Friday, December 27, 2013

This Year

A bad habit I'm going to break:
Not making time for Me. Is that a bad habit? It's something I'm definitely guilty of.

A new skill I'd like to learn:
Archery! I bought a bow this year, but have never shot one. I've always wanted to learn, so this upcoming year is the YEAR! Even better an Indoor Archery place just opened not far from my house, and they are offering lessons. Even better it's owned by women. BAD ASS!


A person I hope to be more like:
I'll call him FF. He is such an amazing positive influence on me, and on my life. He brings me back to reality, and sees life with glasses different than mine sometimes. He reminds me to be my own unique individual, no matter what others think. Definitely what I need to remember right now, in my life. 

A good deed I'm going to do:
Pay for some body's meal behind me in line, or something to that affect.
I have always wanted to do that but just never have.
(I'm stealing Marci's answer on this one, because I, too, have always wanted to do this)! 

A place I'd like to visit:
Any place I've yet to be, so far. I'll say Baltimore, Maryland! It's been 10 years worth of hoping it's going to happen!

A book I'd like to read:
Oh, man! That's an endless list, always!
Do you have any good book suggestions? I'm always up for them! 

A letter I'm going to write:
I can't think of one, at the moment. I'll have to ponder this one! I like this thought, though. 

A new food I'd like to try:
Buffalo. Is that weird?

I'm going to do better at:
Doing the things that I love, and paying no mind to those that don't accept and agree. This life is MINE, not theirs :).


*I "stole" this from Marcy at "The Mustache Diaries". Go check her out, she's a lot of fun! 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Brave

The other day a friend of mine told me I needed to check out a video on YouTube. He must have known that I needed a "pick me up." Well, it is now one of my favorite videos of all time. If you need a source of inspiration, a belief in human beings, and the resilience of children, then watch this. You will cry, you will laugh, but more than anything you will be inspired. 


As a past cancer survivor, and childhood cancer survivor at that, this video really touched me. I could relate. My nurses were amazing. There were times we would take the BIG syringes and fill them with water to have water fights. There were specimen cups filled with apple juice, to freak intern nurses out when we drank them. There were afternoons where my hospital bed was covered in "GAK", do you remember that stuff? As well as my expensive leg brace, because well it was the first day that I had felt like lifting my head off the pillow in weeks. 

These nurses are amazing, and truly a gift from God. 

Christmas Week 2013

Christmas is over, and it seems all that craziness that leads up to it,  and it's over in a blink of an eye! I'm thankful though! I'm ready for the NEW YEAR, please tell me I'm not the only one!?

It's been a crazy week, and the weekend is not going to be any better.

Christmas was really good though, a peaceful day. A relaxing day. And a day spent with family and those that I love. Can you really ask for anything more than that? After a year of turmoil, I wasn't sure how Christmas was going to turn out, but am thankful it turned out the way it did.

Last Saturday night I went out with a couple friends to a bar, to listen to a band, eat some food and have a couple drinks. Well, it turns out that they were having an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest too, and boy oh boy were these people creative! The guy below won though, obviously. How can you beat that!?


Add in a tornado coming through, power going out at 11:30, and a bar full of drunk people and you suddenly have an interesting night!

Sunday I baked cookies with my best friend and her two little boys, I'm not sure who had more frosting and sugar on them. The cookies or us?

There was some time to catch up with an old friend as well, which was MUCH needed. Driving around, talking, listening to some music and just being US.

Christmas morning was spent with this rascal, and of course my Momma. She couldn't wait to open her stocking, obviously!


The rest of the day was spent with family, eating and sharing laughter.

Christmas 2013 is in the books, now let's bring on the NEW YEAR!! 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

This or That - Holiday Edition



This or That Link Up

I'm linking up for the first time, and it being the last one of the year, for This & That! Join in on the fun!



1. Halloween or Thanksgiving? 
I'm going to say Thanksgiving. I love all the tasty food, and watching Football all day! Perfect! 

2. Christmas or your birthday? 
Christmas definitely! I love shopping for the gifts (most of the time), and seeing the person's reaction when they open the gift up! 

