Saturday, December 20, 2008

Now I know Im Getting Old!

So the hubby and I decided to have Mexican food last night. This is not something we normally do. In fact, we have live in Las Vegas almost a year and had no idea where a mexican restaurant was.

We found a Macayo's and decided to just eat there. i have having a mad craving for chips and salsa and some alcohol. Being a CPS worker is really stressful and for some reason has brought me to drink...probably not a healthy new lifestyle for me.

Anyway, the waitress talked us into drinking our margarita's out of these ceramic glass/bowl type cups. This way they next time we go back (im sure in another year) we can get our drinks for half the price if we bring in our new fancy ceramic drink cups...My husbands has a Hispanic woman on it with a pretty huge rack, and mine is a jolly Hispanic man with a sweet mustache.

Well, I finally feel like an old lady. I had one drink and was pretty tipsy. My husband got his normal red face from drinking (I think its the Irish blood) and we were acting like teenagers. Im serious...giggling, spilling things, talking loud. Im now extremely embarrassed of myself...

I ate chips and salsa like it was my job and then when we got home, we tore through the cookies and candy my sister had care packaged to me...I woke up in the middle of the night with the worse headache and stomachache. Its a good thing that Im not running today, I actually don't know if I would be able to. Sooooo Laaaame!

Oh, we also watched the movie House Bunny, with Anna Faris...good flick...wicked cheesy, but when tipsy and drunk on cookies, anything becomes entertaining.
Anyway, I think I am going to spend the day on the couch. I am officially done with Christmas shopping...thank god! Happy Saturday!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow in the Desert

It snowed in Las Vegas and the people here went insane! He He! All of you who live is states where snow is an everyday thing would laugh. Schools here shut down and work was let out early, it was breaking news all night (interupting my stories, which was upsetting).

It's pretty cool though. I hated the snow when I lived in Colorado and thats why I wanted to leave, but I kindof liked when it snowed here the past couple of days. Something different, and it is really beautiful. I dont want this to happen all the time, but during the holiday its really nice. So for now I will just enjoy it cause I will be wishing for it when it is 120 degrees in the summer.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Routines and Frustration

Do you ever wake up and sort of dread your life?
I woke up this morning, began putting on my running clothes and realized that I do the exact same things every day.
Sunday's: My long runs, grocery shopping, church, baking
Monday-Thursday's (This same thing every day): Work, change into running clothes at 445 pm, get out of work at 5 on the dot, go to the gym, run, come home and make dinner, make lunch for the next day
Friday's: Same as Monday through Thursday but since this is my husbands night off I have to rush my run and get home for us to go to dinner.
Saturdays are my non running days, but those are pretty routine with shopping and a movie with the husband.
This is my routine every single week. And for some reason lately it has been driving me crazy. I even make the same exact lunch every single day. Can someone tell me if this is really pathetic or not?
Im sitting here watching people on tv roaming the streets of Venice and I am so envious of them. I want to just drop everything and fly to some other country right now and just roam the streets for days.
I of course don't have that luxury right now, I have a new job and don't have any vacation for the whole year of my probation period. Really, if you think about it, what life is that to live. I mean, I enjoy my job and it keeps me busy, but sometimes I just want a life where I just drop everything and go on adventures with no bills or loans to worry about.
My husband and I wanted to wait on having kids so we could have the freedom to travel and go on adventures before we cant because of kids. Look at us though, he works in the casino industry and hasn't have any time off for a whole year, and I am now starting a job where I wont be able to have any time off for a year.
Wow, for some reason I feel like some of my posts have been real debbie downers lately, but Im just kind of feeling blah right now...I'm sure it has to do with the holidays and how busy and hectic everything is, but I don't want to one day look back on my life and wish I had done more. I know I'm young, but I don't want to get stuck saying "someday we will travel when we have time" the more a person says that, the less time it seems they really have.
What a scary thought, but for now, I wish I could get out of my mundane routine, but I just don't know how.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Holiday Panic

My husbands birthday is January 4th...this creates a lot of anxiety for me.

