Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Last night I took time out for a pamper me session. I DESPERATELY needed one. Yes, desperately. So I made the homemade sugar scrub I've read so much about. Yep, 4 cups of pure cane sugar to one cup of olive oil. Mix it up in a bowl or a cute jar if you are feeling all Martha Stewart-y. Take the hottest bath you can get sans kids...yes I said sans kids...I locked myself in the bathroom. I just didn't feel good and needed to do something for myself. I NEVER do that! Use the scrub wherever you choose. I hear it's even good for your face but I wasn't that brave. And it was pure heaven in a bowl I must say. I was in there for an hour! :) And I enjoyed every minute of it. I highly recommend it to all of you.
Now I'm trying to be my old self again and this week isn't as crazy busy as the past few so hopefully that will help to cheer us all up.
Have a great rest of your week!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Will share more soon - - -
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Oh boy, that first job at Wal-Mart scared me to death! I was there for a whole 2 months I think! :)
Have y'all discovered these silly prompts from Plinky? Silly I know, and half the time I mess up the way they are presented on the blog but they are fun nonetheless! Enjoy!
A couple of these are terrible pics because I forgot my camera and took them with my phone. Bad Mommy!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
This one has their class mascot in it. Not too sure about that one...:)
Hopefully we will have lots more pics to follow...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I finally finished New Moon and am still not impressed. I did pick up Eclipse and have read just a bit of it but am so far not so impressed even still. Neeley and I watched Twilight on PPV the other night and she LOVED it but I am still so-so. I really have no imagination :) and tend to be a realist I think. Hhhmmmmmm.....
We've also been cooking a lot more here at home, or trying to at least. Do you know how hard that is these days? After having another crazy weekend, and finally having some time to get organized and try to get myself back on track, I found this recipe and we've been snacking on these off and on for the past few days.
And tonight for dinner we had these...
And that's been the highlight of our not-so-fab week. Hoping this weather will straighten up soon. And I mean like right now...there's heresay that we will get off at noon tomorrow so I am hoping to take my book and a sammie and enjoy some "me" time out somewhere...the park, the lake, in my bed, wherever... :) . Because the next few days are going to be crazy busy finishing up some small projects and then we have several birthday parties this weekend and a hair appt. Oh what fun!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
SOMEONE got to experience a short hike up part of Pike's Peak this morning...and I'm jealous. Pics to come later. And he passed another test today so we're in this for at least another week.
I'm off to read more in New Moon. I need another break! What a day it has been...
Y'all please keep your fingers AND toes crossed for our lil family today. Ronnie is getting ready to take his next test. I know he will do fine. He is a brainiac at this stuff...
But here's the kicker...we also find out about his E-7 promotion today. Y-I-K-E-S!! Please say an extra prayer for us to allow us this next step. This is a very big step for us and we so need it.
Please and thank you... :)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
And, oh, btw...have you heard of the Red Swan company? Now Rachael Ray knows what she's talking about! Go check it out here. I have boxes if anyone needs one. I got almost a hundred bucks back. Yay! Momma needs a new pair of shoes...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Neeley discovered the teeny-bopper magazine section at Wal-Mart the other day and I caved just because it was another one of THOSE days. Yes, I did, and yes I know she's only 7 y.o. Now I'm kind of nervous for her to be coming of the age to be finding her "style" while over in Germany. I figure they all will be so hopefully it will all be okay. But the Jonas Brothers? Really? :)
I'm off to go for a much needed walk or try to at least. My mind has been exercised enough today. We showed the house...1, no wait...2...yes 2 times today. I got the first call this morning so I had to take an early lunch break to hurry home and do some straightening and get the dog all packed up and over to my parents house. Did that, went back to work, had an appt off campus so went to that, stopped back by my parents house to pick up the dog and take her back home. Was not at work 10 minutes when I got the call asking if it was still in an ok-to-be-seen condition. Oh yes, but the dog was there. So apparently our lil Anna Banana had a play date with some stranger's kids. All's well as long as this house gets sold. Will keep you all posted!
I do have another errand to run this evening. I was going to start reading New Moon yesterday but instead I had to return a DVD back to Red Box so I picked up this too. Needless to say, I boo-hooed for a couple of hours. EVERY ONE HAS TO SEE THIS!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
In fact, life here in the Bowden household is quite boring these days. Well, sort of...but I kind of like it that way.
I so wish the cold, rainy weather would go away so I can get back to walking and feeling good again. My thrift out front is making me happier these days when I pull up to my house...isn't it gorgeous?
Last weekend, Neeley and I were able to get out a little bit and go for a walk. Here's my lil cutie patootie cheeser...
