Friday, March 5, 2010

Excited about the weekend

About an hour left of work today, and Jonathan, Alison, and I will be on the road to Steph & Bo's house in Chattanooga. Looking forward to good eats, laughs, and good times this weekend. I think the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga will be fun!!

My 1999 car is officially dead. I bought it when I was 20, and I'm almost 32. So I think I got my money's worth. We made our last repair on it earlier this week, and knew that we were DONE paying repair bills. We kinda knew this time was coming soon. Found out today that it needed a new motor - HA! (I literally laughed when I heard that). So we'll trade it to get a few dollars out of it, and get a new car. Noone loves to make car payments, but I don't mind as much when I know I'll drive this new car until IT dies. Hopefully next weekend, when Jonathan gets back in from out of town, we'll get the dealings taken care of at the dealership. That will take a good 37 hours or so - doesn't it seem like it takes FOREVER to buy a car??

Have a GREAT weekend, everyone!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Just stuff

Let's see.... what's been going on the last couple of weeks.....

Had a meeting last week for a volunteer program I'm involved in.
I serve as a mentor for local high school seniors, helping them through the college application/enrollment & financial aid processes. These students are eligible for up to $6000 for four semesters at one of the three local community colleges. It's a wonderful program, and one part I really like about it, is that they have to complete community service projects during these semesters.

Am continuing to make weekly cards as part of Send Love Today, which I learned about from Jen Waters. Have made several cards this week. Haven't scrapped in a while, but am looking forward to a crop on Saturday w/Steph, Ashley, and Courtney.

Took Alison for her first dentist appointment. She did great!!

Went to a baby shower last weekend and made a MONDO trip to the grocery store. At least Alison was with Jonathan, so it was only 1.5 hours instead of 2.5 hours in the store. ;)

Finished another book, and have started another that I'm enjoying so far - The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder. It's somewhat of an easy read, but touches on some serious subjects.

Ran into an old friend, whom I haven't seen in 5 years!! It was so wonderful to see her! We have lunch/shopping plans in March.

Spent a few hours, Friday before last, with my cousin. It's the second time I've seen her since the beginning of the year, but the big thing: prior to January, I hadn't seen her in around 25 years! She found me on Facebook last fall. How cool is that?!

Am continuing to work out 3-5 days a week. Loving that.

Am going to place an order for SRM Stickers today. My friend Deana turned me on to them - they're really cute!

What's going on with everyone else?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Today is

the 6th aniversary of my dad's passing. Funny thing, I was up at 4:30, which is about the time we got the phone call 6 years ago.

I miss him more than words can say.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

This past week, I've...

-For the first time, took a 30-min. abs class at the gym - I liked it! I'll do it again tomorrow night.
-Watched Jonathan play in a rec league basketball game
-For the first time, took a Zumba class at the gym - LOVED it! Definitely doing it again this week.
-Grocery shopped for the Super Bowl. Not having a party or anything, but looking fwd to some good chili tonight!
-Finished a book.
-Did our taxes.
-Taking a Pilates class this afternoon w/a friend.

Happy Sunday!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Not on Facebook much anymore

I got an email from a friend yesterday, checking on me b/c I haven't been on Facebook in days.
Reason being - our management at work has strongly encouraged us not to use FB during work hours. Apparently, large companies and major corporations are taking a hard look at FB usage during the workday, and are seeing employees posting during those hours. Our management offered to designate a computer for us to use FB on, but until then.... (And, I rarely even turn on the computer at home, due to being in front of one all day long...)

I'll try to be a bit better about updating my blog, as a means of communication.
Feel free to email me at, and fwd my email to anyone who's a friend, but not a blog follower.