Sunday, May 31, 2009

is it too late to change my mind?!

I would love to do a weekend wrap-up. However, I am exhausted.

I just got back from Charleston where we spent the weekend with my best friend and her kids; 5 year old Mason and my 2 year old goddaughter, Lola.

I might have changed my mind on having kids. Not even kidding.

We rode home from dinner with the kids in our car. Mase decided to play with the GPS and made it repeat "you have reached your destination" over and over and over. The entire 2o minute car ride. When he wasn't playing with that, he was turning the ac on full blast and blaring the radio.

The whole time Lola was in the backseat screaming his name.

My ears were bleeding.

The hubs and I dropped them off at their house and headed to WalMart on my insistence for a few minutes of peace. The minute they got out of the car Mr. Perfect turns to me and cracks up laughing.

"What's so funny?" I snapped.

"You. Your nerves are shot!"

"Are you telling me they weren't making you crazy?!"

"Nope. They're just kids hon".

Oh goodness..... I needed a xanax. I almost quit breathing for some silence.

The Mr. told me when we have kids, I can kiss my peace good bye.

Not true I say. When they're being loud the patient parent can step on in.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

odds and ends.

Getting up in the morning to do the Shred lasted one day. One measly, freakin' day. I chose a half hour more of sleep over getting up to hang out with Jillian.

I'd be hard pressed to find someone that blames me for that.

I put in another 2 miles this afternoon. Other than having to basically carry my dog the last 1/4 mile, it was pretty uneventful. I had to call the hubs after the run and make sure he'd have water for her as soon as we walked in the door. He got her water; didn't think to have any waiting for me!

Priorities....

In other news, thank you so much to Sassy Engineer and Enginerd for bestowing this lovely award on me!


I'm supposed to pass this on to 5 bloggers that I know I could be friends with in real life. Choosing 5 sucks because I feel like I know all of y'all but.. rules are rules. =)

1. Megan at In This Wonderful Life. I LOVE her! She's quickly become a real friend through blogging and email and she so needs to come visit the South and come see me (and bring me some of her dresses because the girl's got STYLE!). Plus she's been a huge support to me through all this crazy female stuff and that's been amazing.. Here's hoping to August bellies girlie!

2. JLC at French Kiss. She is the nicest person I think I've ever "met". She's always got something to say and it usually cracks me up and makes my day! I love her comments! Now I just need to get up to NYC and see her.. =)

3. Lindsey over at Learning to Be A Wife. Because she is the sweetest blogger out there and how could you not want to be her friend?! She's always quick to comment and has the sweetest things to say!

4. Megan over at Tales of the Trees. Hands down hilarious. And I do like a funny gal! I just know we'd laugh and carry on for days together!! I think I should head to the Midwest since 2 of my favorite Megan's are out there!! Plus she has fabulous hair. Who doesn't want friends with fabulous hair?!?

and...

5. Erin at Blue-Eyed Bride. Once again, so freakin' nice and so funny. I'm still disappointed I missed her when she was in town!! boo. I love her take on just about everything; from babies to music, she's pretty much always right on! We could totally hang out and drink our sweet tea vodka's and be the sweet, little southern gals we are! =)

That was hard. I hate being selective. I love all you ladies!!

And since I love you.. I'm going to let you in on some rockin' little secrets. Muffy is giving away a sweet pair of Fitz and Fannie earrings on her page and Legallyblondemel is giving away a copy of the book "Pretty in Plaid" so check both those out. And don't say I never hooked you up with anything!

Pretty crazy weekend in store. My best friend from college is actually getting ready to move this way, so she's coming into town this weekend to look at apartments and will be staying with us. It's also my friend Turstal's birthday so we'll be having a grand 'ol girls nite for that tomorrow nite. Then Saturday the Mr. and I are headed to Charleston for my goddaughter's 2nd birthday. So much to do, but I lurve it. Hope you guys all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

back on the fit train.

I've had a hard time getting back into exercising as hard core as I was before my surgery. At first it was because it hurt so darn bad. Now... hmmmm.

I got back into running almost immediately. Then I managed to twist my ankle something fierce. I think I bragged on here about how the ligaments in my ankle are so loose that I've never had a sprained ankle. Consider that streak broken.

So I took some time off from running to let that recover. I still don't think it's quite there yet, but it's close enough.

I also cannot drag my butt to the gym! And if I do, I manage to last about 45 minutes. No where near the 2 hours I was at before! I blame this on summertime. Being in the hot, smelly gym when it's gorgeous outside is as close to prison as I can imagine. Not. A. Fan. So not as much gym time.

