Five Q Friday - Easter is about the Mimosa's?

Five Question Friday Peeps (haha aren't those an Easter Candy:)

1. What is your favorite Easter tradition?
Tradition? Does the Easter bunny count? Because I am not an overly religious person, and all it just seems selfish for me to say this. But...My husband is so cute - every year since we have been dating and waking up to each other on Easter morning he makes me an Easter basket. It is so cute that he does this and I love seeing what he puts in it. Usually there is chocolate or a little something for him in there as well. 

2. Are you a "shower" or a "long, hot bath" kind of person?
Both. If I had a better bath tub I would totally be a long hot bath girl, but my body is barely covered in our tub when I "soak" so I prefer a hot shower. 

3. Can you parallel park and if so when is the last time you did it?
Yes! I don't need to parallel park often, but I am actually pretty good at it. If I am driving MY car. Anyone else's car - not so much. 

4. What is your favorite Easter candy?
Tutti Frutti Jelly Beans? I am not a chocolate girl (it has to be dark chocolate) and I am trying to lose some lb's so I would say anything not chocolaty. 

5. Easter: do you go all out with the Easter Bunny or focus on the religious part of the holiday? 
We don't have kids - and are not religious...so we go all out on the mimosa portion of the holiday? Is that legit? 

It is only 5am here (when I wrote this). Today is my hubbys Birthday. Happy 26th Birthday Dru! And Kathy and Brian (Dru's parents) are coming to visit tonight. 

Busy, busy day/weekend. Thankfully I am getting my hair done, acupuncture and need to grocery shop today :) 

Hop Hop Hop ......


Built in Panties? I'm 24

I have an obsession with Target? But don't we all...Now that I have gotten that statement out of the way I have to ask you a question. 

I am not a "runner" never have been, never will be. But I do go to the gym. Or I should probably say I "will" go to the gym. I bought new cute workout shoes a few weeks ago, and today I decided that I should update my workout wardrobe as well. Yes I still own Adidas stretchy cute workout pants that I bought probably 5 years ago. 

So anyways. I was browsing the workout section at Target and these really cute workout shorts appealed to me. They are blue and flashy so I grabbed my size (L if you are nosey) and put them in my cart without trying them on. 

I don't try things on at Target. The store is literally .5 miles from my house (I have walked there before) and I would rather try on at my own house and then return if needed. 

I was a little surprised to see a built in full granny panty when I put the first leg in. I must admit I was a little leery. Why oh why does Champion workout shorts think that I need granny panties built in? I am not planning on hanging upside down on the bars at school and showing the world my who ha, I am a grown woman, and feel that if I choose to wear a granny panty I should have that choice. 

(Pronto.com you should get models with a six pack (it might be more motivating)?

This above picture is NOT me - I stole it from online, and if you are wondering from my snarky comment, I don't have a six pack, I am just a judgemental bitch 

So runners, or people more versed on workout gear. What the hell is this built in panty for? It most certainly doesn't have spanx material to hold my ass so it doesn't giggle (my butt doesn't giggle JUST yet, but I am sure that this mesh wouldn't prevent any giggling)

And if you must know, I am still wearing my shorts - with a thong and a built in granny panty. They are actually very comfy!


Knocking on Doors

Attn my Mormon Friend Lisa:
The Jehovah's Witnesses have got your missionaries beat...A very nice lady with her adorable little girl knocked on my door this morning. And delivered this flyer...

I even kept my top on this time :)
For those of you who are new here to this blog - I may or may not have flashed my tata's at the missionaries when I first moved to this cute little town in Minnesota. Only to later realize that these nice boys lived with a friend of mine. I could have swore that I posted about this happening, but I can't find it - so just use your imagination.


I don't need a personal assistant

 How do I get anything done in this home office? Funny you ask...... I have 2 assistants :)

They are PURRfectely talented 
Molly..."Mom your filing sucks"

Hey Mom, Why do you have Tylonel PM in your desk? And PS. You need to restain the drawer. 


GTKY Sunday - Funday

I love these getting to know you things that keely does over at mannland5.com on Sunday. Enjoy!

TacoBell...Yes that is what I want for breakfast if you were wondering. While you read this, I am going to wake the hubby and have tacobell for breakfast :)


1. do you watch/read the news?
Slightly obsessively. I love the Today Show and usually watch the news each night. Sometimes I wonder if I am a 60 year old woman. 

2. how would you describe your "look"?
I don't really have a look. Unless not fashionable counts. I need to be on that show, where people get makeovers - or I need a friend to come take me shopping. Hint hint, Reem?

3. did you play sports in high school or college?
Highschool, yes! I did 3 sports a year - soccer, basketball, track. Until I went to Sweden my junior year, then I didn't do any sports, and I didn't participate when I got back my senior year. 

