A full plate means things get dropped

A full plate means things get dropped

So I recently learned that I drove my car for 13,000 miles since the last oil change. Oops. But it has only been about 4-5 months since the last oil change, so I really didn’t think about it. I’m used to getting extended oil changes and only needing to change it 2-3 times a year. But all the driving back and forth while moving and the extra driving to work and to see friends has apparently added up. I noticed something was wrong on my drive back to Houston from San Antonio. I was there for a conference, and then on […]

Posted May 22, 2014 by Julie in General, / 2 Comments
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Happy Mother’s Day. I suppose I should make my announcement…

Happy Mother’s Day. I suppose I should make my announcement…

That’s right, there’s a Smurfberry growing in my belly! (That’s the nickname we started using, and it is just too cute.) I know, I’m as surprised as you! I mean, I know I agreed to do this, but I don’t think I actually believed it would happen. I’m still not sure I believe it, but I guess the photo doesn’t lie. Also, it appears this profile that I got from my Daddy which made me be nothing but chin as a child is being passed on to my little one. Sorry in advance, Smurfberry. I’m finishing up my 12th week […]

Posted May 11, 2014 by Julie in Family, Health, Pregnancy, Smurfberry, / 13 Comments
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The time a simple tweet of mine went viral

The time a simple tweet of mine went viral

I tweet a lot. Usually about books and a lot of the time about TV shows. Sometimes about other stuff. Sometimes my tweets are extremely random. Twitter is fun. BUT, I don’t think I’ve ever had a tweet of mine get so much feedback and interaction as this one: Did anyone else absolutely LOVE the Monk reference on #Psych finale? @Psych_USA @Monk_USA I seriously sat up and cheered! — Julie S. (@juliecookies) March 28, 2014 OMG! Is that 48 re-tweets and 221 favorites? And look at all those comments (well you’ll have to go to the actual tweet to see […]

Posted April 19, 2014 by Julie in Entertainment, / 2 Comments
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The time my dogs went for a joy ride… well… run

The time my dogs went for a joy ride… well… run

Yesterday morning I found out that the lawn guys left our back gate propped open with a stone. Do you want to know how I found that out? I found this out because when the dogs were let out in the morning, they disappeared. I let them out after their feeding and I usually let them run around the back yard while we finish getting ready and hubby leaves (he leaves before me). When I settle in to eat my breakfast I usually let them back in. I went to do that, and there were no dogs in the yard! I walked around […]

Posted April 18, 2014 by Julie in Pets, / 1 Comment
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Enough with the Squishy

Enough with the Squishy

I might be in the minority opinion on this, so we’ll see what this post turns into. I’m not very much into all the “feel good” stuff that women seem to be into. I don’t like chick flicks, I don’t watch Lifetime movies just to have a good cry, etc. I’m also not into speeches and presentations that are only meant to “empower” women to feel a certain way about themselves and their lives without any practical information. This is what I call “squishy”. It is the stuff that is meant to give you the warm and fuzzies and make […]

Posted April 17, 2014 by Julie in Opinionated, / 4 Comments
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My weight loss journey … or what I learned from being on Jenny Craig

My weight loss journey … or what I learned from being on Jenny Craig

I haven’t done a weight loss update in a while, so I thought I’d go ahead and write up a post summarizing everything I’ve learned and my progress to date. As you can see, I’ve lost almost 30 pounds from when I took a good hard look at myself and said enough! I was finally motivated to get healthy, and since I wasn’t really all that great at keeping up on my own, I decided to join Jenny Craig. My  husband was leaving for a military deployment, and I knew I was not going to cook for just myself anyway. […]

Posted March 22, 2014 by Julie in Health, Tips and Resources, / 13 Comments
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The new house!

The new house!

We closed on the new house on Monday, January 27th. Since then we’ve been busy packing up everything in our current house and getting ready for the move. We got the power turned on first, and the water finally turned on yesterday. The gas is being turned on today. The painter is coming this weekend. We already have about half of our stuff moved. I have really really awesome friends. Here’s why: last weekend my friend with a 4-horse trailer volunteered herself and her boyfriend to help us move our big furniture! So last weekend they came over and my […]

Posted February 5, 2014 by Julie in Home, / 3 Comments
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Happy 2014, Let’s Catch Up

Happy 2014, Let’s Catch Up

I have been really busy with a whole lot of different things, and haven’t been keeping up with posting here as often as I would like. I blame the Book Blog.  But also, some major changes are happening. So let’s catch up. 1. Hubby came back! So as you can imagine, life has completely changed. I missed him a lot, but I got used to having the house to myself (and the pets). Now there’s someone around who hasn’t been around for almost a year, and we both have some adjusting to do. I took a week off work when […]

Posted January 12, 2014 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, Home, / 7 Comments
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Cat Thursday – Dec 19, 2013

Cat Thursday – Dec 19, 2013

    I haven’t done Cat Thursday in a while, but I thought I’d participate in this Holiday edition because I recently found this photo of my kitteh Dusty Rose taken several years ago when she was still a wee kitteh. As you can see, Grinch Kitty is not amused. Yea that’s her in a stocking and wearing a Santa hat. I’m so mean apparently.  

Posted December 19, 2013 by Julie in Memes, Pets, / 8 Comments
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Live of a Blogger: TV Shows

Live of a Blogger: TV Shows

Jessi at Novel Heartbeat started this cool meme call Life of a Blogger. This week’s topic is TV Shows, and I thought I’d join in. I definitely watch a lot of TV, though I’ve been watching a lot less this year than I normally do with hubby. I put together this list of shows that I watched this year or am currently watching. The first show on my list (Supernatural) is my favorite show and the only show I’ve been watching live. I DVR everything else and watch when convenient, so I don’t even remember what days the shows come […]

Posted December 13, 2013 by Julie in Entertainment, / 3 Comments
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