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Feeling Hot, hot hot!

I hate the heat!  I may have mentioned this a time or fifty.  This forecast makes me want to give up all will to live...
Why, oh why, do I live in Texas?!?!  I wanted to stay in the air conditioned house all day with the ceiling fan over me and the stand fan also blowing on me while drinking ice water.

That being said, for some reason, I decided to do a little gardening today.  I have had some bad luck with the flowers that I planted in my front yard this summer.  Bad luck is putting it mildly...They look like crap.  While most all of them look like crap, I decided to pull up the crappiest of the crap and replace them.  I hope to Miraclegrow the others and bring them a little more life. 

My flower bed is so hard to describe to the people at the nursery that they finally suggested I experiment with a light meter.  Before doing that, I think I'm going to try and photograph my front bed every 30 minutes tomorrow and then I can use the photographs to figure out the sun exposure vs. th…

Week in Review

Since I've been busy/tired/lazy/internet-less for a good portion of the week, I'm finally getting around to blogging about my week. 

On Wednesday, my friend Suzanna came over with my little friend Kate.  It was Kate's 2nd Birthday! 
We did a little shopping.  I got some necklaces for my new outfits and this pair of shoes...
Love these shoes! Kate was adorable in DSW.  Before Suz or I knew it, she had her shoes off and was trying on pairs of the adult shoes.  She loves shoes so much!  She was promised a trip to Stride Rite later in the day and a new pair of crocs,which she got and are just the cutest things I've ever seen...
Before Suz came over from Fort Worth, she stopped by a magical place.  She called the day before and said she had heard of a new cupcake/cookie/other goodie place called J.Rae's.  I had also heard of J.Rae's and gave her my order. 
Let me just say... Heaven... I'm in heaven, And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak. And I seem to find th…

Back in Business

I'm back in business, but too busy/tired to post a real blog post right now.  I do have stuff to blog about, so stay tuned! 

I'm so happy to have internet again, I can hardly stand it.  It required a trip to Plano to exchange out my modem with Time Warner Cable.  I think we are fully back up and running, but it was questionable for a while and I had to get on the phone with those darn TWC technicians again.  They are sending someone tomorrow to check something.  Who knows. I'm so computer illiterate.  At one point in my conversation with TWC I asked "how come it isn't working now and it was 3 minutes ago!" to which Mr. Technical Guy started to reply with "I told you a minute ago..." when I promptly cut him off and said "LOOK!  I DON'T SPEAK GEEK!  YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE SPEAKING TO ME IN CHINESE AS TO TELL ME TECHNICAL TERMS ABOUT THIS COMPUTER STUFF!"

It's been a frustrating day.  I think I'm so tired from that nonsense plus my…

Out of commission

My $&@?! Internet is down. Has been all $&@;)!&$ day! I hate time Warner cable. They make me understand homicidal tendencies.

I have stuff to blog about too! If it's not better tomorrow I may have to go to Starbucks or panera with the laptop!

i should be banned...

At this point, I should be banned from entering Nordstrom.  I went back tonight, took advantage of the Anniversary sale again, and got loads of cute stuff. 

More swingy long sweaters... More tops (more work oriented this time), and a couple of cute outfits that go with leggings (LEGGINGS!!!  Am I nuts?).

A Girls Day at the Mall

Today was a day for us girls to hit the mall.  I have been planning for awhile to take Maddie and Gracie to see "Ramona and Beezus".  I read all of the books back in the day, and I gave the girls all the books two Christmases ago.  Maddie was tied up in a Girl Scouts activity until 11:30, so it was just Gracie and me for bit.  We had lunch in the food court...
Then I taught Gracie how to smuggle cookies into the movie.  We met up with Maddie and their Mom before the movie started. 
It was really, really cute.  Since I read the books a hundred years ago I don't know how true the movie was to the book, but it was good.  I will say that I didn't picture the Quimby parents being quite this pretty...
and Uncle Hobart... yeah, I know I didn't picture him looking like this... not that I'm complaining of anything!
After the movie, I parted ways with the girls and planned to "just run into Nordstrom".  They are having their Anniversary sale.  If you aren't f…

It's Like I Know Them!

