Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wedding anniversaries

The hubby and I just celebrated our 2nd Wedding anniversary.  We enjoyed a fun week of celebrating. On Tuesday, the actual day, we were able to watch the US beat Mexico at Brewhouse amongst friends.  It was very appropriate considering we meet at Brewhouse while watching soccer, so when the qualifier game fell on our date, what better way to celebrate!

Saturday was the romantic date night at Little Ally Steakhouse. Best steaks we have ever had; melts like butter in your mouth. 
The sweetest thing about anniversaries is sticking to the traditional anniversary gifts. 

It makes gift buying become creative and thoughtful.  It took me forever to find the fabric cuff links, but thanks to the Internet I was successful. I don't know how hubby found a pillow with part of our saying on it, but I love it.

Bonus gift: cotton candy ice cream! 

Sunday avoidance

I'm enjoying just sitting on my porch. Doing nothing but sipping coffee and watching my cats try to attack a hummingbird.  Actually, I'm avoiding the task of grading papers.  This is the downfall of teaching English.  The students work to create, edit, and publish a paper for me to read, yet I do not have the energy outside of school to grade them. 
It's hard to judge someone's autobiography essay. What do I grade?  If it is the grammar, then that takes a while to sit through and read every word. It's not like I can speed read to catch every error, so I'm going to continue sipping my coffee until the last of the coffee pot is done.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Joys and pains of weathering

I've been wanting to treat the large windows of our place for a while now. You can feel the cold air seeping in from these windows as you sit on the couch. I found DIY weather film at Walmart and decided that I can do this! Well, hubby said he could do it, but I was bored during spring break, so onto this project I went.

Applying the weather tape was easy. The tricky part was measuring and cutting the film. I learned the hard way not to balance on a speaker while setting scissors to rest on the back of the couch. They fell perfectly onto my toes. Thank God they weren't open or else I would be posting this from the ER room.
After applying the film onto the weather tape was a challenge, but knowing I get to blow dry the film to shrink wrap it kept me going. This is the fun part of weathering windows. Something about watching the film tighten and shrink is soothing.
During this process, Little Man thought it would be fun to eat the trash. Even with the trash box closed, he managed to get the trash out of the box and take off running with the trash in his mouth. Fun for him, not for me who had to hunt down said pieces of trash. All said and done, the windows are weatherized, and I can sit comfortably by the windows to read. Now we realize how much energy it saves (I had to turn down the heater) we want to weather strip all the windows.....better find a better trash canister.

Saturday, February 02, 2013


There are many levels of rejection, but the worst is when your husband finds you physically repulsive.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress

OK, you get the point.  I'm telling ya, thank God for pinterest, or else I would show up to work wearing pajama pants everyday and a day old t-shirt.  I daily search for work outfit ideas.  Then I go to my closet and stare, and grab three things I never thought to pair, and Whoola! a cute outfit that disguises the insanity going on inside.

I have also finally learned how to style the short short hair that I'm now donning.

I'm excited to be busy, however, I feel like I have not been able to catch my breath.  When I do sit down and play video games on a "forced" break, I find myself feeling guilty.  Then I approach work again with the frazzled look of a cat that just got dunked in cold water.

This stress finally got the better of me this past weekend.  I caught the flu.  I mean the full blown flu with fever chills and all.  I took a bath to try to wash the ick away, and I had to call in the hubby to test the water for me.  I couldn't tell if the water was hot or cold.  I was sitting in a tub of undetectable temperature.  For all I knew, I could have been roasting off my patootie.  (yes I work with kids now, which is forcing me to clean up my language.....this blows)

Luckily with meds and amazing people at work to cover my classes, I was able to be on the mend.  Coming back from delirium I found even more work piled up for me to conquer.  One day at a time sista'. <---ok now that sounds stupid.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


I went and chopped off my hair.  Plus, colored it.  I spent the last five years growing out my hair and not coloring it.  I highlighted my hair this past summer, which made me yearn for blond hair again. Then, I decided to just go for the bob.

Man, when they handed me a foot long pony tail, I almost ran out of the salon.  I do have to give amazing props to Tony at Riley Salon.  He made sure that he took his time, and he looked at the photo I brought it ensure he got the styling correct.
The best part, he actually talked me through the styling.  It has been so long since I've had short hair, so I was nervous about styling.  Especially since I have never been good with hair styling.

I don't get how these women can make their hair do these amazing styles to their hair.  I have watch YouTube videos after YouTube videos, yet I still don't get it.  So when Tony explained each step to me as well as which products to use, I  felt at ease about the new cut.  Today will be the first time I will style and curl it on my own.....wish me luck!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Truly home

I have been home for a couple of months now.  There are things I miss about North Carolina, okay the beach mainly.
I am happy to be living with my husband, finally, but I still missed when we were at the beach house together.

It was not until last night when I was like "I'm home." I went to day one of Music Midtown (day two will commence in two hours) with a friend who drove down from NC.  While we were standing in front of the the Avett brothers' stage, I turned around and saw the midtown buildings protruding from piedmont parks' trees.  That moment reminded me of how much I love Atlanta.  A big city with lots of exciting things to offer depending on your interests, yet so nurturing and easy to enjoy.  The city too busy to hate has some truth to it, but the bigger truth is it is a city that everyone loves therefore no reason to show hate.

I'm sure there will be a time that hubby and I will move someplace else (depending on his career path after finishing his MBA), but no place could be as intriguing as Atlanta has been to me these past 9 years. The other 20 years have been around Metro Atlanta, so my whole life has been true to one city.

Monday, August 06, 2012