Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pinterest Wednesday

I have zero exciting things to blog here are my two favorite finds from Pinterest today :)

For my loving husband....

And this....I am so doing this to someone. Who? I don't know..that is part of the fun.

Happy Wednesday!!!!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

May be TMI for some...

I always love the semi-annual sale. You can get $8 underwear for $3.99...what else can be better? and why is underwear $8?!

Every time I go I buy at least 4 or 5 pairs. The first time. I usually go back about 3 times. At least.

So today after I bought 5 new pairs I got thinking...I should proooobably throw away some of the ones I already have.

Ugh....then my packratness sets in.

What if.....what if our wash machine breaks down again and I can NEVER wash my underwear?!

What if...Bernie gets in our room while we are at work and eats 25 pairs of my BEST underwear. I'd only be left with 50!

Oh the humanity!!!! I shudder to think about how horrible it would be...

I know exactly what I am throwing away. Number one...that horrible few pairs that I bought when Thane and I started dating.


They are those pairs that when you're 21 and don't shop at Victoria Secrets that you think are sexy. Well my 21 year old self...they are not. They are in fact made of shitty material...and are beyond impractical. Stupid bows, or lace up back...not ok on any underwear. Just sayin.

That is where I am at in my life. Impractical underwear? Seeee ya! I have my man....

Ok, I feel bad saying that. I should probably save some...

NO! There I am Packrat Pam! Just throw it away!!! Buy some NEW actual sexy ones...from VS. Just saying....


I just did a search for underwear on Pinterest. You get some crazy stuff. Shoulda known...anyway...

I am throwing underwear like this way..
and stocking up on these...


Make sure you WASH any new underwear you buy!!

I watched The Today Show once and they did an undercover thing on a ton of major dept. stores, even VS.

They returned underwear in different stages of grossness, some had stains and some smelled gross. They were able to return problem. In most cases they just got put back on the rack. The gross smelly ones....they were aired out and then put back.


My other Pinterest find:

Words to live by...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Case of the Melted Spoon.

I went for a walk tonight, because we ditched Boot Camp this morning. I want to be skinny...but being skinny does NOT feel better than being hit by a bolt of lightening does. Just sayin.

I asked Thane to finish up supper, and cook the chicken for tomorrow night's dinner.

So I come home from my walk...and see an outline of a spoon on the stove.

Totally normal right?

Apparently it's normal when your husband tries to multi-task.

Thane was trying to cook the chicken (which was just boiling it), stir the noodles, AND eat.

Deadly combination....if you are a spoon.

Apparently while he was draining the water from the chicken, the spoon slipped off its spoon rest, and just happened to fall onto the hot cook surface.

He must have been chewing his food at that point. ;)

Luckily, Bernie saw it all. He came running up to me when I came home...and just blurted it out. (After I took the giant pink CareBear out of his mouth that is...)

Thane just informed me..that he was NOT stirring the noodles. He was in fact just cooking chicken, eating, and watching TV. Way harder. Sorry babe...but man do I know you! You were chewing!

Bottom line. This made me laugh.

Some Sundays I will be in the kitchen with at least 3 different meals being started, and working on my lunch for the next day.

I have yet to melt anything.

Case solved.

Good thing it wasn't my favorite spoon.

Yes. I'm joking, I don't have a favorite spoon. and if I did, there is no way I'd tell you guys.

Love you Thane....thanks for making the chicken. <3.

Pinterest Find:

Cute baby photos....

Dear Sara...this is your future child.

I seriously giggle every time I see this picture. TOO cute!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Throw Rocks At Things That Shine

I'm feeling sort of blue right now.

All day actually. 2 different songs on the radio made me cry.

Seriously Pam?

I know why...I'd rather not share with you all..because I don't want this to be a pity party. I'll probably go write in my actual journal so I feel better after this. :)

On a brighter note...this is my 100th blog post!!! Holy crapolie! And what an exciting 100th blog it will be!

I have had a great weekend.

To top it all off....I found out that Taylor Swift now has a greeting card line. WOO!!!! Erika is going to be so pumped when she gets hers in the mail. :) Here are a few examples...

I'm not going to lie.

 They kind of suck.
 A gold star next to your name? Really T. Swift? The only way that will make someone feel good is if they are 4 years old.

There was one I really did like though...

The inside says, "It’s like, no matter what life brings our way, we’ve got something time and distance just can’t touch. Guess that’s why we’re friends. "

Great card..up to the "guess that's why we're friends." You could have stopped before that Taylor. Just sayin.

