Friday, January 30, 2009

I caved...

and bought the Love Dare book. It came this past weekend, so Mr. B and I have already done the first few pages. I don't know that it's really working for us, because all of the things that it's having us talk about, we already talk about.

The other day it asked us to think of 3 things that we don't like about each other and to tell the other person. It was kind of pointless, because we both know what we do that irritates the other person. We've both been sick, so hopefully this next week we'll be able to get more into it.

It's definitely not easy to keep up though because you have to read a day ahead, especially since we're both out of the house by 5:30 and don't get home until at least 4 or 5pm and then we're running to them. We only get about 2 hours each night to just sit down and talk. We already keep in touch during the day, which was the 'love dare' for Wednesday, so that was easy. We'll see how the rest of the book goes...hopefully it gets more challenging.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Mr. B has been sick all weekend and now I have it. Gee...thanks, babe :(

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bunco Biotches!

Last night was the first meeting of my Bunco group. My friend, G, and I organized it to try to get more girls our age to hang out and have an excuse to talk, eat and drink. I think I speak for us all when I say that we had a blast last night. The girls did so well picking up the game and we already have a hostess for next month!

We had a good variety of food and I sent my sister home with plenty of leftovers to tide her over at school. Thanks to all of the last minute fill-ins! Hopefully you'll be able to play more often :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


This was on my poetry of the day calendar for yesterday:

Freedom is not following a river.
Freedom is following a river,
though, if you want to.
It is deciding now by what happens now.
It is knowing that luck makes a difference.

No leader is free; no follower is free--
the rest of us can often be free.
Most of the world are living by
creeds too odd, chancy, and habit-forming
to be worth arguing about by reason.

If you are oppressed, wake up about
four in the morning; most places,
you can usually be free some of the time
if you wake up before other people.

--William Stafford

I just thought this kind of applied to MLK Jr. day, as well as me since I wake up at the crack of dawn and people usually ask me why and how I do it.


Today is Inauguration Day for President-Elect Barack Obama. DC federal workers have off, but I really think that all federal workers should have off today. I'd like to watch the inauguration, but I'll be at work. One of my coworkers is actually going to try to get down there to see it, but honestly it'll probably just be a futile attempt. It seems like no one is really going to make it too far into the city with the masses of people they're expecting. I just hope that everyone plays nice and nothing goes wrong down there.

Saturday, Mr. B and I went to my good college friend's birthday party. It was fun :) Her family cooked us a big meal and we played some drinking games and board games. Mr. B and I dominated the beer pong table for about 10 straight games. Her other friends were asking where she found us and if we were pros...ha ha ha! The drive home was not so fun (1 hour) and there were cops galore! I have no clue what so many staties were doing out at 1am.

Sunday was a lazy day because we both felt like crap. The Eagles played a sucktastic game against the Cardinals and lost. They could have won if they really wanted to, but they played down and McNabb decided that he didn't want to throw any good balls to his receivers. Oh least we have the Phils.

Yesterday was Mr. B and my 2 year engagement anniversary. We didn't do anything special, but it was nice to just sit around. We did get a wedding present in the mail from one of his cousins. I'm not sure if it was backordered (which I don't think it was) or they just sent it. Odd, but I was happy to get a nicely wrapped Crate and Barrel box from the UPS guy. I panicked because I thought Mr. B had gotten me something for our anniversary and I hadn't gotten him squat.

I'm really not one to celebrate little anniversaries like that. I can't even remember when our first real date was. Mr. B said it was on my birthday when we met at the mall for pizza before he went to work. I honestly have no clue if we hung out before that or not. All I know is that by Christmas that year we were inseparable and neither of us minded one bit. Love you, babe!

Friday, January 16, 2009


I think they're blowing cold air from outside into my office building. Hello?! There is someone actually in work today! I really wish I had an automatic car starter. It was absolutely frigid last night leaving class and getting into my car this morning. Two days in a row there's been this bird sitting on the street/sidewalk in my way. Yesterday it scared the crap out of me because I almost stepped on it and today I almost ran it over because it was in the street. WTF is this bird doing on the ground when it's this cold out?!