3. Visiting relatives or having relatives visit? 
I would love to be able to spend the Holidays with my relatives, but this doesn't happen because everyone is out of state. So having them visit, or going to visit, either one! 

4. Valentine’s Day or St. Patty’s Day? 
Valentine's Day is another day, and so commercialized! I'll go with St. Patty's day, there's GREEN beer! How could you go wrong!?

5. Black Friday or Cyber Monday? 
Cyber Monday, hands down. I REFUSE to fight the insanity of the crowds on Black Friday. There is NOTHING I need/want that bad to get trampled and lose my patience! 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Saturday Morning Rambles

It’s a Saturday morning, and I’m not working! I’m not quite sure what to do with myself. And I’m off until January 2nd, I really don’t know what to do with all of this free time. After working 6 days a week for the past few months, to be able to sleep in, sip coffee slowly and not chugging it as I drive down the road, the ability to cook breakfast and not eating in the car on the go, is welcomed.

I slept in til 8:30 this morning, and am currently on my 2nd cup of coffee. I have the music playing in the background, while my puppy is whining because she thinks she needs to be outside chasing the neighbor cats.

I have some Christmas shopping to finish today, but I think I’ll just put it off one more day. Well, crap I can’t finish it tomorrow either. Okay, Monday it is. Yes, I guess I’ll be one of those crazy, frazzled shoppers out there at the last minute. I just need to pick up my Mom something else, but I’m not sure what.

Tonight I’m going to have a night out, and I couldn’t be more excited! I haven’t had a night out in forever. I’m headed to a bar to listen to see an old friend that I haven’t seen in a year, play in his band. They started up the band right before I moved to Oklahoma, and since I’ve been back i’ve been unable to go listen. I’m excited to listen to some good tunes, have a couple drinks, and laugh with friends. Lord knows my soul needs it!

For now I think I’ll be lazy just a bit longer, before getting up and getting my ass in the shower and getting this day started. These pjs are too comfy to change out of at the moment.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Content Sunday

I woke up at noon today, NOON! I haven’t done that in…well, a long ass time. Me and my puppy passed out, she was snoring and well I was snoozing right along with her. The house was quiet, I was cozy under my blankets and I didn't want to get up.

I stumbled into the kitchen and found a cup of coffee on the stove, while the damn coffee pot was EMPTY. Damn it, i thought. I’ll heat up this cup, while a new pot is brewing. The microwave beeped, and I couldn't wait to taste the very first sip of the coffee. Ouch! Shit! Coffee went spewing everywhere, and I officially couldn't feel my tongue. Note to self: It just came out of the microwave. P.S. My tongue still hurts from that damn coffee!

A little breakfast of scrambled eggs and two pieces of toast slathered with pumpkin butter, and the Sex & The City Movie made my morning pretty alright. The rest of the day wasn't much more eventful.

Paid some bills, caught up on some of my TV shows on Hulu, and cooked dinner. Skyped with a friend and discovered some new music.

Not an exciting Sunday, but a content one. And that is something I’m thankful for after months of turmoil.

Currently

It's been a long time since I've blogged. So, for those of you that are still around, Hello! I found this little "prompt" and thought I'd give it a whirl. It's good to be back!

Listening: To my puppy snore and Grey's Anatomy playing on the laptop 

Eating: Nothing. However, I did just eat Baked Spaghetti. Yum! 

Drinking: Fruit Punch. I know how to live it up. 

Wearing: Black yoga pants and a t - shirt I got in Estes Park, CO last year. 

Feeling: quiet. 

Weather: Cold! 

Wanting: To see someone. And to have closure.

Needing: A goodnight's sleep. 

Thinking: About how much I need to do in the next 2 weeks. 

Enjoying: Catching up on my tv shows at the moment. And a quiet Sunday. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

30 Days

I'm not sure that I want to post this out here for everyone to know, but then that would mean I'm refusing to admit that I too, have problems. There's no relationship that's perfect, and ours is no exception. I stumbled upon this on Pinterest, and yes I know we're not married but I see where SO much good could come out of this. So, maybe if I post it on here then i'll hold myself accountable for completing the entire 30 days.

With that being said....



Day One:  Ask what I can help you with today?

