Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
The only downfall to this experience is the cleaning. Who am I kidding? Making my bed didn't matter when I was ten and it still doesn't matter to me now. The only reason things get done around here is because I know Layne cares. Now I have more incentive though. Things could get interesting around here. I'm secretly wishing the situation will bring about some new lifestyle changes. I'll keep you posted.
And no... sorry to get your hopes up. We aren't moving back to Louisiana at this time in our life. I'm a housewife, and soon to be full time student. We haven't committed to living anywhere next, but the hubs is eyeing up downtown. TBD...
What would a girls week be if we didn't get our shopping in? So we headed to Ulta, where the girls were able to pick out nail polish and lip gloss. After that, we went back home and did manicures, and watched our new movie for a second time.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
After the parade, we progressed to the block party on Greenville. We grabbed lunch at Cafe Brazil, and then decided to head home. After a quick shopping trip (for the husband to get new sunglasses... and a tie, and pants, and new kicks) we headed home for a late afternoon nap.
It was one of those wonderful days in Dallas when I couldn't be happier...quality time with my husband who just happens to be my best friend too. Life is good.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
As soon as I left for LSU, I started to feel that void in my life. I missed being with so many women, working together for the good of our community or school projects. It didn't take me long to figure out what I wanted. So when Zeta Tau Alpha opened its doors and offered me membership, I jumped at it. When I called my mom and Abby to tell about my decision, they hung up on me. But the sorority and the Greek system again exceeded expectations. From 2001-2006, I was surrounded by women again who had common ground, a purpose, and organization. It was another stage in life, another family of women who had touched who I was and had shaped who I am. Yes we were a social organization, but we believed in service. And our efforts to raise money for breast cancer research, awareness, and education kept us busy throughout the year.
But then college ended and the "real world" started. I felt the same void in my life, even though a I had just met an amazing man (Layne). I worked with almost all men, so the majority of my friends and acquaintances were guys. Layne has introduced me to some amazing people who have become my friends and family here in Dallas, but I still struggle with that void. I want to get together with women like me who have the time and desire to meet new people and get involved with the Dallas community. I want to know how my city is growing, what challenges it faces, and what I can do to make a difference. And now, that desire has finally come true. Today I officially got accepted to the Dallas Junior League! Opening my letter today brought me back to that moment in 8th grade when Nan gave me my balloons, and I was thrilled by the realization of the good things to come.
My first meeting is on May 4th... What a way to start off my 27th year!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
As a kid I loved Beverly Cleary's Ramona books, and the Nancy Drew series. My first adult author I got hooked on was John Grisham. I love chick lit, especially in the summer. There is more than enough work published by Nora Roberts, Barbara Delinsky, and Fern Michaels to keep me occupied while I'm catching rays over the summers. Nelson Demille, Dan Brown, Nicholas Sparks, James Patterson... the list is never ending. And everyday I can find something new and exciting to read- on my bookcase, actually. I have dozens of books still left to read.
In the past few years though, there are a couple of authors who have come out of the woodwork and left me spellbound. Oh yes, that was a cheesy reference to the magical world of Harry Potter than J.K. Rowling created (which will go down as my second favorite story ever written, second only to Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice). Then came Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. I started on a Saturday morning, and was done by Tuesday night. Layne has learned that when I get in this mood, it's best to just let me be and get my reading on, because the fantasy world created by a series of novels will consume my thoughts until I get finished reading it. It's been awhile... but I've been suckered in again. And yes... it is another series of books that were originally written for children. I'm talking about Percy Jackson and the Olympians, a five book series written by Rick Riordan.
The first book was turned into a movie that was released this year. After I saw the trailer, I was intrigued, so I requested the book from the public library. The waiting list was longer than the list for Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol." I finally caved and purchased the books when I saw them on sale at Wal-Mart... and man, am I glad I did. They haven't disappointed me. I've been whisked away into the world of the Titans, Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Apollo, Aphrodite, Athena... the list is never ending. I feel like I'm sitting in my freshman history class at Mount Carmel again, learning about the gods of Greek Mythology. I'm in my own personal heaven.
I've finished the fourth book of the series this morning, and am getting ready to start the 5th novel tonight (after the hubs falls asleep). I'm giddy with excitement, and can't wait to see how this New York Times#1 best-selling series ends! We'll see what follows after that...
Monday, March 1, 2010
My cousin Cullen who runs Cross Country for LSU
My friend Corrie Keel from high school who just started her own business and got engaged
Jeff Crow, my best friend's husband
I've got 2 games going with my sister in law Christine
Nan and I got a game going this weekend
I play with my cousin's wife, Brandi too
My husband and I will sit in the living room and throw words back and forth
And every couple of days I hear back from Adam and Bethany Crisp
I've got a game with my cousin-in-law in Illinois
And D-West and I go back and forth too
I never turn a game down. My name is mitziocourt, and I'll play with you too. I'll get tired by the constant binging, but I love the challenge each game brings. I use the dictionary app a whole lot more now too, looking up a few words a day after they are played. I know some smart people who are leaving me behind in the dust!