Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day

was a blast as usual. The weather was overcast for most of the day but we did get a wee bit of sun in the afternoon. Unfortunately it poured down rain yesterday so Joe's triathlon was cancelled. And I am still trying to recover today. Now I am just gearing up for work.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Happiness is

...being back at home after a long, working weekend over your birthday. To make matters worse, when I was feeling sorry for myself I reminisced to this time LAST year - we were in LA grooving to a live Madonna concert! How things change in a year!

Joe was very sweet and cooked a yummy and healthy salmon dinner for us last night. I am lucky to have a such a wonderful husband.

I am so looking forward to Lake Travis next weekend. Just gotta get through this week!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

Although I don't like the idea of getting older, I do like the idea of birthdays and birthday parties. We celebrated mine a little early this year since I will be with work peeps on my actual birthday.
Joe organized a dinner for me and my boys (and LT) at Mo Mong. We had a couple drinks at Guava Lamp afterwards. Low key but good times catching up with my favorite boys!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Getting older sucks

I have a bday in 4 days, but we're celebrating a bit earlier because I will be in Dallas for a work conference (ugh!). I am looking forward to seeing all my friends, but today I literally woke up on the wrong side of my head. I cannot turn my head to the left at all, so I feel like an old man, turning my whole body when I need to look that way. Dr. M prescribed something for muscle spasms, so hopefully that will help and I also saw the chiropractor today but I think this will take a little time to recover. I did this a few years ago as well...just slept on it funny and paid for it later. Ugh!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Three posts in one day

I just spent three hours at the jury room only to be told to go home. While I am glad I didn't get picked to serve on a trial that could go on for an infinite amount of time, I was a little disappointed as well. But I'm glad I had the day off - I really needed some down time to just hang out at home and scrap and not be hung over!
There is so much inspiration out there these days. I love it!
But all good things must come to an end and I must clean up my mess before my baby returns home.

self portrait challenge

Fun challenge from EF's blog. This photo is obviously edited to death, but I love it!

Doing my civic duty

I have a jury summons for this afternoon. While it is a little of a pain, I do get to miss work for a day (and hopefully only a day) and participate in our legal system. While I think being on a jury would be interesting, we have too much going on at work for me to miss more than a day. So we'll see!
In other news, I am finally recovered from my drunkeness this weekend. Marc, Darah, Richard and I met up with Amy and Co at a newish bar called Etro, located right behind Sliders. They played cool 80's music all night (Hold Back the Rain (Duran2), Have in Mind (Cetu Javu) were two of my favorites) and we had many drinks and a couple of redheaded slut shots (Jaeger and red bull). Those shots are what did me in. And not drinking very much over the past few months. I yakked outside of Marc's car (while sitting in the front seat - at least I didn't yak in the car!) and I also yakked when I got home, but that definitely helped my feel better-ish the next day.
I also got some happy mail yesterday! My Poppy Ink Kit and add-on, Cafe Prima flowers and the June CK. Fun fun fun!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

When the cat the away

the mouse gets very lonely! Joe with his mom in Phoenix visiting his Gram, Grandpa and Aunt Nancy. They left Wednesday night and he will be back Sunday afternoon. So I have been working, some scrapping, watching TV, and generally making a mess of the house. Luckily we are only working half a day today so I have time to clean up before he gets home.

I found another cute Q+A during my blog surfing. One day I may put some of these onto a scrapbook page!

Two Names I Go by: e and yarbs (nickname from my sister, don't ask)
Two Things I am Wearing Right Now: nightgown and Crocs
Two Things I Want (or have) in a Relationship: laughter and honesty
Two of My Favorite Things to do: scrap and visit with friends and family
Things I Want Very Badly At The Moment: shhhh....don't tell Joe, but I have major baby fever
Two pets I have: none...maybe we should get a furbaby first?
Two things I did last night: ate dinner at Collina's with Marc and Darah; laughed until I almost cried
Two things I ate today: since it's very early, I have had 2 pieces of toast with butter and jam
Two people I just talked to last: Joe and Marc
Two Things I'm doing tomorrow: working and kissing Joe when he arrives home
Two longest car rides: from Arlington to Angel Fire, New Mexico and From Arlington, TX to Colorado; both for ski trips with my parents when I was a mere teenager
aTwo Favorite Holidays: New Year's Eve and Memorial Day (spend fun times with friends)
Two favorite beverages: Propel and Absolut Tonic

This is fun stuff!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Back to the real world

Our vacation in Cancun was fabulous! We played in the ocean, napped on the beach, hung out by the pools, got massages and facials, ran, ate yummy food, watched the sun rise and set, shopped, worked out, parasailed and snorkeled. A whole lot of nothing, really, which is the best kind of vacation.

The best part: hard to say, but I was most surprised when we got on the plane and our seats were 3A + B - in first class. I wish I could fly first class all the time!

Friday, May 04, 2007

And we're off!

Of course Joe got up at the crack (before 5am!!!!) to ride his bike. And I just lazed around and surfed the internet. But we're on vacation - woo hoo! I have just an hour to get ready so toodles until Monday or Tuesday!
5 Years ago my Joey and I gave ourselves to each other! Yay us!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

One more day

I know I'm supposed to appreciate the little things in life and take joy in the mundane. And overall I think I do (except those times when work stresses me out - but that happens to everyone). But I am so excited to take this little getaway with Joe - I hope this helps us reconnect some more. Between work, school and training we don't just hang out and BE and this is what I want to do over the weekend. No plans, no agenda, just the two of us on the beach! And just one more day before we get there - woot woot!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Tired today

My allergies are making me feel very run down today. I skipped yoga because I just wasn't feeling it. All I really want to do is go to sleep. But I haven't finished packing for our trip yet so maybe I'll just take a little nap before Joe gets home.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

One word at a time

Found this on some random blogs as I was surfing. Fun stuff.

1. Yourself? Sleepy
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend? Husband
3. Your hair? Short
4. Your mother? the best
5. Your father? quiet
6. Your favorite thing? chocolate
7. Your dream last night? deep sleep
8. Your favorite drink? Propel
9. Your dream car? BMW 5 series
10. Room you're in? stuffed
11. Fear? illness
12. What you want to be in 10 years? momma
13. Muffins? blueberry
14. Who you hung out with last night? Joe
15. What you're not? Organized
16. Time? 8:43 PM
17. What you're wearing? shorts
18. Favorite weather? spring
19. Favorite book? Lord of the Rings
20. Last Thing You Ate? Cliff bar
21. Worst vice? procrastination
22. Best friend(s)? Joe and Ting
23. Thinking about right now? need to stop surfin'
24. Car you drive? BMW
25. Your life? Can't complain

A month to remember

Yay - it's May. My favorite month of the year, mostly because it's my birth month and it's my wedding month. Woot woot! We are off to Cancun on Friday so I am going to be positive the rest of the week and not stress about work too much.
We partially made our goal this month - the first time this year! So at least momma will be getting a mini bonus to help pay for the Tory Burch Patent Leather totes she just purchased! I bought one in black and one in white - one for Tinger and one for myself. I missed the UPS guy yesterday but called them and they will be delivering to work on Wednesday.
I got some happy mail last week and yesterday as well. My second Heidi Swapp package with lots of yummy goodness.
I also got the Ali Edwards KOTM fro CK, last week. I've read some negative stuff about the cute stamps so I think I will try them out for myself.
Too bad we will be gone for National Scrapbooking Day this Saturday, but I think I'll take Cancun. :)