Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Excuse You" Picture Post Part 1

Yesterday was AWESOME!!  I got to spend the day with Kristen, Maria and her husband George.  I'll give you a second to let your jealousy pass :)  We had so much fun!  This part 1 because I only have part of the pictures, part 2 will come when I get the rest!

I met Maria and George at their hotel and we drove to the Vulcan.  He is the big statue dedicated to iron here in Birmingham.  They have a very pretty park to walk around and vistas to see the city.  Then we drove to the Irondale Cafe and met up with Kristen for lunch.  The Irondale Cafe is neat because The Whistlestop Cafe in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes is based on this place, so it has a lot of character and the food is pretty good too!!  We took lots of pictures and laughed and laughed.  George was sweet enough to be our photographer for the day!  He did great a great job!  I took my camera but since Maria and Kristen had theirs I didn't want to make the photographers job any harder by adding a third camera and they said I could steal their pics, so it's all good!! 

Once we left the restaurant we headed to the Galleria mall.  We had a blast walking around, laughing, taking pictures we weren't supposed be taking, trying on nail polish, hats and headbands!!  We had a little makeover in the middle of the mall, so much fun!  Unfortunately we had to say good-bye to Kristen after we were done shopping :(  The good news is that Kristen and I are close enough that we normally get together at least once a week!!  I feel very lucky to have her so close!

Maria, George and myself then took off to Johnny Ray's.  It is a bbq place that has THE BEST lemon ice box pie EVER!  It was a lot later than any of realized so we ended up eating a little for dinner and then the pie!  I don't need to hear the crap about eating pie!!  I am losing weight and I wanted pie dang it!! 

We left Johnny Ray's and I took them back to their hotel so they could leave for the next leg on their journey.  I was sad to see them go :( 

Maria and George are an amazing couple!!  We had good conversation the whole day, they are so sweet!  This is the 3rd time I have seen Maria but I feel like I have known her my whole life! 

Here are the pictures I have so far.  You may have seen them on Kristens blog, but here they are again!

George, Maria, Myself and Kristen

Me, Maria and Kristen

Being silly!  Maria got the giggles so she was nominated for the "speak no evil" :)

Our mini makeover!

Christmas decorations already?!  I am not ready!

Being Nerdy!

We are friends every day except for Saturdays during football season :)  Love you girl!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What the....??

I read Jen Lancaster's blog.  She is the author of Such a Pretty Fat and several other wonderful books.  She just blogged about an article in Marie Claire magazine about fat people on tv.  Here are the links to both the article and her blog post.  I will now channel Linda Ritchman from SNL and have you talk amongst yourselves about this article.  Discuss

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Side by Side

I am just now starting to see a difference in my face.  I know my clothes are getting smaller, but I really can't see a change in my body.  Baby got back!  However, I can see a difference in my face...yay!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Feeling Funky

I am in a funk.  I hate that it seems like all I ever do is complain on this blog, but I am just getting my feelings out.  There are things going on right now that I should be hopeful and happy about, but I just can't.  I feel depressed.  I hate feeling this way.  All I want to do is cry. 

Things with Joe are the same and I hate that.  I want to move on but I feel like I can't.  Everyone tells me that I have a choice to feel this way or not feel this way.  It is so much harder that just turning a switch on and off.  Why can't people understand that I don't like feeling like this?  I don't want to cry all the time, I don't want to feel like staying in bed all day.  If I had control of my depression I would choose not to feel this way, but I don't.  I can't control the tears or the pain.

I am dealing with feelings about some friends back home.  I wish I had the same relationship I had with them 10 years ago.  I know people change and that relationships change, I get that.  I guess I just knew where we stood with each other.  If they don't want to be friends anymore, just let me know so I don't keep putting effort into the relationship.

Please know that I am writing this blog to get my feelings out there and to vent.  Sometimes I feel like I have no one to talk too.  I hate to be so cheesy, but sometimes I truly do feel alone in a crowded room.  I say this because I don't want you to think I want sympathy from anyone.  I am just typing what I feel. 

