Thursday, October 8, 2009

Song I'm kind of in love with...

Yes I realize it's the Hannah Montana movie, but I just love this song, and can't stop listening to it! This whole scene made me cry, but it's just a really sweet moment... Enjoy!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Movie Time!

So I went to the movies tonight and before my movie they showed this trailer:

Looks AMAZING! And it was filmed here in Atlanta... :)

What I saw was "Whip It" -

SO AMAZING!! Go see it! Seriously, it's wonderful!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Yet another year. . .

Today was my birthday. I'm officially 27. . . It was one of those weekday birthdays where you can't really do much. On top of that I had to work in the morning, and on top of that I felt like crap. I did something to my back Sunday afternoon, and I haven't had time to go to the chiropractor. Also, all last week my allergies were CRAZY and now it's changed into a sinus thing - watery eyes, clogged nose - you know all the really fuuun stuff. . . I told the OC, "If I was a horse, they'd shoot me!" LOL

All in all though, it's been a decent birthday. All my friends have been texting/calling/facebooking me birthday wishes, my mom took me out for a good dinner (after a little birthday nap, of course) where I got a free dessert, which as you know makes everything so much better, and I'm feeling the love. :) So here's to another year, y'all!

And Happy Birthday to all you other August birthdays!! ♥♥

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hmmm. . .

So, the decision has been made in regards to the YC's school placement. It was a last minute decision, that then changed again the next morning. . . Yes, you read that right! Monday night the decision was School B & K-prep class. Tuesday morning the husband called from the airport and had changed his mind. So now YC will be returning to School A, and their "4 yr. old" class. This throws a little bit of a wrench into my plans, but adjustments have been made, and it's going to be a busy year.
To be honest with you, I don't agree with the decision. Now before you get upset, I recognize that he is not my child, and so it doesn't really matter what I think, but I am his nanny, and I do think about these things. I'm afraid he's going to be completely bored and that this boredom will create more issues than were present last year. Maybe I'm wrong - in fact I hope that I am wrong, because as much as he can bring out the worst in me at times, I care about that little boy and his future. However, let's just say I'm glad I'm not the one taking him to school on the first day. I'm not really sure how he's going to react, because he's visited two other schools and told (at different times) that he's going to them. So it'll be interesting to see his reaction. He may not care, or even realize what's going on, but heaven help up if he does and doesn't like it! LOL
I will try and keep you posted! School A starts in two weeks, so he's got a little more summer left. The other two kids started on Monday and are getting back into the swing of things. The OC has an AP class this year, and she's freaking out that they already have a quiz [or test] tomorrow over their summer reading. The MC started middle school this year and everyday comes home with another "boy story!!" It's gonna be a fun ride this year. . . Stick around for it - I might need to hold your hand!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

It's been a while...

Hello out there to anyone still stopping by this poor, neglected blog. ;) I realize I've been terrible at keeping this thing updated - so yes that means I failed one of my New Year's Resolutions... dang that makes me kind of sad... Oh well we live and learn, right? Honestly, one of the reasons I haven't written, is that things have been going well, Nanny wise. I tend to use this blog as a way to vent and get advice about situations, but things have been pretty smooth. Also, summers are always soooo sloooow, when it comes to work. The Fam goes out of town, and I turn into dog/house sitter. Which is actually pretty great, for me, because it's like my own little mini vacation! This summer has been pretty fun and amazing, and I cannot believe that school starts in two days!! *Shakes head in disbelief*
Things are still in a bit of a jumble, in regards to this school year. It's been determined that the YC, though now 5, is not yet ready for Kindergarten. For him it's more a maturity issue, then an academic one. And, as per usual, a decision has yet to be finalized as to where to send him. Private School A - where he went last year, and would yet again be in a "4 yr. old class" - originally considered by his mother until she discovered Private School B. Private School B has a "K-Prep" class where he would still get some of the kindergarten experience, but at a slower pace and with more free time. So now it's just a discussion between herself and her husband so they can come to a decision together. . . This is my least favorite part of being a Nanny. I've already lined up another nanny job (3 mornings/week) to make up for the time that I miss with YC in school, and I need to work out a start date with both families. This is my job, my livelihood, but I am left hanging on the edge waiting to see what's going to happen with this school decision.
It's a wee bit frustrating, to be perfectly honest. I need this year to be better. My mom plans to move to Thailand full time, in November, and that means I get full responsibility for the house, bills, etc., financially. I worked out a budget, planned out the hours, and was feeling really good about the decision to continue as a nanny this year. However, I need to be able to work for both families in order to be okay financially, and now I'm worried that some thing's going to happen to mess it all up. I'm just praying that by next week, all this will be worked out, smoothed out, and all will be back to "normal." (You know, whatever that means!)

Sunday, May 24, 2009


So if you know me you know that I love music, like more then life itself really. iTunes is super dangerous for me because of all the wonderful music out there. Like seriously, I would go broke if my CC was linked up with them. Fortunately I am smartical and only use iTunes cards. Anyways I digress. . .

I recently got the Missy Higgins cd On A Clear Night and can I just say it = ♥ like majorly. The song I'm really feeling lately is called "Forgive Me." It's just an amazingly passionate song and it's a raw recording of it on the cd, so you really feel the passion and the desperation. I just had to share. Here's a good link for a live performance of this song (she's amazing!) -

Here are the lyrics:

"Forgive Me"

Oh my son look at what I've done
But I am learning still
Learning still
Know that I am learning still
And oh my wife you are my life
And I am burning still
Burning still
Know that I am burning for you still

And all, all, all of my light is for you
And home, home's anywhere you are too
So take this one fallen man on his knees
Saying please forgive me

Oh my God how you make it hard
Not to pick the apple
Pick the apple
And Lord I long to give it back

And I was on shaky land
Lost and unsure I opened my hand
And she held it like sinking sand

And all, all, all of my light is for you
And home, home's anywhere you are too
So take this one fallen man on his knees
Saying please

All, all, all of my light is for you
And home, home's anywhere you are too
So take this one fallen man on his knees
Saying please forgive me
Forgive me
Forgive me

Friday, April 24, 2009

Week-long stay. . .

Well this week I will be having a week-long overnight stay at work. I am keeping the kids while my boss goes out of town. It's been a while since I've done one of these, and I'm tired already just thinking about it! LOL I think things will go fine, it's just trying to remember who has which activity at what day/time/field/etc! My brain has been functioning at half power this week already, thanks to all the lovely yellow pollen outside. . . Can you feel the sarcasm there?
Anyways wish me luck, and if anything exciting happens I'll be sure to let you know!
Ciao all you lovely people!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Ok yes I realize that I haven't been posting like I said I was going to, but honestly things are good. Of course there's always a taxing day (or 3), but overall, things in Nannyland are going well. However, I could hear my blog feeling all neglected, so I thought I'd post some things for fun and cuteness factor. :D Enjoy!!

cute pictures of puppies with captions
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cute pictures of puppies with captions
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And for any lurkers who are fans of the Spunk Ransom, I give you this:

Robert Pattinson GQ Pictures, Images and Photos

Thank you GQ stylist. Thank you for putting this man in that suit, because it makes his eyes that much more glorious.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Want to join a book club??

Have you always wanted to join a book club, but don't have time to attend meetings in person? Maybe all the friends you'd like to be in a club with, live far, far away from you. Well today I have your solution!! Come join a new ONLINE book club!!

We're brand new - just got set up last night, and we are looking for new members!

Come check us out!!

We're taking book suggestions right now in our List thread.

Also, even if you don't have time to read, please consider joining anyways. You're more then welcome to be a "lurker" and just read our discussions, or relax a bit with our on-site chat box. Everyone needs a place for some "adult" conversation - believe me, my brain's been screaming for some!

If you decide to join, let me know in the comments and I'll look for you when I'm on too. Know anyone else who'd be interested? Please pass on the link! Thanks so much! I hope to see some of you there.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rant of the week!

