Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Break!!

I'm so glad that this semester is finally over!! I can't wait to just sit back and do nothing for a month.  I love Christmas and spending time with my family!! :)

Well,  I just got really bored with this... I'll post more later.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I've finally gotten some good news in life.  :)

Today, I met with Dr. Fletcher who is the superintendent for the Twin Lakes School Corporation.  I applied to be a substitute teacher and today was my interview.  He told me that really it was just a formality and he just likes to talk to everyone and get to know them.  So, it was just a nice little chat.  As I was leaving they said they would add me to the list and suggested that I go talk to the lady that makes the phone calls.  So, I stopped by and introduced myself, I felt silly but I did it.  So, hopefully I'll be getting a phone call soon!! I need the money!!

I also signed up for classes next semester and I'll be taking mostly evening classes, that way I can sub in the morning.  And I'll be taking them in Monticello, that way I can save on gas money too. :)  I'm taking one online class, so I'm nervous for that because I'm not too good with self-motivation.

So, tonight I think Patrick and I will be going out with Bobby and Katie for celebratory drinks. :)  Bobby has an interview today and they're looking at a house.  So, we're hoping that everything goes well for everyone. :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Just wanted to post some pictures of my puppy... Delilah. :)  She's precious.

Trying to catch a treat
Patrick, Delilah and Me
Sad puppy :(

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Feels like Fall

Today went pretty well.  History class was boring as usual.  I can't focus in that class, what he writes on the board never coincides with what comes out of his mouth.  So, I feel like I'm not learning anything.  After history, I always go to the library for 2 hours and play computer games until math class.  Today, I found a game that was pretty entertaining and then I finished my math homework.  Math class was again boring, I feel really sorry for my teacher.  He's such a pushover, because he's such a geek.  He kind of fumbles and studders when he talks and has thick glasses.  He's very quiet and I'm reminded of the 40 year old virgin when I look at him.  There are these kids in my class that always talk and he told them once to be quiet and they immediately started talking again.  He's too afraid to tell them to stop talking or leave.  Poor guy.  My communication class is always pretty entertaining.  The kids in the class are really awesome and we all get along really well.  However, my teacher is very similar to my math teacher.  He has glasses and the same hair style.  He is also geeky and lets people walk all over him.

After class I went to babysit Cole and Harper again.  We had fun.  First we played outside and drew pictures with chalk.  I had to convince Cole several times that there wouldn't be a thunderstorm, tornado, or hurricane.  Ha ha.  He thought that because it was halfway cloudy and halfway sunny that it meant bad weather was on the way.  I told him that it was just cold and that it was Fall and that's how Fall feels.  Three seconds later the sun came out and he was like oh you're right.  He's cute.  Harper decided it was too cold and she wanted to go play inside.  We sat down to play some cards, they like 'Go Fish' and 'Crazy 8s.'  Of course, we have to tweek the rules a bit so that they can play.  But, they always have fun, so it's a good time.  Harper wanted to wear her skunk costume and then Cole wanted to wear his pirate costume.  They're goobers.  Harper had some goldfish and then we watched "Finding Nemo."  After the movie they wanted some teddy grahams and decided to take off their costumes.  Then, it was time for me to go home.

Now I'm just waiting for Patrick to get off work.  We're going to go to town to grab a pizza and rent "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."  We're going to take some more pictures of Delilah and just hangout.  It should be a good night. :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Oops I did it again...

Hello to everyone... anyone?

This is just going to be a quick little update... hopefully to get me back in the blogging groove.  I'm taking classes at the Ivy Tech in Lafayette on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  I'm babysitting Cole and Harper every Monday, so that helps with gas money.  Other than that I don't have a job and I really need one.  Unfortunately with this sucky economy, jobs are few and far between.  

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I just try to stay constructive at home... helping with laundry and dishes.  Mostly I just play computer games and watch television.  I would much rather be working at a job so that I can be saving some money to move out soon.  Living at home has it's advantages, I mean it's free room and board, but mostly it sucks.

Patrick and I are still doing really well.  He's working at the family feed mill.  He'll be getting his CDL pretty soon so that he can start hauling feed.  That will give him better hours and better pay, so we're both looking forward to that. :)  Last weekend, we found a puppy.  Well, she found us!! One day she just wandered into his yard and we've been taking care of her ever since.  She had a big gash on her back, so we've been nursing her back to health.  She's starting to get a lot more playful.  Oh, her name... for the first weekend we just fondly referred to her as Puppy.  But after some thought, Patrick came up with a better name.  He said that we should call her Delilah, like Sampson and Delilah from The Bible.  He said that when we get a big dog, we'll name him Sampson.  Ha ha.  So, yeah we've grown quite fond of her.  She's been through 2 collars already, won't wear her sweater, and is now in love with her new dog house and bed. :)  In the picture, she is sunning herself in the mulch.  She's a goober. :-P

So, all in all life is going pretty well lately.  I can't complain too much.  It would be fantastic if I was employed and engaged ;)  In due time...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Maybe this will work...

