Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What I'm Loving..

Today is one of those Wednesdays where I'm finding it difficult to love much...but that makes the things that I'm loving that much more special!
Today, I'm loving...

....that this is my 100th post! Congrats, little bloggy!

...that my birthday is in 3 days! Hooray!
...that it's only 5:15 and I'm already home in my pajamas, watching TV on the couch.

...that we FINALLY have a couch! A HUGE thanks to my family, who willingly let us borrow an extra one while we search for the perfect couch for our living room. It was getting frustrating sitting on two chairs all the time and never getting to snuggle up next to my love.

...that it felt like spring outside today! It's still 70 degrees right now :)

...that I finally fell victim to my craving and went to Bojangles after work. I got something light so that I didn't ruin my dinner, but it definitely satisfied my craving.

...that I've finally finished the Hunger Games trilogy. I can NOT wait for the movie to come out!!!!

and as always, I'm loving my wonderful boyfriend

Now I'm off to enjoy the rest of my Wednesday night...only two more days left in the week! :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sometimes and Always

Happy Tuesday, ya'll! Today is a pretty low key Tuesday...the beef stew is on the stove cooking away, dishes are washed, most of the laundry is done, and nothing good is on tv. That's very unusual for a night in the middle of the week around here!'s time for Sometimes and Always, where I link up with Megan at Mackey Madness!

Sometimes I want to give soft drinks up because I know I'll lose weight.
Always I go about 3 days and go right back to my old habit!

Sometimes I want to sleep an extra 20 minutes in the morning.
Always I'm too vein to go to work without a shower.

Sometimes I wish I could have a house cleaner.
Always I know I wouldn't be satisfied unless it was done MY way.

Sometimes I want to punt the cat across the yard for clawing our NEW couch.
(this seems to be a reoccurring theme...gotta do something about that).
Always I know I would miss him.

I'm going to veg out on the couch and watch TV while we're waiting for dinner to be finished...enjoy your Tuesday! :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012


A few random thoughts for today....fashioned into a beautiful bulleted list for you (is bulleted even a word?).

  • We're supposed to get some snow/ice for the first time all winter today...and of course, we have the day off tomorrow. Why couldn't it be during a full week? I suppose I should be thankful that we might see it at all!
  • Grocery shopping bringing in the groceries is difficult when you're by yourself...especially when your driveway is a hill. Usually I accompany boyfriend to the store, but he has a meeting today so I had to brave mother nature and head to the store alone. I was out of breathe by the time I had made 3 trips in with the groceries!
  • I'm eating "pasta sides" for lunch. Typical single girl lunch. Except I'm not. I hate weekend business meetings. I used to love these things when I was a kid.
  • I really don't want to plan today--but then I know that I won't want to do it tomorrow either, so I might as well get it out of the way today. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

It's Okay

Thursday...that means tomorrow is Friday. The end of a very, very long week!

It's time again for another It's Okay Thursday linkup with Neely!

It's okay...

to be completely mentally and physically checked out of this week already

to spend 30 minutes after school rearranging desks...
...and then to come in the next morning and hate it

to have a divided household for the NC State/Duke game tonight

to really be looking forward to a long weekend...thanks, Washington and Lincoln.

to not do your grading because of that long weekend

to have no clue what you want for your birthday [thats in 9 days]

and might just be okay
to go to bed at 8pm.

That's all folks! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My valentine

Happy Valentine's Day to...
my one true love

my biggest supporter

my Prince Charming

my confidant

my bad mood healer

my silly, fun loving boyfriend.

The last 19 months (and 7 days) have been the best of my life. Thank you for helping me realize who I truly am, what I truly love, and where I want to be. I can't wait to see what the rest of our lives have in store for us. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Shameless plug...

We all know that women love nail polish...well, My Haute Habit is giving away the entire Essie spring collection!! Go check her out and enter her giveaway!! :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's basketball style

Hooray for Thursday! Last night was the first big Duke/UNC game of the season. It was in Chapel Hill, and Duke was coming off of an overtime loss to Miami...being from Durham, I look forward to seeing these games every single year. It's like a second Christmas! So, today I'm linking up for It's Okay basketball style.

It's okay... take a nap after work in anticipation of staying up for the big Duke/UNC game. admit that you actually went to bed after the first half of the game. have nightmares that your team lost because of free throws. be really relieved that you woke up to find out that you team did in fact, win [love Austin Rivers]
and... It's okay wear your favorite Duke t-shirt to school to celebrate the win.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Birthday, momma!

Happy Birthday, mom!
to the woman who...
raised me to stand up for myself
loves me unconditionally
listens to me
supports me no matter what
is always willing to give me a kick in the pants if I need it
and is the strongest woman I know.

I can only hope that I will grow up to be half the mother than you've been.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's Okay

Okay, friends. Today is Thursday and you know what that means!

Today, it's okay... forget to set your alarm, because apparently you'll still wake up, albeit 12 minutes late. not wear makeup because of your failed alarm setting skills. also not straighten your hair for the same reason. be really excited about the birthday present you bought your mom! really, really, really want it to be Friday.

and finally...

It's okay to not care about the Superbowl because your team isn't in it.
[there, I said it.]

OH and lovely blog friend Laura is hosting her first giveaway; she's reached 100 followers. Go check her out! She's from the same area as me and funny as can be!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What I'm Loving

Today is Wednesday, folks...halfway through the week. Thank. Goodness. After this week we'll be preparing for two full weeks of school, followed by two short weeks. Of course I'm linking up with Jamie for WILW!

Today I'm loving...
...the beautiful weather we're having this week!
....the fact that I had time to shave my legs AND straighten my hair this morning.
...that February is FINALLY here! That means my mom's birthday, Valentine's Day, and my birthday all rolled into one :)
...speaking of Valentine's day, I'm loving that boyfriend and I are going to a really nice restaurant to celebrate this year! It will be difficult to beat last year, though.
...that I should be able to pay off my car next month, as long as everything goes as planned.
and as always,

...I'm loving my wonderful, sweet boyfriend

Happy February, ya'll!