Yep, it’s moldy alright.

The corner of my blog looks like this:

Maybe one day it’ll get cleaned up…

Journal entry, Dec 18, 1998

I meant to post it on Dec 18, 2008 (ten years later!) but I forgot.Several months ago while going through my old diary I came across this entry:

“I saw the most wonderful movie tonite! It’s called “You’ve Got Mail” w/ Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks. It is so sweet, so perfect. I went & saw it w/ Kim, Ran & Hea. We had the best time.”

I immediately got my hair cut like Meg Ryan and bought a sweater with a shell under it like she wears several times in the movie, though I could never quite pull it off! At the time we had AOL and I used to IM all the time. It’s so cool to have been a part of the pop culture that is so beautifully conveyed in this great movie.¬† It’s really special that I saw it for the first time with my best friends, it’s something I will always remember!

Christmas Eve (yes, I know it’s February 11th)

Sorry for the break, I’m not sure what the deal is, just that time of year, I guess.

ANYways, for those of you who do not know, Josh and I have been doing a diet/fast/detox based on Daniel’s 10 day diet (in the Bible). Today was the 10th day of fruits, vegetables, nuts, water and juice and NOTHING ELSE!!! I have been working at Zaxby’s not being able to drink the free cokes and smelling the wonderful chicken that I hand to people but was not able to eat. I have not had a sip of coffee, a bite of meat or even the smallest piece of candy. Let me tell ya, it has been misery. But, the end is in sight! Tomorrow at work (Dr. Sumrall’s) we are celebrating Valentine’s Day by bringing lots of good things to eat and drink and we are planning on eating ALL DAY!!! I told Josh it feels like the night before Christmas! I hope that in my desperate zeal I do not undo all the good that was done by refraining these last 10 days (I really do feel better in general and also lost a couple pounds as a side plus), but who can really blame me if I do? Ahhhhhhh- pasta salad, chocolate fountain, key lime pie, Mt. Dew, various other sinful delights… here I come!!!


Things I’ve heard since I started working at Zaxby’s:

A girl around 5 or 6 years old said to her father: “Why do grown-ups have to sleep together?”. Haha. I did not hear his reply, I wish I had.

A bratty spoiled-looking girl who had applied for a cashier position, gotten the job, and then backed out of it just in time for her first day of work told me: “I couldn’t work here. It’s too hard.” Yeah, she thinks fast food is too hard.

A black man was paying for his food and his change was a penny. He said “Keep the penny. Now that Obama is president, I can do that. When Bush was president, you couldn’t give away s**t.” Um, yeah. I forgot that Obama is gonna make all blacks rich.

Note to self:

Never put pretty white hand towels in a bathroom that little boys will be using. I would post a picture, but if anyone is queasy at the sight of blood, I’d hate to be responsible for you passing out and hitting your head on something.

Kitties love Christmas too

Tree Skirt

I decided I needed something besides a plain red Walmart tree skirt this year for our live tree in the living room. I cut up an old tablecloth that I never use and stitched it onto the back of the old tree skirt, used binding around the edges¬† and it was an instant new (and free) tree skirt! Only took about an hour. (I ran out of red binding toward the back of the skirt but I don’t think it will show-if it does, I’ll get more to finish it off.) Now I need to make one for the artificial tree…

(backside- old skirt)

backside (old tree skirt)

Trixie likes it!

Mysterious footprint!

I made date balls for our couple’s Christmas party Sunday, and after I rolled them in powdered sugar I left the remnants of the sugar in a bowl out on the counter while we were gone to the party. When we came back, we found this mysterious footprint! Where could this strange shape have come from?? Who dared to step in my powdered sugar and trample it all over my hideously carpeted kitchen? Since we left 3 of our 4 cats in the house while we were gone, I guess we’ll never know (unless I take pawprints and compare…). I’m gonna take a wild guess and say that whoever it was surely enjoyed cleaning his/her paw that night!
Powdered Sugar Footprint

Veteran’s Day Outing

Josh and I decided to go to the Museum of Aviation for Veteran’s Day yesterday. Neither of us had been there since we were in middle school and boy, has it changed! We had a really great time exploring and reading about Air Force veterans and seeing donated memorabilia dated from the early 20th century. I am so fortunate to have grown up with an Air Force dad, and will always hold veterans and current enlistees in high regard.This is my favorite picture, for some reason our camera kept giving Josh a black eye, there is one further down that looks the same way! hpim2737hpim27381 hpim273914-8-15-16-23-42 execute (little Lost joke there)hpim27401hpim27421hpim27491The other black eye picture, maybe it was from when the plane hit Josh in the face!hpim27501

Fall Colors

Fall is my favorite season. I opened my cabinet the other day and noticed how pretty and fall-ish the colors of my kitchen decor and dishes are, and also the tiles on my island and backsplash. I love looking at pretty colors so I thought I’d post some pictures for you to enjoy too.