Wednesday, March 31, 2010

An Interesting Workout

I'm in New England again this week. Torrential downpours & all. Bleh.

But when I get back to Charlotte, it will be 82 on Friday & 83 on Saturday. YAY! And I get to see Mr. Potts, the fluffmeisters & the munchkins!

I got up this morning at 4:45am - side note: this is MUCH easier to do when you're away or your person is away. At least for me it is.

Anyway, 4:45am. Down to the hotel gym for what I determined was going to be a hard core interval workout. And it was.

My face was as red (bright pink) as my sportsbra. Not really attractive when you add in the kinks & curls from the humidity.

Wondering why there was humidity? The AC in the fitness room was not working. So the nice man at the front desk opened the windows. Remember torrential downpours mentioned earlier? That is where the humidity came from.

Either way, I digress.

Running on the treadmill, kicking butt walking at 4.5 on a 5% incline, jumping off the treadmill to do lunges with over head presses, lots of stuff like that.

Finally finished with the cardio, I stretched & then started to do some ab work. Crunches? Check! Ball side to side? Whoa!!! I've got a charley horse in my stomach!

Please tell me I'm not alone in getting those. I had to do some ab stretches to calm it down, but I'm sure I looked funny.

Thankfully no one joined me in there.

I may have scared them off with the open windows (I need to be cool when I work out), the hot pink face to match my shirt/bra combo or perhaps even with the gasp & "what the...?" when my abs charley-horsed.

Again, please tell me someone else has gotton one of these before?

Happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I want to be a Cowboy

How cute is this little fellow?

He loves his Thomas the Train PJ's & when you combine it with a red cowboy hat, it's love.

I die every time I see him, he is just too precious.

Monday, March 29, 2010

What a weekend!

Maybe this should have been titled, "What a Saturday night!".

Mr. Potts and I met some friends of ours at a Cuban restaurant here in Charlotte Saturday night. Fabulous food, yummy sangria & fun times with our friends.

The girls & Mr. Potts decided to go out after dinner was finished. Mr. Potts left to go home, while the girls and I headed on to another local bar.

Which is where things got a little hairy.

The last bar we were at had several paid escorts there.


What gave it away? It could have been the creamsickle satin dress that zipped the whole way up the front of the dress.

She even got into a picture with us.

The hands? Well, they were our pirate hooks. Someone said "Arrgghhh" at some point & we took it and ran with it.

In addition to the paid escorts, I had to stop two boys from getting into an argument.

Yeah, I know. Seriously.

A boy to my left at the bar, looked at me & smiled. "I was going to buy you a drink," he said after I had bought the round for my friends. I smiled & told him, "Thank you, but I don't need you to buy me drinks. I can buy my own."

The boy to my right had braces & we had been talking about the joys of having braces more than once.

The boy to my left apparently didn't appreciate that I wasn't paying him enough attention. So he insulted the boy to my right by calling him, wait for it, Brace Face.



Swirling my head around, I laughed out loud.

"Seriously boys?? We're not in 8th grade."

I know! Can you believe this??

Needless to say, the girls & I laughed for a while about this.

The best part?

My text this morning from one of them.

It simply said, "Arrgghhh!"


Just watch out. When September 19th rolls around this year, we're hosting a Pirate Party!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Girl's Night

It ended up being pretty low key last weekend. My best girlfriend came over & a few others - but it was just her & me that went out.

Isn't she beautiful?

We ended up at an art gallery that serves drinks - we had cava. Love it!

And I've officially decided that fresh flowers should grace our home whenever I'm in town for a week. I put these together & they've lasted all week. I've smiled each time I've looked at them.

Mr. Potts & I have had a good weekend. I'll have to tell you more about it tomorrow. This girl has to pack for a week in Maine & then get to bed so I can get up uber early, send b.e.g. a text & get to the gym.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fabulous Friday!