Ok, so I still don't really have a concrete plan, but I'm just going to try something and hope for the best.

I work a double tomorrow. :(  Tuesday is my day off.  So, hopefully that morning I will get up and clean my room some.  Then, when my Mom gets off work, we're going to go to Michigan City to see if I can sign up for classes at the Ivy Tech there.  And if the classes work out, I'm thinking about applying to be a substitute teacher.  It's easy money and I'm pretty much guaranteed work if I say I'll work at any school in the corporation.  Plus, I'll have lots of free time to hangout with friends and Patrick.  Unfortunately I won't be making enough money to live on my own.  However, if all of that works out, maybe I can get a second job and start saving up lots of moolah.  So keep your fingers crossed for me. :)

Only one more week until Florida vacation with my favorite people!! :)  This time next week; Katie, Bobby, Patrick and I will be driving to Florida.  We'll be staying in Bobby's sister's apartment... for FREE!!  So, we only have to pay for gas and our food.  I don't think that we have too much planned that will cost a lot of money.  We might do a couple of touristy things, but we'll mostly be laying on the beach, relaxing.... :)  And we're all very excited for that!!  Both of the boys are farmers, so us girls hardly ever see them.  We're all just excited for some quality alone time with our significant others and our best friends!! 

This summer is slowly getting better, I realize that it's hardly summer anymore... but yeah... whatever...

Friday, August 1, 2008

Sorry... again...

Not that anyone actually reads this... but I apologize for my LONG LONG absence.

This summer has just flown by!! I started the summer out with high hopes and a good outlook.  And boy was I wrong...  At the beginning of the summer, I was working anywhere from 45-60 hours a week.  I hardly got to see Patrick and I never saw any of my friends.  I was always so tired and my room was a constant mess.  The pay was nice, but it wasn't worth my lack of sanity.

Since then, I have been working a mere 35 hours a week and I get to see Patrick every night for a couple of hours.  On my days off I hangout with a couple of girls at whatever pool we can get our hands on.  It really pays to know lots of people with pools.  So, we would just hop from pool to pool every week.  And on days that I don't work until 4, I either try to get some stuff done around the house or hangout with friends.  On days that I work until 4... I spend the evening with Katie, my bff and then when Patrick gets off work we all hangout.  So, really the summer is looking up!! :)

Right now, Patrick is back at Ft. Knox.  He has been there since last Saturday and will be there until August 9th.  It really sucks not being able to see him.  We do get to talk occasionally through text-messaging, but that's just not the same.  After I get off work at 4 on August 10th, Katie, Bobby, Patrick and I are driving down to Florida for a week. And the 4 of us couldn't be more excited!! We don't have a lot planned, we're all just so tired of working all the time and we would really like to do something exciting!!  We'll have a free place to stay, so we just have to pay for food and gas.

I have done a lot of shopping this summer.  So, I have lots of cute new clothes, but no money... whoops. Oh well.  I just love summer and the sun and water and free time!! And I'm 21 now... so life is just getting good. :)

However, I don't know what I'm going to do with my life. :(  I need to get a job and I need to take classes.  I don't want to live at home anymore, but I don't know where I should live.  I don't know if I want to move to Lafayette and take classes at Ivy Tech and then try to find a job there.  That would mean that I wouldn't get to see Patrick that much. And then, living on my own and paying bills would mean that I wouldn't have any money.  Or I could live at home and drive to Michigan City to take classes.  But then where would I work?  So really I'm asking you my avid blog reader to plan out my life for me... please and thank you!! :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bad Summer

As promised here is the story behind why I dislike this skank... :)  This is how I told it to a friend... I don't really feel like cleaning it up, so sorry for the harsh words.

Well, Patrick's brother's girlfriend said some shitty stuff to me... Wait let me back up a bit...

I went home like the last weekend in April.  And at that time Patrick was living with his brother.  So, Patrick and I were hanging out in the living room.  He was playing guitar hero and I was just watching him.  Patrick's brother, Brent, and his girlfriend Belinda* were having a cookout and bonfire.  So, a couple people walked in the house and asked where they were and Patrick said in the garage.  That's all that was said...

Anyway, so that following Monday I was back in Muncie and Patrick sent me a text asking what I said to Belinda.  I said that I didn't even talk to her.  He said that Brent told him that Belinda said that I was annoying or that I annoyed her and her friends.  So I got Belinda's phone number through a mutual friend and asked her what was up.  She sent me back a shitty message.  Stuff like how I'm an instant bitch when I get around people.  And how I'm messy and rude.  And how I think I'm better than everyone and I'm disrespectful.  You know... a bunch of CRAP!!

And since then I haven't really hung around Patrick's family, because ya know... his siblings are older and I can't just tell Brent his girlfriend sucks.  I had kind of come to terms with it and just said oh well.  On a daily basis I hope that karma catches up with Belinda and that Brent realizes she's a no good bitch.

Anyway... Monday of Memorial Day Weekend sucked because they all went on the boat.  Sandi (Patrick's sister) her boyfriend, Brent, Belinda, and some other people.  And I was just really sad because last summer I spent numerous hours on the boat with them.  It was so much fun and I thought that we all bonded and had a great time.  And I just realized that I appreciated "our friendship" more than they did.  And I'm sick of that.  I feel like I am the type of person who would do anything and drop everything to help my friends and I never get that in return.  I was just hurt that just because his stupid girlfriend doesn't like me, now I can never be invited on the boat again.  Some stupid ho that they have known for like 3 months now has my spot on the boat. :(

Well, yeah that's basically why I'm so hurt/pissed/crushed...etc.

**Since sending that message to my friend... I talked to Sandi and she said that I have nothing to worry about...  She said that she doesn't care for Belinda and that there is something about Belinda that rubs her the wrong way.  Sandi told me that she loves me and always will.  So, I feel better about that, but I would be so much happier if Brent would wake up and realize that Belinda is a toxic person.

*Even though I hate her... I won't use her real name in case some people do like her.

Friday, May 30, 2008


Yeah, so far it has sucked.  Nothing exciting or fun has happened.  I've been working every day for the past 3 weeks.  I've gotten overtime every week.  My first day off will be next Wednesday, I think.  I was supposed to have a day off last week, but I got called in because they were short a person.

And I don't really think it will be getting much better because a skank has started associating herself with some people who are close to me.  I will delve into that more when I can think of a nice way to put it.  People may think it's stupid, but it really hurts my feelings.

Well, that's all I really want to talk about for now... so yeah...

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I can almost smell it...


Only 6 more days until I am on my way back to Monticello.  And I can't wait!! :)

I'm so ready to be home.  I'm sick of school and assignments.  I miss just hanging out.  I miss warm days and being outside.  I miss my family.  I miss my friends.  I miss Patrick.

Yesterday I did a few loads of laundry and tried to clean my room a bit.  And then, Patrick came to visit!!  We went to the King Buffet for dinner. And then came back home to watch some tv and cuddle.  He left today for a camping trip with the boys.  So, all day today I have been washing some laundry and folding it.  I ran a load of dishes and washed the living room blankets and the dining room placemats.  I am hoping to start packing and cleaning a bit.  I might even vacuum. :)  I am getting a lot done today.  And I will probably get a lot more done tomorrow, because I'm home alone this weekend.  On one hand, I'm kind of sad... I like people!!  On the other hand... I think it will be good for me.

Ok, well time to go switch my laundry and start some homework.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Weekend

Well... again long time no blog... I don't know why I have a hard time updating...

Friday morning I didn't do much of anything.  I did some laundry and then just kind of hung out and watched some tv.  I didn't work Friday night which was really weird, I didn't know what to do with myself.  Ashley and I went to Skyline for dinner and then I dropped her off so that I could shower and put some laundry away.  I ended up talking to Patrick, so I didn't have time to put my laundry away... whoops.  Oh well.  I went to pick Ashley back up so that we could go see some coworkers at work.  I dropped Luke off at his house so that he could shower and then he walked to my house.  Then; Ashley, Luke, and I went to meet Erika at her dorm.  We were all meeting up to go to a comedy night.  We got there fairly early, so we had some really good seats.  It was really good too.  It's a group of theatre kids that got together and formed an improv group called Reflex.  After the comedy night we went back to my house to play some nerts and have a couple drinks.  Laura was home from work by then, so she joined us.  It was a lot of fun.  After I drove Ashley home I came back and went to bed.  Erika and Luke were stubborn and walked home.

Saturday morning I woke up and tried to clean my room up a little bit.  I put my laundry away and had some breakfast.  Then, I called Patrick to see where he was... he was just driving into Muncie.  So, a few minutes later he was at my door!! :)  VERY HAPPY TO SEE HIM!!  I told Aimee that I would come visit her at the McKinley Mile and see the babies!!  They are ADORABLE!!  Too bad Miss Lilly felt like she needed a nap.  So, Ashley and I only got to take our picture with Addy.  There's a thing in the SVS office... Ashley and I say that we're twins and Aimee is our mom.  Then, Aimee had Lilly and Addy... twins... so now the 4 of us are siblings.  So, it would have been nice to get a sibling shot.  Oh well.  After Patrick and I left the McKinley mile, we got some lunch at the A&W/Silver's.  And he let me play with his new phone and we took some pictures.  Then, we went back to my house to meet Laura and Brian to play some cornhole.  Patrick invited his friend Jeremy to come over.  So the 5 of us just hungout all afternoon in our front yard.  It was the first Spring-like day, so we were taking full advantage of it.  Luke finally got his butt out of bed and came over at 3:45.  So we played some cornhole until like 4:30 and then I had to get ready for work.  Luke and I worked until 10. After work we were going to hangout, but decided to take a break.  The group (Me, Lindsey, Laura, Luke, Brian) had been hanging out for like 3 weeks straight.  So, I took a shower and Patrick and I went to bed to cuddle and watch some tv.

