Saturday, July 9, 2011

yummy sips and my new beginning

Today has been one of those relaxing, do-nothing, stay-in-PJs-all-day kinds of days. When I woke up, I made Christmas coffee-- a dash of nutmeg and a teaspoon of cinnamon added to the coffee grounds, and a Bob's Old Fashioned Peppermint Stick as a swizzle. Yummy! I turned down the A/C to make it extra cuddly and read a bunch of blog posts and listened to the song I posted earlier about 20 times in a row. I get a little tired of summer sometimes, so I just pretend it's winter. I love winter. Maybe that's an easy thing for a Floridian to say, I don't know, but the cold and the snuggling and the coats... I love it all.

Minty, spicy, creamy deliciousness

Last night I had my first guests at the new place! Andrea, my roommate for all four years of college, and Sofia, a fixture in our college apartment, came over and we had a few beers and Dan brought home some pizza for us. We went to Ale House and I insisted that the girls try my favorite drink: Gatorade. Orange vodka, water, and a splash of sour mix. No hangover because of all the water, and it tastes just like lemon-lime gatorade! They are now hooked. :) We reminisced and laughed for a good three or four hours.

Andrea, Sofia, and me

This week I begin my new job! Well... sort of. I go to orientation. BUT, I get PAID! I have no idea when I'll see that first paycheck, but boy will she be a beaut. Yesterday I got a bunch of new scrubs, and I remember saying a little over two years ago when I began nursing school, "I can't wait til the day I'm walking into the hospital in my scrubs, as an employee!" The day has almost arrived! I will be getting my badge this week, eating in the cafeteria, opening doors without an escort... it will all be real!
Waiting for the future is hard! It's so important to stay in the moment, but I find myself with an eye on the horizon a lot, especially lately. I see my friends getting married, moving to big cities, buying houses, having children... and I wonder where on the horizon that is for me. At one point, this Monday was on my horizon, but now it's practically right under me! So, I have to keep that in mind. The phrase "Good things come to those who wait" comes to mind... but I don't know what choice I have other than to wait, so I'm not sure what comes to those who don't wait. Anyway, I am now sitting on the branch of a tangent tree! Time for me to climb down! Happy Saturday, my friends.

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