**This is personal, not nanny related, just FYI**

So today started off good. I had a doctor's appointment at my Alternative Health Doctor, and everything checked out great. We're sticking with once a month rechecks, unless something gets out of balance, and I have a good supply of supplements that shouldn't change. So then, since I didn't have to work today, I had time to go to the bank. Well, I decided to go to a branch of my bank that's close to my doctor's, but I've never been there before. So the parking lot is really weird, and as I'm navigating it to pull into the drive up ATM, this curb comes out of no where!! (OK so I know the curb doesn't move, but seriously, I did not see it!!) I hit it pretty bad, and felt like a complete novice driver, but then, guess what . . . it busted up my tire!! Yep, tore it and it was completely flat.

PTL I had just gotten new tires within the last year, so I had a new, full-size tire in the trunk. So I pull into a parking spot, and get out, pissed off, frustrated, and so not wanting to change a tire in the middle of the bank parking lot! LOL But I pull out all the stuff and get started. Now I'm very proud of the fact that I can change a tire, and not have to call AAA (and wait 2+ hours) or try and find some random guy to change it for me. But can I tell you that in the 20 or so mins that it took me to change the tire NO ONE STOPPED TO ASK ME IF I NEEDED HELP!! And to make it worse, two, yes I repeat TWO men walked right by me in the parking lot and said nothing.

*pauses for appropriate gasps*

I know, right?! I mean I freaking live in the south - supposedly the land of gentlemen who help damsels in distress!! Ok, so I wasn't exactly a damsel in distress, but I was covered in black junk from the tires/bolts/jack and that was not making me happy at all! I mean come on people!! Help a girl out why don't ya?!

So, for any parents reading this blog, I have two requests:

  1. Please teach your boys to grow into helpful, courteous men that will at least offer to help a girl change her tire, even if it looks like she's got everything under control. She may decline the help, but she'll still appreciate the offer.
  2. Please make sure your daughters know how to change a tire before you let them get their driver's license. I learned, because the summer before my senior year of high school, I was at Summer Honors (Lee University - holla'!!), and on a trip into Chattanooga, one of the cars got a flat. Out of about nine girls, only one knew how to change the tire, and no one stopped to help us. So, I watched and I learned how to change a tire, and I'm so glad I did.

So, that's my rant for now. I just had to get it out there. I mean I know that it's very rare to find a gentleman these days, and I'm still impressed when the door is held open for me by a random guy, but in an (for lack of a better word) extreme situation, I would hope they would rise to the occasion.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

WWWAT: Goals, Change, etc.

Yay it's time for the first WWWAT for 2009! And I totally remembered! So our theme this time is change, goals, new beginnings, etc. You know, all the things having to do with the new year and resolutions. So, I thought the first picture should be a self-portrait of me now, because I hope to change myself this year. Not just physically, but also behaviors, etc. I feel very work focused right now, and I hope to change that to become more people focused. My New Year's resolution is so be able to make that time for friends and family, that seems to be taken over by work (because I can't say no). So here I am, flaws and all.

My next resolution is typical, yet not. Yes I want to lose weight, get healthy, etc., but I also don't want to be ruled by this thing we call "the scale" (said in a deep voice with a hint of doom to the tone). I don't want my mood, emotions, or the way I feel about myself on any given day to be dictated by a few numbers on a scale.

Then comes the big one. To be more financially responsible. At this point I don't really have a choice, I'm being thrown into it head first. My mother is going on a four month mission trip, and I'm left to take care of myself and the house by myself. Of course I've lived on my own, so this is nothing horrifically new, but this feels different.

And last, but not least, my goal this year is to put myself out there. To be open to love, and see what God's plan for my relationship status is. I believe God has put desires in my heart that cannot be fulfilled by sitting on the couch. So I'm stepping out in faith.

I also want to start blogging more consistently. Not only about the hard things, but the really great things. I figure you're looking at my blog now, so I don't need a picture for that. Please come back and visit, and see if I accomplish this goal. I don't promise it'll be interesting, but I'm going to try.
Now head on over to Rachel's blog to check out the rest of the WWWAT participants.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

*Giggle fit*

Cullen Boys Pictures, Images and Photos