Wednesday, September 7, 2011

19 Months

I’m glad another month is finished but I can’t believe it’s already September. Only 3 months until the end of 2011, crazy!

Last Friday morning I woke up to my eyes being half way swollen shut. I’ve been having issues with my eyelids for a while now; they have been red, puffy and dry. And it was getting worse. I was planning on going to see the nurse soon but when I could barley open my eyes Friday I knew I needed to go right a way. I contacted PC and the doctor told me to come in as soon as possible so I got on a bus around noon and made it to the office 2 hours later. She told me I really shouldn’t wear my contacts here anymore and gave me antibiotic eye drops.

Since I arrived in town mid afternoon I didn’t feel like heading straight back to Linden so I called Becky to see what her plans were for the weekend. Our weekend turned into a spontaneous girl’s weekend. Her, Princess, and their friend Shaleeny met me in town and we went to the Amerindian Heritage Expo. It was neat to see Amerindian crafts and Princess and I split a delicious grilled chicken cheeseburger.

I was planning on heading back to Linden Saturday morning but Princess ended up talking Becky and I into staying another night. And I’m glad we did. We made cards, read magazines, made some good food, worked out a little, watched TV and movies, painted our toenails, cut Becky’s hair (she now has bangs!) and talked about Tobago! It was a fun weekend.

Now, I’m looking forward to next Friday!!

Things I’m grateful for this month:
Feeling like myself again
School starting back up
Becky and Princess
Working out
Going on a mini-cation home

Things I miss right now:
Cooler weather
Health food
Snuggling on the couch
Hot chocolate
Feeling pretty. I’ve pretty much stopped wearing makeup. My favorite hairdo is a messy ponytail. And now I’m stuck wearing glasses. Oh well, makes getting ready a cinch.

Cheers to September!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It Was That Awesome!

More pictures of Kato...

Flying into Kato I got to be co-pilot. It was pretty cool!

Love these girls!

The waterfall felt like a massage

Trying not to tumble down this hill

Black & White just adds to the beauty

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Life List

When I woke up this morning the first thing that popped into my head was, it's September!!  I'm so excited for this month! 

Today I want to share my life list. I wrote a list of things I want to do in my lifetime.  The goal is to have 100 things but I thought it would be fun to do half of my list now and the other half one year from now.
**My Life List {one hundred things}:
1. Become a registered nurse and work in labor and delivery
2. Get married in the Wayfarers Chapel
3. Go on a weeklong detoxifying retreat with my mom
4. Do 30 days of eating only raw foods again
5. Cook a new, different meal every day for at least one month
6. Learn how to sew
7. Sew an apron
8. Make a T-shirt quilt
9. Visit all 50 states
10. Become a mommy {2-3 babies}
11. Own seadoos
12. Write my life story
13. Be able to see my abs
14. Get a massage every month for a year
15. Road trip along the east coast and west coast
16. Go back to Alaska, see the northern lights
17. Live in Hawaii
18. Go wine tasting
19. Live close to the beach in California
20. Be a stay-at-home-mom for one year
21. Become really fit and strong
22. Grow my hair to the middle of my back (or longer)
23. Vacation in Ireland
24. Vacation in Greece
25. Take an unplanned, spontaneous trip, where you have to buy everything once you get there.
26. Own a home
27. Make my own baby food
28. Refurbish a piece of furniture and paint it a bright color
29. Paint the outside of my front door a bright teal, aqua color
30. Make homemade ice cream
31. Have something published
32. Make homemade bread
33. Do WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)
34. Get my foot tattoo redone and made into a sea turtle
35. Go to a drive in movie
36. Take an adult ballet and tap class
37. Run a ½ marathon
38. Get a nice, professional camera, learn about photography and take lots of pictures
39. Use my own pictures for wall art
40. Open up my own health food store/bakery (this is kind of a lofty dream but I think it would be   awesome, maybe much later in life)
41. Become a person who practices yoga regularly
42. Become a little more fashionable i.e. wear high hills and accessorize more
43. Become an expert at budgeting
44. See Incubus play in a small, more personal venue
45. Write a message in a bottle and send it out to sea
46. Sail on a boat to Catalina Island and spend the night on the boat in the harbor
47. Go backpacking in the mountains
48. Host Thanksgiving dinner and cook the turkey all by myself
49. Go to Walt Disney World
50. Write in a journal every day for one year
51. Host a fun dinner party
52. Send a random person $100 in the mail
53. Take a girl’s vacation with my sister
54. Have a vacation home
55. Spend a week in New York City and see a Broadway show

Other 45 goals & dreams to come one year from today.