Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2014 In Review

Honestly I will be glad when 2014 gets the boot in the ass..  it wasn't ALL bad but 2014 by far, is going down in the history books of our life as one of the most trying.

This year saw a lot of big milestones, our 10 year wedding anniversary, my 40th birthday, the 5 year anniversary of my fathers passing. My nieces first birthday. Every day brings something new Lil Man can do or say.  He never fails to crack me up. Lately he tells everyone he can see their tukus. Something I said to him as he was streaking down the hall after a bath!  The other night I told him it was bedtime - he promptly said "No thank you" and when I insisted it was in fact his bedtime - he put me in time out!

2014 is also the year of the "plot twists" in our journey of this life. D was unemployed for awhile then totally changed career fields after 14 year of banking. Peep and Lil Man moved in with us. That itself is a reality show in the makings.  I will say I have now been in both sets of shoes. The adult child moving back home and the parent having her adult child move home. Don't care who is wearing the shoes - it all sucks.

This year I learned who the people I could count on were, who I could lean on when I just needed a moment and those who I just can't. I learned who in my life really really wanted to see me do well and who just wanted to have ring side seats for a really hard year in my life.

No matter what there will always be someone who delights in just piling more on when you are clearly ready to crack, cloaking it in "keeping it real, telling you how it is". Truth of the matter is when you are down, and that is the moment they choose to pop up and say well what about me, and start to air grievances that they have with you as a person or how you are functioning in that moment, then get pissed when you get upset is the moment their tickets need cancelled.

Some good things happened as well, I received a promotion at work and had my 4th anniversary with the company. The company is growing by leaps and bounds and it looks as though we have a really good team assembled now. D is now working for a good company with potential to move up in the ranks.  He no longer comes home daily upset about work and his boss.  Sunday nights, while still not a favorite are no longer dreaded.  My back finally seems to be on the mend.  I am hoping that really is the case and I can get back to the gym.

Starting tomorrow afternoon I am on vacation for the last week of 2014. I for one see it as a hard earned vacation, I am hoping to get some rest, workout, laugh some and catch up with friends who have been patiently waiting for my life to slow down some.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday - no matter what you celebrate, do it with the ones you love. Stop and take everything in for a second. Who know what changes tomorrow will bring you.

I'll leave you with my end of the year favorite songs - pretty much all Maroon 5's newest album right now.. Right now that is my absolute favorite album - its on continuous repeat in my car and office..

Unkiss Me by Maroon 5 on Grooveshark

Sex and Candy by Maroon 5 on Grooveshark

Lost Stars  by Maroon 5 on Grooveshark

Feelings by Maroon 5 on Grooveshark

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Funnies

Best things I saw on the internet this week:






Love the Princess side eye...






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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Confessions & End of Year Housekeeping

I have started cleaning up my digital world.. My work email inbox has a little over 17K email in it.. We won't get into my junk email account (yahoo) and my personal gmail accounts.  I have been going through my Facebook friends list as well. Anyone there that I didn't know real well or only knew because of a game I played a long time ago or a group I was in I unfriended.  If I don't know you and wouldn't go have drinks with you then you really shouldn't be on my friends list.

On the flip side even if i do know and have had drinks with you before, if you are a negative personality or constantly seek drama I am working on distancing myself from you as well.  I have enough drama that I deal with on a daily basis I don't need more.

I am also starting to go through and remove clutter from my house.  I have started telling my mom no on gifting me things - she will call and ask me if there is something I want that used to belong to my dad. Depending on what it is, yes I want it.

A few years ago the answer to that question was YES no matter what it was. We are now 5 years out from his death and the dust is settling and I will now occasionally say no, and she will say but it was your DADS.  Yes mom but that doesn't automatically mean that I should save everything, you can toss his pocket lint. I promise it will be okay.  Given that yes was always the answer until this year I have quite a few things that maybe I don't need. I will keep the stuff that invokes special memories for me of my dad or a time we spent together and donate the rest.

