Sunday, November 21, 2010

Oh the Memories!

I am so excited for Thanksgiving!!!! Only three more days and I will be home, lounging on my fabric couch (as opposed to my pleather one) with my dog Daisy in my lap and my mom in the chair next to me. I was thinking today about how weird it will be having Thanksgiving dinner because it has been two years since I last sat around the table eating turkey and my mom's fruit salad.

Last year Kelley and I were in Rome. We were having a blast but with it being the end of our semester in London, and our last major trip, we were only eating one meal a day. I can't remember exactly what I ate for Thanksgiving in Europe but I'm pretty sure, it was probably cheese pizza and maybe some red wine. Maybe if I was feeling extravagant, it was something very Italian, like gnocci. It was delicious but not being in Owensboro wrapped up in a sweater, eating turkey and watching football, really contributed to the homesickness that I was already feeling at that point in the semester.

I cannot believe that it has already been over a year since I lived in London. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about all the amazing things I saw and did while I was there. There are days where I miss it so much that I think, that my life may have peaked during that amazing semester. But I also think back to those days where towards the end of the trip where I wanted nothing more than to come back to America, see my family and eat Mexican food. Isn't it funny how no matter where you are, you always wish for something else. I've learned that I am never satisfied.

I miss always having something to do, no matter what time of day or day of the week it is. I miss riding the tube and being able to go anywhere without having to deal with bad drivers. I miss going to O'Neals with the girls, and being known as "those crazy American girls". I miss Cafe Forum and the chocolate cake that they served with ice cream, even though they thought that was crazy. I miss the endless shopping at super cheap places like Primark and H&M. I miss paying $16 for an airplane ticket to a country that I never in a million years thought I'd set foot in, such as Norway. I miss living with Kelley and Lew and Emily and Libby. Sometimes I even miss being forced to go to boring museums. There are so many things that I miss every single day, but what is even sadder, is the thought that if I ever went back, maybe even to live, it would never be the same. I would never be able party every day without a care in the world except for 2 pm class the next day.

I've pretty much decided that no matter where I go in life, I am always going to miss the past. However, instead of being discouraged by this, I feel hopeful. Whenever I think that the best days are behind me, I am blessed with whole new experiences and even better memories. So for now, I am going to focus on getting through the next three days until I get to go home and I will be anxiously waiting for the next great thing to come.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A little bit of everything

Okay so it has definately been a while since I blogged. There have been some major changes going on in my life and I have also been really busy. Actually I say that but to be perfectly honest, I cannot remember what I've been doing for the last week but by the looks of my room and car, I have not been cleaning or doing much homework.

So on Wednesday last week, at about midnight, I found my bunny Gabby laying on her side in her cage just an hour away from death. She died that night and to be perfectly honest, I've been a bit of a wreck since. I know it sounds ridiculous but I loved that little rabbit. I have been procrastinating the task of cleaning her cage for the last time and packing up all her food and treats to take to the Humane Society because it will be so real that she is gone. On a good note though, this will in fact be the last time I have to don the rubber gloves and gag my way through cleaning up the nasty kitty litter out of the bottom of the cage.

On Thursday last week I went to see my best friend Kelley for her 21st birthday!!!! We had a great time, we went to a karaoke bar with EmHop, and had a blast. The last time I had a night like that was in London, so it was much needed. While I was there, I got to see all the wonderful people that I love in Birmingham. Oh those girls and guys are the greatest and I always seem to forget just how much I miss them. So after a long, fun-filled weekend I headed back to Lex and got home about 3 am. Now before you get to feeling too sorry for me for my late night driving, I will admit that it was mostly my fault that I got home so late because I kept putting off leaving for other fun things. I did not leave Birmingham until about 7 and then was caught in the Sunday rush hour, caused by a forest fire. All in all it was a hellava trip!

I also got the new iPhone 4 last week and I am happy to report that it is everything that I was hoping it would be. My other one dropped nearly every call I made or received last week so I finally got fed up and decided that since pay day was only two days away, it was definitely time for a new one! I cannot get over how fast this one works and how pretty it is. The reception is clearer, the signal is stronger, and the battery life is longer than the average life-spans of many 3rd world countries (maybe an exaggeration). This is my new toy and for almost a week I have been unable to put it down.

Though I am absolutely loving the weather that we are having today, I am completely fed up with my allergies. Every change of season brings a runny nose, watery eyes and the inevitably of a sinus infection. This morning I woke up with a pounding ear and scratchy throat and fever. I went to the doctor already knowing what they were going to say and sure enough, my familiar enemy, the sinus infection had set up camp and he was gracious enough to bring his sister, ear infection. So hopefully in two, three days I will be feeling better and less tempted to slam my head in the door until I finally pass out.

So anyways that is what is going on in my life these days. Yeah its a pretty exciting life. So I promise that I will be a little better about blogging a little more consistently. Welp, okay, we are headed to Walmart to buy wrapping paper so we can wrap our cabinets up as Christmas gifts. I'll post pictures if it goes well!