Thursday, March 6, 2014

Is It Time for a Resurrection?

Well, I'll just state the obvious...it's been...awhile. I'd apologize, but really, life just got busy and I got bored.
I'm not as bored anymore. So here I am. Why not?

I've been a pretty busy woman these last several months...I got promoted. I finally got a clean bill of health and started running again. The Gamecocks finished the football season in 4th place (and gave the team in the Upstate a high five). My sister came to visit us over Christmas...The family and I went on a cruise.

Yep, it's been busy. It's been nice...relatively uneventful. Happy.

I have to be honest, part of the reason I stopped writing at all was because blogging...or "big" blogging is about the fakest, clique-iest, and sponsor this/advertise that thing ever. I read over some of the stuff I'd written while in the haze of "big blogging" and it was completely not me at all.

So this foray...resurrection...is only going to last as long as I can be just me.


Hello, again, internet.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Oh, I Wish!


Hey! I am finally back to the realm of technology. 
So sorry for the giveaway mess-I tried to get the links to work. No dice.

So. How has everyone been?
Good.
Today I'm joining P G Sisters and Holly for what I consider a most fab link-up. I mean. We've all sat around discussing what we'd do if we were to win. If not, I think you're crazy. Steve-O and I've spent hours talking about it, although we never buy tickets.
So.
What would I do if I won an obscene amount of money?
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1.  The practical me would first pay off all debt.

2. The practical me would invest 90% of my winnings, so then I could live off the interest.

3. I'd then blow the rest on a house by the beach in Florida, another one in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and a ranch in Utah. 

Water side


4.   We'd travel all over the country and world. 

5.  I'd hire a personal trainer and a nutritionist to keep me on track until I lose these extra 20 pounds. 

6. I'd buy new cars. Like no minivan.
How about one of these?

...and maybe one of these?


I am heading to the gas station to donate to the SC Education Fund buy a ticket.

Have a great day...talk to you all soon. Really, I promise.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A giveaway

Introducing Elora At Out My Front Door~A Girl's Take On Life, Elora (also known as "Miss Cocoa Latte") shares posts about her life in the pursuit of writing (romantic comedies, epic fantasy, and everything in between), discovering good music, travel dreams, and her other vast array creative goals. A lover of many things, she avidly shares pictures of her garden, the landscape, her favorite shows (big Downton Abbey fan), and life's many daily adventures!

Recently she accomplished one of her dreams of opening her online Etsy shop, TranscendenceDesigns. Through it she hopes to share her passion for different places, cultures, and eras reflected in jewelry design!

As a way of sharing her new shop, Elora is giving away one of her favorite designs, a Bermuda Blue Necklace! It is her current favorite design, made to reflect the colors of the Caribbean he's confident the winner will absolutely love it, and get many, generous compliments! She also hopes to see you drop by!

***so sorry readers! I am not able to get the raffelcopter fixed! Please visit our lovely host and sign up there!!!***

Friday, June 28, 2013

Sorry!

I know I promised a Northern California recap, but I forgot to upload my photos last night...Sorry y'all, it is coming. Just not today!

I'm heading to my hometown in Ohio this coming week for the first time since Memorial Day 2005. I've stopped in for a few hours twice since then, but only to visit my grandma. I'm pretty excited, but going home makes me feel a little sad too. So much has changed...

Anyway, while we're in Ohio, we are also going here:


You see that mess? YES. That is Cedar Point, the most fabulous amusement park EVER.

I can't wait.

That is the Intimidator. And I'm going to ride it.

Then we're off to East Harbor State Park.

Then we're off to the town of Wooster where I grew up.
Yep. It's going to be fun.

See ya all later.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Yes, I am Here!

Yep, still here!

Sorry, folks. I’m still on California time! I have so much to share about my Northern California experience, but I have to download all my photos first. Let’s just say it was amazing. Here's a sneak peak!


However, I didn’t want to ignore the old blog either, so I’m linking up with Neely for Never Ever Ever for change.

Never, Ever, Ever…

Will I give up my one cup of coffee in the morning. Ever.

Will I understand how workloads get assigned. Just saying.

Will I stop loving Creamy Chicken Ramen Noodles. Yes, I know how bad they are. No, I don’t care at all.

Will I stop missing having summers off.

Will I stop craving In and Out Burgers. DELISH.

Will I stop being proud of my littlest. She’s pretty amazing!

Will I get tired of vacationing with Steve.

Will I not love a glass of really good wine.

 Will I stop loving to take naps. I can sleep pretty much anywhere.


Will I get heated when I see other people be so judgmental.

Will I get excited about time off.


What will you never, ever, ever do? 



Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Giveaway...iPad Mini!


A long while ago, Andie emailed me (and a group of others) to join up and give away an iPad mini!
I thought that was a great idea, so I signed on immediately.

Please enter and win! You know you wanna!

We all agreed to make the entries really simple! Everyone only provided 2-3 links, which were GFC/Bloglovin, Twitter, and Facebook. No instagram, pinterest, 'click on this site and favorite this'. Just plain and simple entries which = more chances to win in a shorter amount of time.

Here are all of the lovely, amazing ladies:

And here is where you can enter:
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Friday, June 14, 2013

Death Warmed Over




 Sorry I've not been around lately.  I don’t have many (er, any) excuses except people have been pissing me off, I've wanted to spend more time with the family, and I've been busy. Busy being fabulous.

No really, I do hope you all have enjoyed the past few weeks. I have, and I have not. It’s one of those times where there are a lot of great things coming up, and a lot of bad things going on at the same time. It's like the bipolar time of life.

In a few short days, I will be reunited with my Steve-O as we vacation up the Northern PCH for a week. Bless you, vacation. I am ready.

Except for one thing- I am so sick I can hardly move! Yes, that’s right. Two years in a row, the same week…I have caught a monster cold. I feel like death. And according to one of my co-workers, death does not become me.
I agree.

Look at me. I look like death warmed over. I'm warning you...


But here I am… suffering at work with my arsenal of I -am –sick- stay –the- hell -away -from -me kit.

Have a great weekend. I’m going to drink eleventy million glasses of OJ in hopes that vitamin C will save me for the long flight awaiting me on Sunday.