Saturday, March 31, 2012

Closed!!! :)

Hey  Y'all!

Well, yesterday the closing went off without a hitch. I signed my name several, several, several times and now my house is mine... AGAIN! :)

Before I went to the closing I popped into TJ Maxx to see what they had. I came across this adorable coffee cup that needed to be mine! I think it speaks for itself!

I have several boards pinned on pinterest that have the "Keep Calm" slogan with many different sayings! I just think it is a hoot.  This was the only mug that they had, so for $2.99 I snapped it up!

Well, today looks to be rainy and soggy. I need to switch out my closet for my spring clothes, knit on a few things and clean house. I also have to venture out and run a few errands.  Hopefully tomorrow it will be sunny and I can go and hang out on the beach after church!

:) JKP

Thursday, March 29, 2012

We Have an APB Out on JKP.....

Hey Y'all!

Don't faint. I know. I have neglected the ol' blog lately. But life has been really busy and I wasn't sure if y'all really wanted updates on all that is going on, especially on a daily basis! If you follow my twitter feed, then you pretty much know what is going on with me! But here's an update! And. Sorry if it is in list form. That is how my teacher brain works!

1. We are so close to spring break I can't stand it. I am taking a personal day tomorrow (see below for the why) so I have four more school days to go. I need some beach time, a trashy novel and my flip flops. Balm for my soul!

2. I have been knitting on a sock since the end of February. This thing just about killed me. And. I might have thrown it across the room a few nights ago. But. I have turned the heel, and picked up the gusset. We are almost in the home stretch!

I have also been knitting up some rabbit hats for folks at school. These have been a big hit. They are easy to make and are great for a boy or girl! The baby bunny hat pattern is a free one on Ravelry.

3. I am refinancing my house. Good Lord. We are supposed to close tomorrow, hence the personal day. Today was very stressful. I was trying to teach my babies, and make sure all of my documents were faxed in and signed. If all goes well tomorrow, my payment will be a lot less. Which is a good thing!

4. Pitty Pat got his annual summer shave. I say summer because today it was 88 degrees here in Myrtle Beach!


After every haircut, Pitty Pat has a personality change! :)

5. I put in new floors in my living room! Holla! No more carpet! Pitty Pat has figured out how to play golf now. I came home the other day and all of his toys were lined up along the sliding glass door. He takes one of his toys and "bats" the other toys across the room!

We likey the new floors. I need to discuss decorating with Pitty Pat though!

6. I went on a field trip this week where I may have touched a snake and a baby alligator. I KNOW!

All I have to say is my kiddies made me do it!!!!!!!!

So, as you can see, life has been busy this March. I am hoping to enjoy Spring Break and catch my breath a little. I am still going to Zumba, just not quite as often. I am, however, LOVING that it is lighter longer. Pitty Pat and I are getting in our 3 walks a day!

Alrighty, the dinner bell is ringing. Tootles!
:) JKP

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Currently, Heart Update, and Chillaxin'

Hey Y'all!

Whew. It took me a few days to recover from Girls Weekend Spring Palooza! That and the fact that I am having to give up ALL caffeine, (which is kicking me in the BOO-TAY) I am plum tuckered. :)

So. Let me bring y'all up to date! :)

I went to the doc last Friday. They had the results from HAL the Heart Monitor. He did record some "events" but they think these heart palps are tied to an anemia disorder that I was born with. And, I have a really fast heart rate. Because I stay so anemic (and there's really nothing they can do) my heart beats fast to keep up with my low blood supply. So when I get stressed, upset, worried, or work out a lot, it makes my heart work really hard, resulting in my heart palps. The doc told me I needed to cut all caffeine (yup. That's just terrible. I am still having 1 cup of coffee until school gets out. I won't make it if  I don't!) I have to cut back on Zumba. I need to meditate. Do some yoga. And. I have to take it easy and rest when I feel tired. I go back right after school gets out to get more bloodwork done and see where we stand. If these changes don't help, they want to put me on a beta blocker to slow down my heart rate. I think I will pass on that one and make these changes! So. There ya go. I had a rough night Friday night, but I spent the day running around to get ready for the girls. Last night I also had some, but luckily they ended around midnight. So. I guess we will see. But, the heart palps are still a pain!

Also, I have found something that I just love! Hello Hulu Plus! I have signed up for a free trial so I can catch up on my new favorite show.. Once Upon a Time. So, now when I am up and can't sleep because of my heart palps.. I can catch up on a show! Seriously, if you haven't watched Once Upon a Time, you must. It is a great blend of reality and fantasy. :)

Lastly, Miss Farley put up this month's Currently the other day. Here's mine! You can click on it to make it bigger!

The last three words have to start with the first initial of your last name. :) The first word has to be something your students would use to describe you, the second one a word the folks you work with would use and the last one is a word that your family would use to describe you. :)

I am off to watch some Hulu!
:) JKP

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Girls Weekend Spring Palooza

Hey Y'all!
Here I am trying out some patio furniture! All I need is a margarita!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ahhh... MARCH!

Hey Y'all,

Sorry for the vacay from the blog, but if you know me very well, you know that I absolutely hate the month of February. I did really well this year and made it until the 24th before I had a meltdown. The past few weeks have been yucky for me, but I am happy to say that March is here! My girlfriends are on their way into town tomorrrow for our annual Girls Weekend Spring Palooza. I am so looking forward to this weekend that I can't stand it! :) Also, Pitty Pat turns THREE on Sunday, so there will be lots of celebrating this weekend. :) I also have lots of things to bake and cook, so you will have a ton of new recipes to look forward to over the next week.

I have been keeping very busy with some knitting ( I am on a current sock knitting craze right now!), Zumba and reading. Also, how neat is this... My local Blockbuster store closed. Well, that's not neat. But, I have had a free month of Blockbuster Total Access.. which is free movies by mail and by store. Since the store closed, they gave me another free month of mail rentals. So I have been keeping busy watching movies too!

Well, it's bedtime for me. I have to get my rest.... we are going to be going full speed ahead this weekend!
I missed y'all!
:) JKP