Sunday, December 30, 2012

Blogging from Bed

Ugh! I've been knocked down by the bug.... Two days in bed....meds...sleep... Still not feeling much better... I'll hopefully be back to normal soon.. I hope!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 1&2!

Because my FIL stays in Florida several weeks out of the winter, we do Christmas early with my in-laws. This year we traveled to Cam's aunt's house a little more than two hours away. We had a delicious meal, dirty Santa game and lots of visiting. It was a great day!

We didn't get a picture at Christmas, so I made him pose when we got home :)

A couple of nights later, we went to his parents' house for Christmas with them. I never seem to be IN the pictures because I'm always taking them.... hmmm.. O well.

Until Next Time..

Christmas Decorations

The Christmas decorations may have gone up very early in my house, but our lives got nearly chaotic immediately following. My grandma became very weak and went into the nursing home for rehab/strength building, I started working an hour from home and Cam started working holiday hours. The nursing home was between me and the school where I'm working until mid-February, so I would stop every day, and then run the errands I needed to do like Christmas shopping.  On average, we were both away for our house for 60+ hours during the work week. I was lucky to get home, get some dinner, unwind and get to bed by 8 or 9pm. I didn't want to do much of anything else..... and sadly, blogging took a back seat.

Here are some of my Christmas decorations around the house...
Let me preface with--- I am not a photographer, nor a decorator...
Just a poor girl with a love of Christmas decorations!

Peacock colors with a burlap skirt

Wooden slab --from a tree Cam cut down with his dad last year
Candlesticks-- bought at a yard sale
Reindeer-- from Target's dollar spot a couple years back
Garland-- a piece from Dollar Tree cut into smaller pieces
Brown Candles-- Michael's clearance a while back

Wood Tree--- bought with Kohl's cash two years ago
Slab and garland-- same as above
Jingle Bells- Dollar Tree
Vase-- free with flowers one time

Letters--- after Christmas clearance at a local boutique a few years ago
Bells-- from my grandparents
Garland- Dollar Tree

Sleigh--- flea market

Stockings bought at Wal-Mart after Christmas last year
Graters--- from my Grandpa
Slabs and Garland-- same
Framed Christmas Cards-- extras from last year
Peppermint Candle-- Housewarming gift last year
White Frame-- Paid full price at Michael's in 2010 (I know, there's no pic in it here!)
Pitcher- yard sale
Red Ornaments--- After Christmas clearnace at Wal-Mart
Garland---After Christmas clearnace at Michael's
Window--- purchased from a friend

I cannot believe Christmas is over..... more posts to come--- soon! I promise!
Until Next Time..

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I hope all of you have a very merry Christmas!

Our lives has turned to straight crazy in the last 6-8 weeks. I'm heading to bed most nights at 8-9pm and getting up at 5am to drive an hour both ways for work.... I'm exhausted and my blogging has slacked off because of it. I promise to write some much-needed posts over Christmas break and get some things going again. I have taken tons of pics and written full blog posts in my head.... I just need the time and energy (and to hook up the new computer Santa brought me) to get them onto the blog.

Merry Christmas to all of you!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's who I am...Shy, Awkward, Anxious.

If you've only read my blog and never met me, you might picture me differently than who I really am. I try to portray a person of confidence and courage (not sure if I'm good at pretending or not...)..... But it's kinda a lie...

The real me? Shy......awkward.....anxious....

Some people that know me may call BS on this, but it's true.... The person I portray in public takes so much strength and my insides are in knots at social events.

I absolutely despise meeting new people. Despise it. I would be perfectly fine sitting with the people I know for a whole evening and not having to socialize with anyone new. That would just great! When I have to meet new people or get in a situation that makes me nervous, I start tripping over my words, don't finish my thoughts, and fidget....I sweat, my face turns red, and I can't make eye contact.....  That's the real me. A socially awkward mess. Even around family and close friends, I still find myself awkward.... The more I worry about my awkwardness, the more awkward I get.

I can type and text till the cows come home.... It's a way of hiding behind who I really am...

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Help understand who I am??? As I read more and more of these "socially awkward penguin" pins.... I started wondering if I'm awkward because I'm considerate and respectful.

I fear saying the wrong thing.
I fear offending someone.
I fear making a fool of myself and changing someone's perception of me....

So... is it fear? OR is it the result of an amazing upbringing my two great parents that taught us to respect ourselves and others???

I'll leave that for you to decide but I'm going to believe it's the last one... either way.... Now you know me... I'm not a social butterfly... I'm a socially awkward wallflower...

Until next time...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thoughts... Arrogance?

I pinned this the other day...

I pinned it with the tagline "Guilty.. I've talked about my half a lot" or something like that...

And I couldn't help but wonder... (I love that line from Carrie Bradshaw)... Why are athletes/runners seen as arrogant when telling about their achievements?? People tell when they're pregnant or when their child has a milestone, graduates tell when they have finished college and approached the job market, we all share new jobs or promotions, couples announce engagements... HECK! Fishers tell when they've caught the big one!...And these achievements are embraced with love and encouragement... excitement and why on earth do runners seem arrogant for sharing an achievement like running 13 or 26 miles?!? We train for it. It's a part of our lives for a great amount of time....and it's a huge milestone, so why are we not allowed to talk about it just as other people talk about things going on in their lives?? I don't understand this stigma we get. Running is a part of life, just as is someone's job, parenthood or education.

Hey guess what.... I'm Krista and I ran a half-marathon. There. Ha.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting... Nov 28

Linking up!

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Oh boy do I love me some DIY ornaments...  Here are just a few that seem pretty simple!!

Source: via Krista on Pinterest

Source: via Krista on Pinterest

Aren't these ornaments cute?!?! Very creative ideas...