Call the Preppies In

Call the preppies in is a little throw back to something that we used to say where I grew up. It’s a deviation of Call the cows in since I grew up on a ranch in Midlo, TX, and yes that stands for “middle of nowhere”. Well, actually, that’s my BFF’s interpretation of my hometown. I have an amazing family, wonderful friends, and the most rewarding job in the world- I teach.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Meme Tag

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
TAKS workbook & Junior League schedule for retreat coming up

2. When was the last time you threw up?
I don't..

3. What's your favorite curse word?
Teachers don't do that..Do as I say..not as I do

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
Victor Newman on Y&R, the guy @ the car wash that I bought a soda for, & my lil' bro

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
sleeping in

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
getting a wax

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
in Yoga class

8. Have you ever been to a strip club?
Yes, but never again! gross!!

9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
Hold there in a sec

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
not a fan of plain ice cream..luv Pinkberry's yogurt-still waiting for Big D to get one.

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Unsweet tea w/ extra ice from Chicken Express(southern fried chicken chain)

13. What was the last thing you ate? .
few bites of TBone steak we had leftover from last night.

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
No! Absolutely not! A month of shopping in New York..has set me back

15. When was the last time you ran?
yesterday morning

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Went to Sox's game recently.

17. Who is the last person you emailed? .
parent- wanting to set up tutor times for the fall.

18. Ever go camping?
i have

20. Do you have a tan?
little bit- luv the sun, but am really trying to be good w/ wrinkles, cancer and all

21. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
If I have one yes, but will not go out of my way to get one- except in restaurants..never know how clean the glasses are- i've waited tables before

22. What did your last IM say?
not sure..

23. Are you someones best friend?

24. What are you doing tomorrow?
Mowing the lawn, putting chemicals in the pool, stuff like that..

25. Where is your mom right now?
at the beauty shop last I talked to her..but who knows!??

26. Look to your left, what do you see?
LOL!!!..a huge deer hanging on the wall..might have been his first, there are several in here. I'm in my lil bros room on his computer

27. What color is your watch?
silver- TAG..the best..had it 8+ yrs and have only replaced the battery once.

28. What do you think of when you think of Australia ?
one word- LOST

29. Would you consider plastic surgery?
You bet!

30. What is your birthstone?
blue topaz

31. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
drive- thru and if i'm real hungry I will eat & drive..i know not safe, but those of you that know me wud prob say it's more dangerous when I don't eat.

32.How many kids do you want?
well i've always said 3, but I wud be happy with just 1..i'm soo ready and pray about it everyday..God & I are tight when it comes to this topic...after all, it's all his choice :)

33. Do you have a dog?
I did. He recently drowned.

36. Any plans today?
Going to farmers market and then dinner w/ a friend

37. How many states have you lived in?
just Texas

38. Ever go to college?

40. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
Not being married w/ kids..gosh..i'm being really honest today!

41. Last song listened to?
Playlist on my blog- 1st song John Mayer- say.

42. Are you allergic to anything?

43. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Havaianas & my Tori B's..they kill the back of my heels, so i wear them like flip flops now

44. Are you jealous of anyone?
I try not to be green w/ Envy...i could if I allowed myself to, but I don't so, No..not jealous.

45. Is anyone jealous of you?

46. What time is it?
2:54 pm

47. Do any of your friends have children?
Yes- all of them!

48. Do you eat healthy?

49. What do you usually do during the day?
right now- just hanging out until school starts back. Then, I will be pooped!

50. Do you hate anyone right now?
Hate is such a strong word. Dislike- yes, maybe.

51. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
yes..and I also feel like I am saying, "Great. Thanks. How are you?" a ton- so strange!

52. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
31..and i have not felt better in my life! The 30 thing is not so bad after all

53. Have you ever been to Six Flags?

54. How did you get one of your scars?
Barrel racing when I was young. One of my Martha Josey pads slipped out of place and I hit the barrel w/ no protection..huge scar on my shin.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

This makes me happy...

Williams- Sonoma makes this and I want one.
I have really been into baking lately. I find it to be extremely relaxing. I told the fam that I plan to make a different dessert each night this week. Sunday night I made Pecan Pie. Well, it was a tad over cooked, but still tasty. Last night I made Ghiradelli choc chip cookies and they were yummy. I found that they really only need to be in the oven like 4 minutes instead of what the recipe called for- 8 mins. Tonight I plan to make lemon squares..wish me luck! So fun!!
If you wud like to share any of your favs then plz do.. oh, and btw..Does anyone own one of these?? If so, Plz comment and I wud like to know if its worth $35.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Good times in NYC

One night when I wasn't with "B" I was able to have a girls night out. For those of you that don't know the bars are open til 4 am. I met up with friend "M" and she took me to a couple of hot spots. I had a blast! Can't wait to go back and do it all again. The people in NYC are extremely friendly. I luv taking in the diversity and culture of the city.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Enjoying my last few days in NYC

Little behind on the posting. Still new to the blog world obviously, but I do have tons to post. :) Stay tuned. Enjoy! :)

I thought I would fill you in on how I am spending the last few days in this AWESOME CITY.
We got the TiVo fixed last night thank goodness, so I am watching recorded shows while surfing the web on my laptop in bed. This morning I woke up tired, obviously not from work or stress, but bc I cannot sleep here. I think it has to do with the fact that your mind gets over stimulated during the day. So many things to see, do, subways, and so on. "B" says that a lot of people actually have to sleep with ear plugs!! Crazy, huh?

Anyway, the firm that "B" works for has put him up in a really nice loft in the financial district in Manhattan. Not that he really gets to enjoy all the amenities bc he works so much, but that's what I'm here for! :)

So, my plan for today was to try out my new beauty product

I purchased yesterday while I was out and about. I know..looks weird, huh? Let me tell you- they are amazing!! I just took them off and luv the results. It says you can actually sleep in them, not sure about that. I left them on for about 2 hours or so. While I had them on, I could not believe how much I actually use my forehead muscles to talk, look up, laugh, etc. Which makes sense, right? That's why I'm seeing the "expression lines!" It was a bit uncomfortable and then I realized that this must be what it feels like to have Botox. When you remove them you still feel the tightness, but lines are gone. Can't wait to share with Mom. She's the product junkie! Like mother like daughter I guess. Uh..oh! The ladies at Neimans might not like my new find! LOL.

Luv you Mom..

Still a big fan of &

Today is the first day I have not met up with "B" for lunch. I decided to have taco and queso leftovers instead! Yes, after a month I needed a Mexican food fix, so we made tacos and queso a couple of night ago. NYC does not have queso, not even rotel. No worries though. "B" always being the prepared one had brought up rotel for us. :) that reminds me- we went here and they did not have ground beef!! uhh!! what???

I laughed at the guy and said that us Texas gals need our red meat! He just grinned and said that they were a speciality grocery store. O..Kay, but we were able to find turkey ground.

I'll just wonder the city until it's time to meet up with "B" and his work friends.


Monday, July 21, 2008

In 30 years

I've found God, happiness, how to enjoy everyday to its fullest, how to find a bargain, how to make the best out of a situation, how to find the good in people, how to watch your back and look out for yourself, who your friends really are, how to distinguish a good wine from a great wine, the difference between a real hug and a fake one, that maybe I should have worn sunscreen after all, how things really don't always turn out like you plan, fried foods really aren't that bad for you, and the list goes on.
Because of all these things...
I know who I am and what I want.
NOW...if I could just find that other thing.