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A Bit Concerned

It's hard to imagine that anyone living in America isn't constantly pummeled with news about the failing economy (personally, I think it's already failed, but what do I know?). It's also hard to imagine that anyone living in our "middle class" or lower region isn't constantly concerned about their job(s), home, bills, and such. I recently had lunch with a friend and we talked about how the questions used to be, "Where are you working now? Do you like it?" and are now, "Where are you working now? Is it pretty stable?" A sign of the times, maybe?

I was in Walmart (actually two different Walmart stores) last night and in both stores I heard people talking and it made me really start to think about things. First, I was in the Super in Callaway and heard a lady on her cell phone. (If you know me really well, you already know that I'm pretty nosey and often refer to myself as "Gladys Crabtree"). Apparently, someone had picke…

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

SInce Ryan's been working so much lately and we haven't been able to spend a lot of time together, Valentine's Day was this weekend, and he has a holiday tomorrow (gotta love those federal holidays, we decided to come to Destin and spend the night in a hotel...mainly just to get away from the normal hum drum. So here we are at the Summerplace Inn in Destin having a ball. We drove over right after church and have had so much fun today. We shopped till we dropped, ate at Ciao Bella, hung out at Barnes and Noble, and are now back in our room. (I don't know why but I love staying in hotels. They must be clean, mind you, but it's something I've always enjoyed. Maybe it's the simple change in atmosphere, but I love it. )

Someone once told me that I was the "homely type". This was a really good friend and it was when I was telling this friend that I wasn't moving away to college but had decided instead to stay here and do the program at FSU PC. He sa…

A Wonderful Day

So today was one of those days that I absolutely love. I am on the downhill side of my cold, still coughing and a little stuffy, but feeling so much better. I woke up, got the hubby out the door, took a shower and got down to business. I'm always amazed at how fast the house can take a downward spiral when you're sick and not able to take care of the normal chores. My plan was to "restore order" but in end, I did some serious spring cleaning. I love these days. I love working and working and working and when I'm done being able to sit back and admire the progress.

I dusted EVERYTHING in our bedroom, cleaned the bathroom top to bottom, even the baseboards. Honestly, I don't remember my mother having to dust this must when i was little. Why does this house have so much dust and where does it come from? (I read once that dust was like 90% dead skin...not sure about that one...but if so, gross.) I had sheets on the clothesline, the radio blaring, and the vacuum …

Reality TV: Is This For Real???

I woke up sick this morning...felt it coming on a little yesterday, but during the night I woke up and knew that it was definitely here to stay. It's nothing super major...just a head cold, but nonetheless, I've been on the couch all day.

And since I've been on the couch today, I've been watching TV out the wazoo and honestly can't believe what all I've seen. I've watched my favorites, Little House on the Prairie, People's Court, Judge Judy...some super cheesy movies, one about a single mother that chases tornadoes and in the end introduces her daughter to her daughter's father...the local weather man (I'm sad to say I didn't see that one coming...I blame it on the cold). I've also watched a lot of reality tv and am flabbergasted. Here are just some of the shows I've watched today...mostly just pieces of an episode 'cause that's about all I could handle...

First there was a show called Tool Academy. This one was seriously la…

More Random Things About Me

Most of my friends are on Facebook and are probably familiar with the "25 Random Things..." thing being circulated. I'm posting a few more that I thought of...

26. I love volunteering for different things and helping people. I know that sounds so hokey, but at the end of the day, I feel good and hope that they know someone cares about them.

27. I still have some of my stuffed animals from when I was little. Some of them were even my brother's and I doubt I'll ever get rid of them. One, a long brown dog, has a radio in its belly. I named it Rufio before learning that David had named it Rufus.

28. I was Miss Teen Firecracker for the summer of 1999. Don't be impressed, there were only two of us in our age group...but...I won. And it felt freakin' great.

29. I've ALWAYS dreamed of riding in the Peanut Parade (as a beauty queen). One year my mother tried to call one of our cousins in Dothan and ask if I could possibly ride in one of their cars (he sold cars/…