Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pink, who woulda guessed

What's Your Color Personality?

Tickled Pink

Hug much? Thought so. Pink girls like you are very loving and physically affectionate. It tears you up inside to fight with your friends and family. You'd much rather overlook their little flaws and live a peaceful life. But. . .you can be very hard to get to know-and people may misread that as being snobby. Also, you don't like to make waves, which means you're a little squeamish about stating your opinions. Share the love, pinky.

What color are you?

Ice Day

  This is the first and only school year I will spend in the Dallas area.  No I didn't plan on moving back to Missouri quite so quickly when I moved here, but that's the way it has worked out. With farm boy in MO I'm just as happy as he is to be returning to Missouri (his neck of the woods) this summer.  
   So needless to say I've found some of the Dallas culture exciting and fun, but their idea of severe weather really amuses me.  Apparently I just survived the great ice storm of 09, like nothing Dallas has seen in 20 plus years.  Yes, there was ice.  Yes, the roads were slick.  Yes, people who don't know how to drive on ice (i.e. almost everyone here) got into wrecks.  No, this was not a major ice storm.  
   First off I don't believe you can consider it a major storm if it lasts less than 24 hours.  My school dismissed all the kids at 11:30 yesterday, in cold mist.  It was still above freezing when I got home at 12:30.  I'm definitely not complaining, I love days off that nobody had scheduled, because scheduled days off you always have something going on.  Ice or snow days get to be my bum around the apartment days, which I LOVE!  Anyway back to my story, everyone within miles and miles of DFW metroplex has today off school, even though the forecast for this afternoon is 45 degrees. 
   Secondly the ice didn't really cover anything except the roadways.  There were no trees bent under the added weight, no power lines hanging lower than they should, nothing like that.   For those of you who are from Dallas or somewhere southern, and maybe thinking this chick's crazy I almost died getting to work..... I'm sorry I don't mean to be insensitive.

   This is the type of ice storm I'm used to!  Last year we had a really big ice storm.  It knocked power out in some areas for more than a week.  My brother, sister-in-law, and my two nieces had to come live with me; the only family member with heat and running water. The only thing missing was my cable, which had been ripped out of the side of the house by a downed tree.  Most schools were cancelled for days on end.  Which got very boring for nieces, sister-in-law and I since we were stuck at home.  There was over an two inches of ice on everything.  The whole area had devastation from falling trees pulling down lines, crushing cars, landing on houses.  My family was very blessed only to sustain a few downed trees, the only thing that the trees fell onto was my fence.  Thank God!  Now that's an ice storm.

  Now I say all this because living in Dallas has been a weird shift in thought all year.  I don't mean to make fun of the craziness this batch of ice has caused, I just am not nearly as freaked out as the rest of the metroplex has become.  It just takes a lot of getting used to living around here I guess.  Hope you all have a warm safe day!

Monday, January 26, 2009

You know you're in love with a farm boy when...

*You go to a frat formal and almost all males are in boots

* You go to a formal at Bass Pro and eat dinner while in a room with one whole wall is a fish tank filled with Missouri's finest fish

*You think nothing of waking up at the crack of dawn to help him cut wood, fix fence, or just hang out cuz you're both awake

*You sit around with his family flipping through a catalog of poultry, trying to decide which ones to buy.  I never realized how many different types of chickens, ducks, and geese there were.

*You’ve learned more about cow breeds than anything else in the last month.  I should really pick up a book

*You help him hang up his laundry and over half of it is jeans.  I don’t own as many pairs of jeans as he does.... and I have a lotta clothes!

*You know you’re in love when he says he’s worried about you driving home and you tear up!  OK this one has nothing to do with farm life, but it was sweet and made me almost cry.

That's all for this quick trip to Missouri.  I'm sure there will be more installments in the future.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Things I love starting with D

I woke up an hour and a half before the alarm.  Can anyone say excited about seeing her man... So I decided to go ahead and post my D love blog.  Hope y'all have a great weekend!  

After reading bestie's blog of C love, I wanted to play along.  The Pink Tutu tagged me with the letter D.

1. Dogs: Holly in particular, but bestie's Winston is pretty amazing as well.  Farm Boy's been talking about getting a Siberian Husky, I'm all for another puppy in my life!  Been trying to convince the parents they need one.


