Sunday, April 25, 2010

What Week Is This Week??!

Oh that'd be the last week of my undergrad career!

Last week of school has finally come and all my assignments are done early, I have one actual day of 'work', a fun field trip to attend, a relaxing day with all my student teacher friends at our liasons house for lunch and mimosas, and then my last day of school.

Today is a week full of so many fun and exciting new things, I can barely contain my excitment.

We packed up all of our stuff out of storage, loaded it in a Uhaul and it is on our way to our new house. Have I mentioned Ive never actually been inside this house? I found it the weekend Mr. G was riding his bicycle and he went and looked at it, signed the lease and keeps raving about how nice it is. I get to see it Friday night when I go home to attend a job fair. This week he is painting, unloading and putting boxes in rooms for me to unpack. God love him, he offered to un-pack everything so I wouldn't but I told him he would be doing me a favor by not un-packing because I would have to re-arrange everything he did. He really means well, though.

Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend.

We went to see Darius Rucker in Oklahoma this weekend. Such a good concert. Seeing as he only has one album, he only played for an hour, but it still was really good. He played some Hootie songs and ended with a Prince song (that I may have never heard of, but that is neither here nor there).

After the concert.

Ole Darius.

Hope everyone's weekend is going great!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Is Is May Yet?

Time Bomb Pictures, Images and Photos
This is what I feel like. My head is screwed on so tightly that it just might explode. All I have to do is get to next week and undergrad is complete, summer can begin and I can start moving. I feel like the next week will go by so slowly because Im trudging by with the weight of a hippopotamus on my back.

Not that Im being a Debbie Downer or anything.

The weekend brings a much needed break of getting the keys to our house, a concert at a casino and just sleeping.

Time to go back to the massive amount of homework I have. Hope everyone is enjoying their week.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Getting Close!

We have a house..It has everything I want and the owner (we aren't renting from a property company). It has stainless steel appliances, a security system, arched entryways, a bose sound system for the Mr. G, and is conveniently located in the my first choice neighborhood. Oh how Im glad that weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Now it's time to move and do I hate nothing more than moving. I find it stressful, my husband on the other hand doesn't agree. I pointed out to him that I am:
1. Permanently moving 3 hours away
2. Have zero friend where we are stationed ZERO (they all left)
3. For the first time in my life, I will not have school or a job to fall back on (hopefully after the end of the month I will have a contract)
4. I have to un-pack, paint, and decorate our whole house. My husband helps but the way he does things and the way I like the way things done are two totally different ways!
The man thinks that moving is a piece of cake and I shouldn't be stressed. Add to the fact that he is leaving for the 'military olympics' right in the middle of when he wants to be moved in and Im sitting here scratching my head as to what he expects out of me. Silly man.

Do you think moving is stressful or am I an oddball?

Tomorrow is Thursday, I love Thursdays. They are my favorite day of the week. Ive always loved them.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Welcome Sunday!

The weekend is come and gone and we are that much closer to April ending! So many new and exciting things to come in the next couple of weeks. I'm learning to embrace change and can't wait for the next couple of weeks to pass so the new chapter in our lives can start.

This past week Mr. participated in an event called the Road2Recovery. He bicycled with about 120 other wounded marines, army, navy, and air force veterans 277 miles. On a bicycle. They would cycle 70 miles one day, stop for the day, do 60 miles the next and so on until they arrived at the Texas Rangers Stadium today. This organization puts on rides like this all over the country and it is such a moving thing to witness. They have Legion riders (?) escort them along the route, the local VFW's feed them at night and Ive never heard my husband talk like he did about such an event. He said the camaraderie is amazing. He would push the hand cyclers up the hills when they couldn't pedal themselves, they would all just talk along the rides to entertain themselves, and he has made friends with so many people.

I went and stayed with him at 2 of the stops and it was such a neat experience to see. Needless to say, Mr. G is sore to the core. I could never be so brave to ride a bicycle that far. He is now talking about us joining a group where we are stationed every Saturday morning and cycling. I don't know where this we came from, he must have a mouse in his pocket.

Here are a couple of photo's I was able to snap!

This was right before he left.

His first day of the ride (he sent this one to me).

Last one.

Last but not least, I finally snapped a picture of my finished dresser. I will say, its not the best because I didn't take the stuff off the top because I was being lazy. Not gonna lie. But here it is with the knobs I bought and the paint.

