Ramblings of a Young Mama

Friday, March 27, 2009

have YOU ever..?

I found this in Mandy Land and decided to play :D

Just 'bold' whichever ones you have done so far on the list. Be sure to leave me a comment if you play! ;) I'd love to see what you've done ;)

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland /world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb [ I've held a goat :) ]
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar [ & NEVER will again! Yuck!]
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book [ I have published poems! ]
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Whew, that was long! LOL!

Until next time,

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins #117

Here's my weekly ritual..

1. "In a hole in the ground there lived Mr. Squirrel."

2. "I'm just a girl in this twisted world but that ain't no matter."

3. "After dark the rain began to fall again, on this gloomy day."

4. "Break away from the hold of the Spanish galleon."

5. "There was a hand in the darkness, and it tried to pull me in."

6. "Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, and well that's the story of my life."

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to absolutely nothing, tomorrow my plans include spending time with Justin until he has to go to work and Sunday, I want to get some of these goals around this place accomplished!

Until next time,

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Candidly Huh?

I found this on Mandy's blog and thought I'd give it a go..

You Live Your Live Candidly

You are honest and direct. You tell it like it is.

You tend to avoid confrontation and stay away from sticky situations.

You tend to have one best friend you hang with, as opposed to many acquaintances.

You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren't attainable.

..sounds about right! ;)

Until next time,

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins #116

I have a ton of things to blog about but no where near the time to do it! I'm working on some schoolwork and trying to still get settled in to our apartment! I will update soon :) But for now..

..here we go!

1. Why do we have to deal with cranky people?

2. Old quirks are now habits.

3. I have never seen someone complain about something so stupid.

4. I had never heard the phrase "woah" and it make me smile so immensely.

5. I'll do it by myself, the way I always do.

6. How [w]as I to know life is a work in progress?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to hopefully relaxing & watching a movie, tomorrow my plans include being out and about and familiarizing myself a little more with this big 'ol city and/or going to Tampa and Sunday, I want to work on my schoolwork!

Until next time,

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins #115

Woo-Hoo a couple hours early this week!

1. When I look to the left, I see my wall.

2. The living room is the room that has the best view in my home.

3. Let it work itself out.

4. Dirty deeds done dirt cheap!

5. Bathing is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.

6. If you have any comments feel free to share the love.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to spending time with friends, tomorrow my plans include packing the moving truck & resting up and Sunday, I want to relax and then head south to our new beginning!

Until next time,

Some time to blog..

So it's really been a while since I have sat down and blogged. I have a little bit of free time so here goes :)

The last few weeks have been CRAZY! Between packing, sorting, school, work and everything else under the sun I'm lucky to even have my mind! I'm just about done packing! I've got some sheets and what not to wash up, some clothes to box up, and Keegan's toys to pack and then I'm done. It's really surreal to me still I think. In 3 days I'll be heading 1000+ miles south to a new beginning! Excitement, Nervousness, Wonder, Scared, Nausea, Anxiety, Curious, Overwhelmed are some among many other feelings that are going through me right now. I feel in my heart that everything will be ok. It's just this initial move I think that has my guts in a pretzel shape at the moment.

I've really been slacking on my school work because of this move. There's just been so much to do. I know I shouldn't be slacking on something so important, but on that same note, Keegan and being done with everything are really important. I hope everything will be ok will school and my grades will be back up.

I worked for the last time up here yesterday. I can't really believe it. Like wow, next week I'll have new co-workers! That's nerve-wrecking all in itself since I have no clue what the people are like down there. Most everyone is welcoming, waves to you and has random chit chat with people they don't even know up here. I live in a pretty country small area. I love it! I'm moving to a big city - eh, not so sure I'm going to like it. I guess we'll see!

Keegan is being a little poop-head lately. I guess I can blame it on "Terrible Twos" beginning. He's 16 months now and boy oh boy does he like to throw some temper tantrums! GRRRR! He drives me NUTS-O sometimes! As if I'm not crazy enough already ;))

Justin and I are doing well for the circumstances. I'm stressed out and we are bickering a little because I keep snapping on him. It'll be fine once this move is done and all. I'm so stressed about the drive down and getting everything moved in by ourselves. I just keep telling myself we'll be ok. Everything will go off without a hitch. Or that's how it happens in a perfect world anyway! [ please note this is NOT a perfect world! ]

I REALLY miss designing! I just don't have the time or the creativity these days! My lovely bestie Mandy has also propositioned me to team up with her and create some scraps. That could be in the works once I'm settled in, in Florida. [ keep your eyes open for that ;) ] I did do a paid siggy this week and a few blinkies with the little bit of spare online time that I've had. They turned out pretty good!

Alright, Backyardigans is on and Keegan is wanting to snuggle me and watch them so that's all for now!

Until next time,

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins #114

So I'm like days late, but I still wanna add it while I have a chance ;)

And...here we go!

1. Cleaning Brandi's living room was my last random act of kindness.

2. Another place is where I shall be.

3. Honesty matters in matters of the heart.

4. Coffee, tea or kool-aid.

5. Sometimes we are on separate paths.

6. Our life reminds me that there is love.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to hanging out with Cathy & Dave, tomorrow my plans include pictures and my girls day and Sunday, I want to RELAX, before I have to PACK PACK PACK some more!

Until next time,

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

My March Desktop!

Since I usually post my desktops, I figured March was no excuse not to! So here it is..

(Click to view it bigger!)

You can download it for yourself from Shabby Princess :) You can find the free download link here! :)

Until next time,

Monday, March 02, 2009

Where did the time go?

Is it really March 2nd? Where did January and February go? I feel like it was just yesterday we were sitting on my couch bringing in the new year! Hmmm.. So I'm struggling a lot with school. I'm just trying to do a million things at once. With this move less than 2 weeks away it's truly crunch time and I still have so much stuff left to do. I'm not sure where to even start :|

On to something happier for a bit, Keegan is growing like a weed. He seems to learn a new word, or understand something new like everyday! It's amazing. I can't believe this time two years ago I had just found out I was pregnant. Where oh where does it all go? I'm glad I've taken so many pictures.

Justin and I are doing great. The only thing left to finish this puzzle right now, is a queen mattress. I mean, we can use the futon if we need to for now, but we'd really like a mattress for the box springs we already have. I guess we'll just wait and see.

I need to make something to eat. I'm starving!

Until next time,