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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's been sometime since I wrote on here. I think a few months actually. Lately I'm just so busy or I'm uninspired to write. I'm sorry!

I've been actually quite busy these past few months. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Family Get togethers, planning vacations, getting things done for online school etc.

I promise that soon I'll fill everyone in on my life.

I'm hoping to get back online to update the blog next week so stay with me if you haven't already left. I promise I'll be back.

Love you all!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Tired

Last night B and I went to another show about 2 hours away from M's band. They were fantastic as usual. It was their last stop in my state and then they start finishing up the tour in a few days.

I just love those group of guys. I adore them. They are so fun to be around, nice, genuine, caring guys. I love my new friends!

I was sad to say goodbye to them all but I know that B and I are making our way to Miami, FL this summer to see them there (if they aren't on tour yet) and we'll see M at Christmas time with his new girlfriend! Can't wait!

We didn't get home last night until 3 AM! I was so tired I decided to take off the morning of work and sleep for a good 4 hours.

I'm feeling much better but I def. need more sleep.

The weekend should be fun. I'm going to an Apple Festival and possibly a Pumpkin Festival. I can't wait. Saturday night is girls night and I have off Monday!

I say a pretty good weekend so far.

Well talk to you all later.
Much love, Sarah

Monday, October 5, 2009

Indecisive

I was going to write this fun post about cupcakes but that will have to wait. I feel like I need to write to get my feelings out because right now I feel like a big old jumbled up mess.

B's best friend we'll call him M is in a band. And not any band. They are a HUGE band and not huge like they have a lot of members but HUGE like they are so popular. B and M talk almost every other day and have been friends since they were in elementary school. The band has never played in my state before (well they have but it wasn't the "same" band) so B and I made our way over to see them play (2 hours away) on Saturday night. The band is from Miami, FL and is on tour right now so that was pretty cool to see them play live. I've met M before and I talk to him with B sometimes so that was awesome watching him play. After the show we all got something to eat and I got to finally meet the rest of the guys and really get to know them. We talked for hours all about their careers, how they got started, how they write their music, each others backgrounds, etc. It was so uplifting. These guys work so hard for everything and barely get by right now. They are a seriously famous band in Miami and the rest of FL and pretty much the rest of the South. They talk all about how crazy it is down there and then up here in the northeast they are nothing right now. These guys are going to be HUGE next year as they are in talks to tour with Nickelback next summer. Things will change for them and I can testify that they are amazing talented and awesome. I'm so proud of them!

B and I were talking on the way home about them and how awesome it is that they are doing this. B really wants to find a job and to be "more grownup" but right now it's so hard. He wants to do something equally as amazing. To come back home from living far away and showing people things that he has done. I think that is why partially he wants to be in the Navy. (We still haven't heard anything.) He wants to show people with what he is a capable of and right now he just can't seem to get it going. I was thinking about my life too. I absolutely hate my job right now. I desperately want to leave but I don't have a degree. I want to get my marketing degree so I can travel and do promotions and marketing but I need my degree and right now I'm waiting to hear about funding for that. I feel like I'm just on this see-saw and I can't seem to catch a break.

Today was like a breaking point for me. My job absolutely blows! I am harassed by vendors all day long on the phone and now other agencies in my job just yell all the time at you when they don't even know who you are. I hate my job and I need to find a new one. Ideally my job would be doing event planning/marketing as my full time job. This can happen I just need my degree so I can get that job. My job that is in left field that is becoming more difficult is acting/singing. I would love to make that happen but I couldn't quit my full time job and live off of nothing b/c that's what actors get. It's so frustrating.

Today is just one of those days. One of those days that you look at other people's lives around you and think how they hell did that happen? Why can't my life be like that? I need a change to happen soon. I just need to make it happen. My favorite quote is reach for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars. I just need to remember this and aim high. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day full of enlightenment and wishes. I hope so because this bad mood is really making me more mad.

Till next time, Sarah

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm Back!

I'm back from my Beach Trip. It was a little more adventurous than I would have liked but we did have fun never less.

The weather was great for the first two days and then the next two felt like I was in the Tundra. It was FREEZING!

Some highlighted points (ones that made my trip kinda bad):

  • We left later than I wanted to on Wed. Therefore we got there really late and didn't do anything. We ate dinner and went to bed. Wasted Day!
  • Thursday we both drank way to much and I got sick. REALLY SICK! I went back to my hotel room and slept till I woke up to find my boyfriend gone. Where was he you ask? Drunk on the boardwalk eating dinner at 9:30 PM!
  • When I woke up from my coma and tried to find my boyfriend I reach for my cell phone to call him only to find out that my cell phone was broke. It wasn't turning on. GREAT! Had to use the phone in the hotel room that cost me for long distance. Luckily I got that taken care of at the end of the trip.
  • When he got back from his drunken escapades he was so tired he went to sleep. Great a wasted night and I feel sick. The entire rest of the night I was deathly sick. It was miserable.
  • Friday morning I woke up to find what looked like a scratch on my cheek. Turns out it was a jelly fish sting. Yes I was stung by a jellyfish on Thursday on my cheek and didn't know it and that's why I was sick the rest of the night from the venom.
  • The tundra cold the last two days of my trip. I couldn't go swimming in the ocean.
  • I was so tired from the night before (thurs night) that we didn't get to do anything Friday night. :(
  • When we left Saturday it was massive raining and my boyfriend was getting angry because he couldn't find the Penn State game. (to top it all off they lost and he was then super angry)
Otherwise we did have a good trip and tried to make the most of everything. I was really upset that I got so sick, my phone broke and that I had/have a jelly fish sting on my cheek but my wonderful boyfriend tried his best to cheer me up and we had fun.

Now I just have to deal with this lovely sting on my cheek that is pretty big mind you, hurts sometimes and the venom can still be in your for a while so sometimes I don't feel all that great. Wonderful!

In other news my mom moved out of my childhood house yesterday and closed on the house today. I'm very sad to leave this house but I'll always have the memories.

and to make life even better I'm still feeling crappy. I have a migraine headache, I'm achy, and I'm freezing cold. I really hope its from the venom still and not that I'm getting sick!

Sorry to be a downer just needed to vent. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Beach Time!

In just a few hours (okay not a few but in about 18 hours from now) I will be driving to the Beach!! I can not wait!!

I really hope its nice weather and not too cold because I wanna soak up the sun (cue in song). B and I were supposed to leave at 6 AM Wed. but since he forgot to tell his boss that he needs Wed. off we can't leave til about 1 PM. That's okay though. I'll have time to sleep in and do my last minute things before leaving.

Tonight I'm helping my mom pack up the rest of her house, while B and my mom's bf help move furniture into her POD. My mom is moving out of our house that we have lived in since I was 3 next Wed. I'm very sad about it but it's just a reminder that a house is just that a house and that the memories are created with your family. After we all get done packing tonight, my brother, my mom and I will spend one last night in the house we have called home. I'm sure we'll laugh and cry but I think it will be good for us to add some closure to our house. My hometown will always be my hometown I'll just have to come visit every now and then. :)

Before I leave I wanted to share with you the pictures from WoofStock that I took my mom's dog Izzie to. Some of the dogs were dressed up:Hawaii DogHippie Dog
Izzie (not dressed up but still so cute)

I hope everyone has a great week and weekend and I'll catch ya on Monday!

Monday, September 21, 2009

So this past weekend we went to our Beer Fest. It was part of my anniversary present to my love. We both LOVED it and had so much fun! B had a lil too much fun if you know what I mean! :) We both def. want to go to another one so we are on the search for one soon!

Otherwise this weekend was pretty low-key. Saturday during the day I cleaned my apartment and did laundry. I know super fun right? Sunday I hung around with B until about mid afternoon and then took Izzie(my mom's dog) to a dog show and we had a blast. I'll try to post pictures soon of it. Just have to find some camera cords!

