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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Exhausted Breakdown 5

Have you ever been so exhausted and overwhelmed with life/work that you just need to break down and scream and cry and sleep?

That was me yesterday.  Crying, sniffling and all the ugliness that happens intbewteen.

There has been little sleep, stress, missing the husband, holidays coming up and it all hit me yesterday at work when I was assigned a simple task.  Normally I would have taken this task with a smile, but yesterday it just pushed me to my breaking point.

I made it all the way home.  Once I saw the husband I couldn't take it any longer...I just cried.

Sometimes I feel like life gets overwhelmingly tough and all you can do is let it out. 

After my complete break down I went to sleep at about 8:30 and didn't wake up until my alarm sounded at 6:15am. 

I woke up this morning with swollen eyes and a little better outlook looking forward to Thanksgiving!

Who has experienced this? 
What brought it on? 
What do you do to help you through?

On another note, so excited for tomorrow.  I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Itty Bitty Body Part 6

Who watches The Voice?

I love the show but there is one little huge aspect about this show that I can't overlook.

What is it?  

It is not that Adam Levine is a hunk, or that Blake Shelton is pretty much the perfect version of who I'd want for a Cousin, or the fact that Christina has lost SO much weight that she looks amazing.  

It is the size of Ceelo Green's hands!

They are tiny.  So tiny that it is all I can focus on when I watch this show.  He is a big guy with little hands. 
Please do not take this post as I am being mean or making fun of him. I just really think he has small hands. If it makes you feel better I have man hands, for real!

Exhibit A:  Please notice the size of his hands in comparison to the rest of his body.

Exhibit B: I need to explain myself any more than I already have?

If I were on CeeLo's team I'm not sure I could last.  
He would shake my hand and I would want to hold onto his hands to make sure they were real.  
If he was coaching me I would continue to stare at his little bitty hands.
If I met him I'd probably do a size comparison.  This would make me feel more manly than I already do and I'm sure would not make him happy either.

They remind me of a skit on SNL with Kristen Wig where she plays a lady called Dooneese. Watch this and see what I'm talking about - you will completely agree!

Am I the only one who has noticed this?  
Please tell me I'm not going crazy!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tag - I am it! 4

Good Monday Morning All!

I would normally do a weekend post, but we didn't go much this weekend.  It seriously consisted of gorocery shopping, putting up Christmas lights, cleaning in preparation for the inlaws arrivals and sitting on our butts.  Nothing really picture worthy...accept this one...this was picture worthy!

Today Stephanie tagged me in her post.  This is a wonderful little way to get to know everyone a bit better. 
Here I go.

1. What is your favorite type of music to listen to?  To be quite honest when I'm driving I rarely listen to music, it is usually talk radio.  However...if I do listen it will be to Country or Christmas.  My BFF is Carrie Underwood, so she is usually my first choice.

2. Who is/are your favorite blogger(s)?  This one is pretty easy.  Stephanie from Lattes and Paw Prints because she is my bestie in real life (Carrie is my bestie in my imagination).  Nadine over at Life By Nadine Lynn because she is my other bestie.  I also enjoy Kate at The Small Things Blog because she taught my how to curl my hair - for real - I just learned - see here. I also love Whitney at Keeping up the the Cypert because she was my first read.

3. Would you rather live without your favorite drink or favorite food? Why?  I would rather live without my favorite food I think.  Why?  I'm not too sure, but I'd much rather drink my calories that eat them.  I love my coffee and tea and beer and wine!

4. How did you meet your significant other? We have different versions of how we met so I'll tell you the right one, which is mine.  We met our first week of College at freshman orientation.  I think we met doing some lame activity which involved rock - paper - scissor - fire.  I remember thinking he was cute until he talked and I couldn't understand him!  But a few weeks later we met again and hit if off.

5. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging because it seemed fun and I wanted a way to write about the crazy stuff that I see on a daily basis.  I'm glad I did because I have met some amazing people along the way.  It is pretty fantastic!

Now I have to tag some people:
Go ahead Ladies!

Nadine at Life By Nadine Lynn
Laura at Girl in Flight
Kathy at Vodka and Soda
Margaret at Life After Athens

Have a fantastic Monday everyone!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

You're My Person! 4

In the last few years I haven't had a girlfriend that I feel like I could tell just about anything to.  I probably haven't had this type of relationship since college. 
I always feel like something is lacking in my life when I don't have that bond with someone (other than the husband of course)

Enter into the story this blog of mine...
Thank goodness for this thing.

I finally have met two people in this blog world/real world that are absolutely amazing. 

It was hard for me at first to admit that I was having this type of friendship with people I have never met in real life before.  But who the heck cares? 

 If it is is right!

Let me introduce you to the one of these amazing girls who I like to call my bestie...Stephanie!

We talk about everything and anything.  I send her pictures of my fingernails to see if they are ok...we text all day every day and I value her friendship so much!
If only we didn't live on opposite ends of the country...I think if she lived in the same state we would probably be sister wives.

I love her to death and thank this crazy blog world for bringing us to each other!

Stay tuned for Nadine in a few weeks - she's the other one I love!

Have any of you met your besties through blogging?!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Butterball 2

LA Traffic.

There isn't much else to say about my commute to and from work or to and from anywhere else in this area we call Los Angeles.  I've learned that to make it bearable you must listen to something on the radio/ipod/cassette player that makes you happy and that helps the time go by.

