Thursday, November 18, 2010

Runaway Dogs

Tuesday was a scary day…our dogs, Beau and Brother, got out of the backyard and decided to take a morning jaunt around the neighborhood.

I was getting ready for work and let them out to go to the bathroom one last time before I left for work. I come back maybe 10 minutes later --- and they are gone. ‘Brother! Bo-Bo! Come inside and get in your beds!’ (Yes, I have to fully explain to them why they are coming in or they will just stand there and stare at you. They need details, damn it.) Nothing. I peep my head out and our side gate is wide open…holy crap. So, what do I do? I walk outside in my robe, house shoes and frightening hair and stand in the middle of the driveway and shout for them. They are no where…

And I continue to stand there…what do I do? Did they run away? Did someone take them? How did that gate get open? Why am I still standing here?

I run inside, grab my purse, get in my car and just start driving. It’s raining and I have my windows down, driving around screaming their names. I was trying to listen for dogs barking or women screaming, because they sometimes have that affect on people, but nothing…

After 20 minutes of nothing, I start crying hysterically. I call Shane. No answer. So, I call five more times, back to back. I finally talk to him and start crying even harder…

After 25 more minutes, I’m driving down a side street and see Beau tearing across someone’s yard. I immediately throw my car in park, throw down my phone and get out of my car (in the middle of the road) and scream “BEAU! GET YOUR &*(%$^* $#@ IN THIS CAR RIGHT #$%^&* NOW!” He declines. He continues to jog away from me. I have to change my tactics…”Bo-Bo, come get in the car buddy…come on!” He walked over and I asked him (as if he could respond) “Where’s your Brother, buddy?” Brother magically appears on the other side of the car…he’s a little creepy sometimes.

The events following their capture consisted of my leather seats being covered in muddy footprints, a couple of scratches, the smell of wet dog and vomit, spankings and then the silent treatment.

But how could you not love these guys?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

3 Reasons for a Hard Week

Three reasons why this week has been especially hard on me: 
  1. Shane has been in a training class and has to leave the house at 6:45 a.m. This means that I am awake earlier…that’s right, I’m not normally awake at 6:45 a.m. on a weekday. 
  2. I have been insatiably hungry. It’s embarrassing when I have to tell my husband not to judge me on how much I’m eating.
Shane: Didn’t you just eat two plates of spaghetti?
Stacy: Don’t judge me! I’m hungry! I had a light lunch!

Me, after one more week of this gluttonous behavior

3. I’m not a fitness fanatic but I do typically work out several times during the week. This   week, not so much…a couple of walks on the treadmill…the rest of my time has been spent eating.

I’ll blame this bad mood on the culmination of Daylight Savings Time. What is the point of rolling your clock back so that you spend more time in the dark? Help stop the madness.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Work Stalkers

I typically don’t post a lot of information about work but I feel this topic can translate to all people and professions.

Do you have someone at work that stalks you? Or that stalks someone else and you are just witness to it… Well, I am…and it is really sad to watch. Partly because the stalker is ineffective…so here are a few tips that I often want to shout in their face as they walk by my desk every 20 seconds:
  • Be quiet when stalking. The stalkee shouldn’t be able to hear your footsteps when you are still 50 feet down the hallway. Consider wearing house shoes when in the office if this is an uncontrollable problem. 
  • Don’t linger. If you are stalking, be sleuth. Don’t stand outside someone’s office waiting for them. Don’t walk back and forth in front of their office waiting to be invited in. You are a stalker, remember?
  • Don’t be over-eager. ‘I just sent you an email, did you get it?’ Ummm, no because your little legs carried you over here faster than the fiber optic cables that carry our electronic information at 1000 miles per hour. Stalker.
  • Don’t be rude to everyone except for your stalkee. It’s obvious. When you don’t acknowledge anyone’s existence and then all but crap your pants when the stalkee is around…it’s noticeable. Stop it. You are making me doubt myself and my importance when YOU are the one that is a stalker.
Now, if you are the stalkee in the situation – I feel for you.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Holy Belts and Shants - Check It Out

Shane just recently started his own blog…that he updates daily. I guess he’s trying to outshine me. Impossible.

The name of his blog is the title of this post. While it is a little random,it comes from two of Shane’s pet peeves: people tucking their shirts in and not wearing belts and people wearing really long shorts (mix shorts and pants, you get shants). He talks about sports, politics and random stuff…go check it out! (And note the date stamp on the latest post...sheesh.)

