Friday Confessional

June 24, 2011


I confess...I've been lazy about posting about my visit from my sister and her hubby last weekend, but I do have an excuse! I'm waiting for hubby's daughter to email me the pics she took when she was there!

I confess...I leave in five days to go see my (other) sister in Tennessee for two weeks and I'm super excited. Though I'm not so excited to find out that she'll be leaving me (with my Aunt and cousins) at the lake the weekend of the 4th so she can go spend a couple of days with her bf. Boooo.

I confess...I haven't even started packing for my trip and it's got me in a panic lol.

I confess...I picked up this cute lil swimsuit for my trip. I love it though the top makes me feel like my boobs are going to fall out at any given moment. boobs are NOT huge. Though, I LOVE the way the bottoms fit!

I confess...I'm gonna miss hubby while I'm gone. I wish he could come with me.

I confess...we're going to help his daughter move tomorrow. It's gonna be effin' hot too.

I confess...I called my dr yesterday to get my Rx's written so I can pick them up before I leave. I'll be in full on panic mode until they call me and tell me I can pick them up. They usually wait until the last minute to call me.

I confess...just hearing about this story makes me ill. What in the hell is wrong with young girls these days? And who in the hell raised a child who could do something like this???

I confess...I've been thinking about doing a giveaway for a blog layout. I'll probably wait until I get home from my trip though. So, be on the lookout in the near future for that!

Hope you all have a great weekend y'all!

Took Me Long Enough!

June 22, 2011

Holy hell y'all! I've been "working" on this layout (off & on) for at least a month now. I wanted something bright and summery and was having a hell of a hard time finding just that. I ended up deciding on this color combo. It's bright, that's for sure. Not too sure how summery it is though lol.

I didn't think I'd ever finish this one. Dang! But I'm gonna live with it for a couple of weeks lol. I'm too tired of looking at code to ever think of redoing it anytime soon!

But, enough about the new design, lets get onto the fun!


1. What is the best or worst pick up line you have ever been given?
"You can call me Fred, cause I can make your bed rock! *shivers*

Needless to say we lived happily ever after! NOT!

2. What is your most and least favorite day of the week?
 Most favorite...

Least favorite...

3. How many hours of sleep do you require each night?

Lol I require lots but I have insomnia so it doesn't really matter what I require lol!

4. Is there a song that takes you back in time? What song is it and what memory is it attached to?

The Black Crows Shake Your Moneymaker CD. It just takes me back to when I was younger and "didn't have a care in the world." Boy, those were the days lol.  

5. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

These days, it's got to be my Java Chip frappuccino from Starbucks. Thanks to these I've gained back the 10 pounds that I lost. Damn it!


We Want To Know Wednesday...

June 15, 2011


I'm so late on posting this today. I don't know what's gotten into me, I just really haven't been in the mood to be on the computer much lately! Anyslacker, here's the questions and my answers!

{1} You have been asked to give a 10 minute speech to teenage girls. What is it about?

I'd probably talk to them about how important it is for them to get a good education and about not throwing their lives away for some guy. I'd also talk to them about self worth, about learning how to love themselves. might want to give me a little more than 10 minutes there lol!

{2} Do you have a pet? Tell us about them. No pets? Why?

We have two pugs. They're bad. Everyone thinks I'm exaggerating when I say that. I'm not. I feel like I'm home all day with twins who are going through their terrible twos. All day, every day. But, I'd be lost without them. Sad huh?

{3} What is the biggest inconvenience about the place you’re currently living?

Let's see, if we're talking about the state and/or's too damn far away from my family. If we're talking about the's too damn small and our yard isn't fenced in. I mean, at least if I had a fenced in yard to put the dogs outside to work off some of that energy they wouldn't drive me so damn nuts right? Right. 

{4} What do you think is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?

Deciding to have my Son, on my own. When his real Dad decided that he wasn't ready to be a parent, I wasn't sure that I could do it on my own. I'm so thankful that I did. I rocked that shit yo! It's his Dad's loss. I have one hell of a son. 

{5} What are the THREE "nevers" of your life? (things you would never do or have never don

I'll never like snakes. It's not going to happen. EVER.
I've never vacationed in the mountains. It's on the bucket list. I will. Someday.
I'll never understand how a parent can walk away from their child/children. It baffles my mind. Selfish mofo's! 

Woah...An Update. It's Been Awhile!

June 13, 2011

It seems like forever since I've done an actual "what's going on with me" entry so I thought it was time to update. Lots of exciting things coming up that I can't wait to tell y'all about!

I've been spending less time in front of my laptop and more time laying out in the sun. It's been good for me too. There's just something so relaxing about sitting outside with a good book and my Ipod. Lovin' it!