Happy Friday Everyone! It's here - another edition of Fabulous Friday! A highlight of all things fabulous that I've stumbled across over the course of this week (in no particular order, of course!) or even fond memories I have stored in my brain.

As with last week's FF, I'm going to highlight some blogs on Fabulous Friday that may have touched my heart, made me laugh out loud or perhaps even just re-evaluate the way I look at things.

I love anything that makes me giggle. Happiness is contagious, right? So when I saw this, I knew I'd have to share it with you all. M.A. of the Duncan Dialogues (such a cute blog, by the way) posted this Frog Fail. Check it out - it will take all of 1 minute. I hope you'll giggle like I did.

Amber over at LIFE AS WE KNOW IT is hosting a Lorac lip gloss giveaway which ends tomorrow! If you haven't already entered, you should. Because even though Spring is almost here, who wouldn't love a little Candy Cane Cosmo on their smackers?
via Amber's Blog

The Bumpkin over at Bumpkin on a Swing did a fab Fabulous Friday post last week, so I had to give her a special shout out. I love her pictures - you should check out this Wordless Wednesday post - the colors blew me away!

Kelle Hampton over at Enjoying the Small Things is an amazing woman. I found her (kind of like we all find someone in the blog world) by someone linking up her story. I don't remember who, but thank you.

She has taken a life changing event in the birth of her daughter and shared the heartache of learning she has Down's Syndrome and turned it into such an uplifting and motivating story. I hope you'll check out her birth story, but also check out the rest of her blog. Truly amazing.

And you guys? Spring is HERE! The Dog Woods (NC state FLOWER - piece of trivia for you there) and the Bradford Pears are blooming! All the way down the road where I walk Hayden.

Now, granted, my car is covered in pollen, but hey, it is SPRING!

What have you happened upon this week that is Fabulous?

Happy Friday, y'all!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Catch up on a few awards

I've been given a few awards recently & kept meaning to share these. And then life got busy. But doesn't it do that for everyone?

Jen over at A Girl in Pearls & A Boy with Toys shared the Beautiful Blog award with me. And I just realized her blogspot is 867-53oh9 - LOVE that song!

Thanks Jen! I'm supposed to share this with 7 other bloggers who have a beautiful blog. This one I'm sharing with my 7 newest followers. If I haven't been to your blog yet, I will - it may be this weekend, but pinky swear.

Cari - Blessed on the River
Patience - A Reason or a Season
Frugal Fabulous Finds
Lara - who doesn't have a blog - so Hi!
Jenn - Jeans Friday
Vanessa - An Exquisite Waste of Time
New Mommy - You, Me and Baby Makes Three

Trish over at Pink Preppy Lilly Lover passed on the Happy Award.

I'm to list 10 things that make me happy & share this with 10 other bloggers.

Easy part first.

1. The spring weather we're experiencing right now. I'm currently jonesing for a warm Friday afternoon after work spent sitting outside at Jack's enjoying a few beers - looking at you DEE.

2. Pepe Cat not throwing up hairballs/foodballs. Thank you sweet Baby Jesus.

3. Long walks outside after work with Hayden in this glorious weather (see #1). Anybody having flashbacks to and those descriptions where everyone listed long walks outside (usually on the beach)? No? Just me?

4. Getting my hair done. Nothing better in the world. When they throw in a free deep conditioning? Heaven!

5. Manicures & Pedicures. Thanks Gwen for sticking that idea in my head. Need spring colors on these toesies soon!

6. Driving my car with the sunroof open & stereo bumping.

Yeah, I said stereo bumping.

7. My Kindle. Love it. Enough said.

8. New Handbags - Thanks Kelsey. I've got this baby stuck in my head. Along with visions of manicures & pedicures.
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9. Getting my eyebrows done. My girl is the BEST! If your in CLT & need a person, let me know. b.e.g. - this shout out is for you! Anyone else thought about the "This Bud's for you" commercial? Beer on the brain much?