Christmas is next week and I need to get shopping UGH! I have no clue what to get my mom - okay I never do.

I really just want to sleep for a week.

I am on vacation the week after Christmas - well I am out of the office. To make it a real vacation I'd have to run away from home for a week... hmmmm there IS a nice hotel not far from here......

This hands down is my favorite light display - I want one day and my neighbors will HATE me..



I didn't watch the last 4 weeks of The Voice. I just got so busy, then so far behind..

I'd really really like to have my house to myself again.

I'd really like for someone to remember I am doing them a favor and not be treated poorly, or talked to nasty. I'm tired of snotty tones, I'm tired of being yelled at, I'm tired of no one else needs, thoughts or opinions mattering.

That running away idea sounds better and better..........


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Dude Where'd my Week Go?


Last week was a strange week. Coming out of the weekend and our company Christmas party half the company got food poisoning. So last week was spent with 4 of us up and working while the rest of the company wondered what evil got a hold of them .

Thursday night D and I went to the Mythbuster Behind the Myth show. I grabbed tickets about 5 months ago as a Christmas present for him. If you get a chance to see the show and science is your thing don't hesitate just GO it was an awesome show and possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Before the show we hit up Flying Saucers for dinner and drinks - its a German pub tucked in a corner of downtown.  Neither of us had heard of it before - and D's a native so that sucker is hidden well. I get why. The regulars  probably don't want to lose "their" bar. Its a neat little place with some great craft beer and food. I can't wait to go back and try some of their bratwurst platters!

Friday I had taken the day off from work - most of the day I hung out with the cutest lil boy in the world. I did run a few errands the few hours he was with his Great Grandma but most of the day we snuggled down on the couch and watch Christmas Specials on NickJr all day.

The weekend was pretty much just hanging with Lil Man..  Saturday evening he hung out with Craig and D and I had dinner and hung out with friends until it was time to pick up Peep from work at 1 am. Sunday we took him for lunch at Burger King then over to the mall to the play area and Zonkers to ride the train. Unfortunately Sunday evening we had a short stop at the local ER.

Leaving the mall Lil Man did NOT want to go so he did the toddler thing and decided to just go limp as Papaw and I had his hands crossing the parking lot. He ended up with whats called Nursemaid's Elbow. The Doctor at the Er was beyond fab. He actually came out to the waiting room popped his arm back into place. Lil Man then high fived him and said "wow I feels all betters now". It was instant. The doctor then said I will have them take you out of the system like you were never here Merry Christmas..

We then hit Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream for dinner, because well an ER visit of course!!!

A few weekend pics!

Friday night - I rarely wear lipstick much less red..

The train he did NOT want to leave

Ahhh all betters - even more so with a chocolate dipped waffle bowl!


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Thursday, December 04, 2014

I've left again with a flashlight to find my even because I can't!

Better known as Thursday's Shit I don't Understand..

Gwyneth Paltrow good lord that women is such an uptight pretentious bitch.  Gwynie and her Goop can go stick it.. Personally I hope Martha Stewart hot glues you into oblivion - and I don't like her either so whats that tell you.

Using slang after you turn 25, you don't sound hip, you sound obnoxious. By the way bae really doesn't mean what you think it does - but you are actually calling your number 1 the Danish word for poop.  Go ahaed keep calling the love of your life that - I'll keep laughing like a 4th grade boy over it.

Radio stations that start playing Christmas music 24 hours a day 7 days a week - the day of Thanksgiving. No wonder I can't stand hearing any of it anymore.

That everyone on Facebook and Twitter suddenly have law degrees.

That the internet is STILL talking about Kim Kardashian's naked ass on the cover of Paper  - seriously it wasn't THAT impressive, we have all seen it on several other occasions. The meme's resulting from it however - pure GOLD.



