Thursday, May 27, 2010


Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Holiday weekend!


Lilly Tote Giveaway!

I love walking to the farmer's market.  I love buying fresh fruit and veggies.  I love knowing that I am not only helping myself to the freshest foods I can get my hands on, but that I am also helping local farmers keep their businesses up and running. 

I would, however, love visiting the farmer's market so much more were I carrying this presh Lilly Pulitzer Market Tote on my arm :) 

Isn't it amazing what the right accessories can do to brighten one's day?

Visit Tara at Juleps & Jon Jons to enter to win by June 1!!


ˈvər-sə-təl - Changing or Fluctuating Readily

The word "versatile" sure seems to fit my life right now!  I couldn't pick a better word to describe my thoughts, feelings, relationships, etc.  And so a HUGE thank you to Kim from My Life Through Pink (Green and Blue, too) Colored Glasses for awarding me with the following award:

Here are the rules:

1) Thank the blogger who presented me with this award.
2) Share 7 things about myself.
3) Pass on the award to 15 bloggers you have recently discovered and love!

Alrighty then, here we go:

1.  I am 5'8-1/2" tall.  I have always said I was 5'9", but recently discovered that I'm lacking 1/2".  Even though I'm quite tall, I most often wear high heels.  I don't know why?  When people are around me for the first time and I'm not in heels they usually are quite perplexed.  They say something like " seem so much shorter today for some reason."  Then, they look at my feet.  Then, they look back up at my face.  And they can't figure it out.  And it makes me giggle.  And I don't know why I am so tickled every single time this happens.

2.  I am incredibly intimidated by my blackberry:( It sends messages to the wrong people, and I don't realize that has happened until the wrong person is texting me back and I'm all "what? what? they are so dumb."  But really it's me that's dumb.  It chirps at me and blinks at me and there is always some sort of something that it wants me to check and it stresses me out.  Last night I hid my blackberry under a pillow in the spare bedroom downstairs, and then I went upstairs and went to bed.  Because it did something bad last night.  And I scolded it, but it just kept beeping.  And it upset me.  And I told Louis.  And he offered to eat it.  But I told him no.  Even thought I secretly wanted to let him :-/

3.  I have a slight obsession with shoes and clothes.  As in I should probably hire someone to come to my house and do an inventory of what I really have.  I found yet another tote of clothes yesterday afternoon that I haven't laid eyes on in probably 2-4 years.  They are all precious frocks that fit me perfectly.  For shame T.  For shame!  And here I've just purchased another whole batch of frocks because I didn't believe I had any cute ones for the summer.  Oops.

4.  I am an only child.  I believe this is the reason that I crave time by myself.  My friends don't really understand that concept, and sometimes that can be very frustrating for me :(  I enjoy spending time by myself.  It is healing, and energizing.  No one is asking for, or demanding, or needing anything from me.  I just get to take a break from everyone else's needs and problems and worries. I turned the ringer off on my phone the other day to have "T Time".  Something I used to do every Sunday, and something I desperately want to get back to doing.  Anyway, after 4 hours I checked my phone.  I had 18 missed calls and 22 text messages.  IN FOUR HOURS!!!  And no one died.  Or had a baby.  Or was in an accident.  I need to make some changes, obviously.....

5.  I have issues with the hiccups.  I literally have to turn upside down to get rid of them.  Nothing else works.  NOTHING. And that can be really embarrassing when out and about.  I literally have to back up against a wall, bend over (with legs straight), grab my ankles, and put my head between my knees.  It works in about 1 minute, and I am able to get back to whatever it is that I'm doing.  The only problem is, 9 times out of 10 people think I'm going to throw up and they make a huge scene.  Even if I go to the back, dim, dark corner of an establishment.  Someone always sees me and yells "omg...this chick is about to throw up".  I'm considering investing in a portable easel and sign.  Something I can set up beside myself to save everyone so much confusion.

