Friday, July 29, 2011

Thoughts from a 25-34 year old

I've gotten this email a number of times and I still think it's funny.  So I thought I would share with you.  I thought about highlighting all the ones that I think are soooo totally me, but then I realized it would be much easier to just highlight the ones that don't apply to me (which would only be the ones that apply to just men)... so I scratched the idea and thought I would just let you read for reading enjoyment's sake.

Happy Friday everyone!  If you need me, I'll be home, painting... for hopefully, the last weekend.  It will be a really sick joke on Mother Nature's part if it starts raining every weekend after this!  I miss the pool like a new mom misses naps...

Without further ado....

-I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can
think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you
realize you're wrong.

-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're
going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

-That's enough, Nickelback.

-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?

-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

-There is a great need for sarcasm font.

-Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and
suddenly realize I had no idea what the hell was going on when I first saw it.

-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually
becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting
90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's
laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little
bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the
only one who really, really gets it.

-How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

- I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear
your computer history if you die.

-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to
finish a text.

- A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the
spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

- LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

- Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

- Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart",
all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

- I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a d from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

-What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and
instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

- I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the
shower first and THEN turn on the water.

-Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty,and you can wear them forever.

-I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

-Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their
profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring
would probably just be completely invisible.

-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go
around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't
want to have to restart my collection.

-There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are
going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

-I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

- "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people
watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will
they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't
watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and
leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dang it!!!),but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not
seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

-When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she
hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light
internet stalking.

-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle,
then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising
speed for pedophiles...

-Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still
not know what time it is.

-It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what to do with it.

-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car
keys in a purse and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I’d bet everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time.

-I wonder if cops ever get ticked off at the fact that everyone they
drive behind obeys the speed limit.

-I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

-I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or
Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat
before dinner.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pre-Makeover ... Kitchen

Hello Everyone!

As promised, am going to share with you the plans we have/the work we've been doing.

Husband and I have been talking about re-doing the kitchen in our condo for a LOOOOONG time, but it's always been a thought, like, "Maybe when you get bored over the winter and I'm working weddings I might come home to a wall torn down" ... but we never really spoke seriously about it until about 3 weeks ago.

Then the Hubs really got serious.  He was doing measurements and diagrams and pricing cabinets and brainstorming all sorts of ideas.  Some of which made me have heart palpitations just thinking of the cost... So we talked and decided on a reasonable solution for our home, that we intend to be a rental property in the near-ish future.

We are going to use the existing layout and existing cabinets (because it's the only layout that will work for the space without re-doing the cabinets, and spending money on cabinets for a rental property seems kind of absurd to me when they work just fine).  We're replacing the counters, sink, faucet, and floors.

It all really started about 2.5 weeks ago.  The linoleum got another crack in it, Husband was brainstorming again, and I was feeling very uneasy about the whole project and the budget for it.

*Which if you know us, is VERY strange... I generally pick the most expensive choice without even knowing the price and have no problem buying it because that's the one I like... while Husband just looks at me all flabbergasted that I could even have the desire to spend so much money...

So Husband and I went to Home Depot to just price things for the kitchen renovation we kept talking about, "just to see"...We walked out with a plan, well sort of.

You see, we found these AWESOME granite counters for a SUPER good deal and from there I was ready to pick out everything else, but I still wanted to go to Ikea, thinking surely, they'd be even less expensive... So we went, walked around for an hour or two, and found that NOTHING we wanted was less expensive at Ikea.  But we did find some great storage solutions that we will incorporate.  So we went back to Home Depot again, got a quote (that expired yesterday) for the counters, bought some paint and primer and headed home. 

To prime these:

Don't mind the cabinets on the left, Hubs was already removing doors at this point, and it seems that the supplies are on the counter...

I have no idea what's in the sink... please ignore it

Again, the doors are already gone -- which will help you to notice that the crazy woman who painted the cabinets painted every stinking inch!

Look at how dark it was!!  

So we set off on a priming adventure, two coats -- and Hubs doing most of the work while I had to work my real jobs all weekend -- later and we have a very white kitchen!

Looking back on these pictures the cabinets already look amazingly better!  I am so excited for when we finish!

Hubs ran into Home Depot last night to order the counters before our quote expired so now we really have a deadline!  Although I think we're both so sick of living with our kitchen in a large heap on the dining room table and floor that we'll be done by the end of this weekend.  I'll take some pictures when we finish this weekend for an update post.

