Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tunes on Tuesday: This one made me laugh.

I just watched 7 hours of surveillance at work so my brain is FRIED. I had to show up and share the song of the week. Now I am a Luke B. and FLA/GA Line fan, but I can appreciate the message with this one. And you have to watch the video because that just makes it. So you guys enjoy...

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Dear Summer 2014

Dear Summer,
I feel like I haven't had a second to enjoy you. I have not had a chance to float in Lake Lanier or hike to the falls in Rabun County. I haven't been able to enjoy the food at the food truck festivals. I have sat in the saddle maybe 4 times... but that will hopefully all be different next summer.

You see this summer started off with a loss. One that hurt more than I ever thought possible. I stood up and brushed myself off, prayed for peace and got back to my normal routine. We threw ourselves into work and getting back on budget. When we finally looked up summer was almost gone. Chris works every other weekend so that left only like 6 weekends and we were so busy catching up on stuff that we didn't have time for anything else.

Today we got a life-changing call. He has been offered another job with half the hours! They have two positions. One that pays the same (5am - 2pm) and one that pays his income now plus what I make (3am- noon).  We are weighing the options with hours and pay and all that stuff. He is off every weekend so I think the lack of seeing each other during the week won't be a big deal. He thinks it will be a huge adjustment because we work together and see each other throughout the day between assignments now. We just hope it all works the way it's supposed to.

Say a prayer that it all works out!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dear Brantley

Dear Brantley,
Just a quick catch up letter so 20 years from now you can see what life at 8 months was like and I can embarrass you in front of the ladies. That is going to be hard to do because you are the cutest baby ever. Seriously. Auntie Anna makes you model and this is what we get:

Perfection. The blue seat, matches you blue jean diaper, that matches those big blue eyes. 

These days you are crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything. Oh and everything has to go in your mouth. Sometimes that gets a little interesting and a little gross. The toys, your toes, the dogs ear.... 

This particular moment it was just your fingers. 

You love all things dangerous. The four wheeler and gator are 2 of your favorite things. You also enjoy your toy hammer because we tell you to be careful with it and the thrill of thinking it's dangerous makes you giggle. You also love your rattle cars. And this toy that says "shake it baby".  You like when we say silly things like, "big booty Judy" or "goofy baby" or "yummy". So random but you laugh uncontrollably.  

You have finally started eating solid food. Only took you eight months, but you decided it wasn't so bad and one of your first words was bite-bite. You can also say mama and "Gee" which is what you currently call dee-dee (nana). I hope the next word is auntie. 

You like to watch camping and farming videos with uncle Chris. You also like watching daddy and uncle Chris destroy I mean, work on things. Papa is one of your favorite people. Once he has you no one else gets a chance. You are one loved little boy. You keep us laughing and you keep us young and I love you to pieces. 

Auntie Mal

Monday, July 21, 2014

The World would be a better place if...

The world would be a better place if...
... everyone got to wake up to a view like that everyday.
... wine were free. Like tap water!
... water tasted like sweet tea. I would be super healthy.
... the word "hate" was never uttered.
... chocolate had zero calories.
... people learned to love like dogs do.
... jeans were comfy. I am talking yoga pant style.
... makeup went on perfect every time. scratch that... if makeup wasn't the norm or standard.
... alarm clocks didn't exist.
... things were simpler and people learned to slow down and enjoy it all.

And that is what I am going to do tonight. Drink my wine and enjoy it all.

Night y'all!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tunes on Tuesday

So I have decided that on Tuesday I will share the song that is my flavor of the week. I am one of those people who can go from hip-hop to bluegrass in 2.5 seconds so if you don't like my style this week, stop back by next week.

This week is revival at my church. I have not made it to service yet but I really hope to go Thursday night. Yesterday I was on Rdio and this song started playing. I stopped working and listened to the lyrics.
 I immediately thought of my great-grandmother. She was the most spiritual woman I know. Bluegrass music was always playing, she was always ready with scripture to share and if you needed a prayer you could count on her. Lord knows she prayed for my soul many nights and I am forever grateful.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Blog Everyday in July: Finish this sentence

I am awful about blogging everyday. In fact I haven't really kept up at all. I have read everyone elses' response but with school and work I haven't participated. I thought this was too much fun to miss out on and had to take part today though!

When I open the fridge, I always hope I find a million bucks... or sweet tea. I have to have it everyday. Do I need rehab for tea addiction? Maybe. 

My favorite article of clothing is  on a lazy day my super comfy yoga pants and this gray shirt I have with a lace back. Otherwise my black maxi skirt because it goes with everything!  

Last week I was really pissed when I realized the back passenger glass on my truck was broken. It made a pretty pattern though. (always look for the positive, folks!)

One thing nobody understands about me is why I sometimes settle job wise. Heck, I don't even understand this one, but that should change soon. Stay tuned for that update. 

One thing I don't understand is how people can be cruel to animals or children. 

The world would be a better place if weekends and weekdays would switch places. You know, more time for activities. 

If I had a million dollars, I'd pay off debt and by my dream home and travel with that man of mine. 

If I knew I'd die next week, this week I'd spend every second I could with my horses, family and friends. I would make sure they knew how much I loved them. 

If I could change one thing about myself, it would be my boobs. Triple D is out of control. They are forever in the way and cute shirts just aren't cute. 

Something that can always make me happy is my horse or cheesecake. I will take either one. 

Something I'll never blog about is  nothing.  I am an open book. I will tell you anything you want to know. Go ahead,  ask. 

