Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The things I do for bread

With school going on every day, Monday thru Friday, I am completely exhausted with life! I only have 33 days left until I get a break but with that 4 wk break will also come boredom from not having hardly anything much to do. But anyways, no updates on my scholarship except the fact that if I do get it, it will affect my workstudy and cause me to work less hours at work, yes it sounds great at first but I still think I will get bored at times so I am hoping for a babysitting gig maybe once a week or a few times a month to help keep me not as bored, yet still be able to get homework done and get good grades.

The main reason I am writing is to tell you all what happened last night in my night class, but let's first back up a little bit... a few weeks ago my teacher brought in some Friendship bread with banana in it and it was amazing so I asked her can I please have the recipe? She kind of said no at first, but then brought it in last night... and now I know why she was a little hesitant. She did not only give me the recipe but also a starter, keep in mind I had no idea of the process.

I came home to read the instructions and found out it took 10 days to make it. What?! I aint got time for that! lol. I also found out that the idea and story behind the title Friendship literally means you make some and then this makes starter packs for friends.. excuse me but I do not have much of any friends currently, and none that definitely want to make some banana friendship bread. The majority of my friendships are one sided right now... meaning I do all the work. Don't get me wrong I love all of my friends but we all are very busy right now in our own little worlds, I feel like I am in limbo at times with all of them.

Gladly, I found a link on how to control my bread and make less for friends and more for me.. thank goodness I found a solution to a problem.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


School has been going on for about 3 weeks now and I am already counting the days till Summer break. No, not Christmas, Summer. Yeah, I know it is awhile away for sure, but I am hopefully going to the beach if it all works out, and me and Chad have not been to the beach together so I think that would be nice. 

Anyways, school has been filled with tons of homework and nonstop busyness. It is not hard homework really, just a lot of it. One of my teachers asked to make a poem based on the template we talked about in class, below is my poem and in parenthesis are the reasons why I put those things. I thought this was a good idea for our class really...

I am from Quilts, from Kit Kats and Mountain Dew. 
I am from the old but warm, cozy apartment.
I am from the tree in the backyard, the daisy on my foot.
I am from fudge and big eyes, from Paula and Flynn and Leigh.
I am from the carefree and close nit.
From eat your vegetables and don’t stress.
I am from youth groups and service to others because we all come from the same place.
I’m from small town, bacon and eggs.
From the slide my cousin had when we were little, the time I fought with him over the slide because I really thought it was mine, and the hardworking Papaw that does not stop for nothing.
I am from underneath my mom’s bed, tons of pictures of the special bond we have and coloring pages. Mother and daughter turned best friends, a thing only a few people can relate to. 

(Quilts = I always use to sleep with a raggedy quilt my great grandma had made for my mom, I still have it and claim its the best. Kit Kats = I use to love these as a kid, and still have cravings from time to time, it reminds me of my grandma's house when we were out at her pool. Mountain Dew = nothing can come between me and MD, I know its bad for you, but I cannot help myself, I love it!)

( I grew up in an apartment, it wasn't nice, but it was ours)

( I used to play around a tree in my backyard, and I have a daisy tattoo on my foot in remembrance of a friend.)

(Fudge = family tradition, Big eyes = my mom has pretty blue eyes, that change colors, mine do the same thing, my dad had big eyes, two things I now have and people love to notice about me. From Paula, Flynn, and Leigh = Paula is my mother's name, Flynn is my maiden name, Leigh is my married name.)

(Carefree and close nit = how my family is.)

(From eat your vegetables and don't stress = I was a daycare kid, yes born and raised, I guess that is what helped me a lot as far as being an only child, and these were the things they use to say to me.)

(Youth groups and service to others = I loved church growing up, and still do today. I was big time involved in youth group and loved every moment of it. And service to others means to me helping others as much as possible, the social worker in me.) 

(Small town, Bacon and eggs = I really am from a small town, and bacon and eggs were a tradition between my grandma and I when I was little.)

