Thursday, October 29, 2009


All moms need a little pampering every now & then. Well really everyone needs some relaxation & pampering now & then. Right now I'm using my iPhone to write this as I'm getting a pedicure. We went to training in Austin and are spending the night. So we all decided to stop at the mall & get a pedicure & go shopping.

So now I'm getting pampered by having only my third pedicure in my life. My husband would say I'm spoiled, but I think not. I'm trying now to keep from laughing as this woman is rubbing my feet.

Wonder what they would say if I fell asleep in the chair?

-- Posted from my iPhone

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Aww It's Over!!

I have to confirm it with Tarleton, but my stressing out about the GRE is over! I took it on Friday, and my lovely mother drove me to Waco to take the test. I was stressed out all week and before about everything, and tying to study for it. I basically stayed home and studied all week, didn't work out, and barely slept. I took it and made a 570 on the verbal and a 530 on the Math, so a combined score of 1100! Whoo-hoo!! I only needed to make a 570 to continue with graduate school. That also means that I could possibly be up for scholarships. I was so excited when I walked out of the testing facility Friday morning.
Mom and I left and went to go look for Halloween costumes and wound up at the mall. I found my new favorite store, Forever 21. Some of the stuff is too young for this woman. (There is just some stuff a woman shouldn't wear after she has kids) However, they had a lot of cute stuff. I walked out of there (Thanks to my momma! Love you mom!) with a pair of jeans, two dresses, and a really cute blue off the shoulder top, and three t-shirts. Mom was nice enough to pay for the majority of it as a great job on the GRE gift.
So I spent the weekend pretty much doing a lot of nothing. Well, I did dust and did the majority of our laundry. I finished my outline and turned it in a little while ago, and I did finally get to the gym today. I felt sooooo much better after getting a workout in.
Tomorrow starts the week all over again, and as a friend of mine said, its a chance to make this week better than the next. :) She's a true optimist. But this week, we may be having some friends for dinner Wednesday, and I got to pack because Thursday our department will be going to training for two days. Going to hopefully go to the gym every day except for maybe Thursday, and get back in my routine without the stress of studying for the GRE.
Fixing to turn off my computer and eat some ice cream my wonderful husband just brought me. Then it's time to get ready for bed. I may curl up with a book thats NOT a textbook or study guide before going to bed. :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's always a choice

I started thinking about this blog earlier in the week. I thought it's a choice about what I eat. That got me thinking what other choices we have...

1). We have a choice on how we spend our time. I'd love to sit down & read a book or magazine. But I have to study for my grad classes & the GRE. That means instead of getting lost in a book, it's highlighting a textbook.

2). We have a choice on the time we spend with our significant other. Do you pass like two ships in the night? Or do you carve out of your busy schedule time to spend with them. Talk to them, LISTEN to them, and have fun together.

3). Time for yourself. This I find hard for me as a lot of women & Mom's understand. When the house needs to be cleaned, dishes washed, and kids demanding attention, it's hard to say "Hey!! Time out, I need an hour away!!". Even though I come back a much better person when I do.

4). Do I take time to take care of myself? This means eating right, exercising, & getting enough sleep (haha on the sleep one). I need time to myself to recharge or I wear down & get irritable. And I find I'm not as good as a wife or mother if I don't recharge. That also means spending time with God each day so he can recharge my batteries too.

Gotta get going...till next time

-- Posted from my iPhone

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Had a good weekend

Friday night was a little crazy. I had to work late working with someone up at school. Then Mom and I took the kids to Gatesville to go grocery shopping. Anyone with kids know how much fun that experience can be.

Saturday morning I woke up late since Miss E decided she was going to wake up from 1:30 to 3:30 am. She slept right along with me. Woke up and tried to get some things done because Damon wanted to take the boat up to Procter lake. We went over there and didn't catch anything but some bait fish, but we had a blast. Landon got to drive the boat. His expression was priceless.

Sunday we woke up and I made Mom a mint chocolate cake for her birthday. We went up to Nanny's and ate a spread of food. I am so miserable right now, and really want to take a nap. However I need to finish my outline so I may add some more to this later, but right now, Gotta run!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Need a day off...

Between work, school, kids, hubby, & housework I feel as though I need a day away, just me. Had Friday off, but I didn't count that due to the fact Emma was home with a stomach bug.

Damon was busy all weekend with his stuff & I had homework & a test due, so it was a crazy weekend. Then Monday I was crazy busy after we got home, but felt like I got nothing accomplished. Last night we had movie night with in-laws and after they left I passed out in my recliner & all the dishes are still waiting for me when I get home.

My home is a wreck and I need to clean it, but then I also need time to work out. I may skip the gym today & work up a sweat vacuuming, mopping, & laundry. And don't forget the dishes!!

I'm trying to get it in some semblance of order because I'll be gone all day Saturday for a seminar to help me prepare for the GRE. I may have to stop & get a pedicure on the way home.

-- Posted from my iPhone