relaxing night

what a nice night it’s been. i finished work around 4, cleaned until 5 and then sat down to watch gilmore girls. after that i had dinner (wild rice and corn) with a glass of white zinfandel (one of my favorite wines. i also love reisling, but i can never find it.) and a small bottle of gin and juice that joe and i got and watched part of pirates of the carribean (no, i haven’t seen it yet. i’ll finish it tomorrow night).

joe spent a few hours tonight playing video games and eating pizza with his dad. now he’s headed up here. now i think it’s time for a relaxing shower and then curling up in bed with harry potter. have a good night everyone!


i’m finally taking part in katy’s self portrait friday. this week’s theme: what gets you stressed out, worked up or worn out.

mine are all pretty obvious.

first off we have my scale. my weight is a constant source of stress as it fluctuates up and down day-to-day.

my blog is a new stress. i’ve been stressed all day trying to fix it, to no avail. (so if anyone out there can help me move my sidebar back up i and my sanity would thank you!)

and last, but definitely not least, we have my cats’ litter box. aj goes to the bathroom in the litter box. julius prefers to use the blue mat in front of it or the floor…whichever he’s in the mood for. i hate going downstairs every morning because i know i’ll have something to clean up. sigh.

so there you have it. the three main stresses in my life. if i can get rid of at least one of them i’d be happy 🙂

23 things about me

i stole this from nina.

1. if you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to go back in time and fix all your mistakes which would you choose?
i’d take the money. the mistakes i’ve made have taught me a lot.

2. when you look at yourself in the mirror, what’s the first thing you look at?
my eyes

3. how much cash do you have on you right now?
a little bit of change.

4. favorite plant?
roses and alstromeria (in case you know who is reading!:))

5. who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
bruce from the fire department.

6. what is your main ring tone on your phone?
“we were meant to live” by switchfoot.

7. what shirt are you wearing?
one of joe’s t-shirts.

8. do you “label” yourself?

9. name brand of your shoes currently wearing?
i’m barefoot!

10. do you prefer a bright or dark room?
depends on the situation. normally i like a room lit only by a table lamp.

11. what did you have for breakfast?
animal crackers 🙂

12. what were you doing at midnight last night?

13. last thought you had before you had a wreck?

14. what did your last text message you received on your cell phone say?
“me 2”. it’s a response from joe.

15. what’s an expression that you say a lot?
damn cats. that phrase is heard quite often in my house.

16. who told you they loved you last?

17. last furry thing you touched?
aj 🙂

18. how many hours a week do you work?

19. how many rolls of film do you need to get developed?

20. favorite age you have been so far?

21. your worst enemy?
my lack of html skills 🙁

22. what is your current desk top picture?
the picture on my blog. it’s from the first baseball game that joe and i went to together this season.

23. what was the last thing you said to someone?
“i love you” (to joe).


joe and i are going to be mentors at the children’s shelter in bartow county. we’re excited. the kids are excited. it’s really touching when they run out to our car to meet us or when we walk in and their eyes light up. one girl actually seemed surprised that we showed up last thursday like we said we would. we have so much fun playing basketball and video games, eating snacks, watching tv and just talking with them. it’s only a couple of hours out of our day, but it means so much to them. i can’t wait to go back…provided we pass our background checks. 😉


i’m working on some serious self-improvements. i don’t think i’ve made progress. if i have, it isn’t noticeable. i freak out too much. i’ll get stressed out or worried and just flip out. i need to stop. i have to. it’s not an option. i’m trying to watch myself more, but i don’t think it’s doing the trick. if i can’t change i will lose something very important to me. any suggestions?

my unique dvd

i won the first season dvd of the gilmore girls on ebay. i was excited, getting it for $31.99 as opposed to the $45 it is in stores.

today i picked it up from the post office. it’s in english…and asian.


i called joe. i knew my wonderful boyfriend would be supportive.

me: it’s written in english and asian!

joe: *insert extreme laughter here*

me: this is not funny!

joe: i’m not laughing at you. i’m laughing…at you.

joe: *insert more laughter*

me: *sighs* hopefully the audio is in english

joe: if not maybe i’ll have subtitles! *more laughter*

sigh. boys.