Monday, March 18, 2013


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My Weekend....

My Weekend started on Thursday. Since I work shift work I have every other weekend off. Friday thru Monday morning. So I met up with some girls I met on Meet Up.  If you have never heard of Meet Up it is groups of people with shared interests and you get together and plan events and events. I am always searching for new friends and hopefully maybe gain some close ones.. 

Anyway I met up with a few ladies that I have been hanging out with at Guappos Mexican restaurant after I got off on Thursday. These are a great groups of ladies and I love hanging out with them. We have some INTERESTING conversations.. About 15 ladies showed up and we talked, had some cocktails and some apps. It was a blast.. But the REAL fun occurred after a few of the ladies left and there was about 6 of us left. My oh My the conversations we had.... What happens at the meet up STAYS AT THE MEET UP.. LOL 

Here is a pic of all of us... 

Then on Friday Steve and I met up with my dad for dinner at Glory Days. We got there early since there were NCAA basketball games coming in at 7. And since it is a sports bar we figured it would be packed.. AND IT WAS...  The have tons of TVs around the restaurant showing Basketball, Hockey, Football, ESPN and any other sports related channel. We had a nice dinner and then went home.

There may or may not have been some of these...  

Saturday we cleaned and did laundry...... 

Then on Sunday we met up with Steve's cousin and her boyfriend. We met them at Maggianos Little Italy in Tysons Galleria. It is a delicious Italian restaurant. We had a blast catching up with them. I ordered the four cheese ravioli and it was HUGE!! And when you order the classic pasta you get another pasta to take home. So we got the Lasagna for Steve to eat today for lunch. It was amazing. And it was a great deal.. Both for 12.95. And they were generous portions too.  

On the way home we stopped at Baskin Robbins for Ice Cream... It was YUMMY... 

We had an eventful weekend and enjoyed it fully. Have a great week!!!! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bad Day.....

I have a stressful job... I am a 911 Dispatcher. I take 911 calls, non-emergency calls, animal control calls, EMS calls, the list goes on and on. You name it I have probably heard it. And even somethings you never would think people would call for. I have been a dispatcher for almost 12 years. Until yesterday I have never wanted to quit on the spot. Not because I don't like it but I had a really rough call yesterday.  

I was taking Emergency calls and received a phone call from a male who stated he had just bought a gun and wanted to kill himself. I asked him where he was and he told me. I gathered his name and phone number and then he tells me he is going to put the phone down and then shoot himself.   I attempted to keep him on the phone and then I hear a gunshot. Then silence... Meanwhile I am looking for my supervisor to assist me and I hear him in the background cussing. He then gets back in the phone telling me the gun jammed and he is not injured.. Thank God.  I know nothing about guns but when a gun jams are you even able to fire? Because I definitely heard a gun shot. I can still her it now as I am typing.

My supervisor and I talked to him while the officers were setting up to take him into custody. He was highly agitated and did not want us asking him questions. He stated he did not want help and only called 911 so we could find his body. He then tells us that the round  I heard went into the bed. I wonder if the gun ever really jammed and he just missed or did not even try to him himself.. Once the officers were in place we had him go outside. The whole event took 20 min from when I took the call to when he was in custody. 

That is a call I NEVER want to take again but unfortunately I might. I am glad he got the help he needed, and I hope he takes it, But I am still slightly pissed that he decided to ruin my day but attempting to kill himself with me on the phone. I understand people in that situation are not looking outside themselves, but if he did not want help he did not need to call. But I am glad he did so we could get him help.

Anyway, thanks for reading this as I needed to put this down so I was not swimming in my head.

I promise next post will be more happy...

Until next time.....


P.S. After I posted this I recieved a call from a female asking if the time had changed... Really??? Seriously I cannot make this stuff up.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday!

Hello to all my new followers!!!! I hope I do not bore you all! I am trying to post everyday and I am fairly new at this so.. please bear with me!!! 


Its that time again!!!! I once again had a rough week and did poorly. I did however weigh my self today and I have lost 1 lb of the 3 I gained over the weekend... So there is that. 

My husband has decided he is going to do Insanity.  He started it on Monday and was too sore yesterday to do it.. LOL I told him you can't just do Insanity from being as couch potato and not have it hurt. But good for him for starting it.. I am going to attempt to do it with him... I will do what I can and see what happens.... 

I am working on putting 100% into becoming a better me... I am still having some issues with willpower but I am willing to do it for myself.  Last night I worked on making a goal chart like this one. So for I have only done the weight countdown... I think I might make it a poster? Not too sure yet... I totally need something to motivate me!! 

Until Tomorrow!!! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Yet another link-up -- Dog Moms!!

Ok here I am doing YET another link up. But I had to do this one since I love my dog!! Sometimes more than my husband... LOL.