First is the before, pardon the get up. I was trying to protect my eyes and hair and wear clothes that didn't matter if they got paint on them.

FINISHED and on to the next one!

Hope everyone enjoyed their Sunday! I know I will be!

Friday, April 9, 2010

I Might Have A Problem..

Hi my name is T & I might have a problem.. I buy ugly things online so that I can 're-finish' them. I scour craigslist for hours just so I can find furniture that needs a little fixing up and extra lovin' and make it into a masterpiece. Not to toot my own horn, but my re-finished dresser looks good for being a first time piece. Pictures to come on Sunday. I drove way out of my way on Wednesday to buy 3 nightstands to do the same thing to. Mr. is now saying our bedroom is full of garage sale furniture! Call me old fashioned but in the last year, I have fallen in love with non-traditional pieces. EVERYONE has the same couch as us.. I hate it.

I want people to come to our house and think.. 'wow, this is put together so nicely'. They dont have to say those exact words, but anything along those lines will do. Anyone ever seen the episdoe of Friends (FYI, I can watch Friends 753 times.. doesn't matter what episdoe, if Ive seen it 5 times before or not, I will still watch it) where Monica 'is the hostess' and thats all she cares about? Im totally up front, I love having people over at my house. I love cooking for people and having laughter fill my walls. It makes a house a home and like Monica, 'Im the hostess'.

I cant wait to move in a couple of weeks and go CRAZY decorating. I am about to burst with excitement. Poor Mr. G, he has no idea what's in store for him. Good thing he will be out of town for a good part of the month or his behind would be put to work helping!

Can't wait to share pictures, I have tons. Happy weekend, y'all!

Monday, April 5, 2010

For Me!???

Jess over at Day to Day Life of an Army Wife gave me an award! My first! It really made my day. I had a really tough weekend and she had perfect timing because it made me smile, seeing as I don't think I smiled all day!

So sweet!

Alright, here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award and link back to their blog.

Thanks for the lovely award, Day to Day Life of an Army Wife .

2. Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers who have a beautiful blog.

Im supposed to pass this on to 7 other people, but I dont know anyone that follows my blog really. I have always wondered how I figure this out. Im not gutsy enough to just come out and say, 'introduce yourself new people!' because I never would when I read other people's blogs.

But Im gonna be bold tonight. If you follow and I don't know you, introduce yourself so I can know you. I love to read new blogs and get to know new people.

I must now say 7 things about myself.

1. I color coordinate my closet. I have been told by doctors I have OCD, I'll live.
2. I suffer from chronic migraines and take medicine twice a day for them.
3. I am terrified of graduating and having my own class in August. It's turned into my biggest fear, I don't feel 'old enough' yet.
4. I love, love, love sour candy. I have the biggest sweet tooth ever.
5. I eat pizza or a cheeseburger at least once a week. Its a food group to me.
6. I treat my dog like he has human characteristics.
7. I love to get dressed up but sadly, Im a hermit and never go anywhere. I still love to get dressed up, though!

Tomorrow is a big day, job fair. Icing on the cake though is I pick up all my graduation items following the job fair. This is a major job fair so Im hoping the school districts around where we are stationed are there, even if its just one. Wishful thinking, though! Im excited to wear my new business suit! Following the job fair Im going to pop into Hobby Lobby to get knobs for my re-finished dresser so I can post pictures.

Hope everyone had a magnificent Monday!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Another Weekend Come and Gone!

Happy Easter to all.. I hope everyone had a wonderful day.

Another weekend is coming to an end and Im actually glad. Weekend over=one week closer to graduation. This weekend is the first Monday of the month so Mr. and I went to First Monday again and bought some stuff for our house. I am doing my first DIY project and refinishing a dresser for our bedroom. Pictures to come later this week. Im actually really excited.

Any crafty people out there read craft blogs? I could scour those blogs for hours. I actually have before. Any good ones you'd like to share? I have gotten so many ideas that I cant wait to attack when we move, I am going to go nuts in our new house. I seriously am giddy with excitement and anticipation.

Anyone done a DIY project they are proud of? I love reading about projects that others have done.. dont be scared, now is the time to shine!

In other news, does anyone know what happens one week from today?? My absolute favorite show returns.. wonder if anyone can guess. I find it amusing when people ask me if my life reflects the actual show, God love 'em!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!