Monday, January 31, 2011
I'm super excited about the snow day I'm most likely going to have tomorrow. It's just SO HARD to go back to work after a vaca. I love that my iphone says chances of snow--100%. When I lived in ElDo you couldn't get excited about a possible snow day because it probably wasn't going to happen. In NWA when they say it's going to happen, it's always going to happen. I need to go to Walmart and stock up. I'm a little worried the power may go out because we're supposed to get ice. I hope not. That's no fun.
I was doing a little cleaning and organizing yesterday. I've decided it's time to put up those function shirts and make room for vacation/marathon/razorback t-shirts. I'm going to have a blanket made out of them! I counted my shirts.....46!!!!! Forty Six Function Shirts! Sheesh. Of course that was my wardrobe freshman year in college. I didn't know anything but a function shirt existed in the fashion world. I think a little blanket will be great to have. I asked Scott if he wanted me to do the same with his but he's just not quite ready to part with them yet. He said his 'son may want to wear them.' Yeah, I'm thinking exactly what you're thinking....
Alright.... As embarrassing as it is for me to admit this at 12:20 PM, I better hop in the shower and get dressed.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Something that didn't make me happy....American Airlines. I'm sure you've realized that already given the text to the right. First of all, I think it's ridiculous that airlines charge people to bring clothes so they won't be naked on a vacation. That just makes me mad. If it's that important to them just add the charge into the ticket so I won't notice it. Every time I head out for a vaca I start out irritated because of the luggage charge. Scott and I usually manage to pack one bag but given the bulkyness of the clothes for this trip, we were forced to take two. That means we spent 100 wasteful dollars. Annoying!!! Then, we get back home and AA manages to lose it! The nerve!!!! Luckily, I ALWAYS pack a little carry-on because this marks the 3rd time for luggage lossage. Take it from me, it's totally worth it to take a carry-on when flying. This is what you should put in it from an expert luggage loser.
This is my exact bag y'all! You need a lil somethin that looks like this and here is what should go in it for just in case purposes. 1.) Makeup bag. This is essential. Trust me. 2.) Toothbrush. 3.) A pair of panties (this is essential too as I had none once, had to stay overnight, and hand wash mine with a cheap bar of soap. Gross). 4.) Curling Iron. 5.) Razor. 6.) A little t-shirt to sleep in. In case you have to stay in a nasty cheap hotel that the airline provides. 7.) Socks...if it's winter. 8.) Bikini...if you're headed to the beach. 9.) Computer...but that's just me...it's half the reason I take my little purple guy. 10.) Shampoo & Conditioner. You know how those hotel shampoo's can be.
Anyways, I wasn't too bummed about the disappearing luggage because I had my main essentials when I got home--Makeup and Curling Iron. Scott intends on writing a letter to AA demanding a refund. I agree....of course.
Also, for your pure enjoyment.....if you're ever bored you should definitely check out @AmericanAir's @ mentions on Twitter. It is freaking hysterical because everyone if maaaaaaad at them. My favorite angry tweet simply said @American Air #fail #fail #fail #fail #fail #fail #fail #fail. I LOL. On another note, all of @SouthwestAir @ mentions are positive. Interesting.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
SAY WHAT!? Scott was like 'wow that's cool I don't even have to interview for it.' He's a balla. His official title is Team Category Manager. Yeah pretty sure he has to be one of, if not the...by many years, youngest person in the whole vender world with that title. So proud of him!!! He took over his bosses job. Neat-O, Mosquito.
Now let's talk about me! I'm not trying to sound totally cocky but I'm like, the best skier ever. I've been wanting to try some blacks because I feel super comfortable on the blues so for the last run today I went for it and it was so awesome!!!! Scott watched from uphill then went down a different slope. He said at first I was going sooooo slow but then about 20 seconds in got some nerves and just went for it. I'm ridiculously proud/excited. Go Me!
Okay back to Scott. I'm so proud of him at how well he's progressed. The first day was miserable. It took us like a zillion years to get down a 20 minutes slope. He was super irritated and I was super irritated back. It wasn't cute. After he walked down to the base we decided he should get himself some lessons. So he spent the last half of the day and all day yesterday with that. (We took Tuesday off) His ski instructor let me come with them the last half of yesterday since I had been skiing all by my lonesome the whole time. He was super nice and even gave me some tips for 'advanced' skiers. He said it not me!
So today Scott and I skied together for the first time since Miserable Monday and it was so great! I'm so proud of him. It's obviously a significant difference if he's able to handle blues! Everyone told me he needed to take lessons and I was so against the time and money. Unless you're 12 then I guess you should take them. It really is worth it and helps you enjoy your vaca more. Scott said he's attempting a black with me tomorrow. Honestly, I think he can handle it. At first I could tell he was totally not into this trip and now he's like 'if we were here just one more day I bet I could get really awesome.'
