Thursday, January 30, 2014

That Time It Got Really Cold in Alabama Part 2

In case you were wondering, this was Part 1.

I started this post Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock. Usually when I'm sitting at my desk getting ready to start the work day. At that time yesterday there were probably a dozen people waking up at the office who got stuck there on Tuesday in the early afternoon. I mentioned in my Ten on Tuesday that it was forecasted that we would get a "dusting" and it would be no big thing. Well we got our "dusting" and when the dusting didn't stop we got full fledged chaos. When we realized what was happening and we decided to shut it down I knew it was already to late for me (doesn't that sound so dramatic). God bless a coworker with 4-wheel drive who didn't mind driving WAY out of his way to take me home. After attempting to drive last year I knew there was no way I was getting my little car out in it. Cars were stranded everywhere. People were ditching and walking. Cars were just stopped dead at the bottom of hills when they couldn't get up. We had a pretty smooth ride but meanwhile Chris (in his little car) was on the interstate heading home from Birmingham. He got off the highway as soon as he could and when it was such a mess in Hueytown he finally stopped at my aunt and uncle's and left his car there. He and Mom were both "rescued" by (no joke) a rescue truck! I was so thankful when he walked in the door. If we got stuck in the house for however long, at least we were together.

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It was insane on social media yesterday morning. People everywhere spent the night at work, or in kind stranger's homes, or even in their cars. There were even students and teachers who stayed overnight in their schools. Can you imagine? I read that the Birmingham area got two inches. TWO. INCHES. And this is what happens. What our friends from the north don't understand is that we are SO not equipped to deal with this. Just because it never happens!

One thing is for dang sure: I've learned my lesson. Next time there's even a fleeting mention of snow, I'm racing to the grocery store for milk and bread (instead of making fun of the people that have been doing that all along) and leaving my happy butt at home.
This is for the birds.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2014 Grammys - Good, Bad, and Ugly

So in case you haven't turned on a television, or read a headline, or been on twitter, or live under a rock, the Grammys were on Sunday night. Let me just go ahead and say, this is my least favorite award show. I'm a movie girl. It's where the A-listers are and it's where the amazing gowns are. Plus you don't have to sit through hours of (some questionable) performances.

Here's a quick rundown of my Grammy thoughts:
-Bey and J were hot.
-Hunter Hayes sounded terrible.
-Lorde is basically a vampire.
-Tswift is still annoying.
-Bow down to Pink.
-People will be worshipping Macklemore forever now.

On to the good stuff. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

The Good:
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Chrissy Teigen - Good grief those curves. Like liquid gold. // Sarah Hyland - This might be my favorite thing she's ever worn. She look young and stylish. And her hair and makeup is FOR SURE the best I've ever seen. // Taylor Swift - I can give credit where credit is due. I've always loved gold and I was really digging the chain metal and cool neckline. And I'm glad she didn't do a predictable red lip again. // Pink - I've never seen her look better! Red is definitely her color and it fit her to perfection.
Honorable Mentions: Colbie Callait, Ciara, Gulianna Ranic, Katy Perry.

The Bad:
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Kacey Musgraves - Girlfriend is gorgeous but this dress completely washed her out and looked a little too prom. // Natasha Beddingfield - Not feeling this at all. Plus she needs to hire a new hair stylist. // Rita Ora - The color reminds me of puke and it's really ill-fitting in the midsection. // Sarah Bareilles - Such a pretty girl and she did herself ZERO favors with this dress and that hair! I would have liked it better if the dress wasn't hi/low and she had done something more styled with her hair.
Dishonorable Mentions: Alicia Keys, Paris Hilton, Ariana Grande.

The Ugly:
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Madonna - leave it to Madonna to something over the top and ridiculous. The worst part is the grill you can't see. // Nadeea - WHAT IS THIS?! There are just....no. I can't even. // Kaya Jones - Slutty slutty slutty. But maybe that was the point? // Zendaya - Poor girl. So pretty and so modelesque and this is what she does. Looks like Project Runway gone awry.
Dishonorable Mentions: Fantasia Barrino, Skylar Grey.

