Sunday, March 31, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up

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I totally overslept this morning!  I had a hair appointment at 9 and at 9:10 I heard my phone go off...a text from Sonja wondering where I'm at!?!?!?!?!  I felt horrible!!  I know how busy she is!  My phone had died the night before, when I plugged it in and it came back on, I didn't check my alarm....BIG MISTAKE!  All well, it was a total accident and she was still able to squeeze me in that day for a color and then I'm going back this Thursday so she can trim it!  She's the best!!
After that mess of a morning, I packed up my car and headed to E'ville.  I got home and talked to my mom for a while then we all went to Roca Bar to eat!  The pizza there is so good and I may or may not have eaten way too much!!!  We came back to the house and I left to go visit with my older sister at her house.  We went to Target and shopped around.  I love their big!!  We then went back to her house and hung out till way too late and then I finally headed back to my parents house to crash.
I got up and made my dish for Easter (Strawberry Pretzel Salad...YUM) then decided that I would do my couch to 5k run outside.....oh was that a horrible idea!!  It was the worst time running I had ever had!  Running on the treadmill has spoiled me I guess, hopefully I'm just not good enough at running yet.  I have less than 4 weeks now before the Color Run so I'm gonna hit it hard and hopefully actually be able to run most of it.  It will be my first 5k so hopefully!!  My sister Lindsay got there and we talked for a little bit then had to get ready for our friend Lindsey's wedding.
Lindsay & I before leaving 
Ashlee, Becca, Stephanie, Danielle, Me & Lindsay 
Can't believe their wedding was over 5 months ago! 
Love her!! 
Mr. & Mrs. Jackson 
Lindsey was such a beautiful bride! 

These little people were the cutest!!  He followed her around all night long and he pulled her on the dance floor to dance to a slow song.  She was not smiling or looking at him at all but he was smiling ear to ear and winking at his parents!!  Everybody was taking pictures and watching!!  It was the cutest thing!!  We all danced the rest of the night and had a blast!!
We all got up and got ready to go to my grandparents house for Easter.  My sister and nieces came over to get Easter baskets from us.  We all got there at the same time!!  Lunch was so good and my strawberry pretzel salad was a hit!!  We walked down to our cousins house just like we used to when we were little!!

The sun was a little bright!!
I hadn't been home since Christmas, so I was so happy to be home but then for it to be such a fantastic weekend on top of it....that was great!!  Now, I'm home to get ready for my work week, doing laundry and getting caught up on some shows I've missed. 
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and weekend!! 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Saw it, Pinned it, Did it

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.
Linking up with Stephanie & Katie

This is the original pin I used for my project!
 Pinned Image
 And here is my version!! 
I love it!!!

It was really easy to do and I actually showed several of my co-workers how to do it!  I've gotten a couple of texts showing me their braided scarves!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up

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I was up early to do what I always do on Fridays and meet Niki out to shop!  We had a limited amount of time and a long list to accomplish.  I had CPR that evening.  It was in a really small room and there were 11 of us all on the floor giving our mannequins CPR....not fun!  I swear my palm was bruised from pushing so hard because the instructor kept telling me I wasn't going down the full 2 inches!  HA!!!  At least I'm good for 2 years now!  I came home and hung my new clock above my TV.  My mom was here to visit for 2 days and I will have to recap that in a whole different post because I need to take pictures of everything we did!  Love you Mom {{hugs}}

I got up and had a nail appointment early then went to get a spray tan!!  This salon just got a new spray tanning system and it was amazing!!!  I got a gorgeous color and can't wait to get another one before a wedding this weekend!  After that, I went to my BFF's house to hang out and get ready for a Bachelorette Party that night.
The Bride
Niki & I
Me, Niki & Charleen

We were decked out in boas, beads and feathery masks!!  It was so fun!!

They were all in these gigantic heels and their feet were killing them, this was at the end of the night!
After the limo dropped us off back at our cars, we made a little stop by taco bell and then were all on our way home.  It was such a fun night and I can't wait for their wedding next month!!
I spent most of the day sleeping then it was time to get ready for work.  I worked all night and will do for the next 3 days!! 
I'm so excited for next weekend because I'm finally going home!  I haven't been home since Christmas.  A good friend is getting married then it's Easter with the family.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Linking up with Ady, Julia & Jennifer
My BFF and I celebrating New Years '06!!
Well it was the end of 2006 going into 2007, so is it New Years '06 or New Years '07...I can't ever decide which one it is!?!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up

