Wednesday, January 30, 2008

San Antonio, Revisited

I wanted to share a few pictures and details of our trip to San Antonio.

1) It was really cold when we arrived and of course, we were anticipating 70 degrees and sunny. No such luck - my friend who now lives there arrived for dinner in her coat, scarves, and gloves. The first time she had to wear them since she's been there. It was great to see her - she looks wonderful and really loves the area.

2) I looove the tableside guacamole. So fresh and yummy. We had it at the Iron Cactus and Boudro's and my favorite was the Iron Cactus.

3) We heard several mariachi bands and other entertainers. My favorite was the all female group who performed for the opening session of the Junior League. Aren't they pretty?

We also noticed this Hispanic bagpiper. Good, just not what we were expecting.
And I had to take this picture on our last night. We were at Rita's on the River and this very flexible duo did a little fancy Texas Two-Steppin on the dance floor. This guy could do the splits and he did them, several times!

4) Of course, no trip to San Antonio is complete without a trip to the Alamo.


5) There was a street fair occurring on Saturday. Some very sad animals were on display.


6) And of course, the real reason I was there ... The Junior League. It was a great conference - jam packed with training and information.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tuesday Meme

Since I've been meaning to post, but haven't yet and Kimba had this up on her blog... thank you, Kimba for the inspiration!

4 Jobs I've Had:
1) Waitress in Yellowstone National Park for the summer.
2) Assistant Marketing Director for a Regional Shopping Center.
3) Counter clerk at a Dry Cleaners when I was in college.
4) Marketing Manager for a state wide magazine.

4 Movies I've Watched Over and Over:
1) Less Than Zero
2) A River Runs Through It
3) Breakfast Club
4) Pretty In Pink

4 Places I Have Lived:
1) Chattanooga, TN
2) Clarksville, TN
3) Yellowstone National Park, WY
4) Greensboro, NC

4 Shows I Watch:
1) Project Runway
2) Nip/Tuck
3) John & Kate Plus 8
4) Amazing Race

4 Places I've Been:
1) Antigua
2) Paris
3) San Francisco
4) Key West

4 People Who E-mail Me Regularly:
1) My friend Karen
2) Our Junior League President
3) Listingbook.com
4) Our Junior League Office Manager

4 Favorite Things to Eat:
1) Hot Tamales candy
2) Twice baked potatoes, preferably my mom's
3) Raspberry lady cake from Maxie B's
4) Grilled salmon

4 Places I'd Rather Be:
1) Caribbean (my boss is there and we're all jealous)
2) At my parents house - it's been almost a year since I've been home
3) Getting a massage
4) Taking a nap

4 Things I Look Forward To This Year:
1) A surprise that will take place in July or August
2) Our 3rd anniversary in November
3) A relatively big birthday for me in March
4) Hopefully a few trips to the lake this summer

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Off to the land of tableside guacamole

I'm heading out of town and can't wait to try out this place. When I read that their menu offers guacamole, freshly prepared at your table, I was hooked. I'm attending a Junior League leadership conference and I'll also be able to see one of my very dearest childhood friends who lives in the same city, so hopefully a good trip altogether. See you next week.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

"Important" Doggie News

I had to chuckle when I read this story in today's paper. Zeus & Zoe aren't really sure if they like Miss Babe Ruth. I think they may be a tad bit jealous since she does get a lot of publicity and they also think that they are certain they could replace her if she was ever unable to fulfill her role on the baseball team. Call it 1st runner up jealousy if you will.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

It's snowing!

After our so called "snow" earlier this week (a little snow that turned into rain with a little sleet), I was excited to hear the weather forecast for Saturday. Our original forecast called for 2-4 inches that would have started early this morning. I woke up like a school kid, saw nothing and went back to bed disappointed. Our new forecast has called for 1 inch of wet snow once the moisture and temperatures finally get their act together.


It's been snowing for about an hour and is beginning to look like this...





I'm hoping it continues - at least enough to cover the ground and look pretty.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Asking for an invite

More, More, More and All Things Pink and Green and In Between... I miss reading. May I have an invite, please?

susanzdavis at yahoo dot com

Thank you!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Let it snow

According to local weather reports, this is heading our way. What is crazy, 2 inches of snow will shut our city down. As in no schools, plows, salt trucks, mayhem in the milk aisle at the grocery, and overall general mass hysteria. Ok, so maybe not that last part, but close enough.