This week I will be taking a blogging hiatus as I will going to the B.E.A.C.H!! I will gone til Saturday/early Sunday and I'm super excited. I know that it isn't the ideal time to be going but it will still be fun and we have a lot of things we would like to do such as a FREE Treasure Hunt of Jewelry and Diamonds (yes i said FREE), Festival, Playing Mini-Golf, and of course eating yummy food. I can't wait!

So I hope everyone has a lovely week! I'll hopefully return on Monday with some exciting details of my vacation!

Talk to ya'll later!

xoxo,Sarah

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Okay, Can I just tell you how AMAZING this recipe is? Seriously so good I might have eaten the entire thing if no one else would have judged me for it. And the best part of this...it's so freaking easy I could cry. (Okay I won't cry but I would love to hug the person who created this recipe)

I made this recipe for my Dad and I the other day and my dad LOVED it and my dad is like a gourmet chef so I took it as a compliment. :) Also one of the reasons this recipe rocks my socks is because it's really good and it's Weight Watchers friendly if you want to make it that way!

So onto this super delicious super easy recipe!

Tater Tot Casserole:

  • 1 onion, chopped(I didn't put this in mine b/c I didn't have it)
  • 1 package frozen tater tots or 72 tater tots
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup(I used the Fat Free Kind)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (I used the Fat Free Kind)
  • 3/4 cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese (I used low-fat)
  • 1 lb. of ground beef or turkey (I used ground turkey 99% lean)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 X 13 pan. Brown meat and onions in a pan. After this is done add the cans of soup. Mix together. Place frozen tater tots in the pan. Top the tater tots with the meat mixture. Evenly spread it out. Top with cheese. Bake in over for 1 hour.

See, so easy right? I'm telling you this is so good.

So go home and try it right now b/c I'm telling you, you won't be sorry!

*I got this recipe from a blog that I read but I can't remember the name right now* Sorry!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lately I feel like I have fallen off the bandwagon of trying to lose weight. I have all good intentions but the nights and weekends seem to be the hardest for me. Whether its going out with friends or having the boyfriend make you want to eat pizza 3 days in a row along with his beer, it's been really hard to stay on track.

I was on Weight Watchers website yesterday to try to get some tips and inspiring things so I can get back on track and lose the remainder of my weight and I found a really good quote. I just thought I would share it with you all just in case you are struggling too.

"Only you have the power to change things. Even if you eat 2 cheeseburger, fries, etc. track it and figure it. You have to start somewhere. The only true failure is failing to restart"

Just a really good quote and something I now have posted on pretty much anything. It serves as a constant reminder that you just have to get back up and keep going. Yesterday I decided to go to my Weight Watchers class even though I totally did not want to and you know what it felt really good to go even though I didn't lose weight. Sometimes you just have to push past your insecurities and go with it.

I'm looking forward to the future of a healthier me. I'm more than halfway there so I know that I can do it. I just have to remember that this is a lifestyle change and not a diet. I can do it!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Still waiting to hear about B's deployed date for Boot Camp. It is taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R! The military is so slow it is incredible.

Anyways moving on, I'm excited that this past weekend I got the last of my free furniture from my family members. Two of my family members are downsizing and are moving apartments so they offered to give me some of their furniture that is almost brand new for free! I'm so excited that I finally got it and now it completes my living room set so I'm all moved into my living room except for hanging photos and such.

My bedroom on the other hand is a different story. I desperately need curtains, nightstand, a headboard and some decorations. I really would love to paint my bedroom but I don't think I'm allowed to considering it is an apartment but maybe I will if I'm nice to the landlord. :)

I'm so excited for the week and weekend. This week is my town's fair. It's home to the east coast largest fair and I'm so excited for it. I'm excited to get some funnel cake, candy apples, fried oreos, etc. I just love this fair so hopefully I will get to go more than once and eat my worth in weight of food lol! I know that so unhealthy for Weight Watchers but I don't really care b/c I'm in love with this fair.

This weekend we are going to a beer fest and I'm super excited for this. B has always wanted to go to one and so for our 1 year I got him tickets for this coming Saturday night. I can't wait. I got them almost 3 months ago so I'm stoked! Then on Sunday we are going to a dog event called WoofStock! Isn't that just the coolest name? I can't wait. We are dressing up my mom's dog Izzie and dressing up B's dog Pozy. (pronounced Pawzee)!! Maybe I'll get some pictures to you all!

Anyways I have to get going. Sorry that this post is all over the place. My brain is a little jumbled right now.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Friday, September 4, 2009

So this weekend is an extended weekend for most people. I'm off Monday from my full time job which will be fabulous. I can not wait to relax some and have some fun!

My weekend consists of:

Friday Night: The High school I graduated from is playing against their rival team. My friend and I are going to support our high school!! I'm so excited! After our victorious win I'm sure we'll grab drinks and dinner! :)

Saturday: My city is having an Art Fest all weekend long and to open up the fest they will be having a chili cook off. Super excited. This event is always fun. However I might be going to a College Football game (PSU) with B so who knows really.

Sunday: Going to use our free amusement park passes. I'm not too keen on going because I don't really like amusement parks and I've been to this one countless times but the tickets are free and we'll we can do something that B likes to do every now and then. LOL :)

Monday: Relaxation! This will most likely consist of watching trashy reality tv and taking a lot of naps! :)

What are your weekend plans? Are you doing anything exciting for the Labor Day weekend?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

An Easy Recipe

So the other day I told you all about my love of baking.

Well I had the opportunity to bake some more this week because B's mother had a birthday on Tuesday.

I wasn't sure what to make but I knew that I wanted to make something easy and quick but was still good. Plus I know she is watching her weight so I wanted to make it healthy.

A long time ago when I first started at Weight Watchers someone gave a recipe to use cake mix and diet soda. I never tried it before nor did I get the exact recipe at the time. Well I remembered the recipe the other day and so I did a search on it and it is so freakin' simple I could hug whoever thought this genius up.

Ok so here is the recipe. Are you ready for it?:
1 Box of Cake Mix
1 Can of Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke or any other diet soda

Mix together. Do not add anything else and put it in a cake mold or cupcakes or whatever and wala you have a cake! So easy!

I will tell you that if you are using a chocolate cake mix use a dark soda as the mix and if you are using a white cake mix use something like Diet 7Up or Diet Sprite.

This was unbelievably easy.

I made 24 cupcakes with mine but you can do whatever. I topped it off with Funfetti Icing and figured out the points for the little slice of heaven. Wanna guess how many points with Funfetti Icing? Points came out to be 3!! You got that 3! That is pretty awesome considering a regular recipe of cake mix and icing would be somewhere around 5 or 6 depending on certain things.

and the best part....IT TASTES SO GOOD. PROBABLY EVEN BETTER THAN USING ALL THE INGREDIENTS IN IT.

Definitely going to use this recipe more now. I know its not ideal since I love making things from scratch but if you are in a hurry I would try this little number out!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cha-Cha-Change

The boyfriend has made a decision. A decision that is going to affect me and change our lives. He had decided to join the Navy Reserves.

It took a long time for him to come to this decision but I knew for some time now that he was going to join some kind of military I just didn't know what branch.

I have been thinking about writing this post for a few weeks but at the time I was too nervous for the unknown and was still a little emotional. In fact I still am but I'm definitely a lot better than I was.

He started the process of enlisting a week and a half ago. He is still waiting to get the final word but it should be Thursday or Monday.

Our lives are kinda put on hold right now. We can't plan much into the future because we don't know when he leaves for Boot Camp yet. We are jam packing everything we can into September because we don't know when we can do certain things. I know that when he does leave for Boot Camp that he will be gone around 2 and a half months. After he graduates he will be sent to a speciality school for about a month to 2 months. This all depends on what his job will be and we don't know that yet either. Depending on how much he likes it will determine if he wants to enlist full time into the Navy but who knows that yet either.

I'm such a planner. I plan so much of what I'm going to do in the coming weeks/months and for me not to know this is really testing me. I guess that's going to become my new life. The military is full of the unexpectedness and you basically have to go with the quote, "take each day one at a time".

At first I was nervous for us. I was nervous that he would go away and forget about me. He would want to break up with me because he couldn't remember me. I was reassured by him that he has no intentions of breaking up with me or losing me. He wants me around for the long haul. That makes me feel a lot better. I was also nervous for him. The unexpected is what is killing me the most. I'm scared that I'm going to go crazy not seeing him or talking to him for a few months. I'm scared in general.

Over the past few weeks friends have offered encouragement and B has made me feel comforted knowing that this will be a better future in the long haul, that he wants me there by his side through everything, and that everything will be just fine.

I'm still scared, nervous and excited for the new adventure.

So friends please offer your words of encouragement. Share your stories of how to get through all this if you are a military wife/girlfriend. I would really appreciate it. This is going to be extremely hard so I'm going to depend on my blog friends to help pull me through.

Love,
Sarah

Monday, August 31, 2009

Baking Spree

Lately I have been on such a baking kick. I'm so not kidding you. Yes I've been busy but when I do get a chance I have been reading recipes like it's my full time job. I want to bake EVERYTHING I see. It's getting pretty bad.

Just the other day I was on Hungry Girl browsing around for different recipes and such and printed WAY too many recipes for dessert than I think a girl needs. So of course because I'm crazy I decided that after work I was going directly to the grocery store to stock up on my baking supplies for my new recipes. Let's just say that I shouldn't do this. I thought that while I was there I would just stock up on everything so that If I like the recipe I can make it over and over again without having to go to the grocery store. Needless to say I walked out of the grocery store with sets of 4 for every ingredient I need to make 1 recipe. I have no room for this ridiculous amount of ingredients. My kitchen right now looks like I am the grocery store!

Yesterday as I was waiting for B to get to my house I decided hey I should make something. So I took my W.W. Recipe Booklet that I created with all my favorite recipes and looked through them all. I was trying to find a recipe for a casserole or a side dish. Something I could make tonight that I can eat for tomorrow at lunch. Yeah so much for planning. It occurred to me that I have like 3 casserole recipes and maybe 1 side dish. The rest of my recipes are DESSERTS. You know you have a problem when you see TOO MANY DESSERTS in your recipe book. I just like baking more than cooking and I can bake pretty much anything in no time. Cooking on the other hand seems to take me countless hours and stresses me out more. I guess now I'm going to have to go back to Hungry Girl and actually look at recipes that might feed me at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

So what are you favorite things to make? Do you prefer baking to cooking or vice versa? I would love to know what your signature dishes are. So come on and comment and send me some of your most favorite recipes. I'll send ya some of mine if you do! It will be a recipe swap!

Friday, August 28, 2009

This weekend I have no work, I do not have to travel, I basically have no plans that are all that big. I'm quite excited about this. Considering the last time I had a day off was 2 and a half weeks ago. Before that I wasn't even at home so this entire month I haven't been home for a single weekend other than this one. This month has been super chaotic but I guess that's how I operate b/c I don't mind it that much.

This weekend I'm looking forward to sleeping in, putting slipcovers on my sofa/chair (exciting I know), bridesmaid dress shopping with 2 of my favorite people, and then going to a comedy club or winery with them in the evening.

Tonight B and I are supposed to do something. I'm kinda in the mood for dancing so maybe we can hit the dance floor. Sarah's gotta shake her grove thing!!

Hope all you ladies have a wonderful relaxing weekend. I know I'm going to finally!

What are your plans for the weekend?

P.S. Big Congrats to PAIGE from I Heart You for having her little baby boy today!

Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm still alive just really tired.

I've been working extra hours at my part time job so I have been working practically the entire month of August. It's great that I'll have the extra money but I'm just so run down that I can't wait to have a few days to relax in a month!

The Update for the rest of the month into Sept:
Aug 22/23: Working @ part time job. 16 hours total
Aug 28/29: Weekend that is free!! (for now)
Sept 4/5/6: Weekend that is free!! (for now)
Sept 12: Fair/Festival
Sept 19: Beer Festival
Sept 23/24/25/26: BEACH!! (can't wait)

I have some new NEWS to share with you all but it's going to have to wait to hopefully Monday.

And no I'm not engaged or pregnant but it is going to a bit of a life change! Just wanted to put that out there.

Miss you all so much. I promise when life lets me have weekends off here soon I'll be back to regular blogging.

Tune in hopefully Monday to find out my news.

Love you all!

Sarah

Friday, July 31, 2009

Too Tired

For the next few days I'm sure that I won't be blogging much.

You see I decided to take on a 3rd job along with my Crab Cake job, and my main job which still isn't paying me. The crab cake job hasn't been giving me any hours since May so I decided that I really need to get some extra money.

I now work for a marketing/promotions company that hires clients to work at their clients events. They contact you whenever there are promotions in your area. So far I have only worked once with them but have loved it.(plus B works with me)

Last week I was contacted that there were openings in my area to work a number of days. So I choose a few days here and there but then had to switch due to unexpected weekend plans. So this weekend I'm signed up to work Saturday/Sunday 7.5 hours both days. Not too bad. B will be working at the events too and since this event is an hour and a half away it will be nice to drive with someone. I figured that after the event we can explore the town and have some fun. The money is fantastic too. B signed up to set up and breakdown along with working the event and i just signed up to be the Team Leader/Manager working the event. We both get extra money for doing this so I'm pretty excited. After this event I have another one to work near the end of the month which will be less hours but still great money.

Anywho, after all is said and done I will be working 11 days straight, then I head up to a cabin with B and his parents for a 3 days weekend. I'm so going to need to rest and relax so let's just pray that I do.

My month of August is filling up so fast that I'm not sure when I'm even going to find the time to do anything else I want to do.

So far my plans for this month:
Aug 1/2: working 3rd job
Aug 7/8/9: Cabin with B
Aug 15: Family Reunion on B's side
Aug 21/22/23/24: Hopefully Beach

Everything should be fun and really relaxing it's just when you put it on paper it looks overwhelming.

So if I don't blog for a few days please forgive me. I hope you understand. Have a wonderful day!

How's your month looking? Are you busy like I am?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blogversary

Today is my Blog Anniversary. That's right a year ago I started this blog. I can't believe it's been a year of writing on this thing.

Blogging has opened such a new world to me and I have discovered so many great blogs. So many talented writers, so many people who are just like me all over the world. Sometimes you get so wrapped up in your own little bubble that you fail to notice that most people are having the same issues the same problems that you have. Blogging has made me realize that and I think we all gain a little something when we all share our struggles and our achievements.

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone out there that I read and the future blogs that I read. You all have inspired me to do so many things. Your words are inspirational at times, heart wrenching at times, and hilarious at times. I also wanted to say THANK YOU to the readers that read on this blog. I don't have many that read (if any) but I'm still encouraged to write. I hope that in the future many more will continue to read and grow with me in the journey of my life.

So Thank You once again to everyone and all that you do. You are more important to me than you will ever possibly know.

Have a wonderful day, Sarah

Here are some of the wonderful blogs that I read on a daily basis: I ♥ them!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

So this past Sunday was my anniversary dinner with B. :) It was wonderful and oh so romantic! :) We laughed, we reminisced, we smiled. It was pure joy.

I had gotten him a Hard Hat Pinata as a present filled with Mardi Gras beads, swedish fish, gum, tons of candy, plastic champagne glasses and a note that said he could pick between two Beer Fests and we would go.

I had read somewhere that for your one year marriage anniversary the gift was paper. Well the same apparently goes for when you are dating. This is why I got him the Pinata. The hard hat part is because it goes along the lines of where we first met. The Mardi Gras beads are from all the "clubs" and parties we went to over the course of a year. He loves swedish fish so of course I got him them. The gum was because I'm always eating his gum every time we are in his car. Yes you read that right. I EAT gum. I know bad but I do. Candy just for fun and the glasses because we could toast to ourselves. And the beer fest gift? Well he has mentioned that he wants to go and I thought why not get him that.

