Friday, May 16, 2014

This is for you

So my good friend Kim totally called me out for not posting in over 2 months... So Kim this is for you :)
Things have been busy in our house, well our houses.  Painting is finally starting to wrap up at the new place (pictures Sunday I promise!) and we will be starting the kitchen tomorrow and hopefully measuring and ordering the tile for the bathroom and new exterior doors this week. 
I had a ... medical issue ... in midApril that I really don't need to talk about on here but it kind of put a damper on my mood so I was avoiding my blog etc for a while. But now we are back to normal and hard at work. 
More later!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Furniture

We got a bunch of our new furniture delivered today. It isn't situated yet and the paint isn't done on the walls but here is a sneak peak of what our new china cabinets look like. They are all reclaimed wood. One matches the dining room table and the other two are one-of a kind handmade. They are absolutely perfect I love them especially the one with the wrought iron work. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

House update

So we've been hard at work putting the modern touch on our traditional house (see what I did there?) but we have not done nearly as much as I had hoped we would by now. 
For some reason I had this crazy idea that we would actually accomplish stuff on weekends but we really haven't been working as much on the weekends as I had planned. 
There really isn't a whole lot to do, and since we have time we are kind of taking advantage of it. 
Our to do list consist of painting every room, refinishing the hardwood floors, some minor updates in the kitchen (including a dishwasher) and the big projects-updating both bathrooms. So far we have painted the ceilings and the dining room. And we refinished the hardwood floors last weekend in every room except the kitchen. 
Ill post pictures soon. (I thought they were on my phone, apparently I was wrong.)
We are having our new living room and dining room furniture delivered tomorrow so we will probably paint the guest bedroom and kitchen while we are waiting on the deliveries. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Big News!

So I promised everyone a big surprise...then I completely forgot to update the blog-o-sphere... Hubby and I bought a new house.  We closed on February 26th and are currently working on making it our own.  The plan is to paint all of the walls, refinish the hardwood floors, make some minor updates to the kitchen, and gut the bathrooms.  So far we have painted the dining room, painted the ceilings and refinished the hardwood floors in every room except the kitchen.  I will post pictures soon I promise :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lent

So my bible study thing isn't going too well. I'm reading and studying more than I have in the past but I think I put too much structure to it for me to follow so I'm modifying it to 15-30 minutes per day of God time with the end goal of reading the entire bible and understanding the context and meaning behind what I read. 
With that being said I do not normally make Lenten sacrifices as it is not a part of my religious tradition. I love the beauty of lent and I do try to do something to better myself in God during the season but it is rare that I actually give something up or make a daily challenge type of thing. This year I am going to do something different though. I love getting mail and sending it. I just wrote a letter to my Grandmother which is something I do randomly because I know she appreciates them over emails and Facebook messages. And I'm sure other people appreciate them to. So I'm going to send a letter/card to someone different who I don't see as much as I would like to for the remainder of lent. Hopefully I can make their days a little brighter :) 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

my husband is crazy

I am being forced to watch a documentary about the Brumuda triangle...

Also, I'm not allowed to make fun of it because apparently it's real and full of dark energy so that space time expands and people who disappear in the BT actually go through a wormhole and if they survive the "space warp" then they will end up on the other side of the triangle quicker than they should and other stuff...

He's looney I tell you....looney



PS--Dear random Navy people in the future who find my blog doing random background checks on my husband that may or may not affect (effect?) his security clearance approval etc should he ever need it please note that this is a place I come to vent and often times make fun of my husband...Please take everything written on this site with a grain of salt and understand that exaggeration is often used.  My husband is not actually crazy and does not actually believe the stuff above...this is me making fun of the crazy person he wanted to watch on the documentary....

