Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Midweek Confessions

I was going about my day and stopped to check my blogger newsfeed when I suddenly realized that it is WEDNESDAY, Midweek Confessions Day!! Wednesday is rapidly becoming my favorite day of the week! You should hop on over to e, myself, and i and read more awesome midweek confession or write your own and link up!

*I introduced myself as "Ali Bell" (my maiden name that I am returning to) last weekend for the first time in many years. It was kind of awkward and will definitely take some getting used to, but I like it.

*Terry is moving to Florida this weekend and I can't get a handle on my emotions about it. At any given moment I feel sad that he is leaving, angry that he is leaving without me and with someone else, frustrated that I'm still stuck here for a time when I really want to move and start over, relieved that we will have some physical distance which, I hope, will help in the healing process, worried about how this is all affecting Riley and how I will handle having Terry 800 miles away...the list goes on and on.

*I have to work on Memorial Day (ick), but I'm actually looking forward to having a (mostly) empty building for a whole day. I get to sort through a zillion summer camp materials (t-shirts, water bottles, wristbands, backpacks, forms, etc.) and organize them for all of our sites. However, I find that kind of work therapeutic and am not dreading it.

*I'm a little obsessed with fountain drinks. Whether it's a Polar Pop or a giant McDonalds cup if it's styrofoam, big, and filled with ice cold liquid I am a happy girl.

*I made a cake on Monday. Riley has been at Terry's all week so I have been the only one home. There's a ton of cake left and I'm sure I will have to throw it out before too long. I would share it, but it doesn't travel well. I think my confession is just that I made an entire cake knowing that I would be the only one eating it, lol.

Well, I guess that's it for today.

<3, Ali

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I started a blog that was a complete jumble of thoughts and emotions that I just needed to get out of my head. I somehow managed to delete the whole thing on accident. I was going to write it again, but I feel better now. But, if you want to read a blog you should head over to Lobey's World and view some great fashion tips from the awesome Lauren Sarno.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Midweek Confessions

So, it's Wednesday. E at emyselfandi is taking a break from Midweek Confessions this week, so I won't be linking up. However, I don't think I can go through a Wednesday without it so I'm doing it anyway :)

*Sunday was Mother's Day. My church did this awesome thing where all the moms walked the red carpet (paparazzi included) and had a photo taken at the end. After service the moms got to take their pictures home. My confession? It was really fun. Unfortunately, I don't think my career as a famous person is going to take off anytime soon because it was also a bit intimidating (and it wasn't even Hollywood!). Here is a picture of Riley and I getting our picture taken.

d0d04b22, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

*Riley is going to Gatlinburg this weekend. He's 8. He's going on a trip without Terry or I. I'm really proud of him that he's brave enough to do this. I pretend that I'm totally okay with it. I'm secretly terrified.


*I really, really, really miss football :(
I love these boys. Switch out Jordy Nelson for James Woods and it might just be the perfect picture.

*The So You Think You Can Dance premier is next Thursday. I could not be more excited. I've been looking forward to it for months...literally. Like I was talking about it in December.


*So, I think I'm a little late to the link up party, but I really like blog link ups. It motivates me to write when I might not have otherwise, it gives me a topic to write about when I'm feeling un-creative, and it makes me feel like I am a part of something. Is it sad that clicking a few buttons on a computer makes me feel like I belong, lol.


*So, I definitely started writing this post yesterday because I went through a good half of the day thinking that it was Wednesday. When I found out it was only Tuesday I was a little sad.

So that's it for me this week. Nothing too juicy or funny or anything this week, just me.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Mug Swap

So I hooked up with FakeRain and We are Young for a Coffee Mug Swap.

I love presents and things like secret santa so this seemed super perfect and I'm really excited. I got paired up with Miss Morgan at Awkwardly Honest Fabulously Flawed You should check out her blog, it's super fun and she's adorable!

So basically, we will buy each other a coffee mug, send it, and blog about it. Fun, easy, and you get to give and get a present! So, what kind of coffee mugs fit me? Here are a few ideas (in case anyone else wants to give me a coffee mug ;)

I, obviously, love all things cute and girly so I love these Monogrammed Polka Dot Mugs, especially the pink ones!


I love the pretty, pink, henna designs on this one. I think they are so dainty.


I don't know what it is about this one, but I am in love with it!


I love lilies, so I think this lily mug is beautiful and it borders on cheesy without quite going over.


I had never really thought about coffee mugs before, so that was fun :) You should join the coffee mug swap too!!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Midweek Confessions

It's that time again!

So, without further ado...

*I buy cheap razors in the Winter. I figure I don't have to shave as often and if it's a crappy shave who cares, I'm wearing pants. However, during Summer we enter the world of capris, shorts, skirts, dresses, and swimsuits. That's when it's time to break out the big bucks and buy the good razors-the ones with multiple blades and an aloe vera strip. I get a little disgruntled when it's time for that, but that first shave is always so nice!
pink razor

*I want Terry to be happy. I really and truly do. That's a huge step for me. I have finally come to accept that our marriage is over, so even if I can't be with him I want him to be happy.

