I have been trying to write this blog post for over a week now, but the time kept slip-sliding through my hands, and my computer.
Well, that, and the fact that I am fairly certain I am addicted to Pinterest (Is there a twelve step program for that? If there isn't maybe someone should get one started.) Seriously, internet surfing aside, I just haven't made the time to sit down and post, mainly because I have been feeling like my writing well has run dry.
After over five years of blogging, (Really? Really.)sometimes I feel like I am being repetitious and-or boring and I wonder if you all are sitting there looking at my blog on your computer screen, shaking your head thinking things like...
"Sheesh, does she really think I wanna read about this?!"
"Exactly how many times is she gonna re-hash that topic?"
"Good Gawd! She's showcasing those little cupcakes of hers again! I get it. She bakes. Woo Hoo."
and surely you're thinking...
"Oh pul-eeease. no one's life is that amazing and fabulous!" (Okay, I just threw that last one in to see if you were still reading. Are you?)
I looked at the calendar the other day..all right, eight days ago, and I realized that it has now been two years, and three addresses since I first relocated up here to the magnificent Pacific Northwest. Funny, it feels much longer. In fact, it feels like a lifetime ago that I lived in the Biggest Little City. I feel like I've lived here all my life.
That all being said, I made a little list of some of the random things I have learned this past year, and I thought I'd share them today:
Volunteering at a race at six in the morning out in the boonies can be a whole lot of fun.
Worrying about something doesn't help. Ever.
Living in the rain nine months out of the year gives a girl to opportunity to get lots of cute umbrellas.
No one should wait all the way until they are 54 to see their first professional baseball game in person. (If you haven't been to one yet, put it on your bucket list now...and don't forget to take some Cracker Jacks and peanuts along to share with a friend.)
Putting the needs of someone else first is always the right way to go...especially if that someone is a big yellow dog.
It turns out that I am a girl who will go to a WWE Smackdown - Monday night Raw show...at least once.
Seeing the Pacific Northwest from the back of a motorcycle is totally the way to do it.
Pistachio ice cream can make any day just a little bit better.
Sometimes doing what's right can be the hardest thing you've had to do in a very long time...but in the end, you'll sleep a lot better knowing you made the right decision.
Real homemade french fries are a gift from God, and the folks that make Crisco.
Little towns with a population under 25 can turn out to be some of the funnest places in America.
One of the sweetest things in life are grand babies. (Of course, I already knew that, but it bears repeating.)
What ever you put your energy into, grows, for better or worse.
A ride in a lil' silver convertible bug can put a smile on anyone's face.
The thing I am best at is being myself.
Watching football on a rainy Sunday with your Rock n' Roll Buddy is time well spent, even if the Vikings were pathetic.
And last but certainly not least.....
Even on my worst day, I am blessed beyond measure.