Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Well, a lot has been going on since we've installed our solar :). Our first full month's bill was $3.20 or so. Nice!! Then we moved into November and December, yeah, those months were pretty high, but they were cold months without much sunlight! Brrrr. This month and the following months should be a little better!

I flew down to FL at the end of October and early November to go to one of my niece's 6th birthday party (it's my first birthday that I was able to attend for her, I was able to be there for her older sis' 1st birthday). It was much needed time with family and I loved every minute of it (except for the minutes going to bed. I missed my hubby so I wouldn't go to bed until well after midnight. Which is saying something since I usually go to bed by 9pm).

My niece, Cera, and me

Thanksgiving was great! My parents drove up to spend the cold week with us. We did a lot of shopping! Their car was packed to the max when they left. I did offer to switch with them. I was getting use to driving their car with the backup camera!

We went to FL for Christmas, which was soooo nice to be somewhere warm! We visited hubby's parents first and then saw my family. We also took some family pictures while we were there. It was such a great time. My twin sis and I also celebrated our 30th birthday on New Year's Eve. It was a great party!

The whole fam!

Sisters :) (My oldest sis, me, twin sis, and youngest sis)

Touch the belly! Youngest sis is having a boy :)

With our beautiful mom

The girls!

The guys! (my hubby in red)

Speaking of 30th birthday.....my husband took me to Hawaii for my 30th! ahhhh! It was AH-MAZING. We got back from FL on Jan. 2nd, and then left for Hawaii on the 7th. We decided to visit the Big Island since I have only been there for a day trip. We swam with manta rays, took a helicopter ride, and did a snorkel/whale watching tour. We did see a few whales, but they were quick to dive under. We did get to see two octopi (sp?) when we were snorkeling!! It was amazing! We are always wanting to see an octopus while snorkeling, and we saw 2!!! So cool. You can check out our website: www.ididthings.com for all the vacation summary for each day. My husband works hard on it and the music is also his own creation. Can you tell I'm proud??

Manta rays come up REALLY close

We were up front!


an octopus!!

So, now we're back into the full swing of things. I'm still subbing and am enjoying every minute of it. My hubby is doing well at work. Life is good :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

inspection done!

Inspector came and 5 minutes later, he approved! Yay! So now is our, hopefully short, wait for our electric company to change out our meter. So exciting :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

All done with E's!

We finished the E's!

Easy A
Edge of Darkness
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eyes Wide Shut

I really enjoyed most of these movies. The only one I didn't care for is Eyes Wide Shut....not that I'm a total prude or anything, but that one is just weird. I asked my husband what this movie was even about (since it's been so long since I watched it). His answer? "Who cares! There's boobies" lol. Such a guy. 

I can't wait to go further down our list of movies! I think that when we finish our movies, we're going to go back and watch all the special features....we'll see :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

hello, world

Well, I've seen I haven't been consistent in saying what movies we have watched. We're already in the E's! (okay, today will start our second "E" movie). I can't really remember when we watched these movies, but here they are:

Bad Teacher
Batman Begins
Battle: Los Angeles
Beauty and the Beast
Before the Devil Knows you're Dead
Be Kind Rewind
Black Sheep
Blades of Glory
The Blind Side
Blood Diamond
The Book of Eli
The Boondock Saints
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Broken Flowers
Brooklyn's Finest
Burn After Reading
The Campaign
Casino Royale
Catch a Fire
Catch Me if you Can
Center Stage (I actually saw this movie 6 times in the theater!)
Charlie Wilson's War
Children of Men
City of God
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Cry-baby (another one for me....CRRYYYY BAAABBBYYY)
The Darjeeling Limited (I have the hardest time pronouncing this one!)
The Dark Knight
The Day After Tomorrow
The Departed
Despicable Me
The Devil's Rejects (our first out of order sequel...I can't wait until we watch House of a 1000 Corpses!)
The Devil Wears Prada (another one of mine)
Die Hard (4 of them)
Dirty Dancing (hmmm, who does that one belong to?)
District 9
Donnie Darko
Down in the Valley
DreamGirls (this may belong to me, but DH was sure laughing and paying attention)
Dumb and Dumber (I like it a lot)
Eastern Promises

Holy crap that's a lot of movies, but over the summer since my husband works from home on Fridays, we have 3 day weekends to just watch movies. Not so much anymore since the school year started and I'm subbing a lot more. Goodbye free Fridays!

Okay, in other news, we are now a greener home by getting solar panels installed! Now, they're just sitting on our roof looking pretty until the county inspector can come out to, you know, inspect the panels. Once that is completed then we send the okay to our electric company. They get to drag their feet for 20 days to change out our meter, and then we'll be producing our own energy! We're still on the grid so we're not free of the electric company, but they'll buy back what we produce so that our electric bills will be practically nothing. Exciting stuff!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Movie list update

So, this past Friday, we watched a few movies and finished the A's.