Yay for being done work early today :) I'm going to the gym right from work. Otherwise, I wouldn't want to brave the cold again to work out. So far, I've lost about 3lbs but I'm not really sure if that's just my weight fluxuating or really weight I've lost. My clothes still feel the same, but hopefully I'll notice more of a change soon. Mr. B is also doing really well with his 'diet' and working out. Lookin good Mr. B! ;-)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

No Time

I just had my first class of the semester last night and didn't get home until almost 9pm and I left the house at 6:15am. Once a week would be ok, but this semester I decided to take 2 classes. On top of that, tonight I have an association meeting. I feel like I didn't even get to see Mr. B this weekend and now this week is turning out to be more of the same. I can see that it's going to be hard to spend time together when we've both got so much going on with work and school and everything else.

I'm not sure how this 2 classes a week thing is going to work out. If I don't take 2 classes a semester it's going to take me 3+ years to get my Master's, but if I take them 2 at a time, and one in the summer I'll be done at the end of 2010/beginning of 2011. A friend at work thinks I should get my doctorate while our employer is paying for it, but I'm not sure I could juggle that with work and having a husband. I'm already miserable as it is getting home and eating dinner 10 minutes before I have to go to bed so I can actually get some sleep.

Last night I just needed some space when I got home from work and I felt bad for telling Mr. B to give me that space. I was just so wound up and exhausted at the same time. I had meetings all day long and then sat in a 3 hour class. I just wanted to eat my dinner and zone out for a second in front of the TV. Ten minutes later I hear Mr. B get out of bed and start rustling around in the bedroom. There was one of those damn stinkbugs in the bed. How the heck did that thing survive the cold outside and how did it get inside?! I was itchy the rest of the night. Stupid bug...

On a lighter note, I did get my Uggs last night. I called Mr. B on my way home and asked him if they came. He said," Yes, and I'm wearing them." I nearly drove off the bridge I was laughing so hard. He said it so matter of factly that I almost believed him. God, I love him :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Still waiting

I'm still waiting for my Uggs to come. Last I saw on the UPS tracker thing they were in Lawnside. I could have picked them up myself. If they got to Lawnside at 1am on Friday, how come they were not on my doorstep Saturday?! I'm so pissed because I won't get home until after 8pm tonight so I won't even get to enjoy them! Tuesday night I have an association meeting, so I'll be home late again. Wednesday is the first night I can actually get some use out of them. Boo! My sister got the grey ones and I'm jealous. Maybe after we get our tax refund back...or maybe I can suggest Mr. B get them for me for Valentine's day...hint, hint Mr. B. Ahem...size 10 ;-)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Present for myself

I just ordered myself a pair of Uggs last night. I'm so excited to get them! I got them a Eastern Mountain Sports online for a really good price. They were 30% off and they only had my size. I guess having a huge foot comes in handy every once in awhile. The only color left was Chestnut and they're the classic short Uggs. Woo-hoo!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Not sure what to do

One of my best friends and I had a falling out about a year ago, which was her fault. She basically decided that her boyfriend of a couple months was more important than ever being able to speak to me or see me again. She was what you would call a toxic friend; someone that just kind of sucks the life out of you and drags you into their drama and problems. I decided that I would make a clean break and cut her out of my life.

Up until that point we had been friends since middle school, so that's like 6th grade. Her brother Pat was born with a form of mental retardation. I think that his learning level was never above that of a 12 year old. I just found out that he died Monday night. I knew he was sick from her Myspace page, but I didn't realize that he could possibly die.

I don't know what to do, because we really haven't kept in touch. I'd kind of like to go to the funeral, just because I knew him and we used to be friends, but I honestly don't want to be friends with her anymore. I feel like if I go, it will make her think that everything's ok and that we can go back to being friends. I have enough going on in my own life right now without having to worry about hers too. I feel like I sound selfish, but I have so many good things going on right now and I'd hate to taint them.

