my natural color especially since Fall is getting close.
  • Speaking of Fall...I hung up my Fall wreath on our front door. Oh how I love this time of year!
  • Well...I'm guessing I need to holler at the husband to take our 42 gallon garbage can to the garage...(I threw away an old comforter, so that's why it's gotten full so fast!) 
Have a wonderful evening!

    Thursday, September 16, 2010

    My Mind Freaked Out.

    Not saying I'm a pro or anything, but I would like to think I know some of the basic facts of what is involved in making a baby.

    I got a little concerned last night...in my own mind, of course.

    The past couple of weeks I have dealt with this on and off feeling of nausea, so much that the Tuesday after Labor Day, I stayed home due to feeling like poo.

    Yesterday I was all fine up until I finally laid down around 8 last night with the hubs on the couch to watch our latest Netflix movie of "The Crazies"...which is nauseating just in itself.

    I had never had such strong nausea in all my life (okay, I'm being dramatic a tad, but I was feeling pretty rough) than right then on that couch. It was almost immediate that I had to run straight to our bathroom and puke pretty much everything I had in me...I thought.

    Waiting about 10 minutes, and the nausea keeping up...I dealt with it, and took Kaci potty while the hubs had Buck on his leash.

    It's pretty funny looking back at the scenario, that even me being the sick one, laughs. I was on my knees in the front yard puking what felt like my guts up. It was horrible.

    All I remember is trying to keep Kaci away from me without letting go of her leash...while trying to signal to the hubs that we were in fact in the front yard.

    Luckily, all of these thoughts caused me to question myself, and rush out to Kroger on my lunch today to get a pregnancy test. 

    Funny thing is, is as much as I talk about having baby fever, and thinking how wonderful it would be to have a Baby Thomas in our home...last night I was freaked out at the thought of having possible symptoms, but all the while relieved and thanking the good Lord that the test read Not Pregnant  on it's little screen.

    Everyone has said that "you are never truly ready to have a baby"....so as far as using the excuse financially ready...that's shot out of the window, because truth be told, no one is ever ready financially to bring a baby in to their world.

    Maybe it's a sign that I, personally, not even mentioning the hubs, isn't emotionally ready for a baby. Or is that normal to have those thoughts?

    I have a friend who has the book, "What to Expect Before Having a Baby"...and I glimpsed through the pages at the topics and discussions it has throughout it. I honestly have contemplated on buying it. I obviously have never been pregnant before, and I have never experienced anything that goes along with it. Whether half of it is useful, or half of it is bologna (I have heard reading books about Before Expecting and During Pregnancy...and even after a baby is born, it's all different for each woman)...it has honestly, made me question and think of things I never even thought about when bringing a baby in to this world. I honestly don't think it would hurt reading it.

    Whether it's 6 months or 5 years (hopefully not)...I hope and pray that when and if I have sickness throughout my pregnancy...it's nothing like last night. Ugh.

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    A Picture Post...Down Memory Lane


    I should have waited and saved this for an Anniversary Post...(which is 2 years in December)...but I love posting picture posts! Here's some of the Hubs and I :)
    Our very first picture taken together.
     
    Our "Wedding Picture"


    These pictures make me smile....

    Monday, September 13, 2010

    Today I Realized....

    ........that no matter how much sleep I get over the weekend, getting up on any Monday is just as hard.

    ........that I will never, ever as hard as I try, be able to fully enjoy eating chicken off the bone. I find it so much easier, and appealing to eat a Chicken tender than I do a thigh, a wing...or any other body part of a bird. I can't even eat it the right way, which is the "finger lickin', all in your face" eating. Proof is on the plate, this girl ate started to eat it with a fork!


    ........that I am so thankful for the person(s) who created this baby. When working in the public, with my any job, you find that you come in contact with some pretty raunchy people. I have actually, in past times, had a woman reach in to her bra, and pull out her money in which she proceeded to hand me without thinking twice. Let me paint this picture for you...sweaty, wet, and on top of that...it just being money, filled with God knows what kind of germs. So, where ever you are, what ever you are doing, I thank you for hand sanitizer.


    ........that before I post something on Face Book for the world to see, I should carefully read it to make sure it cannot be misinterpreted in any way, shape, form or fashion. In example:


    Yes, needless to say my face was a bit red when someone made that sort of comment. In all reality, I was referring to the Hubs playing his beloved "Modern Warfare" on the XBox Live and didn't even think what it might have sounded like I was talking about. I was laying in the bed trying to get heavy eyed when I was typing it, all the while he was in the Living Room getting frustrated at the game. Lovely...sorry to all the young eyes who might have read and wondered.

    ........that for the time being, these little fur babes are my our babies, and until we have human babies, they are who will be consuming my oohing and awing in the Thomas household. I cannot help it...I just adore these puppies.


    ........that I am officially a bloggaholic. No further explanation needed.