Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday!


Thank you to everyone who links up with us each week (or almost every week)! We really enjoy reading your blogs! :)

I'm loving...
That I got to see some of my family over Father's Day weekend. Three of my five siblings were there (including my brother Mark, who I sadly don't see that often). And of course I got to see my sweet great-nephews, C and E. Hugs from them always make things better! And I got my obligatory Father's Day picture with my daddy (top left corner).


I'm loving...
This late birthday present from a sweet friend of mine. He actually emailed me a Groupon gift card so I could order it myself (he didn't have my mailing address). I LOVE it. 


I'm loving...
That I get to see my beautiful friend Micah this week- she will be in town visiting! We are going to a Rangers game while she is here (it's a day game-I promise to wear sunscreen this time). :)

Picture of the last Rangers game we were at together- in like 2012
I'm loving...
Hot tea. I've been drinking a lot of it lately. I have a cup every morning at work with my breakfast. :)


I'm loving...
This sweet dog named Murphy. I went to see a good friend of mine in the hospital last week. Murphy is a therapy dog and was making the rounds to each room to visit patients. He was so sweet. His owner said that he loves going to visit people.


I'm loving...
Meeting up with my Twitter peeps to watch Rangers games. I went to two watching parties last week. I had a lot of fun at both of them.



I'm loving...
That I was able to see my friend Diana before she moved to California. She and I used to work together, and her last day was during a week I wasn't at work. I thought I had missed a chance to say goodbye. Thankfully she was still in town for a few extra weeks so I went by to see her last Friday.


I'm loving...
Garage sales. Diana was having a garage sale and I got ALL of this stuff for an insanely low price (seriously, it's ridiculous that she didn't charge me that much). Lol. I practically have a new wardrobe (and like seven new pairs of shoes and a lot of new jewelry). 


What are YOU loving today??

XOXO!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday!


For everyone who linked up last week, I read the posts on my phone and meant to go back and comment on everyone's page from my laptop. I think I missed a few. My apologies if I missed you, I will try and go back and do that this week. :)

I'm loving..
My company. I may not love going to work everyday (because let's be honest, who does), but working for a good company and having great co-workers makes a difference if you are miserable or not at your job. Last Thursday we had a department "team-building" meeting. At a bowling alley. During work hours. And all we did was eat and bowl. And yes, we got paid for doing this. It was so much fun. I don't like to bowl (long story that involves bowling all the time as a kid), but I still embarrassed myself and bowled a few games. Now, this is the first time we've done this, so don't think it's a common occurrence. I talked to one of our directors and he's hoping to make it a yearly event though.

Some of my awesome co-workers
I'm loving...
That I successfully planned a Girl's Night Out! Last Friday night some friends and I went to the Frisco RoughRiders baseball game. It was "Full House" night. They played 90s music before the game (and during the after-game fireworks). And Dave Coulier, best known as Joey from the TV show Full House, was there to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. We had a lot of fun. And yes, we got to meet Dave Coulier (come on, you know me better than that. If there is someone famous there, I WILL get a picture with them). I have hosting a Girls Night Out (seven times) on my 101 in 1001 list. I'm going to go ahead and count this as one of them!

Thanks to Anna, Monica, and Julie for a fun night out! We were part of history that night, it was the biggest crowd in RoughRider history (11,927). Thanks to RoughRider owner Chuck Greenberg for stopping to talk to us (and take a picture).
They were rushing us through the line with Dave Coulier. He was supposed to stop signing at 9pm, but the line was still very long at that point, so he stayed for a while longer. He was really nice though.
I'm loving...
That I got to have lunch with the BFF last Saturday. We hadn't seen each other since April (we only live about an hour apart). We ate lunch at Cousin's Bar-B-Q (which is a local restaurant I had never been too.) Another thing I can cross off my 101 in 1001 list!


