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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Settling In.

Next week, my husband and I will have been married 2 months..and a great 2 months it has been! But I am just NOW starting to feel settled in! I won't lie - for a week or 2- home didn't feel like anywhere. Like, my parent's home felt half-way like home, and our own home felt half-way like home. And I'll admit, that feeling wasn't pleasant. But I came to assume many newly married ( particularly young and family oriented) brides experience this..and that i'd get over it. And get over it I did!
I still adore going to my parents house to visit them and my siblings, but the house (aluminum condo, rather) Ty and I live in has become home.

With our settling in, our puppy has begun to settle in as well. I think we may finally have her house broken (thank GOD!)and she's beginning to come out of her shell (we got her from the pound, and she'd been dropped off with her brother at 8 months old...she was VERY skittish when we got her, she must have been harshly treated). She's so funny and LOVES to chase bugs.
Still open to finding her a home with a yard and children, but if we can't, I think we'll be ok.

Little Miss Avey posin' it up!

Life's good here at the Shirey's. We've had some unexpected bumps: car wrecks, $70 shrimp, and doubled electricity bills...but it's all good. We love our life :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rainy Day.

It's pouring rain here in the good ol' West Monroe, Louisiana. An unexpected shower, as well. It really wasn't even supposed to rain today! But with the rain, I had to leave my poor baby, Avey, in her kennel inside all day. Normally, all the wonderfully knowledgeable animal owners would tell me that she's just gonna have to learn to be ok with that and blah blah blah...but in my opinion, kenneled up is just no way for a dog to live. At least not a dog this big, with a kennel this small.
It wouldn't be an issue, i wouldn't feel bad, if her kennel was big enough for her to stand all the way up in..but it's not. Therefore, she only sleeps in it.
She normally spends the day outside playing and chewing things (EX: my front deck, her leash, the neighborhood kids' toys, etc). So I feel bad today..sitting at work until 4...with her locked up in the tiny kennel all alone all day long.

Wow that was boring.

I apologize. I'm just not even in the mood to blog today..I have so much on my mind, but I just don't feel like typing some really deep sermon today..

I really just want to go back to bed!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Name, New Posts, Same Great..err..Taste?

I've changed my blog name up for hopefully the last time!! Obviously I couldn't stay "Soon to be Shirey" forever...considering now I AM a Shirey! Which is cool..and I'm still getting used to it.

Being a wife..I feel like I was literally reborn or something the day I got married..Like..life is different from what I've previously known for 19 years, and everyday I'm learning something new..like a baby. But I kind of like it... :)

I've been keeping an actual journal to help me get my thoughts out, and to help me track things that I've learned so far.

The first lesson I've learned: Do not call your husband (or anyone for that matter) ignorant to his (their) face. Just don't, no matter how bad you want to, and no matter how ignorant they really are being. It's rude, and just because they're being rude..doesn't mean you have to be. Also, it usually results in the other person being very angry (which may or may not include someone sleeping on the couch). So friends, if you ever get the urge to call someone ignorant...stop..drop...and roll. Not really. But for real, just don't do it. Bite your tongue, and save it for your journal.

I'm sorry, dear :)