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{April 28, 2010}   Polka Dot Bikini

OK so this is a lessons learned post and passing on knowledge so it doesn’t happen to ya’ll .. Might have TMI in it but I don’t want it happening to you!

Laser Hair removal rocks- I was on my 9th treatment. Now the lighter the skin you have the better it works- and I’m a sucker for the sun and tanning so I tried hard in the beginning to stay light but it just didn’t work. So they can use a lower power lazer for darker skin. Well I had been to Orlando for a week so I rescheduled my treatment for a week out because it is not good to have been in the sun before or after a treatment. Well brilliant me forgot I had gone to the tanning bed the day before my treatment! If I would have told her that this could have all been avoided. Now I have a million crop circle burns across the top of my area. First it just burned like crap and I put alot of lotion stuff on it and now some are healing and some are  peeling!!! So I will have circles either way.. NICE. Maybe I can use fake tanner or lighten the rest or something.  So lesson always tell them if you have been in the sun- I would have much rather they used the lesser laser than have this happen to me! 😦 😦 😦



I am so going to an awesome line up of concerts this week at the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil in Birmingham, Al ! Fuel, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Seether, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman, and some others. Now all  I need is a babysitter 😦 I’m going no matter what though!


On a running note I kicked “trail” this weekend.. hehe  On friday my friend Christie and I ran the trail at work. We did 7 miles. It was alright. I started out too quick 8:45 and so after about 2.5 miles my right shoulder was cramping like it got air in it. So I slowed down a bit- I also wasn’t carrying water and it was warm out. So at the turn around 3.5miles I stopped for a bit to listen to a song Christie wanted me to hear and get the cramp out.  The way back I picked up the pace at a mile to go- that is until Christie pointed out a large snake curled up in the tree beside us! I HATE snakes!!! Stemming from the time I was sitting a few feet from a rattler I don’t care if they are poisonous or not.  Anyways we finished the 7 in 1hour and 10min. Not counting the break at 3.5 and a water fountain stop.

On Sun I went for a 4mile run on the greenway and was feeling great! 

I got some great split times too! Mile 1-8:55 , 2- 17.55, 3- 27.15, 4 – 36:18.

Probably was my fastest 4miler to date!

So that was my weekend- relaxed and read some books. Went with two of my friends and their kids to Panoply (an Arts festival) Kinda got there too late to do much but watched LAME fireworks. Even the kids didn’t like them- that’s bad.


{April 20, 2010}   Running Recap

Yesterday afternoon I went for a run on the Greenway. 4 miles.

Mile 1- Under 9 min

Mile 2- 17min and some odd sec (for both miles not one)

Mile 3- screwed up the phone and it didn’t time it 😦

Mile 4 – 9:15. Restarted timer- so my guess is under 37 min for the 4 miles. YAY total PR!

It made me happy to know I am getting faster- hated always being the slowest. Of course I am the shortest too though 🙂 Can’t wait for the next 5k to see what I can get on a race day.


{April 18, 2010}   Spring Cleaning

I am no Domestic Goddess- I proved it yet again this morning trying to iron a shirt before church. I don’t even know how I did it but I burned my hand. Someone pointed out that it looked like a heart- I thought that was cool. So I took a picture. 🙂 Do you see it??

Anyways its about that time to swap all my clothes and shoes from winter to summer. I had practically made a disaster getting clothes to go to Disney so it was due time to clean the mess up and swap everything out. No small task but I put my cleaning music on(have to have that) and I owned it 😉

Song playing now: Missing you by BlackEyed Peas (Love the new album to clean/run to!)

I’m posting before and after pics.. though I probably shouldn’t air out my “dirty laundry” lol. corny I know.

You don’t even want to see the floor with the shoes…..

Ok Drumroll…. after:

Organized by color.

Found some interesting things- Got a whole bag for giveaway. Have one item that I need some help on. I got this belt YEARS ago in Gatlinburg- should I keep it?? 🙂 I’d hate to get rid of it though I never wear it (heck I never even wear a seat belt anyways) but it’s cute- Maybe Jaylin would want it someday.

