March 20, 2013

Five Favorites - Turning 21

Yep, that's right folks!  In case you missed my rambling post late last night, I am twenty-one today!  No, I don't feel any older yet.  Maybe I will after I have my first official beer.  In honor of my birthday, I will attempt to have five favorites at least semi-related to today.


My cousin is taking me out for my birthday this weekend, so while my Knight was out here visiting, I dragged him along with me to go dress shopping.  We found this adorable dress, and I have a feeling I'll be wearing it a lot this summer!  It's sleeveless, so I threw on my sister's white shrug to help keep me a little warmer.  My Knight took me out for lunch and a movie for an early birthday celebration and I wore it then!

not my photo

This, my friends, is the dessert I picked out to have tonight.  Doesn't is sound amazing?  I love pecan pie, and I love cheesecake, so needless to say - I'm very excited!


The last time I was out East, my Knight introduced me to Moxie.  An awesome soda that sadly is only sold in stores out east.  Being the wonderful boyfriend he is, my Knight ordered a twelve pack to be delivered to my house.


Absolutely nothing to do with my birthday, but too hilarious to pass up.


One day when we were home with nothing to do, My Knight and I dressed up and did a little photoshoot together.  My sister took some wonderful photos.  Picmonkey has some very nice editing effects, by the way.  The above photos are my five favorites ;-)

To get in on the five favorites fun, head on over to Moxie Wife!

March 19, 2013

Thoughts before turning 21

In about twelve hours, I will be 21 years old.  Actually, almost twelve hours exactly.  I'm starting to write this at 10:39pm and I was born at 10:30-something am on the 20th.  Unless I am getting my birth time confused with one of my siblings...

So.  The big 21.  To me the thought of saying "Oh, I'm 21" sounds so old.  So grown up.  So much more mature than I am now.  I don't feel any older though.  I still feel young, and immature, and very much not grown up.  That could change once I actually am twenty-one, I suppose.  Or do you always feel like you aren't as mature as everyone else around you?  I'm not sure.

I've always thought it kind of funny, the hype over turning twenty one.  Really, the only reason is because now you can go out drinking, which in our culture is a big deal I guess.  I am excited about that I suppose.  Excited?  Well, maybe not excited?  Looking forward to it?  At least until the novelty wears off.  Then it'll probably be "okay, whatever.  I'll go have a pop again now."

Honestly though, for the last couple of months, I think my brain was thinking "Oh, twenty-first birthday!  Have a drink to celebrate and then that will be it!"  It wasn't until a week or two ago that I realized "Oh, that means, i'll be 21, and I can have a drink any time, not just on my birthday. Oh."

So yes, in a few more hours I'll be 21, and that's the end of my late night rambling for now.  Tomorrow I can post "Thoughts after turning 21?"  We shall see, we shall see.

March 7, 2013

Five Favorites: Another Link-Up

I've figured out that I'm a sucker for link ups.  I'm terrible at sticking with them, but I just love doing them.  I came across this one through my daily reading of the Moxie Wife when she started, and swore I wouldn't start another link up... but tonight I caved and started clicking through everyone's blogs and decided that I had to join in on the fun.  So here it goes!  My five favorites of the week.


The last term that I lived on college I had a very limited TV station to select from, and one of the few shows worth watching were Psych reruns.  It hooked me then, and I finally got around to officially watching the series last week.  I started on season one in about 4 days, and am set to finish up season two tonight.  Shawn and Gus are awesome.


YouTube isn't letting me embed the video here for some reason, but anyhow, here is the link to Miranda Lambert's newest music video. "Mama's Broken Heart" was an instant favorite the first time I heard it and I love Miranda's acting in the video.


This quote. Right here.
(referring to the ridiculous shipping of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson)


Letty Mae's Tea Room.  I discovered this little gem online a ways back, and took my sister out there for her birthday.  I walked through the door and instantly decided that it was love and wanted to move there and never ever leave.  The decor is adorable, and the food is all homemade from scratch and to die for.  (AND affordable!  The only thing that's keeping me from going there every day is the drive and the decidedly UNaffordable gas prices).  The tea you see in the photo is butterscotch tea.  It was amazing.


Airplanes.  Why? Because tomorrow one will be flying my Knight out from the East Coast to be with me for a whole glorious week. ^_^

Want more fun five favorite things?  Head on over to Moxie Wife and check out the rest of the awesome blogs out there!

March 5, 2013

Three more days

In three more days, he will be here.  We'll be together again and life will at last be as it should be.  He and I, together.

The months apart are hard.  There are times when it is easier to bear than others, but it is always hard.  The shortest time we were apart was a little over a month... and that was still difficult.  We were lucky that time, usually the months in between number closer to four.

In just three days he'll be getting off the plane and walking out to the curb, and I'll be pulling up and jumping out of the car to meet him.  It's starting to sink in, but I know it won't fully hit me until I see him standing there, with that gorgeous smile of his.

I'm excited and eager, and you would think that that would make this week a little easier.  It doesn't though.  As hard as it gets the rest of the time, that last, final week before we are reunited at last is one of the hardest. Every single time.  We are so close... but we aren't there yet.  We still have to wait.  We still have to be patient.  Just those few... last... long.... days....

But then we'll be together again, and the heartache of waiting will be over and forgotten, lost in the joy of being with each other again.  We just have to get through three more days.