Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday's thoughts...

Typically, I mumble on Mondays, but I had other plans for the day. So we had to adjust accordingly. Deal.


I know what "Thirsty Thursday" is really referencing, but I can't help but notice that I am physically thirstier on Thursdays.
"God is ABLE to do immeasurably more than all you can ask or imagine!"-Ephesians 3:20
I like that things are starting to come together in law school.
If you're on twitter and you like Harry Potter, you should totally follow Lord Voldemort (@Lord_Voldemort7) It will make you crack up.
My husband has an interview today at 10am.
I have re-organized my desk area at home three times now and I think I've finally got it situated.
I can study at home. This is a feat of astronomical proportions if you know me.
I have not forgotten to post a picture of my hair or send your birthday present Loren and Will.
There are 56 days until I see my family for Thanksgiving.
As of October 1 I will no longer stop myself from listening to Christmas music or watching Christmas movies. My dad and former boss are hundreds of miles away and there is nothing they can do about it. Ha! Okay, so maybe they could call or text me, but I doubt that happens.
My husband, if picked to be a character in the Harry Potter series would totally be Ron because he is deathly afraid of spiders and because he says stuff like "Wicked" and "Bloody Hell" IRL. He also took forever to get it out that he liked me so obviously I'm Hermione. Of course, there's the whole I read way too much for my own good, don't have a lot of common sense, and loves to have a cause like the House Elves like Hermione thing that I have going on too.
Texas, you still suck. 

Who would you be in Harry Potter? Discuss.

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday is "Homesick" Day.

Homesick: I don't really feel like this definition needs explanation. 

I heard Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home for Christmas" on my iTunes today and needless to say, I'm a mess. 

I miss so many things about Oklahoma, I won't bore you with the details. 

But I really miss our family. 

I would get in the car right now if I could and head to Oklahoma. 

I knew this would happen at some point, but when it does, it is always an inconvenient time because clearly I can't jump in the car. 

If you have the fortune of being near family, be thankful. 

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The one where I give an update...

Re: My hair
Long story short, girl didn't put me under the dryer while processing so I'm more golden blonde. It's a sort of blonde's winter look. But I'm a platinum blonde year-round. I'll just put myself under the dryer hood next time if I have to. Overall, she did a great job on the highlights. I think she may have been afraid to pull my hair to get closer to my scalp but even so it still looks good. I will post a picture later this week when I've straightened it out. I've been curly the last few days. And I want to do a post about growing out my hair. I still don't know if I'll post a "before" picture or not. When I say it's bad, trust.

Re: school
I do a ton of homework all the time, but I totally love it. Things are starting to make sense for me.So if I'm up studying until 1:30 on a Saturday night, then so be it. I can't believe I'm already in my fourth week of school.

Re: Michigan
I am really starting to like it up here. It's not the South and I'll move below the Mason-Dixon line again someday. But it is a pretty great place to be for the time being. No Sonic and all. Although, I'm hearing rumblings of getting a Sonic since we're in a college town. So maybe there's hope after all.

Re: Family
We're now less than two months away until my family comes to visit for Thanksgiving!! I get more excited as the days go by. I heard the song "I'll Be Home for Christmas" on my iTunes shuffle the other day and it is going to be the song that is most special to me this year during the Christmas season.

Re: Brandon
He is still on the hunt for a job. We're down to the wire. I know I've said that before but this time it's real. Please pray that he gets a job and that it meets our two needs that we've been praying for.

Re: Texas
They still suck.

Happy Tuesday!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Birthday to my youngest sister and brother in Eastern Standard Time!!

Loren and Will,
Today is your happy birthday! I cannot believe that you're the big 14! It seems like just yesterday we woke up early to go to the hospital so mom could have you guys! You are such a blessing in all of our lives. You give us so many reasons to be proud of you all the time. I miss you guys big time!
Now in true birthday fashion for this year, let's talk about what was big the year y'all were born.

