Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My 2nd work week and I'm already sick ....

If any of you have ever worked around kids in a mass setting or even sent your kiddos to day care you know that the germs are endless. Your body eventually builds up a kick ass immune system but the first few weeks, well they are tough. So tough that I took yesterday and today off so I wouldn't die on the job. (I am not dramatic at all, FYI) My fever reached as high as 103.7 - I really did feel like I was dying. Poor Justin - he took such great care of me and really put up with a lot of whinning and crying. He has been a life saver. So here is to hoping all the sick germs miss us and Justin does NOT catch this....

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Catch up...

After a million trips last weekend and a lot of sleepless nights, I am officially moved in with Justin. Now, moved in in the sense that all my stuff is here. I am living in boxes and chaos but I am here. Today is the day I will unpack and organize. That's my goal at least.

We have had a long weekend. We had a bad storm that killed our power. This wouldn't be such a big deal but Justin's parent's house has to be kept on a generator due to flooding in the basement and a pump in the basement. Again not a big deal if the generator would have started within the first three hours of trying. And usually this wouldn't keep us up all night but Justin's parents were at the beach house so it was our issue. The next night we went to bed at 6:30, lol.

I started my new job this week. So far so good. I feel like this is where my heart is telling me to be and I really am glad I made this choice.

Other than that this week has been pretty normal. We are just trying to get the house organized, get used to the new schedule and figure out how to make everything work for the both of us :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Goodbye Old, Hello New

1. Today is my last day at my current job. I am not nearly as sad as I thought I'd be. I am excited. Excited to see what the future holds and where my new job will take me.
2. This weekend is my last weekend in my apartment. In another two loads of stuff I will be officially living with Justin. Home is where the heart is....
3. Today we left Buster for the first time ALL day at the new house. Justin's dad is stopping by a little after 4 to check on him and give him a potty break since we will be home late (we are gathering another load today). It is a trial run that  needs  HAS to do well. He will be home for 8-9 hours a day now....
4. It is amazing weather here today. Perfect for moving. Please say a prayer that the rain holds off.
5. Last night I tried my first green beer. Please don't laugh.
6. I really wasn't sure how I would feel - new job, new house lots of new in my life. But I am 100% at peace with my choices and feel really REALLY good about everything. Justin seems to be too, at least I hope he is. HA
7. And last but not least, How 'bout those Mountaineers?! I love March Madness.

Monday, March 14, 2011

It's Just another Manic Monday....

My last week living in Morgantown and my last week at my current job. Lots of changes. Lots of good changes.

This weekend was nice. Friday we loaded up my Jeep and headed to Justin's our house. We cleaned up around his house tried to organize and get things settled but as you all know, when you move EVERYTHING is chaos.

We went to a local Coffeehouse to see two musicians Saturday night - Andrew McKnight and Lisa Taylor with Justin's parents. It was a really nice night and nice to have a break from the mess.

Sunday we enjoyed Saturday's break so much we decided to go shoot guns and enjoy the sunshine for a few hours. I took this picture with Justin's new Nikon D3100 - Can I just tell you that I lovvvvvvveeeee this camera. It is amazing. (so isn't he...bahah)

Today is my Nan's birthday, our first one without her. She was an amazing lady and one we all miss daily.

I had a mid morning massage today, it was just what I needed. Justin and I started back up with the C25K and my muscles are sore. I need to stretch better and more. Plus add in some more water! Although I am tight and sore today, the massage really helped and I am ready to run tomorrow :)

I have only an hour left of work, this daylight savings change has made today seem to fly by, even though I am tired today I will gladly take the sun staying out longer and the warmer temps mid day!

I am ready for this week to be over and for Justin and I to be settled into ONE home, together. Have a good week!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Calm Before the Storm....

I have 7 night left in my Apartment, it is sudden and I am really Ok with it.  I love my roomie. She is fabulous. She wanted to be able to keep the apartment after I left, we do have a pretty awesome place, and I told her if she found a roomie that needed the place sooner than May we could be negotiable. Well she found someone and he needed it ummmm yesterday, lol. So over the next week I will have EVERYTHING out of my apartment and be officially living with Justin. I couldn't be more excited. So if I am MIA for the next week, you know why. I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

A little bit of this and a little bit of that...

