Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Girl's Trip Only 4 days away!

I still can't believe that Maria and I are driving to North Carolina on Sunday to spend quality time with our boys Saturday nite!  I'm just so freakin excited that I can't stand myself.  Good thing Mark isn't home this week because I'm literally just jumping up and down with joy.  Maria, say goodbye to your family 'cause we're becoming groupies this weekend.  I got some awesome new concert outfits because no matter where you are sitting, you must look amazing just in case the band wants to Runaway with you....LOL!  And, yes I meant the pun on Runaway!

It's a busy time around the Harris household with yet more training for me.  Wahoo!  More changes happening almost daily so I'm just trying to keep my head down and my mouth shut right now.  And you know that last one is very difficult for me.  Today the new President for Georgia, Mark noticed I was setting up dummy loans during training (because he was standing looking over my shoulder almost the whole freakin day) for Mickey Mouse Cheese Shop which he was quick to point out to everyone because I was thinking outside the box making up my own customers.  Not sure if that was meant to be flatteringor not.  Oh well, only time will tell.  This is a funny side note on conversion day My Mark sent this huge, huge bouquet of flowers to me to share with all the girls at work and I was reading the card out loud to everyone....Just Push The Button...Conversion Day Baby....Love Mark.  The ladies helping us from Mississippi thought my President sent them to me and signed it Love Mark.  It gets confusing so now we say My Mark and the Other Mark at work.

My Mark decided that this past weekend would be a great time to finish all the touch up painting in the tv room.  Oh joy and by we should finish it really meant Donna should finish it.  We still had the drapery brackets up because I hadn't really decided if I wanted to put drapes back up and the tie back knobs were still screwed into the window woodwork but he wanted it finished already.  So I spackled and filled but still haven't painted because it's too dark by the time I get home at nite.  I've got to find the time tomorrow to get er done since he'll be home on Friday to check my results.  I want it done but I just hate dragging all the paint back out, trying to blend the touch ups so they don't show as bad and most importantly I hate washing paint brushes.  Ugh!   But I owe him because I made him drive into Atlanta to a great estate sale that I saw on Craigs List and it was full of all things prim.  Well not so much after we got there!  The guy had sold all his prim stuff so basically I left with nothing and pouted all the way home.  Poor guy had to drive all that way then listen to me all the way home kicking myself for not going Friday when I got off work. 

Well Clarice is driving me nuts laying all over the key board trying to get me to play so I'm off to play hide and go seek as well as a little laser tag.  Have a great weekend and think of me screaming my lungs out at the concert!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Damn forgot to add the pics

Rachel's Snow Day

Her puppy, Brody

We painted the room back in August and it's gray not green which is what it looks like in this lite.
Craig's List Pottery Barn Sofa $300

My new chair TJ Maxx/Homegoods $249

Mark's old leather chair which he loves!

Seating arrangement
memory/low stress travel wall

His new tv and console

Antique Pulley that we had made into a table and his lamp that he made from his Halloween Trick or Beer mini keg.  He loves it and the colors go great with the room so I'm ok with it.

Mid week slump

I should be bouncing off the walls because I'm almost thru the work week, Mark's gone again and we're suppose to get a little snow tonight but just can't seem to get the energy to do it.  Seriously, the systems change at work has been challenging but we've survived!  We also bought another local bank last Friday and they will be coming on board really soon.  They actually only have 3 branches and we already share a lot of customers so we've been busy answering questions, ect for customers.  Been fun and it's made me learn more about the systems since I'm constantly looking up info.  Life is never boring!

Actually life is good!  My Jovi lovin, best friend got us.....oh wait for the scream.....4th row pit tickets for the concert in May here in Atlanta.  OMG!  I'm still just bouncing off the walls and can't believe that we got this lucky!  We've never been this close before....7th row was as close as I had been but 4th freakin row......watch out David, I'm coming for ya.  Poor boy just doesn't know how afraid he should really be!

Mark's "living" in Tennessee for the next couple of months leading a turn around of a new company they just bought.  Those of you that know us well know that this is just a part of our life...living apart is the norm but I sure do miss him and Clarice really does.  She about sniffed him to death all last weekend and he won't even be home this weekend so her little heart will be broken.  I'm going to try to go see him for the weekend but if snow moves in like they are saying then I'm staying at home.  Got a new little car and wouldn't want to hurt it before I've even made the first payment.

Speaking of Mark being gone last week, I did a major overhaul on the tv room.  I had planned on doing it when he was in Korea but was just too sick to get that accomplished.  It looks really good if I do say so myself.  It's not prim like the rest of the house because it is "his room" as he likes to tell me all the time.  I'm trying to get some pics posted but the room is painted a dark gray and it's nite so they're turning out quite dark.....oh well such is life.

Heard from my folks this morning and they've got like 20 inches of snow.  WTF!  Did someone forget that Arkansas is a southern state?  My cutie pie niece posted a few pics on her facebook and I'm just shocked at that much snow.  There are times I'm really happy to be living in Atlanta and this is one of them!