Saturday, March 7, 2009

Distance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

This post is going to be a short one, and no pictures; Sorry! Greggory is finally home again from his Company Collective Training. He was so ready to be back home. He got home around 3 in the morning yesterday. We ended up staying up all night cuddling and watching movies. It was so nice to have him home and we got to do practically nothing. Its when we do nothing, I have the best time. We both enjoy each others company so much. Last night, he asked me to make him a "good" meal because he was tired of all the MRE's he had to eat while he was away. So, I decided to go for adventure. For the very first time in my life, I decided to cook Salmon. I did it, and Greggory said it tasted great! I was so proud of myself. Greggory is a very picky eater. I decided to also try and cook asparagus his way, and he said it was perfect. I seriously couldn't have been any happier. I was also the girly girl because I got to chill later that night with a Washington Apple in my new martini glasses. I felt so high class, and it showed.

Today, Marley and Me finally came out in theaters over here! Yes, Italy is very behind in their movies, music, and TV shows. Its horrible and I always feel like I am behind everyone else. Anyways, my friend Justine and I were determined to go see Marley and Me and we did today. I cried my eyes out. The tears could not stop flowing. It was the best movie, but the worst to see when you are half way around the world and having a loving pet on the other side that you miss desperately. I miss Jazz so much. When she cuddled up to me while I slept on the couch at my parents house, it made me feel all warm and cozy inside. Greggory and I both want a dog so bad, but it is very hard to find one in Italy. Hopefully, one of these days, we will find one when we need to.

Well, I am going to go. Greggory and I like to watch a movie and kind of get ready for bed at this time. I just wanted to pop in here and give a little shout out. And oh, even though I sent him an email, I am going to say it on here too, "Happy Birthday Uncle Rick, I love you!" Well guys, until next time, later!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Worse Than Danny Boy

First off, I want to say, "I MISS MY TRAILBLAZER MORE THAN EVER!!" I am dedicating this post to my Italian car. Gregg bought me a very low priced car so I can easily get around the Vicenza city. Isn't my husband just the sweetest? As much as I say he has the brain of a boy, he truly does know how to take car of me. Now back to the car; and when I say low price, I mean low price. I was spoiled when Gregg bought me my trailblazer. Sadly, I had to leave it in Memphis because we were only allowed to send one car over to Italy for free, and of course, that was the man's car. So now, my trailblazer is sitting very cute and comfortable in good ole Memphis with my Mom and Dad watching over it closely. Now, I drive a 96' Ford Fiesta. I guess you could say I have a "Party Car." When you look at it though, it is far from being a "Party Car." It has basically been torn apart and glued together ghetto-rig style. None of the windows can roll down which makes it hard to go through many tolls, gate checks, etc. My radio does not work, so I have nothing to listen to on my 30 minute drive into town. I have no inner door on the driver's side which makes it hard to open the door, and sometimes it doesn't even open and I have to crawl through to the passenger side. Plus, it is a stick. When I came over to Italy, I have never set foot on the driver's side of a stick shift car. I had to learn, and Greggory was always too tired from work to teach me, so I had my good friend Justine teach me. I am not the best at it, but I seem to manage. Anyways, here are some pictures of the "Party Car!"

The Front End of the Car:

Side View of the Car:

Horrible View of My Missing Inner Door:

The Broken Radio:

Well, here I am, 8th day in to Gregg being gone for training. I have been trying to keep busy by shopping and watching movies with my best gal, Justine. As much as I love having girls time, its not the same without Greggory here. We both agree we miss our hubby's and that things are not as much fun without them. With all my purchases, the house is finally turning into what I had pictured. I am finally focusing more of decorating in Greggory's and my bedroom. It seemed so cold and empty. However, I added some pictures and finally bought a down comforter which I am in love with. I don't know how I have gone this long without one. Mom, you need to go buy one...NOW!! Now, I am just sitting at home watching Madagascar 2 which I am liking so far! Oh, and I know I am late, but I want to send a shout out to my aunt, "Happy Birthday Sha! I love you and miss you!!" As for everyone else, I wish I could tell you each individually how much I care and love you, but I can't. So if you happen to look at this blog often. You truly are special to me and I can't wait to see you again. I miss everyone deeply! Hope your week and weekend turn into bright and shining ones! Until next time, later!

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. ~Mac McCleary