Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thankful Thursday...

I am thankful...that my hubby actually listened & got Sunshine the HPV shot this morning at her doctor appointment.  I had a scare a couple of years ago & was told that if I would have had the chance to get the HPV shot/s, I probably wouldn't have had the pre-cancerous cells.  But she got her first round & I'm so glad cuz I do not want her to experience what I did.  Plus, I know that Trouble has had them as I took her in for one round.

I am thankful...that my sister is here from Colorado & that I just sent a picture of what we want for our sister tattoo to my tattoo artist this morning.  So, hopefully by this time next week, I'll be sporting some new ink - #11!  We are getting this with our favorite colors (purple & orange) incorporated in it on the inside of our upper right arms.  :)

I am thankful...that I don't currently have anything planned for this evening.  I feel like I've been running, running, running.  So, I just wanna go home after work tonight, cook one of my pizzas, watch the Walking Dead preview show & then read.  That's ALL I want to do.  I've been staying up far too late lately with all the family visits & such, I need to just relax for a lil bit.

So, what are YOU thankful for?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Third Year's The Charm...

So, three years ago today, I was probably sitting at one of our favorite spots enjoying a drinky poo in my bride getup as a married lady.  It's weird to think that I've been married three years - some days it seems like we just got married & other days, it seems like we've been married for 345 years.

Paul & I have been through a lot in our short time together.  I knew that things would not be easy especially when there were two girls involved & a crazy ex-wife but, man, some days were just horrible.  Just all the stuff that went down with Trouble almost tore us apart.  

At the end of the day, I love my husband & it's still kinda weird that I have a guy that I call "my husband".  Some days, I even think that he loves me more than anyone should love me.  Is that weird to think cuz I do.

Just some random pictures of us through the years.

Some of my favorite pictures of just us at our wedding.

It's Wednesday So That Means...

This linkup is called Weekly Lessons & the hosts are Mattie and Lex.  So, if you wanna join in, hope on over to linkup!  :)

Mandie's Weekly Lessons:

  1.  Family is Important.  I've known this for a very long time as I've always been close with my family (& people who are like family) but lately it's been all about the family with my uncle who visited over the weekend from Texas & my sister being home for about a week from Colorado & Trouble coming slowly back into our lives.  When we had my family over for dinner on Monday night, nobody knew that Trouble was gonna show up & I guess that when my mom saw her, she started crying.  So, we all love that girl but we just want to see her do better for herself - tough love, tough love.

  2.  I love pumpkin.  Again, something I've known but it's become rather apparent lately.  Sunshine got some pumpkin scented stuff as a birthday gift from Bath & Body Works so this past weekend, I went & got me some pumpkin scented goodies & I'm in love.  Right now, I'm wearing Marshmellow Pumpkin Latte.  Delish.  If you like pumpkin, you need to go check out their selection, it's amazing!  

  3.  I'm a pill-pusher.  Okay, not totally.  I have found a new great supplement that I love & I'm sharing my love for it with everyone.  I actually learned about Kava at an appointment for my mom & I went searching for it.  I found some in pill form and then in the tea.  It's amazing.  It really does help calm yourself.  One of my friends was having a hard go & I bought her a box of it, after drinking it, she came to report that she felt like a weight was lifted from her shoulders.  She really liked it.  It really is great.  The first time that Trouble came over after months of her & I not talking, I took a pill & drank the tea & felt great.  I was a lil nervous but I didn't break out in a cold sweat & start to panic like I normally would.  So, if you have just need a little stress relief, I really think you should try this amazing stuff, it's not for everyday use but it's a good help on those especially difficult days.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Musical Monday / Weekend Update...

  Musical Monday - Feed my Frankenstein by Alice Cooper.  Just seems that during this time of year, I like to me some Alice Cooper - this song, Welcome to my Nightmare...yea, that's about it.  Ha!

