Tonight I am babysitting. Or should I say "small child" sitting. Or infact probably not even sitting at all. I am hanging out with my bosses daughter this evening while him and his wife go into the big city to see a play that my coworker and I got him tickets for christmas. They are going out to dinner as well, so my duties begin at 4:30pm.
Did I mention that she is 7 years old going on 16.....So full of energy and probably has just about one of anything and everything that you could imagine at that age.

I haven't watched kids in about 7 years. I don't have kids of my own, and spend my evenings interacting with my husband and 4 legged kids. I don't know what to do with a 7 year old.

I am nervous. I don't want to break the rules and be the cool babysitter, because this is my bosses kid. My employment is important to me. But if I am not cool, then she is going to tell her parents that I suck.

You can't win sometimes. So please wish me luck. I will be hanging out with a 7 year old. Hopefully we both survive, don't burn the house down and I still have a job tomorrow.

I do know a few things that are no no's....No tattoo's, piercing, cussing, and I probably shouldn't break out a bottle of wine and get drunk while hanging out.
Would it be weird if I fell asleep on the couch after she went to bed, and I just spent the night there. Waking up in my bosses house might make work on a Thursday morning a little awkward :)



So I signed up for Swagbucks. Why? I have no idea...But since I have been purchasing so many damn Kindle books over the past few weeks I figured, shoot. If I can get free points to redeem at Amazon.com to buy some books. Then this could be good.
So feel free to use the little gidigit or gadgit or whatever its called on my sidebar.

I am feeling like crawling back from the hole I have been hiding in sometime soon, and have some posts brewing. Since my husband tells me that I do stupid funny stuff in ambian hazes in the evening and then yell "I'm going to blog about this in the morning, you just watch".........

Watch out-Blogger on Ambien coming to a blog near you.


Can I Hibernate?

I remember learning in school that bears hibernate during the Winter....

I think that a bear has the right idea. This weather is just not my thing. And on top of that I feel like shit. I just want to crawl into bed and sleep until Springtime.

Maybe Spring will bring a pain free day, warmer weather, no snow to shovel. You get the idea.

So I might be hibernating from this blog for a while. I just feel like it. Or better yet. I don't feel like doing anything!


When I get myself a boyfriend

Today I have decided that I need a boyfriend.......

I love Dru, don't get me wrong. But I last saw him at 5:50am this morning when I had to pee and he was getting ready to leave the house for the day. He had to work and is then hanging out with a friend this evening.

Which leaves me with a problem, a problem that getting a boyfriend could solve.

No I'm not in need of sex or anything like that you sick perverts.

I need to go do things today and I can't get out of the garage. My driveway is covered in snow and I am quite frankly to damn lazy to put on my snow gear and shovel the whole thing. It would take probably over an hour since I can't get the snow blower back up the steep driveway once I get it down. So shoveling is the option that I have.

I don't want to shovel. This storm was brutal. Did you hear the roof at the metrodome caved in? See people, BRUTAL.

Maybe that means I can find myself a rich boyfriend who plays for the Vikings, since they are not playing today or probably even tomorrow. Dru might be okay with my boyfriend being a professional football player? Don't you think?

I love you honey, but if you get home this evening and are reading this and I am not here in the warmth of our home it means 1 of 2 things.

1. I got myself a sexy hott boyfriend who plays professional football to be my slave and I have gone shopping.

2. I decided I couldn't get a boyfriend since I haven't "dated" since I was 15 years old (yes this is YOUR fault) and I walked to Target and am now a frozen ice statue somewhere along the highway. Please come find me.


Snowed In?

I have been awake for about an hour this morning.......

This is not such bad news if it wasn't a Saturday at 7:45am and I have NO where to go.

It isn't even that I have no where to go, it is that even if I did, I couldn't get there. We are currently experiencing one of the worst storms that Minnesota has seen in "a while". Yes this technical term came from the news casters. Don't know where they got it from, but I am pretty sure that we are in for a pretty bad one-as I have only lived here for one winter and I can recall a pretty bad snowstorm on Christmas Eve last year?

The wind is blowing, the snow is falling and isn't going to stop until this evening when we have over 1ft of snow.

Tomorrow is going to struggle to reach anything above 0.......Yes ZERO.

Want to know what I am most worried about? Spending the whole day with Dru, locked up in this house with no where to go and no movies to watch. He snored ALL night and I am already ready to kill him and he isn't even awake yet.

I am such a nice wife :)

Merry December 11, 2010.......This makes me miss CA even more than ever.


My biggest fear came true

Remember this post on Sunday? http://erinanddru.blogspot.com/2010/12/scared-of-waking-up.html

My fear of waking up?

I left my house for 20mins today on my lunch break to get a tan on this white ass of mine. I live in Minnesota so please don't judge my tanning bed habits.

But that's not the point. The point is that the kitties won the battle.

The tree lasted 2 days. Not even 2 whole days I must add. And now looks like this!

There are broken things everywhere and Christmas tree parts scattered about. The star was in the middle of the living room.

And what did Dru ask when I called him to tell him the news "They didn't break the TV did they".......MEN.

Sadness and the bodily harm of my kitties is what my mind is thinking at this point in time. I rescued the presents and am now working from the living room watching the kitties and keeping them away from the tree for the rest of the day.


Family Traditions

Does your family have traditions when it comes to this holiday season we all call Christmas?

Tree decorating is one that comes to mind. We got our tree yesterday and I was excited to put the lights upon the tree and start putting shiny things that I have acquired over the years to adorn our beautiful tree.

Going through my ornaments that my mom sent to me last year made me slightly sentimental. There was the one that was made for me on my first Christmas by my great grandma. This one brought me to tears. She was such a sweet lady and I cherish everything that I have from her. My stocking that is hanging in our house was also made by "greatma" as we called her. I miss her a lot and wish that I would have got to known her when I was a little bit older. But it was still nice to know my great grandma when I was a young girl.

I started thinking about traditions and what Dru and I will establish for our kids. I can't imagine Christmas without kids in the future. Little kids and toys would complete this little family that we have. Stan and Molly are Christmas kitties and I love my fur balls-but part of me wishes that we had a real live baby with us this Christmas.

I am not much of a baker but I think that I might start baking Christmas cookies to give away to friends. Friends love treats (my husband does as well). I have turned a leaf and am trying to look forward to this season. To be happy and rejoice. I love our little house all decorated. It makes me happy to wake up in the morning and see the snow on the ground and the christmas cheer in our house. Sipping on my morning coffee while cuddling with my kitties is the perfect way to start the day.

