Tuesday, January 29, 2013

terrible tuesday

just call me negative nancy..

last night D fell asleep so we didn't get to talk and this morning was two minutes long. not kidding.

I'm two days away from seeing him but this is getting to me.

he told me today that I needed to leave on Sunday. I was planning on leaving Monday.

not a good day.
it may be silly to you.
but I'm still livid. & going to the gym didn't even help or retail therapy.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sweet Sixteen..

my sweet little baby sister is 16 today..

I cried this morning..

my mom always says that she is "ours" because I helped raise her..
hope I did an okay job..

It literally feels like yesterday that I was turning 16..

Anyway.. I know she is going to have a wonderful birthday..but look out world! M is able to drive by herself... and I'm freaking out..

anyway.. I'm headed back to my college town to write my two papers that are due tomorrow (lol..no time like the last minute)

peace & love

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I want to be on the road that leads to awesome!

please watch this..

I may watch it everyday just to get me motivated!


soo.. I know it's a little early..but D asked me what I wanted for Valentines Day..and I finally found some things..

but last night this idea came to me in a dream..lol and I just ordered it for him!

get it?
He's from Georgia..so I'll be his peach wherever we go.. 
& I'm from Alabama so he'll be my sweet home..
(Georgia peaches & Sweet Home Alabama..everyone on the same page now?)

and the quarters are the state quarters for each..

it may be cheesy but I think it's perfect for this long distance relationship!


I'm off to be more excited!!!


peace & love

Friday, January 25, 2013

Fun Friday!

what's up y'all?!

I started off my morning with a nice little jog around the neighborhood with my favorite running bud Bear!
Then I went and got my haircut! I'm only posting a picture on here because I know D can't find it and I want it to be a surprise for his birthday!
My stylist and I literally talked about shoes for 30 minutes so I obviously had to go shopping after my new trim! I found the PERFECT denim shirt & two pairs of smoker slippers (all for $50)!!! I'm obsessed and now I have the ideal traveling outfit to go see D so I won't look grungy on his actual birthday (Thursday).

I also got to hang with my ladies tonight..
we sang t-swift, ate ice cream & popcorn..then watched a little of Brave!! (the perks of babysitting)

In other news my little sister, M, is turning 16 on MONDAY! Where did the time go?! I literally think I am going to cry.

Anyway that's all for now..working all day tomorrow so I'll need my beauty rest ;) hope y'all had a successful Friday too!!

peace & love

Thursday, January 24, 2013

last work weekend!

hair cut tomorrow
babysitting tomorrow night
double on saturday!

7 days hurry up!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


this is how I woke up this morning ^ yes.. that is Bear laying on my back like it's not a problem he is saying "Oh, I'm sorry Ma.. were you sleeping? Your back is just so comfy and warm..I know I have the whole rest of your bed but this really is just my fave spot..MORNING!"

how precious huh?

anyway.. today I've been looking at colleges with masters programs in GA.. lol..silly I know..

hope you're having a great day..
I'm going to bed

peace & love

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


today was not good.
I was greeted with not so great news about my weight this morning when I got on the scale..
I hate to admit this but I cried the whole way to class.
D couldn't say anything right.. even though I know he was trying.

Why is it that after one week of dieting I expect it to just all fall off and me see instant results?
Probably because I have been STARVING for the past week..and instead of losing weight I GAINED IT. how in the free world does that happen!?

It's ok. I'm over it now..but my goodness today was such a rough day..and all the skinny people decided to come to class/walk in front of me all day.

Dieting is tough..but after a very drawn out conversation with D I have decided to keep it up even though he insist that it is stupid for me to be doing it to begin with.

In other news my little brothers car was keyed in the high school parking lot today..with a not very nice word written on it...my mom is ready to pounce..I have never heard her in such a "mom mode" tone before about Z.. and I wasn't even the one who did it. Lord help the kids that did.

