If my math is right, which is usually more off than my grammar, today is the 43rd day of 2015. So what is new around here?
1. My home state, Alabama, just started having same sex marriages this week. Guess what? The world has not come to an end…yet. I am very proud of my state. For the most part, people are handling this very well. Of course there is a very loud section of people that are very much against progress. Change is not easy for anybody but it is needed.
As much as I want to jump on the bandwagon and scream and argue and comment on how everybody else is wrong and I am right, I know it won’t get me anywhere. A spectacular musician from Fort Payne, Jess Goggans, expressed it wonderfully well the other day:
Now I have to sit around and wait until nine strangers in D.C. rule that it is ok for me to get hitched here in Georgia.
Until then, I need to avoid reading people’s comments. As a former high school classmates posted, “Are some folks so disrespectful that they don’t care what their names are attached to when they comment on public pages?”
2. Keeping on with the theme, me and my love have started looking at rings. Neither one of us is too sure what our style is but if we are going to be wearing these things forever, I guess we gotta look around and see what our taste is.
3. Work is going along just fine. Going to a work paid seminar tomorrow titled Managing Emotions Under Pressure. My job can be stressful (as are most people’s jobs). I will admit it is hard to keep my cool or to keep wanting to try and work out a problem when someone is making a personal attack against me. I like to practice ignoring and avoidance with a side of “shut down”. It does work a lot of times.
4. 2015 trips planned! Each year my love and her family go down for a vacation to Anna Maria Island. Very happy that this trip is now about one month away.
After this we will be going to Denver to celebrate a little man’s birthday and to meet his new sister.
Then in September we will be going to LAS VEGAS to see two of our dearest friends get hitched at the Neon Museum!
I am sure there are 109 things that we can do in Las Vegas over the course of three days. My main goals are to see my friends get married (legally!), take a trip out to the Grand Canyon, and zipline over Fremont Street. Yes, zipline over a street in Las Vegas!
I personally don’t like gambling or casinos (work too hard for the money to try and lose it on purpose). We will definitely spend on evening walking around the strip oooohing and aaaaahing at the various hotels.
5. We have taken a timeout from fostering at the moment. After fostering non-stop for over a year we realized that we have lost any sort of normal scheduled we used to have. Today, myself and a few other volunteers, took food over to The Veterinary Clinic that Perfect Pets Rescue uses on a regular basis. This staff is amazing and totally deserve a treat. I am lucky enough to not only have my love make her homemade Chex Mix but Ms. Fitzgerald took time out of her busy schedule to make her Gluten Free Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie. Holy moly, that stuff is sooooo good. I made the Pioneer Woman Mediterranean Orzo Salad which is become my own personal fave.
6. We got facials last weekend! If you are ever in the Atlanta/Sandy Springs area, take a few bucks and head over to the International School of Skin, Nailcare, and Massage Therapy. Holy moly, these students will make you look like you were never born with pores. You will also walk out with money in your pocket also. As of today their European Facial, which lasts a little over an hour, is $38!
This trip was followed by the best wings in the city, Clay’s Sports Cafe. Small place in Sandy Springs with the best service and amazing wings (swimmin’ and crispy per request). If you are not on a diet, make sure to get the Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Three words: homemade honey mustard. *mic drop*
Now off to experience the next 43 days!