Thursday, September 29, 2011


I joined.  Finally.  I have pinned a few things and this was one of them:

I have had my eye on it awhile and decided to order.  I absolutely LOVE it.  You can personalize it however you want and it is cloth, so you can easily fold and store until your next use!  Of course, ours says "Boomer Sooner"  The lady who made it was very nice and helpful.  I ordered it only one week before I needed it for a party and she got in done and shipped just in time!

Tank Like's To Educate Himself

Last week I was doing my Bible Study and Tank came and joined me.  He loves to read. 

Then I caught him messing around with Jack's iPad one day last weekend.  He was reading up on a little ESPN then actually started a video with his very own paw.  Haha, so funny.  I think he surprised himself!
Like Father Like Son

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Charlie Sheen....Winner?

I am still not sure if he is a winner in my eyes, but after watching his Comedy Central Roast, I have to say he has really given me a good chuckle.

The roast was hilarious.  I think Charlie Sheen took everything like a champ.  All of the roasters also took their jabs like champs, that is - except for Patrice O'Neal.  I think his feelings were a little hurt.  Joking about dying from diabetes may have crossed a line or two.  Poor guy.  Some of the language was a little foul, even for my adult ears, but all in all great roast.

If you haven't seen it, I am sure Comedy Central will replay it over and over again, or you can click here to watch different clips.

What will Mr. Sheen do next?  He became even more of a star for having complete meltdowns on TV interviews and in magazines.  Maybe he will shock us all and join a convent in his next journey, or probably not, then he wouldn't be as popular.  America loves train wrecks.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


So my Zara purchase was pretty much fail.  I am returning the blouse I bought and the flats.  The shirt had a weird fit and I felt as though it was pulling and could rip at any moment.  The shoes - oh the shoes.  I need take a poll.  Is "toe cleavage" in?  Who all like toes cleavage?  I don't think I am a big fan and that is exactly what these Zara flats were all about.  I felt like they barely covered my toenails, therefore leaving much of my toes uncovered by shoe.  I am not a fan.

On a positive note, their returns seem pretty simple.  I know I will order from Zara again in the future, but the look and price will have to be just right.  Or maybe I will save Zara for when I visit Chicago.  It will be my little Chicago treat.

In other news, Jack and his friend John installed a TV on our back porch last weekend!  I have a feeling we will definitely be spending many Fall days and nights out here:
Jack is in TV-Land Heaven!

In other news, Missoni for Target hit stores on Tuesday.  I am sure none of you have heard about that (cough, cough).  I have one friend in particular still going BA-NANAS.  She is trying to get a throw / blanket.  This girl is on a mission for Missoni.  I am glad I have such fashion forward friends, otherwise, I wouldn't know any designer names or labels (not that I buy them).  Thanks for keeping me in the fashion loop, girls.  You know who you are.  If it weren't for you all, I would probably still be wearing Doc Martin Sandals.

I bought into the Missoni for Target Madness of 2011.  I am a pretty simple girl, a lot of colors and design scare me, so I felt like these fit me perfectly.  Very subtle Missoni.  

Thursday, September 8, 2011


The day has come!  Zara opened up it's online shopping to the U.S. yesterday!  This has been on my calendar for a couple of months.  I made a purchase or two yesterday!  I can't wait for them to arrive.  Zara online makes me feel giddy!  Have you checked it out???

Labor Day Weekend (In Photos)


I am a little excited for NFL football to start tonight.  Jack does a draft every year with a group of his buddies and this year, I am not only doing one draft, I am doing two!  A CBS league and an ESPN league -  I have no idea what I am doing and this is my first year to participate in anything like this.  Jack has been a good coach and helped me pick players, etc.

He was looking over my players and in my ESPN Draft, I am playing the Killers tonight (scary!!!).  Well, she happens to have Drew Brees as a QB and that is who Jack has!  Jack and I will be rooting against each other this weekend in the QB department!

My team name in both drafts is the Bullies.  Of course.  How original am I?  Here are a few pictures of Tank and I during my online draft.

Goooooooooo Bullies!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Holidays This Year

I am a planner.  I think I always have been.  I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.  On the upside, I always know what is going on and what is to come - down on the downside, sometimes my plans I thought I had don't seem to pan out the way I planned, which can be very sad.

It's finally September!  The air in Oklahoma is getting cooler and football is fresh on people's minds.  Jack and I were talking about what we could dress up Mr. Tank as for Halloween this year a couple weeks ago.  Then it reminded me of how Jonathan was supposed to be here at Halloween.  I had planned on him being here for Thanksgiving.  It was going to be his first Christmas.  This is where the downfall comes into play for me.  Now, instead of having that planned, it's all just wishful thinking.  Not a reality or set plan anymore.  A baby won't be in our house this year for the holidays.  It hurts.

