Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Well friends, it’s official. On Sunday I will be leaving for Columbus, Ohio. My sister will pick me up and drive me to Mineral Wells, West Virginia, where Monday morning I will report to work in some God forsaken town in Ohio. The next time I will be in Oklahoma for an extended amount of time will be in 60 days, and I will be home for a week. This certainly does not mean I won’t be coming home on random weekends. Or that Chris won’t make the trip up there. It just plain sucks. But there is no work for me here. This is supposed to last for a maximum of 6 months. However, I want all my teacher friends out there to tell me when there are openings at their schools. I will do all in my power to become a teacher again!!

Ugh. I just have no motivation to do anything. I almost cried at the grocery store yesterday. I couldn’t buy a lot. I don’t know what Chris will want to eat next week. I won’t be there to fix anything for him. For some reason, that made me really upset. I think the Reasor’s meat man was afraid I was about to lose it while trying to purchase some ground beef!

We haven’t decided if I will take Tyson with me. I want to, but I think on my initial trip out there, I may not have enough room for him. I will have two giant suitcases, plus my carry on, plus a dog. We will see. I’ve already talked to my veterinarian, aka good friend Heather, and she’s getting his vaccine records and health certificate ready. Chris and I are torn though. I know that I want Tyson to have something precious from home, and I know Chris wants Tyson because he reminds him of me so much. Maybe we’ll take turns.

I should actually be back in OKC on March 18. My good friend Gina is having her baby shower. 

But I will be back for Easter. It’s my grandma’s 80th birthday. And Chris and I haven’t even talked about Australia. I’m going to try to work it where I will leave for Australia the week after I’m in OK for a week. Now I just realized I had a dentist appointment in April. Ahhhh.
At least I’ll be close to some pretty cool locals. And Meredith Purdum-Jones is excited that I will now only be 5 hours away from her.

I just cannot get excited about this. Maybe it will be better when I actually arrive there. Maybe it will go by fast. Maybe Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas will open back up with leasing. Then I could teleport home pronto.

Geez, this is the saddest blog I’ve ever made. Sorry friends. Once I get there, I will post pictures of weird Ohio things. Or where ever I happen to be. That might make things a bit more bearable.

I think I’m bummed because next Thursday is my anniversary. Four years. I’ve never gone longer than 4 days without seeing Chris Murray. That’s the utmost hardest part. And I totally rocked the anniversary present this year! I won’t even get to benefit from it until Lord knows when! Blah. I guess we will have facetime dates every night. I hope everyone wants to facetime me! Or skype. I have both! I decided I should join google+ so that all my friends and I can chat. But I don’t know if that is any different than skype.

Well, so now, I’ve announced it on my blog. I gotta tell me email group. And then I’ll make the facebook announcement. I need to call a few more people too. If I haven’t called or texted you yet, I’m getting there. The shock hasn’t worn off yet though.

On a brighter note, I’ve started reading The Help. Thus far, it’s pretty good. (I’m only on chapter 6) If anyone would like to read it with me and my cousin, we have started our own book club. Currently there are 3 people. But the more the merrier! We will have skype discussions or facetime ones. Or google+.

That’s it. That’s all, for now. I’ll update more later. Maybe I’ll be in a better mood. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I suck at this blogging thing.
My life is simply not interesting.
I have no children.
If you follow me on instagram, you know I obsessively take pictures of my dog.
My boyfriend and I aren’t planning a wedding.
My job still wants me to move to Ohio.

Oh yeah, there’s that elephant again…Hey Ohio. Did you miss me? Yeah, I wish I could say that same about you…………………………………………..

I was told yesterday I probably needed to go there. This time though, I told them moving was out of the question. I will travel. I will go to smelly Ohio (ok, I don’t know if it really smells there, so please take no offense, Ohioians [oh geez, is that what they’re called??? Ohioites? Bah]). I will stay in smelly Ohio for a week or two or three. BUT I WILL NOT LIVE THERE. I must be able to come home every few weeks. PERIOD.

