Friday, February 24, 2012

Oh, Hello!

I decided today that I have left this blog inactive for far too long. I am going to try my best to keep it up. However, things are changing in my life and I'm not sure how much time I'm going to have. To get things rolling again let me tell you what all has been going on.

My husband and I moved to Kansas and had a difficult time finding a place to live, but ended up through a small piece of luck finding a really nice house just when we had pretty much given up hope. Then once we got settled I resumed my volunteering at the USO (United Service Organization) only to find that I really did not like some of the things that were going on in this USO. Round about this time I found out that after over two years of trying to concieve I was pregnant. We were super excited. Then on December 23rd I began having some spotting, and by Christmas day it was much heavier with lots of cramping. I had lost the baby. We were devastated. We were also in Seattle visiting Tim's parents when it all happened. When we got back home we decided to put the baby making on hold for a little while. To help in my healing process I flew home to TN for about 10 days and spent a lot of time with my family and friends. Then I came home and started looking for a job. In just a week and a half I had an offer and I accepted it.

I will be working at a local hospital in their in patient pharmacy. I have worked in pharmacy in some for or another for 11 years now. I will miss being a housewife. Really I loved it, but at this point in time I think it is better that I work.

With all this being said I'm not sure what I will exactly be writing in this blog. It may be a bit about work and balancing that with my home responsibilities. I do hope to show a bit more of the crafty things as I do such as sewing and painting. Also I want to talk about my travels, because I love to travel and do it as often as I can. It all just remains to be seen...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Life is Crazy!

So, I have not written in a while, but that is obvious. I have been really busy. For starters I traveled out to Seattle, WA to visit with my in-laws then they came back to Virginia with me for ten days.

I had a really crazy time getting to Seattle. First I missed my flight then had to get one for the next day, and that flight did not leave until 7pm so I flew overnight. I also had two stops on the way there. Taking off is not my favorite thing so that meant I had five take offs in the whole trip...Yuck!! On the way back I ended up getting to sit in first class which was awesome. I had no idea it could be so different. Maybe one day I will get to fly first class again.

In two weeks my husband and I move from Virginia to Kansas. Lots to do before then. We still have no idea where we will live, but it looks like there are a lot of cute houses there. Also many of the houses have basements. I have always wanted a basement, so I am hoping it works out that we get a house with one.

I need to figure out why I can never upload pictures anymore. I am getting concerned that it is my computer. I really don't want to have to buy a new computer right now. :(

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's Almost Fall

The weather was wonderful today. The high was 68 degrees and it was a bit overcast. That is just my kind of weather! Maybe I am weird, but I don't really like summer. The heat really gets to me, and I get so I don't want to hardly leave my nice airconditioned apartment. My husband actually got out of school at 10:30am. We ended up going to a place called All Fired Up, and painted pottery. I did a teapot and Tim did a snowman (he loves snowmen!). I will have pictures later. They keep them for a week to fire them and before they do that the colours look kind of dull. This coming Thursday I am headed out to Seattle, WA to visit with my inlaws and attend Tim's bestfriend's wedding. I am really looking foward to it, but sad that my husband cannot get the time off to come.

A couple of weeks ago we went to a Jimmy Buffett concert in Bristow, VA. I LOVE Jimmy Buffett, and his concerts are so much fun. Once again I can not post any pictures. I got a cute outfit for the concert, but I guess I will just have to post the pictures later. :(

Friday, September 9, 2011

Love this Dress!

I admired this dress at Modcloth for months. Decided I would not buy it, but kept going back to look at it. Then it sold out, and it came back and sold out again. Finally it came back in stock and I gave in. I love it and believe I will wear it A LOT, so I think it was a good purchase. I have started wearing flowers in my hair more often. This one is really big and I like it. However I must apologise for my hair. It was looking really dirty that day. I have no idea why it was clean. Oh well, that is not a big deal.

This weekend I am going to Gettysburg with my husband. I am hoping to get a lot of nice pictures. Not sure yet if I will take outfit pictures. I may just take landscape pictures, or just enjoy the sights and not worry about pics. We shall see. I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season

So, hurricane Irene hit a little over a week ago. We were without power for about three days. Which is not bad at all considering how many people are still out, and all the people with damage. My heart goes out to all the people living in North Carolina, New Jersey and Vermont as those states seemed to take the worst of the damage.

I have an outfit to post. However blogger is acting crazy and not letting me upload any pictures, so I guess I will just have to try again later...

Friday, August 26, 2011

It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy

As some of you may know from my previous blog my husband and I have been living in Virginia for the last 4 months while he attends Army Command School. We have known all along this would only be a six month assignment and then we would move on to a new duty station.

We have been anxiously awaiting the orders to come. I will admit I was dreaming of places like Germany, Alaska, or even Hawaii. Well the orders finally came and they were to Ft. Riley, Kansas. My husband is very happy because his family is originally from Kansas and we will be living only a couple of hours away from some Aunts, Uncles and cousins. I am happy about living closer to his family. Especially since for the first four years of our marriage we lived close to my family. It seems only fair. However, I will admit that I am having trouble adjusting to the idea of living in Central Kansas. We are pretty isolated out there. I'm sure that once we find a place to live and most importantly when I make friends I will like it just fine. Speaking of friends; I believe they are really what make you like or dislike any place that you live.

I have already been looking into volunteer work to do on post, and if I am not pregnant by the time we get settled in there I plan on finding a paying job as well. Probably only part-time, but I am really starting to miss work, and my profession. I worked as a pharmacy technician for ten years and I do miss feeling like I am helping people on a daily basis.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I am going to see Jimmy Buffett in concert, so I am pretty excited!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What a Day!!

I have been neglecting my blog as of late. Sorry about it I have been super busy. Then yesterday I was about to sit down and do an entry then we got an earthquake!! It was a 5.8 which is pretty high for this part of the country. Luckily no one was seriously injured and no major damage was done. This Sunday a hurricane is supposed to hit us. It will be my first experience with a hurricane. Living in TN all my life I never had to deal with them. Maybe it will not end up being too bad.

This is the outfit that I wore to the wedding I talked about in my last blog entry. For some reason that day I could not upload any pictures. The dress is from Talbots and the shoes are from Kohls. The young girl with me in the pink dress is my sweet cousin Maggie. She was my flower girl in my wedding!

I have several more outfits I have been taking pictures of, so hopefully I will be more regular with the outfit entries!