Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Great Time at the Lake...

 I had a fabulous time with my family last week / weekend, but I am now paying for it. As our annual trip arrived I had not completed my proposal as I had set the goal to do . My cousin, her husband, and her daughter came up the Saturday before and I was too busy playing with her daughter and catching up with her and her husband to do much work.

The reunion was great, except for the fact that I'm an idiot!! Seems I put sunblock everywhere but on my chest. Saturday I realized that my chest had blistered like crazy. Luckily, my cousin is a nurse and told me how to treat it and not to worry too much.

All in all we had a great time laying by the pool, hanging out as a family, and doing a bar crawl. Can family reunions get any better than that?

Here is a picture of all of the girls in the our cool t-shirts my cousin designed!

And because we hadn't taken our 5-year anniversary picture yet, we also did that at the reunion, in our cool t-shirts.

As always it was a fabulous time with the family. I'm already missing everyone.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Update and New Sweetheart!

Down to just two things left to accomplish on my To Do list. It's the last remaining item on the list--finish Proposal--that might be a killer for me. I hope to pack tonight as my cousin and her family went to see Niagara Falls today...and will be staying there tonight instead of with us as they have been since Saturday (hence, the need to clean the house so badly). I have fallen in love with her daughter and want to keep her after the Family Reunion.

Off to work on the Proposal; will pack when D gets home as Soxy doesn't like me being in the attic which is where my suitcases are.

Here is a picture of my cousin's daughter, having jelly toast at one of my favorite diners.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Before Leaving for the Family Reunion...** An Update

I must:

- Clean the house
- Do laundry
- Pack
- Finish my proposal for my dissertation

I leave next you think it can be done? I'm having my doubts...but will try.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Better Than Expected...Trying Again

OK, if there is anyone still reading, I could use some bloggy encouragement and love.

I did better on my list yesterday than I thought I would, so I'm trying it again. Today I hope to:

1. Dust
2. Do laundry
3. Empty the dishwasher
4. Work long and hard on my proposal...maybe even email it off to my Director
5. Relax with D when he gets home from work.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Plan for Today

Maybe if I put it out there on the Internet...I might actually be productive.

1. Get milk
2. Get grass seed
3. Vaccuum
4. Straighten / Dust
5. Finish and submit dissertation proposal...REMEMBER it is only a DRAFT and there will be revisions!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!!


Please take a moment to remember those that have risked or lost their life defending our freedoms! Also, take a moment to thank their families for giving us their loved ones for any amount of time.

God Bless America!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Anniversary D!!

Five years ago today I married the most amazing man I have ever ever met! I am so happy that he asked me to be his wife. Thank you for standing by me through my PhD work and all of my medical issues. You truly are the love of my life and my best friend!! I love you, D!!