So that was my day… I am going to take Jaylin to play tennis and then get a short run in with my friend and then its Monday again…  See ya!


{April 18, 2010}   two four six eight!

So I finally got out there and did a long run this week. Yesterday after work I got a 4 miler in on the treadmill in 37:45 and then work up this morning and went running around 7:30am! Shocker – but I was up so figured what the heck. Drove to my local Greenway Trail which is 2 miles out and back. Started out at a decent pace 9:10 , finished the 4 miles in 37:40 and then took a min or two break to go to the car for some water and more gum and then started back out for the next 4 miles. I was alittle slower at around 10min miles and by mile 7 my hip was hurting some. I finished that 4 in 40:50. So over all not too bad.

After a shower and some resting(setting up my awesome new Ipod I won from Kayte’s Giveaway) I cleaned out my whole car. It looks beautiful except the outside 😦 gotten some quotes to fix it but haven’t heard from the other insurance people yet. Funny thing was I was at target shopping and when I got home I noticed that someone had put bandaid magnets on my car. Boo Boo Magnets. I thought it was a cute marketing technique but there is no way a magnet is going to cover that damage!

So final thing of the day is me trying to cook dinner. FAIL as always. I just am not cut out to be in the kitchen. I was trying to cut squash to go with my frozen lobster raviolies that I picked up at target and cut my finger. 😦 boo. That will be my last try for awhile..

I’m heading back to my book and glass of wine for the remainder of the night. Adios


{April 16, 2010}   Bee Happy

It’s Friday! Though I have no interesting plans for the weekend… I am going to try to run 8 tomorrow I think even though I haven’t run all week hardly! Slacker I know. I am trying to talk myself into going to the gym at lunch since I haven’t done anything in two days. I’ll let you know how that goes.

Next weekend is the Country Music Marathon and I am bummed that I am not going. That was my first 1/2 two years ago and it would be cool to do it three years in a row. My original thinking was replacing it with the Princess one(which was Amazing!) but now I still want to do it. A friend of mine might skip out on it. How much luck has anyone had picking up someone else’s packet?? I don’t know if I would be ready to run it, unless I could push out a good 10 this weekend.  So we’ll see- 1. if she doesn’t do it, and 2. if I could get her packet, or 3. I just sign up last min and go with her.

Something  I am excited about the new Stookie Stackhouse book coming out in May. I never thought I would like Vampire stuff- like it took forever for my friends to convince me to read the Twilight series. Of course I loved them and my friend suggested the Stookie Stackhouse ones which are the basis for the HBO series True Blood. Now they are nothing like Twilight’s inncoence of highschool days. I actually have only watched one of the shows and I hear it doesn’t exactly follow the books but I liked the books- just beware if your looking for wholesome Twilight type novels… not the same.

  What I am listening to now: Pandora Incubus Station. “Morning View”

So (yes Katye I know I start too many paragraphs with so!) what are some things/questions you would like to know about me?? Leave a comment and I will answer them in future posts.

Well the gym lost out. Off in a few min to eat Indian food for lunch. YUM. Maybe I can sneak off to the gym before I leave.

Have a great weekend everyone!! Check out Courtney’s Blog and Grace’s for recent giveaways!


{April 15, 2010}   Over the hump

For wednesday my new fav show is Human Target, It’s kind of like mini Bond series of something like that. Mark Valley is a hired killer turned person body gaurd.  Pretty cool storylines- lots of action and he’s not that bad to look at either. 🙂

This week I finished my 2nd pair of shoes. The first pair turned out great(at least I think so) the 2nd pair not so much, but oh well. I do have a request for a blue pair with clouds! Any other cool ideas??

Had to throw a bee in there 🙂

When I saw this I thought it was great! I loved Ms Pac Man growing up! It’s sold out though at modcloth.com. They have so many cute and unique necklaces and clothes.

