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! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Graduation, Commissioning, & Beauty and the Beast

I am so incredibly proud of my "little" brother!  He graduated from Niagara University (the Alma Mater of both Phil and I) and commissioned as a 2Lt in the Army this weekend!

I was able to watch it Live as they streamed it from the ceremony, and I am so glad they did!  I would be lying if I didn't tear up a little when my parents were pinning him, my grandfather giving him his first salute, or watching him take the oath...chills my friends!

I finally saw Beauty & the Beast last night and it was incredible! I am so glad I did not just wait until it came out on DVD, so awesome! I now want to go see it again and again and again, and so on.

I was in a mega cleaning/purging mood again on Saturday and gave the house another scrub down...what is it about hardcore cleaning that soothes the soul?

The vacuum came out and Max was faced with Fight or Flight and he chose Flight underneath our end table; he's so fierce...

Note the ever present sweet tea cup...addiction is still holding strong!

My seniors graduate this Thursday! I am so excited for them to embark on their journey after high school, but it is always a tad bittersweet!  The teachers form a receiving line at the end and they use that opportunity to give us just one more hug, it is just the sweetest!

With that coming up this week, it is time to unwind and get ready for the LAST FULL WEEK OF SCHOOL!! Can't believe it's so close!

Max is one step ahead of me with anyone surprised by that?

Have a wonderful week everyone! :)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Rain, Running, & Two Weeks

WE OFFICIALLY HAVE TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL LEFT!!  I'm not sure if you can tell, but I am a tad excited...just a smidgen really.  With the last two weeks of school, chaos starts to ensue in the form of just utter craziness.  The students, the teachers, the admin, etc, are all stir crazy; we are all ready to have a break and recoup.  And what better way to recoup then with summer vacation!

Speaking/thinking of summer, it continues to rain here, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  At one point we were in a drought, and had a heat wave...I've officially forgotten what that feels like.  While Max and I have gotten pretty good at our fetch routine, it would be a nice change of pace to go outside again on an actual walk.

Max doesn't seem to mind apparently, why walk outside when you can half sit/stand on the couch?

I've started running again after taking some time off and let me tell you, it hurts so good!  But wow, it hurts! Take a little time off and BAM! Sore legs!  But the satisfaction I get during and after reminds me of why I love it, and it gives me some time to think.

With my brothers' college graduation/commission coming up this weekend (the alma mater of both Phil and I), it takes me back to our college graduation and Phil's commissioning:

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week! Max is displaying what a Wednesday night truly feels like:

Linking up with Kristin! 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Planes, Oklahoma, & Girl Time

The weekend was finally here! It was time to board that plane and go see Phil!

Goodbye Colorado!

Hello Oklahoma!

It was wonderful and perfect and it just felt so good to see him!  Is it odd that I forgot how cute he is? Or how much he makes my heart just flutter?  It's easy to forget what those sensations feel like when you're apart for a significant amount of time.  And these past two months definitely felt significant to me!

The promotion ceremony was sweet and it was such an honor to be a part of.  I ripped his 1Lt rank off and chucked it behind him (Phil said I threw like a girl...insert dramatic girlie eye roll here...) and I placed the CPT rank on there and heeled him in the chest...just to make sure it stuck ;)

I went with the cream dress and the nude heels; it just seemed appropriate for the occasion.

This picture was my favorite because it shows me squinty and laughing at something he said, and he's  just looking at me in the way that he does (insert heart flutter)

After all of that formal stuff, we hung out with my dad (who managed to pull the Big Rig into OK at the right time!) and had a celebratory brunch at Cracker Barrel and bopped around OK to see what we could see.

It was a beautiful weekend and the weather was perfect on Saturday for climbing Mt. Scott and then catching all we could catch with Pokemon Go (nerd alert!)

Sadly all weekends have to come to an end, and it was tough leaving him, but it helps knowing that I will see him again quite soon.  And I had no time to brood, my friend came to visit after I got home! It was so great to see her and catch up; it had been a few years since we have actually gotten to have some good old fashioned Girl Time and it was needed!  Great way to start off the week!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all have a  fabulous week! :)

Max was happy to take his place back on the couch from his Doggy Daycare Adventure Weekend!

Linking up with Bianca! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May, People, & Prom

It's May!! We made it!  In two and a half weeks students, teachers, and forgotten library books will be free! Except for the library books and the seniors who haven't paid their fines; they might withhold their diplomas for that (hint: turn in the books!).  Maybe if I continue to remind them that the hallowed halls of their high school will see them again next year if they don't pay their library fines (and pass their classes) that they will actually get it together.  Here's hoping...

Good news!  Max has fully recovered from his vet ordeal:

No ill effects here from our Neighborhood Watchdog

A reverent moment of thanks that prom is this weekend....soon the prom drama will be over and we can move onto a new topic: Prom Pictures! But those are typically really cute and the dress drama and date drama will be over and that is a relief.  One of my students ordered a dress and it came today!  Bad news: it was the COMPLETE WRONG DRESS!!  Poor thing!  :(

There has also been an increase in random people in my life this week: my property manager, the people she's showing our house too, the packing assessing lady, and now the sprinkler guy! I feel like its been a revolving door around here this week, and it's only Wednesday!

But now, it is time to pack for a weekend with my husband!  I am so excited to see him (it's already been two months!) and pin him at his promotion on Friday; I am so proud of him that I could actually bust!

I think Max is trying to tell me something...I hope everyone has a wonderful week! :)

Linking up with Kristin!
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