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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Blog challenge - Day 6

Your 5 senses right now.

Sight - watching Netflix with Heather.

Sound - Nikko is sleeping on a blanket by me. When he sleeps, he snores and "runs"

Smell - sausage cooking for a late breakfast.

Taste - Dark roast Sumatra coffee with French Vanilla creamer.

Touch - I feel my fuzzy slippers, thermal Henley and warm pjs. It's cold.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Blog challenge - Day 5

10 Songs you are loving right now

1.  Redeemed - Big Daddy Weave
2.  My Redeemer Lives - Various Artists
3. Neither One of Us - Gladys Night and The Pips
4. Night Train - Jason Aldean
5.  Good Morning - Mandisa
6.  I can only Imagine - Mercy Me
7.  Your Great Name - Natalie Grant
8.  Colder Weather - Zac Brown Band
9.  Georgia Rain - Trisha Yearwood
10.  Mysterious Ways - U2

It was hard to narrow it down to 10.  I love so much music.

Blog Challenge - Day 4

What are you afraid of.

Like most people I am scared of spiders, snake, rats, heights, etc.  But what truly scares me is the thought of dying.

I scared it will hurt.
I scared it will be unexpected.
I scared it will be soon.

I'm not ready.  I'm 46. I can't be halfway done with my time on earth, but I know it is looming out there.

Waiting.

Yes, I probably need to chill out.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Blog Challenge - Day 3

My favorite quote.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your permission"

Eleanor Roosevelt

Living that quote has helped me more than the years of therapy I went through.


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Blog Challenge - Day 2

20 things about me.

1. My favorite color is red.
2. I'm 46 and still scared of the dark.
3. I'm terrified of electricity.
4. I like Hello Kitty but only my children know.
5. I always wanted 10 kids. God blessed me with 6.
6. I hate mayonnaise.
7. I believe in ghosts.
8. I'm afraid of heights.
9. I love to read. As long as it's NOT a romance novel.
10. I've very picky about certain office supplies. NO black pens, blue only. I usually buy my own since I don't like what they have at work. NO small paper clips. Large, smooth only. The sound the grippy ones make on paper make my teeth itch. Lol
11. I might be a little OCD.
12. I also love music. All types. I own everything from Chopin to Dr. Dre.
13. I have 3 dogs. Nikko (Rottweiler) Karma (pit/boxer) and Bella (Shiz Tzu). They all sleep with us.
14. I also have 2 cats. Menessa and Luna. They don't sleep in our room since they play ALL night.
15. I have 2 grand daughters. Emily and Aurora. And it's true, grand kids are more fun. Lol
16. I got accepted into the Navy after high school but eventually turned it down.
17. I have owned my own restaurant and loved it.
18. I didn't set out to be an accountant. I originally wanted to be a marine biologist.
19. I could eat Mexican food everyday.
20. We have homemade Mexican at Christmas.


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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Blog challenge - Day 1

Every year I promise myself I am going to blog more.

And every year I don't. 

I think of great topics or ideas or just life stuff, but time and work get in the way.  This year I came across a 31 day blog challenge and thought, COOL.  Of course today is the 11th and I haven't started.  And I wasn't going to.  I mean I didn't start on time and I can't break the rules. 

Then I thought.........RULES????

It is my blog and if I want to start a 31 day blog challenge on the 11th I can.  What is the worst that can happen?  The blog police will come and take away my blogging right??  

NOT.

So here is Day 1 - Introduction

My name is Alesia and I am 46 years old.  Yikes!!  46!!! That is way to close to 50 for my comfort.

Anyway, I live in Robertsdale.  A small town in lower Alabama.  I am an accountant and I will hopefully start reviewing to take my CPA exam later this year.  I have 6 children, 2 granddaughters, 3 dogs and 2 cats. (no wonder I have no time to blog)

I love to cook and read.  I combine the two by always cooking from a recipe. Even if I have made the dish 1000 times I will pull out the recipe and read it.  I love the order of it.  Probably why I am a good accountant.  Accounting involves rules and laws and steps. Feeds my inner OCD nerd. 

I was born September 23, a cusp, so I am both Libra and Virgo. 