4. would you rather give up lipstick/gloss or high heels?
High heels. Did you read what I wrote about my look? Heels suck, because I don't have comfy ones. 

5. what's your favorite show to watch on tv?
I'm a Greys Anatomy type of girl. I would call that my favorite because I usually have to watch it live, instead of DVR'd. 

6. would you rather bake or cook?
Both. I enjoy baking - but I don't like to eat baked goods so it isn't as fun. I love to cook and see the outcome of the food that I make. Which reminds me, I am starving. What is for breakfast?

7. shorts or skirts?
Shorts :) I don't like it when my legs touch when it is warm outside. I don't have huge legs if that is what you are thinking...I just have issues. 

8. what's your favorite scary movie?
I'm not a scary movie type of person. no can do. 


I Like Needles?

The lovely Mama M. is hosting Five Question Friday on this beautiful day. Yes friends, it is WARM here in Minnesota and I have my windows open. 

1. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
This question is quite silly if you ask me. You can change anything about yourself that you want to, it is just a matter of actually doing it. So yes, just like anyone I would probably want to be skinnier, healthier and prettier...I can be all of those things if I just put my ass into motion and go to the gym, eat better and actually get dressed instead of wearing sweatpants to work in. 

2. Write about a time when you got lost.
I get lost all the time when I drive anywhere. Especially in big cities. Downtown Minneapolis and I have a love/hate relationship. Especially when the GPS is being a bitch and not working properly. Then I am always lost. 

3. Camping or 5 star hotel?
Camping. I love camping. I love the dirt, bonfires, early morning beer/bloody mary drinking (wait you don't do that?) Now my situation is a little different because camping now is not really a "family" affair. We go camping just Dru and I, or with our friends that don't have kids. Kids and camping are probably a lot different. You have to watch them so they don't drown in the river/lake - so this means less drinking and more responsibility. Then I might choose a 5 star hotel. 

4. Have you donated blood?
Yes! Kristen and I were religious about it in college. Now, not so much. Ever since I had a horrible shitty year last year, I haven't donated blood. Speaking of that, I think that I am going to look for a place that I can donate this weekend. I have good blood (the universal type) and needles don't bother me (which reminds me that I REALLY need to write out my post about my acupuncture experience lately. It is a miracle treatment). Woow I am a rambler today. Sorry. 

5. Do you have a budget or do you 'fly by' most months?
Budget? What is that? I am joking, kind of sort of. We suck at budgeting, but I am not really a spender so it is okay. Dru on the other hand IS a spender.


Catching Spiders (no pictures)

My mom made a really good point this morning that I wanted to share with all of you.

"Mom's will do anything for their children" yes I already knew this because I have the best mom EVER, but I experienced it for the first time this morning.

No I didn't magically pop a baby out and fail to mention it to all of you lovely readers of this here blog, and suddenly become a mommy. I have been a mommy for almost 2 years.

Molly has been with us for almost 2 years (her birthday according to the vet is Friday, even though Dru and I don't remember giving her that date of birth) and I had my first real mommy A Ha moment this morning.

I had to catch a spider for my dear baby kitty this morning for her breakfast. Yes, a spider. I know icky, gross, whatever...but she really wanted to eat him and I didn't want her to commit kitty suicide by jumping off the fridge where she had perched herself at 6:30 this morning in search of her treat.

The spider had crawled across the ceiling out of kitty paws reach, and it was a good 3 ft jump for my dear baby to reach her treat. I was scared she was actually going to jump so I did what any good mother would do for her child. I got out the broom and swept that spider down onto the floor for my kitty.

Molly enjoyed her morning treat as quickly as she could, so she didn't have to share it with her brother. And I earned a mom of the year award.


What is for Breakfast?

Sunday - Getting to know Me and You and "we are all one big happy family"...Or something like that. Anyways if you want to join go over to Keely's blog and read her answers, check out everyone elses. You get it? 

1. do you weigh yourself?
Sadly the answer is yes. And I wish that I didn't. I have gained back some of the lb's that I lost last fall and I am not so happy about it. 

2. what's the nastiest thing you've ever eaten?
I try not to ingest nasty things...Couldn't tell you the last time that I did. 

3. snail mail or email?
Snail Mail! Hands down I LOVE snail mail. I love getting mail, packages, whatever. But, my mail doesn't come until 3:30pm and it drives me crazy. I need to move so the mail comes earlier. I have an obsession. 

4. do you have any irrational fears...what are they?
I feel like I have answered this question before on this blog. I'm pretty sure I said something snarky about my husbands beard at the time. A few months ago Dru was known as "the bearded one". He had a nasty beard. Not sexy at all. Mountain men are not my thing. So that is my fear, beards...but only on my husband. Your husband can have one if he wants, and I won't run screaming. 

