Friday Confessions – It is SO break time

I confess… I have GOT to stop going to the new Dunkin’ on campus for anything other than coffee. They never know how to make what I order and a part of that is their inability to read. WRAP and FLATBREAD are not the same word!

I confess… I am trying not to get ahead of myself but vacation is approaching! Just two more weeks. I think we’ve decided to spend a day at EPCOT instead of Animal Kingdom. This is awesome for me because that is my favorite park!

I confess… I am finding it very hard to get started on work but if I don’t want to be reading papers over the weekend, then I had better do it.

I confess… I have really fallen in love with Pinterest (I realize I am late to the game on this) and it is becoming a time suck. See, I was on tumblr for a while and didn’t see the point of pinterest but it’s an entirely different creature. I guess I just need things to keep me multitasking at work.

I confess… (TMI Warning!) It has been nearly 19 months since I’ve had to visit the woman only aisle at the grocery store. I had even forgotten how awful that whole thing can be and what cramps felt like. But oh, guess it’s time to go back to being like all the other non-pregnant, non-breastfeeding, non-post-menopausal (and any other category of womanhood) women out there. (You like all those dashes and parentheses? :) )

I confess… on this Jimmy Buffett playlist I subscribe to is his version of Pacing the Cage, which always makes me think of a Bret Hart documentary I used to watch all the time when I liked professional wrestling. I kind of miss those days.

I confess…I’m kind of glad that tonight is Elliot’s last baseball game. This has felt like a long season. It will be nice to reclaim weeknights.

Remember this to-do list from last week? I’ve checked off what’s actually gotten done. It’s laughable, really.

Things I have to do:

  • Put St. George Island sticker on car
  • Clean out car; Windex inside of windshield
  • Water kitchen windowsill cactus
  • Rinse off camp chairs – sand sticks to them
  • Order new ones of these
  • Get a pedicure
  • Book vet for boarding in June
  • Sort through Baby Girl clothes; some no longer fit
  • Change crib bedding
  • Vacuum hair on bathroom floor
  • Get a haircut
  • Have Elliot write thank you notes to people who did the Flat Stanley project
  • Experiment with some Pinterest recipes
  • Take a damn vacation!


Gotta keep plugging away! Have a great weekend.

Friday Confessions/Note to self

I confess… I left a lot of work for myself for this morning and, of course, it isn’t going smoothly at all. Because that is the way this world works, you know.

I confess… when I complain about petty things like that, I feel bad. It could be worse and I should be damn thankful.

I confess… my current favorite Jimmy Buffet song is Happily Ever After.

I confess… I have to mow my lawn this weekend and I’m… actually looking forward to it. Not to brag on myself but I like hard work. Plus, I get a nice tan out there in the blazing sun. I then plan on taking a cold shower and a nap. Ah, weekends.

I confess… Elliot is going to his first sleepover this weekend. I am both happy and nervous for him. I don’t think he’ll get scared and want to come home. But I am afraid he’ll act obnoxious and piss off the parents. Do you remember being a kid and not giving a damn about that? I was completely oblivious to the parents’ take on sleepovers. Also, I always wonder now if my parents gave the other parents money for my food or if it’s commonly accepted that whoever is hosting the child pays. And it’s then assumed that the next time, we’d cover for their kid. Like, Ell went to Addy’s house once and they fed him and then we fed Addy when he came over for a playdate. So I guess it’s the same? Oh, I know this isn’t a huge deal but it’s one of those parent protocols I don’t really know yet.

Now for the portion of this post where I make a list of stuff I need to do. It’s more for me than you, because I use my blog as an account of my life to remind myself, but still. I would find this interesting if YOU put it on your blog. :)

Things I have to do:

  • Put St. George Island sticker on car
  • Clean out car; Windex inside of windshield
  • Water kitchen windowsill cactus
  • Rinse off camp chairs – sand sticks to them
  • Order new ones of these
  • Get a pedicure
  • Book vet for boarding in June
  • Sort through Baby Girl clothes; some no longer fit
  • Change crib bedding
  • Vacuum hair on bathroom floor
  • Get a haircut
  • Have Elliot write thank you notes to people who did the Flat Stanley project
  • Experiment with some Pinterest recipes
  • Take a damn vacation!

Friday Confessions – One of these days…

I confess… I am trying not to be upset but they call for 50% chance of rain tomorrow and we’re slated to go to the beach! Waahhh!

I confess… I am putting all my thoughts and prayers into “please have sunshine”. Maybe that’s a bad use of good mojo but, well, I really want to go.

I confess… I also have a tendency to NOT believe weather people so…

I confess… I’m beginning to dread Fridays because there are two T25 workouts. You can split them between Friday and Saturday or double up and rest Saturday, which is way better. But the hard work has to be done first. It’s HARD to get through 50 minutes of solid work that includes a ton of jumping and more lunges than anyone should ever have to do.