10. Trying a new recipe & having it be a sensational success!

I could keep going, but that would set the bar pretty high for you all. Since I'm sharing this award with each of you who would like to grab it & share 10 things about yourself.

11. Just because I can - I love getting to the end of a list & realizing I still have things I could share!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wishful Wednesday - Dream Handbags

Kelsey over at The Seattle Smith's hosts Wishful Wednesday & it is always fun to play along.

The topic this week is, "I wish I could afford this handbag without putting a dent in my wallet."

I'm a handbag lover. I have many that I love and adore.

I knew that answering this one would be hard. That I'd have to really think about my pick. Then I decided that I couldn't choose. And really, if I had the money to spend on one of these babies, I'd definitely have enough for a few!

So here we go, my top two picks for handbags!

The Jimmy Choo Riki

Isn't she beautiful? The color! The details!! I'm in LOVE!!

The Jimmy Choo Riley

The texture, the color...yum!

Aren't you all glad it is Wednesday? I've had the most ridiculously busy work week so far! Hope you all are enjoying some Spring weather. We were in the mid 70's today.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

Taylor over at The Undomestic Momma hosts Top 2 Tuesday. When I saw her preview yesterday (Top 2 things you can't live without) I immediately knew what my answers would be. But then I had to stop & think about it.

Because there are quite a few things that I consider extremely important & that I can't live without. Good hair care products, for one. Especially in the humidity that is on it's way!

But then, I can make do with slightly less expensive products when in a pinch, so it is really "can't live without" or "don't like to live without"?

So I went back to my original answers & here they are, the top 2 things I can't live without.

First up? Lip care products. This will include Chap Stick, Vaseline for lips, lip gloss, lip stick, more Chap Stick. In fact, my stocking usually contains a 3-6 pack of Chap Stick!
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Second? LOTION! Specifically, hand lotion. I love it & must use it constantly. If you look in my makeup bag in my purse I have 3 different kinds of miniature hand lotions. I have a jar of body butter on my desk & several stashed in various places around the house.

Best way to keep your cuticles from peeling or your hands from cracking? Lotion!

I'm using this right now (still) on my desk.
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What can't you live without? Any products out there I need to know about?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fabulous Friday

Happy Friday Everyone! It's here - another edition of Fabulous Friday! A highlight of all things fabulous that I've stumbled across over the course of this week (in no particular order, of course!) or even fond memories I have stored in my brain.

As with last week's FF, I'm going to highlight some blogs on Fabulous Friday that may have touched my heart, made me laugh out loud or perhaps even just re-evaluate the way I look at things.

Last Friday Mayra over at life is Bananas shared her new kitchen with her readers. I immediately saved the post & showed it to Mr. Potts. We oohed & ahhed over her new appliances, new countertops & new cabinets. We were especially in love with her new faucet and sink. Could this be a touch faucet??

Image from Mayra's blog.

Gwen wrote this week about what parents do while kids are away. Having no children myself & planning to not ever, I read this & thought, "Huh. I wonder if my mom used to look forward to me being gone." Then I continued reading & just about died when I saw the Rear Gear. DIED I tell you!!

Kimmie went to San Diego recently & shared with her readers her trip to the San Diego Zoo. Being the big zoo fan that I am, I loved the pictures & the video she posted. I've always wanted a koala bear. Anyone think I stand a chance in hell of convincing Mr. Potts that I NEED one after he continues to turn me down for a puppy?

From Kimmie's blog post.

Apparently the brighter ones "fake & bake"!

We've all been there & done that, right? You walk out to your car & see the spot of bird doo on it. Sometimes it may look like the bird had a case of the runs. I hope I'm not the only one this happens to! Brittany had a case of attacking birds recently. She fought the battle & beat it. Except the way she tells her stories has me dying laughing. Cracking up in my seat. Trying not to spit water all over my computer.
She didn't take this picture, but I wish she'd taken one to share!