Luckily, the Shred came into my life and I'm having a serious love/hate relationship with 'ol Jillian. Unfortunately, I suck at time management and miss some days. Have no fear though.. I will do 30 days in a row, even if it takes me 6 months to do it! I do have to give Jillian credit though; I am seeing serious results from the Shred. So even though I cuss her out like crazy get a little tired of her, I'm definitely sticking with it. This morning I got up and did the Shred before work. While I don't think it gave me any more energy or anything, it was nice to just be able to do my run tonite and come home and not have to worry about the workout. We'll see how long doing it in the am lasts.

All this to say, I'm putting in my miles on the pavement again. And oh how I've missed it!

One problem- I've managed to pick up a few running partners that I am NOT a fan of. Some call them horseflies. I personally call them Little Minions of Satan and I hate them. I think it's the buzzing but they manage to put this intense fear in me like no other. Lately these little buggars (not the b word I wanted!) have been chasing me for my entire run and while I'm putting in good times, I am miserable the entire run.

They are also the reason I twisted my ankle.

So tonite, I packed up Lace and we decided to hit up a new part of town. Oh goodness. Our run started off great. Nice breeze, new scenery, minimal traffic. Then I almost stepped on a 10 foot, venomous snake.

Ok. It was like a 12 inch grass snake, but I saw fangs. Seriously.

We almost had to go back for me to change clothes. Deathly afraid. Lacy didn't even notice. She did notice the cat she tried to pull my arm out of the socket for. Stupid dog. Then on the way back we took a little detour. I was doing everything in my power to avoid that stupid snake. So we're running along and I notice on the house coming up that there's a busted out window. "Odd" I think, since the rest of the house is so well taken care of. Then I notice him. There is an old man sitting in the dark with a telescope lens staring straight at me. Uh. Weird. So we book on past him. We had to go back by his house one more time and now he's standing in the yard, just staring at me. Right when I get to his house, I notice it's not a telescope after all but a camera. And he's straight clicking away as we go by!! Are you kidding me?!?

We will not be running back down that street. Nuh uh.

All that in 2 miles. What will I encounter when I actually have some distance built up again?!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

perfect weekend.

Hope you all had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! I know we did. We did absolutely nada. And I lurved every second of it.

The Mister didn't make it home til late Friday, so I headed to dinner with the Marine that nite. We of course hit up our favorite sushi place, Sakurra. Is it bad that everyone that works there (while barely speaking English?) knows our names, our significant others' names, and what we're going to order?

I think of it as my own little "Cheers". Except it's not a bar..

But I digress.

After that, we met up with two of our closest friends, Joe & Siah, to head downtown. Just me and all my little brothers. Only they're not so little anymore and they tend to stand a good 5 feet away from me if any cute girl comes within a close proximity. I've actually been pushed away before.

But I do love them.

We headed to a bar downtown, Mercury Lounge, to hear one of our fave local musicians play. It was a fantastic show as always, but as I looked around, I truly felt like the oldest person in the bar!! I definitely wasn't, but there was this group of college kids right next to us, and I swear, I do not remember college kids looking so young!! I must be getting old.. Oh the horrors..

The boys and I


I headed home pretty early to see my Mr. Perfect since he'd been in Boston all week. So good to have him home!

Plus there's now food on the table again. =)

Saturday we slept in and then headed to lunch with the fam. It was such a gross day here in Coastal Town, GA, that the Mr., the Marine and I decided to head to Best Buy for some indoor entertainment.

We came home with Guitar Hero World Tour and I officially kissed my productivity goodbye.

The boys lost interest after 5 + hours.

I would have played straight through the nite, but the Mister made me go to bed.

Have I ever mentioned I have a very addictive personality. Oh goodness.

We headed to church on Sunday with it still raining. After lunch, I decided the only thing that made sense to do was play Guitar Hero. I mean, duh. So that's how we spent Sunday nite too.

Until I busted out Jillian and the Shred and made nicely asked the Mister to do with me.

We slept in Monday and woke up to a beautiful Memorial Day. Finally!! We got the bright idea to tackle the disaster that is our garage/bonus room. I did all the organizing outside since I was determined to get some sort of a tan! We made one trip to Goodwill and called it quits. We are not manual labor types on a holiday. No sir.

So we packed up the pups and headed to a gorgeous park here in town and walked around for a while. Came home, played some more of the new game we got (yippee!), and chilled out. I met my friends, Donner and Leigh, downtown for pizza for dinner and that was it. Weekend over!

But what a great weekend! We did a lot of laying around, but that's just what we needed. The next couple of weekends are BOOKED so we needed a chill time.

Aren't those usually the best kind anyway?

Monday, May 25, 2009

memorial day.

I don't care what your stance on the War in Iraq is, or what you think about if our troops should be here or over there. I don't care if your not even a fan of the military or if your one of those people who cringe when you see the yellow ribbon on someone's car.

