Shows I am loving lately…..
1.Say Yes to the Dress. I just started watching this show in the last 2 months. I never thought I would even make it through 2 minutes of this show because I don’t care one wit about wedding dresses. I never plan on wearing one again. I keep mine just cause I feel some obligation (to who knows who) to keep it. I surprisingly love this show. I find it interesting how many different styles of dresses there are and how each girl chooses such a different dress. And I like the family drama and dynamics. Sometimes I get down right mad at the families because they don’t know when to just shut their mouths. And I just think it is ridiculous how much money people spend on a wedding dress. I will probably eat those words one day!
Jersey Couture Oh my good heavens, it would just be silly and idiotic if I liked that show.
3. House of Anubis. Family favorite on Nickelodeon. It is about a group of teenage kids at a boarding school in England. They have a mystery to solve following clues and having to be sneaky around their caretaker who is after the same thing as the kids.
4. Revenge. Oh sweet revenge. Now, I believe in repentance and forgiveness and all that goodness. However, the guilty pleasure of Revenge is just that…a guilty pleasure. I love how Emily (Amanda) goes about getting revenge. She lets peoples own lies destroy them. She doesn’t go around killing people to avenge her father’s death, she thinks of clever, oh so clever, ways to ruin their lives.
5. HGTV. Anything on that channel. It blows my mind away with the things that the creative geniuses on that channel come up with. They turn blank rooms into masterpieces. I was not born with that part of my brain…it is missing. But, after I see the final reveal, I think, oh now I get it. I see how they put that with that and it works. Could never duplicate it however.
Two favorite moments from this past weekend. 1st, we got to meet Shayla, who is the daughter of a niece and nephew. They were at our mall having dinner with Shayla’s birthmother. We didn’t get to soak up her cuteness out of respect for the dinner, but I hope to get together with them soon. Shayla is so cute! And I have to say I was jealous of the dinner with their birthmother. I wish we had that kind of a relationship with Novalie’s birthmother. 2nd, we got a lot of snow and I love playing in the snow with Novalie, but I just wasn’t feeling it this weekend. Right when I was going to give in (because Novalie is persistent and I do really like playing with her in the snow) her cousins texted to invite Novalie over to play with them in the snow. A tender mercy at that moment.
I need a new pair of sunglasses and a new pair of jeans. This is a problem because I have a problem buying things for myself. Take sunglasses, for example. I will go into Target, pick some out that I love, then decide not to buy them because I talk myself out of it. However, I will leave the store having brought something for Novalie. Repeat 5 or 6 times until I just can’t stand the extremely bright glare of the sunshine reflecting off the snow any longer. Or if Kevin is with me and he forces the purchase. By the way, I want jeans with a sparkling bum….I am too old for that, right?
The cost of food is INSANE! I just need to learn to shop the ads and shop with coupons, I guess. I hate, hate grocery shopping. Actually having to spend time planning grocery shopping before I am grocery shopping makes me hate it even more. I want a golden ticket to eat out for the rest of my life. No grocery stores ever again would be heavenly bliss.
Novalie is in a group of 3 friends including her. I am nervous about this. 3 is a bad number. There is always an odd man (girl) out. I am encouraging her (daily) to expand her circle of friends. 4 months left of school. Please no girl drama in those 4 months. It has been SO nice this year to be free from drama. I am planning a craft party for Novalie and her 2 friends for this Friday. You better believe I am going to be a fly on the wall to see how they interact together.
Tomorrow, Novalie’s bedroom is going to get a Valentine’s Day makeover. I can’t wait until she gets home from school to see the surprise!
Kevin and I decided (ok, I decided, but he loved it so I can pretend like “we” decided) to have a globe/map themed living room that spills over into the kitchen. He loves it so much, that he is scared I will change my mind down the road. I won’t. I can’t wait to start collecting globes and maps.
I am so thankful for time alone in my car. Warm feet, loud music. Freedom.