06 September 2010

Miscellany Monday.

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

{one} My husband showed ultimate love this weekend by buying tickets, attending and cheering for his rival college team, Mississippi State. He was even willing to wear a maroon polo I bought for him! Unfortunately, the polo was sized wrong and looked more like a dress on him than a manly polo. He opted to wear his green polo, a nice neutral color. He wasn't giving up his USM hat though.

{two} Whenever the day comes and God says, "Bam! You're going to be parents," I will be ready for little to no sleep. I woke up Sunday morning at 9am after sleeping a solid 8 hours. Took a 90 minute nap on the way home from Columbus. Visited with friends, ate dinner with Jared, and took a 15 minute power nap before working for 8+ hours. all. night. long. 

In other words…I've been up almost 24 hours with maybe two hours of sleep. BOOYAH! Bring on the crazy hours of motherhood. Just hold the screaming infant. I'm not ready for that. Yet. 

For now, I'll settle for my best friends' kids. 

{three} It's getting darker earlier, and I really don't care for it. But on a brighter note, last night we officially experienced "fall-like" weather! I even got goosies when walking outside! 

My BFF, Ally, and me taking a pic with our senior class gift to our beloved alma mater. 

{four}  I have today off. But not really. If Monday "officially" begins at midnight, I've already put in 7+ hours of work. Therefore, do I really have Monday off?

If I didn't have to work on Sunday/Monday, I would still be hanging out with my favorite ladies. :)

03 September 2010


1. What do you do when you have time to yourself?

Read. If I'm feeling artsy, I'll do some crafts. 

2. When you look out your kitchen window, what do you see?

We don't have a kitchen window. :( 

Growing up though, we did. Looking out that window, I saw two big trees, one oak, the other pine, houses across the street, and a field where deer would roam behind the houses. Pretty cool to be doing dishes and see deer in the middle of the city! That's Mississippi for ya. :)

3. Who/What would you want to be reincarnated as?

A dolphin. They are so pretty and graceful!! I want to swim with dolphins one day. {hint hint, Jared!!}

4. What is your biggest pet peeve about other people's kids?

My biggest pet peeve is more about the parents and the lack of discipline they have with their children. 

Granted, I'm not a parent, but I know it's tough to discipline kids. We've watched and helped our best friends do it with their 3 year old. BUT it is soo worth it! Parents will give in to their crying, whiny kid instead of "manning" up about it and sticking to their guns. Geez...

5. Regular or Diet soda?

First off, it's coke. Not soda. Not pop. Definitely not sodapop. 

When it comes to coke, I'll take the regular stuff over the diet. Unless it's Diet Dr. Pepper. That stuff is fabulous. Hands down! 

02 September 2010

Are dining rooms a dying breed?

Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors posted about dying dining rooms recently. {Check Donna's blog out! I love her "blog voice," and she always has an awesome project going on. She's pretty much amazing!}

It got me thinking about our dining room and how we use it. She posed the question, "Do you use your dining room for a dining room?"

Well, Funky Junk Donna....you might be surprised at how we use our dining room....

In our dining room, we have a small, four person table with four chairs and one small in-the-corner shelf that houses my china. That's it! Nothing on the walls. (Even after this post and all the great suggestions...there's still nothing on the walls. I'll explain that soon...) Not even bar stools at the kitchen bar or a pretty table topper.

We only eat at the table when friends or family are joining us. This is one thing that will change when kids come along. Some of my favorite childhood memories are spent around the dining room table at dinner time!

But our dining room, eh...I don't know if I have the strength to tell you what our dining room has become over the past year...

Ok....here it is....

Our dining room has become a dressing room. Yes, you read that right, a dressing room! With our oddball schedules, there are many days and nights that when Jared or me get off work, one of us is sound asleep in the bedroom. In order to not disturb the sleeping spouse, we change clothes in the dining room. And then in the mornings, we'll dress in the dining room.

Is this odd? Probably. But sleep is precious. And when I get home at 11:30 at night and Jared has to wake up at 4:30 the following morning (or vice versa!), I don't mind for my dining room to be used as a changing area. :)

Maybe if I get brave, I'll post a picture...maybe....

01 September 2010

Today I am . . .

{I borrowed this from Sweet Nothings.}

Today I Am: Thinking.
Listening: clickity clack of the keyboard in the office, phones ringing, AC running.
Reading: Golden Days: Reminiscences of Alumnae, Mississippi State College for Women
Obsessed With: overthinking about the future...what do I want to do/be when I grow up??
Planning To: make a grocery list and ToDo list for the rest of the week/weekend
Praying about: Life. Future. What is my passion??
Dreaming Of: My actual dreams have been crazy lately...last night I dreamed we (me and sisters and friends) went to a local Mexican restaurant that we apparently frequent often. The owner of said establishment was upset we were taking up a couple of tables for over two hours. I overheard him venting in Spanish to his employees about us. I replied in a cool, calm, and collected voice, "If it's that big of a deal, sir, I'll take my business elsewhere." Odd thing is that 1) I understood his Spanish, 2) replied to him in English. If I understood Spanish, why not reply to him in Spanish??
Enjoying: A cool office. I do love that they keep it chilly in the office. I'm wearing a cropped, denim jacket today and I am not hot! Or sweating! Anyone who is hot natured understands how much of a feat this is. *fist pump*
Vowing to: exercise today!! It seems that when I take a "rest day" from exercising, that one day turns into multiple days. Not good for someone who needs to become healthier...aka...drop some poundage from the waist.
Excited About: The weekend! Thursday kicks off college football...USM vs. USC...Southern Miss TO THE TOP!  And Saturday we'll be cheering for MS State...MSU v. Memphis. Or at least I'll be cheering for State. Jared cheers for Ole Miss, SEC, or the underdog. Yes, folks, we watch all teams during football season. Even the puny high schoolers!!