Sunday, December 30, 2007

Extra Extra Man Caught Ironing!




WARNING!!!! This blog entry was not edited by Lisa Harland. There may be misspellings and grammar errors ahead. Please detour from this post if this scares you. OK with that said here are some great shots of my dad ironing. Isn't he cute! He is a great father and awesome husband. Now my mom usually does the ironing but for some strange reason last night my dad ironed his own Sunday shirt. Lets just say he did a pretty good job. He is the whole package. He does yard work, mops the kitchen floor, cleans bathrooms, and now irons his own shirt. Sorry women he is taken :-). Ok so I have some more fun photos to share with you guys. The next photos are of my parents on their beach trip and of me in my new pink outfit! Enjoy!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Perfect Dress?




Well, it is about time for New Year's Eve. Time to gather with friends and loved ones and celebrate the new year. This New Year's Eve I actually have a boyfriend to enjoy it with. I am extremely excited about this fact. We are going downtown Charlotte to the Avett Brothers homecoming concert. If you have not heard about this band you need to educate yourself and check out their music. You will not be disappointed with what you hear. I will be honest I had heard about The Avett Brothers before from my sister Susan, but really didn't care to look further into the band. But when I met Reiggin he was a big fan. So I got him to burn a CD and thought what the hell I will give them a listen. I am glad I did because now I am a big fan of the band. Also I am filled with excitement at the thought of seeing them live.

So Reiggin got tickets for the two of us to attend their homecoming concert at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center . Attached to this lovely night was a agreement I made with Reiggin. I agreed that I would wear a dress. Now this may not sound like much if you don't know me. But for those of you that know me, you know that I only wear dresses to Sandy Plains Baptist Church and weddings.

So I decided that I wanted to find a dress that would really wow Reiggin. So I started looking online at Old Navy. There I discovered that Old Navy has a great Plus Size Section to their website. This is pure paradise for me to search though. But I knew that I couldn't get the dress in time for the big night. Also call me crazy but I feel funny buying clothes online. Clothes are just something I like to try on and look in a mirror before buying. So my search had to continue on. I looked at the Old Navy in town and came up empty. Then I went to the local mall and looked around and came up with zero. So I went to work with a long face. I even called my best friend Lisa to complain and for her to make me feel better. And as usual Lisa had some great advice she told me to go check out Cato's and Dress Barn. So the next day I drove over to Cato's and boy was I surprised to see multiple options. I could have danced around the store with joy. So I was finally happy I had found my perfect dress.

Now that I had the dress, I had to have the perfect accessories. Being the crafty person that I am I decided I would make my own accessories. So I rushed over to Michael's which is like releasing a kid in a candy store. I had two gift cards in hand and I was on a mission. I made a bee line to the bead section like always and found the perfect black, white, and gray beads for my dream necklace. So now I had the supplies and just needed the energy to start the project. That would come in time. I mean I only have two days before the big night.

With all this excitement I almost forgot to tell you about some more exciting n ews. First, me and Reiggin got to go to the Jeff Dunham show. If you have never heard of Jeff Dunham shame on you. But seriously, Reiggin introduced me to Jeff Dunham. And ever since then I have been laughing up a storm. Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist. He has a group of puppets in his act. There is Walter the grumpy old man. Peanut the cute purple creature. Jose Jalapeno the jalapeno on a stick. Then Bubba J the lovable redneck. Melvin the super hero. Last but not least Achmed the Terrorist. This show was the best comedy show ever. I laughed so hard I thought I was going to pee in my pants. So I highly suggest you go check out Jeff Dunham. You will not be sorry!


Man this is one long blog post. I think I am going to call it quits. But before I leave you. One last thing. Saturday night me and my dad enjoyed a good old John Wayne movie called True Grit. It was great. One it was just nice to sit down and watch a movie with my dad. Don't get to do that much with all the running around I do. But I always enjoy watching old movies with my dad and of course love the old musicals. So I leave you with this gem of a movie. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

All Wrapped Up!


OK, I am waving the white flag! I have surrendered and agreed to allow my best friend, Lisa, to edit my blog entries from now on. I just couldn't take any more complaints about my spelling and grammar. So hopefully from now on my blog is going to be an easy read. OK with that out of the way lets talk about the fun stuff!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I know my Christmas was a blast. I stayed up the night before wrapping gifts and making a necklace for my mom to use to clip to her school badge. So waking up at 9:00am was not enjoyable. I did get to come down to the usual Ford Family Christmas breakfast; scrambled eggs, toast, grits, and bacon. So my stomach was thanking me for crawling out of bed so early. I must say, I got great gifts from all my family members and relatives. But the thing I enjoyed most was listening to all the stories my relatives were telling. Especially my Uncle Billy. I think everyone has a Uncle Billy in the family. The wild one or the one that steals the conversation. But my Uncle Billy is great. This man has lived a crazy life. He was a Vietnam vet. He loves to play cards. The stories he tells of course may be a little stretched, but for the most part are true. Sometimes I wish I could have a life with that many stories to tell. He has really lived and been everywhere and known everyone. I wish someone could do a book on this man. But it is always enjoyable when he comes over and starts telling tales of the past from working in the coal mines in Kentucky or playing cards in Vegas. Everyone is on the edge of their seats listening and laughing.

Also just hearing tales of my mom, aunt, father, uncle, and brother-n-law was cracking me up. Just remembering all the games we played as a kid like Mother May I and Red Light Green Light just made me smile. Also it is kind of sad to think kids now a days don't do any of those fun things outside. They are to busy inside with their Wii or XBox. Now not to say I don't enjoy some good Wii or Xbox time but I wouldn't trade those memories of playing outdoors with my sisters and kids from the neighborhood for anything. Those are the tales I will be telling my kids one day.

Just remembering how much trouble or adventures me and my sisters got in to was a blast. Also listening to Joe, my brother-in-law, talk about the stuff his older siblings did to him brought back memories of what my sister Susan would do to me. The one moment that will always stick in my head is the vacuum incident. It was a lovely Sunday night and I was watching TV in the play room and Susan was busy vacuuming the room. It was loud so I just kept turning up the television so I could hear it better. Well quickly I realized this was annoying my sister very badly. So I just started to turn it up just to make her mad. This was a bad idea. She took that vacuum and with it running stuck it right on top of my head. Left a bald spot on my head for awhile. And let it be known my sister never got in trouble for this incident! Good Times!

But I must say the whole day was a great day. I had good food, great conversation, and made memories to last!


P.S. the photos are of my Christmas Tree, ceramic Christmas Tree from childhood that we just rediscovered, my oldest sister Lisa and her husband Mike, the whole gang, and my awesome aunt and uncle!

Merry Christmas!



Just stopping in to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope everyone gets to enjoy their family and friends today. Here is a beautiful picture of the lake in McAdenville, North Carolina aka Christmas Town USA! My family's tradition every Christmas Eve is to drive though McAdenville and look at all the beautiful Christmas Lights. This year it was extra special since my sister Susan got to come along. She has been living in Pittsburgh for about 2 years now. It is so nice to have her back home for the holidays. So I will wrap this up now and again wish everyone a Merry Christmas! OK one more picture for the road! You can see more great photos of McAdenville at their official website http://www.mcadenville-christmastown.com/ . Enjoy!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Tonic Sol-Fa

OK another short entry, but it is a must read! Today when I woke up and came down the stairs. My dad rushed me into the living room to listen to a show. He had recorded this concert the night before! This band was 4 guys and they song with no music. They are called
Tonic Sol-Fa. These guys sound so good I was blown away. You have to go check out their website. You will be running to buy a CD. I can easily say their music is 10 times better then anything on the radio today. Go check them out!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Chick Hat :-)




Ok so this is going to be a super short post! Here are some pictures of me and my new chick hat. Enjoy! When I said short I mean short :-)


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Long Time!

