Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Humpday Confessions

Thanks to Kathy for providing this linkup for me to spit word vomit at you. These are my confessions...
Vodka and Soda

...I come home for lunch on my break almost every day, and it's so freaking hard to get my butt off the couch and go back. 

...And when I come home I turn on the tv to watch noon-time basic television, such as Paternity Court. Today a lady thought she was meeting her biological father for the first time; when they revealed that he was not, the tears started flowing...and the people on tv cried too. 

...I've been doing pretty well about getting to the gym lately. When I come out though, I have to walk past the Chinese takeout restaurant and it takes every ounce of self-control not to stop in and order one of everything on the menu. How's a girl supposed to lose her fat rolls if she's surrounded by egg rolls?! 

...There is a pile of clean laundry in my dining room that stands about as tall as me. Don't. Even. Care. Folding and putting away laundry is my least favorite thing in the world.

...Today I tried to reach a box that some rude tall person put on top of the cabinets in my classroom; the whole thing fell on me and my students thought it was hilarious. #ShortPeople #TheStruggleIsReal

Xo Steph

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Let's Talk

Here's the honest truth: I'm terrible at introducing posts. I'm much more comfortable with posts where I just talk and tell you whatever is on my mind. So that's what you're getting today. 

Easter. We were planning to have my parents visit for the weekend, but ended up going there instead. My grandpa passed away and we went for the funeral. I grew up incredibly close to my grandparents (my whole family, really), and was blessed to have him with me for a long time and for some very important moments in my life. Of course so many things remind me of him and I have sad moments that stop me in my tracks, but I am comforted knowing he is in heaven. 
I'm the one with the orange hair. 

Divergent. I finally finished it. I don't think I spoke to Justin for the majority of our 9-hour car ride because I was so caught up in it. I can't wait to see the movie. Have you seen it? Read it? What are your thoughts? 

iPhone. Yesterday I joined the world of the iPhone. We were out running errands and Justin pulled into the US Cellular store. I asked what we were doing and he said "I was getting tired of hearing you tell everyone you were the last person in the world without a smart phone, so we're getting you an upgrade". Well, who am I to argue with that? Also, when I showed my old phone to the guy at the store he said "...Gross". 

French Toast. I was awoken to the promise of french toast so I followed Justin down stairs and was going to offer to help him. Then he says "I forgot to take bread out of the freezer"...and now, an hour and a half later, I'm eating cereal. I mean...stale honey nut cheerios after being promised french toast..? Come on. 

Might as well throw in a Sunday Currently. 


R E A D I N G Insurgent. I'm really excited to admit that I finally finished Divergent.
W R I T I N G Pfffffffffft. I have not written in a very long time. BRB, hanging my head in shame.  
L I S T E N I N G to Grace Helbig. That's all.
T H I N K I N G that about what movie/show I will binge watch while I put away the 1000 loads of laundry piled up in our bedroom right now.
S M E L L I N G Justin's coffee. 
W I S H I N G that Justin had made me coffee too. 
H O P I N G that Justin will see my sad face wishing for coffee and go make me some. (update: I shit you not, as soon as I finished typing that, my husband stood up and said "Want some coffee?)
W E A R I N G I hate this question because the answer is always the same. Sweats and a hoodie. Messy hair, don't care. My typical Sunday/Not leaving home attire. 
L O V I  N G that my lesson plans are written for the week so I don't have that to worry about today!
W A N T I N G to be nearer to my family. I know my mom is having a hard time with my grandpa being gone, and it's hard being so far away and unable to help out and be there for everyone.
N E E D I N G to get started on the laundry. Why is laundry never done and can't it just go away?!
F E E L I N G  Chilly. Isn't cold supposed to be over and gone by now?

Tell me what you're up to currently. 
Xo Steph

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Currently

I love when we are able to go to church on Saturday night; it's so nice to get to sleep in some Sunday mornings. Of course when I say sleep in I mean sleep until about 7, then come down to sit on the couch  in my pajamas. Here's what else is happening for Sunday. 

R E A D I N G Nothing. To say I'm still reading Divergent would be a lie; I haven't picked up in over a week. 
W R I T I N G I'm not actually in the writing stage, but I'm working on a few new blog posts and jotting down ideas. 
L I S T E N I N G to a re-run of Pioneer Woman on the Food network website. 
T H I N K I N G it would be a great day for relaxing, catching up on chores, and a Netflix binge. Instead I'm hitting the gym, then going to my in-laws' for the afternoon. 
S M E L L I N G Nail polish. Cover Girl's Ever Reddy to be specific. 
W I S H I N G that I could be Ree Drummond when I grow up. And that we could get Food Network without paying for all of the other cable channels we would never watch; it's one of the only reasons I miss cable. 
H O P I N G that this work-week goes by quickly. It's a short week but those four days tend to go painfully slow. 
W E A R I N G jammies. 
L O V I  N G my new reading schedule.
W A N T I N G Some of this seafood pasta that Ree is making.
N E E D I N G to get my butt up and head to the gym instead of thinking about seafood pasta. 
F E E L I N G Ambitious. Watching cooking shows always makes me feel this way. When I actually head into the kitchen though, it's a different story. Maybe I should start a "tried-to-cook-but-failed" blog. 

Xo Steph

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


-I just ate Ramen for lunch, like a broke-ass college student. I guess being a broke-ass adult isn't that much different.

-Justin was gone all week last week, and since he's been home we've hardly seen each other. That's what happens when you're a teacher married to a teacher.

-Last night I had a dream that I was supposed to accompany some big shot singer at a concert but we didn't get to practice together ahead of time. These are the things that terrify me.

-My parents were supposed to come here for Easter but my grandpa isn't doing very well so we are packing up and going there. Living so far away and not being able to help out or even see them is really hard, and I've been kind of a wreck lately.

-Just when I think work is settling down, BOOM. Curve ball. My assistant has been moved to another room, now I have a co-teacher who may be temporary, may be permanent. Lots of other changes too. BRB, having a breakdown.

-I spent a ridiculous amount of time this weekend trying to figure out a sewing machine that my grandma gave me. It's very old and I'm not sure a manual exists...I spent the better part of Saturday searching the internet and found nothing. I bought some test fabric and tried to figure it out on my own to no avail.

-Thanks for reading my random stream of consciousness as I try getting back into a blogging routine (seriously it had been weeks since I'd even opened Bloglovin', and the amount of posts in my feed was RIDICULOUS).

Xo Steph