Sunday, August 23, 2015

Last Weekend Together

Anthony officially starts his new job as a post man this week which also means that this weekend was our last full weekend to have Friday, Saturday and Sunday together. It makes me a little sad to know I can't really plan big things to on Saturdays or even Friday nights but it also makes me a little eager to plan some fun stuff for myself. 

We enjoyed the whole weekend together this weekend. Friday night we cooked dinner together with plans of going to the fair afterwards but we both laid down and fell asleep for a couple of hours. It put a damper on that plan and we decided to skip out on going to the fair since it was so late and opted for some froyo and shopping at TjMaxx and Dunhams. 

Saturday we both slept in, tinkered around the house almost all morning and afternoon and I got in another nap. We met up with my parents and went to Columbus for my Dads company picnic at the Crew soccer game. It was the perfect night for some soccer. 

Sunday anthony let me sleep in and I woke up to Donald's Donuts waiting for me. We played with the dogs all morning, I did some reading while Anthony made some modifications to his kayak. Around noon we decided to hit up the pool before going to Sunday dinner at Grandma Spikers. 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Life Lately

I am positive that July went by quicker than June did. This whole year has been flying by and I wish it would slow down. I am excited for leaves changing colors and brightening up the hillsides, everything pumpkin, bonfires, and sweatshirts but I am not ready to say goodbye to sunshiny days, swimming in the pool, and wearing flip flops and tank tops. 

Life around here has been pretty...crazy and a little not normal. I don't want to do another monthly photo dump because I feel like that is all I have done for the last couple of months and then disappearing for the next month. So I thought I would fill everyone in and what has been going on.

I got another promotion at work and am now a Case Manager due to the coworker I was coverings maternity leave deciding to be a stay at home with her miracle baby. Learning a whole slew of new tasks every single day is starting to be a little taxing on me and the stress levels have went up a few notches. It all comes down to the fact that it has brought me out of my comfort zone. Soon enough I will get a grasp on everything, unfortunately I don't think it is going to be as soon as I would like it. 

Anthony quit Sam's Club after being there for almost 8 years this past month. He was hired at the Dollar General warehouse in what he told everyone would just be temporary until he could get a different job. What we didn't realize was how short of a stint it would be, a mere 8 days! He was offered a job at the post office and he let his supervisor know he begins training on the 10th (tomorrow!) and they wished him luck! This is just a part time position with pretty good potential of becoming a full time one with is own route. This is all going to be a major adjustment but as always we will adjust and then more changes will come. 

I kicked off my birthday weekend getting ready to go out to dinner with my hubby and my co-worker/friend Nora and her husband Brian. We made plans half way through the week and I invited a handful of friends hoping it wasn't too late for everyone to make plans. Unfortunately almost all of them turned me down or didn't answer. I decided that we would have just as much fun going out in a small group, enjoy some margaritas and maybe hit up some bars on Linden Avenue. Much to my surprise Anthony and I walked into Tlaquepaque to meet Nora and Brian to see a table full of all of my friends!!!! I was SO surprised!!!! It was awesome to see all my favorite people in one place! We had a party of 19 people, we all ate dinner, drank margaritas, they sang Happy Birthday to me while I dawned the sombrero. The night did not end there and we hit up Linden Avenue to do some bar hopping. We ended up staying out until 1:30 and Anthony finally took me home. The surprise party definitely went down in my book for the best birthday yet!!! I cannot thank Nora and all of my friends enough for surprising me and celebrating!!!!!! It definitely made turning 25 a lot better. We spent the rest of the weekend hanging out with family with little celebrations here and there.

With turning 25 I made a couple mental notes of some things I wanted to start doing or do in my 25th year. One includes running. Running for many reasons, to lose weight, to stay in shape, to sign up for my first race and hopefully a few more after that, and most importantly to relieve stress. I have found that when my feet hit the pavement and its just me counting miles all of the stress vanishes. It is fun mapping out new courses to run and witnessing some of the prettiest sunsets while I am totally in the zone for spending some time on myself and clearing my mind.

Tyson and Diesel have been enjoying Summer with having different friends over to stay for different weekends. Mom and Dad went to Tennessee for an extended weekend and their dog, Tank, came to stay with us for a few days and right now our friends Jesie and Kris are on their honeymoon so their furbabe Emma is hanging out with us for a few days. Tyson and her have been running around like crazy and then they crash for a while and then they are back at it again. When we don't have company over I have been taking them on walks at least once a week when I am having a night off from running. Once it gets cooler outside we will be trying to do this much more often but with temps still in the 80s at night the dogs get worn out and we don't go as far.

Summer has been great so far and we are going to continue soaking up the rays and warm weather. I am looking forward to County fairs, swim parties, possibly some camping trips, and maybe some boating. Life is so fast anymore, I just wish it would slow down so we have some chances to absorb it all and document it so I can share every bit over here. I hope you all are having a great Summer!