Ok so I know it has been way to long since I have made a blog entry. I really have just not been in the mood to write. I have been quite busy with working as a hostess at longhorn steakhouse and still doing the graphic design thing at The Gaston Gazette and bowling on top of that. And my boyfriend Reiggin kind of likes seeing me every now and again too. It has just been crazy. And still in the back of my mind I am thinking of the tough times my good friend Katie Apple is going though watching and waiting for her young son Jake to pass away. And I think to myself I really have nothing in my life to be complaining about. I have great friends, family, and boyfriend I am truely blessed. But lately I have not been doing to hot in bowling so that is why there has not been to many bowling scores posted. I have been staying in the 100's but nothing to really brag about. I just can't seem to get my hand not to curve at the last minute. It is driving me nutts!

Ok enough of that. So is everyone ready for Christmas? I know I am not. Well I am ready to see my sister Susan and brother n law joe but buying the gifts I am not done with that yet. And sadly I will not be able to buy the gifts til Saturday after my shift at longhorn. So I will be out in the shops with all the other crazy last minute shoppers. Oh Well! Talking about christmas my family's tradition is to always go see the Mcadenville Christmas lights every year. As cheesy as they are I love every year driving though with my mom and dad. Sadly this year I think I may have to work the night shift at the gazette monday night I am not thrilled about this. But life goes on. So what kind of family traditions do you have for christmas?

Another random thought of mine. Is that I have become very crazy about my etsy chat rooms. Especially the trading room I have made about 20 something sells. One is a sell and the rest is trades. I am just a trading whore what can I say. But I have gotten so great items. So if you dont know about ETSY shame on you! You have to check it out www.etsy.com. And while you are there check out my shop www.uncckitkat.etsy.com. I have great jewelry and paintings :-).

Ok well guess I need to be getting back to my car ads now. But to end this entry I want to state to all you that read my blog it has come to my attention that my bad spelling, grammar, and run on sentences are some what annoying. Oh I thought about getting my friend Lisa to be my editor, but then I thought WHY! It is my blog and I think I am going to write it they way I want to. So just a warning my blog will never have great spelling, grammar, or sentence structure. Sorry Scott I hope you can handle this. And Lisa I love you and I think you will still come read my blog. So I do realize that my blog is mainly just the run on thoughts in my hand and have no structure or grammar what so ever. But I love it!

So MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I hope everyone has a great time and that Santa is good to you all!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Please Pass The Drugs!!!


This Blog Post is dedicated to my best friend Lisa!!!!!



Ok so lisa will probably hate me or laugh at me for dedicating this blog entry to her, but she has been bugging me to keep up with this blog so this one is for her. Here goes nothing. I must say to all my female friends on and off the web we truely deserve badges of honor sometimes for making it though a week of a period. I finally got my period today which it couldnt come at a better and a worse time. Today was the first day of my job as a hostess at Longhorn Steakhouse. I was a little nervous but not to bad since I have worked at this restaurant before. So I knew pretty much everyone that was working. So I was just like lovely

I get to start my first day with my period. But the first day went well overall. I really remembered what working hard was. I have been a graphic designer sitting at my desk only getting up to get proofs and talk to sales reps for almost 2 years now. So 2 years away from the restaurant job of running your butt all over a restaurant cleaning tables and sitting people. It was a little crazy but nice. I will let you know if I can still feel my legs at the end of the week. I am a little worried about how I will handle working the days at longhorn and nights at the newspaper. And on top of that bowling on tuesdays and sundays and still making time for my boyfriend :-). Yeah to say the least I am busy and maybe have to much on my plate.


BUT I AM A FORD AND I am always right!!! Ok had to laugh but truely I believe one of my biggest faults is I am extrememly stubborn and with my period I have been very moody lately and emotional. Which one I am always stubborn but I am never emotional like I have been in the past couple of days. It is driving me nutts. I was raised to be a tough girl never cry basically my dad raised me and my sisters like boys. I love it!!! But I guess lately with all the stress and worries in my life lately I have just broken down and gotten extremely emotional. It could just be my period but I believe I have bitten off my boyfriends head on the phone and on the web more than once. I know that part of it is that I am stubborn and dont want to admit that I may be wrong or that I may have gotten in over my head. Yeah you did notice I typed MAY. See even in type I cant admit I am wrong lol. Ok that is something I need to work on.


But it's true ladies we all tend to get a little crazy during this time of the month and the guys we love have to put up with us. And lets just say I have been some what of a bitch these couple of days and not very fun to talk to at times. But I am better after laughing and talking with my sister susan and best friend Lisa. They are always able to calm me down and get me laughing again. Or maybe I just tend to treat Lisa like my therapist. I sit on the phone and tell her all my troubles and worries and my frustarations and she listens and then laughs at me because she has already told me before what to do to solve my problem but like always I dont listen to her until I am hitting a wall. SO LISA I WILL SAY NOW THAT YOU ARE USUALLY 99% RIGHT WITH YOUR ADVICE!!!! What can I say without my friends I would go nutts.


So for all you girls out there WE ROCK!!! And for all you guys that love us and put up with our crazyness WE LOVE YOU FOR THAT!!!!


And I must say that I know I will make it though this crazy time with the help of my family, friends, boyfriend, and of course the many hours I spend in the etsy chat room with all the wonderful people of the art community. Ok so back to work I go and I promise that tommorow's blog will be a nice simple blog on my bowling scores.


SO LISA YOU CAN GET OFF THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT BECAUSE HERE IS A NEW BLOG ENTRY!!! HOPE YOU LIKED IT!


And maybe I won't make you wait so long for the next entry!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Got Me A New Baby!




Hey Everyone!!! I hope your week is going well. Mine has been a little crazy but good. Yesterday I got a big dose of patience. Yes I will tell you all that when you go to a car dealership it's best not to bring a Ford. We are not known for our patience. Lets just say Me and my Dad were there for 4 hours. But I did come out with a beautiful 2008 Mazda 3. I learned some lessons in reading fine print and also learned to be patient. I may still be learning how to be patient since I am not the best on the phone lately and have been just some what grumpy with my boyfriend. Sorry :-). But I know you all want to see some pictures so here we go. Ok so I went a little camera happy but I want you all to see all the angles. Also there is a story behind that lovely pink Mazda hat. It was free from the salesman, he thought it would look real cute on me and be a great way to advertise. :-) well it's not quite me so if anyone would love a pink Mazda hat please let me know and I will send it to you. Ok so I am excited about my new car, but like everything there is always strings attached.

Today has just been a roller coaster of a day. I woke up to find out that I had to go to the insurance place with my dad to sign some papers. So much fun let me tell you. So when we get there we find out that because I went from a 05 mazda 3 to a 08 mazda 3 my plan will go up $100 dollars. Yeah about that time is when I was about to jump over the desk and struggle the poor woman that was helping us. I truely hate insurance companies! But what are you going to do you have to be insured. So that is the first nice surprise for me. So basically with the extra money I need for these bills I have decided to take on a part time job at the good old Longhorn Steakhouse as a hostess. I will know for sure friday if I have the job or not. In some ways I am excited about working at Longhorn again. The people are great and it is a stress free environment. And let me just tell you all I need some stress free places. Lately my life has been filled with stress and I have been taking it out all everyone I love. Sorry to you all!!! But I have decided that things are going to change. I am a FORD and my dad did not raise a weak girl! So I know I can pull though this rough time and that with the support of my family, friends, and my wonderful boyfriend I am going to be OK. Ok enough about stress, money, and jobs.

