Tuesday, June 28, 2011

...I had more advice? (You know you love it)

Can you believe it? I've survived 3 1/2 whole months of being married. I know. Right? I'm an old married person now...

no really... we go to bed at 10 like every night.

It's awesome.

I just thought I'd share some wisdom from an old lady...

1) Changing your name is confusing. I'm still going through an identity crisis.

The other day I was at church and introduced myself as: "I'm Mickelle Myers... AH! No, Smith! Ahh... It's been at least a week since I've done that. Mickelle Smith."

They think I'm crazy.

Don't even ask me which name to sign at the bank...

2) The first thing you should buy for your new apartment is a plunger. Not kidding.

Like 3 days after we got back from our honeymoon, at 11:30 pm, our toilet got stopped up. Awesome.

Even more awesome? Both of us had to work really early in the morning- like before stores open- and we wouldn't get home home until like 6 that night.


Needless to say, when I bought a plunger- I bought some hard core cleaning chemicals too.

3) Best presents we got, in no particular order: Gift cards, food, and cash.

Weirdest present we got? A kids telescope (?)

4) Being married is expensive. Save your pennies if you want to get married.

Lots of pennies.

5) Living in an apartment isn't so bad... best part is that we don't have to take care of a yard. The saddest part is- there's no yard for my dog to run.

Buying a house is definitely still on our list of things to do in the near future... after our lease is up.

6) Making dinner for a meat-lover and a mostly vegetarian is hard.

We eat lots of meals like Hawaiian Haystacks, Tacos, Fajitas... things you can add what you want. It's kind of silly- but it works. We do mostly okay. Sometimes we have to give into the other and I make him some sausage-laden meal and sometimes he lets me have my veggie pasta... but it's good.

7) When you have someone sleeping in the same bed as you that wakes up at 6 am every morning, you can kiss sleeping in good bye.

I've tried to sleep in, but the latest I get is 7 am.

Sometimes letting him pick the movie isn't so bad... and sometimes it's real bad. Like fall-asleep-in-the-theater bad.

Good: The Conspirator (excellent movie)

Real Bad: The Eagle (yes. maybe I did fall asleep)

9) Boys don't really care for decorated apartments... unless it's with Superman memorabilia or giant posters of movies.


not a fan.

That's why you just have to decorate when they're gone, then let them notice it on their own.

This is one thing I give the advice: Don't ask. Just do.

Being married is the best... My advice is to get married. I'm a huge fan of it.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

...it was the simple things?

Yup. I am sitting here watching the National Spelling Bee... not kidding. It usually doesn't take much to entertain me. I'm okay with it though... who doesn't enjoy a good game of Angry Birds every once in a while? Or napping in your car because you're too early for work and you refuse to go in 5 minutes early?

Last night I got to experience one of these simple things...

yes, that's right... Rick and I BOTH got to sit at a TABLE and eat dinner... at the same time!

Whaaat?! Oh yes... for the past 3 months we haven't had a table so we've had to sit on the couch and eat... being extra careful not to spill anything. No longer will that be the norm. We officially have a table- granted we only have one folding chair so someone has to sit on a rubbermaid container- but that's besides the point. We have a table. Chairs are the next order of business... but we'll take care of that later.

See? I take pleasure in simple things.

(it's ridiculous I know)

Speaking of ridiculous things... I'm starting to feel the pangs of missing EFY. For the last couple years it's been the branding of my summer... "The EFY Summer of 20__"... and now it's not. One day I would L.O.V.E. to be involved as a Teacher or as a Session Director (I'm still working on getting Rick on that bandwagon) but for now I just have to shout out to my EFY Counselors of 2011 (including my brother):

Live it up!
Be the best counselor out there.
Love it... best summer of your life-
Sharing what you love with people you will love... alot
Take care of my kids
and Dance to some Miley for me...

Now I'm going to go crank up a little "Party in the USA"...