What I do care about is people who have given their lives for me and for you.

I hope today we can all take just a minute and remember the men and women who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.



(c) flickr


And for those still fighting for our freedom... you are much appreciated and I can't thank you enough for what you do.

My family. I am ridiculously proud.





Friday, May 22, 2009

things i think about....

Disclaimer: If you read below... there's a chance you may find me completely insane and never come back. Just sayin'...




Is it just me... or is Alexander Hamilton kind of a hottie?!



And 'ol Andrew J may have been the original McDreamy. Look at that head of hair!!

It's kind of a boring day here at the office....


i like him even more...

wow. i knew i liked this kid!



Thursday, May 21, 2009

hats off to you....

Today is a huge day here in the Imperfect household... And the Mr. isn't even home for it.. boo.

Today is the Mister's 32nd birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Happy Birthday Baby!!!




Today's his day so this post is one huge "Hats Off To You!!" Mr. P!! I sure do love you!!

In honor of it being your big 'ol 32nd (wow son...), my top 32 things I love the most about you...

1. That you watch my shows (the Hills, Housewives, Greys...) with minimal complaint.
2. You work your butt off to provide for our little family.
3. You make me laugh harder than anyone in the world.
4. You tolerate my friends even when they're being insane!
5. You gave me my Lacy.
6. You make up the most ridiculous songs in the world for everything and I almost wet myself laughing..
7. You say they aggravate you to no end, but you know you love the pups probably more than I do.
8. When I ask you if something's been done you always say yes, then usually run and do it real quick.. (cat box)
9. There's always food for me on the table when I get home.. =)
10. When you go out of town, you call me to tell me what I can make for dinner.
11. You break out in random dance moves and make me laugh when I don't even want to.
12. You never miss any of my soccer or softball games, and you're usually the only husband that bothers to come.
13. The way you melt around children...
14. How you held me and promised me the promise you did on December 29 and I knew you meant it.
15. I can't imagine snuggling with anyone else.
16. You (try to) let me get to sleep first before you come in and start snoring!
17. You are the most genuine person I know. What you see is what you get with you- always.
18. You are also the most honest person I know. I've learned not to ask you what I don't want to know!
19. You shake your head and get so frustrated with my flightiness... but you always bail me out.
20. If I ever call you upset, you'll calm me down... right before you say "I told you so".
21. You never miss a doctors appointment.
22. You are a friend to my grandfather and you make him happy. That makes me happy.
23. You handle my parents- better than I do!
24. You proposed to me (the 2nd time!) in my favorite place on Earth.
25. You tell me I'm "hot" a thousand times a day. And while I pretend to hate it, it really makes me feel good to know you still pay that much attention to me.
26. I've put you through Hell in the past and you still love me more than I'll ever deserve..
27. You take your role as spiritual leader in this house very seriously.
28. You're going to give our kids incredible hair!
29. You are so in love with your family, and that makes me feel so lucky that I'm a part of it now.
30. You "go with the flow" better than anyone I know.
31. I know I'm always safe with you. Thank you arsenal...
32. You spoil me. Everyday. I am constantly reminded of how much you love me.

Thank you for being you babe. Thanks for being a constant in this crazy life. Thank you for loving me unconditionally.

I love you more today than I ever have.

I can't wait to grow old, smelly, and senile with you. I promise to wheel you around the "home". As long as you stick around for longer than just 8 more years!!! (joke people- I don't have plans to off him!)









American Idol recap

WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





PS: Best Idol finale show ever! Great performances (minus that Norman guy and Tatianna- go away). Love you Rod!! Singing with Queen?!? Freakin' awesome. Kara's bod? Smokin'!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

target.

Oh Target. How I do love you and your recession friendly pieces...

I however, do not need 5 new dresses. Maybe we could work out something and you could help me narrow down my choices.

Thanks.

And thank you to Sara! She gave me the Lemonade Award ago and I am a lame-o and am just now posting it. But thank you hon!!



The Rules of Accepting and Sharing this Award

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude.
3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award.
5. Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award. Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude.

I love all of the blogs I read and personally think everyone's attitude kind of rocks so this is for you! You reading it, yep, you deserve this!!



"toxic" friendships.

It doesn't happen often but every now and then you realize that one of your "friends" is actually not that great for you. Maybe it's the two of you together. Whatever the case may be usually some major things have to change in order for the friendship to work out and to not drag one or both of you down.

I grew up with awesome friends. We had disagreements, but nothing big. I pride myself on the fact that I'm still friends with every significant friendship in my life. We're a very close group. I know no matter what that we'll always be able to get together and have a blast, no matter how long it's been since we've seen each other.

