Gossip Girl Addiction

Newest addiction ???  Gossip Girl.   I’m marathon watching like it’s my JOB.  And you’d think (as I thought) … that “Nate” would be the cute boy I’d be interested in.   Nope.   It’s Mr. Chuck Bass for me.   Something about power tripping cocky boys just does something for me.  And yes I realize I’m way too old to care … but shut it.  It’s only a TV show lol.

 

Tell me where am I supposed to go?
And who am I supposed to believe?
If only you knew what I knew
Then you could see just what I see

So I grab my bags and go as far away as I can go
‘Cause everything ain’t what I used to know
And I try to hide but I just can’t hide no more
There’s nothing worse than feeling like a ghost

You say I look fine, if only you knew what was on my mind
You’d see a whole different sign, I couldn’t show you even if I tried
I must have got lost in time when I found out
I was only free to be where ever I want to be

Some say I’m out of sight, how I run and that we’re all so blind
If you could open up your eyes, you could see what I couldn’t describe
And then, you’d see the signs and then your soul would be set free
And then you’d be released

So I grab my bags and go as far away as I can go
‘Cause everything ain’t what I used to know
And I try to hide but I just can’t hide no more
There’s nothing worse than feeling like a ghost

Tell me, where am I supposed to go?
And who am I supposed to believe?
If only you knew what I knew
Then you could see, hey

So I grab my bags and go as far away as I can go
‘Cause everything ain’t what I used to know
And I try to hide but I just can’t hide no more
There’s nothing worse than feeling like a ghost

And I’m terrified like I’ve seen a UFO
‘Cause everything ain’t what I used to know
And I try to hide but I just can’t hide no more
There’s nothing worse than feeling like a ghost

I go, a UFO
And I’m so tired of hiding
I’ve been running, I’ve been trying
To get away, to get away

So I grab my bags and go as far away as I can go
‘Cause everything ain’t what I used to know
And I try to hide but I just can’t hide no more
There’s nothing worse than feeling like a ghost

 

Back in the kingdom we were kings and queens and oh so free

Some songs … just stick with me. Forever.

 
The ship was sinking, we were drinking, singing one last song
casting our gold into the ocean
You grabbed a bucket, started screaming come on, come on
Let’s try and slow the downward motion
Back in the kingdom we were kings and queens and oh so strong
That God himself could not contain us
We never thought we’d be the shorter end of sword and gun
Now God himself can never save us
Waves of silver, waves of gold are coming down to take me
Separate my body from my soul and Jesus either leaves or takes me
Hopes of heaven, fears of hell and what’s the chance I’ll make it
When all my other plans have failed and I have tried so hard to fake it

All right…

We started sinking, drinking water from the open sea
Losing our bodies to the ocean
You grabbed my hand and started screaming, rescue me
Together fight the downward motion
Back in the kingdom we were kings and queens and oh so free
That God himself just had to show us
We never thought we’d be the colder side of land and sea
But he’s the only one who knows us
Waves of silver, waves of gold are coming down to take me
Separate my body from my soul, and Jesus either leaves or takes me
Hopes of heaven, fears of hell and what’s the chance I’ll make it
When all my other plans have failed and I have tried so hard to fake it

Zoo Adventures – Sunday June 29, 2014

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I love the Zoo.  Always have.   Even with the icky animal smells and the 17.27 miles that must be walked to get from place to place.   Doesn’t matter.   Love. The. Zoo.

This past weekend we took our little Kassi B to the Zoo for the very first time.   I was afraid that the size of the animals might bother her because she’s never seen any type of large animal in person.   Only dogs and cats etc.   But nope.   Didn’t phase her a bit (I should have known.  Child has no fear of anything so far.) [Read more...]

Love ~ Heart ~ Love

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Things I’m Heart-ing right now: [Read more...]

Good Good Good – Good Vibrations

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In exactly 30 days, 8 hours, 10 minutes and 20 seconds, I will be in Destin Florida, enjoying a fabulous beach vacation.    Yes, I have a Countdown app on my phone.   Yes, the app did the math.   I’m too busy daydreaming about actually kicking back and relaxing to pull out my calendar and figure it out myself.

I’m a little bummed that we won’t be taking Kristin or Kassi B with us this year.   They went last year (to Palm Coast FL) and (of course) this Mimi had a good time hanging out with the baby…but truth be told… 2 year olds and beaches….do not mix.     This year she is MUCH more headstrong and demanding and there is no way she will just sit on the beach and play.   She would be everywhere and one of us would constantly have to be running behind her making sure that she didn’t hijack a boat or strangle a dolphin or something.   Terrible twos.  They have arrived in our house.

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So this trip will just be the four of us.  The Husband.  Myself.  The Son and the Son’s girlfriend who is just the sweetest thing ever.  I’m very super fortunate that my kiddo picked a good girl that our entire family gets along with.

So for now, I’m just daydreaming and planning and wishing the days away until we get out of here.

Some of my travel tips:

  • Ask friends and family what the “must do’s” are in the town where you’re visiting.   I asked on Facebook and got a TON of suggestions from places to eat, to places to shop, to things to do for entertainment.     And again…. if you’re reading and you have suggestions for Destin Florida … spill!   Comment it up!   Share the knowledge!
  • Get online and print off menus/coupons for the places that people suggest.   I find that after a long day on the beach, I’d rather sit in my condo and skim over food choices than to drive around and try to guess which place I want to eat.   I’m a huge nerd (obviously) and print out everything we might want to do and store it in a small 3-ring binder so that everyone will be access to the choices we have.
  • After the vacation, I pull out all of the printouts (including everything I find along the way which I add to the notebook) and store it in my filing cabinet at home.   We’ve been known to visit the same towns twice and it’s nice to pull out the collection and use it again.   There are lots of “oh yeah” moments when we remember somewhere we’ve been and want to see again.   Especially food places!
  • Make lists.   You can never have too many lists.   Lists of places to eat.   Places to shop.  Places to rent things.   Packing lists.   Car supply lists.   Etc.   I am addicted to packing by list and I feel much (MUCH) better when I can feel sure that I have not forgotten anything.    Kitchen sink?  CHECK!

Right now I’m obsessing over which books to bring with me on vacation.   I have 20-30ish books that I have purchased but not read and clearly I do not need to bring that many.   (Although I am one of those people who can  read in the car … and it is a long ride … so I might pack a few extras just in case.)

So far I know I’m bringing these:   ALL of which I have started reading but never finished.

Scarlet Anna

5thWave fangirl

Anyway.  I wanted to try to get back in the blogging habit (story of my life) because I definitely want to blog while we’re on vacation and share our adventures and our pictures.   Seriously tho.  Vacation suggestions are welcome!   Book suggestions are welcome!   Next week, I’ll be working on playlists for my phone.   MUSIC while laying on the beach is required by law!