Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Care Package Results



Delicious! It was my breakfast at 1pm.

Things I'm Thankful For:

The ability to laugh and love

A good cup of coffee in the morning (or anytime) to get me going

A good glass of wine after a long day

Great friends who make me smile and who are a shoulder to lean on

My job and the opportunity it brings to make people happy eight times a week

A wonderful tour family who understand the ups and downs of life on the road

An incredible, supportive family whom I love very much

A husband who loves me and who means the world to me

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey Day Care Package

I had a surprise at work last night. I got to my spot in the dressing room and had a big box waiting for me from Grayson, GA. My mom sent me this:

It was a box full of the ingredients to make two of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes: Cornbread Dressing (my family doesn't do "stuffing," we do "dressing") and Green Bean Casserole (which we grew up calling  "Beans and Crunchies" and it was probably college before I realized that isn't a universal term). Also in there was a can of turnip greens and cranberry sauce, which goes really well on top of a piece of Dressing. All I needed to buy today was milk, since Vanilla Silk might not go well in Dressing, and an onion. 
At the moment I'm cooking the cornbread so I'll be all set for tomorrow!
Even though I don't get to be at home on Thanksgiving, at least it will smell like my mom's cooking and it will (hopefully) taste like it too!
My mom is the best.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stocking Project Progress...

Since Monday is supposed to be my day off (not this week so we can have Thursday off, but I'm pretending I have the day off as usual) I spent some time working on our stockings today!

Just crossing my fingers that the glue holds...

Stupid Airline Prices

So my hubby originally was going to work on Thanksgiving Day and then fly on Friday to see his family. He just recently changed jobs and now has Thanksgiving off AND the day before. I was hoping to see if he could fly to visit me in Tulsa and then go see his family as planned... but the prices of airfare is so ridiculous that it's not possible. Why must it cost an arm and a leg to fly these days, especially during the holidays?
I don't know why I had gotten my hopes up that he could come here when we'd been planning all along to be apart on turkey day. So he'll be celebrating in NYC and I'll be having dinner with some of my cast in Tulsa.
First Thanksgiving as a married couple and in different time zones. That's the price of having a wonderful job...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Project!

I have a few projects going on at the moment, but the one I spent my evening working on tonight was making our Christmas stockings!

Adam (jokingly) asked if I was going to make our stockings for Christmas, and, although I was so close to buying ones from Pottery Barn, I decided it would make a fun newlywed project to commemorate our first Christmas.

The final project might be really bad and if so, I'm getting the ones from Pottery Barn, but here's what I did tonight...

I cross stitched our names to go on the top of the stockings! Yep, that's all my handiwork. I haven't cross stitched since elementary school... but what can I say, I'm a fast learner!

Side note: we'll be celebrating Christmas in Indianapolis, and I have a show on Christmas evening. 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Probably Will Make You Gag...

It's the little things that Adam does that really proves how much he cares about me. This is the picture message that I received last night while setting up tables for BC/EFA in the lobby (not the most exciting task in the world but whatever)...

Made my night!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Finally, a Full Week!

I haven't written in a few weeks because I'm not feeling very insightful but since a momentous occasion occurred, I figured I'd write about it.

Adam and I spent our first full week together since the wedding (which was seven and a half months ago). He flew in on a Wednesday and left on a Wednesday. That's HUGE for us. We usually do the two days in between cities and I'm usually useless from waking up for a 6 am flight.

The main reason we were able to do this is because he was a patient at St. Jude when he was a child. They now have this amazing program called St. Jude Life where they fly former patients in and give them a complete physical and blood workup. It's to see how they are functioning as adults. My hubby was in the control group since he never had chemo, just surgery.

ANYWAYS, when they contacted him to see if he could give up a few days to come to Memphis for the study, they left it up to him when he wanted to come... so of course he picked while I was in Memphis! Thank you St. Jude for his round trip airfare! Oh yeah, and also for my hubby ;-).

Here's a little highlight from our Memphis trip:

In front of Rendezvous

Adam dropped his last two ribs on the dirty floor... let them sit there for over a minute while he gave me the pouty face, then continued to rip a piece off the top and eat it.

Not amused.

Adam with the Peabody Ducks

The incredible National Civil Rights Museum

Watching the sunset over the Mississippi

After we had our fun in Memphis, we headed to Hot Springs, AR for two days (in between cities for me). As with all of our little mini-vacations... it rained. It always rains. Lake Lure Inn in NC, LBI wedding (though thankfully not on the wedding day), and now Hot Springs. I feel like I'm missing one too...

Oh well. We made the most of it. We stayed at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast, called Lookout Point Inn. 

They were so nice and the place was beautiful. 

We relaxed by swinging on the hammock by the lake (in between the rain showers), 

touring an old historic bath house from 1915, 

getting massages, and walking around the Garvan Botanical Gardens.

(I guess it looks like it didn't rain all that much, but obviously we don't have pictures from the rain... and as you can tell from my frizzy hair, it was certainly humid still.)

It was a really wonderful week and went by WAY too quickly.

Now I'm off to try to find the bright side of being in Little Rock...