Thursday, July 30, 2009


I feel totally random right now. Here are a few "random" things going on in my mind:

Although I absolutely love rain, I'm a little saddened that there is a rain-delay for the Yankees game. Even if it stops in the next few minutes, I can't possibly stay up that late to watch it. My body demands sleep (and lots of it), preferably 9 hours but I can function reasonably well with 8 and somewhat get by on 7.

My meatloaf turned out really well.

Tonight we had a Kashi pizza. If you haven't tried them, THEY ARE FABULOUS! A third of the pizza is only 5 Weight Watchers points which means I can be really good during the day and eat the whole thing for supper - which I did NOT do tonight.

Because I wasn't good today. Mom called and I met her at Chili's and was really good by ordering a bowl of the Chicken Enchilada soup which was 6 points and then REALLY bad by ordering the bottomless chips and salsa and pretty much eating my weight in them.

I just can't understand Candy and Tori Spelling's relationship. What is up with Candy? Her granddaughter just turned 1 and she's never even seen her???

Wonder what the Housewives of New Jersey are up to these days?

I'm seriously thinking about doing The 30 Day Shred.

Jay is so cute.

Jay is so, so cute.

Better stop there... Love ya'll!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Meatloaf and the Yankees

OK, the meatloaf is in the oven. (Due to some craziness at work, I wasn't able to make it Monday night as planned.) I'm a little nervous for several reasons:

1. I used Extra Lean Ground Turkey instead of ground beef.
2. I refused to touch it with my hands and did all my mixing with a spoon.
3. I didn't have a shallow or loaf baking pan and am cooking it in a pyrex dish.

I'll let you know how it turns out.

In other news, the Yankees are on ESPN tonight (rock on) and they are in first place in the American League East right now. Woo hoo! FYI, Derek Jeter just hit a triple!

I wish I had something fun and witty to post about but I'm comin' up with nuthin. Catch ya later!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I think I just blushed...

Thanks to Courtney at A Day in the Life of a Housewife for this award! She gave me the sweetest shout-out and I REALLY appreciate it! Check out her blog, it's great!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Back to Real Life

Uggh, back to work after vacation. I'm pretty sure that all my work got magically done and my "stack" won't be overflowing. I can dream, right?

So here in Jill's Real Life, today will consist of getting to the gym at 5:30AM, work, cook meatloaf for supper (Yes, you read that right. I'm cooking meatloaf tonight for the first time EVER.), and with great anticipation - watching The Bacholerette.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Reality Check

Uhhh, I just had a little situation. Jay and I went down to one of the outside restaurants where we're staying to have lunch. It's really nice - shaded with a great breeze. Anyway, after we ate, I went over to the bar area to get us a couple of strawberry daiquiris. While the guy was making them, I got to thinking about how he didn't ask to see my ID.

Hmmm... so of course I have to say something. It went like this:

Me: (Flirty smile) I'm a little confused as to why you didn't ask to see my ID.

Bartender: (Odd look) Well...

Me: Surely you didn't think I was over 21???

Bartender: (Crazy laugh) I think I was blinded by the platinum highlights in your hair.

Looks like I just had a big ole reality check. I guess it hits everyone at some point.

Note to self: Go straight home and color my hair.

A Meme

Here's a meme from Sister's blog. If you decide to do it on yours, leave me a comment so I can come check it out!

1. Maybe I should be….using my time more wisely.
2. I love…naps.
3. People would say that I …..tell it like it is.
4. I don’t understand...why old men where shorts and black dress socks.
5. When I wake up in the morning…..I think how wonderful it would be to sleep for another couple of hours.
6. I lost… wedding ring last Thursday. I'm sad.
7. Life is full of……joy.
8. My past taught me….that everyone makes mistakes.
9. I get annoyed when…..people act like there better than others.
10. At a party I……usually have a great time but love it when it's time to go home.
11. I wish……the social worker would call Sister and say they have a baby girl.
12. Dogs……are the best pets ever .
13. Cats…..are pretty much worthless.
14. Tomorrow…..I'll wake up in my own bed!
15. I have a low tolerance for…..people who won't work.
16. If I had a million dollars…..I would buy Credex from my Dad.
17. I’m totally terrified of……getting stopped by a train at night.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Beach - Day 3

I was tapped out of beach stuff to write so Jay Baby volunteered to do a Guest Post! It's his first blog post ever so ya'll show him some love!

