There's a whole lot of blah going on right now, and I'm hoping that this feeling isn't setting the tone for the entire week. Optimism FTW? I'll get to chat with Andy tomorrow night (via Skype), woo hoo! I haven't seen him since he was home for a short visit before being deployed to the Middle East. :/ It'll be nice to catch up!
You know you're a country girl when the popular after dinner activity is looking for bug shells. My Aunt Sherrie's chickens love to snack on cicada shells; they stick to the trees and I guess they just crawl out of them. It's very weird.
Two days of the festival down, one day to go. I must admit, Saturday is usually the best day, too. I know it's the day when all of the best items are up for bid at the silent auction (my booth this year). I also know it's the day when the most people I know come to visit. Looking forward to seeing everyone and for my new allergy medicine to (hopefully) work wonders for me! Have a great day! :)
Lately, I feel like I've constantly been disappointed in something, but then there's always a magical explanation that makes it all better/okay. It's so weird to me when this happens once, let alone 3 times in a week. Life is crazy, and I'm reminded often that I definitely do not know it all. Kind of refreshing to be surprised, I suppose!
The festival is coming! I'm in full Silent Auction Chairperson mode. I know all of the items, I'm almost done making the bid sheets. Now, I just have to get a "thank you" board printed and start working on the "thank you" notes to the donors. It starts tomorrow, ahh! Right now, it's just 5 empty tables under the tent. After I'm done with it, you'll feel like you're at ... well, I don't know the right description yet, but something FUN for sure. I've got some cool lights going up!
I made this pie for the first time this month. I'll be making it again, don't you fret. Super yummy!
My everyday tinted moisturizer. It keeps up with my ever-changing summer skin tone. (This is the good stuff I'd like to buy. I'm waiting until I use up what I have first!)
Wrapping up this book by Emily Giffen. I'm definitely going to read her other novels. Can't wait to see the movie!
I was finally able to afford a pair of BORN shoes (rewards certificate + clearance rack at DSW, thank you very much). Excited to wear them once autumn arrives! Very similar to these shoes!
The Indiana State Fair has now come to a close for this year. I am SO happy that I got to go and not only indulge in some terrible-for-me-but-oh-so-tasty "dinner" choices, but also to just have a night where I felt like a kid again. Mmm, deep fried cookie dough...
Oooooh, I had a great time at the fair last night! We rode on the tractor train, we saw a few animals, rode a few rides, and ate a lot of food. My particular terrible-for-me food choices included corn on the cob, deep fried cookie dough, and half of my partner in crime's chocolate ice cream. He couldn't eat it all, and I couldn't let it go to waste. ;) I actually screamed a little on one of the rides. It was a bit terrifying at times, but also really fun. We also got to meet up with Kristen, Eric, and K's family, woo hoo! I love summer!
You really freaked me out, especially when you leapt from the hydrangea to the sunflowers while I was watering them. I couldn't even take a photo of you without my zoom lens. Your skinny body was very hard to get into focus, thus the terrible photo. Please stop creepin' 'round my garden.
Oh man, I had an unexpectedly awesome night last night. :D
Currently, I can smell the super tasty Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie that literally just came out of the oven. YUM!
Heading over to Brook's tonight for girls' night, even though there will be boys present. I'm not sure how that logic works out. ;)
Going to the fair tomorrow, and you betcha I'll be purchasing some deep fried cookie dough!
I've found my sass, and that added to my bold behavior yesterday. It was a risky move, for sure, but it paid off, too. God bless my friends for listening to me all the time, even if it's just through a voicemail. Well, who knows how many times those get deleted before they're heard! :oP Anyway, boldness paid off yesterday, and I'm SO happy that it did. Be brave! Be bold!
Checking in on my list of 50 goals for 2011, I've got 26 to go! I'm a little behind...eek. If you're interested in going on/participating in some sort of adventure (using that word loosely) with me, leave a message! I've got lots of fun things left on the list! :)
Highlights of what's left to do:
photo session with friends
attend a cooking class or workshop (need recommendations here!)
Woo hoo! I've been blogging for FIVE HUNDRED days! It all started off as a little competition to see if I could blog every day for a year, and I definitely surpassed that. This is my creative outlet, and I like sharing a little piece of my world with anyone that reads this. If you're a regular reader, I'd like to say "thank you" for taking the time to comment and check it out each day.
I'm going to my very first Symphony on the Prairie concert tonight, woo hoo! It's on my goal list for the year, so I'm happy to check that off tonight. I've always been intrigued when I hear about it from other people or on the radio. I don't even know a lot of The Beatles' music, but it doesn't even matter! Hoping the gorgeous weather continues on throughout the evening hours!
Today, I woke up with a bit of weight off of my shoulders. That pushed me to have a productive morning, and hope to continue that into this afternoon. Feeling hopeful, but not naive. Prayers are definitely in order on the productivity to do list for today.
Praying for some major positive changes in my life. I'm over being bored. I'm over feeling down/sad/negative feeling of the day. My life isn't all bad by any means, but I know at 26 that I am at my best when I'm busy and around people on a daily basis.
Today = party prep day! My grocery list needs to be created, I need to finish (ok, start) cleaning, and I need to figure out where I'm going to put everyone's food! Having a potluck is fun because you never know what you're going to eat! :)
Dealing with someone who is an emotional roller coaster (1000x worse than me on my worst day) is draining. I said all of the right things (in my opinion); I was honest, polite, calm. Why did I feel bad? This makes no sense! Why did this person get to me, and worse yet, in my head? Hopefully after today, it won't bother me anymore. This is day has been so bizarre. :\ Looking forward to meeting a man that will love and appreciate me without any sort of anger, hostility, or guilt involved.