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.