Friday, December 31, 2010

"Wants" for 2011

New Year's Resolutions basically...suck. I'm going with Miss Katie Perk's idea and doing a "want" list. The things I want for 2011...
  • I want to exercise regularly. I had a good routine going for awhile, then fell off the wagon. But during the routine, I felt (and looked) so much better.
  • I want to finally clean up my "junky" room. Yes, I have lived in this house for 14 months now, and there is a room I would refuse to show you if you came to visit. Shizz everywhere. It kinda became a dumping ground and nothing good ever happened! It it supposed to be my office/crafting room...except I never really craft anymore!
  • I want to decorate/buy furniture for my "formal" living room. I don't necessarily want it to be formal, per se, but the room is 100% empty. I'd just like to put something in there!
  • I want to find, buy, and install window treatments.
  • I want to go to bed at a consistent time.
  • I want to hire a cleaning lady.
  • I want to decorate my house more. It is kind of plain.
  • I want to be a better employee and a better boss, a better wife, a better friend.
  • I want to take more pictures. I've really stopped doing this like I used to, and I regret it. I used to take a ton of pictures and now, not so much. For example? I didn't take a single picture at Christmas. This makes me want to cry.
  • I want to find a better skincare routine.
  • I want to clean up my foul mouth!
  • I want to be more positive.
  • Lastly, I want to develop action items or strategies to make these things happen!

What are your wants/goals/resolutions for 2011?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Things My Mother Taught Me

I get a lot of silly magazines and catalogs delivered to me at work. I saw this one and couldn't resist sharing. Feel free to substitute "father" or "parents" wherever it says mother, haha!
Happy Hump Day! Only one more work day after this one! :)

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside! I just finished cleaning!"

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet.

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'll knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why!"

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're going to the store with me!"

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Be sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about!"

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper!"

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck?"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until you clean your plate!"

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks like a tornado went through it!"

12. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"You just wait till we get home!"

13. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You're really going to get it when we get home!"

14. My mother taught me about MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to stick that way!"

15. My mother taught me ESP.
"Don't you think I know when you're cold? Put that sweater on!"

16. My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me!"

17. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up!"

18. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You are JUST like your father!"

19. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you! You weren't raised in a barn!"

20. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand!"

21. My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
"One day you'll have kids and I hope they turn out just like you!"

Friday, December 24, 2010

Confessions {6}...Christmas Eve edition!

Hi ladies! I'm back with another installment of Confessions. I'll give Miss Allie a break this week since her work life has been NUTSO....but if you have a minute go check out her pretty new blog design. It is gorgeous! :)

1. OK, Santa related. As you may know, I have a younger brother. I don't believe I'm the one who told him about Santa, that's not where this is going. It was, however, a bit awesome having a younger brother because that meant Santa visited me for much longer than he would have otherwise ;) I was happy to play along!

2. One year, one of my most wanted gifts was this...
Sorry the picture is so poor, but it was all I could find.
Now, Santa "brought" me this gift. However, long before Christmas morning, I knew it'd be there. Back then my mom had a storage building for her business (she sold Home Interiors, it doesn't even exist anymore), and I was going to help her carry something to the car. She opened the door and there it Barbie Motorhome. She gasped and quickly slammed the door. "Did you see anything?" she asked. Uh oh Jill, think fast! If you tell you won't get it for Christmas! "Huh? What?" Whew. Crisis diverted. Santa delivered. I think this was the first year I truly knew beyond the shadow of a doubt....Santa was my mom and dad!

3. Some people have said Santa had the same handwriting as their mom/dad, or Santa used the same wrapping paper (do you say wrapping paper, or gift wrap? Is it a Southern thing?) Anyway. Santa never wrapped our gifts. They were always set up like an elaborate display you might see in a store. I wish I had a picture, because it was awesome. Sometimes Jake and I would get up, go peek a little, and then go wake our mom and dad. Who were probably exhausted from staying up half the night putting stickers on my Barbie motorhome and putting batteries in all Jake's remote control cars and guns!

