Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oh Houston!

Happy Thursday friends! Things have been busy around here! Tuesday morning I woke up early to pack and catch the Amtrak bus to ride to Houston to see Andrew. It was only about 2 weeks since we had seen each other, but felt like so much longer than that. We didn't do a whole lot Tuesday night, we had a lovely dinner and played Bananagrams, which I had never played but I love it!

Yesterday it rained ALL DAY LONG. Several roads were flooded and we had to turn around a couple of times. We finally went to see the 7th Harry Potter movie. Why I waited so long to see it I have no idea. I'm a die hard fan. The movie was fantastic, and I can't wait for the second part to come out. One of the bittersweet pieces in the 7th book is the dedication which says "spilt seven ways...[lists several names], and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the end". Love it. I'm gonna read the books all over again as soon as I have the time. After the movie, we went shopping with Andrew's sister Alissa. She was on the hunt for a cute New Year's Eve dress for a church party. And we found something! I love shopping sometimes, but Andrew was miserable. I had a terrible headache after we finished shopping and took about an hour nap. I woke up and we watched a movie on Alissa's laptop and then celebrated Christmas after Austin and Andrew's mom got home from a basketball tourney. I love what they got me! Later Austin's girlfriend Audrey came over and we played Taboo, Bananagrams, and Battle of the Sexes. And Audrey and I won that last game!

Today has been rather quiet around the Tucker household. The Beast ('88 suburban) will be picked up tomorrow by a towing/wrecking company and the boys are cleaning it out. So sad. Love those older vehicles. Andrew's mom and I were working on their New Year's card (its too late for a Christmas card haha) and just picked out the design and picture. Tomorrow Andrew and I are going back to Longview for New Year's. I can't believe that another year is about to begin, this one has certainly flown by. I haven't quite started thinking about my resolutions, but I'm sure you will see a post about it in the near future.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Birthdays and Christmas

Hello, dear friends! I hope y'all had a fabulous Christmas...I know I did! Dad and Megan both had wonderful birthdays despite it being so close to Christmas, Dad always likes to say that Megan was his Christmas & birthday present. Pretty sweet if you ask me :) the trip to Dallas on Megan's birthday wasn't quite as fun as I thought it would be, but we still had a good time.

In the last week, I've laughed so much and it feels great. I am loving being home. And I'm excited to say that Santa was super nice to me this year. I am so blessed to have a new vehicle to drive and a new laptop (which I'm still not sure if I like) as well as some spending money. Megan left for Kentucky yesterday to see her boyfriend and I will be leaving in the morning to head to Houston to see Andrew! Yay! I haven't seen him in about 2 weeks, but it feels like it has been FOREVER. And we will come back here for an East Texas New Year's Eve which will include tons of fireworks at a friend's house.

How was your Christmas?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday y'all! I can happily say that I finished all of my Christmas and birthday shopping yesterday. And I finished wrapping all my gifts. On top of that, I'm happy with my grades for the semester. Not much has been going on, just spending some much needed time with my family and catching up with lots of doctor appointments. OH I almost forgot. I got a haircut on Saturday, took off about 4-5 inches and I can't even tell that I cut it at all. But my hair feels so silky smooth and soft and I love that I don't have any split ends.

This week is filled with lots of food, family, and good times. Tomorrow is kind of uneventful, but Wednesday is Dad's birthday and we will be spending the day with my grandparents. Thursday is Megan's birthday and we are planning to go to Dallas to see Mary and Richard and I will be getting a new car! Wooohooo! I'm getting Mary's 2001/2002 Honda CR-V and I can't wait. And can't forget Christmas on Saturday.

