Saturday, December 7, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
It's been a whirlwind life and you have been there for 17 years. Wow. We brought you home 2 weeks before Christmas. You weighed 8 ounces. Being a black long haired chihuahua, you looked like a tiny bear cub. We called you our baby bear.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Guess who is singing my praises. That's right, the Mister. Apparently, he didn't want to make the call but is VERY happy with my choice. Win. I also may have had a melt down about not having any support. He agrees to help more. We shall see.
Any who, the truck has already performed a horse task and made a trip to the feed store for shavings and grain. I felt like a real horse person again. Bonus points the back is huge and the puppies love it!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Let me just warn you... I have nothing nice to say today. Just questions. How the hell am I married? Why is he so afraid of decisions? Why am I the grown up in this relationship?
Why all the questions?
Because I thought I would be an amazing wife and purchase the hubs a truck for Christmas. We share a vehicle and it is HELL. I hate waking up early to drive him to work when I don't have too and I hate borrowing my company vehicle to get hay and horse supplies. It is ridiculous. We need a second vehicle and we need a cheap one. We are just using it for horse supplies and our 6 mile trip to work which he only has to make like 3 or 4 times a week.
So I went on a quest and found the perfect truck. A 2006 Dodge 2500. It was clean and in good shape and would haul horses or hay or whatever.
Problem is the bank says it has to have under 90000 miles. That is impossible to find in the state of Georgia for under a decent price. My answer was okay we find another bank or another truck. The hubs answer... Let's give up and continue sharing a vehicle and borrowing one for the horses. Every option I give him, he says whatever you want. He won't help me at all.
How did he commit to me if he can't commit to buying a truck? How the hell has he made it this far in life when he can't make a single decision? Why are men 12?
I think I am just putting the damn thing in my name and he can take the car.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
We are on vacation this week and have decides to just explore our gorgeous state again. We went to the farm and clayton and Dillard Georgia but those posts come later. Right now, you guys get to here me whine.
After our picnic we started our hike. Bad idea. About half way up, after being pulled up the mountain by a very excited pit/lab at a very fast rate, I started feeling nauseated. Don't run up a mountain with a very wild pup after eating. I was pretty sure everyone on the trail was about to witness a very ugly post lunch moment.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Lately I have been so busy. I have been consumed with meetings with the church ladies, work and home life is hard to juggle.
It hasn't left much time for this area of my life. That is so weird for me. This used to be my outlet. The little world I could escape too. I used to read my faves and interact with my blog besties daily. I honestly couldnt tell you what's going on with any of them and that sucks!
I need this space. I just don't know which way this little blog is going to go. I will of course still be that horse loving, southern girl blogging about her life but I dont think I will offer sponsor spots. Just swap spots. I also know I can't make it here everyday like I used too, but I really want to share as much of this crazy ride as I can. So be patient and stay tuned.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
I have a really good reason as to why I have been absent. I was chasing a $10,000 bonus. Did I get it? No, but I did promote! That's one thing I love about It Works! Global. I can promote every month and I control my income. I am really excited to see what september brings.
Friday, July 26, 2013
I have been working my normal 8-5 at the family business, working on a new business venture and it's hay season on the farm. Can you say hectic?!
I feel like in the mad rush, I have forgotten to breathe. I feel like moments of panic creep in again. I hate panic attacks. I haven't had one in forever but here recently I feel like they are constantly in the background.
I just need to remember to take deep breaths.
Kinda hard when you do not have a spare minute.
Also, We are really aggressively paying off all of our debts and falling Dave Ramsey's plan. With that your bank account hits "0" every month. That is terrifying. I let it hit 0 one time and panicked. It's supposed to hit 0 again next week after I pay the house. Actually, I do not plan on letting it do that again. I am supposed to next week, but that I cheated and paid everything early with the intent of not letting it hit 0.
Oh and my hubs is picking fights, because you know it's Friday and that is what he does.
I need a drink.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Riley was seriously in need of some rescuing. He has always had horrible allergies which led to bad skin and brittle hair, so he went first. I opened the tube and wow, it smelled fantastic. I definitely didn't get the normal chemical smell from most dog shampoo and conditioners. There may or may not have been a moment of " hmmm.... maybe this should be mommy's conditioner." Kidding. Maybe. I probably will buy some for myself.
Anyways, I put some on him and started rubbing it in and I instantly felt his coat getting softer. I kept scrubbing and when I rinsed it out his black coat looked blacker and softer. I was amazed. I dried him off and the change was really noticeable. He had a shiny coat, a soft coat and he smelled great!
I grabbed Lacey and put her in the shower too! She is the stinkiest of the 2 so I knew if it made her smell better we had something. After her bath her normal doggy smell was gone.
Throughout the day I notcied that they were both scratching less than normal. Another perk, my hands were baby soft! Win-win.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Then the rain hit. I think it has been like 2 or 3 weeks of rain and we are waiting for Noah to show up any day. The first few days I walked in the rain anyways. See? Motivated. Then thunder and lightening hit. Oops, can't walk in the lightening!
