Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Am I Being Chased?

Okay, who is watching the new NBC/Jerry Bruckheimer produced show Chase? I love it! But, I have a great reason to, it was filmed in our neighborhood! These pictures are from the house down the street from us. Our neighborhood is growing but there are still lots of empty lots. One of the houses they filmed in was vacant at the time.

The pictures aren't the best I get it but you can see how close we were to the action. One of the directors parked his car in my driveway! I went out at 1am to chat with him! I was hoping to get more information on the stars that were in the neighborhood but not much luck there. I was so disappointed when I found out Jesse Metcalfe was hanging out down the street and this guy wouldn't tell me about it!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekend Review

I usually work late on Fridays because I can manage to get quite a bit done since there isn't anyone for me to get distracted by so this past Friday afternoon, I left work at 6pm and went to Hobby Lobby to pick up a few things. Tom called and told me to pick up dinner so I decided to make it a Subway night. Once I got home, I ate and then settled down to catch up on my DVR that is overflowing with shows. It was nice to know that all of my school chores were done and I could focus on relaxing for one night.
Saturday, we decided to spend the morning at home since it was pouring down rain. I had planned to take my car in to the shop and then hit the State Fair but with the weather, I got to get lots of rest in. The rain was gone around lunch time and Tom and I made plans to got to the movies after we watched some football! Notice who I was cheering for! I had on my Tennessee shirt earlier and it brought them some luck so I was hoping! Anyway, we decided to get a quick dinner at Chick-fil-A and then eat popcorn later. So, we headed on over to my favorite place and guess what?

We were the 100th customer! Free dinner night! (pardon my tired look- this picture was taken after midnight Saturday night and I'm used to being in bed early)
We headed on to the movie and we saw The Town with Ben Affleck. I have to admit that I griped beforehand about going to see it but I take all that back. This was an awesome movie. I would definitely pay full price to go see it again! We then headed to the grocery store to pick up a few things however, when I take Tom with me, it always takes me twice as long at the store and this time was no exception! Hence why our picture above was taken after midnight.
Sunday was a lazy day for me. I did laundry, took naps and did a little baking. I made some delicious desserts. One for Tom to take to work and some sugar cookies for us at home. I'm ready for more lazy fall weekends!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Can You Smell The Fried Food?

Corny dogs, cotton candy and fried oreos are some of my favorite foods this time of year. It simply means it's time for the State Fair of Texas! I love the State Fair! I love to try all the newest fried foods and check out the exhibits and people watch of course. The fair begins this weekend and I couldn't be more excited. The sad thing is that the newspaper had to put a damper on my food excitement and publish a story about the nutritional contents of their latest fried creations. Oh well, it's one day and I honestly don't think a person could find anything healthy at the fair to eat. I mean, they even have a fried salad this year that has more of a fat content than the fried frito pie!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I'm trying to be more aware of my weekend time at home and not spend it doing things that I don't have to do so I'm working on a house keeping schedule. I have decided that instead of coming home on Thursday nights which is my regular house keeping night, I will do a bit each day so that the whole house is spotless each day. I know this is a good plan but we shall see if I can keep up with it all. What tips can you share with me on how you keep up with the workload?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

You Can Find Me In The Club

Mom and I went to "the club" on Saturday, the sewing club that is.

We were definitely the youngest ladies there! It was fun though! Mom and I sat in the back and made little comments to one another during the entire meeting. It was a great day to just kick back and relax. I bought a new software program that allows me to have many more fonts for monogramming. I'm excited about trying that out. If you are a close friend of mine, be expecting some monogrammed goodies real soon!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Premieres and Finales

My name is Chea and I'm a tv junkie! I love tv or shall I even say, reality tv. Wednesday night was a sad, sad night at the Ward's. Big Brother was ending. How will I ever survive without 3 nights of sitting on the sofa watching people I don't know vote each other out of a house none of them permanently reside in? I just love that show and have convinced several people that they also need to become fans so that I can talk to someone about my addiction! There was some light at the end of the tunnel though, Survivor started a new season! I'm sure there will also be a few more shows that I will add to the DVR along with my non reality tv line up of Grey's, Private Practice and Desperate Housewives. I also love Top Chef and can't wait to see Top Chef Desserts, anything on Food Network, DWTS, The Bachelor and the list could go on and on but I'll spare you. What are some of your favorite shows that you think I should also become addicted to because clearly I need more!?!?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Friday Eve

