I love…..

*the feeling of Andy’s arms around me after going without them
for three days.

*the fact that I have so much reading to do I feel like my head is going to explode.

*that my sister really, really wants me to be at the family reunion
‘just like old times.’

*my friend Heather, who is always there for me when I need her- even in the middle of a busy work day.

*having a good cry every now and then.

*being with someone who actually cares about how I feel and what I need to feel loved.

*the mild weather we’ve been having lately and the nights with a cool breeze coming in the window.

*my sweet, sweet dog who snuck onto the bed and wriggled her way in between Andy and I just to get some loves.

*that there’s a pork roast cooking in my crock pot today and that when I get home today, the house will smell wonderful because of it.

*the feeling of contentment, peace, and security.

*that Andy texted me twice just to tell me he thought I was sexy and hot- all while I was sitting on the couch next to him.


My new favorite thing

When I got home today there was a package waiting at the door for me from my bestest, Heather!! Woo hoo! She sent me my bridesmaid skirt for her wedding. Heather is a Mary Kay consultant and along with the package she sent me the coolest goodie!

It’s a lipgloss with a roll on perfume on the other end. The coolest part is that the perfume is interchangeable. You can take it out and put in a new scent depending on what you want to carry in your purse that day. So awesome!

This Week

Well, Andy’s leaving on a business trip tonight and won’t be home until Thursday. He offered to let me come along, but that was out, considering it’s the first week of school. I wish I could have gone and bummed around the San Diego Zoo or Knott’s Berry Farm or something.

I’m planning on a Matrix movie marathon this week. One movie, each night that Andy’s gone. That will help keep the house from seeming so quiet without him. And hopefully Henry will keep Andy’s side of the bed warm, cause a king size bed sure is big when you’re just one person.

PS- I have no idea why the pictures I put on previous posts have started to disappear. I haven’t had time to investigate so I apologize but most of those pictures are on Facebook anyway.

My boyfriend’s better than yours

Sorry to say it, but it’s true. There is no guy better than mine. After Andy found out the horrific day I had yesterday, he came home to find me pouting on the bed. He told me just to stay there and rest so I could get rid of my splitting headache.

He said he had everything taken care of and that dinner was already in the works. Which was freaking amazing because even when I feel like crud, I’m still hungry!

So I come upstairs to find the most delicious bacon and artichoke pizza sizzling in the oven and a salad waiting on the counter. I could have cried. Again. For the hundredth time that day.

Then we spent some time working in the garden and playing with Ash and later worked on finishing the book we’ve been reading. Because Andy took the time to be there for me and distract me from the stresses of the day, I was able to enjoy the rest of my night and get to sleep with no problems.

So hands down, my boyfriend is better than yours. You’re welcome to challenge me on that one if you dare.

Getting crapped on

So yesterday pretty much sucked a big one. Because of some misinformation that a lady in the financial aid department gave me, there is now a problem with my credit hours. Because of this, they are telling me that I am no longer entitled to the financial aid that I was supposed to get for the 2009/2010 school year.

This is devastating to me. Without that money, I don’t know how I will pay to attend school this year, setting my graduation date even further back. This is pretty much catastrophic in my mind. If I can’t go to school this year….well, it’s basically the end of the world to me.

So I spent four hours yesterday bawling my eyes out and pleading my case to anyone that would listen. They ended up letting me send a petition in. The petitions board will review my case and decide whether or not they want to allow me to keep my financial aid. I won’t hear back from them for up to two weeks. Class starts on Monday. I can’t focus on anything but the anxiety I feel over this.

It’s all I can do to keep from bursting into tears every second. School is my number one goal and I worked so hard to get my GPA up, take my placement tests and work my way back in to the system. Even though a million things kept getting in my way, I just kept pushing because I want to finish more than anything. Now it could all potentially be taken away from me because of some stupid worker who gave me the wrong information.

They asked if I knew who I had talked to so they could verify that she gave me the wrong information. I have no idea who I talked to. It was months ago. And even if I did remember, like she’s going to admit that she made such a gigantic mistake that affects my life so badly.

The worst part is that I’ve done all I can do and now I just have to sit and wait while someone who doesn’t know me or my situation decides my fate. I feel sick.

I miss you

Dear Barnes & Noble,

Oh, my love. I miss you terribly! But I know I’ve got to stay strong. I’ve got to stay true to the budget.

But I miss your well lit aisles, coffee smell, and organized shelves. We have been so happy together in the past. I’m sorry I let the budget come between us.

I saw today that you’ve got something new.

She’s very pretty. I have to admit I’m jealous. I haven’t had anything new in months. It’s terribly depressing.

Maybe there’s a way I can fit you into my life again. I’m sure the budget will understand. We’ll just have to set boundaries.

But until then, I’ll just continue to long for you and peruse your website with hope all day while I’m at work.

With Love,


More about us…

Just for funsies:

Couples Survey:

-How long have you been together?
A little over 1 year

-How long did you know each other before you started dating?
I think just a couple of months

-Who asked who out?
I’m pretty sure it was just mutual. One of us said “Hey, we should hang out.” We exchanged phone numbers and it went from there.

-Where was your first kiss?
It was in my driveway after a date. I was nervous and ridiculously awkward. I think he thought I was a dork.

-Who’s siblings do you see the most?
His, because one lives with us and the other is not far away. My sisters live out of state.

-Do you have any children together?

-What about pets?
1 Dog and 2 Cats

-Who is the most sensitive?
Me- I read into things, make assumptions and get my feelings hurt easily. He gets over things pretty fast.

-Where do you eat out most as a couple?
We like to try a new restaurant when we go out to eat, but we never turn down sushi

-Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?

-Who has the craziest exes?
I don’t know his and he doesn’t know mine

-Who does the cooking?
Both of us. We enjoy cooking together.

-Who is more social?
I think we’re the same. We were both really social in college and now we’re more the homebody type

-Who is the neat freak?
Me for sure. Clutter makes me feel depressed and suffocated.

-Who is the most stubborn?
So far I think we’ve both had our moments although Andy is always the first to let things go.

-Who hogs the bed?
It’s kinda hard to hog the bed when it’s king size, but Andy is always complaining that I steal the covers and hide his pillows.

-Who wakes up earlier?
I do. Waking up early is not Andy’s cup of tea.

-Where was your first date?
We had dinner at Applebee’s and then he drove me around in his truck and we talked.

-Who has the bigger family?
Our immediate families are the same. He has 2 younger brothers and I have 2 younger sisters.

-Do you get flowers often?
No- I get something better- lots and lots of attention, hugs and kisses, plus the occasional note or gift.

-How long did it take to get serious?
About a month after our first date it started to get real serious.

-Who eats more?
I do. I eat constantly throughout the day and Andy’s always making sure I’m not hungry.

-Who sings better?
Neither. Andy remembers lyrics really well though.

-Who does the laundry?
I do all the laundry every week just cause piles of clothes in the bedroom bother me.

-Who’s better with the computer?
Andy for sure.

-Who drives when you are together?
Andy usually does but sometimes I will.

-Who picks where you go to dinner?
We decide together.

-Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong?
Andy always hugs me first. I get embarrassed about apologizing, but if he initiates then I relax and say what I want to say.

-What does he/she do that you find endearing?
He tells me he loves me- very, very often.

-Who wears the pants in the relationship?
I can be more bossy, but I think we both decide things together usually

-Who has more tattoos?
I have 3 and Andy doesn’t have any

-Who eats more sweets?
I don’t really like sweet. But we both like to go to Coldstone.

-What’s an interesting fact about you both?
We went to high school together but didn’t know each other. He graduated the year before me.

Going hiking

Yesterday was my day off so I decided to start the day off right with a hike. I took my dog, Ashland with me.

She loves to go hiking. She runs ahead on the trail checking everything out and then runs back to make sure you are following.

I went along a trail that is above the University I go to. This is the view of the campus and of the city.

It was pretty hot so we didn’t go too far but it was a nice way to kick off the day.

Books!!! School!!! Happy Dance!!!

Yay!! I bought my books for two of my classes today. I am so freaking excited.

I got the books I need for my American History and for my Women in History classes.

I’ve already started reading them, partly because I’m excited to get started and partly because I have a lot of reading to do and I want to make sure I don’t get behind.

Just for these two classes, I have six books!


I haven’t even picked up my books for my other two classes yet either. My backpack is going to be pretty heavy this semester, but I don’t mind. At least I’m on my way!