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Monday, December 01, 2014

Holiday Weekend Shenangans



Seriously wasn't it?  Busy long weekend at my house.. Wednesday I worked from home while the car was in the repair shop - almost a freaking grand later... Cracked radiator and a stuck thermostat.

Thursday I cooked a turkey dinner for our house - Mya had to work that day at 4:45 and my sister in law wasn't doing the regular family dinner until 6 so I cooked for Mya and my Mom who didn't want to travel out that late - she's 72 she gets pass- got our dinner cooked and served then started cooking what I needed to go over to my sister in law's.  Lil Man had a blast with his cousins and ran non stop for about 3 hours.  We got home and he pretty much just passed out for the night.

The rest of the weekend we pretty much just chilled - I did not go shopping Black Friday I did grab a few things Saturday after I went to get my hair done. Then grabbed Lil Man some stuff when I dropped his mom off for work Sunday.

D and I snuck in a movie Saturday night. We went to see Intersteller.  Its a long movie - 2 hours and 48 minutes - honestly the last 48 minutes are a total mind fuck. We left saying "Did I really just see that" and "huh".

Sunday was just a chill day - most of it spent like this...




















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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thoughts

I am so random right now.. My car is in the shop - it started over heating yesterday on my way to work. Seems like every year around the holiday's my car decides it needs attention. Sigh - there went Christmas shopping completely..

I got into a Facebook debate yesterday on the situation in Ferguson. For the first time in my entire life so far I was told "your white privilege" is showing  and called a pretentious bitch.  Okay seriously - I was pointing out the LAW as it is written in Missouri and that's showing my white privilege - ugh.  The person I was debating with made the statement "I can tell you grew up richy".  That's a hell of am assumption to make from a Facebook debate and all you can see is my profile picture and the words I wrote.

Yes, there were times my family had it better than some, there were also times we were dirt poor.  I grew up as a Military child, my father was in law enforcement in the Army. That is where all my traveling as a child came from. Later when my father retired he got bored and became a truck driver - it was the late 80's and early 90's he did well. Then the bottom fell out and bam we struggled again. I was a teen mother who finished high school, married the wrong man, survived domestic violence got divorced and put myself through college.

No one should ever assume based on how someone looks how their life has been or who they are. That goes for EVERYONE. Don't assume that I am a "poor little rich girl" because I am educated, well dressed and what life experiences I had as a child and I won't simply assume your a thug because you like baggy clothing with your pants hanging off your ass.

I will NEVER understand protests that end in looting and setting shit on fire. Who the hell do you think y'all are. The cop your pissed at doesn't own the car dealership you just set on fire. Your damn neighbor does and you just harmed them and their family.

That corner restaurant you broke the windows out of and vandalized is owned by 2 young kids trying to make a go of it and support their young children. How dare you harm them in your anger at the "system". That behavior is thug behavior.  That behavior is what makes the nation think your all criminals.

Please do explain to me how that behavior honors the memory of the young man who has lost his life - that life you are PISSED that is gone.  Tell me how that reaction changes a damn thing. Tell me what positive change that behavior brings about?

You think the law is wrong, you think the office "got away with murder" go organize to bring about changes in the law, go respectfully talk to the people who can help you change it, stop harming your neighbors by setting the local pizza joint on fire!


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Weekend Shenanigans

YES! Short week this week.. Just have to get through Wednesday and then 4 day weekend!!!

I got my card exchange cards done this weekend... Now this is not your typical holiday card exchange. They are generally snarky cards  so these were perfect.. Yeah I know I have a really fucking warped sense of humor.. I get it - shits still funny...



Yes that is Charles Manson and his soon to be bride...  So remember when you want to strangle your Great Aunt Edna over turkey gravy things could always be soooo much worse..  You could be this man's father in law...

Saturday night D and I actually did make it to see MockingJay Part 1. With us watching Lil Man while his mom works, date night have been creative. Yes we went at 11 pm to see a 2 hour movie.. It was worth it - awesome movie.

