Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Weight Watchers UPDATE!

I have officially lost 24.8 lbs since I started Weight Watchers! I'm starting to feel so much better. Weight Watchers is truly the way to go. It's a great plan with informative meetings.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Two Things.

Thing 1: I'm a BIG Girl. I have been heavy most of my life. I have gone on many diets-some have worked & some have not. I'm realizing it's not about dieting. It's simply a matter of a lifestyle change. I have decided to join Weight Watchers next week. Tuesday, May 5th will be the greatest day of my life. I'm actually looking forward to Weight Watchers. WW's HERE I COME! I hope to lose 50 lbs by September. Of course, I'm more than just 50 lbs overweight, but starting out with a reachable smaller goal always works best for me.

Thing 2: I want to change the title of my blog. I'm over "The Boring Life of a Single Woman". Do you have any suggestions on a new name?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hair Decisions!

Should I cut the hair? I ask myself this question several times over the last few months. I love my hair both long and short. Summer is fast approaching...and I love a great, cute short summer cut. The downfall to a summer cut is that I can not longer pull it up in a ponytail.
I'm at a point where I like my hair. If you would have asked me 2 to 3 weeks ago, I would have said I hated the stage it was at. I will admit I have beautiful hair...It's one of my amazing qualities (so very humble!).
I keep thinking of growing it longer to donate it. I will need to research on which non-profit company I actually donate my hair too. Have you ever donated your hair? If so, what non-profit did you send the hair too?

Monday, April 06, 2009

Las Vegas Wedding: Part II

Tina and Allen
PawPaw and I
Allen and Tina
My Dad and Tina walking down the aisle.
My Dad

Tina's Las Vegas Wedding: Part I

My Mom and Tina

Mom, Tina and I
PawPaw and I
My Silly Dad and I
My Sweet Parents

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The B I G 35!

On Feb. 18th, I turned 35. I have been asked several times how does it feel to be 35. Honestly, it feels like I am really still in my 20's, only wiser, fatter, and a little better financially! ;)

My Parents and PawPaw came to Dallas to visit me for my Birthday. They drove in on Wednesday and left on Monday morning. We all had a really great time together. My PawPaw and Dad were completely done with us due to the fact my Mom and I shopped until they almost dropped. My birthday week could not have been better. My family and friends surprised me with a wonderful dinner and fabulous gifts.

My family and I went to see two movies last week. We saw Hotel for Dogs and Madea Goes to Jail. Hotel for Dogs was a great movie. If you have kids, take them to see this movie. They will love it. Madea Goes to Jail was an amazing, heart-warming and laughable movie. Tyler Perry is a very talented man. He was born in New Orleans....that makes him good people. If you LOVE Tyler Perry, then please go see Madea Goes to Jail.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Home Decor Junkie

Last year, I purchased a new comforter set right before I moved in July. Since moving, I have completely unpacked & decorated all aspects of my new home with the exception of my bedroom. In my bedroom, I still had all the old decor up that matched my old comforter. It was all very pretty stuff, but it simply did not match. The time came where I wanted new bedroom decor. The hunt for new decor began about 2 months ago.

Hobby Lobby, Kirkland's, Ross, TJ Maxx, and Marshall's have been my new addiction. Hobby Lobby and Kirkland's being my absolute favorite. My addiction has gotten so bad that I actually can predict when what decor goes on sales at Hobby Lobby per week. It's getting pretty scary. The only thing I still want to complete the bedroom is wall art. I think I found exactly what I am looking for at Hobby Lobby (of course!). My 35th birthday is next week (WOW....turning 35 kinda freaks me out). So, I'm waiting until next week when they are on sale for 50% off and when I get birthday money.

Since my bedroom is about 95% complete, I have started shopping a little for the kitchen. I want to add a few pieces. I have already purchased a couple pieces, but I need a few more things to complete the new kitchen look.

What stores do you like to shop for home decor?

Friday, January 23, 2009

A Date.

John and I have talked as friends via the internet for about 4 years. Two weeks ago, John called and asked if I would actually like to go to lunch. I jumped at the chance. I was so excited to finally meet him.

