Friday, February 19, 2010

I will return....

Last Wednesday my computer decided to stop working like its normal self. After much troubleshooting with little or no success I deicded to take it in to the IT people that my Dad's work use. That was last Friday and as of today I still do not have it back. My Dad is hopefully going to pick it up tonight after work. They think I had a corrupted Windows file or something. The good thing is that I won't lose anything on the computer and it looks like it will be as good as new once I get it back. The bad or annoying thing is that I have had to live without it for an entire week.

I have been using a burrowed laptop while at work (that is what I am currently quickly writing from while the students are on their break). I just wanted to let you all know that I have not fallen off the face of the blogging earth and that I will hopefully be back early next week. I have a lot to share with all of you and I have a lot of catching up on your blogs to do as well.

Have a great weekend!!!!!! I look forward to being back in full force next week!
Princess Melissa

Monday, February 8, 2010

Weekend Recap

This weekend was not my favorite. Lots of little things happened that if they had been isolated incidents I would of been fine but since they all happened in the same 48 hours they really made me struggle a little. There were some good GREAT points to the weekend too so I guess I really can't complain too much and maybe I am better off just remembering the weekend by those moments instead.

Lowpoints of my Weekend
Kitchen Clean Up- After my friends left on Friday night I was cleaning up the kitchen and I broke a wine glass in the sink (when we got married we had a set of 8 of these particular glasses...we are now down to 5!). I went to get a plastic bag to put the pieces in so no one would get hurt if they were in the trash. I must have knocked the plastic piece that holds the shelf (above where we keep the plastic bags) out because as I was cleaning up the wine glass mess all of a sudden out of nowhere I heard a giant crash and turned around to find that all of the contents of that shelf had fallen out of the the cabinet and were now all over the floor. Of course this was the shelf that had every glass bottled liquid item possible that doesn't need to be in the fridge (like 2 bottles of olive oil, never opened soy sauce, never opened terriaki sauce, some bread dipping sauces, 2 bottles of hot sauce, etc.). Thankfully only two of those glass bottles broke. One was a bread dipping sauce (it spilled but the bottle only cracked and didn't actually shatter) and a brand new never opened FULL bottle of Worcestershire sauce. This bottle though didn't just break it literally SHATTERED sending glass and sauce EVERYWHERE. It was a giant mess and it took what seemed like FOREVER to clean up. I didn't get to bed until super late and it took all day Saturday to get the scent of Worcestershire out of my kitchen. The shelf is now fixed and the kitchen is better. And now the story is almost funny. Yes almost. I'm not quite over it yet. But seriously at that moment I wanted to murder someone.
Husband's Bad Mood- He is pretty close to perfect and he rarely has bad days. But he had one at work on Saturday and then he decided to bring it home with him and decided to be pissy all night. Thankfully by Sunday he was all back to his normal self. 
 There are two other things that happened but one I am not quite over and I just don't feel like writing about it and getting myself all worked up again and the other I have since solved and also don't really need to focus on. 
Highlights of my Weekend
My New Hair- I went with some side-swept bangs and I am loving it! Thanks to any of you that helped me make my decision. I really appreciated what all of you had to say.
(My new hair fresh out of the salon!)
Girls Night- Dinner, wine, and lots of laughing...need I say more?!
(Barefoot Moscato. Just tried this for the first time on Friday night. For the price it was surprisingly yummy. If you like slightly sweeter whites (like I do) then give it a whirl...)  
Saturday Morning Hike- The rain was nice enough to break for long enough for my 2 good friends and I to take a 1.5 mile hike. The view was amazing, the company was perfect, and I felt sooooo good afterward. 
(View from our hike)
SuperBowl Party- The food was delicious, the company was wonderful, and we found out that when the SAINTS go marching in-----THEY WIN!!!! Such a good game!!!! They had me worried after the first half but they really came out fired up for the second half and boy did they take care of business! The two point conversion and the interception touchdown had me jumping up and down and screaming like a crazy woman. And Drew Brees crying while holding his adorable baby boy after the game just melted my heart.

So on all of those positive notes I am already feeling much better and am definitely ready for another week.

Hope your having a great Monday!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Weekend Plans and Superbowl

This week has been a pretty regular week. I had work all 5 days. Tuesday night my husband and I did our normal duty of running the youth group at our church. Wednesday we had our weekly coed softball game (WE WON of course!!!!). Yep a pretty regular week. And for me a pretty regular week means a pretty dang busy and hectic week SOOOOO I am definitely ready for the weekend!!!

Tonight I am having a much needed girls night with my sister and some of our close friends at my house. On the menu is this delicious Grilled Chicken and Potatoes with Garlic and Oregano Vinaigrette that has gotten very happy reviews when I have made it in the past. Since it is raining today I will probably just cook the potatoes and chicken inside instead of on the grill. I think it will taste mostly the same (hopefully). On the agenda is enjoying some wine, sitting around and catching up on life, and watching a chick flick of some sort. It should be a great starter to the weekend!!!! 
(This recipe is super easy and super yummy!!!)

