Be Prepared to Smile

I just cried my face off (in the good way) and I don’t even know these people.  This is amazing.

Funny Things to Pick You Up

If you live in DC, or have ever visited, go here.

50 People You Wish You Knew in Real Life

If you are a human being, go here.

Here are 13 Steps to Get Through a Rough Day

I haven’t even seen Star Wars, but this is funny

These people will kill you in Draw Something

Seriously, who creates a spreadsheet for their dating life?

Fun. “We Aren’t Young Parody”

You are so welcome.  :)

What a Fun Little Game

My fellow blogger, Carrie,posted this little game for a fun start to this Friday morning.  I thought I’d share since it’s interesting to see how life happens!
Here you go!

Where I thought I’d be when I was 12:   We moved around all of the time being in the Army, so I always expected to roll into a new school, make new friends, find a boyfriend to hold hands with and generally rock it.

Actuality:  New girl, new country (Germany), no boyfriend, still rocked it.
Where I thought I’d be when I was 16:  I thought I’d be at the same school that I started my freshman  year, that I’d be the model student, find my high school sweetheart, participate in activities and get decent grades all while balancing a fun life.
Actuality:  I was on my third high school in three years, I played tennis, was on a lot of school committees (looking back I want to barf!), I was grounded a lot for less than stellar grades,   and I definitely didn’t even care think about college.
Where I thought I’d be when I was 21:  I thought I’d be on the verge of graduating from college, that I’d be prepping to land the job of my dreams making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, and that I’d be engaged.
Actuality:   Lost!  Completely lost!  I was in a horrible relationship, lived in yet another new place (Austin, TX), was in and out of community college and hated life.
Where I thought I’d be when I was 25:  Definitely thought I’d be married, a college graduate, and have a kid on the way.  I thought I’d be a few years into a career where I’d move up the ladder quickly and raking in the money.
Actuality:   I was bartending in Fairfax, VA, I worked when I felt like it, I traveled, I partied, I kind of went to school, and I LOVED my life.
Where I thought I’d be when I was 27:  Thought I’d have 2.5 kids, own a home, live the “American Dream” in the suburbs somewhere and settle into lemming life.
Actuality:   I quit my job to go to school full time.  No kids, not even a boyfriend in sight – at that point, it was all about me and getting my shit together.
Where I thought Id be when I was 31:  Settled into a routine life filled with t-ball and soccer, making cupcakes for school functions, packing lunches with love notes and making annual trips to Disney.  Oh, and celebrating some kind of wedding anniversary.
Actuality:   Homeowner, engaged on the verge of getting married!
Where I think I’ll be when I’m 35:  At least one kid (maybe even two, we better get moving!) and hopefully moved into a nice single family home in our little Leesburg.  Career wise, I’d like to be at the same company and moving up within Human Resources (clearly I’m over making hundreds of thousands of dollars, haha)!
Actuality: I can’t predict the future.
Where I think I’ll be when I’m 40:   Happy, fulfilled, a mother, a wife, and still awesome.

As Carrie says,  send me your link to your blog and I’ll post them so others can follow and fun with it too!

LaLa Lego’s

Because I’ve been parked on my ass for the majority of the last 10 days and have now officially been sidelined by infection, we thought it would be fun to turn off the tv and work on our little Lego project tonight.  Since it was a small project, it didn’t pain me too much to sit up for 30 minutes.

I didn’t grow up watching Star Wars but that actually made putting our little space craft together more fun.  I was asking Chris how all the characters related to each other, if R2D2 and C3PO were BFF’s, and how on earth George Lucas came up with words like “Jedi,” and “Wookie.”   I also made him tell me the story while we were putting it together and it was fun to hear him tell me about the movie and how the piece we were working on was involved in the movie.

It was nice to get off the couch and turn off the tv and laugh and feel like kids.  We both grew up on Lego’s, so it was a nice twist on some of our childhood memories.

I present our little project!

Weekend Wrapup + More

Don’t you hate it when you wait on something and then totally miss the boat?  Well, a few weeks ago, I posted about a dress I had in mind to wear for a special event in a few weeks, and today I went to find it.  Well, it turns out, the dress is gone.  It’s not in the store and it’s even vanished online.  Booooooooooo!  I debated searching for something else, but I’ve decided to re-wear my favorite little black dress and dress it up with some red accessories.  It should do the trick just fine.

After mega failing on the dress shopping, I ended up spending the day with Chris’ mom.  We had lunch, we went shopping and we had some good bonding time.  She had heard of this sports card/lego show in Tysons, so we drove out there to see if we could find anything good for her collection while the guys stayed home.  We got Chris some Capitals stuff (cause obviously he needs more), and we even got him a Bryce Harper rookie baseball card (hopefully it will be crazy valuable one day).  After that, we headed over to the mall so Debra could go to the Lego store to get her Lego fix.  While she headed there, I stopped in Macy’s and got Chris some much-needed shorts for the summer and then beat feet when Debra called and said she needed me.

Lego has a new series called “Mini Figures” which Debra is totally into.  They come in little tiny packages and aren’t labeled.  It’s the luck of the draw of what figure you get, but, Debra found out how to determine what is in each package.  They all have a little dimple pattern on the bottom of the package that is unique for each character, so, that’s how you can see what you’re getting.  However, it’s almost impossible to see the imprint, so we had to dig through hundreds to find the ones she wanted.  I swear we looked like a couple of lunatics as we put them in the air using the glare of the light to see the dimples on the plastic, but it was hilarious and a great memory.  When all was said in done, we had 17 packages to take home and when we opened them, we had 12 new ones and only 5 duplicates.  Not too bad if I don’t say so myself!  With the duplicates, I came home with a samurai, sumo wrestler, boom box boy and hula girl.  I can’t wait to put them on my desk, I think they’re so fun and cute.

Tomorrow is my first day back at work in a week since having surgery and  I’m a little nervous.  While I’m obviously doing better, it’s going to be a challenge because I’d be lying if I said I didn’t still have pain.  I do really well in the mornings, but about halfway through the day, the pain definitely starts to kick in, so we’ll see how I do.  My biggest concern is sitting for 8 straight hours just because I’m much more comfortable standing or laying flat.  I’ll do my best – we’ll see how it goes!

The next few weeks should be fairly exciting for us and I’m really looking forward to it.  Memorial Day is next weekend which means BEACH!!!!!  We’ll be heading to Ocean City on Friday evening and we’ll stay until Sunday evening.  We would normally stay until Monday with it being a holiday, but we were invited to the wreath laying at Arlington on Monday, so we’re going to do that instead of staying in OC.  I’m excited for that because it’s a privilege to be invited!  The following week is my uncle Mike’s change of command which I’m super psyched for, and then the next weekend, Third Eye Blind is playing the Fairfax Fair!  Exciting stuff!

Happy times!