Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Read my other blog

I've not been writing on this blog much. Partly because I have other things to do, partly because I don't have anything to say. I've been writing personal things on my business blog about once a month. If you want to keep up with my boring personal life feel free to read my business blog, specifically anything filed under the "personal" category.

Till later.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Back where I belong

I got back home a few days ago. It was great to see Hubs again! Three weeks is a long time to be apart for sure. But now the "yay!" has worn off and I'm feeling so empty. I rarely had down time when I was away, so now that I have lots of downtime it's strange. I don't know what to do.

I cleaned up the house the first day I was here. I got all the laundry done the second day. I'm caught up on design work and emails. There is no one around to spend time with, or go to lunch with or talk to. No games to be played or cookouts to be had. All there is to do is watch tv and since I didn't watch much tv when I was away, I just don't feel like doing that now. It's such a waist of time, but in this case that's the point.

I'll get back into the swing of things. It's just weird right now. Vacations are awesome but being back home, hum.... still thinking that one over.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Missing the rain

After a quick phone call from my mother, I decided to go to AZ. What is it about mothers? They almost always know the perfect things to say.  It helped that one of those things was, "we got the AC fixed".

I was able to surprise my grandparents at their 60th wedding anniversary party. It was great and I'm so glad I got to do that!! I'm here at my parents house now. We have been playing lots of games, I've been visiting family and friends. I even went camping with my parents and sister.

Pulling a camp trailer, my dad drove us in his SUV for 3 hours to get to the camp site. When we finally got there we were the only ones around. There were lots of trees (they smelled really good) and birds and ants and flies. There were dried up creeks and streams. I could tell it used to be really pretty there. My sister said it looked like a totally different place than last time they were there.

So much of AZ is dry, dusty, brown and hot right now. Even worse than I remember. I haven't been here during the summer since I moved away seven years ago and I don't think I'll be back again. It hasn't rained in months and it needs it bad.

The camp site was in the mountains, but it was still about 95 degrees during the day. The wind would blow a bit and it was almost bearable in the shade but still fried some of our brain cells and made it hard to play games that required a lot of concentration.

When the night came and it was drastically better. The temperature went down and tons and tons of stars filled the sky. Stars always get me. I love them. And I've never seen them better than I have looking up into an AZ sky.

We stayed for two nights and decided to go home early. Camping just isn't want it used to be. It was nice to go though. It's been about 10 years and now I know I still like it, as long as it's not too hot.

I love spending time with my family here in AZ, but I don't miss the state. It used to hold such a large part of my heart but that is almost all faded now. I love NC so much and I miss it. I miss my house and my husband.  As sad as it will be to say goodbye in 11 more days, I'm looking forward to my green state and rain. I do miss the rain.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


My little sister has been visiting Hubs and I for the last few weeks. It's been great. I love having her here! I've been working so she's had lots of down time but she likes to read so I think it's been okay for her (we even took her to several book stores to restock).

This Friday we are both headed to the airport. She's going home and I'm going with her. I'm going to surprise my grandparents by showing up at their 60th anniversary party (shhhh, don't tell!!).

I'm excited... except.... my mom just told us the AC at their house is broken. They live in AZ so it's hot. I hate being hot. Sigh. Also, Hubs is staying here. I HATE being without him and will miss him terribly. Another sigh. Like, a really huge one.

I go back and forth in mind mind as to whether or not I'm going to actually get on that plane and go through with it. As much as I want to go, I don't want to leave. If that makes any sense. Ultimately I'm sure I'll go and I'll have a great time.

I'll get to see and spend time with my grandparents, see my cute little niece and other family members I haven't seen for awhile. It will be good. My husband will survive without me. I won't melt in the heat (I'm not a witch, most of the time). Yeah. I think I'll go.... maybe.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New car too!

I occurred to me that I haven't posted about our new car so this is late but here it goes.

A couple months after we moved to NC Hub's car broke down. Luckily we had my car so we just used that. I worked from home (graphic design) and didn't really need a car so only having one wasn't a big deal. But my car was old. It was my very first and only. I've had it since high school, through college and the first five years of our marriage. It still ran pretty well but the shocks were shot and we needed a newer one. My family have been bugging us to get a new one for years and years.

So we decided that when we move into our new house we would also buy a new car, mostly because our rental house only had a one car garage and we didn't want either car sitting outside.

Fast forward a year and shortly after we moved into our new house I had to get a tooth pulled. Hubs drove me and on the way we passed a dealership. After he dropped me off he went back to the dealership for a test drive while he waited for me. As I was sitting in the dental chair waiting to have my tooth pulled I get a text from him saying he bought one. Just like that.

It's a beautiful black 2013 Hyundai Elantra. It's so new and shiny. It drives so well and looks so nice. We love it!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I love our house!

I haven't had much to say lately. I can only write, "I love our house!" so many times. I feel like anyone who reads this blog are sick of hearing about it. :)

But... I love our house!! We've been here for over a month now and it's already my favorite house I've ever lived in (besides the home I grew up in, nothing will ever compare to the wonderful loving environment my parents created for us in that home).

We've painted the entryway, living room, and kitchen a nice light grey. The dinning room is a darker grey and my office sports stripes of white, greens and gold. You can get a peak into my office if you read this post that I published on my business blog. The colors are pretty random in there, I was inspired by some frames I found at Khols.

Speaking of my business blog, if you clicked over for a peak did you notice the new blog/website design? I changed it a few weeks ago and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. Nearly as much as our house (well, not really but it's in second place behind it). The navy and pink combine in my mind to make purple. Purple is my favorite color.

If you are in need of some graphic design (logo, web, blog, illustration, print, ect.) please contact me using this super cute page of the newly redesigned website! I would love to work with you. Or anyone you know for that matter. Pass us on please!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Plus a house, minus a tooth

We did it! We've moved into our new house and it's fabulous. It was a lot of work and stress but totally worth it. We decided to paint the walls right away so I'm working on that, a light silver/grey color which Hubs and I both love. I've got  more stuff to unpack and things are still a mess but it's getting there. We got our washer and dryer yesterday and our new couch came in a few days before that. I feel so very spoiled. :)

The fun got interrupted Saturday night when my tooth started hurting. Monday morning I got a dentist appointment for Tuesday (today). Then Monday night my mouth/check/jaw area swelled up. Great. When I went in they said one of my teeth was probably infected and I should pull it. They referred me to a specialist. I went to the specialist. They made me drink juice and take some pills. They stuck big long needles into my gums and my mouth went numb. Then they pulled the tooth right out. I didn't feel much pain at all.

I'm back home now, biting down on gauze and spitting out blood. It's SO gross!! The swelling is still present and will be for awhile. I look like a chipmunk (on one side anyways) and I can't talk. They gave me a prescription that is suppose to kill the infection and make the swelling go away. It's also very likely it will make me sick.

Oh well, I'm sitting in my new house right now and I'm happy. :)