Other plans for the weekend include getting my hair done (I think I am going for it on the bangs!) and a Superbowl party at our place.  
 I come from a huge football family and I would have to say that it is my favorite sport to watch by far. I am a little sad to see it go already. Watching baseball is not nearly as exciting in my opinion. But I am excited for funny commercials and hopefully a good game. 
(I know now you're thinking "oh she's one of those bandwagon fans" but in my defense I have honestly liked the Saints since I went to New Orleans in 2001. When they got Drew Brees I began liking them even more. I mean they aren't my beloved Chargers but generally as long as their not playing against the Chargers I am rooting for them.)
Aside from some appetizers (stuff that I am throwing together making or that other people are bringing) I think the hubby and I are gonna make a Tri-Tip (or two) using this delicious recipe that we have. (I will try to remember to share it on here next week some time. Its another super easy and super yummy one. Yes there's a theme when it comes to me cooking. I only do the super easy and the super I will also probably make a salad of some sort (I haven't decided what kind yet) and then I am making this rice that is my grandma's recipe (also super easy and super yummy) and that I am literally in love with. It should be a day filled with good food, good company, and lots of laughs. Definitely my type of Sunday!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Your Advice is Needed!!!!

This weekend I have a much needed hair appointment. I have been debating what I should do to my hair since I am ready for some kind of change (well at least I think I At first I thought maybe it was time to go shorter BUT I have done short hair in the past and I am not really a fan and neither is the hubby to be honest. I think short hair makes my face look rounder (especially when I am currently holding on to some un-needed extra lbs right now) AND because I have a lot of hair it does this whole poofy thing that is just not very manageable. As weird as it sounds my hair is more manageable when it is longer. 
I have thought about coloring my hair because currently I am going au naturel. BUT I have always gotten tons of compliments on my hair color (some people have even thought it was dyed) and so I don't really see a point in spending the time and money to upkeep something that is good already. I would maybe consider highlights of some sort but I was thinking more along the lines of BANGS. 
I use to have massive bangs when I was a kid. My mom was a big fan of bangs. 
(Thanks to my Mom here is the start of my massive bangs-note I was a fan of pink even back
(I look like I'm in a commercial for Knotts Berry Farm circa 1989-once again note the massive bangs covering the entire forehead!!)
In 8th grade I finally decided to rid myself of the bangs that I had lived my entire life with (well the part that I could remember anyways). It took what seemed like FOREVER but I grew them out. And aside from having some layered pieces around my bang line I have pretty much stayed away from bangs ever since. I think that my reluctance to bangs may of been from kind of out of some type of
(The closest I have come to bangs since 8th grade! Also sorry for the finger in this pic-I think one of the kids at the daycare I worked at in college took this

So my blogging friends, I need YOUR help! I have told by some people that I don't need bangs because I have a small forehead. And while this I think is meant as a compliment I am still contemplating getting bangs because I think it would be a good change. 
(This is my me and my hair (or is it my hair and I) as of more recent)

Should I get bangs????? 

I want to be able to reference someone when and if I request bangs from my lovely hairgirl. Here are some possible bang reference options (if you have a better suggestion PLEASE share it):

Well thats all I could find that I thought may work. PLEASE let me know what you think!!! 
Thanks in advance! :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Weekend Recap and My Celebrity Look-Alike

So I'm back after a kind of low key weekend. I went to bed Wednesday night feeling fine and then woke up Thursday morning with no warning whatsoever in a full blown nasty cold. So much of the last few days was spent taking it easy and hoping that my cold would leave as quickly as it came. I only have 5 sick days total for the year and so I try to avoid missing work unless I am really feeling that bad.
Some of the highlights of the weekend were hanging with my Sister and our friend Staci (we had a girls night in and ate dinner and watched the DVRed SAG awards as well as the movie Julie and Julia), relaxing and having a lazy Saturday morning with the hubby and the pup, helping at and attending the Youth Group Bunco (a fun group dice game) and taco dinner fundraiser on Saturday night, and going to "Color Me Mine" with my Mom  for some girl time and the chance to paint some pretty stuff (I painted a handheld mirror that I hope to put on my makeup vanity-I will post pics as soon as I pick it up-It takes 5 days for them to "fire" it and set the paint.)
(The only thing that would have made Bunco better was if we were playing with pink dice....well and glasses of wine but hey you can't always get everything you
(This is all the choices of stuff to paint-Suffice to say it took us FOREVER to pick something out-and then it took even more time to choose what we were going to do to that something as far as design-and then even more time to choose paint colors and such.)
Quite a few people on Facebook are doing this whole celebrity look-alike(s) or doppleganger thing and I decided to bring it to my blog. The whole Doopleganger thing is actually pretty weird and scary as far as the legend goes but I guess that is neither here nor there. (Go read about it if you're interested: Doppleganger Info) Its interesting to see who everyone thinks or has been told they resemble. Some are more on (in my opinion) than others but hey everyones having fun so thats all that matters. 
I must have one of those faces that has a lot of common features because I am always having people tell me that I look familiar to them or asking me if I am related to so and so who looks like they could be my sister, brother, relative, etc. With that being said I have gotten told a look like quite a few different celebrities including Sarah Michelle Gellar, The Kardashian Sisters, and Toccara from America's Next Top Model (I am not even kidding on this one-I actually had a student tell me I reminded him of just to name a few examples. But the person that I have been told by the most people I look like is the actress (Jamie Lynn Sigler) that plays Meadow Soprano on the show The Soprano's. During the height of the shows popularity I got told this many times by friends, family, and even complete strangers. 
 Do you agree????

Anyways I am getting more and more into the blogging world. I have found some really great new blogs (well new to me) that I really enjoy reading and I am loving that I connecting with new people. Thank you for all your sweet comments. 

Have a great day!!!!!