Friday, December 28, 2007
So we made it to NYC (I will blog on the trip itself later) safely and back home safely. I just want to share a few things I learned about airports and flying.
*The small jumper planes (the ones that flew us from Wichita/Chicago and St.Louis/Wichita) suck! I mean I hate them! I felt like I was in a cracker box.
*If a blizzard is to hit where you live, it will do so the day you plan to fly.
*The women/men (we only dealt with women) at the front desks of airlines are very willing to help. They made sure Brady and I sat together (I often used the, "this is my first time to fly" ploy....it worked.) and they also accommodated us on many switch-a-roos due to the weather.
*Taking off...not so bad. Landing....not so good.
*Mentally going over Jessica's list of advice really helped me. I smiled every time I saw a child get on our flight.
*Having someone you love and someone that cares about you there to hold your hand and let you squeeze it really hard is wonderful. I couldn't have done it without Brady.
*I don't think I could fly alone.
*Listening to Children sing their ABC's and make donkey noises let's me know it's not all bad.
*Seeing the mountains of clouds or flying over the Statue of Liberty is kinda, I said kinda, worth it.
*Losing luggage (Brady's not mine) makes for a crabby mood. FYI: Pack extra clothes in carry-on.
*Eating a giant cookie and drinking ginger ale do not mix well with a nervous stomach and turbulence.
*Thinking of every 9/11 movie made and going over the different scenes in your mind, not a good idea.
*If you are flying for the first time they will pick you for extra security checks! It was probably the nervous vibes I was giving off. :)
*Just for the record: I only had one panic attack where I thought we were crashing. I started crying and dug my head into Brady's chest. I walked of the plane with red eyes and Brady with black mascara all over his white shirt he had to wear for two days.
*All in all, it got us to where we were going, but I can't say I fell in love with flying. Give me a road trip any day! NYC stories and pictures to come!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Of all days for a white out blizzard to hit Wichita. All of the flights in and out of Wichita were cancelled. The lady (Thank You American Airlines lady! Brady called her a saint.) at the AA desk found us a flight at 6am from here to Chicago and then on to NYC. There were so few flights with seats left....thank goodness she found us one.
All Brady and I could do was laugh all day. I was laughing so hard on the way back to the apartment that I almost fell into a 3 foot high snow bank.
We will definitely look back on this day with laughter. Oh, what fun!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
My sister called me from the "drop off point" and said they wouldn't stop whining....then she starting crying. Oh we are a sad, sad family.
I've already called tonight to check on them. Mom has Dixie and my sister has Okie. I figured it would be better for my family if they each only had one doxie to deal with. Well....Casey (my sis) said Okie has been moping around all night. She won't go outside, she won't play with my sister's dog and she just looks sad. She misses her sister. I told Casey to take her to Mom's tomorrow so they will be together.
My poor pups. I miss them. Sad? Pathetic? I don't care.
Can you imagine how I will be when I have kids? Scary to think about.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Ya'll need to watch the nightly news on December 22nd. This is what you might hear and see.....
Dec. 22-Any Major News Network,
"A young (hee, hee!) newlywed on her way to NYC with her husband for their honeymoon, went a little crazy while in transit from Kansas to New York City." More on this story from our reporter, Bertha Lou.
"It was her first time to fly and she thought she could handle it without the help of liquor, drugs or being knocked out, but she was wrong.
Airline Stewardess #1 recalls seeing this woman sweating bullets. "She was all pale and she looked really sick. She kept telling people this was her first time to fly. I was worried about her, so I offered a little bottle of vodka and a barf bag. I thought it would help!"
Her husband thought she would be fine, but then they came over the intercom saying there was turbulence. "She just freaked, saying she was going to die and something about us not growing old together and children playing in the backyard. I really wanted to slap some sense into her but I resisted."
After much disturbance and the young lady scaring all the children and some grown men on the plane, the pilot decided the best thing would be to finish the flight to Dallas (our layover on the way to NYC???Why Dallas? That's South and we are going North!) and not allow the lady to finish the flight to NYC.