2. Digital Camera: I just got a new one for Christmas, so hopefully there will be more photography in the near future.

3.  Desserts:  I love chocolate, cookies, frozen yogurt, brownies, all things sweet.  I blame my mother.

4.  Daybreak:  I'm a morning person and love to watch the sun come up.  

5.  Downtime:  Lazy days are amazing!

6.  Drummond:   The Pioneer Woman is really funny.  Apparently this is what my future holds, except the part about calf nuts.  There's only so much a city girl can handle.  If you've never read anything from Ree go here.  

7. Decorating:  Recently Farm Boy has decided his little house in the country's not as quaint as he'd like.  Everyday he asks something new.  Should I strip the paint off the doors?  Should I rip carpet up and expose the hardwoods?  Should I do something with that upstairs room? yes, yes, definitely yes  Should we dig up a path and put in a sidewalk from garage to door? yes  We should do that over spring break.... umm... we??  hehe just kidding, I don't think he realizes what he's getting himself into asking for my help w/ a shovel... probably more work for himself than he knows

8. Dallas:  While it will only be my home for the current year, I really do love the area.  It's been fun exploring the city and living really close to the best friend!

6 hours in the car

This weekend is Farm Boy's fraternity reunion, so I had to drive back to Missouri after work.  I packed up the Hyper Holly and 3 possible choices for the dance, I'm so indecisive.  Within the first hour I'd gotten cut off several times, been stuck in severe traffic congestion, gotten flipped off, and to top it all off Holly threw up on my jeans.  That's not the way I'd planned to start the 6 hour trip, the one I'd hope to start by 4 instead of 5.  Anyway, I'm here now and it's COLD!

That's right folks, it's freezing!  I went to work in a short sleeved shirt today, left my house without a coat without thinking because it was 80 today!  It's not 80 in Missouri, not even close.  My car's digital thermometer went from 82 to 57 in the first hour and a half of my drive, then continued to drop quickly.  Well needless to say I made it to my parent's house for the night. 
 On a sad note, I won't get to read or write for the weekend.  I'll be at Farm Boy's tomorrow and most of Sunday.  Farm Boy is well a typical farmer I suppose.  He does not have wireless for my lovely laptop.  He uses dial up, or should I say he has dial up and gets all his internetting done at school (is internetting a word? guess it is now)  I will just have to do without your stories for a coupla days.  I'll miss y'all, but I promise to post a great love of all things D related when I return.  Wish me luck in the country!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The "about me" blog

I'm just your average 26 year old teacher who loves pink, nice clothes found cheap, House, Big Bang Theory, my dog Holly, my Farm Boy, and my family.  This blog will hopefully entertain you, from crazy things the kids say to crazy things that happen to me on the farm. 

 I still haven't gotten used to the idea of having to fix fence almost as often as I go to the mall, which is fairly often.  However, I've quickly learned when you don't help fix fence you have to help herd the cows back in or the neighbor's horses out.  I much prefer fixing fences!  Farm Boy just introduced me to the farm life idea recently, so I'm still adjusting to that idea.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fashion 911! Help?!

OK, so Farm Boy so lovingly invited me to a formal dinner/dance/frat reunion.    You may be thinking frat?  Yes, my farm boy was in a frat, an aggie frat!  I’m really excited to get to go with him, but I don’t think he realized when he asked what conundrum it would cause.  What to wear???  He'll be wearing khaki pants and navy blazer, possibly a tie.  So here are a few choices, please pick one and let me know what to wear.  Really, I don't think of my self as an indecisive person, but I really can't make up my mind.  Also take into consideration we'll be in the freakishly cold weather of Missouri January. I leave it in your hands fellow bloggers, whatever you decide, I wear.  

I like this option, because it's the only really warm one.  With the boots, almost my whole body would be covered.  I also dislike this option, because it's the only warm one, almost my whole body would be covered.  hehe But seriously, I think it's probably too casual.

I like the black and white ideas, definitely with a black or grey cardigan.

And here are some shoe choices.  I like the silver buckle thingy on the last pair, might be cute w/ blue n black dress.