Agree? Disagree?
I'm just ready for the Oscars. That's all I have to say about that.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ten on Tuesday - Burger Bombs and Oh Em Gee Snow

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one. I worked Saturday since my office mate was sick so The Great Purge has been moved (again) to THIS Saturday. Yea, everyone at work is getting sick. Guess who has a wicked cough now. This girl. #AnythingButTheFlu

two. Today everyone is bracing for snow. [Oh em gee.] And by snow I mean a "light dusting". But our friends farther south might get real 2-4 inches of snow. Jellz.
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three. The fast is over. It ended Sunday and that night I still couldn't make myself eat bread. This has inspired to make a new goal for myself. More on that later.

four. In a perfect world, there would be at least two more hours tacked on to the end of the day so would have more time to read The Fault in Our Stars. Seriously. So good.

five. I actually tweeted through the Grammys Sunday night...and had too much fun. Look for a Good, Bad, and Ugly post tomorrow!

six. Basically.
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seven. I vacuumed the couches and cushions Sunday and realized my two cats shed enough to make blankets for an entire family.

eight. I'm going to attempt (attempt being the key word here) these on Superbowl Sunday. Look good, yes? It's called a "Burger Bomb". What could go wrong there???
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nine. Seriously considering busting out the ole blender and making smoothies again.

ten. Please excuse me while I go pile on some layers in preparation for snowmageddon. Stay safe, everyone!







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Friday, January 24, 2014

Currently

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Watching: Ya know, the usuals.  Nashville - Scarlett might be my least favorite character now.  What a whiner. American Horror Story - I loved Wednesday's episode and my favorite part was when Misty went straight up UFC on Madison.  I do hate that they killed Axe Man (again).  I liked having him around.  Predictions for the finale?  I DON'T think Fiona is dead and I think Zoey will end up being the supreme.  ...And I hope Madison dies and stays dead this time.
 
Reading: The Fault in our Stars.  Apparently I'm late to the party.  Everyone and their sister has been talking about it.  I'm about three chapters in and I can already tell I'm going to love it.  I have heard that it is soul-crushingly sad so I'm preparing myself for that.  I already nearly cried in chapter two when she's describing...well nevermind.  Don't want to give anything away.
Looking Forward to: The Great Purge tomorrow, church Sunday, Matt and Holly's couple's shower, and our Valentines Day dinner.
 
Trying: New hair products.  I know.  VERY out of my wheelhouse.  My office mate was listening to me complain about my thin, dry, frizzy hair and she was nice enough to bring me a little sampling of what she uses: Alagio Crazy Curl Shampoo and Conditioner.  The difference is AMAZING.  My hair is shinier, silkier, and smoother.  After I tried it twice (you know, just to make sure) I threw away my John Frieda.  It doesn't even compare.
 
Eating: Lots of salad.  I know, right?  There's one week left on the fast and it's really forced me try new things and eat better.  I mean, anything is better than how I was eating.  I've discovered that Zaxby's has my favorite salad.  House salad minus chicken and tomatoes.  I've also discovered that I can live without oreos.  Who knew?
 
Loving: my new flatscreen, hazelnut coffee, warm vanilla body spray, comfy sweaters, Pinterest, Jimmy Fallon, the clock necklace my parents got me for Christmas, Italian potatoes and green beans, cold mornings, Dixie being super cuddly, and new episodes of Ghost Hunters.

Have a great weekend!
 
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ten on Tuesday - Weird Weekend, New Dress, and Sassypants

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one. So this weekend didn't exactly go as planned.  Friday night Daniel was in an accident at work when a ditch caved in on him burying him about four feet under dirt.  His coworkers pulled him out but it's a miracle he didn't suffocate.  His face is pretty banged up but he was released from the hospital Sunday.  I sent him a bag of dude movies to try and help him along with his recovery. I've been saying prayers of thanks since Friday night for God's protection of Daniel. It could've gone very differently.

two. The fam was supposed to come over Saturday to help Chris and I purge our guest rooms of junk, hang some stuff on the wall and move some furniture upstairs.  Since the weekend went weird Friday night The Great Purge (as I'm calling it) has been moved to THIS Saturday.

three. I had a LOT of time to kill on pinterest Saturday.  This even made Daniel laugh.  An alligator named Frank.  heh.
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four. In a dream Saturday night I saw the book The Fault In Our Stars....so I bought it Sunday.

five. I heard Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the Oscars. I like Ellen but I'm a little disappointed it's not Seth McFarlane again.