This is my favorite one because I feel like it describes my friends and I a lot. While I do see many of them very often, there are some that I only get to see a few times a year. :( I love that when we do get together it is like we saw each other just the other day. That is what real friends are.

Real friends know and understand that you have a busy life, because they do too.

My real friends know that I forget a ton of they kindly remind me of things going on in their life. (I promise...I DO ADD just kicks in a lot.)

Real friends are always there when you need them, even if its been a while since you've talked.

My real friends know that they have a very important part in my life and I love them very much.

So way to go Taylor. But the rest of your cards suck.

Hahaha this one is pretty cool to....minus her face being on it. What the hell...way to ruin what could have been a good card!!

*Disclaimer: I am not a T. Swift hater. I do not particularly enjoy her music, some songs I do like...the Hunger Games one for example, but I do think that she is very talented. It does bother me that at every concert I attend there seems to be a T Swift wanna be. Never fails. Right Erika?*

Pinterest Find:

For the parts I don't know...I usually just make noises that sound like the background beat. I rock at life.

Beyond true.

Told you it'd be epic.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


I have the house to myself right now.

No Thane. No Bernie.

What's a girl to do!?

Well Blog and plan our menu for the any good wife should do!!


I have vowed to start planning our menus again. It helps me keep on track with Weight Watchers. I need to really start focusing on it. I am NOWHERE near where I want to tracking I must.

I am worried though, because summer is HERE!!!!! Which means that everyday I will be around a VERY well rounded meal. All main courses at LEAST 5 points, and the sides are VERY good. Sigh. Good part....I peeked at my schedule today and I think I have to go on breaks during lunch times. That will be HUGE for me. I may be able to stay on track!

SO anyways...with summer being here..that also means Lice Season is here. I was showering and noticed I still have a full bottle of Lice Free Shampoo. UGGGGHHHHHHH.

I know I have written about it before, but I am a professional lice checker. Not the most glamorous titles, but one that gives me a lot of grief in the summer.

Just an FYI: I have lost motivation to make our menu for the week. I may just read  my new snazzy Cosmo.. Have you seen the cover this month?! Orange and yellow...sweet life. AND it tells you what to do when guys give you the silent treatment.

Thane doesn't do that..he does this thing that when he is mad at me he doesn't answer his phone. It drives me CRAZY. did. He hasn't been that mad at me since I have been home from Milwaukee. is even worse when you are fighting, 2 hours away from each other, and one part of the duo doesn't answer their phone. Extremely frustrating. Thank god he knows now that I am always right...and it doesn't pay to fight about it. ;)

Pinterest Find:

Bahahahahaa.....Haaaaaaappy Summer!!!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Out With a BANG!

I don't like to post about work much. It's just a bad idea in general...can get unprofessional and all. But today is different.

Today was the last day of my 3K Preschool. I had these kiddos 2 times a week from 8:30-11:30. A total of like 6 hours a week. I at the most had 5 of them at one time. I started the year with 4..and I ended the year with 4. Sadly not the same 4...I would have prefered to end with 5...but life gets in the way of what I want sometimes. ;)

The problem with only have 4-5 kids 6ish hours a week? You get really attached to them. Like I am beyond sad that I don't get to see them again. :( 2 of them will be at KJ next year...but 3 will not.

We ended our year with a bang....a PICNIC!!!! The sandwiches were made with love...and a few germs, but that makes them taste better right? The girls loved making them..and that was all that really mattered. :)

We had bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and balls...what more could you ask for in a picnic? It was pretty perfect...a surprise visit from CO would have made it absolutly perfect, but who can complain?

At the end of the picnic, a mom had me open her present because she wanted to explain it to me. It was a daisy, my favorite flower. (Which I don't think she knew..but still!) She explained that I could plant it, and every year it would come back and grow..and would remind me of her child and how much I have helped her grow and how much she will continue to grow.  It is probably the most thoughtful gift I have ever gotten, besides those fog lights Thane got me once...that are still in my garage. But seriously, so thoughtful.

Her card...I read one line and had to put it away because I didn't want to cry. I just want to share my favorite part of it becasue it tells me that even thought it was my first year and I may have struggled grasping all my new responsibilities...I still did the most important thing:

"You have truly changed her point of view, you have taught her, loved her, encouraged her, helped her and most of all wanted her to stay who God has wanted her to be."

I am crying now. Ugh. I should probably keep that card at work, so that when I am having a bad day..I can read it and remember that I do make a difference. Good idea Pam...I like how you think.

