April 30, 2009
April 29, 2009
April 28, 2009
On another note, I took my running outside yesterday on a one mile track back home. I went with my sister Mary and Robert and I was rather disappointed that I wasn't able to run my two miles:( Infact I only ran .75 miles so not even one! I know I could have gone further but Mary is new at this running thing too so we had to stop twice in that .75 miles and so I just kinda got lazy I guess...Maybe thats not the right word for it...I guess I just couldn't get focused with having to stop? Yeah, we'll go with that:p It was good though, because it made me see were I need to improve. I definitely was running faster and harder out there which made it rough to finish. Next time I need to focus more on slowing it down and keeping my breathing steady. It also really clearified that I need to work harder on getting my incline up higher so the road doesn't fatigue me as badly. I've got a lot of studying to do:p Robert was noticing how hard I am on my knees when I run because I come straight down on my heel. He says the impact is going straight up my leg and into my knees...If I keep that up he says I should be expecting shin splints knocking down my door any day:p Do any of you runners have ideas to help me take some of the impact off my knees?
So I am off to the gym to try harder and improve:p This whole outside experience has only made me that much more determined! Hope you all had a great tuesday!
April 25, 2009
April 24, 2009
Just thought I'd throw this in there; its another video I captured at Roberts graduation...I liked what they had to say and the way they say it, with such pride....Kind of gives me the chills:)
April 23, 2009
This was the ONLY photo I got with me in it!!! And this was AFTER we finally made it home:p Which is a shame because I had a banging outfit on:p My hot black vest that I love, a pink shirt, matching earrings and bracelet, dark jeans, studded black belt with a hot belt buckle and black high heels...I was proud of myself seeing as I had planned for the dress but then had to switch that at the last moment! Ekkk! Although good thing I didn't wear the dress because another wife there was wearing the EXACT same one.....yeah....That ia always AKWARD!! lol...
April 21, 2009
I should definitely think about getting off here and start packing soon; Tomorrow is going to come early as I'm opening the store so I can be off by 5:00...Uggg, am I the only one who hates to pack? Even when its for something exciting? Lol...I'll catch ya'll later but am bringing my laptop with me so I can at least keep up with everyone while I'm there...WHAT, I'm addicted:p
April 20, 2009
On a happier note! I just got the best wife award of the year, or at least from my hubby anyhow...He has always had a dream of owning a 1967 mustang shelby fastback and found the perfect one on Ebay last night...If you're not sure what kind of a car that is, its Elenore off of Gone In Sixty Seconds, however he had been dreaming about that car even before Elenore, lol...We've been talking about this for a good three months now and have decided that if he really wants to do this, then we need to do it when we're young and before the kids arrive...This car costs a lot in case you didn't know! So the one he found last night is actually a steal at 33,000 and so he bid on it! He is, as of right now, the top dog and leading the pack; I really hope it stays that way! I told him if we get it that, thats one hell of a graduation gift:p I'll keep ya'll posted on whether or not we get it! I think the auction ends on Saturday so I should have good or bad news to blog about then:p Good night ladies, this tired girl is off to la la land:)
April 19, 2009
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekends! Robert was in town again but sadly we didn't get to spend much time together:( I couldn't stay down too long about it though, knowing that in two days I get to drive to South Carolina to see him graduate! So most likely I won't be posting on here for those few days; at least until (WE) get back:) Thank you all for you wonderful compliments and comments on my last post...You're all too kind:p I think I told JLC that everytime I look at my eyes I just see an everyday blue, but when you have to live with them everyday they're just not that exciting:p Especially when allergies get the better of me and they're red from inching....uggg...Last thing and I'll shut up for the evening. I've noticed that when you girls post about another blog site you somehow find a way to get their blog name in there as a clickable URL...How do you do this? I mention ya'll alot in my blog and I would love to be able to send people to your sites easier via this way...Okay, I'm off to catch up on all of your lovely blogs and my favorite part, commenting! Caio...
