Thursday, December 10, 2009

3-10...I'm slacking again!

Hey that rhymes! So, last we spoke there were a lot of things going on! Christmas season was kicked off when J and I headed to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra!!!!

It was my birthday present from J and I had such and amazing time. We both got dressed up and had a night on the town! If you haven't been to see TSO and you are a huge Christmas fan like me, I definitely recommend going to see the show. It is fantabulous!

Also, on Tuesday, J graduated from the academy!!! Woo hoo! I was so proud of him and he looked so amazing. Gotta love a man in uniform :)

After the graduation, J's mom and dad took everyone to Chili's and we enjoyed a little food and a few drinks before heading home for the evening.

Now I'm just trying to get myself ready for Christmas. I said I was going to start shopping early, but that didn't work out too well! It's the 10th and I only have a few things picked up. Arg. I'm stressing because there are so many other things I need to get done before I can start shopping. Number one priority right now is to study because I have three finals in one day. Tuesday is going to be a little crazy, and it doesn't help that I have to work the closing shift on Monday. The mall is open later and later due to the holidays, so I get off work at 10:30 and then have to drive 45 minutes home....EEK!! Guess I'll be doing the all-nighter thing if I don't get my studying done before work. But after Tuesday, it's smooth sailing. Class will be over until January 11, I can start my shopping, and enjoy time with friends and family! :) I can't wait.

How are you all coming along with your holiday shopping? Am I the only one in the procrastination boat?

It's time for me to get ready for class! Have a great day :)

Merry Ho-Ho!

P.S. It's finally cooling off a little bit. Yesterday it was in the upper 80's and I was laying its raining and COLD (meaning its in the 60's). But that's better than nothing. Guess my blood is thinning out! HA!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2....Let it snow!!

So it's not going to snow in FL, but my mom called me this morning to let me know it snowed in Ft. Worth this morning!! So that means I could have snow on Christmas!! Woo Hoo!! I can only hope.

Quick post for now.....I just finished writing up a test for J to practice and study for his final test tomorrow before graduation!! I can't believe the academy is almost over!

Now I'm headed to slap on some makeup and head to MAC! I'll be back to post some more after work :)

Only 23 days!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

1.....and so it begins!!

Heellloooo everyone!! Are you out there? cricket. cricket.

I know it has be about 10,000 years since I last posted, but blogging had to take a back seat for a bit. I needed to reorganize and readjust a few things in life and I must say things have settled nicely. There are still a few things working out in the mix over the next few months, but I'm going to try my hardest to keep you updated about them! :)

So here we are, right at the very beginning of my favorite time of the year!!! CHRISTMAS season is upon us :) You would usually find me sitting at home watching Christmas movies, eating cookies, snuggled up with a gi-gundo blanket.....but Christmas time in Florida is much different than in KY!! Today, December 1, the temps got up into the 80's and it was bright and sunny out. Big change! Mind you I'm still crackin' into the Christmas movies. I had to go dig those out of storage before Thanksgiving! HA! My movie binge started with watching Elf with Will Ferrell....funny stuff. That's all I have to say.

I have quite a few Christmas movies, but I'm looking to expand my collection. So here's your challenge....what are your favorite Christmas movies of all time?

I'll be back shortly with more updates on my Christmas fun!! Missed you all and hope you're still out there somewhere :) Merry Ho-Ho!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Making a Difference!

Yesterday I woke up bright and early to make it to my volunteer orientation at Florida Hospital. I didn't really know what to expect, but I was really excited about it all. The orientation was close to two hours long and during that time all I could think about was I was now one step closer to getting into nursing school! Everyone that spoke to us was so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. I can't wait to start! I will be able to make connections and get first hand experience in the field. I don't know what area of service I will be in, but my top three choices are Peds (I might be able to be a snuggler and hold the babies in the NICU), Nursing, or patient transportation. I CAN'T WAIT. The next step is an interview with the director of volunteers, so I'm hoping for a call soon! Keep your fingers crossed for me! Until tomorrow!

