May 30, 2014

Summer Bucket List - Item 1

As I blogged last time, classes are out for the summer and I planned on doing fun things for myself. One of the things listed on my Summer Bucket List is going to a Minnesota Twins baseball game.
Well May 16th was my brother-in-law's birthday and my father-in-law is in town vising from Anchorage, so we decided to hit up a baseball game.

We saw Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners.
I had a blast!
We took the light rail to downtown Minneapolis to Target Field and found our seats. They were really nice seats. Right behind first base so we got to see a lot of action.

I was impressed with the stadium. The seats were nice and comfy, and as you can see, the view was pretty good. I didn't have to zoom in to take pictures. 

Aaron got to enjoy his $9 beer. 

It was pretty cold that evening after the sun went away, but the Twins won so it was worth sitting through my first Minnesota baseball game.

Aaron and I after the game.

My father-in-law took pictures of EVERYTHING!

I had so much fun getting out of the apartment and it didn't require me to have my work uniform or a backpack attached to me. 
I'm going to have fun this summer!!
May 16, 2014

School's Out for Summer!

This is what I wanted to do with all of my papers from this past semester.
I'm so glad school is out and I don't have to take anymore classes until this fall!!!
What am I going to do with myself?????

Here's some of my plans for this summer.

  • Read 10 books. I've felt awful this past year because I've lost my hobby of reading. I have a few books that I've really wanted to read, but I need more suggestions. So suggest away!
  • Go to a few movies. There are a few co-workers of mine that I get along with and have a lot in common. We've made plans to go see a few movies. Definitely seeing Godzilla in IMAX next week!!! 
  • Go to a Minnesota Twins game. I have lived in Minnesota going on two years in the end of June, and I haven't been to a baseball game yet. Football, yes, but no baseball. 
  • Go to a concert. I miss concerts from when I lived in Ohio. Alaska never had any good concerts, so now that I'm back in the Lower 48, I need music in my earholes.
  • Sleep. I need to catch up on a year's worth of missed sleep. 
  • Clean my apartment. Enough said.
  • Decorate my balcony. I bought some really neat lights to hang on my balcony and a cute table and chair set. It's where I plan on doing all of my reading. 
Since being in school non-stop since January 2013, I've been missing out on a lot. I plan on making this summer fun before nursing school starts in the fall. 

What are your plans this summer?
May 3, 2014

Counting down the days and other ramblings

I'm counting down the days till summer break!
You have no idea how much this means to me.
I've been gung-ho about school since January 18, 2013. I've gone non-stop.
May 12th is my last day of the semester and I'm taking this summer off...unlike last summer.
I found out that I was accepted into nursing school...but I'm number 17 on the wait list.
I hope 17 people don't respond or decide to go elsewhere or I'm stuck taking shitty classes until Spring semester.
I'm so proud of myself for sticking it out this long and finally getting an education I want.
I bitch a lot about not having any time to do anything, no hanging out with friends/family, no days off since I work full time as well, but I know it will all pay off in the end.

I don't think summer is ever going to arrive in Minnesota.
I hear it's warmer in Alaska and has been all winter which is a bunch of bullshit.
I'm moving back.
Damn global warming.
It's been so cold the past few weeks, it even snowed two days ago for a bit. It didn't stick, but it snowed!
I want to be bitching about being hot.
A plus side, my electric bill is really low because I'm not running the air conditioner yet.

I've been gluten free for a few months after being diagnosed with celiac disease and I feel awesome!
I'm not having daily nausea, my bowels are returning to normal (yet not 100%), my skin is clearing, and headaches are fading away. I can't believe I suffered for so long and the doctors never once thought to test me. I'm just glad I know what it is now so I can work on getting better.
Waiting for these ugly headaches to go away, blood pressure to lower, then it's back to the ellipitcal for me.

Shine bright Blogarinos :)
May 2, 2014


I'm taking my Grampa's death way too hard.
It's been almost two months and I'm still in denial that he's gone.
I still wait for his phone calls.
I missed his call to me on my birthday. He always called me the day before because he wanted to be the first to say "Happy birthday" to me.
My aunt has been sending me small packages, mostly pictures. I find myself crying uncontrollably while going through them. I have 3 boxes I still have not touched.
I don't have the energy.

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