4.01.2014

Pink Moscato and Netflix

I dropped MJ off at the airport for his flight to Germany a little over a week ago.  You'd think it was going to be forever.  I got teary before we left, I cried on the way home then I cried when I got home to such a quite and empty house.  There has only been one year that I've known him that he has not traveled somewhere for an extended period of time so I keep thinking that I'm supposed to be really good at this and totally unaffected but I'm not.  I've grown very attached to him and it's just not the same when he's not around.

So what have I been doing since then?

Work doesn't quit.  It's been busy since the day I went back and it's still busy but we have made it through the worst and I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.  

Dreaming of vacation.  It's been 5 months since our last one, I had 3 weeks off in February and yet still I'm ready for more.  We finally booked our airline tickets to Cancun the day MJ left.  Maybe I should have checked out ticket prices before we booked the vacation because it turns out they were a lot more pricey then I thought.  We will have two lay overs there and back to save money and the tickets are still costing us $600 each with tax and everything.   


Hours upon hours of Netflix.  My first conquest was Dance Academy.  It's kind of high school but it was so thoughtfully done that I was able to look past that and fell in love with the characters and the story.  I love a good girl with a dream story especially when that girl wants to be a Ballerina.  I love, loved, loved that show and was deeply and profoundly affected by the last three episodes of Season 2.  I cried through every one.  Thank goodness the running time is only about 24 minutes.  I've never cried that hard and long over TV.  Ever.  And I've done a lot of TV crying.  I'm not sure if anyone else my age has any interest in watching it but I won't spoil it for you just in case.  I went to bed missing MJ and exhausted from over an hour of TV crying then I dusted myself off and finished Season 3 in about 2 days.

Last weekend was Scandal.  We decided that we'd watch the rest of Season 2 on our own so that when he gets back we can start on Season 3 which is piling up in the DVR.  It took me about half a season to warm up to it but I'm really into it now.  I'm waiting for the day when I can say "can I have the room" with conviction and impact just like Fitz.

Drinking wine.  If you like sweet wines and haven't tried the Sutter Home Pink Moscato you should.  It's one of my favorites and very reasonably priced.  I had the whole bottle to myself over last weekend and bought another one while I was out at Target for this weekend.  Or better yet, I'll probably drink it tonight! I like the color and I even like it that it has a screw on lid.  It's way more practical than a cork.

Not exercising.  My doctor cleared me for exercise.  Last week was the 8 week mark and my first consistently pain free week.  I will be getting back to it soon but the truth of the matter is that I really haven't missed it all that much so I'm not rushing it. 

Eating Chicken.  Baked Chicken breast soaked in a bag of marinade mix is my specialty.  My first batch was a lot tastier then I expected so I made it again on Sunday.  It's fast, easy, healthy and it feeds me for 3-4 days. I kid you not, I will probably be making it every Sunday.

Some writing.  Not as much as I should be but I will fix that this month.  I'm so close to the end and I'm having a really hard time deciding if I want the main character to be victorious or crash and burn.  I personally get really bitter when books don't have a happy ending so I'm not sure I want to do that but at the same time; life is not necessarily a fairy tale and maybe it's okay if my book isn't either.  What do you think? 

I FaceTimed my older sister two weekends ago.  It was nice to "see" her again.  I can't believe it's been 8 months since they moved.  Last weekend I got to FaceTime MJ.  We made dinner together and even working with a hotel kitchenette his was still better then mine.  You already know what I made.  He made pork chops with couscous and will probably make something different next time.  I will still be baking chicken.

Virtual Assisting.  When he travels I turn into his virtual assistant/wife.  Last year I had to send him a box of clothing which cost $250 to ship.  A shopping spree would have been cheaper.  Who knew it was that expensive to ship internationally?  I was shocked.  This year it's documents.  I sent one last week and just yesterday I got an e mail request for more with instructions, attachments and everything.  I am happy to be his assistant but he better not ask me to mail anything.  I'm still recovering from the sticker shock of that one. 
I also send him selfies upon request // Happy Birthday to Me?   
Getting older.  Today is my Birthday but it doesn't feel like it.  What is a Birthday supposed to "feel" like at this age anyways?  If there's anything I hate more then rain it's rain on my Birthday.  MJ is gone, there was traffic, I have to work and I can already feel myself slipping into a grumpy mood.  Sweet Birthday messages help but Tuesday is such an unfortunate day for a Birthday.  The silver lining is that it's a short week for us which is why I worked today.  I'm off Friday and I will go out to celebrate with some friends.  Maybe then it will feel like my Birthday. 

