Inside Kimmy's Mind

Days of Love

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In my last post I was minutes from meeting the bf’s parents, and that went well. There were moments of awkward silences but I think it was a successful meeting all in all. His mother was beyond sweet, and his 6 year old sister was adorable.  She makes the same expressions as he does and it was just cute. His step dad was pretty quiet but he would chime in every once in a while.

I was also happy to witness the interaction between him and his mother. When he talks about his mom he often says how she has her life and he has his. But they joked around and she acted like a mother. Not that I didn’t think she would act like one, but he keeps his family life pretty much to himself and I try not to pry. All in all, I liked meeting his family and hopefully the next time I won’t be as nervous. And I hope the meeting with my family goes well too.

I hope you had a nice Valentine’s…even if you don’t celebrate it in the traditional sense. The bf and I just stayed in, I picked him and some Chick-Fil-A up after working an Egypt party at the museum. I even bought the roomie some pink tulips. Buying flowers was nice, I need to buy an actual vase and buy flowers every once in a while. I know they die, but they are also really pretty and I didn’t want to buy a pastry chef sweets, so I opted for some pretty flowers instead. She’s the best, so I wanted to show her some appreciation. :3

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I also want to share what I got on a recent visit to Target. Oh Target, why must you be so alluring. I mentioned flowers earlier which is why I think I wanted these as badly as I did.  I noticed these beauties on sale and couldn’t help but get them. Wearing them out today gave me a little jaunt in my step, they also had some mint ones and some polka dot ones that were really adorable as well but the flower ones won out in the end. Gah! Target!

Aside from my Target adventures and a low key Valentine’s the date for the bf and my parents to meet has been decided. March 21st.  I’m excited yet nervous. I mean, I’m sure he’s nervous as well but he’s probably put it out of his mind for now. I hope it goes well, I want everyone to like everyone. Ok, I’ve rambled on enough and I have work in the morning so I should get some sleep. I’ve been exhausted and keep taking naps as soon as I get home from work or school and it has ruined my sleep schedule.  That’s all for now…

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Nervous >.<

I woke up with a knot in my stomach this morning. Why, you ask? Well, since you asked I’ll tell you. Today….I meet the bf’s parents. That’s right, he’s finally introducing me to his mom and step dad. To tell you the truth I never thought this would happen.

We are going on our second year, our relationship is almost a toddler? Weird. And when we first started dating we agreed not to rush things and even though my parents have been steadily getting a bit impatient for having yet to meet him, they’ve respected my decision in not rushing an introduction. But the bf doesn’t have the same relationship with his family as I do with mine. I talked to mine frequently, he talks to his once in awhile. And I try not to push my attitudes towards family but he knows how important mine is to me. Not that he doesn’t view his as important, I know this is a really big step…for the both of us. And he would never do something he did not want to do. I know he sincerely wants me to meet his mom….and then of course my stomach and brain do what they do so well….freak out at the same time. O.O Meeting his mom, I am meeting his mom? The woman who is responsible for the wonderful weirdo I call my boyfriend, I am meeting her TODAY. The normal worries that enter my brain are as follows:

  • What if she hates me?
  • What if she imagined something different?
  • What if she doesn’t think I’m good enough?
  • What if I have nothing to talk about and the dinner is so unbearably awkward? I’m so awkward!!!
  • What if his younger sister hates me?
  • What if I embarrass myself?
  • What do I order to eat?
  • Should I bring a gift?

This list could go on for ever, and I’m currently trying to keep my mind off the list above….failing a bit, so let’s not add to it. I know he has his own worries at this moment, and also some for when it’s his turn to meet my parents. LINEcamera_share_2015-02-07-14-22-13And that makes me feel a bit better, knowing that we are experiencing this together. Although I’m still extremely nervous. It took me several hours to pick out a dress and I end up wearing the one I had originally planned on wearing. Because, today was supposed to happen last Saturday but his mother wasn’t feeling well. And now I’m worried that they will reschedule again and then I’ll have to just be nervous forever! Or nervous because my fear of her not wanting to meet me is real and that’s why she keeps cancelling. Ok, my brain and stomach are starting to freak out again, so  I’m just gonna stop and publish this entry. I really hope this meeting goes well, I want her to like me. >.< Wish me luck. Am I worrying too much? Let me know how meeting the parents went for you. That’s it for now, I’ll let you know how it goes.

