Sunday, January 10, 2010

Oh, the weather outside is frightful....whatev's

It's amazing how one simple change can make people complain until there hearts bleed. In the summer you hear "It's SO HOT!", "Rain, AGAIN!", "Another Thunderstorm warning?", and they can't wait until winter. Well, winter's here people. QUIT YOUR BITCHIN'! Enjoy the 3 weeks of cool air that we've been blessed with, because in about 6 weeks, you'll be crying about the heat again.

I LOVE this weather. It's invigorating. It gives me a feeling of season. It lets me wear sweats and hoodies. Life is good right now :)

So I bring you a couple of pics of this weekends cold blast, which really is unfamiliar territory for true southerners, of which I'm not, but it really is fun to watch them scurry. Sweet rewards :)

This photo was taken by my friend Jen Peace who caught the "snow" on her screen.

Beckett is all ready for the "Snow"!!!!

Unoriginal, but, it get's the point across.

Me keeping my toesies warm thanks to my wonderful friend Amanda.... Love ya girl :)

I promise there's ALOT more going on, but this "weather event" is too much to pass.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Baby it's cold outside....

...So we bought you a space heater.

Someone tell me WHY my sons room is 20 degrees colder than the rest of the house. Even with the humidifier it's cold, and with the next few nights with temperatures dipping into the 20's, we broke down and bought one. I just toss on an extra blanket, and generally have a giant cat sleeping next to me, but I worry about Beckett getting a little too chilled.

I love this. I swear I have genetics from Frosty the Snowman, as to me, there is nothing better than a chill in the air. I find it invigorating, and a few days in the 20's-30's are a blessing to me. You can cuddle in the cold, it's hard to do in the heat.

When I grow up, I'm going to get a fireplace. :)


Sunday, January 3, 2010

In the beginning....

What's funny, is that I signed up for this blog in it only took me 3 years to get started, bite me.

So maybe I am jumping on the "blogging bandwagon", but honestly, it's a continuation. I blogged ALOT on Myspace. The format over there is set up better for blogging than Facebook, so I took a sabbatical while life happened. Life that I probably should have blogged about, to get it off my chest instead of bottling up and stressing out, but alas, I now have anger to write about. Everyone LOVES anger. Okay, maybe not so much anger, but hey, I have issues, and who don't love issues.

So, where do I begin after my so-called sabbatical? Well, considering the time and date, let's start with New Years Resolutions.

I am not a fan of resolutions, because they make most people feel like a failure. I think there's enough on the human psyche to enhance that feeling, so the addition of failed resolutions really isn't necessary. But, I'm game. I think if they are written down, I should be able to hold myself to them, as a constant reminder that I need to better myself, body, mind and soul.

#1: Weight Loss. In my 35 years of life, it is my #1 issue. I'm a chubby, will probably always be a chubby, but hey, that's okay. I just don't want to be Gilbert Grapes mom. (A recurring nightmare). I plan to find what's keeping my weight from coming off, and getting healthier.

#2 Finances. A six plus month of unemployment, and a current job that barely makes ends meet (a job that I am grateful for, and see advancement in), is making life real interesting right now. There's lots of changes in store for our family, but only for the better. There's a billboard locally that says "Life has a reset button" . Well we're considering pushing that.

#3 Marriage. I've been with Eddie 10 years this year. 10 whole years. Yeah, we may be possibly getting a little too comfortable with each other, and I want to change that.

#4 Family. I have the coolest kid, IMHO. But I also have cool cousins, aunts and uncles that have been absent in my life. I am currently bridging that gap. (Tobin Bridge LMAO).

#5. Mind and Soul. I consider the weight loss body, but enhancing my mind and soul will be a challenge. I do not take time for myself. I do not just call a friend and say "Let's go do some outlet shopping". I don't take the time to have a hobby. I don't take the time to pamper myself. I want to change that. I want to reconnect with friends, new & old. I want to prove life doesn't stop after children.

#6. Organization. I need to organize this Condo. I may be stuck here for a while, and I need to make it work for our family. IKEA may be a solution, but while I downsize, it could be interesting.

#7. Stop sweating the small stuff. Honestly, someone don't like me.... it's there loss. :)

That's it in a nutshell. This will be my journey. I'm interested in seeing where this road will take me, and hope you enjoy the roller coaster ride that is my life.