Even though everything has been enjoyable at home, I really miss Andrew. This happens every semester, I always get used to seeing him every single day and then I don't see him for 2-3 weeks (or longer) and go crazy in the first few days. Hopefully I'll get a chance to see him shortly after Christmas when I go to visit him and then and we will turn around and come here for New Year's. And I can't wait :)

I'll post pictures of my new car and lots of birthday photos later!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Full Christmas Mode

Its Friday! Hooray! Things have certainly been busy lately. It feels like finals were ages ago, and that I've been on break for much longer than a few days. I left town Wednesday afternoon, and made record time getting home. The rest of the evening was spent hanging out with dad and being a bofa on the sofa. Yesterday was filled with laughter and shopping with dad and Megan. We went to lunch where dad spilled his water all over me and my purse. I was soaked along with everything in my purse and it was windy outside when we left (I wasn't dry by then). We got a whole lot of shopping done, and today is going to be another day of shopping if my sister will ever get up and get moving. I'm super duper excited because I found a new pair of jeans!! The only place I can get my jeans from is the Buckle and they aren't cheap. And usually they are the first jeans to fly off the shelves cause for some reason there are girls out there apparently like to buy their jeans extra long so that they drag the ground 3-4 inches. I don't understand. LEAVE THE LONG JEANS FOR THE PEOPLE THAT NEED THEM THE MOST. Sorry. I haven't had a pair of new jeans that actually fit in almost 2 years. Every time I shop they never have what I need, but this time they did and I'm ecstatic about it :)

I'm still on the hunt for birthday gifts for dad and Megan, but it is so difficult because their birthdays are so close to Christmas (the 22nd and 23rd). Oh well, they both said they don't want or need anything, but I'm not taking that for an answer.

Happy Friday, happy weekend, and happy shopping!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Another Semester Gone By

First, I want to say thanks to those of you who have been so RIGHT and so UPLIFTING with my current situation with Andrew's dad. You know who you are! I have some amazing friends :)

This morning I had my last final and I can finally say that I'm done with another semester. Its almost surreal. Things are moving faster every single day. And I don't think I like it very much. If things were going the way I had originally started out, this would be my last day of my fall semester as an undergraduate. And I could say that I only have one more semester left. How weird does that sound? Anyways, since I'm graduating in ONE YEAR I have a little extra time on my hands. But it feels so good to be done. I haven't started packing my things up (which I really should be doing) but I have my list of things to take home! I had a terrible time last break: I left my hairdryer, dirty clothes, heavy winter coat, and a ton of other items in my dorm because I was in a hurry to leave and go home. I was miserable! Lesson learned. So I'm taking things nice and slow and doing my best to not forget anything. We'll see how this goes.

If you're still taking finals, good luck! If you're done, have a fabulous Christmas! If you're graduating, congratulations!! Wish I could be there.

Monday, December 13, 2010

11 Days, 8 Hours, 41 Minutes

UNTIL CHRISTMAS! I googled it.

I told you that I would let you know how my weekend went after my last uneventful encounter with Andrew's dad. Annnddd....everything was okay. Friday night before Andrew and I left we stopped for dinner at Sonic. It was delicious! Minus the fact that they messed up my order. But that's okay, I've gotten used to it everywhere I go. Anyways, we got to his house and nobody was home. Austin (brother) had a basketball tourney (their mom always goes with him), Alissa (sister) was performing at her church's Christmas play, and Andrew's dad was working late. So we sat around and did a whole bunch of nothing. Around 10pm I started to get hungry again but refused to tell anyone or eat anything. Eventually I gave in and ate some string cheese. But I was feeling terrible because I knew that couldn't eat in front of Andrew's dad. I went to bed hungry. Saturday was pretty laid back, Andrew had his referee meeting and we watched a few hours of tv then did some studying. I was hungry throughout the day, but I still didn't want to eat. And of course, I gave up again and ate. Sunday was church and lunch at Genghis Grill and it was yummy! Then we went to watch Alissa in the Christmas play which lasted 2 and a half hours. After that we headed home and got back to CS and studied.