The young lady's response, "Oh thank God I don't have to get back on that flying death trap. I've always wanted to honeymoon in Dallas, who need NYC when you have Dallas!" She has now been banned from flying on any airline for the next 80 years.
On a side note: her husband left her butt behind in Texas and enjoyed his honeymoon in NYC.
So....can you tell I'm very anxious about this flying bit. I have faith in myself that I will set my brain to a mode of peace by Saturday, but hmmm...turbulence, delays, de-icing. I'll freak! Hell, I get nervous seeing airplanes fly above my apartment.
I'm seeking out advice from some seasoned travelers (Jessica) or actually any advice will be much appreciated. Help this poor flat lander who does not want to be airborne.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I heard Dixie (who I thought was Okie) wake up about 1:30 am this morning. I just thought she was roaming around because occasionally they will check out the apartment in the wee hours of the morning. Then I hear Brady get up. I walk into the kitchen and Brady is standing there looking at Dixie. I say, "What's going on?" He says,"I walked into the kitchen and Dixie was opening the cabinets with her nose, she just looked at me and wagged her tail." I guess she wanted to make an omelet or some toast. Who knows with that little wiener?
Monday, December 10, 2007
When I came home tonight I had a wonderful package in the mail from Daisy. I hinted at a sock monkey for Christmas and she made my wish come true. It is an adorable sock money with a Santa suit, beard and hat. It's Great! Thanks Daisy, you made my day!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
*I want to learn to sew. I took Home Ec. for three years in high school and I know the basics. But now I want a Sewing machine and maybe I need some more sewing lessons to go along with it.
*They have a sock monkey at Target and I want one. Don't ask why, I've just always wanted a sock monkey.
*I'm a magazine junkie, so instead of buying them at the store every time, I want subscriptions to Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Rachael Ray, Domino, and Oklahoma Today (my intern subscription is running out!)
*An United States Atlas (small one). I need to plan my trip around around the states, may as well start now.
*New Perfume. I need a signature scent, someone stole mine. :)
*Green Tennis Shoes. I'm going to be walking a lot in NYC.
*Polaroid Camera. I've always wanted one. I think the prints are charming and old school.
*Who couldn't use an itunes gift card?
*Entire color set of fine tipped Sharpies. I love the way they write.
*A laptop, I miss the days of college when I had access to a Mac.
*And of course Peace on Earth!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
62)I love eating ice.
63)I have a gap between my two front teeth.
64)It use to bother me but now I can't imagine myself with out it.
65)I was teased for it in grade school.
66)I need to lose weight really bad but cannot seem to care enough to do something about it.
67)I've done WW many times and quit.
68)I was obsessed with Felicity and Real World my freshman year in college.
69)I had never had cable before that.
70)I sometimes wish we didn't have cable.
71)I would love to leave a more simple life, but it would be hard to let go of certain things.....many things.
72)I would rather use a manual camera then digital.
73)As a child I was afraid of nuclear war....a little messed up.
74)I love mushy grape nuts with lots of splenda.
75)I like spicy food.
76)I have Brady tuck me into bed every night.
77)I wish I read more.
78)I don't nearly use my ipod as much as I thought I would.
79)I'm craving a sugar cookie with icing right now.
80)I crave sweets a lot!
81)My favorite color changes year to year. But my all time favorite color since childhood is sky blue.
82)My current favorite color is grass green. Loving it!
83)I like to say, Seriously. I watch too much Grey's.
84)I have green eyes.
85)In some ways I don't think I'll ever grow up.
86)I can't get mad. I don't remember the last time I was angry.
87)I just cry when I'm upset.
88)I also cry when I'm happy.
89)Sometimes I cry but I just tell people my eyes are watering. I can't control it, it can be embarrassing.
90)I thought this list would be easier then it is.
91)The one thing I really want when we have a house is a window above the kitchen sink.
92)My favorite Disney movie is Cinderella.
93)The tornado in Wizard of Oz was scarier to me then the witch.
