Take me out to the Ballgame

The summer plans have started. And I am ready to live it up this summer.

Outdoor baseball is first and foremost on the list. Due to my kickass job and boss ; Dru and I and our friends Byrd and Lorayne will be enjoying one of summers' favorite pastimes at the Target Field in Minneapolis on June 27th watching the Twins play the Dodgers.

Take me out to the ballgame, buy me some beers, and more beers and maybe a hot dog....I don't know if ill ever go back.....Or something like that.

Games are the best way to spend a night outdoors with great friends in the City. I am more than excited to go to the game.

Game ON!


Where I Admit That I was Wrong

The weekends are all about catching up on life and trying to keep my house in order. Yesterday I was feeling productive after a lazy Saturday and decided to clean out the winter from my car. 
These 2 are Always Lazy!

Does your car get all "wintery"? You know, the dirt, salt and nastiness from it being too damn cold to care about how dirty your feet are when you get in the car. And too cold to throw trash away because your hands are full and you will do it next time you get out of the car? *can you tell I am a little neurotic about having a clean car? I don't know how I am ever going to survive having kids with grimy hands. I might have to get a mom mobile (Van) when we have kids and then never ever look into the back of my car if I can help it. 

So anyways, I decided to pull my car out of the garage to vacuum and clean it head to toe. This mission was accomplished without freezing my ass off even though I had on sweats and slippers, so spring IS on its way. 

Sidenote: my "Service Required" light had come on earlier in the week, and I ever so kindly reminded my husband that the oil needed to be changed. I even said it nicely...This point will be relevant for the rest of the saga. 

My car was clean and I was ready to pull her back into the garage while I went inside and got myself pretty for a trip to Target and a work delivery that I needed to make. 

"clickclickclick.............goes my car.....A horrible noise and all the lights are now lighting up on my dashboard. 

I immediately started to curse Dru. OF course my car ran out of f'n oil...HE BROKE IT...This was all Dru's fault, because he hadn't promptly taken my car to the oil service place on Monday when I said that the light had come on. Right?

I even took out the service book. Read through it and determined for myself that I was indeed out of oil. I opened the hood, checked the oil (I didn't do this right) and was even more mad. I called my daddy, because he was 2000 miles away and would be able to diagnose my car troubles over the phone? Right? I was completely logical with my thinking that Dru had broke my car. Even though he was at work and I was at home with the car. 

At least I know how to open the hood?

If you know me at all, you know that I am pretty self sufficient. I like to know how to do most things, and I pride myself on not being "girly"...I can do most things that men can do, and knowing that my car is out of oil is one thing that I should know how to do. Well it turns out I don't know EVERYTHING.

I called Dru at work and was a little bit bitchy. I informed him that I had places to go and that my car wouldn't start because it was out of oil. He told me to wait until he got home to deal with it...I was mad, but I went inside to watch a marathon of Teen Mom 2 on MTV...Complete waste of my afternoon I must say. 

Dru got home and I met him at the door with a determined look on my face. He asked for my keys and told me to start the car so he could hear the noise. I tried to start the car and got the same click....click....click.....

"Your Battery is DEAD" is what comes out of my adorable husband's mouth - I then looked down and saw that my lights were on and probably had been for a few days...My car is a 2007 and has automatic lights. I am an IDIOT and WRONG.....Insert tail between legs and walk away.


Sunday Getting to know YOU-Or Me?

Trying something new...I have been failing at keeping up on this blog lately. So I have decided to join in on MannLand5's (Keely) "Getting to know YOU" Sunday....

1. what inspires you?
People that do amazing things for others. I wish that I could just drop everything and be able to help others. 

2. what was the last thing you bought yourself?
I just purchased a new pair of running shoes from Amazon...When they arrive I will get back to my gym routine. My shoes SUCK and they are not comfortable at all. 

3. would you rather watch a movie in a theater or from the comfort of your own home?
I think that I am leaning towards the theater. I tend to fall asleep at home and never know what happens at the end of the movie. 