He was so impressed and so happy that I was that thoughtful. =) I'm so glad he liked it because it kinda took a long time.

Hard Hat Pinata:

Our dinner was very nice too. We got all dressed up and used a gift certificate I had to a fancier restaurant. We decided to eat outside and the view was breathtaking. It was so romantic and the food was really good. After dinner we decided to take a tour to see the rest of the property. The property is an old brewery that features a cave like area where it host murder mysteries and themed parties. The whole place was really interesting and gorgeous and we decided it's a must to come back there. I can't wait to do a Murder Mystery dinner there!

Overall our anniversary was so great and so nice. Here's to many more years to come!

*P.S. So I'm sorry this post sounds like a review but I'm tired and don't have much in me to write a semi-decent post*

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Today, July 26 it will be my official one year anniversary with my love.

A YEAR? Seriously. It feels like just months ago we were just starting to date.

I can't believe how time flies but its been a heck of a ride so far.

A year ago I had just moved out and was so determined in my head to move to NYC after a year was up. I wanted to be an actress, a singer, a performer. I wanted nothing more than to leave PA and head out to big city of NYC and pursue my dreams. I had goals set, I had things set up in my head of what the year plan was. I told my family I was leaving in a year and I prepared my life for the unknown.

That was a year ago. A year ago I began officially dating my boyfriend, B. Once I started dating him my world changed. Sure I had told him that I was leaving in a year and we'll see what happens in a year. I told him of my plans and my goals. I was so gun hoe about my plans that I didn't see him fitting into my plans.


Us a year ago.


Unbeknownst to me my plans changed. I fell in love with the most incredible person. A person who now I can't see my life without. The person who helps me be a better person and the person who makes me the happiest I have ever been.

It recently occurred to me that maybe the reason why I was so determined to leave was because I hadn't found my happiness yet. I was determined to find my own happiness in another state and start fresh with the unknown. Maybe the reason why my plans changed was because I had found my happiness and my purpose here with B. Sure I want to act and still be a performer. That hasn't changed. I still want to pursue that but I couldn't imagine leaving without the love of my life now. My desire to leave and leave this life behind isn't my goal anymore. My goal now is to leave with the love of my life to a new state full of new opportunities and for us to start our life together. I'm open to pursuing my dreams and I'm open to his dreams as well.

His happiness and my happiness go hand in hand. I want the very best for him and him the same with me. Last year I was selfish and all about myself. I wanted everything for me. Last year I couldn't possibly imagine the life I have now. I couldn't imagine all the happiness I have. I couldn't imagine my life without him now.

I guess you never really know where a year will take you. God has his plans farther out than you can ever imagine. Isn't it funny how life can suddenly change? I guess you really never know what you're missing until you find it.

Happy 1 year anniversay! I love you to the moon and back and beyond. You are incredible. Forever and always, Your Love Sarah
Us back in May driving on vacation.More of a serious one.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My boyfriend who I would like to now refer to as B is looking for a job. He has been laid off of his job for 6 months now. He has been applying and looking for pretty much anything but let's face it there isn't much out there right now.

It has been extremely hard on him. He has been getting more and more depressed every week and seems to be getting angrier each day from his frustration.

Recently he has been looking up things on the military. He met with the Air Force last week and this week he met with the Army. He hated things in the Air Force but he loved what was offered with the Army. Granted he doesn't want to be in the infantry area where you are the front lines but he would like to either be fixing things on a base or something else.

I'm not sure how to feel about all of this. It looks like 90% chance that B is going to enlist. We have talked about it numerous times since he brought up the idea to me. He says that no matter what we will be together that this would ensure a better life for us in the future, he could feel like he is really doing something, and he would be proud of a job that he is doing.

While I want him to be happy doing something he loves or even likes I don't want him going into the military, fighting in another country. I wish that he would choose a job or find one that had normal hours M-F 8-5. All career paths he has been interested in have been "high risk" and haven't been normal hours or days.

I was able to handle him testing for Police Officers jobs but I'm having a really hard time dealing with this. At least with a police officer job he would come home every night and I know he would be alright. I could talk to him on the phone when I wanted to and for the most part see him when I wanted to. I'm not saying that the police officer job would rest me from worrying. Let's face it bad things happen there too.

I'm just really uneasy about the military. He's thinking about doing the Army Reserves which would put him closer to home when he wasn't serving and such but right now all reserves are fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan. My ex-boyfriend was in the military but got hurt and had to leave early, his best friends were serving in Iraq when I met him. When they came home they were completely different than they were before and actually had to go on another tour 8 months after they had come home. I've heard the horror stories from them and from some of B's friends who have served.

I'm just so scared about the unknown. How will I know he's safe? How will I know anything? I won't have the luxury to talk to him whenever I want and I won't get to see him. How will I cope with the drastic change? I'm so unsure, and I'm so scared that I might lose him. I don't' want him to change either. He's the most caring, wonderful man I know and well I'm scared the army is going to break him down and he'll change. Meaning we'll change down the road.

This is a huge decision one that he is going to have to make a some point or another. In a few nights we are going to go over the paperwork and look at it together and I think then he'll decided what he wants to do. I will support him no matter what.

I never imagined myself being an "army girlfriend". I never imagined that life and now that I'm facing the possibility I'm not sure how you deal with it. How do you deal with all the uncertainties?

I guess my post is about the very real nervousness of this whole thing. I wanted to put out what was going on and perhaps if anyone has insight, comments, encouragement for me they can provide it. Right now I need all the help I can get so I can be happy for him with whatever he does and know everything will be alright.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I'm not going to elaborate on this issue seeing as how this might sacrifice my anonymity but the simple fact is why the state can not pass a budget, I am going without pay. Inmates are getting paid but the workers are not. On Friday I will be getting partial pay and will start struggling in order to pay bills, eat, to live a everyday life. Please pray for the affected families larger than just mine. I'm lucky I only have myself but what about the people who have kids, who have babies and need money to put food on the table. Please pray that this budget gets passed soon and that we can all have paychecks so we can live our lives. I know that most of us in this economy are struggling and just surviving until the next paycheck. What happens when we don't' get paid for the work we do? I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm just going to keep praying and believing that everything is done for a reason.

All I can end with is pray.

A Giveaway

So over at Misadventures of a Newlywed there is an awesome giveaway that is happening now.

It is for a $30.00 gift certificate to AVON! I'm super in love with AVON and love their products. I'm fortunate enough that they have a store right where I work so I frequently am buying eyeliner, hand cream, perfume, etc.

The gift certificate is for the person hosting the giveaway her online AVON website. The site is pretty cool and you can get all your beauty products with just a click.

So what are you waiting for?

Go Enter this giveaway and then check out her blog. She is an awesome blogger and if you haven't been reading her you should. Maybe I'll be lucky enough one day to have the "fame" she has on blogging and maybe meet her. Until then just start reading and enter the giveaway.

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My title rhymes! LOL.

Since I have been getting back onto the bandwagon and eating extremely healthy I haven't been eating much pizza lately. Not saying that pizza is forbidden on WW just that I have been packing more and eating healthy sandwiches and salads more than just a slice of pizza.

I haven't had pizza in 5 weeks. Yes you read that right. 5 WEEKS! So last week I forgot to pack and my mom didn't come into work and sometime she packs us food. So I didn't have any food for lunch I decided why not get a slice of pizza today. I walked for about a half an hour to get some exercise in and then I decided to get my pizza slice. My slice was yummy and so delicious! I was seriously in heaven until...about a half an hour later when I did not feel so good.

The pizza did not sit well with me. I think my body is rejecting pizza because I haven't had it so long. This makes me a little sad but I'm sure that I'll enjoy it again once I get back down to my goal weight or even before then.

Stupid Pizza!!

P.S. I have a MAJOR headache and I keep getting one. Please pray these headaches go away soon!

