Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Today is one of those days when I'd like to start over....hit rewind get back in bed...and start my day over...suppress my emotions and hope for a better outcome. I hope I'm not the only one that this happens to...ever have 'one of those days'?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

nine-nine-0 nine

Ok...I'll admit...I stole this idea from Heather Page's blog. If you've never read her should..I love of my favs! So in honor of today's date 09-09-09, I'm going to list 9 things about me...

*I'm officially addicted to pumpkin spice coffee! If my husband loves me he'll buy some more today :) Just kidding babe...but you'd totally score brownie points if you brought some home this afternoon!

*My mom's birthday was yesterday! My sweet dad got his friend take him to the store and he bought her the most beautiful pair of diamond earrings! It's a sweet story...since my dad's stroke he can't always say what he wants to when he wants to...if you follow that. The part of his brain that was affected by the stroke is the part of your brain that affects your speech. So after he and his friend left physical therapy in Athens yesterday(dad doesn't drive anymore) Dad basically showed his friend where to go (turn by turn) in order to get to the store....because he couldn't say "hey...I'd like to go get Rhonda a birthday present at this store" So sweet!!!!!!!!!!

*Rachel and I are getting back in the swing of things this afternoon and walking 4 miles (up from our usual 3 miles) a few times a week. We took last week off so I'm excited! I think I've even convinced Cory to come do a little training with us!

*Currently I am looking for fabric for curtains for our living room, kitchen and dining room (diff. fabrics of course). I've sort of narrowned down the fabric...but I'm still not 100% on the curtain design/pattern/ any ideas are welcome (from all three of you who read this)!!!

*I'm still sore from hitting softballs on Saturday...depressing!

*Cory and I have considered having professional pics made outside w/the dogs...and in doing some research I discovered this...Frog Hollow (in Dahlonega) does a Sunday Model Project. I think we may make a trip up to D-town and check it out soon. Click on the link to learn more.

*My car has dog hair (Mick the great dane hair) on the ceiling because he rode in the back this weekend on our trip to Monroe. It looked like we had a horse in the back seat. You should see peoples faces when he pokes his head out the window of the car - hilarious!!

*Recently...I've needed to consume chocolate...DAILY

*And last but not least....on Monday I'll have been 'seriously committed' if you will to Cory for a year. He proposed to me on September 14 last year. It was a beautiful Sunday morning and we were headed to church. Only God knew then what a rock and trying road He would lead us on...but all the while making our bond stronger than it would have ever been had we had an easy road to travel leading up to our wedding day. My family is so lucky to have Cory as a part of it. He proved to be more than I could have ever asked for when dad was in the hospital....and even now with dad at home. I'm blessed beyond measure!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Unusually GOOD mood....

I'm not saying that I'm usually in a crabby mood...but for some reason today I'm in the BEST mood.

Maybe it's the cooler less humid weather. I'm super ready for fall!! I won a bet with Cory on Sunday after church (he bet I couldn't guess who sang some strange song he was singing....and I got it was Outkast!) The bet was that if I guessed who sang the song in 4 guesses he'd give me $$ toward Fall decorations for the house. These fall decorations were part of the bet because I saw some at TJMaxx and Ross on Friday night and fell in love with them! So needless to say...our house is now decorated for FALL!!! I love fall...(not so much winter)...but I love the cool weather, the beautiful leaves and football season!

It could be the pumpkin spice coffee Cory brewed for me this morning. We bought it at Fresh Market on Saturday after spending a little time at the gun range (for those of you who know me, I'm sure that mental picture is making you laugh right now!...yes I can now safely operate a 9mm and a 40!...look out!!!) Back to the coffee....pumpkin spice coffee+french vanilla creamer and splenda=so good!!!

Another potential reason for the good mood today is that I'm getting my hair done (colored/trimmed) this evening by my cousin Emily who ownes Roxy Salon and Spa in downtown Monroe (my hometown). If you live nearby and need a great stylist or spa services...this is the place to go! I love getting pampered. And my hair is going to look a thousand times better tonight!!! Also, going back home to Monroe always puts me in a good mood. I love my hometown and a chance to see my mom and dad.

Maybe it's because I like my outfit today. Sounds crazy huh? Do you ever have those days where you feel blah because you aren't 100% impressed with your wardrobe decision for the day? I do that! Yesterday was a phi mu t-shirt and ball cap day...yuck. Today brought with it more motivation and therefore a better outfit! Today's ensenble consist of a cool necklace that Rachel made for me and fun pink shoes that I absolutely LOVE (thank you Pay-Less BOGO)! Oh...HA...don't you worry...I'm not just wearing a necklace and shoes!!! I also went with a pair of jeans and black shirt and cardigan (because fall is cardigan season right?)

I have another reason for the good mood...but that's another topic for another day. And don't worry I'm NOT so many of my other friends! Babies babies worries...NOT least not for a few years, God willing. Though I am super excited about Mr. Walker Zakeri's birth. He belongs to my best friend Meesh!!
He's precious...

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