Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pokemon, Pot Pie, & AC

So remember me telling you that Phil and I were BIG Pokemon nerds?  Well the COOLEST thing happened: we caught a SNORLAX!  This is huge because neither of us had one and we couldn't for the life of us find one!  We would see them at the gyms and just wonder where in the world did these people get them?!?!  Well feast your eyes on this cool dude:

Ok, granted he's not super good, but he's mine!

Aside from being nerds and catching them all, I have also determined that Phil and I (and two of our other friends that will remain nameless to allow them their cool-guy facade) will be very ready for senior citizenship.  I have come to this conclusion by realizing that:

  1. We like to eat dinner before 6pm if possible, and have been known to eat at 4:30pm with our soon to be crowd.
  2. We like to be in for the night by 7pm....this does not include our nightly walks with Max, that is a whole different category
  3. We eat Pot Pie every Wednesday at Cracker Barrel because Wednesday is Pot Pie Day
Yep, this is what 26 going on 66 looks like friends.

Max continues to enjoy RV life:

This is his newest perch: he can see all, hear all and inform me when the neighbors are making any type of sound/movement.

He's so fierce (insert dramatic eye roll here)

Phil surprised me by coming home with these beautiful flowers on Tuesday!

I am one lucky lady! 

He also installed a floor AC unit in the RV and our lives have been mega better!!  This Oklahoma heat is no joke and the RV is a magnet for the sun and traps the heat in like crazy, so it has leveled the playing field.  I have no picture of this because Phil did not like the shots I took while he was installing pooper!

My parents are coming down to visit next week and spending the Fourth down here with Phil, my brother and I!  I am so excited! It will be great to see them and since mom has never been to Oklahoma before, I intend to show her around.  She will be drinking sweet tea in no time!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week!  Phil and I are thinking of trying kayaking/canoeing this weekend; any tips?  Has anyone tried it?

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Apologies, New Shoes, & Life

I am soooo sorry for being so absent lately! Phil's laptop died (RIP the HP) and he has been taking my Mac to work.  I usually do most of my blogging during the day because when he gets home, its time for dinner, adventures, walks, and snacks!  Therefore, I tend to forget about blogging and BOOM!  Schedule disrupted!

However, I do think I am turning him over to the Dark Side of using Apple products....

Life here in OK has been HOT and pretty good!  The days are filled with walks, sweet tea runs, gym time and puppy snuggles.

On really hot days, we take rest breaks to watch the geese do whatever it is geese do...not a whole lot in my opinion, but Max is fascinated.

We also managed to actually get Max in the water this weekend!  This is HUGE because this dog doesn't like anything to do with water: puddles, rain, baths, etc; and he was actually chest deep in the lake!

Phil and I were so proud!

*Note my fancy photography skills and getting him mid nose-lick...I know, mega impressive ;)

Biggest news of all: I GOT NEW SNEAKERS!!

I am in LOVE with my new Nike Free Runs!  Literally obsessed!! A friend gave me a new sneaker website that have all kinds of cool designs for Adidas, Nike, Puma, Jordans, etc, and boy am I excited!!

You can imagine how excited Phil is about that...especially with our space restrictions in the RV...good news is that sneakers can store somewhat flat!  Problem solved! :)

Phil and I have also been doing some exploring and seeing all of what Oklahoma has to offer; it has been really awesome having my guy back :)

When I am not doing the gym thing, walking Max, drinking sweet tea, and hanging with my main man, I have really been enjoying the sunsets we get on our evening walks.

Besides the crazy access to sweet tea I now have, I think this might be my favorite part of being in Oklahoma.

I will try to do better this week with blogging!  I will not get distracted by the idea of dinner! Or at least not as distracted, after all who can resist Taco Tuesday??

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!  I will do a Photos of the Week/Past Weeks segment this week so you all can see more of our Oklahoma Adventure!

