Monday, July 23, 2012

I have realized that I have not posted in some time. I'd like you to know it isn't because something has happened to me..like in a bad way. I have gone on many adventures with people and by myself. I even managed to get lost in the Wal Mart in my town. For those of you that actually know me, you'll admit that you aren't really that shocked I'm sure, but for others this may be the first time you are hearing about my less than stellar navigation skills. Yes, I'm still here, and yes I shall be making a post...right now.

Currently, my boyfriend's family is interested in getting some Australian Shepherd puppies, so I've been looking around hoping to help. During my search I have come across Australian Shepherd puppies, but I've also discovered something else....I should NEVER be allowed to look at pet ads unless I'm actually going to get one. I want so many of them.

My count so far is 10 dogs, 2 bunnies, and 3 kittens. Clearly I can't afford all of them, and I don't have a place for them. Goodness save my poor boyfriend when I start trying to collect all the animals in the world. Right now the one that I really want is a chug. There's one that has a picture that makes it look like it's posing for a painting.

I don't know what to do with all this animal want...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

So the even that I'm writing about actually happened last Saturday, but I have not been sure how to write about it. I think I have it now.

Last Saturday one of my friends got married. I've known her since sophomore year in high school, and I was definitely excited. My boyfriend and I went to the church (without getting lost!!!), and sat there for a bit. It gave me some time to look around. Everything was really simple, but it was really nice. I'd been a little worried that it would be awkward being there around all the family and close friends, but then I recognized some people. It made the nerves go down for me.

Then, the ceremony began. The bridesmaids all looked lovely (silver dresses), and the ring bearer carried in an oven mitt since both my friend and her husband are both chefs. Then she came in, and I immediately felt a tug. She looked absolutely gorgeous, and even more than that she looked so completely and utterly happy and excited. She was probably also nervous, but I could not tell and the song she chose to walk into was absolutely perfect. It was Here Comes the Sun-The Beatles

The ceremony was short and simple, but it was definitely very personal. The two had clearly gotten to know the person doing the ceremony, and he even connected the culinary world with their marriage. It was just lovely. The two of them were just so sweet, and you could definitely feel their love just enveloping everything. It's so nice to see couples like that.

Afterwards we went to her reception. We waited for her to get there, and I had a chance to look around. There were pictures of the two of them on one of the tables. By the door was a box and some recipe cards where we were to write them a recipe for a happy life together. I thought it was such a cute idea...it did take me a while to come up with something. Next to that was the favor table. An aunt had made jam and put it into jars. (Cranberry and strawberry..sooooo goood!!!) They came, and then we ate. She had actually made her own reception meal. We are from Texas, and it was BBQ; it was pretty perfect. Only problem was...I wanted to keep eating. Rest of the night was speeches, cake and dancing. Through it all, I couldn't help but keep looking at her and her husband. They were so happy and glowing. It just made you have warm fuzzies all over. Some day I hope to have something like that.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

There are times when I have everything planned. I know where I'm going, and I know what I'm doing. However, most times I have no idea what the heck I'm doing. In those times sometimes I panic and freak out and others I'm fine with it. It's the times when I panic and freak like I did for about an hour or two a few days ago that I have to remind myself why I should remain calm and think of things I can do. Sometimes it's hard, so I decided to write them down here. Maybe it will just be a help to me, but it might help others that might be reading this.

1. I WILL figure it out eventually. It's hard to realize this while you're imagining yourself in all different bad situations, but it is true. It might not be as fast as I would like, but it will happen. Even if it is only what I plan to do tomorrow or even just a few hours from now, I will figure out something.
2. It's alright to not always know. Not everything is expected; not everything has to be planned. Sometimes I've found what I want to do by simply doing nothing. I just stopped thinking about it, and it came on it's own. Sometimes, you can over think something to the point where you can't clearly get an idea.
3. You can experiment. The last time that I started to panic that I didn't know what I was going to do with my life, I made biscuits for the first time. I just got up and decided to do it, and I've been trying stuff like that for a while. Going out and doing something new is distracting, and it gets you to laugh and relax a little.

Yes, there are only three, but they are the important ones for me. I may not know what I'm going to do my whole life, but I know that I will have fun getting there. I know it will be an adventure, and that in part is what life is supposed to be like.