 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Closer to God

I've decided this week to try something new.  I am going to spend 15-30 minutes per day in bible study.  I normally read a daily devotional and that is great but I'm really bad at sticking to a real bible study so I've decided to take a new approach.  I am looking at this study as more of a research project than anything else.  I'm starting with Genesis 1 and going to (hopefully) work my way through every story in the bible, one story at a time, over the next few years...yes I realize this approach is going to take YEARS, however I think I will come out of it more grounded in my faith and with a better understanding of God's word outside of the Sunday school answers.  I know tons about theology, and more than most people about particular parts of the Bible but I'm realizing as I grow older that there are a lot of holes in my knowledge and I really want to fill those holes in.
My plan is to read a bible story on Sunday.  On Monday I will re-read the story and research the context in which the story falls, who is the story about, who are they talking to, who wrote the story when etc.  Tuesday-Friday I am going to focus on investigating the true meaning of the story, how it is applicable today and how it was applicable in biblical times and on Saturday I will read the story again.  I figure if I keep notes as I go I will easily be able to flip back through my notes and hopefully be able to draw my own sort of diagram to put the pieces of the puzzle together for myself.  There are 66 books in the bible but there is no real count as to the number of stories.  Since I've decided to take a story approach I have no clue how long this is going to take but I think it is a good practice and it will make be a better person and a stronger Christian.  I am sure there will be stories that require more research and other stories that require less so I may find myself spending 1 day on the application of one story and 1 week on another but I think having the basic layout of one story per week to begin with will help give me focus and structure to get into the habit.  Besides--I'm starting at the beginning, I"m sure there is more than enough meat in Genesis to fill a week of study with each story!!!


Oh and...I will read the begats...all of them....every, single, word...
Wish me luck!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Motivation Wanted

There are a ton of exciting things going on in the Modern household.
I expect to make an exciting announcement on the blog sometime next week-no, there is no baby on the way-that will give the blog a new focus that still embodies the Modern meets Traditional theme that surrounds my life.  I'm so excited about this news I can't wait to share but I don't want to jinx anything just yet.
There is a ton we need to do but not just today but in general but I have just been sooooo lazy!!! I don't want to do anything.  If you happen to see my motivation could you send it this way??? :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

We should listen when God speaks

Today at church the sermon spoke directly to my heart, however I don't think it spoke to me the way it would have spoked to others.  Yet still, I was inspired.   The sermon was about the story in Acts when Saul (later Paul) was lowered from the wall after his transformation to escape from the Jewish leaders who wanted to persecute him the way he had persecuted Christians before him. The point of the sermon that our pastor made was that the people who lowered Saul from the wall did not receive any credit and are nameless in history however without the Saul would not have been able to do what he did.  The second point he made was that Saul had to trust them enough to get in the basket and lowered down.   How amazing is that?  To think that if Saul hadn't asked for help he would have been killed and the majority of the New Testament would not have been written...can you imagine????

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Yes, I do in fact judge you.

I am not a judgmental person. I admit I do judge others sometimes but I try not to be. However I think everyone would be judgmental about this one--today in the bathroom at when I saw someone's underwear, and they were gross. 
This chick pulled down her pants to the ground then her underwear--I really did not want to see that under the stall when I looked down to get toliet paper. 

YUCK!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

some peoples children....even the adult ones

I am in complete and utter shock....while I'm not necessarily surprised I can't help but be annoyed when someone takes credit for other peoples hard work.  I was raised to work hard and help others because that is what you do, not to take credit for other peoples work so that I can get praise/glory.

UGH!!!

