Saturday, April 30, 2011

I hate laundromats....

It's so hard to be patient and wait for us to find out where we are going to truly settle down... It seems so far away that we will both have steady full-time jobs with benefits and an actual house to live in!

It's the everyday little things that I'm getting impatient with... like laundry. Obviously, if we could afford a larger apartment we would definitely go for one with all of the following: first-story entrance, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, two or three bedrooms, full size (or even half size!) kitchen, and a nice patio or deck area. Dream on, right?

Today Dan and I visited the dear old laundromat. We really did have a good time together, joking around and flirting while we loaded the machines up and sat together at the tiny table sipping frozen lattes and doing homework. However, it has always grossed me out to think that my clothes and towels and sheets are being washed.... in the same machines that gross, stinky, careless people wash theirs in. I shudder when I think about it. Literally... I just shuddered.

We took our clothes out of the dryers today and immediately I began to see oily spots on the load of reds that I was folding. Needless to say, I was enraged and stormed over to the machines to inspect them! After I couldn't find anything noticeably wrong with the machines, I just sighed and continued my folding. And now I find myself dreaming about the future again... a future in which I have my own house and my own machines. This is what I've picked out, feel free to buy them for us. :o) You can buy the house for us too if you want. Thanks.

LG DLEX5101 W 27 7.3 c.u. Ft. Electric Steam Dryer - White

LG WT5101 HW 27 5.2 c.u. Ft. Top Load Washer - White

Both found at my beloved, where my entire house's wishlist resides...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Checking in...

So it has been almost a week since my last post... for good reason! This week has been incredibly busy - my solo week of student teaching, graduation fast approaching, and apartment in a shambles - my time is more devoted to these things than my blog. (o:

Sad thing: our brand new camera is broken. Dan and I wanted to take a nice Easter picture together and it fell onto the hard floor. The lens won't go back in now - anyone know how to fix a camera??? We are very sad!

On a good note - I am officially done with school in fewer than 10 days! And it is confirmed that I will be getting my foot in the door for substitute teaching at the school I am student teaching at. My teacher asked if I could cover for her for three days in May and I was approved for it like that! So encouraging!

My BEST FRIEND is getting married in less than a month! I can't wait - I hope everything goes perfectly for her and her new hubby on their big day. I can't wait to go home to see her and my family!

Well, more to come later... It's been a long and busy week so I am pretty tired!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

"So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Jesus saw where he was laid. When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. 

Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, 'Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?' But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 'Don't be alarmed,' he said, 'You are looking for Jesus the Nazerene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.''"

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday

"It was the third hour when they crucified him. The written notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS. They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left. 

Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, 'So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, come down from the cross and save yourself!.' In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. 'He saved others,' they said, 'but he can't save himself! Let this Christ, this King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.' 

Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, 'Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?' - which means, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' When some of those standing near heard this, they said, 'Listen, he's calling Elijah.' One man ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. 'Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to take him down,' he said. 

With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in from of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, 'Surely this man was the Son of God!'"

Monday, April 18, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things...

I love the idea of mismatched solids with prints for my future dinnerware... Thoughts on mixing the yellow solid with the print next to it? Thank you, Pier 1 Imports, for the inspiration. :-)

Hopefully my kitchen colors will be someday be something like the following:

Sage/olive green painted walls with white cabinetry (some with glass fronts). Red and yellow accents, dinnerware, and appliances.

Obviously, this is just me dreaming for now... but who knows? Perhaps it will become reality someday?


Any ideas why this happens exactly when I don't want it to? Probably once every other month, I go to bed feeling a little more tired and dizzy than normal only to wake up half way through the night and get sick. Sometimes twice in one night. Hmmph. Nothing crazy weird, but getting really annoying since it basically ruins the next day for me.

For example, I have this week off of school and had it all planned out to get lots of things done. Today I was supposed to clean the apartment completely and do all of the laundry. Right now, I don't even feel like eating breakfast, so that stuff isn't going to be accomplished. I guess I can just do some of it and enjoy a day of no worries.

I will say I had a productive day yesterday - recycled a giant stack of papers from my desk and successfully got the kitchen and livingroom cleaned up. A few successful recipes that I've tried so far:

Deep Fried Eggplant - Dan gave it a 5 out of 5 :-)

Tilapia Parmesan - Didn't get a rating from Dan but I thought it was fabulous!

Well, Dan has brought me bananas and ginger ale so off I go! Possible I may return later as today will be somewhat boring. (o: