Sunday, February 26, 2012

I could have used the same title from my last post. I left Wednesday for a work retreat, then went to Lacy and Dustin's on Friday, and we came home today (Sunday).

We slept for a half hour, I went to a Yoga Teacher Training meeting at Blue Bird, we took pizza and beer to our friends, then came home and I did homework for the teacher training. And here I sit, Sunday evening trying to stay awake at 7 pm.

Tyler and I talked about Yoga Teacher Training today. We decided I could do the training. I will share more about it later, but I am nervous and excited.

The work retreat was good. I enjoy getting to know my coworkers better. I feel like a child though. I spent my 24th birthday with them, which just makes me feel like a baby and all I could think about was how to cut my hair so I'd look like more of an adult. But thankfully I spent some time with Lacy after and that knocked some sense into me. I don't need to look like everyone I'm around. I can just be myself.

Also, spending your birthday with coworkers is not ideal. They did get me a cake and balloons and flowers. They sang me Happy Birthday in a fancy restaurant. My eyes watered and I laughed, but all I wanted was to be with my friends and family. It wasn't quite the same. But Lacy drove the 40 minutes to see me on my birthday night. I ditched my coworkers and her and I hung out for the evening. I cried when I saw her. I get so homesick, and I miss my friend.

Back to present day. We took pizza and beer to our friends tonight because they had been waiting for their baby to be born. They were adopting a little girl. They got to know the mother who was so ready to not be pregnant and to go back to school and to not have to take care of a baby. She updated them throughout the pregnancy, and throughout the labour. After the labour, she said she didn't want them to see the baby yet. The next morning she said she wanted to parent the baby. Three months of waiting and preparing and they came home with no baby. Absolutely heart breaking. They've been through a lot and everyone would say they deserve a baby. God is so confusing. But He is good. Pray for them.

Starting tomorrow I'm back on the healthy wagon. I ate way to much crap with my coworkers. Everything was paid for and tasty. I wasn't hungry for three days, but I ate anyway. When we got to Lacy and Dustin's we went shopping at a little fancy grocery store. We made kale salad and bacon-wrapped cheese-stuffed jalapenos. We ate out a few times too. Good gracious. Tomorrow is a new day.

I have five days of work and then Amanda's wedding. Still need to purchase some wedding shoes.

8:45 pm. Goodnight.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Home, James.

I'm back in St. Charles now... quick recap of the weekend...

Nearly got arrested at the airport for having a self-defense keychain in my bag. Cried and got yelled at by a mean cop. Sat between two annoying men on the plane.

Saturday morning I went and met  Kristi at her daughter's basketball game because that was truly the only free time I had. It was good to just see her, and sweet to watch Hannah play basketball. She's sweet and adorable. Kaleb told me to take a plush stuffed Orca pillow on the plane next time instead of a crazy keychain. I thought that was good advice. Kristi will be a coach until she dies, so I was entertained while she coached from the bleachers and the refs had some fun with it.

Ange's family shower was after. I could have eaten an entire casserole dish of quiche that Amanda made. I drank too much coffee, ate some cake balls, and some tasty "scones" that Alyson made. It was fun chatting with the family and getting my hair braided by Alyson, just like in the old days. Mom took me shopping after and I got the most comfy yoga pants from Lululemon. That night was Ange's bachelorette party. We ate at Wild Fork and partied at her house after. We made Long Island Ice Tea.

Church was the next morning and it was great. I miss Redeemer, but I do love Refuge of course. We had my birthday lunch at my parent's house after. I was so exhausted. I took a nap at 4:30 because I hung with Bob and Ange and Mom all afternoon. It was fun talking. We talked about dreams. Ange and I are both weird when it comes to dreams.

I took a long nap, then went to dinner with Mom and Dad at Olive Garden. Oh, also Alyson mentioned to my family that I get funny and crazy after a drink. The kids asked, "What kind of drink?!" and Alyson told them iced tea. So when I walked in from church the kids were begging me to drink tea so I would get crazy. It was hilarious.

I enjoyed watching the grammys. So glad Nikki Minaj got the demons exercised out of her. How freaking weird.

I thought Jennifer Hudson was Whitney Houston at first and it freaked me out. I thought they staged her death just to throw people off. But anyway, Jennifer Hudson did well. I'm sad for Whitney Houston.

I got in trouble on the plane this morning because I had my carry-on in my lap as a pillow instead of stowed. Flight Attended didn't say a word to me the whole trip until I was getting off the plane and she said, "Next time your bag needs to be stowed. You'll be fined next time you try that, a big one." I said, "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize." She said, "Uh, I said it before we took off." and looked at me with a you're-sneaky-and-I-hate-you kind of look. I said, "Oh, well I guess I misheard you. I apologize." Thanks for ruining my morning and treating me like a 7 year old. I hope to never step foot into an airport again. People make mistakes, ok. People carry keychains and people use bags as pillows. Why don't you tar and feather me.

The Staves is my new favorite band. They sound similar to Eisley, but a much different musical style. Give them a listen.

