Saturday, February 28, 2009

The last day of February!

Hello from Pleasant View, TN. It is a windy 39 degrees with snow in the forecast for this afternoon. I know yall enjoy my weather updates!!
I go to the dreaded workplace this evening, and I will be working for the next three days. I just have to make it through tonight and tomorrow night and then I will be working with an actual helper. I really hate calling it the dreaded workplace because I really do love my job. It is just a lot easier to love my job when I work with people who work as a team. I usually end up getting the short end of the stick when I work with my "weekend partner." I guess things could be worse though. We have been busy at work lately and that usually makes the time go by a lot quicker. :)
It has been a good week. I worked Tuesday and Wednesday, and we were as busy as a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. I had help though! Then, I was off on Thursday and Friday. Thursday, I went to a book meeting for a children's book that a group from my Sunday school is writing. It is about a strange, lovely little boy named Alfalfa Zucchini. He is basically very happy with his life and tells the reader about himself using clever alliterations with the alphabet. We will be meeting with the illustrator soon to start sketching out the pictures in our heads. Last night, I met up with some people from the Upper Room (Sunday school group) over at Matt's house. We had a movie/game night which ended up being more of a game night. A bunch of us played Pop Culture Trivial Pursuit and had a blast! I am pretty good at this version of Trivial Pursuit because I watch a lot of television, watch a lot of movies, and listen to a lot of music.
Today has started out as "Blast from the Past" day. I have been watching 90210 re-runs and listening to old Collective Soul and Cranberries' songs! I just love the Cranberries!! Ok, I need to go put clothes in the dryer, (yes Mama, I am washing clothes). I am sure the next update will come after I get done working the weekend. Hope everyone has all the blessings they can stand!! Love to all! :)

Monday, February 23, 2009


Good morning everyone! It is sunny and 29 degrees in Pleasant View this morning. I got 6 hours sleep last night and am thankful for those 6 hours because I took a nap yesterday afternoon for 6 hours!!!!!! I couldn't believe it... I guess people that work night shifts can't lay down to take short naps. I missed the Red Carpet and the first important award on the Oscar's. Thankfully, the rearranged the awards this year so I didn't miss anything really important. So....
The Oscar's.... I have already voted Anne Hathaway as best dressed. I thought her emotions during the nominee announcements by Shirley MacLaine were very beautiful, and I could tell how appreciative she was for the nomination. I haven't seen Rachel Getting Married yet, but it is in my Netflix queue. My worst dressed vote is a toss-up between Bridget Fonda and Melissa Leo, another Best Actress nominee. I was so glad that Heath Ledger got his posthumous Oscar for his performance in The Dark Knight... he was awesome; I couldn't take my eyes off of him anytime he was on-screen in that movie! I haven't seen most of the other movies that were nominated so I can't really say that one actor/actress deserved it more than another, except for Heath, of course. Slumdog Millionaire and Benjamin Button took home the most awards.
My weekend was a good one! Cara and I went to J. Alexander's before the theater on Saturday evening. I got Mr. Jack's Crispy Chicken, and she got the Prime Rib. This restaurant has an unusual way of stacking things up really high on the plates. We saw one appetizer plate of Onion Rings that had to be over a foot high. It makes for a really nice presentation! My chicken was very good, (I'm an expert on chicken fingers) but my fries were nothing to write home about. Cara obviously enjoyed her food because she joined the Clean Plate Club. After supper, it was off the Pajama Game at TPAC. The show was really cute! Our seats were in the Loge and were good seats for the price. The show lasted 2 and 1/2 hours, but you would never know that. It was a musical so all the singing and dancing kept me well entertained. We just weren't ready to throw in the towel after the show, so we decided to go to the Melting Pot for dessert. If you've never been, the Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant where you cook on your table and dip your food in delicious sauces. We did chocolate only. I chose the Smores chocolate, and Cara chose the Banana's Foster. Smores was my favorite. We both went home as happy girls and fell into chocolate comas as soon as our heads hit the pillow.
Sunday morning means worship in this house! I attend Madison church of Christ in Madison, TN, and I had an awesome Sunday. In Sunday school, we had a special announcement that one of the couples were expecting a baby. That makes 6 new babies on the list for this year! Worship was absolutely wonderful just like it always is. Brother Phil presented a great lesson on how the meek will inherit the earth. Heard a lot of AMENs!! After church, I went out to lunch with Cara, her parents, her brother Kyle, and Meredith. We ate at the Olive Garden, and I had my fav, Chicken Scampi. When I got home, the 6-hour nap commenced, and you know the rest!
Today, I need to go to Wal-Mart because my cupboards are bare. I also need to take off the garbage and do more laundry!! Fun! Tonight, I am going to a basketball game at church to support the guys in my Sunday school class, The Upper Room. Have a blessed day!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Hello to all who read this... which is no one!! Today is a beautiful chilled day in Pleasant View, TN! It is 51 degrees and sunny with a forecast for snow later on this afternoon. I am taking a break at the moment from full-on cleaning mode. My house is a WRECK!! You don't want to know the last time I cleaned!! I am hoping that I survive it. The reason I need to take a break at this point is because I just went up and down the stairs like 10 times to finally put away all of my CHRISTMAS decorations!! I just took down my tree... now that is ridiculous! I wish I could have a better attitude about cleaning.
Anyway, I am looking forward to going to TPAC tonight, which is the performance arts center in Nashville. Cara and I are going to see The Pajama Game. It looks really cute. The Pajama Game is about a pajama factory where the workers are coming closer and closer to strike. The two main characters are Babe, the complaint committee head and the new factory superintendent, Sid. It is a musical which I love!! I will let you know what I think. Before the show we are going to J. Alexander's for supper, (love it).
I am going to end this little update and put my full cleaning armor back on. Wish me luck! I hope everyone is having a great day!!