In the year 1996....

Wannabe by the Spice Girls, Killing Me Softly by The Fugees, The Macarena by Los Del Rio and Wonderwall by Oasis were all very popular songs.

The New York Yankees won the World Series over the Atlanta Braves!

Your mother made us listen to Deanna Carter's "Strawberry Wine" over and over and over.

"Independence Day" and "Twister" were the biggest blockbusters of the year.

"Jingle All the Way" was the Christmas movie release of the year. 

I was personally obsessed with the Tom Hanks movie, "That Thing You Do!" and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Romeo and Juliet".

It was a banner year obviously. 

Now press play and I hope y'all have a wonderful birthday!



Your package is in the mail!

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Hair Dilemma

"Your hair! Your beautiful hair! Oh, Jo, how could you? Your one beauty. My dear girl, there was no need of this. She doesn't look like my Jo any more, but I love her dearly for it!"
-Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Today is the day.

If you are a regular reader here at the RTH Times you know where this post is headed.

And if you're not well here's the short version...well as short as it can be for me anyway.

I like my hair a LOT. Okay I like it more than a person probably should. I take care of it and it is my thing. When nothing else is right about my day, I can say that I have a good hair day. And that makes it totally worth it.

There is a reason, a rule of life as to why my hair looks so good.

I had a good stylist for 12 years. We had a relationship. She knew what my hair needed and what I needed.

I am moved states away and now that option is no longer available to me.

In all fairness, I haven't had an appointment until now because the means to do so have been low.

But in all reality, the reason I haven't had my hair done is because the blondes up North are more than lacking.

There is ONE blonde in my section at school.

And y'all know who that blonde is.

So obviously, I've no one to talk to about my situation.

Okay wait, I take that last part back. I met a girl today with my hair color and she told me what I needed to look for. God bless her. Like the Alabama song says,

"Oh I believe there are angels among us
Sent down to us from somewhere up above
They come to you and me in our darkest hours
To show us how to live
To teach us how to give
To guide us with a light of love


They wear so many faces
Show up in the strangest places
Grace us with thier mercy
In our time of need."

She told me what I needed to ask to determine whether or not she knew what she was doing.

I called my own stylist to confirm and girl was right.

And so I've reached a dilemma no respectable Southern girl should have to face.
(I told you my version would be a little longer than short, but that's just part of bein' from the South.)

I'm going to a hair stylist today that I've never met.

I will admit that she knew what she was talking about when I called her. I was impressed and quite frankly, relieved to hear she did.

But still the fact remains that I'm going to a stylist that I've never met before and I just wish that my mommy were here to hold my hand.

(Oh and for those of you who just read that line and said to your self, "she wants her mommy?" Seriously don't act like you wouldn't want your mommy too especially when your one beauty was involved. Plus mothers are a sacred institution in the South. So in laymen's terms, "Don't be talkin' bout my momma!")

Let's just pray that this goes as planned.

And the plan, in case you were wondering, is that I come out with hair like Marilyn but acting and dressing like Jackie.

I don't have a Plan B. At least, I'm not letting myself think about it.

Happy Friday.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This Thursday, I am thankful for...

  • my husband. He is so patient. 
  • new friends. We're making them slowly but surely and I'm grateful.
  • hair appointments. I have one tomorrow. SAY YOUR PRAYERS PEOPLE.
  • our families. They all have helped out in so many ways and they are so good to us.
  • Skype. I saw my sister last weekend and it was so cool. 
  • nice people that use their blinkers.
  • for learning opportunities.
  • law school.
  • WAL-MART. I know lots of people don't like the place, but we were so glad to see Wal-Mart earlier this week. It was like walking into home.  
  • study buddies.
What are you thankful for this week?

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday is "Interview" Day.

Interview: a formal meeting in which one or more persons question, consult, or evaluate another person: a job interview.

Brandon has an interview today at 1pm EST!!

