Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sick, Sick, Sick

Will be back when I can breathe through my nose again. Take care and stay healthy.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Today was a Good Day

Today was a good day. Nothing tremendous happened. Just a good day. We woke up and went to church this morning. Little Man is starting to go to the nursery during the second and third hour of church. Yeah, we go to church for three hours. Anyway, he's 18 months now and can go to nursery. And he does great in there. He sits, he snacks, he plays well with everyone. He does long as he can still see that I'm in the room. And he checks about every 5 minutes or so. Just a quick glance, sees that I'm there, and goes back to playing. If he looks up and can't find me or I've left the room for a minute, there are tears and sadness...until I come back. So, for now, I am staying with him until he gets used to it. I actually walked out for a couple minutes today and he didn't even notice. So, maybe he'll get used to it sooner than later and I can actually attend the adult classes again.

But today, H came in and took over for a bit so I could attend the women's class. And then after church, we had a new friend come over for dinner. I met her at a church activity this last week and found out that she is applying to Officer Training School the same time I am. So, we quickly struck up a conversation and I really liked her. So tonight, we all talked each other's ears off. It was great to have a long conversation with someone new, get to know them and enjoy their company. I think it will be great to cheer and help each other along on our journey to OTS. Thankfully, we aren't going to be competing against each other, since she is currently enlisted military and I am a civilian applicant. So, we can help each other along. She seems really great and I like her a lot. I haven't made many good friend since coming to NM. I've been missing my LonDolls a lot lately and I'm glad to have met someone new.

So, we talked so much that we didn't finally say goodbye until almost 10 p.m. I am now just chilling out and enjoying the good day buzz. Hope you all are having a great weekend and will have a happy MLK day.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just To Be Clear...

In the post I did about resolutions, I made reference in some of the resolutions that I was expecting. To be clear, these were resolutions I posted in 2008, when I actually was pregnant. A friend missed that part and I got a text at 8 a.m. asking if I was preggers. So, no...I'm not pregnant. Thanks for the thought though.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

So addictive.

I was all set to head to bed and turn in early. But then I made the mistake of venturing over to Hooked on Houses, and came across TV/Movie houses that she features every Monday and I was hooked. It had some of my favorites including Sense and Sensibility, What Lies Beneath, and my personal, all-time fav...Something's Gotta Give. It broke my heart when I found out that the beach house was a sound stage structure and not an actual house. Oh, if I had the money, I would have it built. It's gorgeous.

So, head over that way and waste away an hour ogling the beautiful houses of tv and theater.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

A Look Back and Forward

I was looking back on some old posts and came across this one that I did at the end of 2007. Here you go:

I've never really been one to make New Year's resolutions. Usually because I never keep them. Reading other blogs, I've noticed that I'm not the only one with this dilemma. So, many people are compiling resolution lists of things they know they won't have a problem keeping and achieving. So, I will attempt to compile my own list of goals that I know I will achieve.

1. Go at least one day a month without t.v. It's bound to happen on its own due to blackout or something.

2. Read constantly. No worries there.

3. Blog post regularly. "Regularly" is a wonderfully loose term.

4. Gain weight. Yes, gain. That should be easy with a little person taking up the middle of my body.

5. Travel home, at least once. Better do this before I get too big.

6. Hug my children and husband.

7. Decide on a career path. A whole year to decide should be enough.

8. Buy new clothes. Unavoidable anyway due to expanding belly.

9. Spend time with friends. Easy, since I have some of the best friends in the world, nay, the universe.

10. And finally, not because ten is all I have but because it's a good number to end with, I will use more lotion and sunblock. Any amount of increase will easily top my previous efforts.

So, there you have it. Ten resolutions that should be easy to keep and achieve with minimal effort or change. Sounds good to me. Good luck with yours.

Looking back through these, I believe that I actually managed to accomplish every goal on this list. That is a first for any New Year resolution I've ever made. So, I thought I would do another one of these for this New Year. So, here's a few.

1. Keep blogging. No matter how blocked I get for post ideas sometimes, I will persevere.

2. Travel to another state this year. This might be a given since we may visit H when he goes away for training. But I am still going to hope that we may be able to venture back to Utah for a visit. I miss my ladies, oh so much.

3. I will not bite my nails more than once a month. Easy, I'm already doing that. Better than how I used to chew them to the nub when I was younger.

4. I will drink less soda. This is a necessity...according to my dentist...unless I want to have dentures before 40. This one kinda sucks, but I hope it will be worth it.

5. I will try to remember that Mister is a teenager and not be shocked when I hear him used words like "crap" and "freakin". Honestly, it could be sooo much worse.

6. I will try to still tickle my kids at least 5 times a week, even the moody teenager...cause he's still a kid too.

7. I will work on my books. The ones in my head. The half-formulated ideas that are screaming to be put down on paper. Yeah, all of those.

8. I will try to love unconditionally those few people that completely bug the crap out of me. I may need prayer to accomplish this, but that's fine. Couldn't think of better help than that.

9. I will write to a friend, with a pen and paper, and put it in the mail.

10. I will try to consciously do at least one kind, thoughtful thing a week for my husband. Big or small.

So, there they are. What are yours? If you keep them simple, they are so much easier.