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!