Monday, October 12, 2009

101 Posts!

So yeah, I did it again. I fell off the face of the earth after my 100th post, but I promise I have a good excuse. Life did another loop-de-loop on Meagan's Roller Coaster of Life. Right after my last post I found out that my job threw a wrench in the plans. Right before I was to get health insurance and other benefits, they cut me from full-time 40 hours to part-time 20 hours. I knew it was a possibility to have my hours cut, but I never imagined it would be this much. I was shocked, didn't know what to do. I called my parents and they both told me that it would be fine, God has a plan.

Since then, I've put in my two weeks notice and accepted an position at......duh duh duh.....MAC Cosmetics! I am so excited. I worked there for about two and a half years when I lived in KY and I'm so excited to be back. My first day is the 18th of this month and I couldn't be happier. I am definitely upset about leaving my lovies at my current job, but they understand my situation and made me promise to come back and visit!! So life is getting back in order :)

On to some other news. My birthday is a month from Wednesday...November 14th. Yes, I am born exactly 9 months after Valentine's the math! I am visiting my mom and dad the week before my birthday, and I don't know why, but I felt like it was a good time to try and start up my "healthy living" again. I am currently taking human nutrition and let me tell you, its much easier to eat the right foods when you know exactly how the bad foods harm your body. So now that I'm eating healthier than before, I figured I could pick up my exercise routine as well. I am going to be doing a little something similar to Amanda at 20 Times a Lady...Spilling It. She started Jillian Michael's Shred video and is documenting on her blog and I really liked how she did it. I am going to be doing something close to that, but I am not just sticking strictly to the JM video. I'll be talking about all my exercise and how it's changing my body. I'm going to take photos, before and after, and measurements....and if...I mean WHEN I make it to my 30 days I will do a new post of my results. So be sure to read back to this post and check up on my progress :)

Day 1
I started my day off with a bowl of cereal and a weigh-in. Not as terrible as it has been, but not exactly where I would like the needle to point. I'm not too worried about losing weight, I just want to be less jiggly and have a low-fat muffin top instead of a extra large, extra goodness added muffin top. I did the first day of the JM Shred video. I love the video, due to the fact that its only 20 minutes. 20 minutes is definitely enough to spend with this crazy workout woman!! I did today without weights because I don't have any. I'm going to look around the house for something to use instead of buying. Here's to day 1!!

Day 2

I woke up this morning with a killer headache all along the right side of my head and down into my shoulder. I hate hate hate when this happens and I usually end up spending my day in bed with a washcloth over my eyes and out of commission, but today I wasn't going to let this conquer me. I got up and ate a bowl of cheerios and took some medicine. Hopped back in bed for about 45 minutes to let the meds kick in and then it was work out time. The endorphins seemed to help because I feel great now. I am definitely a little sore, but the workout help that. I did a warm up from a class I used to teach called Pure Barre. I love love love that workout, but there aren't any studios down here that offer the class. I'll do a post on that technique another day. After that warm-up, I did the Shred and had to make myself finish. My head just wasn't in the game today, but I finished and I feel fab!! Now on to lunch, shower, and to class!

Day 3
Today was a crazy day. I had so much to do and I was so extremely sore that I couldn't work out. I could barely walk!! I had an orientation and could barely make it from my car to the meeting room. J helped work out some of the soreness and a hot shower worked wonders.

Day 4
Today was a new day! I finally got a full nights sleep and it was amazing!! I haven't slept a full night in so long. I got up this morning and was ready for my workout. My body feels much better today, but in a weird way I like the soreness. Makes me feel like I'm doing something right. Excited about tomorrow....Halfway through my first level of the Shred.....I'm just ready to see results in my body!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

100 + 100 = Mad Love!!!

It's finally here, my 100th post! Woo Hoo!! And guess what else....M my 100th follower! I feel so loved. :) I've been stressing so much about what I was going to write about, but I'm just gonna let it flow! I was pretty busy this past week planning and preparing for a bridal shower for my friends Matt and Kristin. It was the first bridal shower I've thrown and the first I've I don't know how well things turned out. I thought things were lots of fun, but who knows!!! So here's the run down....the theme was "Around the Clock" so everything was time themed. It was so cute. We had food from breakfast, lunch, and that involved alarm clocks, bubble gum, and purses....I'll have to go into that at a later date. But it was successful, in my opinion. :)

On to some more fun news....I'm doing a scarf swap hosted by a bloggie friend and got my swap info the other day! I'm so excited because its a chance to meet new people, but it's also swapping one of my favorite things ever.......fall and winter accessories. I am obsessed with cold weather and love love love scarves. So I'm over the top for this swap! My swap partner is Amber...head on over and check her blog out...its too cute! Can't wait to get to know her and pick out her perfect scarf!!

