For the second year in a row, I’ve hosted Thanksgiving at my house. It always makes me a bit stressed, not because I can’t cook, but because I have an issue with timing! Last year I was probably 10-15 minutes off my projected 2pm meal time. This year….perfect timing! I looked at the clock as we all grabbed our plates to dig in, and it was 2:00 on the nose! Glorious victory! So, we had an epic afternoon of eating and way too many leftovers because I’m also not super talented at planning how much food to make….. Turns out a 10.5 lb. turkey is like 3x as much turkey as 5 people need, and I have essentially an entire 9×13 pan of cornbread bacon pecan stuffing left over. I shall be eating well for several weeks to come I’m sure! I still haven’t worked my way up to making pie, so I had Momma bring the pies, and Aunt N brought a couple salads, but otherwise I did everything myself. Adulthood Level: Intro to Pro Skills!
On to the meat and potatoes so to speak……!
Have you ever just reached a point in life where you need a change? It feels like everything you’ve done to this point is dumb, and somethings gotta give. I wanted this year, 2015, to be different. I was going to be bolder, do things that scare me, and karma was supposed to reward me! Karma did not behave like she was supposed to, and all my brave moves fell flat on their faces.
So…..I did the next best thing…..I changed my hair! I had been meaning to do my traditional fall hair change anyway, but one change lead to another which let to another, and I just feel like a whole new girl! It’s amazing how switching small things up can really change your whole outlook.
The changes started off simply enough. I decided that it was time to be an adult and accept that fact that I don’t have perfect vision. So, I ordered myself some glasses so I could actually see my tv and the world around me is a crispy, sharp way. Like dropping a pebble into the mystical lake that is adulthood, that one event set off ripples of change. After the glasses came the new hair. The new hair brought new shampoo and styling products. I truly believe deep down in my soul that everyday is a good hair day when your hair smells the way it does when you leave the salon! Please, no one pop my bubble of hope about this…it’s science, I should know! Actually, it’s probably more about the fact that the smell reminds me of the salon, and the salon is one of my favorite places.
My desire to have an epic bath time experience post Asshole Tinder Cowboy spurred me to buy fun new things from Lush. On a whim I ordered a bath bomb in their new fall smell. It seemed a bit questionable at the time (black pepper, patchouli, and vanilla) but I’m so glad that I did! My new smell is Lord of Misrule! It smells like everything that’s right with the world. It’s a bit manly, a bit fall, a dash of vanilla, and just all around epicness! If they ever discontinue that smell I shall be oh so sad. So, I ordered a second order of bath bombs and the shower gel to try and get me through the year until next fall. Cross those fingers people!
I’ve been wearing the same perfumes since college, and they are finally running out. For awhile I debating just rebuying them because perfume shopping is actually the worst thing ever. Things that smell good in the bottle smell like butt on you, and lord forbid you try more than one at a time and then have to spend the rest of the day smelling “like a French whore house”! However, I did finally find one that I’m totally digging on. I had originally passed on it several times, because I don’t like how it smells in the bottle. On a lark I got a sample at Sephora and I’ve been wearing it everyday. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb is my new jam! I’m adding it to my Birthday/Christmas list I think! (Cough, Cough….Hint, Hint, Hint)
It’s really amazing how sometimes it really is the random things that can change everything. I’m sure eventually the newness will wear off, and I’ll run out of Lord of Misrule shower gel, but in the meantime I’m loving my whole new situation. It hasn’t changed me as a person, it’s just changed the way I feel about my situation!
The thing that never changes……and will never change…..is that even when I feel like I can’t change the small things I have my friends and family to see me through. It doesn’t matter how bad things get or how much success you have, your friends and family are always there to support, encourage, and congratulate. That’s what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving week, my friends that put up with my crazy and my family that puts up with my bitchiness.
My friends became the focal point of my trip to the hills the other week. So here’s to my friends, the ones who had my back when I saw my college dream frat boy with his fugly new girl in the hills (Yes….I saw him out at the bars :/), the one’s who distracted me and kept my mind off the Asshole Tinder Cowboy, and the one’s who are always down for cheeseballs, beers, burgers, too many orders of chile rellenos, mystery flavor jello shots, and generally having the best time!
I also spent a great night with G and his gorgeous baby girl when I was in the Hills, but idk that babies belong on blogs cuz the interwebs can be a weird place. She did however teach me how to “make potatoes” on the kitchen floor, and she amazed me with her technology skills. 18 month old me could not have worked a smart phone! Technology on little one, and grow up to show the world what’s what!