EDIT: Thanks to lola and d.a.r I now know how to hyper-link! Woo hoo, thanks girls, you've made my night;)
April 16, 2009
8 Things I look forward to:
#1. Robert's return from the three months he has spent in South Carolina...
#2. Hitting my five mile mark as a runner!! (big one there)
#3. Our 1st. year anniversary on 12/27/2009! We are planning a ski trip to Gatlinburg, TN up in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, Yay!
#4. Driving to SC on Wednesday night, after work, to see Robert graduate Drill School the fallowing morning!
#5. My birthday on November 6th because a little birdy is dropping the hint that I want the Garmin 405... To track the crazy miles I'll be putting in by then:p
#6. Hearing from all you ladies every day and reading about your day...Checking Blogger is like the first site I go to when getting on, anymore:)
#7. Seeing where life has taken Robert and I ten years from now...The experiences we'll have had, and maybe even have already met our future children:p
#8. Summer time for sure...I love being outdoors...I usually carry this ridiculous smile on my face during warm summer days...(Takes a deep nasal breath...AHHHHHHHH!)
8 Things I did Yesterday:
#1. Went to work from 2:00 til midnight working on getting our inventory preped for the next day (which was sooooo a distaster in case you were wondering) I'll blog about it later, because after all, who does this!
#2. Opened the french doors in our living room to let the nice breeze in and just took a snooze in our big comfy chair...
#3. Worked on getting some bills paid.
#4. Took a late movie back to red box (oops)...
#5. Talked to my sister Mouse and wished her a Happy Birthday.
#6. Started to clean the apartment for when Robert gets in tomorrow night.
#7. Went to Wal-Mart looking for my favorite eye shadow of all time, which they have been out of for an entire month! errr....
#8. Shopped online to find a dress for Roberts graduation....No luck:(
8 Things I Wish I Could Do:
#1. Grow out my nails for one...Gaw, it was such a bad habit I picked up and when I stopped I weakend them to the point where they just refuse to grow and break instead...sniff sniff...
#2. loose the extra five pounds I've been carry around...I blame it on Robert because its really true, when you get into a relationship, alot of it is based around food and you just gain weight...It sucks but its so fun while your doing it! Some of that I have to blame on my birth control though too...grins...
#3. Travel as much as I wanted to!!! I would be all over the place...You'd never be able to pin this girl down:p
#4. Meet some really solid girls where I live and build lasting friendships, preferably military wives/girlfriends...Thats something I plan to work hard on this year...I really miss just being able to take off with a group of girls to go get coffee, or something, and just chatter:)
#5. Spell...I've always been a terrible speller and wish I was better at it...My younger sister, Mouse, she has always been so good at it and growing up I never thought it was fair...She was younger and I was older so there for I was supposed to be better at everything thing then her, right? lol...
#6. Write a book!! Gosh I can't tell you how many times I've started one but then have quit...I guess I just haven't found the story line that really motivates me yet...It would be a romance of course:)
#7. Send my Da back to Ireland where he was born and put them up in a nice little cottage there...My dad has lived a very full and adventerous life but Ireland is truly where his heart lyes...Everytime he hears songs/sees pictures/movies of his country he gets all misty eyed...Maybe someday Da...
