March 31, 2012

You came like the winds of March, with love in your eyes.

Do you ever have those months where it's all go-go-go and your super busy with super exciting things and people and places and you just can't wait to share everything but there honestly aren't enough days to write about it all? That was my January and February.

But do you ever have months where you still feel like everything is go-go-go, but in all reality, you're not really doing anything all that exciting except for cultivating a new relationship and occasionally cooking a meal and seeing your family and reading? That was my March.

March, by comparison, was boring.

Don't get me wrong. March was fun, and I'm pretty darn happy with where everything is right now (more on that later this week...) but every time I sat down to blog, I would rack my brain for what I did or something fun to share and I consistently came up with nothing.

April has lots of good things in store, so hopefully I'll get some mojo back, but for now, here's a pretty quick synopsis of the past four weeks:

I finally read The Hunger Games. I liked it, but was honestly a little disappointed/confused/shocked at the ending. But I've been told the 2nd and 3rd are better so I'll reserve judgement till after I read those.

I enjoyed some ridiculously unseasonable gorgeous days. It hit almost 90 a few Michigan... in March. Unfortuntaely, it's back in the 40's and 50's and rainy at the moment, but I'll take it, cause honestly, I wasn't ready for summer in March lol

I did not become a millionaire. Womp womp.

And then there's this guy, who's been taking up quite a bit of my time lately, not that I'm complaining in the least :-)

What have ya'll be up to?
Fill me in, yo!

March 20, 2012

So kiss me, I'm shitfaced I'm soaked, I'm soiled and brown

(Anyone else think of St Patty's every time you hear that song? No? Just me? Ok, then...)

My St. Patty's Day was decidedly uneventful...and that's honestly, the way I prefer it. No green beer or car bombs for this girl-it's just not really my style anymore.

Instead, I went over to my parents house for some traditional Irish fare and brought Jimmy home to "meet the parents". It went well, which was a relief, but really how bad can things be when there's corned beef and cabbage? haha

He originally had to work, but got called off last minute so I had promised to make him a belated St. Patty's dinner on Sunday of delicious reubens. He went to the store to get all the supplies, so imagine my surprise when I came over on Sunday to find not sliced corned beef, but a whole 5-ish lb corned beef roast! (is that even what it's called? lol)

While we were out, I started looking up recipes for easy corned beef and found one with just two ingredients-

Can't get much easier than that!

All I had to do was rub the brown sugar over the meat...

Pour the Guiness over it...
And bake!

It was so super easy, even I couldn't mess it up! haha It turned out really well too-not dry, pretty flavorful. We both really enjoyed it and he was able to take it for lunch this week too-win/win!

Did you do anything fun for St. Patty's Day?
Do you like an traditional Irish food?

March 19, 2012

Just get a clue. Get a PANDA!

My mom has called me "Panda" for as long as I can remember. It even caught on among my friends in high school! I'm so used to it that sometimes, it takes me a second to respond when someone says my actual name haha

So when my Jimmy came over to my parents for dinner on Saturday, and she called me "Panda" he was a little confused lol But then I told him about my slight obsession with all things "panda"and he understood...a little

He must've been pating more attention than I thought though, because the next day he showed up with this...

Isn't it cute!?!?!

And now, it's living in it's new home on my desk...

I love it!

Do you guys have anything fun on your desk?
Ever get any special, random, sweet gifts?

March 18, 2012

Save a horse, ride a cowboy.

I'm lame...blah blah blah...sorry...I'll be better...blah blah blah...

Now that I have the obligitory apology out of the way, I figured I should write an actual post! ha!

Last weekend, the rodeo was in town. No. I'm not kidding. We decided last minute to go check it out and it was definitely a trip!

(sorry for the massive picture-I'm using Jimmy's computer and it won't let me resize it..grr...)

I had never really been to anything like it, and neither had Jimmy so we were both doing quite a bit of people watching. But it was really fun! It was way more intense than I expected it to be-I was getting really nervous when the bull was charging. So scary!

It was definitely fun though-Now, I just have to convince him to come with me to the Downtown Hoedown this summer ;-)

Have any of ya'll been to a rodeo?
What'd you think?

March 14, 2012

I've got a pencil full of lead and some water for my throat.

My friend at work has a knack for finding the best stuff on Pinterest, Etsy, where ever. So I wasn't really surprised when I walked into work and saw this on my desk.

