Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Romantic things this week...

This time tomorrow- I'll be in CABO :) Woooooo..... Stay posted for fantastic pictures :)

Even getting ready for our vacation(which means I am stressed out and not so nice) with my MIL and good friends- the love of my life still managed a few romantic things in this week....

They are:

Putting moldy cupcakes in the garbage for me. I tried to. I really did-but I couldn't. And so he did it- without so much of a complaint.

Encouraged me to get two new pair of Bandolino shoes and two new bathing suits before our trip. Over each of our monthly allowances needs approval from the other 1/2. I didn't even have to ask- it was his suggestion. So sweet!

He sat through a very long fashion show of sun dresses while I was packing us up for Cabo. And I mean very long. He got to pick five when it was over - and I know he has definite opinions but instead he said- You look good in all of them. Ha!

He isn't selfish- and it's nice. This was shown when he made sure both of our kindles are charged for our plane ride!

Made dinner and brought it up so I could go on the Lost Vale run with our guild on Warhammer. It's romantic because he's not warded for it (Can't go in) and he still doesn't mind that I get to- and even helps me(run usually takes 3 hours) get through it. This is super confusing to non-gamers- so to put it simply-he let me play video games and ignore my other obligations.

Went kiss toll crazy. We have kiss tolls for everything-walking up stairs, leaving and entering the house. But this week- there were kiss tolls for EVERYTHING- packing kiss tolls, coffee making kiss tolls, laundry beeping kiss tolls.. and since Kissing leads to... - it's been a good week! :)

Speaking of Sex.. He's been REALLY romantic and sweet without being overly obvious about my disdain of not being pregnant. It's not that I'm worried about us- just that EVERYONE is pregnant- even people who don't want to be- and we WANT to be. Anyway, it's slightly frustrating - and he some how understands that and is super supportive of my clearly unhappy attitude about the whole thing.
(Btw- I'm truly happy for those who are pregnant, just wish I could join ya)

lalala- I am the luckiest woman alive!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Well there were some slight problems, as you may or may not know Electrician's never get shocked, we find sharp things we may not have expected but we never get shocked. I found a few sharp things today in the power supply while testing out the new case mod, turns out there were some frayed wires and they were grounding out the power supply brick, and in one not fun instance they grounded out to my arm. Turns out the power supply brick has the aerodynamic characteristics of a brick, which in turn meant a discussion with Sam about a new one, leading to... you guessed it me fixing the old one and making do.
So after 2 trips to Best Buy, one to get a new power supply and one to return said power supply after talking to my wife about buying it. I ate lunch in the garage with a soldering iron.

After repairing the power supply I learned that the plug to the mobo was too long, so I had to cut out the frame so the wire would fit:

I could not find any uninsulated wire so I went with shot line and a tilt on the screen to make it easier to read while sitting, I am not super happy with the sides but until I can strip down a pair of computer speakers they will do. I wanted to get it up and tested in place.
Over all learned a lot, and would do this again, I do need to strip some speakers and mount them beside the monitor and maybe a webcam have to see.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Joe's Projects

Well it has been a bit since I posted so here are some things that we have been working on, by we I mean mostly me since its about cooking and computers!

My Mom got me a book on bread making in 5 minutes a day, turns out it really takes a few more then that but not many, it also makes great bread. It helps that Sam figured out that it cost like 37 cents a loaf so she is on board. I have been making bread now for a few weeks and it is soooo good! The fact that they are free form loafs means you can make it into any shape you want, great for sandwich's or late night snacks!
My wife is a wonderful woman and knows that some times I have some crazy ideas. They generally work out for the best, and she tends to forget that I am rather handy, like every project she gives me crap but it turns out better then she expected. So now I am trying something new. We have a bin of old computer parts, some I have sold, some I have given away, most are still in the bin. Now its time to make use of them. What better way to do that then destroy a perfectly good laptop?

Yes those are tin snips, yes it was destructive, no it was most likely not required and yes I felt better after I used them. After all the hard work and a few messages from Sam:

It still works! Sweet!!! Now tomorrow a trip to my favorite place, Home Despot so I can get some wood. The whole idea behind this project is to make a wall hanging PC, so we can play music on it, watch a picture slide show, surf the net while gaming, and otherwise make more space on the desk. I did some research ahead of time and set up the software so that we can use the mouse and keyboard on the desktop to work on the laptop, also with the new case I am making it should fix the problem where if you bump the computer it turns off. I will post more pics as I make progress.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Romantic things....

