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Friday, September 30, 2005

It's less than a week away!

He's coming home. He's been gone for so long. I can't remember his smell. I forget what he looks like in the morning. It's all about to come back.
There is so much I can't wait to experience with him. I think if he falls asleep I will just stare at him for hours.
Those of you who are in or have been in long distance relationships know a little of what I'm talking about. You have the longing to touch them, to see them, to be able to feel them next to you at night. Imagine that feeling lasting for 7 months. I'm really excited (understatement).
Here's a pic of the view from one of my favorite restaurants that I might take him to when he gets home. This is the sunset from Pacifica in Del Mar.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

I'm back!

Moving is tough stuff!! Okay, so I had movers, and my mom and aunt came to help, and I had friends helping me with everything, but still--it disrupted my life!
I love my new house--everything is new and clean and nice! My backyard is lush green grass, and my dog can run around like a crazy dog.
I've already found an entrance to the canyon so I take my dog on walks every day.
Today I got the cable guy to come out and hook up my cable high speed, so I'm back in business!
It's funny how much you miss your blogging outlet when you don't have it. Not to mention missing email. When email is your only link to your husband who is thousands of miles away, you get a little freaked!
I'm looking forward to reading up on everyone's blogs. I've missed you guys!
Can I just tell you one exciting tidbit of news?
My husband is coming home in the next 7-14 days!! I'm so excited to see him!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I've been a bad blogger lately

I know, I know. I'm letting my blog audience down! Sorry! I've got a few things going on.

First of all, this weekend, I'm moving! Talk about stress! The thought of moving all my possessions across town is scaring the you-know-what out of me!

Secondly, my husband will be coming home in a few weeks, so that is exciting! It adds to my moving stress because I want the new house to be perfect when he arrives!

This past weekend I got the opportunity to talk to my husband on a video teleconference. SBC and the Chargers did this for 11 military families. It was awesome! I got to see him on a little monitor, and he could see me. I wanted to just jerk him right through the screen into my life! It was the best thing that has happened to us during this deployment. We both just sat there and stared at each other for a few moments before we could speak. It was like, is this really happening?

I got this amazing opportunity through the Chargers. They hosted the videoteleconference. The VTC was on Saturday, and then they gave us tickets to the Chargers/Cowboys game on Sunday. Our seats were great--first row on the 40 yard line. We got to go out on the field at halftime and were introduced. They showed a clip of each of us talking to our husbands on the jumbotron. It was such a nice thing to do to honor the military. I felt so grateful!

Here's a pic I took during the game as I was walking onto the field before halftime. Pretty cool vantage point, right?

Friday, September 09, 2005

Never Have I Ever...

This reminds me of a drinking game we used to play in college called Never Have I Ever...
I stole this idea from Sunshine State of Mind

Have you ever…..??
( ) Smoked a joint
( ) Done cocaine
(X) Been in love ---I am right now!
( ) Had a threesome
( ) Been dumped
( ) Shoplifted
( ) Been fired
(X) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back --for sure in high school.
( ) Been arrested
( ) Made out with a stranger
(X) Gone on a blind date--that's how I met my husband!
(X) Lied to a friend (…white lies mostly)
( ) Had a crush on a teacher
(X) Been to Europe --just London
( ) Seen someone die
(X) Been to Canada --beautiful british columbia!
( ) Been to Mexico --I live a few miles from Mexico, but I've never been over the border
(X) Thrown up in a bar --not my finest college moment!
(X) Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show --not a favorite!
( ) Purposely set a part of yourself on fire
( ) Been snowboarding
(X) Met a celebrity--Jessica Simpson recently and Matthew Perry a few years ago
(X) Met someone from the internet in person--I met Dating Dummy and his ICG
( ) Been moshing at a concert
( ) Gone backstage at a concert
(X) Laid outside in the grass and watched cloud shapes go by--college on the quad
(X) Made a snow angel--we actually had snow when I was a kid
(X) Flown a kite
(X) Cheated while playing a game--I do anything to win at games!
(X) Been lonely--moving to a new place with no friends is hard at first
( ) Fallen asleep at work
(X) Fallen asleep at school --in college I was one of those people who kept jerking awake
(X) Used a fake ID--freshman year of college
( ) Been kicked out of a bar
(X) Felt an earthquake--felt 2 since moving to CA
(X) Touched a snake--I'm a biology major, so yes
( ) Read “War and Peace”
( ) Slept beneath the stars
( ) Been robbed
(X)Won a contest--do door prizes count?
(X) Run a red light--just barely!
( ) Been suspended from school
(X) Had braces--for 5 years!
(X) Felt like an outcast--junior high
(X) Eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night --sadly yes.
(X) Had deja vu
(X) Totaled a car--my geo prism got totalled, but it wasn't my fault!
( ) Stolen a car
(X) Hated the way you look
( ) Witnessed a crime
( ) Been to a strip club
( ) Been to the opposite side of the world
(X) Swam in the ocean--I did a 5K open water swim in Panama City
(X) Felt like dying--when I had the flu
(X) Cried yourself to sleep--it gives you a killer headache when you wake up
(X) Sung karaoke--Islands in the Stream with my sorority sisters
( ) Paid for a meal with only coins
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't --drink before I was 21
(X) Made prank phone calls --before caller ID in college we had some good times
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
( ) Had a bonfire on the beach
(X) Crashed a party
(X) Seen a tornado--Birmingham is basically tornado alley east
(X) Had a wish come true--I found my husband
( ) Gone bungee jumping
( ) Gone parasailing
(X) Screamed in public --on a roller coaster
( ) Told a complete stranger you loved them
( ) Had a one night stand
( ) Kissed a mirror
( ) Had a dream that you married someone
(X) Gotten your fingers stuck together with super glue--sadly yes
(X) Been a cheerleader--does 5th grade count?
(X) Sat on a roof top -- in college we tanned on the roof of our dorm
( ) Talked on the phone for more than 6 hours straight
(X) Stayed up all night--in college we drove to New Orleans and back in one night
( ) Not taken a shower for three days
( ) Made contact with a ghost while playing a Ouija board
(X) Had more than 30 pairs of shoes at a time--I'm sure I have way more than that now
( ) Gone streaking
(X) Been skinny dipping--not really in public
(X) Been pushed into a pool/lake with all your clothes on--I fell in a freezing cold lake on Christmas, does that count?
( ) Had sex in a public or semi-public place
( ) Been kissed by a complete stranger
(X) Broken a bone--my arm when I was 5. I was so bummed that I couldn't swim that summer
(X) Caught a butterfly--I used to have a bug box when I was a kid
( ) Mooned/flashed someone
(X) Had someone moon/flash you--dorky boys
( ) Cheated on a test
(X) Forgotten someone's name--unfortunately I do it all the time with students
(X) Slept naked
(X) Gone white water rafting--on family vacations
(X) Seen the Grand Canyon--just this year on the way out to San Diego

