Just Making it up

ok so i’m getting a bit sappy today and you will now be subject to all of it.
i really like penguins - i mean they waddle and huddle through the crazy cold winter and are just crazy adorable! one of the things that i think is the best about penguins is they mate for life and when i male penguin has chosen his mate he will search the beach for a pebble to present her. the day before shawn left he gave me a pebble that he spent the day with his daughter searching the beach for. she didn’t understand why i would rather have a pebble than a diamond engagement ring, but he did and does. it is one of the many, many things i love about him. he gets me and gave me a pebble. i am so happy that in two weeks i will be getting ready to hop on a plane and be on my way to him. i’ve never missed someone like i miss him and have never loved someone like i love him. he has made me look at the world in a different way and has helped me to get back to the person i have always been, but seemed to of lost along the way. i am so excited to be with him again and get started on our new life in a foreign country. i know that this move is going to have a ton of ups and downs, but there is no one in the world i would want to go through all of that with.
edit: yes i know not all penguins mate for life some are just serial monogamists, but it’s still pretty f’n cute.

ok so i’m getting a bit sappy today and you will now be subject to all of it.

i really like penguins - i mean they waddle and huddle through the crazy cold winter and are just crazy adorable! one of the things that i think is the best about penguins is they mate for life and when i male penguin has chosen his mate he will search the beach for a pebble to present her. the day before shawn left he gave me a pebble that he spent the day with his daughter searching the beach for. she didn’t understand why i would rather have a pebble than a diamond engagement ring, but he did and does. it is one of the many, many things i love about him. he gets me and gave me a pebble. i am so happy that in two weeks i will be getting ready to hop on a plane and be on my way to him. i’ve never missed someone like i miss him and have never loved someone like i love him. he has made me look at the world in a different way and has helped me to get back to the person i have always been, but seemed to of lost along the way. i am so excited to be with him again and get started on our new life in a foreign country. i know that this move is going to have a ton of ups and downs, but there is no one in the world i would want to go through all of that with.

edit: yes i know not all penguins mate for life some are just serial monogamists, but it’s still pretty f’n cute.


I’ll tell you what I do want. I want someone who will be monogamous, and nice to his mother. And I want someone who likes musicals but knows to just shut his mouth when I’m watching Lost. And I want someone who thinks being really into cars is lame and strip clubs are gross. I want someone who will actually empty the dishwasher instead of just taking forks out as needed, like I do. I want someone with clean hands and feet and beefy forearms like a damn Disney prince. And I want him to genuinely like me, even when I’m old. And that’s what I want.

Liz Lemon, 30 Rock (via helenaoftroy)

yep love this and found him! well probably not the dishwasher thing, but alas we don’t have one and he washes the dishes so that works for me ;)

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Why is love intensified by absence?

Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife (via quotes-shape-us)

So close!!! I am sad to leave here, but so excited to be there!

So close!!! I am sad to leave here, but so excited to be there!


Day forty-six: stupid broken headphones

My dearest husband,

It was nice to sort of talk to you today. So sorry about the broken headphones, I will remember to bring a couple of extras with me when I head over there. Although, the pretty much charades call we had today really made me laugh!

It was pretty great news about there being possible job prospects while we are there for me. It would be so wonderful to be able to continue to work…

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Day forty-five: and i’m sick

My dearest husband,

It appears it is my turn to get sick before heading out of the country.  I’ve had a sore throat and raging headache. I am going to keep this super short since looking at the computer is making my eyes hurt.

All I have is I love you and miss you and cannot wait to start our new life together.

Your loving wife

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The industry I work on is all about relationships. Having good ones can really help you out. I’ve always made sure to maintain good ones, just by being myself and honest. I just found out my résumé made it into the hands of someone who can help me with some work in Casablanca and that person was impressed and is going to reach out to me in the next week or so.


wow, i just dug through my archive - so i used to workout….like a lot….hmmm need to find a version of that girl again. perhaps after i pack up and move to another country she will re-emerge. i did find the only crossfit gym in all of morocco is in casablanca!


Day forty-four: things i love

My dearest husband,

I have been such an emotional roller coaster these days, but in all of that mess of emotion many things have come to light. I have had a lot of time to do a lot of thinking and as the days have passed I have fallen in love with you even more.

You, despite being so far away, have been so supportive through this entire process. It has been hard to say goodbye to a life that I…

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Not that anyone’s counting…

Not that anyone’s counting…