Just a few things that are really of no importance.
Like reality tv. I LOVE my reality tv.
I have not watched the Bachelor all season. Just wasn't really feeling the whole Ben as the Bachelor thing...and from the sound of it, I am not missing much except for that crazy Courtney chick, which watching her would drive me crazy anyway.
However, I am very excited to watch the Bachelorette with Emily.
Loved her on Brad's season!
Another reality show that I like but didn't watch the last couple of times is Dancing with the Stars...this year though. I will be watching if only for the reason that Steve Urkel himself is going to be on the show.
Now if we could get Uncle Jesse from Full House and maybe Shawn Boy Meets World to join, then it's like a whole TGIF reunion.
Friday night TV was the bomb.com
Oh those were the days of wholesome TV, where every Friday night episode taught you right from wrong.
It's Monday...and my mind and body are still in my warm comfy bed...so, this post is all sorts of random.
Sometimes I feel like I am a bad doggy mom. I mean, I am gone for a good 8 or more hours Monday through Friday...just like most people, and when I get home, I get so caught up in eating dinner and doing other things that I feel like I neglect my dog babies. I am sure this feeling will be 100 times worse when I have kids...so I should work on this.
This weekend, I vowed to spend more time with my doggies and made sure to play with them. I even gave them baths. Have you ever given a basset hound a bath?
It's not easy.
Here are my cute little clean fur babies...
I saw this the other day and it couldn't be more true
I just love those two dogs!
I have been a MAJOR slacker on working out. I was sick a couple of weeks ago and was out for like a week straight and couldn't work out. Well, I don't know about y'all but being sick and getting out of your work out routine sucks. It's SO hard to to get back into one.
But no excuses anymore, because I have like 80 something days until my trip and I want to look good in the swimsuit pictures.
All my fitness ladies...what does a girl need to do to get in shape FAST. Like 80 something days fast. I need to drop some lbs and tone up. I got the diet down...but it's the fitness part. More cardio and strength training? What are some great ab exercises?
So...this means that I have a little less than 4 months to get my booty into shape.
Better put the Mocha Drizzle and cookie down and start Operation Costa Rica bikini body.
If you have been before, what are the "must see" places? We have some pretty cool things lined up already, zip-lining, touring the volcano and hot springs, para-sailing, but if there is more to do please let us know...we want to make the best of this trip and soak in all Costa Rica has to offer.
It's been one of THOSE weeks. If I don't take a vacation soon, I may go crazy. Actually, I think planning a vacation is what is making me go crazy...but more on that little diddy later.
Like I said I am in the process of planning a pretty kick-ass trip with some potential of being able to cross some items off the ol' bucket list....
So, I thought I should introduce to you, my bucket list.
Ride in a hot air balloon
Swim with dolphins
Got to Hawaii
Viva Las Vegas
Go to New York at Christmas time
Ice Skate in Rockafeller center
See a broadway show
Go wine tasting in Napa
Go to a luxurious spa with my mom and nana
Fall in love
Start a family
Go to Costa Rica
White water raft
Take a cooking class and learn to cook like the people on Top Chef...or at least try
Take a photography class
Take my children(when I have them) to Disney world and spin in the cups
Take a romantic trip to Italy with my husband
Take my Nana to Greece, even though she won't get on a plane.
Go to a real Irish pub in Ireland
Read the entire Bible
Go to the Ellen show
Try out for Wheel of Fortune and Wipeout
Go Deep Sea Fishing
Kiss under the Eiffel Tower
Hang with the Kola's in Australia
and just Be Happy
Hope every one's weekend was wonderful...I had a fun but relaxing weekend....first off, on Friday I went to see my future husband, Jake Owen. O.M.G....I knew he was hott, but in person he's like 10x as hott.
These pictures don't really do him justice and they are kinda blurry...because I like to dance and it's apparent dancing and trying to take pictures at the same time do not go hand in hand.
Saturday my mom and I had a spa day. I made us some homemade face masks from Avocado and honey...I think they were supposed to look like this
but ours looked nothing like that...I may have used to much honey and not enough avocado. All in all though it worked pretty well, our faces were very smooth afterwards.
We dipped our hands in paraffin wax. That stuff is AMAZING...here is a DIY recipe for it
1 block paraffin wax (about 4 oz), you can find this in the canning sections of your local grocery store.
an ounce of oil
20 drops of essential oil... lavender is rather nice
a few drops of olive oil or coconut oil (you will use this to coat your hands)
a casserole dish, greased with oil
plastic sandwich bags
I bought two new nail polish color's this weekend...I am in the springy color mood...
Essie, Cute as a button
and then Essie's Turquoise and Caicos
Also got a new Keurig flavor this weekend...which is in the cup you see in the background, Caramel Drizzle...that stuff is the bomb.com. Seriously.
