Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's Ok Thursday?




Here's what's ok today:



-It's end of the month and I am in a really bad mood.

-No, I mean a REALLY biotchy mood. Like I am about to kill people and I can't drink because I gave it up for lent, biotchy mood!

-I promised Chance I would mention him in my blog every day this week for helping Rachel move both Saturday and Sunday and being the best friend ever so Chance rocks y'all! He is the best guy I know, really!

-I am starving and I don't know what I want for lunch.

-I want margaritas for lunch!

-this is the worst It's ok post I have ever done.

-My head is killing me and all I can think about besides work is working out tonight. I need to blow off some serious steam.

-My outfit for today is the only thing that had made me happy all day!


-I'm really lonely right now. Not sad. Just lonely.



That all I have the energy for. What's ok with you?


Simply,
Laura
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

OHP & WILW Blog Update!!!

It's Wednesday and that means a double link-up!  Twice the blog fun!   Today I decided to switch it up and start with my pins because I like to keep you guessing!


Linking up with Michelle for Oh, How Pinteresting.



LIFE:
                                                    I try to keep focus on the positive.  I try.....






This drives me crazy!!! Thus starts the internal debate to delete and start over and hope nobody notices.  Add to that my keyboard at work only works half the time and it can drive a girl crazy.  I am trying to stress less.  It's not easy!





                                                                   Happiness!!! WOO!




Or your Wednesday.  I have been a day ahead all week.  That means I am working a 6 day work week in my head.  Blah!





Happiness is a big theme in my pins lately because I totally believe that finding happiness is a matter of deciding to be happy.







Yep. Just Yep!







Live for today. 






I am back on track and if feels awesome!
 



I can't help it.  I have a bad habit of self diagnosing!
 



 
<3 KC



You know when you grow up?  When you realize you gotta be you and stop trying to impress everyone else!



I'm a people pleaser but I just give up! I am concentrating on my happiness now.  Sorry to the rest of you! I still love you but I have to take care of me!





FAITH:






 
I am the worst about accepting God's timing.  I keep thinking I can nudge Him along to speed some things up.  The truth is, He knows why it is taking so long.  I have to trust that He has a better plan because mine, just don't work out.
 


BASEBALL:
Look at this Chance!  You made my blog texting me!



I am taking a class on this in March.  My friends should prepare to get these as gifts!



TRUTH and FUNNY:
 


                                            This was my Tuesday and I gave up wine for Lent!







                                                     I have been this tired.....have you?




                                                        Sorry, but it just made me laugh. 
                                                     What is the little beast actually doing?








Linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday!


*I am loving my breakfast this morning.  Banana smeared with peanut butter and a little Bear Naked Granola.  Not much, just a sprinkle.   I am trying to eat things I can pronounce.  If the ingredients are things I don't recognize, I am putting it back on the shelf.



*This add from the 1950's.  If you are a friend on Facebook you saw me share this.  I find it amazing how this society has changed it's definition of beautiful in 60 years.  Personally, I like the curvy girl better.



*I bought some of these at Trader Joe's and I am in love with this but I am not in-love with the price so I remembered that my friend Micah makes her own and I bought a bag of Kale last night.  Hopefully I can make a batch up today or tomorrow.




*The tickets I bought yesterday for the 4/6/13 game.  This is game 2 of the year at Rangers Ballpark.  I have Opening Day tickets already so this was my next Must-Go game.   Once again I will be starting the season at the Ballpark for 3 of the first 4 home games!  I love BASEBALL!!!

*That a few people I met up with last year on Opening Day #2 (It was Opening Night last year but it is a day game this year)  are going to be in town and want cupcakes.  I don't mind hooking up my cupcake loving friends with some goodies occassionally.  

*That there is a mini-tweet up at Sherlock's tonight.  Actually we are going to pick up some shirts but there will be some new Tweeps to meet.  No, I wasn't on Twitter to find this out.  Rachel emailed me to let me know my shirt would be available and I emailed Jennifer to let her know I would be there.








*This shirt because it makes me giggle.   Josh Hamilton has been critical of the fans and says DFW isn't a baseball town.  There is a grass roots movement to greet Josh with silence when he plays in Arlington.  DFW is a winner's town.  The Cowboys don't own it the way everyone thinks.  The last few years, the Rangers have owned it and I love it.  The Stars owned it when they won.  The Mavs owned it when they won.  It just works that way. There is a strong, core of baseball fans and I am happy to be one of them.  Josh needs to be quiet and stop being critical of the people who supported him for the last 5 years.

