Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Home Sweet Home

This is our home-away-from-home right now. It's so stinkin' cute. It has a full kitchen and bathroom (shower, no tub), a full-sized bed in the back bedroom, a couch that converts to a bed that could sleep two, but really only one comfortably. Same thing for the dining table. We've got internets (obvi) and a little tv with our Roku set up, so we can get Netflix (phew!). We're bringing our grill down next time we go back to East Texas, so that will add more usefulness to the outdoor living space. 



No matter what, how can you complain when this is the view you look out at?!



Monday, May 25, 2015

 Happy Anniversary to my original Widgipee :-)


Checking In

It wouldn't be my blog if there weren't long stretches of radio silence. But I have a good excuse for this one. My appendix ruptured in late January and I had to have an emergency appendectomy. I was then in the hospital for 5 days being treated for peritonitis (an infection of the abdominal lining that was caused by the bacteria that infected my appendix getting out. Gross). I was so super sick, like getting in and out of bed was excruciating (I now know the meaning of that word) and I walked like a little old person. I have so much more empathy for the elderly now. I feel like I was one of them for a few weeks.

Then I had to get our house ready to sell because we're moving to San Antonio! The move is bittersweet because we really love our house and neighborhood, but San Antonio and the Hill Country are such beautiful, exciting places to live. There is so much to do and see here!



So now we're living in our camper as we wait for our house in East Texas to sell. That would probably happen faster if the State of Texas wasn't experiencing endless rain. Seriously, all over the state, the 10-day weather forecast just says rain and thunder storms. And that's how it's been for the past few months. Some areas, like Wimberly, have gotten pummeled, and the results have been devastating.

Wimberly, Texas via San Antonio Express-News

Since living in a camper with two large dogs, one medium dog, and two adults who work full time is a pretty unique experience, I'm going to try to document it here on the blog. Stay tuned for upcoming posts.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January Resolutions

Last year I made it through April in my monthly resolutions. So if I make it through May this year, that'll be an improvement! I'm making two resolutions this month:

1. Stride School!
Couch to 5K "class" three times a week that culminates in March with a 5K. I need this push. I am always so off and on (mostly off) about running and I need a new motivator. 

2. Bathroom closet
The top half of my bathroom closet needs a couple more shelves built into it and it needs to be caulked and repainted. Ugh. I really don't want to do this. But I need to and I hope hope hope that making it a resolution will make it actually happen. I have 24 more days to get it done!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

2014 in Review: Movies I Watched

January
We're the Millers

February
Captain Phillips

March
None

April
None

May
None

June
The Descendants
The Grand Budapest Hotel

July
View from the Top

August
Remember Me
Breaking Dawn Part 1

September
Super Troopers
The Heat*
The Fault in Our Stars

October
None

November
Gone Girl
Admission

December
Maleficent
Tammy
Divergent

*My favorite

Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 in Review: Books I Read

January
Inferno by Dan Brown

The Interestings
by Meg Wolitzer

February
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene

March
Divergent by Veronica Roth

April
None

May
Longbourn by Jo Baker

June
Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark

July
On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark

August
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick*

September
The Virgin Blue by Tracey Chevalier

October
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

November
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

December
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

*My favorite

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Christmas 2014



**My sister Niki took all these photos and I stole them off her FB page :-)**