Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Interesting Things About Yours Truly!!!

I LOVE playing those bloggy games! Amy over at The Idea Room has a great one going on. She asks that you write a post about random things about yourself and then link your post to her blog! Yipee! How fun! So, after you enjoy reading these random facts about me, be sure to go to her post, read it, write one about yourself and then link up! It will be lots of fun!

I was born on August 15th...uh...sometime in the 70s! I still say that was the best day EVER to be born on! But, I'm sure many of you will disagree. Ahem.

My mama almost gave me up for adoption. We're both so glad she didn't though. (That's my uncle in the picture above. Not the ones who would've adopted me.) I would've missed out on the wonderful family I did get to grow up with.

I'm the oldest of six sisters. That's right! No brothers in the bunch! My mom has 4 daughters (including me) and my biological father has 4 daughters (including me, but I don't really know those three to well.) I also have an uncle who is 16 years younger than me. Yep! You read that right!

Growing up, my mama didn't really know how to take care of my hair.
Afterall, it's the tight-curl-nappiness kind of hair. For that reason I despise curly and short hair.

So I ALWAYS wear it straight. And long! (I took this picture of myself a couple of weeks ago after I put a relaxer in it. By myself. Not to shabby, eh?)

I have to "steal" pictures from my mom. She hoards them like no tomorrow. The picture above? I NEVER seen this until I was in my 20's. I have no idea how many other pictures I never seen. Of course, now she really hides them!

I'm very nearsighted! Growing up, I hated wearing the glasses my mom picked out for me. I used to lose them on purpose because they were ugly! Because of that, one day, when I was in high school, I was waiting for my BFF to come hang out with me at my house. We had quite a few people over when a white car pulled into the parking lot of our townhouse. I decided to jump on the car hood as it pulled up. When I looked up, it was a total stranger driving! I seriously thought it was her car. Because it was white. And small! Should've wore the glasses!

Out of all the kids in my generation, I was the first to graduate! Graduation was AWESOME!!! (See the picture on the left in the pic? That was my 9th grade picture. I never did get my senior pics taken. That's another story though. Don't even get me started on prom! LOL!)

I'm a packrat! I still have my Star Quilt! It's falling apart and very faded, but it's as old as I am. (I'm so glad I'm not a blanket!) I love it! I also have almost all of my ID cards. From 7th grade to 11th grade. I lost my senior card two weeks after school started. Good thing I was able to leave for lunch everyday! I have so much memorabilia from my younger days! Love looking through them every once in awhile!

I'm what you would call a "Jack-of-All-Trades"! I worked in many fields. Including phlebotomy! That's right people! I used to stick people with needles! And? We could party it up like nobody's business! Not to comforting, is it? However, this was pre-baby days, but lots of fun none-the-less. In fact, it was these days I quit drinking. Anyway, among this job, I've worked retail, did door-to-door sales, was a teacher at a private school (when I was 19), worked in the insurance field (I can tell you what a "rider" is!), I even worked for a company who worked for the child support division. All on a H.S. diploma! Oh yeah! I'm that good!!!

He is the BEST thing that has ever happened to me! EVER!!! He spoils the crap out of me. He trusts me. He sticks by me through thick AND thin. He supports me in everything no matter if I finish or not. He loves me. He makes me laugh. He laughs at my jokes. But the main reason he is the best thing that has ever happened to me is because...

He gave me the GREATEST GIFTS OF ALL!!! My life was not complete until I had my two babies! These are my life!

Well, I could go on and on and on and on. But I'll spare you the details. Like when I got married and divorced when I was 19, or the fact that my sister and I could seriously start a band with our body parts, or how I will believe ANYTHING you tell me (like how there are alligators living in the sewers), or how my sister and I started a party planning business, or even how I ABHOR any kind of bugs that I will cover them up with a plunger until Jeff gets home so he can kill them. Yep. I'll spare you. I had an intersting life growing up. In fact, it's still interesting. But I wouldn't want it any other way!

