Monday, November 21, 2011

Living With A Boy: Christmas Tree

Mood:  Content, nothing to complain about
Weather:  Chilly and cloudy

So the other day, Cyndi and I went to walmart.  While we were there I found this absolutely beautiful, all white, pre-lit tree for only $40. . .so of course we had to get it.  Then we got a bunch of ornaments. . .that were all purple, pink, and white :P we even got purple high heel shoe ornaments and a purple balarina.  We thought CJ was going to flip because he loves christmas and we just got a bunch of girly ornaments so I had him hide in the bedroom while we set it up.  Turns out he loves the tree, he was just happy that he doesn't have to worry about it. . .what a guy response :P So anyways, here's the tree:  

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Living With A Boy: Dinner for 7 update :)

Dinner went very well.  I made my marinaded chicken that I fry in a pan, pasta salad, garlic bread, and broccoli. My parents brought cheesecake and CJ's mom brought soda and a bottle of red wine.  Everything came out great, but my chicken didn't come out as good as it normally does.  That's just my luck though, I finally want to show it off and it doesn't come out as good.  It was still really good, but its usually better :) Then, after everyone left, we shared the bottle of wine that no one wanted and cleaned up <3

Living With A Boy: And a girl?

Mood: Great, but not feeling very well 
Weather: Not sure but it looks gloomy 

I just recently got back into contact with the girl I grew up with from the time I was 2.  Cyndi moved in next door to me when I lived in amsterdam and saw that I had a swing set at my house.  Well she just came right over and started playing on my swing set and I saw her out the window so I ran to tell my mommy.  My mom then took me outside to meet the strange girl on my swing set and we've been best friends ever since.  I couldn't remember her name after that so when I wanted her to come play I would just yell friend out my window. . .:P Well I don't know how much she wants me to post publicly but she recently got out of a bad situation and is now staying with CJ and me until she finds a job and gets her own place.  Its nice having a girl around for a change, especially one that I've known for so long.  Its nice catching up :) We don't have a spare bedroom for her so she is staying on our couch, luckily we have a lot of storage space in our apartment so finding room for her stuff really isn't a problem.  

Sunday, November 6, 2011

LIving with a Boy: Dinner for 7

Today is the day we've all been waiting for.  Today I am having my family and CJ's mom up for dinner. . .I'm cooking my special chicken, my parents are bringing dessert, and CJ's mom is bringing beverages.  Its the first time I'm having any of them over for dinner for my cooking.  I've cooked for my parents before, but never my own recipe :)  So I am making my special chicken, italian pasta salad, broccoli and garlic bread :) and my parents are bringing a surprise for dessert.  Finding enough seating for 7 people is hard enough but we're figuring it out.  I'll post an update after :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

4 Years. . .

Mood: Reminiscent 
Weather:  Chilly but otherwise a nice day :)

I can't believe its been 4 years.  November 6th, tomorrow, will be 4 years since the day Jessie died.  Its always been a hard day for me. . .and quite honestly probably always will be.  This day changed my life. . .and I will never be the same.  For those of you that don'e know, Jessica Canfield was my cousin.  She was almost exactly a year older than me and we were best friends.  We grew up together and November 6th, 2007 she was taken from me.  My cousin, her little sister, and Jessie's best friend all skipped school and were driving through the town of Florida. . .she over turned and then over corrected and hit a tractor trailer head on.  Her best friend broke her leg.  Her little sister, who was 11 at the time. . .was nearly cut in half by her seat belt and is now confined to a wheel chair because she is paralyzed from the waste down.  When I got that phone call that night. . .a part of me died, and an even bigger part of me died when I saw her laying in a box. . .motionless at the funeral 6 days later.  Tomorrow will be 4 years. . .4 years.  That's 1461 days.  She was like a sister to me and I miss her very much.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of her. . .and remember her.  I am going to the cemetery tomorrow, I go at least twice every year, on the anniversary and on her birthday.  I love you and miss you to death Jess.  I wish you were here with me. . .there is so much I want to tell you.  I want you to meet Jack, and CJ.  I want my best friend back.  RIP Jess <3 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Journey to Me: Part II

I want to be:
the hand you grasp when no one else is there
the light in the darkness
the smile on your face
the one that lifts the weight off your shoulders
the shoulder you cry on
the person you trust
the friend you've always needed

I want to be:

Do they offer college courses for that??? 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Recently of Me :)

Halloween 2011: Part II

Mood: Well. . .ya know
Weather: Not horrible for November 

So this year on Halloween I was supposed to have class from 6-9pm.  And I had all intentions of going to said class.  I even drove all the way to college, sat at college with my friends before class. . .but no, I never made it to class.  Instead I ran down and got some candy and a pumpkin basket and drove home to spend Halloween handing out candy with my boyfriend.   So I put on a green boa and sat outside.  The first couple people that showed up nearly took all of my candy (yes I made the mistake of letting them get their own.  Rookies mistake)  but then they came back for more later!! and me. . .even though I identified that I recognized them, I still gave them a bit more. . .Mainly because I only had about 6 or 7 different groups of people come to the apartment.  Even though I live in the city I live right next to a university and all but about 3 or 4 houses on the block aren't frat houses :P So generally people don't bring their kids here.  But oh well.  That's not the worst part.  My boyfriend usually gets out of work at about 6 and gets home around 6:30.  Well I got home about 5:30 and immediately went outside to hand out candy. By 7:30 he still wasn't home.  I had planned to surprise him at home and was waiting for him. . .but he never showed up.  He doesn't have a cell phone for me to text him, but I knew that because he had expected me to be at school he went over to his bestfriend Alex's house.  So I drove over there close to 8:00 and brought them the rest of my candy.  My boyfriend and I spent the rest of the night together, even though my halloween plans didn't exactly go as planned :P