4. I told a former boss about this "display" method...and she was like, "Wait a second! I'm going to do that too! Why am I spending all that time wrapping gifts? And why am I giving Santa all the credit for the cool stuff from Mom & Dad? Your mom was onto something!" I think Santa stopped wrapping toys for her boys...and Santa probably started delivering less while Mom and Dad delivered more. Oops! Good way to phase out Santa I guess? Hehe :)

5. I really need Santa right now! I have a few things left on my list that he could really help me out with...going to Kroger, cleaning the bathroom, wrapping a few gifts, and mopping the floor. Oh and I need him to make a pumpkin roll too. Come on Santa, if you could stop by a little early, you can eat all the cookies and milk you want. I'll vacuum up the crumbs! :)

Merry Christmas everyone!
I hope it is great, that you get all you wish for, and that we all remember to pause and give thanks for the true reason for the season! :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Confessions {5}...the Grumpy Edition

Eventually, I'll guilt Allison into giving us some more confessions. Hehe! :)

Okay girls, to say this week has been crappy would be an understatement. To use the words of a friend, I have had a black cloud following me this week! Ugh. If you're looking for happy and cheery, come back another day. Sorry!

Washing machine flooded the laundry room. Water started dripping into our kitchen downstairs. It is OOC. Dunzo. It had several thousand miles on it (figuratively and literally). So I upgraded.
Oh but guess what? It won't be delivered until the 30th! AMAZE! I started crying in Lowe's. Go ahead, make fun.

Due to this shopping excursion, I had to miss my work bowling party AND the Leadership Lexington Christmas party. I was not happy at all. Had to cancel my trip to Connecticut. I was supposed to leave on Thursday.

Wednesday morning I woke up to no power. I took half my shower in the dark, ended up taking my hair dryer, flat iron, makeup, and other paraphernalia to work and got ready in the bathroom. Forgot my notebook/agenda/planner. I felt lost all day. I kind of had to yell at a vendor. We had a Board meeting. Long day. When I got home I felt really bummed out.

Yesterday I went to Walmart and Lowe's after work. Walmart to get some cold medicine, and Lowe's to potentially buy the washer/dryer above. When I got back into my car at Lowe's, my windshield had a big crack in it. At Walmart I accidentally paid for a "My Little Petshop" toothbrush which was $2.28, when I actually wanted "Dora the Explorer" for $2.17. I almost just put it in my bag and left, but I didn't want to be in the paper for stealing a Dora toothbrush from Walmart and refusing to go to the service desk.

Today I woke up sicker than before. I have a really bad cough/sore throat/stuffy nose. I went to the post office on one of my errands and while using the automatic postage center machine thing...this girl behind me starts really getting on my nerves. She stands really close to me, then sits on the table and starts waving her leg back and forth. If I'd look over my shoulder, she'd smile. I felt like punching her.

On a brighter note, last Saturday was our anniversary. We went here.
However, perhaps the best part of the day was what I spotted at Rupp Arena before ever making it into the game....
Oh. my. word.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Not loving...

...that misinformation, miscommunication, and misunderstandings...can mess with things.

Situations are not always what they seem. That said, I think I've hurt someone (or at the very least, angered them), though that was not my intention. And what sucks is that I have no way of telling her that I am sorry.

Just bugging me.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Confessions {4}...PinkLouLou Love Edition

Miss LouLou has had a lot going on lately and hasn't been doing her confessions, but that's okay! I'm bringing them back for her! Especially since I FINALLY got to meet her in person this week!

I don't know if I told you guys this, but I actually talked to her on the phone months ago. Her roommate is...was (sad face) advertising/media buyer. Leah was visiting me at my office one day and her phone rang and well, I answered! I think I said "Pink Lou Lou? Blogger Allie?" I am pretty sure she had to be thinking,"WTF is going on and where is my Leah?!" Anyway...we got together not once but twice this week! The wine may or may not have been flowing before and/or after the following photo was snapped...(likely). She's not quite feeling me up. She's just pretending. But our faces look good and happy ;)
Allie & Jill after hitting Harry's wine, and the Fireball lipgloss. Meee-ow.
Have more pictures...will share later. Anyway, where was I?
Oh yes, confessions.

