Ah yes, this is kinda funny I will let you laugh becuase that is the best way to get thru tough times... here is exactly what my head feels like.... like someone ripped off my skin, poured hot coals all over my skull and implanted a pulsing beat box into my brain causing it to swell and then they were kind enough to put my skin back on my face. Thanks! I hope you all know I don't talk this way for your pitty also, I just talk about it because this is my life and has been for 7 years and this blog is my life pretty or not....
Friday, July 31, 2009
Tonight Matt and I are gonna take it easy we have had a busy summer and we are gearing up for an even busier fall. I am getting my hair done this afternoon, gonna get a spray tan and then we have plans to grub down on some Mexican then plant our full stomachs on the couch with a movie!! Now this is an experiment I say, my family saw this the other night and has assured me it is very scary but ghostly scary and no blood and guts... so I am up for it, we are gonna rent the Haunting in Connecticut tonight and I am hoping that this movie also does not make it's way into my dreams tonight...we shall see. You know this is "based" on a true story and I have done some research on it and found there is a documentary out on the real family which I would like to see, you know this interests me! I will let you know what I think next week, count on it!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Now on to the show, I am not gonna lie picking Brandon & Kayla's contemporary number was easy easy not only because it rocked my world but because everything else I thought was a let down. I mean don't get the wrong the other numbers were good but we are talking semi-finals people and nothing made me want to pick up the phone and text a friend because I couldn't believe how good it was?!?! The dance below is great, they have emotion, power, technique and my favorite move is towards the beginning when she is on his back and does a split in the air.... perfection!!! Speaking of perfection how about Brandon in his booty shorts? WOW, he needs to be pictured while dancing and put into a dance magazine because he has the perfect male dancers body! Maybe Brandon should call Ed from the Bachelorette and borrow his green booty shorts??
Now............SBTB...............SAVED BY THE BELL!!! This is this weeks cover of People and all sorts of emotions came flooding back to me, I mean I LOVED this show... no I don't think you are hearing me I mean I LOURVED this show more than anything. And it appears that I am going to have to kick Tiffany Amber Theissans butt because she is the ONLY one who says she is "too busy" to appear in a reunion movie??? Too busy? doing what? We should petition!!!!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
1. He is pretty stinkin cute!!! It is pretty hard to image but this ladies man once had long hair during college and earrings?? I know! ha! I told him I would not of dated him like that so I am glad that was just a phase!
2. This is very special... this picture was taken while we were dancing at our wedding, I had made a huge 20min video montage that played on the screen at our reception and without knowing anything our photographer Sara (Sara's Photo creations) captured us dancing with Matt's late mother's picture behind us. Each photo was only on the screen for 5 seconds so it is more much more than good timing that this picture turned out the way it did!
3. Matt was a High School & College baseball player! Nowadays he gives kids in junior high private pitching lessons (contact me if your interested..wink wink) and he also plays in a softball league!
(insert crazed tween twilight screams)
You all have prolly seen this before but this is the official Wolf Pack picture.... on the new "official" movie website that is now up and running you can learn more about each of these guys and it gives some great movie quotes... www.newmoonthemovie.com
Monday, July 27, 2009
So.......... we all know by now I have Migraines and not just the "I have a headache" kind but the doctor diagnoised full blown I want to die occasionally kind, this news is not new to you. But what is weird is that researchers have not fully come up with a ton of migraine meds so we are treated with other forms of medicine that can lead to results for migraines... I have tried SOO many I have even been on a medicine to lower my blood pressure much lower than normal to not induce a migraine ( how that worked, not sure) but I was a walking mess, I couldn't even stay up past like 8pm for a year. Then I tried Topamax which works for some but I was so sick to my stomach it was brutal. Many doctors want to put "us migrainers" on anti-phyc meds to lower certain chemicals in our brains which may help with the frequency of migraines but that is not for me either! So a couple of years ago I was prescribed Maxalt it is a take at on-set of migraine and this is the tricky part... Some stupid guy in a stupid suit at some stupid insurance company (Health but auto/life/home for that call my wonderful hubby) decided that we are ONLY Allowed 10 PER MONTH!!!!!!! And keep in mind the directions say take every 2 hours as needed (no more than 3 a day)! I know I know this is a narcotic but this is complete BS! And so when I have a migraine I have to think "should I take it or is this one I can suffer thru" ????????? Well last week was really bad for me and I went thru 9 in ONE WEEK and when I called to re-order my prescription this weekend I was DENIED! I have to pray that for the next 10 days when I am allowed to pick it up that I do not get one migraine and if I do I have to suffer! I am IRRATE! And no nothing else works, over the counter is CRAP and why should I have to go to the doctors office pay my co-fee while having a migraine to then beg for a free sample? I mean 10 pills in one month? I could see maybe a narcotic limit on 20 but heck you can get like 50 Lortabs? So what gives?
So anyone know a good drug dealer?
The pictures are out of order because I uploaded them wrong I guess and I decided to just let it be!! So looks like I will start with Saturday night......
This is me and my great friend Becky at her casa, she invited over the Board of Directors from Jh and our hubby's for dinner and it was so much fun! Becky has an amazing house I literally could just pack up and move in and be as happy as a clam!
This is a picture of all the girls in Becky's front room we kicked the guys out back! ha
After dinner we had to rush on over to meet up with Allison and her Birthday extravaganza!! This is me & Al the Birthday girl.. Happy 29!!!!!!!!!
Sunday Matt golfed all day and I did the usual clean, grocery shopped followed by laundry (boo) and then last night I made a new meal.... Turkey Milanse from Giada with pan fried potatoes it was soo yummy!!!! We then ended the night with True Blood and this vampire show is insane and I love it!!! Below is a picture of my LOVE Isabella.... when we got home on Saturday night she was chilling with her brothers and I had to snap a few photos! Yes, she is beautiful isn't she?
Friday, July 24, 2009
The rest of the 100th episode I kept waiting to see Twitch, Benj...anyone? And what we got was the bench dance? I dunno........they should start working now on their next "Big Event"
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Crispy Potatoe Cakes
HINT: 1. I used the new Oreda frozen Idaho potatoes, real potatoe's you microwave then finish like real potatoe's. 2. I may add a bit of 1/2 & 1/2 to this recipe if I were you I thought the cakes were a tad dry!!
2 large Idaho potatoes, 2 pounds total weight
3 to 4 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 scallions, very finely chopped
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Peel and dice potatoes and add to a large pot. Cover with water and salt the water. Bring to boil over medium heat, and cook until tender. Drain the potatoes and return to hot pot to dry. Transfer potatoes to a bowl. Soften cream cheese in a microwavable bowl and microwave the cream cheese for 20 seconds on high. Add to the potatoes along with sour cream, scallions, zest, egg, salt and pepper, to taste. Mash potatoes to combine mixture.
Heat the oil and butter in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop 2-inch mounds of potatoes into skillet and gently press down to flatten a bit. Crisp potatoes until deeply golden on each side, about 7 to 8 minutes total. Mixture makes 8 golden cakes.
Well Dressed Salmon
Hint: I added finely diced Jalapenos to the veggie mixture and it was faboosh!
1/2 seedless cucumber
2 small plum tomatoes
1 shallot or 1/4 red onion, finely chopped, divided
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus a drizzle
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
Seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
On a cutting board, dice cucumber into 1/4-inch pieces - to peel or not to peel is up to you. Seed and dice the tomatoes into 1/4-inch pieces. Combine the cucumber, tomatoes and half of the shallots or red onion in bowl and reserve.
In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, sugar, and white wine vinegar and remaining half of the shallots. Stream in extra-virgin olive oil while continuing to whisk. Stir in dill and season dressing with salt and pepper, to taste.
Season the salmon with seafood seasoning and a little black pepper. Heat a nonstick skillet with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Place salmon rounded side down and cook until golden and a little crispy at edges, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook 2 minutes more for a pink center, 4 minutes for opaque fish.
Transfer salmon to dinner or serving plates, top with the cucumber-tomato relish and cover with a liberal amount of dill dressing.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
So lately I have been pretty down in the dumps about my Migraines, I am coming off a torture some week and it is hard to stay positive. I mean I wake up most days with some sort of headache and last week it was a daily migraine but life does not stop because I feel awful, so the constant pain and me just trying to get thru the day bums me out. So I am pretty much a Debbie Downer lately and no one likes that but everyone is entitled a little time to feel sorry for themselves? NO? Well I had it and yesterday I decided to take my doc up on her offer to be referred to a neurologist so I called my docs office and I am STILL waiting on a call back. I know doctors are very busy but my doctor is so busy I feel as though when I am talking she does not listen but instead is pre-thinking about what to tell me so she can move on. Whatever, hopefully this neurologist will be different and I am scared he or she will say you have Migraines deal with it... so pray that there will be some new options to try like maybe a lobotomy? HA! Moving on.... Tonight is OKC Thunder Girl finals and I am going because I A. want to support my friends and B. I like to watch the dancing! It is still bittersweet for me knowing I could be up there but all good things must come to an end, no one wants to be the oldest on the team and heck say I tried out I could very well be 11 YEARS older than some of the girls, talk about depressing!!!
Tonight my good friend Chelsea is going with me, she just got back from Italy on her honeymoon and I am so excited to hear about everything. Below is one of her wedding pics and they are TO DIE FOR!!! So to check out some more you can go to Chelsea's blog on my blog list it is the Coty & Chelsea one!
So speaking of being in the trenches this morning started off bad......... I was driving to work and low and behold were two dogs a German Shepard and a yellow lab were running across 134th Street by Penn (busy road if ya don't know) and both had tags on. SO seeing that I am on a mission to save animals I was thinking if these were my dogs I would pray someone would stop, check their tags and call me so... I hop the curb and pull into the field, impressive huh? I get out of the car and yell for them, walking thru the thick brush and I can tell they must of just gotten out because they were hyper and playing like fools..... so I call them and walk towards them and they just kept running the other way so I don't know what to do but I am also late for work, people are looking at me like a crazy person and I am only 1 girl what will I do with two huge dogs... so with a broken heart I left. I mean really, what to do in that situation? If I had on running shoes I would go after but I didn't! It makes me super sad, I don't know why God shows me these animals if I can't help!!!???
Monday, July 20, 2009
Some of the girls waiting in line to be seated!!!!!
Sunday Matt & I went to the mall and I bought a new dress to wear to my HS Reunion coming up in a couple of weeks and I spent some time working on Scentsy stuff!!! And before I knew it, here it is Monday morning again!!
Friday, July 17, 2009
So I taped this new show on Bravo and we watched it last night, Miami Social and it was like the gay, older, Miami version of the hills! Seeing that I dislike the Hills it is weird because this show was so over the top and silly it may be a summer indulgence. Most of these people are reality TV cast offs from the Apprentience and Big Brother who became friends and now have another show about them. The men of the show swear they are like 30 but I think they look closer to 40... I looked at Matt and was like OMG they are only 2 years old than us do we look that old? He assured me we don't, I hope he wasn't lying! Anyways this show is on Tues on Bravo and you should see how the drunk and rich act ...kinda silly!!