Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Fruits of My Labor

I planted two tomato plants back in May and have thusfar been pretty unsuccessful in actually having any tomatoes to eat. I checked my plant this afternoon and I had these tiny cherry tomatoes waiting for me!
It's actually kind of sad. The plant was about 6 inches tall when I planted it and now I think it MIGHT have grown to a whopping 18 inches? Maybe! I don't think my plants are getting enough sun, but I don't have anywhere else to put them. The joys of apartment living!

p.s. Excuse the blurriness of the photos. I left my camera at Jeremy's and now I'm relying on my camera phone! :)

Friday, July 27, 2007

A Budding Artist!?

I went to an art class last night and painted this:

It's called, "Abstract Violins" and I think it turned out really well. I painted along with the instructor (and about 50 other people) as she showed us exactly what to do. It was so much fun! I think I might even buy myself some paints and canvases this weekend and see what I can come up with!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I'm Finished!!

I finished reading HP7 last night. I am happy and feel completely satisfied with the ending, but really sad that the whole saga is over.

I think that's the fastest I've ever read a book. It took me three days - a lot longer than others I know! :)

Monday, July 23, 2007


I took an entire week off from work last week. I've never done that before! Not since college have I enjoyed an entire week of not having to set an alarm clock or be anywhere by a certain time. It was GREAT! Jeremy took last week off, too and we did some work around his house.

Here is the Master Bath before:

And after:

Jeremy and his bro-in-law laid new ceramic tile and I helped paint and stain the cabinets. It's not all put back together yet, but it is much improved!

We also painted his Living Room and Dining Room. Here's the living room before:
And after:

Not a drastic change, but a change nonetheless!!

We also laid tile in the Guest Bathroom, painted the shutters and the front door, and I potted some really pretty flowers (if I do say so myself!)

New tile in the Guest Bathroom:

New RED front door:

New flowers on the front porch:

We DID get to have a little fun at the end of the week, too! Friday morning we headed to Atlanta and went to the Georgia Aquarium, a Braves game, and spent Saturday riding roller coasters at Six Flags.

Here's a pictures of Jeremy and me at the Braves game and the Friday Night Fireworks after the game:
Now I'm ready for a vacation from my vacation!

Monday, July 9, 2007

I Scream, You Scream....

...we should all be screamin' for this stuff. It's Edy's Loaded "Frozen Dairy Dessert" and it's SO good. Only 110 calories and 3.5 grams of fat - this, I can handle!

I've only tried the Cookies N' Cream so far, but
seriously, it's really good. I'm eating some now! :)

100 Things...

Well, no one really "tagged" me to do this, but in my nosey blog reading I've been seeing people post 100 things about themselves. So, here we go...