Please lift him up in prayer today!

Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday's High/Low and some recipes





High: We went shopping at Wal-Mart yesterday!! I've never been so happy to see Wal-Mart. It was a little like being at home.
Low: Bills. Enough said.

High: My hair is getting longer.
Low: It takes longer to blow dry.

High: We have new bedding and bathroom stuff.
Low: It is still a work in progress, but I like the start.
High: Paisley is a constant source of entertainment. She makes us smile on our worst days.
Low: She is a camera snob.
High: I am having fried potatoes, fried okra and chicken for dinner tonight.
Low: I realize that is a lot of starch. The sad thing is, I don't care.

Now for the recipes:

These are two recipes for soups that we like in the fall time. I'm not sure where my sister found them, but they are great!


Taco Soup=

1 or 2 cans of corn

1 lb of ground beef

2 cans of beans

1 can of rotel

1 package of taco seasoning

1 package of ranch seasoning or dip mix

Cook meat first and can serve with sour cream and shredded cheese for toppings


Chicken Soup-

Curly noodles

2 to 3 pieces of chicken

Box of Chicken Broth

Can of cook carrots

Celery (your preference, but really adds flavor)

You can crock pot it or put it on the stove.

Happy Tuesday y'all!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday mumblings...

I mumble on Monday mornings...you get used to it after awhile.

My husband wants me to organize my grocery list into sections of the store. I am not sure how I feel about this level of ocd-ness coming from him.
When Logan first comes into Rory's life, I really liked him....Life and Death Brigade, busting into her class and saving her at the Male Yale party. The whole stringing her along thing...not so much.
I have a hair appointment later this week. I don't even want to talk about the state of my hair.
I've been craving Pizza Hut. All the options in the world, save Mexican and I want Pizza Hut. I have such taste I tell you.
I have amazing blogger pals. I do not know what I'd do without you.
Facebook is the root of all evil.
I saw my sister on Skype and it was amazing. I miss our families.
I am looking forward to this week. Get excited because maybe I'll post pictures!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Get your game face on and cheer like a champion!




There. is. only. ONE. Oklahoma.

I may be in the North, but my heart below the Mason-Dixon Line in the "Home of the Sooners."

Boomer Sooner! Go BIG RED!

And give hell to the Air Force Academy today!

Happy Game Day y'all!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Caring is sharing.

I don't know if you know this or not, but I have a very hard time with anxiety.

I have a very hard time dealing with the unknown or to be determined things in my life.

This spring and summer I mentioned that I was struggling with a stomach issue known as Duodenitis which means one of my muscles near the end of my intestinal tract was inflamed.

This condition is directly related to stress! (That should have been my first clue!)

When I was struggling with this condition the most is when I was basically in shock that my dream of law school had come true but with a twist. I was moving across country to do it. I didn't know what this would look like at all. And I let my fear and anxiety of the unknown take over my body. I made myself sick with worry. I got some meds for my tummy. I changed my diet and it helped so much! We visited in May and it did wonders for my nerves. Ann Arbor was and is a real and very wonderful place.

But before I got my tummy under control, I experienced severe nausea and vomiting. I slept hard because my body was so exhausted, but when I woke up, I instantly thought about my worries. My worrying rendered me one morning to my bathtub floor because I was trying not to puke and I had noticed that when I laid down in bed, the desire to puke went away. So I laid down in the tub while the shower was running and my nausea subsided and my anxiety went away. When I felt myself going past my limit, I got in the shower and just let the water run over me. I prayed about my fears and I know that God took them for me. (see 1 Peter 5:7)

I got things under control and was feeling tons better about the situation.

However, the battle had only begun. This problem flared back up when we got close to moving. Because while I had moved on from worrying about moving across country, I was now worried about leaving our families behind. And while I thought I knew how to attack the issue with meds and much prayer and some time in the shower, it was then that the attacks not only flared but basically erupted. I basically let myself puke just so I could feel better quicker.

