Sunday, May 12, 2013

14 Things to do Before Turning 28

So I am a little late to the party with this one, but I really wanted to get on the bandwagon.  The following is a list of the 14 things that I want to do before I turn 28 in August.  I have only three months to accomplish these things so here's to hoping I can make it happen.

  1. Cook more for M. Kramlik, even though I hate it.
  2. Be a better blogger.
  3. Journal more, I used to write in a journal almost every night, but I haven't done this in a long time.
  4. Stay more organized in my craft room.
  5. Lose 15 lbs.
  6. Go on a weekend getaway with M. Kramlik.
  7. Learn to take better pictures.
  8. Plant a flower garden and really take care of it.
  9. Find a wine that I like.
  10. Finish my yellow, cream, and gray ripple afghan.
  11. Scrapbook my pictures from Texas.
  12. Spring cleaning of all the rooms in the house and getting rid of what we don't use.
  13. Make more coffee at home.
  14. Take time each day to tell those around me that matter most that I love them.
There we have it, I am also working on a list of the things that I want to do before I turn 29.  I will post this list once my birthday is over, that way anything on this list that I didn't accomplish I can add to get finished.  As I make progress with this list I will re-post it with the items I finish crossed off.  What sort of things are you looking to accomplish this year?

Thursday, May 09, 2013

27 Things About Me

  1. I have known my Husband, M. Kramlik, since I was 15 and he was 16.
  2. I hate blue ink pens, ever since they made it mandatory for us to use it at work, I can't stand having to use it at home.
  3. I am a pen and notebook addict.  I have so many of both, and if I think that a notebook is really pretty I won't use it.
  4. I never finished college, some days I regret this, other days not so much.
  5. One day I am going to move to Hungary.
  6. I have one younger brother, who even though we can argue a lot, I am very protective of him.
  7. My dad was the one that introduced me to M. Kramlik.
  8. I have a soft spot for little dogs, I just love them.
  9. I hate the dentist. Don't most of us though?
  10. I love the idea of having a flower garden, but not the idea of having to take care of it.  (This is one of my goals, which I will post soon too.)
  11. I love thunderstorms, just not when they are really windy.
  12. I love Starbucks.
  13. I love traveling.
  14. I love freshly washed sheets.
  15. My mother-in-law gave me a ring that her Grandma gave to her when she finished school, it is 37 years old.
  16. I hate jet-lag, but honestly who doesn't?
  17. I love looking at paint colors and dreaming about how they would transform my house.
  18. M. Kramlik and I bought our house first house when we were 26 & 27.  This is something I am really proud of.
  19. I am an avid reader.  I am always reading something.
  20. I have had glasses since the fourth grade, and only this year did I find glasses that I really like and look really nice on me.
  21. I can speak a very little amount of Hungarian, but I know about 200 words.
  22. I love to crochet, I am just like a little old lady.  Put me in a rocking chair with a hook and yarn and I am set.
  23. I have way to much yarn, but I can't stop buying it.
  24. My favorite food is lasagna.
  25. I have been to several European airports, London, Paris, Milan, Manchester, Helsinki, Zurich, and Amsterdam.
  26. M.Kramlik and I are serious road trippers.
  27. I just got my very first brand new car, a 2012 Nissan Versa, and I love it.

A Trip Down Memory Lane & Other Ramblings

I don't know why but everytime we come to Hungary, I am always reminded of the first time that I met Mate.  The other night at the pub we asked his Dad if knew how long that we have been together.  He said that he didn't know but knew that when I first came to the pub that my hair was in braids.  I thought that was so cute that this is what he remembered.  I also remember that I was wearing a purple and green striped sweater, not one of my cutest moments that is for sure, so I have no idea what Mate saw in me that night.  But, here we are twelve years later.
I am sitting here in Mate's room, that I am sure has had only one change to it, and that was wood paneling added to the walls.  I am surrounded by pictures that remind me our years together.  Our lives are constantly changing but this room always stays the same.  It is a comfort not only to me when I am here, but I think also a comfort to his family when we are not.  Mate's Mama (Grandma) said yesterday that she wished that time would just stand still and I couldn't agree with her more.  Time always seems to go by so quickly when we are here and it always seems to take forever for our next trip here to arrive.
I am always anxious when we leave, about leaving all of my family but the last several trips, as soon as we get on the airplane all of that goes away.  It make me think more seriously about moving here.  We were at a birthday party last weekend, and a bunch of our friends were singing Hungarian Folk Songs, Mate asked me if I knew any from home.  I told him no, then I had to think do we even have any?  I couldn't come up with one.  Then this got me thinking about our child(ren), I want them to grow up with a great understanding of the Hungarian heritage and culture because it is so important.  Not only to me, but I know to Mate as well.
I think as time passes we will think more seriously about moving here and being with Mate's family for awhile.