Monday, November 28, 2011


Happy post Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday. :) We are counting down until Wednesday when we get to take posession of the house. In the meantime I have a newfound hatred for moving boxes and always needing something the second I pack it away.

We're just really busy at the moment and can't wait to be able to breathe and relax. Mark is coming down with another cold (that kind of sounds like it could be the beginnings of a sinus infection) and my half marathon is on Saturday. Every time I think about the race my stomach hurts and I get extremely nervous...and excited too.

Sorry it's a short post, but that's where we're at right now.

Happy Monday!

Friday, November 18, 2011


We are officially home owners!!! We don't take possession until Nov. 30th at 6pm though. :( But we still are homeowners! Woohoo!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Bedding

Our new bedding is on the way! Pretty :) :)

(it's the khaki/brown one)

Hamilton 6-piece Queen-size Comforter Set

Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Daylight Saving Time!

First off, did anyone else know that it's not Daylight Savings Time but Daylight Saving Time? I read that somewhere a few weeks ago and it blew my mind. My whole life I've been saying it with the additional 's' and now I know the truth. Odd. After getting some extra rest this weekend I feel 100% better. It's amazing what an extra hour of sleep can do huh?

This weekend was busy again. Friday night was spent at the genocide conference on campus. Invisible Children had a representative (aka "roadie") there which was awesome. Saturday morning I ran 9 miles...not my best run ever but at least it's done now. This week I'm sticking to my training schedule unlike last week when I slacked off a little. Then there was a trip to Costco and a few other errands on Sunday.

Also...RIP Maximus the fish. :( He died Friday night. I'll never buy another fish again. Enough said.

This week is a little less hectic than last week so here's to keeping our sanity. :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Friday

Since the last few posts have been about our future house, I thought it would be nice to venture away from that topic for a little bit. I don't know about anyone else, but I am absolutely LOVING this cooler weather. Instead of being angry that it's not in the 40's yet, I'm embracing having a cheaper MLGW bill for this month.

After work tonight I'll be heading over to the University of Memphis to see Mark at the school's Genocide Conference. I haven't been to campus since graduating so I'm excited to see what kind of changes they've made since I left. :)

This week hasn't been my best training fact I've only run once this whole week. After pretty diligently training for 7 weeks, I suppose it all caught up with me because I've been exhausted. I initially felt bad taking a few days off, but I also know that it's important to listen to your body. If I dread doing a run as much as I did yesterday, I think it's better not do it because I want running to be enjoyable. I also decided not to run up to 12 miles before the half and just stick to 11. This weekend I'll be running 9 again, then the next two Saturdays will be 10, and then the last will be 11. Sometimes you just need to realize that you're not a superhero and need a break. After being incredibly busy all week, waking up early on Saturdays to run rather than sleeping probably doesn't help too much either. Maybe a nap will be in store for tomorrow.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Our life in boxes

Our life seems to be revolving around moving boxes these days. Call me strange, but I find something slightly cathartic about going through all your stuff and packing it away. I'm still wrapping stuff in newspaper that probably doesn't really need the extra cushioning, but better safe than sorry right? The fish (aka Maximus) is doing better I think. His eye is slowly becoming less swollen and he is definitely more active, but I still don't think he's eating. :/ Hopefully his appetite will come back soon because I don't want another dead fish.

I'm happy to say that we are (hopefully!) done with all the housing paperwork. We went to our insurance agent yesterday and now all we have left to do is close on the 17th! I feel so much less stressed now, which is good because we have been getting a lot busier at work.

There's really not much else to report so I"ll just end it with this very dramatic picture.