*Riley had a very loose tooth this week and it needed to come out. He is the kind of kid who won't mess with loose teeth. He just turned 8 and that was only the 3rd loose one ever. This one was just hanging and was ready to come out. He wiggled it for a while and would pull on it a little and finally he looked at me with those eyes framed by those huge lashes and said "will you try?" So, I took a deep breath, grabbed that tooth and pulled. It came out, but I was sooooo grossed out. I could never be a dentist!

*Riley usually has pancakes for breakfast. Every morning he gets up between 6:00 and 6:30 comes into my room and says "Mommy, can I get up?" "Yes" "I want pancakes for breakfast." and I get up and make him pancakes. The other day we ordered pizza from Papa Johns and we got a cinnapie. That's what he's wanted for breakfast the last 2 mornings. I gave in. I figured it's kind of like a cinnamon roll, right?

So, we've got one confession about me, one about Terry, and two about Riley...sounds about right ;)


Monday, May 7, 2012

Dear Monday

So, today I am linking up with Megan at the Happy Day Blog for Dear Monday.

Dear Monday,
Please tell me that you will be better than the weekend!

Dear Weekend,
You had some redeeming qualities, but overall you better next time.

Dear Riley,
You turned 8. Please stop growing and stay little!

Dear teeny-tiny brownie bites,
I made you while I was stress-baking. I brought you to work so I wouldn't have to eat you. Why are you so yummy?

Dear Florida,
I miss you. Hopefully I will see you soon. Take care of Terry.

Dear River City Worship Center,
You are an amazing church full of incredible people and I don't know how I would have gotten through the last 5 months without you. Thanks.

Happy Monday!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Midweek Confessions

It's that time again:

Wednesdays are beginning to become tolerable one of my favorite days of the week all because of Midweek Confessions!! So, without further ado, here are my confessions:

*I really adore PostSecret. If you haven't heard of PostSecret you need to click on that link and check it out. A guy named Frank Warren started a movement where he handed out postcards with his address on it to a bunch of people on the street. The instructions on the card said to reveal a secret they had never told anyone and send it back to him. To date he has 100s of 1000s of secrets sent to him and he posts a few every week. There are also PostSecret books. I have never sent in a secret, but I love reading other people's. Maybe that's why I like Midweek Confessions so much, it's a chance to share your "secrets" and read about others. I didn't make this secret...but I could have!

*My baby turns 8 (!) on Friday. This makes me feel soooooo old. He's awesome and I love him. Here we are a couple of weeks ago at Thunder Over Louisville!
Thunder 2012

*I am pale and proud of it! While putting on shorts the other day I noticed that I am almost ready to star in Twilight pale, ...and totally okay with it. There was a time in my life that I went to the tanning bed a lot. I started tanning my freshmen year of college and loved it. When I moved to Florida a few years later I stopped using the tanning bed, but spent plenty of time in the sun. When I moved back to Kentucky I started tanning again. Of course, most of the time I just used it as an excuse to get a 15-minute nap. I don't tan anymore. I have embraced my paleness. We'll see if I keep the same stance when I move back to Florida, lol.

*I am sad. Terry and I have managed to come to an agreement. Our attorneys have a little more legal jargon stuff to clean up on our agreement and then we can sign it and it will officially be filed. 60 days later I will be divorced....somebody's ex-wife. This is so heartbreaking. I cry at least once a day. I know that one day my life will move on and I'll be happy again, but right now I'm sad.

Okay, that one was a little heavy for Midweek Confessions. Here's one that's a little lighter!

*When it comes to weather I am a spoiled brat! I hate being cold and I hate being hot...I'm pretty much only happy when it's 72-ish degrees outside, sunny, breezy, and I have some shade if I want to utilize it. That's not to say that I don't enjoy outdoor stuff even if the weather isn't perfect. I've hiked in extreme heat and spent the entire day outside by a river when it's really cold and rainy. I can handle it...I just don't like it. It is going to be 90 degrees today...I am NOT pleased!

What are you confessing this week?


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May day

2 Blogs 2 days in a row...what?!? Crazy, I know. And tomorrow is Midweek Confessions so we'll have 3 blogs 3 days in a row!

Today is May 1st. May is a special month for me. Riley's birthday is May 4th. Mother's Day is this month. My sister's birthday and anniversary are this month. For some reason this year I feel like May is going to be important. I'm not sure why, but I've been looking forward to May 1st for a while now. Here it is. Doesn't feel very special so far...:shrug:

I need some creativity in my life but I needed a little direction so I decided to do a Photo-A-Day challenge for this month.
This challenge is designed by FatMumSlim


I will probably be sharing my photos on instagram and twitter if you are interested in seeing them. I will also do a recap when the month is over with all the photos from the month.

I am also hopping back on the healthy living bandwagon starting today. Not doing anything extreme or anything, but the plan is to cut out soda for the entire month of May, eat a little better, and exercise a little more.

I don't know why I feel like May is important this year...maybe by the end of it I'll know.

What are you doing with your May?