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Star Crossed: Episode 12 Recap

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Stupid.  That's basically how I felt about this whole episode.  I'm mad that everyone's stabbing everyone and I'm mad that Zoe's back.  Whattttt?!!!!  LOL... so this recap was a little bit of a venting sesh.  What did you guys think?

PS.  Sorry for the weirdness at the beginning.  I guess I started talking to early.  Womp womp!

2014 Resolutions: May Recap

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

So I've finally come to accept that no month really goes how I hope for it to go.  I thought we'd sort of picked up momentum and would have great stats for the month, but between Doad's surgery and one heck of a kidney infection (thank you, kidneys) our momentum has pretty much stopped.  :/  

It hasn't dampened my spirits though, so I am ever hopeful that June will be a better month.  

Baby steps, people.  One foot in front of the other.  That's my motto for the year. 

1. Run 100 miles this year. 
We only ran the first week in May.  But I'm not too mad cuz 3.49 miles in one week is still pretty awesome for us.  We are going on vacation to Canada soon and both of us are excited about taking some morning runs around the lake.  Hopefully I can figure out how to track the milage on my phone without roaming???  So our total to-date is 19.08 miles and we have 80.92 miles left.  Yikes!  We now need to run about 3 miles a week in order to meet our goal.  Possible, yes.  But we definitely need to buckle down!

2. Get back to my wedding weight. 
Ehhhh.... same as always. 

3. Read 12 books. 
Book #5 = Check!  I got thru a good chunk of this book while chilling with Doad at the hospital, but then it got lost in my purse and I didn't pick it up again til last week.  I'm officially done with the Narnia series.  Can't decide what book to bring on vaca.  :/  

4. Read through one book together with Doad.
We didn't touch our Community book all month long.  I'm bringing it on our road trip to Canada tho.  It's about a 9 hour drive so we should be able to squeeze in at least one chapter, right? :p  (I'll let you know...)

5. Find a cleaning routine that works. 
I'm thinking I need to change this goal to something a little more defined.  Like, "Do at least one load of laundry every week" or "run the dishwasher every other night"... I'm just not able to find a full routine that seems to stick, however, I do feel like we've made progress with our ability to keep the house cleaner.  I think I'm trying to change too much in this area and if I can just add one chore each month that I'm doing consistently maybe that will work better? 

6. Get new items listed on my online shop.
Ok, so I had every intention of listing these new items... and then I gave them away for Mother's Day instead.  Haha.  I do have more on my sewing table just waiting to be finished.  Hopefully THIS month I will get them lissted.

7. Go to a marriage conference.
These things are really expensive!  Still looking for one we can afford.  :/

8. Go on a date with one of my sisters each month.
Jadie and I did an ice cream date in early May.  So fun!  She is growing up into such a sweet, insightful young lady.   

9. Learn Spanish
I finished with the first set of cd's this month!  When we bought the program, it came with four cases of about 16 cd's in each case.  I'm super proud to have finally gotten through a whole case.  My goal for the second case is to do about 6 lessons (or 3 cd's) each month.  Hopefully, I can keep up!

So there's my May recap.  Not a fantastic month, but not a horrible one either.
Again, it's about the baby steps. :)
What are your baby steps for this month?

Star Crossed: Episode 11 Recap

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Ooookay,  we are moving slowly with getting these recaps back on track after our little hiatus.  Hopefully our rhythm will pick up soon.  ;)

I actually really liked this episode.  I thought there were lots of great little plot twists to move the story along without the show having to get too violent or sexual to "keep it interesting".  I still think Emery's the dumbest for joining the "new" Red Hawks and don't get Julia and Eric's relationship at all.  But I'm very interested to see what happens in the next episode.  

What did you think of this episode? :)

A Tale of Two Surgeries...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Oh hey!  Remember that time when I used to blog regularly?

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Yea... that's right, I never do that.  Not even for Star Crossed Recaps... which we watch and tape once a week.  Except that we skipped it for like 3 weeks because Life.

For example, a couple weeks ago Life happened to us in the Tale of Two Surgeries.  Dun dun dun DUHN!

Once upon a time, on a Tuesday to be precise, Doad came home from work with a really bad stomachache.  I knew it was bad cuz he was already in bed in pj's by the time I got home from work.  We thought it was gas, but gas doesn't make you throw up for 4 minutes straight... So then we thought it was some sort of stomach bug.  I asked him a couple of times if he wanted to go to the doctors, but all you ladies with stubborn tough, handsome husbands know what his answer was.

Here's the thing: when I get sick, I get like medium sick for 5 days.  Its that sucky in between sick where you're not quite sick enough to justify calling out of work, but you feel like absolute crap all day and just wanna be horrible to everyone you talk to.  Or cry.  Or both.  When hubs gets sick, he gets like extreme sick for one day.  One day, people.  And I love it and hate it because I spend the whole time wondering if he's dying on me, but it only lasts for one night and then it's over and he's his wonderful, happy self again.

I thought this was his almost dying sick and that when I woke up he'd be all better, so I went to sleep.  I had to get up and take this cute thing to get spayed in the morning.

Obviously, she was thrilled...

Hubs tossed and turned all night, I know cuz I woke up to it every hour. :p  He was still in bed when I got up, so I assumed that he had taken the day off to get some sleep and hopefully he was on the up and up.  There's often not much I can do when he's feeling sick, I've learned to just let him rest and let his body do his thing.  Looking back now, I feel like I was neglecting him and should have known sooner that something more serious was going on, but at this point I thought he still just needed rest.  I left to take the dog to the vet and got home about an hour later.