He didn't respond to me, and he didn't answer. However, I asked. And that's step one, right? I have to keep reminding myself that he's used to doing this alone. And to have help, is something foreign and new to him.



Saturday, July 13, 2013

(Late Post) 4th of July


I've heard BIG things about 4th of July here in Oklahoma. It's a celebration, and well, I have to say I was a bit excited to see it for my own two eyes.

Ya ever heard of a Ranch Rodeo? Well that's where Joey & I were headed, with a trailer of horses, a cooler tied on the back of the truck with beer (Keystone for him & Leinenkugel (sp?) for me), a camera with a full charge and Chris Ledoux in the CD player.

We pulled into this tiny little town and there were people everywhere. They were catering free BBQ, had a street dance, parade & of course they were ending the evening with a rodeo & fireworks.

A ranch rodeo consist of a 4 man team competing in various events that are timed. Obviously the teams that complete the most events with the quickest overall time, wins. (Ya know just a brief description.)

The opening ceremony was heart wrenching. It was dedicated to a young cowboy whose life was ended way too early. They played George Strait's "The Cowboy Rides Away" song, while leading his horse around the arena with his cowboy boots draped over the saddle. I don't believe that there was a dry eye in the house. What a tribute.

And then it was Rodeo Time....

My love 2nd to the left. :). They are waiting for the flat to drop to compete in their 1st event.




Roping Cattle for the "Sorting".



Joey chasing down the calf. I'm pretty sure i was screaming "Go, Baby, Go!) right about this time.


Wild Cow Milking. This was a hoot! And that's Joey holding the cows head. 

All in all the Ranch Rodeo was a fun night! They didn't win, but came close! Afterwards there was a couple beers drink and of course sitting under the summer evening sky watching the fireworks. Our 1st 4th of July spent together! 



Thankful

Lately I'm thankful for... 


  • Porch sitting with new friends that stop by just to say hello. 
  • A Free Drink from Starbucks courteous of Starbucks Rewards, on a hot summer day. 
  • Sweet kisses from my adorable puppy 
  • The sounds of thunder and the brief raindrops that fell the other evening. 
  • The ability to pick fresh peaches from our peach tree on a summer evening. 
  • For time spent alone watching "girl movies" and eating comfort food. 
  • And for living here.... 

A reminder to myself to be thankful for the small things.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Just Enough

Sometimes I get wrapped up in the crazy commotion of life, that I forget that the smallest things really are.....Just Enough.


  • This sweet face. I rescued her and well I'm absolutely smitten. Even through the potty training hell in the house, trash strewn everywhere, and waking me up at 4:30 in the morning. Those puppy kisses & love make it all worthwhile. 

  • The crazy things that this man will do to make me smile. And how he really is a big kid at heart. (He was posing as a roping decoy.)                                
  • That even horses can do a "photo bomb". And well, that can give you a good laugh!
                                                                                                
  • And God really does provide us with what we need, at that perfect moment. Mine was this incredible sunset the other night. 

    Just Enough....

Thursday, May 30, 2013

If I Didn't Have You

You pay attention. I asked you what my favorite song was last night, and it took you a minute. And then you spouted off the words to “Our” song, by Thompson Square. If I didn't have you.


I smiled, and said you remembered. And you smiled this BIG smile. You uttered the words, I listen when you speak. Even though you don’t think I’m paying attention.

Those moments remind me exactly why I’m here with you. It truly is the small things.

In the Blink of an Eye

I hadn't seen him for a month. A long, enduring & painful month away from the man that I love. There were bumps,  there are bumps, and that's okay. We will get over them. One by one.

Sometimes we focus too much on the negatives in our lives, instead of looking at the positives that are facing us square in the eye. I heard a quote the other day that said, "It's easier to believe the bad than the good." Oh, how true this is. And yet, how incredibly sad that society has made us this way.

On May 20th, a devastating tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma. A mere 50 miles from where we live. We were lucky, so very lucky. The man upstairs was watching over us, and I am forever grateful. For those individuals that weren't so lucky, I ask you to pray. To help if you're able. To be thankful for what you have, because you really have no control on how quickly it can all disappear.