We moved to Ann Arbor. My family helped us move and they left. I thought I would have a really rough day, but we both prayed about it the night before and I didn't get sick at all that day. I cried of course for several days after, but there were no tears.

I thought the lesson of relying on God had been learned. After all, I felt like I'd been pushed to my limit and then some. And that's when I realized that it really was only beginning.

For the past month and a half, God has provided for us in ways that should not have happened. In ways that only could come from Him. We have completely had to rely and solely on Him for our provision.

I thought that the stretching and and going out of my comfort zone was just moving away from home and family. But it was so much more.

And I've realized that it had to be that way.

Because if it didn't work that way, I wouldn't be able to appreciate my dream coming true.

Y'all I am in law school!

I, Samantha, writer of the ruby Turtle hippie times am in law school!

Think Danny Tanner jumping up and down while yelling, "I have a date tonight!" except, it's me yelling "I'm in law school!"

And my desires were heard. I am in law school and I absolutely love it. At least once a day, I stop and think about how happy I am to be where I am in exactly that moment. (see 1 John 5:14-15 and Psalm 37:14)

Girls, I'm not saying I'm on the "Health and Wealth" bandwagon. In fact, I think that as Christians our life is anything but simple. As Tom Hanks character in "A League of Their Own" said, "It's supposed to be hard. The hard is what makes it great."

I also am not trying to preach either. I just want you to know that I care about all of you that read and that I have "been there and done that." Well at least for the time being.

Don't worry about delivering bad news to me. When you tell me either way it lets me know which way to pray for you next. I don't know about the heartache of not being pregnant, or wanting to stay home to be with my kiddos, but I do know about the heartache of not getting my dreams. Also, the struggle and our dreams will not look the same. God is always original with His delivery.

I am in the middle of my dream and I could not be happier.

So when you don't get your dream, I mourn with you. But I start my petitions to God for the hope of tomorrow for you immediately. Your tomorrow and your dream will come someday friends!

Let me be clear, I am not saying that my prayers get preferential treatment either.

I'm just saying that I want to help relieve some of your stress by praying on your behalf.

God has not forgotten about you. He will answer you in His timing. The answer may not come in the form you expect and sometimes God will tell you No. But when God closes a door He always opens a window. I know that's a hard mouthful to swallow.

But IT WILL ALL WORK OUT!

Just breathe.

And tomorrow is another day.

I hope this made sense.

And because this post isn't hokey and cheesy enough already, I thought I'd add this video. Controversial as she may be Miley knows how to write a song that speaks to the soul.



Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Just further proof that I'm right.

I have never been a fan of Halloween.

Quite frankly, outside of the benefits of great candy, I could care less.

I don't really care about dressing up. I feel like it's a holiday for kiddos.

And so while most stores already have their displays of skanky costumes for adults up, I'm concerned about the next event.

Christmas.

I know.

It's bad. I realize that I should not be thinking about it already, but I can't help it.

After my birthday, my decorations consist of pumpkins, mums, hay bales and leaves until Thanksgiving and then I put up my Christmas decorations the day after thanksgiving.

I've even been known to start listening to Christmas music in October as an outward sign of my open disgust for all things Halloween.

I also start watching movies.

My dad calls it "pushing it" when I roll out the Christmas tunes in October. And by November when I've ran out of Christmas movies to watch, he says, "well that's because you've ran it into the ground already."

My dad's also known as the Grinch.

The point is that for years I've been arguing that we should just skip right past Halloween and enjoy the fall and Thanksgiving and listen to Christmas music and watch movies to pass the time.

I call it getting in the spirit.

My dad calls it rushing things.

Well, daddio, I'm here to tell you and the rest of the blog world that reads my blog that cable television is now on my side.

Saturday morning, I woke up from a barbeque induced coma to catch a little bit of the boob tube before heading to the library.

