Thursday, November 26, 2009


I just finished a massive amount of food. It was so good. And yeah everyone says, "Oh my family has the best food." But really, I swear that my family practically created Thanksgiving and the delicious food traditions that come with it.
Turkey, dressing, green been casserole, corn, cranberry sauce. That's only to name a few. And to top it all off... the best most delicious wonderful tasty cheesecake in the whole world, thanks to my momma. Well my aunt made it this year but she followed the recipe diligently.
I love my family. I miss Katie and wish she was here. I love my Dallas Cowboys jersey. I love when my niece Jordyn sleeps on me.
Wishing everyone has a much love in their life today as I do.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Give Thanks

Things I am Thankful for:

1. My family. I know everyone says that but when you have a family like mine, you really are thankful.
2. Food. There are lots of people that don’t get to enjoy the deliciousness that I will be cramming in my face over the next few days.
3. My nieces. I can’t just lump them into the family category because they are something totally unique and different. I love them more than they can imagine and sometimes at work I just look at their pictures for a few minutes and it makes me happy.
4. I am thankful for a brother that loves me and has a relationship with me.
5. I am thankful he married a girl just like me who is my friend and takes an active interest in my life.
6. My car. I love it. A lot.
7. Sophie dog. She is my pal. And keeps me warm at night.
8. A great job and great people I work with. It really makes going to work bearable. Sometimes even enjoyable.
9. Friends. And I mean really good friends that love me and care about me and want me to succeed in life. You know who you are.
10. Pretty dresses. They are so much fun and make you feel so jazzy.
11. Working out. I like it and it makes me feel good and keeps me healthy. I hope I always want to do it.
12. High heels. And I mean, high heels. Not the kitten ones, or the 2 in ones. I mean the 3-4 in ones that hurt your feet but make your legs look so good.
13. Butterflies in your stomach.
14. OSU- Truly the best alma mater
15. Stuffing (or dressing)- the best addition to a thanksgiving meal
16. Having a beer on a patio. Such a luxury in life.
17. Paris, France
18. Not waking up to an alarm on weekends.
19. Answered and unanswered prayers
20. My Christmas tree….it just doesn’t feel like Christmas without one.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The 6 am alarm came early this morning after going to the last home OSU football game last night. We barely pulled out a win against the Colorado Buffalos but we did and I am proud of the team for pulling together and playing without our star QB. Next week against OU should be an interesting one.

This week has been a busy one as usual. Something to do every night of the week. Monday I got to go to Target and buy a new dress for a wedding with Kent this weekend. And I indulged in some new sky high suede Guess heels from DSW with my $20 off coupon! I didn’t tell Kent that less than 24 hours after he asked me to go to his sister’s wedding that I was shopping for a complete new outfit :) You know boys don’t understand how us girls need to look fab at every event we attend! And something like this is definitely new outfit worthy.

Tonight is my friend Harlan’s birthday celebration in Tulsa. We are eating dinner at McNellie’s downtown and then riding the trolley around for the rest of the night.

Next week will be busy I am sure with lots of planning for T-day at my Deeya’s and then maybe some wedding work on Saturday with the auntie, mom, and cousin.

This week has also been a little trying for some important people in our lives. My mom’s best friend (and my second mother) Anne lost her dad to a battle with brain cancer this week. And my mom’s good friend Kathy lost her mom last night. Really makes you cherish every moment you have with your mother, grandmother, father, etc and remember how much our world would be different without them.

Also, a shout out to Natalie. I am listening to an old Rodger Wilko cd at work today and it takes me right back to the old Wormy Dog in Stillwater. Man, I miss those days!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cat Calling

So apparently I am the new object of every City of Tulsa worker’s affection on my street this month. They are building a new house across the street and they are also working on the water line, so we are blessed with a plethora of grungy, gawking workers every morning. Last week, one of them whistled as I got out of my car. This morning, one of them asked my name as I walked through my front yard. Look friends, you have torn up my driveway, freaked out my dog beyond repair, and make more grunting noises than a hippo giving birth, please leave me alone and finish the job at hand. I’m sure I will see you again soon when you decide to tear up something else on my street.

I went to a Halloween party last Friday night at Remington Race track in OKC. They reserved a suite and had a great little get together. I dressed up as a beer garden girl and Kent was Doogie Howser. They had a bottle of St. Pauli beer and I looked just like the girl on the bottle. We had a great time and luckily, I put a reserve pair of boy shorts in my purse, cause you knew the tights would rip right in the middle of the party!

I don’t want to talk about Saturday’s game against Texas. We played like crap and threw too many interceptions and couldn’t catch the passes that we had thrown right into our hands.
But baby Jordyn got to come to the game and she was dressed up like a bunny and she was a big hit in the stadium. She just stared with her big beautiful eyes and would smile and then lay her head on my chest like she was shy. Sweetest thing ever. I want her to hit 6 months and then stay that age forever.

Sunday I woke up after a 12 hour hibernation to a sore throat, body aches, and chills. Lovely. So I posted up on the couch and fell back asleep.
After plenty of rest, I woke up Monday feeling much better. Thank goodness, I really don’t want to get swine flu