#8. Speak a second language! I tried French for a while when I was 16 and my Da tried to teach us kids Gaelic when we were young but all I can do now is count from 1-10:p
A haon (ah-haun)
a dó (ah doe)
a trí (ah tra)
a ceathair (ah catergh)
a cúig (ah kooig)
a a sé (ah sha)
a seacht (ah shoft)
a hocht (ah hooft)
a naoi (ah nay)
a deich (ah de)
Still got it, hee hee:p
8 Shows I Watch:
These are shows I watch when I have time but I, by no means, am a loyal fallower:p
#1. Army Wives
#2. Americas next top model
#3. Srubs (hilerous)
#4. Etreme Makeover
#5. Desperate Housewives
#6. Nanny 911
#8. CSI Miami
Thanks again Steph and so now comes the really fun part, getting to tag other bloggy buddies:p I apologize but I do not know how to post peoples links on here then attach it to their blog name, however you can find them on my fallow list or the blogs I read! Anyone that knows how to do this, I would love to know! These are in no particular order, BTW:)
April 15, 2009
On a more positive note, EIGHT DAYS!!! Eight days until I head straight from work to Ft, Jackson, SC where I'll be watching R graduate Drill school the very next day!!! ( insert the, I'm so excited I could pee my pants dance here) Last weekend was a hard one for us both. The closer it gets to him returning home the harder it is to wait and let him leave each weekend!!! You'd think it be the other way around...Shrugs...Maybe its also because for the past two weekends, he's been leaving more and more of his stuff here at the apartment, so I'm getting to see more of him around the place now...Kind of solidifys his coming home that much more:)
Yesterday, it really it me though, about how hard its going to be not seeing him much in a week even though we're in the same town/bed every night. I guess I just had a (holy crap! this really is gonna be tough) moment...My first REAL one yet, I think:p But we all have them at some point right? I'm still sticking to my thoughts on this though... Might not have mentioned them yet, so here it is...I'd rather be only seeing him a few hours a week and know he's safe in my bed everynight, then have him in the sandbox and be out of my mind with worry for his safe return each and everyday...That thought is so sobering and completely snaps me out of any pity party I might be having!! It even worked yesterday during my holy crap moment:p I will definitely keep ya'll posted on our journey through the life of a drill Sgt. and his wife. I'm sure there'll be plenty of stupid/funny stories to share about antics the privates pull during basic...I know R has already shared a few with me and they're hilarious...Maybe I'll divulge next time:p Hope everyone has a wonder wednesday! I will post again tomorrow but most likely not until I've had a few hours of sleep:p I am one devoted blogger yo...peace-
April 14, 2009
So I've been doing even more thinking about this whole running thing and my reasons for sticking with it...I wanted to write them out for my own clarificaition and thought you might like to know them as well:p
#1 I'm making this up as I go, so bare with me:p
#2 The biggest REAL reason is that I have always admired hard core runners and their discipline; Its alway looked like such an achivment that I would have loved to gain! Everytime I'd get a small motivational bug under my butt I would go with it, but then quit like three days into it...Each time I would feel like the biggest looser/quiter. Everytime that would solidify it (that much more) that I didn't have what it took; the discipline, motivation, desire....errr....Kinda of made me look at myself in a not so good light...Bottom line, I felt lazy...I want to prove to myself that I can do this and I'm not lazy; That I do have motivation, discipline and desire and I can be that hard core runner I always admired!
#3 I want to achive a healthier way of life through my running. I know that when I work hard towards a better body then I'm more conscience of what I put in my body. Adapting to this life style of running will only help me stay phiscally healthier and I'm down with that!
#4 This one ties into the above reason and I know you know it was coming, I want to finally think I look good when I peek at myself below the belt line:p I have always had issues with my backside and thighs and HATE looking at them...I hate being in a swim suit because of this and I would love to not feel that way anymore... So I'm finally taking charge of how I feel about myself and saying "no more," no more will I just sit around hating how I look while doing nothing about it and no more will I waste another day thinking poorly of myself because of it. I want to tone up so I can finally walk confidently in a swim suit, or shorts and know that I'm not being stared at for my jiggly rear and thighs but that I look good and maybe inspire others as well...I know when I see a girl that looks like she works out I get that motivational bug EVERYTIME to start working out more too:p
#5 ummmm, so maybe a little of this is so I can eat (some) bad stuff and not feel guilty for it:p I just cannot seem to stay away from the chips...If I could change one thing about myself I would change that...To have the control to look at all of those beautifully, air filled, colored bags and just say, "your not worth it Mr. Lays and I am so over you," ahhhhh, that felt good actually...Maybe I'll take a spin to wal-mart and go have a chat with him now:p
#6 A really exciting reason of mine is so that my hubby and I can be active together...I never ran with R because I knew that he'd either A. smoke my jiggly ass, or B. slow down for me and not get the workout that he needed...He's really active and I want to be able to keep up. Call me crazy but when I see Military wives/girlfriends/fiences trying to keep pace with their hunny's it makes me smile...I think it shows them that we take their careers serious and want to support them by also staying fit, like they have to do on a daily basis...Also, I know it means a lot to R that I'm doing this because its just one more thing we can do together as a couple:)
