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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Social

Whew!  What a week it's been.  I've been on the go non-stop all week and there's no rest today either.  From meetings, to birthday parties, to working the Wyndham Open.  I've been busy.  I really want to get back to blogging, but it's been a real challenge finding the time.  I figure if I keep up Sunday Social, I'm at least visible once a week, right?

Let's not waste anymore time, then.  I've go to get out to he golf course for more work, I mean fun. 

Sunday Social


1. One item you wish you could splurge on right now.

I'd take a massage and a day of rest.  Seriously, though, I'd love to be able to splurge on a week at the beach.

2. If you had an entire weekend of no plans what would you do?

Get out in the yard and weed and then get my closet organized.  I hope next weekend will be just that kind of weekend!

3. Next place you are visiting outside of your current city?

Since technically, I don't live in Greensboro, I'll be there today.

4. Are you a neat freak or a clutterbug?I am a little of both.  I like the organization, but tend to have clutter all the time.

5. Favorite Summer purchase?
I'm not sure I've made a favorite purchase this summer.  Kind of low-key this year.

Happy Sunday!
xoxo,
Laurie

Monday, August 11, 2014

Social Sunday on Monday

So, for the last few weeks, I've been a little busy moving.  Moving is probably my least favorite activity--ever.  First of all, I have too much stuff.  Seriously.  TOO MUCH STUFF.  I thought I was going to have a studio again, but I'll tell you again, I have too much stuff.  There isn't any room for all of my stuff. I've spent the last week throwing away stuff. Getting rid of things that no normal human being would hang on to for so long.  It feels good o get out from under this borderline hoarding.

I woke up early this morning and wanted to get back to blogging, so I'm playing catch up from yesterday.  I give you....my Social Sunday for Monday


1. One Show you would love to see on Netflix that isn’t there.
I may be the only person in the free world who doesn't do Neflix (yet).  I am satisfied with what I have to watch on the hundreds of channels on my Directv.

2. One song you wish they would play more on the radio.
Long Cool Woman by the The Hollies
It's my favorite song and I could listen to it over and over again.

3. Your favorite song to sing loudly to in the car.
If I know the words to a song, I'll sing it in the car.  I can't say there is just one song I'm performing on the way to and from work right now.

4. What Movie/TV show do you quote the most? 
When Harry Met Sally, Star Wars, You've Got Mail, SuperBad
Take your pick, I'm betting that I use a quote from at least one of these movies daily.

5. One silly thing you do daily. 
I'm such a quirky person, I don't believe anything I do daily is silly.  I was called out by one of my managers the other day for humming a tune while we walked down the hall.  I guess I never realized I'm a "whistle while you work" kind of gal.  Typically, it's not even a familiar song, it's the song in my head.  Yep, I'm quirky.

Next Weeks Questions:

1. One item you wish you could splurge on right now
2. If you had an entire weekend of no plans what would you do?
3. Next place you are visiting outside of your current city?
4. Are you a neat freak or a clutterbug?
5. Favorite Summer purchase?


Happy Monday, y'all!
xoxo,
Laurie

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Social: Random Thoughts

Good Sunday morning to you.  This past week flew by. I lost a special friend, I've worked on getting my life packed up to move next week, all while continuing on my normal life and working.  I'm worn out!  It's time for a break this morning and you know what that means. It's that time of the week.  Time for Sunday Social.



1. What is the most difficult thing you have been through?
I think this is an odd question, but one I'm sure I would have believed more profound when I was in my 20's.  In my 40's, I've been through many things.  Luckily, I have never lost a parent.  I think that would have to be one of the most difficult things.  I've never lost a sibling.  That would rank up there with losing a parent, I believe.  I think the most difficult thing I have ever been through is losing my house.  My home.  The place where I thought I would spend the rest of my life.  It's a long story, and I will not bore you with it.  I will only say that the economy took it's toll on my life a few years ago and we lost our house to foreclosure.  It was hard. It was emotional.  I was angry.  No, I was livid that this was happening to me.  I think in some respects, I'm still angry.  I am trying to forgive, but some days it takes everything I have.