Today I don't have a whole lot going on, I had one final earlier and I have one tomorrow and then I'm finished. Unfortunately it is my hardest final and I need to kick butt on it. Part of me still feels like it isn't Christmas yet. Weird, right?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Elephant in the Room

So Andrew and I are in Houston for the weekend. Andrew is refereeing church league basketball starting in January and therefore has his preseason meeting Saturday morning. And I just decided to tag along in the midst of finals, which I'm procrastinating as much as possible :)

I was looking forward to coming to Houston but as the time grew close to us leaving, I became very apprehensive and Andrew could definitely tell something was wrong. The reason I was so apprehensive was because of what Andrew's dad had told me over the Thanksgiving break. Sunday afternoon he pulled me aside to talk to me. The first words out of his mouth were "as my potential future daughter-in-law....there are a few things I'd like to discuss with you". He said something about Andrew, and then he started to say that my mom kept herself looking good for her age (which confused me) and then said that I had less than a year to walk down the aisle and that he thought that my mother wouldn't want to see THAT as he pointed to my belly. At first I could only think about daughter-in-law and walking down the aisle. What the heck. Then I thought about the other part...oh yeah. He told me I was fat and that I need to lose weight. So harsh, right? He went on to tell me a few other things, which I will not repeat. Deep down I know he's right, I've picked up about 30 pounds since I met Andrew. But it still really hurt. Although I think it might give me more motivation to actually get up off my ass and do something about my weight. Of course Andrew had no idea what was going on until we got back to CS a few hours later and I was still upset.

So that's why I didn't want to come to Houston for the weekend, I feared he might say something more about that whole conversation and I would only cry more. So I will let you know on Sunday how the weekend goes.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ticket Pull Thursday

Hey readers! I'm super stoked to tell you that I GOT TICKETS FOR THE COTTON BOWL!! Yay! My friend Elizabeth was nice enough to let me camp with her group, and I can't thank them enough. She is such a sweetheart and I'm excited to have class with her again next semester. They were the ones who camped out Tuesday and Wednesday night. This morning I woke up at 5:30 to get ready to stand in line with them. I think it was about 30 degrees outside when I left my apartment shortly before 6am. There were A MILLION people. Okay, I lie, but the line went all the way back to E. King Gill to give you an idea of how many people there were in every line. Oddly enough there are still spirit passes available for $50, which is the nice way of saying standing room tickets. We stood in line for over an hour, and watched the sun come up and brighten the sky (obviously you can't really see the sun if you're standing in front of Kyle Field because G. Rolie is in the way but you know what I mean). I called Mom and we are both super stoked. If I haven't already mentioned this, the Aggies went to the Cotton Bowl when she was a student but wasn't able to go. It will definitely be an unforgettable experience for both of us. After pulling tickets I had to go to class. Poop on you Blinn for not having Reading Days! And then I came back for breakfast and a nice warm nap. Finals are just around the corner, and then its Christmas! Oh, and Dad's and Megan's birthdays too.

PS. I have been waiting to get into one of my upper level health classes, Drugs & Society, and there had been a few problems but thankfully the department opened seats today and I was able to get in it! Hooray!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Succumbing to Senioritis

With 4 classes out of the way and only two finals left, I have no desire to do anything at all. I'm sure the rest of you are feeling the same way. As for my grades, I have 3 As and 1 B. I've been camping out with some of my friends and the ticket pull is tomorrow morning at 7am. Hooray for the Cotton Bowl! Anyways, I've had no motivation to study or do any homework whatsoever. My finals are on Tuesday and Wednesday, so I have some time to study between now and then. Andrew and I are planning on going to Houston this weekend; he has a referee meeting and his sister is singing with the church choir for a Christmas concert and I'm just tagging along cause Andrew's mom invited me. Maybe this week is supposed to be "boring blog posts" week. Haha.

