Archive | February 2014

25 Things About Me (21-25)

21) I’m a big kid at heart.

22) I’m still trying to decide what I want to do when I grow-up.  (Hopefully soon.)

23) I have a great group of friends and I’m thankful for them everyday.

24) I sometimes wonder what it would be like if Hollywood would remake “Gone With The Wind”.

25) I never dreamed I would travel to South Dakota once in my life let alone twice and fall in love with it’s beauty.  I feel it is a trip you have to do at least once.  Hopefully this summer we will be making our third trip.

25 Things About Me (16-20)

16) Over the past few years I have picked up an obsession for purchasing cookbooks and aprons.

17) I discovered I really like the taste of champagne, especially peach, this year.  (Something I tried for my 30th Birthday)

18) I am fascinated by the Civil War and love Antebellum homes.

19) If I’m in Nashville the Grand Ole Opry is a must for me.  I love the tradition of the Opry.

20) I think you are never too old to go to Disney World!

25 Things About Me (11-15)

11) My new-found obsession on TV is “Castle”

12) I’m not the same person I was 4 years ago.  I’ve come out of my shell a lot in the last 4 years.

13) I have a picture of Rhett Butler on my bedside table.

14) I thought turning 30 would freak me out more than it did.

15) My favorite modern country song is “Redneck Crazy” song by Tyler Farr.  I love the video for it too!  The waiter’s are really hot!  I think it is really cool that he turned 30 this year too.

25 Things About Me (6-10)

6) I am a hopeless romantic.  I believe in love at first sight and fairy tale endings.

7) Even my prescription eyeglasses, reading and sun, are Vera Bradley.

8) I was the only granddaughter of twelve grandkids on my mom’s side.

9) I love everything about the Outer Banks of NC.  To me that is a little piece of paradise.

10) It was Danielle Steel’s “Message From Nam” that sealed the deal for me wanting to be a writer.

25 Things About Me (1-5)

1) My first celebrity crush was Aaron Boone.

2) My favorite comfort food is rice and gravy.  White rice with white pepper gravy.  So Good!

3) One of the things on my bucket list is to go to the Hamptons.

4) I prefer older country music to the modern country music.  No one could sing a love song like Conway Twitty.

5) I can quote “Gone With The Wind” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”.

What a Day/Night In Daytona

Last night Dale Earnhardt Jr. did something in his career that his father was not able to do in his, win a second Daytona 500.  It was an interesting day in Daytona.  The day/race started off perfectly, but turned a little sour.  After about 38 laps the rain came and soaked the track.  It was after 8:30 last night before the race got restarted.  What was supposed to be a day race ended up being a night race under the lights.  And what a night race it was!  After the red flag was lifted and the green flag was given for the first time it seemed to be the Dale Earnhardt Jr. show.  The 88 car lead the most laps and battled multiple cars on multiple restarts to gain the victory.  A few late race multicar accidents set the tone for the race  But in the end it was the 88 Chevrolet of Dale Earnhardt Jr. that crossed the start/finish line first when it counted most.  congratulations Dale Jr and the 88 team.

The Return of The #3

It is going to be bittersweet today watching the number 3 back on track and leading the field to the green flag in the Daytona 500.  I think it has been enough time but it is still going to be odd seeing the number 3 back on track.  Austin Dillon has some big shoes to fill driving that number.  It will be interesting to see how he does but getting the pole for the Daytona 500 was a big first step.

Favorite Time Of Year

It’s my favorite time of year!  Jimmie, Dale, Kasey and the boys are back at the track!  Saturday night watching the Sprint Unlimited hearing those engines roar was like music to my ears!  It has been a long, cold, wait since November.  To me the Daytona 500 means spring is right around turn 4.  It’s going to be an interesting season, especially with the changes to the chase this year.  I can’t wait to see who comes out on top not only Sunday in the Daytona 500 but also at the end of the year.  Will it be Jimmie Johnson?  Will it be Dale Earnhardt Jr.?  Or will it be somebody else?

Valentine’s Day

Love and Hearts

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.  Let me jump up and down with joy.  It’s just another Hallmark Holiday.  Restaurants will be packed, there will be a sea of red everywhere you go, and the amount of flowers sent, wow!  Last evening I was in a local grocery store and the tables and tables of flowers waiting to be purchased for tomorrow was astonishing.  My plans for tomorrow;  first I will go to work, where I will be wearing all black because I am just not in the red mood for tomorrow.  After work I will come home and spend some time with my new favorite man, Castle.  There will be a glass of champagne along the way as well as some time spent with two of my favorite men, Ben and Jerry, Chunky Monkey is a Valentine’s Day must.  Then I will curl up with a tall, dark, and handsome man, but his name will depend on what book I chose to read.  And I may spend a little time with my favorite man, Rhett Butler.

Update

As I sit here and write this the latest round of snow is slowly melting away outside and the South is getting hit by a second snow/ice storm.  This year winter is hitting us really hard and I am so ready for it to be over.  I need sun and a little warmer weather.  Since it’s been a while since I last write I thought I would provide a few updates…

1) I am officially 30!  And turning 30 really wasn’t as bad as I thought it was.

2) We have booked our Disney Vacation to Celebrate my 30th and I have made plans to “eat my way through Disney”!

3) My favorite 5-year-old is now a Big Sister!  In December her baby brother was born.  (He will be getting his first set of Mickey Ears from Disney when we go!)

4) My charm bracelet has gotten a little more character!  Especially a cute little frog prince!

5) I have started another blog, a special one to remember my 31st year by.  If you would like to check it out here it is http://mythirtyfirstyear.wordpress.com/

 

Thank you for reading and new post are coming very soon.  Here’s to a good a good year!