Friday, May 16, 2014

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

  • Doing my hair before work in the downstairs bathroom and discovering all three of our hairbrushes were upstairs. Rather than walk all the way back upstairs I decided that the dogs brush would do just fine. And guess what, it totes did.
  • Living off of Costco muffins for the past 2 months. Standing hurts, therefore cooking isn't happening. Also, Culver's has helped in this department. Also because of Culvers, muffins and donuts (hello emotional eater) I need to get better asap so I can start running off my emotional baggage.
  • The amount of Dexter we've been watching. The seasons just get better and better.

  • Celebrating Mother's Day even though we have absolutely no plans of making me a mother of anyone anytime soon. New dress, new shirt and Buffalo Wild Wings/Culvers for dinner. Happy Mother's Day to me.
  • My new keyboard to accompany Chad. Our duets are the
  • Almond Joy oatmeal. Plain oatmeal made with coconut milk and then has chocolate chips and coconut stirred in afterwards. Dessert? Breakfast? Who cares. It's delicious.
  • We've got another new girl at work. After one day it already seems so  much more promising.
  • Val and Bill's fam bam is on their way to our house *right now*. So excited!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Sometimes the weekends go by in a giant blur. We are busy hiking, cooking, cleaning, and climbing. Other times the weekend goes by in a blur because you've slept a lot at very weird times. I'll let you guess what last weekend was.

Chad was a champ and worked super early mornings on Friday and Saturday until early afternoon. Of course this didn't stop us from staying up crazy late on Friday night. So in order to make up for the couple hours of sleep on Friday we napped a bit later that day and then when Sunday rolled around we really napped. When we weren't napping or buying me presents for Mother's Day we were dueting on the keyboard. I played, Chad sang. It was amazing. Ah-mazing. Piano Man, Celine Dion, Vanessa Carlton. Sooo good.

In other keyboard related news the animals are giant fans. Penny sits on a chair that's directly behind my head and purrs and meows the whole time. Rukia tries to sit as close as she can to me. Laying on my feet, sitting next to me and resting her head on my lap, then finally settling for this spot.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

  • Finally giving in and doing the dishes at 11:30 Sunday night, only because it was starting to smell. Even better when it only actually took 10 minutes to do them.
  • Wearing this rubbery back supporter thing around, it makes my back feel better but it's SO hot.  Pretty sure I spend my afternoons smelling like sweaty rubber.
  • Going to Panera yesterday to get a chocolate chip cookie. Little did we know that ours had switched to normal cookie dough that I could go buy at any grocery store. Yeah, these really aren't your cookies, so no thank you, I'll take my money back.
  • Knowing that the new girl was going to get fired. Awkward. Knowing she was going to get fired for 2 months before it actually happened? Super awkward.
  • Dexter. Thank you Netflix. The Trinity Killer hooked us.
  • Physical Therapists.
  • Realizing that we are better at the blind taste test than the Hell's Kitchen contestants.
  • Naked brand juices from Costco. The price, the taste, it's awesome.
  • Whatever sleep medication we got from Costco last night. Haven't slept that well in quite a while, and it was bliss.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Once upon a time I worked at Big Apple Bagel. It was Summer and I needed a part time job. I put on a skirt and some heels and got ready to wander around handing out resumes. I was hired at the first place I stopped at, mostly, I think, because I could present myself as a well dressed and put together person. Ha, I'm good like that at interviews. They never know what hits them when I wander in a couple months later with glasses on and unbrushed, ponytail hair. Anyways.... we're getting off track here.

I agreed to work the afternoon shifts after I was trained.... the next day.... at 5:30 am. So I went out and found the required blue polo shirt at Salvation Army, just one mind you, that I wore all summer long. I showed up the next day, half asleep and confused as to what I had actually agreed to. Just in case you don't already know, I'm not a morning person. I had survived 4 years of early morning church classes at 6 am in high school and thought that I was free from the hell that is the early morning. Wrooong. By the way, all those people who tell you that you get used to the early morning wake ups for Seminary.... they are lying.

Back to the bagels, I spent the next 4 months working there from 5:30 am to noon. That's right, no afternoon shifts for me. Tricky tricky. It was actually pretty nice, even though I worked with someone who would routinely get drunk and pass out in the bathrooms. I got tons of free bagels and brought home bagel sandwiches almost every time I worked for lunch. And, since I was young and head over heels for a certain someone, I could then spend all afternoon with him, when I wasn't at The Chocolate Moose. That certain someone definitely wasn't a morning person. The benefits barely beat out that 5:30 am start time.

Summer eventually ran out, I went back to school and ever since I've managed to secure jobs that don't require me to be out of bed before the sun is also awake. (Except for Michigan winters of course because there the sun dies for 6 months) Oh 9am, you are glorious.

Then a week ago, a certain mister decided to go on the hunt for a part time job. And trust me, out here, it's a hunt. After only a couple days he was in luck! Our beloved Kneaders were more than happy to have him work there. So... we have somehow managed to find ourselves in a familiar situation, one of us working at a bakery, scheduled start time, 5:30 am. As a one car family, it's a start time for both of us. And while I'm not a morning person, Chad really isn't a morning person. Once again those pesky benefits: Kneaders goodies, a set schedule, All of Sunday and Saturday afternoons off, no night shifts and most importantly, having the whole afternoon to work on his Photography.

Wish us luck peeps, we may need it.

Oh... and they lived happily ever after.