Monthly Archives: November 2012

three hundred and thirty

One of the nice things about this blog is that I know how many days there are until the year is over!! And I really can’t believe there are only 35 days until it’s done!! Time flies I tell ya.

This year has seriously gone by soooo fast. I know we all say that with every passing year as we get older, but this has been the fastest year thus far for me!

Dud and I met Mimi, Pappy, and Nina at Wendy’s for lunch. It was quite delicious. Mimi’s and my favorite fast food place. As Mim says “You can get a balanced meal!”

I also went and got fingerprinted for working in Fayette County. Hope they don’t find anything! 🙂


three hundred and twenty nine

(It’s November 26th.)

This afternoon I had one of the hardest conversations I’ve ever had with one of the people I’ve loved most in my life. The conversation was long overdue and the outcome was expected. It’s just weird to realize that everything is officially over and done with, no matter what I wished or hoped for. I can’t say or do anything to change it-believe me I tried so hard it was pathetic. So now starts the healing process. And it sucks. (Pardon my French!)

I read a really cheesy quote, but it’s something that I won’t forget because it has happened to me this year. It was something along the lines of “To love someone is a beautiful thing, but the people who you love the most are the people who have the power to hurt you the most.” Does that mean we shouldn’t be open to love and forgiveness and happiness when the universe provides a time and place for these wonderful things? Absolutely not! I have spent so much of the past 5 years living in the future-which is what you do in a long distance relationship-that I don’t know how to live in the present. It’s a hard thing for me to do. I’m at a place right now where I’m yearning every day for the past, to be able to change things I said or did. And in the past all I was thinking about was the future.

So I guess my lesson from all this is not “don’t give you heart to someone else so they can break it”, but instead “learn to live in the present”. Don’t dwell on the future because you might not have one like you think. And I guess don’t dwell in the past because you can’t go back. You can’t change the one thing you should or shouldn’t have said or done. Such a simple concept, but it’s something like plane crashes or cancer, you never think it applies to you, to your life, and the struggles you will, one day, inevitably endure.

And the memories. I hope those get less painful with time. Because right now, I wish I had a Men in Black pen thingy to erase mine (except the Spanish and lovely people I met in Mexico!!).

Ok. so maybe that wasn’t the most “glass half full” kind of post, but there is some positivity in it somewhere. I’m trying to pick out life lessons out of complete and utter devastation?! 🙂

Three hundred and twenty eight

(It’s November 25th.)

We went up to Mud’s house today to see her a bit and eat lunch. I was pleasantly surprised to see my 2 beautiful cousins, Strat and Sar!!



I’ve also startled listening to Kris McDaniel (the pastor at Trinity) online. He’s good. I really like what he says. I wish Trinity wasn’t so far away. 

three hundred and twenty seven

I helped Non get boxes down from the attic today for her Christmas decorating extravaganza. If you’ve never been to our house before, it’s like a Christmas land. It’s cozy and warm and wonderful.

And also…21 days till Tar gets homeeeee!!! Yayyyyy!!

Extra extra

Hope you enjoy!!


three hundred and twenty six

(It’s November 23rd.)

I finished my jewelry boards! I’m going to sell them to one of my mom’s friends that has a booth at a flea market type place in Newnan called The Bone Yard. Hopefully people will think they are as cute as I think they are!!



And then there’s Hayden. I love to take pictures of him when he’s in random places. This one made me laugh.


And can I just say that the weather was Heavenly today?!

three hundred and twenty five

(It’s November 22nd.)

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I love Thanksgiving. I think it’s my favorite holiday. There aren’t any presents or anything of that nature, just food and family. This year’s celebration was great too. The food was delicious and I hung out with Joy, Kimber, and Strat the whole day. It was great! We also got some cute pics. I don’t know why I didn’t get one with Strat…I guess she left too early??

Me and K

Me and Jo

Note from Katrina to Kenz translated: “McKenzie, why are you crazy?”

Me, Kenz, Jo


three hundred and twenty four

(It’s November 21st.)

Non was in the hospital with Mud today, so all of the cooking was left up to Dud and me! Dud made copper penny carrots and I made some desserts! Hopefully they’ll be tasty…

We also watched 3 deer out in the back yard for about 10 minutes. We were trying to figure out their story. They’re so graceful and beautiful. I wish I could have a pet deer.

Can you spot our little friend??


three hundred and twenty three

(It’s November 20th.)

Talk about all day shopping!! Non, Joy, and I left the house at about 10:30 and got home at about 11!

We ate some lunch, went up to Phipps and Lenox (which actually wasn’t that crowded!), shopped, people watched, walked around, and then headed back to the Brake Pad (and Bloody Marys!) for dinner.

It was quite a lovely day with some very interesting sights!!

Here are 2 pics to commemorate our adventure. I wish they were of funny things, but they’re just of us…

The best part about this pic…the Santa/Dog combo in the background!

Jo and her husband. He couldn’t be there with us yesterday…


three hundred and twenty two

(It’s November 19th.)

I realized that my posts are kind of boring now that I don’t have Tar with Karen’s awesome camera taking pics. That being said, I can’t wait until Tar comes home for Christmas! Ugh. I didn’t realize how much I loved hanging with him every day!!

Today was kind of a lazy-ish day. I did some more stuff with my boards. Non and Dud introduced me to this great show on PBS called “Call the Midwife”.

(Which leads me on a tangent about Downton Abbey. If you haven’t watched Season 3 yet…BEWARE! It’s so incredibly good, but it will get you!! When you least expect it!)

Anyways, Call the Midwife is a really good series! It’s set in the 1950’s in the slums of London about a girl named Jenny working as a midwife there. It’s not all about babies and birthing, there are other story lines as well. I cry almost every episode…which isn’t saying much. 🙂 It’s a great show. I recommend it. Click here to get the link to watch it if you’d like!