Another day at the beach! At first I was a bit upset Jill posted the fact we are gone out of town due to the high crime rate in Trussville, but I quickly got over it. We are due to be home soon and even though Jill would never admit it I know she is missing our babies (Callie and Sissy).

Today was another day full of a whole lot of nothing but it is SO fantastic to be away from my constantly ringing cell phone and the responsibilities of the usual work day. We made it to the beach around 930am or so and picked out a few beach chairs (umbrella included) down the beach a ways. Nothing out of the ordinary happened but I know Jill had her eyes peeled for another 'unclothed beach-goer' as we saw a few days before.

We made our way to the pool which is really quite nice. I heard some gals today talking about one of the pools being a 'mineral pool' and I had noticed it was a bit darker than the other pool right by it. Apparently it does your skin good or something if you spend time in it...we didn't bite!
Jill prepared dinner tonight (shocker, i know) as we have now eaten just about everything we bought when we went to the store on that first day we arrived. I have to highly recommend Portifino if you are ever planning a vacation at Pensacola Beach but request a room where you can see the beach. We have a pretty good view of...the Santa Rosa pass, which isn't all that bad but the beach would be a little better.

And now a little about me (Jill says I talk too much...I wonder if that translates to typing too?)... I'm waiting anxiously on our arrival home Friday because I am being delivered a motorcycle I purchased! It's an older model Honda (1985) and I can't wait to get my hands, and rear-end, on it Friday! It's been a long time coming and I haven't had a bike in about 5 years so I feel like there's been something missing from my life (bike riders would understand).

I could ramble on for hours about all types of stuff but Jill has already said, "doggone! you sure are typing alot!" That being said, I'd better sign off. I hope everyone enjoys Jills first 'guest post'!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Beach - Day 2

We had a great day but it feels good to be all settled in for the night. We got up this morning and went to see the Blue Angels practice. First of all, I was just blown away by the base in general. It's huge! The Blue Angels are absolutely amazing. If it hadn't been so blazing hot, I could have watched them all day.

Here's a short clip that Jay took.

And since I'm a huge sucker for a man in uniform (that's why I married one!), I couldn't pass up an opportunity to have my picture taken.

The rest of the day was spent laying out, reading and napping. It has been sooo relaxing. And if you're wondering, we didn't see any naked men on the beach today.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Beach - Day 1

For those of you who don't know, Jay and I are at the beach. We got here late last night and we have been the biggest bunch of lazy you've ever seen today. It has been WONDERFUL!!

We didn't leave till 6 last night (more on that at a later date) and felt way too tired by the time we got here to go by a store and get food for the condo. So, when we woke up this morning STARVING, we headed to the IHOP for breakfast. I absolutely love IHOP for my most important meal of my day. We got what we needed from the store and headed back.

Where we're staying is the last of the condos on the road that leads to a National Park. We drove down there to check it out and it was beautiful. You want to know what wasn't beautiful? THE NAKED MAN WE SAW!!! I am not lying. We pulled down in this parking area and there was a naked man just walking around about 10 feet from where we were and let me be clear, this was not a nude beach. I cannot even tell you how weird it was to see that.

The rest of the day has been spent sunning, napping and eating - 3 of my favorite things! I'll check in with you later!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Got Stupid?

I got this email the other day and it's really amazing how stupid we can all sound sometimes. BUT! If you ever feel a little bit stupid, just dig this up and read it again; you'll begin to think you're a genius.

(On September 17, 1994, Alabama's Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995.) Question: If you could live forever, would you and why? Answer: 'I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever,' -- Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest .

'Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.' --Mariah Carey

'Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life,' -- Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign .

'I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body,' -- Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward .

'Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,' --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

'That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it,' --A congressional candidate in Texas .

