I am hoping that this feeling does not last long but in the past few months I have learned something about myself… I could never be a stay at home wife. I’ve only been married for just under a month but with the long stretches of medical leave due to surgeries this year I have to admit that being stuck at home has all but bored me to death. Initially it was fun not having to be at work and chilling on the couch all day, but I think that was because I knew I eventually had a job to go back to. Now with the move and having absolutely no sense of certainty when this will end its a different story. There’s only so many hours of Netflix, Hulu, etc that a girl can take… eventually my brain is like “enough already, I need some social interaction”. The same goes for playing video games although at least with some of those I can play online with other people.

The highlight of my week is when my husband is off from work. We can be in two separate rooms doing our own thing but just knowing he’s in the house with me can make such a difference. It beats being at home by my lonesome the majority of the week. I have a feeling if we were both home all the time I’d feel differently, but last I checked we haven’t won the lottery so I won’t be able to test that theory. Continue reading


hurricane_patricia.gif.CROP.original-originalSO this Hurricane Patricia… I’m not a fan.  While I’m happy that she’s weakening she gave me hell over the weekend… and I kind of felt like an idiot for not paying closer attention to the news or weather forecast. I knew about the hurricane but I didn’t know it was so close to home and I also failed to realize that it was going to be raining the entire weekend. When it comes to driving in unfamiliar territory I have three major fears: 1) Driving at night because I don’t have 20/20 vision. 2)  Driving in rain for the exact same reason. & 3) Driving in between two 18-Wheelers on a highway. This weekend ensured that I would get to experience two of them simultaneously (YAY ME!)

I have a feeling if I had known the severity of the weather beforehand I would have just enjoyed my three days off from work + the weekend at home under a blanket. I’m glad I got to attend the Big Android BBQ for another year but not happy about what I dealt with going home… I headed home around 2PM with enough time to get there around 7PM before the sun went down. I had just stopped to get some coffee and gas up before I headed out of the area, my music was jamming and I was in the zone and then all of a sudden 30 minutes or so into my drive I was caught in traffic due to an I-45 shutdown as a result of flooding. Of course my GPS didn’t have an alternate route for me so I was driving around trying to find detours that kept bringing me right back where I stared. The third time around I somehow manage to actually end up being force to take the I-45 exit where the traffic was piled the worst due to the shutdown. So I freaked, and tried to get off through the grass which was the dumbest idea ever…. I drive a Ford Fusion -_- so needless to say I got  stuck and while I was sitting there for all of 2-3 minutes wanting to cry and saying FML I was tempted to just call it a night and sleep in my car right there on the side of the Interstate. Thankfully some guy in cowboy boots came to my rescue in his huge red pickup truck and towed me out, can you say life saver? I love being reminded that random acts of kindness still happen in this world. Continue reading


sad_behind_smile_155I took a really long hiatus from blogging on both of my sites, and I’m still not positive that I will be posting on a regular basis after this but I’m going to try to make an honest effort. I’d like to say that I neglected my sites because I don’t have time but that would be a lie because if I have time for binge watching shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime I can easily write something on here once a week. I think part of it is that I’ve lost my passion for writing… sometimes I doubt that I ever had one. You know how sometimes you’re relatively good at something and you always have been so you just go with it? I think that is basically what I’ve done. Ever since elementary school when they called it Language Arts to middle school and high school where they called it English it was always my favorite and easiest subject. My college composition class was about the same, I’d put off writing a paper til the day of and make something up in two hours and get an “A”, it kinda made me feel bad for the people who had been working on theirs for weeks. Continue reading