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Oct 232012
 

OK peeps, writing everyday is sometimes a challenge. So today i am bringing you 5 random facts about me. I’d really like it if you all would leave 5 facts about yourself in the comments so we can get to know each other better.

1. I am the eldest of 3 children.

2. I met my husband online in a random AOL chat room when I was 17 years old.

3. When I was in 4th grade I chipped my front tooth on a pair of scissors during a leather working craft at school.

4. I like to make random food combinations that taste like other foods. For example, eating Cheetos and tropical DOTS candies together tastes like pancakes and maple syrup. Try it!

5. I have wanted a pair of Dr. Martins combat boots since the time I was around 12 years old. My mother forbade me having them, and I still haven’t bought a pair to this day. I have however managed to skirt her rule about blue hair, and had 3 or 4 teal streaks for a while.

So those are my random facts. What are yours?

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Oct 142012
 

Hey guys! how’s your weekend going? We had a great weekend here. Hung out watching movies yesterday, and took the boy to his first corn maze today. I’ll do a proper post about that in a couple of days. Tonight it’s time for sleep.  Sweet dreams all.

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Oct 022012
 

Do you ever feel restless? Like you’re just going to go nuts in the same place doing the same things over and over? This happens to me from time to time, and one of my favorite things to do is take a road trip.

My husband and I used to take these random unplanned drives a lot more before our son was born. Most of the time we’d just pick a direction and try to see how far we could go before we got uncomfortably lost. Being in the southeastern corner of America, we had a lot of options for uncomfortably lost. It was here that I saw legitimate cotton fields for the first time. Not gonna lie, they made me a touch nervous. I can now say I’ve had the privilege of driving down the darkest roads in the world. OK maybe that’s an overstatement, but in Cali there are street lights pretty much everywhere. I did not know one could escape to pioneer days so easily.

The best thing about these meandering journeys is that we end up spending time together with nothing else looming in the background. We make memories and develop inside jokes and just laugh. There’s something absolutely freeing about driving with no destination in mind.

One of our most memorable trips took place about a month and a half before our son was born. If you’ve been pregnant, you probably know how claustrophobic you can start to feel during those last few weeks.  I needed to get out of the house, so we drove off one Saturday into a rural area of South Carolina. We drove along for about an hour and a half before I started to get that point of no return feeling. It was November, so the air was cool and crisp and the windows were down, as we looked for a place to turn around. If you’ve ever driven in the little known parts of the southern states, you know that roads are pretty much one lane in each direction, and turning points can be few and far between. We finally saw a turn off with a sign that said Hyatt’s Pond. As we pulled up to the turn off, a small dog came running along side of our minivan. At first it was kind of cute. It was kind of like ToTo from the Wizard of Oz. Then I noticed that no one was around. The owners of the dog were nowhere to be seen. And then out of nowhere 4 or 5 other large dogs appeared. It was like the little dog was the bait to get us on the road and the bigger dogs were the muscle. It was a dog mafia. The little dog ran out into the road forcing us to stop.  It just stood there barking with its cohorts coming up on the side of the van. We sat there for a moment hoping someone would come out of the house and call the dogs in. Apparently that wasn’t in the cards. The dogs just stood there barking and getting closer. The little one hopped up and I put the window up. I was starting to get a teensy bit worried. It was like something out of a horror movie. The road was so narrow that we couldn’t just back out. We had to keep creeping slowly forward trying to make sure we didn’t hit that freaking little yappy dog. All I could imagine was accidentally tapping a dog with a bumper and some person immediately appearing with a shot gun. What can I say? I have a fertile imagination. Plus I’m pretty sure someone was in one of those two houses. There were trucks in the driveways.  After much trepidation (which I’m sure lasted less than 10 minutes, but seemed like hours) we got past the boundary the dogs felt comfortable with. I guess attack dogs only feel comfortable going a few feet outside of their front yard *shrugs*. We made it to the turn around by what I have to assume was Hyatt’s Pond, and skedaddled with a quickness.

After the tension broke we couldn’t do anything but laugh hysterically. We still joke about that day. We like to think of it as the day we DIDN’T end up on the local news for being eaten by a pack of mafia dogs.  So yeah that’s my life on the edge. Some people base jump or cliff dive, I face down maniacal canines with a baby in my belly and a full bladder!

Do you have any rituals to relieve stress? Do you like getting lost? I’ve had my best adventures on roads leading to nowhere!

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Oct 012012
 

 

Oh, hello there. How are you? Did you have a nice weekend?

OK let’s lay it all on the table. I’ve been gone for a while. I know. I’m sorry. It’s not that I don’t like you, or anything like that. I’ve just been having a hard time coming up with things I wanted to say.

So to make up for my lack of wordiness, you get Blogtober! What is Blogtober?” , you ask. Well it’s October obviously, and I’m going to blog everyday. I can’t promise every post will be spine tingling, but I will try to make each day inspired by something close to my heart.

So please join me this Blogtober, as we settle into fall and all things cozy. Let’s see what we can get up to this month!

Have a fantastic day!

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Jan 032012
 

So, today on Twitter someone was complaining about people who blog to make friends and get free stuff. While I can agree that no one should be blogging in an attempt to get merchandise for free in exchange for giving the company publicity, I don’t see what’s so wrong with making friends. I mean yes you write because you love it, because you have something to say, or because it’s your job; but why is it so wrong to hope that someone will read what you wrote and come to like what you represent enough to want to get to know you better? Am I supposed to be sitting here in an aloof attempt to thrust my so called knowledge on masses of people as though I were in an ivory tower? That seems a little pretentious, if you ask me. I certainly wouldn’t say that anyone should write anything in an attempt to gain notoriety, but sharing a part of yourself with others isn’t exactly nefarious. So if I share something here, and it touches you, and you want to share in return I consider that success.  Anyway, that’s really all I have to say on the matter. I hope you’re having a great evening. Rest well.

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