Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday Musings

Hello good people of Alli's World! This post will probably be on the short side. I'm pretty busy out living life and gathering up experiences to blog about on a rainy day. Hubs and I celebrated our two year anniversary on May 1. Since we have both gone through really crappy marriages and subsequent divorces before we got together, we kind of make a big our anniversaries. (Funny how that works, sometimes it takes knowing just how much you can lose to appreciate what you have.) Anyhow we are kinda just taking every opportunity this month we can to just be together, doing things together we enjoy.

Clayton (aka Hubs, aka Clayfus) and Me

This past weekend we did a little impromptu road trip. We got up super early Saturday morning and went with my mom, sister and nephew to Columbia, SC to see said nephew's first Martial Arts competition (which he WON!) Of course it stressed me out to watch it--I wanted him to win, but not get hurt, and not hurt the other kid too bad!
Mama and Sister

Blurry but action shot. Waylon (nephew) is in black shirt.

Waylon the Winner

Then hubs and I continued up the road to Charlotte, NC and spent the night and the next day we saw one of my all time favorite authors, Charlaine Harris!! And we got a copy of her brand new book, Deadlocked, signed and personalized! (I'll do a whole post on that once I've read the book, promise!)

Me with my newly signed copy of Deadlocked

But one of the coolest thing I think hubs and I shared this past weeked was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I checked out the audio version from library and we listened to the book in its entirtity during our journey. This is not too unusal for us, we both like to keep an audio book going for our respective commutes to our places of employment. But it was probably the first book we listened to whole book start to finish together like that. I thought it was quite the bonding experience. Not only that but the book is so flipping good, I wish I could explain to you how much I really loved it. (Like 5 star love!)

The Fault in Our Stars is so beautifully written, I was completely captivated and hated when we had to stop for gas or food or the night! The story is mostly about a girl named Hazel and a boy named Gus and they are cancer kids. The book had parts that had hubs and I giggling like crazy. Parts that made me feel the incredible love the characters shared and therefore made me think of and be thankful of the man riding beside me, and parts that had me sobbing while trying drive down I-85. TFiOS is extremely thought provoking and had me thinking about how we would handle being sick or God forbid we had a sick child and how I treat "sick" people. It was such a powerful book I woke up this morning thinking about Hazel and Gus. I'm going to "read" this book again (well actually read it oppose to listen to it).  If I have more thoughts I'll be sure to share them with you.

Y'all know I love me some quotes and TFiOS was just full of quotable quotations but I'll just leave you with one. “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” More adventures planned for tomorrow, later peeps! ( turned out to be a bit longer than I thought... :)


  1. Awesome! Glad you had a nice time. You and Clayfus deserve it.

    1. Thanks Jones! You really do read my blog!! YAY!!! :)

  2. So glad that you and Clayton make your anniversary a priority (and it sounds like you had a great time!). Never stop, no matter how crazy chaotic life may be. Enjoy always!

    1. Thanks Lynn! It is hard because sometimes it seems like we have to schedule "us time" and I sometimes feel guilty. (Which is, in my opinion, both kinda silly and kinda sweet.) I know there is so much going on but I really like spending time w/ my hubs what can I say!