Monday, February 23, 2009

New Look

Ta-da! My blog now has a new look to represent spring. However, upon Trent's discovery, what you're seeing as my new colors may not be what I'm seeing :( What I see is a pretty olive green as the background, and you might be seeing a greyish green--not what I wanted! I picked out the colors on Trent's home computer and they showed up different on his laptop. Then we looked at it on my laptop... another color. Oh well, Trent likes it and I'm tired of messing around with colors, so it's gonna stay like this. Now, the new blog banner has a different story.

I've been working on this thing for 3 days! (with Trent's help of course) And I'm still not 100% satisfied with the final product. I think I need to refine my photoshop skills to get what I really want. All I wanted was a picture frame that had some pictures in it sitting on top of a picnic table overlooking a scene. Is that so hard?? Obviously it is cuz it took me 3 days to finish it. Oh well, I wanted something spring-like and I think I got it. Lemme know what ya think.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

V-Day Recap

"I hate Valentine's Day" is what I've been saying for years, even though I have a boyfriend. Trent and I usually boycott Valentine's Day because we just view it as a made up holiday. I hate how it makes single people feel like crap. I refuse to buy a card or chocolates because I do not want to support these companies. Call me a sourpuss, but that's just my opinion. Just because we don't make a huge deal about Valentine's Day doesn't mean I won't do a little something special for my love.

This year, I made *surprise*cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes with red sprinkles. That's it. And Trent gave me Dove chocolates with caramel, my favorite. Trent has been asking me for about a week "Are we doing anything for Valentine's Day?" I finally broke down and told him we could go to Red Lobster only because I have a giftcard from Christmas. So we decided to go to Red Lobster after church. We were hoping it wouldn't be so busy since we wouldn't get there til 8. WRONG. We made our way through the sardine-packed waiting area and waited in line just to put our names in. After about 30 seconds, we both said screw it and left.

We drove to Olive Garden and the situation wasn't any better. This time, we didn't even get out of the car. We drove all around South Bend looking for somewhere to eat. We were starving! By then, I didn't even care where we ate, I just needed some food! hah Even though we were starving and driving around.... we had soooo much fun. I LOVE just driving around with Trent. We were spending time together and having a good time, what more could we have wanted? We just laughed at the situation and ended up at Martin's supermarket. We decided to find something to make at home.

Neither one of us cook... ever. We ended up in the pasta isle and decided to make a fettucini recipe that was on the noodle box. We grabbed some cheesy garlic bread and headed to his house. We got there at about 9:30 and made our dinner together, in our dressy clothes. It was so much fun. We're goofballs anyway so we had a good time. We finally got to eat at about 10:15. By then, we weren't even hungry anymore because we were so tired. Our dinner was so delicious though. We ate the leftovers for lunch today.

So that was our lovely, hectic Valentine's Day. It was a nice day. All I really want for Valentine's Day is just to be with my love. And that's what happened, I was satisfied. Thank you for being you. Lesson learned for next year: make a reservation.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Blog Parched

Since I've been slacking on the blogging lately (due to school papers and tons of reading), and Trent reminds me almost everyday "Abby, you need to post!", I've decided to just post a survey I took on facebook a few weeks ago. It's called "25 random things" and basically it's 25 things you may or may not have known about me. Sorry guys, I'm out of ideas.

1. I'm kind of a hypcondriac. Every little thing that goes wrong with my body makes me feel like I'm close to death.

2. I really love school. I wish I could be a professional student and never graduate so I don't have to get a "real job"

3. I lived with my parent(s) up until last year. I had to move out of my house cuz we sold it. I now live "on my own" with my older sister in an apartment. I love it.

4. I've been working at Pizza Hut since I was a junior in high school. I can do everything except the manager's paperwork.

5. Drinking alcohol gives me a headache

6....therefore, I've never been drunk

7. I hate driving anywhere other than in my own town (probably b/c of what happened to me in #20--scarred me 'literally' for life!). I've never even driven to the mall.

8. I cannot function in the mornings without my thermos of coffee.

9. I always use hand sanitizer before I eat at restaurants and I wash my hands before eating anything at home

10. I have a "good side" when pictures are being taken of me.

11. I am probably the biggest people pleaser you'll ever come across. I just hate conflict. I even try to make strangers feel comfortable around me

12. I have a blog.

13. I feel really awkward around kids. I just don't know how to talk to them or act around them.

14. I like to wear colored/patterned socks. You will rarely see me wearing plain white socks.

15. I cannot wear my hair the same way everyday. It's either straight, wavy, down, up, halfway up... I need change!

16. I always lose weight during the school year and gain weight during the summer. Last year I weighed 98 during the winter and gained 14 pounds during the summer! probably not too healthy, but oh well, I've evened out since then

17. Unlike everyone else my age, I still have another year of college. It's not good to change your major your junior year.

18. My parents got divorced when I was 18, after I graduated high school. My mom got remarried around Thanksgiving in '07 and lives in Plymouth. My dad has been with his current girlfriend for about a year. He lives with her in Granger. I really like both of the people my parents are with.

19. I wear the same jeans almost everyday to school. Hey, if I feel like I look good in them, why NOT wear them everyday?!

20. I didn't get the training wheels off of my bike until I was 7. Probably b/c my brother made me crash when I was 5 and my teeth went through my bottom lip. I had to get 5 stitches, you can see them in my kindergarten school picture

21. Today, Trent and I agreed that if he buys a rediculously expensive lens for his camera with his tax money, then I get to upgrade the engagement ring I picked out ;)

22. I use cherry-flavored Chapstick. (But I've never kissed a girl) -- if you don't get the joke, you're too old lol sorry!

23. This sounds very cliche, but Trent really is my best friend. I tell him everything, even stuff he really doesn't want to hear about. And if you tell me a secret, he's more than likely going to know about it.

24. I've just recently discovered that I don't have to take a shower EVERY single day. People cannot tell whether or not I've recently washed my hair, so it doesn't matter

25. When I was 9, I wrote "F--- you" on a piece of paper and stuck it in our neighbor's mailbox. I didn't even know it was like the worse cuss word haha. I was with my brother and some friends and they all ratted me out. It was probably the worse thing I ever did as a my bad!

p.s.- I've been thinking about changing my blog background colors to something more spring-like. fall is over!



Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'm Not Gonna Die Afterall!

I had my doctor's appointment this morning at 9. I told him everything that has been going on and he said this happens to a lot of people, more than people realize. He said that a valve in my heart is supposed to go only one way but sometimes it will go the other way. This causes my heart to skip a beat or beat really fast for a second, which causes me to become lightheaded. Also, when I drink a lot of caffiene, that causes my heart to beat faster which doesn't help the valve. And for my leg cramps, I need to start taking a multivitamin and keep hydrated. I'm not getting enough potassium in my diet so the multivitamin will help with the muscle cramps. Sooo...... I'm normal. He said if this keeps happening more often or if I feel like it interrupts my life too much, I might have to wear a heart monitor for a week to see if I have some kind of irregular heartbeat.

Yay! I think I'm gonna be alright! Flintstone vitamins, here I come!