Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Live Blogging Saturday

I wrote this on Saturday, intending to post it on Sunday. When I failed, I planned to post it on Monday. And Tuesday. And now, here we are. 

I've seen a few of these posts floating around and I think it's a really cool idea. Today, since I have the time to actually stop and document what I'm doing, it seems like a good day to give this a shot. Here we go.

5:36 a.m Wake up having to pee. Make the painful decision to get out of my warm bed and go, even though my alarm is going off very shortly. Crawl back into bed and just close my eyes when...

6:20 Alarm starts buzzing. Snooze.

6:25 Check my phone/ipad/social media.

6:30 Grab a handful of clothes...just enough to meet the lowest level of "presentable" (see: sports bra, t-shirt, yoga pants). Take the fastest of showers. Finish morning routine.

7:00 Say goodbye to Justin and head out the door.

7:02 Slip in the icy-doom covered driveway.

7:15 Say a silent prayer of thanks that someone remembered to make coffee for this meeting. Fill up my cup (drink). Converse with coworkers, trying to think up something new to talk about from the 13 hours since we last saw each other. Opening devotion.

8:00 Bathroom break. Second cup of coffee. Meeting is underway.

9:30 Coffee refill. Starting to feel the effects.

10:15 By now I can't sit still. Tapping my feet, drumming my fingers, doodling. Get up and book it out the door as soon as meeting is over.

10:30 Arrive at the gym. Workout. Head home.

12:00 Raid cabinets for lunch. Decide on half a peanut butter sandwich. Watch the latest Big Bang Theory. Chug water.

12:40 Shower. Realize I have no clothes. Fold a mountain of laundry that will probably not get put away until I run out of clothes again. Pop in another Big Bang Theory dvd, and I'm done for the afternoon. Between laundry, knitting, and snuggling with Jethro, I don't leave the couch. Until we make dinner plans with friends and I wait until the last possible minute to start getting ready.

6:30 Finally ready, get in the car and immediately start flipping through radio stations. About 10 minutes into the drive Justin gets crabby and says Can you PLEASE just pick something already?!. I settle on The Fray cd that is in my cd player. Stupid radio.

6:50 Skate through the icy parking lot into the nicest restaurant I've been to in a long time. We get a table by the window and order fancy drinks while waiting for our friends. Then we play hangman while waiting for our food.

8:00 Decide that we want to go bowling rightnow. But realize that there is nowhere in the vicinity that has open bowling. So we settle on coming back to our house to play cards.

...and that, friends, is where the live-blogging ends. Sometime after a few games of euchre and a couple limon and diets, we call it a night. I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my life, and that you had an enjoyable Saturday as well.
Xo Steph

Friday, January 10, 2014

Happies & Crappies

It's Friday! You know what that means!

The Vintage Modern Wife & Brunch with Amber: Happies and Crappies Link Up


Crappies: 
-Since I know everyone is tired about hearing about it, I'll just leave you with this; Polar. Vortex.
-Bills. Car repair bills specifically. Also included: home repair, student loans, and mortgage.
-TV network websites that require sign-in with a cable provider to watch their shows. If I had a cable provider, I wouldn't be trying to watch your show online.
-Taking down Christmas decorations is nowhere near as fun as putting them up.
-Last night I burned my fingers on a pan cooking dinner.
-We're out of Sleepytime tea.


Happies: 
-Yesterday I was sitting with one of my students after nap. Out of the blue he smiled and said "Look! I'm so happy because God washed my sins away!"
-My little knitting project is actually going pretty well. It's starting to look like a scarf.
-Along those same lines, I successfully mended a sweater that had a ripped seam and hemmed a pair of jeans. Bam.
-Justin was supposed to go out of town this week but (after he had driven over an hour toward his destination) he got a call that the conference was cancelled. This could be considered a crappy because the timing was poor. Also because I had planned a glorious week of watching the sappy movies and reality tv that he hates. But more importantly, I'm glad to have him home. 

What's happy and crappy with you this week?
Xo Steph

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Things I've Been Doing Instead of Blogging

I am not making excuses for why I haven't been blogging. Nor will I apologize for being away for so long. In order to have an interesting blog, you have to live life in order to have something to blog about. This is what I've been up to.

Visiting my family. This is the main reason I've been so absent from my blog. I stayed away from recapping, blogging, and even most of my reading while I was with them. I wanted to soak up every second of the friends and family that I get to see so rarely.

Eating. All of the holiday treats and parties have not been kind to me. Or rather I have not been kind to myself, and all of the Christmas cookies that I ate are coming back with a flabby vengeance.

Trying to knit. I've crocheted for years, but have never gotten the hang of knitting. I got a crap ton of new yarn for Christmas and I'm determined to learn. Yesterday I ripped these stitches out and restarted them more times than I could count. 


Reading. It's about time, right? I needed something to do in the car on the trip to my parents' house so I re-read Mockingjay and have just started Dragonfly in Amber (from the Outlander series. SO GOOD!). 


Nothing-ness. Saturday I was able to sleep in, which was great. I was moving pretty slowly when I got up and after I dragged my butt to the gym for a little while, the only thing I felt like doing was going back to bed. I crawled back into my pajamas and we spent the day watching movies on the couch. After feeling bad about it for roughly 0.5 seconds, I realized it has been so long since we have had nothing to do and nowhere to go, so I embraced it. 


Making chili. Chili is one of my comfort foods. It always reminds me of home...my dad makes the best chili. Justin doesn't like chili, so tonight we each made our own soups to freeze and have on hand for those nights we don't get to eat together.


I hope the new year is off to a great start for all of you. How have you spent the first days of 2014?
Xo Steph