Monday, July 6, 2009

A Year Ago

A year ago yesterday I met the love of my life at a downtown bar. I know that sounds so romantic but really it was. I guess you had to be there and be in my shoes but he swept me off my feet and I've been in love ever since.

Here is the story of how we first met:

Never would I have ever imagined that I would meet someone at a bar let alone that year. I had just moved into my very first apartment all by myself and my friend had dragged me out to go clubbing. (I moved in the day before to my apartment) I was reluctant to go but decided what the heck. I was ready to go home when all the sudden some guy came up to me and wanted to dance. I didn't want to but he forced me out to the dance floor. He danced completely crazy but I figured anyone who can dance that way in public was pretty awesome. I dance pretty crazy myself. He then brought me a drink and danced some more. I was so excited that a guy had bought me a drink. He invited my friend and I to go to another club across the street with his friend. My friend reluctantly went along and I was whisked away with this new boy dancing down the street laughing all the way. He said our dancing was like the notebook which won me over.* We sat and talked for a bit then my friend and I decided to leave. This new boy asked for my phone number and if we could go out sometime. I decided to give him my number and to give me a call. As I was about to leave he grabbed my hand and gave me a kiss. It left me speechless and I had butterflies.

Later that evening/early morning I got a phone call from him. I was shocked he was calling. We talked for at least an hour that night and he told me he would call me the next day. I didn't think anything of it but was secretly hoping that he would. Needless to say I got a call from him the next day. I was with my mom and I was jumping up and down so excited he had called. We set up a date and a few days later we had our first date.

I'll never forget those first few weeks of us dating. Sometimes I think back to when we first met and wonder in amazement at how far we have both come from those early days.

*Side note: He doesn't remember saying that but he really did and it was so cute.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Does anyone know what happened to Turquoise Ribbons? I used to read her blog everyday and now it is on lock down and only invited readers can read her blog. I would love to contact her by email but I don't know her email address. If anyone out there knows information can they please contact me. I enjoyed reading her blog and commenting but now I can't. :(

Thanks again,
Sarah

Friday, June 26, 2009

TGIF

Happy Friday to all!

I'm off in about 45 minutes to a wonderful weekend of packing and cleaning my apartment. Not so fun!

However I will have some fun.

The fun includes:
  • Hopefully seeing my friend S and her family after their day of wedding dress shopping! (So jealous) we are going out to eat hopefully.
  • Going tubing down the river with the boyfriend and some friends.
  • Eating a massive bowl of ice cream while washing it down with some beer.
  • Swimming until my hearts content.
I have a lot to do but I'm looking forward to my weekend.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
See you on Monday!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Weight Loss

So I was thinking the other day that I haven't posted much on here about my weight loss efforts but I guess now is a good time more than ever to go into that I guess.


So here goes my story:

In 2005 I graduated high school and then moved onto to college. I went to a local college but I still gained the freshman 15 or more like 25 through my one and a half years of college. (I left college to tend to sick parents) When I was in school and transitioning into a full time job I was dating a boy named D (real name is not d). D was very skinny and could basically eat anything his little heart
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desired. He has just gotten out of the army and so he was in good shape but he was SKINNY. I mean like super skinny. Any who we would always hang out at his house and just watch TV. It was pretty boring and all we ate was Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizzas w/ Pepperoni and Ranch Dip. Yeah sounds awesome doesn't it? No wonder I gained so much weight. Since we didn't move out of his house very often there was little exercise going on. I didn't burn off any of the weight because all I did was go to class, eat,drive over to the convenience store and get Pizza, drive over to D's house, eat the pizza, and watch TV. Yeah life was pretty boring. When I moved into my full time job I was so excited that there was so many fast food options around me that I ate pretty much fast food every single day at work. Gained some more weight. By the time I had gotten my full time job (2007)and was settling in, D and I had begun to fight and we broke up. After almost 2 years of dating I decided that I needed to do things my way and take care of myself. It took a while for me to take care of myself but I slowly but surly started working out after work and trying to eat more healthy. The weight didn't come off partly because I wasn't still eating right and I was losing my will to exercise.

Then in 2008 I decided that I needed to make a change. I made the resolution that I would lose the weight and be more healthy. So on April 1, 2008 I joined Weight Watchers. A decision that would make the most impact on my life and change my life forever. I started to lose weight and it felt really really good. I was becoming more confident and I was feeling better than ever. In July 2008 I met my now wonderful boyfriend. I met him a day after I had moved into my new apartment and started living on my own. I started losing weight, was active, had a new apartment, and had a wonderful new boyfriend. I now realize that joining Weight Watchers opened so many doors for me that for a long time I had seen closed. I didn't think I was going to be able to find anyone for a long time, I didn't think I would be as active for a while, and I didn't see myself moving out for awhile. Weight Watchers changed my perspective on life. I was able to live life and go out and do things.

The boyfriend is an exercise nut. Seriously he is and he pushes me so much to always do better and be the best I can be. Part of my love of "exercise" now is because of him. I love hiking now outdoors, I found a new love of swimming, I fell back in love with biking, etc. He is skinny w/ lots of muscles :) and can eat anything too but he is extremely healthy and actually likes moving around more than D did. I just have to remember that I do not look like the boyfriend and we do not have the same metabolism so therefore I should not eat all foods that he eats.

So far with Weight Watchers I have lose 42.4 lbs. That is some serious weight loss. I have done extremely well so far however these past few months have been extremely hard to lose the last 25 pounds. I have maintained my weight or have either gone up or down and then stayed the same weeks from then. Finally I'm starting to get back on the wagon and get down to serious business. I'm tracking everything I eat again and working out more than I usually do.(I usually work out 3 times a week, now I'm working out every single day) It's feeling really good and soon I'm hoping that I will be down to my goal weight. Hopefully soon I can announce that I'm down for good.

I know that it's a tough road and a road I don't always like but this changed my life and I don't ever want it to go away.

*just a little story to share with all of you*

Moving

I'm moving in less than a week now. No I'm not moving out of the state like I had hoped but I will be moving into a MUCH bigger apartment. I still yearning to move to maybe TN or somewhere but I think it might have to be put on hold for a year or two.

Right now I live in a studio apartment and while it has been nice and everything after a year in close quarters I'm ready to move on up to a BIGGER apartment. My new apartment has all the same things my old apartment had (A/C, dishwasher, oven/stove/fridge, the possibility of a washer/dryer hookup) but everything is full size. I'm so excited. Plus I actually will have a bedroom this time, a patio, and security.

I can not tell you how excited I am to be able to finally sleep in a bed after a year of sleeping on a futon, walk outside or open windows if I want to, finally feel safe in my apartment, and to finally have enough room for cooking/baking!!

I technically move July 3 all of my furniture, etc but on July 1st my cable and electric will be turned on. I have some things packed but I def. need to get a move on the rest of my packing!! I hate packing and it just seems so overwhelming! Fortunately by next Saturday, July 4th I will be in a new place setting things up for a splendid new apartment!

*The other plus....boyfriend might move in next year or earlier, rent would go down and so would expenses for just me! Plus it would be wonderful! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I promise they are coming. I promise.

Just been editing all of my pictures and finally got them done last evening. The pictures have been consuming my life right now, along with Mario Party and oh the internet.

I am taking off the internet from my apartment at the end of the month because I never use it. I seriously do almost everything at work and if not there then at the BF's house. Now that I'm home (for a few days) I find myself online and this is a problem because I'm trying to reverse my decision in my head that I DO need the internet. However head this is NOT going to work. I DO NOT need the internet.

I think I need to practice more because right now I really want to keep it. Stupid things like Facebook and Myspace are a problem. I don't even like them but they are so tempting.

Anywho enough of my rambling. I promise that soon updates will come. Just be a little more patient. ;)

Hope everyone has a splendid day! Lots of Love!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Exhausted

I know that I haven't blogged a lot lately. I feel like a bad blog friend. I'm sorry. Work has been insanely busy lately and after work I'm just so tired of being in front of the computer that I just don't have the energy to write any more. I also have been super busy after work that I'm not even at my apartment much right now.