*That day when you wake up and realize you are happy and you are OK.  That is a great thing to have happen.  I have spent a lot of months miserable beating myself up and trying to figure out why someone didn't want me.  Guess what I realized, it doesn't matter.  It really doesn't because I am great the way I am and instead of worrying about one fish who picked someone else, I need to concentrate on the entire ocean at my doorstep.  My fish is out there and he is going to be a very lucky fish.  That's the freedom I have now. That's awesome.  (I just need to work on that God's timing thing!)







Simply,
Laura
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Twitterless Tuesday: Week 2: Hello Tweeps!





What up my Tweeples? If you are reading this do you miss me a little yet???

As I sit here and listen to Ron Washington and I plan on purchasing tickets just finished purchasing tickets for April 6 for a group of my girl (This is going to require cupcakes!!  Let me know if you will be there)  and myself I remember what it is I love about Twitter.  The friendships developed over a mutual love for a team.  Mostly, the friendships developed over the Texas Rangers.    I miss all the fake knee-jerking that is probably going on because of the winless spring training.  I miss hearing people complain because Mike and Mike interviewed Ron Washinton and asked him about the Angels and Josh Hamilton and not about the TEXAS RANGERS!!!  I miss being able to send ESPN Dallas a message telling them I will never listen to a Colin Cowherd show no matter how many hour you force upon me and if they don't take him off the air, GAC will be the only show I listen to, at all.  Six hours of National Sports talk in Dallas Texas is insane.  

Oh, here is my facebook status from this morning:

"Yes I used a #Hashtag on FB...get over it social media bullies. I may finally miss Twitter a little although not all the catfish tails & fights. Seriously people grow the heck up! (I've also been known to call my friends by their Twitter names lately. It drives @the_Chance44 crazy so of course I keep doing it! Hehe)"

I miss Hashtags!  Chance hates that I text him Rachel's name by her Twitter handle.  He makes me laugh!    

I still don't miss the fights and the fish.  I got a text from a friend that yet another fake person was unmasked yesterday.  This is so silly!  I was starting to think hope that I wasn't real until I realized that I have met Whitney, Rachel, Chance, Erick, Monica, Julie, Khrystal, Brandon, Michael, Jerry, Donny, Katie, Lyn, Steven,  Trish, Matt, Micah, Lacy, Veronica, Brannon, Jan, Debbie, and a handfull of other people that I met directly or indirectly because of Twitter. Either this is a huge catfish web or I must accept the fact that I am in fact, real.  I was really hoping I was someone else who was thinner, better looking, and had more money. #Sigh!

Anywho, all in all, I can still do without the Twitter drama and a thinking of seriously limiting my time spent on it when I do come back.   Life is worth living not tweeting!


My necklace came yesterday and I love it!! That said, I am still thinking about buying a larger bike only necklace later but I love this!!  Yes, I should have waited to share it on WILW bt I didn't want to wait!!!



Simply,
Laura
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mobile Monday: LOTS of Crazy PLUS Mountain Bike MONDAY!!!






This is a recap of what you all would see on my phone assuming that I ever let it out of my sight long enough for anyone to touch it. Rachel may be known to steal it from me when I drive but aside from that, it doesn't often leave my hand.
Thursday I was sporting my cool.




And meeting a big group of friends at a pizza place in Euless, Tx.




Not because this was the greatest pizza in town but because of this awful wall! Our friends Katie and Donny flew in from North Carolina and we met them for dinner.




L-R: Rachel, Julie, Katie, Donny, & Brandon!!!
Katie is a sweetheart and I totally don't hold her Yankee love against her. Donny (wearing his Rangers hat) keeps her baseball-balanced. I love that they invite me to hang out with them when they are in town.
Just a side note there was a really cute guy at this pizza place and he was just a tiny bit flirty. I thought for a minute about flirting back but alas, I knew he was a Yankee fan and I just wasn't sure. Katie is very supportive of these mixed baseball relationships but I am not convinced it works for anyone but Donny and Katie!




I got to hang out with Julie for the first time since the baseball season ended. I miss this face!




Also got to see Lyn who is another of those Yankee fans! ;) She is also a Rangers fan so I concentrate on that.




L-R Julie, Monica, Lyn, Katie, Rachel and me. (
This is all the ladies hanging out in front if the New York sky scape.
When we got home Rachel disappeared an re-appeared with a thank you gift. This is a most awesome gift in all my favorite colors: Ranger red, Ranger white, Ranger Blue! I love the giant baseball eraser and I can't tell you how I NEED this stuff. Well, as much as anyone can need this much awesome! She really knows me so well.




Having Rachel stay with me for the last 6 weeks had been fun. She was a God-send during a very difficult time in my life and I thank her for being there for me! She said to me the night she came to stay that we needed each other right now and this was why God planned it this way. She is so smart! It is amazing to think that we are friends because of Twitter and the Texas Rangers. I am so happy she is living close now and we won't be an hour apart! Her new apartment is too cute and I know she is going to be happy there. 2013 is the Year of The Rachel!
Friday:




We started out with a little shopping. I found 3 very different shirts that describe me to a T! (Actually the mountain bike one I ordered but it came Friday.) I promised Crazy in the title and since my friends are always telling me I'm #SoCray I had to have the shirt. The same friends also tell me I am #awesome so I had to have that one too.




