V Day 2011

February 15, 2011 § 2 Comments

8:28 am – I scramble out of my warm bed to the office to sign onto Skype at 8:30. One of the perks of working at home. Disadvantage: I am losing the habit of waking up early.

I am suddenly surprised by a box of hand-picked chocolates and a card swooping in from behind me. What a sweetie I have! And what a great start to a Monday!

Then my off time at 2pm turns into 2:30 and I’m scrambling to get my things together for class AND get half way cute. As soon as class is over, I’ll have about 30 min to be ready for a hot date with the hubs at a surprise restaurant.

So, I at least managed to straighten my hair, but at this point I’ve eaten about 5 pieces of chocolate and am feeling like my New Years Resolution is never going to kick in. That’s right, I said New Years Resolution. Yes, I know it’s the middle of February.

Fast forward, I meet Steve at his work and He surprises me with a rose and a red velvet cupcake (!!!) Then we get home and get ready to leave. My precious loving husband helps me zip my too-tight dress that was a little loose last February. Why did I eat all that chocolate?? And we walk to the car and I’m suddenly feeling the shock of wearing nothing but snow boots for the last 2 1/2 months in my most comfortable black heels.

Deep breath.

This is going to be a great night.

My dashing lover, clad in his super fashionable red bowtie turns on classical music and we pull in to the very fine dining establishment: J. Liu. I am so lucky to have such a classy, romantic guy. And on top of that he’s incredibly attractive, intelligent, and hilarious. But, I’m a mess and this is the guy who loves me.

Because of my wonderful husband I had a great Valentine’s Day. What’s your story?


September 26, 2010 § 2 Comments

Hide your Kids, Hide your Wife, Hide your Kids, Hide your Wife…

(via the.4.seasons)

A long and good life

September 20, 2010 § 2 Comments

Most things in Columbus, Ohio are old. The majority of it’s homes and buildings are 100 years old or more. We have one of the largest Universities in America building new buildings and trying their best to be innovative.  But the students… well, it should be obvious that they don’t contribute too much to the City’s economy.

College students have invaded the neighborhoods over the years, however, there was a couple who stayed in their home over 50 years, even when college students surrounded them. They were here, working in factories that have now been rennovated and are now office spaces. They were here, before cell phones, computers, and even televisions. They were here, when they were just a young couple getting started. They owned their Duplex home and since we’ve been married, have rented the other side to us.

They are Mr & Mrs Fenton. AKA our landlords. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on September 1st, and Mr Fenton celebrated his 94th birthday on September 3rd. On September 12, 2010, Mr Clarence Gene Fenton passed away.

We miss him and we know that his precious survivor and wife misses him more. But, we all know that he lived a long and good life. There is much more to say about him, but unfortunately I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know him better.

A candid shot only a week before his death.

giddy as a school girl

September 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

So, my college journey has been pretty up and down. In High School, I went back and forth between wanting a degree in Journalism or Art. 10 years and 5 schools later, I’m still yet to receive an undergrad degree in anything. Life has thrown many curve balls, but I could’ve dodged them. The truth is, I tend to be so go with the flow, that I let life take me down it’s rushing river. I’m learning how to swim upstream, but also realizing that going with the river isn’t such a bad decision. I mean, I’m here now, married to the most wonderful, sweet husband and getting ready to start art classes with free tuition. The way this crazy river has brought me here wasn’t always easy, but I’m so glad I didn’t swim too hard.

Ohio State University