6.  I cannot drink Jägermeister.  I cannot drink Southern Comfort.  If I drink either of these liquors my night comes to and end.  Abruptly.  I know this.  I have known this since I graduated from college.  But I forgot about it momentarily last night.  And the girl in the bathroom was scared to death I do believe.  But she did offer me a piece of gum.  Which was nice :)

7.  I am ready to get married.  As in for real.  I have absolutely no idea why it has taken me all of these years to "grow up", but I am finally ready.  I am no longer terrified of the prospect of spending the rest of my life with ONE person.  I am no longer worried that if I pick someone (read: say "yes"), that I will change my mind before the big day.  OR...that I will marry them, and then Mr. Right will walk into my life 2 years later....and I will have made the wrong decision.  These are the fears that have haunted me for my whole adult life.  These are the reasons that I have never been able to do it.  To get married.  But now, I am no longer afraid.  I am excited.  I am ready.  I know that when I pick someone I will not regret it.  I will fight with them, and be frustrated with them, and snark at them, but I will not regret them.  Not ever.

I hereby award everyone this blog award.  Because even though I may not have only recently found you, I love you all dearly!  I am so very thankful that you blog.  You have no idea how much your stories and purchases and giveaways brighten my days.  Especially here lately :)  Thank you my friends!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's My Birthday And I'll Dance If I Want To!

The plans have been made. 

Hotel reservations set. 

A few of my closest friends and I are jet setting for my birthday this year.

I'm so excited :)

I'm not disclosing the location because I'm silly that way.  We are just going to disappear into the mist to celebrate ME for a few days.  Then we will return, and I will be one year older.  And that's that.

I've already put together my "birthday suit".  A new frock, shoes and ring will make me feel sassy for sure!  So, if you are out and about the weekend of June 6 and see a girl wearing this:

Join us for a cocktail, and be sure to wish me a Happy Birthday!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Hijacked - Part 2

I can't believe I didn't mention this in my last post. 

I was hijacked again!! 

I'm beginning to get a bit paranoid :(

Saturday night Daisy and I were out and about.  My BlackBerry was blinking furiously so I opened my e-mail to see what was so urgent.  Hmmm....12 e-mails telling me that my e-mail had been undeliverable to certain people.  My e-mail?  What e-mail?  I was out and about and hadn't sent a single e-mail all day. 

I opened the supposed e-mail and almost passed out. 

My e-mail account had sent out a Google Link that took people to an add for Viagra to EVERYONE IN MY ADDRESS BOOK!!  (please note that this would include my previous COO, ex-boyfriend's parents, random people I never communicate with and probably don't want to, etc.)

Each and every single one of them received an e-mail from me about Viagra specials on the internet.

Daisy is cooing in my ear saying "It's okay T.  Really.  Everyone will know your e-mail was hijacked.  Just sign in and change your password ASAP.  No one will ever think you sent that.  Really."

And I thought about it.  And I believe her.  Because who in the world would ever think I sent out something like that?  And, now that I think about it, who hasn't had a friend's e-mail be hijacked in the recent past and received some crap that you know they didn't send.  It's happened to me a few times.

So I breathed a sigh of relief.  And I changed my password.

And then...

A bunch of tool bags that I don't even communicate with started e-mailing me.  Asking me why I was sending them this nonsense.  Really?  Yes, really.  And instead of being embarrassed, I was annoyed.  Seriously people.  I MEAN SERIOUSLY PEOPLE!  Get a life. 

Some other people e-mailed to give me the head's up that my e-mail had been compromised.  They knew, obviously, that I hadn't sent this e-mail out.  One said that it didn't seem to be a virus, but to change my password and to make it more secure.  Another suggested I run an antispyware program.  Regardless, these were nice e-mails from people saying "hey, we know you didn't send's happened to's an idea of how to fix it."

So, if you are one of the people from Group #2.  Thanks :)  I've taken your suggestions, and I think all is well now.  At least...I hope so.  If you are one of the people from Group #1.  Get a life.  Oh, and don't won't ever get another random e-mail from me again.  Or a non-random one.  I've deleted you from my contact list.