So who will hire me to private tutor or home school their child(ren) when I have to quit? Hey, if I stay in OK, it’s for you all, my friends! Just kidding, it’s for you, too, Chris. J

In other news, Chris and I celebrated our first real valentine’s day together. Yes, it was actually our fourth, but I hate that holiday. Every day we should be showered with love and affection. Every day we should let the other know how we truly appreciate them and how much they mean to us. Yeah, but it doesn’t happen like that. I think Valentines’ Day was actually invented by some pissed off lady. Her husband was probably lazy and smelly, riding his horse all day, shooting ducks, playing billiards (yes, I read a lot of historical romances, so sue me), and completely forgot to give his lady love some sugar. Probably forgot her birthday or something. So she invented this holiday to make her man tell her how much he loves her. Which, is genius, however, not everyone can stomach that gooey romantic crap. (I only can in novel form). I feel bad because I think Chris truly wants to tell or show me how much he loves me. So this year, I said, LET THY CELEBRATION, BEGIN! Oh, and I made him a bouquet. A beer bouquet! There were 12 specialty beers, placed in a tin pail vase of shelled peanuts (instead of water…like flowers are in). There was a card and some candy as well, in addition to two OKC Thunder basketball tickets. Yes, it was amazing. I rocked it. But Mr. Murray has to upstage me. He brought home a dozen of the most beautiful red roses I’ve ever seen in my life! The last time he gave me flowers was on our first date! And they were pink carnations because he told the flower lady I was a Phi Mu (He claims he bought me a house with a flower bed and rose bushes, so there are my flowers….). I also got a mani/pedi gift certificate and an Amazon gift card. Plus a card, that (disgustingly) made me cry. And he delivered a card to me from Tyson. I made him this fabulous dinner and dessert. And then we cuddled on the couch. (sorry if some of you just threw up in your mouth a little…I would have too).

Isn’t it sad when the most exciting thing in your life was a week ago today?  Eh, what ya gonna do?

To wrap things up, Friday night we went to a Thunder game (not the Vday present game, a different game his friend gave us tickets to). Saturday I helped host the Tulsa Alumnae’s Heart-to-Heart Phi Mu event with some of the EN collegiate members and their mothers. That night we went out with Corey and Mike for dinner and piano bar. Sunday we lounged around. I talked to Staci for about 3 hours on the phone. Today, I spent with Ansley getting my car inspected and taking her to McDonalds. Two year olds and McDonalds. Now there’s an experience.

I feel like going shopping. I feel like doing a pinterest project. Instead of eating when I’m mad, I now do artsy crafty stuff. Or simply go spend money. Kirklands is having a big sale. And the one in Owasso is next door to Pier 1 and Old Navy…..later!       

Monday, February 13, 2012

Snow day

Oh epic fail of a snowy day! I suppose I’m now spoiled to 26” of snowfall when I hear the words “wintery mix”. I am rather disappointed that at 4:30pm, the snow is pretty much gone. I looks like it is raining from my vantage point. (So I just tried to take a picture for you all to see, however, you can’t see the water dripping off my roof, so scratch that idea…) I actually got out and went to pick up Chris’ Valentines’ Day present (well the rest of it). And I can hear my critics now! “But Tiffany, you hate Valentines’ Day” and “I thought you all didn’t participate in this holiday”. Well guess what, buckos, this year, I guess I am celebrating it.  :p  Last year, Chris got me something, and I about died of embarrassment because I didn’t get him anything because I’ve expressively told him how ridiculous this holiday is. AHHHH! So this year, I’m not going to have a repeat… I think this hatred stems from the many years I did not have a Valentine… Nah, that can’t be it…Anyway. I caved. I bought into the whole “holiday buying” scheme Hallmark and Hershey have set up. Bah humbug! I would share with you all what I got him, however, the one day he reads my blog will be TODAY. So, you can wait for tomorrow and I will try to figure out how to post a picture to this thing. Or if you need ideas for the burly man (or hey, maybe you have a burly girl, whatever) in your life, text me.