4. household chore you don't mind doing?
I enjoy running the vacuum. I like to see the floor clean after I go over it with the vacuum, until the kitties or the husband dirty it up again.

5. coffee or tea?
Both. I am drinking coffee right now but I try to drink tea throughout the day. 

6. what could you eat every day and not get sick of??
Probably a grilled cheese sand. There are so many different ways to make them and they are always yummy unless someone burns the bread, and then they are icky...

7. what's the last book you read?
I finished Jodi Picoult's newest book the week it came out. Lately I have been reading a book for a new book club that I joined. I have to finish it today!

8. do you think you look you "look" your age?
I think so. I did get i'd the other day when buying wine...But I am only 24 so that's okay. 


A vacation from my vacation

I have so much to say and no time to say it right now so I will leave you with some great photos from the past weekend and post later...

The good news is that my suitcase is home happy and safe in my living room. Delta tracked it down in Atlanta and delivered directly to my front door this afternoon. 

The view from my hotel room balcony. 

On Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom


A Rant

1. Delta lost my bag
2. I look like a bright red tomato
3. Sunday night at 1054pm means that the work week beings much too soon for my liking
4. Did I mention Delta lost my bag?
5. It is cold in Minnesota.
5. I don't have any wine in the house and it's Sunday-which means wine cannot be purchased at this point in time.
6. I have 2 number 5's and am too lazy to fix it.

Tomorrows pictures will tell the story a little better. This is all I can put in words because I am tired.



I am normally not the jealous type. I know that my husband loves me and would never ever do anything to betray me; like cheating....

It's not him that I worry about. 

Now that "the bearded one" is gone, Dru is back to his sexy self. Yes my husband is sexy, and I may not be the only one who thinks so.

Yesterday we went out and about to run some errands, and ended up at his place of employment. I am not going to say where he works, but there are a lot of employees at this place and you interact with people often.

Well as we were getting ready to leave the place there was this "girl"...Yes I am going to call her a girl even though we are probably now classified as women since we are over the age of 12. Not the point! She was pretty, blonde and overly flirty with my husband. MY husband. And I was standing right next to him. Not once did she ask Dru who I was, or "is this your wife"...nada, nothing. Just went right along joking and flirting with him.

I was annoyed. And even more annoyed that she is probably worse when I am not around. Good thing I looked damn good yesterday. I had gotten my hair done yesterday and I wasn't wearing my normal attire of sweatpants.

So I asked Dru about this girl throughout the rest of the night. More than once. I said that she is flirty, blah, blah. I wasn’t being rude or telling him to not talk to her. I just wanted to know her story. Does she know that you are married? YES...Oh really I said. How? She and I are FACEBOOK friends.

WHAT? Okay so not only does this girl know that we are married, she also knows what I look like. You interact with her on Facebook...She has seen our pictures? Hold Up!

Okay so maybe I am a little bit jealous. I am still thinking about this the next day and it happened yesterday.

Problem is, I don't even know her name so I can't Facebook stalk her!

Oh well, at least I know that I have myself a hott sexy man that she wants and can't have. I don't think that jealousy fits me well so I am over it, until I see her next time...


It Hurts So Good?

I have pain. A different kind of pain than what I experienced the past year, a pain that actually feels good. 

My friend Tanja convinced me to join the local gym. She has been pestering me to do it for almost 2 weeks until I finally signed up yesterday. Yesterday I enjoyed a short little cardio workout, and today we met at the gym at 8am to workout together. 

It feels so good to feel good enough to workout again. To actually want to go to the gym and regain the muscle and body strength that I used to have. I want my body to be fit and able, and I can't wait to feel the results. 

But...I might have overdone it and feel like my leg wants to detach from my torso. I don't know how I did what I did, but I need a serious massage stretch session. My left leg is hurting, almost like a nerve where it attaches to my pelvis is very unhappy with me. 

I am not complaining and am taking this as a sign that my body needs to workout. I am just hoping that the pain is gone in the am :)

I am going to the sun this week. Somewhere warm and happy....Can you guess where?

