Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bloglovin

My Blog  is now on Bloglovin for those changing readers.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Whatever Wednesday



I was thinking about my life and where I have come from. I was thinking about all of the twists and turns, heart aches, heartbreaks, love, loss and all of the things in between. I think all of those things shape who you are. It shapes how open you are to meeting new people and trying new things.

I was reading my blog back from 2009 to see how much has changed since then.
I am so glad that May of 2009 happened when it happened and how it happened. I am so glad that nasty breakup happened.
I am glad that it took me a while to be ok because when I was ok - I was out and about and partying like crazy.

I was able to open my life up. The day in October of 2009 when B Facebook "IM"ed me to catch up was the day that changed my entire life.  He and I used to talk ALL of the time in college and post college. He was one of the people that KNEW me. Then we went our separate ways into really long term relationships. We lost touch and each others numbers. That fateful day in October of 2009 he asked me if I was still in Houston. I was. He wanted to meet up sometime and catch up on life. I, being the spontaneous person that I can be said "I don't have anything after work today, do you?"
I really didn't have plans and the thought of just going to the gym and back home alone sounded crappy- It was a Thursday night. So we met up.
We weren't meeting up to start dating - it just happened. We were meeting up because we truly were great friends who wanted to catch up with each other. I never would have guessed that we would be spending the next 2 weeks together non stop.

He had to go out of town for work, and even in the middle of nowhere in Big Bend Park - he found cell coverage to talk to me.  Ever since then, our conversation has not stopped.

You see, what I learned was - when someone wants to be with you, they make it happen. They will go to the only point in a national park to call you so that you know they thought of you.

I am grateful that I was open and ready to meet someone - and actually - I was even more grateful that I didn't meet a NEW person - but that I reconnected with someone that I already knew so well.

I am grateful for this blog - to see how much I have changed - and to know my thoughts and where I was coming from.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sickness

I wish I could say that I have been doing something fabulous....

but in all truthfulness...



This is what I have been drinking:








Eating:








And doing:








Food Poisoning or a stomach bug. Not sure. Don't care. I want it gone.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Favorites- Bachelorette

Today's favorite is only one - or actually many if I am really honest.

My favorite is my bachelorette party - because I had ALMOST all of my nearest and dearest friends with me.


We made it to New Orleans around 6pm on Friday night. We decided we would "take it easy Friday night" - Yeah we got to our hotel rooms around 2:45AM. That was taking it easy....

Friday dinner was at Bourbon House Oyster Bar. Everything was incredible.

And this is me drinking something...I have no idea what. It was too much fun.
 
 
We had brunch at Cafe Adelaide and then in the afternoon went to a dance studio to learn "Burlesque" - and it was so much fun. The girls and I laughed non stop.
 
For dinner Saturday night we went to Mr. B's.
 
The 3 of us had their famous BBQ Shrimp. SO GOOD.
 
Afterwards we went to the Carousel bar:
Such pretty friends!
 
 
Then it was time to change for our fun night out:
 
 

The theme for Saturday night was "Prep" - I think we did good. I am a hot mess - only because my friends made sure I had a fantastic time. Notice the champagne in hand.

Not pictured are our argyle knee high socks.

And we ended the night at Pat O's - clearly I am red faced and had too much fun. I have no idea what time we got back to the hotel room. Sometime after 2:30.


I love my friends.


So much for a "lazy taking it easy weekend in NOLA"

Monday, March 11, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Favorites


My favorite is this entire week.

1. Wednesday's news that I have "no evidence of disease" This made my day. Well this and coming home to B popping a bottle of the most delicious Champagne. 
It was good and made my evening. 
 
 
2. Opening the front door to a wedding present! We got new pots and pans!. We are so excited about using all of them. And by we - I mean me. I think B is just excited that it makes me want to cook even more!
 

 
Aren't they pretty?!
 

3. Continuing on wedding presents, we also got a new rug. (Yes we registered for a rug and B's great grandmother bought it for us.)  Roxy wasn't so sure about it at first - she was on the couch and afraid to jump off onto it. Now, I think she loves it.
 
I know it is "plain" - but it is a sisal rug and I love it.
 
 
4.  Last night - B and I went to the Rodeo. Ok, I know you are thinking - You at the Rodeo - y'all I'm from Texas. Yes I was at the Rodeo - in my company's suite watching the Zac Brown Band play. It was perfect.
 
 
5. Lastly - I am headed to the ATX (AUSTIN!) this weekend for a Childhood (ok and Highschool and College and now in life) friend's bachelorette party. I am so excited.