Sunday morning Patrick and I woke up and had some breakfast.  We watched some tv and then he packed up his stuff.  He had to go meet Josh and Jessica for lunch.  I had to be at work at 12.  So, after he picked his computer up from his apartment he came to work to tell me goodbye.  I wasn't busy, so I went to give him a hug and a kiss.  Then, I worked until 8.  I got what little prep work there was done before Luke came in at 5.  So, I was basically bored at work from 5-7.  At 7 they finally sent me home since we were so slow.  We think it's because the weather was so nice, so people were grilling and didn't want to eat at a restaurant.  I called Laura and she was at Robbie's and they invited me over to the cookout that they were having.  We played cornhole until like 9:30.  Then we took Brian to his group meeting and picked Ashley up.  We decided to go to Luke's to play wii.  Brian came over after his group meeting.  We were there until like 12:30.  We dropped Brian and Ashley off at their respective homes and went to bed.

It was a great weekend!! Monday morning I was definitely still on a high from the great weather, great friends, and seeing Patrick!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I miss him!! :(

This is my lover... Patrick Lane!! :)  Isn't he handsome!?  We are just so gosh darn cute!!
Yeah, I miss him a lot.  Sometimes I've had a rough day and I just need him to give me a great big hug and tell me everything will be ok.  I love when he plays with my hair and kisses my forehead.  He always tells me how beautiful I am... even when it isn't true.  I can be wearing my sweatpants and my ponytail is a mess and I still have eye boogers, but he still calls me beautiful! :D  Sometimes I say dumb things and he laughs at me and tries to humor me by answering the question or commenting on it.  Most times he just laughs and either tells me that I'm precious or tells me that I'm goofy... I like it either way.  I love holding his hand and playing with his fingers.  I love laying on his chest and feeling his heart race because he's excited that I'm there.  I love talking about the future with him!!  We have so many exciting things planned.  Like taking a road trip to Boston to look at houses and going to see a Red Sox game.  Or driving to NY to be in Times Square for New Years.  Backpacking in Europe.  Right now we are so young and in love and I wouldn't have it any other way!!

I miss you SOOOOO much Patrick!!
Love you with all my heart!!

Looking up...

This weekend was kind of rough on me... :(

All week Patrick kept saying that we were going to meet in Kokomo on Saturday.  We would either have lunch or dinner, depending on my work schedule, and then walk around the mall.  So, that was the light at the end of the tunnel for me.  It kept me motivated to finish the week.  Then, Friday night he informs me that Brent, his brother, told him that he has to work on Saturday.  No biggie... he will grind some feed and then we'll meet for a late lunch.  NOPE.  Patrick had to work until 6:30. :(  So, I didn't get to see him at all.  I was seriously depressed.  It didn't help that I had to work ALL WEEKEND!  Friday and Saturday 5-10 and Sunday 12-8.  And then, when I tried talking to Patrick Saturday night, he was at a bar where there no reception.  So, that made me even more sad.  It was just a horrible weekend and I was a complete wreck.  But, Luke talked to me and said some kind words and made me think about things.  So, Patrick and I talked it out and now we're good.  For awhile I was getting pretty frustrated with the whole not talking to him a lot and not seeing him thing.

Monday was actually a good day for me.  I slept in.  Didn't do a whole lot before class. Went to class and got out an hour early.  After I came home and talked to Laura for a bit.  Lindsey and I went to King Buffet.  When Luke and Laura got home from the gym we all played nerts.  It was a rough game night for me, but it was still a lot of fun.  We played for like 3 hours... yeah we're that lame. :-P  Then, for some reason I stayed up until 2 am.  Not very smart.

This morning I woke up at like 8:30 for my 9 am class.  So, needless to say... I was looking pretty rough.  I threw on my Red Sox hat and the clothes that I changed into last night after class.  My eyes were still kind of "swollen shut."  Like when you have been awake for only like 20 minutes... Man, I was looking sexy!! Ha ha.  Class went pretty well.  I need to do some stuff to catch up in there, but no biggie.  After class I tried to come back home and fall asleep, but it just wasn't happening.  So, I talked to Patrick for a bit and just watched some tv until I had to go to work.  I worked from 4-9.  Work wasn't too bad.  The jokes got a little out of control... some feelings were hurt.  I think we're all good now... but wow.  After work I came home and showered.  Then Luke, Erika, and Brian came over to play nerts.  So the six of us, Lindsey and Jeff, played nerts for like another 3 hours.  We may need a new hobby... nah!!

And that's where we are now... Time for bed!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wasn't me...

First of all...

That last post wasn't me.  Lindsey was using my computer and got on my blog.  I don't feel like deleting it though.  So, whatever.  Ha ha.