That day I was home alone. Joey was gone to a cattle sale, and I had stayed at home to get caught up on things here. The weather was breezy & sunny, with some clouds rolling in. A text message from a good friend asking if I was okay, made me turn on the news. And then my phone began to ring, it was Joey. His words & what I was watching on the news hit me at once, a tornado was headed our way. Joey's words still are clear in my head "Get underground & grab Ike." I'm not really sure what took over me that day, but I stayed calm, gathered the dog, a mountain dew (random, yes I know), and my cell phone and we headed to the storm cellar. Once I shut the cellar door, I was using my cell phone for light as there was no electricity down there. I sat down on the ground and started praying. I wasn't sure what to expect. As I heard the wind picking up, and hail beating on the cellar door, and the loud roars and claps of thunder, I was shaking with nerves. My fingers couldn't text fast enough to Joey, trying to keep up with him and where he was. I remember telling him to stay put. To not head my way. Until it was over. 30 minutes later I was informed he was about 25 minutes away from me, and had driven halfway to try and get home to me. He was calling his best friend trying to check on me, as I was texting his best friends wife. His best friends words were he's worried sick about you. And he's trying to get home to you. In that moment I knew he cared. The toughness that had been over him for the past month, and the shell he had been hiding in was no longer. If only for a minute. In those moments, everything that I hadn't said to him I wanted to say. I wanted to give him a hug & a kiss, and just hold on. I've never been more terrified that I was going to lose someone I loved so much.

When I told him I was scared, and he replied that he was too. When I told him I wished he was there with me, and he said he wished he was too. Him constantly calling to check on me, and driving through the storm to get to me even though I was pleading for him to stay put. It's why I love this man so much. And, well, so thankful that all of us are okay.




Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Courage & Happiness

I've been in Oklahoma 5 weeks, now. That's so hard to believe. Some days it seems like forever, and other days it seems just like yesterday that I left my home state of Kentucky.

Some days I wonder if I'm living a dream, and other days I wonder what the hell I'm doing. That all comes with change though, right? Everyone told me that this wouldn't be easy, and well I didn't expect it to be. Because if it was easy, then it wouldn't be worth it. But wow, I never dreamt that it would be so damn difficult. Unnecessary stress being caused by individuals that aren't happy I'm here, due to their own selfishness. Normal life stress and problems. And battling the past. Combine all of that, and boy oh boy, most of the time I don't know whether I'm coming or going.



The one thing I do have is faith. Faith that these negatives will turn into positives.  Faith that THIS is meant to be. He and I are meant to be. And faith, that we can overcome any storm that is put in our path.  Without faith, I'd be lost.

And with that being said, I found this on that lovely website Pinterest; and it is so fitting to my life right now. Maybe one day people will get it; and then again maybe they won't. This life is mine, and well my happiness and his, are number ONE!





Saturday, April 6, 2013

Thankful


I’m not sure what I’m doing anymore.

I need to refocus my mind, my thoughts, my emotions to something a bit more positive. It seems lately that frustration and anger have took hold. I don’t like who I am, the person I’m seeing, or the way I’m feeling. I need peace, some alone time, and writing out of my thoughts.

For now, this is a start:

  • I’m grateful for you driving us a little out of the way on our way home the other day, just so I could see buffalo. For the first time. Live Buffalo. Of course, I took pictures.
  • I’m thankful for sunshine & warm spring days.
  • I’m thankful for peaceful days spent at home, alone. With just myself and my thoughts.
  • I’m thankful for our date night last night. An Italian Dinner and a couple drinks at the local bar.
  • I’m thankful for your shy, but proud smile, when someone congratulates you on having me by your side.
  • I’m thankful how you thought of me the other night, and asked if I wanted to ride “Funky” after you finished getting cattle up.

I know things are bumpy right now, but please know that I am forever grateful for the smallest of gestures that maybe sometimes I take for granted.



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Friday, March 8, 2013

New Beginnings in Oklahoma

I made it to Oklahoma on Sunday morning, yes I know,  4 days ago. It still seems surreal as I’m living in a dream, and at any given point someone is going to pinch me and I’m going to have to wake up and leave this happiness.

