Friday Feelings V.10 ~ Moving Day

Happy Friday Feelings!
How was your week? How are YOU feeling today? I hope you're doing great and that you had a great week! Please tell me (and us) all about it!
This week has been a bit of a blur. I am moving into my new apartment today (yay) and haven't really given a 'hoot' about much else this week. I've been a bad blogger, tweeter, and swapper! I'm so sorry! Once I'm moved in a organized I'll be able to get back on the horse of it all. So, with that said, here's how I'm feeling today ~

I'm feeling ...

I'M MOVING TODAY!!!!!!!!!!! Today is the heavy duty stuff. We are unloading the storage unit into the u-haul...the u-haul into the apartment...the NEW COUCH into the u-haul...and then returning the u-hual! The rest of the weekend will be cleaning/unpacking. I'm so looking forward to having everything in its rightful place.
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New Apt before the Move-In
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At Grand when I decided that this couch was 'the one.'

I've always been the kind of person that believes everything happens for a reason. Timing is everything. Right now, everything seems to be falling into place.
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I am so grateful to my wonderful mom and dad. They let me come back home in November when I moved back to Roanoke. They are wonderful people and I'm so blessed to have them as parents. Thanks you so much mom and dad, for EVERYTHING!
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With a new place to live comes a new state of mind. I want to get healthy and fit (I know, I say this all the time), I want to quit the diet coke once and for all (again, say this all the time), and I want to write, and I want to read all of the books I currently own.
You're not really ready until you are really ready! That might not make sense to some, but it does to me. The Fit Girl's Guide started on Monday, so I'm a little late. I'm starting this bad boy on Sunday. I'm really excited.
I'm ready! 
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What about you? How YOU are feeling today?
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The Wiegands & Bright on a Budgetxoxo Rebecca, & September Farm

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Humor for your St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
See if you can spot this Irish Redhead!
(me...see if you can spot me)

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Friday Feelings V.9

Happy Friday Feelings!
How was your week? How are YOU feeling today? I hope you're doing great and that you had a great week! Please tell me (and us) all about it!
One week from today I will be moving into my new apartment and I can't wait! I've already called the power company as well as the cable company to have my internet and cable set up. I will have TV starting next Saturday! WooHoo!  

I'm feeling ...

On Saturday night J and I had our first movie night at his place. One of my all time favorite movies is Mystic Pizza and he wanted to see it. So, I made us a pizza for dinner and then watched MP on Netflix. He liked the movie a lot more than he thought he would. Such a great movie. If you haven't seen it yet, then you definitely should. It's one of Julia Roberts' first movies and a young Matt Damon even makes an appearance.I totally forgot to take a picture of our pizza, but here's a picture of us!
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On Sunday I met my parents down at the Greenway for a walk. The weather was wonderful and so pretty. It was perfect.  Mom and I went again last night. The weather, without the rain, has been amazing! Sooo great!
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Kelly Clarkson's new album is fantastic! I absolutely love it. Heartbeat Song is so catchy and I sing it all the time! The second track on her album is called Invincible and it's now my new anthem.
now i am invincible
no, i ain't a scared little girl no more
yeah, i am invincible
what was i running for
i was hiding from the world
i was so afraid, i felt so unsure
now i am invincible
another perfect storm
The lyrics just speak to me! It's actually inspired another music post for next week, so stay tuned!
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I have become a part of The Lady Writers Society. This is a group of women I met through blogging and tweeting (#LadyWriters).  It's a little club of 11 of us; most of whom live in the United Kingdom. Myself and one other lady are the only Americans. We are pen pals. We send each other little things in the actual mail. I got my first bit of #happymail this week and was so freaking excited! @Michell75088424 sent me my first little package and I loved it! Tea, chocolate, a page clip, and a lovely letter. I sent her a little something in return. There's just something about real mail that puts a smile on my face. Just the stamp alone made me happy (it's got the Queen on it).
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Yes, I'm still smitten. J's out of town this weekend (tear) visiting his best friend in Charlotte. He met me for lunch yesterday before he headed out of town. We went to this little breakfast joint in the downtown market area, Scrambled. We had attempted two other times to go, but they were closed. Look at those pancakes (his) and that french toast (mine..perfect portion size). Oh, and the cute guy I'm with.
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Today it's all about how YOU are feeling!
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The Wiegands & Bright on a Budgetxoxo Rebecca, & September Farm

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House of Cards Season 3 :: Top 10 Moments

(don't worry...i'll use  *asterisks*)

Raise your hand if you watch House of Cards. Okay, you can put your hands down now.  If you didn't raise your hand, then shame on you! It's an amazing show. Kevin Spacey is Amazing. Robin Wright is Amazing. Molly Parker is Amazing. EVERYONE IS AMAZING! Such great writing!  I finished Season 3 this week and I cannot wait for Season 4 next year.  The second season wasn't as thrilling for me, but Season 3 totally made up for it. I cannot wait to see what is going to happen.

