Archive for January, 2010

I’m very excited….I’m going to be working full time for the next couple weeks or so. They are doing some re-structuring at work right now, and they needed me to work full time for awhile. I whole-heartedly consented. I could definitely use some extra money right now! I’m going to have to work weekends, which I’ve never really had to do before. My “weekend” will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

I finalized my birthday dinner plans with my friends. I (finally) decided on a restaurant….Macaroni Grill. I love that restaurant and really don’t eat there very often. I figured this was the perfect opportunity. I’m glad to move away from my usual Red Robin. It’s just too crowded and noisy. It will be nice to actually be able to have coherant conversations without having to yell every five minutes when the Happy Birthday song gets screamed across the restaurant. I’m all for singing happy birthday, but does it NEED to be so loud that every single person in the restaurant has to stop their conversation or yell to be heard? I think after dinner, Red Mango may be in order. πŸ™‚

I have to work on my birthday, but David and I will be going over to my family’s house afterwards to celebrate. It’ll be a low-key birthday, but that’s how I want it.

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Great Grandma

I haven’t left the house for the last couple days (I realize that makes me REALLY lame, but anyway….) so I really haven’t had need to look at my cell phone. My friends can attest to the fact that I’m horrible at answering it and returning calls. I just don’t feel the need to have it attached to my hand all the time (but that’s a different rant for a different day). I looked at it a couple hours ago and saw that I had a voicemail and a text message from my dad. He said he needed to talk to me and that I should give him a call. I figured something was wrong. My Great Grandma died this morning. 😦 She was my last great grandparent. She was 96 (almost 97) and was an immigrant from Norway–Norwegians are hearty stock you know. She always spoke with a really thick accent and was very spunky. She was sharp as a tack (as my dad would say) right up until the end. There wasn’t necessarily anything “wrong” with her, we think she just gave up and decided it was time to go. She was basically blind and I think she got bored and lonely. My dad said one of her friends died not too long ago, and her sister just died as well. Her husband (my great grandpa) died when I was in 5th grade, so she outlived him by a lot of years. I’m not sure when the services will be, my dad’s going to let me know. So yeah, that kind of put a damper on my day.

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It’s Time For “Ten on Tuesday”!

Well, it’s Tuesday….so that means it is time once again for, “Ten on Tuesday”! If you would like to participate, go here.

1.Β What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Well, my most recent accomplishment is that I (finally!) found a job! And one that I actually enjoy….a huge blessing, let me tell you.

2. How much did you weigh when you were born?
Eight pounds thirteen ounces.

3. What is your favorite perfume?
I love Glamorous by Ralph Lauren (it’s discontinued, but my amazing boyfriend found some online for me). I’m wanting to find a new perfume….something fresh and light.

4. How many siblings do you have?
Two younger sisters….they’re 23 and 16.

5. How many children would you like to have? (Or how many do you have?)


6. What’s the best class you took in college?
I really liked Psychology

7. What was your favorite game to play when you were a child?
I loved “Go to the Head of the Class”.

8. What character on Friends are you most like?

Probably Monica….I’m pretty domestic.

9. Are you a phone person? (ie: Do you like talking on the phone?)
I absolutely hate talking on the phone. I would much rather text.

10. What was the best vacation you ever took?
Hmmm…..I have fond memories of our trip to Kansas when I was 9. More recently, David and I spent a month in San Francisco….I really enjoyed that.

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I have a least favorite song. I like most music, but this particular song, I LOATHE. Which song? “Lips of An Angel” by Hinder. I remember listening to it on the radio when it first came out, and I actually liked it….I liked the sound and the singer’s voice. Then, one day, I happened to actually listen to the words, and I was horrified. Disgusting song. For those of you that haven’t heard the song (you’re lucky, by the way) it’s basically about a guy who is cheating on his girlfriend.

I’m a really understanding person. I know people make mistakes. But cheating is something that I am very black and white on. Mostly because it’s avoidable. If you are dating someone (or engaged to someone, married, or whatever) and you find yourself wanting to be with someone else….have mercy on the poor person you’re dating, and break up with them first. If you want to sleep with someone else, you obviously don’t really love the person you’re dating anyway.

Here are the ever so lovely lyrics:

Honey why you calling me so late?
It’s kinda hard to talk right now.
Honey why are you crying? Is everything okay?
I gotta whisper ’cause I can’t be too loud

Well, my girl’s in the next room
Sometimes I wish she was you
I guess we never really moved on
It’s really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words it makes me weak

And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel

It’s funny that you’re calling me tonight
And, yes, I’ve dreamt of you too
And does he know you’re talking to me
Will it start a fight
No I don’t think she has a clue

Well my girl’s in the next room
Sometimes I wish she was you
I guess we never really moved on
It’s really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words it makes me weak

And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel

It’s really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words it makes me weak

And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel

And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel

Honey why you calling me so late?