We left Kentucky on Saturday night at 5:30 pm and drove straight through. Some doubted me, thought I wouldn't make it, nor would I be tough enough to endure the drive. There were moments that my eyelids got heavy, but with phone calls from my sweet mamma, a couple friends and Joey, loud music and lots of caffeine we pulled into our driveway at 8:00am Sunday morning. Joey continuously called me to check on me as I was following behind him, the concern and care in his voice is one that I will always remember.

Traveling down the interstate.

After sleeping til 5:30 Sunday afternoon, we sleepily went and found some dinner. We ate at Santa Fe Cattle Company, a burger for me. I was so tired, food didn’t even really matter to me. We came home and sat out some hay for the cattle, went driving through the fields on search of wild hogs and stumbled across two buffalo skulls instead. Riding in the feed truck sitting right next to Joey, his arm wrapped around my shoulders, and my hand on his leg, I can just say that I was in heaven. Please don’t make this dream stop playing.

The rest of this week has consisted of, feeding cattle, learning how to drive a truck with a cattle trailer attached ( I rocked that shit), falling asleep and waking up next to the man that was truly  meant for me, eating breakfast & dinner together, long conversations, endless hugs and kisses (finally, no more text message kisses and hugs)! These are REAL, people! And my, they are SO wonderful! We’ve spent late nights at the stockyards helping load cattle, spending days at the livestock sales buying cattle, attempting to unpack, seeing my first armadillo (tonight) and endless laughs.

Sunday morning Joey told me he was proud of me, all as I watched the sunrise outside my window as I was arriving at my new home. A beautiful way to start my first day in my new home. It’s a moment that will be forever etched into my mind.


My first sunrise in Oklahoma 

Traveling down a dirt road 
I never knew that I could be so madly in love with my life.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thankful Tuesday


Thankful Tuesdays


I'm linking up with the lovely Felicity, for Thankful Tuesday! 

This week I am thankful for: 

1). Wonderful friends & late night house calls when I just need someone to talk to. 

2). Ice Cream, because well...it does make everything better 

3). For my much needed break from "working". I didn't realize how over stressed & miserable I really was! 

4). For warm weather, sunshine & rain showers. It's beginning to feel like SPRING! 

What are you thankful for this week? 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ice Cream is the Cure All

No one said that LOVE was easy, and hell if it was it wouldn't be worth it. Right?

I adore him, more than I thought I ever could anyone on this planet. He's my best friend, and has been for 20 years. That's his saving grace at this moment.

 For now, I'll enjoy my Double Fudge Cookie Dough Blizzard, and get lost in the music playing into my ears.

Let's blame it on PMS and the Full Moon. Hell it's worth a shot...




Sunday, February 24, 2013

My Life in Instagram, as of Lately

Because, who is not addicted to Instagram these days? It seems to be how I'm documenting my life more lately than not, so here we go!








From top to bottom:
1. Spending time at the barn & Maci Dog
2. Lilly aka "Princess
3. Trying to pack and Little Kitty wants to join in on the fun.
4. Team Canada at Horseshoeing Competition
5. Team Canada at Horseshoeing Competition
6. Celebrating National Margarita Day w/ my momma
7. Me and my "Little Bro" at my going away dinner.

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Text Message Fun


Joey: What ya doing? 
Me: Fixing to do some laundry
Joey: Do mine too
Me: I can't i'm not there 
Joey: I can wait 2 weeks 
Me: I'm not doing 2 weeks worth of laundry lol
Joey: I can wait
Me: Nope, lol. You'll be on your own. 
Joey: Nope
Me: Really? 
Joey: You'll be right beside me. 

And with that, my heart melted. 

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Linking up with Michelle for the first time for...



Here are some of my favorite pins this week: I adore this tattoo. I possibly see this in my future




I love this "Save The Date" invitation! So perfect! 



    This quote couldn't be more true for my life right now!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

An Unofficial Goodbye

I came to say an "unofficial" bye to you today. I hate that word. Can we just say, "See ya later?" 

A new exciting chapter is ahead of me, but yet I'm closing another one. They always say that when one door closes, another opens. That couldn't be more true when it comes to me & you. You will always be a dear friend to me, and one that I will always care about. Most don't understand, and they simply never will. Yet, we do. Isn't that right? 

