Monday, July 25, 2016

Bowling pass

Well, Thomas, Desmond and myself went out to dinner at Gridiron. It was a nice  peaceful meal.  Then we decided we would go bowling.  Once getting to the bowling alley the man was saying a bunch of numbers like "twenty something or thirty something" for the price.  In my head at the moment it was a better deal to do the "thirty something" so I said lets go for that one.  LOL I wasn't fully understanding.  It was $30 (some odd) dollars a piece for what he was selling me.  I looked at Thomas when the guy told me $96 bucks lol like WHAT DID I JUST DO? lol

Well, I might have spent damn near a hundred bucks but we have season pass for bowling.  We best be knocking down some pins the remainder of the Summer haha.  It was a good buy though two times of bowling will pay for the passes.  And, it was an enjoyable evening.  I look forward to our next time of bowling. :)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cathedral Caverns

Thomas and I took a spur of the moment day trip.  It started out by hitting Cathedral Caverns.  What a wonderful way to spend a HOT day!  The cave is simply AMAZING.  It is cool, beautiful and was such a great day!

We ended by going to Guntersville to eat at Top O' the River.  It was really good and the atmosphere was great. :) Glad we went.

Ultimately it was a wonderful day, but what day is not wonderful spent with the one I love! :)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Dress/Buffet/Painting desk

I decided a few weeks back that I wanted a dresser or something to go in my dining room to store my art supplies. I like making jewelry and painting and I have accumulated a lot of things that have no place or home in the house to store them and thought a new dresser would solve that problem.  I also wanted to make something creative to show off the artsy side of me.

I went to the thrift store and found this:

I stripped it down to bare wood:

And spent weeks slapping on the paint, the finished result is this:

I am super in love with this, my very first furniture piece. :)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Wet Dog

I decided not to do Wet Dog 2016 because of several reasons.

  • I have a cruise planned I am trying to save money for
  • The race price went up and was ridiculously priced in my opinion
  • I haven't been training and wasn't really IN to it this year.
I had a great time spectating as I usually don't get to do that, and it was a great day. :)

NOTE: The Wet Dog really let me down with their lack of managing in this race. They had No one at the bike/run transition. There were folks making it out of T1 without their helmets as they didn't have ANYONE there.  There was NO one at the finish line to cheer the slower runners in as they finished and to me volunteers should convene there at the end of a race and cheer on folks across the line, everyone has different battles but its an accomplishment no matter what and this year just felt Bleh on this part and therefore would make me think again before doing in the future, but since they are no longer having it I guess it doesn't matter.  Sad thing is it was ran poorly and the prices were astronomical in my opinion.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Horse Ride

I booked a groupon a while back for a horse back riding adventure.  We finally scheduled it but it wound up being on a day Desmond had to work so he didn't get to go.

Thomas and I had a blast though!!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hiking and wedding

What a fun day!

It started out by meeting Melissa my friend to go on a hike on Green Mountain. We had such a wonderful time talking and catching up.

Then it ended with Destiny and I attending my friend Jill's wedding.  It was a beautiful ceremony and as always I love time with my girl :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New stuff

Well I met someone at Bridestreet off Craigslist to buy some new hand weights.

Thomas met me there we had a nice early dinner and walked around, we wound up going into Barnes and Noble and found this set of records:

YES! I know its Hamilton on Vinyl!

Anyway here is the funny thing, I DON'T EVEN OWN A RECORD PLAYER, haha

Thomas said if I wanted to buy the records he would buy me a player.... so I did just that, and then he did just what he said moments later..... we found this! :)

I love being able to listen to music this way, look forward to getting more albums and listening and painting at the same time OMG I am so happy!

Saturday, June 25, 2016


YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I got to see WICKED... AGAIN.... Thanks to my marvelous man.  He really is something special to care enough about me to take me to something I love and not only that get me seats that are the BOMB!!!!  I had such a nice evening with him. We had dinner there at the BJCC and we rented a room so we didn't have to drive home late, it was just an absolutely wonderful night and the PLAY did not disappoint. It was perfect as ever!!!

I almost forgot to mention that he spoiled me rotten with a new Wicked Jacket.  Now I have one for each time I saw the show.  He is awesome!  I love this jacket too it is the perfect weight, not too heavy but plenty warm enough. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day 2016

I started this Father's Day with Breakfast with my DAD! :) I am so blessed to still get to spend time with him on his Father's Day.  I love my Daddy. We might not always see eye to eye on things but he is a pretty fantastic Daddy :) I love our talks and miss spending time with him.
After eating with him at Cracker Barrel, I hurried home to see what my other important DAD wanted to do.  Thomas is the Dad that didn't have to be.  He has supported me with the kiddos for many years now and he deserves something special today too.   So we decided to go on an adventure.... we went and found the Rattlesnake Saloon for an early dinner.  :) It was a very unique cave type place that was setup to serve some pretty delicious (oh so bad for you) food. His mom and nephew joined us and it was a great evening doing something different. I am so blessed to have this man in my life!!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Pride 2016 and Orlando shootings

Destiny and I attended our local PRIDE parade today, it was somber.

The parade wasn't as lively as I would have hoped it would be, especially after the resent shootings in Orlando.

It saddens me that folks won't come out to celebrate their neighbors and the fact that this nation has over come so much for human rights... but we have so far still to go.

They had a wonderful memorial service for the victims of the shooting, it was really beautiful, made me cry like a baby.  My heart hurts over this nonsense so much.  When will it all end.