Sep 6, 2010

Labor Day Weekend in Tejas

This weekend was so special because I got to go back home to Texas.  I arrived on Friday night and was greeted by my aunt and uncle who came into town specifically to see me!  I'm a lucky girl.

After spending Saturday morning getting mani/pedis with mom and Aunt Bonnie, we went home to enjoy the sun and laid out all day.  I got to eat some delicious Tex-Mex and enjoyed a giant sheet cake my mom made to celebrate my brother's upcoming 18th birthday.

That night we all went to Chili's (a favorite of mine) to enjoy some margs and watch the TCU game.  I was getting pretty aggressive and announced that I hated Longhorn fans and they could all go eff themselves.  There was no reason to say this -- we weren't playing UT -- but I guess the feeling was strong enough for me to say something.   This wasn't the best choice of words considering 99% of my family and the people in the bar were all Longhorns fans.  I guess they're not all that bad...

Sunday was relatively lazy because we were all waterlogged and tired.  I went into Dick's Sporting Goods and walked out with NOTHING.  It was truly a remarkable moment.  There were so many things I wanted to buy!  I guess that's what I get for growing up with a bunch of boys.

Last night we watched three movies:  Best in Show, Just Friends, and Babies.  I'd never seen Best in Show,  Just Friends is one of my favorites, and Babies was hilarious.  We couldn't stop laughing!  I'm pretty sure I want to adopt an african baby boy one day.  They are so cute!

Today was relatively uneventful.  My sleep schedule is all out of whack so I got up early and went through the shed to find some of my old college stuff.  I found a gift bag full of letters written to me and I just had to bring it back to California.  Anytime I feel down, I know I can look at these letters and remind myself how much my family loves me and how certain times in my life made me feel.  One letter I received was from 2007 and it meant so much to me when I first received it.  On the front was a quote and on the inside my old roommate had written me a letter expressing to me how wonderful she thought I was and how I deserved the best in life.  It's so meaningful to hear these types of things from your friends.   Here's the quote, it's truly a great one:

"Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.  Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.  Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.  Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the great achievements of the future.  Give so much time to the improvement of yourself tat you have no time to criticize others.  Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!" - Christian D. Larson

After some tears and a ton of goodbyes, I was back on my way to Crazytown (Los Angeles).  A pretty quiet weekend but much needed.  Hope you all had a well-rested and fun Labor Day, spent with those closest to you.

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