(Slide = I really did fight my cousin for the slide at his house, because I had one just like it at my house and I thought he had took it, I was so mad I pulled the thing on top of me. Yes, we have it on video. Papaw = a great man that never stops at anything from work to love.) 

(Underneath the bed = where all the memories and pictures from the past are, it really was just me and my mommy for as long as I can remember and we really did become best friends, we were all each other had.)


mommy's girl

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I'm your biggest fan!

thats my husband from forever ago, back in high school.

I do not know about you all but I am loving the Olympics on TV right now all the time, it gives me something to watch and like to truly watch. When I was little I use to love to watch the gymnastics and the ice skating during the winter Olympics.  I use to pretend I was ice skating across the carpet with my socks, when in the end all I got was a shock when I would finally sit down. 

Now, I have a new favorite. Archery. 

My husband use to do Archery in high school, which is harder than it looks. I am amazed by the sport and love it and I'm pretty good at it, if I would lay off the pop so I could steady my hand better. But, the story goes further than that, my husband went to training camp in California for the Olympics quite a few times during high school times, and said he would have stuck with it if it hadn't begun to become more like boot camp towards the end. 

I love my husband to death and this is one of the many things I am proud of him for, and in awe of still today! he is a hardworker to the max especially when it comes to this. I just wish we could see Archery more on TV in the Olympics! ugh!

ttyl-ut- he's my gold


you have no idea

Monday, July 16, 2012

i love penguins!

the moment after my foot started healing enough to wear I could wear shoes again, I knew flip flops were a no no. Yes, I'll admit I still wear them from time to time because they are so easy to put on and quick, but only when I am going on quick trips. Nothing else! It still kills my foot to put that much pressure on it. 

I knew if I was going to have to wear shoes they would have to be cute and comfortable. The moment I saw this post The Grant Life - Faux Toms Refashion I feel in love! especially with the price! $10 at Big Lots!

this is what I came up with. The Grant Life used Painter's Markers for hers, but the painter's markers I chose were too dark for the shoe. So I drew an outline of a penguin with the marker then went over it with acrylic paint. I drew the penguin outline by printing off a penguin on a piece of paper then cutting it out, and tracing it. The rest was free hand. 

 These two numbers are significant to me and Chad. 

 The "16" for the date me and Chad started dating way back when, October 16, 2009.

 The "4" for the day we got married, June 4, 2011.

the girl penguin. up close. 

 the guy penguin up close.

 penguin lover

ttyl-ut-cheap n comfortable

Sunday, July 15, 2012

watch what you do... you're being watched

today in Sunday school we talked about how when God asks you to take on a certain role how great it is to have a support team behind you cheering you on as well as along with God. It got me thinking about all the things Chad has supported me through life, especially by just telling me to listen to my heart when I did not know what to do. Sometimes just sitting there and being patience is all you need to do. 

Many of the times, I have gotten my answers from God about what I should be doing from speakers at church, praying, or reading the word. 

When I figured out what God wanted me to do with my life, it was in all these forms. 

Especially in church. It kept hitting me little and little until Sunday rolled around and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Like God saying here's a sign, here's a sign... HERE'S A SIGN!

and I just want to thank the people of the church, letting God speak through them time and time again. I know many of the times we feel like no one is listening or watching. But when you think people aren't, that is when they are. 

Acting nice towards others I think in a way is supporting them as well. Saying I believe in you and want to make your day better so you'll do better says a lot.


just rambling

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Marvel > Mike

Today's agenda included seeing the new Spiderman movie along with a walk into PetSmart and Hastings. I do not like to see movies on the big screen much, because I find them wayy too costly just to see a movie. I love movies, but not enough to pay $10 for just me. I love the drive in more. (my dream is to own one when I retire) 

but anyways, 

Spiderman was awesome! I love Marvel movies. Every single one of them! I also love my husband for being a total nerd and being into them more than I am. When I was younger I wanted to go see movies like these all the time, but no I always got dragged to go to chick flicks with friends. Don't get me wrong I love chick flicks from time to time... but nowadays not so much. 

