Friday, April 29, 2011


A. Age: 25, soon to be 26

B. Bed size: Queen - I always had a full size bed, but TC came with a queen bed, so I upgraded.

C. Chore you dislike: Mopping - I don't mind sweeping or vacuuming or anything else like that, but I hate to mop.

D. Dogs: None right now. We do have a cat though.

E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast - I don't really feel like going without something in my tummy.

F. Favorite color: Gosh, I really like all colors, but earth tones, especially fall colors (like brown, orange, and purple) are my favorites.
G. Gold or silver: Silver!!

H. Height: 5' 7"

I. Instruments you play(ed): Piano, not as much as I would like.

J. Job title: Database Research Analyst

K. Kids: None, yet, unless you count the cat!!

L. Live: Prattville, AL

M. Mom’s name: Amelia, Mama

N. Nicknames: Never really had one

O. Overnight hospital stays: None

P. Pet peeves: People who interrupt you when speaking, rudeness

Q. Quote from a movie: May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars

S. Siblings: One younger sister

T. Time you wake up: The alarm is set for 5:15, but I usually wind up snoozing until about 6:00.

U. Underwear: Yeah...

V. Vegetables you don’t like: Green Beans

W. What makes you run late: Reference question above Time you wake up

X. X-rays you’ve had: After a wreck one time...I was really paranoid

Y. Yummy food you make: Chicken lasagna

Z. Zoo animal favorites: Giraffes, zebra, elephants


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Weekend Recap

I had a great, busy, and fun Easter weekend. Friday, at work, we had our annual Spring Fling. The university staff members come together to eat lunch and play games.

Enjoying a game of Crazy Eights!!
Friday night, I attended a paint class that was a fundraiser for our church. I really love the painting and look forward to many more.

Saturday, I actually had to come into work for a few hours, but when I got home I cooked a few things for Easter lunch. I also made an Easter craft. I love the way this turned out and I wish I had made it earlier in the season.
The materials

Not quite finished

I love it!!
Sunday morning, I went to church and some friends came with me. I was so excited about that. After church, I loaded up my broccoli salad and lemon bars and headed to TC's aunt's house for Easter lunch. We also had an Easter Egg hunt for the kids.
Hidden Egg

They were successful!!
I left from there and ate Easter dinner with my parents. It was a fun, but exhausting, weekend...which may be why I am just now getting around to blogging about it.  I hope everyone else had a great Easter weekend!


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.' "

Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.

Mark 16: 1-8

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

A-Day Adventures

Saturday morning, my MIL, Deb, and I headed to Tuscaloosa to meet TC and his daddy to watch the A-Day game.  There were so many people there.  About 92,000.  That's a lot for the spring scrimmage game, I think.  The university also unveiled the new Nick Saban statue.  It's a little weired.  I think its because his hands seem too big.  Anyway, we had so much fun.

Big Al

Hey Coach!!

Look at all the crimson and white!!

The brand new Saban statue

I hope everyone had as good a weekend as we did!!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Weekend Plans

I will be here with 101,000 of my closest friends!!

Bryant Denny Stadium
What are your weekend plans?


Monday, April 11, 2011

Things I Learned This Weekend

  1. Zumba still hurts, even after your second visit.
  2. According to WSFA, retail therapy can prolong your life. I added 8.62 years to my life this weekend.
  3. I would rather sweat to death in my house than turn on the AC.  I like to see how far I can go without turning it on.  Last year, I made it to mid-May and I hope I can make it that far again this year.
  4. Dollar Tree really does charge a dollar for everything.  Duh.  Even to get cash back from your debit card.  Thanks, but no thanks.
  5. My fingernails will break and split if I don't keep them polished.
  6. The people at are my friends.  Even though they told me it would take me until January 12, 2012 to reach my goal.
What did you learn this weekend?


Friday, April 8, 2011


Not from me...I'm trying to win one!!  Visit The Girl in the Blue Glasses for a chance to win her awesome giveaway!!  Check out her blog and see the cute crafts she makes!!

Here's hoping I win.

What's on everyone's agenda this weekend?  Tonight, I am going to watch this,

go to a Zumba class (gotta weigh in for Scaleback Alabama next week), and hopefully get around to my painting that I've been dreaming about!!  Happy Weekend!!


Thursday, April 7, 2011


For the past week, I have had a craving for a pineapple and cheese casserole.  I bought all the ingredients this weekend and made it last night.  Yum-o!!  I know some of you might be thinking "gross" but just try it.  You'll thank me later.  It is the perfect balance of sweet and salty (and cheesy - can't forget the cheese)!  I thought I would share the recipe with you.

3 (15 ounce) cans pineapple tidbits
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 tablespoons pineapple juice
8 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
30 Ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl combine pineapple tidbits, cheese, pineapple juice, flour and sugar.  
Spoon into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Top with crushed crackers and melted butter.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  • I cut the recipe in half.  This will feed me for a week!

    I may or may not have had two helpings of this.  That's okay though, because this is what I had for dinner:

    Southwest Chicken Salad with Homemade Honey Mustard dressing
    One day soon, I will tell you all about my homemade honey mustard salad dressing.  Anybody else out there having any cravings this week?  I'm looking at you Amy, with your cookie cake, and your hubby that brings you cookie cakes!!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011


Hello dear blog friends.  Sorry to neglect you all week, but I figure you don't really want to hear about how I get up, go to work, go to bed, wash, rinse, and repeat.  I think a casual Friday post deserves a bullet list:

  • I've got my blinders on today because I may be the only person on the face of the earth that did not watch Grey's Anatomy: The Musical Event last night.  I don't want to know anything about it yet.
  • On a related note, my plans for tonight include cleaning out the old DVR and catching up on shows that I missed all last week, including Tuesday night's season finale of Teen Mom 2, Grey's, and Private Practice.
  • Tuesday I attended my first Girls Night Out with the girls from my Sunday School Class.  So much fun!!  I think it is important, but hard, to have friends as an adult.  At least it was hard for me.  I was so busy working all day and going to school all night (it seemed), that I would have never had time to do something like a Girls Night Out on a Tuesday.  I am so thankful that these women are so willing to open up their homes to all of us.  I am already looking forward to next month's Girls Night Out!
  • When I finally got up this morning, Penelope the cat decided that my bed looked much more comfortable than hers.  She normally wants to go outside when she gets good and awake in the mornings, but not this morning.  I started looking for her since she normally follows me around like a shadow, but this morning she was nowhere to be found.  I finally found her curled up in my spot.
Lazy Cat
Much like last weekend, this weekend I hope to go to some yard sales, Zumba ( I MUST be crazy), and maybe, just maybe, do some crafting.  What are your plans for the weekend?