Our office has a "show even if it does snow" policy, so I won't be enjoying the day, sitting in my PJ's, two dogs at my feet while sipping hot chocolate or out building snowmen. We tend to get ice over snow here, which really causes havoc because no one can really drive in it, but everyone tries. Lucky for me, if it's bad, Hubby won't have to work, so I can have a built in chauffeur.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What gives?

Considering myself the main gadget user in the family, Hubby came home last night with a Blackberry. I've been eyeballing them for some time and several of my friends have them. I was always envious as they checked emails while waiting for their lunch to arrive while I sat and fiddled with my napkin. They just seemed to always be on top of things, because they carried around this little device that kept them connected to anyone and everything.

I've already started offering a trade of my cool Razor phone. Not sure if it's that cool anymore, but I have to admit, I'm a little jealous. When I asked him if he knew how to work it, his reply was "no, but there's a huge book that goes along with it."

Maybe victory will be mine after all.....

Friday, January 11, 2008

Do your dogs do this?

As you may know, we have 2 black labs who make us smile each and every day, and from time to time, make us turn our head to the side and say "what is going through their doggie brain?". Point in case, they have several different toys - mainly nylabone or other hard rubbery types that are good for aggressive chewers. You can normally find one or two lying around their bed, in their kennel, or near the basket where we keep them. Yesterday I noticed that I had one in my dirty clothes basket, one was in the closet on Hubby's shoes, one in our bathroom, and one of the coffee table. Today, they are all gone and somewhere else. They probably just bring them along, drop them and forget them, but it really does seem kind of strange. They either must remember where they left them or are such creatures of habit that they reclaim them on their next trip to that spot. Anyone else noticing deposits of doggie toys in your home?

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Slackers R Us

We finally un-decorated the tree last night. Well, the lights are still on, so a big, bare tree still stands in our family room, but at least the decorations are safely wrapped in tissue, sitting in big Tupperware tubs, ready to be put away until next year. No more candles in the windows, wreaths on the door, Santas proudly displayed or stocking hung. Thank God. I was just over seeing everything around, but we had guests on New Year's Day, then I was out of town for work last weekend, and Hubby had the duty of cleaning out the old house.

Speaking of the old house, we closed on the sale on Monday. Whoo-hoo! Our cute realtor dropped off a large check to me at work and I halfway contemplated booking a flight to the Caribbean and finding a little hut, but then I went back to my desk and proceeded to call Hubby. I think he would have been rather suspicious.

In other news, we have some exciting happenings that will be taking place later this year... I will fill you in soon. Kind of life-changing, people.

Oh, and I found the cutest sweater and shorts at Target last night. The shorts were $17.99 and the sweater, $24.99. How can you go wrong? I bought the sweater in green, but I could have really also bought the grey and pink.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Writer's Block

Yep, that pretty much sums it up.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

Not only was hard to get back into the swing of things after vacation, but this week has flown by and been extremely busy. I've had meetings and appointments (what, on my 1st day back!?), I'm working an event this weekend, we close on the sale of our old house on Monday (Whoo-hoo), still need to take the Christmas decor down, and Junior League is kicking back in. Two meetings this week, and one the next. All good, but just feeling a little overwhelmed and no time to blog. I hope to be back on track soon.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2007 in review

It really doesn't seem possible that 2008 is here. I know I say that every year, but this year seems to have flown.

The big highlights this year have included...

Starting a new job in April that I really do love. Yes, there are challenges and issues as with any job, but I believe in what the company says and does, it's small enough that I can make my own decisions, our people are smart and funny, and I love our product.

The pups turned 3 on March 26.

I ran my 2nd half marathon in April. I didn't train enough due to the new job, but it was still a great time and I look forward to more in the future.

We traveled to Key West, FL, Charleston,SC, Asheville, NC and probably a few other cities in between.

In September, Hubby and I bought our first house together. This was my first time as a home buyer and Hubby's second. All in all, it was a good experience - a little stressful at times, but we love our house and are so glad to be settled. And even better, the sale on the other house closes next week.

We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary on November 12.

I am looking forward to 2008 for some new adventures in our life. Stay tuned...

Happy New Year!