Monday, March 15, 2010

What happened?

So, all of my friends are either getting engaged, getting married, or getting pregnant and here I am... single Ashley living in Mom and Dad's house. How awesome am I?

This time last year, I was on top of the world. I thought I'd finally found my Prince Charming and I'd be getting my "Happily Ever After." Now, I'd give anything to go back three years knowing what I know now. I'd ignore that metal kid with the argyle sweater, bald head, goatee, chain wallet, and tennis shoes. I'd tell him no thank you and that I wasn't looking to date anyone.

It's been almost 6 months and I don't think it gets any easier.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Well, today started off the same. Watched some Law and Order, also on a marathon. Gotta love reruns and marathons. However, I met Katie and Bobby in town for some lunch. A very late lunch, but lunch nonetheless. Then, Katie and I went to Walmart for some grocery shopping. We bought lots of stuff for themed dinners. Tonight we had man food... wings, fried pickles, nachos, etc. Quite delicious. :) Tomorrow we will be having Asian night... mmm sushi. :) :) After dinner we played a rousing game of Phase Ten Twist. Only got 3/4 of the way through it... it's the longest game in the world, seriously. Now I am off to bed. Goodnight World.

Oh p.s. I thought that school started up again tomorrow, but I was wrong. It starts Tuesday, so hooray for an extra day of vacation!! Woot woot!! :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Welcome 2010

Well, yesterday I spent the day in bed watching the marathon of Criminal Minds. I did a few loads of laundry but that's about it. I also joined eHarmony because they're having a free communication weekend. So hopefully I'll meet a nice guy and have someone to talk to.

Today, I am still working on laundry and maybe I will finally find enough motivation to clean my room. Currently I am laying in bed watching Flip This House, I also think it's a marathon. My what an exciting year it's turning out to be.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Well hello there...

Hi :)

Um, life is going pretty well for me. I'm working at the Taco Shoppe again this summer and so far so good. I may have to ask for a raise here soon, I've got lots of bills rolling in. :/ I got a new car, well new to me. It's a maroon 2001 Dodge Intrepid and now I have to pay my phone bill, car insurance, car payment and credit card bill. So, I need all of the hours and money that I can get. Patrick and I are doing pretty well, I just hope that he can find a better housing situation. It's frustrating for both of us to be living with our parents still. I know I've said this before, but I'm ready to be a big girl and to move on with my life. I have every Monday off so that Katie, Traci and I can layout and have some fun this summer. Patrick and I are taking a week long trip to Boston in August, so that should be a lot of fun. :) He wants to visit the Sam Adam's Brewery and we're going to see a Red Sox game. I'm very excited!!

Well, I think that's everything. I know that it's been awhile so I just wanted to update a bit. Sorry if it's really random and jumbled. Bye!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I forgot to mention the awesomeness that occurred between me and my BESTEST this weekend. Well, I mentioned what we did on Friday. I got done subbing at noon and ran home to check the mail. I grabbed my check and then met Katie at Arby's for lunch. Then, we went to the bank to deposit my check. After that we went to the phone store to get my NEW phone. While we were there we talked my Dad into buying us a round of drinks at the golf course. He was meeting some buddies for a round of golf. So, we got my NEW phone and headed to Pine View for some fuzzy navels, yummy!! We sat outside on the swing and just enjoyed the nice sunny weather. We sent pictures to our boys in hopes of making them jealous, they were :) After two rounds of drinks, what can I say, Daddy loves us, we headed to Kroger. We got some wine coolers. After that we had to head to Wolcott, we had to babysit Rhyder and we did a good job :) We decided to dress alike in some sweet outfits. I was wearing a red t-shirt and jeans, I was hot so she offered me navy basketball shorts and she also put on a pair. Then she laughed and said she should put on a red t-shirt, so she did. Ha ha. Then we took Rhyder for a walk in his stroller. When we were done with our walk we went to Laura's house and waited for them to get home. We then grilled some burgers and then we did a campfire afterwards. It was a really nice evening.

On Saturday, Katie and I met in town for lunch at Monical's. Then, we went grocery shopping and I got a cute new suit :) You'll have to wait to see it until I take pictures this summer, my beach body isn't ready :/ After Wal*Mart we went to Wolcott to plant Katie's flowers and they look lovely :) Oh, forgot to mention, we changed into another matching outfit. Cute shorts and the same tank tops, but in different colors. Then, we read outside on her porch and people watched all the Prom-goers. Then, we got thirsty, so we went to Laura's to partake in another wine cooler and read on HER deck. Bill spotted us and took the opportunity to ask us to keep an eye on the kids while he ran to KFC for some dinner. We had a small snack; popcorn chicken and mashed potatoes for me and a corndog for Katie. Then, we moved the party back to Katie's and she started on dinner. We sat on the porch while it cooked. My phone died, so we had to share her phone. I was texting Patrick because he was done training for the night, so we were catching up. She was texting Bobby the whole time and it was sad because Bobby couldn't come home. Poor guy worked a 14 hour day. I bribed him with a blizzard to buy me a charger, but he didn't get home in time. So he didn't buy it and I didn't get him a blizzard. Sad day :( Katie and I enjoyed a lovely meal of Chicken Parmasean and a nice salad. I got a Cherry-Limeade mustache :( She was very mean and made fun of me. After dinner we went back to Laura's and played Dance Dance Revolution Disney Groove and enjoyed root beer floats.