Happy Monday!


Sexy? Moi?

It's raining in Smalltown, VA.  I actually feel as if it's been raining here forever.  The grass and the plants are quite enjoying it, but my hair on the other hand....

So another weekend has come and gone.  Weekends feel quite different to me these days.  There are no more quiet nights on the couch, cooking dinner and watching movies.  There is an awful lot of Louis snuggle time though, which is very nice! 

Friday night I decided to head downtown with some friends.  I will say, I was dragging a bit from the lack of sleep during the week and not super excited to be going out.


I tried on my "skinny jeans".  The jeans that you always keep in the closet to gauge yourself.  So that you can try them on and then say "well, I got them on...but they are a liiiiitttlle bit too tight.  but almost!"  Yes.  Those jeans.  Well, I went to the closet and pulled them on.  And do you know what?  They fit.  Perfectly :)

I commenced with the Happy Dance, and my entire mood changed!  I decided that I didn't want to dress in "typical T fashion".  I wanted to make a statement.  And boy did I.  I put on black strappy heels, my Seven for All Mankind A Pockets (THE jeans), and a completely backless black halter clingy top that had a slit down the front to my navel.  Can you believe it?!??!  I felt a bit odd wearing it, but off I went.

I will say that I met more men Friday night than I think I ever have on any given night out and about in Smalltown, VA.  Not that these men were who I am looking for, of course, but it was definitely an ego booster.  Even my guy friends were beside themselves.  One of them said "this definitely goes down as one of the top 3 sexiest things you have ever worn T."  Let's just say that I spent part of Sunday online looking for more "atypical T shirts to wear out in the future"...hahaha...

Saturday morning I was up at 6:30AM.  Uggghhh...  Some of my girlfriends and I had volunteered to help out at a local women's home.  A place where women with alcohol and drug dependency issues come to get their lives back.  It is a beautiful, big, old house with a large yard.  The director of the home wanted to build a meditation garden for the ladies.  She also wanted to re-paint the inside.  My girls and I ended up painting one of the rooms.  Unfortunately I somehow deleted the pictures from my phone that show how the room started out, but here it is in progress...

The room was previously Carolina Blue.  BLECH!  Nothing against Carolina, but in this room it just was NOT working.  At all.  Now it is a very lovely "stone" color of sorts, and I so hope the ladies enjoy it!

The meditation garden was built by another group, and it was absolutely beautiful when finished.  I snapped some pictures, but again....all were lost except for the photo of St. Francis:

After volunteering we all went for lunch, and then I took a 4 hour nap!  This from a girl that never naps. 

When I fell asleep Louis was in this position:

When I awoke, it was because Louis was sitting on my head.  Apparently he'd had enough of nap time and was ready to play!  Thank goodness he did wake me though, as it was 8:15 and I was supposed to be at Daisy's at 8:00. Oops!

Another fun night out.  Another pair of skinny jeans.  Another cute top. 

Sunday I slept in. I didn't go to church :( I really wanted to hear this week's sermon, but when the alarm went off I just couldn't do it.  I was exhausted.  I went down to check on Louis and he couldn't be bothered to open both eyes.  Just one.  And then he closed it.  I took this as my permission to head back to bed. 

Last night everyone went to Daisy's to cook out.  And to watch Napoleon Dynamite.  And to play Frogger.  And to eat ice cream cake.  Fabulous ending to a great weekend.

I'm slowly getting caught back up on reading everyone's blogs.  I'm sorry I've been negligent :-/  I miss your stories.  And your lives.  And I am going to catch up pronto!

Hope your weekend was lovely as well.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Is Something Wrong With Me...Or Does Everyone Think This Is The Funniest Thing Ever?

The other day Hot Child In The City introduced me to Hyperbole and a Half

Now, usually when I'm introduced to a new blog by someone I'm all "okay, I'll have a look".  I read a few posts and most likely find myself going "Zzzzzzzzzzzz...".  I know.  That's mean.  Whatever.  It's true.