Now that I have seen what I have been missing when it comes to action movies! and I think Hollywood has caught on that men are dragged to chick flicks, because you see way too many boob shots! I'm getting sick of it! 

No wonder we are wired the way we are, women and men. Watch a genre that was created for men (especially those movies that are just stupid, funny) than watch one for women (mushy gushy), total opposite.

I just hope people do not get hung up on movies, because marriage is not like the movies. Its different. Its better. 

 in love with my marvelous man 

ttyl-ut- stuntman 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

home is small, but its ours!

my first ever DIY post! I love thinking that one day this blog will feature DIY posts more when me and my husband get our home! I love making crafts and decorating as well as reading and dreaming about doing these things. 

Currently, we live on campus, in a campus apartment, its small and old but I love it. Its cheap, and on campus so we do not have to drive to school or work because we live on campus and work on campus as well. I love the community feel campus has and being able to enjoy friends over in seconds! And yes I still have sleepovers! 

At first, we put posters on the walls for decorations because bricks are not necessarily nail friendly, but my friend introduced me to command strips a few months ago and I finally tried them... so far everything has stayed up since day one (fingers crossed). (now I'll let you know how they come down when I take them down) 

But anyways... I was inspired HowDoesShe to do this project! 

This project cost only 8 bucks and chances are a lot less if you have some of this stuff in your house. I bought picture frames from Wal-mart along with stickers. I already had construction paper and instead of scrapbook letters I wrote my husband's and he wrote mine. 

Seemed more sentimental to me than. Even if he can't draw the greatest, (he thinks, not me) I still love it!

These are my boards, and both are dry erase. My husband can write me little notes in both, as well as I can write myself little to-do lists (like I did). I love farm life so that is why I chose the stickers. 

As for my husband's I wrote fancier because I love doodling! and he loves to hunt! 


Young Love 

ttyl-ut-home sweet home 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Help! I've Fallen and I can't get up!!

that's exactly what I said yesterday when I fell all because of my stupid flip flops and my clumsy self. Now I think I have a sprained ankle, and this is my first, hopefully my last. We went to the doctor and got x-rays and crutches, turns out I'm not good with those either. I about hurt myself again, because I do not trust the crutches. 

Thanks to my school having a disabilities office, I now have a wheelchair! Thank God and Chad. 

Chad, has been great all and all through this, gotten frustrated at times because I could not use the crutches, but he meant well. 

I thank God he led me to such a great guy, he's been such a good helper last night and today, even picking me up to go over little bumps I cannot do on my own. 

ttyl-ut-no more flip flops

Thursday, May 17, 2012

vaca at its best

i am only going to post when i have truly something good to say... i dont want to bore you with my boring life all the time. 


last wk me and chad went to burg! yes, gatlinburg! we had a nice time just relaxing... we went to ripley's aquarium to do a penguin encounter, it was pretty cool. we had a cabin with a pool table and hot tub, even though we only used them once. 

we had a nice time all in all, we didn't once get mad at each other, but we did get upset with the vacation a time or two. 

1) do not try to go fishing there unless you have the proper license, we bought the wrong one... needless to say, we did not catch one thing. 

2) do not eat at Dick's Last Resort - I wanted to because I had heard it was fun, but it wasn't. and it was expensive! should have just stuck to what we known! Because I am still upset we didn't get to eat at Fuddruckers! 

Lesson learned: if it works, don't fix it! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

home is wherever i am with you

this is the picture that filled the empty space on our bookshelf frame that was empty from christmas!
I love the saying because it is so true for me and chad! he first said that it would probably be harder for me to get a job with my major so whenever I found a job, wherever that may be that's where we would go, and he would find a job there. 

Most guys won't do that. Most do not even want to move even a little bit. 

Now my major is changed though, but I do not know if it will be harder or easier for either of us to find a job or not or where that might be, but to know he is willing to do whatever is an awesome feeling. 

