Friday, December 23, 2011

Confessional Friday {Link Up}

Hello Ladies!!
Well the holiday weekend has arrived & I will soon be on my way to Greenville, SC to spend time with family. My gmas 89th birthday is tomorrow (Christmas Eve) and we'll be celebrating that as well as Christmas. I'm sure there will be LOTS of food... I'm almost overwhelmed with how much I will consume between tonight and Monday at lunch. ew. Anyways... I'm (hopefully) going to link up with Leslie again over at A Blonde Ambition but I will be cutting off the computer around noon, so if she hasn't posted her confessions by then it's not going to happen. :/

Anyways today's confessional is about this new guy.. here it goes.

1. We went to high school together but I don't remember him. That's probably because I was a stuck up snotty semi-popular girl who only had friends in my little "group." Horrible. He remembers me.

2. We have been Facebook friends for over a year and our only interaction (until Oct.2) was bantering back and forth about football. He is a HUGE Univ. of SC fan and I am a HUGE Clemson fan. If you aren't from SC compare it to your instate football rivalry and multiply that by 10. Yea, it's that bad and almost a "deal breaker."

3. We started talking through Facebook chat and texting on Oct. 2 when I posted on Facebook that the Scrubbing bubbles product that puts a gel disc in your toilet is a horrible product because it left a gooey mess in my potty. He came back and commented that he was sure it was "operator error." So he said text me a pic and let me see what you did wrong. Yea.. so we started texting after that. He's pretty thankful to Scrubbing bubbles. :)

4. Our first "date" which wasn't a date, it was a "hangout" and "get to know you/see you since high school" was at a local hamburger joint called Rushes. It's yummy, but its seriously about 2 notches nicer than Sonic. It worked though and mark it down that I ATE a hamburger in front of a boy on a "meet & greet."

5. Our second "date" was to the town Christmas parade, Rushes (yes again) and to a local  church Christmas play.

6. Our first "Official Date" as we are referring to it as, was to Ruby Tuesday (where I ate a steak and potato in front of him haha) and to the Nutcracker ballet. It was truly a wonderful night. It was nice to get all dressed up! Granted I'm a horrible blogger and didn't take pics from that night.

7. We have been to 3 church Christmas presentations. Seriously starting to get to know someone and date has been super easy during the holiday season. There is TONS of stuff to do and most of it is FREE!

8. Finally last night we went on our Christmas date to a local italian restaurant (our fav) called Villa Tronco. The restaurant itself is housed in what was the original Columbia, SC fire dept. Fun fact: I'm OBSESSED with firetrucks! Have been since college or maybe before.. not really sure. Well, new guy is a firefighter! :) Makes my heart smile! :)

9. As promised here are a few pictures of ... what shall we call him on the blog... hmmm how about Firefighter D. :)

Our first pic.. hanging out at his house on a Friday night watching a Christmas movie!

At my church Christmas music performance.
Last night after our Christmas date dinner! :)
10. We're still JUST FRIENDS and getting to know one another. But he's super sweet! :)

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL holiday weekend!! Merry Christmas!

Much Love! <3 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"not doin that"

Hey Ladies!

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday week! I'm off work for a few days (which is oh so lovely) so I have time to BLOG! Imagine that! :) A few weeks ago, well like a month ago, a co-worker got me hooked back on Toddlers and Tiaras. I'd really forgotten how funny yet sick and twisted it is, but I do enjoy a good laugh from it. Anyways, one of my favorite little girls they feature is Makenzie Myers. She is from the deep south and has just the funniest southern accent and definitely diva attitude. Love it! Anyways, Mak has some pretty good one liners and I've adopted a few of them into my vocabulary. Please see video below for example of one liners...

I have used "Not Doin That" about 1,000,000 times. No lie. For example:

About a month ago mom and I were attempting to go see The Help in the movie theater. It had been out a while but we're busy people so we pushed it to the back burner. Well, one Sunday afternoon we were unoccupied with another activity so we looked up the movie time online and in the paper. Each stated that the movie started at the theater we wanted to go to at 1:00. We rearranged our Sunday, meaning we attended early worship, ate lunch early etc so we could be sure to make it by then. Well that also happened to be the Sunday that the time changed. So we get to the theater and they have the time for 12:00, so we'd missed it. I was fumming, and so were another couple of ladies. So I demanded that we speak with a manager. He says well the times in the paper aren't guaranteed and  I used the wrong internet site. Whatevs. Anyways, he said I could come back for the one that started at 4:30, I said, "Not doin that." And then he said well what movie would you like to see today for *free* well Footloose had been out about a week, so we picked that one! Yep, saw a movie for free! Have yet to see The Help, but it's on DVD now, so I'll get it from a RedBox!

Example numero dos:
A couple weeks ago the lady I babysit for backed into my car and I had to have my car in the shop for a few days. Well I had to get a rental car to drive around while it was being fixed. I get to the rental car company & they state they her insurance will only pay for me to have a $23/day car, but all they have available is a car that cost $29/day. I said well, "I'm not doin that." And they not only said they would recover the cost, but they gave me my dream car for the 2 days. Thank you very much.