1--Yesterday I stiffed a waitress but NOT ON PURPOSE! I realized later and had an OMG moment. She brought back my change, a bunch of singles, and I was laughing and joking and likely saying something inappropriate to my friend at lunch. I got distracted and I guess I put all my $$$ away without thinking. I later realized what I had done. I am so embarrassed.

2--Wednesday I cut someone off in traffic (on my way to see Leah and Allie!). I looked in my mirror and this guy's mouth was going 100 miles a minute. Upon closer warranted a call to my brother. Asking what kind of car his professor/private trumpet lesson instructor/mentor drove. Jake texted me a few minutes later. Yes girls, I cut his professor off in traffic and got cussed out for it. I deserved it. I hope he doesn't flunk my brother!

3-I did not wash my hair yesterday for the 3rd day in a row and it was kinda sick. Beyond a certain point there is only so much the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo is good for...but on day 2 the stuff is UH-MAZING. I bought it at Ulta, which seems to be getting a lot of my $ lately. Anyway, it is called Pronto Invisible and is for the ladies with dark hair, like myself. Because the Tressemme (ooh la la) dry shampoo? Leaves ashy residue if you hover too long in one area. This would not be a problem if you were blonde. But I am--quite obviously--not blonde.

4-I get my eyebrows waxed by a little Asian lady at a nail salon. I should be embarrassed...I sort of am. But she does a good job, up till the very end. When she uses what feels like a rough-ass Brawny paper towel to wipe off my eyebrow area. OWWWW!!! Show me a little love, honey!

5-Micah, who is the husband of my assistant Rebecca, tried to bet me $50 I couldn't put his car into 6th gear (it's a manual transmission). Lucky for me I did not agree to his bet but little did he know, I learned to drive on a manual. I just pulled his car into my spot because he took my car to check on my "christmas tree" issue (lots of dashboard lights on!). Now I'm all fixed up. But later he tells Rebecca to tell me I need to stop putting makeup on in the car. He told her there was dust everywhere and he knew it was from my makeup. I'VE BEEN FOUND OUT BY A BOY! Aside from his smart mouth...hiring his wife? My best decision in a long time! haha!

Have a great weekend ladies! Share with me your confessions! Or your weekend plans? :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Santa baby....been an angel all year

Hey ladies! Obviously I just failed with "being an angel" all year because that is definitely not true. I am sure I've been on Santa's naughty list mouth gets me in trouble! ha! I hope you have had a great weekend thus far. Mine has been kind of boring, honestly, but at least that's better than it being totally crazy. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to talk about our Christmas lists! :)

I am totally baffled by those people who say "oh I don't want anything." Maybe this says a lot about me (oops, sorry) but I almost always have something on my list! It may just be something I'm too stubborn to spend $$ on (thus why I had measuring cups & spoons on my list this year, ha!)....but anyway, to help out my mom and my husband, I always have an Amazon wishlist and this year I also made a Sephora list.

Here are some of the things I am "wishing" for:
Too Faced Primers
Agloves--These gloves will work with your iPhone or other touch screen devices. I know I'm getting them because I got them out of the mailbox earlier in the week, haha! Yes! I honestly wasn't snooping...I get the mail every day when I come home from work.

Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette--this thing is all over You Tube. I'm sure I don't need it but watching YouTube beauty videos has made me "need" lots of things. (Side note: Makeup by TiffanyD--I'm amazed by her talent, she is awesome and gorgeous to boot! I would kill for her lashes.)

  • Hairdryer. Mine has been on the fritz...alternating between hot and cold air. If you follow me on twitter you know that yesterday it died, mid hair-do. My husband went to buy me a hairdryer in the middle of the UK game . I'm sure I will pay for that one. However I know that I'm getting the hairdryer that was originally on my Amazon list, because my mom gave it away: "What happened to the hairdryer that was on your list?!"
  • Sigma or MAC makeup brushes. I found some MAC sets on eBay but honestly, I question the legitimacy. I just don't see how something so pricey could be sold so cheap.
  • New Sonicare toothbrush.
  • New coat.
  • Gift cards and/or surprises :)

  • What is on your Christmas list, lovely ladies?? Leave it in the comments section! :)