All-time (problematic) addictions

My all-time (problematic) addictions are as follows:

1.  Spearmint Chapstick
2.  Hot wings
3.  Oberweis Coffee Toffee Waffle Bowl Sundae

4.  Sleep

A combination of any 3 above is a serious issue.

Today has been a great day!

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Simply waiting

Being patient is really hard.  I have given up on asking Josh, When are you going to propose?!  or Are we closer yet?  I've really found it to be a lost cause.  As I've mented time and time before, Josh and I have done a lot of talking and praying and know that this is what we want (and what God approves of).  The hard part is waiting.  Waiting for a time that proves us financial stable.  Waiting for a time that we know we are emotionally and spiritually ready.  Simply waiting. 
The more we care for and interact with our nephew, it makes me want to start a family now.  When Josh and I are cuddled up, making plans and naming our babies and the godliness that will be in our home and the colors that our bedroom or living room will be, I want nothing more than that.  I want to start shopping for our new home, I want to start paying off our debt so that we can start our beautiful family, I just want to plan and build towards our forever.  I know, people always say "it's not about the destination, but the journey."  That is so much easier said than done.  I suppose that's the way our human nature was shaped.  We will never find rest in anything this world can offer; only eternity with our God can truly satisfy us.  BUT God has given us the things in our lives to enjoy and I just want to enjoy them!  :-] 
Josh is my man.  I have never been as happy as I am now and I couldn't imagine what life would be like without him.  He has been a bigger blessing than I could have ever asked for.  He is the only one that I could see myself living forever with and the only one I would want to have a family with.  He is my protector, confidant, best friend, cuddle buddy, motivator, encourager.  My definition of what a husband needs to be (oh, and he's pretty handsome, too!). 

The longer it takes for him to propose keeps showing me how much I ask him.  I must be pretty stinkin' annoying.  The way I look at it, each day is a day closer to our day, so I'll just keep that in mind.  Although, it would be nice if it happened sooner than later!  At the end of the way, I'd secretly wait 80 more years for him if I had to. 

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Best job in the world

I have the best job that anyone could ask for.  Actually, I have the best family of girls that anyone could ask for.  As you know, I am a receptionist at a salon.  Someone might automatically assume that because I work at a salon, I must deal with a lot of "cattiness."  Nope.  I am convinced that we have the collection of the nicest, most sweet (and hottest) girls in our county.  I also have the best boss that anyone could want.  I don't want to say that she's more of a friend than a boss, because . . . heck, nevermind.  She's more of a friend than a boss.  :-] 
Every year, the owners and the managers of the salon (family-owned) have a big dinner/party for all of the girls.  We call it our "Christmas party," but I think it's just another excuse for us all to get together.  It's really fun because we exchange Secret Santa gifts and talk and eat.  One of the best parts of the night is hearing Krissy pour out her heart and tell us all how much they all appreciate us girls working there.  We all appreciate her, too; this year a bunch of the girls got together and pitched in some money and got Kris and her husband, Rob a gift card to a small vacation spot.  They really deserve something like that.  We're hoping that they use it to make babies!  ;-]

Thank you to Krissy for making my job the best job in the world.  And I really mean that! 

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A moment of honesty

Okay, let me take a moment and just be plain honest.  I miss Parkside. 

Last night, I decided to leave class (in Milwaukee) because I was tired.  I thought okay since it took me an hour to get here and will take an hour to get home, I better sit in class longer than 2 hours.  So, I did.  At 7:30, I left.  I just was not feeling it.  I could not sit there for 2 and a half more hours.  It felt so good to be home at 9 (and not 11) and eat dinner with Josh. 
What am I doing tonight?  Sitting at Parkside in the library doing nonsense things on the Internet.  What am I supposed to be doing?  Sitting in class in Milwaukee taking notes.  I just cannot get in the swing of sitting in class when I am supposed to be graduated working and making money.  I'm still taking classes and not working as a Social Worker like I should/want to be. 

