30 November, 2010

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

Whew, what a day!! I have cleaned my house from top to bottom with the exception of the bathroom...! Of course, I could not have done it without the help of my friend, Mrs. C! I had lunch with her and her hubby yesterday after church and she offered to come help me get the house ready for Joe's return. =) She was a big help even though she couldn't stay very long. It was much-ly appreciated. ;-) My house wasn't in bad shape before, but it definitely needed a pick-me-up. So, if I can work up the energy [and "want to"] it will all be done tomorrow. I am quite proud of all the progress that was made today. The #1 thing I'm proud of: There is not a single. piece. of clothing (or towels) that is dirty! (With the exception of the clothes I'm wearing now.) This NEVER happens. I'm proud of myself! =D


I finally made myself an appointment to get my hair cut! It's happening bright and early tomorrow morning! I'm excited because I'm going to the same lady that Chantal uses, and I know I don't have to worry about my hair turning out all funky. You see, when I got my hair cut last time I'm pretty sure she cut the back wrong. The left side (in the back) is about a half inch (maybe more) longer than the right side. Ok, I know I part my hair to the right but seriously?! That is no reason to mess it up. Anyway, it's getting fixed tomorrow. I don't want the same cut as last time either. The A-line cut is cute, but super hard to keep up or grow out.

This is going to sound really, really sad but... If you watch Grey's Anatomy religiously like I do, you know that Callie recently chopped off all her hair. And oh. my. word. I love her hair!!! For those of you who don't  watch Grey's Anatomy (shame, shame) here are a few pictures. None of them are great, but you get the idea.

I think it's super cute!! I just hope I can handle fixing it. =)

Think I can pull it off?

I mean, I don't have my own hairstylist or anything...


While I was searching for pictures to show my new hair lady, I came across something interesting... This is how I did my photo-searching:

And as I scrolled down some, I was met with quite the interesting photo...

Ummmm... Google, I said "2010!!!" Not the '90s!!!! 

Honestly, I have no idea when this photo was taken but I'm pretty sure Jennifer Aniston quit rockin' that hair style a looooooooooooooooooooooong time ago. Seriously. Google needs to start listening to me.


Next up on our list of random things to cover is an English/Grammar lesson. Are you ready?!

I have been running across some very disturbing mistakes lately. Some of them could just be typos or a product of a late night/early morning. However, they have become so common lately! I am beginning to lose faith in people! {Personally, I blame the internet and texting language - and sheer laziness - but that's a post for another day.} So, today I am here to correct these people. I hope I can help someone see the severe errors.


Your - a possessive pronoun. Examples: your husband; your house; your dog; your car.

You're - short hand for "you are." Examples: you're awesome; I'm sorry you're sick.


Their - also a possessive pronoun.  Examples: their house; their cat; their TV.

They're - short hand for "they are." Examples: I can't believe they're not going to be here. They're engaged. (I saw this one written as "There Engaged" on a BLOG POST. *insert screams here*)

There - adverb; usually refers to a place. Examples: Over there; It's right there; There it is; She stopped there.


To - a preposition. Used for expressing motion or directions. Examples: We're going to the mall. We are going to see so-and-so. 

Too - a synonym for the word "also," meaning "in addition." Examples: My husband is deployed too. I'm going too. 

Two - the number "2." Seriously. This one is self-explanatory.

I hope you've all learned something today. And, yes, this sort of thing DOES irritate me. If I read your blog and you make these kinds of mistakes consistently I will be forced to un-follow you. I'm sorry, but it's true. I just can't handle these types of things. Oh, if you use run-on sentences and/or no punctuation -- same thing. Learn how to properly write, people. That's all I'm asking.


I totally cried while watching the CMA Country Christmas special on ABC tonight. I don't know if any of you watched it, but it was pretty good. One of the many reasons that I love country music is because they are such strong supporters of the troops. Right before they sang "I'll Be Home For Christmas," they showed clips of families saying "hi," "Merry Christmas," and "I miss you." By the end of it all I was bawling. I miss my hubby even though he'll be home soon. I just can't stop the thoughts that come when I think about Christmas without him... It totally sucks. 


