Movin’ On Up

So, I haven’t posted anything in a long time, and I feel really bad about it. Not because I’m worried about my readers, cuz honestly, I don’t think many people even know I’m here Mostly because, I haven’t promoted my blog AT ALL and I haven’t been posting!

Well, we are currently getting towards the back end of our move from the Tennessee/Kentucky border back home to Wisconsin! John went to recruiter school in June and is now officially an Army recruiter and will be working out of Madison! We were a bit sad we didn’t get Baraboo, which would have meant we’d be much closer to our family and friends, BUT we are still much closer than we have been since we’ve been married. A week from today we are closing on a house a mere 10 minutes from one of the malls in Madison, and we are first time home-owners! I am so excited to move in… We’ve been staying the majority of the time with John’s mom, which is amazing and everything, but I want my own space back, ya know? I always feel like a guest here, and to be honest, the internet service here sucks compared to what I’m used to… and not sure if it’s my iMac or her wifi, but it cuts out A LOT and I have to re-connect to it constantly.

I will be posting pictures once we move in and everything, I’ll most likely take some pictures the day we close as well so I can do “before” and “after” pictures too. I can’t wait!!

WLJ Vlog #1 Four Months In, Fifty Pounds Down

Alright guys! So, I wish I had thought of doing this earlier on this year, but oh well, better late than never right?! I am formally apologizing ahead of time for my “ums” and the retarded way I talk… I absolutely hate being in front of the camera, but I just think this weight loss journey (WLJ) will be much better through video than just plain words on a screen. :) Later this month when I do my next vlog entry, I plan on showing you what a typical week looks like as far as what me and my family eat. Unless you all think that’s a horrible idea, then let me know and I’ll think of something else :P

I also apologize it’s so long… I even cut out like 10 minutes of random stuff I said about the foods… so it’s just kinda all the boring information on what to eat and stuff…

End of Year Survey 2013

Okay, so this is really late, but I didn’t want to skip it!

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
Had sex in a hot tub. haha.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I usually don’t make New Years resolutions, however, this year I have started a diet and have started working out, and I guess my resolution would be to actually stick to it and not give up until I reach my goals!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.

5. What countries/cities did you visit?
Nothing really new, except driving down to Nashville for some concerts :D

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
More free time!

7. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Uh…

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I can’t think of anything :(

9. What was your biggest failure?
Getting off track of the diet at the beginning of the year and gaining 40lbs

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing too serious.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Cowboy boots!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Easton! He is so freaking well behaved for a 2-year-old, it’s insane!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
A kind-of ex-friend….

14. Where did most of your money go?
Personally, mine went to websites…

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to Nashville to see The Band Perry in concert 2 days in a row

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?
DONE. by The Band Perry. It seemed like the only thing to calm Easton down if he’s fussing in the car

17. Compared to this time last year, are you…

  1. happier or sadder?
    Definitely happier.
  2. thinner or fatter?
    Fatter but working on it!
  3. richer or poorer?
    More or less the same.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Reading, cleaning (really!)

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Sitting at the computer :oops:

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Hopefully home with family

21. How will you be spending New Years?
Hopefully out with friends!

22. Did you fall in love in 2013?
Just about every day I fall in love with my husband :love:

23. How many one night stands?
None.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
New favorites are Grimm, Revolution, Arrow, The Blacklist, Sleepy Hollow. Then there’s the old favorites of Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No. I don’t hate many people.

26. What was the best book you read?
Can’t think of any books that I’ve finished :O

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

28. What did you want and get?
New boots!

29. What did you want and not get?
Complete series of Dexter on BluRay :cry:

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Catching Fire was pretty epic

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I honestly don’t remember what we did but I turned 27

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More time in the day!

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
Fashion concept? Good. Fashion execution? Poor. I usually wear my pajamas all day because I don’t go anywhere!

34. What kept you sane?
My son Easton. Although, he sometimes is what made me insane :p

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Bruce Willis!

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Oh don’t even get me started….

37. Who did you miss?
I really miss my Alaska/American Eagle friends

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Alena :D

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
Patience. That’s it.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
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41. Was 2013 a good year for you?
Sure.