A friendly lunch and you gave me a huge hug "bye", and the last words you uttered were "Goodbye Sweetheart". This is still one of my favorite pictures of us together, the pure happiness that once was there. One of our nights with music & a mason jar. I miss those nights, but realize that they weren't a future. Those realizations came painfully, but now a smile forms where tears used to fall. They are memories, and I cherish them. Maybe one day I'll write down "our" story, but for now I'll keep it locked away. Through the smiles & tears, I'm still glad to be able to call you a friend. 




A Cowboy

Last time I wrote I left you hanging, dangling from a cliff per se. I promised of BIG news, a new chapter in my life and well it's almost here. And, I'm sure you're hands are tired from clinging to the edge of the cliff, and you'd love for me to fill you in, right? Well, hold on just a little bit longer, I have a story to tell first.

There's this man whom has always had my heart. See, here he is. Isn't he handsome? That smile! Man, that smile! It's so infectious and warms my heart. This was right after Christmas this past year. He came in to town....after not seeing him for a LONG 4 years! It was like we had just seen each other yesterday.


His name is Joey. And yes, he's a cowboy. A true cowboy. His life everyday revolves around ranching, cattle & horses. And well, that's all I've ever dreamed of. One day I'll live out west, I always have said. People thought I was crazy. Why leave Kentucky? My response, "Why not?"

So, he & I. We've been friends for 20 years. I was 7. He was 10. There are so many childhood memories  that I remember. Him locking me out of his mom's office while eating a banana split, and standing at the window making me watch and not sharing. (I was 7, and damn it I wanted a piece of the dessert.) Shit, who am I kidding? I still love dessert! There are holidays spent with his family. There were many, many afternoons after school that he would harass the shit out of me, always pulling pranks on me and constantly trying to ONE UP me. And then there were OUR Friday nights. Where our entire group of friends & family would go to this restaurant EVERY.SINGLE.FRIDAY. night for dinner, laughs, and of course pitchers of beer (For the adults, of course). The entire group would always go back to his parent's store (tack shop), and adults would drink coffee w/ baileys and Joey and I would run up and down the street playing. Those are such vivid images for me, just like yesterday. They never cease to bring a smile to my face.

I remember the first time he kissed me. It was in 2005. He and I were sitting on his mom's front steps, talking. I had just broken up with my boyfriend. We were talking small talk. His arm was around me, and then his lips met mine. It was soft & gentle, and only lasted a few seconds. Those seconds somehow felt like an eternity; and I was left with wanting more. I thought he was just being a "guy" and that we both had gotten caught up in the moment. His dad told me to pack up and go back west with them. He'd find me a job and I could go to school at the university there. I never did.

There was Christmas 2006. Joey & his dad came in and I remember it being such a happy time. I was dating someone at the time, but chose to spend it with Joey instead. Joey's mom had a Christmas tree up, with delicious treats on the table for us to munch on throughout the day. Joey's dad, mom, & my mom sat at the kitchen table drinking coffee and telling stories. Joey bought me a Christmas gift that year, unknowingly to everyone. A pair of Montana Silversmiths earrings, calf ropers to be exact. They were beautiful, and I still wear them today.




Of course, there were sad times too. 2007,  the year we lost his dad. My tears fell just as hard as his. He asked me then to be his girlfriend, to move back to Oklahoma with him. I declined. I didn't want him to want me, simply because a tragedy had just happened. I should have known better. In my heart, it just wasn't right. Not yet. I flew out there to spend Easter weekend with he and his mom, to help ease the heartache that they were both going through. Joey and I were inseparable, and I remember being so sad to come back home. (I snuck this photo of him on my phone that year, and it's still probably one of my favorites.)


The last time I saw him until this past Christmas, was in 2008. I was in a relationship for close to 3 years, and well, he was busy living his life. There wasn't a day that went by that he didn't cross my mind. I wondered how he was, and occasionally would send him a text. He'd always respond, but it was always left at that. I had a boyfriend, and I thought I was happy at the time. And I heard that he was happy, too. His mom would always ask if I was still dating someone, just small talk I figured. His best friend met my boyfriend at the time, and I remember finding out that he didn't care much for him. I remember saying, it's because he's not Joey. My mom thought I was crazy. And well, I knew that I was right.