Yes I love order and following steps but I have a creative side.  I love to be spontaneous and crazy AFTER I have done everything else in an orderly fashion.

Yes it drives my husband crazy, why do you ask. 

I was an only child but I was most definitely not spoiled.  I didn't know my bio father until I was 15 and my step "father" hated kids.  I spent a year of my life in foster care (my choice) before leaving my mothers house at 15. I have been working and paying bills for 31 years.

I hated being an only child but looking back I am so glad my mother never had another child.  I could not have left that child in that house when I left and I certainly could not have taken care of him/her.  I know I would have tried.  Flying below the radar at 15 and living in the projects would have been a lot harder. 

But I graduated high school and eventually at 24 built my own house that I still live in today.  It isn't huge but it is home.  

So what else...............

I am a huge Lebron James fan. 
My 3 favorite football teams are:
Greenbay Packers
Washington Redskins
and anybody playing Dallas. 

I really, really don't like Dallas.

I guess that's all for now. 

We do have 30 more days.  YAY!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Day Book

Outside my window it is an overcast, cold, breezy day.  Makes me want to go back home, put on my pjs and read all day.

I am thinking about making something different for Thanksgiving but I don't think the family will let me. We already have mexican for Christmas, which they love, but Thanksgiving has remained very traditional.  Terry will fry the turkey (we are brining it this year, yes we are rebels, lol).  There will be stuffing, green bean casserole and some sort of pie.  Now don't get me wrong, they LOVE the thanksgiving meal. I always think it is just so predictable, but maybe that's why they like it so much.

I am thankful for the noise and chaos that is our family.  We are loud, messy, funny, and oftern disorganized, but we have lots of love and that is what's important.

In the kitchen is a VERY clean refridgerator.  Terry even used to drill to remove all the rails and we clean all shelfs, bins, glass, rails.........everything.  I even put non adhesive shelf liner on the shelves.  Hopefully, I will only have to wash the liner in the future. 

I am wearing my usual.  Black pants, grey turtleneck, black heels.  I DO own colors. Black, white and gray are colors.  LOL

I am wondering if this will be the first year we do not all sit down together to eat.  With the 3 girls all getting engaged recently, there are more places to visit on holidays.  One daughter is even working, grandbabies going here and there.........oh well, we will all see each other at some point and for that I am very thankful. As a result of our rapidly expanding family, this year we drew names for Christmas. We have never done that before. The kids were.........kids.........and we just bought everyone something. Now we have the 2 granddaughters who are old enough this year to really get into presents, plus a new 3 year old grandson, plus 3 future son in laws and it's just ALOT.  The kids all loved the idea.  We all agreed we could get the babies anything no matter what name you got. 

I am reading the latest Sword of Truth book by Terry Goodkind.  I finished the last book in the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn and the last book in the Lincoln Rhyme series by Jeffrey Deaver.  I felt lost for a few days.  With Vince Flynn passing away, there won't be anymore books about Mitch Rapp so I need to start some of the books I have been putting off.

I am hoping that it warms up "just a tad" later this week.  I have a 4 day weekend, hubby is off also YAY!!, and I need to do a few things outside in the yard.  But if it stay in the 40's, the bushes will just have to stay untrimmed  LOL

I am looking forward to the next symphony in December. I finally bought a dress for the ocassion. And it's blue!!

I am learning to adjust to fewer people in the house.  While cleaning out the fridge this weekend, I realize I am still cooking like there are 6 people eating every night, which is not the case.  Nor are the people who are eating growing teenagers.  Gone are the days of cooking for 10-12 just to feed 4 teenagers.  Not sure if I am happy about this.

Around the house Terry and I are thinking of redoing the bathrooms.  The front (and guest) bathroom has been the same yelllow color for YEARS and I am sick of it.  Plus, when your husband is general manager of a granite company, you MUST have granite counter tops!!!  On the plus side, we don't pay for labor and get materials at very discounted prices. 

One of my favorite things about this time of year is the lights. Last year we didn't decorate but we are this year.  Lots of lights, and a tree, and I am going to use the christmas dishes.  Why wait?  I don't want to look back one day and regret not doing it.

The rest of my week is pretty standard. Working Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.  Thursday is thanksgiving. But after that???  Not sure what the weekend holds.

Alesia

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