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Harden Criminal

 Monday started off like any other day. I had an early shift at Paper Source and I got out early. (I hate closing, so this was wonderful.) It wasn’t busy in the store either, I mostly checked in shipment and restocked things after crossing them off a list. And occasionally I’d help out with a customer. Oh, I was glued to the phone for most of my shift, which is annoying…I have terrible phone skills. Clocking out and heading to my car is one of the greatest feelings ever, but that day, not so much.

I was talking to my sister on the phone when  I noticed…my car wasn’t where I parked it. But let me give you some background on the parking system where I work. Ok, so parking is crap everywhere, but here people are so busy trying to get a spot in front of the stores that they ignore the huge garage that is always empty….oh and free! But, since I am an employee of a store, I am not allowed to park there. Employees have to park in this lot that is across the street near the train tracks in the most awkward and crazy location ever.  Oh and I need a sticker that I am still unsure where to get…all before my 10 a.m. shift tomorrow. :/ Anyway, going back to the horror….

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Crazy Ones

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I am a person of habit, and I get attached to things fairly easily. Even something as fragile as paper. I love being able to customize things to fit my personality. For my cell phone, I got a clear case that way I could just put pretty paper in and change it whenever I want.

However, I didn’t change it as often as I thought I would. I’ve had my cell phone for a year and a half and I’m just now changing the paper. The first design I chose was a R2D2 cover, and I even had the sound he makes as my notification ringtone. It was magnificent. And so, of course I grew attached to the little droid being the cover for my droid. hehe Corny jokes are fun. Anyway, since working at Paper Source I’ve become obsessed with Rifle Paper Co. designs. They are just gorgeous. And they also have such beautiful cell phone covers. However, like many beautiful cell cases, they seem to only be made for Apple. But that is why I use clear cases. I printed out some Rifle Paper designs and just cut it to fit my case. I love it, but I find myself missing R2.  Stupid, I know. Change is hard. Even something as small as switching the paper from my cell case.

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Since I’m sharing cases, I finally got my case for my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. I’m so excited about it, now it means I can carry it around with me. For this one, I didn’t even think about getting a clear case. I wanted something that resembled my Nook case, the kind that fold over. I also wanted one with a keyboard but I was too impatient when I saw this one. Gah! Ebay is so dangerous. >.< But again, I love it.

I just wanted to share my tech with you along with my never ending desire to customize the things I carry with me. If I could, I’d want a case for my laptop as well. But once again, they only make those for Apple products. -.- Bleh! Tell me, do you like to customize your electronic’s outer appearance or do you just buy whatever you think will protect your cell? Until next time….

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Игорь

The boyfriend’s birthday is on Tuesday and he keeps saying how old he is. -.- Pffft Since his birthday landed on a week day we celebrated this weekend. We went to the movies on Saturday, I treated him to the final Hobbit movie. And can I just say how hot Lee Pace is a the Elf King? So freaking pretty! >o< Ahem….

Aside from the movie, I ordered a keychain from Yamin, I mentioned him here and here in previous posts. He is from Chile and is just unbelievably talented. Anyway, I bought the bf a necklace last time, and since we were still getting to know each other during that time, I wasn’t sure what item to pick out for him. So I ended up picking a bike, since I knew he loved bikes. But this time, I know him better, at least I’d like to think so. And so I went with a custom order, I know that Dark Souls is one of his favorite games, so I decided to get the sun from this character’s armor and have it made into a keychain. I still want him to wear the necklace so that’s why I went with a keychain. It came out wonderful, Yamin is, again, beyond talented!

