Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I know we aren't 'all set' to start a family right now, but I sure do have days when it's really on my mind and my heart wants to have one. Babies are such a beautiful and wonderful blessing. They're warm and snuggly and are accomplishments that change your life in the best way possible. I see little boys and girls ALL of the time on base and in our condo complex and it makes me very jealous. If we found out tomorrow that I was pregnant, there'd be no problem. There would be two extremely large smiles on faces around here. I'd be happy as can be. And so would the future daddy. :) But, I don't feel that our day is here yet. It'll come when it comes, and when it does, blessed be the day. *sigh*
Oh yea, and happy 75th post anniversay to me! :)
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Now we shall decide what the rest of tonight has in store for us!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Anyways, back to the subject. Our primary purpose for going to Columbia, minus the chance for Chad to be back in his 'heaven' for a day and a half, was to celebrate his brother, Chris', 25th birthday. We showed up around 12:30 on Saturday, went to eat lunch at a place called Harper's, went to buy some MORE Gamecock gear (because we can never leave without something new :)), and headed to the house to chill for a bit. We eventually proceeded to dinner at a place called Wild Wings, but not the 'Buffalo' kind. The food was really good and so we headed off to the first bar location. We ended up at a place called TLC (The Loose Cockaboose) to hear a band play and to chill for a bit. Unfortunately, it rained and the concert was cancelled, but we sat inside and jammed out to the music for a while anyways. We then headed to a pub called Kelly's. No, not my place, but a cute little place to hang out and dance to music. Then, even though we were exhausted, we jumped over to the last location called Sharkey's. It was a bigger club with two levels of different music playing. At this point, we were beyond tired and feeling slightly grumpy so we got our groove on for a little while longer and headed home. It was a good night. Here is a pic of us at dinner and then having some fun at some of the other places.
And that was the end of a great weekend. Happy Birthday Brotha-Man! :)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
On top of that, I've been a rather irresponsible student when it comes to the amount of time I've taken to study our weeks-worth of information. I'm trying to play catch-up as we speak...well, actually, I'm typing my blog as we speak, but you're my break if you know what I mean. It's interesting stuff and I really want to learn it, but it's really hard for me to look beyond the distractions and get it done. Also, as soon as I start reading, my eyes tell me it's naptime. It's crazy how fast I can fall asleep after just a couple of sentences. In my favor, my instructor cancelled tomorrow's class because he has continuation training of his own today and tomorrow, so we meet back up again on Wednesday. I guess that gives me the rest of today and all of tomorrow to get all souped up to learn even more on Wednesday. Yay! Let's see how I do!
In the meantime, I must get some good studying done and get ready to go work out when Chad gets home. Yay for being productive...or trying to be anyways. Adios for now!
Friday, April 11, 2008
I did my duties well though. I filled the food bowls, the water container and even cleaned out the kitty litter...for the first time in my life, haha. The only slight problem was that I never saw Jose. I went around the house "kitty-kittying" and...nothing. He's no where to be found. Kelly starts to get a little nervous. I then realize that there is a kitty door not only into the garage, but OUT of the garage into the 'prowl-world' as a kitty would probably refer to it. So, WHEW!, I'm saved. Then I talk to her later that day only to find out that she didn't want him to be able to go outside because he's only been with her for a week. She had placed the huge trash can (which was empty, mind you) in front of the 'prowl-world' kitty door before she left. Man, that kitty must be a strong one, because it was definitely turned on it's side when I got there. Talk about determination! Maybe he has a secret kitty-cat of his own, if you know what I mean ;) Anyways, long story short, I have been relieved of my kitty duties because she has returned (not because I lost the cat).
I just hope Jose can find his way back home after such a long and strenuous week out on the town. Come home Jose!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
-Chocolate Chip cookies.
-Homemade Oatmeal cookie dough...yes, I said the dough :).
-Sunshine & the occasional refreshing rainstorm.
-Chicken...the kind you eat.
-Music...it's on ALL of the time and makes life worth dancing to.
-Julio's chips & salsa...I'm going through TX chip and salsa withdrawal if you can't tell.
-Cinnamon rolls on a Sunday morning. (heck, really ANY morning ;))
-French toast with extreme powdered sugar....MMMMM!
-Goofy & gaudy travel picture frames.
-My digital camera to capture the greatest moments in our lives.
-Our wonderful set of professional Wusthof kitchen knives.
-Buttercream flavored Yankee candles.
-Guitar Hero...just call me master of the medium setting...I don't wanna brag, but I'm moving onto bigger things, like 'Hard'. haha.
-Birthdays & the splendid parties we throw.
-Shopping...when I have money to spend of course!
-Candy. Nuf' said.
-Pillows, pillows, pillows when I sleep. Chad can't usually find me for my pillow fortress, haha.
-Hot bubble baths accompanied with my Mood Aromatherapy candles from Victoria's Secret. I love them!
-The occasional spontaneous trip out of town.
-Dr. Pepper and/or Coca-Cola in a frosted mug....Yum.
