Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's been a week...

...since my last post! We had a hectic weekend moving and honestly, I just haven't had much to say. I'm super tired right now, although I am embarrassed saying that within an earshot of my friend OperaWife. ;) Moving wore me out [sad, I know], and I just haven't caught up. Plus, Ryan is out of town [again] and I never sleep very well when he isn't next to me.

This weekend is going to be a fun one!

Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!! Ryan comes home! AND speaking of OperaWife, tomorrow is opening night of the musical she is in [and the reason she wins the "tired" contest] Crazy For You!! My Mom and I are going. I love opening night.

Saturday - We are going to the first showing of the new Wolverine movie! [YAY for Gambit!!] It's also Derby Day [a HUGE deal in my Kentucky-bred family] and we will be going over to my cousin's house to eat Derby food, drink Mint Juleps and watch the race.

Sunday - I plan to sleep as late as possible. [Do you hear me Ryan?! DO NOT wake me up unless your life is in danger! ;) ] Then onto the normal Sunday stuff - groceries, laundry, errands. Sunday is also my last day eating all the junk I love so much. Come Monday...I start Weight Watchers. [More on this Monday.]

And a day late Happy Birthday to my Dad! You're getting old, Pops!! ;) But I love ya and I'm glad you're still kickin'.

Dad & I, in the good ol' days. And yes, he still has all that hair...its just silver now.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm not a very good Texan

I'm not a very good Texan. I don't love most of the stuff that "good Texans" love. What is said "stuff", you ask? I'll give you an example:

5:03 pm, I am getting in my car to head home from work. I am sweating from the 45 second walk from the building to my car. The a/c is on full blast. It's April 22 and it's on the 90s. My car was 96*, but the temp outside was only slightly lower. I.hate.Texas.summers. I really, really do. I hate the heat. I hate feeling like an elephant is sitting on my chest when I get into my car bc the air is so think and hot I can't take in a full breath. I think April is way too soon to be this hot out. I live in the wrong state. Ryan feels the same way, luckily. Maybe someday we will work up the nerve to move...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Chloe is the cutest!!

This post is totally self-indulgent. I just think my cat is so darn cute!

While doing through old boxes in the storage unit, I came across all of my old Beanie Babies. I sorted through them and organized them in an attempt to sell them. [Still working on that...] Anyway, two of them didn't make the cut. The little pig has a ripped tag [and was my first one so I'm cool with keeping it a little longer] and Pooh Bear cause it's not a real TY Beanie. [So lame, I know.] Ok - stay on track Rach - I pulled those two out of the protective plastic case and lay them on top of the box. The next day, I got home from work to find Chloe has dragged them off the box and had the pig in her mouth, tossing her into the air, then swatting at it. SO CUTE. I am telling you all...she is a dog, trapped in a cat's body!

I tried to snap a picture in mid swat, but was a little late. This is the best I could do...

She had also kidnapped Pooh, but she was being much sweeter with this one. This is Chloe, curled up on the mound of blankets on the couch with Pooh. How stinkin' precious?!

And asleep with Pooh.

Awwww our little furbaby!
Thanks for letting me gush :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

More Polar Bear Attacks...

Polar Bears are still my favorite animal ever...

These are pictures of an actual polar bear attack
in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada .

These pictures were taken while people watched and could do nothing to stop the attack! For some reason, not a single person tried to help the victim during this struggle.

Fortunately, reports from the local newspaper say that the victim will make a full recovery.'s scary....

Tee hee hee. All together now....Awwwww!!! :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ryan's Jeep - Vent

So, Ryan's Jeep has been having some starting issues. It has a new starter in it but if we run errands in it, after the 4th or 5th "stop and start" gladly stops, but then wont start. We have to sit there for 20+ minutes waiting for it to stop throwing its tantrum and get us home. Other than that little issue, its one of the best cars we've ever had.

Ok - on to the vent. Ryan is out of town for work again this week so we used this as an opportunity to take it to the shop. And wouldn't ya know it...the car is running like a dream. It will not "duplicate" the issue!! They have been starting and stopping it all day. No problem. GRRRRR!!!! Our wonderful mechanic of going on 10 years [shameless plug - Kane's Auto Repair in Lewisville] said he would keep at it tomorrow. Sigh. Really, oh Jeep of ours? You pick now to be reliable?

Ryan is gonna be pissed at you when he finds out...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

[A Slightly Delayed] Weekend Wrap Up

It was a busy weekend. And it went by much too fast.

Friday - I got off work a bit early [YAY!] just in time for Ryan to call and say he was back from his business trip. I got to pick him up, which I love. I feel like a giddy school girl when I drive closer and closer to his office. So silly! Anyway, I planned to try and make it to church with my Mom but she had a job interview [PLEASE pray she gets this job!!!!!!] and it ran late so Ryan & I stayed home and spent time cuddling on the couch. Bliss.