I watched Gossip Girl today, WARNING IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE EPISODE PLEASE DONT READ FURTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok with that said this week's episode was the best ever. The characters had a eye opening episode of realizing who they loved, how family members can be crazy, and what kind of person they are becoming. Well let's just say that this episode made me realize that one I have a wonderful boyfriend. I could not ask for a stronger better man. He is always there for me and is always making me laugh. I have to thank God every day for the time I spend with my boyfriend. Ok I know enough enough enough. But its true I have a great boyfriend. I have a family that rocks!!! And friends that will never let me down and that will always be there to pick me up if I fall. With that said I have to send out a prayer request for my good friend Katie Apple! Unfortunately life has not been kind to her and her family lately. This week they have had to make a tough decision and call in Hospice for her young son that is failing in health. Jake has been sick for a long time. It is never easy for anyone or any parent to have to watch their kid suffer and to see them pass away. So I just ask that everyone pray for Katie to be strong and for the rest of her kids handle this change the best way possible.

Ok thank you all for reading this long post and THANK YOU AGAIN FOR being my friends!

MUCH LOVE
KATHY

Monday, December 3, 2007

Orange Squirrel?


Hey Everyone! I hope everyone's Monday is going well. I know mine is since I decided to take the day off from work. I thought what better day to take off but the day that the last episode of Heroes comes on, October Road the best chick tv show ever comes on, and really do I need a reason to not want to go into work. Well I have been having fun today. I played around on etsy no big surprise and I also got to catch up on my favorite tv show Gossip Girl. I definetly think that show is one that I can't live without. But this episode made me think about the holidays and family. We all have our funny family traditions or those family members that are one of a kind. Well my family rocks we have a little bit of everything. Here is a photo from thanksgiving of me and my family and extended family. Sorry Dork aka Susan now you really can't act like we are not related. But I most say I love the holidays it's the one time we all get together. And you may be wondering what is going on in this photo with me and my older sister laughing so hard. Well my aunt taking the picture just accidently tore down the curtains in the process of taking the picture. Oh I love my funny! But talking about the holidays, Christmas is on its way. Or maybe it is already here. I always think about the lights coming on in McAdenville aka Christmas Town USA and the Orange Squirrel. Yes like all family's we have our own Christmas traditions. One of those is that the Christmas tree is not finished until one Susan's ugly mug is at the top of the tree as our angel. And second the Orange Squirrel is placed on the tree. I don't really know where the orange squirrel came from but it always makes me laugh seeing it. And any Ford Christmas tree is not perfect until it has a orange Squirrel! Our Christmas tree is awesome anyway because our ornaments are all things me and my sisters made, things my mom painted when she was pregnant with us, and gifts. So our tree is definetly one of a kind lol. I would love to hear what crazy kind of Christmas traditions you guys and your family have. At least I will know my family is not the only crazy funny ones out there. Well can't wait to hear your stories and I can truely say I am blessed with great friends and family!

Much Love!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

What a Day!

Hey Everyone! Sorry for it being so long since I have wrote a blog. I have been filling my day with time on etsy. It's like a drug for me I think. I wake up and the first thing I want to do is go check my Etsy Shop. Or go into the chat rooms and start talking to people on etsy. I think I need a patch made to wing myself off Etsy lol. Ok well that is my excuse a lame one but it's a excuse. So other than bowling, working, and making my jewelry I have not been to happy. My job at the moment is making my life a living hell. And I am sure my family and friends and boyfriend are sick and tired of hearing me complain about work. The first thing I do when I get home or get on the phone is start talking about the latest episode at work and what the Company A I will call it is doing to all the employees. It is definetly time to get my portfolio together and website rolling and start looking for a graphic design job that makes me happy. Tonight was the last straw. I was 40min away from Company A with my boyfriend when my lovely boss called and told me that she was just leaving the Company A and that she needed me to drive 40min keep in mind to fix a problem with a ad. Now that right there made me mad knowing that my boss was 5min from Company A and wouldn't fix the problem for me. Instead I drove 40min. and fixed a ad that the customer had not gotten the correction to us by the deadline we stated in the email. But I know customer is always right. Luckily the customer was kind and sweet when I had to talk with him on the cellphone that night. But this is just one time in a long line of times that us graphic artist have had to cover or do my bosses job because she is to lazy or forgetful to do it herself. Ok that is all I will complain.

On to a better subject I watched a great movie this week called Carolina Moon I believe it is based off of a Nora Roberts book. I would recommend anybody to watch this movie it was truly amazing. I am excited also because I just picked up my brother n laws movie Land of Confusion today. So soon I will write and let you know what I think about the movie. Also there is a long list of movies out right now or coming out soon that I am dying to see. First is the Steven King movie The Mist. That just looks so creepy and so good. And then there is the chick flick Enchantment (sorry cant spell) this movie looks so cute. I think I will be begging for my boyfriend to take me to see this movie. Another movie that I may have to beg my boyfriend to see is PS I love you ( i think that is the name or close) but this movie gave me chills just watching the previews. It is going to be a good crying movie lol.

Other than movies, I watched the YouTube Republican debate this week. Strangely I have really been trying to stay informed this year on the candidates and all. So I really enjoyed hearing what these guys had to say about immigration and other hot topics. It did help me decide that right now I like Mike Hukabee ( again my spelling is in need of help). He really stood out at me after the debates. I also learned that I am very stubborn when it comes to my opinions. Yes I know I will give you guys sometime to recover from laughing. My friends know that I am quite stubborn and changing my mind sometimes is impossible. That may be a fault of mine that has come to light this week when me and my boyfriend got into a nice debate on hot topics. But it was nice to debate and hear another person's point of view and yes I did get heated and wanted to hang up the phone but I didn't. I guess that is a good sign of a relationship when you can show your opinions and viewpoints and maybe show your ass and agree to disagree and still Love each other the next day.

But yes this week has been a interesting week for sure and it's not done yet I still have bowling tommorow night so wish me luck and I will be a better blogger for all you maybe 3 people that read my blog :-).

Much Love
Til Next Time

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

What A Lovely Day!


Hey Everyone! Me Again. Well just to start off let me give you a update on my bowling scores for this week. On Sunday I bowled
1st game: 131
2nd game: 97
3rd game: 124

Now today tuesday I bowled
1st game: 127
2nd game: 130
and drum roll please
3rd game: 178 Oh Yeah!!!!
So overall I have had a pretty good bowling week if I most say so myself. Now my team on the Sunday Strikers league lost one bowler due to a hip replacement surgery, but we gained a new one this week Chris the retired Navy Seal. First of all this guy is huge his arms are the size of my head. He is a straight shooter and throws the ball like a rocket down the lanes. So he is a great addition to our team. And on Sunday as me and Chris were just chatting making conversation he told me about his 3 daughters. As we are talking a group of teenagers come walking into the bowling alley and one of the kids no older than 17 has a baby. We continue to talk about how kids are having babys younger and younger these days. I agreed kids are raising kids its scary. Chris goes on to tell me that he had his daughters on birth control since they were 12 years old. Ok I know some of you are probably grasping for air at that comment. But it made me think. There is all this debate on birth control and if schools should be allowed to have more in depth sex education or if school nurses should be able to hand out birth control and condoms to kids? All very interesting debates in my mind. But I think I believe it is not a bad idea to have girls on birth control as soon as possible. Now I do believe you should teach them good solid morals growing up and pray that they stick when they get older. Because in my mind everyone should wait on sex until either they are married or they are old enough to handle the emotions and change that sex brings and know in their heart that they are truly in love with the opposite sex. OK I am off my soap box now.