Like I was saying, I miss Parkside.  Josh has a night class, so I figured I should come with him.  It would make me feel less guilty for not being where I am supposed to be.  Ha!  The 25 minute ride here was great!  The big parking lot and fighting for a parking spot was great.  The enormous school with long halls where you can actually stretch your legs is great.  Seeing familiar faces is great.  I miss this.  I would rather have stayed here for another semester, taking those 4 courses rather than moving on to a different school.  Now, I just have to literally force myself to stay in the classes I'm taking in Milwaukee.  I am so tempted to just stop since the position I have found and am interested in doesn't require for me to be have a certificate (or license, for that matter).  Bummer, eh?  Only 13 more weeks, only 13 more weeks, only 13 more weeks.

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Resolutions Update

My New Year's resolutions are still in gear.  As you all know, I made it my goal to 1) make it through 2 rounds of my workout (P90X) and 2) no fast food for 3 months.  Well, I am very proud to say that I still have not eaten any fast food.  I mean, Josh and I still go out to our favorite Mexican restaurant (we are known for showing up every Friday, but not so much any more) and on three different occasions, have turned to Subway.  But, other than that, we have not touched a single burger, fries, or anything else that comes in a paper bag since January 1; if you know us at all, this is huge for us!  :-]  You know what's cool though?  Last night, I had my first nightmare about me and Josh folding in and eating fast food.  And it was a nightmare.

As for the workout . . . it's going very well, but I'm just a little disappointed in the numbers.  I cannot say that I've been more impressed with the results I am seeing!  My arms and legs are a lot more toned, my tummy doesn't have as much "mushiness," and I feel more in shape.  During the first 30 days, I think I missed 3 days of the workout (which I didn't feel too guilty about).  On day 1, I weighed myself, checked my body fat, bone mass, body mass, and H2O and logged that so that I could compare those results with day 30.  Well, on day 30 (January 20), I was more than confident that I lost lots of weight and lots of body fat.  Well, the opposite happened!  Although I will not list the actual numbers (don't judge me!  Would you?! :-]), I will tell you all how much I gained: 2 pounds, 1.4% body fat, .3% H2O, and .4% body mass.  All I really cared about was the weight and the body fat percentage and I gained in both!  Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, "muscle weighs more than fat," and okay, I can accept that, but what would account for the body fat percentage increase, then?!  Oh well, at least I look and feel better.  I will not give up on this workout!  :-]

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Piece o' Cake!

No, not that ugly cake that I made Josh for his birthday, but the ride to Milwaukee.  Remember me telling you all that I wrote my will, said my final good-bye's, and ate my favorite "last" meal?  No?  Okay, because I didn't BUT I was sick to my stomach not wanting to take that drive for the first time by myself. 
As I was approaching the highway before having to merge onto the Intersate, I was praying to God, my teeth were chattering, my palms were sweating, my face was twitching, and my eyes were watering.  I got my spedometer up to 70MPH and got my nervous butt onto that 3-lane interstate . . . . and it all disappeared.  Disappeared like I was simply conjuring up the physical things that were happening to me but I wasn't; the steering wheel was steamy and my heart was finding its perfect beating pace all over again.  Before I knew it, I fit right in with the traffic, in the fast lane, driving as if I did this kind of thing every day.  55 highway miles later, I got to school safely and perfectly fine. 

As I sat in class, all I could think about was the ride home in the dark.  Well, same thing.  All went perfectly fine!  I found myself passing people up, being the more talented driver above the other people around me.  It felt so good!  I felt a sense of empowerment, knowing that I just tackled one of my biggest fears all my myself (and God's protection). 

I have officially driven to and from Milwaukee twice and I do admit that when I think about having to take that long ride by myself, my heart skips a beat and I get that tingly, weak feeling in my bladder (but without the wet, warm feeling!), but the difference now is that I know that I am in control.  :-]  Milwaukee, bring it on, baby!

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Happy birthday, Josh!

