Monday, October 27, 2008

A surprise in my car...

So, I'm running a little late for work this morning so I just hop into my car without really checking out my surroundings first, which I usually do because I'm paranoid. Anyway, I get in, toss my purse in the passenger seat, click on my seatbelt, and am about slip the key in the ignition when I hear this faint little "meeooow". Confused, I turn around and all of a sudden there is this HUGE orange cat sitting by me on top of my beverage holders! Panicked, I screamed bloody murder at the top of my lungs and lurched myself out of the car leaving all of my personal belongings, except for my phone, behind. The cat jumped out right after me and ran off, his ears probably ringing. Not sure why I still had my phone in my hand, but I quickly dialed Nate and asked "did you put a freaking cat in my car this morning?!" He was "like, ummmm, no, why was there a cat in your car?" Anyway, after much stipulation, we figured that the cat must have jumped in while we were unloading groceries on Sunday morning. There are about 4-5 neighborhood cats that linger around the house all the time, I guess I shouldn't have been that scared but he was just there all of a sudden! I wouldn't be surprised if I show up on America's Funniest Home Videos... I'm sure I looked absoulutely ridiculous.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I've been a very bad blogger...

I'm fairly certain that my dear friend Kristen is the only one who ever checks my blog, but this is no excuse for my lack of up-keep! I am going to try much harder to post at least once a week from now on... and even inlcude a picture or two every now and then.

For now, I would like to acknowledge some things I am thankful for in my life. Lately, I have been hearing way too many stories about people my age getting cancer. It makes me sick to my stomach, it just doesn't seem fair at any age, but it makes me realize how much more life I hope to live. Unfortunately, it is situations like this that make me sit back and really think about how blessed I am to live the life I do. It is so easy to get caught up in stupid things like how bummed I am that I have to do things like pay bills or get up early and go to work in the morning. In reality I should be so lucky to have a job that allows me to pay the bills that keep me fed, sheltered, and happy. Here are a couple things I hope to never take for granted...

my future husband who makes me coffee almost every morning!
my loving, and soon to be HUGE, family
my friends... I seriously have the best in the world
my relationship with God, even though that could always use a little more work on my end ;)
my right to vote... still deciding on that one though, don't judge!
my health
our huge wedding guest list... while it is a pain to try and cut down to a budget-friendly number, we have never felt so loved
Pullman... yes, Pullman.

I know there's more, but it's the end of the day and my brainstorming skills are limited.