Anymore its gotten to where I won't see a movie unless it is playing either at Fork and Screen or Cinema Suites. I love that I can log on to AMC  purchase the tickets - pick the seats and then just go. Since its assigned seating I do nothave to worry about getting there in time for a GOOD seat - which by the way is the last row center section LOL.

Apparently last call is at 11:30 - so right before that our server brought us extra cokes and an extra bag of popcorn to last us until 1 am..

Sunday I got up at 10 and straightened up the house and got ready to meet a friend of mine at noon at Michaels for card making supplies. We then proceeded to sit at the kitchen table for several hours chatting, joking around and laughing our way through making 35 cards each.. While we did that Lil Man sat at the table coloring the Dora coloring book I grabbed while I was at the store..

I was hoping to end the evening with the AMA's and a glass of wine.. I had paperwork and water instead! Here is to a 3 day work week and hoping I get to watch the AMA's I have on DVR sometime during that 4 day weekend!


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Hey There Friday!!

Holy Crap - Thanksgiving is next week.. This month is just gone. Oddly I am okay with that. I am actually okay with this year being about gone. Sorry 2014 I am so over you. This year has not been a favorite. I'm not saying its been all bad, it hasn't but when it was bad it was really freakin bad.

Christmas is going to be really low key this year. I'm really only buying gifts for the kids. Granted that is so much easier for me to say than to really do. I start to feel guilty or I'll see something that is just perfect for one person then my head will start with "Well if you get ____ something then you HAVE to buy for _____. Can help it, its how I was raised. I also will second guess the hell out of myself and start thinking now matter what I purchase, its not enough.  That also speaks volumes of how I was raised.  I think child really is what you spend your entire life trying to overcome. (Hope Floats).

I'm still plugging away at the family tree - hopefully I will get some time to do that this weekend. I also want to clean out the hall closet and I have some Christmas cards to make for a card exchange. I STILL have no clue what I am making and they have to hit the mail by Monday - so good times! Through some grocery shopping and laundry in there stir add watching my grandbaby and you have a typical weekend in suburbia. I Would love to slip out and see MockingJay but somehow I just don't see that happening..


Favorite moment this week... Lil Man cheesin out in Noni's bed..



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Thursday, November 20, 2014

This about Sums it Up

I saw this posted on Instagram Monday and though yup it fits..  I am at the point in my life where I am too old and too tired for BS. I'm not in high school anymore - I don't feel the need to fit in with the "cool" kids I have my core group of friends and I am good with that.

If you don't like me fine. I'm not gonna try to make you like me. There is enough stress and drama in my life without anyone adding to it.  I have an aging parent to take care of, my 23 year old daughter and her 2 year old son living with me.  I work 60 hours a week then take care of my grandbaby while his mother works. I have almost NO personal time, I have NO social life.  What personal time I do have I don't want it filled with drama.






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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday Confessions

I confess to reading the New York Times interview with Jayden and Willow Smith .................. three freaking times. A few thoughts that came up each time.

1. Because.............. Scientology
2. WTAF (what the actual fuck)
3. Do Jada and Will know their kids are high as fucking kites and giving interviews to The Times?

Seriously can anyone explain that interview to me?? For those who have no earthly idea what I am talking about here it is Times Article. Go ahead I'll wait...

Done? Okay now what the hell are those kids saying?????????

I confess I have a card exchange coming up that I have not even started crafting the cards for. Nor do I have a clue on what to make.

I confess to posting this to Facebook yesterday and laughing way to hard...



Happy Wednesday!



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Favorite Things and a Few I wants!!!

There is a  new skin care line out that has taken the beauty world by storm. It sold out online almost instantly. I grabbed a few items and I am in LOVE.. Its by Nip & Fab and its the Viper Venom line.




I noticed a difference in the first week I started using this.. Fine lines were muted and my skin was a lot softer. 

Kohl's has some Elle' Point dress pants that are totally awesome - I now wished I had found them sooner and had gotten more than 1 pair.