So, here I go..clicking through to Hyperbole and a Half, and OH MY GOSH, IT IS SERIOUSLY THE FUNNIEST THING EVER, OR AT LEAST I THINK SO. 

While wasting time working diligently today, I have come across these things that make me laugh so hard I have Diet Coke all over my computer screen currently.

On advertising strategies:

On dealing with "close talkers":

On relationships:

"It is well known that one of the secrets to a long-lasting relationship is continually fending off boredom. To keep things interesting, why not buy your significant other a Kong toy? Stuff some bacon in there and let the fun begin!"

On blog awards:

On Picture Frames:

I'm feeling a bit snarky today, so perhaps that is why I'm finding all of this so humorous.  Or then again, perhaps not. 



Yesterday goes down in the books as one of the worst days of my life :(

The good news is that everything is okay now.  Well, everything with me (and Louis) is okay.  I'm really, really worried about someone that I love very much.  I don't know what to do about it, or how to help, but I'm going pray about it and hope that I figure out what the right course of action is.  Vague, I know, but it's going to stay that way because this isn't my issue.  I know you understand.

What I will tell you all about is how I was hijacked last night.  Well, my Mercedes was hijacked anyway.

Let me begin by saying that due to the situation above I was very fragile yesterday.  I was upset and not quite myself.  I had Flirt! class at 7pm with the girls.  So, I parked in the parking lot where I always do.  I parked between my girlfriends Marilyn Monroe and MK. 

When we came out of class and walked to the parking lot I walked to the spot where my car was, and it was gone.  You heard me.  GONE.  As I said, yesterday was a tough day for me.  So, before freaking out I looked around.  Could I possibly have parked somewhere else?  Hmmm...why couldn't I remember? 

T:  Ummm...where is my car? 
MM: What?
(we all turn and look at the spot between Marilyn Monroe and MK's cars)
T:  Wasn't I parked between the two of you?
MK:  Yep.  You were.  Because I almost parked in such and such spot, but then I parked here on your other side instead.
T:  Okay.  So, where is my car? 
(we all look around the parking lot as if my car has moved itself.  we can't really process what has happened)
MM:  Hold on now, let's call this number to see if you were possibly towed......Well, crap!  They are only open until 5:30.
T:  Do you think?  Do you think I was towed?  I so hope so.  I'm totally okay with that.  I haven't paid a few of those $3 parking tickets.  Oh God, please let that be it.

Marilyn Monroe continues to work her magic and calls everyone under the sun, police included, to get to the bottom of it.  Turns out my car was towed. 

And I breathed a sigh of relief.  That was totally okay with me.  As long as my car was safe.  MK said she would take me to the towing place in the morning.  Marilyn Monroe gave me a ride home. 

As I laid on the couch with Louis last night, all I kept saying to myself was "thank you God that this day is over".

Flash Forward to This Morning...

MK and I head to the towing place.  We get lost for about 20 minutes, but we eventually find it.  The guys are all chatty and smiley as if they love what they do.  WTF? 

T:  Yesterday was quite possibly one of the worst days of my life.  And then you towed my car.
Tow Guy: Yea, sorry about that.
T:  Here's an idea....have you ever thought of leaving a Post It note or something?
Tow Guy:  Huh?
T:  I thought my car had been stolen!  You can imagine, I'm sure, how upsetting that was.  Clearly if you had left a Post It note indicating you had towed my car you would have saved me from calling 911.  It's just a suggestion, but perhaps one you should consider.
Tow Guy and Random Icky Guy:  bahahahahahahahahaha...yea

So, $264 later my car is delivered to me at the front door.  Yep, $264.  Here's the thing, only $150 of it was towing.  This girl had acquired $114 in parking tickets and not paid them.  Bad, bad T :(  So it was my fault.  Completely.  I accept that, and I'm not mad.  I got caught, I paid the price.  HOWEVER, I still maintain that a Post It note would have been simple common courtesy.

