Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How to do you split your "chore list"??

.... because we are having difficulty in that area.
Laundry-- J
Cooking-- J
Dishes (dirty)-- J
Sweeping-- J
Mopping-- J
Garbage-- J
Feeding Dogs-- J
Waking up 3x a night with dogs-- J

Unload dishwasher-- C
Pick up dog piles-- C
{Both of these get done by J sometimes}

It looks a little top heavy... Any suggestions? And I have tried the"not do anything" approach and it doesn't work. C doesn't mind a messy house. I'm not a neat freak by any means, but I can't stand dishes piled in the sink, dirt/anything visible on the floor, and clutter in general. HELP!

Spring Cleaning List

Alright. I have never been one for lists, but lately they have given me the motivation to get things done. For example.. right now I have a list of work for school. on a post-it. on my lap-top. where I will see it. It is one of the best feelings in the world to just cross something out ( well, not the BEST ;) ). So in order to get this house clean, and I mean sparkling, here be the Spring Cleaning List:

  • Rake out the gardens.
  • Pick up sticks from front and back yards.
  • Plant grass in the baldy spots of the bard yard.
  • Wash down the driveway and the road in front of the house (old leaves, dirt, salt, etc.)
  • Clean both cars (inside and out).
  • Clean off the patio and bring our lounge chairs.
  • Pull everything out of the cupboards and clean them out.
  • Clean microwave.
  • Clean stove and oven.
  • Put away tea kettle and crockpot.
  • Wash down walls and cupboards.
  • Hand mop the floor.
  • Clean out the fridge and freezer.
  • Un-do all the twist ties that C put up, and take Christmas lights down.
Living/Dining Rooms
  • Wash down walls.
  • Organize bookshelf.
  • Dust off TV and Entertainment center.
  • Put away all winter/Christmas items (oops).
  • Wash couch cover.
  • Steam clean chair, curtains, dog beds, dining room chairs.
  • Get rid of old black chair that only the dogs use.
  • Convince Alofa to take FIL's dresser and suitcases to his room, and out of our area.
  • Move armoire.
  • Wash and put cuddle blankets in armoire.
  • Sweep/mop floor, including under couch.
  • Organize desk.
  • Clear off dining room table.
  • Take Total Gym into the basement.
  • Rearrange dining room table.
  • Mop the floor.
  • Wash mirror.
  • Wash curtains.
  • Put away winter clothes, pull out spring/summer.
  • Wash rugs.
  • Find a dresser for C's excessive amount of clothes.
  • Clean laundry room, including FIL's clothes that have been on the floor since December.
  • Run an empty load through the washer.
  • Re-organize boxes that are still packed.
  • Wash all windows.
  • Update pictures/decor.

I think that could keep me busy for awhile. I'll give myself until the weekend before Easter. C will be out of town next week for a few days so hopefully I can get a lot done.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Me Monday's

1. what inspires you? People who strive for what is right, humanly right, right for themselves in their goals. Go after what they want, take chances. Think before acting, but act. People who treat others as they would be treated themselves, humanly, courteously. People who act against oppression, terrorism, hunger, disease. John Lennon - Imagine

2. what was the last thing you bought yourself? I don't really buy stuff for myself. Being on a bidget restricts that. But today, I was at Target and found gardening gloves and seeds for a dollar each.. have to get ready for spring!

3. would you rather watch a movie in a theater or from the comfort of your own home? Home. Definitely. You can't cuddle in the theater!

4. household chore you don't mind doing? anything out side {raking, gardening..}, washing windows, or washing walls, as long as I have my magic eraser :)

5. coffee or tea? Coffee in the morning, iced tea (unsweetened) in the afternoons

6. what could you eat every day and not get sick of?? hmm.. mac & cheese, of any variety

7. what's the last book you read? The Keeping, free ebook download

8. do you think you look you "look" your age? I may "look" my age, but people usually think I am older because I am married, I'm only 21 and people think I'm 24ish

Sunday, March 27, 2011


I just started doing some online devotionals from Marriage Missions. This is just a snip-it of what I read tonight:

{Mature love can accept that marriage is different from dating. Not worse, just different. Mature love can accept that priorities do change and that they need to change. A mature wife can accept that the way her husband shows his love now may be through working hard to provide for his family instead of taking you out every week for a long talk over dinner. A wife accepts that after a long week, maybe the activity her husband needs the most is just “zoning” in front of the TV.}

This is huge for me. I was so worried because our relationship has changed since we were only dating. After reading this, I realized we have grown, not necessarily changed. I can't wait to do more of these devotionals. I realized tonight how much I have been lacking in the religion aspect of my life and hopefully I will be able to make a change.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Making's for a great weekend.