~ Here are my Top 10 moments from Season 3 of House of Cards ~

#10 - Seeing Claire Underwood and Catherine Durant play beer pong was awesome! Especially still all dressed up from a State Dinner. Loved it!
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#9 - I was so sad last season when Freddy lost everything. Seeing him in the 4th of July line for AmWorks broke my heart. Frank Underwood might be a bastard, but at least he got Freddy a better job than washing dishes.
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#8 - This scene was super uncomfortable...for Alexi anyways. Claire really does have so much power, but it's a shame that people don't realize it. I loved how uncomfortable Alexi was in the bathroom with her. It was fantastic! You go girl!
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#7 - They thought that by kicking Ayla out of the press room they'd be 'safe.' In comes Kate Baldwin with even bigger balls than Ayla. This was a great moment when you see Frank stir in his own shit.
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#6 - You know Claire is unhappy. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. When she gets woozy from giving blood and spills out how she truly feels to Thomas Yates, it's something that is irreversible.
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#5 - Heather Dunbar announces her run for President. Eat that Frank Underwood. I would vote for her over you any day!
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#4 - Even better, Jackie Sharp endorses Dunbar. She screwed Frank. But then again, Frank screwed her big time. Don't f*** with the ladies. We watch out for each other, even if we're enemies. That's how we do it!
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I love Molly in the role of Jackie Sharp. I worked with her, as her stand-in, on Swingtown when I lived in Los Angeles. She is very talented and I'm so glad that she's found a show that is great for her. I hope she's in future seasons of House of Cards. Maybe Dunbar will appoint her to something big so that we can still see her (if she wins that is)!

#3 - This is my little Doug Stamper montage. As a sober person, I would never wish a relapse on anyone, no matter the consequences. However, this is FICTION and Doug is an A**HOLE, so I'm glad he got his shit all messed up. He deserved it. Part of me really felt sorry for Doug this season. Frank pretty much brushed him off and ignored him. When Doug went to work for Dunbar I was so excited and hoped that Frank would really get it. Come to find out that Doug is just obessed with Frank.
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#2 - Can we all say it together: "FRANK UNDERWOOD IS A CLOSETED GAY MAN" Goodness gracious! Part of me really wanted something to happen in this scene with Frank and Thomas. I really wanted Claire to walk in on them. Frank can't even f**k his wife while looking her in the eye like she demands. No wonder he was so into the threesome with Meechum last season.  Frank and Meechum probably have a little thing going on on the side there in the White House.
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#1 - Women everywhere are cheering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Claire is leaving Frank. This is the very last moment in season three, so we'll see where season four begins. I really hope she sticks to her guns. It's going to make his run for 2016 Presidency very interesting. Frank deserves every ounce of hell that he gets.
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I did warn you about spoilers, so if you read this w/o finishing season three it's your own fault. House of Cards brings out the potty-mouth side of me, so apologies there. Although, I did warn you about that too.

*Happy Wednesday*

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Music Memories

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I love this link up with Mia and Shelly! Today our prompt is the picture above and the question,
"Which song brings back memories for you and why?"

It was not easy for me to pick just one song. There are so many songs that bring back memories. Mostly songs from when I was much younger. Like this one by Debbie Gibson. I remember listening to Lost In Your Eyes in my bedroom when we lived in Urbandale, Iowa in 1989.

When I was 18 I saw 'NSYNC on their Pop Odyssey Tour in 2001. To my surprise Deborah (more mature) Gibson was the first opening act. She played the piano and sang Lost In Your Eyes and it took me back to being a kid again. I loved it!

When we lived in Latrobe, PA I was (and still am) a HUGE Mariah Carey fan. I can remember being on the front porch of our house, headphones in, walk-man in hand dancing around to You're So Cold from 1991.

Pretty much any Mariah Carey song takes me back to high school. DreamLover especially. I have a great memory of hanging out in a friend's basement the summer of 2000. There are tons of us sitting around watching VH1 (when they played music videos) and DreamLover came on. Me and another girl started singing it and just went crazy. That was a great summer! Hale was still alive and with us and we were all together. I loved that summer.

Then, of course, there is the incredible Hanson and their massive hit MMMBop from 1996.

We were visiting my grandfather in Ohio the summer that this song blew up. I remember driving separately with grandpa and mom. The song came on the radio and I turned it up so loud! Dad and Jacob pulled up next to us at a stop light and I stuck my head out the window and was singing at the top of my lungs. Oh to be a kid again :)

What songs do you love to reminisce with and why?

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Friday Feelings V.8 ~ smitten

Happy Friday Feelings!
Another great week behind me! A full work week, even with the threat of snow. I spent the whole weekend in SciFi Land with my dad and it was awesome.  I'm in the blooms of a new relationship, I got back to the gym (good thing too, because I gained a pound), started Season 3 of House of Cards (craziness) and just enjoyed life! 

I'm feeling ...

