Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Green thumb? Yeah right.

Well, there isn't a whole lot going down with the Johnsons this week...

Clay is still making the 2 hour trek to Atlanta for work every day.  He loves his job which is a blessing and somehow makes up for the 4 hours he spends in the car.  He even got to shoot skeet all day on Friday!   

Last Saturday was gorgeous so we spent the day outside doing yard work...Clay mowed, I picked weeds in the flower beds by the pool.  Being the avid "worker-outer" that I am, my hamstrings were so sore Sunday morning from bending over and picking weeds all afternoon.  Sad, huh?  I prefer mowing...I'll save the weeds for Clay next time.  We went to Lowe's and I bought some seeds and a rose bush...we'll see how that works out once it gets warm and stays warm enough to plant them.  I have a 'whatever the opposite of green is' thumb.  I think I've killed every plant I've ever tried to take care of.  I even killed a whole line of bushes once.  I thought I was just cutting some vines off of them.  Obviously I cut a little more than I was supposed to.  Oops!  Luckily it wasn't here...I'm staying away from our bushes.  No pruning for me.  I'll save that for Clay too- weeds and pruning.  I need all the women in my family to come down all at once and teach me how to garden because I have no clue what I'm doing. 

Ahh!  How could I forget to blog about this??

Coley & I dream of becoming famous singers, so we figured the best way for us to begin our careers and achieve super-stardom would be to write a song.  We're serious, by the way.  The idea for our song came from the conversation we were having about the new furniture Clay & I just bought.  I was telling her how rustic it looked and that even Clay's mounted deer head would look good on the wall.  Yeah, I was as shocked as you are right now that I actually said that.  So was Coley.  Her response was the inspiration for our song.  "What has that boy done to you?"  Yep, we're going to write a song about a city girl trading in her high heels for 'Muck' boots.  Some of the topics that will be covered in the song are bassmasters, fishing, deer stands, and bird dogs.  It should be a hit.  We'll keep you updated on the progress.  I know the anticipation is killing you already...don't worry.  We're going to get started on it this weekend.  :o) 

Thursday, March 10, 2011


So you know the Grey's episode where the conversation consists of "seriously?" back and forth?  That was my conversation with Clay the night we found out he had a job offer.  It doesn't sound that bad, except for it was 2 days after we closed on our house in Pickens and the job was in Atlanta.  2 days.  Perfect timing...just perfect.

We knew all along there was a potential job offer that may come available in the future.  Little did we know, it was going to be sooner rather than later.  We were just so excited about owning our own home that we let it overshadow the fact that maybe we should wait and see what happens with this job.  It may seem like we had a really tough decision to make, but we didn't.  The job came with a 50% pay raise and is one step away from the job he ultimately wants.  In this economy, you can't exactly tell someone no when they come to you.  It wasn't hard for me to tell him he should take the job, regardless if I knew I would only see him an hour in the evenings before he had to go to bed every day, or not at all if he chose to get a place in Atlanta.  I just knew that the job was exactly what he wanted and that he would be happy there.  If he's happy, I'm happy, no matter how far away he is.

Distance seems to be a recurring theme throughout our relationship.  At first, he was at Clemson, I was at PC.  Next, I was in Mauldin, SC and he was in Fayetteville, NC.  Then, I was in Greenville and he was in Columbus, Ga.  When we got married, he immediately got a job offer with a company out of Piedmont, and even though it wasn't what he wanted and the pay wasn't great, we jumped at the chance to actually live with each other and not 4 hours away.  Now it seems as if he is going to have to find a place in Atlanta.  We thought he might could deal with the 5 hours of driving every day, but it's just too exhausting.  So once again, we are probably going to be apart...which I don't wish on ANY couple.  I do believe that distance makes the heart grow fonder and that everything will be the way it should be, eventually.  Maybe we should have added "no matter how far" to our vows...

All I know is I love this man and would do anything and go anywhere for him.