"It's a small world after all"


Bleach and Dustbunnies

Spring cleaning round 2 started today. Last weekend I cleaned out my closet and clothes and ended up with 4 bags of things to donate.

This weekend I have decided to get rid of the dustbunnies and scrub the house head to toe, or more like ceilings to floors.

Where does dust come from in the winter? I don't see dirt outside all I see is white snow and ice. How does dust get in the house when the windows have been closed since November? It just doesn't make sense to me. Where can all this dirt come from? I think that I am going to blame it on Stan and Molly since a lot of it seems to be kitty fur intwined with the dust.

Somedays I am tempted to shave the cats. They shed and shed yet they don't seem to be getting bald. I must admit that the pounds of hair that come out of my own head are also all over the place. They must take after their mother and just have way too much hair for their own good.

The Ipod is cranked up loud and I am a cleaning machine. Happy Saturday everyone!


It's Friday!

Five Question Friday! Thanks Mama M. for hosting this fun piece of Internet blog hoppin on a Friday. I look forward to it each and every week. 

1. Do you know what your REAL hair color is?
Do you know what your REAL body looks like? Like what god really intended it to look like? Because that is how I feel about hair color. Hair color is something that god and the two people who created you when you were born (thanks mom and dad, best gift ever) gave to you, yet you are really intended to shape it and make it YOU! So nope my real hair color is a mystery to even myself, but I am happy with it the way that it is. I like the fun and mystery of "creating" something that looks good on my head. Kind of like the plans that I have for this body of mine, it will someday soon be the rocking hard body that intend it to be, just needs a little work :)

2. Do you plan ahead for summer, or fly by the seat of your pants?
I am a planner. I think that I get this trait from a little bit of ADD that I have noticed more and more lately. I like to have things on my calendar and reminders to tell me how awesome the summer is going to be. This summer consists of many many weddings of beautiful women and their soon to be spouses all taking place in California on different weekends. I am working the calendar as best that I can to include tons of fun and celebration with each and every bride but I don't have all the details set up yet. Sept 10, 2011 I will be celebrating with my handsome brother and his beautiful soon to be bride and the rest of the families. In August I will help Dru show Alex how much we love and support him in his new married life...These are 2 weddings that are locked and loaded on the calendar-the rest I need to do more detailing to and clone myself to be working in my office in Minnesota where I really should be celebrating with friends in California. 

Wow I got a little bit on anxiety thinking about weddings. How I want to be at each and every one of them. 

3. What is your favorite meal to cook?
I like to cook things that I know will be sure to please. A great dip that is truly amazing, finger foods that make the day, small bites to pass around. Except I love making lasagna for people. I love seeing the look on their faces when they eat my food and know that they love it. I have been craving the "stuff" for a while now, and really want to make that soon. Spinach, Feta, Bell Peppers, cheese, broccoli, all packed in a cute dough baked to perfection. yuummmm 

4. Do you get offended by not receiving thank yous?
I did not used to care. But now that I went through the whole marriage process I think that the answer is yes. I really like thank yous. Even if it just was something small that you did for a friend. Thank yous are a great way to know they care and that you appreciated the caring gesture. The cuter the better. 

5. How did you meet your best friend?
I met my first true best friend when I was really young. She was a stunningly blonde little girl who lived in my tiny town. We just fit! This little girl has now grown up to be a beautiful woman living life to the fullest. I am happy to say I got a text the other day about her getting a job and my heart was overwhelming happy for her. I love you Kate. 
A girl can have more than one bf? Right? Well I say yes and this is my blog so roll with it. College is another place that I met 2 girls who I can call my best friend. We are all different as different can be right now in our lives, but I don't have a moment that I know I couldn't call either of them up and things would be just the same no matter what time of day, day of week....or whatever. We are best friends because we have that faith in each other, compassion always and love. 
And now I have great women in my life here in Minnesota. I think that the more "best friends" a girl can have the better. Lorayne is someone that I would truly call a best friend. She is there for me always and we have so much fun together. 

