Muted Zebra

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I confess

I read someones blog who made lots of random confessions and it made me goes:

I confess
I haven't washed my hair since Sunday. EEEWWW. At least I have a reason...I had some sort of hair treatment done and I can't wash it for 72 HOURS!

I confess
I took a nap today during my lunch break. Although there isn't anything too wrong with this because it is my lunch break and I can do as I please, BUT it makes me feel much older than 27!!! Guess I'll tell myself that I'm still on Hawaii long can I use that excuse??

I confess
I haven't given my Dad his Father's Day gift yet. SIGH! I got a nice card weeks before Father's Day. We spent 18 hours on a plane (on the way home from Hawaii) on actual Father's Day. No excuse. I know...I suck.

I confess
I watch coverage on the Casey Anthony trial on HLN five nights a week. Have no fear...if I have to miss it...I have it recorded. Deep confession...some days I watch Vinny Polatino (spelling), Jane Valez Mitchell, Nancy Grace and Dr. Drew all in a row. That's right...four hours of trial discussion.

I confess
I don't really like my new car. AHHH! I will find out if Matt reads my blog based on this confession! Ha! I better get over it really quickly though. With that being said, if I ever get one of these, I promise to be perfectly happy!! (Just kidding...kind of.)

That's all the confessions I'm willing to discuss at this point, lol!


Friday, June 24, 2011

Just Maui'd

Oh Maui...when can I see you again? I loved it there. Only problem was the amount of time we DIDN'T have. Next time I have a few things on my list to accomplish 1) Road to Hana 2) Visit a blowhole 3) Out of the ordinary restaurants.

I did manage to snorkle which was sooo neat. I need to have another go at it though because I had no idea what I was doing and made it much more difficult than it needed to be.

I did see one of's a humuhumunukunukuapua'a (seriously):

And one of these:

My friends saw these and I was sooo jealous! sister-in-law and her new hubby were the first people to have jumped off black rock (a cliff) in their wedding attire...gown and all. (This was the morning after the wedding.)

You can read one of the articles about it here.

Thats all for now...I'll be here day dreaming about Maui!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sneak Peak

Hi friends,

I'm back from Maui. We had the best time. I'm convinced this is the only way to have the perfect wedding! Ha! We saw sooo many beautiful things...had a great time with family...witnessed the most beautiful wedding (and bride)...relaxed...ate great food...the list goes on and on. If I ever get back there we will definitely do more tourist type things. We didn't have time on this trip, but I'm sure there will be others!

Not a whole lot of time to write today, but here's a sneak peak of the activities:

Is it bad that I just got home and I'm ready for another vacation?? :)


Monday, June 13, 2011


You heard me! I will be gone Tuesday - Sunday. Do you know where I'm going???

M A U I !!

For her wedding :)

Ignore the hair is dark but this pic is about Lauren!!

See you in a week!



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

One of those

It's Tuesday and it's been one of those days (or weeks I suppose).

Yesterday after work I decided I needed to get some things accomplished around the house (no...I have not yet attempted to re-paint my bathroom). I spraypainted our outdoor furniture, cleaned up the house, put away laundry, sorted HUGE piles of dirty laundry and threw a load see where this is going don't you?

Here is when the washer decided to break down.

Yes, after the water had filled completely to the top and all the clothes were drenched. I could have been much worse and leaked water out all over my house or something (like happened to my poor frieneighbors - friends/neighbors). But, it seemed pretty bad and I had a breakdown by the time it was all said and done.

Basically, I had a big load in that had to be completely rung out (which I don't seem strong enough to be able to do). I loaded all the drenched clothing into a laundry basket which I couldn't lift by the time all the wet laundry was loaded into it. Then I scooped all the water into buckets (which I also couldn't lift once I filled with water), hung the clothes out on the back deck (REDNECK) and ended up with water all over the house. Meanwhile, Matt (who was supposed to be helping) decided to walk down to the neighbors house to return a power washer and decided to play a nice game of basketball. Long story short, it did not make a good evening for him once he got home and I was in the middle of a breakdown. We may be burying the washer this evening.

Today has started as an okay day at work but the corporate drama and "politics" has creeped in. I need to re-group and focus on the reasons I love my job...

I love this picture. It's a 2nd grade class feeling a braille book I brought in for them. They loved it. They even asked questions like "how do blind people know when they are hungry?"..."how do blind people know when it's time to wake up or time to go to sleep if they eyes are always dark?"...and my favorite..."if two people are blind and deaf and neither one of them have hands, how do they talk to each other?"...ha! Ok, they got me on that one b/c I have no idea! A good reminder of why I do what I do.

Off to make this a better day! I'm thinking I'll put on Britney's new CD ;)


Thursday, June 2, 2011


I just read one of my favorite blogs which talked about June being a new month and a great time to finish something you've been talking about but not doing. My challenge for the month is to paint my bathroom. It's neutral and boring and I don't like it. (I really should tackle my bedroom but thats a bit much.)

In pondering paint colors here are my possibilities:

Pistachio Green:

Smokey Purple:

Geyser (Behr Paint color):

Any thoughts or other suggestions? I'm thinking a bit of paint and some new towels would make a big difference!

We are headed back to the lake this weekend...hooray!