Thanks Amy for letting me share some of my little personal factoids about me! As for the rest of you, I seriously hope you play along! It will be interesting to read all about you! Thanks for enduring!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing you have the most blessed and wonderful Christmas
and a safe and Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Oh Happy Day!!!!

OMGoodness!!!! You will never believe what I won from the fabulous Kim and Kris from The DIY Dish!!! I won this:

It's a Janome 300E Embroidery Machine!!! I have been doing cartwheels down the interstate since I found out yesterday. It's funny though, because I sort of forgot about the contest. You see, I left a comment sometime in October and winners weren't announced until Dec. 6th! It wasn't until a few days ago when I checked my email and saw that I had won! Oh how I am truly blessed for winning this wonderful machine and I can't wait to get it so I can play!

The DIY Dish is always having some kind of contest. If you haven't checked them out, be sure you do! One thing though, they are taking a break and won't be back until January. But they have lots of goodies and webisodes that you will enjoy!

THANKS KRIS & KIM! You have made my Christmas that much more wonderful!!!

You HAVE to check out the BEST Flash Mob Video. Ever!!! Have a great weekend everybody!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nifty Thrifty: A Table For My Kitchenette

WOW!!! I can't believe it's already December! Where has the time gone? It feels like Thanksgiving was last week! Well, while time has been flying by, I have been busy doing a little Thrift Store shopping. Well, mainly at Goodwill, so today I thought I'd share what I found a couple weekends ago.

Since moving into our house, we have yet to fill it with furniture. I mean come on, living in a two-bedroom apartment with little living space, a person just doesn't have much to begin with. So, moving into a huge two-story home, what was I to do on a thrify budget? I get jealous! Just kidding! But I do see so many people out there who get furniture for free or near free. But they're lucky! They have a vehicle (or access to one at least) to accomodate these great finds. It kind of makes me wish I had asked for a truck instead of a convertible for Mother's Day a few years ago. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my car, it's just I didn't think a truck would've been a lot more handy in the future. *Sigh* One day I'll get my truck.

Anyway, when I went Goodwillin' (as my Grandma calls it!) with my Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin, I found this awesome table. I figured it would go perfect in my kitchenette...well, until I get my buffet. I didn't realize until later that it's a baby changing cart! LOL! That goes to show you how much I pay attention! HAHA! So, I bought it, but when it came time to get it into my little Mercury Milan** (which is our other car, not my convertible), it was to big! So, my Aunt asked a good associate if they had an allen wrench so we could take it apart. Thank goodness they did, or I didn't know what I was gonna do! After I got it home, I sanitized it real good, took it apart and spray painted it an ivory color. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture after I was done, but once I get this area all decked out, I'll post about it.

(If you look closely at the table, you can see it's already been painted.)

I also bought a wicker tray (that I ended up spray painting with Krylon's Cherry Red), the candy jar, and these plates. I LOVE these plates! They remind me of the tin mug my Grandpa used to drink out of when I was little. They go perfect with the look I'm trying to achieve in my kitchen! I also bought 5 of those dollar tree candles (you know, those ones that have the saints on them, but these are plain) but forgot to put them on the table. They were $0.50/ea, so it was like getting them half off! Love it when I get a good deal! I've done more shopping since, so I'll post those soon!

**You're probably wondering why I have double astericks by the Mercury Milan! Well, my Aunt cracks me up! She asked if it was our car of the month! LOL! Pretty much. You see, Jeff sells cars. And he's pretty good at it! I say it's because he's honest. Anyway, since he's been selling cars (5 years now), we've bought five cars. Yeah, we average about a new car a year! But, to be fair, his second Fusion I totalled by hitting 2 deer at 4 in the morning going back to Nebraska for an emergency! But that's a whole 'nother story! In fact, I have a story for the last three cars we bought. But I won't go into that now!

Well, I'll stop boring you with my memories! Have a great day everybody!