Monday, June 14, 2010

Do you think it's impossible to fall out of love?

My friend found this quote and shared it with me. I don't really know that I believe it or not, but wanted to write a post about it b/c it got me thinking. I'd like to think that I was in love once, but maybe it wasn't love b/c it didn't last. In some way, I don't want to believe that's true b/c at the time, I thought that it was love and if it wasn't, then what was it? Was all that time truly wasted on something that wasn't love? Here is the quote:

"It is impossible to fall out of love. Love is such a powerful emotion, that once it envelops you it does not depart. True love is eternal. If you think that you were once in love, but fell out of it, then it wasn't love you were in. There are no 'exit' signs in love, there is only an 'on' ramp."

I'm on an online dating site right now, but it's just kind of a way to put myself out there. I'm not really looking for a relationship or to date. I want to take this time to work more on myself and gain back my independence that I value so much. The life that I'm starting here in Austin is helping me get there, but sometimes I just have to keep reminding myself that it's OK to take time to work on me and just be single. Another reminder to myself is that I hope to find the true love that I deserve and not settle for something less. It will happen when I'm ready for it and the timing is just right. I know it will take a lot for me to open up my heart again, but I have faith that with the right person, I will be able to do it.

Monday, June 07, 2010

A Woman's Right to Matching Dinnerware

OK, blogger has been down, so I wanted to post this last night and it's just now working. Yay. It figures, when I finally have something to say, I can't say it. Ha. I know these pictures really suck...I've got to learn how to better utilize my camera and have a more creative photographic eye. I used to think I was halfway decent, but no longer. Urgh!

I started my new dish collection today(last night)! How exciting. I have decided on Fiestaware and went to Dillard’s today to check out the colors in person. They are all so pretty, it was difficult to decide. I ended up choosing lemongrass, sunflower, shamrock and chocolate. Hopefully this will be a good combination, though I think they really all go well together. I have some sunflower kitchen things already, so I thought that color palette would be nice. After Christmas and as winter was winding down, it was time to put away my Christmas dishes and I dreaded going back to my crappy every day mismatch plates and random bowls. I have the cutest full set of snowman dishes and love when I get to use them every year. What’s the point in waiting till I get a house or get married to register for dinnerware? Why can’t I enjoy cute matching plates and bowls for all my meals? It’s stupid to think that I had to wait and what if that stuff never happens? I didn’t really plan on buying anything today, I was just going to check out the colors. At Macy’s, Fiesta was on sale, 30% off and I had a $10 off coupon to use with my charge, so I figured I’d get a couple of bowls. Check out the lemongrass and sunflower in the photo…though they are much cuter in person. It will probably take me awhile to work up to a full matching set, but this is a great start!

Also, check out my new cactus. If you remember, my other five year old cactus died soon after I moved here. I bought this one at the flagship Whole Foods store when Rachel McHadiashar visited. It’s not your typical cactus with spines, but I’ll probably get one of those at some point. Hopefully this one will last even longer than the last! Isn’t he cute?