Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cutest pumpkin carving idea EVER!

A friend from home just sent me a link on how to carve pumpkins with a drill!! 

How adorable are these?! These are SO much more my style than the typical Jack-O-Lantern. 

Now, I must convince Seth to let me use his drill to do this. I imagine he won't be too thrilled with the idea. We went to the pumpkin patch on Saturday and got 66 lbs worth of pumpkin to carve. I don't really even enjoy carving pumpkins, but I do love roasting the pumpkin seeds. But a pretty little pumpkin that looks like this?! I think I could definitely enjoy it.

P.S. We are definitely Washing-ganders (that's the Michigander version of Washington residents. I don't know how to say it yet). We went to the pumpkin patch on a rainy day and went through a corn maze in the mud! (Thankfully it stopped raining as we started the maze, but the ground was still soaked and caked in mud). See?

I'll post pics once I have Seth convinced it's a good use of the drill. :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gym time

I'm trying to get back in the habit of going to the gym on a regular basis.

All I've got to say is that it's reallllly intimidating working out with a bunch of buff dudes whose muscles are as big as my thighs.

That is all.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This book club is a bust

So, you know how I was all take charge and volunteered to organize a book club for the FRG? Thinking I could make some friends? Not so.

First, I emailed all four girls who signed up and asked if today's date, Oct 18, worked for them. I asked for suggestions on times. One girl gave me a time of 11 AM because she has an infant and an 8 year old. This wasn't really a good time for me because I work during the day, but decided I could take my "lunch hour" to do this. Another girl said today would work, she didn't have a preference on time. Two girls didn't reply period.

So I sent out another email to all four girls again and said we settled on October 18th at 11 at a library. (I know, I know...totally cliche to have a book club at a library, but since I'm still unfamiliar with what's available on post and didn't have a ton of time to get to a cooler location, I decided this was OK for the first meeting). Anyways, one girl wrote back and said she was excited, she'd be there. The girl who suggested 11 AM said that she could not find available childcare at this time. (I really only did this time because it worked for her, and now she couldn't attend. Annoying). Another girl wrote back and apologized for not replying to the first email...she read it and forgot about it (thanks!) and said she could not make it because she works during the day. Still haven't heard back from the 4th girl.

Anyways, today I got up extra early to start working extra early so in case this book club took longer than my "lunch hour," I wouldn't be too far behind. (I picked out a cute, dressier outfit than I've been wearing these days (not jeans and a t-shirt), blow dried and straightened my hair, put on make up and wore a new pair of flats that eventually gave me blisters on the back of my heels). I was excited all morning for this book club and to try to make at least one friend. I got to the library at about 10:50 and sat down at a table in the back, where I said we would meet. I saw some girl also sitting by herself listening to an iPod, and wondered if she was the girl who never responded to either of the emails. (Not going to lie, I Facebook stalked the girls so I could get an idea of who they are. And iPod girl was not familiar to my stalking). So I sat down at a different table. It was 11:15 and I decided I'd ask iPod girl if she was there for a book club. Nope! So I sat back down at my table all alone. I checked my email on my phone to see if anyone cancelled or emailed me by any chance. Nope. I decided to give someone...anyone...the benefit of the doubt who was running extremely late and was going to make a bad impression on me. I stuck around till 11:30. Still no one when I walked out of there at 11:35.

My first experience with a book club and I got stood up! How lame is that?!

Now I'm contemplating if I send out an email and tell them no one showed up and try to reschedule (so I can get stood up again...) or if I tell them no one showed up, but in order to this club going...ever...I decided on a book, here's the title, here's when we're meeting next. And tell them to be there or be lame and if they choose to be lame, they're outta my book club!

On a side note, I went to an FRG meeting the other day and saw a few girls that looked cool and I wanted to talk to them. But there were like 4 or 5 of them and I was way too intimidated to go up to them and introduce myself and be all like, "hey, do you want to be my friend?" Plus, the last two FRG meetings have been held in a movie theater (wtf, a movie theater is NOT a place to have a meeting. People are all scattered around the seats, all sitting alone, kids running up and down the aisle, yelling. It's not an environment where you can really socialize with other spouses). So I walked out of there not talking to a soul and it made me miss my real friends.

Can I have my old friends from Michigan back? Please? I really miss them. Making friends is hard work.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oh hi...I'm on the west coast now :)

Whoa, blogger is ALL different! This is going to take some time to get used to.

So I've been living on the west coast for exactly one month now. Wait, that's a lie. One month and two days. Crazy.

I'm short on time, so this is a lame post.

Since I last posted...

  • I moved to Washington! woooo!!!
  • I finally live with my husband! (what a concept!)
  • We have Patrick with us all day, every day!
  • I work full time from home.
  • Working from home has its pros and cons. I really miss my work friends and I hardly ever leave the house. I really really really really really miss my work friends. 
  • I am pretty desperate for friends, sooooo I volunteered to lead a book club in the FRG. wtf. I'm not really one to lead things, and here I go emailing the FRG leader saying if she didn't have a leader for it already, I would gladly do so! Desperation at it's finest. Now I have to organize a book club and all that stuff. Yes, I googled it and got Oprah's advice. 
  • We went to Seattle last weekend and redeemed a groupon my sister got us as a wedding gift! It was a gondola ride up Mt. Rainier! It was pretty cloudy up at the top of the mountain and rainy, so it wasn't that great of a view. But we decided we'd go back in the spring time when it's nicer weather. We were on a tour bus with a bunch of other people and had a fun time. We got back to Seattle early enough that we were able to check out Pikes Place! I got a beautiful bouquet of dahlia's and can't wait to go back!! 
  • We have sooooo much exploring to do in this area. I can see Mt. Rainier from my home office on a clear day. We ride our bikes a lot and I'm trying to learn how to hop curbs on it. Last time I tried though, I got hurt and I've been scared to try it ever since. (don't get too excited, I didn't completely fall off my bike - as awesome as that would have been - I just pulled an arm muscle and dug my pedal into my calf.  
Now I must go walk Patrick in the drizzly rain and then go crawl into our brand new king size bed (delivered today!) without Seth because he is working late.

I hope to be back reading/posting regularly soon!!!