Thursday, October 20, 2011


This morning Hubs and I were awaken from our warm, comfy bed to Buerly vomiting.  Great way to start the day, right?! The morning got better......

My check engine light had popped on last night on our way home from dinner.  Hubs suggested that we start the Tahoe a couple times and wait until the morning to see if the light was still on.  I got into my SUV this morning, turned the key and the light was still on. {FAIL}  So I called my mom to see if she could meet me at Goodyear.

As I was finishing getting ready this morning I heard a weird sound in our bathroom.  I figured that Rooney was getting into something, as usual, and yelled at him to knock it off.  The sound did not stop so I yelled at Rooney again.  That is when I realized that Rooney was sitting behind me, quietly giving me that, "What the hell, mom?!?" look.  I ran into the bedroom to see if it was Buerly making the noise but he was just sitting there giving me the, "Mom has officially lost it" look.  So, I started investigating.  It turns out that the noise was coming from our closet.  As I listened my heart sank into my stomach.  It sounded like water dripping in the attic above our closet.  I ran from room to room to see if there were any wet spots on the ceilings......I saw nothing. 

My mind was racing.  What do I do?!? I just kept staring at the entrance to the attic in our closet like it was one of those creepy, scary, distant attic entrances you see in the horror movies......

Do I grab a ladder and see what is going on up there?!? I instantly had a visual pop into my mind that made me decide that I sure as hell did not want to peak my head into that scary attic.

I have seen this commercial one too many times.  While I used to think it was hysterical, the thought of actually finding something up in the attic left me terrified.  So, I did what any sensible, terrified wife would do.....I called my husband. 

As we speak, my husband is on his way home to go investigate the attic since this wife is too big of a chick shit to do it herself.  Thanks Hubs! :-)

Saying prayers that the dripping sound was just a figment of my imagination.  Oh and hoping that Goodyear calls and says that it was just a minor issue with the check engine light. 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

73 Days and Counting

In 73 days this happy girl will be flying down to here......

To board this......

And celebrate.....

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am for this vacation!!! {happy dance as I think about it}  My parents go on a New Years cruise Every.Single.Year.  When I was in high school and college they would always take me and a friend with them on these cruises {spoiled, I know}.  Once I married Hubs the free vacations and cruises suddenly ended.  Okay, they didn't totally end and I guess I shouldn't dump all the blame on Hubs.....the free vacays and cruises started dwindling when I entered the "real" world {cue evil sounding music}.  Another reason to never grow up! That damn giraffe from Toys R' Us was really on to something! I should have listened to him about these growing up shenanigans.  

Only......there is a slight problem!  As I sit here, stuffing my face with junk food, I realized.......holy 73 short days until I have to squeeze into a swimsuit batman! There is NO WAY I want to attempt to put on a swimsuit in the privacy of my own home, let alone in front of thousands of strangers right now. So, I guess I had better get my butt in shape {literally} and start running or doing something of some sort of physical nature.  So that leads me to ask- what is your favorite way of getting back into shape?  The weather has been rainy and cold so I am afraid that I won't be able to run outdoors as much as I would like.  So I need to find another way to get into decent physical form before it is bon voyage for this girl!  Thanks for the help in advance! :-)

Have a wonderful afternoon! :-)
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Friday, October 14, 2011

What I Love.......

I know that What I Love is usually reserved for Wednesday but I am just going to break all the rules and do it on Friday.  Also, it makes sense to do WIL today because I love Friday! :-)

I love all the fall colors and decorations (oh how I wish my front porch looked like this.....GORGEOUS)
I especially love that fall brings back the Pumpkin Spice Latte (my hips and ass don't love it as much.....)
Even though summer has ended, I still love my Sperry Boat shoes and will wear them until it is too cold out
Since the weather is starting to turn colder I cannot wait to break out these babies (birthday present a la mom)
Of course, I love these two squishy faces.  It doesn't matter how bad my day is, these two always make me laugh so hard. And with colder weather comes more snuggling.  Rooney sits in his bed in front of the fireplace and growls until someone turns it on.  Once the fireplace is going he is sleeping and happy as can be with his tongue sticking out.
I am loving anything and everything deco poly mesh.  How did it take me so long to jump on the deco mesh wreath bandwagon?! Better late then never, I guess. I made two wreaths last night and already have a shopping list together for a few more.  Of course, my wreath looks no where near as pretty as the one below.....maybe someday with some practice!
If you haven't noticed, I am stuck on a fall them when it comes to the things I love today.  It would be tragic if I forgot to mention apple cider slushies. yummy!!!!
I love that I finally got rid of EVERY.SINGLE.BUSH that the builder planted!!! The plants/bushes they plant are AWFUL.  Talk about a pain in the butt!  I have already planted a burning bush and a red prince weigela and plan to really go to town next spring.
This is what they look like in the fall.  During the spring and summer their leaves are green.

Have a wonderful weekend! :-)
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