Friday, February 25, 2011

Chaos! (warning:LONG post)

I know, I haven't posted on here in a while. I've been CRAZY busy!

First of all, I went to Mississippi this past weekend. My Aunt Kathy was supposed to have liver surgery so I drove my mom down to Mississippi on Friday evening. We didn't arrive until 3am! On the way there we got lost which is funny because we've been making this drive for 16 years. But anywho, not only did we get lost the people on the road were CRAZY! But never-the-less we survived the trip and made it, mostly unscathed.

I came home on Tuesday, leaving mom to fend for herself with the relatives :P. It was my first solo "road trip" and as you can see from the picture to the left, it was VERY boring! The most nerve racking part was having to stop for gas and even that wasn't all that bad. I listened to Glee almost the entire way home (yes, I do have 8 hours worth of Glee to listen to, and yes, I'm aware that that's a little sad lol).

So, Mom and my aunt went to New Orleans Wednesday and found out that her surgery was postponed until Friday (today). Well, long story short today she went into surgery to have blood vessels that were growing on the outside of her liver removed. When the surgeon looked at her liver he realized that he would not be able to remove those blood vessels which rendered the surgery useless. Aunt Kathy is now in recovery, surrounded by her mom, my mom and her two children. She is also now being placed on the liver transplant list so we are praying a new liver become available soon.

Anyways, like I said, I've been CRAZY BUSY! After I got home I had to go to class Wednesday and later Ryan made me dinner :). He made a very yummy Chicken Marsala. I had started to make it but somehow he ended up doing most of it lol. Then Thursday I woke up and cleaned the fridge! I took out and wiped down all the shelves, threw away old food and then wiped down the outside of the fridge! It's empty now and we look like we have no food, but it's clean!
Today I had class again and then after class I went to babysit for a wonderful family :). After that I came home and cleaned the pantry and the cabinets! Luckily tomorrow Dad and I are going shopping because we totally look like we have NO FOOD!

The top of the pantry

The bottom of the pantry
The Cabinet

Who knows what I'll end up cleaning tomorrow lol! Have a great night!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Breeding season?

Ok, so I feel totally accomplished! I am one of the VERY few people from my high school class that is not having a baby. All these people getting their girlfriends prego right out of high school IT'S CRAZY! And what is even more entertaining is listening to them talk about how much fun it's going to be. FUN?! Seriously? What is fun about waking up every two hours, if not more, changing poopy diapers, having your body completely torn apart, being peed/pooped/puked on. Not to mention the fact that infants cry A LOT.. and you can't always make them shut up. Yes, they're ADORABLE and when they giggle or smile at you it makes all the annoying awful things they've done to you worth it but I would hardly say that alone makes the entire experience FUN. ANDDDD most of these people, if not all, do not actually have GOOD jobs. Do they have ANY IDEA how much formula, diapers, wipes, bottles, doctor visits etc cost? Of course not, because they're 19 years old! The only reason I know is because I babysit kids all the time and I have witnessed it with my sister and AJ.

I want kids, several of them actually, but NOT NOW! geeezz people!

That's my soapbox of the day... thanks for reading lol

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cross Stitch adventure

I posted before that I was going to start cross stitching and I have FINALLY gotten around to it! I just started it tonight so I haven't gotten very far BUT I have pictures of the pattern and where I'm at so far(again, not very far lol).

 The pattern is called "Lady Of the Mist" and it is a Mirabilia pattern. I love the roses and the color on her.

This is how far I've gotten lol. Like I said, I know it's not far but hey.. at least I finally started. There are a few mistakes in it but it's the first real cross stitch I've done and I don't expect it to be perfect. I don't even think you can tell there are mistakes unless you are looking for them, so don't look for them please :).

 I thought it would be funny to put a picture of my "workspace". It is... a cluttered mess at the moment lol. To the right is a cookbook. I am trying to think of something to make for Valentines Day dinner(more on that in a bit). Then there is my patter, thread, and my cross stitch. Obviously the TV is there for noise and entertainment(I'm watching Criminal Minds, in case you were wondering), ANNNDD you can see that I have my blog up on my laptop and I am also talking to Meagan about my cross stitch and her sewing machine lol.

I like this picture of the thread i'm using, my mom's scissors and my needle. I thought it was groovy *shrugs*.

Okay, so now on to other things! Valentines day is Monday and I have decided I am going to surprise Ryan by making him something to eat. I'm debating between chicken marsala and beef burgundy. I also haven't decided where I'm going to make it. Since he rents a room in someone elses house he doesn't actually have a kitchen. They wouldn't mind if I used there's but I don't know if I want to do that. I COULD ask my wonderful Aunt Emily if I could use her kitchen since she lives right down the road. We shall see, and I'll let you know how it goes :D.

We have had the CRAZIEST winter Texas has seen like... ever. No... seriously.. it's a record breaking winter! It has snowed THREE TIMES! We had SIX INCHES last week! SIX INCHES!!! In Texas!!! And it snowed/iced again today! It's unheard of! I wish it would all go away.. I need spring to come! On the plus side, it's supposed to be almost in the 70's this weekend!

Ok, well I am off to cross stitch some more. I had to take a break because I was going cross eyed lol. Going to see Ryan tomorrow if the roads aren't too bad :D Night!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside...

... and by cold I mean freezing! It's 13 degrees outside! At about midnight last night it started raining, which eventually turned into freezing rain so now there is ice EVERYWHERE! Classes were canceled for tomorrow and I don't know if there will even be class Friday. Tomorrow the high is 21, Thursday it is 25 and finally on Friday it will be 37, but since my classes are from 8am-12pm I don't know if it will be thawed out by then. I can't same I'm heart broken but at the same time it's a little boring not being able to go outside. My neighbor, Laramie, talked me into going for a walk today... that was stupid lol. Good news though, the weather will be above freezing in time for the Super Bowl.

Moving on. There has been a slight bit of drama lately and I just have to share it, as I find it completely amusing, and yet, slightly annoying at the same time. This guy, Steven, that Ryan and I know through Ryan's coworker, Cody, used to talk to me. In person he was always very nice and respectful but not so much the case when he would text me. He would hit on me relentlessly, and he wasn't discreet about it either. I always told Ryan about it and eventually Ryan got tired of it and said something to Cody, who, of course, said something to Steven. Steven decided to stop texting me, which was fine by me. Well, Sunday night he texted me out of the blue. I basically told him that it was fine that we talk so long as he was appropriate. It didn't take him long to break my one rule. He said "if I say certain things to you, you don't have to tell Ryan." ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I was shocked that someone would actually say that! I told him "You're right. I don't have to tell him, but I do, because I value him far more than I value you. And also, I have more respect for myself than to allow you to talk to me or treat me that way." Who does he think he is? Does this guy seriously think he is so awesome that I would sabotage my relationship with Ryan for him? I couldn't, and still can't, believe he said that to me! Needless to say, I told Ryan what he said and he is pretty mad about it and I, of course, am not talking to Steven.

Oh! Before I go, I almost forgot to tell you! Ryan held a baby for the first time! He held little AJ! I was babysitting  him and Ryan stopped by. I had to go to the bathroom so I just kinda said "Here hold him for a second" and didn't really wait for him to say no. I shoved AJ in his arms and walked off the the bathroom, not before I got a picture though, of course LOL. 

I went shopping at Delia's and this is one of the outfits I got, with the exception of the shoes. Ryan bought me the shoes from DSW years ago :).

Well, that's my soapbox for the day, good night!