Friday, March 26, 2010


Did you know that it is Friday? Friday at 3:44 pm to be exact.

Yesterday was Thursday. Yesterday I did not do a Thankful Thursday post. I'm a slacker.

However, yesterday my hubs did make dinner. Well, after I reminded him that he had agreed to make dinner he threw a pork roast in the crock pot with some stuff. I don't know that I have ever mentioned to him that I don't particularly care for pork anything, bacon excluded. Not only do I not really care for pork but I like my meats seasoned, not just plain or rubbed with olive oil like the salmon that he makes. So anyways, I came home to a crock pot full of water and beans. Now, my dad is a big fan of bean soup, so I knew that he would love it no matter what. When dinner time rolled around there were plates and bowls on the table because Brad knew that it was more like stew then roast. Bean soup....... the same bean soup that my dad loves to make that only he and my brother ever liked. In said bean soup was a whole pork roast, not cut up or anything ...... just in there. I don't understand how this man has made it this long and hasn't learned that sometimes it's a good idea to find a recipe. After I smothered the pork with HP sauce and added a bit of season salt to the "bean soup" it was ok. Not ok good, just ok. I really do appreciate that he made food so I didn't have to but, I wish we liked things cooked similarly.

On another note, my brother and his family are moving this weekend. We will be moving them across town, not far but still, it snowed last night. I'm looking forward to seeing my little dude. Isn't this picture of him great?

This is soo JJ. I love him. Silly kid.

Hmm, there you go ... that's my post for the day..... enjoy.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sad Face

My camera is missing.

It may very well be not just missing, but gone for real.

I left it at church in the kitchen after one of our youth events. This was two weeks ago. I have asked around and no one has seen it or anything. My next try is to see if the church secretary has it or knows about it. So, at least for now, I am down to the pictures my phone can take. Thank goodness it has a decent little camera on it.

The person that has my camera now has pictures of my sisters wedding, our cats, and the kids in our youth group serving spaghetti to 80 people at church. But then, the fish in the ocean have my pictures from 5 years ago that I took in Myrtle Beach and pictures from my college graduation. I hope they are ALL enjoying my photos.
I guess I should really start saving up for this bad boy now......*drool*

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thankful Thursdays!

That's right! Today is finally Thursday!

  • Spring weather - I love the smell of spring, the sounds, the flowers, the rain, the sun..... I love it all.
  • Sneakers - I don't understand the Ugg trend. I was never a fan. I still am not. It's nice to see more sneakers around then Uggs or their knockoffs.
  • Nephews - I love my nephew. I love his laugh. I love how hard he laughed on Sunday when Erin and I were singing the Frog Song to him at Bob Evans and the how hard he still laughed as he, Mom and I sang it on the way home. Annd when we sang it with his daddy.
  • Date nights - that's right people, I have an upcoming date night. My hubby loves me and his prof told him to make sure not to do anything school related Friday or Saturday. If I didn't have a Mary Kay event for my sister to go to, we would probably be going away for Friday/Saturday.

Those are my thankful things. What are yours?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

That's right it's St. Paddy's Day. It is the first time in YEARS that I'm at work on the 17th. On the 17th of March I'm usually running back and forth between two to three Irish pubs in town as the only dancer over 21 in the band. Two dances per show, 4 to 6 shows during the day. This year however...... nada. I wasn't asked in time. I didn't take to day off and no shows were gone over with me to prepare for this crazy day.

It's good and bad, I think. It's usually a lot of fun. The drunks are funny and dancing an angry jig at/for drunks is always a good time. I'm a fan of picking one that's close to dance for/at and watching their reaction. However, the driving and running and dancing is usually hard on me. My mom usually takes the day off to run with me and help with shoe changes and having the car ready to go to get me to the next place. Also, beer on leather shoes sucks! I get to save a pair of shoes this year, so that's pretty nice.

I guess, all in all, I'm missing it this year. Next year I'll make sure to mention something, that way I'm not sitting here feeling like I'm missing out on something. Not sad that I'm not marching in the parade though. Have fun Cap City! Knock their socks off!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


This is what I saw today on my break! I'm so excited that spring has come to Ohio. I have been waiting, it seems like this winter went on forever. Spring is my favorite season. I love the newness that you can feel during this time of year. You can't beat the smell of the air in the Spring either. Ahhhhhhh. I just wish that I would get the spring cleaning bug. :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Work related tragedy.

This incident happened a few blocks from my building. It happened early this morning and the university has sent out a few updates without information. This is the first update that had any information in it.

