Thursday, September 30, 2010


Just an FYI...I have been having a lot of trouble with emails I send going to people's spam folders.  It happens almost every time I email someone for the first time.  So, if you have emailed me and never heard a response (or think you never heard one) check your spam folder!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

5 Question Friday

Friday is here...again.  See, unlike most people I get totally bummed when Friday is here because I work on the weekends.  So to me Friday is like everyone else's Sunday.  But oh well!  I'm just glad I have the job!

So, since it's Friday that means it's time for Mama M's Five Question Friday.  Here are this weeks questions.

1.  If you could speak with a different accent what would it be?
I actually really like accents from Hispanic countries.  I can't stand Australian accents.  I'm not sure why.

2.  Can you fall asleep anywhere? (Floor, couch, deck, etc)
I guess a lot depends on how tired I am.  I'm thinking that the floor is definitely out but I haven't actually tried it in a while.  I can fall asleep on the couch but I won't stay asleep.  I get really hot on the couch.

3.  Do you use public restrooms?  If so, do you sit on the toilet?
Yes and yes.  It's the squatters that pee on the toilet so if they didn't do that the toilet seats wouldn't have pee on them.  I mean I don't know about you but I don't see how the people who sit can possible get pee on the seat.

4.  If you were stuck in an elevator for 24 hours what celebrity would you most want to be stuck with?
Probably Matt Lauer, Tom Brokaw, or Brian Williams.  I think being news reporters is one of the coolest jobs ever.  They get to go to a lot of different places and meet a lot of different people.  I would love to hear some of their stories.

5.  Where did you and your significant other go on your first date?
I don't currently have a significant other thank you very much!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Unfortunately it's that time of year again when I'm in school, Belli is in school, and life as we know it gets thrown into a vortex of craziness.  So here is what we have been up to lately:

I am taking three classes this semester and I have to do 40 observation hours before the end of the semester.  I've been doing them at the same school Belli is so that way I can just drop her off, do my hours, pick her up and be done for the day.  I've also been doing some of them in the afternoon at a preschool for children with Autism.  The classes that I am observing are high functioning and so far it has been a lot of fun!  Definitely a learning experience if nothing else.

Because two of my classes are online classes there is a lot more work than I am used to so I'm having to find time to go to the library or go to class early to get some time in to study and get that work done.  Fortunately my mom has been super awesome about watching her for me!

Belli has been doing really well at school and with her walking.  She will actually walk around the living room now without me making her.  I think it is finally clicking that walking doesn't have to be a chore, it's something people actually do! 

She also started Sunday school yesterday.  I think she enjoyed it but when I came in to pick her up she stood up in her walker and some little boy started pulling on it trying to knock her down.  So, I'm not totally sure how long this will last.  We will see though.

I'm thinking about moving my blog to Wordpress.  Any thoughts about that?  Anyone use Wordpress?  Anyone switch from Blogger to Wordpress?  I would love to hear your thoughts.  I have already moved all of my old posts to Wordpress but I am still playing around with it.  I will let you know though if I officially make the move.  I'm not really sure I want to go through all of the trouble that I have been through setting this blog up again but we will see!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Conversations With Stupid People

I have a lot of them.  Quite frequently as a matter of fact.  Most of the time these conversations occur at work.  I'm a leasing agent and an apartment complex for those of you who don't know.  This conversation I had yesterday is an example.

Me:  Hi!  What can I do for you today?
Lady:  I'm looking for a one bedroom apartment.
Me:  Ok, when were you looking to move?
Lady:  Tomorrow.
Me:  Oh, well we won't have a one bedroom until October.
Lady:  Well, I can wait until October.  Can I see one.
Me:  No, they are all occupied right now so I don't have any to show but I can show you a two bedroom that is similar.

(The lady and I then go to said two bedroom apartment)

Me (while showing the apartment):  Now, the kitchen's in the one bedroom will have all the appliances just like the two bedroom does but it will be a little smaller.  It will cut off about right here (at this point I show the lady where it will cut off) so you will lose a little bit of counter and cabinet space but you do still get all of the appliances including the built in microwave.
Lady (about ten seconds later):  Now is the kitchen in the one bedroom smaller than this one.
Me:  Ugh....yeah.
Lady:  Oh, well about how much smaller is it?
Me:  It will cut off about right here. (I show her where...again).
Lady:  Well will there still be room for all of the appliances?
Me:  Yep.
Lady:  Including the microwave?
Me:  Yes...


Friday, September 10, 2010

5 Question Friday

Hip hip hooray!  It's Friday!  Time for Mama M's Five Question Friday!

1.  Do you feel guilty spending money on yourself?
Absolutely!  Money is definitely not something I have a lot of so unless all of my credit card balances are zero and don't owe anyone any money, and it's rare for both of those things to happen at the same time, I feel really guilty buying myself something.  Even if it's something I need.

2.  How well do you know your neighbors?
With the exception of one (who has lived next door to us since my parents moved here like 30 years ago or so) I don't really know them very much at all.  I know the lady's name that lives across the street from us and I know the man's name that lives next to her.  That's about it...

3.  What age are you looking forward to being?
Whatever age I am when I am finished with school, have a job, and have a place of my own.  If all goes according to plan that should be when I am 26.

4.  Do you get excited when the mail come?  Why or why not?
I used to.  Back when I was married and could pretty much pay every bill down to zero each month.  It was triumphant for me.  Now...not so much.

5.  What is your earliest childhood memory?
I have a few from right around the same time so I'm not positive which one was first but they all take place when I was three and at Mother's Day Out.  I loved that place and they had an AWESOME playground.  It totally wouldn't pass any of the safety codes that they have now a days but it was just fine for us then!

Go link up if you want to play along!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Five Question Friday

*Don't forget to visit this link to get a peek at Belli's 3 year old pictures!*

It has been a loooooooong day.  Belli woke up last night at about 12:30 and puked all over her bed.  Then she woke up at about 5:45 and informed me that she was ready to come get in my bed and then proceeded to talk to me for the next 45 minutes while I tried to go back to sleep.  We then drove two hours in the car to meet her grandparents from Mobile so she could spend the weekend down there.  I'm tired.  And as soon as I do Mama M's Five Question Friday I am getting in my bed, turning on Bones, and relaxing!  And missing Belli too of course!

1.  What do you do when you have time to yourself?
See the sentence above.

2.  When you look out of your kitchen window what do you see?
Why Bagel sunbathing of course!
This picture was actually taken a couple of summer ago though.  Bagel is 14 years old now and doesn't quite have the agility she used to have to get up on that table.  Now she just sunbathes in the grass.

3.  Who/What would you want to be reincarnated as?
A penguin...what I would give to be cold all the time.

4.  What is your biggest pet peeve about other people's kids?
People who let their kids do whatever they want in the name of "being fun" or "letting them be a kid."  Whooptie Do Dah Day.  I'm fun and I let Belli be a kid but I sure as heck don't let her do whatever she want.

5.  Regular or diet soda?
I normally prefer regular drinks but the only diet drink I won't drink is Diet Coke.  Gross!!!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wanna See Belli's 3 Year Old Pictures?

Then just visit this site right here on Facebook to get a sneak peek!  You can also go to her photography site for more pictures and pricing!

These pictures were done by a childhood friend and wonderful photographer, Jennifer Young.  If you live in the Birmingham or Auburn area and need some pictures done she is great!  She is very creative and Belli has a great time!  So if you want something other than the run of the mill studio portraits I highly recommend her!

Hurry!  Go look!