Merry Christmas Everyone. If you are far away from family these holidays-do what we do here at our house. Make it your own and rejoice for the love that you have spilling out of your small family. There are families across the nation that love us and we are forever grateful, but we will be spending our second married Christmas here in Minnesota and I can almost say with 100% certainty that it will be a white Christmas.


Scared of Waking Up?

I am very very scared to wake up in the morning?

Why do you ask?

This beautiful tree has now graced our living room..........

Notice kitty tail-and ornament to the bottom of the picture?

And the kitties are currently trying to take her (yes my tree is a woman, I just decided this) DOWN!

Day one of Kitties vs. Christmas Tree=So far the tree is still standing (it has only been up for 3 hours)


When you can't mow the lawn?

What is almost better than mowing the lawn?

Remember my obsession with mowing the lawn during the summer months? It makes me feel accomplished, I love the cleanness of cutting the grass.

These months-the lawn is not mowable to say the least. It is now covered in many many inches of snow. Probably even feet after last night.

And my husband let me use the snow blower!!!! So much fun!

I am really not that "fluffy" in real life. Snowblowing requires a certain amount of clothing and layers. And my really old jacket because I didn't want to sweat in my new pretty one :) Its a workout to remove snow....and the best part? You couldn't even tell that we cleared both the driveway and back patio about 3 hours after this photo was taken. Lots and lots of snow fell here last night.

Think that I can figure out how to turn that contraption on by myself? You better bet that I am going to try!


New Kitchen!

I am super excited about our kitchen remodel that happened this weekend. We painted behind the cabinets a really petty (in my opinion) green color and refreshed the paint on the cabinets. Then we added new knobs to all the doors and drawers. I LOVE IT. 

 Ignore the REALLY ugly floors-they are really dirty too. Next on my list is new floors and a new camera.

Happy Monday Everyone


Weekend Projects

Do you take on BIG projects when you have the weekend to do things? Here at our house we are crazy-and are now repainting the whole kitchen and cabinets and walls behind them.......

I'll post pictures tomorrow, but I better get back to helping as I hear my husband taping things-and I am pretty sure that ALL areas were properly taped when I left the kitchen area?


Today is a better day

I awoke at 645 ready for the day. Refreshed and slept well.

Things are better from my downer of a post yesterday. I am over it.

I went to therapy last night and talked things out. I have a new blackberry (no more stupid purple one) Trader Joes was a success, my wine rack is stocked, tomorrow is a holiday that lasts until Sunday night......

But-it is going to be a brutal day out there today. And I still need to get some things for my pumpkin pie baking that I am going to be doing. I need to leave the house and go to the store. Something that will need to happen before it starts to sleet and freeze rain and snow. Because I won't be leaving the house again until the bad weather is gone or someone else is driving :)

Happy Wednesday everyone!



Most people are doing posts about what they are Thankful for today because Thanksgiving is coming up....But I'm just not in the mood. And there are a lot of things that I just can't stand right now and need to get off my chest. So sorry if you came here for some sort of happy go lucky shit.....

Things that I am UnThankful For-Or Things that are driving me F'n Nuts

1. The weather. Seriously -2 degree windchill? Not cool, especially knowing that I have at least 3 or 4 more months dealing with this shit.

2. See rant #1 and couple that with my husband being a lazy asshat and walking past the FULL and stinking trashcans on his way out the door-and Today is Tuesday....What does that mean? Trashday? Yup!

3. Stinky kitties and point #2 that my husband sucks and didn't take out the trash which means he didn't clean the kitty litter either....

4. Edited to protect myself-Even though this is MY blog-I should probably be careful about what I say as it is public.

5. My husband ordering an expensive phone with all the bells and whistles that he probably can't afford and most definitely does not need. Does he need internet or email service with his phone? Nope. But he goes ahead and buys a phone with it and will pay for the service. While me-wifey with a job that relies on me responding to emails has a stupid purple blackberry (did I mention that purple is my LEAST favorite color) that decides to do the white screen of death a few times a day...

6. Stupid doctors who think that my back pain is probably not related to my endo-even though it goes away when my endo pain goes away. But think that antibiotics will "cure" me. Seriously? I have been in pain for almost a year with a month in between where I didn't feel like shit. So antibiotics are the cure? Glad your a fucking genius and get paid for this shit.

7. Driving tonight in the cold and ice to go to an appt that is an hour away. And now the hubby probably isn't going with me because he walked in the door 20mins ago "sick" from work. And then bitches that the bed is not made because I am washing the sheets???

8. Did I mention that #7s appt is therapy? Your probably thinking THANK GOD this woman needs therapy. Maybe I should just print out this list and take it to my appt?

9. There are a few more things that I can bitch about but as I hit publish I will most likely want to take back everything that I wrote-and I know that hubby is sitting on his ass upstairs and will read this soon and blah blah blah......Erin over and out! Its 1pm and I have to get back to work


Why oh Why do I do this to myself?

I have mentioned before on this blog that I have a wax pot.

The wax pot is great and comes in really handy and saves me money a lot of the time. I can wax my own eyebrows, armpits (seriously don't knock it until you have tried it, seriously AMAZING) and whatever else I want to wax.

Today I decided to wax an area that SHOULD NOT be waxed at home. Lets just say that there are licensed people who tear hot wax off of peoples who ha's for a reason. These people are skilled.

I am NOT one of those skilled professionals. I am just a girl with a wax pot.

Now I am a girl in pain, with wax in places that it shouldn't be that I can't get off because it hurts. I am a stupid, stupid girl that has to figure out a plan of easily removing wax that doesn't involve more pain.

I am in a sticky situation. And now searching the internet for a fix. Somethings just shouldn't be photographed or googable.

If you have any advise or have been in this situation before-I would love suggestions. Because as I said before on my "Brett Favre" post. Googling is just not my friend sometimes :)


5QFriday-It has been a while.

Happy Friday everyone!!! I am SO ready for it to be the weekend you have NO idea. This week has been a crazy whirlwind of busy. We bought a new truck, I had coworkers in town, work meetings most of the week, a hot dish to make for an event, lips chapped so bad they are almost as big as Angelina's (don't know how this applies to busy but I wanted to share)......

But I need to blog today. I need to feel normal right now-so what is a better way to celebrate a Friday than participating in Mama M's Five Question Friday????

Here is goes.

