Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Where are you looking?

Tony recently purchased an iPad.  He bit the bullet after going back and forth about really needing one.  In the end, and after some, "really, it's okay to get one" from me, he got one.  He was very excited to use it - his first reason to use it? A movie.  Yep, the man downloaded Netflix so he could watch movies on trips for work when he has to fly.  He will not and probably should not watch movies while driving. That's dangerous.  Also, he has to to have an internet connection to watch his movies, and since he only got Wi-Fi, he's really just watched movies at home....on a tiny screen while his big honking tv is muted and playing some other show.  Yep...caught him doing this, I laughed.

His other reasoning to get it? Facetiming.  Okay, well maybe that was my reasoning for him to get it. I love Facetiming.  It's pretty funny to chat with your nephews who are only 20 minutes away, but still need to tell you about the under (thunder) and check to make sure you were not in fact, bit by a dog. 

So it's no surprise that we tried out Facetiming while sitting in the same room. Don't judge us....we like to look at all the features before taking our new technology anywhere.  But Tony has been on a couple trips that we actually used Facetime.  I think he really just wants to talk to Tyson, but he has to deal with me. 

And for the last couple of sessions I've noticed that my dear husband is drawn to the screen where he can see himself.  Like a fly to a light, that boy loves a good mirror.

What he doesn't realize is that I can now see him looking at himself.  Busted.

I'm sure that there are now plenty of self-portraits on the iPad. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

I should not wear white pants

It's a little known fact that I spill a lot.  Like, almost every day. It's not that I don't try to keep things clean and tidy, I just have improper hand-eye coordination and apparently my real middle name is Klutz.

According to my dad, I was diagnosed by my doctor as clumsy.  I like to think that I am just accident prone.  I'm not sure which sounds better, but it's no surprise that I have bruises on my body from things I run into on a daily basis.  Although I think things like doorways and desk corners actually jut out while I walk past.

However today would be an exception to my clumsy, spilling ways.  For some reason I have decided that wearing white pants would be okay - apparently I had a lapse in judgement while purchasing said pants.  And today, since all my black pants were dirty and I have some sweet bug bites on my legs from the weekend that make my legs look like walking dominoes - two dots on one, three dots on the other - I had to wear pants and not a skirt. The only pants that I had clean? White pants.  Technically I think they are cream, but regardless, they are asking for me to spill on them.

And spill I did. Fruit (including strawberries)  and  my sparkly water all over my sandwich and veggie chips (probably the best things ever) as well as my desk.  Close enough to almost hit my cream/white pants. On a Monday.  Round of applause, please.

So after the cleanup, I am now praying that I keep up that good luck while sporting the pants for the rest of the day...especially since I have to be in a picture later this afternoon, the whole reason I had to wear nice pants today.

I should really not wear white pants.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Five Friday Facts

It's Friday - thank goodness! For some reason this week has felt really long, even Tony thought it was long after a hectic week of playing golf and schmoozing. Rough life that guy leads.  The good news is that we don't have much happening this weekend and we're both pretty happy with that.

So here are some Friday Facts - and cheers to the weekend!

1. I have not worked out in three days.  I know, I know, it's not like me - nor do I like it. The only positive thing is that the scale has not moved in the past week and my pants still fit.  Hell yes. I had some things to get done the past couple of days (which did not get done....hmmm) and really had zero motivation.  You would think I'd be pulling two-a-days since our trip is in two weeks.  Apparently that whole stress thing that most women have when they know they are going to be in a swimsuit has no affect on me. I guess I should start looking for a one piece and a mumu cover up. One pieces are in...haven't you heard?

2. I cannot get enough avocados this week, or really the past two weeks.  I search the menu's lately for anything that has avocados.  It's a horribly wonderful addiction. The other day I also realized I ate more green than any other color - I'm not kidding.  Breakfast: Green smoothie, Lunch: edamame hummus, Dinner: at moms, I had a vat of guacamole. It was heavenly. (And yes, I had green chile at my mom's last night...ama-zing.)

3. Currently I have nail polish on all of my fingers.  That being said, no fingernail is fully coated. Actually there are hunks of polish missing on every finger. My nails have been like this since Sunday. I should really go and get a manicure.

4. Tita is leaving on Monday.  It will be a sad, sad day. However after dinner last night, I think she's almost had her fill of small people under 4....and my demanding brother.  However he did manage to get her to make her green pork chile and homemade tortillas. My mouth is watering as I type this. There is nothing better than homemade tortillas by White Cloud. And if you think there is anyone in this family who dislikes tortillas, you would be sorely mistaken....and they would be thrown out. Tortillas are good with everything - butter, hot dogs, green chile, butter, peanut butter and plain. If my husband wasn't the carb police, I would eat them every day.

5. Be ready for this one - I actually did Tony's laundry.  I might not have finished it, or my may be sitting in the washer still, but I did it.  And I even folded it.  Shocking.  However I realized why I don't like doing his laundry.  Holes. Everywhere in everything.  Case in point: his socks. He came home the other day and I noticed one little hole in his sock and thought, that can't be comfortable, I know my toes find holes in my socks and immediately jut out (side note, my siblings and I have extraordinary toes that may have finger like capabilities, picking things up, playing the piano, it goes on) I throw those socks away.  However it was when he turned and walked away that I saw his entire heel. No trace of sock was found as he walked. So I ask, what is the freaking point of wearing a sock??? So when I do his laundry again in approximately three months, I'm going to throw out all things with holes.  He's been warned at least three times....which may explain why he hasn't complained that I don't do his laundry.

