Jul 19, 2013

Another Finish the Sentence Linkup

I can't seem to pass these up, even though I really don't have great answers this time . . . 


If I had one extra hour in the day . . . I would love to say I would workout, or make myself look good in the morning, but let's be honest, I would use it to sleep!

I wish my name . . . was a household name. Not in a celebrity way, but more in a "she invented peanut butter" kind of way. Why not? 

I think anything chevron is . . . associated with SkinnyMeg

My last nightmare . . . was nutso! The medicine I'm on for my anxiety makes me dream some insane stuff. Lately all of the dreams have been revolving around my sister's wedding. Last night was a scary bachlorette party. Nuf said.
Sometimes . . . I wish I were closer (geographically) to my family. Don't get me wrong - 150 miles isn't far, but sometimes it would be nice to be right around the corner.

My last meal on earth would be . . . deep fried with extra bacon, an ice cold beer and jumbo ice cream cone. Pretty much anything that's going to taste delicious and make me feel like crap 20 mins later.

I would much rather . . . do anything crafty than sit behind a computer all day. Sometimes the computer can be used for craftiness, but I'm a hands on artsy person. 

Mayonnaise . . . is the shit. MUST have to make a sandwich. 

10 years ago, I didn't think . . . I wouldn't be married to Pat. At that point we had been in a relationship for 4 years and were livin the live at OSU. 

Selfishly . . . I will always ask my dad to mow my lawn when he's in town. I really do hate mowing the lawn that much. 

My favorite show on TV right now . . . isn't anything. Not a reality TV fan, and I'm still obsessed with movie channels, having never had them before in my life. So if I have time, I'm watching something without commercials! 

And, George Zimmerman . . . . should stop being talked about. Is that seriously all the media can focus on these days? It's over for now - move on! 

I know - not super interesting this time. But maybe you have some good answers - if so go linkup!!

Jul 17, 2013

24 Hours???

I can not believe there are still 24 hours in a day. It feels more like 10 these days. . . . 

I seriously can't find time to do ANYTHING all of a sudden. Work isn't crazy busy (yet) but somehow the days just go faster and faster. 

In true Stephanie fashion, I will blame this on anyone other than myself. . . . 

1. The lawn is growing too quickly. WAY too many days of super soaking rain, then several days of scorching sun made the lawn grow like a 15 year old boy. This means every third day I get to spend a few hours after work mowing my lawn and then scrubbing the allergies off in the shower. By the time I'm done with all of this I'm almost too tired to eat dinner. Almost.

2. My sister's wedding is 92 days away. Suddenly shit is getting real. And of course, I have volunteered to "create" about 26 things for this wedding. Guess I better get started.

3. My sister's wedding is 92 days away. I guess I should start caring about what I'm going to look like in my dress. At least she picked a dress that flatters me (I think) and is dark colored. Still, I should try and not look like a marshmallow (although honestly, at this point it's too late).

(Mine is floor length, color is "cranberry" and I totally 86ed the rose thing)

4. My car decided to hate me. Bad noises are coming from it. After talking to several guys, including my father, it was determined I needed new tires. I can buy that - I just turned 51,000 miles. $600 and 4 tires later, it's still making a bad noise. (Don't worry - I have asked several people to drive with me and the noise is totally real and not in my head!) A car is kind of important in my world, so I've got to devote some time to solving this problem. 

5. My 30th birthday is nearing and I want to do something epic. Problem is, I have to determine exactly what I would like to do. Is sleeping through the night without obsessively thinking of stuff I have to do an option? Oh that's called getting wasted - OK - I'll take one of those.

So there you have it. Several excuses why I can't blog in a timely fashion (because let's be honest, if you want excuses I can go on for days). Maybe once I get a good night's sleep I will be able to something other than my chores after work.  

Jul 11, 2013

If I Won The Lotto . . .

Today I am linking up with Holly and Kristie to dream of winning the jackpot.


Let's be honest - if you live in America, you have dreamed of winning the lottery. Even if you are from a family like me that NEVER purchased a lottery ticket. Let me tell you how exhilarating it was when I turned 18 and bought my first ticket (another story for another day).

So, in no particular order, I would . . . 

Build my dream house. In the center of 100+ acres of land. Said dream house has been being designed by moi since I was in high school. I even remember asking for one of those architecture designing CD-ROMS back in the day so I could "professionally" get my ideas down.

Have a LARGE in ground swimming pool in the back yard of this dream house. It would have to be at least 25 yards long in a section that was about 2 lanes wide so I could get my swim on every morning. But it would have an insane spa and some "fun" pool space too.

Have a workout swimming pool in the basement of the dream house. Because yes, I will always live somewhere that has 4 seasons, and there will be days months when it's too cold to swim outside.

Have a chef, cleaning team, lawn crew, pool crew, groomer for my pups, and whatever other crew I decide I need because I don't want to do the chores.

Start my own company. Although I hope to do this one day without winning the lotto, once I have enough funds to support myself, I will dive right into my dream job. I still haven't decided what that is though . . . Open a bagel and deli? Children's book store? Write a novel? Own a farm? 

On the farm note, I would open a large shelter for all kinds of animals that need rescued. And I would have 4 or 5 of my own doggies/kitties to keep me company. Although no one will ever be like this one . . .

Buy only humanely raised, all naturally fed meat. And have a private organic garden/greenhouse so I always had fresh veggies that I KNEW were clean and chemical free.

Buy my niece and nephew something insane that my brother would want to kill me for, just because I can. 

Oh, and make sure my parents are taken care of VERY well for the rest of their life. Kind of like they have made sure I have been taken care of my whole life. 

Yeah so that 452 Million Dollar Jackpot probably won't go very far in my world. I need to opt for the 89593 Billion one!! 

What would you do with your winnings? Link up!

Jul 10, 2013

I'm Back - with SO WHAT Wednesday!

I am fully aware that I need to get back to blogging. I really enjoy it and just need to buckle down and make the time for it! 

For today, I'm jumping on the SO WHAT Wednesday bandwagon again . . . 

So What Wednesday

This week I'm saying SO WHAT if . . . . 

  • My lawn really may be the longest it has ever gotten. This girl has a job and can only mow the lawn on weekends or after work. It's not my fault that it has rained EVERY SINGLE EVENING for about 6 evenings in a row. 
  • My car started making a funny noise and I panicked and took it to the shop. Only to be told that my tires are getting old and while the tread is still in the acceptable amount, they will make the noise until they are replaced.
  • I'm asking a co-worker to help me shop for my new tires. I can do a LOT of things on my own, but when it comes to cars, I don't have the knowledge, or the time to get the knowledge. 
  • I cared more about what stamps to use on my sister's wedding invitations, RSVP cards, shower invites, and bachlorette party invites than she did. I wanted everything to look perfect, and her response was, "I don't care as long as they get to the destination."
  • I'm ready for fall. I HATE the heat and humidity, and with fall comes Buckeye Football!!
  • I still have no idea what I'm going to do for the big 3-0 that is happening in less than a month. Worst comes to worst, I just go out drinking with my friends!
  • I bought myself a few superman items at the store over the weekend. You have to jump on the superman items while they are out - they aren't something you can always find!

Now go linkup with Shannon at Life After I "Dew" and say SO WHAT!!