I know that I have been neglectful of the Daily Days (I feel like I have a post like this on a weekly basis...) but in my defense I have been battling strep-throat and I have been trying to medicate myself to prevent from having coughing (I always cringe when people cough and don't get a mint/drink or something and out of respect for my co-workers I stayed home part of last week) spats that could rival a lifelong smoker. I went home from work early on Friday (my supervisor told me that I looked awful, and suggested that I go home....) and sat in my chair all afternoon. I was totally expecting to delay plans with the BF since I felt like a "whipped chicken" (Sissy, my grandmother always made that reference when we were sick) but he insisted that we still have our Friday night date. I rallied myself about 4ish (after watching RHODC/Jersey Shore) and got myself together. I felt sickly (and was completely groggy after my daily dose of medicine) but I found the strength to get dressed and look presentable. The BF was being extra cagey when he picked me up. He was all nervous and fidgety acting and I even commented, "What's wrong with you? You look so nervous, are you getting sick?" He laughed it off and said that he had a great day at work and was looking forward to a relaxing weekend.
After a few moments of awkward looks and more questions we headed out for what I thought was going to be a relaxing "normal" Friday evening. When we got into the car the BF handed me a personalized hardcover book of our courtship. Inside the book there are pictures and special memories of the past two years. I could kind of sense that the BF was still antsy as he was still dodging questions (I ask LOTS of questions...) and I knew something was up. After several meaningful stops (I will not share the details as they are special to the BF and I) we ended up at our favorite restaurant. After being seated in a private room with a table set for two (the waitress was also acting nervous) we enjoyed a nice dinner. At the end of dinner (before the cheesecake arrived) the BF made some reference to the book that he made and ended up pulling his chair next to mine so we could flip through the final pages together.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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Monday, August 23, 2010
Its been a great Monday because I've had a three day weekend! I made the most of my extra day today by laying out by the pool, and going to the grocery (which I dread so it is a WIN that I even went). The weather in Lexington has been wonderful. The temperatures have began to cool-off (mid 80's) and I can feel that Fall is right around the corner. The BF and I had a wonderful weekend. On Friday night we had an early/easy dinner at SMASHBURGER. The BF had never been and he agreed that it was wonderful. We ate outside on the semi-patio/picnic area. The weather was breezy and it provided for some good people watching.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Monday, August 23, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
I found my camera cord and have since uploaded the pictures from Saturday's move-in. I went over and dropped off some hair spray and a camera cord (yes, the one that was misplaced) to Mallory this afternoon and I didn't dare go in. I feel like if I went in and saw chaos and stuff everywhere I wouldn't have left until it was cleaned and everything was put away. I stifled my urge to obsessively fold and refold anything in sight by coming home and doing some laundry. I secretly enjoy laundry, and after asking Mallory and her being honest about the state of her room I felt that if her dorm room (aka jail cell) was dirty my apartment HAD to be clean. Since I didn't go inside (NO visitation for 2 weeks... so it really is like jail) I couldn't document the mess so I figured I would just share the photos from Saturday.
Be warned that there are several pictures and yes the dorm room is less than ideal. Just remember that communal living "builds character" (my Dad said that to me when I moved into the dorms 5 years ago, and he said it to Mallory on Saturday... and I think that we both mumbled under our breaths and tried to hold back tears).
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
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Saturday, August 14, 2010
It is raining in Lexington and after a long day of move-in with Mallory I am enjoying my quiet time. It has been a long day and I can't even think about moving/organizing/folding anything for days so I thought that I would reflect back to my "glory days" of being Greek. When I was helping Mallory move-in today I was a bit nostalgic as it was 5 years ago today that my parents dropped me off at school and I was left to be on my own. 5 years ago today Mallory was 12 and she was there helping me pack in bags and bags of clothes/bedding/ and other "necessities" and I'll just say things don't change. The elevators were broken (granted it was only 4 floors, but still it they should have been prepared. What would have happened if I had sprained my ankle or something?) and the heat was suffocating (Lexington has had the hottest summer in 45 years this year and it didn't break today) but overall I had a great day. I think that my secret calling in life is to be a professional organizer. Granted I am slightly OCD (no shoes allowed in my apt/ dirty laundry makes me twitch, and don't sit on the bed) and I would like to transfer those tendencies to Mallory (she isn't having any of it...) and I hope that her dorm stays somewhat clean. More on the dorm move-in tomorrow as I have to upload the pictures and that in and of itself is daunting.
Having been a faithful member of the Delta Beta Chapter of Delta Gamma at the University of Kentucky the first two weeks of August mean hard work, long days and even longer nights. When sorority recruitment week at UK comes around you know that your life belongs to your House. Recruitment starts tomorrow and I am reminded of the fun times at the DG house.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Saturday, August 14, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Before anyone starts, I am well aware that I have been neglecting The Daily Days but I have good reason. For the last week or so I feel as if I have been running around like a crazy person trying to do a million different things. The BF and I spent this past weekend in Nashville (yes, the third weekend in 5 weeks... but so worth it) for a wedding. I left work on Thursday and headed home (to the land of dial-up Internet...) to spend the night before heading to Nashville for pre-wedding festivities on Friday. I have looked forward to this all Summer long and was so excited to be a part of Gable and Catherine's wedding. The wedding was gorgeous and the BF and I had a wonderful time.
Posted by Daily Days of MKH at Monday, August 09, 2010