Umm... What to talk about?  Well, I've been feeling kind of mopey lately.  I think I'm just ready for spring to be here, enough with the teasing.  One day it's like 65 degrees and sunny then the next day... it looks like today.  Like 40 degrees and rainy.  I'm also probably mopey because I'm so over school.  I just want summer break to be here.  I've got this summer break itch... you know where you just want to give up on school and all you can think about is going home or being out on the boat.  Yeah and it probably doesn't help that I miss Patrick like crazy.  I just want to go home, like forever.  I'm so done with Muncie.  I just want to go home and see my family and friends and Patrick.

This next 6 weeks is going to be the longest 6 weeks of my life.  I just have to remember to keep my nose in the books and keep chugging along.  Because I know me... once I get mopey and I'm no longer motivated, it's over.  So please try and help me keep my chin up.  Thanks.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My favorite roomie

Lindsey Hanks just might happen to be my favorite person ever. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hello there.

Again, long time no blog....

Sorry, I've been on Spring Break and didn't feel like boring you all with the details.  It was really a very boring break.  I pretty much laid around home all day.  Occasionally I played some computer games, watched some tv and 3 days out of the week I met people in town for lunch.  Most of my nights were spent with Patrick, duh.  Although, Wednesday night I had a game night with the Moore's and Thursday night Patrick and I hung out with Kevin and Michelle.  Patrick left for drill Friday morning, so Friday night I went to the musical with Mom.  It was West Side Story.  The TLHS kids performed it pretty well.  I enjoyed it.  After the play, I went and stayed with Katie and Bobby.  We watched Dan in Real Life.  Not bad.  But, I had to get up at 5 the next morning to babysit the Cole and Harper.  I babysat until 2:30.  I was very hungry afterwards so I ordered a pizza when I was halfway home and picked it up before going back to my house.  Then, I took a nap.  That night Katie and Bobby and some of their friends went to Indy to P.F. Chang's and then The Melting Pot, I tagged along.  It was a pretty nice time.  Sunday morning I got up pretty early to pack and head back to Muncie.  Well, I actually tried to make it to the armory on time to meet Patrick for lunch, but I got a little lost.  So, by the time I got there he had already eaten and I didn't get to talk to him :(  And then I found a receipt for chew in his backpack, so I got mad and left.  I told him not to come to Muncie because I was mad at him.  So, I didn't get to talk to him or see him. :(  Bummer!!  But, we're good now.

He's supposed to be quit chewing.  But, he's struggling.  So, any suggestions would be very helpful.

And since I've been back to school, I've done nothing.  My class got canceled Monday night, because the professor was sick.  And our class Tuesday was canceled, because our teacher went to some conference.  I worked tonight.  It was nice to see my co-workers.  I missed them!!

And now, I'm going to call the boyfriend.  I miss him sooooo much!!  He's seriously the love of my life and this sucks being apart.  Sorry if that grossed you out or whatever.

Night :D

Friday, March 7, 2008

Yeah me!!

So, today I was hoping to be a busy little bee... and guess what!? I was!! :D

Last night as I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep I came up with a list of things to do.  It had 11 things on it and I've completed 7 with the 8th in progress.  The 8th thing is laundry so that means that I can't do the 9th until it's done.  The 9th thing is pack.  So I think that I have done pretty well.  The only things that I have left to do are sell some books and take out the seats of my van.  I have to take out the van seats so that I can help Patrick take his stuff home when he comes tomorrow. :D  I'm so excited to see him!!!

Today I went to see some of my favorite people in the SVS office.  I miss them so much!! I saw Helen, Aimee, Kathy and Ashley.  They miss me too!  I wish that I could take them with me when I go back home.  It's been a lot different not seeing them every day this year.  So, I'm glad that I'm still welcome to come visit whenever I want. :)  I love them!!

So, even though it's been a very productive day, it's been very boring.  I'm going to finish up my laundry and pack.  Maybe do some homework and then hit the hay.  The sooner I go to sleep the faster tomorrow comes and the sooner I get to see Patrick!! :D

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Long Time

I know, again it's been awhile...

Well, not too much has been going on.. so I didn't want to sit and write and bore you all.  Again like maybe 1 person reads this... so whatever.

Hmm... let's see.  Patrick went home on Monday.  He withdrew from his classes and is now home working for his dad at the mill.  He is glad to be back home.  He hated school and needs the money.  He is living with his brother Brent, so I am sure that they are having a blast.  I miss him a lot though.  It's really different going from seeing him everyday to barely talking to him.  He says that it will be ok, because we didn't see each other for 4 months while he was at basic.  I told him that it's different now.  Because back then I had only know him for 2 months, so it wasn't that big of a deal.  And now I have known him for over a year and have grown quite fond of him.  Boys... they are so dumb.  Girls get sappy and emotional.

But, now that he is back home and happy again... I can get back to concentrating on my life.  I put my life on hold for him and my classes were reflecting it.  I know, that's bad, but that's who I am.  I care about other people, so much so that sometimes I forget about me.  So, now I am back to normal and trying to concentrate on my life again.

This weekend is the start of Spring Break!! I'm so excited!!  After class gets out tonight, I'm on break!!  But... instead of going home ASAP, like I normally would... I have to wait :(  Patrick and his Brent are coming here like Saturday morning/afternoon to get the rest of his stuff.  And whatever won't fit in Brent's truck is going in my van.  So, after we are all loaded up I will be going home!! :D  And my break will be spent doing a lot of nothing.  Well, I need to get the Purdue ball rolling.  I have the application filled out and I'm sending it today.  I will be visiting people and I am babysitting on the 15th.  Other than that, I am free as a bird.

Tomorrow will be a productive day, I hope.  I need to do laundry and clean my room.  Maybe do some homework and get my school papers organized.  Then, I will just be twiddling my thumbs until Saturday morning.

Well, g2g.  Class starts in 35 minutes.  

Monday, February 25, 2008

Awesome Weekend

This weekend was pretty great, but it went by so quickly... :(

Even though we (Patrick and I) were basically driving home in a blizzard on Friday, we still kept chugging along and met Kevin and Michelle at Nine Irish Brothers for some dinner.  It wasn't too bad.  I had a half order of Shepard 's Pie, Michelle had a half order of fish and chips, Kevin had a cheeseburger, and Patrick had... I forget. Oops.  After dinner we went back to their apartment and just hungout while we waited for a phone call from Sandi.  Sandi finally called us and then Patrick and I drove to Pepe's to meet her and Jonathan for drinks.  Jonathan's friends Travis and Amy met us there too.  So, after everyone had a couple of margaritas (Except me) we went back to Amy's apartment so that she could change to go out to the bar.  Of course Patrick and I just decided to go home; since it was snowing, we were tired, and of course since I'm only 20.

Saturday morning I woke up and had an omelet making competition with Mom.  Frankie was the judge, but he was a terrible one.  He always says that everyone is a terrible cook and that he could do so much better.  I think I totally won.  My grandma came over to visit and I put some more minutes on her tracfone.  After her visit Mom and I had to rush to town, because she had a hair appointment and I had to get my eyebrows waxed.  Then, we went to the laundry mat so that I could get my laundry done.  Grandma and Patrick met us there, they drove separately.  Patrick and I left to get everyone some lunch... yummy Taco Bell!! :)  We ate at the laundry mat.  After my laundry was all folded and put in Mom's car, Patrick and I went to visit Sheila.  We chit-chatted and caught up for awhile.  Then, we had to go home and get ready for Brent's birthday dinner.  Dinner was at Solly's.  It was nice.  After dinner, we went back to Brent's to play some beer pong.  Jonathan's friends Brad, Travis and Amy came over too.  Somehow we all started to arm wrestle and then it turned into wrestling matches on the living room floor.  It was pretty intense, I'm sore.  Sandi kicked my butt a couple of times, but I got her on the last round.  The first two rounds, I was in my sweater so I was really hot. Plus, I was laughing really hard, because I couldn't take her seriously.  The third round, we wrestled in our tank tops so it was a little more fair.  After all of that, we went to The Sandbar.  We did karaoke and just had a good time.  Well, until the lady came up to me and asked if I was 21.  When I told her no, she was like well don't come in here again.  "Since you're not drinking I will let it go this time."  I think it's because if I would have had to leave, everyone else would have left too and all of her money would have gone out the door.  Grr... I wasn't doing anything.  What a dummy.  At 3:45 they finally kicked everyone out.  At 5:30 we finally went to bed.

We got up at 11:15 on Sunday morning.  At 11:30 we left Brent's house and Patrick went home to take a shower and then he took me home so that I could take a shower.  We showed up for lunch at his Mom's at 1, it started at 12:30, whoops.  Lunch was really good.  Then, we went back to Patrick's house so that he could talk to his dad.  He told him that he wouldn't be going back to school and that he wanted to come home and work on the farm.  The conversation went better than I expected, so that's good.  After that, we packed up the car and drove back to school.  We had Arby's for dinner and just laid around watching tv until about 11:15 and by then I was exhausted and just wanted to go to bed.

And today is our one year anniversary!! :D  We haven't done anything exciting though.  Too poor.  We had Taco Bell for lunch.  Hooray.  And I'm probably not going to see him tonight either.  He's playing video games with a friend.  And I'm just really sore from wrestling and I'm tired.  So, instead of waiting around, I'm just going to go to bed.

Friday, February 22, 2008


I don't know where this week has gone... but I'm glad that it's over.  I'm so ready to be done with college.  I just want to move on with my life; get a job, buy a house, get married, etc.  I think I'm just getting restless.  I don't like to do one thing for too long.  Which also may be another reason that I'm considering moving back home and going to Purdue.  I like Ball State and I have made so many friends and I'm really thankful for that, but I miss home.  I miss my family and friends.  It's weird because back in high school I couldn't wait to get away and be out on my own, but now that I am, I'm longing for closeness again.