In college I dated this guy that I was crazy about. I talked about him all the time. This girl, Jenn, had just recently transferred to our school and we hit it off immediately. I invited her to church with this boy and I and pretty soon we were inseparable. Until I caught her and him *ahem, together. Not cool.

I was devastated. But more for my loss of my friendship with her than anything else. Boys come and go I knew this, but I'd never had a girlfriend screw me over like that. My other girlfriends rallied around me and basically started an "I Hate Jenn" (come on, we were 19!) club. They bad mouthed her up one side and down the other and it killed me.

I learned a lot about myself through all of that. I forgave both of them. Completely. I would never date him again and it took me a long time to fully trust Jenn again, but I did. She sang at my wedding just a few short years later.

None of my other friends could understand it, but I was fine with it. I mean it when I say I'm fiercely loyal and I love completely. I am the girl you get a second chance with.

I met another girl when the hubs and I lived in Missouri that went psycho on me and destroyed our friendship. Months later she came back into my life by way of Myspace and I gave her another shot. She screwed me again. Consider that bridge burned hon.

Mr. Perfect tells me quite often that I am too nice and it lends me too many opportunities to get burned. But I honestly don't see it like that. I do stick up for myself and you will get a piece of my mind if you do something that I don't agree with, but at the same time, something made me choose to start a friendship with these people so I wholeheartedly believe in second chances.

I've mentioned before that my little brother, the Marine, is dating the cousin to a former friend of mine. A former best friend of mine. I've never said before what split us up, but it seriously broke my heart.

This girl, let's call her K, and I met when we were in college at the local university. We hit it off immediately. She has been by my side through literally, some of the worst things I've been through in my life. We've stuck together through some doozies. However, over time, we've also managed to bring out some of the worst qualities in each other. That's not always true, but in recent years, we were bringing out more bad than good. Never a good sign.

I'm not going to bad mouth her because I truly do love her. I can't tell you how many times I've cried on her shoulder or that she's gone to bat for me. She's an amazing person and I truly wish her well.

She Facebooked (can I make that a verb?) me the other day and poured out her heart to me. I just sat there in tears. I don't know what to do. Basically every reason that we are no longer friends, is still there. The Mr. is not a fan at all because of what went down, so our friendship does not have his support. And I will not be involved in something that makes him uncomfortable. But I miss her. I miss laughing with her. Some of the best times I've ever had have been with her. Plus with the Marine and Lora (her cousin) dating, I know there will be run ins and I don't want it to be awkward.

I don't think we'll ever return to how we were, but I don't know what my next step should be.... I know I can be a bit too forgiving, so I'm doing my best to tread carefully, I just don't know what to say to her.. Have any of you dealt with anything like this?

Gah. I hate this.

exhausted.

I don't sleep very well when the Mr. isn't at home. It's my own fault really. Or perhaps my parents for encouraging my "imagination to grow".

Thanks guys.

I can only blame my ridiculous imagination for my sleepless nite. It's either that, or there truly was an army of gnomes trying to break in the window all nite last nite.

I know. Scary.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

First off.. Thank you all so much for the sweet comments on my post yesterday!! You guys make my day! And honestly, I don't EVER talk about these issues in real life. I keep a very low profile with this and most of the people that I encounter on a daily basis have absolutely no clue that we are going through any of this. This blog has become my outlet and I can't say enough how thankful I am for you ladies and your constant support!! Thank you for listening because it truly does mean tons to me!!

That said. We had an awesome weekend and so relaxing....

Friday nite the Marine and Lora came over for some Wii time. So after spending a good 2 hours doing the dance pad, I decided that the Marine and Lora simply had to try the Shred. The Marine had been making fun of me all nite because I kept complaining about how bad my quads hurt (we're talking hemorrhaging of the quadriceps here people!) so I basically told him to put his money where his mouth was. They got beat down..

Saturday the hubs let the dogs outside when he left for work so I GOT TO SLEEP IN!!!! Never happens because they always wake you up at the crack of dawn! I do love that man... Of course I slept way too late to be productive but what are you gonna do?!

A good friend of mine, KW, and her husband just found out that they're having a little girl (yay!) in September, so I packed up Saturday afternoon and spent the day painting little Gabby's nursery.

(Sidenote: Mr. Perfect swears he doesn't "watch" my shows when they're on, but that he's just in there with me. So the other day I tell him that KW is naming the baby Gabrielle and calling her Gabby. Without missing a beat the Mr. goes "Oh.. a Desperate Housewives fan huh?". Busted buddy.)

Now I absolutely hate painting. It's right up there with walking on hot coals, but it was so good to hang out with some old friends again!!

My dog is snoring his everloving head off right now and is making it super hard to write.

