Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lazy Housewife

This lazy housewife isn't even being a housewife right now. That's right, y'all, I'm on vacation. 

The Punk and I are having a honeymoon-8 yrs delayed-in Cali!  We've gone to see a Dodger game, and I had my picture taken with the Hollywood sign. We are planning to hike some, see the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and head down to Venice Beach. None of that though is the highlight for this girl. Nope. What am I looking forward to most, you ask?  Food. Food Trucks. And places featured on triple D (diners, drive-ins, am dives...on Food Network!!)

Yeah, I'm a dork. 


Have a great week, y'all, from the OC. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Snapshots

At the NC Transportation Museum. 

The Boy and my younger nephew playing basketball in the rain.  The kids and I joined them, there just aren't pics of that.

Experimenting with how much weight he could put on the end before it toppled.


Oreo Phases of the Moon

The Bestie and I at the Matchbox 20/Goo Goo dolls concert

The boys at a great outside play space.

Practicing a hand stand at the kids museum.

What I found on the mirror (it says WOW.)

What I find in my phone when I leave it lying around unattended.  I love these girls.

One and I after a Zumba class.

A last hoorah, a trip to the lake.

Our cardboard DIY Hot Wheels ramp.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wordy Wednesday

Today I'm going to do:  Confessions of a mom

I love my husband, but I'm a gigantic unapologetic flirt. I flirt with my husband too, so it's all good. 

I love all my kids the exact same, but I have a favorite.

I have the best friends. Truuuuue. They allow me to be ME. They never judge. They just accept me, tell me I screwed up, and we move on. 

I am a party girl. Now that I'm closing in on 40. I NEVER partied like this in my teens/twenties. I've seen the sunrise while still OUT for the "night."  True story.
I'm having way more fun now than someone my age probably should. 

I have two tattoos, and plans for 3 more. 

I have an awesome piercing (Daith, it's in the inner part of your ear.). It looks hot, it fits my personality, and even though I can't see it all the time, I'm completely in love with it. 

When I'm out, I drink. A lot. I'm kid free, I'm with people I trust. I am responsible. But I drink. I can remember a time when I was a one drink tipsy kinda gal. Those days are LOOOONG gone now. I'm not sure if I'm proud of this or not....but I did tell a grown construction worker last week that I'd put money on the bar that going shot for shot, I could drink him under the table.  I didn't make an attempt to do it because he had already had a LOT of beer, and it would have been an unfair fight.  BUT that's what he gets for talking smack to me about drinking "milk" at the bar (a mixed drink I can only get in THAT establishment...and yes, there was milk in it.)  Shots, Shots, Shots, Shots, Shots, Shots...EVERYBODY!

I LOVE to dance.  Ok, this isn't news if you've read my blog a few times.  I dance for a living (ok, so I'm TECHNICALLY a fitness instructor...I prefer this wording.)  I dance for fun.  I dance to blow off steam.  I dance while I cook.  I dance while I clean.  I dance.

I really haven't had my shit together for the last few years.  My life has fallen apart, been reassembled, fallen apart again, glued back together, cracked, taped back up and finally blown to smithereens.  NOW, I'm currently the happiest and MOST together I've been since late 2010.  I've sustained this level of happy for 6 weeks now (the longest duration that I've felt this way) and am hopeful it's going to stick around this time--without tape or glue.

There you have a glimpse into who I REALLY am.  As a mom.  As a wife.  As a WOMAN.

(*I've been working on getting this post up since LAST Wednesday--and I know it's Thursday, but it was now or never.)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Manic Monday

I loaded in a bunch of pictures yesterday for Snapshot Sunday, but my phone and the blogger app weren't playing nicely together and it never showed up.  I will attempt to get that up today--fingers crossed that my phone and the app made up.  :)

Zumba class this morning, but that's it for today!  These days are short lived though, as our regular activities start back soon.  I'm trying to enjoy the remainder of a calm summer.

Enjoy your Monday, make the best of your week!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Flashback Friday

A few fun things we did this week (more photos to come on Snapshot Sunday.)

Phases of the moon seen on Pinterest.  

Reading (with the dog as a footrest.)

Sun fading:  We put 3 objects on a black piece of paper and set it in the sun for a few hours to see what would happen.  They hypothesized prior to the experiment.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Manic Monday


I have my own zumba class now...I led it this morning.  Then we came home, sat and talked to The Punk for a bit, made a reservation for a camping trip next month, and then started working on dinner--which I was getting in the crockpot before heading out for the afternoon.  It's a crockpot Cube Steak recipe.  If it's good, I'll post it later this week!

After getting that taken care of, I showered real quick and left to pick up my mom.  She had a dr. appointment.  I had a return to Kohl's and then took her home.

Now, I'm home and trying to check some stuff to prepare for school for the week.  :)

I have a busy (and great week) coming up.  Fun stuff!  Hoping to register One for dance tomorrow night, Wednesday night I'm going to a concert with The Bestie (and another great friend,)  Thursday night I am subbing in a Zumba class.  My nights are all filled up!  We may be going to $1 movie tomorrow or Wednesday, we've gone the last 2 weeks.  Love those.