I have much to talk about. I'm so excited to share things with you but it must wait a day or so. I'm exhausted and have much work to get done before I leave in a half hour.

Some key notes to look forward to is:

  • Vacation-here's a clue as to where I was:
  • Apartment-another clue:
  • Boyfriend-well there's no picture for this but he is awesome and oh so handsome! :)
I'm excited to write about it and share with you I just need some down time. Hopefully tomorrow or Thursday I'll have some time to sit down and share with you some.

Again my apologies for being a bad blogger but like I said I have much to keep you entertained.

Have a wonderful day and week my fellow friends. Lots of Love to All

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Day Off

Tomorrow I finally finally have a day off. I haven't had a day off in 3 months and personally I'm super excited about it. I had taken the day off to go to a local amusement park, known to the world as Hershey Park but since some of my friends couldn't make it or whatever the reason I'm going to spend the day getting ready to pack (for the new place more on that to come), clean the apartment some, rest and relax and then get ready to eat some sweet dinner with the boyfriend. I am so excited to sleep in and really just relax!!! Saturday I am working 14 hours at the part time job so tomorrow will be great to just sit and stare if I want.

Well I have to get back to work to finish out the last hour and a half at work before the 3 DAY WEEKEND!!

Hope everyone has a great rest of the day and weekend. More to come lovelies. Just give me some time. I'm pretty back up right now.

Lots of love to all.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hey Ya'll I'm back. How's everyone's Monday going? Mine is going good for the most part. It is gorgeous outside today and so sunny. I was outside for lunch and let me tell you that I so did not want to come back to work.

Since it is Monday and the weekend was just here let me do my little weekend recap.


On Friday I went for a walk with my friend S after work. We walked all around a local state park and it was so much fun. The weather was just perfect for hiking/walking. After my walk, I went the the boyfreind to eat at a newer resturarunt. Our food was so delicious and oh so yummy! We then decided to hit up some hot spots with his friend and me and we had a good old time just talking and laughing.


Saturday I cleaned for a little and then went shopping for a bit. I picked up a really cute dress that was only $5.00 dollars and got my cousin's soon to be daughter some really cute baby clothes. Oh how I love baby shopping especially for little girls. Little girls dresses, purses, socks, shoes, etc are so adorable. Not to say that little boys aren't but girls are just so darn cute! After shopping I quickly got dressed and went over to the boyfriend's house. We had tickets to see the Sauce Boss. Basically it's a guy who sings and makes gumbo while he is singing. He also gives out gumbo to the homeless when he isn't working which is pretty awesome. It was pretty cool and we had a lot of fun dancing. It was also a plus that I got to wear my new $5.00 dollar dress and got to sip on Strawberry Daiquiris all night long! Oh so yummy!


Sunday I spring cleaned for hours on end and then got ready to go to my cousin's baby shower. She is having a little girl this time (hence why I got little girl's dresses). It was a lot of fun. The entire house was decorated in pink and the food was soooo good. I serioulsy couldn't stop myself from eating. Serioulsy cucumber finger sandwiches are the bomb and so are mini turkey and cheese sandwiches. (Yes I said the bomb. I knoiw that is like so 90's but that's just how I roll). I really needed to stop because that won't be good for my Weight Watchers meeting on Tuesday night. LOL. After the baby shower I got ready to go walking with my walking team from Weight Watchers. We walked for a mile and a half and then after I got home I decided to run for the first time since I hurt my ankle. I ran only about a half of a mile but it was really good for me to do and seemed like a great end to my day. If only the boyfriend could have seen me go, he would have been so proud. The boyfriend left Sunday to go Turkey hunting for a few days with his dad. He'll be back on Wednesday but I'm missing him still. :(


Today I'm back to the daily grind of work. This week I work close to 57 hours. I work close to 40 hours at my full time job and then on Saturday I work 12-16 hours for my part time job. Pray that I make it and don't quit before I even start. I so want to quit. I really don't want to be working this much and especially working that long of hours on Saturday. Plus this Saturday Jon and Kate (Plus 8) will be here locally visiting with folks in the area. (yes they already live extremely close to me but I serioulsy want to meet them) Since I'm working :( I won't be able to see them. BOOOOOO!


And before I leave you all, I want to share a story with you:

This morning I walking to work like I normally do and when I got close to my building I noticed two large "rock star" busses. Since this concert hall is right across the street I figured the band and everything was already inside warming up but then I noticed a guy sitting on the sidewalking texting on his phone. I kept thinking he looked familiar but I didn't make much bother than that. I just thought he was a bus driver or something taking a break after driving for hours. After lunch I was reading the local newspaper online and read that THIRD EYE BLIND is diong the concert tonight. Yeah so I totally saw the one guy from there. Bummer that I didn't get a pic with him or get his autograph. Oh well but I think it's still pretty neat. I'm not a HUGE into their music but I do know some. I don't know the guy's name but I have a picture that I snagged from Google. Below is the guy taht I saw this morning (he's the one at the top with the blonde highlights):

Hope you enjoyed my story of seeing a famous person. LOL. It's rare that you would see rock stars in PA (well I see one every so often, the boyfriend has a friend who is kinda/moving up famous) so I'm a little stoked.


Have a GREAT day and enjoy the weather if it nice out where you live. Lots of Love, Sarah

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I promised you all yesterday that I would recap you on the weekend events. So without further ado:

Well Friday night I went with the boyfriend and his mom to their church for Good Friday Service. The service was wonderful and very nice. It was the first time I went to Good Friday Service. My church doesn't do one. They do theirs on Wednesday night services but we never went to them. I'm happy that I went and I got a lot out of it. After going to Church we decided to go out and have a drink or two at a local bar. We sat and talked and had a lot of fun. It was nice just to relax.

Saturday I slept till about noon until the boyfriend called and asked me if I wanted to come over dye eggs. Of course I said yes. :) It was so great to finally be able to sleep for a long period of time. Lately I have been sooooo sleep deprived that all I wanted to was sleep for even 5 minutes. I went over to his house and we dyed the eggs. Before the egg dying he had a note for me that was from E.B. I opened the letter and read aloud the contents and realized it was from the Eater Bunny (E.B.). I was instructed to go on a scavenger hunt finding clues along the way. I went and found all the notes(they were cleverly hidden, one in the fridge with a half eaten carrot made to look like a bunny ate it, and one even on his dog's collar) I finally found the basket after like 20 minutes of searching. It was beautiful and really well displayed. I figured his mom had to have helped but really she had no clue about it so that was even extra point for boyfriend. In the basket it had chocolates of course, the movie Mamma Mia(I just went to NYC to see the Broadway play), a kitchen towel that has something along the lines of Put the chocolate in the bad and no one will get hurt, jelly beans, gum, hand lotion that smells like Chocolate Dipped Strawberry and more chocolate. It was SO incredibly sweet of him to do. I almost was in tears. The amount of time it took him to do that and for him to write out all those notes even as far as going to bite a carrot to make it look like a rabbit and attaching a note to his dog was so awesome. I was blown away and really couldn't have asked for anything better than that. It was one of the sweetest things ever. His notes were so cleverly written. I'll have to share them with you when I have time.

Anyways moving back onto the eggs, I had forgotten how to dye them and totally got coloring on my fingers and then couldn't figure out why my eggs had white spots on them(I had been holding them there in the dye). Yea the boyfriend was all like you don't hold the eggs you just drop them in the dye if you want the entire egg dyed. I was like oh ok, wow I'm stupid. Yeah so after I started figuring out how to be less of an idiot we had tons of fun.

Aren't these eggs awesome! Too bad I don't eat hard boiled eggs but I love looking at them!