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I made Josh a 2-layer cake.  But, it didn't turn out the way I planned.  When I turned the first layer out of the pan, it fell apart!  The stinkin' cake didn't come out as one whole piece, which made me just a little bit sad.  I had to move the cake pieces around like a puzzle and make it look at least half decent.  Well, when I turned the second layer out from the pan, it fell apart, too!  Yeah, I thought about just throwing it away, but I had an idea to make it fun.  I've made Josh a 2-layer cake before and it turned out perfect!  But of course, it would be too much to ask to make it perfect twice.  :-]  So, my idea was to take that ugly cake and run with that.  I thought it would be funny to  frost the cake really messy and stick the candles in random places crookedly; it was so much fun!  Tacky? Yes, but who cares?!  Josh loved it and that's all that matters, right?  :-]  I couldn't waste such a yummy cake just because it was ugly.  We all know that it's not nice to discriminate, eh?  :-] 

So, my baby turned 23 and we weren't really able to spend the day together.  He had class from 9-9 and I had class from 5-10 and it takes me an hour and 15 minutes to get home, so it would've been 11ish until I got home BUT our teacher let us out at 8:30!  So, I got home at 9:45 and me and Josh were able to order a pizza, stuff our faces with that beautiful cake and hang out!  It's nice to think that next year we will probably be married and not worry about "shotty" class schedules . . . only "shotty" work schedules. 

Happy birthday, my Love!  You're hotter than ever! 

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Lots of errands and half a cake

Today has been a pretty busy day already.  Lately, I have been having such a hard time getting out of bed.  I set my alarm for 9:00, but when it goes off, I reset it for 9:30, then 10:00, and if my cell phone or nephew hasn't gotten me out of bed, I reset it for 10:30, and if . . . you get the idea.  It's just hard.  My bed it so big and comfy and warm that nothing else is more comfortable . . . especially not the cold, hard basement that calls my name to work out, sweat, yuck!  Staying in bed is the best!  But, today, when my alarm went off the second time, my mind began racing and I couldn't stop thinking of everything I had to do in a 4-hour period. 
I jumped out of bed so that I could workout, but Josh called and asked if I could talk for a little bit because he was on his break; of course I told him yes.  While we talked, I ate a protein-packed breakfast (high-protein wheat english muffin, 2 egg whites, 1 slice of cheese, and 2 slices of turkey bacon = 16 grams of protein!)  After we hung up, I tackled my 1.5 hour workout, headed to the store to buy something for Josh's birthday (tomorrow), went to Hallmark, the grocery store, and hurried home (with 30 minutes to spare before going to work) to bake half of Josh's secret birthday cake; obviously it's not completely homemade.  I say half because I am going to make it a 2-layer but because I had to go to work (and Josh can't know about the cake), I could only make 1 layer and I will make the second layer after Josh goes home tonight.
Now I'm at work.  Sometimes work is the most relaxing place to be! ;-] 

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I did it . . .

 . . . However, I hated it.  I told you guys why I was so scared to drive on the highway, but I realized that it wasn't the merging that was the problem.  The ride to Milwaukee wasn't so bad, but the ride from Milwaukee was horrible.  Josh was with me, so that made things a little better (or maybe worse), but I absolutely hated it.  On the ride home, I figured out what it was: loud semi trucks, the fear of missing my exit, being ran off the road, my tire going flat and causing me to lose control of the car, being side-swiped.  As you can see, it is a whole list of things.  The whole way to and from school, I was asking Josh "what if" questions and he was answering them.  He's a good supporter.  Half way home, I became overwhelmed and just started crying which, by the way, made things worse because I couldn't see anything because of my clouded eyes!  I told Josh that I am going to drop out of the classes and just forget about the Social Work thing.  I cannot drive to and from Milwaukee 30 times by myself.  I was hoping that by me saying this, Josh would offer to drop out of his night classes so that he can escort me, but that plan didn't work out so well.  With all due respect to Josh, the main thing that is keeping me from leaving the Social Work thing in the dust (all because of this dreaded ride) is Krissy telling me, "It's things like these that make those little muscles stronger."  I love you, Krissy.  :-] 
I guess she's right; I am a grown woman that needs to learn to be independent in many areas, including this one.  I cannot depend on Josh for everything.  I will drive to Milwaukee 30 times and home from Milwaukee 30 times.  I will do that while being confident and know that I can do this.  I don't want to do it, but I will.  :-]

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We can't merge going 35!