I don't think I mentioned this here yet but a couple of weeks ago I found my best friend from when I was 10 years old on FB. I've been trying to find her (on line) for years and never was able to find anything about her. She still lives in TN and at the end of the month when I go to visit my sister in TN her (childhood bff) and I are going to get together. I can't wait to see her. We've talked on the phone and it's like we'd never been apart lol. She remembers so much more than I do from back then, we talked for over an hour and all we did was laugh. I can't wait to see her.

My Sister Diann and her hubby Tomy have been traveling on their yacht since before Christmas (most of their time has been spent in the Florida Keys), they're in Charleston right now and this morning they'll be leaving there making their way here to see us. I'm so excited. I haven't seen her since last September and I miss her like crazy!!

I'm getting really excited for my trip to TN at the end of the month to see my oldest sister Denise too. Even though I just saw her in January I miss her like crazy. We're really close so it's hard being away from her. I'll also get to see my cousin Ray who I haven't seen in about 20 years. Can't wait.

I've been trying (off and on) for the last few weeks to redesign my layout and I haven't been able to come up with anything I like. This has never happened to me before and it's got me a bit off kilter lol. I'm sure I'll find something I like sooner or later. I just haven't been able to find a background that I like. I've tried making one (several actually) didn't like it (them). I've tried premade one's...didn't like those either. It's frustrating lol.

Hubby is finally back to work. He was off for three weeks because the school didn't have enough students to fill his class. It was nice having him home, it's also nice having him back at work lol. I think we were starting to get on each others nerves those last couple of days. It happens lol.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

June 10, 2011


I confess...I've been spending less time online and more time in the sun. I've got to get a good tan before I go on my trip to Tennessee in 18 days (YAY!!) to see my big sister. We're going to be spending the 4th of July at my Aunt's lake house and if I've got to be in a bikini I've got to get a tan lol. I have some tanning sessions left but there's just something about laying out in the sun with my Ipod on and a good book!

I confess...I've discovered Pinterest and I'm TOTALLY addicted! I mean how can you not love a site where you find stuff like this....

 Haha! I love those!

I confess...since we didn't make it to the redneck car races last weekend we're going tonight with some good friends of ours. I'll be sure to take lots of pics to share with y'all. Oh come on, you know you want to share in the redneckedness (yeah, I made it up!) with me!

I dogs are driving me nuts still. We took them to the groomers. They got the star treatment, pampering all day long. The minute we got them home...they were scratching again. Grrr.... But, they did look cute!

I confess...the sun is calling my name so I gotta goooooooo!

We Want To Know

June 8, 2011


Because "they" want to know, I "have" to answer. Lol...I kid, I kid. The lovely ladies have a new round of questions up today, and we all know how much I love to play along.

{1}Everyone seems to have a quirky family situation-- what is something unique about your family dynamic?

Well, if you've read my blog much then you know that my family put the funk in dysfunction lol. We argue, we fuss, we fight but only with each other. We're fiercely protective of each other. If you mess with one of us basically you mess with ALL of us.  I'm 41 (shut it!) and my oldest sister hit me for the first time this past summer. Long story involving LOTS of alcohol lol.

{2}What is the most stressful aspect to blogging (aside from the network going down)?

Remembering to comment on all my favorite blogs. Hell, sometimes I'll read one of my favs and just not having anything to add (to the comments) but I always feel like I have to leave a comment. Lol I also seem to have trouble remembering if I've replied to a comment that someone left on my blog. I do try to always reply to them but dayum y'all. I'm blond and I have ADHD. Cut me some slack, please.

{3}We all end up on a blog at some point in our day, but name your top 3 favorite websites you flock to daily (non blog)!

One Pretty Thing

{4}What’s your sign? Believe in it or not, does any part ring true to you?

Virgo. Yes, a lot of it rings true for me.

{5}IceCream!! ICECREAM!! We all scream for icecream! Name your favorite flavor/brand!

Blue Belle Banana Split. Here's the websites description...

"Combines fresh sliced bananas, crushed pineapple, diced maraschino cherries and chopped, roasted almonds into a rich vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce and chocolate sundae sauce."

Oh sweet baby Jose', kill me now. Just hand me a gallon of this mess and call me done.  I love, love, LOVE this stuff!

**EDIT somehow I missed the bonus questions when I read Mamarazzi's blog so I'm adding them now!

A. Name the blog you credit for linking up with us today?
That's easy! Mamarazzi's!

B. Suggest a question you want to see in future WWTK’s

Name five of your favorite new blogs that you're reading. 


The Corruptible - A Book Review

I didn't realize it but The Corruptible is the second book in the Night Watchman series about a private investigator, Ray Quinn. I probably wouldn't have picked this book if I had. Only because I like to start reading a series from the beginning.

