Thursday, January 31, 2013

Personal Day::: *Happy Dance*

I've decided to take a personal day today!

and I plan on enjoying it!

I hope you enjoy your day too!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

oOo How Pinteresting & What I'm Loving Wednesday!


Let's link up with Michelle and Jamie

I'm LOVING Ravelry. I finally updated my own Raverly page. If you are a knitter and/or crocheter I recommend you check out this site. Tons of great patterns!

I'm LOVING that I made my first casserole! 

Chicken, Cheese and Broccoli!
I'm so proud of myself!

I'm LOVING that this weekend Troy and I went to my former bosses house and had a great time! We even had a chance to get up close with her FIVE horses!

This guy here is her Showing horse. And he was such a HAM! He posed for pictures. I've never really been this close to horses so I was scared/nervous and super excited. 

I'm LOVING Pinterest!

Source: via Patricia on Pinterest

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What are YOU  LOVING this week?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I'll Admit it...I have Crochet A.D.D.

Ok. I have to admit it.
I have Crochet A.D.D.

If you visited my place you'd see a basket here...a hook there...and random skeins of yarn rolling around.

I can have a hook in one hand working on one project
and my imaginary hook in my mind is already on to another project.

and I have to tell you...pinterest does not help me keep focus.
It makes it worse.

Last week I shared with you my main squeeze:
{visit HERE for more pics & info}
My goal is to finish this project by May (yes I HAD to give myself a deadline or else it'll just end up in a basket somewhere...and it's too pretty to be a cornerbasketpiece).

This week I'm on to something new.
I call this my side piece:

This is just a lil' sneak peek. 
Check back again to find out what these four beauties are going to be turned into.

Can you guess what it is?

I'm so excited!


Monday, January 28, 2013

Tale #723 ::: The Time I Cried in Front of the CEO

Hello Hello!

Welcome to"A Tale to Tell..." Link-up party!

This is the place you can come to every Monday to share your tale! It can be about anything your big ol' heart desires.

Have a tale? Well share it!

Tale #723

Have I ever told you about the time .... 
I cried in front of the CEO of my company?! 
I think this is even MORE embarrassing than Tale #479.
I've been with my company for a pretty good time.
So it's pretty obvious for someone who's been here as long as me to develop a sentiment for co-workers.
You don't want anything bad to happen to them. 
And the time came here where a WHOLE department got laid off. 
A department that I work with on a daily basis. I couldn't do my job without them.

So the news SHOCKED ME. Hurt my heart that people came into the office and lost their jobs.
The tears started flowing.

I'll just go ahead and tell ya now ... I can be a BIT of a crybaby.  
I can cry at TV shows ... (remember when Stone died on General Hospital and Robin had her diary published...yea I bought and read that. don't hate.)
I can cry at Books (see above).
I can cry at Movies (the Notebook...anyone?!)
I can cry at commercials ("IN THE EYEEEESSS OF AN ANGEL"...if those one eyed puppies don't get you every time then there's something wrong with you!).
I even have laughed so hard I cry (happens all the time).

Anyway. The CEO comes around to tell us that the layoffs had to happen and blah blah blah. And I could feel my face heat up and my eyes water and before I could help it....they came down my cheeks.

UGH. I'm so mad at myself!
You know it's one thing to cry in front of a male CEO but my CEO here is a woman.

Women can't cry in front of superior women.  You just can't. 
Do you know what  I mean?

Now I'm afraid I came off weak and emotional -- two things I don't want to show in my professional life.
It sucks. Just sucks.

*The next day the CEO came up to my desk to as me if I was okay and gave me a pat on my back. I wanted to kick myself. 

That's my tale. The time I cried in front of my CEO (like an idiot)
Tale #723

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Follow Friday ::: Up All Night

Hoooray it's Friday!

Q:  What is the last book that kept you up late into the night just to finish it?

1. Because I HAD to find out what happened to Liesel
2. Because it was a library book due back the next day.

You know how that goes.

How about you?
What book kept you up til the weeeeee hours of the AM?


Thursday, January 24, 2013

How Does My Garden Grow!??!?!! With Yarn. Duh.

How does YOUR garden grow?
Mine grows with yarn :).

I picked up some really great/bright colors:

and I got to hooking:

My audience. 

Doesn't this make you ready for some April Showers and May Flowers?!
Gosh. Spring time ... hurry up won't cha?!

What are you hooking?!
Update: Click HERE to see finished blanket :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

oOo, How Pinteresting & What I'm Loving Wednesday

How are you today? Happy Hump-Day! 

Let's link up with Michelle and Jamie

I'm LOVING that Troy found the kids that were STANDING ON MY CAR. yes. You read that right. Neighborhood kids were standing on the hood of my car like it was the local playground. Anyhoo. I'm loving that Troy found those kids. Had a talk with them and managed to get them to all knock on my door and apologize. I love that Troy did that!