Another benefit about going to Purdue would be their program for Hospitality and Tourism Management, which is what I want to study.  They have an awesome program and I would love to be associated with it.

So are those good reasons?  Should I transfer?  I really want to because then I would be able to see my family and friends from back home a lot more.  Then I will probably miss my BSU friends. :(  Why does the grass always seem greener on the other side?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Hmmm... long time, no blog

Okie doke... Let's see here. I apologize for being gone so long... I realize that I'm talking to like one person when I say that, but oh well.

Valentine's Day was alright. I wasn't expecting much because Patrick and I are both poor college students, so no big deal. I had class from 4-8:30 and then I went to Wal*Mart to get Patrick a card and a bag to put his presents in. At 9:15 I finally got to see him. So, we exchanged cards and stuff. I bought him some new underwear and some gum. And he made me a card. It was cute and reminded me of our first date. Then, I made his favorite kind of hamburger helper and we watched some tv. We took showers and went to bed, exciting right?

Friday was pretty boring. I worked from 2-10 and we were BUSY!! My coworkers and I were considering a mass-suicide attempt if that tells you anything. J/k.

Saturday wasn't too terrible. At 2 p.m. Laura, Brian, and I went to look at a potential house for next year. It was really nice. It has 3 decent sized bedrooms and a closet-sized bedroom, 2 car garage, 2 bathrooms, nice open kitchen, etc. After the house tour, Laura and I came back home to get me all dolled-up for Patrick's Red and White Formal. It was for his National Guard Troop. Social Hour started at 5, so we left Muncie at 3. One of the Sergeants was nice enough to let us change in his hotel room, so we didn't have to wear our nice clothes all the way there. Don't we look nice though!!
We were really bored, there was a lot of business stuff and formal stuff at the beginning. Then, they finally served dinner which wasn't too bad. Then, more business stuff. After all of the formal stuff was over, we decided to leave. We didn't stay for the dancing or door prizes, oh well.

Sunday, I caught up on my sleep before heading to work at 4. After work I went to Patrick's, took a shower and went to sleep. And today, I haven't done a darn thing. Well, Patrick and I went home so that he could see the Dr. He's fine. Well, hopefully he will be back to normal in a few weeks. :)

That it's for now.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hooray for Birthdays!!

Yesterday was Laura's 21st birthday!!  It was a lot of fun. :)  Lindsey, Laura, and I went out to breakfast at Bob Evan's.  Then, we went to get Laura's new license... her picture turned out pretty well.  Where do you think we went next?  If you guessed the liquor store, you would be correct.  We got some Jager and some Boone's Farm.  We took two shots of Jager and chased them with Red Bull.  Then, we played some nerts.  I had to go to work until 9.  So the girls got to get cute and they had dinner at Puerta's.  I met them there after work and got to enjoy some chips and a nice glass of water.  We enjoyed swapping some stories and poking fun at Laura.  She got a little upset and told us to be nice because it was her birthday.  After dinner, the girls went to Nick's house to play Rock Band.  I was kind of tired and in need of a shower, so I declined the chance to rock out and just went to Patrick's.

Today.  I have decided to skip class, I know... bad Ashley.  But, I did it for a good reason.  I'm cleaning my room and doing laundry.  After that's done I will be doing some homework.  So, I'm skipping a 5 hour class to be productive... that's fair right!? Lindsey's mom is coming to stay the night tonight, so we are going to hangout, play nerts, and maybe do some casual drinking.  I'm pretty excited.  :) It should be fun.

Oh, and my Obama shirt came in the mail today.  Thank you to Amy for buying it for me. :)  I will post a picture when I get a chance.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

1 year ago

One year ago today, I met the love of my life... Patrick Lane. :)

It has been the best year and I can honestly say that we will be together forever. He is absolutely wonderful and makes me so happy!! I can't wait for many, many more years with him. Again, I could go on and on, but I will spare you. :)

The Weekend

Let's see... how did this weekend go?  It was a pretty decent weekend. :)

I don't have classes on Fridays, so Friday was pretty typical... just sitting around doing lots of nothing.  I hungout with Patrick until 10 or so and then came back home to do some laundry.  I washed his bedding but neglected my own laundry.  Instead I took a nap and watched some tv.  Take Home Chef was on at 4 and 4:30, so I HAD to watch that before I picked Luke up for work.  Curtis Stone is very sexy and I love him. :)
So, I worked from 5-10 on Friday night.  It was a great night at work.  There were a lot of people there and everyone was in a good mood.  We were really busy, so eventually everyone had to buckle down and get to work.  Oh, I work at Bella Avanti's... it's a little Italian restaurant. Anyway, even though we got really busy everyone was still in a really good mood, well until our boss showed up.  She always brings us down.  She tries to make us feel dumb.  I always explain it like this... she tells us she wants us to do something but doesn't tell us directions or how to get the job done.  So, we start to do it our own way and then halfway through she comes back and tells us we're doing it wrong.  I just wish she would tell us how she wants it done the first time.  However, I think even then she would still make us feel stupid.  And when we do know how to do something, she always asks us, are you sure?  And checks up on us and double checks our work.  It's a great day when we do something right and get to say, "Yeah we know." or "Yes we did that."  Because she walks away, with this sad look on her face... similar to that of a beaten puppy.