six. Speaking of the Oscars...my boy Leo is nominated!! If he wins I swear...
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seven. The fast is still going strong. One more week. After that Chris is taking me to The Bright Star for a roast beef sandwich...and then to Cracker Barrel for meatloaf...and then Habaneros for tacos...and then Publix for a big box of brownies...

eight. Is The Walking Dead back yet? Good grief.

nine. I bought this dress at Forever 21 (can't find it on their website) Sunday to wear to our annual V-Day Eat Somehwere That Only Rich People Eat at When It's Not a Holiday Dinner. Lose the hat and give me some shoe ideas. Go!
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ten. Feeling sassy today? Still not as sassy as this dog...
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

I Always Knew

[If you don't care for mush just go ahead and scroll past this.  You have been warned.]

Anyone remember AOL surveys?  Before facebook or even before everyone had a  myspace, my friends would pass around surveys a mile long through email.   What's your favorite day of the week, what color shirt are you wearing, do you smoke...mostly real deep stuff.  Being the emotional hoarder that I am, I saved a few and forgot I had them.  I was bored one day, digging through old files and behind a TON of saved AIM conversations and emails from Iraq was this little gem.  A survey in bright pink and blue  type no less from early 2005.  {FYI.  We've been a couple since 2002.)  Please excuse the terrible grammar and spelling.

51. What will you look for in a guy/ girl that u might want to get married to? He's got to be about 5'8, 5'9ish, I like brown har, blue eyes, athletic is good too.  I want him to have ONE ear ring in his left ear, He MUST have broad shoulders.  I like someone who enjoys REAL rock music.  He's gotta love wrestling and football.  H'e gotta be funny, out-going, willing to spend money on moi, he's gotta love a good laugh.  It helps if he's about a year and a month older than me.  Its good if he enjoys a good back-scratchin too.  He's gotta love me no matter how hard I am to put up with and he's gotta be sweet, caring, compassionate, loveable, willing to give away free hugs, adventurous, and I would like it if he would tilt his head like a puppy dog when he looks at me.

97% of that is still true.

He doesn't have an earring anymore but he still gives the best free hugs.

Young love

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ten on Tuesday - Baby Blues, Stupidity and EW

Happy Tuesday!  If you've never linked up before, grab a button and blog ten random things that are on your mind.  Silly or serious.  I lean toward the former.  Have fun and swing back by next Tuesday!

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one. Thank you to everyone who commented on the blog or otherwise about my decisions post.  Everyone was encouraging and I appreciate it. 

two. Saturday night was Kaylen's birthday dinner at Kobe.  Good times had by all.  Can I just go ahead and claim this little one?
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three. Fasting Update: Over one full week down and two to go.  So far no cheats!

four. As soon as the fast is over, THIS is happening.
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five. Golden Globes anyone?  I don't know if I'll do a Best and Worst post because I wasn't really blown away by too many people.  BUT I will say one of my favorites of the night was the always stunning even when pregnant Olivia Wilde.
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six. This video of a very confused little girl meeting her dad's identical twin for the first time is equal parts adorable and hilarious.

seven. I've never "heard" it put better.
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eight. James Spann said we might get "a few flurries" tomorrow morning!  Time to panic!

nine. Chris and I have only recently hopped on the Jimmy Fallon train.  How did we not know his show was so funny??  We watched his best of episode the other day and now I'm obsessed with this video featuring Channing Tatum.  My favorite part is the way Jimmy/Sara says "Gary!!"
ten. I spent thirty minutes last night in bed trying to find the perfect burger making game on my phone.  Please don't judge me, just give me suggestions.
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Monday, January 13, 2014

My Sister > Your Sister // Meet Kaylen

Today is a very special day because my baby sister turns 20.  She’s no longer a teenager and that’s weird to me.  I remember when we were younger I would wonder about what Kaylen would be like when she grew up and thinking “when she turns 20 I’ll be 26 and that will NEVER get here”.  
Joke’s on me.  It’s here.

Here’s a special Q&A session with the birthday girl herself.

If you haven’t already, meet Kaylen, everyone!
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Introduce yourself:

Hey guys! I'm Kaylen, Alyssa's adorable little sister.  I am 20 years old today.  Happy birthday to me!  I am a sophomore at the University of Alabama pursuing a degree in accounting and management.  I am completely opposite from my sister, but somehow just alike at the same time.