Days are dragging by, and it doesn't feel like Christmas is right around the corner. I haven't even put up any decorations yet. Does anybody feel this way too?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Weekend Update & Cotton Bowl Camp-out

Such a boring title, I know. It goes along with my boring weekend lol. Sadly I have to sit here and really think about what I did this weekend because I honestly don't remember all of it. Friday night Andrew, Erik and I went to dinner at Olive Garden, and I found some wine that I really like! Everyone knows wine is one of those "acquired tastes" and this one appeals to my tastes :) if I'm not mistaken, it was Beringer's White Zinfandel. Yum! Erik had a paper to work on, so Andrew and I didn't do much of anything. Saturday was spent sleeping and running a few errands with Andrew, and I got a Christmas present! It's one of the coolest toys ever and I would tell you what it is, but it's one of those things that doesn't need to be mentioned on the internet for anyone and everyone to see. But if you really want to know, message me and I'll tell you. Saturday night on tv was a Harry Potter marathon, and I got sucked in. Sunday was church, lunch at Chili's, a nap, and another HP movie. Pretty uneventful.

Yesterday I only had one class, and I will only have 2 classes left after today. My grades so far are 2 A's and one B. Not too shabby. I got to see Sammie and watch her brother play basketball aannnd got to celebrate my friend Betsy's 21st birthday! Hope you're feeling okay today Betsy! We had a blast.

Today I have a bunch of little things going on, as well as some homework that I should have done over the weekend. At 5:00 students can start camping out in front of Kyle Field for bowl game tickets. Mom and I are dying to go, but seeing that I don't have a tent and don't know anyone else that is camping out, I have no idea what to do. There's only 1250 student tickets, each costs $125, and one student can only pull 2 tickets. If you want to camp out with me or know someone who is camping out, let me know!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Survival of Hell Week

Hey y'all! It's been forever since I've updated and things have been crazy and are finally over. I'm sure you're wondering what all has been happening, and I have lots to tell! Ok, well maybe not that much but more than normal :)

Thanksgiving was wonderful but way to short, I only got to spend about a day with my entire family (including Mom and Meg) and then everybody was gone and I went to Andrew's for the remainder of the weekend. One of my cousins going to UTMB recently bought Just Dance 2, made for Wii, and I'm obsessed! My family got the first one whenever it came out, but this one is SO MUCH BETTER. I'm pretty sure I'll be getting this for Christmas! And I can't forget about the great football game! The Aggies did great, and I'm looking forward to next season already! The Cotton Bowl is in January, and I might be going. Mom wants to go, and maybe some other family will join us too and we will have a blast.

Just to tell you what I had: 1 paper, 1 presentation, 3 exams, and 3 finals. All the week after Thanksgiving. Crazy huh?!? Monday kicked off the week I had been dreading all semester. I spent my free time studying and working on the video presentation. Tuesday I had one final and one exam, Wednesday was another exam, which I made a 100 on, whoop! I was caught in the middle of being right between an A and a B but thankfully my prof curved my grade just a hair :) overall I had an 89.49 and that has never happened in any of my college courses. Yesterday was the worst day of them all. I had a final for my kinesiology class, then an exam for a psychology class, and last but definitely the most important, my medical terminology final. I made a B in the class. Whew. Today I've just been coasting downhill and trying to clean up the messes around apartment since I haven't done anything but study this week. Yay?

Additionally, I've had a nasty cough since before the Nebraska game (about 3 weeks) and it was starting to get better but then Thanksgiving day it got really bad again and has been bad ever since. Nothing that I take seems to be working; I've tried cough drops, peppermint, cough syrup, dayquil and nyquil, mucinex, an OTC 24 hour allergy relief, and even a prescription. I'm not coughing anything up either. But there have been times where I almost can't breathe because I'm coughing so hard and I draw lots of attention to myself. The other people at the SCC taking their final last night loved me I'm sure.

Oh yeah, my sister got a new(er) car as a gift from my ex-stepmom and her new hubby AND a plane ticket to Kentucky for the Christmas holidays. Ugh. Aren't you supposed to spend Christmas with your family and not some boy that you met over summer that lives 600 miles away? Or am I the crazy one? Oh, and I'll be getting a newer car from them too as an early graduation present because they don't want it anymore, they have another new Lexus to drive, one for her and one for him (from the wedding). But I'm thrilled to have a newer vehicle and I can't wait to get it.

I have no plans for the weekend except to take a whole bunch of Vitamin C and get lots of sleep. Relaxing weekend, here I come!