Thursday, May 29, 2008

happy times

so i've been really, really happy as of late. a long, four day weekend at the lake triggered it all, i do believe. the group included: mom, dad, kimberly, cady, crystal, addison, darcy, brandon, and lauren. in the words of addi "oh boy!" did we have fun! ha. sunday morning i woke up to a stiff right arm and blamed it on being a weakling. i haven't lifted weights in ages...but i think i'm a gonna start. i ended up "straining the crap out of my tricep muscle" (verbatim of what the doc told me yesterday). sooo it hasn't been very useful since sunday, and my left hand/arm is just about as useless. a coworker of mine told me that she used to train her left hand to do all the same things her right hand could do in case she ever found herself in an unfortunate situation where she could only use that left arm. what a marvelous idea, really, i might work on that in case something dumb like this happens again :) the funniest part of the arm incident was the comparison of my arm to a barbie arm. barbie arms don't really bend either, they just go up and down, and therefore, acted a lot like my stiff arm. and thus i received the nick name "barbie arm" for the duration of the weekend. lol! thank you crystal. it was true, there was no denying it! ha....

back to the happiness though...coming out of a really fun weekend (despite the barbie arm), last night i enjoyed an aggressive fc dallas soccer game vs houston dynamo. fun group of friends, fun game, and a funny little "event staff" man who kept having "talks" with fans throwing streamers on the field. he was very serious about his job. that's what made it even more comical.

tonight i'm going to my first "one to one" training session at the apple store in willowbend. it's a sweet deal. up to an hour a week of personal training, we go over anything and everything i want to learn about my macbook, and i do it all year for only $99. it's a steal and i'm excited.

found out today that my dear friend amy is having twin GIRLS! yay yay yay! Reese Abigail and Riley Grace...can't wait to meet them :)

tomorrow i'm headed back to the lake and suzy is joining me!! omg this will be fun. i'm going to lay off the tubing for a while though since that is what caused my muscle to strain the crap out of itself. the doctor started some rant about how "as we age, blah, blah, blah." made me feel old. he said i can't go out there and be a hot shot and do things that i normally don't do. i was the farthest thing away from being a hot shot. i wish i were a hot shot. this weekend my 11 year old nephew nicholas and 3 of his friends are celebrating the end of elementary school by having a party at the lake. my bro and sis in law will be there too, and i can't wait to see them all. and see the mom and pops again too!

next weekend is my friend lindsey's wedding in houston! road trip for laura and me :) then a stay at hotel zaza. and then the next weekend is the highly-blogged about suit drive.

the fun just never ends...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

return of the mac...

you are singing that song right now, aren't you?

well, i'm happy to report that i'm getting a new hard drive and then i will once again have a computer at home. sweetness. the other night i was at home and i was so bored that i ironed clothes for like 3 hours. granted, it was for a good cause. this thing called a "suit drive." lol...i was ironing suits that an awesome friend brought over, but they just needed a little pressing (on a low, low heat of course which averaged about 5 hours per suit...not really) . and since i didn't have a computer to help me waste time, i ironed :) ha! quite a romantic little evening, if i do say so myself.

question: does this mean i lost all of my music? so when i go to plug in my ipod, what happens? riiiiight, did i mention that i'm starting a class at apple about how to understand your machine? day, you'll be asking ME questions.

and i'm posting the banner again for you myspacers...trying to make it as convenient as possible. i mean, heck, heaven forbid you have to scroll down a few blogs to find the banner! ha, only jokes. so here it is again, in clear view:


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

wanna help?!

300 flyers are printed for the drive...oh? what was that? you'd like some so that you can put them at your place of work? oh and you know someone at a restaurant or business nearby and you'd like to see if they would put some flyers out for people to pick up?
WONDERFUL! i'll be over to your place in a bit to drop off the flyers :)

did you like my role-play to show you how easy it will be for me to give you flyers, and then you can put them somewhere for people to see? easy cheesy indeed.

lol...i apologize, i just ran a few miles and have tons of energy now!?!?!

ok, well i'm prob going to be out of pocket until next tuesday...i'm headed to the lake house tomorrow for a mini vacay. i'll post pics next week of how i won the waverunner races and tubed the kid, i kid. but i will post pics :)

until then, take care, be safe, and enjoy your holiday!!

