Monday, October 27, 2008


Chris and I went to last Sunday nights Buccaneer game. I was very cold as it was a chilly 60-something here in Tampa. We were in a suite but they had the 
air-conditioning set to arctic, we had to leave early because I was so cold. I know I could have put my jacket on {if I had not left it sitting on the kitchen counter} but I wouldn't have looked nearly as cute! It was late and we were winning so leaving at the end of the third quarter wasn't such a big deal, at least to me.

They have a photographer that visits every suite to take your picture then they give you a card to take home to view your pictures on line, nice huh. We also received a free 5x7, not sure how that works for them financially but who cares, it's a great picture!  

If the Bucs can manage to make it to the Super Bowl it will be here in Tampa, can you say home field advantage! Can you imagine the Rays in the World Series and the Bucs in the Super Bowl?

GO BUCS!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Ya know...I love my friends!

Last minute"hey wanna come over for dinner"?..."wanna join us?"...."sure do miss Natalie"!

Alisa and Pam, their husbands and 1/2 of the children, were here tonight for an impromptu BBQ. I mixed up "a few" Mango margaritas and we unwound outside around the pool. What a great time we had laughing and just being us...the best friends a girl could ever have are mine! I can be who I am, nothing more and nothing less, and they love me anyway!

I'm feeling a little tingly so I'm off but not before I remind you to tell all of your friends how much you love them...they'll be there when you need them!

From left...Pam, Alisa, Natalie and me.

From left...Rebecca, Me, & Danielle
"I love you man..."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Formal ~ Denim ~ Diamonds...

Well our event for MDA went wonderful. I was concerned with the dress of formal, denim and diamonds, but I think we ended up  looking pretty darn good if I don't say so myself. 

I borrowed this incredible top from Natalie and when I told her I wasn't wearing anything under it but a flesh colored bra she became very concerned. When I came walking out I received raved reviews from both my Hubby and McKenzie, Abereese on the other hand wasn't so positive. She told me I needed to go back to my room and get dressed. Now I felt beautiful, which was very needed after such a crappy week so I opted to leave dressed like I was leaving behind a very unhappy 8 year old. There really wasn't anything showing, you had to get in my personal space to even see my belly button, you could only really tell it was see through because it came down to my hips and my jeans showed. I think it was reveling enough to be sexy but not enough to make me seem like the approaching forty, starved for attention, mother of 2, at least I hope not! 

Here are pictures, you be the judge. Notice my hair and how it's carefully placed to cover the lack of eyebrow!

The event  goal was to raise $1,000,000.000. I'm not sure what the total was but with the bidding for an adorable little bull dog puppy that had been paraded around all night in a wagon on a plush pillow  ended at $8,000.000 I'm sure they did quite well. Had this been a year ago when business was booming I would have so been in on that bidding war and if it had been a German Shepherd it would have been done!
 Does anyone have a puppy they want to donate to the Evening of Hope?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Eyebrow waxing gone wrong...very, very, wrong!

As if my week hasn't been bad enough...

First I apparently look old enough to be one of my very best friends mothers, an article is printed in one of the local papers about the Evening of Hope which includes the WORLDS WORST picture of me EVER, then I get on the scale and it clearly isn't my friend, not that it ever was.

I need to find something to wear to a charity event Saturday {we were told today that the dress is formal, denim, diamonds, and boots...really jeans on the bottom with  formal wear on the top} so my "daughter", being the good friend that she is, rushed over arms full of clothes for me to try on, most of the things she brought me the zipper wouldn't even come close to zipping. I must of been completely delusional to even agree to try on her clothes but since most of my weight is on the bottom I thought it could possibly work. I did keep a top and jacket that fit and will look amazing when I'm "done-up" and in a pair of my big-girl-jeans. 

