I mentioned in a previous post that Nate and I are kind of on our own now as far as friends go. We haven’t lost them, but some of them are moving and some of them we’ve just grown apart from. It’s time to get out and make new friends- and that is something that we don’t do easily! You know- new friendships are just awkward, right? You hang out a couple of times and you’re still testing the boundaries. You have to find out if these people are as laid back and weird as you are, or if they will be totally appalled if you burp loudly and giggle about it. 😉 There are so many phases with new friendships and I’m just so used to my comfort zone. But we need to do something. We want people to want to have us around as much as we want to have them around. If that makes sense. And Facebook makes it ridiculously easy to find out when you weren’t invited/thought of. Trust me- people you haven’t seen in years want to come to your wedding because they saw it on Facebook and now they feel “uninvited”. Not quite the same thing, but kind of in the same realm. I just really thrive on that girly friendship I’ve always had in my life and I don’t think that being married or any other life changing events should’ve taken that away from me, but they have. And I’ll get it back eventually. We just have to get out there and meet people! Yeah! *walks around the neighborhood in search of young people to attack and hold hostage*
I missed the mark on our “One Month in Newlywed-Land” post. Oops! Life has been busy with work, family visits, and the regular house chores. I’m currently spending a good portion of my at-home time standing in the kitchen yelling angry obscenities at the insane amount of flies that seem to have decided our home is their home. So, ya know.. what does that leave time for? Apparently it leaves time for Jason to come over and play Green Day Rock Band/watch Tosh.0 with us- because we are clearly the most adult-like and mature married couple around. Recently, our Neighbor-Guy (we have a Neighbor-Guy and a Neighbor-Girl on either side) happened to be out tending his new lawn one morning and he and Nate made that very awkward eye-contact through our (still) un-covered back windows- Nate was standing in the living room in his boxers playing Rock Band. Pretty hilarious being the “kids” of the neighborhood.
But yes- we’ve been married one month and three days and it’s pretty hard to believe! Sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday and other times it feels like it was a year ago. I do this thing at work where I get really emotional/nostalgic while I’m sitting there sorting mail and wishing I was anywhere else and I think- Oh yes, I was just in Hawaii.. and how is that over? And I want to go back. Right now. I HATE THIS. Why am I HERE when I could be in HAWAII? My thought process is really close to something like that. But then I remember that I need to make money and suck it up.. and so I do. Which, I really can’t complain right now about work because other than my regular Monday and Tuesday 10-7pm work days, my “late” days at work lately have been like 3pm lately. I get really spoiled during this time of year and then the mail picks back up at the end of Summer. Better for the wallet – sad for my sanity. It’s been harder this week because Nate has had a week of vacation and it’s much harder to be at work when I know he’s chillin’ at home!
I’m really excited to get some free time this weekend to work on the website. I want to start adding recipes and things as I venture more into the realm of cooking. Today I made one of my favorite dishes for lunch when I got home. Linguine in a fresh garlic, butter, olive oil, & herb “sauce”- otherwise known as “garlic noodles”, hah. It’s insanely simple but it makes me so happy because I absolutely LOVE fresh garlic. I didn’t make quite enough of the sauce in comparison to the pasta so it wasn’t quite what I’d hoped but I will get the measurements down and share it here. It’s literally so simple that I will almost feel dumb for posting the steps/ingredients- but hey, I should be proud of my kitchen accomplishments no matter how small! 😉
I’m also proud of my ability to go to bed on time. So.. goodnight!
We drove up to Cincinnati late yesterday afternoon. It was fun times indeed.
Our first stop after arriving at Jackson & Kristie’s was Arthur’s, and may I just say- YUM! They have awesome burgers. I got the “Pepperjack Burger” and added grilled onions- delish! I can also attest to their very yummy Raspberry Margaritas that only cost a whopping 5 bucks! We watched some of the Red’s game there and the headed over to the Beer Sellar after we finished eating to watch the rest of the game.
That place is awesome! It’s right on the edge of the Ohio River. It was pretty deserted when we first got there but the crowd really picked up as we got into the game. They have a giant beer selection (which you might have guessed) and I literally had the best beer ever. And it aint cheap (in terms of beer)- gotta love my expensive taste.
We had a good time there, made a few more stops, and then headed back to the apartment for the night where we ordered pizza, watched Seinfeld, and (I) passed out curled up in a tiny ball on the futon. Today, we slept in and headed to Findlay Market for some amazing lunch and gelato! I didn’t get a picture of either, but here is our view from where we ate! That place is so pretty!
We eventually ended up here:
And then headed home mostly empty handed (Nate bought two glasses). We’re going to go back with a list of things we’d like to buy, so today was a little like a preview. We didn’t want to go running around the store grabbing things and then realize that we really have no place for the things we bought.
We’re home now. And I’m lounging in the comfy chair. I’m exhausted and I have plenty of things that I need to be doing but guess what? I’m not doing them. My Step-Dad’s parents are coming into town this Wednesday to visit so naturally I want to make sure everything looks perfect for company! But, the procrastinator in me knows that there’s plenty of time to do all of that! (right!) Nate has this week off of work and I am extremely jealous, but trying to contain it. 😉 I’m sure that I’ll live though!