Wednesday, February 28, 2007

check it out!

I was very excited to see that one of the articles I wrote for was published. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

and that's LUBBOCK for you

Today, we awoke to the hissing sound of violent wind. Upon looking outside, we soon found not only violent wind, but a pink sky. We wanted to go to a coffee shop for a bit this morning. Just leaving the house was an gotta make sure there is absolutely nothing on your lips that dirt will stick to then you gotta put on your shades (event though it isn't sunny outside) because you do, in fact, run the risk of something flying into your eye at 40 mph...who would want that to be the reason they went blind. Then you gotta get out the door and run really fast to get into your car. Now this can sometimes be challenging because the gale-force winds can make it very difficult for one to get the door to the house locked and then the car door opened without something going terribly your car door flying off. One must keep their head about them, staying focused during all aspects of the procedure. If all goes well, you can reach your car with minimal dirt caked to your lips or in yours eyes and nose, your car door still attached to the car, and still resembling what you looked liked when you last looked in the mirror.

By the way, we made it to the coffee shop and had an enjoyable time listening to some great live jazz. If you ever come visit us, we will take you to our coffee shop...and hopefully you will not have to experience a Lubbock dust storm.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hello World!

Ahem... SO... You may be asking yourself, "Self, I wonder why the Maney's blog says 'Paul and Sarah' when Sarah is the only one that posts"? Well wonder no longer. He I am world.

Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of blogging, and I've had plenty of subjects over the past several weeks that I thought about posting on, but you know how it is, it just didnt happen. So as the weeks rolled by and the comments in jest about me be being a dead-beat blogger husband began to pile up, the pressure only mounted. I thought long and hard about my first post. It had to be good. Funny, insightful, unique. But then the more I though about it, the more I realized if the first post made the heavens part and the angels sing, I'd have nowhere to go but down. So I decided to set the bar low. It's like I always say, if you set the bar low enough you're bound to trip over it sooner or later ;) Are you ready? Brace yourself. I recommend sitting down. Here it is:

I went and bought some blank DVD's today to back up all of our digital pictures. I have to admit, I've never burned a DVD before and in a weird way I'm kind of excited about it. Will it work? How long will it take to burn a whole DVD of pictures? Is it just like burning a CD? Ack!!! The suspense, the excitement! I'll let you know.

By the way, official congratulations to: Holly (your review), Seth& Kristen (your post/assignment), and Ludlows (becoming parents, & Charissa on becoming an author)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Day of LOVE

Happy Valentine's Day!
Paul and I decided not to give each other presents this year - for a few reasons:
1. we FINALLY had our engagement photo professionally framed (it is ready today and we are about to go pick it up...maybe a post later), and that wasn't cheap.
2. You can buy the same chocolates, balloons, and flowers for a fraction of the price on February 13 and 15. Don't get me wrong - I really enjoy getting flowers. But, now that it comes from the same bank account, I don't need them on Valentine's Day
3. We would honestly rather spend the money we would have spent on gifts doing something fun together.

I think it is important to celebrate those that we love and care deeply about. So, you may be thinking, "How do Paul and Sarah do that?". Well, I got up extra early to make pancakes for breakfast. We had lunch together. It has been snowing all day, therefore, we think we are going to order in some of our favorite food (and I do mean some...from several different places) and probably get some coffee. We got engaged on Valentine's day, so we like to return to the place of our engagement - Sugar Brown's Coffee. It would be fun to drink some good wine with dinner, but I don't think we want to drive out to get it...we live in a dry county.

Here's to Valentine's Day. I hope you have all been celebrated today.

Monday, February 5, 2007

sweet husband

I just want to take a moment and let everyone know that I have the best husband ever. I have been feeling pretty under the weather. Tonight for dinner, Paul went and got a really good sandwich for me from one of our favorite eateries - all because that is what sounded good to me. When he got home, he had 3 red gerber daisies with him. I love gerber daisies! And I love Paul.