Friday, November 30, 2007

and then there was this camel...

seriously tired.
took the boyone and my sisterbekah
out of school yest for a concert.
in austin.
we didn't get home until after 1 am
and i did all the driving.
i have so many pics of our adventure
but like i said, i am tired
and have no energy to be witty.

suffice it to say
 i would live there if i had the choice.
i love that city.
in fact we are headed that way tomorrow
i wonder if i'll see this guy again:

random indeed. this guy was one of two
camels on the side of the road in austin.

when they say 
"keep austin weird"
they mean it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


i love my twin.

ha ha!!  i love photobooth even more...

when i was a kid parent trap 
was one of my favorite movies.
i remember how crushed i was
when i found out that hayley mills did
not have a twin.
man, that girl can act!!

i always wanted a twin.
i think it's because i was always so alone.
my siblings made their appearance well after 
i had made myself comfortable with the fact that 
i was an only child.
a lot goes on in a kid's head when they are alone.

i think that's why i still
like to have alone time.
quiet time.
me time.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

art is everywhere.

saw this the other day while waiting
for the furniture guys to load our desk into the truck.
i love how big that heart is.
some days i feel like that.
i am not sure, really, what i mean by that.
but some days i feel ugly on the outside,
(and nothing to do with looks, more with my attitude or mood) 
but if you could open me up you would 
see how big my heart is.

be well.

Monday, November 26, 2007

slow going.

it's slow going, but i am growing my hair out
for this cut:

here's what it looks like right now:

i never have been the type to keep a hairstyle.
except for when i was in tokyo.
i had the best hairdresser
and i had the best cut.
i have a wonderful hairdresser here
in san antonio, but unfortunately
i chopped my hair to nothing before
she got hold of me. :P
i loved it when i got it done, so i don't regret it, 
i just regret not waiting to do it here.

my next question is
should i go blonde, too??


Sunday, November 25, 2007

a whole lotta nothing.

nothing much worth blogging about today.
catching up on the tv that our wonderful
little dvr has recorded for moi.
unfortunately for everyone tv will suck soonish
since the writers are on strike.
i hope that ends soon.
and i hope that the writers get what they want.
they are geniuses, after all.

workin on a few things this week.
that grateful journal, for one. 
(fixed that link from yest.)
and a few LOs- 
i am waiting on 
some pics from shutterfly.
i also ordered from the apple/kodak
place. i hope they are good, it's easier
to use!!

okay, weeds awaits.

be good to each other people!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

notes on a cold, wet saturday.

  • we froze last night, our heater was smoking (!!) so we had to wait for the repair guy to check it out before firing it up. 
  • he arrived this afternoon at 12:36.
  • we were frozen solid. 
  • but i think all that shivering tightened my abs a bit.
  • thinking about my bff and hoping she is still having a grand time in new jersey.
  • i miss my gals in sydney. hi dani m!! hi alice!! xoxo
  • the nonfat sugar-free cinnamon dolce latte is rocking my socks these days.
  • totally inspired (once again!!) by emily. i am going to make this soonish.
  • and i'm going to use it. 

Friday, November 23, 2007

on a really black friday...

holy moly, texas weather!!
we went from 85 degrees to
50 in like
half a day,
talk about whiplash!!

i got up at the
i never went to sleep last night.
so this morning
at 5, while in the shower
trying to will myself to stay awake...
i made a mental list
and decided i'd go out
and fight the crowds.

it was a bust.
i crossed a few more
people off my list, so
it wasn't a total bust.
but nothing i purchased
was on sale, so
really, i could have gotten the
extra sleep
and the gifts later on!!


what'd you get today??