'Half this game is ninety percent mental.' --Philadelphia Phillies manager, Danny Ozark

'It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.' --Al Gore, Vice President

'I love California . I practically grew up in Phoenix .' -- Dan Quayle

'We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need ?' --Lee Iacocca

'The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.' --Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback & sports analyst.

'We don't necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people.' -- Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instrutor .

'Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.' --Department of Social Services, Greenville , South Carolina

'Traditionally, most of Australia 's imports come from overseas.' --Keppel Enderbery

'If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there'll be a record.' --Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman

Do ya'll have anymore????

Monday, July 13, 2009

It's Jay Baby's Birthday

Because today is Hubby's birthday and because I want to be like Sister....

Here are 38 reasons that I love my Jay-Baby (in no particular order):

1. When he smiles, his dimples seem to wink at me.

2. The first time he kissed me, he told me he wanted to before he did.

3. He calls me before he leaves work to see if I want him to pick up anything for supper.

4. He 100% of the time kills the bug.

5. Whenever Callie (cat #1) is driving me crazy, he calls her over to him so she'll leave me alone.

6. He has the most beautiful blue eyes.

7. He "gets" me.

8. He loves my parents.

9. He loves his parents.

10. He plays with my hair when I have a headache.

11. He doesn't leave the toilet seat up.

12. He cleans the litter boxes. (yes, that's boxes plural)

13. He holds me when I cry.

14. He has a motorcycle and looks really good on it.

15. He doesn't always let me get my way.

16. He's really funny (just don't tell him I said so!)

17. He loves TV as much as I do.

18. After he gets dressed, he comes out and says he's ready to go. He is fully dressed (even shoes) except no pants. I then say, "Babe, you forgot your pants." Seriously, we've been doing this for 10 years and it still makes me laugh.

19. He will go get me a Butterfinger Blizzard at 9:00.

20. When I forget to get my blanket before my nap, he always brings it to me and covers me up.

21. He stops whatever he's doing to come tuck me in before I go to sleep.

22. I always go to the bathroom before bed and while I'm in there he turns down the bed and then says the "bed fairy" came.

23. He works really hard.

24. He sings to the radio.

25. Sometimes I find a $20 bill in my purse that he puts there because he knows I'm out of cash.

26. He NEVER says anything about how much money I spend.

27. He knows how to get everywhere.

28. He bought me a Garmin because I don't know how to get anywhere.

29. Kids love him.

30. He acts like he believes me every Sunday night when I say I'm going to start eating better.

31. He still laughs at Seinfeld even though he's seen them a million times.

32. What you see is what you get.

33. He can wink with both eyes.

34. If something needs to be taken care of, he takes care of it.

35. He takes care of me.

36. He would do whatever it took to protect me.

37. He still makes my heart beat faster when he kisses me.

38. He picked me - out of all the other girls - he picked me.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Giveaway Winner

Do you want to know who won this great bag?????

I've got all the entries in this nice red hat and Hubby was nice enough to do the drawing.

No peeking!

Congratulations Lianne from Socks Are Not the Enemy!!!!

Thanks for entering and ya'll make sure to go check out her blog. Lianne, shoot me an email at with your address and I'll get this precious bag shipped to you pronto!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Come-Apart

Do you want to know something that really makes me mad? People letting the printer run out of paper. It just burns me up and it happened again this morning at work. I just don't understand. If you open the last pack of paper - GO DOWNSTAIRS AND GET SOME MORE!!! It doesn't have to be right that second but for the love, grab some when you come back from your lunch break or if you happen to be downstairs for any reason whatsoever, grab some stinkin' paper and bring it up.

Seriously, I start having a come-apart. First I do this really loud huff and storm out of the office to go downstairs to the supply closet and get 3 or 4 reams. I did calm down while I was downstairs but then when I came back up and was putting a new pack of paper in the printer, JG said, "Whatcha doin?" Well, that was it. I said, "Apparently, I'm putting paper in the printer because somebody opened the last pack and didn't go get some more." Then I proceeded to saythat apparently everybody in our office was 4 years old and had to have their Mama do everything for them.