1. What Christmas song do you loathe?
Anything sung by Alvin and the Chipmunks. Seriously why are chipmunks even singing? And is it singing or squealing? 

2. Do you and your significant other cuddle at night or sleep on opposite sides of the bed?
OPPOSITE sides for SURE! Even with a pillow in between us usually. Yes, I am weird! I don't like to cuddle or to be touched while sleeping. Nor do I like my legs to touch so I wear sleeping pants (which we have discussed here before). 

3. Have you ever had surgery?
A big unfortunate YES! 3 this year. Not my idea of a great 24th year. 

4. When do you typically have your holiday shopping done?
Whenever the boxes arrive on my doorstep. I am an online shopper. We don't really do much holiday shopping anyways. 

5. If money were not an issue (and you HAD to pick something), what would your ultimate luxury item be?
Does instant curing chap stick count? Because right now that is what I would say. My lips are on fire, and painful and chapped. And I bet if I paid a TON of money and walked into a salon someone could probably fix them....right?


My office is a crime scene

Do you sometimes multitask while working?

If you work from home sometimes that multitasking includes painting your finger/toe nails. I'm not going to lie, I have done this. While reading documents online or listening on a conference call I have once or twice attempted to beautify myself.

There is nothing wrong with this type of multitasking if you ask me. Hey, if you can achieve beautiful toenails and get work done-more power to you!

Well that is what leads to the crime scene that happened today. I cleaned my office and desk last week. Picked things up, Windex applied to my glass top desk. Arranged my nail polish on the desk...you know the normal things people do when cleaning.

Molly has become more and more of her old kitty self. Which means that she visits me quite often during the day. Requires petting. Sometimes types random msn messenger conversations to my boss with the message of 999999gsdhgiosghsts nothing out of the ordinary.

Normally I just throw her off the desk or my lap if she is annoying me and interfering with my work. I usually have to throw her more than once before she gets the idea that she is not wanted. Especially if I am enjoying a snack while I work.

Today something bad happened.

Molly was being really annoying and I really needed to get work done. I have work meetings the rest of this week and will be out of the office. Working was necessary to my day. Cuddling would have to wait for little miss Molly.

Well Molly sent me a very clear very pink idea of what she really thought of me not paying attention. She threw the bottle of very pink nail polish to the floor. It promptly splattered ALL OVER the floor. Pink nail polish EVERYWHERE.

And for those of you who's significant others hate the smell of nail polish or nail polish remover. Believe me when I tell you that my whole house smells of nail polish and remover. A pungent odor that will not go away now is wafting all the way upstairs.

My office floor looks like I killed someone and am trying to cover up the evidence so thankfully the smell is reminding that it was not a crime scene. I will no longer be keeping nail polish next to my desk.

And Molly and I are not on speaking terms at this moment.


Pandora is BACK

When I work I like to have some sort of noise in the background. The creepy silence of our basement scares the crap out of me, and other than the occasional running and jumping of kitties upstairs, my house is quiet during the day.

Someone could be up there lurking around and I wouldn't even know it. Good thing Dru locks the doors when we are home or not home. Right? Sorry that was me being sarcastic of my overly paranoid husband.

I am pretty sure that if someone broke in and I walked upstairs to see what they were up to-they would run away screaming. I am wearing my sleeping pants, an old long sleeved shirt, and my hair is a mess. Haven't even brushed my teeth yet today. I am SEXY.....

But that's not the point. The point is that I had forgotten about Pandora for almost a year. How does one just forgot about something that they use everyday? I have no clue!

But its back. Pandora and I are once again friends. And my work day is now filled with music-soon to be holiday music :) And I am a happy girl


Classy Girls?

In college I was in a sorority. It was the best time of my life and I met life long friends throughout my four years and learned important lessons.

One thing that we always used to say about ourselves is that we were "Classy"

This was our go to phrase. We prided ourselves on being classy-yet still having an amazing good time. Shoot I even wore pearls ALL THE TIME....

Well I am sorry to inform all my sorority sisters the new phrase that I heard on "Rules of Engagement" last night.

And I quote Russell Dunbar

"Classy girls are like Turtles, rarely on their backs but when they are they stay there for a long time"


Alpha Love :)

Fun and Sun

In case you missed that it is now November in the Midwest and currently 38 degrees, I thought that I would share this little piece of information with you.

I also am the whitest that I have EVER been in my 24 years of existence on this earth. My body did not get its tan on this summer at all and therefore I am white. Really white.

I will be going somewhere warm this weekend. Somewhere where the temp is going to be in the 80's. I might even wear a bathing suit and get a tan?

I could not be more excited about our upcoming vacation. To celebrate my Mom's birthday in Vegas with the Family. I have planned a shopping trip to the Mall of America this evening to get some new cute Vegas appropriate clothing for the weekend, and I also need a pedicure and probably should start some laundry and make sure that Dru has clean clothes............Did I mention that I should probably be working instead of blogging?

Happy Almost birthday Mom and Reem and Stan too....Yes I am weird and decided that Stan should share his birthday with two of my favorite people in the world! Love you!


A Poopy Situation

I have something to share with you and I am not proud to do so or looking for sympathy but seriously something happened today that is just not right.

This story actually begins yesterday.

I was going about my normal Saturday activities cleaning the house picking up things and so on and so forth.

Then I discovered that the kitties "poop house" was slightly stinky. It needed to be cleaned out. Not a big deal, I clean the kittys poop house a few times a week. Not something that I can't handle.

I disposed of dirty poop house contents took out the trash and then went to replace the litter with new clean and fresh stuff for my princess kitties.

We were out of the regular litter! And I didn't feel like going to the store. But I couldn't just not refill the poop house because then where would they go potty?

So I used the litter that we had. The stuff that was remaining in the bag from when they had their claws removed. Some natural pellet looking stuff that smells like trees. Not a big deal. They should be fine and I can handle the tree smell for a little while until I go to Target and get more litter.

Well last night I noticed both kitties "inspect" their poop house and make a dirty face and decide that they didn't need to do their business at that point in time. I didn't really think much of it but I didn't think that they would hold out forever. Or maybe they would just learn to use the people potty?

Boy was I wrong!

Today I was continuing my cleaning spree. Thinking that I was going to clean my office a little bit and maybe move the stool from the kitchen table back upstairs that Dru had put in his bar a month ago.

Something didn't smell so great downstairs. A shitty smell. Something stunk and I had a BAD feeling. The kitties had pooped downstairs before-once in the downstairs shower and I figured it was because they might have gotten shut in downstairs.