PS -- you like that counter color??  Yeah, the woman who owned the place before me painted the walls of the living room and dining room that color... with black base boards and crown molding... and mustard yellow ceilings... It's a wonder I ever bought the place...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

So What Wednesdays!

Hey Everyone,

It's that time of week again!  I love So What Wednesdays, they remind me that I'm half way through the week and getting close to a Saturday filled with painting with the Hubs... yes, we have to get ready for our new counters... I promise a before shoot is coming!

Go link up with Shannon and tell us what your "So What"'s are this week!

So What if:
  • I'm a little bit jealous that my boss is going to a meeting tomorrow that requires a security clearance... like for real, he'll be next door to the white house and I had to give them his SSN to get him in!
  • I think you should always wear cute clothes to the gym... it makes me work out hard if I like what I see in the mirror (I know, so vain) 
    • To bad all my clothes are too big...
  •  I loose every game of words with friends...
  • Daisy ate the mail last night... at least it was the credit card offers... she's just helping us clean up our junk mail
  • I have primer in my hair... you try priming over 22 cabinets with deep spots you have to stick your whole arm into to paint the wall... 
  • I won't dye my hair because I can't stomach the $100 maintenance every 6 weeks...
  • I don't have very many "So What's" this week
 Hope you're all having a great Wednesday!  I hope to have a before post about the kitchen out tomorrow! 


Susie Q.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Husband

Hello Bloggie Friends!

Yesterday was Husband's birthday!  Unfortunately, it was also a Board Meeting Monday so I not only spent 4 1/2 hours in the office on Sunday while Husband primed our cabinets, but I also spent most of the day (6:30-6) at the office on Monday so he spent his Birthday painting alone.  :-(

He was going to play golf, but as he was getting ready to clean up and go he checked the weather and saw that it was supposed to rain and storm all afternoon so he decided to stay in and paint some more. 

I feel bad that he spent his birthday working, but I must say he did an excellent job and I'm very excited that the cabinets are almost done!  Just one more wall and 20 doors!!! (That sounds like a lot, but just go with it, positivity people!)

So once I got home and gave him his gift: 
and he read his cards (one from me, and one from the fur babies), we went to dinner at Seasons 52.  We headed out to dinner and asked my Dad and BeBe if they wanted to join us for dessert since they'd already eaten.  I had the "Caramelized Sea Scallops grilled and served with roasted asparagus and tomato-mushroom pearl pasta"

I was just lucky enough that they had a picture on their website of my dinner.  I need to get better about pictures!

I mentioned that I thought I was on a scallops kick and Husband said, "I know."  I guess I really do get in ruts... oh well, I like scallops, they are yummy, and at 26 calories per scallop and almost no fat I think they're an excellent choice when eating out... there are enough calories in a restaurant meal without choosing the fattyiest protien. 

Stepping off my soap box

They did not disappoint, they were SO good and I was sad when they were all in my belly and I couldn't taste them anymore :-( 

Husband got the Lamb, it was good too, but his mashed potatoes looked even better! 

I love Seasons 52 because every item on their menu is 472 calories or less.  This means you could feasibly go out to dinner for less than 500 calories... we never do though, we always share an appetizer, and get their shot glass sized desserts too... but since each are still under the 472 count I still feel we're eating better than we would ordering an appetizer and dessert somewhere else! 

It was a great way to celebrate his Birthday!  We spent some time together, with some family, and then went home to our fur babies, and the bed, where we slept like babies, both exhausted from a lot of work. 

I know, we're party animals

I love my husband, and I call him my "Old Man" a lot, but the truth is I want him to live to be 100.  I don't want to live without him, even the tough ones are better than a day without him!

Happy Birthday Husband,

I love you

<-------------------------------------------------------This Much------------------------------------------------------->

That's as big as the blog will go so it's big... OK?

Don't worry guys, I'll be less mushy tomorrow :-)


Susie Q

Friday, July 22, 2011

What did I just do??

If you want to make drastic changes you've got to do something drastically different.

And I guess getting married in the last year and wasn't enough of a change...

I signed up for the Atlanta Half Marathon

OMG... I feel like puking! For real, like I have butterflies in my belly, much like when you're about to go on a first date with a guy you think is SUPER cute, and you just really really hope he likes you.  That kind of nervous, feel like you might throw up, or you might not be able to eat anything (PS men, THAT is why women don't eat on first dates...)