Here is a wrap of the events that transpired last week: Monday, NOTHING. We recovered from the Super Bowl party. I went to the doctor (100% clean bill of health) and Stillwater. Tuesday, I had Ansley. Tyson had to get dental cleaning, which in turn turned into a tooth extraction, which is now why he is on antibiotics. He also got his nails clipped and anal glands expressed (he was in a great mood when he got home…). Wednesday, I had to go to Jenks to work with my boss. NO OHIO FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE!!!!!!! Thursday, I had Ansley again. And Friday, I simply worked, did laundry, and went grocery shopping.

This weekend was GREAT! Saturday Jessica, Corey, and I went to Tulsa’s Women’s Expo. We had a flipping blast! We got so much free stuff, and spent a ton of money as well. All exhibitors were geared towards girly things! I purchased some ear muffs, two bottles of wine, some gourmet pasta noodles, and some brushetta tapenade. Oh yeah, and this all natural, gluten free, msg free BBQ sauce! The pasta noodles are made with the garlic and basil in the dough. That will be our Valentines dinner (oh I think I just threw up in my mouth a little for uttering those words) with grilled chicken. I also got my eye brows waxed. And I got to hold Xander. We all went to a very very late lunch afterwards. Later that night, Chris and I went to Savastono’s in Bixby for some yummy Chicago style deep dish. We then stopped by Target for Breaking Dawn part 1 (Chris wanted it, I swear ;) and crock pot liners (never cook in your crock pot without them). I also ended up buying Tyson a new collar. (Hey, I had to make up for Tuesday!)

Sunday I went to a body wrap party. Yeah, not buying into it. If you want my real opinion, please call me. I will freely give them to you. Corey and Jessica got to hear all about it! Afterwards, Corey, Mike, Chris and I all went to dinner and just visited the evening away. Then it was time to come home and get ready for our “wintery mix” aka dusting of snow that was almost all gone by the time I got up at 7:30. Ok, maybe it wasn’t gone that early, but it sure seemed like we were missing an inch (or 12).

So this should suffice for another week, right? J I’m so getting the hang of this blogging thing!! ;)   

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Weekend Update...last weekend....

On my quest to update this dad-gum thing more, I guess I could update on my past weekend…It was rather eventful….ok so maybe it wasn’t…

I can’t even begin to remember Friday. Oh wait, that was the day I couldn’t motivate myself to work. Yeah, I probably didn’t do anything. I bet it was a no make-up day.

Saturday I went shopping with my cousin Jessica. I ended up spending about $90 at Barnes and Nobles. Now, I know what you all are thinking…and yes…I do own a Kindle. HOWEVER, there are some books that one MUST own in actual book form. Like the $8 complete works of Edgar Allen Poe. And the 5th Harry Potter in hardback because your paperback version isn’t for display (same goes for Harry Potter 7 except, you want your hardback for display only and the paperback for reading). That night Chris and I went to Mike’s birthday party planned by his lovely wife (and great great friend of mine) Corey! We ate at El Guapo (great Mexican food), and shared a pitcher of Sangria (BEST SANGRIA IN TULSA, HANDS DOWN! And I know my sangria). Then we traveled over to The Maxx Retropub and Arcade. This place is amazing! It is all decked out in 80s and 90s stuff. One wall has cassette tapes covering it. All the ads and tvs are from my childhood. And their drinks have great throwback names!! You even have to trade your dollars in for tokens. We played skeeball several times while the boys traveled around playing the arcade games. We ended our night at Woody’s (formally Dirty’s). It was a great evening!! We also discussed Ohio with Corey and Mike, since they are both East Coasters. My “stay in OK” contingency would not like their opinions on the Ohio topic…

