Saturday, August 22, 2009


Finally, there is some good news coming from this deployment. We have officially hit the halfway mark! With this comes a big sigh of relief. We can say now that we've finished more days than we have left. That just feels so good to say. There's also rumours (I know I shouldn't listen to them, but they're coming straight from the boy) that he may be coming home early. That would be amazing. I just can't wait for him to be home! With jumping to the other side of the halfway mark, comes the beginning of planning. Wow. How I have waited to be able to do that. I need to start getting things in order. Kicking even more butt at the gym, getting my room together, going to the dermatologist, going to another know, getting a lot of the little things done before I get too busy and can't. Then within the month before he comes home (probably October) comes the big planning. Taking off of work, booking the hotel, going shopping for a homecoming outfit. I can't wait until September (when I can say I can start to do all of that "next month"). I'm so glad August only has 9 days left until it's over.

I agree when everyone says summer went by pretty fast. However, they're usually saying that as if it's a negative thing. I, on the other hand, am very thankful it has flown by. Most times I'm just amazed that it's Friday and the weekend is here and the week is already over. I still have some days though that feel like weeks in themselves, and weeks that feel like months.

I start school in a little over a week (on the 31st) and I'm hoping that makes things to by even faster. I am so happy to be able to say that he should be home before I'm finished this semester.

Speaking of school, I'm hoping this semester will be relatively easy. Although I say that now, so we'll see. I think my biggest challenge will be Biology. I have that Monday and Wednesday, from 5:45-7:10pm. However, on Wednesdays, I have it's lab counterpart from 7:20 until 10:15 at night. That's going to be a long day. On top of going to school full time (although some of my classes are partly online) I'm working full time, from 7:30am until 4:30pm. So Wednesdays are going to kill me. I'll essentially be running around from 6:30am until 10:45pm. I haven't even figured out how I'm going to eat dinner those days. Hopefully I'll have a lenient teacher and she'll allow us a little snack if we so desire.

Phew, this is already long.

In crafty news, I'm SO close to being done this extremely long unmounting process. I have two stampin up stamp sets left to do. One is pretty simple, the other...not so much. It's the kind that have two stamps mounted on each block, and it's all short little words. I have all my non stampin up stamps unmounted already. My desk is even cleaned off, so I was able to make two 3x3 cards. They're not my best work, I'm a little rusty, but they'll do for now.

I've suffered from this horrible bout of insomnia recently. I finally slept really well last night (and further into the day than I would have liked) but when I did wake up, it was with a cold. I'll definitely be needing to hook up my humidifier tonight. I'm off to try and nurse myself back to health before Monday. Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Busy bee

I am so exhausted. I thought summer meant more free time, less work, etc? Not the case for me apparently. There's more drama at work than ever, which already leaves me exhausted when I come home. Then, I go to the gym and work with my overly energetic puppies. By the time my head hits the pillow, I haven't had any time to just relax so I'm still all wound up with a million thoughts racing around in my head. Thus, I can't fall asleep for at least an hour or two, which makes waking up in the morning pretty difficult and so the cycle continues. I need to get more sleep. I need to eat better. I need to change something.

But enough of that. In craft related news, I haven't done anything. I haven't finished unmounting and ezmounting my stamps. I've looked at craft related blogs, and I've been so inspired to create, yet find myself with no extra time in the day. So I've convinced myself that tonight, after dinner, I will go up and I will clear off my desk and at least make more of a dent in it, if not, get it done. I need some type of release!

Well I'm off to eat dinner!