Friday, November 20, 2009

Two wonderful years

On Monday Josh and I celebrated 2 years together. We weren't going to do anything to special but then we decided to head to the Melting Pot since I have been wanting to go there since we moved here.

When I called to make the reservation they asked if it was a special occasion so I said yes and they sat us in lover's lane. Which in the end I think we were only 1 of 3 tables that were in the restaurant but it was kinda nice to be secluded and have a nice quiet night. The dinner was definitely an experience, that took 2 and a half hours to eat and was very expensive, but it was well worth it.

Even though it has been a crazy, unbelievably challenging, up and down and all around 2 years I am so lucky to have such a great partner in crime. Love you bub!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Jim and Gram

Today is my brother's and my grandma's birthday! I talk a lot about my relationship with my brother in this post but don't think I ever really talked about my gram and I. When my parents divorced my grandma retired so that she could take care of us while my mom went back to work, we also lived in her and my grandpa's house for a short time right after we moved back to Youngstown. My grandma took amazing care of us, she would pick us up from school, make sure we got our homework done, fed us dinner and then send us home and do it all again the next day. I am so grateful for the fun and adventures her and I have had over the years.

I have begun to watch my grandparents get older and watch my mom start taking care of her mom and even begun feeling me trying to take care of my mom. It's funny how roles seem to reverse as time goes on.

I see a lot of her in me as I get older, and I see a lot of my mom in me (but that's a whole different post). My gram maybe crazy and have weird ways of doing things, and may still think I am a lost little girl who she can advise but I know there isn't anything in this world she would not do for me. I have her to thank for so many things: my love for craft shows, my massive Wizard of Oz collection, my undergraduate degree that her and my gramps helped pay for and so many great holidays, weekdays, weekends and just helping me become the woman that I am today. She doesn't have a computer and wouldn't know how to operate it if she did so I know she won't see this but Happy Birthday Gram and Jim, I love you both very much!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Welcome to Steak and name is Janet

it's just something that happens as you grow up. you realize it's less important to have more friends and it's more important to have real ones..- laguna beach

We spent the weekend with some of my really good friends from high school, Kristen and Chase. Kristen built a house in the Cleveland area about a year ago and this was the first time we could get up there to see it. It was beautiful! I have no pictures cause I am an idiot and took the camera but left the battery in the charger at home. But her house is like out of a catalog (a hobby lobby one perhaps) but it was such a fun time. Kristen, Chase and I spent Saturday shopping, while Josh worked (boo!) and then we all went to dinner and met up with one of our old friends Carlie and her husband Steve. We spent most of dinner reminiscing about high school antics, our senior scavenger hunt (that we TOTALLY won, without cheating) and how old it seems we are all getting.

I must say the older I get the harder it gets to make and keep friends. Life gets so busy with just day to day things that it hard to keep up with everyone. I am so happy and so lucky to still keep in touch and see some of my friends from high school. We all shared a time in our lives that we will never forget even though sometimes we might want to.

It was a great weekend, like all others that went too quickly!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wishful Wednesday


The topic this week: 'I wish' I never had to _______ again

I am so excited to do my first Wishful Wednesday! I found this amazingly cute blog this week and think this is such a great idea! Please stop by Kelsey's
blog and join in!

My least favorite chore is absolutely cleaning the bathroom.

The irony of this post was that on my to do list today since I have the day off work was to clean the apartment but I am happy to report that Josh cleaned the bathroom cause he knows how much I hate doing it.

It is not so much the actual act of cleaning it that is the worst part of it. I hate that tomorrow morning as I get ready for work it will just get dirty annoying!

Well I hope you all join in on this fun post and check back weekly to see what is going on!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Things I am looking forward to...

As if I haven't said it a million times on here things have just been crazy here non stop since the move in August, so I have decided to list some exciting things I am looking forward to

-Tomorrow... I have the day off work and can't wait to sleep in and just get some stuff done around the apartment

Thanksgiving...I have Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off of that week and I love going shopping on Black Friday with my mom and I am super excited to spend the holiday with Josh since he is usually working but is going to be able to come and spend time with my family

Our cruise..really no explanation needed to be excited about a Caribbean cruise...I can already feel the sand between my toes

Christmas...this is an oddity on the list cause I am never really excited about this holiday but it is my niece's first Christmas and I am just really happy to be closer to home this year

Viva Las unexpected excitement...I got approved to go to Las Vegas for a work conference and I am excited to go back (yes, we were just there in August) I get to stay at the Mirage, which I have never stayed at before, so it is destined to be a good time.

So instead of being down in the dumps there is a ton of things going on over here to be happy about!

Monday, November 9, 2009

I'm still here

I know I have been missing in action lately but things have been absolutely insanely crazy around here. Number 1 I am still not feeling 100% and I am just tired all the time. Number 2 work has been so crazy and hectic as we start getting ready for the spring semester. Number 3 we are leaving in like a month for the cruise and then I am going to Vegas (again) for work and just feel like we have so much to do in the next 4 weeks it is incredibly overwhelming.

I have also been trying very hard to cut back on tv and computer time and spend more quality time with Josh since we have been very stressed and crazy.

Hopefully, we will be doing some more exciting things I will have to write about