That’s it for FQF "devastation" edition. Hearing about the horrible earthquakes and tsunami's this morning makes me so sad. I hope that everyone is safe and my thoughts are with those dealing with such tragedy


It's war and I am #winning!

I wasn't going to do it. I didn't plan on completely outing my insurance company and telling the world what douche bags that they are. 

But I can't hold it in any longer. 

I have received the run around from them for almost 3 weeks. I have received not one clear answer every single time that I call the place. 

Seriously Aetna! Seriously? Customer service is about providing a "customer" (that would be me) with "service" (actual help not answers that hold no merit at all). 

Just because you think that your answer is right, here's an idea-verify that it is actually the way that my claim will be processed before you send me on my merry f'n way. Yes I'm talking to you customer service representatives. You don't really know what you are talking about, and that has become apparent in my many conversations we have had. You probably aren't qualified to help your 5 year old with their addition homework-yet you can sit in an office and answer phones and tell people what you "think" is the right answer?

I am sure that I am not the only person in this world holding the exact same insurance policy that receives acupuncture treatment. Maybe I am the most vocal-pain in the ass-person with this "condition" and policy but I am sure that I am not the only one. This makes me think that there are probably people out there paying out of their asses for a treatment that is non-invasive (yes I had 3 surgeries last year that you paid for) and actually truly helps. This makes me so incredibly mad! Why do you pay for drugs, surgeries, hospital stays and all kinds of western medicine crap but can't figure out for the life of you how to process my damn acupuncture claim? 

Yes, this is truly my problem with you. You can promptly pay thousands of dollars worth of hospital bills (which I am in no way complaining about or trying to send you a refund check or anything so don't hold your breath) but you can't process a claim properly or cover a service that I need? This rant isn't because I can't afford to actually pay for the services myself. Yes I can pay for them and I would if I needed to...BUT I have insurance for a reason! Yes, I am a lucky individual who has insurance through my husband’s awesome job that we don't have to pay an arm and a leg for-but that is not the point. 

You have shitty customer service. You give people the run around and can't properly give an answer that I can rely on. Now I sit and wait. Wait for the "Supervisor" that my customer service representative suggested that I talk to, but was on the phone, to call me back. Good thing I am not dying and waiting on you to confirm that you can cover an ambulance ride to the hospital........

This is probably not the end of this damn insurance saga, but I sure as hell hope that they call me back!



Do you watch for signs? Not signs that say STOP and are intended for traffic, but signs that are from some other power? Someone somewhere telling you something?

Lately I have been noticing some signs that I don't know how to read.

Every time I plan on going to the gym to sign up for a membership again it seems to be snowing or I don't feel well. Not feeling well was just a one time weekend thing, but this snow seems to be a recurring phenomena. Snow, white slippery snow that is never going away (at least it feels like it).

Want to know what sign my scale is telling me in the mornings? Not good ones that's for sure. The scale is telling me that I have gained 5lbs since I have started feeling better and that I need to take my fat ass to the gym before I don't fit into my jeans again.

The fridge? It also tells me things. Good food lives HERE! Eat me...Those types of things.

Seriously these are not voices in my head. But something that I will say out loud to Dru when he wakes up is: "Shovel the driveway (Please) I need to get my butt to the gym NOW!"


Rest and Relaxation

This weekend was all about fun, friends and relaxation. I have felt better than I have in a long time and yesterday and today I took full advantage of that feeling. No longer do I sit at home on the weekend thinking about the fun I can have, but actually doing the things that I want to do.

Yesterday the wonderful volunteer group that I am in held a massage social day. We met for brunch at 10am and ate and laughed and ate some more before heading out to our massages. These ladies are wonderful, compassionate and fun. I couldn't have asked to be a part of a better group of fun women. Yes we are "women" since most of them are a little older than I am. Okay they are all older than I am, but age doesn't matter. I am beyond my days of day drinking and doing stupid things. Intelligent conversations, upcoming babies (yay Sarah I can't wait to meet your little one) and laughing really loud at sexual topics in a restaurant are just part of the fun that we have. We also volunteer. We do things for others, but yesterday was about us.