It's an engraved pencil! I about died laughing when I saw it-I just think it's sooooo funny!

What do ya'll think?
Am I just silly or doe other people think its funny too?

March 13, 2012

Throwing hunnids, hunnids, hunnids, hunnids.

Even though I failed miserably at my Oscar Challenge this year, I still wanted to see the Artist, especially after it won Best Picture.

It was still playing at a theater downtown, so my mom, my uncle's girlfriend and I went to see it last week.

Honestly, I was a little nervous about being able to sit through a silent movie. It's only been a recent development (like the past two years) that I've been able to sit through a movie on a regular basis (sad, but true lol) But! I loved it! Jean Dujardin was amazing, as was Bérénice Bejo. I just died over the costumes too-the flapper dress was my absolute favorite!

The next night, my dad and I went to my old high school to watch the last basketball game of the season.
They were ranked in the Top 10 in the state so we wanted to be sure we saw them before the season ended. They played really well-in fact, they were winning by almost 20 at the end of the 3rd quarter! We ended up leaving not long after that, but it was nice to watch them play and spend some time with my dad :-)

But man, it was a trip to be back in my old high school! I can't believe it's been 6 years since I graduated! AH!

Did any of you see The Artist? What'd you think?
Ever make a trip down memory lane (To an old school or otherwise)?

March 7, 2012

Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind

I know everyone was just on pins and needles waiting for the second part of my recap, right? haha

When I found out we were going to Savannah, I was talking with a coworker who had been before and loved the city. She told me all sorts of places to eat and see and then mentioned that Savannah is supposedly super haunted. um...WHAT! I'm a sucker for stuff like that, so I immediately started looking up ghost-related stuff and found a bunch of walking "ghost tours".

I convinced my brother to go with me, but my parents ended up coming to.

My brother and I practicing our "we just saw a ghost" faces lol

It was definitely my favorite part of the trip!

We walked around the historic district and our tour guide told us all sorts of creepy stories and lots of just general history about Savannah as well.After we were all sufficiently creeped out, we grabbed some pizza and went back to the hotel. I'm pretty sure I was asleep by the time my head hit the pillow-I was exhausted! lol

The next day, my brother had some stuff to do for school (ya know, the whole reason we were on the trip lol) so while he and my parents did that I walked around Savannah and explored.

I mostly retraced our steps from the night so I could see everything better and take some pictures. We spent a lot of time at one of the cemeteries the night before, so I went back and walked around. It was so quiet and peaceful-the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning.

When my parents were finished with their part of the school stuff, we met back up and did some shopping. I was pretty hungry, but was able to finally get the thing I had been craving since I knew we were going down south...

Definitely the second best part of the trip haha

Unfortunately, our trip got cut short because there was a massive storm heading through the mountains. Instead of staying the night like we planned, we left early and started our trip home. We made it through the mountains, and passed the storm, before stopping around 2am and the next morning, we finished the trip home.

Admittedly, I've been apprehensive about my brother going all the way down to Georgia for school (Cause I'll miss him!!!!!) but after seeing how cool it is down there, I may be changing my mind- if only so I can go visit him hehe

March 4, 2012

The devil went down to Georgia, he was looking for a soul to steal.

So two weeks later isn't too late to post about my mini vaca is it? No, I didn't think so lol

My brother has been looking at a school down in Savannah, GA and my parents and him were going to go check it out for a few days. My mom mentioned it to me and said if I could get the time off work, I could tag a long. Um...duh!

We left early Thursday morning and drove the entire way there. 16 long, long, long hours. I don't think I've ever been so excited to be done driving.

Friday, we pretty much had the day to do whatever we wanted so we dropped my dad off at a nearby gold course, and went downtown. We walked along the river and then came back into the downtown area and walked around some more. I just couldn't get over how absolutely beautiful the city was!

We picked my dad up and got some lunch and Moon River Brewing Company. YUM! It was delicious especially after an entire day of fast food haha

Then we walked around a little more-I don't think I've ever seen so much Paula Deen in my life!
We eventually headed back to the hotel to change and get ready for our evening-my favorite part of the trip, which I'll post about tomorrow (I know ya'll are just dying with suspense! lol)

March 3, 2012

A photo can say a thousand things

One more week of photos for your viewing pleasure...


2/27-Something You Ate


2/29-Something You're Listening To



3/3-Your Neighborhood

Are you doing a photo-a-day challenge?
I'd love to see!
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