Saturday, February 15, 2014


It's Saturday and I am happy.

I already made myself some perfectly delicious almond flour pancakes with bannana and pure maple syrup, along side 100% orange juice. It was SO GOOD! Perfect start to the day.

Today I have a few things on my list...


I have decided that after this blog I will start on what I want to do least. That would definitely be the kitchen. I hate doing dishes and wiping counters so much I want to kill it. Who wants to spend their spare time cleaning the kitchen? I don't even mind the bathrooms as much. Clorox wipes have literally saved my bathroom cleaning life. Just wipe wipe wipe and you're done! I mean pretty much anyway.

Floors...that's hard. BUT I can usually convince Clay to do that part so, lets cross our fingers on THAT.

I have one tiny tiny pillow in my living room. It's fine and all and I still love it but I have two couches and one of them is a leather couch that is not very homey feeling and so it desperately needs pillows! I have decided its definitely time to put pillows and curtains in my living room. So my goal today is to get a start on that and possibly go to home fabrics or something to see the possibilities of fabrics.

I also may do my nails...they have gotten pretty long and its hard to do certain things. I like them shorter I've decided (Clay will be disappointed).

In other news, Clay has felt the baby kick! It was really exciting.

Also yesterday was Valentines Day! I have to say I did some pretty cute things. On Thursday I brought home a heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murpheys. Now this is nice on two levels. Clay LOVES papa murphes pizza. I mean, love love loves it. We have had it for his birthday dinner before. I don't at all. I mean, that's not true. I still eat it. But it always, without fail, gives me heart burn. Not ALL pizza does this- Papa Murpheys does. It's an issue. But anyway, that's number one reason this was sweet of me. Number two reason (and main reason) was I was being cute because the first big move Clay made on me back in our baby days was sending me a heart shaped pizza on Valentines Day! So it was all cute and stuff. Clay was super happy.

Then yesterday I left him a note in a bag with oreos and milk (and a cup so he could dip the oreos) that said, "Dear Valentine, we go together like cookies and milk!" How cute! Clay is also obsessed with Oreos. If I had to say what Clay's favorite foods in life are, I'd say they were Papa Murphey's pizza, Oreos, and Doritos. Anyway- he loves Oreos and milk so this was perfect. I didn't come up with this cuteness on my own of course, I saw it online...but it was perfect for Clay. He also loved that.

Anyway, I just was pretty proud of myself, so I figured I better record it somehow cause I totally spaced taking any pictures of any of it.

Clay got me a ring that is a gold owl type thing, super cute. He picked it out all on his own. And apparently there is more to come! Just hasn't gotten here yet. YAY! I am so excited- I told him he was required to tell me on Valentines Day what he got me if it hadn't gotten here, and he said that wasn't how it worked. SO...I have to wait and see!

Alright, I better get to those dishes. They wont do themselves (which by the way, lets get some scientists on that shall we? Put dirty dishes on the counter and have them magically scrape themselves, put themselves in the dishwasher so they are most space efficient, but still washable, and then have the kitchen self clean its own counters...really, someone should figure out this technology).

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Monuments Men

So I started the Monuments Men by Robert Edsel...I am about 7% in (I LOVE this feature of reading on a kindle tells you how far along you are in pages and percentage!). At first I was concerned I wouldn't get into it because it reads better than a textbook, but not really like a novel either. It's odd. But I decided to push through the first chapter and I am really enjoying it. It's super interesting.

Like...I may be putting myself out there as a history fool but I didn't realize that Hitler was SO SO SO obsessed with artwork. I didn't realize that he got denied into an art school, and it made him obsessed with proving them wrong. He had a room-sized replica of what he wanted to build to display all the artwork he collected and his goal would be to one day be able to sit and eat lunch and have his dog by him and be able to look at his favorite art pieces whenever he felt like it (not a bad goal, sounds great...I just am not up for killing thousands of people to get there).

So far the story is really just setting up the scene. Hitlers obsession with art, the art professional's game plans in how to protect it, etc. We haven't gotten to the Monuments Men quite yet, but are getting there.

I'm so glad I'm in a reading phase right now. I go through reading phases and not reading phases. Reading really makes me think about things a lot. And I swear it makes me a bigger dreamer. I always finish reading and feel like I have more ideas for my life. No matter what the subject. What a great thing!