"Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish." - John Jakes

Friday, September 28, 2012

Some Random Randomness

Not much to say today, no fancy title or pre thought-out blog, just some random babbling because I can.

Days like this make me hate being a women. Whoever came up with the idea that women should bleed once a month and have it include painful cramps and all around crabbiness just suck, end of story.

But I got our new zombie bedset in the mail today so that was exciting. The place we rent now only has one bedroom, but whenever we move to a bigger place next year this will be the sheets on the guestbed, I don't think many people will want to stay over lol

I think they are the best! All we need is for the creator to decide to make a matching body pillowcase and we'd be set (and yes I suggested it to her lmao, hey it can't hurt). If you're interested in them her facebook page is here and her store link is here. They're handmade so there are long periods of time between when her store is open so you may have to wait awhile for them (I missed out on her last opening in the spring but lucked out and got in when she opened back up a few weeks ago), but if you're a zombie nut like me then it's well worth the wait.

Charlie's been working the late shift the past two days cause the guy who normally does it isn't there. It's been nice having him be home in the morning, though the animals are confused why he has to go to work later lol. Heck they're still upset he's back at work, they really enjoyed him being home for 30 days after his surgery and now get all mopey when he leaves. But they'll get used to it again soon enough.

Next week the M-I-L and her boyfriend are coming up for the long weekend. The first night they plan on staying on the futon in the living room, but no idea if they'll want to sleep there the whole time they're here or if they'll get a hotel (one is right down the street from where we live, the convenience of living near the base lol). That's one of the downsides of having a one bedroom place, no where for guests to stay. I mean they can stay in the attic if they want but we don't have an air mattress so it won't be very comfortable unless they want to bring one with them (which they already said they don't want to do). That's where my parents stayed when they visited (they brought an air mattress with them) and they thought it was fine. So next weekend should be lots of trips into DC or whatever it is they want to do while they're up here. They get here Friday and leave Monday so unfortunately they don't have as much time as we'd like but even small visits are nice.

A lot of people have been asking when we'll visit Florida again and the honest answer is we just don't know. Because of his hip & back Charlie is on limited duty which means he can't leave the state without good reason; and I can't go without him cause he's not allowed to drive so I have to be here to take him to/from work & his doctor appointments. We're talking about putting in a leave request for later this year or maybe early next spring but we'll just have to wait and see how that all works out. As soon as we know any dates for our next visit home I promise to let you know.

Anything else I want to babble about....... oh the last post I said we're going to try to walk Lucy 5 times a week, well we pushed it to 3 times this week cause Charlie is still recovering from surgery and Lucy was exhausted so we don't want any injuries. So we'll slowly increase the walking days and distance to make sure everyone adjusts at a good safe pace.

Anything else.... Anything else....  Nope I think that's about all I have new to say right now. As you see I'm doing better on writing more so +1 for me :) Hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys the last few days of September!!

Monday, September 24, 2012



One pebble

One stone

One shiny piece of glass

That's what signifies my new beginning

My starting over

My fresh chapter

One simple thing that will change my life

Today Charlie and I started our new goal of walking Lucy in the morning at least 5 times a week. So we got up at 5:45 and took the first steps for all of us. Charlie's first step is slowly getting him back into exercising since his surgery, Lucy's first step is getting her the exercise she deserves, and my first step is getting over this rut I've been in and starting fresh.

51 degrees outside and we walked 2 laps around our street circle (took us 16:49 to cover .85 mile, not bad with these big damn hills). We're planning on doing this even as the temperature drops into fall and winter, pushing each other to get out and just do it.

The stones are my new way to track my workouts, each workout gets a stone and when I fill the jar past the curve then I get to reward myself. Then I'll empty the jar and start over, working toward my next reward.

In the words of Three Dog Night, one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do.

But it won't be one for long

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dear Dress

Dear dress,

God you were beautiful, you took my breath away. Right cut, right color, everything about you was perfect. Except the size of course, at this weight you would have never looked good on me. But oh did I dream of being skinny and wearing you around. You became my fantasy, my light at the end of the tunnel. But I walked away, I listened to the voices around me telling me you wouldn't fit and I walked away.

Now a month later I run back to see if you're still there; screw the voices this is my light, my hope, my dream, my everything. I always dream about you in my sleep and I wish you were on my wall giving me the inspiration physically as well as mentally. But alas you are gone, and I am heartbroken. I hope you are happy in your new home and that your owner appreciates your power & your beauty.

So I will continue on with my journey my dearest dress, and I will work on being able to fit into other very nice dresses, but they will never hold a candle to you. The day may come where another dress may take my breath away, but I won't let it down like I did you. And I promise you that if one day fate takes another chance and we find each other again I will wrap you in my arms & call you mine. Together we will finish this journey and we will stand in the light.