I confess… I NEED this beach trip. I honestly feel like my brain recovers whilst listening to the waves crash against the shore, the birds overhead, even the other families all around, slightly drowned out by the sheer power of the ocean and the wind and rustling of plantlife.

I confess… I am splitting time today between: grading journal entries, pinning beach photos, and reading things about Disney World. It’s definitely time for another trip.

I confess…  I do not really want to eat my Lean Cuisine but I brought it and don’t want to waste. I’m just sick of frozen food. And spending money. There’s the dilemma.

I confess… I took forever to write this post so I think it’s high time to go ahead and publish it. Pray for sunny weather; have a good weekend!

Friday Confessions –

I confess… I’ve been exasperated with my kids this week but I’ve been calm and content otherwise. It’s a very strange dichotomy in that, normally, being annoyed by them seems to ruin my day. Maybe I am just getting better at compartmentalizing.

I confess… I am loving doing research for this new story I am writing. I changed the way my main characters meet yesterday. I’ve decided to send her on a yoga retreat and that is where she reconnects with her childhood friend. I decided to set the retreat on St. George Island so now I get to write about my favorite beach get-away!

I confess… I am becoming a little too enamored with beach house names. I realize people have been naming houses for centuries but I am really interested in how we name beach houses. The puns entertain me, I can’t lie. Some examples of the ones on St. George: A Ruff Life, Abiding Time, Going Coastal, Isle Be Back, Higher Porpoise, Seas the Moment.

I confess… with the 20-odd research papers I have to grade today, I certainly am wasting  a lot of time writing and looking at Pinterest. It’ll get done though; it always does.

I confess… I got off on a tangent on Pinterest, looking at old Florida homes and places. Talk about a time suck. I need to be better about just closing extraneous windows and focusing on my work!

Friday Confessions – Life goes on

I confess… I got some “bad” news yesterday, if you can call it that. I suppose it’s just a bump in the road. I had my moment of disappointment and moved on. I am a firm believer that things always happen for a reason, even if that reason is not apparent.

I confess… it’s actually kind of nice to move forward. Not knowing about the above was actually making me a bad worker. I’m a lot more focused now.

I confess… when I got to my friend’s house last night, she gave me a look and pressed a beer into my hand. It was nice to have that. And I ended up buying lavender and lemongrass. We’ll see how they work. I got the lavender right away as she had one there but my lemongrass has to be ordered. It’s supposed to be good for back pain. They had another blend of oils specifically for sciatica but it was – ahem – 71 dollars! No thanks!

I confess… I’ve resigned myself to the allergies. I surrender, pollen. You got me. My eyes are in a constant state of red and/or itchy. My nose is runny, I sneeze in the middle of the night. BUT, I learned last night that a drop of lavender under your tongue supposedly helps. We shall see…

I confess… I have lots to do and I want it to be the weekend so let me get after it. Have a good weekend everyone!


Friday confessions –

I confess… I have gotten a venti coffee two days in a row, which is unlike me. I had a free birthday drink and then my aunt sent me a five dollar gift on facebook. So hey, why not?

I confess… I had a driveway moment yesterday when I caught Fresh Air’s interview with Bryan Cranston. I love that guy. I wish Malcolm in the Middle would release all the seasons on DVD. I’m dying to see the roller skating episode.tumblr_luxcwhB0xg1qbvaudo3_250

I confess… I have had two other driveway moments with NPR this week. I’m not much for their political views but  I love Fresh Air and Ask Me Another. I also think I am in love with Jonathan Coulton. He’s awesome.

I confess... I did not eat any kind of cake or ice cream on my birthday. I had the opportunity to have dessert at lunch but I opted for 10% off instead.

I confess… I have one million errands to run and very little time. I am pretty much thinking about leaving early and going to a bunch of different places to bang out a few of them. Even though it’s going to rain today, I have got to get shit done!

I confess… I may also get a pedicure because my god, my toes are in serious need. I also confess that that’s going to be really nice: relaxing a little amidst all this other chaos.

Friday Confessions – Jump on it

I confess… I missed the level of care and detail I previously put into my blog. I am back now for a little while. I am not totally inundated with work so fun things may resume.

I confess… Though I did enjoy my alone time last night somewhat I also felt pretty lonely. On nights Ash is out, I at least take solace in the fact that my kids are there, sleeping. On my drive home, I had this weird emptiness because not only was my family gone, but the neighbors are gone too. They left Wednesday. Nancy will be back on the 12th but geez, that era is finished.

I confess… I am still hopeful that a nice family will move in. Knowing my luck, we’ll get an older couple who hates kids and dogs. UGH.

