Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pity Party for One

It’s official, I am pitiful. What started out as a scratchy throat on Monday has turned into some sort of full blown crud. For the past two nights, my dear husband has been kept awake by my coughing, sneezing, gagging, tossing and turning. Breathing through my nose has become impossible, so I have become a mouth breather. Last night a hot shower didn’t clear me up, nor did the humidifier, nor did Vicks. My husband said he was going to pick up a neti pot after work. I’ve never used one, so it should be interesting. Tomorrow I have already decided to take the day off and rest. That’s one thing I know I haven’t been getting enough of this week. It’s just so hard to sleep when you can’t breathe.


This is a Neti Pot.  I will call ours Auntie Nettie

In brighter news, we have a vacation coming up! Scott and I are headed to Lake Tahoe next month on our annual ski trip. This year there are about 15 people going. I’ve never skied Tahoe so I’m pretty excited to try out the runs.

And last but not least, the dear husband that I have been keeping up at night with my coughing, sneezing, gagging, etc., I also rear-ended his truck the other day with my car. As we were veering onto a highway, I thought he was on his gas, however, he was not. I ended up on his bumper. More damage to my car than his, but I should be thankful it wasn’t worse. Scott’s just thankful that I don’t follow him in a separate vehicle more often.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Marry Me Today and Every Day

Music has the amazing ability to stir up an old memory, put goose bumps on your arms, or maybe even bring a tear to your eye. Recently while driving home from work, I had that very thing happen. I had never heard the song before, but it basically summed up the story of a guy and girl that met in a cafĂ©. Sounds like the story of a guy named Scott and a girl named Kara to me. Here’s the song;


Forever can never be long enough for me

Feel like I've had long enough with you

Forget the world now we won't let them see

But there's one thing left to do



Now that the weight has lifted

Love has surely shifted my way

Marry Me

Today and every day

Marry Me

If I ever get the nerve to say

Hello in this cafe

Say you will

Say you will


Together can never be close enough for me

Feel like I am close enough to you

You wear white and I'll wear out the words I love

And you're beautiful

Now that the wait is over

And love and has finally shown her my way

Marry me

Today and every day

Marry me

If I ever get the nerve to say hello in this cafe

Say you will

Say you will



Promise me

You'll always be

Happy by my side

I promise to

Sing to you

When all the music dies



And marry me

Today and everyday

Marry me

If I ever get the nerve to say hello in this cafe

Say you will

Say you will

Marry me

As most of you know, Scott (thankfully) had the nerve to say hello in that cafe. He even bought my coffee that life altering day. It’s been almost six months since our wedding and I still want to marry him every day.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bucket List for 2011

New Years bring a clean slate, a chance to start anew with limitless possibilities.   This list is in no particular order nor is it an all encompassing list.  Its purpose is to be a  reminder that it's the little moments throughout the year that make for a memorable one.  I hope this list inspires you to make the most of your little moments.  Happy 2011!

1.   Take a class.
2.   Travel to 6-12 of the various state parks in Indiana.
3.   Visit 1 of the 3 states I haven't been to.
4.   Spend our 1 year wedding anniversary outside the continental United States.
5.   Camp on the sand bar. 
6.   Finish renovating 2 more rooms in our home.
7.   Blog at least once a month.
8.   Get serious about writing my book and WRITE!
9.   Paint more.
10. Finish our wedding album.
11. Finish our 2007 photo album.
12. Throw at least 1 awesome dinner party.
13. Complete the ancestry section of our family Bible.
14. Pray more.
15. Spend more time in our garden.
16. Send a card/letter once a month to someone I'm thinking of.
17. Bake cookies for the homeless shelter.
18. Volunteer.
19. Take a nap in our hammock.
20. Take more photos.

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