All I do know is that next years class will have some pretty big shoes to fill. I'm pretty sure I had the most amazing 3 year olds in the state of I'm not real sure how next year will be. :)

Now on to summer......and what a hectic summer it will be.

Pinterest Find of the Day:

I feel that this is pretty perfect for this post..

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


It is SO easy.

Ask me a month ago what I did on my breaks and I would say..workout! Everyday...except Fridays. (let's be serious...I can barely make myself work on Fridays..working out is REALLY asking a lot. )

You may be thinking, "Wow Pam! Every day on your break!? You are SO dedicated. Good job."

Well...if you don't know. I work in a fitness club. It takes me 2 minutes to walk to the locker room. It's not that hard. Or is it? but feel free to praise me anyways..I'm on with it. It helps my motivation. :)

So has been a MONTH or more since I have gotten my jiggly butt on the treadmill. It is SO easy to just stop going. I'm sure I had to go somewhere on my break that first time I didn't go to the gym. I probably had to buy something really important like toothpaste. But it has totally derailed me from the gym....and made my ass even more jiggly.

I finally got back down there today. I decided in the last minute before I went on break that I was going to go. Why? Because I would have done nothing else productive on my break, so why not? Which is good because in minute two before my break I wasn't going...I was going to sit on Pinterest for an hour.

I walked for 20 min. Which is ok...but kinda lame considering I was doing 45 minutes a month ago.

I also think I pulled a muscle in my leg. Thanks Boot Camp and the picnic table leg jumps from hell. It hurt a little to walk on the treadmill, and then when I was bustin ass to get on a bus hurt a LOT. Let's hope this goes away for tomorrow. (Sorry to all those people who had to witness me running out of the P Club and to the bus...)

It is crazy how easy it is to not want to workout. We didn't go to BC on Monday due to the Frolic and my day off. So tonight I am dreading going back. I don't know why...I love it. It's just the thought of getting up and going and sweating at 5:30 that is throwing me off.  Maybe I'm also a little worried about what form of torture the instructor has thought up.. train is back on the tracks. I have my bag all packed for Day Two of the gym. I will go for at least 25 minutes! (baby steps steps.)

Pinterest Find:

I haven't blogged in a while, so here are two of my favorite that I have pinned recently.

So true. Once again, if you haven't read this must. Just sayin.

this makes me bust up every time I see it. LOVE.

Monday, June 4, 2012

It's Gunna be One Hell of a Summer!

I haven't blogged in a very long time. I can't believe where the time has gone. I feel like I have something going on every night.

I started Boot Camp since I last blogged. It is 3x a week at 5:30 am. Tanya asked me if I wanted to buy the Groupon...and it didn't take much convincing to do. Getting up at 5:00 am however..does. Man it's early. I am surprised by how much I enjoy it though. Day 3 I almost passed biggie. We run a LOT of hills. They suck. A lot.

I have had 2 amazing weekends in a row.

Last weekend was Memorial Day and I spent it at a friend's cabin with a few of my favorite people. I had an amazing time..and it was a great start to our summer.

This weeked was the Frolic...and we were only able to go Friday night. If you know me at know the Frolic is a huge part of my summer. Ever since I have been in the Mount Horeb crew, I have been swinging from tent ropes or chugging a pitcher in the beer tent. We usually go hard both night..but not this year. Friday was the only night we were able to go.

I was very nervous about Friday night. Thane and I had to be up by 7am to get ready to go to my cousin's wedding in MN. *7 AM* the Saturday after the Frolic is REALLY early. So I took a easy Friday night. (Thank God for St Patrick's Day).

As usual Friday night was amazing. It was filled with my favorite people at my favorite party of the year: Erika's Frolic Party. (Disclaimer...when I say favorite party..I mean right behind my Hallobirthday Party) We did our traditional Senior Pictures and played flip cup...which my team dominated at.

Saturday we got up bright and early..and hangover free!! Thane and I drove 4 hours to MN with my parents. Thankfully they drove...or I don't know if we would have made it. We both slept a lot on the way!

My cousin's wedding may have been the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to. It was on a lake and the weather was perfect. My family was beyond fun. I swear...they all get cooler every time I see them.

We got back on Sunday just in time to hit the tent before it closed.

If my summer is going to be weekend after weekend of freinds and family....I'm pretty jacked up for summer.

It is actually my goal for my summer to be just that.

It's good to have goals in life.

Pinterest find:

If you haven't read 50 Shades of totally need to.