July 2011


Cindy Lee Who

Cindy has been my friend since the 8th grade.  Now we might not have still been friends if she hadn’t moved off to Germany for 4 years, but we are still friends.

She and I both hate girls.  We both get along better with males.  We both like strange things.  We usually like the same things.

She’s awesome and she will tell you how awesome she is.  She’s not afraid to tell you that.

I love that she is in my life and I’m very thankful that she moved to Lonoke and then that she moved back to Lonoke.

Not many people have a friend that they can go to for anything and everything, but Cindy is awesome like she says and she is there.  I would rather have one true friend than a hundred fake friends and Cindy Lee is my true friend.  Whether she likes it or not.  Muah ha ha ha ha ha

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This is the only picture I have of the two of us that doesn't include other people.

Most people hate their boss.  They feel like the boss is always looking down on them or always telling them to do something and that they are never good enough.  My boss is nothing like that.  She is helpful and gives awesome advice.  She knows when to be “The Boss” but she also knows when to be a friend.

Getting the RA job has been great.  It has changed me and made me a better person.  I now stand up for myself and for what I believe in.  I also know how to deal with situations that most people will never have to deal with and my boss is the person who prepared me for that.

She is awesome and she is a great person to talk to.  She is who I go to when things go wrong in my life.  She has helped me out when I really needed it and even when I didn’t know that I needed help.  She calls me to her office just because she needed to tell me that I was doing a good job.  She sends encouraging text messages and text messages telling me to pull my head out of my ass.  (Seriously, she sent me this…it was over Twitter but that’s what she said to me)

Boss Lady,

Thank you for everything that you have done for me.  You have been there when I really needed someone and you were there for me when you didn’t have to be.  I try to tell you thank you for the things that you do for me but I know that I forget sometimes.  You are helping to shape me into the woman I am becoming and I thank you for that.

Thanks for everything you do!

Pazzi

I didn’t know that I had a big family. Really I mean if everyone can fit in my grandparents house we can’t be that big right? Well I was wrong. I actually have two. I have my southern family (plus the Michigan folk) and I have my New Jersey/Pennsylvania family.

I am blessed that I have so many people who care about me and want me to succeed in life. They really do care about me. Some people don’t have that and I’m lucky enough to have around 50 people (including grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and second cousins).

I love my family and I am truly blessed to have them in my life.

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The first person I want to acknowledge this week is Josh…or as I like to call him, Joshus (it’s an awesome story but I’ll save that for later).

Josh has always been there for me since the day I met him at ASMSA. He’s a big teddy bear and he is one of my best friends.

If it weren’t for Josh I would not have stayed at ASMSA. He would sit in the hallway with me and just talk to me about anything and everything. I loved it (and miss it).

He helped me get through some really tough times. When everyone was just telling me it would be okay, he would be telling me to suck it up and punch them in the face (this is how he tells me to solve all of my problems). I love his honesty and I’m thankful that he and I met.

Joshus,
You mean so much to me and I’m glad you are always there. It sucks never getting to see you anymore but I love that I can still call you and I know you will talk to me and tell me the truth that I need to hear. Thank you for everything you have done for me and will do for me in the future.

Peace, love, and bunny rabbits,
Madame Confusion

A friend of mine got bad news yesterday. I’m close to this friend and the news really hit me hard as well. I don’t thank God nearly enough for what He has given me in life. Instead I complain about all the little things that get me down.

I’ve been seeing a quote everywhere lately…”Imagine if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday.”

That is scary to me. Because I don’t remember to thank Him for the little things.

So this week I want to post an explanation everyday along with a picture (if i have a good one) to thank you for being in my life. I wouldn’t be here without you and it’s time I admit it (and say thank you).

Also, if you could try to hold me accountable to this it would be great!

Update after having dinner with a little kid:

Kids teach you that everything tastes better if it’s been somewhere else first. Example: You find food on the floor. It’s better than what’s on your plate. You see food on someone else’s plate. It’s better than what’s on your plate. You put food in your hair before eating it. Oh come on, you know that makes sense because it’s obviously better than the exact same thing sitting on your plate.

Kids teach you that it’s the small things that matter. Example: Sitting on the couch eating Cheese It’s with an 18 month old in your lap is so much better than sitting on the couch alone. Also, sitting on the floor is way cooler when reading a book to a child.

Kids teach you that you’re never too old to play with bubbles. Example: Going outside and blowing bubbles is always fun! It’s just nice to have an 18 month old with you so that you have an excuse as to why you are having so much fun.

In case you were wondering. I had a blast spending time with a friend, her husband, and their son. They made my day a little brighter and it was nice to get to see their new house…finally!

I steal balls from little kids...haha

So, the kid in the picture looks so confused right? Well like the caption says I just stole the ball from him. I’m not mean but what you can’t see is there were a bunch of people playing volleyball and that was the ball that we needed to play with. Don’t get me wrong, I love little kids (especially this guy).

I believe that you learn a lot from kids. Here is a list of some of the things that I have learned…and most of them being from the kid in the picture. Have I mentioned that I love that kid!

  1. Kids teach you patience. Example: While playing in the play ground that is the East Hall lobby you have to have patience when the kid you are playing with gets distracted by a pool table and doesn’t want to follow you anymore like he has been. You then have to patiently wait for him to get tired of the awesome pool table (and he never does so you then just have to pull him away and close the door to the pool room)
  2. Kids teach you that a hug can make everything better. Example: You post on facebook that you really need a hug the night before and the next morning while you are sitting at work a little kid is tossed at you (well not really tossed but kind of because I wasn’t expecting it) and gives you the biggest hug that a 15 month old child can give you. Those are the best hugs!
  3. Kids teach you that sleep is precious. Example: You are tired…so tired and all you want to do is sleep but all the kid wants to do is play or cry or eat or something else that requires your help or makes a lot of noise. But then when you put your head on the pillow and the house is completely quiet you learn that sleep is so precious and you should cherish the moments you have with it.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE kids and I love learning more things from them, but I just want to say to someone who I know is reading this and knows that all of these are about her child in one way or another…It’s hard to learn from kids when you never get to see them anymore…let us fix this…please?

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