Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Currently

This is a post that has been sitting in my "post lineup" for FOREVER!! Seriously, I had like 3 different drafts of this baby half done.  So when I saw this was part of the July challenge, I thought PERFECT! Here's my chance. 

So without further ado, I am currently:

Reading: Well the "Currently reading" sidebar I have says that I'm reading "Never Have I Ever" blah blah blah....long title.  But I've already finished it and haven't changed it.  To be honest I haven't really found a book that I've loved this summer.  So I've actually been re-reading some of my favorite books (cough HARRY POTTER cough).  I'm about to start another John Green book, "Paper Towns."  Hopefully it's as good as Fault in Our Stars.

Writing: This post and a budget for the rest of the summer. At least till I get my first paycheck at the new job!  Lemme tell you it SUCKS not getting a regular paycheck.  

Listening:  The TV, just finished watching The Real Housewives of New York Finale and now listening to What What Happens Live with the fabulous Andy Cohen.  I want his job.

Thinking: SO MANY THINGS!  But mostly that I have this sharp pain in my left side that won't go away.  It's weird.  Also I'm annoyed that my new school district hasn't called me to set up a date for me to come in and sign all my new paperwork.  

Smelling: Chinese food.  That what we ate for dinner last night as I was typing up this post.  I can also still smell the lotion I put on this morning.  It's a new smell from Bath and Bodyworks, Amber Blush. Smells delightful.

Wishing: That my nail polish would go on and look as smoothy and silky as it does when I get them done at a nail salon.  Also that money grew on trees.  Wouldn't that be just lovely.  Yes, yes it would.

Hoping: That this school year goes smoothly. New city, new school, new house.  Lots of new things.  I hope it goes the way I think it will in my head! 

Wearing: Basically what I've been wearing since Saturday.  Yoga pants and a grey fitted t-shirt.  Seriously I haven't gotten fully dressed since Friday.  I've changed from PJ type clothes to my swimsuit and back.  I've been wearing my glasses, haven't done my makeup, nor has my hair been dried and styled since then either.  




Wanting: A Vanilla Dr. Pepper from Sonic. Yum. And to watch Frozen.  I've had the songs "For the First Time in Forever" and "Do You Want To Build A Snowman" stuck in my head for days.
  
Loving: My family.  I've now been home for about 3 weeks and I can honestly say I've missed being around my parents and brother on a regular basis.  Our family has lots of fun together.  And seeing them 6 times in 3 years just isn't gonna cut it anymore. Missing Disney but still think I made the right decision in moving back.

Needing: A massage and a pedicure.  Mostly the pedicure.  Unfortunately this girl is on tight budget so any pedicure I get I'll be giving myself.  

Well I think this is going to have to be a monthly thing!  That was fun!  

To close here is a picture I took of Sadie Monday night, we were watching The Real Housewives of Orange County (yeah yeah I have a Real Housewives problem) and the season Finale of Ladies of London (which better be coming back for a season 2)



In case you're wondering, she's partly laying on me and partly on the side of the couch.  

Isn't she just the cutest!  Yes, I think she is! :) #crazycatlady

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday to the Little Prince

One year ago today I was not blogging.  So I never got to gush over a very special event that happened on this day last year.

I remember exactly where I was.

I was sitting in the DRC, which is the phone rooms at Disney World.  Part of my job with Guest Relations was to make dining reservations over the phone for guests.  Anywho, I was sitting in the DRC when I got an alert on my phone.  Upon reading said alert I jumped up and started squealing.  This caused everyone else in the DRC to jump and ask me what the hell what the matter.

"Prince William and Kate are in LABOR!!!! THE BABY IS COMING!"

Well that was all I could think about for the rest of the day.  I literally sat at my work computer and had the live feed that every single news station in the world was streaming.  I simply could not wait to hear whether or not the Duke and Duchess had had a girl or boy.  Will there be a new little prince or princess.

No one else in the DRC gave two shits and I'm pretty sure they were more entertained by my obnoxious reaction to the event then the actual event itself.

Obviously no work at all got done that afternoon.  I mean a royal baby was about to be born! How am I supposed to concentrate with all that excitement happening.