Example numero tres:
Again, it's a car issue. Seriously it's something all the time and I have a car that is only 3 yrs old. Anyways, I took it to have the oil changed this passed Saturday and they call me (cause I'm in Walmart next door) and they say that my battery failed their test. Whatever that means. And I'm like how does a battery on a less than 3 year old car with less than 40,000 miles fail? So I was like let me call my daddy, because that's what single girls who go alone to do manly activities do when the men that are in control of that activity try to take advantage. Hope you followed that. SO, daddy says, that's completely "bogus." Yes, he even used that word. So I call them back and I'm like, how much much is the new battery?
They reply with $90-$95.
I said, well, "I'm not doin that!"
And the little service guy says I'll go speak with a manager.
The manager calls me back and says, I hear you aren't happy. (Ok, no fool, I'm not happy I went in thinking about a $25 oil change and you want to make me buy an almost $100 battery!)
However, I bit my tongue and I politely replied, no sir.
And he said well I see you've kept up with your services and blah blah blah and we'll "goodwill" you a battery.
I said, like for free? And he said Yes.

See ladies that's how you roll you simply state "Not Doin That!" and you simply don't have to. I like Mak's approach and I'm going to keep trying it. The end.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Confessional Friday {Link Up}

Hello Ladies! Time for another Link up with Leslie over at A Blonde Ambition! Just another reason why I love Fridays! This Friday brings a pay check, and my Christmas Vacation that technically starts on Monday at noon. It would have started today at 5pm, but my department is moving so they can rennovate our floor and therefore I do not feel comfortable leaving my items in boxes and my computer possibly not connected correctly for me to come back to on the 27th. So, because I am a planner and organizer I am coming in a half day Monday to get myself situated before my mini-vaca! At any rate I'm just thankful to have a cubicle to come to everyday! Ya heard...

On to the Confessions...

1. I eaten about 8-10 grapefruits this week. 2 most days & one day I had 3... I hope there isn't some weird side effect for doing that. They are SO delicious! Better than all these sweets floating around this time of year.. but I'm eating some of them too.. oops!

2. My dad called me on Monday to purposely tell me that he liked the new (potential) relationship interest. Gonna have to find a "name" or identification for him at some point b/c he's been meantioned on 3 blog posts now! Anyways.. I did a little happy dance when dad approved b/c that rarely happens! :)

3. Still haven't done much Christmas shopping. That leaves this weekend and some of the time I have off next week. Super. Not.

4. I'm housesitting/dogsitting this week and I find it extremely odd and awkward to sleep, shower and eat in someone elses house. Just weird, but I'll take the moo-la. Every penny counts during the holidays.

5. I didn't really "ask" for anything specifically for Christmas from "Santa." (my mom still does Santa gifts, although they are wrapped and have a tag that says To: Morgan From: Santa -- in her hand writing) I'm kinda curious to see what I get. I hinted at a bunch of things I wanted, but I have an endless list of needs and wants that I frequently verbalize, so who knows which ones they've actually picked up on. Like.. a new bedroom tv OR and iPad. I'll take either! :)

6. I thinking that at somepoint this week I'll do a post on the *new* (potential) relationship interest. Cause it might be getting more serious. Maybe. Like I'm meeting his parents tonight.

7. I kinda want to wear a tacky christmas sweater christmas day just to be silly & festive. & I've never been to a tacky christmas sweater party and my mom just has so many to chose from. It's a shame they are just sitting in a bin in the top of her closet... ;)

8. This seems like a good stopping point. Have a great weekend Ya'll!

Much Love! <3

Monday, December 12, 2011

Weekend Recap

Here is your fair warning.. this post is FULL of pictures!

First up a few Christmas decor pics!

My Tree

Just a few of my Nutcrackers.. I have 65ish!

Mom's Christmas Tree-- We've discovered Deco-Mesh!

This is how Miley feels about Christmas Cheer! :)
Now, several of you were wondering about my outfit I splurged on for my date night. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of me or us from the actual date, but I did find pics online of what I wore. I really need to not be so embarrassed to have strangers take my picture but I just can't do it! :)

The Dress: Jessica Simpson $98, found at Ross for $29.99

The Shoes: Rack Room Shoes $44.99 on sale for $39.00
The Accessories: Purse- Talbots (I've had it for years) Earrings: Forever 21 Bracelet: Borrowed from my friend Lisa who said she got it in Newport, RI Ring: Mom found it at Merle Norman $3.99

Well Saturday I went to Charlotte, NC to the Samaritan's Purse warehouse and helped pack Operation Christmas Child Shoe boxes! I messed up my mani and stood on my feet from noon until 6pm but it was worth it! So much fun to look through all the boxes, make sure they had what they needed, add some more if need and send it on to bless a child in another country. It's not about what's in the box because eventually what's in the box will run out, be lost, or break, but the message of the box is Christ's love for everyone and that it will never run out, be lost or break. What a wonderful thought! Here are a few pictures!
The Warehouse: there were probably 500 workers in there yesterday!

