Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Kody: "Are you ready?"
Me in my head: I'm sorry. What? Ready for what? I know you are not talking about children. You mean my food, right? Yes, I am ready for my food. I'm starving!
Me outloud:"Ummmm no". Kind of giggling because I am completely freaking out. "Why, are you ready?"
Kody: "I'm ready when you're ready".
Me in my head: Freaking out resumes.
Me outloud: "Aren't I supposed to be the one that begs you for years until you finally give in?"
Kody: "Exactly, I'm ready when you are."
Me in my head: Thank goodness...there is no way I can raise a child and a husband at the same time right now!
Sorry, no grandchildren for the parents anytime soon. I just realized last night that I am much further away from being "there" than I thought. This is a good example of why communication is so important in a relationship...you can talk each other out of things!
Kody asks me every night now what I am going to write about the next day. Soon he'll start staging stunts just to get a blog out of it. Husbands are lots of fun!
Grey's and The Office premier tonight. Is anyone else just chomping at the bit to see what goes down? Seriously...love my DVR.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Has everyone been enjoying premiere week? This is one of my favorite weeks of the year. All new shows, all the time. Our DVR is loaded up for evenings of fun. We still have a lot to watch so don't you dare go telling me anything about anything. I watch too much TV...DVR has ruined my life, but in such a good way! However, it is my job. I have to know TV like the back of my hand. What does that really mean anyway? Like the back of your hand? I really couldn't tell you much about the back of my hand other than it is covered with lots of epidermis. Oh well.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Yesterday I went to "Get Motivated" at the new BOK Center in Tulsa. I heard Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Joe Montana, Zig Ziegler and a number of other great speakers. They all had great things to say and I took something different away from each of them. I saw "Get Motivated" in OKC about three years ago. It was a nice way to spend a Monday.
In other news, I may or may not have some opportunities presenting themselves to me which makes me a little nervous. I'm being very prayerful. I want to make the right decision for my career and family. Kody is being very encouraging. My job situation in Tulsa has been a frustrating one ever since we moved here. I still don't feel like I have found my place in the job world and that I have so much more I can do than I am doing. I want to make this decision with Kody and not let outside influences detour me from what could be a great opportunity. It remains to be seen if this "opportunity" really will be good, but if it is then I am going to have to be very prayerful. I know everything will work out as it should.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
In other news...don't forget to check my blog tomorrow to vote on the GameDay signs!
No, I'm not pregnant...
No, I did not win the lottery (shucks!)....
No, I didn't find out that after all these years Justin Timberlake really does love me...
Actually, it isn't that exciting at all, but in the King house it has been the talk and focus of the last four days. Starting this Saturday and every Saturday until the end of football season Kody and I are having a GameDay sign contest! Yes, that is right, I am bringing the excitement of GameDay straight to my living room. Here is how it is going to work...
GameDay Sign Contest Rules:
- Every Saturday at 9AM, signs will be posted on my blog.
- The sign can be about any team and any subject matter relevant to college football.
- Readers will have until the following Friday to vote on their favorite sign.
- Signs will be posted without me specifying who made each sign...gotta keep it fair.
- The "winning" sign will hang in my living room until there is a new winner the following week.
- Whoever wins the most weeks has to take the other out on a date of their choosing. Kody doesn't know about this part yet, I just added it to the rules.
I know, what a great idea, right? I don't many people that share our excitement for GameDay or college football. I love the witty banter between Chris, Lee and Kirk every Saturday morning. More than anything though, I love reading the signs in the audience. Kody and I talk about them for days. My sign is all ready to go for this Saturday. Be sure to vote! I may open it up to others if you want to participate as well. We'll see how it goes.
Speaking of announcements, in elementary school every time we had "announcements" the whole school sang this:
"Announcements, announcements, annoooooouncements. I sold my cow, I sold my cow, I have no need, for your bull now. Announcements, announcements Annoooouncements."
I don't think I understood the "bull" part of that until years later. I was such a naive child.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
We record a lot of CSI on our DVR. There was a recent CSI marathon on Spike TV a few weekends ago which we have been watching over the past few evenings. The other night we were watching an episode about a bull rider from Elk City, Oklahoma. The investigation lead the CSI team to a bar in Las Vegas...shocking. Anyway, they walk into the men's restroom, open the stall door and BINGO....dead guy on the floor. That is all the proof I needed. If it can happen on CSI then it can surely happen to me.
Question of the day:
What kind of crazy fears do you have?
Note: Yes, the question is my pathetic attempt to attract comments. I want readers! My life is too exciting to not read about.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
1. I am unpierced. It is very rare these days to find somebody without man made holes in their body. I am one of those wondrous creatures. My dad didn't want us get our ears pierced until we were sixteen and by that point I didn't care. I hate needles anyway so it really worked out for everyone.
2. I was a water baby. My mom and I took a class when I was only a few months old. We have a picture of me swimming under her legs when I am about four or five months old. I was a fish! Apparently they don't recommend that much anymore, but I turned out OK. Plus, I never ever had a fear of water. If anything, you couldn't get me out!
3. I wanted to grow up to be a monkey. Literally, I told everyone "When I grow up I'm going to be a monkey". One year for Halloween I was a monkey and my sister was a banana. It was awesome.
4. I was a pre-law major until my senior year at OC. I was always going to go to law school and get my joint JD/MBA. I changed my mind my senior year for multiple reasons. A lot of times I wish I had stuck with it. I ended up getting my MBA and abandoning the whole JD thing.
5. Mambas are my favorite candy of all time. Sadly, I haven't had them in a few years, but every time I see them in the gas station I get giddy.
6. One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to go to open houses. It doesn't matter how big, small, new or old the house is, if I see an "Open House" sign I have to go inside. It calls to me. Luckily, Kody has a very similar case of the "Open House" disorder. We were made for each other.
Now for the lucky friends I am going to tag: Katie, Angela, Maggie, Emily, Miranda and Michelle! It's like chain letter for blogs...don't you love it?
Monday, September 15, 2008
So I'm trying out this new template. I'm having a hard time getting used to it, but I think I like it. I'm not 100% sold yet.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
- Six loads of laundry, clean and folded
- New sheets on bed
- Clean bathrooms!
- 1 1/2 mile walk with Bailey the Dog
- New YMCA membership
- Trip to Target
- Georgia v South Carolina Game
- USC v Ohio State and OU v Washington game tonight
- All of the above done with the husband (minus Bailey walking and laundry)
I love being productive on Saturdays. It makes my heart happy.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Boy has my life done a 180 since Kody started medical school. Time goes by faster, I spend a lot "quality time" with myself and I can pronounce big words that the general population doesn't understand. As the wife of a medical student, intern or resident you play a lot of different roles. Here are a few of mine that deserve a nomination from the academy:
- Comedian - This kind of life demands a sense of humor. If not, you are sunk.
- Gumby - Be flexible, even if it hurts.
- Encourager - Phrases like "Don't worry" and "You'll do better next time" have to be sincere! Medical students can sniff out sarcasm and insincerity like a bloodhound.
- Widowed Woman - Waking up at midnight to find your husband still not home and weekends alone with the dog become all to common during rotations. If you don't enjoy time to yourself, please reconsider your choice of mate immediately!
- Research Assistant - In my case, I am the head honcho of research, but that is because I love it. You will be required to do some digging on life after medical school. Students are too busy being in school to think about the next day, let along preparing for residency!
- Share Bear - When your spouse actually gets time off, don't expect most of it to be spent with you. You have to share with family and friends who are also in the picture. If you want to be alone, schedule a vacation...in ten years.
- Superwoman - This one pretty much sums it up. If you can't be strong, independent and look amazing in spandex then head for the exit.
I've said it before, my experience so far has been great, but that doesn't mean it has been easy. Third year is very different from the first two. Every month is different. You can't plan in advance for anything (boo!). I've met a lot of first year spouses over the last week with SAA and it sounds like most of them are having a hard time adjusting to the life. It gets better with time. It is a cool life. It's kind of fun to say "Kody is at the hospital observing a hip surgery tonight". I feel privileged to be a part of his success as a physician. I like to say if it wasn't for me he wouldn't make it, but that is kind of harsh...he could do it without me...maybe.
Seriously...will this day ever end? It just keeps dragging and dragging and dragging.....
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Yes, I watched part of the VMA's last night. I hate that I did. Britney didn't even perform. What a waste! I do love Jordin Sparks though. If you missed it, the VMA host basically made fun of the president and the Jonas Brothers for vowing to remain virgins until marriage. Jordin let him have it. It made me smile. By the way, Jordin Sparks wears a promise ring like the Jonas Brothers. She is spunky in this clip!
Happy anniversary to The Kopy's!
Friday, September 5, 2008
I talked to my dad, who is an orthopedic surgeon, and he told me immediately to quit all activity and rest. I was told to either lay down or walk. No prolonged sitting or standing. Of course, I sit at work all day so the past three days I have been walking laps around our office every half hour. Anyway, last night he told me it could be a stress fracture in my hip, herniated disc or a pulled muscle. I'm pulling for the pulled muscle. Every day it has felt better so I'm telling myself I'll be back to normal soon. Running and any kind of high impact activity is out indefinitely. This is where it gets bad. I love running. I love working out. I hate being told to "rest". It is not in my nature to rest. I can hardly go one day without doing something active. I need to move and sweat. This is probably why I am hurt...overuse. I'm sick, I know. Monday was supposed to be my first official day of training for the Route 66 half marathon in Tulsa. Right now, it looks like that half marathon is not going to happen. I'm pretty upset about it. I know it may sound silly, but if you know me you understand my dilemma. I'm trying to be good because if in fact it is a stress fracture I could really injure myself by doing too much too soon.
It looks like the next few weeks I'll be in the pool or on the elliptical. No weights, no running, no CrossFit. Please pray for a pulled muscle...my sanity and Kody's depend on it.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I must admit that I have the sweetest husband alive. Friday he gave me an hour long massage. He didn't physically give it to me, but he let me pay someone else to do it. It was fantastic. It was sixty minutes of pure joy. My body has been so worn out from the past... ohhhh ...twenty six years. It was time for some rejuvenation. I think I could get used to being pampered like that. I can't think badly about anyone who regularly spends their expendable income on spa services. They are glorious! If I could afford it, I would do it every week. There, I said it, I'm a snob and I love it.
We had another busy weekend of traveling and visiting family. It has pretty much become the norm for us. We love seeing everyone, but it sure does wear us out! Saturday we went to Fort Gibson lake with Kody's family for their annual Labor Day festivities. We did a lot of eating and watched some football. Robin is home right now so we were in Edmond visiting her on Sunday and Monday. She had not been home since December! We had a great time. We saw "The Traitor" which I highly recommend. We hung out in Bricktown a lot and rode the new River Cruise boats. It so relaxing! It was so great to spend more time with her. I hope she comes home again soon!
Kody and Robin swimming with Jack, Bailey and Midori.
Midori is trying to flirt with Jack by giving him a big hug!
Bailey was not to thrilled when Kody made her go swimming. She prefers to be dry and on land.
I hope everyone enjoyed the first weekend of college football! Game Day is going to be in Gainesville this Saturday for the revival of the Florida/Miami game. WAAAHOO! I love me some Herbie!