 -What’s your favorite thing about being a student at Alabama?

Most people would think that the answer to this question would be the football team.  But I absolutely love this campus.  It is so beautiful!  An amazing football team is just a perk (:


-Where is your favorite place to vacation?

I would have to say the beach.  I could live there year around!  It is just so relaxing and beautiful, how could you not love it? I will own a condo on the coast one day.


-Who or what is your biggest inspiration (besides me of course)?

I thought about this question for a while because I really had no idea what to put.  I think one would have to be Maw.  I always think about where she would want me to be in life and the amazing advice she would always give.  I just hope and pray that I would be making her proud.  Another inspiration would have to be my family.  They have such high hopes for me and I don't want to let them down.  I don't want to let myself down.  Another inspiration would have to be the future.  I have an idea of what I want my future to be and I am doing everything I can to get there.

-Name a celebrity you love to hate.

I have a few but my mind has gone blank and the only one I can think of is Taylor Swift.  I cannot stand that girl.  I don't know what it is about her.  Just looking at her she gets on my nerves.  But every time one of her songs comes on the radio I cannot help but sing along with it.  And I make myself so mad doing it.

-Why did you choose to pursue a career in accounting?

I really don't know what made me choose accounting.  For some reason it's just always been my plan.  I am really good with numbers.  And the big bucks that I could possibly make one day doesn't sound too bad.

-What’s the best and worst thing about being a shorty (5’0)?

Being 5 foot tall definitely has its ups and downs.  Some of the downs would be that you cannot find pants that actually fit you and you CANNOT be seen in a crowd and you CANNOT see anything in crowds (hence why I hate crowds).  Some ups are that you can wear always wear heels and never be the awkward girl that's taller than everybody.  Also, you can wear cute dresses that look skanky on tall girls because they are way to short, but they look perfect on you!

-What’s your favorite blog post I’ve ever done?

There are two of my sister's blog posts that always stick out in my mind, Peaceful One wrote on May 18, 2012 and Wearing Black wrote on August 23, 2012.  Peaceful One was wrote after Maw died and it was just such a touching tribute to the amazing woman that she was.  A lot of times when I think about her I read these blogs and remember those very last moments that we got the honor to spend with her.  Wearing Black is just such an amazing blog, completely sad, but one that I believe that everyone should read.  Fair warning though, you will cry your eyes out.  I do anyway.

-Why didn’t you participate in pageants in high school?

Pageants were never really my thing.  I have only been in one pageant my entire life and as soon as I saw the people who were in my category I knew I was done for.  And I was right!

-Cats or dogs (there’s only one right answer here)?

Here is where I am conflicted.  I do love cats and have all my life.  But now I have a beautiful black lab who is as sweet as he can be and I love just love him so much!

-It’s Friday night. Where are you?

More than likely I am on the couch watching tv with my dad.  That's always been our thing.  And I don't have much of a social life.

-Which birthday was your favorite and why?

I really don't know if I have a favorite.  They have all been amazing because I am always surrounded by my families and friends.  But I did have a really fun 14th birthday party.  We had a bonfire and played in the hay field by my house all night.  That was when life was simple and you had no worries in life except hoping your crush actually liked you.  I really miss those times!

-Is life how you thought it would be at 20?

Well seeing as I have only been 20 for not even a day yet I'm really not sure.  I don't really think I had an idea of what 20 would be like.  All i know is growing up kinda sucks and I would probably go back to being young in a heart beat.  No responsibilities.  No worries.  Just fun.


Do you feel like you know Kaylen by now?  If you don’t here’s a few tidbits about us as sisters and little things that make me happy she’s mine:


-We’ll say the same thing at the same time and it never fails to freak us out.
-Sometimes we end up wearing the same outfit without planning it (I mean, why would you plan to match your sister unless it’s for an awesome photo opportunity?)
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 -One day she’ll make a great Aunt KK (to children of mine other than Gus and Dixie).
-She does my nails just as well as any nail salon (and a lot cheaper).
-Sometimes we flip the switch and she’s the “big sister”.
-She makes the funniest faces.
-We share a love for Starbucks, Target and all things Disney.
-She can always make me laugh and cheer me up.



