Monday, October 21, 2013

My "Not So" Ordinary Country Life Weekend

A friend of mine invited a group of us girls to her house at the beach for the weekend!!

Let's just start with the house.


the kitchen....

the living room...

my room...

I mean....just look at the ceilings...

my bath tub...


I laughed every time I typed "My Ordinary Country Life" on these photos....

So Not So Ordinary...

Oh and if you get tired walking up the stairs...

just take a seat on the window seat...

one of the favorite spots was the swinging bed on the back porch!

I was in heaven....:)

This place is indescribable....

not just the house but the entire place.

These homes are in a neighborhood or village or I'm not sure how to describe it...

private community that is on the beach.

There are cobblestone streets, bike paths, pools, tennis courts, a cute post office, little markets,

precious shops, 

I mean they raise "superheros" here....

(and do you see his mom.....ALL the people looked this way....I was the ONLY fat person there.)

(we will get into that later)

No lie!

All of these streets and shops etc. overlooked the ocean.

Do you know what you did not see?

No gas Dollar highway...nothing commercial.

Did I mention that everything overlooked the ocean?

I really felt like I was in "The Truman Show".

And do you know why?

Because it was filmed there!!

That's the "Truman house".

Everything was so private. 

You rode bikes everywhere. you see the cut off blue jean shorts....





We will talk about this later.

A bridge, over one of the many lakes, that had glass blown cat tails with lights in them.

Then you travel to the next neighborhood/ private community town and this is what you see..

 shops and restaurants and right around that corner.........

the ocean!!!

No traffic.....

my mind can't process it.

We go to a place called "La Crema".....what is this place you say?

Oh....only a place that serves chocolate fondue!


A few of our friends were arriving later....

three girls that I have never met were coming.

Now.......only big girls will understand this but...

all of my friends are small, stylish and fabulous!!

And if you have noticed in my photos that the sun didn't shine very much.

That would be my fault.

I prayed for a snow storm......a no bathing suit kind of day.

And is it wrong that I prayed that at least one of the new girls would weigh more than me?

It didn't happen....:(

We will talk about this later.

We walked around the shops some more and I was the only one that was really interested in this...

I didn't buy it of course...... and  they all eat healthy ...

we'll talk about that later.

So we get ready later and go out to eat at a restaurant called The Red Bar...that's why we are all red.

Let me just say the food the entire weekend was delicious!!!

And I forgot to tell y'all that when the late comers arrived at the house they were all laughing

when they got out of the vehicle. (imagine that)

Apparently Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake have a skit where they only talk in #hashtags.

So of course......the entire weekend.....

we said #hashtag before saying anything.

If I was across the room I could hear #hashtag this and #hashtag that and know exactly where

my group (and so could everyone else) (#haters)


#hashtag Us

We watched football all day Saturday.

And I must say Alabama and Auburn represented well!

It's a good thing because we were a house divided.....and I actually for once cheered for Auburn.

Great game!

And let's just talk about a house full of women only and we were watching!

And then of course we went out to eat...(I'm sure I gained 20 pounds)

We went out to a nice restaurant for our last night out.

But we just couldn't stop #hashtag talking and laughing.

And to top it off our waiter picked up on it and he knew the skit we were talking about and he joined in.

It was all fun until a combover Donald Trump looking man sitting at the next table complained to the manager.

So we left the poor waiter a very big tip and as we were leaving we asked to see the manager

and he....... 

before we could say anything........said.....#hashtag!!!!!!  LOL!

The waiter wasn't in trouble at all!

Later on that night we were walking past an outdoor area and we heard #hashtag and we

turned around and it was our waiter....hahaha!

So we had a great time!

Then we go back to the house and get comfortable and rehash (tag) lol...the entire night.

I wanted to get a group photo but at this point it was like herding cats.

got it!

And then....the next morning.....oh no......time to go home.

No makeup.....aren't my friends beautiful?!

One last meal as we head out of town...

My poor stomach is in for a rude awakening when we get home...

it will say "what is this peanut butter sandwich about?"

Well as you can see I have wonderful friends!

And we had a fabulous time!!

But on the way home I was having a serious discussion with myself.

I hit ALL the check marks.......

I was the biggest....

I was the oldest.....

I was least stylish.....

I was the only one with short hair....

Oh......I friends love me.....they are awesome.....and I do have great self esteem but

tell me....really......

what woman wants to hit ALL of the check marks?!

