Sunday, March 30, 2008

Life Happens

It has been so long since I have blogged, I think I may have forgotten how. A lot has happened recently. Most importantly, I turned 30! Ug. And yes, it was as bad as I thought it would be. My family and friends have been supportive in helping me through this difficult time. :) Hubby and I went on a cruise earlier this month. Pictures are below. We spent a few days with his sister and her family in Florida. It was so warm and relaxing, that it was hard to come home to 40 degrees.
Easter was fun. We had Steve & Erika and Brian & Darrah over for lunch. I polished the silver, got out the 'good' china and served corned beef and cabbage. I love it, but its my mom's sauce for the meat that really makes the meal. If any of you like vinegar and want it, I'll post the recipe.

This past weekend Darrah, Erika and I went down to Atlantic City to celebrate my birthday. We ate at P.F.Changs, then wandered around and shopped. I got this great dress to match my pink 'turning 30' shoes that I got in Florida. They let me wear the dress out of the store. Then we wandered around the casino. We each put a dollar in the nickel slot machines and then realized we didn't know how to work the machines. Have you ever tried to read the 'help' screens on slot machines?! We were even more confused, so we just started pushing buttons which turned out to be more fun. Then we ended up going to Erika's to watch a movie and eat ice cream. Aren't these girls great? They helped take the edge off feeling old.

In other news, Hubby is in the process of changing jobs. He has been working under a general manager that has a knack for making life miserable for everyone. Hubby decided to accept a job offer from J.Ruga and to do the computer work for his businesses. This should be a lot less stressful and he will have the opportunity to do more of the developmental side of things that he really enjoys.

Hubby finally got his bonus from last year and suggested that we go out and look at bedroom furniture. So, Saturday afternoon we drove up to Cherry Hill and looked around. Wouldn't you know, after 4 stores, we found a set we both really liked, at JCPenny. We decided to buy the set because we loved it, and it was on sale! Now Hubby wants to get the bedroom painted before we move the new furniture in, and we might as well paint our bathroom while we are at it. But...our walls are terrible and need to be sanded down... and we still have STUFF in our bedroom that has to come out if we are going to sand or paint.... so, this week we are going to be living upstairs in the guest bedroom while we pack up stuff and move all our clothes into the dining room I guess. Anyhoo, since we both work all week, things are going to be crazy around here. It will be nice to have a new bed and new furniture. The set we have been using was 'rescued' from someone else that had gotten a new bedroom set.

See? Its just one thing after another. Life gets busy, and before you know it- months have gone by. Oh! If I forgot to mention, I have a job now! I am waitressing at a little mom and pop diner in Dorothy. I really enjoy it. It's got that small town feel, with all the regular customers. It's not rocket science and it keeps me moving... which is pretty much the only exercise I get, but it's doing the trick! I only work about 20 hrs, 4 days a week, but I'm hoping to cut back to 3 days once they hire someone else. I like working, but my housework does suffer. And I don't have time for my scrapbooking either anymore, which is bad because fun pictures keep piling up!

Anniversary Cruise

We had a great time on the cruise- a relaxing vacation. It was so beautiful! The water was 10 different shades of blue and the islands smelled wonderful with all the flowers in bloom. We left out of Ft. Lauderdale. It was a 5 day cruise and it stopped one day in Georgetown, Grand Caymen and one day in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. This was an anniversary/my 30th birthday present, and we had so much fun. I had a minor panic attack while trying to snorkel, but other than that, it was a great trip. Yes, for those of you who know me, I actually went snorkeling! As in, ALL the way in the water! I clung to a life ring and my life vest for dear life and after a while I was enjoying myself. And yes, I know how to swim, I just DON'T LIKE to. It was worth it though. I have always wanted to do it, I was just a big fraidy-cat. The water was a bit murky in Jamaica but we still got to see some really pretty fish, lots of different kinds of coral and that funky sea cucumber. For those of you who haven't cruised before, you should try it!! It really is a great deal (if you shop for deals and go in the off season), the food is gourmet, the views are spectacular and you don't have to keep packing and unpacking. I had everything in my head that I wanted to blog about, but life gets busy and I didn't have time to post.

Ft. Lauderdale

We stayed at Scott and Lisa Rochons for a few days after our cruise. It is so beautiful in Florida this time of year! It was so nice to wear shorts and sandals!