I can’t imagine going through life without her for a sister.  

Happy Birthday, Kaylen!


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Friday, January 10, 2014

My Best and Worst Decisions

First things first.  In case you haven't heard.  It was cold everywhere this week.


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I actually had to layer. #alabamaproblems
Moving on...

The first Sunday of the new year was a GREAT one.  Pastor Chris focused on decisions.  Makes sense for a new year.  He talked about how all the decisions we’ve ever made lead us to where we are, good or bad.  He made a list of some that he made and how it changed his life.  The point was to say that 2014 needs to be the year we decide to follow Jesus in all our steps.  Like the old hymn that was always one of my favorites.  Every day we need to wake up and make that decision.


That got me to thinking about decisions I’ve made.  I started making a mental list of the some of the best ones…and then some of the not so smart ones:


Good Decision: Marrying Chris.  That’s an easy one.  Yes, he’s the frosting to my cupcake and all that jazz but so much more.  Because of him, I had the craziest five year adventure and met some of the most amazing people we’ll ever know.  GAH, why can’t I type that without tearing up.  Without knowing it he taught me what unconditional love meant. The boy is it for me.

 Bad Decision: I went through a (short) period where I drank.  A good bit.  People rarely make good decisions when drunk and I was no exception.  I let my mouth run away with me and ended up saying things to Chris I would never say sober.  Reason # 1,284 I hardly drink anymore.  Wow.  Being drunk is something I’ve never talked about on this blog.  First time for everything I guess.

Good Decision: Switching jobs.  It’s amazing what a change of scenery can do for your life.  Since coming to my new place of employment four and a half months ago I’m immeasurably happier.  I don’t mind going into the office and and I don’t leave angry.  Chris will even tell you that I’ve been different since August 19.  I took (what I thought was) a chance and got only the second full-time job I’ve ever had.  I left my comfort zone and it paid off.  Boy, did it pay off.  (Shout out to Pam and Lauren here.  I still miss yall on the daily.)

Bad Decision: Wasting money.  Oh gees.  How much time do you have?  I make myself angry thinking about money we blew when we were young in our marriage.  Money we didn't have to spend mind you.  If we'd cooked a little more...  If we'd saved just a little each month...  If we'd paid our bills on time...  If when we got little breaks we'd been smart with it...  There I go getting angry again.


It bugs me when people say "oh I don't regret anything, I have no regrets" when they've done some really idiotic things that got them in a mess.  Maybe they say it out of pride or whatever, I don't know.  But I don't mind telling you I HAVE THINGS THAT I REGRET.  In some areas I wish I'd made better decisions. 

But it's a brand new year with new decisions to make.  Here's to making the right ones.
Everyone have a GREAT weekend.





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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ten on Tuesday - New Year, New Start!

If you haven't joined me for Ten on Tuesday, today is a good day to start!  Give me ten random things that are on your pretty little mind and link up!  They can be as silly or serious as you want them to be.  And if you link up (and really, why wouldn't you?) be a lamb and take it to twitter.  #tenontuesday


one.  Hold the phone!  Ten on Tuesday has a brand new button to go along with the brand new year!  Get a hold of that bad boy when you link up.

two. I had an unexpected day off yesterday (those are always nice) and I was sooo glad.  Ice and  a little snow came to Alabama and I was dreading driving in it.  Last time it got cold here it didn't turn out well for me.

three. This was basically my New Years Eve outfit.  I "created" it on Polyvore that day, went to Target for a black shirt and got the rest out of my closet.  I was kinda proud of myself.
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four. I'm just now getting over the after Christmas slump.  The naked tree may or may not still be sitting in the living room.

five. This one got me.  And I've SEEN Gus make that face.

six. Sometimes I just don't deserve him.  And Thursday after another stupid Bama loss I definitely didn't deserve him.


seven. Sunday at church I started a 21 day fast.  Everyone could give up something they felt they were distracted by whether it's food, TV, social media or what have you.  If you know me, you know I'm distracted by food half the time I'm awake.  So for my fast I'm giving up meat and bread.  It's day three and so far so good.  I even had a veggie plate at lunch Sunday.  That NEVER happens.  If you want to know more about it, go here.

eight. I've decided to purge my facebook of a lot of negativity.  Some people are such downers.  Granted I'm leaving a few because let's face it, they put all their biz on their newsfeed and sometimes you can't stop watching a train wreck.

nine. I got me some Victoria's Secret thermal PJ's for Christmas and I'm in looooove.  As soon as I got the "don't come to work text" yesterday morning I broke the land speed record for ripping off clothes and throwing on thermals.

ten. On point.