After many hours of waiting and staring at the Lindo Wing of St. Marys Hospital then announcement was finally made via official announcement and of course on the internet:


Yes, I snapped a picture of the announcement and immediately posted it on Instagram.

Then the next day we waited yet again for them to officially appear with their new little prince! And it was the cutest ever when they finally made their brief appearance before driving away with an extra little bundle of joy!


Now here we are one year later and little Prince George is 1 year old!

I've obviously followed every single minute that they have officially shared about the 2 future kings and future queen.  From their first official family photo, to his christening, and to their trip to New Zealand and Australia.

He is just the cutest!








HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY PRINCE GEORGE!!!

Now I need to have a baby girl in the next 2-3 years so she and George can meet and fall in love.  I mean they've already broken with tradition when William married a commoner, it's only fitting for George to marry and America!  RIGHT?  Right.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Grey's Anatomy Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations about Hospitals

So once again I'm joining up with the link up "Blog Everyday in July" but something tells me I'm going to be doing it wrong.  And by that I mean, the topic is "My Day in Gifs."  Yeah I'm not doing that.  I had another post planned for today so I"m combining the two.  Sorry if that's cheating.  (Ok I'm not that sorry!)

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I love Grey's Anatomy.  Like LOVE IT!  Season 11 is coming up and I am just as obsessed with it now as I was when I started watching it as a freshman in college.

Now I know some of you might be thinking...."ugghhh, Grey's Anatomy....that show isn't even realistic anymore...I mean come on...a shooting, a plane crash, a bomb in a guys stomach, it's sooo unrealistic."  But I don't care.  I love every single minute of what happens on that show.

But I will admit that I've seen so much Grey's that I just expect every hospital I go to, to be just like that.  Obviously there are going to be tons of hot doctors to look at, obviously there's going to be lots of action happening at all times, obviously I'm going to get an inside look at the dramatic lives of all the doctors in the ICU, and obviously one of said hot doctors is going to take one look at his patients granddaughter and fall madly in love with me.  I mean obviously.

Well shock of all shocks, people, Grey's Anatomy is NOTHING like real hospitals.  I know, it's depressing to think about.

In reality hospitals are depressing, the doctors are old and not very attractive (although some of the nurses are. MALE nurses obviously), the rooms are small, it smells weird, and I did not get any sort of drama between any of the doctors and nurses that I encountered.  It was highly disappointing and did fullfil any of my totally realistic expectations of hospitals.

So I guess I'm just gonna have to settle for Grey's re-runs on Lifetime, Season 11 coming in September, and the following Grey's Anatomy Gifs!


No intern group will ever compare to this one! 


Remember when Christina, George and Alex had a hot dog eating contest? Hilarious!





I can see why they call him McSteamy! :)







Oh how I miss Izzie and George.  




And probably my favorite of all time:



It should actually read "You wane be me but yo can't be me"

Great show.  Love it.

Now I'm gonna spend my Monday on the couch drinking tea and watching the Ladies of London marathon on Bravo in anticipation of the finale tonight! Woo Hoo!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Would You Rather.....

So it's Saturday night and I'm more concerned with the fact that my strictly indoor cat has figured out that my parents have a cat door in their room for their two cats, than I am with the fact that I'm sitting at home on a Saturday night blogging about my cat. Womp womp.    The thing is, not only has she found the cast door but she's figured out that she can actually get outside via said door.

This cat momma is paranoid that my sweet little baby will not be able to figure out that she can actually come back in the house.  I keep getting up and checking to see if she's still out there.  I'm really hoping she figures it out before I decide to head to bed so I'm not worrying about it all freaking night.

Anyway, today I making a Sunday appearance because I thought the next topic in the blog everyday in July challenge was fun!  Here we have:

WOULD YOU RATHER..........

1. Be blind or be deaf
Deaf.  !. I've always wanted to learn American Sign Language and this would give me the kick in the pants I need to actually learn (which sounds terrible, I should just start taking classes).  Plus I'd never be able to watch movies if I were blind, or look at pretty sunsets like this one again.  




2. Be taller than you are or shorter than you are
Hands down shorter.  I'm around 5'7/5'8 and always feel like a giant when I wear heals.  If I were 5'5 I would be able to wear heals and feel dainty.  At least that's what I picture in my head.