This week is Pimpin Joy Week. If you listen to The Bobby Bones Show in the morning then you know he's all about doing good for others.  I heard some amazing stories from people all around the country that are calling in and sharing how they are pimpin joy.  I love it and it's so inspirational. You still have today and tomorrow to Pimp some Joy! What will you do?
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*out of shape*
(as i eat a salad)
After three weeks of not working out, I went back on Tuesday. Man, was that tough! I probably shouldn't have stayed away from the gym for so long, but coulda woulda shoulda, right?  Marina and I are still doing our weekly weigh-ins. I gained a pound this week. I need to made some changes!

I saw a poster for the new season of Game of Thrones on Twitter this week and got SOOOO excited! It returns on April 12th! I'll be in my new apartment by then with cable and HBO. It's going to be amazing!
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Tuesday night when I got home from the gym I had a little surprise in my room. My parents were downstairs watching television and I was upstairs getting ready to take a shower. I had stripped all my gym clothes off and happened to look to my right as saw a giant spider on my bag (which was on my bed). I ran, naked, into the hallway screaming 'HOOOOOOOOOLY SHIIIIIT!!!!!' I grabbed a towel out of the closet to cover myself with and my mom comes running up the stairs. By then the black spider had hidden himself somewhere among my black coat. I didn't step foot into my bedroom until the creature had been captured. Dad came up with a jar and captured the little sucker. It was an awful experience! I HATE spiders...all sizes.
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You can see it's icky fangs!
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this is what I looked like after. it was AWFUL!

top definition on urban dictionary: to be really taken or pleased by someone
I'm totally smitten with J.
We were eHarmony matched after I'd been on it for only a week and I sent him a "smile," because I thought he was super cute and he doesn't drink.
Once he finally got a full subscription we went through the guided communication, eharm mail and texting for a couple weeks. J and I had no problems at all finding something to talk about. We have so much in common. Our eh emails just kept getting longer and longer each time we replied to the other. J said he wanted to take me out on a date and meet me. The crazy wintery weather delayed our first date (which we were both totally bummed about), but we finally met. We closed the restaurant down, but made sure to plan our next date before we went our separate ways.
Each time we'd see each other it was so much fun! Whether it be Chuck E Cheese, dinner, movie, anything, we just always had a good time.
I can talk to him about anything.
I feel comfortable with him and comfortable enough to be my weird goofy self!
I've never dated a guy with a beard or who's younger than me (just a few years, 3), but I'm totally diggin' it!
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Baseball is Right Around the Corner!

Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Just buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win, it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game.

Kasey At The Bat

I love this time of year. Spring, baseball, the Boston Red Sox! I've been a Red Sox fan for as long as I can remember. I lived in Boston when I was little and it was my favorite city growing up. Being Irish, as well, helps. Boston is full of the Irish!  When I heard that Kasey (Kasey at the Bat) & Jessa (Jessa Olson) were doing a Baseball Season Countdown link up I had to absolutely join in!  Every Thursday for the month of March there is a different theme. Today's topic is our favorite baseball memory!

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Growing up in Roanoke our neighboring city, Salem, had a minor league team called the Salem Avalanche (now they are the Salem Red Sox).  In 1997 Mill Mountain Theater was currently running the production of Damn Yankees. I was a volunteer for that show a whole bunch! Oh, and I was totally in love with one of the actors. I was a freshman in high school and totally thought I could make a gay man fall in love with me! Anyways :) It was one of MMT's summer shows and since baseball was in season at the time the cast went to a game one night. It was sooo much fun. We got a HUGE group picture with all the cast that was there and me and my two friends. I realized that the picture is in storage somewhere, so I don't have it available to scan and post. But trust me, it's great! I'm a shrimpy little high school freshman with acne all over my forehead! Haha!

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What are your favorite Baseball Memories?

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My Kind of Adventure

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I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'm not an 'outdoorsy' chick. I have nothing against the outdoors, it's pretty and all, but I'm more of an 'inside' girl. I don't like getting dirty and I especially don't like bugs. When I think of the word Adventure, being outside is the first thing I think of. I think of Indiana Jones and his many adventures.  He get really dirty and sweaty during his adventures. I looked up the word 'adventure' on Urban Dictionary and it has some pretty interesting definitions.  My favorite definition was this one:
For some it’s a new pair of underwear, a different route to work or a new pizza topping.
For other’s it’s a life threatening outdoor experience that makes life worth living.
The experience usually involves loss of digits, limbs, friends or all of the above.
A new pizza topping is definitely an adventure for me! Just like anyone else, I like to have my own little adventures. The difference between me and them is that I like to be curled up in bed or on a couch while participating. Yup, you probably already guess how I experience adventure ~ Movies and Books! What better way is there? I won't get dirty (unless I don't shower...ick) and there are zero bugs involved!

I traveled back in time to Chicago during the great fire in What the Lady Wants and I was stuck in the Glade with teenage boys (not in my wildest dreams) in The Maze Runner. Those have been the two (out of four) adventures that I've enjoyed the most this year, thus far. I still have plenty of Adventure left to experience this year.  Check out some of my future plans for 2015 ~

The Orphan Train | The Boy in the Suit Case | Gifted: A Donovan Circus Novel |  The Scorch Trials
The Discovery of Witches | The Forgotten Garden | The One and Only Ivan
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
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What is your kind of Adventure?

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