I can already feel it. It's going to be a great weekend! Bright & Sunny. Clean house. Amazing hubby. Love it!!!

Schedule for today:
  • Target with my man for house pretties?
  • CT to see some family/Liah's(2 yr) Birthday
  • Check in on the Motorhome & see if she made it through the brutal winter
  • Start walking with my neighbor & Leo
  • Movie night with hubsters
How perfect does that sound?? It's not quite spring here. Yet. Or not at all.. it's only 32 right now. BUT the sun is shining, snow is melted, and it looks like spring!

Only bad thing that happened so far is my computer is dead. Like ate the dust, dead. So I am on my old computer, which is ok because of all my old files & pictures! But all my school work is on my old one :/

{Our first picture together! In Cali over Christmas break 2008}

I am ready for school to be over so we can have relaxing days without having to deal with school work! Obviously work would get in the way (which is happening right now with C) but it's do-able. Tomorrow is a solid study day. Hate those. Then back to school on Monday. Hate those too.

But for today, we will be enjoying our "spring" day.

OH! To plant a garden or not???

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's Important to Me.

I absolutely adore this song. This is the kind of life I strive to have.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Birthday Weekend

This weekend was perfect to say the least. I loved being able to spend so much time with C without any interruption from dogs, FIL, or (excessive amounts) of work. He got me a gorgeous gold and diamond watch/ bracelet set from Elgin and a new Blackberry Storm!! I love all of them!
We left on Saturday afternoon to head down to Mohegan Sun and got there around 2. Before we could get some lunch, we had to play something at least once. Since we were both starving, we put $5 into the slots and went at it. Even though we didn't win anything at the slots, we got a lot of laughs. We started walking towards Michael Jordan's Steakhouse for lunch but decided on Jimmy Buffets's Magaritaville.

My first legal drink was called "5 o'clock Somewhere". Delishish!

Don't mind us, early morning at the beach!!!

Outside of MJ's Steakhouse.

I came out with double the money I went in with. I won huge at blackjack and roulette, but the best part of the weekend was being with hubby. We haven't had so much fun for a long time.

We wish we could go back already!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Getting to know.. Me.

1. if you won the title of miss america, what would your platform be?
probably world peace.. What else is there?
2. outdoorsy or indoorsy?
Outdoorsy in spring/summer Indoorsy when it's cold.
3. pajama's out in public..classy or tres tacky?
My pj's? hmm... But when I rock the sweats/Tee... not classy, but OK
4. what's your favorite room in your house?
Right now, living room overlooking the backyard.
5. nook, kindle, or book?
my nook- like Libra
6. would you rather wear the same outfit for a week or not brush your teeth for a week?
same outfit, if I could wash it and go nakey while its getting clean :)
7. what's your favorite blog at the moment?
From Mrs. to Mama. She is too funny!
8. lately i've been daydreaming about.........?
a lot. summer, no more school, our own house, babies, C signing these big players to make most of it happen?!

Weekend recap to come, but I am way too tired right now. Off to the couch to cuddle up with my hubby after our PERFECT weekend!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Woop Woop!!!


I think C was having a little too much fun being my bartender tonight. I think he will love it even more tomorrow, or today, at the casino!!!

I'll do a post Sunday night all about our fabulous weekend!

Love & 21

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I need some advice...

from someone that actually knows what they may be talking about, unlike C.

What do I wear to the casino, for my 21st birthday???? Help please!

Until I have something worthy to do a whole post on...

