Wednesday, November 25, 2009

His Soundtrack

Joshua neglected to set the alarm last night and so we started off embarrassingly a little later than normal today. We had also put off working out until this morning so that had to be done before showering and around 10am we were finally ready to begin the day.

Normally I am downstairs immediately headed to work way before Joshua. His morning routine is a little more drawn out and so I normally leave him in my dust. However, this morning I just wasn't feeling it so instead of heading straight to work I sat down at the piano and played around a bit. So while Joshua was ironing, dressing and getting the hair just right he was doing it to a soundtrack of classical music. When he was finished he came in the room and said, "I like this. Almost makes it worth getting up in the morning."

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Big 3-0

Saturday is the day my friends...and family. Tiff and I were just going through our "Things we want to do by 30" checklist and we've done almost all of them. Is it a big deal? I don't know, I've been trying to self-assess to see if I have any emotions about it (good or bad). I haven't come to any conclusions yet, but I'll let you know after the fact. It does make me think of this....

I've always laughed at this scene (all 37 times I've seen it), but I never could relate. I don't foresee me breaking down and crying. I'm actually excited about our 30's and what life holds in the next decade.

More than I'm going to miss my 20's, I'm going to miss my hair. Particularly the nice thick patch towards the front. If you noticed in the most recent pics Tiff put up, it's starting to go. I thought I was prepared for this too. Since I was in high school I've been bracing myself "You know it's going to happen, no big deal", well......I think it's a bigger deal than I anticipated. There've been many moans and groans standing in front of the mirror, a new haircut, new styling techniques.

It's inevitable, I'm dealing. Just no wise cracks about 30 and hair at the same time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It Has to Get Worse First

Last week a monumental feat was achieved for The FYK Group. We officially hired some office help. We have been talking about this forever and the reality is that we just got to a point where we HAD to get some help or you would never be able to find me under the piles on my desk or Joshua would be forced to kill me to hold up all those threats about if I lost the checkbook one more time.

I don't exactly know how to ask her to organize my desk yet but I'd say that will come right after learning all of our systems and how to quote at least one full episode of Friends with us. Either that or she will leave screaming one day never to return.

I enjoy having someone new to answer the phones and my favorite thing is a new slot to file things into that doesn't have to be touched by me again...ever! Joshua thinks I only hired her to side with me during arguments but that isn't it at all. Just happens to be a nice perk.

Our life is going to get better. Right now teaching and running the business is a little overwhelming but it is going to get so much better.

Monday, November 16, 2009

They Didn't Quite Stink after 3 days

My parents decided that they didn't want to house "my piano" any longer and so last week they made the trek to Nashville with said piano in tow. Turns out that extra weight will add 2 hours to a 10 hour trip due to all the extra gas stops and such. That is just a tidbit for all you people out there thinking about hauling a piano across country. Add 20% to your trip time.

So now I have my piano in my spare/miscellaneous room and we got to spend almost a week with my parents. Normally it's great to see them come and then also great to see them go but this time it was just all round great to have them here.

We went and visited Evan's Mill in Smithville, TN and did little things around Nashville. Makes Joshua and I wish we could see them more than once or twice a year. We're going to have to go out and sell some more houses so we can fly to visit or fly them here more often.

Thanks for making the trip Mom and Dad.

Love, Josh and Tiff

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Man Cold

Joshua has had a sore throat for days and it might just be progressing into something a little more. Today begins the regimen of watching this video every morning just to make sure he isn't being overly dramatic about the whole thing.

Monday, November 9, 2009

And that is why we have leather couches

Joshua and I left "Austin the dog" & Piccolo (my mom's dog) alone over night last week while we took our parents to Evin's Mill. We had a friendly neighbor-hi Josh and Megan!-let them out twice in the 24 hours that we were MIA, yet we still came home to a puddle of pee on one of our couch cushions. I'm sure it was our nervous dog thinking we had abandoned her forever but we cleaned it up and no one will be the wiser.

Well, I guess technically all my germ-a-phobe friends will read this but good luck trying to identify the cushion in question.