Monday, March 7, 2011

Weekend recap and Misc. Monday!


This past weekend the hubs and I ventured east to the big city of Wichita!! The driving force behind this was i needed my hair a bad way!!! Our good friend Makenzie was happy to oblige and chopped off my locks.... like more then 6 inches. So far i still like it....i can even put it back in a pony still, so that's a bonus in my book :)

I did myself a little shopping after lunch....oh how i love von maur.  i should not be allowed in that store with my wallet.  I needed retail a bad way!

Trav was a lucky duck and got to travel up to Manhattan for the last home basketball game of the season with his pops.  He took ONE picture....just one....and it was no good.
I have gone wrong somewhere with him.....that'll be my new project, make travis a picture nazi.

A picture Nazi would have been nice to have along later saturday night.... i think i took THREE pictures all night.  What a shame.  We headed out to dinner with Jenna and Ryan...along with Melissa the Great.  It was a grand ol time!! Lots of food (sushi craving was fulfilled!) lots of beers and sake...and lots of laughs.  I really love that i'm so much closer to friends now! It's still a 2 1/2 hour drive to see Mel, but it's worth it :)  Especially when the Reyes make the trek from KC to play with us!
And because they're on the crazy train headed to fake st. patty's in manhattan this weekend, i thought it was only appropriate to post this picture from our first st. patty's together.  I was obviously handling the day quite well at this point....ahhhhhh how i loved college.

Okie dokie...well now that you know all about my food, fun and booze filled weekend....we can get on with the regularly scheduled program.

1.  I'm still not on the house buying wagon.  I used to be....but i promptly jumped off that wagon when i realized how STUPID home buying is!! HOLY stress batman!!  I think i'll just live in the parentals basement for a few years, then we can just buy a house with cash and not have to worry about mortgages and all that crazy sauce.  I wonder how Steve and Debbie will take that news.... maybe we could buy a double wide and park it in the backyard for a few years, would cost some money to purchase, but in the long run we'd still be saving :)  I'll look into that and let you know what happens!!
(SIDENOTE:  ummmm after googling doublewide trailer images.... i've decided that they're not as scary as i thought.  Well maybe this picture is....but there are some super nice ones!! So i am super sorry if i offended any doublewide dwellers.)

2.  How stinking long does it take to get a darn deposit back??? We've been out of our house in Englewood since February 6th.  It's been a month....isn't there some kind of rule about this sort of thing??? I'm calling my lawyer (Sarah, that's you!! and i'm kidding, i think they have another week or two, but wait patiently by the phone just in case!).  That money would be greatly appreciated....doublewide's aren't cheap you know.

3.  GAS IS OUTRAGOUS!!!!!!!!!!!  I filled up this morning before work.  57 big ones.  And the sad thing is...last tank I only made it 267 miles.  THAT IS STUPID!  (i have a 16 gallon tank do the math!)  So at this rate, with my commute, i'll be filling up every FOUR days!!  So pretty much SEVEN times a month!  That's just stupid.  I"m getting a skooter....or a motercycle..... OHHHHH a Prius, that's it, im getting a Prius!
That baby would get almost DOUBLE what my car gets.  Sign me the heck up!!!

4.  Do you ever just feel like your in trouble?? I have that feeling today.  I have no idea far as i know i haven't done anything wrong... but i just get the "I hate abby today" vibe around here.  Maybe i'm paranoid...or maybe it's because my boss is jealous of my new hair do....that's got to be it.

5.  Oh i signed up for a little race in August....

This should be interesting.  I have been running more than normal since i signed up for this thing....but still, 13 miles and some change is A LONG WAY!!! I'm going to copycat Jamie and do weekly postings about my training.....when i actually start following a plan.  HEY JAMIE.....yes i'm talking to you.... even though the race isn't till August should I start Hal's plan now or wait till it's 12 weeks away???  I need your expertise please....i consider you a professional.

Alrighty, well i could probably come up with 1,245 misc. thoughts today.... so i'll cut it short at 5.  Consider that your happy monday present.  


  1. How far are you running right now? I think you need to sign up for a Spring half because I think you are so ready. Then you'll have lots of experience by the time you get to Chicago.

    OR, I'd say just keep building up your mileage and then do one of Hal's intermediate plans when you start training. I'm so excited for you!!!

  2. Ohhhh i'd say i average 3-4 at least 4 times a week. One time i got all crazy and ran 8....didn't die. I am running a 5k next month, then thought about running the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon (relay that is!!) in May. Then maybe a 10k this summer. But if you think i should do a 1/2....maybe i will :) wanna do one with me? does wichita have any? riverfest maybe?

  3. SO EXCITED FOR YOUR RACE. I would start running now because it is so much fun. Buying a house scares me to death. LOVE YOUR HAIR GORGEOUS GIRL!!! Gas is killing me!