On Sunday I went to church and came home to enjoy some nice Ramen. Ha ha. My Dad bought the 24 pack, because "it was on sale"... if I had a dime for every time I heard that come out of his mouth, well I'd be rich. I digress. After finishing my ramen, I headed to... you guessed it Wolcott. Katie was at Laura's reading and Delilah and I joined her. Laura was power washing the house and the boys were playing outside with the neighbor girl, Bailey. Ahh Bailey. :/ She's a sweet girl; just very talkative, inquisitive, and 4.5 going on 18. Geez Louise. So, needless to say Katie and I didn't get too much reading done. I ended up leaving around 4:45 and I intended to come back after dropping off Delilah, but I decided not to. I ended up going to a concert at the church for the youth group. I'm glad that I did. It was a lot of fun. The groups were really awesome. They were; Either/Or, Laura Balke, and Darkroom. Darkroom isn't on MySpace, however they are on iTunes, so look them up. Afterwards I went to Monical's and had some more fellowship and yummy pizza!! :)

Monday I didn't have to sub which can be good or bad depending on how you look at it. I enjoyed the day off, but I also enjoy money. I met Katie at her 11:30 eyebrow waxing and then we had lunch at The Sportsman. It was yummy. We stopped by to see Laura at work and we delivered her some lunch. Then we headed to Rural King to look for some new work pants for Bobby. No luck. Wal*Mart!! No luck. Poor Bobby. We then parted ways because I had to get home to get ready for class. So, Monday wasn't as spectacular as the weekend, but hey I still got to see my BESTEST!!

April showers....

...can stop anytime and I'd be ok with that.

Seriously. How much more rain can we possibly handle? I'm so excited for summer to be here. I can't wait to just lay around and do nothing all day. Well, I will be working at the Taco Shoppe again this summer, so hopefully I won't be doing too much laying around. I'm looking forward to 40+ hours a week, Lord knows I need the money.

So, what's been happening in my life you ask...? Well, I'm becoming more of a grown-up I would say. I got my first credit card and I've started my own phone plan. :) Look at me go. Now, the credit card is just a Best Buy credit card, so I can't get into too much trouble there. I used it to get myself a new laptop which I desperately needed. :/ Nice right? I'm pretty proud of it. And I told myself when I got my next big check from subbing I was going to cut the apron strings and break away from my Daddy's cell phone plan. Well, my check on Friday was $352. Not bad for two weeks of glorified babysitting. So, after lunch Katie and I were off to the phone store. It took awhile and Dad had to come in and relinquish the line to me. However, we had some great success and I chose this little baby. :) Again I am proud. Now if I can just get myself a new car and get out of my parent's house I would be all set :-P One step at a time.

Hmm... well Patrick and I have been going to church every Sunday since January so that's pretty cool. I had been looking for more ways to get involved and wouldn't you know it, God answered me. 3 weeks ago I was approached by Mr. Bacon and he said that there was a Monday night Bible Study for 20-somethings and Patrick and I should go. So I have been. It starts at 7 so Patrick can't come until later and for the past two Sundays he has been out of town. I was also asked to start helping with the youth group this summer. I helped out at the Soup for the Soul event at the church this afternoon. And I have signed Patrick and I up to be ushers in September and I always help usher at the drive-in. So, I'm feeling pretty good about all of that.

As I said Patrick has been gone for two weeks, well it will be 12 days on Friday. He has been down at Camp Atterbury doing some more training. It's Air Assault school. He's learning a bunch of stuff and he says that they are running them around like crazy. He goes to bed every night very sore and tired. They get up early and go on marches, run, do PT, etc. Poor guy :( He's doing really well though!! :) :) He's passing all of the tests with flying colors!! I'm so proud of him!!

Um, I think that's all of the exciting stuff that's happening. So, yeah you out there just keep checking back... Love ya!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Better Me

Hello all!! :)

I'm trying to be a better me this week. We'll see how long this lasts... ha ha obviously I have some attention problems. :-P Now I just started yesterday, so far so good. I'm trying to tan to make myself feel better and you know get some sort of base for this summer!! Ahhh summer!!! I can't wait. Anyway, back to this better me thing... today I went for a walk. Well, I've been walking with Delilah on every nice day that we've had. It's been nice for the both of us. Today, however I went out with the intention of going a bit further than normal and maybe even trying to run a little bit. So, I did. I ended up jogging/walking for 4 miles. It wasn't that bad actually. I feel pretty darn good. Well, except for my poor feet :( Apparently I was not wearing the proper shoes. So, on my agenda for tomorrow... buy RUNNING shoes!! Well, that's all that I really have to report about. This week is going to be pretty boring. North White and Twin Lakes are both on Spring Break this week, so that means no subbing for me :( Boo for that, because we all know I need me some money!!

Well, ta ta for now!