Catching Up on Life

I haven’t  blogged in awhile.  A lot has been going on.  Let’s see, a quick run down of things…

June 30 – Backstreet Boys Concert – SO AWESOME! I’ll make a whole blog about it soon enough.

July 1 – I got to see Twilight Eclipse! I’ll probably do a blog about this later.

July 2  – Five year anniversary with Bobby.  We had a lovely time.  There was an excellent dinner at PF Changs.  They had a great deal for two that included soup, an appetizer, two entree, and cute little mini deserts served in shot  glasses, for only $49.  That is a great price for that amount of food at PF Changs.   We of course had the chicken lettuce wraps which were excellent.  When they brought our entrees (a delicious chicken dish & Mongolian beef) they also brought a Spicy Shrimp dish because someone had ordered it and changed their mind.  The waiter said they were just going to toss it out so he brought it to us.  I love shrimp and I have to say that it was one of the most impressive shrimp dishes I’ve had in a long time.  The shrimp was tender and fresh, not chewy at all.  There was fantastic flavor and the breading was perfect.  Desert was good.  The perfect serving and a little double shot glass.  They had I think 6 or 8 different kinds to choose from so I think we got a hell of a deal.

July 4 – Nothing exciting for Independence Day but I did go to Grass Valley, CA to stay with my grandpa.  My grandpa had been in the hospital the week before for exhaustion and dehydration.  He had had a blood transfusion and his chemo and was doing nothing but sleeping so when he finally got up he could barely walk so we had to get him to the hospital.  He was in for a few days and wasn’t released until Saturday the 3rd.  Originally the doctor told him he could not go home because he lived alone so he was going to have to go into a rehab center.  Thankfully we were able to arrange it so that I could stay with him for a week, which is what I did.  It was a long week.  Not even a full week actually.  Sunday to Thursday.  I did a lot of cleaning for him and cooking.  The first few days he spent a lot of time in bed and I was very worried.  But on Tuesday he had a chemo treatment and I thought for sure he would be knocked out but instead, he was doing much better!  I think it also has something to do with the fact that he finally turned the damn AC on in his house.  Only setting the AC to click on at 80 was a huge help for both of us.  I got a lot more done around the house for him and he just looked so much better.  We had a nice time.  We talked a lot. Every night at 7pm he watches NCIS if he can so a few night we watched it together and it was really great.  He actually laughed at the funny parts, it was good to see him smile.

So anyway, I left Thursday morning when my mom arrived.  She quit the horrible job she had to go stay with him for a few weeks before a new (and better) job begins in August.  It works out really well.  I’ll be going back this Thursday to stay until Saturday because my mom has to come back to Reno to get the finally arrangements out of the way for the new job.  In August my grandpa has decided to go spend a week or two in a rehabilitation facility which will be really good for him I think.

July 9 – I went and saw Despicable Me with Brandy, Chey, and Sarah.  It was super cute and I’ll for sure do a whole blog about my opinions on it another time.

July 10 – Bobby really wanted to go to the Daniel Tosh show at the Silver Legacy and we were having a lot of trouble getting tickets but finally Bobby was able to get them so we got to go to the show!  Before the show we went up and had lunch at Red Robin with my sister, then we went and was Despicable Me because I really thought Bobby would enjoy it, and he did.  The movie finished just in time for us to make it to the Daniel Tosh show early and get our seats.  The place was packed!   The opening act was a super funny guy named Jasper Redd and then Daniel Tosh was on for about an hour.  It was a full day of fun and smiles for us!

Since Saturday nothing exciting has really happened.  Bobby and I have been spending a lot of time together.  We had a big fight right before our anniversary but we worked it out and I think things are going to be great.  I feel like we’ve been more honest, open, and happier with each other lately.  I love him so much and I am so thankful to have him in my life.  He’s been so great to be over the years and especially lately with me being an emotional wreck about my grandpa.

As far as my 25 before 25 goes…

Well it really hasn’t gone anywhere.  Everything kind of got put on hold when I left for my grandpas.  I’ve managed to accomplish the week without TV.  That was pretty tough.  I’m working on two new books.  The cleaning part has not happened much, I’m working on it.  Other than that, I haven’t done anything on my list.  I need to get going!  I have barely over a month to do it!!  I’m hoping this blog starts me back on the blog wagon again!

You know I’d wait forever

It’s a beautiful day here in Reno,NV. Lucky for me because I got off work at 11am today and decided to walk home. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I’m beboppin down the street listening to music. I made it home only to realize that I left my house keys on the kitchen table…

Surprisingly I’m not annoyed with myself. I have the warm sunshine, a cool breeze, my Zune, and my iPhone to entertain me. I won’t be stuck much longer, my mom will be around on her lunch break with a spare key at 1:30 so I’ll only have been out here about two hours.

Speaking of my Zune, I’ve downloaded so much music that more then half of my 10,000+ songs I’ve never heard. I just now came across this great song called “Forever” by Walter Meego. I’ve listened to it about 15 times already out here lol. I think I’ll have to Google him when I get inside to see what else he’s got. The title of this blog is a line of he song, it suits me well considering my current situation lol.

Hmmm since I have the time I might as well do a diet update. Friday I weighed in with another loss of 0.6lbs. It’s not much but I’ll take it! Considering how off track I was the other week I am just happy to have any loss at all. I think that the Alli is helping a lot to suppress my appetite. However I’ve noticed on the weekends I tend to go a but crazy and eat out way too much but at least I tracked just about everything this weekend.

I am really enjoying my walks home. It’s nice and peaceful especially if I remember to bring my Zune. I’d like to take more walks but the hardest part is just gettin up and starting the walk. It’s getting easier but it’s still tough. Going back to my weight loss, I’ve only lost 4.8lbs since I started a month ago but I really am feeling better. Exercise isn’t AS hard and I feel like this is the most motivated I’ve ever been. I really think I can do this, it’s just going to take a lot of time and patience. Patience is hard for me lol.

Passion

I’m feeling drawn to my first love, towards music. Maybe its because of my new Zune. (The great thing about Microsoft’s wanna-be iPod is that for $15 a month you can download unlimited music to it.) I haven’t listened to music this much in years. Lately I’ve been really enjoying music that is new to me and also the things that I have been listening to for years. Currently we’ve got Keith Sweat crooning in the background.

Music used to be such a passion for me. Unfortunately I wasn’t born with my fathers musical talen but I did receive a love for all types of music from both parents. I used to sit in my bedroom for hours doing nothing but listening music.

“Hold him in my arms and look out of my window
Under the moonlight
And he be keepin’ me calm so I’d never let him go
He’s got a place in my heart” Radio by Beyonce

I used to have so many passions. I don’t know what happened to me. I loved writing, music, photography, even dancing! Then…it just stopped. No particualr reason. It just ended. Now I don’t have anything I’m passionate about. I love my boyfriend, and I love my family, but I don’t have any hobbies that I love anymore.

Hopefully being reunited with music is a sign that change is coming.