Oh yea, I lost a follower today. Oh well there loss. 

On a positive note, I went on an interview this morning and I think it went really, really well.  Keep your fingers crossed I get this job!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sickly & Weekend recap

I think I am getting sick.  This sucks blue whale.  I have figured out that when I fly I usually get sick.  When I flew to and from Chicago this didn't happen, so I thought I might have gotten over it.  I guess I didn't.  Last Friday when I flew home from FL, I had to fly from Orlando to Houston and then to Birmingham.  It doesn't make much sense to me but the flight was cheap and I racked up some miles!  I guess flying for a combined total of like 5 hours and 2 planes will get to my immune system because I am not feeling so hot.  I don't feel "sick" but I don't feel good either.  I think I am in the early stages, ugh. 

Saturday was awesome however!  My dad and I met up with Mary Catherine (Band Me...I'm Ready) and her husband Anthony to head over to T-town for the AL game.  It was homecoming and the game didn't start until 8:10, but we got over there around 2:30 to partake in some festivities!  We went to an A Club bbq and got to watch some football in the indoor practice field, we went to the Bryant Museum and then ate some dinner in the A Club.  The weather was perfect all day and night.  It did get a bit chilly though in the second half!  Mary and her husband are so sweet and I am so glad that they got to come!  I know I had fun with them, I hope they did too!!  I am going to leave you with some pics from Saturday.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's been a while

I have not posted in a while, sorry.  I am flying back to B'ham tomorrow and I am sad.  I am sad to leave my family here in FL.  I miss them so much, but I am so grateful that I got to spend this week with them.  I love you mama, Gma, Sean and Peanut! 

Sunday we went up to my brother's college to watch him play in a fall ball game.  I know I have said this before, but I LOVE watching my brother play baseball.  He is awesome.  Here are a couple pics from that. 

Tuesday was my 30th birthday.  My mama took the day off work, so me, her and my grandma went shopping.  We had a great time!  My stepdad made me a special dinner and my mom baked and decorated my favorite velvet!!  It was awesome! 

Wednesday I drove down to south Florida and saw my aunt and cousins.  We had a great time!  It was great to see them.  I also decided that since I am starting this new chapter in my life I needed a new haircut.  My great friend Jill who cut my hair for years had an opening so I went.  It was the best birthday present EVER.  I love my new hair.  My FB friends have seen it, but here it is!

I am still trying to get used to not having hair on my neck! 

Today Maria came over from Orlando and met me for lunch.  It was so great to see her!!  She is so sweet and beautiful!  We had a great lunch and great conversation.  I can't wait to meet up with her again! 

I am excited for Saturday.  My dad, me, Mary Catherine and her husband are going to the Alabama v. Ole Miss football game.  We are going to have a blast!  Pics will be posted after the game!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sometimes you get what you ask for

I have been wanting to go down to FL for a while to see my family and some friends.  Since I just got back from Chicago I didn't think I would be able to until the holidays.  But my dad told me today that we are going down on Friday!!  I am so excited!  He and I are driving down this Friday, he is driving back on Monday or Tuesday and I get to fly home next Friday.  I get a whole week down there!!  I am very happy I get to see my brother play a double header on Sunday!  I am happy I get to spend my birthday with my family and friends.  This makes me happy.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Better Outlook?

I am really trying to have a better outlook on life right now.  I am not succeeding very well at this moment.  Things with Joe are at an all time low.  He is not making this process very easy and I just feel so overwhelmed with it.  Also, a week from today I will be 30.  I am not handling this birthday very well.  I know I have a choice to make the best of it or not, but I am just feeling depressed and everything with Joe, it is just hard.  Sorry I am bitching, I just had to get this out. 

I had an awesome lunch and afternoon with Mary (a fellow blogger) yesterday.  We met up for a late lunch and then did some shopping!  She is so sweet!   We are going to an Alabama football game together in a couple of weeks and I can't wait!!