Thursday, February 26, 2009

Real short post

My grandparents are in town.

My mother is annoying.

Cuddle bug is precious.

Hubby is AMAZING. (As always.)

I have too many pics to edit.

Details to come............

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

La dee da...

You know... I am trying to eat right and my friends are HORRIBLE influences. I've done well all week long to eat healthy and then today my BFF, Magdeline, and my new friend, Giggles, decided to gang up on me and bullied me into going to our FAVORITE restaurant: La Fiesta Mexican Ristorante.


Well, instead of ordering my usual meal of chicken quesadilla drowned in cheese dip, I ordered a Vanessa. La Fiesta does not have this on the menu. I actually saw it at another restaurant, tried it, and LOVED it. So, I had this restaurant make it for me...

Salad know the one I"m talking about? The deep fried tortilla they make into a bowl? I don't really eat that, it's good, I just usually get full before I make it that far.

Add rice, lettuce and chicken (or steak or...). The original restaurant had grilled Mexican chicken that was yummy. But this one had the shredded chicken. It was good either way.

When I got my meal, I still poured the cheese dip over it. Although, I will admit, I didn't use NEARLY as much as i normally do because the salad was already so delicious.

So, I was happy with that. It was good, but now my lips are dry from all the salty chips.

My friends and I: Magdeline, Giggles and Blondie are on a team to lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks. (We are called "Curl Girls" since we all have curly hair.) It's a state wide attempt to "Scale Back Alabama". I failed miserably the first time around. Looks like this time won't be any better. It's sad because just two short years ago, I was thinner and more healthy than I am now. I got pregnant and well...the rest is history. Don't get me wrong...I'm not "fat", but I am certainly not as thin as I once was. My modeling days are say the least. I would LOVE to get back to that size. But I think the modeling is over for me. It was wonderful, exillerating, and I learned a lot about posing a model when I have them to shoot. I have some amazingly beautiful pictures for posterity. I worked with some amazingly wonderful photographers and models. But, in reality, it was more trouble that it was worth.

Ok, I guess it's off to get some dinner with the hubby and cuddle bug and then off to church for some ash. I still don't know what i am going to sacrifice for Lent. I thought it might be diet coke...but hubby came home last night with a case of diet coke sweetened with FAAAAAAAAAAVORITE. (Yes...I am a spoiled wife.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fat, Ash

Well, today is Fat Tuesday. HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!

I've received three strands of beads and two moon pies, and I didn't even have to show my tah-tahs. :)

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. I wonder if hubby knows. He'll probably want to go to church and have the sign of the cross put on his forehead. I don't mind going to church. I would much rather do something else, though. I wonder what T will sacrifice for Lent?

Hurm...I wonder what I will sacrifice for Lent? What will my pentance be??? ....hurm. Normally I give up smoking or excersizing...things I don't do already. Since I'm not Catholic nor raised in a faith that had such strong convictions, it was sort of an inside joke for me to sacrifice something I was already not doing. But this year...this year I think it might be different. Maybe I will sacrifice something that I really love. Something that I feel I can't live without.

Things I could sacrifice:
  • Checking my email on my Treo
  • NOT exercising two to three days per week

I already DON'T do so My sweet hubby does so much to take care of me: laundry, dishes, cleans. Yes. I am a spoiled wife. (I'll blog more on that later.) I guess I could show more attention and affection to my hubby, while sacrificing my own feelings.

We'll see.

Here is a link to another blogger about Lent and who, what, when, where, how and why's of Lent. It's actually very interesting.

In the mean time...enjoy the Fat Tuesday festivities.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Edit and forget it

So, I spent most of the weekend in a funk. I've been editing my stinking brains out for days, and I am tired of seeing the same faces over and over.

You's really sad when you get tired of seeing strangers and yurn for the sight of familiar faces. So, I spent the weekend visiting with my hubby and cuddle bug. Although, I will admit, it was more the back of my eye lids than anything.


It's a wonderful thing.

We also went and looked at a few houses. But it's sad when you have already found the home of your dreams and it's sold. Nothing else seems to compare. "The" house is PERFECT, in every sense. It's three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms upstairs. Down stairs is a finished office/work out room and two other room that could be transformed into staging areas for photo sessions. Could be staged like bed rooms or just empty rooms. Large size rooms too... then... Then... THEN there is the "studio" (or what would be my studio). I don't know the exact dimensions of any of the rooms. I just know the studio space was HUGE. I could be projected my own sense of size into my memory, but that's ok, too. There was also enough room down stairs to partition another two rooms for storage of backdrops, lights, props, etc... Of course water and the plumbing for a spare bathroom was also there. This house, when we looked at it, wasn't finished in the basement. That's the reason for some of the past tense. The house is 4 times the price I paid for my current home. And needless to say, I do NOT make 4 times what I did when I bought my house, so... "THE" house will have to wait. A WHILE.

