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Friday, February 26, 2010

What was I thinking?

Oh my goodness, what on Earth was I thinking last night when I didn't pull my vehicle into the garage.  I know, I know, it's a luxury to even have a garage and I am very grateful.  However, I just don't know why I didn't utilize it last night.  I came in last evening and I had a purse, dinner, and other random stuff to get out of my vehicle.  That's all fine and normal, right?  Well I didn't want to fight the tiny walk-way and having to be careful to not open the door too wide with all my stuff, so I just parked in our driveway and took everything in.  My intentions were to have [fast-food.....eek] dinner with Josh and then bring my faithful Explorer inside for the night.  That would have been a great and practical plan......except that I didn't remember until this morning when it was time to leave!  GEEZ!  My memory is obviously not the grandest.  And of course I had an event early this morning and had planned to leave home at 6:45 this morning.  Yet I was surprised when I walked into the garage and my vehicle was not in it, which led me to remember it was outside.  Plus the glass  was crystallized with frost that I then had to knock off (I should have known, after all it was 24 degrees).  Times like these are humbling and they serve to remind me that I am so easily distracted and often forgetful.  I am also extremely thankful for the garage that keeps my vehicle warm and frost-free - I plan to use it tonight! 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Way to go Tops!


Of course I love my Kentucky Wildcats, but the Hilltoppers also hold a special place in my heart!  Mr. P and I are season-ticket holders for men's basketball and while this year has had its ups and downs, the boys pulled through for a great showing on Senior night!  
I adore watching the student section -- they are definitely the most vibrant and energetic of the Sunbelt conference!  I especially love witnessing some of the traditions that occur at each game, all compliments of the students!

Player Jeremy Evans made a great display for his Senior night by painting his portrait on his shoe!  I was absolutely mesmerized by this masterpiece!  You can only imagine how many pictures I had to take before I finally caught this shot of him in action!  Can you believe how awesome this is?!!  Read more about his rockin' artistic abilities here -- it's just not fair that he has two major talents!  At least he's using the talents.

And of course I enjoy watching the cheerleaders.....almost as much as I enjoy watching Big Red entertain the audience!

After the game, the players (particularly the Seniors) went up in the student section showing their appreciation for the awesome support.  This was a very classy act!  Way to go, boys!

A poster from the supportive (and also talented) students!  Funny thing is that I still remember going to UK's Senior game when I was a Senior myself........ahem......not that it was four years ago or anything!

This was a score to be proud of!

And a couple of weeks ago, NBA star Courtney Lee (former Hilltopper) was in attendance -- you could tell he enjoyed being back for a visit to his alma mater.

I had a pedicure that afternoon between work and the game.  I couldn't stand the thought of possibly messing it up, so I wore flip-flops to the game....in February.  I realize this was not the classiest of decisions, but a girl has to protect her pedi!  I justified it since the color was in support of the Toppers.

Believe it or not, I'm actually kind of sad that the season is nearly over -- I really enjoy "date nights" with Mr. P -- plus thanks to him, I actually now understand sports pretty well!  (It's much more fun to spectate when you know what's going on).

I hope that the Wildcats & the Hilltoppers have a great and successful March Madness!!!!

We enjoyed this weekend very much!  The weather was great and we finally had the opportunity to enjoy our new bikes!  Ahhh, a taste of Spring!  Can't wait til it's really here to stay around a while!

Friday, February 19, 2010

SAD? Nope, just ready for Spring!

You've probably heard of SAD -- seasonal affective disorder.  Wikipedia defines it as this: "Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression or winter blues, is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or, less frequently, in the summer, spring or autumn, repeatedly, year after year."  

I don't have SAD, but man am I looking forward to Spring!  It seems like this Winter has dragged on forever and that's fine and dandy, but I'm so ready for some fresh air and not having to dress like an Eskimo.....so much that I met up with a friend yesterday to get pedicures and we chose bright colors for our ghostly-white toes!  My sweet Mr. P prefers Winter (he also loves my fresh pedi!), but his bride is quite the opposite.  Is anyone else ready for Springtime or do you prefer the brisk (and sometimes bone-chilling) days of Winter?

Friday, February 12, 2010

For the LOVE of KENTUCKY.....


I realize this is wrong in oh-so-many ways, but now that the Cats are top competitors again (finally), I can't help but love this humor!  
In case you don't "get it" -- Pros (for professionals......because they definitely bring their A-game to the court) vs. Cons (that's short for convicts.....since well, they are!). Ahahahaha!  :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Snow and ice has taken over Southcentral Kentucky!  All area schools are closed including WKU!  My boss took that as a sign -- if campus is closed, we are too!  So I am so thankful for the snow day at home -- I am working from home while enjoying the fire, my sweats, not fighting traffic, and looking forward to the sweet Mr. P to come home and have lunch with me!  It's the little things in life....that's what it's all about! 

I hope that you also get a snow day if you are experiencing this kind of weather too! 

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Morning Praise!

Just found this video of Mandisa performing a Jesus mix of the Black Eyes Peas "I Gotta Feeling!"

The beat of this sound is so awesome anyway, and she makes it an awesome praise and worship song: