All Rowelled Up

All Rowelled Up
All Rowelled Up

Monday, September 26, 2011

Routine Rut

I've been struck with a few thoughts these past few weeks, maybe even months. Even though some life happenings have tapped me on the shoulder lately I still feel that my life has become very dull. Don't get me wrong, life is good all the way around and I feel that Zach and I have grown closer as a couple due to circumstances surrounding us lately. I truly love him with all my heart and I'm excited for all that our future holds.

With talk of the future I feel I need to start setting a different pace for myself and for this household. We live in a Monday-Friday routine that I think I follow because I'm, well, just straight up lazy. I like to think I'm a creative person and I enjoy being crafty and have all the tools I need to sit down at my desk and just be creative. I want to read more, I want to scrapbook more, I want to blog more.....and I don't make time for these things because my evenings usually revolve around working out and watching my television programs and my weekends revolve around cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping and bills. I'm very predictable. If I'm feeling right now that I just don't have time for anything then how am I going to function when we start having babies? Maybe I need to do a load of laundry every night? Maybe I need to prepare my lunches at night so I can have more relaxed mornings? I just feel like I'm in a routine rut so tonight I did a load of laundry and ironed my clothes for tomorrow and I already feel a little better.

It sounds a little ridiculous to me that someone who has no activities, school or clubs to attend is complaining about no time to do anything.  I know, I know, it's the dumbest thing I've ever heard too.  Please, all of you who work 2 jobs, have an armload of kids and have four different calendars to keep up with it all, please don't hate me.  One day I know I will look back on this time and think of how easy I had it.  I know these things.  I'm just keeping it real with you.

I'm glad for this time of year because the schedule starts filling up fast with the Fair, pumpkin patches, birthdays, holidays and on and on and on. Hopefully all the activities popping up on the calendar will set a new pace for me and I can start the new year with new habits and patterns. Did I just say the new year?? My goodness, this year has gone by fast!!!

I welcome any tips, shortcuts or encouragement you all can give me.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Autumn Eve

Who is so excited to kick off this fall season? Definitely me!!!  My monthly magazine subscriptions have been rolling in and they all have pumpkins and warm dishes and orange and red all over the covers.  It brings such a joy to my heart and gives me a whole bunch of energy.

I guess you could say I ended the summer season on a good note.....I had my last dentist appointment today until my cleaning in six months :)  It was a bitter sweet feeling.  So, as I write this I am waiting for the numbness to wear off so I can eat.  I keep tapping on my chin, but I feel nothing.  I'm so hungry and it doesn't help that I have been looking through my magazines full of yummy recipes that I really want to try out.  Must. Stop. Thinking.Of.Food.

Speaking of food, this week was my first week on my new diet plan and so far I feel I have done really good.  No days that I just feel totally guilty about.  Here's how much will power I have - the husband just ordered Pizza Hut and I didn't request anything - I'm gonna stick to my soup and crackers as planned and feel very proud of myself when I lay my sleepy little head down tonight.

I've been checking out some websites and finding some recipes and ideas that I think will really help me on my journey to eat healthy and make it a life style.  Here are some that I'm going to be trying out, maybe even this weekend.  I found these recipes on  She's got a lot of good stuff.

  I have a feeling that it's gonna be a good one.

My friend tried out this recipe this week and it was sooooo moist. It was delicious.  For sure going to make my own and try out the different cakes.  She used a devils food cake mix and diet Dr. Pepper and added a little bit of Redi Whip for some frosting.

As I come across more I will be sure to post them and if anyone has any good websites to go to please let me know.

Happy Fall.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Nitrous? Yes, please!

I had another appointment at the dentist today.....'nuff said ;)

.....and this is how I felt.....


Monday, September 5, 2011

Got Heeeem?

Bring on Fall and bring on the new Fall line up. I'm so excited for some of the new shows coming out this Fall and for the return of some of my favorites. I didn't follow a whole lot of television this summer. There wasn't a whole lot on worth watching. Of course I tuned into Big Brother for my yearly dose of HOH competitions, veto meetings, back stabbing galore and the Zingbot made a cameo this year. If you have never given it a try I highly recommend it. It will suck. you. in. The thing about Big Brother is that you have to dedicate 3 nights a week to it. Which played out good for me because I had nothing else to watch. Well, except for Teen Mom, The Challenge, and oh yeah, I CANNOT leave out The Francshise.

Let me just say that I am not a follower of sports. I don't watch sports, I don't follow teams and I don't have an opinion about who wins and loses. Bottom line = I Don't Care. And I may get a lot of hate mail for my next comment because I'm an Oklahoma girl but I pretty much dislike A LOT Oklahoma football. It drives me crazy to see people decked out head to toe in OSU or OU attire all the way down to their toenails. And Lord help us if one of these teams loose. You will find a bunch of pissed off people walking around Wal*Mart as if they were a part of the team. The only good thing about these teams playing is that the stores seem to be a lot emptier and I can enjoy my shopping.

With all that being said, I will now confess to you that over the summer I have become a San Franciso Giants fan. Love 'em, love 'em, must meet all of them. At the beginning of the summer Mr. Rowell wanted to watch this show called The Franchise-A Season with the San Francisco Giants. I whined about it. "No, we are not watching some crap show you want to watch. Change it. Change it to Son-in-law." (It's always on CMT by the way.) We all know who won this battle. Him. I always have to wait until he falls asleep and then swipe the remotes. I began watching the show and found myself being sucked in. It was really good. I found myself really enjoying it. Not only were the players stories interesting and it showed them being someone more than a baseball player, but these boys on this team are (in my opinion) so good looking. I was falling in love with them one by one and I wanted to see more. :)

So the reason I'm pulling for them is because I want them to do well so they will come back with a second season. I don't want to lose my Wednesday night dates. They are not looking so good right now in the standings but I guess it wouldn't matter anyways since last Wednesday was the season finale. I miss them already. Is it wrong that I want to print some pictures off of my favorites and put them up at my desk??? :)

I like so many of them but here are my top favs.....

Tim Lincecum
By far my favorite.  I think he is adorable!

Jeremy Affeldt

Chris Stewart

Brandon Belt
"The Giraffe"

Emmanuel Burris

Carlos Beltran

Cody Ross

Andres Torres

Brian Wilson
"Fear the Beard"

Ryan Vogelsong

Barry Zito

aaaannnndddd, another one of Timmy.
That's what I call him anyway ;)

If you're looking to make plans with me sometime during the week, you're gonna need to know my schedule to see when I am available. Who am I kidding? I never do anything during the week anyway. Most nights I'm in bed by 8:30. That's okay right? That doesn't make me old does it?

9:00 - Pan Am (Premiers 9/25 - ABC)

7:00 - Dancing With the Stars (Premiers 9/19 - ABC)
8:00 - Hart of Dixie (Premiers 9/26 - CW)
8:30 - 2 Broke Girls (Premiers 9/19 - CBS)

8:00 - New Girl (Premiers 9/20 - FOX)

7:00 - The X Factor (Premiers 9/21 - FOX)
8:00 - Modern Family (Premiers 9/21 - ABC)
8:30 - Suburgatory (Premiers 9/28 - ABC)
9:00 - Up All Night (Premiers 9/14 - NBC)
9:00 - The Real World:San Diego (Premiers 9/28 - MTV)
Free Agents (Premiers 9/14 - NBC)

8:00 - The Office (Premiers 9/22 - NBC)
8:30 - Whitney (Premiers 9/22 - NBC)

I know some of these shows overlap and some are on more than once a week but I will give the premiers a chance and just might have to record some and watch them at a different time. AS you can see I'm going to have a busy busy fall. And to think, this doesn't even include Holiday specials :)