And there it was...a Christmas miracle the day after my birthday!

Christmas Vacation was on the Comedy Channel!!!!

So see, maybe skipping over Halloween isn't such a bad idea after all.

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday is "Drought of the T-shirts" Day.

Drought of the T-shirts:a phenomenon that occurs when a working girl goes back to school; usually a result from her boxing up her college t's for a quilt.

Back in my college days, I was the queen of t-shirts. I wore a t-shirt every day to class without fail. I could go a very long time without doing laundry because I had so many to choose from.

And then little miss I wear a t-shirt for everything did the unthinkable and got a job.

Suddenly, I was faced with the dilemma of getting business clothes and fast. And for two and half years, I worked on a wardrobe that was acceptable in my world. I got to wear a t-shirt and jeans on Friday, but typically I tried to dress it up, so it didn't necessarily count.

Like most things in our life, the time past, seasons changed and suddenly I got my dream!

I was going back to law school and I could wear my former beloved uniform of flip-flops, jeans, t-shirt, cardigan, pearls in my ears and a flower in my hair again.

Except there is just one slight problem.

Girlfriend be running low on t-shirt options.

I have enough respectable t-shirts to get me through a week and a half. And by respectable, I mean they don't have holes, they look worn enough that they're legit, but not too worn that they look pathetic.

I used to have enough to get me through a month which means that if I planned it right, I could get through a whole semester of never wearing the same shirt twice to class!

As you might imagine, in normal Samantha form, I'm in a slight panic.

I can't run to the nearest spot on campus corner to buy a couple of cute shirts because all they sell here is stuff with the University of Michigan on it. I need stuff with my alma mater's logo on it. After all, OU/Texas week is coming up and I have to wear a Sooner shirt all week!

And let's fact it, I'm not in my sorority anymore so there aren't any options for good t-shirts from that route either.

I know it sounds silly because Lord knows I should be concerned about more important things like oh say...LAW SCHOOL!!!

I figure I'll get my wardrobe back on track in a couple of years...you know about the time I need business clothes again for interviews for summer jobs and future jobs in general.

And then the vicious cycle will start all over again.

Figures.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Just in case you were wondering...

Way back when we started seriously realizing that we were moving North, I began a slight panic because the North is different. They do things differently. There's nothing wrong with it. Just part how they do life. But I thought that if certain things were the same then I could cope just a little easier.

Well there were two situations that were of serious concern to me about being the same.

My Hair.

And...

Sonic.

Waaaaaaaaaaay back in February, I googled to see if there was a Sonic in our new home town and was relieved to find that there was.

Well apparently I googled wrong because there is NOT a Sonic in this town.

I'm gonna let you take that fact of life in for just a moment.













My thoughts exactly.

Apparently, the nearest one is 18 miles from us and even more staggering is the fact that are only 14 in the ENTIRE state of Michigan.

Lower AND upper peninsula included.

Do you know how many are in my husband's hometown????

THREE!!!

Now I realize that Sonic originated from Oklahoma, so maybe it's just that we're spoiled. I mean Brandon about had a hissy when he first realized that there was only one in my hometown. But that one plus the three in his town make up four of the fourteen here. Seriously, a town in Oklahoma or the South for that matter without Sonic is basically unheard of and if it is a reality, the town might as well not exist.

Well, lesson learned.

I, for one, will never take for granted again the wonder and magic that is a Sonic drink from happy hour, grilled cheese or a foot long chili cheese coney and tater tots.

And the ice!! Oh the ice. Now Sonic is a place that knows how to put ice in their drinks.

I say extra ice around here and people look at my like I'm a leper.

Oiy with the poodles already.

And that's not even the half of the problem with my hair.

People here roll into Super Cuts like it's no big thing.

And if I hear "it's only hair," one more time, I probably will have a meltdown.

I need blonde put in my hair so bad it's way beyond being funny.