Until then :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

99 bottles of beer on the wall....

....maybe not! But this is my 99th post! I can't believe I'm about to turn 100!! Well it could have happened sooner if I wasn't such a slacker for a few a row! But it is here. And now I have to think about what I should say. Its like my acceptance speech, even though I haven't won any awards. Hopefully someone, I won't name names (ayneKay if you know pig latin), won't run up and steal the mic and knock me off my soapbox. Ha Ha! I felt so bad for little Taylor. That crazy-haired man had no right and doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut!! ARG!

So maybe I'll post about make-up....I just raided MAC and got everything for free! Or maybe I'll chit-chat about the upcoming UK vs. UofL game that I know you want to hear everything about. Or maybe I'll just throw you for a loop and discuss my love for all things shiny. Who tell me! What do you want to hear?

Have a great Tuesday...I'm off to take a test....that I haven't studied for. I blame it on work :(

Friday, September 11, 2009


I found this picture online here. I think its a beautiful, simple representation of what we need to do....REMEMBER. Remember those who were lost and those who were able to go home to their families.

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”
- President George W. Bush

This day touched all of us in some what shape or form. Join together in remembering!

These are some bad Mama Jamas!!

These Police Women of Broward County are absolutely ridiculous! I just got done watching a couple episodes last night and I want to be one of those bad ladies! I'm pretty sure I could take down a few crooks....who am I kidding?! I'll leave the rough stuff to them and keep watching the show. Ahhhh....reality TV kills me! Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Mecca!

My job took me here on Friday....Mall at Millenia! This place is amazing.....absolutely huge. I could spend a whole weekend in this place and still not make it in all the stores I wanted to go in. Sad part was, we only had about a hour and a half to visit, so I went to MAC! Great experience! I'll be back soon to show you what I walked away with and how I didn't spend a cent! What's your favorite mall or store to visit?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Forever 21...Yeah Right!

I'm not going to beat around the bush....I had a disappointing trip to my favorite store ever....FOREVER XXI. I was so excited to make my way into a more established store that had a huge selection! I had saved up some dollars and budgeted a new top or two and guess what happened.....I GOT NOTHING!!! Not even a piece of jewelry or a pair of shoes. :( I tried on dresses and tops and skirts and pants and the conclusion I came to is maybe I've grown out of this size and in age! I can't believe how short and small everything has gotten in this store. Am I crazy or have any of you had this problem? The cute little dresses I tried on were more like shirts and would never pass at work! I was sooo upset, because everything is so stylish and affordable :( Maybe I just need to keep losing the lbs and the clothes will look better. For now, I'll just save my dollars and buy something different....maybe a new flat screen or a new bed! ha ha!

Have a great Hump Day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Love

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I had the pleasure of working all weekend, but I did manage to go out and have a little fun. J's best friend, Bologna, had a birthday gathering at a local watering hole and it was a blast. So nice to get out of the house with my love and enjoy an evening with friends. I don't know about you all, but I love seeing J with his friends. He is too funny. When they get together, they're like kids again and I get to hear a ton of great stories! Here are a few pictures from our fun night :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ahhhhh....C-A-T-S, CATS, CATS, CATS!!

It all starts today!!! Wish I could be there, but I'll be watching from work. Go CATS!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Beam Me Up Scottie!

My current obsession!

J and I went to see Star Trek.....I'm pretty sure I'm hooked. I've never seen any of the originals, but this has to be one of my favorites of the season. I still haven't seen Harry Potter, though!

For those of you who've seen the original films....Are the worth watching?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Meet my New Nephew....

Meet Cheddar! One of my best friends and her boy just got this adorable little pup. He's a Golden Doodle and I could just squeeze him until his eyes popped out. Don't worry, I won't really do that. Promise.

I want a puppy so bad, but a recent experience has reminded me about how expensive they can be!!! I think I'll just stick to taking care of my nephew and possibly buying a fish.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Arts and Crafts!

