Monday, August 29, 2011

Deep Breaths

I do not like to fly by the seats of my pants, going with the flow, changing the plan...... The idea of moving and not knowing whats ahead is really unnerving to me right now.  I basic had a mini panic attack at work thinking about everything I need to get done.  I think I am really more nervous about what happens next after the move.  I wish my magic ball worked :).  I did manage to get a ton done since I left work early.  Still need to get a bunch more tubs, but it's getting there.  Hopefully the next time I move it's more permanent or the next time I pack it all up have some cutie helping me do it.....

So I am super happy after talking with P tonight!!!!
He thinks they are going to be working during the day not at night now, which means I get talk time at night still. We were laughing like crazy tonight {big smile}.  We are going to the best time home ever when he gets here in October. 

4 days till we're at the ocean, woooowhoooo!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mini Brain Dump

  • We {me mom and steve} went out for sushi it was yummy and I am very full
  • P got to where he'll be working the next few weeks safe and sound
  • I actually got to talk to him tonight {extra happy}
  • I am starting to get really excited to go on vacation this weekend to Florida with my mom.
  • Work was good....

Saturday, August 27, 2011


I haven't posted in a few days....since Wednesday I think.  I had a frustrating end of my week.

Wednesday I got a ticket from a rude cop on my way from work to my dad's office.  I won't try to deny that I was speeding (I was spaced out a little) but the cop was weird and ticket's have become super expensive!  $120! 

Then on Thursday I came back to my home, which I rent from my dad, to find a realtor lock box on my door.  I'm like WTH! So I text my dad to see what's up and he's texts me back telling me I have to move out by October 1!  I know he's trying really hard to get Father of the Year award.

Needless to say I of course freaked out.  But now I have a plan in place, people to help me, and a moving date set.  I am going to stay at my mom's until January and see where my life is and decided where to go from there.  I am really sad/nervous to leave my house and move back to my mom's but I am lucky I can.

Shitember is what I am calling September now because P leaves tomorrow for 3 weeks and I know because of his work we won't talk nearly as much and now the move.  My reward at the end though will be 4 amazing days with P!!  WoooooWhoooo!

I did manage to have a fun weekend....Tony Bennett last night in concert at Ravina and swimming today at my mom's with Kim who is an AMAZING woman.  6 more days and my butt will be on the beach!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rainy Day

Today it poured all. day. long. No joke.

P and I did a ton of texting today. It was fun, it was flirty, it made me want him in the same time zone like crazy.  I also got a super awesome card from him in the mail.  It was sweet and made me love him even more.

Texting is a huge part of our communication.  To me it sort of takes the place of the affectionate things you would do if you saw a person normally.  But our nightly talks are the real "meat and taters" to me.  Tonight P was super tired from work so we barely talked.  I am sort of bummed.... He's leaving for 3 weeks to go to another fort.  He's going to be training/working at night so I am planning in my mind that we won't talk much at all.  I want to squeeze in as much chatting as we can before he goes. 

Changing subjects totally....well sorta.  Before P came to visit in August I went to a new local flower shop, Twisted Stem,  to pick up flowers for my kitchen table.  They were so pretty and the couple that owns the shop are the nicest people ever!

I wish I could go there every week and fill my house with beautiful funky flowers.  I'll keep dreaming :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bored Hairstylist

It's my first day of double posting.  Tomorrow is my day off, P and I already had our nightly talk, I'm soooo not ready for bed, and am becoming totally obsessed with Courtney on Most Eligible Dallas on Bravo.

I thought it would be fun to post some of my favorite hair products.  I love love love what I do everyday...HAIR! Every stylist will tell you that you can get the best color or cut but unless you use the right products it won't look great on it's own.  So here's what I can't live without.

The only blow dry I can use is Super Solano.  It gets super hot and very powerful.  They are also the best with repairs and replacing parts for free! The only round brush I can use in my hair anymore is Paris je t'aime 45mm.  I discovered it at a show last year and I am totally addicted!!!

I use Pureology Hydrate System as my daily shampoo, the Light conditioner, and the masque.  I also highly recommend Nanoworks system  for clients who do a lot of chemical processing on their hair.  I use one pump of Essential Repair Instant Repair for strength in my overly lightened hair.  I really belive Pureology is one of the very best lines out there, I am really excited to try more of their new Perfect4Platinum to  come.

I also use Moroccan Oil Light Treatment every time after I shampoo.  Always, even if I don't blowdry.  It it amazing and once you try it I promise there is nothing else you will every use like this. My hair is smooth and shiny buy not flat

I also use Redken Guts 10 for some volume.  I don't believe is washing hair everyday and this helps give it a lift after a night of tossing and turning.

I will have to do a whole post on hairspray....I have no less than 4 cans in the bathroom at all times.  Usually Redken, Kenra, and TiGi.

Monday Funday!

