Thursday, January 29, 2009
Remember the days when you would go out on dates with people you really liked?? Think back to how you acted around your crush's! I know how I acted it and sadly to say it is far different from how I act with my husband now!! When I met him I was shy and passive! I was too worried about what he would think of me if I was 100% myself!! It took me months to be comfortable enough to even pee with him in the next room because I didn't want him to hear me! Now, I am so improper it isn't even funny. I think I might be too comfortable with him! I know my husband loves me unconditionally, but I have to stop and think about what attracted him to me in the first place. I was lady like. I still have the urge to impress my husband because I love him so much for still thinking I am beautiful after he has seen me at my worst!
Posted by Brittany at 10:06 PM
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Today I drove from South San Francisco to San Luis Obispo to hang out with my friend Tina. About an hour into my drive, I cried like I have never cried before. I put on some Christian Cd's that I haven't listened to in awhile, and sobbed. The rain was crashing hard on my windshield and my tears were streaming. I knew this was not a safe way to drive. Everytime I drive from SF to SLO, I pass the spot where Jessica died. I hate it. I imagine the whole scene. I imagine her car in the ditch, and her laying there suffering. It really hurts my heart. So I passed the spot and drove for a bit longer. I started thinking of my dad and the tears kept streaming. I realized that since my dad died on August 19, 2008, that today is the first day that I have been by myself for over 1 hour. My husband and I are soooo co-dependent on eachother. Its to a point where we know it isnt healthy, but we are just so obsessed with eachother. So today I had time to think about my life and what has occurred within the last few months. I had time to think long and hard without any distractions. I cried a cry that desperately needed to come out. I missed my dad sooo much. I hated that I couldnt call him. I still hate it. I pulled into Tina's driveway and felt a lot better. We went to the hot tubs at Sycamore Mineral Springs where I used to work (she still works there). I feel a bit better. Being here in San Luis Obispo brings back a lot of happy memories for me. I miss my husband a lot, but think that this space is so healthy for us. I pray that this weekend away will help me to focus on myself and to have time to reflect on my past. I can't wait to sit on the beach in Pismo tomorrow to look at God's beautiful creations. I miss Pismo, it was my beach and I will always love it. When do you have time for you??
Posted by Brittany at 12:39 AM
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This is my friends son. He is 2.5. (I will refrain from telling you her name, so she doesnt get embarrassed)! Are pictures like this really bad? I know I have stumbled acrossed a few pics of me as a baby holding a beer! Who else had parents who did this kind of stuff to them?
Posted by Brittany at 10:21 PM
So yesterday Obama officially became the 44th President of the United States of America. Although I didn't personally vote for him, I was glad to be alive to watch the inaugeration on msnbc.com via my work computer. It is a monumental day in our Nation's history. The first black man to become President. Racism is not over, but this was a big step. I am excited to think about the fact that my grandchildren will some day ask me about yesterday. So I have to remember, I was at work and I snuck on the internet to watch it online!! I was thinking how pathetic it was that my company's "higher up's" didn't think that maybe we would want to watch it, and didn't offer to let us watch it. So I sat there at my little desk, and watched silently as Barack Obama became El Presidente!
Posted by Brittany at 9:37 PM
My Steppie and I went on a date. It was our first one ever!! We went to see the Tales of Despereaux. I worked him up for a few days before, and he was getting really excited!! So the day of, we were almost ready to walk out of the door when he stopped and said, "Oh wait I forgot something." I was like, "um what did you forget?" I watched him run to the hall closet and take out his Dad's cologne and spray it on his chest! He said he wanted to smell nice for our date!! It was the cutest freakin thing ever!! We had a great time!!
Posted by Brittany at 9:28 PM
Friday, January 9, 2009
Aaron & I at Molloy's 2 years and 5 months after meeting eachother!
Julia, Me, Jasmine, Jennifer, & Ella
When Aaron and I first got together we used to go to Molloy's all the time. It's a cool little bar in South San Francisco with a lot of history. But since we are married and want to avoid drama, we rarely go anymore. But we got the itch to go hang out there once again. Good times!