1. I am so non-confrontational, it's not even funny. I just assume cry than actually deal with the problem at hand.
2. I am watching "Wife Swap" on ABC right now - it fascinates me.
3. I am a true "home-body." I can find lots of things at home to keep me busy!
4. I like to give myself manicures and pedicures.
5. I like to cook and then share the food with others - seeing them enjoy something I've made makes me happy.
6. I want to learn to sew!
7. I used to hate ice cream; now I love it.
8. I believe in Auburn, and love it!
9. I am trying to learn that life too short ot plan everything out, sometimes you just have to be in the moment!
10. I love my family, so much.
11. I love to sing loud in the car!
12. I enjoy singing, but don't do it often enough.
13. I listen to sports talk radio on my way to work and on my way home.
14. I'm often scared to try new things, but always glad after I do.
15. I wish I had worn my retainers when I got my braces off in the 10th grade. Maybe then I wouldn't have had to wear them again as a 23-year-old!
16. Now that I work at an insurance agency I think about the "what-ifs" in life all the time. Everyone needs life insurance!
17. I think dogs are cute, but I'm not sure I could ever own one.
18. My sister has a new kitten - I never thought I could like a cat this much!
19. I want to be a mom - someday.
20. I loved singing in a choir as a teenager and wouldn't trade those memories for anything.
21. I love my friends, but I'm not good at keeping in touch all the time.
22. I am a true introvert - I really need time alone to recharge.
23. My mom and sister are 2 of my best friends.
24. I can't wait to be a homeowner - one day.
25. I only feel truly "myself" around a select few people.
26. I have never had a huge circle of friends and I'm ok with that now.
27. I wish I had stuck with piano lessons longer than 4 years.
28. I try to "multi-task" but I really think I end up getting less done when I do.
29. I love being on the lake with Jeremy - it makes me happy.
30. I like being anywhere with Jeremy - it makes me happy.
31. I am way too excited about the new Harry Potter movie and book. I didn't think I would like the series as much as I do.
32. I have read "To Kill a Mockingbird" probably 10 times.
33. I need a new series of books to read after Harry Potter - any suggestions?
34. I am very clumsy.
35. I used to hate being tall, but I am learning to like it more.
36. Eating a low-carb diet really makes me feel healthy, but I don't stick with it all the time.
37. I ran the Country Music Half-Marathon in 2006. I am hoping to do it again in 2008.
38. I went to Talladega Superspeedway for the first time last April - and now I follow NASCAR.
39. I am quiet when I first meet someone and I think that's often mistaken for snobbiness.
40. I am trying to be less shy around new people!
41. I really like reality TV, but wish I didn't.
42. I think Terry O'Quinn (John Locke of LOST) is a gorgeous man.
43. I want to give up Diet Coke(s), but I'm not sure if I can do it!
44. I am trying to be more concerned with being "healthy" than being "skinny."
45. I like to wear dresses and flip-flops in the summer.
46. I played my first 9 holes of golf on July 4, 2007 - it was not pretty.
47. I have to decide what I'll wear to work the night before.
48. I collect teapots, but I don't like to drink hot -tea.
49. My mom's roast with carrots and potatoes is my favorite meal in the world.
50. I believe Saltine crackers have healing powers.
51. I am trying to become a runner, but it's hard!
52. I like to watch sports, but lots of the time I have no clue what's going on.
53. I have a hard-time sitting still when I'm at home.
54. I get distracted easily.
55. I don't like it when people think they are better than everyone else.
56. I think I'm funny.
57. I really, really, really like watching TV - especially with friends!
58. I like it when I can successfully get a stain out of my clothes.
59. I think Jo, the Supernanny, is a genius!
60. I worry too much.
61. I like to keep a journal, but I'm not very good at it. It's great to go back and read the things I've written over the years.
62. I like that as I've gotten older, I've gotten more comfortable with myself.
63. I like to ride roller coasters.
64. I hope to has LASIK surgery in the next three years or so.
65. Loneliness scares me.
66. I love hymns and it saddens me that so many churches are getting away from "traditional" style worship.
67. I don't like watermelon or cucumber.
68. I enjoy going to new restaurants, but like going with someone who's been there before.
69. I read labels at the grocery store.
70. I REALLY like pizza. I had it for lunch and dinner today - the South Beach variety, thank you!
71. I have learned lastely to only do things that I really want to do. Life is too short to do things just because other people want you to.
72. Nashville will always be "home" to me.
73. I hope to find a job that I feel passionate about someday.
74. I like to be in my bed by 10:00 most every night.
75. I miss my grandmother.
76. I wish I lived closer to my family.
77. I hope that Jeremy is the man I will marry - I'm almost 100% positive he is! :)
78. I miss my friends from high school.
79. I miss being a college student.
80. I am trying to learn to appreciate this "being an adult" thing.
81. If I had the money to have plastic surgery, I think I would.
82. When I get disappointed or things don't turn out as I'd planned it takes me a good while to recover.
83. I hold grudges.
84. I wish I didn't.
85. I like to have a fan on when I sleep.
86. I enjoy having pictures of friends and family all around.
87. I can't wait to have my own house to decorate!
88. I like black and white photography.
89. My glasses are pretty darn thick - it's embarrassing.
90. I wear them anyway.
91. My favorite outfit is jeans, a tee-shirt, and flip-flops.
92. I like to wear high-heels, but often feel too tall in them.
93. I have clothes in my closet that I've never worn - that's bad!
94. I don't like to sleep too late. It makes me feel like I've wasted the day.
95. I bought new tennis shoes on Saturday that I love.
96. I still get scared of the dark.
97. I hope that there is lots of travel in my future.
98. My feelings get hurt very easily.
99. I really like chocolate! Hard, fruity candy - not so much.
100. I like to wear my glasses when I go to the movies.

Ok, so who's up for the challenge now??? :)