3. Be a teenager or a senior citizen for the rest of your life

Teenager....I've already lived through my teen years and it was not unsatisfactory at all, especially my college-teen years.  Is that a thing? Well it is now, cuz I just made it up.  If I could go back and do it again I would.  




4. Have no hands or no legs
No legs, from the knee down specifically.  Because then I could be like Amy Purdy and be completely inspiring and amazing on Dancing with the Stars.  If you no idea what I'm talking about please watch THIS  video and be AMAZED! SHE HAS NO LEGS, people! And look at what she can do!! UN-BE-LIE-VABLE!!!




5. Lose your front teeth or both eyebrows
Front teeth,  because I would be able to replace my current front teeth, which I am not 100% content with, with a brand new pair!  Also, I've already been without eyebrow.  In middle school, I may have gotten a little too tweezer happy.  Thus, why I rarely pluck my eyebrows now.  

6. Eat a worm or a cockroach

Worm, for sho.  I hate, loath and despise cockroaches.  Like seriously they are the WORST creatures in the whole world.  So are crickets.  BLEGH.  I get the Hebby Jebbies (no idea how to spell that) just typing the word out.


7. Spend a day in the Sahara or North Pole
North Pole.  There would be way more to look at.  Like cute little penguins and cuddly polar bears.  Now relax, I know polar bears are not cuddly at all  The Coca-Cola commercials are big fat liars.  But I prefer to be cold rather than hot. Especially when there is nothing help cool me off in the Sahara, like a pool or a lake or something. There's a whole lotta nada in the Sahara.  Except camels. 



8. Have a personal chef or a personal driver
CHEF!!!!!!!!!  obviously.  I get a bee in my bonnet to cook maybe twice a week.  The rest of the time I'm just too lazy and would love to have someone do it for me...all the time.  

9. Always have to whisper or always have to shout
Whisper.  Then I can be like the fish lip girl from Pitch Perfect.  



10. Can't taste or can't smell
I did a science project in elementary school that asked the question, "Can You Taste Without Smell?"  and ....well I actually have no idea what the outcome of the experiment was BUT I feel like the answer was no, you can't.  SO...based on that....I guess I would go with can't smell.  Wait what?  Yeah I'm confused too.  

11. Wipe with sandpaper or saran wrap
Saran wrap.  Sandpaper would hurt like hell. This question is gross.

12. Have Twitter shut down for a day or your blog disappear for a day
Have Twitter shut down for the day.  To be honest, I probably wouldn't even notice if that happened.  Save for the last Oscars when Ellen took that AMAZING selfie and actually DID shut down Twitter. For a little while at least.  But yeah, I don't use twitter save for when I share Instagram pictures.

This moment was epic! 

13. Text of your blog is screwed up or all the pictures you post on your blog are blurry
Nothing bothers me more than when the text is all screwy.  Usually because I HAVE NO FREAKING IDEA WHY IT HAPPENS! Sorry for yelling but jeez, come on blogger! So annoying.  And I feel like the pictures being blurry would be annoying to but less so.  So I'm gonna go with pictures.

14. Never be able to post another GIF or never be able to receive comments on your posts
I only just discovered the gloriousness that is the GIF. I mean I've seen them but I've only started to really appreciate them.  So I'm not 100% invested in them as am receiving comments from all you lovely peeps who read this here blog of mine. So I'm gonna go with Never be able to post another GIF.

15. Have a permanent wedgie or have the tag on your shirt constantly scratch your neck
Permanent wedgie....isn't that basically what thongs give you.  Yes, yes they do.


Well there ya have it!!

Allieology


Hope y'all have a great Sunday Funday!    Here's to hoping my cat is as smart as I think she is.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Oh Hey, Wednes....I mean Friday!!

It's Friday! Say what?  I swear my brain and body still think it's like Wednesday.  

SO...the other day I got a sweet comment on this post from Amy at The Farmers Wife.  She invited me to join in on her link up party Oh Hey, Friday!  Basically we share 5 things from the week about....whatever we want! So excuse me while I proceed to ramble just a tad on this fine Friday.




