Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Really?

I was just sitting here watching Oxygen (Top Model reruns were the best thing on at the moment) and saw a commercial for The Naughty Kitchen. This show looks a hot mess. It's a reality show that follows an obese chef who makes naughty (rich, fatty but of course delicious) food at her restaurant. Why do we need a show that promotes unhealthy lifestyles? This cancels out their other show, Dance Your Ass Off. Little stuff like this irks me, because all of this crap adds up to make our culture that much more crappier.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Don't take it for granted

Last week I learned that my former next door neighbor passed away at the very young age of 51. This was a woman who was not only a neighbor but a friend. She was in attendance at both my parents wedding and mine. She gave me advice when I made the decision to go into social work because she was a social worker herself. She had two boys, so she liked to do my hair and encouraged me to pledge the sorority that she tried to join when she was in college (although I didn't). I was so shocked and it was just another reminder of how we must cherish this gift of life that God has given us. I could say so much more about this but the words just won't come out right. I just know that I appreciate her presence in my life and I take with me the lesson to appreciate my loved ones each day and to take better care of myself too.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A little bit of wedding withdrawal

So my feelings of wedding withdrawal are a little late setting in (2 1/2 months). I was just looking through a facebook friend's bridal shower pictures and I got a little sad that all of that stuff is behind me. There was so much planning and events and good times and it all is behind me with nothing but pictures to show the fun that was had. Usually when someone is in the newlywed phase they are in a new house. But I have owned a house for over a year now so nothing new there. And the baby plan is not in action yet so it is not yet time to throw my energy into thinking about pink or blue. I would be distracted from this feeling if I had a friend who was getting married or having a baby because then I could break out my inner Martha and plan fabu events for them. But I am the first of my group to move into this phase of life. I guess I need a hobby or something now....