I checked the shower and my office. NO poop! Thank god...maybe I was imagining the smell?

Wrong again!

I decided to look behind the bar-and OMIGOD poop central. The damn cats had been pooping behind the bar in two different corners (they don't share well?) for probably a day or so. Seriously I wanted to vomit. Or kill kitties. I couldn't decide which.

I cleaned up the poopy situation that I was faced with reluctantly and the sanitized and scrubbed and febreezed and repeated the protocol to rid the basement of poop.

Then I replaced the poop house with litter that was up to par for my princess kitties.

Surprise Surprise-there was NO poop in the tree smelling pellets. Just pee. Hmmmmmmmm...I wonder why?


I'm Not Ready!

Want to know what does not work out well when working from home?

Power Outages!!

We were without power for about 15 hours Tuesday night into yesterday afternoon. It went out when we went to bed on Tuesday and was not back on when it was time to get up for work Wednesday morning.

Working from home means that you rely on a few things and one of them is power. The other being internet/phone.

Internet and phone decided to go out Tuesday night for a few hours when I was supposed to be on a conference call and needed to send some important emails. This is no bueno in my book. But I rolled with it and was done working for the night since I could no longer do what I needed to do.

But power outages make other things not so fun! Like realizing that I could not have my morning coffee Wednesday morning. Or the fact that there were snowflakes falling outside and my heat didn't work due to having no power.

This girl is not equipped for no heat + snow flakes. Not at all!!

So lets hope that the power does not decide to leave this Midwest home ever again, especially during what is going to be a cold winter. Because do we have anything other than a cold winter up here in MN? I think not!


What is that Smell?

I pride myself in taking hygiene seriously.

Most of the time I will shower when leaving the house (unless I am just riding along in the car and not getting out or something...then I am off the hook)...

I am not a stinky person, or at least I don't think that I am (if you know something I don't please let me know).

I am sitting here right now wanting to vomit at how I smell.

Today's smell is not for a lack of showering-I showered with soap and everything this morning. Took time to do my hair and put make-up on and lotion up my skin because winter is coming.

Did you notice the last sentence? "Lotion up my skin" is where I went wrong this morning.

Thank You Blackberry for taking shitty photos.....
Do you own this lotion? I hope not-or if you do then don't lather up your newly clean body from head to toe.

You might find yourself needing another shower.

And you know what, it is Sunday. And I am just not in the mood to take another shower. So I will smell myself all day long and Dru will get to smell me when he gets home in a few hours.

I have a feeling he won't want to snuggle tonight. What do you think?


My head is going to explode

Every single time I get on an airplane I get sick. Sitting in an airtight place with WAY too many people and their germs and my body just can't handle it.

I could never be a school teacher!

But I am sick. Probably dying (I might be over dramatic) but most definitely not feeling well at all. And the best part about this?

Working from home means that I am still working while using the mute button A LOT when I am coughing so hard that I might throw up.

Good Times. Good Times.

Now back to my theraflu hot tea to get me through the work day. The weekend could not come soon enough.

Has anyone rented any good movies lately? I already know what my weekend will look like-movies, theraflu, sleep and rest.

And you know what. I am okay with that. As long as I feel better for Vegas in a few weeks.


In a Food Rut

I am currently preparing Halloween themed Kraft Mac and Cheese for Breakfast.

Yes the kind that comes in a box that has a "cheese" pouch featuring mega orange cheese powder. For Breakfast!!!

What is wrong with me? Why do I even own this item-let alone think that I might want it for breakfast. We don't have kids in the house so I don't even get to use that excuse.

Whatever, I am not afraid to admit that I might be in a food rut-and with the temp at 41 degrees currently-my heater running and me wearing comfortable sweats I think that I deserve mac and cheese for breakfast.

I traveled for the past 5 days-a lazy day of not showering or doing my hair and eating bad is in my future. And I am not afraid to admit it.

What do you eat that you don't admit to the world?

PS. I am probably going to add a Smart Dog to my Mac and Cheese for a little protein. How many of you want to gag now?


Regretting my Choice of Shoes

This weekend was about walking. Walking and walking and walking. Miles upon miles it felt like around the convention floor. Now this was not a horrible thing except for the fact that my feet feel like they are 95 years old. I need a pedicure and STAT. That might be my afternoon activity once I get home since I am working on the plane right now.

I love this internet in the air! Except for that my boss is probably trying to log in since his flight left after mine and I am using his internet password :) Ooppsss Maybe I should be a good employee and log off and read a trashy magazine instead.

Anyways-I hope that you all had a great weekend. Mine was pretty good. But I must say that I am ready to be back home with my family. Dru, Stan and Molly probably miss me A LOT. And just don't know what to do since I have been gone.

I sure hope that Dru washed the sheets (hint hint honey-before you leave to pick me up you better have this done).....

But do you want to know the most disappointing thing about returning to MN. I just checked the weather. And there is no more 80 degree days in my future. This might have been the last I see of fun in the sun until next summer. I will need to pack up my shorts and tanks and get out my winter clothes.

Good thing I ate and ate and ate this weekend and added some lbs to this body of mine for insulation. Because the lows are creeping into "snow" temps later this week.

Enough rambling from me. Happy Monday


Greetings From Orlando

Happy Friday!
I am currently working from Orlando this weekend-and by working I mean trying to get my damn internet to work in this stupid hotel. Getting mad about what to wear because I hate to iron and my skirt is WAY too big and falling off because I didn't bring a belt, but I am still wearing it anyway. Getting ready to walk miles and miles tomorrow and Sunday on the show floor. All while meeting new people who's names I probably won't remember.

But the upside is that that the weather is beautiful-I had a great dinner last night and I actually feel pretty good this weekend. I am not dying in pain like I have been for a while. I am in good spirits and I am determined to enjoy myself at this work conference.

So I hope that everyone has a fantastic weekend. If by chance you are in Orlando-stop by and say hello :)


I've Joined the Mile High Club

Okay Honey Calm Down (this is directed at Dru, since I know that you are probably reading this and you just got done from work).....

The mile high club of having Internet in the air.....I mean! Not the "other" mile high club.

I am currently over some state on my way to FL all weekend. And I am using the bosses Internet password. Pretty cool to have Internet on the plane if you ask me. I can get all kinds of things done up here...

For example-I have facebooked, checked blogs, checked email.......................But I really should be working.

So hello from the NEW mile high club. This girls gotta get back to work now.

Dru I miss you, and Molly and Stan! Be good while I am gone.


I need a Roommate

This is a plea for help! 

I need a roommate stat. Like preferably one that can move in tonight-and please bring all their work professional clothing. As a matter of fact-your stuff can move in and you can move in later if you would like. 

Now don't get me wrong. I love my current roommate. Dru is a great guy. He has a lot to offer this house and situation. I love him a lot. But I need a woman in my life. 

Size 6 or 8 pants. Size 8 shoes please. Probably around 5 7 or 5 6 would work great. Fairly chesty as well is preferred (I am not going to put my bust size out there to the internet because that would just be weird)

I would put this on craigslist. But then people might just think that we are swingers. And that is not the type of roommate that I am looking for. 

I need clothes for this little trip of mine. And I miss the days of living with lots of girls. Girls who had much better closets than I did. Ones that had great work appropriate wardrobes. 

So if you are looking to move to the Midwest. Just know that this woman needs another woman in her life. 

A few rules: I won't share my husband with you. I am not so great at sharing a bathroom either. Household chores are a must. Preferably someone that likes to mop and load and unload the dishwasher. Dusting is also a nice added bonus. No cattiness or fighting. Must love cats, hate the show "the office"...and watch sports when I feel like it. Red wine drinker preferred, but you must be willing to contribute to the wine rack. 

After typing this out-maybe I just need a personal shopper? 



For some reason I feel that I should preface this post by saying that I may or may not googled Brett Farves nether regions?.....Anyways. What this really is a a ploy for help. Help! We are going to Vegas next month and need fun things do to. Me, Dru, Mom, Dad, Erik and Kyla-all in the big city for the night/weekend. Fun must be had.

That's about I am can put together right now-beer has been flowing-painting has been done by yours truly. Time for bed.

Suggestions are WELCOME! Come on blog friends. help a girl out.

I think I have a problem

Spare Bedroom

Do you see the kitty in the picture? Imagine how much help they were when actually painting :)

The color on the tree outside my house is strangely similar to the color on the wall inside the house. Don't cha think? 

Ps. Mom I am sorry I said that you had a "butt" yesterday. The amount of Homemade Mac and Cheese that I ate last night probably added about 3 lbs to my ass :) If that makes you feel any better!


Heat Wave

Here in the "Frozen Tundra" it has been in the mid 80's....It is October? Right?

Last year at this time there was snow on the ground.

Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, I would do anything for flip flop weather year round. But this unseasonable weather has got me thinking.

I hope this does not mean that we are in for a horrible winter. I am slightly apprehensive about Gods plan for weather this year-and the many many storms this summer and the unbearable heat and humidity has got me thinking that Winter is not going to be a mild one.

Good thing I stocked up on snow gear last year. Those extra large snow pants that I bought in February when I was "heavier" will allow for many many layers to be put under them.

Speaking of when I was heavier-Now I have a problem.

I went out and bought some nice pants, work suitable pants, back in May. And I had a favorite pair that I found at GAP....so I bought a few pairs in my size.

My size now is less than it was then-by quite a bit. My ass disappeared back to its non existent state that it was at for 23 years (ever so kindly gifted by my fathers genes, because well.....Mom has a butt, dad and I, not so much. At least I am not sporting the ever so sexy suspenders that he wears. But I might have to invest in a pair sometime soon if this continues)

I have a work conference next weekend. And NOTHING to wear. I would gladly gain all that weight back for just this weekend so I didn't have to go shopping. And then lose it all back, please and thank you.

Possible? Probably not-so I will be last minute shopping this week. Since I decided to continue my "Fall Cleaning" today-by painting our spare bedroom.

Next-Painting our bedroom....


Yesterday was AMAZING! I can't even get over how excited I am that I deep cleaned the house.

The tub is sparkly white

The dishwasher looks brand new-yeah who knew that you could "clean" a dishwasher

The oven is a whole new place

The leaves disappeared for about 10 mins-and you can't even really tell I mowed them (but there are less)

My office has a brand new coat of paint and now has "attitude"

Laundry was washed

Today=Shopping and a pedicure :)

Have a great Sunday.


Fall Cleaning

"Spring Cleaning" is a term that a lot of people know....but what about "Fall Cleaning"?

Since I wasn't feeling so great in the Spring, and was not super motivated. I must admit that I neglected Spring cleaning in this house. I didn't clean out-thrown away. Purge items that we didn't need, deep clean, paint or decorate.

So today it begins! Fall cleaning is in full swing here in our house. This morning I have already deeply scrubbed the bathroom-we have really hard water and it is not so great for our tub. But lime cleaner and I have become best friends and I scrubbed and scrubbed and am finally happy with the results. I might even put my large body in our small tub tonight for a soak :)

Did you know that leaves fall constantly in the fall? Well if you are a California girl like myself you have probably never had an abundance of leaves to rake or clear off your back patio. But here in the Midwest-Leaves and leaves and more leaves. So I decided to take action. Last year we were left with TONS and TONS of leaves and didn't really know what to do with them. We neglected them until there were too many. And then they ended up in my garden and we had to till them up before planting this year. NOT FUN!!!!

So my new goal is to mow the leaves at least twice a week. Mulching is a much better idea to me than raking and we all know how much I love to mow the lawn. So its a win win situation!! Until I make Dru mow as well-and he is not so much in love with it as I am :)

This mornings activities have left me feeling more productive than ever-and now I am going to paint my office!!

Happy Fall Cleaning everyone!


8 Questions

I have been tagged by Sonja from "The Mud and Lotus" to answer 8 questions. Sonja is a fellow Minnesotan Blogger, and has a furbabie (hi Alex) like Dru and I do, and well I just really like her-so check her out :)

So here it goes, my attempt at answering her 8.

1.  Who will win the World Series:  Reds, Phillies, Braves, Giants, Twins, Yankees, Rangers, or Rays?
Twins of Course-Since I am a Minnesotan I must say that :) Second choice is the Giants.....

2.  What happens when we die?
We all go to the happiest place that we can imagine and we live a new life worry free and reconnect with everyone that we love. 

3.  What's your favorite kind of pie?
Cheesecake-wait, does that count? Probably not but I don't really like Pie so I choose cheesecake since it is a cross between pie, cake and whatever else you want it to be. 

4.  What is your favorite album?
I don't really have a favorite-I listen to the radio or pandora and just skip songs that I don't like. 

5.  Does Nessie the Loch Ness Monster exist?

6.  With Cheetos:  Crunchy or Poofy?
Poofy for sure-unless they are spicy hot and then crunchy. 

7.  Where do missing socks from the dryer go?
Somewhere where Molly or Stan take things when they steal them. I am guessing under the couch or to the place where Molly hid her collar and I have NO clue where that is so "the kitties hiding place" is my answer. 

8.  If your nails are painted, what color?
I don't paint my nails because I bite them and they are nasty. But my toes are usually always painted and I choose a pretty pink or a dark burgundy depending on how tan I am. 

I don't have time right now to think of 8 questions or pick 8 people but I will do it tonight or tomorrow. Promise!


This is the life

I am extremely jealous of Stan on many instances. But who can resist snapping a photo of this adorable little guy just living the life of luxury. Yes that is the remote, as well as a heating pad on the chair with him. 


Women's Retreat

This weekend I went on a "girls weekend" or women's retreat. And it was most definitely needed after the day that I had on Friday. I am not going to go into details of Friday because I don't know if I am ready to put that out to the world. But lets just say that it was a pretty shitty day.

But back to this weekend. So much fun. I left after work on Friday and got done to Tyler, MN around 8pm. Ready for our weekend retreat. We stayed at an old Danish folk school and it was so much fun and perfect for the weekend that was ahead. We had a huge kitchen to use for the weekend and we had our own rooms.

Now weekends with "girls' or women are usually not without the fun pranks, lots of laughing and some wine. And this was not a disappointing weekend in any of those areas. The pranks were harmless yet fun, laughter was never lacking and wine and food was never ending.

It was exactly what I needed. And I am hoping that I can start this work week tomorrow with a positive attitude and ready to get things done. But tonight-I will be watching my shows and relaxing.

I hope that everyone else had a great weekend too-and "what happens in Tyler stays in Tyler" at least I hope so, because I might have a "flashing" problem........


Athlete to Housewife Transition

Back in the days of high school I used to be an athlete. Seriously I did basketball, track, soccer, and I even once was a cheerleader. I wasn't really the "cheerleader" type so that didn't work out so well. But I pole vaulted and loved it, played soccer, made the JV basketball team as a freshman.....blah blah so you now get the point.

I was in shape. I could run, and jump and play because my body was young. I probably would not have even thought twice about running a 5k.

Now most of you are probably wondering what I am bitching about-I am only 24 and my body is not old. But here's the thing.

"I used to be an athlete-now I am just a housewife-who does not even cook"......

Yes that really came out of my mouth today. While talking to a client about an upcoming 5K race that we are both running at a convention in the middle of October.

Now before you judge-this transition didn't come easy to me. I would love to still be an athlete, or work out every day for that matter. I did some "sports" in college-If you call drunken kickball a sport (I may or may not have never been allowed to play again for "bad sportsmanship" but that is another story for another day). I also rode my bike a lot in college. Seriously I loved that bike of mine. Too bad she got stolen by a bum in DT SLO.

Now I am a housewife-seriously. I work from home and consider myself a housewife. I don't have kids to take care of but I do clean regularly. I don't cook too often-but when I do I most certainly wear a cute apron.

So how does one get to this point. A point in my life that I am not so super proud of. One that I am dreading running a 5K. A race that I have not trained for one bit. I have not worked out since July 19, 2010. The day before I got my appendix out.

So here I sit. On my ass, "working" or blogging but whatever. Dreading a race. One that I ran last year without training for and finished in pretty decent time. Last year when I was only a housewife for a month before the race. A race that I didn't have 3 surgeries in 6 months before. One that I am not so sure I will be able to complete this year.

I can't walk this thing, I have too much pride for that. So if you see a 24 year old "housewife" limping around a conference in Orlando in the middle of October-you better bet that is me and stop and say hi or offer a girl some ibuprofen.


Tea cures all???

So here I sit.

With what I think is my first cold of the season, and I am SO tired.

All I really want to do is take a nap. I am having a hard time thinking straight or getting things done because I get distracted by my aching body or my snuffly nose or my need for more liquids.

This sucks. I don't have time to be sick. I don't have time to deal with this. I have a retreat to go on this weekend, fun to be had. Work to get done.

So dearest cold that has taken over my body-PLEASE GO AWAY.

Please and Thank You?

Do you notice that you get sick when the seasons change? How do I avoid this, or better yet. What do I want for dinner?

See I told you I can't think straight.


Sunday Funday-without the booze?

Who am I?

I remember when Sundays would start with mimosa's or sparks and drinking ALL day and riding bicycles was required.

Homework was done after a much needed nap-and usually hungover on a Sunday evening from a great day of slip an Slides, too much beer, or hard booze and lemonade......

Well today I am making Minestrone soup-enough to feed an army I must add, watching football minus the beer (Dru isn't even home), and planning on cleaning the house, mowing the yard and making my bed. And probably cooking a delicious dinner or snack while watching football.

Seriously. Who am I?  And why are Sundays so not as fun in the real world????



When I was a little girl I used to embrace the scars that I had. They showed that I was fearless. They represented a fun time, or an adventure that I went on.

More and more I am bothered by my new scars. I look in the mirror when I get out of the shower and am automatically drawn to the one under my bellybutton from my appendectomy. Then the 3 on my lower abdomen bother me. A lot! These scars don't show fearlessness, they show fear. They are a constant reminder along with the everyday pain that I am a little broken.

Last night I was talking with a friend about everything that has happened. And she put it into perspective for me. And in a way that I was surprised yet slightly comforted.

What if all of the things that happened this year, happened when I was in college. Would I be in the same place that I am now? What would I have missed out on.

I honestly don't think that I would have been strong enough to deal with all of this a few years ago. I wasn't in the right place. I would have had to have missed out on events, friends and the time of my life. I probably would not have been able to do many of the things we did with a constant feeling of pain.

So for that I am grateful. There is a positive-that this happened now instead of then. I wish it never happened, but I don't get that option.


Discount for sexiness?

Something embarrassing happened to me today. And I am a little upset about how it all went down.

Dru followed up on his promise to get quotes for our house being re-roofed. And that involved a company coming to our house today at 11am to "take a look".

He even reminded me this morning before he left for work that the guy would be here at 11am. I didn't put it on my calendar. I just thought that I would remember.

Well I forgot.

A doorbell at our front door prompted me to remember as I was on the phone with a client. And I immediately freaked out.