94)I just found out that Grey's is a rerun and I'm not happy.
95)I have kept a diary since grade school.
96)I had two guy roommates in college.
97)I partied hard during those days.
98)I've since calmed down....quite a bit!
99)I've never smoked a cigarette or anything for that matter.
100)I hope everyone enjoyed this list of ME.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
27)I've always wanted to be famous.
28)I played softball for eleven years, but was never really any good at it.
29)I had nose surgery my senior year in high school because a softball hit me in the face.
30)When I was little I wanted to be a marine biologist.
31)I'm scared of water, especially when I can't see to the bottom.
32)I collect unique mint tins, especially Altoids.
33)I was voted most creative in high school.
34)I could eat homemade cookies every second of every day.
35)I named my dog, Dixie, after my favorite band....the DIXIE CHICKS!
36)I believe birthdays are very special days and should be celebrated that way.
37)I met the hubby at a Hank Williams Jr. concert.
38)I made the first move!
39)I'm extremely clumsy.
40)I'm a blog stalker and I'm not ashamed. There are some awesome blogs out there.
41)I wished we lived in Oklahoma.
42)I love margaritas on a hot summer day or any day for that matter.
43)I want to travel all over the United States....by car.
44)I love being a hostess.
45)I could spend hours in Hallmark reading cards and sometimes crying. 46)I cry a lot. I just can't help it, once it starts, it won't stop.
47)I want to be a clinical social worker and work with kids.
48)I found out today that I got into the Masters of Social Work program.
49)I've never been camping....real camping in a tent with a fire.
50)My immediate family and I are super close.
51)I miss them like crazy!
52)I can remember my childhood friends phone numbers.
53)I talk a lot.
54)I'm scared to be alone at night.
55)I'm afraid of the dark.
56)I want to learn to quilt and knit.
57)I had an eyebrow ring in college.
58)And pink hair.
59)It was all a phase.
60)I love buying magazines.
On another note: I know ya'll go to Target. I go there quite often, I went there tonight. I've always went through the $ section there at the front of the store. I found some cute little stocking stuffers there tonight and there was other stuff.....but then I looked at where it was made and of course it was Made in China. I know not everything is contaminated with lead, but I would rather not risk it. I also know that I own many things that are made in China and who knows, they could contain lead. But knowing what I know about the contamination in products, especially toys, it made me pass right by the cute little stuffers. It's a shame that we even have to worry about it. I'm just saying.....
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
1)I complain about it but I love when my dogs cuddle with me.
2)I go to SuperTarget or Hobby Lobby after Brady and I fight. It makes me feel better.
3)I am very, very bad at basic math.
4)I loved Oklahoma History growing up.
5)Soft old sheets are my favorite, the ones with no little fabric balls on them.
6)I love my name....Charly C
7)I hate driving in the rain, but love being at home when it is raining watching a movie cuddled up on the couch.
8)I'm starting to love cooking and baking.
9)I love to organize.
10)Planning my wedding stressed me out to the max.
11)But it was worth every minute of it.
12)Every time I see a weenie puppy, I want another one.
13)I wish I would've minored in art in college.
14)I listen to NPR every morning.
15)I'm a pen snob.
16)If I break a pens clippy thing, I'll stop using it.
17)I buy a new address book every other year.
18)I like my handwriting.
19)I have two tattoos.
20)I designed both of them.
21)I kind of want one more.
22)I want a baby before I'm 30.
23)Valentines is one of my favorite holidays.
24)I have a very good memory, it's kinda creepy.
25)I'll fly for the first time on Dec. 22nd when we go to NYC.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
I'm off to Manhattan, home of the Wildcats to eat more turkey, watch KU play Mizz. and of course GO COWBOYS! That sentance is just a little off, don't you think?
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
*my husband. I am his yin, he is my yang.
*my marriage, rough spots and all.
*my parents. They are awesome in every which way.
*my sister. If she only knew how wonderful she is.
*my niece and nephew. They rock!