Does anyone have any book suggestions?  Summer vacation is when I catch up on my reading and I am in desperate need for some book ideas!  Let me know what you are reading!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Humidity, Houdini, & Love

Holy Humidity Batman!  This is such a change from my usual CO weather or the NY weather of back home.  I have come to the conclusion that I do not know how women here: A) have long hair as I want to chop mine off, or B) manage to wear it down.  Hello sexy/messy topknot! Poor Phil, I feel like I haven't looked put together since I got here! Good thing he loves me!

Max has also noticed this weather change as he is soooooo not motivated!! I take him on a walk ( we usually average around 3 miles per walk) and he is dead! Puppy out!  Although he does enjoy some scenery on our walks:

His fascination with the cows is a real thing, until they come over to the fence and snort at him.  Then he is not so sure anymore.

Speaking of Max, or as I am now calling him Dogini, because he has managed to escape his crate multiple times since we've been here.   I think I am going to set up the GoPro to watch what he does when we aren't home, because Phil and I are literally stumped.  Maybe he's trying to tell us he doesn't need the crate and will happily lie in his bed with his toys; or maybe he has a diabolical plan to take over the RV Park...all good questions my friends.  To be continued...

I have found my newest love in the form of Spin Class.  It is an amazing workout and since I am an avid bike rider originally, it gives me that sense of awesomeness I get of riding on the open road! It is hard, sweaty, and a ton of fun!

I am not normally one for post-workout selfies, but this was crazy!

Speaking of selfies, I have been making Phil take "cute" photos with me!  I think sometimes that is what I can miss most when we are apart; I will see all of our friends doing fun things together and taking photos and that is what I want to do!  So now that we are together, I am trying to capitalize on that!  And being the supportive guy he is, Phil only sighs before he gets his phone out to snap a photo...what a guy :)

Happy, Happy, Happy!

Our attempt at a family photo...Max wasn't having it!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!! :)

What are your favorite fitness classes to do?

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Driving, Unpacking, & RVing

Hello! Sorry for the absence, things have been quite busy around here lately!  Max and I were up and at it around 4:30am Saturday morning to hit the road!  After a quick sweet tea stop, it was just us and the open road.  And I do mean open, I don't think there were many other cars besides us on the road.  We traveled South through Colorado, then New Mexico, Texas and finally made it to Oklahoma!  It was a great ride and a quiet one; at one point my grandma called me to see where I was and how I was doing: I was doing great and hadn't seen a town in 40 miles so I wasn't sure where in New Mexico I was, but we were rolling along at 75mph, so all was well.

I finally made it to OK and got a big hug and kiss from Phil; nothing like that first moment you get to see each other! (Cue mushy sigh).  Max was happy too! His butt was wiggling about 100mph and then he flopped over for a belly rub...typical happy Max behavior.

A little Pokemon Go in the park and Max doing his best to sniff something (also very common)

My brother got in late Sunday night and we helped him get his RV all set up on Monday.  So we were eating, running around, picking up things that were needed, backing the RV up, moving it forward, Max assisted my sniffing everything, and finally everything was where it should be.  One thing about it, the RV is like having a house on wheels, but it does take you a hot second to get that house all hooked up, leveled and settled.

My brothers' new home for the next 4 years!

Phil and I have been slowly unpacking the RV and getting all settled ourselves, but mostly we have been just enjoying being together, running around with Zack and taking Max on our evening walks...that is literally my favorite time of the day :)

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week!  :)

Linking up with Kristin! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Packing, Moving, & the Floor

As predicted, this was a rollercoaster week that ran me through the entire emotion gambit.  As I reflect on it, I really am 99.9% sure I hit every single one.  I said goodbye to my students and my co-workers who had become my family.  I left the school that I called home for the past two and a half years and packed the house that was my home.

I needed a pie is too short not to enjoy some chocolate pie once and a while! And yes, I did eat it on the floor,  my chairs were wrapped! 

I attempted my hand at the Panoramic setting with my iPhone...not bad, but I need some practice! 

