Friday, April 30, 2010


Sorry for the lack of posts this week, actually had work to do - imagine that!

Fun weekend plans lie ahead...

The BF and I are headed here -

Niagara Falls!!

Hopefully we will survive our first road trip together! =)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Swimwear to Silliness.

This past weekend I decided it was time.

The idea of it was crushing, and in the past has even been tear worthy but I knew it was coming and was prepared to waste away a couple hours of my life that would inevitably end badly (or nicely, depending on how you feel about insatiably consuming a pint of Ben&Jerry's).

So, I took the brave step forward and stepped into what I consider my own, slightly subdued version of hell.

Bathing suit shopping!!!

The thought of it is often cringe inducing however I am relieved to say that this experience was not nearly as horrific as past ventures have been. In fact I found myself enjoying it!! How could this be? Wellllll, thanks to my mom, I have come across a hidden gem. A boutique of sorts that most fashionably inclined women wouldn't think to consider... Lands' End Canvas.

It has been a long time since I have been able to bathing suit shop and not feel as though I am 400 pds and gaining; part of this is because of my oh so lovely big "bubbies".  The clothes are very reminiscent of J. Crew yet not so reminiscent of J. Screw price tags :)

The real kicker is, that it is only online and in Sear's stores! Sears, can ya beleive it?! Here is a little snapshot of what you will find, I spent a good hour and a half trying on different items and adding the finishing touches to my summer wardrobe.

Not to mention the fact that I find their ads to be sort of dreamy, don't you? :)

Oh and before I have to check out I have been meaning to post about this since last week, if you have time check out my friend Nikki's blog:

She is hysterically honest and for that I love her! :-p  Here is a preview:

"I'll admit it... I am a Fatso. I may not look like a chub monster but I certainly eat like one."
Our shared love for ice cream is one of the many reasons for our friendship =)

Lastly, I came across this quote today and thought of you. I have enjoyed every moment of silliness with you darlin'!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cleaning shop.

Ah what a day. Things with the property I have been so excited about purchasing are starting to fall bummed. I need to just trust that everything happens for a reason and there is some purpose for this but considering all the work that has already gone into it, and what a great opportunity it is I can't help but feel a bit let down. Nothing is set in stone and I am hoping and doing my best to figure it out - so cross your fingers, say a prayer, do a dance - whatever ya'll do to ask for guidance from the banker angels that lurk above us! :-p Please and thank you.

Hoping to save this day from complete disaster I decided I would be productive and clean out my computer. Meaning, I decided to go thru my "Favorites" and do some much needed deleting. Some of these go back to two years ago! My life has gone thru so many ups and downs along the way - I got a chuckle out of some of them :)

- Such a funny site, definitely check it out (great little somthin' somethin' to send your bfs way)

- A site all about "creative writing". My guess is I woke up one morning, felt the need to expand my intellectual horizons and decided to dive into the world of writing. This lasted approximately 24 hrs.

- This is a blog that I have been following for awhile now. Dennis Leary is from Worcester, (hometown boi!) and his wife is someone I have found to be very accessible. Not a hoity toity supahstahhh. They live on a dreamy, whimsical farm in CT. It is a very nice blog to read every once and a while.

- I must have added this chica's blog to my "fav's" before I had my own blog! Love this gurl!

- Spent some time at this Inn last summer and had a blast each time. If you like woodsy, campy, upstate Maine definitely check it out!

- Maybe I was having one of those "fat" days or maybe I was genuinley interested in running a marathon...either way its a bit laughable right now. Especially since I ran three miles last night and felt as though I was going to pass out!

- Wanted to do this last summer and honestly cannot wait until I put away some time and dig my heels into this. What a great, great program :)

Woah look at the time!! Gotta run but I will continue this tomm -- kinda fun :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fall back.

Me - "Liv you need to get down before you fall and get a boo boo."

Liv - "Fall back aub."


Friday, April 16, 2010


Hmm where to begin with this...

It was inadvertently brought to my attention that eating is constantly on my mind, even during inappropriate times.

From the moment I wake up, (after I am thru trying to convince myself to take a sick day) I start thinking about breakfast. However, since I am not really a breakfast person I usually go straight to lunch and am thinking about what could possibly hold me over until that glorious hour of the day, 1 pm, hits. Once I am thru with lunch I then start thinking about how full I am and how I really must moderate my intake, which then leads to moments of depression and I find my hand digging into the candy bowl.

Luckily the struggle to maintain self control in regards to this very tempting bowl of heaven has begun to simmer down a bit; it may have something to do with the TWO cavities my dentist told me about last weekend...ops.