After work a bunch of us went over to Neica's house to play some beer pong.  That was a lot of fun, but there were way more people there than normal.  I left at 10 til 1, because I told Patrick I would come over before 1.  I had to get to sleep anyway because I had to be up at 7 the next morning to do a charity walk.

Saturday I woke up at 7 and got dressed to walk in 35* weather.  My friend Katie picked me up at 7:30 and we went to the Student Center to wait for 4 more girls.  Only 1 girl showed up.  So, the 3 of us went to the Convention Center to get registered.  Last year at this same walk there were only 300 people. This year, there were around 700 people, it was AWESOME!!  This walk is a mile walk and all the money raised goes to a men's shelter called The Muncie Mission.  Last year's proceeds went to getting the men new beds and this year they are getting new kitchen equipment for the new shelter that is being built.  We got done with  the walk at 9:50 and I went back to bed. :)  Patrick let me sleep until about noon.  Then, we watched some tv and I left to get ready for work.  I hungout with Laura until 2:30 and then went to pick Neica up for work.  I worked from 3-10 and again we were BUSY!!  Business has been really good lately and that is great news!  After work I went to Patrick's and watched him and his friend Jeremy take turns playing Call of Duty 4 on his X-BOX 360.  Boys... :P  Finally at 1:30 I was exhausted and I took a shower and went to bed.

This morning we went to Taco Bell for lunch and here I am now... 

I'll update more later... I'm sure you're all dying... 

Thursday, February 7, 2008

College Life

Today was a pretty good day. :)

I didn't wake up until 10:30 and then Patrick and I just laid around watching tv until I drove him to class at 12:30.  Then, I just came home and hungout with Laura.  We played on our computers and she told me about her exciting Wednesday night ;)  When Lindsey got home we went to the mall and just walked around.  None of us bought anything, but it was fun to get out and do something. Laura got a haircut and the beautician fell in love with us, but I mean, come on who wouldn't?  Ha ha.

After the mall, we went to a pet store and looked at puppies that we couldn't afford :(  I don't know why we do that to ourselves, but we do it all the time.  Then, we went to McDonalds and rented a movie from the Red Box.  And they were out of sweet tea!! Lindsey and I were not happy!!! >:-O  Lindsey and I came home and took naps and Laura probably did too, we're a lazy bunch.  Ha ha.  Speaking of lazy, I skipped class so that I could do all of this.  Shh...  When we woke up at 6:30, we decided to go to Puerta's!!  The best Mexican restaurant in Muncie!!  We went in sweats and hoodies... ahhh I love us!! 

After dinner, we came back and Lindsey and I wanted to go to Laura's friend's house, but she is embarrassed of us.  So, Lindsey and I decided we would jump into Laura's car when she was on her way to the "party."  After standing outside for like 15 minutes, freezing our butts off, she finally walked outside.  We scared her, but she wouldn't let us in the car.  So, we followed her there. Ha ha.  She told us she wouldn't let us in the house. :(  So we drove to Starbucks for coffee.  Laura got back 30 minutes later and our friend Amanda arrived shortly after her.  So, we played Nerts, best card game EVER!!  I kicked their butts.

So this is where we are now.  I'm off to Patrick's and they are watching the movie, Game Plan.

So, as much as I am over college... I will miss days like this. :(

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Trying Something New...

I wanted to start this at the beginning of the year to keep people updated on my *oh so interesting* life, but I got distracted... :P

So, yeah... my life has been going pretty well.  I am doing really well in school.  I got a 3.2 last semester.  For those of you who don't know, I am currently attending classes at Ivy Tech in Muncie.  I didn't do so hot at BSU, so they said bye bye.  I'm coming to terms with it.  Things happen for a reason and I have met a lot of great people in my Ivy Tech classes.  I'm taking culinary classes and I really enjoy them. :)

Patrick and I have been dating for almost a year now.  He's the greatest guy! :)  I can't imagine my life without him!!  We have talked about marriage and know that it's going to happen, he's just waiting on money for the ring!! :D  And I know that he's the one because we just clicked and we live so close.  I really love his family and my family loves him.  I could go on and on about him, but I'll spare you. :P

My roommates are AMAZING!!  I love living with them.  We have a blast.  These girls are definitely going to be with me for the rest of my life.  You know that saying... "We don't go to college to meet our husbands, but to find our bridesmaids."  I found them. :)

Well, I'm getting kind of restless.  I will update more later.