Now For the Best Part of the Story....

I get these yellow parking tickets in the side window of my car all of the time.  I save them.  I keep them in my console.  AND THEN....when I park, and don't pay, I cleverly slide them into the side window.  My thought process is that the parking attendant will think he's already ticketed me.  It works all the time.  Really, it does!  However, the last time it didn't work.  There was a second ticket in my window.  I just threw it into the console, and didn't read it.  UNTIL TODAY. 

Let's discuss...

First, please notice the date.  WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK!  The day before they towed my car!  Seriously?  How could I not read this and recognize that it was time to PAY UP? 

Second, they actually tried to warn me!

Third, I am a complete jerk.  And I get it.  And although I started laughing so hard when I found this in my console this morning, I also wanted to punch myself. 

And finally, it made me wonder....are most of the problems in my life self inflicted?  If I took the time to pay more attention to what was going on around me, would I save myself a lot of hassle?  Not to mention $150?

Lesson of the day your parking tickets.  EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Boy is All Grown Up

Not much to say today.  I'm exhausted.  Didn't sleep AT ALL last night.  But that's another story for another day.

Today I'm going to take you back to a day not so long ago.  A day when Louis first went riding in his booster seat.  A day when I thought Louis was "such a big boy!". 

(this was in early December 2009)

And then flash forward to yesterday.  Louis was groomed yesterday, and as we were heading down my street I turned around and looked over my shoulder.  What I saw almost made me slam on my brakes.  Is it possible?  Has my little man grown THAT much?

Yep, it's true.  My boy is all grown up.  And honestly, I'm a little sad about that :(


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pet Silhouette - Giveaway!

There are pictures all over my home of the people in my life that I treasure.  Friends and family adorn my walls and tables.  But there are no pictures of Louis! Poor baby :(

I've decided to do a bit of re-decorating at the house in keeping with my fresh start, and I want to be sure that Louis has a BIG presence in my home.  Because after all...he is my heart.

I've ordered this watercolor from Etsy shop k9artgallery:

and it should be arriving any day.  I also stopped by E, Myself, and I's blog and see that she is hosting a giveaway!!  (Well, her golden Addy is actually hosting the giveaway, but it's on E's blog, so....)

Do you have a precious pet that you would enjoy a hand painted silhouette of?  I know I sure do!  Visit Addy's Giveaway on E, Myself, and I's blog to enter to win! 


Monday, May 17, 2010

Seersucker Suite Movie Review - Love Happens

AND....HERE WE GO!  Another predictable movie, right?  Love Happens.  So...can YOU guess what's going to happen?  Yea, yea...

BUT...this one was different.  Predictable?  Yes.  Meaningful?  Surprisingly yes.  I mean that.  Maybe it's because I've suffered loss in my life that I've never dealt with.  I've adopted the A-OKAY front, while flashing a smile.  Maybe I could relate so well to the main character in this movie because it became painfully clear that the saying:

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger!

....doesn't really help at all.  And maybe isn't even true?  I'm not sure.  I just know that this movie got to me.  Not the love story part.  That was sleepy.  The internal struggle of the main character, and his inability to accept a loss so great he couldn't process it.  That's what got to me.  The fact that one can go on day after day without anyone knowing what is really going on inside.  And I'm not just speaking of myself.  I'm speaking of others I know.  Others who have such internal angst that I've glimpsed on occasion.  And it has scared the hell out of me.  To know what resides inside of them.  And to know that people can hide such pain and suffering so well. 

So, now that I've completely freaked you out I'm going to also tell you that if you aren't looking for anything so terribly deep in this movie you probably won't find it.  You may very well watch it on a date night and giggle and smile, or even yawn.  And that's okay.  It just mean something more to me, and for that reason I award Love Happens:

TWO SEERSUCKER SUITS!  I definitely think it's worth renting, but I'm not 100% sure I would recommend putting it at the TOP of your list :) 


Seersucker Suite Movie Review - Leap Year

Next up was Leap Year.  I know, I know...another predictable movie. it's defense, it took place in Ireland.  And I'm ready to start planning another trip abroad.  So, I thought I might check out the scenery (read...what the men look like there since the last time I went abroad I met an Earl who still may be Mr. Right, but I'm pretty sure he isn't). Anyway, I digress....