Anyways, so after the candy I am finally at peace...or so one would think! After the chocolate cravings have ceased I then have to focus on the 1 1/2 commute that must be dealt with and how do I mentally prepare myself for this? I THINK ABOUT DINNER!!! Oh and dinner is not dinner without dessert, correctomondo? haha It's a perpetual cycle; one that I am usually ok with and actually at times I am proud that I am a girl who is not afraid to eat but I realized last night that maybe it has gotten out of hand.

After having a great "reggae pizza" night with the bf and some of his friends, we decided to hit the hay early and get a good nights sleep. Well, instead we ended up talking and talking, chit chatting about this and that, the future and our pasts yada yada. A lovey dovey moment of sorts. Well finally we decided it was time to go to sleep and we both closed our eyes. Just as I was starting to drift off into la la land I sprang up and the following convo ensued,


G - "What?"

me - "Bolocco has the perfect sized burrito now - a mini! ANDDD a mini sized milkshake too!! Who woulda thunk it!!!"

G - "Wow. Were you just thinking about what you are going to eat for lunch tomorrow?"

me - "ummmm noooo. not at all...."

And that folks is that last thing G and I talked about before we drifted off into dreamland. Romantic right?


But seriously, you gotta check it out. It totally made my day today!!! Baby burrito/milkshake - perfect!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hi Dad!!

So one interesting little factoid that I learned this week is that apparently most of my family reads my blog :-o

At first it kind of threw me off because, yes, as my dad pointed out "thats why people write blogs so that others can read it" which is true and I have never been overly shy about letting people know I have a blog. However, for me it has always been more of just something to do during the day, a filler. Also a bit of a creative release. I am not an extremely creative person (if you haven't noticed!) but I have found writing these posts to be a great way for me to hold onto a bit of the past. I don't keep a diary and have been trying to get better at not hoarding things (keepsakes or what is more commonly referred to as "dust collectors") so this blog has been a great source of nostalgia for me, a walk down memory lane; the time frames in the last year or so that I wasn't blogging were times that I don't really want to remember! The absence of posts is reminder enough =)  So at first when I came to the realization that not only friends but also family members (which is a bit more daunting. Why? I have no idea! I suppose I value their opinion the most and find that maybe I worry what they will think...which is odd because they are very non judgemental people anyways! Ahh my thinking is so off kilter huh?) were reading my blog I was a little freaked out but now I am totally comfortable with it. Soooo without further ado --

Hi Mom
Hi Dad
Hi Mattie
Hi Cull
Hi Laur'nen
And Hi Jack (feel obligated to say hola to #3 even though I am quite certain he has no interest in this blog)

One more thing before I skidaddle and hop on the 5:00 boat. YES, I am taking a boat home today!! woohoo I am happily headed to the bf's house for the night, whom decided to take the day off and instead messed around getting a root canal or something of that sort, then jetted off to the store to get stuff to make pizza tonight. YUM.

So my dad noticed that he is barely mentioned in any of my posts soooo I hereby dedicate this post to you daddio =)  Plus, ya know we keep looking for a special song and although this can't compete with Matties song or Liv's bumpin Beyonce song, you and I have talked a few times about how much we love this particular Van Morrisson how bout we just make it ours?! :)

You can take all the tea in china

Put it in a big brown bag for me
Sail right around the seven oceans
Drop it straight into the deep blue sea
She�s as sweet as tupelo honey
She�s an angel of the first degree
She�s as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

You can�t stop us on the road to freedom
You can�t keep us �cause our eyes can see
Men with insight, men in granite
Knights in armor bent on chivalry
She�s as sweet as tupelo honey
She�s an angel of the first degree
She�s as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

You can�t stop us on the road to freedom
You can�t stop us �cause our eyes can see
Men with insight, men in granite
Knights in armor intent on chivalry
She�s as sweet as tupelo honey
She�s an angel of the first degree
She�s as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

What do ya think? :)

Hope everyones having a great day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Things that were brought to my attention this week:

There are no words for this site, you just have to see it to believe it...

This is what left me in awe today,

      This is where my daydreaming has taken me,

And this is what got a chuckle out of me today,

Friday, April 9, 2010

Funky Friday.

I have been in a funk people! I don't know what it is. The last couple days I have just been a bit down in the dumps and I really have no reason to feel this way; worst of it is, I can actually feel myself looking to pick fights! haha How horrible is that?  Anyways, it is Friday afternoon and that I am grateful for. Hopefully I will be able to hike this mood out of me during a trip to Mt. Monadnock tommorrow. I have a nice night planned with friends and the bf - dinner and comedy act!

Something that did brighten up my day was being tagged by Sarah over at ! She sent this little gift my way,

Five questions, Five answers, and five people to pass it on to!

