Friday, May 22, 2015


Don't you love it when you read something and it leaves you giggling for days afterward?  I stumbled on a news story yesterday about Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series and how he's posed nearly nude for a magazine.  The reaction of series author JK Rowling left me....well, rolling:
'Now as bad as watching Dan in Equus, but close. Warn me next time, for God's sake.': Rowling made a reference to Daniel Radcliffe's full-on nudity during his theatre stint, and gave Lewis a telling off

Lewis was properly abashed in his response:
'Well, this is awkward. Sorry, Jo...': Lewis was equally horrified that maternal figure Rowling had seen the nearly-nude images
 Additionally, Jason Isaacs, who played Lucious Malfoy couldn't help but tease Rowling a little further:

'Surely Neville Pertbottom now?': Jason Isaacs, who played Lucius Malfoy in the film franchise, teased Rowling, to which she revealed that she couldn't bring herself to look at the images


Happy Friday!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

10 Favorite Things About Being a Mom

I'm such a thief, I'm stealing this idea from Amber at Old Lady No Baby again!  It's such a great idea and with Mother's Day just having past, I couldn't resist!

1. HUGS!  KISSES!  SNUGGLES!  I can't get enough and it seems like my kiddos agree!

2.  I love it when my kids master a new skill or accomplish something new.  That rush of pride is amazing! Watching Tyler read an entire book with almost no help amazes me!

3.  The things kids say! The other day, I was changing AJ's poopy diaper and he said, "Oh AJ!  What a mess!"  I cracked up!

4.  I love when other people think my child is cute/smart/funny.  It just thrills me!  Tyler got to "pin" my sister at her graduation ceremony last week and he went bopping down those stairs and giving thumbs up and everyone laughed and I was like HE'S MINE!

5.  Laughter!!!  We do a lot of tickling in our house!

6.  Unconditional love.  I have it for them and they have it for me and it is THE BEST.

7. Watching my boys bond.  They really do adore each other!

8.   Falling in love with them and their daddy all over again, every day.

9. I'm a special person in their lives.  The cries of "Mama!" from AJ when I get home from work or Tyler's face when I surprise him picking him up from school is AWESOME!

10. My kids make grateful.  They make me want to be better.  I want to be a good mom for them and a better person.  I'm a work in progress and they make me strive to better myself.  I really think that being a mom is the most important thing I will ever do and it's up to me to give them a good start.  I don't always do as well as I'd like, but because of them I keep trying!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


I've been seeing this float around the blogosphere lately, most recently from Old Lady No Baby and Dancing My Way Through Life, Loss and Books, so I decided to post it here, just for fun!

Four jobs I've had:

  1. Current job: Invoicing at a company that sells Utility Trucks
  2. Local college, at a mentoring center as a tutoring program coordinator
  3. Direct Sales for a jewelry company called Lia Sophia
  4. My first job was at a local bowling ally, babysitting children while their parents bowled on the leagues
Four movies I've watched more than once: (OMG just four?)

  1. The Princess Bride
  2. Ever After
  3. Baby Mama
  4. American President
Four books I'd recommend:

  1. The Fault in Our Stars (ABSOLUTE FAV! ALL THE FEELINGS!) by John Green
  2. Hunger Games Series (Suzanne Collins) - The 2nd book, Catching Fire, was by far my favorite of the three.
  3. Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling)
  4. The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
Four places I've lived: (Since I have NEVER lived anywhere but Indianapolis, I'm forced to be more specific)

  1. Childhood home, south side of Indy
  2. First apartment, west side of Indy
  3. Condo, west side of Indy
  4. Current home, south side of Indy
Four places I've traveled:

  1. Freeport, Bahamas (Honeymoon)
  2. New York, NY (Spring Break my senior year of high school-Broadway Baby!)
  3. San Francisco, CA (Trip for work, just spent an afternoon in SF)
  4. Ontario, Canada (also for work)
Four things I prefer not to eat:

  1. mushrooms
  2. caviar
  3. fish
  4. escargot
Four of my favorite foods:

  1. Spaghettie
  2. Mom's vegetable soup
  3. Cheese quesadillas
  4. Chocolate anything
Four TV shows I watch:

  1. Big Bang Theory
  2. Dancing with the Stars
  3. The Little Couple
  4. Switched at Birth
Four things I'm looking forward to this year:

  1. Hopefully selling our home and buying a new one
  2. Spending more time with my boys
  3. Getting AJ potty trained
  4. Working on writing projects
Four things I'm always saying:

  1. Are you serious?!
  2. AJ, no no!
  3. Hi buddy
  4. I love you

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Need to recommitt

As my ticker reflects, my weight loss has taken a hit in the last few months.  It started slowly, at first I just plateaued, then slowly I started to gain a few of those pounds back.  I wasn't working out as much and I was not making good food choices. 

I have had to admit that I am definitely a comfort eater.  If I've had a rough day, if I'm stressed, I tend to make poor food choices, or treat myself.  Life has been stressful lately and with it being birthday season around my house (we have 5 birthdays within less 33 days!  Michelle's, mine and Angies, my mom, and Adam all between April 27th and May 30, plus at least 3 other birthdays in the close family and friends) there is a lot of leftover cake to resist.  When we get busy, we also tend to eat out more.  Adam and I will forego making our lunches in favor of eating out.  And lets face it, when I eat out I want to eat what I want. I don't want to go order a salad every time.  I try to watch the portions, but it's very hard.  Add that to the fact that I've been run down and just not feeling my best physically, plus stress (car issues, working on the house, family stress, work stress etc etc etc) and it's a recipe for disaster for my waistline.

The bottom line is my clothes are getting tight and I'm starting to hate how I look in them again.  I see myself in photos and I don't like what I see.  Of course when I gain weight I gain it in my tummy.  I don't like how I look or feel.  I need to change it.  I worked too hard to lose all that weight to gain it all back. So I am recommitting.  Adam and I are going to eat in more (which also helps save money) and I'm going to start working out again.  I am going to track my calories--I hate doing it, but it really makes me more accountable.

So here we go. If I put it out there, maybe it will help me stick to it.