To End this all I just want to add that I watched a great movie this week License to Wed with Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, and John Krasinski. Now I want to mention that I really had no desire to watch this movie at first, but my friend Lisa talked me into it. And like always Lisa was right this movie made me laugh, cry, and dance. What more could you ask for from a movie. So I would recommend this movie to all my girls out there! OK everyone go and have a great week and I will catch you all another day!

P.S.
I have added some new items in my etsy store so please check them out
uncckitkat.etsy.com

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Little Behind!

Hey so I have been a little lazy these past couple of days and have not written one single blog. So bear with me this post is going to maybe be a long one. First of all I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was great and you all got full of yummy food and nice company. I know my day was amazing. I got to go have lunch with my boyfriend's family. I met his second brother for the first time very sweet. The food was amazing and to top it off me and my boyfriend took a 4 wheeler ride around his family's whole property. It was just beautiful wide open land. Trees are changing colors now and the day was just calm and gracious. After that I rushed back to my house to have dinner with my family and this was the first time I got to introduce a boyfriend to my whole family. I was a little afraid of how my sisters would treat him but everything went well. Everyone thought he was a very sweet fine young man. :-).

Then on Saturday, I got to go bowling with my Dad, sister Susan, and brother in law Joe. It was a blast! I had not gotten to bowl with my family in such a long time. Susan actually took the high score and scored a 190. Just amazing! But overall I won 2 and my dad won 2. I rushed home and took a hot shower to get the smell of smoke off me and headed up to see my boyfriend. It was nice just to crash and hang out with him. Overall the whole day was amazing bowling and just a full day of new experiences. I couldn't have asked for a better Saturday.

Last, I must say that my brother in law Joe is the best. He is a very talented musician and he had the chance to work on a movie called Land of Confusion. He did all the music for the movie and I believe helped out with the engineering part. So I have been super excited to see the finished movie and Joe had promised to bring it with him when him and Susan came down for Thanksgiving. Well they got 45min down the road and realized he forgot it. I was a little sad to hear this but then Joe being his cool self got his friend to mail it down to us. How great is Joe!!!
Well if you want to see more about this film go to

http://zerechakfilms.com/

and check it out. I believe it is going to be a great movie. So cross your fingers and pray that it gets into some of the film festivals and does well. Also if you want to see more of what my great brother n law Joe does check out his site at

http://www.soundslikejoe.com/

Ok til next time
Much Love to All of You!!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007















HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

Hey Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving, I hope that everyone is relaxed and excited about all their family getting together. I know I am filling up with excitement. I will be rushing off here in a second to have thanksgiving lunch for the first time with my boyfriend's family :-) and then rushing back home to have dinner with my family. And I get to show off my boyfriend to my family and most importantly to my sisters. Wish me luck! Thinking about what I am most thankful for this year and I think I am most thankful for my family and friends and my great boyfriend for keeping me sane and happy. Sometimes that is a tough job, especially with my crazy all the time talking about work and other off the wall topics. I can be a handful but my family and loved ones always stay by my side so I would just like to say A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!!! Well keeping this post some what short since i got to run off and drive up the highway. But hope everyone fills up on great food and great company. I will see you all tommorow!!! Oh one more thing, Just a teaser my next post is going to be on my Amazing Brother N Law Joe who ROCKS!!!!!! Til next time Much Love!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hell Has Frozen Over!


Well what do you know hell has frozen over, I cleaned my upstairs rooms and bathroom. If I didn't I think my mom and dad would have killed me. But I have to be honest it is nice to have my upstairs all clean and organized. I even made a point to some what organize my craft area. I want to get more serious about making my bracelets, necklaces, and earrings and a clean area will make it so much easier. So I was thinking about the Thanksgiving Day that lays ahead of me. I will be honest I am a little nervous about going to my boyfriends house and introducing him to my whole family. I absolutely love his parents and brother they are so nice. I can't wait to meet his older brother also for the first time. As for my family I am just worried that my sisters and one of my brother in laws will eat him alive. OK, so maybe i am over reacting. I know that everyone will love him because he is a great guy, I mean he is smart enough to be dating me lol. That just made me laugh, But truely I am just excited to have someone great to bring to my family's holiday dinner. So to everyone out there I hope your Thanksgiving Day goes great and don't worry about if your house is clean enough or your food perfect enough just remember the real reason of the day being thankful for all the loved ones in your life and enjoying each other's company. Til Next Time, Much LOVE!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Great Group Shot!

Ok so I took this picture from my friend Lisa's Blog but I just love it. It is a group shot of all of us at the Renn. Festival this past Saturday November 17th. It was a blast we saw so many funny events and belly dancers, fire eaters, and of course we entertained each other by acting stupid. It was a all around great time. The Renn. Festival is a must see and is going on my to-do list for next year.

Women's Social Bowling League


Hey Everyone!
I hope everything is going well and that you all are ready for Thanksgiving. Well lets just say working til 1am and then getting up at 8:00am to go bowl is sometimes a tough thing to do. But it's a good thing I enjoy bowling. Ok I am going to just get to the point. My scores today for the Women's Social
Bowling league aka retirement central and housewives
welcome was:
1st game: 124
2nd game: 118
3rd game:140

So not to bad today. I must say I love all the women on my league they are just
a trip and keep me laughing. Ok well lets cross our fingers that I do well on my
Sunday Strikers League. Til Next Time Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2007

TalentDataBase.com


TalentDatabase.com

Hey Everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know about TalentDataBase.com one
of my favorite websites. It is truely amazing, and a great site to promote your artwork
or for those of you that are art lovers it is a great site to check out some new up and coming
talents. I actually have a profile on this site showing my paintings, design work, jewelry, and other odds and ends. So take some time and check it out you will not be sorry. That's a Promise!

Beautiful Monday


Hello Again!
Well it's a beautiful Monday and I actually managed to get up at a descent time 12:15pm. I rushed downstairs to get on the computer and check my etsy shop like always. No sells but its all good. I did make my first sale this past friday so I am super excited. I was all organized and planned to get it shipped out today. So I went online to double check the address and all. And then the designer in me decided to make a business card. So here it is, I love pink and lately really been digging polka dots. I feel I need to add graphic design or some sort of information about what I do on the card not sure?
But I finished up online and took a quick shower and got dressed and went to the post office. A litte nervous is a under statement I wasn't sure if I should get the bubble envelope at Walgreens ( the place where my boyfriend works) or the post office. I am lazy so I choice the post office so I would only have one stop to make. I enter the post office and there is a whole big wall of stuff and none of it I am really sure about. But I manage to find the bubble enevolope I needed and then I walk one way and then the other and realize I had to pay at the little old ladies counter that sells odds and ends in the post office its a little strange. But got it paid 20 cents :-). Then I not so quickly got my bracelets to slide into the package: note to self may be a good idea to get a bigger enevelope next time. I wrote the address down in my really bad hand writing and got in line to pay for postage. All went well. So now I am a pro laughing. But I am ready for more sales to come in my etsy shop www.uncckitkat.esty.com. Yes that was a shameless plug for my etsy shop. Now I am off to my lovely job at the Gaston Gazette Newspaper.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Big Hello!!

Hey Everyone! Well this is the first of many blog entries that I will be doing. I hope to keep my family and friends up to date with my daily life. This will involve my bowling scores, new craft items, my favorite movies, and of course random chatter. I will go ahead now and state that I do not promise to have good spelling or perfect grammar in this blog. So if this bugs you then go head and run for the hills . I will completely understand. Ok well love you all and can't wait to see what comes out of this blog.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Extra Extra Man Caught Ironing!

