Hello my friends and loyal followers…all three of you.
I realize it has been quite some time since my last post [which was also posted a month late]. I’d just like to point out that I’ve been in somewhat of a life-changing whirlwind. And I shall continue to use that as my excuse for not taking 10 minutes to type up a few paragraphs.
For those of you who do know me, you are aware of my recent graduation from the greatest college on the planet [WHOOOOOP]. And my snagging of a grown-up job. And snagging of grown-up everything else. House, bills, etc.
As one of the first of my friends to graduate and get on with life, I get quite a few inquiries of what it’s like to be on my own.
So, naturally, I have decided to compose a list of newly discovered things about being a certified grown-up [who still gets carded at PG-13 movies]. [[Curse you, baby voice!]]
1. Life is pretty peaceful when you have a cat as a roommate. However, I must comment on the neighbors I have. And by neighbors I mean the two donkeys that live in the pasture behind me. I intend to have a little heart-to-heart with these guys – I have deemed them Samson and Delilah. I don’t know who told them wake-up calls start at 3:56 a.m. but this does not make for a fun slumber. I’d also like to add that this is usually about this time that I am in a deep dream. So, of course, as soon as Leonardo DiCaprio and David Beckham are duking it out for me, Samson and Delilah must come to the rescue with some unnecessarily loud hee-haws.
2. This is the first time in my entire life as a working girl that I have ever had a Monday – Friday, 8 – 5 job. And I absolutely looooove it! Coming from a chick who has spent nearly every night and weekend since she was 16 working at various jobs, this was a welcome change. It’s so weird having a Saturday and a Sunday to catch up on life and do what I want! Oh em geeeee!
3.Oh Brenham, how I have missed thee! Back in the day when I was just a young whipper-snapper [around 18 or so] I was ready to jet. But just like everyone else in this county, I felt the need to come back. And it is just delightful! For the most part. Brenham will always have it’s own special lameness, but it’s wonderful just the same. It also may have something to do with the fact that I spent the last three years of my life surrounded by fresh-out-of the house preppies that were still getting “care packages” from their mommies and daddies [ by “care packages” I mean daily allowances]. It’s nice driving around a town without being bombarded by Hummers and BMW’s driven by people decked out in full Polo gear and over-sized hair bows.
Sorry, number 3 may have been a bit tacky but that’s my soapbox for the day. And not that I have a problem with hair bows – I do love them – it’s the heads they are attached to. Sorry again.
4. My budgeting is working better than I had thought it would. This could be in part because I am quite the bargain shopper. The only things I buy full-price are food, gas and cat food. I am also quite the crafty lady, so this definitely helps my home decorating.
5. I am the proud inhabitant of a little trailer! As pathetic as that may sound to a few of you, it is quite the accomplishment for me. Just ask my mother. I have always dreamed of living in a trailer house. I find them very cozy. Of course, I had to spruce it up a bit with some hanging plants, a bird house and tiki torches.
I’d like to add a minor set-back to this dream of mine. When I used to aspire to get to where I am now [home-wise] I never thought I’d be living with a cat. Those little floor vents are getting the best of me. It seems that Jellybean is in love with this magical breeze that comes through these slits in the ground. So, of course she must sit directly on them. For those of you who have not met this little gem of mine, I’ll let you in on a little secret – she’s quite the little fluffer. As soon as she lays her 15 pounds of cat belly on these bad boys hair POOFS into the air in all directions. I just wish she knew that keeping the hair on her body meant I wouldn’t have to bring out the big scary loud sucking machine [vacuum].
That’s my list! It’s not full of extraordinarily exciting things, but that’s my life. And I am perfectly content with it. I’m actually quite in love with it.
It doesn’t take much to make me happy. Although some new shoes and additions to my charm bracelet wouldn’t hurt. But just the same, I’m perfectly ok with the simple things. 🙂
I love being back in the same town with the friends and family I’ve grown up with. All the little quirks that come with growing up in this town still excite me – even if they really are kinda lame if you think about it.
Nontheless, this is my little catloving/trailerliving/biggirl dream. 🙂