I come from a family where no one has a birthday past October and before late February, which is perfect cause then we only have had to deal with Christmas presents during Christmas time. Now however, I have married a man whose whole family has their birthdays in November, December, and early January...What the F! This puts a lot of pressure on me, especially since I have made it my mission to be the best gift giver ever in his family.

So right now I'm in stress mode and since we don't live near either of our families, I need to have all shopping done A-SAP...

Of course with my running schedule, my Christmas baking, and work, I don't have much time....soooo, well, I should maybe get started, huh?

Well, here's to my next marathon, it starts on Saturday early morning and doesn't stop till i'm done! Wish me luck!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

New PR for Me!

I know this is not going to sound too exciting to all you awesome runners out there, but I finally broke my 10 mile slump today and I ran 12 miles!

It felt really good to do so, and I am really proud of myself.

I also took a survey in my Runner's World magazine tonight and it said that I am a middle distance runner, which after reading everything about middle distance runner I fully agree. So, its good to know that I'm not a complete failure for not being able to run a Marathon, although, it is still my long term goal in life.

I read so many blogs of people who run Marathons all the time and it seems so effortless for them. I would love to one day feel the same way about myself.

One day I will be able to say I have run a marathon, and I cant wait for that day. For now however, I will just be really excited about my 12 miles today.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Um, do dogs go on diets?

Um, so this is the sweater that I had my dog wear last year for Christmas...and it was a huge struggle to fit him in to it yesterday...and he looks pretty, do you think he needs to go on a diet?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Leaving Arizona

Just to clarify, all pictures that I took of the Arizona Scenery were taken while I was driving to and from Las Vegas, so don't judge my photo taking ability...and yes, in taking pictures while I was driving, I'm sure I not only put my life and the life of my dog in danger, but I probably put those around me in apologies...

So, anyway, i was in Arizona for Thanksgiving visiting my family. I had a pretty good time and was able to see my nieces and nephews and Perry was able to see all of his cousins as well.

I got to drive through Hoover Dam which I always really enjoy (If there is no traffic). On the way to AZ I was able to see some beautiful sites, but on my way home it was pitch black and took an hour and a half to drive through. Kind of wanted to kill myself. Not moving for 3o minutes at a time is the most horrible driving experience, especially if you also have just had a 40 oz. Diet Root Beer and you are about to pee out of your ears. (I hope you enjoyed that description.)

I really enjoy my visits to Arizona. Scottsdale is such a beautiful town and if you have never been, you should visit. the grass and the trees are still the brightest green. The sun shines all day, and the weather is so nice. Jeans, t-shirt and the occasional sweater are all you need.

I really do miss living in Arizona. I usually don't realize it until I go visit and then I feel a bit homesick for a few weeks after when I am back in Vegas.

Besides soaking up the lovely scenery, I was able to hang out with my mom and sisters when we went and saw Twilight. Yes, the book was 150 times better, but to my surprise, the movie was also pretty awesome. And as much as I was opposed to Robert Patterson being Edward, he was pretty great in that role, so I take back all the mean things I have ever said about him (although Im still freaked out that he doesn't watch his hair in real life and its always super greasy).

I of course made pies for Thanksgiving...because I left my husband on Thanksgiving, I made two pies and let him keep one. I also bought him a Capriotti's sandwich (just the best sandwich shop in Vegas) that was 20 inches long. It is called The Bobby and is turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, so that was his Thanksgiving feast.

These pies are Pumpkin Cream Cheese pies topped with a Chocolate Toffee/Brown Sugar mix. Its my favorite.

So, now that the Thanksgiving Holiday is over, I have to go back to the real, work, work, and lots of running (although I still ran while I was on vacation). I'm also now going to freak out about getting all the Christmas shopping done ASAP cause I have to send everything... that's going to freak me out. Hopefully I can get my act together in order to do everything done, its time to go make some lists...have a good night!