Maybe sometimes planning isn't the best thing.  My goal for the rest of 2011 is to live in the moment and not let these precious days pass me by while I am waiting/planning for the future to come.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

2 Days

Tonight we are washing all of Mr. Tank's gameday gear!  He is going to be all set for Saturday's kickoff!

A Day In The Life Of..... -

This next post follows a dear friend of mine, who will remain nameless.  Let's call her...... Rhonda.

Rhonda works in the wild and crazy world of advertising.  It's fast paced and lots of work.  She is one of the most creative people I know, always coming up with fun party themes, flair, you name it!  She has impeccable taste - loving her leopard EVERYTHING!  Here is a photo she sent me yesterday, need I say more?
She may kill me for including this picture - but I love it - I had to!
Have fun reading!

After being asked to write about my daily routine, I realized that I do about the same thing everyday, and I might be slightly boring.... and overly Type A and always guarded with a "To Do" list.  Here we go....

Every night I go to sleep, I have high hopes of waking up and working out.  The alarm clock is always set to do this, but I always snooze for about an hour.  On Accident  Alarm was set for 6:10AM... I woke up at: 
I enjoy sleeping until the last minute possible and I get up and enjoy a Diet Coke and some Today Show.  (And yes, I am still suffering from Meredith Viera's departure and YES, I am overly critical of Anne Curry's performance...EVERY morning) 
I am a neat freak.  As much as I try to be "messy" and make my house look "lived in," I just can't.  I have to have everything in its spot to think clearly.  I also have to make my bed before work each morning.  I always say, "A Messy Bed Is A Messy Head."  If I leave without my bed made, it's usually a sign that I tied one on the night before OR woke up extremely, out of the ordinary, late. 
And here comes the big decision- to take the highway or side streets on the way to work.... the side streets are more relaxed and provide some scenery, but the highway tends to be faster.  However, I am the Jerk that rides in the fast lane the entire way until she needs to exit and then has to cut people off to get over.  I don't like myself for this, so sometimes, I just opt for the side streets.  (That and I hit a soccer goal on the way to work not too long ago- randomly on the highway)  If I take the side streets, I get to drive pass this OKC Jewel every morning.  (Thank you Wayne Coyne, and I am being serious) 
So this brings us to work.  I work in Advertising and no 2 days are the same, and I never know what to expect.  One minute I could be g-chatting away and enjoying my time there and the next I am ready to poke my eyes out.  I share a small office with a co-worker. It used to be a closet, but now we both occupy it- I never knew how much privacy a cubicle had until I moved into the closet with a co-worker.  This is my desk: 
And this is me reacting to a request I don't feel like doing: 
While my work may be different every day, I am pretty much the same.  Drink massive amounts of water out of my nalgene, talk myself out of walking next door to get cookies, g-chat, attempt to be a blog reader and most always have an Amy's Burrito for lunch.  (Don't judge the photo; I never claimed to be a food stylist)
When the clock strikes 5:30, I like to get my motor running and get out of there.  I always take the side streets home, so that means driving by that beautiful building again.  When I get home, I normally fix dinner.  I guess you could say I eat on a Senior Citizen's schedule.  I am currently on a gross kick of corn tortillas and spray butter. 
I don't cook.  I wish I did, but I don't.  I haven't even used my stove, and I have lived in my house for 6 months now.  If my microwave ever goes on the fritz, I am going to be in trouble!

After dinner, I usually water. I have successfully killed 2 plants this season, and I am determined not to let this new bush die.  (The new one is in the center.)  I am sure all my extra TLC is going to kill it in the long run.
Then comes workout time.  I used to love to run outside, but then Mother Nature decided to be extremely hateful this summer, and I can't remember the last time I have ran outside.  MY new thing is to walk/run on the tredmill and read.  Right now, I am trying to complete the Harry Potter series.  Book 5 almost done, 2 to go.  Let me tell you, this book will keep you on the tredmill.  (And if it doesn't, BRAVO will!)
That about sums up my day.  It doesn't sound like much, but it takes the entire day to do everything I just mentioned.  Each night, I watch Nightline and sometimes Oprah, and then it's time to sleep... set the alarm clock to "workout," and not wake up on time, once again.  Step and Repeat.  I wish I knew how much my life would be like Ground Hog Day or Office Space when I was younger, and I think I would have decided to be a lifetime student and not a fulltime worker.  Work to Live; Don't Live to Work.