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The Hot Mess Life

May 18, 2011

Growing Pains

Now that I am in my 30's, I should feel like an adult right, but I don't.

I have never felt like a "grown-up", more importantly, I don't want to grow up!

Although, recent events have transpired which have made me very aware of the fact that I am not that young anymore.

1.  Dry Cleaning - I'm not sure why taking dry cleaning makes me feel grown up.  Maybe it means that I have grown up clothes that need to be taken care of, instead of $10 shirts and dresses from Forever 21.

2.  Going shopping and most of your purchases are made with work clothes in mind.  Second thought, when most of the clothes in your closet are work clothes.

3.  Vocabulary - Not using the word "like" 5 times in a sentence.  Falling behind on the latest slang and feeling silly when trying to use any of the "it" phrases.  So fly like a G6.  See, can't do it.

FYI, these kids are 1000% cooler than I am.
4.  Music/Movies/Books - Not being able to say catch phrases from awesome movies because no one gets it.  Actually reading books to learn something on your own, not just for a class.  Realizing all your favorite songs are on a radio station whose slogan is, "Bringing back the music you love."

6.  Buying night cream and eye cream out of need, not prevention. 

7.  Realizing someone born in 1993 is 18.  Also having a style of clothes you wore growing up coming back in style.

8.  Calling college students "kids".  This one really makes me want to cry.

9.  Making sure you go to bed at a reasonable hour, even during vacation so you don't mess up your sleep schedule. 

10.  Going out to a friends party Friday night and still feeling the effects Monday morning.

Again, not sure if I will ever feel like I have grown up, but if i do, I hope I age gracefully.

May 11, 2011

Songs I'm Lovin'

Well the spring storm season is upon us here in the great Midwest.  With the onset of tonight's thunderstorms, I am listing some of the songs that I love listening to during the storms. 

Duffy - Syrup & Honey (dedicated to my honey)

Awolnation - Sail

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Paris

Seether - Country Song

Paloma Faith - New York

Bruno Mars - Lazy Song - 'cause sometimes you just gotta be lazy.

Phoenix - Lasso

Adele - Ok, I have both of Adele's albums on constant play.  This is one of my favorites.  "Take It All"

What are your favorites?

Crazy Times!

Gah!  These past two weeks have been insane to say the least!

Last week I was out most of the week due to an ugly thing called strep throat.  OMG!  It was horrible, never had it before and never want it again!  I left work early on Tuesday and was out the rest of the week.  Knocked me on my tushy that's for sure!

Although I did learn a few things from having strep throat:

1.  It is possible to lose 5lbs in two days by eating nothing but chicken broth and ice cream.

2.  There is a point when you become so cold that your skin hurts.

3.  When the Dr. tells you to rest and stay in bed, you should probably do that.  Otherwise you might almost fall down the stairs carrying a load of laundry.

4.  My dogs can apparantly tell when I am sick.  They were basically glued to me the whole I week I was home.  I was in bed, they were in bed, I was in the kitchen, they were in the kitchen, I was in the bathroo...ok moving on.

5.  You can turn your room into a humidifier by just turning the shower to hot and letting it run for a few minutes.  Not gonna lie, but that felt really good. 

Sunday I was almost 100% and finally got a few things done around the house.  I was still not able to go see my moms for Mother's Day and I was so sad.  I miss my momma. 

Then one of my worst nightmares happened.  The back gate was open and my beloved Snoopy was not in the yard.  My heart dropped.  Flashbacks of when he was a puppy were running through my head.  You know, like a tv show montage with a Fray song playing in the background.

Five hours of driving, walking and emotional breakdowns ensued.  Thankfully husband put an ad on Craigslist and the local animal shelter called and said they had him.   Those words that sent me into another emotionally charged crying, sniveling and hysterical mess. Then seeing him at the shelter threw me into wails of joy.  Bottom line I was a hot mess on Sunday.  Worst 5 hours of my life.

He is back home now and the whole event hasn't even phased him, back home, doing what he does best.

After the week of sickness and Sunday of Doom, as I now refer to it, work has been crazy.  Trying to get caught up from last week and helping prepare for an event this Thursday, has left me feeling out of breathe.

I have also been out of whack with my running program for almost a week and a half, so I am hoping to get back to it today.  Hoping.  Really hoping.

Here's hoping for a better end to the week and a great weekend!

May 07, 2011

Extra! Extra! Drink all about it!

I am so excited!

Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's right folks, at participating Starbucks from 3-5 you can get a frappuccino 1/2 off!  Gah!!!!!  I must try and limit myself or I might just live at a Starbucks everyday from 3-5.

I swear I am so excited I may just have to pull a Britney.