Saturday - I had a spa appointment with my Mother-in-Law at the Coldwater Creek Spa in Flower Mound. [And, I know you are wondering...NO I do NOT usually visit the spa. I'm generally to cheap, broke, whatever to go, but I had a generous gift card from said Mother-in-law, so we went together.] I had the most amazing pedicure of my life. Seriously. If you ever have the extra it. The Essential Pedicure. Wow. It's worth the $50 plus tip. [I know, I know. I had a gift card, remember?!] They sit you in this huge recliner and soak your feet. Then they put an aroma-therapy neck wrap on you. Then they lay you back in the recliner, put a warm and wonderful eye press on - and pedicure away!
Ok anyway, after the pedi we had brunch, then I had to run some quick errands. Then we headed out to my cousin's house in Dallas for dinner. It was delish and great catching up with them. Frankie gave us a little acoustic show, and my cousins were blown away. I don't think they knew how good he is. Mike [one of my cousins] video taped some of it...I'll post links when I get them.

Sunday - Easter!!! I love Easter, for all the right reasons. And our beloved Pastor Tom gave an amazing sermon. It's his last Easter at our church [Methodist ministers move churches ever 5-8 years] so we all paid especially close attention. ;) Ryan, Mom and I met Ryan's family for lunch. Then we worked on my Mom's house some [we move in less than 2 weeks!!] then Ryan, Mom, Frankie & I went to dinner at Outback.

In other news, Ryan JUST discovered this blog. Even though I talk to him about it. Apparently, he does not listen. The good news is, when he stumbled across it, he didn't complain about it. YAY! ;) [For those of you who know my darling husband, you will understand why it's a miracle he didn't have some snide remark about blogging.] Maybe I can even convince him to blog someday!! What? That's pushing it? Oh - sorry dear. ;)


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Latest Obsession

You may remember, Ryan got me a Nintendo DS for Christmas, along with a few games. [Brain Age, Personal Chef Cooking and Tetris.] Those are my favorite kind of games...the thinking ones. Recently, a new game called Professor Layton and The Curious Village came out. [Recently, as a week ago.] I told Ryan that I really wanted it, thinking my birthday is in a few months.

Ok, so on Sunday, Ryan took off with out telling me while I was busy cleaning, packing and doing laundry. I was pissed. He finally came home and after about 30 minutes on the couch with him looking at me and me giving him dirty looks ;) he said "I need you to drive me to Radio Shack. I'm low on gas." Of course I sharply replied "Well, why don't you just go GET gas." After a few minutes of back and forth I gave in.

I get into my car and what do I see?! Professor Layton and The Curious Village staring at me!!!! He found it on sale since it just came out and bought it for me!!!! [He also moved my XM to a more suitable place in my car!] I couldn't believe it!!! So - he is out of town for work this week, which means I've had some good quality time with the Professor. This game is SO much fun!! It's a 9 chapter mystery and you have to solve all these riddles and puzzles along the way to crack the case. This game was made for me.

Here's the premise : "In the curious village of St. Mystere, townsfolk greet each other with riddles, lock their doors with sliding puzzles, and hide their secrets within brainteasers. When a wealthy baron passes away, his will reveals an elusive treasure hidden someplace inside the village. Now it's up to Professor Layton to untangle St. Mystere's riddles and puzzles, find the hidden treasure, and crack the case."

Thanks Hubster!!!! And if you have DS - at least RENT this game!!!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up!!!

I totally blame my friend Courtney for getting me started on the Weekend Wrap-Up. ;)

As you all know from Friday's blog - Frankie had his first gig at R Bar in Denton on Friday night and it was a HUGE SUCCESS!!!! He did amazing, sounded incredible and really worked the stage and the crowd!! He sang several originals and a few covers, including the surprise he'd kept from me, "Lola" by The Kinks [one of my favorite songs], which we later joked made us think of "Yoda" the less-well-known spoof by Weird Al. Anyway, so many of our friends came out and I want to THANK YOU ALL!!! It meant so much to both of us!! Here are a few pics from the show. I'm such a proud big sister!!

He's just so cute!!!

Saturday, we got a late start, as we stayed out until 2am [!!!!!!!] which is SO out of character for us. When we finally rolled out of bed, we both had a hard time actually getting anything done. We pretty much laid around and watched TV most of the day. I fell asleep at like 2:30p and woke up 45 minutes later with a random burst of energy, so I ran a couple of quick errands. We also went grocery shopping around 8p...then came home and crashed. Haha. We are so old!!! OH!! And at the grocery store Ryan decided he'd tortured me enough with his nightly snoring and he bought some Breathe Right strips. Much to my surprise, they really seem to work!! YAY for not having to roll him over 10 times a night!!

Sunday, I woke up with a killer headache, thanks allergies, but once I kicked it, we did a good amount of packing and cleaning since we move in a few weeks! [Yikes!] We also did laundry, yay.

So now, it's Monday [BOOOO] and I am simply counting the minutes until 5p. We are both really tired...which is so lame, but are "schedules" got all messed up this weekend. But it was SO worth it. :) Anyway, Ryan leaves tomorrow morning for another week long business trip. He thinks I like the "alone" time when he's gone, and in 5 years I might, but right now I really don't like when he travels. Luckily, I have Chloe to keep me company. ;)


Friday, April 3, 2009

Frankie hits the stage TONIGHT!!!!

Today's blog is for FRANKIE!!!! :)
My uber talented brother hits the stage tonight with one of his best bud's George. He is playing at R Bar in Denton. In case any of you are in the area with nothing to do...Doors open at 9p and he takes the stage between 930-10p!!
I am just so stinking proud of him!!! YAY Frankie!!!!
I cannot wait...he has kept most of it a secret from me because he said there are "surprises" that I have to wait and see. EEEEE!!! I am so excited!!!!!