A Smallish Update

The driveway at the new house HAS been moved, thank goodness!  I am so glad it is no long smack dab in the middle of our house..who would do that!?  Well..our neighbor, I guess.  The house at the first of our road has hers like that and it's strange.

I am coming close to finishing packing, I should get most of what's left done, this afternoon.  The stack of boxes that Jason so kindly brought me home from work yesterday, is sitting in front of me, staring me down.  I'm tired.

I am loving that my fall shows are back on!  Finally some good TV!  I have several CW shows that I love, plus Chuck, Glee, and Ghost Hunters are back!  Now, I just hope that cable is run to the new house before we move..I have had the worst time trying to get anyone to tell me anything, the cable companies have no clue, and neither does the housing company.

Well, today is officially fall, and the high here is 92.  I am absolutely ready for cooler temps, punkins, bonfires, hoodies with jeans and boots, brightly colored leaves, halloween candy, hot chocolate..the list is endless!  It can't come fast enough for me!  I am done with summer, have been for a while.  I would be completely fine if summer only lasted about a month.

Kojak thinks that we cheat on him.  Anytime we are around another animal (be it dog or cat), he won't stop sniffing us, and then he pouts (which is usually short lived because he is such an attention hog).  Sometimes I am amazed at how smart he is.  And annoying.

I am HOOKED on Bolthouse Farms Mocha Cappuccino.  It's a protein coffee-like drink and it rocks my socks!  It's my new breakfast.  The protein in it keeps me full for hours. 

My wonderful friend, Tiffany is coming to visit in two weeks from today, for about 3 days.  We haven't seen each other in almost a year, and it's a long overdue visit.  We met here in Jacksonville almost 4 years ago.  The military, and life have led us in different directions and she now lives in Florida, so we don't get to see each other too often.  We are both really excited!

Ok, well, this update turned into a not-so-smallish update.  Oh well!


More House Pics

The front of the house with the driveway in the wrong place!  Thank goodness we went out there when we did because the landscaper was there and was really nice about it all, and told us he would move the driveway, and that he was just putting where he was told (even though we told them NOT to put it there!), so he was super helpful, and is going to move it to the right of the house by the mudroom entrance, between the two trees.  He said he would even lay a walkway from there to the front door:)  But, you can see the pretty brick is complete!

And a look at all of our new stairs:
I'm thrilled with the quality of the steps/stoops.  They are custom built and really sturdy.  Not what you usually see on manufactured homes.  Now it's not an ordeal to get inside the house anymore, lol.


Moving Day Is Approaching, and Some Other Randomness!

The brick is on the house!  And they are saying about 2 weeks!  Eeek!  I'm not even finished packing!  We are having a yard sale as I type to try to eliminate some of the clutter before we move, so that's a step in the right direction, right?!  Plus a little extra moolah never hurt anyone;o)  We are going back out to the house on Monday, so I will have more up to date pictures to post then, but I love the brick that they chose, and they will soon be building our steps!  I'm still a little worried that the cable won't be run out there yet, because we all know I can't live very long without the internet!

As I am sitting on my front porch supervising the yard sale, I had to grab a hoodie because it's a chilly 67 degrees.  I absolutely LOVE it!  It just intensifies my need for fall.  Only 12 days until it's officially fall, and only 57 days until our vacation to Gatlinburg!  YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!!!  I am glad that we will be moved and settled in the new house way before vacay, so we can relax and enjoy the break from reality.

Today, especially as a military family, I am reminded of what this day means to our American history.  The 9th anniversary of 9/11.  I can't believe it's been 9 years.  It just doesn't seem real.  May we NEVER forget all of the Americans who lost their lives that day, and all the brave men and women who have lost their lives fighting for us since that day.  God bless them and their families.  And let's continue to pray for this country, it's leaders, and this war.

Remembering, but trying not to dwell on all the sadness of this day..I want to also reflect on all that we (our military) have accomplished in Iraq, and celebrate that.  Alot of people say that it was a waste of time and money.  Having had my husband there twice, and numerous friends there as well, I can promise you that they have made huge strides.  Yes, there is still so much to be done, and there are no guarantees, but I whole heartedly believe that they have made a difference.

Moving along...I am totally digging Sara Bareilles' new CD, Kaleidoscope Heart.  I recommend it if you like her type of music.

Ok..yard sale update.  It's 9:30 and we have already made 90 bucks!  Cool!

We went up to the drag strip last night and Jason ran his car again.  He didn't run as good this time, so he's been bummed.  So, he's been out tinkering on his car again.  Geez.

Went to Texas Roadhouse for the first time last night with some friends.  It was delish!  And I even ordered healthy!  Roasted chicken, with green beans, and mashed potatoes.  I figured I deserved a little starch, lol.  I've been eating much healthier, and much lighter, and I could definately tell a difference in the amount of food I could eat last night.  My stomach must be already shrinking:)  Plus, I've felt better, and had better blood sugar levels.  I'm really wanting to make this a habit and a lifestyle.  I know it will pay off, and I will have more energy.

We are going to dinner at some friends house tonight, and they are having steak.  I love a free steak dinner;o)  Complete with salad, and mashed potatoes (I never get tired of 'em!).

I am not looking forward to this moving thing.  Thank goodness Jason got off early all week and was able to help me get everything off the walls, and the living room packed, as well as part of the kitchen.  We have to make a late night run to Walmart tonight for more boxes and papers, so I can finish packing up the kitchen.  At least it's an in town move, we aren't even packing up the drawers.  They are all getting moved as is, lol.  We need some strong fellas to head our way on moving day, if there are any takers out there;o)

I am ready for our first time homebuyer's credit to hit the bank!  We want to put a fence in at the new place for Kojak, get a new TV since ours no longer responds to the remote (Jason's getting that one for his game room), a storage building, and a deck.  So exciting!

Carolina Panthers football baby!  The season starts tomorrow at 1:00 against the NY Giants!  Woo-hoo!  I am looking forward to a lazy Sunday afternoon tomorrow with my Panthers and my hubby!  I might even break out some chips and guacamole!  Football also means the start of fall, ya know!  I need some tickets, it's about time I go to another live game.

Oh, and only 105 days until Christmas!