Another movie I could have written.  Actually, had I written it it would have been a bit more clever.  I kept thinking "ooh...I bet this precious thing will happen".  And it didn't.  Something less precious did.  But that's okay.  I will admit that I had an uber cheesy grin on my face through the whole movie.  And the accents!  Ahhhhhh...the accents.  Be still my beating heart.

There is one concept in this movie that I adore.  It has to do with "your 60 seconds".  And when I think about MY 60 seconds I get it.  I really, really get it.  And, if I try to imagine what those we shall not speak of would do with their 60 seconds, I believe I would find out something I didn't want to.  And it made me glad to know that I don't have to worry about that disappointment anymore.

So, for hotness of lead actor (in a dirty, "I live in the middle of nowhere Ireland" kind of way), for beautiful scenery, for moments of clarity, for $600 heels and Louis Vuitton luggage, and most importantly for cheesy grins I'm going to give Leap Year:

TWO SEERSUCKER SUITS!  Now, I realize I may lose some credibility with readers here, but I get a free pass for a while.  Right?  I'm all heart broken, fragile as a flower, pretty pretty princess and bare with me.  The movie made me smile, so I'm giving it 2 Seersucker Suits.  End of story :)


Seersucker Suite Movie Review - Did You Hear About the Morgans?

First movie of the evening was Did You Hear About the Morgans?  Now, I'm going to be honest.  I wasn't really expecting much from this one.  So, I wasn't really disappointed when I watched it and thought to myself the entire time:

"T, why are you not a movie writer (or whatever they are called)?  Why are you not filthy rich?  You could have written this story in your sleep.  Actually, my dear, I think you dreamed something much like it a bit ago.  Only you were SJP's character and Hugh Grant played himself I think?  Regardless, you have missed your calling."

You get my point.  It was something to watch on a Sunday afternoon.  I actually fast forwarded through parts of it because at certain times Louis would look at me and roll his eyes.  And then I knew it was bad.  Really bad.

ONE SEERSUCKER SUIT.  I would suggest waiting for it to be shown on TBS.  For free.  And even may want to check Lifetime for an After School Special that could possibly be a bit less predictable.  If that's possible.


Beach Chairs, Burns & Back to Reality...

Hi there! 

It's me. 

Just dropping in to say hi and to give you a little update :) 

- The beach was glorious.  SO MUCH FUN.  However, my bum is looking a little like this at the moment:

In a bad way. As in a cherry tomato red way :(  I'm finally able to sit down, so I think I'm going to survive!

- There were a group of guys at the beach that we hung out with.  The one I ended up talking to was 20.  Shoot me now!  I'm trying to go UP in age, not DOWN....

- I am the owner of a new beach chair.  Not JUST a beach chair.  The beach chair to rival all beach chairs.  Tommy Bahama says so :)  It is not only a chair, it is also a cooler.  It is ALSO a satchel.  And finally, it is ALSO a backpack.  Seriously?  Yep.  Seriously.  Go ahead and be envious, it's okay :)

- While I was at the beach I missed my Flirt! class.  Daisy made the class up on Tuesday, so she proceeded to attempt to teach H and I what we had missed.  Ummm...yea.  Apparently it was "wall dance" night.  This week is "lap dance" night.  What have I gotten myself into? 

- When I picked up Louis on Saturday he was exhausted.  I love when he gets to play with his little friends and gets gobs of exercise.  My house is pretty low key, although we do play fetch and stuff.  Anyway, after 3 days of playing with his friends (one of which is also a westie called Finlay) he was ready for nap time: 

(he slept for 8 hours straight!)