There really wasn't anything said in our office for the next hour or so.

Fortunately, my Mama came by a little while later and swept Michelle and me off to The Dollar Tree on our lunch break. The Dollar Tree just somehow makes a lot of things better. I cannot tell a lie. I have been on a search for a new coupon organizer for about 2 months and lo and behold, there it was - just hanging there with all the baking sheets. Bliss! Now, all I can think about is getting home and organizing my coupons. Of course, that would have been real helpful last night
when I spent $94.00 at the Winn Dixie and then came home and saw my $10 off $50 or more Winn Dixie coupon laying on my ironing board. "Don't you keep yours there too?"

Speaking of buying groceries last night... I got this bright idea that I would cook supper for Hubby and even printed me off a little recipe off the Campbell's website for a chicken noodle casserole. I left work and since I had to stop and get a couple of things from the grocery, I decided to go ahead and get all the things we're out of which is practically everything.

I totally regretted all these purchases when I made my departure and realized it was raining.
Grief-a-mighty! Unloading a bunch of groceries (in heels!) in the rain just stinks. And no lie, about 2 minutes after I got in my car and headed home, it stopped raining. THEN! Jay calls and says, "Don't forget I've got to go to (blah, blah, blah) after work." Obviously, I forgot but I sweetly say that it's no big deal, I'll just cook tomorrow night. I get home, get everything unloaded, put on my jammies and get settled on the couch. Do you know that stinker called about 30 minutes later and said his (blah, blah, blah) got cancelled and he can't wait to see what I'm cooking for dinner?

Needless to say, I made the chicken noodle casserole and it was pretty tasty. I think I'm making progress in the cooking area. Tonight I'm serving up another chicken noodle casserole straight from leftover land.

Don't forget! If you haven't left an entry for my giveaway - there's still time. The winner will be announced on my Thursday night post.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Humiliation Deserves a Prize

Everytime I go to the beach, I'm reminded of a time that I was there laying out with two friends. We were in high school and just like any teenagers, we felt the need to soak up as much sun as possible. Of course, we wanted the tan but more than that, we desperately wanted to meet some guys.

(I mean, everybody's seen the beginning of Grease, right? Aren't you supposed to find love at the beach???)

We had a good setup, all lined up in a row, radio on... you know the drill. Anyway, after a while we all looked up to see if it was starting to rain. All three of us felt the raindrops on our tummies at the same time. Well, no rain and no raindrops - just a bird that felt the need to relieve himself right as he flew over us. (Kerrie and Kremsa, do ya'll think about that everytime you go to the beach?)

Nothing like a little bird poop on your belly to make you feel like love is just around the corner.

I really don't consider that my most embarrassing moment at the beach though. I think this next little gem will take that prize. Kerrie and I went to the beach with her parents. I think we were probably in the 9th grade. We had been floating on our floats out in ocean (yes, there used to be a time that I actually got in the ocean) and before we knew it, we had gotten out too far.

It was a little tough getting back - the waves kept pulling me under. But I perservered, minus my float, and made my way back to the beach where Kerrie's parents were. As I walked up Kerrie's Dad said, "Hey Jill. Your boob is hanging out." Lovely.

So in honor of my humiliation, I'm having my first ever GIVEAWAY!!! I saw this bag at the beach and just knew that some of you out there in bloggy world would love it as much as I do.

Here's what you can do to enter: (Edited! You don't have to do all 3. These are just 3 separate ways to enter - You can do 1, 2 or all 3!)

1. Leave a comment telling me how much you would loooove to win this bag.

2. Blog about this giveaway and then come back and leave me a comment letting me know.

3. Write your own humiliating beach story on your blog and then come back over and leave a comment that you did.

I'll post the winner Thursday night! Love ya'll!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

I Totally Write This With Love

I cannot help but feel it's my civic duty to inform you of my "distaste" of the teenage activity that I saw at the beach this weekend. Oh my heavens above, WHAT is our world coming too? I can't entirely blame these kids - I do believe there have got to be some Mamas and Daddies who either just don't give a flyin' flip or honestly think they've raised little angels. This post will focus on just girls because, well, I am one and they're the ones who got me all riled up.

