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Friday Confessional

Ah Friday.  That means it is time to dance my way over to the confessional and get a few things off of my chest.  My thanks to the lovely Aubrey over at High-Heeled Love for graciously unlocking the doors so we can all confess our dirty little secrets.  Or not so dirty.  Click the link or the icon above to come confess with us and link up.

I confess…

I put on 4 pounds again.  Grrrrr…..it’s water, as I am once again in PMS bloat-up-like-a-water-logged-cadaver-in-the-swamp mode, which seems to be increasing in frequency these days.  This does not make me happy but is part of the glorious menopause chapter of life.  Oh lucky me.  It would help if I bothered to drink my 64 ounces of water but I usually forget lately.

I confess…

I really was bad with the dog today.  She isn’t supposed to have anything other than her prescription dog food.  For treats we can bake the canned version, into little cookies, but nothing else as she gets bladder stones.  In the near future she needs surgery for that very issues…again.  But long ago in another life when I resided with he-who-shall-not-be-named, I had established a bad habit and routine with the puppy.  Every time I went to the grocery store I bought her something too.  So upon my arrival home with the plastic bags (don’t hate, we reuse them for an abundance of things) she knew that meant mommy had a treat.  Who knew that 3.5 years later, as she is again residing with me,  the pup would remember this??? She waits patiently wagging her tail (okay it’s a stump because they cut Yorkie tails) when I return from the store.  I opt for a small piece of cheese usually, but today I brought home a raw hide, peanut butter flavored bone.  I am far above Marvelous to the 4-legged furry kid now.  But she must be watched as she manages to chew and work it into long, soft pieces and choke on it.  She also poops out paper money like an ATM because she finds cash and eats it, but that is another story.

I confess…

1098173_425647324218655_1928846249_nI may have bribed the Knight’s children this morning.  I needed to go over the river to get my hair cut and needed them to be good because there wasn’t time for my morning coffee and energy drink.  They were tired and crabby because we had to get out of bed early.  So, being the marvelously creative type that I am, yet firing mentally on limited brain cells at that hour, I promised McDonald’s for breakfast if they would just remain cool, calm and collected.  They did.  They now think I am close to walking on water as I introduced them to chocolate chip frappe’s, my current kryptonite.  Hey, really, who the heck wants milk with breakfast, right? Shhhh, I know, that is why I’m confessing.

I confess…

The honeymoon is quite possibly over here in the palace.  The Knight dared to NOT replace the empty roll of toilet tissue, leaving the naked, cardboard tube there on the roller thingie.  I was not impressed.  I didn’t feel like digging through my superhero duffle bag for my tiara, tutu, wings and magic wand when it was bed time.  I made him get up and restock it himself, the Restock Fairy wasn’t “feeling” it that night.

I confess…

I need to be careful about what I wish for, as it seems to happen in abundance and not quite the way I hope sometimes.  I miss my cat at night.  For 3 years, up until moving in to the Palace, my cat has been a constant at night.  As a tiny, 4 week old orphan, she slept against my cheek on my pillow, sometimes with her head on my hand.  As she grew up she moved down to curling up against my leg or foot.  Pixel was my baby, my heart band-aid, and that is perhaps the one draw back here.  The Knight is against the 4-legged, furry kids with tails sleeping on our bed or even in the room.  Only exception being the dog as she is crated at night.  I have teased him about opening the bedroom door when he falls asleep, and even tried one night to ‘forget’ to close it but he caught it.  Last night his 11yo lost a tooth and felt the need to come wake us up to share the news, and when he left the room didn’t quite get the door closed.  At some unearthly hour of the night one of the cats, Ditzy, found to her joy that she could come in and join us.  Over. And. Over.  She was on our heads, my hip, everywhere, meowing and purring and drooling (seriously did not know she really did this), and she is now on the Knight’s poopoo list.  As funny as it is at the moment, it was less than amusing over and over throughout the night.  Might have to rethink this.

Everyone have an awesome weekend!

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Friday Confessional On Saturday

AHH Friday.  Except it is Saturday.  But I have to confess and I didn’t have time yesterday!

You too can still link up, Aubrey loves to ‘hear’ confessions, she won’t mind a late linker upper!

I confess…

While I swear I am NOT whining about the weather, as hot is far better than cold, it IS taking it’s toll on me to drive 28 miles one way on the highway without A/C in my car.  Yes I drink plenty of water when I am working but still the heat was too much as we were under extreme heat warnings all week.  😦

I confess…

It was likely being dehydrated that caused the fairly strong migraine I woke up with Friday, which kept me home in bed until almost noon.  I am thankful for my 31 Oil that I used on my neck and temples, then put on a tissue to lay by my face on the pillow to inhale the healing aroma.  I am so sold on aromatherapy I cannot get enough.  OH and yes that kicked the headache for the most part.  Some residual ache when I woke but nothing like I usually have and I didn’t have to take medications!  WOOHOO!