So...we've noticed we're not typically "romantic" to one another. We don't do what most people would consider very romantic... We take rides on the Harley. We play video games together(currently Warhammer-Waaaggggh!). We bake bread. We read. No flowers or long walks on the beach.... Does that mean we're not a romantic couple?

This was a recent discussion of ours.. and we've decided you can find romanticism everywhere in what we do....

So, I am here to report Romantic things done by Joe this week:

1. He brought my chaps(when I thought I wouldn't need them) during a recent week night Harley "run". Whoa- We didn't get home until 10pm and it was CHILLY!

2. He asked to have my hot dog toasted after it came back boiled. Even though I told him it was fine.

3. It was cold the other night and he brought me a cup of tea without asking.

4. He saved the last coffee pod for me and waited until he got to work to brew his own coffee.

5. He texted me to tell me that he loved his lunch that day. (Salad with ham and turkey)

6. He let me pick the movie when we had Katelyn over.

7. He let me take the lap top to work (even though he prefers to game on it then the desk top at )without any complaints :)

How romantic Joe!

As for us- just counting down the days until CABO ( 11 days! ), enjoying many rides on the Harley, many nights at Pete and Sue's(neighbors we love), and fun just being together.


Friday, June 12, 2009

My new addiction..:) Swaaaaaaaaaag!

So my new favorite addiction is Swagbucks.
It's easy and FREE. You use Swagbucks as a search engine- and you accumulate "bucks". The bucks can be traded in for Gift Certificates.

For example- for every 45 swag bucks- I get $5.00 Amazon Gift Certificate. I easily average 30-50 swag bucks a day when I do a lot of searching/online reading.

Try it out: (just click below)
(I love it)

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Life......goes on!

Ah! June already?

Things are going well. We've been enjoying riding the Harley on the weekends and have been in quite a few great runs so far this summer. We're looking forward to more time on the Harley and many more runs planned. We'll post some pictures soon. We were thinking of putting in a garden and then decided not to since Pete and Sue told us they put in a garden that was too big for just the two of them. Perfect- We'll just go over there when we need fresh veggies!

We're counting down until Cabo-We leave on July 1st. We're so excited for a relaxing vacation-even if we had to give up building a deck to go. We think it will be a good exchange. We're not really sit outdoors people anyway. We're always out and about so it can wait another summer.

That's about it for us right now. It's just so nice to have him home and be spending quality time together. The Navy underway schedule starts to feel normal at some points and you forget how real relationships get all that time together. I get overwhelmingly sad when I see the Welcome Home banners- It's weird. I'm just so glad those up and down emotions aren't part of my life right now. My husband is home at 5:00. Home on the weekends. He's here to enjoy all life has to offer- he's here for me. He's here to start our family. We have to pinch ourselves in reminder that- YES this is going on! And of course... we appreciate it so very much.

xoxo- Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Life lessons from Grey's Anatomy?

Everyone who knows Joe and I well know that we don't watch TV or even have cable. We read news online. And if we had cable.. we'd watch the Discovery, Travel and Military Channels. Those cost extra- so no thanks(For now).

I do watch Grey's Anatomy. I just have loved that show from Day 1.
Here are some quotes that I thought were memorable this season.

What do you think?

"You never know the biggest day of your life is your biggest day, not until it’s happening. You don’t recognize the biggest day of your life, not until you’re right in the middle of it. The day you commit to something or someone. The day you get your heart broken. The day you meet your soul mate. The day you realize there’s not enough time because you wanna live forever. Those are the biggest days. The perfect days. "

"We spend our whole lives worrying about the future, planning for the future, trying to predict the future, as if figuring it out will cushion the blow. But the future is always changing. The future is the home of our deepest fears and wildest hopes. But one thing is certain when it finally reveals itself. The future is never the way we imagined it. "

"We all get at least one good wish in a year over the candles on our birthday. Some of us throw in more, on eyelashes, fountains, lucky stars. And every now and then, one of those wishes come true. So what then? Is it as good as we hoped? Do we bask in the warm glow of our happiness or do we just notice we’ve got a long list of other wishes waiting to be wished."

"Heaven, hell, limbo, no one really knows where we’re going or what’s waiting for us when we get there. But the one thing we can say for sure, with absolute certainty, that’s there are moments that take us to another place, moments of heaven on earth. And maybe for now, that’s all we need to know."

"Remember when we were little and we would accidentally bite a kid on the playground. Our teachers would go, “Say you’re sorry”, and we would say it, but we wouldn’t mean it cause the stupid kid we bit, totally deserved it. But as we get older, making amends isn’t so simple. After the playground days are over you can’t just say it, you have to mean it. "