Saturday, January 03, 2015

AR Saturday...........

Happy New year from AR America, college town etc... I drove up here Thursday and stopped by my little buddy Jf's house and had dinner with his wife and 3 kids, some sort of nut sauce pasta dish , I gave them some Christmas gifts, a pottery barn platter I got on sale last year and a pair of shoes that he'd admired when I visited during homecoming. he's already shopping for a navy suede belt. ha
I left around 6:30 and went to Walmart to get some rechargeable batteries and a minecraft tshirt for my hosts' younger son. he is about 9 and was born with FAS and he likes to play minecraft a lot and loves all things electronic. I had to get him a little somehting because I was delivering another blue suede pair of shoes to the older brother as a gift. they are too small and upon return to OKC will try to see if the outlet has any in size 12. anyway, so I arrived at my hosts place and chilled the rest of the evening, mainly catching up with the wife you I grew up with and drinking some chardonnay a bit, until the hubby came home from church music practice and then we all stayed up chatting and comparing holidays and talking.
Friday was a great day, was lazy most of the morning until about 10 and then went over to T the ex gf place and hung out on her couch for a while, we exchanged gifts, we left for lunch in town and then the coffee shop and then ran some errands all the time chit chatting away, great time, left to get back to my hosts by 3:30 or 4 because we had talked about maybe going over to Crystal Bridges, instead we all decided to go to dinner and then maybe see a movie, T came over and went with us. we rented movies instead, so after dinner we watched that Tom Cruise movie where he keeps repeating the same day trying to save the world from aliens.
this mornign I'm up and wish I were already at Crystal Bridges since they open at 10, but the married couple is not up, and the older son is not up, just the kid playing minecraft ignoring all else, and me here at the breakfast table finished with breakfast and taking some time to throw out a blog post. :)
S son as they get up, I'm going to find out how serious they were about going to Crystal brideges with the family today or not, and then I'll either go by myself or go with them.  I plan to go back by buddy Jf place and then get out of town by 6 and drive home tonight.  I could stay threw til tomorrow but 2 nights overnighting here on a twin mattress on the floor upstairs in the music studio room that doesn't really have a working air/heat vent is enough. ;) but the real reason I'm going home is so I don't miss Sunday School because they offered group seats at the Thunder game next Friday and I signed up for 2 tickets, which means I need to pay for them and get them tomorrow morning, alas.
I'm fine with that because it gets me back home and comfortable and on schedule and probably even I can get back to the gym tomorrow and start up my routine for 2015. woo ho.  I also have a bunch of Christmas stuff all over the place in the front room. there is an OCD part of me that has to deconstruct everything and then reconstruct, for example, instead of just taking the tree down and putting stuff back in boxes, I decded last week to empty every single box , put all like things together and then rebox and organize. I left in the middle of that when I decided to come up here Thursday instead of waiting til Fri.  I'm excited to spend mre time at the art museum today and the Sate of the ARt exhibit, because it felt rushed last time. also I like that it's part of my vacation travelling and viewing and enjoying versus trip to Dallas where all I do is shop. so money saved! plus gas was cheaper to getting here so why not. :)
have a good lazy Saturday all!

Friday, January 02, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

guys night out! :P


end of 2014

well here we go ending another year. This year was better than most, mainly due to my new job. I finished my first school year well last spring. had a nice trip to Colorado in May, completely enjoyed my summer, swimming laps every morning and working outside in the yard every day, except for when I was teaching the two summer classes and advising at the college. ended summer with a nice trip to Portland, and then 10 days in Jalsico, Mexico. this fall went by rather fast, since I was teaching and advising and participating on a few committees.  had a great Thanksgiving, with my austin bud here to visit. also the Dec trip to NYC was a nice way to finish out the year.  I've been doing a lot of relaxing and nothing during this break. took the tree down today.
I splurged and bought some stuff online this week. Sunday night. Does anyone else feel especially alone and single and in result you self nurture by blowing money shopping online this time of year?? ha. well I'm guilty, I bought the hairy VORM sweatshirt and down quilted Converse high tops from Norse Store .  They arrived today by 2pm and I was surprised having just orderd them Sunday night!! yay, guess what I'll be wearing in AR this next weekend? :)
I kept up with most of health goals last year. I really stopped eating extra sugar all summer but once thankgiving got here and I began baking choco chip cookies all the time, well Ii started snacking and eating sweet things again. gasp! ha ha.  but overall, I've kept it limited. but I will slim down the ole gut line again soon. this year my goal will be to continue with no sugar, and add less salt to that as well. less sugar and salt!! key to life i swear, more apples, bananas, broccoli, and less food at dinner. that should do it! ;) oh, and I went for the usual 6 month teeth cleaning yesterday and had a report of healthy gums and a lot less tarter buildup. I went back to using my brush and old habits of brushing versus the sonic electric brush I'd been reccomened to use, I know studies show it works better, but for me good ole fashion brushing has been better. I still need another crown before my back molar falls apart with the huge filling it has, but I hate budgeting that in and will prob put it off a few months at least! UGH that and just eat carefully not too hard foods, which I don't anyway.
So what is up for NEW YEAR'S Eve???  I'm going to dinner at Bellini's here in OKC at 5:30 with my best buddy Scott and his bf, also our friend J, D, and couple G and D. 7 of us? I think. they are all going to see the broadway musical Book of Mormon downtown and then J's for a party. I am going home after dinner. I chose not to see the musical on principle alone. ;)
I'm lookng forward to the new year. just continue doing what I'm doing at this point, trying to stay healthy and fitter and doing my job and reach out to students and encourage them to reach their goals. that and look forward to spring of course.  I have plans to return to Central America end of Feb for an anniversary of the school I taught at for 3 years. I'm looking forward to seeing former students and am already planning gifts for some of them and former co workers.  I hope to save MONEY for a trip spring break. London or Paris is my goal so far!! I am hoping with gas prices down this next year tickets will be more affordable???  other than that, if you know me at all, this time of year I just countdown to return of spring!! and when I can get outdoors again.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL and stay safe and best wishes for the new year.!

cousins workout....


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

sondheim, so inspiring.....!

wanna go so bad.....................

wrestle in the new year....



Monday, December 29, 2014