University police provide update on campus shooting

University Police have confirmed the identities of the victims and suspect in a shooting that occurred on campus earlier this morning. They also have confirmed two deaths.
• Larry , 48, building services manager, a victim in the shooting, was pronounced dead at the scene earlier this morning.
• Henry , 60, operations shift leader, also a victim, is in stable condition at the Medical Center
• Suspect, Nathaniel, 51, custodial worker, sustained a self-inflicted gunshot at the scene and was transported to Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival

More than 1/2 dozen employees were working at the Maintenance Building, when the suspect entered an office suite with a gun and began shooting. Those employees and other coworkers have been offered grief counseling.The incident appears to be work related. Brown was hired in October 2009.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

99 Things

I stole this from Michelle's blog. How many of these 99 things have you done? My accomplished tasks are in bold.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars (does camping count?)
3. Played in a band (middle school)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when your not ill.
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (Heck yes!)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason (such a sweet husband)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (my collarbone)
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (I flew over it, does that count)
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox (twice)
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

36/99. Not so good. I need to work on these things. Hmmm I'll try to save a life and be in a movie today. Not looking good as I'm at work until 4:30, but who knows what the evening will hold! Join a book club, now that's manageable.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Erin's thinking of auditioning for GLEE!

My sister, Erin, over at Dishes & Wishes is collecting votes as to which song she should send in for an audition for the FOX show Glee. Give you opinion and watch her rise to stardom!

If you haven't checked out the show, your missing out. It completes me like Dawson's Creek did in it's first couple seasons. Ahhhhh, to dive into a great show. :)

It's growing!

So when Erin, at Dishes & Wishes, was little she used to wander away from my parents at the store. When she did this you always knew to look in the toy aisle to get find her. What we didn't know until later is that she would go and find these.

Then she would head to the closest bathroom and dump the whole package in a toilet, watch them grow and the run back to either the toys or to find mom and dad. When holidays roll around now I try to remember to get her a pack, that way she can legally watch them grow.

For my birthday, Brad got me one of these that was a duck egg.
It's the same concept. You fill a bowl with water and place the egg in the water and as he grows inside of the egg, he hatches! Here is a picture story of my little ducks life thus far.

Day 1 (We put him in the water the night before)

This morning when I woke up he looked like this.

I helped him out of his shell and changed his water and when I left this morning he looked like this.

I know you guys are super excited to see how my little guy grows. I plan on taking pictures every day of his growth. Stay tuned to catch all of the exciting updates.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wendy's Fail!

So today I got to eat some of my leftover birthday quiche for lunch. Since I only brought a normal sized piece of quiche, I stopped down at Wendy's to pick up a side salad. My quiche was just as good today as yesterday and then I opened my salad. I love that they come with croutons. I never used to like croutons, but now I love them. I pulled out my croutons and look at how delicious the look.
Don't the look delicious? When I flipped it over though........

Two months!!! Two months, really?? Thanks goodness it's just stale bread. That's right, two months expired and I ate them. They were too yummy to toss.

Do you eat things that are past the expiration date?

Thankful Thursdays!

That's right, it's Thursday! And I'm thankful..... for.....

  • People who love me the way I am.
  • Siblings that will hear me out.
  • Weird dreams that you remember in the morning.
  • Birthdays.
  • Family Game Night (more on that later)
  • Google. I learn so much from googling things.
  • Quiche YUM!!!!!!

I think that's a pretty good list for today.

What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Birthday for me!

So I'll start out saying that today is my 29th Birthday! Happy Birthday to me! I think its amazing how many posts you get on your birthday through Facebook. Gotta love that little calendar notice thing on the side.
Now, I have never not looked forward to a birthday. They tend to sneak up on me because it's only the second day of the month. In February you can't see that it's coming on the calendar and then you flip the page and poof, it's the next day.
Anyhow, this year I'm having a hard time with it. It maybe that I'm almost 30 and 30 is officially grown up. Your supposed to have your act together by 30. I always thought I would have two kids by 30. I thought I would have a house by 30, a bedroom suite that matched, real furniture. I thought I would be comfortable in my life at 30. I didn't think I would be dealing with a husband going through law school, or living in my parents house again, or working diligently to pay off our debt.
I love that Brad has finally found something that really interests him and is pursuing that. I'm glad that my parents are kind enough to let us live with them until he gets out of school. I'm glad that I have a stable job with benefits. I'm glad that we have the ability to pay down debt hardcore. I'm glad that I have a great life, even if it's not the life that I imagined at 14 or 24.
So here's to a birthday that teaches me that not all dreams are meant to be fulfilled in your time. I'm still not loving turning 29 though. :)