42. What were your favorite moments of the year?
Alone time with John

43. What was your least favorite moment of the year?
Whenever Easton cried. lol

44. What was your favorite month of 2013?
As always, probably December. It’s when all the excitement happens, John’s birthday, our anniversary, Christmas and New Year’s.

45. What was your favorite song from 2013?
I already answered that one :p

46. What was your favorite record from 2013?
The Band Perry’s Pioneer

47. How many concerts did you see in 2013?
2

48. Did you have a favorite concert in 2013?
Yes! We spent July 4th downtown in Nashville and I got very close to the stage while The Band Perry performed :D

49. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2013?
Not really

50. Did you do a lot of drugs in 2013?
Never

51. Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year?
I don’t think so.

52. What was the worst lie someone told you in 2013?
“On my way” said by John almost every day when I text him asking if he’s gonna be home from work for dinner. Or, do I just have good timing? :p

53. Did you treat somebody badly in 2013?
I don’t think so.

54. Did somebody treat you badly in 2013?
No.

55. How much money did you spend in 2013?
Well more than enough.

56. What was your proudest moment of 2013?
A few… whenever someone compliments how well mannered Easton is :)

57. If you could go back in time to any moment of 2013 and change something, what would it be?
I would change when John and I gave up on the diet… I’d change it so we stuck with it

58. What are your plans for 2014?
Keeping up with my new diet, John is getting to be a recruiter, so around September time we are hoping to be back home in Wisconsin :D

It’s Been Awhile…

Understatement, I know. Let me tell you something, I’ve been crazy busy with my off-line life as well as my online life, working on fansites and getting screencaps done for SCNET[1. Shortened version of Screencapped.net.] I haven’t really had time to blog or even think about what I was going to blog!

A lot has happened since July, but nothing too noteworthy. We had a good Christmas and New Years, John took me out for a surprise on my birthday[2. January 10th] down to Nashville for dinner and games at Dave & Busters. Also, a bunch of friends showed up to join us! I definitely didn’t see it coming, and I had a lot of fun :D

Last Saturday one of my friends and I went downtown to this diet doctor thing, got signed up, got a prescription for a energy-boosting and appetite-curving pill, and also got put on a very strict diet – No bread, no pasta, no fruit, no milk, yogurt, processed cheese, and obviously no sweets. It’s been pretty tough, giving up the pasta and bread and rice, but in the past week and a half, I have lost 10lbs! I’m going to keep trying to stick with it at least until the beginning of next month when we go back in for a follow-up and renewal of the prescription. I also finally made it to the gym tonight with the hubs. We shall see what the scale says in the morning!

I’m A Keeper, Baby

So, wow it’s been FOREVER since I’ve posted on here! Sadly, not a whole lot to talk about! I’ve just been busy with my design site and my many, many, MANY fansites I now own and help co-web.

In some fun news, over the 4th of July weekend, John, Easton, some friends and I took the hour trip down to Nashville for a free concert by the river and fireworks show. It rained all day, plus a few days before that too, so the ground was all soggy and muddy and just disgusting. I took my flip flops off, because I was flip-flopping all over the mud!

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Luckily, when we showed up later than planned, the place was still pretty dead. We were able to grab a bench that wasn’t too far from the stage so we could still see. We grabbed some dinner while some opening acts were playing, then about an hour out, I made my way into the now-growing pack of people gathering around the stage for the main event. Oh, did I forget to tell you who was playing? The Band Perry! They played for an hour and I was so close, it was lovely! My first time seeing them in concert, and I really hope it’s not the last. I absolutely love their music, and hearing it live is just awesome! Of course they threw in their versions of “Fat Bottomed Girls” and they also sang some patriotic songs because of the holiday.

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I honestly don’t know how I got so close. Maybe cuz Tennessee people are so nice xD

The next night we saw them at the Grand Ole Opry as well as Carrie Underwood. I still need to get Carrie photos from our friends, because my camera died during The Band Perry’s performance! :(

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All in all, absolutely great holiday. Hope y’all had a great 4th of July too (whether you celebrate Independence Day or not!)

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