Thanks @sailorjane for the title of this post.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Orders are in

Hubby got orders for shore duty and we are staying where we are  Yay shore duty and having him home 90% of the time!!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Top 10 reasons to be an accountant

1. working 16 hour days with no lunch for the months January-June ends when you leave public accounting
2. working 12 hours days with no lunch in January-February never ends, who doesn't like working from sun up to sun down
3. The necessary sedentary lifestyle gives you the chance to expand your hips
4. 95% of the people you work with you are not accountants will screw up things you need and not understand what you are talking about
5. of the 5% of your coworkers who are accountants, maybe 1/2 of them are actually intelligent human beings
6. all of your friends will really love you on April 14 when they realize they forgot to prepare their taxes.
7. the CPA exam is super easy, and cheap, and requires no studying, and not at all stressful
8. everyone you meet will want to hear all about your job because it sounds so exciting...yeah right...
9. you will rarely have to worry about coming home with an exciting story to tell your husband about your day, thus not having to worry when he doesn't ask about your day.
10. people far younger than you with less experience will quickly get jobs at higher levels than you simply because they stayed in public accounting longer.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Well crap

I just laid down and realized I forgot to do laundry...I'm out of clean pants for work...guess who has to shave their legs in the morning. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Stupid boys

Why didn't god wire men and women to speak the same language???  And why does my husband think it's fun to push my buttons??? He has duty today, we rarely talk on the phone on duty day but tonight he called me around 8:30 to say goodnight and ask me a question. We ended up on the phone for over an hour because we were fighting about the question. For the record I can probably count the number of times in our marriage I have been as angry at him as I was tonight and 99% of what I was mad about was just him being a jerk and pushing my buttons but because it was over the phone he didn't know when to stop and I ended up crying. Stupid jerk husband. And guess what the don't go to bed angry rule doesn't really work when he is on duty...

Stupid boy. 

Christmas in ... January???

So hubby's command holiday party was Friday and the turnout was slim to say the least. However for the most part it was a fun evening and I got to hang out with my fellow FRG officers and my friend Amber. We played a wonderful game at our table where we awarded points based on how inappropriate the dress we spotted was, or more like based on how much of the girls hoo-ha we could see because the dresses were so short. What the crap ladies, this is a work event even if it is the military, cover that shit up!!! Many of the worst offenders were single active duty sailors so I have to assume they are dressing that way to try and land a boyfriend but it's redicilous. 

Anyway, my friend Kim and I were taking a picture when we had the most amusing photo bombers in the world...the CO and XO hop behind the ice sculpture.  For your view kind pleasure.  Isn't my dress cute??  

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Why duty days are bad for my health

Currently hubby's ship is on 3 section duty to make sure everything is/was covered while people took leave for the lholidays. 3 section duty sucks. 6 section duty day is my favorite day of the week usually 8 section duty would be amazaballs. But 3 section duty is bad for my health. Why you ask??? Because unlike my dear husband I don't HAVE  to wake up before 5 AM. Therefore our normal 9ish bedtime isn't mandentory unless I want to wake up in time to go to the gym so instead I get wrapped up in crappy tv shows and end up shocked when I look at the clock and it is close to 11PM when I actually do HAVE to wake up a little early tomorrow because I have a ton of work that has to get done tomorrow. 

OOPS.  Oh well off to bed I go

Good night world! 

Shopping

My husband is apparently a strange size...tall, skinny neck, realtively proportionate rest of his body. We went shopping las night for a new suite. JC Penny had one jacket and no pants that fit and Macys had 3 suites that fit him in the entire store...then for shirts...they didn't even have a white one in his size. Our options were dark green, grey, and pink...I used to think Adam was just picky about his pants and such but after this fiasco I get it...they don't carry clothes that fit him properly. What a PITA. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Realization

I have come to realize exactly how boring my life is. I have exactly nothing interesting to write about today so instead enjoy this cute picture of my dogs 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Friendship

Friends, real true friends, make the bad not so bad and the good even better.  Today I got to spend some much needed girl time with my deployment soulmate Kim. I have no idea how I would have made it through the las half of hubby's deployment without Kim and am do glad that we have become friends. It is crazy how much we have in common and how well we get along I am absolutely blessed to have her in my life. Kim and I went shopping this evening because we missed each other terribly and I needed shoes to go with my amazing dress for the command holiday party this weekend. The trip was a success and I will post a picture of my outfit after the party. It was so relaxing to just spend a few hours cruising the mall with Kim and just gossip and browse. We discovered the most FABOLUS sunflower dress at a teeny-bopper store that reminded me of a 1990 kindergarten classroom and now know we should be wearing sequins and showing our midriffs if we want to be cool. Apparently we are doing it wrong but at least we are doing it wrong together. :)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Babies and Puppies