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WARNING!!!! This blog entry was not edited by Lisa Harland. There may be misspellings and grammar errors ahead. Please detour from this post if this scares you. OK with that said here are some great shots of my dad ironing. Isn't he cute! He is a great father and awesome husband. Now my mom usually does the ironing but for some strange reason last night my dad ironed his own Sunday shirt. Lets just say he did a pretty good job. He is the whole package. He does yard work, mops the kitchen floor, cleans bathrooms, and now irons his own shirt. Sorry women he is taken :-). Ok so I have some more fun photos to share with you guys. The next photos are of my parents on their beach trip and of me in my new pink outfit! Enjoy!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Perfect Dress?

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Well, it is about time for New Year's Eve. Time to gather with friends and loved ones and celebrate the new year. This New Year's Eve I actually have a boyfriend to enjoy it with. I am extremely excited about this fact. We are going downtown Charlotte to the Avett Brothers homecoming concert. If you have not heard about this band you need to educate yourself and check out their music. You will not be disappointed with what you hear. I will be honest I had heard about The Avett Brothers before from my sister Susan, but really didn't care to look further into the band. But when I met Reiggin he was a big fan. So I got him to burn a CD and thought what the hell I will give them a listen. I am glad I did because now I am a big fan of the band. Also I am filled with excitement at the thought of seeing them live.

So Reiggin got tickets for the two of us to attend their homecoming concert at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center . Attached to this lovely night was a agreement I made with Reiggin. I agreed that I would wear a dress. Now this may not sound like much if you don't know me. But for those of you that know me, you know that I only wear dresses to Sandy Plains Baptist Church and weddings.

So I decided that I wanted to find a dress that would really wow Reiggin. So I started looking online at Old Navy. There I discovered that Old Navy has a great Plus Size Section to their website. This is pure paradise for me to search though. But I knew that I couldn't get the dress in time for the big night. Also call me crazy but I feel funny buying clothes online. Clothes are just something I like to try on and look in a mirror before buying. So my search had to continue on. I looked at the Old Navy in town and came up empty. Then I went to the local mall and looked around and came up with zero. So I went to work with a long face. I even called my best friend Lisa to complain and for her to make me feel better. And as usual Lisa had some great advice she told me to go check out Cato's and Dress Barn. So the next day I drove over to Cato's and boy was I surprised to see multiple options. I could have danced around the store with joy. So I was finally happy I had found my perfect dress.

Now that I had the dress, I had to have the perfect accessories. Being the crafty person that I am I decided I would make my own accessories. So I rushed over to Michael's which is like releasing a kid in a candy store. I had two gift cards in hand and I was on a mission. I made a bee line to the bead section like always and found the perfect black, white, and gray beads for my dream necklace. So now I had the supplies and just needed the energy to start the project. That would come in time. I mean I only have two days before the big night.

With all this excitement I almost forgot to tell you about some more exciting n ews. First, me and Reiggin got to go to the Jeff Dunham show. If you have never heard of Jeff Dunham shame on you. But seriously, Reiggin introduced me to Jeff Dunham. And ever since then I have been laughing up a storm. Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist. He has a group of puppets in his act. There is Walter the grumpy old man. Peanut the cute purple creature. Jose Jalapeno the jalapeno on a stick. Then Bubba J the lovable redneck. Melvin the super hero. Last but not least Achmed the Terrorist. This show was the best comedy show ever. I laughed so hard I thought I was going to pee in my pants. So I highly suggest you go check out Jeff Dunham. You will not be sorry!


Man this is one long blog post. I think I am going to call it quits. But before I leave you. One last thing. Saturday night me and my dad enjoyed a good old John Wayne movie called True Grit. It was great. One it was just nice to sit down and watch a movie with my dad. Don't get to do that much with all the running around I do. But I always enjoy watching old movies with my dad and of course love the old musicals. So I leave you with this gem of a movie. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

All Wrapped Up!

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OK, I am waving the white flag! I have surrendered and agreed to allow my best friend, Lisa, to edit my blog entries from now on. I just couldn't take any more complaints about my spelling and grammar. So hopefully from now on my blog is going to be an easy read. OK with that out of the way lets talk about the fun stuff!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I know my Christmas was a blast. I stayed up the night before wrapping gifts and making a necklace for my mom to use to clip to her school badge. So waking up at 9:00am was not enjoyable. I did get to come down to the usual Ford Family Christmas breakfast; scrambled eggs, toast, grits, and bacon. So my stomach was thanking me for crawling out of bed so early. I must say, I got great gifts from all my family members and relatives. But the thing I enjoyed most was listening to all the stories my relatives were telling. Especially my Uncle Billy. I think everyone has a Uncle Billy in the family. The wild one or the one that steals the conversation. But my Uncle Billy is great. This man has lived a crazy life. He was a Vietnam vet. He loves to play cards. The stories he tells of course may be a little stretched, but for the most part are true. Sometimes I wish I could have a life with that many stories to tell. He has really lived and been everywhere and known everyone. I wish someone could do a book on this man. But it is always enjoyable when he comes over and starts telling tales of the past from working in the coal mines in Kentucky or playing cards in Vegas. Everyone is on the edge of their seats listening and laughing.

Also just hearing tales of my mom, aunt, father, uncle, and brother-n-law was cracking me up. Just remembering all the games we played as a kid like Mother May I and Red Light Green Light just made me smile. Also it is kind of sad to think kids now a days don't do any of those fun things outside. They are to busy inside with their Wii or XBox. Now not to say I don't enjoy some good Wii or Xbox time but I wouldn't trade those memories of playing outdoors with my sisters and kids from the neighborhood for anything. Those are the tales I will be telling my kids one day.

Just remembering how much trouble or adventures me and my sisters got in to was a blast. Also listening to Joe, my brother-in-law, talk about the stuff his older siblings did to him brought back memories of what my sister Susan would do to me. The one moment that will always stick in my head is the vacuum incident. It was a lovely Sunday night and I was watching TV in the play room and Susan was busy vacuuming the room. It was loud so I just kept turning up the television so I could hear it better. Well quickly I realized this was annoying my sister very badly. So I just started to turn it up just to make her mad. This was a bad idea. She took that vacuum and with it running stuck it right on top of my head. Left a bald spot on my head for awhile. And let it be known my sister never got in trouble for this incident! Good Times!

But I must say the whole day was a great day. I had good food, great conversation, and made memories to last!


P.S. the photos are of my Christmas Tree, ceramic Christmas Tree from childhood that we just rediscovered, my oldest sister Lisa and her husband Mike, the whole gang, and my awesome aunt and uncle!

Merry Christmas!

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Just stopping in to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope everyone gets to enjoy their family and friends today. Here is a beautiful picture of the lake in McAdenville, North Carolina aka Christmas Town USA! My family's tradition every Christmas Eve is to drive though McAdenville and look at all the beautiful Christmas Lights. This year it was extra special since my sister Susan got to come along. She has been living in Pittsburgh for about 2 years now. It is so nice to have her back home for the holidays. So I will wrap this up now and again wish everyone a Merry Christmas! OK one more picture for the road! You can see more great photos of McAdenville at their official website http://www.mcadenville-christmastown.com/ . Enjoy!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Tonic Sol-Fa

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OK another short entry, but it is a must read! Today when I woke up and came down the stairs. My dad rushed me into the living room to listen to a show. He had recorded this concert the night before! This band was 4 guys and they song with no music. They are called
Tonic Sol-Fa. These guys sound so good I was blown away. You have to go check out their website. You will be running to buy a CD. I can easily say their music is 10 times better then anything on the radio today. Go check them out!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Chick Hat :-)

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Ok so this is going to be a super short post! Here are some pictures of me and my new chick hat. Enjoy! When I said short I mean short :-)


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Long Time!

