Thursday, October 25, 2012

This Morning

This morning was spent making cupcakes...

making messes

and learning lessons.

I have always been the kid to not read directions carefully on homework, tests, etc. and apparently I am still learning that lesson at 24 years old. Luckily though, I was able to teach Catherine (one of the children I nanny) a lesson from my mistake.

She is in kindergarten and has homework a few times a week. She gets so frustrated when I stop her to read the directions. Today, she learned that lesson from my mistake and that was a beautiful thing. 

Lesson of the day: When a recipe tells you to beat soft butter until creamy, you beat soft, not melted butter, by itself, not with the other ingredients, until creamy and fluffy. If not, you will waste 2 batches of icing and be annoyed with yourself. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Isaac is finally gone and most of our town has power. I really feel for those that are still without power. We didn't really suffer without it, but when power is out for a few days it makes you grateful for lights and AC. I really have more that I want to share and say about that, but I'm going to save that for another day.

Today, is fabulous for a couple reasons.

College football! I am beyond excited to watch our LSU Tigers play tonight!! Hopefully Joshua gets off of work in enough time to watch it. Oh, you thought Josh was off on weekends? Ha, Not!!


It's September 1st!!

I am so ready for cooler weather. Louisiana summers are hot, humid, sticky and gross. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons. Unfortunately though, Louisiana has two seasons: Gross Hot and Not as Hot. :) I am always cold though, so I feel like I get to have fall and winter sometimes. Some Decembers are spent in jeans and sweaters while others are spent in short sleeve shirts with capris. No joke. Let's see what happens this year...hopefully cold, crisp air!!

I hope y'all have a great weekend!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Oh, Isaac

It's really been almost 2 months since my last post. 

So unplanned. 

Oh well.  

Moving on.

If you don't know, I live in Louisiana. Houma to be exact. It's about 45 minutes south of New Orleans. Near where Mr. Isaac is thinking of visiting.


Isaac, please be sweet. You have already hit other places and made a mess. Don't come make a mess here.

 I'm not too nervous, although this has been the first hurricane that I have had to be a large help in picking everything up, planning for "what ifs", and getting supplies rounded up. It's not as fun as it was when my mom and dad would take care of things, especially the worrying part.

 I haven't looked at the news yet today, but as of yesterday it was projected to not be above a category 2, which is nothing to the people here. People in Houma are stocking up beer, water and food.        Wal-Mart was out of bread yesterday. Gas stations have lines to the road to get gas and people are filling up all of their extra gas cans. Schools are closed.

I was suppose to be going to Gulf Shores with the family I work for this coming weekend. Yea, I'm pretty sure that's not gonna happen. haha


So true. Ha!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Letters


Dear Friday, I am so happy you are here! Please make time fly until 2:00pm, then slow down. I have a bunch of stuff to do before getting on the plane to.... Conway, South Carolina, I cannot wait to fly to you this afternoon!! We will have loads of fun! Dear Joshua, I will miss you so much and I hope you will miss me the same amount, or more...missing me less than I will miss you is not an option. Okay? Dear N.O., Atlanta, and Myrtle Beach Airport employees, watch out for me, don't let the planes take off without me, and be nice. If you are nice to me, I'll be nice. If you are not nice, I'm afraid I will say things jokingly aloud that could put me on a no fly list. No bueno. Dear Bloggy Friends, I am aware that I am not quite a "regular" blogger yet, but I feel the desire to tell you that I will not be blogging while in South Carolina. I'm not planning on bringing my computer!! Crazy? Maybe. Have a great weekend! Dear Ashley, I am so happy that you host Friday Letters every week!! Have a fabulous weekend!

Linking up here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Life With Joshua

Joshua and I have been together for almost 2 1/2 years. He means so much to me and makes me so happy! He does things that make me want to pull my hair out and things that make me just stare at him in disbelief..nothing "bad", just things that I would never do...sometimes in funny way.

This is obviously a very old picture..don't hate. :) haha

With that being said, I am going to share my most recent "situation". 

Monday afternoon, I realized that I did not have my wallet.

 *Insert crazy, panic face here.* 

I started flipping my purse and house upside down looking for it. I called Joshua and asked him to check his car and apartment for my wallet. I am flying to South Carolina on Friday, so having no access to money and my license is not an option. Of course, he didn't find it after he "searched" for it.

I looked all over at work today to see if I left it there, trashed my house again today looking for the wallet and still didn't find it. I decided that I would start canceling cards and get a new license tomorrow, Wednesday, but I still had a feeling that I could find it. So, I went to Joshua's work and borrowed his keys to check his car for myself.