*my in-laws. They love me like their own.
*my friends. From far away to close by, they accept me for me and allow me to realize how precious close friends are. I miss you guys!
*my Okie and Dixie. They will always keep my feet warm under the covers. They always make me smile.
*my home in Wyandotte. I can always go there.
*for my life and how blessed I have been. There are many materialistic things I am thankful for like Hobby Lobby, Target, ice tea makers, chi straightening irons, DVR's, cookies, pepperoni pizza and the list goes on. But those things don't kiss me goodnight, send me sweet cards for every holiday imaginable, drink wine while watching animal rescue shows, explain the ups and downs of a successful marriage or give me that cozy feeling in my heart when I look at them.
This year I count my blessings and give thanks for all I have.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Now, I'm back in Kansas and won't be going back to Wyandotte until after Christmas, due to our honeymoon to NYC. (yay!) I don't know about everyone else but going home gives me some of the best feelings in the world. Loving hugs, inside jokes, smells in the kitchen, loud breakfasts with the family, wet grass in the morning, kids running around, watching dad out and about the ranch, mom obsessing about every video on CMT, my sister and I bickering in our loving way and lingering hugs when you are leaving. I love home!
In other news.....
Happy Birthday Oklahoma! I wasn't in OKC for the weekend to celebrate with all the wonderful events, but I WAS in Oklahoma. So happy 100th to my favorite state.
Also, my parents had their 37th Wedding Anniversary on Friday. Amazing love story right there....I'll save that for another post.
Until my next visit, goodnight to all my family in the boonies.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Weeds-I think Mary-Louise Park is just adorable. I love the way she tilts her head while chewing on a straw from one of her many coffee drinks of the day. (Ok, I may have a small crush on her.) I also just love how this show is put together. Who couldn't love this dysfunctional family of drug dealers?
The Real Housewives of Orange County-There is something about watching "housewives" lounge in the pool, wear and drive bling bling and get botox that is satisfying. Oh, I can't wait to be a "real" housewife.
Wednesday: This is my busy night, I might be cutting out Life.
Project Runway-Who needs an explanation?
Gossip Girl-High school students in the ritzy part of NYC, spoiled rotten brats who do everything and anything. It' great!
Life-The jury is still out on this one. I liked it at first, but I've got to make room for Project Runway.
Grey's Anatomy-an old classic that still gets to me.
Friday Night Lights- If you ever planned your entire social calendar around a football game in high school or college for that matter, you'll like this show. Plus there is a lot of drama in this one small town.
This is usually the night we rent a movie, watch random shows or watch shows we missed during the week. Thank you DVR!
King of the Hill-I love me some Hank Hill.
Dexter-I love this serial killer, I don't care how wrong that is.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Another exciting blog brought to you by CharlyGirl. :)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I'll craft some, watch Dexter and then night night.
That's all you get from me tonight. I PROMISE a picture of the hair will be here tomorrow. You don't want to see it right now, no energy to fix it.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Hideaway Pizza- I had the wonderful fried mushrooms, the Mob Boss (lots of pepperoni, bacon!, onions and garlic) and a Corona to top it off. Oh, how wonderful this pizzeria is....it rocks!
Camps-We had lunch here on Saturday. It was good, but not as good as it use to be. The sandwich I had did have bacon on it though. Can you tell I love bacon!
Someplace Else-We had to go there to have a few cookies. I use to eat here a lot when I worked at the magazine. I had my favorites.....white chocolate chip macadamia nut and a lemon bar. I washed those down with a good ol' root beer.
Irma's-This is my favorite burger joint in OKC. I had the No Name burger w/ bacon (I'm going to have to stop with this bacon addiction) and french fries. We wanted a maple pecan cookie, but they only had one! Can and I split it and they went ahead and brought us out 4! chocolate chip cookies. Works for me!
Tomorrow I will have Pei Wei before heading out of town. I'll have to eat there by myself because Brady doesn't care for it. That is fine with me...