He cancelled the 1st date we had set. He said his Mother went into the hospital. If he was telling the truth, I completely understand. Mothers are good people & should always be taken care of. So, we rescheduled the date for yesterday.

I was not nervous or excited to meet another man off the internet. After many dates, I have low expectations. My thought is if we hit if off GREAT, and if not it's OKAY. I showed up at 11:30a for lunch at a local deli. We introduced ourselves and that was the highlight of the date.

While waiting in line, he was talking to my chest. I told him my eyes were not down there, but up here. He looked un-kept/un-clean. He was missing many teeth. His table manners were worst than I have ever seen before in a grown man. He had food all over his face & hands. He could not even properly hold his fork. While we were eating, he started talking to my chest again. Again, I told him my eyes were up here & not down there. After we finished eating, he had food all over his finger nails & hands. He simply shrugged his shoulders like it did not matter.

The complete deal breaker was this: He was a child from this 1st marriage. He only sees him every other weekend, but has the option to see him more. John simply does not want too spend more time with his child. After I heard this, I called the date to an end & ran to my car.

I am child of divorce. I barely remember my Mom & Bio-Father being together. However, I longed for a relationship with my bio-father. Until my Mom married my Step/Adopted Dad, I never knew what a true Dad was like. Praise God for my Adopted Daddy.

I guess the saying is true: A woman must kiss many frogs before she finds her Prince. Thank goodness I did not kiss this frog.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Slumber Party Time!

I am the proud Social Director of my Sorority this year. We have a social event monthly. I am hosting a Slumber Party this Saturday. I am really looking forward to having my friends over. We are going to eat food, drink adult beverages, play games, and watch movies! Do you want to join us?

What are made your slumber parties memorable?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

THE Coffee Pot everyone should have.

Hamilton Beach has invented an incredible coffee pot. The flavor of the coffee is so much richer & bolder in this pot than any other I have used. It's a one-hand dispensing with no carafe, no pouring and no spills. In other words, the coffee does not sit in a carafe waiting to get burned. Ladies & Gents, burned coffee is the worst thing. Yuk! Also, this pot has a 2 hour shut off switch. If you are anything like me, it's one of the best features on this coffee pot. Here's what you need to do: Leave immediately, drive to your nearest Target or Walmart to buy fabulous pot! Happy Coffee Drinking!

Christ has shined again.

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

1 4 3

For the past 4 days, I have had dinner at my friend, Karla's house. The food has been good. The company was so wonderful. Wii Bowling has been great! I want a Wii now just to play bowling at home.

Karla & Kenny have 4 small kids and 1 teenager. Karla was blessed with 2 sets of twins. Kirsten & Kaden are 6. Abigail and Allison are 3. Stephanie will be 16 next month. Sweet Sixteen..WOW! Their home is absolutely filled with blessed chaos constantly. Right now, all the kids are at such an amazing stage of development. I love watching them grow.

Abigail and Allison's speech is just exploding right now. I love having conversations with them. Allison has even told she put me on the "naughty" list a couple of times. I was quite impressed she actually knew I needed to be on the naughty list! Lately, when it's time for Aunt BlueEyes to go home, Allie & Abby tell me they love me. The first time I heard this my heart almost burst. Last night, I was telling Allie Good Night & she said it very loud. At that very moment, I would have done anything for that child! Anything. Kirsten wanted to sit by me at dinner a couple of times this week. I silently thanked God for such an amazing child.

It's a blessing from Christ that a child can love so unconditionally. Well, until you are put back on the naughty list.

Red Head Moment # 1031

It always amazes me when I have a red head moment (and yes, it's my version of a blonde moment). After taking the dogs outside, I tried to unlock my front door. It simply would not unlock. I started to get a little nervous. Out of frustration, I looked down at my hand to see what I was actually doing. I noticed I tried to unlock my front door with my car remote. DUH! No wonder it was unlocking! Only I would do something like this. Maybe I should just die my hair blonde....What do you think?