But don’t forget to pop back over here once every three weeks for my monthly post.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

An Actual Conversation: Mine Versus Ours

Shane enters stage left and goes into the bathroom. Stacy hears plastic ruffling.

Stacy: Shane, are you using my new face wipes?
Shane: What?
Stacy: You heard me…are you using my new face wipes?

Shane enters the bedroom stage left.

Shane: I thought that they were ‘our’ face wipes.
Stacy: Oh, your right. I’m glad you said that because I’ve been using your fancy razor that you left in the shower.
Shane: Are you kidding me?!? You better not be!
Stacy: I thought you said everything was ‘ours?’
Shane: Well, that’s different. Are you really using it?
Stacy: No, of course not. (smile)

Next morning, Stacy enters the bathroom stage right and the razor is no where to be found.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Birthday Goodies

My birthday was October 22 and I can truly say that Shane went above and beyond for the event this year! Here is the rundown:

Friday: Got my prezzies including this bad boy:

Let’s keep our fingers crossed that I can actually figure out how to use it and then start taking phenomenal pictures…which get recognized by someone who will pay me thousands of dollars for a single image. Yep, that’s my goal.

After the prezzies, I got a massage, soaked in the whirlpool, had lunch and drinks on a patio and dinner with the family.
Me and Mom (aka Wandawg)

And these are my prezzies:
My 'on the go' camera from Mom
New Coach makeup bags
New jacket from Dad and Greta

Saturday: Slept in, went to an Oktoberfest festival in Smyrna, came home and hung out with friends.
Cowboy Face
Group Rock, Paper, Scissors:

Sunday: Lunch on a patio with Shane and my brother and Paranormal Activity 2. And for those who haven’t seen this movie, go today. Right now. It is so good and scary. My brother, after the movie said, ‘I don’t really know if I like to feel that anxious and scared for that long of a period of time.’ I concur.

Thanks to all my friends and family who made this birthday super special! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Halloween! (Two Days Late)

I'm always no better time than November 2 to recognize Halloween and share costumes from Saturday night's costume party!

Shane: The Cat's Pajamas and Stacy: Happy/Surprised Mime
Beauregard: The Jester
Brother: The Pirate
For the record, they both hated their costumes and kept them on a combined 12 seconds before they tried to rip them apart.
Danielle: Candy Corn
Austin and Kel: Blind Man and Fallen Angel
Jose: The Deadliest Catch fisherman
Branden: Rick Moranis from Ghostbusters...and the Cat's Pajamas, again
And the winner of the night is...Jason as Hollywood Hogan! This costume was classic!
Other shots from the night:

 This was a guy...dressed as a girl tennis player. It was scary how much he really looked like a girl.
 I have no clue...
 The Guys...
Hope everyone had a great Halloween...Welcome, November!

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Addition - Buffet

I think I have at least five posts with this same title...must mean that it's really good.

This week, Shane and I will be adding this puppy to our current furniture collection:
We got so much serving ware and kitchen supplies for wedding gifts - and now we don't have anywhere to put them! This buffet will live in our dining room and hold all of our platters, serving dishes, bowls, etc. Well, hopefully...and we can even throw wine bottles in those two open racks. Amazing.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Low-Key Weekend/Almost the Weekend Again

It’s Thursday and I’m posting about last weekend…figures.

Shane and I did NOTHING last weekend and it was glorious…well, I say we did nothing but we did do some things, like:

  • Me and Monica went to Hot Yoga on Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. It was awesome! The room is 105˚ and the classes last between an hour and fifteen minutes and an hour and a half. It was very refreshing to just sweat out the grossness…and enough about that.
  • Caught up on the DVR. I have loved the first couple of episodes of Law & Order: SVU and am a new fan of Law & Order: LA.
    • Other semi-faves include Lonestar, The Event, Mike and Molly, Hawaii 5-O, Detroit 1-8-7 and The Whole Truth.
    • Returning faves are Criminal Minds, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Modern Family, Life Unexpected and Glee.
  • Watched Georgia get beat by Colorado State. What the eff, Georgia?? Seriously, please win some games so that Shane doesn’t fall into a serious depression.
  • Installed a new lock on our front door. We are finally rid of the brass!
  • Bought a new ceiling fan for the living room.
  • Cleaned my grimey house and finally mopped! I haven’t mopped since before the wedding. Don’t judge me.