I just didn't know til later how right I really was.......

Sunday, February 10, 2013

What You Love

It's Sunday evening, and here I am laying in bed, reading "O", The Oprah Magazine and watching the Grammys. Am I the only one that has to be doing more than one task at a time, without getting antsy?

While reading my magazine I stumbled upon this tiny, little quiz, and thought I'd give it a whirl.

▪I could blow an entire rainy afternoon....reading magazines and watching movies.
▪When I was a kid, I used to love....spending countless hours outside. (I still love this.)
▪I've always wanted to become really good at....art or playing an instrument! I've always wanted to be able to be an artist or a musician.
▪If I could do one thing every day of my life, it would be....capturing the sunset. I have an obsession with sunsets.
▪I can lose track of time when I'm....listening to music and writing.
▪Nothing clears my head like....a long drive through the country, with the windows down and radio turned up.
▪When I'm feeling drained, all I want to do is....sleep. Pretty simple.
▪I feel most connected to my body when I'm....listening to what it needs. A nap. A good workout. A healthy meal. A good laugh or cry.
▪In my daydreams, I imagine myself....living out west. (those dreams are coming true!)
▪I get a shot of energy when I.... Have a good workout!

Happy Sunday! If you join in on this, leave me a link so I can read:).

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Thankful Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, to ya! The day is almost over, but it's never too late to remind yourself of the things in your life that you're thankful for! Today, is no exception.


  • A new adventure upcoming in my life
  • Starting a NEW chapter in my life with my best friend 
  • Supportive friends & family 
  • No cavities at my 6 month dentist check up! (yay!)
  • Sharing a cup of coffee with my momma 
  • Dinner shared with my Godparents while watching Two And a Half Men. 
  • My lovable kitties, whom I LOVE so much! 
  • My faith that everything will work out as it is meant to be
What are you thankful for? 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday

It's that time of year that ALL football lovers wait for, the ENTIRE year! And of course, there are the commercials. I'll admit, I do enjoy football. However, I really enjoy the commercials!

 My team (Denver Broncos), isn't playing in the Superbowl this year, but I am rooting for the Baltimore Ravens! I'm spending the evening at home, curled up on the couch and wrapped up in blankets as the snow quietly falls outside. A perfect  way to spend Superbowl Sunday, in my opinion.




Who are you rooting for this year?

May the BEST team win!


Striving For More

It's 2:00 am, and here I am writing a blog & listening to music. I just stumbled upon this quote on Yes & Yes Blog. Do you read her? If not, what are you waiting for? 

This quote is So fitting to my life at the moment. My life is turning in a whole new direction this year. I guess when my mom said 2013 would be MY year, she was right. Funny how life changes in a short, sometimes long, year. 

Happy Sunday!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Quote

Happy Sunday to you!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine went by way too quickly, but it was very enjoyable! I adore quotes. I have them stashed in books, magazine pages tore out, written down in numerous notebooks, and saved on my computer. A quote can simply say what sometimes we can't.




Have a great week! Make it a wonderful one, and one that makes YOU happy!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Every Storm Runs Out of Rain

Hello! It's a New Year, and a lot of new things are happening in my life currently. Some, I'm unable to say at the moment but please stay tuned! All in all, they are very exciting to say the least!

It's been a few months since I've posted anything  guess you could say I've been lying low. And well, life has been a whirlwind, with more downs than ups. But, as Gary Allan sings,  "Every Storm Runs out of Rain", and well....things are on the uphill swing! Quickly, at that!

My holidays were enjoyable. I had two weeks off from work, due to my work being shut down for Christmas Break. So, there was lots of relaxing, sleeping in, and spending time with friends & family. It was much needed.

A few weeks ago I had the ABSOLUTE pleasure to finally meet one of my best friends, face to face. Ya see, we met on a blog I used to write on. We've talked online, via phone, skype, etc for about 4 years or so. Well, spur of the moment trip happened, and she came to visit me! All the way from the state  of "Sconnie". Here are some photos of our weekend together! There was beer, cheese plates at the winery, Orange Leaf "froyo", and Buffalo Wild Wings football outings! :).








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