February 21, 2013

5 Random Things

I have been struggling with topics for my posts here lately.  Halie over at Penguins, Pasta & Polkadots did a post of 5 random things about herself.  I love reading posts like this and learning about people.  So, I decided to do one too.

5 things you'll find in my purse...
1. Chapstick
2.  My iPad
3.  Bath & Body lotion
4.  A mini flashlight
5.  Hand sanitizer

5 things you'll find in my bedroom...
1.  My fan.  I CANNOT sleep without it
2.  2 bookcases filled with my husband's books
3.  Our dog....LOL
4.  My jewelry armoire
5.  My cpap machine....I have sleep apnea

5 things I've always wanted to do...
1.  Swim with dolphins
2.  Go to New York
3.  Go to Las Vegas
4.  Be a stay at home mom or work from home
5.  Learn sign language

5 random things I'm currently loving...
1.  Pistachios...I can't get enough of them! 
2.  My new office chair
3.  My new medication for my RLS.  It's a patch!  Unless you have RLS, you wouldn't understand.
4.  My iPad.  I am on it constantly for anything and everything.
5.  My iPad case.  I recently dropped my iPad and shattered the screen.  Thank goodness for insurance protection.  It is a must and well worth the money.  This case protects it and has a keyboard!! 

5 weird quirks I have...
1.  I must have the toilet paper roll rolling from the top, not the bottom.   
2.  I MUST have coffee in the mornings or I can't hardly function.
3.  I have to make lists for everything....Groceries, To Do, Packing
4.  When I am looking at the guide on the TV, I have to start at channel 2.  I can't just go from the channel I'm on.
5.  If I see a TV show that I like, I won't watch it unless I go back and watch all the episodes from the beginning.  Like, Modern Family, I saw season 1, but for some reason stopped watching it.  Now I won't watch it until I can go back and watch from season 2 on.

5 random songs from my running playlist...
1.  I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift 
2.  Gangnam Style - Psy
3.  Some Nights - Fun
4.  Baby - Justin Beiber
5.  These Times - Safety Suit

5 favorite TV shows...
1.  Bachelor/Bachelorette
2.  Grey's Anatomy
3.  Scandle
4.  Revenge
5.  Raising Hope

What are some random things about you??


February 18, 2013

The Taste: Tuesday at 8|7c on ABC

Have you ever judged a food dish by taking just 1 bite?  Are you watching the new show The Taste?  It is a cooking reality show starring Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey.  The season started with 16 contestants, in teams of four, all competing for their "spoon" to be chosen as a favorite.  The teams are coached by the four culinary superstars, which happen to also be the judges.  These culinary superstars taste a spoonful sampling of a dish prepared by each team.  However, they DO NOT know which team has prepared which spoon and they decide on their favorite and least favorite.  The judges could end up sending one of their own team members home.  This show is fast paced as the contestants only  have an hour to prepare their sampling.  This week's episode is the Sandwich Challenge.  Tune in to watch.  http://abc.tv/Z3jimp  


Homeschool - I Want to So Bad, but...

Our little man, T, is 5 and will start kindergarten this year.  Something about that has been weighing heavily on my heart.  I want to homeschool him so bad, but I can't.  I work a full time job just to pay off debt.  It breaks my heart that I cannot be a stay at home mom and be with our son, or find a job working from home.  I read a lot of blogs that are about homeschooling and I see the awesomeness that it brings, but I get sad knowing I do not get to do this for our son.  My husband and I are following Dave Ramsey's plan and have been on it for 3 years now.  We have paid our debt down, but there is still so much.  We are still on baby step 2.  I just wish I knew what I could do to make this happen. 

Do you homeschool?  Are you in debt?  How do you do it?  I would love to hear some advice from you?


Now We Know Our ABCs

I saw this over at HeartonGuard and thought it would be fun.  Here goes...

Age: 37
Bed size: Queen
Chore you hate: Dusting
Drink of choice: Diet Coke
Essential start to your day item: A cup of coffee
Favorite color: Pink!
Gold or silver: Silver
Height: 5'4"
Instrument(s) you play: I played the trumpet when I was in high school. 
Job: Account clerk at the local university
Kids: 2 -- 16 year old Z and 5 year old T
Living arrangements: My hubby, sons, and a dog.
Mom's name: rather not say as I'm keeping this anonymous... no real names here... :)
Nicknames: Babe, Baby, JJ
Overnight hospital stay other than birth: I stayed in the hospital for a night when I had my hysterectomy.
Pet Peeve: Rude people!
Quote from a movie: "She thought she was the bees knees 'til she landed flat on her butt." - Shag
Right or left handed: Right
Siblings: 2 older sisters, no brothers
Time you wake up: 5:00am
Underwear: Yes.
Vegetable you hate: Turnip Greens
What makes you run late: Procrastination. Sometimes I just don't feel like getting ready.
Xrays you've had: Teeth and my lower back
Yummy food you make: Chili, Taco Soup, Spaghetti.
Zoo favorite: I love seeing the Bald Eagles at our zoo.