Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hair Wrecks

Cake Wrecks.

Have you heard of it?

People post pictures of horrible cakes that they see that have been made by professionals.

Some of my favorite posts show the inspiration for the cake vs. what they actually got.

I just received my third bad haircut IN A ROW.  And I'm thinking about starting my own website:
Hair Wrecks.

I will post my before hair, my inspiration photo, and my after hair.

What do you think?  Would anyone read it?  Do you think eventually I'd get enough people reading it who would send me pictures to post?

Is it a mean idea?

I won't post the name of the stylist.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Birthday Party

Lily got invited to a birthday party last Saturday.  I think she had fun.  She's really independent, so she didn't do a whole lot of playing with the other kids. But she did eat like 4 cookies!

I only took one picture:

They had the movie Frozen going on in the background, so that was fun. Lily really likes that movie.  They played some fun games, and had a yummy lunch. They also decorated little Minnie Mouse bows. Lily really enjoyed that. She loves "stickies!" (Stickers.)  They also had a Pinata, but I think Lily was confused by it.

I only knew one person there, which was really uncomfortable for me.  I do not do well when I'm surrounded by strangers. It's exhausting.

When I got home, I just wanted to snuggle with my doggies.  I sent Jessica this snap chat, which pretty much sums up my life after any social activity:

Bentley understands me. ♥

Happy Friday!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hilton Head Island

I have a little story for you.

I do not like my legs.

Well, actually, there are a lot of things I don't like about my body. But my legs are covered up the most.

How often do you see me in shorts?


In 7th grade I wore shorts to school and a boy told me my legs were "big" and "white."



I went to the beach.  And for the first time ever, in my LIFE (or that I can remember as a matured woman), I didn't cover up my bum with shorts.  I wore my swim suit bottom all by itself.

And nothing happened.

I know, crazy right?  Nothing happened!

Just kidding, actually, ocean waves pulled down my swim bottom several times, and lots of people got a full moon.  But I don't really care.  My butt and thighs weren't the ugliest ones on the beach.

But even if they were, it doesn't matter.  I'm SO done with being self conscious.  I'm SO done with worrying about what people think of my body.  I don't care.

Enjoy that full moon, random strangers on the beach!

In fact, here's a plumber's crack for the rest of ya'll.

And here are some more photos, for fun.

This beach though. Gorgeous!  The best beach I have ever been to in my entire life.

That's not saying much, because, well, this is probably the 5th beach I've been to in my life.

First time swimming in the ocean.

It is salty.

It is kind of scary.

Emilee got stung by a jellyfish.  Bad.  I was right next to her. It could have been any one of us.

What I really liked about this place was there there were two rinsing stations.  After you get off the beach, there is a walkway that helps you get the sand off your feet.  Then you come to the first rinsing station.  It's just for your feet.

Then a little ways farther, there are taller showers for your whole body.  They do a really good job of keeping the sand away, so you can actually be sand free by the time you get to your car.  It's magic!

We had a lot of fun.  I can't wait to go back.  Definitely worth a 6 hour drive.

Unpopular Opinion: Pumpkin

"Unpopular Opinion" title stolen from Janeal.  Hope you don't mind!

If I could edit this E card, I would replace the word "yourself" with the words "your BARF."

That is all.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


My existence is rather boring and meaningless right now, but, I'm in a writing mood.

I have a mullet.  Pixies do not grow out cute, and not having a reliable hairdresser makes for some super ugly hair days.

I mean, really ugly.

Work has not been as bad as I was expecting.  Either we at Datawise are awesome, or, it's just not as busy as 2012 was.

The fact that I'm not currently nursing a baby probably helps.  2012 nearly killed me.

But here is my view when I get off work:

Do you remember my friend, Jill?

She had a terrible tragedy befall her family a couple weeks ago.  She suddenly lost her dear husband due to an aneurysm.  I still cry for her.  And their babies.  They have two daughters in nursery.

I can't imagine.

This has really made me contemplate life in general, how fragile it is. How you never know when your time is up.

I texted each member of my family that night, telling them I love them.

The funeral was really hard.  It was hard to see Jill.  I didn't even know what to say to her. What would I want someone to say to me?  I wouldn't. I wouldn't want anyone to talk to me.  So, thinking about this, I just hugged her.  That's all I could do.

The Whites are a beautiful, loving, giving family. They have many friends because they are wonderful people.  Jim will be, and is, missed dearly.  Jim is a very kind person. He is very talkative and friendly.  He reminds me of Lance's dad, Jerry.  I bet they could be great friends.

I decided that when someone passes away, I don't want to speak of them in the past tense.  It's not like they don't exist anymore. It's not like they no longer possess the qualities they had in the mortal life.

All this has made me think about my own funeral.  I came to the conclusion that no one would have anything nice to say.

Exhibit A: I don't have many friends. Probably because I'm not a nice person.

I think I'm just unintentionally offensive.

Either way, my funeral will be mighty lonely for Lance. So if you don't like me, at least be there for him.

Lance ran his first 5K this past weekend.

He had fun.  It was so hot outside you couldn't tell the difference between those about to run, and those just finished.

Lily was so sweaty!!

Well, that's all I've got.