Welcome to All Rowelled Up! The blog that captures the life of the Rowell's. We are just a small little family living the simple life in Oklahoma. We are thankful every day for the love and blessings that God gives us!
Enjoy the adventures I share about my wonderful, made just for me husband Zach, our crazy and oh so adorable boxer Phoebe, our perfect little red headed daughter Evelyn and her new little brother Oliver.
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A few years ago, before Zach and I were married, I bought myself an ipod so I could be up with the times and not have to take my whole CD collection with me to work. I loved my ipod! I felt so smart loading the CD into the computer, moving it to my ipod and and seeing all my songs show up on my playlist. I must of spent hours at my brothers computer loading and unloading, loading and unloading. I throughly enjoyed it. If there was a song I just wasn't totally in love with, guess what, I didn't have to have it on there.
My ipod and I spent a lot of time together. In the car, at work, working out. We were best friends!
I even had an audio book loaded on there. Twilight. Just to let you know, I never finished that book. First, it wasn't all the interesting and thats probably why I have no interest in the movies and Second, my poor little ipod lost its hearing :(
Every other part of my little baby that was white with a pink cover worked. But the sound was out! What the heck good is it to me now? So for the past 2 years it has basically been a paper weight by the computer. Every now and then I would give it a visit hoping for just a little peep through the headphones. Nothing!
I finally decided to call Apple and explain my problem. Well, my first problem is that I couldn't get ahold of the Apple store for nothing. They don't answer. In fact, I don't even know if they have a business phone. I ended up talking to someone in a different state and they told me I had to make an appointment with the Genius bar if I wanted to be seen.
I made my appointment and the Apple guy looked my ipod over and said the only thing he could do was try to reset it but I would lose EVERYTHING I had on it. Huh? You mean my over 2,000 song library would be gone? All that hard work I did would vanish? He was telling me that New Kids, Hanson, the Spice Girls and Joey Lawrence were leaving me.
I said, "Okay, so if I do that and the sound still doesn't work, then what?"
He said, "We will say it's a battery problem and replace it for 60 bucks."
As much as it pains me that I have to go through the whole "loading, unloading" thing, I'm glad to have my friend back.
Lesson for today: If you say it's a "battery problem" you just might get hooked up with a deal.
What's my deal? Why am I not blogging? What am I doing with my time?
These are the questions I have ben asking myself for a couple of weeks now. I've had every intention of sitting my butt down in front of the computer and just letting my mind fly but I opted for the couch instead.
I can't use television as an excuse because all of my shows are off. The only thing I look forward to in the week is Teen Mom on Tuesday night and Franklin and Bash on Wednesday night. There is a new Challenge starting soon and a new Big Brother to occupy my time.
I think I've had so much on my mind lately that it became overwhelming and sitting on the couch with my iPad seemed like the best option. First, I feel completely unorganized! I've always prided myself on being organized and neat but the past couple of years I've just lost that spark to be organized. I guess it's still there because it's something I enjoy being and doing but it's like I don't know where to start and once I get going I know it's going to cause a huge mess in my house and I will be overwhelmed all over again.
There's been a lot of baby talk lately in our home. Some due to the fact that we have a couple of friends having babies, (one who is in labor today) and some due to the fact that it might be in our near future to start planning to try to have a baby. When you really start thinking about it and how much things are going to change and all the events that will take place before and after the baby, it can make you stress out and nothings even taken place yet. I better get it together :)
I recently told my boss that I was completely bored with my job. Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but it's the same...ol'...routine...every...day...Sometimes I feel like a zombie. At work I'm constanlty doing something every hour on the hour. When I'm at home at night and it's 7:00 I feel like there is something I'm supposed to be doing and then it hits me 'I'm at home.'
Bottom line, I feel completely unorganized in my life. If anyone has any tips for personal or physical organization I would love your input. Have you ever felt like your feet are stuck in the mud and you just cant seem to move? That's what I feel like. It seems like I do the same thing every day every week and I don't know how to break that cycle. Maybe I should take a cooking class or a sewing class?
Hoping for some input,
p.s Here are some pictures from our latest outing on Memorial Day weekend.
We went to Music and Mayhem in Eufaula, Ok to see a few concerts. Gary Alan was the headliner.
Here we are sweating like crazy! This is not my sort of thing but I stuck it out for my husband and friends.
Give me indoor air!!!
Ashley, me, Lacy
Some Gary Alan
This is our newest friend.
She told me that the boys I was with should be stored in the attic and only let out to be played with.
She told me boys their age are no good for me along with some other things that I'm just too much of a lady to share on my blog :)
Her friend ended up standing with us during the show and I kindly shared my water with her.
Only because she took it out of my hands, took a nice big drink and handed it back to me with a smile like we were just best of friends. I very discreetly put it on the ground and kicked it away.