1. My parents and I have spent the entire week in the hospital with my grandmother.  Thus why I feel like it's Wednesday and not Friday.  Since Sunday, our days have been spent in the ICU and our nights have been spent in a nearby hotel.  Which has terrible coffee, terrible breakfast, but the most comfortable beds in the whole world.  Seriously I'm thinking about asking the front desk where they got them from so I can buy one for myself.  But I'm happy to report that my Grandmother is doing great and is going to be released from the hospital today!  She is a fighter!  Oh and be sure to come back Monday because you'll get to read a post entitled "Grey's Anatomy Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Hospitals".  It's gonna be epic! (I hope.)


Apparently, my grandmother LOVES those court TV shows and Little Women: LA. It's all she's wanted to watch while she's been in the hospital.


2. Speaking of Grey's Anatomy, ABC finally announced their fall premier schedule this week and I've already marked my favorites in my calendar!  Come on September! I'm ready for more Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, Dancing with the Stars and Once Upon A Time.  I think I may be a TV snob because I don't really watch any other shows on any other networks.  Well basic networks anyway, I can't get enough of Game of Thrones and Girls on HBO.  Any suggestions on shows on NBC or CBS that are great and I'm missing out on? Suggestions would be appreciated!


3.  This is my first summer off as a teacher and I have to say......it's freakin weird!  Don't get me wrong I love it. But at the same time I feel kinda bored and restless. For the last 2 years I've done nothing but work pretty much all year long with a few days off in a row here and there.  But this feels like I'm in college again living at home.  I need something to keep me busy.....like a boyfriend or something.  Yeah that will work.  


4.  My friend Jenny and I signed a lease on a house in Houston this week!  We can officially move in on July 28th, which is good because I may be taking a small trip to Houston around then to sign some paperwork for my new school and I can swing by and drop some stuff off.  I haven't officially announced that I got a job anywhere because I haven't signed a contract or anything.  I figure it's better to wait till its officially official before I make any big announcements.  You know....just in case!




5.  Yesterday the original Happiest Place on Earth celebrated its 59th anniversary!  Yes Disneyland turned the big 5-9.  A friend and I went to Disneyland in March and had a blast.  We only spent 2 full days there but it was great!  People always ask me which I prefer: Disneyland or Disney World....and I would say hangs down Disneyland.  Why?  I think it's because Disneyland is Walt's baby.  He actually walked the streets and put his heart and soul into that place.  And there is something very special about that to us Disney nerds....especially if you'v worked in Guest Relations.  Katie and I took a tour while we were there called "Walking in Walt's Footsteps" and I'd be lying if I said I didn't cry a little....ok a lot.  




See told ya I was gonna ramble!  

It's been a pretty boring/tiring week but I can't thank God enough for making sure my Grandmother got through this week long hospital stint!  There were a few other families in the ICU that weren't so lucky.  I'm happy to be able to say that she's going home tomorrow.  


Have a fantastic weekend friends! And be sure to go hug your Grandparents! :)
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Also linking up with Lauren for High 5 for Friday

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

5 Drafts Later...Here are 3 of My Favorite Blogs

I've literally sat down 5 different times to write this post and every time something has gone wrong.  I feel like it's a sign.  Of what? I have no idea.  But I am sick of re-writting this post.  Blogger.....you need to get your shit together.  And so does my MacBook.

Now I know it's already July 16th but I found this fun link up party where you have to blog everyday in July!  

Allieology

Today we're showcasing out 3 favorite blogs.  I've been doing this on and off for about 3 years and I've met some pretty awesome ladies.  A few (ok only 2, sorry I'm trying to make myself sound cooler than I actually am) I've actually become really good friends with.