Today we had lunch with our good friends John and Sarah and exchanged Christmas presents.  While no one cares about adults exchanging Christmas gifts I was excited to give our gift to my Goddaughter who is 14 months.  We got her a toy that has giant marbles that race through tubes and it looks like a lot of fun.  I think she will like it once John gets it set up.
Poor Olivia was bit by a dog last night.  They were at a friends house and the friend has a lab who is possessive of his food.  Olivia was playing in the labs food bowl and the dog snapped at her.  It was just one quick bite, the dog was trying to get her to leave his food alone, but it left a pretty bad puncture on her arm.  Sarah was concerned Olivia might be afraid of my dogs after the traumatic evening but as soon as they walked in the door Olivia started talking to Izzy and Jersey and trying to play with them.  I'm not sure if it is because the bite didn't instill any fear of dogs in the baby or if it is because she doesn't see Izzy and Jersey who weigh about 13 pounds each as the same animal as the 90 pound lab.  I hope it mean's she isn't going to be afraid of dogs.  I"m glad that she is okay.
I hope that everyone remembers to always watch your babies around dogs, especially dogs that aren't used to being around babies because you never know when the baby will pull the dogs ear or take away a toy and the dog will react in the way that dogs are naturally wired to react.  The dog didn't mean to hurt Olivia but it happened and hopefully this little pain by Olivia will help keep others from suffering worse pain in the future.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Years Resolutions

Adam and I did make some resolutions for 2014.  Our focus is on bettering ourselves for the year and really want to be healthier in the future.
Adam's main resolution is to run a marathon, in the process of training he should lose the weight he needs/wants to lose (around 30-40 pounds). He also wants to get promoted to the next rank.

My resolution is to run a 1/2 marathon with Adam and reach a healthy body fat %.  I also want to get my CPA license and read at least 12 books.  I think one per month is fair since last year I only read 3 or 4 books for fun.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

One Word

Yesterday morning I had on the Today Show and they had a guest talking about how instead of resolutions which are usually forgotten before the end of January we should pick a word to shape our year. In order to pick the word we should look up (pray?) look in (at ourselves?) and look out(those around us). Hubby and I decided this sounds like a good idea. Not that we aren't going to have resolutions (those will be another post) but we picked words too. 
My word is ENCOURAGE. Adams word is COMPLEATION. 
More soon. 

Happy New Year

I have decided that in 2014 I want to make 365 blog posts. I would say one a day but since it is already after midnight therefore making it January 2 I'm not off to a great start. 

These posts probably won't be long and many will probably be boring but what's the point of having a place to be self absorbed and document my life if I don't document the mundane as well?

I spent New Year's Eve sick as death. Went to work until around 2 then spend 3 hours at the doctor waiting to be seen (59 minutes after my appointment time) then waiting on my medicine. Then I stopped to get Chinese take out (Adam had duty so it seemed like an easy option) and headed for the couch. Jersey was scared of the fireworks so the dogs and I slept on the couch until about 2am when I kicked them to their own beds because I felt so crappy and went back to sleep.
As for New Year's Day I am fairly certain I have spent roughly 20 of the past 24 hours on the couch and 3 of the 4 I wasn't on the couch I was taking a nap in my bed. I gave hubby the bed for the night since I'm so congested I figured I would sleep better on the couch and he would sleep better without me. I woke up about an hour ago and have been playing on my phone but am finally starting to get sleepy again so back to dream world with me. 
I wish you all health, growth, and happiness in 2014!