Now, I don't know what you all wear when you are at home working but I don't normally get all dressed up when I am going to see no one all day. When I am just hanging out in my office working away on my computer. A bra is not usually necessary. Small tiny tank tops are standard attire. Sweatpants or short shorts are also fine. Make-up is never used. Shit, sometimes I don't brush my teeth or hair until later in the day.

Well today I was in fine form. I took a shower last night and let my hair "air dry". I have curly hair when it is wet and it looked crazy this morning. I hadn't brushed my teeth let alone even looked in a mirror. I was not wearing a bra and I don't exactly have small breasts. A a tiny tank top was all that I was wearing on top.

I answered the door like this.

Sexy, right?

And our quote for the new project was still $7800.........................Don't I get a boobs hanging out, no makeup stay at home housewife discount?


Date Night Update-Lawn grooming

I am sad to say that we didn't have date night last night. Nor will it be happening tonight since Dru is at work until late.

But golfing did happen. He went and golfed by himself at 4pm yesterday and I continued to work until past 5.

The good news is that all of the chores that needed to get done were done, and I was a happy woman. If you have not learned this about me, or don't know it because you never lived with me. I am a little anal when it comes to mowing the lawn.

I hate it when the lawn needs to be mowed. Nothing looks better or smells better than a freshly mowed lawn. I am not against mowing the lawn myself, I actually mow quite a bit. But there is one small problem.

A boat lives on my back lawn. A boat that I have no way of moving myself with Dru is not home. And I mow the lawn when he is not home. Nothing is worse than a square of unmowed lawn when the rest is nicely groomed. I just can't leave a patch. So the whole lawn has to wait until Dru decides he can't handle my rants about the lawn and moves the boat.

Are you sensing my analness? Could you live with me? I bet not. But if you do, I will teach you to mow the lawn.

And I am seriously holding back the biggest urge to post the picture that I have of my dear friend Kristen mowing the Cuesta palace lawn in her bathing suit right now.........


Date Night

Dru and I have not been on a "date night" in a long time. So I was pretty surprised when he asked me if I wanted to go to the movies tonight for a date?

Of course! Sounds like a great idea. Too bad the two movies that I would even remotely want to see happen to fall into the genre of "romantic comedy"....Date night isn't going to happen tonight. Unless we decide on a different "date" activity.

Did I mention that we live in a pretty small town? There is only one restaurant that we usually eat at.

Update: as I am writing this-Golfing is mentioned as new date night idea....Also I need to be done at 4 for this date idea according to the husband. Can I work faster. (he thinks that I am "working" as I type this, even though I am on my lunch break.

Did I mention that I don't even like to golf. Nor do I know how to golf. And I sure as hell won't be allowed to drive the cart if I agree to this golfing idea. He's stubborn like that. I am silently disagreeing to the golfing idea as I type away and try to think of a new idea.

Couples waxing? Did I mention that Dru has been walking around in his underpants for the better part of the 2 hours that he has actually been awake. He got up at 10:30 and has been: "babysitting the kitties" (his words not mine, as I was unaware they needed a sitter), eating egg rolls in bed, and now laying on the ground with the kitties.

Did I mention that our lawn needs mowed? Our pantry needs cleaned out, our dishwasher does not work and there are dishes in the sink, his laundry is folded and ready to be put away in the spare bedroom.

Welcome to our life.


Scrambling around or a Breakfast meal?

I have been scrambling around the house to get things in order for a short business trip to Chicago tomorrow. Scrambling to get clothes that fit, and go together, yet are comfy and business enough to fit in. I can't wear sweats, a lot of my jeans are probably not considered "bus casual" since I am a little younger than a lot of the people at the conference. But I am going to make it work. Some cute sweaters and cute boots and pants and i'm ready to rock and roll.

Does not help that it is raining and I have to leave the house by 415ish to make my flight on time. I'm not so much a morning person, yet I don't want to wake the hubby up scrambling around in the morning before I leave because I forgot something in the bedroom. He gets cranky when I forget things in the room when he is sleeping. So everything is ready to go in the spare room.

I don't have things under control. There is a lot of work that needs to be done that won't get done over the next couple days because I am at a conference and can't get millions of things done at once. I'm not superwoman. Yet I wish that I was.

I am ready for the weekend that is coming. A much deserved weekend of being at home. Fixing things up for fall that has now arrived. Working at a festival that is in town for only one day and then doing not a whole lot on Sunday but getting things together and focusing on me.

I think that I like all the busy/crazyness, it lets me not focus on other things. But I am pretty cranky lately and snap at people for now reasons. Sorry if you have been on that end of the snappiness. I still love you.

Please love and Chi Town.


Today something weird happened and I don't know how I feel about it, or really how to process so I am just going to let it out.

Today I was asked if I "needed friends"...By someone who I met in the early summer and I really like (Laura-I am not sure if you read my blog, and please don't take offense, this is just how I get things off my chest)

Now I am not going to lie, but this hurt my feelings. I don't think that she meant it in a bad way. I think that she was actually kind of worried about me. I have not been feeling well at all lately. I don't hide it as good as I used to, and I look like shit. I have been losing weight not because I am working out, but because I am not really hungry. I am in constant pain, and sometimes I just lose it. I probably wear this pain on my sleeve and people can see it.

I admit that I am not as motivated to do things as I was before this disease took a hold of my life. It is hard to be all happy when you really just feel like shit. And are tired of feeling like shit.

I am also a little tired of people asking me if I have looked into "this...or that..." Now granted I know that they are trying to be helpful, but yes I am working with my Dr. for a solution, we do have a plan. But this plan also involves a lot of waiting. And while waiting-I am in pain. Simple as that. Or maybe not.

But asking me if I needed friends was a little off putting to me...It is hard for me to make plans when I don't know how I am going to feel that day. If I am going to be so wore out from working all day and not feel like getting off the couch. I wish that I had the energy to just let it go, and make an effort. But some days I just don't.

I would love to have more friends, who wouldn't? And after just moving here a year ago and working from home it is not as easy to meet people as I would like. And it is even harder when you have to put on a big front and not be all sad and my life sucks sob story when meeting new people. Because nothing is as off putting as someone with issues, am I right?

So that is my rant for the day. I am fine-I promise. Mom don't freak out. I am not depressed or anything, I am fine. I am working on a solution and have goals in mind. I just wish that Endo would have never happened to me or to anyone else for that matter. Because it just plain sucks.

