I realized that I don't really blog anymore. Sure, I post multiple times a week but it's all link-ups, which is fine, but I don't really post anything...well real anymore. I always have every intention of blogging about certain things I do but then I either get busy with other things or overwhelmed by the number of things I've missed. So, with that being said I'm going to try to do a lot better at keeping this updated with events in my actual life rather than just the multiple link-ups I participate in. Each and every event might not get it's own post but I promise to try my hardest. Until then, while I'm partying like a rock star at WeFest, here's what happened this past month.
The next day I woke up bright & early again so I could get back to Houston & see the Fireman. I had just under an hour & a half to go when I hit...wait for it...AN ARMADILLO!! That sucker caused the damage you see above. So I'm in BFE Texas, in a dress, & luckily made it to a gas station where I then proceeded to wait for AAA to come & save the day. I did eventually make it to see the Fireman where he saved the day by making fun of me, giving me pickles, & a bumper sticker.
I had a great time while I was in Texas (& almost 0 pictures to show for it...I gotta get better at that too). I spent some relaxing time with the Fireman, went car shopping (& didn't get one), had lunch with some friends, had pool time both by myself and with friends, & went to a going away party for a friend/co-worker who will be teaching in Iowa this coming school year. **PS that's the Fireman & his brother**
I left early on the 12th (3 days after I had intended but I decided to stick around for the going away party & my car needed to be fixed) & made the dreadful drive to Kansas City. Due to leaving at the ass crack of dawn (just before 5:30 am) I was crabby & pouty for a solid 2 hours starting around noon. It was nothing that 2 hours of sulking, a Dr. Pepper, chocolate, & a phone call from my daddy didn't solve though. Once I did make it to KC I wished that I hadn't booked that hotel & driven farther because I got there around 4 or 5 & then had a ton of time to kill with nothing to do & crappy cable.
On the 19th I went to a bonfire with a couple of friends & then went "skinny dipping" (underwear & bras stayed on so technically it wasn't legit) with a couple of them late night at a lake near by. Again with the poor job of taking pictures...not that any lake pictures would've been shared but from the bonfire!
On the 22nd I went back to my college town, which actually made me a little sad & very nostalgic, to hang out with one of my roommates from college. We did a little shopping, drank a little coffee, & then just hung out at a beach for awhile talking. It was really great to hang out with her. She was pretty much my best friend in college & I haven't seen a whole lot of her, or even talked a whole lot to her in awhile.
On the 24th I had a girls' night BBQ with a couple of my friends. We ate some armadillo eggs (jalabenos, cheese, & bacon!), burgers, & oreo salad. It was good just hanging out with them & getting to relax. I really am going to miss being in the middle of nowhere when I get back to Texas.
On the 27th I butchered some chickens in the morning with my mama & grandpa. Then I spent part of the afternoon making lunch & getting some food ready for a family gathering later in the evening. Two of my younger cousins recently got engaged (one around Christmas & one on the 4th of July) & nobody but Christmas cousin's immediate family had met the fiancé so we all got together to meet her & spend time together. I really like her! She's so nice & down to earth. It was also great seeing my favorite little girl in the whole world. She may not be my child but she is definitely a mini me. I also bought a new camera that I am in love with. I was going to get a "cheap" one (like $80-$100) because I would eventually like a really nice camera. However, I fell in love with a $180 camera & figured why not because I'll always want a smaller point & shoot & really when am I going to have $500 to drop on a nice camera anyway?? My favorite feature? The panorama setting where I can just hold the button & move the camera...not have to take multiple shots to piece together.