Well thank you for reading, as this was my first time voicing why I run...It felt good to finally realize why I'm doing this. I'm sure my reasons will change or develop more over time but for now, this is where I stand! Really looking forward to all of your comments/suggestions/advise on any part of this post:)
April 13, 2009
April 12, 2009
The hubs after cracking his fingers, waiting for Guitar Hero Metallica to load:p
Seeing as I had to work Saturday we managed to get a late birthday dinner in and here it is; his favorite, Outback Steak House with wine...We ended up pooring the wine out and going to a red wine called Sangria (so good its dangerous) He called in the order just past 8:00 and I picked it up on my way home along with his large birthday cookie I orderd on my lunch break...He thought that was just great and polished the rest off before leaving today:p
April 9, 2009
I'm really excited because this is the LONGEST I've ever went, continuing to run and not giving up. Some progress I've noticed is that my quads are looking stronger and that I'm not out of breath by the end, although I am breathing pretty hard:p I felt like it was getting harder and harder with each run, that first week, but now its starting to level out. Today is my rest day seeing as I ran yesterday, but starting tomorrow I'm going to start pushing myself a little more.
I do have a confession to make, however. This whole time I have been running on a tredmill...I have looked into running forums and alot of the hard core runners do not consider this running:( My reasons, right now, for using the tredmill is that I know how much distance I'm running and that is whats keeping me motivated. I don't have one of those nice little Garmin watches yet so that I can keep track of my milage. In addition, I haven't found any nice places to run either. We live in a really busy area of Columbus,GA and I just do not feel comfortable running in all that traffic, at this point. I was hit twice by two different cars in Alaska so I'm alittle road shy now:p I do realize that running on pavement is completely different then a tredmill, I have done it:p To make up for some of my guilt I've been setting my incline to 20 percent so that its like I am running up hills and such that you meet outside:p Any thoughts?
I have a butt load of stuff to do today, it being my day off and all:p Finish up birthday shopping for the hubs, clean the house from top to bottom, get my hair cut, dispose of our cat, jk:p and I've even been contimplating starting the tanning bed seeing as we have them in our apartment complex. I just have such a hard time getting color and so I get depressed and usually end up giving up. I have alot of Irish running through my veins so that means I acquire freakles on a daily basis and burn easily:p Argh...Caio!
April 7, 2009
Okay, so I didn't have just a solo pic of my younger brother but this is him! He has such a great sense of humor and is just so cool all the time! You honestly could hate him because he's so cool and makes it look so easy:p As a sister I love the bantering back and forth that we often do:p Yesterday I texted him about my glasses and told him I now have designer coach frames. He replies back with "how much did that set R back, HA HA?" I told him the amount, 334.00 and he writes back, "thats my little gold digger!" By the way, he's single for all you non married, non engagged ladies out there:p (wiggles eyebrows) He'd kill me if he knew I was (figuritively speaking) auctioning him off on blogger.com, BWAH HA HA! The other day I hijacked his myspace account and replaced his serene mountain scene with that of two puppy hound dogs and changed his favorite rocker song out to, "You Ain't Nothin But a Hound Dog" by the famous Elvis Presley:p He texted me the next day and says "Becca you little shit! LMAO! I'll get you for this!" Ahhhh sibling rivalry....He has this really slow southern way about himself...He talks like he's in no hurry and hardly nothing life throws at him can rattle the guy. He makes light over serious things that happens on the job (like almost digging too far down into the ground and hitting an electrical wire strong enough to send him to the next life...Yeah I wanted to shake him for just laughing about it. He gets pulled over for speeding alot and when the cop asks him why he's in such a hurry he gives them that slow country smile and says "awwwwwwe officer, you know....Just tryin to get home to momma." LMAO...He's a bit of a devil too though. B works with heavy equipment and LOVES anything to do with Cat, John Deere ect...Well there is this field of nothing but dirt and big pieces of machinery right near where he lives, so what does B do? He grabs a buddy and heads on over there at like 12:00 in the morning to play....(shakes head) The land and the (toys) are not his, keep in mind...He says that in this line of work contractors always leave keys in their equpiment, so he just jumps in the biggest one he can find and turns on those lights that is bright enough to light up a football field! Why to go if your trying to be inconspicuous! Well to make a long story short, they get caught by the owner... The man pulls a shot gun on them and has it dug right into my brothers stomach and says "what the hell do you boys think your doin out here!" B replies in his slow country way "awwwwwwwe sir, just movin alittle dirt" AHHHHHH HA HA HA HA! His response was too funny to even think about scolding him at the time! Gosh I love that guy:p Well not really sure why I decided to blog JUST about my brother when I have so many other siblings. All I can figure is I just really miss that guy right now!!! Wish you all had the opportunity to meet him, cause you'd end up loving him just as much as I do!