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Ok so I know it has been way to long since I have made a blog entry. I really have just not been in the mood to write. I have been quite busy with working as a hostess at longhorn steakhouse and still doing the graphic design thing at The Gaston Gazette and bowling on top of that. And my boyfriend Reiggin kind of likes seeing me every now and again too. It has just been crazy. And still in the back of my mind I am thinking of the tough times my good friend Katie Apple is going though watching and waiting for her young son Jake to pass away. And I think to myself I really have nothing in my life to be complaining about. I have great friends, family, and boyfriend I am truely blessed. But lately I have not been doing to hot in bowling so that is why there has not been to many bowling scores posted. I have been staying in the 100's but nothing to really brag about. I just can't seem to get my hand not to curve at the last minute. It is driving me nutts!

Ok enough of that. So is everyone ready for Christmas? I know I am not. Well I am ready to see my sister Susan and brother n law joe but buying the gifts I am not done with that yet. And sadly I will not be able to buy the gifts til Saturday after my shift at longhorn. So I will be out in the shops with all the other crazy last minute shoppers. Oh Well! Talking about christmas my family's tradition is to always go see the Mcadenville Christmas lights every year. As cheesy as they are I love every year driving though with my mom and dad. Sadly this year I think I may have to work the night shift at the gazette monday night I am not thrilled about this. But life goes on. So what kind of family traditions do you have for christmas?

Another random thought of mine. Is that I have become very crazy about my etsy chat rooms. Especially the trading room I have made about 20 something sells. One is a sell and the rest is trades. I am just a trading whore what can I say. But I have gotten so great items. So if you dont know about ETSY shame on you! You have to check it out www.etsy.com. And while you are there check out my shop www.uncckitkat.etsy.com. I have great jewelry and paintings :-).

Ok well guess I need to be getting back to my car ads now. But to end this entry I want to state to all you that read my blog it has come to my attention that my bad spelling, grammar, and run on sentences are some what annoying. Oh I thought about getting my friend Lisa to be my editor, but then I thought WHY! It is my blog and I think I am going to write it they way I want to. So just a warning my blog will never have great spelling, grammar, or sentence structure. Sorry Scott I hope you can handle this. And Lisa I love you and I think you will still come read my blog. So I do realize that my blog is mainly just the run on thoughts in my hand and have no structure or grammar what so ever. But I love it!

So MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I hope everyone has a great time and that Santa is good to you all!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Please Pass The Drugs!!!

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This Blog Post is dedicated to my best friend Lisa!!!!!



Ok so lisa will probably hate me or laugh at me for dedicating this blog entry to her, but she has been bugging me to keep up with this blog so this one is for her. Here goes nothing. I must say to all my female friends on and off the web we truely deserve badges of honor sometimes for making it though a week of a period. I finally got my period today which it couldnt come at a better and a worse time. Today was the first day of my job as a hostess at Longhorn Steakhouse. I was a little nervous but not to bad since I have worked at this restaurant before. So I knew pretty much everyone that was working. So I was just like lovely

I get to start my first day with my period. But the first day went well overall. I really remembered what working hard was. I have been a graphic designer sitting at my desk only getting up to get proofs and talk to sales reps for almost 2 years now. So 2 years away from the restaurant job of running your butt all over a restaurant cleaning tables and sitting people. It was a little crazy but nice. I will let you know if I can still feel my legs at the end of the week. I am a little worried about how I will handle working the days at longhorn and nights at the newspaper. And on top of that bowling on tuesdays and sundays and still making time for my boyfriend :-). Yeah to say the least I am busy and maybe have to much on my plate.


BUT I AM A FORD AND I am always right!!! Ok had to laugh but truely I believe one of my biggest faults is I am extrememly stubborn and with my period I have been very moody lately and emotional. Which one I am always stubborn but I am never emotional like I have been in the past couple of days. It is driving me nutts. I was raised to be a tough girl never cry basically my dad raised me and my sisters like boys. I love it!!! But I guess lately with all the stress and worries in my life lately I have just broken down and gotten extremely emotional. It could just be my period but I believe I have bitten off my boyfriends head on the phone and on the web more than once. I know that part of it is that I am stubborn and dont want to admit that I may be wrong or that I may have gotten in over my head. Yeah you did notice I typed MAY. See even in type I cant admit I am wrong lol. Ok that is something I need to work on.


But it's true ladies we all tend to get a little crazy during this time of the month and the guys we love have to put up with us. And lets just say I have been some what of a bitch these couple of days and not very fun to talk to at times. But I am better after laughing and talking with my sister susan and best friend Lisa. They are always able to calm me down and get me laughing again. Or maybe I just tend to treat Lisa like my therapist. I sit on the phone and tell her all my troubles and worries and my frustarations and she listens and then laughs at me because she has already told me before what to do to solve my problem but like always I dont listen to her until I am hitting a wall. SO LISA I WILL SAY NOW THAT YOU ARE USUALLY 99% RIGHT WITH YOUR ADVICE!!!! What can I say without my friends I would go nutts.


So for all you girls out there WE ROCK!!! And for all you guys that love us and put up with our crazyness WE LOVE YOU FOR THAT!!!!


And I must say that I know I will make it though this crazy time with the help of my family, friends, boyfriend, and of course the many hours I spend in the etsy chat room with all the wonderful people of the art community. Ok so back to work I go and I promise that tommorow's blog will be a nice simple blog on my bowling scores.


SO LISA YOU CAN GET OFF THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT BECAUSE HERE IS A NEW BLOG ENTRY!!! HOPE YOU LIKED IT!


And maybe I won't make you wait so long for the next entry!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Got Me A New Baby!

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Hey Everyone!!! I hope your week is going well. Mine has been a little crazy but good. Yesterday I got a big dose of patience. Yes I will tell you all that when you go to a car dealership it's best not to bring a Ford. We are not known for our patience. Lets just say Me and my Dad were there for 4 hours. But I did come out with a beautiful 2008 Mazda 3. I learned some lessons in reading fine print and also learned to be patient. I may still be learning how to be patient since I am not the best on the phone lately and have been just some what grumpy with my boyfriend. Sorry :-). But I know you all want to see some pictures so here we go. Ok so I went a little camera happy but I want you all to see all the angles. Also there is a story behind that lovely pink Mazda hat. It was free from the salesman, he thought it would look real cute on me and be a great way to advertise. :-) well it's not quite me so if anyone would love a pink Mazda hat please let me know and I will send it to you. Ok so I am excited about my new car, but like everything there is always strings attached.

Today has just been a roller coaster of a day. I woke up to find out that I had to go to the insurance place with my dad to sign some papers. So much fun let me tell you. So when we get there we find out that because I went from a 05 mazda 3 to a 08 mazda 3 my plan will go up $100 dollars. Yeah about that time is when I was about to jump over the desk and struggle the poor woman that was helping us. I truely hate insurance companies! But what are you going to do you have to be insured. So that is the first nice surprise for me. So basically with the extra money I need for these bills I have decided to take on a part time job at the good old Longhorn Steakhouse as a hostess. I will know for sure friday if I have the job or not. In some ways I am excited about working at Longhorn again. The people are great and it is a stress free environment. And let me just tell you all I need some stress free places. Lately my life has been filled with stress and I have been taking it out all everyone I love. Sorry to you all!!! But I have decided that things are going to change. I am a FORD and my dad did not raise a weak girl! So I know I can pull though this rough time and that with the support of my family, friends, and my wonderful boyfriend I am going to be OK. Ok enough about stress, money, and jobs.

