This Much I Know Is True

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This much I know is true … My morning cup of Yogi tea always brings positive light into my life. Much needed phrase after everything yesterday.

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This much I know is true … No matter how annoying it is, I will always talk about how thankful I am of my friends. I won’t stop. I have amazing friends. I’m thankful I get to connect with them so many miles away especially yesterday night when I didn’t feel like myself.

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This much I know is true … After talking to them, my mantra for the night was to eat my feelings … just kidding. It is: “Do not let one bad thing out of the day dismiss all the good things from that day.” You can quote me on that. Straight off of my twitter feed. It’s been copyrighted … Clear head. Happy thoughts. That’s what I need to remember.

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This much I know is true … I have demon dogs in my house. Rocky in the back, Bruno in the front.

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This much I know is true … mani/pedi’s are relaxing … if the people who work on you make you relaxed. First time at Fashion Nails with sissy and well … it could of gone better.

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This much I know is true … having a Sissy is great. Especially when they pay for you. Puahaha. Can you guess which hand belongs to which one of us?

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This much I know is true … Rocky and Bruno love to play tug-a-war. And growl. And play fight. So loudly.

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This much I know is true … I get Bruno for a week … but his heart belongs somewhere else. Patiently waiting for his owner to come back.

Today was definitely 20x better. Let’s hope the rest of the week goes swimmingly.

Staying Positive and Thinking Good Thoughts.

“Bad Day, Bad Day”

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It’s Monday … and everyone knows what a shitty day Monday can be. You know that Jackie Chan Adventures show that use to be on? It seems I’m channeling that today. “Bad Day, Bad Day.”

Oy vey. I tend to keep things positive because I don’t like being all Negative Nancy and I rarely talk bad about work if ever but it really got to me today.

I cannot take it when bosses play favorites.

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The kind of music I listen to when I’m unhappy. Sad songs. ha Anyone else use Songza? It’s pretty sweet. I have it on my Android. Loveeeee it!

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Receiving this right after work couldn’t have come on a better day. Thank you for friends like these. I won’t be able to make it to her graduations but fingers crossed I can go to her party whenever she’s making it. Yeah yuhh! She is so smart. Look at everything she’s graduating with!!

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And on an even happier note … Happy 2nd Anniversary Will & Kate!!

Hopefully the rest of this week will be better. Fingers crossed. (Should be since Bruno is staying for a week!!) There’s always a bad day out of the week, eh?

Happy Monday to the rest of y’all!

You’ve Been Instagramed!

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The day after I told y’all it felt like 90 degrees, it stormed for practically the whole day.
Flooded my city.
The little cars couldn’t get through so I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours.
Thank goodness for my SUV.

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June bought 30+ lbs of crawfish. Score.
So freaking good. I liked the leftovers better the next day.
The flavors just infuse better. Yum!

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Rocky chilling outside with us while we made our critters.
Noses!

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Practiced my chocolate piping skills. That’s the aftermath.
Pile of chocolate piping. Still sucks but it’s getting better.
Practice makes perfect … hopefully.

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Made whole wheat blueberry pancakes.
Best thing eva.

Time to clean my rooms and plan out my workouts for the week. Still can’t do cardio due to my stress fracture. I should probably go to the doctor for that … along with all my other problems. Bleugh!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?!

P.S. I bought another Cloud Cafe Groupon. Addicted.

It’s Friday!

Best title ever … I know. I am sweating. TMI? Sorry. The weather is getting ridiculous. What is this 81 degree weather that feels like it’s 90? I have a black car so it doesn’t help matters. *sigh* I think I need to move up north.

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Ironically, this is what I’m doing … Y’all must be getting sick of this scene but I am in heaven. I feel weird coming here 4th week in a row. They must think I’m a creeper. But … I have a Groupon.

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Happy Friday y’all!!

Thanks A Lot

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Pretty sure y’all have been seeing this around the social media like every April 25th of the year. One of the best movies eva so I don’t mind.

I had a light jacket ready … but no takers. Shucks. Next year.

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It’s been a tiring week. *sigh* I was so tired I actually scratched my cornea taking out my contacts. Oy vey.