Aaaand on that happy note... ;-)

Seriously, though, I had a really good day. I'm so glad that I got so much accomplished in one day. And I can't wait to get my hair cut in the morning!! Now if I could only get a phone call from that man of mine.... =)

Hope y'all had a good Monday!


kelsey lauren said...

the english major in me is jumping for joy with that grammar post!!

ProudArmyWife21 said...

If I mess up grammar I am sorry. I will work on it. :]
Then again I am not even sure if u follow my blog. On another note
I hope you post a picture of your hair.
When does your man come home?
I hope you calls you soon. :]
Glad you had a good Monday! AS always, thanks for sharing!

God Bless!

Anonymous said...

I definitely think the hairstyle is cute! And I'm not into country music, but I give them major props for being such ardent supporters of our troops. I also give major props to you for your grammar post! I'm the assistant editor-in-chief of my college newspaper, and I still have issues editing not only the articles of writers, but also those of editors! It's ridiculous.

Andrea said...

Haha I am such a grammar freak sometimes and those are my 3 biggest pet peeves. People on facebook are terrible about your/you're and sadly most of them are in college. I hope you enjoy the time while your husband is home!

Goodnight moon said...

See...I knew you would get it all done! Good job girlie! And I can't wait to see what your hair looks like! You must post pics.

I am a HORRIBLE speller! Seriously...like the WORST!

Skinnie Piggie said...

Oh my goodness, everything about this post made my day {minus you being sad about missing Christmas with your hubby}. The grammar lesson is something EVERYONE on the internet needs to see... it's SO annoying, I hate "texting" language, I try not to abbreviate anything!

Can't wait to see your new hairstyle!

McDancer said...

I hear you on the grammar! I about died the other day when I realized I made one of those errors (your instead of you're) on a comment.
For now I'll blame multitasking; here's to hoping it doesn't become a nasty habit ;)

Jordan Streetman (Southern Hospitality) said...

I love her new do too! Its choppy but soft it's hard to explain but I ADORE IT! You could totally rock it!

The Mrs. said...

i LOVE that hair cut and I think it will look adorable on you as well! :):)

Just Another MilSpouse said...

Reading this post I got scared, haha, the spelling is a pet peeve of mine also. The thing is, the reason it bothers me so much is because I tend to do it, and because I KNOW the difference it makes me mad when I do it. In fact, I commented on someone's blog the other day, then realized that I had spelled something wrong and actually left a SECOND comment apologizing. See? That's how weird I am.

So, when you said that you will unfollow someone with consistent mistakes I started thinking "holy crap I need to stay on top of it", lol.

With my blog I tend to write the way I speak. I do this because I use it as a diary type of thing. Sure, I could type up posts as persuasive arguments in APA format but I don't think they would be much fun to read. Besides, I do enough of that in school. This is my place to just be me; to write in a manner that reflects my personality. So, if I make a mistake here and there please don't hold it against me, I'm trying, lol.

Oh, and as for the texting language I am guilty of two things. One is my use of the acronym "lol" and the other is something that I am trying to get away from... the slang word for because (cuz). I don't know why I use that word, and I can't think of any time I've used it recently (other than quoting someone) but I know I have.

Anyway, this was a long comment but my point is that I totally agree with you and it drives me nuts too, however I am guilty of some things which, I suppose, makes me a hypocrite. haha.

Lacey said...

I am horrible at grammar...dont judge me. Also i think that the hair will look awesome on you!!

Jes said...

I am with you 100% on the grammar thing, although I do make mistakes myself sometimes!

I cannot wait to see how your haircut turns out...I'm going tomorrow to get mine done for the 1st time since I've been in Japan and I'm super nervous! I'm trying to find a photo to take with me but I can't find one I like!

Miranda said...

That's so funny about the grammar thing :-) I was at a little play date this morning and we were talking about the same things :-)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I saw the picture of your hair on either facebook or twitter and I thought it looked great!!! Have a great R&R!!!