But the dilemma is not that I'm broke until sometime this week.

Oh no, the dilemma is that there is not ONE salon I've seen that looks safe. Stylists up here are just concerned with getting their job done.

There is no cause for concern about the ambiance or the latest gossip.

No sirree.

How do people think my hair looks as good as it does?

I'm not being arrogant.

I have good hair.

Yes, a part of it is the coloring. But the biggest part of it is that my stylist and I had a relationship. She cared about me.

So people, pray for my hair and for a Sonic to open up here.

Otherwise, it will be a LONG LONG winter.

Happy Tuesday.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday mumblings...

I mumble on Mondays. It's how I get myself going for the week. You'll get used to it if you're new.

I can't study unless I'm at the library where there is no tv to watch.
Take THAT Floride State!
My brother is re-doing my cruiser bike. Think white walls, the color teal and the 1950s.
Thanksgiving can't get here fast enough some days.
I'm so excited about the three new cardigans I got at Old Navy.
I LOVE school.
I bought a University of Michigan shirt. My sister claims I've crossed over. I think it's just a shirt.
The Dutton Band's song "Call to Action" makes me think of two of my favorite little people in the world.
I like chunky Sharpie highlighters best.
Rocking out while I study does not work. I'm too concerned about rocking out.
Ugh and P.S. my radio is still broken!!!
I say P.S. when I want to add an extra thought in regular conversation which is kinda weird because it makes the person I'm talking to think that I think that our conversation has been in letter form in my head when really it's just something stupid I said with college buddies.
The best sandwich in the world is from Texadelphia in Norman.
The barbeque on Friday night was pretty good too.

Happy Monday.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

In 1984...
The first compact disc manufacturing company opened in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Time After Time were top hits.

The Sooners won a National Championship.
(Oh seriously, like I wouldn't mention this?)

Twisted Sister's We're Not Gonna Take It was also a hit too. I think it was for all of us '84 rebels. And by we, I mean me and Prince Harry. Oh yeah, be jealous y'all. I was born five days before the spare prince and my momma's hair looked just like Princess Di's too.

My favorite secular Christmas song, Last Christmas by Wham! was released this year.

Some girl named Madonna had a few hits too.
And a kid called Michael Jackson had his biggest hit. You might have heard of it? Thriller.

Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom were box office hits.

A guy named John Hughes put out a little movie called Sixteen Candles.

The Olympics were in Los Angeles.

The MTV Video Music Awards held its first ceremony.

Cheers, Dynasty and the A-Team were popular television stations.

The first Apple Macintosh went on sale.

Al Gore, Mitch McConnell and John Kerry were elected to the Senate.
Ronald Reagan was President.

Democrats were in control of the House, but Republicans were in control of the Senate.

Gas was 1.10 a gallon.

And yours truly was born.Happy Birthday to ME!

Now, for the love, PLEASE press play!!




Happy Friday and Happy Birthday to ME!!

Back to School

The time is finally here.

Today is my first official day of class.

And I am so nervous.

Please pray.

In the meantime, enjoy this morning's back to school tunage brought to you by the Hollies.

It's so crazy that they sang all of these songs.



But I'm glad they did.



I know they made my morning commutes rockin' growing up.



Some call them a wannabe Beatles, but I say they were their own sound.

Besides, the Beatles have a more important purpose on this blog. You know like the birthday song.

Send me some prayers today!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday is "Two Days Away" Day.

Two days away: forty-eight hours from now; it's September 10th

Run, don't walk people.

Two days from now, it is my birthday. And while I want many things, all I want to is to make it through the day without being called on in class.

I have two classes. Six hours that I have to fly under the radar. Now normally, I'd be ready to go because even though I freak out, secretly I'm excited about being right in class. That is if, I'm right in class.

Anyway.

I want Friday to be different. I am of the school of thought that a person shouldn't have to do anything they don't want to do on their birthday. And I don't want to present in class on my birthday.