Saturday nite, the Mr. wanted to catch up on some tv shows and sleep, so I headed out with Turstal for dinner. Such a fun time!! Her brother's girlfriend came with us and we spent hours cracking up and eating.

Turstal, Lindsay, and I after dinner...



Saturday nite the Mister and I got zero sleep. See, the Mister has sleep apnea something fierce. He tried the machine (not even going to try and remember the name) once before with no luck. Well the doctor is making him try it again and it's not working so well. Basically it blows air the wrong way the whole time, so instead of helping him, it keeps waking him up. And it's blowing freakin' cold air on me. We woke up Sunday exhausted and in super fun moods. Right.

We got up in time for Sunday School but didn't make it. It honestly felt like we were getting hit by the devil from every angle to keep us out of church Sunday morning. But we made it. Tired, bedraggled, and with big 'ol circles under our eyes, but we made it. And the service was just what we both needed so I'm so glad we won that little battle.

We did absolutely zero activity the rest of the day. The Mister came home and passed out. I came home and watched sobbed my way through my DVR'd Grey's finale. Ohmygosh. When the Mister woke up I was crying so hard I could barely breathe. I couldn't even tell him what happened so we went back to the couch and I made him watch it. Freakin' cried my eyes out AGAIN!! Not even an hour later!! So was not expecting that!!

I can't even talk about it...

Sunday nite I met my friend Shanon for dinner. She's moving back to San Diego today and I'm so bummed! She's such a sweetheart and has been such a great sounding board to me this past year. She's truly been like a (tiny version) older sister to me and I'm going to miss her tons.. But.. now I have a reason to head to the great state of California!!

Shans and I after dinner...



And I know I look like a big 'ol monster in that photo, but she's really, really small!! I promise!!

The Mr. left this morning to head to Boston for a week for work. Boo.. But at the same time I get to live my "secret life" for a week!! Lots of cleaning (I do love it!) without having someone come right back behind me, lots of cheesy tv, ice cream for dinner, and sleeping with the pup in the bed! Shh....

Sunday, May 17, 2009

another visit with dr. o

Completely medical post--- feel free to skip it as it might not be that interesting!!

Two weeks ago, Mr. Perfect and I had our follow up appointment for my surgery on the 24th of April. I had a HORRIBLE time recovering from surgery so I had a bunch of questions. We got there and Dr. O took a quick look at my incisions (which have healed up wonderfully) and did a quick pelvic exam. Everything healed up great. Which I had no doubts of because my doc is awesome.

We then went and sat down in the office to talk some things over. Dr. O told us that he was very pleased with how things went. He believes they got as much of the septum as they could have gotten. Very happy about that. As for the endometriosis they found while inside. Basically there are about 4 stages of endometriosis. Level 1 being the least serious, Level 4 being the most. I had Level 1 endo on my left ovary and the back of my abdominal cavity and Level 2 endo on the front of my abdominal cavity. Dr. O does not believe that the endometriosis that I have is causing infertility as it does in so many women. He does think it's more of a "sister symptom" to everything else I have going on. So basically, we are going to consider it "taken care of" by the surgery in which they lasered it all off. There's always the chance that this could come back someday, in which case we'll deal with it then.

As for how sick I was following surgery. I was miserable for a week after the procedure. Sure my ab muscles hurt, but that wasn't even the main problem. I would have sworn I had vertigo I was so nauseous and dizzy. I couldn't even get my eyes to focus in my head for days. I have been on medication for a while now that pumps me full of magnesium and Dr. O believes that coming off that supplement sent me into withdrawals and that's where the sickness came from. Sure enough, when I started the meds back up, I felt 100% better almost immediately.

So. Our new plan. I'm back on all the medication I was on before surgery, and we've added one new one. Since Dr. O still believes my main problem is a lack of blood flow to the uterus caused by unhealthy blood vessels, we're going to try a medication that will "trick" my unhealthy blood vessels into becoming healthy, dilated vessels. The medication I'm now on is actually prescribed to older (usually) patients that have problems with blood clots. I had to have a liver function lab run to make sure my liver was healthy enough for the medication (it was) and I started the medication that Tuesday. Not too many problems with it other than (TMI ALERT!) it does make my stomach hurt (almost constantly) and it does seem to be increasing my blood flow (ahem....). Increased blood flow on a girl that falls down a lot is actually not a great thing... Oh well.

Last but not least. We're going to give my body (uterus) 2 cycles to get back to what the doctor considers "healthy". That's my May cycle and June cycle. After I get my period in June, we will be doing a monitored cycle where we will go in for ultrasounds and such to make sure I'm ovulating correctly. If I'm not, or even possibly if I am, we may start with a fertility drug (ie: Clomid or something along those lines) at that time. Once I get my period in July, we will officially be able to start trying to get pregnant. Wow. Only a couple more months!!

