Updates from the O-HI-O state

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Bad Choice

Even as an adult I seem to have the same childhood struggle with my eye's being bigger than my stomach. Today I was really craving a shamrock shake from McDonalds and my mind was set on the large. I thought; "go big or go home". Well I did a little of both.....I went big and went straight home quickly ....my stomach has been upset and hating me all evening :(

Moral of this story....Don't go big just go home.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hurry Spring, Hurry!!

Reason number 5,782 why spring NEEDS to hurry up! We had a snow day on Friday and since I was home...I had the pleasure, nightmare of snow blowing.  

2 hours later the driveway was clear and I needed a drink...or two!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Axxium Nails

I often feel more of a lady when I have a fresh manicure, I love how my nails look when they shine with color! However, that feelings lasts only a short time (2days) with a regular manicure :(   BUT, I have been turned onto OPI's Axxium gel polish!  Now that loving feeling lasts for 14 days!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

snow, snow and a little more snow

The past week has had been in the 50's, even reaching the 60, which is way above average for February in Ohio. However, today the above average came to a halting STOP with a winter storm advisory!?!?!?  So much for the groundhog theory of an early spring. As we sat inside, next to a fire, this is what it started to look like outside....

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Let's Play

When I get home from work, Riley only wants to play! She climbs into my lap and stares me down, until I toss the frisbee for her. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dirty little secret

More of a guilty pleasure than a dirty secret of mine is watching the Real Housewives. At this point I don't have a preference but over the weekend it was Beverly Hills, reunion. Tim thinks the show is total trash and claims he can't stand when I watch it. YET, today when he was SUPPOSE to be reading a journal article I caught him watching the Real Housewives reunion. I secretly took photos for proof....shhhhshhhhh

**Next month we won't have cable any longer so I am getting my fill now**

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's day in our house is really  not that big of a deal. We usually go out to dinner and when Tim comes home he usually has flowers of some sort. I appreciate my husband very much he is usually thoughtful and sweet. This year I didn't expect dinner or flowers until after valentines day (we had discussed celebrating later in the week). Tim has been especially busy over the past week, with a grant proposal deadline on Tuesday, however when I came home from work this is what I found!!! 

 I had been dropping hints about this...but I didn't think he was listening. Turns out I was wrong. Thanks Honey!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mr. Fix it!

My nephew is boy to the core. He is the fix it, build it, play in it and even pretend to fix it child.  For Christmas he received a power tool kit, complete with goggles. Since then he has been fixing everything in sight.
Here he is fixing grandpa's glass door and repairing the dinning room table.

He is too cute with his goggles on!!

He'll make a great husband one day.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Old Days

I rarely think of myself as old, being under 30 after all. But after today I am beginning to rethink how others see me.  One of my students asked me with a very serious tone and look; what games people played in the old days? I asked him how I should know the answer and he quickly responded with "well its when you grew up!"

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lia Sophia anyone?

I am hosting a jewelry party! Check it out online and let me know if you want to order anything or if you are interested in attending the party. The in house party is February 19th, 2011, show closes on February 23rd.

** All lia sophia jewelry has a life time guarantee**

Groupons and Tackling the Tower!!

CHECK IT OUT! I have found a great website for groupons in and around the area. This is for all my frugal friends  out there. Its wonderful and I have already purchased a online photo album for only $15, but worth $50.00 in credit. Can't beat that, great for Christmas photo cards next year. Yeah, that is a little too much planning ahead but at least I will have saved.

For follow up on the stair climb. We did it!! We tackled the towers, yay!! It may have been the most painful 8mins of my adult life, but at least its done.

After the race a few of us went out to eat at a great little cafe' and on a telephone pole this was posted;
Did you read the cons: cystic acne, sloth-like...this guy may want to re-evaluate not only his friends but the quality of women that will be responding to this posting. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Well not quite yet but soon enough. I booked our Florida trip to visit with Tim's grandparents. We are excited and very eager for a real vacation no more staycations.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blood Oranges?!?!

The school I work in is participating in a fresh fruits and vegetable snack program. Four days a week fresh fruits or veggies are given to our kids as a mid day snack. This year we have had; oranges, clementines, green beans, green peppers, apples, grapes, strawberries, bananas; and a variety of others. Today, however we had blood oranges and I'm sure you can guess how the kids responded to the name alone. I have never eaten blood oranges before today but I think it is pleasing to my pallet. A bit sweater than an orange with a hint of raspberry, yummy, yummy! I am not sure what season blood oranges taste the best but I plan to do my research. Here are a few photos of what my blood orange looked like.