Sunday, November 28, 2010

This Week's Weakness

Thanksgiving dinner! Duh! What else would I have put?!

Better Late Than Never!

I was originally going to do a post on Thanksgiving, but I didn't have my computer with me. I am thankful for some many things! I am thankful for: My parents- I would not be the person I am today without their constant love and support, My sisters (Ryan and Courtney)- Two of the best sisters/friends a girl could ask for; this sounds super cheesy, but they are my world, My friends- It's not about quantity it's about quality; I have the best group of really great friends, and My dog- Although I can get extremely annoyed and frustrated with his puppy antics, he is always there to make me smile. Ok, so I do have to be a little selfish and explain some material things I am thankful for. I am extremely thankful for my cell phone and car. Even though I am still sporting a Blackberry (not a  Droid or iPhone), I still love it! My car is still kickin' it with about 130,000 miles on it! It's the car I have had since I was 16, and I will drive it until it can no longer move! Oh yeah, one more thing I don't want to leave out that I am thankful for....FOOD! I am what you could consider a "foodie." I will try just about anything once. My thanksgiving meal was D-lish! 
A beautiful walk on a beautiful Thanksgiving day!

Pumpkin and apple pie- YUM!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

This Week's Weakness

I have quite a large weakness for purses. My friends really got me into cross-body bags satchels, and I could not resist this one! I guess I can't complain about not having money anymore...

8 Months Old!

My Dunky boy turned 8 months old yesterday! I can't believe that I have had him for 5 months! It has been a very fun, crazy, EVENTFUL, 5 say the least! As much as I love my big bundle of joy, he sure has put a dent in my savings account, and also has done a good job at making my credit card statement A LOT higher than it should be! But as I have said many times, there is no amount of money I wouldn't pay to make sure Duncan is healthy and safe!  Some of you may be wondering what I have had to pay for. Let's see: at about 4 months old he ate a pack of gum and was in the hospital for 2 days, he ate a sock (and some other items) and needed x-rays to make sure there was no blockage, he got neutered, and last but not least, he got a nasty cold and needed x-rays to make sure he didn't have pneumonia! Whew...long list for a dog that is only 8 months! Unfortunately, Duncan got this cold last Monday, so he has been all stuffed up for about a week. He is not supposed to be around other dogs until his cold is gone. Poor little guy! I couldn't even take him to the dog park on his 8 month "birthday!" I did take him to Petsmart and let him pick out a few bones! I can only imagine what I am going to get him for his actual birthday! I wonder if I should start saving now! He seems to be feeling better today- woohoo!! As much as his puppy antics annoy me, I love Duncan so much and I can't imagine life without him!

He was actually small at one point!! The day I got him!

Enjoying one of his treats!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My View

Wow! Courtney informed me of websites that have free blog backgrounds. I told myself I was just going to keep the background that I had, but I was just too curious so I looked at a few websites. Well, that just occupied about 30 minutes of my time. My dinner is still sitting in the microwave, because I am so intrigued by all of the different options (Fortunalely, this has caused me to refrain from eating seconds...I'm satisfied from my first helping)!

Ok, on to the actual reason why I am posting again. I found that work this semester has really been tiring me out. It's a pretty crazy school year. I am usually in bed by 9:30 or 10:00; however, I am still SUPER tired when I wake up (at 5:30). Aren't weekends the time to sleep in? Nope!  When you have a puppy that needs to be taken out at 7:30 in the morning, sleeping in doesn't exactly exist. I let Duncan out, feed him and then crawl back into my extremely cozy bed. Although it seems like I would fall right asleep, I don't. Duncan likes to jump on my bed after he eats and enjoys giving me a very wet kiss (from the water he drinks after his breakfast). This is super cute and it is something I anticipate every weekend now, but he is constantly jumping on and off my bed. He will jump on the bed, snuggle up and sleep for about 20 minutes (This cycle continues until I finally decide to get out of bed).

On Saturday (or Sunday- I can't remember), the view that I saw outside my living room window was enough to wake me up and put me in a very vibrant, pleasant mood. The first thing I did was grab my camera. The leaves against the clouds looked way too pretty to ignore. I am lucky to have a top floor unit in my apartment complex which is equipped with a very large window- it is one my many favorite features of my new place. I know this post is getting long, but I would like to brag a bit. I do not live in one of those swanky apartment complexes with a resort style pool or enclosed hallways with elevators. I live in a very traditional complex, complete with all the necessities: a pool, work out room, a gate, and parking; I actually got lucky and live in a renovated unit for the price of the original design- woohoo! Duncan is the best roommate I could have, and I enjoy everything about my apartment! Well.... maybe not the FIVE flights of stairs I have to go up a down. But I can consider that my exercise...right??
This view definitely put a smile on my face at 7:20 am.


Older complexes = more trees! 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

This Week's Weakness

This is a post I am going to try to do every Sunday. I got this inspiration from a friend of mine, Kendra. On her blog,, she does something called "Wordless Wednesdays." I love it! All she does is add some of her favorite pictures; she does't even add a post descrption. I am going to do my own spin on this idea. Every Sunday (I hope) I will post one picture of my 'weakness' for the week. They will most likely consist of a delicious new food I tried, or sometimes it might be an article of clothing I am really liking, a beer that is fantastic, or just something I really love. I will provide a short description under the picture to inform you of what it is. I know that technically the new week begins on Sunday, but to me it's the end of the week, so this weakness is something I enjoyed the days prior to Sunday. Make sense? I also have the idea of doing a 'This Month's Wekness' and will provide a picture of something I have been obsessing over the entire month.  I already know what I am going to do this month, but you will just have to wait and see! I hope you enjoy what I have posted for today.

Pomegranate Tootise Pop. Enough said!

Friday, November 12, 2010


So, I have succumbed to the wonderful world of blogging! I find great pleasure in reading about other peoples' lives, so I figured people would love to read about my exciting life! Are you laughing? I sure am. Why? Because I would view my life as pretty standard, not too exciting. I'm not married, I don't have a child, and I am not spending a couple months of my life in some awesome town out of the country; I am just a normal girl living a normal life, and I enjoy every minute of it! Back up....I enjoy just about every minute of it! Of course, there are those moments where either the stress of work, the stress of having a puppy, or the stress of waking up on the wrong side of the bed make some moments less enjoyable. Now, this new world of virtual story telling is something I will need to master. I mean, it only took me about 15 minutes just to pick out the background; this included applying every style about 5 times to see what I liked. I am hoping this blog will invite you into my life in a little more detail than you may already know. You will see a lot of Duncan posts. Duncan is my 7 month old Boxer puppy (who, as I type, is sleeping with his head on my lap snoring like an old man with a cold). I also love to cook, so hopefully you will be able to see some of the different foods I like to make. Other than that, it might just be a whole lot of random, informational things about none other! :) Enjoy, and don't forget to leave comments, please!