Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Very Thoughtful Gift

So I had a pretty rough night on Monday when I left FHE.  My mom is usually the parent I seek when I need to talk to someone, but she was unavailable since she is currently visiting her family in Pennsylvania.  I hadn't planned on talking to my dad about my emotions and feelings when I got home, but something strange happened when I arrived at the house.  I felt like being by myself and just crying, but for some strange reason I ended up in the family room with my dad.  I don't know what came over me exactly, but I actually opened up to my dad when he asked me if I needed to talk. He actually turned off the TV so that he could listen to me.  In all 28 years of my life, I have never, NEVER EVER talked with my dad like this before.  I actually enjoyed the bonding experience we had.  He provided words of comfort and told me that he understood exactly how I was feeling because he has been there before.  When we were done talking, we had a real heart felt hug where we both shed tears.  Now I'm not a very huggie, touchy, feely kind of person with most people, especially with my dad, but I'm telling you, this was a REAL hug!  It was actually very special and I'll treasure that feeling forever.  In that moment I knew that my father loved me, and that he was hurting with me. Yesterday when my dad came home from work, he called up the stairs to tell me that he had a present for me.  I asked him if it was a travel toothbrush?  It's a family joke that only my immediate family would understand and laugh about.  Anyway, he did bring me a baseball ball cap that he got from his job that has his company logo on it.  As you can imagine, I wasn't super thrilled because a baseball cap is just as bad as getting a travel toothbrush as a gift.  But then he handed me a little package and told me that I would probably enjoy this present more.  I opened the little package and inside was a cupcake that was all packaged pretty.  Receiving this little cupcake from my dad meant the world to me.  It may not seem like much, but I knew that this package of sweets was a very thoughtful gift.  I'm so grateful for the opportunity I had to be able to bond with my dad.  And yes, the cupcake was very delicious!

Monday, June 25, 2012

I'm Not Fitting In

So I've been going to the Singles Ward here in Colleyville  since April and I still haven't made any friends!!!  I had such high hopes of making new friends, good friends, and maybe even start dating.  I hate to announce, but I'm just really not fitting in with these people.  NO ONE EVER comes to talk to me and I ALWAYS end up sitting on an entire pew by myself most of the time.  I'm beginning to think that something is seriously wrong with me or that maybe I have leprosy and I don't even know it.  I leave every Sunday and Monday feeling absolutely WORTHLESS!!!  You wouldn't think that this type of ostracism would happen among the LDS, but I'm afraid it does.  Please keep me in your prayers because I don't think I can endure this anymore......

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dallas TNT (2012) Opening Credits

The new season of Dallas started last night on TNT and I loved it.  For the past several months I've been buying the old seasons of Dallas and watching them.  I've been really excited about this new season and I've been anticipating it for months.  The new season has a different feel to it, but I can tell that I'm really going to enjoy it. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tiger's Quest

Last week I finished reading the second book in the Tiger series, Tiger's Quest, and I really enjoyed it.  I personally liked the first book a little better because I like Ren more than I like his brother Kishan.  It's not that I dislike Kishan, but he just isn't Ren, and Ren is the first brother that the reader meets and falls in love with first. You can't help but fall in love with Ren while reading the books.  
The book started a little slow for my taste and I started to get a little annoyed with the main character, Kelsey. I started the story already angry with Kelsey for leaving Ren and India behind to return to Oregon.  She feels the need to move on with her life without Ren, and so she goes to college and dates 3 guys that become interested in her.  As a reader, I could careless about the dates she went on with these 3 dudes and I was just so ready for the adventures in India to begin again.  The book really picked up when Ren came to Oregon to win her heart again!!!  Awwww....the romance was DIVINE.......
However, without spilling any beans to those of you that may want to read the story, Kelsey's adventure in India continues with Kishan, Ren's younger brother, instead of Ren.  Kishan falls in love with Kelsey which creates a love triangle between the brothers and Kelsey.  
For any of you that have read the Twilight series, this book was similar to New Moon in emotional feelings.  Just like New Moon wasn't the same without Edward Cullen, Tiger's Quest wasn't the same without Ren.  I became discouraged while reading the quest because I wanted Ren back.  I still enjoyed the book and I've already started reading the final book in the series.  However, I'm definitely team Ren!!