Solaire of Astora

I was so excited to give it to him and I think he was happy with it. It was a small token, but it also says, “Hey, I listen when you talk about things that you like.” Or something along those lines. We also played L4D 2 and watched some game walkthroughs as well. Nerdy, I know. Love it. I hope to still see him on his actual birthday, but I start classes and might not be able to.  Anyway, despite having to work on Sunday I still had a very nice weekend. I work tomorrow, but I get off at 4 so I’m happy about that. There are some things I need to do/get in order to get ready for school on Tuesday. Until next time….

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“Cake”

I’m so incredibly sore after having three parties at the museum this past Saturday.  It’s been awhile since I’ve worked a whole day at the museum and I’m feeling it.

But even though my legs and feet feel like they are no longer connected to my body it was worth it! I finally got my first email feedback from birthday parents…well my first GOOD feedback, I probably had some bad ones that were never mentioned to me.

Thank you for everything today! The party was great and everyone had a wonderful time. Katura and Kim were lovely. We are members of HMNS and Avery loves it there, that’s why we decided to hold the party there. It’s the first kids party there we’ve attended.

Thank you for all you and your team did to make the event special!

That was for my 9 am party, I felt as though it went well so but I didn’t think they would send feedback. My second party was very appreciative I figured this would be the party that would send feedback but they didn’t but my last party of the day, which was a solo party did. My first solo feedback!!!

I do not mind answering questions for feedback. This was our first birthday party at the museum and we found out about it because we had been invited to a party there before. We thought the party was great and so did all of our attendees. I think the best part was the tour of the Paleontology Hall. The craft was fun but it wasn’t lengthy enough to take up the time allotted and therefore the kids got a little restless and started running around. So I would recommend a more in-depth craft that takes more time to complete. Kim did a great job! I was worried that she would not be able to herd and command the attention of 20+ four and five year olds on the tour but she did and the kids loved it! I would definitely recommend having a party at the museum to our friends. The only downfall is of course the inconvenience of the parking, etc which I understand can’t be avoided. It is a lot of work to get in and out of the museum, especially on our rainy, cold, busy weekend and I was worried that our guests wouldn’t show but everyone came that said they would.

Thanks for the great birthday experience!

The kids during this party were a bit rowdy but they were all very good kids, two of the birthday boy’s friends kept hitting each other, so I had to keep telling them to be nice and how they were a herd of Deinonychus and how they worked together to survive and eat. And then I added, “So if you don’t work together, none of you get cake.” I know…lame, but kids eat that crap up. Certain age groups do anyway. I hope to continue doing well as a Birthday Coordinator, I love this job and love being able to go to the museum any time I want. Along with bring friends with me as well. Great for dates!

That’s it for now, just wanted to share my good feedback. :3 Until next time….

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Another New Year!!!

I cannot believe how fast 2014 came and went.  This was a hard year for me, and I don’t want to focus on the reasons why it was hard, because there are also many wonderful things that happened as well and I should focus on the good and grow from the not-so-good.

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School was pretty hard this fall, but I managed to pass all of my classes and graduation is a lot closer….next fall! So I’m going to work extra hard and do my absolute best. I need to go out with a bang and leave UH feeling positive. Even though the fact that it has taken me THIS long is a huge downer. But hey, that’s dwelling on negative thoughts.

So let’s make this post about things I’m loving!!! <3

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Holiday Spirit

I spent time with my friend Katie on Tuesday, we talked, we cried, but mostly we laughed while remembering the amazing person that her husband was.

She confided in me the actual details of his last days. Those days belong to her and she felt comfortable enough to share them with me. I still cry a lot thinking about him and about the fact that he’s no longer here with us. And now I cry knowing more about his last moments on earth. They were horrible and painful, but I’ll keep those details to myself. I was just happy that she came to me during an incredibly difficult time and felt somewhat at ease with me. Even though  I know, no amount of crying or eating candy will make this easier for her, I just wanted to be there for her.

Ok, let’s move on to Holiday festivities, I need something less sad and more happy. I just wanted to touch base, because both he and Katie have been on mind a lot. I only got to hangout with them every now and I regret not spending more time with them. Which is why I hope to spend more time with Katie and friends in general. Life is short. As cliche as it sounds, it is. I’ve heard that saying pretty often but this is the first time it actually resonates with real meaning. I don’t want to regret things like this, things I control.

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To You..

A book I have, a friend gave,

Whose pencil, here and there,
Had notched the place that pleased him,–
At rest his fingers are.

Now, when I read, I read not,
For interrupting tears
Obliterate the etchings
Too costly for repairs. -Emily Dickinson 

I lost a dear friend this week. I was lucky enough to call him my best friend when we were kids, and lucky again to pick up our friendship where we left off. He was always so positive, no matter what life dealt him. He was diagnosed with crohn’s disease during our sophomore year in high school and still saw the world with the same rosy glow. If only there were more people like him, the world would be a better place if there were. He suffered from an abscess and was having surgery last week, only things did not go well. I still have trouble believing that he’s no longer here and it pains me even more when I think about Katie, his wife. Seeing him with her, made me believe how two people can be made for each other. And I’m so happy that he found someone that loved him the way he deserved to be loved. I only hope she knows that I’m always here for her.

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 Dustin, I hope you are in a better place. I’m sorry that you didn’t get to do all the things you wanted to do in life. I’m sorry you didn’t get a chance to go back to school for your masters or become a father. I know you would have done great things. You deserved so much more, but I know if you were here now, you would just give me that same ole smile. That smile that always said, “I’m happy.”

Thank you for being my friend and good bye for now, Moon Light Knight.

 

Blue Screen of Death

I had this holiday weekend to finish up homework and here I am still looking at blank word documents, this is just insane. This semester has been nothing but complete and utter misery.

Tons of things are due this week and I find myself, but of course, procrastinating.

List of things that are due for the end of this ghastly semester:

  • Outside story- 12-3
  • CV in the voice of Arthurian character – 12-2
  • Job letter in the voice of a different Arthurian character 12-2
  • Job letter in my voice for the costumes of an Arthurian film 12-2
  • Creative project/final essay 12-10
  • Final exam 12-15
  • Final essay 12-9

This is all due in the coming weeks, even though the semester is essentially over. I mean, why?!! I’m so tired and just ready to call it quits. I just do not possess the energy to type out anything more. And to top it off, my laptop is not working. T-T I am currently typing this and working on my little netbook. I only hope it can handle all the work I need it to do. I hate doing homework at school, but that might actually make me get things done. -.- Have I mentioned how exhausted I am?

It sucks that all my assignments are due and I’m still recovering from my Thanksgiving food coma. I went home for the first time in months, last time I was home was back in September and that was only for a night. My parents have been remodeling things and the house looks different. A weird feeling when you feel like a guest in your own home. I mean, it’s where my family is and I of course feel comfortable there, but this time definitely felt more like someone else’s house. I’m sure it wouldn’t take too long for me to regain my usual feelings towards it, but I only had two nights there. I also drove home for the first time by myself. I was tense and scared but I was able to do it! It was weird, in the past I usually felt this comfort knowing that I was driving to Lake Jackson because that is where my driving confidence lived. But this time, I couldn’t wait to get back to Houston to what is now familiar. Something I never thought would happen. I’ve driven more times in Houston than I have in Lake Jackson even though I grew up in Lake Jackson, it has grown and changed a lot. But aside from that, spending time with my family was wonderful, however I didn’t get much work done and now here I am struggling with homework. -.-

Ok. Back to work!!! I took a nap, so I should be able to get some things done. Pffft Thanks for always being around procrastination. Wish me luck.

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