Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Weekend warriors

Why is it that the only posts I can manage to muster these days are weekend updates? To be fair I always have 3 days weekends, so technically thats already almost 1/2 of the week...

This 4 day weekend thing really messed me up. How is it Wednesday already? Anyways, I'll take it! Saying we had a busy weekend would be an understatement. Thursday night our friends Tina and Tom came down and stayed with us to finalize some wedding details for their wedding that is 2 weeks away.

Tina and I got up bright and early and met Beth in Atascadero for a 6am Spin class Friday morning. Holy. Crap. I had never done Spinning before. I knew Beth hated it, and that it was a really hard work out... but I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. For the rest of the weekend I wished I had a donut to sit on because my butt hurt so bad. After the class we went to Beth's house and had some coffee before Tina had to go to pre-marital counciling. Ahh the fun.

I went back to Beth's a few hours later and we washed our cars together. I NEVER wash my car. The dealer always does it for me for free when I get my oil changed. Beth whipped out all of these amazing car washing products and had all these tips... after an hour and a half of cleaning, my car still had dog hair and dust in it and spots on the outside. Next time I am paying someone. After her car was clean and mine was clean(er), we loaded up her kids and a few of the neighbor kids and headed to Trader Joe's and went grocery shopping. Because we are both domestic and brave like that.

Since one workout wasn't enough, us girls decided to go to a "Groove" class at the gym that evening while Jerad and Tom played Basketball. Beth and Tina did a pretty good job keeping up with the dance moves and I got repeatedly kicked by the not so nice girl beside me. That night Beth and Ty, Tina and Tom, and Jerad and me had a bbq with waaaay too much yummy food just to make sure we weren't getting too healthy.

Saturday Tina and I took an afternoon Cynergy class which is basically a mix of Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi. Then we ran wedding errands and got dresses for the Reception. Jerad spent most of the day working overtime trying to get a project at work done, but he got off in time to hang out with us and Tina's brother. And the pizza. That night Jerad and I took our poor lonely dogs to the beach. At 10 pm. In my clean car. They had so much fun. It was pitch black and we could barely make them out, but they tore around for 45 minutes or so until they were nice and worn out and wet and covered in sand. We drove back home the long way, Santa Rita Rd. We saw about 10 deer. It was maybe the best night of the dog's lives. The next morning it looked like we had cut open a bag of sand in the back seat, and then sheared a few sheep. Jerad was nice enough to re-wash the car (without being asked!)

After T&T went home, Jerad met his bromance Tyson in SLO and they went flying.

I'll eventually post some pics of that, in the meantime Beth wrote about it here. In the evening we went to Atascadero Lake and rented a Paddle Boat.

I think the paddle boat was more of a workout than the spin bike. We had fun trolling around chasing the ducks though and the weather was BEAUTIFUL!

Monday Jerad worked a side job and I stayed home and cleaned, and washed towels, and changed sheets and did all the things you do after having company. After I got bored of that, I decided to paint the kitchen. I had bought paint a week or so ago and it was calling my name. About 15 minutes into the painting I realized I should have waited for Jerad because all the cutting in around the windows, cabinets, counters, and million outlets was a LOT of work... but it was too late. It came out pretty good!

Tuesday Jerad tried out Spinning with me after work and liked it (well, thought it was a hard enough workout) enough that we are going to go again today. Our goal is to start going to the 5:45 classes before work starting next week, we'll see if that happens:)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sleep is for the weak.

I have been more tired (I can't figure out a this moment if that is grammatically correct or not) these past few weeks than I can ever remember being. I have taken numerous afternoon naps, evening naps, after work naps, after dinner naps. I don't know who this sleepy person I've become is.

Its a good thing I've been stocking up though, because I needed it for last night. I went to bed around 11, a little later than normal. Around 11:30 I got woken up by a text message. Thanks. After drifting back off, Bailey woke me back up about 12:45 because she needed to go pee. BAILEY, the dog that will hold it for an entire 3 day camping trip. Around 2, Buddy is in a panic because ohmygoshheneedswaterthissecond. A few hours later its Wyatt.

Our dogs sleep through the night. Hello, that's WHY they're allowed to sleep in the house. Every now and then one of them will need to get up. NEVER all of them.

5:00am I get a phone call, wrong number. Fuc^er.

5:30 Tobee is scratching on the door and meowing because he decided that breakfast needed to be served 45 minutes early.

