- Your sister waking you up after midnight to drive her friend home when their movie was over and since it was very windy, you bring a pair of jeans and boots in the car with you on the quite-possible chance you'll have to move a tree. Wouldn't want to do that in our PJ's, now would we?
- Wearing a cowboy hat to town and three different people saying, "Howdy there" to you.
- Using an iron at a friend's house and being absolutely enthralled with it. So nice! So smooth! So heavy! So effective! And saying all this as you use it.
- Looking in the side mirror as you drive out of town and see your tail light dangling by wires. About a mile or two down the road you finally find a place to pull over to duct tape the light back on. As you're looking behind you to pull over, you notice an acquaintance you would like to have a good impression on has been driving behind you for some time. How embarrassing.
- As you are getting ready for bed, you remember it's supposed to rain tonight and you need to move the truck under the carport where water won't get in the broken window. You move it, dodging the swift spiders who have already claimed the night and are tip-toeing back across the gravel driveway to the house. You almost step on a big nasty frog and involuntarily attempt to scream, but your toothbrush is still in your mouth so it's very muffled. Next reaction you have is to express your dismay with animated "spirit fingers" and rush inside.
- Another broken truck window story: You are taking some time to worship the Lord in your heart by watching the sunset while sitting on top of the truck. You're doing a juice cleanse, so you have your quart jar of dinner with you, as well as your journal and Bible. The sky is on fire, the temperature perfect, and a heavy fog and dew is beginning to soak you as you sit there. You are reading Psalm 16 over and over and reach for your juice jar which apparently had gotten slippery... and can you guess?... The beet/sweet potato/carrot juice spills alllll over the roof, windshield, your leg, your flip flops, and then travels off the roof down through the open window soaking the door, splashing on the steering wheel, dripping on the seat, and leaving puddles of red on the floor boards. With no paper towels to be found, it was a great drive home. :)
- Antique stores. They are awesome and you really enjoy killing time in them, but they have the funniest knick knacks and strangest contraptions. Love the feather masks, hats, and suitcases. Enjoy smelling the old perfumes, but could do without the creepy dolls, mannequins, and overpriced plastic jewelry. Oh the figurines. Bless their chipped ceramic hearts.
- Nearly passing out after watching/photographing a pig be castrated. Seriously, having to go inside because your blacking out at the sight of blood is not cool.
- Taking a bath and your sisters yelling through the door, "We can smell the essential oils out here!" :D
- Baking soda+ vinegar for shampoo. Seriously, I'm so glad a friend turned me on to this about a month ago. My scalp is no longer itchy and dry and my hair is happy. I'm still getting used to the extra step of mixing up the baking soda water before my shower, but it's 30 seconds well worth it and if you're a fan of reducing the chemicals in your surroundings like me, give it a try! Here is an excellent article on it I just found: How to Wash Your Hair with Baking Soda and Vinegar.
- Getting together with friends to drink tea and watch the A&E 5-hour Pride and Prejudice, quoting and laughing and cringing together the whole time.
- My 8 year old brother taking it upon himself to alphabetize our video collection. #homeschoolers
- I'm done my Doxycycline! I started a juice cleanse as soon as I finished my last dose yesterday, so I'm ingesting nothing but juices for a few days to reset my system and pump myself full of nutrients. I thought I would really miss food, but so far so good. :)
- Wearing my camo skirt to town (here's a picture, and here it is on my sewing blog) and getting many compliments on it. The most unexpected were the tough guy at the co-op, "I like your dress... its my kinda style" and the usually-not-talkative pharmacist as I went through the drive-thru but had to open my big ol' van door to reach the medication: "I love your skirt!"
- Getting to spend an afternoon and evening with friends taking pictures of their bluegrass band. They had a gig in the adorable town of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, so we traveled with them over there and walked around the antique stores and found locations for our photoshoot before the rest of the band arrived. They were so fun and easy to photograph and I'm really starting to like this photographer job. :)
- Grits cake. The Bell Buckle Café offered this and wowowowow. I am not a huge dessert person, but this was scrumptious. It was just what it sounds like-- cake, made of grits, and served with strawberries and whipped cream.
- My sister deep-cleaning our room yesterday. We finally took down the tulle we had strung all over the ceiling and man was it dusty! She even scrubbed under our beds and our quilts got washed. Feels so good to have a freshly cleaned room, doesn't it?
- Getting back into exercising. Sure, it's awkward to do a work-out video with the little siblings watching and wanting to play with your weights, but it's worth it and I'm excited to make my arms fit for my task again. :)
This is the outfit I wore to Bell Buckle the other day-- interesting background, eh? A friend was kind enough to snap my pictures as we walked around waiting for the band to start playing.
Shirt: Our Thrift Store ($3)
Skirt: Made by me (Free)
Flip flops: Charity Shop ($2)
Tank: Forever21 ($1.50)
Necklace: Made by Willa ($7)