Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blogging Confessions

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I have a few confessions I need to make on this Tuesday morning. Some blogging confessions.

1. I am a hit or miss blogger. I go in spurts. Some weeks I'll blog multiple times. And then I'll go weeks with nothing. If you read my blog, sorry about that. Sometimes I feel guilty I don't blog more often. But life gets in the way. What more can I say?

2. I have no idea what type of blog I have. It's completely random most of the time. I feel like I need a theme but I don't know what that theme is.

3. Almost all of my pictures a from my iPhone. I have a real camera but I don't really care enough to use it, download the pictures, and then upload them. Sorry about the poor picture quality on this blog.

4. I need a new blog layout. However, I am blogging layout impaired. And I'm too cheap to actually pay someone to do it. Maybe one day.

5.  I want more readers but it's a lot of work to get them. And I'm not that great at it. Makes me sound lazy but I really don't have it in me right now.

6. I don't like twitter. There- I said it. I'm not a fan. I have a twitter account. I rarely tweet or even get on it. I really don't have time for it. I know tweeting would grow my blog but I'm just not there yet. (But I am going to tweet a link to this post because I'm that cool)

7. And finally, I'm really bad at commenting and responding to comments. I do try and I do read a lot of blogs. But I don't want to leave just a blah comment. I want it to be meaningful.

So there are some of my blogging confessions. Anyone agree with any of these? What are your blogging confessions? 

Monday, February 17, 2014

A weekend with no pictures

Another weekend has come and gone. And I have no pictures to show for it (actually, I lie- I have one and I'll post it at the end of this. It's clearly a life changing picture).

Friday of course was the big V-day celebration. I probably am not alone in saying that Valentine's Day is not my favorite holiday. Even when I wasn't single, I wasn't a fan. I don't like flowers or chocolate all that much so it's not really my favorite holiday. Plus everything is so expensive. Maybe one day I'll find that one true love that makes me love Valentine's Day. Anyways, moving on. 

Since the parent's celebrate their anniversary on Valentine's day, they were kind enough to invite me along. I joined my parents and some family friends for dinner and a movie. We went to eat BBQ in Alvin, TX and then to see Monuments Men (which was excellent). And I realized I've officially become the 5th wheel in that group. I guess it's ok though since they paid for me. Free meal and movie= win for Catherine. 

Saturday I went to a game night my friends Ashley was throwing. A couples game night. But I went alone because the guy that I was seeing I am no longer seeing but Ashley insisted I still go. It was fun. I got to be the host of the Newlywed Game. And I'm really glad I didn't bring a guy because some of the questions would have been really awkward to answer with someone you had just started dating. 

Sunday I went to brunch with some of my girl friends. We went to a place called Brick and Spoon. It was yummy. Except we were there for 2 1/2 hours. It was way too long to be sitting in one place. I then went home and took a 4 hours nap. Clearly a really productive day for me. 

Overall it was a good, relaxing weekend. I'm heading to Dallas this weekend for a sorority event. 48 hours with 800 women. Things are going to get interesting. Thank goodness I have my own hotel room.   

And here's your obligatory picture
A bottle tree
My kind of tree

Friday, February 14, 2014

5 on Friday: You only turn 80 once...

First of all, Happy Valentine's Day to everyone out there. I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Valentine's Day has always been bittersweet for me. On this day, I celebrate my parent's wedding anniversary (38 years today) and also my Grandma's birthday. But I also remember the anniversary of my great grandmother's passing. So needless to say, there is always a lot going on on Feb 14th.

This year is a special one though. My grandma turned 80 today! So to celebrate her birthday, my mom and I traveled to Florida last weekend for a party. It was a whirlwind 72 hour trip but I'm glad I went. So without further delay, here is my Five on Friday picture style!!!

1. Grandma with her cake.
She looks pretty good for being 80 I think. 
2. 3 generations- me, grandma, and my mom
3. All of my family members that went.
My great aunt Mary, my Ant and Uncle, and 2 cousins
4. My grandma's dog, Regan. She is adorable and loved having visitors.
5. And to top things off, I went to church with my grandma.
I don't think I've ever seen here any happier. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Goals

It's now the second month of 2014 and it's time to set some more goals.

January consisted of one goal. Run a half marathon in under 3 hours. I got that one accomplished so now it's on to February.

