Sunday, February 28, 2010

30 Days continued...(day #19)

Day 19 → A talent of yours

Alienating people and procrastination are my biggest talents.
I suppose that's not really what this is asking for is it?

I've been told I take nice photos, I act, and I sing. Whether I'm actually talented in any of these things is really a matter of who you ask.

I did get college scholarships for acting so I suppose that's a talent of mine. It's definitely one of my favorite things to do. Acting was my major in college, well one of them anyway. I doubled in Psychology as well.

I miss acting. I haven't done it in a few years. It's hard to keep up with it while trying to maintain a normal life as well. I really need to look into community theater or maybe even helping out with my highschool/junior high theater program or something like that.

What are you good at?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

30 Days continued...(day #18)

Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Let's talk about friendships. Friendships come and go but I feel that everyone who touches your life serves some sort of purpose. I am who I am today b/c of the people I have met.

There are friendships that touch your life in such a way that even after the friendship fades you hold on to the memory like a treasure. You take the good, you take the bad (you sing the facts of life theme song) and you melt it all together into one big ball of warm fondness and subtle sadness.

There are friendships that start out of nowhere and grow fast and quickly and you just "know" that this person will be in your life forever (or at least a very long time) you are kindred spirits and you don't know how you spent the past few years of your life without them in it.

There are friends you have by default. Maybe b/c they are your college roommate. you're close for a while and then BAM! It's over.

There are the friends that are there for you no matter what. They've got your back and you've got theirs and the years have taken their toll and you've only grown closer.

There are the new friendships. The ones that are unsure, and scary, and so important. You are excited to see them, but nervous at the same time.

There are friends that you may not see for years but care very deeply for. They know you better than almost anyone the same way you know them. They've got your back, and even though you may not see them often you know if you really needed them they'd be there in an instant.

Then there is your best friend. Mine is my husband. I cannot express what this man means to me. He was my friend, my best friend, before he was anything else. I can't imagine my life without him.

Show me your best friend!

Bloggity Blog Blog

The main focus of this blog is my journey from who I am to who I want to be. I summed it up in the simplest of terms "from lazy to lady" but there's more to it than that.

I'll be blogging about the chores and the workouts and the things that go along with that but I also want to blog about everything and nothing and let you all in to my world... or maybe help get me out of it a bit.

We'll see what happens.

Thanks for coming along for the ride.

February 2000 - road trip to Myrtle Beach junior year of highschool.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Productive by 10:00AM

I woke up a little early today and since I didn't have to take Tango out I decided to be productive instead of staying in bed for an extra 30 minutes.

I cleaned my entire bathroom from top to bottom.

I vacuumed, cleaned the mirrors, wiped and scrubbed the sink, totally scrubbed and cleaned the toilet, wiped down the cabinets and the soap dispenser and tooth brush caddy....

It was great to get so much done so early in the day. I was really proud of myself and it helped put me in a good mood to great the day with a smile.

Now I have 2 shiny sinks!

What did you do this morning?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Let it snow...

let it snow let it snow...

I find it very hard to practice all of my FLY Lady techniques when it's snowing.
Today I'm sitting at my desk working in my fleece pj pants, a comfy shirt and a hoodie with socks and no shoes on while snuggling my sleepy dog.

It was so hard to get my butt out of bed today... let alone dress to the shoes and do my hair and makeup and everything.

I did however shovel this morning and made sure the dog was fed and got his medicine and everything he needed before settling down at my desk to get comfortable.
That helped me feel a little more motivated.

My cousin's husband shared this link on his facebook page and with the current snow situation on the east coast I thought I'd share it with all of you b/c at least we're not THIS bad.

I'll share pictures of my snow situation later in the day. Do you have a snow picture? I'd love to see it!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

30 Days continued...(day #17)

Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)

Queen Victoria by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

30 Days continued...(day #16)

Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)

Christmas Shoes

Just hearing the first few bars of this song immediately brings tears to my eyes. I cannot listen to it without sobbing and this year there was a rule in my life that this song was NOT to be played in my presence. I actually didn't listen to any Christmas music this year at all until my birthday (when my mom gave me the good news that her cancer had not spread to her lymph nodes) for fear of hearing that song and completely losing it..

For those of you who are unfamiliar with it these are the lyrics. You can google the song yourself if you'd like to hear it, I'd post the video here but then I might have to hear it from time to time. NO THANK YOU. It's a great song, very pretty, very powerful, but I just can't handle it.

It was almost Christmas time
There I stood in another line
Trying to buy that last gift or two
Not really in the Christmas mood
Standing right in front of me
Was a little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing around like little boys do
And in his hands he held
A pair of shoes

And his clothes were worn and old
He was dirty from head to toe
And when it came his time to pay
I couldn't believe what I heard him say

Sir I wanna buy these shoes for my Momma please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry Sir?
Daddy says there's not much time
You see, she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes will make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful
If Momma meets Jesus, tonight.

He counted pennies for what seem like years
And cashier says son there's not enough here
He searched his pockets franticly
And he turned and he looked at me
He said Momma made Christmas good at our house
Though most years she just did without
Tell me Sir
What am I gonna do?
Some how I’ve got to buy her these Christmas shoes

So I layed the money down
I just had to help him out
And I'll never forget
The look on his face
When he said Momma's gonna look so great.