Niki and I had plans to go to Paducah to shop today so I got up super early and headed down to her house so we could get the maximum shopping time in!  She had a list and we conquered it!!  I had a free panty coupon for Victoria's Secret so of course I got that and couldn't pass up using the $10 off a bra coupon had matching panties!!  Love a good matching set!!  I worked there while in college so I've been a little obsessed with matching since then!  We ate at Chick-Fil-A in the mall and then went to ColdStone Creamery.  Niki had never been there and had gotten a gift card for Christmas.  She got some chocolate peanut butter kind and I got mint brownie chip something and it was AMAZING!!!  It was a fun day!
I had to work at 4 that afternoon at the restaurant.  I hung out with some friends after that.  One of them bought a new house so he had people over.  I didn't take a single picture of all of us.  It was supposed to be a St. Patty's day party  and of course my cute hat I had was at home and I didn't want to drive back to get it.  All well, I'll keep it for next year.
We made plans last night to go eat at BWW's this afternoon and watch the IU ball game.  I haven't gotten to watch very many of the games and I probably shouldn't have watched this one because they lost.  I ran to get some groceries and do a little bit of shopping.  Dillard's had some sales and I tried on some dresses for the 2 weddings I have this spring but unfortunately didn't find anything I liked.  I did finally find the BabyLips chapstick. 
I came home and watched LOST.  I had really wanted to go out but that didn't happen.  All well, maybe next weekend! Oh....I found these this weekend at good!!!
I met my friend Lacy and her family for lunch in Paducah.  We went to Olive Garden and it was so good.  I hadn't eaten there in a while.  We hung out at there house for a while and caught each other up on what's been going on in our lives.  It rained cats and dogs the whole day, the drive to and from was awful!  I've had new windshield wipers in my trunk for a couple of months now and still haven't gotten them put on yet.  I tried to do it myself when I bought them but that was a complete fail. HA!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social
Linking up with Neely & Ashley

1. Favorite thing to do on a rainy day?  SLEEP!!!  It's the best sleeping weather!
2. Favorite thing to do on a Summer weekend?  Sitting outside hanging out with friends, having a cookout, swimming/laying out during the day, going to the wineries, celebrating my birthday!
3. Favorite Spring accessory?  Scarf and sunglasses!
4. Favorite way to spend a Winter day?  Snuggled up on the couch watching a movie or reading a book and drinking good coffee!
5. What is your favorite season and why?  SUMMER!!  My birthday and no school and swimming and more daylight!  Love it!!
6. Best birthday you ever had?  My most recent, my 30th, because my sisters and best friends had a surprise party for me!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up

So I slept like crap because all I thought about was what was going to be going on this afternoon.  I got up and got ready for my nail appointment.  I didn't take a picture of them, but I do the shellac and I got Gossip Girl.  It's pink pink pink and I love it!!  I met Niki out shopping and found Baby Ryker some of the cutest stuff!!  Check out these hats!!

He was loving it!!
Mr. Man!!
We did a little bit of shopping for ourselves then it was time for my appointment.  I was so nervous!  The receptionist was cracking up at me!  I am a nurse so that means I am not a good patient.  I went right back to the room and my nurse was sooo nice.  She talked me down a little bit from my freaking out and then the Dr. came in.  He was amazing!!  I can't say enough good things about him!  He came in and introduced himself to me and sat down to talk to me about what his plan was.  He looked at the spot and said it was a lot smaller than what he thought.  Instead of having to cut it out, he was able to scrape it off and cauterize it.  I know that sounds bad.  It wasn't at all!!  The nurse numbed me up before hand and that was probably the worst part!  Lidocaine stings at first when it is first injected but then it's fine.  It took her a while to numb it up because she had to go around the whole thing.  I felt a lot more relaxed after talking to the Dr. but was still talking her leg off.  We figured out that I was her nurse when she had her second baby!  She asked me where I worked and said she thought I looked familiar when I walked in.  I love my job!!  It was over in no time at all and I was so relieved.  I was so worried how I was going to feel afterward and now that was completely gone!  We even went and did a little more shopping!!  After that we went to Niki's parents house to get the boys and then went on to her house.  We ate dinner and hung out then Niki and I watched Breaking Dawn part 2!!  It was so good, even though I about had a heart attack at the end when the fight broke out!  I headed home and slept like a rock!
I slept great!!  I woke up and then got ready to work at the restaurant for a few hours.  They were slow but I still ended up making good money.  I came home and started watching LOST!  And I am so addicted already!!  It pretty much consumed the rest of my weekend!
Yep, I woke up and it was rainy and cold so I preceded to watch more LOST and then the normal Sunday night shows.  Definitely not a productive weekend but a nice relaxing one!!  I mean we can't all have such fabulous weekends like Stephanie, Katie, Shalyn and Kristen....go check them out!!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Miscellany Monday