I tried to be cute and make my own monogrammed plate....a jewelry holder for my bedside table or to act as a coaster for my night time water. My initials are MDW.....see if you can figure out what went wrong....

Every time I do this! I know the last initial is supposed to be in the middle, but I like my first initial. If I wanted to do it the right way, I think all I'd have to do is turn it upside down..... Ha Ha Ha!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to school, Back to school!

So class started last Thursday. I'm in my second round of anatomy and physiology and I' thinking this is going to be a pretty good class. I also start my first day of nutrition today and I'm a little peeved about it. I signed up to take the class at my home campus.....which is in my backyard! I seriously could walk to class if I didn't mind sweating a little. Well I checked to make sure I had the right classroom number and they completely switched my campus!!! I now have to drive 15-20 minutes from one campus to the next and I'm thinkin' that traffic is going to be a pain! Arg...oh the prices we pay for education. Sorry about my rant.

Have a happy Tuesday :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Up Up and Away!

So the other night I was sitting on the couch with J. It was midnight and we had just finished watching a movie and out of no where the sky turns from black to bright orange! I was not really paying attention and thought maybe a cloud had parted and the moon came through, but no.....
I just happened to have it on the news when the movie was over and I hear....Shuttle is now 4 miles out.....and then it hit me! The shuttle was finally launching!! Woo Hoo!!

Since moving here, I've seen several launches, but this was the first night launch and it was absolutely amazing. The whole sky was orange and I stood there in awe. I tried to take some pictures, but my camera is a little outdated.

This picture does no justice. I was a little late in snapping my shot, so all I got was the tail end of the launch right before the shuttle went into orbit. Too neat.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

If you run with dogs, you're going to catch fleas!

We'll I guess that's not the best analogy for my situation, but it works! Ha Ha! What I'm getting at is that being around the older generation is rubbing off on me! :) In my position I have the privilege of participating in activities and leading some activities of my own. Yesterday we had a presenter talk about crocheting and knitting.....and I'm hooked! I've always been interested in both of them, but now I am jonesin' to find my needles and get to work!! One of my residents is going to show me everything I need to know. She is fabulous! If I could tell you what she used to do for work I would....she's actually famous in the New England area. But I'm excited. I can't wait to get started. I found a website that has great patterns if any of you want to knit or crochet yourselves.

These are a few projects I want to start on:

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Image of First Fall Knit Hat

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The week is almost over!! Woo Hoo!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

My brother and I finally got to hang out this past month. It was the first time I'd seen him since Christmas. He spent a semester in Europe for school and those seven months felt like forever!! Glad you're back Bub and I hope to see you soon! Love you!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gotta love KY!

Are there favorite hometown things from your state that you just can't live without? For me, there are tons of things from Kentucky that I love and miss; things you can't find anywhere else.

1. Magee's Bakery - My first birthday cake came from this shop and I've had several since. Chocolate cake and butter creme icing.....TO.DIE.FOR. My brother actually got me a cake from there last birthday....such a sweetheart :)

2. Hall's on the River - home of beer cheese! I don't' know if you have a clue what it is, but beer cheese has been a staple in my life since I was an infant. It's a spread that can be put on anything, but my favorites are to top plain saltine crackers and also in a bowl of chili with some jalapenos!

3. Nothing goes better with beer cheese than an ice cold Ale 8. O.M.G. I can't explain it. You either love it or hate it. The closest thing I can compare it to is ginger ale, but soooo much better. Outsiders say its somewhat like swamp water.....I promise its not that bad!! You'll have to try it to trust me :) And if you do, make sure its in a long neck glass bottle!!!

4. Keeneland - This place is magical! They have races two times a year, fall and spring. Fall meets are perfect because its right when the weather starts to change....the leaves are changing colors and there's a little crisp in the air. Amazing. Spring meets are the beginning of summer. Right before spring break (if you're in college), the weather is starting to warm up and its a great time to wear a cute spring dress. The atmosphere is like no have to check it out!!

5. Anything UK - Being raised by UK graduates and being a UK graduate myself, I can't help but say that I bleed blue. I was raised tailgating at football not the kind of tailgating that happens in college. Fall football ranks up there with fall meet at the horse track. It just makes me smile!!

What do you love about your home state? About where you grew up? Hope you're having a great week!


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