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Today I’m thankful for my family. I’m especially thankful for my fiance who I liken to a viking. He’s tall, fair, and conquers everything he sets out to undertake. Of course he doesn’t go around killing people, or any of the bad viking stuff, like pillaging. Unless you count my pantry.
I hope everyone is having a great day. I know not all of my readers celebrate Thanksgiving, but I still hope you all are having a great day. I’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Watching TV, cooking food, eating food, eating more food, and taking a family picture.
The only thing marring today’s happiness is the knowledge that I have to be at work tomorrow at 8 a.m. and fold the sweater table five times an hour. I just keep telling myself, It Will Be Ok. It Will Be Ok. But I worked Borders on Black Friday and the horrors have haunted me since. . . .
Happy Let’s All Be Thankful, Eat Too Much, and Then Go Out and Cause Retail Workers to Have Nervous Break Downs Day!
I Love Doctor Who. I think the show is clever, engaging, and brings together a wide range of audience. The Doctor reminds us of the adventure, the wonder, the joy of meeting human simply because he isn’t.
People disagree on their favorite Doctor, but mine will always be Matt Smith. I think he is wonder and joy personified as the Doctor. He has made me smile in dark times, I will be forever thankful to him.
Watch the trailer below to see shoots from the 50th anniversary. Just remember, “Spoilers!”
Last night was the first night in our first home in our first bed. Should have slept like babies. But someone was fighting zombies in their sleep and the teeth grinding woke me up in the middle of the night. After some gentle nudging I lay in bed thinking of all the things I needed to do the next day to get our new home in ship shape order.
Our new home.
Our new home.
I smile to myself.
It’s a wonderful feeling after a long journey to be in my new home. I’m thankful for new homes.
PS As soon as things are a little less of a wreck I’ll be posting pictures.
My work joins the Komen foundation for breast cancer awareness month and every year each city participates in the Race for the Cure. This year was my first time to participate. Chris and I went into Dallas early one Saturday morning, lie 6 a.m. early, met up with my group, took pictures, and then strolled through the streets for 3 miles to raise money and awareness for women’s health issues.
Throngs of people populated the street, some dressed up with special hats, some with tutus, and even some with capes. Everyone was there for a reason, some it was just support, for some it was in memory of a loved one, and for some it was in triumph over hardship.
Because of these people awareness and funds were raised for the future health of women. So, today, I’m thankful for people with a cause.
Today I’m thankful for Halloween decorations. When I was younger my parents did not let us celebrate Halloween, it’s the devil’s holiday after all. So we sat in our house with the lights off and ignored the door bell when it ran from trick or treaters. That was a *lot* of fun. Only two years ago did I have the opportunity to actually go door to door and get candy for myself… I mean my four year old best friend in Chicago.
Today my sister and I ran all over town gathering decorations and set up our own Halloween decor. It was a lot of fun, I’m I love how the lawn looks. We have an idea for some more fun decorations, but need to find the items first. My niece and I have also been centering our art projects around fall decorations. I’m having a blast with all of it.
I do love this YouTube channel. Thanks to Amber B. for the tip!
I just took a mini vacation to Virginia Beach to meet up with my fiance and his family. We had a lovely time even if the boys didn’t listen to Chris and I when we told them they might want to put sunscreen on. That the sun at the beach was different than it is inland. To a one they told us they never got sun burnt, to a one, they got as red as lobsters. I tried not to laugh, but I told them!
So we spent one morning in doors, in air conditioning, petting sting rays and watching sharks swim over our heads. It was cool, literally. Here are some pics from our visit.
Lavar Burton explains racism. [via The Bloggess]
And by that I mean, I’m moving across the country in a minivan this weekend. This last month has been the most hectic, most overwhelming, most exciting month that I’ve had in a bit. Which is saying something if you knew what the last six months of my life has been like. I try to stay positive here on the blog and share the things that I enjoy verses spewing forth all the negative that happens. Especially, as most of the things that have happened in the last six months have led to some wonderful new and exciting places and people in my life. It has been worth every heartache, every disappointment, every strep throat (for 10 days) that I endured.
I’ve attempted to keep up with the blog on a daily basis, but a family emergency dwindled my pile of postings down by half, sickness by another half, and life by the rest. There is no way to even get caught up at this moment, let alone get ahead. So I’m finally letting go of the idea that I need to post something every day. I’ll update when I can, and hopefully once life gets settled and a bit more routine, I’ll be able to get back on track with the ideas that I had for this blog.
In the mean time wish me luck. I’m working two jobs this week, packing up a house, nearly dyed my linoleum floor yesterday with hair dye that leaked from a plastic bag, broke my sandal this morning right before court, and probably forgot half the things I need to get done before I leave this city. I’m looking forward to getting out of here, because this city has not been too kind to me. The people I’ve met are great, and the memories I have I’ll always cherish, but I’m looking forward to a place where perhaps working two jobs means I can set money aside and not just so I can pay my rent every week. Plus, I’m moving closer to family, to little girls with big smiles, sisters who let me borrow their clothes, and soon I’ll be joined by Chris to start a brand new life together with him. I honestly couldn’t be happier.
Except about this blog thing. Sorry about that.