Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What now?

We made it half-way through the work week, Kitschies!! I hope this week has been treating you well. It's raining tonight - FINALLY! I have a weather barometer for a knee so the rain is a very welcome relief.

A little bit of a different post for me tonight. As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I've hit a sort of a creative road block. It's not horrible - I can still be creative. I'm just in a permanent block with this week's nail challenge. However, in other areas, I've been rather constructive. I had a notice pop up on my blog this afternoon that said my background from will disappear after Friday (and I can't even access that page to see what the heck is going on there). That sorta lit a fire under my butt and I went searching for a new background. Obviously, I've found one, but I don't *love* it. It'll do, pig. I found this one (and many other possible choices) at Simply Blog It Backgrounds. All their backgrounds and headers are free - that's my kind of deal! Like I said, I don't *love* it, but I had already made the header (all by myself, I might add), so I was on a mission to find something that worked with that. Speaking of banners, my BFF told me once upon a time that she'd make one for me. I know she's busy, so I decided to try my hand at it. Like the background, I don't *love* my header, but it'll do, pig. It'll do.

And so I don't run out of things to post, I decided to take a pic of what my road block looks like.

There's a bunch of polish sitting there - taunting me. Those little boogers are Zoya Trinity, Pure Ice Black Rage, Finger Paints Papier Mache, Finger Paints Easel Come, Easel Go, Diamond Dry top coat, Zoya Mimi and Seche base. That's in addition to various nail art tools, a big bottle of acetone and a black and white pic I printed that had "inspired" me earlier in the day. *sigh* It'll come back soon enough, but it's like something that you just can't quite remember and it's right there on the tip of your tongue. Frustrating!

And a couple randoms. This is what happens when the hubs gets the camera.

The hubs snapped this rather unflattering pic of me while I was doing research for a new recipe. See the In 'N Out shirt? He got that for me when he was in Phoenix in February. I loves me some In 'N Out, but the closest one to Albuquerque is Phoenix - not going there *just* for a dang double-double. LOL Especially not in the Summer.

Another rather unflattering picture. *sigh* Hey, hubs...if you're reading this, I'd really appreciate it if you'd warn me when you're going to take a pic next time. LOL Anyway, he said this is *proof* that I'm somewhat domestic. I don't see how getting a bag of grapes out of the fridge for the little one is proof of my domesticity, but whatever.

There ya go. That's what I've been up to this evening. Now I'm going to go read some of my book (A Change of Heart by Jody Picoult, if you're wondering) while I wait for the hubs to finish his workout. Speaking of working out, the BFF (here's a linky link to her blog if you want to check her out ahead of time - and you should) and I are going to start Jilian Michaels' 30-Day Shred on August 1st. We'll be blogging about our experiences in a weekly installment titled Workout Wednesday. Be sure to tune in to both our blogs and cheer us on - I have a feeling we're gonna need all the help we can get!

Listening to: Optimistic by Radiohead ( Pandora trying to give me an attitude adjustment?)
Mood: relieved


shortmama said...

Good luck with the Shred, its a killer!

Danielle said...

ooohh I'm looking forward to the workout updates :)

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Polish Hoarder said...

Oh I feel like I'm always in a creative rut! I hope your ideas come to you :) I'm going to tackle this challenge as a black and white design and then sprinkle some color in afterwards... :)

Megan Harmeyer said...

@ Shortmama - I've done it before and it IS a killer!! I just need to keep it up.

@ Danielle - Thanks! I need all the encouragement I can get.

@ PH - Seriously? I have drooled over *all* your submission entries! I'm going to give it another go tonight.

Jess Craig said...

mmmmmmmm in 'n out.... there isn't any on the east coast, but my west coast husband has introduced me to the heavenly bliss aka a double double on our many trips to california.

Brooke said...

I had the EXACT same blog background thing happen too, since I also use TCBOTB. I couldn't get the page to work, so I finally took the BIG step and just found a new background. got TCBOTB page working late last night and apparently all backgrounds are still their, you just need a new code. lol. I like my new background, though, and I'm loving yours!!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

I do like the new background...but you've been to my blog and know that I can't make up my mind so I understand the whole it's okay for now (pig) thing. That has to be from Judy Tenuta - ya? At least that's whose voice I heard in my head when I read it. :D

Good luck with the mental road block. I keep coming back whether you do a challenge or not. I just enjoy reading whatever you post and if I can get a new meal or two out of the deal....bonus!

Makeup Zombie said...

*wait for it...wait for it..* BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!! Ok, those pictures cracked me the eff up. Now I'll move on.

I am sorry you have a mental block. You know you'll be at work and suddenly come up with the perfect thing! And you'll have an OMGIHAVETOGETHOMERIGHTEFFINGNOW moment.

Jen said...

Ahh I want me some In-N-Out now!

I'm still thinking up what to do for the challenge too. Hope something comes to you 'cause your last one was awesome :D And what's your BFF's blog? It'd be cool to see the workouts from both your perspectives :)

Megan Harmeyer said...

@ Jess - I have such a craving for the fries, but nobody here is even close! :(

@ LW - The pig comment is a line from Babe. I used to use it on my students once upon a time. And thank you for the compliment - that made my day!

@ MZ - If you weren't my BFF, I'd find my way to your house and do something (not nice) to you. LOL The hubs helped me with the inspiration. I *knew* he had to be good for something.

@ Jen - I finally got one done, but I don't love it. The BFF's blog is I should've linked to it, but I forgot (I'll fix it in a sec).

ABOP said...

Just fyi - the link to your BFF's blog is a little wrong - it has your blog's URL in the first part.

Megan Harmeyer said...

@ ABOP - OF COURSE the 1 time I don't check it before I post it! Changed it. Thanks for letting me know.