Other than skiing we've enjoyed yummy food and relaxing in our room. Some nights we come in and crash but others we've gone out on the town. We saw No Strings Attached--So cute. For our anniversary dinner we ate at the most fabulous French restaurant called Soupcon. It was amazingly delish...comparable to something Vegas or NYC would offer you which is surprising it's in such a tiny little town. We've done pizza one night, tapas & leftovers with all of the above (sometimes it's nice to just stay in). For lunch we've done mexican, burgers, & homemade sandwiches...with Sara Lee bread of course. Tonight Scott wants sushi and I agree that is sounds perfect. Of course with a side of champagne too. We've got lots to celebrate tonight!!!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
We decided to get each other gifts this year. We always do birthday gifts but never for the other big holidays. We were talking about our gifts last night and I said "I'm sure you'll just get me a massage or something" and he was like "Nu Uh!!! Not anymore...." Typical. I think its safe to say Scott is always predictable when it comes to gift giving. So I asked him if I should email him a gift wish list and he was like "NO! I've got this." (how much should we bet he still goes with the massage)
Who is totally loving Sex and the City being on E! now? Me!!! Who else gets so annoyed when girls on facebook talk about how much they love the show & brag about how often they watch it but call it Sex IN the City. That bugs me so bad.
Alright I guess I should get ready for errand shopping. Have a great weekend folks! Until next time...
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I bought myself some Colorado clothes today. I'm not one that owns many sweaters. I think I have 1. I've got lots of cardigans but those obviously won't keep me warm in 5 degree weather. So I got 3 today. It was difficult shopping as I don't feel super fashion forward in jeans and a sweater. It sure will be comfy though and very Crested Butte appropriate. I would look redic in a dress with pumps. I tried real hard to find a very ski looking sweater. You know, like something Bill Cosby would wear. I thought surly Ralph Lauren had to have some type of snowflake sweater with a moose on it or something but they don't. I'm serious I think that'd be cute for Colorado! Oh well! Plain white, grey, and red will have to do.
Okay Scott's annoyed that he's actually not working and getting to hang and I'm busy blogging. Better hop off!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Mom and I played some slots last night for fun. She won $400!!!! WHAT!? I lost $60. It did take me a very long time to lose it though. I refuse to lose more than $100 so if I can't win that back then my gambling adventure will be quite snorefest. Crossing fingers!
Alright I guess it's time for me to get movin for the day. Happy Hump Day!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Did ya'll see on my Life blog yesterday that Joy Behar is judging Miss America? Lord help us. I can see her making me extremely uncomfortable in an interview. Not because of her politics but because she always laughs at people. I can see her making a sarcastic comment and totally throwing me off because I can't stand sarcastic people. Then I'd cry because she laughed and made fun of me. Glad I'm not competing. I also didn't envy the Miss America contestants last year. Rush Limbaugh was a judge. SCARY. He would make me shake in my Manolo's if he asked me a political question.
The snow in Little Rock has been so enjoyable. Dad and I were 1 of 10 people who ventured out yesterday. We had lunch at Ya Ya's then went to Bedford to get some new gadgets for my camera. A little stop at Kroger for some groceries and 4 hours later we made it back home. Dad CANNOT stand to just sit around and do nothing. Mom told him yesterday 'you would make a horrible prisoner' and Dad said 'I feel like I am in prison!' Oh goodness...
Alright well, I guess I'm going to hop off here and get moving for MA/Vegas. Talk to you soon!
Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
UPDATE: Well, after a slight panic attack and 4 hours (literally) later, the ol' blog got an accidental makeover. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I just assumed after I played around it would revert back to the original template. WRONG. It's gonna take some getting used to but as Sheryl Crow says 'a change would do you good.'
Thursday, January 6, 2011
There's two important things you should know about Holly. She goes potty on a puppy pad and treats rock her world. Let me elaborate.
First: When we got Holly, it poured down rain for the first 2 weeks we had her. So potty training posed a problem. Because my dog is incredibly dainty and she won't step outside in rain, sleet, or snow. It's slightly humorous. The solution at the time--Puppy Pads! She got used to doing her business on those, and 14 years later--we've helped the inventor become a billionaire. The reason I'm telling you this is because we read a book while we were potty training Holly that said we should make a really big deal and praise her when she goes potty. So we would just hoop and holler and clap! Somehow, Holly came to believe #2 was a much bigger deal than #1. And still to this day, whenever she goes #2 on the puppy pad, she RUNS into the room with her tail wagging to let us know what she's just done. We hoop and holler and make a big deal out of it (because 14 years later, she still expects it) and she gets a treat. It happens daily....she's a once a day kinda gal...mornings preferably.
