Sunday, January 30, 2011

Week by week.

So I've had a ton going on here with my new school semester (AWESOME semester what with learning to place an IV and clip and scrub for surgery, send up doggy prayers for our one and only because she got to be my pincushion last week even though my coworkers tried to guilt me out of it, LOL). That has been very exciting. I've been working on scrappy/ crafty projects and even impressed Penny with some of my flowers, I'll post one for you:

This is one I'm really proud of, but it is REALLY simple! Just paper and a some stuff called GlimmerMist.

I want to learn a  couple of other kinds of flowers, one of which I've never heard of anyone else making. I'll let you know how it turns out. I'd love to do something original!

There's been a bit of depression in the household lately and I'm trying my best to show my love and support in ways that aren't obtrusive. Sometimes it's hard to know what to say, but I am pretty sure she knows. 

Ok, this is starting to be way to reflective, has everyone gotten the emails from Ulta and Sephora so you know what's on sale for Valentine's Day? Also have you ladies experienced the European Bead Bracelet Craze? I am so freaking to have one of these lovlies, one of my scrappy friends showed up at a crop with a full bracelet and so last weekend I spent hours looking at all the different kinds of beads and bracelets you can get. There are fancy "name brand" ones like Troll and Pandora, but you can get other beads and that's what my scrappy friends were doing. They were just throwing caution to the wind and buying whatever beads they liked from places like

Let me know what you think of the bracelets, or what you are doing for your lovely self for the holiday of love. 

Let me share with you the most romantic thing I have ever gotten from Penny. One year I got a vase full of white tulips from her... it was February 16th (ok, now this is killing me it was either the 13th or the 16th but I'm 99 percent sure it was the 16th) with a card that read "Because I love you everyday."

I can't tell you how many jealous stares I got from the other ladies in the office, I also can't tell you how loved and special it made me feel. 

I love you so much Penny!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Again, I should be sleeping.

Let me catch you up a little. Penny's first foray into the Pioneer Woman style of cooking was delicious and VERY spicy. We had a little talk about how generous to be when told to just add something that is known to be hot. I did like it though, and would eat it again right now! YUM the leftovers lasted a couple of days (hers are family recipes, not ones for just the two of us) and were even better the next day. I loved that it was chock full of pineapple and pepper and that the meatballs were so uniform in size.

That was the fun stuff...

Everything has been work and school. Not enough time with my lover. I need some quality time with her!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter WONDERland!

Last week was a really exciting week for me at work. I actually got to do the job that I want to do for two whole days! It did make me appreciate my solitude in the kennel, but helping the docs actually practice medicine on our sweet and even on the not so sweet (I got bit by both a dog and a cat one day) patients. I have been told that this is how I am going to be able to transition to the treatment area so I guess there are going to be many more days I go in and SURPRISE I'm a tech for the day.


That being said my next online class starts today and I'm excited and dreading the fact that this super procrastinator has to try and get it done again. LOL!

I hope that 2011 is going great for everyone so far. I am thinking it is going fantastic for myself. Because the tech shift is a longer one and frankly the days I have done it so far I have come home completely exhausted and worn out, Penny is going to be taking over some of the cooking duties. Since she doesn't have as much experience in this area, I have referred her to The Pioneer Woman who has the ability to make my mouth water over the internet! MMMMMM!

We had snow here at our little home in the south yesterday and are expecting more tomorrow. So I'm gonna have to go put on extra warm socks and crank up the car. You will be happy to know that the certainty of snow made me a cooking maven yesterday morning. After the morning kennel shift I cooked homemade Chili from scratch, Shells with Cheese (also from scratch and not a box!), and some cornbread. Ah, Penny and I have tummies that are in heaven indeed.

Hugs to you all!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011!

I hope you all had a lovely time ringing in the new year! We had a lovely evening playing board games with some friends. This is actually quite a deal at our house, because it's been simply forever since we even had the night off together. It was really nice and I had a lot of fun. We haven't had a lot of Pennytime together lately because of the holidays and I am really looking forward to settling back into our routine without tons of me not being at home.

Yes, I am the traveller, the one who has to run a couple of states away while my dearest stays home and works. It's something that has happened for so long I barely remember what we did before Penny had a job that required people to work over the holidays. Oh well, whatever works, right?

I did pretty good with my holiday depression this year. I didn't go in as deeply as normal which was great! I got a really bad cold with fever and cough for Christmas (thanks Santa) and so I am just now feeling normal. I was sure to share with Penny (cause that's what happens when you're married, you share everything) and so FINALLY we are both starting to feel better and not be so irritable and short with one another (got to be my least favorite thing about being sick at the same time).

I mention holiday depression because (well first because it happens to me) I know it happens to a LOT of people. And it happens for different reasons. Mine is tied to family and how our traditions have changed and missing those that we can't be with anymore.
That is just me, I am not trying to drag anyone else into my personal thing here, but sometimes people just need to know that it happens to someone else.

I don't have a lot of resolutions this year, mainly to be healthy and I have some crafty ones, but they don't really apply here LOL!

Acceptance is something I really learned about int 2010. I hope that in 2011 that I can not only learn how to show more acceptance to those I know, but to those I don't know. I would like to think that as I meet new people in the world that they will know that I mean what I say and I treat others as I wish to be treated no matter how they present.

Happy New Year.