Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
For today that is all I got. I am sure I will figure the rest out as January unfolds. I hope your holidays were grand. Happy Christmas/2011!!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
P.S. I hope you are well.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Battle armor is needed to start the day in my home. Get souped up or ship out!! Whether it be caffeine or something else I always start my day like the front of a Wheaties box!!
This is a computer, you are in a dental office waiting to get a root canal, this is not a Chinese buffet and no I do not have a lighter. This is me explaining everything short of the birds and the bees most days at work.
Scrub, scrub, scrub til it shines she told her reflection. It must be perfect!!
I am not bitter just crazed and tired. Goodnight!! Got to get wired and hopped up on something bright and early!! See you in the funnies!!
Oh yes and I cannot leave out how I am feeling about food these days. *See above photograph and make your own assumption.
Friday, September 10, 2010
It is sad though. I love my little dollhouse. It has such a romantic sense about itself with its long covered front porch and tiny stair case. But I think I may need to be a bit more sensible when choosing my next home. Double sinks would be nice but a more spacious bathroom is a must. Oh well for now my little 90 year old gem with have to suffice.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Oh I am so happy today I feel like giving out bouquets of pencils!!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
But not all was doom and gloom. We spent ample time stuffing our faces with the best Cajun fare. Shrimp dip, fried shrimp, shrimp creole, etc. It was fabulous. And while I feel somewhat like a Macy's Day parade float, I wouldn't miss a meal!! If you have never experienced true Cajun food you are missing out!!
Z's mom presented him with a new camera for all his hard work passing his Microsoft exams. He was so surprised and, I believe, deeply moved. He spent most of the trip playing with his new toy. And as I had suspected is quite the photographer (note: all the pictures in the blog entry are taken care of Z and he has gladly agreed to be my exclusive blog photographer (I know as if he had a choice ;)).
As much fun as we had something changed for us on this trip to the Bayou. We spent a good part of the trip realizing how sad we would be to go home. Z, especially, had a hard time this trip. Growing up is hard. Realizing how important it is to have a connection to your roots is even harder when you leave 600 miles away. My immediate family is in TN. I take this for granted when it comes to Z and his family. My family is so loving and accepting of Z that I forget that it is not the same as having your own family close by. So our new goal is to make a trip home ever 6 months at least. Life is so fleeting. You forget how fast people change and grow older when you see them only once a year. You leave and think time stands still while you are gone. But it does not.
Not to be a total downer, we love our little life in TN. We have so many lovely friends and family to make the time in between trips busy and happy!
Office redo!! I know it is about time. First up family work day to clear clutter, re-arrange furniture and spackle holes!!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Am I mistaken or did I just enter a time warp? I mean the only thing missing from this picture is a oversized clip on earring. This phone has me feeling like Alexis Carrington from Falcon Crest. Anywhoo just a little food for thought on this hump day.
P.S For all concerned parties, this blog took me ten minutes and I was on my lunch break clocked out :)!!!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Coming up on BecomingJane:
1.) Goal Check In (How Z and I are keeping ourselves focused on the future.)
2.) Rebirth of JODesigns (I am not sure if you know this but I used to be a jewelry designer a lifetime ago! ;))
3.) Pennyisms (A collection of posters inspired by the phrases of my mother and grandmother.)
4.) My Fashionable Friends (I am constantly inspired by my friends fashion creative process...the title is "Chic and Thrifty")
Until then I hope everyone is having a great albeit hot July!!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
"Who knows? Just cause it's garbage don't mean it don't taste good."-John Travolta in Looks Who's Talking. Personally it was the only good movie in the series. But I digress...I am making turkey meatloaf for dinner and who knows!! Seems like an oxymoron to me but we shall see! Anyone care to share recipes for healthier versions of their favorite comfort food?
Monday, July 12, 2010
The most important aspect of achieving a goal is to break it down week by week. I know, I know, common sense. The hard part is the consistency and I am easily distracted. Now that I have written down my 2-5 year goals, I am in the process of breaking it down week by week. The only problem...I want to be at my five year goal yesterday!!!!! But I know the key to achieving each of my goals is day by day and week by week...before I know it I will be living my dream!
So up first we learn to save what we make and get rid of our debt!!
What are your best money saving tips? Do you clip coupons, reuse your paper towels ;), etc??
Monday, July 5, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I kid, I kid. I am just a dog chasing my tail it seems. I am sure the key is mind over matter but my addict mentality would rather be stuffed than cleared. Am I alone? I feel like some days I cannot relate to anyone. While my husband's metabolism is slow as molasses, his will power is of super hero strength!! I keep searching for mine (schizo voice, this is a lie don't believe her) but have yet to find it.
So this is what I am going to try this week,
I am reading Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. As a wannabe recovering compulsive over eater, I have decided to submerse myself in healthy food literature. My hope is that as I gain more knowledge on the subject of healthy eating I will, in turn, be able to navigate my way to recovery.
On a much lighter note I did finish my goals.
1week: wake up 45 min early every morning (did this once; yea me!!)
1month: complete my monogram short poster(pics to follow on completion of this one)
1year: be debt free (only house note)-currently working on this one!
5years: be in business for myself (I am currently working on breaking this one down week by week. But it feels so good to have a direction!!)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Do you set goals for yourself? I always set goals in my mind. I have never been one to write them down and put them somewhere in order to be reminded of them on a daily basis. Therefore my goals tend to change, to be put on the back burner or to be forgotten all together. It is such a bum rush!! I live in a constant state of trying to reassess or focus my direction!! I need an intervention.
I started this blog for a variety of reasons. First and foremost it was my sort of awakening from the 30+ years I had been asleep (for details see my April 22, 2008 entry). Secondly, it serves as a reminder of all of my dreams and goals. If I am being honest this blog has evolved into the latter. I am scattered, always have been always will be but a blog is a wonderful way to keep track (or in my case keep it in check).
My current goal for the week of 6/14/10: sit down and plan out a 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, 5 year plan for myself and put it in a place where I will be reminded of it on a daily basis. I know, I know, I don't know any other way to be but to the extreme.
On a side note: my niece, Bethany, from Louisiana is coming for a visit! Z and I couldn't be more excited. We are hoping to swim, get our nails done, and maybe visit The Frist. She also told me last night as a thank you for having her she wants to cook Z and I a dinner. I am super excited about this part as she is a very talented cook!! I will post pics of her visit next week! Until then stay cool and motivated!! Or just find some time to relax and have a to have a drink or two!!
FYI I freshened up my blogroll! Check some of the new ones out!!
Sent from my iPad =)
Sunday, June 6, 2010
In the end we knew we had succeeded as we still wanted to be in the same room with each other!! On to the next project...Kitchen Storage Solutions!!