So fast forward about an hour or so when I take Honey to have her eyebrows waxed, I say, 'I'll have mine done too since I'm here, they've always done a great job on yours'. Now this place is the only place that Honey can go where the wax doesn't remove her skin with the hair and like I said they have always done a great job. Apparently I got the new girl and lets just say the new girl needs to have her Visa yesterday! Girlfriend waxed off the last 1/2 inch of my freaking eyebrow! On both sides! If forced to find the silver lining in this I can say that at least they match. I literally thought I was going to throw up when I saw them. It's so bad I teared up in front of my kid and came close to hyperventilating. Needless to say, my service was free! The owner offered to take me back to "fix them", my reply was 'oh is there a new way to put the hair back on that I don't know about?'. She told me to come back in 2 weeks and she would fix them then, like they're going to grow back in 2 freaking weeks! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!

We drove directly across the street to Walgreens where I made a rather large purchase which included, anti-aging wrinkle-control foundation, eyelash glue, and false eyelashes. I then came home, cut the eyelashes into single hairs and glued my eyebrows back on. I also freshened up my make-up because I felt just plain u-g-l-y then took a xannax. Ok I took two. Don't judge me, it was a tough day! I guess this will be my new daily routine until my eyebrows grow back in, if they do at all. Oh Lord I hope they do! 

I also called to have highlights put back in my hair, scheduled a tan, and left a message for the dermatologist to call me back for a round of Botox. 

Getting old cannot be stopped but getting old and ugly can! I'm going down kicking and screaming people ~ kicking and screaming. 

This is what my eyebrow looked like before I was attacked with the jar of wax

And this is what it looks like now! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!! 
For all that is holy in this world what am I going to do!

P.S. To my older sisters, whom I love VERY much, I am so sorry for all of the "old" comments over the years, please be gentle in 2 years when the big 4-0 knocks on my door!

I stand corrected....

Natalie would like everyone to know that she is not 3 1/2 years younger than me she's  5 1/2 years younger than me. 

She will not be 33 until the 16th of this month, it's all down hill from here sweetie....straight down hill!

I am kindly requesting that all of you help me send her a great big 


Can I say that?

I guess the question is should I say that? 

You know I love you like the "little sis' " I never had.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Are you kidding me!!!!!

As many of you know Natalie and I are working on a Christmas fundraiser for a local family in need. Great event, even better cause, click on the Christmas Angel on the left for more information! Anyway, we have been blessed with a lot of free advertising and they all wanted a picture of us together. Well the only one we had was the one below from the cruise we went on in March ~ too much fun! ~ McKenzie said we look a little too "friendly" in this picture, leave it to a 14 year old right, I though it was a pretty good picture. So it has been in a few newspapers and people are always saying 'I saw you in the paper' but what happened to me this morning makes me NEVER want to have my picture in any form of publication again!

I was at Panera for a meeting this morning when a lady in line behind me called me by name, I turned and she said 'I met you at a Moms Club meeting where you were talking about It's Personal'...ok... 'and I saw your picture in the paper this week'... of course she did this is a small town... 'you know the article about the Christmas Fundraiser you're doing with your DAUGHTER'. 


With a fake smile I explain to her that that's my girlfriend not my daughter. She wanted to debate it with me, SERIOUSLY, I would so know if I had a child old enough to make me a Grandmother! Now very nicely, because now the 15 people standing behind her are all listening and all are trying not to laugh out loud, I explain to her again that the girl in the picture with me is my girlfriend, yes my younger girlfriend, but not my daughter. She ends up apologizing and saying she needs to take a seat so she can chew on her foot easier and I of course completely agreed with her and offered to escort her to a seat to watch!

Now Natalie is younger than me but only by 3 1/2 years, yes this is when every 1/2 year starts counting again! Now I know she looks good for her spry little 30-something self but SERIOUSLY I don't look like I'm old enough to be her mother! 

Well you be the judge. Does this picture need to be destroyed or does girlfriend just need glasses?

I'm off to call the dermatologist for a serious round of Botox!

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