I start school tonight!  As you all know, I am starting the Social Work program at Upper Iowa University (they have an extension school in Milwaukee).  Milwaukee is an hour drive from where I live, which wouldn't be so bad if I weren't traumatized in high school (more of that later!).  The class is from 5:30-10p.m. which is crazy, especially in an area that I'm not familiar with.  I mean, Josh and I have taken a trip to the school a while ago, and it wasn't so bad, but it was daytime and I had him.  Tonight Josh is going to drive, but tomorrow night, Josh is going to be the passenger while I drive so that I can get a feel of the highway and have no need to worry next week when I'm going by myself.  I think tonight and tomorrow night will be fun because we will have a 2-hour car ride together and Josh will be at the school waiting for me (doing what?  No idea!), how sweet is he?!  But, next week (and 14 weeks after that), I will be going it alone. :-[

So, what happened in high school that was sooo traumatizing?

In Driver's Ed., there are three different sections (not including classroom time): simulation, range, and behind-the-wheel.  Well, it was towards the end of the semester and I was on the highway section of "behind-the-wheel."  It was raining the day it was my turn go figure! so I was even more nervous.  This would be the first time I merged (or drove) on a highway. Period.  So, me, the teacher, and 2 other students headed to the nearest merging ramp with me in the driver's seat.  Before turning onto the ramp, there was a 3-way stop sign.  There was an SUV at the stop sign directly across from me.  Well, I had the right-of-way, but the SUV decided he did.  He cut me off and his tire caught the muddy mess on the side of the road.  His SUV took a couple rolls down the steep hill and stopped and the bottom of the hill.  I was freaking out!  I thought it was my fault and was bawling!  The teacher had me pull over and he got out of the car, looked down the hill (to check on the guy), and came running back to the car.  He slammed the door, breathing hard, and pressed my leg down on the gas pedal yelling "Go! Let's go!  Faster!  We can't merge going 35!"  So, what did I do?  Cry some more.  He expected me to just be able to drive down the highway, cars speeding 70 MPH+ past us, smiling while driving "10 and 2?"  Yeah, right!  I was crying, freaking out, and most of all, traumatized.  We merged as soon as we had the chance and made our way back to the school. 
As for "the man," I have no idea what happened or what the teacher saw.

Now, tell me that I have no reason to be traumatized to merge onto a highway.   

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We saved $20.53 with coupons!

Today was my second time using coupons.  I am definitely not a seasoned vet, but I think we did pretty darn good; we saved $20.53 with our coupons!  :-]  I think it is has become clear that you cannot just stick to one grocery store (Walmart, like we always do) if you want to get the good deals.  We stopped at 4 different stores, each with different sales that matched well with our coupons.  We got 3 really good deals today: 2 boxes of Special K bars for $3.50 and we got another box for free (catalina coupon), 2 bags of salad came with 2 pounds of bananas for free (catalina coupon),  and my favorite Aveeno shaving cream for .99 (manufacturer coupon), normally over $4!  We bought $60 worth of groceries (after coupons), so I think we did pretty good . . . and got our week's worth of things we needed.  :-]  I think I have been doing a really good job at impressing Josh with my new hobby haha! 

Does anybody have any good advice for using coupons? 

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Friends are good

I just hope that we always make time for friends.  I hope that we never become so busy with our lives that we don't notice we haven't let loose in a while.  I hope that we never become sooo consumed with each other that we don't need other people in our lives.  Friends are good.  :-]

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An "all-knowing" scanner might fix the problem!

Ever since watching The Notebook, I always have fears of becoming old and getting Amnesia (or being young and having Amnesia).  I think I'm somewhat of a paranoid person when it comes to having diseases, disorders, etc., but lately I have been really thinking about the "what-ifs."  I don't know if this is all in my mind, but I feel like I can't remember certain events so well.  Once someone says, "Remember when we went to this place or that place. . . " I can remember the event, but I am not able to readily recall the event prior to the cue.  It sounds really silly, but I often ask myself, is this a predeterminer that I am more at risk for Amnesia? 