When I walked in the bedroom he was sitting on the side of the bed sort of hunched over.  He said the pain had sort of moved to his right side and asked me what the symptoms of appendicitis were.  As soon as he said that I knew.  He was like 10 for 10 out of the symptoms and that convinced him that it was doctor time.  

Hello ER... Hello CT Scan... Hello surgery in a couple of hours!

Doad did great through surgery and is the Happiest, Nicest, Jolliest person you've EVER met on drugs.  Even the transport guy who's only interaction with Doad was wheeling him from the recovery room to his private room said, "He's just the nicest guy!" on his way out the door lol.  My baby was feeling GOOD!  

"Happy drugs"

But then it was night time, and night time at hospitals is a special sort of torture.  And then there were fevers.  And another night of special torture.  And then we finally came home on Friday, tired as the dickens and so, so excited to sleep more than an hour without something beeping or someone sticking a thermometer in your face.  

So over having his vitals taken. :(

Our family and friends were awesome and provided us with meals and visits/entertainment to get through the weekend and allow Doad to rest without dying of boredom.  My mom was an absolute angel and picked up the dog from her surgery and nursed her back to health with the help of my siblings while I stayed with Doad in the hospital.  She was very glad to see us on Friday and oh, how we missed her too.  My poor little baby girl.

So I somehow got my dog spayed and my husband an appendectomy on the same day and survived.  It was really hard and I definitely wouldn't recommend it and definitely couldn't have done it without family and friends who pitched in and helped so much.  Our neighbor even mowed our lawn and Doad's work buddies bought us groceries. What? So nice!

I'm so thankful to say that both my husband and my little pooch are healing well and we are so blessed by the way people rallied around us to not only pray for us and visit us, but help meet physical needs that we had as well.  It's humbling to admit that I don't know how to mow my own lawn, but also pretty cool to see others step in as the hands and feet of Christ to serve and love us.  I'm looking forward to finding ways to pay it forward to others and to bless them the way that I was.  :)

Star Crossed: Episode 10 Recap

Thursday, May 22, 2014
And we're back with Episode 10 recap!  :)

So what do you think? Is Drake on Team "yay" or "nay"? lol
Are you over Roman and Emery's cheesiness or do you wish they were back together already?
Is Greyson totally evil now or is there still hope for him?

These are the burning questions in our minds haha.  Stay tuned for Episode 11 Recap, coming soon! :)

Star Crossed: Episode 9 Recap

Monday, May 5, 2014
So once again we got almost caught up with the show and then BFF got sick. :(  Also, I got lazy about posting. :/ Probably because this episode was not as exciting to me.  Obviously, I'm not a fan of the darker, more violent episodes.  Call me a baby, but I prefer the happy haps.

Apparently, I'm also obsessed with how my hair looks in each video.  And for some reason we decided to only fill the bottom half of the frame with ourselves and give you a lovely view of my wall... Sheesh, Jess,  I will get it together, guys.  Some day. ;)

2014 Resolutions: April Recap

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Yea, I've been slacking again.  I do this thing where I get lots of thoughts that I want to share and then I get overwhelmed and don't know how to write them down and so I just ignore my blog for a while.  So I'm taking the easy way out and just writing my monthly goals recap.  For now.  :)

1. Run 100 miles this year. 
This month started out terribly.  We didn't run at all until last week.  And then we killed it.  In one week we ran 5.81 miles.  That's like 50% of what we've run so far lol.  So now our total to-date is 15.59 miles and we have 84.41 miles to go.  Oh, and we met my goal of running the loop through 3 times - our first run over 2 miles! :)

2. Get back to my wedding weight. 
Still not there.  This honestly just isn't a super strong focus for me right now.  I'm focusing on eating healthier and exercising when I can.  If the weight doesn't come off, I'm kind of okay with that because I know overall that I am making healthier choices.  BUT... hopefully, the weight decides to come off anyway. ;)

3. Read 12 books. 
Four down and 8 to go.  This month I read The Silver Chair.  One more book to go and I will be moving on from the Narnia series. :)

4. Read through one book together with Doad.
Well... we met our goal for the month.  We read one chapter and that's it.  I'm tempted to make my goal for this month to read 2 chapters, but I know us better than that.  Unfortunately, if we read one chapter we'll be doing good. :/

5. Find a cleaning routine that works. 
Nope. Not yet.  We did do a little bit of Spring Cleaning, but rather than help me get into a routine, it wore me out and threw off my "routine".  Haha.

6. Sell something from my online shop.
CHECK!!!!! You guys, so excited that I accomplished this goal.  I made a sale on April Fools Day. Haha.  It was not a joke though.  I also got some new vision for the shop and made some new items for the shop.  Hopefully this month I will get them listed. :)

7. Go to a marriage conference.
Still looking for one. Any recommendations??

8. Go on a date with one of my sisters each month.
I changed it up this month and decided to take all my sisters out on a date together.  We explored the shops in historic Sykesville and had so much fun!  My sisters are the best and I love hanging out with them.

9. Learn Spanish
Another slowish month in this area.  This month we worked on past tense and it was just hard for me to grasp.  I'm starting to get it though.  Definitely not giving up! :)

How are your goals going?  
It's never too late to set some new goals or renew ones you've lost sight of!

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