May 30, 2013

Looking Forward

It has almost been four months since we started this adventure.  Four months ago we were moving to Arizona.  Two months later, we moved to Georgia.  And now we've almost been in Georgia for two months.  CRAZINESS

I think I've said it before, but time does not make sense to me anymore.  I NEVER know what day of the week it is because our schedule is the exact same everyday.  It seems like it was just yesterday we left for Spring Training, but then again it feels like we've been here forever.  

Four months down, means that we have a little over three months until we are home for the offseason (happy dance).  As much as I LOVE being here and we really are enjoying the baseball life, it will be so awesome to get to live in Tupelo for a few months and live a somewhat 'normal' life.  I'm sure as soon as I'm there for a few months I'll be ready to get back to the season, but right now there are so many things that I am looking forward to about the offseason.  That is one of the things I love most about this journey.  We get to live two completely different lives during the year.  I'm sure my list of why I'm excited for the offseason will continue to grow, but as of now here it is:

1.  Church: I sure do miss getting to go to church with my husband.  They play afternoon games on Sundays, which means they have to be at the field pretty early.  Thankfully, I am able to watch podcasts online and Chris goes to Chapel at the field.  It will just be nice to be able to get to go together again!

2.  Family:  With us being super huge family people, it isn't easy not getting to see them as much as we would like.  They are the main reason we bought a house in Tupelo for the offseason.  We want to take advantage of the months we have with them.  They'll probably get sick of us before the offseason is over! Love yall! 

3.  Dinner: It will be so nice to eat with somebody besides just puppy dog eyes begging.  I am learning to be a pro at eating dinner by myself.  I miss being able to cook! I'm sure after a few months of being home I'll be sick of cooking, but right now it sounds amazing.  I love to cook, but I can't really justify cooking (and cleaning up the mess) for just me.  Lean Cuisines are much easier! I've had to quit looking at yummy Pinterest recipes because it makes me miss cooking even more.  I know, I know...rough life.  

4.  Breakfast: This one honestly doesn't make sense to be because I've never been a huge breakfast eater.  I think I just miss having the opportunity to eat breakfast.  Or maybe it is just my morning coffee I miss.  With our schedule, we don't wake up in time for me to justify my morning coffee.  It is really the only time I really like coffee.  I've always been a morning person.  I love mornings, but not going to bed until around 2 makes it impossible for me to get up to enjoy the mornings.  As soon as it is offseason time, this crazy sleeping schedule is changing to something normal.  

5.  Home:  No matter how hard I try, I cannot make this apartment feel like our home.  Maybe its the terrible art on the walls or the fact that the dog crate serves as my bedside table since we only have one.  Or maybe it is the fact that instead of a bedspread we have t-shirt quilts on our bed.  I love decorating houses.  So the inability to do that makes this apartment not as homey as I want it.  No matter how many Bath and Body Works candles or plug ins I use it still has that apartment smell.  It probably is all in my head because I'm weird about homeyness.  But I am definitely looking forward to making our house in Tupelo our home, and getting to eat off our new pretty plates we got as wedding gifts rather than the four Wal Mart plastic plates we have here.  

This list could go on and on forever, but I'll stop here.  I don't want to make it sound like I hate it here.  I seriously am loving it.  I love getting to eat lunch with the boys, and watching them eat after games (I had to learn pretty quick that the my metabolism wasn't going to keep up with them eating at 11:00 after games).  It is a crazy schedule, but I wouldn't want it any other way right now.  I'm sure I'm going to go crazy in the offseason missing this schedule and all of our sweet friends.  But, sometimes it is fun to think about what we will get to do in the offseason that we don't get to now.  That is all I have for now! 



  1. I bet you miss #1 like crazy! Can't wait for y'all to be able to go to church together again. Loving your new look by the way!!

    1. It is by far the hardest part! I definitely won't take going to church together for granted anymore! Thanks! I finally started playing around on blogger and I'm starting to figure it out haha!