Friday, March 26, 2010

Project 365: Day 116- March 26th

Now, lemme tell ya a story here. We go to Crooksville... a tiny little village.. city.. something like that, haha, for lunch today! We were suppose to meet Grandma Rose at our favorite lil restaurant. So, we pull up there and it says that they are closed from March 26th- March 30th... so grandma says "Hey, lets just drive over to Peaches! I like the food there too...." and WHAT DO YOU KNOW.... we pull up and see this sign.... "Closed For Vacation this Week!" It was like the village food gods were out to get us, haha! Thankfully Subway was still open and so we all went there to eat!

Here's a shot of us and Grandma Rose.

And I HAVE to share this video LOL because it'll reveal how technologically challenged I am at times. I legit thought I was taking a picture..... yea, I wasn't.

Then, we journeyed down to visit our other Grandma and Grandpa. And so, I'm sitting at the kitchen table helping Grandma solve the Cryptoquote from today and I decide to get out my MnMs I packed away. I open up the box.. and you can imagine how ticked I was to find that there were like 47 MnMs in this little bag INSIDE THE BOX. I thought the whole box was full of MnMs, but nooooooo, I got 47 (and yes we counted) in a small bag, haha! I wasn't a happy camper LOL

And here's a picture of Corey and me with Grandma Shirley and Grandpa Gene :)

And the rest of the night was spent watching my beloved Buckeyes lose to Tennesee! :( They just didn't play good enough defense to win... as sad as it is for me to say that. It's true. Momma made some good food though! Taco ring :)

And here's the crew:

(Corey, Mom, Dad, Montana, Brad, and Helen)

And here's Montana, Helen, and me after they lost. We were trying to not show our sadness and disappointment.

Cheers to Project 365!

Project 365: Day 115- March 25th

Margaret Thatcher stated, "Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth."..... and I'd like to think I did something to earn this penny I found yesterday at TJ Maxx. As weird and cooky as it sounds, I believe in "good luck" pennies. Finding a penny puts a smile on my face. I love that moment when you see one. So, I was overjoyed when I was looking at clothes (one of my other favorite things to do haha) and stumbled upon this :) Oh yes, and I had a GREAT day yesterday hehe!

Then we went to Sam's Club.. and mom saw this duckie and she started waving the hand. I don't know why but I found it HILARIOUS and she said she was going to buy it for Ethan for Easter.... so I had to take a picture of it and send it to him, haha! They had TONS of HUGE stuffed animals. Yea, we had a good time, lol!

And then we stumbled upon this huge raft! I was in LOVE lol! It has a slide off the side, coolers on both side, drink spots.. Ethan keeps talking about buying a raft for the summer... and I sent a pic of this to him too, haha! It's freaking gi-normous! LOL! I wouldn't mind having that!

Then we went to Taco Bell for lunch. I had an AMAZING chicken bowl.... and Corey decided that he wanted to protect his OSU shirt and wore this napkin the WHOLE lunch, hahaha! And I just love the face he made haha! We had too much fun!

Okay, then I have to share this story. If you've never seen 2 women in Advanced Auto Works looking for oil, oil filters, and an air conditioner belt.. you're missing out, bahaha! Mom and I went in there yesterday to get those items for my car... and oh boy, it was an interesting experience. But hey, 45 questions, 25 minutes, and 3 phone calls to dad later... we had what we needed, hehe! I think the guy was highly amused. It was too funny. And the weird thing was?---- We were at the car parts store.. while dad was at the mall. Something is definitely wrong with this picture, haha!

Then, about 1:30, I get a text message from Ethan asking me if I'd be willing to bake a ho-ho cake for him to take to work tomorrow for the guys. He took a piece yesterday and they were all mesmerized by it, haha, so I went to Walmart and picked up the stuff I would need to make it... and got to it when I got home! Here's what the process looked like. Above is heating things up, mixing, etc.

This after I baked the cake, mixed the ingredients together for the icing, and spread it on the cake. Now all we had to wait for was the chocolate to pour over top of it. Mmm!

And there's the final product :) I hope everyone enjoys it! Thanks to my mom for her assistance! It was definitely an interesting experience, haha!

And the night ended with good ol' New Moon and Ethan cuddled up next to me. My favorite.

Cheers to Project 365!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Project 365: Day 114- March 24th

T.E Lawrence stated, "All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."