It’s that time of the week!

Thankful for my roots. It’s just that simple. I love being able to speak another language. That also means I have more shows to watch which is the real reason. Win.

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Thankful for Facebook. As creepy as Facebook is getting, I’m able to connect with my families in other parts of the world. With some there’s a language barrier (I can’t read/write Chinese except for easy words and they with English) but photos and Google Translate helps.

Thankful for getting every other Friday off. Having that time at the coffee shop lately … so peaceful. But even if I don’t go, it’s just peaceful knowing I don’t have to worry about work which has been stressful because of a certain B.A.B. (Big Ass Bitch).

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Thankful for my sissy … because I get to have Bruno for a week next week. Yay for her having to go somewhere for a wedding! PS. Too excited for her own wedding festivities.

Thankful for my friends. Seriously knowing some of them would go out of their way to help me with something or just letting me know they’re thinking about me. Simple. Super thankful.

What are you thankful for?

Sleep Is The Best Meditation.

Said by the Dali Lama. Sadly, I haven’t been able to sleep in the last 3 days. It didn’t help having 9 hours of class the past two days and a bajillion meetings today. I had no idea why so I chucked it to everything going on. That my mind is too busy and it wouldn’t let me sleep. But now, I know the real reason …

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Okay, whoever you are, stop dreaming about me so I can sleep! But I mean, I guess that’s sweet. Whatever legend you are, I’ll take it since I do need a boyfriend. *coughcough*

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My contractor company had a social tonight at The Next Door and I took Mallory with me. Free food and a chauffer so she wasn’t complaining.

Actually, we were complaining. Took a while to get our White Sangria and Red Wine which is what we usually get when we go to happy hour here with our friends.

The food took forever to come out as well but it was pretty much worth it. Beef kabobs, chicken kabobs, quesadillas, spinach quesadillas, fruit and cheese kabob, pita bread and hummus, crab cakes, etc. Mmm … too good. Or maybe because we were just so hungry.

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Mallory and I sent a photo of us to Samantha. Look at that halo around our heads. So bright. We are good girls.

The above photo is what she sent back with the words,

Guys look a fun pictures of us all hanging out!

She is so silly. And it was Instagram worthy.

Tomorrow is my Friday. I cannot contain my joy. It’s been a tough week. Oy vey.

Meow, You Sexy Thing

Wow … that title is a bit ridiculous. I seriously need someone to teach me how to name my posts. Any takers? No. Shucks.

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I am finally finished with my two day training class. Thank goodness. I’m certain that old, dank building has mold in it. (You can probably figure out what kind of business I’m in.) That would be TWO binders filled with slides and exercises.

My partner in the class was older and someone I’ve worked with in the past. Let’s just say she is very wise. After working so many years in the industry you pick up a lot.

Her: How are you liking your job?

Me: It’s pretty good.

Her: Oh really … I thought you’d hate it.

Me: Oh uh … why do you say that?

Her: Well with your super high skill pool and everything we threw at you in the past, I’d think the stuff you were doing now is too easy.

Oh … *blushing* … was that a compliment? I don’t take those too well. But sadly, she is right about the easiness. I have no challenging work. That’s why I might go back to school in the near future. Get more knowledge and hopefully move to something more challenging.

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Britt!! Do you love that picture? I thought about you when I saw this and hopefully you would love it too if you don’t know about it already. A blog (Des Hommes et des Chatons) filled with male models that pair up with kitty look-a-likes. Too cute and ohh so hot.

Stay Positive & Think Good Thoughts!

Mumble Jumble Monday

Pretty much a mumble jumble of random things … because it’s Monday. I’ve worked for 2 hours before my 9 hour class … for work. Bleugh. Where’s my hard worker award?

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Give me a high five for sending out the Giveaway winner’s goodies.

All late due to having to find a new winner, get their address, and assemble the box of goodies.

Which brought me to send out one of my best friend’s belated birthday gift. She shall be getting it upon her arrival back home from Disneyworld … Disneyland? with her fiancé. Hopefully she doesn’t read this post or else the surprise factor will be gone.