6:00am, time to take a shower and prepare for the workday. Not the best night's sleep.

Some body's wife made made banana bread at work though, so its going to be okay.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Le wonderful weekend

Despite temperatures in the triple digits, I had a FAB weekend! Friday while Jerad was at work, I put on some Bluegrass and whipped (or attempted) my house into shape. Having my 13 year old sister living with us all week was messier than our 3 dogs. After a little bit of cleaning, I got all dolled up, put on a cute top, earrings, lipstick and some foot ware that didn't consist of Uggs or flip flops. For me, that was huge!

I went downtown and walked through a few Antique and Vintage stores. Heaven. I found an adorable vintage quilt that I was planning on making our new picnic/beach blanket, but when I brought it home later it matched our living room so perfectly it now resides on the back of our couch. After antiquing a bit, I walked over to the theater and got my geek on:

I also got popcorn AND a diet coke. Rare treats. After the movie I picked up Addy from school and we made dinner and worked on crafts. I made some flowered headbands, and she made a necklace. Jerad worked a double shift and didn't get off until after 11pm to fund my frivolousness.

Saturday Jerad was working and Addy had a b-day party so I puttered around the house.

When Jerad got off work, he scooped me up and took me out to dinner. He told me I could choose ANY restaurant I wanted. I chose Chili's. Who am I lately? We NEVER eat out, and I pick something like that. It just came out. Anyways, we printed out all of the menu's nutritional info before hand and had fun trying to come up with a dinners that were under 2500 calories. Soo hard! I had the guiltless cedar plank tilapia (199 calories), seasonal veggies, 60 calories, and kettle black beans. Jerad had the half rack of baby back ribs (something like 400 cals), spicy lime shrimp 130 cals, and seasonal veggies, 60 cals.

We were looking at the dessert menu when I mentioned that really what sounded good was Foster Freeze ice cream. So, we drove all the way to Morro Bay at 8:30 at night for soft serve ice cream. We drove over and parked by Morro Rock and talked and ate our ice cream and had a lovey old time, then drove home. It was a nice surprise for a Saturday night.

We are normally the couple that goes our own ways or divides and conqueres in social situations and people always remark "oh, they're dating?" not the couple that takes moonlight ice cream walks on the beaches. Especially sans our dogs. That was soooo 3 years ago in our relationship. It was a fun change.

SundayI woke up craving In n Out. Random, we go there maybe once every 2 months? I kept mentioning it to Jerad. He went to the Paso Gun Show with a friend then we went and picked up my parents from the airport. I ditched that party in favor of my lsm Beth. My lover Beth who texted me out of the blue asking if I wanted anything from In n Out. Mmmmm. We went to a "designer inspired" purse party where I scored 2 new purses that I am in love with. My sister Melinda met us there and we all decided on some Fro Yo. It was really depressing watching Beth navigate the millions of topping in search of "sugar free" but she managed. When I got home I took a 2 hour nap. Love. Jerad worked on sewing cloth napkins for Tina's wedding and didn't bother to wake me up because he was so happy to have total control of the remote control. He watched some car/nascar/race/something or another *yawn.*

Since we had cheated so much by eating out all weekend, we had Subway for dinner too. But seriously, when its over 90-100 outside, its hard to motivate yourself to turn on the over or stove top right? Somehow even with all that deccadent food, I lost 1.2 pounds. Just over the weekend. I think it was all sweat. Gross.

Movies, shopping, food, purses, girls, FroYo naps. Life is good.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


2 weeks since my last post? How un-me. We have been soo busy, and I don't want to blog about things without sharing the photos. And that would mean uploading them. And that would mean taking time away from the 5-6 hours of sleep I have been getting per night.

In the last couple of week we have gone to a few weddings, visited friends in San Fransisco, Yosemite, gone to Hearst Castle, had my littlest sister staying with us (my parents are in Hawaii), tried new recipes, gotten hair cuts, finished all of our garden beds and have been tending them every day, and are working on sewing 50 napkins for my best friend's wedding. Jerad has also been working a side job and frequently getting home at 2am, and this weekend is working overtime at his regular job so I'll be entertaining my bad self. Until I get some pictures up and some sleep here's a story you probably don't want to hear:


Monday night Jerad came home after work, ate a quick dinner, and went to work at the side job that's been making him fall asleep during the day keeping him busy nights. Since my parents are in Hawaii, Addy stayed last week with my sister Melinda, and this week with us. While she was working on her homework, I went outside to love on water my garden. The dogs were going batshit crazy. We have been gone so much, and Jerad has been working so much, they have not been getting their exercise fill. I could tell some fetch wasn't going to hold them over anymore.

By now it was 8:30 at night. I went in the house and told Addy to load up because we were taking the dogs on a run. We all got in the car to go out to our favorite spot in Peachy Canyon. The dogs were STOKED. It was dark. It was windy. I drove down the 2 mile dirt road, kicked them out of the car, and drove away. They all ran behind the car at about 20 miles an hour for a mile and got niiiiice and worn out. Then Bailey decided to run off the road so Buddy had to follow her. Because that's how they roll. I slowed down a bit figuring they'd pop back up as usual. Nope.

It was so windy I think they lost the car and couldn't hear us call. Or went off after a deer, who knows. We found Bailey, but no Buddy. We loaded up Bailey and Wyatt and drove back and forth and back and forth calling Buddy, NOTHING. I decided to drive over to Jerad's friend Paul's house since the dog's spend a lot of time there figuring that maybe Buddy would head over there. It was 9:30 or so. Paul wasn't home. I called Jerad and told him I lost the dog. I wasn't really worried, more annoyed.

Paul showed up and I told him what was going on and he offered to go look for Buddy. I said I'd go with him. His daughter and Addy went in the house and I left my dogs in the car. We drove up the road and there was Buddy up in the distance, back on the road basically where I had lost him. He briefly paused when he saw Paul's headlights but when he saw it wasn't my car he kept trotting the other direction. Paul stuck his head out the window and called him and Buddy turned and looked at him and kept on truckin. As soon as I called him he turned around and started wagging like crazy and barreling towards the truck. Awe, melt my lil heart! He was so tired by then he was not feeling like attempting to jump into Paul's raised truck bed so he made Paul life him. All 80 pounds. Nice.

When we got back to the house, I visited a few minutes, said thank you, and went to get in my car. My car that mysteriously had the emergency flashers on? My car that the dogs had locked me out of. With the windows up. My ONLY set of keys were inside. Luckily I had left one window cracked ever-so-slightly and Paul came to the rescue. Jerad showed up about that time, worried about Buddy. He had been trying to get a hold of me but my phone was locked in with Buddy. They were about to locate one wire hanger, and 30 minutes later we were on the way home. Stupid dogs:)

By the time we were done combing out the fox tails, and vacuuming up the hair we got to bed around midnight. So much for my quick trip.

Tuesday Wyatt did NOT want to stay outside so we left him in his kennel in the house. When we got home to let him out of his box, a strange smell wafted through the laundry room. He had some sort of explosive poo situation. Jerad walked in before me and told me to not even come in. He cleaned up everything. Like always. I sat in our room and listened to him talking to Wyatt and saying things like "poor pup, you don't feel good? did you have a poopccident?" and all sorts of cute things in his "dog voice." He wasn't mad or upset about coming home to something so gross AT ALL. That is something I love about him.

I have a bad gag reflex. BAD. If he's gone and I have to, I can deal with dog/cat vomit/poo issues cause they're mah baybees and if they need something, I can do it. Otherwise the unwritten rule is Jerad does those things and I do anything medical related UNLESS it has to do with eyes. Like when Bailey had an eye infection and had to have cream rubbed in her eyeball twice a day... ewe ewe ewe.

It just warms my lil heart that he loves our pets enough that he feels bad that they are sick so he is HAPPY to do yuck factor things for them. Wyatt seems to be fine now btw. Every one of our 3 cats and 3 dags has had one accident like that except for Tobee. Good old Tobee. The funniest was when Winston the cat ate all the chilies off of my window chili plant. Ya, that one caused some stomach upset!

After the dog mess was dealt with we had dinner, and Jerad finished cutting the fabric for the cloth napkins for Tina's wedding. I had a fever and fell asleep about 7:30 on the couch for about 2 hours. I was also in a terrible mood. No idea why. I'm usually pretty chipper, but I was just GRUMPY! Usually at night we try to catch up on our days and just talk. Instead I told Jerad I didn't feel well and just felt like chewing him out for no reason so I just was going to turn on the tv and not talk for a few hours and see if it passed. It did and today I woke up a happy monster again:)

I'll try to stop talking blogcations and have something better than poop to talk to you about soon.