Sunday was spent Super Bowling it up! Oh yeah! :p I was so happy to get to hang out with some great friends, and eat some great grub! It didn’t even throw off my WW points! I’ve definitely learned that smaller portions are the way to go! Sunday also happened to be the day, four years ago, that I met Mr. Murray. He was standing in the garage of my friend Natalie’s house. Natalie’s husband (named Chris also) was smoking and introduced me as “his babysitter”. Then I corrected him and said “his girls’ babysitter”. I remember he was wearing a blue wool zip-up hoodie. I don’t know why I remember that. I didn’t even know his first name wasn’t Murray until I actually was set up with him…

Chris had Monday off, in which, he put himself to NO USE. (when I came home from STW, I was not a happy camper when I saw all the housework he DIDN’T get done) I had a doctor’s appointment and FBM in Stillwater. Did you know that if you have Blue Cross/Blue Shield and you get your annual woman’s checkup from your family physician, it’s free? Yes! It’s considered a wellness exam, and those exams are covered by BCBS! I also got my first ever blood test done (where they tested my thyroid, glucose, iron, cholesterol, etc). I had the best nurse ever take my blood! I couldn’t even feel anything! Now, I almost passed out when I saw my blood in the test tubes…I swear, I can dissect any animal, watch anything bloody or gory in real life, as long as it isn’t my own blood. There is something about it coming out of me that just makes me feel all faint inside. Jane Austen got nothing on my swoons! ;)

That’s enough for now. I’ll update tomorrow with the happenings of this week. Or will I? Mahahahaha! Just kidding. I probably have nothing better to do…except work….

Friday, February 3, 2012

Why you should never work from home...

So the downfall of working from home is that I easily find things to help me avoid working. Now, these tasks seem super important at the time, however, they usually end up causing me to have to work at night, which simply sucks. But I just can’t find the power to work today…here is the reason why:

Last night I went to OKC to have dinner with my best friend Staci. We have been friends since 5th grade, and best friends since 7th. She recently got engaged (after 10 years…something Chris and I ARE NOT striving for…). Her big day is December 1, 2012!! She has asked me to be a bridesmaid, and got me the cutest gift! Staci is incredibly crafty and creative. She is going to design her whole wedding herself, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with (then hire her for mine). Well, I got to the city (yes, I’m from OKC, thus THE CITY = OKC. Always.) at around 5:30. We headed to dinner, and proceeded to stay there for like 3 hours! Then we went back to her place, where her fiancĂ© came home from working (at 10), and I still hadn’t left yet! We talked some more, and I finally left at 10:30 last night. That put me pulling into my driveway at exactly 12:28. Of course I was now wide awake from driving (and drinking probably a gallon of iced tea…unsweet), so I stayed awake until 2. I tried to sleep on the couch, since I knew Chris’ alarm would be going off at 3:30, and I didn’t want to wake him. That didn’t work. So when I heard Chris go into the bathroom, I high-tailed it to the bed. I was probably asleep before I hit the pillow. So I figured, oh I’ll wake up around 10. UMMM, NO. I got up at 7:45. Thus begins my work avoidance routine:

1.       I did some cardio for 40 minutes. I skipped yoga today. Fail.
2.       I ate breakfast.
3.       I played on facebook.
4.       I played on pinterest.
5.       I started laundry.
6.       I moved the living room furniture.
7.       I watched it rain.
8.       I vacuumed.
9.       I shampooed the living room’s carpet.
10.   I folded laundry.
11.   I stripped both beds of their sheets and started that laundry.
12.   I remade the master bedroom’s bed.
13.   I watched it rain some more.
14.   I watched an episode of The Pioneer Woman.
15.   I’m updating my blog.

So now, I must either decide to shower now or start working. Once I shower though, I have to work. My boss comes back from West Virginia (where he’s been with my sister) today. He’s going to want to see my work. And I need to finish it. But. I. Can’t. Strike that…I. Don’t. Want. To.

Wait, I just noticed something. I haven’t updated my twitter in a while. And I need to check my email. Never the less, I will avoid another 30 minutes of work. Bahahaha!