Thursday, March 31, 2011

Catching up with the Kruck!

So, I'm only a few weeks into blogging, and I'm already falling off the wagon! Typical really, I get super excited about things, go really hard for a little while and then it fades and I'm onto something different - NOT THIS TIME! I WILL stick to my blog, no excuses :).

A little recap while I was off the wagon:


Last Friday was just one of those days that I couldn't get it together no matter how hard I tried. You know that feeling women get, the I may cry right here in the middle of the day with all these strangers looking at me because I finally became unglued...

1. I opened at work - up at 4:30am (I'm no morning glory, believe me!). Got to work with peanut butter literally ALL OVER me. On my seat belt, on my pants, rubbed into my brand new drifit shirt, awesome start to the day. Duely noted, eat peanut butter bagel BEFORE leaving the house.

2. Made it through the work day relatively good. Left work = Here comes the rain!

3. Went to the grocery store - made about 5 laps around the entire HEB, because for some reason I couldn't remember what I was searching for until I was on the wrong end. By the time I remembered I needed eggs, I was in produce, fml. Then, I decided to go through the self checkout, never works well for me. Tried to purchase a bag of fresh broccoli, got charged $64.78 - a fair price. 40 minutes later, I was out the door with my 5 items, efficient, just like I like it.

4. Gas station stop. I thought I would fill up, get a car wash, be on my way. Every time I fill up it ALWAYS ask, would you like a car wash? Today, of course it does not, so I roll inside. To not make a wasted trip indoors I get a fountain Diet Coke (which I didnt' even end up drinking out of anger). The lid is about 1 cm too big and won't fit, I try 3 different lids with the same luck. The attendants see me, do not help, and then have the audacity to hit on me, FA REAL?! Moving on, go to fill up, and that stupid tab on the gas pump so you don't have to hold it was broken! It really is a luxury to not have to hold the pump, and clearly one I take for granted.

Dirty car, clean it up! I feel like now that I drive my little miata, I need to keep it clean, but I was in a hurry so I thought car wash. To set the scene, I HATE car washes. I always feel like I'm gonna drive in too far, not far enough, hit the wall, get smashed, all-in-all, in my mind, car wash = death trap. Then if there is a car waiting behind me, added stress because they will see me go through the death trap, ugh! BUT now that I'm not driving my truck, I thought piece of cake - face your fear kid! Wrong again! First, the thing where you choose your wash had no words, not even one, but about 6 buttons. Cool, I'll just guess, thanks. Finally, it's my turn, I get into the car wash with no problems, I feel like I've turned a new leaf. I love the actual "wash" part of the experience, so for the first time all day I was relaxing...until - SPLASH - OH YA! My brand new convertible top allowed some very large gushes of water to come shooting at my face, head and side - it was like liquid air bags, joy! I spent the rest of the car wash, cursing my car and trying to plug the holes when the water brush came steam rolling towards me...

I've now hit it...UNGLUED, but instead of crying, I started laughing. I realized maybe this is PMS, or Gods way of telling me to chill out. So, I took off my shoes (being barefoot calms me), put my apparently leaky top down, and rode home in the sunshine. :)

The rest of the weekend ran smooth as butter, just had to get through the devil that was Friday:)

Got to hang out with my preggo cousin, Becca, Friday night, always a great time. Had her baby shower Saturday, got to see alot a family, jolly good!
Liz, "The Momma", Me, Amy - Love 'Em!

Saturday night, went to a Bobcat Fundraiser with Caleb (he was doing the auction). He is so good at talking to complete strangers, and always tells me I need to step up my game, but I can't. It makes my skin crawl! When Caleb went up front to do the auction, I found myself a nice pole and held it up until he was done. During these events is the one time I would like to be a wall flower...something to work on I suppose...

Sunday, Funday!

Jeremiah was in town and brought his lady friend so my parents had a BBQ for them. Despite the urge to physically attack him for trying to squeeze me out of his life, I held back. I also wanted to thank his new girlfriend for UN-friending me on facebook, but I didn't :). I never request friends (I'm weird like that), so when I put myself on that limb for his girlfriend, it was huge! She accepted and then un-friended me. Sadly, in the world today that says alot! To sum up, Jeremiah and his girlfriend refuse to be my facebook friends...ouch! They were corrdial to me, but it was clear, the hate Jessica plan is still in effect. Jeremiah decided he couldn't even bear to hug his twin sister, I decided to play nice, mainly because my Great Aunt Betty said do so or else, and I listen to that woman. Grandma says it will get better, I listen to her too:).

That was a real long post...I'll try to reign it in...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beach Visit!

This past weekend, we (me and the boyfriend) went to good ol' Port Aransas for my first beach trip of the year. It was a jolly good time, the weather was fabulous! We got to spend some time with Caleb's siblings (Casee & Clayton) which always turns out to be a good time :).

I love Port A and have loved it since I was a little kid. I think because I had no idea what a "real" beach looked like until I was a teenager I was able to fall in love with the all the glory that is the Island on the Gulf -- beachy locals, seaweed filled sand, not so clear water, and the impending doom that you may step on a sting ray or wash into a jellyfish at any moment...good, clean fun if you ask me!

