Wednesday, February 18, 2009

NYC, here we come!

So I've been eerily silent lately. I feel it, I know it. But really what is there to blog about when you are happy, relaxed and having a great time? Isn't this a place to vent? Well, my blood sugars have been frustrating lately (I think I got a bad bottle of insulin or something) and there have been some annoyances to speak of in the last few weeks (most notably my dry cleaner losing 12 of Brad's business shirts. . . do you KNOW how much those suckers cost?? No worries, we found 'em).

But mostly I've been very happy. I guess that's what quitting a job that makes you miserable and spending time with people you love will do to a girl! :-) I've been able to cook dinner almost every weeknight for the last 3 weeks and I love cooking so this is a luxury for me and I've had about a zillion lunches with my girlfriends, ran about a million much-needed-to-do errands and checked about a trillion things off my ever-present to-do list. This is the list that irks me all week, taps on the back of my brain, buzzes in my ear like an annoying mosquito saying "I'm here, I'm here, you have stuff to do, do it, do it, DO IT." Maybe I'm the only one with this sickness, but I doubt it. I know that I have Type A, OCD girlfriends just like me with this masochistic to-do list. It has loads of stuff on it you'd love to do (some of it business stuff, some of it house projects, some oh! I should call that person, or oh! I should run that errand). And then on the weekends when you actually have free time instead of tackling this list, you bask selfishly, gloriously in it and spend it with the husband, the friends, the couch and the boob-tube . . . uh, I mean, the treadmill.

Anyway, the point is life has been pretty nice for the last few weeks. I'm starting a new job in less than 2 weeks and since I have all this free time and Brad has a couple of vacation days left in his bank, we decided to take a long weekend for ourselves. We are going to New York for 4 days. We leave tomorrow and I'm so excited. I'm excited that it's so cold (and I love the cold) and I will get to ice-skate outdoors and maybe even play in the snow/slush. I'm excited to wander the city and go to fun places. I'm excited that I will get the next 4 days to spend a lot of time with my favorite person in the world. And I'm excited that while I'm there I will meet a new friend. Allison from Lemonade Life has been very sweet and given us tips on some fun things-to-do, places-to-eat kinda stuff to check out while we are there. And we're going to grab a bite with her while we are there. It will be nice to meet someone IRL from the DOC community.

So bon voyage, folks! We head out tomorrow morning and touch back down to Orlando Sunday night before dinner. Pray for Brad . . . because I'm a very nervous flyer and I'm not going to be a fun travel companion.

~Layne

PS: In other news, I recently (read:yesterday) chopped all my hair off. I guess all the free time has rendered me a tad bored and I took it out on my hair. I LOVE my new haircut but I'm not going to take pics of it just to . . . well, take pics of my head?? No. But I will be sure to post pics of our trip and you'll see it then!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Six things

I was tagged by Shannon to post six things that make me happy. I don't usually do these but I've never been specifically tagged before either, so I figure why not? Plus, who couldn't use a little positivity nowadays??

Here are the rules: Link to the person who has tagged you. Write down six things that make you happy. Post the rules, tag six others and let them know you did it. Then tell the person when your entry is complete.

Six Things That Make Me Happy, in no particular order. . .
  1. Moe's kids quesadilla (aka the Mini Masterpiece) with chips and queso. ::drool:: Oh! With extra cilantro. Best lunch ever. Had it today. . . very satisfied.
  2. Organization. Neat stacks, piles or rows of anything. When I have nothing to do I look for something to clean, organize or sort. And very few things give me more pleasure that clearing my desk or checking things off my ever-present "to-do" list. Yes, it's a sickness. :-)
  3. My new house. I love the way it looks and feels, the way it's decorated, everything. There still things on my "new-house to-do" list, but even still it seems like the stress just pours out of me when I'm home.
  4. Cuddling on the couch watching the boob-tube with my hubs. Just feels so darn good.
  5. Oh! I like it when the stinky rat cuddles with us too!
  6. The whole month of February off work. So far I'm loving it!
And I'm tagging Karen, Cara, Allison, Kristen, Suzanne, and Jacki. Go!

~Layne