After eating we met up at a massage place in town where we each had our own little relaxing time while others chatted and snacked. Catching up on life, and just spending time together. There is never a dull moment with this group and even if we don't see each other for a while, we just pick right back up at where we left off. Some have kids, some don't, we all have husbands but they usually stay at home watching said kids while the girls can have fun. We also do activities that involve kids so its all good.

After the relaxation of massages was had, we decided to go shopping on the town. Our little town has shoppes that are only open one weekend a month. I had never been shopping in the town and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of cute things I could find. There were many large items that I wanted: A huge PINK sign that said "Bakery" would have looked cute somewhere in my house. Old desks, kitchen desks/storage things, coffee tables with chalkboards built in, trinkets, fun frames, pretty things. And nothing was super expensive like I was expecting. I did come home with some fun items that remind me of the 80's-leggings and leg warmers are awesome! I can't wait to wear them out in public :)

A great day was had by all and then when we realized that it was 5 pm and our husbands or other halves might be looking for us we should probably call it a day.

I came home and put on comfy clothes and started reading my Jodi Picoult book. I couldn't put it down and I finished it yesterday. It was good, really good.

Then Dru came home to snuggle with me and the baby kitties. Good day!

Tomorrow is the start of the work week. The snow is falling and looks pretty from an indoor perspective, but I would much rather it be 75 degrees and summertime. But O well I will deal with the snow for a little while longer.

I feel more ready for this week now that I finished up a presentation while watching the Social Network this afternoon. Working from home has its perks. I can spreadsheet in my comfy sweats and watch a movie on a Sunday to make next week less crazy.

Happy Sunday night-spend it with the ones that you love.

Oh I almost forgot that I was domestic today. I got the kitchenaid mixer down and baked cookies. Yummy ones according to Dru's coworkers :) I don't bake much but I am going to start. When I asked which child wanted to like the beaters, Molly was first....Stan second and then the big child got his turn. We need human babies and I can't wait until that day. Sharing my beaters while teaching my daughter or son how to bake cookies will make this mommas heart melt. I will get them matching aprons like mine and it will be so fun!


Spunkyiness Mixed with ADD gives you WHAT? 5QFriday

1. Have you ever forgotten your child in a store or at school?
Since I don't have a child I can't say that I have done this but I am sure that it is probably in my future when I have kids. I am usually pretty good if I put something on  my calendar so most likely I will put "Pick up *timmy, sue or bob* at school" with a reminder on my work calendar :)

2. Where did you go on your very first date? (Like...first first, not first with your spouse or current significant other!)
I don't remember exactly, I started "dating" pretty young and had boyfriends in school when we couldn't exactly drive ourselves so I have no clue the answer to this. A dance maybe? I don't know. 

3. What's your "silly" fear? (We're not talking water and heights.)
Fear's are not silly. Never think that because you are scared of something that it is silly. But I'm going to say it anyways because it is a fear and a nightmare and some might think that it is "silly". I have nightmares/bad dreams, day dreams whatever you want to call them about "the bearded one". Yes my biggest fear is Dru growing back that damn beard. I hated it with a passion and don't ever want to see it again. Beards are a no no for this woman. Just not sexy and to hangoverish (the movie, the guy with the baby and beard). Even though I love that movie I would never want to sleep with him. And if you think that I might be overreacting you are wrong, this question was "silly" fear and so I put it out there. 

4. Confrontation: do you cause it, deal with is as it comes, or run far far away?
Lately I am a champ at confrontation. Mostly on the phone because I don't have real confrontation in my life with people that I see. I choose to surround myself with people that I like. I am too old to be friends with people who I don't like or who are causing me to have to deal with confrontation. But give me an insurance agent any day and I will tear that person apart. I am a champ at getting what I want and not giving up until I get my way. Ironically the insurance company sent me a survey about my latest call with "Shannon" the representative that I spoke with on Tuesday. I was not so nice, as in she failed with all 1-extremely dissatisfied remarks. They asked for my phone number at the end-We could be needing new insurance sometime soon :)

5. Wood floors or carpet?
Carpet only if it is soft and pretty and clean and in the winter time. 

Wood floors in the summer. Pretty dark wood real ones are what I really want. Beautiful wood floors that I can slide across in my socks, possibly wearing a button down shirt and underwear holding a broom for a microphone :)

Did you know that carpet gets damp and weird feeling when it is muggy and warm in Minnesota? I didn't either until I moved here, and I would give anything for my carpet to feel that way right now because it would mean that it was warm outside. 