Happy Friday everyone! What inspired you, made you laugh or cry, made you smile or made you hungry this week?

Should I use a McLinky for these last few so you all can link up with your faves? Let me know what you think.

Enjoy your weekends!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wishful Wednesday

Each week Kelsey from The Seattle Smith's hosts a feature called Wishful Wednesday. It gets you thinking, so if you haven't checked this out yet, definitely stop by!

'I wish' .... I could win the lottery REAL soon, and I would hope to

My immediate question is how much are we talking about? Is this a 20 million win or a 250 million win? My next thought (based on the amount) would be to travel & see everything that I've ever wanted to.

This would take at least 2 years, minimum. I think I'd get a little homesick.

So I would choose to:

A. Take a three month sabbatical to relax & travel to some of the world's most amazing beaches.
B. Continue to work for the same company. We're in a tremendous state of flux & I really enjoy my boss, the people I work with and what I do.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Suggestions please

::Oh yes it's Ladies' Night::

I'll be hosting girls night Saturday with some of my besties. We'll be chatting it up, noshing on yummies & sipping along.

I'm looking for a few new ideas of easy finger foods as well as any fun/festive/Spring (it will be the first day of Spring) drink you think of.

Ideas? Suggestions?

Wish you all could come!

An ode to Pepe le Pew

Isn't he handsome?

Pepe Cat is such a handsome fellow, but do you see all that hair? All that long, orange hair?

When I rescued him, I had no intention of having a long haired cat. Actually, when I rescued him, I had no intention of owning a cat.

Yet he followed people back through the snow to our office. When I held him, I felt each rib bone, his jaw bones & his spine - he was so skinny.

I knew that if they put him back outside he wouldn't make it. So I did what any owner of a 150lb Great Dane would do. I decided I would keep him.

Off we went to the vet for shots and a bath. Yes, you read that correctly. A bath.

This poor cat was so smelly, it was as if he'd been living in a sewer. Which could have been very close to the truth.

He was so dirty that his hair was twisted into spikes. I had just decided to adopt a kitty with catlocks (kind of like dreadlocks, but for a cat). And he was brown.

Now, scroll back up. Yes, he is orange in the picture. That is how dirty he was!

Now, the vet told me that they didn't bathe cats, that I could wrap him in a wet towel & he'd clean himself in a week or so. I explained that Maddy would only think I'd brought her home a special treat.

Needless to say, he got his bath.

But what to name him?

My roommate at the time suggested Pepe. Short for Pepe le Pew. Which was quite fitting. Since he smelled as pleasant as a skunk.

And it fit. And so he was named. Only, his name has morphed into Pepe Cat.

Or Mr. Fuzzles, Furry Butt, Fluffy Love, Mr. get the point, right?

Only now, my little fluffy Pepe Cat is sick. He's been throwing up every day for the last week & a half. We took him to the vet where they anesthetized him, x-rayed him, tested his blood & then told us they couldn't find anything wrong.

So we're trying to calm his tummy to help him get better.

Which means he now eats Fancy Feast (you know, to get the medicine down).

So now, you may call him Mr. Fancy Feast Fluffy Luffy.
Or just plain Pepe Cat will do.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm on FIRE!

You wouldn't know it, but I have a special gift. Very special indeed.

A gift that can take your breath away, make you gasp in surprise while at the same time make you thankful you don't have this particular gift.

You see, I make really awkward jokes. The kind that make people stop and stare. The kind that make people wonder just where this train wreck will end.

The kind where Mr. Potts stares at me in disbelief, just wondering when I'll pick up on the fact that I've completely swallowed my foot.

Let's back up, shall we. Because to appreciate this wonderful gift, you truly need a good example.

I went to a wedding shower last weekend. The kind where it is mostly family and a few friends. I knew all of the local girls there. The only one I hadn't met before was the maid of honor. She seemed nice enough at the shower.