I'm loving...
That I got to see Jurassic World with my friend Robyn on Saturday night. I personally enjoyed the movie. I don't think a movie will ever top the original Jurassic Park, but this one was definitely better than the two other movies in the series. And having Chris Pratt in the movie didn't hurt. ;)


I'm loving...
My Texas Rangers. They are doing a lot better than anyone (including myself) thought they would be at this point in the season. I went on Sunday and had a lot of fun. I got to see my friend and former neighbor Donny, who was in town from North Carolina. He is married to the wonderful and lovely Katie (I actually helped introduce them). :) The giveaway item on Sunday was an Elvis Andrus garden gnome (it's a little scary looking, but most gnomes are). Lol. The only downside is that I forgot to put my sunscreen in my purse, so the 40 minutes my seats were in the sun caused me to end up with a lovely sunburn. This particular game ended in a loss, but thanks to a Rangers homerun in the 2nd inning, we received a coupon for a free Grand Slam meal at Denny's. My friend Monica and I went after the game for dinner. I think the waiter felt bad about my sunburn because he let me keep my coupon and didn't charge me for my meal. :) 

All a girl needs is baseball and friends... :)
I'm loving...
This After-Sun Replenishing Gel from Mary Kay. It is working wonders on my sunburn. It cools it, and doesn't leave my skin all sticky like aloe does (it actually is keeping my skin very soft). I hope that it helps me not to peel because I don't burn and tan. I burn and peel. Like a snake. Or one of those aliens on the TV show V).

For the record, I haven't cut my hair. I posted this on Facebook and had many people ask me that. It's just the shorter layers are showing in this picture. The rest of my hair was behind my burnt shoulders. :)

I hope everyone is having a great week! What are you loving today?
XOXO!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday!


Is it just me, or are the days flying by this year? I can't believe it's JUNE! Good grief, time needs to slow down some. Thanks again for stopping by for What I'm Loving Wednesday! :)

I'm loving...
That I got to see my favorite T-ball player last week. The hour and a half drive was worth it to see him play a great game. And I also got hugs from both him and his dad (my bestie). :)


I'm loving...
Meeting up with friends that I don't see that often. Last week my friend Joe and I celebrated our friend Becky's birthday with her! :) It was great to see both of them! We usually keep up with each other via Facebook. We promised to get together again soon.


I'm loving...
Late birthday lunches. My team took me out last week for a very late birthday lunch (better late than never). :) As you can tell, I was a little piggy. I have no regrets, it was all amazing. Yes, three pickles. I love pickles. And yes, I did get Jell-O too. Lol.


I'm loving...
The newest addition to my Dick Van Dyke movie collection. I used to LOVE this movie when I was a kid. I had some Best Buy reward points that were expiring, so I used them on this gem. :)


I'm loving...
Going to the movies by myself. I used to think it was crazy to go to the movies alone, but lately, I kind of enjoy it. I usually have Friday afternoons off work, so I can catch an early afternoon show. Last week I saw Love and Mercy (the film about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys). It was a great movie. John Cusack did an amazing job. As did Paul Dano (the guy who played the younger Brian Wilson).

I didn't have time to eat lunch before going to the movies, so I was forced to get popcorn so I didn't starve. Remind me never to do that again. It cost $6.50 for this bag. That's ridiculous. Next time I'll be sure to leave enough time to get food beforehand.
I'm loving...
Two hour trips at Half Price Books. I got some gift cards for my birthday, and decided last Saturday to go put them to good use. I roamed around for basically two hours. I like when I go by myself and can just take my time looking at all of the selections. I ended up using only one gift card (which means I have to go back- darn). :)

The top left book is a Russian play that was recently translated into English. I've started it, it's...interesting. Also, I'm not a Jane Austen fan, so I thought if I read about zombies in Pride and Prejudice, I could actually finish it. Lol. And yes, I bought my first graphic novel. It was based on The Babysitters Club (my favorite childhood series- I had to get it). And the other one was only $1 and a mystery novel, so of course I had to pick it up.
I'm loving...
Road trips. I am taking one soon. I can't wait!

What are you loving today??
XOXO!