Nov 28, 2009

Girls trip and Thanksgiving

So Holly and I went to San Antonio for a girls trip and I had a complete blast! We stopped on the way down in San Marcos at the outlet mall and it was fan-freakin-tastic. We got some awesome deals! Anyway, we got down to the hotel in SA and parking was horrible. I ended up having parallel park in a loading zone (in Ryan's big ass truck) but we eventually got into a spot. After we got settled in, we walked down the river walk (the wrong way at first) to downtown and had mexican food. It was delish. Then we went stalking, which is super fun by the way. We stalked several people and got completely lost in the process. We eventually found our way back to our hotel and crashed.
The next day we went to the zoo. I freaking LOVE the zoo. There were hippos! We also went shopping. That night for dinner we walked to downtown again and ate at the Rainforest Cafe. Fun experience! I had never eaten there before. We then tried to walk home and got so so so so sooooo lost. We had to whip out Holly's phone with gps to get home. When we FINALLY saw our hotel we were so excited and hauled butt to get back. We're pretty sure some people were following us a couple times but thankfully we knew their tricks after learning them while we were the stalkers. HA.
On the third day we went to The Alamo, the Wax Museum, Ripley's Believe it or Not and to the Witte Museum. I think we went to all of these this day, one of them could have been on day two. Now I'm second guessing myself. Anyway, at Ripley's there's this tunnel that looks like its spinning and you're supposed to walk through it. Um, yea. I almost fell over. I had to seriously hold onto the rails. Hilarious. We walked through about 4 times each. So. Much. Fun. At the museum, there's a children's science museum. That and the tunnel were probably my favorite parts. Then that night we bought matching HOT pink converse and ate at Saltgrass (mashed potatos = Heaven) and did NOT get lost for the first time! We were so proud. All in all a great trip! I've never had so much fun getting lost with someone before!

My grandma called me fat (not a biological grandparent). Not exactly those words, but still the same message. One of my aunts gave us a sob story trying to get everyone to feel sorry for her like every year. We haven't fallen for her tricks in years. Same grandma mentioned before drank too much and nearly face planted on the way out of the house going down the steps. My parents fed my dog lots of table food and he now knows hot to beg (thanks, by the way). But best of all, my mom taught me how to make some of the candy that she makes every year. I feel so special to have been taught this. She even made me a copy of my great-grandma's recipe cards to take home. I had a good time catching up with my youngest sister and cousins and Ryan got to hang out with my uncle and some cousins that he really likes. Overall a good Thanksgiving! I'm very thankful for all my blessings in life! (even cranky grandmothers)

Nov 15, 2009

While the boys are away...

Ryan and Gunner are gone huntin' this week. They left this afternoon and will be back Wednesday. I'm all alone (and there's no one here besiiiide me) and it's dark and stormy outside. I don't have a husband or dog to protect me so what do I do? I decide to watch back to back episodes of Criminal Minds. Great show, however not a great show to watch alone when you're house is kind out in the boondocks and you're a big wimp. Great job, Angie. Now I won't be able to sleep. C.R.A.P. I do this sometimes when Ryan is working (nights) but then I have the dog and I'm okay. He sleeps in bed with me and I know he would let me know if something wasn't right. But now I'm here all alone, watching scary shows because I'm dumb and can't turn them off now because I'm hooked.

On a better note, I took my mom to World Market toda
y and I think I created a monster. She had never been and it's pretty much my favorite place to shop so we went. I think I like the monster I created (says in evil voice). Now I'll have more excuses to go. Muuuaaahaha.

I almost solved a Rubik's Cube today.
And by almost, I mean everything but these two pieces. They're even in the right spots, just not turned the right way. I REFUSE TO TAKE THE STICKERS OFF but I also don't know how to solve it. I threw away the solution manual that came with it because I didn't want to be tempted to use it. I just don't know what to do. If I turn it upside down and turn it around then it looks complete but I know it's not and it's going to eat away at me until it's fixed or I start over. I'm so dissappointed in myself. Dang Rubik's Cube.

Nov 10, 2009

My to do list.

My to do list: (some of these are short term and some are long term goals)

1. Clean the house
2. Clean my car
3. Eat healthier
4. Drop about a billion dress sizes before SIL's wedding in June
5. Move the living room furniture around
6. Make something new for dinner that I've never made before
7. Become a mom
8. Get another puppy
9. Be more patient with Ryan
10. Get a new vehicle
11. Fix up the back yard
12. Put more money towards savings
13. Try to reconnect with 'lost' friends
14. Go on more dates with Ryan
15. Make more friends
16. Try to stay out of drama at work
17. Go to church more often
18. Be a better friend
19. Try to be nice, even when I don't want to be

Nov 4, 2009

Lots of random below.

Today I had the hiccups almost all-freaking-day. From about 10:30 until almost 3:30. I felt like I was going to die.

I was also having hot flashes all day. Today sucked in that aspect.

Now, on to more positive things:
1. I love my husband!
2. I'm going to Houston this weekend for Ryan's cousin's wedding (did I use too many apostrophes?)
3. I have a sweet puppy sleeping at my feet right now.
4. I ate delicious sushi tonight.
5. I also had a delicious snow-cone for dessert.
6. I'm wearing jeans to work tomorrow and the next (and I did today too :))

I love my job. My kids (students) crack me up everyday. Even when I'm having a terrible day, there's always one that can say or do something to put a smile on my face. Whether it's making an unexpected A or a cheesy joke, they really do brighten my day.

I really really really want to see the movie "The Blind Side" with Sandra Bullock. Now I just need to find someone to go with me...

Nov 2, 2009


Hilarious! <--go watch that. I would have peed my pants.

I miss my husband. He's never home. He leaves for work before I get home and gets home after I leave. He's also been gone every week during his 'weekend' (mon-weds) for the past month or so doing boy things; hunting, fishing, more hunting. It'll start slowing down after Thanksgiving (hopefully) and then I'll finally have him back.

Tonight I made lasagna and while it was cooking I ate some string cheese and cashews and now I'm not hungry. I have an entire lasagna going uneaten. Ryan's not even here to eat 3/4 of it! I'll have to freeze it I suppose.

I can't WAIT until Thanksgiving break! Holly and I are going to San Antonio for a nerds, I mean girls weekend. We're going to The Alamo, shopping on The Riverwalk, possibly to Sea World and to a Science/History Museum. Getting excited!!