I totally forgot to post this the other day! My first day of eating meat in 49 days was on Thanksgiving hahaha:
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For the record, I didn't eat that leg of Turkey... I ate a small portion of white meat just to be safe :) I've slowly started putting protein back into my diet now!



 
 
I just found a new favorite song (Thanks VS Fashion Show):

FIREWORK by Katy Perry

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind
Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there's still a chance for you
Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road

Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it's time, you'll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em goin "Oh, oh, oh!"

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon


 
 
Well hello again...

I'm taking a quick break to tell you about my awesome experience with Self Serve frozen yogurt- MY all time favorite. They have a new store that opened in the Concord Mall- Yogurt Mountain. So GREAT! See:
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On another note I took more photos over the weekend. A 4 year old birthday party- enjoy :)
Hope you like them :) Can't wait to take more!

Nothing else is really new.. I'm currently working in Pen Pal letter number 4 but that's it.

P.s. I'm currently watching the VS fashion show.. WOW how I wish I was one of those girls :) lol




 
 
Well, I'm officially a Sprint customer. YAY! The only draw back is that all my numbers are not saved... bummer. I'm so happy to have an android type phone again!

I tried out the new camera today.. here are some of my favorites:
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Well, what do you think? I went out to the dog park and on a few walking trails and just messed around with some settings on the camera so that I could get used to it so all the pictures are pretty random...

So much to update about but not enough time right now, I'm too distracted by my new phone and re downloading all of my apps again... Look for more pictures of my shoot tomorrow- REALLY EXCITED for it :)




 
 
My first day off in a VERY long time (not too long, but it feels like its been forever)... It's been productive so far: cleaned, folded the laundry that I slept on last night, did the dishes, went to the grocery store to get food for our Thanksgiving Feast. NOTE TO SELF: don't ever go to the grocery store the week of Thanksgiving for two reasons 1. ITS PACKED 2. People are really mean and you could at any minute get run over- especially in the baking aisle...

A small preview of whats in store for Thursday (non refrigerated items)
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Turkey, Mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, butternut squash casserole, rolls, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, gravy, deviled eggs, EGG NOG, shrimp cocktail, and summer sausage with cheese, and pumpkin pie dip are on the menu so far! (If you are looking for some good recipes you should check out this site: http://www.allrecipes.com)
I also went to the gym tonight. I usually go around 10 in the morning but with my new schedule I haven't been able to make it. I went tonight around 6 and I will never do that again... SO MANY PEOPLE! It made it interesting to people watch though :)

When I got home from doing that I checked the mail and TA- DA my next pen pal letter had arrived :)
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I'm all done reading it and eager to start my reply... maybe tonight?

Tomorrow is Tuesday, do you know what that means??? MY CAMERA SHOULD BE ARRIVING!
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It looks something like this... I can't wait to practice... Now I just need some models. Maybe I'll start with Nature and public places first then move on to real people. We will see.

The list was put on hold for a little bit while I was training for the job but now that it has settled a little bit I can start working on it again...

This week I will be able to check off number 10- Volunteer at a homeless shelter AND church. Excited for that!

In case you checked out the POD section of the website here are some more cracker barrel pics... we had a grand time starting our band lol
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Accordion? is that what that is called?
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My blueberry pancakes- I was thinking about switching my "365 days of photos" to 365 days of food since that is all that I ever post or write about :)
Well that's all I have for now... Work in the morning, then camera time, then girls night with Lauren! EXCITING



 
 
It's almost 1:30am and I should be sleeping, but I can't... (at least I have the day off tomorrow)

I'm exhausted, tired, run down, and probably getting sick. All the signs say go to sleep but my mind is racing. It astonishes me how life can change day by day. I'm not sure that I can say that I enjoy not knowing what will happen today, tomorrow, next week, or even years from now. I like to have a plan but my plans never go as planned.


 
 
all through training, feels great to be able to be by myself now :) I love the place so far and I've met some really cool people!

