Friday, April 22, 2011

It was nice to find out we both had mixed feelings...

I was reunited with my long lost love just a few days ago.  Sometimes I think I have forgotten what it is like to hang out with girls.  This is what made me nervous.  So nervous that the feelings of excitement had to take a backseat for a moment. 

May I just say, she is more beautiful than I remember.  (I know she thinks I am writing this because I know she will read it- I would write it anyway, dear friend). We had plans for the day and though we made it through only half of them (thanks to great conversation and Bad Girls Club on demand), it was still fantastic.  I look forward to the next time we get to reunite (soon, please). 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I am counting down the days until I get to reunite with one of the most important people in my life.  We have let distance pull us apart but I cannot wait to see her again.  


Friday, April 15, 2011

It is spring break.  FINALLY. 

I made a New Years resolution that brought this blog into existence.  It was my intention to blog everyday and I didn't even make it half way through the year.  Maybe I had unrealistic expectations.  Maybe in the past few weeks of chaos and stress I chose to focus more on the things that were bringing me down than the beautiful things that were happening despite the waste of energy on negativity.  I want to promise myself that I will keep this up but I don't want to let myself down again.  Great things did happen this past week. 

I realize this entry sounds depressing.  I am not unhappy.  Like I said, it is spring break! :)
Good is coming I can feel it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 101?

I am sad I missed Day 100.  That should be like a milestone or something.  However, there are NOT 100 entries... 

I am back, though.  I have come up from air from my jewelry making after my most wonderful boyfriend "hounded" me for days and days.  That's not true.  But, like any awesome boyfriend should, he did ask me several times about it. So here I am.  Not out of obligation.  Not because Gabe asked for it.  

Because I want to be.  :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 96- Octopus

Sometimes things creep their way into existence in my mind.  
Sometimes they are forced. 
Sometimes, by chance, I run into them in numerous unrelated instances.  

I saw this octopus pendant on eBay.  It was quite beautiful and I added it to my watch list, unsure of my intentions.  That day (this was actually yesterday) while stumbling through pictures on facebook, I saw this same pendant being worn by a friend of a friend.  
Tonight, while looking at some other pictures (yes, I realize this paints me as a facebook-picture-stalker) I saw this same pendant again.  I don't know what is creepier- me stalking facebook pictures or seeing this odd, rare, octopus pendant 3 times, randomly, in a 24 hour period. 

Yes, perhaps this is the "new car" syndrome in which you suddenly notice something common, now important, when it was always there before. 
Yes, perhaps this is a sign that I should buy this pendant and it will bring me good fortune.  

But...Most likely, I will not buy it and will forget it in a few days.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 93- Old Town, New Town

Since moving to Forest City I must say I have been less than impressed with my surroundings.  I must also  say that I did not have high expectations to begin with, so I was really not too let down.  But I am happy to have moved out of old places where people were more ugly than I expected- not ALL people... some.  

Today Gabe and I went out on an excursion through the downtown of Forest City.  We loaded our bikes in his truck and really had no idea where we were going to ride. We settled in a parking space in the middle of downtown.  While taking back alleys and side streets to nowhere, we found weathered, dilapidated, beautiful places.  An abandoned old factory parking lot was one of my favorites.  Black asphalt lying next to a not-so-old yet not-so-new factory with slight inclines felt like the best find in this town.  Along with this were the back doors and boarded windows with pigeons that became perfect photos in my mind. 

While riding back to the car I shared my new found love for this city with Gabe.  I saw many stores, nooks and crannies that I did not know even existed.  I am looking forward to "branching out" and trying new places in this town that is feeling more and more like home, finally, after 6 months.