Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We shop, we eat, we shoot things.

1. I had a fabulous work weekend. Seriously. My patients were amazing, we had a fiesta potluck, and I have a great orientee, Liz. Sometimes I love my job. Ok, most of the time I love my job.

2. I've watched three movies in the last week. First, Blind Side. I bawled the whole time. Loved it. Second, Sucker Punch (not my choice). Creepy, weird, and I hated it. Third, Tangled. It was adorable and funny and wonderful. Caleb even laughed through the whole thing.

3. We can't wait for fall tv shows to start. We've worked through every season of House, Big Bang Theory, and 30 Rock. (We buy them on sale on Black Friday, the only day of the year we buy seasons of tv shows.)

3. I have a serious shoe addiction problem. Here's my latest purchase. (It was buy one pair, get one FREE at the boutique on the first floor of my building. Such a horrible place to live.)
This is for you, Aunt Patty! They are beautiful...
4. I was in the mood to do some cooking and baking yesterday. I started out the day with this: a breakfast BLT. You know it's for breakfast because there is a fried egg on top. Mmmmm.

Then I made these bad boys.  I sent most of them to work with Caleb today. And then I ate some for dinner tonight.
Nutella cookies: they are life changing. Like Jesus. Except not quite that life changing.
 Then I made a peach cobbler except I subbed out strawberries for half the peaches. And it was sweet and yummy and smelled like heaven.

4. My darling husband has been working. But he got Sunday off and spent the day shooting guns and chopping wood with his buddies. Don't worry, its just what we do now.

Last week at work one of my coworkers said to me You never complain about your husband, he must be pretty good.  Yep, he is. That man rocks my world. Have I ever said that? I'm kinda crazy about him. And he has been working his butt off. Like, left at 5 am and still isn't home at 8:42 pm. What a man.
Typical night: just cleaning his gun and eating dinner. He's taken, girls.
So that's our life right now. Work, eat, shop, shoot things. I'll take it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Real Housewives of East Tennessee

Are you familiar with the Real Housewives? From Orange County, Beverly Hills, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey...and now, from East Tennessee.

Yes, it's true. The first episode of The Real Housewives of East Tennessee, on this blog, today. It's going to be a hit.

All of our guys work for Kiewit, so we were all transplanted to East Tennessee. But as you can see, we are embracing it. This past weekend, Kiewit sponsored a golf scramble (is that the correct terminology?) and we gladly participated.

Obviously, we coordinated with the pink. It's what a housewife does.
After having our glass bottles of wine confiscated, we were on our way. (The Real Housewives always have wine at their events.) The girl groups (there were 3 of them) were booted to the back nine, while all the guys played the front nine. This was fine with us. The first hole (we started on 11) took us an hour since we let the other two groups pass us. (We didn't want to embarrass them with our great skills.)

Playing golf, housewife style. Natalya on the bottom left, Paige on the top right, and Emily on the bottom right.
After the first hole, we were all in the groove and we rocked it from there. We skipped the holes where we couldn't see the flag from the tee off place. (What's the point?) We liberally played best ball. ("Yeah this is approximately where this ball would be if it went straight instead of into the woods.) We were so good that other golfers even bought us drinks. And the director of the golf course came to check in on us often, he was super impressed with our sweet game skills. He also gave us some friendly reminders of where you can and cannot drive the golf carts. All in all, playing golf with the Housewives was a smashing success.

We dressed up for the evening events to celebrate our great day.
Looking good, ladies.

My man was looking sharp as well. And I have some sweet shoes on.

The dinner was yummy, the band was funny, and the dancing was constant. Some of the guys even got to play a few songs.
My hubby is a stud.
The Kiewit band.

The housewives struck again later. Something was obviously funny.
Good facial expression, me.
It was a good day for the newest Real Housewives. And now, off to be a real housewife in my own house. Laundry, cleaning, dishes. Why do I feel like the Real Housewives don't do these things?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Friday Flower Club: the best club to be in.

Unless you were in the Babysitters' Club. Because that club seemed pretty cool too.

The Friday Flower Club is this super sweet club I'm in. There is this cute flower shop called Rainbow's End right around the corner. And if you are in their club (the Friday Flower Club) you get a bouquet of flowers every Friday for $5. The flowers are completely different every week and you never know what they will be. Yay for surprises! Yesterday was the prettiest bouquet yet so I thought I would do a quick recap of some of my bouquets.

Obviously I took great care in the background of this pic. You can see all our cereals, a med bottle, my yellow gloves, and an empty wine bottle. So classy.

Bright carnations.

I don't know what these are but I like them.

And this week's flowers. Love.

And here is my breakfast, because you are totally dying to know. Scrambled eggs with bacon, pesto, and Parmesan. Yum yum.

I feel super productive this morning because I've already cleaned the kitchen, gone to the farmer's market, and been to the grocery store. This day is going to be good.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Get your filthy paws off my silky drawers!

We were laying in bed last night, drifting off to sleep when Caleb said "Get your filthy paws..." and I said "off my silky drawers!" And then I was like hey, how do I know that quote? And then for half an hour he gave me clues to what movie the quote is from. Since obviously I couldn't go to sleep until I knew. This is life right now. (Anyone know what that quote is from?)

So life recently has consisted of work. Caleb has been working like, all the time. I just finished up a very very very long work streak. It could use a few more verys. At least that's how it felt. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I really do love nursing...

I got the camera out today and looked through all eight pictures on it. A true snapshot of our life right now. Love it.

1. I have this horrible friend who lives next door. Her fiance and Caleb work together. And Steph and I go to lunch and plan her wedding and go shopping. The reason she is horrible is because she encourages me to buy things. We could probably spend hours and hours and many dollars in Target. Actually, that really does happen.
Ok, Target. I will take your sales bait. Where am I going to wear those shoes on the left? Don't care. They are awesome.

2. This is what our loft looks like after I've been on a long work streak.

I cook for a few nights and then I get tired of it so we eat fast food. Gross, I know. But I'm ok with it. Also, we play a few rounds of Dance Central or Big Buck Hunter. Which are both awesome games. Not pictured are all the seasons of Big Bang Theory, which we just finished up last night.

3. I think it was raining on Sunday when Caleb was home alone and he took some cool pics. I like them.

I'm looking forward to a nice long weekend. And also sleeping. And seeing my cute husband.

More frequent blog postings to come. Starting tomorrow.

Over and out.