Here's the deal, I kind of think of TV characters on the shows I watch as real people. I think we've probably already established this in the "OH MY GOSH I SAW NATE ARCHIBALD IN COURT TODAY!" post, but it's totally true.  My friend Billy gets super annoyed when he hears "us girls" talk about the characters of our shows like the really exist, but then he also says that Jane Austen novels are like Harlequins, so what in the heck does he know!  But I digress...

Here's another example:  Last week I was so happy to see these photos of Jennifer Garner, her kid's and Victor Garber walking in NYC.  Seriously, in my mind, it was Sydney Bristow, she and Michael Vaughn's kids, and Jack Bristow taking a walk!  (The show I'm referencing is "Alias," in case you missed out on all that awesomeness) 


But now to the real issue that I'm wanting to blog about. I was catching up on my DVR build-up last night and one of the shows I was watching …

Wednesday's Adventures

I had to leave my house early this morning (at least by my standards) because I had to be in Dallas for a Jury Trial.  We got to the give-you-cooties Dallas court house at about 8:50.  We waited until almost 11:00 with nothing happening.  Finally we just reset the thing and left.  I no longer have any questions about why it takes things so long to actually make it to trial in Dallas county. 

Since it was about lunch time, I talked Jennifer into making our way over to Houston's for lunch.  Only we got there to find that Houston's is no longer Houston's but is instead Hillstone.  We went ahead and went it and it turns out that they just changed the name of the Park Cities Houston's to Hillstone.  They have the same menu with a few exceptions, and since I don't care about those exceptions, the name change is really of no consequence to me.  After a yummy lunch, the adventure really started.

I need to back up here a bit and give you some background.  I have a great wa…

Tuesday's Tidbits

Nothing too exciting to report around here, just a couple of random items...some involving reality tv, so if you're disgusted with me posting about it, please note that I'm equally disgusted with my watching it.  It's an addiction and I don't think I've hit rock bottom yet, so I'm not planning to get help any time soon.

(1) The Bachelorette:  I'm going to jump on the bandwagon of all those out there in blogville that think Chris is WAY TOO GOOD for Ali.  I hope she picks Roberto.  Don't get me wrong, there's nothin' wrong with Roberto, but I just think Chris deserves better.  I know he will be heartbroken, but he doesn't need all the tv/celebrity stuff in his seemingly normal life. 

(2) RHNJ:  I so wish they'd kick Danielle off.  Did you see today in the news that she has now turned on her  thug friend Danny and called the police on him.  Ugh!  Hate her!

(3) Real World:  Okay, so this is one that I stopped watching years ago when, in my…

Electronic Evolution

Yesterday, when I got home from Nocona, I quickly unloaded my car and plopped down on my couch to fulfill my weekly One Tree Hill addiction.  I watched season one last summer, and am trying to plug through season 2 and then some this summer.  Unfortunately, I discovered that my DVD player had quit me!  What's a girl to do?  Does a crack addict rush out to buy a new pipe when she discovers her's is broken?  Does an alcoholic run out to the liquor store when they discover their bottle is empty?  Well, an addict of teenage drama shows who discovers her DVD player is broken, must headed out to Sam's Club to get a new DVD player!

My old DVD was purchased in May 2001.  Please ignore the 5 years worth of dust on top.  This is my good for nothin' DVD player that quit me at this crucial juncture in my addiction...

Now check out my new $34 one from Sam's!  Look how small it is compared to the old dinosaur from 2001! Electronic Evolution amazes me!

A Weekend at Home

As I've mentioned already, this weekend I went to Nocona for my Meme's second 80th Birthday party.  A few of us family members took her out on her actual 80th Birthday, but on Saturday, we had a party with the rest of her kids present as well as friends.  Here are some pics (while viewing, please keep in mind that the church hall that was our venue, was less than pretty)...