Yesterday was our final Upward Bound cheer...maybe forever. **tear** :( I'm sure she will be involved in everything under the sun over in Germany like she is here. :) Here are a few pics from that. Apparently I'm not very good at taking action shots so I missed the best ones. I can definitely call it operator failure. :)
Other than that, we are very B-O-R-I-N-G these days and there hasn't been much to do for the upcoming move. Yay!
Oh, this is another one of my new ventures... :) Yes, I actually buy this junk...
I am bound and determined to look and feel better by the time I get on that place headed to Germany. Yes, even if it kills me. :)
I'm off to work on a little bit of Children's Choir stuff, and then it's back to snuggling up with this...
You all told me it was better than the first and not to give up reading it just yet. So here I go...........
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Have you ever answered any of these Plinky questions? HILARIOUS!!! Go try their prompts now...
This one is asking if I have ever bought anything from an infomercial. Haha! Oh yes, I have purchased SmoothAway and hm...let's see...I really have to think about this one. Oh, I bought a lens repair kit for eyeglasses. And I know I have bought some other ridiculous things, I just can't remember them at the moment.
Friday, March 13, 2009
We may or may not have an offer on our house. We had a somewhat kind of an offer today so we are now going through that back and forth process. I put it that way because it's nothing to really even consider. :( But we must do what is easiest and best at this point. Who knows what will happen but please be thinking about us. This is getting more and more stressful as the days pass before us. We will soon be on that plane to Germany.
We are also selling a car. Please share with any and all...2009 Ford Fusion. Yes, it needs a new home and QUICKLY!
I will finally be able to breathe once all of this is over with...can I please just have one day for myself? Actually, I'd take even just one little bitty short moment of just me time. I don't even know what that is anymore.
Isn't this weather just lovely?................NOT!!!! Humph...
Ronnie passed his test today. So that's on to another week for us. Yay! Please keep your fingers crossed for us still. Only a few more weeks to go!
I think I took some pictures to post here but I do believe they are in my email or on my computer somewhere and since it's now 8:20 pm, I'm not looking for them tonight. Maybe tomorrow.
Heading to put on my jammies and snuggle up with a good show. What's even on TV on Friday nights any way? :)
We have Upward Bound cheer bright and early tomorrow morning. Our last game...nope I'm not sad AT ALL! So ready to finally have a free day. Then it's come back home to work around the house, finish up some items for our upcoming Children's Choir musical. Yes, I do that too. Just add that to the plate. Love it and wouldn't have it any other way but I am so tired by Wednesday evenings. And then I get to (hopefully) work on the other 3,297 things on my to-do list. I should post a pic of my recent to-do list. Some of you say you are OCD and very particular about things. Oh no...you should ask Ronnie...I have you all beat. My to-do list is color coded by priority/type of chore/etc. Yep, it sure is...would make any other absolutely c.r.a.z.y but I love it! Organization makes me smile! :)
Signing off until next time ~~
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
We're just back to the ol' grind in our lives after putting up with the fever virus last week. Yuck!
Neeley will be excited...I FINALLY heard back from the Girl Scout leader in Stuttgart today. They have over 300 girls in their mini-groups. Yes, 300 girls! And yes, mini-groups. Oh boy! She won't know what to do with herself. The current leader told me if we can get her transfer form sent in by the first of May she can go to camp with them this summer when we get there. She will miss the first one since it begins the day we actually fly there but she can go to another one they have in July with a sleepover and everything. I can just picture it now...over 300 girls at a sleepover. Remind me not to volunteer to help with that one. #1 on my to-buy list for that one if I am there: EARPLUGS! :)
Ronnie is still enjoying himself in Colorado. Here are a couple of pictures he posted a few days ago of the snow there. Apparently the weather is about as crazy as it is here. 70 one day and snowing the next. Enjoy!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Good News! Praise the Lord! Ronnie passed his test for this week! Yay! Yay! Yay! Only six more to go! We're so proud of him! Now if we can just find a cheap way to get there to visit over Spring Break. :)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend! We...well I...have quite a few things to accomplish this weekend. #1 on my list is to do something about my nasty floors. #2 is to get out there and do something fun outside. I am having a serious case of Spring Fever. And then tomorrow will be kind of crazy for us so we will share more on Monday!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I also had to pick up these books for myself. I have some things to take care of on the computer today, but other than that not much else to do so I had to indulge a little. This one I just saw and liked. I LOVE Debbie Macomber so this is my next read. I haven't seen the movie but I've heard it and the book are awesome so I picked this one up too. And I have caved...oh yes I have...and said I would never...nope never...don't even get in to those kinds of stories...but I am now the proud owner of this. So here I go to lay on the couch and enjoy these books while hopefully avoiding the germs. Guess I'll get to wash sheets and spray tons of Lysol later. Oh boy! :)