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It doesn’t always come easy

I totally have writers block.  I feel like I need to write, but have no idea what to say.

I guess I’ll just treat this like a “Dear Diary” journal. Today is a beautiful day. It’s very warm for March, and the sun is peaking through the clouds. Charlie and I took a walk at lunchtime, and I’m thinking about getting him out for another one. I plan on attending a fitness class at LA Fitness tonight. Jason and I joined the club 1 month ago. I can’t say that I’ve been going regularly, but I have been going. I need to go more. My goal is to go 4x/week. I started off very strong, but then felt sick and skipped a week. 

I’ve started a spiritual journal. Again, I know I should write something, but have no idea what to say. I think that I’m a stronger writer in the mornings, however lack the discipline to get up early and hammer out profound thoughts. I would love to get in the habit of getting up early to do my Bible Study homework and journal. Maybe tomorrow will be the first day I accomplish that.

I have a handful of really great friends that I love dearly. I wish I spent more time with them. That will be one of my priorities this year — spending quality time with dear friends. I’ve already stopped playing Cafe World, and next on the list is Farmville. I also plan on limiting TV and Internet usage in the evenings. I want to have plenty of time to spend building relationships.

Jason is always at the top of my priority list in life…. however I just relaized that maybe I’m not honoring that priority like I should, since he asked me to tend to his laundry today and I just noticed the dryer has been off for over an hour. *Oops*


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Charlie, get outta the closet!

I’m trying to do a better job of keeping up with my blog, so here’s the latest on my activities and interests:

Mondays I go to Indian Creek Christian Church in Franklin Township for a Beth Moore bible study on the book of Daniel.  I absolutely love it. It’s the first bible study I’ve ever done, and I’ve learned so much!!  This one lasts for 12 weeks, and we’re about 1/2 way done.  I want to do another one whenever they do another.  I also work from home on Mondays, so for a while I was doing Pilates with my mom, but it got too expensive for me…

Recently I’ve been working out at the office after work Tuesday thru Friday.  I shouldn’t say “recently” as if it’s a habit.  It’s not.  It happened for the first time last week, and so it’s a very new “activity”.  I am looking for gym memberships so that I can workout AND take classes, and not pay out the wah-zoo. If you have recommendations in the Franklin Township/Southport area, please advise.

So that’s about it.  Jason and I spend much of our time on the couch, watching all the crap we’ve DVR’d.  I watch Girlmore Girls on ABC Family every single day.  I mean it. Every day.  I go nuts without my daily serving of Gilmore Girls.

Charlie is a nutcase, but cute as can be.  No matter what he does, you still think he’s adorable and talk babytalk to him.  For example, today I was trying something new with him and he made a mess on the carpet. He knew he’d done a bad thing, and he cried REAL tears while he was doing it, but couldn’t stop! It was so cute! When he was done, he put himself in timeout in his kennel.  How can you be mad at him?!?  I can’t.  So, he’s rotten and gets his way all the time.  Right now, we’re teaching him “highfive” and we’re going to teach him how to “shake”.  But not your typical “shake’, this is going to be way cooler. Just you wait!

I just had to shoo Charlie outta the closet. He likes to play in small spaces.
OK< I’m going to cuddle with Captain Awesome.  Look for more updates, more often!

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Starting June Off Right

Oh dear!  It’s been quite some time since I’ve blogged!  I’m sorry for being such a slacker.  Life hasn’t really been all that busy… just low-key.  Nothing really to complain about, talk about, brag about, think about.

Work has been busy: I’m authoring a sales certification class, getting approval to implement a learning management system, updating the DT Spoon site, and working on a internal communications program.  It’s hard to keep it all straight sometimes. I’m really struggling with focus and proper time management.  Maybe I need to teach myself a class.. 😉

Home life has been good:  I finally moved all of my stuff into Jason’s house last week. I now have a daunting pile in the garage that I’m slowly but surly working on. Most of it is junk I wanna sell, but stuff isn’t selling on or eBay.  Charlie gets bigger everyday, still. He’s just over 5 months old and has the attitude of a teenager. Most of the time he’s cute; some days he’s downright ornrey. Captain Awesome is pretty much awesome all the time… except when he insists on sleeping on the couch. I need to let it go, but it totally bothers the crap outta me.

We have 75 days to go until the wedding! =)  Just the other day it was 100… so pretty soon it’ll be 50.. then 25… then we’ll be flying out… landing… get the license… takin’ the elevator up to the top of the tower… and saying “I do”!  AAAAAHHHHH!!!! =)  Scary, but super perfect at the same time.

OK — that’s all I got for now. Gotta get some work done.

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OH Boy

First off: Happy birthday, Big Lou!!!  Glad I could share in the celebration with you.

