Saturday, May 30, 2009

Skillet Concert...

So we went to a Skillet concert Sunday, May 24th and it was so awesome. Decyfer Down and Disciple were there as well. We enjoyed the concert very much. Jamie had been telling me for about a month now that he wanted to go to a Skillet concert for his birthday (which is June 12th) and we were wanting to go to one on May 21st in Charleston, SC but we couldn't afford it so we didn't get to go. Then his mom asked me what he wanted for his birthday and I told her Skillet tickets so she bought us tickets. :) It was so fun, a BIG THANK YOU to Cindy!

I didn't really get any good pictures of the bands even though we had really good seats but I did get alot of pictures of the crazy amounts of lights that Skillet had. It was so awesome! And a few of Jamie and I as well...Jamie and I bought two shirts and a cd at the concert. He got a Skillet shirt that's their tour shirt. And I got a Disciple shirt cause I thought it was pretty. haha. It was the last night of the tour so they were pulling pranks on each other so it was overall a really fun experience. Jamie loved it!


Saturday 9: Uninvited

Saturday 9: Uninvited
1. Do you mind people to show up uninvited? Depends on who they are but most of the time I don't like uninvited guest.
2. Last person you talked to on the phone? Jamie last night when he got off of work.
3. Last person on your missed call list? The Partnership.
4. Who calls you the most? Jamie and my momma!
5. What is your favorite song about breaking up? Dunno...Don't do alot of breaking up anymore since I'm married.
6. If someone sent you an unexpected gift, what would you like it to be? Money! haha...Jamie bought me some unexpected roses though the other night and they were nice.
7. Your classic rock station plays the top songs of all time. What is number one? It wouldn't be classic rock. Maybe Christian Rock and it'd probably be one of Skillet's songs.
8. Do you live for today or tomorrow? Today...Tomorrow may never come.
9. What movie villain scared you as a kid? I was scared of wolves in stories when I was younger (like the 3 little pigs).

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins: #126

1. It's cold and rainy (not's hot and rainy).
2. Home-grown tomatoes.
3. My favorite health and beauty product is Bath & Body Works Body Wash.
4. Let's go for a nice long ride.
5. Well, first of all I love to read!
6. Random; those were the cast of characters in a recent dream and it was random (I don't know about this question).
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing and watching Twilight, tomorrow my plans include laundry and going to a wedding and Sunday, I want to go to church and then relax!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Innocent by Harlan Coben

I gave this book 4 stars. I loved this book. All the twist and turns in it kept me to where I couldn't put it down. I was so amazed at all the events leading up to the end. Definately one of my favorites by Coben. A must read.
This is number 26!! Now on to number 27 :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday 9: Hot Fun In the Summertime

Saturday 9: Hot Fun in the Summertime

1. Is summer your favorite season? Why? No way...It's to hot...You can only take off so much clothing and you'll still be hot! YUCK!
2. Do you exercise more in the summer because you wear less clothing? No...that's a doubt reason to exercise more.
3. Do you enjoy tanning or are you more concerned about the dangers of basking in the sun? I use to tan really easy but when I was 10 I got a really bad case of sun poison. And now I can't tan at all. But that's okay cause I won't be near as wrinkly later on in life.
4. You are on the beach when a waiter appears for your drink order. What do you ask for? Some water or Mt. Dew. Both with lots of ice in the cup.
5. Do you camp in the summertime? NO...I mean as a kid I would go to camp one week out of the summer but as far as pitching a tent and sleeping on the ground...No way.
6. What was your favorite summer vacation as a kid? We use to go to Topsail Island every May and September. Those were the days...Love that beach.
7. Do you enjoy sleeping outdoors? No...I enjoy sleeping in my comfy bed very much!
8. Do you throw a summer barbecue every year? No...I don't know if I've ever thrown a summer barbecue...Maybe that's something we'll have to do this year.
9. Have you ever been to a nude beach? If yes, what did you think? way!

Laundry Detergent...