After I took this picture I then proceeded to knock my cup over and spilled half of it.
Which is nothing out of the ordinary for me, I spill everything.
Sunday my mom and I went and saw, "This means war"
Adorable movie...I loved it, I mean who doesn't love Reese Witherspoon? If I was dating two CIA agents who looked they did, I certainly wouldn't complain.
All in all, I would say I had a great weekend.
Also...a little breaking news...I have 100 FOLLOWERS!!!!
A week or so ago when Miss Football was in Oklahoma, the one thing she insisted on doing was going dancing. Us girls like to two-step. Blame it on our fathers who taught us how to two-step when we were younger and all those good lookin' cowboys in college.
Either way, we like a country bar with some good music and cute cowboys.
We brought along with us Miss Football's best friend's little brother...who just so happens to be quite the two-stepper.
He's quite the gentlemen ladies. He opened doors for us, sometimes he would say yes ma'am...which is very polite don't get me wrong, but come on we are only 27 and 28..."ma'am" isn't really necessary. Through out the night we took it upon ourselves to teach this young man of 20, what girls look for in a guy. We want to make sure that when he dates someone that the girl treats him right and he treats her right as well.
With this we go on to tell him things of what we look for in a guy, not superficial things like tall, dark and handsome...but the little gestures that seem to be lost on so many guys these days. Gentlemanly things.
As we are talking, a 80 year old man approaches me and asks me to dance. How could I say no to this cute little old grandpa who was wearing his "best night on the town" outfit, complete with a cowboy hat. So, I go and dance with him. He's super sweet, and when the dance was over he walked me all the way back to my chair...pulled my chair out for me and kissed my hand...then he gave me a Worther's Original hard candy.
That ladies...is a gentlemen.
Why can't a 27 year old guy act that way and walk me back to my chair?
What happen to the old fashion gentlemen? You know that one that is polite and opens doors for a lady...any lady, the ones that say yes ma'am and no sir. Take their hats off at the table. Respect their mom and in turn respect you. I just feel that maybe the act of being a gentlemen might have skipped a generation or something.
Yes, I do know that those gentlemen are out there but I think they are coming few and far between.
Tell, the sweet boy who came with us to dance, is just as gentlemanly. He brought up an interesting point, that I guess as a girl I don't see...maybe because once or twice in my life I may have acted like this, but he said..."Why act like a gentlemen when girls my age...all they want is that "bad" guy...the one that treats them like crap." He also pointed out that girls his age don't often act like a lady or act like that want to be treated well by a man at all.
Well...I don't just think it's the young girls that do this...I see it all the time, with all ages of girls. The girls that just seem to give themselves to anyone, anytime. Girls that don't act like they have much respect for themselves...so why expect a guy to respect you when you aren't even doing the same for yourself?
The other day I saw this on pinterest....
I never thought of it that way. But it's true.
I think the younger girls of our generation are getting bad examples thrown at them at how to act. When you have the snookie's and people called the Situation out there as examples...how else do you think they will act?
We need more Audrey Hephrun's and Grace Kelly's and less Paris Hiltons and Snookie's...and in return maybe we will get more guys like Humphrey Bogart and George Clooney instead of people who deem themselves as a situation.
Normally, I am very anti-Valentines day...you know because every single person needs a day to show them just how single they are, right?
This year is different....not different because I actually have a valentine....trust me if I did,. y'all would be the first to know.
Different, because I choose to not be bitter on this day and get all upset about the things I don't have. How I don't yet have a husband or a fiance....because I will, someday.
Today, though, I do have love....maybe not in the form of a boyfriend/valentine love...but love in general.
I have the love of friendship.
I have said it time and time and again, and I will continue to say it...I have the BEST friends ever. Hands down. No questions asked.
Yesterday on a non-Valentine day the UPS man comes in my office with a huge 1-800 flower box. Like all men in brown, he tells me to sign for the package. I then proceed to tell him, he clearly has the wrong Lyndse and that he should go next door because the Lindsey there has a husband...because there is no reason that I should be getting flowers.
This argument between the UPS man and me went on for a good five minutes. Until finally he told me to just sign for the dang thing. I just couldn't understand who would send me flowers.
I was nervous, I thought maybe I had a stalker or something...but no worries...no stalker here...just the most awesome best friend ever...with a note that said...
"Every girl deserves flowers on Valentine's day! Especially when she's Hella 27! Have a great day!
And that ladies...would be, as y'all know her, Miss Football...just the bestest friend a girl could have.
That's what friends are for...made my day...and see she has good Karma because after I got my flowers...she got her very own roses from one of her best friends.
Until I find my one true Valentine...I will gladly celebrate this day with all those that I love...my family, my best friends and all of you.