Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Top 10 Google Analytics

Sweet Polka Dots and Protein Bars just posted some of her fave search terms for her blog. I haven't checked out my Google Analytics in a while so I decided to give it a look see. Here we go:

1. 21% southern savvy - Well, this makes sense!

2. 17% when can you be induced - Huh? This one took me by surprise because I haven't shared DD's birth story with y'all. Yes, I was induced a week early due to high blood pressure, swelling, and DD was getting BIG. But, I don't want to scare any of you with my 36 hour labor story so I'll just leave that one alone! :)

3. 12% when do you get induced - The answer is when your doctor tells you it's time! In my experience, it's not pleasant so really, there's no rush!

4. 9% bergdorf blondes blogspot shasta - Awesome! I love Shasta. She's just a sweetheart and has a great sense of style!

5. 7% tea giveaway - Must have been my Tax Day tirade post.

6. 7% "the metal is ready" ten commandments - Oh, this post was really heartfelt. If you're going through a tough time, take a look here.

7. 4% my life "wasn t" supposed to turn out like this - Seriously...I guess a lot of us feel this way some days!

8. 4% when is the right time to get induced - Honey, give it up already. You can't make your doctor get that baby out before it's time. Believe me, I tried! LOL.

9. 4% when can you get induced - Seriously? Someone is really ready to get that kid out! So, I looked and the word "induced" appears once in my entire blog when I talked about how I have a recession induced mental disorder. How funny!

10. 4% "southern belle" movie - oh ok. What actress should I choose to play me?

11. 4% amazing tea - I agree. Tea is amazing!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Miss USA + Perez Hilton = HUH?

First of all, I can't remember the last time I watched the Miss Usa Pageant. But, apparently it was on TV last night and Perez Hilton was one of the judges. Perez Hilton - seriously?! If he is qualified to judge class, beauty, intelligence, moral character, and refinement then this country is in serious trouble.

Just sayin' y'all...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Savvy Is A Domestic Goddess Today!

I rocked it today! We had the day off of work today for our "tax holiday" now that tax season is over. Though I don't really do many tax returns, I'll take the day off - thank you very much!

So, my poor house has been terribly neglected as of late due to an overwhelming workload, sickness, and taking care of DD who is now 8 months old and all over the place. She can pull her self up on the furniture, door frames, drawers - you name it - and walk all over the place. I'm continually finding things that need to be baby proofed that I just never thought of.

Anyway, I made the most of my day and did some housework. Yes, I took DD to daycare this morning so I could knock some of these chores out. But, on the way home I stopped at a plant nursery and picked up a new bromeliad to replace the one that died on my front porch. It was nice to walk around the nursery this morning all by myself enjoying the scenery, peace and quiet, and my Hazelnut Dunkin Donuts coffee! :)

I have so much more left to do but I think that I was pretty productive today:
  • Cleaned DD's room and did all of her laundry
  • Cleaned guest room, finally changed bedding (yeah, company left 3 weeks ago!)
  • Cleaned main guest bathroom
  • Dusted and polished breakfast room furniture and high chair
  • Cleaned kitchen
  • Mopped floors and a little vacuuming, got some more to do
  • Soaked up mess in kitchen when my dishwasher started leaking everywhere! (of course the 1 year warranty just ended. Hopefully DH can fix it this weekend!)
  • Boiled DD's bottles and sippy cups
  • Countless loads of laundry
  • Facebook
  • Caught on up Google Reader
  • Watched the Bravo A-list awards (b/c these last three are important too you know!)

Whew! I'm exhausted! I've been waiting for the pest control guy all afternoon. He was supposed to be here some time between 12-4pm but no sign of him yet. I really want to jump in the shower but you know he'll show up as soon as I get in there. Plus, I need to go pick up DD in about 30 minutes. I'll think that I'll stop at Starbucks on the way. I could get used to this stay at home Mom stuff! Oh but I guess I left out the taking care of child part. Hmmm...that could prove to be more difficult!

Have a great weekend lovey doveys! I plan on getting up in the morning for a quick trip to the Farmer's Market for some produce and then a haircut. Hope to BBQ tomorrow as well. I'm craving my famous potato salad!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dear Washington,

I was advised by multiple news sources today that the Treasury Department has advised GM to start laying the groundwork for a bankruptcy filing by June 1st despite GM's claim that they can reorganize without filing. You have officially put me over the edge.

I'm a lady so let me just summarize by saying "WTF"? Where's my tax money that the government so recklessly handed over to the Big 3 in Detroit which they in turn used to cut more than 10,000 American jobs, slash wages, and oh yeah my favorite -- send $1 billion in TARP funds to Brazil! Many opponents to this legislation waved a red flag last year when talk of the bailout started because despite what you may believe, many voting Americans are smart enough to know that throwing good money after bad is well, a bad idea! Maybe you would have learned that concept in Economics 101 if you knew how to read which apparently most of you don't since you passed a $1 TRILLION dollar stimulus bill without reading it.

Don't write me back with talking points about how the Obama administration inherited these problems and you all are working hard to fix them because I've already heard it. Don't worry, I have plenty of words for the last administration as well. There's nothing we can do to change the past. But, we can change the present. Aren't you supposed to specialize in "change"? So far, the only change I've seen is an increase in our national debt and a decrease in our liberty. In case you've lost sight, let me remind you who is paying that debt -- me! That's right, I'm spending time away from my family and my home to earn a living and pay taxes and this is how you treat me? That's it! I'm steeping mad! So, tomorrow I will be joining thousands of other American Patriots at a Tax Day Tea Party to protest what is and has been going on in Washington. Enough is enough. We are Taxed Enough Already!

Most Sincerely,

Southern Savvy

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Are you being tested or cleansed and purged for the Maker's hand?

"...Cleansed and Purged for God's great Purpose. Until at last, at the end of human strength, beaten into the dust from which he came, the metal is ready for the Maker's hand." Excerpt from The Ten Commandments movie - Moses walking across the desert.

I was watching the Glenn Beck program last night with my Husband as we normally do and I was surprised to hear Glenn give a wonderful Easter message. I've posted a clip for you to enjoy as well. You know, life gets hard. We're bombarded by the stresses of everyday life - kids, spouses, work, money, will my job be there tomorrow, family issues, hurting loved ones. I'm guilty of saying "oh, God's testing me". But, what if I've been looking at it all wrong? What if He is trying to cleanse and purge me, make me ready to be pliable in His mighty hands for His great Purpose? Have I been resisting?

I have felt changes laid upon my heart lately. I'm not completely sure about what all of those changes will be but I do know that it won't be easy. So, on this Easter weekend, I'm thinking about how God may be preparing me for His mighty Purpose in my life.

God is faithful and He knows what we need, what we need to experience to be the person He created us to be. If you're going through a hard time right now, know that God may be molding the clay. But, it's still your decision. You can resist Him and choose to let all of the struggles in your life take over. Do not drown in your despair but look toward the Heavens for a renewed spirit.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Is it just me? (So High School - I can't believe it!)

Or is Facebook just another way to be rejected by the cool kids from High School? Just another immature popularity contest? LOL! What-ever you know who you are...at least I don't need some serious botox yet. ;) Ok, no more ugly thoughts. Lord, please forgive me for being hateful.

So, do people from High School still pop up in your life from time to time? Some people never grow up and live for the drama. But, guess what - the high school glory days are far behind us at this point people. Very sad! Moving on...