Friday, November 18, 2011


I forgot two very important people in my life in my Thankful post.

Well, maybe I shouldn't say forgot. I never forget them. We have been friends since the 4th grade. And no matter how we have changed, or how long we lose touch....they are always in my heart.

I probably can't put a number to how many things I left out of that Thankful post. Again, I know that I have so much to be thankful for.....

But, it feels important to have a separate post for Kasha and Shannon. :) Haven't we been friends forever? If that is possible...won't be friends forever more?

I miss them both. But, my ladies, I never forget you.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

For a Moment...

I had to leave work early today. Because I have contracted some sort of cold/flu/plague. But, before I left work, I saw an older couple that made me eager for my time growing old with someone.
For a moment.
They were old enough to be my grandparents. And I loved the way she leaned in to hear what he had to say. She smiled at him so warmly and reached out to touch his arm when she was speaking to him.
At one point she laughed at something he said and grabbed his chin for a moment. Just a loving gesture that made me so eager for my happy to be with someone so long in my life that I have them nearly memorized. :)
And then.......they came to the counter to check out.
Her: I'm ready.
Me: Okay. What was the name?
Her: (I've changed the names to protect the ruiner of my dream) Broomhilda.
Him: I have something too.
Her: His name is GivenUp. What did you bring up, GivenUp?
Him: I got an antique scale.
Her: No you didn't.
Him: Yes I did. I want it.
Her: No you don't. It looks dirty.
Him: It is very old. 
Her: You don't want it.
Him: Yes I do.
Her: No you don't. I'm telling you that you don't want to bring that dirty thing into my house.

He looked at her for a long time. I stood there watching my "old people are so cute and I want to grow old with the man I love like this" dream die. He stared at her for long enough that I started to feel like I was interrupting a silent argument. But, he wasn't arguing with her.......

Him: Fine. I don't want it.
Me: Okay....
Me: Your total is ____
Her: Pay her.
Him: What?
Her: Pay!

And then she walked away to go look at some other items that caught her eye. I literally wanted to lean forward and ask GivenUp if he wanted to buy his scale while she wasn't looking.

*sigh* She didn't totally kill my dream. But, man...........I feel so bad for that man. I wish you could have seen him. We should all give him a mind hug.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Things You Hear...

I'm in my room...doing the Internet wandering....

I'm still laughing. So, I feel the need to share this:

My nephew is in his room next door. He is twelve. He is playing Modern Warfare that what it is called? Anyway- I can hear him talking to his friends. About ten minutes ago I heard:

"Yeah. That dude called me a Ginger, so I had to put him down. You know?"

I'm still laughing. I don't know why that is so funny. But......there you go.......

On a side note: The continued laughter made me notice that I'm getting a sore throat and losing my voice. So, that isn't very cool. But....that is another story.

Thankful 2011

K. I haven't done this in a year or two.........

These are in no particular order. And this list is never really finished. I have so much to be thankful for....I am thankful for SO MUCH.......there is no way I could ever really write it all down.
But, you know how I love to try:

I am thankful for:

Jesus loving me just as I am, my family, my friends, CHEESE, laughter, books, poetry, emotions, Katie and Becca, Tiffani, Wendy, TJ, Melissa, Off the Cuff, my family loving me even when I'm kind of crazy, Navin, being able to keep in touch with my friends when I feel so far away, knowing I have people in my life that will be there when I am old, Memorie, Tia, going to China to teach a language I love with incredible passion, my family being excited with me about my adventure, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter, my sister doing the 'sweater dance,' still being friends with people that were important to me when I was a teenager, Facebook putting me back in contact with those people that were important to me as a teenager, finding that some of those people are still important to me, seeing my friends live their dreams, discovering that I'm not as far off from my dreams as I once thought I was, getting a little healthier everyday, my PAPPY, my mom, finding out that my heart beats too slow and finding out what to do about it, dropping some serious shiz in the middle of my thankful post to see if peeps are paying attention, letting go of old grudges and finding I like myself better because I can 'grow up and get over it,' reading, did I mention laughing, travel, believing in equality, purple, listening to my family members laugh, making people laugh, rock and roll, dudes that can play guitar, art, expressing myself, hugging people I love, high fives, Ocean Water from Sonic, feeling blessed, my brothers, listening to my twin brothers work off each other like a comedy duo, DisneyLAND, more cheese, Kermit the Frog, baby smiles, knowing that God is good and He has GOT to have a sense of humor, Batman...................

And so forth.........

Happy Thanksgiving.