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So me right now…

In Random, Writing on July 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Promotion at work, wedding, honeymoon, regular day to day activities.  A million excuses have kept me from just sitting down with a pen and paper and geting out these idea’s I’ve had building up in my brain.  Time to purge a few of them and get back in the game. No more excuses, I gotta clear out some mind space for some new stuff.   Mental spring cleaning – better late than never at all!

More Mush

In Random on March 25, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Maybe it’s my impending nuptials…
Maybe my hormones are out of whack…
Maybe I’m turning into a sap in my old age…
But this stuff is gettin’ me lately!

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But this one is definitely more the style of me and my fiance:

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ūüėĬ†¬† Happy Friday!

Love Is…

In Opinion, Opinion/Personal, Random on March 5, 2016 at 12:52 pm

No worries, I won’t be giving some over-thought detailed list of all the things that love should be based solely on my needs and desires.  Love is many things, and those many things are different from person to person. But the one commonality I’ve noticed most is that people forget how simple it should be, just like everything else in life once adulthood hits.

Yes, life is complicated, but think about how much of that complication is caused by overthinking, overreacting, baggage from previous experiences – I could keep going.  But instead, I’ll just take a moment to remind everyone that things are so much easier to understand and accept when they are kept simple and pure, like when we were children, before we were jaded by the negativity of the world and our own doubts.

So I’ll just leave this here.  Pure, honest, true.  Think about it.

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The Agent of Injustice

In Opinion, Opinion/Personal, Personal, Random on September 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Kim Davis.

There’s no way you haven’t heard her name or seen her face at least once for her refusal to issue marriage licenses in a Kentucky County, despite being ordered by the federal court multiple times and now possibly facing fines and jail time. ¬†To some she’s a martyr, standing up for her religious beliefs. ¬†To some she’s a nuisance, furthering stereotypes of the region and keeping her tax payer funded job position despite refusing to perform her job duties.

First of all, let me start by saying that this country was built for people to have the freedom to have their own beliefs and to fight for those beliefs.  I applaud those that are brave enough to stand out from the crowd and stand firm on their beliefs.  My issue with her is not that she is standing up for her religion.  My issue is that, should her personal beliefs conflict with her job and changing her personal beliefs is not an option for her, then she should find a new job.  My issue is that her personal beliefs being allowed to affect her job performance is hindering the freedom of others.

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To Nip, or No? *Warning – Boobies.

In Opinion, Opinion/Personal, Random on July 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

I’ve been seeing a lot of debate over this whole “free the nipple” craze lately.¬† Those in support state that women are hypersexualized, that there should be no difference in seeing the male nipple everywhere versus seeing the female nipple. There’s even a new trend on social media in which girls are posting topless photos of themselves with a male nipple photoshopped over their own nipples, which ultimately gives the appearance of wearing a nipple-pasty.

I am inserting the “Read More” tag early in this post, as bewbs are to follow, and not all people wish to see that unprepared. Or at all…

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I’m a gardening fool

In Random on June 21, 2015 at 9:59 pm

Fiance and I decided we wanted to try gardening this year.¬† He had helped his parents with their garden when he was younger, and I once had a pitiful attempt at a window sill herb garden.¬† This was a first for us both to really try to garden.¬† We knew it was going to take work, but we were looking forward to it. Not only would we have vegetables readily available, but we would save a little money – never mind the fact that “fresh” selections at our local grocery stores seemed to be suffering lately and it was becoming more and more difficult to not overpay for a set of anything just to have to throw half of it out the very next day because it was already going bad.

We also enjoy supporting our local and small businesses, so we decided against seed packets from a chain store.  Instead we visited a nearby farmer and his wife who run a greenhouse next to their home.  He cut us a great deal: we were handed a plastic tray that held up to 12 plants.  We filled that tray and purchased 1 extra plant all for just $20.  Because it was our first garden, we stuck to things we felt would be easiest: 4 different kinds of peppers, 3 different kinds of tomatoes, zucchini, and cucumber.

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It’s the little things

In Personal, Random on June 11, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Some days, I’m confident. 100% happy. 1000% sure of – everything. Totally in control.

Some days, my brain glitches out. I’m a zombie. Forgetful. Confused, even by the most mundane tasks.

Some days, I’m indescribable. I’m scared, nervous, anxious. For what? I never know. It makes me unhappy.

It’s exhausting for me, so I can only imagine how exhausting it is for the people close to me.

But I thank my lucky stars every day for those people. Those people and their little words or actions, those people who don’t even realize what they do.

My wonderful grandmother, so proud of the things I’ve taken after her, always sure to remind me that no matter what is going on she’s supportive and understanding.

My quirky mother, unknowingly providing quality entertainment in attempting to learn new technology and this crazy texting thing.

And my wonderful fiance, eat-breath-live-music man, who chooses his own way to show me he cares. Never flowers, because those just sit until they die. But useful little gifts, and funny little songs.¬† And telling me that he loves me “more than everything, even vinyls and banjo and guitar.”

And I soak it up and let it settle in.¬† And I feel balanced again – because I love and am loved, and that’s what’s really important here.

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I have these kind of days…

In Funny, Random on April 28, 2015 at 9:42 pm

The Wedding Games

In Opinion/Personal, Personal, Random on February 16, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Announcing an engagement is always a big deal. ¬†Some people throw a party. ¬†Some people immediately get professional pictures done. ¬†Some people change their relationship status on social media. ¬†Fiance and I updated our Facebook, made phone calls to those we wouldn’t be seeing soon, sent texts to our closest friends, and showed the ring off to our families.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when we announced our news. ¬†First of all, we had only been dating a year and a half. ¬†To some people, that would be a quick relationship progression. ¬†However, for us, it just makes sense. ¬†Fiance and I have been on the same page from the very beginning. ¬†After our first date, we both knew there were going to be many more. ¬†It was comfortable and felt safe and we made each other happy. ¬†After a few months, we both knew that dates on weekends wasn’t enough and decided to move in together. ¬†It felt right. ¬†After a few more months, idle chatter started about positions on marriage and children and all the things you start to talk about when you find the person you can’t see spending a day without. ¬†Maybe to others it could appear to be a rash decision made quickly and without thought, as our whole relationships could be viewed I suppose, but what they say is true: when you know, you know. ¬†And in my opinion, this has to be the closest thing to fairytale love-at-first-sight that there ever was. ¬†The real elephant in the room is that fact that I’ve been down this road before. ¬†I’ve been engaged. ¬†I had a wedding. ¬†I was in a marriage. ¬†And the point of that story is that it failed.

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Update, and a little something to get you through your day

In Random on January 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

I have neglected my blog a bit. ¬†In going through old posts and things today, I realized how outdated some of it is – namely my Who, Me? page. ¬†So, I updated it. ¬†There’s more accurate info and a few pictures on there now. ¬†Feel free to take a look, check it out if that strikes your fancy.

And also, if you’re like me and need a little pick-me-up to get through the day without a full on breakdown sometimes, I’ve included the following¬†instructional exercise¬†strange and oddly entertaining video for your viewing pleasure.

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