Thursday, March 27, 2008


Saturday was a great day for me! My friends, Kenny & Karla, and I went car shopping. I owned a 1997 Chevy Lumina which I inherited from my MawMaw. The car lasted 2.5 years. I needed a new car badly.

My Parents paid cash for my very first car (a blue Pontiac 6000). My second car was given to me by my Parents (a Ford Aerostar mini-van). My Grandparents gave me my other 2 cars that were both blue Chevy's. I have been truly blessed to never have had a car payment. Praise God for Great Parents and Grandparents!

I test drove cars all day! My first test drive of the day was a Chevy HHR. The HHR was okay, but not something I could see myself driving for the next 10 years. I test drove a Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Elantra, Pontiac Vibe, Chrysler PT Cruiser and a Honda Fit. I think the worst drive was the Honda Fit. It was a very bumpy ride especially for Kenny & Karla who were in the back seat.

After test driving all day, I finally decided on a car I truly liked. We made it back to the 1st dealership we started at. They were not willing to work on a price I would be happy with. My fabulous friend Karla started calling other dealerships in the Metroplex and found one that had the car & price I wanted.

I finally picked out a car I liked, but I still had such horrible anxiety of actually buying a new car. I think Kenny and I were in the parking lot for minutes (seemed like hours) discussing the car I picked out, the price of the car, what a good deal it was, etc. Honestly, I just wanted to break down and cry b/c I was so stressed out. I had a moment of weakness where I just wanted to walk away from it all and try again much later (maybe in another 10 years?!?). I told myself I would not cry. I would be an adult about all of this. So, I collected my emotions decided on a beautiful new car and drove it home that night. The paperwork was finalized on Tuesday. I am now the Proud owner of a brand new 2007 Hyundai Sonata! :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Getting Old.

Saturday was extremely busy for me. I woke up with a stomach ache, but I had to push on. I had a HUGE day planned. Saturday I did something I have never done (which I will blog about in another post)! I am pretty sure my stomach ache was due to my nerves!
I had to be at Kenny & Karla's house at 8:30a for breakfast. Kenny makes the best pancakes! Before I left home, I made a pot of coffee. It was 8:45am so it ran out of the house. When I walked back into the house at 11:30p, the coffee pot was STILL ON!

The coffee pot was purchased 2 years ago. I debated between the one I have and another that actually had automatic shut off. The reason I did not buy the automatic shut off pot was b/c I did not think I would ever be one of those people to actually leave a coffee pot on all day! I thought only "old" people did things like that. Well, I guess I said it. I'm old at 34. I wonder what will happen to me when I am 35!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


My friend, Laura, and I were talking today. I really do not know how we got on the subject, but we both found out we both have an alias. Laura and I asked 2 of our friends if they had an alias. They both replied no with crazy facial expressions. I am pretty sure they thought Laura and I were both insane. The simple fact is Laura and I had pretty "great" wild sides in our younger days. Our 2 friends were very "good" girls growing up. Laura has a first & last name. I have a first and middle name.

Have you ever used an alias? Do you have an alias?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Torture: Part II

At 5:05am, I pulled into a parking space at the gym. My Karla Friend was patiently waiting for me. We walked into the gym wearing the same work-out clothes. Karla and I both had on the same old VBS t-shirt and blue pants. It was funny how we dressed alike. Great minds think alike! The work-out today was great! I enjoyed it. Honestly, I can not believe I am even saying that. Was it hard? Yes. Will it continue to be hard? Yes, until I am in better shape. Will I stop working out? NOPE. I will stay on track. I believe tomorrow I will wake up sore, but a Woman has to suffer to be Beautiful! Right?! :) more thing, it also helps that the Man who works at the gym is very Handsome with a Great Body!

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Torture at 5am Today, Wednesday and Friday.

I finally did it. I started a new work-out routine with my friend Karla. I found out today I am extremely out of shape. I will keep the work-out up! I will get fit. I will become a Gym Rat! I will eat healthier! I will lose weight!
I told Karla on one of the weight machines my "butt" was a little too big for the machine.....and guess what? Karla said the same thing.....and Karla's butt is way smaller than mine!
I went to bed at 9:30am last night (which is extremely early for me). I always think I am going to "miss something" if I go to bed early. My "normal" bed time is between 10pm and 11pm. It was actually refreshing to go to bed early.
The alarm went off at 4:30am. I dragged myself out of bed at 4:38am. I was at the gym at 5am. Within the first 5 minutes on the first cardio machine, I thought my legs were going to completely fall off! I pushed through it and did okay. I started to fell bad b/c with each new machine I had a ton of questions for Karla. How does this machine work, blah, blah, blah! Karla was extremely patient with me. Thanks Karla for your help today. I really appreciate you! Karla, I am totally amazed by you at the gym. Friends, my Karla Friend did sit-ups this morning! SIT-UPS! I will get to the point when I will be able to do sit-ups. I have not done sit-ups since junior high school. One day soon, I will be doing sit-ups!
I'm really looking forward to Wednesday morning at 5am! I will get fit! :)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Rambles of Absolutely Nothing.

