Valentine’s is coming up and we are all thinking about what activities we can do with our loved one.
I don’t know about you but I like unique date nights, not just movies or going to the same old restaurant.
If you are wanting to do something different this year, I have a list of my dream date nights.
If you haven’t been to an escape room, you have to try it. It is so much fun. You could even get with other couples and make it even more fun.
The Magic Time Machine
So this unique restaurant is in the Dallas area and I want to try it out so bad! They have different themed rooms to add some fun to your date night.
Painting with a Twist
I love painting with a twist! I haven’t been able to experience the couples paint so that is definitely on my date list.
Okay, so I know this is a little bit on the weird side, but it’s definitely something I want to do for a spooky date night.
Drive in Theater
I love the drive in movies! We only have one in Central Texas and it’s actually a 45 minute drive there, but it’s always so much fun. You can cuddle up in the back of your vehicle and watch a movie, and enjoy your own snacks.
If you can’t get a sitter on valentine’s, you can still get out of the house and enjoy a family date at the Zoo. Bring a picnic or you can enjoy the expensive food there.
These are just some of my top dream date nights, I could go on and on about places I want to try. The hard part is getting the husband on board.
Valentine’s should be just about celebrating your love for one another, not how much you spend. Find unique things to do with each other and just enjoy your time together.
Whether it be going on a lavish date night or just sitting at home with a glass of wine, just be thankful you have each other.
Did you know that there really is people that have a fat phobia? They think being fat is the worst thing that could happen to a person.
Ok, so I get that being 600 pounds is unhealthy, but so is being 90 pounds.
Who wrote the rule book that we all have to be one size.
I started gaining weight in 5th grade. I was just like every other kid, full of energy and very active. I didn’t eat much either. Can you tell me at that young age, I did anything wrong and chose to be fat??
I honestly believe God made us all shape and sizes for a reason.
Does that mean we should gorge out and eat whole pizzas?? No! But I can tell you it seems I can breathe air and gain weight, so who are they to judge me because of my weight.
Can being overweight be unhealthy? Sure, but can you tell me skinny people are completely healthy?
I know big people with high blood pressure and skinny people with high blood pressure.
Everyone is so fast to blame weight on everything, when you can’t tell me skinny people never get the same illness.
I recently found out one of my big girl inspirations, was thinking about weight loss surgery. Talk about a slap in the face. She inspired me to be happy as a big girl and to love my body and now she wants to change her body!
It starts making me think “is everybody right about being fat?” ” should fat people not exist?” “Should we be extinct?”
Well my answer is No! We are who we are meant to be! I can diet, lose a few pounds, but I will always be chunky.
I can go to the extreme to have weight loss surgery, but if God wants me to be a plus size woman, that weight is coming back.
I know all the fat phobia people will be yelling “your unhealthy.” Ok, how healthy are you?? Worry about you boo boo!
Stop the fat shaming and worry about yourself! We are not hurting anybody by existing.
So in conclusion, don’t let anybody tell you what your body should look like. Don’t let fat haters, make you hate yourself.
We are not disgusting creatures, we are beautiful!
Here lately it has occurred to me that most people in my life do not know the real me.
I am not fake or two faced, but I do hide parts of me that I feel people would not like.
After the current year we all faced and the uncertainty of how long we all will be on this Earth, I have decided I want people to know ME.
I have decided that being the real me and having people that accept the real me is more important than trying to be someone I am not so that people like me.
I have decided to lay it all out there and share 10 truths about me.
I smoke cigarettes
Yes, I have a disgusting habit that I cannot seem to kick. I hide it from most people because I don’t want people knowing that I am so weak to have an addiction to nicotine. I don’t plan on smoking for the rest of my life and I actually hate that I am a smoker, but that doesn’t make me a bad person.
Yes, I am guilty of using “bad” words to express myself. I don’t like to make a habit of cussing but I can’t say that they never escape my mouth.
I Envy Others
Nobody ever wants to admit that they are envious of other people, but I am guilty of feeling envy towards other people. I want what others have all the time.
I am the obnoxious drunk
I may not drink often, but when I do I become loud and annoying. People tend to avoid me after a few drinks. I also have been known for trying to start fights after a few beers, that is why I avoid beer and stick with wine.
I have depression and anxiety
This one is not really a secret, I talk about my anxiety and depression frequently. People may not know that some days I find it hard to get out of bed and find myself crying for no apparent reason.
I feel like a failure most of the time
This probably goes with the anxiety and depression but I struggle with feeling like a failure in my life. I feel I let my family down and that at my age I should be more successful.
I want to be a successful writer
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved writing. I use to write short stories in my free time. My dream is to be a successful writer and at least have one published book.
I have a big heart
I may not show my feelings very well, but I care so much for people. My heart breaks when I see people suffering or sad.
I am very emotional
I try not to let people know this, but I am a very sensitive person. I get my feelings hurt very easy. I have a hard time with expressing my feelings to others, so most of the time I don’t defend myself (unless I am drinking).
I am not a fancy person
So I love dressing up and pretending to be fancy, but deep down I am just a down home country girl. I grew up in the country with not a lot of money and now I raise my family in the country with still not a lot of money. Fancy places make me uncomfortable and I am more at home at a whole in the wall country cafe. I am married to the biggest redneck in Lorena and wouldn’t have it any other way.
I hope you enjoyed learning the 10 truths about me.
Always remember to be yourself and don’t try to be what you think others want you to be.
I have tried for years to be someone I am not and hide what I didn’t want others to know, but you will find life if so more enjoyable when you accept who you really are and embrace it.
2020 has proven to go down in history as the worst year ever!
Between covid 19, elections, riots, and even murder Hornets… that’s enough to drive you to the nut house.
Needless to say, it’s been a rough year, but I am also very thankful for 2020.
2020 has shown me how precious life is. So many people have lost loved ones this year, and I was blessed to still have my family.
My mom was in and out of the hospital more times this year then any other year, but she always recovered and she is still here with me.
So many people lost jobs and businesses and are truly struggling. 2020 taught me to be happy with what I have.
We may not have tons of money but we survived 2020 and are not in debt.
2020 did bring out a lot of hate in people and made people that were once friends, turn to enemies. But also showed us who our true friends are. It’s amazing how bad times will show you who is truly there for you.
This year also brought many changes, one of the biggest being remote learning. It was a difficult time in our house for sure, but it also made my son appreciate school more. He no longer gives me a hard time about going to school, because he now knows what being at home all the time feels like.
Covid definitely made my busy schedule go to non existent for a while and made me feel like I was losing my mind. Now, I appreciate being able to do more and find myself not complaining about busy days.
Lastly, I am thankful for all the great times I spent with my family this year. I think being stuck at home together made us grow closer. And even through all the changes this year, we were still able to make great memories.
Through all the madness, my family and I enjoyed camping together, enjoyed every holiday, celebrated my daughter turning 21 and my son turning 14, and celebrated 20 years with my husband. We enjoyed drive through events and made the best of every obstacle 2020 threw at us!
I am definitely not sad about 2020 coming to an end and I am looking forward to what 2021 brings us, but I am thankful for what 2020 brought me as well.
Happy New Years, I hope 2021 brings so much happiness to you all!!!