Sunday, January 29, 2012


I am going to come out and say it: As a thirty year old single woman I am a bit of a commitment phobe. Although not when it comes to humans and dogs... Everything else though, that is open to discussion.

I have never been someone who knew exactly what they wanted to do. Too many things interested me, and the idea of working at one job for the rest of my life gives me hives.

This also explains why I haven't settled into this blog yet. I don't like to be tied down unless it is on a roller coaster, and then it is fine. I'm scared of heights you know. Therefore this blog has no difinitive theme. That would box me in, and I can't have that. Remember the hives?

Furthermore it is the reason I can't choose a favorite song, band, album, movie, or TV show. Too many good ones. So many more to come. Who wants to stay on just one? I can't even pick a favorite soda: Coke, Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, Sunkist, A&W Root Beer, Sprite, 7Up, Cherry Coke, Cherry Pepsi, Ginger Ale, even Fresca.... okay my family would probably tell you I do have a favorite, Cherry Coke. Maybe that was a bad example.

I know, favorite color. Don't have one. I love the rainbow. Now there are some I'm partial to such as red and green. And then yellow, blue, pink, and purple. And the shades in between. Especially if they're bright. Not neon, but bright, like Kelly Green.

What is the moral of this? Nothing. I just wanted to give you some insight into my brain, and why with me, change happens, often.

by Mercy Me

Much Love,

Sunday, January 15, 2012

On A Sad Note

I haven't posted for a few days. On Thursday I found out my co-worker's, Lisa, husband was diagnosed with cancer. He has a 22 cm mass in his stomach and the cancer is wrapped around his gall bladder and pancreas. They aren't sure where it is coming from. He is only 46 years old. And they have a 12 and 1 year old together. Any prayers you might be able to spare them would be much appreciated.

Then on Saturday while celebrating a friend's birthday my mother texted me that my grandpa's wife passed away. (I would use the term step-grandmother, but it just sounds odd.) My heart breaks for my grandpa. My grandmother died one (1!) day before their 50th anniversary. And now his second wife has passed...

So, I will be on my way to the funeral, it takes place on Tuesday, but because the trip is eight hours we will be leaving tomorrow.

Hold the ones you love close!

Much Love,

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

One Tree Hill

I started watching this show back in the fourth season because my baby sister started watching it and I wanted to see what she found so interesting.  Three episodes in and I was hooked.  So good, bad, or ever so soapy, I have happily watched for the last five years.

I thought I would take a moment and reflect on some of my favorites of this show:

Favorite Character: Haley. There are so many differences between this character and I, but so many things I see that we have in common. She is sweet, tenacious. fiercely loyal, and ever loving. She is played by the ever so cool, Bethany Joy Galeotti, and is one of the reasons I kept coming back year after year.  And on a vain note: love her hair.

Favorite Couple: Nathan & Haley. My romantic heart just adores this couple. They are probably the real reason I keep coming back season after season. They have been together since Season 1, and One Tree Hill would not be the same without them.  I was never about the Peyton-Lucas-Brooke triangle. I was all about this young love finding its way.

Favorite Season: The 3rd Season. With Haley and Nathan on the verge of divorce (she left him for the spot light), the shooting of beloved Uncle Keith, and the continued downward spiral of villain Dan this season brings out the best of the show.  Obviously my couple reconcile, but the heart of this show was displayed so well here. If you watch any season at all, watch this one.

A really great show.  And the video below encompasses what made it so wonderful. My favorite One Tree Hill Cast Video ever, and so perfectly in-tune to this moment.

All We Are
by OneRepublic

Much Love,

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Moment of Nerd

I once read, "I do my best proofreading after I hit send." I thought... how do they know I do that?

And then I saw this on pinterest and I couldn't stop laughing:

(from Pinterest via Quickmeme)

And that was when I knew I was enjoying a moment of nerd.

