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Monday, January 31, 2011

Miscellany Monday…

Good morning bloggy buddies. I hope you all had a great weekend. We did a lot of relaxing and some fun family time. Well, what else is there to do when you have 2 feet of snow outside your door? And by the way, more is expected in a few days!! Anywho, here are my random musings for today…

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters


ONE. A few weeks ago I was on a blog (forgive me because I forgot which one I was reading) and the host was sharing some great blog tips for making your blog a success. One of the things mentioned was to write your posts in ‘Windows Live Writer’ and then have them transferred to your host site. Well, after lots of downloading…it worked and I am now using this program. It is so much quicker than Blogger and the pictures load so much faster. I highly recommend it.

TWO. What is with men and gadgets?? This weekend we went car shopping. The lease on my truck is up (yes, I drive a gas guzzler..LOL!) in a few months so we decided to start the search for a new one. Honestly, I am not picky with cars. The hubs usually does all of the researching and I just so to give the final approval : ) We came across the 2011 Ford Explorer and let me tell you….gadgets galore!! There are so many great features that you could actually get overwhelmed. But let’s be real here. Am I really going to be plugging in my IPod? Do I need to talk to the car and tell it to call  my mom and do I need to see her picture on the screen when she answers? I am never going to use any of these fancy features. I barely listen to the radio since the kids are always watching the DVD player! But, men and gadgets….the hubs is sold : )

explorer

THREE. Next weekend is going to be awesome…I am finally getting a night without my children!!! This never happens. My birthday is coming up and my mom has agreed to take the boys so the hubs and I can go into NYC. I made plans to see a show, go to dinner and stay overnight. It will finally give me a reason to wear these…
shoes
And do this…
Dark-Smokey-Eye-Makeup-520x518
And maybe even go here : )
secret

Have a great day…

12 comments:

Emily P. said...

you can plug in your ipod into most new cars these days and to be honest...I use mine ALL the time! I think I'm more into the gadgets than the hubs...

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

Happy almost Birthday! I am loving those shoes!
And I hear you about men and gadgets. My husband wants a new car and he can't make up his mind b/c there are so many choices and ever choice has a car that does different awesome things... I will admit I would love an ipod dock!

Big Fat Gini said...

1. Hmmm, maybe I'll try that. I don't really have a problem with Blogger until it comes time to upload photos and then it goes haywire on me.

2. I'm with the hubby on this one. Yes. You NEED those gadgets. Ha!

3. Happy Early Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful time in the Big City!

1ne Proud Mama said...

We were looking at the Ford Explorer too, but we still have some time left before we absolutely need to purchase a car.

Glad you get to go out! It's so nice to get dressed up once in a while and feel sexy again!

LeeAnn said...

Happy Monday, my friend!

One - Brian has been trying to get me to use Windows Live Writer for a while now. I just don't have time to learn something else at the moment. But I may have to check it out now.

Two - I have all kinds of gadgets in my truck and I never use them. I probably wouldn't know how to use them if I wanted to. My husband definitely sounds like yours when it comes to the gadgets, though...he will use anything available to him, and figures everything out super quick.

Three - I hope you guys have an AWESOME time! You totally deserve a night out like that! I might be just a *little bit* jealous. I can't wait to hear all about it. Well, not ALL about it. ;-)

Have a great week!

flip flops and pearls said...

Isn't your bday the day after mine? I think you told me that, maybe? Maybe not, LOL.
When will you be in NYC?

Jumping Jack said...

YAY for a date/birthday night out! Have fun!!!

Shannon said...

Oooh, date night so fun! We're hoping to try to have one a month!

I'm laughing at your car story because you're right, men are into gadgets, but I share their love of cars!

That's a nice car, you'd be super sporty!

Hope your Monday is wonderful!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

yay for your night out! I can see you looking adorable with the smoky eye..so wish I could pull that one on!

AllieMakes! said...

My mom has been nagging me about this WLW... everytime I curse blogger... Will you get it all set up for me? LOL
Ok. Tell the hubs for the Explorer money you can get a MUCH funner to drive MDX... :) And the MDX comes with an entertainment system with satelite headphones! I don't think I will ever be able to drive another vehicle without this feature! A watches a video and can hear it and I can listen to the radio! And have the handsfree... Those and the navigation are what I use most... Wait, and the remote start and seat warmers... Fine, you caught me, I'm a gadget girl...
You are going to have SO much fun! I want to come with! Tell the hubs, I will go to the show with you if he truely doesn't want to go, LOL.

Carol said...

Awesome Awesome Awesome on your #3! Weren't we just talking about that? Imma be jealous of your night out on the town!

Danae Farias said...

I'm so jealous:D I need a night without my son desperately. And while my birthday is coming up, it does not look like it's in the horizon any time soon. God bless!

Danae@Believing Unbeliever
http://www.danaefarias.com