Love this box! The note says: "This is me. (Hand drawn picture) I hope you like my gift!"
Our group!
Sunday I went with my parents and the potential new relationship interest to see a local churches Christmas program! It was very good, but alas I have no pictures of it. I have no pictures of me and the new interest from this really great weekend with him. Ooops. I'm probably going to regret that. :/ My parents seemed to like him but I haven't heard a final verdict yet! :)

I hope you all have a fabulous Monday and a great week! :)

Much Love! <3

Friday, December 9, 2011

Confessional Friday {Link Up}

Time for another Confessional Friday Link Up with the lovely Leslie over at A Blonde Ambition. This is like therapy for me I swear! :)

1. I'm going on a date tonight with the guy from the last post. :) We are going on a REAL date. This is my first TRUE date in like over a year. A little nervous and a LOT excited! Dinner & the ballet here we come! :)
I think it's pretty amazing that a moncho manly firefighter will take a girl he's somewhat interested in to the ballet. I mean we aren't even in a relationship, to me going to the ballet is something only husbands who are trying to make up for something they did wrong go to the ballet! But I'll take it.

2. I might have spent some $$ on a new outfit for the aforementioned event.. eh. a girl needs a new dress and pair of heels every now and then. There was an occasion... this rarely happens, I took advantage! I'll post pics... maybe...

3. I cheated on my hairdresser Monday night. I had a date with a box of color. Yep, I did it. I haven't colored my hair on my own since college and that was one of those "hey let's color our hair" deals you have when your bored on the weekends with hall mates. However, I think it turned out rather well & I'm not really afraid of the box any more. & actually I didn't use a box. I went to Sally & bought Ion color and dilute, mixed it in a bowl myself and put it all over my head with yellow cleaning gloves. Lord. It was scary. But all is well, the roots have been absolved and I like being a brunette.. for now. :)

4. I also bought new make up this week. Getting new make up is beyond exciting to me. I can't wait to play!

5. I have yet to post any pics (as promised) on the blog of my Christmas decor. This weekend.. maybe.

6. I don't want to buy Christmas presents. Call me Scrooge or the Grinch or whatever, but I just don't know what to get people and the traffic and the lines and the this and the that... I mean seriously. I've got to get it figured out pretty soon what I'm going to go get because my time is running OUT!! AHHHH!

7. I have a hard time telling people no. I'm now house sitting next week with 2 dogs on top of everything else crazy going on like. Christmas, work stuff, moving at work, etc. etc. Got to learn the word NO. But hopefully the extra moo-la will motivate me to Christmas shop.. for other people, not myself. Repeat. NOT MYSELF!

8. My DVR stays about 92% full ALL.THE.TIME. I have a problem.

9. It's a running joke with people at work and my family that I don't cook. That was brought to  my attention multiple times over the past couple weeks. I should probably work on that. My domestic skills are lacking.

10. This better be a great weekend because I have so much fun stuff planned. No headaches, drama or inconveniences need to occur. Please and thank you.

Much Love!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Confessional Friday {Link Up}


Today I'm linking up with Leslie from A Blonde Ambition for Confessional Friday. I've been following her blog since January & just love her wit! :) She's precious! Anyways! Thought I'd join up! Sometimes it's nice to have a good public confession!

1. I'm officially Christmas obsessed. Christmas songs 24/7. Country Christmas especially. hey you only get 25 days to listen to it out of 365. I'm going to milk it for all it's worth. & Side note to this confession: I like sad, melodramatic, and slightly depressing Christmas songs and I'm ok with that!

2. I'm totally over the Clemson/Carolina, ACC vs. SEC rivalry. It's freakin football we do NOT need to have world war 3 over social media over it. geezus.

3. I refuse to turn my heat on for long periods of time or above 64-66 degrees. So I may or may not sleep with a heating pad at my feet. & I'm pretty sure I left it on the Tuesday. All day. Thank God I came home to a house that didn't burn down. woopsie!

4. I had a bad day on Thanksgiving which resulted in a bad attitude and being kinda a sour person to be around. Sorry. It happens, hate it was on a day where I was around 11 other people in my family. Hopefully Christmas will be different, but not making promises.

5. I've been "talking" to a guy for about a month now. I kinda like him. I feel like I'm "out of his league," yet I feel like a snobby witch with a B for saying that. He's very sweet & I'm enjoying getting to know him and being his friend. Lord we shall see where this one goes....Semi-related to this confession: my year of taking time to be single and do my thang is nearly OVER! One month to go! Can't believe I made it. But now that I've done it, not sure I want a relationship again. I like the single gig!

6. I have a girl crush on Lady Gaga.. her body is rockin. She looks like a freak but she's got a great body. Not to skinny, just enough meat on the bones and enough curve.

7. I need to quit eating like I haven't had food in weeks and get back on the workout wagon. After Christmas... promise. :)

8. Wish I had more blog followers so please follow if you've hopped over here through the link up! ;)

Have a great weekend!
Much Love! <3