Second: Holly lives for treats. LIVES for them. I've never known a dog who loves treats like Holly. You say treat to her, and she licks her lips. As if it's a command. I mean, I cannot articulate enough how much my dog lives for treats. She asks for them all day. I'm sitting on the sofa and Holly gives my that come hither look. To which I ask 'what do you want Holly?' and she does her happy dance and leads me to the pantry. Sometimes she'll just stand in front of the pantry until a treats emerges from it. She doesn't care if she has to wait 30 minutes for it. She's crazy. CRAZY for treats. It's amazing Holly doesn't weigh 20 pounds. She should. God blessed her with a great metabolism.
Okay so Holly loves treats. And she goes potty on the paper.
So tonight, Scott and I dined at Bonefish. We're on Bonefish's 'special' list. (Just go online, you can be too) and they always send me something on my birthday and anniversary. The $10 gift card we received this week and used tonight had 'Happy Anniversary' on it. The lovely folks at Bonefish gave us some fudge from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory as a sweet gift. I told Scott on the way home 'Holly is going to love this.' So of course we give her a nibble. Then she demands another, and another. We turn on Greys and try to ignore the cutie pie who's trying to lead us to the fudge as best as we can. Suddenly, Holly comes RUNNING to the sofa, tail wagging, doing her happy dance. I know this. It's her 'I just went #2 number.' This is strange to me, as she'd already done it this morning. So I go over to her puppy pad and see a hot tamale sized...ummm...poo poo...and I'm covinced she forced it out just so she could get more fudge. And yes, she got more fudge.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I'm on call at work today. I'm really tempted to crawl back into my bed. Holly is currently snuggled under my sheets and she looks very comfy.
I'm SO READY for my Vegas vacation next week. I'm leaving Tuesday and coming back Sunday. Then, the next Sunday after that I'm headed to Colorado. Ahh! Just how life should be.
The bad thing about me going on vacations is I always want a new wardrobe for them. Scott does not like me for this. Luckily, everything is on sale right now for a ridiculously low price.
For those of you who know the Gobers and would like an update: Alan had surgery on his leg yesterday. It was the worst day he's had so far--lots of pain. He has to have another surgery for his eye. The socket is sinking or something like that.... I don't know, I'm not pre-med. I'm not sure when that surgery will be. Possibly today. The great thing about the Gobers is they haven't lost their sense of humor. If you know them at all, they're all quite the comedians. When I was in the hospital, we were laughing out loud basically the entire time. They're such great folks! I love them all dearly. On Sunday the doctors were thinking Alan would be able to go home on Friday. Then, all of these problems started popping up so it's looking like that definitely won't be happening. Remember I said that they could find problems for up to three weeks. Let's say a prayer that this will be Alan's last surgery.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sooooo, after another visit or two at the hospital, I'll be heading back up to NWA today. Supposedly this is Scott's last week of 17 hour work days. Of course, the office always says that and it ends up being a whole other week but I'll be in Vegas next week so I guess it won't really affect me that much! Just poor ol' Scotty.
I did make resolutions but you'll have to read my Life blog because I don't feel like typing them again. I was wanting to do a top 10 in 2010 post with pictures but I got a little distracted with all that's happened. So I'll just do a list.
1.) Getting more plugged in at church
2.) Taking a trip to Mexico
3.) Another wonderful year with sweet Holly
4.) A fun birthday in Memphis
5.) Another fun summer on the lake where Landon was able to be there the entire time
6.) Great Razorback football season
7.) Another beach trip--Dominican Republic style
8.) Scott got a work promotion within just 9 months of being at the company
9.) I lived a healthy lifestyle of exercise and eating right
10.) I kept my 2010 resolution.
I don't think I shared my 2010 resolution with you guys. It was a similar style to my 2011 resolution. I came to realize that all I needed in life were people who mean as much to me as I mean to them equally. There are very few people who would walk on fire for you because you would do it for them. And realizing who they are made me appreciate them more. It also led to a lot less disappointment for me when I would do something for someone and wonder why a similar situation or feeling would never be recriprocated. It's okay to have people in your life who wouldn't walk on fire for you, but if you know they wouldn't for you, then don't for them. And you'll just feel better about the whole thing! So that was my resolution and I totally stuck to it with maybe only a few slips in the beginning. It was great because it led to no hurt feelings and disappointment from anyone.
Alright, I better get dressed and get my day started. Happy Monday everyone!