Happy weekend - may pools and summer cocktails be in your future!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Five Friday Facts

Well I know you must be impressed that I am actually doing Five Friday Facts on Friday - however I have not blogged since shame. I could give you the excuses that this has been a really busy week, but I'll be honest - after family in town, the Kenny/Tim concert and laziness, there was nothing really to blog about.  Unless you wanted me to tell you that two days is never enough with family, I have lack of self control when surrounded by friends and that I should do something other than catch up on trashy tv or my favorite blogs.....if you wanted to read that then let me know.

Until then, here are Five Friday Facts to brighten your day.

1. I'm wearing a braid in my hair right now.  Like one to help hold back my bangs - since I haven't cut them (not even by myself) in quite a while.  I should really schedule a hair cut, however it took me almost a full three weeks to reschedule my eyebrow wax appointment, I foresee my haircut taking at least another 3 months.

2. Selling a house takes a long time.  And here is a fact about selling a house: it's not as fun as it seems. You know those stories about yourself, your brother, your friend or that neighbor down the street who sells their house in 24 hours, two day or two weeks? Well hold onto those stories and pray like you've never prayed before for that situation to happen to you.  Granted we've only had our house on the market for a month-ish, but when people tell  you those stories, deep down you want that to be you....and generally it's not. And since Tony and I have mentally checked out of this house every day it gets a little harder to wait for a showing. Plus, cleaning sucks.

3. We have yet to go to the grocery store this week and I will tell you that making a list and menu for the week is not that fun.  So instead I ask Tony very sweetly to bring me lunch....which has happened more than once in the past week or so. On today's menu: guacamole....from Jalapenos. Best thing ever. I ate the entire portion for myself - all while reminding myself that this is the healthy fats and this is way better than french fries. It was scrumptious and I cannot get enough of that heavenly food.

4. My godson is obsessed with me.  I'm not even trying to be arrogant - you can ask my sister. That boy loves me, saying my name (over and over again) and making sure that I am safe. He made up a story about how a dog bit me. Or in his language: "CAIT! Dog bite Cait." Um, nope, no dog bite here - just lots of slobber.  Although he said 543 times while I was not there, it's nice to know he's always thinking of me- it's the perk of being a fairy godmother.

5. I learned a new trick on Lightroom that will help me post my Project 365 pictures better. Thank you Google - you're teaching this girl one step at a time. I know that you wanted that fact about me to end this post.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Five Friday Facts...A Little Early

I'm doing this weeks Five Friday Facts a little early - due to the fact that we have family coming in town today and since it's hard enough for me to remember them weekly, it will be the last thing on my mind since Tita will be here. Yes - Gram is coming and I don't know who is more excited, her daughter, her grandkids or her great-grandkids.  Yes, those five boys love their Tita and will gladly put her in her place....I think they are the only ones who could ever tell her no. Of course they are usually copying her with their no's, or "No, no, no, no's."

1. Tony purchase himself an iPad last week.  I had no problem with him getting one or spending the money on one.  He's been wanting it forever and I usually get something as well when he makes a purchase.  It's like he has buyers guilt - not guilt that he bought something, but guilt that I didn't get something too.  His shopping is usually a bonus for me.  This time I got a new photo editing program called Lightroom. I think I could spend gobs of time on it - and wish I had that time.  Instead I try and work on it at work editing pictures of work things and then at night.  Using this program has already made me want to work on my photography more (which will happen this weekend) and get a couple more photography programs to use as well.  Trouble for Tony.

2. The house selling is just going okay.  Well annoying, but okay.  And instead of waiting around, we decided to go on a trip to Mexico.  These are the things we do while we are kidless. It's pretty great.  Although a friend made fun of us for "saving money" - but Tony is the saver in this group and he's happy where we're at - so we're taking a trip with all that extra money we save while we wait for the house to sell. In reality, it works out for me, trip = new clothes. Win, win.

3.  After my bootcamp session ended I will admit that I put on a few lb's. Yes, apparently when you lose weight, you have to maintain it - which meant not eating anything and everything.  So I was back at watching what I ate and made sure to work out a little more.  Well I finally managed to get one pound away from my ending weight. I celebrated with cake someone had in the office. Ah crap....that was the wrong decision, wasn't it?

4. I'm really behind on my blog reading.  My google reader is full - like over 500 entries full. So on my lunch breaks I've been trying to catch up - every time I think I'm getting somewhere, the next day that number is back up again. I really need a day off with nothing to do but catch up on blogs. You might think I would have said, chosen less blogs to read, but let's be honest, I'm the girl who can't get rid of shoes that don't even fit, but keep them because they are pretty - you think I'm actually going to give up reading a blog?

5. I'm going to the Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw concert on Sunday.  I'm excited to wear my boots and if I hadn't gone over my budget a couple of weeks ago, I'd ask to go and look for a new dress.  But I already got two - and might have found one in my closet that still has the tags on it.  Now I just need to know which one to wear to the concert - the dilemmas I deal with. But hey, at least I get to wear my boots!  Too bad it will be 900 degrees out there - pony tail, yes please.

There you have it - Five Friday Facts that I know made your day and helped you get a jump start to your weekend.

Oh and because a post wouldn't be complete without a picture - here a little collage from Memorial Day.