I made some powdered laundry detergent last night. I think we'll keep making the powdered kind instead of liquid. We have a coffee can that we've got it in. I'd love to make enough for the coffee can to be full (it's about a 4th full now) and see how long a whole container last us. It's awesome to be saving money and to not have to worry about coming up with $$ to buy detergent cause it's crazy how much that stuff cost. Anyhow, just thought I'd share that I like the powdered detergent better.

Friday Fill-Ins: #125

1. Moving is actually okay...It's the packing that bites!
2. Stupidity free.
3. My best quality is hum...I'm loving I guess...I don't hold grudges.
4. A bunch of details.
5. In nearly 10 years, I'll be almost to the top of the hill (36 years old in 10 years - whew glad it's not yet!).
6. To read is what I need right now!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to making laundry detergent and relaxing, tomorrow my plans include doing laundry and packing and Sunday, I want to going to church and then leaving for Greenville, SC - going to a Skillet concert and super excited (I said that in my best valley girl accent)!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Medical Update

Well, my CT scan went okay yesterday. I cried of course when they put the IV in me but what's new. The results were normal. But they still want me to see a neurologist because of my head ache. Pretty much I have a headache around the clock. And it's usually on the left side of my face so maybe that plays into me losing my vision. I just want them to figure it out and hopefully be able to tell me why my head hurts all the time. I'm going to set up an appointment with them next week. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. I'll keep you updated.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Background...

My new background is to congradulate all the people graduating in 2009!!! My sisters are two of them! :) Congrat's Graduates!

Medical Issues...

So back when I was at the beach my grandma and I walked a few blocks to this store. While we were in there my left eye went blind. You know how you look at a light and you see spots? It was like that but my whole eye was covered. I could close my left eye and see fine out of my right eye. But it was definately weird. It lasted about five minutes and then went away. So I thought I'll mention that to my eye doctor next month when I go. Well, about a week later I was sitting in my recliner and it happened again. My left eye went compeletely blind but this time it was only for a minute or two. Still freaky. Fast forward to last week. I went to my eye doctor for my regular visit. I asked him about it and he looked at the inside and outside of my eye and said they were both healthy. And that I needed to schedule an appointment with my regular doctor ASAP. That I might have a TIA. So I went this morning to my regular doctor. He scheduled an MRI for me at 3:30pm today. I can't until after that so now I'm starving because I haven't ate anything all day. Anyhow, my regular doctor said from my MRI I'd either go to a neurologist or an eye specialist. I may hear something tonight or tomorrow. If not then I go back to the doctor on Tuesday at 8am. We'll see. Please just keep me in your prayers. Thanks!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

45 Lessons

I took this from Cindy, my mother-in-law's blog. I thought it was pretty cool. Check out her blog too...

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay cheque.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion, today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts

This book was harder then the other two books for me to get into. I couldn't believe it took me so long to read it, almost two weeks. Mainly it was hard to get into because I was so deep into the series and wondering what was going to happen that I started dreaming about it. Not good. But once I kind of let myself rest from the series for a little bit and didn't read as much for a few days and got back into it. I loved how it ended. And I'm glad I read the series. I would give it 3 and a half stars if I could.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins: #124 we go!

1. If we had no winter life would be yucky!! Winter is the best season of all.
2. Life is a perpetual astonishment.
3. If I had my life to live over I wouldn't want it cause once this life is over I'll be in Heaven and who really wants to come back from there!
4. Everything inside of four and twenty hours.
5. If you've never been thrilled then what have you done?!
6. To be interested in the changing seasons it has to be getting cooler.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to scrapbook with my momma, tomorrow my plans include seeing my sisters go to prom and doing laundry (of course) and Sunday, I want to go to church and resting!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Weigh-In Day...and Laundry

Again...But today I also took measurements as well...Anyhow, I lost a pound this week and then I lost two inches on my legs and waist. And a half inch on my neck. My legs are what I want to lose the inches on...Anyhow, just thought I'd share my success! :)

And my husband joined SparkPeople so that's inspired me to try harder too and I've started logging my food like I should have been doing all along.

So we made our own laundry detergent a little over a week ago...It works wonderfully. I think next time we'll do the powder laundry but it's such a savings in money. I mean you pay $9 for a box of Gain that does 40 loads of laundry. We paid probably about $7 or $8 for all the items to make the laundry and it'll make more then just one mix of the laundry detergent and the homemade detergent will probably do at least 80 loads of laundry. SAVINGS!!!

Preston Loyd

I've been meaning to post this on my blog. I need everyone to pray for this little boy. He's a local boy who was outside playing when his grandfather, who didn't know he was outside, ran over him with a lawnmower. He's 4 years old and he's fighting to live. But his family is amazing and trusting in God. You can visit his Caring Bridge page here....

Please add this precious little boy to your prayer list and pass this information along. Thanks so much! :)

Friday Fill-Ins: #123

1. Apples are to oranges as fish are to turtles.
2. Stupid people need to go somewhere and that's all I have to say about that.
3. I think I hear chocolate calling my name.
4. American and the Christian flag.
5. Do what you want to do, but will not do.
6. He walked and behind him was a Radio Flyer wagon; in the wagon was a bucket filled with apples.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to Hickory with my dad and maybe babysitting, tomorrow my plans include a daycare picnic and laundry (couldn't leave that out!) and Sunday, I want to go to church and relax!

Monday, May 04, 2009

The Hollow by Nora Roberts

This book was pretty good. It wasn't as good as the first book, Blood Brothers, but I loved Fox and Lalya. And I loved them falling in love. My favorite part of the book was probably the part where they were all six attacked at the same time. I thought that was pretty cool. I can't wait to see what the next book has in store.

I rated this book a 3 star. Book number 24...Moving on to book 25...

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Twenty Firsts Meme

Sunday Stealing: The Twenty Firsts Meme

First Job: Cashier at Troutman Galaxy
First Real Job: Bookkeeper for Food Lion
First Favorite Politician: Nada...I liked Bush but I've never really had a favorite
First Car: Toyota Corolla
First Record/CD: It was a tape and it was New Kids On The Block or at least that's the one I say is my first
First Sport Played: Um...I'm not a sporty girl...No sports for me...But I was a cheerleader in 5th grade
First Concert: In Florida when I was 13. It was at camp there was a different concert every night...Skillet, Newsong, Rebecca St. James were some of the ones that played that week.
First Foreign Country Visited: Never been to a foreign country...not yet anyway...
First Favorite TV Show: I loved Zoobilee and Fraggle Rock when I was little
First Favorite Actor: Andrew Keegan or Jonathan Taylor Thomas
First Favorite Actress: Didn't really care for the actresses
First Girlfriend/Boyfriend: First real boyfriend was John David
First Encounter with a Famous Person: I met Skillet in January 2008 with my husband at Winter Jam
First Brush With Death: Um...When I was 17 I had 4 wrecks in 6 months...BUT only one was my fault...But one was pretty scary
First House/Condo Owned: Jamie, my husband, and I bought a house in November 2008 - almost 1 year to the date from when we got married. And it's my first house owned...I was 25.
First Film Seen: I have no idea. But I know that me and my friend would go to the movies all the time when we were younger.
First Favorite Recording Artist: Probably New Kids On The Block...haha...That dates me.
First Favorite Radio Station: Probably a station in Florida.
First Book I Remember Reading: Betsy & Tacy, good book check it out.
First Meme You Answered on Your Blog: Friday Fill-Ins...Love em

Friday, May 01, 2009 we go!

1. The first rule of working in an office and getting along is don't worry about other people's business, worry about your own.
2. Yucky clams.
3. When I think of carnivals I think of scary clowns, and the book Funhouse by Dean Koontz.
4. Clematis is my favorite spring flower.
5. Things on my desk include bills, pens, computer, and lamp.
6. Spring makes me wanna stay inside, away from the pollen.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to bumming around the house, tomorrow my plans include laundry and hanging out with a friend and Sunday, I want to go to church and relax!