  • Another Monday morning is here ( I started this blog post almost 4 hours ago)... Yesterday we had a nasty weather day. A cold front came in and brought snow.  This is the view on our way home last night. I wasn't amused.

  • Today it is sunny and high of 40. I will take the sun and higher temps any day. I am over snow. I am over being cold and I am over winter.
  • I am thankful for warmer temps today too because tonight I (Justin too) am starting (for the second time) Couch to 5k. I finished it up last year end of August. I am anxious to start again. I am really disappointed that I fell off the wagon and even stopped swimming. I used the cold, the ice and everything under the sun as an excuse. It is time to start the process again. I felt so great when I was running, I'm hoping the runner's high comes back.
  • I am also really pushing myself because one of my best friend's has moved up her wedding from Sept to May. She has also moved it to the beach, which would be great if I wasn't the size I am. So hopefully over the next 11 weeks I can lose some weight and feel better about myself so when I stand up with her I am not so self conscious.
  • However, despite all of that I am excited about the first of our two beach getaways this summer.  We are taking a long weekend and going to Charleston, SC for the wedding and two weeks at the end of July to go to Florida to stay with Justin's parents.
  • The Mountaineers played an amazing game Saturday. We will play our first Big East Conference game Wednesday night :) This really is the best time of year for basketball
  • I turned in my two week notice at work, it went better than expected. I am scared, excited and really nervous. I am hoping I made the right choice.
  • And finally, Brittany over at Love Stitched is having an amazing give away, check it out!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Show us Your Life...Family Style

It is Friday, and if you Follow Kelly you know that usually means it is time for another installment of Show us Your Life. I haven't perticipated in one in a really long time but today she is asking everyone to show off your families. She is asking everyone to show off the family you grew up in ..

These are my parents, Lynn & Hoss.

Today is actually their Anniversary. My parents have been through a lot and they have taught me so much about life.  They are honestly the two strongest people I know.  My mom has a heart of a Saint. She has been a selfless mother, wife, daughter and daughter-in-law. My grandparents have been failing over the last few years and my mom has been the first one to step in and help take care of anyone that needs it. My Dad has always put what Zach and I needed ahead of anyone else too. They have both been our biggest support system and wonderful parents.

  Zach, my adorable, ladie's man 23 year old brother. He is full of life, spunk and laughter. He is still trying to figure out where he wants to be in the world and how he'll get there, but I know with out a doubt he is bound to do great things! As much as he doesn't want to admit it - he is a Momma's boy.

Now this is Zach and my Nan (Dad's Mom), Nan passed away last June. Our grandparents were a huge part of our life. They were a true definition of what Grandparents should be. Always loving, always giving, always full of fun and always there for us. We were blessed with two amazing sets of grandparents who helped shape us into who we are today. I know my parents will make just as amazing grandparents someday.

This is my dad's parents - Nan and Pap.And this is my mom's parents - Chickie and Papaw

Thursday, March 3, 2011

What I now find fun.....

Signs that I am getting older....
  • Justin just asked me what coupon sites he needed to join so we can start couponing. I love the idea of getting stuff for free/cheap. I watch the coupon blogs and drool - One of my favorites is One day I will be able to stock  pile for free...
  • I like having my house organized, next weekend our To-do list is ORGANIZE BASEMENT. I am excited. We bought a shelving unit. Totes and paper boxes are ready. So it the label maker. Ahh how I love the label maker, (again, I am old)
  • I was looking at Bonnie's blog today and her cleaning post and schedule made me drool. Any guesses what I am making this afternoon?
  • I just looked an having the newspaper delivered, it is official  we have the paper delivered to us!
  • Last night at the basketball game there were a group of thirty11-year-olds next to me. They made my ears hurt. 
  • After 10:30pm I start yawning and getting grumpy. 
  • I can't wait for Yard Sale Season
  • I need reading glasses
  • I don't like driving at night
  • Eating spicy food gives me heartburn
  • And the number one reason I know I am getting older, I am turning into my mother. (Now don't get me wrong, there is no one else I would rather turn into, I am just turning into her way before I thought I would, HA)