Friday, November 6, 2009

ROSES & THORNS

I stole this idea from the beautiful Kristen. Love her and her blog!! I’m sure many of you know her already but if you don’t, stop over there and introduce yourself! She’s awesome!
I did my post a little different than she does…same concept though;)

* IT’S FRIDAY – nuff said!!
* Both of the attorneys I work for our out today! One of the guys I work for is out with the flu (not swine), he got a flu shot a month ago. What is the point of getting the flu shot if you are still going to get the flu anyway?!?
* I have plans Sunday to spend the entire day with one of my besties!
* I finally went to the doctor yesterday, I’m convinced there is something wrong with me.
* Someone found my blog by typing in “chocolate butt” on Google. HA!!
* My sweet fiancé came downtown to my office and took me out for lunch on Weds. This only happens once a year, it’s a haul to get downtown, you have to pay to park, then wait in line at a restaurant and pay a ridiculous price to eat….it was totally worth it though!! It was the perfect break in my work day! Love his face!
* I know I have mentioned before that I love my car and I have good reason, I drove my car an entire month on the same tank of gas! (Billy goes through more than enough gas in his SUV for the both of us though)
* Billy doesn’t have hockey tonight or tomorrow night, quality time for us!!
* I got to enjoy a wonderful dinner at Chilis with a great friend this week as well. Best chips and salsa ever!!


* Even though the two attorneys I work for are out, I have a TON of work to do today!
* Due to all the work I am totally behind on your blogs. I’ll be stalking anc commenting you all throughout the weekend to catch up on your lives!! Promise :)
* I ate like crap the entire week, so much for being healthy and working out.
* Getting weighed at the doctor’s office :( I’ve gained 6 pounds since I stopped working out 2 months ago! UGH!!! I am going to start hitting the gym again very soon, I have to!
* I gave in to diet mt. dew and splenda in my coffee.
* Due to the splenda I’ve had major headaches all week.
* The commute to work seems to just keep getting longer. I get on my bus around 7:10 and I don’t get to my desk until 8:30. I count part of the commute as my working hours. Hopefully when the highway goes from 3 lanes to 5 lanes things will be much smoother and quicker.
* My Dad was supposed to get to go back to work last week after being laid off for around 8 months. Thankfully my Mom has a great job and my Dad has had unemployment the entire time, my Dad wants and needs to get back to work though. Please pray that he gets a call this weekend letting him know there is a position open and he can go back!

I didn’t know if I wanted to list this as a rose or thorn so this little story gets its own section. After the doctor last night I didn’t feel like cooking. Billy had hockey until 8:30 so I decided to grab some lime beers and another gourmet meal of fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy. I went through the drive through and the girl at the pay window asked me what high school I go to. I told her that I was 26, not in high school. She looked like she didn’t believe me. I go to the next window to pick up the food and the guy working says, she thinks you go to her high school. I told him the same thing, no I’m 26. He goes yeah I figured you had to at least be 21 with that pack of beer sitting on the floor right there. I forgot that I had sat the beer on the passenger side of my car on the floor. Not that it matters but if I was in high school and 16/17 years old I doubt I would have beer noticeably sitting in my car. Anywho, I don't think I look that young but I'll take looking the age of a high schooler as a compliment ;) hehe....

Overall, I had a great week!! Hope you all did too!!

Have a great weekend! XO

56 comments:

PaigeR530 said...

I busted out laughing that someone found your blog by typing in "chocolate butt." First of all, the chocolate butt story was hilarious, but just thinking of someone GOOGLING chocolate butt is even better!! :) Happy Friday!

Heather said...

Splenda gives me a headache too. Not a good sign right. Try Truvia, I just switched over, it's awesome!

Rasha @ and this is what she said... said...

Very funny.. I love love her roses and thorns!

katie + bret said...

haha - Too funny. What a cute little idea!!

Have a great weekend chica! xx

Marian said...

ummm... Chili's chips and salsa are the bomb. I don't need to get anything else while I'm there. I can just stuff my face with that and I'll be completely and utterly happy!!

Yay for the boo being free Friday and Saturday night!!

hope you have a fabulous weekend lovely lady. Maybe with a ton of work to do the day will fly by:)

xoxoxo

Tara Gibson said...

ooo i may have to steal this soon!

i will be thinking about your dad!!

Jessica said...

This is super cute! Definitely T&P's coming for your dad :)

Summer said...

Total roses to be asked what High School you go to!!!! I want that question... =(

SG said...

Chocolate butt?! hahah Love that. How do you check to see how someone found your blog on google?

