Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial Day is quickly approaching and I am trying to think of ways to fill my day off. Of course, shopping is always a good choice :) but my lack of income for a good three months is causing me to be extra frugal for awhile. I am however going to good ole Stilltown for the weekend so I'm sure the remainder of the true friend club and myself will be able to find something to occupy our time.

But as I think about Memorial Day, I remember how I spent them so many times before I was an "adult." As part of our 4-H club project, we would go and put poppies on the graves of all of the veterans in our local cemeteries. I have to give credit to my sister here. For years, we had been running out of poppies before getting all of the veteran's graves covered. For her project, she found all of the veteran's graves at all of the cemeteries in town. I really admire her for that project because it took a lot of time and she did it by herself.

Anyways, I can remember doing this every Memorial Day since about the 7th grade. And, honestly, I kind of miss it. At the time, I didn't think it was that big of a deal but now I realize how much it meant to others. And how it helped me to show respect to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for my freedoms and my life.

This year I want to say thank you to all of the service men and women who are so graciously serving our country. Because of them we are able to live in a country with more freedoms than any other in the world. I am so grateful for that. And I am so grateful for the people that are willing to sacrifice for us.

I have always been supportive of the troops but I didn't really understand the emotions that come with a family member going into the military until it happened to one of my friends. And I still don't know everything but I know that it made me more aware.

So amongst a weekend of family reunions, lakes, sunshine and fun, be sure to thank our service men and women this weekend as well. They are the reason you can enjoy all of those things this weekend!

Happy weekend! :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Now this lost soul don't know where to start...

Recently, my life has taken some unexpected turn of events. Not all of them have been bad. In fact, some of them have been really exciting!

This is going to be my first summer not to be in good ole Stilly. It is bittersweet but I'm excited to do something different. I start my internship at Oklahoma Farm Bureau a WEEK from today. Hard to believe. I'm anxious to get started that's for sure!

I've spent all weekend packing and realizing how much junk I have collected over the years. And I really want to cut a lot of it out of my life. So it has been a lot of "donate" and "trash" piles. However, I'm really excited to be getting an apartment by myself. I love love love living by myself and I can't wait to decorate and move someplace new.

This weekend is my friend's wedding. My dress is currently being altered and I just bought my shoes this last weekend. No minute like the last minute! But, it should be fun and a good chance to see all my friends before the summer.

And on top of all of that, I've got a mess of a situation going on. You know that feeling when you know that you have to deal with it but you just don't want to? Yeah...that's whats happening. And ultimately...I'm scared. I'm not ashamed to admit it because I know that I am. But it has to be dealt with before I leave for OKC... So, it looks like I have about 4 days to get my stuff together...

Here goes nothing!

kmb: wild at heart.