After the egg dyeing extravaganza we started to relax and then I decided to make some chocolate peanut butter eggs for our families. I got quickly to work and made double the recipe so there would be enough for each household. I made 48 eggs total however Pozy(boyfriends dog) ate two so really we had 50. While the eggs were freezing we grabbed my mom's dog Izzie and took Pozy and took them to a local park to run around in the nice weather. It was so much fun watching them and we all had a great time. After taking Izzie back home we went back to his house and I finished giving the eggs a chocolate bath. This was a little tricky but I got it down and we made it out the door just in time to pick up boyfriend's friend for late night bowling. Yes I didn't finished eggs until 10:45 at night when we got home at 8 from playing with the dogs. You can tell I'm tired right? So we went to this bowling alley and there was a waiting list. A waiting list to bowl? Yeah that's what I thought. They told us it would only be a few minutes but after an hour and a half we didn't think so and decided to bail and get some drinks. It was good to see boyfriend's friend and we all had a good time just hanging out and B.S.ing.

Sunday was just wonderful. Easter Day!! Well normally I go with the boyfriend and his mom to their church but since my mom and brother wanted me to go their church the one I grew up in I went with them. The Church was PACKED. My Church is kinda like one of those churches you see on TV where they have all this high tech equipment and the sanctuary is HUGE. Yeah that's my Church. So now that I have painted a picture you can all guess that this church must have been crowded and packed if it is that HUGE. They had to have extra seats and everyone was scrunched in. I thought that was so wonderful that so many people had come to church to hear the word of god. Praise the Lord. The service was wonderful and really put me in the spirit. I guess really what put me in the Easter spirit was Friday night for Good Friday. After the service we went back to my mom's house and had Easter baskets! :) We then went with my aunt and her family to a local restaurant and had Easter brunch. The food was okay but I wanted more home style meals. After eating we went back to my mom's again and just hung out there until we had to leave to pick up boyfriend and then go to my dad's side family's dinner. Dinner there was good not all meals that I normally like but still good. It was good to see my family and to catch up with them. By the end of the day I was exhausted but I had such a lovely weekend. I really feel in the spirit of god now and really want to be more active in church after this powerful and moving weekend. Hopefully I can find the time with everything else going on. I know God will give me the energy! :)

How was everyone else's weekend?

Lots of Love, Sarah

P.S. I got to watch the Passion of the Christ again last night with the boyfriend and man do I love that movie! Really good, if you haven't seen it do.

Monday, April 13, 2009

So Happy Easter everyone. Yes I know I'm a day late but it's better late than never right?

How was every one's Easter? Mine was fabulous and I have much to talk about however I'm leaving for the day and I have a things to do tonight so I can't blog until tomorrow. :( I know you all are sad but it will be okay.

But before I leave I will leave you with a picture that I got on Easter:It's called the Easter Peep Show. If you can't see the picture very clearly go to Google and Image Search Easter Peep Show. Very funny and clever. :) Just a little humor to brighten you day.

Have a wonderful day everyone. Lots of Love!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

So I applied for a part time job last Friday. I applied to work at a crab cake concession stand through the months of May-October. The ad stated that you make anywhere from $100-150 dollars a day! I was like alright, sounds awesome when can I start? I had my interview on Monday and it went well. They told us about the company, etc. It seems like a good seasonal job where I really can make that much money a day. The only problem? I will be working anywhere from 12-16 hours a day! Yeah you read that right. I most likely will work from 5 AM to 9 PM on Saturdays. Granted I am only working every other Saturday still that's a lot of hours just working one day. Hopefully I can do it and still be okay for my full-time job. I keep reminding myself that it is just a seasonal job and that I can quit if it really gets to be too much. We shall see, we shall see.

In other news, Easter is Sunday and I'm excited to see both sides of my family and excited to eat. :) The boyfriend and I are going to an Easter Service tonight at his church and then I'm going with my family on Easter to their church (the church I grew up in). Hopefully I can find some time Saturday to make Chocolate P.B. Eggs and I really want to make some time to dye some eggs. The boyfriend keeps talking about it so I hope we can. I haven't dyed eggs in forever!

Well I must get going. I'm super hungry and need to work for 2 hours before I can even begin to think about eating!

Have a Happy Easter Everyone and stay safe. Lots of love!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Just wanted to shout-out to everyone to have a wonderful delightful weekend. It's raining here and it's kind of cold but the weather man says that it should be beautiful this weekend. I guess we'll see. I'm so hoping for a gorgeous day on Saturday. I really want to take a long walk in the woods or a park so I'm hoping for nice weather. :) *Fingers Crossed*

Besides the weather, I am going to be pretty busy this weekend. The boyfriend's cousins are coming out today and we are going to go out tonight and hang with them. Saturday I am getting invitations and making them for my Mom's Surprise 50th Birthday Party and I am also going to be seeing my wonderful friend S that I haven't seen in forever! Sunday I'm going to church and then visiting my Dad at the Wine Store he works at. That should be pretty fun. We are getting tastings and might even get a FREE bottle of Wine. Yummy and so relaxing.

Well I'm off to start my weekend but have a lovely safe fun-filled weekend everyone! Lot of Love!
*Photo courtesy of Google Images*

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I know that I haven't been exactly good at writing recently but it's not because I don't like you all or anything I'm just busy once again.

I don't feel like writing a super-de-dooper long post today so everything is a recap of the past few days. I hope you don't mind but my mind can't even begin to write about everything I have been doing.

So without further aido here's the RECAP:

  • We didn't go to a Irish Pub on St. Patrick's Day. Instead we went downtown into the city where you could drink for FREE for 3 hours after you paid a cover fee. That cover fee covered 4 bars, 1 green plastic cup that you drank out of, a t-shirt,beads,and a green plastic hat. We had a lot of fun and I def. got my french fries and some good drinks. :) Oh and since it was free drinks we couldn't get specialtiy drinks so therefore I didn't get my Thin Mint Drink. :( BOO!
  • The boyfriend and I went to BINGO up the street from my apartment 2 weeks ago and I won $25.00 dollars! It was a really fun time plus they give you a free meal when you play. I went last week with my Stepmom and didn't win but it was still fun. I'm thinking this will have to be atleast a bi-weekly thing!
  • The boyfriend left last Wed. up to his cabin so I was alone by myself for 5 days. I got a lot done and got to hang out with some people that I normally don't get to see.
  • Saturday I went to NYC and saw Mamma Mia on Broadway with the boyfriend's family. Well at least all the girls in the family. It was so much fun and I felt like home going back to NYC. I just love it there. *I'll post some pics from the trip soon*
  • Sunday the boyfriend got home and I was so excited to see him. :)
  • Yesterday after work the boyfriend met me at my mom's house and we took her dog Izzie and his dog Pozy to a local park and we walked around for about 2 hours. It was a lot of fun and the dogs def. enjoyed it. It was so nice just to spend some alone time with the boyfriend and it was relaxing! After we dropped off Izzie we went back to the boyfriend's house and lifted weights, did our abs and hung out for a bit.
  • Today is just another typical tuesday. Tonight is Weight Watchers like usual, going for a walk with my group after the meeting, and possibly seeing the boyfriend. Also food is a must since I don't eat for like 5 hours before my weigh-in. *I seriously better lose some weight tonight b/c I have been extremely good and have worked out like a mad women. If I go up tonight the weight watchers crew better watch out.*

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe St. Patrick's Day. In honor of the day I'm wearing green and tonight I will be celebrating with the boyfriend and some friends at an Irish Pub.

I will be eating some of these:
(It's after my Weight Watchers Mtg. so I can have them hehe)

And drinking some of these:
I'm sure the boyfriend will be drinking these:
And eating some of these:

Yes we don't eat the Irish Food but we definitely drink the "green" drinks. I'm so looking up a recipe for the bartender on Thin Mint Martinis. Those sound soooo good and well their green so I can't go wrong with that! Pretty much they are just like the Dirty Girl Scout Shot so I'm just going to ask for that but as a drink.