I confess… this is what I had for dinner last night: two biscuits, one with cheese on it, one plain, two fried eggs, and four pieces of turkey bacon. Not the healthiest but the tastiest!

I confess… I have to clean my office; it’s a hot mess. But with Spring Break next week, I will have some extra time. The idea of cleaning gets me all excited, to be honest. Good thing, right? Because I have a ton to do when I get home. My mom says, “Oh, you don’t have to clean for me.” But it’s a trap!its-a-trap-what-happens-when-advertisers-dont-meet-twitters-spending-quotas


Friday Confessions – Wrap up this week, please

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I confess… I had a lot to do this week and I got some of it done… but I could have done more, for sure.

I confess… I have to lay off the M&Ms. I brought my lunch all this week, which included a lot of raw veggies. But in the afternoons, I got a horrible hankering for chocolate. It wouldn’t be so bad if I was running.

I confess… I thought maybe our weather was on the up and up when it got to be mid 60s and sunny earlier this week. Nope. Back to 30s. At least it’s not gray and cloudy today. I’d kill for one sunny day where I could lay outside. I am vitamin D deficient!

I confess… I am looking forward to eating at Texas Roadhouse today like nobody’s business. I haven’t had a good steak in a while. And on that note, we’re going out on the 15th b/c the daycare is doing a “kid’s night out” thing where we pay them to watch the kids from 5-9. And it will cost us considerably less than paying a babysitter. I told Ash we should go to dinner and then to a nice place to have a drink; you know, like sophisticated adults.

I confess… it’s been a long time since I felt like an adult in the sense apart from being a parent. And any dinner where I don’t have to tell a kid to: sit down/wipe your face/don’t argue with your brother/stop dropping food on the floor… is a good meal.

I confess… I am sad that Jay Leno is done. I watched the final episode and felt pretty emotional about it. BUT, I like Jimmy Fallon a lot so there’s that on the horizon.

I confess… sometimes I see things happening in my life and wonder if it isn’t a sign that stuff is trying to align just right. I was bemoaning not being  able to move yesterday. Well, Ash got home and he may have a new job opportunity. It isn’t ideal in any sense of the word but if the pay is right, we might move about 5-6 miles north in town. And my friend was JUST trying to convince me of that yesterday. See what I mean? All these seem connected.

I confess… I am going to be patient and roll with the punches this year. I have to let things play out as they will. And that makes me feel pretty good.

Friday confessions – Discombobulated

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I confess… This has been a LONG week. School began and my job was crazy busy. I like being busy though. And I like my 365 day calendar: For Women Who Do Too Much. Ain’t it the truth.

I confess… I am trying to save money but I may wander down to ye olde bookstore and check out the National Championship shirts. My favorite FSU shirt  – the one with a threat about our War Chant – has a hole under the arm. Boo!

I confess… I am going to lunch today at 11 and I’mma eat me a huge burger. I start a new running plan on Tuesday – just a 10k trainer – but all excesses will stop on that day. With the exception of beer. I have to have beer.

I confess… I have had an issue getting this post written. It’s gray and misty outside, my hair is all kinds of crazy today, and I keep getting sidetracked. Also, one week from today, I’ll be having hand surgery. Yikes!

I confess… I am trying very hard to break the cycle of falling asleep on the couch. I feel great when I get home, motivated. I make dinner and we watch some TV, read some books, but when it comes time for the kids to go to bed, I start to lose it. Last night, I was half asleep on the couch and still talking to them about bedtime prep. It was insane.

And I confess that I am outta here.

Friday Confessions –

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I confess… I really didn’t want to sit in my office with Elliot again. He’s a good kid but impatient and completely misunderstanding of when things aren’t all catered to him. Which boggles my mind since he’s not really spoiled. I don’t believe in spoiling kids.

I confess… I’m still waiting for 2014 to throw some good things my way. But perhaps I need to put things into perspective. I have a job, I have a great family, and things are really comfortable. What more shall I want for?

I confess… I’d like more coffee.

I confess… I was depressed yesterday and after I drove clear across town to get Ell from his friend’s house, I put on PJs, got on the couch, and did little else. OK, so I may have washed clothes and some dishes and had dinner (which Ash so helpfully took care of). But really, I laid around ALL evening.

I confess… that is not the answer. Today, it is no longer raining – though it is cold – so I vow to run or at least use the elliptical.

I confess… I think I was so down because going back to work was harder than I expected. Breaks are nice but they throw my world in a tailspin.

I confess… I remember Tailspin, the cartoon. It was pretty good. I’m old.

I confess… it may be cold but I am thankful for sun. When it is cold AND gray, I have depression issues.

I confess… I am mentally gearing up for the start of the semester on Monday. Time to turn on my brain and get organized!