Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday!

"I got this idea from Glamour magazine. They have a section called Hey, It’s Okay and will list a bunch of things to be okay about. You're welcome to join in and do something like this on your blog."

Hey, it's okay...

To be behind. With my tonsillectomy and the Marine Corps ball (which I promise to write about!) I have fallen a bit behind in school work. It's really stressing me out, but as my husband keeps telling me... it's okay. Turning in one thing late, in the grand scheme of things isn't the end of the world.

To feel sad sometimes. Time is slipping through our fingers quickly and I am just not ready to say 'good bye' to my husband for months upon months!

To be super excited about Hobby Lobby!! I am loving that a Hobby Lobby finally opened out here near San Diego! It's a slice of home I've really missed!

To need a break! Everyone needs time to relax!

To take some time to just lounge on the couch with the kitties and rest.

To want cookies all day long! 

To have mixed feelings over Christmas. I love the holidays! Just not looking forwards to my husband leaving around the holidays. I want to make the most of the holidays, but I know it's going to be difficult.

Post your own "Hey, It's okay" and link up!

Monday, November 14, 2011


Enough said! As anyone that has visited Pinterest.com knows, it's a very helpful and very addictive website! According to my account, I have pinned 353 things!! Wow! So many ideas. Dream home ideas, cute clothes, hair cuts, crafts, places, recipes, sayings, quotes, holiday ideas, kids things, and the list goes on and on and on!

Finally this week I have successfully started using those ideas!

An empty salt container top used in a mason jar for sugar
Grow green onions in water for indefinite use
We just finished a container of salt so I turned a mason jar, which is actually much more pretty than the one pictured, into a sugar container for our morning coffee. We also had some green onions from the store which for making fried rice. After making our delicious fried rice we placed the roots in some water and sat them in our kitchen window. Bam! The green onions sprouted up quickly and I'm sure we'll never need to buy green onions again!
Now if only I could use those 'dream home' ideas off Pinterest... 

Friday, November 11, 2011

T: Now I know why girls like to wear scarves so much.
Me: Why..?
T: Because! They're like miniature capes!

Hahahaha Of course! He's on to us, girls!
Happy Veteran's Day you guys! I'm so thankful and proud of all the veterans I know. Of course I am especially proud of my family; my dad, my brother, and my wonderful husband. Without their service our country would be a little less free.

Husband, Me, Dad, and Brother on our wedding day

My husband's return from Afghanistan earlier this year

On that note, we are really enjoying our long weekend! Travis had off Thursday for the Marine Corps birthday, and had today off for Veteran's Day. I have so enjoyed all of the quality time we've gotten to spend together. It makes him leaving for Afghanistan soon so much easier. Enjoying all this time together recently has really strengthened our bond and foundation between each other. I will be so sad to see him go! Homecoming next year will be so amazing.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I am loving my husband!! He has been so amazing this past week. The amount of patience he's shown with taking care of me after my tonsillectomy means the world to me. I feel so blessed to have someone that loves and supports me one hundred percent.

I am loving the sunshine today! It's beautiful! I want to get stuff done inside the house so I can go soak up some sun while I can! I do enjoy all the sunshine we get in California.

I am loving that it is starting to feel like the holidays. I am overwhelmingly thankful to be able to spend the holidays with my husband this year.

I am loving a short week this week!! Travis has off for the Marine Corps birthday and Veterans Day!

I am loving listening to Pandora!

I am loving that I'm starting to feel better. I've finally been able to eat some normal solid food! The pain is still there but subsiding slowly.

I am loving my opportunity to go to school. I may not enjoy my classes this term but I am still glad to be able to take them. I absolutely can not wait to graduate. Graduating college never seemed like that big of a deal to me... until I got married, started moving around, and life started happening. I've worked harder for it now than I ever have and it is going to be such a huge accomplishment for me to graduate.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday!

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"I got this idea from Glamour magazine. They have a section called Hey, It’s Okay and will list a bunch of things to be okay about. You're welcome to join in and do something like this on your blog."

Hey, it's okay...

To listen to silly girly songs all day on loop.

To want to put up the Christmas tree weeks before Thanksgiving.. we already have the stockings up!

To not be ready or prepared for everything. It's inevitable and you'll go crazy trying.

To stay in your PJs as late as you want.

To not even know what state the laundry is in... haven't touched it in a week!

To be dreaming of food. I've managed to get to semi-solid foods! I just want real food!

To waste time on Pintrest! They're stored ideas for later.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

If you all would like to check it out, Women Living Well is doing a ten day series about Godly marriages. I love her blog! It's always chalked full of good information and cute stories. I've always believed marriage is something you should constantly work on. There is always something you could learn about your spouse or grow together. The work only begins when you say, "I do!" 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This has been one of my all time favorite poems. I could read love poems all day...

anyone lived in a pretty how town
by E.E. Cummings

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did

Women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain

children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyone's any was all to her

someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hope and then)they
said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was

all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It has finally happened, my tonsils are gone!
Monday morning I woke up actually before the crack of dawn to take a shower and head over to the Naval Hospital. The Sailors and civilian docs took pretty good care of me and in no time, I was tonsil free! They fed me orange popsicles and made sure I wasn't in too much pain. I had gotten a ton of great advice about recovery and now I'm finding it out first hand. It is totally true that it gets worse before it gets better. The day I came home from my tonsillectomy I was thinking, "wow, this isn't bad at all!" The second day was a bit worse and I'm hoping my third day was the worst of it. The morning of the third day was the worst. The swelling has gone down quiet a bit. The soreness from having a breathing tube is fading. Now the cauterized wounds where my tonsils used to be need to turn into scabs. It's really not pretty. I've been stuck to eating popsicles, ice cream, chicken and stars soup, jello, and eggs. The issue I've run into is that a lot of soft food is also very sugary, which makes me feel even more nauseated. I love ice cream, but all the sugar on top of the pain meds is making me feel sick. Trying to find non-sugary, filling, soft, swallow-able food is difficult! Despite my sweet husband's warnings, I've cooked a few things only to be unable to swallow them. Mac and cheese, couscous, and smoothies are going to have to wait. I'm so hungry! I want real food! I am already planning a Chick Fil A feast as soon as my throat allows! I'm so thankful that I've had someone awesome to take care of me and cook me some meals. Travis is an expert at cooking eggs by now!
Another surprise is that I have not slept nearly as much as I thought I would. Originally I thought I'd be passed out all day from the pain meds! It's a challenging cycle. I've been sleeping only for a few hours here and there with tiny naps in between. My body exhausts itself but before I can get too much sleep my throat wakes me up.
I can already tell, despite the epic whining about changing my mind, that this was worth it. My throat hurts like crazy, but I know this is a good thing. Sadly, I still need to get some school work done for this week and I'll probably be home bound for the entire weekend too.