I get mistaken for being younger all the time. Enjoy it!

Have a great weekend!!

carrie1 said...

YAY to Roses & Thorns! I love Kristens, and now I get double the pleasure! =) Have a great weekend with your man! =)

Adorably Distracted... said...

Awww I loved this! I'll put in some prayers for your dad! ahahahah that's hilarious about the beer /high school thing! Have a great weekend! Enjoy your fiance!

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl… I get the age thing ALL The time. It’s going to work to our advantage when we get older. Consider it a compliment, haha!!! :)

KLaw said...

Getting mistaken for a 16 year old is a BIG roses!!! :) ha ha ha!

I love me some Chocolate Butt, so I can see how that could happen. Ha ha ha

Suzanne said...

What a great story! I love when people think I'm younger...until they think I'm my 20 year old brother's girlfriend - it was worse when they thought that when he was actually IN HIGH SCHOOL! I think your dinner sounds wonderful. Also, I suggest getting a Jillian Michaels video (they are like $10 w/ shipping on Amazon) if you want to tone up and slim down :) I think you look great doll!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Cute idea!

Definitely take the age question as a compliment! :)

Have a great weekend!

Kristen said...

LOVE your post about your hair! Never would have guessed it wasn't yours! Your looks great short or long! :)

Selma said...

Love this list! :) And that is definitely a compliment you got from the girl...even though the beer would have been obvious but yeah, it's definitely a compliment!!! :)
My thoughts are with your dad girl! Sorry to hear that. :(

Have a great weekend though.

Cole said...

I get asked ALL the time how old I am and what high school I go to. It's a compliment, but I always seem to get asked that question when I'm holding a glass of wine! Too funny!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Hoping your dad gets back to work soon. That's so tough...

This was such a cute idea!

Annie said...

def a ROSE!! looking a good 10 years younger is NOT a bad thing :)....that will be AWESOME when you are 40 and ppl mistake you for 30 :)

I HOPE that happens to me. Ppl always think that I am my little sisters YOUNGER sis...I luv it :)

Kentucky Blonde said...

How did you know someone found it by googling?! I'm so technologically dumb, it's ridiculous and surprising that I have even figured out how to have a blog!! :) Anyway-love the roses and thorns & hope you get your work done quickly, it's never fun!

Michelle said...

Love your lists! And lunch with your man is the best! :) and anytime you get mistaken for a teenager it is a good thing ;) I for one can never tell how old anyone is especially from 18- 40 ish ages. Older people are looking younger and younger people are looking older. So confusing!

brittany said...

hahahah literally LOL'd at the chocolate butt search...who does that?! have a great weekend cutie pie!

Alicia said...

chocolate butt???? i wonder what they were actually looking for?! haa!! and man, i think being confused for a high schooler is a definite rose, at least it will be in a few more years!! have an awesome weekend doll!

Lea Liz said...

This is a cute idea!!

Reading his made me what chilis chips and salsa too bad the closest chilis is like an hour and 10 minutues away!!

Praying that your dad gets a call from work soon! I know how stressful it can be my hubby was laid off for a few months right whne Brody was born!!

Have a great weekend!

Rachel H. said...

This is SO cute! I will have to do this sometime and chocolate butt?! So random!!

A Real Housewife said...

Sending good thoughs your way for your Dad! Why did you go to the doctor? Hope everything's ok.

I, too, am SOOOO behind on my blogs. =(

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

I haven't eaten the best this week either! ugghhh! It's so hard sometimes! Oh and my Dad got his position at his job that he had been at for over 20 years eliminated last year right before Christmas. It was really upsetting to all of us. He had a non-compete contract so couldn't stay in the same town to work. So he ended up taking a job 15 hours away in TX. My Mom is still here in TN with her job (she works at a law office too.) She has been trying to find a job there for months now and has had no luck. She doesn't think she should quit the job she has now until she can find one there. It's a really hard time for so many people, but at the same time I try to think how things could always be so much worse!

I will deff. say a prayer for you Dad & hope he finds something very soon!!! !! Have a great weekend!!

Mrs. Bear said...

Love the Roses and Thorns idea! I hope that your Dad has good luck soon! As for the story about being asked if you were still in high school... I get it alllll the time and LOVE it. I hope they still ask me when I am 30.

bananas. said...

your thorns list is way too long…let's work on that ;)

haha.

lucky you on getting a lunch date with your man. my ex has taken me out for lunch more than dave...and that's since we've been together!!!

have a fabulous weekend darling!!!

Mrs. Potts said...

