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Thursday, September 24, 2009

With out my cell phone...

This past Tuesday night, my girl Breean talked me into going out and getting some drinks. We both went to school with Adam the bartender at Rey’s so we got the hook up!! Needless to say, I had a little too much…and somehow managed to lose my cell phone. On my lunch brake yesterday I go back to the bar with no luck. I called before I left work as well to see if it had been turned in with no luck. Now, if you know me at all then you know I am practically glued to my phone. So I went home phoneless and I completely enjoyed an evening alone with my puppy Monroe and no phone. No vibrating, beeping or ringing…it was fabulous. I spent time with my mother and niece, watched Ghost with the dearly departed Patrick Swayze, enjoyed my homemade buffalo chicken salad and cleaned my house for about three hours. It felt good to get things done I had been putting off. Now I am on day 2 with out my phone and I couldn’t be happier. Not necessarily because I lost my phone but because with out it I have been able to take time to just sit back and reflect a little. I was sitting in my car this morning where I would normally be texting on my way to work or talking to my mother. Instead I was left with listening to my cd player and thinking about my precious puppy. He ate so much food last night and did not go number two so his belly was so big! He came running down the stairs and his belly was so heavy that when he got to the bottom his back end swung around and he ran into the wall!! I am sitting at a stop light this morning and just bust out laughing. I thought to myself that I am happy. I couldn’t remember the last time I was truly happy….years ago. I am finally happy again.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The Oxford English Dictionary defines forgiveness as "to grant free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offence or debt". I have been struggling with this in my life recently. I won’t hash out the details but I had a falling out with my sister. I don’t know how to move on and forgive her. I don’t even know how to be around her. I have so much anger, resentment and bitterness toward her that I don’t even know what the first step is. In general, I usually forgive fairly quickly so I don’t harbor all the negative feelings. You know the saying about forgiving but not forgetting…well I can’t seem to do either. I know it’s wrong. I know I should. I just don’t know how. I heard once:

Three things that make a person:
~ Commitment
~ Sincerity
~ Hard Work

Three Things in life that once gone, never come back:
~ Time
~ Words
~ Opportunity

Three things in life that can destroy a person:
~ Anger
~ Pride
~ Un-forgiveness

Three Things in life that is most valuable:
~ Love
~ Family & Friends
~ Kindness

It’s true…Un-forgiveness, not being able to forgive, the inability to forgive will destroy you. It will change the person you are. So what can be gathered from above is that I sincerely need to forgive my sister for the words exchanged between us because my anger will just get the best of me and nothing is more important than family. The Lord says “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37 What I need to realize and anyone who has this problem is that we are only hurting our selves. I have to stop dwelling on her words and actions that have hurt me because “in those who do not harbor such thoughts hatred will cease.” Now i begin the journey of forgiveness.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

15 Simple Pleasures....

15 of my Simple Pleasures...

~ A girl’s night in….chic flix, wine, chocolate and good conversation
~ Singing in my car….man I sure think I sound good
sleeping in…
~ homemade cookies in the oven…
~ Relaxing in a bubble bath with a glass of wine and a book
~ mani-pedi and a hair cut
~ Spending time with loved ones
~ Take a blanket to the park and lay in grass
~ Cooking while enjoying a glass of wine
~ Enjoy a book
~ Curl up on my couch with my puppy Monroe
~ Coupons…love to save money
~ Shopping…because I love to spend it
~ Fresh Cut Flowers (and taking the time to smell them…)
~ Missing the redlights on the way to work

Just to name a few....what are your simple pleasures

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

First Time Blogger

I have been following my best friend's blog for a while now and finally decided to give it a try. I have always enjoyed writing and hope this can be a way to vent some frustration with everyday life. I am a 24 year old with plenty of drama and a life just keeps throwing me those curve balls. I grew up fast and have learned a lot especially from being married so young. I am still working on finding who Ashley is after all is said and done. I hope this blog will help...