Friday, April 15, 2011

things that make me smile


The piles of assorted beers left in your fridge after a party (score!)
Wearing clothes just out of the dryer (mmm,warm)
Sleeping in new bed sheets (so crisp and so clean!)
Living with someone who doesn’t mind killing spiders (love you nate!)
The first shower you take after not showering for awhile (aw yea)
Your own pillow after having to sleep with a different one (love it!)
A cold glass of water on a really hot day (relief)
Snow days (and then you go places anyway, rebel!)
When you’re really tired and about to fall asleep and someone throws a blanket on you (thanks)
The moment at a concert when the lights go out before the band comes on (excitment!)
Using all the different shampoos in someone else’s shower (mm, smell testing)
Really tall people (they are so amazing)
A plunger when you really need one (i never had had that)
The smell and sound of a campfire (and smores and hobo pies)
Taking off your bra after wearing it for awhile (yay ladies)
Finding out your birthday is on a Friday or Saturday (lets party!)
Snow falling on Christmas Eve(aww, picture perfect)
Not having a hangover when you thought you would (awesome)
Smell of coffee (yummy)
Getting out of the car after a really long trip (streeeetch)
Finally having your ears pop (sometimes gum doesnt help)
Remembering the good memories after someone has gone on (miss you)
Doing something half assed at the last minute and having it work out (lucky)
Returning to your warm bed after getting up in the middle of the night (mm comfort)
A random compliment (*blush* thanks!)
Seeing a cop on the side of the road and realizing you were going the speed limit (rare)
Getting gas just before the price goes up (i dont notice gas prices, but can relate to other things)
Taking your high heels off at the end of the night and walking in bare feet (the pain for beauty)
Catching someone singing in their car (i do too)
When you sneeze and a stranger says bless you (thanks stranger!)
Walking into a house to the smell of cookies (i love cookies!)
Waking up really thirsty and realizing there is a glass of water next to your bed (yay, dont have to get up)
When you flip to a radio station and a song you love is just starting (i sing my heart out then)
When you look at your cell phone and a bunch of texts are waiting (i have friends!)
Giving people something they wanted (giving feels good)
A good hug (nate gives good hugs)
When someone brings donuts (hint hint)
When the plane suddenly speeds up on the runway (i hate landing)
When the phone rings and it’s someone you were just thinking of (crazy!)
When it feels like the lyrics to a song were written just for you (i thought they always were?)
When strangers wish you happy holidays (some people are just nice)
When the DJ plays your request (swing it around like a helicopter!)
The one person who laughs after you tell a really bad joke (thank you)
Moving forward or moving on (appreciate the present but look forward to the future)
When a baby falls asleep on you (so sweet)
Napping with someone else (thanks for being there)
Peeling the sticky glue off your new credit card (i like the idea of it being "right")
The moment on vacation when you forget what day it is (that is relaxation!)
Hanging out with just your mom/dad (love you!)
The last few hours before the weekend (i have the whole weekend ahead of me)
Walking into class and seeing a substitute (usually means a movie)
When someone gets you (cause not everyone does)
When it suddenly just clicks (hell ya!)
Do nothing days (especially on rainy days)
Finally taking the perfect picture (working on that)
Finishing your last exam (see ya!)
Walking into a crowded party and immediately locking eyes with someone you know (i hate parties)
When a social event you didn’t want to go to gets canceled (awesome)
Being next (such anticipation)
The air just before a thunderstorm (so electric, lol)
Seeing a really happy dog out for a walk (aww, sophers)
Hearing someone’s heart beat (a miracle)
When someone brings you back a gift from a trip (you better, jk)
Seeing your hometown skyline appear in the horizon (there is no place like home)
Wearing sweats (guilty pleasure)
The moment near the holidays when there is suddenly cookies, chocolate, and candy everywhere (:D)
Catching someone you love admiring you from across the room (xoxo)
Watching bartenders working really fast (they can be impressive)
Skinny dipping (i have never truly done that)
Walking into an air conditioned home when it’s really hot out (feels so good)
Seeing your reflection in a store window and really liking what you see (pop,lock it,drop it)
Finding money(makes me feel like i just won the lottery)
Looking at your alarm clock and realizing you still have a long time left to sleep (i <3 sleep)
When someone plays with your hair (i immediately forget everything else)
Looking into your pantry after going grocery shopping (so many choices)
The first meal you cook in your new place (we can cook too!)
Hearing a baby laugh (aww, and at the simplest things)
The smell of sun tan lotion (so i know i wont burn to a crisp)
When your boss leaves early (dont tell him)
Bailing on a sled (weeee!)
Listening to your new favorite song over and over (this song was for me!)
Fitting everything into the dishwasher (i always make it fit)
When you suddenly remember it’s a long weekend (superb)
When you drive under an overpass during a rain storm (a moment of clarity)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

if you build it they will come

After we had an unusual spring day in the 70s, we are pumped about out plans for a little addition to the back side of our home... drumroll please... a deck! I am so excited about it that  I thought I would surprise Nate by digging some of the bricks that were in the way (surprise!) for him. I didn't think to take a before pic of that, but here is a after-the-bricks-were-pulled-out but pre-deck shot

 
see that patch of dirt next to the driveway? yah- i cleared that out, lugged all the bricks to the back of the garage (because I have no idea what else to do with them) and then moved the must-have-been-at-least-50-pounds-a-piece blocks of concrete in a pile (see those in the corner?) I have a plan for those, but have to get the man to approve. Hopefully, in a week or so, we will finally have a designated place to chillax in our backyard, AND finally put an end to the "why is there a door that leads to a three foot dropoff?" issue.