Friday, August 20, 2010

La, la, la

Well, I haven't been so good this week.

  • Ever heard of road rage? Well, I have it. I yelled and honked and screamed at this lady the other day only to realize that we were stopped because there was an ambulance coming about 4 blocks down with the lights on. We couldn't have gone because it would have been too hard to pull over when they got to us. We just needed to block traffic coming off of the interstate for a solid 5 minutes instead. I (might) have called her a name...or two.
  • I got rid of the cat. I was trying really hard to love her and let her get to know us but when I stuck my hand in her poop, she had worn her welcome out. I gave it a solid 2 weeks but ya gotta go if you can't go in your litter box!
  • I'm trying to like my job. I'm trying to do better at my job. I've never felt so much pressure before in my life though and I think I'm smothering.
  • I'm worried about my Dad. A mini stroke last week and arteriogram (can't spell) this week just really worries me. I love him and I need him. Who else is going to tell me what they really think?
  • My cousin has someone willing to take the discussions and she's not trying to set me up with him (WHATEVER!) but can I come to church (3 hours south from Nashville) to meet him? You bet because I'm single and when you're single in the church, everyone could be your next lover future husband. He's obviously not at institute every week (2 attendees) and doesn't seem to be at the singles ward. Maybe he is in Podunk Jasper, Alabama.
  • I start my new schedule next week. 4:30 am is going to come early. I think I need to buy stock in toothpicks.
  • It's 11:30, I have to work in the AM and I'm feeling like I need to be up all night. Yayyy! I'm so glad I don't have kids sometimes because if I did, I'd be screwed with the sleeping schedules.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Feeling kinda crafty

Today I've decided to dedicate to crafts. I love them. I love fabric, paint, wood, paint brushes, stencils, mod podge, all of it. I love to feel crafty and I love to be crafty. I wish I was a creator and could go part time at my job and just do this the rest of the time.

Today, I went to goodwill and bought a small set of shutters and an old mirror that frankly looks like crap but it won't after a few coats of paint. I'm so excited to see how it turns out. And to top it all off, I went to Hobby Lobby afterward where they were having a sale on furniture. I got the cuuuutest litle wood trunk for only $16!! It was originally $80 so I'm pretty stoked. I'd like to think that I will be making all of this look really adorable but the fact is that if spray paint and a little bit of mod podge and ribbon can't make it cute, it's just gonna suck.

Well, I'm off to it. I'd like to say I'll have cute pictures but the fact is that, again if it isn't cute, you won't be seeing it. We'll have to see how this goes.

Confession favorite time of the week!

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  • I wish my accent was thicker.
  • It's southern but I want the charm.
  • I'm watching Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and I'm crying.
  • I want to meet the man of my dreams and just get married.
  • Soon.
  • Very soon.
  • As in, I'm sick of waiting.
  • I think Heavenly Father is making me wait until I start putting my clothes up.
  • I have clothes in my closet on a shelf that have been clean for almost 3 weeks and I have no interest in putting them up.
  • I also have clothes on my ottoman and couch.
  • If my laptop weren't so close to the couch, they might get put up.
  • My goal is to put some hangers in my laundry room and perform magic that the clothes will jump on them as I drag them out.
  • I'd rather just stay inside and paint things or read blogs about other people painting things and doing crafts that I will buy the stuff to do the same with and never do the actual craft.
  • Yep, that's how it should be.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A is for Admire

and I admire my Mom. I admire her for all of the trials she has gone through in her life and she is still going strong and never seems to give up. My mom is so generous, and I only hope that I got a little of that trait from her. She is strong, courageous, open and honest. She is beautiful to me and I hope that as I get older, I become more and more like her...I just don't want to stick my tongue out when I'm concentrating hard like her.
I'm thankful to my mom for showing me what hard work does for you and how it pays off in the end. If it weren't for her showing me, I can't say that I would be where I am. Some people may look at that and think, "You're divorced and you have no education to really speak of. You work at a call center and you live alone in a one bedroom apartment. Woo."
  • I look at it though and yes, I'm divorced. I'm divorced because I'm better than that. I deserve to be treated with a lot more respect and honor than I was being given. I deserve to be treated like a Queen and I won't settle for less next time. My mom did the same thing about 25 years ago. We're better for it.
  • Yes, I need to go back to school and I will. I want to and I am going to. My mom did and graduated at 50 and I couldn't be more proud. She is awesome and I love her for it. It took a lifetime it seemed to everyone because all she did was study. I hated calling her and ask her what are you doing? Studying...every day, all day. But she did it, and that's what matters. I will too.
  • I do live alone and you know what? It's better than having a husband who doesn't appreciate anything you do. It's also better than having roommates who suck.
  • I also work at a call center. You want to know a secret? This call center kicks my butt! I've never used my brain more than I do when I'm at work. I have to be "on" for 8 hours a day and never faulter in the things I say. You try it.
My mom is just great. She has taught me how to be a loving, kind person who truly wants to do what is right. She taught me how to live my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and she taught me to always have faith no matter what is going on in my life. I love her.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

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Is there a rule that says this has to be short?

  • I got General a kitten this week as he told you before.
  • At this point, I've cleaned poop out of my bedroom floor, my bathtub, rug, and the bathroom floor.
  • All I can smell is cat poop.
  • I'd like to sew a litter box to its butt.
  • If I didn't love General so much, I'd be finding him/her a new home.
  • I'm not a cat person.
  • I can do this.
  • I can do this and survive.
  • I can't promise the cat will.
  • She's cute and that is getting her a long way.
  • I don't know if she is a boy or a girl.
  • I don't know if I really care at this point...maybe in 3 weeks....if we make it that long.
  • I love my dog. I love my dog. I love my dog.
  • I'm going to bed.
  • They say you can't smell when you sleep.
  • Let's hope.
  • Good night, bloggers.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dis Da Genrul

Mah Mom is "soo tiwed" she say so I tooked ova da compoota and say, "No, Mom. I wite da bwog today." So Mom dot me a pet. Its a kitty kat! I luuuub kats! Dey wun fwom me awot but it ok cuz I chase dem and lub all ova dem! Dis kat mom say I cant see until it get mow used to it here. I fink I should be able to lub on it and it be just fine. Silly mom. She dont no much sumtime.

I stay home all da time. Mom been takin me fah wides dough when she get home cuz I fink she feel bad dat I be here all day wong wifout her. I miss her when she not here but I weally wike to sweep in da bed wifout her big butt twing ta maked me move all da time. I stwetch out and do whateva I want. Sumtimes, I even go frough da trash just to make suwe she not frowing good stuff away.

Mom say it bed time. How come whateva she says go? I fink I shuld be da boss. Mom say no and dere be sumthin bout her that make me listen...I dont even wun out da door anymore. Mom say she tiwed of wunning afta me. Oh. Tonight we was walkin and we seed dis dumb heffa gwab her doggy fwiend by da collah and frow him! Mom yelled at da idiot and sed she be callin animal contwol on da dumb heffa. Dat wady yelled at mah mom! My mom was tuff dough. She didnt move a muscle. I fink she culda huwt her. Mom was maaaaaad. She called da animal contwol and dey was cwosed but bwight and erly tomowwow, she callin dem. Dat wytch gonna get hers.

Da Genrul

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

A Day...Just ONE!

I need a day. I need a day where I don't feel needed by everyone and where I don't feel like I'm only good for the things I can do for people. I'm taking that day today. I feel like I'm taking it from the Lord because I am skipping church. Fast and Testimony meeting is my favorite day of the month but I can't do it today. I'm worn out and exhausted so I'm taking General for a walk at Centennial Park in Nashville. Maybe my soul mate will meet us there. You never know. This is my day, after all.