I know this should be an inspirational, I'm so excited, I just can't wait to start training kind of a post.  I was the one that chose to do this, Husband said if I wasn't comfortable I should just do the 5K, but no, I decided all by myself that I should do this...

I am excited, but I'm also extremely nervous.  I am my worst critic and I HATE to fail... there's not much worse in my eyes than not reaching your goal.  That's why I usually am VERY careful about sharing my goals.

But this time is different. 

I don't know if I'd push myself hard enough if the whole internet world -- or the 5 peeps that read this blog :-) -- didn't know about it. 

So my goal is to finish, and since they have a 3.5 hour time limit, I almost think that's a reasonable goal.  I'm running an average of a 13 minute mile now (because sometimes I walk a bit, or jog REALLY slow up the super hard hills)... so with my math, IF I maintained that pace it would take me 2 hours and 49 minutes...  I'm thinking between race day excitement (making me go faster) and the loooonnnng distance, after training, I should be around the same time.  Or MAYBE faster?

Faster would be awesome

But I'm scared to make that a goal.  I've read a LOT of articles and they all say that for your first half your goal should be to finish, not to focus on the time... so that is my goal.  I will finish. 

Then next time I'll try for more... (NEXT TIME?!?! Who am I becoming?!?!?!) 

So there's my goal bleeps! (Bleeps= Blogs+People a phrase coined by this one)

Husband will be running the Atlanta Marathon a few weeks before Turkey Day.  I'm SUPER proud of him, he seems to have a natural athletic talent (a gene I'm not sure I got so I hope he passes it on to our littles -- when we get there ) and I'm sure that just like anything else he sets his mind to, he'll do great!

So between this and remodeling our kitchen (info to come) I think I've got my hands full for a little while...

While we're at it, I might as well go Blonde next week... watch out! 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

An Ode to the Waffle (aka, Daisy)

I  love our puppy!  she's soooo sweet, wants nothing more than to be loved on and pet, and has never met a stranger... ever.

Look at her, what's not to love?!

But she does have some quirks!  So this is my ode to the quirks of our Waffle:

 She loves her baby
  A little too much if you ask me (if this was a video it would be XXX rated)

 She even likes the vet!

She blends into my floor a bit (confession, I've been snapping this picture for weeks, she does this thing in the morning where she puts her paw in her mouth, sort of looks like she's sucking her entire paw like a thumb, but then every time I grab my phone she moves it... dang it!)

She plays nice with small dogs (as long as they are elevated above her... she's not aware she's 10 times bigger than them)

She eats all her toys tail first
PS, does anyone know of some soft (so we don't tick off the neighbors) but durable toys (that she can't chew through in 30 seconds)?  I brought one home with "Chew Proof Technology" last week and it's already half of what it used to be....

There are more, but that's what I'll share today.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hello Everyone,

I've been slack on posting this week... which is good, it means I've been busy... I like to be busy...but it's time for SO WHAT WEDNESDAY!  Try it, I know you'll like it...

So What If:

  • I am already dreading next Monday, my boss hasn't put together the board packet, is leaving town early tomorrow morning, and is working on it over the weekend... which means I will get to work at 6AM and Frantically be putting together a packet before our 7:30 board meeting...who wants to come?
  • I haven't blogged since last week even though I have lots of ideas
  • Our dog chews up every toy she ever gets, even the ones with "Chew resistant technology"... my arse durable toy! my arse!
  • I would like nothing more than to eat chocolate, lots of it, preferably in the form of cookies, or reeses ... I've been craving sugar like a crazy person lately! It's probably the diet, no sugar on BFL. 
  • We've not gone to the gym once this week... opps.  I did go for a 2.5 mile run yesterday!  -- short, but I jogged/ran the whole thing, no walking!  
  • I threw BFL out the window today when the catering woman from Highland Bakery brought cookie samples to the office... see the craving "so what" above
  • HGTV is on our TV almost all the time in the summer...
What are you saying "So What" to?  Does your dog chew all her babies?   Do you have times where you might be OK with being overweight for a cookie or two?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

What did YOU do at the office today???

I worked....

And then we did this!

That's right... Piece of Cake cupcakes (MY FAV!) and Beer in the office today!  Thank you Andrew for having a baby next week!  Any reason to have cupcakes is a-OKAY by me!

Good thing I went running this morning!

If only everyday was as exciting as today....

PS: yest that's our conference room table, we're an environmental website... everything is different.

PSx2: We cut the cupcakes in fourths so you can try more than one, which is why they all look funny (and the reason for multiple plastic knives)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So What Wednesdays

Hello Bloggie Friends!

It's Wednesday again (I know, stating the obvious), which means it's time to link up with the So What Queen at Life after I Dew!

So What if....

  • I have eaten Zoe's Kitchen twice this week... it's SOOOO good!
  • It's 59* in California today where Husband's family is from, and there is a heat index of 110* here in the ATL
  • I'm SUPER PUMPED that our next Lunch and Learn guest for the office is Jeff Dollar, one of the local radio morning show hosts... I've only listened to them for the last 10 years.
  • I wish I had a name that could be creatively turned into a Blog Title
  • I've spent a lot of time this week reading about how to be a better runner and learned nothing I didn't already know... and yet I still am not a very good runner. (This is not self deprecating, I run a 13 minute mile, that's not good.... but I know that I am a physically fit person, so I go confidently with that knowledge)
  • I would really like a pair of these
But I'm pretty sure I'll look like this:
 So I never get them...

 In other news, Hubs and I worked on a project similar to this one over the weekend:

But way different, it's only picture frames, and not in a bathroom...

Once I get everything situated I'll show you the final results!

Ta Ta for today!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Do you remember that time when I cried to the insurance lady?


Probably because this is the first you've heard of it, unless your name is Husband, in which case, you got a very not funny version of it last night...

Ready, I know, the suspense is killing you, what in the world could make you cry to the insurance lady?????


I made a routine appointment to get my teeth cleaned last week (I made the appointment last week, it was scheduled for this morning).  I told them I got married and had new insurance and the name of the carrier.  The nice man on the other line said I would need to find out which plan I had under that carrier before the appointment because one of them makes you get pre-approved, while the other doesn't... even though the Dentist is "in plan" for both.  He was nice, I took him to heart, I made a note to figure that out.

I called at 5 the next day and the carrier's office hours had just finished and Machine woman and I do not get along... she does NOT speak my language.  So I thought I'd just call back again.

The next day I forgot -- My bad

Then it was the weekend -- Note to self, our insurance company is not very reachable...

So I made a note to call Monday, the day before my 9 AM, cancel 24 hours before or get charged, appointment. 

I got busy

I had LOTS of work to do

I didn't call until 11AM, at which time they told me a completely DIFFERENT carrier had our dental coverage... but I only have the one card? "yes, but you need to call them at 1-800-555-HECK and they'll be able to help you"

OK, Thanks, I must hang up before I forget the number, bye

Dial 1-800-555-HECK, they tell me they can't find my plan (after a good ten minutes of machine woman) because I don't have Husbands SSN memorized and I don't have my group ID number, only I do, I'm looking at my multi-plan insurance card that says I pay $12 a paycheck to have dental coverage and you're telling me none of the numbers work?


I'm sad but I have to go to a meeting, I call the Hubby and ask him to send me the insurance info so I can figure it out,  I feel reassured that surely a woman of my intelligence level (like anything higher than a cave woman) can figure it out given the insurance information, but I forget to ask him for his social...

So I call again

I get the same answer, they can't look up my account with out my Husband's social, I get upset I say surely there is another way, I can't call him at work and bug him again and I need this info because my appointment is tomorrow and I can't pay $400 (a number I completely made up, I have no idea if it's really more or less) to get my teeth cleaned and I just don't know what else to do... at this point I'm sobbing to the poor woman who has no idea that I cry at the drop of a pin and she still says she has no other way of finding our mystery plan.

So I give up. 

I go back to work, because I also am at work, frustrated, my boss seems to be in a terrible mood, I know this because he usually isn't mean when he's in a bad mood, but today, he's got a 'tude. I work, and work, and work, and then 6:15 comes around and boss man gives me a project... then I work some more, surely I can get this done quick.

But I need a list of names from him to complete it, and he's now onto a new project and in a meeting, so I wait, 7:00 and I've got the list! OK, surely I can get this done soon and get out of here.  7:15 he adds more names to my list -- that I had just finished, 7:30 he leaves.

GREAT!  Now I can concentrate and really get this done!