I just want a good day.

So I'm putting in my birthday request now.

All prayers are appreciated.

Happy Wednesday.

P.S. Gifts are nice too, if you feel so inclined. Yes, I know it's juvenile but I don't care. I don't have kids. So I can still get excited about my birthday at this point.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday's High/Low

High: I studied all day and I absolutely LOVED it. I know I am exactly where I should be right now in life.
Low: Please continue to pray for Brandon as he continues the search for a job.

High: Fall is here and that means there should be mums all over the place soon!
Low: I need a hair appointment so bad. It is not even funny.

High: It's my birthday week!
Low: I'll miss spending time with our families on my birthday this year.

High: Birthday cards are starting to trickle into our mailbox. I LOVE MAIL!
Low: Paisley did not sleep well last night.

High: The OU game is on ABC this weekend! Woot!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday mumblings...

Another stream of consciousness post by yours truly.

Here goes...

The episode where it flashes back to when Lorelei was a teenager with Rory in her parents house is one of my favorites.
My dog needs a bath and so do my sheets for that matter.
I have more homework than I've ever had in my entire life and I love it.
I miss my sisters and brother a LOT.
I usually cry when I talk to any family.
We saw Brandon's family Saturday night and I was a complete mess afterward.
The people upstairs sound like they move furniture 5 times a day and they are the size of a stick. My husband and I had a really good future dreams talk on Sunday.
It makes me love him.
So many bloggers are preggo these days.
It's like the blogger baby boomer era or something.
Skype is a wonderful wonderful invention.
My hair is growing out and I am currently contemplating going to my natural color.
Dolly Parton once said "There is no such thing as natural beauty."
I stayed up two weeks ago watching Love is a Many Splendered Thing. I think it might be a new favorite movie of mine.
Twitter has become a ton of fun recently.
I want some more picture frames.
Try as I might, I could not get my baby sister and brother to crack on my birthday present.
A vanilla shake sounds good.
But then again so does Taco Soup.

Happy Monday and Happy Birthday week to ME!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday is the day for an awards show.

I received an award thingy from Susannah at the Edwards Edition.

I love getting these awards. They never get old. And when I read a blog and I don't get one, I feel like a loser. I know it's juvenile of me. But at least I admit this insecurity. so that is adult of me!

Anyway, let the award receiving and bestowing begin...


1)How clean are you? Describe your OCD ness or lack thereof. I clean at the end of each day. But as I go I try to pick up my mess or at least get it to its next destination in life.

2)Do you prefer pasta or rice as a side? I think of pasta more as a main dish. So I'll go with rice on this one.

3)What is your favorite healthy lunch? Haha. I don't tend to eat healthy. The closest I get to being healthy is a fried chicken salad which has lettuce, ranch, fried chicken, cheese, tomatoes and salt and pepper.

4)How often do you workout/exercise? I shoot for 5 times a week, but I am okay with just getting in 3 times a week.

5)What is your typical weekend like?? Pretty uneventful. I enjoy sleeping in on Saturday mornings and then grabbing lunch. I have a feeling I'll be spending time at the library on Saturday this fall too. And of course, football is on Saturday. So we watch the game. Church on Sunday. Afternoon nap on Sunday then Sunday night tv. And try like crazy to go to sleep.

6)How often do you see your immediate family?
We used to see our family daily, weekly and monthly. Now we're down to major holidays and school breaks at least until we're finished with law school.

7)Do you want more kids? How many more? (If you have none yet, how many do you want?)
We have an only canine child. She needs a brother or a sister. We're looking to work on that next summer. So if you know anyone who works with French Bulldogs let me know! As for kids, I come from a family of four kids and Brandon comes from a family of three kids. I would totally be okay with 3-4. Right now, Brandon wants two. I want a boy, then a girl and then another boy. But my ideal would be a boy/girl twin first time out the shoot!