These baby's are thicker than normal dress pants and hang really well. Bonus they are seriously soft. They don't look it but they are the "bootcut" version of this pant. The straight leg is more like a legging.

I got this Alex and Ani leather wrap bracelet and have worn it every day since it arrived..

It goes well with EVERYTHING..

My I want is a limited edition Naked On the Run Pallet from UD.. Comes out December 1st..



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Friday, November 14, 2014

Down the Rabbit Hole I went .............

Better known as Ancestry.com.... Oh my lord.. I think that site is worse than Pintrest.. Thought process is the same "Oh just one more document view, wait WHAT did that say.. Ok just 10 more minutes." Four freaking hours later and you are debating on if just a few hours of sleep is okay or is it better to not get any and go straight to work... For the record - get the few hours of sleep and go to the Starbucks drive through for a 55 gallon drum of coffee. Also - not that I am suggesting this - but Energy Now  pills help with that boost.


I still have NOT once single clue about my dad's side of the family, but my mother's side has just exploded.. I have found what appears to be my "gateway" ancestors - meaning the ones who immigrated - thing is I get stuck because I can't open documents that are not US documents.  Which begs the question - do you really have to pay the fee to search worldwide or is there somewhere else on the ol' internets where I can find this stuff??

What I have found so far is really cool..  Old civil war military draft cards, pictures of both people and grave markers. Birth, marriage and death certificates. I am just so fascinated by it all that its where I have spent the bulk of my free time this past week.  I am hoping that at some point there will be a spark that opens up my dad's side of the family.

I am also questioning what you add to your own history to be out there for your 6th time great grand child to find. Like my first marriage, do I add it, it did happen, no children resulted just a metric shit ton of bad debt and horrible memories - but since it happened do you add it??? As much as I'd like to pretend it never occurred it did.

Then comes the question do you just add the person with the mention of the marriage and divorce and leave it at that or do you then add their family members? I see why you might but honestly you tore that limb clean off the tree and with no shared children why would you add the EX's family??

Would you add him? What about HIS family to YOUR tree??


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Monday, November 10, 2014

Roots????

Over the weekend one of the genealogy sites had a free search weekend.  So on a whim I typed in my name.. I found me, then started adding family members. It quickly became apparent that even though I know we have roots. I can't find much of anything, anywhere so it feels like we just appeared out of thin air.

I also realized that I know diddly about my dad's side of the family. I can't even produce names to plug into a website. They just were never talked about. Like EVER. I did ask once and got told that my grandfather was an extremely mean man and that my grandmother left when my dad was three. Just up and left. So I was told, who knows.  I was also told to NEVER ask again, so I didn't.

My mother is also pretty tight lipped about her family. I know both my grandparents were alcoholics, which is why I was never permitted to really visit them. It helped my dad was Military and we traveled and lived everywhere. In fact when my grandfather passed we had to get an emergency flight back to California from Germany.

I remember looking in the casket and thinking "hmm, so that's papaw." Pretty sad actually when you stop to think that I really didn't know what my own grandfather looked like. Hell I didn't know what ETHER of them looked like.


No wonder I don't really have strong family ties especially with my extended family and it doesn't usually bug me that we are not close. We are not a ride or die family, to be honest if there is a "die uttered its generally in the sentence of fuck off and die" which pretty much sums up why I don't speak to my 3 sisters or my niece.  If they are around and your missing a knife, you can generally find it in your back....

I am pretty close to my husbands family and over the past 10 years we have gotten huge.. Immediately family is now at 15 members. Honestly maybe that's the family tree I should start researching, I'm sure it would be easier when I have the family members right here to ask, then tackle my own where there is no one to give answers just records that can't talk about............

The only advice I have is to talk to your family historian's while you can, write it down share it. Don't let future generations feel like they just came from the mist with no roots to feel connected to..




