Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Five 8/30

To be honest, I didn't even know it was Friday. I guess I am in vacation mode. This week has been great, but we actually haven't done a lot. We have been running errands, shopping, hanging out with friends, and spending time with each other. Jake and I have actually spent a lot of time doing nothing. We have slept in, laid in bed, and watched netflix. Jake never gets to sleep in or lay around all day, so he has enjoyed having a break. I have even been slacking on bikram yoga, unfortunately. But we have been enjoying our time together. Even though we didn't do anything too exciting, I have been able to cross lots of things off of my to-do list, which makes for a successful week in my book. Time before our move is running out, but I feel like we will be prepared as we can be. 

Sorry for my lack of pictures, but as I said, we didn't do much this week that required picture documentation.

ONE I did lay out some this week. Like I needed any sun. but I like the relaxation. I feel like a lizard, sometimes, since I like to warm myself in the sun. I've decided my dog might like to lay our more than me. She even likes to lay on lounge chairs. You think she wouldn't like it, since she has so much fur. Sometimes I have to make her come inside, sometimes after hours of laying out in the sun. Is this normal doggie behavior? 

TWO I haven't been very good at eating clean this week. I am all about enjoying food and having a "cheat" day here and there, but I have had a whole cheat week. I found this recipe for Grilled Zucchini Nachos for Two Peas and Their Pod and I can't wait to try it! You can't go wrong with nachos, so I was so excited to find a healthier option. And let's be honest, if there is avocado in the recipe, I am on board. 

THREE We are learning more about how everything will work once we arrive to Okinawa. We have a place to stay when we arrive and we will soon have a mailbox. We have a sponsor over there who is helping us prepare and will help us get settled on the island. We were informed that housing on base is 100% full. While there are many advantages to living on base, I have kind of wanted to live off base to get the whole experience. I have started to look into places to live off base and I think I can handle it.

These particular places are a bit over our budget, but I have still found some great options. I know it is going to be a huge adjustment, especially now since we will most likely be living in the Japanese population instead of in the on base American population, but I am still beyond excited! The house hunting journey will be extensive and stressful I am sure, but I am so ready to get settled in!

FOUR Football season is here!! I love this time of year. We are definitely football people. We tailgate on Saturdays and watch NFL with snacks and cheering at home on Sundays. You will find us cheering for the UK Wildcats and the Dallas Cowboys. It is going to be a challenge watching any of the games in Okinawa, but I am sure Jake will figure it out somehow. Luckily, we will be in town for one UK game. We may even be good this year with the new coach. A girl can dream, right?

FIVE Speaking of UK, I loved this article about the 41 Signs You Went to the University of Kentucky. Some of them are so true it's ridiculous. I was on campus the day before school started to pick something up and I couldn't believe I won't be going back this year. I loved my time at UK and would go back in a heartbeat! 

Who else is excited for football season?? 

Until Next Time,


  1. I love UK! I didnt go to college there but I grew up in Kentucky!
    Stopping by from HF4F linkup!
    Come link up with us today!

    1. I love being a UK fan! Such great community! Thanks for stopping by

  2. A fellow Lexingtonian!!! I found your blog on #H54F and I just got extremely excited... I'm dreaming of a good UK football season, too! That would be incredible. Anyway, I'm definitely following your adventure to Japan.


    1. So nice to meet a fellow Lexingtonian blogger! Hopefully I will be able to keep up with football and basketball this season, but I think it will be hard. I am definitely going to miss being in Lexington, but I know Japan will be an amazing adventure!

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