Monday, February 6, 2012


This weekend was rough in terms of eating, drinking, and sleeping. Bachelorette party, super bowl, lack of sleep, I ate a burger.. and pizza twice. I drank beer like a monk. I was hoping to start over today, but Tyler and I met our pastor at Mcdonald's and I can't say no to those breakfast burritos with fake cheese and salsa in a packet. The black coffee hit me about immediately, and so did my weekend of poison.

I went to yoga after work. We did handstands, which I've been doing since I was seven and claimed to be Shannon Miller, so it wasn't that scary.

The scary part was flipping from handstand into wheel...

I've been looking at earrings online, and I love all the cool gauges but they're like 30 bucks and seem so simple to make... so I'm going to go to Hobby Lobby and buy some polymer clay, paint, and clear stuff to go over it, and bake some earrings. 

I'm addicted to words with friends. Tyler got it on his phone so he could "interact" with me. That isn't really fair though, because I could say the same thing about him and watching basketball.

The meeting with our pastor went well. I'm meeting with my teachers on Wednesday morning to ask more questions about teacher training. 

Tomorrow I'm going to work on healing my body and giving my poor organs a break. 

Let's see, what else... OH! I'll be home Saturday and Sunday for wedding showers galore, and my family birthday party :) It'll be a short trip, but I'm glad I get to take it, otherwise I wouldn't be back until mid march... which is quickly approaching! Can't wait to marry my sister off.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Then sings my soul

Alisha, yes. Let's spend some time together. Today I helped a man at New Balance who's daughter is a senior in the counseling program. I told him my good friend was in the program as well. He got your name. He was so excited to go home and tell his daughter. It was hilarious.

Amanda, I'm not sure why randoms keep commenting on my blog. It's not private anymore? I don't know. But that's okay.

Alyson, thank you for joining us again. I loved your newest post. I want to hear one of Hudson's speeches so bad!

About the deodorant... so, my armpits got a little red and tender. I think it was because of the baking soda. So, here is a link to a real, but simple recipe. You don't have to buy expensive oils or do a dance to make it. Why does anyone trust me? I'd rub dust in my armpits if someone said it would work.

Here is a picture of my beloved yoga friends...

We met at a coffee shop and did a drawing for a year membership (for everyone who went to yoga 30 of the 31 days in January). I didn't go all of those days, so I didn't win. That's okay. I just like these people a lot. One of my instructors is to my left and the other one is to Tyler's left. They are sweet girls and I love them.

Tonight I'm going to a bachelorette party. Is there proper spelling for bachelorette? It always says it's spelled wrong. We are pub crawling on The Loop. Should be a lovely rainy evening.

Today I tried to order Jimmy Johns for my staff the the guys says, "are you the person that called earlier?" I said, "um... no." He goes, "Ok. Hang on." Comes back 10 seconds later, "My manager says we can't do this. You can call the other Jimmy John's." I said, "Um.. Ok." I called the other Jimmy John's and told them that the Jimmy John's next door to us refused to make us subs. He told me they were busy. I said, "Ok, well we're busy here to. Don't take it personally, but I'm going to order some pizza." It's weird when for-profits turn down money.

I've been listening to Ascend the Hill to learn a specific harmony part (How Great Thou Art), but I really like them. They redid some hymns. It's pretty.

Time to get all gussied up for the bachelorette party. You're supposed to dress really slutty right? Just kidding.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Days off

What's funny about days off is that... I need them, I look forward to them... and then I sit in silence in my house and have to coax myself to shower or go to Target or drink water. Why is this? Then the next day when I'm at work, I long for my day off...

I got an iPhone. It's pretty fun. I downloaded a horse app where you just take care of a horse. That's pretty much it. I deleted my horse this morning because, holy smokes, what a waste of time. I played a game where you flick paper wads into a trash can. I almost downloaded  another pet, because I miss having a giga pet so much... but I think I'm done with stupid apps. Except for words with friends. Someone asked me to play, so I guess I'm playing now. I got 15 points with the word "quid."

This weather is amazing, and it's going to rain all weekend long. I would like for spring to be officially here.

I found my dress for Lauren's wedding. It's cute. I want to wear it before she gets married though.

I also purchased some lingerie for Amanda's bachelorette party this Saturday... and a headband for myself.

The cashier at Target gave me the total. I was digging for change, and then said "Oh well" and handed her a $1 instead. She says to me, "You mean to tell me you have all that change and you're handing me a one? Let me show you how this works!" She begins to scoop all the change out of my wallet and puts it on the counter. Together, we dug out the correct change (amidst all the pennies) and she told me I was lazy. In a nice way. She was pretty funny. She also made me turn super red and I got sweaty.

Sometimes I wish I could just say to myself, "Self, do something." I don't know what stops me from cleaning or picking up dog poop. My bed is warm and comfy? This weather reminds me of taking an afternoon nap in spring? I should be getting some vitamin D. Happy Thursday everyone. I'm going to go do something.