Saturday, January 9, 2010

Project 365: Day 40- January 9th

Katharine Hepburn said "If you obey all the rules... you miss out on all the fun" and you know what? She was right.

Today was a girl's day with my momma and me. We went shopping! First stop? Kohls. So, I'm not a sunglasses wearer (obviously, since I have glasses haha) but I decided to try on just about every pair of sunglasses while my mom was looking at clothes. I'm sure the people thought I was weird cause I'd make goofy faces at my mom with each pair of glasses, but hey, it's what we do haha :) These are the aviators. They're Ethans fave, so I tried to work it.

Then, lo and behold, my eye started itching like INSANELY. I have never had an eye itch this bad. Okay, so I've had the same 2 eyes for almost 23 years, but you know what I mean haha! My mom kept yelling at me to quit scratching it, but I couldn't help it. So, I walked around the store like this:

Oh yes, I got quite the looks today, haha!

So then, the Burger King in our city re-opened with an amazing remodeling. Of course, we had to stop. A) Because I was absolutely craving BK fries and 2) We love new stuff! We walked in and there were balloons and people everywhere! It was a CRAZY grand opening! All your superheroes were there... Superman, Batman, and THE KING.

It was hilarious! Plus the news interviewed my friend Chase and I while we were there. Supposedly... we could be on the local news tonight at 11. We'll see if it happens or not!

After that, I went to this little donut shop in town and got this AMAZING Mocha Frozen Cappuccino with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle! Mmm! Here's a picture and I was stopped at a stoplight when taking this before anyone freaks out, haha!

So, then I come home... and I realize my virus protection needs updated on my laptop. I use my laptop for work.. school... so it's obviously vital to my existence and cannot go without protection for long, so I thought I'd sit down today and update it. Who knew that'd be a 3 hour process, right? My computer wouldn't accept the updates so I was forced to contact McAfee and sit on the phone for 1 hour and then sit here while they worked on my computer for another 2 hours. Here's my screen while they were working away:

But then... I got the mail and lo and behold.. there was a beautiful card in there from my friend Rachel. I've been having a rough time here lately with some certain things and lemme tell you.. that brightened my day. The saying is true.. A friend is someone who, upon seeing another friend in immense pain, would rather be the one experiencing the pain than have to watch their friend suffer. Rachel, you'll never know how much that card meant to me.. .especially after the afternoon I had. Thank you.

And the day ended with my amazing boyfriend surprising me and showing up... I had a rough afternoon. haha! So he came over and we watched "Passengers" which I recommend to anyone! And yeah, this picture pretty much sums us up. Goofballs! haha

Cheers to Project 365 and amazingly eventful days <3>

Friday, January 8, 2010

Project 365: Day 39- January 8th

This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.

Relaxation. What a beautiful word. This is how I spent my Friday evening. Ghost Whisperer had a whole new episode on tonight, so I cuddled up in my chair with my sweatpants and slippers and enjoyed it!

I worked on a project and got things together to start classes next week! Sometimes, it's just great to have an evening where you can get things organized! I have a couple other things on the agenda tonight.. like burning CDs for a party next week and finishing a book I've been reading. I just love days like today. It's freezing. I'm cuddled up. Life is beautiful.

Take some time to smell the roses in your own life. Dale Carnegie stated, "One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today."

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Project 365: Day 38- January 7th

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? ~J.B. Priestley

Of course, this wasn't the first snow fall of the year, but it's the greatest amount of snow we've had this winter. It truly is enchanting. I complain abou
t driving in it.. and being stranded places, but the snow is truly beautiful when you can just relax, cuddle up with some blankets, and drink some hot cocoa. Tonight's snow is just peaceful. It's a calm storm. I like to think of it as snow flakes being kisses from heaven. He just loves us that much.. to send us some of His beauty for us to see.
And of course, I had to add a picture of me playing in the snow...