Thursday, November 22, 2007

happy thanksgiving, y'alls.

we will be fat and happy
and watching the game.
i am thankful.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

wednesday that feels like sunday.

it's almost ten o'clock
the kids are still asleep.
i've had one full cup of joe
and workin on my second cup.

i have scrapped quite a bit the last
few days.
and find myself enjoying the fact that
my stash is slowly being reduced.
i swear sometimes i look at it
all and think it's excess
and i fight the urge to throw it all out.
here's a LO i finished in like 5 mins.

i am enjoying simple these days.
and 6 x 12.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

e dub.

this is me

warren varsity lost tonight.
by 5. FIVE.
those girls played like mad
they had a good lead early on
but by the last quarter it was evident
that they wanted to keep me in suspense!!

that's, okay girls, we'll get 'em next time.


p.s. notice something twinkly in the background of that pic?

Monday, November 19, 2007

coupla things.

as i mentioned before
we have a big backyard.
the d-o-double g
loves it.

for dani m, who was missing
said canine:

nothing like a pup with a mouth
full of tennis ball!!

we did our thanksgiving dinner
shopping today.
holy $180 food bill, batman!!

later on we are looking through
our christmas decs,
to make sure everything is working properly.

i think i am one of only a
handful of bloggers who doesn't have
her tree up already.
what is this madness??

this week's challenge:


i don't think journaling is needed.
who isn't rejuvenated by a pedi??

be well!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

veggie burger.

or ruddfuckers.

he he. i'm feeling jouvenile this morning.
is it redundant to put lettuce, tomato
jalapenos and pickles on a veggie

no matter.
i took the burger off and ate the
fresh veggies on the fresh-baked bun.

note to self: fuddruckers doesn't do a good veggie burger.


happy sunday y'alls. i'm off to church.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

caught up.

i am all caught up on em's challenges.

i even prepared another "deck" for next year.
even if she doesn't do it again, i think i will.
i'm not sure if i'll use the same prompts again,
or go with what i feel. although
when i go with what i feel,
i am often stuck in a rut.
no one wants that.
so please, em, let's play again!!

and have you seen this?
i signed up yest.
i am stoked.
bring on the paint.

& on a totally unrelated topic:
can anyone explain to me
how the dog has more choices
for a snack than we do?
he has peanut butter flavored
molasses flavored
and plain milk bones.

but he sure is cute.

Friday, November 16, 2007


aidan in fall, originally uploaded by glo-riah.

today we had nephewaidan.
i am constantly amazed
at how much energy
those little bodies
actually contain!!

no word yet from the bank.
i thought it went quite well.
so i am still hopeful!!

next week is thanksgiving.
i can't wait to dig in to that
i love thanksgiving dinner.
well, everything except
for that wobbly cranberry thing.
that kinda freaks me out.

okay that's about it.
enjoy your weekend peeps!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

chupa chups.

any questions?

ps: we had sweatshirt weather today!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

short post.

a lot of little things today.
first things first:

happy birthday to
the bestest hubby
i've ever had!! :p


i bought this year's
christmas jammies.

i am
ahead now.


this afternoon
i had an interview.
at the bank.
nerves, nerves, everywhere!!
a girl actually fainted
while she waited to be interviewed.

and while i didn't faint-
i sure felt like i was going to!!

i'll let you know how it goes.

be well!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


bekahboo doll, originally uploaded by glo-girl.

my sisterbekah at heb.
we were there to pick up sammich stuffs.
ended up cruising the aisles for toys
for our angels (church toy drive).

i was walking ahead of the teenagers
when i hear, "hey, that's a myspace pose!"
of course i had to look.

sure is.

messy spaces.

okay dani m, you asked for it.

i really have no close ups, because
well, let's face it.
i'm shy. (lmao)
no really, it is a wreck,
i want to post pretty pics when
i have my shit together, ya know?

our skies today??

at least it isn't scorching hot this morning.
but i can't say it won't get there later!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

oh yeah.

the above photo means i scrapped last night.
and i plan to do it again today
after the girlone makes cupcakes for
her english project at school.
i am almost caught up on
em's card challenge.

side note:
for someone
who doesn't like purple so much,
i sure used a lot of it last night!!
danielle, can you believe that?!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

happy veteran's day.