Much Love,

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I need structure and organization, otherwise I forget to do things, decide not to do them, or go off the rails. None of which are very helpful, so I create things for myself to keep me somewhat on track. I can be a rules breaker, usually my own rules...

So, I was in need of a new prayer journal since I had finished my Billy Graham one, and I found the one I had been using before. I read some journal entries that were dated about this time last year, and what I wanted to accomplish or have happen. I was humbled by how much I had received from that list.

So what I am thankful for this week?
  1. My job. I enjoy, for the most part, the people I work with, and I most certainly enjoy my pay check. It has allowed me to get a new vehicle and buy little luxuries such as Justified Season 2... However, the reason I bring it up today is that they are changing my schedule from Monday through Friday to Tuesday through Saturday. Hopefully for a brief time, and by reminding myself I am thankful for the job I won't complain...too much.
  2. Movies. How awesome are movies? Aren't you glad they were created? Sure some could have been left in the dust...I'm talking to you Vanilla Sky, but for the most part they are quite enjoyable. On Monday I saw Sherlock Holmes II with my sister Lora (which was awesome). And on Saturday I'm suppose to see Mission: Impossible IV. Very grateful for that.
  4. Friends. Have I told you how awesome my friend Shas and her family are? No? I will dedicate a whole post to my beloved BFF, but the reason she is on here today is because last Saturday we got to spend the whole day together including New Years Eve. We haven't done that in a while, and it was marvelous. It was the best way to end 2011.
(This was us just after midnight)

I am really quite humbled by how blessed I am, and the blessings that are coming. I know I don't deserve them, but am truly grateful for all I receive. A big thanks to you.

I got a $10.00 gift certificate to Amazon to which I bought music. This is one of the songs I bought:

Say It Right
by: Nelly Furtado

Much Love,

Monday, January 2, 2012


Technically my resolutions should have taken place today, but since I had the day off and I still consider it the holiday it all starts tomorrow (that's my story and I'm sticking to it). Which will be tough.  Trying to write about this subject and not seem preach-y is nearly impossible. The truth is I always start off with the best of intentions, and by about the second or third week in January have failed.

I did find though that once I changed the word 'resolution' to 'goal' it became easier to maintain. A goal is something to attain, and therefore once I've conquered it I feel better. Whereas to me a resolution means a complete life style change and that seems so enduringly long I usually don't stick with it.

Last year I made a goal of doing a prayer journal and getting my Twitter followers to 40. I have completed my prayer journal (I used a Billy Graham one), and I have read the entire New Testament (Part of the Journal).  Plus, I now have 61 Twitter followers.

So this year I have two new goals:
  1. To get in the habit of working out for 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night, except for Wednesday and Friday nights.
  2. To start using an eye make up remover every time I wash my face. I'm in my thirties now, gotta make sure I take even more care of my skin.
And that's it. I might add, as I do, to the goal list, but I try to keep it more than one, and five or less. Too many and I freak out.

This song always puts me in a great mood, and fits with how excited I am for the new year.

The Finer Things
by: Steve Winwood

Much Love,

PS: I adored the new Sherlock Holmes movie. Of course I liked the first one too...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." - Ben Franklin

I can't believe 2012 is here. I hope you all had a most wonderful New Years Eve and are enjoying the new year much like myself. Although I wish I had gotten ready to go to church... not a great way to start the year off spiritually. Still, I thank God for his blessings and His hand upon my life.  I would be no where without Him. His love saves me every day, and I am so glad that we have such a loving and wonderful Creator.

I have some people in my life that are going through some of the same struggles I did, and as I look back to see how I got through it all only one answer comes to mind: Jesus. I hate how sinful I am, how in the blink of an eye I can go from a spiritual high to a sinful low, but I am so very grateful I serve the God of Another Chance. I can't explain his love, but it is one I desperately need and couldn't be without.  I am whole because of Him.

I want to thank him publicly and hope all of you have a most wonderful and blessed 2012!

Much Love,