Thursday, October 1, 2009

Miss Otis Regrets She's Unable To Lunch Today

I am in a craptastic mood right now.

I just sent Boo out for diet coke and chocolate if that's any indication as to what it is in fact that is plaguing me.

I'm sure when I wake up tomorrow all will be right with the universe again- but tonight I prefer to wallow.

So far I've pissed and moaned over a photo collage I couldn't make look "just so", almost cried on the phone to my mom over my aunt's family who I was so close with growing up but have grown apart from recently, bellyached over the lack of planning Megan's so called MOH has demonstrated for my bff's bachelorette party, eaten left over Indian food, not shredded, walked, or THOUGHT of working out and all together pretty much been a heinous you-know-what to Boo who made me promise to be happy for the rest of the night if he completed the diet coke/chocolate run.

I promised.

But my fingers were crossed.

After this post, I plan to do some light blog reading, consume said snacks, light some candles and crawl into bed for Grey's Anatomy and the rest of FlashFoward (good show btw).

Tomorrow I promise; I'll be your ray of sunshine.

Tonight I'm a tsunami.

Hope the rest of ya's are in better moods than moi!

Much Love!

Miss Amber Lane

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What's In a Blog?

What attracts us to blogs?

Is it splashy layouts and quirky titles? Loads of pictures? Giveaways? A killer default picture?

I've been pondering this of late. What attracts 2,000 people to a particular blog and 10 to another? This is a question that I've bounced around as I've read my subscriptions. There are some killer writers out there that barely have a single follower while other people post a single picture daily and have triple digits - and don't get me wrong I enjoy both types I'm just wondering what the break down is?

If you have tons of followers- why do you think that is?

Or better yet- take a look at your blog list- what attracted you to the blogs that you follow?

Me? I'm just personally amazed that there are 25 people who give a hoot about anything that I have to say in a given day and even more amazed that none of those people are my mother! So to followers of Miss Amber Lane - Hollah you are loved and appreciated!


Today was a good day. Busy, but good. Tied up the loose ends for the festival this weekend, shopped for supplies, created the first of three October bulletin boards. Left around 7pm was so confused by construction on the way home I missed my exit but arrived home to candles lit and dinner on the table. We're a family built for autumn - candles, comfort food, and comfy blankets - that's what tonight was all about.

Tomorrow work followed by a MUCH needed hair appointment. I put it off way too long so that it would be fresh for Megan's bach. party and wedding- so really looking forward to that tomorrow.

Well that's it for me tonight!

Tomorrow is Wednesday- we're almost halfway there!

Much Love!

Miss Amber Lane

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fast Foward

1. I'm sitting in a very clean, great smelling house right now and the best part is - its mine!

2. I have NO dirty laundry right now! Boo on the other hand has loads!

3. Did not shred yesterday...started to today but Boo and I made the mistake of eating first and we thought we might die so we turned off Jillian and "phoned it in". We took a brisk walk instead. Plan to get back on it tomorrow- though I have to admit I'm pretty bored by it. Don't get me wrong its still hard and quite effective but too dull to do everyday.

4. Speaking of eating ... we are no longer slaves to our couch. We have been eating like grown ups lately.... that's right ladies ... at the table!

5. Future MIL sent home our very first gift from our registry with Boo today. It was our casual china spoon rest. Our wedding is still 9 months away so imagine my surprise when Boo came home and handed me a pretty pink gift bag- as a "cheer me up" present for all my long days at work from his mom! I almost teared a bit.

6. Weekend was good. Saturday went shopping with Megan for her bachlorette party outfit for next Saturday. Then Boo and I went to dinner at Fridays, went to Target, then came home and watched Choke on demand. Sunday Emily and Will came over for the Bengals/ Steelers game - Bengals won (HUGE victory for Cincinnati), we played Scattegories then Emily and I drank Chardonnay and watched Dexter.

7. This week is big- festival at work this weekend, Meg's bach party this weekend, finally having my hair done Wed.

8. Got behind on reading and commenting this weekend- promise to catch up soon!

9. Started decorating for fall. Waiting for big bins to come from Boo's parents before I really go nuts!

And for now that's all! Looking forward to catching up with everyone soon. Hope everyone had a good weekend and has an even better week!

Much Love!

Miss Amber Lane