Saturday, September 3, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
It is kind of hard to be funny when life is boring.
Not that my life with Stephen isn't happy (cause you know he will read this :)
It is VERY HAPPY!
I love him, I love being with him.
But my job isn't very exciting.
And I still don't have very many friends who I could just call up to hang out.
So my witty side is becoming wilted.
At the beginning of May, I made a summer reading list for myself!
I've already read all the books (except 1 - Anna Karenina. So boring. And weird. And all about adultery. All things that are offensive to me)
I wanted to blog about the awesome weekend I spent with my friends (Anna, Emily and Kristin - You know who you are!!), but it already feels like so long ago and all the stories are of the "you-just-had-to-be-there" variety.
The best part about last week was when Stephen and I definitely (maybe?) decided that we aren't going to move, so we hung up a bunch of posters and got a few new ones.
I did a 1000 piece puzzle (with some assistance ((ok a lot of assistance)) from Stephen) and I glued it together and we're going to hang that up too... Someday.
But-- On Friday the 10th of June, my sista SARAH arrives!!! This will be the greatest thing (no offense to all the other things/people in my life, but I haven't seen my sister since January)!!
And then in July, Stephen and I are planning a trip to the KCMO area to see his family and some of our friends (Anna, Emily and Kristin I hope!)..
So maybe after these events, I'll have some funny to share.
My sista and friends will help water the witheredness of my wit and I'll come back with a blog post so epic your socks won't just fall off -- they'll melt!
I love socks.
I have spoken!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
After dinner, we tried to find this jazz club that was suggested to us, cause it sounded swell, but we got pretty turned in our dinner search and decided to head back to the hotel. We ended the night cuddled on the big bed watching Conan and the Food Network. It was glorious.
Friday morning, we slept in. Beautiful in and of itself.
We’d found this little café we wanted to try for breakfast only a few blocks away downtown. So we checked out of the hotel and headed for the café. It took us forever to find a place to park and once we made it inside, we were informed that they had no more breakfast.
Thankfully, we are resourceful people and we consulted our Garmin to find us the closest Starbucks.
It was only .3 miles away! Since we’d already paid for an hour on our meter, we decided to walk. This turned into the second fiasco of our trip! We couldn’t find it. Not even my Starbucks bloodhound-nose could sniff it out. We must have walked a mile by the time we found it. But good ole Starbucks still had coffee and muffins!
After lots of coffee, we headed to Fort Worth’s Cultural District. It was neato!
Our first stop was the Science and Natural History museum. We got to be goofy and act like kids. On the top floor, they had an exhibit about humans and genes and stuff. We took our pictures and had them modified to see what we would look like as a person of a different race. We learned about babies and biases. It was pretty cool.
After we’d poked around for a while, we went to a movie at the IMAX theatre called “Wild Ocean”. It was great. I felt like I was under ‘da sea with all the fishes, sharks, and whales.
After the SNH museum (I made that abbrev. up, but it works), we went to the Kimbell Art museum.
Let me preface this by saying that I love a good art museum. I mean, if I can see some real masterpieces, I get goose bumps.
I saw Michelangelo’s first painting ever. An original Donatello. An original Rafael. That’s 3 of the 4 Ninja Turtles! I saw several originals by Cézanne and Monet. And, the coolest thing ever, I saw an original Van Gogh. It was amazing. Van Gogh is my all time favorite artist. I have a poster of Starry Night above our bed. To see one of his paintings up close was thrilling.
Which probably makes me sound super dorky, but I don’t care.
It really was a great museum. We spent several hours there, just wandering around. It was so a highlight of the trip.
After the Kimbell, we decided to head home. We ate a delicious dinner at Outback here in Waco, so we got to come home to a clean apartment. After a full weekend, we tumbled into bed and got to sleep in till almost 11 yesterday.
So after all that, is there anyone who would disagree with me?
I think not.
I have the greatest husband in the world, who shows his love to me in fun and romantic and creative and thoughtful and outrageous ways.
I am one blessed, blessed wife.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
You have been deprived of my awesome blog.
The truth: My creativity was swallowed by a giant sea monster.
--Not Nessie, she's gentle.
No, this monster is ugly. And mean. And a little bit sadistic.
His name, you ask?
Or maybe it's getting old-ness.
But lately, I feel a little purpose-less.
(that is a lot 0f-ess!)
Stephen has started his graduate program, which he seems to be enjoying so far.
It's a lot of reading, and he's gone a lot.
So I find myself at home, watching tv or playing on facebook to fill the hours.
What I need is other ways to fill my time, cause Fb is only fun for so long and I think I've watched everything we own on DVD at least 3 times.
So, here is my list of ways to fill my time:
(Please feel free to add to my list)
1. Get a library card- I used to read all the time. But lack of time and/or motivation has caused me to think I don't like reading anymore. This is false! I just need new material. Waco has 3 public libraries! And, now that Stephen has his Baylor ID, we can check stuff out from the Baylor libraries too!
2. Get a membership to The Center- One of the bigger churches here in town has a small fitness center. The memberships are pretty cheap for area ministers and their wives. They have a pool and a cardio floor. And some other stuff I'd probably never use, but I'd use those 2! So that could be good.
3. Make photo albums- I have a ton of pictures. Literally, I have a box full of pictures that weighs a ton. And then there are all the pictures on my computer that I can print out. Stephen and I have been talking about starting photo albums but, due to lack of time and funds, haven't yet. So now that I have some time and (thanks to Rush week at the bookstore) cash, this may be one of my projects!
4. Become culinarily creative again- It was once my dream to attend culinary school. And while I still enjoy cooking and baking, I just don't have much desire to be fancy in the kitchen. Till now-- with extra time and an extreme desire to do something, I can get new recipes and try new things! Plus I'm totally bored with all my usual dinner recipes.
5. Bucket list- I realize that there are some items on my bucket list that will be difficult for me to accomplish by myself, here in Waco (like riding on a cargo ship with Kristin Edwards- nearly impossible alone and in Waco), but I think there are a few things I can cross off the list. And maybe I'll add a few things to my Murtaugh list in the process (*see my Murtaugh list post from several months ago if you don't get this reference)
I am open to further suggestions. Or visits. Cause a visit from one of ya'll would definitely make me happier than anything on this list.
So, now, I'm going to get ready for bed. Cause I'm old and go to bed at 11pm.