- Saturday night was a cocktail party/cook out at a friends house.  I rocked a white shorts romper.  You heard it here first folks!  T is a fan of the romper.  I already own 2 of them, but they are pants rompers.  Never expected to see myself sporting the shorts version, but.....  when you loose a significant amount of weight and realize that your body pretty much resembles what you looked like in college you've got to take advantage of it my friends!  So, I did :)  I can't really find any good pictures of me wearing it, but here's the idea....

-Sunday's sermon at church was another good one!  Very thought provoking for sure.  What I took away from it was to quit looking for "signs" in life from God.  God has given you directions on how to make the best decisions for yourself.  The decisions HE wants you to make.  So why then do I keep looking for signs?  Right before the sermon was prayer time.  I asked God if this time he could put a big red bow on Mr. Right so that I didn't overlook him.  I tend to do that.  Focus on Mr. Right Now, rather than Mr. Right.  A big red bow would be really helpful.  Then, the sermon commenced and it was as if God was saying "T, seriously?  You are no dummy.  I will not tie a big red bow on Mr. Right because you are smart enough to recognize him.  It's up to you to stop wasting your time on these silly little Mr. Right Nows who you get tired of when the novelty wears off.  Haven't you learned that by now?  Get it together girl!"  And so, I'm going to do that.  I'm going to get it together.  I don't care what the palm reader tells me...I'm not going to believe her.  (Did I ever tell you guys that story?  The one about the palm reader?)  Because let's be serious, whether or not you are a Christian.  Whether or not you believe that God has a plan for you.  You can't seriously tell me that you believe in palm readers!  Can you?

- Sunday night was movie night.  Three movies were viewed at T's house and I've got three Seersucker Suit Movie Reviews coming your way!

Hope your weekend was lovely.  I'm rocking my yellow wellies today.  Paddington Bear is in the house:)


Monday, May 10, 2010

My Weekend Was...

Yes, MCW I'm stealing this from you, I hope you don't mind :) 

- Outside "After 5" event with a group of friends Friday night

(L, Daisy, me, The Voice of Reason and Barbie)

- Dinner with friends and then drinks far too late into the night....

- Woke up Saturday morning to find that Louis ate my cell phone.  It was in pieces.  It didn't work...AT ALL.  I don't know how he got it off of the table, but it was a goner :(

- T is the proud owner of a new Blackberry Curve.  I have never wanted a Blackberry.  Never.  But now I have one.  Because change is good.  And I need to just jump right in and figure out the next chapter of my life.  And I'm going to do it with a Blackberry in my hand.  And everything is going to be just fine.

- Brunch with one of my favorite couples on Saturday morning and mimosas on the patio.

- Louis cuddle time on Saturday afternoon.

- Wine and Smores on the patio with some friends Saturday night

(I want one of these fire pits, they are awesome!!)

- Sunday morning church with another group of friends.  I can't wait to visit this church again.  It's completely different than "my church", and I mean that in a good way.  Lots of young people.  Not at all pretentious.  Just a group of people wanting to have a relationship with God, and with each other. 

- I met a bloggy friend at church.  Such a small world!  She came up to me and said "Desperately Seeking Seersucker!" and I said "her blog name", and it was awesome.  She's absolutely lovely, and I look forward to getting to know her in real life :)

- Brunch after church with friends.  It's amazing to me how blessed I am!  I have so many different groups of friends from all different aspects of my life.  I plan to spend the next few months working on growing and nurturing these friendships.  Any relationship needs love and attention and effort, or it will just fade away.  I don't want that to happen with any of these people because they are so important to me.  So special.  Such GOOD people.  AND...they have kept a constant smile on my face ALL WEEKEND LONG.  And that, my friends, is something :)

- A new-ish friend was at brunch on Sunday and he has his pilots license.  He said "hey, let's fly to Vegas".   Babbo Natale shrugged her shoulders and I thought "why not?".  He says he's going to show me how to fly...because I'm terrified of it.  I do it all the time, but I'm terrified.  I don't know if that will ever happen, but it gave me the most wonderful feeling of freedom....and I liked that :)  Besides, how could you not giggle at the thought of Babbo Natalie, me and new-ish friend flying around in a small aircraft on our way to Vegas.  Okay, maybe it isn't such a good idea....