Truth be told, I have some crazy dreams. I have some odd am
bitions. And at times, it feels like they're not as reachable as I'd like them to be, but I know that whatever happens is meant to be and if I work hard... something good will eventually happen. Well, today happened to be one of those days, thank God! I got news of a possible job opportunity and I am SO thankful for this. God knows exactly what we need... when we need it. And I'm just trusting Him to take care of the situation, calm my nerves (hehe), and be with me through the entire journey. I know I don't deserve His blessings, but I am SO thankful He gives them. So the above is a snapshot of my desk area... I had to call around and get tons of information for the power point presentation I need for this interview.
I just want to do my best and always remain grateful for this opportunity. I don't know where these doors will lead, but I'm willing to follow...

And the rest of the night was spent with the fam, then with Ethan. We, of course, watched American Idol... because we're both addicts, haha! We had it pretty well narrowed down on the top 3. Except I thought Andrew Garcia was going to be there, but I kind of had a feeling Paige was going home. Tim Urban keeps getting lucky, but I think he's going to be kind of "stuck" on R&B week next week. Guess we'll see :)

And I have to share this video LOL. Ethan worked til late last night... so, he got home, ate, and went and showered. I was watching American Idol and I kept hearing something and I was like "what the heck?"..... I muted the TV and here he was signing "Hound Dog" by Elvis, so I OF COURSE, recorded it LOL

Cheers to Project 365!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Project 365: Day 113- March 23rd

Laurence J. Peter stated, "It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week...." bahaha, if that isn't the truth. Nah, totally kidding! I don't mind doing laundry and there was a GOOD BIT to get done today. This was literally what I did for most of the day. I didn't realize how much had accumulated over the weekend. And there were tons of dishes to do too! lol But it was alright! I turned up the music and got things done. I love being productive hehe! :)
Then, being oh so sweet, my daddy brought me a sweet tea from Subway. Sweet tea is my favorite... and it was just what I needed to brighten up that gloomy day!

Then mom, Corey, and I were suppose to meet Brad and Montana at McDonalds. Well, Brad and Montana didn't end up showing up LOL, but we TOTALLY scored FREE frozen McLattes at McDonalds! How freaking awesome is that? FREE. That is one of my favorite words. Of course, I jumped on that offer. It was SO good too! Whipped cream, caramel, latte... yummy! Looks good huh?

And the night ended with Ethan and me working on his resume so he could apply for a job at his current company..

and then some good ol' American Idol. I have to say I was pretty bored last night. I'm still Team Lee, but I just think last night was lagging on some things. Who do I think is going home tonight? Well, I think Bottom 3 will be: Paige, Andrew, and Didi. As much as I love Didi, I thought the judges gave some terrible feedback and that will hurt her in the end. However, I don't think she'll go home. I believe it'll be Paige. So, there you have my analysis, haha!

Cheers to Project 365! :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Project 365: Day 112- March 22nd

I tried a slightly different style of dress today, haha! Had on my ol' school shirt, with a white undershirt, some tighter jeans, and converse.... just wanted to be a lil' different today, hehe! I think it worked... maybe? haha!

And most of my day was spent working on my "Procedures or Method" paper. Oh, fun times, ya know? haha!

And then I made Ranch Chicken for dinner! Mmmm yummy! It was good too [*ahem* if I do say so myself haha!] All you do is throw 1lb of chicken into a pan, a bottle of ranch dressing, and cut up peppers. Bake at 400 degrees for about an hour. Keep checking. You might have to cook it a little longer depending :)

I was anticipating my glasses coming today.. but no such luck! Lets all cross our fingers for tomorrow, k? :)

Cheers to Project 365!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Project 365: Day 111- March 21st

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. ~Maya Angelou
The day started off at my sister and aunt's choir concert at Muskingum University. They did such a good job! We told her she better know how much we love her because we missed OSU playing Georgia Tech for that concert, haha! But it was worth it. Well, from what I could see it was worth it, haha! This was my view the ENTIRE time, lol Good times, baha!

Plus, it's my sister's birthday! So, after the concert we all went out to Tumbleweed to celebrate! This is Grandma, Corey, and Jennifer hanging out before the food got there. Love Corey's face, haha!

My margarita [fruity drink to Grandma hahaha] it was YUMMY!

Grandma threw up the peace signs with Jenn, LOL

And we were singing to the birthday girl
And this was the fam hanging out outside Tumbleweed. This is our normal picture, LOL

And our NOT so normal picture, haha! We are just not a serious family LOL

And we go pulling up to take Jenn to her car. It's the ONLY car around.. and we obviously know what her car looks like.. and she says "Hey, my car's right there..." NO KIDDING! hahaha!!

Happy Birthday Jenn!

Cheers to Project 365!