I'm LOVING that I'm becoming a Master at 3 & 4 star daily calendar Sudoku. I'm so smart ya'll. 
(I wont tell you how long it takes me to do one puzzle...all that matters is I get 'er done!).

I'm LOVING Google's logo from Monday (MLK Jr Day):

I'm LOVING Little Debbie Valentines Day Snack cakes. Yum! I can eat a whole box in one sitting (somebody stop me!).

I'm LOVING Pinterest!!
Source: via Patricia on Pinterest
Source: via Chelsie on Pinterest

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What are YOU LOVING this week?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesday:::Beautiful Creatures

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.

I have to tell you ... I love the tease from the commercials [for the movie]. A Girl + A Grave + Really cool looking scenes = YES I want to read ASAP.

 "It wasn't that she was different from all the other girls at Jackson. That was obvious. It was that she made me realize how much I was just like the rest of them, even if I wanted to pretend I wasn't."

(don't we all have moments like that?)

Here's the trailer for the movie in case you haven't seen it yet:

Have you read this book?
Will you see the movie?


Monday, January 21, 2013

Tale #479 ::: The Time I Smacked a Co-Worker on the Butt

Hello Hello!

Welcome to"A Tale to Tell..." Link-up party!

This is the place you can come to every Monday to share your tale! It can be about anything your big ol' heart desires.

Have a tale? Well share it!

Tale #479

Have I ever told you about the time .... 
Yea. You read that title right -- the time I smacked a co-worker on the butt.
You probably think I'm some big pervert. 
and I'm not.
Not really.

Buuuuuut when you see someone bending over they are just asking for it?
Think that line flies in HR?

So what had happened was: I have this co-worker that is also my friend. 

And I don't remember the circumstances of this particular day but we have a real jokey type of friendship.

I saw an opportunity to get her back for something (because there's always something).

She was bending over ... so I smacked her really hard on the butt. 
I mean she was bending over right in front of me. 
That was a welcome ... right? 
A HUGE sign that says SMACK ME
wow ...I do sound like a pervert.
I mean this story in the least perverse way as possible ... of course. you get what I'm saying here ... dontcha?

A second after the *SMACK* my co-worker/friends stands up..rubs her butt and goes - 


and to my TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT...I turn around and see the PUBLISHER of the Newspaper I work at standing right behind me. 


My Boss's Boss.

Let that sink it.

My Boss's Boss.

Jim casually responds: "Yup, looks like sexual harassment to me." 

OMG. I have never been so embarrassed.

My co-worker got a HUGE laugh out of it (the publisher was a real cool person. He didn't even really react. His door was always open so I'm sure a smack on the rear-end is just another day in the newspaper industry).  

I'm STILL slightly embarrassed that happened...and that was 4-5 years ago.

That's my tale. The time I smacked a co-worker on the butt. #embarrassing :) 
Tale #479

Have a Tale to Tell?
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Follow Friiiday: VILLAINS

{link-up here}


oh this is SO hard for me.
The first person that comes to mind is Tyrion Lannister (from A Song of Ice and Fire Series).
But does he really count as a Villain?
I dunno. I'm only on book 2 (and only at about 20% of it).
He's from a family filled of villains. Nobody likes the Lannisters. Right?! 

But Tyrion is awesome!
Funny, quick witted and smart.
I can't wait to see what happens to him throughout the series!
{photo via}
Who's YOUR favorite villain?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ooh, How Pinteresting and What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Hey Party People 
Happy Wednesday!

Let's link up with Michelle and Jamie

I'm LOVING the Modern Family DVDs I got for Christmas from Troy. I'm re-watching season 1 right now and it's SO funny. "Why the face?!" and "I just want to do you, do you, don't you want to do me, do me" LOL. It's funny every time I see it. 

I'm LOVING the emails from Better Home and Garden. I can't believe I'm saying that.
They are AWE-SOME. I get like 10 a day so I usually spend one day a week catching up on all the recipes, home organizational stuff and crafts. They have some pretty good ideas!!

I'm LOVING that people liked my tale about Lenny Kravitz. It's a true story. It really changed my life.  So did this one about Cherry Jolly Ranchers ... which I will NEVER touch another one of those suckers again in my life.  And if you don't know ... I share a new tale every  Monday because I'm amazing like that. 

I'm LOVING Pinterest. I'm basically obsessed with it.
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What are YOU LOVING this week?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: A CLASH of KINGS

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.

I just started a new read this week
(yay me! took me forever and a day to finish the last one)...

"Some men want whores on the eve of battle, and some want gods. Jon wondered who felt better afterward."

My goal is to finish reading this one before the HBO season comes out on DVD (which I think is next month or March...).

Are you a fan of this series (either print or tv or both)?
So far I like it!


Monday, January 14, 2013

Tale #53: The Time I Ate 500 Cherry Jolly Ranchers

Hello Hello!

Welcome to"A Tale to Tell..." Link-up party!