I think what gets me is the secrecy. If you have to keep something a secret, it’s probably not something you should be doing. There are a few lines that I really don’t like. The first is “you make it hard to be faithful with the lips of an angel”. Bullcrap….if you’re having such a hard time being faithful, don’t TALK to her! Pretty simple. And if you want to be with her so bad….do it! The other one I hate is, “sometimes I wish she was you.” Talk about awful. He obviously doesn’t care about the current girlfriend. Messed up. Another thing: angels wouldn’t go after someone else’s boyfriend….nor would she cheat on her own.

To me, it’s basic…number 1, don’t enter into a relationship with someone until you are completely over your last one. If you’re not over it, it’s not fair to drag another person into your mess. Number 2, let exes be exes. Don’t insist that they remain part of your life. It’s not fair to the person you’re with. You don’t need to talk to them on the phone, and hanging out in person (especially alone) is not a good idea. I’m sorry, but I am of the (strong) opinion that people who have dated (and especially who have slept together) can never be “just friends”. I’m sure there are rare exceptions, but from what I have seen, it’s just not possible. How do you have a relationship with someone, if you’re hanging on to the old one?

Cheating is selfish. You’re basically telling your boyfriend or girlfriend (or husband or wife) that they’re not good enough. That their feelings are not important enough to you. You knew it would hurt them, but you did it anyway. Cheating doesn’t just “happen”.

Luckily, David and I are very straightforward when it comes to this issue. He doesn’t really talk to his exes, I don’t talk to mine. There have been times his most recent ex will send him messages on facebook or something, but he ALWAYS shows it to me. It’s not that I feel threatened (I know our relationships is WAY different than their’s was) it’s just a respect thing. We don’t have anything to hide….we are both secure in our love and in our relationship. I am so incredibly blessed that that I finally found a guy who treats me with respect and puts me first. Believe it or not, that’s a hard thing to find.

I think I will stop now. I obviously have strong opinions about this, apparently!

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I mentioned before that I’ve been really sappy and emotional lately. I’m not sure what my deal is. It’s not that I’m upset….it’s mostly me crying because I’m so happy and thankful for what I DO have….my awesome boyfriend, mainly. I know I talk a lot about how awesome David is….and I don’t do it because I want him to see it (he admitedly hardly ever reads this)….I say it because it is truly how I feel. He is everything I ever wanted in a man….and more. He said on New Year’s Eve (in one of his rare mushy moments), “I can’t believe I fell in love with a girl from my hometown!” It is pretty crazy….it took us a long time to find each other, but I’m so glad we did.Β  That is the reason I love the song: “These Are the Days” by Sugarland. There’s a line in the song that says: “Two hometown hearts up against the world, that don’t stand a chance against this boy and girl”….I love it!

Just for fun, I thought I would post some of my favorite pictures of David and I. A lot of these I have posted in previous posts, but I thought it would be fun to have them all in one spot….and to look back on them again.

Here is David and I back in high school….crazy to think that we were so close, yet so far for so many years! We look so young! (And yes, I loved his dimples even then!)

Our Senior pictures from the 2000-2001 Yearbook

Our very first picture as a couple. I love this one.

visiting the troll!

One of my absolute favorites....we look so happy!

I love kissing him. πŸ™‚

Back at our alma mater for my little sister's band concert.

And more kisses…..

I so love this one. πŸ™‚

David's 26th Birthday

Some more favorites….

At a Mariner's Game

At karaoke in Kingston

In Leavenworth after Thanksgiving


Christmas morning

And some more random favorites…..

LOVE this one

There you have it….some of my favorite pictures of the two of us. My how I love this guy. πŸ™‚ I’m a lucky girl….and I am thankful every single day that he is in my life. He is amazing, incredibly talented, extremely brilliant, generous to a fault, handsome as can be, AND he loves ME too! Not only is he an exceptional guy….he puts up with me (and occasionally my hormones. πŸ™‚ It’s not pretty at times, let me tell you). He loves me for me….flaws, quirks, and all. And he does a really great job of making me feel loved and special.

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Zero Sleep….That’s Right ZERO

Today started out bad….and that’s never a good way to start the day. I’ve had trouble sleeping lately and my sleeping patterns are ALL messed up. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m not tired until 4 or 5 in the morning, and then need to sleep until noon. Well, that obviously doesn’t work very well. I always feel tired, because my quality of sleep is so poor. I got this bright idea yesterday, that I was just going to stay up all night last night….in hopes that tonight I will be really tired and able to fall asleep at a normal hour. I can definitely tell I’m going to pass out early, but I was exhausted all day.

