Saturday, February 28, 2009

Beautiful Saturday


It is indeed a beautiful Saturday. We accidentally slept in till 11:00 this morning...oops. We had good intentions to get up at a decent time and start our day, but neither of us set an alarm so 11:00 is when our bodies screamed "WAKE UP!". I must say it sure felt good to sleep in especially since Dunc works nights, we don't get to sleep in the same bed every night.

I surprised Duncan with a fantastic breakfast or shall I say brunch:) A yummy scramble, fried potatoes, green tea and fresh oranges. We ate on our little porch, it's such a beautiful day!! Later today we get to see all of our college friends and their babies!! I'm so excited, I love love love babies. We are all going to the park for a little picnic and probably some frisbee. I love the weekends. But before all this fun starts I have to get some work done on my master's project so... off I go!

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Flu


How does the flu take over your life like it does? Ugg...so yucky! Thursday one of my students went home with the flu...the vomiting kind. So after sending him home, I prayed and hoped that I wouldn't get it. Well...I did. I woke up yesterday feeling like a train hit me. I thought it might be the champagne from the night before at Bree and Ryan's wedding celebration, but definitely not, it was the flu. The throwing up, moaning awful awful awful flu! Luckily I have the best husband in the whole world who took care of me. He went to the store got me soup, gatorade, 7-up and took care of me all day. He seriously is amazing and the sweetest man I know.

So today, I'm feeling a little better. Just ate some soup and it's still in my stomach!! I had to call in a sub because having the flu around 10 crazy students is not the best way to get better. I called to check on my class and found that 3 students and one of my aids is also out sick! I guess that flu is pretty strong. Well, tomorrow I'm sure I'll be better and back to work, I am hoping at least.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Back to my roots

We spent the morning visiting with a friend over breakfast, the best hot chocolate and reminiscing about growing up as a country kid. The past month and a half has really brought me back to my roots as a country girl. Each day a wake up excited for the end of the day to come where I can go see my horse. Her sweet breath blowing in my face, her nibbles of my hair and of course the sweet smell of country air. I always knew that a country living is my dream, but being able to be out in the open every day again really brings me back to my roots...my childhood.

I've lived in town for 9 years now...so crazy, but have yet to feel as it was home. Of course home is where the heart is and obviously my love is Duncan but we long for country living. A place where we can walk outside and hear the birds chirping as we play with our animals and tend to our garden. One day...I know we will have it, but for now our daily visits to Honey~B will keep us close to the country.

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Honey~B


A little over a month ago my sweet Honey~B was injured and I had to move her closer to care for her. I have been waiting 9 years to have the opportunity to have my horse close to me and although it wasn't an ideal situation due to her injury I am so so so happy to see her happy little face every day! She is being boarded at my a co-worker's little ranch with a beautiful pasture. Honey~B has fallen in love with a 35 year old gelding named Sandy. It is so cute to see them nuzzle up to one another and nibble on each other's necks. I am so in love with my horse...I've had her since I was 14 years old, we've been through a lot together and finally I have her with me again!! Soon I'll be riding her again, as soon as her leg is healed:)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Pretty Plates, Fun Plates, Cute Plates...I love Plates!



So when we got married a little over a year ago I immediately accrued this great love for PLATES! One of my favorite things to do is set the table. I think it started when we arrived home from our honeymoon and our table was set so beautifully with place mats, wine glasses, fancy napkins and of course PLATES!! I think I can thank my sister-in-law, Amy for my crazy plate problem. So I am a little obsessed and if I didn't have self control (thank goodness for that) I would probably buy every fun, cute, pretty plate that I see. My latest plate purchase was a set of darling Valentine's accent plates from Homegoods. They were $3 each...can't beat that for an easy fix of obsession! I would love to have a plethora of plates to fill my cupboards, but for now...I'm just window shopping:) Here's some fun plates I found on surlatable.com and if it wasn't for the Valentine's plates being out of stock, I think I might have just snatched them right up!!

Spring is Coming!


I should be working on my master's project right now, but it is so much easier to procrastinate and look out the window at the sun beaming on our patio. Our strawberry plants are already starting to grow again, I can't wait to plant another garden!! This year I think one tomato plant will do. Last year we planted three and had enough tomatoes to feed a small country! It's so much fun planting a garden and cooking with homegrown veggies!! It just gives a feeling of satisfaction. Well...off to writing I must go...Happy spring almost!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Heart to Heart

I was introduced to a blog called Kellys Korner about a month ago. I waited anxiously every day to read her blog about her precious daughter Harper who was fighting for her life. At 20 days old, Harper was able to finally come home and have the life that her parents had prayed for. This blog led me to another and yet another about children fighting cancer, mothers who's faith is so strong through the pain and the hurt that they are going through, yet, they give glory to God and praise His name. I am not only inspired, but touched by the amazing faith that I have seen through these women. I don't even know them, yet I feel I do. I have seen the body of Christ reach out and pray for people who they only read about as if they were family. It truly touched my heart. God is so powerful, so amazing and so close!


Here are some of the blogs that have touched my heart
http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/
http://thebalzerfamily.blogspot.com/
http://themcclenahans.blogspot.com/