This is the place you can come to every Monday to share your tale! It can be about anything your big ol' heart desires.

Have a tale? Well share it!

Tale #53

Have I ever told you about the time .... 

That I ate 500 Cherry Jolly Ranchers.
I s%^* kid you not!

This was back in the 90's when it was really cool to be a kid (ok, well that may not be 100% true but I'm trying to make this story sound really awesome). 

Anyhoo. It was at the point of my life when I had turned in my "trick or treat" pillowcase and gave up on the whole idea of begging strangers for candy. Kinda funny how we tell kids not to take candy from strangers but one night of the year we take them around and have them ASK for candy from the weird neighbor down the street...interesting right?!

So. My grandpa got me this HUGE thing of cherry jolly ranchers.
This girl right here ... was in heaven!!
500 JOLLY RANCHERS AND THEY WERE ALL MINE!!! <--insert evil laugh here

Ol' man I wish I had a picture of the container to show you - but just close your eyes...wait open them so you can continue reading...ok...just imagine one of those containers you get from Costco or Sams Club with the pretzels in ... you know what I'm talking about?? It looks like a barrel thing - yea that was FILLED with Cherry Jolly Ranchers.

And I ate them.
ate until my mouth was all sore (you know how hard candies hurt your mouth after a period of time -- yea it didn't seem to bother me too much back then). I devoured probably about 95% of the bucket by myself. Only MONTHS & Months later when I started tiring of them I started handing them out to friends.  I had had my fill of Cherry Jolly Ranchers.

Flash forward to present day: Here I am nearly 30 years old and I CANNOT eat a cherry jolly rancher. Oh, they make me sick. The taste of them - ugh. so gross. Any other flavor I can handle but give me cherry and I"ll freak out on you.

That's my tale.
Tale #53

Have a Tale to Tell?
oooh share it with me! I love reading other people's tales. 
It helps validate my crazy. Seriously. 
You read other folk's stories and you realize how nuts THEY are and how normal you really are. 
Share it every Monday! 
I'll host a link-up party riiiiight here!


Friday, January 11, 2013

Follllllow Friday People! Follow Friday!

Chello folks.
Happy Friday to ya!
How the heck are YOU doing?

Wanna link it up for Follow Friday?
{link up here}

Good. That's what I thought.


Uh. I'm going to be a big ol lame-o and say NONE!
I mean I like READING about all the supernatural beings but I TOOOOTALLY do not want to see any of them in my every day life. Puh-leaze.

I would like to spend a day at Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
But that's a whole different story!

Anyhoo - before you go I want you to know I host a link-up every Monday called: "A Tale to Tell" it's a place where bloggers like you can come share whatever tale their heart desires. If you scroll over to my previous post you'll get an idea of the kind of tales I tell. So comeback Monday and Link it on up!


Tale # 105 : The Time I Made a Grown Man Cry

Hello Hello!

{If you don't know already} I host a link-up every Monday called "A Tale to Tell". It's a place where all the cool people can get together and share their tales.

Everyone has a story to tell -- this is a place where people will actually want to READ them!

Come back Monday to share your tale!

Here's mine for today:

Tale #105

Have I ever told you about the time .... 

The time I made a grown man cry.
You read that right.

It was a nice summer day.
For real. I remember it like it was yesterday because I was wearing a dress and it was hot as balls out.
So I was sitting in my car.
Minding my own Business.
Waiting for the light to turn green.

I looked up...light was red.
Looked down at my lap ... light was red.
Looked up again - light red.
Down...okay you get the point.

Next I look up light is green. Hooray.
So I look down again for maybe 3 seconds. Decide to take my foot of the brake and

I guess the green light didn't indicate to the fool in front of me that it was time to go.
and MIND YOU. I HAD WAITED a few seconds after I saw the light was green before I removed my foot from the brake.

Dude gets out of his car all red faced.
I was cool as a cucumber. For some reason I didn't freak out {which is odd for me}.
He gets out of the car with a pink slip in his hands arms flying around all wild and stuff and comes to me and goes "I JUST GO THIS CAR!!!".
I guess the pink slip was to show to me the still-wet-ink on the paper.

I'll tell you ... when he saw the damage it freaked HIM out even more.
There in his lovely luxury bumper (did I tell you this was a Lexus?!) was the imprint of my license plate, some red paint and two holes from the rusty plates on the front of my car.

My car. Perfectly fine.
The only luxury part of my car is me.

Anyhoo. I guess since I was so calm  - it calmed this red faced, teary eyed, wild arms driver.
We exchanged information. He called me a couple times to coordinate the repairs.
I - of course - had to pay for damage since I rear ended homie but whateve.
Accidents happen.

I'll always remember how upset he was.
and it makes me chuckle.
Is that wrong?

That's my tale.
Tale #105

Have a Tale to Tell?
oooh share it with me!
Share it every Monday! 
I'll host a link-up party riiiiight here!
Can't wait to read it!