Sir I wanna buy these shoes, for my Momma please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry Sir?
Daddy says there's not much time
You see, she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes will make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful,
If Momma meets Jesus tonight.

I knew I caught a glimpse of heavens love as he thanked me and ran out.
I know that God had sent that little boy to remind me
What Christmas is all about

Sir I wanna buy these shoes for my Momma please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry Sir?
Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes will make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful
If Momma meets Jesus tonight

I want her to look beautiful
If Momma meets Jesus tonight

Monday, February 8, 2010

Where'd Lady Hill Go??

Lady Hill has been hit with a stomach virus or something.
She will return to blogging soon.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

30 Days continued...(day #15)

Day 15 → A fanfic

Once upon a time Johnny Depp met Lady Hill and fell madly in love with her. In real life he was more like a combination of his character from Chocolat and Jack Sparrow than anyone could imagine. Alas, their love was not meant to be for Lady Hill had already given her heart and soul to another.... Johnny was left heartbroken and spent many nights blasting cheesy songs from a boombox outside her window ala "Say Anything" and writing sad songs about unquieted love at his piano.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

30 Days continued...(day #14)

Day 14 → A non-fictional book
By the time I was in junior high I had read the Diary of Anne Frank more times than I can count. The same copy of the book, read over and over again to the point where the pages were falling out. Most girls my age were reading The Babysitter's Club if they were reading at all. Not me.
I locked myself in my room and I read about this girl who lived decades before me, thousands of miles away, in another world, and yet we shared so many of the same emotions, thoughts, fears, hopes and dreams. She is the reason I started writing in a diary, she is probably the reason I'm writing a blog today. She was so brave, and so young. I wanted to be like her, well, as much as I could be without the whole tragedy part.

I don't think I understood that it was real, or what happened to her the first time I read the book. I know that every time I read it I learned something different.
I stopped reading it in highschool when I was angry at the world, and feeling rather trapped in my own prison with my own fears. Perhaps now that I'm a 'grown woman' I should read it again. I'm sure I'd learn something new about myself, who I am today and who I was back then. Maybe it's time to take the book down from the shelf.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

30 Days continued...(day #13)

Day 13 → A fictional book
Today Lord Hill and I took 2 of our nieces to go see Wicked on Broadway. I'm a "broadway baby" and am obsessed with musical theater. Wicked is my FAVORITE show. I was beyond excited all day long and I can't tell you the joy and excitement I felt when I saw my nieces, 9 and 15 years old smiling and eyes tearing and laughing and enjoying themselves.
It was well worth the mini fortune this Christmas gift wound up costing.

What does all of this have to do with a fictional book? The musical is based on a book. You should read it. I would, except my mother in law ruined the cover of mine and then somehow lost the book. I'm sure I'll get it back one day and will read it along with all the other books in the series.

Monday, February 1, 2010

30 Days continued...(day #12)

Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
My pets are my world. I worry about them like people worry about their children.
They are all rescues and all have their own little quirks and issues.

Tango hasn't been feeling well lately. He'll be going to the vet tomorrow and I'm worried about him.
I'll update when we know what's going on.
This is Tango.

Entertaining Company

This weekend I had a good friend come over for dinner and games.
I thought this was as good a time as any to start practicing my entertaining skills if I want to actually act like a Lady one day.
The apartment was nice and clean, my sink was super shiny, the games were arranged, all that was left was food.
I do not cook. At least, not often enough and never for anyone other than Lord Hill.

My friend is a vegatarian pescatarian and I wanted to make sure everything was safe for her to eat so I headed of to Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's deserve an entry of it's own but now is not the time nor the place to get into why I love that store and am frightened of it at the same time.
This entry is simply to show you what I decided to offer as appetizers before we ordered take out for dinner. Now, I know what you're thinking... a LADY would never have her guests eat take out but we're talking baby steps here. One small step for man and all that jazz... cut me some slack.

Okay... side tracked sorry... so here is what I got and served to my friend and to my hubby. These are not pictures from that night, I stole them off the interwebs. I didn't think ahead and take pics that night. I do however need to take photos of my adorable little rooster platters I served everything on.

Here we go...
Now, I know what you're thinking but I have heard some great things about the Sushi platters from trader joe's. I do not have any experience with sushi since I won't eat sea food but I know both Hubby and Friend enjoy it and I thought it would be a cute/nice gesture.
It was received quite well especially since I served it with fancy chopsticks (not the kind you throw out) and asian serving bowls. The reviews however were not so great. The fish itself I was told was good, the rice however was not. Oh well, you live you learn.
Blech. Again, something I don't eat but was told would go over well. It seemed to do just fine.
I served it with fresh pita, baby carrots, and garlic/herb baked pita chips. The pita chips were DELICIOUS.

YUM. *note to self- leave port wine cheese out at room temperature before serving otherwise it will not spread* Port wine cheese and water crackers. Yummy.

soooooooooo good. Definitely my favorite thing of the evening.

What are YOUR must haves when entertaining company?
What are your favorite things to have when you ARE the company?