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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Our costumes

I ended up going to the party as an angel. It was pretty generic. My 2 friends were really cute though. One went as a witch and the other as Minnie Mouse. Minnie Mouse went out and bought white shoes and spray-painted them yellow. She also sewed felt circles on her dress to look like Minnie. It was very cute!

Sorry about the whited out faces! I wanted to protect the identity of the innocent! haha.

Don't you love Halloween?

Friday, October 28, 2005

What are you going to be for Halloween?

I have 2 parties to go to this weekend, and I have no costume! What should I be? In years past I've been a french maid, a Greek goddess, and a swimmer (lacking creativity.) What are you going to be this year? Do you have any suggestions for me?

Friday, October 21, 2005

Headed to San Fran for the weekend

My husband and I are heading to San Francisco for the weekend. We decided against Cabo. We're excited because neither of us has been to San Fran before. We are going to look like total tourists with our map and camera, but who cares?
Any last minute must-see's?

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Life is full of distractions

My blogging has taken a backseat to my other intrests lately.
I had forgotten how different it is to live with someone. I haven't been able to get on my computer in the last couple of days because my husband always seems to be on it. I know there is a lot to catch up on after being away for 7 months; I'm sure I'd be an internet junkie too.
My house looks like a tornado hit it--clothes, drinks, stuff everywhere! I can hardly remember the clean oasis that I had a mere week ago.
My fridge that was so stocked when he came home is now barren of all edible food and beverage. It's amazing how long I used to go in between grocery visits. No longer!
It's been a week since my husband came home. Despite all the inconveniences of living with someone, I would choose this life over my solitary one any day because of all the benifits.
Some of these benefits include:
  • having someone to cuddle with in bed
  • having someone to talk to over dinner
  • being able to discuss Gilmore Girls without making a phone call to a friend
  • having an excuse to order pizza or eat junk food
  • waking up in the middle of the night from a bad dream and rolling over to see him and feeling safe
  • having someone who actually knows how to hang up a hammock
  • having someone to share said hammock
  • being able to talk about my day at school to someone who always backs me up
  • getting a hug every morning and night and a few times in between
  • hiking with a person instead of just a dog
  • being able to go out to dinner or a baseball game
  • feeling content to just hang out because you are hanging out together

Thursday, October 06, 2005

He's finally home!

My husband came home this morning from a 7 month deployment. Oh, what a glorious day! I told him that today has been one of the happiest days of my life. I have laughed all day long as he told me funny stories from his time over there. I've enjoyed every minute I've been able to hold his hand or look into his eyes. I've been sneaking hugs and kisses all day! It's great! We had a romantic dinner at Georges at the Cove in La Jolla to top off our perfect day together. We watched the sunset and toasted our life together. It felt like a second wedding day. I'm on a total high! He just gave in to exhaustion and fell asleep. I'm so happy!!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Skinny Perfect Girls

These are the skinny perfect girls and this is the host and me

Do you ever go to a party, walk in the door, and think, "uhoh, I'm not going to fit in here"?

That happened to me last night. I went to a costume party--cowboys and indians. I knew I would only know a couple of people there, but I figured, hey, I'm social, no problem! What I didn't account for was the fact that I would be in the company of the most unbelievably perfect bodies this side of the silver screen. I lost all self-esteem the moment I saw them--the skinny perfect girls.

I had put thought into my outfit. I braided my hair like an Indian, wore tourquoise and beads. I thought I looked pretty cute. That is until I saw the skinny girls who had made thier own outfits (and they looked like Indians out of the Fredricks of Hollywood catalogue). I kept watching this one girl's stomach all night--transfixed. It didn't move. She sat down; she danced; she leaned over--it stayed taught. That's not normal!

Another thing...I didn't have the right footwear. Every girl at this party had the shoe of the season--boots. You know the boots I'm talking about--boots that are tight and suede with strings tying around the leg, meant to be worn over skinny jeans. Well, these girls were all wearing the boots with miniskirts or daisy dukes, and it was hot. I was wearing flip flops and jeans.

I ended up talking to people I knew and meeting some new people. The host was his usual friendly master-of-ceremonies self, which made everyone comfortable. One of the skinny girls was actually really nice and tried to get everyone at the party involved in the fun.

I learned from this experience that if I get invited to another costume party I need to go all out! Where's my sewing machine? Next time I'll be prepared!

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