I. Love. Beauty and the Beast. Always have always will. Every girl has there go to Disney movie and this was mine. I can not tell you the countless times that I was Belle for Halloween. Like 5… Cause I’m obsessive like that. This was my first love story that I fell in love with. I probably watched this on the daily…ask my mom she will vouche for me! There were certain scenes I could not watch…well only one…the west wing. I would yell for my mommy…”she is going in the west wing!” My mother would have to come and fast forward…vhs style…(yes I’m old…hence Quarter Life Crisis here) and then I would be a ok.
The ironic thing out of all of this was that I oddly had a crush on Gaston….always was a sucker for muscles 💪🏽. Arnold Schwarzenegger was my first real human crush. But you know the bad boy strong man type.
But out of all my Beauty and the Beast memories THIS is my favorite…My Papa and I on, yes a Halloweenwhere I was Belle…
Being an adult and being sick SUCKS. You’re not a little kid where your mom brings you chicken noodle soup. Instead I have my fiancé who is taking care of me, bringing meds and trying to make me feel better. Poor guy…I’m not looking the greatest and I’m sure the runny nose and gross cough is REAL attractive….not! It really sucks on a weekend when you have a long list of things to do. Like a very long list. I’m laying in bed thinking about all I should be doing. Yet all that is happening is more meds and more sleep. I keep telling myself it’s just sinuses from allergies to encourage my body to get over it by tomorrow morning so I can do my long to do list. Hopefully the power of positive thinking will work. Fingers crossed. I’m also laying here realizing how I’ve taken for granted a non blocked nose and lack of head pressure. Like I will very much be thankful when mine is restored.
So we did thing called an engagement photoshoot this weekend. And then I was told I don’t get to see them for about a week. I. AM. DYING. I wanna see them now. I want to pick and post them and order our save the dates. To say my patience is being tested is a understatement. And now that we are doing these things and time is shrinking in and in I am so understanding how women become bridezillas. Patience is tested constantly. Especially when things go a little awry. I may just need to look into a Xanax prescription for the couple month. I think everyone surrounding me will appreciate that.
My famous words every morning when my alarm goes off. It goes off…I say nah 5 more minutes…snooze my alarm…it goes off again. And I repeat this process maybe 3 or 4 times Except snooze goes for 9 minutes NOT 5 but I think that 4 minute difference isn’t going to be that big of a deal. Well it is. It’s the difference from watching the news, doing my hair, doing my make up, packing a lunch, and making breakfast to what ends up happening. Which is that I become so groggy from all my snoozing that I finally look at that time and JUMP out of bed with 10 minutes left to get dressed and attempt at as many of the above listed as possibly. So what usually gets accomplished is I throw some clothes on run to the bathroom, brush my teeth, spray some stuff in my hair (that will inevitably get thrown in a bun) grab my “to-go” make up bag, run back to the kitchen grab some coffee and an instant oatmeal and bolt out the door. Make up gets applied in the car and I rush off to work. I get to work and always say…I really ought to get up earlier so I can look cuter today. God only knows what will end up happening when I have children.
Hairspray is such a useful tool for women across the world. Besides what it is actually made for…spraying your hair…I have come across so many other uses. And I thought I’d share a few with you.
1.) Most know about this one…but spraying your Bobby pin or hair clips before putting them in your hair helps the pins/clips stay secure.
2.) My favorite is after applying your makeup use your hairspray to spray your face as setting spray!!! It totally works. I come home from work and my make up is still in tact!!
3.) And lastly…when you want to light s fire pit and you don’t have any lighter fluid….hairspray! I learned this one based off of that above situation. No lighter fluid so I asked for hairspray…everyone looked at me like I was crazy…but I got the fire started!!!
This exact time, 10:23 AM, tomorrow I will have came into this world 26 years ago. Say what!?!?! That’s a long ass time. A lot of life lessons. A lot of experience. A lot of opportunities. A lot of opinions formed. And a lot of loved received. I remember being 15 years old wanting this age to be here. To be established in life and somewhat know what is going to be happening with me. And to be honest it’s here and I am happy with where I am. I have an amazing job doing things I love, in 251 days I’ll be marrying my best friend, I have strong friendships and a wonderful family. I am a very lucky woman. As I don’t fully know what’s going to happen…I know where I am at in life and I absolutely love it. The paths I’ve taken and lessons I’ve learned are what got me here today and I am grateful for that. There isn’t one thing I can honestly say I regret. And I know there are some that can’t say that. Yes I am grateful for all the STUPID decisions I’ve made or trouble I’ve gotten because that is what makes me me. And who doesn’t want to be me??? Ha ha!
thank you to all who has made me me…I love you for that.
Well that sums up how this work out has been going. I feel great…I’m down 4 lbs. (may just be water weight but I am going with it…k?) Wait let me rephrase I feel great…to my legs hurt like hell! Even just walking I start getting wobbly and can’t help but imagine myself face down when these thighs of mine just give out on me. Like its border line worth investing in a Life Alert. Those commercials sadly bring me such laughter at the super poor quality and unrealistic acting. But I mean I’d by one for the days after leg day. You never know when you’re going to try and walk down some stairs and whoop all of the sudden….you’re on the floor looking up at people who think you just learned how to walk yesterday. Legs broken. They just give up on you like “Oh you thought this was funny working the crap out of me but nah jokes on you!”