Have you been asking yourself that question: Where is Ashley? No? Ok then... *awkward*
Anyways, there is a really super good explanation for why I've been MIA. Actually, there are a lot of really good explanations, but I won't bore you with all the details. Wait a minute... yeah, I probably will. Here's a snippet of what's been going on in my life (that has made it SO hard for me to post):
The bathroom isn't finished: Not that this really has anything to do with blog posts, but it is taking up a lot of time. The good news is that the tub, toilet, flooring, and painting are all finished. All that's left to do now is paint and put up the trim and doors. Easy Peasy.... right? Oh- and a BIG thank you to Josh's mom, Adeline, for her help with painting! We would be WAY behind if it wasn't for her help.
Oh, yeah, and I moved in with Josh last week. As in, I NOW LIVE WITH A BOY! Kind of strange to think about, but it feels pretty natural. I moved all of my stuff to his garage last week, hence why I couldn't post at all. I was exhausted from moving everything pretty much with no help from anyone except Josh when he got out of work. Not Fun.
The semester is winding down, actually, it's more like ramping up at the end. I've got no less than 40 pages to write by April 22nd for various papers and projects. I would list them all but 1) that's boring to you, and 2) it gives me a panic attack when I think about all I have to do. I'm getting a little sweaty just typing about it. Ahhhhh!!
Josh's birthday was Saturday and we had a little get-together at his (our?) house. It was pretty fun. We just grilled some food, drank, played a round of beer pong (which Josh and I LOST by only ONE cup!!), and hung out in the Man Cave after watching a devastating MSU loss. : ( I hit some major sales and got Josh some new clothes for his birthday, which included a pair of American Eagle jeans. This may seem minor, but for a guy who only will wear Levi's 527 dark wash low rise bootcut jeans (and owns no less than 6 pairs of the same identical jeans), getting him into a different pair was a small victory. Plus, they were on sale for about $25, so WIN!
We had a great Easter. Ya know, your typical head to grandma's house, deliver a baby calf, eat lunch, play dominoes... What? You didn't deliver a baby calf this Easter? Well, honestly, I didn't either, but Josh did. We took a walk around the farm only to discover that a cow had started giving birth. So, while I was all giddy with excitement, Josh went and got his dad, changed his shirt (not his pants, mind you, because naturally, delivering a calf while wearing brand spankin' new birthday jeans is completely normal), and helped the cow give birth. It's been probably a good 18 years since I watched a cow give birth. It's kind of gross but still really cool.
Oh, and on a side note: The Easter Bunny left an assortment of Ferrero candy in my basket (along with Almond Joy eggs. YUM!) which included the traditional Rocher along with some Rondnoir (all chocolate) and Garden (coconut and white chocolate). The Garden variety is so yummy! It was the first time I've tried it and, unfortunately for my waistline, I loved them. I encourage you to try one - so delicious!
So, I hope you can understand my lack of posting over the last two weeks. My internet availabiltyis sporadic at best, and coupled with the bathroom project and the end of the semester, I just haven't had time to blog. But I promise bathroom before and after pictures are forthcoming, along with some pictures of Diesel (because it's just been way too long since I've posted pictures of him!), and hopefully some more frequest posting.