All of this might be me just being paranoid.  I guess my forgetfulness might be due to several factors: me and Josh just do too much, I don't enjoy life while it's happening, I just don't care.  I am very good at remembering specific information, but thinking back to very broad things is hard(er).  I don't know, maybe me even writing about this is portraying that I have a real, legitimate fear of me having Amnesia or something, but it's just a concern for the future.  Am I the only one that thinks this way?  I wish there was this "all-knowing" scanner that could scan my whole body, brain, everything, and check for diseases or potential problems.  I would seriously save and pay a couple thousand dollars if it were dependable.  I would want it to scan the biggest problems, like cancer or Amnesia, to the most minute problems like possible fungal infections (which I don't have!) or allergies.  No, I am not a hypochondriac, but I let my mind wander and my fears get the worst of me.  Please, tell me I'm not in this boat on my own!  :-]

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My financial breakthrough (soon!)

I think I've had a breakthrough.  I love spending money, a little too much.  But, I have been doing a lot of thinking.  I mentioned before that I have begun clipping lots of coupons.  Now, I am thinking differently; I want to take a "financial freedom" class (Dave Ramsey) but I think that will be a better idea for me and Josh to do after we get married.  I just want to make sure that I am not going to be a money-spending wife that doesn't care about her husband's hard work (or even mine for that matter).  I am no longer going to spend money like crazy and buy all of those "must-haves" when I see them.  So, that's my idea.  :-]  I'm sure that it will help my future marriage.

On another note . . .

For some odd reason, the heat in our house isn't working.  It wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't a snow storm going on right now.  I looked at the thermostat and it says 57 degrees.  That's 13 degrees lower than what we usually have it set it.  BUT . . . I must admit, it isn't bothering me so much because I have a nice high-tech space heater in my room that is currently at 73 degrees.  Mmm Aaahh so warm.  :-]  My sister (not at home right now) says that the only thing I need to do is use a lighter and light up the heater in the basement, but I've seen my stepdad burn hair off his head doing that and I'm sorry, but I'm not that serious about warming up the other parts of the house hahahaha!  So, until I have to go workout in 30 minutes oh, shoot! I will stay here, in my cozy room.

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The new go-getter

I know I'm a little late, but I realized that I didn't share my New Year's resolutions.  It wasn't intentional, heck I just feel like mine are boring and would rather listen to other people's.  So, I know that I am always telling you guys I'm going to do this, I'm going to do that, but never actually complete it.  Sometimes it's just me being the optimistic person I am.  Other times, it's me simply not doing what I thought I could.  I think that's partially why I didn't feel like I wanted to share; I don't want to seem like this big failure, because I'M NOT!  I think I'm a real go-getter, but sometimes things just get in the way.  :-]

So, what are my resolutions?  I don't know.  I really don't.  I had a few things in mind, but there are three that I think I have chosen: 1) make it through 2 rounds of P90X, 2) no fast food for 3 months, and 3) save money in unique ways.  First of all, P90X is a 3-month program, so for me to set 6 months aside really hoping to make it work is huge.  I am about to start my third week; when I did it the first time (when I originally blogged about it), I made it 1 week shy of 2 months.  I loved the results, but school and work just began getting a little too much for me to work out for an hour and a half 6 days a week.  So, now that I have a lot more time on my hands, this shouldn't be so hard.  Second, I am a fast food addict.  I eat it all of the time.  Too much.  I want to wean myself away from it, so that's why my goal is not 12 months; that would just be too unrealistic.  3 months is an easier goal to attain and maybe by April 1st, I will not want it at all.  Lastly, I stink at saving money (as I've shared before).  So, I need to practice more fun, involving tactics.  I have decided that clipping coupons is my new favorite thing to do.  Have you ever come across another blog of a mother that clips coupons and pays like $15 for a whole cart full of groceries?  That'll be me.  I clipped my first batch of coupons today and can already see myself being successful doing it!  You can seriously use manufacturer's coupons, store coupons, and mail-in rebates (triple whammy!) and save sooo much money!  I don't want to be "that girlfriend" that spends all of the money and doesn't bring anything back to the table.  Josh will thank me at the end of the year when we have receipts telling us that I saved us hundreds of dollars! 

I think this will be a fun, rewarding year.  I am setting myself up for goals that are realistic yet challenging.  Here's to all of our attempts at resolutions and the opportunities we have to try again! 