Funday...well that may be a stretch! :)

P got his box!!  WoooooWhoooo!  I surprised him this time with a package of yummy treats.  I mentioned last week I had made him chocolate zucchini bread, only to find out he doesn't like it at all.  So I had to come up with some other gifty ideas.  Originally I had planned on going to Irish Fest in Milwaukee this past Friday but the plans fell through.  I was going to stop by the most amazing coffee roasters, Alterra Coffee, on the way home to pick some up for him.  I am so lucky that I have my amazing friend Marissa and her awesome sister who lives in Milwaukee and brought me 1 pound of coffee and a really cool mug.  It made me happy to send P some special treats from home.

The town that my salon I work at is in goes back to school on Wednesday.  We were slammed today with lots and lots of kids!  I was cutting an 8 year old who's going into 4th grade.  I had asked him if he was excited to go back to school, he told me no because he has better stuff to do like go on Facebook.  In my mind I was like what the heck is an 8 year old doing on Facebook!  So then he ask what my name is,  I say "Elizabeth", then he's says what's your last name and how do you spell it!  I asked why, to which he told me that he wants to find me on Facebook!  I said sorry I am to old for you.  Really what do people think letting young kids go on Facebook and friend random people.  Working with the public has shown me there are many more bad parents than good, people are afraid to say no to their kids.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crazy Girl

Sundays always feel like Mondays to me.  I am sure it's because I work every Sunday and its usually my busiest day.  On the way to work today I heard the song by the Eli Young band called Crazy, listen to it here.  It really reminded me of me right now.

I'm so crazy about P but I wonder if I am cut out for the distance.  I can be doubt filled, needy, insecure...oh the list can go on and on.  If my unemotional mind had strength I know he loves me and this can work.  I am really looking forward to us both having Internet and being able to Skye.  Please excuse my insecurity tonight  I really miss him right now :)

OK on to more interesting stuff.  I have a ton of tomatoes from my two plants on my little balcony.  I was planning on making marinara sauce to freeze and use on homemade pizza tonight.  I ran to Wal-Mart across from work to get a food mill.  I usually avoid shopping at Wal-Mart for several reasons but it was so convenient and I really wanted to get home to start the sauce.  I couldn't believe they don't even sell food mills, although they have a huge canning section.  So now I need to hunt one of those down. 

I did get pizza crust made for tomorrow night.  My friend Melissa is coming for dinner.  She really wants to see my house since she's never been here....I have lived in my current home for over 1.5 years which makes it funny.  What's even funnier is it's for rent and I will more than likely moving before the end of the year.  Any who she's coming for dinner and I am making homemade pizza's for us.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


One little word lead to quite a crazy night.  I had a much busier week at work which was very welcomed.  On the way home I picked up some Relax reisling, it's so yummy.  I was heading to my mom's to chat before we went to a bunko party together.  We are both in a group from the neighborhood I grew up in.  When we go to our bunko parties we never eat dinner becuase there is always really heavy appitizers.  Well although the party was fun there was way to much wine on my mom's and mine empty bellies and no food. 

I have totally wasted the day away on the couch.  It's not the worst way to spend this super rainy Saturday.  Plus even better P and I have been able to send cute texts all day. He's not a morning person at all but had his Fantasy Football draft with guys from home so he was up much earlier and super sweet to me.  Makes my heart happy.

I need to pull some motivation together in these next few hours!  I'm going on a girlfriend date tonight with my work friend Jenny.  We going for yummy steaks and to see the Help.  I'm so excited to see the movie as I loved the book.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What a wonderful day!

Yesterday I had the day off from work so I made last minute lunch plans with my good childhood friend Marissa.  We met at what has become our usual meeting spot since her and her hubby moved back to the Chicagoland area.  It is so much fun to be able to have her so close again after several years of them living several hours away while they finished school. 

Anyway..... She has been blogging ( ) for the past few years and one of the things we talked was either being totally anonymous, have it all out there, or somewhere in the middle.  This being said I want to use a creative nickname for the wonderful man I am dating.  But I am totally stumped.... so until I can think of something fabulous he'll just be P.

After I got home from my amazing day of lunch and shopping I wanted to make up a box of goodies to send to P.  He was just here the beginning of August and I was really lonely and missing him which lead to a stressful weekend for both of us.  I make 6 loaves of Double Chocolate Zucchini bread.  Two of which I was going to send to him.  Well last night during our nightly talk I told him I had baked the bread, not telling him I was planning on sending it to him, and he started telling me how gross he thinks zucchini bread is.  I thought this was too funny.  Needless to say I have to send other things, but don't want to say to much as it's still a surprise for him.

I feel like after a trying weekend and start of the week for me and P, we are now back on track.  I am still unsure how to work through the distance and the whole missing you feeling.  Its a learning process but I am sure the pay off will be well worth it!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

There is a first time for everything

OK well here it goes. I have tried blogging once before but it never really lasted. I have tossed the idea around in my head for the past few days of starting one again. I recently have met an amazing man who is currently living in a different time zone and is also in the military. I want some where to put my experience with dating someone long distance out there. I also thought it will fill some time since I won't be doing as much going out and such this fall.

I also LOVE to cook and would love to share some of my favorite recipes. Most of all I think I have a crazy fun life :)

I hope to learn more about glamming up the layout this week as I learn more on how this all works.