random goings on

9 Apr

Edit: I actually wrote this post on Thursday, but my camera battery went dead, and I wasn’t able to pull the pictures off, and I haven’t been home since then to get them.  I know it’s kind of weird to be posting a recap of the weekend a week late, but I really want to document this time in our life, so weird or not – here it is!

I really can’t believe it’s already Thursday again, and I’m just writing my first blog post this week.  I have to admit, I’m really struggling with this whole “getting into a routine” thing.  We have been SO busy lately, and honestly we just haven’t been at home much at all.  Because my mom and step-dad live so far away from the city, by the time the husband and I do everything we need to do after work, we don’t get home until super late.  This means minimal blog time and little to no cooking.

We have been spending so much money on eating out lately, and while I try to keep it as clean as I can it’s still not the same as knowing exactly what’s in my food.  The jeans are starting to feel a little snug despite training for our half marathon, and I’m going to have to clean it up a little more asap.  I’m not going to lie…it has been hard. You’d think that being five weeks into our new life, I would have found a balance by now, but I think it’s getting worse not better.  I’m just so ready to live in the town we work in, have more time at home and get back on a regular blogging schedule – it cannot happen soon enough!

This past weekend, the husband and I went to the OKC Home Show to try and get some ideas for our house; while we didn’t really get a lot of decor ideas, we did buy a steam mop that I’m really excited about. haha.  I’m such an adult now.

On Sunday we went and tried another new church and then met up with some friends for lunch.  I went to college with Elyse, Ryan and JJ, and it was so so fun to hang out again.  They are one of the many reasons why we are so excited to have moved to the city – looking so forward to reconnecting and having fun date nights!

JJ and her cute baby boy, Grayson.  Seth didn’t quite make it into the picture.

Ryan and Elyse

After lunch we went over to my grandparent’s house to celebrate my grandpa’s birthday.  Even though we live so close now, I still feel like we’ve barely spent any time with my whole family, and it was so nice to just spend time with everyone.  And we got to see our baby of course.

I believe my grandpa is one of the best men who has ever existed.  He has quite the sense of humor, and he never fails to make me laugh…always telling jokes and being clever:)  He has been such a hard worker his entire life; even to this day he loves nothing more than being outside, working hard.  In the summer he always has a bandana around his forehead, coveralls on, with sweat all over him as he fixes and/or makes everything under the sun.  But he also reads books like it’s his job:)  I love my grandpa so much, and I’m so thankful to have him in my life.  He’s one of the most important people in the world to me.  And now he’s helping take care of spoil my baby, and I couldn’t be more thankful.

Pictures of my Grandpa are still stuck on my camera (don’t ask), so I’ll be posting them soon!  I just had to get this post up..it was getting ridiculous.


In other news, our house is coming along nicely!  Things have sped up the last few days; one day we went and it was a concrete slab (which we were hugely excited about), and the next day it looked like an actual house!

We’ve got windows and walls, and I really wanted to just set up camp for the night but decided that it might be best to wait until our roof is not just rafters.

Also, today we went to the design center and were able to pick out most of the details.  We analyzed back-splashes, tile, cabinets, counter-tops, wood floors, paint, brick and tons more.  It was pretty overwhelming, but also so much fun!  Because the husband and I are a little bit picky, we didn’t have nearly enough time to finish, so we’ll be going back next week to wrap it up.  Hopefully I’ll be able to share some pictures of what we’ve picked out!

Tomorrow I have a second interview with the ESL institute that I would prefer to teach at, and I’m hoping I’ll find out more about it in general and more about if/when I’ll be able to start!  Right now everything is so crazy that I don’t know how I’m going to fit in a job, but it’ll work somehow;)  I just hope it all goes well and that they want to hire me sooner rather than later.

So, that’s a really random recap of everything that’s going on right now.  It’s so funny how when my life is crazy I really want it to slow down and I envy people who have a semi normal schedule.  But as soon as my schedule turns normal, I long for excitement an spontaneity.  I guess it’s really all about embracing whatever moment you’re in, and that’s exactly what I’m trying to do.  Trying being the key word here.

I’m thankful to those of you who have been still stopping by this little blog of mine.  I promise the disorganization and lack of focused posts will all pull together soon and things will be back to normal.  Thank you for sticking with me through it all though.  Hope you’ve had a great week!

Do you thrive on routine and normalcy in your schedule or do you love when things are crazy?


8 Responses to “random goings on”

  1. amber@SAHM's musings April 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Umm, I missed you! Is that weird to say since we’re only blends at this point? ha! anyway, sorry things are a little crazy for you but just remember this is only a season. I see you ate at Cafe 7. Hope you enjoyed it. I thrive on routine and plans and details. That’s what keeps me sane although I like surprises and spontaneity just not crazy schedules.

    • candice April 11, 2011 at 8:57 am #

      I missed you too! Not weird at all, and besides – we can officially say we’re “friends” now that we’ve met IRL, right?

      I loved Cafe 7. So much so that Jon and I went back on Friday night…more of a review is soon to come!

      • amber@SAHM'S musings April 12, 2011 at 7:29 am #

        You’re right. I mean, we did hug it out 🙂

      • candice April 12, 2011 at 10:02 am #

        haha…yes we did!

  2. Heather (Where's the Beach) April 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Hey sweetie – miss you! But I know you’re busy busy. Olive is going to be rotten rotten when all this is over with 😉 I love going to home shows and seeing so many great ideas. Hope you’re having a great weekend.

    • candice April 11, 2011 at 8:58 am #

      I know, I’m a little concerned about just how spoiled she will be:) Grandma is definitely a little treat happy with her, ha. Hope you had a great weekend!

  3. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle April 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    I love routines for sure, but its nice to have a little randomness going on as well!

    • candice April 11, 2011 at 8:58 am #

      Agreed – it’s all about balance I guess!

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