Friday, August 20, 2010

Time Off

Here is the picture of the day :) We had a family reunion in MO in June and Adam took me on my first ever four wheeling ride. I was pretty much a baby- we never got over 35 mph but we had a great time out alone together and see the grounds of his grandfathers place. Amazing.

I had time off this week... I always have Saturday off but I was raised with the mindset that Saturday is to play and enjoy and MAYBE do some work if you couldn't get it done during the week. But even homework on Saturday has to be done with some fun... AKA best friend coming over, laughing until all hours of the night and eating BAGS of chocolate filled caramels. YUM!!

So having Saturdays off now... I still have that same mentality. Adam and I sleep in, I make a fun breakfast. Usually pancakes because I LOVE them then we always do something fun. Even if it is just fun to us and we sit upstairs all day eating junk food and watching Big Bang Theory. You don't get things done on Saturday. In my world that is NOT what Saturday is for.

So having days of the week OFF this week... (We were suppose to go on vacation but didn't make it)- now that was an amazing thing. Wednesday I still slept in- I made muffins- then I cleaned the bathroom and the bedroom- this includes mopping and vacuuming- did dishes and even did ALL the laundry including sheets and towels. I felt like the woman. I spent the afternoon reading The Penderwicks. Awesome.

Thursday I slept in- made muffins again- then did all my "business" aka: finances, school stuff and work stuff for Adam, and things for work, then ran errands aka: grocery store and the post office. Then I came home and watched Steel Magnolias which made me SOB so I had to watch something happy so I picked Chocolat which of course made me hungry so I had to make brownies which led to dishes and there we go- day gone.

Today? I slept in, had cinnamon rolls (yeah- I am a fat lard when it comes to baked goods. Holy Yum) and then I spent my morning sewing/ crafting/ mending. And then after lunch, making banana bread which led to dishes again (I mention all the dishes because I think this is the largest amount of dishes I have ever done in a consecutive amount of days ever. I hate dishes) and then I spent the afternoon at the pool with some of the said banana bread and Little Women.

So to sum up... in three days I have eaten well, saved up on enough baked goods to last me another week, I have slept a lot, read through an entire book, did all my chores, cleaned my house, got all my errands done... and even enjoyed myself. Women- tell me. What do you DO when you don't work 40 hours a week? I think ones Adam gets a job and I don't work I am going to feel lost :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010


So, I have discovered that blogger will let me upload one picture per post. I know. Totally weird. But I am NOT a huge fan of the idea of making/ doing 20 posts just to post some pictures. SO- when I do have something to say I will just post a picture with it. No matter how random the picture may be. This is Adam and I when we went on a hike with some friends of ours when we first got into TN. We hiked to this place Laurel Falls. I was hilarious because I figured- its a hike right? I packed lunches, water, my notebook, camera, first aid kit- I was ready to hike across the Moors in Great Britain all over again. (Lie- I am not sure unless I had all 20 of my england girls with me that I could ever do that hike again.) The hike was 30 minutes and easy as pie. Everyone got a good laugh at me :) At least I was prepared unless something really did go wrong right?

This week has been great. Adams sister Amber and her husband Carson and kids Grayson and Cambree came for a visit. We have been eating out and swimming and watching movies like nobody business. I locked my keys in my car on Thursday so was able to get the day off work- fun, and I had a half day on Friday so we were able to do lots with them. They don't leave until this coming Wednesday so we have more to look forward too as well.

Adam found out on Friday that he did not get into the med school in this area like we were hoping. But- he continually amazes me at what a rock he is. He allowed himself to be upset, to cool down, and then stuck to his guns and applied to eight more medical schools. If we didn't get into ETSU it just means that though we were meant to be in Johnson City for this year- the Lord wants us somewhere else for the four years to come. I can't remember where all eight schools are but these are the ones I do: Florida, Memphis TN, Denver Colorado, Michigan, West Virginia, Washington DC... Oklahoma? Maybe it was Massachusetts.... Anyways. I'm sure one of them will prove to be the way to go! He is also gearing up to take the GRE and see about some med school programs we have been looking into.

LIfe otherwise has been all the normal. I am raging through another novel idea- raging meaning I cant stand to be away from my computer :) These moods usually last for a few weeks then I will get stuck and separate myself for a month before I have- and this is not a joke- a telling dream where the hard to write scene/ plot unfolds itself. Adam is considering whether to like the new Linkin Park CD or not (Doesn't matter he does or not- a new CD means a new tour and you BET we will see them in concert again!)

We are both still working hard- playing hard, and looking forward to some fall weather. Spoken like a true Oregonian and Jo Dee Mecina fan I say- bring on the rain!

Monday, August 9, 2010

I heart Lists

I LOVE blog posts that are in the form of a list. It reminds me of how Adam used to write his mission letters to me. And since it keeps me from rambling TOO much- that is what I am going to do now :)

We are trying out Star Trek. First season, first generation. It is hilarious.

I made pina colodas. Yum! Virgin of course. But still yum. Fruity and cold for a freaking hot humid day. Gah.

We are going out to the best wings place for dinner. Best is based on taste and price.

I weight 987 pounds. That is based off of how I feel, not off of what the scale actually says.

I miss the fall.

Adams work is making his muscles HUGE.

Spock wears too much eye make-up. Someone needs to fix that.

Adam is the BEST most calm most understanding person ever.

I have been talking to lots of old friends lately. Very fun.

My sister and I spent an hour on the phone together today. If you overheard the conversation it would have been very loud and thats all you would have understood.

Is there anyone who enjoys Twilight and Wuthering Heights equally?

Adams sister comes to visit on Wednesday. We are excited. She is HILARIOUS. And her kids are cute.

My bathroom is a mess. I am too tired to care, and I don't see myself caring until about Wednesday, and then I will only care if my sister in law sees it :)

We are anxious about med school. Or school in general. Or the future in general.

I wish I could wear sweat capris to a restaurant.

Thats about all thats going on in our lives. Work, and then finding the BEST way to enjoy ourselves in the evening whether that means going out for food and a movie or with friends, or going to bed at 9:40. Which we did do. On a Friday night. And we do NOT feel embarrassed to admit it. It was AWESOME.

Oh, and I love the show Chopped.

And Mc. Donalds french fries.

And Neil Diamond.

And Adam.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Half Day

Sometimes you look forward to a half day of work.

Then you get caught behind old slow drivers, and it so hot that in your all black car and all black outfit you SWEAT like a man, and then the FREE clinic charges you 55 dollars for something so routine you could have done it at home for ten, people get mad at you for having a job and working hard to make a living, and the woman behind the counter is SO mean that she makes you cry your whole way home.

So you get home at 2. You indulge in your cry though its not a good one. (Come one people- your smart enough to know there is a difference.) You husband comes home happy as happy only to dote on your then spend the next hour writing down stories his co-worker has told him that he wants you to turn into a book for him.

Then you have a homemade chicken salad croissant. And you change your blog background to trees and leaves because you are TIRED of the summer and ready for some color and some sweatshirts and leaves and school supplies make you happy inside of your heart.

And you remember that your hair is short and your jeans are a size six and they fit DESPITE southern women, and you also remember that things like Barbara Streisand, and The Big Bang Theory exist.

By four-o-clock you are still happy that Friday is your half day at work. (Even if blogger refuses to upload your pictures.)

Now if only there was a Cafe Rio in the south....