That fact terrifies me. I can't stop thinking about the "what ifs". Such as, what if all this still doesn't work? Having a specific date in mind to start trying again terrifies me. I honestly don't know how I will handle another go round of all this.

Keep us in your prayers.. There's some big things coming up for the Imperfect household soon....

PS- Kudos to you if you actually read all this =)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

reason # 3,451,234 that i love him.

The other nite we were driving home with the radio blaring. Mr. Perfect was flipping through the Ipod trying to find a song we could both agree on. We have VERY different tastes in music. I was fiddling with my phone and looked up to see him doing this...

(sorry you're going to have to break your neck to see this!)

video

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I sure do love that man.

Friday, May 15, 2009

show us where you live friday.. wahoo!



I'm super excited because today on Kelly's little tour of homes is the guest bedroom. And I lurve my guest room. Although before I let you in this room, I'm gonna have to let you in on a little secret; the Imperfect household is teeming with a little disease called A.D.D. We are diligently working on house improvements. However, unlike most people we seem to lack some sticktoitofness. Meaning, we can't finish one room before we have to move on to another. We'll be almost done with a room (ie: the guest room), but then we'll get bored and start painting another. Seriously, a sickness. But we're working on it!! So here's our unfinished guest room..

Looking into the room from the hallway. Yes, that's the infamous white quilt. The one every animal in this house has tried to take out. She is still alive and kicking!



I had an exact image of what I wanted for this room in my head. When I first told Mr. Perfect that I wanted gray walls, he flat refused. A couple weeks later, I came home and him and our friend Joe had painted them. Funny story. Mr. Perfect went to Home Depot (our 2nd home) and picked out "gray" paint. He came home and he and Joe got to work painting. All of a sudden the Mr. noticed that Joe was just standing in the middle of the room staring at the wall. "What's the deal?" he asked. Joe just looked at him and busted out laughing. "These walls are purple dude" Joe told him between laughter. So Mr. Perfect takes a look around and had to agree; they sure did look purple. Now there's still blueish carpet in that room that we haven't ripped up yet, so Mr. Perfect decides it's the blue tint from the carpet making the "gray" walls appear "purple". Joe tells him whatever makes him sleep at nite, but that he won't be there when I get home. A couple hours later I get home from work, walk into the room where the Mr. is still painting, and my jaw dropped. "Mr. Perfect! They're purple!!" I was in shock. He gave me his speech on the tint from the carpet and how it really is gray. I love that man, but those walls kind of are purple!! Hey, at least it looks good right?!?

From the far wall looking across the bed at the dresser. The dresser is actually my old bedroom suit from high school. I wish I had before photos, but oh well. We dismantled the mirror that was attached to the top and sanded down the cherry finish and repainted it. The bed is actually part of the same set. That's the mirror behind the dresser that we took off the top part. Mr. Perfect is going to build a black frame for it and it will go back above the dresser.



The bed. I love my red pillows. I kind of just love red in case you somehow missed that!



The window. If you notice we still need to do the baseboards. That is actually driving me crazy. It's all I can see. But Mr. Perfect says he's not doing baseboards until every room is painted and he can do them all at once... I might go crazy before then.



Close up of the dresser. Love the hardware courtesy of my love- the Home Depot.



The Mister's closet. Yes, it's in the guest room. Poor soul.



We took some pictures around the downtown area in our town that we turned black and white are are going to blow up and put in frames above the bed. There will be two up there. I need some red curtains for the windows and to get the mirror up and the carpet out and we will have one room complete. Oh wait.. I forgot about those stupid baseboards!!!



awesome

Huge THANK YOU to Ashley over at I Love You More Than Carrots for tagging me with this little ditty...



If by some chance you don't read her blog you should check it out.. Not only is she hilarious but she puts up the cutest pictures of her adorable pup that are positively droolworthy!! I do love a good pup pic!

My Queen duties include:
1. List 7 things that make me Awe-Summm
2. Pass the award onto 7 bloggers that I love
3. Tag those bloggers to let them know they are now Queens too
(and link back to the Queen who tagged you)

Things that make me awesome... Oh where do I begin.. ;) i kid, i kid.
1. My front top two teeth are fake. Can't feel them at all. How I got two fake teeth, not so awesome, but having them... kinda cool!
2. I can always be counted on for a good laugh. Sometimes not on purpose! Whether it's making a klutz of myself or saying something ridiculously innapropriate, I will make you laugh at least a couple of times while we're together. I have a way of making a fool out of myself...
3. I can sleep through anything. Wearing anything. Anywhere. Anytime. I. LOVE. SLEEP. period.
4. I can't cook at all, but I can make a fierce mixed drink. Of any kind. It's a pretty impressive talent.
5. I can walk on the outside of my ankles. Actually I don't know if that's cool or freakish...
6. I can read my dogs mind. I kid you not. I always know exactly what's she been up to just by looking at her. You can't hide it from me.
7. That actually goes with people too. I'm ridiculously intuitive. I have a way of picking up stuff that I usually never want to know. More than likely, you can't keep a secret from me.. I've known that 4 of my friends were pregnant before they did.. just a little glimpse into my weirdom. (word?)

