Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween sneak peek…

Each year, the parents of one of our friends have a huge corn maze at their farm.  For Halloween, they haunt the maze and it’s open at night.  For years, now, all of our friends have participated in some way or another.

All of the guys are in the field, haunting, and the gals sell tickets and refreshments (and hot chocolate!).  On Halloween Night, all the gals dress up.  Last year, we went as The Village People:

Village People 08 Sorry for the blurriness! R to L: Sarah, Tiffany, Megan, Katie H, Katie M, Victoria, me, Krystle

And it was freezing!

I’m quite excited that the forecast for Saturday is 78*, and the low is 65*.We don’t have to worry about being cold! =.)


And here’s a peek at some of the components of my costume! =.)  Sorry they’re so small – I didn’t take time to photo everything. =.)  I’ll definitely have some of the finished product up next week. =.)




Know what we’re dressing as? =.)


Happy Halloween!  Hope you get all treats, and no tricks! =.)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Operation Beautiful

Have you ever heard of this website?  I think it’s great!  It’s so inspiring, and I love that it’s something that EVERYONE can do.

Here’s how it works:  On a Post-It, write something nice, with the website address at the bottom.  When you’ve done that, put it somewhere public, where others can see it.  In a public restroom, work restroom, or in a fitting room in a store.  Anywhere you want.  Then, your kind words do the work.  They make someone else feel good about themselves!

I’ve not done this, yet, but you can bet I’m going to start, starting today at work.

What do you think?  Don’t you just love this idea?  I think it’s GREAT! =.)

You are beautiful, inside and out! =.) Have a great day!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I work at a franchised real estate company.  So, while each office is independently owned and operated, we have use certain programs as a part of the company.  I’ve never had any problems before, but my real estate program has been giving me problems all week!

As part of my 'Daily Tasks’ Checklist, I’m supposed to do certain things.  One of those things would be to ‘verify’ the program.  This is an item that’s only been added in the past year, and while I do verify frequently, I don’t do it daily.  It takes about 20 minutes to process, and I don’t always have 20 minutes to just sit around while it does what it does.

So, on Tuesday, I decided I would run my verification to make sure my program was okay.  I’ve NEVER had any of my programs come back with an error, so it really shocked (and kind of scared me) when a message pops up and says that my listings file was corrupt.

Luckily, I have an offsite back up that backs up my important programs every night, as well as backing them up to the company server.  So, I go about the process of restoring my data.

None of my week’s worth of data that was backed up was ‘good.’  All of them were corrupt.  And while I was restoring my data, I apparently did something wrong, because then, the whole program was throwing an error at me.

Completely drove me crazy, as I spent ALL of Tuesday trying to fix the problem.

I finally had someone from our International office contact me on Wednesday morning.  She spent ALL of Wednesday morning working on my computer from Texas.  She got it fixed around 12:30 p.m.  I was excited!  That meant I wouldn’t have to enter all of the month’s data in, as I thought that was going to end up happening.  Yay!

So, I ran the verification before I backed up my system last night.  I got this HUGE error message – took up the whole screen, and then some – right before I left for the day.  I decided that I didn’t want to try to figure out what was wrong, so I just left for the day.  It was almost 6 p.m., and I just didn’t have the right mindset to work through it, again.

So, this morning, I come in, open the program, and run the verification, again, just to see if it would work this time.  God really does love me, because it came back with: “All systems and data files are OK!” Yay!

I actually get to do some work today!

However, I did finish reading Nicholas Sparks’ The Last Song yesterday while the lady was working on my computer.  It was WONDERFUL!!!  I’m probably partial, though, as I’m from NC and all of his books are set on the coast.  And I’ve loved him since he first started writing – I’m talking The Notebook, only about 6 years before the movie ever came out.  And most of his books are much better than the movies! =.)  I DEFINITELY recommend you read his latest book, The Last Song, if you like his other books.  It’s better than the last 3-4 books.  I cried through maybe the last quarter of the book?  You should go read it.  Now. =.)

Friday, October 16, 2009


I’m baaack! =.)  I’m sure you have all just been waiting for me to write something intelligent and wonderful since it’s been so long.  Hate to disappoint, but that’s not likely! =.)

I do have some great pictures, though! =.) Fun pics from Allie’s horse show, and some of Ava riding, too! =.)  Then, I have some other pics of our friend Chad’s birthday party.  Fun!

And that’s all I’ve got!! =.) So, here goes…

Allie riding Sugarfoot



Sisters!  Allie & Ava


Ava on Shasta


How stinkin’ cute is she?!?  Love it!


Brock with Ava and the cutest little pony! 


 All the gals at Chad’s BirthdayDSC04630

Kelly, Katie, Sarah, and me


Brad and Chad


And the future Bride and Groom!!! YAY!!


Hope you’ve enjoyed!  I’ll find something better to talk about next time!  Have a GREAT weekend! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm such a bad blogger! I've been really busy with work and haven't had the chance to post, but I've been reading up on all my favorites! =.)

I've got some great pictures from the last 2 weekends, and I've got to do a post on those, and I will, I'm just not sure when that will be. Please check back, though, because I promise to get back to my regularly scheduled posting soon! =.)

(I had to edit my punctuation, as I had way to many exclamation marks! =.) Have a great day!!!