If I could go anywhere I would go to Austria and/or Germany Because the riding there is the best in the world and family heritage and stuff. 

If I were an animal I would be a lemur. Seriously, those guys look they have fun. They bounce around and meditate. Does it get any better?

A job I've always wanted is to own a cozy little bookstore. I wouldn't work, just read all the time. 

My idea of a perfect day is exploring some battlefield or historic town with the hubby. Then dinner and reading a book on the front porch. 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Roomate

Yesterday, I felt my love for animals waver for a minute.

That sounds awful, but let me explain.

I live in the south. Georgia to be exact and near a creek. That equals snakes. Lots and lots of snakes. My property tends to collect copperheads which are aggressive and poisonous. Yay. One year I stepped on 2 of these jerks. It took years off of my life.

Jump ahead to this year...
We have a black snake that has decided to live IN the barn. IN my tack room where I keep my horses food, grooming supplies and stuff I need daily. The only reason I am letting him stay is because I have always heard that black snakes keep the poisonous ones away and so far no copperheads have been seen.

Side note: There is also a rabbit living in the tack room and the snake doesn't bother it. 

In the beginning the snake kept his distance. I would walk into the barn he would slither out until I was done. The room mate agreement was working and we were all happy. Then he started leaving creepy little gifts in my grooming box and on my shelves in the form of his shed skin. Ew. Freaked me out. Chris removed the gifts. And I declared the snake needed to go.

Yesterday I headed into the barn to clean Casper's stall. I was on the phone with my best friend talking about her newest boy issues. I hung up with her and opened the door to the stall and something darted to the right. I darted to the left screaming. I looked over my shoulder to make sure it wasn't chasing me and realized it was the harmless cute bunny and not the snake. I started laughing uncontrollably at myself, freaking out over little bunny foo foo.  I cleaned the stall as fast as I could and got out of the barn. I am talking record time. If it didn't cause heart attacks I would say small scary animals would be great motivators for getting barns cleaned quickly. *Shudder*

As it goes, Chris cleaned the stall today. I didn't tell him I was still a little leary of the beasts we have done there but I conveniently found another chore that I knew he would rather not take on. Tomorrow I go in with a full suit of armor. Snake boots ... jeans ... a helmet. It could get serious.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Old stuff and Vino

For the first time in years we had the weekend of July Fourth off!

We worked Friday. That is, if you call watching the guys shoot bottle rockets at each other while I caught up on paper work and lunch at Wild Wings, work.

Friday night, I gave min pin a Confianza so she didn't have a heart attack and we watched fireworks from our deck. Min Pin slept through them. The dog that typically panics when it rains, slept through fireworks! Fur-mama win. From our deck we can see one cities fireworks to the left and one neighborhoods show to the right. The trees were kind of in the way but it beat fighting traffic in town.

Saturday Chris woke me and up and told me to call mama and tell her he was taking us to lunch and shopping. (I am a lucky, lucky lady).

We started our adventure with lunch at Copeland's where I was a fatty and chowed on some red beans and rice. And Chris had an amazing Muffaletta. And maybe I know it was amazing because I had a quarter of it.

After getting miserable we hit the antique shops. After aisle 3 my head was spinning. Mom and I were sure it was because of all the junk treasure our senses were being bombarded with. Later, I realized it was probably the massive amount of sodium I had just ingested. Oops.

Chris was taking his time picking over every little thing while mom and I were basically running through booths like giggling lunatics that had just escaped our padded rooms. I wanted all the things. All the things.
We managed to score some pretty awesome stuff including an oil lamp to go with western theme I am currently rocking in my house.

After antiquing to the point of exhaustion, we talking Chris into taking us on our first Trader Joe's excursion. After reading about Whitney's experience, I knew I had to have some of this $3 wine and mom had been wanting to go for months. It did not disappoint. We walked through the doors and mom got her second wind of energy. At one point Chris asked her if she was going to put one of everything in her cart.

We were losing steam until we turned a corner and saw the vino. We basically turned into crackheads and couldn't decide what to get. That is how she came home with 2 bottles and I came home with 4. In my defense I only had 2 in my basket and she (being the awesome mama she is) bought me the other 2 as a treat. In case you were wondering, the $3 wine does not disappoint. At all.

My wine haul 

Sunday included a trip to the feed store where we ran into my parents and sisters and baby Brant, followed by yard work. Yuck. I managed to injure myself and nursed away my pain with the wine I scored Saturday.

So all in all, a very successful weekend.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Goals for July

It kind of hit me this morning... this year is almost over. I just passed through June and really haven't accomplished much. I mean my marriage is the best it's ever been and I am working on the diet, but I want more! So, I am setting goals for July. I can do this. Here goes:

#1 Work it.
This month I have decided to really work my business as hard as I can. I have set major goals. I want to add 4 loyal customers and 3 distributors to my team and I want to help someone grab the $10,000 bonus. If you are interested in joining my team or want our amazing products click my It Works! link over on the side bar! Any questions... email me!

#2 Ride more
I haven't been to the barn in 3 weeks. In all fairness my trainer has been on vacation 2 of those weeks, but one week I was slacking. My butt needs saddle time!

#3 Finish a book 
I started Oogy months ago and have yet to finish it. I will finish it this month! Hold me too it and demand a review at the end of the month please.

#4 Finish another Bible study
I want to choose another one (maybe a quick one) and finish it with the hubs. Any suggestions or favorite books?

#5 Get back on budget! 
We have been awful. Awful. Time to get back on track! (This may take longer than 30 days)

Y'all hold me to it! I will post here and there on how it's going. I am off to read some Oogy. 
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