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It's because I'm black

Happy New Year!  It's finally 2010 . . . a whole new decade starts today.  Weird, huh?  I'm only 21 but I feel old already.  I remember when me and my sister were bringing in 2000, afraid of Y2K.  Yeah, we're still living, computers (and the world) are still running.  It's funny that people were afraid of all of that chaos that never happened. 

I don't mean to start the New Year off by complaining, but do you mind?  No?  Okay, I didn't think so.  Well, Josh and I thought it would be fun to go to Chicago and stay the night there for New Year's eve.  I had Josh pick a hotel on Travelocity (reduced price, of course!) and just surprise me.  He found a hotel he liked, so we headed down to Chicago.  When we walked up to the desk to check in, the people behind the counter were carrying on their own conversations, acting like we weren't there.  Well, Josh is patient, so we waited . . . waited . . ..  Finally one young guy helped us with his nose turned up the whole time.  When we finally got checked in, he didn't even give us the room we reserved via Travelocity, so Josh asked them, "Excuse me, this wasn't the room I reserved.  Do you have any rooms available like the one I reserved?"  The guy behind the desk replied, "No, sorry.  When you use sites like Travelocity, you aren't guaranteed to get what you pay for.  And by the way, we are going to charge an additional $70 to the card which will be refunded upon check-out."  Not a big deal, I was familiar with that policy.  Whatever.  When we found our elevator (different ones take you to different floors), everyone in that elevator was with someone that was black.  We got up to the room (on the 11th floor out of 47 floors) and Josh got so upset.  He was upset for several reasons: 1) we were on the 11th floor (wanted higher level), 2) our view was the beautiful roof of the bottom part of the hotel (couldn't see anything), 3) the room was so small, 4) we probably had the whole floor to ourselves (or so we thought).

Fast forward to about 2a.m..  We hear people coming in from partying being sooo loud so Josh looked through the peephole just being nose-y.  Who was out there?  Young, college-aged people, mostly black.  Okay, I know what you're thinking, "You're just pulling that 'race card.'"  No.  We aren't.  The stunt the guy at the desk pulled was so obvious.  Later, after leaving the hotel, Josh checked his debit card transactions.  The hotel charged the rate that the room would have been (prior to discounts) on top of what Travelocity charged.  I didn't want to mention any prices, but (to make this story even more dramatic, I will) the hotel charged $297 to Josh's card, so he called to see what happened.  The lady on the phone said, "I don't know why you were charged that.  It should have only been $70."  Josh said she was being very polite and sincere.  So much for only charging $70.  Jerk guy.  We came up with only one conclusion: the guy at the front desk that checked us in probably wanted to see if that transaction would have gone through because it probably won't.  His card will get declined.  This hotel's too expensive for a young, black boy.  Well, it went through, jerk.  What?  We can't afford to pay for a "classy" hotel stay?  We must have broken our piggy banks to enjoy a night out on the town? 

I cannot state 100% that the guy's intention was to test Josh's card limit, but the way he looked at us, treated us, and gave us a crappy room on a crappy floor with people "like Josh" kind of confirms that.  Please don't get me wrong, Josh never uses the excuse, "It's because I'm black."  So, when he does say that, I trust that he sees something I didn't.  I don't know what it is about people having prejudices or stereotypes about other races, but it is very ignorant.  You would not believe how many people turn their noses up at us when we are holding hands, when Josh opens the car door for me (and people say things out loud about how unexpected that was), how people openly discriminate against us, think we can't afford a nice dinner, hotel stay.  It drives me crazy.  It's interesting though, because before being with Josh, I never knew that side of things.  Now, my view of things has been completely remolded because it has been majorly affected by Josh's experiences.  The past 4 years has forced me to see (and experience) how minorities are treated.  I know what it means for Josh to have frustrations toward different situations or atmospheres.  To be quite honest, I don't blame him, or any other minority for that matter, for feeling targeted and discriminated against all the time. 

Anyway, we enjoyed our New Year's eve/day regardless of rude people.  :-]  We are excited (and I'm sure you are, too) to see what's in store for this year.  Hopefully this year doesn't go by as slow as 2009 did!  Cheers to a New Year!  :-]

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