Monday, May 19, 2008


my sweet little macbook has crashed and's at the apple doctor as we speak...err type. note: a flashing folder with a question mark in the middle of it is a bad sign.
on the brighter side: they offer one on one training classes for $99 where you have your own "personal trainer" that teaches you all the wonderful things this genius machine can do. so i'm enrolling pronto.

also, i am not sure how all this works, but for you myspace peeps, i think you can copy and paste this banner on your page to help advertise the quickly approaching suit drive...


did i do that right? lemme nose...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Suit Drive, baby

click image to view bigger :) now go spread the word please!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

lots of thoughts in my head

-just picked up 100 coupons from Astoria!!!! free glass of wine with purchase of food. sweetness.
-Zen and Antonio's will also be supplying coupons to us.
-minutes ago i got an email from greenz saying they have 75 coupons for us...hallelujah!
-the flyer is complete (well, almost, we're lacking one sponsor's logo)
- darcy is a flyer making rockstar
-katie is a dear for dealing with my multiple emails/text messages ALL day :)
-these tiny kids on dancing with the stars are incredible. lol...have you seen the way they move their tiny hips?
-oh back on track...does anyone know how long helium balloons float? really, that is relevant. if we got balloons filled friday night, would they still float on saturday for the duration of the drive (until 2pm)?
-is apple really coming out with a new iphone next month?
-oh yes, suit drive, suit drive, suit drive. kidding. we're doing good, we have lots of things in place and ready to go. i finally feel like i can breathe because it's really happening and so many people are helping to make it happen. when it started it seemed so big and such a difficult thing to pull off. however, family and friends along the way have offered their services, knowledge, time, even finances to make this thing be as big and as awesome as possible. you have no idea how great my heart feels as friends and family step up. you all know how important this drive is for me and so you make it important to you too. that's just greatness, people. i love each and every one of you.

after saying how warm and fuzzy my heart is (lol), i also need to ask you for a prayer request. my friends jason and crystal elwell have an uncle named Son. He has down-sydrome and has amazingly lived 62 awesome years...he is in the hospital right now with pneumonia and tomorrow the drs will be taking out all of his tubes- feeding, breathing, etc. Crystal called tonight and said he's already having a very hard time breathing with his tube, so tomorrow is going to be tough. for Son, for his loving family, and for all the people who have been blessed by knowing this really great man. i'm kind of typing like he's already passed away, and he hasn't. crystal just said that the drs said there's nothing more they can do, so the time has probably come. living until 62 with down-syndrome is an amazing thing anyways.

wow, i don't want to end on that note, but i'm going to...our god is faithful, true, loving, and kind...he has blessed us all in so many ways. reflect on that. sweet dreams ;)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


so today after work, katie and i walked to a few restaurants in addison circle and asked if they'd like to help out with the suit drive. we were thinking that if they could offer a coupon or discount to the people who donate clothes then that would be even more incentive for people to be a part of this drive. plus they would get more people to visit their restaurants as well as their logo on our flyer...i think that is a fair deal!

*Zen said "absolutely!" the owner's mom should be calling me soon ;)
*Astoria, Antonio's, Greenz, and Avanti's all said probably, they'd have to check and then get back to us.
*and Addison Circle Cleaners is donating hangers and possibly rolling racks.

it was a GOOD day!!

and on top of that, i talked with the town of Addison yesterday. i just wanted to make sure that we could use that parking lot next to my building. the past couple days it has been barricaded off, so i thought, "hmmm i'd better check!" i talked to a very nice man Rob who talked with the Addison police who said "sure!" well that was just too easy. thanks Rob!

one more day gone by and many more goals accomplished...that's how i like it.

my first tag...and i'm not talking about the watch...

I have been tagged, by Megan!!
Write six random things about yourself,Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs,Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment at their blog,Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

6 random things:

1. i could live on peanut butter, i eat WAY too much of it.

2. i have a secret crush on meteorology...even looked into going back to school for it...i LOVE the weather.

3. in college i lived across the street from the dr. pepper museum...ironic, isn't it!?

4. my dog and i kind of look alike...really, we do.

5. i am a HUGE elvis presley fan.

6. i'm hosting a "suit drive" for Attitudes and Attire which i'm sure you all have probably read about on my blog...and if you haven't, then please go read about it :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

one day only and that would be TOMORROW!

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

i needed to read this...

2 Corinthians 4:18

So we don't look at the troubles we can see right now; rather we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.

*thanks for that one, Paul.

Friday, May 2, 2008

be my spark

so tonight katie, maggie, and i got together and nailed down some details. as far as getting the word out, we came down to a general consensus...

it only takes a spark to get a fire going, and soon all those around will warm up in it's glowing....

be the spark and spread the word about the "suit drive"...

JUNE 14TH, 10 AM-2 PM

WOMEN'S BUSINESS CLOTHES (interview-ready...aka clean, pressed, and on a hanger)
PANTY-HOSE (must be brand new, no used ones please :) )

***i tell you this 6 weeks in advance bc you will need time to take a good, long look at your clothes, possibly get them to the cleaners or iron them, hang them, and tell everyone you know to do the same***

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10

thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
so, what i'm trying to say is....thank you.

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