And the winter weather wardrobe up close haha:

Cheers to Project 365 and the beauty of winter <3>

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Project 365: Day 37- January 6th

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast...

or an Ethan that wants breakfast, haha! So, remember that whole surprise I had planned for the boy? Yep, it was a French Toast breakfast before he went to work! He spent the night last night and I woke up at 5AM to make him a scrumptious meal before his cold quest to work! I was a little bit nervous cause this was his first meal cooked by moi, but I have to say things went well, haha! He said it was GREAT.. now whether he was lying... I'll never know haha! I made him 3 slices covered in syrup and powdered sugar.. and of course his favorite juice: pineapple, orange, and apple! Then of course he got a kiss for the road.. and a great day at work. That boy just makes me smile.

Then, I decided to get dolled up for life today! I wore a dress... yes, it's like 20 below out there, but I just wanted to look cute haha! :) So there's the little black dress I wore today!

Cheers to Project 365 and to all my readers! Remember: Change a life today <3>

Project 365: Day 36- January 5th

Surprise is the greatest gift which life can give us.

So, I decided to plan a nice little evening for Ethan and me last night and then wake up in the morning and cook him breakfast-- french toast. I get a phone call as he's getting ready to leave that says "I'm bringing a movie tonight." Apparently he was tired of my girly movies I consistently make him sit through? haha! Either way, he brought "Big Daddy" because (in his words...) I'm a deprived chick that's never seen it. I have to say it was so cute! I laughed and got a little teary eyed. I'm a woman.. sue me! haha Ethan has to get up really early for work so he went to bed... and he SNORED. LOUDLY. Like, so loudly I couldn't sleep haha! Bless his heart. He had a stuffy nose and was just plain exhausted. All I could do was sit there and giggle. Here's a picture of me trying to hold in my laughs-- I look exhausted considering this was about 2AM haha!

We still had a fun night together! He's a sweetheart. And I FINALLY got to sleep haha! Right about the time I had to get up and make him breakfast, haha! Good times :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Project 365: Day 35- January 4th

The secret to getting things done... is to act.

So I have been trying to contact my college for about a month now-- with no reply concerning my financial aid matters.. and today was the day my temper hit the roof. I'm certainly not a mean person (usually haha) but they had pretty much made me the maddest I have been in a LONG time, so I went downstairs and took control of the situation. This is my working area. I had to scan tons of documents, print off documents, attach documents, send documents.. work on some other things for people.. It took me about 2.5 hours to get everything done. Thank God I had a glass of pepsi, a sloppy joe, chips, and The Hangover to get me through. All is completed for my college... and I can start classes again! What a day, I tell ya! But I feel very accomplished. I think they know not to make Alyssa mad anymore.. haha! :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Project 365: Day 34- January 3rd

"You're changing that boys life. --- No, he's changing mine."

This is my favorite quote from the movie "The Blind Side." I went to see it tonight (hence my ticket, drink, and candy hehe.) I have to say I cried through about 90% of the movie. Sandra Bullock played the character of Leigh Anne Tuohy. She had a heart of gold. She took Michael Oher in when no one else would. She shared her goodness with the world. And that is exactly what I want to do. My heart beamed every time I saw her eyes well up with tears at how proud she was. Every time Michael called her "Momma." What compassion and courage that family showed. I want my life to shine that. I want to encourage people and love people despite their past, despite their circumstances. I want to help those that others have written off. Life is such a gift and I want to share that gift with others. This movie changed my life. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it!

Cheers to Project 365.. and changing lives <3>

Project 365: Day 33- January 2nd

Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.

January 2nd was spent with two of my best friends: Jenn and Mak
ala. We had so much fun! BlogTving, eating, watching The Hangover 45.23423 times. haha! We stayed up late, woke up late. It seriously felt like old times again! I am so ready for 2010 and so ready for the changes that are in store.

I decided to be a stunna and work it with my glasses, haha! We literally wore our sun glasses all day long.. and it wasn't even sunny haha!

And of course, Ethan and I spent the evening together celebrating one week! :) He's absolutely adorable! I love having him in my life!