I confess…

I have tried my 5th Pinterest recipe for dinner and OMG it was SO good.  Hawaiian chicken in the crock pot.  Yes I will provide the link:  –> HERE <– you will love this it is SO simple and SO yummy.

I confess…

After making 5 different recipes from Pinterest, and cooking some of my own ideas, I am beginning LIKE cooking! *gasp*  I know, I know…who would have guessed that I had a domestic goddess gene after all?  Guess she hides behind the lounger of my inner Diva.  She has been surprising me a lot of late.

I confess…

I kept it under wraps from the kids to test it out, but I burned Orange Essential Oil in my burner all day yesterday.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love the Knight’s kids, but any parent knows that an 11yo boy and 8yo girl are going to bicker.  It is much easier for me to play ‘parent’ at 50, now that I have been “mom” to a step daughter, 2 kids of my own, and 4 foster kids.  Age is a big factor too.  The Marvelous one has her limits though, and on the back side of a migraine is not a good time for me to be referee for kiddie squabbles.  But the oil did exactly as claimed, kept harmony in the household.  No bickering at all, they were angels ALL day.  I was shocked and amazed.  I can tell today that I’m not using Orange, as the bickering was back.  NOTE TO SELF: Orange Oil + kids = peace and harmony!

I confess…

I decided in the interest of keeping the peace and encouraging reading, which I think is vital, I would create the reading rule.  Every day the kids are here, they must read for 30 minutes.  It promotes quiet, but also gets them in a book and reading.  They did it and liked it!!! Imagine that.

I confess…

I’ve been sneaking healthy foods into everyone.  “Can I have a snack?”   Right after correcting that to “MAY” I have a snack, “Why certainly, a banana or apple, grapes or melon, have at it!”  My sister-in-law, who is my inspiration,  created a snack fridge out of a dorm size one she found.  Anything in there is permitted to be eaten at snack time when someone is hungry.  Everything in the fridge is healthy.  Veggies, fruits, string cheese, yogurt, and  other assorted good-for-you munchies.  I loved the concept so I am hunting down a similar fridge, or will give up one drawer in the kitchen refrigerator to make a healthy assortment of “yes you may” snacks.  This way there is no more “what can I have”. They know the answer to that question already.

I confess…

I am going to post a “shoe lust” post too. LOVE some of the ones I stumbled on this week.

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Friday Confessional

It’s FRIDAY!
And ya’ll know what that means?
Time to hit the confessional and let  it all fly.

Link up with Aubrey by clicking her badge above.

I confess…

I slept around the clock last night.  We were in bed  and sleeping at 9:00, the Knight had to be up early to work.  I surfaced briefly to use the bathroom around 6:30am, long after he had left for work.  When I climbed back in bed I thought I would re-exam the inside of my eyelids for just a few moments, checking for leaks ya see.  I woke up at 9:05am.  Guessing I was tired.  I don’t feel the least bit bad about that either.

I confess…

I ran out of creativity for dinner tonight.  When it came time to make it, I didn’t do like last weekend and pull great ideas from Pinterest (yes I made things last weekend I had pinned on my food board and yes it was very good).  I went for simple, burgers, mac-n-cheese, and veggies.  I didn’t even make the brownies, just went with the stand by candy bars in fun size for dessert.

I confess…

Seriously hoping the item I bought from Arbonne to assist with menopause helps because the hot flashes are killing me.

I confess…

Best thing I have done for myself of late is stopped playing games on Facebook.  I am starting to really see how much time I was wasting.

I confess…

A cup of coffee sounds SO good right now, even through it is after 8pm.  Caffeine doesn’t bother me, I am just ADD enough that it will not impact my ability to sleep.  And it will give me something to do while I read my books.  Well after I empty the dishwasher that is, but I can do that while the coffee is brewing.

T.G.I.F.

Have a marvelous weekend ya’ll.

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Friday Confessional

YAY!!!!! Friday at last! WOOHOOO and that means it is time to let it all hang out and confess.  Link up with Aubrey and get it all off your chest, and read up on what others are sharing.

I confess…

Poor HoneyBabyMine had to work a LONG day (18+ hours) yesterday.  I missed him a bunch when I came home and he wasn’t here.  I tried hard to stay awake til he got home but finally just couldn’t do it anymore, gave in to sleep and crashed.

I confess…

He can wake me up like he did last night, any old time he would like! And that is all I’m going to say about that.