While driving home from work last night a "song" came on the radio and a pretty chime sounded in my head. I thought I MUST introduce you all to my favorite morning radio show (other than non-stop Christmas music) that I love and can't go a day without listening to.

Meet The Dave Ryan Show.

photo found here

This is a show based out of Minneapolis that I would listen to every morning when I lived there.  Now that I'm not in Minneapolis I still listen to them on iHeartradio.

I started to love their witty humor, fighting and randomness that happens on their show daily. While some of the bits are a little bit pointless, I still love listening to them every morning.  I get my gossip, drama, laughs, eye rolling stupidity all in the same place!

If any of you are fans of radio morning shows, you should definitely check this out.  I promise - or almost promise - that you won't regret it.

Here is the song that made my head chimes chime.  To the tune of "Wrecking Ball" here is "Butterball".

Hope this puts you all in the Thanksgiving mood...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Story of my Scar 4

Lately a lot of people have asked me about a scar on the left side of my face.

I never think about this scar because I've lived with is for 25 years of my life.

Here is the story.

In October of 1988 my preschool went on a field trip to a local pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins.

I remember picking out my pumpkin with my Mom and other classmates and wheeling them in a wagon to the barn to weigh them.  We were in the barn when I saw a German Shepard outside laying in the yard.  
Even at 4 years old I was a an animal of course I asked my Mom is I could go pet it.
The owner of the pumpkin patch said the dog was nice and it was used to being pet.
I went to pet it with a few other classmates.

I knelt down in the grass near the dogs head.  
From my memory I went down to kiss the dog.  
From other's memories I was just petting him.

All of a sudden I was bit in the face.

I don't remember much after this but seeing green blood on my pink jacket.  I swear that I saw green blood.  Now I know this isn't possible.  I remember getting into the backseat of a car with my mom.

After this I don't remember much, so it is a good thing I have pictures.

This picture was not to soon after arriving at the hospital.  I think this was after my reconstructive/plastic surgery.  The dog was about 0.5mm from blinding me on my left side.

It took 112 stitches to put me back together.

This is the day I left the hospital.  I vividly remember asking my parents to bring my favorite red polka-dot dress for me to wear home.

The stitches were finally removed.

Now I have a scar to remind me of that day.  

I'm not afraid of dogs at all.  My mom said the same day I got out of the hospital I walked up to a strangers dog and immediately starting petting it.  I definitely didn't learn my lesson.

There is the story of the scar on my face.  Some people say I should see about plastic surgery to help reduce it, others have said I need to try a cream. I don't want to, this is part of me now.  

I can't imagine my face without it.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Weekend Adventures 3

Happy Monday all!  Can you believe there is ONE more Monday until Thanksgiving?!  

Here is a little of what I was up to this weekend.

One:  Roscoe and I had some cuddle time on Saturday morning while Rams slept in.  We enjoy our lazy, blanket covered times!
Two: Rams and I ventured into Pasadena on Saturday afternoon for some lunch.  We went to one of our favorite Chinese places, Yang Chow, for some of their famous "Slippery Shrimp" and some other deliciousness!  
Three:  After lunch we went to try out a new bakery in the next city over.  The lines was insane and the desserts were amazing!  If you live in the LA area you need to check it out, it is called Porto's Bakery.
Four:  It was a little chilly in the Southland this weekend so it was a perfect time to finally use our fire pit that we put in this summer.  I thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside and reading by the fire.
Five: My parents installed a camera at our cabin in Montana.  It is known as "The Cabin Cam".  This is what I made me miss home SO much.  I seriously sat and watched it snow for a good 10 minutes.
Six:  I found some sort of dropping out by our pool equipment this weekend.  I don't know what it is, but we will see if we have mouse.  If not...on to the next step...which I have no clue what it is.

Last but certainly not least I found Christmas music on the radio while we were driving into Pasadena.  I had to document this and show you all how extremely happy I was about it!  


Friday, November 15, 2013

JayBird has Landed! 2

Hey all, it's been a bit...well more than a bit...but we won't get into that.

Let me catch you up on what I've been up to the past few months.

Ramesh's 30th Birthday was October 12.  We decided to head to San Diego for the weekend to celebrate the big day! Here are a few photos to commemorate the occasion.
-Heading to dinner.  I got dressed up (kind of) so I had to get the obligatory selfie!
-Rams and his Birthday dessert
-Walking around the Gas Lamp district
-My Birthday dessert for Rams

During the weekend San Diego trip we went to see a Colts vs Chargers game.  The Colts are Ram's team, so this was super fun for him (and me).  Although the Colts got their butts kicked, it was still fun!

-My Mom came for a long weekend to visit.  It was fantastic.  
-My favorite festive liquor has come out and I had to buy some.
-New shirt courtesy of my Mom and Anthropologie
-I broke out my fall boots and finally found something to wear with them.  What do you think?

-I got to spend a bunch of time with one of my best friends in CA, Nicole...we kinda like one another.
-Cuddle time with Grizzly Bear.
-My hair before my cut/ had been since last March :(
-My hair after the cut/color.  Chopped off about 3.5 inches and it feels soooo good. (Can you tell I love my new shirt)

There you all have it.
My last few months in pictures.

Stay tuned next week for some actual real blogging from this gal.  

I've got quite a bit I'd like to write about!