I am quite the wordy gal on FQF lately. Sorry, I have gotten back my spunk in life. I am no longer down and out. I love life more and more each day thanks to my acupuncturist. I am not even drinking wine....WHAT you say? Yes I have been wine free since Sunday. Go me! 

What are you doing this weekend? I am starting out mine with acupuncture this afternoon *sneaking out of the office an hour early for the weekend* Cooking a fantastic meal that I will probably enjoy by myself tonight while cleaning the house and getting some laundry done. But Saturday holds the most fun. Brunch with the ladies, shopping, massage day. So Fun! I can't wait for a girls day saturday. 

Mom this is for you....Your grandchildren are starving and need food. 


I'm a pack rat...

After showing this morning and getting ready for the day I noticed that I have a slight problem.

First, I don't always shower in the morning because I usually don't have to and it can wait until afternoon. But I have work errands to do today that require me looking pretty and leaving the house.

Secondly, I have at least 2 of everything in my bathroom. I found 2 unopened deodorants in the cupboard. I still have 2 opened ones that I use. But I decided I wanted a different armpit smell for the day so I opened a new one. What the heck am I thinking? Do other people do this?

I have so many bottles of lotion and hair supplies that I don't know what to do with. We have a lifetime supply of toothbrushes as well as q-tips and other things that one would find in the bathroom. Need a hair tie? Maybe even a bobby pin? I'm your girl. What about a curling iron or straightener? I think that I have 8 curling irons and 2 straighteners in the "hair" cupboard.

Strange thing is: I am pretty sure that we are out of toilet paper and also paper towels :)

Who needs to wipe their butt or have a napkin in the kitchen?


Playing catch up and lonely

Dru is back to work after his two days off and I am bored. Yes I get to watch all the shows that I have recorded that he didn't want to watch, but I miss my husband.

I miss talking and talking while he is trying to relax and watch tv and he has to press mute, I miss watching him with his kids; how they follow him around the house no matter what time of day and sit on his lap and lick his arm hair. Yes the kids are Molly and Stan and I am not afraid to admit that my fur babies love Dru more than me. He is a great dad. They worship the ground that he walks on. They were in a funk when he was on vacation last week, and they miss their dad at night time when he is at work just as much as I do.

So here I sit. Blogging in my chair wishing that it was warm outside because I miss having my windows open with a warm breeze flowing through the house. A killer headache coming on, and my tummy hurting because I have been eating all day.

Speaking of eating all day, if I keep this up I am going to weigh a million lbs....No more snacking all day!!!


Skin Cancer Tuesday?

Guess what today is? Well of course it is skin cancer Tuesday, the day where tanning is 1/2 in my town and I decide that I have become too pasty white so I lay in a death coffin to "brighten" up my body.

Yep I am very aware that tanning beds are bad for you and that they cause skin cancer and all that jazz, but I am somewhat selfish and I don't care. The sun causes skin cancer as well but you won't see my all bundled up in the summertime, if it was above 10 degrees outside I would be out there trying to tan my white ass, but that is not the case so a tanning bed is where I must go.

I wish that I could read a book in the tanning bed like I do when I lay out on my comfy chair in the backyard. The new Jodi Picoult book was just sent to my Ipad Kindle App and all I want to do is start reading it. I know that I can't start right now at 7:25 am because I would probably never stop and I do have some work that needs to get done today. A lot of work in fact-and I have acupuncture this afternoon :)

Happy Tuesday Everyone!