Friday, July 24, 2009

And The Surprise Is...

I got a new tattoo! I knew I wanted to get an owl on my foot, and I have been looking at designs for about three months. I wanted an owl because it is my sorority's mascot, but it is against our rules to get any official Chi Omega insignia tattoos. So I found this perfect little owl and I had it done in Chi Omega colors- red and yellow. It hurt like you wouldn't believe, but I absolutely love it and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

This is a close up of my little beauty. This was two hours after it was done, and it is very swollen and kinda bleeding still. There isn't really red around the eyes and on the belly, that's just my blood :)
This is where I got it. It's a little higher than I had originally thought I wanted it, but the tattoo artist said it would heal better if it were closer to my ankle rather than my toes. Looking at this pic, I should've had my toes done before the tat cause now I can't soak my foot for 30 days!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Couch!

When Drew and I got married, we were very fortunate in that we didn't have to buy any furniture for our home. (With the exception of a set of end tables for our living room, which we bought from my cousin for $75) We either had everything all ready, or had it given to us. In about March of this year, we decided we were ready for a new couch. We started looking around for several weekends, and we finally picked out a cream colored sectional at Mathis Brothers. We were all ready to make this big first purchase, and they told us that couch was on backorder for like 12 weeks! We decided not to order it since it was such a long wait (which turned out to be a blessing because we needed that money later) Now that we have our finances a little more in order, we decided to look at couches again. We found one at the first store we went to, and bought our new couch!

This is just a stock photo, but it is our couch. I wasn't for sure I would be happy with a sectional, but it was our compromise. But once we got it home and all set up, I love it! We also got the ottoman, which is a little big for our living room, but we figure we will have the couch longer than we will have the house, so we are gonna keep it.

In other news, I got a ticket about 2 weeks ago for running a red light in Sapulpa. Actually, the light turned red while I was going through it, but whatev. I almost choked when I saw the fine- $244! The cop advised me to go to court, so I did this morning. The judge dismissed the ticket because of my stellar driving record and I only had to pay a $30 court fee. What a relief!

Much more fun news- Drew and I are going to Vegas next week! We fly out Tuesday morning with Drew's mom, her husband, his two sons and Drew's little brother (who turns 21 this Saturday- Uh Oh!) and fly home next Saturday. I'm looking forward to a good time and will hopefully have fun pics when I get back.

Lastly, big changes are happening tonight, but I want it to be a surprise. I'll try to take a pic and post tomorrow!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Study, Study, Study

I haven't updated in a while because my life is currently consumed with studying for the dreaded MCAT. I researched study programs and decided on ExamKrackers. It is a 10-week at home study course that is lecture style instead of just taking tons of practice tests. I study everyday of the week (well, actually I get most Sunday's off) for 2-3 hours, depeding on the material that night. It is very structured, which I like because it keeps me on track. I have not missed a day yet, and I am finishing up week 3.

On a positive note, it has been a good test to see how Drew is going to handle me studying 24/7 during medical school. Surprisingly, Drew has handled it very well. Hank, on the other hand, is not enjoying the new arrangement. He will come push the office door open and sneak over and lick my toes. Then he will put his paws on my leg and look at me really sad until I pick him up for a little while. Then when I'm not studying, he follows me around the house even more than usual, and is always wanting to sit in my lap and cuddle with me. It breaks my heart because he feels neglected :)

So that's pretty much my life right now. Work, study, pet my dog, sleep.