Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Day #179

I can totally relate to this commercial and the thought of having the "perfect Thanksgiving" with the family. Luckily for me, I don't have to worry about all of those details (thanks Grandma!) as I'm not the one cooking this year. I will say it's pretty neat to celebrate our first Thanksgiving as a married couple and that I truly have so much to be thankful for: a roof above my head, my family, a job, friends and the list can go on and on.

Have a GREAT weekend and don't get to crazy with all the Black Friday sales this weekend.

PS. I love her husband's face when he holds the paper Turkey. Classic.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day #178

The best cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" I've seen in a long time and who doesn't enjoy the Muppets?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Day #177

Thanks to Leslie for my OVER THE TOP award!
Her blog is pretty awesome - check her out!

Now for the details:

1. Thank the person who gave it to you – Thanks for thinking of me Leslie!
2. Answer the questions below using only 1 word answers.
3. Pass it on to 6 other bloggers you think are Over The Top!

1. Where is your cell phone? charger
2. Your hair? curly
3. Your mother? creative
4. Your father? funny
5. Your favorite food? pizza
6. Your dream last night? music
7. Your favorite drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal? progressing
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? sick
11. Your fear? alone
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? overjoyed
13. Where were you last night? Hendersonville
14. Something you aren’t? blonde
15. Muffins? Yes!
16. Wish list item? patience
17. Where did you grow up? everywhere
18. Last thing you did? E-mailed
19. What are you wearing? jacket
20. Your TV? on
21. Your pets? feisty
22. Your friends? lovely
23. Your life? fabulous
24. Your mood? hungry
25. Missing someone? totally
26. Vehicle? red
27. Something you’re not wearing? bracelet
28. Your favorite store? H&G
29. Your favorite color? red
30. When was the last time you laughed? afternoon
31. Last time you cried? Ummm…
32. Your best friend? sweet
33. One place that I go over and over? Publix
34. One person who emails me regularly? Hilary
35. Favorite place to eat? Chick-fil-A

Here are 6 ladies I think are marvelously OVER THE TOP!

Our Little Haus
MA Belle
The Bentley Family
Confessions of a Martha Stewart Reject
Mrs. Grits
Pink is Not My Favorite Color

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day #172

Where has the week gone? I can't believe how zany life has been in the last few days with the Junior League fundraiser, sorority conference in Dallas and oh yeah...working. Tomorrow and Friday, I'm teaching classes at a local high school on why its important to get an internship.
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day #165

Happy Veterans Day everyone! So thankful to those who chose to go above and beyond and defend our country.

It’s a great day to be an American.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day #164

Happy Tuesday! We had a busy weekend – my midterm was due, a busy wedding weekend and we celebrated Mr. M's birthday. I'm now getting into the swing of things,trying to survive my to-do list and prepare for a visit from the in-laws.

I have no idea how working mothers handle it all.

I will say in the middle of all the hustle and bustle, it was pretty surreal in the fact that I purchased my first “husband” card…as cheesy as it sounds.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Day #159

This morning in my sunrise yoga class, we had to pick something to focus on: wisdom, patience, energy and communications. Since I was schedule to be apart of the MDA Lock-upand needed to raise money this morning, I chose communications.

Ironically, that’s not really what God, had in store for me today.

While I did participate in the fundraiser (raised enough money in an hour to buy a kid wheelchair. Whoo!), that’s not the communications I needed to focus on.

Later in the afternoon, I got quite a scare. I saw on Twitter of all places that there were shootings at Fort Hood. The same place where my dear friend Hilary just moved to and where her husband is stationed.

My heart dropped and I ran to find my cell phone.

Thankfully after a call and text, I got a hold of her and she was okay. Her husband was on post (and now on lock down) but she had just left Fort Hood twenty minutes before the shooting. As the afternoon wore on, we kept text messaging each other updates - on my end, what was going on cable TV, twitter and Internet news stories and on her end, what was happening through military messaging.

Its insane now how one communicates with friends these days but yet the bond is still the same.

I pray for the families and friends of the 12 deaths and 31 injured soldiers. This is such a sad, sad tragedy for America.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day #158

And the winner is...CATE with 72% of the votes! Yeah for her and her family.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day #157

Did you vote today?

I love election day. It's a chance to express your voice, your ability to have a say in what goes on around you. The problem is that most Americans don't feel that their local elections are important so they don't bother to vote. Which frankly, is sad. Who picks up your garbage? Your local government. Who decides what books are read in your child's school? Your local school board. Who decides how much of the budget to put towards your police and fire? Your local city/county council.

Not to be on a soap box, but these elections are the ones that really affect us close to home. So if it's before 7 p.m. and you're reading this...go vote!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day #156

Sometimes I just have to remind myself to "keep swimming"...especially on a Monday.