Friday, January 31, 2014

Do you want to party?

Are you getting ready for the Superbowl?

Me too!

I am pretty excited this year.  Why?  Because I am not really invested in either of the teams playing this year.  Last year, well last year, that wasn't the case.  I sat on the edge of my seat praying that that Ravens would bring it home.

You  know what?  They did.  But it was a close call.

Too close if you ask me.

This year, not so much.

I get to enjoy the food and spending some time with my main squeeze.

So I have a favorite team.  No.  But I think the Seahawks may go all the way this year.  Honestly, they have earned it.

So I'm cooking Eric's Taco Soup along with Jim's favorite Buffalo Chicken dip.  I will post pictures next week along with the recipe's so stay tuned.

In the mean time, I'm sharing this Mom Superbowl video because it made me smile.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cold day in Florida

Yesterday I got a free day.


Because we had an ice storm in Florida.

You know how ridiculous that statement sounds.  We had an ice storm in Florida.  FLORIDA!

Okay, so they had reduced operations where I work and it was kind of nice having an unexplained day off.  But I was bored.

What did I do?  I'm so glad you asked.  I worked on catching up my GoodReads list.  That was good because I have been taking some time to read since the new year rolled around.  Although, now I am rethinking the whole 200 books in one year.  I only got through ten this month.  Maybe 200 is a little ambitious.

Back to the ice storm.  It was pretty intense.  I haven't felt temps like that since we went to Michigan to visit or back when we lived in Alaska.  It's just not normal.  See, in Florida we use salt for our Margarita's not for our roads.  (Wish I could take credit for that, but I got it from a friend.)

I also updated my Facebook status.  Quite a few times.  Seriously bored.

Checked my work email way too many times.

I was not sucked into another young adult drama marathon.  But it was close.

Here's what I learned from yesterday.  I am not an idle girl.  Don't get me wrong, I love my weekends.  I look forward to my weekends.  I LIVE for my weekends.  But when I get a day off, unexpectedly, in the middle of the week I need to have a plan.  Without a plan I end up losing a whole day.  There are things I could have been doing.  Unfortunately, they didn't come to me until dinner time.


I can't exist without my schedules.  This is what I learned from my cold day in Florida.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What I got out of January

January is almost over.  Wow!

Where did it go?

I have no idea.

In other news, you know I am part of a totally kick ass book club that meets once a month.  We met through Twitter and we have been going strong for over three years now.  Wow.  Three years.

And thanks to this wonderful gaggle of gals, it's official.  I am hooked on sappy YA romance novels.

Don't judge me.

It actually makes a weird kind of sense.  I didn't have the whole love-at-a-young-age kind of thing.  Yes there was a boy I was hung up on, a boy who didn't even know I existed.

Then there was the guy I...You know.

But that wasn't a long drawn out love story.  More like a down and dirty 3 Stoogies movie you can only watch one.  Thank God for that.

So my experience with young love was non-existent until I started reading about it.  And can I just say this?  I love it.  All of it.  The drama.  Lordy, I remember the drama from those days all too well.  Okay, not as much drama as you may find in between the pages of say, an Abbi Glines book, but you get the drift.

So I just finished a new one.  Maybe its not newly published.  I don't know.  But it was new to me, and I loved it.

That's it.  All I got.  I was just in the mood to share.  The picture.  That's the one I just finished.  If you are a fan of the YA romance genre and you like them sappy like me, than give this one a go and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


This year I am challenging myself to a 200 book year.

Can I do it?


That is my goal.

I have others.  Those new years resolutions, pesky things.  Of course I've made more, but this year I've decided not to focus on the same old ones I normally do.  Dieting, weight, blah, blah, blah.  Nope, not this girl.  This year, it's all about making me a better me.  

To start with, the hubs and I are going to have a regular date night once a week.  This really isn't anything new, but we have made it official.

Also, we are working to get debt free.  

And finally, we are cleaning out the house.  We are going to go room by room and get rid of all of the stuff we don't need.  Stuff-we have a lot of it.  

So today, I'm resting, relaxing, reading and getting ready to head back to work tomorrow.  I'm going to start tomorrow and every day forward like it was on purpose.