Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Work Schedule

So I just need to vent for a little bit. They have changed Alex's schedule at work again, and it is the worst it has ever been!!! Well, the worst it has been since we have been together. He has duty for two days in a row (which means he has to stay overnight on the boat for both days) and then he gets one days off. Then he gets up and does it all over again. And on his day off, they might not let him come home til noon. So that means that he only gets to be home two nights a week and not even a full 24 hours in most cases. We are both VERY unhappy with this change. Alex hates his work and hates not being able to sleep in his bed every night. And I HATE being alone for that long. On my days off when he's not here it gets so boring and lonely. On top of all that, when he is home at night he is exhausted. All he wants to do is lay in bed and relax. I totally understand this, but it does no good for me when I have cabin fever from staying home alone! Alex and I both agreed that I need to get a good hobby, but there is nothing we can do about his unhappiness at work. Hopefully this schedule won't last long and we keep telling eachother that absence makes the heart grow fonder. I don't know what I am gonna do when he goes on deployment! I guess we will just have to take it one day at a time......

Sunday, February 21, 2010


This is one of the two pictures of both of us that I could get. We here on the elevator heading to the balcony where our seats were. The other picture was of us in the car afterward, but Alex looks even more tired in that one.
Chrysler Hall in downtown Norfolk. This is also where we saw Wicked and where Alex discovered that he is a fan of Broadway shows. :)

This is a picture of the inside of the program. I thought all the names of the CATS were pretty cool. And it's kind of hard to read, but under the Cast list alphabetical isn't spelled correctly, but it's like it's in the CAT's language? At least that is my opinion. :)

Last night we went to go see CATS at Chrysler Hall. This picture is actually a picture of the back of the program. I was so bummed that we couldn't take any pictures of the actual play. And I was so scared of getting my camera taken away that I didn't want to take my camera out in the theater! So I didn't really get any pictures of me and Alex, either. I am sure Alex didn't really mind that, though. Overall the play was pretty awesome, good family fun. But I have to say, it was kind of hard to follow at first. Alex said that he liked the second act more than the first because he could follow the story line better. I was definately amazed at the talent those actors have! The dancing, the singing, the costumes, the lights! It is just phenomenal!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentines Day

I had to work this Valentines Day, so that kind of put a damper on any plans for us. We did shared a nice dinner that Alex made (turkey burgers and salad) and opened our gifts. Alex bought be another Willow Tree figurine and some chocolates. I got him an iTunes gift card, his favorite chocolate and a breakfast-in-bed tray. We had been talking about needing to get him a tray because I had one from last Valentines day so when we would eat in bed, he was stuck using whatever he could find. But now we can both sit in bed with our trays holding our yummy chinese food. It might sound kinda lazy that we eat in bed, but when I come home 8:00 pm I just want to get to bed as soon as possible. So to me, it's relaxing to sit in bed with my hubby watching some tv and eating some food. And I don't think he minds either. Anyway, I have gotten off subject. Since we weren't able to go out or do anything together on Valentines Day we decided to do something this weekend when we are both off work. We are going to the broadway show CATS!! We are both really excited and I will post pictures as soon as I can!!!

Blog Templates/background

Oh my heavens!!! I have just spent over an hour trying to figure out how to change my template/background. I didn't think it would be that complicated, but it was a bit of a challenge for me. But now I think I have the hang of it, so I thought I would at least post a new blog to go on it. :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I have been wanting to blog about this for a while now, but just haven't gotten around to it. On Jan 29 2009 the Hampton Roads area in Virginia got hit with the biggest snow storm in 20 years!! Comparatively, it was nothing when considering other parts of the country get so much more on a regular basis. It reminded me of growing up in Nevada where snow storms of that size happened at least once every winter, if not more. And school never closed down for snow unless it was over a foot deep. I think the totals in the area were around 6-8" combined on Sat and Sun and school closed the following Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. To us, that just seems so crazy!! And the roads were terrible!!! Back home, the roads would have been plowed and salted with ease. No one would have thought twice about driving to work or school. But not here!! Most of the main highways were ok, but all of the rest were sheets of ice. At my work people were allowed to stay the night because if they left knowing the weather conditions and didn't come back, they would be terminated. Crazy, huh? But I had our truck and it got me where I needed to go and for that I was VERY grateful!! I wish I would have taken pictures of the white blackets that covered the city streets, or the sparkle of our pure whiteback yard as the sun gleamed through the storm. By the time I got around to it, everything had already turned into a wet, muddy mess. Alex didn't think that it was worth taking pictures of cause "we've seen snow before and we'll see it again" And he might be right, but next time I don't think I will miss the chance.