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!

                                             What pins are you loving 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!