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Friday, November 07, 2014

Friday Funnies & Favorites













I seriously want a penguin now!





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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Confessions

Wednesday Confessional time:

Thus far it has been a week of Monday's in fact I still have the blog window open with a draft for Monday's post, I got 2 sentences in and my day blew up so there it still sits.  At this point I should just delete it as that train of thought has completely derailed and there were NO survivors.

I bought new vitamins - they are a stress formula... They smell like un-neutered cat piss... Every time I open the bottle I can't help but think "I paid HOW much to lick the inside of a litter box??"

The results of last night election piss me off...

During the week I can't wait for the weekend then on the weekend I can't wait to get back to work.

The clutter of 4 people living in 860 square feet have thrown my anxiety off the fucking charts. I have to take a deep breath daily to keep from throwing EVERYTHING out an open window.  I was the asshole vacuuming at 9:30 pm last night.  Sorry neighbors - wait no I am not, just doing that helped my mental well being.

I still haven't reset the wall clock in my office - which honestly is a mean trick to do to oneself in the afternoons.


I want to do less than nothing this weekend.

I have laundry to do this weekend...




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Friday, October 31, 2014

The Brilliant Element C - A Girls Best Friend?

Better known as diamonds - and as Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor called them "A girls best friend".

Its no secret I am a HUGE fan of jewelry with sapphires and diamonds being my favorites.   I love to window shop - though D isn't a fan as it generally leads to purchasing! LOL.  It however led me down the path to find one of my favorite independent jewelers. I will introduce you to Tabitha and Tiger Gems in a moment.

In  2006 the movie Blood Diamond (conflict diamonds) brought to the forefront the illegal diamond trade that was still rampant despite the UN Resolution banning the purchase of blood diamonds many of the diamonds of the 1980's are conflict diamonds. Reports estimate that roughly 20% of those sales were conflict diamonds. Consumers become much more aware of the illegal diamond trade. Many searching for an alternative.

Over the years "ethically sourced" diamonds have become a huge deal.  Which brings in man made lab created and simulants.  Stay with me here man made lab created does NOT mean CZ. Certainly CZ's are created by man but for my purpose here I am not referring to CZ stones.  Man Made lab created diamonds are composed to be flawless and cut with the same number of facets as an ideal cut natural diamond to give the stone perfect sparkle and shine. CZ's are typically nothing more than glass or polished crystal.

Actual lab created, man made stones are graded just like a mined diamond. However unlike a mined diamond there are no flaws or imperfections. Man made diamonds have the  almost the same hardness of mined diamonds.  They shine and sparkle the same. Color is where you may see a difference as they are typically created completely colorless. The hardness, light refraction and density are identical. Grading the man made diamonds came about in 2006 by the Gemological Institute of America the standard 4 C's are used. Only a trained gemologist with special tools can tell the difference from a lab created and a naturally mined diamond.

I wanted to give you some back ground on the growing industry of man made, lab created stones and explain the difference between lab created diamonds and the $10 mall store CZ rings.  Lab created is growing by leaps and bounds and are becoming very popular with today's Bride and Grooms. Not only are they more affordable than a mined diamond they are ethically sourced and you get more stone, sparkle and brilliance for your dollar.


I discovered lab created diamonds and Tabitha's Etsy store Tiger Gemstones when I started searching for ideas on resetting my current wedding set. I was on Instagram searching hashtags when her Instagram popped up (and the video below) I was blown away at what she has created. Her work and the quality of the stones she has selected are premium. She sources lab created stones with a D grading (colorless) and a superior cut to refract the most light and provide a ton of sparkle.  Tabitha works in 14k yellow and white gold as well sterling silver. She also has a variety of lab created gem stones as well as the lab created diamonds.

I chose her 2.25 halo with the art deco curved bands. My pictures do not do her creation justice. So I included her video of the set below.