Since I can't get a new house...I was thinking about getting a new cell phone. Currently my phone is a Treo 700w. I love it. I've had it for a couple of years and it's about time to get a new one. I looked online and found I had a $100 credit when I renew. (YIPPY!!) I can get just about any phone I want for FREE! That's my kind of phone. I have champagne taste but I'm on a beer budget. My husband has the Omnia. It's cool. has a lot of neat features, but I need the on board QWERTY keyboard. The virtual one is not conducive for texting while multi-tasking. So, the next best alternative: Samsung Saga. It's slightly more expensive, but it is supposed to have the same software as the Omnia. Ok, so here is where the confusion really set in: I am only eligible for the $100 credit if I wait until my contract runs completely out to renew. WTF??? That is RE. TARD. ED. My contract runs out 3/29. I just might shop around even further ::cough::att:: and check on the iPhone. ::shrug::

Saturday, February 21, 2009

No BBQ for me...

Well it's the end of the first day of the weekend. I feel...


I look forward to the weekends with such excitement, but once it is here I have so much to do that I simply just don't get enough accomplished.

I don't get enough pictures edited.
I don't make enough contact calls.
I don't exercise enough.
I don't do enough (read: any) laundry done (read: started).

And tomorrow I have to go and "visit" with my parental units.

Can I just ball up and hide?

I need a maid.

Better yet...

I need to be rich so i can afford a maid to take care of everything that "needs" to get done, so i can focus on J, T and my life in general.

Step #1: Get rich.


Friday, February 20, 2009

To blog or not to blog...that is the question.

I've been a lurker of blogger for a while. I read 10-15 new blogs per week and I am a follower of about the same number. I've been wanting to start a blog, but just don't know what to write. I had a post up a while a go with a few pictures and info about me and my family. But I think I've decided I'd rather not get "that" personal with blogging just yet. I will say this...I am married to T and I have a child, J. The gender of my child is not that important, but I am sure it will come out eventually.

I am a photographer and may post pics from those sessions from time to time. I may talk about my clients is a frank way that might be less than flattering to them, but if you were to read the blog that they read, they will be portrayed as the most perfect family and I would talk about how I wish to be half as happy as this family is. :Q

I also have several other pokers in the fire...

I have a day job that is mind numbing from time to time. Although I have been approved to prepare for the Certified Fraud Examiner exam. This is a big deal since I am not a salaried employee. I've bid on several jobs to become salaried; however, my attitude and "lack of experience" (I've been with the company since 1997) keep holding me back. (Wuddeva.)

I've already mentioned photography. I do own my own bitness: CS....but I also contract as a freelancer for another photography studio. I could, perhaps, blog about that from time to time as well. The owner's of F are a married couple. Although, I don't think happily. I am not in the slightest interested in either one of them in any aspect other than photography. So don't get that impression. But I feel it's important to mention that because it will cause problems for me in the future since the wife owner, T, has been sweet talking me into being a "partner". Well, since the wife and the husband, J, might possible divorce I don't want to be caught in the middle and feel like the child in the relationship.

I also am a consultant for a direct sales company that specializes in spa and beauty products. I don't know if I will continue with this much longer, but nonetheless, I am there and still active. I may discuss new products if I feel my readers...uhm, that's YOU, are interested. So, if you've gotten this far and you care to learn more about it, send me a message.

Aside from that... I am in the midst of trying to lose my 80 pounds of baby fat. Ok,'s only 50 pounds NOW, but I gave birth and that was most of it. I've steadily gained, and gained since giving birth and now it's time to lose. My girlfriend, at my day job, REALLY wants to run a marathon next year.

A MARATHON???!?!?!?!?!

::sigh:: "ok. i'll do it with you." (What have I gotten myself in to?)

My personality waxes and wains.... sometimes I wonder if it's normal. My biggest pet peeves when I'm reading is the misuse of an apostrophe... like its vs it's, is it really THAT hard? Ok, i can understand the occasional typo where you type so fast you miss it. but if I read it misspelled perpetually, I am likely to either make a snide comment or just quit reading your blogs. It's not that hard, all you have to do is care just a little bit. I will admit, I am bad about commas. I want to use them EVERYWHERE. I've learned: when in doubt, leave them out. But they're so much fun.... Don't blast me for misspellings. Unlike the times when an apostrophe is necessary there are a plethora of words. And I just can't memorize them all, nor do I want to. I don't always have time to do a spell check.

I smell bar-b-q.......