April 6, 2009
So these are my new designer frames from Coach! I love the brown and light blue design on the inside:) kinda adds a girly touch I think.
So after my exam today I was told that I definitely needed glasses but they didn't recommend contacts at this point because I only need them while driving at night and when I feel like my eyes are getting tired, yadda yadda...I was actually suprised that my eyes weren't worse off then they say they are. So we'll try glasses seeing as their easier to put on and take off at this point:p I didn't think that I was going to look good in glasses at all, but I suprised myself! I really do look smarter and feel a tad bit sexier, ha ha! Gosh, they sure are expensive little pieces of plastic though or maybe it just feels like they are becuase I do not know good prices for such things, yet:p With lenses and frames, an extra exam for the testing of potential blindness, glare coating for the lenses AND a nifty little bottle of solution to clean my glare coated fabulous coach frames/lenses the total was 334.00...That feels like a lot to me but not sure if it is? Anyhow, I feel better that I went and now know that I don't have anything wrong with me, just a touch of old age and not so good (eye) genes:p I will be sure to take a picture and post it once I get them in! Thank you all so much for your input and advise!! It was a definite help and I now don't feel so scared about getting contacts once it comes to needing something more often in my day:p
April 5, 2009
Gosh, I think two days is a record for me not posting, so far and I've missed everyone! I'm definitely going to be catching up on y'all this week so be looking for my comments! I had a great weekend with my hubby although I had to work yet again...Sighs...and didn't get that much time with him...But at least I got some so I'm certainly not going to complain! Somewhat out of fear that I'd be B!&@# slapped by all you girls who's men are deployed and would kill for even an hour...My momma didn't raise no fool:p I had a split shift on Saturday so I went in at 9:00 am then left at 2:00 pm. only to return at 9:00 pm later in the even to work until closer to 1:00 am. We had a game day sale to prep for and we needed time that customers weren't in the store to do it...We normally don't work that late, thank God, However because of that shift Robert and I got to go see the new fast and furious movie together!!! Ohhhhh it felt so wonderful getting to just sit there with him and unwind! Ever notice that you can be completely happy doing whatever just as long as your together:) Anyhow, the show was great y'all. If your a fan of those movies you definitely NEED to watch this new one!!! I loved it because there was so much intrigue this time around. Granted there was intrigue in the others too, but this ones just different...Plus all the old actors are back! So just watch it:p
So a quick question for y'all would be, what should I decide on my eye doctors appointment tomorrow? I can't decide whether to get contacts or glasses and here is why. Glasses are too easy for me to lay down and loose while contacts, I'm scared, might irritate my eyes...I don't want to waste the money on contacts if I'm just going to hate how they feel and not use them anyhow, while I certainly don't want to loose my glasses ultimately wasting that money anyway......deep breath....Any thoughts? Contacts or glasses and why?
