Saturday, October 31, 2009

And this is what I've been doing all day...

I've been packing-ugh! This is a picture of what used to be my dining room. All this stuff has been packed, but when I look at the rest of the apartment, it still seems like so much needs to be done. Less than two weeks to go!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I know...

that I haven't been posting all that much. To be honest, I'm just entirely overwhelmed and exhausted. I can't wait until I close on the house because then my time won't be consumed with inspections, walk throughs, packing, etc. Don't get me wrong-I know that I am so blessed to be able to buy a home. I'm just struggling with managing everything right now.

I'm still reading everyones blogs and commenting when I can, but my posting will probably be pretty sporadic for the next couple weeks.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


This would be a picture of some sweet new wrapping paper I picked up today at a craft fair. Aren't they just pretty?!?! I sort of feel bad for everyone this Christmas...there will be no Christmas wrapping paper in site. Which, I'm perfectly okay with since I like these waaay better! Woot! Although I have a feeling that my boyfriend is going to have something to say about my new purchases. He sort of hates anything with a zebra print. He even told me "it's tacky." Men. What do they really know about style anyway. I am sort of afraid for my zebra shower curtain though....he's threatened that it might mysteriously become damaged in the move :(

Have a lovely night ladies!

MckMama Giveaway!

MckMama is having a fabulous giveaway that I really, really want to win. I'm in the market for some new appliances and that $200 to Best Buy would be a big help! Check it out!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Short Southern Mama Giveaway

Short Southern Mama is having a fabulous giveaway! There's a bunch of stuff included like an adorable tote bag, charm bracelet and charms and some nail polish. Go check her out...or don't so I have a better chance at winning-haha!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wishful Wednesday!

Today's topic is: 'I wish' .... I was going on vacation tomorrow, and I would want to go to Hawaii!

I used to live in Hawaii and it's absolutely beautiful. There are so many things to do and I must confess that I love the beach. There would be nothing more relaxing then being surrounded by palm trees, blue water, black sand beaches....aaahhhh. I want to get an outdoor massage and totally pamper myself. Absolute bliss!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hmmm appliances...

So I'm supposed to be closing on the house in exactly 24 days and one of things that I need to check off my list is buying a washer, dryer and fridge. I need to pick out the brands and then shop around for the best deal and then get them ordered in enough time to schedule delivery for November 13th. The only problem is that I'm entirely overwhelmed by which brands to get. This is my criteria list:
  • Red front load washer and dryer
  • Washer that has more than one speed
  • Washer that can sense the load size and choose the amount of water to cut down on untility bill
  • Dryer that can sense the humidity in the drum and automatically shut off when the clothes are dry
  • A french door fridge with pull out bottom drawer
  • Fridge to be stainless
  • I'm not too picky on whether or not the fridge has ice and water in the door

So this is just the basic list I've come up with. I'm sure there are much more important things to consider, but having never bought a fridge or washer/dryer, I'm coming up a little lost. I tried reading reviews but they all contradicted themselves and you have to subscribe to consumer reports to get their reviews.

Can you ladies help me out? Do you have any suggestions on other criteria I need to add to my list? Do you know which brands are reliable and worth the money?

Monday, October 19, 2009

My oh my...

I've got three meetings to go to today at work. I've got my general departmental meeting that I have every Monday. I have a four hour meeting with a potential new client (which I hope gets done early because it's running through lunch and I will be STARVING). I also have a meeting with my supervisor to go over the status of my department. So....busy, busy Monday.

I posted last night about how I'm overwhelmed with everything and then proceeded to eat my weight in pizza, taquitoes and orange dreamsicles. It was pretty disgusting, but not nearly as disgusting as when I woke up at 2:30am with the most horrible stomachache. TMI...., but I was dry heaving and all kinds of sick to my stomach. And the whole time I was thinking "well you deserve this Cassie-perhaps you shall learn your lesson." My body finally gave up-it just can't keep processing all this crap I shovel into it without any consequences. I finally started to feel better and took some pepto bismol and slept the rest of the night. I woke up this morning with my stomach still rumbling though so it was more pepto bismol and saltine crackers for breakfast. I just now braved a mini bagel with peanut butter, so I hope that stays down and there's no running to the bathroom-that would really be embarrasing considering all those meetings I have!

Anyway the moral of my little stomach story is that I do hope I learned my lesson. I can't eat the way I have been. I'm sick of feeling like crap all the time and I've got to make some changes. I'm feeling pretty hopeful this morning. I just need to start making healthy choices and things should get MUCH BETTER.

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Can I be honest with you?

I'm feeling so overwhelmed and worried lately.

I'm supposed to close on my house in less than a month and when I look at it there's absolutely no way it looks like it will be done in time. They still have to install the alarm system, finish the kitchen cabinets, put in carpet, fence the back yard, bring in appliances, finish painting, re-pour the driveway because it cracked, tile the floors, etc. And I know that all of this could easily get done within in the next 2 or 3 weeks, but we keep having set backs because things get messed up like the driveway. I really hope it gets done on time. I've already taken off work and scheduled movers to be here the afternoon of closing day. I've been slowly packing up my apartment, getting all my loan stuff squared away and I've started shopping for the right washer, dryer and fridge to get delivered the day after closing. I also need to schedule AT&T to come out install cable, phone and internet the day after closing since the alarm can't be monitored without a phone line. And I need to get the utilities set up to transfer into my day on closing and schedule a trash service....aaahhh! I'm definitely feeling stressed.

There are also big changes happening at work that I can't really talk about, but it's causing me some major stress. Hopefully, I can tell everyone more in a couple of months.

I'm still struggling with my weight. I keep gaining and that just has me depressed and feeling yucky. I finally starting running three times a week again though so hopefully I can pull myself out of this hole.

I've also been super busy with the volunteer group I'm apart of. We have two meetings next week and while I love it, I just feel like I want to take a break from it all until I'm settled in the house.

Hopefully a good portion of this stress will settle down once I close and get in the house. Then I can focus on work and being healthy. But until then...I'm just trying to take it day by day.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I've been following the story of Daisy. She's a five year old girl that was diagnosed last month with cancer. Her dad happens to be a preacher. Check out this article about Daisy and watch her dad's sermon. I'm not terribly religious in a go to church each week kind of way, but I was truly touched by this sermon. It's incredibly thought provoking.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


It's nearly midnight and I really should be asleep, but I just can't seem to get myself into bed. I have so much going through my mind and I'm feeling dizzy and just not well so I'm trying to distract myself by reading blogs. Do you ever have nights like this?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I haven't forgotten you!

I know I've been neglecting my blog lately, but I have been keeping up with all your posts! Things have just been crazy for me.
  • Buying a home is an immense time suck! All the paperwork, lenders, builders, etc have been eating up my time.
  • I'm in a volunteer group that is gearing up for a big event so I've been super busy with that
  • My puppy has been kind of sick lately so we've been making more trips to the vet then I'd like
  • There are some big changes taking place at work (and not all are good changes so I'm stressed about that)
  • S and I are back together so we've been spending alot of time with each other

And the list could go on and on and on...

I'll do a real post soon!

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