Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A recap & 7 Questions

Hey everyone. I'm super sorry if you've been just biting your nails, wondering where I've gone.
By that very unladylike noise, I'm sure you haven't.
But I have been insanely incredibly miraculously busy around these parts.
(There may be more detailed posts to come at some point. We'll see).

BUT as for a recap...

Friday: Had a sit down meeting with my parents over some new exciting things in my future. (hopefully)

Saturday: I was out and about with a group of nine other people, most extremely loud and all family, literally from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm. It was an excruciatingly long day. It was a mother's day with my brother and his family. It's a tradition to do it that weekend as it's also Balloon Stampede around here. (I'll probably do a post here after I get some time with some pictures we got of it, explaining it a little better. For now, just go with hot air balloon display at the fair grounds.)
I love my family to pieces but I'm quite used to just being me and my husband with occasional appearances of my mom and in laws. I like quiet and orderly. I like planned and scheduled.
Saturday all that shit was thrown out the window.
Needless to say, exhausting.

Sunday: This was mother's day with my mother in law and my husband's grandma. We went over to grandma's place, had pizza, hung out. Exceedingly chill in comparison of the day prior, but with everything going on, I find myself still running on fumes.

Monday: This was my mom's birthday. I decided that this year I was going to make her have a party. She's never had one in my recorded memory, and she's always sounded so excited over the idea if I ever bring it up, but there's usually some kind of scheduling conflict with -someone- and it doesn't get done.
But this year, it did get done. I also helped with set up and making sure everyone got there so she wasn't stressed. We had a bottle of wine and a half, and sat around the table playing card games.
We were loud, boisterous, unruly, and sometimes downright crass.
But it was a good time. She was extremely happy with how it went, and that made it worth it.

Tuesday: I thought I'd finally be able to have a breather. I did for the first part of the day. But then my mother texted me about a job opening somewhere or other. I've been really trying to pound the pavement to get myself working again just due to the fact that that's where I believe I need to be at the moment. I've had two years to have some fun and alone time with my husband, and I've loved being a homemaker. But I think it's selfish not to at least try and get back into the workforce for now. So I was pried from my bath to go get dressed and make a few rounds. And subsequently plan to do it again for the next few days.

Now, doesn't all that sound exhausting?
{Mostly} worth it. Surely.
But you also gotta add in a healthy dash of anxiety for anything that had gone unplanned or off schedule.
It adds up for a large toll on the psyche,
but even as I right this I find a certain note of pride.
In knowing that I'm accomplishing all this with a marginal sense of flair,
And it's thus far been turning out successfully.
I'm a planner, a list maker, and sometimes neurotic,
but lately I've at least been a successful one!

All that was just supposed to be a quick precursor to seven questions. It was, swearsies.
So let's give it a swing shall we?

{ 7 Questions }
thank you Gentri Lee!

1. Are you a thrift shopper?
I am becoming an increasingly thrift-y shopper. But truth be told, our thrift stores around here aren't that fabulous in my opinion. Some things I'll go browse for, sometimes, but there is just something about them that some days I just cannot handle.

2. You just had a very bad dream, what do you do?
Well if I have a bad dream, I tend to wake up my husband, either through intentional methods or otherwise. We're pretty in sync with one another. Luckily for me, I'm not much of a dreamer, so that cuts down on the bad dreams as well! But when I do, it usually consists of some good hugs and going back to sleep. If it's really bad, I can't sleep afterwards, then that involves some couch time with the lights burning and watching netflix while the hubby dozes beside me.

3. What is your favorite flavor of Ice Cream?
Tough call.. I usually am in the mood for something and I'm not sure if I have a -favorite-. But if I had to pick one I'm in the mood for most often? Cherry chip.

4. What do you do with your money? (spend it, save it, invest it, bury it, etc)
Recently we've been trying to be really money conscious and save it. It's worked so far, at least we haven't overdrawn, but before that we spent it >.>

5. What was the last quote or statement you heard that really hit you?
I just so happen to have a nifty pinterest board just for these occasions!



Pretty good stuff right? I thought so.

6. What do you do when you're driving alone? (ex: dance, sing, listen to talk radio, etc)
I don't often drive alone anymore, or really at all. {haha}. But when I do, I'm a singer and a dancer. But then again, I'm like that around others too. But alone you don't have to take into account other's song preferences.

7. Did you watch the premier of Bachelorette? If so, who was your favorite bachelor?
Gah no. I don't do 'mainstream' reality shows. e.g. bachlor/ette, idol, dancing with the stars. Anything on abc/cbs/nbc just does not catch my interest. If I'm going to be rotting my brain with trashy reality shows (which I do quite often might I add), I want some good drama, some mindless catastrophes, I want the late night MTV2 specials that you shudder at watching. Those are my bread and butter.

All right ladies (&gents?), I've shared a bit about me, now it's your turn to go out and be fruitful and do the same! Don't forget to go link up with Gentri Lee and see what others have posted too!


  1. Those two quote are ones that I live by! You seem to have been SUPER busy! I hope you get in some "you" time soon!

  2. That's kind of nice that you don't have dreams a lot. I have them far too often.

  3. Sounds like a busy couple of days.

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