Friday, November 15, 2013

It Is Perfectly Okay and Normal

First off, I apologize for the language above. Secondly, can I get an amen sista? With so many changes and big decisions I have coming up in the next 6 months of my life, I am trying to embrace this concept. Y'all know that home girl here is a full-blown type-A personality that likes to have all major choices planned out, so this is a lot harder than you would think.

In the past 6 months I have finished the didactic portion of my pharmacy career, traveled to 3 different states across the western United States for clinicals, met new friends, attended weddings, and had to say good bye to loved ones before I was ready. The only thing I know about life is that it is unexpected and the only thing we can do is trust in God to direct us through it all as he does time and time again.

This weekend I am driving back to NM (~1600 miles) with my dad to start my next rotation bright and early Monday morning. So for now all I can do is embrace the craziness, hope for the best and pray  I am able to hear God direct me on the right path. With that being said, I could really use some extra prayers over the next few months.

Have a great weekend loves!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2013 Turkey Trot

Well even though my friend, Miss Football, officially called me out on her blog, I am jumping on the bandwagon and doing her 2013 Virtual Turkey Trot. You can learn all the fun details here. Since I am going to be sucking eggs for 3.1 miles, I wanted you to have the same offer. Ya thats right, I am that kind of friend.

Basically all you have to do is run a 5K (which can totally be running down a dirt road, on a treadmill or through the city streets) sometime between Thanksgiving and December 1st, document the efforts, send me your progress and I'll blog about it for you so we can all join in on Miss Football's fun idea. Oh and did I mention that if Miss Football and Almost Gypsy Soul get people from 10 different states to compete they are donating money to the Salvation Army for the holidays. It is pretty easy, fun and for a GREAT cause, so... NO EXCUSES!

P.S. I have already recruited Laker Lover and O-Chem Friend for the cause, so come the heck on!

Monday, November 11, 2013


I love this quote for so many reasons, but seriously one of the best things you can do for a person is turn a bad day into something good. Whether it is a small gesture or long talk with an old friend, make somebody's day better today! We are all fighting our own kind of battle and you never know how once simple smile can be contagious.

Smile on my friends, smile on!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Mrs. Texas Comes To Visit

This past weekend, Mrs. Texas and her mom came to visit. It was the best weekend I have had in a long time and here is all the pictures to document the fun.

We started out the morning at the Capital building and grounds. It was beautiful around there and great to see all their memorial areas. 

After we toured around the capital we headed downtown. There were lots of cute little shops to browse through before we went to breakfast at Darby's. It is a local restaurant that was featured on Diners, Dine-Ins and Drives, so that was pretty cool. After our lunch we decided to go walk them off and ended up around the Capital Lake. It was perfect timing and so peaceful.

Since we are in the hot spots for microbreweries we had to go visit one out of respect. ;) Fish Tale is a local favorite. Literately 15 minutes after we sat down the entire room filled up. There is where the grand inspiration for the evening showed up.... Tacoma Comedy club. For those of y'all who haven't been to a comedy club, GO. It was a great night!

I was doing really good taking pictures, then we left Olympia and I stopped. After we saw all the sites in Olympia we toured down to the outlet malls south of town then headed north to Tacoma before we headed to Seattle for the normal sites.

The weekend was filled with lots of laughs, lots of fun, and lots of great memories.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fall at It's Finest

I am only going to be up here for a month and y'all will stop seeing my tree pictures then. But until I have to go home, y'all just keep enjoying nature's beauty!

Have a wonderful week loves!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Washington Trip: Final Installment

The last leg of our trip was in Vancouver, BC! It was another great part of this terrific trip. Neither one of us had ever been in Canada before and we were both looking forward to that alone. We started out our trip at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It is certainly a must see if y'all are ever in the area. The bridge itself is pretty awesome, but the entire park it is located in is a fun time. After the bridge we headed into town, checked into the hotel then went downtown to shop. The next morning we finished up in downtown then headed to Granville Island to their public market. It was very cool and very similar to Pike Place in Seattle. It was a fun way to spend the morning before we headed back to the good 'ol USA.

The trip was  blast and I am so happy that I was able to spend the time with my mother.  This weekend Mrs. Texas and her mother came to visit and we have had the best time! They headed home today and I am trying to regroup before Laker Lover shows up on Friday! Have a great week loves!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Washington Trip: Part 3

Next up, Seattle! After visiting Seattle, I remembered why I fell in love with this neck of the woods without having been here. What's not to love? I picked a beautiful time of the year to come visit this area; all the trees are changing colors, there is a dense fog covering the ground in the mornings and there is a cool nip in the air at night. Well let's just say... be jealous, but I digress. So the trip to Seattle, Mom and I hit up all the main tourist sites! Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, downtown shopping, and the gum wall. At the end of the evening we had dinner at the Crab Pot on the pier then headed north for Canada. It was a great trip and I was able to scout out all the places for when Mrs. Texas and Laker Lover come visit the next two weekends.

Stay tuned for the last installment of our trip next week!