My friends just "throw on something".......

fat girls don't just "throw on something"....

we have to shop ten weekends before hand, hit 6 malls, 4 "specialty" stores, try on hundreds of outfits

buy spanks, no sleeveless, can't be too loose or it looks like a tent, but it can't be too clingy or it

shows all the rolls and does this come in black?....and still

pray for a snow storm.

So I'm going over all of this in my head coming home and I'm trying to hit "rock bottom"

so I will get mad and do something about it but I still

have that happy glow from having such a good time and I glance in

the rear view mirror and there it was.......

rock bottom.....

a hair sticking out from my chin......that I'm sure was there all weekend....

#nailed it

#rock bottom

#mission accomplished

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's All About Balance...

I'm back!!!!!....:)))))

How long was I gone?......

a year...

maybe two years.....

TWO WEEKS!!!???? seems like I haven't talked to y'all in like forever!!!!

But it didn't take me long to learn a few things....

It's all about discipline!

1.  Don't check the blog or facebook before I do my daily Bible reading.

2.  Don't check it a hundred times a day.

3.  Don't judge when I do look at it.

4.  Don't post when I'm hormonal.


I can do that!

Now.....let's get caught up.

I can't wait to see what y'all have been up to.

Now...where do I start?

Well I was kind of bored so I considered writing Laffy Taffy a letter asking them why, in their halloween

bag of candy, do they only put a few banana ones?

Don't they know that it is everyone's favorite?

And none of us can afford to buy another $8.00 bag of candy to get a few more yellow ones.

I was bored.....I told you.

And to have been missing out on these deep thinking posts...:)

And......I am trying to break up with my friend Justin I will throw out more junk 

around the house.

But he is so good looking when you are thinking about tossing him in the dumpster.

And..... when I was listening to the news and they were talking about

economic collapse and that we may be struggling just to live....

is it wrong that I was ticked off because no one will be happy that I finally

got a new sofa and painted my living room?

Mass hysteria!! for your lives!!!

And...did you know that when you are looking for a sports bra and you

get past the double D section that there is a sign that says......


Do you really think you should play sports or run?

Okay...I think we may be caught up....this was so much fun.

I didn't realize how much I would miss writing and posting.

I think I would consider it an enjoyable hobby just like other things.

With the added benefit of connecting with friends

So as long as I can keep balance in my life I will enjoy every moment

of my facebook time and my blog time.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Taking Time

I copied this from my facebook...

So...........y'all know I love Facebook and my blog. I absolutely love keeping up with everyone and seeing everyone's photos....especially the babies...:))))) lately I know that I have been spending too much time on it and my blog. It has become an idol for me.....and I must do something about it. So I'm going to get off the internet for a may be a week or a month...who knows. I know I could just discipline myself better but I really feel like I need to spend a little more time with prayer or just in silence. I know I could use more husband could use more children could use more prayers and I will be praying for all of you. It really seems that this country and all of us need prayers especially now. I know some of you have done this before and I see why. It's not a Facebook's a Lisa problem. So Happy Birthday to all of my October friends!! I will miss you all very much but I am in the phone book and if anyone needs or wants to me... I WILL be back!

So my fellow bloggers......I will miss you for a while but you will be in my heart and my prayers.


I WILL be back!!

#Hashtag Friday

#goodmorning    #sunshine   #happykitty

#Lucyatnight   #sleepsonporch   #refusestogoincoop   #psychobird

#fatandfiftydiet     #IblameLittleDebby   #don'tjudgeme

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Coopville Diaries - episode 9

Welcome back to another episode of....

Coopville Diaries!!!  (dumdumdum)

It seems that fall is finally here and the chickens couldn't be happier.

Rod rounded them up for a nice fall stroll.

"Girls I think we have hit the jackpot!"

"Our owner is so lazy that she doesn't rake these leaves and I'm sure there

are all kinds of bugs in here."

"Hey Chloe....look at this vine!"

"It is eaten up with bugs........bug buffet...heehee!!"

"I wonder what is around this tree?"

Rod says "hmmm.....look at that spider web....I bet she tries to tell us that she is decorating

for Halloween.  She must think we are stupid....we know she just hasn't cleaned."

Rod says to me..."Hey lazy bones!! with the camera."

"Do you want to hear an Autumn joke?"

Sure...I say.

Rod:   "okay.........put that camera down and leaf us alone!"

"bokbokbokbokbokbok......get it?...leaf?....

.I am not only handsome...I am hilarious too!"


"and quit fall-owing us"


Well folks...I guess that concludes this episode of