Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Recap August- November 2010

Hello All-
Hope this finds everyone doing well. Just a little recap over the last few months.

Thanksgiving was a blast this year. Several friends, my mom and my niece got together for "Misfits Thanksgiving". Our friends deep fried a turkey and oh my gosh.. its the best thing ever! I truly have some amazing people in my life. As far as shopping I was excited with my Black Friday purchase of some new hiking boots and my most favorite, a North Face Jacket. I guess this means we will be hitting the lake soon.

Life in general has been going pretty smooth. We have been taking in some fishing as we have time and I'm learning to enjoy the simple things in life again. I have realized the older I get that life is going by way too fast. I don't want to be that 80 yr old lady that has regrets that she didn't do more with herself. I'm on a mission to make good things happen in 2011 for those around me. I've thought about doing some volunteer work. Something to show that I don't take for granted what a great life I have.

I'm hoping we will put our tree up this weekend. Last year was too raw with losing my dad and my grandmother and to be quite honest I was not in the mood to be cheerful. This year feels different in that I know no matter how many days, months or years pass they will always be present. Not to say that the holidays won't be hard but just knowing that it's ok for me to be happy is a good feeling.

My BFF is pregnant with a little boy and I'm so happy for her! I can't wait to meet the little guy and let him know how amazing his mama is!

Hope the holidays find you all well, peaceful and overall joyful.

In the words of one of my favorite artists-
"Just do your thing if it makes you feel better. Go on and sing if it makes you feel better"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Don't Worry, Be Happy

I heard a phrase the other day and it has stuck with me ever since.
"Happiness attracts Happiness".

What a profound statement for just 3 little words. Enough said.

So I will go and be happy and attract all the good things that life has to offer.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 2010

Like I wrote in my first blog, this has become a form of therapy for me and I just wish that life wasn't so crazy so I could write more often.

Do you ever hear a song that just makes you stop and think that the person singing must have written it specifically for you? I heard a song the other day by Miranda Lambert that really hit home. It was called House that Built Me. Basically its a song about a daughter going back home after being gone and trying to capture the memories of what she had as a child.

"I thought if I could touch this place or feel it, the brokenness inside me might start healing. Out here its like I'm someone else, I thought that maybe I could find myself. If I could just come in I'll swear I'll leave. Won't take nothing but a memory from the house that built me."

It was amazing how close to home this song was to me. My grandmother's home was truly the house that built me and helped me become the person I am today.

One of my favorite and more inspirational songs is from Edwin McCain -Just Do Your Thing

You're running that race a little bit faster now towards your finish line. It's such a disgrace You missed all the beautiful you can't buy back the time. So stop and love and dance and live And laugh until you cry. Don't wake up to realize that your time has passed you by. Just do your thing If it makes you feel better Go on and sing If it makes you feel better"

As I get older this song has taken on a new meaning and has more recently become more of a motto for me. Trying to realize that life is quickly going by and I want to make sure that I am living my life with no regrets.

I heard this song for the first time when Chris and I were planning our wedding. Turns out this guy is a local songwriter and I was instantly hooked- Until You by Dave Barnes.

I need you now and forever So stay right here with me Don't ever leave Love was kept from me like a secret And I swore that I was through Until you, until you

The last 9 years have been full of ups and downs but I have been fortunate to have Chris with me every step of the way. Babe, this song is for you. xoxo

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Summer Time

Well it has been a while since I've posted. Seems that life and work have managed to sneak up and take its toll on any free time that I have.

I'm so glad that it is finally summer time. I love the warm weather and all the activities that take place during this time of year. I think if I had the time I would grill out every day! I love turning on some good music and having the grill fired up with a cold drink in hand.

This was one of the better weekend that I have had in quite a while. Chris and I spent it with our good friends and enjoyed some great food and good drinks. Knoxville has managed to have some pretty good spots to eat and drink. We tried some new pizza Hard Knox Pizza and it was very tasty. We also went to a new place called the Bearden Beer Market. They have a decent selection of beers to buy along with a few that they have on tap. It's cool to see a local place take off and seemingly only by word of mouth.

Chris' mom and dad will be celebrating their 50th anniversary next month so we are trying to think of something fun for them. Right now we are looking at going to the Temptations Review in Pigeon Forge. I went there last year and it was so much fun. I love that era of music and it was well worth the money. I hope that in 50 years someone will be planning our anniversary party- perhaps we will go to a Lady GaGa review!

We are still continuing on our Financial Peace journey. I won't lie. It's hard to say no when all our friends are going out and traveling but we know that in a short little while we will be in a great place.

We are hopefully on the home stretch of closing dad's probate. I have a court date in July to be able to sell dads house/office. We have some potential buyers so I hope everything works out that they can be sold. I would love to have this wrapped up by the end of the year.