How super sweet of Billy to drive down & take you to lunch!! That deserves a HUGE rose!

siovhan said...

lady, i love you and your blog!!
and definite roses to your saved gas money!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

someday looking like a high schooler will definitely be an advantage!

Jax said...

haha! Love the beer story.. and heck yeah, I'd take the high school thing as a compliment! You go, girlie! I get thrilled when someone even asks for my ID.. lol!

saying a prayer for your dad to return to work soon... This economy is for the birds.. :( Our United Way campaign has taught me so much.. I've seen my friends struggling and their parents struggling, but I dont think it hit home til I saw SO MANY PEOPLE out of work-the layoffs my companies alone have done.. wow.. (the companies I'm working with that is..). *sigh*

The fact that someone found your blog by typing 'chocolate butt' is probably my favorite thing I've read all day.. haha.. Nice.

Have a great weekend!!!

Sarah Ann said...

I'd say being taken for almost 10 years younger is a GOOD THING. =)

The Wife said...

Yay! You won the giveaway! Email me your address and I will sen it to you tomorrow! Thanks for playing!

Alison said...

Wow I wonder what they were looking for when they googled chocolate butt???? :) :)

People always think I'm way younger than I am too. I try to take it as a compliment even when I'm the one being id'd and all my friends are being let right in the bar! Pretty annoying but I guess it's better than looking old!!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Awww, being mistaken as an high school student IS A COMPLIMENT!! I am 26 as well, and someone at my gym asked if I went to the local high school. I WAS SOOO HAPPY I did not dispute it! My mom was with me and laughed out loud before I could respond and said "SHE IS my baby and she has graduated college and is married"
I LOVE To get ID'd too.
Way to go girl! Have a fun weekend!

Jordan said...

Cute idea! People always tell me I look much younger than I am. They also tell me that I may not appreciate it now but I definately will when I get older! ;) LOL

Live, Laugh, Love said...

I'm so going to steal this idea! People always think i'm young too, before they see my humongous boobs....Hopefully your dad will be back to work soon. I'll keep him in my prayers.

Allyson said...

oh my gosh, i always get that too "do i know you from somewhere?" or "you look like someone i know" um, HELLO people, i'm unique dammit!!

hope you have a great weekend! :)

Molly said...

Love this post! How fun!

Ashley said...

Very cute post. Love the idea. :) Hope everything went ok at your doctor's appointment!

Kristen said...

what a good idea! I have never seen that! What car do you drive to go on one tank??

Brittany Ann said...

I get that highschool thing...at the high school I teach at!

But I'll take it, I guess.

Means we're looking good (at that's what I tell myself.)

Katie said...

Hey girl! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

LeAnna said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog a while back, I'm just now getting caught up, too. I get the "what school do you go to" thing, too. Guess one day we'll be remembering the good ol' days so we'd better enjoy the compliments now! :P

Llama said...

A few things...
First, I am so sorry about your Dad losing his job. He is lucky to have an amazing family like yours to help him through. I hope things start to look up for him soon.xo
Second, you do not need to diet you are gorgeous!!!!!
Third, I just read through your other posts to catch up...and I couldn't believe it...YOU HAVE SHORT HAIR?!? Those extensions look amazing...I have just one question...how the heck does one look so completely gorgeous with both short and long hair??!!

Jane said...

Glad to hear you had a great week! One tank a gas for a whole month?! What kind of car do you drive?? Hope your weekend is great!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Hope your dad hears something soon!

brooke said...

what a fun roses/thorns!! and your story is crazy...up until about a year or so ago i used to get carded for r rated movies...it drove me nuts until it stopped happening...hahahaha!!! getting old is a bum deal...haha...oh well! hope you are having an awesome weekened dear!!! and yeyey for hanging out with bestie days!!!

The Wife said...

Never received your address. Email it to me again!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Awww I love Roses and Thorns! isn't chilis chips and salsa the freaking best!? I love it, my best friend here and I always go there!!

Yay for looking young :)

I hope you had a great weekend love! XO

In this wonderful life... said...

Yep, I think it's time we start taking that age thing as a compliment!! It's hard but true! I'm liking this roses and thorns thing! praying for your dady!!

ps - sorry ive been such a terrible commenter lately!

Lil' Woman said...

Great rose and thorn list...hope you get caught up on your work...I'm bogged down in bloog reading right now but i loves it! :)

Lindsey said...

Girl, trust me. I am no runner! It's super hard for me too. I'm really trying to get back in the workout thing but I'm terrible about watching what I eat. So bad!

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