Sunday, December 28, 2008

I'm still alive!

Sorry I've been M.I.A.. The holidays totally kicked my butt. Not to mention, it was a little hard for me to get inspired after the 100 things about me post! Finally got my computer have it be sent back to be worked on AGAIN the very next day! So there's no pictures until it's back. ugghh! So here's some randomness to hold you over!

1. Wedding I planned the weekend before totally ROCKED!! It was my largest wedding to date and it was a great opportunity to learn for me. My client will be missed as a client, but now I am looking forward to many years of a friendship with not only her, but her little sister. Early on I had decided I wasn't going to take any clients this December due to family obligations. Then this lovely lady was given my information by one of my besties. Bestie calls and gives me a heads up and tells me the bride's story. Her mother was terminally ill and chances were she wasn't even going to be alive to see her beautiful daughter walk down the aisle. That's all it took. I sought her as a client and she agreed. From the very beginning she has spoken to my heart and I can only hope that one day my lovely ladies are as gracious she has been especially given her circumstances. Her mother passed just a little over a month prior to the wedding. Thankfully on the wedding end, I was able to help alleviate some of the stress while they were busy dealing with their loss. I was and am truly honored to have my name and my business associated with this wedding. It was beautiful and people had a blast!

2. High school Christmas party happened on the 23rd. 3 short days after wedding above and only 2 days before Christmas...I must love to torture myself! With that being said, we had the best time playing Rock Band 2 on the Wii!! We always do guys versus girls and it always makes for great laughs! I am so fortunate to have so many friends that have shared so many years of my life with me. They know the back history of the Wife so there is never that need to explain. They just accept it, love me and have become family that I have chosen for myself. This year I was extremely surprised when my friends presented me with a gratitude box. Friends from near and far were sent a list of questions/sentences to complete about me and our memories and friendship. I was moved to tears as I read some of their answers. Undoubtedly, I am an extremely honest person so if that's what you are looking for in a friend then I'm your girl!:)

3. Hubby and I had our first movie date night since before Baby Girl was born last night. Saw 4 Christmases--Loved it! It's easy in the hustle and bustle to forget how important something as simple as going to the movies together is to your relationship.

4. After the movies we met up with one of the high school friends and his wife and Little Brother that were all still "home" for the holidays to watch the UFC fight (which is a whole other bag of chips, but can we all just agree that the men that chose that as a profession surely CANNOT be the brightest bulbs in the box!?). I noticed some other folks that had gone to our high school about the same time as the Little Brother did. Little Brother was one of those that, even though he hung out with the "right" folks in high school, got picked on by those guys that just thought that was the thing to do. Well, obviously those same guys haven't grown up a damn bit in all the years since HS! We were at Hooters (I don't want to hear it! Remember we were watching UFC!) and two of these super "mature" and "cool" guys were at another table and decided to send a server over to Little Brother. Shy Little Brother got extremely embarrassed as the server went on about so and so said, blah, blah, blah. The Wife being who she is let Little Brother flail for a brief moment before I stepped in and called the little punks liars to her and then turned around in the middle of the restaurant and called them out in front of everybody. Yeah, the laughter quickly stopped. I know to these guys HS was probably their glory days and nothing will ever compare. Damn, I had a fantastic time in high school too. But thank the good Lord above, that was only the beginning. It's time for some folks to move on and GROW UP!!

5. Dear American Girl franchise,
Speaking as a mother who refused for over a year to buy Lovebug one of your extremely
adorable, but very expensive dolls and made her learn a life lesson of saving your money to
be able to afford something, could you please look into giving adults walking into your store
with their lovely ladies a copy of Emily Post ( or any book for that matter that discusses
manners or etiquette) and a nice, strong cocktail?! I'm sure you would see a spike in profits.
I'm just sayin'.

Enough with the randomness! Hope I didn't bore you to tears!

ETA: Number 5 looks a lot different than how I typed it! Blogger is killing me today! It's also showing that I don't follow any blogs and of course, I do!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

100th Post!!