I unlocked the car and  immediately saw my wallet. I didn't even have to search. I saw it on the passenger's floor board when the car lights came on.

Never send a man to be a woman's job. :-)

I hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Nothing Exciting

Well the weekend came and went as always. I would prefer to work longer hours during the week and have a three day weekend. You in?

This weekend was one spent being lazy and getting 0 of the 198 things I need to get done, done. I was pretty busy last week and didn't give Elliot the amount of time out of his cage that he needs and deserves, so he was out most of the day Saturday. Joshua had work...what's new? 

Sunday was Father's Day (duh) and Joshua was able to come to lunch with my dad and I. My dad and I went to see a movie after while Joshua went to his Granddad's for their family get together. We saw Snow White and the Huntsman. I know, I have already seen it...but it WAS that good! I didn't get any pictures of my dad and I on Sunday, but here is an oldie.

This picture is way older than I care to admit. Note to self: More pictures with Dad.

After the movie, Joshua and I were going to go to his dad's grave but got busy at his Grandma's. His dad died about 5 years ago from cancer. They found out way too late and it took him quickly. I get so sad for Joshua, his sisters and his mom when I think about it. I have cried several times, just thinking about it. My dad could have been killed in a boating accident last year, the day before Father's day, so when I think about Joshua not having his dad and think about how I could have had mine taken away, the tears start to gush from my eyes. I also get sad that I never got the opportunity to meet him, but I try to push those feelings away because that is so selfish of me. I mostly mourn for Joshua and his family. Joshua looks just like his daddy, except his dad let a huge caterpillar live under his nose. :) He really had the thickest mustache I have ever seen...from what I can tell from the pictures.

Well, I hope you are all having a great start to your week!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Weekend

I am aware that it's almost the weekend, but I never said anything about last weekend!

It was so much fun!

I wouldn't consider myself a big party person or one that stays out super late...but I do on occasion and it's always a blast!

Joshua's co-worker Derrick had been wanting to meet my friend Dani because, well she's gorgeous. So, he invited all of us to a Voo Doo football game. The Voo Doo team is the arena football team in New Orleans. Dani agreed, mainly because she wanted to see the Voo Doo dance team (not impressive) and because she would get a chance to hang out with her favorite redhead. (that's me ;))

The weather was gross. It rained most of the day and was pretty windy too, but that didn't ruin our fun.

These pictures were taken with my that explains why they are horrendous. 
 I considered us to be pretty close to the field. The field is only 50 yards and when they push and tackle each other, they sometimes fly into the seats. Scary.

Obviously the boys were not in the mood for the paparazzi.

Our team lost. :( The score was 48-51. Oh well, we were not that upset.

After the game, Derrick wanted to go to Harrah's casino. I'm not big on casinos and neither is Josh. We just don't get a lot of entertainment from it. It was still fun. The boys went to try to win me lots of money while Dani and I found something better to do.


So yummy since we were apparently in a freezer, not a casino that people hang out at.

The boys played for just 30 minutes before they were bored. I did not complain. Ha
So, we went to the club that is inside of the casino. I forgot the name of it, but it was fun. It was more entertaining to watch the little 22 year old boys (NOT Josh and Derrick, boys we didn't know) try to flirt with the married women that had to be at least 40. Silly boys. I'm pretty sure they left with their tail between their legs.

After that, we got a wild hair and ventured to Bourbon. Not the best idea for my hair. It turned into a huge, humid, bozo looking mess. Of all the days I do not carry a ponytail holder, it was that day. So, I went into the little shops looking to buy some, but had to settle for a rubberband. 

Later on, someone dropped a beer bottle on Joshua's foot causing it to bleed and because he was drinking, the blood came pouring out. I was not a happy girlfriend and I am so glad I was not next to him when it happened. I highly doubt I will ever get into a fight with someone and I probably would not have said anything, but if someone tells you redheads can shoot fire balls from their's true. ;-) Anyway, I was very nervous about the cut. He went to the bathroom and cleaned it up and the cut is way smaller than we were thinking. Thank goodness!  

After that mess, we continued to dance and have a blast. Then we looked at our watches. It was 3:00 AM! I don't really remember the last time I stayed up that late, much less out dancing. I'm not trying to act like this was the most fun/crazy night of my life, but this is very uncommon for any of us.

We were on the way home, got to a very important bridge to cross to get home...and it was closed!! We had to take a huge detour and didn't get home until around 6:30. Ridiculous.

It's safe for you to assume that Sunday was spent taking naps during the day and full of baggy clothes...and showers..we were gross.

I hope everyone is having a great week!!