I watched Gossip Girl today, WARNING IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE EPISODE PLEASE DONT READ FURTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok with that said this week's episode was the best ever. The characters had a eye opening episode of realizing who they loved, how family members can be crazy, and what kind of person they are becoming. Well let's just say that this episode made me realize that one I have a wonderful boyfriend. I could not ask for a stronger better man. He is always there for me and is always making me laugh. I have to thank God every day for the time I spend with my boyfriend. Ok I know enough enough enough. But its true I have a great boyfriend. I have a family that rocks!!! And friends that will never let me down and that will always be there to pick me up if I fall. With that said I have to send out a prayer request for my good friend Katie Apple! Unfortunately life has not been kind to her and her family lately. This week they have had to make a tough decision and call in Hospice for her young son that is failing in health. Jake has been sick for a long time. It is never easy for anyone or any parent to have to watch their kid suffer and to see them pass away. So I just ask that everyone pray for Katie to be strong and for the rest of her kids handle this change the best way possible.

Ok thank you all for reading this long post and THANK YOU AGAIN FOR being my friends!

MUCH LOVE
KATHY

Monday, December 3, 2007

Orange Squirrel?

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Hey Everyone! I hope everyone's Monday is going well. I know mine is since I decided to take the day off from work. I thought what better day to take off but the day that the last episode of Heroes comes on, October Road the best chick tv show ever comes on, and really do I need a reason to not want to go into work. Well I have been having fun today. I played around on etsy no big surprise and I also got to catch up on my favorite tv show Gossip Girl. I definetly think that show is one that I can't live without. But this episode made me think about the holidays and family. We all have our funny family traditions or those family members that are one of a kind. Well my family rocks we have a little bit of everything. Here is a photo from thanksgiving of me and my family and extended family. Sorry Dork aka Susan now you really can't act like we are not related. But I most say I love the holidays it's the one time we all get together. And you may be wondering what is going on in this photo with me and my older sister laughing so hard. Well my aunt taking the picture just accidently tore down the curtains in the process of taking the picture. Oh I love my funny! But talking about the holidays, Christmas is on its way. Or maybe it is already here. I always think about the lights coming on in McAdenville aka Christmas Town USA and the Orange Squirrel. Yes like all family's we have our own Christmas traditions. One of those is that the Christmas tree is not finished until one Susan's ugly mug is at the top of the tree as our angel. And second the Orange Squirrel is placed on the tree. I don't really know where the orange squirrel came from but it always makes me laugh seeing it. And any Ford Christmas tree is not perfect until it has a orange Squirrel! Our Christmas tree is awesome anyway because our ornaments are all things me and my sisters made, things my mom painted when she was pregnant with us, and gifts. So our tree is definetly one of a kind lol. I would love to hear what crazy kind of Christmas traditions you guys and your family have. At least I will know my family is not the only crazy funny ones out there. Well can't wait to hear your stories and I can truely say I am blessed with great friends and family!

Much Love!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

What a Day!

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Hey Everyone! Sorry for it being so long since I have wrote a blog. I have been filling my day with time on etsy. It's like a drug for me I think. I wake up and the first thing I want to do is go check my Etsy Shop. Or go into the chat rooms and start talking to people on etsy. I think I need a patch made to wing myself off Etsy lol. Ok well that is my excuse a lame one but it's a excuse. So other than bowling, working, and making my jewelry I have not been to happy. My job at the moment is making my life a living hell. And I am sure my family and friends and boyfriend are sick and tired of hearing me complain about work. The first thing I do when I get home or get on the phone is start talking about the latest episode at work and what the Company A I will call it is doing to all the employees. It is definetly time to get my portfolio together and website rolling and start looking for a graphic design job that makes me happy. Tonight was the last straw. I was 40min away from Company A with my boyfriend when my lovely boss called and told me that she was just leaving the Company A and that she needed me to drive 40min keep in mind to fix a problem with a ad. Now that right there made me mad knowing that my boss was 5min from Company A and wouldn't fix the problem for me. Instead I drove 40min. and fixed a ad that the customer had not gotten the correction to us by the deadline we stated in the email. But I know customer is always right. Luckily the customer was kind and sweet when I had to talk with him on the cellphone that night. But this is just one time in a long line of times that us graphic artist have had to cover or do my bosses job because she is to lazy or forgetful to do it herself. Ok that is all I will complain.

On to a better subject I watched a great movie this week called Carolina Moon I believe it is based off of a Nora Roberts book. I would recommend anybody to watch this movie it was truly amazing. I am excited also because I just picked up my brother n laws movie Land of Confusion today. So soon I will write and let you know what I think about the movie. Also there is a long list of movies out right now or coming out soon that I am dying to see. First is the Steven King movie The Mist. That just looks so creepy and so good. And then there is the chick flick Enchantment (sorry cant spell) this movie looks so cute. I think I will be begging for my boyfriend to take me to see this movie. Another movie that I may have to beg my boyfriend to see is PS I love you ( i think that is the name or close) but this movie gave me chills just watching the previews. It is going to be a good crying movie lol.

Other than movies, I watched the YouTube Republican debate this week. Strangely I have really been trying to stay informed this year on the candidates and all. So I really enjoyed hearing what these guys had to say about immigration and other hot topics. It did help me decide that right now I like Mike Hukabee ( again my spelling is in need of help). He really stood out at me after the debates. I also learned that I am very stubborn when it comes to my opinions. Yes I know I will give you guys sometime to recover from laughing. My friends know that I am quite stubborn and changing my mind sometimes is impossible. That may be a fault of mine that has come to light this week when me and my boyfriend got into a nice debate on hot topics. But it was nice to debate and hear another person's point of view and yes I did get heated and wanted to hang up the phone but I didn't. I guess that is a good sign of a relationship when you can show your opinions and viewpoints and maybe show your ass and agree to disagree and still Love each other the next day.

But yes this week has been a interesting week for sure and it's not done yet I still have bowling tommorow night so wish me luck and I will be a better blogger for all you maybe 3 people that read my blog :-).

Much Love
Til Next Time

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

What A Lovely Day!

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Hey Everyone! Me Again. Well just to start off let me give you a update on my bowling scores for this week. On Sunday I bowled
1st game: 131
2nd game: 97
3rd game: 124

Now today tuesday I bowled
1st game: 127
2nd game: 130
and drum roll please
3rd game: 178 Oh Yeah!!!!
So overall I have had a pretty good bowling week if I most say so myself. Now my team on the Sunday Strikers league lost one bowler due to a hip replacement surgery, but we gained a new one this week Chris the retired Navy Seal. First of all this guy is huge his arms are the size of my head. He is a straight shooter and throws the ball like a rocket down the lanes. So he is a great addition to our team. And on Sunday as me and Chris were just chatting making conversation he told me about his 3 daughters. As we are talking a group of teenagers come walking into the bowling alley and one of the kids no older than 17 has a baby. We continue to talk about how kids are having babys younger and younger these days. I agreed kids are raising kids its scary. Chris goes on to tell me that he had his daughters on birth control since they were 12 years old. Ok I know some of you are probably grasping for air at that comment. But it made me think. There is all this debate on birth control and if schools should be allowed to have more in depth sex education or if school nurses should be able to hand out birth control and condoms to kids? All very interesting debates in my mind. But I think I believe it is not a bad idea to have girls on birth control as soon as possible. Now I do believe you should teach them good solid morals growing up and pray that they stick when they get older. Because in my mind everyone should wait on sex until either they are married or they are old enough to handle the emotions and change that sex brings and know in their heart that they are truly in love with the opposite sex. OK I am off my soap box now.

