Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tea on Tuesdays...3/1/2011

Can you believe it's MARCH?!?! Days are flying by!! Today's choice of drink is COFFEE...BLACK....WITH AN EXTRA SHOT!!! ;) Today is the first of many days of state assessments and that means freaked out teachers, panicked kiddos, stressed out administrators...and lots of COFFEE!! :)

I've just returned from a 5 mile jog. It was quite painful. :( I ran the Cowtown 1/2 marathon Sunday and it was NOT kind to my body! So I had to force myself out of bed today to get that lactic acid moving!! So sore!! I've been thinking a lot about motivation and why I do what I do...I found the perfect quote and posted it on my status. Check out FB! :) What's your motivation for working out??

My husband and I are trying to drop some pounds and get healthy(ier). He's lost about 10 pounds. I've lost 3. *Sigh...Isn't that the way it always is?? He is feeling good and looking good and is really motivated to eat healthy and that makes me happy and keeps me from going out and eating a cheeseburger! I'll keep you updated on his progress! (and maybe mine...) I've been thinking a lot lately about the things we eat and how to make better choices. Christi at Grey Umbrella always has great ideas for dinners and organic eating and such. Another friend of mine has a new blog that has been very eye opening and educational for me as well. Check out Summer's blog. You girls are my inspiration for better eating!!

Well, it's off to the shower for me. BUSY day ahead!! I hope you all have a wonderfully, terrific Tuesday!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tea on Tuesdays...

Welcome to my blog this beautiful Tuesday morning! Today I am having hot chocolate. It's sugar free...I need to detox from yesterday! ;)

I'd tell you that today I'm a little under the weather and I'm still debating whether or not to take the morning off to sleep in. I just finished my morning jog so I'm wide awake but I'm thinking a shower then back to bed may be just what the doctor ordered! :)

I'd tell you that I'm longing for warm, summer days right now. I don't really mind the cold weather but the drastic change in temps from day to day is a pain! I'm ready for more days like this...

I hope you guys have a fantastic Tuesday. Be sure and visit Christi today!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The wall...

Here is the wall mid-paint...(Notice how much help I'm getting from the 2 men on the couch...)

And here is the finished product!! I am loving it! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tea on Tuesdays...

So glad you braved the cold to join for me for tea today...ok, tonight. And I do mean COLD!! Only in Lubbock can you have 50 degrees at noon, 32 degrees by 3 PM, and 10 degrees as I blog! :) The wind is howling at a mean 25 mph making it feel -11. Yes, -11. Snow is predicted throughout the night and I'm hoping for a late start tomorrow! Because of these wintery conditions, I'm having hot chocolate. With marshmallows. And you decide that sounds delightful so I pour you a cup as well. See our mugs below? This is a picture of one of my favorite spots in my kitchen.

I'd tell you that I'm working on "sprucing" up my house and I've spent the past 2 evenings painting a wall in my living room. You'd tell me it looks wonderful (maybe a little dark but you still love it) and that the fumes are still fresh. You'd tell me I should've cracked a window but understand that it's just TOO cold! :) I'll show the rest of my blog buddies my newly painted wall tomorrow!

I'd tell you that my knee is feeling much better (finally) and that I'm looking forward to my first workout in 5 days. 5 days! I usually take off 3 or 4 days after a marathon but this has been awful! :( I will admit that I've enjoyed "sleeping in" but I miss my workout friends!! I'd tell you that my workout friends mean the world to me. They motivate me from near and far! I'd tell you that I'm so excited to meet up with Kelly and Tiffany at the Dallas 1/2. I'm incredibly proud of both of them...finding time to train with little ones is NOT easy! Can't wait to see you guys!! (Neiman~you come too!!)

I'd tell you that Tate's teacher e-mailed me to remind me that I'd signed up to organize the Valentine party. Seriously?? You'd laugh because you know I'm so unorganized when it comes to things like that! I have no idea what I was thinking! Oh my...

