Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Life Update: Purr like a cat style...edited edition

  This weekend I went to College Station to see friends and watch the heartbreak that was A&M v. OSU. The sickening feeling I had was too familiar. I hated watching them fall apart to OSU again. But, as Ags learn to do, I brushed it off and had a really great weekend. You can't help but get all warm and fuzzy inside being in College Station.

A few highlights from the weekend....

  •  Hanging out with John. I had such a great time with him. He also said one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. It went something like this...
JT: (watching Tannehill on TV) "Hey Katie you should marry Ryan Tannehill"
Me: "Ohmygosh do you think he would like me?"
JT: "Yeah, I think he would."

Then the conversation spiraled out of control to the point where it was decided that John would quit his classes and social life and his sole purpose would be to track down Tannehill and tell him that he found his future wife, muah, and set up our rendezvous. Today I texted John to ask him for his address.
         His response...
         JT: "Are you getting married?"
         Me: "Um have you found Ryan Tannehill yet?"
         JT: "Touche...I have not"

         I love me some JT

  • Tailgate fun with margaritas in bag form and foam fingers

  • Staying with and getting to hang out with my new friend Mary. She had three tests so our hang out time wasn't nearly enough, but I'm ob freaking sessed with her. She's really sweet and beautiful. She writes lovely notes. And I think she gets Katie J and I's humor...I hope. 

  • Seeing so many friends and I had a lot of conversations with people I enjoyed. Some were really sweet. Some were very funny. Some made me purr with happiness. Yeah kinda exactly  like a cat but more metaphorically. 

  • Doing a classic NG trip that didn't involve a whole lot of drama. All around fun night. This picture was taken at one of the bars and I love it. I want it in large poster form and I want to hug Cliff for being on my wavelength. 

  * if you want an adequate view of some crazy eyes I suggest you click the picture*

Life at home has been sorta surprisingly pleasant. Besides getting in pointless tiffs with my mother over Hawaiian BBQ sauce it has been lovely. I've been trying to rock a positive attitude about it so I think it helps. I'm getting into the swing of things at work and I really do enjoy doing my job well and being all assistanty and such. I don't know how long this will last but I kinda like wearing big girl grown up clothes and I'm using that as an excuse to make trips to Target during my lunch break. I lack big girl grown up clothes.

Sidenote: If you know me even a little bit you know that I hate shopping. Yet, Target seriously makes me all happy and fluttery inside, and I not so metaphorically purr like a cat walking inside. Its a safe shopping space. 

  I'm enjoying my guiltless reading because I don't have to worry about studying or applying for graduate school. It really is one of the best feelings I've felt in a long time. Semi Grad Perk! I'm also loving Zumba class at the gym. I really feel like I would be the last person to admit it but it really is a great workout. I told Katie J that my goal is to "make my arms look good when I dance." I may have actually used the word "sexy," but that is a bit ambitious. And by good I mean not like a special white girl. I think its because my arms are like 2 inches too long for my body so I just look awkward when I try to move my legs, my butt, and my arms at the same time. My arms seem to be the first part not able to keep up so they kinda limply flail where they want while the rest of me concentrations fiercely on my feet. My arms look kinda something like they did when I had my major freak out on the Jumbtron at an A&M game my sophomore year. If you know the story, picture that. Yet, I shall Zumba on! 

That really is my life right now and I'm liking it. Totally do-able and its been awesome to feel prayers being answered. 

Today I read the quote "God is easy to find. Look wherever there is love." 
Reading this couldn't have come at a better time and it made my day. I sat there and prayed with it for a while. Its not mind blowing or anything I didn't know, but it was reassuring. It will be reassuring in times of prayer and adoration or when I'm in Mass and I'm frustrated because I'm not "feeling" the things I want to. For the times I feel disconnected from God I know I can just look to all of the love He has put in my life and encounter Him. It makes my soul purr like a cat when I think about all of the love in my life. Sorry I can't stop with the purring. 

And on that note its bed times. Pip pip! Cherrio!  


  1. That picture is so great! I love and miss all of you. This blog post made me smile because I could hear you saying all of it. Glad things are going so well, m'lady. Can't wait to see you!

  2. Hey it's katie! Just wanted to stop by and check our your adorable blog! This post makes me miss C-state so, so much!!