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Monday, January 6, 2014

Decoding My Demon Dream

Back in July I had such a crazy dream I took to the interwebs to help me decipher it.  I dreamed I put the cats in Christmas sweaters.

Last Friday night I had the weirdest/scariest dream I've had in a while.  I dreamed I was at my Nana and Don Don's (my grandparents) house alone and the the place was being haunted by a demon.  A black, faceless, floating demon.  It favored a dementor from Harry Potter but with more of a human shape.  It was my job to exorcise said demon.  So I did.  Like full on The Exorcist, THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU,  IT IS NOT ME BUT GOD THE FATHER WHO COMMANDS YOU, I CAST YOU OUT UNHOLY DEMON exorcism. 
Yeah.  It went there.

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This shouldn't be that funny to me but it is.
I haven't watched The Exorcist (one of my faves) in a while so I don't know where this came from.
Dreammoods.com says "To see demons in your dream indicates that you may be experiencing or inflicting fear, emotional distress or physical abuse in your waking life. Demons are also symbolic of ignorance, negative habits, and of your shadow self. Perhaps you are being overindulgent and letting some negativity give way to your better judgment. Alternatively, the demons may represent a past secret that is still haunting you."                                        

This doesn't make sense.  Chris isn't beating me, I'm not overly worried about anything, and I don't have any skeletons in my shallow closet.  Here are some theories I have:

1. Dreammoods said it could be symbolic of overindulgence.  Maybe it's my subconscious telling me to lay off the nutty buddy bars.

2. There really is something evil floating around my grandparents' house and we need to call the nearest Catholic church.

3. Maybe that Friday night was taco night?

I'm at a loss.  Clearly.
Had any good dreams lately?

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Resolutions I Should Be Making

Happy 2014, yall!
2013 was so awesome I was sad to see it go!  Chris and I made a date of it and rang in the new year with dinner at J. Alexanders and watching an 80’s cover band called The Velcro Pygmies at a local bar.  As the name might suggest they were…interesting.
New Years Eve 2014, Ironhorse Cafe, The Velcro Pygmies
 
 I’ve said for the past couple of years that I don’t make new years resolutions.  I never keep them and I’m setting myself up for failure.  Now I’m not so naive to believe that there are not a few things I need to work on.  I just think that when I really and truly want to change them, I’ll do it no matter what date it happens to be on the calendar.
But if I were going to make new years resolutions (which I’m not…just so we’re clear) here are a few I would make:
 
Resolutions I Should Be Making
 
 -Read more books and stop playing so much on the smartphone.  I told you this has been an issue for me since getting my first ever smartphone in August.  I have read two, count em’, two books since August.  That’s pathetic for me.  I genuinely enjoy reading, it’s just that it’s so easy to get in bed, “check facebook real quick” and then get sucked into Instagram, Vine, and Pinterest.  …And then imdb.com, facebook again and TMZ.
-Stop being so sarcastic.  Yea ok.  Moving on.
-Cook more.  Take-out less.  Ugh.  This is huge.  I’m not a great cook therefore it’s honestly something I only tolerate doing.  I LOVE to watch people cook but it’s just never been something that came naturally to me.  I NEED to find some super easy recipe book made for people like me.  Because heaven knows the people at the Hueytown take-out establishments need a break from my face.
-Make the bed every morning.  I like it when the bed is made.  I do.  Makes the room feel neater and more inviting.  Trouble is my name is Alyssa and I don’t like being productive that early in the morning.
-Slow down on the sweets.  This is just not going to happen.  I love food.  I love sweet food. I consider it a personal victory if I stop at one nutty buddy bar.
-Hang some photos on the walls.  Chris has been on my case  asking me for a while to hang something on the walls.  Photos.  Art.  Pictures of another family.  Something.  ANYTHING.  It’s time to make our semi-new house more homey.
 
So there you have it.  All the New Years resolutions I should be making…but am definitely, absolutely, most decidedly not.
 
Have a great weekend!
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