Her work is just stunning. She is awesome to work with. Tabitha's customer service is superb and she is as sweet as can be.  Head over and take a peek. Tabitha has graciously offered a 15% discount off your purchase with the code: KayLynnblog. Let me know what you choose! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday Confession Time

Kathy isn't doing the Wednesday link up anymore. However, off and on I have always done Wednesday confessions so here we go..

I truly think Bruce Jenner is transitioning..


I'd also LOVE to know what red that is he is wearing - it is AWESOME.  I also had no clue he smoked.

I am sick of Taylor Swift. This may have been the more honest thing shes ever said " I maybe the most enthusiastic obnoxious New Yorker" I think however she should had self edited and left our enthusiastic and put a period after obnoxious.

I think shes been way over publicized  and way over exposed. I am sick of turning on the radio and hearing her nasal whine.  

I am working on a blog post that is starting to read like a science class and a review all in one. The science is necessary however to explain background.  I am hoping y'all stick with me to the end though, I happen to be really excited about this one. I believe it will be my longest post yet..

I am looking forward to setting my clocks back an hour on Saturday. I do wish the government would stop messing with time though. Well and a few other things!

I love that I am enrolled in UPS My Choice notices. I know when a package is coming and can plan around it. I just got an email telling me my Ulta order is set to be delivered on Saturday and now I know to either be home or have Peep watching out for it if I am running errands.

Some more changes are coming to my family right around the first of the year and I am excited and nervous all at the same time.

What are your Wednesday Confessions???

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Monday, October 27, 2014

40 Something Weekends

Remember weekends in your 20's? Non stop partying, girls night out Friday maybe a date on Saturday then brunch with the girls ala Sex in the City.. Yeah not so much when you get older. In your twenties you bounce back immediately - not so when your 40. Now if you do that you will need two days vacation/sick time from work to recover!

The 40 something weekend looks way different. Friday night we grilled out with friends as the weather was kick ass this weekend. Then we watched game 3 of the world series. We were home by midnight. Yeah I didn't go to bed until 1 am but I was home in sweats by midnight watching TV. Catching up on my DVR. I have been watching Kendra - wow that is hard to watch. I could not imaging going through that much less filming it all.

Saturday we took Lil Man to the park to blow off some steam.(I took no pictures, I had put the phone away and concentrated on being IN the moment) We ran around for a few hours then hit Perkins - he wanted pancakes. At the moment pancakes are his favorite. He asks for them at EVERY meal. Since he was with Noni and Papaw he got chocolate chip pancakes and half my omelet sausage and potatoes LOL.  We got home about 2:30 and he crashed hard.

I got hit with a migraine so I also laid down and ended up taking a short nap after hitting the pain relievers and the coffee (I hadn't had any yet that day). Thankfully it only took a few hours to ease. When I got up and was able to see clearly I started planning the weeks meals. When I actually sit down and plan evenings go so much easier than when I hit the store and toss a bunch of crap in the cart thinking yeah I can make something outta all this. It also stops the dreaded "Whats for dinner question" I HATE trying to figure that out after a 10 hour day.

Saturday night we hit Walmart and got the grocery shopping done.  Yep 10 pm and we were out grocery shopping. It was way better than Sunday afternoons at Walmart. There were no screaming kids or pissy people. Still took an hour but it was a way better experience. I got everything we needed and wasn't stressed.

Sunday was so laid back, since we did everything Saturday I was able to just chill. I tossed a ham in the crockpot at noon watched some TV, surfed the internet and played with Lil Man until it was time to finish dinner. We had some ham, mashed sweet potatoes and corn. Its been a long time since I have cooked an actual Sunday dinner.

How was your weekend? Have you noticed a change from your 20's to your 30's and beyond on how your weekends are used??


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Favorite things on the Internet this Week




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I'm not sure if I'm gonna regret this. Only one way to find out.










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Wednesday Confess Sess

I can't wear heels anymore so I have turned into a sneakerhead.  My first pair of Adidas are due in today and I am beyond excited. I use...