Hi I'm Gracie. And I am a Shih Tzu who sometimes thinks I am a bigger dog. I am the princess at least that is what my mommy says.  lol. I mean look at my face!!!!

Gracie climbing over the sofa!

Hello there!

Peeky Pookie

Seriously mommy.. stop taking my picture...

Lisa & Gracie the day after we brought Gracie home

This is the day after I was brought home.

Gracie in her Phillies Jersey

Representing the Phillies!!

Gracie Sleeping

Good Night <3>

Dating Disasters....


Today I am linking up with Allie and Brin for our dating diasters... This is one I wish I could forget..... It occured in 1997... (yes I am old...)

Back in the late 90's when AOL was uber popular there was a feature called a Member Profile. It was just info about you. They still have it but since AOL was the only thing going on at the time (way before Facebook, Myspace, Twitter..etc) that was how we comunicated. Anyway I was always bored and in the chat rooms and met some INTERESTING people. Well I had a guy who lived near by me who asked to meet up and go to the movies. I had just broken up with my first "real" boyfriend and I was looking to get back out there. So I met him at the mall to see "Face Off" the Nick Cage and John Travolta movie. He seemed nice and funny and we had a good time during the movie. So afterwards we were sitting in my car talking and he decided that he wanted to upzip his pants and show me his penis.. I was like WTF weirdo. Seriously why in the hell would I want to see that after just meeting you? I told hm to get the F' out of my car or I was calling the police. 

Shortly after this I met my now husband on AOL. (that is ANOTHER story for later) The pervert boy kept contacting me and trying to see me again. I told him to leave me alone and he wouldn't. My husband Steve finally had to tell him to go away. He finally got the hint. 

Thank god I met Steve and no longer have to deal with perverts. LOL

Monday, March 4, 2013

$200 Target GC Giveaway!!!

One of my favorite bloggers Desirae invited me to be a part of this huge giveaway. How awesome is that!!!  Hope you guys have fun, and enjoy meeting all of the lovely ladies participating! 

Hello ladies and gents. The time has arrived! I am so grateful for these wonderful ladies and their participation in the giveaway. 
I decided in February that since I was a little behind on things and MIA in the blogging world, that I wanted to do something big for March! And here we are. I can't believe this is the first day of March. I feel like this year just started! 
But anyways,
We all came together and are giving away several prizes!
First of which is... drum roll...
You read that right, $200 Target gift card!

 I can't believe it! 
Also, up for grabs,
A gorgeous silver double heart bracelet from 5th Ave boutique, from Kelly @ Sparkles and Shoes ($25 value)

Advocare Herbal Cleanse from Amy @ Living in Fast Forward ($30 value)
I've heard GREAT things about this cleanse. One of my FAVE bloggers, Mama Laughlin, has done one recently! 
$5.00 Starbucks gift card from Fotini @ Glamorous Bride

Set of Luxe Knotted Hair Ties from Leah @ Lovely Life of Leah

Kelsey @ Keeping up with Kelsey is giving away a Scentsy bar from her stash!

 Heather @ Spunky Real Deals is giving the winner a $10 Lush gift card. 

There is also some ad space up for grabs!
>Large Ad Space (220x220) for 60 days on Beauty Flawed
>30 day (200x200) ad space from Glamorous Affordable Life
>6 months of "Flippin' Fabulous" Ad Space (value: $60) on Danielle Marie and Katrina on Provocative Manners
>Small Ad Space ($12) on Wifessionals
>Emily @ My Uncharted Territory  is also giving away a Sponsored Post
That is a crap load of stuff, you guys! Now meet these lovely ladies!

Make sure you check out these blogs, and enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win ALL of these goodies! Winner will be varified.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Liebester Award!!!!!!!

I was nominated for a Liebester Award by Kaitlyn!!

Here are the questions I was asked to answer.. 

1) If you were a super hero what powers would you have? I'd like to be able to cure Cancer. 

2)  Have you ever been on TV? Yes at Baseball Games but you would not know it unless you knew I was there.

3) If you could spend one day in someone else's shoes, who would it be and why? Pink. She is amazing and awesome!! 

4) If we got to spend an entire day together, what would we do? I would take you to all the monuments in DC

5) What is your favorite book and why? The Notebook ~ It is a great love story and makes me cry everytime!

6) What inspires you? People who are faced with challenges that might make most people give up, face it head on!

7)  Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully having a family of my own and happy.

8) If you could change anything from the past would you? Yes, I would have done better in HS school..

9) Favorite Christmas Memory? Getting engaged....
10)What is your favorite movie and why? The Notebook... Same reason as above! Plus it has yummy Ryan Gosling in it.

11) If you could be any character from a movie, book, play, etc. who would you be and why? Nora in Step Up. I love to dance and I would get to dance with Channing Tatum.


Thanks So much for nominating me kaitlyn!!!