That evening, Mr. Potts and I went to the bride to be's house to hang out with our friends. We enjoyed talking to the maid of honor. She seemed nice & likes animals (big plus in our book).

Towards the end of the night, I asked the maid of honor about her hands (they're red, no reason why, just red like they're inflamed) & this train jumped right off the proverbial tracks.

Now, my question was in no way meant to be rude or malicious, I just was concerned - so the question went like this. "Maid of Honor, your hands are red, are you ok? Did you maybe have an allergic reaction to something? I've got some Benadryl if you need it."

Now granted, I might have avoided the question during the shower, but I think with the drinking she had done (which was A LOT) they may have been more red & much more noticeable.

My concern didn't go over so well, to say the least.

She promptly sat on her hands & yelled about how her hands have always been like that & that we must think her a freak. Both Mr. Potts & I reassured her that wasn't the case, that we thought she was great.

She continued to freak out about her hands - increasing in intensity as we tried to reassure her.

This is when my special talent was revealed as I tried to make an awkward situation better by making really awkward jokes.


I told her that if it was me, I'd tell people my hands were "on fire" (imagine the fire being said in a really exaggerated way)- yeah, I know, not really sure where that one came from... Let's just say it didn't go over so well?

Did I stop?

Surely you know the answer to that question.

Of course not. Why stop when you've just made things awkward, but are convinced that you can make it better by telling more jokes?

And so I continued.

With, "I'd tell people I'm so hot I'll burn them," together with my licking my finger, touching my arm & making a sizzling sound.

Are you cringing yet?

I am, just remembering it.

Then it continued with the fire gun hands where I would "shoot" fire from my hands as I took aim all around the room.

I think Mr. Potts almost walked away when I started juggling the "fire" balls in my hands.

All in the attempt to make things better.


Needless to say, we now have a key phrase.


As in, when Mr. Potts is watching me at my best, he'll mention how he thought he heard THUNDER.

Hope it never happens when it is raining outside. I may not get that hint. Who knows what could happen the next time!

Anyone else out there with this special talent?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fabulous Friday!

Happy Friday Everyone! It's here - another edition of Fabulous Friday! A highlight of all things fabulous that I've stumbled across over the course of this week (in no particular order, of course!) or even fond memories I have stored in my brain.

As with last week's FF, I'm going to highlight some blogs on Fabulous Friday that may have touched my heart, made me laugh out loud or perhaps even just re-evaluate the way I look at things.

Last week I highlighted someone who is making changes in her life. This week I bring you Brown Girl. A woman I would love in real life if we ever met. She reminds me of me, except in a not white girl type of way. I love this post and how she shares with us what works for her. Sometimes when people do that it can come off as condescending & I love that this one never did.

For those of you who don't read her, Maegan of Maegan shared her French Bulldog LeRoy this week. Animal lovers out there - you'll find the clip of him eating grass amusing. It made me smile & think about how Maddy would chomp on some grass every once in a while.

Jenny of So Say I had me laughing out loud in my hotel room and shaking my head when she shared about a certain part of San Francisco. For those feint of heart, please don't read this one while eating. I for certain will not be going to that area of the city!

Ashley of Kiwis & Cocktails needs your help. She had me laughing in her search for the perfect ankle bracelet. If any of you have an idea of how to make one, please let her know!

MCW was a "Lady Who Lunches" this week. Which was funny. Then yesterday while I was out eating lunch (a lunch so yummy & filled with garlic that I could STILL keep a vampire away - just not Edward, please?) I saw a group of older women who were indeed lunching. They were all in their 70's (and comparing to see who was the oldest, HA!) & having such a great time. I hope to keep such a great group of friends that I'm doing that when I'm in my 70's. And asking for a beer or glass of wine as several of them did.

I've also noticed that I have some new followers. Come play & let me know who you are.