He also is at times more patient than I am. Monday, I about broke my camera. Stupid me, put the battery in the wrong way. I started panicking because I could not get it come back out. 

I woke chad up from his nap, and told him. he said go get the phillips screws and I'll take it apart and see if I can't get it out. He did. it took awhile. but he did it. all he said was aren't you glad I like to tinker with things. 

No fussing at me. I didn't think he would anyways but I thought he would get frustrated like I did with the camera. But he didn't 

ttyl-ut-i have a keeper

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

it seems as if everything is working against me

Hello everyone, this quote hits hard today and hits home a ton. Today, has not been a good day, it all started at 8am and I had to get blood work done today, because of abdomen pain we are not sure of the cause yet, so the dr wanted me to get blood work done to see the next step. 

I was okay with that until we stopped right in the middle because she thought I looked a little pale, it all went downhill from there. I had to lie down, and was sweating like a pig and felt like I was going to be sick. In the end, it took three pokes, two in my arms and one on my head to get three tubes. 

I later heard they only needed two tubes and that would have only meant one poke. Nice. 

After classes, and xrays I decided I would study for the test I have tonight. Took a break to check out Financial Aid things, because if you do not know this, it is changing to where you can only get grants 12 terms. 

Most people say that's plenty. 6 years. Yeah it is. But, stupid me, went to a private school the first time for a couple of years and none of my credits transferred to my current college. The Financial Aid does not know how many times I have received it and told me to call FAFSA. They don't know either. 

She even said wow. You should be done by now. Why is it the people that are suppose to have human service jobs, the ones that think everyone deserves a chance to have a better life than what they have... are usually not those kind of people. I think there should be a personality test for every career and see if you really are cut out for it. 

Because I am trying my hardest to get done and help others and I have been through so many battles I think that is why I want to help others so much, shouldn't I have a way to give back?

I am not asking for money, I understand. I just want clarity, I want to know when I will need to look for other resources. 


Sunday, March 25, 2012

beach roadtrip

i am trying my hardest to plan a trip to charleston in may! i cant wait! i need a vacation especially if it is just me and chad, i think it is what we need. we truly have not gone anywhere for almost 2 yrs and that was with our families. 

as far as life goes, everything else is good, just waiting on spring classes to be over and summer ones to start, and apply to the program then!

i think the hardest part about being married is having no time to do things like vacations and that is not the marriages fault. its schools. i know they give us time to do things like that but its never enough and we never have money! ugh 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Livin' on love

im am so surprise i have gotten six views that is a pretty big deal to me. i think the pictures help me connect better to my viewers by showing things i like, this pic reminds me of high school days when i use to wear bows in my hair like 24/7, i have thought bout doing it again but i just feel im too old.

maybe one day.

as days go on, i see how lucky i am to have chad in my life, he is there in no one else is and there to talk to when i need someone the most. i think the marriage part is the easy part of my life, but everything else that comes with it is not at all. especially the money part. it just seems we never have enough!

ttyl-ut-i wanna live on love

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Post 1

I do not know exactly who will be reading these and how much fun these will be to read, but I hope they get better with both more readers and more interesting posts! I use to blog on xanga as well as myspace when they were popular and I feel as if I should start again because sometimes my life is very interesting at times. 

 I think I began thinking life was important when I came to college, my life finally had meaning then. My first major was Business and Marketing Teaching, but Economics was kicking my butt and I seem to want to know more about the kids I knew I would be teaching, I wanted to be able to connect with them on a more personal level. Education is a great field to go into I believe, and I fully respect those who do. (my husband is actually going school to be a middle school math teacher) I changed my major a few months ago, because I knew that yes education is a great gift to give kids but they cannot use it to its fullest if their life is crashing down, so I changed it to social work. 

Oh, the many things I have heard about my new major. Both good and bad. But I am use to these phrases because I have already heard a few when I tell people I am already married at the age of 20. 

ttyl-until then- Worrying won't stop the bad stuff from happening, it just keeps you from enjoying the good.