  Weekend Update - 

    Friday:  my uncle, Darren, came for a weekend visit from Dallas so right after work, I headed out to my grandparents' to visit.  I hung out there for a couple of hours before my uncle kicked us all out so he could go to bed.  So, I ventured home to an empty house, watched some Jimmy & then got into bed right before Paul got home at 11:00.

  Saturday:  Paul ran Sunshine to go stay in the Dells for the night with one of her friends & while he did that, I did the grocery shopping & such.  When he got home, we went out for a quick lunch, did a lil shopping, hung out home for a bit, went out for dinner, headed to my brother's house to celebrate his girlfriend's birthday, out to the bar to watch the first half of the Badger game & then home to watch the second half.  I was very disappointed in our Badgers, they sucked it up at the end but it was against a higher ranked Ohio State team so I guess that I can't be too mad.

  Sunday:  I got my chores done around the house & then we went out with my family for a German food buffet.  It was so tasty!  Even Sunshine liked it!  Then we went out to check out the lake across the street from the restaurant.  Luckily, my uncle snapped some pictures:

Sunshine, "T", Me, Granny Uncle Kevin,
Farter, "Z" & Aaron.
(Paul & Jen stayed onshore)

"Z" running & making us 
all nervous on the dock.

Granny, Farter, Aaron, "T" & I walking in.

It was a great time with the family.  I enjoyed every minute of it.  :)

So, how was your weekend?

$10 at Target...

One of my favorite linkups because, well, I get to go to Target & buy some goodies from the Dollar Spot - I LOVE THE DOLLAR SPOT!!!!  Anywho, if you would like to join the fun hit up LizCourtney or any of the other hosts.  :)

Alright, here are my goodies:

My total haul...all from the Dollar Spot!

I loved this plate the last time 
I shopped for $10 at Target.
So, this time it was all mine!  I'll use 
it as a display, not to use.

I'm always about getting new things to hang
up around the house for the holidays &
I thought this was cute.

You can NEVER have too many cards
to send out from time to time.  :)

How did I do?
$.50 over! 
Doh!  :)

Friday, October 14, 2016

My Thoughts On...

IMDB's summary:  "A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life."

My short summary:  "Drunk lady creepily watches a couple from a train, lady from couple goes missing, drunk lady decides to turn detective...madness & crazyness ensues."

First of all, let me say that I loved the book.  I actually missed it when I was done reading it.  I thought it was well written & just when you think it couldn't have anymore twists, it throws in one more.  However, I did figure out who the "bad person" was well in advance.

On to the movie, I went & saw it on Monday with a friend who also read the book & we both agreed that it went from the pages to the screen well.  My only complaint is that in the book, Rachel is much more beaten down & her drinking is really a problem.

I'm in total lust of Luke Evans & I think that he played Scott Hipwell with such intensity that I was even afraid.  He was more intense on screen than he was in the book, that's for sure.  Plus, I got to see his bare bottom.  Awhoo hoo!

The Girl on the Train's Grade:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thankful Thursday...

I am thankful...that the weather is finally starting to cool down & that I'm able to sport socks from my huge collection of fun socks.  Awhoo hoo!

I am thankful...that I won a little money when the hubby & I went to the casino this past weekend & that I was able to go back to the mall & pick up some more goodies from Hot Topic that I liked:

I also got a Five Finger Death Punch shirt & a Harry Potter wallet that I couldn't find on the Hot Topic site.  I was a happy girl walking outta that store with my purchases.  I really do like that store a whole lot!  :)

I am thankful...that since Trouble & I are now talking & just a picture of her face doesn't put me into a rage, I was able to work on some of her Senior picture stuff.  I put together a basket of goodies as a housewarming gift & one of the goodies were two pictures from her picture session - one with her mom & one with her dad.  I also put together a book & collages for myself & one for Paul as part of his Christmas present.  Here is the collage I made myself:

I picked all pictures of her smiling.  I think that she's much prettier when she smiles...but I could not deny the really cool snowboarding picture.  :)

What are some things that YOU are thankful for?