hug a veteran today.
i know i will.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

this morning.

i am enjoying a bit of this
in my coffee.

really nice.
kinda making me warm up
to the fact that thanksgiving
is a mere twelve days away.

and christmas forty-five.

yesterday we had fog in san antonio.
who knew?


the last time i saw fog like this
i was in england.
funny how that made me "homesick" for the u.k.

happy weekend y'alls!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

queen of random.

i see the side view of a gummy bear.

my lovely aussie friend emily
tagged me this morning.
which is fine by me,
because i need to move yesterday's post
down a bit!!

today's a better day.

1. on my laptop table right now:
a half full coke zero, a new bag of fire jolly ranchers, an empty reese's crunchy bar wrapper, my stack of cards from emily's challenge, and some pics from shutterfly.

2. in my freezer: sugar free fla*vor ice, turkey sausage, toaster strudel, 2 loaves of cinnamon raisin bread, a PB cheesecake, low fat frozen yogurt, ice, tyson chicken, breaded shrimp and some kind of liquor.

3. on my mind: how to get this for dinner: rudy's bbq. the turkey is soooo good, especially smothered in rudy's bbq sause. and no, sause is not spelled incorrectly...that's how rudy spells it. mmm.

4. i am a study in contradictions. i love to organize, but most days you wouldn't guess it by the state of my bedroom!!

5. i am watching nephewaidan today. that kid is a ball of energy.

6. right now i miss: these two.

7. it has taken me an hour to finish this post. (see number 5 for reason)

okay so let's see if i *know* seven people in blogland to tag!!
dani m

i know you gals are all pretty busy, but them's the rules.
and i am nothing, if not obedient.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

isn't it pretty to think so?

i love that line.
it's from evening
which i thought was a good story to tell,
but that's it.

recently, i started thinking again.
about all of the things that people see/do/think.

the holidays are upon us.
and i am not speaking to my mother
at the moment.

i was thinking how stupid i was to think that
this was all i wanted.
to move "home".
i thought life would be perfect.
the kids could live near their grandparents
and i could visit with family and we'd all sit
around the table at holidays and enjoy each other's


from the outside in, the holidays are a
wonderful, exciting time.
but i think it only
seems that way
if you're looking through the frosted window
into a warm room lit by the christmas tree.
the smiling faces
just moments before were probably
yelling at one another
for being selfish
or just plain
annoying in general.

i'm just sayin.

but i'm a big girl.
i will figure this out
and live with the choices i've made.

so this is the art that happened after all of that thinking was done:

and then this:

because i need to catch up on em's challenges,

and because i need to end this post on a happier note!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

starbucks love.

have to have it.

this cup contained anniversary blend.

mm mm good.

and because i needed a pick me up
after wearing CUTE but painful!! whitehouse/blackmarket shoes
all day whilst job hunting
i had one of these:

iced grande non-fat sugar free vanilla latte.

oh, and don't let the tank top fool ya.

it's cold in san antonio today!!

be well.

Monday, November 5, 2007

more wurstfest.

i wish i had remembered
to charge my big camera battery
before wurstfest...
there was this really cool abandoned building
across the street from the wurstfest.
took this pic:

it's *okay* but it could have been
really great with the big camera.

and this was pretty cool, too.

not sure what it was..a huge decorative weather vane?
maybe just a decoration.

the boyone loved new braunfels.
he said it felt like overseas.
i think he misses living in other countries.

he is the proverbial round peg
being forced into a square hole.
poor guy.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

meat on a stick.

"you just don't see enough meat on a stick these days."

lol- love that line!!

alrighty then.

today i...

went here:

ate this:

(mine wasn't on a stick!!)

and laughed at this:

now i'm off to watch brothers&sisters.

peace, y'all.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

on my window.

i was opening my blinds
when i found this guy.
FREAKED me out!!

i mean, look at him!!

he's a big guy!!