November Sum Up

wow, seriously – it’s December already?!

Got my own office at work

Marine Corps Ball

Danny’s new job and daytime hours (for now)

Thanksgiving with the family

Testing out new crafts

Finally beating Danny at fantasy football

Finding out Annabel loves the snow – I was so worried she wouldn’t

Decorating the house (inside and out) for Christmas

Having a four day weekend for Thanksgiving

Trying on wedding dress for the first time


catching up

This twelve day stretch is killing me.
I have begun to loose track of what day it is.
I haven’t worked this many days in a row in a very, very long time.
And I’m sure that twelve days is nothing to some people.
Work is crazy overwhelming – hectic – stressful etc.
So many things are up in the air at the moment and I have no idea what is going on some of the time.

I am so looking forward to this weekend.
Danny and I have some plans and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family.
Not to mention I am so ready to sleep in. Anything past 4:30 am would be great!

I would love to catch up on my crafts and reading as well!

around here

This weekend went by way too fast. I didn’t even really get a weekend. I ended up working both Saturday and Sunday for basically nothing. It’s a lot of overtime which is great but I really missed getting to hang out with Danny and do things that needed done around the house.

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I love these two!


His and hers entertainment.


I got Danny some crazy straws because “everything tastes better with a crazy straw”.



And now here I am back to work on Monday at 7am – in the middle of my twelve day stretch!

From a lot of distance to a little distance

Danny came home from deployment in July and I am so happy that he made it home safe and sound. The deployment was hard but we made it through and adjusted to the distance and made it work. I try to look back and remember the seven months of worry and long distance relationship that we went through because now I catch myself complaining about not spending enough time with him now – and we live together.

Danny works nights and I work days; so we are on completely opposite schedules. By the time he is home from work I’ve already been at work for an hour or so and when I get home he’s still sleeping. So unless he forgoes sleep we don’t spend any time together on the days we both work-maybe thirty minutes.

We try to make sure that we have time together when we don’t work and that we plan some fun things to do. When I start getting frustrated about how little time we have together and our schedules I just remind myself that he could be overseas instead.

So this is my little rant for the day – I’m writing it as I’m doing work around the house and Danny is sleeping because he works again tonight.
All in all I think we’re handling it well though, no frustration is taken out on each other and no blame is made.

I’m still so glad to have him home and to live together and get married.

Half Way There

I don’t really know half way to where … I don’t even know where I’ve been or where my time is going.

But I’ve made it half way through October. Not that I’m rushing time or anything but I want out of this funk. 

Recently work has been a complete drag.

I think it’s partially because there hasn’t been a lot of work to do. I’ve been ahead for about two weeks now. I’m not rushing through anything but sometimes tasks are so simple they take half a day and I’m stuck twiddling my thumbs.
Since there isn’t enough work to keep me busy for all eight hours I have been getting so sick of the same old routine. Trying to look busy – trying to find something to do. Don’t get me wrong, sitting around doing nothing and getting paid for it is awesome – but it definitely gets old. Even as I type this I’m at work!

After work my routine is the same as well but that’s okay because I enjoy it and it keeps me busy and entertained.
I drive the thirty minutes home and I’m always greeted by sweet Annabel. Danny is working nights so he’s home when I get there – sleeping. His third shift sucks! But we always get to have dinner together and hang out before he leaves for the night.

Annabel is crazy hyper when Danny isn’t there at night – I don’t know what it is. She’ll sleep with me for a couple hours then it’s play time but when Danny is home she sleeps through the night with us. So lately I’ve been having to put her in her crate in the middle of the night. I feel bad but I sure do sleep a lot better and it’s not so hard to get up in the morning.

I hope to get back to more crafts soon – and hopefully some fall photography sessions. And I’ll be starting a new blanket ASAP – hopefully tonight!

It’s October 3rd …




and Friday eve

I’m currently working hard at work with our new computer system coming in-which is a bit of a nightmare.
Danny and I have been spending a lot of time together since he’s been off this week and the beast (Annabel) is loving it.
I am so ready for the weekend though. I need a break and I would love to get back to crafting! (I have a blanket deadline)

We have a wedding this weekend and Danny is the best man – I’m looking forward to all the fun and all the picture opportunities.

slowly but surely …

… time is moving.

Exactly three weeks from today Danny will be home! (only for the weekend but that’s good enough for me!)
It seems like such a long time though! Trying to stay busy is way more difficult than I’d thought it would be!

My uncle took me to the movies the other day, which was nice of him. I’m pretty sure it’s because my mom told him I had been pretty sad lately.

And tonight will be full of work. And it’s nice how much you don’t dread work when you know the manager you dislike wont’t be there. He got transferred! I was so ridiculously happy when I found that out.

I just hope these next three weeks go by quickly. I might lose my mind if it keeps dragging like this.

But I did start the couch to 5k program on Monday. And it only required me to run Monday, Wednesday and Today this week.
But I already noticed a slight difference today! So as long as I keep with it I should be able to run a 5k (3.1) miles in 10 weeks. Which seems like a really long time to achieve that but I like sticking to an organized plan. And hopefully I’ll be starting yoga soon. Just on my own though, so I just need to find some videos/websites or whatever I like to get me going.