I know that I can't make people understand, and most people don't. I am happy that most people don't understand, because the ones that do also deal with the horrible pain and side effects that endo has to offer. So please don't take this as a pity party. I just needed to get this off my chest.

And at that, I will leave you with some more pictures of my fabulous Anniversary weekend :)
Catching Fish-I'm sure of it...Or just an attempt to show off my behind?

This is my sexy husband, NOT catching fish like I did :)

Beautiful Lake


Best Weekend Ever!

We are back! Did you miss me? 

Hands down best weekend EVER. So relaxing and much needed time to reconnect. I have chosen a few photos to share with you my lovely blog readers. While I catch up on life.

Don't you just want to squeeze his HUGE cheeks?

Biggest Fish EVER-okay probably not but this sucker put up a fight. And it was COLD and I had not showered for a few days so ignore the sexy hair. 

No I was not drinking and driving, just posing for a photo. 

Have you ever had to tell a squirrel "NO"?!


Five Question Friday-Anniversary Edition

Since I was planning on doing an anniversary post today in celebration of our wedding anniversary that is Sunday, but could not not do Five Q. Friday It might be a little of both. Just a warning a head of time. 

1. Do you feel guilty spending money on yourself?
Really? Who else should I be spending my hard earned money on? I say it like that because we don't have kids or anything yet, so I am allowed to spend money on myself. As is any woman. I am also a firm believer that if you are not the one "making" the money then maybe you should think before you spend someone else's money on yourself. Just saying. 

2. How well do you know your neighbors?
Touchy subject round these parts :) Okay not really. BUT....We have neighbors on both sides. One side I don't think that I have said more than 2 words too. I never see them. They are friendly enough. They are never outside...blah blah. The other neighbors. We don't see as much of them as we used to, and I am okay with that. I will just leave it at that. 

3. What age are you looking forward to being?
I don't have a specific age that I think will be better than another. It is all relative to what is happening at that point in my life, and I want to enjoy them all. Except I don't think that I will love having grey hair and joints that don't work as well so "old" is not something that I am looking forward to!

4. Do you get excited when the mail comes? Why?
Heck Yes! Some would say that I am obsessive about the mail. I love getting the mail. It is the highlight of my day. My mail does not come until around 3pm each day and it is the most frustrating thing EVER. Seriously, I know that the mail is here at the post office at a very early hour. Probably even got here last night. So why do I have to be LAST on the mail route? And why does a man who cannot even walk that well, and might be pushing obese deliver my mail? Walking 8 miles a day would thin him down a bit don't you think?

5. What is your earliest childhood memory?
I have a bad memory, so nothing specific is coming to mind right now. But many of my childhood memories involve being outside with my family. We were an outside family, which I loved. In the summer time we would play in the garden at our house (I loved dirt, and catching frogs/toads), or go camping. I loved the outdoors and loved spending time with my family. I am happy I was not one of those kids that grew up playing video games indoors all the time. 

I am so excited to spend the weekend with just Dru. We will be "checking out" after I finish work today and relax all weekend at a friends lake cabin.

Anything is possible, but I do plan on catching some fish, catching some rays, and catching up with my husband. 

I'll let you decide what we are doing in this one :)

I don't think that he wanted a kiss from me. I bet that I had lipstick/gloss on :)


A year ago.......

One year ago I was in California, getting ready for the best day of my life. Preparing for the day I would become Dru's wife. The day that I had been waiting for. 

My dear husband was still in Minnesota, getting ready to fly to California. He overslept and almost missed his flight. I was awake at 3am in California, and thankfully called him to make sure he was on his way for the big day. 

These next few days are crazy busy with work, a different kind of work than last year. Finishing up client projects. Wrapping things up, preparing for the "busy" season in my work. Trade show season. Traveling. 

So I am going to share pictures. Pictures from our special day. 
Unavoidable mouth open face when applying makeup!
Early the morning of the wedding. Walking down the lane in our robes.....

Ready to get in the Limo to go to the wedding site.



Over the weekend I did not have access to the internet, my phone died and I was in the wilderness. And it felt so good. To forget, to be disconnected from everything.

It feels as if I am always connected to something. Working from home has left work at my fingertips any moment of the day. I can work whenever, but sometimes just need to shut down, turn off and disconnect.

A weekend at my friends cabin was exactly what I needed. It was perfect. I slept in the great outdoors, bundled up in my sleeping bag and sleeping pants, a sweatshirt and blanket. I didn't have Dru to keep me warm, and it was down right cold at night up north. The weather changed so dramatically in the past week and it felt nice to not be sweating all the time.

I read books, drank yummy drinks, cooked, ate, peed in the great outdoors at someone elses cabin (only to see that people were actually home when we left), caught fish, touched worms and minnows, sunned, chatted and disconnected from life.

Hoping that we will be able to disconnect together for our Anniversary on Sunday. One year of married bliss!


Holiday Five Q Friday

Friday has arrived and that means that it is time for Five Question Friday from Mama M. I am pretty excited about Friday being here and I am sure that you are too!

1. What do you do when you have time to yourself?
Time to myself usually means some sort of pampering-think pedicures, waxing, "keeping" up myself. I find that I have more and more time to myself these days now that my husband works nights. So I would prefer to not have as much "me" time and have more "us" time. I am sure that one day when I have kids these words will come back to haunt me and all I will want is time to myself. 

2. When you look out your kitchen window, what do you see?
A big backyard, with a boat. 2 squirrels and a bunny rabbit. 

3. Who/What would you want to be reincarnated as?
I think that it would be fun to be Ann Curry from the Today show. Yes, really random. But I love the Today show, and I think that I would love being a newscaster. A few years ago it would have been Katie from the Today show, but since she moved to CBS I don't see her anymore. I am not a huge CBS fan. 

4. What is your biggest pet peeve about other people's kids?
Am I allowed to answer this even if I don't have kids? I think so! I cannot stand when peoples kids are rude. When they don't say please/thank you. If I am giving them something as a gift, or just because. I deserve a thank you. Kids are just rude. 

5. Regular or Diet soda?
Diet soda.....Diet Coke to be exact. Why waste the calories on regular soda? I just don't understand how people can consume a whole meal worth of calories in a drink!

That about wraps up Five Question Friday. I hope that you have a great holiday weekend. I know that I will! Even though it does not look like I am going to get that end of summer tan that I was hoping for. It might be a sweatshirt and jeans weekend looking at the weather. But that is a good thing, less exposed skin for the bugs to bite me :)