I know that some of you are thinking, "Who do you think you are to be giving advice on parenting when you don't have kids of your own?" Here's what I say to that: It's my blog. If you don't like it, don't read it. And furthermore, I don't have to worry that my own kids are "acting the crazy" when I'm spouting off at the mouth about other people's. With that said, here are some things that disturbed me tremendously about the teenage girls I saw this weekend.

#1. Girls that where shorts/pants with words on their booties. What!?! All this does is scream, "Look at my bootie! Just in case you missed that it's CUTE or BOOTILICIOUS or whatever, I'll just make sure it's written there." In my humble opinion, if you bought these for your daughter, shame on you.

#2. Girls wearing shorts that are so short that their butt-cheeks hang out. This is a two-fold issue for me. Although some girls have cute little butt-cheeks, the boys do not need to be looking at them. And I couldn't help but wonder if they had on thongs or any panties at all. And let's just face it, if I thought it - I assure you, the boys were too. Then there's the flip-side when you've got somebody who is just a little too hefty to even be thinking about shorts that short. Nuff said about that.

#3. We went to Pier Park to eat and watch the fireworks with some friends and ya'll! there were girls just walking around in their itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny bikinis. I'm not talking about shorts and a bikini top - they were just walking around in their swimsuits like they were at the pool. Let me be clear, there was not a pool at Pier Park.

#4. While eating at a restaurant, there was a table near us with 5 guys and 1 girl. YES, you read that right - 5 GUYS AND 1 GIRL!!! NO, NO, NOOOO!

#5. While driving about an hour to get about 1 mile down the road, we saw girls hopping from the back of one truck to run across the street to jump in the back of another truck. Mamas, please tell your girls that they will not meet their soul mate by locking eyes across a lane of jacked up trucks as he yells obscenities. I just wanted to grab them all up and yell, "Do you know what could happen to you???? Have you heard of Natalie Holloway???"

Now don't get me wrong. Not every kid falls into any of the above categories. There are some really good kids out there. And, not every bad kid has terrible parents. I think we all know a couple of those kids whose parents are "good people" and have done everything possible to try and make sure to raise good, God-fearing kids and bless em, Satan just got in the way.

All I'm saying is just try to be aware. It's great if you trust your angel but for the love, don't trust everybody else. So, when the day comes.... just let me know if you need me to go to the beach on your behalf and do some spy work.

Now, if I haven't totally offended you all and lost all 10 of my readers.... ya'll come on back tomorrow for my very first give-away ever!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Thanks to all of you who gave a shot at interpreting my dream. I think it will be better for all of us if I just try and put it out of my memory.

Now, here's an update on my boycott of caffeine and sodas. It's been almost 3 weeks and up until this week I haven't really missed them. The key words are "until this week". Oh my heavens, this week has been torture.

It's kind of like when you used to break-up with a boyfriend and for a while you feel great because the possibities are endless. But alas, you realize that those endless possibities really do have an end. Then, you go back to that old boyfriend and you realize "it" just isn't there anymore because you've changed and grown and aren't the same person you were when you were with him. Do ya'll get it????

Basically, this is what happened. I went to Chick-Fil-A this morning to get a biscuit and while in line I felt this overwhelming NEED to get a diet coke and ya'll, I did it. I ordered and then imagined how good it was going to be when I took that first sip. Oh my soul, I felt giddy. I got my order and pulled up a little, put my straw in the cup and took that first sip and Oh my internet friends, it was so bad! And I tried to make it work! I took a few more sips and I just realized that it's like the diet coke and my tongue have nothing in common anymore. It just made me realize that I'm ok without you, diet coke. I'll be fine without you.

Now on to bigger and better things. Jay Baby and I are leaving to go to the beach after work tomorrow night! I'm super excited and totally fired up about seeing the ocean. Ahhhh, the ocean, I hear it calling me even now - "Jill, Jill... hurry....". OK, I really can't hear it but I'm pretty sure it's calling me none the less.

What are you guys doing for the 4th?