Friday, January 28, 2011

Am I lucky or what?


I still got sand in my shoes...

Hello. Despite some sad news about an old schoolmate, I am in an.... embracing mood today. I suppose tragedies help us realize that what we've been bitching about is better than not being able to bitch at all. If that makes any sense. I normally try to live my life in an "it's all good" manner like my daddy taught me but sometimes I get caught up in a pity party. We're all guilty of it. My whole philosophy has always been, "if you don't want to do something and it makes you unhappy, either don't do it or find a way to improve it." I've recently discovered (I know, a little late in the game) that sometimes you have to do things that make you miserable so that you will not be more miserable a couple years down the road. It'll all be worth it in the end, I just have to remember that.

So here's a couple things that happened recently that I feel good about.

1. It took me 3 months to gain my holiday weight (yes, the holidays start in October- I love candy!) and as of this morning, I have officially lost everything I gained! I'm back on track for summertime!

2. On that note, I found a pair of pants that I got last summer and I was going to wear them today. I pulled them on, stopped, and checked the tag. I would've sworn they were my husbands- I was swimming in them!

3. Every assignment that I have sacrificed sleep for this quarter I got an A on. Worth it? Maybe...

4. I get to go on field trips on Thursdays and yesterday we went to the beach. What for? That's a good question- I was hanging out with the sea anemones so I wasn't really paying attention. 

5. To celebrate getting back on track with my weight loss- I bought myself some new makeup. It was just a crazy coincidence that I ran out this morning and would've needed to buy some anyway. Or maybe I'm just over-justifying. 

6. While at Sephora (<3) I went up to almost every saleswoman there and asked for a free sample of a product of my choice. Hey- I'm a poor grad student, don't judge me!

7. I got 8.5 hours of sleep last night. It was amazing.

8. And finally, and most importantly, it's the weekend!! That means I get to hang out with my husband, cook more, and wake up slow.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The bobble.

Me. "I bought you a water bottle with the filter already built in so you can filter water on the go."
Him. "Ok what's it called."
Me. "A bobble. I got you the green one."
Him. "Did you do the research first to see if it was the best one?"
Me. "Noooo.... it was ten bucks. That was the extent of my 'research.' "
Him. "Ok well don't worry. I'll do the research for you."
Me. "Why? I already bought it."
Him. "Don't worry. I got this."
....10 minutes pass....
Him. "Ok I've narrowed it down to two."
Me. "Hopefully one is the bobble cause that's the one I bought for you."
Him. "One cost a little more but it's stainless steel so it looks badass and it'll last me a long time."
Me. "I already bought you the bobble."
Him. "The other one is just awesome! It can filter out any bacteria. You can drink pond water!"
Me. "Why would you need that?"
Him. "You know, when I'm cleaning drains at work."
Me. "Oh please no."
Him. "Or when I'm being all badass on a hike. They'll pretty much make a reality show about me."
Me. "No they won't cause I already bought you the bobble. I'm sorry I ruined your television career by not doing my research."
Him. "You should be."

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The big two four.

It's my honey's birthday today! We went for steak and I bought him a stein. This birthday was a little more emotional than usual because my husband is going into the Air Force sometime in the next year or so. He means the world to me and when he's gone it's like half my heart/soul/sanity is missing. It'll be a very hard transition for me and I am preparing myself already but trying to enjoy every moment we have together. Unfortunately I have been doing school work non stop ever since the quarter started and haven't had any extra time to even have a conversation with him. You know it's bad when I sat down to watch a TV show with him and he said "This is so cool, I get to spend time with you!" *sigh* only 7 more weeks to go.

Typical Thursday

After a hectic week (not a fan of doing homework every moment of the day and sleeping from 12a to 5a), this Thursday was exactly what I needed. I went wine tasting and olive oil tasting. The wine was pretty high end, and let's just say- I was drinking crappy wine before. I never thought I would be able to taste the difference between at 8 dollar bottle of wine and an 85 dollar one. But oh man. Delicious. And what a better way to spend your day then to drive around the central coast seeing all the beautiful sites.

By the way, my new favorite breakfast is a slice of toast with tangerine olive oil and honey. Uh-mazing.

Friday, January 21, 2011



I feel like I should introduce myself. My name is Jacqueline. I am a graduate student of Soil Science. I also just got married a couple of months ago. I love my husband, my family, my extended family, my friends, and my step-dog. Oh and honey. I love honey.

I feel that is an accurate description of myself.

Now on to the logistics. I'm not sure how much I will be writing on this blog. I hope to do an entry at least once a week. Currently I don't even have time to wash the toothpaste off my bathroom mirror so we'll see if I can squeeze this in. The reason I am starting this during such a hectic time in my life is because I probably have more going on in my head right now than I have ever had in my whole life. I promise to fill you all in when I get a chance. Right now though, I have to organize the following map.

You can all go ahead and feel bad for me.