Thursday, June 21, 2007

Death of the pink room and other life events

The pink room is no more. This is a sad day indeed. Technically, I suppose it still is the pink room, as the walls remain hot pink, but it is now completely void of furniture, and will never return to its former glory. Perhaps i should explain. Tomorrow we are having all of the carpet in our house cleaned. (Hooray!) In order to allow for the most thorough of cleanings, we moved all of the furniture from the room into the kitchen. However, after the carpet is done, we will not be moving any furniture back into the pink room. We had a couple of contractors out today to look at things and make some estimates about turning that room into another bedroom. If all goes according to plan, by the end of the summer the pink room will be inhabited by one of our yet-to-be-discovered new roommates. I suppose this is a good decision that will ultimate make the house more marketable and desireable, but I will always mourn the loss of the pink room.

In other news, I am proud to admit that I stayed in my pajamas all day today!! I wasn't entirely lazy, as you may have gathered from the previous paragraph, but staying in my pj's definitely made me feel that way.

In case anyone was wondering, the concert last weekend was fantastic! As it turns out, Sara Evans wasn't there, we only got to see the very end of Taylor Swift's (very short) show, and we got rained on for a good hour or more, but all in all I'd have to say my first concert experience was a definite success. By the time Kenny Chesney took the stage, the rain had stopped and the stadium was packed. Everyone was on their feet the entire time, and there was much screaming and clapping and singing along to some fabulous music. I think I might be hooked. :) And of course I had the best date ever, which made the whole experience even better. I love him!!
Last night Julie and I went to see the movie Waitress. I had never heard of this movie before, but I definitely enjoyed it. Gotta love indie comedies that feature Andy Griffith!! There were a few aspects of the story line that could have been better, but the dialogue and the acting were absolutely hilarious. The whole experience was made even better by the fact that Julie and I were the only 2 people in the theater, so we were free to laugh and giggle as loudly and frequently as we pleased without fear of nasty stares. I only feel badly for the poor movie theater employee who was forced to keep the place open just for us. Maybe he was at least entertained by our peals of squeaky laughter.

Monday, June 11, 2007


As promised/demanded, here are pictures of my new room.

And, for Kendra, a picture of me and Charles.

And a picture of Emmy, because she is just so darn cute!

So apparently I am not so good at the updating of this thing, so to the two of you who actually read this thing or care, I apologize.

Life has calmed down to the point where I am not about to pull all my hair out anymore, so that's a good thing. Charles came and spent a week with me, which was definitely fantastic. Between the two of us and my mom, we finally got my room all put together, so I don't feel homeless anymore. And, my room looks pretty darn fabulous if I do say so myself! Phyllis, you would not even recognize your old room. Perhaps I will post some pictures sometime.

I was supposed to go to work today, but I got called off because there are only 4 patients on our floor right now. It's good that there aren't a lot of sick kids in Abilene right now, and I'm usually all about an extra day off, but I'm actually a bit bored right now. I had the whole weekend off with no plans, so I got a lot done this weekend. I mowed the yard, finished hanging everything on my walls, and washed and vacuumed my car. Yay for me for getting things done. So now what can I get done today? I guess I should do some laundry so I will have clothes to pack for when I go to Arlington this weekend.

I am so excited about this coming weekend. There are a number of reasons why:

1. I get to see my amazing boyfriend who I will not have seen in 9 days.
2. On Saturday morning Charles will take his test to get certified to teach, which means he won't have to stress about it anymore.
3. Saturday night we are going to see Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, and Sara Evans in concert!! My first real concert experience!
4. I get to see my familia.
5. A change of scenery is always nice. :)

Ok. I guess now would be the time for me to get up and actually get some stuff accomplished. Good luck to me!!