I hope everyone has a fabulous day and has some fun tonight. At least get one drink and join in on the festivities. WEAR YOUR GREEN!

*Photos taken from Google Images*

Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

So it's another Monday so you know what that means, The Weekend Wrap-Up.

Friday night I went grocery shopping at Target and got some incredible deals there and used my gift card to pay for the entire amount so it was definitely great to be able to shop there. After I went shopping I decided to get the rest of my ingredients that I needed to make my recipes for next week. I saved tons of money at the grocery store too. Very excited. Seeing as how my checking account has $1.00 in it till Friday I needed to save as much money as possible. Very excited. I went home and made this amazing recipe that I found on $5 Dollar Dinners. If you haven't been to that site, you MUST go now. Seriously amazing. No, no one is paying me to say anything or gush about it. I seriously am in love with this website. Although in Pennsylvania I can't find meat that is cheap I still learn how to plan healthy delicious meals for under let's say $8.00 in PA. It might be $5.00 there but it's $8.00 here, and well that's okay with me. I've been getting into cooking more and getting more ideas and so when I ran across this website I knew it was a match made in heaven. Anyways let's move on. :)

Saturday was such an awesome day. The boyfriend signed him and I up for PAWS-Abilities on Saturday and asked me to bring my mom's dog Izzie. Izzie goes on play "dates" with boyfriend's dog Pozy and so it was natural for us to bring our dogs to play with other dogs and see all the cool things at the event. PAWS-Abilities is an event to showcase dogs that have talents either "dressing" up, agility races, etc. The event also showcases service dogs. It was super cool watching some of the dogs dressed up and it was neat to see our dogs react to all the other dogs. My little Izzie is a mini daschund so she was surrounded by HUGE dogs all day. She was so fearless and couldn't have cared less. She thought she was tough so nothing bothered her, not even the Mastiffs or Great Danes. LOL. Pozy on the other hand is a Springer Spaniel and was super scared and very timid the entire day. She stayed right by Izzie's side and made sure that she couldn't get harmed. My mom decided to come along too and so did boyfriend's mom so they finally got a chance to meet. That was nice and they seem to have hit it off right away. That made me feel better since I was a nervous wreck for them to meet. My mom can sometimes say the weirdest things so I was just a little worried. I'll have more pictures once I get them from the boyfriend. The pictures are priceless and are so funny of the dogs.

Saturday night the boyfriend and I decided to do the St. Patty's Day thing since there were supposed to be some bars that were having specials and parties that night rather than having it on the actual day. We had invited almost everyone we knew to come out but everyone was busy so we just decided to go ourselves and have a good time. We dressed up in Green, wore beads the whole shebang and what do you know almost everywhere we went the parties were not there. I wish I could show you the boyfriend and I but because of Privacy Issues I can't. I can however show you this picture of me. I blurred out my face but you can still see what I'm wearing. :)

Yes I take pictures of myself in the bathroom. Don't judge me. (Sorry that the face is blurry but it's for privacy reasons)

Only one bar was an Irish Bar and was playing music but that was about it. It was lame but the boyfriend and I did have a great time and drank ourselves silly. :) It was a good night with good laughs. I was hit on my a 65 year old who thought I was "the most beautiful girl in the entire world". While that was nice an all he was real creepy and gave me his phone number so we all could have a 4 some. Umm-no thank you mister. The boyfriend was so ready to punch him but luckily security threw him out after I kept letting them know what he was doing. Otherwise the night was really really fun.

Sunday was just a typical Sunday. Nothing special. My brother came over and we made a pizza. A Homemade Pizza. Another recipe courtesy of $5 Dollar Dinners. Click Here and you can see the recipe for this awesome Pizza. Very delicious and we had a super fun time making it. In all hon esty though it really really simple to make. I was quite surprised.
My Awesome beyond Awesome Pizza.

How's was your weekend? Tell me all about it! I would love to hear from you! Have a great Monday everyone!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Over at Summer in Newport she is having a giveaway for a necklace of her very own. It is so gorgeous and I'm secretly hoping that I win. Please go over to her site and sign up to win this gorgeous necklace! The Giveaway end March 13th.

The Rules for Her Giveaway are as followed:
1. For one entry, just reply to this post with your name and email.
2. For two entries, become a follower of this blog (click "follow this blog" on the right hand side of Summer in Newport)and leave me a comment letting me know-including your email.
3. For three entries, become a follower and include this giveaway on your blog, linking back to my blog. Please leave a comment with your email letting me know you have done this so I can credit you properly.

Go check her out to try to win this awesome necklace. Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

So Over at Drew and Ashley they are having a giveaway. It's a secret giveaway but if you tell them something about yourself, your dislikes and likes in colors you might be the lucky winner.

Please visit this link and you can enter to win this secret giveaway. Please remember that this giveaway ends March 11th so hurry on over and enter!

The rules are as followed:
*Step 1* Comment on this post to enter your name into the drawing (you don’t have to be a follower unless you just want to).

*Step 2* In your comment, tell me a few of your favorite colors, mention some words that describe your personality and tell me a color you DON’T like! Add whatever you want me to know about you.

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Good Luck


The boyfriend had his police officer test on Saturday morning. He had to get at least a 70 to pass the written portion to move on to the physical part and he PASSED. So next he moved on to the physical part and PASSED with flying colors. He out shined everyone and was #1 in the entire group. Out of more than 200 people that showed up he was #1!! I'm so proud of him. He really worked hard studying to make sure he could get this test and he passed. So next he moves on to filling out applications for the 3 different offices he could potentially work at. After he fills them out hopefully he gets interviews and they go from there. I'm so excited and proud of him and I believe that this could be the start of something great for him and I. :)

Our weekend was busy like usual but never less fun. On Friday I wasn't supposed to see him but since he was down about the job and everything I decided to come over and watch a movie with him and relax. On Saturday I cleaned all day and basically sat around till about 5 when I went out to dinner with the boyfriend's family. It was his grandfather's birthday so the entire family came out to a restaurant and it was a good time. After that we hit up a local bar before we headed to a Comedy Show. I met up with my friend, let's call her K there and the boyfriend's friend was along too. Out of the blue I saw someone I hadn't seen in years. We'll call her T. I was friends with T for years but she moved and we lost touch. I couldn't believe that I saw her and so we caught up and now have numbers so we can hang out again! I'm so excited about that. I never see anyone that I know when I'm out so it was great to see an old friend.

The Comedy Show was awesome. I know the girl who sells the tickets for the show because she is the little sister of one of my friends. The place was packed and she was getting annoyed with everyone that she just decided to comp. our tickets so we got in FREE to the show. Also the best part...Front row seats right on the stage. Freaking Awesome! It pays to know the right people. The show was funny and we had a few drinks which helped but it was hilarious. I have only been there once before but each time they are funny and don't disappoint. I'll show you guys all the pictures when I finally get them back from K.

After we got done with the show, K decided to part ways but the boyfriend, his friend and I decided to hit another bar and just chill out. I met up with my cousin who is the bouncer for the bar and we had a great time. We had a few Dirty Girl Scout Shots and had a few drinks. If you haven't had the Dirty Girl Scouts you are missing out. These things taste just like Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream. You can't taste the alcohol in them and they are so yummy. Be careful because if you order too much of them you will start feeling it though. LOL. Just a little information the next time you are out. I almost always get this shot and love it each time.

Sunday was daylight savings time so that threw me off but I did end up exercising and cleaning the apartment so overall that was a pretty productive day. We went out to eat at night to a new restaurant. Don't you love trying new places out? I know I do. Anyways this place was pretty cool. It looked like a neighborhood and looked like you were in a Fire Department as well. I know I'm not good at describing this but it really was awesome. They also had these huge bottles of Vodka and other liquors that were emptied but were once used for the bar itself. Very cool place. After that we just hung out for the rest of the day and played Mario Party.

Overall it was a great weekend full of fun. How was everyone weekend?

*Photos taken from Google Images*