September 10, 2012

The Weekend Review

This was a really great weekend. It was nice to be home once again, just doing things around town, because it seems like we're never here anymore (though, I'm not complaining). I slept in a bit, and we just sort of hung around the house for awhile. My parents had to take care of some things, so I chilled and decided to get ready. We had lunch together at a BBQ restaurant we like to go to! It's always so good! Then, we ran a few errands to look for a TV stand at a furniture store, Wal-Mart, and Sam's Club. We found a really good deal on one at Sam's Club that we ended up getting.

Earlier, my friend, Mandy had called to tell me that she had something she wanted to give me! She ended up meeting me out in the front of Sam's Club. I pulled it out of the little bag, as she explained more of what it was. It was a key necklace that had the word "Fearless" engraved with a 13 below. It's mainly a Taylor Swift thing, but fearless is the way I want to live my life, so it means a lot more to me than that...and 13 is Taylor's "lucky" number, but it's also my birthdate, so it's perfect. She told me about the organization, and what they're all about. This is what the card says, "When you get this one of a kind key, you must give it away at some point to a person you feel needs the word on there. Then, blog/write us the story of why you gave it away...We employ those who are looking to transition out of homelessness, to get them off the streets and give them a chance at a better life." I later found out more about the girl that was the brain behind this incredible operation, Caitlyn Crosby. She's very much an activist and has another website promoting positive body image and self worth, called Love Your Flawz ( That's something that has always been close to my heart, and I would love to start an organization like that of my own someday to reach out to girls that might not have struggled with eating disorders, but were picked on for their weight or hairstyles or just little things that can be scarring. It really ignited something in my heart that I want to start working or getting involved with things like this, and doing whatever I can to let my voice be heard.

Sophia Bush has been a big inspiration to me in speaking up for what I believe in. I might not agree with everything she does, but I love that she promotes fighting for what you believe in. If we were all a little more like that, the world would be much more of an honest place, and things would actually get done. I want to start getting more involved with my community and doing something...anything to make a difference.

That night, we just sort of kicked back, then we went to Chili's for dinner, since we hadn't been there in awhile. I even saw a couple girls from my college there! I ranted about American Idol and how stupid the judges are (other than Keith Urban; He's one of my favorite people), and all that jazz...But, how I still want to get tickets for a show and the finale next season.
We came home; Dad and I flopped down on the couch, while mom tried to finish putting some of the finishing touches on the TV stand together. All of a sudden, the phone started ringing around 10:30, which I thought was a little later, especially when no one really calls us. It ended up being Mandy, telling me that JC from Nsync was in town, at The Padre Hotel. It's a really old building downtown that has gotten pretty popular again, since they remodeled. A lot of people go there for dinner or just to listen to music. Her and a friend were heading down there, but apparently it was 21 and older, so I couldn't get in (JUST 4 MONTHS). I guess him and his girlfriend were there with an older couple (maybe a set of parents?) for VillageFest, which had a lot of music and food. Seemed kind of random, but really awesome. I can only imagine what we would've done had it been 10 years ago. When we saw them in Vegas for Mandy's 15th birthday, we practically went into every hotel on The Strip trying to find them, and JUST missed JC at a restaurant we almost had lunch in. *Sigh* One of these days...I didn't go downtown to "stalk" or anything, but I did get a Banana Chocolate Chip milkshake from Carl's Jr, which is almost just as good...HAHA.


I got up at a decent hour, and didn't have to rush to get ready, which was nice. Church was amazing as always-continuing the series on "One Month To Live" and how if we look at our lives like that from now on, it'll really change our perspectives on a lot of things. This weekend, it was focusing on passion, and how we just go through the motions a lot, but God wants to be full of energy and passion in everything that we do. I definitely needed that, because I have been feeling a bit dry again lately. I haven't been excited about much in the day to day things, and I've been negative. After yesterday's message, it really sparked up some ideas in me. To go for those things I've been putting off or to just feel inspired again, rather than waiting for that perfect moment. It doesn't exist. I choose to be happy, and I want to be full of passion in the way I sing, the way I love, the way I create, and just the way I do even the tiniest things. I got to see a couple of friends as we were walking out, so I talked to them for a few minutes, then off to lunch we went.

We went to Sizzler, which was another entertaining time. This time I was going off about my creative writing class, then we came home. I devoted the rest of the afternoon to putting together a game plan for the homework I need to tackle in the next couple weeks. But, then I got distracted with One Tree Hill, and pretty much gave up on that. Then, we went up to my grandparents' house to hang out for a bit. We picked up some pizza's and watched the football game. It was fun getting to spend time with them, and just relax :) We came home, and I ended up talking to my friend in Australia, thanks to the new WhatsApp I downloaded. It's fantastic-No additional International charges. Gotta love technology for things like that, right?

My grandma's candy dish was already full of Halloween candy :)
I finally got to sleep around 2 or a little after, and I was exhausted. Great weekend, and now here's to a good week, no matter what life may throw my way. Deep breath and...GO!

That's all for now,

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