Monday, October 26, 2009


-->I love this picture of BJ and Gracie. Sooo cute.

BJ is at work now, like usual on a Monday. Lately he (or I should say, we) have gotten into the habit of sleeping an hour later...this means he doesn't ride the bus, but has to drive to work every day. Not good. I told him today was the last day we can sleep in; we can't afford the gas it takes to drive down there 5x a week. At that rate, we'd have to fill up with gas 2x a week. Too much.

My job is really stressing me out...I've been getting my rash on my arms and legs this past week because work is THAT BAD. I pulled 43 hours last week because I covered two extra shifts, and it really wore me out. To top it all off, I have to work 8 days in a row before I get my next day off. (Well, it will be this coming Wednesday, but still, that's a lot of work). I come home every day (at about 10:30pm) completely worn out and in a bad mood because I pick up everyone's slack. As much as I want to say no, we need the money and if I ever get less than 30 hrs a week, I'll be covering shifts for people.

Which is why I am looking for a new job. But there's only so much I can do with no college I'm pretty much forced to go to college now. No way around that.

BJ is off work tomorrow; so we're going grocery shopping. I have to go into work at 4, but that should be enough time to get everything done. We'll have to dip into our savings account because our checking acct is a little low...we had to buy a new tail-light for his car (because on our wedding night he backed into a pole in the hotel parking lot...and it's taken us this long to get it fixed).

I just can't bring myself to do the dishes. I've been putting them off for two days but I'll know they need to be done. I'd rather sleep until I have to go to work.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Things I've learned since I've been married.

1. You don't give 50/50; you give 100/100.

2. Don't threaten your husband. For example, you tell him that if he doesn't pick up his dirty socks from the living room, you'll "misplace" his underwear...but when he really doesn't pick up the socks, you're too scared to actually follow up on your threat in fear of what he'll do to you (e.g., turn the lights off while you're in the shower and grab you through the shower curtain, making noises like the thing from My Bloody Valentine?.)

3. Always expect to come home to a mess if he's been home alone for a while unsupervised.

4. Thank him graciously (over do it) when he does something really thoughtful and sweet so he'll know to do it again.

5. Don't argue about what time you should leave to go somewhere. Trust him when he says you'll be on time. Forget leaving 30 minutes before hand so you can arrive before you need to be there, he'll roll in right on time , 30 seconds early if you're lucky.

6. Don't throw mayonnaise at him because it makes a huge mess.

7. Don't be lazy throughout the day; he likes to come home to a clean house with dinner on the table or almost there.

8. Kool-Aid makes him happy after a long day at work. I guess it's better than alcohol.

9. Don't argue. You used to always win when you were dating, but now that you're married, it's whatever he wants. Disagree with him and it's a guaranteed squabble for the remainder of the night.

10. Always. Tell. Him. Everything.

11. If he leaves his e-mail/FB/Myspace open, don't snoop through it. You just might be sorry (or you could end up ROFLing together at the contents).

12. Don't ever make fun of him for losing at anything (example :Scrabble) because he'll take it really harshly and try to defend himself by saying he only lost because he had a Z he couldn't use.

13. Always watch the movie he wants to watch, because at the time you least expect it he'll put in Raise Your Voice or Titanic when you're not looking and expecting another night of Die Hard or Talladega Nights.

14. Hang up and fold his matter what. If the rest of the house is a mess just make sure he has his laundry put away.

15. Bills are so much different since WE are the ones paying become very energy-conscious in order to keep the power bill low.

16. The house can never be to clean.

17. You'll find out who your true friends are. Just for your information, you will lose some, but you'll gain others.

18. Always pretend like football is the most amazing sport EVER. Do the same with the Duke Blue Devils.

19. Keep God a #1 priority and everything will be alright.

20. Don't go to bed without saying "I love you", and definitely, no matter what, don't go to bed mad. Even if you've had the fight of all fights, saying I love you can make a huge difference.

Of course, I/we still learn things every day, but these are just some things I was thinking about these last few weeks.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

saturday morning :)

My internal alarm clock won't let me sleep until 11 anymore. Every Saturday I have off I tell myself that I'll sleep late to make up for all the sleep I don't get during the week, but that never happens! BJ is still in the bed and snoring, he probably won't be awake any time soon. I'm planning on making cinnamon rolls, bacon, and scrambled eggs around 10, and if he's not awake then I'll just go in there and tell him he better get up or I'll eat it all myself! ;)

We're planning on going to the Dixie Classic Fair today. Verrry excited. It's a little expensive, but we don't ever get out and have fun like this too often. And since we're both off today we figured why not. :)

Also wanted to share this note I found on's just called Random Thoughts but it's pretty funny:

- I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you’re going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you’re crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
-I totally take back all the times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the “people you may know” feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?
-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn’t work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ’s. We just figured it out. Today’s kids are soft.
-There is a great need for a sarcasm font.
-Sometimes I'll watch a movie and realize that when I was younger I had no idea what the heck was going on.
-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring
my groceries in.
-"LOL" has gone from meaning "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say."
-Answering the same letter in a Scantron test is absolutely terrifying.
-How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear what they said?
-MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
-Obituaties would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like, I know my name, I know where I’m from, this shouldn’t be a problem….
-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
-I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What’d you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?
- I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it’s on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs.
-Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 times and still not know what time it is.
-I wonder if cops ever get angry at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

Okay, to watch some Fox news!

Friday, October 2, 2009


Been so long since I've updated this again.

Married life is still great. It's just hard learning how to live with someone who is exactly like you. And I still hate picking up multiple water bottles, socks, paper towels, and Fruit Gushers wrappers from the living room every day before I do anything else. But I have the rest of my life to do this, so I better enjoy it, right?

Last Tuesday our alarm didn't go off in the morning. He has to wake up at 5:30 every day in order to catch the 6:30 bus which takes him to work every day, and we didn't wake up until 6:30. At least we woke up before 8, right? He still got to work on time (thank goodness), but it could have been a lot worse!

I hate working night time. I close too much, and since he doesn't get home until about 6, I don't get to see him until about 10:30 that night since I go into work at 4. It could always be worse, I suppose, but I think it's something that hinders our quality time together. We usually try to get to bed around 11 since he gets up so early, sometimes we just lay there talking about stupid stuff (like last night) til about 1 or 1:30. Other times we fall asleep so quickly we barely say goodnight.

Oh, and one more thing. He's such a heavy sleeper. It's almost like he hibernates whenever he's asleep. Nothing wakes him up. When we overslept, I had to hit him and shake him around before his eyes even opened.

I wonder what he'll make himself for dinner tonight. I hate not being here to make it for him.