27 comments :

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I actually just picked up a bottle of that pink moscato... now I'm even more excited for it :)

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

You look gorgeous in your pic :-) Happy Birthday!!

Lauren said...

Happy birthday! Looks like you have lots of pink moscato and facetiming in your future to celebrate!

Renae said...

Happy Birthday!!

cashanamusings said...

Happy Birthday! My sister is a Moscato drinker so I will be sure to ask if she has tried this one. I am a dry red wine drinker I can't drink the sweet ones. Hope you enjoy day!

Carly said...

Happy birthday lady! Birthday's on week days do seem to lose a bit of their appeal, but I hope you're able to enjoy your day a little bit & hooray for a short week! I'm personally a huge advocate for a happy ending in stories, but you're so right-- that's usually not how life works out.

Nylse Esahc said...

Happy birthday pink sunshine!! don't be grumpy; you're alive, recovering well, and have alot of what people wish for. Enjoy your day and dont drink too much wine.

Ashley R said...

Happy birthday! That wine is so perfect for your personality. :) I wish I could make a bottle last a whole weekend!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

I love moscato so will need to try the Sutter Home!

We are birthday twins!!!

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

Happy happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you're having a wonderfully relaxing day :-)

Faith said...

I feel the same way when Sean is gone ... I just would rather he around so I know what you're saying.

Yay for having a vacation booked. The thing about vacations is that once you're there you don't care about the amount of money you spent.

OMG! Girl, I cried too! I was surprised with how much I enjoyed the series since it was such a young type show but wow, it was really good! I cried a lot, a lot! Scandal is another great show, love it.

I love that wine too, so good!

Happy birthday to you! It never feels like your birthday when you have to work ... so I'm thinking that on Friday you'll feel like it.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday!!! Take some time to treat yo self! One thing I like to do when my husband is out of town is go to a restaurant, sit at the bar, order dinner and wine and read a book on my kindle. It is seriously so relaxing. Also, you need to tell me what you're doing with chicken breast--I've hit a rut with chicken and I have no desire to ever make it or eat it again. It's bad and I need help.

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Happy Birthday!

I love watching stuff on Netflix. Right now I'm watching The Mentalist.

Iammorethanmyjob said...

Happy birthday!

Disa Chantel said...

Happy birthday, Cece!

Law_Fal said...

Happy birthday! Work bdays are usually low key, but I'm sure your Friday will feel more birthday-ish! I love the pink moscato as well! And thank goodness for Netflix and FaceTime!

Nadia Gelin said...

happy Birthday CECE! I just started enjoying Netflix. i am glad you're doing well.

Brittany said...

Happy belated birthday, Cece!!! I hope you had a great day! I love that picture of you so much...you are stunning! That is totally your color.

Can you believe we don't have Netflix? Our TV is usually on one of three channels...Disney Jr., Bravo, or ESPN.

EverythingDK said...

Don't let the main character crash and burn!! I hate when that happens! It doesn't necessarily have to be a happy ending but just complete!

Lauren W said...

Hope you had a Happy Birthday! :)

The Lady Okie said...

Happy birthday (belated)! I hope it was great. My birthday was on HUMP DAY last year. Talk about depressing. I said it was because I was standing on a hump of awesome ;)

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

happy birthday! you need to milk that! I do... IT's my bday in a few weeks and I'm all about the birthday hehe

Jenny said...

Happy belated birthday doll!! Hope you enjoy your weekend!! xoxo

Northern Belle Diaries said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I am also guilty of the TV crying. Haha. Hope you get to see MJ soon!!

Pegster said...

I love Cancun, you are so going to enjoy it. It's always nice to have a vacation planned.

Janna Renee said...

You should have ordered stuff through Amazon! You can send it for normal shipping rates or free if you have PRIME (I think). I would have had a heart attack with $250 shipping.

K8tlyn28 said...

Hey girly, I love me some pink moscato too...(I have 3 bottles in the fridge leftover from this weekend) lol. A vacation sounds so nice! I too am a wanna be world traveler and I'd so just about anything to take a long nice trip. Check out my new blog, http://the--green--queen.blogspot.com

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