Our list:
Apollo 13
Assassination of Jesse James

Best: Atonement
Worst: Audition (I can't remember why in the world we bought it, we must have been in the let's buy weird movies stage)

While watching Apollo 13, I kept thinking how much Tom Hanks and his son look so much alike! It must be because we're watching Dexter Season 6 so we see Colin a lot (yes, Colin and I are on a first names basis). I don't know why I thought it was special because father and son should look alike, but it was still neat.

I thought that was a really good list of movies until we got to Audition. But we were going through all our movies and while I thought we always made a very careful decision when we bought movies so I don't know where we went wrong. It's weird and had to read subtitles the whole time. Oh well, we watched it for a second time and probably won't watch ever again. Life goes on. 2 hours of our lives spent looking at the screen every once in awhile while browsing the internet.

Saturday was spent cleaning house and relaxing in anticipation of my twin sis and her hubby driving through! They were only here Sunday night but it was so nice to have visitors. We ended up grilling steaks and watching Bad Teacher (it was suppose to be Babel since that was next on our list, but it was too long). It was a good time.

Now back to the work week for J and housework for me. I'm so glad I changed laundry day to Mondays in the summer. That gives me something to do :).

I believe I'm out of words so bye for now :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Back from Africa!

Ok, I'm really bad about posting.

We just recently came back from a 16 day vacation in Africa! Yes, Africa! Our first stop was to Egypt, visiting the pyramids and tombs. Pretty neat and lots of history to take in. We had an amazing guide with us the whole time. And guess what? Egypt is safe! Albeit the crazy driving techniques and children in the streets with cars zooming past. We never once felt threatened. It was awesome! After 3 days in Egypt (2 in Cairo with a day in Luxor squished inbetween...we took an overnight train...do not do that! It was awful!) we flew overnight to Johannesburg and then caught a plane to Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls was amazing! So we can check off 2 natural wonders of the WORLD (we went to the Grand Canyon 3 years ago). We're planning on going to Australia some day so the Great Barrier Reef will be seen! Anywho, after spending 3 days in Zimbabwe, we flew back to Johannesburg, stayed the night there, and then drove to Kruger National Park to spend the rest of our vacation. It was amazing!! We saw so many animals, definitely the highlight of our trip. Well, our trip was to just go to Kruger, but we added a few stops along the way.

Now back to reality. Since I do not have work over the summer, I am now a housewife. Hubby had to go back into the real world. I have started working out again, so we'll see how long that lasts ;). I'm running/walking on the treadmill for 30 min. each day and playing Just Dance 3 on the Wii...I miss dancing so much so this is a lot of fun for me. :) 

Edit: I was suppose to post this a couple of days ago, but I guess I got distracted....I have had a fever all weekend so the workouts have stopped. If I don't have a fever on Monday, I'll continue :)

Movie Madness Weekend!

My hubby and I decided that starting this weekend, we should start watching all of our movies (300+) in alphabetical order. I'm all over this! So, since J works flex time, he is usually either off work or working from home on Fridays. This is especially nice in the summer because I'm not working at all so we get our 3 day weekends together.

Friday movies:
3:10 to Yuma
12 Monkeys
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
40 Year Old Virgin

As you can see with our first day, we have quite the variety of movies. My favorite from Friday would have to be 28 Days Later. I LOVE scary movies and when I saw this movie the first time, it scared the crap out of me! Now, when we get into the movies starting with D, there will be a movie that scared me way more, but we're not there yet ;).

Saturday Movies:
300 (I had not seen this yet, and I really enjoyed watching it)
127 Hours (that ending gets me EVERY time)
2001: A Space Odyssey
2010: The Year We Made Contact
Aladdin (we made it to the A's! Oh and J really enjoyed me reciting all the lines from this movie while we were watching it)

Ok, so when I agreed to watch our movies over, I totally forgot about 2001 and 2010, these two movies bore me to tears...and then J pointed out ever so nicely that he has to sit through my movies...and there are quite a few of them. I did have a real nice nap today while we were watching 2001 and 2010. :) While writing this, I learned that J took a nap too...lol!

Sunday Movies:
Alpha Dog
American Gangster (I didn't follow this movie very well today, I felt distracted)
American History X (This is one of my favorite movies of all time)
Anastasia (My movies have started to make their appearance!)

Shockingly (okay, not really) J had never seen Anastasia. His thoughts during the movie was that they really tried to make this a Disney movie. It doesn't really matter to me, though, because I love this movie and it was a fun watch.

I don't know when we'll continue this endeavor, but it was a pretty awesome weekend.

We also recently bought Dexter Season 6 and The Wire Complete series, so we're watching a few episodes of each every night. This plus our Netflix shows (The West Wing, Arrested Development, Bob's Burgers, Malcom in the Middle, and King of the Hill...just to name a few), we have never been happier with our decision to cancel cable. As baffled as our cable company was when I called to cancel, I just think our decision was the best one. We do have an antenna so we get the free channels. I'm so glad we have CBS so we'll attempt to watch Under the Dome when it comes on next Monday. I say attempt because we usually go to bed by 9pm, sometimes even 8:30pm!

Wow, I think this was my most productive blog yet! :)