Wednesday, August 25, 2010

101 in 1001

On September 1st I will start the 101 in 1001, I am really excited to strive to complete all the task on it.
I will have 1001 days-till May 29th, 2012 to complete 101 different task.

I added my list to my pages tab, so go check it out & let me know what you think.


Money Money Money!!! Hubby & I finally are buckling down to get on top of our finances, by November of 2011 we will be completely debt free. We want to be able to save as much money as we can before we go back to the states. His paychecks are pretty steady, so it will be really easy to judge how much we can put away every month. I am really excited about this, and even though money will be tight since were putting it away or pushing more towards our bills I am glad that it will be for a good reason.

I will be blogging about our journey to be debt free, and how we manage to be debt free in 15 months! We have 3 credit cards and 4 loans left to pay off, I am really glad that [JC] is on board with this and is taking an active part to help get us on top.

Now it's time to get back to work! :-)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Busy Busy

Some days I feel like I can barely keep my head above water. The past week has been busy and just completely crazy. The boat my husband is deployed on was in port part of the week so I was really excited to get to talk to him over skype and see him on the computer screen, talking to him makes everything so much better.
One of our neighbors is moving and they were selling their grill! She only wanted $80 for a grill they have only used about 5 times, so I snatched it up before anyone else had the chance too!
Here is our new grill:
I can't wait to grill on it! I probably won't even use it until my husband gets home, but I am really excited about having a grill.

Care Packages are a big thing in my life with my husband being gone and all, I usually send at least 2 every month, or ill just send two at one time like I did yesterday. He is so spoiled, but Im glad I get to spoil him. He knows I sent him two boxes, but he has no idea what is in each. Here are the boxes I sent out.

Basically they have drink mixes, tuna lunches, pistachios, a notebook, envelopes, sour candies, chips and queso dip, some little Japanese taffy that I get here, fruit snack packets a letter from me and some pictures.

I went to Yokohama with some friends last night and we went up the Landmark Tower to the 69th floor to see a 360 degree view of the city and it was amazing! If I could go there everyday and just relax I would be in heaven. We ate at the Hard Rock and as always it was delicious, we went into the store so we could look around and one of the girls collects a bunch of stuff from every Hard Rock her and her husband go too. I found this hat, and I really like it and I would go back in an instant to get it, but it is kind of expensive so I am having an internal debate on whether I should get it or not. So here is me in the hat...

I really like it! Maybe I'll just go on a shopping trip to Forever 21!

I hope everyone had a good weekend! :-)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Playing Catch Up.

Okay so I need to play catch up on a few days of 30 days of me, so let us start there..

Day 10: A photo of you taken over 10 years ago
-I don't have a picture of me taken this long ago :-(

Day 11: A photo of you taken recently

This was taken a week or so ago before I went out for a night with some friends!

Day 12: Whatever Tickles your fancy
-I will add this to the end of the post

Day 13: A fictional book

This is the book I am currently reading, it is the fifth book in the Sookie Stackhouse novels. This is the book series that the hit HBO show 'True Blood' is based off of. I love the series so far!

Day 14: A non-fictional book
I just finished reading John Crawfords book 'The last true story I'll ever tell:An accidental soldiers account of the War in Iraq', great book!

Day 15: A fanfic
-I have no idea what this is...

Okay on to other news, I got to my husband twice today so I am on cloud nine right now. For those of you who don't know, my husband is currently deployed. It is always a hreat feeling when he calls and I get to hear his voice! I have a party of sorts to go to on Friday and I just picked up my dress today from the cleaners, and I am excited they made it look like new and that I get to dress up for once! I will start being on top of these 30 days of me post, I am half way done so not to much longer. I hope everyone had a great weekend, mine was relatively uneventful so nothing to brag about :-)

Have a Happy Monday:)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A little bit of this

Today was a day that I needed.. I slept in today and I needed it, for some reason I have been exhausted lately. I picked up the book series I wanted to read from a friend, and I'm already addicted. The book series is the Sookie Stackhouse Series, which is the series True Blood is taken from. I watch the TV show and I really enjoy it, but I think I will like the books better. If you like the TV show, you should go get the books, the first one is called Dead until Dark.

After emailing my husband, and getting ready for the day I sat down on the patio with my book and began to read, and a friend texted me and asked if I wanted to join her, and her kids up at the pool since it was open until 8pm tonight.. I did and two other friends and their kids came up as well. I sat up there for 5 hours just hanging out, relaxing and just talking with good company, it was the best night I have had in a while. With my husband deployed , it is easy for me to get stressed and forget to take it easy, but tonight I let all the stress roll off of me, and I am glad I did.

I need to start working out regularly though, I need to rearrange the back bedroom to where it gives me more room to workout in. I just need something to tone my body up a bit and to build up endurance. I am thinking of going back to Zumba two nights a week and maybe BodyCombat two other nights. I have also been thinking of volunteering to be a flag football couch, it might be fun, but it depends on the age group.

So I need to get back to writing my husband a letter to mail out... I have been at a lose for words though, no words can explain my love for him. I miss him..

Okay enough for one night.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 9: A photo you took

So today is a photo I took so here it is...

This is my husband & I on the 4th of July! The base we live on had a bunch of bands playing and a bunch of other stuff going on. We had a great day and the best part was being able to spend it with my husband.

Monday, August 2, 2010


I need to find some motivation! I will try to post everyday like I am suppose to with this challenge, but sometimes I forget. I have been able to talk with my husband about a lot of life changes and things the past couple of days, and that always makes me happy. I will post about out future plans another day so until then I will continue with the 30 days of me!

Day 7: A photo that makes me happy

This picture was taken on Valentines day 2010, and it is my favorite picture of us. It was taken in Yokohama, Japan and we had a lot of fun that day. It was the first time we really went out and explored.

Day 7: A photo that makes you sad/angry

I don't have a photo that makes me sad, and I am sure I could of googled something, but it wouldn't be personal. So I have deced not to post a picture.