Last week, my Dad celebrated his 60th birthday. I flew home for the party he planned for himself (I wonder where I get planning my own parties from)! From the moment I landed in New Orleans to the moment I landed in Dallas, I was on the go. I cleaned, cleaned, and cleaned my Parents house. My Parents are neat freaks like myself so it was just light cleaning, but it was still cleaning. Saturday was my Dad's party which most of my crazy family attended. I believe it was the first time the family was all together since my MawMaw died in 2005. Isn't it funny to only see most of your extended family on "special" occasions? It's strange.

Since last weekend was insanely busy, this weekend I really do not have anything planned. Laundry, a little cleaning, taking Phoebe to the Vet's office again tomorrow morning (she's just not herself...something is definitely wrong with her), and resting. Unless plans change overnight, this weekend will be very low-key.

I am going to take on a Military Pen Pal. I'm looking forward to writing to one of our Great Soldiers. I'm proud of our Military and this Country. I hope to find a Single Pen Pal.

I keep thinking about my life & the changes I want to make. I want a new life. Honestly, I love my life, but I keep thinking there is more to life than the normal routine. Do I have fun? Yes Am I happy? Yes. So, what's my deal? I want a new life. Weird, huh?!? I want to add something to my life. Go out more, do more community service, lose 100 lbs overnight, listen to live music more, travel more, visit my Family more, move to a different city..........Am I having a mid-life crisis at 34? If I am having a mid-life crisis already, does that mean I am going to die at 68? Friends, I am sober writing this. Maybe it's my lack of sleep causing all the crazy typing?!

I called my Karla friend this week. I said the un-thinkable to Karla. I told Karla since she lost her work-out partner, I would be her new partner! Here's the kicker: Karla works out in the wee morning hours. I will have to wake up at 4:30am to be at the gym at 5am to be home by 6am to leave my house at order for me to get to work on time. Have I LOST my mind? If I work-out alone, I will only work-out once, never to return to the gym again. I need to be accountable to someone. Karla is my work-out accountability Partner. The torture begins Monday.

Does anyone watch October Road? I can not find anyone who watches it........I need someone to talk to about the season finale with! Let's talk about the Road and Jeddie (Janet & Eddie)!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

The World of Padded Bras!

I have always had trouble buying bras. Since I first started developing "breast", I have never had a bra that actually fit correctly. Most people assume a plus size woman's breast are bigger than most b/c of our size. Well, I have never been blessed with breast. I am too small for a B cup, but definitely not big enough to fill a C cup. Sad, very sad! I was in a plus size shop last week. The Sales Person suggested I try padded bra's! I purchased 6 padded bras over the weekend! I now officially have breast! It's a joyous world.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I am.....

sensitive, strong, independent, out-going, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a niece, an aunt, a CHILD of CHRIST, a pokeno player, a girlie girl, a tomboy, fearful, tearful at movies or anything else that moves me, clean, neat, organized (but don't open my bedroom closet), passionate about life.

proud to be an American, amazed at the incredible task our Military does on a daily basis for my freedom, allergic to life (at least that is what my doctor tells me), blessed by the time my family and friends who have served this Great Country, proud of my heritage (Cajun Girl!), a techo/rave music freak, a republican, intelligent, loyal, faithful, emotional, at times overly-emotional!

a Pet Parent to 2 dogs and 1 bitter old man cat, comfy in jeans & tshirts, someone who loves to laugh out loud & to make people laugh, a blogger (duh!), a mother hen who loves children, an avid reader, slave to my desk at the office, addicted to TV, fascinated with the live's of celebrities, a singer who can not carry a tune, tennis shoe loving, a fabulous cook, a horrible baker, a diabetic who is a lover of sweets, confused with directions, stubborn, pedicure loving.

a country music fan, a jewelry loving freak (especially rings), clean freak, a christian music junkie, a grand-daughter, a sucker for lipstick (I own way too many tubes), party planner, not afraid to stand up for myself, NOT a morning person, blue eyes with naturally red curly hair, overweight, silly, extremely organized with my monthly budget, glad I am not a teenager in this world, thinking about buying a house.

caress and dove soap, looking for my husband to be, a believer that this world is NOT my home, laughable at times (you should see my bed head), blessed to have my family & friends, always ready for a road trip, impatient, slowly going green.

Who are you?