Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day

I found out today that Josh watches military-esque movies and history shows for Memorial Day every year. To learn more about the people who risked their lives and died for America. I hadn't really thought about doing that before, but I liked the idea when I heard it. Josh decided to go with something easy for me to get into since we started a movie in the evening. We went with The Rocketeer since it deals with patriotism and aviation and such between WWI and WWII. Yes, it's a bit of a stretch, but it's one of my favorite movies. And next year I'll be more likely to vote for a stronger theme since I'll be prepared for it.

I have also finally groomed my plants. I pulled off anything dead and Josh cut the basil plant where it died. So hopefully today's rain will help them grow. I do need to get my other plant to drain better though. I'm thinking of getting another ceramic pot and transplanting it so it will drain properly. It's relaxing to work on my plants, even if it isn't a proper garden and just some potted plants. I really enjoy it. I hope to someday have a full vegetable garden which will partially sustain my family and myself.

Today I started a new client near the beach. However, the weather is awful and therefore I decided not to take a walk on the beach. Tomorrow is supposed to be the same, so I'm thinking of getting warm clothes and going anyway. Today I was definitely not prepared. It's cold enough today that I'm thinking chili is a good idea, and I typically only have it in winter. Man, I wish it would warm up again.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Star Trek!

I finally had the opportunity to see Star Trek in theatres this afternoon. Oh my gosh, so much fun. I really enjoyed this one. I think I actually prefer this Kirk to the original.

My new plants that Josh and I transplanted this weekend are looking better (petunias, basil and mint). We brought them inside for the bad weather but left them next to the window so they'd still get sun. Hopefully they will begin to flourish soon.

I also learned how to throw a Frisbee yesterday afternoon. Josh and I were getting ready to spend the day together running errands and such and we decided to throw the Frisbee a little in the parking lot before it started raining. We will likely play again before much longer, which excites Josh way more than it does me (but I'm still happy I can finally throw a Frisbee well now, even if I have trouble getting it to go the direction I'd like).

We have also finally watched a lot of Sarah Connor Chronicles online. Only three more episodes until we're caught up. Whoo!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I'm so bad at remembering to post. Maybe I should try to schedule a weekly post or something.

This past week was rough on me physically. Work wasn't bad, but I spent two nights shopping with my cousin to help her find a versatile little black dress (and find one we did!). While it was totally worth it and I would do it again if I were to repeat this week, I'm definitely feeling more pain right now. The migraine is fairly manageable, but my back pain (partly due to stress) and general muscle pain has been more intense this week.

This weekend the goal was to keep it all low-key. Friday night Josh and I had a date at the bookstore and we spent three hours together reading (about 5-10 minutes browsing and Josh carried all the books I wanted to peruse to a chair so I could rest a bit). I went through probably seven books Friday night. Date night to the bookstore is one of my favorites.

Saturday, we went to see X-Men Origins: Wolverine again with two of our amazing friends. Then we had lunch out and went back to our friends' house to play Rock Band. I was so exhausted from all that that I fell asleep for about 10 minutes (which is a serious faux pas, by the way). I don't really remember falling asleep and Josh described it more as a "collapsing" kind of falling asleep. Luckily, it was over quickly and I felt a bit better. Then we picked up a friend from the train station (she was returning from vacation) and went out for a casual dinner. And back to the bookstore (but it was a Borders Saturday instead of my beloved Barnes & Noble).

Today I slept through the beginning of church and decided to just stay home. I haven't done much at all today yet, but in about 45 minutes Josh and I are going to pick up dessert and flowers to take to my grandmother's for Mother's Day. I'll get to spend time with Josh, Mom, Dad, my aunt Mary, Grandma, and Granddad. While I'm not going to see Nana (my dad's mom) I do hope to catch her on the phone this evening. I'm so lucky to have my mother and both grandmothers in my life and so close to me (no one is more than one hour's drive from my home).

So I didn't rest too much this weekend. But I shall try again for this upcoming week and weekend. I have a ton of research to do on a number of things and that should provide ample time for me to just sit down and read and learn rather than run around everywhere.

And as a mother's day note and something for me (and anyone else) to remember: Today is not always an easy day for women. Some women are blessed with children but many are struggling with infertility, miscarriages, or the loss of a child. While I've witnessed struggles for my family members and some friends, I've never experienced any of this myself. And I cannot even imagine what these women are going through. I'm keeping women in general in my prayers today, especially those who find Mother's Day painful.