A Photo Tag

  • Take a picture of yourself right now.
  • No primping or preparing.
  • Just snap a picture.
  • Load the picture onto your blog.
  • Tag some people to  play along.

So, I was reading Jennifer’s post about how she was tagged, saw her cute photo and thought, “Good Lord. If I’m ever tagged in one of these I better be wearing makeup so I can look that cute.”

Knowing me, I would probably cheat and go put some on real quick, but that’s just between you and me.

Then I scrolled down and saw my name. BLAST! Thankfully I was wearing makeup. (Thanks for the awesome timing Jennifer!)

Bleh. Too much cheese.
Bleh. Cheese.

Your turn ladies… don’t hate me. :)

Jamie @ Oh, How Lovely

Kerri @ your Wishcake

Laurie @ Newly-Wedded Wife

Rachel @ Confessions of a Jersey Girl

Maegan @ …love Maegan (which will undoubtedly be fabulous and make us all sick because she’s a pro and does this all the time, haha)

I’m ‘It’

Amanda over at Cusp of Normal tagged me in this guy’s blogging challenge. The rules are simple. Answer these questions and then pass it on by tagging another blogger. You can use these questions or make your own. (If you don’t feel like sitting and reading through all my answers, at least go check out Amanda’s blog. She’s an absolute riot.)

  • What will I try to improve on next week?

It would really be awesome if I would just bite the bullet and clean up the apartment. And I mean CLEAN. None of this re-arranging the piles of mail on the kitchen table for the 5th time, convincing myself that it actually looks neater this way. Dust, mop, vacuum, organize, UNPACK THE FRIGGIN CLOSET THREE MONTHS LATER, and stop procrastinating. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get to it all.

  • What was I most proud of this week?

After stepping on the scale last Monday at my parent’s house (WHY do i torture myself with their too-accurate Weight Watcher’s scale? WHY?!), I’ve eaten a lot healthier. Also, a glimpse of my backside after I got out of the shower was enough to scare me out of Taco Bell more than a few times.

  • What was my biggest accomplishment this week?

Work is crazy-busy with everyone out of town, so pretty much everything has fallen on me. But I’ve done it all and done it well — and I think I deserve a cookie.

  • What have I done to get closer to my life goals this week?

Current life goals are to be financially ready for this baby, and I honestly haven’t done much this week to help that along. Too many trips to Target.

  • What was hard for me this week, and why?

Not chopping off my co-worker’s irritating, ugly little head when, after he made me lug a big heavy box to Fedex in the heat, I come back to the office to find him loading up his golf clubs and leaving the office early. Le douche extraordinaire.

  • What was my biggest waste of time this week?

Probably all the complaining I’ve been doing. Though, I will argue that it’s good for my mental health.

  • What did I do this week that made me ashamed?

Lying to all of you about not going to Taco Bell. I did. Twice.

Now I tag Tara! Get to it, Missy.

What a Mighty Good Man

Gotta love being tagged. :)

One of my fabulous blogger buddies tagged me to do a post, sharing five random facts about my man.  Being that he is my favorite person in the entire world, this should be a cinch.

1)  Justin and I met on Myspace back in 2005.  Yeah, we’re that cool.  He messaged me, saying something about how I looked “normal” (as in, not skanky, I guess, haha).  We got to talking and realized that I used to be in a little group called Signs of Joy at our old church with his 3 sisters back in the day (Signs of Joy = Napoleon Dynamite’s sign language song… but for Christian kids.  Again, almost too cool).  I had remembered that the Gable girls had an older brother (he was graduating high school while I was just starting junior high), but I would’ve never imagined I’d be married to him 10 years later!

2)  He has to be one of the smartest people I know. The amount of computer-related information he has tucked away in that brain of his never ceases to amaze me.  He owns a web development business, Element Web Media, is constantly reading and learning new things (I say ‘things’ because it’s way over my little head), and will spout of random bits of information you would never expect him to know.  Geek Jeopardy?  He’d be champ.

3)  He’s a full foot taller than me.  Those 6 feet and 5 inches allow me to wear the tallest heels imaginable and not make him feel like any less of a man. :)

4)  Alright, alright, you say.  You adore the guy, we get it.  Well, as much as I do love him, he has been known to ANNOY.  A few things that top the list:  purposely changing the words to well-known songs (Time of My Life is dead to me now), giving me horrendous nicknames and using them in public, and not having the ability to sit during a phone conversation.  The man gets up as soon as the phone rings and starts pacing the room/house/yard/store/whereverwehappentobe and completely tunes out the world around him.  It’s weird.

5)  Justin’s face is capable of contorting into an endless variety of expressions, to the point where it can really creep you out.  Exhibit A:

I think I’ve pretty much done my share of tagging, so I’m going to leave this one open to whoever wants to join in.  Leave me a comment back to your post if you decided to do it!

Tagged by Lisa

Lisa, my adorable pregnant buddy, tagged me! Thanks for giving me something to do this morning. :)

  • Post these rules to your blog.
  • Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

My Joys:

  1. Being in a new, clean, and freshly-decorated apartment (finally!)
  2. Spending a day inside, watching movies and eating junk food with my Justin.
  3. Minimal stress/drama with the in-laws. That would be just lovely.

My Fears:

  1. Bunions. Seriously!
  2. Spiders of any sort.
  3. Never getting my body/cuteness back after the baby.

My Goals:

  1. Read my Bible every day
  2. Cook 3-4 meals a week (so far, so good)
  3. TRY not to be so negative

My Current Obsessions/Collections:

  1. Umm, my growing baby, maybe? Kind of obsessed.
  2. Yard sales!
  3. Google Reader. Can’t. Get. Enough.

Random Surprising Facts About Me:

  1. I’m extra gassy these days, which my mom/Justin/random acquaintances say is not very Mrs. Priss-like.
  2. I don’t know if this is very surprising, but I have a serious case of road rage. I accidentally took it outside of my car the other night, and yelled at a guy who was standing in my way. How rude am I? I blame hormones.
  3. I absolutely HATE grape-flavored anything. GAG.

I’m tagging:


My lovely friend Stephanie tagged me, so I guess I better cooperate!

There are 4 simple rules to this fun game of internet tag.

  • Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
  1. I met my sweet husband on Myspace. Don’t judge… we’re happy and in love and only slightly geeky. :)
  2. If there was such a thing as rehab for shoe addicts, I would commit myself.
  3. I really can’t handle rude people. I always have something smart to say back to them, but end up keeping my mouth shut… why would I want to sink to that level? (she says to convince herself…)
  4. Since we’re talking about pet peeves, I’ll name a few more: ending sentences with prepositions, unpainted toenails, when people slurp and don’t bother to blow their nose (Steph knows what I mean), when towels aren’t folded to my anal-retentive standard, and boys who wear girl pants.
  5. I love caffeine in the form of coffee or tea. Sodas aren’t my thing, but I’ll take a vanilla soy latte any time of the day!
  6. Road Rage is my middle name. If you’ve ever been in the car with me, you understand.
  7. I’m going to have a baby. Yay!

Now I tag…

Shea, Anna, Anna, Tara, Jordan, Becca, & Christa