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How I feel when I haven’t heard from my friends in a while.

I’ve been getting texts and calls from my great best guy friends. (Where my girls at?) It’s weird because we can go on for months and not speak but when we do it’s like our friendship never had a halt. I know I say that about pretty much all my friends but it’s true.

I’m a pretty simple girl. Just text or call to show you care and I’ll be your best damn friend. They can vouch for that … hopefully. Else this just turned awkward. Distance and busy schedules will keep us all apart but true friendships stay together forever.

That’s corny, Melissa. Shut up.

Okay, okay.

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How I’ve been feeling lately.

It’s been pretty busy over here since Sissy announced she was going to have her judge and tea ceremony part of the weddings next month. Eeep. Less than one month. I’m about to poop my pants. I’ve been looking at decoration ideas and whatnot and it’s just going crazy! There is SO much to do!

She’s enlisted me to be her baker so I’ll be makin’ them cupcakes. I spent literally hours on end looking at recipes and hours on end looking at different decoration ideas. I was told not to spend too much time on it but really … who wants ugly cupcakes for their wedding?!

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He’s just hot.

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And he’s not.

Happy Monday, y’all. Hopefully everything will be smooth sailing.

Stay Positive & Think Good Thoughts.

Crawfish Boil & Walk With Me 5k

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Whomp Whomp.

It’s been pretty hard listening to all that Boston Bombing news but what’s worse is having to read point of views of your friends that live there on social media. Thankfully, they are out of harms way now.

Crawfish Boil

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… went pretty well. We literally got crawfish delivered to Bossman’s house from New Orleans. Many were the size of my palm. Crazy, huh?

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And the one that cooked it for us was a real New Orlean-er? That’s a word, right? Well, it was deliciously Cajun. Mmmm those sausages and potatoes were bombdiggity. Not too much for the corn. I wasn’t able to get each kernel by itself therefore they were not good. But in all he did gooooooood.

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I made cupcakes … of course. This was before assembling them. My favorite part was making the little chocolate decorations (right) that would go on top of the frosting.

I did everyone’s first initial so they could all have their own personalized cupcake. They loved it!

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Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting.

I was actually very disappointed in my cupcake. It wasn’t up to my liking. But surprisingly everyone else loved it. I guess sweet really isn’t my thing … and you rate yourself more when you make everything from scratch.

Let’s just say, Cookie Dough Frosting is a big hit. Finger lickin’ good. Seriously … a lot of them were licking their fingers.

Walk With Me

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Amanda invited me to walk with her and her team to help with cerebral palsy … so I joined, raised $120, and recruited my friends.

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Mallory & Samantha of course. I have no other friends. Thanks for coming out and joining me guys. I know waking up at 6am in the morning is painful for a weekend.

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We made our 3 1/2 laps around the Houston Zoo. When we finished we went to the after party that included live music, children games, and food. Breakfast burritos, donuts, and donut holes. Yum!

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Then we made our way around yet again to look at the animals. They were not out when we were walking. I took a couple of shots. Monkey, Lion, Monkey. I love monkeys. Can you tell?

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Cloud Cafe

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If you haven’t guessed where I am blogging from, you obviously don’t know me well enough. Cloud Cafe. Duh. Jk. It’s not like I come here all the time. But look at that butterfly. Too cute, right?

Hope you’re having an eventful Saturday thus far!

Peace & Love.

2nd Good Deed of the Month …

… by helping kids with cerebral palsy tomorrow. I’ve helped fundraise some money and doing the 5k walk/run at the Houston Zoo in the morning. I’m excited and ready! I hope the weather stays cool. Not hot and super sunny weather puhlease!

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We get to look at zoo animals after and I’m hoping I get to see them monkeys. My favorite. They HAVE to look like Marcel from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Sorry I reference everything to F.R.I.E.N.D.S. It was too dang good.

Wanna do a good deed for the day? If you’re willing to donate and help out just follow the link HERE.

Else, have a great weekend. We might catch up again. I might just go and get my caramel latte and you know … blog. Possibly about the walk. We shall see.

Stay Positive and Think Good Thoughts.