This week has flown by and we are getting ready to head to Athens this weekend for another ass-whooping…I mean the Georgia v. Tennessee game. J Not everyone has tickets so we are renting a generator so that we can have a TV, hot dips, etc. (I can’t think of anything else that requires a plug).

I also need to get on it and decorate for Halloween! It never fails that I am either decorating on September 20, and totally on my game, or on October 20, and totally off my game.

Stay tuned for pics!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October = Fall = Halloween = Favorite Time of Year

It is October – my favorite month of the year! Why?

  • It is the month of my birth (October 22 - for those who were wondering. :))
  • It is the month of my mom’s birth
  • It is not hot outside anymore
  • Halloween
  • Halloween decorations
  • College football is in full swing

But taking a look back at September…these are my favorite things about September:

Britney/Brittany Glee Episode (although I was severely disappointed that Britney did not perform). Brittany, the girl on the show, is so hilarious and her one-liners are awesome! "Did you know that dolphins are gay sharks?" "When I pulled my hamstring I went to a misogynist." "I think my cat is reading my diary."

Babies – Reese Lynn Nunley, Shelby Ryan Andres and Jane Elizabeth McLaughlin

Reading…finished the following books this month:
  • Fractured – Karin Slaughter – Rating 4 out of 5. I love this author and I love this series. Can’t wait to read the next one – Undone.
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Rating 4.5 out of 5. This book started out EXTREMELY slow and I almost gave up. But once you get past the first 200 pages you will be hooked.

Have a happy first-weekend-in-October weekend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I’m Alive! And Married!

It’s was July the last time I blogged…and that seems like years ago! So much has happened over the past two and a half months, it’s crazy!

July: Went on my bachelorette party trip to Charleston! I had a great group of bridesmaids and friends that attended and we had an awesome time! (I came home with bruises but I wasn’t exactly sure where they came from. That equals a damn good time.)

We were in the VIP section...not sure who the guy on the right is...but we were VIP.

August: Shane and I, after 11 years of dating, got married! The event was everything that I dreamed of and more. My bridesmaids (Danielle, Mandy, Jennie, Jenny, Andrea and Kelly) made sure that my day was smooth and stress free. And besides my meltdown about my hair-do, it really was. Thanks so much ladies – I love you all! It was also so good to have our friends and family in one space together with us to help celebrate. I don’t have all of my pictures from Zach Porter Photography yet (only the ones up until the ceremony) but here are some of my faves so far:

After the wedding, we spent our honeymoon in beautiful Belize. It was AMAZING. The island is small, quiet, not touristy and was perfect for us. Pictures to come...

September: This month has been spent trying to get back into the groove of regular life and remembering what I did at work before I had a wedding to plan. I did experience a little bit of depression (minor, it didn’t necessitate medication or anything) that the wedding was all over. It was no longer all about me, I mean me and Shane. J There were no more parties in our honor, no more having friends go out of their way to do something for us, no more decisions to be made…nothing. Just us. And to answer the questions that we receive all the time now:

Does it feel different to be married? Nope. The only thing different is that I get to wear two rings and a new fancy watch that was given to me as a wedding present from hubs (yay for me! I can feel myself becoming a jewelry whore) and I call him my husband. Which is really weird and I still haven’t come to terms with that being normal yet.

How is married life? The same as boyfriend/girlfriend, living in sin life.

When are you having babies? Inappropriate question, next.

When are you going to change your name? When are you going to tell me how to change my name? I mean I’m sure I could Google it (like I do everything else in my life) but I don’t know…leaving my last name behind (or making it my middle name) makes me feel like I’m leaving my roots behind. And let’s be real about the whole ‘make your last name your middle name thing’…no one ever hears your middle name. How many people know that my middle name is Lynn? Eeexxxxactly. So, to answer the question, when Shane tells me that I have to.

What’s your new last name? It’s Wilson. Stacy Wilson. I’ll be releasing my country record early next year – mark your calendars.

And on the house front, the backyard has been struggling since the new sod went in. We’ve already lost one shrub (RIP) and two others are teetering on the edge. But we were rushing to do this before the wedding and Atlanta was experiencing 100+ degree temperatures…so, probably not the best move on our part. But we are doing our best to help it make it to the fall.

I’ve done a few painting projects around the house, but nothing really exciting.

Hope everyone is well! I’ll try to get back on a regular blogging schedule in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Got Grass?

We do! Enjoy!

Isn't it the most beautiful thing you've ever seen?!? We still need to pressure wash the back of the house and stain the deck...but, in the meantime, we're checking this one off the list!