So ANOOOOOTHER question I have...There are four important birthdays coming up all in the space of three weeks from now, but the one I'm really having a hard time with is my hubby's birthday! It is this Friday... We've talked about what to get him and he just says that guys arn't that into romantic gifts and would rather practical gifts...Do you agree with this? his suggestions are either new floor mats for his truck or Guitar Hero Metallica...I really want to do something memorable for him because we've never been able to be together on his birthday, up until this year. He'll be driving in on Friday night so I think this calls for something special, don't you? Then comes the question of what I should do for him and when...Friday night won't work because he never arrives before midnight and I work this Saturday from 2:00 until close and then he leaves out again on Sunday around 2:00 pm. I thought maybe a nice picnic or something? Or is that cheesy...Any suggestions would be great! I'm so open for input at this time it'd be hilarious what I'd do for it:p Thanks y'all, in advance, for your wonderful ideas and comments!
April 3, 2009
April 2, 2009
So some of you might remember the post I wrote about on my eyes and going to the doctor...Well yeah, I kinda sorta backed out of that appointment last Friday and never went...I have this large tendency of making at least three appointments and backing out before I'll actually go. This morning I made appointment number two:p I spent a lot of time in the hospital during the ages three and six, so much that I just hate spending even more time in them...At least that's what I tell myself and everyone who asks:p So, today I think it finally hit me how important going is... I've had major eye strain all day with dizziness that's making me nauseous; Every time I look at something new its ALWAYS blurry until my eyes have the chance to focus on the subject...So this might be my first time ever of not canceling three times before I go!!!
It is 11:30 p.m. and the mint chocolate chip ice cream sitting in my freezer is calling to me! Is it true what they say about not eating after 9:00? I've aways wondered because I do this a lot seeing as I work nights and am starving when I get home, however it doesn't seem to bother my weight much...Could be my metabolism at this point, so maybe the chocolaty mint chips need to wait for the morning as you know what thy say, indulging when your young bites you when your old! I certainly don't want, ekk ekk ekk (insert stabbing knife here) to happen to me:p So before I decide this particular pain is worth the pleasure, Goodnight to you ladies and I will see your beautiful faces in the morning!!!
April 1, 2009
Its nights like these that I really wish my hubby was here...You know, those dark, rainy, scary bright lighting and loud thunder nights? Please tell me I'm not the only one who gets this way during severe storms? I mean I'm sitting here in my living room, in a chair, that points right at our french doors and into those rumbling, grumbling thunder heads; The rain is so loud that I can barley think and the minute those huge lighting bolts hit, you could convince me its day! In addition, the wind it pushing the rain at such a speed that you'd swear lug nuts where raining down on us! And when the massive bright strikes hit it means I need to brace myself because soon comes the jaw rattling KA-LACK!
My husband knows how I get during bad storms, but he uses that voice of his, which is so utterly steady and soothing, to talk me into a state of calm; I actually end up falling a sleep! Oh girl, and when he sings...Well lets just say I have this love struck look plastered on my face that says "please don't stop" lol...Out of it all though the high winds is really what scares me the most...Sometime ago, while snuggled in his arms, a bad storm broke out early in the wee morning. The wind was stronger then I had ever experienced. Well no, I take that back, there was this wind storm while I was in Alaska which had 100 mph gusts ALL DAY LONG! But getting back where I left off...It started to get really bad out to where I couldn't decide if it was just wind or a tornado, yes that bad ladies...R knew I was scared because I started breathing hard and holding onto him even tighter then before, so he just started stroking my hair and talking to me about how the wind sounds like the ocean breaking and receding...It really does too! So he painted this picture for me (with his amazing voice:p) of us on a beach with our eyes shut, just holding one another listening to the waves crash and dance....sighs...I use those images every time now when the wind tries and get the better of me....I don't even think he knows how much I appreciated him doing that and how tightly I still hold onto his painting during storms...Hmmmm...Might have to share that with him this weekend:p So off to bed I go! Can't wait to dream about that tropical beach and my hunny holding me close...