September 10, 2009

because i have nothing else to write about...

i haven't done one of these in a while. so here it goes...

Right now I Am:
watching NFL football on tv. thank you Lord! football season is here. football is the one thing that gives me a competative spirit. i love that i know the rules, and how it works. i love that i can, for the most part, name players and positions. i love that i can tell people news about different teams. of course, this come with the fact that i work for the most recognized football team in America, or world for that matter. Go Hogs & Go Cowboys!

Music I'm listening to on repeat:

ok, i'll admit it... i love miley cyrus! can't get enough of Party in the USA!

I also have jumped on the Kings of Leon train. i just downloaded there CD on my iphone. love that song, Use Somebody.

I'm glad:

tomorrow is friday, and my mom and step dad are coming to visit this weekend. they haven't been to Dallas since April. They have not seen the house since we have gotten it a little more decorated, and done some more updates. I have to work Saturday, but I hope we have a good time seeing each other and hanging out. Friday night Bill and I are going to grill hamburgers on our new grill that mom and Mark got Bill for his bday. I'm goint to make baked beans and watermelon and feta salad to go with the burgers. Saturday when i get off work i think we are going to try and take a tour of Cowboys Stadium. They both want to see it. It is amazing! We will probably go to church sunday morning then they will head back to Little Rock. There is a chance of rain all weekend, so hopefully that doesn't dampen (no pun intended) the fun!

I'm missing:
my best friends. growing up and moving is wonderful, but quite bittersweet. after graduation we all moved in different directions. the biggest one of all being, that i got married and moved to dallas, tx. it has been difficult for us being apart from family, friends, and everything we have ever known. but, it has also been great to get away from what we knew and to learn new things. there isn't a day that i don't think about my besties, my family, and my Little Rock. love you all!

I'm relieved:

i am not in politics. i try to keep up. i try to understand. but its a lost cause. i do know that i don't drink the Obama kool-aid. not to say that i will always disagree with everything he says or does, but for the most part i'm not riding that train. i'm a conservative and i use my faith and my beliefs as my stand on politics. thats all i have to say about that.

I'm currently reading:
ummmm...nothing. i'm not much of a reader. i sometimes wish i was and i try and look cool at Barnes and Noble browsing through the aisles. i usually end up around the magazine stands reading a People or Glamour.

I'm ready to:
get back to Fayetteville for a visit. I have only been back once since i graduated! that is entirely too long. i have only been to one football game too. most importantly i havn't seen my name on the senior walk!
list of things i would do if i made a trip to the 'Ville:
-see my name on the senior walk
-$1 slice night at Gino's Pizza
-Dickson St. (On the Rocks, Z330, Grubs, etc)
-see the house i lived in. or lack there of...they tore it down :(
-drive up and down maple. just to make sure it all looks the same.
-tailgate in the Pit
-check in on my BFF natalie at Foghorns, and eat some chicken quesadillas
-La Huerta!
-and so much more!!!

I am looking forward to:
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M game! October 3rd the Southwest Classic comes to Cowboys Stadium. This is a big deal for several reasons:
-Dad and I are Arkansas alumni
-my cousin is a senior at A&M
-Its at Cowboys Stadium
-a ten year tradition!

I'm excited about:
my new chandelier in my dining room. it definitely tops the previous 1982 stained glass looking one. bill and i actually installed a new fan in our living room and the new chandelier this weekend. the house is coming together, slowly but surely.
another thing i'm excited about is my lighted pumpkin i bought today at pier 1 for fall! i've been wanting it since last year, so i splurged and got it today. can't wait to put it out. i can't find a picture of it on the website or otherwise i would show you. its super cute.
Recent television addiction:
BIG BROTHER! Thanks to my step mother, i am addicted to this show. Its a great summer show because it comes on 3 nights a week. so, since there aren't many summer shows that i enjoy, this makes up for it. next tuesday is the 2 hour finale and i can not wait! i'm a little sad its about to be over, but that means my favorite fall shows are about to premier! can't wait for some Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives!

I want to bake:
i'm not much of a baker, so i would choose Strawberry Pie instead. It is my all time favorite dessert and its so easy to make! It was my grandmother's (mom's mom) receipe, and my mom makes it every summer, and now i do. i've made it twice this summer so far. its the best summer dessert. if anyone wants the receipe just ask, because i promise you will fall in love with it!

Last thought:
I can't believe tomorrow marks the 8th anniversary of 9/11. That day will never be forgotten. Bill and I were talking about it the other day, and just how the country has never been the same. It was my junior year of high school and i was in my first class of the day. a friend of mine came in late and whispered to me that a plane flew into the World Trade Center. it all went downhill from there. the next thing that happened was the scariest. i was in spanish class and we were all trying to go about our normal business, because the school wouldn't let us watch tv or anything. the school secretary came in and gave our teacher a note, she walked over to my desk and gave it to me. she said you can step outside if you would like. the note read, "your mom called, said your dad is ok." WHAT! HOLY CRAP! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? yeah, so my dad had told me the week before that he was going to be going to NY for business. i guess, luckily i forgot or i would have been a basket case! that note totally freaked me out because it was just so vague. what it meant was that he was in chicago, and his plane never took off because of what happened, and that he was safe. for me, my family member was safe. for others, not so lucky. the images of that day, the burning buildings, the planes driving thru them, the people jumping to safety, the city covered in ash. it haunts me still. as this day approaches, lets never forget the people that sacrifice for our country, and lets never forget the ones who have lost so that we may have freedom.
well, this was fun. it only took me like an hour to finish! i'm not very good at adding the pictures and stuff. oh well. hope yall like it!

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