First up we have Meg, from Everyday Meg,



Meg is one of my all time favorites!  She writes a mean outfit post, hilarious "anti-tutorials" and has even been showcased on Buzzfeed.  She lives in Houston, which is awesome because as of August 1 I will be living there as well.  Plus we both teach 8th grade, she is an English teacher and I will be teaching History.  I've had the pleasure of meeting Meg in person twice and we've stayed friends ever since!  She's sweet, funny, and had amazing fashion sense! :)


Next is Jessica from Glisten Fit,



Jessica has one of the coolest blogger stories!  I first met her when she was at Lovely Little Things.  She wrote about all kinds of fun stuff.  But then she turned her little ole lifestyle blog into a full fledged business.  It's an online personal training business called Glisten Fit.  She does personal training and even gives people fun free workout tips and healthy eating tips via the blog portion of her website and Instagram.  Not only that but she is one of the most genuine, caring, and southern girls you will ever meet!  While I lived in Florida I actually met Jessica a few times and even went to her wedding! It was gorgeous!  Jessica was one of the first bloggers that I actually connected with and I am so glad we're friends!



Lastly we have a blogger that I just recently started reading/following.  And by recently I mean in the last 3 days.  It's actually one of the hosts of the blog challenge.  

Juliette from The Other Juliette,



I may or may not have gone back through and read some of Juliette's archived posts after I first stumbled across her blog.  If you're reading this, sorry Juliette, I'm not a creeper I promise! :)  But she spells her name in a cool way, makes hilarious Mean Girls references, is from/lives in the same city as one of my best friends, and has embraced the single life/is okay with it.  Oh and she's hilarious, I found myself LOLing several times as I was reading her stuff. I am excited to keep following and reading along with her blog! 


And here are a couple others that I really enjoy and read on a daily basis!

Lauren from Aspiring Kennedy 
Whitney from Writing on a Whim
Ashley form Kinder Kronicles
Lauren from Lauren Elizabeth
Leslie from A Blonde Ambition

Yay! I finally made it through the post without it getting deleted.  So I'm gonna say ta-ta for now so it doesn't happen in the next 3 seconds! 

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Weekend that Went From Good to Not So Good

I fully intended to sit down after an amazing steak dinner that my Dad was going to cook us, and write a really great "here's what I did on my weekend and it was just perfect" post on Sunday night but then as I was driving to Sonic with my best friend early on Sunday afternoon, I got some not so fantastic news.

My grandmother is in the hospital.

She had a stroke in December and was here for about 3 weeks but recovered nicely and was sent home.  She had a small stint in the hospital for something called vertigo (which I'm still not sure what that is) 2 weeks ago.  Apparently its like a very severe case of motion sickness....anyway she was sent home, started doing some type of therapy that really helped and then the night before last she fell.

It was the middle of the night and I guess she was going to the bathroom and didn't use her walker and boom.......said fall resulted in a fractured back.  Needless to say she is in a lot of pain if she moves into a certain position.

So instead of eating steak, my parents and I jumped in the care and drove straight to Lubbock, Texas where she was airlifted.

I'm pleased to report though that she is doing great!  She had rough night last night, doctors were slightly worried about her breathing but she's been fully alert all day today.  Little forgetful here and there but hey she's like 75 and to be honest I can't even remember major specifics of my week last week. So there ya go.

She'll be back back surgery on either Wednesday or Thursday...so we'll staying at least until then.  Saving grace is that the hospital has free WI-FI (thank you technology) so I will hopefully pop out some posts later this week.

So that is mostly how I ended my weekend.  I started it with some babysitting, a friend of my mom's little girl.  We watched Frozen, colored and went on a treasure hunt.   Incidentally, watching Frozen (and Disney movies in general) is WAY more fun with a 4 year old.  She sang all the songs and when it was time for "Let It Go" she even got up and danced just like Elsa!  It was ADORABLE!



Then a trip to the ball park on Friday night happened.  My brother scored us some pretty sweet tickets to El Paso's brand new Triple A baseball teams home game.  They're called the El Paso Chihuahuas (yeah I laughed my you know what off when I heard that was their mascot).  We sat right behind the opposing teams dugout on the first base line.  It was the perfect evening for a little bit of family bonding.




Saturday was spent  with my best friend for a good old fashion dinner, movie, and sleepover.  We did a dinner and movie package and saw Jersey Boys.  Now I really need to see it on Broadway because I've heard that if you've seen it on Broadway the movie sucks.  Since that is not the case for me, I throughly enjoyed the movie!


Pretty eventful, huh!  I'm very grateful that my Grandmother is doing so well, she gave us a little bit of a scare when we first heard that she had taken a fall. So prayers that she continues to get better are definitely needed! : )