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Where in the World Wednesday - A SPRING DREAM

New England is lovely & thankfully the weather has been beautiful (and WARM) this week so far. I think that this area is prettiest in the fall, however, when all the leaves are turning & it is just a mad rush of color that can overwhelm even the most jaded person (ahem, that would be me).

But by far, I think that SPRING in the South is the most lovely time of the year. Period. Anywhere.

And so for this week's Where in the World Wednesday, I'm dreaming of a Southern Spring.

Because I'm ready for it.

And also it makes more sense then to sit in my stylist's chair and say, "More highlights, please."

Didn't make as much sense a week ago when I asked that, but hey, I'm in the mood for Spring!

I'm ready for little ones in Spring clothes hugging hairy yellow dogs.

I'm ready for NC dogwoods to begin blooming.

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I'm ready for Spring clothes, Spring shoes and Spring warmth.

I'm ready to roll down my windows (after I AutoBell - since my car is so full of dog hair that I'd be covered in it) and enjoy the warmth. Only to begin sneezing for days.

But all the sneezing & sniffling will be worth it because it will be SPRING!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

The Undomestic Momma hosts Top 2 Tuesday each week. I don't believe I've ever participated before, but I thought this one would be fun - pick your top 2 baby names.

Some of you may be pondering my choice in participating since Mr. Potts & I won't be creating any little potts or pans (I made a funny, you can laugh, I did!). Even though little ones of our own won't be gracing our household doesn't mean that I can't have favorite baby names.

So, if we were ever to have a little girl munchkin, she would be named Katherine Ann. Katherine is his grandmother's middle name & Ann is my middle name passed down from my mom.

I couldn't go with a name after my grandmother - Gertrude anyone? Gert? Gertie? Trudie? Probably not, huh?

If there were ever a little boy munchkin, he would be named Preston Michael. Michael because it is a good name & Preston was my grandfather's middle name (we'd HAVE to go with the middle since his first name was Harvey). Plus, if we went that route, he'd totally be a PIMP because his initials would be PMP.

Yep, I just went there. I'm a dork.

On a serious side note, though, what was it with the naming of that generation? I also had an aunt Lucille & an uncle Horace!

But it is OK - remember - not procreating!

So if any of you love these names, please feel free to take them & use them. If you choose Gertrude or Harvey, however, I'm not taking the blame!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Fabulous Friday

Happy Friday Everyone! It's here - another edition of Fabulous Friday! A highlight of all things fabulous that I've stumbled across over the course of this week (in no particular order, of course!) or even fond memories I have stored in my brain.

I wanted to share a recent adventure I had. This week I had to go to my periodontist for my special cleaning - I go every 4 months for scaling & planing after having had 2 soft tissue graft surgeries.

While none of that is fabulous (trust me - I insisted on being knocked out completely for the surgeries which resulted in some pretty funny stories), I wanted to remind you how important maintaining your mouth's health is.

Jane from Wishful Thinking shared earlier this week about her fear of dentists. I've been there & gone through the fear, anxiety & tense muscles. But please trust me, you're MUCH better off going to a regular dentist for a regular cleaning versus going to a periodontist for the special cleanings.

I've also thought a lot this week (haven't been able to sleep well this week & my mind just races when that happens!) about different bloggers that have touched me. So for the month of March, I'm going to highlight some blogs on Fabulous Friday that may have touched my heart, made me laugh out loud or perhaps even just re-evaluate the way I look at things.

Julie was in my thoughts this week when I couldn't sleep really thinking about how I look at myself and how I evaluate my health. One of her posts really reconfirmed for me how important it is for me to be healthy - which for me has included losing weight.

Since I gain weight around my stomach (I'm an apple, not a pear) I'm at a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, or breast cancer. I'm also more likely to have anxiety, depression, menstrual irregularities and fertility problems. This really struck a chord with me, since I have a family history of heart disease, cancer, anxiety & depression. Thank you Julie, for helping me take a second look at my own health & how I approach it.

