Monday, September 15, 2008

Look what I did....

I'm finally done with the lower half of my house and up the stairs. The other bathroom and the bedrooms are going to have to wait until I get all stupid again and decide to take on another project. I'm hoping it doesn't take too long, because now my white walls upstairs look pretty boring!

The 3rd picture down isn't all that great, the lighting in my house was stupid and I couldn't get a good picture of it. I'd say that the 2nd picture is pretty much the closest to the actual colors in my living room.....

Friday, September 5, 2008

I am going to be a new Auntie!!

The new baby is due March 8th.
Is that exciting or what????
I think it's going to be a boy, but what do I know?
I'm sure this smile is because she is thinking of her favorite Auntie Julie!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Go with your gut feeling

You know when your are going about your day, and as you're doing something you think to yourself 'this isn't going to turn out well'? What is it about us that makes us keep doing whatever it is we are doing, ignore this feeling, and hope for the best?

Monday morning I am getting ready for my day, so I could meet my friend Nancy for lunch to do a belated celebration for her birthday. (...and a shout out to Nancy for her birthday.... Hey girl!!) So I get done putting on my makeup and set my makeup bag on a shelf above the toilet. As I am doing my hair, there is a bottle of hairspray that I need and it's sitting behind the makeup bag. As I am reaching for the hairspray and picking it up, I am looking at the makeup bag, and then at the open toilet, and thinking "this isn't going to turn out well", but does that stop me? NO it does not! As I hit the corner of my makeup bag with the bottom of the bottle of hairspray, and watch it teeter forward (unzipped mind you) and fall upside down in the toilet, I knew instantly that I deserved it. I should have listened to my gut feeling. Swearing did NOT make the toilet seat slam shut and save my makeup's life either. If I would have thought for one second that the items would have flushed down and not clogged the toilet, I would have sent them off to a better place, but instead I had to put my hand in there (gag) and fish the items out. Now that I have taken out a loan to replace all of my makeup (you know how expensive it is), and had my hand in toilet water, I think I've learned my lesson.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Women of Many Names...

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Sparky Honda
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Rocky Road Butterscotch
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) Jmer
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Purple Dachshund
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Ann Provo
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Merja
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) The Red Cola
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Leo Melvin
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy) Dreamsicle Twix
10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Webb Ross
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) Beach Beaver
12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) Fall Daisy
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) Grapefruit Pantsie
14. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) Shake Quakey
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, weather element+ Tour") The Movie Spring Tour