I'm tagging my 7 newest followers. Because I love them.

Miss Jody
Mommy to 3 and a Husky
Semjenole
Lara
Newlywed Next Door
Savannah Redtop
and
Rachel

Ladies, you all are awesome!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

it's our anniversary! (sing that..)

Four years ago today, I married my best friend.



Hands down; best thing I ever did. Never in my life has anyone made me laugh like he does. Never in my life has anyone made me feel as good as he does. Never in my life has anyone loved me like he does.



We've been on a heckuva ride these past four years, but it's made our relationship stronger with every hardship. We've been through heartbreak and good times and it's all been so worth it.



So thank you Mr. Perfect for the last four years. Thanks for choosing me to spend the rest of your life with. And most importantly, thank you for loving me unconditionally. Thank you for putting up with my spastic behavior. For never hardly ever getting frustrated with my inability to remember anything. For dealing with my flightiness. I can't wait to spend the next 80 years with you babe.. I promise you it's going to be a great ride!!






Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dear Adam Lambert,

Please go home tonite. You ruined my precious "Cryin'" last nite with your screaming. You are amazingly talented but I cannot look past that. It's been real. Have a good one.

Sincerely,

A Kris Allen Fan.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

We had a pretty relaxing weekend this week. Thank goodness because I have been feeling ridiculously overwhelmed this week. We've got a new girl at work and, let's see... How can I put this nicely? She's not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. She's killing me. Slowly. I don't do well in high stress environments and work has become one lately. Boo...

Friday nite while Mr. Perfect worked late, I curled up with a good movie. I can't tell you what it even was now because the dogs ruined it for me. Friday was an insane day at work that had me convinced the moon had to be full and bringing out all the crazies.. Guess that goes for the pups too. For some reason Lacy decided to be a complete b*%$# to Cash and kept attacking him. Now she's my baby, and she tends to get away with murder, but Cash is our "special" child, and you can't pick on him!! So I locked her up in time-out outside. =(


She went nuts. Crying, whining, hollering... I was watching her from the bedroom window and it broke my heart! I had to keep telling myself "Just 5 minutes, you just have to leave her in there 5 minutes..". I think she lasted three. I'm a big 'ol sucker for a sad face.

Saturday was absolutely gorgeous here in town. Hot, but duh. It always is. The mister and I decided to make the most of a great day and cleaned out both our cars. Mine got done first, so it may have gotten the better treatment! We went out to eat at one of our favorite local restaurants that nite, the Dawghouse Grille. Lora (the Marine's gf) works there and had let us know that they were closing down this weekend. Boo. So we sent it out with style and ate ourselves into a minor food coma!! We came home and conked out and watched a bit of TV in bed.

Sunday we managed to drag our behinds out of bed in time for Sunday School. We had decided to stick around town this Mother's Day instead of hitting the road at all. We had a good service as usual, and I finally feel like maybe the people in the class are starting to warm up to us. My only trepidation about this class is that the people seem a bit standoffish. But I will break them down!! We didn't stick around for church. I just wasn't feeling quite emotionally stable enough to stick around for that... The mister was completely supportive and we dipped out early.

The Mister and I after church...



I had a soccer game that afternoon in the 98 degree heat. Yes, 98 degrees in May. Freakin' ridiculous. It must have been the heat that made me think I needed to head to Target and buy the Shred. And then do it that nite. I almost died. My muscles were on FIRE. It's actually 2 days later and they are still on fire. I literally am so sore I have to basically fall on the toilet seat. Sorry if that was TMI but.. Oh Jillian.. You will not beat me!!

This week is going to be insane. We've got soccer playoffs, mine and the mister's 4th anniversary, and some big birthday's coming up. I'm getting tired of thinking about all I have to get done... Hope you all have a great week!

And I made my first RueLala purchase! Yay! While I am in love with it, my bank account is hating 'ol Kate! I, however, am forever thankful to her for bringing my new BCBG dress into my life. It was simply meant to be mine..

I still have an update on all things family coming soon. Let me get my juices flowing again once things chill out at work!


Monday, May 11, 2009

Questions!

Thanks so much for all your questions ladies! This was a ton of fun!! Here’s your answers!

Jennifer asked:
If you could adopt any animal in the world as a pet {other than domesticated pets and assuming it would be perfectly tame and wonderful} what would it be and why?