I'd tell you that my parenting has certainly been tested lately. A strong willed 7 year old ( I have NO idea where he gets it!) combined with a stubborn 4 year old ( pretty sure that came from Will) will make for an interesting household! You'd say that my boys are precious and that you can't imagine them being "bad" for one minute. I'd laugh and tell you that you are crazy! I'd tell you that my patience is tested day in and day out and in the very same instant that I think I'm going crazy, they will make me laugh hysterically and remind me that they really aren't so bad!

See?? ;)
I'd tell you that ( I have no idea why this is in blue...) I've enjoyed our chat and that I look forward to getting to know each other better and better each week. After you are finished here, pop in with Christi . She has super woman powers when it comes to...everything, I think!! :)

Friday, February 4, 2011


I've done this before... Here...So here are some more...

~I still hate the sound of my alarm...especially when it goes off before 5 AM...I could sleep til 10 daily...I love to sleep...the expression "sleep when you're dead" is so over-rated!! I LOVE sleep!!!!

~I yell. I do. I yell at my kids. I yell at my husband. I don't yell often...but I do it. :(

~I love happy hour. I love my friends that join me for happy hour. It makes me happy!

~I love wine. I know NOTHING about wine but I know I like it. I love cheap wine, expensive wine...any kind of wine!! :)

~My favorite job EVER was working at Baskin Robbins. I remember each and every person I worked with and would LOVE a reunion!! Kelly and Tiffany...let's do this!! :)

~I would probably go crazy (crazy IER) being a stay at home mom...but I'd like to try it...just to see... ;)

~I am addicted to Facebook...and blogs...I find it fascinating to get inside the lives of others....weird, I know...I'm not proud...just being honest... :)

~I remember things that most people wouldn't...I have a seizure disorder that has taken away much of my memory...but the things I remember about people and situations would amaze you...they amaze me...

That's all for today.... :) I have so many more confessions to make...another time... ;)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tea on Tuesdays...

Thanks for joining me today!! Today is a SNOW DAY!!! Yep! 7 degrees outside with 25 mph wind!! So, I don't have a lot of time to sit and chat...these 2 are keeping me busy!!

I'd tell you that I after this adventure outside, both boys are now in pjs and under the covers watching cartoons!

I'd tell you that our tummy's are full after having pancakes, bacon, hash browns, and eggs for breakfast...thank you Will!!

I'd tell you that I'm feeling lighthearted today, totally content, and full of joy.

I'd apologize for making our chat short today but the hubby is on his way home with hot chocolate and more wood for the fire and I need to get these breakfast dishes in the dishwasher...you know...to make room for the lunch ones!!

Have a wonderful week!!

**Don't forget to check out Grey Umbrella!! Her blog is superb!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tea on Tuesdays...

I'm having coffee today...with a little splash of Bailey's....ok, a large slash!! Just a crazy week already.

I'd offer you water. That's all I have in my fridge.

I'd tell you that I've needed to go to the store for days now and still haven't.

I'd tell you that I woke up this morning to find my boys eating cotton candy for breakfast. Oh my. I'd tell you I quickly fixed them a sausage biscuit...then realized about 30 minutes ago that neither of my boys ate the biscuit.

I'd tell you that I haven't vacuumed or swept or mopped in days...weeks?? Nah, couldn't be...

I'd tell you that I slid face first into the street Monday during my morning job...I finished the run though...with blood pooling in my palm and my tights ripped on both knees...oh the joys of being graceful.

I'd tell you that I'm having to make some tough decisions regarding the identification and placement of children that I work with...and it's difficult...and I hate being the bearer of bad news to parents...

I'd tell you that my husband bought new sheets for us this week...then helped me rearrange a few wall hangings...then told me to go buy a "few" things to spruce up the house...LOVE him!!

I'd tell you that I'm contemplating a return to Facebook. I've taken about a month break and I'm missing lots of people on there! :)

I'd tell you that I'm looking forward to having tea with you over the next week and can't wait for your post!!