5. do you play an instrument?
I can play the kitty piano on Dru's phone - does that count?

6. would you rather be bitten by a snake or attacked by a bear?
Snake. It wouldn't require as much plastic surgery after and I am SURE that all of my lovely friends would suck the venom out of me? Right? Don't they do that in real life? Or only on City Slickers...

7. do you ever go braless in public?
Yes, yes and yes. Bra's are slightly over rated. I don't love wearing them and if my boob's were not so large I would never wear one. 

8. today i am thankful for........................?
It is too early to answer this question. I seriously just woke up and I might have a hangover. Nope, pretty sure that I DO have a hangover and I am starving and making beer with friends in approx 3 hours. 


Living Life to the Fullest

When I moved to Minnesota it was for one reason - A job. My first real job straight out of college. We (Dru and I) didn't have any other connection here in this lovely state, we didn't know anyone. We were moving for a new opportunity. We knew that our love for each other was enough to move us across the country away from our friends.

I can honestly say that I didn't think about how lonely it would be without the friends that we had made in our 22 years of life. I didn't think that I wouldn't have the opportunity to see my friends when I wanted to without getting on an airplane. I was excited to start our new life together, and to be making money doing a job that I loved. I was excited to work from home and live with my husband. I was excited to adopt a baby kitty and try new things in our new married life.

What I didn't realize is that working from home is lonely. Especially when you don't know anyone in your new town. Being a young married couple with no children doesn't exactly offer many opportunities to meet new people. We are both very social people, yet we didn't meet new friends easily due to our circumstances. We didn't have a connection to the town, or the people.

Until October of our first year we hadn't really met anyone. I decided to check out a women's group that I found online. I was sick of not knowing anyone, I wanted to interact with real people. The crazy life of wedding planning and traveling back and forth to California had ended and we were getting ready to experience our first Minnesota winter. I was sure that it was going to be a cold one, and the impending lazy days were not something that I was looking forward to.

I went to a meeting/social not really knowing what I was getting myself into. I dressed up in cute jeans and boots and set out for an adventure. Little did I know that I would be meeting my first real friends in Minnesota. This was a women's group that did volunteer activities in the community. They were all older than my 23 years of age and I was slightly skeptical. To say the rest is all history is a great way of explaining where I am today.

I have met wonderful women, had a chance to volunteer in the community and laugh more than I have laughed in a long time. Not one of us is exactly alike. There were no rules or criteria for joining the group. I didn't have to pledge to become a "sister" (yes I was in a sorority in college), I was immediately accepted. We are all different: We range in age, some are mom's, one is even a grandmother, some like to drink wine, we are all different religions (or non religious) but the thing that connects us is that we enjoy spending time together and volunteering and laughing. We do so many different things together, and not all of them are volunteering.

So if you are wondering where I am going with this little glimpse into my last 2 years in Minnesota, I am getting there. Last night I went with 2 other gals from the group to downtown Minneapolis to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House. There I met some other great women and spent the night getting to know more about the House, helping prepare and serve some fun food, and helping out at a place that is truly amazing. I don't know what I was expecting when going to the Ronald McDonald house, but I came out knowing that I have some truly amazing friends who care about others. And that is what makes me appreciate life.

Thanks for inviting me Tanja and Lisa, and for being truly amazing...


Don't Play Tricks On Me - I'm Gullible

It is Five Question Friday again...I missed you last week Mama M. I am glad that you are home with your family! Check out Mama M's blog for more entries and to read about her crazy experience with her daughter being in the hospital for over a week. I am very thankful that my appendix last year only kept me overnight once. Happy April Fool's day everyone!

1. Have you ever had surgery?
Did last year happen? That is my snarky reply to yes, yes and yes...three times last year. Not the best year in the history of my 25 (yes I am almost 25) years. 

2. Ever ride in an ambulance?
Thankfully NO. I don't want to ever have to either. New goal. Never ride in an ambulance. 

3. How are you in a medical emergency? Panicked? Calm?
What exactly counts as an emergency? I probably would freak out if it was my husband or family. For myself I am usually okay. 

4. Do you have a garden? Flowers or veggies?
I attempted to garden last year. It went okay. I had a lot of squash and rhubarb. I didn't even plant the rhubarb so that shows my skills :)

5. When did you move out of your parents house?
I moved out for 10 months at 16 when I was an exchange student in Sweden and then I moved out for good at 18 when I went to college. I did move back in for a summer my second year of college...but I don't know how often I actually slept there. My parents are awesome people, but I don't ever plan on moving home now that I am an adult.