Brittany shared "How Do You Choose Who to Marry?" & I loved it. It made me smile in a way that only words from young children can. I have a book that is very similar to this & I pick it up every once in a while for a smile.

Amber had me nodding my head in agreement over the marriage referee. I'm with her, in case you're wondering - I feel a burning need to finish the last of everything.

Carrie has me longing for some slow cooking - you should check out this post simply for the picture of food!

Tara made me smile when she wrote that her life is not all "sequins & glitter". I loved how she wrote about her love but reminded us all that no one's life is perfect.

What blogs have inspired you, made you laugh out loud, made your mouth water or simply made you take a step back & look at your life this week?

Adding this one in - d.a.r. sent me over to Jeans Friday for the Public Service Announcement and I have to say, I agree. I've not received a "mean" comment before, but I hope that if I ever do, I handle it with the thought that, "I'm choosing to share my thoughts, dreams, hopes & nightmares with people. If they don't like it, I can't control it."

Happy Friday Y'all!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Top Two Tuesday!

Top Two Tuesday is hosted by Taylor over at the undomestic momma and has looked like fun over the past few weeks. This week's topic is Top Two Favorite Stores.

When I started thinking about this, my mind went to food. I started thinking about the specialty shops that I love to browse for foods - Whole Foods and my local Farmer's Markets and on the other end of the spectrum, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, etc.

Then I thought I could go towards shopping - you know: clothes, makeup, shoes, etc. I could lean towards small, local boutiques or big sprawling super stores.


I had a bit of a rough time (can you tell I can't make decisions??) but finally narrowed it down to these two as my favorite stores to shop at:


I absolutely love that I can go there for pretty dresses, jeans, makeup, unbelieveable handbags, fabulous shoes & have coffee once I'm done shopping!


I love the selection of cookware and bakeware - a girl can dream of uber nice pots & pans without being able to afford them. *Sigh*

I love the appliances & the gadgets. I love the food selections (HELLO Sprinkles cupcakes to go into a bridal shower gift!) & the table linens.

I could spend days in there!

Thankfully our Williams-Sonoma is very close to our Nordstrom. Fulfilling wishes a few at a time.

Monday, March 1, 2010

There really is no place like home

My life has been quite the whirlwind lately with the amount of travel that I have been doing. It is hard to be away from Mr. Potts, our pets, my munchkins & my mama, but I realize that this new position is really setting the stage for my next career move. Which should be a fairly big one. But NOT for quite a while!

When I come home, I tend to want to veg & relax. Catch up with Mr. Potts. Play with Hayden. Brush Pepe Cat (hairy monster that he is). See the munchkins.

There's no place like home.

My patience level may be a little frayed from being gone - not to mention that I've never had much of it anyway.

We went Saturday afternoon to see Mama & the munchkins. Driving along the interstate we saw a wall of traffic ahead of us. I shuddered (Mr. Potts was driving & we both agree that I'm the better driver) and then released a sigh of relief. We'd be getting off at the exit before the traffic stopped.

I realized then that we had a tournament in town. I realize that tournaments are a good thing for the city. They generate revenue, hotel occupancy is up, restaurant business is up.


There's no place like home...unless a tournament is in town.

They also congest my city's streets with drivers who aren't sure where they're going. Making right turns from left lanes.

Sitting in the middle of the intersection & blocking traffic (and my ability to use the cross-walk) because they didn't wait for the next green light.

They are rude & loud, shoving past people to get where they want to go.

Heaven help them if they ever shoved, jostled or were rude to my Mama. Or the Munchkins. Talk about a Mama Bear coming out! Leigh Anne Tuohy has nothing on me.

So Mr. Potts & I did what any smart Charlottean did this weekend. Stayed the hell out of uptown.

We went to one of our local places for Cuban food.

We thanked God that the people in town for the tournament had no interest in our little neighborhood.

We enjoyed our dinner & our night together.

While Mama Bear stayed under wraps.

I guess we all should be thankful for that!