Saturday, August 23, 2008

Do Opposites Really Attract?

As I was up Logan canyon this weekend camping with my in-laws, I couldn't help but look over at my sweet husband and think, "You owe me!" Anyone who knows me will tell you, I'm not a camper. I'm barely a sit in the park with a picnic kind of girl. And as I sat there, in the dirt and bugs, I wondered how my husband and I got along so well. We are complete opposites in so many facets of our lives, it's almost scary to list. He listens to hard rock, I listen to alternative/contemporary. I drive a small, fuel efficient Civic, he drives a large, much less fuel efficient F-150. Everything from what we like to do in our spare time (think crocheting vs Xbox) to where we want to live is very different. Sometimes, when I think about it too much, it starts to concern me. What if, with all of these differences, we grow apart. Then I think of the saying "opposites attract". Sure, they attract, but do they stay together? I go on to try to think of why we are happy together. Is it because we are attracted to each other and don't mind doing things separately? I don't think it's that simple, because we really enjoy spending time together. Being the type to over analyze, (thanks for the collective gasp), I've really put some time and thought into this subject. Do opposites truly attract? Well, sure, but I think it's deeper than that. Certainly we can seem almost ridiculously opposed in our likes and dislikes, but when it comes to core values and feelings, we are quite similar. Such as, we always put the other before anyone or anything else in our lives. There is no question between us that we are in this together. And, in being quite different from one another in some ways, we bring out the best in one another. For example, I've always been very independent, to the point of being reserved and aloof. My husband brought out in me utter trust that makes me feel so safe with him I let my guard down. And, as far as my husband goes, he was never really motivated before. But, wanting the best for the both of us in life, he generates that motivation in himself to improve. Realizing this makes me feel so much better about our superficial differences. Clearly, no relationship is perfect. But, my mother always said, you're not perfect, but you're perfect for one another. So, I think I can handle the music, and the Xbox. Cause I feel like the best person I can be when I'm with him.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking

So, a few of you have been asking about digital scrapbooking. A friend of mine, Nikki, turned me on to it. I don't scrapbook much myself, but it seems like it would be all the fun of scrapbooking, with none of the mess. So, here's a few links I've come across. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

What did I do without it?

So, as most of you probably know, I'm pretty addicted to shopping. I know, cliche. I'm always on the lookout for the next item that I just can't live without. During my recent search, I inadvertently purchased said item and truly cannot live without it. It is my black vest. Seriously, it goes with EVERYTHING!

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I can put on jeans and a tee and by throwing the vest over it, it instantly becomes a look. Or, when I'm feeling, shall we say, boring, I'll throw it over a dress and heels, and almost get a hippie feel to it. I probably wear it too much, people are going to think I don't own anything else. But it is officially and absolutely the key piece that I cannot live with out!

Friday, August 8, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance!!!

Oh, how I love this show! And how sad I am that the season is over. It was an amazing episode, and I was thrilled with who won. But, that being said, did anyone else see the dance with past competitors? Lauren was wearing the cutest outfit with these great leg warmers. Maybe I'm the only one, but I'm seriously considering taking up dance just so I can get away with wearing leg warmers. I love them so much! I'd wear them, but I'm not sure if I could pull them off... Oh well, now only three weeks till ANTM!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Am I A B*tch?!?

How do you know? The more information I get, the more I'm thinking I am, or at least was. A few weeks ago at a family party my siblings and I were all sitting around the table, laughing, joking and reminiscing. I'm not sure how the subject came up, (you know how those conversations wander), but we starting talking about how we were when we were younger. Or, more specifically, how I was when I was younger. Of course, it's not always easy to see one's short comings as they occur. But, looking back, I realize I was a little, oh I don't even know what word it would be. Maybe stand-offish? Ya, that'll work. For instance, when my brother would come up and tap me on the shoulder, I would get mad at him for touching me. It didn't seem weird at the time, but looking back, it kinda is. And in high school, I had this best friend. We did everything together. And then, one day, she quit talking to me. Completely. Still to this day I don't know why, but I'm starting to wonder if it was me. Was I rude. I admittedly have little patience for immaturity and, not to sound too harsh, but stupidity. I always kind of prided myself for being non-judgemental. But, was I actually judgemental? More recently, I had a friend (same girl, actually), that I'm ashamed to say I abandoned a bit when I got married (though that's an entirely different subject). Once again, as I tried to make contact and plans with this friend, she quit returning phone calls. I'm not looking for reassurance or pity, I'm truly curious as to whether or not it's me, and more over, how I would know. If one doesn't know she's being a "be-yotch", how does she remedy the situation? Or is there a reason to? Should I assume it's in my past and I've grown up and matured beyond it? Or should I be concerned that I'm still possibly driving people away by doing something I'm unaware of? I guess all I can do it try to be conscious of my actions, and try to better myself. Right?