1. Where were you five years ago?
          1. Five years I was a freshman in college.
          2. Ending things with my first boyfriend (the first guy who I count as a bf anyways...!).
          3. Hmm I believe it was right around this time my grandfather passed away. Sad but a sense of relief, he had been suffering for a long time. Also, he "mentall and emotionally" died long before he physically passed.
         4. I was getting ready for a summer full of ice cream scooping and bar hopping in central WOSTAAA. Classy. "Do you love it?" that phrase pretty much sums up the summer.
         5. Is it bad I can't think of a 5th thing?
2. Where would you like to be 5 years from now?
        1. I would like to be completely and totally happy. Fulfilled. I am almost there, I feel like I am just on the brink! There are so many aspects of my life that make me happy but unfortunately the one that I spend the most time with is my job, which does not make me happy! haha This too shall pass...
        2. I hope that 5 years from now I will have found new people to spend time with, I have some great freinds now but I also hope to find new ones. People who find drama petty and are open minded.
        3. I would like to be married :)  You all saw that one coming right?? hahaha
        4. I would also like to have traveled to Alaska and Europe again by that point. I know the latter of the two will happen and I'm crossing my fingers for Alaska!!!
        5. Hot air balloon ride.
        6. 5 years... hmm I'll be nearly 29 years old at that point. Well I have always thought I'd have a child by the time I'm 30....woah. hahah!! So I suppose I'd like to be preggo at that point (earmuffs sweets if you are reading this!!).
3. What is on your to-do list today?
       1. Call the auto shop about paying my bill, which at this point is almost 2 months overdue!! Ahh I swear its not that I don't want to pay them, and its not that I think they don't deserve it buttt I just KEEP forgetting. ops :-/
       2. Figure out our mini trip to Maine. The travel agent I am working with is the biggest pain in the ass (pardon my french), how difficult is it to book a room for two night?! Granted, I would do it myself but its a free trip I received sooo I have to go thru these peeps.
       3. Talk to lawyer about my new studio. Thats right, I have a lawyer - am I cool or what? Ha ha ha. Not at cool as it leah was sure to point out to me :)
       4. Figure out the next best time to go to Zumba. Went to it last night and at one point I was literally in the middle of the room, surrounded by a good 10 to 15 women and as they sashayed, shook their bootayyy and tapped around me I just stood their. It was so bad! Poor Leah must have been kicking herself in the bum for inviting me to go :-p I just have no coordination. When everyone goes right, thats when I decide to go left. However, practice makes perfect and it was a great workout!
       5. Figure out plans for tonight. Its nearly 5, and I still haven't done that. Ops.
4. What five snacks do you enjoy?
       1. Chocolate.
       2. Ice cream.
       3. Cookies.
       4. Chocolate.
       5. Ice cream. 
       That was easy!
5. What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
       1. Buy new toothbrushes far more often than I do. That sounds kind of gross, but its only because I love the feel of a new toothbrush!
       2. Hire a fulltime landscaper/cook for my mom. However this may backfire, I don't know how long I could go without my mama's cookin!
       3. Take the whole family to Jamaica.
       4. Buy more properties.
       5. Donate to the vatican.
                 HA gotcha!  No but I would donate a lot of it to different charities, particularly African oriented ones.

Ok folks that does it for now!!

Ohhhh I know some of you are looking for a good pic of the bf and unfortunately I still don't have one of his face! hahah But I do have these, kind of better than the last one, right?! hahah He's got to work on his zoolander posing... ;)


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


"The Secret inside the IPAD. Someone broke into the iPad first... who wouldve think it?!."

Haha I love it. I am not very tech savvy but I really am not quite sure I understand the whole Ipad rage...its just a larger sized Iphone and or a smaller sized laptop - right? Someone enlighten me because I feel as though I am off in another world on this topic.

Back tommorow with more!
New boss lady is totally interrupting my little blogging hobby - how rude.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

In a little bit.

"In a little bit." This is my 3 yr old sisters response to everything lately and I have been getting such a kick out of it. So much so that I decided I needed to incorporate it into my post today! So here we go:

In a little bit

I will be hearing whether or not my offer was accepted on the studio I am hoping to BUY.

I will be heading into traffic.

I will be eating yummy leftover pasta.
I will be working my bum off trying to workoff the pasta (hello mr. bike)
I will be watching greys with my sis!!!
I will be munching on this (my boss is trying to make me fat!)

I will be hanging out with this little diva

Unfortunately, its going to be a little more than just "a little bit" before I get to hang out with this cool dude,

                                                                (awful pic but you get it)

Not only does he get on the floor and play with the "diva" but he also sends me saweet pics of me and our unborn children...

He's a keeper, right?