I don't know what it is about the beach, but that first breath of salty air makes me feel so alive. All worries just fade and I am just happy as a clam. After the boys went fishing, and before the ladies woke up Saturday, I took a stroll through the island and on the beach. It was just what I needed. 

Some of the weekend...didn't take enough pictures, I need a personal photographer!

         AHHH...finally, the beach on a crisp morning :)

     The charming seaweed I was referring to...

I sat on the jetty, just watching the waves and the big ships come in.  I must admit, some great people watching too :)

Our first beach adventure, hopefully many more...

Summer is so close, I can taste it!
 Can't wait for some more fun in the sun~

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

MY 25!

Just in case I forget who I was when I was 25...

1. Sometimes I stress about getting older, I just can't help it. Being a woman is hard and from what I hear aging is never friendly.
2. I work for a Corporate Fitness Center at Dell in Austin, Texas. It's been my first "official" job and that's kind of exciting.
3. I am part of Big Brothers Big Sisters and I think it's a great organization! I'll post later about my lil', Ashley!
4. I love pictures! I believe they will tell me the story of my life (well, now this stellar blog will help:-)).
5. I have a twin brother who I love to pieces but at the moment he's not a fan of me and our relationship is in the toliet bowl. Hopefully that will change.

6. I have a Master's degree that I'm hoping will eventually pay off but right now...expensive piece of paper. However, it did bring me my Raquel, and that has been a true blessing!

7. I'm a Daddy's Girl. Always have been.
8. Over the last year my Mom and I have gotten much closer than we used to be and that's fabulous!
9. There is a fine line between living life and being OUTTAcontrol...I walk it real close:).
10. I change my hair color and cut more frequently than is probably appropriate, not sure what is means but I can't stop. I did take it a step too far with the platinum blonde...don't think I'll go that route again. Had to try it though, it could've been the best thing that ever happend.

11. I live in a TINY shoe box apartment but its perfect size for me right now.
12. I love animals!! I really have an obsession with chickens and roosters,  they just make me happy.
13. I'm lucky to have Grandparents who are still in my life and that I'm very close to. I miss the oppurtunity to have that with my Dad's parents.

14. I just got back from a 5th camping annual trip, good times with great friends. Camp Vinur 2011 will need it's own post to fill you in all the goods!

15. Today is my parents 26th anniversary, whoa yowza! I hope one day I'll be has happy as they are. They are a great example!

16. I have a little pup, Mya. She is my child...yup, I'm one of "those". Mya just turned 4 and is such a great dog.

17. I'm divorced. I'm ashamed of that sometimes but it is what it is and I can't change the past.
18. I've only competed in one race in my whole life and it was the Texas Duo with one of the best gals I've ever know, Laura Mills.  Being in fitness, that's kinda weird. I'm just not competitive, it doesn't excite me, it stresses me.

19. Speaking of fitness, I love it! I hope to be in Fitness FOREVER. I love to motivate and inspire people. When it comes to my fitness however, I struggle just like everyone else. I  love the junk food and sometimes I'm just plain lazy. That's reality though, and that's why I'm good at my job. :)
20. I am truly in love with a fabulous gentleman, Caleb Warren. We push and challenge each other in all the right ways and I'm so lucky to have found that.
21. I just started Dave Ramsey (Financial Peace University) and I've got 11 weeks to go! So far, so good. I'm hoping to get my head right about money now, so that'll it won't be a stressor later in life.
22. I want a big family. It just seems so fun! The closer I get to 30 however, the smaller my idea of big gets...see the age thing, I just can't shake it!
23. Good girlfriends are so important and should be treasured. Let's face facts, men die sooner and who will you hang out with if you don't keep you're ladies around?
24. I am a water baby. Put me on the lake, river, beach with a cold drink on hot day...never gets old.

25. I've made mistakes. Somethin tells me I'll make more. All in all though, I'm happy with the way I've lived this first quater of a century!

I can't wait to see what happens in the next 25 years!!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Very 1st Post!!

Hello BLOGGER land!!

I have decided to start a blog and I'm super pumped! I struggle with the land of technology so I've been hesitant, but my bestie, Raquel has a lovely life blog going and has said its time to step it up and start one, so here I go:).

I feel a blog will be fabulous for me for several reasons...

1) I have a horrible memory and forget everything I do. If this lack of memory continues as I age I'll be in real trouble. This way I'll be able to remember what happens in this crazy life!
2) I'm now a full fledged adult (quater of a century). This a pivotal age and I need to start documenting.
3) I enjoy reading other people's blogs. They are so entertaining, enlightening, and sometimes very insightful. Maybe people will get that from this blog...or maybe, I'm just a creeper reading everyone else's blogs...eek!
4) I'm hoping one day I'll have kids, and grandkids who will say man wonder what she was like before the was mom/grandma (that just feel weird to type)...they'll have this.
5) I'm going to look back one day and wonder who I was and I how became whoever it is I'm gonna become. The things that seem big now may be soon be pebbles of the past.
6) I feel like a blog will be easier than a journal and I hear such good things from people about writing out what your feeling and all that jazz... This may be my emotional stabilizer:)
7) I needed a seventh. Even numbers freak me out.

By the way, I am struggling with the templates and design on this bad boy. It's already making me crazy because I don't like that its not cute. I will keep trying and hopefully figure it out...may take a while...