Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So we don't have kiddos but we do have Kita!

It will be ten years this Christmas since John gave me the wonderful gift of Kita! She is the best pupster ever! She's part Chow Chow so when she was a puppy she kind of bullied me. We're past that and I don't think we'll ever have as wonderful of a dog as Kita ever again! I just wish she was easier to photograph...
































Now we got it!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A night full of biking, huge green men and Triple Triump...

John and I definitely enjoy at least one homebody night (sometimes more) a weekend. It's a really good time. Last night we began our evening with a bike ride to gather our supplies...cigars to satisfy John's craving for tobacco and Subway. I was only almost hit by a car once...I'm getting better. Then we were home for the evening. We watched the Incredible Hulk. Not too bad. After enjoying our endulgences-sandwiches, vanilla flavored cigar and popscicles, we played Triple Triumph. Last Maxfield left standing? John. He always wins! I think he cheats.

We were listening to satellite radio when a song we both knew (most) of the lyrics to came on. I thought it was especially funny that John knew the lyrics and our camera was conveniently sitting next to me so I tried to get it on film. He suddenly didn't know them anymore...hmmmmmm.


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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lamp Man

A week before Halloween two friends of mine from work hosted a costume party. It was such a good time! John had a difficult time deciding what he was going to dress up as. He's not usually one to dress up in a store bought costume but there were some funny ones we almost bought for him! The night before the party he still didn't know what he was going to go as. After many discussions between us and others the decision was made...he would go as a lamp! We didn't have a shade big enough so we went to Target. We were in the lamp aisle having him try on different shades not even thinking how this probably looked to on lookers. A woman behind John saw what we were doing and she said,"I think that one looks great!" We bought the shade and went home so he could fashion up a light. Who wants a lamp that doesn't work?

He was definitely the only lamp at the party. He was both funny and functional!

He filled in places where there was no lamp, provided light in dark corners and gave ambiance when needed.






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John made a great lamp!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Frump days in EP

John and I were wanting some pictures for a project we're doing so we looked in the computer for all of our pictures. Boy oh boy did we find some doosies!!! We started laughing at the pictures of me from El Paso...frumpy and sad. John must love me a lot because he said he didn't even realize what I had looked like. I just wasn't taking very good care of myself. I was in an EP rut. That lovely picture you see of me isn't a time warp into the future...I was 26 years old!!!



Our move to Arizona in 2005 was a new chapter in our lives and that's when we both started making some changes. I began to try to resemble a female and do what most chicas do...get my hair done periodically, invest in some cooler glasses and contacs and not try to dress so frumped up. Then last year John and I both started eating healthily and getting our recommended daily exercise. Sometimes my frumpy side still likes to come out for a quick appearance. What can I say?





I'm not really sure what I'm doing in this picture. But I'm five years older than my frumpilicious picture.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Keep on keeping on...

My sickness is almost a thing of the past...phew! I'm feeling a lot better and I'm now unmedicated. I still found it very difficult to wake up super duper early today to sweat it out on the treadmill. So lucky me gets to do that when I get home. Armed with my "Keep me going" music and some water, I'll be aok. My keep me going music is extremely different than my regular tunage. It's like I have multiple personalities when it comes to music. Regular tunage might include John Mayer or Rachel Yamagata. Exercise Mary enjoys 50 cent "In da club" and Britney Spears. Bonnie Tyler and her Hero song also gets me steppin!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Never say never...such a cliche but so so true!

I couldn't even tell you when the last time I got sick was...well before this weekend. On Saturday night we were having dinner with our friends Carlos and Alicia who had both been sick and were both well again. I proceded to say "I never get sick". My fate was sealed! Throughout the evening I felt worse and worse. It started with a very sore throat and that stuffed up feeling where you can't breathe through your nose. Not too fun. Except for the whistling sound my nostrils make when I do try to breathe...now that's a good time. I spent the rest of my weekend in and out of slumber with my very sweet husband at my beck and call. He's pretty good at it. He did everything for me from making sure I had clean clothes for work to medicating me every four hours. I'm almost back to normal. Well, normal in that I'm getting out of the sick funk. I even went to work today. Don't worry, I made no physical contact with anyone. I gave my students air high fives!