He calls and dictates an email to me...

7:45 and I call the Husband, sobbing again, telling him I'm going to be late, and thinking in my head what a horrible wife I am because he's going to have to wait for dinner, and frustrated again because I'm at work at 8PM which means that IF MARTA is running correctly, It should take 30-40 minutes to get home, but if it's delayed at all... which is basically a constant, I'll be home when I get there and it could be LATE, and we're on BFL so I can't just pick something up, and oh what a horrible wife I am for not making him dinner, and I hate my job because I can't plan anything on a week night because you just never know when Boss man will need/want me to stay till 8PM... and the week has only begun.

Reason number 5 why I love my Husband (that's right, it's a low number b/c it's a big one):

Husband tells me to relax, he'll cook dinner "but I don't even know what we're having!" (in the most mature 3 year old voice possible... because I am alone in an office that the cleaning crew is already done with for the night) Husband says it does not really matter, just text him when I'm leaving and he'll cook dinner

And so I finish up my project, text him at 7:55 that I'm leaving and will be home by 8:30

So I get home, I pour a large glass of wine, hug the Hubs, and thank him for making dinner... because it's not 1950, and he is capable of making a very delicious meal, and he doesn't love me only because I cook for him, and I really need to calm down and not get so frustrated.... marriage is teamwork.

So reason number 5 why I love my Husband?  He's cool in my crisis's... the real ones, and the ones that are all in my head.

Thank you Husband

Postscript:  I got my teeth cleaned today, turns out our insurance rocks and covered everything but the fluoride treatment, which I got talked into anyway... oh well.  However, I still have no clue which plan we're on...

Postscript script: And I do not actually hate my job, it's actually a really great job, I was just throwing myself a giant pity party, because that's what I do when I get frustrated... not angry, just frustrated. 


Friday, July 8, 2011


So I've just joined this site called Pintrest.  From what I can tell you pin pictures all over the internet of things you like and it becomes your inspiration board for DIY projects, redecorating, and really any other category you want to "Pin"... am I right, I'm just figuring it out, but it seems like something I could totally get sucked into neat.

SO I've been pinning all these do it yourself projects, only problem is I've got no where to put them, or even work on them, or time to work on them for that matter... so I've got oodles of inspiration and no where to go with it... does anyone need a DIY done?  I'm not working any weddings for the next two weekends... I can DIY you something, or sit at the pool and drink wine coolers....

Someone save my arse from the sugar that will turn straight into fat... Tell me you need a new something! 

Here's some of my pins so far:

One Day, when we have a house, I would like a chandelier in the laundry room... The way I see it, I'll be spending enough time in there to warrant something pretty.

I could totally DIY this mirror! 

That's right, Monkey Bread in individual mason jars... what could be better?????

L.O.V.E. this rug... now if I just had the dollars.

This is inspiration, but a more modern style for one wall in our dinning room

One day, when we have an outdoor space all our own, I would like to make one of these :-)

Thanks loves!

In other news, Husband has an interview for a promotion today, he's going to nail it.  I know it, because I'm his wife and I said so.  :-)

Happy Friday loves!

Susie Q

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Confession Thursday

Much like So What Wednesdays, but not because it's Thursday today...

I confess....
  • I did not write a blog yesterday because I just was too sad that all the fun activities were over and didn't want to talk about them yet
  • I ate a reeses today... sorry BFL, I know, I was bad
  • My muscles are bigger than they ever have been and it's because of Husband's pushing me
    • I still do not confess it's his workout vs. mine, just that he pushes me to lift more
  •  I didn't think Transformers was any more impressive in IMAX or 3D than it would have been the normal way
    • I really want the new chick's hair though!
  •  I just realized I ran/walked 4.4 miles last Saturday... no wonder I had to start walking, that was a mile and a half longer than I had intended... oh well, maybe I'll run more of it this Saturday! 
That's all for today folks!  I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth and have great plans in store for this weekend!  I'm not sure what we have planned this weekend but I expect to make the most of it!


Susie Q

Weekend Recap

Hello Friends

I’m sorry, I know, I was supposed to post a recap yesterday, but I was coming off a vacation high that was just too good to admit that I was back in the real world… I’m still a little sad, I do love vacations even when they’re staycations!