I confess…

I might have given him a hard time about snagging my Monster in the fridge when he left this morning.  But in my defense, he rarely passes up an opportunity to tease me about things.  No worries, it’s all in fun and he has me laughing frequently, but I wasn’t letting this go without a jab about not feeling the love when I saw it gone.  🙂

I confess…

He looked so adorable taking a nap when I came out of the bathroom, with the yorkie and one of the cats curled up with him on the bed.  I considered a picture to post on Facebook but was able to control myself.

I confess…

I am SO happy right now.  Life is just full of so much goodness and so many blessings, much of which is because he is a part of my life.

I confess…

I am going to sneak out of here and do the grocery shopping while he is napping so it is done and out of the way so we can kick back and enjoy his kids tonight.  Hopefully I can pull this off without waking him up, he needs the sleep!

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Friday Confessional

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F-R-I-D-A-Y

Can we just let that sink for a moment?

(insert dramatic, silent pause…..)

Last day of the work week for most of us, a day long awaited throughout the hustle, bustle and insanity.

Okay back at it!  It is Friday and that means Aubrey has the confessional open.  Click that innocent looking little girl above to link up and confess your naughtiness from this past week.  Confession is good for the soul, it is said, let it fly.

I confess…

I am exhausted.  Not sure why, just flat out tired.  I think it is the whole getting used to being up earlier. I was starting the wake-up process at 6:15am during the school year, which some days meant crawling from my rack at 7am after multiple uses of the snooze alarm, in order to get Mia on the bus (the 8yo I was watching before and after school).  Now, I am waking up at 5:15am.  My poor, over worked guardian angel isn’t even awake at that hour.  I am pretty safe without her assistance until I walk out of the door, provided I don’t use the stove.  🙂  I am getting into bed around 9:30pm so not sure why I am so sleepy other than adjusting to the new time, and sleeping in a new place.

I confess…

The new place is the boyfriend’s home, the castle of my Knight.  More or less I’m shacking up with him.  🙂  I am very happy, just adjusting to new surroundings.  As this week is ending I’m sleeping solidly having gotten used to noises etc.  In fact I am sleeping better next to him and loving it!  Slowly I will move in all of my “stuff”. I have clothes there and will gradually move in my earthly belongings but no rush.  I have what I need and I have him.  No sense totally shocking the poor guy.  Heck, he already accepted my cat, my niece’s cat and soon my daughter’s Yorkie.  Tell me that isn’t love!

I confess…

The longer I am with this company the better I like my job.  There are days it is mentally taxing and I leave here super fatigued, but I love it.  Those are the days the stereo in the car is cranking out something to help me transition out of the office mentality and into the ME time mind set.  Even with all the road construction and highway traffic issues, I am in a pretty good mood.  Getting upset doesn’t make the cars move any faster, so I just relax and roll with it, singing along with the songs.

I confess…

I really could use a nap right now!  Might have to run out and get a Monster.

Ya’ll have a wonderful Friday!

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Friday Confessional

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It is said that confession is good for the soul, and Aubrey over at High Heeled Love helps us every Friday to get it all off our chest and feel better.  Click the cute little girl above and come link up and just let it all out!

I confess… 

I am so far behind on reading my favorite blog posts this week that I doubt I can get caught up…but I’m going to try!  And as far as posting goes, well yes I am way behind on that too.  Work has been busy and I am still trying to get myself balanced between work, Avon, blogging, reading, crocheting…well everything.

I confess… 

The post I put up yesterday is gone.  I took it down due to a very heart felt apology that I received and a request to remove it and the negative comments the individual had left behind.  Her email was a very sweet reminder to me to keep on keeping on with my journey of faith.

I confess… 

You remember a few weeks back I  was lamenting not being able to find anyone that could do nails as good as a former tech that had done them?  I am no longer grieving, I found a very skilled nail tech.   He is also much closer as far as distance goes.  My nails look incredible and I couldn’t be happier!

I confess… 

The past 24 hours have been rough.  My mood was all over the charts and settled snug like into a major U.M.S. (ugly mood syndrome).  I’m out of that now but wow…maybe I need an increase in my meds?

crmI confess… 

I found an amazing adult beverage to sooth my sexy, savage self.  Crown Royal Maple Whiskey.  OMG…enough said.

I confess… 

AND, like I wasn’t already addicted to enough cyber stuff, I am now playing Ruzzle.  I blame Martinis Needed, my sister-in-law. I saw it in her feed on Facebook one night when I couldn’t sleep so I checked it out.  So, as if my life wasn’t attached to my laptop, smart phone or Kindle Fire enough, I have one more thing on there to do.  I think intervention may be in order.

So, what do YOU need to confess?

Join the party over at the confessional!