See, what's happening? So after I skipped the thunder storm day, I didn't return to the park. I have been using drizzle as an excuse and the gully washers we have been having for the past 8 days definitely mean no work out.
Chris pointed out that we have an elliptical and a punching bag in the basement. I shot him a look and he quickly shut up. Then he pointed out that he bought me all the Zumba videos and Yoga videos. I ignored him.
Then we took 4 days off. I had so much time to
Monday, July 8, 2013
I thought I would share some of my favorites...
|My piece of Heaven on Earth|
1. Banana splits.
Actually any ice cream treat, but this week my favorite is the banana split. So many awesome flavors in one thing and it's cold. Plus, I can say it's healthy, there is fruit in it!
2. The lake or river or pool, we have it all here.
I am a water bug. I love floating around and playing on the boat and I am not happy until I have been out on the lake. Sadly, our boat is down but that doesn't mean I can take advantage of the beach or one of the many dirt road swimming holes around here.
I love driving my car with the windows down and music up. I love driving the jeep with the top off. I love driving the Gator or the four wheeler or even the tractor. There is just something about the warm air and the sunshine and wheels.
Sleeping in the sun in a hammock. Yes please.
5. Lightening bugs.
I can sit and watch them forever. Last night there were fireworks going off and we sat in the barn with the horse and watched them while the lightening bugs danced.
6. The food.
Bar-b-Que , funnel cakes, ice cream, fresh veggies, fruit, anything on the grill... I love summer food. Plus, you eat most of it with friends, outside. Magic.
What's your favorite part of summer?
Friday, July 5, 2013
I had noticed some of the cards around the blogosphere and have always thought that they were so cute!
I decided that I would pick out a Father's day card. There were so many to choose from and they were all adorable. Should I pick a sweet one? A funny one?
I Picked a sweet one.
The next part was super fun. I got to add a picture and a special note. I chose a picture of me and dad from my wedding and wrote a sweet note about how amazing he is. He loved it.
The card was so easy to make and customize and I didn't feel like I was handing him something generic. I can't wait for another reason to use Cardstore.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Mine just happens to be really ugly. REALLY, REALLY ugly.
Chris asked me why I dispatched a customer request the way I did and I came unglued. I am talking screaming, cursing, psychotic.
A coworker told me to smile. I told him to make me. (I swear I am 5).
Anyways, this weekend was much needed.
Saturday, I went to a women's church group meeting and then had dinner with the hubs and his grandparents. He treated me to chinese food even though I was a crazy lady.
Sunday, We went to Mass and then a church potluck dinner. After the potluck we went to a birthday party for our Godson. They had zoo animal cupcakes! I should have taken pictures, but I made myself not think about this week, which meant not thinking about work, the blog, working out... so no pictures.
After the birthday party Chris spoiled me and bought me new running shoes. I love that man. He just ordered take out so I don't have to cook. Sorry ladies, he does not have a brother.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
We bought our house in October. I haven't had a dishwasher since October. It's been awful. I haven't kept my nails painted because, what's the point? I am just going to ruin them when I clean up the kitchen.
Well, Influenster sent me a solution.
- Suds easily. I hate when detergents do not get sudsy so I was happy to see bubbles!
- Pleasant scent
- Made my hands super soft
- Easy on the nail polish!!! I had just painted my nails so I was reluctant to try it, but no chips!
- A little goes a long way
- If you use to much it is hard to rinse it all out.
- The scent kind of sticks to plastics (Maybe because I used to much?)
"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
So tonight I am praying....
Praying for all that are still lost.
Praying for those that are still searching.
Praying for those that didn't make it.
Praying for their families.
Praying for the injured.
Praying for the scared.
Praying for the dogs, cats, horses and cows.
Praying that they find more survivors.
Praying that the community can be rebuilt and hearts somewhat restored.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This year Chris's grandma was having hip replacement surgery, so I worked and he spent the day at the hospital.
Then Chris decided to be super sweet and posted a super sweet message.
Chris picked me up from work and we watched his cousin play baseball. It was a super close and exciting game! They lost though. Oops.
When I got home that evening, these amazing chairs and pillows were waiting on my porch. Thanks Mama! I plan on painting my porch black to make them pop.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Today I chose the guestroom. I decided to go with a vintage, old sophisticated equestrian (but girly!) theme. Did you just go "huh?"
Here, look at the pictures...
: : The horse in the back ground was painted white for contrast.
: : The bed is an old antique that came from Grady Hospital in Atlanta. At first I thought that was creepy, but now I appreciate the history and think it's pretty cool.
: : The lace curtains have been in my room since I was a child.
: : The candle is my unity candle from our wedding. It has 1 Corrinthians 13 on it.
: :The helmet was an old show helmet I wore as a child.
: : The dresser is older that the hills and needs to be redone, but I love it. I love the curve of the top drawers and the details on the tilt mirror. It was a gift from my sister (she couldn't fit it in her new room.) and one of my favorite pieces.
: : You can't see it in the picture but there is an old dressage whip in the corner that was the one I used the whole time I rode Casper. Again, I am a sentimental freak.
So that's the guestroom. It is definitely my favorite room of the house. It's so girly and equestrian-ish all at the same time.
What do y'all think?