September 27, 2011

apparantly i'm lazy.

haha.  Who would have ever thought that?!  But seriously, once I get home from work these days it's the hardest thing NOT to fall asleep.  I fail  It doesn't really help that John is usually right in the middle of his afternoon "resting time" when I get home.  And yes, "resting time" does mean passed-out-napping.

There are different shifts at work: 6-2, 6:30-2:30, 7-3, 8-4... and the last 8-hour shift is 11:30-7:30.  The super early ones are actually kind of my favorite.  I absolutely HATE waking up that early, but I can't tell you how good it feels to come home and have the whole day to get things done.  Not that I'm all that productive... but still!  When I work later and don't get home until 7:30ish I'm much less likely to make a real dinner or be at all pleasant until bedtime.  Poor John.

Today I got off at 2:30 and it was great!!  I hit up the post office, grabbed myself a soda and some redvines, and went home for a nice long nap with the hubby!!  [Yes, I drink caffeine and then go straight to bed - you gotta problem?!!]  When we woke up I made some macaroni and extra cheese and then John had to go to work.  :(  So I've just been sitting on the couch surfing the internets and eating some delicious egg-free cookie dough.  It's a hard-knock life.

And now that song is stuck in my head.

John has a doctor's appointment next week to fix a grody toe-nail.  I'm kind of bummed that I won't be there, because I really wanted to record it!  Haha.  Maybe he can try to get some good angles for me to watch, but I feel like that could involve some weird stretching...  we'll see.  Maybe I'll post something here for all the world to see!  Or, you know, our posterity.

I've done absolutely zero work on the light fixture I mentioned last time... sorry.  But I did get about 93.6% done with a wreath for our door.  It's pretty ugly, but I'm gonna hang it up and show it to you anyway.  As soon as I find the rest of my hot-glue sticks.

September 14, 2011

work like you don't need the money.

I started my job this week! 

Well, I 'started' last week, but it was all training and following other people and getting passed off on all the different things.

This week I've actually been working, and today I didn't even need my trainer to watch me.  It was a little nerve-wracking this morning, but as soon as I'd screened a couple people without any major problems I was more confident, and the day went by really fast.  I'm still getting used to everything, and I definitely made my fair share of mistakes!  But it's a fun job, and all the people I work with are really nice and helpful.

Anyway, the best part about my job is that I get to wear scrubs  :)  I know that doesn't sound all that great... but believe me - getting dressed at 5 am in the dark is MUCH easier with scrubs.  And I get to wear my hair tied back everyday!  I love braids and pony tails.  It's seriously amazing.  [Remind me of all this once it's been long enough and I start complaining about these exact things!]

The days start a little early - but that just means I get home to my hubby a little earlier, too!  And since he's in school and at the gym and studying for the whole time I'm gone, I don't even feel bad!!  Although there are a couple days coming up where I work until 7 and he goes to work at 8... those nights will probably be a little lonely.

I'm working on a new light-fixture/chandelier kind of thing for our bedroom... and I'm hoping that posting about it will motivate me to finish it and show you!  -all five of you-

Stay tuned!

September 11, 2011

i heart chalkboard paint.

Whoever it was that invented chalkboard paint is a PURE GENIUS!!  A couple weeks ago I finally figured out how I could salvage our coffee table.  [There wasn't anything officially wrong with it - I just really really didn't like it.]

So I was browsing pinterest, and saw three or four different coffee tables with chalkboard tops.  It was p.e.r.f.e.c.t.  And, lucky for me, the craft store here always has a big Labor Day sale - so I could get the pricey chalkboard spray paint for 40% off!!  Pretty awesome.

Anyway, I had to take the whole table apart, paint it, and then put it back together.  Oh, and spray painting in the wind is pretty difficult - just in case you didn't know.  It's a simple Ikea table, so the dismembering wasn't too hard.  And then I realized that [1] we didn't have the instructions for putting it together anymore, and [2] it's missing about twelve screws/nails/pegs.  And I decided that John is NEVER allowed to build any furniture ever again - especially not any future baby furniture!!

Once I finally had it all put together and only a little wobbly, I primed the chalkboard surface and got to doodling!!!  It's a miracle how in two days my most hated piece of furniture became my absolute favorite!  I love leaving John silly little notes and pictures on it when I leave for work in the morning.  Although he doesn't usually notice them until we're both sitting down at the end of the day...

Ok, here's a picture - because I know you're all dying to see it!!

Tomorrow is my second day of training at work.  And I'm pretty sure they're going to let me make someone bleed!!  I'm excited - and maybe a little nervous.

September 7, 2011

i like doing things backwards.

It's not my fault that I have ADD.  It's Big Bird's fault.  Seriously.  How do they expect me to pay attention for more than seven minutes at a time when that's how long every segment ran on Sesame Street??  But I digress...

Things have been happening around here - I promise.  I just choose to wait until they're all over and done with before I post anything.  Which means you lovely people get to read all about our adventures in one felled swoop!  Luckies.

Which means... are you ready for it?!  Badly-lit cell phone PICTURES!!  Haha.  I know you're crazy excited  :)

it took us about a week to clean this up.  we kind of wanted to LIVE on that air mattress.
so now we do a lot of this.  it's definitely not as good.
After a loooong couple weeks of doing nothing we took a little trip to Pocatello!!  Such a great city...  I had to take the GRE on campus there and we decided to stay the night.  And let me tell you - Pokey has the most amazing mini-golf course, ever.  For reals.  I only have one picture... but it wasn't all shark-themes.  There were dinosaurs! and an elephant! and everything was neon and glow-in-the-dark and awesome!!!!  Not to mention we were the only two people there and we got a free game!!
The rest of our Pokey-trip involved sleeping and being attacked by housekeeping and food.

he had a good time, really.  this is just his "sooo hungry" face.

geeerrrrmaaaannnn paaaancaaaaaakess!!  :)
We came home, and then it was Labor Day Weekend!  To celebrate the holiday, we did absolutely nothing!!  It was great  :)  Ok, maybe we did something.

i painted the coffee table.
and ate an entire bag of cracker jacks.  :/
we spent a little time outside, and were ATTACKED by lady bugs.
Next week [or as soon as I load more pictures] I'll show you how aewsome our new chalkboard coffee table is!!  Probably my favorite piece of furniture now...  I want to make everything I see a chalkboard.

Aaannnnnnnnnd...  I started my new job!!  I've survived two whole days of training.  Tomorrow there's a test, and then I start actually learning how to do my job...  Also, I get to wear scrubs!!  There goes all that how-many-different-ways-can-i-wear-these-clothes-before-i-DIE anxiety every morning.  It's going to be awesome.