13 March, 2012

Life is a funny thing..

I guess it's not so much life that's so funny as it is God has a sense of humor. I've said before, and I'll keep saying it because He just keeps proving it to be true, this year God is really teaching me to be patient. Besides patience, He's showing me who is really the boss around here.(Don't tell my husband though because I have him convinced I'm the boss!)

But anyway.. its funny how much has changed so quickly. Not noticeably really, its all been subtle. Stephen got a new job(civilian). He's now working at a golf course as the head of lawn equipment maintenance. (The same guy who couldn't fix my lawn mower last summer.. I know, weird.) After some adjustment he's really starting to like it. He's learning the ins and outs pretty quickly and he's taking advantage of the golfing perks. He's been hitting balls at the driving range on the course almost every day after work. Can't hate on that!

We've pretty much established that active duty isn't in the cards for us right now. Hubs had some old credit card debt from when he was 18 that he would have to pay off completely before he could switch, and we don't have the extra money for that right now. So looks like we're in Florida for now! I know God knows what He's doing. I was disappointed at first, but I'm kinda glad we'll be close to our families and the weather lately has reminded me how much I love it here! Beach days in February? Can't beat that!

Since we're staying I went back on the job hunt. My patience for waiting tables is wearing thin and it's the off season at the sports bar so the money isn't where I need it to be. I actually had an interview last Friday for a job I would love to get, and got a call back a few hours later for a 2nd interview!(Hoping that's a good sign) My 2nd interview is tomorrow morning, so fingers crossed and extra prayers please!

We're actually looking into buying a house here now too. Well not as so much as my grandparents buying a rental/investment property that we'll live in and upkeep. Can't think of better "landlords"! It would be nice to be able to settle in somewhere we could live long term and get comfortable in, but only time will tell. Stephen also seems to have caught a case of baby fever and wants to put a date on "starting to try". I think I can thank my sweet Trae baby for rubbing off on "Uncle Tephen". :) It won't be too soon, but the fact that Stephen jumped on board is a step in the right direction! He keeps reminding me to make a doctor's appointment to move in that direction. But that's a story for another day, one thing at a time right now. I'll hopefully have more of an update on all of these changes sometime next week(especially  my new job!).
(How could you not want one of him?!?!)

Last weekend was another epic one(I had barely recovered from mardi gras!) We ran the McGuire's 5K on Saturday morning. Well Stephen ran, I walked and drank beer with Bryan. After lunch(and more beer) at one of our favorite restaurant's downtown, Hopjack's, we headed home to shower and nap. Then it was off to Orange Beach to see the Brantley Gilbert/Eric Church concert at the wharf!

They were amazing live. We had a blast tailgating and going to the show. After the show we were all wearing down so we ended up staying at a hotel over there. We stopped for some of the best BBQ ever. I wish I had a picture of the place, I can't even remember the name of it!

We all crashed pretty quickly even though there were 5 of us in one room. We slept in the next day, but still managed to wake up with pretty wicked hangovers. I think we can blame that on the dehydration. Woof! We were all starving and thirsty so where better to go to nurse a hangover than Lambert's in Foley! After lunch, a pit stop at the Mossy Oak and Coleman outdoors outlets, we headed home.(I need to find some more girl friends so I don't always have to be the only girl on these excursions!)Hint hint: guys get girlfriends! :P

It took all of Sunday and half of Monday, but I'm feeling a million times better today! I had the day off so I turned into a bit of a domestic goddess. Laundry all done and put away, house cleaned really well, gym time, trip to the commissary for about a month's worth of groceries, and then cleaned both cars inside and out. Go me! :) Stephen even voluntarily went for a walk with me after I was done with the cars, and it was his idea!
My energy just kept up as I went on a cooking spree in the kitchen. I'm on another pinterest kick. I have two weeks worth of dinners and snacks planned based on things I've seen. So tonight I let the hubby picked and we ended up trying out the chipotle chicken burritos. They were delicious, but a little messy. They worked much better as a dip with tortilla chips. DELISH!

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I also attempted to back some banana chips. Those weren't as big of a success. The ones that came out right are delicious! Over half the pan burnt though. I know for next time not to leave them in so long. Luckily I only used 2 of the 5 bananas on the first go so I'll see if I can't perfect it on the next round!

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My favorite of my cooking marathon if you can call it "cooking" is the spinach feta hummus. Again, not the most beautiful looking dish, but OH MY WORD! SOOOO delicious! I think I will be making this consistently so I never have to do without. (I'm back on a healthy eating and working out routine so I'm trying to branch out to more healthy snacks and meals.)

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Whew! That's enough for today! My burst of energy is quickly waning. If you stuck it out with me through this ridiculous post I appreciate you reading my novel and hope you try one of those yummy recipes!(Thank the Lord for pinterest!) I'll be back again this week I promise! Hopefully with more updates and yummy recipes! Happy Tuesday y'all!

1 comment:

  1. I hope things fall into place. I know a lot of times I just look up and say "really, really?" But I know HE has a plan.

    Keep your chin up.

    And I miss BBQ (don't tell the husband lol)