Posted by Brittany at 9:32 PM
My beautiful seester-in-law
My sister in law Crystal and I both have birthdays in December. With Christmas and everything, it is hard to get us all together to celebrate. So this January my in-laws took us to a restaurant in Pacifica called Nick's to celebrate! I actually liked celebrating my b-day in January better because I felt like I had a never ending birthday celebration!! My in-laws totally over did it on the gifts too! I felt spoiled rotten, but happy too! Thanks guys for an awesome time!!
Posted by Brittany at 9:11 PM
Ok lets discuss this. Christian is 4! Why the heck is hit front tooth about to fall out? We practice good dental hygiene at our casa. They say he has an extra tooth, but I still think it is weird...it was so fast and his teeth shifted all over so now he looks so funny to me!
Posted by Brittany at 9:06 PM
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Today was day 1 of my "lifestyle change." Last night Aaron and I were about to sit down to watch the 1st episode of the Biggest Loser when we got a knock on our door. It was a guy from our insurance company who was here to draw our blood, get us to pee in a cup, and last but not least...TO WEIGH US! I got on the scale and wanted to have a break down. I weigh 15 more pounds than I did when I met my hubs. So then the guy left and we watched our show. It was by far the most eye opening episode yet. It portrays what has happened to America. With fast food, to supersize, America has accepted obesity. I see more chubby overweight people than skinny people. I am depressed because of my weight. I don't feel good about myself. So today was the day. For breakfast I had a banana and a nutrigrain bar as well as a liter of water. For lunch I had a 6 inch turkey sandwich on wheat with mustard and veggies, and for dinner I had whole wheat pasta with a light red sauce. Then Aaron and I went to the gym. All I have to say is that I am OUT OF SHAPE! My goal is to lose 20 pounds. When I reach my goal, I will share what my starting weight was!! :) Wish me luck!!
I don't know if the news I am about to share with you is something that the media in your neck of the woods has already shared with you, but I need to talk about it. The San Francisco Bay area has a thing called BART....it is like the subway. Well on New Years day in Oakland, a BART officer shot and killed a 22 year old black man. When I first heard of it, my first impression was that they guy must have been drunk and acting all psychotic and now all these people want to call the cop racist because the guy was black who died. Then the video taken from another BART passengers cell phone came out. As the guy was laying face down with his hands cuffed behind his back, the camera rolled. He laid on the grown for a few moments and did not move the entire time. After a few minutes, the cop pulls his weapon and fires a shot into the guys back. THE GUY DID NOT A SINGLE THING WRONG!! He was lying face down in the pavement obeying orders and got shot for no flippin' reason! This totally infuriates me. Now BART is trying to say that the officer was confused and that he was firing his tazer gun. I am pissed that BART can't just man up and say they screwed up! I hope the family of the guy who died sues the pants off of BART and I hope that the BART officer who shot and killed him goes to prison FOREVER! Check out the story and tell me what you think!!
Posted by Brittany at 8:27 PM
Monday, January 5, 2009
I get off work at 5:00pm everyday and my husband gets off work at 2:00pm everyday. After 9 hours of work, I get home and am beat! My slow cooker is like my best friend. It assists me in creating dinners without much work. My husband has a really hard time cooking. He tries, but his efforts aren't really successful. He can't make scrambled eggs, can't brown meat, and can barely boil water on his own. But tonight, I came home to a surprise. Aaron's friend Matt went to culinary school. Aaron called him for some advice. I walked in the door and was greeted by Aaron and he had a glass of wine for me. Then I walked into the dining room and saw the gourmet dinner on the table! I was so shocked and impressed at the same time! Aaron made chicken balentine. He got boneless skinless chicken breasts and beat them until they were flat. He put prosciutto, jack cheese, bell peppers, and onions on top of the meat and seasoned it with salt, pepper, and garlic. Then he rolled it until it was in the shape of a burrito and wrapped it in foil. After it cooked, he covered it in a white wine sauce that he made. It was soooo good and I am so proud of my husband for making me this great dinner. Thanks baby!
Posted by Brittany at 10:37 PM