Monday, October 13, 2014

Musical Monday



A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young by Eric Church 

Here's my attempt to get back on the blog bandwagon....

I have a lot I could write. A lot I need to write just for my own sanity. And maybe one day, I will. For now, I'm joining my Yankee Bestie, Mandie @ badbrewpack for Musical Monday.

I just heard this song tonight for the very first time & it immediately spoke to me. It's about a certain person that's not really been too prominent in my life here lately. Tonight there was a phone conversation between the two of us & well for some reason,  this song just seems fitting. Maybe it won't feel that way tomorrow but for just this moment, it does.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thank You

Thank you for showing me a city I never had visited.

Thank you for showing me a city you probably want to run from and I want to run to. You see it as a place where you've always been and I see it as a place that brings me peace.

Thank you for showing me places were you hold memories. And for telling me stories of these places. I listened to each and every single one.

Thank you for showing me it's okay to love again. Even though I was so terrified, and maybe still am.

Thank you for showing me it's okay to open my heart to a complete stranger. To a person that I thought I'd have dinner with and never see again.

Thank you for giving me the longest first date I've quite possibly ever been on. And for probably one of the best first kisses I've ever had.

Thank you for making me step out on a ledge and out of my comfort zone even though I didn't want to, and even though you probably had no clue.

Thank you for holding me in your arms, those arms made me feel so safe. They made the world feel like it wasn't spinning around me even for a few moments.

Thank you for loving me when I wasn't very easy to love.

Thank you for listening when I would ramble.

Thank you for wiping my tears from my eyes and telling me I am too pretty to cry.

Thank you for making me dig so deep within myself to reveal things about me that I had no clue.

Thank you for making me realize we all make mistakes and sometimes we aren't our best selves. Thank you for making me want to be a better person and to keep trying.

And most of all.....thank you for letting me have the opportunity to read this to you.

And for realizing there is positive in every negative situation if you just dig deep enough.

Thank you for making me realize why we even began.....

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Letters - 06.18.14



Dear D: Your face last night as you were opening your birthday presents was priceless. I loved seeing such pure joy on your face. Thank you for reminding me why it's completely worth it to put so much thought into gifts.  Dear Co-Worker: Thank you for my sausage biscuit & diet Mtn. Dew that you bring me every Wednesday. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Dear Boss: Yesterday you asked me if I was going to Hawaii since I was wearing a maxi dress. Thank you for reminding me sometimes it's fun to switch my wardrobe up! This morning you said I should've worn it today as I would've knocked the "Guy's socks off". Thank you for making me feel pretty! Dear D: Last night I learned that you will fight someone over your Mom's oatmeal cookies. I love learning new things about you! You fed your cows last night and I was the gate lady. Thank you for letting me be your sidekick for a little while. 


Monday, June 16, 2014

Letters - 06.16.14




Dear D: Today is your birthday! Happy Birthday! I can't wait to see you later and celebrate with you! Also, to see your face when you open your gifts! I love you to the moon & back! Dear Self Control: You just turned down McDonald's to eat your healthy...tasteless....lunch. Go you! Dear Fault in Our Stars: You are quite possibly the best book I've read in a long time! Thank you for the countless reminders throughout your reading to be thankful for each day. Dear D: I've loved learning new things about you this past week. You like pickles & jalapenos on your salad....that's a new concoction for me! Also, thank you for letting me rock out in your truck as we were driving down the road the other day. Your flashlight really does make a great microphone! 


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Daily Letter's



Dear D: The other night I learned that the center of your forehead is the hardest part of your body. Apparently if you get hit dead square in the head, you can break someone's hand? Thank you for teaching me to duck if I ever have a punch headed my way! Dear Gym: My nightly date with you this past week has been amazing. Thank you for making me sweat places I didn't know existed and blowing off much needed steam. I appreciate you, even though I'm pretty sure I can't walk this morning. Dear Self: Learning to open up and not hold everything in has done amazing things for my mental well being this week. Thank you for helping me push my stubbornness aside.  Dear D: Our really long talk on Monday night was probably my favorite conversation with you, yet! Thank you for encouraging me to always just be myself. I adore you! 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Letter's



Dear D: Thank you for your hard work ethic and always striving for more. I know that sometimes I get frustrated and upset that you don't take care of yourself and slow down to smell the "roses", but please know I appreciate it. Dear Early Morning Drive: Thank you. I needed you this morning. Watching the sunrise in my rearview mirror with Civil Wars on the radio,  was the perfect medicine. Dear Grouchy Self: I've not been a fan of you lately. I'm not sure what has brought you on, but please go away. However, thank you for making me dig deep to find the beauty that surrounds me. Maybe that's why you're here, to make me appreciate more. Dear D: Thank you for always greeting me with a hug & a kiss. You're excitement to see me, always warms my heart. Your gestures never go unnoticed.

Love, 
Ashley 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

No Diet Day? Count me in!

Thank goodness I don't have a refrigerator at work crammed full of junk food, because today would have been one of those days that it would have ended up being EMPTY! I blame it on that ol' lovely visit from "Aunt Flo". C'mon ladies you know what I'm talking about. If you don't, please just humor me! 
All I could set my mind on today was chocolate, junk food & soda. And hello, I rarely even drink soda! I refrained all day. 

Oh, you know...Greek Yogurt for breakfast
Healthy Choice Steamer for Lunch
And a handful of peanuts for a snack. 
And a shit ton of water. 

They say water helps curb your appetite. Today that theory was right out the damn window! My body wasn't hearing it! 

So after all that great eating for the day....what do I do? Well, of course what any other raging hormonal girl does. I head to the local mexican joint for a margarita & mexican food! 


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Hey, does it count that it's National No Diet Day? 

That's my story & I'm sticking to it!