Friday, February 11, 2011

On a lighter note...

One time I fell off my bike while training for Iron Girl... & this is what happened.

Set the Scene:

It's 6am on a Monday morning... Warm, about 70 degrees... had just ran a mile to warm up... Boyfriend was getting ready for work and I had some time so I thought I would take a light loop on my bike...

Enter: wooden bridge, still slightly wet with dew.

guess who wasn't wearing a helmet..

yeah that would be a sprained shoulder courtesy of my sweeet flip over the handle bars

and then i had to go to work-- 2days later after the painkillers

my cheek and ear were bloody and covered in scabs!

my baby sayin "feel better soon Momma!"
Note to self: wear a helmet & be cautious of wet, wooden bridges. -- oh & Buy an Aflac Accident Policy!!

that's all.

Strength, Hope, Confidence, Faith

These four words are getting me through this week.

Last night was going good. I had dinner. I went to Comedy night at the Loft downtown. It was hilarious and made me laugh till I cried-- twice.

Then I went home.

There I learned the most disturbing news I have ever heard. It hit home right in the center of my heart -- litterally like a piping hot spear had hit me in the chest.

I didn't know what to do. I can't run. It's 11:00 at night and scary, bad people are on the streets at this time. Sleeping is not an option. I can't call anyone because I am only about 10% sure of anything I had just heard.

So I cried.    and I cried.. and I cried..

wow. that's a good one.
And then I stopped crying. And I started thinking [outloud] to myself "What are you doing?" .. I had done nothing wrong. I was wronged. By crying more I am only allowing the situation to affect me more. And that has got to stop.

I must have talked out loud to myself for a solid 2 hours.

I decided I am going to be strong throughout this situation. Not just SAY I'm going to do it, but I am. I've wasted enough energy worrying and stressing and questioning. That is over and strength is in.

I also decided I am going to have hope. I am going to live on hope that the future will be better. That this is the lowest point this situation can come to and that there are brighter days ahead. If I don't live like this, how will I live?

I am going to have confidence in myself. The things that are going to change in my life are not going to hurt me. I am going to be "okay". And I'm going to make it to the other side a happier person.

Lastly, I am keeping Faith- as I always should. but faith in this situation. Faith that I've learned something. Faith that God won't throw more than I can catch.
... i'm workin on it.

I feel so much better now.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Something's not right

I just got done with a quick little project at work that consumed my life for a quick little 2 whole days.

Whew, it's 4:29 pm, is that too late for breakfast?

I would love to tell you what's going on in my life, but to be honest I have no clue. My heart is in such a confusing place right now. My mind wants everything in the world to be giggly and happy and stupid like usual, but my heart is juuuust... soooo.. heavvyy. I think it has something to do with this upcoming holiday-- and I think I might be broken. I have just been *consumed* with thinking about this weekend (when my brain isn't consumed with charts and presentations and formulas). I don't even know how to explain what's wrong-- but I can truly say that everything isn't right.

...I think I'd rather beat around the bush than try to actually figure out what I'm trying to say-- so please bear with me.

I've been trying to surround myself with happy people and things & today my bloggy buddy *Trisha* posted these beautiful things that made me honestly smile-- and for that I am so thankful.

These aren't a perfect fix to a fractured heart but they certainly will mend temporarily:

..sometimes that's hard to remember, so why not have a reminder?

okay, I guess I just needed to get some things out there.

I'm gonna go home in 35 mintues and have a nice cold adult beverage. That should do the trick!

Later ya'll!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Super Sundayy!

Mini Weenies .... Check!

Apple Slices .... Check!

Doritos .... Check!

Yuengling .... Check!

Steelers Tshirt .... Check!


everyone needs one of these..

Today's the day! We've been waiting ALL season for this day!! In t-minus 5 hours I'm gonna crack open the first beer of the day and get ready!