So it's Friday eve. It's been a nice week since we have been celebrating college week at school and have gotten to wear jeans every day! I was thinking today that I never posted anything about my fun Saturday so here it goes!
My brother's girlfriend Laura was in town for a work conference so we got together on Saturday to do a little shopping. We started out around 9:00 Saturday morning and got back around 10 that night! We went everywhere we could think of and of course mom and I had to show her all the stores that Chattanooga is lacking in! We introduced her to Francesca's where she picked up so many cute things! (One of them is my Christmas gift that I can't wait to get!) We also did a little fun Halloween shopping! Laura tried out a wig...

A real picture of Laura. She really doesn't have a mullet!

Then we talked mom into trying her very first St@rbucks! She sadly wasn't a fan.

I got a few cute things from Francesca's and lots of jewelry (I needed it!) and several good ideas for Christmas gifts. I was sad that Laura had to go back to Chattanooga. I really wish she lived closer but then again, I'd probably never see my paycheck!

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Night Like That

Friday night I went to bed early because Saturday I had planned to leave early in the morning to go to my mom's since my brother's girlfriend was in town. I went to bed and was awoken at 2am to the sound of our smoke alarms blaring. It scared me and I hopped out of bed and went to see what Tom was doing since he was upstairs. I met him coming downstairs and he said he didn't know why the alarms were going off. He thought that since the media room closet door was shut maybe the heat set the alarm off. We finally got them quiet and went back to sleep but it was only 2 short hours later that they went off a second time. I was then wide awake and little did I know would stay awake for the rest of the day. I went ahead and threw a load of laundry in and tried to go back to sleep (it didn't happen) but only an hour later, alarms again. We called the fire department who did not come out to look for smoke but recommended we change the batteries in our smoke detectors. So, we did just that- for the second time in less than 2 months may I add. So far, no alarms!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Call Me

I am trying to plan our Kindergarten field trip to visit the fire station. The station is right next door to our school so no bus is required, we just need to confirm dates with the chief. Sounds easy right? Wrong! I can't get anyone to return my calls. I guess my next step is to go to the station with my calendar and lay down the dates in person. I thought it would be simple to plan this trip, boy was I wrong!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just for the Halibut!

After our vacation in Alaska, I am now hooked on halibut! Everywhere we went in Alaska there was halibut and it was so good! Since I've been home, I have been looking for a good recipe for halibut burgers and in this month's Rachel Ray magazine, she has a recipe for buttered fish sandwiches and although they are made with cod, I think I could substitute halibut and they would be just as good. I am heading out tomorrow to find some halibut and try this recipe out. I'll let you know how it is and share my recipe.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Relax and Unwind

Friday ended a very long 2 weeks of school and a much needed relaxing weekend was on my to do list. I did have one important thing to do on Saturday and that was to visit my mom so we could go and learn to use our new sewing machine! I left early Saturday morning and got to my mom's where I enjoyed a delicious homecooked breakfast of cranberry orange muffins, scrambled eggs, bacon and grits! So yum! We ate and then left for the sewing machine store. We wanted to get there a bit early so we could shop around for a few things. I picked up some new needles and ordered some new software then the lady came around the corner to tell us that the class had to be cancelled because the teacher was sick. We were bummed but ended up spending several hours getting private tutoring on how to run the new machine, no class needed! Mom and I took the rest of the day to do a little shopping- that is always fun! I got back home around 7 and Tom and I went to dinner and ran a couple errands. Sunday, I spent the whole day in bed with sinus/allergy issues and had planned to cook a light dinner but Tom surprised me and said he would take me out so I didn't have to cook- what a sweet husband! I still have a couple of household things to do today but I plan to just relax and watch a couple of movies and prepare for the week ahead. Hope your weekend was as great as mine!

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