Monday, January 2, 2012

Some 2012 Bits and Pieces

First off, thanks for all your comments on my New Year's post! I hope I get to know all of you better in 2012.  I'm pretty excited to kick off another year of blogging.

I've been wanting to blog lately since I feel like I haven't actually written anything of substance in a month or so.  Sadly I'm sort of at a loss of what to write and how to do it coherently, and what do I do when that happens? A bulleted post!

1. Does anyone else play Words with Friends? It's a word game, for smart people.** My username is tomakelovestay so if you want an easy win, play Scrab-whoops, I mean, Words with Friends, with me.

2. On Wednesday Rob flies to Colorado for Fire Camp, a four-day class that will prepare him for his new job as a Hotshot.  I keep calling it "Fire Camp" because I like imagining him singing goofy camp songs and sitting around campfires.  Maybe I'll send him a giant care package with candy and Pop-Tarts.  Anyway for some reason I'm okay with being away from home, but it's really hard on me when Rob is gone.  I'm dreading it but at the same time sort of excited about the "me" time.

3. To keep me distracted my friend Sarah and her girlfriend Ashleigh said they'd make me dinner! Very excited.

4. I'm also spending the weekend in Boston with my two sisters.  We're going to eat yummy food, drink yummy drinks, and I will earn my Ikea stripes.  I'm hoping to find a table that we can easily bring with us when we move.

5.  Ugh, the move.  I'm at a point now, similar to when I was planning our wedding, where I can't actually execute anything for a few more weeks.  I can't place serious apartment inquiries until two weeks from now, since we'll be making our 4-day trip within the 3rd week of February, and I can't really pack since we still need a lot of the stuff we'd in theory be packing.  I hate this limbo period.

6. Last night we saw "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." I hated the book, full disclosure, so I didn't have much hope for this.  However, I was pleasantly surprised, and now I think that the story is just better suited for a movie than a book.  I could've done without the really, really graphic rape scene (which is meticulously detailed in the movie. I am not a prude but this went a little too far for my taste) but otherwise I think it was quite well-done.

7. If you followed me on Instagram, here's some of the images you would've seen this week:

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Pretty adorable little family I have, eh?

How is your week so far?

**SNL Alec Baldwin reference.


  1. I hate the limbo period! I usually feel that way as a trip gets closer... I always want to be super ready for it and can't really do *much* until days before I go!

    PS that last picture where Cypress is staring lovingly into Rob's eyes? My heart just melted. Into a buttery mess. For real. :)

  2. i'm so excited for your big move! when i moved in with eric last summer, i packed everything in my apartment WAY too early and then had to live out of boxes for a month, so i totally know how you feel.

    and is that photo a list of potential tattoos? i'm getting another one in a couple weeks and i love that you share the same passion!

  3. Ill look for you on words with friends!

  4. I play words with friends! But I'm not very good haha. I'm working on the whole strategy part of it. I'm pretty obsessed with 7 little words too. Do you play that? It's addicting!! It's also a game for smart people. I like smart people games.

    Your little family is indeed super cute. My pup sleeps like that on me too :)

  5. I am going to make you dinner too! You just can't eat it.

  6. I am so gonna start a words with friends game with you, even though I'm not that great at it. I love that game!

  7. i'm totally confused by the caterpillar statement.

  8. Words with Friends....Game On! My username is geske2be. That limbo period does suck because the list keeps getting longer and longer in the meantime of things that you need to do. I packed everything I could early, like clothes that I knew we weren't going to wear, kitchen stuff that wasn't being used, extra sheets and towels. Thanks for the tip that "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" sucked as a book....I'll save my money!

  9. Since you play "Words With Friends" you might like to visit my blog to try my TV trivia anagram game. Have a happy new year.

  10. I'm in the same moving boat with you. we have to be out of our house by mid february but are still waiting to hear about job offers so we're not even exactly sure where we're going and it's driving me crazy! i just want to apartment hunt and pack and get things done but i can't!
    aaaand you should play words with friends with me!! my name on there is nikkimase21.

  11. which girl with a dragon tattoo? is the new one out or was this the swedish (was it swedish) version? i saw the first two and really liked the movies. read the books too. i did like them but they got a bit of too much attention. they were good but not mind-blowing.

    we' ll have to help each other keep our insanity durning the moves ;)


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