On another note, yesterday was a fantastic day. I woke up early to homemade apple pancakes and coffee, then watched the movie Phenomenom & spent the morning being lazy. Then Boyfriend and I went to TJ Maxx where I found an awesome white serving platter for $10 (I'm going back today to get another one..) Then we went to the IMAX theater and watched Inception. That movie is amazing. I have seen it before but fell asleep at the end of it and I'm so glad I watched it once before I went to the theater because it is soooo confusing. I really enjoyed being able understand what was going on. So if you haven't seen it-- I highly suggest watching it! After the IMAX we came home and made pizza then went back out and hung out at Spicoli's and drank a couple pitchers of beer-- where I am almost positive I saw WILLIE NELSON... haha for real.

I saw him, seriously. But I was drunk-- so there's a little room for recognition error, right? haha
& p.s. i didn't take this picture.

Okay ya'll I'm goin back to TJ Maxx.. Have a good Superbowl SUNDAYYY!!



Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Fantastico!

Today's post is about my list of "FANTASTICS!"

Starting with:

...Casual Fridays!
I am 100% dressed up for the STEELERS at work today and I'm loving it. I mean right down to the beaded necklaces. I work at a Fortune 200 company and I am so thankful for the little things-- this jean Friday and Steelers gear is definitely one of them.

I love these shoes! They are so comfortable and they form to your foot for those of us who have ZERO Arch, these are FANTASTIC! --- their business plan is pretty fantastic too, with every pair you buy, a child gets a pair in a third world country. Pretty Fantastic if you ask me.

SIFE is the reason I have a job. SIFE is the reason I learned professionalism and presentation skills. SIFE pretty much feeds me. If you're reading this and you're still in college and you're interested in Corporate America you should join SIFE! -- it'll change your life, I promise!
What's better on a cold, rainy Friday morning than a VENTI Peppermint Mocha with Whipped Cream and an extra shot of espresso after a 5am work out? NOTHING.. and thus Starbucks has officially made it on my *Friday Fantastico* list :)  --they have a pretty rockin' business plan too if you're in the market for a job!

...The Hunger Games Trilogy!!!

I read these books (without having any idea what they were about) because everyone in the blogging world was loving them and I IMMEDIATELY saw why! That trilogy is amazing. I read all three books in 3 weeks (which is good for me). I am honestly thinking about already reading them again. READ THEM. DO IT. You Won't be sorry!!

...Pandora Radio!
If it wasn't for Pandora, my days would be soooo muchhh longerrrr.. and also on long road trips-- plug in your phone and you're set with good music for as long as you need!

...Fish Oil Supplements!
haha, okay this one is kind of random but I started taking Fish Oil pills a few weeks ago because I had been hearing so many good things about them. And everything is pretty true to point so far. I used to have some crazy crazy nightmares which I thought were the cause of too much stress and not letting my mind wind down at night and since I started taking this supplement my mind is more at ease and I've had less nightmares. It's also been proven to help your body be more lean. I don't know if this is true, but if it happens I won't complain! haha.

...Crock Pots!
okay, okay, I must be running out of things to write about because I've listed Crock Pots but to be honest, Crock Pots are pretty much the only way Alan and I eat decent meals. So if you suck asssss at cooking and you're always pressed for time Crock Pots are the way to go!

...Vintage Pearls!
Yesterday I was looking for a container for my new Fish Oil pills (which happen to be approx. 6" long and 2" thick.. just kidding -- but seriously they're huge) and something led me into the Finds & Consigns store down the street. I walked into that place and immediately fell.. in.. LOVE.. The first thing I spotted was exactly what I was looking for- it was a small round trinket box, cir. 1930 that is covered in pearls. No decision necessary, it went straight home with me!

So this post has no value to anyone but me and is just a jumble of random shit I like, but ya know whatttt?

I don't care :)  Hopefully I can look back on this post in a few years and still be able to appreciate the days of Crock Pots and Toms canvas shoes.

I hope ya'll have  a great weekend rooting for those Steelers in the Superbowl!

taa taa!!