Friday, January 17, 2014

Breaking It Down

Disclaimer: this blog is random and all over the place.

I'm coming right out and saying it: two weeks ago I joined the millions of people worldwide that share the same addiction.  That addiction would be Breaking Bad.  It's been a major Netflix-a-thon "up in her."  Where have I been??  Why was I not watching this show years ago??  And get this, Adam's been watching the show all along.  For real, babe?!? 
This show has made me psychotic.  Well, even more psychotic than before.  Just the mention of the world "crystal" makes me want to clamp my hand over my mouth. The other day Aaron asked what I was drinking and when I replied "Crystal Light" I almost looked out the window to see if Gus and Mike were parked in my driveway.  I am officially on the lookout for suspicious looking homes, and since I am practically DEA certified-
I just finished the last episode of season 4 today, and my mind=blown.  For those of you that know what I'm talking about, (I won't spoil anything) I rewound a certain scene 3x today.  All of this BB watching is wearing me down.  I'm like Walt- exhausted but just can't quit.  I'm behind on laundry, running on little sleep from staying up too late trying to catch up when the babes are in bed, and we're eating lots of frozen pizza for dinner. Is it all worth it??  Absolutely.  I'm going to be seriously depressed when I finish the series.  Maybe I'll start watching Downton Abbey......

P.S. I heart Saul.



Friday, January 3, 2014

Resolutions Revisited

If the past two days are any indication of how my year is going to go, let's just say that 2014 will be a challenging one.  Not that challenging is bad; if it were easy it'd be boring. 

I've decided that this has to be the year of getting healthy- both physically and mentally.  Like I said in my last post, I need to let go of all the baggage of the past few years and move forward.  We all know "if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy," amiright??  I've got to start putting me first- as selfish as that sounds.  First off, losing some lb''s gotta happen.  I'm going low-carb, y'all.  I won't lie if I say that the infamous Kim K selfie might be playing a part in this decision (although, I have no desire to carry that hurge caboose around), but really it's for my personal health as well.  My body's been through a heck of a lot in the past 4 years, it's time to get back in shape.  I, of course, know that fitness plays a huge part in getting into tip-top form, but I'm easing back into it; a few walks  around the block pushing baby girl in a stroller will have to do for now.  And I'm completely fine with that.

A quick recap over the past few weeks:
  • I never blogged about JT!  Here's a quick summary: it was an amazing show.  He sang all of his biggest hits, rocked a suit and tie, and never once brought up Brit-Brit.  At one point he was on a moving stage that literally took him out to the last row on the ground and that was the closest I could see his pretty face.  The girls and I were up in the nosebleeds, and as great of a night as it was, I've decided that I will no longer pay big dollars (I consider 100 bucks big dollars, yo) unless I'm on the floor.  I've gotten spoiled by seeing both Brit-Brit and Queen Bey, heck, even NKOTB up close.  I refuse to go back to the dark side.  "TKO" was of course hot (baaaby), "SexyBack" was ah-ma-zing, and he also crooned my fave "Until the End of Time" while tickling those ivories (so hot) which I recorded on my phone....and maybe cried.....  He closed the show with "Mirrors" which I'm not really a fan of, and he played for close to 3 hours.  All in all- great night!
  • Queen Bey's new album- OMG.  I'm obsessed.  "I've been drankin.....I've been drankin" (Drunk In Love) is probably one of my fave songs on the album.  Actually, the whole album is awesome, and if you're planning a dance party in the near future go to iTunes and download it right this minute. Bey is looking fierce (shocker, I know) in all her videos (oh yeah, the album has videos to every song), and dare I say, being very sexual?!  She talks about her sex life a lot.  Probably a bit too much. But hey, if you're Beyonce you pretty much do whatever the hell you want, obviously!  
  • My MIL surprised me with the Naked 3 palette for Christmas, and I seriously get giddy pulling it out of my makeup drawer.  What are your fave eyeshadow combos my Naked-obsessed, friends??  I've been playing around with all of the colors and I love them all.  
  • I think that my 3 month old baby love is already teething.  Bless her sweet heart, she's been trying to  cram her tiny fist into her little mouth, and today when I ran my fingers along her gums she sat completely still which never happens.  Aaron didn't get one tooth in his head until he was a year old!  Here we go......
By the way, this has been the weirdest day.  I swear it's Wednesday, but it's really Friday.  I need a normal week!

Good night!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The need to let it go

Happy 2014! Hope y'all are eatin' your peas and collards for some luck and money in the new year! Our New Years dinner is being reserved for this evening when my mom whips up some southern goodness; in the meantime, we've made do with leftover pizza and crockpot meatballs for lunch. We're healthy around here.

I hope your hangover (whether alcohol or sleep induced or both) isn't too bad. We spent the better half of NYE with good friends and our kids. Hellraisers lemme tell ya! All of our guests were gone by 10:30, and I sat on the couch, drinking a Strawberrita, waiting on the ball drop. At midnight Adam and I kissed, hugged, got in the bed, and passed out. Isn't it funny how the picture of NYE in our heads never turns out to be reality? In my mind I'm wearing a short, sparkly dress, a pair of gorgeous Jimmy Choo's, false lashes, and drinking lots of bubbly, while having the time of my life, and taking a ton of Instagramable pictures. Reality: I'm in my leopard-print Fab'rik leggings (thanks Meg) because not only are they so cute, BUT they also have an elastic waistband which is a must these days, and my JSimp black wedges.....that came off within 15 minutes of putting them on. Sigh. NYE 2015 is my bitch-

I woke up this morning feeling a little underwhelmed, and just not as excited for a new year and clean slate as most people are. If you look on FB most people's attitudes are "out with the old, in with the new" and I totally get it, and that's probably the mantra I should be repeating right now, but I'm just not feeling it today. Maybe I will tomorrow. It might be a month....or more. The thing is, 2013 was a wonderful year for our family. We had a beautiful baby girl, bought a home....Hunger Games: Catching Fire finally came out! (I'm not joking.) I'm just not ready to kick 13 in it's ass on the way out. Look, I'm crazy. The day after Christmas I'm usually spiraling away in a deep, dark place crying into my stocking while stuffing my face with Reese's Pieces. In 2008 I had the double whammy of Christmas being over AND finishing the fourth and final book in the Twilight series. Wow- talk about meltdown. Adam found me in our tiny bathroom, crying the buck-tooth ugly cry, cursing Stephenie Meyer. My mom says that was my weird year- bahahah.
I'll get with the 2014 program eventually. I just need time. I'm not one that embraces change, but once I'm there I'm good. While I slowly rip off the bandage, I'll be thinking about resolutions for the new year because what's better than a clean slate, right?? Here's a few:

  • To blog more. I know I say this every year, but I need to set it in stone. I love my blog, and I love having a place to unload my crazy thoughts. 
  • To not be so overly sensitive and/or read too much into anything. I'm dramatic; sometimes it's great, sometimes it sucks.
  • To lose 15 pounds. I still have 5 pounds of baby weight + 10 extra pounds of pre-baby weight that needs to come off. I would, at some point in the near future, like to wear something that actually buttons and zips- woohoo!
  • To have more patience with Aaron. He's at that age where (Lord, help me) some days he drives me crazy....and I let it show. Not good.
  • To cherish my husband more. He's a good man and I'm a lucky girl.
  • To pay off debt, save some moolah, and buy a new car! 
That's a pretty good start, right?  What are your resolutions?