Papa and Meme My Amy, My Uncles' Wives, Nancy & Gina, Mom and Me (left to right) I made Mom and Dad pose for a pic because they were both coordinating in purple...
Dad said it was twerp week.  Did y'all have twerp week back in High School or was that just a Nocona thing?  If you didn't, one day in twerp week was dress alike day. This was pre-party at the house... Dad & Milly watching T.V. After the party, it was pool time! My cousins, Maddie and Gracie were staying with my other grandma and they came over to swim.

These girls crack me up because they are such fancy city girls.  I was ordering th…

Life is Never Boring...

Today, Miss Lola and I headed out of town.  We have a Big 80th Birthday party to attend this weekend for my Meme in Nocona.  Lola was also due for her vaccinations, so I decided to head to Wichita Falls today to see our favorite vet.

We got to the vet, our favorite vet Joe was there, Lola got a good report.  Everything seemed to be going great.  Lola actually only got her rabies vaccine because Joe didn't want to risk giving her the others with her bad pancreas.  Actually, he didn't want to give her the rabies either, but since she catches rats, squirrels, etc. on a fairly regular basis and since the law requires it, he gave it to her.

After the vet appointment, I headed to Bahama Bucks and got the snowcone I had been dying for all summer long.  Everything was going great.  We made the 55 minute drive back to Nocona.  We got there, hung out for a while and then about 5:00, we all noticed Lola was itching.  About 5:20 the itching was pretty bad.  I reached down to feel her back…

Be Still My Heart

Oh My!
Restoration Hardware sent me a Bathroom catalog yesterday and be still my heart!  I'm in LOVE! 
Look at these antique looking cabinets with your choice of marble tops of course...Italian Crema or Carrerra I'll take a double vanity with Carrera top please! I've got to start playing the lottery so that I can win enough money to renovate!

Top 5

As you can see there in my photograph, my "little" town of McKinney, TX is considered #5 in the top 100 places to live in the United States according to Money Magazine In addition to that, the city of Allen, TX, which is less than 2 minutes from my house is #16 on the list. 

While I normally love living here, I discovered today that TXDOT has closed down the exit to my street off of the main highway through town and it's like a 5 minute detour!  UGH!  Guess I need to focus on the things that made us 5th instead of the traffic woes plaguing my daily life right now!

Monday Blues

I have a little bit of a case of the Monday blues.  This particular Monday is sad because summer school started today.  I am teaching Tuesday & Thursday nights the next 5 weeks.  Don't get me wrong, I like teaching.  However, I teach from 6-10:10 p.m. each of those nights.  4 hours of class!  4 hours of holding students' attention!  As fascinating as I am (ha!), they're bored after 45 minutes, trust me!  So, I have to get creative and have some library time, movies, etc.  It's the only way through.

I went to the physical therapist today too.  She was on vaca last week, so i haven't been in a little while.  I was desperately in need of an ultrasound treatment.  It breaks up some of the swelling and scar tissue and makes it feel better.  I seem to have overdone it though because one of my joints is bruised (err...I was trying to get my finger to straighten out).  I also asked "why is it all red right there in that spot?" to which my therapist replied, &…

Who comes up with this stuff?

I got the August issues of In Style in the mail yesterday and had time today to flip through.  There is one article titled "10 New Style Statements".  It's all about breaking old rules and making a new fashion statement.  I want to know, in all seriousness, who comes up with this stuff?  Let me walk you through them:

(1) "Match Your Lips To Your Dress":  Here's my take:  since there is about a 98% chance my dress is going to be black, I'm thinking I don't need to be rocking the black lipstick.  Goth makeup and blond curls really don't mesh.

Let me provide illustrations for you on the rest...

(2) "Let Your Ends Hang Out": Okay, so I do this one by accident when I've sloppily put my hair up and (3) "Go Strapless For Day":  Yeah, because I don't have enough of a hard time keeping up with my crap every where I go.  That's just what I need a clutch purse...

(4) "Show Off Your Hem":  I've really got no probl…