I can't believe that I have actually made it to a hundred posts!! Thank you all for all the advice, comments and for sharing a tidbit of your life with me. It's definitely been interesting and I've enjoyed getting to "know" you all. Without further ado, here's the list of 100 things that I'm sure you all are dying to know about the Wife.
1. I'm a brunette
2. I never wanted to be a blond
3. I am the mother of two little ladies
4. Both of my children were born via C Section
5. I tried to push for a VBAC with my second child
6. Thank Goodness both my children were born via C Section--they both weighed over 9 pounds (the second weighed close to 10 pounds).
7. The Hubby and I have been married for over 9 years
8. We lived together for a year prior to getting married
9. My grandparents were not very happy about the Hubby and I living together prior to marriage
10. Yet these same grandparents tried to get my parents to live together instead of eloping
11. I hate olives
12. and brussel sprouts
13. I could eat sushi 5 times a week
14. I love college football
15. and the Dallas Cowboys!
16. I felt certain when I was a little girl I would grow up to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader!
17. I won a trip to Ireland when I was a server at Applebee's
18. I got to meet George Killen and his wife on this trip. I sat next to him at our lunch.
19. I can NOT sing
20. but I love trying!!
21. I didn't finish college
22. I wish I did
23. I don't have one favorite color
24. I was a beauty queen in my hometown
25. I love to read
26. I am in desperate need of a mani/pedi
27. I've given myself four more years to have one of my events published.
28. I love to do lists, old school kind on paper
29. I like to clip coupons
30. J Crew is one of my favorite stores
31. J Crew is pissing me off lately with those price tags
32. Tulips are my FAVORITE flower
33. but truth be told, there isn't many flowers out there that I really don't like, as long as they are fresh!
34. I would love for Hubby to get a new job
35. Hubby is my best friend ever
36. Besides my sister
37. I'm a work in progress
38. but I'm not aiming for perfection
39. I love to host parties at my house
40. as long as people don't let their kids run completely crazy
41. because I have a bit of OCD
42. anyone that saw my bedroom growing up would never guess that I would end up with OCD!
43. I also have control issues
44. I think my issues stem from my childhood
45. I always swore that I wouldn't blame my behavioral issues on my parents
46. I lied
47. I need to go to church more
48. I want my old rector to move to this area so I will look forward to going to church
49. I love my friends
50. My friends can be difficult at times (hello, toxic friend and poo poo girl!)
51. I have three decorated trees up in my house for Christmas
52. I love decorating for the holidays
53. I hate chocolate Easter bunnies
54. I can eat a whole box of Snickers Ice Cream bars in one day if given the chance
55. I no longer buy Snickers Ice Cream bars
56. I once walked the 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk (60 miles in 3 days) and it was my greatest physical accomplishment to date (besides being pregnant with my babies of course!)
57. Hubby's father, grandmother and aunt all passed away from breast cancer
58. I live in fear of Hubby or my little ladies being diagnosed with breast cancer.
59. When I was 2 I lived in a bubble for a few days due to bronchial issues
60. It wasn't enough to scare my parents into quitting smoking!
61. I wish I had more time to scrapbook
62. I love going to the beach even though I don't care to lay out in the sun anymore
63. The mountains are great too though
64. I feel like I live in one of the best states in the entire country because all it has to offer
65. I'm a Republican
66. My grandfather is an officer for the Democratic party in my state
67. I'd love to lose 5 pounds
68. Yet I haven't worked out in two months!
69. I drink a Dr Pepper every single day
70. I definitely think laughter is the best medicine
71. If I won the lottery I would purchase a plot of land right down the road from my house to build our dream home on
72. I'd also purchase a lake house and a beach house...all in my state
73. I broke my nose once
74. and reset it myself
75. I was voted wittiest among my senior class
76. I've been skydiving
77. I am terrified of snakes
78. I love stationary
79. I could watch Food Network or HGTV all day
80. I love looking at my oldest daughter and seeing a mini me
81. I love looking at my youngest daughter and seeing my husband
82. I haven't spoken to my parents in over a year and a half
83. I only applied to one college
84. it met all the criteria required by my parents and it was the furthest from them--that's how I chose it.
85. I fell in the middle of my hometown Christmas parade when I was five...and had to be removed from it for screaming so loud!
86. I think I should have moved to NYC at some point prior to getting married to try my hand at being a soap opera actress
87. I'm just kidding
88. sort of
89. I don't know how to change a tire
90. but I do know how to drive a stick shift
91. I gave myself a concussion once by wrecking a moped
92. When I was younger I said I never wanted children
93. It took me over a year to get pregnant with Baby Girl
94. I blamed myself and thought it was bad karma
95. I can't imagine my life being any different than it is right now
96. I cuss more than I should
97. I like all different kinds of music, from country to rap--not the crazy hard core stuff though
98. I still tell people I'm 29
99. Lovebug is starting to figure it out!
100. I'm happy (and lucky) with all the blessings in my life.
and for good measure
101. I'm glad this little exercise is over!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rants and Raves