I had this epiphany the other day.  I was sitting in the Baptist Church (I'm Methodist, y'all) watching a slide show of the life that was my friend, Ray's.  I was thinking about how we work so hard to have these things.  Yet, to be truly close with God, you need nothing.  It is what you give to others that matters.  Whether it's a smile or lending a hand, it's what you give that is going fill you up.  That single thought has given me comfort. It's not what you have, it's what you do with you have that counts.

2. What was your best birthday?
Hmm, when I got my driver's license?  When I turned 21?  I don't know.  I remember these fabulously fun skating parties when I was young.  I loved those parties.  I remember a surprise party for my 18th birthday that my two best friends planned with my mom.  Two of my best friends and I had a fabulous 30th birthday party complete with the Fairlanes playing for us.  I'm no sure what my best birthday was, but I know that I always celebrate another year of living!

3. What has been your favorite thing you’ve done in your own city?
Being the small city that is High Point, we have lots of great things here.  We are the furniture city capital of the world.  I don't think I could narrow down just one thing that I've done here that is my favorite.  I enjoy attending the Cycling City Classic.  I enjoy running in the Rives 5K.  I enjoy all of the arts around our great city.  If I had to pick a bucket list item that I checked off in my own city, it would be seeing Peter Frampton live at a Market Party.  Intimate setting, but still the full performance.

4. What is your idea of the perfect date night?
One of my favorite date nights is Mexican at San Luis.  Good food, cold beverages, and excellent prices.

5. Have you ever been to a blogging conference? If so which one(s)? If not do you want to?
I have never been to a blogging conference. I used to want to go to one, but I've not been all about my blog as I once was.  Today, I'm happy just posting when I can and meeting bloggers through blog hops.  I'm not in it for the money.

Well, I'm off to Costco with my parents.
Happy Sunday, y'all!
xoxo,
Laurie

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Social: The Special People

Good Sunday morning to you.  I hope you've had a great weekend.  I have been busy packing up to move. I can't wait.  I'm moving closer to my parents and back into a neighborhood where I can get out and walk and ride my bike.  I'm really excited about it, but we all know how much fun it is to move (it's not).  Just a few more weeks, though.



1. Tell us about the family you grew up in, parents, siblings, grandparents.
I'm the oldest of 4 children.  I have a brother and two sisters.  We are all very close and live in the same area....in close proximity to our parents. Holidays and birthdays are a big deal and celebrated in grand fashion.  We fight, we bicker, but we love each other.  Blood is thicker than water and you should never forget that when messing with one of us.







2. Tell us about your husband, fiancé, boyfriend, significant other.

Hubs is five years older than me.  We have been married for 11 years and together for 14.  He loves to snow ski and is a member of the Ski Patrol.  He is a middle child and has an older brother and sister.  




3. Tell us about your children. If you don’t have children, talk about your fur children.
My fur babies are our kids.  Daisy is my 17 year-old Westie.  She's been with me most of my adult life!  Gracie is our younger baby, but a 7, she's no spring chicken.  She was a rescue and is the smartest dog.  Our mailman told us once that she was much more hostile toward intruders if I was home alone.  Gracie loved our mailman, so for him to notice that meant a lot to us.


4. Tell us about your best friends. How long have you known them? How did you meet?
Jeez...my best friends range from BFF to sisters from other mothers.  Some, if not most, I've know for my entire life.  We love and fight like real siblings.  They are my Framily.  We have fun together, we run together.  I am blessed by the MANY, MANY friends I have!








5. Tell us about any other special people in your life.
Are there any others?  There are a lot of people that I work with that I love.  I am very lucky to have these mentors and friends in my life.

Happy Sunday Funday!
Go Argentina!
xoxo,
Laurie

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday Social: That's Entertainment

You may have noticed that I had to re-post last week's Sunday Social.  I was not pleased about that at all.  I have started using different methods of posting. Sometimes my lap top with a finicky T key (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't), my iPhone, and my tablet.  I'm wondering if this has anything to do with it.  

So, since I had to "re-post" last week's Sunday Social, I'm now ready to move on to this week's questions.  Hoping to complete the post in one sitting so I do not have that issue again.  Here's goes:



1. Favorite Genre of Music?
I love all kinds of music, but Rock and Pop are my favorite.  I believe I equally love Motown, disco, and 80's music--Duran Duran being my favorite.  I love Depeche and the Dead, too, though, so I love all kinds of music.  Sometimes it depends on my mood.  Yesterday, I was cleaning out an old file cabinet and I was dancing around the garage to some good ol' funk from the 70's.  

2. Favorite Genre of movies?
Romantic Comedies.  Nora Ephron, rest in peace.  Nothing will ever be the same now.  I could watch When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle over and over again!  Seriously, if one of those movies is on TV, I will rearrange my errands, or chores so I can watch it.


3. Do you watch Reality TV? 
If so what was the first show you remember watching
I am not a fan of reality TV, but that doesn't mean I've never seen it.   I was in college when MTV started the Real World series.   That Halloween, I happened to live in a house with three guys and two other girls.  We "dressed up" as the Real World ECU that year.  

4. Actress you’d want to be BFF’s with?
This will show my age for sure, but Meryl Streep.  I think she'd be a fabulous BFF.

5. Actor you’d be happy to be stuck on an island with?


Tom Hanks.  He seems to be the kind of person that would be resourceful.  Or am I just remembering an old movie?  If I'm going to be stuck on an island with someone, I want them to be resourceful and full of interesting conversation. 

Next Week's Questions:

1. Tell us about the family you grew up in, parents, siblings, grandparents.
2. Tell us about your husband, fiancé, boyfriend, significant other.
3. Tell us about your children. If you don’t have children, talk about your fur children.
4. Tell us about your best friends. How long have you known them? How did you meet?
5. Tell us about any other special people in your life.

Happy Sunday, y'all!
xoxo,
Laurie

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Social: A Little Bit About Me

Dear Blogger,

Today I am quiteconfused. I have last week's Sunday Social showing as a draft, yet there have been many page views and even a couple of comments.  So, where is the completed published version from last week?  In case you missed it, here it is:

Sunday Social, June 30th
1.  What was your college major? Did you ever change majors?
Well, I sarted out as a pre-pharmacy major, but I had a little too much fun my freshman year. I ended up transferring and majoring in Interior Design and Art History.

2. Best purchase you’ve made lately?
About two months ago, I bought a Bissell Steam Carpet Cleaner. Best money I have spent in a long time.

3. Something silly we don’t know about you and go…
As I have gotten older, I have become more of a germaphobe.  I think this qualifies as silly, but things that didn't bother me ten years ago totally gross me out now.

4. Favorite Holiday?
Christmas.  The family, the food, the tradition of Christmas itself.  Everything about the holiday makes me happy.

5. The first thing you do when you wake up?
Well.....surprise.....I check my phone. Mostly because I have started using it as my alarm and its right there.  I then get up and do my morning rituals--brush my teeth, etc.  Then i's off to the gym.

I guess I will see what happens when I hit publish again???  So weird.
Happy Sunday!
xoxo,
Laurie

Thursday, June 26, 2014

InstaHappy: I Love Summer

Let's Do This!  I am filled with excitement today waiting the FIFA World Cup USA v. Germany game.   Excitement and nerves.  I can' decide if I should take my lunch hour and watch or not
#LetsDoThis
We Believe that We Will Win!
Go USA!

Some of my favorite Instagram photos from earlier in the week. 
They make me happy today.



Happy Lil' Friday!
xoxo,
Laurie


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