Monday, February 23, 2009

Sun-burned and Bee stung!

I've got a busy next couple of weekends. Heading to Lake Charles with the folks this coming weekend for a quick gambling fix, then the following weekend heading to NYC with Jamie, Ryan and Michael. So it might be a while before I post again. But I didn't want to leave you with my emotional delayed reaction to read about, so I'm posting a few pics from last weekend's photoshoot of the twins and Marcus' track meet.

It was a great weekend even though I spent 8 hours in the high wind and sun, who knew your butt could actually get sore from sitting in a metal stadium seat for that long? I also came away with a burned scalp and lovely racoon eyes. The next day, at the twins' photoshoot I got stung by a bee and apparantly I'm a bit allergic because my forearm is swollen, red and itchy. Fun!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Delayed Reaction

I expected to be sad, to feel all alone, to miss my family, my dogs and my roomie. And I expected to feel this way immediately upon my arrival in Dallas. Not now, a little over a month later. When I'm feeling sad, I don't want to call my family to hear familiar voices because I wear my emotions on my sleeve and in my voice and I know that if they know I'm feeling sad, they will get upset and I don't need the whole familia to be cryin! So I keep it to myself, or confide in my other Dallas relocatee's (I think I just made up a new word!) who also left behind their families and friends in San Antonio.

Moving solo is easier because you don't have to worry about your spouse finding a new job, or finding a new school for the kids. But it's 100% times harder emotionally because you leave ev-er-y-one behind. You have no idea how much that sucks until you do it.

This crap feeling comes on when I'm alone, watching TV in my living room. Something I did all the time at my house. But back then I had the dogs to entertain/frustrate/snuggle me or my roomie to sit and watch with me. It also comes on when I'm shopping for food and a loaf of bread is damn near $5 and it's expiration date is two days away! I never appreciated the cost of living in San Antonio, but I do now!!

I know this comes with the territory and as with all things.... time will make it easier. And I'm okay really. Please don't read this and worry for me, because I really am fine. I'm just going thru separation pains and they don't make a pill for that.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Farmer's Market

Katherine and I finally made a trip to the Farmer's Market. It's a popular spot where you can get fresh fruit and vegetables, and even some flowers, plants, spices, etc. We walked from Katherine's nearby apartment (an easy 10 minute walk) and when we got close, I thought about the flea markets in New Orleans because that's what it reminded me of. There were lots of local and Mexican vendors there selling their goods. The colors of the fruits and vegetables were so pretty, I was upset that I didn't take my camera with me. Seeing all of the fresh veggies also made me wish that I liked to cook because it would be fun to shop for fresh ingredients instead of just opening a can or a box.

My eyes wanted more fruit than I knew I would eat in a week, so I passed on the strawberry's and tangelos but did take home some bananas, grapefruit, apples, grapes and honey seen below.

Yes...I bought unripe bananas on purpose. If I get them ripe, I won't eat them quick enough and they turn brown and mushy and I don't like mushy bananas.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This is addicting

This is what happens when you have new applications on your iPhone and
really don't want to be at work!