A. Age: 20 (21 in 3 daysss)

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore you dislike: Handwashing dishes

D. Dogs: hah! Roxy, Smoltz, Leo, Diva, and Xaia

E. Essential start to your day: Kiss the hubsters

F. Favorite color: Purple

G. Gold or silver: Gold/White Gold

H. Height: 5'7"

I. Instruments you play(ed): Trumpet

J. Job title: Student/ Housekeeper

K. Kids: Soon??

L. Live: Mass

M. Mom’s name: Sue

N. Nicknames: Jilly, Buford, or Cledus ( last 2 are from C??)

O. Overnight hospital stays: None. Thankfully.

P. Pet peeves: Sink used as a garbage, messy house right after I cleaned it, slow drivers, drama (get a lot of it going to an all girls school)

Q. Quote from a movie: "There's a lot I don't understand about life. You meet thousands of people, and then you meet one person, and your life is changed forever."

R. Righty or lefty: Right

S. Siblings: Older sister and 2 younger brothers

T. Time you wake up: today, 10 am (spring break). Normally, 7

U. Underwear: VS

V. Vegetables you don’t like: Cooked carrots

W.What makes you run late: the clock.

X. X-rays you’ve had: nose, collar bone, ankle

Y. Yummy food you make: Chicken Divan (last nighhttt)

Z. Zoo animal favorites: baby snow leopards

Saturday is the big day! I'll be sure to do a post when we get back on Sunday.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

I love filling these things out! Since I still only have my 2 girlies (and need more because I just deactivated my Facebook), I figured I would link up with Lauren for her Fill in the Blank Friday!

1. My biggest accomplishment in life thus far is: my marriage. We have only been married for 8 months but we have both grown so much in that short amount of time.

2. My favorite place to sit in my house is: in the reading chair, looking out the window. Eventually, I would love and old wooden rocking chair like one my Grandpa used to have. And when I say eventually, I mean when we have kids, because there WILL be an old rockin' chair in their room.

3. My fashion philosophy is: comfy, but cute. I love getting all dolled up and wear dresses but that doesn't really fit my lifestyle. I can usually be found in jeans and a cute shirt, but not normally button up blouses.

4. Something every girl should have is : a best friend they can vent to. I have had a few throughout the years. Luckily, I can vent/ talk to Chris about everything, so I guess he would meet the requirements for BFF status

5. If you looked in my purse right now you'd find: my wallet, gum, anatomy flashcards, sunglasses, tons of pens, my planner, car charger for my phone, chapstick/lipgloss carrying case ( only makeup I take with me), my camera, and my Libre eBook Reader.

6. My favorite music right now is: Eminem. And some country. Weird. Very Weird. I know.

7. My favorite part of my body is: my shoulders and back. I don;t know why, but I think muscular backs are sexy! Too bad C hardly ever goes shirtless :/

Happy Friday & Spring Break!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

It's been awhile.

I'm Sorry...

I have neglected my blog. Not entirely though. I have not posted in awhile but I have been keeping up on all of the blogs I read. It had been crazy hectic here for the past 2 weeks. The good news is spring break is just around the corner. C and I only have to get through this week and then we can relax, hopefully. Other fantabulous news... my birthday is coming up! The Big 2-1! We are going to Mohegan Sun Casino in CT and my ahhmazing MIL is paying for a room for us at a super nice hotel! Can't wait for our little getaway!

Back to the past and present. All 4 of us are back in the house and have been for almost a week. Still stressful but we finally made the switch, so hopefully it gets better. This past weekend we (C&I) moved our belongings to our new room, the basement. It's not bad, I actually like it. Definitely smaller than the Master Bedroom, but it's cozy.


After and yes, all the dogs sleep next to us which makes for a cramped room
After our room was moved, C and I put down a floor covering to protect the hardwoods. I don't have any pictures of his room because, well I came to the conclusion that I would not talk/interact with him unless absolutely necessary, for my own sanity. Anywayy, last night I started putting our living room back together. No pictures yet, but soon. I'm working away as much as I can, but I have an Anatomy test on Thursday.

Still getting frustrated to these living situations. But I have to take the good and some of the bad. For example: The is what my kitchen sink looks like:

Why, you may ask. Well, I will show you:

And no, this isn't Chris' or my doing. Apparently, our sink is also a garbage can. This tends to irk me, especially since the garbage can is literally 4 feet away, I measured.

Now, I can't leave you with some nasty pictures like that, so how about this cutie pa-tootie?

Please don't mind those demon eyes, Mama isn't the best photographer.