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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!

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

Home?

13 May

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged.  Not that anyone really noticed, but I miss it. I’ve been so busy enjoying life that I’ve neglected to update. Totally justifiable reason…just sayin’.

I want to share something I realized just now and is a vitally important factor to me. Tonight, I went on a date with Thomas.  I cherish every moment I get to spend with him more and more. It doesn’t get dull, or repetitive. We don’t have a “pattern” we’ve adapted to. We just thoroughly enjoy being around one another, and, as far as I can remember, always have.

On my way back to my place, he asked me to let him know when I made it home safe. So…

I sit here on my bed, with all my belongings around me, with a roof over my head… and realize: I am not home. It does not feel like home, it doesn’t smell like home. I felt empty when I sent him a text, just a few seconds after I walked in, after I took that feeling in, telling him I had made it to my place.

But this is not home. My heart isn’t here. It’s 32 minutes away in another city.

I long to be home. ❤

Weekend catch up

29 Mar

Saturday I got to celebrate my birthday with my best of friends in The Tri! We had a great time…unfortunately, I once again, forgot my camera. We had dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Their “Hot and Bleu salad” is fantastic! After dinner we went to a nifty little bar to chill and meet up with some other friends who didn’t show until after Thomas and I left. I got lots of cards from friends and family, all of which made me smile 🙂 and I’m pretty sure I got the best present that I could ever get, too.

I have been SO sleepy for the past couple of days. I hope I can get rested up, but I’m not sure how. Sleep? Hasn’t been working, but I’ll give it another go later. Maybe it’s just stress. Between my car being messed up and in the shop and letting some people be a more powerful outside force than I had realized, I think I’m a bit overwhelmed. Perhaps I should disengage for a few days. I already know that there are some things/people that I will have to purge from my life in order to focus on my own needs. I’m sure that sounds selfish, but I can’t enjoy the positive within my life if they are projecting their negativity on me. I just don’t understand why some people feel the need to blame others, rather than accept and move on.

With that said…

I went a couple of weeks ago to see Avatar. That was an amazingly beautiful movie. Beyond just the graphics, 3D has come so far. Wow! I really want to go see “How to Train Your Dragon” (in 3D). It’s going to be so cute!

I hope everyone has a great week! ❤

Waking up From Deep Sleep – Handsome Prince = Still Acceptable Aquistion of Sleep

4 Mar

Apparently a deep, long period of sleep is a theme for the old school Princesses of the fairy tale world . Of course as far as Disney goes you’ve got, Aurora, Belle,  and then my favorite (based solely on her red lips and wardrobe) Snow White, after her fateful apple eating experience…at least it turned out good, handsomest prince and all.

Sadly I wasn’t awakened by my prince, but I did get some really good sleep! I have been lacking in that department more so than I thought. I am aware that you can’t *actually* make up for lost sleep, but I certainly feel better. I got off work, went to the gym (toned tummy here I come!!!), showered,  came home crashed, and was asleep by 0830.  I chronically suffer from insomnia, so I was surprised when I woke up at 1600, went to the ladies room, had some H2O, sent well wishes to a friend,  and went right back to bed until almost 2300.

So yay! I thought I’d share my outlandish happiness over pillow time. 🙂

Tomorrow is a JC day for me, but I’m conflicted about how long to stay… I was planning on attending a Post Secret  show, but I’m now contemplating otherwise.  I may just take my book and curl up at Starbucks for a few hours after I run my errands…quite honestly, though, I’m starting to get a little tired of Starbucks. The last few times I’ve been inside, the music has been very blue and the people seemed brooding. I normally get to meet and talk to quite a few people while I’m there. Maybe I’ll see if my bluegrass peeps are having a jam session, and chill there.

Whew there is a lot going on for me in March, and what I hoped to be a “take care of things away from work” month has turned into an “I’m sorry…did you expect to have a life outside of work?” month. Oh well…I still plan to cramming some personal time in.

Alright…I think that’s enough for today.

Re-cap of a great day!

28 Feb

I had a fantastic yesterday from start to finish!

Early morning I got to have some wonderful conversation. From the time I fell asleep to the time I woke up I had amazing dreams and felt so safe. After running a couple of errands around town, I headed to JC and went book shopping. I was looking for a specific nifty retro embroidery book…but I didn’t find it. I did however come away with a couple of reprinted Hard Case crime books and a cookbook “Hostess with the Mostess” that is FULL of retro recipes (and pics) that I cant wait to try out! Now… I just need someone to let me cook! lol! Yesterday evening I got to have dinner with Jamie and Chelsea. Then Starbucks with the gang. Followed by Tv and girl talk with Chelsea. I got to see everyone I care about that lives around here 🙂 Spending time with the people I love makes me extremely happy!!