In keeping with past practice I feel it's only fair to share with ya'll that our house is still on the market and we are still having showings all the time. That being said, I am STILL hiding laundry and stuff in my car for these showings!
Old habits die hard...
My BFF in Texas whom I've mentioned before has the cutest daughter in the world. Well her birthday was the first week in August and her present is sitting on my counter waiting for me to take it to the post office. #auntfail
I'm done with summer. I'm ready for fall and Christmas. Bring on cooler weather. I've already started burning fall candles.
I generally can't stand Nicki Minaj. But I'm a fan of the song she did with David Guetta "Hey Mama". Not the words because they are odd but the beat. I feel like I'm 17 blasting the song either the windows down. Hahah
I'm seriously obsessed with Starbucks Mango Black Tea. I drink one a day. Usually. And they aren't cheap. But I don't give a damn.
On our recent trip to Rehoboth Beach Delaware, we got m&m covered chocolate covered pretzels. When we were waiting to eat dinner one night and I was starving so I housed two of them whole ted was putting our name on the waiting list.
I fall asleep every night thinking about what I'm going to do in our new house. Like, every single night. It's what I fall asleep to after watching full house reruns.
I hate cleaning the bathroom. And I'm bad at it and probably don't do it good enough. Our next house has 2. So when we move in, I'm gonna need my mom to come show me the proper way to do that. I should know this at 33 years old and married.
Lately I've been really recognizing people in my environment and how they interact
(or don't) with one another.
And I've taken a serious step back to re-assess my own life.
Too often I find myself looking at my phone and not up.
I realized I was wasting so much time looking at the news feed on Facebook, that I didn't even realize that I was missing actual face to face interaction with the people in my life.
So I deleted my Facebook account.
3 weeks ago.
And I couldn't be happier. If you want to see me come over or call me.
Sure, I miss seeing pictures, but in reality, if you are someone important in my life chances are I've seen you in real life and not just the picture on a website.
While I can say that Facebook is both wonderful and evil, I personally have grown out of the need to have it.
Why do I care what some guy I graduated high school with and haven't seen or talked to since then for that matter, is doing?
Why is it my business that a girl who lived on the street where I grew up is at the gym then going to lunch with her girlfriends?
I mean, it's just NOT information that matters in or affects my life.
I still have Instagram, but that's just pictures.
I only follow a few people so it only take a minute or two to check that out.
I just found myself being consumed by social media and got sick.
I've also noticed people in public.......
In the waiting room at the doctor, no one is aware, EVERYONE is looking at their phone.
While driving, and this ticks me off SO bad
While stopped at a light.
While waiting in line at Starbucks.
While waiting in line at the grocery store.
While waiting in line ANYWHERE for that matter.
In a restaurant - I've seen couples completely ignoring each other because they are on their phones and that's just plain sad. Ted & I have rules about this kind of crap. I've seen entire families on their phones at the table in a restaurant, I mean, why is this ok? When I was a kid and my brother and I were out to dinner with my parents, we either colored on our place mats or played tic-tac-toe with our parents. We talked. We interacted with each other. It's depressing really when you think about it.
And at what age is it appropriate for a kid to have a cell phone? My thoughts now: 16 I see these 7 year olds with phones and I want to puke. GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY! Color! Read! Do anything else!! Devices, iPads, iPods, phones, games....it's taking over!
Since when did we become a society that needs to CONSTANTLY be engaged ?
And when did we constantly need to be in the "know"? Before cell phones and social media life was so simple. We didn't care where people were or what they were doing. We didn't spy on people. There was less bullying Less jealousy Less craziness. Less divorce I dunno.......I feel pretty strongly about this topic. I'm old school though. Throw me in the middle of no where with nothing and I'm good. I wish I grew up in the 50's I always said I was born in the wrong decade. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for the advancements in technology for certain purposes. But when it comes to abusing it, I'm over it.
One of my all time favorite summer side dishes is this pasta salad.
I make it all the time in the summer. It's great to have for lunch the next day too.
Here is what you need:
1 box tri-color spiral pasta
2 slices of provolone cheese cut 1/2 inch thick
2 slices of genoa salami cut 1/2 inch thick
Grape Tomatoes, halved
Small black olives, pitted and halved (or buy sliced)
1 Packet of Good Seasons Italian dressing mix
Red Wine Vinegar
What you do:
Make the salad dressing as indicated - good seasons has their own bottle, so if you don't have one, pick that set up up at the grocery store. It gives you the measurements on the bottle. So make that and stick it in the fridge to set.
Next, boil your water for the pasta & toss in the pasta
While the pasta is cooking, cut the salami and cheese into small chunks.
Next, slice the grape tomatoes in half
And lastly slice the olives if you didn't get the pre sliced ones.
Once the pasta is cooked and cooled, throw all the ingredients into the bowl.
Send me an email with your address so I can ship you your prize!!
I love giving stuff away. It's so fun.
So here are a few randoms for your Tuesday.
My mom is growing the most epic sunflowers I've ever seen.
I dream about Aruba on the daily. I have steel drums and Bob Marley playing on pandora while I work. I have streaming webcams up on my screen and I legit look for cheap trips there just about everyday. #imayneedhelp #addictedtoaruba
I had this major hankering for a black and white milkshake from an ice cream place I used to go to when I was younger. So I went to get one at a different place, tasted like a melted charleston chew and was solo disappointing.
My mom also has the most epic hibiscus growing in her yard.... hi jake!
My mom makes THE BEST iced tea in the world. When I stop at her house and see a fresh pitcher I get excited.
If you don't know this movie, I feel bad for you. It's awesome. Go watch it.
Andy last and final random for Tuesday is this....