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Birthdays & Babies & Snow, Oh My!

17 Feb

So many fun things have happened since my last post… Let me give you a run-down:

I got snowed-in.

Growing up in Atlanta (and then Nashville) all my life, the most snow I’d ever seen at one time was probably somewhere around 8 inches. (And that was our famous “blizzard” of  ’93  ).  So, give me a couple of inches of the white stuff in the forecast and I get all giddy like a child… therefore you can only imagine what the thought of 20+ inches would do to me.  Well, 2 Thursdays ago I was sitting at work when I got an email from the bf including the weekend’s forecast for Maryland (the far-away place where he lives), 18-24 inches.  I almost peed my pants.  I HAD to see it.  I just had to.  So… a couple dramatic ticketing moments, a quick late-night packing, and a 5:20 AM cab ride later, I arrived at Nashville airport on my way to see the big snow.  All of the other flights into Baltimore for the day had been cancelled so I was just praaaying that I made it out in time.  I did.  And what a wonderful little adventure it was.  We ended up getting over 30… yes, THIRTY, inches of snow from Friday night trough Saturday morning.  Insane.  Needless to say, my flight out on Sunday night was cancelled, delaying me another day in the snow (no complaints here).  I finally made it out last Monday night… and just barely.  On Tuesday, the area got an additional 20something inches… putting them at the biggest snowfall in history (or something like that).  I’m pretty sure the people of the Baltimore-Washington area are absolutely sick of digging their way to civilization, but I had a blast.

I got a new niece.

Lyla Kate (2nd daughter to my brother and his wife) was born on February 10, 2010.  And she is beautiful.  I love her to pieces… all 6 pounds of her.  Big sister, Marlie “lubs” her too, I actually had to fight her for my chance to hold her baby sister.  Maybe after a couple weeks at home with the attention-grabbing little one, she will be more willing to let me sneak her away?  Let’s hope so.   Aunt Becky needs some Lyla-Lovin :-).

I turned 25.

Yes, I’m old.  It’s weird… parts of me feel really old (like that teenage, N’SYNC obsessed, girl) and parts still feel pretty young.  Either way, Happy Birthday to ME!  I spent the day hanging out with the bf and went to dinner with a few close friends.  I didn’t want a big fancy.. anything this year.  Just wanted to keep it low-key. (blame it on the age).  I’ve been officially welcomed to the quarter-of-a-century club, thanks for that, and I’ve been pre-warned of a quarter-life crisis.  No need for worry, I started having those years ago.  Guess I’m just ahead of the game!

Valentines Day happened.

(insert pictures of heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and teddy bears, gag)

While I could probably write an entire post on my feelings towards this certain Hallmark-created holiday, I will try to keep my thoughts to a brief few, as to not offend so many of this holiday’s biggest supporters.  I hate the idea of forced-affection.  Why are we required to express our feelings on this single day of the year?  Would it not be more meaningful on a random day during the summer perhaps?  I believe so.  I don’t want my bf to give me flowers and candy because the social media is telling him to… I want him to it because HE wants to… and WHEN he wants to.  Valentines day has become so unoriginal and un-meaningful.  (Plus, it totally steals all the thunder from my birthday, and pre-occupies friends and makes presents very expensive… just saying).  Not to mention the added pressure on your significant other to compete with and live-up to the insanely high expectations you now have for this holiday.  Bleh.  In conclusion- Be random and spontaneous with your sweet displays of affection, it will mean so much more in the end.

Snow Dazed

29 Jan

It’s Friday night, I’m lounging by the fireplace in the pj’s I’ve been donning since yesterday, and it’s still snowing like crazy outside… I love today.   And since the current un-nashville like conditions outside are going to keep me here for a while,  I guess I’m out of excuses not to blog.  Yeah, that’s what my world has come to- procrastinating my self-given assignments.

While I enjoy sharing my world on here, sometimes at the end of a long day at work, consisting of 8 iwannapokemyeyesout hours of staring at my computer screen, the last thing I want to do it open my laptop.  But I’m back.  (I know this will thrill all 6 of my readers).  So here’s a quick recap of my life in the past couple of weeks…

–  Had a bad day at work (that was inevitably more self-induced and then triggered by someone else than anything) and almost quit.  And then almost moved away.  It’s safe to say that I let my emotions take over from time to time.  It’s also safe to say that I have a hard time separating my emotions from my job.  Yeah yeah, I know.  Girls.  Spare me.

– Visited the bf in Maryland.  Spent quality time hanging out, watching tv, cooking, and going on a movie marathon.  We saw The Blind Side- loved it.  We saw Up in the Air- It was good, clever and simplistic, and had a somewhat annoying ending.  Saw The Lovely Bones- Loved it.  Cried a lot.  Got scarred (Yes, I realize it’s not a “scary movie” but there were a couple intense parts, and I’m a big wimp).  And no, I can’t tell you if the movie is as good as the book…let’s be real, I didn’t read it.  I DID actually buy the book a couple years ago, but anyone who knows me can tell you I didn’t make it past the 1st chapter before putting it down somewhere and forgetting it ever existed.  But, the movie was great.

– Had a couple migraines (aka. life-stoppers).

– Made some progress in the wedding planning department.  Katie not only asked all of her bridesmaids, but she actually picked out and ordered dresses. (And I definitely love them, by the way).  She also selected her photographer.  She’s decided to use a local favorite, Mary Rosenbaum.  I haven’t met her yet, but one thing I know about her, other than her rather big price-tag, is that her pictures are beautiful.  And, as a photography lover myself, I totally approve.  (Her photos realllyyyy make me wanna pick up my camera and start snapping again… that’s what I got it for afterall, right?).

–  Said goodbye to my favorite Tonight Show host, Coco.  It was heart-breaking to see him walking away from his dream, but for a very respectable reason, I must say.  Yes, yes, I do realize that he a quite impressive buyout from NBC, but I don’t think, even for a minute, that he was in this for the money.  He was living his dream and in the end, doing what he felt was right.  And what a wonderfully heart-felt and classy farewell he gave.  He’s off to better things now.  Here’s a pretty good article about the recent late-night drama.

– Did some bloking (blog-stalking).  Some recent favorites;  The Pioneer Woman -Every female in the blog-reading world has probably at least heard of her.  She is both entertaining and educational. I’m still dying to dive into her love story, but you know any reading that requires a dedicated time-slot is generally out of the question. Maybe this snowed-in weekend shall change that.   Bakerella -Doesn’t the name say it all?? Found this little gem from the previously mentioned Pioneer Woman.  Katie and I have both tested out a couple of her sweets which have been VERY well received. The One In Pink -This girl is actually the fiancé of one of Katie and Clint’s good friends.  Katie sent me a link to her blog one day and about an hour of stalking later, I was hooked.  Is this creepy? I don’t care.  Other people’s lives are interesting to me.  And we happen to share a quite interesting nail polish problem. (Guess you’ll have to go read if you want to know what I’m talking about). I’ve got more, but I’ll save those for later.

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