- Sunday evening I started packing for the beach.  I also did a lot of reflecting on what I had learned over the weekend.  Sunday's sermon was amazing.  It was exactly what I needed to hear.  I also heard some other little quotes, if you will, that were exactly what I needed to hear.  I think I just need to be constantly reminded that I'm doing the right thing.  That this is how it is supposed to be.  And if you find yourself in a place where you aren't so sure anymore, just repeat after me:

"Never allow someone to be your priority, while allowing yourself to be their option."

"Missing someone is far different from loving the person still."

Then again, you may have already seen these quotes if you are following me on Twitter.  Yes, I'm tweeting.  I can't promise that it will last, but this new Blackberry is entertaining at the moment.  Follow me at DSSeersucker


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I Know You Will Understand

Bumpkin on a Swing suggested that I take another pause.  She said that it would be good for me.  I think she's right.

I've been out and about with friends every night.  Because that is what you are supposed to do. 

I smile and laugh and carry on.  Because that is what you are supposed to do.

People hear that I'm single now, and they tell me that they are sorry.  I say "it's for the best".  Because that is what you are supposed to do.

People hear that I'm single now and they ask me out.  I don't want to go.  I don't want anyone new.  But I feel as if I should.  Because that is what you are supposed to do.

But not here. 

This blog is my world, and here I get to say and do what I want.  Only....I don't have anything to say right now.  So I'm going to take another pause, and when I find my smile again....I'll be back. 

Your heart just breaks, that's all. But you can't judge, or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.

-- Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I have a new blog header, did you notice?  I know with the bomb I dropped on you in my last post it may have been easy to overlook.  Perfect timing for a new header if you ask me.  Fresh start and all :) 

A huge thank you to Dawn from Lydia and Pugs for all of her hard work.  I so wish I had talent like that!    Visit her at to see some of her wonderful creations. 

In other news:

-  I have lost 10 lbs.  Not at all the way I had planned to, of course, but such is life.

-  I am going to the beach with some girlfriends next week.  I can't wait.  Just what the doctor ordered :)

-  This Thursday I am starting a "Flirt!" class with a bunch of my girls.  I'm a little nervous.  Not exactly sure how I feel about it.  We received an e-mail this week telling us to bring 3 songs that "get us going", a yoga mat and a blind fold.  EGADS! What have I gotten myself into?  All I know is that there is a stripper pole in the middle of the studio.  I'll keep you posted.... 

I went to a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday.  It was great fun!  I enjoyed getting out and socializing a bit :)  I didn't take any pictures, and there isn't a good one on Facebook that shows my outfit.  I wore a Lilly from a few years ago: 

With pink espadrilles and a big white hat. 

Sunday evening I got together with a big group of friends for dinner and movie night on Daisy's patio.  We watched The Hangover.  Yes, yes...we've all seen it plenty of times.  The guys wanted to watch Avatar, but the girls voted for The Hangover.  I dare say we laughed just as hard this time as we did the first time we saw it.  Perhaps a bit too much wine? 

Last night a group of people got together at a local restaurant for after work cocktails and bocce ball.  I wore one of my favorite sundresses and it was a lovely evening.  I stayed for a few hours, and then left with a very good friend to have dinner.  I had homemade chicken and dumplings.  I am ashamed to say, being from THE SOUTH and all, that I've never had chicken and dumplings before.  Verdict = T is a fan!  Yummy :)

Then, I went home for some snuggle time with this one:

....but he was already out.

So that's about it.   

I'm really behind in reading blogs and commenting.  Work has been super busy, which is good, but it's hindering my ability to keep up with all of the gossip!  Bare with me, okay?