Monday, June 17, 2013

Things I Love Thursday ♥

1. Have you met Maddie the Coonhound? She is so adorable, is a rescue dog, has a book all about her, and  is now going on a tour! She'll instantly put a smile on your face.

2. Eating Christmas themed gobstoppers in June! Lots of flavors in assorted winter holiday colors. Yum!

3. This post on why it's okay to be unpopular is so uplifting and inspiring. A good reminder to always be true to yourself.

4. Going through a blogger's block? I know we've all been there, so this post is excellent to read to get back into the swing of blogging!

5. Write with Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, and Emily Dickinson thanks to Google!!

6. Even though it's not homemade like I like it, flan is still amazing even if it's in small processed packages.

7. The weather has been muggy because of rain, but I love the summer thunderstorms that lull me to sleep.

8. Almost done with the 9th season of Bridezillas. I am seriously obsessed with this show! Thank you, Netflix!

9. A ton of my friends from college are getting amazing dream jobs, and while it makes me feel old, I could not be more proud of my talented group of friends and all their accomplishments!

10. We're already half-way through June, but that just brings us closer to the 4th of July!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Currently [1]

Reading: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It's taken me about two weeks to get half-way done (embarrassing, I know) but I am so obsessed with it. I read about two chapters a night and have wonderful dreams of this Le Cirque des RĂªves, which is so vivid with Morgenstern's prose and imagery. I'm far from done with this book, but I highly recommend it.

Listening: 1994 by Jason Aldean. I listen to this song every day on the way to work and for some reason it always pumps me up. Mix in some random country songs from the local radio station and I'm ready to tackle my day!

Smelling: Nothing, actually! Apartment has not been cleaned so there is no lemon freshness wafting in the air.

Watching: Bridezillas on Netflix. They just posted Season 9 and it's one of my favorite guilty pleasure shows. These ladies are so crazy but so addicting.

Eating: Strawberries! Just picked some up from the store and I snack on them like they're going out of style. Makes my miss my mini strawberry plants from last summer, though. ):

Needing: Nothing. Which is a damn good feeling!

Wishing: That I could go camping by the lake soon. I know I don't seem like a "nature" girl, but the weather has been so lovely and I'm craving the wilderness for some reason. Call me crazy, but I would love to go on a camping adventure right now.

Thinking: Events from the past week that have put me in an emotional tailspin. Several co-workers have been through some horrible situations, and a gentleman who works for me recently got diagnosed with cancer. It's a lot to deal with and I'm trying to not let it affect me in front of everyone. It just makes me so sad and wish I could help everyone out, but sometimes there is really nothing you can do. Just be there for someone and let time help heal.

Loving: Sundays off in the warm June weather. These days off are very welcomed. ;)

What are you enjoying currently?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I LIVE... kinda

Hey y'all! Long time no see, right? Let's just say this is the end of my mini-hiatus! Hopefully for a veryyyyy long time.

Let me tell you -- life has been wild. Not the fun wild, either.

I have mainly been working. A ton. Which is not fun at all. In fact, it makes me angry.

Working 7 days a week, sometimes 13 hours a day is not fun. It's been rough with many hours of lost sleep and many days of a dirty apartment. Let alone I had to give up blogging for a bit, just to get some other things done. Slowly but surely I am trying to fit in things that I love. Work cannot take over my life and I've finally realized that. I'm trying to get my ducks in a row... blog more, look into ag-vocacy avenues (which I'll tell y'all more about later!), and trying to study for vet school. You know, doing more things for me.

For the most part, I'm going to try to update this regularly. No long absences. More fun posts of different things I love. Maybe a new layout? Either way, I will try to be around more often. Maybe it starts off as updating once a week, but I'll be here. (:

I've missed you guys, and I can't wait to get back into blogging!!