Feel free to send me your responses to this survey!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

I need a little advice

When my husband gets home, we are going to take a little vacay. I'm thinking Cabo. Does anyone have any advice or helpful hints? I want to go somewhere with a swim-up bar, lots of privacy, and a very romantic room. Thanks for your help!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

I'm dreaming of another long weekend

Labor Day weekend was just what the doctor ordered!
Can't we have Monday off every week?
I had so much fun on Labor Day, thanks to my friend who DD aptly named Goofy Gal Pal. GGP has been bugging one of her guy friends, Captain Big Hands, to take her out on his jet skis forever. So, he finally caved and had a cookout/jetski riding/beach bash on Monday. We all converged on Mission Bay at about noon with a gas grill, 2 jetskis, tons of food, even more beer, cool people, and a game called catchphrase.
We cooked out carnitas, hot dogs, sausages, corn on the cob. We sliced watermelon and drank Bacardi Silver. We rode jetskis and got towed on tubes behind them. We even capped off the day by playing a rowdy game of catchphrase with our lawn chairs in a circle on the grass. As the sun went down over mission bay, we packed up the vehicles and headed home.
For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had used a day wisely. I combined many different good things into one afternoon--relaxation, exercise, meeting new people, trying new foods, playing new games, and getting a tan. It was so fun!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Dinner with Dating Dummy and his ICG

I feel so priveledged!
Tonight I went to dinner with Dating Dummy and his ICG! I can report that she is very nice and funny! They seem very into each other; it's so cute! They were constantly touching--holding hands or just standing close. They make a totally cute couple.
We went to Ichiban in Pacific Beach for Sushi. That's a great place for all my San Diegan readers. It's cheap yet tasty sushi! It's on Garnet and the street that starts with an H.
DD and ICG even convinced me to get a milkshake at Mr. Frosty afterwards. It was chocolate peanut butter--yum! I told them that I had a chocolate peanut butter milkshake the night I got engaged. This one was to celebrate my birthday.
It's fun to meet people you've only read about. You always have an idea in your head of what they will be like, but when you meet them in person, there are a lot of differences. I pictured ICG pretty much the way she is. What a cute couple! It should give all the single people out there a little hope!

I have to choose to love

I have turned my TV off. I can't watch it anymore. I don't want to hear how bad it is when there is nothing I can do. I donated money to the Red Cross. I'm in southern California. There is nothing else for me to do.

Even with my TV off, snippets of news get to me. I hear it from a friend who is watching news coverage. I read it on my yahoo home page. I get furious! I am mad at ignorant comments made by Kanye West. I am mad that people are too busy blaming and not busy enough helping. I am mad that police and national guard helicoptors are getting shot.

I choose love. I choose to look at those people with love. I can't be angry--it won't help. "Beloved, let us love one another for love is of God and anyone who loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He who loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love. So beloved, let us love one another." 1 John 4:7-8

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