-Kissing & cuddling with my hubby. Yum again.
*Notice, most of them are food/drink related, haha. Good luck to me on that workout plan! :-P
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
*Drink a Coca-Cola each every day. No, NOT diet, just regular, very caffein-y, bad for your teeth, sugary Coke. Anti-diet move right there. It takes about a mile and a half of running on a treadmill to burn off the 140 calories plus sugars conveniently provided to us in one 12 oz. can. It needs to be replaced by something healthy, I know...but what?! We like the bubbles :).
*Excessive TV time. We sit and watch all of our shows every night. That's like 17 hours in front of the TV Monday through Sunday. I'm not implying I want to stop watching any of our shows, but maybe use our time more wisely. I'll take this second to go ahead and say thank you God for the blessing of the DVR. Life made easier. (oh wait, maybe that's our problem....hmmm...nah! :))
*Ever seen Along Came Polly when Jennifer Aniston breaks Ben Stiller of his 'decorative pillow on the bed' habit that his first woman made him do? Well, Chad & I also have about six pillows on top of the three we use on a nightly basis on top of our bed when it's made. It's pretty, yes, but it seems especially silly to make it up everyday. We take the time to assemble the pillow tower only to have to take it back down 15 hours later when we crawl in bed. Mind you, Chad & I are 99% of the time by ourselves, meaning we are the only ones that enjoy seeing the pillows perfectly placed everyday. Maybe one day we'll get the knife to the pillows like they do and just let the feathers fly!
*We drink hot tea likes we were England-bred. We love it and consume at least one mug a day, sometimes two. Also bad for your teeth, but good for the soul ;). Barry's Tea Gold Blend from Ireland is the best hot tea on the planet. Not found in stores, but Yummmm.
*Every dinner is eaten on our lovely TV trays that we just couldn't do without. I'm telling ya, that TV is always on! And we're gonna get fat for it! :)
*Workouts are becoming more regular and intense, but I'm not seeing all that many results yet...at least we're making the effort though, right?! (had to praise us for something!)
On another note, the first day of class was great today. Talk about an information overload, but it was really good. My instructor is captivating, and 8 hours went by surprisingly fast. It's going to be a lot of work, but a fun challenge. Yay for that! Onto tomorrow!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Tonight I have a little tv to watch then comes a really hot and long bath to relax the muscles and body. I have to get in bed at a decent time tonight because I start school in the morning. I'm kind of anxious. It's like the first day of college when you want to get to class extra early so you get to pick your seat and then you get to watch everyone else walk in. Scopin' out the other subjects interested in real estate. It's nice being early so you don't end up being the one that everyone stares at that walks in right before class starts. Well, I must make me some dinner and off I go! I'll catch you up on my first day tomorrow!!
We then ate some pizza, bread & cheese, and drank a little wine while we watched a couple of movies. One being Becoming Jane with Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy. It was a good, old-timey love story about how Jane Austen came into being such a great novelist. Then we ruined the lovey-dovey mood by watching The Brave One with Jodie Foster. She was a bad-booty in that movie. I've never seen so much killing by a little blond woman. Kinda crazy, but a pretty good movie if you're into the intense ones!
Today, I've been watching the end of the America's Next Top Model marathon and it's finally over. I don't know why I like that show so much, but I do. I just envy them for the cool places they get to stay and visit. London, China, Japan, etc. One day I'll get my chance. For right now, I'm gonna get out of the house for a while and maybe work out later. Adios!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
My first time alone for multiple days in our house in NC. Pretty crazy! The whole bed to myself (not as good as it sounds) & no one to cuddle with during the movies (dang). He'll be back soon though.
I have a whole day ahead of me, so I guess I'll go try and do something interesting...see ya on the flip side! :)
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I never thought I would actually say something like what I'm about to say, but here it goes. I am actually very excited to get back into a schooling routine again. I have really missed the challenges that the classroom can present and also having something to judge my accomplishments (like tests). Although being a housewife is great for my lazy side, I really do like to feel like I accomplish things throughout the day, and until I have children, I think that cleaning the house and keeping it maintained gives me little of such feelings.
It's a five week course, going Tuesday & Wednesday from 9:00-5:00. Those sound like they're going to be some long days, but hopefully it is at least interesting! The adventure starts Tuesday, April 8th so wish me luck! :)
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I found a new favorite sparkling white wine called Marco Negri thanks to Dom & Shannon. It's an Italian wine which is where most of the wines I end up enjoying are from. Two bottles I think were drank strictly by me while we were there. Good stuff, you should check it out if you're interested in finding a new, very smooth, sweet & sparkly wine. It's a little pricey, sitting at about $18.99 a bottle, but it's worth every drop :)! I also developed a new liking for Camembert soft cheese. We ate some with bread at every meal. Yea, we don't mess around! MMMM to carbs!
We then were about to walk through the gardens when we saw a pretty tree to take a picture by, so we asked a gentleman nearby to help us out and take our picture. Thank you for your services nice man. :)
This was also one of my favorite flower trees. The picture turned out even better than I thought it would.