So until next time OKC, thanks for all the great grub and bacon. I'll be back soon!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Italian Creme, Carrot and Red Velvet....Oh my!
I loved my dress.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Yes, that figure is right....$330.44! Crazy! That could have been a lot of home cooked meals, some debt paid off or a lot else. Here I go trying to justify it all, but last month was kind of crazy with the wedding and all. Seriously though, we really need to cut down on eating out. I think once a week would be fine, but I don't know if the hubby would go along with that. I would ask him, but I made the mistake of giving him a VERY EARLY Christmas present and he has now been hooked to an ipod for three hours.
So here is my challenge to at least myself, do not eat out this week, other then OKC, or next week. I'll post about this in two weeks and we'll see how much money I've saved.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Look at all the fun colors and prints!
We also went to Borders and I found this really cute book on how to make little stuffed "mascots" (that's what the book calls them.) So here are my end results. These are a gift for my best friends little girl. I'm going to try them out on her and if successful, lord help us all......there will be felt madness at my house. Poor Brady!
The yellow/polka-dot thing is a monster, then there is the little brown dog with a purple spot and then there is the letter V. It's for a little boy I know whose name starts with a V.....who could that be??
This is the adorable little brown puppy with the purple spot, that is his name. I'm going to make up a little story to go along with the monster and the dog to let the gift recipient know who they are.....
Tomorrow I'll tell ya'll about my adventure to the Goodwill. Oh yeah, I'm also going to try and learn how to knit. I've got plenty of time on my hands, don't you think?
Friday, November 2, 2007
I will try to post everyday. I'm sure I have 30, now 28 days worth of stuff to talk about. Blog on!
I know there are reasons why I've had such a good week, let me list them:
- I learned to wear pumps. Not that I didn't know how, but I enjoyed wearing them. They made me feel "put together" and not like a slob.
Purdy brown pumps with really cute inside print
- I didn't take a sleeping aid all week and I felt better then ever in the mornings. I didn't lay back down, fall asleep, then realize, oh crap I have to be at work in 30 minutes.
- I was at work early or just in time everyday this week. Doesn't happen that much.
- I drank lots of ice tea. I heart my new ice tea maker.
Bow to the ice tea maker!
- I didn't dress sloppy at all this week. See the above comment about the shoes. I even tried when it came to putting on makeup and fixing my hair.
- The wedding pictures were posted on the photographers website. They are so good! I don't know how we will ever choose. It made me so happy to see them and relive the day all over again. I can't wait to look at them with Brady.
- Oh yeah, duh! I finally started this blog. I'm excited about this new adventure.
- I haven't watched that much TV. I'm going to try and limit my TV intake. We will see how that goes, especially with Project Runway coming on soon. "Make it work." I heart Tim Gunn.
- I think the thing that has made me the happiest this week is my renewed excitement to create. Create, Create and Create some more. There is a blog that is so inspiring and awesome. I don't know just yet how to link to it (will try and read Daisy's email about doing all the fun technical stuff later). It's called SouleMama. This woman is amazing. She has so many good ideas. She allows her children to create, imagine, pretend, express, play and just be themselves. I love it! She has inspired me to make/create all my Christmas presents, especially the ones for the kiddos. I'm ecstatic about this. I'm heading to Hob Lob tomorrow with Vicki to search for the materials for said presents. Vicki is even letting me borrow her sewing machine. Yes, some of the crafts involve sewing. Eek! I will post my creations as I go.
- One more thing that is making me happy, I'm going to try and get over my phobia of old stuff by going to the GoodWill. That is a post in itself. I'll just leave you hanging on that one until I post about it.
- I lied. One more thing that is making me happy. I feel like life is just good. We have all the normal problems. Bills, money, more bills, being sickly, etc. But Brady and I are together, the stress of the wedding is over, Brady is back to good health, work is going good, we have good friends, wonderful family, we have a honeymoon to NYC coming up in December, my creative juices are flowing again.....life is just good.
Ask me about all of this next week and things might change, but for now I'm one happy chick.