Sunday, January 29, 2012
Well we celebrated Vday a little early this year. Mostly because hair school starts on the 13th and I don't want to be cramming a holiday into my first week of school. Also because my birthday is on the 18th and is NOT to be combined with Valentine's celebrations:) I'm a little greedy when it comes to my birthday and I suppose I married the right man because he loves birthdays too! Anyway, I kept telling Chance that he was not allowed to get me anything for Vday, because I was spending extra $ to get him a bigger gift that also sort of benefited me, so he obliged. I had to throw out lots of hints to throw him off course, because he secretly likes to try to guess what the gift is and ruin it for me...so I didn't want any close guesses. We have a two bedroom apartment, and the 2nd bedroom has just been sort of where we put his video games and the dog kennels. We always talked about it being an office for him, but never had the time or energy. Well since I quit my job, guess who has time and energy! I told him I was going to keep his gift in my closet but that it was too big to fit so that's how I kept him out the 2nd bedroom while I plotted my room. I love love love to shop around... and my bestie Erin, thankfully, loves to shop around as well. She's super mom, because she totes her baby girl around with us and lets her walk around the store and shop with us all while talking to me about our personal lives in the middle of TJ Maxx, and can see an awesome lamp or frame from a mile away (often even on clearance!)...all this at the same time. Awesome best friend, right? So since she works part time, we had some days to spend with each other roaming around to hobby lobby, tj, world market, target, etc. looking for the perfect items for my room. It all started with these pillows: they were the perfect colors for his office...not too girly, but not too man cave-ish, and warm and homey feeling to me.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Last year for Valentine's day, I got Chance an assortment of dates for the year, one of which was a gift card to Chuck E Cheese! We hadn't used it yet, mostly because the idea of going into a huge room full of snotty kids was not my ideal date, but today we had nothing to do and like zero dollars in the bank, so we opted for the free Saturday arcade date! I actually ended up loving this time with Chance. It had nothing to do with the greasy pizza I got either. I felt a little creepy walking around with a camera...especially since we had no kids with us, but I have really been wanting to take more pictures of our time together, so I sucked it up and hoped no parents gave me a creepy look. I am also pumped that my new camera has a self timer on it, so I dont have to always ask some stranger to take our picture.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
So my big life change (to me it's big anyway) is that I'm quitting my job! Ha, ok that's only part of it...but I am quitting my job and going to cosmetology school! WOOT! I have only wanted to do hair and make up since I was ohhhh 16....so this is a really awesome "dream come true" sort of moment. I get my "dream come true" sort of moment because I have an amazing, supportive, "dream come true" sort of husband as well. He didn't even try to hold me back on this. No talks about what does this mean financially or anything, just a sweet "We can TOTALLY live just on my paycheck" comment, which to be honest, I am not even sure is true! How great is he? I normally think that girls who talk about their husbands so much on Facebook or a blog or something are ridiculous and just make the rest of feel down and second guess ourselves, like "Why doesn't MY husband wear cute suspenders all the time" or "Why doesn't MY husband take me to eat on the top of a mountain somewhere like that?" (and more so, how did they get that huge sofa up there for that photo?). But I can tell you that Chance and I have our ups and downs, and you better believe I blab about them both. But when he is amazing (which is 98% of the time), you will REALLY hear about it. He was so great about all this. He knew I craved a career and wanted me to be happy. He also loves the idea of saying his wife is a hairdresser, he tells me. I think he also likes the idea of me doing hair because I can always do crazy things to my hair and get tattoos. That won't be me....entirely. I already try crazy things with clothes and hair, but I can tell you I will NEVER be able to rock a pixie cut and never be able to do things like shave half my head, bleach it blonde, and wear the other half long. These types...wont be me. I can't say I'll never get a tattoo, because I promised Chance before I said "I do" that I would someday get a tattoo for him since he loves them so much. And I'm assuming by my personality that once I get one, more may add on. They WILL be classy though...still working through all that, I'll save that for a later post. ANYWAY, I will never be this girl:
Ok so yes it has been like almost 3 months since I posted. I kinda thought there would be a bunch of after wedding happenings that I could blog about and actually it is the opposite. If I blogged about all the things Chance and I did each day, most of them would consist of us going to Target, watching TV, complaining about the gym, (which, if we just went right away we could be done with the gym by the time we were done complaining in the first place), and playing with the dogs. I know that everyone says that after the wedding you will be depressed because there isn't any attention on you and that is actually my favorite part. I hated getting asked questions over and over about wedding details. Not that I didn't love all my details, but the same ones...over and over. I am wondering how long it is going to take before people stop asking me "How are you enjoying married life?". 6 months? 1 year? next week? (PLEASE!). I also hate how when people ask "How are you enjoying married life?" with a lift of their brow I sorta cant help but hear in my head "So how are you enjoying sleeping over since that's the only thing that really changed since 'I do'". Maybe that sounds out of line, but it's just a horrible question to ask someone. It kinda also sounds like "I dont remember anything else about you to ask about so I will jump back to the last big event I remember which is your wedding". I want to say, "It's great, how's living without your grandma?" or something equally as horrifying. I am sounding entirely too morbid I think...especially since I started this post to show off my new found confidence in red lipstick. "Kissy kissy" is now not seeming like an appropriate title. I think I'll keep it anyway. I really want to boast about my new life change (that will inevitably be the next big event people ask me about for the next 2 years), but I'll put that in it's own post. NO...it's not a baby. Sorry for the let down. Ok so, I LOVE make up I decided. I never wanted to be the "I love make up" girl, because they seem to always look cakey and fake tan or something. But over the last couple years, I've discovered MAC. I think I may turn out to be one of those old ladies who will ONLY wear a certain kind of make up even if it's WAY out of style. So I hope, dear MAC, that you never go out of style. I got a Sephora make up case from Chance's grandma (and mine now, yay!) that my sister says looks like a tackle box and I should go on a fishing trip. I, however, am oddly proud of this case and the fact that I can halfway fill it! It is this one: