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Today I Am Thankful For

5 Nov

I noticed on various social media sites that people are listing what they are thankful for each day in November. I try to regularly write a post of things I am thankful for throughout the year to remind myself of the wonderful things I have in my life. I’ve decided for the month of November to post a few days at a time…so, without further adieu….

I’m thankful for…
1. The fact that I wake up every morning (sometimes in the afternoon, and especially thankful that I get to sleep in!).

2. My Parents. They are such a shining light for me. I’ve watched them tough it out, and I’ve watched them prosper, and through every step I’ve watched them show true, unconditional LOVE for one another. They have given me, and still do, so very very much. I cannot thank them enough for everything.

2a. My Daddy-O. He’s the best for telling me to chin-up and keep on. He will not stand for me giving less than what he knows I can. An entrepreneur himself, he’s great for giving advice and encouragement when I need it, even when I don’t realize I do. He’s a wonderful teacher, has great stories, and is a blast to sit back and have a drink with. His laugh is one of my favorite things ever, and I really miss hearing it since I moved away from home.

2b. My Momma. She is such a beautiful person through and through. I couldn’t possibly ask for a better person to show me how to overcome my fear, find my inner “happy place” (woosaaahhhh), teach me to be curious and show me through example how to be a true lady. My love of art most definitely comes from my mother’s passion and encouraging me to create and be expressive, that’s such an big part of who I am, and I have her to thank.

3. My brother going to school at my Alma Mater. I’ve got several years on him, so it’s almost like we are only children sometimes. By the time he was big enough to hang out (and didn’t interfere with my curfew) I had moved off. I still live near my college and we try to hang on the reg. He’s a pretty cool guy…but awesomeness is a family trait.

4. Thomas. My absolute best friend. My adventure partner. He is amazing. I’m so thankful for the friendship that we had for years prior to us dating, the prodding from friends who “just knew”, and his persistence. I am so blessed to call him family and cannot wait to be his bride. My everyday is made better by his presence in my life. ❤

5. My privilege as an American citizen to vote. I early voted, but if you have yet to hit the polls, I encourage you to cast an educated ballot tomorrow for the candidate of your choice and take the time to realize what a GREAT BIG DEAL that is!

I hope you take the time to remember things you are thankful for every day, not just in the month of November. I'm looking forward to sharing more with you as the month progresses!

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Follies & Romance

24 Jan

Myrna Loy and William Powell are one of the greatest on screen couples of all time. So great, in fact, they were partnered in fourteen films! I fell for their chemistry in The Thin Man movies. Their romances feel so believable and effortless, so attainable. Recently, I grabbed up The Great Zeigfeld (1936) from a bargain bin. This film has zest, glitter, great music, humor, and a beautiful story all lead by Powell as Florenz Ziegfeld and accompanied by Mrs. Loy as Billie Burke.
The Great Zeigfeld is now one of my favorite movies, if for no reason other than, the scene where Flo and Billie are sitting by the river. It makes my heart flutter as this is how I see love. My love. It’s everything I want.

“… there’s little I can offer you. There’s nothing I can give you except my love.”

“That isn’t enough….I’d expect one-third of your ambition, half of your trouble, two-thirds of your worries, and all of your respect.”

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So with that dear friends, I’m off to bed! I’ll be dreaming in show tunes and of romantic moonlit walks with my dearest Thomas. ❤

perfect ordinary day.

13 Jan

Today has been a good day. In fact, really everyday i wake up is a good day. I got to wake up in the arms of the man I love, the man who loves me. All I could think is what a lucky, lucky gal I am.

Got my hair done by a girl who was so excited to do a “cool hairstyle”  in the midst of a bunch of little old lady styles, and she totally aced it! Plus she had me show her how to do eyeshadow like mine, but she didn’t think she was brave enough to really wear it. I gotta say, if I were in the beauty industry, I would rock my look all the time….but the hospital frowns on it. I don’t know how trusting I would be with an RT who had pink hair.

I’m such a domestic girl, I love wearing aprons and doing house work. Cooking, cleaning, ironing….these things make me happy.  I just finished prepping every thing for dinner, all thats left is too pop it in the oven about an hour before Thomas comes home. It’s a new recipe…but I’m stoked about it. Cranberry chicken. We’ll try it out and i’ll review it. I LOVE retro recipies.

I haven’t had Christmas yet. If this weather will give me a break, I might be able to. I’m also in the middle of working on some aprons. I need a few new ones (One can never have too many aprons) and one for one of my favorite girls, H. EXCEPT…I can’t figure out my sewing machine. How embarrassing is that? So I guess when I do make it back to see my family for a belated Christmas, I’ll take it back down there with me, and have Mother show me again how to wrap and wind my thread about the little hooks.

I’m fixing to get started on cleaning the house again, then work out, shower…and by that time, it’ll be time to get on dinner, set the table and get dressed and ready for Thomas to get home.

I hope, dear readers, that you find as much joy the “simplistic” things in life and really take the time to cherish those around you.

 

 

I’m not sure what the time zone is

22 Oct

I am in a rare state today. I don’t know whether I am up or down….but what I am sure of is that i am happy. This “happy” is terrifying and beautiful all at once, and as much as I enjoy it I am ignorant of how to proceed. The most mundane of things even seem somehow more magnificent. I think this is what one might call being absolutely in love.

Thankful

21 Oct

Today, I am thankful for:

Indoor plumbing

My friend Sunny

Companies that make pretty bras for little gals with huge boobs like me (Check out Bravisimo.com)

Getting to hear the ringtone I have for Thomas when he calls unexpectantly

FaceTime

Crispy Autumn leaves

Thankful today.

20 Oct

Throughout the day, I usually stop to remind myself of what it is that I am thankful for. Of course there are the big ones like “I woke up this morning”, but it is so easy to overlook and take fore granted the little things that we grow so accustomed to. I am going to attempt to make a point to regularly jot down the things that I am thankful for in hopes that I remind myself, and maybe you dear reader, that even the smallest of things are important in making us who we are.

Today, I am thankful for:

Good coffee

Cool crisp Autumn air

Getting kisses from Thomas when I woke up

My “new” car

Conversations with my understanding friend Kat

These really awesome retro chairs

My down comforter

I will

1 Aug

I will:

  • always wear cardigans. even when it’s too hot.
  • break for squirrels
  • love pockets
  • never understand what this guy at Starbucks stares at.
  • know that I am a nerd, disguised by really big boobs and 5 inch heels
  • play dumb
  • eat weird food just to say I tried it.
  • always be ready for an adventure
  • hope someone will want to embark on an adventure with me
  • pretend that nothing said will hurt me
  • cry in the shower.
  • learn from my mistakes,
  • make more mistakes
  • do my best to keep positive about everything
  • love old houses
  • forget to think before I speak
  • always think that i need another pair of red high heels
  • dance
  • have self-esteem issues thanks to 5 fingers and my 4th toe
  • be healthier
  • smile even when I know you lie to me
  • always love.
  • play my music too loud
  • spend too much time on the phone
  • Think i’m sultry, and then realize how silly i must look.
  • think i’m an artist
  • be more intuitive than i’ll let on or you’ll give me credit for
  • drive when I am lonely
  • remember the day that I knew <3, but wouldn’t admit it to myself
  • always love matte lipstick, even though i’m scared to wear it, and just opt for lip gloss.
  • leap, even though i’ve never had a net.
  • wonder why i didn’t believe
  • always be a little scared about not being good enough for someone
  • be excited to see him
  • come across as incredibly narcissistic
  • pretend that I am the only one.
  • Always be curious.
  • feel invisible
  • expect him to kill spiders. especially the spring loaded ones.
  • be a little scared that I give too much of myself
  • be a little scared i don’t give enough
  • always be a little sad I left Nashville
  • Miss my room mate from Germany. I hope to see her again in the near future.
  • fear I will always compare myself
  • be happy just being me.