May 18th is a very special day in our family. It's my mama's birthday! She was on a camping trip this weekend, so we celebrated the day after with a dinner at my house. I want to share with you a little bit about the woman who raised me, and how thankful I am to call her mom.
She taught me how to be a compassionate person; how to be gracious and kind. She showed me how to be a wonderful hostess, checking to make sure everyone was taken good care of. She told me how important it was to tell someone thank you with a card of appreciation or a note. She is the most genuinely sweet person you will ever meet. I don't ever recall a time in my childhood where she raised her voice at me or my sister. She taught me to always take care of myself: to always wash my makeup off before bed(cleanse, tone, moisturize), how to apply makeup and how to dress like a lady. When my mom, my sister and I are together we usually end up laughing until we cry. We get very silly at times. She taught me to be independent and to be an entrepreneur; to always stick to anything I commit myself to. She told me to always be early for anything I was going to and that it showed respect for others when doing so. I learned so much from this beautiful lady, and I this is why I am so thankful to call her mom.
Let me share with you my obsession with Costco(yes, i'm old). I'm not sure how I fell in love with a store, but I have. We usually go there about 2 times a week, whether it be for salon supplies or house stuff. I am going to share two hilarious stories with you about our Sunday grocery trip.
I walked in Costco with an XS Energy Drink in my hand, and of course the first sample station we come to is a FREE cup of Keurig coffee. Dilemma... I already have had a cup of coffee for breakfast, currently carrying an energy drink....should I partake in yet another caffeinated beverage?!?! I though to myself, "Why not have extra energy today...YOLO!" So I proceed to walk around the store with two caffeinated beverages in hand. I bet people were thinking, boy that girl must have had a long night. ha.
I am looking to purchase new furniture for the salon reception area, so Matt suggested looking to see what Costco carries. Since it is almost summer, they only have their outdoor furniture selection in stock, so I was going to look online at their living room furniture when I got home. If you are familiar with Costco, you know that someone always checks your receipt as you walk out of the store. While I'm handing the young man(probably 18 or so) my receipt, Matt see's a stack of Costco furniture magazines and hands me one. My reaction showed my age I guess. I said,"A Costco furniture magazine is exactly what I wanted, SWEEET!" The 18 year old guy standing beside us said,"Such adults", and shook his head and laughed! REALLY???? Am I that old? I guess it does show my age when furniture excites me, or even that I am willing to confess my love for such a store as Costco.
Next thing you know I will be going to bed at 9:30 and waking up at 6:00am. Oh wait...I already do that. Goodnight, this old lady is tired.
I cannot believe that I have been blogging for one year already! I am so thankful that my friend Nicole introduced me to this whole new world of blogging while I was in Spain last May. Before I started my blog I honestly only followed two blogs on a regular basis. I had no clue that this HUGE world of bloggers existed. Throughout this year I have "met" some amazing women, read so many wonderful and heart breaking stories and truly been touched by all of you. Each one of you is unique in your own way, and I love it. I learn new things everyday from each of you that make me a better wife, friend and human being. I am forever grateful to Nicole for sharing her love for blogging with me. I am so excited to see what the future holds and to watch as my little blog grows and grows.
Thank you to each one of my lovely followers. I am so happy that you decided to follow me on my journey through life.