SO….I set off to the bus with no sleep this morning. The bus on this particular route has never been early….and I have never missed the bus before now (which I think is pretty good). WELL….the bus decided to come early this morning-the ONLY time I wasn’t standing there early. Normally, I have to wait for ten minutes because I’m there way before the bus comes. I saw the bus go zooming past and I was way too far away to catch it. The problem with this particular route is that it comes once an HOUR. So obviously, if I waited for the next bus, I would be late to work. Long story short, I got to work on time. I even had time to get some Starbucks….which I DESPERATELY needed this morning especially.

I brought my coffee in to work and then set it down on the counter to go open the doors and turn on the open sign. I got back to the desk and I didn’t see my coffee. One of the managers was drinking it! She usually gets Starbucks, so she must not have been thinking and thought it was her’s. I had no idea what to do….so I didn’t say anything. I didn’t want to embarrass her, plus I wasn’t going to drink it after she’d been drinking it. SOOOO I had to sit there and watch her finish off my coffee….that I REALLY needed, remember. It’s funny now, but was a little torturous at the time. I wonder if she ever figured it out and just didn’t say anything.

Work was pretty slow, so I got to leave about an hour early. I needed to walk over to Bank of America anyway, to get some cash out. That was a much longer walk than I thought it was going to be….it’s just on the other side of the mall, but it’s further away than it seems. I then had to walk over to Chase, to put the money into David’s account (my portion of the cell phone bill….lol). I walked by Red Robin and it smelled so good….I realized I hadn’t eaten a single solitary thing all day. FINALLY I was on the bus and headed north.

The bus was SO crowded. I’m assuming because it was the middle of the afternoon….when people are going home from school or work (and the bus runs once an hour, remember). I got stuck next to a guy who fell asleep and was jerking all over the place. I HATE it when people get in my personal space…..and he was overflowing into my seat….so my butt was half off the seat, in the aisle. Needless to say, it wasn’t the most comfortable ride. I usually take the bus later in the day, when there’s hardly anyone on the bus….I have to say, I much prefer that.

Due to the fact that I got no sleep, I felt like an emotional wreck all day. I literally fought tears, off and on, all day long. I really don’t know why.

I am so tired, and SO glad that tomorrow is friday…..

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I would like to say that I love my job. I, however, hate the bus. I don’t mind taking the bus in general, but I do wish it ran a little more regularly. I guess we just need to move to Seattle. Believe it or not, my commute would be 10 times better. I feel really blessed that I found a job I like so much. It’s a great atmosphere, the people I work with are awesome, and I really enjoy being there. I also have plenty of time to run errands if I need to….Target and the Mall are right across the street. I usually get down there about a half an hour early, and then I have time to go over to the mall and get coffee.

We had a fun night last night (well, since it’s after midnight, it was technically two nights ago….Martin Luther King Jr. Day). We hung out with Mike and Amy….two of David’s friends. He’s been friends with them for years. We actually all went to high school together. I had met Mike before. I’m glad that David has cool friends….I tell him that quite frequently, but it’s true! I mean, imagine if I despised his friends! That wouldn’t be very fun for anyone! We went down to Mountlake Terrace and played some pool. I say “we”, because I actually DID play! In fact, it was one of my best games ever. AND David and I won! We all had a lot of fun. I took a picture of David, Amy, and Mike before we left.

And one of all four of us. A drunk guy volunteered to take our picture and we didn’t think he was going to stop. It was rather humorous. Interesting people at the bar, that’s all I’ll say!

You can’t tell, but that shirt I’m wearing is really cute AND I got it for $9.08 off the clearance rack at Target the other day. I love finding bargains.

This has nothing to do with anything, but I got some Sweethearts candies tonight. I have loved that candy since I was little. Well, they changed it! It tastes totally different, and I’m a little upset about it. Not only are the flavors different, but the colors are different too! The yellow is no longer banana (it was my favorite), it’s lemon now. I’m not happy.

I’m still debating where I should have my birthday dinner with my friends. Come to find out, I’m probably going to have to work until 8:00 that night, so who knows what will end up happening. Luckily I work right across the street from the restaurant we are most likely going to be going to. I’m 95% sure that I want to go to Claim Jumpers….SO yummy! I will probably need to send David to put our name in, otherwise we’ll have to wait forever. He could probably hang out in that Starbucks that’s right there. That’s a good idea actually! That’s how I’ll sell him on the idea. πŸ™‚

I feel like this post was all over the place! Oh well….some days are just like that.

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