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Friday, December 4, 2009

Project 365: Day 4- December 4th

Some of my closest friends... I've never met...
that is UNTIL TODAY. I met my first lady off of Plurrrrk when Jess came to visit me to be my hot date to a wedding this weekend. She's the first of many meetings that are to come. Yeah, I've never met any of these ladies on these sites, but truth be told, they have stuck by my side and gave me support over this past year..... and that means the absolute world to me. They have been there for me to vent to, cry to, whine to, complain to, joke with... you name it. We are more than just random strangers, we are a family. Aristotle said "What is friendship? Two bodies with which one soul dwells" and I couldn't agree with him more. These girls understand life.. they understand what it means to have patience, to have love, to have zero judgment. These girls understand the meaning of true friendship. That you don't have to see each other every day to keep a relationship alive. That you don't have to see each other every day to lend a helping hand. I am thankful for everything that has happened to me this past year because it has brought me... them. Jess and I have had a hilarious time thus far and I'm more than STOKED (yes, I said stoked Jess) for the rest of the weekend! It's going to be interesting... that's for sure! Cheers to tomorrow's Project 365... are you ready? :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Project 365: Day 3- December 3rd



Not every bed time story ends with a "Happily Ever After" but the beauty is..... each bed time story has a story and that's enough for me.

I love my country. I love our military. And I support them through thick and thin.... I have sent care packages, wrote letters... and for the first time last night... I read a soldier a bed time story. The picture is a bit blurry, but it's a picture of the laptop screen I read the story from (along with an added touch of camo.) Which story did I read you might ask? "Brown Dog." No, it is not your typical bed time story, but it is a story of courage, determination, and repetitive alliterations. The story starts out about a Prince and a Princess that want a little brown barking dog and throughout the entire tale, they wander around SpaceLand Kingdom to find one. They encounter numerous visitors including the
Space Land Pet Store Owner (whom we named Hank) and a woman at the King’s Royal Doggie Park.

Did the soldier fall asleep upon hearing the story? He sure did not. But did the soldier laugh through the entire story and critique how I read the story at the end? You bet. I have yet to figure out whether I will ever read another bed story to him (because apparently I talk to fast) but I must stay it felt incredible to help a Great American Hero. They do so much for our country. This doesn't even remotely begin to pay back for any of their sacrifices.. struggles.. and successes, but it was definitely a fun experience. If anyone else wants a nightly story, I'm sure I could sacrifice and do a conference call. Tonight's bed time story: William Wobbles McGreet & His Ten Bowls of Wheat. Stay tuned for details.


In all honesty, bedtime stories were always a favorite for me. I loved reading growing up and even to this day, I love reading before bed because getting lost in the chapters, in the sentences... takes you to another world even if but for a brief second. Stephen Vincent Benet stated: Books are not men and yet they stay alive. And I think it's safe to say that that sums up my love affair with books. They are forever giving but never taking. They are forever enticing, but never overwhelming. Ah, literature.. take me away.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Project 365: Day 2- December 2nd


You don't want to have to be the man and the woman in the relationship. I always say you want a man who can fix the toilet." [Pamela Anderson]

This would be our bathroom toilet. Sadly, the lid has become detached. How you might ask? Well, I was trying to be creative and take a beautiful picture of the rain delicately falling on our back porch. So, I stood up on the toilet seat to get a great angle and lo and behold, the toilet lid was a slippery surface and I was wearing socks, so I tumbled to the floor... along with a snapped, broken toilet lid. My emotions escalated after realizing this was our new toilet.... and I had just broken it. The irony? My bank account is broken too (meaning I have little to no money in it to fix the toilet.) But nonetheless, this made for a great story for Day 2 of Project 365. Thank God I live with a man because I couldn't even get the super glue bottle opened to temporarily fix it.... *sigh* Living the life of a woman.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Project 365: Day 1- December 1st


"The key to change.. is to let go of fear." [Roseanne Cash]

Today is day 1 of Project 365. 30 days until the end of the year... Honestly, I'm ready for 2010 and for a change. 2009 has been an interesting year... tough times, happy times, struggles, and successes, but I have come to find that I dwell too much in the past and not enough in the present. This picture basically represents me letting things go... it's time. I'm throwing kleenexs over the balcony.. because I have cried enough.... and it's time to move on with this precious gift of life that I have <3>