As the World Rambles On: July Edition
Written by Callie, Kenzie, and Brenna
Hi everyone! We're back with another exciting edition of As the World Rambles On! Okay, so maybe it's not terribly exciting but we want to be friends with everyone that reads our posts and that involves knowing about our lives and the things happening in them! So here it goes:
July was a rough month for me. I've tried my very best to find a job and still have not found one. I was offered a part time job with a miserable wage and turned it down because 1. It was not a job I would enjoy and 2. Jason and my family are supporting me and encouraging me to wait until I find the absolute perfect job for me. Which is incredibly sweet of them because they've seen the horrible jobs I've had and been taken advantage of in and want me to be happy. So bless them for being such wonderful and understanding humans.
On the upside, I went to Schlitterbahn with Jason's family and finally conquered my deep rooted fear of water rides! Granted, the rides at Schlitterbahn aren't particularly scary but I'd had the whole "water parks are death" idea stuck in my head for 15 years so it was fun to overcome that! We also went to the beach for my mom's birthday and had a wonderful relaxing weekend doing nothing which was great.
Other happenings, Jason and I are trying to buy a house! We've applied for a loan (so blog posts about how on earth to do that coming soon) and are starting to seriously look for a house that we can picture ourselves staying in for a while. Now if the dang houses in Fort Worth would stop selling so fast and would give us a chance to go tour it first, that would be nice.
July has been fairly similar to June. I just checked on our garden today and it is officially DEAD. I'm going to clean it out this week and prep it for another planting. I have renewed enthusiasm for it, so we'll see how it goes.
Here's something that actually did happen: I'm seeing someone. This probably isn't super exciting but I haven't dated in like three years, so I'm pretty excited! Plus, I think he's great so that's good.
Since nothing very exciting happened, I'll tell you how Tayler and I met because it's kinda cute. My friend checked herself into the emergency room at a hospital one night (she's fine, don't worry!) and I went up to visit and bring her some dinner. He was the tech that night and I thought he was pretty cute. I even texted Callie about him and took a creep photo. Some text excerpts: "On the plus side, the tech is a darn hottie", "I tell you what, my blood pressure would be up every time the tech walked in the room", "he's even got Converse on". So I looked him up on Facebook a few days later and found him, but was too chicken to send him a message.
Fast forward a few weeks and I re-download Tinder for about the fifth time. Chatting casually with a few dudes and swiping and it's him! Hospital boy! I swiped right and it was a match already so this time I wasn't chicken and messaged him first saying, "This is probably a long shot, but do you remember me from the hospital?" After a little reminder of how he made a joke about me pole dancing, he remembered. We talked for a few days and then met up to watch a movie and eat frozen pizza and things have been pretty great, honestly.
Turns out, he thought I was cute at the hospital too and kept coming into my friend's room for no reason just to see me. I'm telling y'all this because I didn't think anything would come of a small interaction with a hospital tech. And I've never expected to meet someone decent on Tinder. Point is, keep trying things. You never know what could happen! And, send the message. Just send it. What's the worst that could happen?
In other news, we went to the beach which was fun and ate lots and lots of snowcones. I'm still trying to recapture those old school summer vibes, but I do feel like I got pretty close when I woke up early to catch the sunrise on the beach. Nothing says summer like sunrise on the beach.
I swear I blinked and July was over. Most of July was spent house sitting for two families who frequently ask me to. When I wasn't doing that, I was either at the lake or laying out by a pool. I've been trying extra hard to be better at doing nothing and being okay with it. So Sundays are for champagne and sunshine. We did take a quick trip to Surfside for Laurie’s birthday a couple of weekends ago and literally did nothing except read, eat, and look for sea glass! Not much beats that.
As far as work goes, we've been wrapping up an automotive shop build out so I've been spending a lot of time at the job site. Which I love because there's always an opportunity to learn something new and you get to see it all come to life right before your eyes. I'm thinking about going back to school for a quick minute to learn AutoCad! After the wedding though because I enjoy my sanity.
Speaking of the wedding, my dress is here and it's even more perfect now that it's my size! I've also decided on linens and bouquets. I honestly thought I'd drag those decisions out for much longer but our sweet friend Carolyn Mills from Sweet Tea and Linen helped out big time. Plus Callie sent me gorgeous flower options because she's the best. Next up on the checklist is ironing out bridesmaids and groomsmen details! It's all happening a lot faster now and I'm trying to stay as cool as a cucumber but it's hard man.
I'm taking a break from Netflix for a minute because I'm on a serious reading kick right now, so at some point in the near future I'll be posting a roundup of the books I've finished or plan on starting! Does that happen to anyone else? I swear, growing up I read books like it was going out of style, now I go through little spurts. Being an adult gets in the way I guess.
Stay tuned Ramblers!
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