I didn't sleep well last night because I kept thinking about it. I didn't even get a change to talk to Mr. B about it because I came home after he had already fallen asleep. I feel like I'd be a bad person if I didn't go. Choosing to not being her friend was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life. I'm happy that I was strong enough to make that decision, but I feel like if I go and see her that my decision will fall apart.

I hate when life throws you curveballs like this...but I know I'll go, even though I'm really hesitant about it.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Grad School

I just wanted to say that I am so not looking forward to the semester starting next week. I have class on Monday nights from 5-8 and Thursday nights from 5-8. I'm just hoping that neither teacher keeps us the entire time--that would just be torture.

I don't remember if I posted this before, but I got my grade for my last course and I got a 99%. I thought that was just crazy...who gets a 99?! I think he should have given me 100, but it's still an A no matter how you look at it. Hopefully I can keep it up!

Monday, January 5, 2009

I'm a huge klutz

Mr. B and I went grocery shopping yesterday much later in the afternoon than usual. There were a bunch of crazy people rushing around trying to get home with their food before the Eagles game so it was a little crowded. Mr. B and I have a system to minimize our time in the supermarket. He stands in line for the lunch meat and I start with the veggies and get as far down the list as I can before he meets back up with me.

Well, I'm about half way down our veggie/fruit list and there's a mom with her two kids running wild in the aisle that I need to cut through, so I decide to whip around and go down the next aisle. I whipped my damn cart right into this apple pie stand that knocked over a barrel, yes an entire BARREL, of apples. All I could do was stand there as the barrel teetered and then fell to the ground spilling tons of apples everywhere. And just as this was happening, one of the produce guys came around the corner and witnessed the entire thing. My face was bright red and I felt horrible. I was appologizing profusely and I started picking up my mess. I didn't think anyone saw it, but somehow Mr. B saw it from across the store. I was so embarassed and I felt bad for the stocker who had to help me pick it back up. Leave it to me to cause a scene in the grocery store...

Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 Recap

Overall, 2008 was a pretty good year. Here are some of the things that happened:

-Changed jobs in March (so glad I did)
-Made some new friends (which was one of my resolutions for 2008!)
-Started grad school with PSU

Mr. B:
-Started grad school
-Paid off car (yay!)

-Married in May
-Honeymoon in Mexico May/June
-New bathroom and flooring in October
-Spain in November

I have a feeling that 2009 is going to be a great year. Mr. B and I already have tons of plans and I'm going to Ireland with a friend in February. Hopefully some of our plans will get us ready to put our condo on the market and get into a real house in the next year or two.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 lb of cooked chicken, shredded
2 packs of cream cheese, softened
16 oz of blue cheese
2/3 of a bottle of Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce

1. I usually trim the chicken and then boil it until cooked through.
2. Put the chicken in a food processor to shred.
3. Add softened cream cheese and blue cheese dressing.
4. Add hot sauce (to taste).
5. Put in a deep pie dish or a 9x13 glass pan. Refrigerate until you're going to use it and then preheat the oven to 350F.
6. Heat until it starts to bubble and then serve with some type of corn chip or tortillas.

It's not a healthy appetizer, but it's really good!

**You can easily make half of the recipe by cutting the ingredients in half**

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

It's 2009 and Mr. B and I are watching the Mummers Parade. Last night we went to dinner at Carlucci's and then decided to stay home to watch the ball drop because I really wasn't feeling that well. I couldn't even enjoy my dinner, but I'm feeling much better today. We're planning on just keeping it low key today and resting up.

Watching Dick Clark last night made me so sad. He did such a great job, but it still made me want to cry...I feel so bad for him, but it's great that he's not stopping just because of his stroke. Mr. B made me change the channel after the ball dropped...ha ha.

Happy New Year to everyone! Happy 2009!