Verizon Wireless, I thought we handled our problem a few months back with the crazy billing. We've had to "handle" it again for two months now with my Hubby going to one of your stores, taking time out of his busy day to, first, wait on someone to be able to help him and second, to go through the whole process of correcting the problem once someone is available to help him. It's not an in and out thing. Of course, nothing ever is at Verizon. So when you call my cell phone and let me know that one day after we paid our bill we still owe one thousand and blah, blah dollars, yes you will get your ass ripped a new one!! Yes, I will be so crazy that I will throw it out there as to how I'm going to contact my attorney. Yes, I will let you know how completely incompetent you people are that you can't get the problem fixed. To top it off you called me on a day when Hubby was out of town, Baby Girl didn't sleep and I was having MAJOR PMS! The kicker, they hung up on me....oh yes they did. I was that crazy.
Our children's Christmas party. FANTASTIC! Someway, somehow with the Hubby out of town until Thursday of last week I still managed to get most of the decorating done and most of the shopping done. Saturday we were on automatic pilot and we had everything ready in more than enough time. It was relaxing. Now, once all the children were here it was a little, ok, a lot, chaotic, but it was to be expected. Lovebug answered the door to see Santa and Mrs. Clause walking up the walkway. The reaction? Was exactly what I envisioned. It was storybook. I think she was as excited to see the Mrs as she was about the Jolly Man himself. They read Twas the Night Before Christmas and then led us in a song. I had tears in my eyes as I sat in the floor with not only my children, but my friends' children all around me. The only thing that didn't go as planned this year was the craft. I had intended to do plaster hand impressions. Well, the mix was too wet at first (I had a friend who is a dentist mix it, because I didn't have a clue!) and then we let it set up too long. Basically, we ended up with a bunch of plaster discs. But you know what? It is just another story to tell!
Where is MY computer?! I repeat, I truly hate the Rent-A-Center computer! I NEED my computer. I have a bride getting married next weekend and there are things on that computer that I need before then! Everyone cross your fingers and say a prayer that it comes in soon!
The bride I mentioned above. I LOVE HER! I couldn't ask for a better bride for right here at the holidays. She has had a rocky road and she could be a bridezilla. And honestly, I wouldn't blame her. But she's not. I will miss having her for a client. She is the exact reason I started doing this. I know I'm going to cry for her when she walks down the aisle and I am always going to be honored that she included me in her special day...which is going to be SO beautiful by the way!
Dear Friend, If, after going tailgating and you've consumed too many beverages, I am gracious enough to not only offer you a place to rest your head for the night, but I also offer you some of my pj's to rest in DO NOT SHIT IN SAID PJ'S AND HIDE THEM---AFTER YOU'VE ALREADY MADE MY BATHROOM LOOK LIKE THE INSIDE OF A TRUCK STOP! Did you think I would never find them? Did you think for one minute of how I may accidentally touch your poo in MY pants and then almost vomit all over the place when I realize what treasure I've found? I'm just sayin'.
Clemson beat the Gamecocks and are now going to the Gator Bowl!! To top it off, Dabo was named head coach. All is right in the Clemson world! Love it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


You won't be hearing from me much in the next few weeks due to the fact that I am currently working on a piece of crap Rent-a-Center computer!!! My computer needs a whole new motherboard as of this past weekend and I will be without it for two whole weeks. God bless anyone that truly has to use a place like Rent-a-Center to furnish their home!!! We are renting due the fact that I have a million and one things going on right now and I can't be without the computer and Hubby is traveling. And honestly, even if he wasn't traveling the security on his computer wouldn't allow me to do all the things and look up the stuff that I need to. Not to mention, I think his company would frown on it--and yes, he does work for one of those companies that keeps up with where you are going and what you are doing on your computer. Back to renting this dang computer, we had to provide 4 references with a phone number, a pay stub, a utility bill, a credit check was done...and the list goes on! FOR A COMPUTER!! That is costing us a total of 62 freaking dollars! After trying to figure out who our landlord is (which is us!) and wanting to know what kind of car we have we were able to walk out with our computer!

Enough with the rant, more holiday decorating to get done!