Tuesday, September 30, 2008

17 days!

We FINALLY have power - woo hoo! Thanks so much to my baby sister for having us over last week and letting us use your washer and dryer! This month has been such a haze. I spent most of it on the road and the rest in the dark! Blogging has really been out of the question, but since I got out of work early today I thought I'd leave a little eye candy from our trip (long overdue!)

A cool view of the plane ride to BarcelonaMe outside the emergency room before getting stitchesHanging out at the beachMy cuties at the villaOur villaHappy birthday Alan!Some good seafoodView from the villaIn StigesAnd BarcelonaI still have 847 photos to go through from the trip...it's like reliving it again!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

fingers crossed

Everyday I keep my fingers crossed that the power will be miraculously restored to our house. So far it has not. But I keep hoping today is the day!

Again, I can't complain. We have a great place to stay. We have food to eat. I just want to go home!

Monday, September 22, 2008

September where did you go?

This has been the oddest month for me. The first week was spent in Spain. The 2nd and 3rd weeks in Dallas. The last week will be in good old h-town, but so far I have not slept in my own bed. Fortunately Tingaling and Boom got power last Friday so I have been able to sleep in a home with power throughout this whole Ike thing, but I literally have not lived without some sort of suitcase this whole month!

Good things from Sept so far:
-Ibiza (duh!) and hanging out with my boys
-staying with mom and dad
-seeing Ree and Ann
-not having to work any one-day post-ops (so far)
-not having any major house damage from Ike

Annoying things about Ike:
-not staying in my own home
-no power
-no access to edit my photos from the trip

I guess I really shouldn't complain. A friend of mine lost her husband last week (in an incident unrelated to Ike) and we went to his funeral today. I don't think I have ever seen so many people in one church ever. The sanctuary was packed and people were even sitting upstairs (I didn't even really know there was an upstairs). My heart aches for her and her 3 boys. So I know I could be worse off than I am and will stop complaining now.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

the coolest thing ever

I don't know why this touched me but it makes me want to make something. Who's in?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

swirling in my mind

5 days in a hotel by yourself can drive you crazy. So instead I spend even more time on the internet than I usually do. Things I have discovered in my surfing:
-Old Navy has some new designers or something. Their Sept collection is totally cute and I have found some things I would like to have.
-I still really want those Tory Burch booties.
-Fashion blogs are fun and make me wish I were 18 again so I could wear crazy/experimental clothes. I still feel like I am trying to discover my style so I am lazy and wear what is comfortable. But I don't want to be comfortable; I want to be fabulous!
-Hurricane Ike is still going through Houston but the hubs and house are still standing.
-Facebook still hasn't lost its novelty.
-I am hungry from being up over 2 hours already (hotel sleep just isn't as good as home sleep).
-I am ready for the weekend. Hopefully we will not be too busy today, with the imminent rain and all.
I guess that's all for now. I am off to get some breakfast and finish packing up!

Friday, September 12, 2008


...here in Dallas. The upside is that I get to spend the weekend with the 'rents and don't have to get on a plane tomorrow. And I get to avoid the rain at home. The downside is that I won't see the hubs until next week and will be worrying about him and our peeps because of Hurricane Ike. The other downside is that I tend to shop when I have nothing better to do and have found all sorts of clothes and shoes that I need for the fall! Fortunately I have yet to actually buy anything, but I am very very very close to claiming those Tory Burch booties as my own!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Although I am very disappointed to have to stay in the metroplex over the weekend because of Ike (Boo!), I know worse things could have happened. And have happened. This is just a token of my remembrance in my little space of the universe.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On why H-town is a better place to live than Big D

Well, at least one reason...in H-town if you live ITL (inside the loop), anywhere you may want to go is no more than 20 minutes away. The city itself is very central even if the area that is considered Houston is large. In Dallas you not only have the surrounding cites of Dallas but those of FW too. The DFW metroplex is HUGE and can take forever to get to wherever you want to go. I am SO not into commuting!

And that's my 2cents for today.

P.S. Please Hurricane Ike pass us up so I can go home on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Back home...almost

After a whirlwind vacation to Ibiza, Sitges and Barcelona, Spain, I am finally back home. Well, at least back in Texas! I spent one night in our bed before heading out to the Big D for work. I will be spending most of Sept up here as we are opening a new center near the 'rents (which is why I volunteered to work up here in the first place!) and the doc for Plano quit.

The hotel is fairly decent and I have quite a bit of space in my room, which is nice. I even ran 4 miles this morning, which proved that I am a klutz because I tripped and fell...again! Fortunately I just scraped up my left knee a little and bruised my pride a bit as well but otherwise no worse for the wear.

I forgot to bring the USB cable for my camera up with me so my posts will be a bit boring with no new photos...but I will post one from our tripJust me and some of my boys at Pacha in Ibiza. I can't believe we were there just a week ago...I am ready for another vacation ;)

Monday, September 01, 2008

It never fails...

within 10 minutes of arriving at the villa (fabulous, by the way - apparently Duran Duran stayed here 2 weeks ago!!), as I was scoping out which room we wanted, I tripped on the stairs and split open my right shin. Luckily our housekeeper was also a nurse and wrapped it up, but she also advised that I would probably need stitches. So we found the hospital and for 70 euros they stitched me right up.

Needless to say, having this injury is not conducive to dancing, so I stayed in and slept instead. I am feeling almost good as new, just a little battered and bruised.

We are off the eat at a restaurant on the beach right now. It is so beautiful here...will try to post photos later.