Bored and busy…

I hate to waste your time reading this when I have nothing to say.  But I feel like if I don’t make an attempt at blogging on a regular basis, then I’ll lose the few readers I have!

Life just goes on as usual around here.  We worry about money, we try to pay off debt, we make irresponsible purchases, we run/swim/bike, and I make excuses not to run/swim/bike.  🙂  I really don’t enjoy exercise.  I do it because I want to eat the things I want to eat and not worry about gaining weight…but I always have an excuse ready in case I can sway Noah into not exercising too 🙂

School is good.  Now that I’ve made my decision not to continue in the unit, I find myself questioning my decision.  I like the people I work with and I like the kids.  Who knows what the future will bring.  I’m trying to “go with the flow” but it’s hard because I’m definitely a control freak.  Add the mess going on in Wisconsin and here in Ohio with benefits, unions, salaries, retirement, merit pay, etc and I begin to wonder if I even want to continue living and working in Ohio.  If Senate Bill 5 passes, I’ll have to leave.  I won’t be able to afford to stay.  That makes me both sad and excited all at the same time.  I don’t want to leave family and friends, but I know that unless something like this happens, Noah and I would never make the choice to leave Ohio on our own.  It could be fun and exciting!  And scary and awful.  But time will tell.  Again with me and the no patience.

Noah and I had a pretty bad incident a couple weeks ago that had me questioning us and our life together.  But we’ve worked through it and we’re in a pretty good spot right now.  He’s still having trouble with the weather bringing on some depression, but he’s trying to manage it and I appreciate it.  I know that marriage won’t always be easy, but if we’re both in it together and both trying hard I’m confidant we’ll make it through still in love.

So I guess life carries on around here, business as usual.  I can’t wait for spring, warm weather, sunshine, and open windows!  Anyone else feeling the winter doldrums?



makes the heart grow fonder right?

I could complain about a lot of things going on in Ohio right now…but I don’t want to.

I will leave you with this:


Our new 2011 Subaru Outback!  It might have been irresponsible, but we can afford it and it will fit our future lifestyle to a T.  We’re super excited about it!  If you look close you can see Noah giving the double thumbs up.  I will take a better picture when it’s nicer out, but I couldn’t resist taking one tonight.  No one else has ever driven this car.  Like ever.  We drove it off the lot with 5 miles on it.  5!!!  It’s our first new car ever and our first purchase that Noah just went for.  No debating, no sleeping on it, just went for it.  We did lots of test driving  and this definitely won.  It’s got tan interior, heated seats, heated mirrors and heated windshield wipers!  We traded in my ’06 Subaru Legacy today.  I said goodbye to my favorite car so far and said Hello to my new favorite car!

You may all ooh and ahh now 🙂

Ten on Tuesday

It’s been awhile…


1. What’s your favorite kind of donut?

Um….Chocolate dip from Tim Hortons.  Yum!

2. Do you use the snooze button?

I definitely do.  I shouldn’t.  But I do.  I hit it once for Noah then reset the alarm for me and hit at least once for me.

3. Do you write in cursive, print, or a combination of the two?

Mostly cursive with a little print.

4. Tell us a joke.

First of all, Erin if you’re reading?  LOVED your joke!  Now my turn.  How do you wake up Lady Gaga?  Poke Her Face.  Say it out loud…you’ll get it.

5. How many languages do you speak?

Um English 🙂  And a little sign language and a little Spanish.

6. Why did you start blogging?

Self expression, boredom, community

7. Do you use bar soap or liquid body wash?

Liquid body wash…I like Avon vanilla peppermint but I also like C.O. Bigelow peppermint.  Very refreshing!

8. Do you buy bottled water?

Vary rarely and only if I’m driving.  I hate to spend money on water!

9. What did you think of the Super Bowl Half Time Show?

Didn’t watch it.

10. How do you feel about Steve Carell leaving The Office?

I don’t think they should try it.  Just end it before it gets awful.