The movers were AMAZING! They put a lot of time and care into how they packed our things and made sure they padded every item that required it (bedroom furniture, dining room table and chairs, our washer and dryer, etc).  They really did a fabulous job!

And just like that, the house is empty!

Max came home from daycare and went into a sniffing frenzy! Not only did he smell the packers, but all of our stuff was missing!  Especially his beloved couch...we all know how he feels about that ;)

I had lunch with a few friends today and one of them got me the best gift ever!! She and another one of my co-workers were discussing my hyper/perky/sunny disposition and decided that I must be a unicorn because they are the only ones that can poop rainbows....and apparently I also possess this quality (that is quite the compliment!) So, in honor of my unicornness, she got me this:

Now I may go forth and eat Skittles so I can poop the co-workers ever!!  This fun stuff is one of the million reasons why I am going to miss them so much.

But as all of the housewares are packed, goodbyes have been muscled through, and the house cleaned, it is time to cuddle on the air mattress with my puppy and watch Forrest Gump on Netflix (yay personal hotspot technology win!)

Oh and be really excited that I get to see my husband tomorrow and spend mega time with him...cue happy sigh.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week!! :)

What are everyone's plans for this Memorial Day Weekend?

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tissues, Panera, & Sinatra

I made it through graduation and only teared up a few times, however, I blew my nose a ton.  This cold has literally been the death of me!  Good news: I am finally feeling better and think I will be sniffle free by the time I need to pull out of CO on Saturday.

This week is super crazy: last week of school, movers are coming, carpets are getting steamed, packing is happening, and I am leaving for Oklahoma on Saturday...whew!  Cue extra sweet tea to survive the week!

On Saturday I had a lovely day date with a friend that included Target shopping (Love Target!) and Panera Bread.  I LOVE Panera and Phil hates going with me: he says the food is good, but it is just not filing enough.  So when we go, he gets a pastry and I get the Spicy Thai Chicken Salad (which is amazing and my favorite salad) and then after, he gets a burger from Wendy's...we have stopped going together.  So this friend date was much needed and she shares my love for Panera.

Max spent the day at daycare to flirt with his girlfriends and play his puppy heart out and was glad that I had a good friend date and listened with enthusiasm...

I have been really loving the Seriously Sinatra channel on Sirius Radio on Sunday mornings; I am an old soul anyway, but for some reason, it just hits with my Sunday mood lately. 

I get to hear Frank Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby, etc, and it really is quite lovely.  Listening to that music makes me wish I new how to waltz or ballroom dance, maybe I can get Phil to take lessons with me one of these days :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!! And if you have any extra calming vibes, if you could send them my way I would be grateful! :)

Linking up with Bianca!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Magnets, Flowers, & Stuffy Noses

I am not sure what decided to bloom, but I wish it would go away! I am soooooooo stuffy I can barely think straight!  I literally feel like all I do is blow my nose, and my poor nose is all red and annoyed.  My kids make fun of me for the way I talk and I honestly can't blame them, I sound like a disaster.

But, in other news, Phil surprised me with flowers on Monday!

I came back down from co-teaching and there they were sitting on my desk looking beautiful! The card is what really go me though:

He really is just the best and I cannot wait to see him in 10 days!!!

So I drive a Subaru Outback, and I am pretty sure it is the kind of car that is made for dogs and magnets.   The ultimate kind of cool is when you can combine the two!  Ms. Pearl (the Outback) is sporting a brand-new (and first ever) magnet:

My dad sent me this and I laughed so hard!  He really knows his grand-puppy well as Max usually ends up in a cone at least twice a year: there was the time we ran into the fence and split our dew claw, there was the time we ran into our crate and split a nail, there was the time when we got swatted by a dog at daycare, etc.  With Max I feel like there is always a "There was the time when..." statement that follows him around.  I guess this falls under the category of boys will be boys, or that sometimes, dogs are klutzy too.

Said klutz

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week!  :)

Any exciting plans for the weekend?

Linking up with Kristin! 
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