Thursday, June 21, 2012

Great timing...thanks navy.

My dear sweet husband has duty tonight. My mom will be here tomorrow night through Tuesday morning. Something happened this morning that I really need to talk to him about in private. Hope he's home early tomorrow.
Great timing navy, thanks a lot.

**no I'm not pregnant and I don't think it is anything that will cause a fight etc. it's just something no one else, least of all my mom, needs to hear.

Sorry for the vagueness but this is my blog and I need to complain about crappy timing somewhere. :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

House hunting

Adam and I are looking for a new place to call home.  We realized over the weekend that our current lease for the shoebox is up on July 31 so it's kind of crunch time...oops :)  Luckily I am super at house hunting and compiled a great list of options.  We did a bunch of drive-bys this week and have 12 that are ok, 6 of which we really like however 2 really stand out above the others.  They have everything we want, fenced in yards for the puppies, large yards for entertaining, 3 bedrooms.  Major draw back is they both only have one bath :( but that's ok.  Being as it's still just us I'm betting we move again before having to deal with sharing the bathroom with a pre-pubescent who likes to primp so while I would rather have 2 bathrooms we can totally live with 1.  We have scheduled viewings for both of them this week so as soon as we are done I will post pictures etc. Until then here are a few pictures I stole from the realtor's websites :) Option 1: (My #1 before viewing, Adam's #2 before viewing) 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath 1,152 Sq Ft Fenced in backyard with separate fenced in run area in back yard for dogs if they needed space away from humans (ours usually don't but might come in handy if friends are over with their dogs or kids??)  Small Storage Shed in backyard Washer & Dryer included Street parking may be congested for guests, room for 3 cars in driveway Commute time/miles:  Adam-15minutes/4.5miles Shanon-20minutes/8.5miles Option 2: (My #2 before viewing, Adam's #1 before viewing) 3 Bedroom (2 downstairs, 1 Upstairs), 1 Bath 900 Sq Ft Fenced in front and back yard Garage  Corner Lot, Ample street parking for guests, room for 3-4 cars in driveway including garage Washer & Dryer not included Commute time/miles:  Adam-20minutes/6miles Shanon-17minutes/7miles

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I want to be a better person

People say it all the time…”I want to be a better person”-but what do they really mean?
Being a better person means different things to different people at different times.  It could me I want to be have and be a “good boy,” as was the case with Huck Fin after he was taken in by the Widow Douglass (before of course he ran away with the Slave Jim).  Another possible meaning by I this statement is that I want to be more Christ-like, I want to be less sinful, I want to be nicer…All of these are completely valid meanings when saying I want to be a better person.  They are not however what I mean.  Do I want these things yes but right now I am in a place where I truly want to be better, in every aspect of myself.
I want to be healthier
I want to be nicer
I want to be happier
I want to be more productive
I want to be more active
I want to help others
I want to be smarter
I want to be less lazy
I want to learn more
I want to show my husband how much I love him every day
I want to make other people happy
I want to be a more giving person
I want to be a more forgiving person
I want to be a better person.
So a few people have asked me what put me on such a health kick lately.  The honest answer is I want to be a better person.  I am by no means fat, but I am (slightly) overweight.  This time last year through last fall I did a great job losing it.  I trained for 2 5(k)’s, the first with my super awesome fellow navy-wife @Sespi from And You Never Did Think, my second with some friends from work.  I lost about 15 lbs and felt the best I have in years.  Then I got lazy, then the holidays came, then I moved…and I ended up gaining 20 lbs…guess what that was not a rebound from a crazy diet, it was simply me getting fat from being lazy.  I’ve realized that if I want to feel that good again I have to get off of my ass and do something about it.  So I am doing something about it.  I am taking the first (baby) steps towards being a better person.  Well the second steps…starting my MBA program feeds into this too, so will getting my CPA…I have a plan..and it’s not all about losing weight.  I really really really want to be the best me possible.  I want to accomplish all of my goals.  It may take me 5, 10, 15 years but I will do it because I am capable.  And once I accomplish a goal I’m going to do my damndest to make sure I don’t fall back into old habits.  So yes, right now I am obsessed with counting calories and making sure I go to the gym…but next year I’m going to be obsessed with the CPA exam...while still counting calories and going to the gym.  And the next year I’m going to be obsessed with volunteering, while keeping up my CPE credits to keep my CPA license active and counting calories and going to the gym.  This is just the part I am broadcasting right now.  If I can get into the habit of doing these things they won’t become work anymore.  I’m not saying my MBA classes are easy but aside from the occasional text about hating calculus (Why in the hell do I need to re-take calculus?  I have proven I don’t need it in the real world!?!?!?!?!) I am no longer broadcasting every time I complete an assignment. 
So thank you loyal blog readers for putting up with this weeks/months/years obsession and with me broadcasting every time I lose .1lb because when I write it down it seems real and the more I do the more I am likely to keep doing.
Tomorrow I will be a better person than today.  As Albus Dumbledore said “Do or do not, there is no try.” 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

MilSpouse (first) Friday (or Saturday?) Fill-in

I am a complete failure...It completely slipped my mind last night that it was Friday and I forgot to post this...I even came up with one of the questions!   If you want to participate go check out Wifey's Blog and join in the fun!

1. What’s one thing in the past month you would have changed?May was really an awesome month.  I probably would have had my mom send me my old graphing calculator for this pain in the ass calculus class sooner but that's about it.
2. What was your favorite thing that happened in May? 
Two of my best friends from college came to visit last weekend and it was AWESOME! Specifically the two standing behind hubby below, the third groomsman (the one standing out of line!) is currently deployed but we got to hang out with his wife last weekend too.
3. June includes the first day of summer… what are your plans for the summer?My mommy and her best friend/my maid of honors mom are coming to visit me, I'm super excited!  Also I'm hoping to go visit Colonial Williamsburg a few more times.
4. Do you use the services on base (gym, financial planning, family services, daycare)? And if so, what’s your favorite one? (thanks to Shanon at Modern Meets Traditional for this question!)
We have been going to the Chapel on base instead of shopping for a local church and I love it so far.  Also I went to the gym yesterday morning for the first time, my only real complaint was no hot water when I jumped in the shower.
5. What are you looking forward to in June?
Sunshine, Beaches, and My Mommy!!!