Even though I have a horrible headache, I thought I’d write on here. It’s been awhile…
My birthday has kind of snuck up on me this year. It is now technically, my birthday. Around 9pm, I will turn 26. It’s hard to believe that I’m almost 30. Some days high school feels so far away, but then other days it seems like just yesterday. When I was younger, I was a bit spoiled. My birthdays were celebrated for the whole week. Now here I am with no plans for my birthday, aside from my dad bringing home my favorite meal (hibachi chicken and rice) when he gets off work. Of course, seeing as my birthday is also Valentine’s Day, I understand how other people are busy on that day. Plus, most of my best friends still live in Georgia. I guess my fur-babies will be my “valentines,” as I watch a marathon of my favorite rom-coms (including Valentine’s Day, Dirty Dancing, He’s Just Not That Into You, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.)
For the past few years, nature’s been sending me snow for my birthday, which I LOVE! Snow is so magical that it makes you forget the freezing temperatures. I love feeling like I’m living in a snowglobe. Like many other things, people seem to either love or hate snow. I share the same views as Lorelai from one of my favorite TV shows, Gilmore Girls. Also, if you didn’t know Gilmore Girls is coming back with new seasons on Netflix in the future!!! Even better, Jared Padalecki is reprising his role as Dean. YES! Milo Ventimiglia is also coming back as Jess, but I’m sorry to my friends that like Jess (*coughERINcough*) but I hated that little jerk. 😛
Anyways… What was I talking about? Oh, right…Snow. Honey and Bear have thoroughly enjoyed playing in the snow. I’ve posted 2 videos on my YouTube channel recently. One is a short video of Bear and Honey playing together in the snow, as well as Bear performing the “down” command. I thought when I tried to teach him to pick up my keys and he refused, that the saying was right about not being able to teach an old dog new tricks…but he learned to lie down, so I guess not! Bear’s 10 years old. I find that unbelievable. Another case of time sneaking up on you. Mom and I adopted Bear before Christmas in 2005 as a present for dad. The other video is a compilation video showcasing my adventures with Honey so far. In the near future, I plan on recording a video of Honey’s task training. I’ll be embedding the videos at the end of this post.
I feel like reflecting on some of my favorite past birthdays… When I turned 21, I spent it with Marella and my parents. We took a cake into Taco Bell, where Marella coined the now infamous line, “Jessi, eat your dinosaur!” You see, the cake had these big decorative dots that kind of looked like the back of a stegosaurus. Then, my parents and I went on vacation to Pigeon Forge. We stayed at Cold Creek Resort, which has an amazing indoor pool. I love swimming, and seriously have dreams about that pool. Marella also wrote me the sweetest message on my birthday card:
You have been an awesome part of my life for many years, and I hope that never stops. I hope you know that even though we hardly see each other or talk much anymore, I’m still by your side and always will be. Love, Marella
For my 23rd birthday, my dad and I vacationed in Pigeon Forge again. Of course, we were in the process of looking at houses and moving then. It was the last year that I had a tax refund, and I used it to buy a Juicy Couture purse.
Speaking of my 23rd birthday…I wish I could lose enough weight to even just look like that again. I currently weight the most I ever have, even though I’m always trying to lose weight. I have some Facebook friends that are very inspiring to me when it comes to weight loss, and I’m thankful for them. I’m talking about you girls, Mandy Olson-Sabin and Courtney Hewitt!
A running joke of mine about my birthday and horoscope is that I’m a hybrid between Aquarius and Pisces that I call “Aquarisces.” I was born a month early so technically I’m an Aquarius, even though I was supposed to be a Pisces. The description for Pisces matches me better than Aquarius. Plus, I’m definitely a water sign. Water is my element. Snow, rivers, lakes, waterfalls…My favorite things – like my mom. I even have a “happy place” that I dreamed of once where I was on a mountain in a meadow next to a stream where I took a nap. It was a place where I felt totally at peace. Is it weird that I dream about sleeping while I am asleep? lol.
Well, i guess I’m pretty talked out now. This has been my longest post to date. I hope you enjoyed it!