Anyway.. prayers & strength are getting me through to D's birthday (9 more days)

hope everyone had a better day than the one I just witnessed 
but you know what Eric Hutchinson says, "you gotta hit rock bottom if you want to come out on top"

so here goes nothing, dusting myself off and climbing to the top.

I'll let y'all know how it goes.

stay golden.
peace & love

Monday, January 21, 2013

Manic Monday!

My Monday started off bright and early due to that handsome young pup in my pictures..so I decided since I was up I would hit the gym.. and target.. and then the mall..
I bought some new makeup by e.l.f and I have to say I am in love and it is SUPER cheap (R told me about this stuff so kudos to her) also I bought two new outfits for my trip to Athens, Madison's birthday present (she'll be 16 in a week), new moisturizer, and eye cream(trying to get rid of my dark circles). Anyway! I'm off to do more reading but I hope that your Monday has been as productive as mine!
10 more days of me complaining about waiting to see D!

peace & love

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday Funday (ha)

Well hi there!!
 as you can see my day has been filled with the excitement of a new candle & health food!
I also am starting to drift into my "Belle" character (Beauty and the Beast) my nose is ALWAYS in a book..but sadly it's for school not for pleasure! However, I am starting to become bffs with my new Kindle Fire HD so that's awesome!
Anyway this is a busy week & I am kinda glad! Lots of reading and a paper due this week then a test next Thursday! Then a reward of seeing D! Thank goodness!

His Falcons lost today so his fweelings are hurted. :( poor phing.
but the rest of his birthday gifts came in so I am relieved.. hopefully he will like one of them.. lol

I am off to read more of my book..

have a great rest of your Sunday!

peace & love

Saturday, January 19, 2013


hello hello!
woke up this morning to enjoy a nice concert from the lovely Nick Santino
it obviously made my day :)
anyway! I am blogging now because I work tonight and I've really started to enjoy doing this! Even if it's just for myself to read later on!

I get to see D in 12 days!!! That's only 4 days of classes and 3 work shifts away! Not too bad! I am so ready to see him (can you tell?!) but we have decided to call each other in the morning and at night.. So he's the first & last voice I hear every night (cheesy I know) but it kinda makes me feel better!

Anyway I hope y'all have a wonderful Saturday! I am off to make money for my travels!
peace & love

p.s.- Nick covered this song today and I really just love it.. so enjoy!
 Tom Petty - "Wildflowers"
"you belong among the wildflowers, you belong somewhere close to me, far away from your trouble and worry, you belong somewhere you feel free"

Friday, January 18, 2013


I made it safely home!
I know everyone was sitting on their seat SUPER worried about my safe travels! (ha!)
today was eventful..

work was busy (yay!)
but our new computer system stresses me out to the MAX.. I feel like a new kid but I've been there for almost TWO YEARS..


13 days away from seeing D and I could not be any more excited (he's finally allowing himself to show emotions so I now know he is excited too lol)

I got my nails done.. went to dinner..now I'm hanging out at my house

FINALLY I got to see Les Miserables

obsessed with the song "Do You Hear The People Sing"

pretty cool film!

waking up at 6 am is starting to hit me..
but I have full intentions on waking up to watch Nick Santino (from A Rocket To The Moon) sing to me via the computer at 10 am while I lay in bed (so I kinda get to say Nick sang to me in my room) lol!!!
I'm excited!
Private concert with 49 other people (pretty cool!)

Anyway I'm out

stay golden

peace & love

Thursday, January 17, 2013

snoww dayyy

well.. IT SNOWED..
I was super pumped except for the fact that I had class ALL DAY! & then they canceled classes..AFTER I WAS FINISHED.

anyway I am up LATE because I am SUPER STRESSED about driving home tomorrow for work.. there have been a lot of wrecks and I can only control MY DRIVING..but I plan on leaving here around 7 so maybe there won't be too many people on the road and I can be really safe! 

