Sunday, August 23, 2009

Living Room Upgrade

As of right now, I have a bunch of framed photos hanging in my living room...on one wall. I have been on the hunt for a new inspiration to liven up the 4 walls in there, taking down what I've already nailed up. I'm so indecisive, it annoys the you-know-what out of me... Until I found this poster on
How awesome, right? I have decided I am going to use this as my muse. Which may lead to replacing my hand made curtains, but we'll talk about that later.

Friday, August 21, 2009

...I think it's back mo-jo
I have been in a rut. But this past week, I think I'm starting to come around again....yay.

It all started when I went to Corry last week, and just had the best girl time with my friend Laura. I needed it. I was always accustomed to having Brooke by my side 35 hours a week, and then some, because we hung out outside of work as well. Which means, I had girl time 35+ hours a week. I light bulb went off about a week and a 1/2 ago that I haven't been able to just gab it up with someone. This is all sounding so silly, but I don't care. It's the truth. I need girl talk. And I don't mean gossiping. Just straight giggling, stress relieving, what-have-you-been-up-to GIRL chats. I left Corry that night feeling back to normal. Plus, that baby of hers - precious! Evelyn has her mom's good looks, and her dads bubbling personality - in my opinion. Laura seems to think she looks like Jon, but I beg to differ. She definitely has her mom's curly hair. Her constant question of "was-sat!" just melts my heart.

Let's speed this post up, FYI:
Friday date day with Neil - Breakfast, District 9 (soo good), grocery shopping

Saturday, JW practice, which lead into a Hartman grill out with the boys. (Also, story time with Sean. Instead of reading the suggested literature from him, he is now going to give me a 15 minute run down of these books. So much quicker, and he tells it so well.)

Sunday, Neil's NFL Dynasty Fantasy Football Draft. 6 hours. 12 guys. 12 Dynasty Teams. (Remember my job last year? I did it again, but triple the madness. oh and back pain.) Neil didn't make any "panic picks", but he still has one more draft to go...

Autumn and company hang out on Monday - baby Emma is getting so big!

Tuesday, movie night with the Hamps: Time Travelers Wife (I cried, duh)

Wednesday, another trip to Corry with Sean and Neil in tow...very fun night.

Which leads to today. I got up early to go to the gym for the 2nd morning in a row. I will continue to take my weight classes in the afternoons, but these morning workouts are pretty dang awesome. The emptiness is very desirable.
Neil officially started his school year with an "In Service" day. There was a meeting, and then he got his classroom situated. Same grade, same classroom...he's looking forward to his 2nd year.

Now, it's a Friday night - and I'm sitting here at the computer, in my house - alone. Let's hope my weekend doesn't continue like this sad, pathetic Friday night....

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

3 years as a metal mouth...

This picture freaks me out.
When Erin came up & around the corner w/the camera, my 1st instinct was to SMILE. Never before have I done that so willingly. I’ve always been self conscious about “are my teeth showing?”.
Behind that metal, is some major progress. As of Sept 11th they will have been on my teeth for 3 years. 3 years!!? Everyone was right, the time flew by! I spoke with Dr. Cardot at my last appointment and he is very hopeful that my “final stages” are just a couple months away. Both of my bicuspids (aka: fangs) came down, and are almost fully in place. Praise God! ALL I have to say about that.

Reason for the freak out? I’m literally shaking just thinking about my braces not being there. They’ve sort of been a comfort to me for the last 3 years. Not that I enjoy them, or the pain that goes along with them…I’ve just grown accustomed to them, and the fact I can hide behind them. It sounds strange, I know. I’ve been hiding behind my closed mouth smile my entire life. Sealed lips for a photo op, has now turned into a shiny metal grin – which I like hiding behind. Again, strange – I know. When the braces come off, I’ll have to adjust the way my mouth curves, and perfect the amount of teeth that should properly be showing…. The fact this is stressing me out, is sort of humorous. I’m ridiculous.

So many emotions are running through me right now. Anxious – check! Nervous – check! Excited – check! Denial – check! I need a break. I feel as if the last 3 years, I have been in a whirl wind of emotions. A lot of pain, physically & mentally...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance?


3 out of the 5 seasons that I've watched this show, I always pick out a favorite. Season 2 was Ivan, who didn't make it to the finale. Season 3 was Sabra, who ended up winning the whole thing. And this year, season 5 is Jeanine. (I didn't watch season 1 and 4)

I think she is amazing!!! And I hope she wins it all.