Other than that I don't really have much to update on... I guess I'll just leave you with another amazing video from my favorite show
I promise to update more sometime soon but pancakes from Cracker Barrel are calling my name... :)
 
 
I've been jamming and dancing around all day to this on repeat. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!
 
 
WOW. What a night... at work, and in my dreams.

Work is AWESOME... I love getting ready and going there everyday. Is it terrible to say that I'm excited to quit my other job? :( Anyways, everyone is amazing and so willing to help and be your friend. I guess it helps that all of my co-workers are males, right? The training process should be over this Friday, that is if I pass the final. Shouldn't be a problem- just need to keep studying. Yes, I made flash cards :)

I CANNOT wait for my new camera to arrive... hopefully by the weekend or early next week. For sure I would like to have it for Thanksgiving. I'm getting excited and sad all at the same time. I love Thanksgiving at home with all of my amazing family and friends, and of course all of the wonderful foods that everyone makes but I guess it never really hurts to try something new. This year is going to be so different than what I am used to. I will actually be working that day (I've been fortunate to never have to work a holiday, until now) after work if I can get done in time me and the boy will be volunteering at a Shelter down here and then head home for our own little Thanksgiving dinner- and I get to cook it all! I'm looking forward to that! (except the Turkey)

Speaking of Turkey... today is officially the first day that I can eat meat again. The 40 days are over and I made it! YAY! I'm nervous about starting again... and debating on if I am just going to continue with the no meat thing- it's been kind of nice. At first I was losing weight but now that I am back on that HORRIBLE serving schedule and I eat like crap and at 12:00 at night all that weight is right back on lol

There isn't a whole lot that is new going on in my life... the only big thing is that I will be switching to Sprint and leaving Verizon in the dust at the end of the month... PEACE out :)

I guess it's gym time
 
 
Wow. What a week. The crappy thing is that it's only Tuesday and although I've already worked 4 doubles I still have 4 more to go. Luckily I was able to get Wednesday day off so I could have a mental break for a little bit.

I've almost quit a couple times at one of them but then I end up staying. At least once I finish training at the second one I will be able to actually quit working there for real.

I love the new job (the one I'm training for). I work with 20 males and about 4 or 5 females- that's a first. I've never been out numbered by guy servers before. It's amazing, I've never made friends so fast at work before lol.

Well, whats new. It's been a while. Unfortunately not a whole lot because all I've been doing is working so I haven't had much free time to go and explore or work on my list. Although, my new camera will be in the mail soon so my picture taking will be WAAAAY better :)

So funny story of the day. It (was) 8:08am. I roll over and notice my phone is blinking green (this means either a text or email) I get up- 30 minutes earlier than I wanted- to check it. Worst idea ever since it has created the weirdest moment of my life (maybe not life, week would be better). Here is what happened:

The text said, "That big uncircumcised penis just cut me off in traffic, what a dick!" Confused, I ask, "Who is this?" (it was a North Carolina number so I figured I would maybe know them?) Well the conversation continues with him saying he was "big mike" and that I waited on him a couple of times and that he didn't know how to talk to cute girls blah blah blah... I obviously know that he is lying ( I would remember if I waited on someone more than once). Then it takes a crazy turn when he says that he was lying and that my manager gave him my number and that he has two tickets to go watch midget wrestling (????????????????)... WOW. Do I look like I would enjoy that? Even if I did, THAT'S your pick up line, midget wrestling? Then he offered up watching elephants mate at the zoo... needless to say I'm still in a messed up conversation with this "big Mike" character- no idea who it is, and I'm almost positive that I'm in the middle of a big joke but I guess it brought about some interesting conversation at 8am...

For the record, I AM drinking egg nog at 9am in the morning. Why? BECAUSE ITS AMAZING and I have a waaaay longer amount of time to work off all 720 calories that are in my pint of egg nog (YIKES).

Well friends, It's been a while and i've missed writing everyday. So glad that I got a chance to log in this morning. I hope you are all well! Happy ALMOST hump day :)