On to other news:  There isn’t any.

Oh wait, yes there is. Nothing major…. just been moving into Jason’s house — going well. I have my room picked up and chores done, so does that mean I get my allowance??? Me think, YES! 😉  Also… started a class on the Book of Daniel at The Creek on Monday nights. I’m super pumped about it. I’m eager to LEARN STUFF, imagine that.

Everyday is an adventure with Sir Charles (aka Charlie the Pup). Charlie had his rabies vaccination on Monday afternoon, and it damn near killed him. I’m not exaggerating. I know, I tend to over exaggerate things, but this is for real. He was NOT moving, hardly breathing, couldn’t even get up to pee. It was sad. Took about 24 hours and he snapped out of it. Now he’s back to crazy and annoying us constantly. Thankfully, he’s perfectly content to wrassle with his toys for hours on end. Today he decided it would be super fun to run away, with me trailing behind yelling “Charlie STOP” all around the neighborhood. The kids out front thought it was hilarious. I,however, did not. I’m pretty sure Charlie was laughing, too, once I caught him. He’s such a jerk.

Newsflash: Jason is in the living room watching basketball……………………. ……      ………………….

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and I’m all by my lonesome in the office twittering, playing Sorority Life (sick, horrible, sad addiction — please don’t laugh) and trying to get Boom Boom Pow out of my head. Earlier I had Right Around stuck in my head, and I guess I traded it in for some Black Eyed Peas.

I haven’t been blogging much lately. I’m not certain why…. I guess I haven’t had much to say. I certainly have had enough time on my hands to do it. A lot of times, I’ll blog when I’m upset about something. I’ve been really super relaxed and mellow lately.  No stress.  =)

Good times.

Sunday is the March for Babies (March of Dimes). We’re super pumped. Our original goal was to raise $300 as a team….. $1,000+ later, we’re kickin seriously BOOOTAAYYYYY.  Rock on Team Jayden!!!! =*  Our sponsors are my heros! Love you!!!!

G’night blogger world. This little girl is off to bed.

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Lookin’ Up

Well my day got a whole lot better yesterday. After work Charlie and I visited Nana, Mom, Julie and Kara (and her evil puppy), and then I met Mandi at Red Lobster for dinner. I love love LOVE Red Lobster. It was so dang good. While there, I also ran into my friend Ashley, who I’m always saying “we need to hang out!!” After dinner we headed to Krazy Street for a few drinks and some loud music. And some pictures. 🙂

Kristin & Mandi at Krazy St.

Kristin & Mandi at Krazy St.

Jason stayed over last night… until Charlie frustrated him @ 6am and he decided to go home to sleep. As soon as Jason left, Charlie passed out and didn’t wake up until I took him outside at 11am. He did some business in the grass right away, and I was so proud of him.  For a hot minute. Once we came back inside and had breakfast, he promptly laid a deuce on my carpet. WTF?! I don’t think he had even finished chewing his last bite yet.

Well today is Valentine’s Day! YAY!! I don’t know where Jason is taking me to dinner, but I’m super excited!!! I can’t wait to start getting ready!!!

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Charlie’s Here!!

I can’t believe it’s Sunday already! This weekend has just flown by. I picked up Charlie on Thursday night, and he’s been an absolute handful since then. We just hung out on Thursday evening, and he was completely enthralled with the basketball game Jason was watching on TV.

Friday we worked in the morning, and spent much of the day potty training and napping. Had a vet visit Friday afternoon, and went to see Gramma and Grandpa Roberts afterwards. We discovered that Aunt Katie isn’t very fond of Charlie Puppy, and the cats were really praying that he wasn’t there to stay. Friday night we went to Jason’s IBC tourney basketball games (won 1, lost 1), and Charlie got to meet some of Jason’s family.

We were up bright and early on Saturday morning for feeding & potty time, and then hung out with Jason again before his IBC tourney game at 1.  Charlie got to come to the game again, and won over the hearts of most gals on the bleachers. Afterwards, Charlie got to go check out Jason’s house, and spent most of the night lounging on the couch watching TV.  Charlie fits in quite well to our lifestyle.

Up again quite early for church this morning. Charlie was a little upset that he wasn’t invited to go with me. In fact, he was still whining and crying when I got home at noon. I stopped at Walmart on my way home to get supplies and a blanket for Charlie. He was super excited about his present, and promptly peed on it. :/  I bought some pet stain/spray that has the stuff in it that makes them not want to pee there again, so we’ll see how well it works. After a rambunctious hour, he’s now passed out on the floor. I’m guessing I have a solid 45 more minutes before he’s read to play again. I’m going to take him outside when he wakes up for his first walk! Can’t wait!!