Thursday, November 11, 2010

adventures in newlyweds pt. 1

We've been co-habiting for a little over a month now. And for the most part, its been great. Of course there are the minor annoyances, both parties guilty. He, for instance, loves to leave water glasses all over the place and crumbs on the counter. He's also the king of clutter. Me? Well, between my hair and the cat hair, we probably have enough to knit several winter scarves! I guess I never realized how much I actually shed until I had someone telling me every. single. day.

Our first big marital "adventure", if you will, happened just a couple of weeks ago. One saturday while Ryan was at work, I decided to clean out the fridge, and get rid of all of the rotting produce and old leftovers. One of the leftovers contained a (rather) larger container of pulled pork. I started breaking it into chunks and feeding it into the garbage disposal. To be honest, I never knew that pork was not something to be put into the disposal -- let alone about 3 lbs of it! Later when Ryan returned home from work, he tried everything to fix it from taking the pipes apart to buying a snake auger and drain-o. Nothing worked. So, we had to call in a professional and $120 was a lesson learned. Oops!

Our next adventure just happened earlier this week. Back in October amongst the wedding stress and excitement, my darling husband forgot to pay the water bill. We discovered this, but at the beginning of November. As soon as we did, I set the bill up to be paid. However, the water company did not decide to cash the check in time, and low and behold, they decided to shut our water off. Fantastic. Ryan took care of it right away, but we still had to wait a night without water! We made the best of it though, going to Walmart and stocking up on a bunch of gallons of spring water. Let me tell you, showering with a bottle of chilly water is no bueno (I didn't feel like heating it up..I'm lazy) The next day, our water returned and things were once again kosher.

Like my dad said, its just some stories to add to the books to tell our kids someday!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

goodbye october..

October has come to a close. The month went by so fast, it feels like it was just the beginning of the month and we were finishing up last minute wedding details (and stresses!!)
I'm actually kind of sad to see it go. October is my absolute favorite month of the year (I'm pretty sure I've already expressed this numerous times..) and after that, comes my least favorite season of the year.I adore the holidays, but I do not adore what the holidays bring -- cold and snow. ugh. Already this week, I've had to scrape frost off my my car windows every morning. I dread when I'll have to go out there and shovel snow off of my car and the driveway before I can get out!

At any rate, it was an enjoyable month! Between getting married, enjoying the fall sites and pumpkin patches, I loved it :) The weekend after we got married, Ryan, Rainier and I went to the pumpkin patch. It was the guys' idea to go, and I was like a kid in a candy store!

We had fun picking out pumpkins, watching apple cider being made, and buying some apple cider (mmm!) One thing I didn't get to do, was go to any haunted houses :( Maybe next year..

We carved our pumpkins a few days before Halloween. As we were carving, I told Ryan it was a tradition I plan to carry on with our future kids. As a kid, I always carved pumpkins with my dad and siblings and loved it. Its something I am not willing to give up! . I think that I enjoy carving pumpkins more than my husband does, but luckily he is a good sport about it :) Our pumpkins turned out pretty decent for them being free hand. I meant to pick up one of those pumpkin carving kits this year, but I never got around to it. We ended up winging it, and we were both pleased with the results!

As for trick or treaters, I had NO idea how many to expect as this was our first Halloween in the house. I ended up buying entirely too much candy, so now we are left with two giant bowls of sweets (not that I am complaining..) I think we got like 12 total kids. Oh well, live and learn! I'll have to remember that for next year..