8)What is your favorite thing to do besides play with technology??
Spend time with my family and eating a good cheeseburger and watching football and reading and shopping.

So, now I tag:

Lil Woman
Brittany
Kelsey
Heather
Kara
Lucy
Jessika

And here are the questions y'all will answer.

1. What is your favorite football team?

2. When you grow up, you want to be...?

3. What is your favorite tv series?

4. Do you like cats or dogs?

5. What is your favorite time of the year?

6. Coke or Pepsi?

7. Mayo or Mustard?

8. Jackie Kennedy or Audrey Hepburn?

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

It's football time in Oklahoma!

And I'm not there.

This is the first time in my entire life that I have not been on Oklahoma soil in my entire life.

To say that I'm homesick is an understatement today.

BUT, in true Oklahoma Sooner form, I'll not let obstacles get me down. That's one of the coolest things about being a Sooner.

This season is important for the Sooners.

We have something to prove this year starting with today.

This is projected win #800 for Bobby Stoops.

We lost some pivotal people last year. But we can do it.

I believe in my team.

After all, I am Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die, I'll be Sooner dead.

It's in my blood, my crimson blood to be exact.

Today is the beginning of my favorite time of the year.

It is football time in Oklahoma.

Boomer! Sooner! Go BIG RED!


Happy Saturday.








Get excited for GAME DAY!!

P.S. Our stats listed in these videos have only become better!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday is "Understanding" Day.

Understanding: is a clear mental comprehension.

Well, hello all of my bloggy buddies!

Have you missed me?

I have missed you.

Yeah, I know it's only been five days but five days is almost a lifetime in my blog world.

Here's the deal. Life around these parts is about to change.

I officially am a law student as of today.

It's for real now y'all.

And I'm totally excited about it.

But this new reality brings responsibility.

And this responsibility means that I'm not going to be able to spend as much time as I'd like to reading blogs each day. I still plan to try and write pieces a week. That's a personal goal of mine and if you like reading, then it's a benefit for you too. But where I'm going to really get behind is commenting. As of now, I plan to write blogs on the weekends and then hopefully comment then too. But if it's too much then maybe I'll bump it up to twice a week.

There won't be as much spontaneity to my posts. They'll be planned. My whole life will be planned as best as it can be.

I'm apologizing in advance because I like the spontaneous posts personally. I tend to think it is some of my better work. I also happen to like comments. So please don't stop the commentary on my adventures here at the RTH Times because I can't comment as regularly as I once did. I will still comment on every post if I read you regularly, but it'll be in big chunks. I do promise that.

I promise because you girls are good friends of mine. I consider y'all pals. I don't know what I'd do without you. So please, if I'm behind on our lives according to twitter or blogging for the next month or so, cut me some slack. Please be understanding.

Pretty pretty please with sugar on top?

I'm finally getting to live my dream and I want to do it right.

I didn't grow up playing mommy. I played school. And I played getting married.

Do we want kids? Yes but that's another blog post for another day.

So far, I've got down the getting married part. I like to think I did this one very right in the form of Brandon. And side note, I am really thankful for Brandon. He supports me 100% and then some because hello he moved across country for me. He believes in me. He shows me every day that he does.

And now is my turn to do the school part.

So please bear with me?

As Teresa Giudice would say, "I LOVE LOVE LOVE you! And I think you're FABULOUS!"

Happy Wednesday! And Happy September!

P.S. Get excited because September is my BIRTHDAY month! And in honor of that, I thought I'd play a couple of songs that have the word, September in them. Enjoy! (The first one is my favorite! I can remember riding around with dad in the '55 Buick listening to this one.)





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Hi y'all! The name's Samantha. You can call me Sam if you like. I am a lover to a boy I met at Falls Creek in the summer of 2005, that is a student of Jesus, a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die I'll be Sooner dead, Democrat by party, blonde to the core, and oldies but goodies kind of girl.
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