miscellany monday at lowercase letters
Linking up with Carissa at lowercase letters for Miscellany Monday
one This "spring forward" time change is a little rough.  Yes, it's nice to have it stay light longer, but getting up is kinda hard.
two Easter is early this year, isn't it?
three I watched way to much tv on Sunday.  It rained all day, I couldn't find the energy to do anything else. 
four At least I finished the laundry I started the night before.
five St. Patty's day is gonna be celebrated on Saturday night, hopefully I can get some friends to go out!
six I have got to quit eating just because I'm bored.  It's getting pretty ridiculous.
seven LOST has me totally sucked in!
eight I am so ready for warm weather, maybe that will be my kick in the butt that I need to get motivated to get to the gym!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social
Linking up with Neely and Ashley!!
1.  What is one movie you are terrified to watch?  Usually anything scary lately!  Living alone, I just can't get past the fact that it's fake and I freak myself out!
2.  What is one tv show you have always wanted to get into but haven't yet?  LOST, but I just started watching it last night.
3.  What is one daring activity on your bucket list?  I haven't made an actual bucket list yet, but I would say go on a vacation alone
4.  Would you ever travel alone?  HA!!  See above!!
5.  What activities do you like to do alone?  Shop because I like to look at everything and then usually go back to look at stuff again!  I like to shop with friends too!  I do almost everything alone, so I guess, everything! 

Next Weeks Questions:
1. Favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
2. Favorite thing to do on a Summer weekend?
3. Favorite Spring accessory?
4. Favorite way to spend a Winter day?
5. What is your favorite season and why?
6. Best birthday you ever had?

Friday, March 8, 2013

The one where I find out I have skin cancer

I always knew this day would come.
I was born with red hair and I've been covered in freckles for as long as I can remember.  I would almost always get burned any time I would go swimming or play outside all day.  As I grew up, that didn't change much. 
When I moved to college I started going to the tanning bed regularly, like year around.  I would burn the first couple of time after only laying a few minutes but eventually it would turn tan.  Well, at least as tan as I could be.  I would go through spurts where I would try to give up the tanning bed and use sunless tanner or get spray tans when they came out.  It never lasted very long and I would end up going back to the tanning bed.  I always knew it wasn't good for me but I did it anyway. 
Fast forward to 2 weeks ago.  I was at work and one of the girls said her grandma was diagnosed with melanoma.  She happened to have a picture of the spot on her leg and she showed it to me.  I had a spot that looked just like that on my side, right on my rib cage.  I called the dermatologist the next day, on Wednesday and made an appointment for Thursday.  I went on Thursday to have the spot looked at and also some spots on my chest.  I saw the PA and she immediately said the spots on my chest was Actinic Keratoses.  She counted 19 spots on my chest!!  Yeah, 19!  Once again, I'm not surprised.  The plan is to treat those with Solaraze gel but I have to wait till the end of the month to start.  I just stopped going to the tanning bed about a week before my appointment because I had worked the 5 days before and hadn't gone.  She said that I would need to be back to my natural color (pale pale pale) so my skin wouldn't be anymore discolored.  She then looked at the spot on my ribcage and said she wanted to biopsy it. 
A week later, I got a phone call from the office. The results from my biopsy were in and it was basal cell carcinoma.  She went ahead and scheduled my surgery date to have it removed.  That day is today.  I answered my pre-op questions and she told me she would call in my antibiotic ointment that I would need to put on my stitches for 2 weeks.  Yeah, they have to stay in for two weeks! 
I'd be lying if I didn't say I was nervous, not of the actual skin cancer but of the days afterwards.  I don't think I deal with pain well.  I'm worried about sleeping, drying my hair, working.  I'm off the weekend so that helps.  Hopefully, I'm making it out to be more than what it will actually be.  My best friend is going to go with me so I don't have to go by myself. 
I'm ready for it to be done and over with.
I have to embrace my paleness for the rest of the month but after that it will be sunless tanner and spray tans!!  #skincancerisnojoke

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up

Oh this is very late but I'm doing it anyway.  On Friday I didn't do much during the day but of course, went that night to hang out with my BFF because that is what Friday nights consist of!  We hung out and talked and played with the baby.  It was a good night!

I was off from both jobs all weekend so I had a lot of time to get stuff done.  I was lazy thought and didn't make it to the other reason besides being lazy.  I have got to get with it!!  Some friends were all getting together that night to play cards.  I actually played a little and won once!!  We hung out for a long while then when I went home I got pulled over.  Lucky me, I just got a warning, not that I should have been pulled over in the first place.  I'm sure the cop thought I was either drunk or out past my curfew!  HA!!

I got up and got ready for a date a friend of mine set me up with.  We had a nice time but it was not a love connection.  I came home and cleaned up some and then watched some more Downton Abbey.  I'm loving that show!!

Stop & Smell the Roses {Week 32}

Stop and Smell the Roses
March vlog is up!!
I'm linking up again with Mandy!!

You can get the Old Navy sweater here
Said date....not a love connection  #ontothenextone