Friday, August 19, 2011

Whirlwind Much?

Married? Check...Honeymooned? Check...Moved into the townhouse? Check...Moving outta the townhouse? Umm...what?! Moving out? We just got settled! Ha, nope. Uncle Sam says you're not staying in that townhouse that you just spent four months getting into "decent" shape, you're moving to Hillbilly Haven, Tn...or Germany...fantastic!
Our married life has been a whirlwind of big decisions, me learning how to accept things that I cannot change, and very much tackling the big girl idea of living outta my comfort zone.
During the course of our first military move, we have traveled to Tn, signed the lease for a gorgeous new house that we actually both agreed on (amazing!), traveled back home and are smack dab in the middle of living like the homeless as we spend our few final weeks in Md. I am battling the notion of leaving home and it is not coming easy for this cry baby. Anxiety is running high in my pretty lil head and fear of the unknown kills me. The hubby is trying his best to work with me as I move from one freak out to the next and bless his lil heart (isn't that how Southern women talk?... just practicing...)  he is dealing with his emotional train wreck of a wife like a champ. I find myself changing more each day. It's scary. I don't want to lose the person that I am but am working on becoming a newer model without the kinks of fear and anxiety looming over my head. Slowly learning that life is an adventure. Make the best of what is thrown my way. And, above all, God is in control.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Think You Know Me?

A. Age: 25 with the popping joints of a 50 yr old :P

B. Bed size: Full for now, queen in 2 weeks :)
C. Chore you dislike: What are chores?

D. Dogs: The Bon Bon
E. Essential start to your day: my 2 min phone chat with the fella

F. Favorite color: purple purple purple

G. Gold or silver: silver please

H. Height: short. 5′ 4”

I. Instruments you play(ed): Mmm....violin in 5th grade

J. Job title: General Educator aka teacher

K. Kids: no thanks, lets get the wedding taken care of first

L. Live for ______: love

M. Most embarrassing moment: mmm being a clutz and falling? I guess peeing behind a tree when I was lil and getting caught was pretty embarassing at the time...

N. Nicknames: myrtle

O. Overnight hospital stays: none yet

P. Pet peeves: spitting, poor table manners (don't need to see whats in your mouth, thanks though), parents letting their kids be brats

Q. Quote from a movie: Noah: Well that's what we do. We fight. You tell me when I'm being an arrogant son of a bi*ch and I tell you when you are being a pain in the a$$ which you are 99% of the time. I'm not afraid to hurt your feelings. You have like a two second rebound rate and your back do doing the next pain in the a$$ thing.
Allie: So what.
Noah: So it's not going to be easy. It's going to be really hard. And we're going to have to work at this every day. But I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day.

S. Siblings: big bro

T. Time you wake up: 6:30 am

U. University attended: stuck 3 years at Essex, then 2 at Towson

V. Vegetables: yumm

W. What makes you run late: the fact that I absolutely HATE my hair and it never cooperates. That and the fact that I wait till the last possbile moment to get outta bed then I'm rushing around.

X. X-rays you’ve had: Just at the dentist

Y. Yummy food you make: umm...making food? takeout please...I guess I can bake if I'm in the mood

Z. Zoo animal favorites: I love to watch the monkeys :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wedding Plans

The following is a link to our wedding website through "The Knot" If you happen to stop by to visit, be sure to sign the guestbook! :)

Ranting my life away...

Ok. Time to vent. Lists are best for the ADD in me. Shall I begin?

1.) People not willing to take a stand. Yes-I do fall into this category to a certain degree but when it is a matter of black and white- TAKE A FREAKIN STAND! Support others, not knock them down. Be a good friend. Speak the truth in love. Things we learn in kindergarten.

2.) Parents. I write notes and put reminders in the kids homework books each week. READ THEM! If it says sign and return-SIGN AND RETURN the dang paper! If it has a due date on it-ABIDE BY THE DUE DATE! I have become hardened to parents. No longer are the days where I will try to please all of you. YOU have turned me into the seasoned teacher that will NOT chase you down. If you forget a due date, reminder note or something else of the sort we are going to chalk it up as an oversight on your part and do not expect me to rectify it by going out of my way for you. I will not stand for being yelled at, screamed at, or cursed at. If you cannot talk to me as a professional adult you may leave and try again once you are finishied throwing your temper tantrum of a fit. Furthermore, I will not spend my entire planning period (all of 20 minutes) talking to you about trivial matters such as lost library books that YOU and YOUR CHILD are responsible for, reasons you are late EVERY day, or a list of excuses as to why you did your childs homework (which btw great job I give you a check plus on kindergarten homework...if only I could get little Johnny to write in cursive in class as neatly as he does on his kindergarten homework). Kids are sponges. They learn by example. Teach them organization. Teach them honesty and responsibility, not excuses. Everyone loses things, has a bad day, doesn't have time to get tasks accomplised, or fails at times. Accept responsibility and walk away with a valuable learning experience.

3.) Wedding plans. I am not going to conform to the pressure. It's about the marriage NOT the wedding. It is not in me to have a barbie doll wedding. Yes, I want it to be nice with some pretties but I will not take my parents broke with a formal wedding and wasting thousands of dollars on trivial things. I will not be the girl who obsesses over napkins and invitations. You know what? I bought my invitations at Joanns and am printing them myself. Thats right-I did not spend $3.oo on each invitation to have it professionally personalized. And you know what? I'm ok with that. I am not having the typical reception. I don't know if we'll even have room at the restaurant to have our first dance. I've accepted that. I don't know how the food will be. I've accpeted that. Military life is teaching me a hard lesson on being flexible. I hate it but I'm learning. I have all I need knowing that I have HIM. Wedding planning? We have the preacher. We're set. I'm working on accepting that :)

4.) MY parents. Bless their overbearing, controlling lil hearts. I am an adult at the ripe old age of 25. I do not need to be reminded that it's a "school night". I do not need to call to check in every hour. You do not need to know where I am and who I am with every minute of my life. I understand the worrying and concern but let's loosen the reigns a bit huh? :)

5.) Snow days. I'm a teacher. I'm all about snow days but...WHAT THE HECK. I'm trying to plan a wedding HEeellooooo?!?!?! Let's lay off the blizzard and icy conditions until next year please.

Oh and what to do on this snow day? Eat bags of candy that will make me break out worse than I already am because of stress and worry, do my nails that haven't been decently taken care of in MONTHS, take a bath, (if I can get our wonderful hot water heater to provide me with enough HOT water), wedding plans that I WILL NOT stress about, and maybe a chic flic or some good ol Gilmore Girls to wind up the night.

Disclaimer: I am not always this cranky. Crankiness is attributed to the rudeness, irresponsibility-ness ( yes it's a word-I say so) of others. This too shall pass.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

U- Turn

Me? Yes Blogging? Yes. Again? Yes. I did it in college. College? Wasn't that like a zillion years ago? So, I'm doing a U-turn and returning back to the blogging world. I'm gonna put it out there's mine...Yes, I do sound like one of my five year olds...but the blog is mine and I'm gonna write what I want, how I want. Life is changing. I am changing. If you think I might hurt your feelings saying what I want then go play somewhere else. Otherwise, lets clear the runway and prepare for takeoff!