Monday, September 29, 2008

Here Comes October

My favorite month of the year is literally one day away! Now, you may be wondering why October is my favorite month...well, my friend, it is my favorite month for several very important reasons:
1-Fall, fall and more fall! Autumn is everywhere! Leaves are changing, the air is cooler (not in Abilene, but in normal places, leaves are changing and the air is cooler), the smell of wood burning fills the air, the scent of spices are everywhere and pumpkins are around every corner! And, I just realized I left Halloween off my list of favorite holidays a few posts ago. Dang it! Well, Halloween is around 4 or 5.
2-My birthday is in October! While I don't like the thought of getting older anymore (this happened when I hit 25 and someone told me I was half way to 50), I do so love my birthday! A whole day that is mine. However, the 21st falls on a pretty boring day this year (Tuesday) so both of you who read this need to make Tuesday, October 21st even more special!
3-Homecoming! My alma mater does a great job of celebrating homecoming and welcoming back their alumni. Even if I didn't work for the school, I'd still come to homecoming! Something about the craziness on campus, seeing old friends, packed football game...marvelous! I'm so excited about seeing so many friends! My pal Caddie is coming in from California and is staying with me...I can't wait to see her!

Here are a few fall pics I find inspiring!

My cousin Jody and I are taking her kids to the pumpkin patch Wednesday night. I'm so excited! I love the pumpkin patch and I love those fun! I'll take pics and post them!

Happy fall everyone! Enjoy this time of the year!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Parents of the Year

Here is the link to the page with the annoucement that my parents are being awarded ACU Parents of the Year. They were also featured in today's Abilene Reporter News.

I'll follow up with more from the weekend!

ACU Parents of the Year

Monday, September 15, 2008

For President...or Vice President I Should Say

Ok, I love Sarah Palin! I really really do! For those of you who know me well, you know that politics are not something I love. I hate to talk politics. I normally don't like to listen about politics. During the Presidential race, I check into the candidates, listen to what they have to say, make my decision and go with it. Now, just because I don't enjoy politics doesn't mean I'm not an avid supporter of our country or a huge fan of our right to vote. Believe me, I exercise my right to vote every chance I get! I would just rather spend my time talking about another subject other than politics. Until now that is. Have I mentioned I love Sarah Palin?! Anyway...this past Saturday, Tina Fey from SNL did a skit that I found absolutely hilarious...hilarious I tell you! If you haven't seen it, please see below. It's great!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


These are just a few thoughts currently running through my tired, overworked, brain. Nothing too intense...nothing too special...and probably nothing too interesting...However, I haven't written in quite awhile so I wanted to let all 3 of you who read this know, I AM STILL ALIVE!

My no particular order...

I'm a fan of Sarah Palin. Didn't know if I was going to like her when he first announced her name...probably cause I had never heard of her. But, after reading about her, hearing about her, watching her...I've decided I like her! In fact, I like the VP candidates better than the Presidential candidates!

I went to California a few weeks ago and I wish I was still there. I had an amazing time and it was absolutely beautiful. I seriously wish I was there!

Glimpses of fall have begun to show in A-town. The cooler weather and constant rain has been wonderful! I'm a huge fan of fall!

Football has begun! This warrants being said again. FOOTBALL HAS BEGUN! I'm so excited! I'm ranked fairly high on ESPN's Pig Skin Pick ' group is the Couch Potato FB Crazies. This weekend I have the pleasure to see 2 live football games. Friday night I'm watching my cousins husband coach the Cooper Cougars vs. the Abilene High Eagles. Then, good ole' ACU plays its first home game Saturday night! I am currently praying that it doesn't rain during either game...literally praying to God that the rain stop just for a few hours during His favorite sport!

Christmas is only a few short months away and I can't wait! As soon as Halloween is over, I will be pulling out the Christmas tree, Christmas music...Christmas everything! However, before Christmas comes my 4th favorite holiday...Thanksgiving! Which should be interesting this entire extended family on my moms side will be in Van this year. My ranked list of holidays are:
#1 Christmas
#2 4th of July
#3 My Birthday
#4 Thanksgiving
#5 Easter
#6 Valentines Day
#7 St. Patrick's Day
#8 MLK Day (simply cause I get off work)
#9 Labor Day
#10 Memorial Day

I fell off a stage the other day and sprained my ankle. The fact that I fell off the stage is pretty funny, so go ahead and laugh. If I have the opportunity to show you how I fell off, I feel you'll laugh even harder! Thank goodness no one witnessed this spectacle of "non-coordination!"

I believe that post-it-notes are quite possibly one of the greatest inventions known to office supplies. They're all over my desk...those little gems!

For 2 years now I've gone without a working washing machine. My dryer works, but not the washer. I've visited laundry mats, friends, family...sometimes with the specific intent to do laundry. However, out of the kindness of my dear mother's heart, she offered to have a repair man come fix my washer...therefore, I NOW HAVE A WORKING WASHING MACHINE! Why haven't I had a repair man come fix it? I honestly don't know. It wasn't that expensive. I guess it comes down to laziness. Whatever the case, it's fixed now and I'm doing laundry like mad woman! You know you've crossed over into adulthood when such simple things excite you!

My mother visited me for a couple of days and baked and cooked like crazy! I have so much delicious food in my house, I don't know what to do! Aren't moms wonderful? Dad's are wonderful too...but this past weekend I was especially grateful for my mom! My parent's are receiving ACU's Parents of the Year award next Friday and we're so excited! I'll for sure be posting on that!

I think that my future posts will probably cover the following topics:
My trip to Califorinia
This weekends football games
Parents of the Year

I hope you are doing well! Have a fabulous weekend! I leave you with the following inspirational quotes that I find great.

Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.
Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
Sarcasm helps keep you from telling people what you really think of them.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Optimism: Waiting for a ship to come in when you haven’t sent one out.