Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Feeling Good

So I am laying in bed right now, typing this on my phone. And I just feel good. I have had a pretty good couple of days. I feel energized, I feel like I have contributed at work, I have helped around the house to make sure things are easy for Phil while he is stressed, I have worked out, and I have made pretty good dinners. It has just been good.

I think after the wedding things were just crazy. We weren't really able to get a handle on the house or laundry or gifts. But I finally feel like we are getting a hold of some things.

I have been struggling with motivation for myself. So many things I have wanted to accomplish are not in my control and that has been discouraging to me. But I am finally starting to get some goals for myself again. More importantly, I am getting a handle on making goals for things I can control. I think that is making the biggest difference.

Tomorrow night I get to spend time with my family and see some of my nephews. That is something to look forward too. I think tomorrow could be a pretty great day too. :)

Love, Mrs. Janney

Location:My Bed

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Me and TV

I used to be ok with watching lots of different kinds of TV. It was good to switch it up a bit... some crime shows, a medical drama... But about a year and a half ago, I had to stop watching most television. Not by choice, but for my mental health. And probably for the health of my relationship. It got to the point where every diagnosis on Grey's Anatomy, I actually thought I had. Izzy get melanoma and I made Phil check all of my moles. Now in reality, that probably isn't a bad thing seeing how my skin is practically translucent. But still, it was a little overkill.

Here's how bad I am about the crime drama:
We moved into our duplex about nine months ago. The place has two separate attics, one over the garage and over in the upstair spare bedroom. When we moved in, the cover for the attic in the spare bedroom was off (probably to check the cable or something). But I was terrified. Thanks to a recent episode of CSI, I was convinced there was something living in the attic. So I made Phil go up TWICE to make sure there was no one living in the attic. The attic isn't even finished I don't know why he had to check at all. He said he checked once when I wasn't home and I didn't believe him so I made him check again. It was kind of ridiculous.

Needless to say, Phil was supportive of my decision to not watch any medical dramas or crime shows anymore. I am also not allowed to watch anything that could possibly be sad. No Home Makeover. No medical mystery diagnosis shows. No Dateline.

Here's a list of the shows I am allowed to watch:

- Comedies (although GLEE did get kind of serious in the second half of season 1)

- Most Reality shows such as Keeping up the Kardashians, the Real World, Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant, The Hills, The City, Biggest Loser, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelorette

- Pre-teen dramas. Right now that consists of HUGE and Make it or Break it on ABC Family

- Re-runs of FRIENDS and Gilmore Girls.

- I tried to add Prison Break to the list, but ended up having dreams that I was framed for murder. Everytime I heard police sirens, I thought they were after me, so I had to stop watching that one.

None of these shows sound remotely like ANYTHING a man would want to watch...

My poor husband. He really must love me.

I think he is just thankful I am not waking him up in the middle of the night to check for a tumor or a robber.

Love, Mrs. Janney

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Feeling Sleepy...

I am really tired today. I am not sure why. I think it is a combination of waking up twice last night (thank you Lyme Disease) and lack of coffee yesterday and today (the creamer I bought is NOT GOOD).

My motivation for things has been going up and down... I get super excited to clean and then I lose my motivation. I am really excited about working out and then I don't want to do it. Gotta stay consistent! At least when it comes to the gym, as long as I can get myself there, I work out and do fine. As for cleaning... that's a different story.

I just need to make it through the afternoon and then it is gym, make dinner (veggie fajitas), and clean hopefully. NO! I am GOING to clean. :)

I will NOT lose my motivation.

Here's my quote that is keeping the motivation up:

"They say it takes certainty more than talent to make a star. I mean, look at John Stamos." - Emma

It's from GLEE

Love, Mrs. Janney

Monday, July 12, 2010

Uncle Curtis

Since I miss my brother, his wife, and my nephews lately, I decided to see if Phil and I could drop by the see them. I even tried to bribe them by offering to bring over ice cream. Even though my brother said the ice cream wasn't necessary, they accepted my offer (always be the auntie bearing gifts).

Their oldest son, Jacob, wasn't home because he was at a sleepover. I was bummed about that. But that also meant I got to spend quality time with just David, my youngest nephew.

David is two and has quite the personality. He is such a ham. At our wedding reception during toasts, he kept walking up to me by the cake and giving me a mischievous look like he was going to just stick his hand right in the cake. He never did but I wasn't too worried about it. It would have been cute.

Back to my story...

So we were asking David what Phil's name is. We are trying to work on "Uncle Phil." David has another Uncle Phil (my sister in law's brother) and apparently it is too confusing to have more than one because he looked straight and Phil and said...

"Uncle Curtis."

After we all stopped cracking up, we tried several times to convince David that Phil's name wasn't Curtis. He wast having it. Phil even tried ignoring him but David just crawled up next to him in the couch and tried turning his face towards him, all while saying with increasing volume, "Uncle Curtis... Uncle Curtis... Uncle CURTIS!"

So we will see how long this lasts. :)

Love, Mrs. Janney

Location:Salem, OR

Getting Started

So after reading other people's blogs for about a year now, I have decided to finally start one of my own. I figure even if nobody reads it, it will be a fun thing for Phil and I to look back on.

I have also picked up quite a few tips, recipes and ideas from the blogs I have read. So I figured I would pass along the recipes and ideas I have had or used as well.

So here's a little about me. I am in my mid-twenties and just got married to probably the best man in the world a little over a month ago. We live in a duplex with our dog, a short drive away from my office and an hour commute from Oregon State University where Phil (the husband) is attending grad school.

I am slowly learning that I love to be domestic. I have also learned lately that I am getting into nutrition and fitness which is definitely new for me. Those topics will probably frequent these blogs.

So... To anyone that may possibly read this, I hope it is slightly entertaining.

I will leave you with a picture of me and the chicken I roasted last night. It was super delicious.

Love, Mrs. Janney
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