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Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekend by the pool! 2

Hello everyone!  I am back from my blog vacation and will be bring you daily posts once again!  

Let us start with my amazing weekend.  I never left the house and spent all day by the pool! It was perfect!

1.) The finished pool...finally!  All we have to concur next is landscaping!
2.) First time in the pool for my feet!
3.) Rams first swim in our pool.
4.) Roscoe quickly found a spot he liked, the pool floaty!

1.) Saturday - day one out by the pool.  We had to document the time.
2.) Reading away (finished two book this weekend)
4.) Roscoe missed cuddling with me!
5.) Again, on his favorite spot.

Well my friends, our project is finally finished and I hope to be doing this every weekend for the foreseeable and not foreseeable future.

Hope you all had an amazing weekend!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Feeling Good 3

Happy Friday lovelies!  Today I'm going to link up with Beth over at Clothes and Cocktails for "Feel Good Friday"!

Here is what I've been feeling good about this week:

The pool completion is within reach!  The cement truck just got here, and water should be in the thing by next Thursday...this mean swimming commences on FRIDAY!  Finally!  We can again have a house that isn't coated in dirt, we can finally leave the dogs outside again, and we can finally enjoy our blended beverages out in our backyard!  WAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!

I'm also feeling pretty darn good about my boss.  The last two weeks he has been unusually chipper and it is wonderful!

I love my texting relationship with Nadine and Stephanie.  It pretty much makes my day when we banter back and forth.  I adore them!                            

PLL started back up this week!  I'm so happy to have my 4 favorite adults highschool kids back on TV!  

AND it is Friday - who doesn't love that?

Have a good weekend all.  Until next time...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My time to Rant! 1

I was at work yesterday when a few things popped into my mind that drive me crazy!  I am not talking about enough to get to me, but enough to make myself count to 10 and take a few deep breaths!  This got me thinking about the things that drive me nuts about people on a daily basis.  Allow me to indulge you all for a few.

First of all, I absolutely hate when people are late.  If you tell someone a time you will meet them, or be is a genius idea...BE THERE!  A lot of Ram's friends constantly run late so we have gotten in the habit of of telling them to to meet us 30 minutes ahead of the actual time.  Around our house it is known as "Sri Lankan Time".  Most of the time we will ask each other, 7:00 our time or 7:00 Sri Lankan time?  But really, if you way you'll meet at a certain time, that means we will be there then...not 45 minutes later!

Along the same lines is people that aren't reliable in relation to standing one up.  If we make a plan, please do not ditch me or cancel on me last minute.  We most likely have made plans for a reason, so be a good person and hold your end of the date up!  If you don't want to see me,  don't make a date!  I tend to get my hopes and excitement up in a big way so I'm an disappointed very easily, especially in this type of situation!

Next are those people who think they are the bees knees for one reason or another.  I am sure there are things you are far better at than I am and I will gladly admit that...but come on...I have some skills of my own as well! Don't come up to me and say "I don't think you will get this, but I guess you can try."  You know what I say to that?  Shove that attitude up your rear and do it yourself!

Finally are the people who are as fake as those lips on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  I know we all have to be a little fake every once in awhile, but not daily!  If you genuinely like me or someone else, be nice and be yourself.  Don't pretend!  Most of the time I will be able to tell when you are using me out of convenience or your own weird/deceitful plan, not because you enjoy the time we spend together.  I promise, if you are real with me, I will return the favor!

Whew, there you have it.  I'm of my high horse now and on to the next important issue!  Until tomorrow all...

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekend bash! 0

Hope everyone had a fantastic and warm weekend!  

See below for a summary of what the husband and I did for the past few days!

Saturday Rams and I went to a BBQ hosted by one of my coworkers.  We had some amazing food - lots of Turkish cuisine - and some overall great company.  I even managed to snap a couple photos!

The other exciting event of the weekend was the the pool project of course!  This weekend they completed the rock work!  Tonight Rams and I get to put some sealant on the stone...we will see how that turns out!  Tomorrow they start to pour the concrete decking.  This means we are about 2 weeks out from the project being complete!!

Until tomorrow all...

Friday, June 7, 2013

Pedicures and Pools 3

Joanna = crappy blogger the past two weeks!  I know this and I apologize.  I promise I will try to improve!

The last few days have been exciting because - ta daaaa - my sister is FINALLY back from New Zealand and all of her world traveling!  She has been gone 8 months and flew back to the USA on Tuesday night!

She arrived Tuesday night at around 7, and left Thursday morning at 10.  We didn't have much time, but my boss let me take Wednesday afternoon off, so here is a bit of what we did.

 First we went and got a pedicure.  It had been awhile for the both of us, so we treated ourselves, drank some water and told stories.  It was fantastic!

please don't mind my ultra was hot!

After pedicures it was dinner time at our favorite Thai place!  Julie is a Vegan and this place had amazing options for her...and she loved it!

For good measure  here are a couple of the pictures I took of the pool progress this week..

Have a great weekend all, and hopefully I'll be back next week to my usual schedule!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Weekend Recap - steak and drinks 2

The world may have stopped...Ramesh and I actually had an exciting weekend. 

We didn't go out and go crazy, but we stayed in all weekend and enjoyed our  long awaited new toys.

1.  We designed this grill island and had it made for us to put outside in the new backyard.  It arrived Friday!
2.  View from the back.  Rams picked out an amazing grill so we were so excited to get to cooking!
3.  On Saturday Ram's came home with a Margaritaville Margarita Machine!  We had talked about how much fun it would be for our summer pool parties...he is pretty amazing to surprise me with it!
4.)  All the goodies he picked up to use with the new toy!''

5.  In the process of making our drinks!
6.  The finished product - please don't mind the Disney glass that we are using to indulge ourselves with some adult beverages!
7.  Rams making the passion fruit margaritas
8.  I thoroughly enjoyed one...or three!

9.    Rams at work on his new grill
10.  Steak and veggies for dinner.  It was fantastic!
11.  Dog picture for good measure.  They enjoyed the HOT weekend!
12.  Pool update and most recent picture.  We are getting closer!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!