I'm linking up with Kaitlyn at Put a Bow On It and Ashley at It is What You Make It to help keep me accountable this month. We'll see how I do.
Link Up

February Goals:
1. Look for a new job
2. Pay off one credit card
3. Have 4 nights in the month where there is nothing planned (ideally one per week).
4. No soda for the entire month
5. Do not buy breakfast at any fast food place for the entire month
6. Only buy food in the work cafeteria once a week
7. Track my spending habits

It's already the 5th day of the month and I'm doing good so far. No soda yet and no fast food breakfast. I did buy a salad in the cafeteria today so I guess I used up my once a week ticket. Good thing I only have 2 work days left this week. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Can you ever have too many friends?

This morning I was thinking about the answer to that question. Can you ever have too many friends? 

The answer: I'm not sure.

I know a lot of people. Would I call them all my friends? No. But I know A LOT of people. More than normal people know. I do have a couple groups of close friends from different circles though. Sorority friends. Law school friends. Blogging friends. Some of those groups overlap. But mostly they don't and I have to split my time among the different groups.

Recently, I had a guy I was dating/seeing/not really sure what the heck was going on tell me he wasn't looking for a relationship right now. That he was just looking for really good friends. While I wasn't surprised at all by his comment (there were a lot of things going on in this relationship already), I found myself thinking

"Do I have room in my life for one more friend?"
"And more specifically, 
Do I have room in my life for this particular person?"

And the answer is I wasn't sure. I really wanted to tell this guy that I didn't have room in my life for another friend because I really don't. I'm not dating guys to make new friends. I'm dating them to find a partner in life. And yes, I know that the best relationship come out of friendships. And that you have to be friends with that partner in life. Blah. Blah. Blah. But I'm not good at managing ex-boyfriends as just friends. It doesn't work for me.  

But really, who says that? Isn't that kind of mean to tell someone you have room in your life if they want a relationship but not if they only want a friendship? So I told him that I could be his friend and that he knew how to get a hold of me when he needed a friend. But in reality, I don't want another friend. I'm happy with my friend count as it is. While I'm open to making new friends, right now, time is really tight. I'm super busy and making time for more people is just plain near impossible. I already feel pulled enough with my different circles that can't interact with each other (believe me, I have tried to mingle them to make my life easier. It did not work.)

Now, if you're reading this thinking, I wonder if I'm in her friend circle? Most likely you are because there are only like 3 people who read the blog. And even though I may not see or talk to you everyday (or every month), I still consider you a friend. And if you're new, I AM open to new friends. But seriously, managing this friend thing is hard work. I have to be particular about who I let into my life. It has to be a rewarding experience for both people. And with this guy mentioned above, I'm just not sure he's worth it right now.

So, I ask you, blog readers, can you have too many friends? 

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Superbowl and other happenings

Another weekend bites the dust. They always seem to go by so quickly, don't they??? Anyways, this past weekend was an emotional roller coaster for me. Friday night I went to the movies with my parents. We saw he new Jack Ryan movie. I'd give it a solid B for a grade. Pretty action packed and kept my attention but not life changing.

Saturday was a rough one. My parents and I had found two stray dogs the past Sunday and knowing we couldn't keep them, still decided to take them in. Well after about a million emails to different rescues, I finally found one rescue that could take them. The problem was I had spent a week taking care of them and had gotten VERY attached to them. My mom and I went to drop them off at the shelter and I just lost it. Tears and ugly crying for the rest of the day. I felt so guilty dropping them off and just leaving them there. And the looks on their faces just about killed me. It literally took everything I had in my body to leave them there. Even though I know that I can't keep them and it doesn't make sense in any way, I still am wanting them. I'm really hoping they get adopted soon or else I might be venturing back to the rescue to get them myself, particularly the dark brown one. I seriously fell in love with her.  

Sunday I had semi recovered from my traumatic experience of dropping of the dogs and managed to collect myself enough to attend my friends Lindsay and Jon's SuperBowl/ Housewarming party. They recently moved into a new house (one street over from my parents too) and had a small party. The game was horrible. I watched about 30 second of it. And the commercials weren't all that great either. Lindsay's cookies were another story though. Yummy!

And then the weekend ended. And Monday came. I have a super busy week and will be off to Florida on Thursday night for the weekend. Fun times!