Monday, January 21, 2013

Short and Sweet

If you know anything about me, one of the things that probably stands out is that I am a class A klutz. Sometimes I even amaze myself, seriously! Since its been a while since my last post, I thought what better way to say "hello" than to share with you my most recent, "seriously, how did you ever make it to 31" umm...shall we call it experience?

I had just finished making laundry detergent (you did not misread that...yes I, Natalie, got my domesticated Pinterest on and made a lot of laundry detergent). I was standing in the living room talking with my sister when I shifted from one foot to the other. Now, this normally would go unnoticed...unless you are me. I didn't just shift. I shifted, lost my balance, stumbled, started to topple over, rolled/tweaked my ankle, and at after all was said and done I ended up in the kitchen. Much to my sister, Crystal's credit, she didn't laugh, but I sure did! I definitely know when I have something less than brilliant and have no problem laughing at myself!  Later my ankle hurt, but I think I was caught so off guard that laughing was my only response.

I think I should mention that I never actually fell, which is a feat for my in and of itself. I did, however, manage to give myself a soft tissue sprain. What is that exactly? I'm not really sure. I work for a podiatrist, so I assume he knows what he's talking about (he totally does) and that he wouldn't just make something up. Although, if he did, I would be the one to fall for it, but that's a whole other post altogether!

Thankfully, I don't need crutches and I can walk on it (I'm guessing that's where the soft tissue part of it comes in). I've definitely sprained this ankle way worse! What can I say? I am a hot mess and a walking disaster! I am the only person that I know who has dislocated both knees while sitting down and sprained an ankle while standing. I'd like to say its a talent that I've honed for the past say, oh I don't know, 31 years, but that just makes me sound like an over achiever!


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Oh hey! Remember me?!

I'm not one who typically writes down how I feel or what I think (i.e. journaling, diaries, heck even questionnaires), but I am also one who can't pretend everything is great if its not. Although, I am super easy to read and can't hide my feelings or emotions worth a crap, I never wanted to be the type of person who would just blog for the sake of getting a post out due to having a routine. 

That is why I stopped blogging. 1-I think I just got overwhelmed with trying to keep up my blog, while working and volunteering, and if something had to give, it would naturally be my blog. 2-I was stuck. I didn't really know what to say and definitely wasn't inspired...not from a lack of blonde moments or cute clothes to share, but just tapped out. 3-I felt like somewhere along the way I lost my "voice." I can't tell you how many posts I have written over the past year that I have discarded because it didn't "sound" like me or I just felt like it was boring. 

While I have been away, I have been thinking a lot about coming back to my blog (because sometimes I just miss it). I wasn't really sure what I wanted it to look like, didn't know what people would expect from me, and didn't know if I could put in the same amount of time and effort into it as I did before. I have come to realize that I can come back, even though its scary because so much has changed-in blogging in general and I have as well.

 Its okay if I change some of the format of my blog and  choose not to put in the same amount of time and effort into blogging as I did before, and there is nothing wrong with that. I can blog when I feel like it and don't need to worry so much about you, the reader (although, you are awesome!), and the expectations that you may have for me or I have put on myself. I have been trying to figure out if I should come back or give up blogging altogether and lately I have had lots of different people refer to my blog or just plain asked me if I had a new one somewhere that I hadn't shared with anyone since I hadn't posted here in so long and I felt like that was confirmation that maybe I should come back and give it another go. I can't say that I will be super consistent with blogging, but I can say that I will at least make an effort to post stuff as it comes up, rather than writing a post in my head and doing nothing with it. 

That being said here are some things that have been going on with me recently:

*My lovely high school girls have graduated and left the high school youth group coop! They are all in college now, which sounds totally weird, but I am really proud of them and miss them like crazy!! 

*I am now working in the same grade as the Hubs in the junior class-and they are AWESOME!! They are so much fun, wonderful, crazy, goofy, loving, welcoming, and just all around great! I am really excited to share the next two years with them and build some great memories with them!

*Rubber bands can leave a bruise on your head. Its totally true. I have one on the back of my head at the moment from a really intense rubber band. Its kinda rocked my world because, frankly, I didn't know they could do that!

*I finally got a smart phone. Basically, this means my hubby now has a girlfriend, and her name is Siri. He talks to her ALL the time. The worst part is that Siri hates me. Like, really. She never does anything I ask. Jim can ask her to do something and she just does it, but she acts like she can hear me. Its ridiculous!

*I just got back from four days at Disneyland. By the end of day two I was threatening to elbow people in the face because I was tired of being jostled...could it be because I am now used to the small town-ness that is Salem, OR and less used to the over abundant amount of people in CA?! Its possible, but even if it was true, I doubt I would admit it! Moral of the story: two days at Disneyland is more than enough for anyone! :)

So, bear with me as I find my "voice" again and as I don't necessarily follow any set routine! :)


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Awkward & Awesome!

Why hello and welcome to another...


~Trying to turn on your car while its actually already on...just makes for weird noises...

~ Receiving an adorable picture of your friend's son and verbally saying "aww!" and then clicking send...and sending her a blank text as your reply.

~Having your hubby hand you cash to hang on to, but you don't have any you stick it in your bra {at church} and just pray that no one saw.

~Calling patients to remind them of their appointments and having to repeat yourself four times {each time yelling louder} and the cute older people still not able to hear you!


~Getting a sweet card and gift card from my work, just because :)

~Going to the beach on the only sunny day we have had in a while with someone special

~Getting an awesome pair of jeans on clearance for $14.99 from Gap {pics next week}! :)

~Plums, grapes, and oranges...mmm...soo good!

~Smash, The Voice, Bones, Glee, and New Girl...:) Love it!

~Going to bible study with my hubby and the sophomores at our church

~Listening to some of our senior girls speak at youth group and rocking it out!

What are your awkward & awesomes this week?! Do tell!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What I Wore

Hooray! The week is half over! I don't know about you, but I am pretty excited! :)
Here are a few of the outfits that I wore this week!

Not gonna lie...kinda hate my hair this way with the curls...feel kind of like Medusa! :)
You can't see it, but the tights I am wearing {yes, they are tights...I may be pale, but I'm not that pale...close though!} have cute little polka dots on them! :)

What are some of the things you have been wearing? Any new favorites?