Later we saw Dark Skies. The lead actor in this movie is Josh Hamilton. I guess now I understand why he needed to go to LA! Anyway, the movie was scary and sort of a combination of Signs and The Fourth Kind. I may have hidden my face in my jacket a lot. I may have grabbed Rachel in fear a couple times too. Also, Monica and Rachel have put me on movie picking probation as this movie was a little too scary, I guess.
Saturday was originally schedule for biking but it just never got warm enough. I'm a baby thanks to my asthma and I prefer breathing to biking when push comes to shove. Instead, I did housework and planned the clean eating menu I am starting ASAP. I need a total diet redo and the Girl Scout cookies have to go!
Speaking of Girl Scout Cookies prepare for a controversial opinion here, ready? Thin Mints are overrated. Yep, I said it. I love Chocolate-Mint but for my money Keebler's Grasshoppers are better and cheaper. The only cookie I really love that the GS make is the Samoas. That Caramel-Toasted Coconut goodness is hard to beat. Anyway, I am allowed this opinion for two reasons: 1. I was a Girl Scout and peddled cookies all over Northern Indiana in the late-late 1970's and 2. I still buy them every year even though I always end up forgetting I have a box(es) in the freezer from last year...or whatever year.
Anyway, Saturday I worked on the house a little. Rachel moved to her new place so I gave Skye & Sadie back the spare room.




I really need to paint this room the lovely grey I have for it soon!!!




I bought myself some new flowers because my Valentine Tulips were just falling apart! (Love you Chance!)




Meanwhile my dogs where um, well:




Yep, it's a rough life




I am not even going to pretend I know what is up for all the Oscars but I knew Argo was up for something and since I haven't actually seen any of the movies I watched it on PPV. Good movie. Brought back all the little kid hate I had for Iran. I was 9 when that started and I remember it pretty well. There was a lot of worry and fear and it went on and on. I think that and the Atlanta Child murders were the two most stressful points of my childhood. (Not associated with my father's death).
Sunday was a blur of activity!




First there was coffee. Normally I do Community but today I tried Gevalia and it is yummy!




After a large cup I took my happy hinny sans makeup and looking bad over to Rachel's new place to help her unload and unpack a little.












Team Rachel at rest Sunday! I don't know why everyone was avoiding the camera. We all looked goofy. Well, not me...I looked more like Mickey!




I can't be the only big kid on earth, can I? I may have an extra helping of silly.




When you help friends move...you find they collect the strangest things! Who's addicted to Whataburger??




I decided to help decorate!




There were a ton of these suckers!!
For all the hate I have for moving and the climbing up 3 flights of stairs dread my friends made it fun. Rachel has had a tough couple of months and it was nice to see so many of her friends there for her yesterday and today. Besides it is always a joy when I get to hang out with Chance, Khrystal, Rachel, and Monica! How can you not have fun going up and down and up those stairs a few dozen times?




All those stairs weren't enough for Khrystal and me! We needed a little Trail Therapy!!!
Let me just say I looked like. Hot Mess by this point! See:




It was pretty windy out there. My hair wasn't that crazy. There were some really muddy sections also. Also we ran into another of these:




No problem! Skye is a trooper!




She made it in and out (this is a before shot) pretty much 100%.
We met a nice guy out on the trail today. He reminded me a lot of a friend of mine. Actually this is maybe the 3rd guy I have run into on a trail that reminds me of my friend. Maybe there are mountain biker types? Anyway, for once I was able to help him instead of needing rescue! He had knee surgery and this was his first ride in a year. I guess he had been riding more complicated trails before surgery because LBH was different from how he remembered and he needed direction. There are a lot of loop options on this trail and the signs are lacking. Anyhow, was able to get him where he needed to go and it was nice to be helpful. He also told me I really need a bike rack. I guess he saw me drive up and get my bike out. Men are funny!
Has anyone else noticed how I am always running into the nicest guys on the trails? I'm just saying this is a plus as far as I am concerned. I don't tend to run into them that often off the trail unless you count my male friends who are ├╝ber awesome! Chance & Brandon shout out! Erick long distance shout out!
After all that it was shower, laundry, and maybe perhaps a medically necessary prescription pain killer & anti-inflammatory. The drugs made me pretty loopy. Luckily the dogs didn't mind.
So how was your weekend? Did you get to spend it with some of the most awesome people in your contacts list?
Simply,
Laura
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