To End this all I just want to add that I watched a great movie this week License to Wed with Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, and John Krasinski. Now I want to mention that I really had no desire to watch this movie at first, but my friend Lisa talked me into it. And like always Lisa was right this movie made me laugh, cry, and dance. What more could you ask for from a movie. So I would recommend this movie to all my girls out there! OK everyone go and have a great week and I will catch you all another day!

P.S.
I have added some new items in my etsy store so please check them out
uncckitkat.etsy.com

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Little Behind!

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Hey so I have been a little lazy these past couple of days and have not written one single blog. So bear with me this post is going to maybe be a long one. First of all I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was great and you all got full of yummy food and nice company. I know my day was amazing. I got to go have lunch with my boyfriend's family. I met his second brother for the first time very sweet. The food was amazing and to top it off me and my boyfriend took a 4 wheeler ride around his family's whole property. It was just beautiful wide open land. Trees are changing colors now and the day was just calm and gracious. After that I rushed back to my house to have dinner with my family and this was the first time I got to introduce a boyfriend to my whole family. I was a little afraid of how my sisters would treat him but everything went well. Everyone thought he was a very sweet fine young man. :-).

Then on Saturday, I got to go bowling with my Dad, sister Susan, and brother in law Joe. It was a blast! I had not gotten to bowl with my family in such a long time. Susan actually took the high score and scored a 190. Just amazing! But overall I won 2 and my dad won 2. I rushed home and took a hot shower to get the smell of smoke off me and headed up to see my boyfriend. It was nice just to crash and hang out with him. Overall the whole day was amazing bowling and just a full day of new experiences. I couldn't have asked for a better Saturday.

Last, I must say that my brother in law Joe is the best. He is a very talented musician and he had the chance to work on a movie called Land of Confusion. He did all the music for the movie and I believe helped out with the engineering part. So I have been super excited to see the finished movie and Joe had promised to bring it with him when him and Susan came down for Thanksgiving. Well they got 45min down the road and realized he forgot it. I was a little sad to hear this but then Joe being his cool self got his friend to mail it down to us. How great is Joe!!!
Well if you want to see more about this film go to

http://zerechakfilms.com/

and check it out. I believe it is going to be a great movie. So cross your fingers and pray that it gets into some of the film festivals and does well. Also if you want to see more of what my great brother n law Joe does check out his site at

http://www.soundslikejoe.com/

Ok til next time
Much Love to All of You!!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

Hey Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving, I hope that everyone is relaxed and excited about all their family getting together. I know I am filling up with excitement. I will be rushing off here in a second to have thanksgiving lunch for the first time with my boyfriend's family :-) and then rushing back home to have dinner with my family. And I get to show off my boyfriend to my family and most importantly to my sisters. Wish me luck! Thinking about what I am most thankful for this year and I think I am most thankful for my family and friends and my great boyfriend for keeping me sane and happy. Sometimes that is a tough job, especially with my crazy all the time talking about work and other off the wall topics. I can be a handful but my family and loved ones always stay by my side so I would just like to say A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!!! Well keeping this post some what short since i got to run off and drive up the highway. But hope everyone fills up on great food and great company. I will see you all tommorow!!! Oh one more thing, Just a teaser my next post is going to be on my Amazing Brother N Law Joe who ROCKS!!!!!! Til next time Much Love!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hell Has Frozen Over!

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Well what do you know hell has frozen over, I cleaned my upstairs rooms and bathroom. If I didn't I think my mom and dad would have killed me. But I have to be honest it is nice to have my upstairs all clean and organized. I even made a point to some what organize my craft area. I want to get more serious about making my bracelets, necklaces, and earrings and a clean area will make it so much easier. So I was thinking about the Thanksgiving Day that lays ahead of me. I will be honest I am a little nervous about going to my boyfriends house and introducing him to my whole family. I absolutely love his parents and brother they are so nice. I can't wait to meet his older brother also for the first time. As for my family I am just worried that my sisters and one of my brother in laws will eat him alive. OK, so maybe i am over reacting. I know that everyone will love him because he is a great guy, I mean he is smart enough to be dating me lol. That just made me laugh, But truely I am just excited to have someone great to bring to my family's holiday dinner. So to everyone out there I hope your Thanksgiving Day goes great and don't worry about if your house is clean enough or your food perfect enough just remember the real reason of the day being thankful for all the loved ones in your life and enjoying each other's company. Til Next Time, Much LOVE!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Great Group Shot!

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Ok so I took this picture from my friend Lisa's Blog but I just love it. It is a group shot of all of us at the Renn. Festival this past Saturday November 17th. It was a blast we saw so many funny events and belly dancers, fire eaters, and of course we entertained each other by acting stupid. It was a all around great time. The Renn. Festival is a must see and is going on my to-do list for next year.

Women's Social Bowling League

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Hey Everyone!
I hope everything is going well and that you all are ready for Thanksgiving. Well lets just say working til 1am and then getting up at 8:00am to go bowl is sometimes a tough thing to do. But it's a good thing I enjoy bowling. Ok I am going to just get to the point. My scores today for the Women's Social
Bowling league aka retirement central and housewives
welcome was:
1st game: 124
2nd game: 118
3rd game:140

So not to bad today. I must say I love all the women on my league they are just
a trip and keep me laughing. Ok well lets cross our fingers that I do well on my
Sunday Strikers League. Til Next Time Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2007

TalentDataBase.com

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TalentDatabase.com

Hey Everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know about TalentDataBase.com one
of my favorite websites. It is truely amazing, and a great site to promote your artwork
or for those of you that are art lovers it is a great site to check out some new up and coming
talents. I actually have a profile on this site showing my paintings, design work, jewelry, and other odds and ends. So take some time and check it out you will not be sorry. That's a Promise!

Beautiful Monday

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Hello Again!
Well it's a beautiful Monday and I actually managed to get up at a descent time 12:15pm. I rushed downstairs to get on the computer and check my etsy shop like always. No sells but its all good. I did make my first sale this past friday so I am super excited. I was all organized and planned to get it shipped out today. So I went online to double check the address and all. And then the designer in me decided to make a business card. So here it is, I love pink and lately really been digging polka dots. I feel I need to add graphic design or some sort of information about what I do on the card not sure?
But I finished up online and took a quick shower and got dressed and went to the post office. A litte nervous is a under statement I wasn't sure if I should get the bubble envelope at Walgreens ( the place where my boyfriend works) or the post office. I am lazy so I choice the post office so I would only have one stop to make. I enter the post office and there is a whole big wall of stuff and none of it I am really sure about. But I manage to find the bubble enevolope I needed and then I walk one way and then the other and realize I had to pay at the little old ladies counter that sells odds and ends in the post office its a little strange. But got it paid 20 cents :-). Then I not so quickly got my bracelets to slide into the package: note to self may be a good idea to get a bigger enevelope next time. I wrote the address down in my really bad hand writing and got in line to pay for postage. All went well. So now I am a pro laughing. But I am ready for more sales to come in my etsy shop www.uncckitkat.esty.com. Yes that was a shameless plug for my etsy shop. Now I am off to my lovely job at the Gaston Gazette Newspaper.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Big Hello!!

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Hey Everyone! Well this is the first of many blog entries that I will be doing. I hope to keep my family and friends up to date with my daily life. This will involve my bowling scores, new craft items, my favorite movies, and of course random chatter. I will go ahead now and state that I do not promise to have good spelling or perfect grammar in this blog. So if this bugs you then go head and run for the hills . I will completely understand. Ok well love you all and can't wait to see what comes out of this blog.