I’m going to have to go with a dolphin. I am absolutely in love with these beautiful creatures. Plus, they get to live in the water which is about my favorite place to be. =) Plus… have you seen Flipper?! How cute is he!?
Or a monkey. Because they are the cutest things ever. I should have both, one inside and one in the pool outside. Yea.. that’s what I would do!

jlc asked:
If you had one last day... what would you do? Who would you spend it with? What would you eat? Etc...

Oh goodness!! First of all I would wake up with the hubs and the pup (it’s my last day- she’s sleeping with me!). Then we’d get up and head out on the boat with the pups for some tanning and reading for me and fishing for the mister. After that we’d meet up with the best’s and head to the Crab Shack for a late lunch. Beer and seafood; I die… Hit up the shower and then head downtown with the girls for shopping. I’d completely blow my budget out the water! After shopping, we’d have the boys meet up for dinner downtown. It would have to be Mexican. Simply. With lots 'o margaritas! Then we’d end out the nite at my favorite piano bar in town, Savannah Smiles. Perfection!

and

What's your favorite season?

Tough one. I lurve summer. Everything about it. How hot it is, the clothes, the beach, the boat… I could go on for days. But Fall brings me my beloved football season and cheering on my Dawgs. Very close call. Might be a draw!

AM asked:

Does your husband ever want you to NOT blog about some things?
He said our sex life. Well duh hun. You’re telling that to the girl that still blushes with those words!! Other than that.. you pretty much get it all here!!

Sassy Engineer asked:


What is your favorite items of apparel (clothing, purse, accessory) that you just can't stop wearing?
My pearl earrings. I hardly ever go anywhere without them. I got a set of pearls for my 21st birthday. Mom said every “lady” needed a good set of pearls (were truer words ever spoken?!). I love my pearls and while I don’t wear the set very often, I always have my studs in my ears. Occasionally I switch out to some fun earrings for a nite out, but I always come back to my pearls.

And my Georgia flops. Seriously, they should be retired by now!


Jen asked:

If you could pick one song as the soundtrack for a movie-montage of your life, what would it be?
Easy: Jack Johnson “Better Together”. I’ve made note of it before, but I hate being alone. So this song is perfect for my life, because I am surrounded by some amazing people. Plus, it’s my song for the hubs and perfectly describes our relationship.
And I love Jack Johnson. Simple.

Saskia asked:

How did you and your husband meet?
I actually can’t believe I’ve never shared this story on here so here goes. Back when I was in school I worked for an outdoor store here in town. It’s a huge company and is always expanding in other cities around the country. Just so happened that I got picked to join in on a team of workers that was headed to open up a new store in Myrtle Beach, SC. So my boss and I headed on up to SC. Of course being the 21 year old that I was at the time, I made the most of my time in MB. So when I wasn’t working, I would head out with some of the kids working at that store and party my little tail off. Needless to say, I was exhausted by the end of our week there. The day before their store was supposed to open, I was back in the stockroom behind their shoe department working on the computer when this guy (one of the managers) comes barreling through the door. He immediately jumped on my case for being on his computer and I lost it. I was tired!! Basically I mouthed off about having to be back there to fix something his associates had messed up. I was pissed off!! I don’t take well to being yelled at. Apparently being a bia reels the guys in, because he went and asked a friend of mine about me. And got my phone number. Something about my sweet ass (all honestly here folks!). My buddy told me he asked for my phone number so I was expecting a call. Boy made me wait like 3 days!! But he eventually called and we went out on a date my last nite in town. It was perfect. We made our way to a couple of haunted areas in town (may sound weird, but so right up my alley!) and then went and watched a movie. The next day he came and helped me and my boss come pack up to leave. When I got back to Savannah, I didn’t hear from him for a few days, so I called him to see what was up. He was afraid that I wouldn’t want to work on anything from such a long distance so he was giving me space and time. He was wrong. So I invited him down for the next weekend for my 22nd birthday, and the rest is… history! We got engaged 3 months later and married 5 more after that.. It was quick, but it’s perfect. =)

Hope you enjoyed getting to know a bit more about this girl. I know I enjoyed sharing!! Hope you all had a great weekend. See ya’ll on Monday!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

I can't even remember the last time I lived close enough to Mama to spend a Mother's Day with her.. Boo. =(

I just want to give a huge shout out to my Mom. Thank you for driving me to soccer, dance, Girl Scouts, meetings, and so much more. I was into everything and you let me try whatever I wanted to see where I fit. You sure wouldn't let me quit if I hated one either!! Case in point: dance. Blah. You made me finish out the season and therefore taught me not to be a quitter. You've been there for every little moment and the big ones. Hope you have an awesome day Mom! I love you!!



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