Friday night after work we went to Dad and BB’s condo to cook them dinner and pick up keys to their place for Monday night.  I cooked a mean pork chop with shrooms, zucchini, and sweet potato chips (Body for Life style) dinner.  It was quite yummy, I won’t lie. 

While I was cooking Matt was periodically helping and watching the TV, not sure what was on, but him and Dad were talking about it.  BB was walking around doing something too, not really sure what.  She was pretty dosed on cold medicine as she didn’t want to be sick while they were in Hawaii.  I felt bad for her at dinner; she looked a bit stoned she was so tired. 

In the meantime, my sister came to pick up a set of keys because she was watering the plants all week while they were gone.  So as she’s about to take a set we realize that we can’t take one too otherwise Dad and BB would have no way of getting in when they get home. SO, after dinner as we’re leaving Husband and I are in the elevator chuckling at the fact that we came to get keys, somehow cooked them dinner and still didn’t get the keys… oh well, it was nice to spend time with them :-)

Saturday I woke up and went for what was supposed to be a quick 3 mile run.  I picked a new route and exhausted myself with hills on the first half so bad I couldn't help but walk most of the second half... note to self, look at the elevation when you're building a new route.

SO, then we headed up to my favorite place in the summer.  Sara's parent's house.  It's such a beautiful home in a beautiful neighborhood with an incredible view and they have a great set of friends surrounding them... basically they're my heros, I want to be like them when I grow up... including boat ownership.

We stopped at Big D's BBQ on the way up for lunch.  It was really delicious BBQ, with some amazing hush puppies!  If you're on 400 N headed to the outlets, or to Dawsonville STOP, get some BBQ and thank me later.  They apparently have a sandwich called the Brownie, they only cook so much of it, and it is a "while supplies last" type of thing.  We came too early (at 1PM), they had not made it yet, but Hubs says it's amazing... I'm thinking they might want to call it something new because Brownie and BBQ Sandwich sound completely different... just a thought

We spent the rest of the day on the lake floating around and riding in the boat.  We watched quite a few people get pulled over be the DNR, they were stationed at a sort of "Lake Block" under the bridge that we needed to go under to get home... that's why it always pays to have a sober driver :-)

Then we had a really great dinner with Sara's parents before heading home.  Honestly, we were having so much fun we all lost track of time and headed home a bit late, but that's what happens when you're around good people!

Sunday we went to church and then Hubs and Luke went to play golf.  Sara brought me home where I got ready for the wedding.  The sweetest family in the whole world wedded off their daughter to an equally sweet man.  Seriously, I was sad at the end of the night to see them all go.  Really awesome people!

Monday Husband ran the Peachtree Road Race in one hour and two minutes.  He did an awesome job and I am very proud of him!  I was handing out t-shirts and strategically handed out Hubby's size so I could see him when he was done. 

Aren't we cute?

I know :-) 

Here's me "working"

and here's KB and I before it all started :-D

Once the excitement of the race was over we headed home to hang out at the pool for the day, a few rainstorms brought us in for an hour or so, but all in all I'd say it was a successful pool day.  That night we went to see fireworks from Dad and BB's condo.  They have a panoramic view of the city from Dunwoody all the way to west GA... so one would assume you'd see multiple shows at once.  Well the rain made it somewhat challenging, but we did see quite a few shows and it was a neat experience... one we probably won't repeat because Hubby missed the
of being up close, but we had a yummy dinner and good company so it was worth it to me!

Tuesday we had a StayCation!  I needed it!  after 4 hours of sleep on Sunday night I was wiped and slept longer than I had in quite some time!  We went to Breakfast together, watched Transformers in 3D on IMAX, and ran some errands before rounding out our food fest of a weekend with some Tin Lizzy's tacos... all worth it :-) happy belly!

I was very happy yesterday to wake up, go for a run, and eat like a bird again... Body For Life, we're back on!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Friday Everyone!

It's going to be such a great weekend I can hardly stand it!  What are your 4th of July plans?

I'll be doing a little of this, 

A lot of this, 
 (That's hanging out with friend... or watching the show or both at the same time, I do have all the seasons)

Hopefully not any of this 

a little handing out t-shirts at this, 

While Husband does this

 I'll help with one of these

And eat this

and drink these

While Husband eats these

Until after he finishes this

Then he'll probably have a few of these
(Responsibly of course!)

Then we'll watch some of these

And do some of this 

And I will be back on Wednesday to tell you all about it! 

Ta ta for now loves!

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