Even without reading the first book in the series the storyline was pretty easy to follow.

Ray Quinn is a disabled former police officer turned private investigator who is still healing from being shot (in the first book) and trying to deal with the death of the woman he loved. Dealing with the emotional and physical pain has led him to become dependant on his "pal" Jim Beam.

Ray takes on a case for the CEO of a powerful company who wants him to track down former employee Logan Ramsey, whom he thinks has stolen sensitive client information. Logan is an ex-cop that Ray worked with before he (Logan) ruined his career.

Thinking it's going to be a simple case with a huge payday, Ray takes the case. But the case takes a bad turn when Logan turns up dead and there's no sign of the missing files. It doesn't help that the CEO that hired him is less than forthcoming with the information Ray needs to solve the case.

With an interesting cast of characters that include Ray's sidekick Crevis, who is desperate to finally pass the police academy exam. And his friend Pam, who's brother's murder Ray solved (in the first book), Ray is determined to solve Logan's murder.

Ray never seems to loose his coo, weather he's dealing with his CEO client or the motorcycle gang that Logan infiltrated before he was kicked off the force.

All in all, I liked the book. It was a bit "long winded" for me but still a good read.

Friday Confessional...

June 3, 2011


It's time for my weekly confessional. Yours too! So, grab the button above and do yours too!

I confess....

I have a some new favorites that y'all should try. You'll love them.

I ♥ this stuff.

I'm usually a tea and/or Coke drinker but with Summer's arrival they're just not cutting it for me. I'm all about drinking juices lately.

I'd been seeing this juice in the grocery store for a while but I wasn't sure if I wanted to take the chance and buy it. I hate wasting money buying something if I'm not sure I'm going to like it. This wasn't what I was expecting at all. It's not an overbearing  watermelon taste at all. Really good stuff.

Ok, these. I've been in love with them for a while now. I honestly think I could live on them. They're that good. My dogs love them too lol. Yes people, I actually feed my dogs Popsicles. Stop rolling your eyes lol. Seriously, try these. You'll love them too.

I confess...

I may just have the most redneck weekend I've ever had in my life this weekend. Lets see what "events" are happening in my neck of the woods this weekend...

First we have the Carolina Cup Regatta... 

Ok, so watching these races are actually fun. These guys are nuts, the last time hubby and I went to these races one of the guys actually flipped up in the air, completely vertical but somehow he manged to get the boat to come back down in the water. This should be fun.


There are some kind of races at the Dixieland Speedway this weekend that hubby wants to go to. I'm not sure what they are, but I'm actually looking forward to going. We've been here once before and had lots of fun making fun of the rednecks watching the races.

And last but not least....

The E City National Truck and Tractor Pulls are this Saturday and Sunday and hubby said he'd like to go. I've never been to a truck and tractor pull so this should be fun. Who knows??

I confess...

I have a hilarious Faqcebook rant blog entry coming up sometime this week. I promise, you'll laugh your butt off, or shake your head, or both lol. I'm trying to design a new layout for my blog so as soon as I finish that I'll post it.

I confess...

It's really aggravating when you're trying to make a dr's appointment all damn day long and you keep getting their voice mail. Hellooooo....I can't make an appointment through voice mail. Answer the damn phone already. I'm in pain and I think I have a kidney infection. 

I confess...

I'm getting super excited about my trip to Tn in 

days! I can't wait to see my sister!!!

I confess...

I recently found my best friend from when I was 10 years old on FB and we have plans to get together while I'm in Tn. I can't wait!

That's my confession for this week. Can't wait to read yours! 

We Want to Know Wednesday.

June 1, 2011


You know the deal! Clicck on the purdy button up there, grab the questions and play along!

1). If the blogging world had a talent show, what would your act be?
Oh hell lol, the only thing I can think of would be designing blog layouts lol.

2). What's the most likely reason you might become famous?
Haha! For going postal on people. Are people getting on your nerves as bad as they have been mine lately??

3). What question are you repeatedly asked that you are tired of hearing?
Are you crazy? (Why yes, yes I am!) Weren't you scared when you  finally met your hubby in person? See, we met on line and everyone thought I was nuts. I mean, I hardly think that a man who spent over a year talking to me on line is going to turn out to be an axe murderer. Just sayin'.

4.) What's the last thing you broke?
A flyswatter I think lol. Long story.

5.) Finish this sentence. I can't believe I used to ________.
think that living so far away from my Son and family would be easy. It's not. The more time that goes by, the harder it gets. It sucks. I hate it. The end.

So now it's your turn. Go grab the questions and join in the fun!