This pic was from the hotel across from ours- I just had to get a pic with it 🙂

Workout: Had a decent workout yesterday- Did a 8:22 mile on the treadmill along with some crossfit stuff. Had to get quotes for my car today so I didn’t go at lunch.. Maybe I’ll break out the 30dayshred video tonight. Well on to folding clothes and getting stuff ready for tomorrow. Sorry not too much going on. TTYL


{April 13, 2010}   And We Have a Winner!

Yay so the winner of my first giveaway is Bobbie! She was the 35th post. Send me your info! And thanks to Katye for the giveaway goods!!!

True Random Number Generator Min: 1  Max: 45  Result: 35

Good luck to everyone else next time!  


{April 12, 2010}   Disney Recap

So on Sat afternoon we packed the car and headed to Atl on the way to Orland0. We stayed at my husband’s friends house and after a great Easter breakfast(and scrambling to get Jaylin’s Easter basket together) we headed out to Orlando. 5 thousand toll roads later and stopping to ask for directions(which totally ruined the surprise for Jaylin when we had to ask how in the world to get to Disney World) we pulled into the PopCentry Resort.  Hotel Review: For the price it was great- But lacked any extras. No fridge, micro, coffee pot, internet. All was extra and I don’t even think you could get a micro or coffee pot. But it was clean and totally works as a place to sleep! This was the view from the pool- all of the hotel blocks, ie 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s had different themes and stuff on the buildings. Ours was the 70’s and had big 8 Tracks on the side and mood rings on the bldg..

So monday josh headed off to the conference and me and Jaylin headed to the pool! We stayed out there most all day till Josh came back and we went shopping at Downtown Disney.

Downtown Disney: Check out the shoes I painted- Like Honeycombs.. I of course threw a bee on there. Will post better pics later at home.

So Tue was a repeat of the pool and then Epcot. I enjoyed checking out the countries and wished I had more time to shop around at some of the stores. We forgot Jaylin’s stroller and it was getting late and no nap so she was wanted to be carried… but she had fun and we waited around for the fireworks at 9 which were pretty cool.

Wed was magic kingdom- Josh still had to work so I met up with some friends and their kids(she was there for the conference too) around 1:30 and Josh finally caught up at about 5:30. We stayed till almost midnight watching the parade/fireworks and squeezing in a few more rides. Jaylin loved it and it was a good day(totally remembered the stroller!) No Ariel though 😦 the line was at an hour and steadily increasing when we went by and we were starving. SO maybe next time!

So Thurs was rest day and more pool- We also went back to the downtown disney so Jaylin could make a buildadino at the T-REX place and we ate lunch there. At night we met up with my friend again and had dinner at Bahama Breeze- Great food TERRIBLE service. I think something went wrong with almost everyone’s order. including dropping the kids macaroni and cheese on the floor when they were starving!! fun stuff..

Friday we packed the car and then headed to Animal Kingdom where we did the Safari and a few other rides/animal walks. Jaylin enjoyed that and I got to ride the Everest ride with out a wait!! I was in line and a couple walked by and gave out their fast pass and it was for right then. And I rode in the front seat! Yay! Not like the most thrilling ride but still fun. She saw Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Pluto, Goofy, and Daisy.

So we left Animal Kingdom at about 2 Eastern and got home at about 1:30am central! It was a trek but Josh had to turn around and leave for another trip sun morning so we needed to be home.

In all great trip and look forward to the next time! I know today is GIVEAWAY day so when I get home tonight I will draw and post the winner. So last chance to get some entries!

ps. Even though I brought all my stuff I didn’t run once! But I did get a good 6miler in on Sat 1hr 3min.


{April 12, 2010}   I’m back!

So Disney was great, I think I got at least 3 shades darker. Which I also mowed the yard, layed out, weeded, and painted shoes outside today so I’m exhausted as well as 30 min shred video. This won’t be much of a post, just letting you know I’m back and leave you with a few pictures. I’ll post more tomorrow.

So back to work and the real world tomorrow! Had a great relaxing time though. Does walking for hours on end count towards my miles goal??? I could mapmyrun it and get the milage 🙂


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