Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day two of Staycation

I really do wish that instead of having a little mini staycation, I were in North Carolina watching my oldest brother graduate from AIT. However, being a responsible adult now and having bills to pay, I had to make the decision to stay home and welcome him as soon as he lands at the airport.

This guy:
When we were told to pose for a picture, this is how we posed. We're slightly the same person.

will be returning home at 9:50 tonight!

You have no idea how very excited the entire family is to see him again! He left for boot camp on June 7, and I haven't seen him since then. I wrote him all throughout boot camp, and thank goodness for us upgrading our phones and amazing technology because since boot camp I have gotten to carry on conversations with him through HeyTell. (android app; iPhone app) Also because of this app, he and I carried on a walkie-talkie style conversation one evening, and we both turned on our gps locations (you can pick and choose who sees this) and he could see exactly where mom and I were having dinner one night.

Now I am far behind almost everyone else when it comes to technology, but I'm so glad that I was introduced to this little app before I upgraded to a smart phone :)

As far as the home front goes, yesterday the Tulsa area got a cold front. It was also kind of rainy all day, so it was a fantastic day for my staycation. I went to lunch with my friend Kellie before she left to go to South Carolina, and then stopped in by my work to drop off the fundraisers Kellie had.

On my way home, I decided that since I'm already at home inside on a rainy day, it would be a perfect day for some hot tea. I excitedly stopped by a local store to pick up some tea to put in my new tea kettle that my grandma gave me for the place. I got all the way home, went to put water to boil in the tea kettle, and then realized I have no mugs. What's funny about that is that my grandma tried to give me mugs multiple times, and every time I said I didn't need them because I don't drink coffee and don't even have a coffee maker. Silly me for forgetting about my hot tea obsession in the winter months! :)

Needless to say, I sat in my apartment with tea bags waiting to be brewed all day without hot tea.

Then last night I went over to my friend Michelle's place for dinner with her kiddos and then we watched American Horror Story. I seriously love this show. It's weird, and I love weird! I then returned home to watch True Blood season 1. Michelle let me borrow it a long time ago, and it's about time that I finish it and return it.

I've done absolutely nothing but lay in bed today and catch up on reading blogs. I'm about to get up, cook myself some lunch, then get started on cleaning my room. Later today, Mom and I are going to be moving a dresser into my room, and then going to the airport to pick up Jared!!!

Tomorrow will be putting the finishing touches on making my place spotless before my Scentsy party and hanging out with my brother all day!

Sunday we'll be having a welcome home dinner for him out at my aunt's! Then next week I have a four day work week due to Veteran's Day! November is shaping up to be a FANTASTIC month!!


  1. I LOVE heytell :) And I am so glad Jared is coming home. Can't wait to see his big smile and get a huge hug!

  2. Sounds like you are having a fantastic staycation so far. Confession- I have never ever tried tea! Crazy, huh?

  3. There is almost nothing like having your brother come home! My brother did the same and seeing him come home was amazing!! :-)


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