14 days until I see D..
4 work shifts
4 days of classes
1 hair cut

I can do this..just gotta set check points so I realize I'm making progress!
say a little prayer for me driving tomorrow on those SCARY roads!

stay golden!
peace & love 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

busy little bee..

soo.. today was not that bad..
other than the fact that I had to visit the doctor today...and not my family doctor..
no worries everyone "everything looks great" lol..awkward.
& my mentoring meeting taking an hour & a half
& the fact that things are changing left & right in my sorority and although I am one for change..it makes my head spin.

In other news I have made plans with my basically life long friend Jessie this Friday. As I like to think nothing like a spa day/ bar night to get me prepared for another visit to see D! Only 15 more days! HOLY HECK!

We also received news that it may SNOW tomorrow! Only down side to that is if classes get cancelled so does our date party (that I'm flying solo to btw).

I did however make it to the gym & felt great until I got home & I was STARVING!
R and I have decided that we are going to seriously reward ourselves if we make it two weeks! (what's one night of splurge?!)

Anyway..here's to me going to read & hoping the roads don't freeze over so I can make it to work Friday!

stay golden!
peace & love

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day 2

soo today was not only freezing & rainy outside but it was also awkward day for A..

let me tell ya.. I was scoring major points on the awkward scale..

1st-my stomach was growling SO LOUD in my second class today & it would not stop (and of course the class was SILENT!)
2nd- my professor asked us to go around the room and say our names..well it got to my row and I thought there were only 2 people in front of me..but there was actually 3 and I COMPLETELY cut off the girl before me by shouting my name...gah...
3rd - I saw a high school friend while walking home and there was a boy in front of him so I waved to my friend but the boy in front of him waved to me too..lol..

so that is my rainy awkward day story for y'all.. just so I have proof the next time someone tries to tell me I'm not awkward.

D had the same problem last week when his "something you're happy about" comment was that he was happy about Alabama winning the National Championship game and his professor is a Notre Dame fan..hahaha..

Not the best way to start the semester but we will get through this together..one awkward moment at a time.

Hope everyone is having a great week..tomorrow I head to the doctor for my check up..WOO!

stay golden!
peace & love

Monday, January 14, 2013

rainy monday...

goodness.. I promise to be a better blogger at some point..but I am trying to finish Season 6 of Gossip Girl..so my time is consumed..but don't you worry none.. I am taking notes :)

lately life's been the same..
my friend Layken  calls her boyfriend "B" because that's the letter his name starts with so I'm thinking I will call Dustin "D" from now on..lol..I think it's cute (and doesn't take as long to type)

so anyway..right now D and I are trying to figure out how this long distance thing is going to work..
seeing each other once a month should be fine..but I'm afraid that is not going to be enough (especially with this cold weather right now! I need to snuggle!) We are hoping we only go 2-3 weeks without seeing each other & I have requested that we talk on the phone AT LEAST once a day.. skype would be ideal but D has yet to download it.. (guess I should bring that up later)!

My roommate & I are on a new health kick.. ("R" is going to be her letter..) We went grocery shopping today for an HOUR...goodness me.. and spent a little less $100 each (why is health food so expensive!?) but I am going to keep y'all updated on that too.. (I get cranky without my chips & chicken fingers!!) I am also hitting the gym again (3 times a week for now)

Why the new health kick? New Years Resolution? No no.. I am headed to see D in TWO VERY LONG WEEKS for his 24th birthday and I want to look fabulous!

So I won't admit it to him..but he is my inspiration to get it together & get in shape.. and now every time I want to go eat a whole bag of bbq chips I am going to blog & distract myself.


stay golden!
peace & love

Sunday, January 6, 2013

"if two people are meant to be together eventually they'll find their way back" - gossip girl :) 
 My apologies..
but this handsome young man has walked back into my life and I have been a little distracted

but I promise when we are apart I am all yours :)

I heard this quote on the most recent episode of Gossip Girl that I watched and I found it to be very fitting.. 

other than my special someone in my life everything has been the same

except for the fact that I am on cloud nine..and not going anywhere..